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Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks - 4/20/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

McLellan pushed all the right buttons on Sunday when he moved speedy winger Anton Slepyshev to Connor McDavid's line in the second period and slid Leon Draisaitl down between Drake Caggiula and Zack Kassian . The numbers speak for themselves. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Read More »

Simon Jordan reacts on Twitter to Crystal Palace win against Arsenal

Mamadou Sakho, a center back on loan from Liverpool, was excellent for Palace in reading the crosses into the box, coming out to block shots and delivering the kind of towering overall display that was beyond Arsenal's defenders. "Overall, we created many risky situations but we couldn't score". They didn't need that tonight, they have enough quality to beat any team and they have been winning for a while. Read More »

Jazz lead Clippers, 17-14, in first quarter of Game 4

Indeed, with each team's loss of its best big man - Gobert for Utah, Griffin for Los Angeles - the series might become more of a fair fight. But of course that's all set to change tonight as the Jazz will take the court in Game 3 of their first round series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Read More »

Birmingham City Appoint Harry Redknapp

Zola was appointed in December after Birmingham sacked Gary Rowett with the club in seventh place in the league and well-positioned to make the promotion playoffs. The experienced boss has a deal until the end of the season to keep Brum up, with tough challenges against Aston Villa , Huddersfield and Bristol City . Read More »

Some farewell: Ichiro goes deep in likely last AB in Seattle


Brad Ziegler got through the eighth inning with the no-hitter intact, but Kyle Barraclough saw Mitch Haniger line a double to right-field to spoil the flawless night. Servais said Segura could end up going to Double-A Arkansas for a couple of rehab games and rejoin the Mariners in Detroit for the start of a series next Tuesday. Read More »

Younis becomes first Pakistan batsman to score 10000 runs


Younis had started his innings very slowly, taking 19 deliveries to get off the mark whereas Babar looked confident since start. Younis, 39, marked the moment with a broad smile, and by raising his arms to mild applause from his team-mates and a modest crowd in Kingston - perhaps the most low-key environment imaginable for such an achievement. Read More »

Middlesbrough 1 Arsenal 2: Ozil keeps top-four hopes alive

Mesut Ozil fired a second-half victor which kept Arsenal's hopes of a top-four finish just about alive and sent hosts Middlesbrough hurtling closer to the drop. The Gunners looked more likely to score as the half wore on, and did so on 70 minutes, Sanchez's teasing ball chested down by Aaron Ramsey as an on-rushing Mesut Ozil fired the ball into the back of the net to restore his side's lead. Read More »

'I'm an Idiot': NY Times Editor Apologizes for Misleading Trump-Patriots Tweet


In the case of the picture taken during the visit with President Obama , the Patriots tweeted, more than 40 staff members are seen on the stairs. Trump hosted the five-time champions on the South Lawn and declared that "no team has been good this long", comparing the team's 25-point comeback against the Atlanta Falcons in February to his own political upset. Read More »

Kylian Mbappe: Monaco have no reason to fear anyone

Dortmund, runners-up in 2013, were ultimately outclassed by a vibrant young Monaco side but Tuchel is convinced the outcome would have been different without last week's attack. On the pitch, Dortmund conceded after just three minutes. Meanwhile, Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim has warned his team to maintain their concentration levels as they seek to nail down a place in the last four. Read More »

Nats send Scherzer out in attempt to sweep Mets


Aside from that, against left-handed hitters he'll primarily go to the curveball or changeup as his off-speed weapon, while he throws his slider against right-handers. Rivera from Triple-A Las Vegas. The only better rate is by Scherzer's teammate, Stephen Strasburg (12.5 K/9). This is a lineup in dire need of someone like Cespedes, who clubbed 31 home runs a season ago and already has swatted six out of the park in 16 games so far this season. Read More »

Saints not fussed about helping Tottenham's Premier League ambitions


Chelsea are four points clear of Tottenham with six matches remaining and they could extend their lead when they host Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. As well as Spurs have done under Pochettino, Saturday raised serious questions - or at least failed to answer existing ones - about when Tottenham will make that final step from a good team to a winning team. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Makes History By Scoring 100 Goals In European Competition

Ronaldo, the four-time world player of the year, volleyed Real level at the Allianz Arena, then reached his milestone by slotting home the victor 13 minutes from time in the first-leg with the return on Tuesday in Madrid. Now we must relax because the game in La Liga is just around the corner. Earlier on Wednesday, we had Monaco winning the first leg match against Borussia Dortmund 3-2 and a day before on Tuesday, Juventus surprised Barcelona fans by thrashing the Spanish giants 3-0. Read More »

Pain from previous surgeries to keep Warriors' Steve Kerr sidelined

Golden State continued the comeback effort and led by as many as eight points, 108-100, halfway through the fourth quarter. A frustrated Steve Kerr met with reporters for almost seven minutes in the team's Portland hotel on Sunday afternoon, announcing that his health issues "took a turn for the worse" over the past five days. Read More »

Oilers ripped apart by Sharks, series tied 2-2

The Sharks have averaged 27.7 shots per game over their first three games of the series, fourth-lowest in the playoffs. The Sharks seemed to frustrate Connor McDavid , who's now suffering from an extremely rare two-game pointless streak. "It is important that our big guys step up", Lucic, who has a goal and an assist, said. Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot , center, is beaten for a goal on a shot from San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture , not seen, as Joe Thornton (19), Oilers' Darnell ... Read More »

Emotional Isaiah Thomas feeds off teammates' love

Green was fairly brilliant in the first two periods, hitting four of his seven threes to get to 16 points at halftime. Surprising the Bulls and (probably) Celtics fans alike, Green was second on the team in points, finishing with 18. The two came nose to nose, resulting in technical fouls for both players, and the Bulls started to shoot their way back into it. "I don't think I've been called for it one time this year, " he said. Read More »

'Iso' Joe Johnson turns back clock for Utah Jazz

But imagine now if the Clippers have to part ways with their All-Star point guard in Chris Paul. Johnson, who hit the winning shot in Game 1, scored 11 straight Jazz points during a crucial stretch in the fourth quarter, including a pull-up jumper for a 91-90 lead with 3:55 remaining after trailing by seven early in the period. Read More »

Pacers Eliminated in Game-4 Loss to Cavaliers


James considered the milestones a footnote on a day the Cavs blew a 13-point lead and allowed the Pacers to come all the way back and take a 102-100 lead with 1:31 to go. Last season ended up being more than an appearance for the Cavaliers team. This is only the second time in Pacers franchise history that they have trailed a play-off series 0-3. Read More »

Instant analysis: Marc-Andre Fleury, Penguins struggle in Game 4 loss

He was diagnosed with a facial fracture. Even when they would win series, they would too often leave the door open for opponents or let series go an extra game or two. In the last two games especially, the Canadiens have done a good job of preventing the Rangers from using the up-tempo style they're best at, clamping down defensively and forcing NY to dump and chase. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo oblivious to critics

Vidal could have given the hosts a two-goal cushion from the spot in first-half stoppage time following Dani Carvajal's handball, but stepping up in place of injured striker Robert Lewandowski he blazed the penalty over the bar. Can Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern Munich recover from a goal down against the reigning Champions League holders to knock out Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night? The win put the defending champions on course to reach the semifinals for a seventh ... Read More »

Browns zeroing in on No. 1 pick in 2017 NFL Draft


Berry, though, said the Browns don't have any issues with Garrett's competitiveness. Check out top 1,000 players rated by, including combine and pro day workouts, biographies, scouting reports. "I don't think you move up to get a safety or a corner". Once again the Cleveland Browns level of ineptitude haunts them as the NFL Draft approaches next weekend. Read More »

Lions squad 'what you'd expect' - Hansen

Sam Warburton will captain the Lions once again as he did in Australia four years ago, unperturbed by the fact he's never walked off the field against the All Blacks a victor in six attempts. "As soon as I heard Warren Gatland saying it, I was on the training pitch straight away". "He's got a nerve issue", Gatland told the Irish Independent . Read More »

Toronto beats Washington, Senators defeat Bruins, both in OT

The Leafs could not bury some fortunate bounces in Washington's zone and were starting to fire away in desperation, notably hot shooter Nylander. "Now I feel good and I'm ready to play". Trotz has tried to argue that the talent gap isn't big between even the top and bottom playoff teams, but there's a chance for four sweeps. "They're easy to coach". Read More »

Why Arsene Wenger turned to a 3-4-3 Arsenal formation

Middlesbrough nearly sprung a surprise when Alvaro Negredo cancelled out Alexis Sanchez's stunning 42nd-minute free-kick, with Daniel Ayala going close to putting his side in the lead with a close-range header moments later. That shows you that even at my age, you can change. "I felt that we were recently a bit vulnerable defensively and to give a bit more reassurance to the team", Wenger told Arsenal TV. Read More »

Younis breaks 10000-run barrier as Pakistan build reply

A day earlier, Younis had said he might not end his 17-year global career along with his captain Misbah-ul-Haq at the conclusion of the West Indies tour, if his team asked him to play on, but later clarified that this this would be his last . Read More »

Shumpert sparks Cavs after Smith hurts hamstring in Game 2


We wanted to get him the shot. Through two games of the best-of-seven first-round playoff series , both Cavs' victories at Quicken Loans Arena, the team's "Big Three" have accounted for 161 of the Cavs' 226 points. The Pacers regrouped, ripped off 13 straight points and were within 113-109 when George hit a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left. "We have a chance to do something we all have been wanting to do all season, and that's to put together a four-quarter game", he said. Read More »

Mourinho: Road To Recovery, A Hard One For Zlatan

United's players are now dropping like flies, and seem to be struggling with fatigue to boot, with Mourinho making it clear some of them are doing everything they can - and that others need to be doing far, far more . "I will rotate players again to give some players a chance again". "If I was Smalling or Jones, I would play Thursday with everything. In terms of expectation, it is better to go into a derby with one point difference rather than four". Read More »

We want FA Cup glory for Wenger: Ramsey

Wenger, 67, is out of contract at the end of the season and has been offered a new two-year deal, although he is yet to announce whether he will continue. "We are playing in Wembley, it's always something special when you play there". At some stage you need to focus on something different for the players to create some confidence. Read More »

Theme of the series for Clippers-Jazz: Next man up!

Felton and Paul answered with back-to-back 3-pointers to push the Clippers' lead back to four at 76-72. Favors, who missed a month late in the season in an attempt to get healthy, has averaged 34.7 minutes per game during the series. beat writer Dylan Hernandez wrote Saturday. "It don't change that", Paul said. There's going to be some kind of sunshine for him at some point. "He's just good, number one", Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. Read More »

Toe injury knocks Griffin out for playoffs

The Blackhawks, who won the Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013 and 2015, were swept by Nashville this time around, managing just three goals in 13 periods. Utah was led by Greg Hayward , who had 40 points and eight rebounds while George Hill had 26 points. Read More »

Blackhawks begin uncertain offseason after sweep by Preds

Changes are coming for the Chicago Blackhawks. The Predators completed a clean sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks in round one of the NHL Playoffs with a 4-1 win Thursday night in Nashville. "I just tried to get to the net and it took a fortunate bounce for us". "It's a whole different story to lose four straight and get swept like we did". Read More »

104-77 home rout givs Milwaukee 2-1 series lead


The Raptors all-star rallied with a game-high 33 points Saturday in Toronto's 87-76 Game 4 win in Milwaukee after failing to hit a field goal in a humiliating 104-77 loss to the Bucks in Game 3. If momentum had meant anything in this series, Dwane Casey and his Raptors might be feeling kind of good about themselves coming home. It's hard for the nerves, but I like that tough aspect of our team. Read More »