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Blazers last chance tonight as Warriors look to complete sweep

The Warriors made do with what they had, with Curry and Klay Thompson - who scored 14 of his 24 points in the third quarter - leading the way. "This came up pretty quickly and Golden State is hoping they can deal with it", said ESPN contributor and Cleveland Cavs expert Brian Windhorst on TV. Read More »

Bopanna-Cuevas win Monte Carlo Masters title


Bopanna reached yet another final at Dubai where he and Poland's Marcin Matkowski went down to the former Wimbledon champions Jean-Julien Roger and Horia Tecau in the match tie-break. With the win, Bopanna and Cuevas have now set up a clash against the French team of Hugo Nys and Romain Arneodo for a place in the summit showdown. Read More »

Benteke Scores Twice As Crystal Palace Win At Liverpool

The Belgian striker notched his fifth league goal on Merseyside - more than the four he managed in a Liverpool shirt - to continue Palace's impressive recent form. Our job is to squeeze everything out of this season. Emre Can has said Liverpool need a flawless end to the season to secure Champions League qualification and a favour from Manchester City against Jose Mourinho's United on Thursday. Read More »

Matt Barnes Ejected For Throwing Pitch Past Manny Machado's Head

Pedroia: "It's not me". "That's not how you do that, man". I'm sorry to him and his team. This game was particularly frustrating as it was against a lefty who was making his first career start; it seemed like the flawless opportunity to get guys like Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez going. Read More »

Chelsea edge past Tottenham to enter FA Cup final


While organisation and discipline throughout the team were pivotal to Spurs bringing an end to Chelsea's winning run in the league, the absence of the same tonight proved to be a gift to the Blues. The main talking point ahead of the tie was the omission of the starting duo, with the coach keeping an eye on Tuesday's Premier League clash against Southampton. Read More »

Tigers OF Jones placed on DL with a lip laceration

Detroit outfielder JaCoby Jones said he felt lucky a day after being hit in the face by a pitch that later sparked a benches-clearing tussle between the Tigers and Minnesota Twins. "I'm trying to make that adjustment". Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a strained right hamstring, joining third baseman Josh Donaldson (calf), left-hander J.A. Read More »

Tennis Star Under Investigation For Alleged Racist Remark About Serena Williams

During a match that pitted England's Johanna Konta against Romania's Sorana Cirstea where Konta was leading Cirstea, Ilie Nastase launched into a tirade against the players and officials before being removed from the court. "I gave everything I had for this win", said Sabalenka as Belarus flourished despite the absence of former world number one Victoria Azarenka who won t return to the tour until July after becoming a mother for the first time. Read More »

Bucks introduce Raptors lineup with 'Barney & Friends' theme song


Mike Conley showed why he landed the richest contract in National Basketball Association history as he sparked the Memphis Grizzlies to a thrilling playoff series-levelling win over Patty Mills' San Antonio Spurs. The Blazers built a 16-point second half lead. Kidd was inserting Monroe earlier in games when Valanciunas was already sucking wind from chasing Thon Maker up and down the court. Read More »

Barcelona midfielder Rakitic: You can't be surprised by Messi

The former Blancos boss covered the game as a co-commentator for Fox Sports Italia and was disgusted by what he saw as blatant attempts to hurt Messi, who was left with blood pouring out of his mouth after being elbowed in the face by Marcelo, and felled three times by Casemiro in the first half alone. Read More »

Steve Kerr: Steve Kerr out indefinitely due to back pain

Kevin Durant, who has now missed two straight Playoff games with a left calf strain, appears to be nearly 100% healthy. Golden State took Game 3 of the NBA Playoffs series on Saturday, 119-113. "Normally we don't go back to him, but his length, his size, his athleticism we really felt affected the game on both ends of the floor". "If I can get some improvement, I'll get back on the sidelines, but I'm not gonna do that unless I know I can help the team", Kerr said . Read More »

Arsenal want to win FA Cup for Wenger, says Ramsey


The Gunners will play Chelsea in next month's Wembley showpiece after Alexis Sanchez scrambled an extra-time victor in a controversial clash on Sunday. "Especially in the second half when I think he saved three of four balls". The truth is that I had a hard injury but I think that I am at 100 per cent now and I'll try to prove it when I get the chance'. Read More »

Yaya Toure hits out at 'very disappointing' refereeing after cup exit


Alexis' future continues to occupy space in the gossip columns of the European press but Arsene Wenger, speaking after the game , stated that the Chilean would remain at Arsenal for next season. Replays suggested the goal should have stood and City went on to lose the game 2-1 after extra time. We did absolutely everything to play, like yesterday for example, like Tottenham, so it's congratulations to Arsenal and Chelsea for a trip to the final. Read More »

Luis Enrique haunted by first half of Juventus, Barcelona first leg


Instead, the crowd of more than 96,000 chanted loudly in appreciation for the team's effort in trying to overturn a 3-0 first-leg loss. Spanish giants Barcelona have been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League where after a scoreless draw against Juventus in their second leg quarterfinal match at the Camp Nou stadium. Read More »

Zach Werenski's Face Is Really Fucked Up

The Penguins' attack was relentless, never more so than in Game 3, when they turned a 3-1 deficit after one period into a backbreaking 5-4 win. Zach Werenski has a promising future with the Columbus Blue Jackets. On one skate, he beat Sergei Bobrovsky with the carom of Ron Hainsey's shot from a sharp angle to tie the game at 1 at 3:17. The Columbus goalie got most of the shot, but it dribbled in off of him anyway to give the Penguins life heading into the second intermission. Read More »

Garcia wants to share champions' locker with Olazabal


Online Chat: DJ Kachman, the Veterans Affairs Department's director of mobile and security technology transformation lead, on April 10, at 1 p.m. "I don't know, I guess Angela and I have to talk about that", he laughed. Garcia's cast-iron par took them down 18 all square and the gripping tension intensified when Rose blocked his approach to the last and caught a huge break as his ball kicked off bank of the right bunker and rolled down to within 10 feet of the hole. Read More »

NBA Predictions: Will the Jazz even the series with the Clippers? 4/23/17

Joe Johnson will get most of the attention but let's not forget the enormous contribution of Ingles. Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles , who had a career-high 11 assists, also hit huge baskets for Utah down the stretch. The Los Angeles Clippers are now tied 2-2 with the Utah Jazz heading into Game 5 of their first-round series. The confirmed lineups of the Game 4 between Clips vs Jazz will be updated on National Basketball Association official website. Read More »

Hawks use balanced scoring to even series with Wizards

Unfortunately, some of the woes that plagued Washington in Game 3 crept back in during the second quarter, where the Hawks fired up their home crowd once again and changed the tone of the remainder of the game. The Wizards fought back to tie the game heading into the fourth quarter, but a stretch that featured both John Wall and Bradley Beal on the bench allowed the Hawks to open up an eight-point lead. Read More »

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, David Silva 'train ahead of derby clash'

I am very disappointed. "You have to cope with that, you know", Toure said when asked about the injury to one of City's most important creative players. With Toure out of contract this summer and no agreement on a new deal yet, it could have been his last chance to win a trophy with City. Champions League qualification is now essential to prevent the campaign being viewed as a complete failure and the stakes are high for Thursday's clash at the Etihad Stadium. Read More »

Red Sox' Matt Barnes banned for four games


Barnes was seeking retaliation for what happened Friday night when Machado took Dustin Pedroia out on a slide at second base. Instead, the a rivalry game between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox will be shown at 7 p.m. The players' association appealed, allowing Sano to continue playing until the appeal is heard and decided. He didn't elaborate on what that was. "People are going to think what they want", Barnes told reporters after the game "All I know was I was trying to go up ... Read More »

Raptors minimize Antetokounmpo, win Game 2 vs


So while they have a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, coach Jason Kidd is using a little reverse psychology. The three-time All-Star also dished out five assists and grabbed four rebounds while playing a team high 40 minutes. I also made a guest appearance on Locked on Bucks to chat about potential adjustments and what to look for in Game 2 with Eric Nehm. Kyle Lowry only had four points, and it took him 11 shots and a free throw to get there. Read More »

Warriors Dominate Over Trail Blazers in Game-2 Victory

When Durant's out of the lineup, though, the Warriors approach the platonic ideal of who they are as a franchise. Elsewhere, Eric Gordon and Lou Williams caught fire in the fourth quarter as the Houston Rockets rallied for a 115-111 playoff win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, who lost despite another historic 50-point night by Russell Westbrook. Read More »

Edmundson's OT victor sends Allen, Blues past Wild 2-1

Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson and Nicklas Backstrom scored for the top-seeded Capitals, who are now feeling the heat going into Game 3 today in Toronto. "I saw the replay". Tarasenko tied for fourth in the National Hockey League during the regular season with 39 goals to go along with 36 assists. With Joel Edmundson in the box for roughing, Niederreiter passed up a shot in order to get the puck to Koivu in the slot. Read More »

Zach Werenski out for postseason with facial fracture


Phil Kessel was credited with three assists. After about five seconds of playing keep-away, Crosby centered the puck to young Jake Guentzel , whose shot leaked through Sergei Bobrovsky to cap a 5-4 Penguins' win and put the Jackets' on the brink of elimination. Read More »

Seahawks GM has 'moved on' from trading Richard Sherman — NFL free agency


I mean, the guy's one of the top cornerbacks in the league. It will also help the Seahawks defend another NFC West title and try to get back to the NFL Playoffs. After flying under the radar playing opposite of Sidney Jones at Washington, Jones' recent tear of his Achilles tendon has bolstered King's draft value by default, however, said injury is not the only reason King has skyrocketed up draft boards as he put on a show at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine earlier this month. Read More »

Newcastle heading back to the Premier League after win over Preston

Preston do leak a few goals on their travels but the pressure and expectation may be turned up a notch tonight, with Premier League promotion within touching distance. A financial outlay of nearly £60m (admittedly with a profit of £30m for their summer business) on the likes of Matt Rtichie, Dwight Gayle and Ciaran Clark gave them arguably the strongest squad in the divison, but Newcastle found themselves trailing Chris Hughton's Brighton when it mattered most this season. Read More »

Bulls to start Canaan at point guard in Game 5 vs


Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he's not "putting a lot of weight" into comments made by Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg after Sunday's Game 4 when Hoiberg suggested that Isaiah Thomas is impossible to guard because he discontinues his dribble. Read More »

How should Chelsea line up against Southampton to keep the momentum going?


And Conte is uncertain if his team have struck a psychological blow by beating Spurs. Chelsea are four points clear of second-placed Spurs with six league games remaining. The Blues got totally outplayed by Jose Mourinho's guys at Old Trafford but Antonio Conte did well enough to inspire his players and get them prepared for what turned to be rather an eye catching FA Cup clash against London rivals Tottenham. Read More »

Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to level series


Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas (4) dribbles through the Chicago Bulls defense of Cristiano Felicio (6) Isaiah Canaan (0) Bobby Portis (5) and Paul Zipser during the first half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round p. "However if you allow him to discontinue his dribble, it's impossible to guard him". "He's again, a guy I think a lot of people root for because of the chip on his shoulder he plays with". Read More »

Steve McManaman uses Liverpool to send warning to Man United

I will go through this like everythings else and come back even stronger. "I wouldn't accept one guy to play nine matches in a row", he said. "Giving up is not an option", he added. "Unfortunately they won't be the first or last players to get an important injury". "I am happy to play there again and of course everybody knows me, I play where the manager needs me, and I just want to play like anybody else". Read More »

Fabregas: Chelsea full of winners. I'm proud to be here!


However, having seen a commanding 10-point lead eroded to just four, Antonio Conte's players can not afford a slip-up at home to Southampton. "It is normal to check his condition and I want to speak very well with him tomorrow before I take the decision". Read More »

Private Hometown Funeral to Be Held for Aaron Hernandez

Family members and close friends gathered for an invite-only private funeral in Hernandez's hometown of Bristol, Conn. on Monday. Leontire says the family has a right "to know their loved one's final thoughts". Early's office said last week that Hernandez had been locked inside his cell at 8 p.m. Tuesday, and no one else entered it until a guard forced his way in at 3:03 a.m. Read More »

Antonio Conte: 'Eden Hazard must continue to put team first'


Crooks told BBC Sport that if Tottenham cannot win a trophy soon, their team could begin to disintegrate with players looking elsewhere to do so. The 47-year-old inherited a squad in transition who finished 10th in the Premier League last season, and, though the club spent more than £120 million (S$214 million) in the summer on players including N'Golo Kante and David Luiz, he has not made as many changes as he would have liked, despite the January exits of Branislav Ivanovic and John Obi ... Read More »

Messi Comments On El Clasico Show


However, in the last minute of the game, Lionel Messi scored his 500 goal for Barcelona to give the Blaugrana three points. The result here on Sunday night leaves Barcelona level on points with Real Madrid at the top of the table, although Madrid have played a game less. Read More »

Gunners shoot down City to reach FA Cup final


Spanish worldwide Nacho Monreal equalised nine minutes later - his first since early 2015 - from a cross by Arsenal's other wing back, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have been linked with moves away from Arsenal but after the Sanchez scored his 24th goal of the season, Wenger said he expected the Chilean to stay. Read More »

Kante named PFA player of the year

Not only is Kante at the top of his game on the pitch, he is also ruling the roost in the Federation Internationale de Football Association 17 realm with a new 92 rated Player of the Year (POTY) card released in his honour after being crowned the best player in England. Read More »