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Clippers star to miss playoffs

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Rivers asked. "I just think it's so easy to say, 'Hey, they should break up, ' from the outside". "I didn't know Blake had left the floor". But long-term, Friday's injury to Griffin might have signaled the end of an era in Los Angeles, or, it might give Rivers another reason to believe he can bring this entire team back and hope for an entire season of health. Read More »

Monaco dream on after making semis

Radamel Falcao also netted for the home side in a whirlwind start at the Stade Louis II , and Dortmund were left with too much to do to save the tie. "The explosion before the first leg won't be processed in just a week or two", he said. The 18-year-old has five strikes to his name in this season's competition, all of which have come in the knockout stages, to inspire the dark horses from Ligue 1 into the semi-finals. Read More »

Kerr's Bad Back Becomes Warriors Biggest Worry

As Marcus Thompson of San Jose Mercury News reported , Steve Kerr will miss the rest of their first round series against the Portland Trail Blazers, and may miss more time. "I was uncomfortable at practice the other day, and with things getting worse, I just made the decision I couldn't coach ". As for Durant, Kerr said that they want to make sure he is in tip top shape before allowing him to be back out there. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee seeking release of notes left in cell

Kennedy is in custody at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, where Hernandez was found dead Wednesday, Massachusetts Department of Corrections records show. An attorney for Hernandez's fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, requested to the judge that the family should be able to review the letters that were intended for them. Read More »

Nene ideal in Rockets' Game 4 win over Thunder

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Westbrook finished with 35 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists while Steven Adams added 18 points and seven boards. When Westbrook started answer the question, it seemed to be mostly an attempt to deflect a potentially hard question away from his teammate Adams, but the answer shouldn't have been too controversial. Read More »

Thames hits 2 HRs, Perez goes deep Brewers beat Reds 11-7

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Aledmys Diaz hit a go-ahead pinch-homer in the seventh inning, Lance Lynn pitched six strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 Saturday night. The Brewers scored twice in the bottom of the third on an RBI double by Perez and a run-scoring single by Garza. The right-hander needed 93 pitches to get through four innings, allowing four runs (one earned) on four hits with three walks and four strikeouts. Read More »

Celtics tie series, take 2 in Chicago

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The Bulls will look to Canaan to provide a much-needed boost at the point guard spot when they take on the Celtics in Game 5 on Wednesday, April 26 in Boston. Thomas and the Celtics return to TD Garden on Wednesday for a crucial Game 5, and we're sure his kids will be watching closely. Boston's miniature scoring machine led the way in their 104-95 Game 4 victory with 33 points. Read More »

Nadal makes history with 10th Monte Carlo win

Little did he know that 12 years later he would be winning his 10th title in Monte Carlo-marking the first time an ATP player has won a singles title that many times in the Open Era. Ramos-Vinolas, 29, had the week of his life to reach his first Masters final, though a case could be made for his run to the French Open quarterfinals past year. Read More »

Marc Gasol's GW jumper ties Grizzlies-Spurs series at 2

On offense, Memphis used one maneuver that San Antonio could seldom contain: high screens for Mike Conley . Therefore, the two clear areas of weakness for both teams evened out and resulted in a wire-to-wire finish. "In playoff games, especially on the road, a two-minute mental "something" can become a 10-point deficit". The Grizzlies snapped a five-game skid themselves in Game 4s. Read More »

Antonio Conte Plays Down 'Psychological' Advantage Over Tottenham

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This is not my idea of football. I will never understand this, never. "I am always ready when the manager calls me onto the pitch and I try to learn together with the big players that we have". Conte was perplexed by a fixture list that has fallen in Tottenham's favour this week. Bringing these two players on changed the complexity of the game, as Chelsea scored two goals, which Hazard was directly involved in, and Chelsea wrapped up the win. Read More »

Pochettino's delight as Tottenham Hotspur close the gap on Chelsea

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Certainly Chelsea don't look like ending the season in peak form and Tottenham are indeed playing some exhilarating and highly effective football. Add in Conte's reminder of how this season should be seen in the context of Chelsea's poor campaign previous year and the impression is left of a manager trying to lower expectations just when they are at their highest. Read More »

Conte: I don't want Hazard to be selfish

Chelsea go into the midweek games still four points clear of chasing Spurs, but held a ten-point lead going into April and have looked more vulnerable in recent weeks. Southampton pulled off a surprise 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge in October 2015, which was their first away win over Chelsea since January 2002. Read More »

Yaya Toure: Let's play the Manchester derby without a referee

City bowed out of the FA Cup in controversial circumstances yesterday after Sergio Agüero's first-half goal was ruled out by Craig Pawson at Wembley. Pep Guardiola's City are now fourth, with Jose Mourinho's United just a point behind in fifth place and with both sides having played 32 of their 38 league games this season. Read More »

I would prefer Tottenham midfielder over Kante — Sky Sports pundit

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We have to finish well but so far it's a very good season". The Men's PFA Players' Player of of the Year goes to....@ ChelseaFC's @nglkante ! That honour was indisputable. The Spurs midfielder has been one of the bright sparks in an impressive Tottenham team and, like Kante, has added to his ever improving game. They are also the most valuable contribution a player can make. Read More »

Middle man Kante voted PFA player of year

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Also, Tottenham's Harry Kane, Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Everton's Romelu Lukaku were also nominated. Kante has become one of the most influential midfielders in the division, playing a huge role in Leicester's memorable title win last season and looking good for a second successive championship, this time with Antonio Conte's Chelsea . Read More »

Gayle first to 10000 T20 runs

Gayle's nearest rival, New Zealand's Brendon McCullum, who top-scored for Gujarat with 72, has more than 7,500 runs in cricket's shortest format. Gayle , who hammered a fabulous 77, was well supported by captain Virat Kohli , who smashed a brilliant 64. Read More »

Giants P Matt Cain's strong start ends early with hamstring injury

Arroyo, 21, will serve as the club's everyday third baseman, moving Eduardo Nunez to left field. Sergio Romo said the second thing he did after he became a Los Angeles Dodger (behind calling his father) was to look up when his new team would travel to San Francisco and play at AT&T park. Read More »

Steve Kerr present at arena in Game 4

The Trail Blazers led for the majority of Game Three, before a flurry of turnovers spurred a 19-1 third quarter Golden State run to result in a 119-113 Warriors victory. Acting head coach Mike Brown told reporters before the game. "It's never been done, but I'm not one to quit, and I'm very optimistic", said Lillard, who has averaged 25.7 points in the series, recording a pair of 30-point-plus games. Read More »

Playoff Preview: Wizards (4) - Hawks (5)

The Atlanta Hawks play the Washington Wizards in Game One of the NBA Playoffs First Round on Sunday, start time at 1:00 PM ET, at Verizon Center. The Hawks were much better in Game 2 and had their chances to steal it. Paul Millsap was relentless, leading Atlanta with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Read More »

Next step for Predators: Getting beyond second round

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Their Second Round opponent will be determined by the outcome of the matchup between the Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues. After winning Stanley Cups in 2010, 2013 and 2015, I'm sure most hockey fans are really enjoying this. The 24-year-old also had an assist in the win. The upcoming expansion draft also could affect Bowman's plans. He was in charge of the Hawks' penalty kill, which began the season as the worst in the league but finished 24th. Read More »

Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild - 4/19/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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On an Easter Sunday afternoon, the Blues had a chance, with a win in Game 3, to effectively take the wind out of the Wild sails in the series. Colton Parayko also scored for the Blues and Alexander Steen added an empty-netter for St. That starts - and maybe ends - with Game 4 on Wednesday at Scottrade Center. The wild goal in the second came off a rebound that Jake Allen couldn't quite secure. Read More »

Ideal 10 for Monte Carlo master Nadal

I am very happy to win another one. "It's a very important day in my career". The 14-time Grand Slam victor required just half an hour to seal the first set, winning more than double the points of his 15-seeded opponent. Nadal finally converted on his third match point when his opponent double-faulted. Nadal is now on an unbelievable 63-4 score in Monte Carlo and this was his 29th Masters 1000 crown, closing on Novak Djokovic who is on 30. Read More »

No referee would be better for Manchester derby, says Yaya Toure

But he is reportedly keen to stay and, after once again dodging the chance to make his future plans clear, he emphasised Arsenal still have a bright future despite their recent woes. We need to carry that on. The derby clash between City and United will be of great importance for both the teams as they fight with other teams for a berth in next season's Champions League. Read More »

Warriors F Durant available for Game 4 against the Blazers

Kerr had two separate back surgeries that fell into spinal fluid leak, resulting to severe headaches and complications. Warriors at Trail Blazers, Golden State leads 3-0. With things getting worse, I decided I couldn't coach . Wizards at Hawks, Washington leads 2-1. It is no surprise that, in the two games the Blazers have been competitive in this series, their backcourt duo shouldered heavy loads. Read More »

LeBron James is the king of consistency in the First Round

Although the series overall was hard-fought, the Cavaliers finished off the Pacers relatively easily. They did it behind four-time league MVP, three-time National Basketball Association champion and seven-time Finals participant LeBron James, who was sensational in finishing with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists for his 17th career playoff triple-double, and bench players Deron Williams , Channing Frye , Kyle Korver and Iman Shumpert . Read More »

Late goal gives Athletic win over Eibar in Spanish league

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Messi netted from inside the area after a cross by Jordi Alba two minutes into stoppage time of the " clasico ", leaving the rivals level on points. Here at Sky Sports , we've put together a collection of some of his finest moments during his 13-year senior career at Barcelona . Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic knee injury could threaten United future

Defender Marcos Rojo is also facing a lengthy layoff with knee ligament damage. Following scans, Manchester United yesterday confirmed that both players had suffered "significant" ligament damage, and refused to put a timescale on their respective returns. Read More »

101-year-old Man Kaur bags gold in 100m event

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Here's the story of these heroes " I enjoyed it and am very, very happy", Kaur told reporters, adding that it's the participation that matters to her and not the victory. Kaur's strict diet includes wheat grass juice and a glass of kefir (fermented milk) every day. Chief Executive of the World Masters Games 2017 Jennah Wootten said the Auckland organisers were delighted to host such an inspiration. Read More »

Man City star Vincent Kompany sends warning to Arsenal and Man United

In the event that you would like to eventually become a more powerful club as well as a more powerful team you CAn't drop points at home; because our quality is higher we cannot drop points. "So hopefully he can be fit for the rest of the season because he's an important player for us". Nobody is more likely to demand extra of City than Kompany. Read More »

NBA Predictions: Can the Wizards cover again vs

On a day Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum put on a dazzling display of shot-making for Portland , the NBA's top-seeded team of superstars found its touch down the stretch and defended with objective. Shortly after the third quarter began, Morris and Wall combined for the knockout blow. "He was more physical than me (Sunday), and if that's how we're going to play, then that's how we're going to play, and I've got to do a better job at that". Read More »

Kane urges Spurs to finish games off after Chelsea defeat

Cahill could make his return to the Chelsea side for Tuesday night's clash against Southampton in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge after Conte confirmed that the England star is back in training. "Gary trained yesterday and also today", Conte said. But, if you ask me, this season isn't the only season the Manchester clubs have spent a lot of money. Read More »