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Jazz centre Rudy Gobert ruled out of Game Three against Clippers

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But yeah, when we're hitting outside shots and putting pressure on teams inside, it is another level, but those games aren't always going to happen. Heading into Game 2 , the Clippers coaching staff harped on the need to push the ball aggressively and not allow the Utah defense to get set. Read More »

Harry Kane: Tottenham want Premier League title for Ugo Ehiogu

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On Tuesday afternoon, Chelsea's supporters were out in full force on Twitter as they considered the importance of tonight's fixture in the English capital. I was always confident about him. Tottenham fans, in a show of defiance, are keeping the faith that their side can win their first Premier League title. Read More »

Serena Williams announces pregnancy; Confirmed by PR rep

Serena Williams has shared some very happy news by confirming that she's expecting her first child with fiancé Alexis Ohanian. Rasheed hailed Williams' effort in winning January's Australian Open when she was two months pregnant , saying it showed her love of the game. Read More »

Antonio Conte recalls big hitters for Southampton clash

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Our answer was very good. "But, for me, I've always said I've been pleased with his commitment, his work for the team. Now we think about the next challenge, against Southampton". Provisional Chelsea squad: Courtois, Begovic, Fabregas, Zouma, Alonso, Kante, Hazard, Loftus-Cheek, Moses, Pedro, Costa, Matic, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Luiz, Eduardo, Aina, Ake. Read More »

Backup G Austin Rivers to return for Clippers in Game 5

Game 4 marked the first time in the series that Los Angeles finished with fewer points in the paint than Utah. Some fans also questioned Griffin about his "never-ending injuries " where they pointed out last year's playoffs when Griffin was also injured against the Trail Blazers, which eventually led to their loss in the sixth game. Read More »

Funeral held for Aaron Hernandez in Bristol Monday

A MA judge has ordered a district attorney to hand over copies of three suicide notes left by ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez by the time he is buried. Newsweek reported that sources disclosed that Hernandez placed his suicide notes beside a Bible that was opened to the New Testament verse, John 3:16, and that he scrawled the verse on his forehead with red ink. Read More »

Durant participates in shoot-around, iffy for Game 4

Portland extended the lead in the second quarter, with Al-Farouq Aminu and Allen Crabbe showing spark after being largely quiet in the first two games . Warriors Look To Close Out Blazers Monday / Into boxing as well? They are up 3-0, beating them handily in Game 2 and winning in comeback fashion in Game 3. Read More »

Former Vikings RB Adrian Peterson close to signing with Saints

The Saints didn't plan to sign Butler, 27, to an offer sheet, but at the NFL's annual meetings in March, coach Sean Payton seemed to hint that the club could be interested in a different scenario. The Saints are determined to improve a woeful defense through the draft. If Butler can stay happy - or at least not cause any issues - the team's defense would reap the benefits. Read More »

Rockets' Harden will play in Game 5 despite sore ankle

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James Harden scored 34 points as the Houston Rockets withstood a furious effort from Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook to oust the Thunder from the National Basketball Association playoffs on Tuesday. The Rockets began eating up the clock after that and Oklahoma City missed shot after shot that could have closed the gap. His 35 points per game are almost three times that of anyone else on the team, and the Thunder have struggled mightily with him off the floor. Read More »

Ronald Koeman: I give young players a chance more than English managers

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Lukaku's time on Merseyside looks set to come to an end after the Belgium striker refused to sign a new contract at Goodison Park, with his current deal still having two years left to run. The Blues have played 16 away games so far this season, winning 4, drawing 5 and losing 7 for a total of 17 points, which is only 9th best in the League, compared to table toppers Chelsea who have 36 points away from Stamford Bridge. Read More »

Chelsea showed a great will to win - Conte

Hazard, who came off the bench to score a superb goal for Chelsea on Saturday, said the FA Cup win could be just the boost they needed after a galling defeat in the league against Manchester United the week before. And Conte is uncertain if his team have struck a psychological blow by beating Spurs. "We reached the final in the FA Cup , which is a great incentive for us, but the league is totally open". Read More »

San Diegan among team that wins gold at track cycling worlds

Katie Archibald hailed a "new dawn" for controversy-plagued Britain as she broke their gold medal drought and interrupted a run of Australian successes at the Track Cycling World Championships on Friday (Apr 14). It took until six laps to go until Barker caught the bunch, but that propelled her into the lead with 59, with Hammer unable to take anything in the final sprint. Read More »

Oilers beat Sharks to take first-round series in six games

With the season over - and over three playoff rounds earlier than it was one year prior - the Sharks enter a summer of uncertainty when it comes to their roster. A better estimate, and a more team-friendly one, would see the combined salary come in around $8 million, and $4 million for each doesn't sound so absurd from a team perspective, nor does it sound all that bad for Thornton or Marleau. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez lawyers seek to dismiss murder conviction

A MA judge has ordered that Hernandez's three suicide notes be given to his family so they can try and understand why the 27-year-old took his own life with a bed sheet last week, the Boston Globe reported . Three handwritten notes were found in the cell next to a Bible authorities said then. As part of McGuire's order, the district attorney was to redact any information that would be pertinent to an ongoing investigation into Hernandez's death. Read More »

NHL Predictions: Will the Blue Jackets win Game 3 vs

Game 6 in Tampa last season comes to mind, to say nothing of the night the Stanley Cup was claimed in San Jose. Jake Guentzel had a hat trick, including a goal at 13:10 of overtime, to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-4 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night and give them a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Read More »

Paul Clement keen on signing John Terry in summer if Swansea survive

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For Ronald Koeman's side, there is no doubt that the match result will come as a blow. "Maybe a point and a clean sheet are positives but after that they are no more". The opening period of the second half, though, maintained the pattern of the first with West Ham continuing to press with Lanzini unfortunate to see a powerful shot deflected clear after striking Everton defender Phil Jagielka in the face. Read More »

Crystal Palace: Big Sam hails Palace stars

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In the 74th minute the Belgian stooped to head in a corner and win the game. "We knew that it was going to be hard to play against them but I think we have to give all the praise to the lads for their hard work". Can has made 36 appearances for Liverpool across all competitions this season, scoring four goals and supplying three assists. "But we have got to go again and it is still in our hands". Read More »

'Best ever' Lionel Messi turns tables on Real Madrid

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Barcelona boss Luis Enrique declared Lionel Messi "the best player in history" after the Argentina star's last-minute victor at Real Madrid blew open the La Liga title race. Casemiro had put the hosts ahead in the 28th and Messi equalized five minutes later after evading two defenders inside the area for his first goal at the Bernabeu since 2014. Read More »

Wladimir Klitschko warns Anthony Joshua not to let his mind wander

The fight matches Klitschko, who dominated the heavyweight division for the better part of a decade, against Joshua, who has won all 17 of his fights by knockout. My old man will be there but I don't really let my mum come to my fights. "He's definitely going to have to move and take angles with Klitschko. but I think he has a great chance". Read More »

Boston Marathon remains an inspiration for all who run

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Outfitted with a "blade runner" prosthetic, the retired Marine staff sergeant participated in the 2017 race as a member of Team Semper Fi , an organization founded to aid members of the USA armed services "who are dealing with life-changing injuries, post-traumatic stress or critical illness", according to the Boston Globe. Read More »

Colin Miller Ready To Return For Bruins In Game 4 Vs. Senators

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The victor of Game 3 takes a 2-1 series lead into Wednesday night's Game 4. No, the Senators weren't ideal by any stretch of the imagination in Game 2 when they erased a two-goal deficit to help set up defenceman Dion Phaneuf's game-winning goal, but they took steps in the right direction and the message from coach Guy Boucher on Sunday was that there are still areas the club needs to work on. Read More »

End of Sharks season could bring end to Thornton-Marleau era

The Oilers play either a fast-skating finesse game or a heavy-hitting physical style. Thornton topped 22 minutes of ice time in Games 5 and 6 but couldn't get the Sharks over the top. It's far easier to win four games when your goalie posts two shutouts and allows only a single goal in the deciding game. "We raised our level of play and that's the type of play we will need again, and maybe a little bit more". Read More »

LeBron James leads Cavaliers to sweep of Pacers

The Cavs will have to power through either the Bucks or the Raptors and then another opponent that will be just as eager to get at the Champs. Rondo fined $25K: The NBA fined Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo $25,000 for attempting to trip Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder from the bench in Game 3 of their first-round series. Read More »

LeBron James: Cavs 'on cusp' of what 'we can become'

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But the 32-year-old rued the fact he was unable to mix it with festival goers in California, where the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga are among the performers. The Pacers have limited resources to drastically improve the team this offseason and limited time to do so, with George's free agency rapidly approaching. Read More »

Hazard 'will see' to his future after season finishes

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Never, never. In my team, I don't want selfish players. The former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder has been overlooked by Conte for much of the season, with the Italian instead preferring his dependable duo of N'Golo Kante and Matic. The France worldwide was named PFA Player of the Entire Year on Sunday and his supervisor hailed the 26-year old as a gently powerful figure. Salomon Kalou: While typically limited to a substitute role at Stamford Bridge, Kalou excelled during a trophy-laden ... Read More »

Jurgen Klopp full of praise for former Liverpool striker

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It was stupid from us. They then performed it again after the full-time whistle, much to the anger of Liverpool supporters. "We worked on them in training and had trained very well". "Some goals you can't stop and that one we couldn't stop", Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce told BBC Sport. We can not change what happened against Palace, so we have to look forward. Read More »

NBA Predictions: Will the Thunder even the series with the Rockets? 4/23/17

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The Oklahoma City Thunder found themselves down 3-1 in their series with the Rockets after Sunday's loss in Game 4. Thunder center Steven Adams was asked after the game about the issue, and Westbrook interrupted. Roberson missed 2-of-8 free throw attempts in the fourth as the Rockets never let OKC get in an offensive rhythm until he was checked out of the game. Read More »

Sanchez, Ozil Revive Arsenal's Champions League Hopes

Alexis Sanchez curled in a flawless free kick to give the Gunners the lead in the first half, then helped set up Ozil for the victor. " Middlesbrough gave everything. The Frenchman brought youngster Rob Holding into his back three at Boro, and the former Bolton defender believes it worked a treat. "There has been speculation over both players but that does not enter into things when match-day comes because it is all about the game then and they will always give their all". Read More »

Sharapova draws Vinci with critic Radwanska waiting

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The Russian superstar returns to competitive action after serving a 15-month-suspension for taking taking a banned substance, meldonium, at last year's Australian Open. As for the competition itself, she will open play vs. And of course, Serena Williams is pregnant, meaning she won't be playing for at least two years. Read More »

Maria Sharapova's first opponent since doping ban questions Russian's wild card

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The world number 36 Vinci added: "She made her mistakes for sure, but she paid and I think she can return to play - but without any wildcards". Sharapova, the five-time Grand Slam champion was handed a wildcard into the event . "Obviously when Serena is going to be out now, tennis definitely needs a star like (Sharapova) is so I don't have anything against it". The popular Russian player's wild card entry sparked debates across the tennis fraternity. Read More »

Basketball - Rockets put Thunder on the brink

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The first-round series shifts back to the Toyota Center in Houston on Tuesday night where James Harden and the Rockets will have the opportunity to advance the Western Conference Semifinals. Jimmy Butler had 33 points and nine assists for the Bulls. But once again the Rockets' depth was crucial. The 6-foot-11 center from Brazil made all 12 of his shots and had 10 rebounds. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Ramsey wants Arsenal to win FA Cup for manager

But Cech has warned his team-mates winning the FA Cup for a third time in four years would still not excuse them failing to qualify for next season's Champions League. He had problems to start and became stronger and stronger. "When you lose in a fair way... there have been a couple of games we have been losing, like against Monaco where Monaco were deserved winners", he said . Read More »