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Brooklyn Nets to rest players vs. Bulls Wednesday night

James was listed as having a right calf strain, and Irving has soreness in his surgically repaired left knee. In the East, two series were determined before the final night. That's my responsibility as a coach to look at it in that vein. ORLANDO, Fla. - Aaron Gordon had 32 points and 12 rebounds, Elfrid Payton scored 21 points and the Orlando Magic overcame a late-run by Detroit to win their season-finale. Read More »

Reyes' error helps Phillies beat scuffling Mets 6-2 in 10


A drifting Reyes bungled the catch, nearly bumping into a stationary d'Arnaud as the ball popped out of his glove. In the end, Galvis' baserunning blunder didn't cost the Phils a win. Daniel Nava added a two-out, two-run single. The infielder actually had one of his best at-bats of the season in the fifth inning Tuesday when he doubled, but later was bailed out of a mistake by the Phillies when he was caught in a rundown but managed to return to first when the throw hit him. Read More »

Manchester United defeat of Chelsea opens up EPL title race

The 2-0 victory at Old Trafford has cut Chelsea's lead at the top to four points and they have a red-hot Tottenham breathing down their necks in second. "There are six finals until now and the end". Courtois belongs to a different league altogether if there was Courtois, the opener might have been averted. Read More »

National Hockey League roundup: Maple Leafs in overtime

After allowing two quick goals by Washington forwards Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin in the first five minutes of the game and trailing by 3-1 for the majority of the second period, Toronto bounced back with goals from rookies Connor Brown and William Nylander in the final minutes of the second frame. Read More »

Grizzlies Coach David Fizdale Goes On Epic Rant After Loss To Spurs


Leonard went 19-of-19 from the free throw line in Game 2 , the first player with that many makes and no misses since Dirk Nowitzki's 24-of-24 game in 2011. Markieff Morris told Millsap to shut up during Game 1, escalating a physical showdown between the power forwards. Leonard made sure of that. Mills said the danger of such a lopsided win in Game 1 could be taking Game 2 for granted. Read More »

Massimiliano Allegri: 'We must score at least once'


Juventus' last trip to the Camp Nou to face Barcelona ended in a 2-1 win, back in April 2003, courtesy of goals from Pavel Nedved and Marcelo Zalayeta. We can score the first goal, the second one will be scored by the Nou Camp crowd and the third one will come on its own! "Look at what happened in Naples, we could have been out of the Coppa Italia now and look at Psg, Barcelona scored three goals in three minutes against them". Read More »

Blues Legend: It's Squeaky Bum Time For Tottenham, Not Chelsea

If you can get it to three points or below - where every single game is going to make a difference - that's when you can see real pressure get put on Chelsea . Wright scored 185 goals in 288 games for Arsenal and was there 22 years ago when Spurs last finished above them in the Premier League . What's more, they showed the mental strength to overcome Harry Kane's injury, and when he returned, reintegrated him without missing a beat. Read More »

Slaven Bilic heaps praise on John Terry ahead of Chelsea exit

DIDIER DROGBA has penned an emotional tribute to departing Chelsea captain John Terry - but jokingly admitted he has no idea who the skipper was when he arrived. "The club and I have always had a fantastic relationship, which will continue beyond my playing days", he added. Then I realised who you were from your first speech right before our first friendly game vs Celtic. Read More »

Costa relishing Hazard partnership at Chelsea


However, Costa has hinted that his long-term future is at Chelsea , insisting he doesn't want his partnership with Eden Hazard broken up. Chelsea now hold a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League table and are next in action against Manchester United on Sunday. Read More »

Bulls beat Celtics again, Raptors rebound

After a better start by the Celtics, a familiar theme started to take hold as the Bulls took control by again dominating on the offensive glass. Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics with 20 points while Jae Crowder chipped in with 16. Celtics: Finished with 16 turnovers, leading to 23 Chicago points.Thomas shot 7 of 13 from the free throw line. After stealing Game 1 over LeBron James and the Cavs, those Bulls were obliterated 38-18 in the first quarter a couple of nights later. Read More »

Carey Price will man the crease for Montreal in Game 4

Carey Price stopped 30 of 32 shots for the Canadiens, who received their lone goal from Torey Mitchell. "They were desperate tonight", Price said of the Rangers. "It's good but it's a best-of seven-series", Canadiens winger Alexander Radulov said. "There were some scrambles where it looked like they were getting stuff happening, but I thought we kept them to the outside". Read More »

Clippers ready to move on from heartbreaking loss


When Gobert crumpled to the ground moments after winning the opening tip, his left knee having collided with the knee of Luc Mbah a Moute , it seemed a game and a playoffs series had changed. The win was a huge boost for Utah, a team racked with injuries including the loss of Center Rudy Gobert late in the game. Other Clippers will have to make more of an impact offensively moving forward. Read More »

GRIII could return for Pacers for Game 2

Cleveland came into the fourth quarter with an 18-point lead, which the Pacers cut to four with 19.5 seconds remaining, reminiscent of the way IN was able to turn a 12-point deficit late IN the third quarter IN Game 1 into a two-point lead with 3:31 remaining IN the fourth Saturday. Read More »

Vijay Mallya Arrested In London


In a major development for the Indian Government, Mallya, who is facing money laundering charges, was arrested by the Scotland Yard in London yesterday. Deemed a willful defaulter, Vijay Mallya owes more than Rs 9,000 crore to Indian banks. Earlier in February this year India had given a formal extradition request for him as per the Extradition Treaty between India and the United Kingdom through a note verbale. Read More »

How to watch the Champions League

Once Atletico grabbed an away goal through Saul Niguez's first-half header, any hopes of the English champions extending their debut in Europe's elite competition seemed to be completely extinguished. It was a pleasure to compete against them. But at home, they will try to go for victory. A tactical switch with two half-time substitutions nearly turned the game around for Leicester and Shakespeare hopes a taste of European football pushes his players to qualify for the Champions League ... Read More »

CL: Difficult, but not impossible, says Iniesta on Barcelona comeback vs Juventus


This is a bit similar to the PSG match but in theory we need to score fewer goals - instead of four, just three to square things. "Our goal is to score five goals". "We need to intimidate a team like Juventus to the maximum". "Tomorrow we are putting everything on the line collectively and individually, and nothing has changed from what I said last time ". Read More »

Durant leads Warriors past Trail Blazers in Game 1

That's enough. Lillard, the Oakland native, was down for an instant, the Trail Blazers were down for the day and Green was having a dream day on the court, full of victories, defense and emotional surges. Both plays sent the home crowd into a frenzy and Green into a series of muscle poses which made sense, considering he'd essentially bullied the Blazers. Read More »

Patriots sign Super Bowl hero Butler, may trade him


But now that he's signed, more options actually open up. The Saints didn't plan to sign Butler to an offer sheet, but at the NFL's annual meeting in March, coach Sean Payton seemed to hint the club could be interested in a different scenario. Read More »

Wild pitch sticks to Yadier Molina's chest protector


Whatever happened, it sure made for a unusual situation at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals led 4-2 in the seventh inning when things became insane at Busch Stadium. The Cubs added another run later in the inning against Cecil (0-1). MILWAUKEE - Mark Reynolds and Nolan Arenado slugged solo home runs while Antonio Senzatela pitched five solid innings in his major league debut as Colorado edged Milwaukee. Read More »

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich, Champions League

Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are perfectly level in their European Cup/Champions League knockout encounters, progressing five times each. Who do you think will win this match? " Bayern have a great team in all departments so we have to be focused on what we have to do". Read More »

Bruins lose in OT again; Senators grab series lead

Backes talked more about the Bruins' spirited rally, which included his breakaway goal that cut the Ottawa lead to 3-2 at 6:47 of the second. This time Bruins rallied from a 3-0 deficit with three goals in second period, tying the game on a power play goal by David Pastrnak . Read More »

Schwarber, Cubs rally past Brewers to snap 4-game skid


Chicago trailed 3-1 when Albert Almora Jr. reached Anderson for a two-run double in the third inning. Anderson retired the next two batters after yielding a leadoff homer in the fourth, but manager Joe Maddon decided that was enough. "He's ready to go", Counsell said. "We are going to have to match that intensity and play better". Sunday was rough for Bryant, who hit into a double play in the first inning and popped to short center, flied out and hit into a forceout as the Cubs lost 6-1 to ... Read More »

Vardy in vain as Atletico end Leicester fairytale

It was the end not only of Leicester's first foray in European soccer's elite competition, but also the incredible ascent of the modest central England club that had gatecrashed the soccer hierarchy in a run that captured global attention. "The momentum was with us when Jamie scored but it just wasn't to be". Filipe Luis was given space to shape a cross into the box from the left and the unmarked Saul expertly guided a header past Kasper Schmeichel's outstretched right hand. Read More »

Ishant Sharma to replace Murali Vijay at KXIP


Ishant was one of the key players to have remained unsold at the auction, which also saw the likes of Irfan Pathan, Imran Tahir and few other top names failing to get a buyer. On one such occasion, the right-handed batsman took a dig at his former teammate Gambhir. But, as always, Virender Sehwag had the last word. IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday signed the Delhi speedster in place of the injured opening batsman Murali Vijay, who has been ruled out of the entire season due to a ... Read More »

Rizzo, Russell's home runs lead Cubs to 4-0 win over Dodgers

The lefty lowered his ERA to 0.84 through two starts with his new club. The first-ever World Series ring ceremony to be held at Wrigley Field was Wednesday night. Rain storms passing through the area delayed the start of the championship banner-raising festivities by almost two hours, giving the home team ample time to play a condensed version of their NLCS Game 6 victory over the Dodgers on the scoreboard video screen and a plea to vote for former Cub catcher David Ross on "Dancing ... Read More »

Shadab Khan is gold to Pakistan cricket: Arthur


He also briefly led his team to world number one Test rankings previous year, despite playing no matches at home due to concerns over security. He is Pakistans most successful Test captain with 24 wins from his 53 matches in charge, and briefly led his side to the number one Test ranking a year ago. Read More »

Liverpool's Unprecedented Achievement At Stoke City


Klopp revealed that he was unsure whether eventual match-winners Coutinho and Firmino would be able to last the entire second half. The visitors had been subdued in the opening half, barely threatening Stoke's goal, but the introduction of Brazilian duo Coutinho and Firmino at halftime changed everything. Read More »

Predators hope for second win against Blackhawks


Teams have come back from 3-0 deficits in the past, but there's not going to be a ton of hope if this team falls behind like that. The Blackhawks soon began to live up to their championship pedigree though, outshooting the Predators 23-9 over the final two periods. Read More »

I haven't lost the players, says stunned Wenger


Amid widespread concern about the team's recent performances under Wenger from disgruntled supporters, the Frenchman has had to deal with nearly incessant questioning about his future. The first of those came on nine minutes when Mohammed Elneny's goal-bound effort was palmed away by Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessy. Unsurprisingly, both have been linked with moves away from the Emirates at the end of the season as a result of a lack of game-time this term. Read More »

Hamilton: I'll never be happy coming home in second place

Twelve laps into the race, the "Flying Dutchman", Max Verstappen, suffered a most unfortunate brake failure, ending his race as he lost his brakes and veered off the track, across the gravel and into the barrier. Bottas concedes the opening three rounds have been a fair reflection on the general pace of the front-runners, with Mercedes on top in qualifying before losing out to Ferrari on race pace. Read More »

Murphy's RBI double in 10th lifts Nationals over Phils 3-2


Harper hit two homers on the day. PHILLIES KEY TRENDS: The Phillies have dropped 12 of their last 15 road games, are 1-4 in their last five games overall, and are 2-5 in Eickhoff's last seven starts. Gonzalez walked three and gave up five hits, including a leadoff homer to Cesar Hernandez in the first inning, but he was otherwise pretty sharp and worked all the way into the top of the eighth. Read More »