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Grizzlies finally beat Spurs in postseason

He was spectacular in the gut-wrenching loss, scoring the Spurs' last 16 points in regulation. Now the Spurs look forward to bouncing back at home this Tuesday after losing both their away game of the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs; the series is now tied 2-2. Read More »

Blind Jazz fan wears special glasses to watch game for first time

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The Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 105-98 on Sunday evening, putting their series at two games a piece as a result. It is not an impossible task, but percentages say that the Clippers are the better team at home and with two home games remaining it is hard to predict the Jazz taking the series. Read More »

Chelsea made 'psychological step' - Conte

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Having beaten Spurs in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday, Chelsea s latest win reaffirmed the status of Conte s side as England s team to beat. Diego Costa ended his seven-game goal drought with a brace against Southampton to ensure the Blues took a major step towards the league title. Read More »

Warriors' Kevin Durant (calf strain) to return for Game 4

The 51-year-old coach was in obvious discomfort just before the team left for the two games at Portland's Moda Center. The first half of his almost two-minute message was focused on congratulating Paul George and the Indiana Pacers after the Cavs completed their sweep of them on Sunday. Read More »

Adrian Peterson set market for Marshawn Lynch at $3.5 million

LeGarrette Blount, Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles remain free agents as well and the Raiders could target one of them if they fail to acquire Lynch. Seeing Lynch in black and silver would be nice, but the Raiders don't really have to break the bank to sign him. In evaluating players before the draft, McKenzie said, "Every decision will be well researched ..." Last season, the 26-year-old Thompson played in all 16 games for the first time in his career, posting career highs in rushing ... Read More »

Leicester City seek 'full facts' over Madrid clashes

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Shakespeare added: "If I think it's a benefit [he could play there]". Atletico eked out a 1-0 win at the Vicente Calderón Stadium here on Wednesday night thanks to a controversial penalty which was converted by striker Antoine Griezmann in the 28th minute. Read More »

Benitez warns Newcastle over future plans

But will he be good enough for the Magpies in the Premier League? Directly addressing the critics who doubted his ability to manage in a hard league like the Championship, the Newcastle manager also took some time to congratulate everyone who made promotion a realistic aim, such as the players, his staff and the fans. Read More »

Jackets' Calvert banned 1 game for cross-check

Jake Guentzel #59 of the Pittsburgh Penguins is congratulated by Sidney Crosby #87 after scoring the game-winning goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets in overtime in Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sunday at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio . Read More »

Has Daniel Sturridge played his last game for Liverpool?

It will, inevitably, leave some worldwide managers anxious, given that there are a number of high-profile World Cup qualifiers in June, the most notable being Scotland's collision with England at Hampden Park on June 10, as well as the Under-21 European Championships in Poland. Read More »

Orioles at Blue Jays

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (0-0, 1.29) makes his second start of the season. went 4-0 with a 3.00 ERA in five starts against the Orioles last season. That would be a tremendous amount of pressure put on a still-developing player who has had all of nine games in triple-A and who thus far is batting just.206/.270/.382. Read More »

Erin Moran likely died of cancer

The sheriff's office also said "standard toxicology tests were performed and the results are pending, however no illegal narcotics were found at the residence". Scott Baio , who played her boyfriend Chachi Arcola on the show, echoed the sentiment, saying he'd "always hoped she could find peace in her life". Read More »

Bulls charge to playoffs, brace for No. 1 Celtics

If the Miami Heat lose their game against the Washington Wizards, then the Bulls would clinch a playoff spot, as they now own the tiebreaker over the Heat thanks to their victory in the season series against the team. Although there was still a chance to secure the No. 1 seed in the East, the Cavs put more value on rest and sat LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. Read More »

Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko, how the fight was made

As he considered the prospects for Joshua as he steps out in front of the first huge stadium crowd of his career - a British record 90,000 - Lewis said: 'AJ has the potential for greatness. "I got it on the Thursday (before the Fury fight)", said Banks, 34. You can throw those same fighters inside the ring with Deontay Wilder, Joseph Parker and Luis Ortiz and they would all likely be knocked out. Read More »

Costa ends goal drought to help Chelsea open up 7-point lead

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has assured him the club does not have to raise money this summer and will only offload players they want to sell. But Conte, whose side entertain Southampton in a vital Premier League tussle on Tuesday, has taken exception to former Arsenal skipper Fabregas's viewpoint, insisting that he would not indulge such a player in his squad. Read More »

Chelsea-Southampton Premier League goal highlights: Hazard scores another beauty

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I was pleased for his performance. Asked on Sky Sports whether Costa's acrobatics distracted him, he said: "He tried to claim it after I think as well!" While Lloris acknowledged Chelsea now have renewed confidence they can hold off Tottenham's challenge in the final six games of the season, the France goalkeeper is convinced his club won't surrender without a fight. Read More »

Clippers even series with Jazz

Rivers pointed out that Redick's movement was a problem for the Jazz and said that Utah's reluctance to help off of Redick onto DeAndre Jordan allowed the Clippers to repeatedly feed the center in the post. Griffin and Jordan had a field day, scoring 24 and 18 points respectively, and taking 32 shots between them. BOSTON - Jimmy Butler scored 22 points, Rajon Rondo finished one rebound shy of a triple-double and the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 111-97 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 ... Read More »

Harper | Will Austin Rivers swing Clippers-Jazz series?

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He had 11 points, six rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes, and the team said at the time the injury was a bruised toe. During the regular season, Paul averaged three full points more in wins compared to losses (19.0 to 16.0), which is the highest discrepancy since his first season in Los Angeles - 2011-12 when he had 21.2 points in wins and 17.5 in losses. Read More »

Thunder's Westbrook chides reporter after loss

Harden finished with 16 points on 5-for-16 shooting, but he had other help, too. Butler connected on just seven of his 21 shots from the floor and didn't get to the free throw line. Westbrook's interjection harked back to another interruption at the podium last postseason, when Durant gestured in the same way Westbrook did to answer a question directed at his teammate. Read More »

Chelsea calm nerves and extend lead with win over Southampton

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More importantly, they sealed a victory that extended their advantage over second-placed Tottenham, who play Crystal Palace on Wednesday. "I think this situation we have to improve". "It was very important otherwise we would have gone into the changing room at 1-1, it's not the same and my speech wouldn't have been the same". It was long after the restart that Chelsea got their third, Cesc Fabregas dinking the ball back into the box after the Saints had failed to clear initially, with ... Read More »

Manchester Derby: Guardiola coming up short in the big games

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Arsene Wenger has vowed not to sell Alexis Sanchez to another Premier League club, with the Arsenal manager confident the Chilean star will sign a new deal. "In games like that he never gives up". This is undoubtedly Oxlade-Chamberlain's best season at the club, and with one year left on his contract, his situation should be treated with the same urgency as Ozil and Sanchez's negotiations. Read More »

Dodgers unveil Jackie Robinson statue outside of Dodger Stadium

It will include a granite base featuring three of Robinson's most memorable quotes including his mantra, "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives". All 30 Major League Baseball teams paid tribute to the anniversary Saturday. The first African-American player in the major leagues since the 1880s, he was under tremendous pressure to succeed; and succeed he did. Read More »

Alli's pride at being named PFA Young Footballer of the Year

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has won the PFA Player of the Year award for the 2016/17 season. Kante's teammate Eden Hazard came second in the voting, while Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic closed out the top three. The England midfielder has been in red-hot form for Tottenham this term in their Premier League title challenge. "I can't get carried away though and will focus on learning and improving to help the team". Read More »

Rockets advance with 105-99 win over Thunder

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With all of the tension in the locker room a year ago and the hiring of long-time underachiever Mike D'Antoni, the Rockets were for the most part an afterthought. Yeah, Kobe was probably the best player in the league (it's hard not to be when you score 35 a game) but Steve Nash was more valuable to the Suns (who finished as the two seed) than Kobe was to the Lakers (who wound up with the seven seed). Read More »

Pakistan recall Umar Akmal, Azhar Ali for Champions Trophy

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Pakistan's new spin sensation Shadab Khan, has also been selected ahead of Yasir Shah after the legspinner's impressive Twenty20 and ODI series against the West Indies. Fahim Ashraf is the only uncapped player in a squad which will be captained by Sarfraz Ahmed. Inzamam said the squad was selected keeping in mind English conditions. Read More »

N'Golo Kante wins PFA Player of the Year

The retired Kelly Smith , who won the quadruple of a League Cup, FA Cup, Premier League and Uefa Cup with Arsenal in 2007, received the PFA's special achievement award. England and Manchestsr United legend David Beckham was given the PFA Merit 2017 award. Chelsea's N'Golo Kante has said it's honour to be chosen as PFA Player's Player of the Year. Read More »

Chelsea pads EPL lead with win vs. Southampton behind Diego Costa brace

Costa had failed to find the net in the previous five Premier League games, but Conte said that he was always confident that the Spaniard would recoup his goal scoring in time to help the Blues in the title run-in. A storming run by N'Golo Kante forced Stephens into a desperate headed clearance and Costa had a penalty appeal turned down, but Chelsea were on the ropes until Cahill struck in first-half stoppage time . Read More »

Joshua battle-ready for Klitschko

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AJ will put his IBF title on the line while competing for the vacant WBA (Super) and IBO heavyweight titles that Tyson Fury defeated Klitschko for. Yes, Joshua is knocking out everytbody he faces now, but look at the level of the guys that he's facing: Eric Molina, Dominic Breazeale, Dillian Whyte, Charles Martin and Gary Cornish. Read More »

Red Sox say David Price dealing with 'soreness' in recovery

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He was 17-9 with a 3.99 earned-run average a year ago, his first with Boston. "Maybe a little bit of a slowdown, but certainly not a setback", Farrell said to Abraham. "That wouldn't go hand-in-hand with how aggressively he threw the baseball". "I wish I could give you a template for these situations, and yet there isn't one". Read More »

Chelsea took 'big psychological step' - Conte

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Costa broke a run of five league games without a goal as he scored twice in the second half against the Saints, racking up his 50th and 51st Premier League strikes for the Londoners. 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. Chelsea host Southampton on Tuesday. Read More »

Serena Wiliams Writes Lovely Note To Her Unborn Child

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Williams is taking her maternity leave from the sport after announcing her pregnancy last week . You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. She's been on vacation with Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Not only that, but the tennis champion let her soon-to-be son or daughter know that, despite her undisputed prowess on the court, she's finding even more strength now that she's about to become a mom. Read More »

NASCAR fans react to Dale Earnhardt, Jr. retiring

We'll get in here and find out", he said as he walked to the care center. He wanted his retirement announcement to be his choice, rather than something that was decided for him. 2016: Named NASCAR's most popular driver for a 14th consecutive season despite missing half the year due to concussion-like symptoms. The expressions of the respect Earnhardt has earned from his peers on amounted to a deluge on social media, once his plans became public. Read More »