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Warriors' Kevin Durant (calf) hopes to play in Game 3 on Saturday


After Portland responded with the next four points, the Warriors would hold the Trail Blazers scoreless for the next 6:36, over the course of which they'd break the game open. Durant was a force that the Blazers simply couldn't handle in Game 1, going for 32 points on just 20 shots and grabbing 11 rebounds to boot. "So after Sunday's game, Lillard joined his grandmother and other family members in the area for Easter dinner, which not only provided Damian a chance to catch up, but also an ... Read More »

Anthony Joshua in numbers

This Saturday, we will find out if Joshua's unusual recovery habits and theory about his opponent's age will ring true or come crashing down to reality. Experience is a huge factor and that is obviously something in Klitschko's favour having boxed a staggering 358 rounds in his stellar career, compared to just Joshua's 44. Read More »

Russell Westbrook, Reporter Have Heated Exchange After Question on OKC Struggles

A recurring theme throughout the series has been Oklahoma City's tendency to lose leads when Westbrook sits out during the second half. They've only won one. They were plus-5 in Adams' 37 minutes too. He has provided experience and versatility to an already stacked frontline that includes emerging young players Steven Adams and Enes Kanter. Read More »

Anthony Joshua gives Wladimir Klitschko a firm warning


Wilder, likely to be a future opponent for the victor, will be ringside when 41-year-old Klitschko and Joshua, 27, compete for the IBF title and vacant WBA belt in front of 90,000 fans at the stadium in London, England. Many had written Klitschko off after he got knocked out by Lamon Brewster in a vacant title fight a year earlier, the third time he had been stopped. Read More »

Spoils for a champion: Patriots open season hosting Chiefs


Plus, it's possible KC wouldn't have another Thursday night game for the remainder of the season. The Patriots have the NFL's best home record (107-21) since 2001. Where will Butler call home for the 2017 season? New England doesn't hold a selection in this year's NFL Draft until the third round (pick No.72) but Belichick has been known to wheel and deal come draft time. Read More »

No Excuses Made, Sharks Go 'Beyond Call of Duty' Playing Through Injuries


Talbot made the critical save at exactly the right time, stoning Marleau in alone after a pass from Thornton. Patrick Marleau scored for the Sharks. That would ultimately be their first and final bite in this contest, though, as Cam Talbot stood strong the rest of the way... except on a wild scene in which a Joe Pavelski backhand hit both the crossbar and far post before sputtering out of harm's way. Read More »

Vargas Pitches Royals To 2-0 Win Over Bumgarner, Giants


The Giants' bullpen is atrocious (but has a better ERA than the Royals' pen), which means the Royals will need to get the starters out of the game so that they can face the Giants relievers. The Royals will also travel to San Francisco for another two-game mini-series on June 13-14. Jason Vargas made a major announcement tonight by out-dueling Madison Bumgarner and powering the Royals to a 2-0 win. Read More »

JR Smith's Dumb Pass Almost Cost The Cavs The Win

If they Pacers are feeling really pressured, the Lakers may not have to give up this pick, but rather their 28 overall pick or another future pick. Indiana's Paul George had a shot at a potential tying 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds remaining that the league also determined should not have counted because George also moved his pivot foot before starting his dribble. Read More »

Albert defeats Cilic, advances to Monte-Carlo semis

There is a long way to go before the French Open - Roland Garros champion Novak Djokovic lost in the first round here a year ago - but the nature of the defeat will be a major blow to Murray's morale, if not a massive one to his ranking. Three-time Grand Slam victor Wawrinka never found his touch or range and conceded match point when his backhand pass - normally one of the best shots in men's tennis - clipped the net and went out. Read More »

Cavaliers Survive to Secure Game-2 Win Over Pacers


In the first game between Pacers vs Cavaliers, the P. George (SF) has scored highest for his Pacers as 29 points, seven assists and five rebounds. L. Now, they're heading home in a hole they believe is not that deep. "We're extremely frustrated because we haven't won a game, but we can take some positives from the games we've played". Read More »

Lions 2017 Schedule Officially Announced


With a reasonable Week 7 bye and only one pair of consecutive road games (Weeks 13 and 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Baltimore Ravens), it's a far cry from days of feeling like the National Football League went out of its way to trip the Lions up. Read More »

The NFL Hurry Up: 'You Draft Players Based Off Potential'

Where? I watch the tape and he disappears. So I think it's safe to say Sapp is against the idea of Garrett being the first player taken in this year's draft, yeah? In fact, Browns Vice President of Player Personnel Andrew Berry dismissed those concerns last week during a pre-draft press conference. Read More »

Disappointed Toure prefers no referees for Manchester derby


This club has qualified for the Champions League for six years now and Thursday is very important. "It's a special game". We have to do that job and we will see what can happen. "Was it a decisive moment?" "I think the referee has to come now and give their point of view as well", Toure said "It's too easy for them". "If we win we will forget this game, but if we lose then it will be more hard". Read More »

Disgraced former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez acquitted of double murder


Prosecutors also pointed to Hernandez's tattoos as confessions of the crimes. In retaliation, Hernandez allegedly opened fire on an automobile containing the man responsible and others. Authorities said Hernandez fired five shots from a revolver into the vehicle carrying de Abreu and Furtado. Two immigrants from Cape Verde, Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu, were killed. Read More »

Dahntay Jones Reportedly to Sign with Cavaliers After DeAndre Liggins' Release

LeBron James will be rested while Kyrie Irving is questionable because of his knee injury. Yes, the Cavaliers have to win tonight - and watch the Boston Celtics lose - to reclaim the Eastern Conference's top seed. Cavs rookie G Kay Felder (left ankle sprain) didn't play on a night when he otherwise would have been out there. The past few weeks have been a challenging stretch for the Cavs, who closed the regular season going 10-14 since March 1. Read More »

Longtime Saints guard Jahri Evans to sign with Packers


Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton was cut in 2016 due to a contract standoff. Lang to the Lions this offseason. If those guys are off the board taking the best pass rusher or inside linebacker needs to be the next move instead of a running back . Read More »

World Peace carries Lakers to 5th win in row


In the last couple of weeks, the Lakers have found a recipe to success tallying off their first five-game winning streak in four years. Both teams close their seasons on the road Wednesday. This year, the Lakers commemorated World Peace, one of the league's most accomplished defenders that first became known for his role in the Palace Brawl before rehabbing his image with his work with mental health charities. Read More »

Edmund rises to Evans test and now relishing shot at Nadal


Four of the 15 singles matches at the ATP 1000 event were second-round contests, the highlight of which was undoubtedly Djokovic's encounter against Simon as the Serbian fought to a 6-3 3-6 7-5 win. Simon twice led by a break in a back-and-forth decider, only to hand the advantage back to Djokovic - who hit an uncharacteristic 43 unforced errors - and he made the most of his reprieve to come through a match he will hope can kick-start a flagging season. Read More »

WTA chief defends Maria Sharapova wildcards

She had her ban reduced to 15 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which ruled that Sharapova bore "less than significant fault" in the case and that she could not "be considered to be an intentional doper". 1 who will be coming back from maternity leave in August, told Omnisport that Sharapova's return was "good for tennis ". Sharapova, a Russian, said she had not clicked on the link. Read More »

Eden Hazard sends warning to Tottenham after Chelsea's 4-2 win


Costa set up Eden Hazard s early opener, which was cancelled out by Oriol Romeu, before Gary Cahill restored the hosts lead at an unseasonably cold Stamford Bridge. "For sure, to score the next goal at the conclusion of the first half was really essential for people". Diego Costa finally ended his five-game goal drought with a stunning performance scoring twice and assisting once in yesterday's game. Read More »

LeBron sparks Cavs to complete playoff sweep of Pacers

In Game 2, they failed to stop a scoring outburst from Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving before clawing back into the contest in the final quarter. George had 36 points, 15 rebounds and 9 assists but could not deliver the goods in the clutch moments. Read More »

Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich to enter Champions League semis


The 2014 Spanish champion, Atletico is third in this year's Spanish league, 10 points behind leader Madrid , which is trying to win the competition for the first time since 2012. “To score six goals against a team like Bayern Munich isnt easy so we deserved to go through, ” the Portuguese striker told Spanish TV station Antena 3 . Read More »

Deshaun Watson issues a warning to teams that pass on him

And indeed, Johnson confirmed he has talked to the Browns about his draft philosophy. Pace said the Bears have three players targeted for that spot, and what the Cleveland Browns or San Francisco 49ers do ahead of them won't impact their decision. Read More »

Astronauts in space to announce Texans' picks

Smith speculates that the other astronauts will probably just be wondering why Americans are willing to allocate valuable time in space to things like a pro sports draft, while Fischer and Whitson call in the picks, but the National Football League technically didn't say who would get to make that call. Read More »

5 players who could be selected in 2017 NFL Draft


Picking at number three overall and having many holes to fill, they have a plethora of choices. The consensus top talent is Texas A and M defensive pass rushing demon Myles Garrett . Guys like Pitt's James Conner and Oklahoma's Dede Westbrook are just a couple of the big names that are projected to go in the late rounds. 'That's what I continue to stress to our guys right now, because you can get enamored with these physical qualities or these traits. Read More »

Senator Bernie Sanders headlines Democratic unity rally in Mesa


Sanders mounted a strong challenge to establishment favorite Hillary Clinton in 2016 for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, despite not identifying as a party member. He likened his job - reuniting a fractured Democratic Party - to "repairing a plane at 20,000 feet". 'When I heard him talk about carnage day one , you sure as hell have no standing to talk about carnage, pal, because you're causing carnage day in and day out, ' Perez said. Read More »

Adrian Peterson Now a Saint…as in New Orleans Football

The 32-year-old running back could earn as much as US$8.25 million (AU$10.9 million) if the other escalators and incentives are factored in, according to British NFL fans can now look forward to seeing Peterson back in the UK. "I feel like my skill set can make them even more dominant as a unit", Peterson said, in part, in a statement to ESPN's Josina Anderson . Read More »

Patriots welcomed to White House by President Trump


The Times later updated to note that the 2015 picture showed staff as well as players and coaches, whereas the 2017 photo didn't show staff. "In 2017, they were seated on the South Lawn ". Though numerous Super Bowl champions also skipped the White House visit in past years (including Brady , who was not in attendance in 2015), the Patriots' earlier connections to Trump meant particular scrutiny this time around. Read More »