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Russell Westbrook: Don't Try To Split Us Up

In a Game 2 loss, he misfired on 14-of-18 shots in the fourth quarter. Westbrook, who gets more touches per game than nearly any other National Basketball Association player and often carries the Thunder on his back, finished with 35 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists. Read More »

Southampton: Cahill, Costa and Hazard return

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Chelsea now lead Spurs by seven points, with Tottenham playing their Premier League game on Wednesday, against the unsafe Crystal Palace, who have recently trumped the Blues, Arsenal and Liverpool. I don't want this and I can't accept this. "In this moment I wanted to kick the ball, and I took the bag as a ball", he explained. Southampton scored an injury-time consolation goal through another former Chelsea player Ryan Bertrand who had won the Champions League with the Blues back in ... Read More »

Robin Lopez misses wildly on easy shot vs. Celtics

Not even the Celtics' record-breaking series against the Bulls in 2009, when league marks for overtime games (four) and overtime periods (seven) were set, went in this direction. The Celtics didn't convert until Kelly Olynyk rambled into the lane with an off-balance three-point play for an 89-85 lead. The host has won every game in this series so far. Read More »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Retiring From NASCAR At Season's End

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When Teresa wouldn't give Earnhardt a piece of team ownership, he left after the 2007 season to drive for Hendrick Motorsports. I feel like that these are the guys that they're the cream of the crop, and maybe I'm the only one that sees it in this room, but I really have a lot of confidence in the personalities that we have. Read More »

Bouchard: 'Cheater' Sharapova should be banned for life

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The 30-year-old beat Roberta Vinci in straight sets in the first round of the Stuttgart Open. Bouchard also blasted the governing body for the top women's professional tennis tour for letting Sharapova back in. "So I don't think that's right". You shouldn't roll out the red carpet for her', she added. Vinci had to work to save a number of break points in the third game but she was unable to prevent Sharapova breaking back and getting on the board for the first time . Read More »

'Cheater' Sharapova should not be allowed to play again: Bouchard

Sharapova's 15-month ban for testing positive for meldonium officially ended at midnight last night, enabling her to play her first competitive match since the 2016 Australian Open against Roberta Vinci at the Porsche Arena. In the third game Sharapova saves three game points and broke back after a 18 minute game. Sharapova took control of the second set after an early break and held off three break points in her following service game. Read More »

Bulls' Rajon Rondo holds night workout in hopes of Game 5 comeback

So has shrinking in the face of adversity, a habit the Bulls overcame with more frequency down the stretch of the regular season and in taking a 2-0 series lead against the Celtics . Not tonight. "I remain confident in those guys", Thomas said. Out of everything else that I do on the court, you want to bring that up?. "I can't speak to the details, I need to go watch the film to know exactly what happened", Wade said of his team's 16 turnovers leading to 23 points. Read More »

Even versus NHL's best, Maple Leafs' rookies continue to astound

He added an assist on William Nylander's game-tying goal in the second period, and defenseman Morgan Rielly got his first point of the series. Toronto has trailed for fewer than four minutes in the series. Two nights earlier in Game 2, Kapanen, another rookie, scored twice, including the double overtime victor. With the Leafs playing the way they have and players stepping it up a notch you can now see why my prediction of Leafs in six isn't so farfetched. Read More »

Luis Enrique I'll cherish Messi memories

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Barcelona now lead the table ahead of their bitter rivals thanks to a superior head-to-head record, although Real Madrid have a game in hand, and they can continue to remain on top of the table with a win over Osasuna on Wednesday. The Brazilian may have missed the Blaugrana's dramatic 3-2 derby win, but manager Luis Enrique will be backing his players to produce more of the same brilliance. Read More »

Katie Archibald misses out on individual pursuit medal opportunity in Hong Kong

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Katie Archibald is another
Scot hoping to make a big impression at the Hong Kong Velodrome, where she will contest the scratch race, omnium, individual pursuit and team pursuit. "Hopefully we're going to be competitive with them now and find ourselves at another level still". Francois Pervis of France won the men's 1km time trial on Sunday at the world track cycling championships in Hong Kong . Read More »

Are the Milwaukee Bucks NBA Championship Contenders?

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Milwaukee would outscore Toronto 25-18 in the second quarter to take a 57-30 halftime lead. Major contribution from the bench came from Greg Monroe who scored 14 points and recorded nine rebounds and two steals. The Bucks committed 21 turnovers Saturday. They are tied at two now, and it's how they respond that makes a difference. Ibaka also contributed on the defensive end with eight boards and three blocked shots. Read More »

Adrian Peterson to sign with the Saints

Combine that with last year's injury-ruined season and a contract that called for him to make $18 million, the Vikings made a decision to move on and released him. Who says Adrian Peterson won't open the 2017 season at U.S. Bank Stadium on Monday Night Football? Peterson won't have to wait long to run into his former team. Read More »

Leon Draisaitl: Leon Draisaitl nets 1G, 3A in Game 1 win

Surely they can beat the St. Louis Blue in a seven-game series. Since that season, these two franchises have gone in very different direction. "He's a veteran guy so he's been in these situations before and he stepped up and got us a big goal", Subban said. Read More »

Lynch set to join Raiders after trade from Seahawks

The Seahawks have agreed to send Lynch, who upon reinstatement to the National Football League technically comes back onto Seattle's roster, to the Raiders along with a sixth-round draft choice in 2018 in exchange for Oakland's fifth-round pick next year. Read More »

Redknapp named new Birmingham City manager

Zola had controversially replaced Gary Rowett and Birmingham City's subsequent downturn in form sees them now in 20th place, just three points above the relegation zone. On Sunday, Birmingham travel to arch rivals Aston Villa for his first game, followed by clashes with Huddersfield and Bristol City that will decide his new team's fate. Read More »

Marcus Rashford hopes for Zlatan Ibrahimovic stay at Manchester United

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Overall, in 11 league games against the current top seven this season, City has won just two of them. They've had big series without defeat in the Premier League. The United manager had already targeted a goal scorer after watching his team stutter in front of goal this season. "I think the next step will be something that he really wants, which is what I was saying before the injury in the period of doubt about his future". Read More »

Stoke City's Jon Walters could be a huge hit at Newcastle United

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With mounting fitness doubts over Dwight Gayle, and with Daryl Murphy having recently turned 34, Benitez may well decide that Mitrovic will be a useful squad asset given his previous experience of playing in the Premier League . 'When we have lost, we have bounced back straight away. Elliot has witnessed a seismic change at St James' Park since Benitez came in 13 months ago and believes the manager deserves enormous credit for the job he has done. Read More »

Video referees for Russia 2018, says Fifa president Gianni Infantino

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The Video Assistant Referee system was first introduced at the FIFA Club World Cup in December and is now being trialled, notably correcting two decisions in France's 2-0 defeat to Spain last month. The Football Association is poised to roll out trials for the technology this August. Others feel that VAR helps get calls right and should be used to avoid incidents like Frank Lampard's no-goal at the 2010 World Cup in Germany. Read More »

Blues get faceoff leader back with Paul Stastny

Nashville snuck out of Game 1 with a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues. The core of this team has been excellent for the past seven years, but over seven years, that group has logged a ton of ice team with deep runs into the playoffs, the World Cup of Hockey and the Olympics. Read More »

Chelsea beat Southampton; Terry makes rare appearance

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But the other competition , the league, is totally open. "But we fight until the end". Named as the Man of the Match , Costa seemed like the player we enjoyed watching to make the difference for the side earlier this season - before having his attitude ruined by the China speculation and whatnot. Read More »

Teoscar Hernandez carted off the field after scary collision with Jose Altuve

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It was a nightmare flashback to the crashes of Carlos Lee and Adam Everett and tumble of Jimmy Paredes and Jose Altuve . "I just showed up today and A.J. "My shoulder is feeling good". George Springer entered the game in center field. Hernandez, called up from the minors before the game, was carted off the field with an injury to his left leg. Read More »

David Krejci, Noel Acciari return to lineup with Bruins for Game 3

Trailing by a trio of goals through the first 24 minutes of play, the Bruins countered off of three unanswered goals in the second period, with Noel Acciari , David Backes and David Pastrnak all lightning the lamp in the frame. McAvoy can do a lot, but it's clear that making him play those kinds of minutes without his defense partners being appropriately rested isn't good for Boston . Read More »

Cavs open 2-0 lead over Pacers with 117-111 win

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Kawhi Leonard finished with 37 points as the Spurs took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series at AT&T Center. Paul George was great last night, scoring 32 points to go along with eight rebounds and seven assists in the Pacers' Game 2 loss to the Cavs. Read More »

Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series

Hoiberg is so desperate for a spark at point guard that he said he's planning to start little-used Isaiah Canaan in Game 5. Avery Bradley also scored 24 for Boston and Al Horford finished with 21 points and nine rebounds as the Celtics won their third straight and took a 3-2 lead in the series . Read More »

Brandon McCoy chooses UNLV over Michigan State, Oregon

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McCoy was considered the top prep recruit still available for Oregon. The UNLV Runnin' Rebels men's basketball program made two splashes on Wednesday when it landed the No. The decision gives the Rebels their 4th commit for the Class of 2017. He joins a UNLV class that also features four-star power forward Cheikh Mbacke Diong. Read More »

Eric Thames bashes his way into Brewers' record book

Counsell said he wants to keep finding ways to get the utility man in the lineup despite not having a regular starting position. "I've had enough injuries in my career that I know when it's actually pretty bad and should probably take some time or see a doctor", he said. Read More »

Sharks C Thornton undergoes ACL surgery before free agency

SAN JOSE It never felt like the Sharks were ever out of their first round playoff series with the Edmonton Oilers. Another power play opportunity with four and a half minutes to go in the third would give the Sharks one last chance to send the game to overtime, but a missed shot would bounce off of the Edmonton crossbar and end the hopes of San Jose forcing a game seven in Edmonton. Read More »

Spurs stay in touch with Chelsea with 8th straight PL win

Eriksen collected a pass from Harry Kane and unleashed a dipping shot from around 25 yards (meters) in the 78th minute into the bottom corner of the net. Dele Alli scored a glorious goal for Spurs at Selhurst Park last season, but he squandered a good chance shortly before the hour, volleying wide from Kyle Walker's right-wing cross. Read More »

Browns still considering Mitchell Trubisky first overall

FILE - In this March 5, 2017, file photo, Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. "After No. 1 , I'm good". "They can just do whatever they gotta do". He led the Wolfpack with 104 tackles last season and is projected as a second-round selection. Read More »

Dybala praises Allegri after signing new Juventus contract

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The odds are surely against it. The Serie A champions will now be able to demand an enormous fee for the player - touted as a future Ballon d'Or victor - should they decide to sell. After the 4-0 defeat in Paris, Enrique changed to a 3-4-3 system, which initially brought about an improvement, but at Juve, Barcelona looked just as vulnerable. Read More »

Grizzlies even Spurs series with thrilling Game 4

Randolph, who led the team to their Game 3 victory, had somewhat of a down night in Game 4 , posting just 12 points on 4-12 shooting in addition to 11 rebounds. "We've played against Zach 14 hundred and 73 times", Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, adding that Randolph has always been a heck of a player so "it's not a whole lot different". Read More »

Jose Mourinho opens up over the future of Jones and Smalling

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Asked if he thought United would finish above City, he was uncertain. Guardiola, meanwhile, has denied City have any interest in signing Dele Alli from Tottenham. So in other terms, I'm happy. Pep Guardiola is just about the only manager in the world who could avoid the sack at Manchester City if they finish outside the top four and fail to win a trophy. Read More »

Ibrahimovic and Rojo suffer 'significant ligament damage'

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Goal revealed on Friday that Ibrahimovic will definitely miss the rest of the season, with some reports even suggesting he could be out until 2018, casting doubt on his United career. "If they have a insane mentality like I have, they would (play on Thursday)". "I am exhausted. I imagine the players are more exhausted than me". Read More »