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Gobert doing what he has all year: shutting down the paint

After crediting Austin for pushing the pace, Doc Rivers believes "we can increase his minutes a little bit more" for Game 6. "I think both teams have been desperate the whole series", said Jazz coach Quin Snyder. Hood can be a streaky shooter and in Tuesday night's victory he kept shooting after a slow start and his three fourth-quarter 3-pointers were a big reason why the Jazz prevailed against the Clippers. Read More »

Miguel Sano: Miguel Sano to appeal one-game suspension

Gibson was done after 2.2 innings, with 8 hits, 7 R (6 ER), 2 BB, 3 SO. Fulmer struck out seven batters to beat Minnesota for the second time this season. Max Kepler hit a two-run homer for Minnesota in the eighth. The Twins didn't think Haley's pitch to Jones called for retaliation. NOTES: Minnesota recalled 1B Kennys Vargas and LHP Buddy Boshers before the game. Read More »

Zlatan, Rojo out until 2017 after ACL tears


Manchester United will face the Spanish side Celta Vigo in the semi-finals of the Europa League over two legs and Ajax take on Lyon, after the draw on Friday. Both are being assessed to see how long they will join Juan Mata , Chris Smalling and Phil Jones on the sidelines for at a crucial point in the season, with United chasing Europa League glory and a top-four Premier League finish. Read More »

Wizards' Oubre Jr. fined $25K for kicking ball into stands


Earlier in the series , the Hawks had strategized to limit Wall and Beal and make other Wizards the primary scorers - a plan that irked Morris. Beal missed all six of his attempts from the three-point line. Even as the Hawks' lead ballooned, Wall kept working. His confidence is growing with each game. Griffin powered down two dunks and Jordan again ended the scoring with an alley-oop slam from Jamal Crawford that sent the Clippers into halftime leading 51-42. Read More »

Maikel Franco, Phillies slam Marlins


Franco's home run propelled the Phillies to their fifth straight win - a 7-4 victory over the Miami Marlins before 26,191 fans at Citizens Bank Park. Miami's starters have thrown a major league-low 98 1/3 innings, and Volquez has tossed only 7 2/3 innings over his past two outings, but manager Don Mattingly isn't overly concerned. Read More »

NHL playoffs: Sidney Crosby scores twice as Pens beat Caps

Then Penguins Coach Mike Sullivan cycled his top line back onto the ice midway through the next shift. "That was an important part of the game for us". Fleury had other ideas and shined in making 33 of 35 saves. That is the apparent effect of Crosby's line, one that will push Ovechkin, Backstrom and Oshie and can capitalize on a mismatch in seconds. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Suggests Ref to Blame for Alexis Sanchez, Christian Fuchs Incident


Bellerin returned to the side against Leicester and wants to take the new-found confidence into a game Spurs need to win to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea. "But as I have said, I think he will stay and sign a contract". Leicester threw men forward in search of an equaliser late on and the tension nearly spilled over when Christian Fuchs launched a throw-in directly at Alexis Sanchez's head. Read More »

Mike Conley: Mike Conley plays well again in Game 5 loss

Parker had his best game of the series, scoring 27 points, including two huge baskets in the final two minutes, when the Spurs broke from a 92-92 tie. He had 34 points. Ennis didn't score another point. Patty Mills led the Spurs to a crucial play-off win against the Grizzlies . Gordon Hayward scored 27 points and pulled down eight rebounds for the Jazz, who took a 3-2 series lead. Read More »

Ragain Reaction: How to win without Rondo

Jimmy Butler is also experiencing discomfort with knee soreness, but Hoiberg said the Bulls star would play Friday. Chicago Bulls guard Isaiah Canaan (0) sticks out his tongue as he taunts Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) during the second quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Read More »

49ers use 3rd pick to grab Stanford's Thomas

perth_map's top cornerback, Marshon Lattimore of Ohio State, was the 11th pick to the New Orleans Saints . LSU running back Leonard Fournette went fourth to the Jacksonville Jaguars, two picks before his Tigers teammate, safety Jamal Adams, was called by the New York Jets, and four picks before the Carolina Panthers drafted Stanford junior running back Christian McCaffrey with the eighth overall selection. Read More »

Manchester City vs. Manchester United in Premier League


United's draw at the Etihad Stadium kept them one point adrift of the Citizens and two points below third-placed rivals Liverpool, whom they can still have hope of overturning with their two games in hand. "I think City will finish top four". United have the more hard run-in, with trips to come to Tottenham and Arsenal, and are still involved in the Europa League. Read More »

Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo not anxious about draft-day trade


Here's the updated draft order for the New England Patriots. Only 11 of their starters in Week 1 last season were acquired via the draft or as rookie free agents. Chargers. Earlier tonight, the Cleveland Browns drafted defensive end Myles Garrett, but then had their supposed QB of the future, Mitchell Trubisky, stolen by the Chicago Bears. Read More »

Genie Bouchard slams 'cheater' Maria Sharapova, who should be banned for life

The Russian was given a lukewarm welcome by 4,500 spectators, receiving some applause and some whistling when she entered the sold-out arena. "I also had a pretty normal life for a while". "She is a great person, a great player, a great champion, but this is my opinion". And when she won, she was visibly emotional as she waved to the crowd. Read More »

Instant analysis: Cincinnati Bengals draft Washington's John Ross

With that pick, the Bengals selected John Ross from the University of Washington. He had 81 catches for 1,150 yards and 17 touchdowns, helping the Huskies reach the College Football Playoff for the first time. "I definitely got more attention". Ross said his final predraft visit was to Cincinnati, and it went so well that he phoned his agent afterward to say "don't be surprised if I get a phone call (on) draft day and I'm a Cincinnati Bengal". Read More »

Kawhi Leonard locked in a playoff duel with Mike Conley

There really isn't a consistently better two-way player than Leonard, who really should be considered among the favorites to win the NBA's MVP award for the 2016-17 season. To force a seventh game, Memphis must find an answer to its most pressing problem: slowing down San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard . FOX SPORTS SouthEast and TNT are the official TV sports channel which is broadcasting the Live Streaming Game 6 between Spurs and Grizzlies for the people of Memphis. Read More »

'Mourinho and Tuanzebe against Swansea', jokes Manchester United boss

It's going to go until the last game. They managed to beat Swansea, Tottenham, Southampton and Crystal Palace before Christmas, and were held to a 1-1 draw by Arsenal at Old Trafford. Neither side have any players close to facing a ban on accumulation of yellow cards since a player would need to have accrued 15 bookings this season to be suspended. Read More »

Fellaini sent off as United hold on for goalless draw at City


The biggest minus on their night was the crass stupidity of Fellaini, needlessly involved in the incident that saw him thrust his head into the face of Aguero. By becoming only the second team, after Stoke, to stop City from scoring at home this season, United extended its unbeaten run in the league to 24 games dating to a loss at Chelsea in October. Read More »

Eriksen keeps Spurs' title hopes alive

We are not thinking to be above Arsenal, our challenge is to reduce the gap with Chelsea and think of bigger things than only to be above Arsenal. Walker was last week named in the PFA Premier League team of the season as a reward for the consistency of his performances for title-challenging Spurs. Read More »

EPL 2016-17: Roberto Firmino scores as Liverpool move to third


West Brom, who remain eighth in the Premier League table following today's defeat, now have a weekend off due to FA Cup action. Liverpool are winning ugly . In the 80th minute, darting into the area, Phillips had only Mignolet to beat but the Belgium goalkeeper did well to spread himself, sticking out a leg for the block. Read More »

James, Cavs finish off IN in four-game sweep

Following up his triple-double in the Cavs' epic Game 3 comeback, James went for 33 points, 10 rebounds and four assists Sunday despite a cold-shooting fourth quarter. Outside of LeBron James, the Cavaliers' starters shot just 16-of-48 from the field. Boston blew a 20-point lead, but Thomas keyed a third-quarter run that put the Celtics back on top after Chicago briefly went ahead. Read More »

Spurs rally behind Leonard, Parker to advance past Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies defeated the San Antonio Spurs 110-108 in overtime. Kawhi Leonard has been out of this world, averaging 32.5 points this series . What a great group and I'm thrilled we were able to win. "They execute so well ". "Guys are more comfortable at home", Fizdale explained. They're together, know what they're doing, they're hard to guard and make you guard forever. Read More »

Manchester United, City draw blanks as Fellaini sees red


Jose Mourinho felt Sergio Aguero's reaction to a clash of heads with Marouane Fellaini played a role in the Manchester United midfielder's red card. Bailly put in an assured performance in a 0-0 draw against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday evening that see's both teams remain in the running for a Champions League spot. Read More »

Browns trade up to select David Njoku


It also guarantees the 43rd consecutive year that at least one UM player will be drafted into the NFL. With an emphasis on quarterbacks. But at the start, Peppers will become Williams' personal project as the Browns have rewarded the new coordinator with two top defensive prospects in this year's first round. Read More »

Chiefs entertaining trade up into top 10 for Patrick Mahomes


Mahomes is confident he'll succeed here other Texas Tech quarterbacks - Kingsbury, Graham Harrell and B.J. Symons - have failed in that he was given the reins of the entire offense in college. His highest-rated game was his last one . Editor's Note: Phil Hicks, Tyler Morning Telegraph and Sports Editor is at the draft party tonight for Patrick Mahomes II and will be providing a live blog that will have updates throughout the evening as the Whitehouse native and Texas Tech ... Read More »

Sunderland vs Bournemouth 29 April 2017: EPL Preview and Predictions


They are now on 38 points, seven clear of the scrap for survival. Moyes has already come out and said , as reported by BBC Sport , that he will not resign from his position at the Stadium of Light, but ultimately the decision may not come down to him, with the board having to do a lot of thinking. Read More »

Barcelona pay tribute to their favourite son Lionel Messi, watch videos here


In order to celebrate Messi's landmark of 500 goals for the club, Barcelona released a touching tribute video, recalling the first occasion he scored a senior team goal for the club, twelve years back. "Sometimes that can motivate you even more, and we will try and do that". Ramos's sending off - when it was 2-1 to Barcelona - should have killed the game. Read More »

F1: Dominant Vettel wins Bahrain GP


Dejected Lewis Hamilton said he does not exist to finish second after a some mistakes in Bahrain allowed Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to get ahead in this year's championship fight. Kimi Raikkonen finished fourth in his Ferrari, while Massa was sixth in his Williams. "That was why we couldn't win as a team and I couldn't defend the position", Bottas said. Read More »

Le Pen's father says campaign was too laid back


Mr Le Pen shocked the world in 2002 by qualifying for the second round of the presidential election before losing by a landslide to conservative Jacques Chirac. She has made a surprise campaign stop to a home appliance factory that's the latest hot-button symbol of French job losses to plants overseas. She accused Macron of showing "contempt" towards them by not coming to see them. Read More »

Kerr's illness still unknown, return to Warriors not set

The Warriors scored 49 in the fourth quarter against San Antonio in 1991. The Warriors jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the game's first three minutes and never looked back. "The culture here, the foundation Steve has laid, the players are smart, the coaches I have around me - that all puts you at ease". If they can get off to a stronger start than they did this year, and keep that momentum going, they will be real contenders in the Western Conference. Read More »

Bulls' point guard counsel spun to Isaiah Canaan in Game 4

Chicago's offense in the first two games of the series seemed to thrive under Rondo's control. Much like how Isaiah Thomas' tragic loss of his sister, Chyna , affected the Celtics play. In the next moment, we were back to the mundane, as Bulls Coach Fred Hoiberg's postgame comments to the effect of him being an impossible cover as long as, he alleged, Thomas is allowed to carry the ball as he dribbles. Read More »