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Harden, Rockets rout Spurs 125-104 to tie series

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) and San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol (16) fight for a rebound during the first half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Houston. DeRozan's eight assists were a career playoff-high. So, we approach Game 4. For those who don't already know, James, who's averaging 34.3 point per game in the playoffs, says he's actually left-handed, he just plays basketball with his right because his favorite players at ... Read More »

Romelu Lukaku slams the Sun after a new Chelsea, Man United update

They claim that the Toffees' striker is concerned about Antonio Conte's pressing style of play and the defensive duties he would be asked to carry out. Manchester United have also been keeping tabs, with Jose Mourinho keen to add a world class forward to his ranks. Liverpool and Chelsea are reportedly eyeing up a move for RB Leizpig midfielder Naby Keita, The Sun claims. Read More »

John Guidetti confident Celta Vigo can upset Manchester United at Old Trafford

This was a real test of the character he is trying to forge at Old Trafford . With the Europa League final in sight, Manchester United head to northern Spain this week to play Celta Vigo. Sergio Romero did well to deny Pione Sisto as Celta threatened to punish United's all too familiar lack of killer instinct, only for Rashford to step up to the plate yet again. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas Lobbies Hard For Calls After Game 4 Blowout Loss

The incident , for which Oubre was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected from the game, occurred with 9:12 remaining in the second quarter of the Wizards' 116-89 blowout victory over the Celtics at Verizon Center in Washington. Brooks promotes defense-first even for a group that averaged 109.6 points a game in the regular season, fourth in the National Basketball Association. Read More »

Blake Griffin Might Have Played His Last Game For The Clippers

The Utah Jazz and L.A. Clippers are all knotted up at two games apiece as their first-round playoff series shifts from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles for Game 5 on Tuesday night, and Jazz head coach Quin Snyder acknowledged Monday afternoon before his team left that the intensity will be ratcheted up. Read More »

Cavaliers complete sweep of Raptors

TORONTO (AP) - In his playoff rematch with the Toronto Raptors, LeBron James proved even more lethal than last time . Kyle Korver scored 18 points to help the Cavaliers become the first team to win eight straight playoff games the year following a title, and the first team to win eight straight in consecutive postseasons. Read More »

With Laviolette, Preds find offensive payoff in postseason

Louis . With a chance to close out the Blues in five games, it just wasn't meant to be for the Predators. The Blues travel back to Smashville for a Sunday afternoon showdown. Early in the second period, Schwartz was knocked down on a drive to the net and play continued until Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne covered it up for a whistle. Read More »

Durant takes over, Warriors top Jazz

And James is making it look easy - 34.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game so far in these playoffs, on 57 percent shooting. The Jazz had 19 assists. On the one hand, from Utah's perspective, this isn't that bad. He didn't make the most controversial decision in National Basketball Association history to win regular season games or just come along for the ride. Read More »

Draisaitl helps Oilers rout Ducks 7-1 to force Game 7


So when Getzlaf found the puck and a sliver of space on the boards in the second overtime of a crucial playoff game Friday night, Perry's feet moved before his thoughts. "Simple as that", Getzlaf continued. "We just need to turn our attention to Wednesday and start to prepare for that". Mark Letestu also scored twice in the first, while Zack Kassian chimed in as the Ducks were six degrees of bad from the goaltender on out. Read More »

Mets suspend Harvey for violating team rules; Wilk to start

Michael Goss went 3-for-5 with a home run and drove in four. Collins said the team was at least aware of this situation on Saturday night, using relief pitching more cautiously knowing Wilk might start. Rivera celebrating being named player of the game on Friday night. The team said the suspension was effective Saturday. "We're disappointed", said Reyes, per Seth Walder of the New York Daily News . Read More »

Leon Draisaitl can thrive for Edmonton Oilers in Anaheim against Ducks

Edmonton pointed out goal totals don't carry over in a playoff series, Talbot rebounded in Games 5 and 6, and the Oilers showed they were to be taken seriously. "It's a dream. I think every hockey player dreams of playing in the NHL and dreams of playing in the Stanley Cup playoffs. And like I tell him all the time, goalies are supposed to stop the puck". Read More »

Durant's 38 carries Warriors to Game 3 win in Utah

The rest of the starting four scored 45 points, with Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson looking particularly inept most of the way. All of Utah's guards didn't have performances to remember, as Rodney Hood, Raul Neto and Dante Exum all combined to go 7-for-21, scoring only 20 points. Read More »

Arsenal end Manchester United unbeaten run


Liverpool hasn't scored a goal against Southampton in four matches this season - two in the league and two in the League Cup. Danny Welbeck celebrates with Alexis Sanchez after scoring Arsenal's second goal. Arseal, with four matches in hand, are now within two points of United, in fifth, with a match in hand, but still six points off the top four . And the hosts needed a little over three minutes to double their advantage as Welbeck rose unmarked to head home an inch-perfect ... Read More »

Warriors rebuff Jazz in Game 1

I don't think it has anything to do with fatigue. Even with the game virtually over, Jazz coach Quin Snyder said the minutes meant something for the young guys, pointing out "we played 12 guys in Game 7 against the Clippers". Golden State is reputed as a deadly three-point team that has often absolutely buried teams by racking up points from behind the arc. The most significant takeaway from this pleasantly not-competitive game may be some newly forming beef between Inside the ... Read More »

NHL Playoffs: Penguins take 2-0 lead over Capitals

Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel (81) shoots the puck against Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) during the first period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Saturday, Ap. If they win this series, they'll probably look back and say that, despite the Pens' six days of rest, Washington nearly won Game 1, dominated the hitting and had the Pens diving en masse on top of pucks in their own crease like real penguins jumping off an ... Read More »

Conte's little dig adds to Tottenham's pain

For this reason, when you are able to get a result, I think joy invades your body. "I must be honest about this topic - I think that Tottenham have an advantage if you compare them to Chelsea", he added. Conte's rationale is that his side were not expected to compete for a league and FA Cup double in his first campaign in charge, particularly when set against the debacle of the previous campaign when Chelsea finished 10th. Read More »

NFL Draft: What time does Day 3 start?


There are a select few teams, however, that do an outstanding job of drafting players that have a chance to make an immediate impact. The later rounds are what separate the mediocre teams from the perennial playoff contenders - finding late-round gems. Read More »

Ducks's fast start turns Oilers' Orange Crush crowd blue

The Oilers netminder made 39 saves to lead his team to a 2-1 victory over the Ducks. "But we found a way to keep it after that and that's all you got to do on those shifts". That's Ducks defenceman Josh Manson on being down 0-2 in the series. The Oilers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 22.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Read More »

Ovechkin on move for Caps' elimination game vs. Penguins?


Game 7 is Wednesday night at Anaheim, with the victor advancing to face the Nashville Predators in the conference finals. So, yes, McDavid channelled the Moose Sunday, as his club absolutely blew the doors off the Ducks with three goals in the first 6:25 on their first six shots on John Gibson, all finding holes under him, and four in the first eight five minutes later as Jonathan Bernier came out of the bullpen and wound up with five in the opening period en route to a 7-1 Oilers' victory. Read More »

Murray Pam's playoff wrap-up: Senators-Rangers, Game 5

New York Rangers' Oscar Lindberg (24) shoots the puck past Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Ne. And so we have to manufacture more offence out of no space. Kreider netted his on the power play at 10:45 in the third against Ottawa's backup goalie, Mike Condon . Read More »

Conte believes Chelsea have positive years ahead

The Italian is aiming to win the league and FA Cup double in his first season. Spurs are close to guaranteeing a top-two finish, which means the two remaining Champions League places will go to Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United or Arsenal. Read More »

Cavaliers vs. Raptors Game 4

Those numbers weren't sustainable. The Cavs averaged 116.3 points against the Raptors , 112.8 in the first round against the Indiana Pacers . Don't expect them to take their foot off the gas today and cruise to another big win. Game 3 was not about disrespecting Toronto, but once again reasserting the Cavs' dominance over the East. Going into this game, the Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors are both undefeated in the playoffs. Read More »

Stenhouse Jr. ends long drought to win Geico 500


That's not exactly comforting for teams looking for their first wins, including the likes of Sadler, Wallace, William Byron and Daniel Hemric, but it does mean lots of different cars have a shot at a victory. Considering Larson hasn't had lackluster back-to-back weeks all season, we like our chances. Refresh often and let us know what you think about the race by commenting below. Read More »

Braden Holtby gets shot to help Capitals out of 2-0 deficit

Braden Holtby will be the Capitals' starting goaltender in Game 3 against the Penguins, Coach Barry Trotz said. Defenseman Ian Cole started the winning play when he fired a long pass to Scott Wilson up the left side. Why not just hold up a sign that says, "We're the Pens". "That's how it goes". This is a problem, as they have to score or get some goals to take that pressure off Holtby. Read More »

Amir Johnson back in Celtics starting lineup for Game 4

Perhaps even more dooming, the only player who had more than Tyler Zeller's 4 rebounds, was Crowder with 7. Place: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. Whistled for a foul on the play, Olynyk was discussing the call with an official when Oubre ran his way. Morris is the engine of the Wizards' edgy play, unafraid to bump and grind inside, get under the skin of opponents and trash-talk with the best of them. Read More »

Rodriguez, Morata net braces as Madrid crush Granada in La Liga

His success prompted links to a move to Chelsea, but it was Madrid who snapped him up after his second season for €30m. "I did not tell Morata to come to Atletico ", he said. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is a long time admirer of the 24-year-old, so much so the Italian recommended Juventus to sign Morata in 2014 but the duo has never worked together due to the manager's decision to resign as Juve coach at the beginning of the 2014/15 campaign. Read More »

Harman's clutch birdie denies Johnson 4th straight win


It looked as if Johnson, who only made the cut on the number , was destined for a playoff with Perez in his bid to become the first player with four wins in a row since Tiger Woods in 2008. A play-off looked likely when the 30-year-old from Georgia only just managed to chip onto the green for three after flying his second at the par-five over the back of the green. Read More »

Clement keen to avoid survival playoff for Swans and Tigers

Swansea headed into the break in the lead and having contained the impressive Romelu Lukaku, Paul Clement will have been thrilled at the break. Swansea are now one point above Hull and firmly in charge of their own destiny with two games of the season remaining. Read More »

Mets SS Asdrubal Cabrera hurts left thumb, to have MRI

Just a few hours after manager Terry Collins said he hoped Montero would pound the zone, his starter issued a pair of two-out, first-inning walks. "We have got to try to get him ready". He seemed to be fine when he had two home runs and five RBIs last Friday in a win at Washington. He walked four and struck out four. "[The first inning] was a mixture of things". Read More »

Jaskin, Schwartz score as Blues beat Predators 2-1

In winning a war of attrition with the Blues , it's clear there isn't a contender remaining playing more complete hockey at this juncture, from the top line down to the bottom defense pair. It was Josi's fourth goal of the playoffs and continued a trend of Predators defensemen supplying scoring. "I feel very confident coming back to the bench to know that if we're not sure about something or make a mistake that it can be corrected". Read More »