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Pavelski active vs. Avs in Game 7

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The Avs pressed all night long and generated multiple quality scoring opportunities throughout the game. Philipp Grubauer made 24 saves. But a switch flipped in Game 5 of the first round and the fabled Playoff Martin Jones showed up. With a chance to advance to the Western Conference final on the line - sound familiar? Tomas Hertl , who assisted on Pavelski's goal, would net the second of the game with an assist from Pavelski in return. Read More »

Brogdon upgraded to probable for Game 5 vs. Celtics

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So what can we expect Wednesday night during Celtics-Bucks Game 5? Irving, 27, has struggled against the Bucks in the second round of the playoffs, shooting only 37 percent from the field and 24 percent from deep. The Celtics looked like a team that lost their heart in Game 4. "I want to make it Boston first, you know, safely, " he said after the game while dodging two questions about whether he will consider remaining with the Celtics. Read More »

President Trump awards highest U.S. civilian honour to Tiger Woods

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After Woods won his fifth Masters Tournament in April, Trump took to Twitter to make an announcement that Woods would receive the Medal of Freedom. On May 6th of 2019 another prestigious honor was awarded to Tiger Woods . But I'm guessing he never thought a medal from the president was a possibility. Read More »

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors Prediction, Preview, and Odds

The team is shooting 44 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range. Golden State will also look to improve its second-quarter performances. DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Rockets: Averaging 109.1 points, 43.7 rebounds, 17.9 assists, 8.3 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the field. Read More »

Fabinho praises Liverpool defending against Messi

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Despite the absence of Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino, Liverpool had braces from the duo of Divock Origi and Giorgino Wijnaldum to thank for another famous and historic victory to make a second straight UCL final. Origi, whose goals bookended the game, has come in from the shadows to play a huge role in the season and his confidence is up after scoring the late goal against Newcastle that enabled Liverpool to take the race for the Premier League to the final day. Read More »

Lakers and Ty Lue end talks, coaching search to continue

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The primary issue that ended talks between the Los Angeles Lakers and head-coaching candidate Tyronn Lue was contract length, league sources told Yahoo Sports. One of those Plan-C options could even include former Knicks and Hawks coach Mike Woodson. Lue himself seemed to be of the mind that a deal with Los Angeles was nothing more than an eventuality over the weekend . Read More »

Wallabies star Israel Folau guilty of contract breach

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The former professional boxer and NRL star said people have missed the point on Folau's controversial social media comments that "hell awaits drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators" unless they repent and turn to Jesus Christ. Read More »

Liverpool exploits tell Valencia anything can happen against Arsenal - Marcelino

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After a graphic appeared on screen noting that Arsenal had the league's best shot conversion rate, Wright said: "You dread to think where Arsenal would be if those two weren't firing like they have been". "It will be a hard game but, with the quality we have, we believe we can do it". "The fans always help us a lot at home, they did against Getafe in the cup when we made a spectacular comeback and the team is ready to do the same again". Read More »

Boston takes 3-2 lead into game 6 against Columbus

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The Bruins now have a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series with Game 6 set for today in Columbus , Ohio. "They're dominant when they're on, and they're very good even when they're not on", Boston coach Bruce Cassidy said of his stars. Read More »

Pep Guardiola: I Told Vincent Kompany Not To Shoot

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Kompany praised his team's fighting spirit, but warned there was still 90 minutes left to play. "Always I was sad I could not use him too much, but we have always known we could count on him for his personality". Guardiola's men are top of the table on 95 points, just one point ahead of Liverpool . But against his former club Kelechi Iheanacho shot wide with just Ederson to beat and a titanic tussle for the title remains in City's hands heading into the final day. Read More »

Chelsea lose appeal against transfer ban

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Chelsea , who face Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final, immediately announced that they "categorically refuted" Fifa's findings, and will appeal the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in an attempt to freeze the ban. Read More »

Israel Folau found guilty of high-level breach of Code of Conduct

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Rugby Australia and New South Wales Rugby both declared they'd fire Folau for breaching a code of conduct forbidding players from engaging in discriminatory practices. "I feel sorry for Israel but there are consequences to your actions", Roberts said . Plenty is at stake - Folau faces an end to his glittering playing career while it could leave Rugby Australia with a major financial headache if forced to pay out his Aus$4 million contract. Read More »

Former Chelsea Boss Provides Update On Future

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The Telegraph says Sarri could be offered a return to Italy this summer after an indifferent maiden campaign with Chelsea - with Roma considering a swoop for the manager. This may see Eden Hazard reclaim his spot in the starting XI, after he started the first leg on the bench. "We reached the target of the club, so we are really very happy with this". Read More »

Sharks take 3-2 lead into game 6 against the Avalanche

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Landeskog dumped the puck into the zone, turned in a big hit along the boards, got up in time to take a pass from rookie Cale Makar and knock in the goal past Martin Jones to help the Avalanche escape elimination. The Sharks would go on to score four goals on the ensuing power play and eventually win the game in overtime while Pavelski received eight staples in his head to close the "pressure cut" from impact with the ice. Read More »

Dembele injures leg, will miss Barca’s game at Liverpool

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Maxi Gomez's 67th minute goal put Celta ahead in a game they had to win in their fight to avoid relegation and Iago Aspas netted a penalty in the 88th minute to confirm Barca's third league defeat of the campaign. "With Dembele , it looks like a tear", he said. There will be tests on Sunday and we will see. It is certainly not muscle fatigue because the other day he played very little [in Barca's Champions League win over Liverpool on Wednesday]. Read More »

Worthy: How a bee swarm was corralled so the Reds could play

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In 1987, a Reds game against the Philadelphia Phillies was delayed 17 minutes after Cincinnati starting pitcher Ted Power was stung on his hand by a bee. The Reds were buzzing Monday afternoon - no, really! After a short delay, the game proceeded as scheduled at around 12:50 p.m. Dressed up in a beekeeper suit the player took on the role of exterminator spraying out some substance which was supposed to battle a bee-delay. Read More »

Matthijs de Ligt has been the star performer for Ajax

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The 19-year-old has had an outstanding season for Ajax . De Ligt has won 15 worldwide caps and became the youngest player to ever captain Ajax in a Champions League clash earlier this season. Ajax captain , Matthijs de Ligt , has decided not to make a move to Manchester United in this summer's transfer window. If the claims about De Ligt rejecting United and his reasons for doing so are true - it is hard to believe they might not be in the current climate - it is a sad state ... Read More »

Balance attack leads Raptors to rout of 76ers, 3-2 series lead

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Still, there's another game to be played and Embiid says there's at least one more game after that, telling Drake he planned to see him back in Toronto for a Game 7 on Sunday. We'll be just fine. "To his credit, he willed his way through it", Brown said . In what was tied for the second biggest loss in Philadelphia playoff history (the Sixers lost 121-81 to the Boston Celtics in 1982), Simmons and Embiid combined to score just 20 points. Read More »

Rashid And Nabi's Sunrisers Qualify For Playoffs In IPL

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The CSK top-order has fired in fits and starts in the league phase and will need to come out all guns blazing against a formidable MI bowling attack that includes Jasprit Bumrah [17 wickets], Lasith Malinga [15 wickets], the Pandya brothers [Hardik with 14 wickets and Krunal with 10 wickets], leggie Rahul Chahar [10 wickets] and possibly Mitchell McClenaghan . Read More »

JPP has fractured neck, may miss '19

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Schefter adds that the early feeling is Pierre-Paul will need to undergo surgery. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul was involved in a auto accident in South Florida last week where he reportedly suffered a fractured neck that could cause him to miss the 2019 National Football League season, per ESPN's Adam Schefter . Read More »

I Guess I Can Say I’m Reaping The Success Now - John Campbell

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Campbell was the first to be dismissed by Barry McCarthy after he was caught by Ireland skipper William Porterfield for 179. Hope and Campbell combined for the highest one-day global opening partnership of 365 at Clontarf, where the Windies posted a mammoth 381-3 just under four weeks before their Cricket World Cup opener against Pakistan. Read More »

McIlroy two shots off lead heading into final round at Quail Hollow

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It would take pure precision over the final 18 to do so, but a chance is a chance. Justin Rose , the world's second-ranked player, was third, four strokes behind at 11 under. After the crowd nervously applauded when his 4-foot putt dropped in the side of the cup, Dahmen held up his ball between two fingers and tossed it to a little girl sitting next to the ninth green. Read More »

Country House won’t run in Preakness

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He is hopeful the illness isn't anything serious. Mott said his winning horse, which captured the 145th Derby crown under controversial circumstances, will miss the second leg of the Triple Crown on May 18 because it developed a cough. Read More »

Senzel robbed by Pillar, then hits first HR as Reds top SF

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The blast capped San Francisco's comeback from an 8-0 deficit, highlighted by Stephen Vogt's game-tying homer off closer Raisel Iglesias with two outs in the ninth inning. The Giants designed outfielder Gerardo Parra for assignment to open a spot for Gerber. Giants Injuries: Derek Holland: 10-day IL (finger), Johnny Cueto: 60-day IL (elbow), Evan Longoria: day-to-day (shoulder), Erik Kratz: 10-day IL (hamstring). Read More »

Costly DQ: Maximum Security bettors lost about $9M

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The initial victor Maximum Security was disqualified due to an objection, making history as only the second time this has happened at the Kentucky Derby . Horse racing journalist and equestrian Kevin Blake also took to twitter to voice his opinion: "Tough decision in the Kentucky Derby, but would it be as disputed if the incident had led to War Of Will falling and causing carnage?" The shock decision marks the first time in the race's 145-year history that the victor has been changed on ... Read More »

Oilers name Ken Holland as GM, president of hockey ops

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Holland, who has been one of the front-runners for the job, became an adviser for the Detroit Red Wings in April when Steve Yzerman took over as that team's general manager. Coach Ken Hitchcock came out of retirement to replace Todd McLellan when he was sacked in November, and Nicholson has said Hitchcock will be with the Oilers organization "in some fashion". Read More »

W Series leaders Chadwick and Powell troubled by gearbox issue

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She proved as much across two days of wild weather in the Rhine Valley, dominating both practice sessions, taking pole by more than two seconds under teeming rain, and surging to victory on a drying track despite a malfunctioning gearbox. You get written off very fast, so what the W Series is offering is a bit of time for development. "I see it as a huge, huge moment". Powell, 26, who was unblocking urinals for her tradesman father after her junior career stalled following a lack of funds, ... Read More »

Israel Folau committed 'high-level' code of conduct breach with anti-gay posts

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While the governing body appears intent on terminating Folau's contract for his provocative social media posts , NSW Waratahs chairman Roger Davis has called for "common sense" and a settlement . If this goes for a long time there are definitely no winners. While Folau may yet be spared the sack, termination of his contract is now a possibility. Read More »

Zinedine Zidane attempts last trick to win Paul Pogba over

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I haven't got a clue at Manchester United . Going into the game, United's slim chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League were still alive, knowing that only victory in their last two games of the season and favorable results elsewhere would see them finish in the top four of the Premier League . Read More »

Trotz switches goalies, but Islanders can't avoid sweep

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A 5-2 Game 4 win and a four-game sweep of the Islanders gave the Hurricanes the first conference finals berth. Teravainen and Sebastian Aho each finished with a goal and an assist, captain Justin Williams and rookie star Andrei Svechnikov each added insurance goals, and goalie Curtis McElhinney made 26 saves in his second career playoff start. Read More »