So the talking heads will say "oh the Cavs are back.' Or, 'oh, Boston is going to be the".It's one game. Think about who the Celtics have had trouble with: Nuggets (0-2), Spurs (0-2), Cavaliers (1-3), and Hawks (1-2). Avery Bradley shot 6 of 19 and Al Horford was 1 of 8. Kevin Love , meanwhile, is also back in the court after he underwent a knee surgery. "You have to do all the little things, and you have to understand what wins games and that you have to do it all the time".
Scans this week revealed the Senegal worldwide damaged the meniscus in his left knee when falling awkwardly during Merseyside derby win over Everton last Saturday. "Similar with Henderson, he is in a good way but we do not know when he will be training again". Liverpool have already amassed the same number of points this season as they did throughout the whole of 2015-16 (60), with seven matches still to play.
Martin O'Neill has backed Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman to return to his "brilliant" best after undergoing surgery to fix his double leg fracture. Surgeons are confident the 28-year-old will make a full recovery, but amid speculation he could be sidelined for up to six months, Ireland manager O'Neill was more cautious.
Doesn't mean you're going to make them out here. He ballooned to a 75 with five bogeys in a six-hole stretch. "I putt well here, even though sometimes I'm not considered a great putter, I putt very well here", shrugged Couples. Hoffman was at 8-under when he birdied No. 2. Garcia eventually finished the day in a four-way tie atop the leaderboard. "A little bit lucky", Hoffman said.
Rory McIlroy, who has finished in the top 10 in his last three visits, will be hoping to complete the career Grand Slam by triumphing this week. Couples made par and went on to his only major title. "Even par was a pretty great score out there at the end of the day and I'm happy with it". Jordan Spieth: Forget that fact that he blew a 5-shot lead on the back nine previous year, or that he missed the cut last week at the Shell Houston Open.
One player who did look annoyed was Eden Hazard, yet the player has made it clear he wants to stay at Chelsea and will be rebuffing the approach from Real Madrid. Asked what qualities Costa brings aside from his goals, Conte replied: "His experience. There are 24 points to play for and other teams can enter the race".
He's fully recovered and that is great news for him and for us. We will see tomorrow if Hugo will be involved, we need to decide tomorrow if he is available to play but if not, it is true we must wait for the scan that Michel is going to do this afternoon.
We believe that we can win every game and that's the goal. Nothing (serious). We congratulate Chelsea for the victory. "The situation is clear - eight games left and we need to qualify for the top four, and that is our target for the end of the season", he said.
Real also have a Champions League quarter-final with Bayern Munich on the horizon, but Zidane is looking no further than what he is expecting to be a hard derby on Saturday . They can further their lead with a win on Saturday , April 8 at home at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. No other side in the history of La Liga has won three times in a row at the Bernabeu.
It's a painful reminder and a good lesson for the future", he said. While Jones led England to their second-straight Six Nations title, the 13-9 defeat to Ireland in Dublin showed the Australian that they are still some way off overtaking the All Blacks as rugby's premier team.
Chelsea's English defender Gary Cahill reacts during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester City. The Italian was speaking after watching his side defeat Manchester City 2-1 on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge.
The Thunder also frequently concede rebounds off missed free throws to Westbrook, thus further padding his stats. In Phoenix, Golden State clinched the top spot in the Western Conference with a 120-111 win over the Suns. Westbrook and the Thunder never let up in the third quarter and cruised to the easy win. Thompson sprained his right thumb on Tuesday and was ruled out of Wednesday's (Thursday AEST) first-place showdown at Boston, ending his consecutive games played streak at 447 - a team ...
We are always praised maybe more than we deserve it when it goes well and punished more than we deserve it when it doesn't go well, but that's the whole world". "We have scored 100 goals already this season". "Goals consistently engender self-confidence in players, but Mesut is an excellent player", said Walcott.
The Brit was nearly two hundredths of a second quicker than Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel , who will start second. Vettel's lap was two seconds faster than the time Rosberg set on his way to pole position previous year at the circuit, where Mercedes have won four of the last five races.
Asked about Januzaj's future, Mourinho said: "I have decided". "So it's hard and they need to be lucky to be surrounded by the right people". "Many goalkeepers have become phenomenal at Old Trafford, so I think you give credit for the goalkeeper".
Winks is the latest academy graduate to enjoy a breakthrough season at White Hart Lane, having made 33 appearances under Mauricio Pochettino, 21 of them in the league. With their top players all in form, the team playing as a unit and manager Mauricio Pochettino settled and happy, Murphy is excited for the young team's future but admits they are still in need of back-up to frontman Kane, who is now out with an ankle problem.
The 108-90 come-from-behind triumph saw the Pacers snap a four-game losing streak and move back into a tie for the number seven playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. In this situation, Lance was expected to hold onto the ball and walk off the floor in the closing moments. "When he is out there, he is in a zone emotionally.
Whereas the tradition-rich Tar Heels have reached the Final Four 18 times in program history, their opponent OR hasn't been in 78 years and fellow semifinalists Gonzaga and SC are making their first appearances. Kentucky responded with a trio of 3-pointers in the final minute. North Carolina led most of the first half, establishing a nine-point lead at one stage before settling for a 38-33 edge at intermission.
Bournemouth are a risky side and will no doubt give the champions-elect a good game but I think Chelsea will edge it to secure another vital win. Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has a few personnel availability concerns to deal with, with as many as six players missing due to suspension and fitness issues, thus hampering his preparations ahead of the visit of Chelsea .
He did not need to score much vs. the Bucks after the Thunder led big after the first quarter, 28-20 and the first half, 63-39. Westbrook's defensive deficiencies are typically the result of being out of position. His current season averages in points, rebounds and assists: 31.9, 10.7 and 10.4. Wizards 118, Hornets 111: John Wall scored 14 of his 23 points in the third quarter, and Washington hurt Charlotte's playoff chances.
Sevilla's misery was complete when Spanish global Vitolo was sent off in stoppage time for a second yellow card after chopping down Neymar. This is published unedited from the ANI feed . However, since then Sevilla have been knocked out of the Champions League by Leicester City and tumbled out of contention for the La Liga title with Atletico Madrid passing them into third place.
Four-time major champion McIlroy appeared to be struggling in the wind and was three-over after the front nine. The scoring error was confirmed after being left in the dark for roughly 45 minutes, and Garcia was indeed given a bogey 5. "But, hey, it's tough out here". That won't make it any less exhausting, not with 15 players separated by only five shots. Hoffman would go on to par the final five holes and go into the clubhouse tied with Sergio Garcia at 4-under.
It opened the door for little-known Hoffman's seven-under-par 65 on Thursday (Friday AEST), which drew comparisons to Australian Greg Norman's record low first round of 63 during the Shark's infamous 1996 Masters. The 32-year-old said it's a tough pill to swallow considering the way he's played in 2017. "It s very hard conditions and borderline (unplayable)", he said after returning a three-over 75.
With Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale rested, Chelsea target Alvaro Morata was the star of the show. Sevilla remained in fourth place, but is 13 points off the lead and virtually out of contention for the title with eight games remaining.
The 37-year-old Ryder Cup star has earned the tag as the "Best Player Never To Win a Major". For another favourite, 2015 Masters champion Spieth, the day turned sour on the back nine in a near repeat of the quadruple-bogey nightmare that cost him back-to-back titles past year.
Michael says, "Rest and having players healthy has always been the number one concern". Still, LeBron's comments may be more honest (at least from his own perspective), and they show the difference between how some athletes see regular-season games and the narratives some media and fans try to craft around them.
While Baez quickly got to his feet and was laughing as he spoke with trainers, teammates and Cubs manager Joe Maddon , the 24-year-old was removed from the game for precautionary reasons. Whether we are forced to slog through another season like the last two (68 and 73 wins) will come down to how well the pitching staff performs, and so far things are not off to a good start.
North Carolina will play Midwest champ OR on Saturday in Arizona. Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox made a 3-pointer to cut UNC's lead to four, and Monk, who scored 47 points against UNC the first time these teams played, back in Kentucky's 103-100 victory on December 17 in Las Vegas, made a 3 of own to cut Kentucky's deficit to 71-70 with 39 seconds remaining.
Jurgen Klopp believes it is the "perfect moment" for Daniel Sturridge to return to the Liverpool squad. Liverpool's medical staff were hoping they could avoid an operation but the decision has been taken to write off the forward's campaign and get him fit again for pre-season.
It was an historic, unforgettable game in Chesapeake Energy Arena. As one would expect, there's a lot of drop off from a player now averaging a triple-double to a guy who is in his first season in the National Basketball Association and only averages 2.8 points per game.
The Winter Olympic Games will be held in South Korea's PyeongChang between February 9 and 25, 2018. Alex Ovechkin did not blink Tuesday, saying he still intends to play in the Olympic Games for Russian Federation next year regardless of the NHL's announcement that it was pulling the plug.
Dallas Cowboys signed him as free agent and he spent two years as a holder before he became the main quarterback for Cowboys since 2006 season and delivered great passes in the games. "As an organization, we did what he asked us to do in terms of his release, and we wanted to do what was ultimately in his best interest and in the best interest of his family", Jones said.
The Englishman, twice a runner-up at Augusta, was three over through 12 holes before five consecutive birdies helped him into outright third on Thursday. The 32-year-old spent the previous 23 hours receiving treatment for a lower back injury he sustained after falling down the stairs at his rented Augusta house on Wednesday afternoon.
Hernandez hit.294 in 51 at-bats for the Red Sox last season and batted.309 for Pawtucket. The Tigers played a video tribute before the game honoring owner Mike Ilitch, who died shortly before the start of spring training. Michael Fulmer went six shutout innings for the Tigers . Victor Martinez drove in the game's first two runs with a sacrifice fly and single, and a two-run homer by McCann made it 4-0 in the seventh.
Australia's Nick Kyrgios reacts during his Davis Cup quarter-final match against John Isner of the U.S. at the Pat Rafter Arena, Brisbane April 7, 2017. Sock looked exhausted as he was dispatched by world No.79 Thompson but Courier said he would have no hesitation sending him back into action, having won America's last doubles match alongside Johnson against Switzerland in February.
You always leave yourself a little wiggle room, but I understand what it takes to play football. The franchise leader with 34,183 yards passing and 248 touchdowns, Romo never parlayed his regular-season success into deep playoff runs the way Roger Staubach and Aikman did before him.
The only No. 2 seed to advance to the Elite Eight, the Wildcats (32-5) won their 14th straight game. The UCLA-Kentucky victor faces the victor of North Carolina vs. "We knew it was a tough draw", Steve Alford said. "That's why we won, not because of our scoring". Not because of our scoring. "Everybody tells us to be confident, and when you get the ball, shoot it".
But Friday, his back-nine troubles all seemed to be in his past. He was 10 shots behind leader Charley Hoffman and knew it would be an uphill climb to get back in the mix. Part of Willett's role as reigning champion was to host the "Champions Dinner" last night alongside legends like Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player .
It was ultimately a routine win for Barcelona, who slowed the tempo after scoring their third, mindful of a packed April fixture list that includes the two legs of their Champions League quarter-final with Juventus. Four goals, sponsored by Suarez, Paco, Rakitic and Neimar, Granada responded with only one ball. He missed the win at Granada last weekend through suspension, and began a four-game worldwide suspension before Argentina's World Cup qualifying loss to Bolivia after insulting a ...
I love it to be under those conditions. "I don't have wide shoulders but I can cope with that if it releases our players to play with emotional balance and focusing on the game". "I believe in my players and I'm assessing everything, but I haven't changed my decision about wanting to finish second". "They play collectively and fight for their goals".
The 5-11 Petersburg, Va., native averaged 20.9 points, 5.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds a game for the Big 12 regular season champions while hitting just under 50 percent of his 3-point attempts. "Something like that doesn't happen without great people", said Plum, adding that she ate a few packets of applesauce on the sideline that night. "I felt like most of our shots were rushed and we didn't really get it to the second or third side to where we should've given the defense a chance to break ...
Gonzaga coach Mark Few lavished praise on his team after a pulsating win. They didn't jack up shots hoping to make a miracle come back. The national championship game will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Monday at 9 p.m ET.
Kevin Harvick had no problems handling the new racing surface at Texas Motor Speedway, winning qualifying on Friday afternoon. As a result, Erik Jones, Chase Elliott, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Larson, Chris Buescher, Kasey Kahne, Derrike Cope, Kyle Busch, and Timmy Hill will start at the rear of the field.
But with United scoring a mere 43 goals in the Premier League this season, and only Zlatan Ibrahimovic hitting double figures in the league, Mourinho believes that a "killer" like Chicharito would have added crucial firepower to his team this term.
Coach Steve Kerr said Durant , who scrimmaged in a 5-on-5 situation, has no minute limitations because his knee is fully healed. Prior to him going down on February 28, the Warriors were defeating opponents by an average of 12.5 points. "I know a lot of people may seem like I just go there but I've been here the whole year and we've been playing well the whole season". According to Terez Owens , a source has stated Durant and Warriors sideline reporter Rosalyn Gold-Onwude are an item.
Boston star Isaiah Thomas led the game scoring with 35 points while Jae Crowder had 24. Although listed as questionable before the game with knee and wrist injuries, Hardaway buried a pair of 3-pointers and delivered a vicious dunk during a 12-0 run when the Hawks put it away, shocking a sellout crowd and the Cavs who seem to have much more to worry about than their playoff seeding.
He was one of the main reasons that Gonzaga regrouped after blowing a 14-point second half lead to beat SC 77-73. The surprise team of the Final Four, South Carolina , had another doozy in store upon its arrival: a first half in which it scored almost a point per possession against the nation's best defense, which had held opponents to just 0.84 in four NCAA tournament games, even as the Gamecocks' star scoring force, Sindarius Thornwell, limped to a 1-of-5 start.
Hoffman, who made nine birdies in a brilliant opening round to lead a major for the first time, appeared in control as he birdied the second but he fell apart with a three-hole stretch of bogeys starting at the par-three sixth. McGirt shot a 73 while Fowler still had 11 holes left to play. But then there was a duffed chip and three awful putts that sent Spieth tumbling from the top of the leaderboard , again.
Westbrook missed out would have been a record-breaking triple-double this season because of a woeful shooting night by the Thunder in a 120-99 loss to the Suns. But the Suns ended the quarter on an 18-6 run of their own and restored their lead to 23 points at the end of the quarter at 95-72 on a Derrick Jones Jr.
At the beginning of 2017, if someone had said Roger Federer would go on to win not only the Australian Open, but also the Indian Wells and the Miami Open tournaments - popularly known as the Sunshine Double - we would have probably dismissed it.