After the play, he acknowledged the crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena, which had stood in appreciation. Westbrook gave Zielinski a quick nod. A guard typically doesn't play close to the hoop, but Westbrook has always been a solid rebounder for a guard.
Westbrook sealed his night with a stellar third quarter - six points, five rebounds , five assists , two steals and zero turnovers - assisting on five of the Thunder's six baskets to stretch the lead to 29. Thompson's second 40-point game of the season featured seven three-pointers in 14 attempts. In the fourth quarter, Oklahoma City scored 24 points, and Westbrook scored or assisted on 19 of those.
Nick Kyrgios defeated American John Isner in three tight sets to put Australia up 2-0 in their Davis Cup tie in Brisbane . "We're certainly not happy with the score but we're professionals and we'll be ready to play tomorrow". Kyrgios had the crowd at Pat Rafter Arena in the palm of his hand as he wrestled victory from Isner, who said he felt like he would have beaten most other players in the world with his performance.
Palmer competed in his first Masters in 1955, finishing tied for 10th. "He just kind of started talking and I just listened". Rickie Fowler was third at 5 under while Jordan Spieth, the 2015 Masters victor, headed a group of three who were two strokes back.
But us players we want to go and represent our countries. "So I don't know, somebody [is] going to tell me, 'Don't go, ' I don't care, I just go", Ovechkin said. "For us, the players are always welcome". The lack of presence at the Olympics will not help the cause. Ovechkin said Tuesday he would play at the games anyway, suggesting the National Hockey League was bluffing.
Luis Enrique heaped praise on Suarez after the Uruguayan scored in Barca's 3-0 La Liga win over Sevilla on Wednesday. Enrique pointed out that midfielder Andres Iniesta had some bad luck due to injuries, but "he's back in top form and training fantastically".
Mauricio Pochettino's men remain seven points behind league leaders Chelsea after they produced a stunning comeback to beat Swansea on Wednesday night. A paltry three points earned from four matches means that the pressure they had been exerting on second-placed Tottenham Hotspur has all but abated - the Londoners now a comfortable seven points ahead of Guardiola's men.
Mourinho is aware of United's tradition of promoting young talent and insists he is not averse, as is often suggested, to giving developing players a chance in the first team. "In fact, I've been saying it since probably day one of the season if you want to be truthful, that we had to win". In the 89th minute Ibrahimovic combined with substitute Rashford who beat Pickford with a cross-shot for his first league goal since September.
OR guard Tyler Dorsey, left, fights for a loose ball with North Carolina forward Justin Jackson during the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 1, 2017 , in Glendale, Ariz .
But Ibrahimovic asserted that the coach is over-achieving given the circumstances. "200 percent", Ibrahimovic told the Daily Mail . If we were good enough to be number one, we would be number one in the table. Ibrahimovic put his continued good form down to hard work and compared himself to film character Benjamin Button, who lived his life in reverse. "He likes to look into your eyes and tell you if you're s- or not".
Max Verstappen took third after a fine drive for Red Bull in drying conditions. "In the last 20-odd laps we were just pounding around as fast as we can, exchanging lap times", he said after his 54th victory in F1. The gulf between the top two teams and the rest of the field, however, remained significant. Verstappen in turn to hold off a determined push from Ricciardo that saw the pair vying with one another through corner after corner in the latter stages - again racing that it was ...
The 39-year-old, who made his worldwide debut in 2000 in a one-day global against Sri Lanka, has played 115 Tests and amassed 9,977 runs. One of his major achievements came in the form of leading the Pakistani team to win the 2009 T20 World Cup.
It continued the 24-year-old's fine run of form that has caught the attention of some of the country's biggest clubs, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City understood to have expressed an interest in signing him in recent weeks. "I know Man City started the season wanting to win the title". Allardyce - who also challenged Zaha to aspire to the level of Hazard - added: "It's an absolutely outstanding victory for us, particularly in the position we're in".
Every game will be very tough, from now until the end, also if the team name is Manchester City or a team that is fighting for the relegation zone". That result, coupled with Tottenham's win at Burnley, means the Blues' lead at the top has been cut to seven points, and two of their next three games are against the Manchester clubs.
We know that co-leaders Rose and Garcia will go last. Rose was optimistic about his chances of claiming the coveted green jacket by winning, but was grateful just to be in with a chance. Rose is playing in the final group at the Masters for the second time in three years. He'll play in the penultimate pairing with Rickie Fowler, a top-10 finisher six times in majors but without a championship.
The South Africans have now won six games in a row and hold a commanding 17-point lead in their Africa Conference 1. Toni Pulu's two first half tries for the Chiefs were not enough as the Stormers piled on the pressure in Cape Town. Fullback Damian McKenzie started the move that also involved Lowe and was finished by Pulu in a score that will be hard to beat for inventiveness, skill and daring this season.
Integral to Pochettino and Tottenham's plans, Kane has scored 19 goals in the league this season as Spurs sit second in the standings, seven points adrift of London rivals and leaders Chelsea. He feels good for his recovery. "It's great news for him and for us". Why would it be a gamble to play him? 'We are happy, he's ready, maybe normally after one month out you need to feel the competition.
Valtteri Bottas finished sixth in the other Mercedes, having started third after an error under the safety auto, while Vettel's team-mate Kimi Raikkonen was fifth. "Trying to go around the outside in Turn 1, I got another vehicle, then inside Turn 2, another auto, outside Turn 3 because there was space", said Verstappen, whose father Jos is the only other Dutchman to secure an F1 podium, back in 1994.
Asked whether that meant he would stay at Chelsea next season, Conte replied: 'Yes, for the next season'. The goals are very important for a forward, but I think that he knows that for us, he is an important player if he scores or if he doesn't score.
Sunderland are fighting for their lives at the foot of the table but some of their players already seem to have given up hope of survival and I think United are going to edge this one tomorrow. "But because of the injuries we have no choice but to keep playing them". - Manchester United (@ ManUtd ) April 9, 2017 Five changes to the side that started against Everton on Tuesday, as Romero, Darmian, Shaw, Pogba and Mkhitaryan all come in.
Almost two decades later, the most famous image of Sergio Garcia in a major remains his running, leaping scissor kick after hitting a recovery shot during the final round of the 1999 PGA Championship. "I think it's a really good thing", said Fowler, who birdied all four par 5s in the third round and is at 5-under 211. "Jordan and I could potentially get off to a good start and really push each other and pull the best out of each other".
It's the same deficit he faced after 36 holes in 2011, when he caught fire on Sunday with birdies on his final four holes, the first time that ever happened in Masters history. I was looking for 2 under a side and that's what I got. "I didn't take my medicine", said Spieth , who followed the golf ball he drowned with another that he used to overshoot the green.
Liverpool's first win in six away Premier League matches keeps them in third place, while Stoke are not quite safe despite having 36 points on the board after losing their fourth straight league game. The German also had updates to offer other crucial Reds players who have missed game time recently. A ball on the top uncovered Firmino in behind the Stoke defence and he took the shot early, slamming a stunning volley to the most effective corner and giving Grant no chance.
Senegal global Mane is Liverpool's top scorer this season with 13 Premier League goals and without him the Reds could only manage a home draw with Bournemouth in mid-week action. Klopp's surprise decision to switch to a 3-5-2 formation with a tired Firmino alongside Coutinho, recovering from illness, on the bench de-stabilised his side and handed the initiative to their hosts.
While Kohli is ruled out because of a shoulder injury, de Villiers is nursing a back problem. Meanwhile, in another blow to the franchise, young batsman Sarfaraz Khan has also an injury to his leg at practice on Monday and is likely to miss the entire league.
Warren said: "I think it will be Nicola's first home fight since she was 13 so it will be a bit of a homecoming - it will be a special night and it is part of the process". "You can see a lot more without the head guard. It doesn't affect your vision so much so that's good - I loved it". Though the pair are several weight classes apart, it seemed inevitable that Adams would face comparisons to Ireland's Katie Taylor, who scored the fourth win of her own pro career at the same arena just two ...
April 9. So with the Match 7 all to be played for, both teams will take the field with contrastive mindset but for certain this game will yield some big shots making this clash an exciting encounter. Lynn, on the other hand, with his experience of Big Bash and T-20 cricket from around the world, will surely find a way to counter the toe-crushing yorkers and slower deliveries.
However, four cautions littered the final laps, the last of those sending the race into overtime. "Just great perseverance by our team (after auto damage on the opening lap)", Keselowski said. However, he was spun out by the 48 of Jimmie Johnson just laps later. Denny Hamlin? Martin Truex Jr .? Here's what he said afterwards: "I was staying as calm as I could be, but also frustrated at the same time ".
You have to figure out what the difference is and how to succeed. Granted, this is one of the biggest, most important jobs in football broadcasting. In 2015, he broke his left collarbone that forced him to miss seven games, then rebroke it in his second game back. It's going to be a full-time job for Tony.
Superintendent Jon Williams (centre) joins a vigil held on Westminster Bridge in London, exactly a week since the Westminster terror attack took place. Nurses and doctors from St Thomas' hospital, where numerous injured were treated, joined those on the bridge. The Metropolitan Police has announced that the funeral of PC Keith Palmer will be held at Southwark Cathedral at 2pm on Monday 10 April.
The only message I send them is that we must think Tottenham could win eight games. "It's important we are showing we learnt from last season". However, despite being within five wins of the title, manager Antonio Conte has been forced to deny speculation in Italy he is set to quit the Blues this summer.
While two people on a bike grab the opportunity to take a selfie with Master Blaster (who can blame them?), they are made to promise that they will remember their helmets next time. "Is that a promise.100 percent?" He had requested the two young chaps to wear a helmet while driving. It should be noted that India has a dubious record of having the most road traffic accidents and fatalities in the world, barring China.
He will be joined at the front by Saturday pole-sitter Scott McLaughlin, with Chaz Mostert and Tim Slade in the second row. "I didn't think it was possible after qualifying, but in the dry the thing was a jet", Coulthard, who started sixth, said.
The Warriors never trailed on Tuesday, set the pace by building a 17-point lead at the end of the first quarter and led by as many as 22 points. The reigning two-time NBA MVP then rediscovered his sharpshooting form and has led Golden State's successful run.
If I don't see pressure, I put pressure. After losing to Crystal Palace, we played City and could have dropped points and today we could have dropped points. I think now I can see two teams, Chelsea and Tottenham , in this race. And former Tottenham Hotspur boss Redknapp has been hugely impressed with the 26-year-old along with fellow wing-back Marcos Alonso, who had endured a relatively underwhelming Premier League career prior to the 2016/17 season.
I can understand that you ask again. "I am clear in my mind, it will be soon, don't worry". (Most) Arsenal fans haven't been acting like their team is about to be relegated; they simply want more than another gallant battle for Champions League qualification having been told since 2004 that their team is capable of winning a Premier League.
Tony Watson pitched out of a two-on, one-out jam for his second save in two days. While the Atlanta offense was scarce in NY, the troubles have turned to the pitching and defense in the first two games against Pittsburgh . "Just seeing the guys whack it around a little bit". Foltynewicz, who sparkled down the stretch last fall for the Braves , never really grew comfortable.
With the league sticking to an uninterrupted schedule, Moore said he has the option of running NHL games opposite the Olympics. "I think everybody wants to play there". "At the end of the day, you always think you're going to play". For handing over a talent pool with contracts valued at $3.5 billion, the NHL was seeking something akin to IOC Top Sponsor status which would allow the league to market the Winter Games on its platforms.
Hoffman has been just barely hanging around since his spectacular 65 in Round 1, and he fell two strokes off the pace Saturday with a double bogey on the par-3 16th hole after hitting his tee shot into the water. His Friday 69 allowed him to bounce back from a first-day 75 that had him 10 back of Hoffman. According to Golf Channel stat guru Justin Ray, the only major champion in history to be 10+ back after the first round and win was Harry Vardon at the 1898 Open Championship (11 back).
Conte also talked about Dutch defender Nathan Ake, who played for Bournemouth in the first half of the season before being recalled by Chelsea after impressing with the Cherries. "We started the game very well with great focus". With Chelsea's defeat of Manchester City mid-week, the coast is nearly clear for the Blues as far as the Premier League title is concerned; the question now is which other three teams would join Chelsea in booking a place for next season's UEFA Champions ...
Hamilton and Vettel are now tied for the lead, 43 points apiece, in the drivers' championship after a reverse of the result from the opening Australian GP. The German held on to second at the start of the race, which began on a damp but drying track with all but one auto on intermediates. " Behind the safety auto I was trying generate as much tyre temperature as I could".
But really, it starts on the back nine on Sunday . "My best score round here is 65 and I'm going to need something like that if not lower to have a chance tomorrow", McIlroy said on Saturday night. In start contrast to the flashy 28-year-old Fowler is 57-year-old Couples, the 1992 green jacket victor who has been a perennial challenger at the Masters since becoming eligible for the Champions Tour.
But it was the triple champion's first this season and returned Mercedes to the top of the podium after Vettel won last month's season-opening race for a resurgent Ferrari. Vettel made two brilliant passes of the Red Bull cars - bumping wheels slightly with Ricciardo - but couldn't close the gap with Hamilton in the end.
And that's only the start. Jordan Spieth, the 2015 victor who was the 54-hole leader each of the past three years, will start Sunday two shots behind the leaders , getting himself into contention with a 4-under 68. "It's going to be a good time, and I think if the pairings work out properly, it will be Jordan and I going out and having some fun". Now, he'll have to make up some ground on Sunday to capture a green jacket and his first major title.
Saint Are was placed in the race again for Tom George in third, with Blaklion, who appeared to be going great guns before tiring on the run-in, fourth and Gas Line Boy fifth. It's been an absolutely unbelievable day. "I just can't believe we've won the Grand National - it's fantastic". One For Arthur made significant progress with two left to jump before landing level with leader Blaklion at the second to last fence.
The distance of approximately 500 miles between them was keenly felt, too, as the Davis Cup team he would have been part of, had the wish to protect an injured elbow not prevailed, lost the first two singles rubbers in a quarterfinal against France at the Kindarena Friday.
The American gathered herself and actually birdied the 13th. This was Ryu's fourth LPGA victory and her second major following the 2011 U.S. Women's Open title. But you know what, I fought hard coming in, and I didn't give up. On top of that, consequently, another 2-stroke penalty was tacked on for signing an incorrect scorecard after her Saturday round for not accounting for the assessed 2-stroke penalty.
And Rickie Fowler, who will "be all up for it tomorrow". Sergio's going to have a great opportunity. "There's wonderful storylines", Rose said. There are wonderful story lines in a major championship. Spieth , who lost the chance of a second-straight green jacket in a blink of an eye a year ago, is looking ominous after carding birdies at the sixth, eighth and ninth holes.
However, they were nearly a goal down in the first minute. Adam Smith's freaky own goal floored Bournemouth from the off, though Joshua King did fire his 13th league goal of the season, albeit via a deflection. Victor Moses missed the last two matches but is in contention following a toe injury. However, he contributed to Chelsea's third goal when he was fouled 22 yards out by Steve Cook.
When he stepped on the scale the second time , Cormier had his hands on the top of the towel and seemed to be pushing down ever so subtly - which could have the effect of lifting him, just fractionally enough, off the scale. "He has so much to offer the sport of mixed martial arts". He's not going to get it, but he keeps pressing DC into the fence. Katlyn Chookagian defeated Irene Aldana by split decision in a women's bantamweight fight.