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Author: 0 Thunder vs Rockets Set for First Round

You've done spectacular things all season showing people facets of your game they didn't realize you had - like Magic Johnson-style ball distribution. Instead, Harden complained about touches after taking only six shots in Game 1 of the 2012 NBA Finals and OKC's chemistry was fractured. That's the way basketball has been debated for decades - through the eyes and then the box score - and while advanced analytics have made tremendous inroads into the league over the last few years (Stephen ...

Author: 0 Harper has 4 hits, 3 RBIs as Nationals rout Cardinals 14

St. Louis Cardinals Randal Grichuk (15) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington , Tuesday, April 11, 2017. "He's so risky right now". Lance Lynn gave up three homers and walked four batters in allowing four runs over five frames versus the Nationals on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Police investigating 'in all directions' in Dortmund blasts

The newspaper, quoting security sources, said detectives were looking into the possibility that Tuesday night's attack may have been carried out by Islamist militants. "In a crisis situation like this, Borussia pulls together", he added. A recent clampdown led to stadium bans, which then resulted to death threats in February for one manager, he says.

Author: 0 Germany: Pregame blasts rock soccer team bus; player injured

Police said they were working on the assumption that the blasts were directed at the Dortmund team and caused by "serious explosive devices", which may have been hidden in a hedge near a auto park. We must play in under 24 hours. Borussia Dortmund's managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke said: "The whole team is in a state of shock". Club president Reinhard Rauball said: "Of course this is an extremely hard situation for the players".

Sport Sergio Garcia slays his major demons with triumph at the Masters
Author: 0 Sergio Garcia slays his major demons with triumph at the Masters

That is not to say 37-year-old Garcia will fail to add to his first major win, but the best players are too evenly matched in the post-Tiger Woods era to realistically expect him to suddenly run up his major tally in his late 30s. "But you know, I was like, well, if that's what is supposed to happen, let it happen". Westwood has 42 professional wins, including 23 on the European Tour, but can't get over the hump in majors.

Author: 0 Roger Federer to take eight-week break until French Open

But Federer was not to be denied ultimately, broke Nadal and served it out to secure his third title of 2017. The first set was remarkable in how many break points both players saved. "I will probably stay on hard courts. and get on the clay two weeks before the French, that's the plan for now and hopefully I will play the French and we will see how the build-up is going to go and for me that's essentially when the season really starts".

Sport Celtics take control of their destiny courtesy of the Heat
Author: 0 Celtics take control of their destiny courtesy of the Heat

The Hawks outscored Cleveland 44-18 in the fourth quarter and clinched the 35th winning season in franchise history by closing the game on a 14-6 run in overtime. But Miami rallied for its 29th win in the last 40 games. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were both rested for that game but both could suit up tonight.

Sport Kevin Durant practices, set to play Saturday in return
Author: 0 Kevin Durant practices, set to play Saturday in return

Durant drives to the hoop in the Warriors' victory over the New Orleans Pelicans . Golden State plays the Utah Jazz on Monday and the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. The beginning seemed to presage some deference, as Curry passed up an open 3-pointer to assist Durant on a midrange shot. "He's been getting grumpy the last week or so".

Author: 0 Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks - 4/12/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The Pacers need a win over the Atlanta Hawks, who've already locked up a spot in the playoffs, while the Heat must beat the tough but dilapidated Wizards , and have either the Bulls or Pacers lose. Miami escaped a total disaster on Monday evening as they trailed Cleveland for most of the game but were able to get the win in overtime. For an organization that won six titles in the 1990s, it can't be only about making the playoffs - even after missing them last season for the first time ...

Sport Redskins will begin their preseason against Ravens in Baltimore
Author: 0 Redskins will begin their preseason against Ravens in Baltimore

The Bengals' last preseason matchup with the Redskins was in 2006. No exact times were announced, but when the games happen, you'll be able to hear them on WBAL NewsRadio 1090. The game against Washington is a rematch of last year's regular-season tie in London when Lewis and former Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden met for the first time as head coaches.

Author: 0 Infantino, Ceferin condemn alleged attack on Borussia Dortmund team bus

Dortmund said the injured player was Spanish defender Marc Bartra and that he is now in hospital. "We left the hotel at 7:15pm and just went down the street", Burki explained to German website Blick . A statement from the local police has confirmed the incident occurred as the team set off from their hotel for the first leg of their tie at Signal Iduna Park.

Author: 0 Blasts hit Borussia Dortmund football team's bus, player hurt

Spanish global Javi Martinez, who plays for Bayern, hoped Bartra would be fit to play on Wednesday, when the quarter-final has been rescheduled for 6.45pm (1645 GMT). Dortmund CEO Hans Joachim Watzke confirmed the incident and said the team was "in a state of shock". Fligge said that with Dortmund scheduled to play Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Saturday, before next Wednesday's return leg at Monaco, there was no alternative but to reschedule the first leg for Wednesday.

Sport Jurgen Klopp stance on Mamadou Sakho continues to split Liverpool fans
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp stance on Mamadou Sakho continues to split Liverpool fans

Admitting his mistakes, Sakho did say that he's not sure what his future holds, and that it remains up to Klopp. "If I have to wear the Liverpool shirt again, I'll do so with pleasure". Interest over whether or not Sakho will return to the leaky Liverpool defence has only been further intensified by his performances on loan with the Eagles.

Author: 0 Cavaliers will waive Larry Sanders and sign center Edy Tavares

Charania reported the Cavaliers plan to sign free-agent center Edy Tavares to a multi-year deal Wednesday to fill Sanders' spot on the roster. In 48 appearances with Raptors 905 of the D-League, Tavares averaged 10.6 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game before linking up with the Cavs.

Sport I'm getting better with age, brags Ibrahimovic
Author: 0 I'm getting better with age, brags Ibrahimovic

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho finally issued some unqualified praise for Luke Shaw, as the England defender contributed substantially to a win which heaps pressure on Arsenal ahead of the North London club's match at Crystal Palace on Monday night.

Author: 0 Bucks brush past Hornets for 89-79 win

This is just the beginning. "I wouldn't say it's any more important this year than it was in years past, but as time goes on we have more in our arsenal to help drive viewership". Both worked out Friday and Saturday, and Kidd hopes they can return Monday against Charlotte . The Hornets led for much of the first three quarters despite being without leading scorer Kemba Walker because of a hyperextended left knee.

Sport Stars align for Garcia Masters win
Author: 0 Stars align for Garcia Masters win

Garcia managed to save par with a 7-foot putt, Rose missed a 5-foot birdie try, and Garcia wiped out the deficit over the next two holes. The green jacket symbolizing Masters supremacy once seemed like the last major prize Garcia would contend for, having called the Augusta National layout silly and insane and suffered heartbreaking near-misses over two decades of trying.

Sport Everton 4-2 Leicester
Author: 0 Everton 4-2 Leicester

He opted to make five changes to the Foxes side no doubt with one eye on Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first-leg trip to Atletico Madrid. The home side probed and eventually got their equaliser when Ross Barkley's cross from the right was headed home emphatically by Romelu Lukaku .

Author: 0 Bayern sweat on striker for Real challenge

The last time Real Madrid met Bayern Munich in a long and storied rivalry three years ago, Zinedine Zidane and Carlo Ancelotti sat side-by-side celebrating one of their finest European nights. We are all looking forward to these games. "We have to wait but this doesn't change our idea of the game, our strategy and the confidence we have for this game".

Author: 0 Explosion hits German football team's bus

She declined to provide any details about the contents of the letter. The case is being investigated as attempted homicide, Luecke said . The Borussia Dortmund team Twitter account was one of many that posted a hashtag to let Monaco fans know where they could stay for the night.

Author: 0 BVB team bus hit by explosions in Dortmund

Police said in a statement they were working on the assumption that the blasts ahead of the team's match against Monaco were caused by "serious explosive devices", which may have been hidden in a hedge near a auto park. Watzke said police told him that devices were hidden near the exit of the hotel and detonated as the bus passed. The police said the incident happened on Wittbraeucker Strasse, around 10 kilometres (six miles) from the Dortmund stadium Signal Iduna Park.

Sport Xavier, former Park Tudor player Bluiett arrested on drug charge
Author: 0 Xavier, former Park Tudor player Bluiett arrested on drug charge

A statement from the Carmel Police Department said Bluiett was stopped for allegedly driving 75 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone and failing to signal a lane change. Bluiett was Xavier's leading scorer last season, averaging 18.5 point a game. Bluiett said he wouldn't hire an agent, leaving open the possibility he would return to Xavier.

Sport Monaco fans chant in support of Dortmund in stadium
Author: 0 Monaco fans chant in support of Dortmund in stadium

Dortmund confirmed that defender Bartra was injured in an explosion and is now in hospital recovering. Goalkeeper Roman Burki was sitting at the back of the team bus alongside Bartra, and told Swiss newspaper website blick.ch how events unfolded.

Sport QB Chad Kelly has surgery on wrist, can't throw for 3 months
Author: 0 QB Chad Kelly has surgery on wrist, can't throw for 3 months

Kelly is expected to make a full recovery and be back before training camp. He then cut his pro day workout at Ole Miss on April 3 short after about a dozen passes, saying he had aggravated a wrist injury suffered the week before. Once thought to be one of the best quarterback prospects in this year's draft, Kelly's now projected as a seventh-round pick by CBS Sports. In January 2015, he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct as part of an agreement stemming from a fight with two nightclub ...

Sport Lexus reveals LS F Sport at New York Show
Author: 0 Lexus reveals LS F Sport at New York Show

Two new colours - shades of blue and white - are exclusive to the F Sport, too. That apparently took five months for the computer-aided design team to figure out, given its 7,100 individual surfaces that had to be adjusted so the interplay of light was just so.

Sport Hamilton powers to victory in Chinese GP
Author: 0 Hamilton powers to victory in Chinese GP

Whether it be Sebastian Vettel's fine overtake of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and then of his Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, or action further down the pecking order - such as Hulkenberg and Romain Grosjean's squabbling - there was plenty to get excited about.

Sport As Usual, Giants And Patriots Meet In Another Exhibition Game Next Summer
Author: 0 As Usual, Giants And Patriots Meet In Another Exhibition Game Next Summer

It will be the third time in five years the teams will meet in the preseason, and the second time in a row in New Jersey. The exact dates for the games have yet to be released. The preseason finale against the Chiefs, of course, will revive memories from a year ago, when kicker Ryan Succop booted a game-winning field goal from 53 yards as time expired in Tennessee's win.

Sport Panthers reinstate Tallon as GM, remove Rowe as coach
Author: 0 Panthers reinstate Tallon as GM, remove Rowe as coach

Panthers President and CEO Matt Caldwell insisted that Rowe should not take all the blame for the lost season. Rowe became general manager last May, part of a front-office reshuffling. "We've got great fans". But the results didn't change all that much, with a 24-27-10 record under Rowe, and the Panthers finished well out of the playoffs after winning the Atlantic Division a year ago.

Sport Canucks fire Desjardins after missing postseason again
Author: 0 Canucks fire Desjardins after missing postseason again

He leaves after three seasons and a record of 109-110-27. They added a fourth straight win to start the season, but then collapsed with a nine-game losing streak (0-8-1). Vancouver was already in the process of dismantling its aging core when Desjardins took over. The Canucks made the playoffs in his first season, finished 28th last season and lost their last eight games this season.

Sport Pacers' Paul George, 76ers' Gerald Henderson ejected following elbow
Author: 0 Pacers' Paul George, 76ers' Gerald Henderson ejected following elbow

And then throw an elbow at my neck, I get another tech for nothing. "S-- officiating job", said George. Rumors have heavily linked George, a native of Los Angeles, to his hometown Lakers should he leave Indiana. The Pacers held a 64-54 halftime lead, but the Sixers continued their run early in the second half, closing the gap to 66-61 on Luwawu-Cabarrot's jumper with 9:52 left in the third quarter.

Sport David Moyes: We're close to desperation at Sunderland
Author: 0 David Moyes: We're close to desperation at Sunderland

Last summer, while in France covering Euro 2016, Oatley hit back at a Twitter user who suggested she should be "at home cooking tea rather than presenting football", by saying she was a "bit busy doing my dream job". "You could argue that David Moyes was just being realistic (already talking about possible relegation when first taking the Sunderland job)". SUNDERLAND may be rock bottom of the Premier League - but their players still take home insane wages, according to Football Manager 2017.

Author: 0 Cavs waste 26-point lead, fall to Hawks in overtime

After losing to the lowly Brooklyn Nets over the weekend, the Bulls bounced back with a huge 47-point win over the Orlando Magic (Monday) in order to setup a win or go home scenario Wednesday night. The Cavs' loss dropped them a game behind Boston in the race for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Kevin Love added 25 with 10 rebounds before he fouled out with 34 seconds left in overtime.

Sport Lawson brothers Dedric, KJ leaving Memphis for Kansas
Author: 0 Lawson brothers Dedric, KJ leaving Memphis for Kansas

The former Memphis standouts will sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules. An April 5 statement announcing the duo's intention to transfer from Memphis listed the desire to "do what is best for our future, our dreams, and our family" among reasoning for their decision.

Sport Garcia wins first major in dramatic playoff
Author: 0 Garcia wins first major in dramatic playoff

Garcia took his emotional, long-sought triumph over England's Rose, the 2016 Rio Olympic champion and 2013 US Open victor, after they finished deadlocked on nine-under par 279 for 72 holes at Augusta National. I have an fantastic life. "I loved it out there". Before I won at Merion (in 2013) I said "you're going to win majors and you're going to lose majors, but you've got to be willing to lose them".

Sport Spieth will need resilience again to win Masters
Author: 0 Spieth will need resilience again to win Masters

PAST CHAMPS HOVERING: Justin Rose and Jordan Spieth aren't the only past Masters winners hanging close to the top. "It was going to be try and hang on and make sure you didn't play yourself out of the tournament with scoring conditions coming this weekend", Fowler said.

Sport Justin Rose hails Masters battle with Sergio Garcia
Author: 0 Justin Rose hails Masters battle with Sergio Garcia

It was worth the wait. Rose was one over for the day after seven holes, but birdied the eighth and picked up five more shots in the last seven holes in a back nine of 31. Garcia has never captured one of golf's biggest events. That's because Jack Nicklaus went on to become the oldest Masters champion at the age of 46, aided by "that" putt at the 17th, and two years later we saw Sandy Lyle become the first British victor with his incredible fairway bunker shot and double-breaking putt at ...

Sport US, Canada, Mexico ask FIFA for faster World Cup bid process
Author: 0 US, Canada, Mexico ask FIFA for faster World Cup bid process

If that sounds a somewhat lopsided arrangement, Gulati hinted that both Mexico - which has staged the finals twice - and Canada would ideally have liked more of the pie. Mexico hosted the 1970 and 1986 World Cups while the 1994 tournament was held in the US and remains the most highly attended World Cup ever. Meaning that this bid's biggest challengers would come from Africa or South America.

Sport Yankees extend reign as MLB's most valuable team
Author: 0 Yankees extend reign as MLB's most valuable team

The Yankees' estimated value was up 9 percent over past year, and the Mets were up 21 percent. Overall, the average MLB team is now worth $1.54 billion, a 19% increase over past year based largely on increased television revenue and the mushrooming value of Major League Baseball Advanced Media, which is the league's innovative tech division that both streams content online and creates cutting-edge statistical collection methods.

Sport Indian news anchor learns of her husband's death live on air
Author: 0 Indian news anchor learns of her husband's death live on air

Supreet Kaur was reading the morning news bulletin for India's IBC24 channel in Chhattisgarh state on Saturday when a reporter called in a story about a fatal road crash. Once her segment ended, she broke down into tears, the Hindustan Times reported. The Chief Minister of the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh commended and offered his condolences to Kaur via Twitter , stating "Salute Supreet's strength in dealing with her husband's demise with extraordinary bravery & professionalism".

Sport Photos, videos and reports from the Tar Heels' season
Author: 0 Photos, videos and reports from the Tar Heels' season

One year ago, Tar Heels fans were frustrated. The Daily Tar Heel ran out of newspapers Tuesday. A team from the west coast has not won the tournament since the University of Arizona in 1997, while a team from Gonzaga's West Coast Conference has not won it all since the University of San Francisco triumphed with back-to-back titles in 1955 and 1956.

Author: 0 Leicester must rebound from Everton loss - Chilwell

In case your first in play bet loses, they'll refund the stake in full up to the worth of your greatest pre-match wager (maximum £50). "We will just look forward to Wednesday now". Griezmann has been in spectacular form this season and has netted in 32 goals this season. The team won six straight games under replacement coach Craig Shakespeare until a 4-2 loss at Everton on Sunday, when several regular starters were rested.

Sport Sergio Garcia celebrates Masters victory he thought would never come
Author: 0 Sergio Garcia celebrates Masters victory he thought would never come

Both played excellent iron shots to the par-three 16th hole. As soon as the putt slipped past the cup on the first playoff hole, Justin Rose knew it was over. "I t's going to sting for sure", the 36-year-old said. "I have so many people who care for me and love me and support me". Garcia's legion of fans around the world surely feared another nightmare ending, but this time there was a happy ending for the Spaniard.

Author: 0 Arsenal fans at it again after Palace mauling

Not only because it means the Gunners drop points but because of ArsenalFanTV. Arsenal , who have finished in the top four in 20 consecutive seasons, have 54 points from 30 games - seven points and two positions behind fourth-placed Manchester City, who have played a game more.

Author: 0 Maple Leafs drop finale, will face Capitals in first round

With Frederik Andersen knocked out of the game, Curtis McElhinney made a game-saving toe stop on Sidney Crosby in the final minute - one of several huge saves after coming in cold in the second period. Luckily for fans, they won't have to wait much longer to find out exactly which team that will be. For us, we have surpassed some outside expectations, so it's a little bit of a different dynamic for each team.

Sport Filipe Luis: Griezmann Will Stay At Atletico
Author: 0 Filipe Luis: Griezmann Will Stay At Atletico

The forward, who has netted 15 goals in La Liga this season, has also been linked to Chelsea and Real Madrid, but if he pens a new deal with Atletico then he will be tied down to the club until 2023. "Week in, week out he gets better". "As I often say, I am here". But Mourinho - and indeed Man United fans - will be encouraged by the Frenchman's adamance that, if he were to leave Atletico, he would not choose Madrid as his next destination.

Sport Aboriginal Australian rules players demand end to racial abuse
Author: 0 Aboriginal Australian rules players demand end to racial abuse

The online rant also went on to say the AFL star should be given 'a huge banana to stick up his a**'. Speaking to Seven News, the 31-year-old supporter at first defended her language, saying it stemmed from a dislike of Crows players and wasn't meant to be racist.

Sport Verstappen 'never expected' podium from 16th on grid
Author: 0 Verstappen 'never expected' podium from 16th on grid

For more onboard videos from Shanghai, including several unseen angles, stay tuned to Formula1.com on Tuesday. Last year Red Bull finished the Melbourne opener 24 seconds off the lead and was a clear third in the pecking order, only to win the Spanish Grand Prix and overhaul Ferrari before the summer break.

Author: 0 Spieth has 'a chip and a chair' in Masters pursuit

The gold medalist in Rio and the man who has had to wait so long to be king are tied at the top of the leader board going into the final day at Augusta National Golf Club. "I think that the key to the strong finish was the patience that I showed on the front nine", he said. "Anything can happen on a Sunday at Augusta", said early finisher Jason Day, who had 69 but is nine shots off the lead.

Sport Iran warns against further United States strike on Syria
Author: 0 Iran warns against further United States strike on Syria

Iran, which has provided crucial military and political support to Assad, meanwhile called for a fact-finding mission to determine what caused the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun. strike on Syria is meant to remedy the terrorists' failures". The attack, Rouhani said, was unlike anything the United States had done in the Arab country.

Author: 0 Smith showed his class by swiftly switching formats: Ganguly

Then Maxwell came and ran away with the match with some brutal hitting. They would be hoping their bold decision of making Glenn Maxwell the captain, ahead of established names like Eoin Morgan, pays off. After Sunrisers Hyderabad's Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra and Shikhar Dhawan showed their dancing skills, which was posted on Instagram , former Rising Pune Supergiant skipper MS Dhoni also showed his grooving abilities, and uploaded the video on the same platform.