Plus, the Cavaliers will be no worse than the No. 2 seed, meaning they'll still have home-court advantage for the first two rounds, and could have it in the Eastern Conference Finals if the Celtics fail to advance, which is a realistic possibility.
Spanish global Marc Bartra was injured after three blasts hit the Borussia Dortmund team bus as it headed to the Champions League game against AS Monaco. Police in Dortmund after the blasts near the BVB team bus. They said a fourth, undetonated device had also been found near the team hotel. Dortmund's press spokesman said the 26-year-old had broken the radius bone in his right wrist.
From what I understand, it's going to blow 25-30 miles per hour at times this week, with gusts perhaps up to 40, which I don't know will be enough to move balls on the greens or not. Johnson is joined by several other of the sport's top names, including Jordan Spieth and his third-best odds. If the storybook is ready, Spieth wins this weekend.
Brantley could only watch and cheer for his teammates last October during their postseason run after undergoing two surgeries on his right shoulder. He said the police have even welcomed him home after road trips and congratulated him on good games. "They have a good bullpen over there - [Andrew] Miller, [Bryan] Shaw, [Cody] Allen at the end - and I felt like we did a good job of hanging in there as long as we possibly could".
Ancelotti's approach is appreciated by Bayern bosses, happy to have a calming influence at a club previously known as FC Hollywood for the slew of tabloid stories it used to provide. The expensively assembled trio have frequently been blamed by the Spanish media for Real's unconvincing attacking displays this season, however, with the team relying on other parts of the team, not least defender Sergio Ramos, for goals.
He had been expected to miss the remainder of the regular season when he sprained his right elbow on March 15. "One thing we were doing with Brook (Lopez) in the post, he would dribble and we would double and rotate", said Wade, who scored 14 points with seven rebounds but had five turnovers in 25 minutes.
Mesut Ozil opened the scoring at the Emirates Stadium, before Walcott and substitute Olivier Giroud wrapped up the comfortable victory for Arsene Wenger's men. With Cresswell doubtful, Arthur Masuaku is set to play at left back. Ozil has only played sparingly since Arsenal's 5-1 loss at Bayern Munich in the Champions League because of illness and injury, and had looked far from his best in Arsenal's previous two games.
It's easy to play for him. Kyrgios lost a quarter-final to the big-serving Querrey five weeks ago in Acapulco , Mexico and the Americans obviously believe his game style could disrupt the Australian No.1. He embraced his captain and his team upon victory, later talking about the relief in an expansive press conference that would have pleased even his harshest critic.
The NHL-leading Washington Capitals face the Toronto Maple Leafs and the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins have home-ice advantage against the rival Columbus Blue Jackets on the Metropolitan Division side. Gardiner was manning those duties alongside Zaitsev for the final month of the regular season, replacing Rielly. It's one of the few times in the 26-year-old's career that he's been tasked with handling top lines and he describes Zaitsev's "elite" defensive ability ...
The average of a triple-double for the season was locked. He will be the second player in history to average a triple-double in a season, after Robertson. Oklahoma City finished the quarter on a 15-9 run, but the Nuggets held a 53-52 lead at the half. Still trailing by 14 (99-85) with 5:56 left in the game, OKC began to chip away at the deficit.
I still challenge the umpire and still say what I think. Steve Johnson, left, and Jack Sock of the USA react during the doubles match against Australia's Sam Groth and John Peers at the Davis Cup World Group Quarterfinal in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, April 8, 2017.
I've managed over 1,000 games and we are not used to this, it's a big worry. When asked about the unrest with the fans he responded, after grimacing at the mere mention: "You can understand that our fans are very unhappy. Gold has also rubbished claims that the players have stopped performing their manager, insisting that Wenger is the man to steady the ship. With seven points up to Manchester City in fourth place, Arsenal are in serious risk of finishing out of the Top 4 for the first ...
But Koehler said investigators were still evaluating the credibility of the note. The police are treating it as a case of terrorism. UEFA said "security procedures will be enhanced accordingly wherever needed". Borussia Dortmund president Reinhard Rauball said he was confident that the team would rise to the occasion for Wednesday's match despite the experience.
But President Trump in an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday said he thinks Rice committed a crime. John Culhane, a professor at Widener University Delaware Law School, said he thought Rice could have a credible libel lawsuit against Trump.
That and the Cavs had been mired in a slump entering the game, having gone 7-10 for the month of March. The Sixers arrived in Cleveland the same day the Cavaliers would lose their third straight game and fifth out of their last seven. "We're family", he said . For stretches, even LeBron pushed himself to the unfathomable limits of his endurance, an aging prizefighter looking to slice enough points off his younger opponent, while George tried to buzz James's tower with his athleticism and ...
Coutinho equalised with 20 minutes remaining when he shot through a crowded penalty area, and three minutes later, Firmino's superb lob put Liverpool ahead. I felt he was lucky that not more happened but we are close enough to the end of the season that it will be pretty much impossible to play again this season.
It is understood the chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq was keen for both to retire after the West Indies tour, allowing them a proper farewell and a chance for Younis to get to 10,000. "It will be tough to replace players like Younis and Misbah, so Pakistan will have to work hard in Tests without them". The batsman was named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year along side Misbah earlier this week, after bagging a double-century during Pakistan 2-2 drawn test series in England ...
Kroos, who represented Bayern from 2007-2014, asserted that the two-legged home quarter-final tie against the reigning German champions will be like a final. ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI has been ruled out of Bayern's Champions League clash with Real Madrid . "I haven't talked with the [Madrid] players", Ancelotti added.
With Mane out injured, Firmino is expected to be shifted onto to the right while Coutinho is likely to start on the left and Origi will nearly certainly get the nod upfront. "It wasn't a great football game for both sides", Klopp continued . "Today you could feel it immediately in the dressing room", he said . "Of course we have to prove it next week and the next week - that's how it is".
Ruled out for the regular season, it seemed at that point that the team wouldn't qualify for the NBA Playoffs. "Is it deflating? No, because we're still in it man, All we gotta do is win, and we're right there". "We'll see how it goes tomorrow". It's no secret that rebounding has been an issue for them all season (41.9 per game, 27 in the league) and if they aren't able to limit Chicago on the glass, they could find themselves in trouble.
The only other mystery for the Maple Leafs is the status of their starting goaltender Frederik Andersen , who left the game Saturday early in the second period after being knocked to the ice by Tom Sestito. Toronto's resurgence started the same way as Washington's more than a decade ago. Anders Lee scored two of the four goals for NY while Nick Leddy assisted on both of his goals.
Kohli, who was sidelined for at least the first week of IPL due to a shoulder injury, is all set to return to the field when RCB host the Rohit Sharma-led side at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in the day game of Friday's double header. "But it is frustrating that you can't play because of injury on just one part of your body", he added. Anushka Sharma met the injured Virat Kohli and the two are known have spent some quality time together.
If Jordan Spieth appears older than his 23 years, it is not simply a reflection of his receding hairline. It was an emotional win for Garcia , coming on what would have been the 60th birthday of former Spanish legendary golfer - and two-time Masters champion - Seve Ballesteros.
Providing both sides win their two league games before then, victory for Spurs would extend their gap to 17 points with only five games left to play for Arsenal . His probable desire to leave Arsenal is not just because he wants a pay rise but Sanchez may not win any trophy if Wenger continues to man the managerial helms of the club.
Dortmund defender Marc Bartra was taken to hospital and underwent surgery on a broken wrist following the explosion. Dortmund police said that "three explosive charges had detonated" at Hoechsten outside the city at about 19:00 local time.
Perez then dropped a ideal bunt up the first base line, and the Rangers could only watch, hoping it would go foul. The Rangers led 5-0 through six innings. They overcame another 5-run deficit to defeat the Texas Rangers 6-5 in 10 innings. He originally injured the calf March 27 and has yet to make his 2017 debut.
In the days after the Khan Sheikhoun attack, Turkey provided the Syrian Civil Defense search and rescue outfit with 50 protective kits for responding to chemical attacks, and trained them in their use, Anadolu said. "He is poisoning the innocent people of Syria with weapons that were banned 100 years ago". "It is clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end", he said.
Asked whether the last time the two teams met - a fixture that ended with a 4-0 win for Los Blancos - would play on the mind of his team-mates, Robben continued to be optimistic. "Not for 90 minutes like they did under Guardiola, they will step back a bit, but here at home they are going to pressure us a lot and have a lot of possession, of course".
After averaging 21:18 in his first 11 National Hockey League seasons, Ovechkin played 18:22 and ramped that up over the course of the year. Toronto staggered in the final week with three losses in four games ... Meanwhile, the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins (+350) open the postseason with a tough matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets (+500).
Fans of Dortmund are seen prior to the DFB Cup final match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Muenchen at Olympic Stadium on May 12, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The match has been rescheduled for Wednesday, with a 17:45 BST kick-off. European soccer's governing body, UEFA, said there had been no specific intelligence regarding any threat to any of Wednesday's Champions League fixtures, which also include a match in Spain between Atletico Madrid and England's Leicester City .
While he's not my favorite QB prospect, Trubisky would be a nice fit with Hue Jackson, and I think he makes a lot of sense for what the Browns would like to do in their scheme. The implication is that the Browns may be gun-shy about the possibility of passing on another potential franchise quarterback. In what is referred to as the "silly season" in the National Football League, teams are also prone to floating smokescreens to drive up the value of draft picks.
At nine shots back, Day would have to equal the greatest final-round comeback in Masters history - achieved by Jack Burke in 1956 - if he was to win a maiden Masters title. Although it certainly was not the fastest two-ball ever, and with Day often criticised for his slow play, with the duo taking three hours and 50 minutes and slightly longer than the last occasion Day recalled he was first out on his lonesome in a tournament.
Put simply, the Chicago Bulls haven't lived up to expectation this season, but the team owns the 7 seed in the East with just a handful of days left on the National Basketball Association calendar. The Nets, meanwhile, had won six of their last 10 games heading into their early evening game. Chicago is in a dogfight for a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.
Carlo Ancelotti's squad disposed of Arsenal by a 10-2 aggregate and seem to have another domestic title sewed up with six wins in their last seven Bundesliga matches . "I consider Bale to be close to being on top form". Both are expected to miss around a month of football action. Come Wednesday, the former colleagues will face off in the first of two contests to determine which will guide his team to Europe's final four.
That much seemed evident after their exciting 4-3 win over the Cubs. The twins even convinced their sister, Cathy Ferguson, a White Sox fan, to wear a Cubs shirt for their night game against the St. "No contemporary starter digs that idea". Then Adrian Gonzalez smacked a single up the middle of the diamond and I was dropped back into the gloom and doom that resided in so many Cubs fans.
Posey will be re-evaluated before a game against Arizona, but San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said the catcher is "doing good" following the scary moment. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth, Matt Moore tapped a dribbler that was fielded by Walker. "He's doing good. He's doing fine ", manager Bruce Bochy said.
Perhaps what is more intriguing is that Gil reports " Neymar was isolated this time from the rest of players, very affected by his expulsion, in a painful return journey". Currently, Barcelona are three points off league leaders Real Madrid , who have a game in hand. That means he will not play in " El Clasico " against Real Madrid , which takes place on April 23.
I still have a good feel for everything. Making his first big league appearance in three years, the 26-year-old right-hander started strongly and was given a lead when Curtis Granderson singled in a run in the first against Wei-Yin Chen. A two-run homer from Nick Franklin tied the game at 4 but the Cubs plated a pair in the fifth against Jhan Marinez (0-2) to go back in front. "I don't worry about it because I know I'm smart enough to work around that and the velocity's still good enough ...
The 2017 season continues this weekend with the Bahrain Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton has described his clash with Sebastian Vettel for the F1 2017 Drivers' Championship as the "ultimate fight" he has faced in Formula 1. " Ferrari are at their best in years, maybe in a decade". "On a track and in conditions which were very different from those we had in Melbourne, we proved that we have a strong auto", Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene said.
It was worth the wait. Rose, meanwhile, had to settle for a par on No. 13, missing a 6-footer for birdie . Ballesteros, who died in 2011 at age 54 of brain cancer, and Jose Maria Olazabal each won the Masters champion green jacket twice and were the event's only Spanish champions until Garcia's breakthrough.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen produced a magnificent, typically daring drive to work his way from the back of the grid at the start to finish third ahead of Daniel Ricciardo in a gripping battle. Vettel agrees with Hamilton that the silver and red cars are closely matched. Raikkonen's podium hopes in China were not helped by Ferrari's decision to leave him out longer than was ideal before his second stop, which left him behind the Red Bulls in the final stint.
The Dortmund police added there is no indication the people in the stadium were in danger. Bartra was the only Dortmund player to need hospital-care after the attack, as he suffered a broken radius in his right wrist. We did not know if had already ended. His arm was reportedly slightly injured by the broken glass. Club president Reinhard Rauball said: "Of course this is an extremely hard situation for the players".
We have to improve, learn from these mistakes, analyse the game carefully and realise where we went wrong. We know that we need a positive result in the second leg and need to keep a clean sheet, because it's tough out there, tough - we all saw it [against PSG].
This season has been one problem after another for Noah. The shoulder injury is the latest health setback for Noah this season, his first with the Knicks. He was set to serve the suspension for the final eight games of this season and then the first 12 next season. He appeared in 46 this season for the Knicks, and averaged 5.0 points and 8.7 rebounds, and hasn't played since February 4.
Former Sunderland winger Kieran Richardson has joined Granada on trial , on Tony Adams' first full day as the club's head coach. Arsenal legend Tony Adams is enthusiastic about shaking things up at his new club Granada, as he aims to keep them in La Liga.
The Greek Freak was all over this one, notching his third triple-double of the season with 10 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. ABOUT THE BULLS (40-41): Consistency is something Chicago has lacked all season, and All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler is hoping the whole team realizes the magnitude of Wednesday's contest.
I thought we could have played much better than we did but it was clear bringing them on for half-an-hour made sense and they could decide the game. The manager decided because I was not 100% but I wanted to play. Firmino could be forgiven for tearing his shirt off in celebration, given the manner of the strike and its importance to Liverpool's season. However, boss Mark Hughes insists they can not afford to think they are safe after taking nine points from the last 11 matches.
In reality, it was built after last year's tournament and is so spacious and well done that many golfers are jealous. He's the first defending champion to miss the cut since Mike Weir in 2004, and he was far from the only past green jacket victor to miss the weekend.
Current world number one and pre-tournament favourite Dustin Johnson will head out in the last group of the first day and will be with fellow United States golfers Bubba Watson, the 2012 and 2014 champion, and last year's PGA Championship victor Jimmy Walker.
Spieth asked Michael Greller, and the caddie knew that there was no taking that 4 iron out of his boss' hands. However, after a bogey at the 14 Hoffman suffered a horror-show 16 hole - finding the water and carding a double bogey to drop back to four-under and two shots back of the leaders.