It was a dazzling performance as he seemingly willed the Thunder to victory late in the game. With OKC's playoff berth secured and only two games left in their regular season campaign, Thunder head coach Billy Donovan said that it is up to Westbrook whether he would like to sit out of the remaining games.
Towns had 28 points and 21 rebounds in the Timberwolves' finale, a 123-118 loss to the Houston Rockets, and in the process became the 15th player in National Basketball Association history to amass 2,000-plus points and 1,000-plus rebounds in a season.
The Harleyford Golf Club member has risen from No.121 to No.15 in the world in the last 12 months following a string of consistent performances and his first European Tour title, the Alfred Dunhill Links title at St Andrews. In fact, he is so fresh faced he was once mistaken as a ball boy for Tiger Woods, while at last year's Ryder Cup, amid some confusion, it was thought he was part of Europe's junior team.
Max Verstappen swept past about nine cars on the first lap, and clawed his way up into third place for the final few laps. Hamilton emerged from the fray with a hold on the lead, but Vettel and Bottas slipped back several places and had to fight the rest of the race to catch up.
Pepe suffered a double rib break in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid that has cast doubt over whether his campaign is over, with the veteran hoping to extend his stay at the club. However, Atletico, who have won at the Bernabeu for the last three seasons, made Real pay for not killing off the match when Griezmann slotted in with just five minutes left.
Not in Jonas Eriksson's opinion, however, with the official waving away Leicester protests to point to the penalty spot. Fernando Torres slipped as the goal beckoned in the second half but, that chance apart, Atletico struggled to carve out clear-cut openings against a stubborn Leicester defence.
After 18 minutes, when the returning Toni Kroos saw his cross headed towards goal by Karim Benzema, the Bayern number one reacted just in time to tip the ball onto the crossbar. We probably could have scored one or two more goals , but we're very happy. "The key was patience". Thiago Alcantara's corner was met powerfully by Arturo Vidal, who rifled a header above Keylor Navas to break the deadlock.
Durant, who went a combined 0 for 9 from long range Saturday and Monday, lit up the Lakers for 24 points in the first half Wednesday night, shooting 9 for 12 overall, including 4 for 5 from deep. I got a few dunks. The Lakers are averaging 104.7 points per game this season while allowing 111.5 on defense. I've seen so many of these games before, with teams running out the clock to put an end to the season.
When both men missed their putts, they were sent into a sudden-death playoff that ended with Garcia winning the green jacket. "It's fantastic. It's something I always hoped I would achieve but I didn't know if I was going to do it", he said.
Viewed by some as Messi's heir for the Argentina national team, Dybala's brilliant display only furhtered the comparisons, with Gianluigi Buffon stating he has the ability to be one of the best players in the world. "We gave away two goals in the first half and against a team like Juventus you pay for it", he said. "The feelings as manager are lamentable, and it's hard to explain".
Glasnow, making his season debut after locking down the fifth starting spot in spring training, failed to make it out of the second inning as he battled control issues. Justin Wilson notched the second save of his career with a 1-2-3 ninth that included two strikeouts. JaCoby Jones drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth, and the Tigers outlasted the flu-bitten Red Sox 6-5 on Friday to win their ninth straight home opener.
She said authorities are still evaluating its credibility. Koehler also noted an online claim of responsibility by an anti-fascist group but said there was serious doubt about its validity. Germany's federal prosecutor announced on Wednesday that it had taken over the investigation . "I have just told the team in the dressing room to show society that we will not bow to terror", he told the club's website.
These are the highest-quality players and if you took out all the players which we miss now from other teams I'd be surprised if they could play their best football. "I thought a lot about it and no-one understands it but that was my decision". "It's a huge game next week here again (against struggling Hull), we need to get the job done".
Since then, their careers have taken different paths. Eighteen years and 71 majors later, more tears for Sergio Garcia. He's been in winning positions on several occasions. Garcia only needed one of the two putts he had for victory - rolling the ball in from 12ft before crouching in disbelief as his achievement sank in.
Sunday the Cubs used the long-ball for a 7-4 win. The Brew Crew logged eight hits and three bases on balls with Nick Franklin and Jett Bandy each clubbing two run homers. He said during postgame interviews that he's "fine" and that he wanted to stay in the game. Arrieta defeated St. Louis 2-1 in his first outing with an unearned run scoring on four hits and two walks in six frames.
Diego Simeone hailed Antoine Griezmann as the complete player after the France star sealed a 1-0 win for Atletico Madrid over Leicester City in the Champions League . Boss Craig Shakespeare was in agreement and said Eriksson should only have made the decision if he was sure. "We know what we've got to do". "I've seen enough throughout the squad, through working with them".
Phillies' right-hander Vince Velasquez (0-2) allowed five earned runs on five hits, walked four and struck out seven over five innings. Wheeler was trying to bunt and popped one up, but home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt inadvertently blocked catcher Cameron Rupp's path to the ball.
Westbrook set the record for the most triple-doubles in a regular season with his 42nd against the Nuggets on Sunday. Westbrook breaking the single-season triple double record is as hard of a record to break as any and that staggering accomplishment was followed up with a fantastic tribute.
The Sharks are the defending Western Conference champions, with savvy veterans who have been to the postseason plenty of times. So Sharks , I may be in the minority that believes you can do the damn thing this year, but I can't betray you no matter how much heart break you have caused me.
This means the Cavaliers' magic number to clinch the #1 seed is 2. The Cavaliers would give them a run for their money, forcing overtime and such, but this was simply another game that should have been won, even without three of the starting five.
For the Leafs, Brian Boyle has suited up for 100, including a pair of Stanley Cup finals. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File). The other two times the Hawks caught the Preds in the first round (2010 and 2015), they went on to win the Stanley Cup.
Before the game Wednesday, Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said the best team will play the best in this series. "We need to help him", Tarasenko said. "We need to play better defense and play on the same page". This is the second-ever playoff series between the Blues and Wild, but it is the 11th time St. Louis has faced a Minnesota team in the postseason. Two years ago this month, Yeo stood only a few feet to his left behind the home team bench while the Wild worked on a six-game ouster of the ...
Success allowed Sock to gain a measure of revenge on Thompson after his surprise singles defeat to the 22-year-old, and he told daviscup.com: "Jordan played great yesterday, he deserved to win, he was the better player". The Australian No.1 argued with umpire Pascal Maria twice over calls during changes of ends, in the first set and then at 5-6 in the second set. "He is a proven player and I knew it was going to be tough", Kyrgios said.
United States officials have said that there is "no doubt" that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is responsible for the attack. Putin said that either gas belonging to the rebels was released when it was hit by a Syrian strike on a rebel arms dump, or the rebels faked the incident to discredit Assad.
He said: "We have received reports from local police of a small number of arrests following minor incidents in Madrid on Tuesday evening". Antoine Griezmann was successful with 80% of his attempted passes against Leicester. "We're probably in our best moment of the season". "You can not guess on those". He started a little shaky, as they all did, but by the end had grown into a fine performance.
Marcus Rashford scores Manchester United's third goal against Sunderland during their EPL match at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland yesterday. "We fight for whatever we have got left, I just think we have to have that mentality where every game is a cup final and not worry about which competition it is in".
Members of the press and fans around the world praised both Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose for their sportsmanship during the tense final round of the 2017 Masters . Garcia's psyche with an inspirational text on Wednesday night. "So nice to say " Masters champion" Sergio Garcia ", Today co-host Matt Lauer told him as he introduced him.
You fight through injuries, through ups and downs. Now, these fresh-faced inexperienced Leafs - a team that many nights featured seven freshmen in their lineup - go up against a Capitals team that understands the window of opportunity to win a Cup is closing.
Considering his poor form over the past year, Willett wasn't even the biggest surprise. Two-time champion Bubba Watson was a shot behind after he bogeyed his first four holes and made eight in all in a round of 78. Ninth after his triumph a year ago and sitting inside the top 10 for most of last season, the 28-year-old has slipped to 17th in the world rankings.
It was certainly a different scene in the fading twilight early Sunday evening when Garcia slipped on the green jacket from Englishman Danny Willett after winning the 81st Masters in a playoff with his friend, Justin Rose. Sergio Garcia reacts after making his birdie putt on the 18th green to win the Masters, April 9, 2017 . Garcia, who rose to No 7 in the world rankings after becoming the sixth successive first-time Major victor, was overjoyed to emulate fellow Spaniards Jose Maria ...
A first Treble since 2001 under Martin O'Neill beckons. Rodgers' immediate reaction on the touchline at Tynecastle was restrained - hands in pockets even as the final whistle blew. After taking a kick, the Celtic skipper required a fresh strapping on his ankle, attention he got while exchanging in a bit of banter with a small, but vocal, group of Hearts supporters.
Morata's scenario at Madrid hasn't gone unnoticed elsewhere and recent reports indicate Chelsea are prepared to create another move for the striker come June and he's relishing the prospect of possibly linking up with Conte. "He bet on me at Juve but he left before I arrived". We never have had the chance to work together but I am sure we will sooner or later. Conte missed out on working with the Spanish global at Juve after taking the Italy job but Morata hasn't given up hope of playing ...
Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 3-21. Kieron Pollard was dismissed soon after he'd nonchalantly flicked one over the square leg boundary. As far as batting is concerned, The way youngster like Nitish Rana played a match winning knock in last match, must be a positive sign for Mumbai .
This old proverb rang true on Sunday at Augusta as Sergio Garcia finally broke through to win his first major at his 74th attempt, winning a playoff against Justin Rose to claim The Masters . "And I did. And unfortunately it went straight", Garcia said of that crucial moment. Obviously, this is something I wanted to do for a long time but, you know, it never felt like a horror movie.
Neymar Jr of FC Barcelona is shown a red card during the La Liga match against Malaga . Without him, the undermanned side lost 2-0 and squandered an opportunity to close in on Spanish league leader Real Madrid, which was held to a 1-1 draw by Atletico Madrid.
The 6-foot-3, 260-pound Thomas, who plays at IMG Academy in Florida, is a SC native and was expected to pick between the Gamecocks and Tigers among his dozens of offers. The Tigers are going up and down the East Coast to land elite defensive linemen. Thomas previously announced that he would play at either Clemson or SC.
I think the weaknesses of Arsenal have been defensive, because they leave [Shkodran] Mustafi and Gabriel [Paulista] really exposed. It's the fact that we lost a big game, and when you lose a big game it's a big worry. "I cannot go on forever after the game like that". Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, speaking as a pundit on Sky Sports , pulled no punches in his assessment.
Not only did we not score but as well we conceded three goals , so overall it's a very disappointing performance. Arsene Wenger has highlighted Arsenal's weakness in duels as his biggest disappointment from their loss to Crystal Palace.
If what we've seen from Garrett so far is no aberration - and based on what his minors numbers suggest after he chose to focus on baseball over basketball, they might be - he's got the kind of star stuff to match his star power, and for that we should all be incredibly excited.
James yelled at Thompson as they were walking to the bench and waved off coach Tyronn Lue when he attempted to calm James' down. A pair of James dunks put the Cavs up three, but George scored after a bad Iman Shumpert turnover and Miles hit another three to put the Pacers up 104-102.
Justin Rose of England, who has captured one major title and another that felt like it, put himself in position for his first Green Jacket on Saturday. Sunday would be the 60th anniversary of the birth of Seve Ballesteros, the most famous golfer ever from Spain and two-time Masters victor. But maybe he's right when he says he has a better perspective on his heretofore unsuccessful quest to win a major championship.
Since then, their careers have taken different paths. "I guess I'm now the best player to only have won one major", Garcia said. He's been in winning positions on several occasions. He was already two shots behind Justin Rose with just six holes left when his hooked tee shot at No. 13 crossed the creek and settled beneath an azalea bush.
This is the first time since joining the Red Wings organization that he will be taking part in an global tournament. "Yeah, I'm going to worlds", Howard said. This is in keeping with Holland's comments earlier this season when he said young players have to "build up stock" to warrant greater opportunity. Holland pointed out only three teams in the East - Pittsburgh, Washington and the New York Rangers - have made the playoffs in each of the past two seasons.
In any other season, he would be a triple-double marvel, recording his 21st of the season with 35 points, 11 rebounds and 15 assists in a 135-128 win over the Kings on Sunday night. Especially with some players banged up, it would be intuitive for certain guys to sit in at least one game of the back-to-back. "I could not be happier for him".
Arsenal now face five top flight games in just 14 days at the end of the season after the club's rescheduled fixtures against Southampton and Sunderland were announced on Wednesday. Arsene Wenger attempts to underplay Arsenal's abysmal performance against Crystal Palace , citing only their lack of scoring. Furious away fans taunted Arsenal's misfiring players with chants of " You're not fit to wear the shirt! " and barracked Wenger and his squad as they boarded the team bus after the ...
Three minutes into the second half, he committed an bad turnover that ended an 8-0 North Carolina run and set the Zags up for an 8-0 run of their own, a surge that ended what felt like a game-changing swing of momentum at the start of the second half.
In the build-up to the return of the Premier League the Germany global has spoken out to say he felt unfairly criticised in the wake of the Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich. We have not extended his contract yet, but I hope he will stay at the club. "I personally think that both Sanchez and Ozil both want to stay and the club just need to come to an agreement with them", the Frenchman added.
The enigmatic 28-year-old's future has been in the limelight over the past few months, with contract talk still ongoing. "The loyalty for me plays a part in representing the club and he has been very loyal because always, when we have renegotiated contracts, he has given a big priority to loyalty".
There's no denying that Arsenal have been struggling this season. Bellerin defended his teammate by revealing that Sanchez is just one of many upset Arsenal players in recent weeks despite showing his frustrations more explicitly than others.
Klopp hailed a "massive" victory at Stoke after his exhausted and injured Brazilians rescued three points. And it's an advantage they maintained to secure an 18th Premier League victory of the campaign, in no small part down to a man-of-the-match display from goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.