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Sport Paul Millsap: Paul Millsap scores 22 points in win over CLE
Author: 0 Paul Millsap: Paul Millsap scores 22 points in win over CLE

Particularly in the fourth quarter, when Tim Hardaway scored 15 of his 22 points to solidify the Hawks' win, the defense just looked boring and listless. Irving left the game in the third quarter and went to the locker room because of soreness in his surgically repaired left knee, but returned to the game in the fourth quarter.

Author: 0 Manchester United Mourinho ready to field weak teams in fixture pile-up

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney will miss their Europa League quarter-final first leg against Anderlecht due to an ankle injury, manager Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday. When the Frenchman returned to United four years after he left the club for Italy on a free transfer, expectations were set very high. "We lost the ball easily too many times, we stopped our counter-attacks because of sloppy decisions, sloppy touches of the ball and then we gave them opportunity to have some ...

Sport Montgomery impresses in debut as Yanks rally past Rays 8-4
Author: 0 Montgomery impresses in debut as Yanks rally past Rays 8-4

MARINERS 6, ASTROS 0 James Paxton shut down Houston for the second time in a week, pitching seven innings of four-hit ball and leading host Seattle to a victory in its home opener. went deep Sunday. Former Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly has had surgery on his right wrist just weeks before the National Football League draft and won't be able to throw for the next three months.

Sport First night of playoffs teaches lesson to young Maple Leafs
Author: 0 First night of playoffs teaches lesson to young Maple Leafs

Williams, the king of post-season hockey with three Stanley Cups and a Conn Smythe Trophy, found some room in the slot with Roman Polak scrambling and tucked a shot behind Andersen. I think the Leafs fall into a category similar to the Capitals; there's not much else to say about this team. "That stuff is going to happen if we play in our end a bit".

Sport Scott slips as Rose, Garcia fight for US Masters
Author: 0 Scott slips as Rose, Garcia fight for US Masters

England's Lee Westwood, runner-up past year, shot 68 to finish at one under along with Belgian Thomas Pieters, the joint overnight leader who struggled to a scrappy 75. Spieth ended the first round ten shots off the lead. Phil Mickelson began the day with birdies on the first two holes before making a mess of the short third, hitting an iron off the tee into a bunker and even duffing a pitch - a rare occurrence for someone with his short-game skills.

Sport Success Starts As Spurs Maul Watford, Close Gap on Chelsea
Author: 0 Success Starts As Spurs Maul Watford, Close Gap on Chelsea

The Italian cuts an unhappy, under-pressure figure and he again looked incapable of inspiring improvement. The Spurs youngster is now the highest scoring midfielder in the league this season and Lampard, who holds the record for most Premier League goals by a midfielder, had nothing but praise for him.

Sport Westbrook sets National Basketball Association triple-double record
Author: 0 Westbrook sets National Basketball Association triple-double record

It's something I never could have dreamed about as a kid". - Westbrook scored 57 points while setting a triple-double in a win over the Orlando Magic in March. At least that's how numerous league's players feel, following the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard's record-setting night. JAMES Harden sounded off on where he stands in a heated debate for the NBA MVP award between him and Russell Westbrook , saying one stat that matters most in choosing the top player of the season - wins.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton dominates to win Chinese Grand Prix from Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari

That left Vettel in a strong position to take the lead when Hamilton did pit, but he was saved by Giovinazzi stacking his auto leading to a safety vehicle, which allowed Hamilton to pit for his tyres - and win the race. "The ultimate fighter wants to go up against the best battle he can have, because when you come out on top it's so much more satisfying", he said. "They've had a very, very strong run the last couple of years".

Sport Vegas Golden Knights tab Gallant as their first coach
Author: 0 Vegas Golden Knights tab Gallant as their first coach

A coach has to be a lot of things and I think he embodies all of them. "We won't tell him how to coach and he won't tell us how to find players". Foley: Coach will be flexible, responsive to the over teams needs are. "When you get fired you're down in the dumps a little bit and all of a sudden you get an interview and you're excited again", Gallant said. We have a state-of-the-art practice facility being constructed, a world class home arena and from what I've heard, a very passionate and ...

Sport Bucks getting Malcolm Brogdon back; Walker out for Hornets
Author: 0 Bucks getting Malcolm Brogdon back; Walker out for Hornets

It comes through Philadelphia". Here's how some Bucks factor in. The silver lining for the Bucks is that no one on the Celtics scored much against them, other than Jae Crowder, who scored 20 points in the first matchup. While he may not be the first choice, a lot can be said about the season Greg Monroe is having. The scary thing about Antetokounmpo is that his offensive game is still evolving.

Author: 0 Cavs waive Sanders in move before playoff roster finalized

I think we underestimated the amount that really mattered". Paul George has led the Pacers this season. The Celtics finished the season hot, too, going 9-3 in their final 12 games. With Harrison Barnes in place of Durant, Golden State had an absurd net rating of 47.0 last season. However, Lue acknowledged the road to the NBA Finals might be a bit tougher, due to a stronger overall Eastern Conference .

Sport UNC Tar Heels outlast Gonzaga Bulldogs, 71-65
Author: 0 UNC Tar Heels outlast Gonzaga Bulldogs, 71-65

While Isaiah Hicks' bucket extended the Tar Heels' lead to three points and Kennedy Meeks' block and dish to Jackson sealed the deal, Jackson's initial bucket was the game-changer that North Carolina needed to put the pesky Zags away for good.

Sport Ronaldo Beats Messi To Impressive European Milestone
Author: 0 Ronaldo Beats Messi To Impressive European Milestone

Ramos hailed the result away from home, but the centre-back was left wanting more ahead of the return fixture in the Spanish capital on April 18. Ancelotti continued: "It will be more hard in Madrid, but we still have a chance, we are still alive".

Author: 0 Josh Donaldson leaves game after aggravating sore right calf

Hardy had fifth-inning RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Thursday night. Donaldson will be reevaluated Friday. The Jays have scored three runs or less in seven of their nine outings. "Any time I can get groundball outs, that kind of shows me that I have it that day", he said. Darren O'Day, coming off back-to-back rocky outings, tossed a flawless seventh and right-hander Brad Brach retired all three batters he faced in the eighth.

Sport Button to make F1 return at Monaco Grand Prix
Author: 0 Button to make F1 return at Monaco Grand Prix

I wanted to do Le Mans in the past and would love to do Indy with you'". Lewis Hamilton has expressed a desire to see fellow Brit Jenson Button return to Formula One. "The best result we achieved [with McLaren-Honda] was last year - fifth - and we are a little bit less competitive this year so maybe you have the possibility to get top five or top seven or six".

Sport Jurgen Klopp salutes special Liverpool comeback against Stoke
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp salutes special Liverpool comeback against Stoke

The Reds have won just once in the Premier League without Mane this season - away at Stoke last weekend. "Roberto said "I'm really done" after two games for Brazil". "We made a change to the system but we couldn't train it and that is what everyone could see - everyone did not feel comfortable in the system". "It is about making sure Liverpool gets in the Champions League because that is where we belong".

Sport Wenger To Make 4 Changes: Predicted Arsenal XI To Face West Ham
Author: 0 Wenger To Make 4 Changes: Predicted Arsenal XI To Face West Ham

Bilic is optimistic he will have key players Andy Carroll, who felt his groin and went off during the second-half at the Emirates Stadium , and Michail Antonio, who was suffering from sickness, ready for Saturday. We believe we can win on Saturday". "It's possible of course", Wenger added, per Karen . But it was not all plain sailing for the Gunners, who were forced to play third-choice keeper Emiliano Martinez, after injuries to Petr Cech and David Ospina.

Author: 0 Zlatan: I was born old and will die young

The result moves Jose Mourinho's side up to fifth in the table, 3 points above sixth placed Arsenal, who play Crystal Palace on Monday. 'It is the only competition we can win now. "We believe in it and we will do everything we can to reach the top four". "I told him it was a very solid performance", the manager told Sky Sports .

Author: 0 Barcelona fear Neymar may be forced to miss Real Madrid clash

The first card came after Neymar bent over to tie his boot laces and did not give space for a Malaga player to cleanly take a free kick. Forward Neymar , who had with 15 goals for Barca this season in all competitions, was sent off in the 65th minute after receiving a second yellow card.

Sport Lucas Alcaraz appointed new Algeria coach
Author: 0 Lucas Alcaraz appointed new Algeria coach

Alcaraz, 50, started coaching at 29 and has handled mid-level Spanish clubs like Almeria, Recreativo, Racing Santander and Levante. The new coach of the Algerian team will take office in the upcoming days, said the source. He will be also aiming to take the team to the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation which will surely be a tough job for the new coach given the fact that the Greens are at bottom of their qualifying group with a single point from two matches, five points behind leaders ...

Author: 0 Chelsea, Morata: 'Sooner or later I will likely work with Conte '

Conte signed Morata for Juventus when he was in charge of the club in 2014, but left to manage the Italy national team shortly afterwards, and Morata - who went on to score 27 goals in 93 appearances for Juve - has admitted he still owes a debt of service to the now Chelsea head coach.

Sport Button tipped to replace Alonso
Author: 0 Button tipped to replace Alonso

The other is to win different series in different moments of my career and be a driver that can race and win in any vehicle in any series. On top of that, he is bringing his two big vehicle sponsors in McLaren and Honda with him (in a way, at least).

Author: 0 Roger Federer sweeps Rafael Nadal en route to victory at Miami Open

Roger Federer admits his knee injury is part of the reason he is skipping most of the clay-court season. Both met in the third round of the Indian Wells last and now at the Miami Open final. Of his grand slam titles, 10 have come on hard court (five Australian Opens and five US Opens), seven on grass at Wimbledon and just one on clay, the 2009 French Open.

Author: 0 Neymar Sees Red as Barca Suffer Shock Defeat at Malaga

That's if Barcelona doesn't follow the trend of dropping points to weak sides, as their four losses this season have been to teams outside of the top nine of La Liga. The officials gave the Brazil global his marching orders after he picked up two yellow cards in the 2-0 defeat, a loss that significantly dented Barcelona's La Liga title challenge.

Sport Wilson scores in OT as Caps survive scare to beat Leafs
Author: 0 Wilson scores in OT as Caps survive scare to beat Leafs

Game 1 between the Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs was a physical affair in which the Capitals emerged with a narrow 3-2 OT victory. "Obviously, playoff experience is on their side for sure", Babcock said. "That's what's going to make our team successful". Everything seemed to be going the Capitals' way before puck drop, as John Carlson was back in the lineup for the hosts while the Leafs, who did have Roman Polak back in the lineup, found themselves without the second ...

Author: 0 Nuri Sahin's emotional interview shows Dortmund 2 - Monaco 3

Dortmund went on to lose tonight's Champions League quarter-final first leg 3-2 at home to Monaco, with a weird own goal by Bartra's replacement Sven Bender perhaps representative of his side's mindset given what they had experienced just a day prior.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho Calls Out Manchester United Forwards After Anderlecht Failure

The draw is United's 14th of the season, but Mourinho will feel they are well placed for the return leg at Old Trafford . The quarter-final was the fourth successive European trip Mkhitaryan had netted on. He pointed out "lots of space to play, lots of space to kill", and that Manchester were not decisive in key moments of the match. Lots of chances that you don't transform because of a bad decision, bad control , a sloppy touch or a flick.

Sport Leicester boss Shakespeare questions referee decision after Atletico Madrid loss
Author: 0 Leicester boss Shakespeare questions referee decision after Atletico Madrid loss

On Thursday morning Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare took his side for a recovery session at Real Madrid's first class training facility at Valdebebas. Torres had an excellent chance just moments later, the Spaniards had chances hard to come by after the Griezmann penalty and it looked golden for the striker as he got the ball out of his feet.

Author: 0 Conte Admits Moses Is Important To Chelsea As Allardyce Hails Palace Stars

But two goals in two minutes put Palace ahead and they held on in spite of Chelsea enjoying more than 70 per cent of possession and having 24 attempts on goal. Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish is planning talks about a new contract with winger Wilfried Zaha once the club secure Premier League survival.

Sport Cespedes hits 3 HRs, Harvey leaves with injury in Mets win
Author: 0 Cespedes hits 3 HRs, Harvey leaves with injury in Mets win

He connected on a 1-2 pitch from left-hander Joely Rodriguez , giving Bruce four homers this season and three in the past two days after many expected NY to trade him last winter. Cespedes, who had yet to get going this season, was responsible for three of them. Michael Brantley delivered a two-run RBI double in the 10th inning to give the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox in their first home game since last year's dramatic Game 7 of the World Series.

Sport Serbia, France set up Davis Cup semi-final clash
Author: 0 Serbia, France set up Davis Cup semi-final clash

A light-hearted first rubber, won 6-1 6-2 by Evans, was punctuated with three members of the French team all playing on the court at the same time. He should have levelled the opening rubber in a second set tie-break but, from 5-2 ahead and serving, Edmund lost four points in a row and then missed a backhand return on the Frenchman's second set point.

Sport Capitals beat Maple Leafs, Predators defeat Blackhawks
Author: 0 Capitals beat Maple Leafs, Predators defeat Blackhawks

I thought Wilson did a good job for them just turning and throwing it on net. As they did several times in the regular season, Toronto jumped all over their opponent out of the gate to the tune of a 2-0 lead just 9:44 into the game. In the end the Maple Leafs may have been getting in their own way offensively. And they got more physical than we've seen them. I don't think they had to learn that [the margin for error is small].

Sport Alexis Sanchez wants to join Pep at City
Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez wants to join Pep at City

NAIJ.com can report that Sanchez is now on £130,000 a week and many clubs like Manchester City and Premier League leaders Chelsea are interested in signing him this summer. The Chile global has become increasingly frustrated in recent weeks as Arsenal have lost seven of their past 12 games in all competitions and fans have called for manager Arsene Wenger to step down at the end of the season.

Sport Davis Cup 2017: Emotional Nick Kyrgios leads Australia to semi-finals
Author: 0 Davis Cup 2017: Emotional Nick Kyrgios leads Australia to semi-finals

Sock replaced Querrey in Saturday's doubles and paired up with Steve Johnson to beat Sam Groth and John Peers 3-6 6-3 6-2 2-6 6-3 to keep the visitors alive at 2-1. In ominous form during last month's United States hardcourt swing, Kyrgios blasted 20 aces to Isner's 15, largely defusing the towering American's serve to close out a slow-burning match in two hours and 24 minutes.

Sport Jurgen Klopp happy with his decision to rest stars at Stoke
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp happy with his decision to rest stars at Stoke

Xherdan Shaqiri (calf) and Jonathan Walters (concussion) sat out the Burnley game as Marc Muniesa (knee) and Mame Diouf (knee) picked up knocks in that game, but all for are expected to be fit. "I love giving these boys an opportunity but it has to be the right situation and the game against Bournemouth didn't look like the ideal moment to give them the responsibility for the rest of the game", said Klopp.

Sport Lions president: Regular-season schedule coming next Thursday
Author: 0 Lions president: Regular-season schedule coming next Thursday

Players' nameplates on the back of the uniform are also Honolulu blue (no trim) like each set of numerals. In is as close to an approximation of the original Honolulu blue as the Nike color palette would allow. Ford Field was home to a fashion show Thursday night, but missing was the traditional catwalk and tall European models. Fans from across the league reacted to the new jerseys and here's what they had to say.

Sport Westbrook to rest Tuesday against Timberwolves
Author: 0 Westbrook to rest Tuesday against Timberwolves

The Atlanta Hawks made an epic comeback against the Cleveland Cavaliers when they stunned the reigning champions by beating them while they were down 26 points at the start of the fourth quarter. Robertson also offered three reasons why he endorses Westbrook over James Harden , LeBron James , Kawhi Leonard and others for this season's MVP Award.

Author: 0 Malaga defeat setback in Barcelona title challenge

Things went from bad to worse after the interval with a second booking for Neymar-his first red card in La Liga - following a reckless foul on Diego Llorente near the corner flag. While Barcelona are expected to appeal the decision, it is unlikely their appeal will be successful and they will just have to make do without the talented Brazilian for the aforementioned games.

Author: 0 Post Chinese GP win, Hamilton predicts 'closest' fight with Vettel

Lewis Hamilton's so-called "bromance" with Sebastian Vettel has become a defining storyline of the new season, but the Briton is not anticipating a messy break-up even if their title battle goes the distance this year. A wet track caused havoc early on with the virtual safety vehicle deployed on lap one after Lance Stroll spun off in his Williams. First Vettel blew past Raikkonen before going wheel-to-wheel with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo at turn seven, producing puffs of blue smoke as the ...

Author: 0 Phillies Starter Clay Buchholz is Likely Headed to the Disabled List

Carter went yard three times against the Padres in 1985. Phillies reliever Edubray Ramos , facing the Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera for the first time since a fateful meeting between them last September at Citi Field, uncorked a pitch that sailed a foot or three above and behind Cabrera's noggin.

Author: 0 Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney dies at 84

They've won more than 90 games in three of the past four decades and, with 72 wins and three years remaining in the '10s, are on course to make it four of five. "I feel blessed to have known him, and our prayers and thoughts are with his wonderful family". " Dan Rooney was the conscience of the NFL while serving as one of the powerful influences recently and in the history of our league", Bisciotti said.

Author: 0 Steelers chairman Dan Rooney dies

The team announced his death but details were not immediately available. He eventually took over day-to-day operations for the franchise in 1975, holding onto them - first with his father, then on his own - for almost three decades until he passed them on to his own son, Art Jr., in 2003.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho Says He Won't Field Weakened Manchester United Team vs. Chelsea

He continued: 'I think [sloppy] is the right word - in my poor English I can not find a better word. Yoeri Tielemans is a player that many bigger clubs have earmarked for the future. Sergio Romero is expected to defend the Manchester united goal tonight, although David de Gea did join the team to Anderlecht . These will be ramped up even further for the United game with Reds boss Jose Mourinho expressing solidarity with those impacted by the Dortmund bomb attack that injured player Marc ...

Sport Kasper Schmeichel says Leicester up for fight in Champions League
Author: 0 Kasper Schmeichel says Leicester up for fight in Champions League

Leicester now go to in-form Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday, with Morgan expected to sit out as the Foxes try to get him fit for Tuesday's European clash. "I didn't expect that sort of defensive concentration from them". Captain Wes Morgan has missed the last five games with a back injury leaving Yohan Benalouane the only recognised centre back now available.

Author: 0 Real Madrid v Bayern Munich Betting Tips

Thanks to the club, my teammates and the fans . Real Madrid's opponents should brace for a reenergized Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese said he had been following a special training regime to hit peak shape in the final stretch of the campaign.

Author: 0 Fleury comes up big for Penguins

RANGERS 2, CANADIENS 0: In Montreal, Tanner Glass scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves to help NY beat Montreal in Game 1 of their first-round series. No arrest has been made yet in the incident, the spokesperson said on Thursday afternoon. Kessel's power-play goal 2:30 later gave Pittsburgh a 2-0 lead.

Sport Arsene Wenger needs to leave to save his legacy
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger needs to leave to save his legacy

That is unusual for a modern football club and when Wenger needs to be replaced, people will need to be hired to ease the transition between a manager who is capable of making decisions on every aspect of the organisation to a manager who wholly wants to the focus on the playing squad.