Author: 0 The Case For NBA MVP: James Harden Or Kawhi Leonard?

This feat is certainly impressive; he is the only the second player in history to average a triple double and the first since Robertson did so in 1960-61. This year, the battle for MVP is led by Russell Westbrook and James Harden. And who was the leader in that category, you may ask? The last player for the franchise with more than one triple-double in a season was Gary Payton, in 2002, when the team was the Seattle SuperSonics.

Author: 0 Hamilton powers to victory in Shanghai

The Finn opened up on his struggle with taking certain corners throughout the race after crossing the finish line. While Ferrari's auto proved a match for main rival Mercedes this season, Raikkonen has yet to finish on the podium - although he pointed out that his strategy compromised his race in China.

Sport NFL head of officials Blandino resigns
Author: 0 NFL head of officials Blandino resigns

There has been no official announcement yet on Blandino's replacement, though Blandino will remain with the league office until May 31. Pereira has been a brilliant analyst, and his success has spawned a new normal on TV broadcasts in which networks feel they need rules experts to quickly predict replay challenges.

Author: 0 Demetrious Johnson & Wilson Reis Hit Their Marks

Despite being the current UFC champion with the most title defenses, Johnson said he has not been given a new belt every time he has defended his title. On Saturday, April 15, FOX will be hosting another exciting UFC Fight Night. With a victory, and an incredible accomplishment in his sights, Johnson would be open to make history against Garbrandt, or anybody else for that matter.

Sport Barcelona star Neymar suspended for Clasico
Author: 0 Barcelona star Neymar suspended for Clasico

The Brazilian forward was shown a freaky yellow card in the first-half for tying his boot laces next to the ball, stopping the hosts from taking a free-kick in the process. Neymar's suspension will also see him miss the clash against Osasuna on April 26. Tuesday, the Royal Spanish Football Federation announced Neymar would be banned for an additional two matches, which will result in him missing El Clasico.

Sport Tony Romo to retire from National Football League and move into sports broadcasting
Author: 0 Tony Romo to retire from National Football League and move into sports broadcasting

He lost the starting job to rookie Dak Prescott with Dallas in the middle of a franchise-record 11-game winning streak. From there, Cowboys brass claimed they would "do right by Romo" and they might have. " Really good job, and thanks for keeping up your spirit and keeping going, but you shouldn't have put yourself through all the pain", said another Dallas diehard, Brittany Carter.

Author: 0 Hamilton buoyed by Ferrari challenge

Hamilton put him in his place yesterday, finishing six seconds ahead. "Max's performance was impressive", Lauda admitted, "but I do not think Red Bull really got any closer". Vettel's race was scuppered by a sheer bad luck. It allowed him to retain his lead before marching to his first win of the campaign, the 54th of his incredible career, and his fifth from the last six Grands Prix stretching back to last season.

Author: 0 Chelsea match 'nothing special' to Manchester United's Mourinho

To play at home with an advantage, to start the game with an advantage, is a good result in any case. Manchester United hero Paul Ince is convinced Marcus Rashford will be no flash-in-the-pan. And Mourinho singled out his forwards for blame, claiming they should have put the game to bed long before Dendoncker arrived to power home the equaliser five minutes from time.

Author: 0 James Harden on MVP race: Wins most important

With other first-teamers rested ahead of a play-off against the Houston Rockets, Domantas Sabonis added 19 points and nine rebounds for Oklahoma. And here Mike D'Antoni's squad sits just two victories from 56, which would match the mark of two seasons ago, when Houston reached the Western Conference finals before losing to Golden State in five games.

Author: 0 Cavs rest LeBron, finish collapse with 98-83 loss to Raptors

Game 1 of the best-of-seven series will be played at 3:00 pm ET Saturday, and air on ABC. If both the Cavs and Raptors win their opening series, they would meet in the conference semifinals. We had the 1-seed locked up for the last week or two seasons ago, and we were able to kind of decide how we wanted to go into the postseason. "Yeah, that's just being on the floor together with the same group of guys", Lowry said of the improvement he saw in his first three games back after wrist ...

Author: 0 LeBron unfazed by struggles, believes Cavaliers can repeat

For the third consecutive year, the Warriors will enter the postseason as the team to beat. Will the Cavaliers prove that they can beat them again? The Boston Celtics have surged all the way to the top and will have to prove they're not an underdog not only against the Cavs but against other teams who have deep rosters and talented young players.

Sport N.C. governor Cooper signs compromise to repeal 'bathroom bill'
Author: 0 N.C. governor Cooper signs compromise to repeal 'bathroom bill'

Cooper was narrowly elected with LGBT support on a platform that included repealing HB2. "Roy Cooper forfeited the chance to make a principled stand against a new bill that essentially is window-dressing", said Grayson Haver Currin of Raleigh, a registered Democrat who previous year led weekly blastings of air horns and noisemakers near the Executive Mansion in protest of HB2.

Sport Leicester manager blames poor refereeing for Atletico loss
Author: 0 Leicester manager blames poor refereeing for Atletico loss

The referee's error was harsh on Leicester but they will take belief from being able to restrict last season's runners-up to just the one goal at a ground where they are so formidable. Benalouane added: "It's another tough game and we have to do another great job if we want to win three points". Captain Wes Morgan has missed the last five games with a back injury leaving Yohan Benalouane the only recognised centre back now available.

Sport Efficient Rangers overcome Canadiens in Game One
Author: 0 Efficient Rangers overcome Canadiens in Game One

Tonight for the Rangers , that unexpected hero was Tanner Glass, who opened the scoring for the Rangers nearing the midway mark of the first period. Murray was scheduled to get the nod in the playoff opener but was a late scratch after suffering a lower-body injury during warm-ups. The Penguins meet the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday .

Sport Yard Goats play first home game at new Hartford stadium
Author: 0 Yard Goats play first home game at new Hartford stadium

The Yard Goats, who are the Double-A Eastern League affiliate of the Colorado Rockies , will play the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, who are the Toronto Blue Jays affiliate, at 7:05 p.m. Yard Goats starting pitcher Yency Almonte mirrored Greene, allowing two runs in five strong innings, and was spared the loss. Broyles pitched three scoreless innings for his first save of the season.

Author: 0 Heat down Cavs to stay alive, Jazz halt streaking Warriors

They were just one point down with 1:24 to play but Morris scored on a turnaround jump shot and Beal's dunk and free throw rebuilt the Wizards' lead. This season, Tavares averaged 10.6 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 59 percent from the floor in 23.6 minutes per game (48 games, 41 starts) while helping his team reach the D-League's championship series.

Sport Everton Recall Defender Brendan Galloway From West Brom After Disappointing Loan Spell
Author: 0 Everton Recall Defender Brendan Galloway From West Brom After Disappointing Loan Spell

We want the players to go out and put good performances in. We don't want to be behind the game. It's hard getting them in the door early because you have to negotiate deals, process and everything else, but we will do our best. "We know about their qualities, we know about their style, we know that they are really experienced - maybe the most experienced team in the Premier League.

Sport Willett feels added pressure as he returns to Masters
Author: 0 Willett feels added pressure as he returns to Masters

People don't know what you're doing in your day-to-day lives or how hard you're working or what's going on and people think they can then say these things that, obviously, they are not the most positive at times. The speed of success is perhaps only a surprise bearing in mind his slow, meticulous approach to his career. Willett, ranked 17th in the Official World Golf Ranking, has a couple of top-10 finishes on the European Tour in 2017.

Author: 0 Cavaliers to waive Larry Sanders, sign center Edy Tavares

If it wasn't for her, no one would even be talking about the Cavs. "These are the playoffs that I've looked forward to the most since I've been in this league", said center Al Horford, a 10-year veteran who was in the playoffs eight times with Atlanta.

Author: 0 Watch GL vs RPS live IPL 10 match on Hotstar

This will be Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina's 150th IPL game. They have definitely strengthened their team with RPS skipper Steve Smith set to make a comeback after his injury, while Ravindra Jadeja should also feature for Gujarat Lions , strengthening their batting and bowling department with his all-round skills.

Sport Brazilian Stars Seal Victory For Mane-Less Liverpool
Author: 0 Brazilian Stars Seal Victory For Mane-Less Liverpool

Liverpool have picked up 16 points out of the last 18 available and are six games unbeaten, cementing third place on a day when top-four rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City also won. It looked like his plan to give youth a chance had backfired as Walters was left totally unmarked to bury Shaqiri's inch-perfect cross past Simon Mignolet.

Sport Lundqvist shuts down Habs as Rangers take Game 1
Author: 0 Lundqvist shuts down Habs as Rangers take Game 1

Shut out in Game 1 of their first-round series against the New York Rangers on Wednesday , the Montreal Canadiens hit the ice for practice Thursday nonetheless pleased with the effort. "He gave up a lot of rebounds but we didn't get there". The Sharks claim Logan Couture, wearing a cage to protect a facial injury, will play in Game 1 while Joe Thornton, having wrenched his leg late in the season, could play as well.

Sport Cespedes' three-homer night leads Mets to a blowout win
Author: 0 Cespedes' three-homer night leads Mets to a blowout win

Ramos said as much through an interpreter Monday night, and Cabrera expressed genuine surprise, both as the ball sailed over him and as Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp restrained him from a more thorough conversation with Ramos. "What happened last year was last year. Batting practice today, it looked like the driving range the way he was hitting balls". "Obviously Bautista", he said in reference to the colossal flip by Toronto's Jose Bautista after homering against Texas in the 2015 playoffs.

Sport Wenger says Arsenal faces 'massive' challenge to reach top 4
Author: 0 Wenger says Arsenal faces 'massive' challenge to reach top 4

Asked on Friday about his own future, Wenger said: "What is happening at board level is not down to me. We were beaten, and you have to face reality and respond". The football etiquette is for the chairman or senior representatives of a visiting club not only to stay until the end but then shake hands with the host, win, lose or draw.

Sport Man United's Rooney to miss Anderlecht game
Author: 0 Man United's Rooney to miss Anderlecht game

I am a midfield player and people think I'm an attacking player. Zlatan Ibrahimovic met Marcus Rashford's teasing left-wing cross and saw his first-time effort saved by Ruben, before Jesse Lingard turned the rebound onto the post. "The people behind are very solid and focused". But should the Red Devils reach the Europa League final in Sweden on May 24, it would come just days after a punishing league run-in.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers sign Dahntay Jones, Edy Taveres

Wearing a brace that he'll sport in the playoffs, Thompson scored 10 points in 18 minutes. In his place, the Cavs signed guard Dahntay Jones and 7-foot-3 center Edy Tavares . "Because I think they would rather be the number two seed". Raptors: G Kyle Lowry scored 13 in his fifth game back after undergoing wrist surgery. He appeared in five total games for the Cavs and scored four points.

Author: 0 Chelsea won't crack under Spurs pressure - Fabregas

As Antonio Conte was talking about how his team can now start counting down the wins they need to claim the title, Pep Guardiola was counting up the matches that have left his side so far away from the champions elect. After a seventh-place finish last season, the Hammers have struggled badly on their first year at the Olympic Stadium. We created chances but had problems scoring.

Sport Garcia Delighted to Join Idols Ballesteros, Olazabal as Masters Champions
Author: 0 Garcia Delighted to Join Idols Ballesteros, Olazabal as Masters Champions

On his 74th attempt to win a major championship, Garcia made a long putt in the 19 hole - a tie-breaker - to finally win his first one. He said , "I'm not sharing my locker at the moment, and I hope that I get to do it with you". I won't lie, that thought changed, I became uncomfortable with the course. So I have plenty more looks, and I feel good about it happening. But lately, you know, I've been getting some good help and I've been thinking a little bit different, a little bit more ...

Sport Wisconsin governor cancels Easter egg hunt due to manhunt
Author: 0 Wisconsin governor cancels Easter egg hunt due to manhunt

Free Easter activities are being offered at Bass Pro Shops , leading up to Easter. Show Times: 2 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Hula Hoop workshop: 2:45 p.m. Eggstra Fun Mini Games, play mini games and win prizes. Saturday. Each day the craft centre will be open from 10am to 4pm and offering children's activities and crafts including face painting, a bouncy castle, rides and egg decorating.

Sport Griezmann fails to rule out move to Madrid
Author: 0 Griezmann fails to rule out move to Madrid

He has scored 23 goals in 43 games and notched 9 assists in all competitions this season. After the Madrid derby on Saturday, Real captain Sergio Ramos insisted that Griezmann, who scored the Rojiblancos' equaliser after Pepe had given Los Blancos the lead, would be welcome at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Author: 0 Stanley Cup playoffs 2017

In just two seasons, Panarin has blazed through the National Hockey League on a second line with the reigning Hart trophy victor, Kane, and the now-healthy Artem Anisimov , whose also filled in well as this Hawks' team's first true second center in, well, ever.

Author: 0 James Harden: James Harden drops 22nd triple-double

James Harden finished with a triple-double as the Rockets closed the regular season with a 123-118 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night at Toyota Center . Sabonis added 19 points and nine rebounds. Towns has 2,033 points this season. The Rockets had a 12-point lead after a 3-point play by Patrick Beverley with about nine minutes left.

Sport Leicester's manager Craig Shakespeare furious about Griezmann penalty
Author: 0 Leicester's manager Craig Shakespeare furious about Griezmann penalty

The conversation will be with Wes and our medical department and we'll give him every opportunity between now and then but if he's not ready we won't take a gamble. It is one of the major decisions in the game - a definite foul but outside the box. The awarding of the spot kick was contentious as the France global looked like he was fouled outside the box, but he picked himself up to coolly slot past Schmeichel.

Sport Pacers, Bulls grab final NBA playoff spots
Author: 0 Pacers, Bulls grab final NBA playoff spots

The Brooklyn Nets are going to upset a lot of people on Wednesday night. With the National Basketball Association playoffs just four days away, on the final night of the season, six playoff spots will be decided. The 1-8 and 2-7 matchups in the East can not be finalized until Wednesday. Atlanta can clinch the fifth seed Tuesday by beating the Hornets at Phillips Arena.

Author: 0 United Boost Top Four Hopes With Win Over Sunderland

Islam Slimani and Marc Albrighton hit back for the champions, only for Lukaku's strikes either side of a Phil Jagielka header to put Everton out of reach. "We fight for whatever we have got left, we have to have that mentality where every game is a cup final and not worry about which competition it is in".

Author: 0 Klopp admits Liverpool were lucky to beat Stoke

Maybe when I know the system we exactly want to play in [against Stoke], that depends too on what the doc tells me. He added: "I am happy for that, but I just wanted to help my team and keep scoring and keep learning from the manager. Nearly immediately the visitors were indebted to goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who denied Saido Berahino from close range with an incredible save. In addition to Sturridge, Alexander-Arnold and Woodburn - Klopp could look to one of the senior squad's other ...

Sport The NBA Wouldn't Let Tony Romo Play
Author: 0 The NBA Wouldn't Let Tony Romo Play

Romo was a former all-state basketball player in Wisconsin during his high school days, and Gathers went to Baylor on a basketball scholarship and became their all-time leading rebounder before eventually making the switch to football. The reason Romo couldn't play Tuesday night is because his contract wouldn't have been honored. Toward the final minutes of Tuesday night's game against the Denver Nuggets, Romo did make a run for the scorers table to check in before Cuban ultimately stopped ...

Sport Germany still hunting perpetrators of Dortmund bus attack
Author: 0 Germany still hunting perpetrators of Dortmund bus attack

But I think everyone would have understood if they said they did not want to play it, we find a solution next week or whatever we can do. Abdul Beset A will appear today before a judge who will decide on prosecutors' application for the arrest warrant.

Sport Huskies returning home after Final Four appearance
Author: 0 Huskies returning home after Final Four appearance

Some hid their eyes with towels once he began speaking to them. "I can't thank them enough because I can't be playing the way I'm playing without them". "They're really grounded. Our kids know what's coming down the pike", Schaefer said. "I feel like we earned respect tonight", William said. You do whatever it takes to give yourself the best chance to win and Schaefer didn't do that by sitting his top playmaker.

Author: 0 Pekka Rinne, Predators beat Blackhawks 1-0 in Game 1

Viktor Arvidsson scored in the first period and the Nashville Predators beat the Blackhawks 1-0 at the United Center in Chicago Thursday night. The United Center fell quiet, with the urgency for a goal building over the next two periods. The Hawks managed to put up 12 shots on goal in the second period to lead the Preds in shots 18-15 after two. Fourteen players on the roster have claimed at least one title, and of that group, four have won two and six have won three, making them one of the ...

Author: 0 Tottenham title push has some positives, says Pat Nevin

Chelsea re-established their seven-point lead atop the Premier League with a 3-1 victory at Bournemouth . " We have to continue in this way to play game by game and be focused and concentrated, because for sure Tottenham have a great desire to win the title ", Conte added.

Author: 0 Paulo Dybala Juventus hero shuts down exit reports

As a result, two first goals came from the midfield zones. The Spanish press was more effusive about Buffon, calling the 2006 World Cup victor a "legend" and using the word "divine" to describe his save as they raved about him and Dybala being the orchestrators of Barcelona's downfall.

Author: 0 Senators hope to grow from third-period collapse

Ottawa's first go-around against the Bergeron line, which included wingers Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak , went about as poorly as expected, and was probably the biggest reason why the Senators weren't able to win Game 1. "I've got option A, B, C and D in my mind and I'm ready to switch real quick so we'll see where we go with that". "I'll have some nerves, but not a lot", he said after practice Tuesday as his team prepared to travel to Ottawa .

Author: 0 Neymar has Barcelona teammates' support but must learn - Mascherano

See, after Neymar was sent off, the 25-year-old Brazilian apparently dealt out a sarcastic slow clap toward the fourth official, which was recorded in the match log. Visibly upset, Neymar began his departure from the pitch and sarcastically applauded one of the match officials as he made his way toward the locker room.

Author: 0 High-scoring lines face off when Predators meet Blackhawks

Alex Ovehckin and the Capitals win the oh-so-elusive, highly sought Lord Stanley's Cup . Here is where I really get insane. It's higher than 50 percent, so I'll take it as a small victory. We're excited. St. Louis was a good team a year ago, but we've turned the page here. "A lot of things are different, I'm a year older now". It's not often that we are the Blackhawks lose a playoff game at home and tonight was kind of a shocker.

Author: 0 Timberwolves serve as sparring partner for Rockets' work on the boards

Rookie Buddy Hield led the Kings with a game-high 30 points, complementing Lawson's first career triple-double, and Sacramento concluded the debut season in its new arena by beating Phoenix for the third time in four meetings. As for Towns, he finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Ryan Anderson made consecutive 3-pointers to start that run and Capela capped it with back-to-back baskets.

Author: 0 Niki Lauda: 'Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel battle to be season-long'

But Hamilton said the race in Shanghai could easily have been much closer and he expects a stiff challenge in 2017 from what he called the best Ferrari team in a decade. But the triple world champion is revelling in the new dynamic of his fight with Vettel. "So there will be days where we're up and down - like in Melbourne where he did the better job and I acknowledged that".

Author: 0 Lexi Thompson Loses LPGA Major After TV Viewer Calls In Penalty

Thompson asked . Assured it wasn't, she said, "This is ridiculous". An emotional Lexi Thompson insisted her costly rule breach at the ANA Inspiration was "100 per cent not intentional" as she suffered heartbreak at the first major of 2017.

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