Sport Durant shines in Warriors playoff debut in Game 1 win
Author: 0 Durant shines in Warriors playoff debut in Game 1 win

Nurkic's arrival in Portland wasn't just good for the Blazers , it was good for the big man, too. The Warriors are first in the league in scoring with 115.9 points per game and they are also first in the league in assists per game with 30.4.

Author: 0 NHL Playoffs: Toronto, Ottawa win in overtime

Now the Leafs get to go for the lead in Game 3 on Monday night in front of their own fans, who will surely forget their usual corporate reserve and be screaming their heads off at the Air Canada Centre, not to mention the really insane ones a few steps away in Maple Leaf Square in front of the big screen.

Sport Giants Place Posey On 7-Day DL, Select Federowicz, Designate Blackburn
Author: 0 Giants Place Posey On 7-Day DL, Select Federowicz, Designate Blackburn

Athletic trainer Dave Groeschner sprinted toward the plate and Bochy was right behind. "We just couldn't get the big hit", Giants manager Bruce Bochy said after his team's sixth loss in nine games. Crawford was referring to Joe Panik , who experienced delayed concussion symptoms after being hit by a pitch in the head and ended up missing almost a month.

Sport Rays hit 4 HRs off Porcello; Archer ends long skid vs Bosox
Author: 0 Rays hit 4 HRs off Porcello; Archer ends long skid vs Bosox

Boston acquired the six-foot-six left-hander from the White Sox for four prospects during the off-season. The Rays had to lean heavily on their bullpen, but they were up to the task for the vast majority of the game. "I'll be in there tomorrow". For a team that already has Jackie Bradley Jr., David Price and Tyler Thornburg on the disabled list - not to mention a long list of players who missed time with the flu - news of Ramirez's relatively minor injury felt like a stroke of luck.

Author: 0 Cavaliers Blew Big Lead In OT 126-125 Defeat At Hawks

Atlanta has as much depth and talent as anyone in the league so why not consider the best-case scenario, which is Dwight Howard and company finding their stride at the flawless time of the year. At 42-38, they are one game ahead of Milwaukee for fifth place in the East. We're late getting to him, late chasing him off screens. "They did a phenomenal job of coming in".

Author: 0 Vettel wins Bahrain Grand Prix ahead of Hamilton

He became the second retirement of the day. With Bottas losing power in his rear tires, Vettel sensed it was the right time to pit for new tires on lap 11. The Spaniard was back in 13th place, some 37s behind the leader. Meanwhile, Hamilton had eaten away Vettel's gap to 3.9s by lap 32. Firstly when the German, starting third on the grid, blasted out of his blocks and made up the nine-metre difference to Hamilton by the time the title protagonists reached turn one.

Author: 0 Butler, Bulls rally to beat Celtics 101-94 in series opener

Game 2 of the best-of-seven series will be Tuesday at the TD Garden. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 102.9 points, 46.3 rebounds and 22.6 assists per game. The Bulls also had their moments of fallibility. Game 3 - Friday: Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m. Late in the second quarter Wade intercepted an errant pass by Thomas, but got hung on the front of the rim as he attempted a dunk on the fast break.

Author: 0 F1: Lewis Hamilton coasts to fifth Chinese Grand Prix title

Ricciardo took fourth behind Verstappen after a furious late scrap between the two Red Bulls with Raikkonen finishing in fifth ahead of fellow Finn Valtteri Bottas' Mercedes. The results in Melbourne and Shanghai have raised hopes that the early-season rivalry between a duo with seven Formula One championships between them and locked on 43 points apiece in the overall standings, could become a full-blown title duel.

Author: 0 Lucas Perez infuriates fans with Instagram post during Crystal Palace defeat

Large sections of Arsenal's support ended the night with a chorus of "Arsene Wenger, we want you to go" and " you're not fit to wear the shirt " - with protests against the 67-year-old likely to ramp up. After the right-back was criticised by Arsenal fans, the defender tweeted: "Morning run to recover from a hard night", accompanied with a picture of him running alongside a beach.

Author: 0 Will the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians overlap again?

However, it was anything but easy as the Cavs, who had a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, had to withstand a strong comeback by the Pacers. The Cleveland Cavaliers began their National Basketball Association title defense with a nail-biting win over the Indiana Pacers, 109-108, on Saturday, April 15, 2017 , in Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena.

Author: 0 Blues top Wild 3-1, grab 3-0 series lead

St. Louis' first goal of the game allowed it to revert to its protect-the-net-at-all-costs style that worked in each of the first two games of the series. I mean, it's playoffs". The St. Louis Blues' David Perron (57) and the Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal (12) fight for possession in of the puck during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday.

Author: 0 Playoff experience gives Sharks an edge in Game 1 win over Oilers

San Jose had the task of killing an Edmonton power play while down not one, but two skaters for as much as 1:41. Additionally, they managed a goal against the Sharks , and it can do more damage. A 20-year-old oilfield worker won $348,534 at an Eskimos game in 2014. MONTREAL - Tanner Glass scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves to help NY beat Montreal 2-0 in Game 1 of their first-round series.

Author: 0 Stevens: Thomas 'intention to play' after sister's death

Thomas did not address the media afterward, but his teammates said emotion tailed him throughout the day. "Jimmy is going to have his turn to guard him ". The series is also a big one for the Bulls on several fronts. "We have not even gone there with Isaiah - we just have to leave him to his thoughts", the team source said.

Author: 0 Blue Jackets' Calvert suspended 1 game for hit on Kuhnhackl

We are going to focus on the one game in front of us. The game started off quick right off the bat with a lot of great action on both ends of the ice. "We've got to come to work tomorrow, try to get better and make sure we come out with same excitement we have in the first three games, and just try to sustain it for 60 minutes".

Author: 0 New Playoffs, Same Problems For The Clippers

While it is still not known how long Gobert might be out, we now know the details of his injury, as Shams Charania of The Vertical reports that Gobert suffered a hyperextension and bone bruise of his left knee. There's more riding on this series for the Clippers than just the rest of the season. Hayward will nearly certainly opt out of the final years of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent for the first time.

Sport Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Acquitted Of Double Murder
Author: 0 Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Acquitted Of Double Murder

Lloyd, who was the boyfriend of Hernandez's fiancée's sister, was killed in an industrial park near Hernandez's house. The verdict came down one day short of the two-year anniversary of Hernandez' conviction in the Lloyd case. However, Hernandez's attorneys have appealed for a new trial in that case. The two men's relatives sobbed audibly and uncontrollably in court Friday.

Author: 0 Is Panic Setting Over The Cleveland Cavaliers?

LeBron James scored 32 points as defending National Basketball Association champions the Cleveland Cavaliers survived a scare to win their opening play-off game 109-108 against the Indiana Pacers. Totals 42-78 14-27 109. 3-Point Goals: 11-24, .458 (George 6-8, Teague 2-5, Brooks 1-2, Ellis 1-3, Miles 1-3, T.Young 0-1, Stephenson 0-2). IN has been in playoff mode for weeks and George carried the Pacers down the stretch go to get them into the postseason by averaging 32.8 points, 8.2 ...

Author: 0 INTEGRIS Game Day Report: Thunder at Memphis Grizzlies

Cavaliers 122, Magic 102: LeBron James notched his second straight triple-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists , Kevin Love scored 28 and Cleveland sank 18 3-pointers against Orlando. "I think that's important, especially for us to get ready for the playoffs", Westbrook said. Without him in the line-up, Westbrook is proving that he can be a superstar on his own and lead the Thunder to the playoffs.

Author: 0 Golf roundup: DeLaet, Donald share RBC Heritage lead

DeLaet and Donald are a couple of shots clear of the field, but Harbour Town is posing a tough challenge this week, which will likely prevent anybody from running away from the chase pack over the next two days. He has led entering the final round in two of the past three years. "At 10, I missed an eight-footer for birdie, and I birdied 11 and 12", he said.

Sport NBA star Isaiah Thomas' sister killed in car accident
Author: 0 NBA star Isaiah Thomas' sister killed in car accident

Boston head coach Brad Stevens spoke with the media prior to Sunday's game and provided an update on his star player. On a day Damian Lillard and C.J. "I don't think my job is to separate the two, it's to be there with the rest of the guys to support Isaiah". Game two of the series is on Tuesday night in Boston .

Author: 0 Stoke City 1 Liverpool 2: Coutinho and Firmino shine in comeback win

Klopp hailed a "massive" victory at Stoke after his exhausted and injured Brazilians rescued three points. Coutinho hit the equaliser, before compatriot Roberto Firmino scored the victor two minutes later. We thought he might be good enough for 30 minutes. Coutinho, forced off in Wednesday's draw against Bournemouth after being sick at half-time, is a major doubt for Saturday's trip to Stoke leaving Klopp with a major selection headache.

Author: 0 Hamilton secures first win of F1 season

Lewis Hamilton dominated the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix , driving from pole to finish at the front for his firts win of 2017. Though he never led by less than six seconds during the final stint, Sebastian Vettel kept pushing in the closing portion of the race to ensure the Mercedes driver had to respond with good laps of his own - including the fastest lap of the race late on.

Author: 0 D'Arnaud homers in 16th, Mets beat Marlins 9-8

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Edinson Volquez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins , Friday, April 14, 2017, in Miami . The Mets almost tied the score in the fifth on a long drive to left by Flores. Left fielder Marcell Ozuna leaped and hung on to the top of the left-field wall to catch a fly ball hit by Wilmer Flores in the fifth inning.

Sport Toothless Bayern held to 0-0 draw by 10-man Leverkusen
Author: 0 Toothless Bayern held to 0-0 draw by 10-man Leverkusen

Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti feels his side deserved more than the usual point from their Bundesliga brush with 10-guy Bayer Leverkusen, which finished goalless. Then Mueller and Arturo Vidal both had shots cleared on 52 minutes just before Jedjav's dismissal for a second yellow. Ancelotti sent Robben, Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm on - the Dutchman making his 250th competitive appearance for the club - in a bid to improve his side's creative prowess, but a goal that would have ...

Author: 0 Butler drops 30 points as Bulls steal Game 1 in Boston

Al Horford was one of the players that helped pick up the slack when Thomas came out a little flat, finishing with 19 points, eight assists and seven rebounds . Mazzulla dropped 39 points in the state championship game that season, and was named the Rhode Island Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior and senior.

Sport Wesley Bryan takes RBC Heritage in South Carolina homecoming
Author: 0 Wesley Bryan takes RBC Heritage in South Carolina homecoming

Bryan would birdie the 15th hole to take the outright lead and eventually win his first PGA Tour event. Englishman Luke Donald finished one stroke back. "I just keep trying, obviously it's a place I feel comfortable and I like and I've had a lot of success. I get to sleep in my own bed and tee it up".

Sport Yoenis Cespedes blasts three HRs in Mets' 7-homer explosion
Author: 0 Yoenis Cespedes blasts three HRs in Mets' 7-homer explosion

Addison Reed allowed Brock Stassi's solo homer in the ninth but recovered to earn his second save. "He was hitting them out like a driving range", Collins said. Seth Lugo was diagnosed with a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament and though he has chosen not to have Tommy John surgery at this point, is out at least a couple weeks.

Author: 0 Barcelona Sporting Director Confirms Club Are Interested in Bringing Back Gerard Deulofeu

Barca sports chief Robert Fernandez has confirmed their intentions, but Deulofeu doesn't want to be messed about. However, the Blaugrana still have a buy-back clause worth €12m to bring him back from Everton over the summer. The 23-year-old has enjoyed a resurgence in form at the San Siro and was recalled to the Spain squad for last month's friendly against France. Regardless of how the deal plays out, Everton are likely to benefit from it financially.

Author: 0 Isco's last minute goal gives Madrid 3-2 victory over Gijon

A looping header from Mikel Vesga put the Asturian side back in front five minutes into the second half. Vesga then scored a looping header before Alvaro Morata levelled with his head and Isco got the 20-yard victor. It is the hard part of this job". Mariano Diaz was introduced 20 minutes from time as Zidane looked to complete the turnaround, and a low Marcelo strike was deflected just wide of the post in the 72nd minute as Sporting came under a siege of pressure.

Author: 0 Harden has 37 points; Rockets rout Thunder, Westbrook 118-87

The worst stretch of offense came in a stretch of almost five minutes from 10:12 to 5:03 in which the Thunder committed five turnovers and went 1-of-6 from the field. They also dominated the rebounding with 28-21 edge on the boards in the first half. Houston scored the next nine points, capped by consecutive 3-pointers by Beverley to make it 73-64 midway through the period.

Author: 0 Johnson's Buzzer Beater Stuns Clippers in Game 1

He has now made an NBA-best eight game-winning shots at the buzzer during the regular season and the playoffs in the last 10 seasons. Joe Johnson hit that floater as time expired to win the game for the Jazz. Game 4, which the Clippers won, was played at the Anaheim Convention Center for precautionary reasons. "That's a good week I have to get ready". Derrick Favors has been bothered by knee injuries all year, the Doughy Frenchman (Boris Diaw) could be a spokesman for Pillsbury at this point, ...

Sport Braun, Thames Homer to Power Brewers
Author: 0 Braun, Thames Homer to Power Brewers

I was thinking too much. When I hit it, I was like, 'Did I just hit another one? No thanks. Give me the Brewers to take 3 of 4 from this set. "It's a long season". NOTES: Cincinnati recalled OF Jesse Winker from Triple-A Louisville and optioned RHP Barrett Astin. Sal Romano of Southington made his Major League debut Sunday afternoon for the Cincinnati Reds in a showdown with Milwaukee Brewers.

Sport Son Heung-Min shines twice as Tottenham chase Chelsea
Author: 0 Son Heung-Min shines twice as Tottenham chase Chelsea

The win over Watford saw Spurs temporarily close the gap on Chelsea at the top of the table to four points before the Blues won at Bournemouth later in the day. Then, after the break, Heung Min-Son bagged a superb brace himself. It was a reminder of the ruthless streak that numerous world's best players have possessed and that occasionally landed Beckham and Gerrard in hot water.

Sport Blue Jackets' Calvert to face hearing for hit on Kuhnhackl
Author: 0 Blue Jackets' Calvert to face hearing for hit on Kuhnhackl

He scored with 2:27 left in the third period of Game 2 to give St. Louis the 2-1 win. The Blues received goals from Colton Parayko , Jaden Schwartz, and Alexander Steen in the win, but this was once again about the play of Allen in net. That, and there's also a lot of truth to his message, as the Wild have been the better team in the best-of-seven series except for the fact that Allen has been absolutely spectacular between the pipes.

Author: 0 Iheanacho gets 17 minutes as Man City returns

No player has made more assists than his 63 in England's top flight since his City debut in August 2010, and he topped the assists table for three successive seasons. "I don't like the defenders to just defend and the strikers just to score goals". Michael Dawson. No one in the City ranks had a particularly good day but Dawson will have been pleased to get 90 minutes under his belt once again.

Author: 0 Former Gamecock makes Major League Baseball debut Wednesday with Yankees

With their first back-to-back losses of the year under their belt, the Rays will look to salvage the series finale tomorrow night at Yankee Stadium. Weeks made him pay for one major mistake, a thigh-high 2-2 fastball that got too much of the plate, a long two-run homer in the first innings, but it didn't shake the young left-hander.

Sport UEFA criticised over Dortmund match decision
Author: 0 UEFA criticised over Dortmund match decision

Dortmund lost 3-2 to Monaco in the first leg of their quarterfinal on Wednesday. "You have to know this is also our dream, our dream to reach the semi-final, and the team didn't feel they were in the best condition to focus and concentrate for a game at this level in which details make the difference".

Author: 0 Johnson's drive at buzzer lifts Jazz over Clippers in Game 1

Despite the absence of Utah's best rim protector, the Clippers turned in a lackluster offensive performance, scoring just 95 points and allowing the Jazz to dictate the pace of the game. For all the talk of the Clippers' core facing a reckoning this summer if they don't exorcise their playoff demons, the Jazz enter the offseason at their own treacherous crossroads.

Author: 0 Shorthand Goals are Downfall of Sharks, Oilers Tie Series

Experience definitely appeared to be a factor in the San Jose Sharks taking a 1-0 series lead in their first round playoff series with the Edmonton Oilers. The Sharks had more than three power plays just three times in their final 14 games of the season. The San Jose Sharks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 3-2.

Author: 0 National Hockey League roundup: Blues, Sharks both win in OT

Winger Joonas Donskoi came around behind the net and fed the puck in front on the backhand to Ward, who then redirected the puck past Oilers goalie Cam Talbot. On the other side of the argument, the Oilers have to make the most of their power play. Another injured forward could return Friday in Joe Thornton, who sat out the last three regular-season contests as well as the series opener due to a knee issue.

Sport Man United beats Chelsea 2-0 to open up EPL title race
Author: 0 Man United beats Chelsea 2-0 to open up EPL title race

United's reliance on 28-goal Ibrahimovic this season has been a bugbear for Mourinho, who has openly criticised his attackers for not taking their chances. "With Liverpool and Manchester City victories, if we don't win then goodbye Premier League", Mourinho said. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte blamed himself for the defeat, claiming he failed to motivate his players for the clash.

Sport Thornton returns to lineup for Sharks in Game 3 vs. Oilers
Author: 0 Thornton returns to lineup for Sharks in Game 3 vs. Oilers

The two short-handed goals - one by Zack Kassian and the other by Connor McDavid - were all the Oilers needed in a 2-0 victory to even the Western Conference quarter-final series at one game apiece. We weren't hungry enough. The biggest change was putting two defensemen on the ice during power plays instead of incorporating a fourth forward to play opposite rear guard Brent Burns.

Author: 0 Leicester boss not willing to 'risk' key defender

This is a good time for Palace to play Leicester , who are in between both legs of their Champions League quarter-final with Atletico Madrid. It was a goal reminiscent of Leicester's title-winning exploits last season, but this year's defensive frailties returned less than two minutes later when Yohan Cabaye reacted quickest to Schlupp's blocked shot to sweep home.

Author: 0 Despite tough talk on North Korea, Trump's options limited

North Korea tried to fire a missile it introduced few hours ago at a military parade - but the launch was an embarrassing failure after the weapon failed and blew up nearly immediately. Beijing has long feared that economic collapse in North Korea would flood China with refugees and leave it to deal with chaos on the Korean peninsula.

Author: 0 Guarding Bucks' Giannis presents Raptors a playoff puzzle

The Raptors star has been known to struggle in the opening game of the playoffs scoring a low 11 points, seven assists in 2016 and seven points, four assists in 2015. At least based on Saturday's series opener, the only bucks Lowry should be anxious about are the Milwaukee Bucks . But as his second trip to the playoffs looms, he boasts a freakish level of skill as well, as Raptors coach Dwane Casey knows all too well.

Author: 0 Ovechkin on 2018 Games: 'I'm still going'

The IOC would not agree to cover those costs again in 2018, which was said to be a major factor for NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. Some players, however, have already said they would play in Pyeongchang no matter what and the NHL's decision also earned a rebuke from the players' union.

Author: 0 Real Madrid stuns Bayern to take lead in CL tie

Robert Lewandowski has given Bayern Munich a fitness boost ahead of their Champions League quarterfinal second leg with Real Madrid by returning to training on Sunday. The second half was all for Real Madrid. Soon after the first goal, Bayern and Vidal got one more opportunity to score by penalty but the midfielder failed to score, reports BBC .

Author: 0 Predicted Man United Starting XI vs Chelsea FC

It will be the third time Mourinho faces his former employers this season, having previously lost the last two matches. I want to try and win with my team. What they are saying: "You say it's emotional but, for me, it's a game,". Chelsea starting eleven especially their full backs Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso have played a really important role for Chelsea this season and his absence was felt in their rare defeat against Crystal Palace .

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