Sport Fizdale, Grizzlies show fire in Game 2 loss
Author: 0 Fizdale, Grizzlies show fire in Game 2 loss

Leonard was a ideal 19 for 19, more than the Grizzlies attempted as a team which was only 15. The Spurs also got a career playoff high from Kawhi Leonard with 37 points. That's unacceptable. That's unprofessional. We have to get to that mountaintop. Aside from sporadic injuries here and there - most notable a back injury that set Conley back 10 games this season - he's been great in leading the Grizzlies to their seventh straight postseason appearance.

Author: 0 Man United loss a wake-up call for Chelsea, says Cahill

Chelsea will turn their immediate attention to Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham at Wembley before hosting Southampton in the league on April 25. "The belief in the way we play is so important for us". Whilst missing out on third would not be catastrophic, there are plenty of incentives for Liverpool to finish as high as possible, rather than just holding on for a top four position.

Sport Arsene Wenger Explains 3-4-3 Switch After Arsenal Win At Boro
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger Explains 3-4-3 Switch After Arsenal Win At Boro

Overall I felt that it worked quite well because we won the game. Wenger had made six changes from the team that produced a shocker at Crystal Palace last Monday, and despite enjoying the bulk of possession early on, they struggled to breakdown a resolute Boro backline led by the formidable Daniel Ayala.

Sport Kevin Durant (Left Calf Strain) Questionable For Game 2
Author: 0 Kevin Durant (Left Calf Strain) Questionable For Game 2

A playoff series that began as a story of two key injuries scripted a new chapter on the eve of Game 2 on Wednesday night. The Warriors swept the Trail Blazers 4-0 in the regular season, with all four meetings occurring before the All-Star break.

Author: 0 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: Rangers take 2-1 series lead

To that end, the Canadiens opted to hold a video session Monday. Both teams entered Sunday night a combined 0-14 on the man advantage but only the Rangers' woes continued as they are now 0-10 on the power play this series . That they did as Lundqvist's counterpart, Carey Price (30 saves), was almost as good but still the second-best goalie with the Rangers creating more havoc around his crease.

Sport Barca manager urges fans to help launch another comeback against Juventus
Author: 0 Barca manager urges fans to help launch another comeback against Juventus

We are free from pressure. "We only have one option and that is to attack, to attack and to keep attacking", the Barcelona coach said at his pre-match press conference. And if he hits the heights at the Camp Nou , after a period of relative quiet, we could be in for a very special occasion. "The ideal game it's the game that will allow us to qualify for the semi-finals", Allegri said.

Sport Joe Johnson scored all of his points on Blake Griffin last night
Author: 0 Joe Johnson scored all of his points on Blake Griffin last night

He communicated to his players throughout the year how he wants them to play, what the goals are and why and how they should deal with things. After flaming out in each of the past three playoffs in heartbreaking fashion, the Clippers find themselves facing the prospect of going back to a raucous Salt Lake City trailing by two games if they can't find a way to win Game 2 on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Andersen back for playoffs

The Toronto Maple Leafs completed the Stanley Cup Playoffs field by clinching the 16th and last berth with a 5-3 win against the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins at Air Canada Centre on Saturday. Columbus will likely rest some of their starters in preparation for the postseason, but fans would no doubt feel more comfortable if they pulled off a victory.

Author: 0 Blazers need more than just Lillard, McCollum vs Warriors

The memorable moments Sunday weren't deep 3-pointers or fancy passing, but rather two of Green's blocked shots that came at the rim that jarred the Blazers and caused fans to celebrate. "At some point you have to make them miss". In somewhat surprising news, the Warriors announced Kevin Durant (left calf), Shaun Livingston (right index finger, hand contusion) and Matt Barnes (right ankle, foot sprain), are all questionable for Game 2 Wednesday against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Sport Patriots WR Danny Amendola reportedly agrees to 2017 pay cut
Author: 0 Patriots WR Danny Amendola reportedly agrees to 2017 pay cut

He was scheduled to make $6 million during the 2017 season before this agreement, Field Yates reported via Twitter. Yates does note the $6M that Amendola was going to make, but not the exact terms. Finding comparable production at a much lower cost seems like a fairly easy proposition, although Amendola's contributions on special teams add to his value.

Author: 0 Bayern keeper Neuer breaks foot, season in doubt

Sergio Ramos then put through his own net to send the game to extra time before the Vidal sending off. And we began to doubt a bit. "The (red) card for Arturo wasn't a card and then the two goals from Cristiano are offside so clearly we are not happy.

Author: 0 Hat-trick hero Ronaldo first to 100 Champions League goals

Bayern made their final change before the game went to extra time as Joshua Kimmich came on for Lewandowski . Robert Lewandowski, who is recovering from a right shoulder injury that ruled him out of the first leg, should be available for Bayern .

Sport Patriots sign Super Bowl hero Butler, may trade him
Author: 0 Patriots sign Super Bowl hero Butler, may trade him

While the news and reports surrounding Butler is likely far from over, the Patriots made it clear Tuesday that Super Bowl LI hero running back James White is in the franchise's long-term plans. The Bills stand to lose running back Mike Gillislee a year after failing to match the Patriots' offer to sign receiver Chris Hogan. If Buffalo does not decide to match, then New England will have to send over a fifth-round pick as compensation for Gillislee's tender.

Author: 0 Bruins Show Work Ethic By Practicing, Now Need To Address 3 Issues

The home crowd, already uneasy, saw the Bruins give up another one when Hoffman scored again on the power play at 3:42. When it appeared as though they were deader than disco, they came back from a three-goal deficit in the second period, brought the TD Garden to life and had several chances to win in regulation.

Sport Schwarber, Cubs rally past Brewers to snap 4-game skid
Author: 0 Schwarber, Cubs rally past Brewers to snap 4-game skid

The Cubs were down four runs at the time but outscored the Brewers 7-1 the rest of the way. Lackey went six innings, allowing four runs, all earned, on seven hits and a walk while striking out two in taking his second loss of the season. The second base that was used in the ninth inning of Game 5 at Wrigley Field, when the Cubs won their first World Series game at home since 1945, went for $43,025.

Sport Pirates' Starling Marte suspended 80 games for PEDs
Author: 0 Pirates' Starling Marte suspended 80 games for PEDs

It's not just any two starters, either. He is now hitting.250/.341/.389 with five doubles in 10 Triple-A games, and the scouting report says "he's an average hitter with at least average power". McCutchen is glad to return to the spot that he played with distinction for most of his career. Andrew McCutchen, who moved to right after playing his first eight seasons in center, made two nice running catches on balls that appeared ticketed for extra bases.

Author: 0 My future not affecting players - Wenger after

Wenger was once again quizzed about his future as he continues to put any announcement regarding his future on hold, but decided once again to speak of his determination to change the fortunes of the club he's managed since 1996. Unsurprisingly, both have been linked with moves away from the Emirates at the end of the season as a result of a lack of game-time this term. "It's really odd because we were for a long time unbeaten away from home.

Sport Striker says Sunderland mist be predictable against West Ham
Author: 0 Striker says Sunderland mist be predictable against West Ham

The Hammers will next host Everton at the London Stadium a week from today. "We've been missing loads of players". He said: "I've not had chance to think about myself and how I'm feeling". "(Our struggles are) a little bit because of problems within the dressing room but that's for us to deal with it. There was a large slice of luck to the winger's opening goal, as he curled the ball straight into the net from a corner.

Sport Sizzling Isco looks for chance to lead Madrid to glory
Author: 0 Sizzling Isco looks for chance to lead Madrid to glory

With the Madrid derby ending in a tie, it was the best possible result for Barcelona as they now had a chance to equalize Real Madrid's 72 points if they were to get the win on the road against Malaga. The lead did not last long, however, as man-of-the-match Isco danced away from two defenders before curling into the top corner. The eccentric former Arsenal captain didn't disappoint in his first press conference where he promised to "kick some players' arse" in an uphill battle to save ...

Author: 0 Ronaldo hits 100th European goal, making history

Robert Lewandowski will be ready to face Real Madrid when Bayern Munich visit the Santiago Bernabeu for the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday (18 April). "We did it again and I was very happy for scoring two goals because it helped Madrid win". Hopefully, it will be another great game and that Real Madrid can demonstrate they can win the Champions League and a League title in the same year.

Author: 0 GRIII could return for Pacers for Game 2

The Pacers were led by 32 points from Paul George. Still, James came away encouraged. "But we're right there on turning the switch on what we really can become". "It doesn't bother me", Lue said . Irving went 0 of 9 from the big line and only took a single missed shot from the charity stripe. "We needed that spark".

Author: 0 Guardiola: Man City's Target Now Is Top Four, Not EPL Title

Speaking on BT Sport after the Reds' 2-2 draw against Bournemouth on Wednesday night, Gerrard believes his former club will be up there, alongside Manchester City . Nonetheless, Chelsea are favourites to pick up a 24th Premier League win of the campaign on Saturday, although Conte may look to make some changes to keep players fit and fresh ahead of the run in.

Author: 0 Rangers aim to locate missing offense vs. Canadiens

Mitchell moved the puck to Weber, who passed back to Mitchell for the tap-in goal that made it 1-1. "Chucky did everything, I just had to put int in", Weber said. "It's no secret we've been really disappointed with the way things have been going at home the past two years here in the playoffs, so we needed this win for this series , but also moving forward".

Author: 0 Penguins-Blue Jackets Sums

In 2010, Hartnell played a role in the Philadelphia Flyers' comeback from a 3-0 deficit against the Boston Bruins to win a first-round series. Trailing 3-1 after one period, the Penguins started the second as the aggressors and responded with two goals from Rust to tie the score at 3.

Author: 0 Blues Win, Take 3-0 Series Lead Over Wild

The marker was also the Blues' first on the power play in the opening round. The goal was the third in 23 playoff games for Parayko, who scored four goals in 81 games this season. "It's a good start for us, but the job's not over yet", Schwartz said. When you have three games that were as close as ours, it doesn't take a lot to turn it over.

Author: 0 Predators beat the Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime, lead series 3-0

For the Blackhawks , championships are their one goal . We can be that team to try and frustrate them and put pressure on them, especially in their own building in the next game. The 3-0 series lead is thanks in large to Rinne, who pitched shutouts in Games 1 and 2 and now has a.974 save percentage through the first three games.

Sport Marcelo: No simple games for Real Madrid after Gijon panic
Author: 0 Marcelo: No simple games for Real Madrid after Gijon panic

Madrid went behind a second time, before Morata equalised and Isco scored a late victor to keep Los Blancos in the clear. No sooner will their European showdown have come and gone Madrid will find themselves heading into what is comfortably their biggest game of the season - a La Liga " El Clasico " showdown with Barcelona .

Author: 0 Bucks, Jazz and Bulls look for 2-0 leads on April 18

I wanted to get to my spot - get to my spot and let it go. "He's a competitor. He's a fighter", said Casey. Lowry responded the next morning by saying he'll have to be more aggressive and "force more shots" come Game 2 . Any potential suitors, including the Raptors , may be a bit hesitant to give big money to a player that often goes dark in the playoffs. DeRozan joked that Toronto is like a vintage auto whose engine needs a little time to warm up before it starts humming.

Author: 0 Chicago Bulls: Takeaways From Game 1 Win Over Boston Celtics

Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler scored 22 points each, leading six Bulls players in double figures. Much of that energy would have been better spent on the defensive end; instead, they allowed the Bulls to shoot 56.8 in the second half. There was a moment of silence after the grieving Thomas led his teammates onto the floor and just before the playing of the United States national anthem.

Author: 0 Butler, Bulls claim Game 1 over Boston

Thomas added six assists in five rebounds, but it was not enough as Chicago upset the top-seeded Celtics 106-102 on Sunday night. He was playing about 37 hours after his 22-year-old sister had been killed in a auto crash in Washington and, while most people were moved by his emotions, Charles Barkley was not.

Author: 0 Ronaldo hat trick puts Madrid into Champions League semis

However, the Portuguese's second and third goals were offside, whilst visitors Bayern had Arturo Vidal sent off five minutes from the end of normal time. "I'll stick with the good things, the team were very good, we played very well". It's clear we're not happy with this. "We wanted to go through and there's a lot of anger in that a match of such intensity is decided by the referee".

Author: 0 Birmingham turns to Redknapp after Zola debacle

After joining the Hammers as assistant to Billy Bonds, Redknapp took the hot seat in 1994 with the club about to start their second season in the recently-formed Premiership. I've gone in there, said I'll do it. He took charge of Jordan for two World Cup qualifiers previous year, and worked as an adviser to Derby County last season.

Sport F1: I f****d it up, fumes Bahrain GP runner-up Lewis Hamilton
Author: 0 F1: I f****d it up, fumes Bahrain GP runner-up Lewis Hamilton

Formula One world champions Mercedes may have to increasingly favour Lewis Hamilton over new teammate Valtteri Bottas to counter the threat posed by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel this season. But in terms of pure racing, he was denied the chance to try and fend off Hamilton and keep second place for himself. On his way to winning Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel found his mind wandering already to next week's first in-season Formula One test and how much he was looking ...

Author: 0 United States says chemical weapons attack in Syria was 'war crime'

As the Federal Bureau of Investigation and multiple congressional committees investigate potential collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign, the president can point to his hard-line stance on Assad as evidence he's willing to stand up to Putin.

Author: 0 Celtics clinch No. 1 seed in East

The Celtics were playing only their 36th game with their preferred starting lineup of Isaiah Thomas , Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder , Al Horford , and Amir Johnson . Heat 110, Wizards 102: Goran Dragic scored 28 points, Hassan Whiteside added 24 points and 18 rebounds , and Miami defeated Washington while being eliminated from the National Basketball Association playoffs.

Sport Real Madrid and FC Barcelona in opposite form
Author: 0 Real Madrid and FC Barcelona in opposite form

We know it won't be easy - Real Madrid are very strong at home, but we have to play as if we were at home ourselves. Coming in behind Ronaldo in these rankings are Lionel Messi (97 goals) and Raúl (76). Atletico played wel l Wednesday and should have done better than the narrow 1-0 victory, but the players and coach Diego Simeone were celebrating the advantage they will be carrying into the return match on Tuesday.

Sport Claudio Bravo returned for Manchester City against Hull
Author: 0 Claudio Bravo returned for Manchester City against Hull

Silva was, naturally, also involved in City's second, a Guardiola-hallmarked 20-pass confection starting with goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and ending as Sergio Aguero claimed his 10th goal in 10 matches. "I always said he had to score more goals because if Silva scored more goals you can not imagine what he would have been because he has absolutely everything else - the quality, the mentality, and a great competitor".

Sport 'Leicester want more Champions League football'
Author: 0 'Leicester want more Champions League football'

Leicester's already hard task now took on Everest-like proportions as they were required to score three goals against a mean defence, who had leaked only four so far in the competition. Asked if he wanted to lead the club back to the Champions League , he said: "It's not in my hands". "I hope the benefit is they want some more of it".

Author: 0 Real Madrid v Bayern Munich

The Portugal worldwide netted twice in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie to hand Madrid a 2-1 lead ahead of the return and Ancelotti is desperate to avoid a repeat of last week's scenario. "We have a strong team and we know we can score away from home too", Lahm said. For starters, Lewandowski has scored 38 goals in 40 appearances in all competitions this year.

Sport Red Sox clinch win 8-7 over Jays who suffer another loss
Author: 0 Red Sox clinch win 8-7 over Jays who suffer another loss

The Blue Jays just can't seem to catch a break lately, as they continue to struggle out the gate to open the 2017 regular season, losing 8-5 on Tuesday night. The Blue Jays sent Marcus Stroman to the hill against youngster Brian Johnson , with Stroman taking his second loss of the young season, and Johnson picking up his first big league win.

Author: 0 Kompany: Goal is way of giving back to City fans

Leroy Sane drilled in Kevin de Bruyne's pass after a quick counter, with Sergio Aguero's far-post volley sealing it. Two soon became three following another De Bruyne assist, this time racing to the byline and floating the ball into a risky area for Aguero to power home his 11th goal in 11 outings.

Author: 0 Ronaldo hat-trick sends Real Madrid into semi-finals after thriller

Ronaldo was jeered before inspiring Madrid to a 4-2 extra-time win and 6-3 aggregate success, sending it into the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. But the game was marred by some dodgy refereeing: Bayern's Viktor Real was sent off and two of Ronaldo's goals in extra time were clearly off-side.

Sport Warriors Durant, Livingston Questionable For Game 2
Author: 0 Warriors Durant, Livingston Questionable For Game 2

The hosts led 31-27 at the end of the first quarter but the 2 sides went to the locker room tied at 56 apiece at the break. One way to look at it: The Trail Blazers took their best shot, landed it early and directly on the Warriors' starry tandem.

Sport Blue Jays LHP Happ joins 3B Donaldson on DL
Author: 0 Blue Jays LHP Happ joins 3B Donaldson on DL

I still believe our bats will get going. He pitched his first complete game since 2014 on Wednesday when held the Milwaukee Brewers to seven hits, one walk and two runs in nine innings in taking the loss. "They just take a portion of that nail, right around where the blister was and just cut it back", Gibbons said. "The velocity is probably not where it was two springs ago, but improved over a year ago".