Boston are the first number one seed to lose the first two games of an opening-round playoff series since the Phoenix Suns in 1993. That meant Butler playing the role of facilitator, Rondo playing the role of agitator, and Dwyane Wade waking up after a three-quarter slumber and finishing Boston off with 11 points in the final stanza.
This was a team that was entertaining the thought of trading their best player in Jimmy Butler and there were some in Boston who hoped Danny Ainge would pull the trigger. "[Rondo] was the key early in the game", Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. "Give credit to our team, our second unit". "We have to get ready to play great on Friday", said Stevens.
Echoing Zaheer's words, former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief selector Sallahuddin Sallu admitted that Misbah called it quit at the right moment before insisting that the most successful captain of our history truly deserves a rousing send-off.
Don't have a Globe subscription? Ottawa coach Guy Boucher expects more of the same when his Senators look to take a 3-1 series lead against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night at TD Garden. Tonight, the Senators jumped up to a 3-0 lead less than 24 minutes into the game. Then again, no one was counting on the slew of injuries that has befallen the Bruins.
Wednesday's ceremony is expected to go on as planned , despite the news that former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez hung himself in prison . Hernandez, who played for the Patriots from 2010 to 2012, was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction.
Andrew Benintendi was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and both Hanley Ramirez and Mookie Betts drove in runs for the Red Sox . Rick Porcello (1-1, 7.56 ERA) takes the loss for the Red Sox. Porcello gave up a first-inning double to Evan Longoria , but stranded him by striking out Miller, looking at a 95 miles per hour fastball. Vazquez added an RBI double in the eighth against Austin Pruitt.
On Sunday evening, at St Mark's church in Alexandria, bodies were brought in wooden coffins decorated with golden crosses to the church yard where hundreds of sad and angry Copts gathered and a priest was saying prayers. Witnesses in Tanta described a bloody and chaotic scene. A 15-year veteran of the church, Father Danial said that the church "definitely" was in need of better security but stopped short of blaming the government.
The Brazil full-back put in a sterling performance on his 400th appearance for Madrid as the LaLiga leaders ran out 4-2 winners after extra time at the Bernabeu for a 6-3 aggregate victory. They have told me [Bayern's] second goal was also offside. Neuer, who last month underwent what was described by the club as a minor operation on his left foot, picked up this latest injury during the build-up to Cristiano Ronaldo's third goal, which put Madrid 3-2 up on the night.
Johnson then coolly dribbled down the floor, worked his way inside, and hit the running floater to give the Jazz the win. On the last play, Johnson essentially had a clear path to the basket, with no one sliding over to help Crawford, who is among the Clippers' weakest on-ball defenders.
To Westbrook, the idea of being discussed in the same breath as Robertson, a pioneer who played in the 1960's, blows him away. But falls ONE REBOUND SHORT of record trip-dub. Arguably the most impressive endorsement comes from Michael Jordan's former teammate Scottie Pippen. For just a few moments, Russell Westbrook slowed down.
Barcelona on Wednesday at the Camp Nou would be in search of another miraculous comeback as they seek to score at least three goals in 90 minutes as they seek to qualify for the semi-final. "The ideal Juventus match is the one where we qualify". "With each game, however, we're getting closer and closer to that sixth straight Scudetto we all want so much".
On the night, Andros Townsend opened the scoring whilst Yohan Cabaye swept in a sweet second half strike to double the Eagles' lead, with Townsend winning a penalty despatched by Luka Milivojevic . "I felt that we created quite risky situations but defensively we were exposed at times and offensively we couldn't finish", Wenger said. Asked if doubts over his own future beyond this season were affecting his players, who have now conceded three goals in each of their last four ...
So far through two games, Rinne has also recorded 59 saves and held the No. 1 team in the Western Conference to zero goals. Game 2 will be played here Saturday night. The Predators defeated the Blackhawks 5-0. Forsberg then threw it toward the net and Arvidsson tipped it by Crawford at 7:52. "It feels great to do it here in front of our fans, it's just incredible", Phaneuf said.
His impressive campaign has now seen United ready a new deal for the midfielder, worth a whopping £120,000-a-week, the Daily Mail allege. The Spaniard laid on the first goal for Marcus Rashford, before seeing his deflected effort loop over Asmir Begovic for the second goal.
Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti was very critical of Kassai's performance and called on UEFA to video assistant technology. "We were lucky in some situations, but also a bit unlucky in terms of refereeing decisions". "In the first leg, Bayern were wrongly awarded a penalty". "I think we deserved more", fumed Ancelotti. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has accused the referee of "shafting" Bayern Munich in their Champions League defeat to Real Madrid .
Defending an National Basketball Association championship is not easy. "Shump was unbelievable", Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said. It was a sign of what they're capable of, and why the defensive inconsistencies might not matter until they play one of the elite teams in the West.
An ill-advised retaliatory punch thrown 4 1/2 minutes into overtime by Riley Nash along the boards in his own zone gave the Ottawa Senators power play, and the visitors didn't let that gift pass them by. And about that power play. You would've thought that Ottawa would have had the proverbial book on the 6-foot-1, right-shot defenseman after his stellar National Hockey League debut, but that didn't appear to be the case after Game 2.
Sunday through Tuesday are expected to be dry with highs warming into the upper 60s-low 70s before a storm system starts to develop for the second half of the work week so have a slight storm chance on Wednesday. This is a deep storm system that will draw in much cooler air behind it. That update would happen this evening or early tomorrow morning. Severe weather is NOT likely on Friday or Saturday - but a steady, soaking rain is.
Uber said more than 8,000 companies participated in the pilot program. Uber Central now available for businesses. With Uber Central, organisations can provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.
Odorizzi appeared to try to stretch and then threw two warmup pitches, but was unable to continue and walked off the mound. He was helped back to the dugout by manager John Farrell and was replaced by Steve Selsky . Braves 4, Padres 2: Winless at Turner Field, R.A. Dickey got a victory in his first appearance at SunTrust Park behind home runs from Brandon Phillips and Adonis Garcia.
Special teams aren't that special if you can't produce in crunch time. But it was only a difference maker because the rest of his teammates followed suit with passionate play of their own. The Rangers were dominant in the second period and scored twice. Until that goal, the game was nearly a virtual replay of Games 1 and 2. Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, coming off a playoff career-high 54 saves in Game 2, stopped 26 shots in this one.
The Wild's passing wasn't as crisp and they didn't buzz around the ice as much as before, but they were just as snake-bitten. St. Louis outshot the Wild 15-9 in the first period, but allowed Minnesota to creep back into the game with a safer approach.
If the New York Knicks win the lottery, the 37th pick will slide to 36th. The NBA needed to resolve who would be selecting 23rd-26th in the first round of this year's draft. The Timberwolves , who won the tiebreaker, were awarded the sixth-best odds in the upcoming NBA Lottery. Remember, only the top-three selections are actually decided via a lottery.
Five of the players who started against Bournemouth were signed by the current regime, with six of the seven substitutes having also arrived on Pochettino's watch. Even Eric Dier has scored twice this month and when you have goals throughout the team, it breeds confidence , particularly given Spurs' defensive strength too.
At first, the tennis commentator calling the match said someone in the stands was watching an adult video on a phone. "Well, that is the most weird situation", commentator Mike Cation said. "That's (coming from) an apartment across the lake", a baffled commentator says. Krueger, who was losing, took out his frustration by launching a tennis ball towards the villa.
But this year, at the age of 70, she ran it again, finishing in 4 hours, 44 minutes, 31 seconds - only about 25 minutes slower than when she was 20. Of her legacy, Switzer said it came as no surprise that women continued to embrace the "sense of empowerment" that came from running.
Wenger's side went into the clash at the Emirates Stadium having won just three of their last 10 matches in all competitions, but second-half goals from the Germany global, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud got them back on track. 'I love Mesut Ozil and I love his game as well, ' admitted Wenger afterwards. We are looking over our shoulders, of course, and there is no point in hiding it.
Living up to their billing as one of the best first-quarter teams (+7.1 first quarter net rating) in the league, they took a 30-22 lead courtesy of an inspired Giannis Antetokounmpo . CLEVELAND - Their regular-season issues followed the Cavaliers into the playoffs. Wade said before practice Monday the Bulls have to give them a different defensive look with Butler at times, "if you get their offense out a little further, if it takes a little bit more time off the clock, all those things help", ...
Lance Stephenson , the talented guard who will be forever known for once blowing air into LeBron James' ear, returned to the Pacers at the end of March after a shaky stint away from Indiana. He said he talked with Miles after the game and chided him about what to do during situations like the one against the Cavs. During Saturday's first 2017 playoff game in the National Basketball Association, a close matchup between the Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers ended with a missed buzzer ...
In a quarter-final you have to have a referee with more quality, I think. The score was level 2-2 on aggregate, though Madrid still led on away goals - an advantage Vidal almost erased with a volley in the 55th minute, but he could not keep his attempt on target.
Madrid struggled to find rhythm at a nervy Bernabeu before Ronaldo headed in Casemiro's precise cross. "This is the Bernabeu and these things can happen from time to time", he said. The opening 45 minutes were balanced between the two sides, but Bayern was dominant after halftime as it pressed forward, trying to overturn the first-leg deficit.
Mercedes driver Hamilton led every lap at Shanghai , but once Vettel made his way past the cars that jumped him early in the race due to his pitstop under virtual safety auto conditions, the two engaged in a battle of lap times as Hamilton tried to keep the Ferrari driver at bay.
Six minutes after, Madrid got their own gift from Bayern, when striker Arturo Vidal bagged a second yellow card and was sent out of the field. "We were lucky in some situations, but also a bit unlucky in terms of refereeing decisions". "Let's see what happens on Friday", Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. He had scored twice in the first leg against Bayern in Munich. "The team was literally in ruins in the changing room", he said.
Republican Ron Estes , the state treasurer, has won a special election Tuesday night in Kansas to replace Rep. Mike Pompeo, who became President Donald Trump's Central Intelligence Agency director. " Ron Estes is running TODAY for Congress in the Great State of Kansas". Much of the money that would have normally gone into the Kansas race has been diverted to the special election in Georgia's sixth district, where Democrat Jon Ossoff is now favored in a historically Republican-safe ...
The storylines were eerily similar. After a poor performance in Game 1, Kyle Lowry made the difference in Game 2 , scoring 22 points, inluding a clutch jumper to give the Raptors a s106-100 win over the Milwaukee Bucks . "After a couple of hours I just said, 'I'm going to try to go, and if I can't go, I'm just going to ask the coach to take me out'". "I thought Moose ( Greg Monroe ) did a great job on the pick-and-roll, knowing they were going to put him in the pick-and-roll and he was up ...
The Cardinals used a couple of big hustle plays to scratch together a couple of runs which turned out to be enough for Mike Leake who was stellar once again as St. Then in the fifth, Jose Martinez singled off Pirates starter Chad Kuhl and hustled to score from first on a double by Greg Garcia . Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen singled to left in the first inning.
And already, just two games in, it's basically a must-win for the Hawks. The puck will drop at 8:30 p.m. Sports also has the live stream if you're looking to tune in online. "We knew it was going to be a long series", Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane told the Chicago Sun-Times. Yes, it's time for the Blackhawks to dig deep into their vast reservoir of badassness and find that next gear.
Managing Director John Nelms is now addressing the players and staff and the club will release a further update shortly. Managing director John Nelms told the club's official website: "Unfortunately, the business we are in, sometimes change is necessary to achieve the goals we have set".
Against Palace and West Brom, we had 70 per cent of the possession and we lost. "I felt it added a bit more stability on the long balls". "We needed to play forward a little bit earlier, and I thought we did that, and when we scored the goal I thought we would start to put them under pressure.
After picking up the ball on the edge of the area, Ibrahimovic held off the attention of a defender before firing a venomous shot into the far corner of the net from 20 yards out. "But the game is improving, I am getting better and better and like I said, I feel like Benjamin Button - I was born old and I will die young!" With regards to what the three points means to their season, Mourinho continued: "The result was good".
Or is this the team in between that has been injured throughout significant periods of the season, seemingly disinterested and average? Los Angeles has won 18 of the last 22 meetings with the Kings. Very few core players on the Jazz have any meaningful playoff experience (or any at all) and will be tested in the postseason. Like the Clippers, the Jazz face significant consequences based on how their postseason plays out.
The Germany worldwide goalkeeper suffered the injury when Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo completed his hat-trick in extra time of Tuesday's 4-2 Champions League defeat. The German worldwide sustained the injury as Cristiano Ronaldo scored his hat-trick in extra time, with Marco Asensio scoring shortly afterward to complete a 6-3 aggregate victory.
Manchester United wideman Ashley Young has insisted that he is only focused on helping the club on the pitch, rather than making decisions about his future at Old Trafford. "I have fire and hunger in my belly". "Nobody will remember this part of the season if I don't perform well at the end". Young, who joined United from Aston Villa in 2011, said: "I have another year left on my contract and an option after that so if there is anything there to be discussed you would have to ask the ...
UFC was back in Buffalo for the first time NY lifted its MMA ban, and ran a card in the city for the first time since UFC 7 on September 8, 1995, was headlined by Ken Shamrock and Oleg Taktarov's fight to a ridiculous 33-minute draw. Fighters have bet on themselves before when it is the last fight on their contract: Namely, Lorenz Larkin and Ryan Bader who won their last UFC fights and secured big money deals with rival Bellator.
Now two points behind Liverpool but with a game in hand, City are moving back towards top form with successive victories against Hull City and Southampton , having previously earned only three points from a possible twelve. Losing out on the title to Leicester looked like a massive missed opportunity for Spurs. "We lost because we did not play very well and it was not the Chelsea like before and sometimes this happens".
Meanwhile, Spurs have also had some great defenders during their history and fan favourite King is regarded as one of the best. John Terry insists he has no intention of retiring when he completes the toughest decision of his life by leaving Chelsea at the end of the season.
He said he hopes to face hitters next week "depending how I feel tomorrow". He did settle down after that, giving up only three hits. The lefty went seven innings, allowing one run on three hits while whiffing 12. "Wake was happy to be here this week (end), so I definitely was talking to him constantly over the last four or five days", Wright told reporters after the game, as aired on NESN.
On his shoes were written several messages, including "Chyna", "RIP Lil Sis" and "I love you". While at least one fellow player was seen comforting Thomas, former National Basketball Association star turned sports announcer Charles Barkley told fellow panelists on TNT's Tip-Off show that he felt uncomfortable with Thomas' show of emotion.
Bangalore's win was set up by an opening 122-run partnership between Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli, the pair anchoring the Royal Challengers to an intimidating 213-2. Jadeja could have had the last laugh had Gujarat Lions' Brendon McCullum's hat not touched the rope while taking an acrobatic, single-handed catch at long off.
The Spanish club led 1-0 from the first leg in Spain and Saul Niguez's first-halfgoal at the King Power Stadium meant Leicester would need to score three to progress. "I don't like to praise too much but we responded and played in the we needed to". Atletico are beaten finalists in two of the last three years and are still searching for their first title in the competition .