The Rangers came in riding a franchise-worst six-game home postseason losing streak, coming off a disheartening 3-1 loss in Game 3 on Sunday night. "We can't afford to have two sub-par games in a row", McDonagh said beforehand. "In the second and third period we tried, but we weren't able to find the back of the net". NY managed to stay aggressive for most of the third period despite protecting a lead.
They were disappointed after Watford , but we spoke about how we can do better and the last couple of days have been very positive. "The process has been the same as when we were winning games". "I've got Scott Dann, James Tomkins, Mamadou Sakho, Damien Delaney and Martin Kelly, so actually in central defence we're looking pretty secure", Allardyce said.
Anaheim's leadership and poise carried the Ducks to a four-game sweep of the Flames in their best-of-seven Western Conference quarter-final. From the opening faceoff, the Ducks hounded the Flames , forcing neutral ice turnovers and very little zone time for Calgary.
Manchester United switch their focus back to the Premier League as they travel to Burnley on Sunday (14:15 BST) before travelling to Manchester City on 27 April (20:00). The former Barcelona striker suffered the injury in the final seconds of normal time during United's Europa League clash against Anderlecht as he landed awkwardly after jumping for a header.
Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators looks to pass by Dominic Moore #28 of the Boston Bruins in the first period against the Boston Bruins in Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round at TD Garden on April 17, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Chris Smalling (knee) and Juan Mata (groin) are out. After the hefty dispatch of Premier League leaders Chelsea, Jose Mourinho resumed his carrot and stick approach to coaching, unleashing the latter on his pet hate, strikers with attitude, or rather the wrong attitude as he sees it.
We know blowing 3-1 leads is a new and fun trend in the league nowadays, but coming back to LA and needing to win three straight is not an option. The shot missed long, finding an area of the floor the Jazz players didn't occupy. "I think they'd be ready to play, regardless", Snyder said. The Clippers will look to get Redick more involved by setting screens and trying to get him open looks in transition.
The Oklahoma City Thunder may have lost their game against the Houston Rockets on April 19, but Russell Westbrook made National Basketball Association history by scoring the first 50-point triple-double EVER. Eric Gordon and Lou Williams combined for 43 points, and Clint Capela played strong in the second half, finishing with 10 rebounds and four blocked shots.
The Belgians did quite well but the Red Devils always had the edge. But Ajax persisted and were rewarded through a scrambled goal from Nick Viergever and a clinical effort from Amin Younes in the last 10 minutes of extra-time to seal a sensational aggregate victory.
In the 2015 story, the Patriots staff stood on the stairs. According to the team, the comparison photo suggests a significantly smaller turnout for Trump's celebration. Photos posted to the New York Times sports section's Twitter account appeared to show that the crowd at the Patriots' meeting with Trump was far smaller than it was at its meeting with Obama.
The Warriors had a definite plan coming out of the gate. McGee was the star of the first half, making major contributions on both ends of the court. Those absences weren't enough to lift the Blazers. The Warriors are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games, 21-7 ATS in their last 28 Conference Quarterfinals games and 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall.
The Columbus Blue Jackets rookie took to social media Sunday night to post a simple message with a picture of his bruised and scarred face: "Playoff hockey". In three playoff games, Guentzel now has 4 goals and an assist to boot. Even more incredibly, Weresnki later returned to the game. The Oilers have found a new playoff hero in their first postseason trip since 2006.
The side are now lying 20th in the SkyBet Championship, 3 points above the relegation zone after Monday's disappointing 2-0 defeat to Burton Albion. The club announced the appointment just 16 hours after Zola left the club. Redknapp's brief does not now extend beyond securing Birmingham's second-tier survival but if he can achieve that aim, he could be convinced to remain in charge for a crack at promotion to the Premier League.
They are favourites here even though they haven't won outside of Goodison Park for almost three months. It is not clear if they had any intention to join the bidding when the Toffees forked out a club-record £28 million to secure his services, but they were keen to partner Lukaku with Andy Carroll.
Amid the chaos Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas pleaded with fans to remain calm and was seen remonstrating with one supporter on the pitch. 15,000 traveling Besiktas fans resulted in heightened security around Lyon , but that hasn't stopped rival supporters from clashing in the streets, in the stadium and with police.
A survivor of the tragic incident told newsmen that a transformer near the viewing centre located in the Iyang-Esu area of the Calabar Municipal Local Government Area exploded during the match and caused a high-tension cable to drop on the viewing centre.
Game 1: Butler scored 15 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter - including 10 straight - and Robin Lopez hauled in eight of Chicago's 20 offensive rebounds. Now, obviously, the Celtics aren't making any excuses, as Al Horford told reporters "We're never going to make excuses, but this is hard". "As people say, the series starts when you take advantage of home court, and we did that tonight".
Both Americans finished tied for 11th on one under par, eight shots behind Garcia, who beat Rose in a playoff. "They are my idols my whole life", said Garcia, who was born the year the late Ballesteros won his first of two Masters in 1980.
They've outrebounded the Celtics in both games, using their height and size to dominate the paint against the shorter and slighter Boston players. It's Dwyane Wade's team'. "You go through a lot throughout a season". The Chicago Bulls needed a 7-3 regular-season finish and a tie-breaker just to get into the National Basketball Association play-offs as an eighth seed.
The inclusion of Alba and Sergi Roberto, the unlikely hero with the 95th-minute goal that sent Barca through against PSG, is expected to see Enrique revert to a 4-3-3 formation. A brace from Paulo Dybala and a goal from Giorgio Chiellini put Juventus on the brink of a last-four place, but they would have been well aware of their opponents' comeback capabilities.
It wouldn't surprise me if the Pacers win, possibly by double digits.Regardless of how the Pacers perform, I think the Cavs are due for a stumble. Why? George said he should have taken the shot. Cleveland defenders were watching the ball rather and not their IN counterparts drifting into open space. The 74 points was the most the Cavs ever allowed in one half of a playoff game.
Game 4 marked a missed opportunity for Montreal - a blown chance to put a skate to the Rangers' throats. When Nash's penalty expired, NY extended their futility while up a man, aided by a clearing attempt and some proficient stick work in the lanes by Jordie Benn.
Find us on Facebook too! "We played a very poor first half in Turin and that has cost us dearly". Juventus full-back Dani Alves admits facing Barcelona at Camp Nou was "painful" but insists "you have to leave feelings aside". The club have supported him throughout and he has shaped this team, making them winners. Leo Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were establishing all kinds of records, and destroying their own along the way in 2016, as they were running around scoring for pleasure ...
Switzer's ardent effort at advocating running for women saw the event being included in the Los Angeles Summer Olympics of 1984. Switzer's race was immortalized in photos of then race director Jock Semple taking to the course in an attempt to take her bib number away and stop her from running , noted the Boston Globe .
Speaking before Thursday's Europa League quarter-final, second-leg against Anderlecht at Old Trafford, Mourinho was asked his thoughts on the France global and whether leaving him on the bench indicated he was not fully satisfied with him. United's victory keeps open a possible path to next season's Champions League for Jose Mourinho's side, but it came at a high price with defender Marcos Rojo and forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic both suffering possibly serious knee injuries.
Former Celtics guard Rajon Rondo ran the show for the Bulls and came just shy of an 11th career playoff triple-double - finishing with 11 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds as well as five steals and two blocks. Serge Ibaka added 16 points for Toronto, Cory Joseph had 11 and Jonas Valanciunas added 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Chicago also pulled down 20 offensive rebounds and converted 23 second-chance points to Boston's 15.
Kyrie Irving ripped the Pacers with 37 points, including a career-playoff-best 25 in the second half. Kevin Love contributed 27 points and 11 rebounds and was 12 of 12 from the foul line. "We're going into that game not to give them a "W" on Sunday". The Cavs had J.R. Smith back in the lineup after he injured his left hamstring and missed the second half of Game 2 .
The 21-year-old righthander has yet to allow a run through 9 1/3 innings but has issued nine walks. Angels: RHP Ricky Nolasco (0-2) makes his fourth start of the season Tuesday in the second game of the four-game series. The right-hander improved from his first career start Friday against Kansas City where he was tagged for five runs in five innings. "We did a good job of capitalizing tonight", Alex Bregman said.
However, the defending champions, following a pattern that began late in the regular season, almost gave away an 18-point lead in the fourth as the Pacers crawled within four in the final minute before Cleveland closed it out at the foul line.
Mark Selby celebrates with the trophy after beating Ding Junhui in last year's World Championships final. Ronnie O'Sullivan has launched a furious attack on World Snooker, labelling them " bullies " in an ongoing row. And though they have been withdrawn O'Sullivan claims he was " bullied " and "intimidated" by snooker chiefs and chose to get the lawyers involved.
That's especially true for second-year quarterback Dak Prescott , who finished 2016 as the Offensive Rookie of the Year. Now, we know when they will be playing against those teams. The Cowboys' only ESPN game is a Monday night affair, September 25 at Arizona. Dallas lost to NY to open the season a year ago, and then ended up going 13-3.
Cleveland is 12-0 when starting 2-0 in the postseason. George led IN in points (32), rebounds (8) and assists (7) on Monday, which brought his series averages to 30.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists while he shot 48.7 percent from the field and 55.6 percent from 3.
Ander Herrera, who shadowed Hazard, set up Marcus Rashford for United's seventh-minute opener and netted the hosts' second goal with a deflected strike early in the second half. They did so again after he made it 2-0 with a shot that clipped off the heel of Kurt Zouma and span beyond an unsighted Begovic, helping United end its 12-match winless run against Chelsea dating back to 2012.
Monaco will discover their semi-final opponents when the draw is made on Friday, with Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Juventus also progressing. "We've got this out of our system now, and we're more stable emotionally", said Tuchel, who was speaking through a translator at the pre-match news conference.
San Jose then took the game over in the second starting when Marleau scored on an early power play. Some trends don't bode well for the home team. The Preds have done a hell of a job shutting the Blackhawks down, with the Hawks scoring for the 1st time in Game 3 only to blow a 2 goal lead and lose in OT.
The Bruins won that game 2-1 in Ottawa but dropped Games 2 and 3 in overtime, with Miller sitting out both contests. Ryan Johansen had a goal and two assists as Nashville added a dominant performance to its taut 1-0 victory in Game 1 on Thursday night.
Emilio Butragueño, former Real Madrid forward and the club's current Director of Institutional Relations said: "We know each other well". "In theory it's better to play the return leg at home but that all depends on the result of the first leg".
The Warriors were saved - from Durant's injury and poor shooting nights from their healthy stars - by Kerr's strength-in-numbers bench ethic and the whole team's defense-first mindset. "We're pretty thin", Kerr said. If you're keeping score at home, that's 41 points for McCollum, 34 points for Lillard and 34 points for everyone else.
The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion caused speculation on Social Media via Snapchat , with a Snapchat selfie of herself with the caption simply reading "20 weeks". Serena Williams is an elite athlete, and has overcome a number of significant health challenges in her career. However, she has not played since Melbourne, citing a knee injury, and will now concede big points through the entire calendar: Last year, she reached the final of the French Open, won Wimbledon and made the ...
Vettel is chasing his fifth world title and is seven points ahead of three-time champion Hamilton in the drivers' standings, while Ferrari is three points in front of Mercedes in the constructors' race. "After a couple of laps, I was on Valtteri's gearbox for the first stint and not falling back too much". The incidents were coming fast, with 18-year-old Lance Stroll hit from the side on lap 13 by Carlos Sainz Jr.
Although details of the joint bid have yet to be released, soccer analysts believe the U.S., Canada and Mexico are early favorites to host the 2026 tournament. "We looked at bidding alone and decided in the end we wanted to bid with our partners in North America, and we have a strong encouragement from President Trump to that very end".
Bayern should have been 2-0 up at the break, but Arturo Vidal, who headed the hosts into a first-half lead, skied a penalty. Ronaldo reached 50 goals in April 2013 after 96 matches that was despite only scoring once in his first 32 European appearances for Sporting CP and United.
It may well be more than just a coincidence that Costa's drop off came after speculation of a move to China in January, as the goals started to dry up after Antonio Conte dropped him for the trip to Leicester City. But with Super League clubs allowed to sign players again from June 19, Tianjin have again stepped up their interest in the Spain worldwide having been linked with a move for the 28-year-old before the start of the season when they brought in both Pato and Witsel.
Monaco leads 3-2 from the first leg heading into Wednesday evening's match at Stade Louis II . It's the second-legs of the Champions League quarterfinals on Fox Sports. That proved to be enough to take Monaco over the line, and they will be in the draw for the last four. "We played well in Dortmund in the second half despite the circumstances".
Monaco were rewarded for a classy display as goals from Kylian Mbappe , Radamel Falcao and Valere Germain secured a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund and a place in the Champions League semi-finals. "We stood there for 16, 17 minutes". Monaco got past Fenerbahce and then beat Spanish side Villarreal to reach the group stages. Monaco will discover their semi-final opponents when the draw is made on Friday, with Real Madrid , Atletico Madrid and Juventus also progressing.
We at The Hard Tackle take a closer look at some of the significant talking points to emerge from the result . There is little time to rest and those who played today were phenomenal. Only captain Sergio Ramos and Fernandez Nacho retained their places as James Rodriguez, Lucas Vazquez, Morata , Marco Asensio and Fabio Coentrao came in for rare starts.
I know how important he is to the fans, what he has done here and he has huge, huge quality. With 20 minutes to go Yoshida had the golden chance to make up for allowing Kompany to rise above him and score when he found space at the far post, only to head straight down into the hands of under-fire City stopper, Bravo.
Crash kills Thomas' sister: Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas' younger sister, 22-year-old Chyna Thomas, was killed Saturday morning in a vehicle accident in Federal Way, Wash., the Tacoma News Tribune reported . No, no, that is like the dumbest thing I've ever heard. You try your best to keep your eye on guys and to keep them fresh, but honestly Steph was pretty fresh going into last season's postseason.
Here are five games between Spain's biggest two teams which determined the destination of the title. "In the past we have already shown that we can also win when Neymar isn't playing. The Wales forward rejoined the squad for their first training session since their Champions League win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, Madrid said in a statement.
As expected Barca looked to take the game to their rivals, who were happy to sit in their own half and look to hit Barca on the break. The Italian visitors held firm at Camp Nou midweek, neutralising Barca threesome Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar .