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Sport Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets - 4/23/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Author: 0 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets - 4/23/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

In Oklahoma City , Westbrook became the first player to notch back-to-back triple-doubles in the same playoff series since Jason Kidd in the 2002 Eastern Conference finals. The moved paid off early, as Oklahoma City was able to find offense with the smaller lineup in the first quarter and then play even with the Rockets - maintaining an 11-point lead - with Westbrook on the bench for about five minutes.

Author: 0 Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets with 5-2 win in Game 5

Gobert is a Defensive Player of the Year candidate after he led the league in blocks and defensive win shares. William Karlsson and Boone Jenner scored for the Blue Jackets. Rick Nash scored the game-winning goal less than five minutes into the second period. New York Rangers' Kevin Klein, right, checks Montreal Canadiens' Torrey Mitchell over the boards during the third period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 16, 2017, in New York.

Author: 0 Ronaldo: 'Great honour' to set goals record

Ronaldo scored his first goal in UEFA club competition during Manchester United's 7-1 victory over Roma on 10 April 2007, and 10 years and two days later reached the impressive milestone in Real's crucial win at Bayern. "We have to rest well because we have a Liga game quickly", he said. 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.

Sport Texas A&M NFL Draft profile: DE Myles Garrett
Author: 0 Texas A&M NFL Draft profile: DE Myles Garrett

Six CBS (NFL Draft Scout ) analysts unanimously predicted Garrett as the first overall pick. Cleveland is now slotted to take Texas A&M star Myles Garrett with the top pick, and not too many analysts expect that to change. During the 2016 NFL Draft, there were five trades during the first round, and it's likely that we'll see a similar amount next Thursday. He's the consensus top player available, and the Browns will have first crack at him.

Sport Jazz's Rudy Gobert out Game 2, but making progress
Author: 0 Jazz's Rudy Gobert out Game 2, but making progress

The Clippers' "Big 3" of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan will look to take advantage of Gobert's absence. "It was a point of emphasis". Can we get Gobert and go home please? "We just wanted to have it where they couldn't set up on us", Hayward said, glancing at Johnson.

Sport Sunderland will appeal Sebastian Larsson's red card against Manchester United
Author: 0 Sunderland will appeal Sebastian Larsson's red card against Manchester United

But after the match boss David Moyes claimed Larsson should not even have been booked for the tackle, in which he won the ball. "It is not a red card challenge, it is not even a booking". "As a team, we'll need to create a good performance to get a good result". But these things happen in games. "But going 2-0 down gives you a mountain to climb, especially against a team like Manchester United".

Sport Alexander Radulov a difference-maker for Canadiens
Author: 0 Alexander Radulov a difference-maker for Canadiens

Shea Weber is known for one of the world's hardest slap shots, so when the Canadiens defenseman wound up from near the blue line late in Tuesday night's game, all of Madison Square Garden gasped. Captain Ryan McDonagh was a two-way beast. Jimmy Vesey made a attractive rush the other way and forced Price to make a superlative toe save to keep the deficit to one goal.

Sport Serena Williams confirms pregnancy rumours, to take maternity leave for 2017 season
Author: 0 Serena Williams confirms pregnancy rumours, to take maternity leave for 2017 season

Williams, who announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian late previous year, plans to return to the tour in 2018. According to the timeline as per ESPN , Williams was already pregnant at the time of her victory. The Belarusian has confirmed that her return will be after Wimbledon in July at the American hardcourt event at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford.

Sport I wish I raped her for 6 years
Author: 0 I wish I raped her for 6 years

This went on for about six months and the next thing she says, 'Can you get us a signed shirt?' and uh. then she added me [on social media]. Footage shows the 29-year-old, who was jailed last year for sexual activity with an underage girl, telling another inmate he wishes he raped his young victim.

Author: 0 Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics

During the first half of Game 2, Boston still had a total of ten offensive boards missed, which was one of the reasons why the Bulls had a double-digit lead at the end of the second quarter. He will rejoin the Celtics on Friday for Game 3 of their playoff series against the Bulls in Chicago . While the Bulls stumbled into the playoffs with the last seed, the Eastern Conference playoff bracket is very a favorable for Chicago .

Sport Dubnyk, Wild beat Blues 2-0 to avoid elimination
Author: 0 Dubnyk, Wild beat Blues 2-0 to avoid elimination

There is some anxiety within the fanbase getting to this point with a 2-0 loss to the Wild in Game 4, and with Game 5 in Minnesota. There's no denying it - the Minnesota Wild are in something of a pickle. "We get that win, and all of a sudden they're second guessing", Minnesota forward Charlie Coyle said. Minnesota locked down the second seed in the Central and, when it came to filling the net, only the Pittsburgh Penguins put home more goals than the Wild.

Author: 0 Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus in line for return for Man City

City will probably be without Jones Stones after failing to recuperate from a muscle injury that ruled him out of last week's visit to Southampton. Tomorrow attentions turn to the FA Cup as both teams meet in the semi-finals at Wembley. They were runners-up for the fifth time in 2013. "It is still massive and what is great at Wembley is that you see your fans coming in and it is a unique experience for them and their children in life that they never forget".

Sport Lewis Hamilton Beats Sebastian Vettel To Win Chinese Grand Prix
Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton Beats Sebastian Vettel To Win Chinese Grand Prix

Britain's Jolyon Palmer took 13th for Renault. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton dominated at the Shanghai International Circuit . The drivers had barely left the starting grid when Williams' Lance Stroll bumped against Sergio Perez of Force India and spun off the track into a bed of gravel.

Sport Rudy Gobert injury: Utah Jazz center hurt on 1st play against Clippers
Author: 0 Rudy Gobert injury: Utah Jazz center hurt on 1st play against Clippers

You're on an island by yourself and they expect [the defender] to get that stop. "I just try to be patient, get to a sweet spot, and make the right play", Johnson said. "It would be nice to get him back, obviously". "I was just being patient", Johnson said afterwards. The game stayed within six points until Jazz took an eight-point lead in the fourth quarter, and that was the only time all night the game was outside of two possessions.

Author: 0 Sharks ignite offense in 7-0 rout of Edmonton

Certainly Talbot does not bear sole responsibility for the loss because he had no appreciable defensive help. Two days after managing just 16 shots in a 2-0 loss, the Sharks were shut out again by Oilers goalie Cam Talbot , who stopped 22 shots.

Sport 'Significant ligament damage' set to end Ibrahimovic's season
Author: 0 'Significant ligament damage' set to end Ibrahimovic's season

Ibrahimovic's one-year contract is up at the end of the season, meaning it is possible the Swede has played his last game for the club, with speculation linking him with a move to Major League Soccer. United have confirmed that Ibrahimovic and Rojo will now be referred to knee specialists. Mourinho is now facing an defensive injury crisis of sorts, with Phil Jones and Chris Smalling already on the treatment table.

Author: 0 Cavaliers stunning rally puts Pacers on brink

The Cavaliers gave up 74 points in the first half to find themselves trailing by 25 points at halftime. LeBron James No.23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts in the second quarter of Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday in Indianapolis , Indiana .

Author: 0 Columbus loses top defenseman for rest of playoffs

Bobrovsky had 42 saves. Edmonton 1, San Jose 0: Zack Kassian scored midway through the third period, Cam Talbot made 23 saves in his second straight shutout and the Oilers beat the Sharks in San Jose, California, in Game 3 of their first-round series.

Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp won't be bringing Joe Hart to Liverpool

The Reds manager has had his troubles with both Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius this season, although the former has reclaimed the number one jersey and put in some solid performances in recent weeks. "We will see, I don't know in this moment". "We can not say 100% we will play Champions League football next year". Matip continuing his partnership with Dejan Lovren behind Lucas would ensure stability at a time when Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, and Sadio Mané are all missing ...

Author: 0 Raptors beat Bucks 87-76 in slugfest, tie series at 2-2

The Bucks need to continue to do what they've done for the past three games and not have any kind of a let down on Saturday. The Raptors are officially down in the series 2-1, what's your confidence level in the Raptors? No Milwaukee player had what you would call a huge game, but nearly everyone contributed in their own unique way.

Author: 0 Winning Game 2 is job No. 1 now for Clippers

A video review confirmed it was good. "I really don't want to guard any of them to be honest", Ingles said. "That's what he's been doing all his career", Utah's Boris Diaw said. They're good at it. The report added that after the initial examination, Gobert was brought out of the STAPLES Center to undergo further magnetic resonance imaging testing from which he was "diagnosed with a left knee hyperextension and bone contusion".

Author: 0 James's Cavaliers stun Pacers with record rally

The Pacers now have to wonder if they're good enough to even win a game in the series. Paul George did everything he could to get IN back IN the series. It was that quasi-trap for the Cavs, who left Quicken Loans Arena with a 2-0 series lead, though the wins were wobbly. "At some point, we got to nip that in the bud, giving uncontested threes up".

Author: 0 Marcus Rashford United's Eventual Hero as Teams Blows Opportunities, Loses Players

The win came at a cost as striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered what seemed to be a serious leg injury when he hyper-extended his knee, with Marcos Rojo also leaving the field injured. But no, they can not do miracles. Sofiane Hanni pulled one back in the 32nd minute for Anderlecht. "It was a hard game, a hard opponent", Mourinho said.

Author: 0 New Venezuela protest clashes follow deadly unrest

Wednesday's deaths bring the number of people killed in nearly three weeks of escalating protests to eight. Unrest was reported on Thursday in several parts of Caracas , most seriously in the working-class neighbourhood of El Valle. April 19: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Washington is anxious the Maduro government "is violating its own constitution". At one point, demonstrators throwing Molotov cocktails managed to set fire to one of the armoured police trucks firing tear gas ...

Sport Clement: Anxiety and Fear Shown in West Ham Defeat
Author: 0 Clement: Anxiety and Fear Shown in West Ham Defeat

Swansea substitute Luciano Narsingh came closest to an equaliser for the visitors but his powerful strike went just over. Four more points is the minimum we need. The Hammers struggled to take advantage of a poor Swansea performance but Kouyate's first league goal of the season eased the hosts' worries on the stroke of half-time.

Sport Ashley Young: Chelsea performance was coming for Manchester United
Author: 0 Ashley Young: Chelsea performance was coming for Manchester United

Premier League leaders Chelsea's advantage over second-placed Tottenham has been cut to four points with six games to go and Cahill has acknowledged they can not afford to slip up again. "We've lost a lot of points at home but I think we have a chance with six or seven games to go, so still the possibility in our hands". But it's a great feeling to know that it's hard for us to lose a match, people fight until the end.

Sport Researchers to look for CTE in Hernandez's brain
Author: 0 Researchers to look for CTE in Hernandez's brain

The Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Henry N. Nields concluded his death was the result of suffocation by hanging, and no evidence of foul play was apparent. "Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window", the state corrections commission said. Authorities said investigators found three handwritten notes next to a Bible in the cell.

Author: 0 Pochettino insists silverware does not define a successful season for Tottenham

BOURNEMOUTH 4, MIDDLESBROUGH 0 Bournemouth nudged closer to securing a third season in the Premier League by moving seven points from danger. "England must be proud to have football of this intensity", the Chelsea manager said. "It is a big ask for Chelsea to nullify Alli completely but it will be critical to the outcome of the game", Lampard said. "We are showing that we are a team that you can trust".

Author: 0 National Hockey League roundup: Rangers top Canadiens, even series at two apiece

Lundqvist said it was an odd feeling when Weber launched his rocket. The Canadiens tied it late in the period, but Alexander Radulov eluded the check of Brady Skjei near the Rangers' bench and passed the puck to Mitchell, who started a two-on-one break with Shea Weber and Mitchell scored into an open net with 1:23 remaining.

Author: 0 Rajon Rondo's fractured thumb has him out indefinitely

The Eastern Conference's eighth seed held a 2-0 advantage over the top-seeded Boston Celtics in their first-round series, a lead made stronger by the fact that Games 3 and 4 would be played in Chicago. Next up on the Bulls depth chart of a pair of significantly lesser point guards - Jerian Grant and Michael Carter-Williams. "He'll be re-evaluated in probably the next week to 10 days", Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said Friday morning after shootaround.

Author: 0 Russell Westbrook fined for cursing in postgame press conference

Beginning with Westbrook's ridiculous performance in Game 2 - from his 51-point, 10-rebound, 13-assist triple-double to going 4-for-18 in the fourth quarter and shooting the Thunder out of a close game - Katz discusses everything that comes with being around Westbrook, from analyzing his play in that game to how he's played the entire season to what it is like dealing with someone as unpredictable as Westbrook can be in every facet of his life on a daily basis.

Sport Champions League: Bayern Munich 'robbed' by Real Madrid, says Arturo Vidal
Author: 0 Champions League: Bayern Munich 'robbed' by Real Madrid, says Arturo Vidal

The Germany worldwide picked up the injury during the build-up to Cristiano Ronaldo's third goal in the 4-2 loss at the Santiago Bernabeu, a result that knocked Bayern out of the competition following a 6-3 aggregate defeat. Madrid is going for a record 12th title in Europe's top club competition. CRISTIANO RONALDO HAS called on Real Madrid fans to stop whistling him at the Santiago Bernabeu following his match-winning display against Bayern Munich.

Author: 0 Celtics' Avery Bradley urges teammates not to quit against Chicago Bulls

After two losses in the opening two games of the first-round series versus the Chicago Bulls , the Boston Celtics really needed a win. With Rondo out indefinitely , second-year pro Jerian Grant is expected to start at point guard Friday night in Game 3, with Michael Carter-Williams also seeing time at the position.

Sport Bruins' Miller returns after 2-game absence
Author: 0 Bruins' Miller returns after 2-game absence

BOSTON - Bruins veteran forward David Krejci appears set to return to the lineup Monday for Game 3 of Boston's first-round playoff series against the Senators. And after being on the ice for this morning's optional skate, Miller has declared himself ready to go, and so has his coach. Once again, the Calgary Flames put themselves in a situation where they could have taken a game on the road, but instead, the Anaheim Ducks escaped Game 2 with a 3-2 victory, extending their Honda Center ...

Author: 0 Calgary gives up big lead to drop crucial Game 3

CALGARY, Alberta (AP ) - Corey Perry came through with another big goal for the Anaheim Ducks to cap their big comeback. After Theodore snapped a shot past Elliott at 19:11, the Ducks almost cut the deficit to one goal when Jakob Silfverberg rang a shot off the crossbar as time expired in the second period.

Author: 0 Match Reports: Chelsea 4-2 Tottenham Hotspur

It was a rare loss for Antonio Conte's side, which reduced their lead over Tottenham from seven points to four. "It's a big impact because he was a person that was very close to us and in that moment you realise the real life". Willian was in no mood to settle for just the one goal as he scored again in the 43 minute to put Chelsea 2-1 ahead. "But I repeat, we have to accept this decision and then have the best answer on the pitch".

Sport Lions squad 'what you'd expect' - Hansen
Author: 0 Lions squad 'what you'd expect' - Hansen

In the backs, New Zealand-born Ben Te'o , the England centre, provides a powerful midfield option, with Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton set to orchestrate the attack. Hansen - who is yet to be beaten on home soil in his tenure as head coach - expected talk of the Lions bringing an expansive game to New Zealand to be purely that.

Sport Rockets withstand Westbrook's triple-double
Author: 0 Rockets withstand Westbrook's triple-double

User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. James Harden scored 44 points for Houston, but he missed a 3-pointer that could have won the game just before time expired. "We've got to come out with some dog in us", Harden said .

Author: 0 Man Utd legend Scholes: Rashford has Ronaldo-type ability

The injury blow will come with increased frustration for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United due to the nature in which the injury occurred. Ibrahimovic was able to hobble off after the injury and Rojo told reporters he was "okay" while limping heavily through the post-match mixed zone.

Sport Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane: El Clasico result will not be 'decisive'
Author: 0 Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane: El Clasico result will not be 'decisive'

The BARCELONA FC is facing the worst possible scenario of all, losing the battle for the two most important trophies in a matter of only couple of days. In eight of its last 13 games, Real Madrid has gone behind. Is Real Madrid a good team? Though opinions are just as strong that the man who truly deserves that title is Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sport Mitch Haniger: Haniger finishes with three hits, four RBI
Author: 0 Mitch Haniger: Haniger finishes with three hits, four RBI

Suzuki grounded out three times as his average dipped to.067 with one hit in 15 at-bats. His 1,240 hits are more than anyone else at Safeco, too. In what could have been his final at-bat at Safeco Field , longtime Mariners and current Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki hit a home run in the ninth inning of a 10-5 loss in Seattle on Wednesday.

Sport Rudy Gobert still questionable to return versus LA
Author: 0 Rudy Gobert still questionable to return versus LA

After one of Blake's defensive gambles (lunging for a steal) at a critical juncture of the game, Griffin can be found at half court while his teammates are trying to cover his slip up. Johnson led the Jazz with 21 points. "I think we should feel that we can win without Rudy", Snyder said. They were able to do that because they felt confident leaving Mbah a Moute in the corner, and indeed, they weren't burned by that pass.

Sport Serena Williams is pregnant first child with Alexis Ohanian
Author: 0 Serena Williams is pregnant first child with Alexis Ohanian

As if her career wasn't already filled with the wildest accomplishments. Another former world number 1 and major champion, Victoria Azarenka is also angling for a return to the game, after becoming a mother a year ago. However, around six hours later, Williams' spokesperson Kate Bush Novak confirmed the exciting news , that everyone was waiting to here. The Women's Tennis Association congratulated Williams on Twitter before deleting its post.

Author: 0 Clasico will not decide title race, says Real Madrid boss Zidane

What is forgotten sometimes is that the game was sandwiched between the two Champions League semi-final matches against Chelsea which culminated in victory against Manchester United in Rome. Espanyol face off against Atletico Madrid in a La Liga encounter on Saturday, April 22. The Brazilian was dismissed for two yellow cards in Barca's defeat at Malaga earlier this month, but his ban was extended as he sarcastically applauded the officials following his red card.

Author: 0 Bulls Game 3 Notes For Friday vs. Boston

Hoop it up! Rajon Rondo and his Chicago Bulls will be hosting the Boston Celtics at the United Center for game 3 of the NBA's first round of the 2017 playoffs on April. Boston shuffled the starting lineup, swapping out Gerald Green for Amir Johnson . After watching game 1 from the bench, Terry Rozier got some run in game 2 that had his coach optimistic.

Sport Few surprises in Gatland's Lions: Hansen
Author: 0 Few surprises in Gatland's Lions: Hansen

Mains said in the end he was picking a whitewash by the All Blacks as they had an astonishing crop of players at the moment and a tremendous culture within the team. "You try to talk about how they are human, they are capable of making mistakes, they do have frailties if you put them under pressure", said Gatland.

Sport Aaron Hernandez may have committed murder to cover up secret
Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez may have committed murder to cover up secret

The state medical examiner's office on Thursday ruled Hernandez's death a suicide after he was found hanged by a bed sheet in his single cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. In the wake of that investigation, prosecutors charged Hernandez with two other gang-related slayings, but he was exonerated on those charges days before his death.