Griffin and point guard Chris Paul were both knocked out of the Clippers' first-round series against the Portland Trailblazers with injuries last season, and the Clippers lost the series . "We've just got to know that going home, they're going to be locked in", Draymond Green said. Clippers at Jazz , Los Angeles leads 2-1. Griffin averaged 25 points, 6 rebounds and 2.5 assists in the first two games.
Enrique tried to take the blame for the defeat, claiming as the head coach he was ultimately responsible. The Argentine, who joined Juve from Palermo in 2015, has 16 goals and eight assists in all competitions this season. "In the second half we were even the better team but we conceded the third". "If we do things as we need to, we'll turn it around". We are aware that people want an optimistic effect in the 2nd leg and must maintain a clean sheet, because it's rough on the market, ...
Novak Djokovic will want to keep his preparations for the French Open to stay on course when the world number two faces off against the unsafe David Goffin in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday. But instead of accepting his fate, Ramos-Vinola clawed his way back into the tie and took it on his second match point. Former champion Stan Wawrinka , who won here in 2014, broke Czech player Jiri Vesely's serve five times in a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 win, while ninth-seeded Tomas ...
He went to the locker room during a subsequent timeout and had X-rays taken on the toe. Griffin had 11 points and six rebounds before leaving with the injury. Griffin missed 18 straight games earlier this season after undergoing surgery on his right knee. Paul called Griffin a "dynamic player" who is one of the best passers on the roster.
If you are blocked, even if you have the best organisation and ideas in the world, then you can not perform. Brendan Rodgers took Pedro Caixinha in his embrace after this comfortable slaying of Rangers at Hampden and offered words of comfort to the Ibrox manager.
Brantley stands 6'3", is approximately 300 pounds, and played defensive tackle at the collegiate level. The victim reportedly also "displaced a tooth and will require a root canal". Now the Florida defensive tackle will be lucky to even be selected. Moreover, they will have to talk to Brantley and see how handles the incident. If he is guilty of the battery charge, then a team faces public relations headaches as the National Football League has cracked down on domestic violence issues of the ...
However, Pique is adamant there can not be any discussion over whether Ramos deserved to walk, with Barcelona eventually recording a hard-fought 3-2 victory against 10 men, Messi netting a 92nd-minute victor. Osasuna had led 2-0 with 11 minutes left to play, but snatched a point thanks to goals from Roberto Canella and Carlos Castro. Messi scored his first senior Barca goal against Albacete at Camp Nou on May 1 2005, when he lobbed goalkeeper Raul Valbuena from just in the area carrying ...
Yesterday, the men's team pursuit crashed out of their race against New Zealand, that actually left a crack in the circuit. Australia, who were favourites after coming within a whisker of breaking the world record in qualifying on Wednesday, fell behind midway through the race but recovered impressively to surge to victory with a 2.476 second gap over their rivals.
Spanish global Nacho Monreal equalised nine minutes later, from a cross by Arsenal's other wing back Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. However, after Nacho Monreal and Alexis Sanchez goals cancelled out after Sergio Aguero's opener and clinched victory, it was the resolve of his players and their togetherness that most impressed Wenger.
This time Bruins rallied from a 3-0 deficit with three goals in second period, tying the game on a power play goal by David Pastrnak. Nutivaara, a rookie defenseman playing his first Stanley Cup Playoff game, made it 3-0 at 4:48 of the second period when he scored off a rebound of a Jenner shot.
Juventus carved out a couple of chances themselves but, on a night when accuracy in front of goal was at a premium, Gonzalo Higuain and Juan Cuadrado squandered their opportunities. Juve started to sit men behind the ball and Luis Enrigue's team had no answer with Neymar's long-range effort on the hour-mark blasted high and wide as Barca struggled to work Buffon.
Warren Gatland expects that his British and Irish Lions players will observe a self-imposed 1am curfew in New Zealand but will allow them to continue drinking in the hotel bar upon their return. "I remember speaking at a dinner shortly after we returned and I just said it would be nice to get another chance". While Warburton isn't interested in dwelling on the past, there's a strong sense that history may repeat itself as the Lions face the prospect of running into an All Blacks fly-half at ...
Manchester United are now fifth in the Premier League while they must come through three matches if they are to qualify for the Champions League via winning the Europa League. "I'm disappointed about the performance, we were not the team that we can be, far away from the level in every aspect of football". "If someone's interested they'll call the board of the club and they'll speak about it but we want to keep him".
Argentine worldwide, Lionel Messi, netted a stunning injury-time victor to log his 500th goal for La Liga giants Barcelona . Substitute James Rodriguez seemed to have earned Real a point when he swept home an 85th-minute equaliser, which came after the hosts had been reduced to 10 men following the dismissal of Sergio Ramos .
It was the usual Golden Goal rule that was followed and within the stipulated time, at 1 min 48 seconds on to the Golden Goal time, Lionel Messi scored another goal to guide his team to victory. "We have defended well throughout the match but we were ready to draw at the end, however that would have been a missed opportunity on our part". I have fantastic memories at this ground.
It took 28 minutes for the first effort on goal and recalled Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg saved comfortably from Havard Nordtveit's shot from outside the box. Koeman tried another teenager, in the shape of Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The draw is a blow to Koeman's hopes of finishing fifth above Manchester United and Arsenal to secure the most favourable entry into next season's Europa League.
The country turned its sights on Australia, after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said North Korea would be subject to further sanctions. The website 38 North, which monitors the regime, published satellite imagery showing increased activity at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, renewing concerns that another nuke test could be imminent.
Boston is 45-31-9 overall and 23-17-2 a home. "But we're not going to change much". "We realized that the first game we kind of gave away, and again we were about to give this one away as well", Senators captain Erik Karlsson told the assembled media post-game.
Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas , son of the Detroit Pistons legend from the 1990's, entered the series with a heavy heart after his sister passed away last week. Game 3 is in Chicago on Friday night as the Celtics face the possibility of not playing in front of their home fans again this season. "He's playing with a lot of leadership out there", said Boston's Jae Crowder .
I'm very pleased for them and for our fans, the feeling is fantastic every time we play at White Hart Lane . "It is important we respond this week". Kane said on the club website that Spurs must focus on maintaining their momentum heading into a hard run of fixtures, which includes home games against fifth-placed Manchester United and North London rivals Arsenal.
Who was your Pirates player of the game from today? Pirates C Francisco Cervelli was removed from the game after grounding out in the eighth inning. We had two bases-loaded opportunities today and we cashed in one run. In the first inning, the Pirates had the bases loaded with no outs, but came away with just one run on a sacrifice fly by David Freese .
While the 12th overall pick is an important one for the Browns, let's focus on the possibilities the Browns could have with 33rd overall selection. Will it be former University of North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who passed for 3,748 yards and 30 touchdowns en route to the Tar Heels' appearance versus Stanford University in last year's Sun Bowl? Indications are that neither team will take a quarterback with their top picks, but then again, quarterbacks tend to come off the board ...
Ibrahimovic is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering what United described as "significant" knee ligament damage during Thursday's Europa League quarter-final win over Anderlecht. Martial's opener was a classic counter-attack that ended with a goal that would have been celebrated both in Manchester and Monaco. But United will rue too many dropped points at Old Trafford - having endured 10 draws in that run - as no team has ever gone so long without defeat in a Premier ...
After thirty minutes, the Citizens benefited from the misfortune of Hull defender, Ahmed Elmohamady, who hacked an attempted clearance into his own net to give City the lead. Chile global Bravo went into the match with an unwanted record of failing to save the last six shots on target he had faced in league matches. Toure played alongside Xavi and Iniesta during his time at Barcelona and feels Silva possesses similar characteristics to the illustrious duo.
If I go to the bench, this team is on the floor. Don't split us up and try to make us go against each other. Don't make it "Russell and the rest of the guys" or 'Russell against Houston.' I don't want to hear that. When a reporter thought to question the dynamic after the Thunder's Game Four loss to the Houston Rockets, Westbrook wasn't too pleased, as you can tell above.
That permitted the Sharks to play with the lead for the first time all series. With contributions from both players Tuesday , the team that looked like Western Conference favorites as recently as March 15 has suddenly been resurrected with the series tied 2-2.
In a battle of Opening Day starters between the Miami Marlins and Seattle Mariners, it was the offenses who took top billing, in a 10-5 Seattle victory on Wednesday at Safeco Field . Seattle OF Mitch Haniger's second inning single extended his hitting streak to 13 games. Yelich led off with a single and, with one out, Justin Bour sliced a 92-mph fastball over the left-field wall for a two-run homer that pushed the lead to 4-0.
Monaco came into the tie with a slight advantage, having secured a 3-2 win in the first leg. "We started well with one or two unsafe moves where we found some space and then conceded an unlucky goal". "We wanted to leave at 7:15 p.m". The previous team to come through two qualifying rounds to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League were Dynamo Kiev in 1999, although the format was different in those days.
We did it once again and after scoring two goals I was very happy because I helped Real Madrid to win. The Wales global was taken off in the 59th minute of the holders' Champions League quarter-final first-leg victory at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.
The Portland Trailblazers were feeding off the energy in the Moda Center. Kerr still experiences lingering symptoms from complications following two back surgeries after the franchise's run to the 2015 championship. However, Mike Brown has made a Finals appearance as a head coach in 2007 and the Warriors have succeeded without their head coach before. Although, it would be nice to see Kerr healthy and out there coaching his great team in the near future.
The video was pointed out on the New York Rangers postgame show on MSG. Going into the match up, chemistry was a decided question mark, as the four lines Vigneault placed on the game sheet had spent less time together at 5v5 combined (325 min) than the Montreal first line of Max Pacioretty-Phillip Danault-Alexander Radulov (442 min).
Nene scored 28 points on flawless shooting from the field, and the Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-109 on Sunday to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. We play as a team. Don't split us up. Power forward Taj Gibson erupted for 20 points on 10-of-13 shooting and shooting guard Victor Oladipo tallied 12 points after being 5-of-26 shooting over the first two games, but Westbrook doesn't want to hear his teammates referred to as the "supporting cast".
Scheetz says there were roughly 1,000 Oilers fans at the SAP Centre on Sunday night, and he expects a similar turnout Tuesday night. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponents power plays.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's magical season with Manchester United appears over after the club announced he had suffered a serious knee injury in Thursday's Europa League clash with Anderlecht. "I will rotate players again, rest some players again", he said . JOSE MOURINHO has pleaded with Phil Jones and Chris Smalling to ignore the pain and help injury-hit Manchester United in Thursday's derby with City.
However, the loss came with a price as Blake Griffin suffered a toe injury that will sideline him for the rest of the playoffs. Griffin and point guard Chris Paul were lost to injuries a year ago, and the Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead against Houston in 2015.
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was the Man of the Match as his side came from a goal down to defeat Bayern Munich 2-1 on Wednesday, beating Lionel Messi to a massive European milestone in the process. Speaking to the media the day after the impressive win, the Portuguese skipper insisted there was one moment, in particular, he knew Madrid would win - and it wasn't Martinez's sending off.
Benteke, who Liverpool sold to their opponents earlier this season, after failing to impress Juergen Klopp, scored twice as the rejuvenated Eagles came from behind to all but secure their Premier League status. If I was Smalling or Jones, I would play Thursday". One player who could be missing on Thursday is French midfielder Paul Pogba who was replaced at the end of Sunday's game.
NY found a breakthrough 11:39 into the game when Jesper Fast weaved his way to the front of the Montreal goal and stuffed home a backhanded chance through Price to blow the roof off Madison Square Garden. 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.
Way later, he enjoyed another trot home. Over at Citi Field on Saturday, the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets will be continuing their Major League Baseball weekend series. Update: Both pitchers have found their groove, keeping this a 4-3 game through five innings. Harper used his legs to set up the tiebreaking tally.
The top-seeded Celtics went on to win 104-87 after dropping the first two games at home . The main reason that is the case is because Sunday evening in the United Center, the best player on the floor was Isaiah Thomas. Hoiberg used an 11-man rotation in search of something and hit on the seldom-used Isaiah Canaan . For the Bulls, whose 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series is gone, there was the point guard who didn't play, Rajon Rondo , and the three who did.
A day earlier, Younis had said he might not end his 17-year global career along with his captain Misbah-ul-Haq at the conclusion of the West Indies tour, if his team asked him to play on, but later clarified that this this would be his last .
They need to be better in Game 3 Thursday night, or their postseason run will be over nearly as quickly as it began. "And wants the game to be decided by me", George said after watching the replay a day later, according to NBA.com . "Just staying ready, being professional". If George is unhappy and the Pacers can't make it out of the first round, the front office may have to have an honest discussion about trading George before he bolts when he gets the chance.
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert arrives before Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers , Sunday, April 23, 2017 , in Salt Lake City. The Jazz upgraded the NBA Defensive Player of the Year frontrunner to " doubtful ", after listing him as "out" for each of the last two games. He spent much of the second quarter in the locker room and was ruled out at halftime.
Daniel Cormier won the light heavyweight title in a bout against Anthony Johnson back in 2015, and has held on to it since then. From the angle provided in the video, DC didn't appear to be leaning on the towel, but something just doesn't add up when you consider how it's possible to lose 1.2 pounds in two minutes.
The Jazz were dealt a blow before either team had settled into the game. "We had two days of being pretty pissed off", said Griffin of the victory. The Jazz need Johnson to pick up some slack if Hayward is going to struggle with LMAM blanketed all over him.
It is vital that Chelsea do indeed bounce back immediately, as their next fixture sees them face Tottenham at Wembley in a highly anticipated F.A Cup semi-final. The Englishman has now found the net 69 times in the Premier League in just 110 games and that record is the exact same as former Liverpool hitman, Luis Suarez, as reported by the Mirror .
It soon became an annual tradition and eventually all major leaguers, players, managers and coaches wear "42" on April. 15, keeping the memory of Robinson's accomplishments alive for new generations of fans to appreciate. It generated untold millions of conversations among baseball fans who carried those discussions into other areas of life. Oliveri explained to the audience how Muhl carries himself with class both on and off the field and is a strong presence as he meets and exceeds ...
That goal left the two rivals level at the top on 75 points. City is in fourth place, but just one point ahead of Manchester United, which beat Burnley 2-0. "We are disappointed with the result , when you get back to 2-2 with 10 men you have to think a little more and defend together". Undeterred, Ronaldo soon drew Marc-Andre ter Stegen into a fine save down low.
He struggled to throw strikes at times, but he relied on the strikeout to get through his 5 1/3 frames. The Giants also observed a moment of silence for former major-league executive Katy Feeney, who died suddenly on Opening Day, and Giants employees who died over the offseason.
The Ligue 1 leaders, the first team in the Champions League to reach the last four after going through two preliminary rounds, had the game nearly wrapped up after early goals by youngster Kylian Mbappe and Colombian striker Radamel Falcao.