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Author: 0 Bulls guard Rondo, Rockets guard Beverley draw fines

They found another gear in Chicago. The high-flying journeyman who's played for eight different National Basketball Association teams scored 18 points, 16 of which came in the first half, and grabbed seven rebounds in 22 minutes of action in the Celtics' 104-95 win Sunday night.

Sport Chelsea v Southampton Betting Tips
Author: 0 Chelsea v Southampton Betting Tips

But it is still very much Chelsea's title to lose given their advantage with six games left to play. " Chelsea are used to winning trophies, it's a winning team, and maybe they have more experience than us". Asked if they pair would start against Southampton , Conte said: "I have another day to decide our best 11 but I think they're in good condition and good form".

Author: 0 Hernandez's fiancee seeking release of notes

The release of the suicide notes was ordered by Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Thomas McGuire, who ruled that "any suicide or other notes" written by Hernandez in connection with his death be produced and released. Hernandez had been a rising star with a $41 million National Football League contract when he was arrested in June 2013 and charged with murdering an acquaintance in an industrial park not far from the Patriots' stadium.

Author: 0 MacArthur returns, scores for Sens to beat Boston 3-2 in OT

Tuukka Rask made 41 stops for Boston and Craig Anderson stopped 36 shots in the Ottawa net. The Bruins scored three unanswered goals after spotting the Senators a 2-0 lead as they fought to keep their season alive. "It's just awesome that we were able to". "I think it was apparent to everybody that we weren't at full strength, and guys had to step up, and we talked about it".

Sport 'Wembley in May again' Arsenal star reacts to win over Man City
Author: 0 'Wembley in May again' Arsenal star reacts to win over Man City

Aguero's special boots are designed not just in City sky blue, but delivered to City striker with the speed he himself is known. "At some stage you need to focus on something for the players which creates some confidence". "The FA Cup is at the end of the season so there will be a lot of conditions before we play the final", Cech said. "That is what I want to do". The two were taken off with injuries during yesterday's FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal , the loss of Silva in particular ...

Author: 0 Capitals vs. Maple Leafs: Game 4 prediction

Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby tied his career high with 47 saves in Game 2 only to be matched saved for save by Frederik Andersen . Their line keyed the Leaf comeback after Kadri scored late in the second period to cut Washington's lead to 3-2, with Matthews scoring once and setting up Nylander's goal that tied the score in regulation time.

Author: 0 Powell scores 25 as Raptors beat Bucks 118-93 in Game 5

Considering he's just dealing with a sore throat, Middleton likely won't be on any sort of restrictions, so look for him to take on a full workload unless otherwise reported. A jump shot from Patrick Patterson put Toronto up by 19 points midway through the second, but the Bucks - shooting 67 per cent in the quarter - clawed their way to within seven.

Author: 0 Chelsea's French dynamo Kante named player of year

Hazard took second place in the voting while Ibrahimovic finished third. Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has been voted the Professional Footballers Association Player of the Year award, Completespprtsnigeria.com reports. Meanwhile, Dele Alli was named PFA Young Player of the Year for a second successive season. The French coach added on a man who will return to action from a two-match ban against his former employers at Chelsea on Tuesday: "I think he's not far off Kante".

Sport Diaz's pinch-homer lifts Cardinals past Brewers 4-1
Author: 0 Diaz's pinch-homer lifts Cardinals past Brewers 4-1

Jose Martinez and Matt Carpenter each chipped in a base hit in the winning effort for St. Louis. The Brewers loaded the bases in the eighth, but Brett Cecil got Shaw to pop out to third to end the inning. Cardinals: CF Fowler and SS Diaz, each held out of the starting lineup on Saturday, returned Sunday. Cardinals right-hander Matt Bowman pitched a flawless seventh, extending his scoreless-inning streak to 19⅔ over 20 games dating to September 6 of last season when he allowed four ...

Author: 0 Cavaliers lead Pacers 88-77 at end of third

And, yes, they know deep down there is no way they can come back and win this seven-game First Round series. Rockets 113, Thunder 109: Nene scored 28 points on 12-for-12 shooting from the field, and Houston beat Oklahoma City to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round series.

Author: 0 Nadal beats Ramos-Vinolas to win 10th Monte Carlo Masters

Rafael Nadal says he does not see his stints at Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome and Madrid as preparations for the Roland Garros and that these tournaments are important for themselves. He competed better in the third match, holding to love in the seventh game to provoke sympathetic applause from the crowd, but a second career title never looked realistic.

Sport Mike Perry Hits Jake Ellenberger With Possible Knockout Of The Year
Author: 0 Mike Perry Hits Jake Ellenberger With Possible Knockout Of The Year

I don't care. Let's get him. I was setting up the elbows and the left hooks to counter that, that overhand right, and that's what finished the fight for me. "Man, y'all hear how I talk and how I talk about these people", Perry said. Let's go baby, that's what I was looking for! Considering that Ellenberger was ranked No.

Sport Fabregas: FA Cup win over Spurs gives us no Premier League advantage
Author: 0 Fabregas: FA Cup win over Spurs gives us no Premier League advantage

He added: "The good thing this season is that every time we had a defeat or draw we bounced back very quickly". "We just have to win as many as we can and it starts Wednesday with a tough game away at Crystal Palace". David Luiz is ready for a battle against "the most physical team" in England when Chelsea face Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday. The problem for the Lilywhites is that in order to strengthen their squad they will have to spend some serious money, because of ...

Sport Beckham vows to 'work harder than ever' as Giants exercise option
Author: 0 Beckham vows to 'work harder than ever' as Giants exercise option

I'm in the lab. "Stay Tuned. Stay blessed". Fourth-year wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr .is playing for $1.8 million this season, but could hit the open market in 2018. Beckham is scheduled to make only $1.84 million in salary this coming season, and the Giants likely will look to sign him to an extension at some point anyway, before the option becomes fully guaranteed on the first day of the league year next March.

Sport We are still in Champions League hunt, insists Reds boss Klopp
Author: 0 We are still in Champions League hunt, insists Reds boss Klopp

Joel Ward fed a delightful pass behind the defence for Yohan Cabaye to run onto, and he crossed to the back post for Benteke to fire into the roof of the net with just three first half minutes remaining. "I respect Liverpool but what happened here is behind me". Benteke and Sakho probably have an agenda against Liverpool and they showed it. Sakho should be off; no player is bigger than the club.

Author: 0 Jazz C Gobert (knee) upgraded to questionable for Game 4

After the first half, Dennis Lindsey escorted him out of the arena to get medical treatment. Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer noted that the Clippers have explored trading Blake Griffin in the past couple of seasons. Because of him, the Jazz still have at least two more games to play. JJ Redick was finally able to spring free in this game, taking 11 shots, but he only made 3, and was rushing all night long.

Sport Serena Williams fires back at Ilie Nastase for 'racist' comments
Author: 0 Serena Williams fires back at Ilie Nastase for 'racist' comments

Romanian Fed Cup captain Nastase has been suspended by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) over his foul-mouthed and abusive behaviour during the tie, from which he was ejected. Nastase left an hour later after reportedly sending flowers for the British team and Keothavong to their locker room. However, in an interview with British newspaper The Daily Mirror published Sunday, Nastase refused to apologize to the British team.

Sport Jones wins back-to-back Xfinity races
Author: 0 Jones wins back-to-back Xfinity races

The win was the 82nd of Johnson's Cup Series career, moving him to within one of Carl Yarborough, sixth on the all-time wins list and three away from Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip, tied for fourth. "Somebody grabbed me by my shoulders and kind of pushed me", Chastain told FS1". "I recovered well, but unfortunately came back sick from Mexico, and I'm just on the tail end of that now".

Author: 0 Conte says league win would be his proudest moment

After the match finished at Wembley, Hazard gave an excellent quote to Belgium journalist Kristof Terreur in the mixed zone. "To score the amount of goals he has at his age and the position he plays is phenomenal, I don't see why he shouldn't have been up for both awards and close to winning the other as much as he won the young player", he said.

Author: 0 Questionable for Game 4

Kerr was forced to sit out the first 43 games of the Warriors' title defense in 2015-16 because of complications caused by the back surgery months earlier. And it's just way more important than the regular season was, I feel like. Shaun Livingston and Matt Barnes remained out. Kerr hasn't felt well all series, according to people around him, and recently the pain became unbearable, the Mercury News reported, adding it is unknown if these issues are even related to his past health problems.

Author: 0 Messi's 500th Barca goal sinks Real Madrid

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane: "We can not be happy". Messi was the next to sting Navas' palms, as Barcelona sensed the moment was ripe to kill off the game. But James Rodriguez appeared to have earned Madrid a point late on before Messi had the final say. A flurry of chances came in the early stages of the second half, with Ter Stegen saving well from Toni Kroos and brilliantly denying Karim Benzema.

Sport Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers
Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers

Given his history with last-minute shots, the outcome may not have been any different. The Indiana Pacers suffered one of the worst collapses in National Basketball Association playoff history and attempt to avoid a four-game sweep when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.

Author: 0 Toronto Raptors Get Much-Needed Game 2 Victory Over Milwaukee

After a so-so period till the All-Star break, during which the lack of contributors in the second unit was blamed for the drop, the Raptors were set to raise the stake by acquiring more talent, luring Serge Ibaka and P.J. Antetokounmpo, the Greek Freak, who troubled the Raps endlessly on Saturday by racing out in transition, was held to two points in the first quarter on 1-of-6 shooting.

Author: 0 Dominant Nadal outclasses Zverev in Monte Carlo

World No.1 Andy Murray overcame a awful start to beat Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 7-5 7-5 and reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round as he made his return from a five-week injury lay-off. Andy Murray's inexplicable profligacy in sight of the finish line wrecked what was shaping up to be a satisfactory comeback from injury, not to mention his preparations for the French Open.

Author: 0 Get fit for Lions or you'll be dropped, Gatland warns captain Warburton

So you believe him when he concurs with Warren Gatland that this is a stronger squad than four years ago, and that selecting the squad was a thorough process, with one question superseding all others. You can get obsessed with what the All Blacks are about and everyone has been for a long period of time. "I would expect we will get a pretty similar style of play to what we have always got when we have played a Warren Gatland coached team".

Sport Arsenal want to win FA Cup for Wenger, says Ramsey
Author: 0 Arsenal want to win FA Cup for Wenger, says Ramsey

Wenger said: "It was a big test for us, it was a mental test". They showed a united, determined response. Arsenal are seventh in the league, seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City with a game in hand. The 20-year old appears to have lost his place in the Manchester City team, as he is predominantly on the bench if he is not completely excluded from their match day squad and the Nigeria worldwide says he is aware of what Nigerians have been saying about his lack of game time ...

Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez's Connecticut hometown prepares for funeral

Family and close friends of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will gather in Briston, Connecticut, on Monday for a private funeral in his hometown. Details on the funeral for Aaron Hernandez have been released. "The family has the right, during this grieving process, to know their loved one's final thoughts", the family's statement read .

Sport Killer of ex-Saints star Smith sentenced to 25 years jail
Author: 0 Killer of ex-Saints star Smith sentenced to 25 years jail

Assistant district attorneys Jason Napoli and Laura Rodrigue conceded that Smith was intoxicated - his blood alcohol content of.235 was almost three times the state's legal limit to drive - and that he certainly was angry when first confronting Hayes after being rear-ended at a calculated 15 miles per hour, shortly before 11:30 p.m.

Author: 0 Former Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson nearing deal

He went on Twitter to refute an ESPN report that one reason he hasn't signed is because he was asking for more than $8 million for next season. The Saints opted not to wait that long, though, brining Peterson in for a visit that was apparently enjoyed by the running back, who met with the coaching staff and spent time with head coach Sean Payton talking about the team's future.

Author: 0 Buffalo elects not to match Patriots contract

Gillislee rushed for 577 yards and scored eight touchdowns on just 101 carries in 2016. Because the Bills had tendered Gillislee at an original-round level, they will receive a fifth-round pick (163rd overall) from the Patriots as compensation.

Author: 0 Rangers Even Up First-Round Playoff Series with Canadiens

Honestly, Alain Vigneault is starting to turn into Bruce Budreau; a great regular season coach but not a guy who can get it done in the playoffs . The Rangers returned home to NY for game three and anticipated a win but the team wasn't playing like themselves and let the Canadiens take advantage of them.

Author: 0 What the loss of Zlatan Ibrahimovic means for Manchester United

Fifth-placed United are now just a point behind local rivals Manchester City, who are fourth, ahead of their clash at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.theeagleonline.com.ng as the source.

Sport Ibrahimovic and Rojo facing lengthy spells out with serious knee injuries
Author: 0 Ibrahimovic and Rojo facing lengthy spells out with serious knee injuries

Marcus Rashford admits Manchester United did it the hard way after his dramatic extra-time victor sealed victory over Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter-finals. "I don't think a lot of people saw that scoreline against Chelsea coming or the type of game to be honest". You can not do miracles. But you have to try to do everything to accelerate the process.

Sport Manchester United arrive at team hotel ahead of Burnley
Author: 0 Manchester United arrive at team hotel ahead of Burnley

Manchester United's Premier League campaign kept unrolling with Sunday's away trip to Burnley and the team made a decision to demonstrate their support for the injured pair by simply warming up in shirts with the names "Ibrahimovic" and "Rojo".

Sport Jim Beglin reacts to Philippe Coutinho's free-kick in Liverpool v Crystal Palace
Author: 0 Jim Beglin reacts to Philippe Coutinho's free-kick in Liverpool v Crystal Palace

Our situation has also been helped by Liverpool's lose to Crystal Palace, giving us a brighter chance of breaking into the Premier League quartet, if we would take our chances. One of the big talking points surrounding Liverpool's home defeat to Crystal Palace was the behaviour of Mamadou Sakho. That being said, however, signing the Dutchman would nearly definitely require the Reds to finish in the top four places and now, with Manchester United three points behind and having two games in ...

Author: 0 Predators rested, ready to face Blues in surprising semi

They had just one off day between Game 7 and the first game of their semifinal series against San Jose, a series that the Sharks won in seven games. They were clipped from the 2016 postseason by St. That leaves a host of possible roster moves that could see Bowman looking to move players elsewhere. Much like the previous year, the Blackhawks struggled early in the regular season, but still managed to stay at or near the top of the Central Division, riding the hot goaltending of Corey Crawford ...

Sport College coaches wait to see if players stay, or go
Author: 0 College coaches wait to see if players stay, or go

Diallo is eligible for the draft, because graduated from high school last spring, and turns 19 in July. Teammates De'Aaron Fox, Isaiah Briscoe , Malik Monk and Isaac Humphries have also entered the NBA Draft and will not return. Diallo is a long and athletic wing with a ton of upside. Before enrolling at Kentucky, he was a consensus top-10 prospect in the Class of 2017 and rated the No.

Sport McDavid hits 100 points, Eberle has hat trick and Oilers win
Author: 0 McDavid hits 100 points, Eberle has hat trick and Oilers win

He returned to the lineup for the playoffs wearing a cage, but by his own admission has been rusty. The Sharks entered the series Monday under a cloud of uncertainty, with injuries to top players Joe Thornton and Logan Couture as well as a string of lackluster performances to close out the regular season.

Sport Tulowitzki joins Donaldson on DL for Blue Jays
Author: 0 Tulowitzki joins Donaldson on DL for Blue Jays

Once again, I'm left thinking "Man, the pitching was good, but they got done dirty". Bautista came to the plate in the top of the 13th batting.117 with one lonely RBI on the season. As for the drama, there was plenty to go around, starting with a dugout full of upset Angels at game's end after Stroman clipped their wings for his second win of the year.

Author: 0 Klitschko looks beyond Joshua fight, has no plans to retire

Wladimir Klitschko has warned Anthony Joshua not to repeat the mistake of allowing his focus from Saturday's fight to be affected as it was by Tyson Fury. "If one of those things is missing then it doesn't make sense to continue. It's challenging. My next stage is bigger than my last", Klitschko said.

Sport Jake Long Announces Retirement from NFL After 9-Year Career
Author: 0 Jake Long Announces Retirement from NFL After 9-Year Career

He fought back through injuries many times to stay on the football field and play the game he loved, but the human body can only take so much punishment before it can't take anymore. Long suffered a torn Achilles tendon in November, just the latest in a long line of injuries that plagued his career. Nearly exactly nine years since the Dolphins made him the top overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, offensive tackle Jake Long has announced his retirement.

Sport MRI reveals hyperextension, bone bruise in Rudy Gobert's left knee
Author: 0 MRI reveals hyperextension, bone bruise in Rudy Gobert's left knee

They will have some time before Game 2 on Tuesday night to regroup and figure out what went wrong. "Me and Blake looked at each other and was like, the hell with it; we've got to play", point guard Chris Paul said. "But we'll find out". "Well you know, when Joe makes the shot, it always makes the coach look smart", said Snyder, who refused to call a timeout after Paul's shot.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal wins historic 10th Monte Carlo title

But a sloppy unforced error on forehand gave Goffin another chance, and he took it with a deep forehand right on the line that Djokovic swiped back off balance into the net. After both players split the first two games, Nadal sped up to break twice and take the following five games for 6-1 win, capped by an ace. Nadal broke for a second time to move 5-3 ahead and then held to take the first set in 57 minutes and, from then on, the 14-time grand slam victor was barely stretched.

Sport Pune records thrilling three-run win against Mumbai in IPL
Author: 0 Pune records thrilling three-run win against Mumbai in IPL

The Pune bowlers were at their best as they managed to defend a below par total of 160 against the Mumbai Indians , who have proved to be the chase masters of this season so far. Rohit Sharma, the captain of MI, fought till the end to make the game closer with an innings of 58 from 39 balls but got out in the last over of the match .

Author: 0 Hammers lock door on Lukaku's Everton

Neither side was able to find a way to break the deadlock with Everton striker Romelu Lukaku failing to extend his run of having scored in his nine previous games against the Hammers. If they played like that every week they would not be where they are in the league'. "But we are winning as a team and losing as a team". West Ham sit 13th in the table and will survive to play at least another year in England's top league.

Sport Thunder blow double-digit lead again, go down 3-1 to Houston
Author: 0 Thunder blow double-digit lead again, go down 3-1 to Houston

A 2-of-12 performance on free throws tarnished an otherwise nice performance by Roberson, who was a significant factor in limiting Rocket star James Harden to 16 points on 5-of-16 shooting. Myles Turner had 20 points and nine rebounds, while Young had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Adams and the Thunder now have to win three straight to avoid a first-round exit against the No 3 seeds in the West.

Author: 0 Cavaliers complete first round sweep over Pacers

George averaged a career-high 23.7 points per game this season and has been an NBA All-Star in four of the last five seasons, however the team hasn't won a playoff series after consecutive appearances in the Eastern Conference Finals. "They made the plays to win the games". In Salt Lake City, Rudy Gobert returned from injury to deliver 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-98.

Sport Cruz drives in 5 runs to help Mariners end skid
Author: 0 Cruz drives in 5 runs to help Mariners end skid

They had been one of just three teams (along with the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs) who had entered play Saturday without a successful challenge this season. OUR PICK: This might be one of those too-good-to-be-true scenarios for bettors but I'm not going to overthink this one. "I think I walked four, and that's not me".

Sport Arsenal down Man City in FA Cup semi
Author: 0 Arsenal down Man City in FA Cup semi

Monreal made amends with the equaliser 11 minutes later as he drilled in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross at the far post - but City were left nursing a serious sense of injustice after this disappointing defeat. "I think everybody gave it their all and we stuck in, dug deep, and we finally got the victor in the end". Overall I am very pleased. "I want them (the players) to enjoy playing together and to play for the club".