Sport Thunder blow 12 point lead
Author: 0 Thunder blow 12 point lead

I don't want to hear that. We are all in this together. After all, the question "why does the team struggle without Westbrook on the floor?" is pretty easily answered with "because Westbrook is our best player". "I felt like I had good shots in Game 2". In the final five minutes, the Rockets started fouling Andre Roberson after Roberson missed his first six free throws of the game - and 11 of the series.

Author: 0 Penguins want to start fast, finish off Blue Jackets

On the contrary, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella admitted he was disappointed with the result but was still proud of his team. William Karlsson, Boone Jenner and Markus Nutivaara, in his playoff debut, each had a goal and an assist to help the Blue Jackets get their first playoff win in three years and their first-ever in regulation.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger explains why he started three in defence against Middlesbrough

You can see we didn't play with total trust, but overall we actually wished to win", the Arsenal manager told Sky Sports . "After he can give us the extra bit (going forward) that is important as well". " Middlesbrough gave everything. It's one of their last chances to stay in the league". Arsene Wenger looks poised to revert to a flat back four when Arsenal face Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final showdown at Wembley on Sunday.

Sport Sharapova's 1st opponent opposes wild cards after doping ban
Author: 0 Sharapova's 1st opponent opposes wild cards after doping ban

Prof Chadwick says Sharapova's management and advisers, those who look after her profile, grabbed hold of a hard situation very quickly. "Her return in the Porsche Arena is a fabulous present for our fantastic spectators and is certain to be one of the sporting and emotional highlights of our anniversary tournament ", he said.

Sport Maria Sharapova's first opponent since doping ban questions Russian's wild card
Author: 0 Maria Sharapova's first opponent since doping ban questions Russian's wild card

Victoria Azarenka, a former world No. 1 who will be coming back from maternity leave in August, told Omnisport that Sharapova's return was "good for tennis ". "Those that stuck with her value the association of her brand with their brands". When the ITF sentenced Sharapova in June 2016, they said Sharapova's transgression was "unintentional", but that she bore " sole responsibility " for her situation.

Author: 0 Warriors sweep Trail Blazers, move on to round 2 of NBA playoffs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers will have backup guard Austin Rivers at their disposal for Game 5 of their opening-round series Tuesday against Utah. Wizards at Hawks, Washington leads 2-1. Yes, Cleveland won all four games, but they only outscored Portland by a combined total of 16 points , making it one of the least dominant sweeps in National Basketball Association playoff history.

Author: 0 Russell Westbrook Goes Off on Reporter Questioning Oklahoma City Thunder's Team Play

Regardless if I go to the bench, if Steven's on the floor, if I'm off the floor, we in this together. "Don't try and split us up". Don't try to split us up, don't try to make us go against each other. Seeing Billy Donovan wanted to take advantage of the matchup with Ryan Anderson, Gibson was continually fed the ball in the post and totaled 20 points in the game on 10-of-13 shooting.

Author: 0 Arsenal and Chelsea given 28000 seats for FA Cup final

Tottenham are four points behind in the league but could be seven back by the time they visit an in-form Crystal Palace side on Wednesday. "It's great to know when after a week we finish the championship we have to play a final in the FA Cup ", Conte said.

Sport Arizona 2, San Francisco 6
Author: 0 Arizona 2, San Francisco 6

A 94 miles per hour pitch from Arizona Diamondbacks starter Taijuan Walker hit Posey in the crown of his helmet in the first inning of the Giants' 4-1 win. Denard Span had two hits and drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth off Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller (1-1). That 6-1 mark - highlighted by a weekend sweep of the defending American League champion Cleveland Indians - was built on a potent attack that was producing 6.86 runs a game, tops in baseball.

Sport Seahawks GM downplays chances of Richard Sherman trade
Author: 0 Seahawks GM downplays chances of Richard Sherman trade

The update shouldn't come as a surprise. "(Sherman) may see it as a fresh start for him, and we may see it as a way to clear some cap room and get younger", the GM said. It just doesn't work that way", Schneider said. We have had conversations with teams. Schneider said Sherman met with coach Pete Carroll last week and had "another great conversation".

Author: 0 Dale Earnhardt Jr is set to retire in 2017

The 42-year-old NASCAR driver has more than 600 races under his belt and 26 cup wins. The son of legendary driver Dale Earnhardt Sr. has 26 victories at NASCAR's top level since 2000, his first full-time year in the Cup Series, but he never was able to take home the season title.

Author: 0 Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Group Buying Miami Marlins

Loria, 76, bought the Marlins for $158.5 million in 2002 from John Henry, part of the Boston Red Sox ownership group that has celebrated three World Series titles. Bush was informed this week that his bid was selected over overtures from at least two others - NY businessman Wayne Rothbaum and a group led by MA businessman Tagg Romney, son of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Author: 0 Antonio Conte plays down psychological advantage of beating Tottenham Hotspur

Asked if beating Spurs in the FA Cup gave his side a psychological edge for the title run-in, Conte replied: "I don't think so". The Italian added: "This season is very important because we are trying to build something important for the present, to put the foundations down and be strong, stronger for the future".

Sport Gareth Bale out at least three weeks for Real Madrid
Author: 0 Gareth Bale out at least three weeks for Real Madrid

Coach Zinedine Zidane was heavily criticised in the Spanish media for fielding Bale against Barcelona 11 days after sustaining the injury, although on Tuesday the Frenchman defended his decision. And Zidane believes it is that injury which is still at the root of his latest problems. When you've had a long-term injury, it is hard when you come back.

Author: 0 Warburton to lead Lions for Gatland

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 the peak of his powers. Now that has all changed and the home side has the time to get together and train together. "Every player included is under the age of 27 which is extremely exciting for Saracens and for England, and I'm extremely confident they'll thrive in the red jersey in New Zealand", the former ...

Sport Lights Out: Warriors sweep Blazers out of playoffs
Author: 0 Lights Out: Warriors sweep Blazers out of playoffs

The Warriors are so deep and talented that they were essentially able to beat the Blazers without him. Durant has participated in practice in recent days, and was only held out of Game 3 for precautionary reasons. They are up 3-0, beating them handily in Game 2 and winning in comeback fashion in Game 3. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 116.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 39.9 percent shooting.

Author: 0 Bruins vs. Senators live stream, Game 4

McAvoy played a lot of minutes, played very well, but also showed plenty of rookie mistakes that can and should be ironed out by Monday night. "I just tried to get it up 18 inches and I got lucky that I did". It'll be interesting to see how Bruce Cassidy and Guy Boucher play the matchup game when both teams' replacements are on the ice. "We've got a few more games to go here".

Author: 0 Albert Ramos stuns Andy Murray in Monte Carlo Masters

Basically an invitation to loosen up, crush some heavy groundstrokes, track down every ball, and ease towards his first title of the year after losing in three finals. It was Ramos-Vinolas' first career victory over a reigning world No. 1 in four attempts and sent him into his first career Masters quarterfinal in his 31st Masters 1000 tournament appearance.

Sport Arsenal fans loved the contribution of Nacho Monreal vs Man City
Author: 0 Arsenal fans loved the contribution of Nacho Monreal vs Man City

The Chilean is out of contract at the end of next season, and it is unclear whether he is willing to commit his future to the Gunners beyond that point. Replays suggested it was a very close call, perhaps down to millimetres, but that was of little comfort. Arsenal responded well to the reprieve with a positive start to the second half but City had another good opportunity when Nicolas Otamendi headed wide.

Author: 0 David Beckham hails PFA winning duo N'Golo Kante and Dele Alli

Meanwhile, Spurs midfielder Dele Alli scooped the PFA Young Player of the Year award. David Beckham received the PFA's merit honor for his contribution to the video game. The France global is also seventh in total interceptions (72), the highest of any Chelsea player, and averages 2.4 interceptions per game, according to WhoScored.

Author: 0 Red Sox 2B Pedroia (knee, ankle) out of lineup again

I'm sorry that it kind of ended up that high and fortunately it didn't hit him. But they didn't hit Machado - or even brush him back - on Saturday night. "#BostonStrong.". At one point in the third period of the Washington-Toronto game Friday night, the score was tied 1-1, the series was tied 2-2, the shots on goal in the game were tied 18-18 and the series goals were tied 15-15.

Sport Steelers WR Martavis Bryant reinstated by NFL
Author: 0 Steelers WR Martavis Bryant reinstated by NFL

Two days before the draft, the National Football League finally got around to announcing the reinstatement of Martavis Bryant . Based on the terms of the conditional reinstatement, it's no different as a practical matter than a full reinstatement.

Sport Premier League win with Chelsea would be Conte's greatest moment
Author: 0 Premier League win with Chelsea would be Conte's greatest moment

After beating Chelsea and Arsenal, Sunday's 2-1 win at Liverpool was Palace's latest scalp, but Eagles boss Allardyce wants his team to keep their foot on the gas against Tottenham because he doesn't believe they are safe yet. "This season isn't the only season the Manchester clubs have spent a lot of money. It has not been easy to reach FA Cup final and fight until the end for the title", he said.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal ready to crack the 10 barrier in Barcelona

The crowd remained pro-Goffin for the rest of the match and Mary Carillo said that Nadal should have "gifted" his competitor the point. "To win 10 times at such an important event like Monte Carlo is something hard to describe my feelings".

Author: 0 New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers advance to second round of playoffs

The Edmonton Oilers advanced to the 2nd round of the 2017 NHL Playoffs and a date with the Anaheim Ducks as they defeated the San Jose Sharks 3-1 to win the series 4 games to 2. The Sharks werent going to go out without a bite, however. The Oilers took a too many men penalty with 4:57 left but were able to kill it off. Joe Pavelski hit the crossbar while the Sharks were on the man advantage.

Author: 0 Browns are still considering Trubisky at No. 1 overall

This year, the Browns will be followed in the selection order by the San Francisco 49ers , who also posted a 1-15 record last season. There is no question the Browns are searching for a quarterback. "We prepare a lot", Brown said. Sashi Brown said he didn't want to get in a habit of trading up to get a player, but didn't rule out doing so. Three out of four analysts on have Myles Garrett going No.

Sport Manchester Derby will be game of the season: Ander Herrera
Author: 0 Manchester Derby will be game of the season: Ander Herrera

Having thanked supporters for the messages of support and well wishes, Ibrahimovic writes in a post on Instagram that he will "come back even stronger" from the injury. "I am happy to play there again and of course everybody knows me, I play where the manager needs me, and I just want to play like anybody else". The win moved United, at 63 points, to within a point of fourth-placed Manchester City ahead of the pair's clash on Thursday and extended the Red Devils' unbeaten run in the ...

Author: 0 13 reasons the Bears should draft a quarterback at No. 3

Many view Western Michigan's Corey Davis to be the No. 1 prospect at the wide receiver position, and he is a player that the Eagles showed interest in early and often throughout the pre-draft process. A quick look at the Browns depth chart, and then a look at the offensive skill players in the draft will speak for its self. "Sometimes it falls that way as this is the best player available and also ties into value and need as well".

Author: 0 John Wall Shines as Wizards Win Game One over Atlanta

Wall was a blur at times , scoring 15 points in a third quarter that proved to be the knockout punch for Washington in Game 1. Harden, who along with Westbrook is a front-runner for MVP, went to the bench after that and both teams cleared their benches soon after that.

Sport Raptors escape against Bucks to tie series
Author: 0 Raptors escape against Bucks to tie series

Toronto will play Game 2 on Tuesday. Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, including the clinching basket with less than 10 seconds to play, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-100 Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at 1-1.

Sport Conte happy for Hazard to put team first
Author: 0 Conte happy for Hazard to put team first

However Conte said he would rather lose matches than have selfish players in his side. Conte rejects the idea that Hazard should be more selfish, and he also disputes the notion that Leo Messi is even selfish to begin with. If you do this, the team [increases] your talent. "I have another day to decide our best 11, but I think that they [Costa and Hazard] are in good condition and in good form and for sure I hope to see a good performance from my players".

Author: 0 Zola quits relegation-threatened Birmingham after 4 months

Redknapp has three games remaining this season in which to preserve their status, starting with Monday's (AEST) derby showdown with Aston Villa . It is three games in two weeks, massive games for us, it is a very hard situation we are in but I am looking forward to the challenge.

Sport UNC's Berry withdrawing from draft to return for senior year
Author: 0 UNC's Berry withdrawing from draft to return for senior year

None of the three hired an agent, though, which allowed Berry to stay in Chapel Hill. "After speaking to my family I have made a decision to withdraw from the 2017 Draft and will return to Carolina next season", says Berry. He sprained his left ankle during a victory against Kentucky in the South Regional championship game. He averaged 8.5 rebounds in the Final Four in wins over OR and Gonzaga and had seven games this year with five OR more assists.

Sport Chelsea must 'exploit' their win over Tottenham, says Conte
Author: 0 Chelsea must 'exploit' their win over Tottenham, says Conte

Whatever Antonio Conte said to his players in the dressing room proved effective as the team emerged from the half-time break more determined and decisive. Southampton boss Claude Puel felt his side showed a marked improvement from their previous game 10 days ago in a 3-0 loss to Manchester City. Conte made a veiled criticism of Manchester United and Manchester City on Monday, saying spending money does not guarantee success as both face a battle to finish in the top four.

Author: 0 Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

The team also indicated it would announce its 2018 plans for the No. 88 team at a later date. Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, poses with former National Football League quarterback, Peyton Manning, on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee.

Sport Kante named PFA player of the year
Author: 0 Kante named PFA player of the year

In recent seasons attacking players have dominated and the last victor who was not a striker, winger or attacking midfielder was defender John Terry in 2004. "To have won the Premier League the way he did last season with Leicester was special, and the position Chelsea are in at the moment, if they go on to win the title, it'll be a special couple of years for him".

Author: 0 Bulls Fred Hoiberg complains Isaiah Thomas gets away with palming. Thomas shrugs

The Celtics led by 20 in the second quarter and were still up 10 in the third when Chicago scored 12 straight. They outscored the Celtics in the second and third quarter, equaled Boston's fourth quarter output with 25 points, and still came up on the losing end due to that awful first quarter performance, losing 104-95.

Sport NFL Draft: Who Are This Year's Biggest Sleepers?
Author: 0 NFL Draft: Who Are This Year's Biggest Sleepers?

That wouldn't preclude the Browns from taking a quarterback later in this draft, just not in the first round. At -115, the OVER is the play. Gabriel is coming off a breakout 2016 season in which he had 35 catches for 579 yards and matched star Julio Jones with a team high-tying six touchdown receptions.

Sport Toronto Raptors seize control with win over Milwaukee Bucks
Author: 0 Toronto Raptors seize control with win over Milwaukee Bucks

The Warriors advanced to the conference semifinals, where they'll face the victor of the series between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers , which is tied at 2. In addition to Powell, the team's four other starters also scored in double-digits. Powell scored 12 of Toronto's 33 points in the third, on a flawless 3-for-3 from the floor, 2-for-2 from beyond the arc and 4-for-4 from the free throw line.

Sport Zlatan Ibrahimovic To Come Back 'Even Stronger' From Injury
Author: 0 Zlatan Ibrahimovic To Come Back 'Even Stronger' From Injury

You don't give me everything you have, I ask you for more. "It is common sense". The 35-year-old Swedish striker has said this season that he's aging like a fine wine. Mourinho said: "He is in America to have the surgery and start the recovering process, and that is the only thing that matters for us". Fifth-placed Manchester United are a point behind City with six games to go.

Author: 0 Manny Machado Slides Into Dustin Pedroia... Dirty?

The injuries occurred when he was spiked by Manny Machado on Friday night. Chicago hasn't scored in 23 innings, including during a three-hitter from Cleveland's Corey Kluber in a 3-0 Indians win Friday. Baltimore rallied to load the bases with two outs in the sixth inning off Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez , but Trey Mancini grounded into a fielder's choice to end the inning.

Sport Jay Cutler doesn't want to retire, according to QB's agent
Author: 0 Jay Cutler doesn't want to retire, according to QB's agent

Jay Cutler is coming off a disappointing 2016 season that was cut short after just five games due to a labrum injury. The Bears pivoted to Mike Glennon instead while the Jets opted for Josh McCown and the 49ers signed Brian Hoyer. But talent is no longer the question about the 33-year-old Cutler. Cutler's best season came in 2008, when he threw for 4,526 yards. That said, things could foreseeably pick up for Cutler after the 2017 NFL Draft that is set to begin on Thursday night after ...

Sport Red Sox place Pablo Sandoval on 10-day DL
Author: 0 Red Sox place Pablo Sandoval on 10-day DL

Sandoval, who leads the team with three home runs but is hitting.213 this season, was injured Sunday when he dropped down to his knees to stop a hard grounder. He has a 1.17 ERA against them in 10 career appearances. Trend: New York is 3-6 in its first nine games on the season this season. In what figures to be a tight race for the AL East title this season, every rivalry game in this division will carry some extra weight.

Sport Beating Spurs in FA Cup has no bearing on league, says Conte
Author: 0 Beating Spurs in FA Cup has no bearing on league, says Conte

Chelsea have a 70 percent chance of winning on Tuesday, according to's Soccer Power Index (SPI). I know it's good for me to score more goals if I want to reach the level of Messi and (Cristiano) Ronaldo. "We had the hardest run-in and still have got a very difficult run-in with Tottenham coming up, Manchester City and Manchester United away and Hull City and Burnley".

Author: 0 Petr Cech denies Arsenal lack leaders after reaching FA Cup final

I think we have also found more confidence in this system with three defenders. "If we have to talk about referees, people are going to say we complain but when we see the highlights, for me it is very disappointing". City are fourth in the table with United just a point behind in a tight race. Though they have at least one game in hand on their rivals the Gunners find themselves seven points outside the top four and Cech admits they have no margin for error.

Author: 0 Player of the year Kante must keep improving at Chelsea: Conte

The 26-year-old midfielder made a huge impact on Chelsea in his first season at the London club after signing for £32 million from Premier League champions Leicester City. "We will see for the future, we are confident in him and, for me, he can look to getting in the selection with Spain, for example". "He's improved a lot from last season".

Sport Former Gamecock Jordan Montgomery has solid debut for Yankees
Author: 0 Former Gamecock Jordan Montgomery has solid debut for Yankees

The Yankees got some retribution today behind Michael Pineda . Pineda is as frustrating a pitcher as there is in the majors. After years of baseball fans outside of New England trying their best to stomach the Red Sox nation's annual expectation of grandeur, the team itself is now feeling a similar intestinal pain.

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