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Sport Durant (calf) might sit for Warriors on Wednesday night
Author: 0 Durant (calf) might sit for Warriors on Wednesday night

He returned for Game 4 of that series, against the Rockets, but missed Golden State's next four playoff games, including three against the Blazers, and had trouble showing the form that led to two straight MVP awards. Lillard and McCollum played out of their minds in Game 1 , but Golden State took their game to another level in the fourth quarter and Portland simply couldn't keep up.

Sport Newcastle's Rafa Benitez happy to prove doubters wrong after promotion
Author: 0 Newcastle's Rafa Benitez happy to prove doubters wrong after promotion

Matt Ritchie and Perez would score in the second half to ensure that the game was safe and the three points shot Rafa Benitez's men to 88 points and back up to the Premier League at the first time of asking. Purchased from Crystal Palace last season to score the goals that would get Newcastle out of the Championship, Gayle has done that with gusto, scoring 22 in his 25 starts.

Author: 0 Warriors' Kevin Durant (calf strain) to return for Game 4

The two-time defending Western Conference champions swept the best-of-seven series. It's one of three games on tap for the day: Toronto hosts Milwaukee with that series even at 2-all, and Washington has a 2-1 advantage in its series with Game 4 at Atlanta.

Author: 0 Westbrook stars in Oklahoma City Thunder's crucial victory

They've only won one. But that defensive intensity vanished in the last 14 minutes. Gerald Green scored a playoff-career-high 18 points, and Al Horford finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Celtics, who blew a 20-point lead but managed to bounce back.

Sport Puel praises former pupil Hazard after Chelsea defeat
Author: 0 Puel praises former pupil Hazard after Chelsea defeat

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have passed a psychological test after bouncing back from a recent bout of indifferent form by reaching the FA Cup final and taking another significant step towards the Premier League title in the space of four days.

Author: 0 Bulls point guard Rondo racing for game 5 fitness

Isaiah Thomas #4 of the Boston Celtics carries the ball against the Atlanta Hawks during the second quarter at TD Garden on February 27, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The attempt was said to occur during the last 31.1 seconds of the first quarter, but Rondo denied this, saying that while he does stretch his legs out at some points of the game, Crowder might have just been too close to their bench.

Author: 0 Sharapova Claims First Victory After Ban

Yes, I can understand that players who were losing to Sharapova in the years previous to her ban are quite ticked that Sharapova could have cost them money for winnings and seedings and the rest, but banned for life is a little strong. "I felt I had to grow as a person and I think I've done that. To know I would be walking back into the arena was very special", Sharapova said in a courtside interview.

Author: 0 Sharapova returns to tennis after doping ban

Williams, who has just regained the world number one slot, revealed last week that she is expecting her first baby and will not play again this year. Five-time Grand Slam victor Sharapova, who was suspended in March 2016 after testing positive for meldonium, was given a wildcard for the tournament.

Author: 0 Huge 4th quarter pushes Celtics past Bulls

Top seeds the Celtics were too good in game five on Wednesday, overcoming the Chicago Bulls 108-97. He finished with 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting, nine assists and seven rebounds. If Boston shows up and plays to the crowd, a double-digit victory is likely in the cards. The momentum of the series began shifting when Rajon Rondo was ruled out before Game 3, and Boston has played far more inspired ball since Thomas returned home to be with his family in Tacoma, Washington, following the death ...

Author: 0 Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner will miss Game 4 against Maple Leafs

Then with 40 seconds left in the second period, William Nylander tied the game when Capitals defensemen Brooks Orpik and Kevin Shattenkirk both went to check Zach Hyman behind the net, leaving Nylander alone in front of Holtby. "I've been in tons of these series where you play lots of overtime", he said. So everything is magnified, that's all. Alex Ovechkin , Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored for the Presidents' Trophy-winning Capitals.

Sport I will cherish the memories of coaching Lionel Messi, says Luis Enrique
Author: 0 I will cherish the memories of coaching Lionel Messi, says Luis Enrique

Osasuna are a depleted squad, with seven of their senior players missing for the away trip to Barcelona, while the home team are almost at full strength. There is a doubt about on-loan goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu, who has been suffering with discomfort in his shoulder. He is the league's leading scorer with 33 goals, nine more than teammate Luis Suarez and 14 more than Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sport Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series
Author: 0 Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series

Chicago opened the game strong and kept it tight through the first three quarters. Predictably, the Celtics shook off their cold streak from downtown, and they closed out the quarter with an Avery Bradley-fueled 13-4 run over the final four minutes to retake the lead.

Author: 0 McMullen | Warren Sapp's critique could help Myles Garrett in long run

Most mock drafts have the San Francisco 49ers taking Thomas with the second pick, and ESPN's Todd McShay has the Chicago Bears completing the early run on defensive linemen by taking Allen at No. "This year, you go back and watch the UCLA game - before he has the ankle injury - and he's absolutely all over the place and dominating two offensive tackles for UCLA".

Sport Two more medals for NZ at track worlds
Author: 0 Two more medals for NZ at track worlds

The pint-sized "Pocket Rocketman" even had enough in the tank to perform a wheelie after storming the last lap to earn the applause of fans watching at the Hong Kong Velodrome on Thursday night. At last year's European championships near Paris he took the silver. "It would've been not unexpected for them to come here a little bit reserved, a little bit reticent nearly, bearing in mind the level of public criticism there's been over British Cycling over recent months".

Sport DeRozan has 33, Raptors even series
Author: 0 DeRozan has 33, Raptors even series

The Milwaukee Bucks (42-40) got the Raptors as their First Round opponents after finishing the regular season schedule ranked sixth in the East. Is it time to hit the panic button in the Raptors - Bucks series? "He's playing at a high level defensively".

Sport Pirates beat Cubs 6-5 as Ngoepe becomes first African in MLB
Author: 0 Pirates beat Cubs 6-5 as Ngoepe becomes first African in MLB

The Mariners placed Hernandez on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation after he lasted just two innings in his start at Detroit the previous night. my whole body just relaxed and I was able to be who I am". Ngoepe started playing seriously at the age of 12 and had access to the game because his mother worked at the Randburg Mets baseball club.

Author: 0 Ducks vs. Oilers live stream, Game 1

Anaheim is riding an 18-game point streak (15-0-3) and collected a point in four of five encounters (2-1-2) with Edmonton, although Leon Draisaitl scored in overtime to give the Oilers a 3-2 overtime victory on April 1. In another, Maroon scooped up a puck that the Ducks were trying to preserve for a dressing-room display and defiantly skated away. Patrick Eaves scored his second goal of the playoffs at 9:22 on a rebound off a Brandon Montour shot, and Jakob Silfverberg converted a ...

Author: 0 'Beast Mode' returns: Lynch set to join Raiders after trade from Seahawks

He most recently played for the Seahawks during the 2015-2016 season before retiring months ahead of the 2016-2017 campaign. Lynch will boost the talent in the backfield, and he'll help the fan forget - at least temporarily - that the team is moving to Las Vegas, possibly early as next season.

Sport Pogba ruled out of Manchester derby
Author: 0 Pogba ruled out of Manchester derby

So, with the build-up well underway ahead of Thursday's clash, we at Shoot! have selected our ultimate City-United five-a-side team from those players available for selection at the Etihad on Thursday... The Manchester United manager was talking after his side had recorded an impressive 2-0 victory at Burnley just three days after Ibrahimovic and defender Marcos Rojo suffered knee injuries which require surgery during a midweek Europa League win over Anderlecht.

Sport Newcastle United back in English Premier League
Author: 0 Newcastle United back in English Premier League

But, asked if he would still be at the helm in August, Benitez - who signed a three-year contract in May last year - said with a smile: "You never know, that is football". Newcastle fans... Were Benitez's transfer dealings key to your club's success this year? When we have lost, we have bounced back straight away. Elliot has witnessed a seismic change at St James' Park since Benitez came in 13 months ago and believes the manager deserves enormous credit for the job he has done.

Sport PSG a step away from third successive French Cup trophy
Author: 0 PSG a step away from third successive French Cup trophy

PSG can still expect a winning treble in Ligue 1, French Cup and French League Cup as they levelled at 80 points with Monaco and had to sit second with a goal difference deficit, also playing one more game than the leaders. He moved to within five of the Swede's total with a lovely flick to steer a pass from Di Maria into the far corner. Mbae compouded Monaco's problems when he turned another Di Maria delivery into his own net on 51 minutes, while Matuidi was the beneficiary of the former ...

Sport Chelsea F.C. calm nerves and extend lead with win over Southampton
Author: 0 Chelsea F.C. calm nerves and extend lead with win over Southampton

Gary Cahill could return for Chelsea's crucial Premier League home game against Southampton on Tuesday after illness kept him out of the weekend's FA Cup semi-final win over title rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Although Ryan Bertrand struck header deep into stoppage time , it was just not enough to achieve victory against Chelsea . James Ward-Prowse's corner from the left was inadvertently flicked on by Cesar Azpilicueta and reached the unattended Manolo Gabbiadini at the back post.

Sport Astros' Keuchel wins again; Altuve OK after scary collision
Author: 0 Astros' Keuchel wins again; Altuve OK after scary collision

Teoscar Hernández raced into to right and Jose Altuve went back facing the outfield wall. Hernandez has a lower left leg contusion, according to Hinch. In the aftermath of Tuesday night's collision in right field, the Houston Astros had to make another roster move. Hinch said sitting Altuve was precautionary, and that he would be available if the situation arose.

Author: 0 LeBron James, Cavs Try To Shake Derek Jeter Theory

Cleveland is two wins away from advancing to the conference semifinals, thanks to another hair-raising finish in which the Cavs overcame their overconfidence demons to send the Pacers back home again to in, down 2-0 in the series , thanks to the Cavs' 117-111 defense-optional victory.

Sport Paul George thinks Lance Stephenson must 'learn to control himself'
Author: 0 Paul George thinks Lance Stephenson must 'learn to control himself'

Some may view this as George criticizing a teammate for the second game in a row, but even Stephenson would probably acknowledge he needs to handle himself better. In Game 1, it was the 14-of-27 from the foul line. ESPN notes that at one point in the third quarter, Stephenson slammed the ball on the floor after the play was over.

Sport Brandon McCoy turns down MSU, commits to UNLV
Author: 0 Brandon McCoy turns down MSU, commits to UNLV

He was also considering Arizona, Kansas Michigan State and San Diego State. The question becomes what do the Spartans do with their remaining two spots? That should bode well for UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies, who now has a bright future in the frontcourt.

Author: 0 Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds

I have a lot of blood and urine", Thames told reporters . While in Korea, Thames hit for the cycle twice (which is a single, double, triple and home run in the same game)! Eric Thames celebrates a two-run home run against the Reds with his Brewers teammates.

Author: 0 NFL prospect denies rape report made to police; no charges

ET on April 9. It remains to be seen if the charges will cause Conley to spiral downward in the draft. Conley released a statement Wednesday regarding the claims in a police report that were filed in Cleveland. According to the player's attorney, who told WOIO that the accusations are false, the player will return to Cleveland after the draft to be interviewed by police.

Author: 0 Spurs stay in touch with Chelsea with 8th straight PL win

The team are now showing we are ready this season to fight and, next season, we'll be... Eriksen came to the rescue with 12 minutes to play, gathering Harry Kane's pass and arrowing a glorious shot into the bottom-left corner to secure an eighth successive league win.

Sport Windies slow over-rate earns them a fine
Author: 0 Windies slow over-rate earns them a fine

Possibly mindful of his proximity to the landmark when he started his innings 23 runs away from the cherished goal, Younis took 47 minutes to get off the mark while Azam attempted to keep the scoreboard ticking over at the other end. The 42-year-old Misbah also added that he had no plans to reconsider his decision to retire after the current series. "This pitch had a lot of moisture and that is why we opted to bowl first and go with three seamers".

Author: 0 Strengths of 2017 NFL Draft matches Bills' many needs

Despite a disdain for playing into rumor season, Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown chose to debunk it when he said "Yes, that would be false , but I am not going to comment on every rumor that is out there". 6, the team looks like it wouldn't hesitate to move down if another team wants to come up. The losing - and criticism about his play - took a toll. If the Browns were to pass on Trubisky at No.

Author: 0 Marcus Smart Responds To Jimmy Butler: 'It Ain't Hard To Find Me'

Both teams are tied 2-2 in the opening-round playoffs series , and the pressure is on! It was after that game that Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg accused Thomas of regularly palming the ball, saying: "When you're allowed to discontinue your dribble on every possession, he's impossible to guard".

Sport Luis Enrique Takes '101 Percent' Responsibility for Barcelona's Loss to Juventus
Author: 0 Luis Enrique Takes '101 Percent' Responsibility for Barcelona's Loss to Juventus

Georgio Chiellini headed in the third in the second half to give the Italian champions a a huge advantage ahead of next week's second leg in Barcelona . Andres Iniesta admitted Barcelona were not good enough in the 3-0 defeat against Juventus , but said he is not as "pessimistic" as he was after the 4-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain.

Sport Shah Rukh Khan on way to Vancouver
Author: 0 Shah Rukh Khan on way to Vancouver

Amar Butala, the CEO of Salman's banner, confirmed to a daily, "The makers of both films have approached us, and we have chose to attach the two trailers with our film". Kabir has made a decision to release the teaser by the end of this week, trailer in May and the film on June 23. "We will be happy to accommodate both (trailers) if the stars agree to the arrangement", mid-day quoted a source as saying.

Author: 0 Supporters and opponents at Sen. Bernie Sanders rally in Omaha

The second night of the tour, MSNBC's Chris Hayes asked Perez in a joint interview with Sanders if the party supports a single-payer Medicare for All health care system that Sanders supports and is reintroducing in the Senate in a few weeks.

Author: 0 Raiders agree to deal with Marshawn Lynch

Instead, he will be playing for a different team for the first time in years. Then he got permission from the Seahawks to talk to the Raiders about that comeback. Tafur said Lynch is "balking at taking less than half". Rapoport reported that Lynch is expected to return to Oakland on Wednesday to complete his physical.

Sport Liverpool's new kit to mark 125th anniversary
Author: 0 Liverpool's new kit to mark 125th anniversary

The Merseyside outfit unveiled the new strip for the 2017-18 season, commemorating the club's 125th anniversary. Returning to a darker "Shankly red", the shirt incorporates tonal pinstripes which acknowledge the Liverpool teams of the early 1980s.

Author: 0 Sharapova marks comeback from ban with win over Vinci

And I'm a competitor by nature, even when things are not working. " You have to look at how other leagues and tours have handled players who have come back ", Simon told BBC Sport . Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after a point over Italy's Roberta Vinci in their first round match at the WTA tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart , southwestern Germany, on April 26, 2017 .

Author: 0 Brewers 1B Thames left the field in top of 8th

Manager Craig Counsell said the injury wasn't serious and Thames reiterated that afterward, much to the relief of Brewers fans everywhere. They'll send Wily Peralta (3-1, 4.71) to the mound against Cincinnati's Tim Adleman (0-0, 2.70). Pinch-hitter Nick Franklin kept the inning going, reaching on an error by right fielder Scott Schebler, and Jonathan Villar made him pay by ripping his second two-run single of the day back up the middle.

Sport Thames has 1 of Brewers' 14 hits, hurt in win over Reds
Author: 0 Thames has 1 of Brewers' 14 hits, hurt in win over Reds

He said he'll back in the lineup Friday night against Atlanta. Reds starter Scott Feldman (1-2) went five innings, allowing four runs on five hits and five walks with four strikeouts. In the seventh, Archer hit Seth Smith with a pitch, and Jones followed with a drive deep into the left-field seats. If their pitching staff is able to limit runs in any meaningful fashion, Milwaukee could be just a stone's throw away from a.500 record as early as this season.

Author: 0 Warriors sweep Trail Blazers, Raptors claim key win

Dwight Howard had a double-double by halftime and finished with 16 points and 15 boards as the Hawks topped the visiting Wizards, 111-101 to knot that series at two games apiece. The largest margin was 33. They finished with an National Basketball Association playoff record-tying 45 points in the period. Durant has missed Golden State's last two games against the Blazers because of the injury, which occurred in the third quarter of last Sunday's Game 1 victory against the Trail Blazers.

Sport Jays, Cardinals postponed due to rain
Author: 0 Jays, Cardinals postponed due to rain

Coghlan raced around the bases and decided that he was going to try and score on the play. Kevin Pillar followed by tripling over the head of right fielder Stephen Piscotty , setting the highlight reel in motion. If you haven't seen the video yet, you surely will, and not just because it was a huge part of the Jays 6-5, extra-innings win over the Cardinals, an incredible opening act to a three-game series here.

Sport Raptors minimize Antetokounmpo, win Game 2 vs
Author: 0 Raptors minimize Antetokounmpo, win Game 2 vs

He's a fighter and I just knew he wouldn't be satisfied the way he played the first game". Game 3 is Thursday night in Milwaukee. Lowry, who had four points in Game 1, led all first-half scorers with 17 points. Back-to-back great looks from distance, wide-open looks, wouldn't drop for Milwaukee as Malcolm Brogdon and Matthew Dellavedova couldn't drain their shots.

Sport Phillies place Aaron Nola on the disabled list
Author: 0 Phillies place Aaron Nola on the disabled list

With that, Pivetta's journey to the big leagues took a quick path. Marlins: LHP Wei-Yin Chen (2-0, 3.94) is scheduled to start Wednesday night for the first time since not allowing a hit in seven scoreless innings last Tuesday at Seattle.

Sport Rob Holding reveals Arsenal only practised 3-4-3 formation twice
Author: 0 Rob Holding reveals Arsenal only practised 3-4-3 formation twice

Wenger's side are now in sixth position in England's top flight, with seven points separating them from the top four as Man City sit in fourth on 64 points. Arsenal went back in front in the 71st minute through Mesut Ozil. "We didn't give any chances away, we were quite solid". "It didn't matter how we won, we had to go out there and get back to basics", Wenger added.

Sport Formula One to ditch 'halo' protection device in favour of screen
Author: 0 Formula One to ditch 'halo' protection device in favour of screen

The FIA unsurprisingly has reversed course in its pursuit of the best design for a cockpit protection system for Formula One cars. The proposed halo cockpit device is not the favoured solution to driver head protection anymore. In two other bits, from the Spanish Grand Prix on May 14, the sporting regulations will be strictly enforced to ensure drivers' auto numbers and surnames will be made bigger and more visible.

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