Author: 0 Heavyhearted Thomas nets 33 in loss to Bulls

Wade and Jimmy Butler scored 22 points each, leading six Bulls players in double figures. "It's key when you have a point guard like him that controls the whole game - you've just got to play", said Dwyane Wade, who had 22 points, eight of them coming in a 10-0 spurt that put away Game 2 .

Sport Harper homers in 11-run 7th, Turner, Nats rout Rockies 16-5
Author: 0 Harper homers in 11-run 7th, Turner, Nats rout Rockies 16-5

Oliver Drake pitched a hitless sixth and Tommy Milone allowed two hits over three innings, including Adam Duvall's eighth-inning homer, for his second big league save, his first since August 2015. Baseball logic holds that a sinker like Treinen's should withstand the thin air of Coors Field, that groundballs will win here. Marquez lasted four innings, giving up nine hits and eight runs.

Sport Mauricio Pochettino stokes up north London derby
Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino stokes up north London derby

It was exactly the sort of match in which Mauricio Pochettino's men may have dropped points last season, but they are a tougher proposition this term and stretched their winning run to eight Premier League matches. Keen to keep his players from getting ahead of themselves, Pochettino has told them to forget what Chelsea do and focus on their own performances. Chelsea are still the heavy favourites to win the title this season after their 4-2 victory over Southampton on Tuesday night.

Author: 0 Maria Sharapova wins in return after after doping ban

She will play Italy's Roberto Vinci in what will be her first competitive match since the Australian Open past year. The French Tennis Federation announced on Wednesday that they will be making their decision in the coming weeks as to whether Sharapova will receive a wildcard to play in Paris.

Sport Cardinals Sweep Doubleheader from Blue
Author: 0 Cardinals Sweep Doubleheader from Blue

He struck out Ryan Goins and Justin Smoak then he got Travis to ground out to end the game. "Big, big at-bat". Ryan Tepera (1-1) and Casey Lawrence (0-3) took the losses. YANKEES 3, RED SOX 0 Masahiro Tanaka pitched a three-hitter to outduel Chris Sale and earn his first shutout since 2014, and visiting NY beat Boston for its fifth consecutive victory over the rival Red Sox.

Sport Pakistan played key role in end of Big-3: PCB chief
Author: 0 Pakistan played key role in end of Big-3: PCB chief

The sweeping changes were passed in a vote during a meeting at the International Cricket Council (ICC ) headquarters in Dubai, the governing body said in a statement on Thursday. The revenue model feud continued with the BCCI rejecting outright the ICC's an additional United States dollars 100 million in the proposed format.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho confident of landing Chelsea star this summer

Guardiola, whose success at Barcelona and Bayern Munich made him the most coveted coach in the world, won't likely be fired, but this season will be the first time in his coaching career he has not won a trophy. "To have lots of players without playing is something that the players, they don't want", Mourinho said. Bailly will be an integral part of the United team for the rest of the campaign as Mourinho's other centre-backs; Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, and Phil Jones; are all out injured.

Author: 0 Anthony Joshua's career in numbers

Klitschko is also looking to join Muhammad Ali and Evander Holyfield as the only men to win a piece of the heavyweight championship on three occasions. I realized that life is a circle, and I see myself in AJ. You know he wasn't motivated for that fight? "But if he can pull the trigger the same and be the Klitschko who dominated for a long time I think he will come out on top".

Author: 0 Dortmund blame bus delay for a torrid night in Monaco

With the fixture rescheduled for the day after, a shaken Borussia looked all at sea against Monaco and their coach Thomas Tuchel acknowledged his side had been ill-prepared to play so soon after the attack. "We weren't 100 percent ready from the first second, perhaps we were too intent on scoring", said Dortmund goalkeeper Burki after Wednesday's defeat with the Germans failing to overturn their 3-2 first-leg defeat.

Author: 0 Rajon Rondo officially ruled out for Game 6 vs Celtics

Chicago was leading 81-79 early in the fourth before Thomas took over. The hot water was out in the visiting locker room showers, where the Chicago Bulls tried to wash away the stink of three consecutive losses to the Boston Celtics after being up 2-0 in the first-round playoff series.

Sport Fans react to the weekend's FA Cup semi-final clashes
Author: 0 Fans react to the weekend's FA Cup semi-final clashes

City did take the lead with a superb breakaway goal from Aguero just after the hour but then switched off to allow a Nacho Monreal equaliser. They are not qualities often associated with this Arsenal team but Cech says criticism of the players' mentality has been unfair.

Sport Why Alabama's Reuben Foster Wasn't Invited To The NFL Draft
Author: 0 Why Alabama's Reuben Foster Wasn't Invited To The NFL Draft

Foster's climb to No. 5 overall would seem to counter the perception that recent headlines - including news of a "diluted" urine sample and his unceremonious dismissal from the National Football League combine last month - have negatively affected his draft stock.

Author: 0 Game #18 GameThread: Jays @ Angels

Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista celebrates his three-run home run in the dugout during the 13th inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday , April 22, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. He was lifted after Ryan Goins doubled to lead off the eighth. The Angels' top three relievers - Cam Bedrosian, Huston Street and Andrew Bailey - are on the disabled list.

Author: 0 Everton can't rely on just Lukaku for goals, says Koeman

Everton are a really good team, a strong team, with great players in their squad and a physical team", said Conte. "First of all we like to keep the best players but that is hard". "But at the end of the season when you have two teams in contention for the title, I think you must have the two fixtures at the same hour, on the same day - not to give the advantage to one team or the other".

Sport Browns select Myles Garrett as No. 1 overall pick
Author: 0 Browns select Myles Garrett as No. 1 overall pick

Unlike numerous top picks who were in Philadelphia walking the red carpet and hugging Commissioner Roger Goodell on a stage in front of 70,000 fans, Garrett was with family and friends in Texas when he received a phone call from the Browns.

Sport Hannity defends Fox News president Shine amid report
Author: 0 Hannity defends Fox News president Shine amid report

He also portrayed Shine, a longtime friend of Hannity's and his former producer, as an essential member of Fox News, and said the network would "end" without him. CNN Money asked who this person was , but Sean Hannity declined to provide an answer. If the culture shifts at Fox, Hannity's life might be a tad different.

Sport Conte lauds Chelsea for passing Southampton test
Author: 0 Conte lauds Chelsea for passing Southampton test

They appear to have more mental fortitude about them this time round though it was still interesting to see Mousa Dembele lose his composure at Wembley on Saturday after Chelsea went two goals in front. Ultimately, both are quality forwards who know where the net is and have proven themselves in at least one of Europe's top leagues, yet with Belotti at the age of 23 and with Costa rumoured to want out of Chelsea , the Blues should turn to the Italian to lead them over the coming years.

Author: 0 Wall, Beal lead Wizards past Hawks; Rockets take 2-0 lead

Although Wall was spot on with his prediction, his warning didn't matter as the Wizards played the first quarter at half speed, allowing 38 points and setting the tone for the rest of the game in which they trailed and chased but never caught up in the 116-98 defeat.

Sport Capitals Stanley Cup Second Round Preview: Bring On The Penguins
Author: 0 Capitals Stanley Cup Second Round Preview: Bring On The Penguins

The first goal was on a two-on-one with Guentzel 12 seconds into the period. Of all eight playoff teams remaining, none scored as frequently as Pittsburgh (4.2 goals per game) and Washington (3) in Round 1. But that's all the three players needed to flash how much of an influence they can have on this series, whether it's converting in the open ice or grinding out goals in front.

Author: 0 Browns draft Michigan's Peppers at No. 25

Garrett is already looking forward to his first regular season opponent, the Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger . You'd have to go all the way back to days of Bill Willis, who played in the 1950s, to find a Brown who consistently owned the defense line.

Author: 0 Spurs advance: San Antonio beats Grizzlies 103-96 in Game 6

Tony Parker chipped in a solid 16 points while his backup, Patty Mills , dropped 20 points on the Grizzlies , and was a remarkable +22 on the game. This continued a unusual trend from Game 4 , when he shot 80 percent when guarded and 33.3 percent when open. "I was just being aggressive", Parker said during a courtside interview televised live after the TNT telecast.

Author: 0 Wenger appears to rule out Sanchez joining Chelsea

Bellerin returned to the side against Leicester and wants to take the new-found confidence into a game Spurs need to win to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea. "It's hard for me as an Arsenal man at the minute but you have to be honest", Henry said, as reported by Sky Sports . Sanchez was booked after persistently attempting to obstruct Fuchs' throw-in, which resulted in the Leicester player launching the ball straight at the Chilean.

Sport Bears trade up to pick N. Carolina QB Trubisky
Author: 0 Bears trade up to pick N. Carolina QB Trubisky's top cornerback, Marshon Lattimore of Ohio State, was the 11th pick to the New Orleans Saints . Davis is the FBS career leader in receiving yards with 5,285 and was a key to the Broncos' turnaround last season. Schefter's speculation was rooted more firmly today when ESPN analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay put Trubisky first overall in their latest mock drafts .

Sport Brewers' Thames looks to keep pounding Reds
Author: 0 Brewers' Thames looks to keep pounding Reds

Thames spent the past three seasons playing in the Korean Baseball Organization where he hit 124 home runs as fan favorite on the NC Dinos . Garza got off to a late start this season because of a groin issue. He has played six games against them and homered in all six games. Jose Peraza added a two-out RBI single off Corey Knebel in the eighth. "It is insane with baseball", the left-handed slugger said after hitting two homers in Milwaukee's 11-7 win versus Cincy on Monday.

Sport Real Madrid believe they can sign Manchester United's David de Gea
Author: 0 Real Madrid believe they can sign Manchester United's David de Gea

But Real Madrid are aware that they will have to pay a world record fee for a goalkeeper to sign De Gea and there are suggestions that Manchester United want around €70m to €75m to agree to sell their number one. Writing that he understands why the FA has rules on betting and acknowledging that he has broken them, Barton poses a hard question for the football authorities and clubs.

Author: 0 Everything Maria Sharapova has been doing while she's been banned from tennis

Last year Sharapova tested positive for meldonium, a substance she had been taking legally for many years, but which was added to the banned list of drugs by the World Anti-Doping Agency in January 2016. Sharapova was not looking back in anger at her suspension, saying: "I am not an individual that's angry". I have a hard time having people trying to play judge and jury after time has been served.

Author: 0 NFL Draft 2017: Wide Receiver John Ross Selected Ninth by the Bengals

Despite his shoulder problem last season Ross scored 17 touchdowns as well as serving as a risky kickoff returner. The Bengals took receiver Tyler Boyd with their second pick last season. A cottage industry has developed around evaluating the draft. "My head nearly came off my shoulders", the former Washington receiver said in a conference call shortly after the Cincinnati Bengals made him the No.

Sport Spurs remain in title race - Eriksen
Author: 0 Spurs remain in title race - Eriksen

The three derbies since Tottenham's February 2015 success have been draws, and Pochettino's team looks to be the one more capable of killing off games - unlike so often in the history of the rivalry. The Denmark global accepted that Spurs want Chelsea to drop points but insisted his side stay in the hunt due to his eighth league goal of the season.

Sport Liverpool hoping to keep Champions League hopes alive against West Brom
Author: 0 Liverpool hoping to keep Champions League hopes alive against West Brom

Claudio Yacob squandered possession to Philippe Coutinho and he played in Firmino but the Brazilian dragged his angled shot wide. Two minutes later, the visitors should have been two goals to the good through Milner, who was found in space at the back post by the impressive Firmino, but he directed his volley over the bar from close range.

Author: 0 Cavaliers Complete Sweep in Indiana

Kyrie Irving (28 points) was the only other starter who scored in double figures for the Cavaliers, but Deron Williams helped carry the load with 14 points off the bench. Over in the Eastern Conference, Isaiah Thomas is playing with a heavy heart due to the recent death of his sister but he still managed to score 33 points as the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-95.

Sport Browns choose Garrett first in National Football League draft
Author: 0 Browns choose Garrett first in National Football League draft

Browns included, as it turned out. For fans who are wondering when the Browns will actually use a first-round pick on a quarterback, Jackson had this answer: "Soon". "Right now Patrick isn't absolutely ready to play", Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. The Indians were quick to adjust their plans and announce that there is plenty of room for three ceremonial first pitches.

Author: 0 How to Watch the 2017 NFL Draft: D'Onta Foreman Next Destination

As a father five times over, I simply can't imagine doing what D'Onta Foreman did last season. This is what most of us didn't know: His infant son, D'Onta Jr., died midway through the college football season at just 7 weeks old because of an intestinal infection.

Sport Sunderland boss David Moyes says he has no regrets
Author: 0 Sunderland boss David Moyes says he has no regrets

Middlesbrough boss Steve Agnew says that he is "proud" of his players after they battled their way to a 1-0 win over Sunderland in the Premier League. "They have got a really, really tough game against Manchester United tomorrow night, and that's as far as we look". Boro nevertheless remain deep in trouble with Hull still a distant six points away.

Author: 0 Rooney ready to use experience to "get Man Utd over the line"

The Red Devils made the short trip to the Etihad Stadium for a highly-anticipated clash with Manchester City, but it ended as a goalless draw devoid of much action. "It's not just about them and you know we go with the players we have". His presence ensured that Rashford was never isolated in United's 2-0 win over Chelsea, something that the latter was looking for the most part of the match against City .

Sport Osasuna boss: We need handcuffs to stop Messi
Author: 0 Osasuna boss: We need handcuffs to stop Messi

Messi's first goal came after he got past Luka Modric and Dani Carvajal with a run inside the area after picking up a pass by Ivan Rakitic outside the box in the 33rd. He wanted to play, felt well, started well, but then we can not control that. The loss saw the Catalans take over top spot in La Liga , although Madrid do have an extra game left to play.

Sport Vettel too good for Hamilton as Ferrari driver takes championship lead
Author: 0 Vettel too good for Hamilton as Ferrari driver takes championship lead

The Ferrari driver took his second win of the season after jumping Lewis Hamilton for second at the first corner, and getting ahead of Valtteri Bottas for the lead by being the first frontrunning auto to make a pitstop. This was Vettel's 44th race victory taking his overall championship points to 68, seven points more than Hamiltons's. So far, Ferrari and Mercedes have been matching each other's pace, but Hamilton still feels that a few small changes need to be made.

Sport Why Marine Le Pen Has Resigned as National Front Leader
Author: 0 Why Marine Le Pen Has Resigned as National Front Leader

He said he made a decision to take a stand "in view of the extraordinary situation we're facing". A Le Pen presidency would have "more serious consequences" than Donald Trump's election in the U.S., said MP Christa Markwalder from the centre-right Liberal-Radical party.

Author: 0 NBA Playoffs First Round, Game 4: Warriors vs Trail Blazers

The most pressing health concern with the Warriors now is that of head coach Steve Kerr, who is missing his second straight game due to the return of painful symptoms related to back surgery he had almost two years ago. Stephen Curry led the way with 37 points, while Draymond Green added 21. Key To The Game: Will Golden State be energized under Mike Brown? "That was unbelievable", Brow said.

Sport Eric Thames hits 11th homer in Brewers' 9-1 rout of Reds
Author: 0 Eric Thames hits 11th homer in Brewers' 9-1 rout of Reds

On Tuesday, Thames blasted his 11th home run for the Milwaukee Brewers . "We'll find a spot for him". Garza, who strained his right groin at the end of spring training, was activated from the disabled list before the game. Joey Votto was the first to get to Peralta, as his homer three batters into the game gave Cincinnati a quick 1-0 lead. He hit.348 with 124 home runs, 379 RBIs and 64 steals in 388 games during three seasons in South Korea.

Author: 0 Will the Bucks upset the Raptors in Game 2? NBA Predictions 4/18/17

It should have been time for the Raptors to put some distance between themselves and the Bucks, but the opposite occurred. From start to finish, Game 2 of the Milwaukee Bucks/Toronto Raptors series was extremely fun. He had two points on 1-of-6 shooting in the first quarter but the Bucks made four of five three-pointers to keep it close and trailed 28-25 at the end of the first.

Author: 0 Sharksâ Joe Thornton played through torn ACL and MCL in playoffs

After setting up defenseman Oscar Klefbom's tying goal with 2:46 remaining in the third period, the 30-year-old center gave the Oilers a 3-2 series lead at 18:15 of overtime with his fourth career playoff tally. "Both of them are extremely important to get under contract, and we can start those discussions in the next little while". Just 56 seconds later, Anton Slepyshev took advantage of a San Jose giveaway and went in all alone.

Author: 0 United boss Mourinho: Aguero was 'very smart' in Fellaini dismissal

With this Manchester City is one point ahead of Manchester United in the Premier League with Man City placed at No.4 with 65 points and Man United at No.5 with 64 points. Manchester United's injury crisis in defence deepened on Thursday when Tim Fosu-Mensah limped off after the Manchester derby . With Pogba and Fellaini out, Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick are United's only genuine center midfielders .

Author: 0 Gary Cahill reveals Diego Costa tried to claim his goal v Southampton

And Conte believes the Spain worldwide has remained just as valuable to the side despite his drought. "It is normal that for the striker it is very important to score. Then we must be proud for our job, for what we are doing this season. In this part of the season, it's not easy. "When you have this type of player, you must be pleased".

Author: 0 Rondo out for Game 6; Jimmy Butler playing through pain

The Wizards spent a lot of time double-teaming Millsap in Game 5 , looking to keep Markieff Morris out of foul trouble. The Celtics started slowly on their home court, making just one of their first nine shots to fall behind 12-4. There were reports prior to Game 5 that Rajon Rondo, who now has the cast taken off his right hand, was going to give it a go. He's going to continue to do so, he's going to get treatment around the clock.

Author: 0 Statistically Speaking: Crosby powers Pens' Game One win

Evgeny Kuznetsov further energized the Verizon Center after he tied the game 2-2 with a goal with 8:05 elapsed in the third period. The NHL's divisional playoff format put the top two teams in the regular season on this crash course to meet in the second round for one of the most anticipated series since, well, last year.

Sport Slaven Bilic: 'West Ham United players have more confidence'
Author: 0 Slaven Bilic: 'West Ham United players have more confidence'

We're three games unbeaten, and of course the confidence is higher. With the Hammers now sitting in 14th place in the Premier League standings - seven points off the drop zone - Bilic confirmed that Noble will be in his squad for the club's game with Stoke this weekend.

Sport Fellaini sent off as Manchester United, City draw blank
Author: 0 Fellaini sent off as Manchester United, City draw blank

I think if Sergio doesn't go to the floor, for sure it is not a red card. He feels it is a red card because he is Marouane Fellaini. The draw could be vital for United, who are fifth but just two points behind third-placed Liverpool and with a game in hand.

Author: 0 Spurs will fight to the end

They desperately needed a pick-me-up in south London to keep their campaign alive, and that was never going to be easy against an in-form Palace side looking to add Spurs to the scalps of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool this month alone. Spurs finished the game stronger and the all important goal came from the right boot of Eriksen which made it eight league wins in a row. "Yes, we have one advantage and that is the advantage of clarity", Wenger said.

Sport Colts' 1st pick is big-hitting Ohio St. safety
Author: 0 Colts' 1st pick is big-hitting Ohio St. safety

He had 74 tackles, seven interceptions and returned three for touchdowns - exactly the kind of game-changer coach Chuck Pagano and new general manager Chris Ballard were looking for in the draft. "I think he's the best centerfield free safety I've seen in awhile on tape", he said. And if you're going to play him at single-high safety, one of his main jobs is going to be tackling.

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