After a dismal 41-41 season a year ago, the Rockets used a 20-2 sizzling stretch from December 1 through January 10 to put a virtual chokehold on the No. Westbrook could win at least one game by himself, giving Oklahoma City a chance to keep their title hopes alive beyond the first round. Westbrook not only averaged a triple-double this season, but he also broke Oscar Robertson's record of 41 triple-doubles made in a single season.
Well, in the case of the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls, the series doesn't start until the home team wins a game. With Thomas and Green each scoring 16 in the first half, the Celtics carried a 57-46 lead into the break. Gerald Green made four 3-pointers on his way to 18 points. He is averaging 25.5 points per game for the series as the Celtics' primary go-to option and on-floor leader.
The Raptors will play the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. He became the X-factor against Milwaukee as Coach Dwane Casey went small by inserting Powell into the starting lineup in Game 4 and bringing Jonas Valanciunas off the bench.
The Russian, who tested positive for meldonium at last year's Australian Open , will next face either Kristina Mladenovic or Carla Suarez Navarro . She nearly paid the price for her weak second serve - a liability throughout the match - but Mladenovic survived three break points to move into a 6-5 lead.
He's a finalist for a third Norris Trophy and played the first round with two hairline fractures in his left heel. "Madison Square Garden is a pretty historical building", he said. "He made unbelievable saves on breakaways and 2-on-1s". "He's been one of their most effective players up front". "They're not coming in just to play and see what happens".
Manuel Neuer made a number of fine saves to keep his side in the tie, denying Karim Benzema and Ronaldo with particularly strong stops. Arturo Vidal believes Bayern Munich can overturn the home defeat to Real Madrid "and hopefully face Juventus in the Champions League Final".
Huh). Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) shoots against Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic during the second half in Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Friday, April. Obviously, the way he plays the game, getting everybody involved, yeah, I love playing with him - him and D-Wade, all these others guys. "And how nobody pointed fingers, they were just a great support for one another, especially Isaiah".
That many more miles in players' legs. A 0-0 draw against United in Thursday's derby at the Etihad maintained City's one-point advantage over Jose Mourinho's side in the race for a top-four finish and qualification for next season's Champions League.
Westbrook admitted to breaking the window near the apartment's door. However, the Milam (Texas) County district attorney's office rejected the charges four months later. He scored 18 touchdowns for the Sooners in their 11-2 campaign - 17 through the air and one on a punt return. The Jaguars followed the well-worn script teams use when they draft a player with off-field issues.
The key phrase in that sentence is "as of right now". Quinn said Riley "will likely start off" as a weakside linebacker, although the inside linebacker spots in the Falcons' defense are interchangeable. Atlanta needed a linebacker, so this pick makes sense. However, the players available would. Full disclosure: I had three-fourths of an article written for the second round.
It relies on Chelsea dropping points and Tottenham extending its first eight-game winning run in the league since its last title-winning season. So, with the build-up well underway ahead of Sunday's clash, we at Shoot! have selected our ultimate Everton-Chelsea five-a-side team from the players available for selection at Goodison Park...
An English Football League (EFL) statement released after the match said: "The Sky Bet League Two fixture between Leyton Orient and Colchester United has been concluded behind closed doors". "Anything can happen at Leyton Orient at the moment, so we have got it sorted and we move on to next week now", said Riza. "But I think the players went out there and chose to, maybe it was hard for them to warm up, to get back into the speed off the game, so they thought they would see the game out".
Guentzel had a hat trick in the 5-4 Pittsburgh win Sunday. As has been the norm in the series, the Blue Jackets continued to apply pressure in the first period and opened a 2-0 lead with 1:04 remaining on Anderson's first career playoff goal.
Obviously, (Alexey Marchenko) or Zaitsev will play and whichever one is in, that's why you have eight and that's why you acquire depth during the year. Braden Holtby made the initial save, but Nylander collected the rebound and fired it past the now helpless netminder. "I thought Alexander Ovechkin was flying, and he needed to be on the ice with [T.J.] Oshie and [Nicklas] Backstrom a lot more, 5 on 5".
Second-placed Spurs travel to Crystal Palace on Wednesday knowing that nothing less than victory will do as they aim to keep their faint title hopes alive. "It was a good win and I think today I have to be pleased for a great effort, a fantastic effort from my players". Southampton almost reduced the deficit in the 69th minute but an un-marked Gabbiadini could fire into the side-netting at the far post.
Jose Mourinho has had his fair share of bad luck when it comes to injury problems this season, and had two more major setbacks last week with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo ruled out for the rest of the season. Pep Guardiola expects the race for this season's Champions League places to go right to the last day of the season. "Zero cost to win the Champions League, that's happened".
But I think football-wise my tape speaks a lot". "I really am thankful". It was a dream night for Barnett, who grew up in Nashville and was a standout at Brentwood Academy before heading to Knoxville. As an avid sports fan, I listen to a lot of Sports Talk Radio when commuting to work near Philadelphia . I can honestly say that the best host is right here in our own backyard in Billy Schweim.
After an understandably shaky start in her first match against Roberta Vinci , Sharapova has looked more and more like her old self this week. "My results have spoken for everything that I should speak for". Sharapova only returned to action in Stuttgart this week after a 15-month doping ban left her without a world ranking and depending on wild cards to enter the main draws of tournaments, including the French Open where she has twice been champion.
But with Deshaun Watson , the experienced, national championship quarterback from Clemson, staring them at the face when their No. 12 overall pick arrived, the Browns blinked. Running back Leonard Fournette went fourth to the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Tennessee Titans rounded out the top five by taking receiver Corey Davis.
DeMar DeRozan delivered 32 points as the Toronto Raptors rebounded after blowing a 25-point second half lead to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 92-89 to reach the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs. We were getting ready to travel tomorrow and play, in our minds, Game 7. Kawhi, on the other hand struggled to start, but came on strong in the fourth quarter when the Spurs needed him the most.
He patted the young Leaf on the chest, spoke for a few seconds, and it was an unofficial passing of his goal scorer's torch. The Washington Capitals beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 on Sunday to capture the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final series in six games.
This news has led to some speculation about what the Bears' plans are for quarterback Mike Glennon, who the team signed in free agency. He also completed 68 percent of his passes and was intercepted just six times. Eagles fans booed Donovan McNabb when the team selected him second overall in the 1999 draft. In a draft with no sure-thing franchise quarterbacks (like Andrew Luck was when he came out), Trubisky used a strong 2016 season to rocket himself up draft boards.
Ferrari locked out the front row for the first time since the French Grand Prix in 2008, with Sebastian Vettel starting on pole ahead Kimi Raikkonen in second. "It's a time of the year where we should start to see these updates take place and some performance really start to come out of the vehicle". We've talked a bit about downforce, feeling a bit in the rear.
They don't expect to have it against Lewis Hamilton this weekend at the Russian Grand Prix. Mercedes continued to lag behind the Italian team, Valtteri Bottas third fastest and 0.363 seconds behind Vettel and 0.178secs ahead of Lewis Hamilton .
We knew it would be tight and I knew that I would be first to cross the line. In a sign of how far ahead the top two teams are compared to the rest, Hamilton was more than a second faster than fifth-placed Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull. The first session was as you might expect, although Romain Grosjean dropped out surprisingly early. The luckless Palmer had earlier had the engine in his Renault auto changed between final practice and the start of qualifying.
They will secure a return to Europe's premier competition irrespective of their domestic finish if they can claim Europa League glory, with the first leg of a semi-final at Celta Vigo on the agenda next week. But the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager said he was hampered in his ability to positively influence the outcome of the match by having few options from the bench due to injuries.
Reports from the national media repeatedly said the Browns were deciding between taking Garrett or Trubisky with the first pick. Cleveland also selected a tight end in last year's NFL Draft, Seth DeValve out of Harvard. He was followed by wide receiver Mike Williams as the first pick of the Los Angeles Chargers, then running back-kick returner Christian McCaffrey went to Carolina.
Given both injuries and the situation now taking place for Scott Servais' team, the Mariners' front office decided to make some movements. Ngoepe, who was recalled by Pittsburgh from Triple-A Indianapolis earlier in the day, entered the game at second base in the fourth inning.
His backcourt mate, Bradley Beal , probably won't get as much credit for Washington's victory, but in many ways, he created the spark to seal the Wizards' first win on the road. Whatever it takes, whether it's rebounding, getting steals, blocking shots. Just like that, the blur caused the Hawks' momentum to vanish. "It was direct and honest and I think the guys responded", he said.
Even when the 'Hawks did succumb and dumped the puck in, goaltender Pekka Rinne was ready every time to stop the puck behind the next and pass it up to his defensemen to start the break. Lehtera tied it at 7:39. It's a series that will feature the top two goaltenders through the first round of the National Hockey League playoffs. Tarasenko would score his first of the night 72 seconds later.
Its squad is also ravaged by injury, a situation that won't be helped by Fellaini's upcoming three-game suspension. Although he played regularly in midfield under Mourinho's predecessor, Louis van Gaal, he has not done so since. "Smalling and Jones were in the English national team, training". Maybe it is a blessing. "Pogba will be back for Celta". "In this moment he [Billy] is the only option we have".
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 30 points and nine rebounds, while Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 in the loss. Or as Blazers star Damian Lillard succinctly put it, "They're a championship team". PRESSURE IS ON: The younger Bucks and how they respond after the Raptors reset the tone of the series the Game 4 slugfest. All of the Warriors' starters were in double figures.
The five-time Grand Slam victor was then hit with a two-year ban three months later, before the International Tennis Federation reduced it to 15 months in October after she appealed the original punishment. "We haven't played each other before, so the first six games were just about working each other out". Inevitably, it seems that drugs ban is still the talking point surrounding Sharapova's return and that was definitely the case after her third consecutive win when Mike Dickson of the ...
Ian RapoportAuburn DT Montravius Adams holds his son as he gets a call from the Green Bay Packers. He's the first player from Auburn to be taken in this year's draft and the most recent defensive lineman since Angelo Blackson and Gabe Wright in 2015.
The Clarets are two winless away games from becoming the seventh team in the Premier League to go through an entire campaign without tasting success on the road. Think you can do better than Lawro? Sam Allardyce says clubs like Crystal Palace and Burnley have to be courageous to go to the next level in the Premier League .
Prior to a devastating ACL injury against Florida State in the Orange Bowl, Butt was seen as one of the best tight end prospects in a draft that is extremely deep at the position. NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah said Butt was "locked in" as a second-round pick before the injury. Per Rovell, the policy cost "roughly $25,000" for Butt to purchase, but it can pay him up to $2 million if he falls far enough in the draft.
It was alleged that between 26 March 2006 and 13 May 2016, he placed 1,260 bets on the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, football matches or competitions in breach of FA Rule E8. He continued: "I should add that on some of those occasions, my placing of the bet on my own team to lose was an expression of my anger and frustration at not being picked or being unable to play".
Sanchez was clearly in the way, and probably knew it, so after a few attempts at a throw, Fuchs just aimed the ball straight at his opponent. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said that the England global took a kick to the foot but the crutches were simply precautionary.
United has a hard run-in, with trips to come to Tottenham and Arsenal, and is still involved in the Europa League, with a two-leg semifinal looming against Celta Vigo . Marouane Fellaini was sent off for brainlessly headbutting Sergio Aguero in an otherwise forgettable 0-0 draw between Champions League qualification rivals Manchester United and Manchester City on Thursday.
Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) celebrates with teammate Drake Caggiula (36) after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Saturday, Apr. "I've been in this business a long time", general manager Doug Wilson said. "You know, there's only eight teams left and we're one of them". They gutted out a 1-0 win in San Jose in Game 3, then got soft and were embarrassed in Game 4.
He was still the first tight end off the board and Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston gets a big new target at 6-foot-6, 255 pounds. Goodell told ESPN's Trey Wingo in Philadelphia, site of this week's draft , that moving the draft around - it was held in Chicago in 2015 and 2016 - had been a success.
Charlie Austin and Matt Targett have both returned to training, and could get a spot on the bench. Southampton were beaten 4-2 at Chelsea in midweek but can still finish in the top eight. Claude Puel's Southampton side are now ninth in the Premier League table with 40 points from 32 games this season, coming off the back of consecutive defeats.
While they may have been reduced to little more than a third of possession and were at times left riding their luck at the back, Mourinho's men will congratulate themselves for keeping a clean sheet against one of the division's most feared attacks - particularly after finishing the game with just 10 men.
Yesterday we struggled to get the tyres into temperature, today we got into the window, the auto was completely different from yesterday. Technical problems continued to dog Red Bull. "But tonight we'll do some studying and we'll try to turn some things into positives and, who knows, we should hopefully be in a better position tomorrow".
Cleveland already owns Houston's second-round in 2018 as part of the Brock Osweiler salary-dump deal. In the third year of a rebuilding project, the Bears spent the second pick of the draft on a player who most likely will not play this season.
After taking a blow to the face which left him bloodied and shaken in the first half, Messi scored Barca's equalizer before netting the 500th goal of his club career - a last-minute victor in the 3-2 victory over Real. While you were (presumably) watching the NBA Playoffs, much of the rest of the world was watching El Clasico (soccer!) between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona .
Jones-Drew said the Jaguars need to build their offensive line in the lower rounds of the draft - there's still the chance to do that on Friday and Saturday - before they can become a power running team with Fournette. They targeted a player they loved and made sure they got him. If you come at him from an angle, prepare to get a powerful stiff arm. I think it is time to get back on that track.
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Fred Hoiberg wouldn't commit to starting him for Game 5 on Wednesday, but either way we expect him to maintain a healthy role. "They've been everything. "Already, he's not a good free throw shooter, so I can't imagine a broken thumb will make him better". Boston led 57-46 at halftime after building as big as a 20-point advantage in the first half.
Reds: RHP Tim Adelman (0-2, 2.70 ERA) makes his third appearance and second start of the season Friday night in the opener of a three-game road series against Lance Lynn (2-1, 2.70 ERA) and St. Hernandez to DL • The Seattle Mariners will be without starting pitcher Felix Hernandez indefinitely. As of today he is on pace to hit 81 home runs this season! 81! Davis was charged with eight runs - seven earned - and 11 hits in 2 2/3 innings in the shortest of his three career starts.