Author: 0 Highlights of Sunday's National Basketball Association games

Irving continued to be te No. 2 option of the Cavaliers in the offense while Kevin Love scored only five points but with 16 rebounds. The Pacers' season will be defined by consistent inconsistency, overall dysfunction, the looming cloud of Paul George's future with the team, and serves as the latest chapter that the franchise can't get past LeBron James.

Author: 0 Grizzlies coach Fizdale rips into referees after Spurs loss

Leonard finished Game 2 with a playoff career-high 37 points and 11 rebounds, the first Spurs player to have at least 35 points and 10 rebounds in a playoff game since Tim Duncan against the Suns in 2008. The NBA will likely fine Fizdale for criticizing the referees, but the most important takeaway from his rant is something that he didn't say. Fizdale blasted the officiating in a almost two-minute tirade during his postgame press conference Monday night.

Sport Canadian Justin Senior selected by Seahawks in sixth round of NFL draft
Author: 0 Canadian Justin Senior selected by Seahawks in sixth round of NFL draft

The Seahawks did make one deal, moving back one pick in the second round and picking up an additional sixth-round selection. Senior said the Seahawks told him to be prepared to play left tackle when he arrives for drills in Seattle, but he added he feels ready to play guard and has practiced snapping to play center if the Seahawks need it.

Sport Tottenham set to end Arsenal's dominance
Author: 0 Tottenham set to end Arsenal's dominance

In the past fortnight the Gunners have ended their worst away league run in nearly a century, come from behind to beat a big six club for the first time since 2012 - and booked a place in their third FA Cup Final in four years. Wenger also played down talk, that Spurs finishing above Arsenal for the first time since he became manager, means there is a power shift in North London .

Author: 0 Griffin out of play-offs with right toe injury

Now, with Griffin done for the series, the Clippers' supporting cast struggling, and Gobert and Hayward preparing to share the floor for extended minutes for the first time on Tuesday, Utah has to be feeling like a series win is well within their grasp.

Author: 0 Boston and Washington inch closer to NBA Playoffs wins

A cold shower at the end of a cold performance from Jimmy Butler on Wednesday night seemed nearly too fitting to be real. "But that's just the reality of the situation we're in right now". Tune in to Celtics-Bulls Game 6 on 98.5 The Sports Hub - the flagship station of the Boston Celtics. While PG John Wall nearly always helps Washington hang around in games, they are just 2-9 SU and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games as a road underdog.

Author: 0 Mercedes error leaves Hamilton disappointed in Bahrain

Apologies to the team but I tried the best I could to recover it and we still got good points for today", the Guardian quoted Hamilton as saying of his error. Bottas and Hamilton had their pit-stops in the 14th lap. This raises the question of whether Mercedes will back three-time champion Hamilton over Bottas in this year's championship, adds the BBC , with team principal Toto Wolff "at least accepting it needs to be thought about".

Author: 0 Eden Hazard sends warning to Tottenham after Chelsea's 4-2 win

John Terry has hailed Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final win over Tottenham as "incredible", adding "I love beating them". Hazard has rediscovered his best form for Chelsea this season, registering 14 goals and five assists in 30 Premier League appearances.

Author: 0 Marshawn Lynch Is Coming Out Of Retirement, Joining Raiders

NFL Network's Michael Silver reports that the Raiders and RB Marshawn Lynch have agreed to contract terms. The Raiders have a need for a power running back after losing Latavius Murray in free agency. The Raiders essentially set a deadline for Thursday of this week to get a deal done with Lynch, and now it appears they've done so. Lynch met with the Raiders April 5 to tell them he wanted to return.

Author: 0 Vettel keeps Ferrari on top in final Russian Grand Prix practise

Despite Ferrari topping all three practice sessions in Russia, Vettel says he was unsure whether his team's performance advantage over Mercedes would last throughout the entirety of qualifying. "We made it better but I don't know if it is the tyres or the auto". "Our record of many pole positions in a row ended because we couldn't put it together".

Author: 0 'Animal' Alexis Sanchez staying at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger says

With Wenger seemingly set on deploying a 3-4-3 until the end of the season, Holding included, the youngster has a fantastic chance in the coming weeks to show he must be a Gunners regular for 2017/18. "Refereeing a match at Wembley is a fantastic experience, any game that you do there, but the cup final is iconic and especially with it being a London derby as well, that adds an extra dimension to the occasion".

Sport Marvellous Mladenovic ends Sharapova comeback
Author: 0 Marvellous Mladenovic ends Sharapova comeback

The five-time grand slam victor has yet to drop a set in Stuttgart and powered past Estonia's Kontaveit, ranked No 73, for a 6-3, 6-4 quarter-final win in one hour, 23 minutes to book her spot in the last four of the competition . It was from the start that Mladenovic pulled back her shoulders, flipped her ponytail over her shoulders and put her foot down over the red clays to slide to a 3-0 lead, leaving Kerber quite stunned.

Author: 0 Dallas Cowboys NFL 2017 updates: Trade unnecessary, says team's VP

The last time pass rushing was a first-round focus for Dallas, they were two years removed from taking Ware out of Troy with the 11th overall pick in 2005 and Marcus Spears from LSU nine picks later. Further, don't be surprised to see the Cowboys select an offensive talent like an O.J. Howard out of Alabama if he's available when they select at 28.

Author: 0 Louis Blues 4-3 in Game 1

The St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators meet Sunday in game three of the second round National Hockey League playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena. The Blues will visit the Predators for Game 3 at 2 p.m. Coach Mike Sullivan says Hagelin will be a game-time decision after being out since March 10 with a lower-body injury. "He's always working hard, he's shoving pucks in and he's always making our team better".

Sport Antonio Conte: My decisions have been justified
Author: 0 Antonio Conte: My decisions have been justified

You know the real importance for us, in England, for me and my players, is to reach this target. Chelsea's next game is a trip to Everton on Sunday, with a win there nearly guaranteeing them the league title. Then we must be proud for our job, for what we are doing this season. Southampton boss Claude Puel said: "We played a strong team with two fantastic players in Costa and Eden Hazard and they made the difference".

Sport Celtic's biggest win at Glasgow rival Rangers in 120 years
Author: 0 Celtic's biggest win at Glasgow rival Rangers in 120 years

He received the ball off Roberts in the box, turned opposition right back James Tavernier and whipped a left-footed effort past Foderingham. Brown was nearly in trouble himself after catching Miller with an elbow, but got away with a talking-to.

Sport Anthony Joshua ready to face
Author: 0 Anthony Joshua ready to face "master tactician" Wladimir Klitschko

Joshua, who has stopped all 18 professional opponents, will not be trying to emulate how Fury ended Klitschko's nine and a half year reign. "I've banned her. Some experts tell that there could be many variants ways, but many analysts stress that Klitschko might be banged out by Joshua, as he boasts a definite advantage over Wladimir.

Sport Missing Austin Police Officer Fakes Death, Flees to Mexico Says APD
Author: 0 Missing Austin Police Officer Fakes Death, Flees to Mexico Says APD

On Tuesday, April 25, Jaclyn Williams called 911 to report that her husband was suicidal. "Local law enforcement agencies are actively searching for the officer", the APD statement read. A cross was also discovered drawn in the mud at the entry to the water. She showed investigators an email that Martin sent her after the alleged suicide telling her that it was a success.

Sport Dejected Bayern out to secure last title on offer
Author: 0 Dejected Bayern out to secure last title on offer

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made it 2-2 on 69 minutes when he headed home a superb Dembele cross. The German champions come up against fierce rivals Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday for a place in the final against VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach or Eintracht Frankfurt on May 27.

Sport Jets WR Devin Smith tears ACL again, out for 2017 season
Author: 0 Jets WR Devin Smith tears ACL again, out for 2017 season

In training camp his rookie year, Smith fractured several ribs and punctured his lung during practice. This latest injury is to the same knee, leaving Smith's future with the Jets in question. An MRI exam that day showed the tear, and he needed surgery to fix it. He averaged 28.3 yards per reception and recorded 12 touchdowns on 33 grabs during his senior season in Columbus.

Author: 0 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - 4/20/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Columbus has been outmatched in this series across the board, and the Penguins will advance at home as the atmosphere at PPG Paints Arena will be too much for the Blue Jackets to handle. Game 5 is scheduled for Thursday night in Montreal. "So, they beat me". They got two goals from their power play, which converted five of its 15 chances (33.3 percent) in the series.

Author: 0 Celtics ready for next challenge after tough Bulls series

And yet, despite playing with a comfortable lead, the realized they couldn't coast and inevitable as the final result seemed, the Celtics realized they couldn't allow the Chicago Bulls any hope of extending their season. "Whatever distracts from playing well is not worth it". Police in Tennessee say investigators believe bounty hunters shot two men in a wild incident last weekend that began in a Wal-Mart parking lot, fatally wounding one of them.

Author: 0 Murray and Nadal advance to Barcelona Open semifinals

Nadal raced through the first set, breaking Zeballos to love and conceding only one point on his serve until a mammoth ninth game, in which the world number 84's game suddenly fell nicely into place, forcing Nadal to save three break points before sealing the set.

Author: 0 Vettel on pole for Russian GP in Ferrari one-two

Sebastian Vettel was fastest in the third and final practice for the Russian Grand Prix as Ferrari maintained its advantage over Mercedes on Saturday. Teammate Max's Verstappen's opening-run time was not as secure, however, and in the last moments of the session, Williams' Felipe Massa stole in with a lap of 1:35.110 to push the Dutchman to P7.

Author: 0 Watt's The Verdict On Steelers' First-Round NFL Draft Pick?

He was on the field and in uniform for the Panthers' season opener last fall, announcing his comeback with two touchdowns in the game. "I truly am scratching the surface of what I can do". When the Colbert's evaluation projected Watt as a potential first rounder, Watt joined the fray. Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware, one of the toughest players in college football, said Conner was his least-favorite player to tackle and that the running back one time broke his facemask in a game on one ...

Author: 0 John Wall scores 42 points, Wizards knock out Hawks 115-99

He nearly singlehandedly ended Atlanta's season, smiled and waved bye-bye to the Atlanta crowd as he did it. Wall played 44 minutes and went 16 for 25 as for the fourth-seeded Wizards , who saw a 22-point lead trimmed to three, 93-90, early in the fourth but recovered to seal the series.

Author: 0 Some players slide, some surge in opening round of draft

He still went No. 10 overall with the Ravens. Alabama tight end O.J. Howard was still available. For the Buccaneers at No. 19, Mayock had an interesting pick: Ohio State safety Malik Hooker . 29 - Since 2000, Miami has had an NCAA-best 29 players chosen in the first round of the NFL Draft. They also have another third round pick , where they could potentially add a secondary receiving option or a fast linebacker - both of which are needed on the roster.

Sport Feeney selected in third round by Chargers
Author: 0 Feeney selected in third round by Chargers

I think that solidified Mike Williams . The Los Angeles Chargers targeted a tone-setter for new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley when selecting their first defensive player in this year's draft. His only Power 5 offers came from the Big Ten Conference, with Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa all in the mix. We'll soon have a better idea of who he is as player.

Sport Leipzig draw paves way for Bayern to win title at Wolfsburg
Author: 0 Leipzig draw paves way for Bayern to win title at Wolfsburg

The result leaves Leipzig seven points adrift of Bayern, who have four games to play compared to Lepizig's three, while Ingolstadt - who had Alfredo Morales sent off four minutes from time - remain second from bottom. Werder Bremen's remarkable finish to the season continues as they earned a 2-0 win to home to Hertha Berlin to stay sixth. Elsewhere, Borussia Monchengladbach won 2-1 at Mainz .

Sport Tour de Yorkshire Stage One Finishes In Scarborough
Author: 0 Tour de Yorkshire Stage One Finishes In Scarborough

Welcome to Yorkshire's Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity said: "The designs of this year's jerseys look fantastic and we're hugely grateful to all our partners for the great work they do in supporting the Tour de Yorkshire". "Shorter stages tend to be a bit tougher because it's hard all day, especially with the roads here, they are narrow and they have steep little climbs so it never makes for an easy stage".

Sport Samson Ebukam: Rams add athletic EDGE Samson Ebukam at 125
Author: 0 Samson Ebukam: Rams add athletic EDGE Samson Ebukam at 125

More importantly, Kupp led EWU to 41 victories overall in four seasons - 28-4 in the Big Sky Conference - and five wins in the FCS Playoffs. The Los Angeles Rams have added tight end Gerald Everett to their receiving corps. "I was telling our secondary coaches on the back end I got to get used to being happy for the defense on a good play, too", McVay said. Friday night was the culmination of a lifetime of work for Gerald Everett, and almost a decade of groundwork by South Alabama's ...

Author: 0 Fred Hoiberg storms out of press conference after Bulls loss

Jimmy Butler took just two shots in the fourth quarter, and missed them both. I thought we were really good, especially offensively, for the majority of the first three quarters. The odd manner in which Atlanta handled the final half-minute or so of the game - not fouling Washington and then passing the ball around instead of shooting it as the clock headed toward zero - left the Wizards on the verge of closing out the series .

Sport Caleb Brantley: Browns add falling DL Caleb Brantley in 6th
Author: 0 Caleb Brantley: Browns add falling DL Caleb Brantley in 6th

Brantley was arrested and charged with misdemeanor simple battery less than a week before the draft for allegedly striking a woman and knocking her unconscious during a dispute at a Gainesville bar, ESPN reported. "Additionally, the intensity of [his] force far exceeded what was reasonable or necessary". Two witnesses claim they saw Brantley punch Austin, according to the court record.

Sport Kerber bows out of Porsche Grand Prix
Author: 0 Kerber bows out of Porsche Grand Prix

The first set was Kristina;s at 6-3 and it gave her extra confidence as she continued to plow away at Kerber in the second and deciding set. The Frenchwoman on Thursday broke the world No. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reduced the suspension to 15 months after it was convinced that Sharapova was not aware that the substance is included on the list of banned substances by the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA).

Author: 0 DeMar DeRozan helps Raptors eliminate Bucks

Mike Conley scored 26 points, leading the five Memphis starters in double digits. The Bucks stumbled through the second quarter, going six-for-22 from the field and missing all four of their three-point attempts to fall behind by as much as 13.

Sport Durant optimistic of playing in Warriors' Game 3 at Portland
Author: 0 Durant optimistic of playing in Warriors' Game 3 at Portland

The good news is the injury isn't related to Durant's knee, which forced him to miss 20 games in the regular season. The teams travel to Portland for the next two meetings in the best-of-seven series, with the Warriors taking a 2-0 lead into Game Three tomorrow.

Author: 0 Bulls' Rondo likely out for rest of series against Celtics

As he did in Game 5, Isaiah Canaan will start in Rondo's place at point guard in Game 6, Hoiberg said. "We have to have pace". "We've talked about it", Wade said. I had success in the first half of staying in front and making every shot tough. Even team leading scorer Jimmy Butler couldn't shake off the defense that was applied to him by the Celtics that he scored only 14 points in 6-for-15 shooting from the floor.

Sport Buccaneers add outside receiving threat at 84th pick in Chris Godwin
Author: 0 Buccaneers add outside receiving threat at 84th pick in Chris Godwin

He topped off his final season with nine receptions for 187 yards and two touchdowns in the Rose Bowl. The Buccaneers feature all-pro receiver Mike Evans, drafted tight end O.J. "The catch that he reached back behind him and made an unbelievable catch, the bobble for the touchdown, he's a special player, there is no doubt about it.

Author: 0 Cahill goal so important in Chelsea victory over Southampton

It wasn't easy after a tough game against Tottenham. "It was a good win". With just four points separating Antonio Conte's men and Spurs, a win against Southampton would put early pressure on Mauricio Pochettino's side ahead of their visit to giant killers Crystal Palace on 26 April.

Author: 0 Murray shakes off Ramos-Vinolas to reach Barcelona Open semis

Andy Murray almost fell for a second time in as many weeks to Albert Ramos-Vinolas. A tie-break soon followed, and Murray raced to a 4-0 lead before clinching it 7-4. He is looking to regain his form going into the French Open following a right elbow injury that kept him out of action earlier this year. Click on show "result" of today's quarter-finals matches here below.

Sport Red Sox fall to Orioles again
Author: 0 Red Sox fall to Orioles again

Farrell, meanwhile, described the slide as "extremely late". Pedroia walked around the clubhouse with just a faint hint of a limp. I got three kids. In true Pedroia fashion, he said that the play was only a small part of the game and he was more concerned with the Red Sox loss. It was the sixth time Arizona has scored nine runs in an inning.

Sport NBA Playoffs 2017: Rockets vs. Thunder Game 1 live stream
Author: 0 NBA Playoffs 2017: Rockets vs. Thunder Game 1 live stream

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.

Sport Isaiah Thomas Says 'I'm Not Here' Week After Sister's Death
Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas Says 'I'm Not Here' Week After Sister's Death

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.

Sport Late rally falls short for the Bucks (AUDIO)
Author: 0 Late rally falls short for the Bucks (AUDIO)

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.

Author: 0 Sharapova, Halep Breeze Into Stuttgart SFs, Pliskova Out

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.

Author: 0 After inconsistent season, Lundqvist shining in postseason

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".

Sport Cristiano Ronaldo responds to his critics
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo responds to his critics

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".

Author: 0 Thomas heads to sister's funeral after Celtics beat Bulls

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".

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