There is one man who wants nothing more than to step back into the ring to face the current world heavyweight champion and put him in his place. " But we can only concentrate on AJ's career and guiding him ". Ortiz has spoken out about "AJ" since Saturday night's main event and the 38-year-old insisted that he was not overly impressed by the staying power of Joshua.
But Kyle Lowry has only played one good game, DeMar DeRozan is struggling as well, and none of the other role players for the Raptors are stepping up to fill in where the team is missing an offensive boost. That begs the question: If Kidd is hell bent on limiting the Raptors' 3-point attempts, would he ever consider altering the Bucks' signature defensive style? In fact, for the game the Greek Freak had more turnovers (seven) than baskets (six).
Isaiah Thomas also scored 24 for the Celtics, the top seed in the East. Last week, Memphis Coach David Frizdale also walked out of his own news conference after criticizing the officials, declaring, "Take that for data!" and slamming down a pen.
One day after former Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett received a Cleveland Browns jersey, the top overall pick in this year's NFL Draft was wearing another pro jersey. Garrett, a freakish athlete who has been accused of sometimes taking plays off, could help change that. So I'm sure we can talk about that a little bit.
Hull City gained another point in their battle against relegation as they drew 0-0 at Southampton, with goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic saving a late Saints penalty. "This is a great club and I feel for the supporters". 18 - Moyes' side have failed to score in 18 league games this season, the most in the Premier League .
Indiana's best player has performed like a superstar, averaging 32.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game. "We were playing well and the energy was great, we were competing at a high level", said Jeff Teague of the final moments.
Look for more of the same today in Game 2 , as San Antonio won't have a letdown after a strong Game 1 . The number is in on how much it'll cost Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach David Fizdale for his rant against the referees after Game 2 against the Spurs in the National Basketball Association playoffs.
Best game: Ottawa 6, New York Rangers 5 (2OT) - Any game that goes to double overtime is in consideration, but this one had end-to-end rushes, 11 goals, two shorthanded goals by the Rangers, two 4-on-4 goals by the Senators, countless chances, and a never-say-die attitude from the Senators that helped them rally from 1-0, 3-1, 4-2 and 5-3 deficits for the win.
Jones, a sophomore quarterback who transferred to Colorado previous year before returning to Tennessee just a few weeks later and getting a waiver to retain his eligibility for the 2016 season, has requested and been granted a release from Tennessee.
Pochettino's side face a critical week in the title race as they try to close the four-point gap on leaders Chelsea just days after suffering a painful FA Cup semi-final loss against their London rivals. For sure it's not easy, not easy for him because this season he's not playing a lot. "We must be confident for the future". "It's important for us to look at ourselves not the others", he added.
Chelsea remain on course for the Premier League title after a 3-0 win at Everton left them four points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who beat local rivals Arsenal 2-0 on Sunday. "It was convincing but we had to work hard for it", Cahill told Sky Sports , sensing this might be the win that delivers the title in Conte's first season at Chelsea .
Yet, although a 14-year age gap and Joshua's fitness, strength and power eventually saw him floored twice and finally rescued by the referee in the 11th round, Klitschko still felt like a victor at the end of an exhilarating evening. He looked to be overmatched in the early rounds, but fought his best after he was knocked down. 'My coaches said I needed to win the next round (at the end of the tenth), but I told them I just took that round off, ' he said .
Chicago came into the second round with numerous perceived needs at safety and cornerback and it remains an area to look at when the draft wraps up Saturday. Garrett, though, was everyone's No. 1. While Garrett was bothered by some injuries last season, at times he was unblockable in the tough SEC. Cleveland, who have finished last in the AFC North nine years in a row, traded themselves into three selections in the first round.
In their report, police said the victim told them she met Conley in the hotel elevator before going with him to his room. On Monday, Oakland Raiders newest draft pick Gareon Conley and his lawyer stated he had a "consensual" sexual event that night with his rape accuser and that "Her version was not accurate".
It came after clashes between supporters before the game, with police making six arrests ahead of what was the final north London derby at the Lane before Spurs move into their new stadium the season after next. "To be totally honest...of course right now you're going to sign for Spurs because the problem Arsenal have is the longer they don't sort out what's going on upstairs we are no longer going to be able to attract that player because he is going to go to another club".
Schmeichel - son of Peter, who made 393 appearances for Man United - has been at Leicester since 2011 and claimed a Premier League winner's medal last season under Claudio Ranieri. The 30-year-old Danish worldwide is also wanted at rivals Manchester United so Shakespeare, who is yet to find out himself if he will be in charge next season, may face a battle to keep hold of him.
Both teams finished regulation on 27-under par 261 after Sunday's better-ball round, in which Blixt and Smith shot 64 and Kisner and Brown carded a sizzling 60. Each player on the winning team earned $1.02 million and 400 FedExCup points. The New Orleans format used two rounds of foursomes (alternate shot) and two rounds of four-ball (best ball).
Watt, the younger brother of star defensive lineman J.J. Watt, went No. 30 to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jones , a junior, started 27 games the past two seasons but was injured at his pro day workout. Former NC State safety Josh Jones' NFL career begins in Green Bay. He comes to the Packers as a potential replacement for Micah Hyde, who signed a five-year contract with the Buffalo Bills during the off-season.
Curry hit a three-pointer in his National Basketball Association record 59th consecutive playoff game, making his first 1:17 into the game. The Golden State Warriors hold a 1-0 lead in its first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers, but could be facing some significant adversity in Game 2 .
The Titans got a breakthrough season a year ago from Rishard Matthews but need another wide receiver after allowing Kendall Wright to sign with Chicago as a free agent. The upside is tremendous, though, and few deny it. Peppers tested positive for a diluted sample at the NFL Combine, but it did not keep him out of the first round, even when many were opining that he might slip to the second round regardless of the latest development.
Nadal, however, made it clear that his next objective is not the French Open, but the upcoming ATP 500 event in Barcelona which is followed Masters Series events in Madrid and Rome before they arrive at Roland Garros on 22 May. Nadal won eight Monte Carlo titles in a row from 2005 to 2012 before losing to Djokovic in the 2013 final. Moya went on to win the title over Pioline.
The last team to come through two qualifying rounds to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League was Dynamo Kiev in 1999, although the format was different in those days. "That's what we know best so we're not going to do anything else". When asked what his side - who sit fourth in the Bundesliga with five games remaining - lacked to go the extra step in Europe, Tuchel said: "Eight days after the attack it is very hard to answer that question".
Murray, returning from a right elbow injury which sidelined him during the Miami Open and Davis Cup quarterfinals, struggled on his serve in a scrappy match lasting more than 2 1/2 hours. Rallies were well-contested from the start, and after holding from deuce in the opening game of the match , Murray went 2-0 up when he took his fifth break point with a backhand victor.
In a corresponding move, the Tigers have made a decision to call up catcher John Hicks from Triple-A. Sano has hit well in the early going, batting.241/.413/.569 with four home runs and 14 RBI with an MLB-best 17 walks in 75 plate appearances.
Roman Josi's goal with 5:49 left in the third period added some timely insurance to a Predators one-goal lead in Game 3. Jakob Silfverberg had two goals and an assist for the Ducks, who blew a 3-0 lead before putting the game away. The Blues went 0-for-2 on the power play in Game 4, and that doesn't tell the story of shooting themselves in the foot in the third period. Washington had the better chances and better of the play for the first two periods of the game but the familiar refrain ...
Fizdale's rant went viral nearly immediately with one version spliced into clips from the movie "Independence Day". The two teams will continue the series with game 3 in Memphis on Thursday, April 20. If you add in his free throws, Leonard has made 47-of-51 of his shots (field goals and free throws) from inside the arc this series . First half we shot 19 shots in the paint and we had six free throws.
But the Cavaliers needed several big plays in the final two minutes in order to close out the Game 4 win and third straight first-round sweep since LeBron James' return to Cleveland three summers ago. LeBron James showed no remorse as he entered in his, "playoff mode", ripping apart the Pacers in points and his infamous chase down blocks. The Cavaliers have now won 21 consecutive first-round playoff games.
Ramos won four games in a row to take the first set as Pouille struggled to find his stride on the Monte Carlo Country Club's clay court. He won the title again last year and then added the Barcelona crown a week later, yet had not lifted a trophy since, losing three finals already this year, including January's Australian Open against Roger Federer.
The 29-year-old has scored four goals and provided nine assists in just 1075 minutes of Premier League football, which means he's being involved in a goal every 83 minutes. Milan's bid for Fabregas was rumoured to be in the region of €35 million - which isn't insane for 2017, but it is still a huge amount of money for AC Milan, and money that could be better spent.
The Bulls then made a third-quarter push for the second consecutive game, but they fell short again, leaving the home team winless in the series. "I was proud of how Isaiah Canaan played tonight, especially after being out with a lot of DNPs", said Hoiberg, who praised Thomas but added: "However, if you allow him to get under the ball and continue his dribble, it's impossible to guard him".
Atletico only had one shot on target and will need to pull off one of the Champions League's all-time special performances to stop double-chasing Real from ending their European dreams for the fourth straight season . The match ball went home with Cristiano Ronaldo as he scored a hattrick in Real Madrid's 3-0 home win over Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid were far too good on the night - they could have been 3-0 up at half-time and the man of the moment got three goals on the biggest ...
He had six in 24 games last postseason when the Penguins won the Stanley Cup. Who knows who might be left standing at the end of that bitterness? "My experience with dealing with [concussions] in the past with players is that they're day-to-day things and so we rely on our medical staff to advise us in the right way".
Ronaldo has been revving up to this moment all season and now that he's finally unleashed his inner Hulk, we're still seeing him do things that have never been done before. We will have to work hard and fight for it. We managed the game very well tonight, we prepared well for it and were aware of our strengths and theirs.
The Cavaliers love to switch and get LeBron or Kyrie on a big man as a mismatch, and it worked perfectly past year, as the pair roasted Jonas Valanciunas and Patrick Patterson. It was clear that a primary facet of the Cavs' game plan developed during their seven days off was to slow down DeMar DeRozan , who gave the Cavs problems last season during the Eastern Conference finals.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, meanwhile, denounced the behavior on Twitter as "unacceptable and shameful". "They're very competitive as a fan base", Jones said . RHP Kevin Gausman, who gave up 18 earned runs and six homers in 14 innings over his last three starts, pitches for the Orioles against LHP Drew Pomeranz tonight.
The Oilers had 19 shots during that time, the Ducks 18, and there were no even-strength goals in that time. "You guys will believe me one day", McDavid said. McDavid's highlight-reel score past Ducks goalie John Gibson at 8:40 of the second pulled the Oilers into a 3-3 tie. Wagner's goal broke a 3-3 tie in the second period.
Anthony Rendon did something pretty awesome yesterday when he went 6-for-6 with three home runs, 10 runs batted in, and helped his team obliterate a battered New York Mets squad. Now we have to wait and see on Syndergaard's health and wait and see how Collins and the front office explain how they let this happen. Syndergaard, 24, was blasted for five runs in the first inning Sunday before exiting with the injury in the second inning.
Fury vacated the world heavyweight titles he won by beating Klitschko in an effort to focus on his mental health problems. Joshua, 27, confronted Klitschko in the biggest fight the division has seen in years. I have the ultimate respect for what he's achieved inside and outside of the ring. "I did enjoy the night as well as you". "I'm a little bit emotional, because I know I've got doubters that think that I can't do this and do that, but I dig deep".
They were really good, as they were against Everton, it's our third clean sheet in four games , which is a good basis to start. For Stoke, with just one win in the last eight games , the draw means they still have one more point than the visitors.
Just not in time to try and help the Penguins build on the 2-1 lead they take into Game 4 (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN). "Right where we were last series (against Toronto)", defenseman Nate Schmidt said. He is one of those elite superstars that is able to make the players around him rise to his caliber of play. "It sucks to see", said Clarke MacArthur, who spent nearly two full seasons on the sidelines with a concussion before returning in the last week of the regular season.
In game 1 of the series, with Rudy Gobert going down with a knee injury , the Clippers failed to exercise a killer instinct and left the door open for a Johnson buzzer-beater. He also averaged 21.6 points and 8.1 rebounds for the 2016 to 2017 regular season games. The Clippers had only a film session and a light walk-through in favor of practice on Monday, but Austin Rivers passed the series of running and on-court drills needed to receive clearance to play.
The West's top seed has had seven days off since completing a 4-0 whitewashing of the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round. Clippers centre DeAndre Jordan scored 24 points and had 17 rebounds while Paul had 13 points and nine assists.
Wade put up 38 in Game 3 in that series, and then followed that up with 30 in Game 4 . "We were just taking it one game at a time". Fubo TV is a sports first streaming platform available in the US. No Bull has been able to guard Thomas the past two games. "That's not the reason why I'm impossible to cover", Thomas said . Chicago came out hard-nosed and streaked to claim their first lead of the contest, 65-63, with 4:35 left in the period.
He allowed five hits and five runs in his first inning of play. "I wouldn't take that". Three issues immediately come to mind. Things have now gone from bad to worse. The team announced shortly after that it is a possible lat strain and will travel back to NY for an MRI. If he believed he was healthy and wanted to pitch, the MRI could have validated that belief.
Originally I slotted the former Ashland star to go to Tampa at 50, but when they took Alabama stud O.J. Howard in the first round, the projected landing for Shaheen became a dart board. Many will languish bouncing between the back of the roster and the practice squad. Some observers noted that it seemed more like a music festival. And maybe there should have been at least one arrest.
Fernando Torres has fired a warning shot to Real Madrid ahead of their Champions League semi-finals, insisting Atletico Madrid are not afraid of anyone. "We know how they play, their strengths and weaknesses - and they know ours". Tony Adams was named caretaker Granada boss on April 10 with the club having taken just one point from their previous six games, but three successive defeats under the former Arsenal captain see them exit the top flight.
Though a seemingly rejuvenated and motivated Fury is now in Marbella training alongside middleweight titlist Billy Joe Saunders, who defends his belt on the 8th of July, Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn has shot down the idea of his charge tussling with Tyson next.
In the women's race, Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia finished 56 seconds adrift of Keitany in second place, while Aselefech Mergia of Ethiopia was third. His first time running in the event was in 1981 after running his first marathon in Guildford, Surrey in 1979. "This month it is exactly two years since I first started to get fit".
Mark Borkowski, a PR expert, told Guardian that British boxing has never had a gentleman fighter since Frank Bruno (1982-1986) or Henry Cooper (who last fought in March 1971 against Joe Bugner), and the 27-year-old can come forward to take that mantle.
The Rangers have scored first in each game this series. "We played a solid first period and we came out strong", said Zuccarello, who opened the scoring 5:31 into the game off a pass from Mika Zibanejad . Methot defended the rush well by taking away the pass, but Rick Nash's shot got past Anderson. Essentially, the outcome of the game was decided 12:21 into the second when Nash fired his third of the playoffs through Anderson's five-hole.