He missed almost six weeks in March and early April with a knee sprain and bone bruise, and then sustained a calf strain in Game 1 of the first-round series against Portland. Remarkably, Durant had not appeared in a clutch situation-defined as a five-point scoring margin or less in the final five minutes of regulation or overtime-since a February 4 loss to the Kings.
Zidane's men faced a potentially tricky last-eight clash against Bayern Munich and needed extra time in the second leg to eventually clinch victory, 4-2 on aggregate. The three-goal cushion gave a margin of error to Real and, after a wobbly opening 20 minutes, they regained control of the semi-final after Isco's strike.
The left-hander beat his former team once again, Byron Buxton tied a career high with three hits and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Tuesday night. In the fourth inning, Max Kepler scored Jorge Polanco with an RBI single to make it 2-1. He is 4-1 this year with a 4.32 earned run average. In 32 innings, he struck out 29 and walked five.
DeCinces, 66, stared toward the jury, shaking his head slightly, as the guilty verdicts were read. Prosecutors say DeCinces received advance warning of a merger from the CEO of a medical device company. Abbott ultimately agreed to purchase Advanced Medical Optics at around four times the stock price at which it was trading. A sentencing hearing for DeCinces and Parker has not been scheduled.
Mario Mandzukic netted the opener and Juventus were crusing at 2-0 by half-time. Alves was excellent against Monaco in the semi-final. Madrid are in the driving seat for their first league title in five years as they also target a first La Liga and Champions League double since 1958.
The wing-back was substituted after 35 minutes with an apparent hamstring injury. "With Ox I've played with him for quite a number of years now". The injury threatens to rule him out of Arsenal's FA Cup final clash with Chelsea at the end of the month.
Lukaku's future at Goodison Park has been thrown into doubt as he refused to sign a new deal at the end of the season, claiming he wants to focus his potential to become world-class. While a return to Everton appeals, there may be more lucrative options on offer in China and America's Major League Soccer. Mourinho let Lukaku leave Chelsea for Everton for £28m in 2014, but is ready to battle his old club for the 24-year-old.
Montoya was replaced after last season in Roger Penske's No. 2 vehicle by Newgarden, and so far, the move looks wise for the team. It is also similar to Long Beach, when a Chevrolet driver (Castroneves) took the pole, but no other Chevrolet drivers started in the top 7.
He pitched in two games, felt discomfort in the arm and was put back on the 10-day DL on Saturday. On Tuesday night, he told Ghiroli in a phone interview that he did not receive a firm timeline from ElAttrache, a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon who is also the head team physician for the Dodgers and the NFL's Los Angeles Rams, as to how long he will be sidelined.
Godley (1-0) allowed one run and struck out six. DeShields drew a one-out walk from reliever Brad Hand (0-2) in the seventh before Shin-Soo Choo also walked. This defeat was more distasteful because with two innings to go, a victory appeared in hand. Ian Desmond hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fourth that was set up by shortstop Javier Baez's error .
Substitute Michy Batshuayi's dramatic 82nd-minute victor gave Chelsea the Premier League title following a hard-earned 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Friday. If they achieve that feat it will be the club's first double since the 2009-10 season under Conte's compatriot Ancelotti. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira). Chelsea's players throw Chelsea's Pedro in the air to celebrate after the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea, at the Hawthorns in ...
Eastwood, the last dog in the shelter, is heading home with his new owners. Van Gundy, his wife Kim and their teenage daughter picked up Eastwood, a special needs dog, Tuesday at the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society in the northern MI city of Harbor Springs.
ABOUT THE SPURS: Parker fell to the floor after attempting a short jump shot with 8:52 remaining and immediately grasped his leg and it was clear the injury was likely of the severe variety when he had to be carried off by two teammates. Meanwhile, the Spurs will now have to depend even more on Kawhi Leonard without their superstar Tony Parker . Mills played 22 minutes a game this season, the most he's played in his eight year career, but the question that won't get answered until the ...
Many fans and celebrities, who were present at the concert, something that has shattered many of his fans. People are still not able to digest the fact that Justin Bieber is now in India and will perform for Indian audiences. She took to Twitter to express her displeasure and wrote, "Biebered out!" This was his first concert in India and some of the "Beliebers" who had queued up from the am to watch him were actually reduced to tears.
The side found its groove thanks to an early-season systemic change from Conte. The gesture didn't go unnoticed by the fans. Former Chelsea midfielder Gus Poyet believes Chelsea deserve to win the title because they've been the most consistent team.
Speaking after the 3-1 second leg defeat in Lyon, Bosz said, "It was a odd semi-final 2nd leg. It would be awesome". Without the ball, Manchester United reduce the game to a profession... But Celta served reminders of their threat as the first half drew to a close, Pablo Hernandez, Pione Sisto and John Guidetti working Romero and Daniel Wass heading wide from Sisto's risky drilled cross.
Brian McCann provided all the offense the Astros would need on the night, taking his former team's talented young left handed starter Jordan Montgomery (who was quite impressive overall on the night, truth be told) deep into the second deck with two men aboard in the top of the fourth.
Mary's to Anfield. Southampton boss Puel was confident over his side's chances of keeping Van Dijk from the clutches of Chelsea and Liverpool, who are both prepared to pay £50m for the esteemed defender's services. "It was a strong game, with a strong defensive unit, and in the spirit it was very interesting, because all the players did fantastic work together".
That's not to demonize the Patriots for protecting their own interests over those of a single player. From July 22 through the Tuesday after Week 10 of the regular season, the player can sign only with his prior team. During the New England Patriots' on-field celebration following the AFC Championship Game in January, coach Bill Belichick and LeGarrette Blount shared a celebratory moment.
Saracens are 1/2 favourites with Sky Bet to successfully defend the European Champions Cup when they face Clermont at Murrayfield. And they are unbelievably clinical in their kicking game. The three other Premiership semi-finalists all get to rest their players next weekend, as they did when we played against Munster in the European semi-finals.
Although the three CONCACAF nations were hopeful that Federation Internationale de Football Association would approve a proposal for their bid to vie uncontested for the 2026 tournament hosting rights, the world governing body announced on Tuesday that it is set to allow three months for other potential bids ahead of an August 11, 2017 deadline.
Asked how Harden could improve after a historic statistical season for the 55-win Rockets, D'Antoni answered, "Understanding his limitations". San Antonio had faith in all of their guys and the game plan and stuck with it till the end. You know, it's tough, especially the way we lost at home for Game 6. "But it happened and we move forward". Houston now faces questions about the future of the franchise.
Cristiano Ronaldo's sensational goal scoring record was hailed as "unique" by boss Zinedine Zidane as his latest hat-trick left Real Madrid on the verge of another Champions League final by thrashing Atletico Madrid 3-0. "You can defend well, you can control the midfield, but you still need someone to score the goals". I feel very happy and I want to try to give my best in the years that I have on my contract, to score goals as always and to help Real Madrid win titles.
A first-choice player for Germany Boateng has a Bayern contract until 2021. It seems that he and the Bavarian leadership are not seeing eye to eye on the German internationals value, with Bayern directors hesitant to offer Boateng any guarantees on being a starter for the club.
The series shifts to Edmonton now, where the Ducks will attempt to win at least one game to take the series back to Southern California. The Ducks, who rallied from 3-1 down in the third period on goals by Patrick Eaves and Jakob Silfverberg , were caught out of position when Larsson rushed the puck.
He makes saves and comes for crosses and has saved us points throughout the season. When you don't do this you start to lose focus and we conceded two from set-pieces. Several out of contract players can expect to depart, while goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and top-scorer Jermain Defoe, who both harbour World Cup ambitions, will look for top-flight suitors.
Tyronn Lue said that LeBron is like Michael Jordan in terms of how he's stopping great players go to a new level. "They made threes today, it was tough on us". They traded a draft pick and wing man Terrence Ross for Serge Ibaka in hopes that Ibaka's shot-blocking and shooting could hurt the Cavs. "They're a hell of a team for a reason".
Real are bidding to win their third Champions League crown in four seasons. We are going to try until the very, very end, until the final whistle is blown in the second leg. "We call ourselves Atletico Madrid and we are able to do it", he said in declarations reproduced in the Spanish press on Wednesday morning. Real needed a stoppage time equaliser en route to beating Atletico in the 2014 final, scored a late victor in the quarter-finals a year later and edged last season's final between ...
If Aldridge is the only big when the Spurs are matched up with the Death Lineup, he can change the equation of the game if he can score consistently in the post, a task much easier said than done, especially when Aldridge will likely be matched up against Draymond Green.
In Game 4, the Brian Dumoulin-Ron Hainsey defensive pairing spent nearly 10 minutes at even strength in Game 4 defending against Ovechkin's line. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel and Jake Guentzel have been fantastic offensively in the playoffs.
England flanker James Haskell insisted England will look positively at the draw, saying: "Yes, it is a tough draw, but if you want to be the best team in the world then you have to beat the best". He also added that England will use the two tests against Argentina in June to "practice a little bit", and said France "have really improved over the past two years and are certainly a unsafe team".
Yuvraj, who will be playing in the ICC Champions Trophy after a period of 11 years also said that it would be easier said than done against the top teams of the world. "We have sent an email to the ICC asking how they plan to compensate us if our business is impacted due to India's pullout". All the teams can make changes to their squads without needing an ICC approval until May 24.
A win for Hyderabad would ensure them a berth in the last-four, but if they lose, they would have to pray that Punjab lose to Pune on Sunday in order to qualify. Shikhar Dhawan: After a slow start, Shikhar Dhawan has finally found his groove heading into the business end of the tournament. Vijay Shanker, 8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9.
Tottenham's loss at West Ham last Friday and Chelsea's 3-0 defeat of Middlesbrough on Monday meant the Blues needed three points from three games to clinch the title. "To my players my message is now that we need to do another step". With his side struggling for inspiration, Conte made a double substitution, throwing on Willian and Batshuayi for Eden Hazard and Pedro, and it yielded the required result as the Belgian striker bundled home his second league goal of the season to send the ...
While San Antonio fought through six games with the Rockets , the Warriors have been off since wrapping up a sweep of the Utah Jazz on Monday. Well, the Rockets are catching a break with Kawhi Leonard sitting out tonight's Game 6 at the Toyota Center.
But Conte insisted: 'I have two years contract [left] with Chelsea . "For sure, this is my will". "I'm wearing the tracksuit but I'm living a very important moment". Then Chelsea in 10th, this is another big, big step for me. This moment of the game I think Hazard was a bit exhausted and also Pedro. After this win we must be happy, we must be pleased.
Lee got his shades busted in the scuffle and Chiesa showed that his haircut doesn't look almost as cool without a suit jacket. The lightweight standouts, 24 and 29 respectively, are set to throw down with one another in the main event of UFC Fight Night 112 in Oklahoma.
Kidd said he wasn't pondering any lineup changes for Game 6 . The Raptors won 92-89 to win the series. Mike Conley scored 26 points, leading the five Memphis starters in double digits. "Sometimes we make it hard on ourselves, but we're going to go down swinging". DeRozan would finish with a Raptors high 32 points, two shy of Antetokounmpo's game high.
Gambhir's loyal fans also slammed the Indian board and a hashtag named #bringbackgambhir was soon trending on social micro-blogging site Twitter . The announcement came after a delay of more than two weeks after missing the April 25 deadline set by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to name the team.
Churchill explains through personal blog how the couple first got in touch with him past year and how they wanted to get married. During the course of their three-week trip to the Everest base camp, the adventurous Californian couple faced hard terrain, altitude sickness and sub-zero temperature.
Fernando Torres has claimed that Atletico Madrid are in "one of the greatest moments in their history" as he remains positive following Wednesday night's Champions League semi-final elimination to Real Madrid. Retaining Simeone will also make it far easier to hold onto a host of rising young stars. "My best form was the week of the two legs against Barcelona".
This time it looked his absence was only a precautionary measure as Varane returned to action days later to play the second leg of the semi-finals against Atletico Madrid which saw Real Madrid make the final with a 4-2 on aggregate. "We're all delighted with Zidane", said Ramos. 'We're a better team when he plays'. "La Liga is the title I have left to win, it would be a special one for me but I don't want to have to choose between wining La Liga or the Champions League ", said ...
Monaco , who are close to winning the Ligue 1 title, face a struggle to reach their second Champions League final after 2004, when they lost 3-0 to a Porto side coached by Jose Mourinho after a great run featuring wins over Real Madrid and Chelsea.
Joe Maddon initially had Kris Bryant in right field, but had to scratch Bryant just before the game with gastrointestinal issues, replacing him with Jon Jay . Christian Bergman (0-1) allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings. Oh, and BP has him 3rd in catcher runs above average... just stop making stupid throws to first on dropped third strikes that should end the game.
Mark Hughes is unbeaten in his last eight home Premier League meetings with Arsene Wenger (W5 D3), with that run spread across five different clubs - Blackburn (one game ), Man City (two), Fulham (one), QPR (one) and Stoke (three). "Traditionally there is a fierce rivalry and they had always a very direct game against us", the Frenchman warned. "If the game is hard for me and good for the team, I am very happy to take that", Wenger said .
West Indies were 14/0 at stumps in reply after Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell negotiated 11 overs in the deciding Test of the series, which is tied at 1-1. Shimron Hetmyer came out with the same plan of not allowing Yasir to settle. Amir, in particular, continued to carry menace with the sort of short delivery that had injured Chase, striking Holder in the chest area once, and cramping both batsmen with the bouncer time and again.
That may have been the philosophy of visual effects artist Eugene Romanovsky , who wants to sell his old Suzuki Vitara '96, so he created what has to be the best sales video for a used vehicle ever. In the two minute long video, Romanovsky featured himself driving his old vehicle underwater. The video has more than 3 million hits on Youtube. Just looking at the finished product will tell you that he's had some experience in visual effects artistry.
Third-to-last Hull is on 34 points, one fewer than Swansea and four fewer than Palace. Tony Pulis has concerns over both Matt Phillips and Hal Robson-Kanu, both suffering with hamstring injuries, and the visit of Chelsea is expected to come too soon for either.
They went head to head in the Madrid Open on Monday, with Bouchard emerging victorious in a three-set 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 win. Bouchard immediately broke back and capitalised on sloppy play from Sharapova, who made six double faults in the first set, to break again.
UNDATED (AP) - The NBA has taken some money from the Boston Celtics' top player. However, Washington forgot to account for shooting guard Avery Bradley . So far, that home court advantage has been just that with the victor in each of the first five games being the home team. After putting on passing clinics in Game 3 and 4, the Wizards only dished out 21 assists, compared to the 33 by the Celtics.