Sport Hayward helps Jazz bury Clippers to win series
Author: 0 Hayward helps Jazz bury Clippers to win series

The Jazz used a third-quarter spurt to grab a double-digit lead and retained it for nearly the rest of the contest. LA Clippers guard Chris Paul (left) talks with LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers (right). The Warriors only got one win, but they won by 20 points. You'd think most teams would want a matchup against an opponent they have a track record of beating consistently, or a team that features a specific matchup they can exploit.

Author: 0 West Ham 1 Tottenham 0: Eric Dier makes key title race admission

The result in east London means Chelsea need just six more points to guarantee they will lift the Premier League for the second time in three years. The Argentine went on to explain that he feels " calm " but is also obviously " disappointed " at the lost as his men " missed the opportunity to reduce the gap ".

Sport Lane Kiffin extends offer to seventh grade quarterback
Author: 0 Lane Kiffin extends offer to seventh grade quarterback

New Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin has offered Martin, a 13-year-old quarterback who has yet to take a snap in high school, a full ride with the Owls. Beyond any questions about Kiffin's long-term future in Boca Raton, Florida, there's also the risk inherent in offering a scholarship to a player who's yet to play a down of football at the high school level.

Author: 0 Alonso hits the court after latest McLaren problem

Alonso finished bottom of the timing screens in the second session, but was able to complete twenty-one laps of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and he admitted that the pace showed was not that representative of where they should be, having had very little time to calibrate the new power unit that was fitted to his MCL32 between sessions.

Author: 0 Wenger 'Rich' fans don't influence me, says Arsenal's manager

In the circumstances, bottom of the table Sunderland appear ideal opponents for Arsenal as they aim to take the top four fight to the final weekend when they host Everton. Arsène Wenger has urged Arsenal fans to turn out in force for Tuesday's game against Sunderland and ignore a boycott created to speed up his dismissal.

Sport No fresh injury for Rory McIlory scans reveal
Author: 0 No fresh injury for Rory McIlory scans reveal

The player spent nearly five hours hitting balls on the range that day. "There's so many unknowns because we don't even know, unless you get an image taken of it and you know exactly what's going on you don't know", said McIlroy of the injury concerns.

Author: 0 Who will win Wizards vs. Celtics Game 7?

Asked about his players' sartorial selections — and his own choice of a white shirt — Boston's Brad Stevens said: "I'm not on the text chain". "I work too hard to be scared of any type of pressure". "He's such a great guy getting to the rim and getting downhill on guys", Boston's Jae Crowder said. "They closers. They proven closers". Thomas has gotten mental advice this postseason from both Kobe Bryant and most recently Paul Pierce after the Wizards evened the series in Game 4.

Sport NBA Execs: Phil Jackson Has Damaged Carmelo Anthony's Trade Stock
Author: 0 NBA Execs: Phil Jackson Has Damaged Carmelo Anthony's Trade Stock

Jackson also took a not-so-subtle jab at Anthony on Twitter when he applauded an article written by Bleacher Report that basically said Anthony has always been a selfish player who only cares about his stats and shots. At the end of the season Phil Jackson met with the NY media. He gets - I don't want to say bad press - but people have a bad opinion of him. " Most owners would just roast you if you said something like that", he continued.

Sport Sublime Cristiano Ronaldo puts Real Madrid on brink of final
Author: 0 Sublime Cristiano Ronaldo puts Real Madrid on brink of final

It was thanks to tough defending that Atletico thrived in recent years, winning the Spanish league in 2014 and reaching the Champions League final in two of the last three seasons. "We have to play as if there was no return match". Ronaldo had taken his tally of European goals to 100 in the quarter-final win over Bayern Munich, which included a second-leg treble, and was once more the man for the big occasion to put the holders within touching distance of the final again.

Author: 0 Warriors ready to take on Utah, honor "We Believe"

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry , center, drives past Utah Jazz's Boris Diaw (33) during the first half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. "I don't mind that we're young and we're green", Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. Then you finish with a reverse lay-up scooping around Boris Diaw and Oracle Arena pops a cork.

Sport Pune rout Kings XI to book second place
Author: 0 Pune rout Kings XI to book second place

Guptill was dismissed by Jaydev Unadkat first ball caught at short cover and in the fourth over, Marsh played staraight to mid-off fielder. Martin Guptill hit a flurry of boundaries (5×4, 1×6) during his 18-ball-36 and skipper Maxwell's 47 off 21 balls also propped up the total.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger takes swipe at West Ham United for display against Liverpool

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin says the players are ready to fight as if they are playing for their own lives to finish in the Top Four. Although you could argue that the all round effort and form of the players has also improved in that time , since Arsenal came good with six wins out of seven following the bad trip to Crystal Palace, you have to think that the new formation has worked and wonder what might have been had Wenger switched to it earlier in the season.

Author: 0 Ryan Johansen, Ryan Kesler battle right from start of Game 2

Johansen, who the Ducks have chosen to match with Kesler through two games with home-ice advantage, said it doesn't make sense how Kesler plays the game. "Obviously he's a focal point, he's a top center on their team but we take the mindset, 'We've just got to be better than the guy across from you, '" Kesler told NBCSN afterward.

Author: 0 A post-mortem of James Harden and the Houston Rockets

Harden finished with 10 points on two-of-11 shooting with seven assists and six turnovers. Shocking as it was, Mike D'Antoni did not need Game 6 to demonstrate a basic truth about his team. As you remember, the Rockets came out firing in Game 1, shooting three after three and it became hard for the Spurs to keep up. He had 22 triple-doubles in the regular season and became the first player in National Basketball Association history to have 2,000 points (2,356), 900 assists (907) and 600 ...

Author: 0 D-backs C Iannetta placed on concussion DL

The game was played without incident a night after Arizona's Chris Iannetta was hit in the face with a fastball from Pittsburgh's Johnny Barbato. Appearing in 20 games as a member of the Diamondbacks this season, his first in the desert, the veteran backstop is now batting.220 with three home runs and six RBI alongside a.292 on-base percentage.

Author: 0 Rugby World Cup draw

Head coach Gregor Townsend has expressed "excitement" after Scotland were drawn with Ireland and hosts Japan in Pool A for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. "I have never felt so fired up as I do now about my role in picking Japan's group", Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. The two teams could face off in the opening match of the tournament in 2019, after they were drawn together in Pool A alongside Scotland and two qualifiers.

Sport Federer pulls out of French Open
Author: 0 Federer pulls out of French Open

The 18-time Grand Slam victor has won the French Open , contested on clay, just once in 2009, and also pulled out of the event previous year with knee and back injuries. Clay tends to be the most physically demanding of tennis' surfaces, requiring plenty of tricky movement and sliding, along with lengthy, grind-it-out points.

Sport Madrid victor Nadal moves to fourth in rankings
Author: 0 Madrid victor Nadal moves to fourth in rankings

The Spaniard and four-time victor in Madrid got off to a dream start in the 50th meeting between the two great rivals, winning every point in the first game to break Djokovic, with the home crowd wildly celebrating his first point - a potent return which the Serbian could only hit into the ground.

Sport Blue Jays extend winning streak to four games
Author: 0 Blue Jays extend winning streak to four games

Pillar delighted the Mother's Day crowd of 42,030 with a blast to left off Edwin Diaz (1-2), his fifth. "It's an expensive DL though, I'll tell you that". He left the game Tuesday in the seventh inning with the injury.RF Jose Bautista was DH for the second straight game with OF Ezequiel Carrera in right field.

Sport New Bafana coach Baxter signs five-year deal and outlines vision
Author: 0 New Bafana coach Baxter signs five-year deal and outlines vision

According to SAFA, the essence of the spy mission is to assist new coach Stuart Baxter to prepare for the qualifier against the Super Eagles. Baxter is expected to outline his plans for the national team ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria in June.

Sport NHL: Capitals overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7
Author: 0 NHL: Capitals overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7

Craig Anderson worked in only one of the half dozen games and he was chased by the Penguins after nearly 53 minutes of one encounter, giving up seven goals on 43 shots in the eventual 8-5 loss on December 5 at PPG Paints Arena . It's all right there for the telling. "Our group has pretty good resolve and we've grown through our past", Trotz said. "And that's a strong message".

Sport Carlos Martinez gets 2 hits, Cardinals beat Cubs 5-3
Author: 0 Carlos Martinez gets 2 hits, Cardinals beat Cubs 5-3

ASTROS 5, YANKEES 1 Brian McCann hit a three-run home run against his former team and Lance McCullers Jr. pitched four-hit ball over six shutout innings to lead Houston past host NY for its fifth consecutive victory. "He's very calm and a confident young man", said Cubs manager Joe Maddon . Baseball's slide rule, enacted in 2016 after a pair of hard slides injured Jung Ho Kang of the Pirates and Ruben Tejada of the Mets during the end of the 2015 season, has been a source of controversy ...

Sport Aaron Hernandez's conviction in murder of Odin Lloyd vacated
Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez's conviction in murder of Odin Lloyd vacated

Hernandez was cleared last month of killing two Cape Verdean nationals, Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado . He was convicted this year in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III said he plans to appeal the ruling and is willing to take the case all the way to the Massachusetts Supreme Court.

Author: 0 Fernandinho admits 'something went wrong' for Manchester City this season

Champions League qualification was arguably the bare minimum requirement this season and they will look to secure it with wins over West Brom and Watford . "That goal will probably get lost with everything that happened during the game, but I thought it was one of real quality". There was a large element of doubt about City's opener, Sterling possibly getting the slightest of touches on Silva's goalbound shot but in an offside position.

Author: 0 Draymond Green says Celtics' Kelly Olynyk is 'a dirty player'

Isaiah Thomas complained after Game 4 that he had been repeatedly held and knocked to the ground in the second half. He said he knew he had to be aggressive, and Brooks was never anxious about the All-Star guard losing his confidence or passing up good looks.

Author: 0 Leonard's injury spotlights a debated and dangerous NBA play

At the 7:55 mark of the third quarter, Kawhi stepped on Zaza Pachulia's foot and rolled his left ankle, the same ankle that forced him to miss Game 6 of the Spurs' first-round series against the Houston Rockets. Popovich was likely trying to draw the league's attention to other potential fouls the Warriors commit during the game, perhaps even trying to get the league to punish Pachulia.

Author: 0 Nadal beats Djokovic to reach Madrid final

For the third straight clay-court Masters 1000 event, Djokovic and Nadal have been drawn in the same half. Djokovic won the last meeting between the pair in the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters exactly a year ago, and Nadal had not beaten the 12-time grand slam victor since the 2014 French Open final.

Sport First time for Wenger in the Premier League
Author: 0 First time for Wenger in the Premier League

He said his task now was to continue to rotate his squad to ensure United win the Europa League. "I like very much the individual performances and I also like collectively". It's a big club. Xhaka has been sent off nine times in the last three years and has picked up 11 bookings for the Gunners this season, with manager Arsene Wenger questioning his tackling technique on more than one occasion.

Sport Chiefs QB Mahomes uninjured during robbery
Author: 0 Chiefs QB Mahomes uninjured during robbery

The stolen property was found. Coslin said Pinkerton "has a long criminal history and is known to us" and randomly robbed Mahomes and the others as the four returned to a residence after attending a baseball game at the University of Texas-Tyler.

Author: 0 Avery Bradley-led Celtics thump Wizards

All-Star guard John Wall had 21 points but a playoff-low four assists. Celtics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win. The Celtics, who are the top seeds in the East, won Game 5 in their series against Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

Author: 0 I am ready for Champions Trophy: Harbhajan Singh

As per reported by Hindustan Times , chief selector MSK Prasad said: "We considered Rishabh Pant , Kuldeep Yadav , Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik and Shardul Thakur . "Since Yuvraj (Singh ) and Kedar (Jadhav ) can bowl spin, he narrowly missed out", Prasad said after the selection committee meeting here. The 31-year-old has been picked as a first-choice opener along with Rohit Sharma , with Ajinkya Rahane providing back-up.

Author: 0 Benzema's great escape puts Madrid in Champions League final

Madrid's players returned to the Calderon pitch 15 minutes after the final whistle, diving together across the slippy surface towards their own crowd high in one corner of the Estadio Vicente Calderon before unused substitute Nacho spread a Madrid flag on the ground.

Sport Holmes, Stanley lead Players, Garcia four back
Author: 0 Holmes, Stanley lead Players, Garcia four back

In 15 starts this season, he has three top 10s and is 52nd in the FedExCup standings. Stanley, meanwhile, settled down after a slow start and proceeded to hit the ball like a metronome, hardly straying from the middle of the fairway but managing only a pedestrian even-par 72.

Author: 0 Yankees great Derek Jeter 'unprepared' for impending fatherhood

The retired New York Yankees shortstop made an appearance at Yankee Stadium Sunday evening with his expectant wife Hannah Davis Jeter as his famous jersey number - 2 - was retired, to honor his storied career with the team. 2 in honor of Jeter, would check in to the batter's box and connect for not only a grand slam, but his first home run of the season. "So, I'm excited, but at the same time I'm nervous".

Sport Chelsea's Antonio Conte hopeful David Luiz will be fit for Middlesbrough game
Author: 0 Chelsea's Antonio Conte hopeful David Luiz will be fit for Middlesbrough game

Chelsea's Pedro scores their first goal. "I think Cesc is a player in this part of the season is showing to be decisive in every moment", he told a news conference. "There are still nine points to play for and with the spirit that the team has shown, there is no reason that we can't win more matches". "But we must go step by step, even if, for sure, it is a great win".

Sport Guardiola: I know which Man City players will have their contracts renewed
Author: 0 Guardiola: I know which Man City players will have their contracts renewed

That includes the situation of Yaya Toure, despite strong suggestions at the weekend the influential midfielder could be offered a new deal. Guardiola said: "The shot was a little bit odd and, when I saw the reaction from (goalkeeper) Willy (Caballero), I understood immediately it was two touches and the referee was so fearless to interpret the rule".

Sport Sharapova seals spot in Wimbledon qualifying
Author: 0 Sharapova seals spot in Wimbledon qualifying

The result will thus assuage any fears that Sharapova might miss both the summer's grand-slam events. A three-time champion in Rome, Sharapova is still rediscovering her form after returning to the WTA Tour following a 15-month ban. Sharapova will learn on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) if she will be granted a wild card for the French Open this month, with Roland Garros organisers planning an announcement on Facebook.

Sport ESPN's Beth Mowins To Do MNF Play-By-Play
Author: 0 ESPN's Beth Mowins To Do MNF Play-By-Play

Mowins, who has called college football for ESPN for several years, had handled playcalling for the Raiders' local preseason broadcasts the last two seasons. That means that this is only a one-game commitment, and everyone can see how it goes. I didn't know a lot about the politics of putting a woman on the air.

Sport 'Dr Phil' to air interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee
Author: 0 'Dr Phil' to air interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee

And parts of the note he left her, she said, didn't ring true. 'I just know that the feedback I was getting from our last talk had nothing to do with any suicidal thoughts. Pressed by McGraw on whether Hernandez was a gang member, she said, "Not from knowledge", before conceding she probably wouldn't have known otherwise.

Sport National Hockey League explains why Sidney Crosby was not pulled from Game 6
Author: 0 National Hockey League explains why Sidney Crosby was not pulled from Game 6

Backed up to the precipice against a rival that's tormented them for decades, the Capitals finally punched back. National Hockey League history has taught us that a Game 7 has a randomness that can not be predicted, but the Capitals have looked like they are taking charge of the Eastern Conference semifinal after a 5-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 .

Sport Led group invests in development of flying auto
Author: 0 Led group invests in development of flying auto

The carmaker, Toyota has agreed to give 40 million yen to the Cartivator Group that operates outside the Toyota city of central Japan . The company plans on making a prototype that conducts the first ever manned test flight of their venture by the end of 2018.

Sport Franklin Police continue search for missing 20-year-old man
Author: 0 Franklin Police continue search for missing 20-year-old man

Sunday afternoon, saying their son never returned home from the previous night. The 20-year-old was reportedly wearing a blue t-shirt with a Nike logo, black trousers and sneakers the night of the party. Officers spent hours Sunday searching the woods, concentrating their efforts near bodies of water. Boston 25 reached out to Duke University and they released a statement saying, "The University is quite aware of the report and will assist as required by authorities".

Sport Cavs to wear Goodyear logo on jerseys next season
Author: 0 Cavs to wear Goodyear logo on jerseys next season

The tire company, founded and headquartered in Akron, Ohio, where the Cavaliers star LeBron James was born and now lives, signed a multi-year deal to be on the team's jerseys, sources told ESPN.? National Basketball Association teams are responsible for selling their own sponsorship and the patches will be about 2.5 inches square, much smaller than on European soccer jerseys, where corporate logos are the largest and most prominent part of the kit.

Sport Mkhitaryan singled out by Mourinho in Man United training
Author: 0 Mkhitaryan singled out by Mourinho in Man United training

He added: "They are a very good team, very risky when they play away and we will need our fans at home". They rest eleven, I rest eight. I left the Emirates, they were crying. Jose Mourinho talks about the importance of adding the @EuropaLeague to the #MUFC trophy cabinet. "With the manager they have, the players they have on the pitch and the money they spend, that is embarrassing really that they can't score a goal in those games and it comes from Mourinho and the way he sets up his ...

Sport Bastian Schweinsteiger does not blame Jose Mourinho for Manchester United exit
Author: 0 Bastian Schweinsteiger does not blame Jose Mourinho for Manchester United exit

All those matches took a lot of wear and tear out of this unit. His comments seem to be directly aimed at Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who enjoyed his first league win against Mourinho on May 7. " When people say that we gambled by going for the Europa League , we didn't gamble ", Mourinho said earlier. We had to do it. "Because if I have Ashley Young , Luke Shaw , Marcos Rojo , Ibrahimovic, Tim Fosu-Mensah, if I had these guys I can rotate, I can go for every match ".

Sport Nishikori, Halep march on in Madrid
Author: 0 Nishikori, Halep march on in Madrid

Federer's then tally of 17 slams had been thought to be unbeatable, but Djokovic's Roland Garros win took him to 12 and there were experts such as Goran Ivanisevic who were saying that Djokovic could end up with as many as 20. "I think we have to understand that to be up there with all of the pressure, stepping onto the court with the obligation to win, there might come a moment where the level won't be the same always", Lopez said.

Sport Seattle Seahawks are interested in Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III
Author: 0 Seattle Seahawks are interested in Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III

That was a really important signing for us, we had targeted him through the draft, and we weren't able to get him, but he looks like he fits right in". Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and defensive end Michael Bennett have suggested Kaepernick has been blackballed. While the eighth-year Seahawks coach didn't single out these two passers, he did respond to a question about them by saying they are under consideration.

Sport Alonso remaining confident despite further Honda issues in Spain
Author: 0 Alonso remaining confident despite further Honda issues in Spain

Alonso suggested problems during Friday practice had shrouded the real potential of the auto, which features a significant upgrade package this weekend. "We executed qualifying well and I felt confident in the vehicle". McLaren's mechanics worked flat out to replace the engine in his vehicle - a three and a half hour procedure they now have down to a tee.

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