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Balanced Hawks hold off Wizards 111-101, even series 2-all

It was surprising, given Game 2 ended on such a high note for Washington, with its players displaying the confidence of a group that knows just how good it can be. "Paul is very competitive, but he's very focused", Budenholzer said. They were also heavy on the glass, racking up 50 for the game. Paul is in a good place. [Full Article...]

Thursday's Manchester derby may be better without a referee, Yaya Toure says

Obviously we gave them the goal in a way a little bit because we had a corner and obviously it's very disappointing to concede from a set play when you have it in your favour. "John Terry at Chelsea, Sol Campbell at Arsenal . you're looking across the pitch thinking 'right, I've got to play better than them!'" "I think it's easy to hide behind saying, "we lack leaders, they lack leaders, thes... [Full Article...]

Wounded Bartra says blasts 'hardest 15 minutes' of his life

Wounded Bartra says blasts 'hardest 15 minutes' of his life There were also protests over the rescheduling from fans at the stadium. Defender Marc Bartra was still in hospital with a fractured wrist while his team-mates were losing 3-2 on Wednesday. "But we don't know yet how that's supposed to happen". His sentiments were echoed by Dortmund defender Sokratis. And we are not animals. Who will blame us for that? I am happy that all the players are ali... [Full Article...]

Milestone Messi goal sinks Real in thriller

Despite that, Madrid still found the strength to equalise in the 85th minute through substitute James Rodriguez. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi meet toda when Real Madrid an Barcelona play their latest El Clasico. Gerard Pique was the next to come close, being denied by Navas from a bullet head, and an end-to-end spell then saw Ronaldo fail to convert from seven yards out once Asen... [Full Article...]

Alabama's spring game will provide first look at Jalen Hurts' development

Alabama's spring game will provide first look at Jalen Hurts' development And previous year, and this is no criticism of Lane or anybody, but having a freshman quarterback [Hurts] and trying to accommodate his skill set, we got to where we weren't very effective passing the ball. It's frustrating. That hurts you on third down. "Of course, it turns into I was taking a shot at coach Saban , and they never want to write the 99 great things I say about him". [Full Article...]

Blazers big man Nurkic upgraded to 'doubtful' for Game 3

How much of the offensive stagnation is on Westbrook and how much of that falls on his teammates depends on which side of the chicken-egg debate you stand on, but it did work well for them in a lot of close games this season. "We knew we had to take (some) punches, but it was a flurry, more than we expected", James said. The teams traded leads on each of the next four baskets, but after George's 3... [Full Article...]

Panthers Gettleman on National Football League draft: 'Think short- and long-term'

Panthers Gettleman on National Football League draft: 'Think short- and long-term' The Carolina Panthers see multiple players in the running backs group who could fit what they want in the National Football League draft, general manager Dave Gettleman said Friday. "The last two years he's rushed the ball for 650 and he's caught another 90 balls", he said. He was criticized for sitting out of his bowl game to prepare for the draft. [Full Article...]

Addison Russell hits walk-off homer against the Brewers

Addison Russell hits walk-off homer against the Brewers ORIOLES 2, REDS 0: Ubaldo Jimenez's most effective start of the season on Wednesday night wasn't overly dazzling, but he pitched 72/3 shutout innings - allowing just two hits - in a win at Cincinnati. They opened the homestand with a rain-delayed, first-ever championship banner-raising ceremony that finished well after midnight with Anthony Rizzo's walkoff single in the ninth. [Full Article...]

Jesus returns to boost City's Cup bid

Gabriel Jesus has returned to training after two months out with a broken foot and will travel with the squad to London. Initially, he wasn't expected to return before May. He looks set to feature on the bench but defender John Stones has refused to recover from a muscle injury. "Maybe he will come back for United but I don't know right now". [Full Article...]

Bulls guard Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with broken thumb

He'll be missed going forward. Fred Hoiberg is still messing with his rotations, but not as drastic as he did during the regular season. Alas, here are Hoiberg's options. Probably the next-best option after C. Valentine generally looks overmatched in the National Basketball Association, particularly on defense - he needs to hit the weight room hard this summer. [Full Article...]

Second Half Comeback Gives Rockets 2-0 Series Lead

As for the Thunder, Westbrook had a super triple-double with 51 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds while shooting 17-for-43 from the field. But he shot just 4 for 18 in the fourth quarter and the Rockets clawed back from a double-digit deficit. [Full Article...]

UFC 210 Fighters Make Weight and Set Their Focus on Fight Night

Cormier and his opponent, Anthony "Rumble" Johnson, had both been cutting weight to get down to the mandatory 205 lbs but Johnson had no issues, stepping on the scale at a cool 103.8. "So of course I'd fight Jon Jones". Jones went as far as to call Cormier's weigh-in " one of the dirtiest things I've ever seen in sports ", but Cormier could only laugh off that assertion. [Full Article...]

Everton Want £100m For Romelu Lukaku

It's also claimed that Everton have doubts over Jose Mourinho's interest in Lukaku as the United manager has made the signing of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid his top priority for the summer. Tottenham Hotspur and Everton have arguably the two best strikers in the Premier League amongst their ranks. Lukaku is now top scorer in the Premier League this season with 23 goals, while he h... [Full Article...]

Celtics Coach: If Smart made a gesture, 'it's unacceptable'

Boston lost both games to Chicago despite a combined 53 points from Thomas. They were without the defensive standout again in game two and in his absence, the Clippers out-scored the Jazz in the paint 60-38. Rondo has produced a staggering stat line through two games, averaging 11.5 points, 10.0 assists, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals on 42.3 percent shooting from the field. [Full Article...]

Grizzlies coach David Fizdale fined $30K for officiating rant

He clearly had not cooled off yet when he was asked the very next question about fighting back into the game in the second half. And I applaud Fizdale for saying it. On the other hand, the Grizzlies were previously ousted by the Spurs in the first-round of last year's postseason while the series lasted just four games. [Full Article...]

Montgomery gets 1st win, Yanks beat White Sox for 8th in row

Montgomery gets 1st win, Yanks beat White Sox for 8th in row The Yankees' starters have a 2.54 ERA during the seven-game winning streak. Sox are coming off a 2-1 series win over Minnesota Twins Sunday night. On Tuesday it was Garcia yanking a hanger almost 430 feet out to left field, providing the decisive, seventh-inning, three-run blast off Luis Severino in a 4-1 win. [Full Article...]

Vidal says referee knocked Bayern out of Champions League

Real went on to win 4-2 on the night and 6-3 on aggregate. Robben again came tantalisingly close for Carlo Ancelotti's men, as his deft chip was cleared off the line by Marcelo, but just a minute later he won a penalty after being clipped by Casemiro . [Full Article...]

Playoff experience gives Sharks an edge in Game 1 win over Oilers

The Oilers had already killed two penalties when Drake Caggiula got flagged for hooking with 14 seconds left in the first period. San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer says he won't be taking a wrecking ball to a power play that has gone from lacklustre to downright liability in the National Hockey League playoffs. [Full Article...]

Sharks beat Oilers 3-2 in overtime in Game 1

The Oilers had four more attempts, two on goal, one wide and finally a block by Smith, who kills the remaining second by diving headlong to push the puck out of the zone and down the ice as the two-man kill expires and the roof is almost blown off by the crowd's wildly supportive response. [Full Article...]

Sai Praneeth wins Singapore Super Series Badminton Finals

Sai Praneeth wins Singapore Super Series Badminton Finals This win for Sai Praneeth also marks just the second title win for an Indian at a Super Series event. Praneeth had clinched the Canada Open last year and reached the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold this year in January. Sai Praneeth however was not going to give up so easily and managed to pull off an outstanding comeback as Srikanth's bad form against him continued. [Full Article...]


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