Capsule preview of the Cavaliers-Celtics conference finals
- May 17, 2017

Cleveland - who have not dropped a game in the playoffs - got the better of Boston over the course of the regular season, winning 3-1 over four games. Otto Porter added 20 points. The Wizards won that game at home by a single point on a game-winner from John Wall . Because of how bad Washington's bench was, Scott Brooks didn't give John Wall and Bradley Beal much of a break at all. (more...)
Rory McIlroy says tests show no new injury to his back Rory McIlroy says tests show no new injury to his back
- May 16, 2017

McIlroy, who will have an MRI scan on Monday after suffering a recurrence of the back problem which ruled him out for seven weeks earlier this season, made the ideal start with a birdie on the first. The player spent nearly five hours hitting balls on the range that day. The back has been the most common area of injury for players, from Tiger Woods' re-aggravated back injury to Dustin Johnson's fall at the Masters. (more...)
Mourinho: Europa League final to take precedence over Premiership games
- May 16, 2017

There had been suggestions Mourinho would restore David de Gea for the showpiece in Stockholm in what is a huge game for United, with a third trophy of the season and a place in the Champions League group stages at stake. When asked if the result of the 24 May final in Stockholm would determine whether United's season was a success or failure, he said the media "have the right to say it and it makes sense to say it, but I don't feel like that". (more...)
'Dr Phil' to air interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee 'Dr Phil' to air interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee
- May 16, 2017

Phil that she spoke with Hernandez the night before he was found dead in his cell. His death has been ruled a suicide by the Worcester district attorney's office and the case closed. Hernandez was acquitted of those crimes on Friday, but was found hanged in his prison cell early Wednesday, April 19, 2017, where he was serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd . (more...)
Carroll says Seahawks considering Kaepernick as backup Carroll says Seahawks considering Kaepernick as backup
- May 16, 2017

While "we're looking at everybody" sounds similar to the standard response Carroll often gives to questions about potential personnel moves, Kaepernick in particular seems like a real possibility. That list includes the man Kaepernick replaced last season with San Francisco, Blaine Gabbert, who signed last week with the Arizona Cardinals . There has been rumors going around that the Seattle Seahawks are interested in former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick . (more...)
Cavs, Goodyear strike deal for jersey patch Cavs, Goodyear strike deal for jersey patch
- May 16, 2017

Per a news release Monday, $1 million will be donated to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Akron Public Schools. The agreement between Goodyear and the Cavs acknowledges and extends the home-state pride of the two organizations and their shared principles of drive, determination and a deep commitment to the community. (more...)
Wizards forward Oubre ejected for bowling over Olynyk
- May 15, 2017

Cleveland won the regular season series against the Celtics 3-1, including a 114-91 romp on April 5 at TD Garden. With Thomas being flocked by defenders, this means Boston should be able to find an open man to feed. Oubre continued barking at Olynyk as McCutchen held him back before teammates separated the two players. "Whatever bad blood we've had in the season, it's carried over to the playoffs", Thomas said. (more...)
Predators edge Blues 2-1, take 3-1 series lead Predators edge Blues 2-1, take 3-1 series lead
- May 15, 2017

Silfverberg's second goal of the game, challenged for offside but upheld, and Ryan Kesler's goal in the third period iced the game for the Ducks, who improved to 3-0 on the road during the playoffs. Louis captain Alex Pietrangelo said . Another missed chance later in the period left the Blues with just two power play goals in 19 chances so far in the playoffs. (more...)
Holmes, Stanley share lead at Players Championship
- May 15, 2017

Holmes, a four-times PGA Tour victor, found places at the TPC Sawgrass previously untrodden by man, yet somehow managed only one bogey in a two-under-par 70, on an afternoon that started breezy but fell calm over the final hour or so. Singh had birdie looks on each of his last six holes, including a 10-footer at No. 16 and an 8-footer at No. 17, but none would drop. The Bellarmine Prep graduate has won a PGA Tour event - the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open. (more...)
'Losing to Arsenal pivotal to Chelsea title chase'
- May 14, 2017

They've dropped points in a third of their 18 roads games so far, but if you exclude the top-six form this then they've won 11 of 13 unbeaten matches. I think that in this situation we showed great will and desire to win the title. We know West Brom are a hard team to play against - we had a very tough game here (a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge in December). (more...)
IPL 2017 Match 53 - Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions Schedule, Date, Venue IPL 2017 Match 53 - Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions Schedule, Date, Venue
- May 14, 2017

David Warner was out of touch in the last game that he played but still he consists the ability to take on any bowling attack that is up against him. Gujarat hasn't been able to find till now an appropriate replacement for the Andrew Tye as of now. After an outstanding performance at league matches, defending champions are now yet to display their skills. (more...)
Late King goal lifts Bournemouth into the top half Late King goal lifts Bournemouth into the top half
- May 14, 2017

Josh King's late victor ensured Bournemouth will finish the season with their highest points tally in the top flight. There was an end of season feel to proceedings at the Vitality Stadium , but Burnley were unable to add to the seven away points they have accrued all season, as they went down 2-1. (more...)
Robben hits Bayern winner in nine-goal thriller Robben hits Bayern winner in nine-goal thriller
- May 14, 2017

Tottenham are expected to be busy in the summer transfer market ahead of another campaign of Champions League football and will want to sign players that can improve their collective group. Timo Werner restored the home side's lead with another penalty after Xabi Alonso brought down Emil Forsberg , and it got worse for the champions when Forsberg set up Yussuf Poulsen to make it 3-1 after the break. (more...)
Backs catcher hospitalized after hit in face by 93 miles per hour fastball
- May 14, 2017

It was a really impressive effort", Lovullo said. After dispatching of the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday night behind left-hander Patrick Corbin, the Diamondbacks picked up momentum with a three-game winning streak. Fellow southpaw Jason Vargas pitched seven strong innings of three-hit ball in the Royals' win over the Rays . Back in 2014, Diamondbacks star Paul Goldschmidt was hit by Ernesto Frieri of the Pirates in August and missed the rest of the year with a broken hand. (more...)
IPL 2017: How Kings XI Punjab ruled over Mumbai Indians at Wankhede
- May 13, 2017

Unleashing a flurry of sixes, the big West Indian kept his team alive till the last over of a pulsating chase, which saw the hosts finish at 223 for six in 20 overs. Karn Sharma played a cameo of 19 runs in six balls. Luckily, for the few supporters dressed in red at the Wankhede, Mohit redeemed himself from a shocker of an evening by bowling his three best yorkers of the tournament to close out the final over against Pollard and claim a meagre seven-run victory for the Kings. (more...)
Crystal Palace vs Hull City - fans' view Crystal Palace vs Hull City - fans' view
- May 13, 2017

An impressive run in April saw Palace climb to 12th in the table but three consecutive defeats, including last Saturday's 5-0 loss to Manchester City has left them at 16th, four points above 18th-placed Hull, with two games left to play. "We will fight until the end". "Like everybody else, like here, the recruitment of players has been the difference between us before January and us after January". (more...)
Tony Adams vows: 'I will not go away' despite Granada's relegation Tony Adams vows: 'I will not go away' despite Granada's relegation
- May 10, 2017

Just eight minutes later he was back at it, this time sending a powerful header off Coentrao's cross to double his side's lead. La Liga: Barcelona 4 (Neymar 21, Messi 45, 82-pen, Suarez 68) bt Villarreal 1 (Bakambu 32); Granada 0 lost to Real Madrid 4 (Rodriguez 3, 11, Morata 30, 35). (more...)
IPL 2017: Mighty KKR take on struggling Kings XI Punjab
- May 10, 2017

Narine smashed four boundaries in a quick 18 before he was bowled by Mohit Sharma. Needing to win all their remaining games, KXIP showed great character and skills to snatch the game away from Kolkata Knight Riders, who were off to a brisk start once again. (more...)
Golden State Warriors Beat Utah Jazz, Advance To Western Conference Finals
- May 09, 2017

While the Utah defense did a good job of holding the Warriors to just 102 points in Game 3 , its offense let it down. But while we long to see the best versus the best, it's sometimes a long slog of inevitability to get there. The defending Western Conference champions have won both their series in four games and now await the victor of the Rockets-Spurs series that is tied at 2. (more...)
Fred Hoiberg said Isaiah Canaan will start again Friday
- May 08, 2017

Thomas finished the team-high 24 points with five rebounds and four assists, while Horford had 21 points, seven rebounds and nine assists. While Rondo is completely out, Bulls star Jimmy Butler has been slowed a bit by knee soreness, Hoiberg said. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Real Madrid's match at Granada Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Real Madrid's match at Granada
- May 08, 2017

The return leg is next Wednesday. "We have to prepare well and try to do our best". The Portugal worldwide became the first player to score over 100 goals in the prestigious European tournament. Scoring 103 European goals; even Atletico Madrid can only brag of 100 European goals since its inception. Barcelona next has games at Las Palmas and back at home versus Eibar in the final round. (more...)
Tony Parker's career could be over after injury Tony Parker's career could be over after injury
- May 07, 2017

The team said a timeline for Parker's return will be announced at a later date. Parker scored 18 points on 61.5 percent shooting in Game 2 , and he's second on the team with 15.9 points per game in the playoffs. Whether it comes to defense, starting core, or role players off the bench, they always seem to find a way to the top. San Antonio came back two nights later with a 25-point win of their own, though the victory was costly. (more...)
Always Dreaming Wins 143rd Kentucky Derby Always Dreaming Wins 143rd Kentucky Derby
- May 07, 2017

Irish War Cry remained at 5-1. throughout the day, then went to 9-2 odds right before the race. He held off a late charge from Lookin At Lee, Battle of Midway and Classic Empire to claim the roses on Saturday by two-and-three-quarter lengths. (more...)
Spurs to start Dejounte Murray in place of injured Tony Parker
- May 07, 2017

Houston's MVP candidate still averaged 33.2 points against the Thunder in the five-game series. Since they entered the series without homecourt advantage, the Rockets talked Friday night like a 2-1 deficit is where they're supposed to be through three games. (more...)
Neymar faces two years jail term over fraud allegations Neymar faces two years jail term over fraud allegations
- May 06, 2017

Neymar s arrival from Brazil s Santos has been a huge success for the Spanish champions on the pitch but a judicial nightmare off it. As a result, Santos , Neymar's mother and a company run by the 25-year-old footballer's parents will also face charges. (more...)
Jay Cutler might bring his misery to an National Football League broadcast booth Jay Cutler might bring his misery to an National Football League broadcast booth
- May 04, 2017

Free-agent quarterback Jay Cutler may not succeed in finding a new home in time for the 2017 season, so naturally he has to consider other career options. Tony Romo similarly chose to go into broadcasting this offseason, albeit as the lead color analyst for CBS Sports. The Bears made the playoffs just once during Cutler's tenure with the team. (more...)
Oilers praise Talbot, expect energy boost from home fans
- May 03, 2017

Nearly as soon as McDavid tied the game at 3-3 with his first goal of the series, Christopher Wagner gave Anaheim its lead back 1:48 later. Cam Talbot made 39 saves and Patrick Maroon scored a power-play goal as the Edmonton Oilers moved halfway to the NHL Western Conference finals with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 of their second-round series Friday night. (more...)
New Texans QB Deshaun Watson buys mother 2017 Jaguar for birthday
- May 03, 2017

He is the only National Football League head coach that can win his division with rancid starting quarterback play. He defeated an undefeated Alabama team in the final seconds of this year's National Championship Game - a team that was, at the time, hailed as possibly the greatest defense in the history of college football. (more...)
Chelsea's Antonio Conte backing Eden Hazard to put team first
- May 01, 2017

To win in England these days is not easy. Jose Mourinho's United bought Paul Pogba for a world record fee of £89million and Pep Guardiola's City made big outlays on players including £50m defender John Stones. Southampton's goals were scored by Chelsea former players Oriol Romeu and Ryan Bertrand. "He will be a great loss next season to lose a player like this". (more...)
Pochettino delighted to reward fans with 'emotional' derby win Pochettino delighted to reward fans with 'emotional' derby win
- May 01, 2017

Chelsea are not back in action until they play host to Middlesbrough on May 8 and Belgium worldwide Vertonghen believes Spurs can put extra pressure on Antonio Conte's side by beating West Ham. "That could be a chance to put psychological pressure on Chelsea ". For some unfathomable reason, Gabriel chooses to swing his leg as he attempts to tackle Kane in the penalty area, with the Spurs striker going wide, away from goal. (more...)
Capsule preview of the Raptors-Cavaliers series
- May 01, 2017

In the series, LeBron James proved that he's still LeBron James , averaging 32.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, nine assists and three steals. Since returning to the Cavs in the summer of 2014, James has averaged 41 minutes per playoff game - the most of any National Basketball Association player in that span. (more...)
Young cancer survivor gets his wish at National Football League draft Young cancer survivor gets his wish at National Football League draft
- May 01, 2017

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome is very familiar with the Alabama Crimson Tide football program. Wide receiver Josh Reynolds went to the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth round. Newsome fortified the backfield by signing cornerback Brandon Carr and safety Tony Jefferson . At wide receiver, they'll need to add not subtract. (more...)
Sunderland 0 Bournemouth 1: Black Cats relegated from Premier League Sunderland 0 Bournemouth 1: Black Cats relegated from Premier League
- April 30, 2017

Bournemouth in the last round defeated Middlesbrough 4-0, broke his series of 4 matches without victories and virtually guaranteed a start to the elite for the next season. Even many fans feel it is time to put them out their misery, but while O'Shea is realistic enough to accept that Sunderland are nearly certainly bound for the Championship , he claims that while there is still a glimmer of hope, there is still a reason to keep fighting. (more...)
Day after sister's death, Isaiah Thomas plays for Celtics Day after sister's death, Isaiah Thomas plays for Celtics
- April 28, 2017

The Isaiah Thomas is playing this Tuesday night match with a sad moment that his sister had passed away in a auto accident a day before the match. "As much as we've talked about Rondo, Butler and Wade, Lopez has crushed us", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. (more...)
Easy choice: Browns CB Haden wants Garrett with No. 1 pick
- April 28, 2017

The Browns owns the top or the No. 1 and the No. 12 overall picks, with arguments circulating over whether the Cleveland will keep their picks for their own use or trade them up for an established quarterback. Despite this, the Browns have reportedly shown significant interest in UNC QB Mitch Trubisky, who could step in and fill the QB void that the Browns are desperate to fill. (more...)