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Ding fights back in snooker semi-final thriller with Selby Ding fights back in snooker semi-final thriller with Selby
- May 01, 2017

Yet Selby missed a handful of chances to shorten the gap further as Higgins saw two starts to formulations break down, only for Selby to bring the frame to an abrupt end after potting the cue ball as his last opportunity disintegrated. Hawkins went on to win the following three frames, to knock out Maguire, the last qualifier left in the tournament. The Englishman beat Ding in last year's final and the pair were all square at 12-12 heading into the concluding session of their last-four ... (more...)
Game 4 Preview: Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 4 Preview: Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
- May 01, 2017

The Oklahoma City Thunder had their opportunities to tie their first-round National Basketball Association playoff series with the Houston Rockets on Sunday. Game 5 is Tuesday night in Houston. His 12 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and three blocks in Game 3 may not jump off the page, but Roberson was once again a difference-maker on the floor. (more...)
Pakistan nine points up West Indies in ICC ODI rankings Pakistan nine points up West Indies in ICC ODI rankings
- May 01, 2017

The ICC released the ranking following the 1 May annual update, which saw eighth-ranked Pakistan open up a nine-point advantage over ninth-ranked the West Indies. England has retained its fifth ranking but has moved up one point to 109. The annual update discards older results from calculations; now, after the update, the points reflect results from May 1, 2014 (50% weightage), with results from May 1, 2016 onwards carrying 100% weightage. (more...)
Rockets take 3-1 lead with win over OKC Rockets take 3-1 lead with win over OKC
- May 01, 2017

The reporter tried explaining to Westbrook he's not splitting up the team, he just wants to know why twice in three games the team has not played well when he's on the bench. With Westbrook out, the Rockets quickly got back in the game as they took advantage of Oklahoma City's offensive struggles and were able to get out in transition more effectively. (more...)
John Wall scores 42 points, Wizards knock out Hawks 115-99 John Wall scores 42 points, Wizards knock out Hawks 115-99
- May 01, 2017

BENCHCeltics (Marcus Smart , Kelly Olynyk, Amir Johnson, Jonas Jerebko, Jaylen Brown, Tyler Zeller, Terry Rozier) vs. Washington (Kelly Oubre Jr., Bojan Bogdanovic, Brandon Jennings , Jason Smith ) The Wizards don't go as deep as the Celtics, with John Wall and Bradley Beal basically playing 40 minutes a game in the playoffs. (more...)
Santa Maria Raceway drivers react to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement announcement Santa Maria Raceway drivers react to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement announcement
- May 01, 2017

So I guess what I'm saying is I've accomplished way more than I ever dreamed - way more than I ever thought I'd accomplish". "I can remember when the question was all of our drivers are in their 40s or they're going to be, what are we going to do when they retire?" "Rick texted me after the press conference to reiterate his comment about my father and knowing my father well and how he would have felt", Earnhardt told NBCSN's Marty Snider during an exclusive interview airing Wednesday at 6 ... (more...)
The Spurs are beating the Grizzlies very efficiently The Spurs are beating the Grizzlies very efficiently
- May 01, 2017

If Conley has his way, Fizdale won't be any the poorer for his outburst. Fizdale finished his rant with the instantly classic "take that for data" comment before slamming his pen on the table. Overall, we shot ball in the paint 35 times and had 15 free-throws - for the game. Leonard also took 11 rebounds and converted all 19 of his free-throw attempts, which was four more than Memphis took as a team. (more...)
The ball didn't want to go in against Juventus, says Luis Enrique The ball didn't want to go in against Juventus, says Luis Enrique
- May 01, 2017

This is a game where the defence came out on top. "We knew it would be a very tough game, full of hard moments because Barca are the strongest team in the world". Just eight days on from a bomb attack on their bus which left defender Marc Bartra with arm injuries, Dortmund's team coach was delayed for 20 minutes en route to the match, causing a late kick off. (more...)
Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks - 4/30/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks - 4/30/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- May 01, 2017

In Game 2, the Oilers scored two early goals, and despite giving up three penalties in the second and third combined, the Oilers held the lead to take a 2-0 series lead. They went on to win three of those series in a sweep and defeated the Ducks 4-1 in the Western Conference Finals. McDavid may break out offensively in Game 3 but he also says the offensive contributions from the entire lineup have been key for the team's success . (more...)
Orioles' Bundy masterful against wasteful Red Sox Orioles' Bundy masterful against wasteful Red Sox
- May 01, 2017

Beverley avoids suspension for incident with fanRockets to wrap series in Game 5?Alipour tries to lasso his. Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez homered on successive pitches in a four-run first inning, and Andrew Benintendi had a career-high five hits to help Boston avert a three-game sweep. (more...)
Marcus Williams selected No. 42 by Saints in 2nd round Marcus Williams selected No. 42 by Saints in 2nd round
- May 01, 2017

Williams is the 13th Ute to be selected in the second round, and the third in the last three drafts. Williams will be counted upon to help a Saints secondary that ranked last in passing yards allowed past year (273.8 ypg). "I'm that guy that wants to take the ball away, regardless of where I'm at". Williams impressed scouts with his 43½-inch vertical leap, tied from the second highest of any prospect at the National Football League combine in Indianapolis, and only a half-inch lower than ... (more...)
Bengals getting backlash over drafting RB Joe Mixon Bengals getting backlash over drafting RB Joe Mixon
- May 01, 2017

Quarterbacks claimed the spotlight on day one and the Cleveland Browns , who ignored the position with their three first-round picks, added one of the best ones in the class to the mix in Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer. The player received a one-year suspension. The Cincinnati Bengals picked Ross, the speedy Washington Huskies receiver, with the No. 9 pick in Thursday's first round. (more...)
First Woman To Wear A Boston Bib Races Again, 50 Years Later First Woman To Wear A Boston Bib Races Again, 50 Years Later
- May 01, 2017

After she finished this year's race, the Boston Marathon retired the number, guaranteeing Switzer would be the last runner to wear it. She told us he changed her life, gave her a career, focus, and health, and practically introduced her to her husband. (more...)
Capsule preview of the Wizards-Celtics series Capsule preview of the Wizards-Celtics series
- May 01, 2017

Coach Scott Brooks credits the training staff for getting Smith ready to play so quickly. They're a great transition team. Last year, they won one. In the heat of the moment, sometimes that's what makes it good. Atlanta wasn't almost as strong as it's been in recent seasons, but it's a well-coached team that competes on both ends and forces opponents to grind out victories. (more...)
Fourth-Place at Richmond Fourth-Place at Richmond
- May 01, 2017

Even after a Lap 66 accident that put him in the wall, Stenhouse turned out to be right. From that point on it was all about survival for the Roush Fenway Racing team, until the final 50 laps. Along with cars that can compete for solid finishes on most tracks, Stenhouse has grown as a driver and has learned how to make adjustments throughout a race to increase his chances of a strong finish. (more...)
Puck punch flattens Blue Jackets player in National Hockey League playoffs loss Puck punch flattens Blue Jackets player in National Hockey League playoffs loss
- May 01, 2017

Sergei Bobrovsky still shaky: The Penguins' second goal by Ron Hainsey was a pretty cheap one. Atkinson scored his first goal 11 seconds into the game when he took a rebound off a shot from the left circle from Brandon Dubinsky and deposited the puck in the net. (more...)
SSC result may get declared in a week SSC result may get declared in a week
- May 01, 2017

As per the latest update it is expected that the results would be announced on bse.ap.gov.in or manabadi.com on May 6, 2017 by 12 PM. Candidates can check all the important details here. By keeping track of BSEAP pass record we can assume that annually the resulting rate is increasing fruitfully. Search for the 10th Class Results 2017 Link on the homepage. (more...)
Jonas Blixt-Cameron Smith team leads Zurich Classic Jonas Blixt-Cameron Smith team leads Zurich Classic
- May 01, 2017

Britain's Ian Poulter, playing with Australian Geoff Ogilvy, is nine shots off the lead in a share of 15th place. In the glow of a nearby scoreboard across the water that runs along the par-5 18th, Kisner's pitch shot from short of the green raced toward the hole, hit the stick and fell in. (more...)
Bridj Is Shutting Down Bridj Is Shutting Down
- May 01, 2017

People who used Bridj could hail one of the company's private shuttle buses by using an app that then directed them to the nearest pickup location. Bridj, the Boston-based on-demand bus service, is closing up shop after failing to close a "major deal" with an unnamed auto company, the founder explained in a Medium post yesterday. (more...)
Kisner-Brown, Blixt-Smith head to Zurich Classic playoff Kisner-Brown, Blixt-Smith head to Zurich Classic playoff
- May 01, 2017

Then again, some of the players use everything in their power to simply make the cut and end up moving the wrong way on the leaderboard. "It was great. Two of the higher-profile teams in this new format weren't able to advance to Saturday's third round. This year, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Hideki Matsuyama and Spieth represented the world's top 10, an entry list akin to recent years in New Orleans. (more...)