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Barry Hawkins completes World Championship semi-final line-up Barry Hawkins completes World Championship semi-final line-up
- May 01, 2017

This time he seemed exhausted. The second semi-final, featuring John Higgins and Barry Hawkins , was resuming on Friday afternoon. Selby made 42 then trapped his opponent in a snooker on the yellow which yielded the chance to go 16-13 ahead. (more...)
Arsenal manager Wenger refuses to give up on top four Arsenal manager Wenger refuses to give up on top four
- May 01, 2017

We have four games to play and all is possible in football. "At half-time I felt we were in the game and in the second half we wanted to improve, we wanted to play to win the game". "We can't do anything else other than keep on winning games and putting pressure on them". Frankly, I'm sure once the players are home after the match today and have time to reflect they may be a little sad that Everton couldn't nick a result against Chelsea. (more...)
Higgins capitalises on nervous Selby Higgins capitalises on nervous Selby
- May 01, 2017

But Selby halted the Dragon in the next frame. In frame 29, Ding led 42-11 when he was unlucky not to split a cluster of reds in potting the pink. It had been a very different story in their first session on Friday as Selby won six of the eight frames on offer in their morning session . (more...)
Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant questionable for Game 2 Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant questionable for Game 2
- May 01, 2017

Damian Lillard and C.J McCollum Need Help... According to The Sacramento Bee , the Blazers, on the other hand, will continue to be without center Jusuf Nurkic , who is now recovering from a right leg fracture. Going back home tied at one game a piece is light years from being down 2-0 as the eighth seed. Lillard and McCollum are the first Blazers teammates to score 34 or more points in a playoff game since Clyde Drexler and Terry Porter May 19, 1992. (more...)
Red Sox hold out Dustin Pedroia (knee) again on Sunday Red Sox hold out Dustin Pedroia (knee) again on Sunday
- May 01, 2017

The Red Sox were understandably upset after Machado's late slide Friday night knocked Boston star Dustin Pedroia out of the series with a spike wound and knee and ankle soreness. Asked whether the teams will put this behind them by then, Davis said, "Honestly, if you ask anybody in here, we're already past it". Gausman had been doing pretty well until his last start, when he gave up eight hits and eight earned in just 2.2 innings. (more...)
Everton vs Chelsea: Idrissa Gueye and N'Golo Kante comparison Everton vs Chelsea: Idrissa Gueye and N'Golo Kante comparison
- May 01, 2017

We can't allow players like Eden Hazard, Willian, Pedro Rodriguez and Diego Costa to create chances, which is going to be hard because they are quality players who can kill you in a split second. "I play with team-mates and when the team is good you have a good result". "Sometimes it's hard because the guy is everywhere with me, but when it's not me somebody else can make the difference like Pedro did", Hazard said. (more...)
Raptors, Spurs Close Out Series With Game 6 Wins
- May 01, 2017

LeBron James has been at the center of the Cavs' success since he rejoined the team back in 2014 after a four year hiatus with the Miami Heat. "At the end of the day, I loved our resiliency". He still wound up making enough plays to score 16 points in the first half and 24 in the first three quarters. This team is not built to have an elite defense, and if their offense is not scoring at a high level, they're going to struggle. (more...)
Celtics and Wizards advance Celtics and Wizards advance
- May 01, 2017

Bradley finished one point shy of a playoff career high he set in Game 5 . Expect a chippy back and forth series that will involve plenty of fireworks, but John Wall has his playoff moment, and the Wizards advance to the Conference Finals. (more...)
Sadler responds to Earnhardt, Jr. retirement announcement Sadler responds to Earnhardt, Jr. retirement announcement
- May 01, 2017

Next February it will embark on another season critical to, perhaps, its very existence without its most admired star. His decision to walk away did not come lightly for NASCAR's most popular driver and it is a blow to a series scrambling to hang onto its fans. (more...)
Mumbai Indians beat Lions via Super Over Mumbai Indians beat Lions via Super Over
- May 01, 2017

Having slumped to 143-8, Mumbai needed 11 runs to win off the final over and they began in a spectacular manner as Krunal Pandya managed to hit a six off the first delivery of the over which was bowled by Irfan Pathan. The Kiwi fast bowler also contributed to dismissing Kedar Jadhav after poor communication turned into a run out opportunity. If noticed, his slower ball was also a yorker. (more...)
Robin Uthappa shoulders Siddarth Kaul, Yuvraj Singh intervenes Robin Uthappa shoulders Siddarth Kaul, Yuvraj Singh intervenes
- May 01, 2017

The return-leg of the Sunrisers Hyderabad-Kolkata Knight Riders tie in the Indian Premier League (IPL) witnessed Robin Uthappa and Siddarth Kaul getting involved in "body contact", and then an angry Yuvraj Singh made a decision to took the matter in his own hands. (more...)
Blake Griffin Out For Rest Of Playoffs With Toe Injury Blake Griffin Out For Rest Of Playoffs With Toe Injury
- May 01, 2017

A lot of these narratives, as ugly as they are to address from a Clippers fan's perspective, have at least partial merit. When asked what it's like when Johnson gets on a roll like that, Ingles kept it simple, "Get out of his way!" However, Gordon Hayward , who operates as Utah's centerpiece offensively, was dealing with a bout of food poisoning and that ailment kept the soon-to-be free agent from contributing beyond 9 uninspired minutes. (more...)
Isaiah Thomas Switches Sneakers at Halftime, Leads Celtics to Game 5 Win Isaiah Thomas Switches Sneakers at Halftime, Leads Celtics to Game 5 Win
- May 01, 2017

Thomas, who has the words "RIP Lil Sis" written in tribute on his shoes, is averaging 25.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.6 assists in five games against the Bulls. "I thought they were going to play the foul game - or at least try to trap". We got to find a way to continue to do the things that gave us some success . (more...)
Krejci won't play for Bruins on Saturday, Miller day-to-day Krejci won't play for Bruins on Saturday, Miller day-to-day
- May 01, 2017

If Karlsson keeps playing and producing like he has in the first three games of this season playoff series , it will be the biggest moment in his Stanley Cup playoff body of work to date . "But at the same time we've got to do a better job of neutralizing him from the game that he wants to play". The Senators were 22-17-2 on the road this season so they should have no shortage of confidence going into the Garden. (more...)
Basketball - Rockets put Thunder on the brink Basketball - Rockets put Thunder on the brink
- May 01, 2017

He had 35 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists. That puts the Rockets up 3-1 in the best-of-seven series with game five in Houston on Wednesday (NZT). With 27 seconds to play, the Rockets leading 108-103, James Harden raced down the court for an easy basket but turned the ball over trying to make a dump-off pass to Nene, with Thunder center Steven Adams stealing the ball. (more...)
Thomas' 33, Celtics' 3s too much for Wizards in 123-111 win Thomas' 33, Celtics' 3s too much for Wizards in 123-111 win
- May 01, 2017

That pain persisted on the eve of Boston's second-round pairing with the Washington Wizards, when he flew cross-country to attend her funeral. She was killed two weeks ago in a vehicle accident. The effort by Thomas left both coaches awestruck. "I know our entire team is looking forward to the challenge". "Today is just another chapter of that". (more...)
'Mourinho and Tuanzebe against Swansea', jokes Manchester United boss 'Mourinho and Tuanzebe against Swansea', jokes Manchester United boss
- May 01, 2017

The French global was forced off during the closing stages of United's win at Burnley last weekend and missed the draw with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last night. Before facing City, Mourinho seemingly questioned Smalling and Jones' commitment due to them being unwilling to play through their injuries but he feels the collective ordeal could be character-building for his players. (more...)
New ICC constitution on track after BCCI outvoted New ICC constitution on track after BCCI outvoted
- May 01, 2017

The financial model received a 9-1 vote in favour, while changes in the governance structure were passed by an 8-2 margin. The BCCI was the only member to voice their displeasure towards the new financial model, which will see them earn less revenue, and was one of two members, with the other being Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to object to the governance changes. (more...)
Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia leaves with apparent knee injury Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia leaves with apparent knee injury
- May 01, 2017

The 24-year-old lefty previously pitched three times in relief, all last year with Baltimore . RHP Chris Tillman (shoulder) allowed three runs over 3 2/3 innings against Harrisburg in a rehabilitation outing with Double A Bowie. Pedroia continued to experience swelling in his left ankle and surgically repaired left knee and will undergo an MRI on Monday after the Red Sox return home. (more...)
How to watch Espanyol vs. Barcelona How to watch Espanyol vs. Barcelona
- May 01, 2017

Barcelona didn't play like its normal, dominant self in the first half of Saturday's Catalan derby at Espanyol . Barca boss Luis Enrique echoed Suarez's comments, adding in his post game news conference: "Suarez wasn't anxious". The match starts at 04:45 on 30 April 2017. "We know we are going to have to suffer until the end of the season". Gerard Pique said he enjoys playing away at Espanyol and Real Madrid the most after helping Barcelona to victory against their ... (more...)