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Kevin Durant still questionable for playoff Game 3 Saturday Kevin Durant still questionable for playoff Game 3 Saturday
- April 24, 2017

After returning from an MCL sprain suffered near the end of the regular season, he suffered a calf strain in the third quarter of Sunday's Game 1 against the Blazers. He finished with 19 points and eight boards. Trail Blazers: The Blazers' third-quarter scoring output was their lowest in any period this season — and tied for the fewest in a quarter by a Warriors playoff opponent in the shot clock era. (more...)
Lebron James thinks Cavaliers are finally hitting their stride Lebron James thinks Cavaliers are finally hitting their stride
- April 24, 2017

George was magnificent for the Pacers, and finished with 32 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. James shrugged off the late collapse, just as he did when the Cavaliers squeaked past the Pacers by a point in game one when a buzzer beater from Pacers' guard CJ Miles missed. (more...)
Paulo Dybala renews Juventus contract until 2022 Paulo Dybala renews Juventus contract until 2022
- April 24, 2017

A brilliant first half brace from Paulo Dybala and a second half header from Giorgio Chiellini handed the Italian champions the initiative in their Champions League quarter-final first leg against their Spanish counterparts. He said: "We played a great game in terms of defensive intensity, leaving no spaces at the back, which made things very hard for our opponents". "I'm an optimistic person". (more...)
Westbrook clinches triple-double in first half vs. Rockets Westbrook clinches triple-double in first half vs. Rockets
- April 24, 2017

And early in the game, Oklahoma City appeared to attack the Rockets' Ryan Anderson early, particularly with power forward Taj Gibson, who scored all eight of his points in the first quarter. "That's what he does". But we've got to step up for him. We play as a team, and that's all that matters. Why didn't coach Billy Donovan rest Westbrook in the fourth? His VORP (value over replacement player) of 12.4 came out over the previous single-season best set by Michael Jordan (12.0). (more...)
Ferdinand: Chiellini and Bonucci the Juventus heroes in Barcelona triumph Ferdinand: Chiellini and Bonucci the Juventus heroes in Barcelona triumph
- April 24, 2017

However, the other two Juve players in danger of suspension - Juan Cuadrado and Mario Mandzukic - avoided the attention of referee Bjorn Kuipers against Barca, ensuring their semi-final availability, with previous bookings now wiped out ahead of the final four. (more...)
Chelsea beat Tottenham, await Arsenal or Man City in FA Cup final Chelsea beat Tottenham, await Arsenal or Man City in FA Cup final
- April 24, 2017

Despite all the ups and, more recently, downs of this season, the fact remains that Arsenal are still in contention for a trophy. Shkodran Mustafi, JEFF, and Lucas Perez are out, but otherwise Arsenal are reasonably fit. City defender John Stones has been ruled out for Sunday's match with a muscular injury, manager Pep Guardiola announced during his pre-match press conference. (more...)
Spring game brings more hope for Notre Dame Spring game brings more hope for Notre Dame
- April 24, 2017

The other major concern for the Irish is improving their defense under new defensive coordinator Mike Elko. The quarterbacks were in red non-contact jerseys. He finished 22-for-32 with 303 yards through the air and was sacked seven times . Mack finished with a team-high five catches for 46 yards, making a fluid transition from the sideline back to the spotlight. (more...)
Never-say-die Ramos-Vinolas knocks out Murray Never-say-die Ramos-Vinolas knocks out Murray
- April 24, 2017

Elsewhere, fifth seed Marin Cilic avenged his recent Miami loss to Jeremy Chardy, a wild card entry this week, by winning 25 of his 27 first service points and hitting nine aces for a 6-3, 6-0 win in 66 minutes. But a bit of the old Murray magic brought up his first match point with a backhand dinked across the court and he took it when Muller blazed a forehand wide. (more...)
LeBron James helps Cavaliers hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round LeBron James helps Cavaliers hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round
- April 24, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Indiana Pacers 119-114 on Thursday. With their season on the brink, they must win - or go home. Paul George, who admitted the Pacers got too relaxed with the big lead, had 36 points, including 23 in the first half to go with a playoff career-high 15 rebounds and dished out nine assists to lead Indiana. (more...)
Griezmann hands Atletico slender Leicester lead
- April 24, 2017

The striker went to sprint into the area but he was clipped by Albrighton and referee awarded a penalty - despite Griezmann being clearly outside the area. Leicester had enjoyed a good spell of possession, but were caught on the break by the hosts as Griezmann ran nearly the length of the pitch before being brought down by Mark Albrighton at the edge of the penalty area. (more...)
Juventus shut out Barcelona at Camp Nou Juventus shut out Barcelona at Camp Nou
- April 24, 2017

Juventus added another goal in the second half in Italy to leave Barcelona in what proved to be an impossible position. Trailing 3-0 from the first leg, Barca peppered the Italian goal but failed to repeat their last-16 heroics when they overturned a first-leg 4-0 deficit to beat Paris St-Germain. (more...)
Rooney scores on return as United close in on City Rooney scores on return as United close in on City
- April 24, 2017

Ben Dinnery, founder and CEO of Premier League Injuries Ltd, said: "Recovery from this type of injury will typically take between 9-12 months, probably closer to a year, and ordinarily it wouldn't be career threatening". And Ibrahimovic is now set for a spell on the sidelines until 2018, with Marcos Rojo set to join him after suffering the same fate in the same game. (more...)
Watch Kyle Lowry's game-sealing clutch step-back jumper over Bucks Watch Kyle Lowry's game-sealing clutch step-back jumper over Bucks
- April 24, 2017

Mostly, it was what they didn't say. When Antetokounmpo attempted to go one-on-one with Ibaka, a guy he posterized in Game 1, Ibaka blocked him cleanly much to the delight of the 19,800 on hand for the game. The problem is that the Jazz have so much more depth, which is why they were able to eek out a win in spite of losing defensive superstar Rudy Gobert in the first 11 seconds of the first game with a bruised knee. (more...)
Billy Donovan: Russell Westbrook likely to see increased playoff workload Billy Donovan: Russell Westbrook likely to see increased playoff workload
- April 24, 2017

Oklahoma split their four-game season series with the Los Angeles Clippers, and they went 3-1 against the Utah Jazz. The Rockets are going to expect a barrage of screens from Steven Adams , Taj Gibson and Enes Kanter , so D'Antoni will do whatever he can to ensure Harden isn't facing so many pick and roll situations, but running an Oladipo/Westbrook pick and roll is the kind of surprise that forces Harden and Beverley to go under the screen as both opposing guards are terrific athletes. (more...)
Max Scherzer, Nationals beat Braves Max Scherzer, Nationals beat Braves
- April 24, 2017

His third-inning grand slam just cleared the reach of leaping Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte . "It was just a bad day", Teheran said. Obviously, it was one guy that hurt me the most. Phillies: RHP Zach Eflin will start Tuesday's opener of a three-game series at the New York Mets, who swept three games from the Phillies on the road last week. (more...)
Russell Westbrook Breaks NBA Record for Single-Season Triple-Doubles
- April 24, 2017

Up against Boston's Mr. "Very, very blessed. I've got to give all the thanks from the man above", Westbrook said. The milestone happened with 4:17 left in the fourth quarter after Westbrook assisted to Semaj Christon's three-pointer. Barea forced a turnover that provided that second shot. With the loss, Minnesota dropped to 31-49 overall and 11-29 on the road. Until Westbrook this season, he was the only player in National Basketball Association history to average a triple-double. (more...)
'John: 316' allegedly written on Hernandez's forehead when he was found dead
- April 24, 2017

In addition to Seau and Duerson, CTE has been found in the brains of NFL Hall of Famers Ken Stabler, Frank Gifford, Mike Webster and dozens of other former players. "No one is going to stand in the way of the family's wishes for Boston University to have Aaron Hernandez's brain", Dan Bennett, secretary of public safety and security, said in a written statement. (more...)
David Krejci out for Game 6; Matt Beleskey in David Krejci out for Game 6; Matt Beleskey in
- April 24, 2017

But interim coach Bruce Cassidy will not replace Krejci with another centerman who's available, Ryan Spooner, and instead went with banger Matt Beleskey. Boston Bruins' Frank Vatrano (72) checks Ottawa Senators' Cody Ceci (5) during the first period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Sunday , April 23, 2017, in Boston. (more...)
Warner 70 props up Sunrisers Hyderabad Warner 70 props up Sunrisers Hyderabad
- April 24, 2017

While, DD will love to get back to their winning streak, after having lost a close encounter to the KKR in the last match , SRH will look forward to keeping the momentum going in their favor, after they have outplayed the Kings XI Punjab in the last match . (more...)
James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round
- April 24, 2017

For James, it was his 21st consecutive first-round playoff game victory, breaking Magic Johnson's record of 20 set in the mid-1980s. IN had it's shot in Game 3, they were up a ton of points and weren't able to get the job done as LeBron James led a furious comeback for the Cavs. (more...)