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Celtic into Scottish Cup final in treble chase Celtic into Scottish Cup final in treble chase
- April 24, 2017

Celtic are still on target to win the treble for the first time since 2001 and Brown admitted every game now is going to be hard. The former Chelsea youngster was in danger of becoming the forgotten man of England after moves to Manchester City and Aston Villa turned sour. (more...)
Will the Bucks upset the Raptors in Game 2? NBA Predictions 4/18/17 Will the Bucks upset the Raptors in Game 2? NBA Predictions 4/18/17
- April 24, 2017

Milwaukee will be a tough out. "It would have been easy to let go of the rope", Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. Many viewed this opening-round matchup as dog's breakfast. Unless the Raptors can figure out how to stop Antetokounmpo, this could be a very short series. The Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks collide in Game 3 at the Bradley Center on Thursday night. (more...)
Mourinho focused more on Europa League than City derby Mourinho focused more on Europa League than City derby
- April 24, 2017

While Burnley look nervously over their shoulder as the season comes to a conclusion, Mourinho's men continue to fight for a top-four finish and Europa League glory - a run-in they will be without Ibrahimovic and Rojo for. Jose Mourinho is aware that Manchester United is a club that "wants trophies", meaning that the Europa League must be prioritised over the Premier League. (more...)
National Basketball Association looking into incident between Patrick Beverley and fan National Basketball Association looking into incident between Patrick Beverley and fan
- April 24, 2017

He got an nearly immediate return trip to the foul line, and again he missed on one of his two attempts. In the first two games of the series, Anderson missed all 11 of his 3-point attempts. The failure to collect more offensive rebounds results in fewer opportunities to extend possessions and capitalize with second-chance points. The Oklahoma City Thunder reduced their series deficit against the Houston Rockets thanks to Russell Westbrook, while the Boston Celtics also pulled a game back ... (more...)
Nurkic won't play for Portland in Game 4 vs. the Warriors Nurkic won't play for Portland in Game 4 vs. the Warriors
- April 24, 2017

Kerr had undergone offseason surgery to fix a ruptured disk, but complications forced him to have another procedure and take a leave of absence at the beginning of the season. "He hadn't been feeling well for a couple days, so I knew it would be a possibility", Brown told reporters before the game. A first-year assistant for the Warriors, Brown has plenty of experience as former head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers. (more...)
John Ross: 2017 NFL Draft Player Profile John Ross: 2017 NFL Draft Player Profile
- April 24, 2017

While there has been recent speculation the Browns could take North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky first overall, expect them to take Garrett. This year I've got 11, " Mayock said. While there have been some character questions raised about Mixon, Mayock said he hasn't necessarily been counted out by teams. "To me, a first-round quarterback should be capable of starting in Year One", Mayock said, "and I don't believe he can". (more...)
Dustin Pedroia grabs Manny Machado's back in freaky sequence Dustin Pedroia grabs Manny Machado's back in freaky sequence
- April 24, 2017

So everyone's going to form their own opinion about the pitch that reliever Matt Barnes sizzled behind Manny Machado's head in the eighth inning of Sunday's game between the Orioles and Boston Red Sox. Machado responded with an RBI double off Joe Kelly that gave the Orioles their first run. If a Sox pitcher had hit Machado in a meaty part of his body on Saturday - one day after he unintentionally injured Pedroia with a slide into second base, not two - Machado nearly certainly would have ... (more...)
Steve Kerr Won't Coach Game 4
- April 24, 2017

He's consulting with doctors in hopes of finding a remedy. He is credited with helping Portland's post-All-Star break surge, when the team went 18-8 and finished at.500. A first-year assistant for Golden State, Brown has plenty of experience as former head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers. (more...)
Manchester United to withdraw contract offer for Ibrahimovic Manchester United to withdraw contract offer for Ibrahimovic
- April 24, 2017

Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial both scored as Manchester United beat Burnley to keep up the pressure on Manchester City in fourth place in the Premier League. As Burnley tried to hit back, Brady picked out Josh Lowton on the right, but his low cross skipped through to De Gea. Ibrahimovic didn't have his finest game agianst Anderlecht - Marcus Rashford edging United through to the semi-finals on aggregate after extra-time - but his goals this season have been the main reason for an ... (more...)
Rebound! Horford, Thomas lead Celtics over Bulls in Game 3 Rebound! Horford, Thomas lead Celtics over Bulls in Game 3
- April 24, 2017

Game Four is on Sunday in Chicago. As the Celtics made improvements following back-to-back losses back in Boston, the Bulls struggled without injured Rajon Rondo. Boston maintained a comfortable edge after that. Nikola Mirotic nailed a 3, cutting it to 44-41, and pointed toward the sky. From his play on the court helping spark the Celtics' 2008 run to Banner No. (more...)
Marlins latest to feel power of Mariners' Haniger Marlins latest to feel power of Mariners' Haniger
- April 24, 2017

But was it his last at-bat in the stadium where he played in 936 games, posting a.319 batting average, notching 1,239 hits, 133 doubles, 39 triples and now 54 home runs? Seattle Mariners' Mitch Haniger singles in a pair of runs against the Miami Marlins in the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Seattle. (more...)
Ilie Nastase suspended by ITF Ilie Nastase suspended by ITF
- April 24, 2017

After offending the team during Saturday's match, and being widely criticised for his actions last week, Nastase will have to make amends if he wants to continue as Romania's team captain. "I gave everything I had for this win", said Sabalenka as Belarus flourished despite the absence of former world number one Victoria Azarenka who won't return to the tour until July after becoming a mother for the first time. (more...)
Battle For Aaron Hernandez's Brain Ends, Family Donates It For CTE Research
- April 24, 2017

A number of football players have been diagnosed with it, including New York Giants running back Frank Gifford, Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster, and San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau, who committed suicide in 2012. (more...)
Senators beat Bruins 3-2 in OT, advance in playoffs Senators beat Bruins 3-2 in OT, advance in playoffs
- April 24, 2017

Should be some good hockey to end a very good week of NHL playoff goodness. After a thrilling double overtime victory in Ottawa, the Bruins have the chance to even their series at home to send this Eastern Conference matchup to a Game 7. There's plenty that needs to be processed in the wake of the Boston Bruins' season-ending loss to the Ottawa Senators Sunday night. "It's one of those games that could go either way and it didn't go our way". (more...)
Clasico hero Messi a blessing for Barcelona, says Iniesta Clasico hero Messi a blessing for Barcelona, says Iniesta
- April 24, 2017

In the end, Neymar was not needed as Barca secured a crucial victory at the Bernabeu, with Lionel Messi scoring a late victor - his 500th goal for the club - in the final minute of injury time. Navas also did very well to deny Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez while at the other end, Ronaldo was quiet after his midweek heroics: he should really have scored when Marco Asensio unselfishly set him up eight yards out. (more...)
Luis Enrique matches Guardiola's Clasico feat
- April 24, 2017

Undeterred, Ronaldo soon drew Marc-Andre ter Stegen into a fine save down low. With 18 minutes left in the game, Barca took the lead through Ivan Rakitic. Paco Alcacer found himself totally unmarked in Madrid's box, with his €30m price tag ready to be repaid, but his toe-poked finish was pushed away by Keylor. (more...)
Sweet overtime win for Senators, eliminate Bruins in six games Sweet overtime win for Senators, eliminate Bruins in six games
- April 24, 2017

BOSTON (AP) - Clarke MacArthur spent nearly two full seasons recovering from a concussion, wondering if he would ever be able to return to the Senators . Anderson stopped it, but he muffed the puck and Bergeron jammed it the rebound. "It was off his paddle and went right to me". Really, we've got this lead and I'd like to think a lot of the pressure is still on them to try to keep it alive. (more...)
Jardim: 'Preparing for this match was difficult' UEFA Champions League Jardim: 'Preparing for this match was difficult' UEFA Champions League
- April 24, 2017

The fixture was consequently pushed back to Wednesday, but coach Thomas Tuchel wanted more time for those affected to take stock of the incident and branded the rescheduling "absurd". "We have won the second half, the spirit in the second half was great". Sahin surged forward before working the ball out to the left flank. The ex- Dortmund defender took to his official Twitter page to tell the story as he thanked God for escaping the scare. (more...)
NBA Playoffs First Round: Bulls 111-97 Celtics NBA Playoffs First Round: Bulls 111-97 Celtics
- April 24, 2017

Overall, the Bulls attempted 22 field goals directly off Rondo passes, and eight of his 14 assists were on open looks. After a better start by the Celtics, a familiar theme started to take hold as the Bulls took control by again dominating on the offensive glass. (more...)
Yeo, Blues prep for Predators after five-game win over Wild Yeo, Blues prep for Predators after five-game win over Wild
- April 24, 2017

Louis up 2-0 midway through the 1st. But with goalie Jake Allen as their guide, the Blues had the right formula for beating the Wild. Ryan Suter scored the first of two power play goals by the Wild, who weathered an early barrage by the Blues and had a 26-12 advantage in shots on goal over the second and third periods and kept Allen busy enough to get a few pucks by him for once. (more...)