The Warriors are also the best defensive team in the National Basketball Association where it matters most in the National Basketball Association these days - guarding the three-point line. Then a couple minutes later, on a drive into traffic that didn't seem destined for points, Harden felt Curry's right hand on his left oblique, so he swung his off-arm up through it, snagging a cheap foul.
INTRO: Jermain Defoe marked his return to England colours with his first global goal in more than four years as the hosts took a 1-0 half-time lead in their World Cup qualifier against Lithuania. "We're never able to pick a full cohort, so it's important we can call upon the likes of Jermain and he can have the impact he does like he did today".
Staley's been a stalwart in the women's game for almost three decades, reaching three consecutive Final Fours as a player at Virginia from 1990-92, but came home empty-handed each time, despite being named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player in 1991.
But the cast of Stilman White, Nate Britt, Luke Maye, Tony Bradley and Pinson staved off the Wildcats long enough for Berry to return four minutes after his injury. While his teammates were one for 12 from beyond the arc, Maye was two of three. The others were by Christian Laettner (1990 and 1992 Duke) and Scottie Reynolds (2009 Villanova).
Fowler overcame a seven-stroke deficit to reel in Kang, only to stumble at the end with a bogey at the 17th and a double-bogey at the par-four 18th. Cheng made a 17-foot par putt on the 17th hole and a par on 18 to get into the clubhouse with the lead at 7 under, just ahead of Anne-Catherine Tanguay, who closed at 6 under.
Kolo Toure has celebrated Celtic's Scottish Premiership style in some style, dancing topless as his team-mates chanted his name in the dressing room. The win put Celtic out of sight, having won 28 games and drawing two so far in the league campaign. Celtic returned to the scene of the crime - until that point the only place they'd stumbled this season - at the start of March.
The 34-year-old led England out on his long-awaited recall at Wembley , accompanied by five-year-old cancer sufferer Bradley Lowery, and put his side ahead with a clinical first-time finish after good work from Raheem Sterling. The suggestion that Defoe must thrive in the Premier League carried implications that he might drop off the radar should Sunderland be relegated and the striker remain on Wearside.
Eight months after the four-time world player of year held the Euro 2016 trophy aloft after Portugal's 1-0 win over France in Paris, the Aeroporto da Madeira in Funcal is now the " Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport". A child touches a statue of Portuguese star soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo in Funchal, the capital of Madeira island, Portugal, Monday, March 27 2017.
The 28-year-old has failed to match his form from last season and hasn't scored a goal since December. With a ten-point lead at the top of the Premier League table, Conte has already turned his sights to next season and has given the Blues board a list of targets, topped by unsettled Gunners talisman Sanchez.
He then held steady to retain a three-shot margin heading into the final round. "Fortunately, I started with some birdies today and it did help me out a lot". But the 53-year-old Spaniard had a stunning double bogey on 18 to finish at 2-under 70 for the round. Then there was Sunday's final round at the Golf Club of Houston, where the only consistent aspect was the circle he put around almost every one of his scores.
The Gamecocks (33-4) beat Mississippi State for the third time this season, and 11th time in a row in the series. It was the first title for the SEC since the second of two straight by Tennessee in 2008. "I'm going to take a lot of the responsibility for our poor defensive play today". "I don't know why, but I do work hard at this", Staley said. SC has few seniors on its roster and should be a contender once again next season, while Mississippi State also has plenty of returning talent.
Team USA put up two more runs in the 5th. "I think the boys have done a good job playing for their country". "Our country has been behind us since we have started [the tournament]. They were rewarded with Crawford's two-run single that chased J.C. Romero, extending the lead to 6-0. You wouldn't believe that was the case after watching Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman dominate their lineup through six strong innings, not surrendering a single hit until inning number seven.
Thompson, still with tears nearly two hours after being notified of her infraction insisted she had not intentionally acted illegally. "To be honest, this is America, Lexi's American", she said, "so definitely a lot of the crowd was rooting for Lexi".
Johnson was 5-up through eight holes but withstood a furious rally by the Spaniard, who was trying to become the youngest victor of one of the elite WGC events. "I've got to make it to the finals first", Johnson said of his chance at history. At 13, Rahm drove the green and two-putted for a birdie that left him just 3 down again.
The incident only came to light when a television viewer spotted the offence and informed LPGA officials, who assessed the footage and chose to penalise the 2014 champion. But her wayward tee shot, and the penalty, would prove decisive as Ryu closed out victory. Once that was exposed it led to officials dispensing a two-shot penalty, one that became four when Thompson was found to have signed an incorrect scorecard after not including that penalty in her third-round score.
The win saw Newcastle end a three-match run without a win and preserve a point lead at the top of the Championship, and crucially, they are now 10 ahead of third-placed Huddersfield after they lost to 1-0 at home to Burton. Boss Benitez said: "I would like to score five goals and be awesome, but we showed character, good reaction and personality to manage the situation".
The Gunners remain sixth in the table following this weekend's results and are trailing fourth-placed City by seven points, although they have a game in hand. De Bruyne's powerful drive crashed against the post and Ospina was equal to the follow-up from David Silva . De Bruyne missed the worldwide break through injury and Pep stated that he wasn't quite fully fit going in to the game.
The US women's ice hockey team have called off a boycott of their home world championships - just two days before the event is due to start. As Senators committed to gender equity in all realms of American life, we write to express our serious concern with allegations raised by members of the U.S.
Dabrowski and Xu won eight out of nine games to lead by a set and 4-1 after they were down a break at the beginning of the match. Dabrowski-Xu took 68 minutes to finish off the final in straight sets, winning 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday. This was just the second set the pair dropped this tournament, with the other set being dropped in their round of 16 match. Mirza and Strycova have been in five finals since they paired up in 2016, winning two of them.
The UConn women's basketball team is returning to CT after its heartbreaking loss to Mississippi State in the Final Four of the NCAA tournament. Wilson, a native SC player who was Staley's biggest recruit ever, was the key. Mississippi State (34-5) slowly cut into its deficit, getting with 54-50 on Jazzmun Holmes' jumper. The Bulldogs have taken down No. 1 seeds in their last two games, Baylor in the Elite Eight, and then UConn in the Final Four in one of the most memorable women's ...
The veteran Victorian made a sudden and unexpected return to form at the Web.com Tour's Louisiana Open last week with his first top 10 finish in the USA since 2013. He pulled out of Match Play because his mother is battling lung cancer , and Day says he's having a hard time keeping her off his mind. In 2015, he was part of a three-man playoff that was won by JB Holmes.
But there is a process to that and it doesn't happen overnight". SC has spoiled the miracle for Mississippi State. The topic was beating a team three times in a row. I've heard all Final Four that Mississippi State never quits. Gamecock junior A'ja Wilson has played five career games against the Bulldogs, averaging 15.8 points and 9.8 rebounds, including 20.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game in two outings this season.
The injury layoff will break the streak for Kohli who has missed only one Indian Premier League game - in the inaugural season in 2008. Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman KL Rahul and Rising Pune Supergiants Ravichandran Ashwin were also ruled out of the tournament due to shoulder injury and sports hernia respectively.
Burnley's gap to the bottom three has been cut as a result of their failure to win a league game since January 31, but Dyche believes runs like this are part and parcel of being in the Premier League. It was that second goal which epitomised Spurs' clinical nature for Burnley boss Sean Dyche , who wants his team to become equally ruthless in front of goal.
In the tiebreak, Berdych hit a backhand victor into the corner to set up two match points, the first on serve, but netted a forehand to squander the first. "A disappointing match ", Wawrinka said. In a topsy-turvy breaker, it was Berdych coming ahead with two match points at 6-4, but nearly predictably, he wouldn't win another point as Federer reeled off four straight and a Berdych double fault put the Swiss back into the Miami semifinals 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (6).
Afterward, Irving came into the Cavs locker room, buried his feet in a bucket of ice and covered his head with a towel as he had an extended and emotional conversation with LeBron James in front of his locker. DeRozan, selected the Eastern Conference player of the week earlier in the day, scored 18 in the first quarter. James led the Cavs with 17 points, while Tristan Thompson added 11 points.
He tripped up coming home, however, by bogeying the par-four 17th hole, then double-bogeying the 18th after struggling on the green. Russell Henley heads into the final round in third at 13 under. A 2013 campaign that included his breakthrough at the Sony Open: "I was lost with my swing and questioning everything". It's his first victory since the 2014 Honda Classic, and he also won the 2013 Sony Open.
I asked him if he thought the Cardinals had closed the gap on the champs. The Cubs won the World Series, blah, blah, blah, blah and blah. The Chicago Cubs celebrate their win against the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series.
USA Hockey president Jim Smith said in a statement the two sides will "move forward together knowing we'll look back on this day as one of the most positive in USA Hockey history". The 23-member national team players, by taking the determined stand they did, achieved numerous improvements they were seeking across the board. Not all players who tweeted that message were asked by USA Hockey if they could play.
Going by the standard we have for most golfers, Spieth is in terrific form, but he's still faded a bit over the past month - his last top 10 came when he won at Pebble Beach in February. If you play your own game, having the advantage of having been there before, him knowing that, too; he knows which guys have taken him down and are capable of it and he knows which guys are probably not going to be able to.
His presence in the lineup doesn't only make the Warriors better, it makes them downright scary. David West provided the spark off-the-bench with 15 points, 4 boards and 5 assists to give the win for his team, who started to pull away towards the end of the third quarter.
Jones said the Six Nations was likely to be significantly tougher next year and that England would have to fully take on board all the lessons they have learnt. "It just wasn't our day today", he said. "When we get the opportunity to play them, we'll play them". England , by contrast, are not scheduled to face the world champions until 2018, although reports this week suggested officials were looking at re-arranging the Twickenham fixture calendar to set up a November 4 clash between ...
Lloris barely touched the ball as Tottenham helped re-ignite the Premier League title race with a hard working if uninspiring win at Turf Moor. With fifth-placed Manchester United just seven points adrift and holding a game in hand Tottenham will know they are still in a battle for the top four so Pochettino will want to strengthen their position with a win tomorrow.
Barkley caught Lovren on the ankle and was lucky to escape with just a yellow card. That said, Jurgen Klopp will have mixed feelings this evening. "If I show you [my leg] it will be headlines tomorrow". A midfield three of Can, Lucas, and Wijnaldum is painfully slow, but with the injuries to Lallana and Henderson, Klopp had little choice but to make the decision.
Coach John Calipari begs to differ. Although history between the two college powerhouses is well-documented, the showdown centered on point guards Fox (Kentucky) and UCLA freshmen phenom Lonza Ball, both projected first-round National Basketball Association lottery picks.