IN remains in the seventh seed in the east but both Chicago and Miami won their respective games so the Pacers didn't get any extra wiggle room. The Pacers wrap up the regular season on Wednesday when they host the Atlanta Hawks and will have to play the waiting game to see if they are headed to the postseason.
I am sure they will feature in the future too, but what we don't know yet is how they will react to the pressure and expectancy that comes if you are chasing promotion in the Championship. He said: "It's been a busy week because of the games". Right from the start, I got the sense he was unhappy with his situation. "Nothing would ever get in the way of my preparations as a manager or as a coach".
Josh Richardson scored 19 points while James Johnson had 16 and Goran Dragic added 15. Cleveland (51-30), locked into a battle with the Boston Celtics for the top seed in the Eastern Conference, rested LeBron James and Kyrie Irving . Thompson sat again with a sprained right thumb. G Kay Felder (left lower leg) was injured in the third quarter and did not return. The Cavs are 21-19 since.
Dedric Lawson, K.J. Lawson and Markel Crawford are leaving Memphis after averaging a combined 44.3 points and 22.4 rebounds for the Tigers (19-13) this season. Recruiting analyst Eric Bossi, of Rivals.com, called both players "impact guys". Both are very good defensively. Dedric was one of the best post defenders in the country, and also did a good job when guarding perimeter guys.
But on Sunday at the Masters , it was Garcia's crowning moment; the monkey is finally off the back, the demons are exorcised. Paul Casey completed another fine tournament at Augusta in sixth spot, while Rory McIlroy was forced to settle for seventh place after failing to get himself into title contention.
I felt like I had an opportunity yesterday to shoot something in the mid to high 60s which would have got me closer to the lead today and I didn't quite do that. Spieth remained at even par through two holes. Jordan Spieth has used the same grit and resilience he needed after a back-nine Sunday meltdown past year to rally from a 10-stroke deficit into Masters contention once again.
The United States has officially announced its bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup , partnering with Canada and Mexico in a joint effort to bring the planet's largest sporting event to North America for the first time since it was held in the U.S.in 1994.
KEY MOMENT: After back-to-back bogeys to start the back nine, Garcia was two strokes behind and in big trouble when he drove under an azalea bush at the par-5 13th hole, forcing him to take a one-stroke penalty. 16 to fall one behind Rose, then climbed back into a tie when Rose bogeyed the 17th, and the entire tournament came down to one hole. Ryan Moore and Charley Hoffman, like Spieth at 4 under to start the day, both fell back as other players shot up the leaderboard with under-par runs.
Rose, who has a U.S. Open title and an Olympic gold medal, is seeking his first green jacket. It marked the first Masters playoff since Adam Scott beat Angel Cabrera to become the first Australian to wear the Green Jacket in 2013 at Augusta National.
Overall, the average Major League Baseball franchise is now valued at $1.5 billion, up 19% from past year. The Colorado Rockies are worth $1 billion , according to Forbes' annual baseball teams values list released Tuesday. The five most valuable teams have won six of the last eight World Series. While the Cubs might not be No. 1, they have seen a steady increase in value recently.
Supreet Kaur, an anchor for the news channel IBC24 in Chhattisgarh state, was on air reporting a separate news story when she was interrupted by a reporter who told her about a deadly vehicle crash that left three dead while injuring two others, CNN reported.
No matter how many NCAA championships the North Carolina coach wins, no matter what the record book says, Williams will never see himself as measuring up to his former boss, longtime mentor and dear friend. The play led to a jumper by Isaiah Hicks to give North Carolina a three-point advantage. As frustrating as the game last night was, it showed the Bulldogs' talent, Few's excellent offensive and defensive systems and coaching, and their grit, to the country and the world.
However, the Spanish side are all too aware of what Leicester are capable of after the Foxes dumped out their La Liga rivals Sevilla en route to the last eight in their first ever appearance in the competition. Foxes captain Wes Morgan is still not ready to return for that contest but Danny Simpson, Christian Fuchs, Wilfred Ndidi, Riyad Mahrez and Shinji Okazaki should return to the line-up while Jamie Vardy only played an hour at Everton.
Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojevic were all on the scoresheet as Arsenal left south London with just two wins from their last seven games. The uncertainty over his future has been a major distraction for a team lacking the fighting spirit required to cope with adversity. A hard defeat but on top of that it has consequences on our chances to be in the top four.
Garcia won with birdie on first playoff hole. "The positive thing is I still feel I have so much room for improvement". He salvaged par from a certain bogey on the 13th that kept him in the game. And while Garcia possessed the talent to put himself in the mix at golf's premier events - as his 22 top-10 finishes coming into this week attests - his mental toughness was questioned.
Happ, who went 20-4 last season with a 3.18 earned-run average, is slated to go against Wily Peralta (7-11 with a 4.86 ERA last year). Yes, he was saddled with the loss, but he allowed just five hits and three runs in seven innings, while also recording nine strikeouts.
Speaking after the derby draw on Saturday, Griezmann said: "I do not rule out anything in the future, but I'm happy at Atletico and hopefully, I can stay here". Each game that goes by he shows me it's not unusual that he has fought for the Ballon d'Or [coming third behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi], because he is a different player.
After the play, he acknowledged the crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena, which had stood in appreciation. Needless to say, the six-time All-Star is putting up MVP numbers - 31. The All-Star also tied Chamberlain for fourth all-time with his 78th career triple-double. For the Thunder, Alex Abrines won't be able to go after sustaining a knee injury against the Bucks.
During last year's Brazilian GP in Interlagos, when met with similar conditions, Verstappen passed 11 cars within 16 laps to finish on the podium. Sergio Perez's Force India was then dispatched around the outside through Turn 4 before the 19-year-old raced past Lance Stroll's Williams under braking for Turn 6 to take tenth.
Hoffman opened with a 65 and had the biggest Masters lead after a first round in 62 years. He's worked to improve his fitness, health, golf game and mental approach the past six months and believes he's arrived at the flawless nexus to take the next step to major champion.
Rouhani then censured the USA for carrying out airstrikes in Syria under a pretext that had no factual basis, adding "during my telephone conversations with President Assad and President Putin, we all agreed that a fact-finding mission is needed to investigate the cause and origin of the use of the chemical weapons in Khan Shaikhoun in Idlib".
In his next over, Tahir removed opposition captain Rohit Sharma for three and then the risky Buttler for 38, who was unlucky to be given out lbw, to reduce Mumbai to 62-3 and underline his value as a wicket-taking bowler. After the fall of the top order that left Pune at 49 for three in the ninth over, Stokes (50 off 32) showed why he was the most expensive player at the auction with some brutal hitting.
The Oklahoma City game went to halftime and Westbrook was just four assists shy of the record-breaking triple-double. Westbrook repaid them by ripping their hearts out with his latest single-handed comeback. He committed two big fouls late in regulation, including fouling Millsap while attempting a 3. One member of the Cavs could be heard uttering "f--ing Leroy Richardson" outside the visitor's locker room after the game.
New Orleans will open the four-game slate with Cleveland on the road during the week of August 10-14. It is the first preseason meeting between the two teams since 1982. For now, Browns fans can begin planning some preseason trips to see the team make its return to the field in 2017. It will be the 14th consecutive season in which the Browns and Bears have met in the preseason finale.
Said Kate Jones, minister for tourism and major events: "We've always said we'd be keen to host a boxing match of this caliber as long as it stacked up for Queensland taxpayers, so I'm pleased we've been able to reach a deal with all parties".
Andy Murray is optimistic of being fit in time for the French Open as he continues to be hampered by an elbow injury ahead of facing Roger Federer in an exhibition match in Zurich. "That's maybe when I can not win the big tournament and that's what's maybe going to mean missing to get to world number one". "I'm doing better, I've been practicing for the last four or five days", he told Eurosport .
Rose and Garcia are both a 6-under through 54 holes. Per the Golf Channel, he is seeking to become the first player in nearly 120 years to win a major after being 10+ shots back after the first round. Only one player - Craig Stadler in 1982 - shot as high as 75 in the first round and went on to win. Sharing fourth with Spieth are Ryan Moore (69) and Charley Hoffman (72).
Indiana, which is seventh in the Eastern Conference, would seal a playoff berth with a home win over Atlanta on Wednesday. If they beat the Bucks, it will be the first time the Celtics have entered the postseason as the No. The Nets were missing Gs Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) and Joe Harris (shoulder) and F Quincy Acy (ankle). The Celtics will be waiting until the season's final seconds tick away to discover who their first playoff opponent will be.
Chants including "Arsene Wenger, we want you to go", "We want Wenger out" and " You're not fit to wear the shirt " were clearly audible inside the ground, with Arsenal's players then subjected to verbal abuse as they headed for the team coach.
But because she isn't a Port Adelaide member, the club are unable to ban her from attending games. Port is also investigating claims their indigenous ruckman Paddy Ryder was racially abused by a Crows supporter during Saturday night's match between the South Australian clubs.
Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun reacts in the dugout after his three-run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday , April 9, 2017, in Milwaukee. The six hits and six walks did produce some scoring opportunities, but no Cub crossed the plate in the last nine innings of the game. "I much prefer that over velocity".
Absolutely anyone can watch the game right here on BTSport.com by simply bookmarking this page, returning at 7pm and following the " Dortmund v Monaco - Free Live Stream" banner below (kick-off is 7.45pm). Fabinho has been directly involved in three of Monaco's last six Champions League goals (1 goal, 2 assists). They have endured some big losses where they were both outplayed and outsmarted - such as a 4-0 loss to PSG, a recent 2-0 loss to Malaga, and a 2-1 loss to nine-man Athletic ...
Tiger has gone on to win 14 Majors while Garcia has built a reputation as the nearly-man of golf. "Sergio is obviously the best player not to have won a major, no longer", Rose said. He wasn't the only one celebrating - the wider sporting world is delighted the kid they used to call "El Nino" has finally come of age. "I'm here with so much just started".
LEADING Justin Rose (67) and Sergio Garcia (70) were at 6-under 210. Sitting just one shot adrift of the leaders is Rickie Fowler, who similarly to Garcia is still seeking his maiden major title. The second-to-last group today, off at 2:35 p.m., will feature good friends Spieth and Fowler. "That would be the best thing that could happen to me".
Brogdon has been a rookie beyond his years. Antetokounmpo has shown he is a superstar this season, and at only 22 years old, the sky is the limit for him. They ended up with 7 turnovers. The Sixers' Joel Embiid would've been the runaway victor if he had appeared in more than 31 games due to injuries. 500 on March 1 is back in the playoffs for the second time in three years.