Not world-beating-depth good as in years past, but still excellent enough to finish atop the Western Conference . Two years ago, there were also five Canadian teams in the playoffs, which prompted Moody's Analytics to estimate a $100 million Canadian (around $75 million American by the current exchange rate) boost the country's economy, provided one of the teams made the Stanley Cup Final .
Gene Sauers entered the final round with a one-stroke lead following a 63 on Saturday, but he shot a 71 before losing in the playoff. Round 3 was not almost as glorious, but Kang did what he had to do to fend off Rickie Fowler. The American, who started seven shots behind Kang, had surged back into contention with eight birdies in his first 14 holes and he arrived at the 17th sharing the lead on 17 under.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota (31-50), which lost its final home game of the season after Andrew Wiggins' 3-pointer at the buzzer missed the mark. Thibodeau on Harden: "Obviously the individual part of it is unbelievable, but it is also what he has done for the team". Minnesota came out determined with a 19-6 run to start the second half and tied the game.
Max Verstappen, who started 16th, finished a surprise third to hand his Red Bull team their 100th podium. Verstappen's team-mate, Daniel Ricciardo, was hot on his heels in fourth, beating out Ferrari's Raikkonen and Mercedes' Bottas in fifth and sixth respectively.
Plus, she was penalized two strokes for signing an incorrect scorecard on Saturday , even though the tournament itself had no idea she had committed a penalty and nobody knew her scorecard was wrong. Tiger Woods and Graeme McDowell also weighed in on the situation and while Woods agreed with the rules, he was disappointed with the fact that TV viewers were acting as officials while sitting at home.
Tim Hardaway Jr . scored 22 points and former Cav Mike Dunleavy added 20 off the bench for the Hawks , who with the win moved one game above the Milwaukee Bucks for fifth in the Eastern Conference. James scored 27 points to go with eight rebounds and seven assists for the Cavs (51-28). "I remember (owner) George Steinbrenner would just pull stuff out of the air and say, 'This guy is going out or this guy is saying this in the locker room, ' and he'd stir the pot and create controversy", ...
Sanders played sparingly in five games over the last month after returning to the National Basketball Association following a two-year-plus absence. The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived forward Larry Sanders ahead of the season's final game, the team announced Wednesday.
They really struggled after the Russian Federation trip (to Rostov last month) and although Belgium is geographically more convenient, Mourinho picked a strong side against Anderlecht (in the 1-1 quarter-final, first-leg draw on Thursday) and the recovery time will be limited.
The Tampa Bay Rays, 5-2, won their last three games to keep pace with the Birds - behind by winning percentage only. Matt Holliday took over Rodriguez's stall to Gardner's left, and Austin Romine moved into Gardner's old space toward the centre of the room.
The trio of Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo has not meshed as the organization had hoped, and Chicago's lack of perimeter scoring makes it hard for them to put up a lot of points. The Spurs swept the Grizzlies in last year's first round, and there's little reason to believe the 2017 playoffs will produce a different result. It will be very interesting to see how San Antonio performs in the playoffs with a potential second round matchup against the Houston Rockets before a highly ...
He safely negotiated Amen Corner, where he came to grief spectacularly in the final round previous year, and picked up further birdies at the par-five 13th and 15th holes before dropping his only shot of the day at the par-three 16th. We don't know what the lead will be, but I've moved up the leaderboard. "At this point, it's win or go home ". Spieth didn't have to come back to win his first Masters title, but this wouldn't be the first time in his career he's chased down the leaders to ...
After the game, the former Burnley man carried out a signed shirt from Hornets goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, with the former Tottenham stopper now living next door to Trippier. If you don't show a strong mentality in 24, 25 players then you will not be able to rotate and give opportunities to others and they don't feel like an important part of the project, then it is so hard to win titles.
The Hammers put a string of disappointing results behind them by winning 1-0 against strugglers Swansea City at the weekend to get back to winning ways. "We still have six games to go and we must go into each one looking to win", midfielder Leroy Fer told the club website. "It wasn't good enough", said Clement, pointing to the physically and psychologically draining late defeat to Tottenham as a possible cause for today's struggles.
The mark fell with Westbrook's 10th assist - a kick-out pass beyond the arc to Semaj Christon , who sank the three-point jumper. "It's something you dream about as a little kid to be able to do that on the road, especially from that distance", Westbrook said.
During the safety-car slowdowns to remove both cars from the track, the top drivers pitted to change tires, reshuffling the starting order. Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland arrives at the paddock before the third practice session for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai , China, Saturday, April 8, 2017.
Toronto won the season series with Milwaukee 3-1. These two teams didn't face each other again until about two weeks ago in what ended up becoming the Tony Snell Game. "To have a chance, you have to be organized on every possession". Bucks open playoffs Saturday against well-balanced Raptors ( read here ): Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the details of the playoff schedule for the Bucks , and the thoughts of Jason Kidd and Brad Stevens on the threat the Bucks ...
Cleveland needs time to get back its edge, and the best way to do that is to carve out practice days before the conference semifinals. Over the past three years, Golden State averaged 69 regular-season victories, won an NBA championship (2015) and lost in seven games to the Cleveland Cavaliers after taking a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals (2016).
The striker's goals helped his side recover from going behind to Arturo Vidal's opener in the quarter-final first leg at the Allianz Arena , with Vidal also wasting a chance to double the hosts' lead when he missed a penalty. "If Neuer hadn't been on such a good night we would have scored more". "We have a small advantage but we have to be calm for the second leg". Ronaldo's last Champions League goal prior to Wednesday's game-winning display came against Borussia Dortmund all the way ...
After the possession arrow favored North Carolina on a tie-up, Isaiah Hicks made a basket to push the lead to 68-65 with 27 seconds left. Yes, the referees - with Mike Eades standing on top of the play - missed Kennedy Meeks' hand touching out of bounds on a tie up that gave North Carolina the ball with under a minute left in a one-point game, but that was just one of too many missed calls.
Starting at DH for the second straight game, Donaldson pulled up as he rounded first base, hobbling into second before being replaced. "It's the same calf, we'll have a little bit better idea tomorrow", Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said after the game Thursday "There's always a concern".
That consists of the Monaco Grand Prix (which Alonso's won twice), the Le Mans 24 Hours and Indy 500. A victor at Monaco twice, Alonso will race on a superspeedway for the first time in his career. But then again, if Alonso wins, that'll help their brand as his sponsor. He is also highly experienced in the way in which McLaren operates, and at a race in which team boss Zak Brown will surely be inviting potential long-term sponsors, he would be an attractive alternative to Alonso in terms of ...
Georginio Wijnaldum labelled Roberto Firmino's unstoppable victor against Stoke City "pure quality" - but felt the whole team deserved credit for their comeback. - Liverpool have won more points from losing positions than any other Premier League team this season (18). Klopp insists the manner of the result in Staffordshire when Liverpool did not play particularly well will help build momentum at the right stage of the campaign.
That revived hopes of a top-four finish and a Champions League return but Arsenal is still a club deeply divided over the future of manager Arsene Wenger, at least as far as the supporters are concerned. We need one win and it will change everything for us. Wenger has struggled with his midfield since Santi Cazorla was injured previous year, adds the journalist, but the combination of Elneny and Xhaka appeared to click.
The Portuguese manager recently said the 21-year-old was way off challenging for a starting place in the United first team. "The result was good". " Manchester United were playing well but it was a decision that went against us". "We know that we are going to have two very tough games and, of course, Anderlecht are not easy opponents". But we have to fight for it. "Before the match against Rostov we played with 10 men for about an hour".
PITTSBURGH (WBRE/WYOU) _ It's a sad day for the Pittsburgh Steelers and for football fans everywhere. " His quiet counsel to League commissioners going back to Bert Bell was invaluable to the success of the NFL. The Steelers have had only two coaches since then, Bill Cowher and Mike Tomlin , and each has won a Super Bowl for them. Also contributing to drafting several future Pro Football Hall of Famers in: Terry Bradshaw, Jack Lambert, and even Lynn Swann.
Her own pitch in favour of the platform , delivered in a media conference at a Vancouver tech firm, relied heavily on a triumphant recounting of the government record and double counting of earlier announcements. Pipelines: The federal government approved the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline past year, but the prospect of more oil tankers in the Burrard Inlet near Vancouver is controversial.
NEYMAR WAS RED CARDED - Neymar's 65th minute red card did not help Barcelona one bit as they then conceded again and lost to Malaga by a 2-0 score line. Inevitably, the Spanish press was full of shock and drama after the result , but one report in particular has caught the imagination, with Jordi Gil, in Sport , describing a fascinating scene on the Barcelona bus home.
Pundits say the move comes as a surprise to many in Algeria as another Spaniard Joaquin Caparros was a frontrunner for the post. Milovan Rajevac took control for two games before Leekens stepped in, but the Belgian called time after Algeria's group stage exit at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations.
Fast forward to the present day, and the same man finds himself in an nearly identical position in charge of Chelsea , with the only difference being that they only hold a seven-point advantage over their closest challengers with the same number of games remaining in the 2016/2017 Premier League season.
The double world champion will race for the Honda-powered Andretti Autosport Indy Car team, which will be branded as a Mclaren for the iconic American race. McLaren driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, walks in the paddock prior to a news conference, ahead the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Thursday, April 13, 2017.
His absence proved to be crucial as Real Madrid came from behind to secure a 2-1 advantage ahead of the second leg thanks to a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo in the second half. Of Ronaldo's 100 goals , 97 have come in the Champions League , with two in the Super Cup and one in UCL qualifying. with a century of goals in the competition proper the next aim for Ron.
Federer had to make a titanic effort to qualify for the final of the Masters 1000 in Miami . Playing in front of a home crowd which made clear their support for Federer, Kyrgios managed to push the 35-year-old all the way, eventually succumbing in the third consecutive tie-breaker.
The Spanish Football Federation has handed Barcelona's Neymar a three game ban, hence dashing his hopes of featuring in the upcoming El Clasico against Real Madrid. Neymar may rue his childish antics following his sending off as their clash with Real Madrid could prove to be a title decider. "I believe the interpretation of what is worth a yellow card is very special", Luis Enrique told reporters.
Steelers president Art Rooney II , Dan's son, presumably will take over full control of the club's operations. "Few men have contributed as much to the National Football League as Dan Rooney ", NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a statement.
Paul, Minn. Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins players shake hands after overtime in Game 7 of their NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 13, 2013. The 19-year-old Marner, who scored 19 goals and 61 points in 77 games in his rookie season, said he and his young teammates were calm entering the game.