But even the Cleveland Cavaliers' star had to congratulate Westbrook for making history Sunday, joining a long list of players that praised the Oklahoma City star. Durant's decision to jump ship to Golden State not only inspired, but forced Westbrook to improve his game to a new level or his side would not make playoffs similar to 2015.
It was only five years ago when Sergio Garcia stood outside the clubhouse at the Augusta National Golf Club after shooting a third-round 75 and told Spanish-speaking reporters he didn't have the game to win a major championship. "He's a great man and we've had a great relationship for many, many years". The most disappointing part of Sunday's final round was the lack of a move by Rickie Fowler or Jordan Spieth during the day.
Defense attorney Ronald Sullivan Jr. remarked that the only thing that Aaron Hernandez was guilty of was hanging out "with a very bad guy in Alexander Bradley". Bradley lost his right eye in the shooting. The jury in the trial took 37 hours to acquit Hernandez on seven of the eight charges he faced, convicting him only on an illegal firearms charge.
Aaron Judge hit the game-tying home run in the eighth inning, and Starlin Castro lined the tiebreaking single in the ninth after two more walks. "I think it's important to put streaks together", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. Pineda pitched two-hit ball over 7e_SEmS2/3 innings Monday and left to a standing ovation in the Yankees' 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees' home opener went about as well as it could have for NY.
First things first, Hull need to secure Premier League survival then the rest, in a positive light all being well, will take care of itself. Marco Silva's had a very good impact since his arrival at Hull in January but his future remains uncertainty - the City boss is actually being linked with Italian giants Inter Milan.
Marc Bartra was hospitalised as a result and had surgery on a fractured wrist, with the teams instead playing on Wednesday - a decision both sides have been critical of, though UEFA denied receiving information that the players were against the rescheduling.
Dybala fired Juve ahead in the seventh minute and added the second goal before the half hour while defender Giorgio Chiellini headed in the third early in the second half in another rousing Juventus performance. My second was probably more hard than the first one but I hit the ball well and it went in. "I can not say what percentage our chances of progressing are".
After rallying to beat Baltimore 7-3 on Sunday, the Yankees finished 2-4 on their season-opening road trip. And it is telling that it was Girardi, and not Brian Cashman, who made the announcement following yesterday's win against Tampa Bay that Montgomery would be his starting pitcher on Wednesday and, in effect, pushing Luis Severino back at least a day in the rotation.
Tottenham cut the lead at the top following Chelsea's loss to Crystal Palace earlier this month but Antonio Conte's men have responded strongly with back-to-back victories over Manchester City and Bournemouth. Conte again defended the Spaniard however, insisting the 28-year-old will come good if he keeps working hard. Chelsea after 31 matches played have accumulated 75 points leaving them seven ahead of second-place Tottenham Hotspur.
Sebastian Vettel survived a scare on Friday as he and Ferrari proved they are back as serious contenders for this year's world championship by topping both opening practice sessions ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix . He pulled up on the side of the track, climbed out with his helmet still on and started walking back to the paddock despite the intense desert heat.
Hernandez did not take the stand. Bradley turned on Hernandez after the former star tight end allegedly shot Bradley in the face, in an attempt to murder him. Hernandez is already serving a life sentence for the June 2013 fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd, a Dorchester man killed in an industrial park near the North Attleborough mansion Hernandez shared with Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, his fiancee and the mother of his daughter.
His absence appears to be purely for rest purposes, with no injury reported, and there were indications Westbrook would sit out sometime during Oklahoma City's season-ending back-to-back. It's unbelievable. It's something I never could have dreamed about as a kid. "I know y'all are probably going to get exhausted of me saying the same thing, but I promise you, man, I've been blessed with so many things and this is another blessing that I'll never take for granted".
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone ha admitted he does not know Antoine Griezmann's next move amid serious interest from Manchester United. "I don't rule anything out, but I am happy at Atletico Madrid ", he said. "I've been through a lot with Pepe , we've shared things on and off the pitch and that I wish you the best on the planet", said Raul. Very few players have made the direct switch from Atletico to Madrid , but former Mexico worldwide Hugo Sanchez did so in the 1980s and ...
The White Sox claimed Willy Garcia off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates in January, and he hit.423 with two home runs in seven games for Triple-A Charlotte before being recalled to take the place of Melky Cabrera, who is on paternity leave.
But before Lynch, 30, can move to the Raiders, Oakland and Seattle still have to work out a trade. That, though, is regarded as a formality. Lynch reiterated that on Thursday night with, in Lynch style, a single tweet. Plus now we will get Marshawn Lynch in Las Vegas and after he was just at the arm wrestling competition that other National Football League players got in trouble.
However, a third goal for United, courtesy of Marcus Rashford rounded off a comfortable win for the Red Devils. "We keep going. We have another home game next Saturday (against West Ham United) and we have to try and win it". We were playing quite compact and solid. "We reacted to the results of yesterday", Mourinho said. It was therefore a surprise to see Shaw's name in United's starting XI for the match against Sunderland, and even more of a surprise to hear Mourinho praising the ...
SEATTLE - Evan Gattis came off the bench to hit a three-run double and Houston quelled Seattle's ninth-inning rally. He allowed two earned runs in his first start of the 2017 season and two more Tuesday before being removed after 5.2 innings.
Thompson appeared to to put the marker at the side of her ball, which was then replaced a few millimetres in front of the marker. A viewer had called in and noticed she had incorrectly replaced her ball on the 17th green, resulting in a two-shot penalty and a further two-shots for signing for the wrong score.
An NFL spokesperson said in a statement that Murphy would be suspended without pay, which is typical under league rules. Washington initially had Murphy set to play at defensive end last season, but they moved him back to linebacker after Junior Galette suffered a season-ending injury.
Arsenal moved up to fifth, four points behind City with a game in hand, after a 3-0 home victory over struggling West Ham United - a first win in four for Arsene Wenger's side. Azpilicueta was delighted with the way in which Chelsea managed to overcome Manchester City in midweek but knows that there is still much more hard work to do to secure the title.
Zac Choate has the Game Two plan for the Blues. "Obviously he knows tomorrow will be a new one and that's one thing he's done well for a long time - he's re-set himself". They didn't show this in Game 1, so there is certainly a higher level of play that the Blues are capable of finding. NOTES: The Blues scratched center Paul Stastny (lower body), defenseman Robert Bortuzzo (upper body) and right wing Nail Yakupov (undisclosed), but they all could return at some point in the series.
It was a half-breakaway. The Sharks will need to have a defensive presence of mind to have any chance of slowing the lightning-quick Connor McDavid and getting past the Oilers and into second round. San Jose had participated in more than 100 playoff games since Edmonton had played its last, and for 12 Oilers , it was their first foray into the Stanley Cup.
Sergio Garcia says he can achieve more success after breaking his major drought with a win at the US Masters. Fowler stayed in the hunt through the front nine, but he fell apart on the back nine and finished with a 76 and continues to chase his first major championship.
No further details were immediately available. He eventually took over day-to-day operations for the franchise in 1975, holding onto them - first with his father, then on his own - for almost three decades until he passed them on to his own son, Art Jr., in 2003.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai , China, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Lewis Hamilton's love affair with the Chinese Grand Prix continued on Sunday as he kept Sebastian Vettel at bay to take the chequered flag by six seconds.
Something similar, maybe even better, will be needed for the Pacers to defeat the Cavs. "I think through everything that went on with our team, we're in a position where we can do something special", James said. LeBron James claims to have the answer to turning things around for the troubled team. Despite featuring the best coach in the National Basketball Association (more on that later), this is probably going to be the least entertaining series from the West , at least if you like ...
He exited in the third inning with a right forearm strain and will likely end up on the 10-day disabled list. PHILADELPHIA (AP) Yoenis Cespedes slowly circled the bases after each of his three homers, enjoying the results on a sweet night that began with an impressive power stroke in batting practice.
Reuland was an organ donor, and his heart went to Carew, who had just moved atop the list of those in need due to heath circumstances following a heart attack in September 2015. Reading about his character and charity work - and that he, too, had endured the pain of burying a child - she decided he was a worthy recipient. His heart?and kidney went to Carew , who was at the top of the donor list after dealing with life-threatening complications from a heart attack he suffered a year earlier.
The only message I send them is that we must think Tottenham could win eight games. To make matters worse, over their shoulder lurks both Arsenal and Manchester United - each with a game in hand - desperate to revive their respective quests for a Champions League place.
Clowney also appeared in both of Houston's playoff games and recorded an interception. With J.J. Watt out for most of the season, Clowney took over as a disruptive force up front for a Texans defense that carried the team to a division title.
The four-time Ballon d'Or victor ended his first European goals since September with the 47th-minute equaliser before putting Madrid in the box seat 13 minutes from time. "And we will play with everything we have". The result left the tie in the balance ahead of the second leg in England on April 18, as Leicester bid to maintain a fairytale run in their first season in Europe's elite club competition.
Posey left the game and was to be checked on Monday night and into Tuesday, then re-evaluated. Immediately after the game, Bochy said Posey appeared to be "fine". "As pitchers, we understand we're responsible for where we throw the ball, whether it's intentional or not", Moore said, per the Mercury News . "So if we can just keep things rolling and keep things clicking it should be good".
Mumbai's chase was only possible as they had a small target to chase. Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Nicholas Pooran, Mitchell Johnson, K Gowtham, Karn Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary, A Gunarathna, K Khejroliya, Kieron Pollard , Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Parthiv Patel, Mitchell McClenaghan , Nitish Rana , Siddhesh Lad, J Suchith, Hardik Pandya, Jos Buttler, Tim Southee, Jithesh Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Deepak ...
Most of Alonso's fellow drivers said they wouldn't trade racing at Monaco for the chance to compete in the Indy 500. "The first is to win another six F1 titles, one more than Michael (Schumacher), and I don't think that's going to happen", Alonso said, laughing.
Former Chelsea chairman Ken Bates and owner Roman Abramovich were in attendance and neither would have been happy with the result. But I always said that the league only finishes when it is mathematically sure you have won. "There are nine games to play and we have to think step by step". Chelsea take on Manchester City this week, during the midweek fixtures, and know that if they slip up, the gap will be cut even further, and teams really will start to believe they're in a title race.