Cleveland, the second favorite behind Golden State at +333 on the National Basketball Association championship odds , has a lot of work to do to get back to the Finals for the third consecutive year and faces a tough path in 2017. IN has been in playoff mode for weeks and George carried the Pacers down the stretch go to get them into the postseason by averaging 32.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists during a 5-1 April.
You could potentially make some money wagering on them to at least cover on a game-by-game basis instead of betting futures. THOMPSON: Steph Curry was hurt. This is all about Russell Westbrook versus James Harden . It's not important how may triple-doubles Russell Westbrook has, as long as the Thunder wins.
We've got a quality team here and when [Kane] is not playing we've got a lot of lads who still score a lot of goals. Tottenham managed to perform impressively even while Kane was unavailable, with Pochettino insisting that he has a very strong squad at his disposal.
Following his second yellow, shown for a foul, Neymar was seen to sarcastically applaud the match officials at La Rosaleda. The red card was Neymar's first since joining Barcelona from Santos in 2013 and Luis Enrique was not convinced the attacker deserved his dismissal.
Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham have learnt their lesson from the disappointing end-of-season run-in a year ago and will continue their Premier League title chase until the death. Twice West Ham led, through Andre Ayew and James Collins, but twice Sunderland rallied - the first time when Wahbi Khazri scored direct from a corner.
They had missed the playoffs for 10 consecutive seasons prior to this year. Edmonton absolutely has to get contributions from outside the McDavid line (and they did in the first period when Lucic fed Oscar Klefbom for the game's first goal), but for most of Wednesday's game it wasn't clear which players other than Zack Kassian were ready to step up.
Practice here had been a frustratingly slow-burn process, with Hamilton's 2016 pole position time of 1m 29.423s appearing impregnable as drivers and teams battled to set-up their potentially much faster cars in awful track and ambient temperatures as high as of 47 and 36 degrees C respectively.
Valtteri Bottas will look to build on securing his first ever pole position by landing a maiden win at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The victory was Vettel's second of the season after the four-times world champion won the opener in Australia.
Who are Milan's new Chinese owners? Inter, who appeared to have been time-wasting, could have sealed the game seconds before Zapata's goal when substitute Jonathan Biabiany fired over the bar when it seemed to easier score. Billed as the first "Chinese Derby di Milano ", as AC had been taken over by a Chinese consortium as recently as Thursday, the 90 minutes enthralled a capacity crowd as the iconic stadium that is shared by both clubs.
Jackson looked into trading Carmelo Anthony before the trade deadline and said on Friday that Anthony would be "better off somewhere else" to pursue a championship. Anthony has two years remaining on a five-year $124 million contract that he signed in 2014. As for Jackson, he painted a picture that's rosier than reality, saying the Knicks are building a foundation and that fans see progress.
After the Longoria hit that spoiled the possible and historic moment, Pineda went back on the hill. A video review was needed to determine it was a home run. He struck out 212 and walked only 57. RHP Luis Severino (0-0) is slated to start Thursday's series finale for the Yankees and RHP Matt Andriese (0-0) for the Rays.
The matter is "officially closed", according to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly, who informed the league's Players Association on Monday. The Avs had two current players participate in the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014; Matt Duchene competed for Team Canada and Gabriel Landeskog competed for Team Sweden.
They also had a pair of defensemen hurt in Sunday's game. Lundqvist moved into first place on the Rangers' all-time playoff shutouts list, passing Mike Richter. We've entered the third season of the annual South Point-lined Play of the Day competition, effective July 1. It's just working hard. "He just made his way, caught everybody's attention and made our team".
Pence is in Seoul at the beginning of a 10-day trip to Asia in what his aides said was a sign of USA commitment to its ally in the face of rising tension. Impoverished North Korea and the rich, democratic South are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.
I've been reminded probably 300 times that I haven't won a major this week". Justin Rose found it hard to find fault with his performance in an unforgettable final round of the Masters , but admitted failing to secure a second major title was "going to sting".
A bronze statue of Brooklyn Dodgers' legend Jackie Robinson is unveiled outside Dodger Stadium before the team's baseball game with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, April 15, 2017 , in Los Angeles. 42 and they'll never know which one is Jackie Robinson". And it can be frustrating to see Major League Baseball organizations with little commitment to inclusion patting themselves on the back for wearing No.
A lot of people expect a lot from us, to do better than two years ago. Experience is supposed to matter, and often does, in the playoffs. The difference on Saturday the Cavaliers had LeBron James , who scored 32 points on 20 shots, plus had 13 assists , leading an efficient offense that got the shots it wanted against a Pacers defense that had taken a big step back this season.
Ibrahimovic has also been nominated for the award, but admitted that Kante would be a worthy victor. "Top goalscorers should not get all the prizes", Hazard told Telefoot . In the past I was more often on the wing, other teams knew what I would do and I would be faced by two or three opponents. The post Hazard: Kante Should Win Player Of The Year appeared first on 360Nobs.com.
And while it wasn't exactly like inviting an ex to your wedding, there was a bit of "Look what you're missing out on" thrown into the fray. The UNDER is 7-3 in McCarthy's last 10 starts. Lindor walked with two outs off Tommy Kahnle (0-1) before Brantley sliced a 3-2 pitch down the left-field line. Boyd (1-1) took a no-hitter into the sixth before Robbie Grossman broke it up by lining a clean single to left field with two out.
Jenson Button did not need to be persuaded to return to F1 for next month's Monaco GP and will be back up to speed within "10 laps" of practice, according to McLaren chief Eric Boullier. No testing, he's going to just jump in the auto. "If we had the same vehicle as past year, it's fine". "But going into the final corner the engine broke down and I joined the pit-lane slowly.
Moyes and his Sunderland side are facing nearly certain relegation from the Premier League after a dismal season. They were beaten on penalties by Moyes' present companies Sunderland in the semifinals of this season's League Cup - finally won by 201314 Premier League winners Manchester City - as well as the Scot feels Mourinho is enjoying an easier ride for succeeding where he failed.
But Australia regained the lead when Simon Kennewell scored, which capped off an impressive day of action where he scored a brace of tries in their opening 19-12 win over Samoa. "They have a high work rate and are good on the break". A fine support run from Jones led to the second try from a pass from Moonlight and a converted try by Fuailefau made it 19-0 after the Americans turned the ball over at the breakdown following the ensuring restart.
The Rockets ranked second in the league in scoring at 115.3 points per game , less than a point behind the Warriors , who they met in the Western Conference Finals two years ago. In the Eastern Conference , you have a number of them. Photo: Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images No. 3 Houston Rockets vs. James had already joined National Basketball Association legends Oscar Robertson and Michael Jordan as the only players in National Basketball Association history to average 26 ...
We had some good moments, and we had some not-so-good moments. Coming off a win over Boston on Thursday night, the Hawks outworked and outgunned the Cavs , who blew a chance to move closer to securing the top seed in the Eastern Conference with the kind of flat, uninspired performance that has become the norm in a disjointed season.
My first feeling was that it was his shoulder but from the dugout that is how it looked. There's no doubt it's a powerful blow for West Ham , as Antonio turns to be one of the club's best performers. "We were looking for three points and when you concede goals in that manner - for both of them - they are unusual goals and you're disappointed". It was also their first clean sheet in 11 top-flight games.
Now though, following a terrible run of form that have seen Arsenal's hopes of playing Champions League football next season all but ended, the club have denied that is the case. "It had an impact on us after the second goal ". "For me it's awesome", said the Serb after Monday's 3-0 win over Arsenal . "All we can do is apologize", Arsenal winger Theo Walcott said.
Federer is the in-form man on tour at the moment, but the victor of three titles already this season is skipping the clay-court season curtain-raiser. Murray begins his French Open preparations this week at the Monte Carlo Masters. Nadal, who has won this tournament nine times and looked more like his old self the past couple of months, stands in Djokovic's way before the final - if he beats Kyle Edmund or Dan Evans in round two.
The Philadelphia Phillies lost their second straight game on Tuesday night, falling to the Mets. He drove in five runs in a 4-for-6 night. There's a chance that both of the pitchers who served up the majority of those home runs won't be on the active roster when the Phillies return to the ballpark on Wednesday.
The hosts may however, rethink on their strategy of playing Gayle, who was seen struggling during his 27-ball knock and may go in with Shane Watson, who can also be handy with his medium pace. But none big enough for a win. It's a case that when someone gets (settles) in, they are set. On the other hand, Imran Tahir is known as one of the best bowlers in the IPL.
The Cavaliers last two games, both against the Hawks , are emblematic of the 2016-2017 Cleveland Cavaliers. Westbrook had 50 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists in breaking Robertson's record of 41 triple-doubles that stood since the 1961-62 season.
Despite not making the playoffs for the fourth straight season, the Knicks remain a relevant team for all the wrong reasons. "We voiced with the Commissioner today our view on the inappropriate comments by Knicks President Phil Jackson ".
Former Manchester United player Memphis Depay was one of several Lyon stars to clash with supporters as Bastia fans swarmed the pitch. Having briefly returned to the changing rooms at the end of their warm ups, both sides returned to the field, nearly an hour after the match was due to get underway.
After a torrid 2015-16 campaign, the 26-year-old has rediscovered his scintillating form and has thrived under the guidance of Antonio Conte. Hazard has been touted as a possible transfer target for Real Madrid in recent weeks as the summer window draws ever nearer.
My second was probably more hard than the first one but I hit the ball well and it went in. Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta remains confident that his team can overcome Juventus to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League. Dismal Barcelona's only hope is to repeat their feat of the previous round, when they recovered from a 4-0 first-leg loss to Paris St Germain by beating the French side 6-1 at home.
Real Madrid were twice made to come from behind before a late Isco strike saw them earn a 3-2 victory away to Sporting Gijon on Saturday evening. Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema were left out of the squad entirely alongside the injured Gareth Bale, while Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Marcelo had to settle for a place on the bench.