Unless a player is resting for the postseason, or legitimately hurt, they should be playing in the season finale. But a Heat team that ended the season with a 30-11 second half - not a small sample size of excellence - is close enough to being as good as any team not named Golden State that adding one key player could be all it takes to make Miami a major force again in the Eastern Conference.
An inspired second-half display gave Arsenal a much-needed 3-0 victory on Wednesday as West Ham continued its fall toward the Premier League relegation zone. Overall in the whole first half, we defended well, not only the whole back four, really well. Defeat for the Hammers was their fourth successive loss and leaves them in a perilous position just above the relegation places and falling fast, piling the pressure on manager Slaven Bilic.
He patted his chest after two consecutive fourth-quarter baskets and said , "I got this!" John Wall assumed a bigger leadership role for the Washington Wizards after they were unable to sign a star free agent such as Kevin Durant or Al Horford .
The decision could come before the NFL Draft later this month. Both sides have shown an interest to get such a deal done after a productive first three seasons with Tampa Bay. Adrian Clayborn, the team's first-round choice in 2011, lost nearly two complete campaigns to injury and was allowed to become a free agent after playing in just one game in 2014.
Fans at the Sharks official watch party at Rookie's Sports Bar hope this year, they'll win the cup after last year's bittersweet disappointment. The Sharks repeatedly trapped the Oilers in their own end. "We're just thinking about ourselves and how we're going to prepare for the game, so I'm not going to shorten my routine for something". Couture, though, had yet to go through a game situation where the Oilers wanted set a certain physical tone to begin the series with.
German police have said the objects found by an exit of the stadium are being examined - just moments after Dortmund lost 2-3 to Monaco. After the match, Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel said UEFA's actions made the club feel "impotent". "We knew that it would not be easy to focus on football. Until kick-off, everything was all still in my head, but not football", said Turkey global midfielder Sahin.
Vargas (2-0) scattered four hits and a walk over 7 2/3 innings, striking out eight, in his second straight crisp performance. Stanton followed immediately with a solo drive to center. Catcher Travis d'Arnaud's leg appeared to block the plate, preventing Bour from reaching it. "That's the name of the game". Christian Yelich had a sacrifice fly.
He revealed that team balance and lack of adequate finishers have resulted in him coming in at number three or four for Mumbai Indians. Mitchell McClenaghan hasn't had the best of tournaments, but from the previous match , he seems to have rediscovered his touch.
When the other reporters went silent, Jones said "That's his last interview for the year". "There are no words, to truly express what it means to me to be a part of a family that's has giving me & my family so much support and love", the message reads.
Meb Keflezighi, the California resident who won the Boston Marathon the year after the bombings, took time near the finish line today to greet the family of Martin Richard. "I knew if I did that no one would believe women could run distances and deserved to be in the Boston Marathon; they would just think that I was a clown, and that women were barging into events where they had no ability", she explained on her website .
October and was branded "Judas" by fans of his old club during last month's FA Cup defeat at Stamford Bridge. United have now gone 22 games unbeaten in the league and move back to fifth position, four points behind Manchester City but with a game in hand against Burnley at Turf Moor next Sunday.
No one could have faulted Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas had he chosen to sit this one out. It says a lot about him. Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas made an emotional return to the court on Sunday, a day after his sister Chyna had been killed in a vehicle crash.
Chelsea coach Antonio Conte was under no illusions as to how important each of those games will be. Speaking after the game, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho said to Sky Sports: "Maybe we didn't "rest" players ahead of Thursday, we just chose the team we thought was the best team".
Malcolm Brogdon and Thon Maker hardly looked like rookies playing their first playoff games. Such was the case in their Eastern Conference playoff opener in Toronto on Saturday. "We've been there before". Ujiri has a pretty good feeling it has. Maker, who started the game, had four points, three rebounds and three blocks in 15 minutes and Dellavedova came off the bench for 11 points in 31 minutes.
Top-seeded distance runner Atsede Baysa, of Ethiopia, participates in a Boston Marathon media availability Friday, April 14, 2017, in advance of Monday's race in Boston . "In 2013, I was a spectator just like the three victims and when I saw the 8-year-old. the first thing in my mind was that could have been my daughter", said Keflezighi.
Manish Pandey was guilty of a slow start - scoring only 13 in his first 18 balls - to finally score a 35-ball 46 (3x4, 2x6). Pat Cummins was at the receiving end in the sixth over, with Yusuf collecting two boundaries and Manish hitting one through midwicket.
I think more of them want change. - This is Arsenal's worst away Premier League run since April 1995 (also four defeats in a row) when they were managed by Stewart Houston. He had led Arsenal to top-four finishes in each of his previous 20 seasons at the helm. Gooners have, on the whole, felt sympathy for Perez, with the Spaniard having to get used to sitting on the bench under Arsene Wenger since signing on the dotted line last summer.
Conley started hot, but was held without a basket in the second half and finished with 13 points. "It makes it miserable, it really does", Grizzlies coach Dave Fizdale of the Spurs having a third scorer go off (in Game 1 , it was Tony Parker with 18 points).
Discrimination against women in sports has obviously not vanished, but Switzer, Gibb, and other women who have been working to create more opportunities for women in sports have certainly helped make significant progress. But nearly all sports were for men; women rarely participated. Edna Kiplagat, a Kenyan policewoman and two-time world champion marathoner, finished first in the women's race with a time of 2:21:52.
Since they're now down 2-0 in the series, a playoff-long suspension might only last two more games, but if Columbus were to come back and advance, it'd certainly be harsh. But the physical play crossed the line late in the third when Matt Calvert took out his frustration by cross-checking then coldcocking Tom Kuhnhackl away from the play.
For decades, the annual egg hunt was run by the Le Sueur Jaycees. "There are about 40 to 50 children here this year, more than last year, and we are pleased to bring it back because there aren't any other that we are aware of in the area like this, and because of the great feedback we had".
The decisions paid off brilliantly, with Rashford and Herrera scoring the goals and being the star performers at Old Trafford . It was early in the match and it gave the team more confidence and stability. The league is open. "They struggled to cope with us defensively and they struggled to cope with us with Marcus and other target points we had on the pitch".
Switzer" not with the intention of becoming a women's pioneer in the sport but to prove to her coach, Syracuse's Arnie Briggs, that women could run 26.2 miles. Switzer continued to race, winning the 1974 New York Marathon and taking second in Boston two years later. "He's incredibly strong, especially on the downhills".
The race has largely returned to normal four years after two bombs at the finish line in 2013 killed three people and wounded hundreds more. But I knew it was a lot more than that. Not only will she take her first crack at 42.2K at the most prestigious road race in North America, but she will also do it as a part of running legend Kathrine Switzer's team: 261 Fearless .
It weighs 700 pounds and is secured with a 150-pound steel rod. The statue is located on the reserve level of the third-base side of the park, which is the most crowded entry of Dodgers Stadium according to ESPN. Robinson would also look to the front offices and he would be saddened. Each season on April 15, all members of Major League Baseball wear uniforms sporting the number 42, Jackie's jersey number, in honor of his legacy.
SAN JOSE - Joel Ward: Following an underwhelming regular season, one off last year's playoff hero (7g 6a) will be expected to chip in when it counts. Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer said that his team's performance to start the playoffs is far more indicative of his squad than the one that stumbled down the stretch, losing nine of their final 13 games in the regular season.
This was the series that drew so much of the national attention and so numerous headline due to the matchup of the two show ponies - Harden and Russell Westbrook - in the MVP race . Sunday night, Harden clearly won that game. Moving ahead, with an already elongated adjustment list, Billy Donovan must prioritize the means by which OKC defends the Rockets' multi-layered pick-and-roll schemes.
It's a big worry. After the break, Hennessey did not even face a shot on target as Arsenal suffered a fourth straight away defeat for the first time under Wenger. "It looks like the Arsenal players have chucked it". Their goalkeeper (Wayne Hennessey) took the free-kicks from half-way, so it was up to us to combat that and win.
Conte said he had no plans for him despite the Belgian being the most fouled player in both previous occasions between the two sides this season, and finally - the third time they met - Mourinho had a plan to stop Hazard. "This is a game between two teams that are in contention to win the league this season". "It won't be easy because I think Tottenham now are the best team and they are in great form and they have a lot of enthusiasm.
Police Commissioner William Evans returned to the storied marathon for the first time as a runner Monday. Kiplagat opened up a big lead heading into the dreaded Newton hills, and won in an official 2 hours, 21 minutes, 52 seconds. Finishing 13th, about eight minutes behind Rupp, was 2014 Boston champion Meb Keflezighi . In all, Ethiopia claimed the top three spots on the men's side (pushing the once-dominant Kenyans down to the next four spots), and the top two women.
Jimmy Golen has covered the Boston Marathon since 1995. Fitchburg resident Gus Boutelle didn't apply for his spot in the marathon until January, giving him only a couple months notice before he was confirmed as a runner in February.
Pochettino talked afterwards of how Tottenham had expended a lot of negative energy during last season's title run-in, when it was not just Leicester they were battling. "I think we're playing and fighting for bigger things". Manchester City kept pace to move into third place and remain seven points behind Spurs with a 3-0 win over Southampton .
The Canadian beached his Williams in the gravel, bringing out the virtual safety auto. Chinese Grand Prix victor Lewis Hamilton says the final stint of the race was an example of "what racing is all about" because he and Sebastian Vettel were exchanging quick lap times despite a big gap on track.
This is Rose's fifth time holding the lead at Augusta after a round. His Masters finishes are second, first and second. Hoffman took double bogey to fall back. Last year, the Masters was won by Danny Willett. Day 3 at Augusta National was an exciting one. He is now just two strokes off the lead. He was tied with Garcia , Fowler and Pieters after 36 holes.
Guentzel scored Pittsburgh's first goal in the opening period and got another in the third period before beating Bobrovsky for the victor in OT. Guentzel had a hat trick in the 5-4 Pittsburgh win Sunday. But the Blue Jackets will get forward Matt Calvert back for Game 4 (7:30 p.m. EDT, CNBC). He scored with 2:27 left in the third period of Game 2 to give St.