Westbrook had 12 points, eight rebounds and eight assists at halftime to help Oklahoma City take a 63-39 lead. Westbrook fell a rebound short of an historic triple-double, but scored 45 points, including the Thunder's final five points to lead Oklahoma City to a 103-100 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
The Chicago Blackhawks will lean on their recent playoff success on the road and a franchise-record-tying win total away from home during the regular season to try to avoid a 3-0 deficit when they visit the Nashville Predators Monday in a pick'em Game 3 of their postseason series at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.
Wenger, who fielded a back three for the first time in his 20-year reign, said when asked if the ploy had worked: "Yes, it is the first time in 20 years". "They went direct at the end, but all in all, it was a new system and we've got the three points with it - that's all that matters". That's why we never gave up.
White told ESPN that if Jones wants a fight before taking a shot at the title, Jimi Manuwa would fight for the belt against Cormier as early as UFC 213 in Las Vegas. Manuwa is another possibility to fight Cormier, and the pair have already traded barbs over social media. He has resurrected his Twitter beef with Jones, and has been fully engaged in one with Manuwa since beating Johnson.
The San Francisco 49ers confirmed that Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Garry Gilliam signed a one-year offer sheet on Monday, according to NBC Sports Bay Area . The 49ers already have starters set at both offensive tackle slots, with veteran Pro Bowler Joe Staley on the left side and young Trent Brown on the right.
He was a role model and trusted colleague to commissioners since Bert Bell, countless National Football League owners, and so many others in and out of the NFL. "Rooney is a true patriot", said Jacob Bartolomucci. " Dan Rooney exemplified the very best of Pittsburgh ". " Dan Rooney was a great friend of mine, but more importantly, he was a great friend to the people of Pittsburgh , a model citizen, and someone who represented the United States with dignity and grace on the world stage.
The franchise had thought to be demanding a 50-50 split with The Notorious while McGregor himself wants to cash-in on the event. UFC President Dana White was interviewed by TMZ on Monday and noted that the fight is "not even close to being done".
A victory for the visitors would see them regain a seven-point advantage at the top of the Premier League table after Tottenham's comfortable 4-0 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday. Add in Conte's reminder of how this season should be seen in the context of Chelsea's poor campaign previous year and the impression is left of a manager trying to lower expectations just when they are at their highest.
Conte said the title remained a "fantastic target" for his players and again reiterated it would be an incredible achievement after last season. "I am happy with my development and I am happy with my performances, but people remember the end of the season and now we are in the crucial moment", he stressed.
Barca were able to overturn their tie against PSG with an incredible 6-1 second-leg win at Camp Nou, but Ferdinand can not see them doing the same against Juve. "It's one of my best nights, but we mustn't ruin it next Wednesday". 'I understand the comparisons and expectations on me but I do not want to be the new Messi or the Messi of the future'.
It may not be a result that changes Sunderland's inevitable Premier League exit (PLEXIT, anyone?) but at least, against West Ham , the fans got some escapism. " We were looking for three points ", the Croatian admitted. " So when you concede two goals in the manner we did you are, of course, disappointed ".
It's one of the White House's biggest events, with kids in mind, as families attend the 139th White House Easter Egg Roll. Following the light turnout for President Trump's inauguration, and his insistence that the media and photographic evidence didn't accurately report the crowd size, the pressure was on to pull off the first major White House event.
Meanwhile, former Australian cricketer, Shane Warne has come in support of the most successful Indian captain. Dwelling on that performance, the highlight was a massive six off the bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal, that landed outside the Chinnaswamy Stadium and that one hit really captivated everyone watching the game at the venue and at home.
The Bulls defeated Brooklyn 112-73 in a snoozefest. Forward Otto Porter Jr., who was inactive in the Wizards' last two games, scored 11 points in 15 minutes against Miami. Lin said if not for the Nets' victory Saturday over the Bulls at Barclays Center, there would not have even been discussion about Brooklyn's closing-night approach.
We should be pleased with a point, probably. "In terms of recovery we've had this fixture planned for a while". "It's a big ask for him because it's a hard injury to get over, in terms of the power and spring for a centre-back". "We didn't sit back after that, a great game, fantastic game, and I'm very pleased we got back to 2-2 and our response". Cabaye, too. We are a threat.
But once the home side got their noses in front, they were able to dictate play and Walcott slid home a second from Ozil's cross, before substitute Olivier Giroud curled home a third with seven minutes remaining. "After the second goal it's very unsafe to play against them because when you have the ball they let you create and they take a risk staying up with a few players and when you lose the ball it's a problem for the defenders".
International Olympic Committee 'feels very sorry for athletes' after National Hockey League denies Winter Olympics break
National Hockey League columnist Nicholas J. Cotsonika acknowledged that "the players wanted to go", in a column expressing support for the decision. It would make Canada an underdog again after thoroughly dominating the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia , because the Russians have some of their best in the KHL, including Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk .
The coach has the chance to make amends in the coming weeks, with Isco demonstrating he is willing and able to help Madrid fight for the league title and the Champions League. Rubi saw his team's lead last a comparatively lengthy nine minutes this time around, with Danilo opting against a long-range attempt to flight an inviting ball for Morata leap above Babin and head home.
The chief executive of United Airlines has issued another apology for an incident in which a passenger was injured when being forcibly removed from an overbooked flight, after initially defending the company. Munoz called the incident a "system failure". The incident began as United was trying to make room for four employees of a partner airline, meaning four people had to get off.
Earlier, Rising Pune Supergiant suffered a shocking middle-order collapse before Tiwary's cameo rescued them, taking their total to a respectable 161 for 8. "If we play like this, we don't deserve to win. But we have not been able to mirror that performance in the last two games". The hosts made three changes in their playing XI dropping Jason Roy, Munaf Patel and Praveen Kumar and picking Aaron Finch, Dhawal Kulkarni and Shivil Kaushik for the crucial game.
They showed more desire than us and more motivation, but in this case the fault is with the coach. The FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Tottenham will kick off at 17:15 BST on Saturday, 22 April. "Firstly, with the Liverpool and Manchester City victories, if we didn't win it's goodbye to the Premier League [top-four finish]". We are lucky to have the pressure.
Mike Conley led Memphis with 24 points in the losing effort. Zach Randolph recorded his 20th double double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Memphis' Vince Carter got a technical foul going face to face to heatedly debate with Spurs' reserve guard Kyle Anderson . Memphis coach David Fizdale blasted the officiating in Game 2 of the Grizzlies' first-round series against the Spurs, deeming it "unprofessional" and "unacceptable" before slamming his fist on a table and storming off.
Having had to play second fiddle to Mercedes over the past three years, Ferrari now appear serious challengers for the title, with Sebastian Vettel winning the opening Grand Prix of the season in Melbourne. "You have two cars starting on the front row, if they run second and first you just have to let them race". "Looking at the big picture we are pretty much where we want to be, we need to fine-tune a few things and also putting the lap together in qualifying", Raikkonen said.
A man arrested in connection with the death of a New York City Google employee near her mother's MA home last summer is due in court. Angelo Colon-Ortiz will be arraigned Tuesday, April 17, 2017, in Leominster District Court on assault with intent to rape and other charges in the death of Marcotte on August 7, 2016.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to revert to the club's traditional tactics for the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City after deploying three at the back for the Premier League win at Middlesbrough. You could see that one some occasions, we were a bit over-cautious tonight. "I felt there was nervousness there in the way we played here". "There are still some opportunities where perhaps we might have played better with some long balls, but the focus and dedication was there".
Poulter bogeyed the first but played the next 13 holes in six under before ending with four straight pars and end the day trailing just three shots behind American Bub Cauley who carded an eight under par 63 in bright and hot conditions on the Harbour Town course.
Even so, Moyes was not allowed to enjoy the moment, with some supporters singing "Are you watching David Moyes?", a reference to his reluctance to select the Tunisia global in recent months. We've not been at our level and we've probably not been as united as a group as in previous seasons. Above all, they have been dismayed by the persistently downbeat demeanour of a manager who, as early as last August, declared that a relegation battle beckoned and underwhelmed by a series of low key, low ...
And for that reason, Major League Baseball's annual Jackie Robinson Day, tacky as it may seem at times, has profound value. 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.
Not only are the Cavs struggling, but the other top teams in the league are coming into the playoffs playing pretty well. Or maybe they wouldn't be skidding into the first-round matchup with the Indiana Pacers on April 15 at Quicken Loans Arena on a four-game losing streak.
Sunderland manager David Moyes defended his credentials as a Premier League match victor after he was jeered by some sections of the home crowd during Saturday's 2-2 draw with West Ham United. But Wahbi Khazri, starting for the first time since October 29, scored direct from a corner for Sunderland in between before Borini equalised with virtually his first touch as the Wearsiders snatched a point.
Chelsea's preparation to face Jose Mourinho's side was disrupted when goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois injured his ankle during the week. "The second reason is they are the leader". But it is a great feeling to know it is hard for us to lose a match. " Then we have to prioritise and nobody can criticise us if we do things in a different way for the final few matches ".
ABOUT THE OILERS: Captain Connor McDavid notched an assist in the series opener after ending the regular season with a 14-game point streak - the longest in the National Hockey League in 2016-17. ABOUT THE SHARKS: Couture registered one shot and won three of his five faceoffs over 20 minutes, 41 seconds of ice time in his first game since March 25 but was not pleased with his performance.
The Germany midfielder fired home a 71st-minute victor to finally kill off battling Boro, who had dragged themselves back into the game when Alvaro Negredo cancelled out Alexis Sanchez's first-half free-kick five minutes after the restart. Wenger tweaked Arsenal's formation and set out with a three-man defence but the 67-year-old insists it will not be a long-term ploy. "It was not flawless but I think it's good to come back with the win".
The entire Giants Wire staff extends their condolences to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Rooney family. Rooney was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame back in 2000. "He's an example for all of us in how he lived his life and how he ran a sports team, which I think is one of the most successful sports teams in the history of sports".
Last year's race was won by a rookie, however, former F1 driver Alexander Rossi with the same Andretti Autosport team that will run Alonso's vehicle. Jenson Button won the Monaco Grand Prix back in 2009, the same year he took the F1 championship overall.