Chicago can give second-year coach Fred Hoiberg his first playoff appearance by beating the Nets (20-61). "Look at these guys - Jeremy Lin , Brook Lopez , Trevor Booker - these three are going to be held out for rest. We played two solid games to end the season and get ourselves into the postseason. Every team, especially in the Eastern Conference, has had its ups and downs, has had a challenging year.
Per Green Bay's announcement Tuesday, Hawk informed Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson of his decision to retire with the Packers. Hawk, drafted No. He was released by the Falcons last October after appearing in just one game. Hawk's best season came in 2010, when he produced 111 tackles, three interceptions and 10 passes defended, while also making the Pro Bowl and winning Super Bowl XLV.
I was not surprised to see Jose Mourinho get his tactics spot on for Manchester United's 2-0 win over Chelsea, but he did not do it the way I expected. "The league is open and we have a 50 percent (chance) to win the league". We don't know if that was the reason or not but it didn't matter because Man United dominated Chelsea and beat them 2-0 at Old Trafford .
Tortorella wanted his team to experience a playoff victory. Patric Hornqvist, Ron Hainsey, Tom Kuhnhackl and Jake Guentzel scored goals for the Penguins. The Penguins responded to pull within one again at 2:10 of the third on Kuhnhackl's goal. "We're all excited here tonight", Columbus winger Brandon Saad said.
Leicester City tonight meet Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the quarter finals. Leicester host Atletico on April 18 in the return leg. The conversation will be with Wes and our medical department and we'll give him every opportunity between now and then but if he's not ready we won't take a gamble.
Kahwi shot more free throws than the whole team. Kawhi Leonard will have a huge night on both ends of the court and the Spurs will travel to the Memphis along with the stats of 2-0 leads. Fast-forward to Game 2 and, at one point, the Spurs led by as many as 25 points in what appeared to be another blowout. "I thought we lost our composure and got frantic out there", McMillan said of his team's third-quarter meltdown.
We clearly have the firepower to score and rather than focus on the overall goal, the team will undoubtedly focus on each smaller milestone. "We have to play a ideal game". Future Barca coach Bobby Robson's Ipswich side looked to have this last 16 tie in the bag with a famous 3-0 first leg success at Portman Road. In those 25 games, they've averaged 3.4 goals per match, which, if they don't concede, would be enough for extra time at least.
The two London sides will now do battle at Wembley on Saturday evening for a place in the FA Cup final against either Arsenal or Manchester City. Tottenham are more than holding their own, and whilst some of the world media are still to learn fully of the stadium development plans, when they do find out it's always covered positively, such is the good feeling towards Spurs.
Without a win in four Premier League away matches Arsenal feared the wait would endure when Alvaro Negredo cancelled out Sanchez's opening goal, but Ozil struck to lift the Gunners to sixth place. "I felt that when we scored we had Arsenal on the back foot and at that point we just needed the ball to fall to us". From there, Arsenal did well to largely shut the game down-barring a nervy late chance for Boro from a free-kick after more poor Gunners defending.
But Golden State had the game's two most productive frontcourt players, with Draymond Green complementing Durant with a brilliant all-around performance that featured 19 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists, five blocked shots and three steals.
Game 5 is scheduled for Thursday night in Montreal. I like the Canadiens on the road again today. "We have to start thinking about what needs to be done". But Julien said the Canadiens can't take anything for granted. They did it while executing another delicate balancing act. These experienced players need to step up for their team.
Just as there have been some great moments, there will also be some challenging times as well and as fans our level of commitment shouldn't waver dependent upon results. Barcelona have scored at least three goals in seven of their last eight Champions League games at the Camp Nou. Arepeat performance is needed on Wednesday against a side that has not conceded a Champions League goal since November.
His 15 points and 6 rebounds helped weather the unanticipated storm. He led the National Basketball Association in Defensive Win Shares (6.0), ranked third in overall Defensive Rating (99.2), 10th in Offensive Win Shares (8.3, ahead of Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Giannis Antetokounmpo, to give you some perspective) and 13th in Box Plus/Minus (5.9).
If the Blazers somehow manage to steal a game in Oakland we can expect bedlam at the Moda Center on Saturday when both teams come to Portland for the crucial game 3. When they get going like that they are the toughest in the league to stop. "For me, it's just going to make me raise the level of my game because I take [Green's trash talk] as a challenge", Lillard said after his team's 121-109 loss.
But despite having the momentum, they were at the distinct disadvantage of having to play extra-time with 10 men, and eventually crumbled to Madrid's might. Police needed to intervene as three angry Bayern Munich stars reportedly stormed the match officials' dressing room and verbally attacked the officiating team after their UEFA Champions League loss to Real Madrid on Tuesday.
But now that he's signed, more options actually open up. Butler previously visited the New Orleans Saints, but the team had no initial plans to sign him to an offer sheet. Instead, the Patriots gave the money to free agent Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore , a 2012 first-round draft pick who made the Pro Bowl last season after recording 48 tackles and a career-high five interceptions.
Then, 3:42 into the second period and with Kevan Miller in the box for interference, Hoffman scored his second goal for the three-goal Ottawa advantage. "I'm letting the pucks find me a little bit more in those areas, yes". I said yesterday in the preview that it would come down to goaltending, and in a series where both goalies have struggled and have sub-.900 save percentages, it might be Craig Anderson's third period stop on David Backes at the lip of the crease that made the difference.
After a goalless but absorbing first half, Bayern took the lead from the spot through Lewandowski's nonchalant penalty after Casemiro, who had a compelling case to be dismissed for a second booking, caught Robben. Barcelona were the last team to leave the Bernabeu with a clean sheet (2-0 in April 2011). The Spain defender has been the scorer of so many important goals for Madrid down the years and he looked in a confident mood as he roused the crowd in the moments leading up to his ...
Jared Hughes came in to relieve Nelson and promptly allowed the tying run to score on an RBI triple by Jon Jay. Cubs starter John Lackey (1-2) pitched six innings, allowing four runs on seven hits. The second base that was used in the ninth inning of Game 5 at Wrigley Field, when the Cubs won their first World Series game at home since 1945, went for $43,025.
That's exactly what happened Saturday night as the Preds rolled Chicago to take a 2-0 series lead back to Nashville. The Blackhawks have won three Stanley Cups in the past seven years and they are the No. Needless to say, head coach Joel Quenneville isn't thrilled. But the Predators eventually started to control the action, and their high-scoring top line of Arvidsson, Johansen and Filip Forsberg silenced the fans with one nice sequence.
Towards the end of the match, they refused to return the match ball when it came their way before beginning chants of " You're not fit to wear the shirt " when Hector Bellerin came over to take a throw. Why does Wenger not try to nullify the opposition or go after their weaknesses because that's exactly what Palace boss Sam Allardyce did? Former England forward and Sportsmail columnist Chris Sutton believes Arsenal need to replace Arsene Wenger .
Francisco "Isco" Alarcon scored his second goal of the match in the 90th minute to salvage a 3-2 win for Real Madrid at Sporting Gijon on Saturday, keeping it on course for its first Spanish league title in five years. His first goal was a work of art, lots of quick touches in the area to dart away from the defence and then a curled left-foot finish in to the top corner.
There were also choruses of "David Moyes had a dream, to fuck our football team" and boos when the home manager ventured from his dugout. Former Liverpool player Fabio Borini had only just taken to the field to replace Billy Jones, who suffered a head injury, when he fired in a low shot past West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph.
Under the drug agreement, Marte is ineligible for the 2017 postseason if the Pirates were to advance. We will continue to fight for the division title with the m. Marte broke out last season and became the Pirates best all-around player. Marte, 28, was not playing for a contract-he is in the fourth year of a six-year, $31 million deal that could extend to eight years, $55 million through 2021 thanks to two club options.
Although the resulting Memphis Grizzlies' third-quarter renaissance succeeded in turning a rout into a hard-fought battle, the resourceful San Antonio Spurs still prevailed 96-82. Zach Randolph, at 35 years old, grabbed the game in a chokehold in the second half, bulling his way through Spurs defenders like he has for the past 16 years.
Cavaliers: James (357) jumped Magic Johnson (358) for third place in career playoff steals and hopped Robert Parish for eighth in rebounds. Stephenson scored 16 points against the Cavs in Game 1 , then added 13 in Game 2 . He finished with five points in 20 minutes, but his contributions went way beyond the box score. "But we found a way to pull the game out, and we'll be better".
Montreal fired 31 shots on New York's Henrik Lundqvist , who recorded his 10th career playoff shutout - a record high amongst active National Hockey League goaltenders. He kept the Rangers from falling behind early on as he stopped Andrew Shaw on a breakaway midway through the first period. He did exactly that in the first period with an all-out charge that would have resulted in a goal if Nash hadn't crashed into Price, resulting in a penalty for goaltender interference.
I did and I think we will be better". "We need to start translating our home form to when we go away because in front of our own fans we are playing well and with a lot of confident", said Silva. "We played with huge personality and not waiting. I have intelligent players and they know the situation". He added: "I like to convince our players to play in that way.
Radulov earned his fourth assist of the series on the play. That triggered an offensive surge, but the Penguins weren't able to tie the score before the second intermission, allowing Columbus to regroup for the third. The Penguins took the lead (Jake Guentzel's second goal of the night) during a power play with Brandon Dubinsky in the box. Mike Sullivan's decision to throw together Sidney Crosby , Conor Sheary and Jake Guentzel was two parts pragmatism and one part experimentation.
Jason Zucker had a breakaway in the first period after exiting the box for his slashing penalty, but his errant pass to a streaking Eric Staal was fumbled along with a scoring chance as good as any of the dozens they generated in Game 1 while outshooting the Blues an overwhelming 52-26.
A few feet away from his in the Hawks dressing room, captain Jonathan Toews was answering a question about there being added pressure on himself and other Hawks veterans to come back from this precipice. Only a handful of the sellout crowd of 17,113 left before an overtime period that crossed into early Tuesday morning. Last night in Nashville , Carrie Underwood made a surprise performance.
This is eerily similar to Tyronn Lue's declaration that he had something of a secret plan to fix Cleveland's defense. Every team is different. The Cavaliers will now face the Indiana Pacers in the first-round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs.
Madrid needed two goals from Francisco " Isco " Alarcon, including his 90th-minute victor, to stay three points ahead of Barcelona at the top of the table after prevailing 3-2 at Sporting Gijon . They made hard work of it, too, having to fight to come from behind to pick up a well earned 3-2 victory, thus extending their lead over Barcelona at the top of the table to three points with a game in hand.
The Wales global was taken off in the 59th minute of the holders' Champions League quarter-final first-leg victory at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday. Ronaldo is now aware of the actions of his team-mates and believes he still deserves to be Real's main man. "Neuer was very good, he made some saves", he said.
Boro's status as the lowest scorers in the top four tiers of English football made it hard to see them getting back into the match, but it took just five minutes for them to find an equaliser after the restart as Arsenal once again failed to keep a clean sheet on the road.