Lionel Messi marked his return to the Barcelona side with a glorious double in a 3-0 gutting of a struggling Sevilla at the Camp Nou. Watch FC Barcelona vs Sevilla FC live streaming on Sky Sports 3 TV Channel. Messi, who had missed Sunday's win in Granada through suspension, strike once again and had Barça out of sight after just 33 minutes when he rifled in a loose ball in the box.
Teams are now keeping us in mind when they talk about winning the league or finishing in the top four. "I was happy because the first target was to qualify [for the Champions League] but after that with the Everton and Middlesbrough games I realised we had to play really, really, really good to win the games".
The German, however, said he would not dwell on either the injury crisis or how Liverpool's rivals were doing in the race for the top four, and urged his side to focus. Liverpool's remaining league games are all against clubs outside the current top seven which should be seen as a positive but I'm not sure Liverpool fans are thinking like that.
It only helps the Warriors, of course, that they are less than two weeks removed from weathering five-plus weeks without Durant. Now they might have to do so again on the playoff stage. "We're pretty thin", Kerr said. "That's totally the expectation but you've got to be careful with this stuff, too. But they went on a really good run when he was out (in Game 1) and they got a lot of confidence playing that way".
But although they were able to fight back in the previous round after losing the first leg of their last-16 tie 0-4 away to Paris Saint-Germain, hopes are not high for a repeat performance, reports Xinhua news agency. Enrique expects the visitors will create more chances to score on Wednesday, so says Barca's approach must be to aim to score five goals . "This Juventus deserves applause for how it approaches every game, whether it's Barcelona or Pescara".
The Finnish driver secured his maiden Formula 1 pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix but on race pace and strategy he reached the chequered flag in third place behind victor Sebastian Vettel for Ferrari and Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.
THE Spurs saw a 25-point lead trimmed to four but held on to beat the Memphis Grizzlies , 96-82, on Monday in San Antonio (Tuesday, Manila time ). The Pacers may be making a lineup change looking for a defensive boost and a way to stay in front of James, Irving and Love. He has class and just plays the game.
While James Harden had a great season and deserves a shot at the MVP, Russell Westbrook took a team who lost Kevin Durant to free agency into a playoff caliber squad, all while rewriting the record books in the process. He had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. NOTES: Thunder coach Billy Donovan tweaked his rotation to include F Doug McDermott who, after not playing in the first half of Game 1, scored eight second-quarter points to help keep the second unit afloat.
But a double by Seattle Mariners right fielder Mitch Haniger off Kyle Barraclough with one out in the ninth denied Miami for the second time in three days. He allowed two runs and five hits in the first inning and surrendered long solo home runs later in the game to Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich.
Tottenham , Chelsea's only remaining title rival, applied pressure by defeating Watford 4-0 hours earlier. Five more wins will be enough to bring the Premier League trophy back to Stamford Bridge, and Alonso says there is a unity of objective among everyone at Chelsea to see it done.
Westbrook passed Oscar Robertson's longstanding mark of 41 that was once thought to be untouchable. Gallinari scored 22 points in the third quarter to give Denver a 14-point lead heading into the fourth, but the Thunder (46-34) rallied to get within two on Westbrook's layup with 27.1 seconds left.
Mike Hoffman of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his goal with teammates in the first period against the Boston Bruins in Game Three. ABOUT THE BRUINS: Already minus center David Krejci and defensemen Torey Krug, Brandon Carlo and Colin Miller, Boston's absorbed another blow when blue-liner Adam McQuaid was hurt in Game 2.
Max Scherzer takes the hill in game 1, and is 1-1 with a 2.13 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Despite being at 101 pitches after six innings, he convinced Dusty Baker to keep him in the game and he ended up throwing a 1-2-3 seventh. On a 3-1 pitch, he grounded sharply to shortstop Wilmer Difo , who started an easy double play to end the inning. "He was spiking his slider, you know what I mean, which usually he doesn't do and evidently he didn't have a very good feel for that slider, ...
Hernandez tried to block the cell door from the inside by jamming the door with various items, Fallon said. Hernandez was found not guilty Friday of two counts of murder in that case, though he was convicted of illegal possession of a firearm.
We were the better team in the first half. Zinedine Zidane described Cristiano Ronaldo as "amazing" and hailed the Real Madrid forward's continued motivation after he made more history with his double against Bayern Munich. Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer denied Ronaldo and Gareth Bale with fine stops and the tie firmly swung in Real's favor in the 61st minute when Javi Martinez was sent off following two quick-fire yellow cards.
Hours after business tycoon Vijay Mallya was arrested in London by Scotland Yard on India's request and released on bail, the Congress tore into the BJP government asking why it did not seek his deportation. "The case (Mallya) is now part of the judicial process in that country (UK) and, as such, will function on judicial considerations", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters here.
Nothing went right for the Oilers Tuesday night. San Jose needed overtime to win Game 1 , and DeBoer said neither team will advance to the second round quickly. The offensive resurgence took all of 15 seconds as San Jose center Joe Pavelski netted the first goal of the evening past Cam Talbot glove side via a deflection off of a Justin Braun slap-shot.
This post was syndicated from Breaking News, Nigeria News and World News - The Guardian Nigeria. The Spanish side had won the initial leg 2-1, allowing them to bring the advantage of two away goals into their home leg. You can't just go home after that and say, "things like that happen in a game". "In extra time, we played with 10 men against 14", said defender Jerome Boateng , meaning the ref and his assistants were on Real's side.
After losing twice in their last four, Tottenham has taken a huge chunk out of Chelsea's once insurmountable lead. After claiming the surprise 2-0 victory over Antonio Conte's title chasers, Red Devils fans took to social media to praise the Spanish global as well as declare their desire to see him named as the club's next captain.
Harden has led the Rockets to the NBA' third-best record (54-26), scoring 29.2 points, 11.2 assists, and 8.1 rebounds. Russell Westbrook has 42 triple-doubles this season, officially breaking Oscar Robertson's record from 1962. Right now, there is no question that Russell Westbrook is the frontrunner for the MVP award this season. "I practice that shot everyday pregame", he said.
Bayern began well, with Thiago Alcantara's close-range shot brilliantly blocked on the goal line by Marcelo. More cheers followed when Kroos junior waved at the supporters, while Kroos senior was also afforded a warm round of applause by his old club.
The veteran forward had 26 points and 12 rebounds to help the Hawks enhance their playoff hopes with a 123-116 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday at Philips Arena. "Ball movement, definitely ball movement", Millsap told reporters of the key to the scoring output. "Things we've tried to get better at all year". Thompson got hurt Tuesday against Orlando and missed Wednesday's game in Boston, snapping his streak of consecutive games played at 447.
Shortly after the official decision was read by Bruce Buffer, Joe Rogan visited with Johnson, who had an unexpected announcement. Cormer defeated Johnson in similar fashion to their first fight, submitting him via rear-naked choke in the second round in the UFC 210 main event.
Raised in Portugal, Dier can speak fluent Portuguese, and that's how he chatted to the TV channel after the win: "We have to believe to the end". "If we win next week it might put a bit more doubt in their minds regarding the Premier League".
Both CJ and Dame have proved all year that they can keep up offensively with anyone but with the absence of Jusuf Nurkic , the Blazers just didn't have anyone that Draymond had to worry himself with. "You've got to give them a lot of credit, they got it going", Green said. "We were able to feed off it until we were able to get our ground". After the game, Lillard and McCollum were asked about the trash talk with Green, and both indicated that it was something they liked and were motivated ...
The Rockets clawed back from a double-digit deficit for a 115-111 victory over the Thunder to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round Western Conference playoff series. As Westbrook almost had a triple-double during the opening half, the Thunder finished with 68 points. When Russell Westbrook went to the bench for a brief rest late in the third period, Oklahoma City had a 12-point lead.
Scheetz says there were roughly 1,000 Oilers fans at the SAP Centre on Sunday night, and he expects a similar turnout Tuesday night. "The good thing is it's a seven game series so we can park this and move on". Making their first playoff appearance in a decade, the Oilers have 20-year-old Art Ross Trophy victor Connor McDavid . The Sharks preached patience after they were held scoreless in games two and three, saying that if they continued to play well on defense and capitalize on their ...
Juventus were brushed aside by Barcelona in the 2015 UEFA Champions League final and will be hoping to exact their revenge by knocking them out at the last eight stage this time. bet365 Sports is offering premium odds if Barcelona can advance at 6.00, whereas a Juventus semifinal berth is worth 1.12. Indeed, the Old Lady have never lost a Champions League away game by more than two so we think they'll have enough of a lead to make it through, though we are backing Barca to win this leg.
Casting a pall over the ceremony was the news about Hernandez, who hanged himself in a prison cell hours before the White House visit, according to MA prison officials. He also had to attend a previous family commitment following their Super Bowl win two years ago. As of Sunday, Tom Brady had reportedly been expected to attend the said festivities.
The Celtics were swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in his first playoffs in 2015, followed by a 4-2 series defeat in 2016 by the Atlanta Hawks. The Chicago Bulls took the first game of their first-round series against the Boston Celtics, serving notice that they were not going to be an easy out.
He was sentenced to life in prison in 2013 for the murder of Odin Llyod, a semipro football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. "The Massachusetts State Police are on scene and the investigation continues". "Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence". The attorney is calling for a "transparent and thorough investigation" into the death of his client.
The two candidates met Sunday in a first-round playoff matchup, where Harden had the clear edge on the stat sheet and scoreboard in the Rockets' 118-87 victory. Sorry, I said I would move on. "It was a team effort in just trying to show him a lot of bodies", the five-year veteran said. Can't one person guard him, of course, we understand that.
The first-leg's hero, Argentinian attacking midfielder Paulo Dybala, was declared fit to play in tonight's match. We are free from pressure. For Barcelona to join Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the 2016-17 Champions League , they will need to score at least three.
The 19-year-old England worldwide played a key role in United's 2-0 win over Premier League leaders Chelsea on Sunday, scoring for the second game running to boost their top-four hopes. "Nobody will remember this part of the season if I don't perform well at the end". Fixtures against Chelsea are not just any other games for Jose Mourinho.
League-wide, defending teams usually win about 55% of puck battles in their own zone, and while the Oilers' forecheck was better than average in game one, they didn't end up outpacing the Sharks in their own zone. But McLellan said their youth could be an advantage. "It really brings the city and the community together and we're all really hyped", Van Rooig said.