Paul Pierce has departed the National Basketball Association (NBA) with "no regrets" despite the bitter disappointment of the Los Angeles Clippers' first-round play-off loss to the Utah Jazz on Sunday. Oddsmakers had mostly ranked the eight teams in this order for most of the regular season. Though, there's surely a caveat here. He picked up his second foul three minutes into the game, his third foul with 10 minutes left in the first half, his fourth with 9 minutes left in the fourth quarter, ...
We're happy with the players who played, those who came on and those that didn't feature. Bayern's Arjen Robben, center, gestures as referee Viktor Kassai of Hungary shows a red card to Bayern's Arturo Vidal during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid , Spain, Tuesday April 18, 2017.
Murray's defeat came a week after he exited the third round at Monte Carlo. Nadal has been in outstanding form in 2017 and despite winning only one title as of now, the Spaniard has reached the final of four tournaments this year. "Sometimes, in moments like those, when Rafael began to say: 'No, not with the injury.' I always answered back: 'That's just the way it is". The second set was a procession as Thiem's frustration at his inability to break through Nadal's defenses saw him ...
Murray endured another lengthy opening service game at the beginning of the second set to nudge 1-0 up before Ramos-Vinolas held for the first time in the match to level the scores and kickstart his revival. Three-time Grand Slam victor Wawrinka won Monte Carlo three years ago over compatriot and friend Roger Federer . Wednesday's later matches saw world No.11 Grigor Dimitrov , the eighth seed, suffer an unexpected 4-6 6-3 6-2 defeat at the hands of German qualifier Jan-Lennard Struff.
The Raptors were more physical in how they defended Antetokounmpo, throwing different bodies at him, Toronto much better in limiting driving lanes, an area Antetokounmpo needs one step, sometimes half a step, before finishing at the rim. "We've been here before in a hostile environment", Casey said. "All throughout the night they were looking to trap [DeRozan and Lowry] and take them away as much as possible, so we have to do our job collectively of relieving the pressure on them".
With five games left, Chelsea hold a four-point advantage at the top of the table, with many feeling this is their most hard test of the run in. When Lukaku left Chelsea , it was much to the dismay of the fans who desperately wanted to see how their talented youngster would develop.
The Chiefs could definitely be one such team. Tennessee still managed to land one of the draft's best players, All Pro T Jack Conklin , and took promising rookie RB Derrick Henry with one of the picks they got from Los Angeles. It would be foolish to dismiss a wide receiver prospect just because he played at a less prominent college program. Like Watkins, Davis is able to win in both the big and small game and is a gifted possession receiver in the short and intermediate parts of the field.
Kyrie Irving added 28 points and Deron Williams finished with 14 points off the bench. Washington showed this season in going toe-to-toe with Cleveland twice (losing in overtime at home in February before blowing out the Cavaliers in Cleveland last month) that it relishes the opportunity to face James.
Werenski returned in the third period with a full facemask and a significant cut and bruise under his right eye. Werenski tweeted a photo of his eye after the game. Radulov, who got the overtime victor in Game 2 on Friday night after Tomas Plekanec tied it with 18 seconds left in regulation, has two goals and three assists in the past two games.
Some of the best athletes get hurt and don't get a chance to get on the field. General manager Mike Maccagnan announced after the team finished making its picks in the National Football League draft Saturday that Smith was injured the week before the Jets began their offseason workouts in mid-April.
But he fell out of contention in the race after being dropped on the final climb of Saturday's Queen stage, won by Yates. Eventually taking second on the stage behind Simon Yates, Porte didn't even seem to attack, simply riding off the front of the peloton with no one able to follow.
Fourth-place Lazio remained seven points behind Napoli after two goals from Keita Balde Diao and another from Dusan Basta handed them a first derby win in the league in almost five years. We should've kept more possession, as we did in the opening 10 minutes, and that would've worn Lazio down, making it easier for us to break them down.
Daniel Sturridge is also available after missing last week's defeat to Crystal Palace. Adam Lallana could be part of the squad to face Watford tonight, after recovering from the latest in a number of injuries the 28-year-old has suffered on worldwide duty in recent years.
This first meeting between North Carolina and Notre Dame in ACC Championship play came on a muggy, partly sunny, breezy, 80-degree day in Durham, North Carolina. The final score reflects the largest margin in any of the last five North Carolina games. "Kelly turned the whole game around winning 10-of-11 faceoffs in the fourth quarter".
The Packers selected Jones with the 61st overall pick in the second round. "I'm excited to work with him as well as the other backs there, and I'm excited to learn from them". With their second pick in the second round, the Packers continued to add depth with the selection of Josh Jones out of N.C. State. "(Jones) isn't one of those guys that tested well and then you don't see the athletic traits on the tape", Gutekunst said.
James was on fire in the second half, and finished the game with 41 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists. James is the first player under the current playoff format to win 21 straight first-round games. Five Pacers scored in double figures, with Myles Turner and Lance Stephenson each reaching or surpassing 20 points. The Pacers' season will be defined by consistent inconsistency, overall dysfunction, the looming cloud of Paul George's future with the team, and serves as the latest ...
While Davis may not come into his professional career as a number one receiver from the start, he is could be a Day 1 starter if he's paired up opposite a true primary receiver that he is able to compliment and learn from. Thursday night will be the first major step toward his goal of not letting his future kids grow up the way he did. He bolstered depth on defense with UCLA linebacker Jayon Brown in the fifth round and TCU outside linebacker Josh Carraway with the first of three picks in ...
Despite pre-match expectations of the contest being a long slog with plenty of tactical play, Selby and Higgins quickly got into their rhythm, stroking in seven breaks over 50, including the 41-year-old Scot's century. Selby recently passed a two-year milestone in his unbroken run at number one, and began the final as favourite to lift the trophy and £375,000 top prize.
Thames appeared to be favoring his left hamstring and came out before the Reds batted. BRAVES 8, METS 2: Julio Teheran stifled the Mets into the seventh inning, Robert Gsellman staggered through a five-run first and Atlanta handed host NY its fifth straight loss.
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors are arguably the best two teams in the league. We understand that. We understand LeBron James is a quasi-point guard. Key stats: The Cavaliers averaged a playoff-low 4.5 fastbreak points per game versus IN; the Raptors are the only East playoff team that ranked IN the top 10 for offense and defense this season.
Flowers and Wise played together with the Razorbacks from 2012 to 2014. "He was a mentor to me throughout his last three years, my first three years. I have a good relationship with Trey and looking forward to meeting him out there and working with him".
The 30-year-old has struggled keeping the ball in the park, surrendering six homers in his four starts after permitting 22 in each of the past two seasons. The four hits and six RBIs were career highs for Bour, who fell a triple short of the cycle and capped his performance with a two-run homer to the right-field upper deck in the seventh.
The feeling for me was that besides Mitch, Deshaun Watson was going to be the next QB for an National Football League team to overreach. But as expected, the hard work is just beginning. Since being drafted in 2014, Savage has moved up the depth chart only to see Houston bring in more guys. Watson, however, needs to step up during the Texans' playoff and championship window.
The Spaniard claimed his 10th Barcelona Open title, 51st overall on clay, on Sunday beating Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 to give himself the flawless start to his favourite clay court season on the tennis calendar. Thiem in the semifinals earned his first victory against a world No. 1 when he defeated Andy Murray . World number one Andy Murray has exited the Barcelona Open after losing in the semi-finals to Dominic Thiem .
But that lasted just three minutes, with Marcelo bounding forward (despite it being his eighth game in 25 days) and scoring the victor to keep Madrid on track. "We haven't been getting as many clean sheets as we did past year", Zidane said. Real Madrid players celebrate their side's second goal against Valencia during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Saturday, April 29, 2017 .
What exactly does Stastny bring to the Blues lineup? Then the Blues exacted their revenge on Saturday for the loss in 2015, this time with former Wild coach Mike Yeo directing the bruising bunch and goalie Jake Allen performing like a Conn Smythe Trophy candidate.
She has just two wins in 21 head-to-head meetings with rival Williams. Her inactivity has allowed Germany's Angelique Kerber to take the No. 1 ranking. The American athlete has not played since the Australian Open , when she would have been about 10 weeks pregnant, citing a knee injury as her reason to withdrawal from the BNP Paribas Open and the Miami Open .
T.J. Watt fills one of them perfectly. "What it does is when you're not sure, it (favors Watt) because of the way T.J. goes about it". The past two seasons, one of the most valuable players the Pittsburgh Steelers have had was running back DeAngelo Williams, and as the draft was going Friday night he might have seen his replacement be drafted in James Conner .
Now, Wall has taken his revenge on social media for a post that Schroder posted two years ago. They did what they were expected to do, but did not overly impress as the opponent was rather weak. The ferocity between the two teams ignited back in January. "They're leaders. They're doing a great job". The majority of those shots for the Wizards belonged to Wall, Beal and Morris, and in addition to Wall, Beal almost destroyed the Hawks himself with 31 points and three steals.
Fast and Nash's goals were only New York's fifth and sixth in the Rangers last seven playoff games at Madison Square Garden. Fleury has made 70 saves in the two games since Matt Murray suffered a lower-body injury during warmups before the opener.
For once, it's actually good news when it comes to Liverpool's squad's injuries; Adam Lallana is expected to make his awaited comeback against Watford . That is one of only five wins over the Reds in 27 attempts, but Watford have at least won three of the nine league meetings at Vicarage Road. The home side's recent lack of goals - 10 in their last 10 league games - is going to be something that Liverpool will have to exploit and it's likely if they can nick an early goal, the Hornets ...
It seems Joshua is leaving no stone unturned in his preparations for the biggest fight of his career to date, a heavyweight showdown with Wladimir Klitschko . "The build-up to the fight is different to anything else I have had". "This is about him, I wouldn't want him to compare himself to anyone". "I think it's more of a point that Britain's always overlooked".
All three AFC East teams chose to go with a defensive player in round one on Thursday, presumably to counter New England's outrageous offense. Demarcus Walker's selection at number 51 overall by the Denver Broncos made him the second player from Sandalwood High School to be drafted into the NFL.
The Cleveland Browns selected DE MYLES GARRETT with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, marking the first time in Texas A&M history that a player was chosen first overall. Despite being the consensus top prospect in the draft , many were questioning Garrett's place atop the National Football League draft board during the pre-draft process.
The Browns traded from No. 12 to No. 25, acquiring a 2018 first-round pick from the Houston Texans. The L.A. Rams did not have a first-round pick, having traded it past year to Tennessee for the top pick, which L.A. This wasn't supposed to be a strong quarterback class and yet three were chosen in the top 12 - not by the Browns, who are already set for next season with two first-round picks and three second-rounders.