Author: 0 Wizards-Celtics Rivalry Renewed for the Playoffs

The tides have since turned for Boston , which has gotten out to fast starts in each of the last two matchups. The guard couldn't miss in the first two quarters, draining 10-of-13 shots for 25 points. Just in case a particular slice of National Basketball Association history was unbeknown, every media outlet has blasted it ever since Washington evened matters with the Celtics: The victor of Game 5 in a 2-2 series proceeds to win the series 83 percent of the time .

Sports Mats Zuccarello, Rangers rebound
Author: 0 Mats Zuccarello, Rangers rebound

The Rangers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second period with goals from Jesper Fast and Nick Holden . The Rangers skated a almost identical lineup from Game 2 - despite a shocking late-game collapse - with the only change being Tanner Glass replacing Pavel Buchnevich on the fourth line.

Author: 0 Senators chase Fleury, rout Penguins 5-1 in Game 3

The Senators , boring? They were anything but in this one and now they're only two wins away from a trip to the Cup final. The series is tied, 1-1, after the Penguins shut out the Senators in Game 2 to bounce back from an opening loss. Kyle Turris made it 5-0 late in the second period. It was Brassard's fourth goal of the playoffs. The Senators were at their best in what was their most dominating effort of the playoffs.

Author: 0 Shaken By Protests, Venezuela Sees Casualties Mount As Showdown Deepens

Right-wing leaders say that the intention of the constitutional process called by Maduro is to delay regional and municipal elections slated for this year. The nation's chief prosecutor said it was charging a 27-year-old state police officer in Hernandez's death, whose final moments were purportedly captured in a video circulating on social media.

Sports Celtics get No.1 pick in NBA draft
Author: 0 Celtics get No.1 pick in NBA draft

Kelly Olynyk, the hero of Game 7 against Washington with 26 points, was held scoreless in the opener against Cleveland until Boston's last shot of the game. The ping pong balls finally went Boston's way. After the Boston Celtics earned a trip to the Eastern Conference finals and the No. 1 pick in the 2017 draft less than 24 hours apart, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said the team's patience with its building process has been rewarded.

Sports Thierry Henry: This is how Jose Mourinho will have the last laugh
Author: 0 Thierry Henry: This is how Jose Mourinho will have the last laugh

So I think Mr. Van Gaal left a good group of boys here with very good relations between them, and I've got that in my hands. The Arsenal fans were finally cheering and singing and it is nice for them. In the second half, I thought we played really well and I thought we saw the game out well. However both teams are still way behind the number four spot on the points table.

Sports Huddersfield win shootout to reach playoff final
Author: 0 Huddersfield win shootout to reach playoff final

Huddersfield boss David Wagner hailed his side for continuing to defy the odds after a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Sheffield Wednesday sent them to Wembley. Finally, Barry Bannan swung over a cross for Fletcher to steer an unstoppable header past the diving Danny Ward. Goalkeeper Danny Ward - on load from EPL giants Liverpool - proved Huddersfield's hero by saving spot-kicks by Sam Hutchinson and Fernando Forestieri in the sudden death shootout.

Author: 0 Si Woo Kim becomes youngest ever Players Champion

There are still three more majors and a World Golf Championship remaining among tournaments that offer big ranking points. Last season, Kim was one of two PGA TOUR rookies to qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs finale at the TOUR Championship, thanks in part to a T15 showing at the Dell Technologies Championship - the second of four playoff events.

Author: 0 Romero stars for Man United in 0-0 draw at Southampton

Sergio Romero, in for David De Gea, was the star of the show for United, and was called into action within the first five minutes after Eric Bailly was ajudged to have handled the ball inside the box. When I know the battle is lost I don't fight. But Puel is refusing to contemplate his dismissal, saying: "The chairman said we will have a debrief about the season which is the same with all the teams".

Sports Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin to fight in September
Author: 0 Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin to fight in September

The odds of Chavez beating Alvarez by knockout were 12-1, despite that the 5-feet-9 Alvarez is expected to encounter a significant size disadvantage against the 6-feet-1 Chavez. Alvarez disappointed boxing fans a year ago by surrendering his World Boxing Council middleweight belt to three-belt champion Golovkin rather than fight him.

Sports The New York Yankees retire Derek Jeter's No. 2
Author: 0 The New York Yankees retire Derek Jeter's No. 2

Headley rallies Yanks over Astros 11-6 before Jeter ceremony NEW YORK - The Yankees started celebrating even before ceremonies to retire Derek Jeter's No. Jeter is reportedly teaming with Jeb Bush in trying to buy the Miami Marlins, whom Mattingly manages. Like Jeter, Ortiz is a future Hall of Famer and was as loved during his career in Boston as Jeter was in NY.

Sports Cleveland Indians would be smart to give Corey Kluber some rest
Author: 0 Cleveland Indians would be smart to give Corey Kluber some rest

Detroit left-hander Matthew Boyd (2-2) allowed three runs and five hits in 7 2/3 innings. On top of that, with Ian Kinsler experiencing hamstring tightness on Wednesday night and J.D. Cabrera was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday afternoon but was lifted from the game in the eighth inning. The Indians made a decision to play it safe and put Corey Kluber on the DL with lower back tightness that has bothered him and forced him out after three innings on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Celtics follow euphoria of winning lottery with dud on court

He wished the Cavs and LeBron James luck as well. May 22: Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers, 10:30 A.M. Miami took out Boston in five games in the 2011 East semifinals, then the Heat survived the Celtics in a rousing seven-game series in the 2012 East finals.

Sports Popovich fury at Pachulia over Leonard injury
Author: 0 Popovich fury at Pachulia over Leonard injury

Being an agitator or attempting to get under the skin of an opponent is one thing, but making obviously risky, dirty plays is something else, and that last little step from Pachulia definitely qualifies. All I care about is what I saw. "And the history there makes me very very angry". Warriors acting coach Mike Brown said, "We feel like there's a long list of guys we can choose from, based on who's on the floor for the Spurs at the time and how our flow is offensively and defensively".

Author: 0 Arsenal blanks Sunderland, keeps Champions League hopes alive

Sunderland boss David Moyes: "Every game counts as far as I'm concerned and you're judged in every one, so we have to perform much better against Arsenal". Arsene Wenger has been urged by some ex-stars and supporters to prioritise keeping top scorer Sanchez over midfielder Ozil, who is often criticised for his languid style.

Sports Warriors throttle Spurs to take 2-0 lead
Author: 0 Warriors throttle Spurs to take 2-0 lead

The Golden State Warriors have been one of the most dominant National Basketball Association teams in recent years, and while their All-Star packed roster is a testament to their success , much credit is also due to head coach Steve Kerr. "Unlike Game 1 we did that tonight". Two days after falling behind by 25 points in the first half to a Leonard-led team, the Warriors had a 25-point lead of their own in the 16th minute of the rematch en route to a 72-44 halftime advantage.

Sports Swanson hits tiebreaking HR, Braves beat Blue Jays 9-5
Author: 0 Swanson hits tiebreaking HR, Braves beat Blue Jays 9-5

Supported by a three-run homer from Freddie Freeman and three RBI from Nick Markakis , Colon pitched five innings for the win as the Atlanta Braves trounced the Blue Jays 10-6. I felt good about our chances every time we got in that situation, felt like we were going to make something happen. "We haven't had a clunker in a while, and if we did, we haven't had many of them".

Sports True financial cost of losing Europa League final revealed
Author: 0 True financial cost of losing Europa League final revealed

However, the club lifted its first title under its new coach Jose Mourinho, winning the League Cup in February by beating Southampton 3-2 at Wembley. "I think (it would be different) if we would have met in a different situation". Victory over Ajax Amsterdam in the final on May 24 would be rewarded with a place in next season's Champions League, Europe's most lucrative club competition.

Sports Spurs Dismantled by Warriors in Game 2 of Conference Finals
Author: 0 Spurs Dismantled by Warriors in Game 2 of Conference Finals

James Michael McAdoo played almost 11 minutes for the Warriors, and Damian Jones played 6½. You go back and watch the film, they're both identical: "two guys shooting the ball, two big guys going out to contest, they slide under the shooter a little bit — neither one I think on goal — and one happens to land on one's foot and the other one doesn't".

Author: 0 At a big club, I'd have been sacked...

After the game, Guardiola showed up late to his post-match press conference but, to be fair to the Spaniard, he had a pretty brilliant excuse for his tardiness. "Now we are there every year, but we have to try and be better next season". "At Barcelona or Bayern Munich, if in six months you don't win [anything], you are really out".

Author: 0 Mourinho: I hope Palace go soft on us

I would love to see Griezmann at the football club, we'd all love to see him in English football. Madrid has tried to sign De Gea on multiple occasions in the past and came closest in the summer of 2015, when delays in completing paperwork held up the deal on the final day of the season.

Author: 0 Pogba still unavailable but kids not an option for Mourinho

Nobody can play two big competitions with 15 players, and that's what we had. After the Chicago Fire resoundingly defeated the current Major League Soccer defending champion Seattle Sounders, the German icon was asked if he's been following United's progression through to the Europa League final in Stockholm on May 24th.

Author: 0 Paul Merson states his prediction for Southampton v Man United

Although the team lost 1:2 to Tottenham in the Premier League yesterday, the Portuguese is pleased none of his players sustained injuries and nothing will hinder the big final, due in 2 weeks. "I repeat the same, thank you [to referee] Michael Oliver because we were out of the FA Cup [a quarter-final defeat to Chelsea where Ander Herrera was sent off]".

Sports Warriors rip Spurs, lead series 2-0
Author: 0 Warriors rip Spurs, lead series 2-0

Warriors acting coach Mike Brown, a former assistant to Popovich , said that he believes his old mentor was just protecting his players and pointed to a play that came shortly after where San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge's foot got underneath Stephen Curry on a jumper but there was no call because Curry didn't land on it.

Author: 0 Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield Town

After a goalless first leg at the John Smith's Stadium on Sunday, Carlos Carvalhal's side are favourites to reach Wembley for the second season running. The Sun report on Wednesday Wagner, long touted with the Norwich City head coach vacancy, is ready to quit the club if Town fall short in their play-off quest.

Author: 0 Conte: I'll Stay And Improve Chelsea

He won the league three seasons in a row during his time with Juventus and was eventually offered the Italian National Team job. Antonio Conte's men turned things around from a disastrous 2015-16 campaign to win their sixth English top flight championship.

Sports Tigers' Cabrera sits out with sore left side
Author: 0 Tigers' Cabrera sits out with sore left side

After the second one, the Baltimore Orioles finally held on. Hardy, who added another run-scoring fielder's choice, has seven extra-base hit in 34 games. It was his eighth straight quality start this season. Welington Castillo had his second consecutive three-hit game and drove in a run, and Mark Trumbo added an RBI double for Baltimore (23-15).

Author: 0 Remodeled Aguero finally gets Guardiola's seal of approval

Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City (L) looks dejected after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium on January 21, 2017 in Manchester, England. With Guardiola famed for his work his youngsters from Barcelona to Munich, and Iheanacho genuinely one of the best young talents around, it seemed to be a match made in heaven; there's nothing Guardiola's constantly whirring brain loves more than a malleable youngster.

Author: 0 NHL Playoff Capsules: Penguins take 3-1 series lead on Washington

The Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender came up with a more effective method of retribution against the Washington Capitals. And yet all those opportunities have translated into just one victory. Inside the locker room, the Capitals gave trite answers to reporters about never giving up on a series and how the team could play better. The Penguins got two power plays in the opening period.

Sports Spurs take back home-court advantage with Game 3 win over Rockets
Author: 0 Spurs take back home-court advantage with Game 3 win over Rockets

A scare occurred for the Spurs in the fourth when Tony Parker went out with what appeared to be a serious left leg injury in the mid-fourth quarter. Patty Mills , who most likely will start in Parker's place now, spoke slowly and his voice was thick with emotion as he talked about Parker. His 10.1 points per game in the regular season was his lowest average since his rookie year in 2001-02.

Author: 0 Marcus Rashford Will Get Better Warns Jesse Lingard

Rashford made way for Anthony Martial with 10 minutes of the first-leg tie remaining, but boss Mourinho has played down any fitness concerns. "The players that are in accumulation, they are not going to play next weekend". Rashford also had to be substituted, but Mourinho said that was a result of a problem he carried into the game. United could easily have had one foot in the Stockholm final, but they could not get the commanding result that their dominant play warranted.

Author: 0 Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has taught John Terry a lesson

Even this year will serve me well in the future."Seeing it from the other side - Does the manager speak to players who are not in group?" Terry said he was proud to be ending his time at the club with a fifth Premier League winners' medal and the FA Cup final still to come.

Author: 0 Osuna's 10th-inning HR helps Pirates beat Diamondbacks 6-4

Iannetta was struck in the face by an errant pitch out of the hand of Pirates hurler Johnny Barbato during the seventh inning of the National League showdown. David Peralta singled and Goldschmidt hit his first homer with one out in the bottom of the first inning to put Arizona ahead 2-1. The Pirates are 3-7 in their last 10 Sunday games, and 2-7 in their last nine during game four of a series.

Author: 0 National Hockey League playoffs: Energized Ducks beat Predators, even Western finals

The center has multiple points in three straight games and just tied the franchise record for most points in a postseason with 13. "A cannon", said Nashville head coach Peter Laviolette. Ritchie received an entry feed from Getzlaf and threw a wrister from a ridiculous angle that snuck above Rinne's blocker. For most of the game the Predators were leading the game then Anaheim came back by tying it then taking the lead.

Sports LSU wins first NCAA Men's Golf Regional title in Baton Rouge
Author: 0 LSU wins first NCAA Men's Golf Regional title in Baton Rouge

No. 19 Duke had the day's best round on Tuesday with an even par 288 to reach 3-over for the tournament . The eagle resulted in a five-shot swing from Badhwar's triple-bogey on the same hole one round prior. Jake Marriott (73-75-71-219) tied for 10th, Broc Everett (78-74-71-223) tied for 21st, Viktor Edin (72-74-82-228) tied for 44th and Gustav Andersson (80-72-84-236) tied for 72nd.

Author: 0 Arsenal manager Wenger praises Alexis goal against Southampton

Alexis never gives up and once he has the ball in the box he is always unsafe. It was a very convincing win. "Alexis always grows during the game". We'll need another strong performance at Stoke . We just like to upset teams that maybe sometimes expect to win. 'We still feel we could finish eighth, but we know everything has to go for us, ' Hughes added.

Sports Cavaliers shake off rust, then Celtics
Author: 0 Cavaliers shake off rust, then Celtics

Boston has a minus-7.2 rebound differential through 13 postseason games - the worst mark among the 16 playoff teams. Love had a career playoff-best 32 points and 12 rebounds, becoming just the second James teammate to get 30 points and 10 rebounds in a playoff game (the other was Dwyane Wade ).

Sports LaVar Ball ups shoe deal asking price to $3 billion
Author: 0 LaVar Ball ups shoe deal asking price to $3 billion

Ball: Leave me alone. As the interview went on, Ball seemingly threatened Leahy after she had said she felt Big Baller Brand should do more to cater towards women. "Stay in your lane", Ball responded, without turning around. Cowherd: She's a reporter. "I would never threaten to you ". A source confirmed to ESPN's Darren Rovell that Ball's asking price with the big shoe companies was indeed $1 billion.

Author: 0 Boston Celtics reveal the full extent of Isaiah Thomas' teeth injuries

To avenge Kelly Oubre Jr., who was suspended for charging into Boston's Kelly Olynyk in Game 3 , the crowd lustily booed Olynyk every time he touched the ball. "It's not like we can't go up there and play good basketball". PG John Wall has finished with at least 20 points and seven assists in all 10 of Washington's playoff games this season.

Sports Leonard Fournette signs rookie contract with Jaguars
Author: 0 Leonard Fournette signs rookie contract with Jaguars

It says the deal is fully guaranteed and contains no offset language. The contract has a built-in fifth-year option. Last year's fourth overall pick, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot signed a four-year, $24.9 million deal. "That is my main focus", he said. Fournette ran for 3,830 yards in three years with the LSU Tigers, averaging 6.2 yards a carry and scoring 42 touchdowns.

Author: 0 Real Madrid were never afraid of Atletico comeback, insists Marcelo

It wasn't an easy game, conceding two goals in the first 15 minutes: " We had difficulties at the start of the game , 20-25 minutes, but we shouldn't worry because we were going to create chances". With the UCL final set in stone, the FC panel debate both teams' credentials for claiming the crown in June. "I'm happy and proud to have shown what we are all about", Atletico coach Diego Simeone said.

Author: 0 Boston Celtics get top pick in National Basketball Association draft thanks to Nets trade

Yet, obvious by Magic Johnson's smile, the hated rivals were both celebrating. The 7-foot-2, 275-pound Embiid is a supremely talented player, averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.45 blocked shots last season. Tanking the season for the fourth overall pick is not exactly what they had in mind. Asked following Wednesday's media availability at the team's training facility if extending Embid is a priority, Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo replied, "It's something ...

Sports Sharapova says she'll 'rise up again' after French Open snub
Author: 0 Sharapova says she'll 'rise up again' after French Open snub

Giudicelli said he personally told Sharapova of his ruling during a phone call on Tuesday. Maria Sharapova on WC for French Open: "I won't be following the Facebook live of the FFT, I'll be focusing on my match". “It was inconceivable to take a decision that would have been the opposite of this. "It is now up to you, day by day, one tournament after the next, to find the strength within you to win more major titles, without owing anything to anyone".

Sports The Spurs Can't Win an NBA Championship Without Tony Parker
Author: 0 The Spurs Can't Win an NBA Championship Without Tony Parker

The team said a timeline for Parker's return will be announced at a later date. Specifically, in Game 2 , Parker had 18 points and four assists. Besides that question, the other factor that will determine how much the Spurs miss Parker is how they fill the minutes Mills can't play.

Sports Relentless Nadal sets up Djokovic semi-final
Author: 0 Relentless Nadal sets up Djokovic semi-final

Both Nadal and Goffin have been in the circuit for quite some time , and it is surprising to note that they have only met once in the past, in Monte Carlo 2017, where the Spaniard emerged victorious. The unseeded World No. 52 struck five aces in the final set and lost only three points over his final four service games, while Wawrinka won just two of his seven second-serve points in the third and was broken twice.

Author: 0 Piece of broken bat gets stuck in Wrigley Field netting

The Cubs will keep one hot-hitting rookie in the mix however, as Ian Happ , who has hit two home runs with the Cubs already, will bat fourth and play center field against the Reds . The Cubs then loaded the bases with one out in the last of the first for Candelario, who lined a single to left to bring home Bryant for a 1-1 tie.

Sports Yankees retire Derek Jeter's number 2 jersey
Author: 0 Yankees retire Derek Jeter's number 2 jersey

Derek Jeter held a microphone and spoke without notes to the crowd that filled sold-out Yankee Stadium. Why Mother's Day? Jeter, in the aftermath of the emotional ceremony between games of the Yankees' doubleheader with the Astros, explained how Mother's Day came to share top billing in the Bronx with Jeter Night.