Author: 0 Diego Simeone not giving up on Champions League semi-final

Ronaldo then smashed home from just inside the area and turned home Lucas Vazquez's cross in the final 20 minutes as Real continued their domination of Atletico having eliminated them in the Champions League for the past three seasons. "It works because we have great players with great attitudes", he added. Madrid is trying to beat Atletico in the Champions League for the fourth straight time.

Author: 0 Bertans' Spurs advance to NBA's Western Conference finals

He also said he will make sure Harden has more help - and make adjustments to his playing time . The win sealed passage to the Western Conference Finals for the Spurs, and it was the first time San Antonio defeated Houston in a postseason series under Popovich.

Sports Capitals, Ducks confront Game 7 demons vs. Penguins, Oilers
Author: 0 Capitals, Ducks confront Game 7 demons vs. Penguins, Oilers

On Jan. 12 at Canadian Tire Centre, Mike Condon made 29 saves and Bobby Ryan, Tom Pyatt, Hoffman and Stone scored against Murray in a 4-1 win over the Penguins, whose only response came from Conor Sheary. The play occurred with 2:14 to go in the first period. Overall this postseason, the Pens are 5th in the National Hockey League in faceoff win percentage at 52.8 percent.

Author: 0 San Antonio Spurs: Takeaways from Game 6 in Houston

Coach Mike D'Antoni's new-look Rockets weren't expected to bow out feebly like this. "I just told the guys they had an unbelievable year", D'Antoni said. S. "We've got a whole put it behind us", Harden said. "Everything falls on my shoulders". He had 11 rebounds, five assists and three blocks giving the team what it needed on both ends.

Author: 0 Sami Vatanen returns to Ducks lineup vs. Oilers

The Oilers finished with two goals on the man advantage in their 5-3 defeat of the Ducks, giving them their first regulation loss since March 10 and their first loss in the 2017 playoffs. Maroon also understands the pressure the Ducks now face, having played five seasons in Anaheim. A sold-out Honda Center could barely keep up when a tense 1-1 game morphed into a free-for-all as each team scored two goals apiece in a 4:24 span midway through the third.

Author: 0 James, Cavs complete sweep of Raptors

The team previous year beat a 73-win Golden State team and now they are looking unbeatable to what it seems like an inevitable meeting with Golden State again in the finals. Fair a belief as that may be, the core in this scenario consists of Carroll, DeRozan, Serge Ibaka , and Lowry-and we'll get to Valanciunas. P.J Tucker had 14 points and 12 assists in his first career playoff start.

Sports Swansea leapfrog Hull in relegation battle
Author: 0 Swansea leapfrog Hull in relegation battle

He has at least ended the campaign by ending a drought of 1,035 minutes without scoring at club level by adding the 15th for the division's bottom club. Harry Maguire also shaved the side netting. The nervy home crowd provided an atmosphere more of hope rather than expectation from nearly the first whistle, and that pretty much turned to resignation after Jones put Sunderland ahead.

Sports Ronaldo hat-trick shrinks Athletico Madrid
Author: 0 Ronaldo hat-trick shrinks Athletico Madrid

But Madrid were in front three minutes later as Casemiro chopped a cross into the ground, and as it bounced up Ronaldo rose highest to head into the net. I want to give my all to the club with the time left on my contract with Real Madrid , I will try to do my best, score goals and work to ensure that Real Madrid wins titles.

Author: 0 Eagles don't think twice, take Barnett in first round

I was always interested in football ... "Most definitely, because he's seen me struggle", Christine Barnett told WBIR before leaving for the draft. "He's a legend in the state of Tennessee". That's why it trended toward curious that the Eagles didn't immediately plant him at the top of their depth chart, suggesting that he is still developing.

Sports Toronto Raptors: 5 reasons to keep the core intact
Author: 0 Toronto Raptors: 5 reasons to keep the core intact

Either way, Lue secretly worked on a trapping defensive scheme with his players in March and April at practice - while they were losing games and getting burned on defense, no less - prepping for the playoffs. "I sometimes feel like that wasn't our team that we saw out there", Ujiri said of the sweep. In this postseason run, they've dispatched the Indiana Pacers and Raptors without taking a step back.

Sports I'm Not Sure Sidney Crosby's Brain Is OK
Author: 0 I'm Not Sure Sidney Crosby's Brain Is OK

That they're not burdened by the weight of the team's history of playoff flameouts, one most of the guys in red, white and blue had nothing to do with. Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan tinkered with his line combinations reuniting the "HBK" line (Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel ) that played an instrumental part in the team's Cup run last spring.

Author: 0 RWC draw throws up thrills and spills as England face tough ask

The Springboks won their biggest cup match, the 1995 final that was portrayed in the movie "Invictus", but the All Blacks have won their last two cup matches, including in the 2015 semifinals. The 1991 champions and two-time finalists face another arduous pool in Japan . Ireland will be favourites to win Pool A as they set about trying to improve a World Cup record that has never seen them progress beyond the quarter-finals.

Sports Watch GL vs SRH live IPL 10 match on Hotstar
Author: 0 Watch GL vs SRH live IPL 10 match on Hotstar

It has hosted one game this season, a high-scoring one between DD and GL. Hello and Welcome to our Live Coverage of Match No. 53 of the IPL between Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Kanpur . That paid dividends as the Afghan all-rounder stifled the Mumbai batsmen by giving away just 13 runs in his four overs. SRH now have 15 points having won 7 out of 13 games they have played this season.

Author: 0 Fabregas and Courtois revel in Chelsea's Premier League glory

Friday's win moved them 10 points clear of second-placed Tottenham who have three games remaining. Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas admitted the pressure of trying to finish off the title race had contributed to a less than dominant display from his side.

Author: 0 Antonio Conte targets more silverware after Chelsea seal Premier League title

Former England captain Terry has now won five Premier League titles and Lampard suggested the 36-year-old's influence will be tough to replace. We gave them a really good game, that's what we wanted to do. One lucky punter in the United Kingdom has pulled off the near-impossible, turning a paltry £10 ($17) bet into £71,000 ($124,000) after correctly predicting exactly how the English Premier League would end.

Sports Harden's great season for Rockets ends in embarrassing loss
Author: 0 Harden's great season for Rockets ends in embarrassing loss

The San Antonio Spurs lost Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals series to the Rockets by 27 points . According to ESPN , Harden scored just 10 points in the entire game and had seven assists and six turnovers. "Everybody picked it up", Popovich said. Save his energy, play him less, manage it better. You look at D.J. The lineup of Mills, Murray, Anderson, Lee and Simmons hadn't played a single minute together during the regular season.

Sports McCann, McCullers lead MLB-best Astros past Yankees, 5-1
Author: 0 McCann, McCullers lead MLB-best Astros past Yankees, 5-1

The Astros didn't need much hitting behind the bearded Keuchel. NY (21-12) has dropped three in a row for the first time since the opening week of the season. Despite the setback, NY is 20-8 in its last 28 games. Astros: Reddick was rested against the lefty before entering on defence in the seventh, and Carlos Beltran made his first start this season in right field.

Sports Lightweights Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee Brawl During UFC Press Conference
Author: 0 Lightweights Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee Brawl During UFC Press Conference

During the attempts to keep Chiesa contained, Lee managed to jump right over the security guy with an overhand right that appeared to land on the mulleted Washingtonian. Chiesa stormed off, while Lee was escorted to the backstage area with broken glasses. Shame on you, Kevin. Chiesa went absolutely nuclear in his response: " Don't you ever talk about my f*cking mom ".

Sports Dallas Stars sign goalie Ben Bishop to 6-year, $29.5M deal
Author: 0 Dallas Stars sign goalie Ben Bishop to 6-year, $29.5M deal

The Denver native spent the 2004-05 season with the NAHL's Texas Tornado, playing in the same rink that holds the Stars' training complex in suburban Frisco. Bishop is 148-80-25 in 270 games with the Lightning, Kings, Ottawa Senators and St. Louis Blues. He posted the worst save percentage of his career since becoming a regular starting goalie and failed to make much impact in the Kings late-season playoff push.

Sports DeRozan helps Raptors eliminate Bucks
Author: 0 DeRozan helps Raptors eliminate Bucks

He's failed to reach the 20-point mark in four of the five games, and the point guard is shooting less than 41 percent from the field. On Thursday, the Bucks are hosting a massive pep rally leading up to the 6:00 p.m. "Our tempo was extremely slow", said Bucks coach Jason Kidd. "Guys need time off to recuperate and we should understand that more now than we did a year ago ...

Author: 0 Rohit Sharma returns in India's Champions Trophy squad

The ICC has reportedly offered India another $100 million but that is yet to be accepted by the BCCI. MS Dhoni has recently nocked few significant innings in ongoing IPL while playing for his franchise RPS. "According to me, he is still the best wicketkeeper in world cricket", Prasad, who himself was a wicketkeeper, said. They will also attend a week-long training camp from the third week of May in Birmingham to prepare for the eight-team event, beginning June 1 in England and Wales.

Sports Ex-baseball star Doug DeCinces guilty of insider trading
Author: 0 Ex-baseball star Doug DeCinces guilty of insider trading

Attorney's Office. When New York Stock Exchange officials grew suspicious of the traders and began to make inquiries, Mazzo lied about knowing Murray and another of DeCinces' friends, who also profited from the stock, Cazares said. A sentencing date has not been set. At the time of the merger, Advanced Medical Optics had seen its stock price plunge from more than $30 to under $10 in the wake of the 2008 Wall Street crash.

Sports Gray set for Burnley talks
Author: 0 Gray set for Burnley talks

It was something we set out at the start of the season to achieve - survival. Speaking about a potential move for Wilshere, Howe told the press, as quoted by Sky Sports on their website: "I think that's going to be really hard for us". Sean Dyche will lead Burnley for the 200th time in a league game this weekend. Only Romelu Lukaku (14) and Harry Kane (13) have scored more goals than Josh King in 2017 in the Premier League (12).

Author: 0 Rockets extinguished by Spurs

San Antonio won the second-round series in six games and punched their ticket to the Western Conference playoff finals against the Golden State Warriors, which kicks off on Sunday. That was not James Harden that showed up for the Houston Rockets tonight. "The guy who is hardest on James is James", Morey said. "Everyone's disappointed, but he's No.

Sports Sacramento couple elopes at Mount Everest
Author: 0 Sacramento couple elopes at Mount Everest

Adventure photographer Charleton Churchill was there to document the epic journey, a dream of his since 2011. A travel-loving couple recently set all kinds of couple goals with their wedding photoshoot on Mount Everest and the photos look magical.

Sports Liverpool forward Mane cleans up Reds end of season awards
Author: 0 Liverpool forward Mane cleans up Reds end of season awards

Senegal global Sadio Mane on Tuesday, May 9 won Liverpool Players' Player of the Season and the Player of the season awards at the club's end of season bash. Mane scored 13 goals in his impressive debut campaign and said: "It's a big honour for me to win these trophies, especially with all of the great players in the dressing room".

Author: 0 How Chelsea players and staff celebrated after winning the Premier League title

It was Chelsea's sixth league title and fifth in the EPL era. The club's total is the highest in the league. But the Blues gave the flawless response, ignoring the doubters to clinch the club's second title in three seasons. patiently. while their mister completed his media duties. I show my passion and my will, my desire to stay with my players in every moment of the game.

Author: 0 Celtics come up empty in Washington

When he left the game the Wizards trailed by five points. The other backup guard, Rozier, got ejected. The Celtics shot just 31.3 percent (5-of-16) in that pivotal third quarter when the Wizards outscored Boston 42-20. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 7-18 ATS in their last 25 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

Sports Los Blancos through to CL final
Author: 0 Los Blancos through to CL final

This time it looked his absence was only a precautionary measure as Varane returned to action days later to play the second leg of the semi-finals against Atletico Madrid which saw Real Madrid make the final with a 4-2 on aggregate. Sevilla look like Real's most hard opponents in their three remaining games, though Jorge Sampaoli's team are far from the swashbuckling side who ended Real's 40-game unbeaten run in January.

Sports Juventus stat blows the minds of all football fans after Monaco masterclass
Author: 0 Juventus stat blows the minds of all football fans after Monaco masterclass

It was Juve however, that opened scoring in the 29 minutes courtesy of a brilliant team goal that saw Paulo Dybala and Dani Alves combine to set up Higuain who swept home from close range. They will host Monaco in next Tuesday's return leg. Buffon, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, has won nearly all there is to win in the game - apart from the Champions League.

Author: 0 Rory McIlroy dealing with sore back again

Hopefully that's what it shows in the scan. Danny Willett's troubles continued after withdrawing only nine holes into his second round. The initial injury was a good bit more painful, but the European Tour's flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship, is in just two weeks.

Author: 0 Arsenal are up for a top-four charge, Wenger claims

Paul Merson believes Arsenal will overhaul Liverpool in the race to secure a top-four finish. Ibrahim Afellay is set to miss the game with a knee injury. As for the visitors, Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side find themselves fifth in the division with 66 points from 35 games , having won four of their last five games .

Author: 0 Canadian David Hearn in the hunt at Players Championship

That's when the tournament will finally start to take shape, and while Oosthuizen and Stanley stood out with the best scores of the second round, both know it can change quickly. Singh had birdie looks on each of his last six holes, including a 10-footer at No. 16 and an 8-footer at No. 17, but none would drop. "There's been a lot of consistency this year", Stanley said .

Sports West Indies slide to 97-3 after Pakistan's 376 in 3rd test
Author: 0 West Indies slide to 97-3 after Pakistan's 376 in 3rd test

Pakistan bowlers kept things tight right from ball one as West Indies could manage only 25 runs in 15 overs. Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir had figures of 23-11-24-0. Having batted grittily for nearly three hours, Hope mistimed a drive off the very last ball of the post-lunch session to be caught for 29. Shane Dowrich and Jason Holder were holding the wicket for West Indies at the end of day three.

Sports Israeli creates elaborate video ad to sell old vehicle
Author: 0 Israeli creates elaborate video ad to sell old vehicle

Come to think of it, the Vitara was one of the more memorable late 20th-century SUV's in the Tom Hardy blockbuster. "And maybe some paint", the clip concludes. I sincerely hope this isn't viral marketing on Suzuki's part and have contacted them to find out, along with Romanovsky to find out how many offers he's had off the back of the video , which has racked up over 2 million views.

Sports Courtois relishing prospect of title after Chelsea woes
Author: 0 Courtois relishing prospect of title after Chelsea woes

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibault Courtois reckons winning the Premier League title with Chelsea this season will be all the sweeter after their struggles last term. Should that happen, Mourinho could once again use a trip to north London to get some minutes into the legs of players returning from injury, such as Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Juan Mata, and blood more youngsters like Axel Tuanzebe and Scott McTominay.

Sports West Brom will not 'roll over' for Chelsea, says Brunt
Author: 0 West Brom will not 'roll over' for Chelsea, says Brunt

West Brom have beaten Chelsea in three of their last five league meetings at The Hawthorns. And neither Chelsea or United will be able to land him on the cheap, with the Italian giants apparently valuing him at as much as £50m. "For sure this moment is a really good moment for us as we are so close to reaching a fantastic target for us". 'But after a bad defeat against Arsenal ...

Author: 0 Kyle Lowry opting out of final year of Raptors contract

Both the LA Clippers and Kyle Lowry want the same thing: An NBA Championship. So the Raptors have been left to agonize over what might have been if Lowry had stayed healthy and had more time to build chemistry with Tucker and Ibaka. Can the team get to where it wants to go without Lowry? The most obvious candidate is Valanciunas. Little did the Raptors and the fans know that it may have been his last ride.

Sports Tony Pulis says Chelsea are worthy Premier League champions
Author: 0 Tony Pulis says Chelsea are worthy Premier League champions

Tommy Langley thinks Antonio Conte has outwitted Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino and Arsene Wenger this season, insisting that he is sure Chelsea will beat Arsenal in the FA Cup final. We've given them a game. Nobody is suggesting that Chelsea will be in a relegation scrap next season but Conte has got to recognise that this title was won in unusual circumstances, given that all his rivals had much more football to play.

Sports Isaiah Thomas loses tooth but Celtics win Game 1
Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas loses tooth but Celtics win Game 1

Isaiah Thomas enjoyed a historical performance in Tuesday night's Game 2 win at home against the Washington Wizards and said he is doing it for his late sister. He's had a tough day and I thought he was going to really have to gut this one out. Not only did Thomas score 33 points with nine assists, he did so without all of his teeth after taking a shot to the face.

Sports Rooney: Of course I want to stay at United
Author: 0 Rooney: Of course I want to stay at United

The victor of the Europa League earns a place in next season's Champions League, increasing its significance for a United side that has only played in Europe's top competition for one of the last three seasons. "The situation is simple; 17 matches in seven weeks with 16 players is impossible". "It was a decision based on common sense". We all have to play our games.

Sports Lavar Ball: 'I don't need no advice' from Kobe
Author: 0 Lavar Ball: 'I don't need no advice' from Kobe

What is holding up Mayweather/McGregor?The greatest plays in Conference finals historyKaepernick's history with Harbaugh can help the RavensJeter closes chap. The sneakers in question, of course, are part of the Ball family's Big Baller Brand of merchandise, the promotion of which lies at the heart of LaVar Ball's indefatigable hucksterism.

Author: 0 Road warriors: Home ice can be a disadvantage in playoffs

Pittsburgh's superstar centre scored a pair of goals, 52 seconds apart, in the Penguins' 3-2 Game One win at Washington . "Especially when teams try to play a real aggressive game against us, I think our counterattack can be very unsafe and effective", the coach said on a teleconference on Sunday.

Sports Sunderland relegated after defeat to Bournemouth
Author: 0 Sunderland relegated after defeat to Bournemouth

Mary's in the final minute there was a glimmer of hope for David Moyes's team. But I also feel that the responsibility should be shared and, if it was only directed at the manager, then I would be saying it's probably not correct. "It's a really important moment". David is an outstanding manager and they will come back from this. "You want more, but it's a good point". The Black Cats have made remarkable recoveries in the closing stages of the past four seasons, but have flat lined at the ...

Author: 0 Ducks eager for rematch with Rinne's Predators in West final

Even in uncharted territory for this franchise, the Predators are still rolling through the Stanley Cup playoffs with their distinct combination of smash and flash. "We just need to get back to playing our game". Pekka Rinne - Nashville's goaltender entered the game with a league-leading.951 save percentage in the playoffs and stopped 27 of 29 shots in the Game One win, dropping his playoff save percentage to.950.

Sports Yankees fans helped Derek Jeter say thank you to NY
Author: 0 Yankees fans helped Derek Jeter say thank you to NY

Jeter writes about being "quiet, unsure and a little intimidated" coming to NY after growing up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In the letter, Jeter mentions being a quiet kid from Kalamazoo that grew into a man thanks to in part to the people of NY.