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The 5 best personal beefs from Heat-76ers Game 3

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After a hard-fought Game 2 win in Philadelphia led by Dwyane Wade , the Heat returned home for Game 3 . MIAMI - A masked Joel Embiid scored 23 points in his postseason debut, Marco Belinelli and Dario Saric each added 21 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Miami Heat 128-108 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series. Read More »

Blazers rule out Turner for Game 3 vs Pelicans

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But, Holiday pointed to the defense as a whole simply executing the game plan, covering and recovering on screens to ensure no matter what Portland tries to adjust, there's simply nowhere to go. "Everybody's healthy and in a good place now so I think mentally he's in a good place". With Lillard on the floor, flanked by fellow sharpshooter C.J. Read More »

Kevin Durant 'fine' after exiting Warriors' win late after twisting ankle

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Popovich has coached San Antonio since 1996, leading the Spurs to five National Basketball Association titles. They trail Golden State 84-72 heading to the fourth quarter. Fans roared when the Spurs took the court and scored the first six points. He says Erin Popovich's death this week at the age of 67 is very emotional. Read More »

Pens shutout Flyers for 3-1 series lead

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The Flyers return to the ice Friday against the Penguins in Game 5. Kris Letang and Sidney Crosby both scored off of feeds from Jake Guentzel in that stanza, as an impatient crowd at the Wells Fargo Center began to mix boos in with their hopes of a Flyers comeback in the game. Read More »

Angels hopeful Ohtani (blister) makes next start

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In eight games as the Angels' designated hitter, Ohtani is batting.367 with three homers, 11 RBIs and a.767 slugging percentage that would lead the American League if he had enough at-bats to qualify. He sent the pitch to left center field for a 411-foot home run. "I was glad to see the little fire between the two teams", said Martinez, whose official title with the Red Sox is Special Assistant to President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski. Read More »

PFA Team of the Year: Premier League champions Manchester City dominate

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Aguero has been joined in the XI by City teammates Kyle Walker , Nicolas Otamendi, David Silva and Player of the Year contender Kevin De Bruyne . The Citizens comprise almost half the team as they boast five of the eleven selected. Alonso held off strong competition from left-backs such as Liverpool's Andy Robertson and Tottenham's Ben Davies. However, the selection of Marcos Alonso will raise eyebrows. Read More »

De Bruyne backs youthful Man City squad to build on success

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The Argentina striker has been included alongside Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah , the leading candidates for the Premier League's Golden Boot, in a three-man attack. "We must focus on the future, finish the season with five wins", he said. "He came in two years ago and changed the way we play". United lost at home to last-place West Bromwich Albion 1-0 on Sunday in one of the most surprising results of the Premier League. Read More »

Durant, Thompson Help Golden State Warriors Beat San Antonio Spurs

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The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs are both hoping that history repeats itself when they meet in Game 2 of the Western Conference playoffs on Monday night. "He's not always going to make a shot, but he's always going to make a huge impact". "He hit some tough shots off one leg and you know had some opportunity bounces", Aldridge said. Read More »

Ice damage to Rogers Centre roof causes rare postponement at domed stadium

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All I can say is, I picked the Ducks to go to the Western Conference Final, so I'm decently embarrassed. Tarps had to be laid down in the outfield due to leaking. The stadium's artificial turf surface, one of two such fields in the majors, does not have drainage. I do not see this as being a good series for the Kansas City Royals . Read More »

Man City wins Premier League after United loses to West Brom

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Jose Mourinho's side had kept the title race just about alive with a dramatic 3-2 derby win in their previous game, but a dismal performance against the league's bottom club means they can not now finish higher than second place. "The best way to achieving that is to aim for stability at training level, during the working week, and from what I have seen in the past two or three weeks I am really happy with him". Read More »

Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane: UCL refs won't be influenced by late penalty

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Of course, both would like to score more goals, but they are working well". "Managing the team? It's not easy, I wanted to do it as best as possible, rotating the squad and resting players, even though not everyone can rest". But United are said to be spearheading the race for the 28-year-old, with Jose Mourinho preparing to potentially lose either one of or both Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford this summer. Read More »

Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 takeaways from Game 1 vs. Rockets

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Tucker made a three for the Rockets after that, but Minnesota used a 6-1 spurt, with threes from Wiggins and Teague, to go back on top 62-58. During the regular season, the Wolves were 0-4 against the Rockets with a point differential of -63, and in a unusual twist, they lost the first three games by exactly 18 points. Read More »

VAR controversy: Referee defends half-time penalty

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After looking at replays of a cross from Mainz's Daniel Brosinski striking Freiburg defender Marc Oliver Kempf on the hand, Winkmann awarded the spot-kick and the players were "hauled back to the pitch". Indeed, the goal proved to be a major turning point and Mainz put the seal on a crucial victory in the 79th minute when De Blasis capitalised on a terrible goalkeeping error to slot home. Read More »

Kerr says defensive focus inspired Warriors against Spurs

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The Warriors are used to being the best out West, a top target that everyone in the National Basketball Association seeks to unseat. "We know what it takes this time a year to win", Green said. The San Antonio Spurs have lost nine straight road games. Common sense, too, wants to chime in and declare the Spurs without Kawhi Leonard are just standing in the way, albeit proudly, of the Warriors' path to greater things in the post-season. Read More »

Ronaldo backs referee over controversial spot-kick

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A win for Madrid will lift them above Valencia into third in the table, while Malaga realistically need a win to have any chance of avoiding relegation. The entire Juventus squad argued with the referee, feeling let down by a dubious decision. It was the first time in 22 home Champions League matches that Bayern had failed to score, while Sevilla's misery was compounded in stoppage when Correa was sent off. Read More »

Victor Oladipo was sacked up by Dan Gilbert's trade comment

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Pacers: Indiana has been eliminated by James four times in the past eight seasons. "It's only one game , it's only Game 1". They should have been called for delay of energy. Lastly, the Rockets escaped with a three-point win over the Timberwolves . The Pacers are feeling confident after beating the Cavs for the fourth time this season. Read More »

NBA Playoffs 2018: Celtics take Game 1 over Bucks in overtime thriller

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He was the first line of defense on Giannis Antetokounmpo and perhaps a greater part of the offense than he'd been all season. He played 44 minutes, the second highest mark on the team behind Jaylen Brown . By now, the Boston Celtics have come to expect adversity. "I'm not sure anybody was more exhausted than Al, because he put in an incredible effort for us". Read More »

Rob Gronkowski will not attend start of offseason program, per report

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In other years, Brady has been a regular participant at the team's offseason program, but he will miss at least the beginning this year. Per the report, Gronkowski is thought to still be mulling his playing status for the upcoming season, but on that note Schefter relays that the tight end has had "good communication" with the Patriots on that front. Read More »

Ice Storm Warning will be in effect through Sunday

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There you have it - the weekend weather forecast isn't pleasant, and you might want to prepare for the worst. The agency says eastern Ontario can expect significant snow with ice pellets, with amounts of up to 15 or 20 centimetres likely by Saturday night. Read More »

Giroud leads Chelsea to overcome Southampton 3-2

I think that was the first chance they have'. Less positive news for Chelsea is the fact that Marcos Alonso could face a Football Association charge for a stamp on Shane Long that went unseen and unpunished by referee Mike Dean shortly before half-time. Read More »

Is your name on the new hurricane list?

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National Hurricane Center, reported that, of the 17 named tropical storms that formed during 2017, 10 became hurricanes and six reached major hurricane strength (category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale). Hurricane Harvey killed at least 68 people after hitting Texas last August. Due to the extensive damage caused in the United States and Caribbean a year ago, the World Meteorological Organization's Region IV Hurricane Committee has officially retired these names. Read More »

Knicks fire Jeff Hornacek after two seasons as playoff drought continues

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The New York Knicks are reportedly interested in Villanova head coach Jay Wright . "We thank him for his dedication to NY and wish him the best moving forward". Stackhouse is now head coach of the Raptors' affiliate in the G League. Apparently, the New York Rangers aren't the only tenant at Madison Square Garden without a head coach these days. Read More »

Rajasthan Royals beat DD by D/L method in IPL clash

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When we were batting we thought 165-170 would have been a good score. Sodhi has 102 wickets in 92 T20s with an average of 23.09 and has a good economy rate of 7.66. The dew factor was apparently in DD skipper Gautam Gambhir's mind as he chose to field in IPL's return to Jaipur for the first time since 2013. Read More »