by | April 22, 2017 | 08:28

The Bulls defeated the Celtics 111-97 and take a 2-0 lead in the series. "Everybody's putting in extra work, watching that film, working on their game". Off misses, and even makes now, the Bulls are pushing the ball at a frantic pace, with Rondo leading the way. I'll take the Wizards, Rockets and Warriors (crazy picks, I know).

by | April 22, 2017 | 08:24

The Toronto Raptors traded for Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker, adding toughness, defensive versatility and depth. Rondo, on the other hand, has been inconsistent. The pressure may be mounting for Boston, but they aren't going to show it. Rather than take some jabs and hope they can weather the storm, the Celtics have to be the ones to throw that proverbial first punch.

by | April 22, 2017 | 08:14

Despite Spurs' poor form at the national stadium, Mauricio Pochettino's side will be hopeful after winning their last eight consecutive matches. All 11 players are monsters. In his second season at White Hart Lane, Eriksen helped Spurs negotiate a path to the last four of the League Cup, where they met Sheffield United.

by | April 22, 2017 | 08:06

April 17 (ANI): Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that his side deserved to lose their Premier League clash against Manchester United as the latter "showed more desire, more ambition and more motivation". Mourinho said United's win showed that had Herrera not been sent off in last month's FA Cup defeat at Chelsea , it would be his side facing Tottenham in the semi-finals on Saturday.

by | April 22, 2017 | 08:00

It's basketball. That's all it is, it's just basketball". The Warriors won Game 1 by 12 despite being torched by Portland's two best players, and they dominated Game 2 without their most efficient player. Crabbe averaged 10.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists overall this season after signing a four-year contract worth $75 million with the Blazers last summer.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:52

Alex Gordon is one errant pitch away from being able to take claim as the toughest player in Royals history. I have to side with the Rangers and the cheap price as more of a fade from the Royals. "Obviously they've got some good arms and they've got some good pitchers over there". An outstanding performance by the pitching corps. The Texas catcher advanced to third on a deep flyout by Carlos Gomez before getting stranded there in the fifth.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:48

Less than a month after announcing he was returning home to chase his dream of playing for England, Blues first-five eighth Piers Francis has been named in Eddie Jones' squad to tour Argentina in June. "We have picked the best squad we have available and we are looking forward to going to Argentina and winning 2-0", said England head coach Jones.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:47

It is hard to imagine that the athletic and hard-hitting Foster would slip out of the first round entirely in a year lacking true three-down linebackers. 9 to No. 15 overall. The star inside linebacker on Alabama's vaunted defense, Foster had surgery to fix a partially torn rotator cuff after the season.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:36

The 15th seed faces former US Open victor Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals following his 6-2, 7-6 (0) win over Tomas Berdych earlier in the day. The Spaniard's relief was evident when he secured victory on his first match point. Murray had entertained the thought of gaining a wild card entry into next week's tournament in either Barcelona or Budapest but his early exit in Monte Carlo may force a change of plans.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:30

However, if all three teams win, the Heat are the odd team out and would see their campaign come to a disappointing close. Look, I have no horse in the race, on whether it is the Pacers or the Bulls or the Heat who make the playoffs. This was an encouraging finish to the year for Richardson, who was limited by injuries at the start of his second National Basketball Association season.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:29

J.J. Redick is 1 for 5 from 3-point range, and Jamal Crawford is 1 for 9. "Players always think that they can come back as quick as they can". "We can't go back and fix it so we just got to go with it and worry about Game 3". They neutralized the Jazz's usual tough defense, in part by controlling tempo. However, the Jazz never relented and stuck around as the fourth quarter got underway.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:27

Indeed few would have predicted that Mourinho's men would dominate the would-be champions so much on Easter Sunday as Chelsea's lead at the top of the table was cut to just four points. Controversy preceded the goal as replays suggested the midfielder had handled the ball in the build-up, but Herrera protested his innocence. "In football, I think if you do not have the intention to touch the ball and you have your arms in a natural position it is not a handball".

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:24

Despite fears that Liverpool are in the midst of a potential injury crisis, the two players that Liverpool would miss from the impressive 1-0 win against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns would be Joël Matip and Lucas Leiva . Klopp, who lost the final of the EFC Cup and Europa League last season, is confident of winning silverware with the Reds. If we let them cross 50 balls it's pretty likely he will have some unsafe headers.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:21

From that point, it was all Boston. The captain was absolutely right in his assessment of his team's play through the first two games, as they played well enough to win both but almost came away empty handed as many times. We're back in Boston and it's going to be a little different atmosphere. Then, the Bruins finally cashed in on Pastrnak's goal with Dion Phaeneuf in the penalty box for slashing.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:21

David Moyes' side look destined for relegation to the Championship at the end of the season, though their Premier League encounter against West Ham has at least been showing signs of life in the Black Cats. "The manager and the team are not doing well and they are entitled to take their frustration out on somebody". I just keep in mind to myself that I've got the third or fourth best win record in the Premier League.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:12

What's more, the wins against the Dallas Mavericks and Orlando Magic at the end of the month the Thunder were forced to come back from big margins - and whilst the win may seem heroic it actually offers more worries than it does positives.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:11

Only six No. 8 seeds have ever beaten a No. 1 seed in the first round of the playoffs, and none of them have ever swept. Game 3 is scheduled for Friday. The Celtics are simply giving the Bulls too many second chance points, and it does not look like that trend will change anytime soon. Trailing 41-44 at halftime, the Bulls closed to within a point in the first minute of the second half.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:06

The Clippers have not shown that they perform well under pressure, and if they go down 2-0 they most likely will not be able to get out of it. George scored 29 points and Lance Stephenson had 16 for the seventh-seeded Pacers, who will try to even the series Monday.

by | April 22, 2017 | 07:00

There was validity to the idea of benching Rondo, if not the explanation. "Being a little more aggressive offensively but before the game Jimmy was telling me 'Shoot the ball, be aggressive, ' so with him telling me that, I just try to go out there and do what I need to do for my teammates".

by | April 22, 2017 | 06:59

LeBron James leads his team back from nearly certain defeat to take a 3-0 lead. "Our bench definitely got the game ball tonight", James said. Game 4 is Saturday back at the Bradley Center. LeBron James has passed retired Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant as the third-highest points scorer in National Basketball Association playoffs history.

by | April 22, 2017 | 06:55

However, Cormier warned that Jones should not try to go inside the cage or "something bad will happen". The ending was similar to the first match between the two fighters in 2015, with Cormier choking out Johnson in round three. The knockout artist knocked Cormier down in the first round of their first fight and landed a head kick on Saturday in the opening frame that may have broken Cormier's nose.

by | April 22, 2017 | 06:54

So, of course the Oilers' first playoff series of the McLellan Era would feature the San Jose Sharks as the opposition. Defenseman Oscar Klefbom left the game in the third period after blocking a Brent Burns shot. FAMILIAR FACES: Oilers coach Todd McLellan is quite familiar with numerous Sharks , having coached in San Jose seven seasons before being fired in 2015.

by | April 22, 2017 | 06:54

Until the game was well into garbage time, Westbrook and Roberson were the only two to reach double figures, joined late by Jerami Grant's 10 points. The Thunder will need to be on their toes when it comes to defense, as Houston blasted its previous National Basketball Association record of taking 40 three pointers on average per game and have the league's best percentage of successful field goal attempts.

by | April 22, 2017 | 06:51

They have tons and tons of experience over there. Instead of taking a 3-1 series lead back to Edmonton Wednesday, they're now caught in a best of three against a team that knows how to win big games in the spring. Draisaitl was moved off McDavid's line in game three on Sunday to centre Zack Kassian and Drake Cagguila. The return of Joe Thornton didn't pay immediate dividends.

by | April 22, 2017 | 06:46

I'm all for letting the teams decide the outcome, but when blatantly obvious slashes and hacks are going uncalled, it gets a little out of hand. "It's a good shot, but luckily it hit the post. Montreal fired 31 shots on New York's Henrik Lundqvist, who recorded his 10th career playoff shutout - a record high amongst active National Hockey League goaltenders.

by | April 22, 2017 | 06:41

The Falcons are scheduled to play their first regular-season NFL game at the Mercedes-Benz Dome against the Green Bay Packers on September 17 on NBC's " Sunday Night Football ". 4, 1994, when the Saints beat the Rams 31-15 in Anaheim. The defending NFC champion Falcons will come to Soldier Field in Week 1 . Now round three heads back to Seattle and all eyes will be on these two teams again thanks to it being on ESPN's Monday Night Football in Week 11 .

by | April 22, 2017 | 06:40

That idealized world may exist out there somewhere, but it's not the reality here in Indianapolis , where the Pacers woke up this morning to find "HISTORIC COLLAPSE" plastered across the front of the Indianapolis Star. The Cavaliers' win probability was 1.2 percent at halftime. In Game 4, the Warriors won easily, 109-98, eliminating the Pelicans. I'll let you guys write your words about it and go from there.

by | April 22, 2017 | 06:39

His performance helped Chicago become just the second eight-seed in National Basketball Association history to take a 2-0 series lead over a conference top seed. "And we'll ride Jimmy until we can't ride him no more". The NBA Playoff Odds for the game have the Celtics favored to pick up the win. After all, the Bulls finished the season with an underwhelming 41-41 record.

by | April 22, 2017 | 06:36

NOTES: Celtics G Avery Bradley was reportedly deciding whether or not he will accompany G Isaiah Thomas to Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday for the funeral of Thomas' younger sister, Chyna . "One thing I learned about this team is through adverse situations, this team sticks together". We needed it. We needed an injection of pace into that first lineup, and he did an unbelievable job in the most critical time of the year of getting us to play the way that we needed to play.

by | April 22, 2017 | 06:30

Serena Williams and her fiance Alex Ohanian are planning to become the parents, the news about the pregnancy of the 23-time Grand Slam champion was confirmed on Wednesday. Williams is the oldest woman to win a major singles title and still dominates the tour at an age when most players have retired. Williams is also within touching distance of Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 majors, with many expecting her to topple the Australian's record.

by | April 22, 2017 | 06:26

Utah have beat the odds before, and winning the Game 3 would prove that the 1-0 lead was not a fluke. "A little bit of a surprise for me", Favors said. The [Jazz are] long, they're big, they're strong, they're great defensively. It will be important for us to not fall behind again. "He's a heck of an offensive rebounder, so we're not going to get many of those".

by | April 22, 2017 | 06:25

He was serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2013 killing of Lloyd. Hernandez's fiancée and the couple's 4-year-old daughter also would have legal claims to his estate. Ward said she was pushing forward with the lawsuit because it could help her family financially and because she hopes to fund scholarships in her son's name as well as provide support for families of other homicide victims whose deaths do not get media coverage.

by | April 22, 2017 | 06:19

He was ably supported by Brendon McCullum (33) and Aaron Finch (31) who stitched 42 runs off just 21 balls for the opening stand to get Gujarat Lions' chase off to a flier. Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode on a Sunil Narine hurricane at the start of their innings followed by Robin Uthappa's half century to post 187 for 5.

by | April 22, 2017 | 06:17

Let's hope that the two nations show such love and respect to each other outside the cricket domain too. Earlier this year, Afridi announced that he will no longer play global cricket, bringing to an end a career that started way back in October 1996.

by | April 22, 2017 | 06:15

Look at Barcelona with Pep [Guardiola], with Tito Vilanova, with Frank Rijkaard, with Luis Enrique - all different managers, but with the same group of players and they were successful. We're hungry and to challenge this team is important for Tottenham . The north London side did return to winning ways on Monday night with a 2-1 win over Middlesbrough in the Premier League.