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by | April 26, 2017 | 21:03

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. "It's great that those guys are fighting, just to get the ball rolling". Just look at fighters like Lomachenko in the United States who have been speed tracked in their careers too.

by | April 26, 2017 | 21:00

All of this is without mentioning Tom Pyatt, who spent two years plugging away in Switzerland just to work his way back to the National Hockey League, or Chris Kelly , who missed all but 11 games last season after suffering a horrifying leg injury and made his return after nearly a full season away from the game.

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:58

Already a career 60 percent free-throw shooter (he's at 61 percent this year), Rondo would be susceptible to "hack-a" treatment by a Celtics team that's one of the more vulnerable No. It also may be been what prompted him to send the team a special video message, which Thomas shared with them before Game 3. And he was particularly good as the Bulls took the first two playoff games on the road.

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:56

According to the NBA's PIE Player Impact Estimate, or PIE, rating, which measures a player's overall statistical contribution against the total statistics in games they play in, Wall was responsible for a third of all game events (points, rebounds, assists, etc.) in the third quarter, almost double his average during the regular season (15.3).

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:55

The French tactician is set to make changes to the squad following Sunday's FA Cup victory. "I think all players will go through peaks and troughs, they have that and they have to stay mentally tougher which Jamie did", he added. Whether or not you want Alexis to stay, the idea of him leaving on a free, and potentially to a Chelsea or Manchester City, is about as last resort of a scenario as it gets so let's hope the club is willing to proactively come to a conclusion to this saga this summer.

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:52

It also hacks away at the steadily declining depth in the fantasy running back department. But for the people here who have enjoyed watching him play and got to watch him do some of the special things that he's done, it's always going to be tough watching him play for another team.

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:48

The Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. Jason Dufner plays his second shot on the eighth hole during the second round of the 2017 RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links. "I need to try and finish it off this weekend". "You never go out thinking you're going to shoot that", Cauley said after finishing out his round with birdies on four of the final five holes.

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:45

Even Pastrnak's goal was off a pretty bad rebound. Matter of fact, ahead of the campaign, we picked the Senators to finish seventh in the Atlantic in our Yearbook. But it is traveling from one end to the other that has posed a problem. "We weren't scared to lose". Ryan's tough off-season gave way to a hard regular season, too.

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:43

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's crucial Premier League clash with Manchester City, Mourinho added: "When you give everything you have, I can not demand more from you, and Marcus, even not performing especially well, was giving absolutely everything".

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:43

How St. Louis systemically stymied and frustrated the Wild while consistently scoring soul-crushing goals is sweet vindication for Yeo, whose tenure in Minnesota had become untenable but whose coaching chops were valid. He turned the puck over to Vladimir Sobotka, whose pass found the trailing Paajarvi for the victor. The first postseason matchup against his former team and Central Division rival couldn't have been better for Yeo, who maintained a home in Minnesota so his son could finish ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:42

I am really enjoying the vehicle. Ultimately, Vettel crossed the line six seconds clear of Hamilton but the Mercedes appeared to hold a strong pace advantage over the Ferrari in the final segment of the race. "Supposed to have a five-second gap and I think I had a four-second gap. And I think he had a problem on top of that so it was a lot closer and after that it all cascaded".

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:38

At least we have him back". They needed him to develop more consistency at this point. Regardless, watching that mascot run full speed into a bubble, sending a human flying, is mesmerizing. He spent much of the second quarter in the locker room and was ruled out at halftime. (For more IV fluid treatment.) It was really because of the master-class put on by Joe Ingles in this game.

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:36

Trevor Ariza added 14 points while no other starter finished in double figures, but the bench stepped up in a big way as Nene scored 28 points 12 of 12 shooting while Eric Gordon and Lou Williams chipped in with 18 points apiece. He finished with 16 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. They held three 10-point leads in the fourth and only a missed 3-pointer by Harden with 7.7 seconds left as Roberson defended prevented Oklahoma City from falling behind in the final seconds and possibly ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:31

United midfielder Ander Herrera said that he did not doubt Ibrahimovic's determination to make a full recovery, saying the Swede was "privileged physically". Mourinho's men are unbeaten in 23 Premier League matches - a tally that combines 13 wins and 10 draws - and the former Chelsea boss does not feel under pressure as he reflects with assurance upon the foundations he has laid for the coming seasons.

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:29

The Reds face Watford , Southampton , West Ham and Middlesbrough in their remaining fixtures, while United head to City for the Manchester derby on Thursday, with trips to Arsenal and Tottenham amongst their Europa League commitments.

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:26

The Real Madrid star scored two second-half goals to clinch a 2-1 comeback win for his side in a Champions League quarter-final at Bayern Munich. "To be able to reach this mark is an honor and against a team like Bayern it is better still", Ronaldo, who scored both goals, told BeIN Sport Spain.

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:23

Toure was also left furious as officials failed to award Pep Guardiola's side a penalty after an ill-timed tackle on Aguero from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. "Maybe on Thursday we are going to have a better referee or maybe play without a referee - I'd prefer that". "I think Arsenal played well and maybe they deserved the win, but at the end of the day we are very sad because after we see the big mistake of the referee", he added.

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:23

Serena Williams says Ilie Nastase's recent comments about her unborn child are "racist" and has given her backing to a full investigation. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts.

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:20

He recalls: "Remember I said "Whatever you're doing is not legal". "Everything, his future depends on him, and that's why if Joshua loses the fight, he has a lot of space, because of his age". I'm just being patient and waiting for my time to come". "If you want to get serious and box you've got to stop it now". Vitali, 45, who retired in 2012, feels it will be impossible for the former world heavyweight king to continue at 41 on the back of two defeats.

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:17

Of the Western Conference matchups, this is the most likely to produce a Stanley Cup victor after the opening slate both of these teams just endured and showed off to the general public. And of course, the post-series handshake line is one of the best traditions in all of sports. In the second round, the St. Louis Blues will defeat the Nashville Predators , and the Edmonton Oilers will defeat the Anaheim Ducks .

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:17

Unfortunately for the Spurs, Gasol got the best of LaMarcus Aldridge later in the game in overtime. He was spectacular in the gut-wrenching loss, scoring the Spurs' last 16 points in regulation. Starting point guard Tony Parker bagged 22 points for the Spurs. Marc Gasol hits the game victor to even the series in OT! The seemingly ageless Vince Carter had 13 points, while JaMychal Green had 14.

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:16

They would also like to give a befitting farewell to veterans Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, who have announced to retire after the three-Test series. "I play for Pakistan , not India", he added. "I want them to remember me as a player and batsman who always played for his country". Resuming from 244-7 overnight, Holder and Bishoo stretched their eighth-wicket stand to 75 runs as the West Indies captain reached his half-century off 60 balls with six fours and two sixes.

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:10

Kasper Schmeichel, Riyad Mahrez, and Jamie Vardy are the likeliest candidates to attract interest but Shakespeare outlined Leicester's determination not to sell key players. Craig Shakespeare has given the clearest indication yet he is in on course to become Leicester City's permanent manager by revealing pre-season plans are under his command.

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:10

Man United are now fifth in the Premier League table - one point behind fourth-place Manchester City ahead of their meeting at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night. Manchester United moved to within three points of Liverpool thanks to a 2-0 win against Burnley after efforts from Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney.

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:08

Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round. However, in the conference finals in 1995, Olajuwon had something to prove. Here's to him getting his feet wet in the playoffs as the team's number one option. It's a dream scenario and the Houston Rockets made sure to seize the opportunity. Oklahoma City certainly wants to clamp down on things defensively and force players like Patrick Beverley , Trevor Arizia and Ryan Anderson out of their comfort zones both offensively and defensively.

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:08

Considering how the Sox responded immediately; considering how Barnes and Pedroia both apologized, Pedroia profusely; considering Pedroia is the one who's hurt, and Machado was - thankfully - not hit with the terribly placed pitch; this should be the end of it.

by | April 26, 2017 | 20:07

It's nearly demanded. If this kid beats Klitschko it's like the only fight he can have is me, because it's been so demanded. For Joshua, this represents an chance to score a victory over an established, respected fighter that few of his sceptics will be able to dispute.

by | April 26, 2017 | 19:58

With both establishment parties knocked out of the race after Sunday's first round, anti-euro Le Pen and independent Macron have two weeks to secure a majority in the May 7 runoff. "The first round of the French elections was unremarkable in one sense: the result came in very close to the indications from the opinion polls", said Steven Bell, chief economist at BMO Global Asset Management.

by | April 26, 2017 | 19:57

Karlsson then made a nifty play at the blue line to keep the puck in but didn't get an assist as Brassard took a pass from Ryan and made it 2-0 with his 20th career playoff goal. Each of Boston's two goals was the result of poor puck management by the Senators, who on both occasions tried and failed to clear the puck numerous times before Boston took advantage of some tired defenders.

by | April 26, 2017 | 19:52

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Low will drop down to 12. Wednesday Night: Overnight lows will dip down into the low to mid 50's. South wind around 8 miles per hour. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. No precipitation was recorded at the Dane County Regional Airport on Monday , leaving Madison's April precipitation total ( rain plus snow converted to liquid) at 2.98 inches, 0.28 inches above normal.

by | April 26, 2017 | 19:51

Mourinho, Guardiola's bete noire during their time in Spain, has played down Herrera's remarks, telling Sky Sports: "He says that because I always say that about the next match". Manchester United travel to local rivals City on Thursday night as they bid to leapfrog their rivals into the top four. "But I have no doubt he will be back because he loves football, he loves to win, he loves to score goals".

by | April 26, 2017 | 19:44

Several players were upset that Sharapova was handed a wild card into the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany , where she faces Italy's Roberta Vinci on Wednesday night on the very first day she is eligible to play again. Sharapova will play Italian Roberta Vinci in the Round of 32 of the Stuttgart Open on Wednesday and Simon believes the ban was more extensive than previous offenders.

by | April 26, 2017 | 19:42

Selby's encounter with Xiao Guodong was ultimately settled in their first session when the defending champion established what proved to be an insurmountable 6-2 cushion. For fighting spirit I was a 10 out of 10, but for snooker it was four out of 10". You always want to finish a match off as quickly as possible, it is a really long tournament and in years gone by I have had some gruelling matches in the last-16 and quarter-finals and it takes it out of you.

by | April 26, 2017 | 19:39

He's a fighter and I just knew he wouldn't be satisfied the way he played the first game". "He's human. Everyone has a night like that. We just can't panic every time a guy has a rough night". DeRozan replied with a basket. While Smith's feature emphasizes what we "saw", this will focus on what to look for in the night's upcoming games. The Raptors leaned on Lowry early and late, but the most positive sign from Game 2 was the performance of Serge Ibaka - who has been the team's most ...

by | April 26, 2017 | 19:38

She was sentenced to life in prison but was released in 1979 as part of a prisoner swap with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Odeh, 69, was also convicted overseas for participating in two terrorist bombings in Israel in 1969, which targeted a supermarket and the British Consulate, the release noted.