Sports NBA Players Pick Russell Westbrook For 2017 MVP After 42nd Triple-Double
Author: 0 NBA Players Pick Russell Westbrook For 2017 MVP After 42nd Triple-Double

Westbrook hit a long 3 at the buzzer Sunday to give him 50 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder a 106-105 win while also setting a new single-season National Basketball Association record with his 42nd triple-double. The deep three was Stephen-Curry-esque, similar to Curry's MVP-sealing 40-foot game-winning three-pointer last season against Westbrook's Thunder.

Sports Jurgen Klopp made 'great decision' to win Stoke game, says Dion Dublin
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp made 'great decision' to win Stoke game, says Dion Dublin

However, the former Borussia Dortmund manager brought Firmino and Coutinho on at the break and the Brazilian worldwide duo changed the game. "It was a big win". "We get a lot of numbers from sports science and this was the minute when all our alarm clocks were ringing". It has left Klopp open to questions about why he did not strengthen in January when his side were still in the title race and why his squad is not deeper.

Sports Barcelona can turn Euro pain to Clasico gain: Luis Enrique
Author: 0 Barcelona can turn Euro pain to Clasico gain: Luis Enrique

Markii uu yeeray seerigii ugu danbeeyay ee ciyaarta oo ay dhimatay rajadii Champions League ee Barcelona Neymar ayaa qaadan waayay isagoo bilaabay inuu ooyo, waxa uu wajiga ku qarsaday funaanadiisa si ay kaamirada u qabanin baroortiisa. Barca continued to probe as Neymar's volleyed effort flew just past the post, before Buffon was the first goalkeeper to be tested, the veteran diving to keep out Messi's deflected strike from the edge of the area.

Sports LeBron feels Cavs close to 'turning the switch'
Author: 0 LeBron feels Cavs close to 'turning the switch'

The Cleveland Cavaliers nearly blew a 16-point fourth quarter lead before getting their bearings back and beat the Indiana Pacers to take a 2-0 series lead on Monday night at the Quicken Loans Arena. Teague injured his right wrist in the second half and coach Nate McMillan said the starting guard will undergo X-rays. Outside of Tristan Thompson , who is a good defensive player, and James, who can be when he's locked in and motivated to be (which, understandably, is not all the time in ...

Author: 0 Leicester's Mark Selby begins World Snooker title defence

World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn has denied Ronnie O'Sullivan's claims of bullying and intimidation, insisting comments from the five-times world champion are "unfounded" and "inaccurate". I just want to play and have fun. A thankful White said: "I haven't won the World Championship , but I'm not finished yet". "As a world champion I loved it, I nearly got three on the bounce but just came short".

Sports Champions league semi-final draw
Author: 0 Champions league semi-final draw

To sum up what happened, Manchester United have a really good chance to make it to the finals with Celta Vigo in the semi-finals but the Spanish team should not and can not be ruled out completely. We thank them for their support and we fought until the finish. Italian media are confident that the perennial Serie A winners can deliver Buffon Champions League glory at last.

Sports Mauricio Pochettino has Tottenham in title-winning form
Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino has Tottenham in title-winning form

We can bounce back from anything that comes in front of us ". "We must be focused and try to win six games and take three points (six times)". " I don't think it's an advantage [playing after Tottenham]". Even when City crushed Steaua Bucharest in a Champions League play-off in August, Guardiola felt his side were short of the required standard. "They were out for a long time, especially Vincent".

Author: 0 Reid back but Carroll out as West Ham prepare for Everton visit

ONE-TIME West Ham United defender, Alan Stephenson, believes it could be a hard afternoon for his former side when high-flying Everton are the visitors to the London Stadium on Saturday. Adductors. He felt it at the start of the Sunderland game. "Im talking Bournemouth and Hull away, Leicester, West Brom and Swansea at home, and now the game against Sunderland", he said.

Author: 0 Soyuz space capsule carrying American, Russian blasts off

Yurchikhin and Fischer will join Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, French flight engineer Thomas Pesquet, and NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson at the ISS and stay there till September. She is scheduled to return to Earth in September. Now members of the station's Expedition 51 crew, they lifted off to the orbital complex as the crew of Russia's Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft.

Author: 0 Fan violence delays Lyon-Besiktas game in Europa League

Lyon's own security officer Annie Saladin blamed a group of 50 hardcore Besiktas supporters for the trouble that led to scores of Lyon fans taking refuge on the pitch. "It would be very risky to take on this team (in presence of) the same supporters as tonight". Dortmunnd's game against Monaco was postponed to Wednesday.

Sports Hub Arkush's 2017 Mock Draft 2.0
Author: 0 Hub Arkush's 2017 Mock Draft 2.0

The Cleveland Browns are in dire need of a quarterback, although they are expected to select defensive end Myles Garrett with the No. 1 pick this year. 2, that slot is worth 400 more points - meaning just going up one more slot from No. 3 would likely cost the team moving up around another mid-second-round pick.

Sports Pacers Fall To Cavs In Game 2 Of Playoffs
Author: 0 Pacers Fall To Cavs In Game 2 Of Playoffs

But Kyrie Irving had the biggest night as he took over the game and had 37 points. INDIANAPOLIS (AP ) - LeBron James celebrated another milestone with the greatest second-half comeback in playoff history. I swear it felt like 2007 all over again, when LeBron scored 25 consecutive points en route to a career-defining 48 point performance in the Cavs' Game 5 win over the Pistons in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Author: 0 Paul George bluntly criticizes teammates in postgame press conference

As for the critics, well, they fall into a different category. Still, Indiana battled back from a double-digit deficit, but just couldn't get to the mountaintop. James committed eight of the Cavs' 19 turnovers. George named names, though the Pacers seemed to take no offense. He said he talked with Miles after the game and chided him about what to do during situations like the one against the Cavs.

Author: 0 Monaco end 13-year wait for Champions League semi-final spot

Radamel Falcao has warned Monaco can not afford to take qualification for granted when they face Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final. "The police didn't let our team bus leave the hotel without giving the reason for around 20 minutes", Dortmund said on its official Twitter account.

Author: 0 Rajon Rondo Out Indefinitely With Fractured Thumb

But the Thunder have no wins to show for his heroics. This illustrates the fact that the Celtics did not consider Lopez to be a midrange shooting threat entering the series. Westbrook said he doesn't need Oladipo to do any more than he normally does - or did during the regular season. We just have to get together. That it's common to endure tragedy doesn't erase it, nor does it fully explain the balance that Thomas must adjust to while trying to compete at an unbelievably high level.

Author: 0 Sharks ride momentum from early goal to big Game 4 win

The NHL playoff game between the San Jose Sharks and Edmonton Oilers will be broadcast on NBCSN and Sportsnet in Canada. But in his defense, the Sharks' No. "You should be desperate to win the hockey game". Edmonton didn't have a real aggressive attack in Game 3 either, amassing just 22 shots. They have never been blanked in three straight games but have dropped three straight Game 4s.

Author: 0 Tennis superstar Serena Williams expecting baby this year

Court, the woman she's chasing in terms of Grand Slam titles, also won her final three titles in 1973 after giving birth to her son Danny a year earlier. Belarusian former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, a two-time Grand Slam victor, is also set for a return to the Tour later this year after giving birth to her son Leo in December.

Author: 0 Ryan plays OT hero in Game 3 win over Bruins

The first game we were tentative in the third period and (Saturday) we were too aggressive in the second period. The Bruins ran through a full practice Tuesday while Senators head coach Guy Boucher gave the majority of his players the day off.

Author: 0 Injuries continue as Mets lose Cespedes in loss to Phillies

The left fielder walked in the fifth, was forced out in a double play and was finished. The 31-year-old is batting.255/.364/.636 with six home runs and 10 walks on 13 strikeouts. The New York Mets got a rougher than normal start from Noah Syndergaard, and the bullpen put the game out of reach again after his departure. The first baseman is 7-for-12 with two homers and seven RBIs in the last three games.

Sports Former Alabama tackle Cyrus Kouandjio in weird NY incident
Author: 0 Former Alabama tackle Cyrus Kouandjio in weird NY incident

Kouandjio was not arrested, but was taken to the Erie County Medical Center for observation, per the report. Zylka described Kouandjio as " compliant, courteous and polite " during the incident and never presented a threat to the safety of law-enforcement and emergency personnel or to himself.

Sports Giants schedule features another prime-time road opener vs. Cowboys
Author: 0 Giants schedule features another prime-time road opener vs. Cowboys

The duo helped lead the team to the top record in the NFC, making them the No. 1 seed. The early afternoon games are slices into various regional slots. That week 16 game is one you have to imagine will be on the flex radar as both the Giants and Arizona Cardinals figure to be in the NFC playoff mix.

Sports Rashford steers Man United into Europa League semifinals
Author: 0 Rashford steers Man United into Europa League semifinals

Man Utd still lack killer touch? Manchester United will be eyeing a spot in the UEFA Europa League semi-finals when they host Anderlecht on Thursday night. Ibrahimovic, who has scored 28 goals this season since his free transfer from Paris St-Germain in the summer, is yet to agree an extension on his one-year United deal.

Sports Celtics fall to Bulls in emotional game
Author: 0 Celtics fall to Bulls in emotional game

Bulls center Robin Lopez grabbed eight offensive rebounds by himself, on his way to a 14-point, 11-rebound performance. Dwyane Wade scored eight of those points. The Bulls had a 28-20 first half rebounding edge with a 32-20 points in the paint edge. Game three is in Milwaukee on Thursday. "This was hard", said Celtics centre Al Horford .

Author: 0 Messi nets 2 as Barca rebounds before Juve and Madrid games

The Spanish worldwide starred by scoring twice, including a 90th-minute victor, as a much-changed Real side remained three points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 3-2 win at Sporting Gijon on Saturday. It was Sporting that made the breakthrough in the 14th minute when Cop allowed a wonderful pass from Mikel Vesga to drop straight onto his left foot, and the striker's volley found a route past Kiko Casilla in the Real Madrid goal .

Sports Isco's late strike help Real Madrid sink Sporting Gijon in La Liga
Author: 0 Isco's late strike help Real Madrid sink Sporting Gijon in La Liga

The visit to Gijon may feel like an easy trip and a secondary event with Bayern and Barcelona on the horizon, but Real Madrid will find a fighting Sporting ready to pounce if they show any weaknesses. The calculated risk taken by Zidane came close to backfiring. "I've already said many times that I want to stay here for a long time and I hope that is what happens", Isco told Spanish outlet AS.

Sports Real draw Atletico in Champions League
Author: 0 Real draw Atletico in Champions League

Los Blancos have progressed past Napoli and Bayern Munich to reach the last four, while Diego Simeone's men have seen off the challenges of Bayer Leverkusen and Leicester City. "We played Juventus two years ago in the quarter-finals and since then they have strengthened themselves". On paper, they're undoubtedly the strongest side remaining in the competition, but as demonstrated against Anderlecht and on numerous occasions in the Premier League, wasteful finishing has been a hallmark of ...

Author: 0 Warriors take 2-0 series lead on Blazers, win without Durant

The backup big man made all seven of his field-goal attempts and delivered several more of his signature alley-oop dunks as Durant watched with a strained left calf he hurt in the playoff opener Sunday. "No, they can go for a combined 75 points, they're awesome players", Thompson said of McCollum and Lillard. In the first quarter, Klay Thompson led the Warriors with a quiet 8 points.

Sports Killer of NFL's Will Smith gets 25 years for manslaughter
Author: 0 Killer of NFL's Will Smith gets 25 years for manslaughter

Racquel Smith , center, widow of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith, leaves the Orleans Parish criminal courthouse with supporters, during a recess for a sentencing hearing for Cardell Hayes , who killed her husband and shot her, and was convicted of manslaughter in New Orleans , Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Sports Ibrahimovic helps Man United past 10-man Sunderland
Author: 0 Ibrahimovic helps Man United past 10-man Sunderland

United-who started with Sergio Romero in place of goalkeeper David De Gea because of an unspecified problem-controlled the opening exchanges and had plenty of possession in the hosts' half without particularly threatening. The big forward returned from a three-month injury spell in the Black Cats' 3-0 home defeat against Manchester United on Sunday. "He was very good, " Mourinho said .

Author: 0 The moment Lionel Messi schooled Paulo Dybala in UCL clash

It took Dybala just seven minutes to open the scoring, curling home a low shot from the edge of the six-yard box. The Argentine himself was on target 15 minutes later when he found the bottom corner with a wonderful finish thanks to a smart cutback from Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic.

Author: 0 Williams vows to return in 2018 after pregnancy

She was already nearly two months pregnant during that historic victory over her sister Venus Williams, which saw her become the most decorated tennis player of the Open Era and her first child is due later this year. Kim Clijsters retired briefly to start a family, then came back to action and won Grand Slam titles. The Women's Tennis Association congratulated Williams on Twitter before deleting its post.

Sports Harry Redknapp appointed Birmingham City manager after Gianfranco Zola quits
Author: 0 Harry Redknapp appointed Birmingham City manager after Gianfranco Zola quits

Zola had controversially replaced Gary Rowett and Birmingham City's subsequent downturn in form sees them now in 20th place, just three points above the relegation zone. 'The Club is delighted to announce that Harry Redknapp is Blues new manager. "Birmingham are not a team I've seen much of because they've not been on TV much this year", he said.

Author: 0 Bahrain GP: Hamilton, Bottas finish in podium but Vettel secures win

Lewis Hamilton admitted he felt "deflated" after a five-second time penalty cost him the chance of victory ahead of title rival Sebastian Vettel in the Bahrain GP. "It was a really great day", Vettel said. "I've never raced with less power in my life". "I tried to control the gap - he was very fast when he came out, I expected him to be quicker but not that quick", added Vettel.

Author: 0 US, Mexico, Canada launch joint football World Cup bid

Under current Federation Internationale de Football Association rules, bids from Europe and Asia are not eligible for 2026 since Russia is already preparing to host in 2018 and Qatar will stage the event in 2022. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said, per U.S. Soccer's website. "We're not going to get too much into politics today in discussing American foreign policy or anyone else's foreign policy", Gulati said Monday.

Author: 0 Can the Bruins top the Senators in Game 4? NHL Predictions 4/19/17

Coming off back-to-back overtime wins, the Ottawa Senators are in position to take command of their opening round National Hockey League playoff series against the Boston Bruins. Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots. "It's a huge game and it'll be a big turning point in the series ". Though the Bruins are returning home with one win - the goal for any road team heading into the postseason, the momentum is definitely in the Senators favor.

Author: 0 Ronaldo scores his 100th goal in European competition

Despite going behind in the first half we came back in the second half. "I think if Neuer hadn't been on such a good night we would have scored more". Javi Martinez was shown a red card on the hour mark for two fouls on Ronaldo in three minutes, and the four-time world player of the year then hit the victor, tapping in Marco Asensio's low cross to give Real the advantage ahead of the return leg at the Bernabeu next Tuesday.

Sports Tianjin Quanjian talk Diego Costa move
Author: 0 Tianjin Quanjian talk Diego Costa move

The Brazilian-born striker is wanted by his old club Atletico Madrid as well as by clubs from China, and Chelsea increasingly feel they may be ready to let him go after his recent dip in form. With six games remaining, Chelsea lead the Premier League standings by four points ahead of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur. Over the past couple of years, a number of renowned footballers including Ezequiel Lavezzi, Carlos Tevez and Graziano Pelle, have made the move to clubs in the Chinese Super ...

Sports Rangers even series with Canadiens
Author: 0 Rangers even series with Canadiens

As had been expected, Alain Vigneault made changes to the NY lineup, inserting Pavel Buchnevich and Nick Holden for Tanner Glass and Kevin Klein. Not bad decisions; just not the right decision at that time. Head coach Alain Vigneault praised his teams effort by saying, "We knew we had to respond as a group and that's what this group did tonight". Mission accomplished - and just at the right time.

Author: 0 Wild fall behind 2-0 after Game 2 loss to Blues

Allen has been the star of the first three games. He stopped 74 of 76 shots for a.974 save percentage against a Wild team that ranked second in the National Hockey League in scoring during the regular season. Rust got his second of the series on a tip-in. They overcame an 0-2 series deficit to Colorado in 2014, benefiting from pivotal home wins to force a Game 7 Minnesota won in overtime at Pepsi Center.

Author: 0 Guardiola hoping Kompany stays fit after ending goal drought

City are now seven points clear of Manchester United in the race for a top-four finish, having played two games more than their rivals - who they are still to face in the final run-in - while Southampton remain ninth in the table. "We have to believe in ourselves and tactically we have to play for each other defensively and offensively". He told the BBC: "Every manager Vincent Kompany has played under knows what an important player he is".