With only six picks in the 2017 draft, spending a high pick on a quarterback would be a bit of a gamble. The team had pre-draft contact with the passer and wanted an opportunity to select him. 3. Maybe the Carolina Panthers want LSU running back Leonard Fournette and are afraid the Jacksonville Jaguars would take him at No. 4 overall. Or possibly the Cleveland Browns, who are specifically cited by King as one such anxious team.
Many are anticipating a busy summer for Brighton , whose chairman Tony Bloom has invested heavily in a new stadium and top of the range training ground. "I've been here for two years and four months but there are supporters out there who have been through all the hard periods, supporting this club for 20 to 30 years", said manager Chris Hughton , one of the most likeable figures in English football.
Current Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel hit out at European football's governing body for disregarding the feelings of his squad when it made a decision to re-schedule the Champions League quarter-final to kick off less than 24 hours after the incident in Germany.
It's hardly how Manchester City's hierarchy envisaged things going when they hired the most coveted manager in world soccer to much fanfare past year. But I think winning or not winning isn't going to change too many things about the perspective of our future, what we are going to do. 'I said many times to them, but they still don't believe how good they are.
Ingles has morphed into a starter in Utah, where his wry sense of humor, a weekly segment on a local sports radio station, and an ability to get under the skin of opponents, have made him a fan favorite. Oddly enough, the Jazz went 17-of-22 from the free throw line while the Clippers went just 5-of-8 on the night. The Jazz won the first game against the Clippers, 97-95.
Defenseman Brent Burns , who led National Hockey League defensemen with 76 points during the regular season but had been held without a point in the first three games, had three assists and led the Sharks with five shots on goal. "I think they were the better team tonight and we were the better team the other night". We weren't able to do it last game. The Sharks' first power play in the period was cut short as Ward, 72 seconds after Benoit Pouliot was called for roughing at the 16:43 ...
Despite having the various good chances to score again, Man United's supporters were made to wait until extra time for Marcus Rashford to hit the victor and end Anderlecht's run in the competition. Henrikh Mkhitaryan again opened the scoring for United, as he did in Belgium, but his goal was cancelled out by Sofiane Hanni. Yes, I think so. "I was not disappointed with Zlatan, I was disappointed with the team", said Mourinho, who dropped Ibrahimovic to the bench for the win over Chelsea.
The trouble for Atlanta is it does not have too many places to turn to for better play. "We've got John, the fastest guy in the league right now", forward Otto Porter Jr . After falling behind by eight points at halftime, the Hawks - who didn't make a 3 in the first half - used the free throw line to get back in the game.
On top of this, Jose Mourinho's United side are heavy favourites to win the Europa League, and with Young one of the most experienced heads in the dressing room, harking back to Sir Alex Ferguson's tenure as manager, the England global was confident that United can finish the season in the strongest way possible.
The Boston Celtics are the number one seed in the Eastern Conference heading into the 2017 NBA Playoffs. Playoff seeding isn't a make-or-break thing, and the Cavs are better off with James and Irving healthy, no matter who their opponent in the first round is.
Oklahoma City Thunder star point guard Russell Westbrook totaled 51 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds during Wednesday's 115-111 Game 2 loss to the Houston Rockets. Andre Roberson added a tip-in lay-up for the Thunder before two free throws by Westbrook tied it at 104-all with about three minutes left. But, at the very least, having Russ in the game would have given the Thunder some firepower of their own to match the Rockets.
The newspaper's post showed an Associated Press photo of the Super Bowl champions standing behind Obama on the south side of the White House from two years ago in which stairs on either side of the main group were filled with members of the National Football League organization.
By contrast, the Penguins had all the answers. Full credit to Marc-Andre Fleury for his performance thus far. The Blue Jackets never gained possession, but there is some gray area. It seems simply like a delaying of the inevitable. He made a great save late in the third period on Ron Hainsey, but that was one of his only noteworthy positive contributions all night.
Let's see what happens. Manchester United progressed to the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday night but it came at a serious cost as they lost two key players to injury. "He didn't play against Anderlecht because one yellow card and he would miss the semifinal". "I am exhausted. I imagine the players are more exhausted than me".
Some Patriots players, including quarterback Tom Brady , intend to skip the White House visit. Those who did come were treated to a tour of the Oval Office, and tight end Rob Gronkowski even poked his head into the briefing room, asking Press Secretary Sean Spicer if he needed help with a tough question about NAFTA.
Juventus are through to the semi finals of the Champions League, led by an epic defensive display by the stalwarts in the backline. Juve showed great tactical savvy by pressing high and preventing Barca dominating the ball like they did against PSG, although Messi should have done better with his shot from the edge of the area after 19 minutes.
A win in either game clinches the playoffs for the Leafs and eliminates the Lightning. We're one game ahead of schedule. It's quite the turnaround for Toronto, both from last season and from the time of the last playoff berth four years earlier.
As the halftime buzzer sounded, Portland had inched within nine points, but the Warriors outscored the Trail Blazers by another 16 points in the third quarter to put any doubt to rest. With 3:21 left in the second quarter and the Warriors ahead 43-42, the momentum was quickly shifting. He played 13 minutes and finished plus-19. By the time the 12 minutes had elapsed, the Warriors had rendered Portland's offense anemic, squeezing it into 12 points over that span.
Aaron Hernandez's death in a MA prison cell Wednesday has been ruled a suicide , the Worcester County District Attorney's Office said on Thursday. The family of former New England Patriots tight end and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez wants to donate his brain to Boston University for CTE research, but there is already controversy around how the situation is being handled.
The Ducks now have the luxury of rest and recovery ahead of their conference semifinal. The Anaheim Ducks didn't play a flawless series but they executed their game plan, protected their home-ice, and weathered injury issues. The Maple Leafs rallied after the Capitals scored four times in the first for a 4-1 lead. "We have guys that are a little banged up", said Andrew Cogliano.
That means they are a really good team. All of them cited the fact that it is the Italian's first season in the league and that he promptly changed the side's tactics after their 3-0 loss at the Emirates at the start of the campaign. "We've been there nearly all season, we're showing we want to be there, we're playing very well and fighting for it and that's what we need keep doing".
Jose Mourinho's side couldn't get that all-important second goal in normal time, but the victor would eventually in the second period of injury time via a superb strike from Marcus Rashford. Nonetheless, he is also probably entitled to think his team could have made life easier for themselves. Martial has only started one of United's last eight games and was even dropped from the Red Devils' squad for their 2-0 win against Chelsea on Sunday.
Seven people have died after a live electrical cable fell on a gathering of people watching a Manchester United match in southern Nigeria . MANCHESTER UNITED beat Anderlecht in the Europa League tonight - here are our Red Devils player ratings.
To put it in perspective, it's April 16 and Wright has already allowed four long balls this year - the fourth home run he allowed last season came on June 15. The 33-year-old has also been walking more than usual, with five bases on balls compared to eight strikeouts. Steven Souza Jr. sliced a single into left to cut the lead to 4-3, but Taylor reached back and retired Logan Morrison , a left-handed hitter who had a solid weekend feasting on Red Sox pitching.
BOSTON (AP) - The Chicago Bulls talked often during the regular season about believing they had the personnel to play as a physically imposing team. Their output has caught up to those desires so far during the postseason. That changed quickly, though, as the Bulls responded with a 20-4 run. However, Boston was just 10 of 33 from 3-point range. One of the main reasons behind their two upset wins has been the play of point guard Rajon Rondo .
Before I won at Merion (in 2013) I said "you're going to win majors and you're going to lose majors, but you've got to be willing to lose them". After almost two decades of heartache in the tournaments that define careers, Garcia finally showed the mettle to win a major.
Madrid will be looking to a rejuvenated Cristiano Ronaldo , who has scored five in his last two appearances and netted his 100th Champion League goal with a hat-trick against Bayern Munich on Wednesday. Even if Barca win on Sunday, Madrid would still be in control of the destiny of this season's title, although the title race would become quite a bit more interesting.
Juventus is in an excellent form and it was visible in the first leg of the quaterfinal match. Lionel Messi, who had earlier been denied by Gianluigi Buffon, fired wastefully over the bar while Luis Suarez and Neymar also spurned chances on a night Barca were restricted to one shot on target.
Rojo's injury leaves United potentially short in defence as Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are sidelined. Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic also suffered a major injury, and it's possible that the Swedish superstar may have played his final game in a United shirt.
Switzer, to secure a bib. Kathrine Switzer knows what it means to run for equal rights. When Kathrine Switzer chose to run the Boston Marathon in 1967, it was not an easy feat. "At about a mile and a half into the race, the press truck went by us, and they saw that I was a woman in the race wearing numbers and they began taking pictures".
Kyle Lowry had 13 points on 4-of-10 shooting, while DeMar DeRozan had eight points - all free throws - as he was held without a field goal on 0-of-8 shooting. Coach Casey tinkered with the rotations, starting Carroll and playing Ibaka, Tucker and Patterson together to close the game, also inserting Delon Wright for a good stretch in the first half.
Baez, who successfully defended Hernandez in his most recent trial, on Thursday said the medical examiner's office had turned over Hernandez' remains to his family but retained his brain. Prosecutors said he gunned the two men down after one accidentally spilled a drink on him in a nightclub. Baez also plans to have "arguably the best forensic pathologist" Dr.
Aged 31, Wayne Rooney, has been sidelined due to a double ankle injury since making a substitute appearance against West Brom , April 1. Mourinho, who has now reached his 10th European semi-final as a manager, equalling the record of Sir Alex Ferguson and Giovanni Trapattoni, said: "I think we had 17 shots and 10 on target but the game was hard".
The Blues announced on Monday that 36-year-old Terry will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season and he plans to carry on playing football elsewhere. His physical presence, anticipation, and leadership qualities made him the outstanding figure in Chelsea's defence as the club enjoyed a run of trophy success.
Facing his former club, Mourinho rested top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and charged Ander Herrera and Matteo Darmian with the task of man-marking Chelsea dangermen Eden Hazard and Pedro. It must be said the electric Marcus Rashford was a major difference too, offering a counter-attacking threat in behind for the home side that left Chelsea petrified all game long.
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. Rondo had 11 points and 14 assists on a night when all five Bulls starters reached double figures. He paced Boston with 33 points. Jae Crowder matched his career playoff high with 16 points and said the Celtics were far from done.
The Angels are 4-1 in their last five games versus a left-handed starter, and 7-2 in their last nine game threes of a series. The Houston Astros have a rather goofy-looking mascot , but the large green creature put one over on baseball's premier hitter tonight.
The Cavs have never lost a playoff series the previous 12 times they opened a 2-0 lead. Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is Thursday night in Indianapolis . With 7:16 to play, the Cavs had trimmed the Pacers' lead to two. "I can't even sit up here and say I can", he said. "It was someone that I always knew I had to be in the gym".
Sunday's "clasico" could be decisive, with Madrid looking to virtually secure the title and Barcelona trying to keep alive its hopes of winning the league for a third straight time. There will be no guard of honour on Sunday-it's still too early for that-but a Madrid win might effectively seal yet another league title, and a long overdue one at that.
It is something he shares with the equally statuesque Chris Gayle. He scored a productive 62 runs in the last match he played against the Mumbai Indians. RCB have defended the move saying there are not anxious about Gayle's form and that he's only a knock away from a big one. However, Rising Pune Supergiant need batsmen to play a little more than just cameos.