Author: 0 Golden State Warriors close in on Western Conference final berth

Another fast start for the Warriors , or even just a hot streak at some point in the game, will be enough. The Golden State Warriors' chances of winning the NBA Title fall directly on the shoulders of Kevin Durant. They likely took offense to the fact that the Warriors reportedly complained about the lack of night life in Salt Lake City . Utah's offense made strides in the second quarter, with the Jazz shooting 12-of-19 from the field.

Author: 0 Maria Sharapova wins 1st match in return from 15-month doping ban

Sharapova made 80 percent of her first serves in her first five service games and won 80 percent of those points. Finishing with 39 winners (including those 11 aces), Sharapova displayed the kind of offensive shotmaking that make her such a risky player, particularly on clay.

Sports Chelsea can't shake Spurs - Matic ready to scrap for Premier League title
Author: 0 Chelsea can't shake Spurs - Matic ready to scrap for Premier League title

The Italian is not at all under estimating Everton today and is expecting a really tough match as according to him Everton have some really quality players and are a physical team too. Dele Alli seized possession and passed to Christian Eriksen, who weaved past Laurent Koscielny before striking at goalkeeper Petr Cech. United suffered another of the home draws that have blighted their first season under Jose Mourinho when relegation-threatened Swansea City salvaged a 1-1 draw, Gylfi ...

Author: 0 My players are too complacent - we're not safe yet, says Allardyce

Guardiola's stats are correct - Spurs had 13 shots to City's 12 when they lost at White Hart Lane in October. "The others, no chance", the 46-year-old said. Haf-time arrived with City in danger of being drawn into a scrap , with De Bruyne twice kicked by Jeffrey Schlupp , and Silva taking matters into his own hands by retaliating with a wild hack at Wilfried Zaha.

Author: 0 Packers draft CB King, S Jones, DT Adams

After the season, in which Montgomery led the Packers in rushing with just 457 yards, McCarthy declared that the position switch would be permanent and said Montgomery planned to change from his No. This means that he will experience first hand the process the Bears go through as they juggle the need to play Mike Glennon versus the need to develop Mitch Trubisky .

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho Can't Resist Dig At Arsenal After Losing At Emirates

We shook hands before and after the game". He said that he had felt really bad in the last fifteen games they had played against Arsenal and had seen the players and the fans cry as they left the stadium after loosing. A lot depends on the personnel on the pitch at the time and how well we can adapt to each formation. "We have a lot of injuries at the moment, but we have players coming back".

Sports Celtics' Thomas: Refs letting Wizards hold me
Author: 0 Celtics' Thomas: Refs letting Wizards hold me

The Celtics have to be concerned. But it was their entire starting five that overwhelmed the Celtics . "So whether I'm getting the calls or not, I've gotta be in attack mode, I've gotta be aggressive to get in the paint, to make things happen, not just for myself but for my teammates".

Sports Britt Assombalonga double secures Nottingham Forest's Championship survival
Author: 0 Britt Assombalonga double secures Nottingham Forest's Championship survival

Venky's bought Blackburn for 46 million pounds (then $73 million) in November 2010 , but its time in charge has been chaotic from the moment the new owners chose to fire Sam Allardyce as manager after just a month. I would like to say sorry to the fans, but I wish all the best to the new owners. Nottingham Forest will be playing Championship football next season, thanks to the performances of what I call big game players.

Author: 0 Rodriguez, Morata net braces as Madrid crush Granada in La Liga

Casemiro feels that the title is in their own hands. "It's incredible, our fans are with us until the end", said goal-scorer Saul Niguez. He said, "We're not looking at what Barcelona do, we're looking at what we do". Morata threaded a pass through an inviting gap on the left-hand side of the Granada backline and Lucas Vazquez charged into the box. If we do that, Atletico Madrid will cause some harm.

Author: 0 Arsenal fans are happy and I'm happy for them - Mourinho

The win was Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's first in 16 competitive meetings with United boss Mourinho, first in 13 attempts in the Premier League. Finally I leave this stadium with Arsenal fans happy, they deserve that. Liverpool lose to Crystal Palace and limp to a draw against Southampton but United draw with Swansea and rivals City and lose to struggling Arsenal .

Author: 0 Wenger - Arsenal couldn't afford to lose today

I'm not enjoying that, honestly. We had just one blip and I think it was a bit physical. That is not normal. I was back doing what I like the most , and I'm really excited about being able to help the team as much as I can in the final sprint.

Author: 0 Kelly Oubre: Hits by Kelly Olynyk ended with retaliation

Game 5 is Wednesday in Boston. The victor will meet either Cleveland or Toronto for a berth in next month's NBA Finals. Tensions didn't run as hot in Game 4, though Thomas was called for a technical in the fourth. Washington coach Scott Brooks said he respects the league's decision and figured a suspension could be coming. Washington played without reserve forward Kelly Oubre Jr ., who was suspended one game for charging and pushing Olynyk in the second quarter of Game 3 following ...

Sports Chapecoense win state title six months after air tragedy
Author: 0 Chapecoense win state title six months after air tragedy

The club, based in south Brazil drew the play-off final 1-1 on aggregate, winning 1-0 away in the first leg before losing 1-0 at home in the second leg of the final play-off against Avai. 71 people were killed in the horror tradegy. Chape never brought in Ronaldinho, or former Argentina worldwide Juan Román Riquelme, who was also linked with the club, but they did bring in 25 new players this season and promoted nine from their youth team.

Sports Middlesbrough relegated from Premier League
Author: 0 Middlesbrough relegated from Premier League

Middlesbrough have been relegated back down to The Championship after falling to a 3-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday night. 28 points scored with a goal difference of 26:45, leave the "boron" in the penultimate 19th place, where from the salvage 17 places the gap is 7 points.

Author: 0 Arsenal's Granit Xhaka doubtful for Southhampton clash due to injury

Slowly I think we became better and in the second half we controlled the game quite well. I am not enjoying that. "It's a big club". Yesterday marked four years since Ferguson announced his retirement after nearly 27 years in charge at Old Trafford, and, after the dire tenures of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, United finally has a manager of Ferguson's gravitas in Mourinho.

Author: 0 Joshua hopes to fight Fury in 2018

The ex-heavyweight champion, Fury, claims he can beat the Watford-born fighter with one arm tied behind his back. " We are desperate for that fight because AJ thinks he wins comfortably, it is a great fight and it is the biggest fight out there ", Hearn told talkSPORT .

Sports Spurs' Tony Parker to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery after Game 2 Injury
Author: 0 Spurs' Tony Parker to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery after Game 2 Injury

Parker's team meanwhile were looking ahead to life without the guard as they prepared for Game 3 of their series against Houston later Friday. Team-mates and Houston players walked over to console him. Specifically, in Game 2 , Parker had 18 points and four assists. Losing a guard against this Rockets team also doesn't help. Yes, Mills is a good player and can hold his own in a new starting role, but who comes in to give him a rest? "He's devastated", Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said of ...

Author: 0 F1 Russian Grand Prix - Race Results

Although Hamilton made a good start to challenge Kimi Raikkonen on the run down to Turn 2, he lost momentum as he got boxed in behind Sebastian Vettel under braking. "With the backing off for the temperature, it was losing seven tenths, whatever it was, maybe a second a lap". But the fresh set of tyres helped the Ferrari driver, and four-time F1 champion, catch up to the auto ahead of him.

Sports Conte hails Chelsea fans after victory at Everton
Author: 0 Conte hails Chelsea fans after victory at Everton

The celebrations were of a team freed of pressure, and so the game would pan out. We scored an fantastic goal with Pedro, then the second and third, but it was not so easy. "Pedro is showing to be a great player but don't forget Pedro played with Barcelona and he won a lot with the club". Hazard was not completely stifled, and did bag an assist for Chelsea's second goal at Everton .

Author: 0 EPL 2016/17, Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace: 5 Talking Points

Jose Mourinho's team travel to Arsenal on Sunday evening, ahead of their Europa League semi-final second leg against Celta Vigo next Thursday. Although City can still mathematically catch second-placed Tottenham, this season will nearly certainly be the first in Guardiola's managerial career where he has not achieved at least a top-two finish.

Author: 0 Ashwin, Shami return for Champions Trophy

Shami, who last played an ODI during the 2015 World Cup, said he has worked on his strength and fitness. Prasad rightly praised Dhoni's contributions to the team, pointing out that it's unfair to judge him only as a batsman and he still remains among the best wicket-keepers in the world.

Sports Johnson struggles in wind in second round at Wells Fargo
Author: 0 Johnson struggles in wind in second round at Wells Fargo

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson declared himself ready to challenge for victory after a tidy return to competition left him four strokes behind first-round leader Francesco Molinari at the Wells Fargo Championship yesterday morning (Singapore time).

Sports Cubs place Heyward on 10-day DL, trade Szczur to Padres
Author: 0 Cubs place Heyward on 10-day DL, trade Szczur to Padres

He will be eligible to come off the disabled list on May 16. Floro signed a minor league contract with the Cubs last offseason and was a non-roster invitee to big league spring training. The Cubs also traded outfielder Matt Szczur to the San Diego Padres on Monday for minor league righty Justin Hancock, who was drafted by Chicago general manager Jed Hoyer in 2011 when Hoyer held that same position with the Padres.

Author: 0 Cavaliers take 3-0 series lead over Raptors

But as great teams often do, the defending champs found a way and went on a 20-3 run to put the Toronto Raptors away, 115-94, for a commanding 3-0 series lead. Tristan Thompson added nine points and 12 rebounds. DeRozan shot 12 for 23 and made all 13 free-throw attempts, and afterward James complimented the Raptor, who has made a habit of rebounding from bad games - he averages 32.7 the game after a sub 10-point performance.

Sports LOVERRO: Capitals don't have answer for Penguins' 'compete level'
Author: 0 LOVERRO: Capitals don't have answer for Penguins' 'compete level'

HollywoodLifers , who do you think will take the win? "I think I guess the series will show that more than anything", Crosby said. And tonight was one of those nights. What's said matters little if the Capitals don't get the job done on the ice in Game 3 on Monday night in Pittsburgh (7:30 p.m. ET, NBC Sports ).

Author: 0 Sunderland relegated after 10 years in the Premier League

As has been the case for the vast majority of the season, Short was not present at Saturday's game, but he issued a statement shortly after the final whistle. We take collective responsibility from top to bottom. "We had massive disruption during the summer transfer window, and an unprecedented number of injuries throughout the season.

Author: 0 Predators, Ducks win away from advancing to Western finals

The Senators tied the score late in Game 5 and defeated the Rangers 5-4 in overtime when Kyle Turris fired a wrist shot past Henrik Lundqvist . "We've got the ingredients in this room to get the results we need", said Letestu. Adam Larsson ended up playing a staggering 44:58. Sometimes he doesn't get enough credit because he plays with ( Connor McDavid ). The Oilers were having no luck handling Ryan Getzlaf in the first period.

Sports Swansea out of bottom three with crucial Everton victory
Author: 0 Swansea out of bottom three with crucial Everton victory

Everton piled on the pressure in the final minutes, but they drew a blank for three successive league games for the first time since April 2006 as Swansea held on. Two defeats were followed by a win apiece before battling draws last weekend, Hull holding Southampton and Swansea leaving Manchester United with a share of the spoils.

Sports Manfred: MLB considers guidelines for racist taunts
Author: 0 Manfred: MLB considers guidelines for racist taunts

The team turned the matter over to the Boston Police. Schilling pointed out that no one in the bleachers that night has come forward to back Jones' claim ( except for one kid who appears to have lied to Mike Lupica ), and shared a story on Twitter from TurtleBoySports that included an interview with a Fenway Park vendor who said he didn't hear any racial slurs on Monday.

Author: 0 Matt Harvey likely to file a grievance against Mets over suspension

Staying down for about a minute, Cabrera eventually climbed back to his feet and walked off the field. X-rays were negative but Cabrera is expected to undergo an MRI on Sunday. Harvey is in the midst of his arbitration years, and it may not be a surprise if the Mets decline to offer him a contract, given his struggles and injury woes from 2016.

Author: 0 Penguins star Sidney Crosby has concussion, out for Game 4 against Capitals

Just over a minute later, Nate Schmidt ripped a shot past an out-of-position Fleury to tie the game. The Capitals would get extended pressure on Fleury only to be stopped while the Penguins expertly counterattacked. Edmonton, which rallied to tie Game 4 on a last-minute, power-play goal from Drake Caggiula, can not be happy about such a sudden series turnaround.

Sports Warriors complete sweep of Blazers
Author: 0 Warriors complete sweep of Blazers

With Stephen Curry leading the way and each of his teammates doing his part, the Warriors dominated from the opening tip in a 128-103 rout of the Trail Blazers Monday night at Moda Center. The two-time defending Western Conference champions swept the best-of-seven series. "That's who you're going to have to get through to get to where you want to get to".

Sports Romo fails to advance in US Open qualifying
Author: 0 Romo fails to advance in US Open qualifying

Open qualifier at Split Rail Links & Golf Club. "I need to play in more tournaments because golf and tournament golf are two totally different deals". "It's been awhile since I felt the feeling from the competitive aspect in the golf world, so it's been good", Romo said after his round, per ESPN's Todd Archer.

Author: 0 Playoff Roundup: Lindberg scores twice to help Rangers knot series with Senators

Derick Brassard provided the heroics with a game-tying goal with 1:26 to play in regulation, setting the stage for Kyle Turris , who buried the game-winning score just 6:28 into overtime to give the Senators a 5-4 win. The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-7 in their last 9 road games and 12-4 in their last 16 Saturday games. Brassard said the message on the Ottawa bench was "pretty clear" at that point: Seven minutes remained to tie the game.

Author: 0 Real Madrid close on Atletico teenager Theo Hernandez

Hernandez extended his contract with Atletico until 2021 just last season, but AS reports that the left-back is now set to confirm his move across the Spanish capital at the end of the campaign. Hernandez's agent, Manuel Garcia Quilon, says that the final decision will lie in the player's own hands. "Both are really interested, but we've not closed anything with either of them".