Author: 0 Rangers head into offseason after second-round playoff loss

Ottawa won its best-of-seven series with NY 4-2, and awaits the victor of the Penguins-Capitals semi. "(Goalie Henrik) Lundqvist stood on his head. Jean-Gabriel Pageau has been overlooked during the six-year sampling of his National Hockey League career for understandable reason, but with a surprisingly budding postseason performance in the first two rounds of this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs , JGP is proving to be one of the Ottawa Senators' offensive juggernauts going forward in quite the ...

Sports Murray loses in straight sets to Coric at Madrid Open
Author: 0 Murray loses in straight sets to Coric at Madrid Open

Coric was only handed a late reprieve to enter the draw in Madrid after losing in qualifying to Mikhail Kukushkin. "In the end I played as I had dreamed". However, Nishikori has only won two of their previous 13 meetings. "Even though I played really badly, my attitude has been very positive", Nadal said.

Sports Five questions in the Premier League
Author: 0 Five questions in the Premier League

Swansea head to already-relegated Sunderland on Saturday with their destiny firmly in their own hands. Antonio Conte's side have held on to top spot since mid-December and Monday's win over Middlesbrough ensured they will travel to the midlands knowing victory will see them crowned champions with two games to spare.

Sports Blackhawks re-sign forward Richard Panik to 2-year deal
Author: 0 Blackhawks re-sign forward Richard Panik to 2-year deal

Panik was happy with his season, right up until the first round of the playoffs. "There wasn't much thinking involved". Playing on the first line with center Jonathan Toews for most of this season, Panik set National Hockey League career highs in goals (22), assists (22) and points (44).

Sports Cardinals announce signing of QB Gabbert to 1-year deal
Author: 0 Cardinals announce signing of QB Gabbert to 1-year deal

It also makes sense, with coach Bruce Arians talking often about managing Palmer's throwing reps, the Cards will have four other QBs to make throws as the team works in both the Phase 2 work now and Phase 3's organized team activities that begin next week.

Sports Penguins shut out Capitals in Game 7, advance to East final
Author: 0 Penguins shut out Capitals in Game 7, advance to East final

In a series where Washington dominated the shots category, Fleury came up big for the Penguins throughout the series and was aided with timely scoring from the team playing in front of him. “I can understand it. He has played at the world championships 12 previous times, including in 2013 when he finished the playoffs with a hairline fracture in his foot.

Author: 0 Pittsburgh restaurant pokes fun at Capitals star Alex Ovechkin

Rust made it 1-0 midway through the second period, and Hornqvist doubled the lead early in the third. It was the second year in a row that Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and the rest of the Capitals earned the Presidents' Trophy for the NHL's best regular-season record but exited in the second round of the playoffs.

Sports Tottenham Hotspur leading the chase for Riyad Mahrez
Author: 0 Tottenham Hotspur leading the chase for Riyad Mahrez

Perhaps it would even be a boost for Spurs with Marseille entering the race as it means their north London rivals Arsenal will be less likely to sign him. Both were linked with a move last summer and could reignite their interest, with Tottenham looking to bolster their squad depth and Arsenal seeking a replacement for Alexis Sanchez.

Sports Infantino slams 'fake news' surrounding 'new' FIFA
Author: 0 Infantino slams 'fake news' surrounding 'new' FIFA

In echoing that view, former Canada global Karina LeBlanc said: "FIFA invited us to make our views known a year ago and they're backing that up". "A big thanks goes from my side and FIFA's side to all the authorities who prosecute those who are involved in corruption in football", Infantino said.

Sports Joshua dares Tyson Fury after Klitschko's defeat
Author: 0 Joshua dares Tyson Fury after Klitschko's defeat

On the undercard is IBF featherweight champion Scott Quigg (35-1-2, 24 KOs) of Greater Manchester taking on Romanian Viorel Simion (21-1, 9 KOs). "A lot of questions answered by @anthonyfjoshua #JoshuaKlitchsko", he tweeted. "Two gentlemen fought each other". Anthony was better today. "It was really good, I had fun". And then there's Tyson Fury, the British nomad who upset Klitschko in 2015 before being waylaid by mental and other issues.

Sports Champions League Real reach final as Atletico comeback falls short
Author: 0 Champions League Real reach final as Atletico comeback falls short

Benzema set up the goal for Toni Kroos, but Jan Oblak saved it. The French striker was surrounded by three Atletico defenders by the end line, but found a way to get past all of them with a pair of quick touches. "It was a Champions League semi-final against a great opponent and they made things hard for us in their stadium, but our team demonstrated why we have been competing the way we have for so many years".

Sports Spurs overcome Leonard injury to beat Rockets in overtime
Author: 0 Spurs overcome Leonard injury to beat Rockets in overtime

We haven't been delivered the most compelling second-round series in NBA Playoffs history, but the match-ups become more enthralling the longer they run: Watching these teams compete and batter each other on both ends of the floor has been fun to watch from a viewers' standpoint but nobody will have been enjoying it more than the Cavaliers and Warriors after they both breezed through their opponents.

Author: 0 Chelsea hopeful of sealing title at West Brom - Courtois

It's great. Now we need to do another step. The post Conte: Chelsea Took "Big Step" To EPL Title, Bring On West Brom appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria . "Now he's deserving this". Chelsea's fortune changed completely as they finished on the 10th position in the last season and this season they are on their way to the title.

Author: 0 Sanchez, Giroud send Arsenal up to fifth

The deadlock was however broken by Alexis Sanchez in the 60th minute, when he dribbled past the Southampton defence, after a pass by Mesut Ozil. Not only did the goal see Sanchez reach 20 goals for the first time in a Premier League season but it also took him onto 14 away goals for the campaign - the most by anyone this year.

Author: 0 Pivotal Game 5 Awaits Wizards, Celtics

And "M-V-P" chants fill TD Garden in Boston. They hit 16 threes in what was a dispiriting defensive no-show from Washington , which has dropped each of the first three games in Boston. It is crucial to continue scoring with the high powered offense that Washington boasts. Rebound, half-court outlet pass, alley-oop for the slam - the Celtics make this fast break look ridiculously easy.

Author: 0 49ers won the NFL Draft's first day

ESPN, which is broadcasting its 38th consecutive National Football League draft, will have close to 500 player highlight packages, more than 30 player live shots, 22 cameras, red carpet interviews, and analysts like Mel Kiper Jr., Jon Gruden, Adam Schefter and Suzy Kolber all joining Wingo.

Author: 0 Ireland's 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool Opponents Revealed

The All Blacks will face the Springboks, Italy and two qualifiers in the tournament. Is the Data Act more boon or boondoggle? " And that's probably why I got a little bit excited because I know my brother is at home telling Maho all about his Irish kids, they're not Japanese kids, they're fully Irish kids! ".

Author: 0 Canelo Alvarez Cruises To Easy Decision Win Over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

Kazakh Golovkin was ringside as Alvarez won 120-108 on all three scorecards. After he fielded a few questions the post fight press conference quickly turned into another press conference to announce that Canelo and unified middleweight champion Genady “Easy Work” Golovkin (37-0, 33KOs) will take place on September 16 , 2017.

Author: 0 Real Madrid hit champions league final

I am proud of this team. "The players are very good, both those who play more and less often". Simeone's side, then the defending La Liga champions, inflicted Real's heaviest league defeat in over four years when they produced a scintillating 4-0 home win in February 2015.

Author: 0 Penguins vs. Capitals Game 2 Pick

The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins arrive at their latest showdown looking very much like they did a year ago. "They capitalized on a couple of mistakes in the second, and that changed the game". No matter the unconventional plays or style of game, Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are rolling after beating the Capitals 6-2 in Game 2 Saturday night to take a 2-0 lead in the second-round series between the NHL's top two teams.

Sports Will the Oilers take Game 7 from the Ducks? NHL Predictions 5/10/17
Author: 0 Will the Oilers take Game 7 from the Ducks? NHL Predictions 5/10/17

Some who managed to buy tickets later posted them for sale online - a move strictly against the company's policy for watch parties, meant to raise money for the group's charity wing, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation. "(McDavid) and Draisaitl are as good as you're going to get. Which is why the Oilers will be able to look back at this as a successful run. When he didn't produce, a number of important role players filled in admirably.

Author: 0 Bradley scores 29, Celtics power past Wizards, 123-101

Avery Bradley dropped a playoff career-high 29 points, which was also the most points he's ever scored at the TD Garden. Thomas, who is 5-9, set a pindown screen on Marcin Gortat (6-11) and Morris (6-10) to clear the real estate for Horford to step into a three-pointer.

Author: 0 FG Congratulates World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua

Meanwhile, Tyson Fury has claimed he could beat Joshua with "one arm tied behind my back". For Klitschko - who perhaps with an extra few punches might have finished Joshua - it could spell retirement, especially after his previous defeat more than a year ago by Britain's Tyson Fury .

Sports Pakistan frustrate West Indies in opening session
Author: 0 Pakistan frustrate West Indies in opening session

Aamir would not be the first global cricketer to decide to retire from Test cricket to focus on One Day worldwide and T20 matches. Misbah had the dubious honor of becoming the first player from his country to finish on 99 not out during its first innings of last week's seven-wicket first Test victory in Jamaica.

Sports Sale won't be suspended for throwing behind Machado
Author: 0 Sale won't be suspended for throwing behind Machado

First pitch is set for 8:10 p.m. Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale will not face a suspension for throwing a pitch behind Baltimore's Manny Machado , ESPN's Buster Olney reported on Friday . He said he planned to have communications with union head Tony Clark to see if the rules put in place to curb such confrontations need to be revisited.

Sports Mom of murder victim says Hernandez still guilty
Author: 0 Mom of murder victim says Hernandez still guilty

The prosecutors from the Bristol County District argued this point when they opposed the judge's ruling Tuesday. " Abatement has been practiced in federal and state courts for more than a century", Garsh said on Tuesday. It's still unclear how the financial part of this saga will shake out, but if the Patriots are on the hook for millions of dollars in payouts to the Hernandez family, that might be good news for the family of Lloyd, his victim.

Author: 0 Thibaut Courtois: Chelsea title win will be more special after last season

Diego Costa scored his 20th league goal of the season, converting a pass from the excellent Cesc Fabregas, and Marcos Alonso netted from a similar position before half-time, ahead of Nemanja Matic's second-half goal . "We're very close, and it will be very enjoyable after a year ago". A big win. At this stage of the season, to win is great. "Cesc is one of the best examples of our season", Conte said.

Author: 0 Classic of New Orleans: Jonas Blixt & Cameron Smith seal play-off

For Kisner and Brown, they were disappointed to lose after coming out the gates hot on Sunday, going out in 8-under 28 before cooling off on the final nine after a lengthy weather delay. Blixt is now the fourth most successful Swede in PGA Tour history, behind Henrik Stenson, Jesper Parnevik and Carl Pettersson, who all have five wins.

Author: 0 Messi, Suarez and Neymar combine to down Villarreal

Lionel Messi passed the 50-goal mark for the season as Barcelona moved three points clear at the La Liga summit with a 4-1 win over Villarreal at the Camp Nou on Saturday. Messi's current deal at Camp Nou expires in 2018 and, with talks over an extension ongoing, it was reported on Friday that the five-time Ballon d'Or victor had turned down an offer worth between €30million and €35m annually.

Sports IPL-2017: RCB crash to another miserable defeat
Author: 0 IPL-2017: RCB crash to another miserable defeat

On the other hand, the Royal Challengers have five points from 10 games and their chances of making the playoffs are close to none. Kohli needs to find form big time and also get his team into a mode of confidence that would make it a better campaign for them.

Author: 0 Spurs' Tony Parker has surgery on ruptured quad muscle

The 34-year-old remained on the floor as action transitioned to the other end of the court following his miss. Parker had to be carried by his teammates to the locker room after his bad fall. The San Antonio Spurs drew level in the National Basketball Association playoffs as the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled into a 2-0 series lead. He also had three rebounds and four assists.

Author: 0 Rashford goal gives United advantage in Europa semis

Manchester United have beaten Spanish club Celta Vigo 1-nil in the first leg of their Euopa Cup football semi final, in Vigo. 'It is still close, it is half-time, they are leading 1-0 and we have to go out and make the second-half count. The team played well, they were compact against a team who are hard to play against". United remain in contention for a top four finish - they now sit just a point behind Manchester City - but with trips to Arsenal and Tottenham to come during the run-in, ...

Author: 0 National Basketball Association roundup: Cavaliers keep rolling for 3-0 series lead

James would finish with 35 points on 9-of-16 shooting to go along with eight rebounds and seven assists, further taking whatever wind was left in the Raptors' sails. LeBron James said he wasn't anxious about what happened past year. The Cavs want this series over because they've grown used to the restorative benefits of long layoffs between rounds, and they know they have a chance to give themselves a week (or more) before the Eastern Conference finals begin.

Sports Atletico vs Real Madrid: how and where to watch
Author: 0 Atletico vs Real Madrid: how and where to watch

Casemiro insisted Real Madrid are not focused on Barcelona's results after his side moved a step closer to becoming champions of La Liga with a 4-0 win at Granada. We know how to beat them and we'll try to do everything possible to do so. Traditionally, the Vicente Calderon has proved one of the most intimidating venues of European football.

Author: 0 Crosby skates at Penguins practice, concussion recovery remains 'day-to-day process'

The fourth game of the Eastern Conference semifinals presented an opportunity for the Capitals to tie the series at two games apiece and take all the momentum going back to Washington. The Flyers coach at the time just happened to be Fred Shero, Ray's dad. The general consensus is that Crosby was in an unexpected position when Niskanen made contact.

Sports Nashville Tops St. Louis
Author: 0 Nashville Tops St. Louis

Leading 2-1 with 7:31 remaining, the Predators hemmed the Blues in their defensive zone for 1:42, even after St. Louis won the draw and took the puck away. Louis could not find any at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. "It's the first time I've been out of the lineup since I got up (in February), so yeah, of course I was disappointed", Paajarvi said.

Sports Conte in no mood to change Costa for Lukaku
Author: 0 Conte in no mood to change Costa for Lukaku

I think anything is possible in football. "At the end of the season when you have two teams in the race for the title you must have a good balance to try and put the fixtures in the same hour and day and don't give advantage to one team or another", he said.