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Author: 0 Lundqvist shuts down Habs as Rangers take Game 1

The New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens by a score of 2-0 in Game 1 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Quarterfinals. Game two takes place on Friday in Montreal and if the Rangers would like to take a 2-0 series lead they need to find a way to give themselves breathing room in these games.

Sports Warriors use fourth-quarter surge to beat Blazers
Author: 0 Warriors use fourth-quarter surge to beat Blazers

Game 2 in the first-round series is Tuesday night in Boston. Nurkić, the "Bosnian Beast" is listed as questionable for Game 1 while his status is undetermined for the series. "It's a credit to their defense". Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum commanded the court, combining for 48 of the team's 56 points. Two-time reigning NBA MVP Curry missed the initial three games against the Blazers past year following a fluke sprained right knee injury suffered in Game 4 at Houston when he slipped ...

Author: 0 Durant shines in Golden State playoff debut in Game 1 win

Against the Blazers , Green almost finished with the elusive 5x5, going for 19 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists, five blocks, and three steals. The aforementioned role players also chipped in and helped turn the game, with JaVale McGee's hustle keying a 10-0 run and a brief scoring flurry from Ian Clark helping Golden State actually push the lead with Durant and Curry on the bench.

Sports Buster Posey doing well after struck in head by a pitch
Author: 0 Buster Posey doing well after struck in head by a pitch

Blackburn, 24, rated as the Giants' No. 5 prospect ( per Baseball America ) as recently as the 2014-15 offseason and rated among the team's Top 10 prospects from 2012 through 2016. The Diamondbacks added an insurance run off Giants reliever Neil Ramirez in the eighth on an RBI single by Chris Iannetta, scoring Yasmany Tomas , who had doubled.

Author: 0 Hawks stun Cavs again, make 26-point comeback to win in OT

The Cleveland Cavaliers are closing in on the top seed in the Eastern Conference and can take another step forward when they host the Atlanta Hawks on Friday in the opener of a home-and-home set. Kyle Korver was OK, with 11 points in 28 minutes. Live Score Updates are available on official Twitter pages of Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks .

Sports Making Dortmund play so soon lacked empathy - Klopp
Author: 0 Making Dortmund play so soon lacked empathy - Klopp

Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel accused UEFA of treating the bomb attack on their team bus as if a "beer can" had been thrown and claimed they were informed by text message that they would have to play their Champions League game against Monaco.

Sports Penguins beat Blue Jackets to take series lead
Author: 0 Penguins beat Blue Jackets to take series lead

Guentzel scored Pittsburgh's first goal in the opening period and got another in the third period before beating Bobrovsky for the victor in OT. Pittsburgh Penguins' Brian Dumoulin celebrates their goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio .

Author: 0 UFC 210: An Event 2 Decades in the Making

Without the Cormier-Johnson title fight, it would have been a truly hard PPV sell. Rumble Johnson shocked everyone in the attendance and watching at home by attempting to out wrestle the Olympic wrestler in the opening round. At 38, though, "DC" has only so many years left in the sport. He said Jones would not dictate the timing of his next title defense and that he is willing to fight another light heavyweight contender, Jimi Manuwa, if the Jones rematch isn't booked next for some reason.

Author: 0 MVP favorites Harden, Westbrook get first-round showdown

Sure, you can't expect 6-23 shooting from Russ every night, and Patrick Beverley's injury situation bears watching over the coming days. but after Game 1, it appears the Thunder might just not have the fire power to hang with one of the all-time best offensive attacks in league history.

Sports Hernandez's strong outing lifts Seattle past Texas, 2-1
Author: 0 Hernandez's strong outing lifts Seattle past Texas, 2-1

J. Dyson then stole second base with Leonys Martin at bat. In addition to hitting the go-ahead, eventual game winning nearly homer on Friday, Haniger hit a three-run bomb against Cole Hamels to turn a 6-1 potential laugher into an actual 6-4 contest.

Author: 0 Basketball: Bulls upset Celtics in emotional opener

His 22-year-old sister, Chyna Thomas, died in a single-car accident in Federal Way, Washington at around 5 A.M. Thomas, an All-Star guard for the Boston Celtics, reportedly found out about her death while participating in the team's practice on Saturday afternoon.

Author: 0 Vettel wins Bahrain GP; Stroll DNF again

Hamilton, who had started the floodlit race level on points with the German, took second place for Mercedes after staging a late chase following the five-second penalty for driving deliberately slowly into the pits. "More importantly, however, we are now completely confident that our victory in Melbourne wasn't just a one-off and that we will be at the forefront of this world championship until the last ( race )".

Author: 0 Durant shines in Warriors playoff debut in Game 1 win

King, who is 6-foot-7, played only seven games for Alabama this season due to a lung infection. But a post-All-Star break record of 18-8 helped the Blazers break even and finish the year with a 41-41 record . Both have to be in top form when they come up against the Portland duo, excellent scorers in their own right. The Warriors beat the Blazers all four times they met this season by an average margin of 19.5 points, so the odds aren't exactly in the Blazers' favor.

Author: 0 Mercedes driver Hamilton wins Chinese GP from pole

Max Verstappen produced a stunning drive to drag himself from 19th on the grid to the final podium place, but there was more misery for Fernando Alonso in the unreliable McLaren. "I think the respect for one another is the highest I have felt from another driver, especially of his caliber", Hamilton said, as quoted by The Times .

Author: 0 Top seed Celtics carry expectations into matchup with Bulls

Especially what he's done this year for that team. The teams split their four regular-season matchups, with each winning two games on their home floor. "It's gonna be a team effort". Check out more boxing news and features at The Sweet Science, where the best boxing writers write. He wasn't given many playing opportunities during his first two-plus seasons in the league, and was considered by many to be a "throw-in" piece in the Rajon Rondo-to-Dallas trade.

Sports Antonio Conte refuses to dwell on cause of Thibaut Courtois' ankle injury
Author: 0 Antonio Conte refuses to dwell on cause of Thibaut Courtois' ankle injury

Now the gap between the Blues and London rivals Tottenham Hotspur is only four. But it was Herrera who deservedly received the man-of-the-match award, for his first goal/assist combination in the same game since October 2015 against Everton, and for a magnificent man-to-man marking job on Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard.

Author: 0 Bulls Take Game 1 Over Celtics, 106-102

He said Thomas has freedom to do "whatever he needs to do" as related to his sister and family. "Thank you Charles Barkley for letting us know that it's about YOUR selfish comfort regarding isiah Thomas playing, not his." wrote @_bigchee.

Sports Dortmund angry it was forced to play; UEFA says team agreed
Author: 0 Dortmund angry it was forced to play; UEFA says team agreed

Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored twice to give AS Monaco a 3-2 win at Borussia Dortmund in a Champions League quarter-final first-leg match that was postponed following an attack on the home team's bus. "We saw a lot of times on TV and it was far away from us, even when it was in Istanbul which is in my country". UEFA spokesman Pedro Pinto told The Associated Press the governing body was in touch with all parties.

Author: 0 League Review: Wins for Brisbane and Perth in goal-crazy finale

A insane final day of the regular season - which saw Brisbane beat Wellington 4-3 and Perth Glory beat City 5-4 - settled the final places and set up some tantalising finals. Liam Reddy of Perth Glory decided he'd play his way out of his area late on in their clash with Melbourne City. If the Wanderers were to defeat the Roar on Friday, that would set up a thrilling Sydney derby in the final four.

Author: 0 Griezmann goal prevents Real Madrid derby victory

Man Utd have been strongly linked with a move for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann this summer, but they could be left disappointed. Zidane started the press conference talking about today's game against Atlético Madrid: "We can not be happy today".

Author: 0 Palace humiliates Arsenal, Pressure mounts on Wenger

Chants including " Arsene Wenger , we want you to go", "We want Wenger out" and " You're not fit to wear the shirt " were clearly audible inside the ground, with Arsenal's players then subjected to verbal abuse as they headed for the team coach.

Author: 0 Things We Learned From Game One Against the Indiana Pacers

Paul George led the way for seventh-seeded IN with 29 points but had only four IN the fourth quarter. "We won the fourth quarter which we needed to do to close this game out", George said. The Cavs survived from there, with Tristan Thompson contributing eight points and 13 rebounds and Channing Frye adding 11 points off the bench. We have to establish our defense right from the start.

Author: 0 Utah's Gobert sprains left knee on 1st play of game

Gobert had to leave less than 20 seconds into the contest after colliding with Clipper player Luc Mbah a Moute . Joe Johnson: Well, it sure seems like the former all-star shooting guard is the best option the Jazz have at power forward at this point.

Author: 0 Rodgers: Celtic could finish in Prem's top four

Rodgers claimed Tynecastle was the ideal place for his side to wrap up the title. He was not the only one who would have cause to reflect yesterday on the circulatory nature of the season as Celtic formalised their title celebrations; there was something predictable about Sinclair being pivotal to a result that that uncorked the champers.

Author: 0 Barcelona star Neymar suspended for Clasico

The Spanish Football Federation has handed Barcelona's Neymar a three game ban, hence dashing his hopes of featuring in the upcoming El Clasico against Real Madrid. However, his punishment was increased because he sarcastically applauded the fourth official as he walked down the tunnel. After all, they're trailing Real by three points in La Liga's standings and if they lose (or play to a draw in) El Clasico , it'll practically doom their chances of winning the league's championships.

Sports Leicester without Huth, hopeful on Morgan for 2nd Atletico Madrid leg
Author: 0 Leicester without Huth, hopeful on Morgan for 2nd Atletico Madrid leg

Morgan has been ruled out of Saturday's Premier League trip to Crystal Palace with an ongoing back problem and is touch and go for the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final with Atletico Madrid. Replays showed that the foul actually came outside of the penalty box, a point that Shakespeare remonstrated with the referee. Griezmann collected the ball outside his own area and ran to just inside the Leicester box before being crudely barged over by Albrighton.

Author: 0 Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks

The Sharks' power play finished the regular season ranked 25th in the National Hockey League at just 16.7 percent, one of the team's worst percentages over the last 15 years. "We were confident we could go out and turn things around (after the first period)", said Couture. We didn't in the second game. Until Wednesday night, they hadn't played a game that mattered at this time of year since 2006.

Author: 0 Utah's Rudy Gobert has hyperextended left knee, bone bruise

Look for an easy cover in this one on Saturday night. Despite his lingering knee issues, Derrick Favors helped bear the burden down low in Gobert's absence. Yes, I blame Griffin on the last play too. If I were a Clippers fan, I would be extremely concerned about Griffin's defense. If the Clippers continue to struggle against a Gobert-less team, they are in for a rude awakening for the rest of the series.

Sports Jury Reaches Verdict in Hernandez Double Murder Trial
Author: 0 Jury Reaches Verdict in Hernandez Double Murder Trial

I commend the work of my investigators and the prosecutors assigned to the District Attorney's office who put forth an enormously diligent and determined effort in this case. The main reason for the Aaron Hernandez verdict was due to the fact that the defense team blamed the murders on the witnesses in the case. Defense lawyers countered that Alexander Bradley , a friend of Hernandez at the time, did the shooting.

Sports Corbin blanks Indians through six, D-backs sweep to go 6-1
Author: 0 Corbin blanks Indians through six, D-backs sweep to go 6-1

If that had any sort of impact on Sunday, the Indians will pass along word. Brandon Drury doubled down the left field line off Bryan Shaw to score Tomas, and following an intentional walk, Jeff Mathis singled in Drury. "You open up the season sweeping and then getting swept, but really at the end of the day tip you cap to those guys", Cleveland manager Terry Francona said.

Sports Freakish dive fools referee as Celtic draw with Ross County
Author: 0 Freakish dive fools referee as Celtic draw with Ross County

Rodgers admitted Brown was late on Liam Boyce to earn his red card - but claimed Robertson's penalty decision wound up his captain. While Celtic seethed, County savoured a precious point which could prove
crucial in their bid to preserve their top-flight status for another year.

Author: 0 Can Cavs 'turn it on' in playoffs?

Western Conference top seeds the Golden State Warriors host the Portland Trail Blazers, while the Boston Celtics - number one in the east - welcome the Chicago Bulls. That was the case in Game 1, where Iman Shumpert saw his role go from 6th man to 10th man. Shump didn't play at all. The Cavs also got 11 points from Channing Frye and eight points and 13 rebounds from Tristan Thompson .

Author: 0 Russell Westbrook Eyeing Another Record

Sacramento rested Darren Collison and Ty Lawson and played with eight men. "Kind of just sitting there and embracing the moment", he said. Nearly averaging a triple double would win an MVP any other year, but not this season, thanks to a certain point guard.

Sports Kolkata beats Kings XI 8th straight time to leads IPL
Author: 0 Kolkata beats Kings XI 8th straight time to leads IPL

The task at hand for KKR is to find a stable replacement for Chris Lynn, who was elemental in providing a powerful start to KKR's IPL 2017 campaign. Rishabh Pant has already won many hearts with his dedication towards the game and his attractive batting . Sanju Samson is their top run-getter, with 134 runs from three innings, with one century, while the next batsman is Sam Billings, who is slotted at No.

Author: 0 Bud Cauley takes RBC Heritage lead with strong finish

Jason Dufner had two eagles on the way to a 6-under 65 and a one-shot lead Saturday heading into the final round of the RBC Heritage. Donald found the hole on a short pitch shot, nipping the ball off the grass short of the green into a mound and making it pause after one big bounce before the ball trickled into the cup for birdie at the last to complete a four-under 67.

Author: 0 Umpire stretchered off in O's-Jays game

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Orioles are -108 on the money line to beat the Blue Jays, who have odds of -102 to win today's game. Chatwood (1-2) struck out four and walked one, lowering his ERA from 6.35 ERA to 3.54. "He's so much more than a thrower". "Honestly, it was the way Salty (Jarrod Saltalamacchia) called the game", said Estrada, when asked what was working for him against the O's.

Sports Wenger vows to reveal Arsenal future 'soon'
Author: 0 Wenger vows to reveal Arsenal future 'soon'

Speaking on Tuesday ahead of the midweek meeting with West Ham, the Frenchman says that his previous record of qualification has been taken for granted. "I love this club", Wenger said after the game. Premier League rules state a captain must wear an armband at all times and they may ask the club for an explanation.

Author: 0 Substitutes rescue Liverpool against Stoke City

Shaqiri exchanged passes with Glen Johnson and crossed for Walters to head home from three yards. But two second-half goals from Brazilian substitutes Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho saw Liverpool seal an 18th league win of the season.

Author: 0 Niki Lauda: 'Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel battle to be season-long'

We were both pushing and those last 20 laps. Mercedes are locked in a direct battle with Vettel's Ferrari team following three years of domination, but the championship momentum now rests with Hamilton ahead of the second of this back-to-back instalment in Bahrain on Sunday.