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LeBron James: No disrespect by ball spin before shot

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On the other hand, Raptors' top scorer DeMar DeRozan shoots well in the mid-range area and attacks the rim. They trailed by only two after three quarters before the Cavaliers quickly blew open the game. Lowry was making fearless talk Wednesday about being ready for Game 3 but there didn't seem to be much optimism 24 hours later. "I told them this morning, it's about the 15 men in this room", Casey said. Read More »

Thomas scores 53 as Celtics beat Wizards 129-119 in OT

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Wall? He tallied just five points during the fourth quarter and overtime, and missed a potential game-winner, as his Wizards fell into an 0-2 series hole. "I always said pain is temporary". It was Horford who got up on Morris in Game 1 to defend the forward as he took a mid-range 15-foot fadeaway. Interim coach Mike Brown led the Warriors as they are missing reigning NBA Coach of the Year Steve Kerr, who wasn't at the arena as he deals with complications from a pair of back surgeries ... Read More »

Antonio Conte draws parallels between Chelsea and Cesc Fabregas' resurgence

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Defeat at Stamford Bridge relegated Middlesbrough back to the Championship and Fabregas felt Chelsea asserted their dominance against Steve Agnew's side. It marked Fabregas's 10th assist of the season, making him the first to notch six Premier League seasons with at least 10 assists. 'I will play for the team and play for the club. Read More »

Keys: Capitals at Penguins, Game 6

For Washington to take game 6, they need someone in their bottom six forwards to produce offensively. Ovechkin was moved to the third line and Burakovsky was moved to the first line. We talk about win first game and then going to Pittsburgh and win another game. Momentum, though, started to shift back in New York's favor in the back half of the second. Read More »

Galvis drives in winning run, Phillies beat Nats 6-5 in 10

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But with pain in the same left wrist in which surgery in 2016 wiped out almost his whole season , obviously there'd be a little worrying going on. Altherr tied Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals with a pinch-hit, three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning. Read More »

NBA Draft Focus: Who The Philadelphia 76ers Should Target And Avoid

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Visit NBA.com for a complete list of the expected 2017 NBA Draft Combine attendees. A player who was already expected to be a lottery pick heading into the 2017-18 season, Jayson Tatum solidified his place as one of the best potential National Basketball Association players in the country with a great Freshman year for the Duke Blue Devils. Read More »

Rockets lose Nene for rest of National Basketball Association postseason

Against San Antonio, Nene averaged 5.5 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12.8 minutes of action. This week, these series head to two crucial Game 5s, as the Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs head home and attempt to retake the lead. "He's pretty much on the ideal team for the way they play and what their goals are offensively. But some other guys are going to have to step up", D'Antoni said. Read More »

Luiz praises Conte's huge impact on Chelsea

Spurs play Manchester United on Sunday. That leaves Chelsea with a seven-point advantage over second-place Tottenham with three matches remaining, and more than likely ensures that the Blues will be back on top of English soccer by season's end. Read More »

Genie Bouchard Defeats Maria Sharapova in 1st Match Since Calling Her 'Cheater'

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Bouchard, the Russian's most vocal critic, admitted she had extra motivation to beat Sharapova, and was inspired by players who wished her luck in the locker room before the match. "I m a big competitor". She added: "What you work for so many hours every single day is to be on the winning end of matches". The world number 60 fought hard to secure another break and maintained her composure in the face of a 40-15 deficit while serving for victory to profit from a couple of sloppy errors ... Read More »

Bottas seals first ever F1 win in Russian Grand Prix

Bottas continued to lead the field once racing got back underway but Vettel began to reel him in, forcing the Mercedes crew to pit him from the lead for fresh Pirelli ultrasoft tires. As he took the chequered flag, he swore and whooped in a rare emotional outburst for a man who had earlier told his race engineer to be quiet so that he could concentrate fully on the job in hand. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham wasted chance to keep pressure on Chelsea

And no it's not because it means Arsene Wenger might stay a little longer either: Arsenal's victory confirmed Tottenham's place in the Champions League group stage for next season. 'I feel calm . But I'm disappointed , of course, that we missed the opportunity to reduce the gap '. "That wasn't a problem, the problem was that we didn't perform in the way we usually perform". Read More »

Cold-shooting Jazz try to bounce back against Warriors

The Dubs averaged almost two fewer turnovers in wins than they did in losses during the season, and were defeated only once when keeping their turnovers in single-digits. He scored 12 points on 4-15 shooting, including a 2-9 performance from deep. He helped Utah to outscore the Warriors in the paint 46-44 and was Utah's leading rebounder on a night when they finished +7 on the glass. Read More »

Early December Signing Period Becomes Reality for High School Football Recruits

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The new early period signing also begins on the same day as college football's midyear junior college transfer signing period, according to the National Letter of Intent website. OSU coach Urban Meyer is interviewed during media day on December 29. Players who sign with a school in the early signing period only to see the coach who recruited them dismissed soon after might seek a release from their scholarships. Read More »

Rockets Nene out for rest of playoffs with groin injury

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I'm going to keep my faith and, of course, I'm going to be there for my family. So that's how teams try to defend Harden - carefully. Despite this, Beverley made a decision to play in Sunday night's game, He opened the scoring on the night with a 3-pointer, and finished with 10 points, six assists and four rebounds in the Rockets' 125-104 win, as they evened the series at 2-2. Read More »

Obama in Boston to get political courage award

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He presented the former president with the 2017 Profile in Courage Award at the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation's May Dinner gala Sunday night, alongside his mother and former ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy. "It's about understanding the challenges we face as a country and as a planet and mustering the political will to do what is right, even if what is right at that moment isn't necessarily popular", said Kennedy, a harsh critic of the Republican health care overhaul plan. Read More »

Charlie Nicholas' European prediction: Celta Vigo v Manchester United

Celta made the first clear-cut opening for the unmarked Daniel Wass who headed wide from close range before Rashford then forced Alvarez into a flying save from distance. He has scored 11 goals in all competitions this season, including the extra-time victor to get his side past Anderlecht and into the semis. "Of course it depends on the result, it depends on the way we analyse the situation tomorrow after the match , but if we have to rest players next weekend, we are going to do that". Read More »

SUPER Chelsea flog Everton, set for English Premier League glory

Antonio Conte's men hold a four point lead over Tottenham with four games remaining as they fight it out for the right to be crowned champions. There was also a clear bond between Conte and the travelling supporters, who serenaded him with chants of "Antonio" as he and his players celebrated in front of the away section at the final whistle. Read More »

Mourinho responds to Arsenal fan chants with dig

Today I tried to win. They must finish off Celta Vigo at Old Trafford this Thursday then go to Stockholm and win the final. So to have that record of winning so many matches, to not lose so many matches, it's something that's not normal. Read More »

Liverpool pay the penalty in draw at home to Southampton

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When asked what he and his teammates must do in their final two fixtures to enhance their chances of a top-four finish, Milner replied: "Win them". The Reds welcomed the EFL Cup runners-up to Anfield as Liverpool looked to beat Southampton for the first time in four attempts in the 2016-17 season. Read More »

Oilers dominate Ducks to force Game 7

No kidding, although as Fowler said Sunday morning when asked if the harsh loss in Anaheim by the Oilers would carry over to Game 6, it's only one game in a daffy-Duck series. Rickard Rakell got the only puck past Oilers goalie Cam Talbot , who made 33 saves. Schwartz led the team in playoff scoring, with nine points (4 G, 5 A) in 10 games, followed by Alexander Steen , who had seven points (3 G, 4 A) and three - Edmundson, Vladimir Sobotka and Vladimir Tarasenko - tied with six. Read More »

Arsenal beats Manchester United in EPL

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There was no way back for United and, for once in a troubled season, the Arsenal fans could relax and forget the will he-won't he concerns about whether manager Arsene Wenger will renew his contract. "I have grown up with Scott over the years, so to see him make his debut is a proud moment". Arsenal are now sixth in the Premier League table and six points behind fourth-placed Manchester City . Read More »

Anaheim, Edmonton mayors face off in round two hockey playoffs wager

The Ducks then pulled away for a crucial win. Jordan Eberle's wrist shot deflected off of Maroon's right skate and past Gibson with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins drawing the secondary assist. "We're in the exact same spot, even if it feels like there's a little more doom and gloom", said McLellan. Tarasenko scores twice as Blues beat Predators ST. Read More »

Mets hoping to start Matt Harvey on Friday after ban ends

It has been widely reported that the trouble between Matt Harvey and the Mets began with a migraine for Harvey after a Saturday morning round of golf, his team not scheduled to play until that evening at Citi Field. Wilk (0-1) was brought up from Triple-A Las Vegas and arrived at the ballpark around 8:45 a.m. How would the public be reacting to all of this if Harvey could still pitch like the young star that Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated nicknamed the Dark Knight, back when Harvey was ... Read More »

Manchester City thrash Crystal Palace to tighten grip on top-four place

David is one of these players", Guardiola added. It's hard to avoid the idea that it's been a disappointing season for the fans, who will surely have expected a title challenge to have lasted longer than until February, but there would be huge pressure on the Catalan if he's not in the Champions League in 2017-18. Read More »