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Highlights of Friday's National Basketball Association games


Those numbers weren't sustainable. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 45 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game. "We tried to mix it up and in the fourth quarter, he got out of rhythm". Dwane Casey was asked how he prepares the team for a Game 4 when trailing 0-3 in the series . Smith fouled DeRozan in the first minute of the third quarter and remained in the game. Read More »

Cleveland Browns Draft Michigan Star Jabrill Peppers At No. 25


On his gratitude to the Browns for selecting him in Round 1 after testing positive for a dilute sample of urine at the NFL Combine: "It was a lot of speculation about that". 1. With a chance to get Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson at No. 12, the Browns sent that pick to Houston for the No. 25 selection and the Texans' first-round pick in 2018. Read More »

Wife of ESPN's Berman dies in vehicle crash

In a statement, ESPN president John Skipper called Kathy Berman's passing "a devastating tragedy and hard to comprehend". The Bermans had been married for 33 years and have two children, Meredith and Doug, according to WaPo. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris Berman, Meredith, Doug and the entire family". Berman's Lexus went down an embankment and overturned in a small body of water. Read More »

Juventus beat Monaco again to advance to Champions League final


It doesn't matter what happened in the past, it only matters what we can achieve with this team now in the present. The 18-year-old hot-shot has taken Ligue 1 by storm this season and made an impact in the Champions League as the principality club reached the last four, only to lose to Juventus . Read More »

Bolt tells Mourinho to buy Arsenal star Sanchez


Bolt, victor of eight Olympic gold medals, is a well-known United and when asked for his opinion on Sanchez he said he felt the Chilean would be a great signing for Jose Mourinho's team. Pep and Alexis worked together at FC Barcelona, with the Chilean snubbing Manchester City in 2011 for a move to the Camp Nou. Arsenal are believed to hold a long-standing interest in Denayer, who has spent this season on loan at Sunderland, but will return to his parent club this summer. Read More »

MoU on warships, aircraft deals signed with Turkey


Three agreements were signed in Istanbul on the sidelines of 13th International Defence Industry Fair 2017. Under the agreement, Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) will buy four Turkish corvettes made under Ankara's MILGEM warship program, the objective of which is to build a modern littoral combat warship with indigenous anti-submarine warfare and high-seas patrol capabilities. Read More »

Swansea boss Clement: Fantastic win for us

And this relegation battle could go right to the wire. The Toffees had the vast majority of the ball but they were unable to convert their possession into clear-cut chances and they finished the match with only two attempts on target. But a 2-0 home victory over Stoke and a 1-1 draw at Manchester United last weekend has encouraged the Swans ahead of closing games against Everton , Sunderland and West Brom. Read More »

Spurs' Leonard a game-time decision for Game 6, Popovich says

The Spurs are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Conference Semifinals games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 7-16 ATS in their last 23 games following a straight up win. This series will come down to the coaching between Mike D'Antoni and Greg Popovich . "I just missed shots", Harden said. I think the Spurs just got lucky. Read More »

Concussed Crosby skates at Penguins practice facility

He's been diagnosed with a concussion and will be out for game four or possibly longer, which could be devastating for the defending Stanley Cup champs. The Penguins have become adept at surviving the loss of bold-faced names this season. The official announcement was on Tuesday and, even if the series went to the maximum distance, that would give Crosby a week and a day to be symptom-free to return for Game 7. Read More »

Unemployment rate fell to 4.4% in April, a 10-year low

Overall veteran unemployment dropped to 3.7 percent, the lowest since last May, after two months of a 3.9 percent unemployment rate. March, for example, only had about 98,000 new jobs, which is far lower than had been expected. The figures could seal the case for another interest rate rise by the US Federal Reserve next month, despite wage growth remaining moderate. It's too early to tell if the job creation trend will continue, but as the economy gets stronger, things are looking up. Read More »

West Ham offer Man City defender Zabaleta £100000-a-week deal


And despite a decline as age has caught up to him, Zabaleta is still a player in demand - so much so that he has been offered a bumper deal to join West Ham, as reported by reliable City journalist Martin Blackburn of The Sun . Signing Zabaleta would in turn allow Bilic to utilise Michail Antonio's talents in a more advanced role, with the 27-year-old - who signed a new four-year deal with the club on Thursday - having sporadically led the line given the Hammers' lack of a regular striker ... Read More »

Everton skipper Jagielka uncertain about his future at club

But if you need so much time then you have doubts. The post Koeman: Barkley Has One Week To Decide His Future appeared first on Koeman has reiterated the club needs to have an answer by next weekend - when Everton finish their Premier League campaign at Arsenal. Read More »

Five players to watch at the National Basketball Association combine in Chicago

For now, though, the Lakers are just hoping they get to pick...and keeping an open mind as to whether Ball, Fultz, Jackson or Fox will be the best of the bunch. Even a look inside the Lakers' locker room at Ivica Zubac underscores this point. "I want them to know they're getting a victor". Reading the rest of the article , you'll find Fox says a lot of the same things the Suns' Devin Booker has been saying about being an alpha, being a leader despite his young age, being good in the ... Read More »

Cesc Fabregas: Chelsea must wrap up EPL title on Friday

He is the second most fouled player in the league this season having been brought down 89 times as he attempts, on average, four dribbles-per-game. "It's our last game at home, and we've done reasonably well at home, so it would be nice to go out and get a result against them if we can, " said Albion midfielder Chris Brunt. Read More »

Bojan Bogdanovic off the mark in Game 5 loss


Bradley's 25 in the first half already represented his career playoff high. Thomas said the coaching staff did a good job of getting them ready for game five. They were downright great Wednesday. Four of Al Horford's 7 assists and 3 of Isaiah Thomas's 9 assists went to Avery Bradley . The team effort showed itself most in the defense against Wizards guard John Wall . Read More »

Moses credits Conte for reviving his career

The most important thing is not the single person, me or the future of the players. It has also been reported that the former Juventus boss is open to the move in order to be closer to his wife and daughter, who are still living in Italy. Read More »

Thomas' 33 too much for Wizards as they falter in game one


Washington hasn't won a playoff series in which it was down 0-2 since winning four straight against Chicago in the first round of the 2004-05 playoffs. "It's the playoffs. Everybody's going to come and play a very tough game", Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. "Marcus starting (the third) didn't make any change for us", Wizards point guard John Wall said. Read More »

Day 3 of the 2017 NFL Draft

The first stunning move was the Bears trading with the 49ers to select North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2. Markman added that while the later rounds allow for ESPN's team to catch its breath and go deeper on teams and their picks, the first two days are "as hectic as anything I'm involved with the rest of the year". Read More »

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard officially listed as questionable for Game 6

The Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs will clash on Tuesday night in a pivotal Game 5 of their NBA Playoffs 2017 Western Conference Semi-Finals. Patty Mills remembered all too well how crestfallen the Spurs were after Tony Parker suffered a postseason-ending injury last week in Game 2 of the West semifinals against the Rockets . Read More »

Macron to be sworn in as president on Sunday


The 39-year-old centrist's victory over far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen in Sunday's election came as a huge relief to European Union allies who had feared another populist upheaval to follow Britain's vote last year to leave the EU and Donald Trump's election as USA president. Read More »

Top 10 Premier League goals 2016/2017 - Which is your favourite?


The Gunners must win their last four games and hope Liverpool , Manchester City and Manchester United drop points in order to upset the odds and extend their Champions League qualification streak to 21 seasons. "This squad of boys, the core is special and we need to dig deep now", former Dundee United left-back Andy Robertson told Tigers TV , Hull's in-house television channel. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: Raina, Gambhir dropped again as Rohit, Shami make cut

It had said, delay in team selection is portraying Indian cricket and cricketers in negative light. The stand-by players will be issued visas and will practise at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, Prasad said. Prasad said he was "completely impressed" by Pant's performances for the Delhi Daredevils. "Ashwin's injury was not that serious and he merely required some rest". Read More »

Celtics hammer Wizards, take 3-2 series lead


What happened here is what Thomas said after Game 4 needed to happen. The Celtics went 16-for-33 from 3-pointers and became the sixth team in National Basketball Association history with at least 10 treys in six straight playoff games. In games one and two they went a combined -3. In a Game 2 loss to the Warriors, 110-77, James took 17 shots and Kyrie Irving 14. It looked like Washington really settled down on defense and found their rhythm on both sides of the court as they tore ... Read More »