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Raptors look to eliminate underdog Bucks after early series struggles


On Thursday, the Bucks are hosting a massive pep rally leading up to the 6:00 p.m. tip-off for the game. Toronto wants to finish this series, and head to Cleveland. Instead, he made a strong impression on the coaching staff with his commitment to defense and made opposing teams panic with his ability to shoot the 3 and wound up starting all six playoff games. Read More »

Real Madrid beat Atletico to advance to 2017 UEFA Champions League final


Cristiano Ronaldo thought he had added a second for Real but it was harshly ruled out for offside and the visitors calmly kept possession in the closing minutes to stay on course for a 12th European Cup. Luka Modric was a calming presence on the ball in the centre. His experience was fundamental. Zidane admitted it would be special to face his former side Juventus in the final. Read More »

Clement keen to avoid survival playoff for Swans and Tigers

The mood at the Liberty Stadium had been lifted by kick-off as news of Hull's shock defeat filtered down to south Wales. Everton will be looking to bounce back from the disappointing 3-0 defeat at home to Chelsea last time out and Belgium's Romelu Lukaku, who now leads the Premier League goalscoring charts, is expected to be a big threat. Read More »

Arsenal's Xhaka doubtful for Saints game through injury


For all his mitigating talk of injuries and Europa League commitments, Manchester United's Jose Mourinho is struggling to throw off his reputation as a risk-averse manager whose teams no longer match their main rivals. Next up is a visit to St Mary's on Wednesday and Welbeck says the win needs to be used to inspire another decent display and, hopefully, coming away from the south coast with three points. Read More »

Cap's Alex Ovechkin finished playoffs with lower-body injury

Bryan Rust and Patric Hornqvist scored goals , Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves, and the Penguins defeated the Capitals 2-0 in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Wednesday. The Capitals loaded up for this playoff run. Veteran defenceman Karl Alzner, one of five pending unrestricted free agents to dress on Wednesday, was at a loss trying to figure out the team's fatal flaw. Read More »

Rooney insists he is here to stay


You have different challenges in your career". " Of course you want to play every game". Ibrahimovic's season was cut short in April following his serious knee injury in a 2-1 win against Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter-finals. Read More »

Christian Vazquez Describes Journey Back To Red Sox Lineup After Arm Surgery


He was safe at second on a fielder's choice when Deven Marrero's bunt was fielded by Feliz, but his throw to second base was dropped by shortstop Orlando Arcia. His counterpart, Jimmy Nelson, struck out eight, allowed four hits and an unearned run in 6 2/3 innings. Milwaukee's manager of media relations, Ken Spindler, was one of the ball boys. Read More »

Joshua dares Tyson Fury after Klitschko's defeat


Klitschko who had barely thrown any power punches before the knockdown, came back to make the end of the fifth round interesting and knocked Joshua down in the next round. After the fight, Klitschko wouldn't confirm that he would take a rematch - neither, for that matter, would promoter Eddie Hearn - but he was complimentary of his opponent. Read More »

Mo Wilkerson pulls a Joe Namath, Joe Namath not so sure


We have to get the guy who can do that". He's going to wind up beating out Murray for the starting job based on the fact that he's a much more versatile back with home run ability. Well, yes! The Jets' quarterback situation has been a long-haul disaster since, well, Namath was the quarterback. "I would like to see Hackenberg get in there because I think we need somebody for the future", Namath said. Read More »

Bayern midfielder Javi Martinez fractures collarbone


So much for walking it off. After becoming a regular again this season Martinez had just missed Bayern's last game, 1-0 win over Darmstadt on Saturday, with a cold and was in Spain on break where he injured his collarbone while hiking. We wish you a speedy recovery, Javi! The 28-year-old Spain global already underwent surgery on Tuesday and will not play again this season, Bayern said, adding injured keeper Manuel Neuer and his replacement Sven Ulreich were also out for the remainder of the ... Read More »

Spurs' Leonard expects to play in Game 6 despite ankle injury


The Spurs had no Kawhi Leonard for overtime, which is a different kind of worry. San Antonio and Cleveland or finals Rematch? The Spurs only allowed 6 points in OT, while the Rockets let in 9 and it was a tight battle the whole way. The Rockets looked exhausted late in the game. "I'd probably lean star to star and say Kawhi (Leonard)'s a better playoff player, he's proven it", Slater said. Read More »

Anthony Joshua on the brink of mega rematch with Wladimir Klitschko


Joshua has a score to settle after Whyte defeated him as an amateur and nearly suffered another defeat before showing his class to knock him out in the seventh round of a title fight back in December 2015. "That's the fight we'd like next". And I took Klitschko to school, toyed with him, put my hands behind my back, literally, while he was letting his cannons go, slipping out of the way of them. Read More »

Genia Bouchard Wants 'Cheater' Maria Sharapova Banned From Tennis For Life

Sharapova has also been handed a wild-card entry into the Italian Open in Rome next month. In her comeback this week, Sharapova has delivered a blend of awkward, curt moments sandwiched between her normal, lengthy answers. The draw has been kind to Sharapova - the frailties of the sport's leading lights mean she has not yet faced a top-30 player - but she is playing exceptionally well after 15 months free of competition . Read More »

Stifled Penguins head to Game 7 looking for a spark

Capitals F Justin Williams (7-1) took his first loss in a Game 7. An arena so raucous just hours earlier - all the red-jersey-clad fans shouting along with that color's mention during the national anthem, chanting "Let's go, Caps!" during play - was in a hush as the final seconds ticked away and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury finished off the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2-0 victory over Washington on Wednesday night to close out their Eastern Conference semifinal. Read More »

Spurs star Leonard vows to play in game six


In his first start of the series, Patty Mills scored 20 points and played a team-high 43 minutes. Sure, Harden looked exhausted, and he took a (mostly uncalled) beating in this game, but the fact remains that the Rockets had the Spurs on the ropes, and instead of coming through with timely clutch plays within the system, The Beard wilted under the heat in a Westbrookian display of "why"? Patty Mills received the ball at the top of the key and looked to pass the ball in to Pau ... Read More »

Rapper Travis Scott designs special shirts for Rockets fans


The shirt uses the team's Run As One slogan-which is far from the best of the postseason if you ask me-on a shirt that features Scott's "Cactus Jack" record label on the sleeve and the game's date on it as well. He was there when Houston clinched its first-round playoff series against Oklahoma City, sitting courtside alongside reality star Kylie Jenner. Travis Scott will be in attendance to get the crowd going before tip-off and should be able to catch most of the first half before ... Read More »

Mariners place RHP Iwakuma on DL


The move is retroactive to May 7. He was replaced on the roster by right-hander Sam Gaviglio , who was called up from Triple-A Tacoma. Iwakuma had also been dealing with a knee bruise that was giving him discomfort to the extent that he missed his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Philadelphia Phillies . Read More »

Spurs' Patty Mills to start in Game 5

Yes, there's only one James, who has raised his game to obscene heights in the playoffs, averaging 34.4 PPG, 9 RPG and 7.1 APG to lead Cleveland to breezy sweeps of in and Toronto. Simmons stole the ball and hit a pair of free throws to bring the score to within one. Eventually, that was going to bite them in the postseason. This is especially prevalent when Aldridge is isolated on James Harden or Lou Williams , and the Spurs simply can not survive when their big men are isolated on an ... Read More »

Penguins ready for do-or-die Game 7 with rival Capitals

Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said that all the talk surrounding the up-and-coming Oilers team caused the public to overlook his squad. This team isn't playing on tilted ice, it's playing on a ski slope. They were outplayed again, outshot again. Other players took a more introspective approach. Bryan Rust gave the defending Stanley Cup champions the lead with a goal in the second period and Patric Hornqvist doubled the Penguins' lead with a third period tally. Read More »

LSU Coach Ed Orgeron Drinks Enough Caffeine To Harm A Normal Man


The reaction by everyone on the show was about what you would expect. "Yeah look, if we're going to do something here at LSU, we're going to do it full speed", Orgeron said about his consumption. Rest easy: Orgeron would have to drink at least double the number of energy drinks he now does in order for his caffeine intake to be fatal. He's extending the diet, too. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas Lobbies Hard For Calls After Game 4 Blowout Loss


The TNT cameras showed Wall's face while he was on the bench, and each time he looked calm, but eager to get back on the court. Washington ignited into a five-minute mushroom cloud of threes, three-point plays and fastbreak wizardry. "They obviously were locked into him the whole game, but obviously more so after the barrage of 3s", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said, crediting the Wizards for switching and sticking on Thomas off pick-and-rolls. Read More »

Ginobili lifts Kawhi-less Spurs to overtime win against Rockets

He had a chance at a potential tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of OT, but was blocked from behind by Manu Ginobili. Leonard said his ankle was the injury that sidelined him. Leonard said he will play in Game 6 on Thursday in Houston. "I don't even want to think about it because Kawhi became our go-to guy, our 3 guy, 3 defender, rebounder", Ginobili said. Read More »

Avery Bradley, Celtics slam Wizards in Game 5

Thomas took only four shots in the first half. "We're a team. And it's going to take a team effort to beat the Washington Wizards", Bradley said. Next game it could be Marcus Smart . Again, maybe Brooks is anxious the Celtics will figure it out if he goes to the well too many times, but why would you give them the benefit of the doubt before they prove they can stop you? "He didn't let it bother him". Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee to speak on 'Dr. Phil' show


Phil interview will also reportedly explore the rumor that Hernandez had a "purported secret romantic life" in prison with inmate Kyle Kennedy", the site claimed of the upcoming sit-down. Five days before his death, he was acquitted on double murder charges in a separate Boston killing in 2012. "In Aaron's case, his murder conviction was pending appeal". Read More »