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Spurs overcome Kawhi Leonard injury, beat Rockets in OT

Danny Green scored 16 points, including San Antonio's final seven, and Manu Ginobili blocked a potential game-tying 3-point attempt by James Harden in the final second to propel the Spurs. But the Rockets also had trouble scoring in general, making just 28.6 percent (22 of 77) of their shots overall. Jonathon Simmons filled in nicely for Leonard, scoring 18 points and hounding the Rockets on defense. Read More »

Rooney: Of course I want to stay at United


Since signing from Borussia Monchengladbach last May, the Swiss worldwide has featured in 28 of Arsenal's 34 fixtures in the Premier League this season. Instead, Mourinho should look to a player like Zouma. Overall you play Man United, another big game, you can not afford to lose today. After that we lost boys who could be alternatives - Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Fosu-Mensah. Read More »

Pochettino Beats Guardiola, Mourinho To EPL April Best Manager Award

The Argentinian led Spurs to six consecutive Premier League victories in the month under review as his side chased down Chelsea for the title last month, scoring 16 goals and conceding just once. Son has scored 20 goals this season. Pochettino said on the club's official Twitter account: "It was fantastic to keep the mentality, the hope of fighting for the Premier League". Read More »

Avery Bradley Knows Isaiah Thomas Can't Power Celtics Every Night

The last two postseasons the Wizards have lost Game 6 at home to close out their season. Boston led by as many as 26 points, negating Washington's physicality by spreading the floor and knocking down 16 3-pointers. "We didn't think those type of words, but all you can do is go out there and play basketball". Thomas has averaged 20 points and eight assists on 38.9% shooting in those games. Read More »

Here's to rooting for a seven-game Western Conference Finals

In addition, the Spurs beat Houston by 39 points on the road without Kawhi Leonard, who missed the game due to an ankle injury. "He'd rather play", Popovich succinctly told reporters Thursday. As a basketball purist, I am excited about this Rockets and Spurs series, but simultaneously sad that it seems to just not matter. The victor of this series will take on the Golden State Warriors in the West finals. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard expects to play Game 6

San Antonio's scoring was spread throughout the team, with LaMarcus Aldridge adding 18, Danny Green 16 and Patty Mills 20. Defensively, well lets just say Game Five proved that Simmons is not a liability on that end of the court. "I just tried to be aggressive and do the best that I can and help my team". Tim MacMahon from ESPN wrote about Harden's defensive efforts throughout the night. Read More »

Chelsea handed major boost ahead of title-decider against West Brom

Midfielder N'Golo Kante is available again when Chelsea go to West Brom seeking the three points required to clinch the Premier League title. It seems clear that Antonio Conte has a huge offer on the table from Inter Milan, though he said yesterday he intends to stay at Chelsea for a long time. Read More »

Upton, McCann hit HRs; Tigers beat D-backs 7-3


On the other side, Boyd has allowed three or less runs in each of his last five starts and has allowed just three runs in his last 10.1 innings on the road. "I don't want to give our strategy away", Lovullo said, pausing for effect. Bell was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on May 1. "Seven outstanding innings, six strikeouts, one run". Read More »

How Arsenal helped Chelsea win the Premier League title - Conte

Strangely, he's happy to let one of his club's most talented attackers leave for a very modest transfer fee. "It is not important the single person now, me the players, we must be focused on the moment". We mustn't forget that we must take three points to reach this target". The performances of Hazard and N'Golo Kante have rightly been praised this season, but Victor Moses has been Chelsea's unsung hero. Read More »

Durant on fire as Warriors down Jazz

Durant had 38 points and 13 rebounds and the Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 102-91 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. The Jazz played without starting point guard George Hill , who had a toe injury. Gobert's recollection of the incident was, "I pushed him to get the ball and he didn't like it". Read More »

Stoke out to upset Arsenal's Champions League hopes


Despite an improvement in points return, Arsenal were beaten 2-0 at rivals Spurs late last month and goalkeeper Cech acknowledged that loss may have left the team with too much to do in the hunt for a Champions League place. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that midfielder Aaron Ramsey is directly benefiting from the decision to switch to a 3-4-1-2 formation. "Every game we try to give ourselves a chance", Cech told BBC Sport. Read More »

Watch this mom's priceless reaction to an early Mother's Day gift


The East Carolina Pirates put a unique spin on the tradition this year. "(Anderson) loves her, he speaks so highly of her, talks about her sacrifices and he's earned it on and off the field". As you can see in the video below, Montgomery goes to Chapman's workplace to surprise her with the news. She then got to call and tell her son the news, and everyone cried and this video is pretty much the best thing today. Read More »

Consistent Chelsea deserve top position, says West Brom's Pulis

Courtois added: "We hope to do it at the first attempt". As one of the highest-profile players to fall out of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte's starting lineup earlier in the season, Fabregas has maintained an exemplary attitude throughout, while remaining ready to contribute at every opportunity. Read More »

Zidane must target domestic dominance at Real Madrid - Salgado

They stormed into an early 2-0 lead through Saul Niguez's header and Antoine Griezmann's cheeky penalty kick, but Real grabbed a vital away goal. Ultimately, Cristiano Ronaldo's first leg hat-trick proved the difference as for the fourth straight season Real eliminated Atletico from the Champions League. Read More »

Middlesbrough relegated from the Premier League

Chelsea were without their injured France global N'Golo Kante, who won this season's PFA and football writers' Player of the Year awards, but Spaniard Cesc Fabregas controlled the midfield with nearly languid confidence in his absence. "I want to underline that this season has not been easy. Now he's deserving this". I remember after those two games people were talking like it was an absolute disaster and we were going back to last season, but in-house we didn't feel that way. Read More »

Jesse Lingard reveals Rashford's instructions before netting free-kick vs. Celta Vigo

Eight minutes later Manchester United reacted through Rashford who curled in his effort towards the top corner but goalkeeper Canelo Alvarez produced an acrobatic stop to push it behind for a corner. This is a great opportunity for United as they would looking forward to taking that lead in this first leg of the fixture. On the other hand, Henrikh Mkhitaryan is on the verge of making history for the club. Read More »

Ducks win at Edmonton, cut series deficit to 2-1

Rickard Rakell gave the Ducks an early lead, converting on a breakaway. Getting an unexpected jolt of offense from one of their less-heralded players, the Edmonton Oilers used a four-goal third period to claim an important playoff road victory. Read More »

Packers load up on defense during day two of NFL Draft

King was a star at the combine, certainly helping his draft stock to rise throughout the find two months. The double-up in the second round as well as the selection of Auburn defensive tackle Montravius Adams in the third round (No. "All the great guys that I've ever been around that played this game, there's something about them makes them who they are". " That will save us a couple of phone calls ". Read More »

Australia hits banks with higher taxes to bring budget back into black


He said it should apply not just to the Commonwealth, National Australia Bank, ANZ, Westpac and Macquarie Bank but to foreign banks of a similar size - BNP Paribas, ING and HSBC. Businesses will pay a yearly amount of up to AU$1,800 ($1,322) for each outside laborer they utilize on an impermanent visa. The hard work is done for now; it's time for them to begin the hard sell. Read More »

Ovechkin finished playoffs with lower-body injury

They were eliminated, yet again, by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Nick Ritchie's second goal of the postseason has sent the Ducks onto the Western Conference Final. "Emotionally right now, I don't want to answer that question", Trotz said after the 2-0 loss. Several teams would have dumped the puck repeatedly while getting badly outshot in such circumstances. Read More »

CL Semi Final 1 - Ronaldo's 42nd Real Madrid hat-trick slays Atletico


Yet the prospect of a La Liga-Champions League double was also on his mind with his side now lying in second place in the Spanish title race on the same number of points as Barcelona but with a game in hand. Sergio Ramos believes Real Madrid are able "to make the most" of Cristiano Ronaldo's great form which makes them "a different team". "I don't think that we are euphoric and imagining ourselves in the final". Read More »

Pens, Caps gear up for Game 7

When the Caps fell to 3-1 after four games, many were left scratching their heads wondering how could Washington be outshooting Pittsburgh so badly and yet still be losing the series? While Pittsburgh takes a fair amount of history into Game 7 - where the franchise is 5-0 in winner-take-alls on the road - the Penguins also have fizzled out. Read More »

5 incredible stats from Isaiah Thomas' 53-point night for Celtics


Gordon Hayward contributed 26 points while Derrick Favors poured in 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Jazz as they sealed a 4-3 series triumph in LA. Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 27 points. "I'm playing tomorrow. That's final", Morris said. Game 2 is today in San Antonio. At the same time , Porter and Thomas appeared to bang heads and Porter headed to the locker room bleeding from the nose. Read More »

Koeman gives Barkley one week to decide future

We need an answer before next week. The visitors will know that a win go push them up five places and into the top half of the table, although their recent away form would suggest that is unlikely. He's had an excellent season playing largely on the right side of Koeman's attack, particularly when Seamus Coleman was healthy, but with only a year left on his deal, there will be suitors. Read More »