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Kawhi Leonard: Kawhi Leonard (ankle) expected to play Game 1


Let's see if The Beard has it in him to erase the bad taste Game 5 left in everyone's mouth. San Antonio is heading to the Western Conference finals for the 13th time thanks to a player who has never been there. Patty Mills earned his second consecutive start for the Spurs , finishing with 14 points and seven assists in 27 minutes of action. Dekker had six points. Read More »

Short-handed Spurs ground Rockets to set up showdown with Golden State


The San Antonio Spurs began hot, and the Houston Rockets never got in the game. "Of course it's a good feeling to be going to the Western Conference finals". Leading 31-24 entering the second, the Spurs levied the knockout blow with a 19-3 run fueled largely by reserves. Rookie Dejounte Murray looked very solid throughout this series as well. Read More »

Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard is game-time decision


Regardless, we'll see a good amount of Jonathon Simmons. If we had to bet on Leonard's status, we would say he will gut it out and play tomorrow. The 25-year-old Leonard still led the Spurs with 22 points and 15 rebounds. "We still have an opportunity in Game 6 to go home and protect home court and bring it back for Game 7". Coach Mike D'Antoni has used an eight-man rotation throughout the playoffs, but didn't add anyone to the mix on Tuesday in the first game since backup center Nene ... Read More »

Kelly Smith dreams of sell-out Wembley for Women's FA Cup Final


For Walsh, it's been a whirlwind few years, from being an unknown striker at non-FA WSL side Blackburn Rovers, Walsh has turned herself into one of the most talented young midfielders in the country and has earned praise from all quarters for her impact on City's team after returning from injury last summer. Read More »

Moses praises Conte for reviving career

There has been a slight adjustment in Moses's role though with the 26-year-old playing mostly as a wing-back and the player concerned has no regrets about it, insisting that the continuous discussions his manager has had with him, telling him in detail about the demands of the role, has helped him become an improved player. Read More »

Spurs Beat Rockets In OT, Take 3-2 Series Lead


He turned his ankle in the third quarter and tried to play in the fourth, but was unable to go. For most of the game, it worked. This rule of thumb remained true Tuesday despite a couple of key lineup changes for both sides. "He did a good job, whether distributing or scoring - he was big for us", added Popovich, praising his team's defensive resilience after the loss of Leonard in a tense finale. Read More »

Spurs roll over Rockets, into conference finals

That resulted in an extremely loud game, where owner Leslie Alexander chewed out a referee and was fined $100K, but the team got the win. But entering Thursday night's Game 6 in Houston there are questions about whether Kawhi Leonard will be at full strength after rolling his ankle in an overtime win on Tuesday night. Read More »

Wrestlers Sakshi, Vinesh settle for silver at Asian meet


Sakshi, victor of TOISA Wrestler of the Year Award, Vinesh and Divya are now assured of at least a silver medal each. Competing in the 60kg category, Sakshi Malik entered final of the Asian Championship. But it was good experience. In the gold match, Vinesh did fight back to bridge the gap to 4-8 against the superior Japanese, Sae Nanjo. "I am happy with the silver as I know how hard it is to stand on the podium after an injury", Vinesh said. Read More »

Man City need more goalscorers - Guardiola


Against Chelsea, we create more chances both here and at Stamford Bridge but in the boxes we are not good. "You can see teams dip away and I think we have". "It is in our hands for a place in the Champions League. They punished us heavily", he said . "The Premier League is tough". Kompany has only played eight times in the Premier League this season but City have taken 13 points from those matches, averaging out as 1.63 points won per match the defender has played in. Read More »

Impact of Marshawn Lynch to the Oakland Raiders for Denver Broncos


Two witnesses in the hotel room, which was in Conley's name, told police that an assault did not occur. Schneider said . "I don't, I don't". As a young Seahawks team was hitting its stride in 2012, Carroll said of Lynch : "I think he really is the key element to putting this thing together from the attitude perspective at least". Read More »

Dr Reddy's Q4 profit misses estimates as U.S. sales slump

For the full 2016-17, net profit decreased by more than 39% to ₹1,292.1 crore while the revenue from operations dropped by almost 9% to ₹1,4196.1 crore. On Friday, the company said it has responded to the observations identified by the FDA. In the year-ago period, Dr.Reddy's had posted a lower net profit of ₹122.6 crore as the company had to write down outstanding receivables from Venezuela. Read More »

Ancelotti Boateng, Sanches to stay at Bayern - Coach says


Even though Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has mentioned that Ancelotti's contract runs till 2019 and he is definitely going to be the manager for Bayern next season, we take a look at five possible replacements that the Bavarian can look if the situation becomes really awry. Read More »

Big Papi rips Valentine as 'irrational, clueless'


One of the first warning signs for Red Sox players, Ortiz explains, is that Valentine ordered players to hit grounders to one another during practices. He often complained about his contract during his 14 seasons in Boston, with tension hitting a fever pitch in 2010 when he publicly campaigned for a long-term deal. Read More »

David Beckham acts in fantasy movie - but fans aren't impressed

Total Film said: "There's a thin line between visionary and hodgepodge, and it's a line that King Arthur crosses and re-crosses with an abandon that rivals Hunnam's accent sliding from Cockney to Californian and back again". He's a great action hero to look at, but flat at everything else, so it's hard to root for him when he goes in to fight the far more interesting villain. Read More »

Hamilton fastest as Mercedes step up the pace


I think. fans came with preconceived ideas about him, and were wrong. Bottas's victory was his first in F1 after he claimed his first pole position at the previous race in Bahrain. That just led us in slightly the wrong direction, but it should be better this weekend . "And now it's done all I want to do is to go and win again and again", said Bottas. Read More »

Rashford, Pogba and Bailly named in Europa League Team of the Week

Writing in his Daily Star column about the Manchester United striker and their reported summer target Mbappe, Merson said: "Kylian Mbappe is a great player". "It's not easy to keep a clean sheet against Celta". "The ball is very fast, the keeper made a movement and I think it is impossible to stop". "We played well and controlled the game against a team that knows how to attack, " United midfielder Ander Herrera said. Read More »

England v Ireland second ODI: England claim series 2-0


Victory saw England take the two-match series 2-0 after they had launched their build-up to next month's Champions Trophy tournament on home soil with a comfortable seven-wicket win at Bristol on Friday. Ireland had England a little on the ropes at that stage but Bairstow (72 not out) and Adil Rashid (39) took England past the 300 mark. However, Ireland made a brief comeback when Peter Chase (2-69) had caught at mid off while Morgan chipped a McCarthy delivery to cover ... Read More »

Fiancee: Aaron Hernandez thought he was going to be freed


Still, the mother of Hernandez's 4-year-old daughter can not be swayed. Jenkins-Hernandez said her last conversation with the former New England Patriots player was positive and she "felt like we were looking so bright". Phil that Hernandez said "daddy's going to be home". According to McGraw, Jenkins-Hernandez is not expected to receive payment from the team. In their last phone conversation, she said Hernandez seemed excited about the prospect of coming home. Read More »

Celtics rout Wizards on home court to take series lead

Bradley Beal seemed to be the only player in a rhythm early, while Boston had all 5 starters in sync. As Bradley knocked down just about every shot he put up in the first quarter, Thomas knew he didn't have to force things on the offensive end. Read More »

Walker's single in 9th lifts Mets over Giants 4-3

Harvey was a no-show for Saturday's game after saying he was suffering from a migraine. Harvey, according to the Post , maintains he felt fine from the night before and went golfing Saturday morning. "They all have my word on that". "If there's ever a chance to award a save before the ninth inning, that certainly is it", said Boston manager John Farrell . Read More »

Former NFL WR Michael Jackson dies in Louisiana motorcycle crash


Troopers said Jackson was riding a 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle at "a high rate of speed" when Gordon backed her auto from a parking space and into the path of Jackson's motorcycle. Jackson played in the National Football League in the 90s for the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns. Jackson caught 353 passes for 5,393 yards and 46 touchdowns - including the 14 league-leading scores in 1996 - over his eight seasons. Read More »

Spurs face quick turnaround before conference finals

Here is the viewing information for Thursday's Game 6 . James Harden was at his best yet again in game 5 , scoring 33 points and 10 assists. San Antonio was up by 23 after the third quarter and scored the first seven points of the fourth to make it 94-64 and send numerous home fans streaming to the exits. Read More »

Mourinho Taunts Arsenal Fans: I Am Happy You Can Celebrate Beating Me


Juan Mata is refusing to give up on Manchester United's hopes of finishing in the Premier League's top four this season, despite manager Jose Mourinho claiming that the battle is over. But there was nothing lucky about their second, arriving three minutes later to put the game beyond Mourinho's side. "It is not manager against manager". Read More »