Wednesday May 24-th, 2017

Carrick: United injuries are no excuse

City represent the start of a hard run-in for Middlesbrough, who also face trips to Chelsea and Liverpool and a home game against Southampton. Timothy Fosu-Mensah, who came off the bench in the wake of Fellaini's sending-off to operate as an auxiliar...

Henrik Lundqvist: Henrik Lundqvist to start GM 3 vs. Ottawa

Washington coach Barry Trotz could go back to Holtby in a crucial Game 3 Monday night in Pittsburgh after backup Philipp Grubauer allowed two goals on the first four shots he faced in relief. He chose to keep possession, which in and of itself is hon...

John Wall scores 42 points, Wizards knock out Hawks 115-99 John Wall scores 42 points, Wizards knock out Hawks 115-99

John Wall shows no mercy when it comes to showing Dennis Schroder who is boss. Wall scored 42 points and had eight assists and four steals in the Wizards' 115-99 victory over the Hawks . After that, he stared down the Hawks just a little bi...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Will Retire Following 2017 NASCAR Season Dale Earnhardt Jr. Will Retire Following 2017 NASCAR Season

FOX NASCAR reporter Vince Welsh also dropped some knowledge after the race. Earnhardt has been the sport's most popular driver the last 14 consecutive seasons. "Without question, Dale Earnhardt Jr .is one of the most beloved drivers in the history...

Tested again, resilient Raptors rest up for Cavs rematch

Before they knew it, the Raptors went from trailing the Bucks 2-1, to having the 3-2 stronghold of the series heading into Game 6. "'Whaddya gonna do?' I think when he has those kinds of games, just bring it in, there's nothing you can do".

Deliberate Jazz try to slow down Warriors in 2nd round

The Jazz are an incredible team. The Jazz have the league's second-leading offensive rebounder in Gobert. No Warriors player will be able to contain him either, so it'll be fun to watch him get buckets against a Warriors team that thinks they h...

Cristiano Ronaldo: 'Champions League semi-final is not over'

There was no disputing Ronaldo's latter two goals Tuesday. Brazilian defender Marcelo had the victor in the 86 minute. Real, an 11-time victor, is looking to become the first team to defend the Champions League title since the competition changed t...

Rockets' 22 3-pointers dismantle Spurs, 126-99 in Game 1

The Spurs largely took it away from the Rockets during the regular season, limiting them to 29.2 percent shooting. They are an unstoppable offensive force. San Antonio outscored the Rockets 24-15 in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 7 poi...

Rangers-Senators: Three keys to the second-round Stanley Cup Playoff series

After taking a pass from Mats Zuccarello , the Rangers captain fired a wrist shot that appeared to change directions before flying past Anderson, who was at least distracted by Chris Kreider in front. The Senators faced a Bruins team that was a mix...

Blue Jays RHP Sanchez lasts one inning in return from DL Blue Jays RHP Sanchez lasts one inning in return from DL

Luis Severino didn't have his best stuff on Monday night in the Yankees 7-1 loss to the Blue Jays. "I think it's much more hard", Girardi said. A light came on for Ryan Tepera on Sunday at the Rogers Centre. He also provided a memorable moment fo...

Mets ace Noah Syndergaard exits in 2nd inning with injury Mets ace Noah Syndergaard exits in 2nd inning with injury

Too often when players suffer injuries, it is the coaches who take a precautionary approach. "But I don't have any real motive to be overly optimistic, because I know what is at the other end of that overly optimistic projection". He has 11 hits in h...

Hawks focus on re-signing Millsap following first-round exit

That's when Wall chased down Atlanta point guard Dennis Schroder , erasing his fast-break layup, then scoring on one of his own, pushing the lead back to 95-90. Washington never trailed in Game 6 , building a 22-point cushion early in the third qu...

Titans draft offensive playmaker, cornerback in 1st round Titans draft offensive playmaker, cornerback in 1st round

The Titans are chasing their first playoff appearance since 2008 after going 9-7 last season, a dramatic jump from 3-13 in 2015. Why did the Titans pick Jackson? "It went just how we planned it past year", Robinson said, sneaking in another j...

LeBron James, Cavs sweep Pacers, advance to second round of National Basketball Association playoffs

For the Cavaliers , the play of Irving and James set the tempo for the visitors, scoring 14 of Cleveland's first 16 points. Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) takes a shot against Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. They are facing much lower pe...

Blue Jackets rookie returns to game after gnarly cut to face Blue Jackets rookie returns to game after gnarly cut to face

The 19-year-old Werenski returned to the game, because that's what hockey players do, sporting a full face shield. Joel Edmundson had the first goal after winning Game 1 in overtime, Allen made 23 saves, and Yeo devised another shrewd plan for his ...

Sean Kuraly makes his mark in Game 5

Kuraly scooped in a loose puck to end the game as Ottawa's lead in the best-of-seven first-round playoff series is now 3-2. Rask said he was proud of the resolve the Bruins displayed after longtime coach Claude Julien was sacked on February 7 and ...

Isaiah Thomas to leave Celtics for sister's funeral after Game 6

He's a warrior - everything he's going through right now, he had a helluva game tonight", Hoiberg said . Despite the technical fouls, there was little of the tension that characterized Game 4, when Jimmy Butler and Marcus Smart got in each other...

Chelsea Cruise Past Saints To Close In On Title

Conte, whose side had been beaten twice in their past four league games, said: "We passed a big step - a big psychological step - after the defeat against Manchester United". "The goals are their life", he told a post-match news conference, having al...

Saints take cornerback Lattimore 11th overall in NFL draft Saints take cornerback Lattimore 11th overall in NFL draft

I can do whatever they need me to do. The other opening day starter at cornerback in 2016, P.J. Williams, played in only two games last season because of a severe concussion after spending his entire rookie season on injured reserve with a hamstrin...

Tip-in by Ryan lifts Senators over Bruins 4-3 in overtime

Through the opening two games of the series , the Senators have turned the puck over a whopping 36 times to just 17 for Boston , which played no small part in the Bruins' Game 1 victory. We don't have pretty much anything to change, it's just the s...

Silfverberg scores 2, Ducks beat Oilers 6-3 in Game 3

The Ducks were back on the ropes. The Ducks may want to consider refocusing their attention to another young Oilers standout if they plan to even the series in Game 2 on Friday night at Honda Center. "It was based upon where the faceoffs were", Car...

Joshua KO's Klitschko for heavy title Joshua KO's Klitschko for heavy title

However, lying in wait asfuture opponents are for champion, Tyson Fury and the holder of the WBC heavyweight belt Deontay Wilder. Joshua put Klitschko down in the fifth round before the first knockdown of his career began his own fight for survival...

Chelsea: Costa Brace Shoots Down Saints As Blues Go Seven Points Clear

Eden Hazard does not see himself as a suitable candidate to replace John Terry as the Premier League leaders' captain next season. But Conte said: "In my team, I don't want selfish players". Antonio Conte's men have piled the pressure on Tottenham ...

Thomas to head to sister's funeral after Game 6 vs Bulls

I thought we fought and battled, especially in Game 5 in Boston. "But ... he was there because his teammates needed him, and he knew he could go out there and help those guys". Two weeks later, the Wizards showed up in all-black - dressed for a fun...

Marine amputee runs Boston Marathon with American flag Marine amputee runs Boston Marathon with American flag

Switzer and Semple, the race official who almost tossed her off the course, have become close friends over the years. A woman named Roberta Gibb had run the previous year unregistered. "I ask for forgiveness". Switzer wore her number 261 in this ye...

Harden has 37 points, Rockets rout Thunder, Westbrook 118-87 Harden has 37 points, Rockets rout Thunder, Westbrook 118-87

Westbrook understands none of that matters now. OKC will have to find a way to win without Westbrook doing it all for the Thunder. Harden had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists to help Houston to its 55th victory. The NBA just wrapped u...

Bulls' Rajon Rondo a 'long shot' to return from thumb injury Bulls' Rajon Rondo a 'long shot' to return from thumb injury

Celtics fans need to recognize how much Smart means to this team, his versatility on the team is unparalleled. Those days are gone and the Bulls now find themselves down 3-2 in their Eastern Conference First Round series . Perhaps most damning, Butl...

Sebastian Vettel's victories may force Mercedes rethink

Bottas, the first Finn to start from pole in almost a decade, blasted out of the blocks to retain his lead on the long run down to turn one. Kimi Raikkonen finished fourth in his Ferrari, while Massa was sixth in his Williams. The victory was Vette...

Rafael Nadal eases into Monte-Carlo quarters

Murray was on the back foot in the opening set as he lost the first game and only caught up late. He reached the final of his first tournament , Doha, where Djokovic ended Murray's career-high 28-match winning streak. Murray looked a bit sluggish ...

It's do or die for Milwaukee Bucks' Matthew Dellavedova and Thon Maker

They turned 15 turnovers into 28 points and came up just three shy of an all-time franchise mark for assists in a playoff game with 28. Tony Snell was the only Buck to hit one from long range. His voice was raspy. "I was just going quick, being...

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