Wednesday May 24-th, 2017

Despite high mileage, James showing no signs of slowing down

Irving said he has learned the importance of setting up teammates from watching small forward LeBron James . So you'd expect the two teams, never playing on the same day, would be locked into each other's games, scouting for down the road.

Isaiah Thomas: It's "a joke" Draymond Green calls anyone dirty

The Wizards hope that history changes. That's just the beginning of the laundry list of disturbing trends belonging to the Celtics. He's since progressed from Kevin Garnett's triumphant "Anything's possible" declaration in '08, to believing in th...

Chelsea manager says his players deserve Premier League title

Over the years we've had good games against them and we've had a few good results at The Hawthorns, so we'll be turning up confident and trying to win the game. In the first half a Fabregas cross was converted by Diego Costa, with many believing th...

Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Olynyk

True enough, they did respond with a whopping blowout win. Meanwhile, Washington may have found the anecdote to containing Boston's leading scorer - making the game as physical as possible. "It was a non-basketball play, it was a very unsafe play...

Maria Sharapova's critics are going to make her sweat Maria Sharapova's critics are going to make her sweat

Bouchard, the World No. 59, further said the Women's Tennis Association was sending the wrong message in allowing Sharapova to come back from her 15-month suspension. Sharapova dismantled Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets in her first tournament...

• Jazz fall prey to Durant breakout in Game 3

Inherently, they accrued more team fouls as a result, but the strategy proved effective in curtailing Golden State's transition offense by taking away some of those high-probability attempts when the defense wasn't set. The over/under total for Ga...

Cristiano: Cristiano: "I never expected to score 400 for Real Madrid"

We then had width with (substitutes) (Lucas) Vazquez and (Marco) Asensio. "I don't think we have been making it too easy for our opponents, but it's true that we have been letting in goals". "They were smarter than us in the second half", Koke said...

Kyle Lowry says he's 'doubtful' for Sunday Kyle Lowry says he's 'doubtful' for Sunday

Instead, the series has resembled little more than a booze cruise for LeBron James. But the real separator between the Cavs and the Raps. They say that a playoff series doesn't truly start until a team loses a game at home, but whoever said t...

Kyle Lowry doubtful for Game 4 against Cavaliers

Had they got even an average night from behind the three-point line, the Raptors might now be a game away from tying this series up. "Those were huge", Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said of Korver's timely three-pointers. LeBron has now passed Karee...

Kelly Oubre: Hits by Kelly Olynyk ended with retaliation

There is good old fashioned hatred between Boston and Washington, two teams desperate to break through and reach the conference finals - for the first time since 2012 for the Celtics , for the first time since 1979 (!) for the Wizards . Porter had ...

NBA Roundup: Warriors go up 3-0 on Jazz

Ultimately, Durant could have a date with his kryptonite, Lebron James. With the series shifting locations, will the Golden State Warriors continue to dominate the Utah Jazz when they meet in Game 3 at 8:30PM ET? Unfortunately, Utah's shoot...

Danny Welbeck scores against Manchester United again, restores faith in football

I liked individual performances and also collective performances. "You can not always say to the players "we are all in the same boat and in this together to achieve something" and then you jump out of the boat and say, "it's your fault now", but w...

Broncos add a bunch of tough guys in the draft Broncos add a bunch of tough guys in the draft

When receiver and return specialist Isaiah McKenzie was chosen by the Denver Bronocs during the fifth round Saturday afternoon, he became the lone representative of the Bulldogs. "He could be a steal for a team on Day 3". The NFL draft has come a...

Toronto Raptors even series 2-2 against Milwaukee Bucks Toronto Raptors even series 2-2 against Milwaukee Bucks

The teams meet again on Saturday back in Milwaukee . The visiting Raptors pulled level with Milwaukee at 2-2 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series, which continues tomorrow in Toronto. Rather, they have proven through eigh...

Braden Holtby: Penguins chase Braden Holtby from Game 2 Braden Holtby: Penguins chase Braden Holtby from Game 2

Does it feel like we've seen this fish before? Pittsburgh just finds ways to execute down the stretch and is an experienced playoff team that knows it has the Capitals on the ropes. "Listen, Washington's a real good hockey team". The defending NH...

Complete effort by Preds leads to 2-1 series lead on Blues Complete effort by Preds leads to 2-1 series lead on Blues

Louis won the draw and took the puck away. St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators during the second period in Game 3 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series Sunday, ...

After Game 3 win, Rangers look to tie series against Sens

NEW YORK-After dropping the opening two games of their second round series with to the Senators in Ottawa, the New York Rangers returned to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday in desperate need of a victory. "That's when we're effective around the net ...

Busy betting action produces a new favorite for the Kentucky Derby

CLASSIC EMPIRE is the nominal favourite in what's shaping up to be a wide-open 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby, first jewel in American flat racing's coveted Triple Crown. Let's just enjoy the ride." Always Dreaming had been fractious in morning...

Warriors' Postgame Comments Following Game 1 Win Over Jazz Warriors' Postgame Comments Following Game 1 Win Over Jazz

Jazz center Rudy Gobert is one of the best defenders in the league, but he's not a miracle worker. So the only question was whether his defense would be up to snuff with this unit. "For us, it's as much a mindset as anything in trying to attack th...

Oubre booted from Wizards' win over Celtics

Members of the audience reach out to touch Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) as he slides out of bounds after drawing a foul on Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42), from Dominican Republic, during the first half of a. Oubre's reaction was...

James scores 39 as Cavaliers rout Raptors again

He looked even older as he climbed down a couple of steps from the podium after his post-game press conference. It doesn't appear likely Toronto will catch the Cavs off guard with two convincing home wins this time around, but if Lowry and DeRoza...

Predators take 2-1 series lead, beating St. Louis Blues 3-1

When you think about the great defensemen who've played for the Nashville Predators, you think of those who've left (Shea Weber , Ryan Suter ) and those who picked up the torch (P.K. Anaheim's first-period onslaught continued at 11:51. Allen starre...

Concussed Crosby skates with Penguins, no word on return

After the first-period hit on Monday, I was wondering what Don would say about it, but Rogers and the CBC have him doing the Ottawa-New York series instead. "It's a 2-2 series now", Caggiula said. I've been on the Pittsburgh Penguins this entire se...

Wizards Find Defense in Game Five Win over Hawks Wizards Find Defense in Game Five Win over Hawks

The Hawks haven't done that yet, and maybe they won't. In a series that has been filled with plenty of physical play, referee whistles and smack talk, including a "Crybaby" accusation and a comparison to MMA fighting, there were fouls galore in s...

Nigeria to invite Anthony Joshua home

Indeed, in what was perhaps the most courageous couple of minutes in his two-decade professional career, Klitschko fought back dazzlingly, one big left hook setting up a counter-attack so ferocious that by the end of the round it was Joshua who was l...

Ducks hammer Oilers in Game 3, get first win in series

Now, the Ducks face a 2-0 deficit to the Oilers in the second round, heading to Edmonton with reasons for cautious optimism. Cam Talbot (6-2, .934 SV% / 2.03 GAA / 2 SO) will get the start tonight for Edmonton, while John Gibson (3-2, .915 SV% ...

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals - 4/23/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ovechhin seemed to suffer no after-effects. "(Ovie) will be good to go for game 6, this after Ovechkin was re-evaluated Saturday morning", Coach Barry Trots reassured fans in a conference call Saturday afternoon. We're talking about a series that's...

Lowry misses practice with bad ankle, more tests scheduled

Jonas Valanciunas had by far the best night, and the dude had maybe the worst individual defensive game from a player this season. The Cavs own a commanding 2-0 lead in this series with Game Three in Toronto today. "It's frustrating", DeRoza...

Warner fireworks see Sunrisers to victory over KKR

Delhi jumped two places after this win and are now placed at the sixth spot in the points table . Given the depth in their bowling, there was no addition being made to the list on this night, not in Hyderabad where they have now five straight matche...

Predators edge Blues 2-1, take 3-1 series lead

Pekka Rinne made 22 saves for the Predators. "We knew that coming in it's a huge game. Obviously a lot better than 2-2". Rinne then turned aside five shots during the Blues' first power play that bridged the second and third periods. "Ultimately...

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