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Blue Jackets beat Penguins 5-4 to avoid sweep
- April 26, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jaden Schwartz scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Jake Allen made 40 saves to lead St. Louis over Minnesota for a 3-0 lead in the first-round playoff series. Werenski, though, did not finish the game after suffering a facial fracture late in the second period. Game 4 is Tuesday night. Game 4 is Tuesday in Columbus. (more...)
Romelu Lukaku nullified as Everton fire blanks against West Ham Romelu Lukaku nullified as Everton fire blanks against West Ham
- April 26, 2017

For Ronald Koeman's side, there is no doubt that the match result will come as a blow. Victory for West Ham would have taken them to the 40-point mark while Everton would have moved above Manchester United and into fifth place with a win. (more...)
Beating Spurs in FA Cup has no bearing on league: Conte Beating Spurs in FA Cup has no bearing on league: Conte
- April 26, 2017

Don't think too much about the future. We all took responsibility together. Explaining he started to feel better about himself in April previous year, Hazard also puts his improved performances down to where he plays under the Italian, which he calls "half-winger, half 10". (more...)
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino hits back at critics Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino hits back at critics
- April 26, 2017

Conte, already a favourite at the ground where two seasons ago Jose Mourinho held sway, is aiming to emulate Chelsea predecessor and compatriot Carlo Ancelotti by winning the double in his first year in charge. Former Spain midfielder Xavi has said the 21-year-old is the kind of talent his previous manager at Barcelona, Pep Guardiola, would be keen to sign for Manchester City, but Pochettino brushed off his assessment. (more...)
Johnson scores 28, Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to even series
- April 25, 2017

The Jazz, led by Joe Johnson , answered with a late fourth quarter run to win the game. The Cavaliers finished off IN behind 33 points and 10 rebounds from James, who played all but three minutes. Nene made all 12 of his shots and had 10 rebounds. You could see Hayward was struggling in his nine minutes, and wasn't really able to be his usual self. (more...)
PFA player of the year award goes to Chelsea's N'Golo Kante
- April 25, 2017

Should Chelsea hold off the challenge of Tottenham in the title race, Kante will become the first player to win successive Premier League titles with different clubs. Layla Anna-Lee tells you exactly why she believes N'golo Kante is not the best midfielder in the world. He has started 31 league games for the Blues, scoring one goal . (more...)
Raiders want to know Marshawn Lynch's plans before the draft Raiders want to know Marshawn Lynch's plans before the draft
- April 24, 2017

Whether they trade for Lynch or force Seattle to release his contract, the Raiders are apparently not willing to pay more than $2-3 million for the 31-year-old runner. Second-year backs Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington are both smaller backs and are not as suited to short-yardage and goal-line situations. Did Del Rio come away from the meeting convinced Lynch wants to play football after being retired in 2016? By the way, if you're wondering why the Raiders might be balking at paying ... (more...)
Robertson in custody after sex crime charge filed Robertson in custody after sex crime charge filed
- April 24, 2017

The Ingham County Prosecutor's Office says Robertson has not been arraigned yet. A university spokesman told the Detroit Free Press that Robertson, a sophomore who played in seven games last season, remains a student. The third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge is a felony and punishable up to 15 years in prison. The University officially accepted his NLI in late March of 2016. (more...)
NFL Thanksgiving schedule: Redskins host Giants, Cowboys play Chargers NFL Thanksgiving schedule: Redskins host Giants, Cowboys play Chargers
- April 24, 2017

He will be eligible to return to the Cowboys' active roster on Monday, Oct. 2 following the team's Oct. 1 game against the Los Angeles Rams. Week 3: Sunday, Sept. Just like the Detroit Lions play at home every Thanksgiving beginning at 12:30 p.m., the New York Giants will open the season at Dallas? According to a report on Twitter that was retweeted by Alain Poupart of the Dolphins , teams are being notified now of their 2017 schedule. (more...)
Bears brought in Patrick Mahomes for visit right after private workout Bears brought in Patrick Mahomes for visit right after private workout
- April 23, 2017

For the first few weeks of the offseason, Mahomes was the fourth quarterback of the bunch, the lowest among a tier that included Clemson's Deshaun Watson , North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky and Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer . Perhaps he's just aching to play close to home for a team that's already playoff-ready with a pass rush that's second to none in the NFL. Houston is expected to take a quarterback in the draft, although not necessarily in the first round. (more...)
Conte urges 'great power' Tottenham to stop being so Spursy
- April 23, 2017

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has made bold claims about the club, stating that Spurs are at the same level as Liverpool and Manchester United , while being above the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal in terms of popularity. Antonio Conte says he understands and respects John Terry's decision to leave Chelsea but insists the defender will be a "serious loss" to the club. (more...)
Wizards' Ian Mahinmi to miss at least Games 3, 4 at Hawks
- April 22, 2017

When it came to Howard, it seemed the Wizards were the only one with answers Wednesday. I know this kid very well. "I thought he has been great both games", Brooks said after Game 2. Wall expects Howard to be more active on his home court in Atlanta. "We were a little stagnant on offense", Beal said. "I'm sure they're going to be [ticked]". (more...)
Westbrook breaks Robertson's record for triple-doubles Westbrook breaks Robertson's record for triple-doubles
- April 21, 2017

Arguably the leading candidate to win the regular season MVP, Westbrook finished the game with an eye-popping stat line of 50 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists - the third time this year he's posted a triple-double with at least 50 points. (more...)
George insists comments were intended to motivate Pacers George insists comments were intended to motivate Pacers
- April 21, 2017

A three-pointer on the buzzer from Kyrie Irving handed Cleveland a 96-78 lead heading into the fourth quarter, an 18-point cushion. Turnovers: 18 (James 8, Irving 4, Thompson 3, Love 2, Smith). Leonard finished 9 for 14 from the field and was 19 for 19 on free throws. Earlier in the game Love had taken a forearm to the face, the result of George trying to use Love as a launch pad. (more...)
Close Call: Irving Scores 37, Cavs Hold On To Beat Pacers Close Call: Irving Scores 37, Cavs Hold On To Beat Pacers
- April 21, 2017

But now that the Cavs have taken a 2-0 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference series with the Indiana Pacers, things seem to be settling as they should for LeBron James and company as they hit the road Thursday to face the Pacers for Game 3 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (more...)
Former taxi driver Gary Wilson puts the brakes on Ronnie O'Sullivan
- April 21, 2017

Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan believes Mark Selby is now in the form of his life and this week's World Championship in Sheffield is his to lose. " I like Barry, but I'm not being intimidated or bullied any more ". "I feel like I have a responsibility to the fans that come to support me, they want to see me do well". (more...)
Real To Draw Atletico? Real To Draw Atletico?
- April 21, 2017

Buffon shut out Lionel Messi and Barcelona over two legs in the quarter-finals but his Juventus side must beat one of the above in the last four to keep alive his dreams of a first Champions League title. They have won the Champions League/European Cup four times previously and the Europa League/Uefa Cup once, beating Torino in the 1992 final. Atletico, meanwhile, ended Leicester's fairytale run in Europe, edging the Foxes 2-1 over two legs. (more...)
No Bones about it: Cormier, Johnson set for UFC rematch No Bones about it: Cormier, Johnson set for UFC rematch
- April 20, 2017

Still, Cormier - who wasn't too thrilled with Jon's presence in NY - knows a do-over against "Bones" is likely next once the Jones completes his one-year suspension for a failed drug test in a matter of months. The only questions are when Jones' first fight will take place and who'll he'll face. So, I went out there and did my thing, and whatever happened was going to happen, so I wasn't really anxious about anything. (more...)
Wall scores playoff-best 32 as Wizards beat Hawks in Game 1
- April 20, 2017

Bradley Beal came alive with 16 points in the money quarter including a three-pointer with under a minute to play to all but ice the game. "When I'm not being aggressive like that and into it, I'm not a great player". He hesitated on at least three open looks in the first half. Wall is particularly adept at finding Gortat around the rim - in the fourth quarter, the two connected for two more buckets around the basket. (more...)
Utah Jazz: Takeaways Leading Into Game 2 Against Clippers Utah Jazz: Takeaways Leading Into Game 2 Against Clippers
- April 20, 2017

Now some keys that helped win the game for the Clippers. In the game's first six minutes, Paul twice found soft spots for jumpers and twice found Jordan for lobs over the top. "But we can't worry about one person and I don't think my job changes if he's playing or if he's out". Utah was not a great road team this season , going 22-19. (more...)
Addison Russell hits walk-off homer against the Brewers Addison Russell hits walk-off homer against the Brewers
- April 20, 2017

Louis, who will start RHP Carlos Martinez (0-2, 3.57). "The middle of our lineup is carrying our offense", Counsell said. Some other items that sold, according to Rovell: Second base from Game 5 ($43,025), the on-deck circles used by the Cubs in Games 1, 2, 6 and 7 ($40,575). (more...)
Blackhawks hope to start comeback vs. Predators
- April 20, 2017

But to focus on the fluky things that helped the Predators overcome the Blackhawks in a 3-2 overtime victory Monday misses the emerging point of this series: Nashville looks like the better, more unsafe team. Kane tied his career high for shots on goal in a playoff game during the second period with seven. It's also why he was scratched three times in a four-game span in March. (more...)
Trump extends private-sector health care program for vets Trump extends private-sector health care program for vets
- April 20, 2017

Trump specifically thanked Senator John McCain and Senator Johnny Isakson for their work on the bill, as well as Rep. Phil Roe, the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. "Our district is home to more veterans than any district in NY, and it is important that we do what we can to take care of our wounded warriors". Those groups generally oppose privatization as a threat to the viability of VA medical centers. (more...)
Boston gets 2022 Frozen Four Boston gets 2022 Frozen Four
- April 20, 2017

The University of Pittsburgh was also chosen to host several championship events that Penn State faithful might be interested in - including the men's hockey Frozen Four in 2021, the wrestling national championships in 2019 and the women's volleyball national title game in 2019. (more...)
Serena Williams hints on Snapchat she's pregnant Serena Williams hints on Snapchat she's pregnant
- April 20, 2017

The news of her impending birth means Williams was experiencing early effects of her pregnancy when she won her record 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January. He has also had best-sellers with everything from the memoir "A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity" to his most recent work, "Old School", which includes passages urging the respectful treatment of women. (more...)
Blue Jackets rookie returns to game after gnarly cut to face
- April 20, 2017

Instead of pylons, the Penguins center used Blue Jackets' defenders. They've only made it three times in their 17 years of existence. Unfortunately for the Blue Jackets , staying healthy might be the most important part of this next game. (more...)
NBPA fires back at Phil Jackson for 'inappropriate' Carmelo Anthony comments NBPA fires back at Phil Jackson for 'inappropriate' Carmelo Anthony comments
- April 17, 2017

When he was winning championships with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal, it was an amusing, quirky part of Jackson's personality. On Friday, Jackson met with the media after NY completed a dysfunctional fourth straight losing season of 31-51. The Knicks had trade talks during the season but couldn't find anything workable, and it was during that time that their relationship suffered, along with the team's record. (more...)
Game 2 Preview: Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks
- April 17, 2017

Game 1 of the 2017 Eastern Conference quarterfinals between the No. 3 Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks was a rout. "Our second half was just abysmal", head coach Dwane Casey said. Rookie Point Guard Malcolm Brogdon outplayed Lowry in every department, which isn't hard when our man made 2 buckets. DeMarre Carroll looked like a re-animated corpse for most of the game (despite a dunk in the first half), finishing with 5 points. (more...)
Souness: Mourinho clearly feels betrayed by Chelsea
- April 17, 2017

It is not easy to win the Premier League and we need to focus and keep our feet on the floor. "In this case, the fault is the coach". The Blues also have the best away record in the top flight with a 36-point haul from 16 games, and have won their last three games on the road. (more...)
Hall of Famer Given New Lease on Life Hall of Famer Given New Lease on Life
- April 17, 2017

The organs for Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew's life-saving heart and kidney surgery were provided from somebody he met almost two decades prior: former Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets tight end Konrad Reuland . Believe it or not, the heart that is now keeping Carew alive once belonged to a fellow former professional athlete. San Jose Mercury News writer Dan Brown wrote a fantastic story about how Reuland's family connected with Carew after the transplant. (more...)
Michigan State Basketball: Bridges cancels agent meetings, could return for sophomore season
- April 15, 2017

Only one member of the second team (Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss) is still on the fence about his decision, and only one member of the third team (Notre Dame's Bonzie Colson) has stated definitively that he's coming back to school. He delivered a combined 40 points and 17 rebounds in NCAA Tournament games against Miami and Kansas. Sources tell SpartanMag.com that Izzo advised Bridges to leave his program as well, but now it appears that Bridges will defy the two closest confidantes of his ... (more...)
Harden's triple-double helps Rockets over Wolves 123-118
- April 14, 2017

The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 106.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting. "I think myself and our medical staff really agreed with him that this would be a good opportunity to get some rest". (more...)
Portland Trail Blazers Vs. Golden State Warriors Playoff Schedule Portland Trail Blazers Vs. Golden State Warriors Playoff Schedule
- April 14, 2017

Sunday , April 16: Portland at Golden State, 12:30 p.m. Jordan Crawford added 15 points for New Orleans, which finished 34-48 and out of the playoffs for the second straight season. "The Warriors will have the priority on April 26", the spokesperson said. As shown in the full Blazers' 2017 schedule , the team did not do very well against the Warriors during the 2016-17 National Basketball Association season. (more...)
Dumped Bauza believes Argentina will make World Cup Dumped Bauza believes Argentina will make World Cup
- April 13, 2017

Argentina are fifth in South American qualifying with four games to play, and only the top four are assured of spots in Russian Federation. The next coach of Argentina will carry a massive weight on his shoulders: after coming heartbreakingly close to victory in the 2014 World Cup, this football-mad nation is demanding nothing less than the trophy in Russian Federation. (more...)
Myers showing he's worth every penny to Padres Myers showing he's worth every penny to Padres
- April 13, 2017

Myers finished off the masterpiece with a hard hit ball to left center field that resulted in a triple. Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes has three homers in five innings against the Philadelphia Phillies. "I'm just trying to feel my way through instead of just trying to execute the pitches and execute the scouting report". He came away with a no-decision, however, because Colorado's bats remain dormant thus far in April. (more...)