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Westbrook goes on rant defending Thunder teammates Westbrook goes on rant defending Thunder teammates
- April 26, 2017

In the series-changing victory, All-Star point guard James Harden had a noticeably off offensive performance scoring just 16 points on 5-of-16 shooting from the field including 0-for-7 from beyond the arc. Nene absentmindedly fouled Adams, stopping the clock and sending Adams to the line. Russell Westbrook produced yet another triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder held on for a crucial 115-113 victory over Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association playoffs on Friday. (more...)
N'Golo Kanté named PFA player of the year award
- April 26, 2017

Ahead of Southampton's trip to west London, Puel has compared Romeu, who is expected to start against his former club after missing Saints' last two games through suspension, to Kante and the manager feels both men are nearly equals in terms of quality. (more...)
Ibrahimovic vows to return stronger from injury Ibrahimovic vows to return stronger from injury
- April 26, 2017

But Martial and Shaw both starred in a 2-0 win over Burnley last time out and the United boss feels his management of his squad does not merit undue scrutiny. I think Schweinsteiger has a good point about Ibrahimovic right here. If before the game you told me it would unfold like that, I would have been surprised. (more...)
Yasir Shah leads Pakistan to victory over West Indies Yasir Shah leads Pakistan to victory over West Indies
- April 26, 2017

Yasir was once again into action as he picked up the final two wickets in three balls, dismissing Joseph and Shanon Gabriel in the same over as West Indies were bowled out for 152. He became the 13th member of the 10K club - and the oldest to reach the mark - when he swept offspinner Roston Chase for a boundary at fine leg soon after tea. (more...)
Cowboys honor Ware, ponder draft needs Cowboys honor Ware, ponder draft needs
- April 26, 2017

But on Monday at The Star in Frisco, he did the paperwork on his official retirement ... and did so only after signing a ceremonial one-day contract with the Dallas Cowboys . For me, coming back here was a big deal. "I think it's really got the chance to be better the right way, which is to be younger". Equally as important, Romo isn't prepping to join another team - say, one also in Texas - where he could take either wins or oxygen from Jones" beloved "boys. (more...)
Nastase will be the 'bad boy' if he says more about Williams
- April 26, 2017

Williams took to her Instagram profile to thank her child for helping her return to the number one position. Serena Williams has accused Romanian tennis coach Ilie Nastase of racism following remarks he was overheard making about her and her unborn baby last week. (more...)
Harry Kane: Tottenham want to win Premier League for Ugo Ehiogu Harry Kane: Tottenham want to win Premier League for Ugo Ehiogu
- April 25, 2017

Inter's 5-4 loss to Fiorentina on Saturday did nothing to help the rumours go away, and Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday report the Serie A side are prepared to do pretty much everything in their power to bring the Chelsea manager to San Siro next season. (more...)
Mary Keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd London win Mary Keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd London win
- April 25, 2017

Five-time Olympian Jo Pavey admits she has a fight on her hands to qualify for the World Championships as she prepares for her first marathon in six years. "I tried to push all the time. I had to change my running style", Bekele told reporters. One runner wrote: "At prime time for donations, you have really let me down, I am sorry to say". (more...)
Klitschko 'proud' of Joshua's dignified approach to their superfight Klitschko 'proud' of Joshua's dignified approach to their superfight
- April 25, 2017

Joshua is less than a week away from the biggest fight of his career against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley in front of a post-war British record crowd of 90,000. "I'd love to fight in Africa like Ali and Foreman did, that would be wonderful". "(Mine and Joshua's mutual respect) is something that is great for the sport of boxing, especially in the insane world that we are living in, especially in the violent world of boxing: "having a peaceful build-up. (more...)
N'golo Kante, Dele Alli win PFA Player awards
- April 25, 2017

Kante was key to Leicester City's surprise Premier League win previous year and, should Chelsea triumph this season, he would become the first player to win successive titles with different clubs. All this is true, and yet there is no harm in occasionally celebrating other qualities which are needed to win matches, the qualities Kante embodies, the selfless hard work which gives others the platform to shine. (more...)
New England Patriots unlikely to trade CB Malcolm Butler
- April 25, 2017

Despite the Patriots' apparent disinterest in signing Butler to such a deal, the news of Butler's long-term agreement is something of an offseason win for the organization. Well , ESPN's Adam Schefter is steadfast in his report that Garoppolo will remain with the Patriots in 2017, and it's looking like Butler will remain in New England, too, per MMQB's Peter King . (more...)
Mike Gillislee officially lands with Patriots
- April 25, 2017

The Patriots are set to pay Gillislee $4 million in 2017, with the two-year deal being worth 6.4 million, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media . Another offseason, another restricted free agent leaves the Buffalo Bills for the New England Patriots. (more...)
Marquez wins 5th straight MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas Marquez wins 5th straight MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas
- April 24, 2017

Marquez started from pole position. Second-row starters Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo of Ducati surged at the start and the hectic first-lap pace would claim Vinales at turn 18, lowsiding safely but ending his first point-less day since previous year in Argentina. (more...)
Koeman unimpressed by Man United
- April 24, 2017

I know in English football people say you have to look out for young players, that maybe they say they can play 15 or 20 games, not more. "I feel sorry for Tom, Gana (Gueye), because if I was allowed, I would change 10 players after the first half", Koeman said. (more...)
Harvard Researchers Discover Second Declaration Manuscript
- April 24, 2017

The implication, Sneff and Allen said, is that the individual responsible for creating the second known copy of the Declaration of Independence believed in a strong national government rather than a weak federal system that left most of the governing to the states. (more...)
National Football League notebook: Raiders want answer on Lynch National Football League notebook: Raiders want answer on Lynch
- April 24, 2017

The Mercury News also points out that the 2017 NFL Draft is loaded with top-notch running backs with LSU's Leonard Fournette, Stanford's Christian McCaffrey, Florida State's Dalvin Cook, Tennessee's Alvin Kamara , and Oklahoma's Joe Mixon all likely to be available in the first two rounds. (more...)
New York Giants Will Have To Be Road Warriors In 2017 New York Giants Will Have To Be Road Warriors In 2017
- April 24, 2017

CBS gets two Cowboys games in 2017, November 5 against the Chiefs and the Thanksgiving game agaisnt the Chargers. The Cowboys have a tough opening schedule and a tough finishing schedule. The New York Giants face a hard schedule this season that includes four prime-time games, with three being on the road against quality competition. Those late afternoon national window games (either on CBS or Fox) can draw even higher audiences than Sunday Night Football and are a premier spot for the ... (more...)
Pedroia still ailing, Farrell complaining over Machado slide
- April 24, 2017

That marks the second starting infielder to leave with injury this weekend after Dustin Pedroia left Friday's game with an injured leg following a hard slide from Manny Machado. During the previous five seasons, the Orioles relied on great hitting to club their way into the playoffs. Maybe not. In the end, though, Machado's intentions probably don't matter, his actions serving only to make the Red Sox-Orioles rivalry even hotter. (more...)
Bulls guard Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with broken thumb
- April 24, 2017

In a best-case scenario, if Rondo is back in less than two weeks, he could return for the second round, if the Bulls can win two of their next five games against the Celtics . The Bulls also will have to make adjustments considering how thoroughly they got owned by Boston at the point guard position, so expect a lot more of Butler and Wade acting as playmakers. (more...)
Gatland stands by Lions selection Gatland stands by Lions selection
- April 23, 2017

Te'o himself was taken aback at his inclusion in the Lions squad, having only made his England debut past year, racking up eight appearances since, finding out he was going on tour after a training session with his Worcester Warriors side. Sixteen England players were selected in an enlarged touring party but New Zealand-born Hartley wasn't among them, despite recently leading his adopted country to a record-equalling run of 18 wins in tier-one test matches. (more...)
Mourinho relying on Rooney amid United's injury crisis
- April 23, 2017

In a crushing blow to Manchester United, star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out of the season. Sky Italia's Gianluca DiMarzio reports that Zlatan Ibrahimovic tore his ACL and PCL during Thursday's 2-1 Europa League victory over Anderlecht. (more...)
Andretti drivers enthusiastic about Alonso's Indy 500 run Andretti drivers enthusiastic about Alonso's Indy 500 run
- April 23, 2017

Alonso is visiting the IndyCar paddock this weekend to watch the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on the Barber Motorsports Park road course. With Alonso set for his Indy debut, Ricciardo says he fully understands why the 35-year-old Spaniard has made the decision to go Stateside. (more...)
Tottenham boss Pochettino aware of Inter Milan Alderweireld rumours Tottenham boss Pochettino aware of Inter Milan Alderweireld rumours
- April 23, 2017

The Belgium worldwide, 28, has a contract worth a reported £50,000-a-week that runs until 2019, although Spurs have an option to extend it by a further 12 months. Lloris, 30, is still yet to win a league title in his career, and he admits that Pochettino, whom he has described as the best manager in the world, has kept him from joining one of Europe's elite clubs. (more...)
Hernandez family planning private funeral in Connecticut Hernandez family planning private funeral in Connecticut
- April 23, 2017

Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd, was found hanged in his MA prison cell. Yahoo is also reporting that suicide notes have been found in Hernandez's cell, though the outlet has not divulged the contents of the notes. (more...)
Stephen Curry explains why he's locked in but logged off Stephen Curry explains why he's locked in but logged off
- April 23, 2017

This is smart strategy from James as silly season reaches an all-time high during the playoffs each year as fans and pundits wildly overreact to single game outcomes. The Chef makes a ton of sense here, the playoffs can be a completely different animal than the regular season. The Warriors struggled in last year's postseason when Curry had trouble shooting, and the same could happen in a matchup against the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. (more...)