Irving dismissed the idea that Cavs feel vulnerable. With their full roster, both of those games were winnable, but the Cavs made a decision to punt, resting James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love rather than going after the top seed. LeBron James and Co. will host the Indiana Pacers Saturday afternoon, kicking off Saturday's slate of four postseason games. This is G Jeff Teague's third straight postseason facing the Cavs.
If both the Pacers and Bulls win, they will take the seventh and eighth seeds , respectively. If Celtics lose, Cavaliers can clinch No. 1 spot with a victory over the Raptors. Runs of 12-0 and 9-0 got them there. Jabari Parker was having his own breakout season but was lost to injury halfway through and Khris Middleton only became healthy enough to play in the last 30 games of the season.
Louis replaced Hitchcock with Mike Yeo, resulting in a quick turnaround and a playoff slot. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the hire to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team hadn't announced it.
For me it is not about them, it is about us'. Hailing Chelsea's response in claiming two wins in a week after their 2-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace, Conte warned his players that Tottenham will never give up on the title. "The signings have worked really well, he's changed the system, brought someone like Victor Moses in who no one thought was good enough to play at that level and rejuvenated players like Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Diego Costa", he said.
But if you lose, it's not a disaster because you find a lot of situations to explain a good season. "I am happy for both of them because they deserve to play", he added. Conte made sure to praise the Belgian star who already has 13 goals in the league this season - only one goal behind his best overall record at Chelsea .
However, Tottenham fans on social media made sure they made up for their striker's lack of celebrations with their comments for the player on his Tweet. But any vigour Howe might have stirred within his team was immediately swept away as Kane made it 3-0 a couple of minutes after the break. The Italian scored two minutes after replacing the concussed Billy Jones, who was carried from the pitch while being given oxygen.
Jose Ramirez was 4 for 4 with a pair of three-run homers for Cleveland , and Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander matched a career high by allowing nine runs Saturday in a 13-6 loss to the Indians. "I'm not sure I would've picked Verlander, but we did a good job and we stayed after him". When you throw in there, it either doesn't get called a strike or check-swings, takes a full swing, gets called a ball, gets upset.
You have to bet with the trends here and pick Montreal to tie up this series. The Rangers have 10 previous participants. NY needs to bring a speedy game with rotating production; they need each player in their scoring mindset and they need to adjust throughout the game to beat out Montreal's defense.
But since the change, the Blues have more points than any National Hockey League team, posting a 22-8-2 record under Yeo and face the Wild as the No. Only one other skater has scored more than 20 goals this season, and that's Patrick Berglund, who is doing a good Jason Zucker circa 2015 impression by scoring twice as many goals as assists this season (if Stastny had been healthy all season would also have scored over 20).
Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits Jose Mourinho was right to criticise Manchester United's forwards for their failure to kill off Anderlecht on Thursday. Chelsea will know they'll have overcome a huge hurdle if they can come away with a win and restore their seven point advantage while Conte may even be happy with a draw as that would mean the west Londoners hold a five point lead with just six games remaining.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, has stated that the upcoming premier league tie his side has with Chelsea tomorrow is like a vengeance mission to him and his team mates. "They've done good this season". The Portuguese was sacked in December 2015 for the Blues' dismal title defence but summer appointment Antonio Conte, a man Pogba knows well from Juventus, has brought belief and organisation back to the team.
Jose Mourinho's side, whose form has been so underwhelming recently at their "Theatre of Dreams", were facing the end of their 19-match unbeaten streak in the league as luck had earlier deserted them. The Portuguese manager, however, continued his criticism of the left-back and this time questioned his understanding of the game despite labelling his performance "good".
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver should look for ways to improve competition in the playoffs and make it more exciting. The number of teams that were involved. Their first-round series against the Portland Trailblazers is considerably more treacherous than a 1-8 seed match-up should be. The Clippers get the home court advantage, but this series has the feeling of going the distance.
Fabian Delph made it three with a cracker, Sterling again the architect as he cut the ball back for Delph on the edge of the box to smash into the bottom corner. We are all delighted with him and happy to play with him. "When I say I'm a lucky guy, it's because I was with Xavi, Iniesta and now Silva". "We are going to fight against United and Arsenal and Liverpool to qualify in the third and fourth position, you have to know that.
Whittaker talked about his game plan against Jacare , UFC 210's controversial co-main event, and if he'd ever consider talking more trash. A native of Brazil, Souza posted a celebratory note on social media moments after the new broke, which was translated from Portuguese, saying, "I'm very happy!" Jacare dropped down and looked like he had Whittaker down but Robert rolled with him and got back to his feet.
Police said only one vehicle was involved, and that Thomas was not wearing her seatbelt. The Tacoma woman who died in a one-car accident on Interstate 5 in Federal Way on Saturday morning was Chyna J. when it went off the road, landed atop a highway barrier and slammed into a pole, according to the Washington State Patrol. Chyna Thomas was reportedly not wearing her seat belt.
The news is a heavy blow for Barcelona , who must win against Real Madrid to keep alive their hopes of coming back to retain La Liga. However, Neymar sarcastically applauded the match officials as he left the pitch, an act that could see his suspension extended.
For a year now - nearly exactly to the day - all these North Carolina players wanted was a chance to redeem themselves, an opportunity to erase the heartbreak from last April's national championship game loss. Meeks picked up his fourth with 9:42 to go. It took all the rhythm out of the game and played a pretty big role in why neither team was able to find a groove offensively.
I don't understand that debate. In 2012, Wenger compared finishing in the top four to winning a trophyand that view was recently echoed by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. Arsene Wenger has insisted that his Arsenal future will become clear "soon" and that he is not "scared" by the negativity from some fans. But Wenger was not overly impressed by the number of people turning up.
The fan posted the video to Twitter. According to ESPN , Howard also grabbed one of the Kansas supporter by the arms as the players were leaving the field. In a scathing state, the union called security at the game "wholly inadequate", criticizing Sporting KC and MLS for letting a fan get close enough to Howard to provoke an altercation.
The Premier League's top clash of the weekend arrives on Easter Sunday as Chelsea visits "The Theatre of Dreams" to face Manchester United in a big-time Premier League clash. "Everybody knows that N'Golo Kante can run for 11 players - that's his best quality", Pogba told MUTV . "The two defeats Chelsea have inflicted on United this season will have hurt, especially for Mourinho as he must be so annoyed to see that team that stopped playing for him last season running away with the title".
The 2016-17 National Basketball Association regular season is a thing of the past for LeBron James. The Cavs did end the season on one positive as forward Tristan Thompson returned after missing four games with a sprained right thumb.
Goals from Mousa Dembele , Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and substitute Vincent Janssen gave the Lilywhites a club-record seventh league victory on the spin, as well as a 12th in succession on their own patch - their best such run since 1967.
Frank Vatrano had tied it up earlier in the third period, while only Bobby Ryan was able to score for Ottawa. But would I be surprised to see them head back to Boston for Game 3 with a 2-0 series lead? Nah. They're all about move forward, what can you learn and get better at, and that's the experience we need to gain game after game. "There's some maintenance work going on with them, so we'll see where they're at tomorrow".
Goals from from Marko Arnautovic, Peter Crouch and a stunner from Xherdan Shaqiri handed Stoke City a 3-1 win over Hull City at the Bet365 Stadium. Kane marked his return to the side with a well-taken goal, showing good footwork inside the area and holding off his man before picking out the bottom corner of the net - the third season in a row he has bagged 20 top-flight goals.
Entertainingly, he berated fourth official Lee Mason after Mousa Dembele was brought down by Abdoulaye Doucoure just moments before Alli's opening goal, at which point he turned to Mason again and hugged him. Obviously it's good to have Harry back - I'd like to say that - but Sonny's done well and Vincent [Janssen] too, when he's come in. Tottenham , who also hit the crossbar three times , were never likely to suffer defeat against a Watford side plagued by injuries as Walter Mazzarri ...
So when he was asked if the eighth-seeded Blazers could beat the best team in the National Basketball Association in six games or seven, he went with the optimistic answer. Steve Kerr knows this and so does his group of veteran players, most of whom know exactly what it takes to not only survive the first round but make it all the way to the Finals in June.
A Ave.in Creswell. Free hunts are for all ages. Participate in a free egg hunt and take photos with the Easter Bunny at Tydings Park Saturday, April 15 . Usually, these are hard-boiled eggs, typically dyed or painted, or artificial eggs made of plastic filled with chocolate or sweets (or even foil-wrapped egg-shaped chocolates of various sizes).
Kante, who was shortlisted a year ago for his part in Leicester's remarkable season but did not make the top three, is the bookmakers' favourite for the 2016-17 accolade, with the winners to be announced at Grosvenor Hotel in London on Sunday, April 23.
If you look at it from a purely for footballing stats and reasons - I don't think the current manager's points tally is better than Brendan Rodgers. The Northern Irishman is a Hoops hero. Aberdeen, in second place, are 25 points behind, with a gulf emerging between the North-East team and the best of the rest. Mikael Lustig, Jozo Simunovic and Erik Sviatchenko have been solid in defence and skipper Scott Brown has driven the team on again.
While it's unclear what Williams and North Carolina will decide to do if invited, the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are expected to be the first team to visit Trump when they go on April 19. One of those was Collins, who picked up his fourth foul just four minutes into the second half on this otherwise benign play in the paint on the offensive end.
The home team won all four meetings this season, but the Grizzlies were 4-0 against the spread against the Spurs this season. Memphis also has played the Spurs very tough all season, so I don't like the idea of the Spurs giving up almost 10 points to them.
The Brazilian was booked in the first-half for delaying a Malaga free-kick by tying his shoelaces in front of the ball and then charged into Roberto Rosales 25 minutes from time to see his second yellow card. In February, Luis Suarez was banned two games after the same referee wrote in his King's Cup game report that the Barcelona striker delayed his exit after being sent off.
Let's all go try to beat them. Portland has the first crack, and (the Blazers) will give it everything they have". James understands the Cavaliers appear vulnerable, perhaps beatable as they enter the National Basketball Association playoffs following a recent tailspin.
The goals were the 99th and 100th by Ronaldo in European club competition, giving him the milestone almost seven months after he had scored his last Champions League goal in a 2-2 group-stage draw at Borussia Dortmund. "It is just a setback after returning from his ankle injury to play a lot of games and go through a lot of training". We showed patience and we showed the willingness to get the right result.