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by | April 19, 2017 | 08:22

The Celtics are the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, not the Cavaliers. Boston and Chicago split four regular season meetings. Now there are added expectations from Boston , which finished with the East's best record for the first time since winning its last title in 2008.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:21

The one-year offer from the 49ers was reportedly for $2.2 million. This is unlikely to change what the 49ers do in next week's draft. As Rapoport noted, the Seahawks now have five days to match the offer by the 49ers. While he was a favorite in training camp to take the place of departed left tackle Russell Okung , Gilliam struggled and was benched in November for two games before returning to the starting lineup in December.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:16

He was appointed as test captain ahead of two-test series against South Africa at Abu Dhabi in 2010 after predecessor Salman Butt was suspended and later jailed on spot-fixing charges. "I've seen many ups and downs during my career. I have played quite a bit against them, so I kind of understand how they go about their business and what their approach will be".

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:14

Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib reportedly will not face any disciplinary action from the National Football League following the 2016 incident in which he shot himself in the leg. Talib, 31, is under contract in Denver through the 2019 season. A league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter shortly after the incident that they were looking into the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:11

As far as their defence goes, they are the third best defense in the league, less able than only Tottenham and Manchester United, who have let in 22 and 24 goals respectively. They have provided the platform from which Hazard, who added Chelsea's second at Bournemouth , top-scorer Diego Costa and Spain forward Pedro have flourished.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:05

If Harden wins, he will become just the third player in Rockets history to win MVP, and the first since Hakeem Olajuwon in the 1993-94 season. Beverley's minutes mirrored Westbrook's, and he menaced Russ into nine turnovers. That advantage for the Rockets allowed them to get more possessions, catch the Thunder defense off-guard, and control the game throughout. "That's where he really did a great job".

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:04

Above all, Vigneault wants his team to manage the puck better, after turnovers become a problem in Game 3 . Over the course of the series , Montreal has significant advantages in shots on goal (118-90) and total attempted shots (222-176).

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:03

Showing similarities with another Spaniard with that attractive dribbling run...", one of the English commentators said after the midfielder made a total mockery of Sporting's defence in second half. He was the player who helped Isco to have the ball possession and in the second half, when Lucas left the pitch, he played in the right side. After the match Isco once again told the press that he's happy in Madrid and he wants to stay at the club.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:02

Screenshots of the email subject line quickly spread on social media, with Twitter users calling out Adidas. "#BostonMarathon #BostonStrong #changeit", one Twitter user wrote . "We deeply apologise for our mistake". 'Every year we're reminded of the hope and resiliency of the running community at this event'. A poorly worded email has people on social media wondering when Adidas may issue an apology.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:02

Despite the shake-up at the back, the Gunners once again looked brittle and conceded early on in the second-period, with Alvaro Negredo volleying home from a fine Stewart Downing centre. "We've trained hard, we've trained well - there has been a few more kicks in training [laughs]". Boro heads were down after an encouraging half ended in disappointment, but they responded quickly after the restart.

by | April 19, 2017 | 08:00

Barcelona is on a 15-game European winning streak at home. The time before that was in October 1995, so it would be fair to say that Juventus are rarely on the receiving end of the kind of hammerings that the Blaugrana love to dish out at the Camp Nou .

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:56

The Bills have five days to decide to either match or decline the Patriots' offer. New England is preparing to poach another restricted free agent from its AFC East rival in Buffalo. It's also a pretty clear shot across the bow to LeGarrette Blount, who's still available in free agency as the Patriots have looked at other backs and signed Rex Burkhead .

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:51

Terry, however, has not played for Chelsea since their 2-0 FA Cup win over Wolves in February, with his last league appearance back in November. After all, De Vrij is a far more realistic option than Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly this summer after the Senegalese defender renewed with his club last September.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:40

The former Titans , Lions, and Eagles linebacker spent five years in the Motor City before being released from Detroit last summer. A fourth-round draft pick for the Tennessee Titans in 2006, Tulloch came to Detroit as a free agent in 2011, reuniting with his former defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:39

However, Barcelona's 3-0 loss in Champions League play to Juventus on Wednesday equalled the club's third tumultuous defeat on the road in the tournament. Then, Barcelona will be forced to mount yet another comeback against Juventus on Wednesday to reach Europe's final four. "We must take charge of the game", Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta said.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:38

According to Telegraph sources, Chris Robshaw, George Ford, Jonathan Joseph , James Haskell, Mike Brown and Joe Launchbury will all be missing from Warren Gatland's 37-man squad for that daunting summer tour of New Zealand. Chris Robshaw, who sat out the Six Nations with a shoulder injury but is now fit again, will also not be picked. The back row, which has been the most ferociously competitive area of all, is expected to be dominated by Ireland and Wales, with Sean O'Brien, Peter ...

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:31

I feel for a few weeks now in training that he is really focused again and that comes out in the game. "We have fewer possibilities to drop points". "Someone reminded me that we have scored more than 100 goals already this season". The Gunners lost 10-2 on aggregate to Bayern Munich in the Round of 16 of Europe's elite club competition and since then, playmaker Ozil has been nowhere near his best for the North Londoners.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:29

The Championship leaders made up for the disappointment of last season, when a last-day draw with Middlesbrough meant they missed out on promotion on goal difference. Promotion to the top flight could be worth up to £200m, given increased media and commercial revenues, reported the Guardian. On the football side we have the hardest thing to do, and that's to get into the Premier League.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:27

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that his side can not afford any more slip-ups if they are to finish in the top four this season. Boro - defensively resilient, but terrible in attack - should have been an easy opportunity for the Gunners to get back on track, but Wenger was disturbed enough with his side's form to try a new formation, going with three at the back instead of the 4-2-3-1 he's favored for years.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:26

But now Pugh has said she intends to leave college go pro. " UCLA is such a special place, and being a Bruin was an incredible thing". This news comes on the heels of the USWNT agreeing to a new CBA with the US Soccer Federation, which doles out a base pay well over $100k.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:26

This is the 24th European Cup/Champions League fixture between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid - the 18th under the Champions League era - a record in the history of the tournament. I thought we deserved more. "We come with a disadvantage but we are still alive", said Bayern's Xavi Alonso, who used to play for Madrid . " Lewandowski scores a lot of goals and is very important for us, but we still have a lot of quality even when some key players are missing.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:22

That's when race official Jock Semple ran up behind her and tried to rip off her bib in order to disqualify her. "There are just so many things that reminded me of her, and that helps you get through all the different checkpoints of the race".

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:21

It was incredible, especially the little girls who were there with their moms. And, it seems, Patriots fans just can't stop trolling the Falcons and reminding them of that loss. "I want to celebrate in the best possible way and crossing that finish line is going to be a wonderful experience". "Effort-wise it was certainly the best race of my life".

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:21

Serbia and France set up a Davis Cup semi-final showdown Saturday while 32-time winners United States and Italy, who stunned defending champions Argentina in the first round, stayed alive with marathon wins. Britain suffered a two-day loss for first time since 2009, a year before Smith took over as captain and unexpectedly revived long-forgotten glories.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:17

Sergei Bobrovsky had 27 saves to help the Blue Jackets get their first playoff win in three years and their first-ever in regulation. So, the "second line" started the game and will probably stay matched up against Sidney Crosby. "He's making some big, timely saves, which gives us a lot of momentum". His status for Tuesday's game is unknown. Werenski is back in the game after taking a puck to the face.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:17

Cormier (19-1) appeared to have a broken nose from Johnson's head kick as they began the second round. Jones, who was suspended for failing a drugs test days before his scheduled UFC 200 rematch with Cormier, believes his time on the sidelines has done him the world of good and that he's at the peak of his powers.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:16

Boston also entered the game against the Rays with the No. 2 batting average in the league at a combined.271 clip. "Sale was very very hard, but I liked a lot of the at-bats", said Rays manager Kevin Cash , who also liked the work of his bullpen under hard circumstances.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:15

The NCAA announced Tuesday that it had selected host sites for championships in Divisions I, II and III from 2017-18 through 2021-22. In 2022, the arena will host the NCAA Division 1 Men's Wrestling Championships, this time hosted by the Detroit Sports Commission and University of MI.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:15

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots over Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) during the second half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series , Monday, April 17, 2017, in San Antonio . That was unacceptable. That was unprofessional. Fizdale said the veteran crew of Danny Crawford, Rodney Mott and Bill Spooner "did not even give us a chance" to even the series .

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:15

United States Navy fighter jets fly over SunTrust Park during the national anthem before a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres in Atlanta , Friday, April 14, 2017. A list of franchise legends were there to have their retired numbers unveiled around the stadium before the game, but there was one obvious choice to throw out the first pitch.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:14

Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas made a decision to play in Sunday's playoff opener at home against the Chicago Bulls , a day after his 22-year-old sister tragically died in a auto accident. Thomas still started the game and scored 33-points in his 38 total minutes of game time. Retired All-Star Kevin Garnett said he thinks Thomas will be better for having gone through this.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:09

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their first goal against Sunderland in the Stadium of Light, Sunderland , April 9, 2017 . "Normally Sergio plays in the Europa League, and that is next Thursday, so not bad for him at all to have a match before that". Thankfully, Mourinho said Luke was only taken off as he had earned a yellow card.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:07

The result moves United to within four points of the Champions League places, with a game in hand on fourth-place Manchester City, and Ibrahimovic is refusing to give up hope of bridging that gap. "Today the result was helped by the referee", he said. Mourinho told The Guardian : "We need to improve our squad, our football is not bad but we are very far from where I would like us to be".

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:04

The other quarter-final return legs Monaco v Borussia Dortmund (3-2) and Barcelona v Juventus (0-3) are Wednesday, and the semi-final draw on Friday. First Casemiro fouled Robben at the edge of the penalty box but was not given a second yellow, and three minutes later Vidal was sent off for a challenge on Asensio.

by | April 19, 2017 | 07:01

We can't afford to let Toronto get a power play, and if they do we have to be really strong on the penalty kill. Connor Brown's victor came less than three minutes later. And if you're a member of Leafs Nation, you would have no doubt of the cruelty of the hockey gods. He's got a great shot, but he can also score from in close and goes to the net hard, too.