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by | April 20, 2017 | 08:43

Coming off a surprisingly competitive Game 1 win, the Golden State Warriors are looking to take a commanding 2-0 lead over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2 of their Western Conference first round series on Wednesday. Durant's status headed into the evening was officially listed as questionable, but coach Steve Kerr confirmed the news of the Warriors plan to rest Durant.

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:43

Enrique expects the visitors will create more chances to score on Wednesday, so says Barca's approach must be to aim to score five goals . "Naturally Barcelona have three very unsafe forwards, so we need to take that into account, but no more than usual".

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:41

Back in the clubhouse following his latest clutch performance, the three-time All-Star was in full royal garb, wearing a crown and robe awarded to the team's king of the game. Recalled from Triple-A earlier in the day to replace injured Clay Buchholz, Phillies starter Zach Eflin gave up two runs over five innings in his first outing since undergoing knee surgery last August.

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:40

Mr. Vettel had took the lead from Pole sitter Valtteri Bottas early as he struggled with over-steering on his MercedesAMG racer. Bottas was disappointed but said the team directives made sense. "Thanks to Valtteri for being a gentleman", said Hamilton, who endured a much more hard relationship with Nico Rosberg, his former Mercedes teammate.

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:28

But the Rockets contained him long enough in the fourth quarter to surge ahead, then hold on. And that's the central contradiction of the Oklahoma City Thunder. In this collision of NBA Most Valuable Player award candidates, James Harden was decidedly better during Houston's Game 1 blowout of the Thunder.

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:32

The southpaw walked two and struck out two and Ziegler hurled a ideal inning leaving it up to Barraclough. Chen threw 100 pitches to get through seven, and the Marlins weren't going to push him after his elbow problems previous year (he threw 86 and 56 pitches in his first two starts).

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:20

They have now issued a warrant for his arrest, which - if granted by a judge - will allow them to hold him for longer than the usual 24 hours. Three identical letters printed in German found near the scene of the attack in the western city of Dortmund suggested a possible Islamist motive for the attack.

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:10

The Blues face Jose Mourinho's Manchester United on Sunday as the Red Devils look to claw their way into the top four, and Conte admitted: "I think Manchester United for sure will have good motivation because they are playing against Chelsea ".

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:09

Westbrook was asked if there was a point during the season when he realized Robertson's triple-double record was within reach. But how does his season stack up against Robertson's stunning 1961-62 campaign? The six-time All-Star, who is averaging a triple-double for the season, also has 79 career triple-doubles as he continues to make waves, despite losing star team-mate Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors.

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:04

He had 26 games with at least 30 points in the regular season, and he began the playoffs by totaling 69 points on just 28 shots in two games. The problem with the West is that no matter how much teams try, Golden State is the superior team, which is what the Clippers found out in the second round losing to the Warriors four games to one.

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:05

The 26-year-old Swede has tremendous speed, stops and starts on a dime, controls the puck as if it were velcroed to his stick and can ignite the Ottawa offense - especially so on the power play - as effortlessly as pushing a button on an automatic auto starter.

by | April 20, 2017 | 08:02

He kind of signaled that it was a foul ball, and then kind of signaled that d'Arnaud was out. So after the Nationals players went back to the dugout, both team's relievers went back to their respective bullpens, and the groundscrew left the field, Kelley had to get d'Arnaud out AGAIN.

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:59

Tony Bloom is a feared presence at any poker table but on Monday the biggest wager of this renowned gambler, the £200 million investment in Brighton, paid off with their promotion to the Premier League. It's a massive motivation for this group of lads. "He's a local man and has invested an incredible amount of money in this football club", Hughton said after the match at Amex Stadium.

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:52

In 2014, Hernandez would be charged with two counts of murder in the 2012 deaths of Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu, who died in a drive-by shooting in Boston. "Absolutely no chance he took his own life", Murphy said. Under a long-standing MA legal principle, courts customarily vacate the convictions of defendants who die before their appeals are heard.

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:39

While a switch to the MLS and the Chinese Super League remains a possibility, a move to a Premier League club is most likely. I never played against him but I managed teams against him, against Chelsea and maybe four times against England with Croatia.

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:36

In the actual game itself, Vigneault heavily shielded his newly assembled "top line" of Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Pavel Buchnevich, deploying them nearly entirely against the Canadiens' third and fourth lines and third defense pairing. "There were a couple of chances where we got pucks to the net and the rebounds were sitting there, and we have to dig a little deeper to come up with those second chances".

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:33

As well as club honours, the Shrewsbury-born star has racked up 70 worldwide caps for the Three Lions, and is still in line to be Gareth Southgate's England number one for next summer's FIFA World Cup finals in Russian Federation. The duo have often been criticised for being unreliable and error prone, and it is widely believed that Klopp is eager to bolster his options between the sticks to see Liverpool sustain a Premier League title charge next season.

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:31

But Marcelo has hit back at those who look to criticise his teammate by saying that they are simply jealous of the 31-year-old, who two goals against Bayern have fired Real to the bring of another Champions League semi-final. Doubters? I don't know who doubts me. Real Madrid then moved into the lead courtesy their superstar, who stabbed the ball home from a Marco Asensio cross on 77 minutes.

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:14

However, shortly after his arrest, Mallya had reportedly been granted conditional bail, as per television media reports . But sources close to Mallya says that it was a voluntary arrest and within hours, the court granted him bail. "Extradition hearing in court started today as expected". Tulsi said when there is a request for extradition then normally bail is granted only after 60 days, but Mallya was given the relief on the same day.

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:15

The club confirms the appointment of Redknapp who is the oldest manager in the EFL at the age of 70. The Blues have picked up just 16 points out of a possible 66 in Zola's time in charge. My wife thinks I'm mad because when I got back from meeting the owners in London it was gone two in the morning and she asked me what was happening. "Birmingham are a team I've not see much of, seen nothing of really, they've not been on TV much this year".

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:11

The Edmonton Oilers didn't need to be reminded that despite San Jose's age, injuries and tepid start to the series, the Sharks are still a lethal force in the playoffs. Unable to find the net on 39 successive shots during two straight losses, the Sharks found it just 15 seconds into the game at the SAP Center. The Sharks poured it on in the second period, adding goals from Patrick Marleau, Marcus Sorensen , and Couture in the first 13 minutes.

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:10

Whatever you think is best for our team for 2017, for that season, then that's what we'll do. Without a pick in the first two rounds of next week's draft, the Patriots are equipped with a pair of significant trade chips that could net them some quality ammunition in the early rounds.

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:07

According to a tweet from the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe , Brady's mother has been battling cancer since before the Super Bowl, and the star QB will be spending time with her. "I think I got this", Spicer replied. He jokingly asked Spicer whether he needed any help, drawing laughs. Thirty-four Patriots players reportedly visited Washington D.C.

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:05

He netted again from inside the area after a breakaway in the 110th to secure his club a place in the semifinals of the Champions League for the seventh straight season. Referring to Ronaldo's final two goals of the evening, Ancelotti said the Portuguese was clearly offside for both, calling the missed calls "unbelievable".

by | April 20, 2017 | 07:05

Gary Neville believes that each of Manchester United's players performed at their best level during their 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday. Mourinho's team are six points behind third-placed Liverpool in fifth, having played two games fewer, while neighbours Manchester City sit four points ahead of United, having played one game more - with the two clubs due to meet at the Etihad Stadium on April 27.

by | April 20, 2017 | 06:58

The world expected the Foxes to falter during their quest for the club's first Premier League title last season, something that never happened. Benalouane's weakness in the aerial battle served to highlight the ongoing importance of Wes Morgan and Robert Huth to this Leicester side, but the German, who scored Leicester's opening goal with a well-taken header, will be missing on Tuesday night through suspension.

by | April 20, 2017 | 06:59

That NBA season was the first and only time a player averaged a triple-double until Westbrook achieved the feat this season. But with his 10th assist and the triple-double locked down, Westbrook went to work on the Nuggets' 10-point lead.

by | April 20, 2017 | 06:55

Against the Heat, they took a 91-80 lead into the fourth, but Miami stormed back to force overtime and claim the win. Miles averages 10.7 points per game with a 43.4 shooting percentage - 41.3 percent from 3 - but against the Cavs those numbers jump to 56 percent from 3 and 61.7 percent from the field.

by | April 20, 2017 | 06:55

More cheers followed when Kroos junior waved at the supporters, while Kroos senior was also afforded a warm round of applause by his old club. Ronaldo then completed his hat-trick in the second period of extra-time as the Portugal global registered his 100th goal in the Champions League, before substitute Marco Asensio made it 4-2 on the night late on.

by | April 20, 2017 | 06:56

It was a weird scene both outside the locker room and inside it, where players and coach Brad Stevens were definitely in "the glass-is-half-full" when it came to what they took away from Thursday's loss. Kyrie Irving added 18 points and Kevin Love contributed 15 points and 15 rebounds, but the Cavs made just 9 of 36 three-point attempts, and trailed by 20 points with just under two minutes remaining.

by | April 20, 2017 | 06:56

Daniel Cormier tries to avoid a punch from Anthony Johnson. Before meeting Cormier for the first time, he also pulled off a first-round TKO of Gustafsson in his home country of Sweden as a solid underdog. "I just want Saturday to come", said middleweight Chris Weidman. "It's like you sit there, and you take a table, and you put a bunch of kitchen appliances", Cormier said.

by | April 20, 2017 | 06:51

The Spanish mentor said: "Bearing in mind the opponent could have chances and the goal can come at any moment, our objective is to score five". "We have got nothing to lose and that liberates us; we have no pressure". But unlike the Parisians, who with a dash of good fortune were dispatched 6-1 at the Nou Camp , Juventus are both streetwise and experienced, and they won't let up so easily.

by | April 20, 2017 | 06:46

Perhaps that was a rare example of a manager taking responsibility for a loss but it could also have been a clever way of admonishing his team for their lack of desire in a game where they failed to produce a single shot on goal. Ander Herrera man-marked Eden Hazard out of the game, Marcus Rashford made David Luis and Gary Cahill look mighty slow in a game which the Red Devils surprised many by outplaying their fancied opponents.

by | April 20, 2017 | 06:48

Portland isn't going to get many better performances from McCollum and Lillard this series. Green was charged up from start to finish behind a raucous Oracle crowd that helped propel him to what might have been his most impressive all-around game of the season.

by | April 20, 2017 | 06:45

Aston Villa and Norwich came down with us last season and would've expected to be challenging for promotion alongside us, but instead they're languishing in mid-table. The Seagulls have not played in the top flight since 1983, but will be locking horns with the elite teams once again next season. It made us better - a little bit more know-how in our performances.