by | April 16, 2017 | 06:47

The NHL playoff picture with the regular season ending Sunday: --- WHO'S IN EAST: The Toronto Maple Leafs' loss to Columbus sends them to Washington to face the Presidents' Trophy-winning Capitals on the brutal Metropolitan Division side of the draw.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:45

Boss Marco Silva¹s unbelievable home run continues. With Hull likely to start Andrea Ranocchia, Harry Maguire and Curtis Davies, target man Andy Carroll will to face a physcial battle in the air against the trio. But Swansea play Middlesbrough at home and if Hull can maintain their fine home form under Silva by beating West Ham , they will set themselves up nicely for the Teessiders' visit to the KCOM on Wednesday.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:42

If they can stay healthy in the first round, they should put up a good fight. And so, the sense of urgency is squarely with the Clippers. "We've all sat and talked about it, but we really won't really know and understand until we get in that environment".

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:41

Ibrahimovic was in the starring role on a different stage - at Sunderland's Stadium of Light. Thankfully for manager Jose Mourinho, Ibrahimovic had other ideas. It was against a team that is sad, it's normal. We reacted to the results of yesterday because Man City and Liverpool won and it left us in a position of 'yes or no?' and it was a yes.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:34

We need somebody who wants Arsenal to be successful and do well. Wenger also insisted he had "nothing" to say about his own future following Monday's 3-0 loss at Crystal Palace, which left Arsenal with a "massive" challenge to finish in the top four of the Premier League.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:34

He caught the first out of the game, which came on the first pitch of the game, in the top of the first inning. The 83-year-old Aaron used a cane as he walked onto the field in front of the mound. After the game, Inciarte said while he was talking with some of his teammates about who they thought would get the first homer, he told them, "Maybe it's gonna be me!" The park's listed capacity is 41,149, almost 9,000 fewer than the Braves had at Turner Field .

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:31

Westbrook finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists in the contest as he tied Wilt Chamberlain (78) for the fourth-most career triple-doubles in National Basketball Association history. It was a poor effort all around from the Bucks, as the game was really only competitive for the first quarter. He is just one triple-double shy of breaking the season record of 41.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:27

Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright was touched for seven hits and four runs in his 6 2/3 frames. Two other players have been away from the team because of deaths in their families. "So proud of the way the guys are playing and working through". He's more concerned with making his second start of the season better than the first.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:24

Sebastian Vettel, who shares the lead in this year's embryonic drivers' championship with Hamilton, was third fastest for Ferrari ahead of Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes. "Big congratulations to Valtteri", said Hamilton. Although not as hot as Friday, drivers still had to deal with track temperatures of 37 degrees Celsius (99 degrees Fahrenheit) on the sweltering hot circuit located in the desert.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:24

Manchester City: Claudio Bravo 6, Gael Clichy 6, Vincent Kompany 7, Nicolas Otamendi 6, Jesus Navas 7, Fernandinho 6, Yaya Toure 6, Leroy Sane 8, David Silva 8, Kevin De Bruyne 7, Sergio Aguero 7. Southampton's midfield didn't get close to him all game. We're right in the thick of the business end of the season as we enter Match Day 33 of the Premier League on the weekend.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:24

Seeking to spark his offense, Toronto manager John Gibbons moved outfielder Ezequiel Carrera into the leadoff spot and dropped Devon Travis, who came in hitless in 23 at bats, to ninth. "When you leave balls over the middle of the plate to a good-hitting team like them, that's what they do with them", Sanchez said. In his lone start of 2017, Miley tossed five innings of shutout ball while allowing one hit, seven walks and five strikeouts Sunday against the Yankees.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:21

The French Open starts in 56 days' time on May 28. However in the eighth game Federer finally found a chink in Nadal's armour with a fine return and he got the break he needed having let a couple of break points slip in that game. Federer's stunning start to the year means he can cherry-pick his schedule for the rest of 2017. This was his 26th Masters title and he is now the first three-time victor on the ATP World Tour this season.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:23

All three of their goals were lucky, they could have been down 4-0 after the first two periods and they'll have to play better going forward because the Leafs will definitely smell blood in the water after game one. You don't have to watch 'em. After just two days we've seen game-winning goals from the unlikeliest players, including Tanner Glass, Joel Edmundson, Melker Karlsson, and Tom Wilson .

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:16

Franco Sabato hit back for Argentina on the stroke of halftime to see them draw level at the main break. On a brighter note the young guns of the team performed well, continuing their collective good form from Hong Kong and reinforcing Andy Friend's rebuilding strategy.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:13

The Rockets led by two after a dunk by Montrezl Harrell before Ish Smith made a basket to tie it. James Harden missed a 3-pointer on the other end, and Johnson's 3-pointer made it 110-107. If the Cavs and Celtics finish with the same record, Cleveland will get the top seed for winning the season series. That certainly wasn't the case in the fourth quarter on Sunday.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:12

And yet, it wasn't enough for the Senators to pull out a win. "I'm hoping to get him for Game 2", Boucher said. "The two goals they're just giveaway, after giveaway, after giveaway". From a more team-oriented perspective, it's baffling the Senators, who boast playoff experience throughout their forward lines, backed off in the third period.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:10

Mourinho took exception to Conte's antics in the closing stages of Chelsea's 4-0 win in October, while Conte was not impressed with what he felt was deliberate targeting of Eden Hazard during their acrimonious FA Cup meeting last month. The club will continue to work closely with organisations such as Kick It Out, Stonewall, Level Playing Field, MUDSA and many more groups as Manchester United looks to be at the forefront of equality.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:06

The Manchester United striker smashed the opener during Sunday's 3-0 victory at Sunderland and his stunning 20-yard strike was his 28th goal of the season. He gets impeded as he's about to shoot and maybe one or two things just aren't running our way at the moment. "We haven't got time to dwell on it. For him to get 90 minutes today was good after being out for such a long time".

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:05

But we've seen LeBron James and Co. flip a switch in the postseason before, and they're still the favorites to defend their East crown. The two favorites to win MVP and former teammates at that facing off against one another in this series.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:04

NY managed just two goals - including an empty-net - but it was the game-winner from the fourth line that reinforced that depth that is crucial come playoff time , and will be Friday night when the Blueshirts look to sweep the first two games in Montreal before the series shifts to Madison Square Garden Sunday night.

by | April 16, 2017 | 06:00

They have the chance to do so in this playing of the Madrid Derby, especially if Real are looking ahead to the Champions League. He also contributed to its 4-0 rout of Madrid at home in the 2014-15 season. Antoine Griezmann: Do the bookies think he'll complete Man Utd transfer? "They hurt us a lot, but now it is another story". Griezmann's late intervention ensured some measure of revenge for Atletico after losing out to Real on penalties in last year's Champions League final.

by | April 16, 2017 | 05:52

The first card came after Neymar bent over to tie his boot laces and did not give space for a Malaga player to cleanly take a free kick. Goals from ex-Barca striker Sandro and Jony on either side of half-time secured the victory for the Boquerones , while Neymar was sent off following a second booking.

by | April 16, 2017 | 05:48

The 26-year-old said "the shock of the past few days is diminishing all the time " and that when he looks at his swollen wrist, what he feels is "pride". BVB coach Thomas Tuchel was furious about having to play the match, saying he and the team were left with "a feeling of impotence". But Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said Tuesday that a congested calendar meant there was little option for postponing the game further.

by | April 16, 2017 | 05:45

Misbah, almost 43, needs 49 for 5000. "This isn't something sudden, this was always building up and few of my close friends knew it". Pakistan batting first didn't get off to a good start as they lost two wickets for 44 runs. Both sides have managed to win just one out their previous five ODI matches. Younis and Misbah had a significant influence on the development of players like Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq.

by | April 16, 2017 | 05:44

Harry Kane came on as a 61st-minute sub, making his return after sustaining an ankle injury in the 6-0 FA Cup win against Millwall on March 12. Watford had stepped off the gas by this point, and Tottenham took full advantage again just before the break as Son made it three with a finely struck low shot, which he tucked into the corner beyond Gomes after being given far too much room on the edge of the box.

by | April 16, 2017 | 05:40

Replays showed that Marc Albrighton's foul on Griezmann occurred just outside the penalty area and that a free-kick should have been given instead. With Griezmann's converted penalty proving to be crucial in the outcome of the first leg, Shakespeare says that referees should be taking advantage of video assistance in such high profile fixtures.

by | April 16, 2017 | 05:40

The addition of Al Horford has given Thomas more support this year, but the All-Star point guard will still be the focus of opposing defenses in the playoffs, and other guys will have to step up. In short, all the pressure in this matchup falls on the Celtics, a team good enough to get to the conference final and unpredictable enough to lose in the first round.

by | April 16, 2017 | 05:36

New York Yankees' Greg Bird, right, high-fives third base coach Joe Espada after hitting a two-run home run to score teammate Gary Sanchez in the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta, Friday, March 31, 2017.

by | April 16, 2017 | 05:36

The Steelers aren't alone in their remembrance of Rooney, who later became US ambassador to Ireland under Barack Obama. "Dan was my mentor, role model, indispensable supporter and great friend during five decades". He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. Our thoughts and prayers will remain with Patricia, Art, the Rooney family and the entire Steelers organization.

by | April 16, 2017 | 05:31

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has a history of taking a chance on discarded players. "When my son grows up, and I believe the legacy of our president is going to be what it is, I don't want him to say, 'Hey dad". Even after trading for Brandin Cooks and signing Stephon Gilmore , New England's busy offseason looks to continue through the draft due to their on-again-off-again relationship with Malcolm Butler .

by | April 16, 2017 | 05:29

Real Madrid will have to continue its march toward its first Spanish league title in five years on Saturday without scoring trio Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and Gareth Bale. Cristiano Ronaldo rounded on his critics after becoming the first man to score 100 European goals before after ending a six-game Champions League goal drought with a double against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

by | April 16, 2017 | 05:26

And Ilyasova says he's finally learning the style required to cut it in Atlanta , especially trying to get the most out of his star team-mate Dwight Howard . "How much is the fine for talking about the refs?" "Good food comes from a pressure cooker, I guess". Just a few plays that didn't go our way. Memphis blew open a close game in the fourth quarter and coasted to a win over the visiting Knicks.

by | April 16, 2017 | 05:19

Garcia clearly took those words to heart, most notably in the final round when on several occasions it looked like the wheels were about to fall off and another major title was about to slip through his grasp. Australia's Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters victor, was seventh on 213 with 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel of South Africa another stroke adrift with England's Lee Westwood and Belgium's Thomas Pieters on 215.

by | April 16, 2017 | 05:18

Since February 2012, the Clippers have been the rulers of the regular-season series against the Utah Jazz . It's the new kid on the block vs. the grizzly veterans. "I'm sure it will be a hostile environment", Jazz forward Joe Johnson told the Salt Lake Tribune. If they can stay healthy in the first round, they should put up a good fight.

by | April 16, 2017 | 05:14

Vincent Kompany was among the scorers as Manchester City beat Southampton 3-0 to climb above Liverpool into third in the Premier League on Saturday. Thirteen points accrued from the last 18 on offer does suggest that Southampton are on course to chase down West Bromwich Albion in eighth place, though, sitting four points behind the side directly above them with a game in hand to play, largely thanks to last weekend's 1-0 triumph at The Hawthorns that keeps their season ticking along.