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by | April 24, 2017 | 06:06

The post Celtic into Scottish Cup final in treble chase appeared first on Vanguard News. A quick break from Celtic saw Leigh Griffiths burst into the penalty area and when James Tavernier brought him down, Scott Sinclair extended the Bhoys' advantage from the spot.

by | April 24, 2017 | 06:05

We have to know that, on Tuesday, we play a tough game against a tough team. To see this type of game, I think England must be proud. 'It's my first final in five years at Chelsea so it's good - we are all very happy to be in the final'.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:58

I bet you never thought you'd say that, as Kuraly hasn't played all that much this year. "It was off his paddle and went right to me". It was four by six. "It's too late now". "I think we played well enough to win that game tonight", defenseman Matt Hunwick said, per the Toronto Star's Bruce Arthur .

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:53

Referee Andre Marriner chose not to award the Reds a spot kick, and Palace went on to find a victor through Christian Benteke's header in the 74th minute. Palace has now won its last three games at Anfield - the first team to achieve that since Chelsea in 2005 - and has beaten Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool in its last five games.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:51

I see Harden and the Rockets taking it in five games due to the strength that Houston has compared to OKC. Russell Westbrook had another playoff triple-double but it wasn't enough as the Rockets prevailed 113-109 in game four. Lou Williams scored 22 points and Ryan Anderson added 18 for the Rockets, who almost overcame a double-digit, second-half deficit again. Eric Gordon and Lou Williams each scored 18 points, and Trevor Ariza finished with 14.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:52

San Jose's vastly more playoff-experienced team seem to find its stride after being shutout in the two previous games. The Oilers overcame a humiliating 7-0 loss in Game 4 here to beat the Sharks 4-3 in OT in Game 5 at Rogers Place and got breakaway goals from Leon Draisaitl and Anton Slepyshev in 56 seconds early in the second and a last tick empty-netter by Connor McDavid.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:50

Sens series win probability summary after game 5: Random: 75% Micah: 71% Dom: 71% MoneyPuck: 68% Burtch: 58%. "I think we're in a good position still, I mean we've got this lead and I'd like to think that a lot of the pressure is still on them to try and keep it alive, but they also have nothing to lose".

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:49

She pulled out of her next two scheduled events at Indian Wells and Miami, citing a left knee injury. Serena doesn't reveal much about her private life, however in December 2016 her engagement to Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit , was announced .

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:47

When you have probably the best defensive personnel in the history of college football previous year on one team, the goal is to not turn the ball over with a true freshman. "I can't tell you who won last year's spring game, I really don't ever remember losing one, so if the goal of spring practice is to play better in the season, why would we do anything that would enhance our opponents' ability to prepare for us?" Even his pronouns - a lot of "we" and "our" - indicate that Saban takes ...

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:44

Hoffman's blast from the point by Rask, his second of the game, should have put the Senators in total control of this night. That is perhaps the most frustrating takeaway from the first two games - that a few collective minutes of mindless play could be the difference between going to Boston tied 1-1 and being up 2-0.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:42

DF Marcelo, 7 - On for Coentrao, the Brazilian immediately enlivened the attack and went close with a stinging drive. Sporting de Gijon: Cuellar; Canella, Amorebieta, Mere, Castellano; Vesga; Moi Gomez, Xavi Torres, Sergio Alverez, Carmona; Cop.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:40

It had been a frustrating first half for the Portugal forward and his team-mates, Bayern controlling possession and ceding few opportunities for Madrid to attack. But Carvajal quickly made amends by setting up Ronaldo for Real's equaliser on 47 minutes by firing in a fizzing cross form the right, allowing the great man to slide across Manuel Neuer with a deft glancing volley.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:34

Mathematically it is still possible, even if it is hard, but we have to give it a go". Wenger said: "It is the first time in 20 years - that shows you that even at my age you can change". " "Sometimes we want to have the ball but when a team lacks confidence just to change the system can help believe something different." Following the final whistle, he thanked the travelling supporters and also in a move to head off any perceived player apathy, expressed how the players had to respond ...

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:36

Top-ranked players Angelique Kerber and Andy Murray are among those who have questioned whether Sharapova should be allowed to resume her career in main draws without playing her way back through qualifiers. "This kind of entry into the tournament should apply to players who dropped in the ranking because of injury, illness or some other random event", she told Poland's sports daily Przeglad Sportowy .

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:35

Only time and Paulo Dybala can tell. Italian defender, Giorgio Chiellini, scored the victory goal against Barcelona 55-minutes into the match. "But we are a great team and can work together to do it". While in La Liga opponents sometimes sit back and watch Barcelona put on a show, partly out of respect and partly out of fear, Juventus displayed neither tendency.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:27

Westbrook, who finished the game with an National Basketball Association playoff record 51-point, 13-assist, 10-rebound triple-double, was visibly upset after the loss, especially when asked about his stat line in the postgame press conference.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:24

The other problem in this equation for Oklahoma City is it gave up 0.99 points per possession on spot-ups during the season - another middle-of-the-pack number. Westbrook, while carrying the Thunder has had very little in the way of support and if he had an off game, then so did the Thunder. But the message had been delivered that it was going to be another of those black-and-blue nights for Westbrook.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:22

Jeremy Hazelbaker is filling in in centerfield and leading off for the Diamondbacks as they face Brandon McCarthy. "I threw a lot of pitches at the heart of the plate and a lot of hitters took advantage of that", Maeda said through a translator.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:21

In the ninth inning, Barraclough struck out pinch-hitter Mike Freeman to start the inning, but he couldn't get past Haniger, who laced the double into the gap. Suzuki got the start in right field and had two hits. Volquez threw 28 pitches in each of the first two innings. Miami built a early four-run lead for Chen by scoring single runs in the first two innings against Mariners starter Yovani Gallardo (0-2) before Justin Bour hit a two-run homer in the third inning.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:21

Game 4 is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Oklahoma City . The NBA has fined a Houston Rockets player for an incident involving an Oklahoma City Thunder fan. I asked the referees for help. Rockets forward Sam Dekker went to pull Beverley away, and he left the court as fans yelled at him. "This is not the first incident I've had with OKC".

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:14

The Indiana Pacers had a 26-point lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night and it looked like we were in for quite the series in the East's 2-7 matchup. With some quick thinking, he offered Cleveland guard Kyrie Irving the inflatable pink flamingo he was holding instead of the basketball when the star point guard came over to him.

by | April 24, 2017 | 05:10

In keeping with that theme, two-goal and three-goal leads have seemingly meant nothing in a series where every game has ended up as a one-goal decision. "I guess that's the simplest you can put it". Bobby Ryan and Kyle Turris scored five minutes apart in the second to give the Senators a 2-1 lead, and Craig Anderson stopped 28 shots for Ottawa.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:55

Barca are in the final of the Copa del Rey but Enrique knows that even if his side beat Alaves on 27 May, it will be scant consolation if they fail to win La Liga following another disappointing European campaign. Spain's sports tribunal said on Saturday that while it had not yet had the opportunity to consider the appeal Barcelona lodged to challenge Neymar's suspension, that did not mean the striker was cleared to play.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:55

It might have taken this first-round series against Utah for people to begin to take notice. Gordon Hayward scored 20 points, and Derrick Favors and Joe Johnson added 13 apiece for the Jazz. We have to have the same mentality and have that edge. So we know Chris Paul is going to be aggressive. "We have to step it up another notch". We know Utah misses his defensive impact, but they also lose the offensive gravity he provides.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:53

Glenn Murray fired the Seagulls in front shortly before the break with his 22nd league goal of the season before Solly March added a second from close-range. "To put together the run they have, at this stage of the season, is incredibly hard, and they deserve every bit of credit". Wigan interim manager Graham Barrow, meanwhile, promised his team would fight to the end of the campaign after defeat left them five points from safety.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:51

The 6-foot-10, 251-pound Griffin injured the toe after landing awkwardly with 3:18 left before halftime. When we see a matchup that we like we are going to keep going to him. "You think going into Game 1, 'we really gotta guard, ' and in Game 1 we did a good job at the 3-point line and we scored 88 points", Donovan said .

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:53

If they are safe thinking and they are surrounded by people with the same mentality they have, it is more time, more cautious. "Detailed investigations on the injuries sustained by Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic during Thursday's Europa League match have confirmed significant knee ligament damage in both players that requires specialist opinions over the coming days".

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:44

Barcelona fans were in full voice at the end of the game, appreciating the team for their efforts, fully knowing that the players had given it their all and were beaten by a team that was better in every department. Juventus , however, tightened its defence, anchored by Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini, and the hosts' opportunities dried up. Enrique's men were denied in the first half and within the opening half an hour, Barcelona's patience showed signs of evaporating.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:37

Chappell sunk an eight-foot birdie putt on the final hole to finish at 12 under for his first PGA Tour victory in 180 chances, edging out fellow American Brooks Koepka . "I was able to get back into position, find a rhythm and hopefully that will carry over into tomorrow and we'll have some fun", Chappell said. "You make a putt like that and it can get your momentum going".

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:32

This is when the mistakes began. It's not just Real Madrid versus Barcelona - but Messi versus Cristiano. Ronaldo completed his hat-trick four minutes later as he rolled the ball in following a fine run from Marcelo, when he could well have been flagged offside again.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:34

Only Michael Jordan, with 5,987 points, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 5,762, have more playoff points than James. It was James' 17th triple-double of his playoff career. "I just try to put myself in position to help my teammates win, no matter who is on the floor with me", James said. And for myself, I just don't settle for being not as great as I can be.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:30

Assistant district attorneys Jason Napoli and Laura Rodrigue conceded that Smith was intoxicated - his blood alcohol content of.235 was almost three times the state's legal limit to drive - and that he certainly was angry when first confronting Hayes after being rear-ended at a calculated 15 miles per hour, shortly before 11:30 p.m.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:31

Following the Indiana Pacers 117-111 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday night, Pacers star Paul George took aim at teammates Lance Stephenson and Myles Turner while answering questions from reporters. However, the Pacers' attempt to play small ball with the Cavs in the third quarter may have backfired, as Love found himself with mismatches on Lance Stephenson and took advantage of the opportunity, going right at the 6-foot-5 guard repeatedly.

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:23

The fifth-seeded Cilic saved three of four break points dispatching ninth-seeded Tomas Berdych , 6-2, 7-6 (0). There were a couple of upsets as German Jan-Lennard Struff knocked out eighth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and Argentine Diego Schwartzman beat 12th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 7-6 (3).

by | April 24, 2017 | 04:24

The Chelsea legend - who is now player-owner with USA team Phoenix Rising - joked that he was going to return to the Blues to play against Arsenal one last time. Tottenham dominated Chelsea for large spells but Willian's opening two goals were somewhat self-inflicted, with Toby Alderweireld conceding a free-kick on the edge of the box before Son Heung-min's rash challenge brought down Victor Moses in the penalty area.