by | April 27, 2017 | 12:47

Following the season, the 6-foot-4 Smith was named Mr. Basketball of IL and the Gatorade Boys' Basketball Player of IL. The coach's Oklahoma State team finished with the No. Smith visited Champaign two days later and received a scholarship offer. After Groce was sacked, Smith expressed his disappoint in an interview with the News-Gazette.

by | April 27, 2017 | 12:49

After going 103-58 a year ago for the best regular-season record in the major leagues then winning the franchise's first World Series title since 1908, there was the expectation of some that the Cubs would also storm through the 2017 season.

by | April 27, 2017 | 12:48

Finishing top four could be called a "Wenger" as Arsenal have qualified each season under Arsene Wenger, but have done little else over the past decade. The next three matches are against Top 10 teams, two of them on the road. Normally, four of the six games at home would be a good thing. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's record of having won at least one trophy in every season as a manager is nearly certain to be ended.

by | April 27, 2017 | 12:46

While there might be a rush to diminish Portland's late-season surge and forget this series ever happened, their two most recent playoff meetings against Warriors can not be removed from their reality. "We were slow to react to it and we just couldn't get it going". Golden State closed in out in Game 5, but not without a fight from Portland. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 30 points and nine rebounds while Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 points and Greg Monroe had 11.

by | April 27, 2017 | 12:41

The Vikings are scheduled to make five picks within the first 128 selections, including one in the second round and two apiece in the third and fourth rounds. That could end up making the most sense for both Bridgewater and the Vikings. "I know I sat with [Vikings Executive Vice President of Football Operations] Rob Brzezinski looking at those scenarios, and we already have some plans in place because I know we have some significant young guys coming up here in the future".

by | April 27, 2017 | 12:38

He went on to finish with game-highs of 33 points, 5 assists, and 4 steals, to go along with 9 rebounds. He almost put up a triple double, adding on nine rebounds and eight assists in one of the best games of his career. The Raptors led the league with a 23-18 road record this season. And like the guy in the suit calling the shots from the bench who had this reputation as a player, they seem to enjoy both getting hit and doling out the punishment.

by | April 27, 2017 | 12:35

Westbrook is the favorite to win this year's MVP award, but his downfall could be his teams' only slightly above average record. The only one that remained, Russell Westbrook , was given the keys of the city and he managed to lead the team back into the playoffs.

by | April 27, 2017 | 12:29

Britain's Katie Archibald dug deep after a poor start to secure a stunning victory in the women's omnium, adding a world title to the gold medal she won in the team pursuit event at the Rio Olympics previous year. "We had the trio here for the elite track champs in February and it was fantastic to see the reaction they got from the youngsters when they went into the crowd - who knows who will be inspired by this result".

by | April 27, 2017 | 12:30

James was the flawless candidate to do it. James' performance against the Pacers was a microcosm of his sheer dominance in playoff first rounds. The Cavaliers dispatched the Pacers quicker than many thought, and in doing so, they will have time to decompress and relax until they meet their second-round opponent.

by | April 27, 2017 | 12:29

Anderson could meet World No.5 Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the third round, if the latter beats Brazilian Rogério Dutra Silva. The fifth-ranked Nadal is a nine-time champion at the clay-court tournament. The Briton, 29, is trying to regain his form after his recent elbow injury problem, ahead of next month's French Open. Earlier, the 11-time Grand Slam finalist, Murray was going to skip the Barcelona Open.

by | April 27, 2017 | 12:22

Edmonton could have used him, especially with San Jose kicking their game into overdrive. "They came out to play, and so did we". "I thought maybe it hit that inside bar, but it didn't". Couture said he will meet with his dentist soon to figure out the next steps in recovery. "But, yeah, (we were ) kind of dealt with those cards, are you're forced to play through some things".

by | April 27, 2017 | 12:18

In the build-up to Saturday's blockbuster bout between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko, we have picked out 10 of the most significant developments in Premier League history and stuck them all together in one video. The result effectively takes the top-four race out of Liverpool's hands, but Wijnaldum vowed to keep fighting until the end of the season. "You can say that because when you look at the bench it is very young", added Can, referring to the naming of Rhian Brewster, who has ...

by | April 27, 2017 | 12:11

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, speaking publicly for the first time since the Colorado dirt bike accident that injured his pitching shoulder, said Monday he deeply regrets the decision to risk his body in an off-day outdoor endeavor but vowed to get back to the mound as quickly as he possibly can.

by | April 27, 2017 | 12:06

The Bulls used several quick spurts to control this game, the last one a 10-0 burst to build a 19-point lead in the fourth quarter. "Tonight, our job was easy". That combination led to a deficit that grew as large as 19 points. Then, the day before Boston's playoff opener, Isaiah Thomas' sister was killed in a auto accident.

by | April 27, 2017 | 12:00

Pep Guardiola was condemned to a first trophyless season of his coaching career when Alexis Sanchez scored the decisive goal at Wembley on Sunday, securing a 2-1 comeback win for the Gunners over his City side. "If we have to talk about referees, people are going to say "we complain" but when we see the highlights, for me it is very disappointing". Defeat means Manchester City's focus switches to the Premier League, where they are now fourth.

by | April 27, 2017 | 11:57

But in the odd way in which these rankings are set up, New York Times reports that Williams will reclaim her top spot on Monday despite the fact that she hasn't played in any tournaments since her Australian Open win in January. The 35-year-old is expecting her first child with fiancé Alexis Ohanian in the autumn, news which was earlier teased on the social media app Snapchat when she posted a hastily deleted picture of herself in a yellow swimsuit, showing off a bump with the caption ...

by | April 27, 2017 | 11:56

Kevin Durant is questionable for Wednesday night's Game 2 against the Portland Trail Blazers. Eight Blazers turnovers resulted in a 33-17 Warriors lead heading into the second. They absolutely want him back as soon as possible, but the Warriors didn't just survive him being out - they thrived. Meanwhile, Curry, who had shot just 2-for-9 in the first half, finally caught fire, nailing three 3-pointers while single-handedly outscoring the Trail Blazers 13-12.

by | April 27, 2017 | 11:55

I'm just being patient and waiting for my time to come". "I am a completely different person now". It makes so much sense. "I'm looking forward to unifying this division and bringing it back to America". I think the early rounds will be cagey as there is plenty of respect between the two and it will take time for AJ to break him down. Povetkin had never been knocked down until Klitschko floored him four times - in the second round and three more in the seventh round - and won going away, ...

by | April 27, 2017 | 11:55

As has been the case all series, the Thunder started incredibly strong. He cleared his throat and leaned in close to the microphone. Adams finished with 18 points and seven rebounds as the Thunder went down, while Russell Westbrook had another triple double, completed by halftime, to finish with 35 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists in the defeat.

by | April 27, 2017 | 11:54

The big-punching rivals will meet in the ring at Wembley Stadium, with capacity for the first extended to allow 90,000 to be there to witness it. "They are now looking for the younger generation and they want young and strong fighters and whenever they talk about the massive fights they want to see, they always talk about Joshua and me".

by | April 27, 2017 | 11:40

In an exclusive interview with the NFL Network's Andrea Kremer, Foreman tells the story of his son, who was born 17 weeks premature and weighed just 15 ounces on September 16, 2016. Then, when the Horns got back to Austin, he and his twin brother Armanti Foreman drove back home to Texas City (outside of Houston). On a positive note, Foreman and his girlfriend are once again expecting.

by | April 27, 2017 | 11:39

The most recent season was cut short due to the " Deflategate " suspension, but Brady used every single minute of the twelve games that he played in to make a strong case for MVP. At Super Bowl LI 2½ months ago, New England fans got to see NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hand the Lombardi Trophy to owner Robert Kraft of the Super Bowl-champion Patriots.

by | April 27, 2017 | 11:41

It just didn't go for us this time". It was a defense-dominated series where offense was hard to come by at even strength or on the power play. San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton played four postseason games with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn medial collateral ligament, and he had surgery Monday to fix his left knee.

by | April 27, 2017 | 11:23

West Bromwich Albion and Stoke are also interested in the 36-year-old centre-back and will compete with the Cherries for his signature. Wilkins, who worked with Terry at Chelsea between 2008 and 2010, thinks the former England worldwide still has a "burning desire" to play football and will undoubtedly be frustrated at being given a watching brief as his beloved Blues edge towards Premier League glory.

by | April 27, 2017 | 11:15

Looking at the moves the Lakers have made in the last decade, it could be a huge mistake to give up first-round picks five years down the line. While Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson managed to keep their top spot in the Western Conference, the Boston Celtics unseated LeBron James , Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love from their thrones.

by | April 27, 2017 | 11:13

Antonio Conte's men failed to register a single shot on target for the first time since September 2007 as United completely dominated and ran out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera . He said: "I think we have had very good performances - Arsenal here, Tottenham here, when we played really well. I don't think a lot of people expected it but we did".

by | April 27, 2017 | 11:11

I knew it would take a bit of time but I wasn't expecting to start serving like that. World No. 1 Andy Murray made a welcome return to the ATP World Tour on Wednesday afternoon when he improved to 6-0 lifetime against Gilles Muller in a hard-fought 7-5, 7-5 victory in one hour and 56 minutes for a place in the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters third round.

by | April 27, 2017 | 11:01

Cavs lead by seven points after the first half of the game but the Pacers followed through the second half. Down 2-0 in the series , we'll see if George's comments can help Stephenson and the Pacers as they head to in for Game 3. Iman Shumpert , who sat the opener, replaced Smith and played 20 solid minutes. "That's a team with many weapons", IN coach Nate McMillan said. He's gotta know at this point we need him to take it to the next level, and we'll continue to work with him.

by | April 27, 2017 | 11:00

Detroit's 2017 slate features three primetime games: September 18 at the Giants and November 6 at the Packers, both on Monday Night Football , as well as October 29 against the Steelers on Sunday Night Football . The Lions unveiled four new uniforms last week, including an all-gray Color Rush look. As noted, the Lions play the Giants on Monday Night Football in Week 2.

by | April 27, 2017 | 10:56

Despite being latecomers to the party having only lodged their interest in the Burnley centre-back a few days ago, the Reds are now believed to be in pole position with manager Jurgen Klopp prepared to make the 24-year-old one of the mainstays of his defence next season.

by | April 27, 2017 | 10:56

Stillwater Mining Company has a 12 month low of $9.02 and a 12 month high of $17.96. During the past three month period the stock surged 5.59% and increased 44.18% in past six month. They expect $0.54 earnings per share, up 1.89% or $0.01 from last year's $0.53 per share. The company reported an impressive total revenue of 711.34 Million in the last fiscal year.

by | April 27, 2017 | 10:33

Sapp blew up conventional wisdom like it was the quarterback on one of his patented interior rushes when speaking about the consensus No. 1 overall pick with ESPN's Adam Schefter recently. Is it any surprise viewers turn to each other and say, "who?" "I watch the tape and he absolutely disappears". He's got to come in; he's got to go to work; he's got to see where he ends up.

by | April 27, 2017 | 10:27

He is simply not going to have another sentence added on top of that, other than the four to five years. Hernandez also mouthed "I love you" to his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins , as reported by USA Today . He even thought police were tracking him from the sky by helicopter, Bradley said. Hernandez was found not guilty on two counts of first degree murder, three counts of assault with intent to murder, one count of assault and battery with a unsafe weapon and one count of witness intimidation.

by | April 27, 2017 | 10:25

Rookie Paul Zipser scored a career-high 21 points off the bench for the Bulls. The Raptors are the No.3 seed and Washington is No.4, while the Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks are battling for the No.5 and No.6 slots. With his team in need of some heavenly help to make the playoffs, Heat point guard Goran Dragic brought a mural of the Virgin Mary with him from home Wednesday and hung it inside his locker before the game.

by | April 27, 2017 | 10:24

No. 2 Cavs defeat No. 7 Pacers in five games: The Pacers have Paul George , who will have one of those games, allowing in to avoid the sweep. The presumptive favorites to win the Eastern Conference have had more than their share of ups and downs, roster changes, and injuries.