Golden State Warriors stave off Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 thriller

Golden State Warriors stave off Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 thriller Draymond Green engaged in some trash talk during Sunday's playoff game against the Trail Blazers, but it wasn't your old-school verbal jarring. Of course, Damian Lillard thinks the Portland Trail Blazers can beat the Golden State Warriors. [Full Article...]

Australia defends its world title in men's team pursuit

Burke combined with Ed Clancy, Owain Doull and Sir Bradley Wiggins to win gold in Rio as Britain followed up their Olympic successes in Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Only the top four riders progressed to a second ride and Archibald, who clocked three minutes 31.331 seconds, was 0.258 seconds off fourth place. New Zealand took bronze. [Full Article...]

Calgary added size, and experience, after last playoff run

Calgary added size, and experience, after last playoff run One thing the Flames wont be is feeling defeated before the puck even drops on this best-of-seven set, with Game 1 slated for Thursday at Honda Center (8:30 p.m., CBC/Sportsnet 960 The Fan). Over the past 15 seasons, the Bruins have faced off against the Montreal Canadiens six times , and more often than not as the higher seed. Can "David" defeat "Goliath" again? Vowing to value discipline abov... [Full Article...]

James Harden believes 'winning' is most important in MVP race

Westbrook had 23 points, 12 rebounds and six assists at halftime and was hearing chants of "MVP!" All that Russell "Bestbrook" "NotStressedbrook" "OnAQuestbrook" "WellDressedbrook" Westbrook gives Me will come to Me, and the Triple-Double he gives to Me I will never turn away. [Full Article...]

NHL: Predators get 2-0 lead on Blackhawks

NHL: Predators get 2-0 lead on Blackhawks ANAHEIM 3, CALGARY 2: Jakob Silfverberg scored the tiebreaking power-play goal late in the second period, and captain Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames in their first-round playoff series opener Thursday night. [Full Article...]

Blues have found winning formula against Wild

Between those two contests, Allen stopped 74 of 76 shots. Deserving has nothing to do with it when you score three goals in three games. It cannot go to the locker room after twenty minutes with a goose egg on the board, because the psyche of the team simply can't afford it. [Full Article...]

Three-game ban rules Neymar out of El Clasico

Barcelona have been rocked by the news that Brazilian forward Neymar will miss this month's El Clasico against Real Madrid after being handed a three-match suspension. With Real Madrid three points clear of Barcelona in the La Liga rankings, despite having played a game less, the decision to suspend Neymar for three games could not have come at a worse time. [Full Article...]

Connor McDavid scores first National Hockey League playoff goal

He's got great instincts". "I think when you talk about experience, I think that's where experience kind of comes in". "We were confident we could go out and turn things around (after the first period)", said Couture. "Timo was real physical on the forecheck". "If he comes back, I'm hopeful he'll be stronger". But they tilted the ice from the end of the first period and never relinquished contro... [Full Article...]

Dodgers Immortalize Jackie Robinson at Dodgers Stadium

Dodgers Immortalize Jackie Robinson at Dodgers Stadium The Robinson statue will be the first of several player statues to be erected at Dodgers stadium but Jackie's daughter Sharon thinks it is the ideal way to link the Brooklyn Dodgers legacy to the Los Angeles Dodgers. This year we are going to take a look at the top five players, other than Robinson , who once wore the number 42 either before the celebration began or who did at the time, and wer... [Full Article...]

Highlights of Friday's NHL games

Highlights of Friday's NHL games Not that the Rangers coach is actually acknowledging his team has the hockey equivalent of golf yips, in this case, a shakiness that prevents winning at Madison Square Garden. Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) celebrates with Evgeni Malkin (71), and Sidney Crosby (87) after the team's 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 2 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in ... [Full Article...]

Luck offers no timetable for return from shoulder surgery

Luck offers no timetable for return from shoulder surgery In 2016, Andrew Luck completed 63.5 percent of his passes for 4,240 yards along with 31 touchdowns and 13 interceptions for a 96.4 rating in 15 games played. They are the only other quarterbacks on Indy's roster. That's not unusual for an National Football League player to have offseason surgery to get healthy and ready for the next season. [Full Article...]

Zanesville runner finishes strong at Boston Marathon

Zanesville runner finishes strong at Boston Marathon Linden remains the fastest USA female marathoner never to win a 26.2-mile race. She said she used her initials because her first name was misspelled on her birth certificate, Kathrine, and she was exhausted of repeating the error. Dropping out was not an option, she said on her website . "I feel so great", Kiplagat said. Switzer was chased by a race official who tried to stop her competing. [Full Article...]

Montgomery gets 1st win, Yanks beat White Sox for 8th in row

Montgomery gets 1st win, Yanks beat White Sox for 8th in row Holland was tagged for seven runs - six earned - and 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings while falling to 1-7 against the Yankees. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth for a save for the third straight day, his sixth this season. Thames leads the National League with seven homers. Ivan Nova (1-2) gave up five hits and no walks in eight innings while striking out three. LOS ANGELES - Jake Lamb h... [Full Article...]

Mignolet urges Liverpool to up their game

Mignolet urges Liverpool to up their game He said: "I don't think we made insane things (celebrations). For us, it was very, very important because showing this concentration level until the end didn't work each week in the last few months - but today, it was really good and I am happy about this". [Full Article...]

Colon dominant over 7 innings as Braves beat Padres 9-2

Early reports indicated that the much-feared traffic pileup that many envisioned never materialized as vehicles flowed freely around Cobb Parkway onto Interstate 285 and 75 without little problems. Inciarte recorded the first put-out in the top of the first, followed by SunTrust Park's first hit and run in the bottom of the first. He knows that pitch is the reason he's still in the major leagues... [Full Article...]

'Thank you': Sadio Mane sends message to Liverpool fans

'Thank you': Sadio Mane sends message to Liverpool fans The Reds had initially been hopeful that surgery would not be necessary, but Klopp was less optimistic and admitted last week that it was "pretty much impossible" Mane would play again this term. Mane only moved to Anfield from Southampton last summer for a fee thought to be in the region of £35m, but the 25-year-old has already become a vital component of Jurgen Klopp's side. [Full Article...]

Utah Jazz: Keys to a First Round Victory over the LA Clippers

Utah Jazz: Keys to a First Round Victory over the LA Clippers Los Angeles earned the No. 4 seed by holding the tiebreaker between the teams. “The reality is youre going to get punched during the course of a series. As far as free throws are concerned, the Jazz should have the luxury of the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy if they need it, Jordan shot a miserable 48 percent from the line during the season, where Gobert did significantly better, knocking down his free t... [Full Article...]

Opening fright: LeBron and Cavs survive Indy upset bid

James started slow, making three assists through the first nine minutes of the first quarter before he even attempted a shot, but he came at IN in waves after that. "Me preparing this group, me getting this group locked in and understanding what our opportunity is". It is what it is, so let's get ready to go. "We have to be very determined, but we also have to be very smart about our game plan and... [Full Article...]

Giants place Posey on disabled list after fastball to helmet

Posey got up on his own power but exited the game. Posey is on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Tempers flared two batters earlier when Phillies reliever Edubray Ramos (0-1) threw a first-pitch fastball over Asdrubal Cabrera's head - perhaps seeking revenge for Cabrera's two-handed bat flip after hitting a game-winning homer against Ramos last September 22 as the Mets were chasing a playo... [Full Article...]

Resting regulars a topic on the final day of NBA season

The Heat beat the Washington Wizards 110-102 on Wednesday night, but finished No. 9 in the Eastern Conference after Chicago and in won to grab the last two remaining post-season spots. HOUSTON - James Harden had his 22nd triple-double with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists to help the Houston Rockets wrap up the regular season with a victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. [Full Article...]

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