Irving scores 37, Cavs hold on to beat Pacers 117-111

James also had no trouble dicing up the Pacers, finishing with 32 points and 13 assists as he got deep into the paint at will. Atlanta at Washington, noon Portland at Golden State, 2:30 p.m. Truthfully, James always plays quite well against George, albeit less efficient. Total Fouls-Indiana 25, Cleveland 19. James needed just two rebounds to pass Robert Parish (1,765 rebounds ) for... [Full Article...]

NHL In Olympics Could Still Happen Says Retired Blenheim NHL'er

IIHF President René Fasel said the governing body were "deeply disappointed" at the National Hockey League opting out of the Games and claimed fans of the sport had been "robbed" of the chance to see the NHL's leading athletes compete for their country at the Olympics. [Full Article...]

Rodney Marsh makes prediction about Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea title race

The team's two-pronged objective is to secure a top-four finish and win the Europa League as the season comes to a frantic conclusion. Antonio Conte's side looked a shadow of themselves with theBlues failing to register a shot on target for the first time in nearly a decade, and Mourinho admitted that the result was important in their quest for Champions League football. [Full Article...]

Blue Jackets, Wild in danger of being swept out of playoffs

The Blue Jackets had a commanding 3-1 lead at that point. Shoot, the Columbus Blue Jackets were right there on the ice and they missed it. Columbus trails the Penguins 3-0 in the first round of the playoffs . Whew. It's do or die time for the Blue Jackets as they try to stave off elimination Tuesday at 7:30 pm. It wasn't apparent how Fleury made the save until a replay showed the puck hitting... [Full Article...]

Premier League Roundup: Tottenham, Manchester City maintain pressure on leaders Chelsea

Conte said: "It won't be easy because I think Tottenham now are the best team and they are in great form and they have a lot of enthusiasm". "Now, to be the best counter-attacking team in the country is not to be criticised; it is an incredible thing.The best team at the end of the season is the one who is champions and we are far from it". [Full Article...]

Calm Chelsea have experience to win title, says Begovic

Offering more mobility than Ibrahimovic, Rashford tormented Chelsea's defence all game and showed there is a bright future at United, if the Swedish striker decides to end his stay after just one year. A wet, cold Manchester afternoon was the setting for United to end a run of 12 games without victory against Chelsea , stretching back to a 3-2 away win in October 2012. [Full Article...]

Vettel revving up with revived Ferrari

It was Vettel's third win in Bahrain and the 44th of his career, a landmark that left him satisfied with his and the team's work which proved that Ferrari, who employed an aggressive strategy, are back as championship contenders. Fortunately for Mercedes he was able to hold off Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen who finished fourth. "Sebastian was in my blind spot so I didn't know where he was", Hamilto... [Full Article...]

Moreland's 2-run single leads Red Sox over Rays 7-5

Sale did this for years with the Chicago White Sox, even entering Saturday with more strikeouts through 150 starts (1,149) than any pitcher in baseball history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The Sox faced a bases-loaded situation in the 7th after Wright's departure and a freakish wind-aided single, but Robbie Ross Jr . struck out two and Ben Taylor got Logan Morrison to fly out to Be... [Full Article...]

The first female Boston Marathon runner competes for 50th anniversary

The first female Boston Marathon runner competes for 50th anniversary But a tailwind gusting up to 30 miles per hour could mean fast times, at least among the elite runners who would finish before the hottest part of the day. "I was really happy with the way I ran". But he will turn 42 in May. Keflezighi, 41, said he plans to enter the New York Marathon, which he won in 2009, one last time in the fall before retiring. [Full Article...]

Rohit Sharma booked for breaching IPL code of conduct

Just when the pair looked good for a decent opening wicket stand, Chawla - in his very first ball - broke their 53-run association with a googly that went through Vohra's defence. On spin-friendly conditions, Yadav was incisive with his new-found rhythm as he gave vital breakthroughs to finish the season as India's third-highest wicket-taker behind Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. [Full Article...]

Antonio Conte: Tottenham are the best team in the Premier League

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho, Manchester United's manager was understandably chuffed yesterday, proclaiming that he had found a system to halt Chelsea's seemingly unstoppable march to the title. Eden Hazard was quiet too, as Herrera's man-marking job reduced his influence. As good a tactical masterclass as it was from Mourinho, there was a touch of fortune about both goals. [Full Article...]

Chelsea and Manchester City slammed by Sam Allardyce: Stop taking our youth

It was a negotiation on the final day of the transfer window. Let's just hope we aren't made to pay for letting him leave so easily if that does turn out to be the case. Once players build a reputation today - homegrown players particularly - there's always a lot of interest in those players'. Zaha is again expected to be crucial when Palace host Leicester on Saturday. [Full Article...]

Wenger proud of anxious Arsenal's fighting spirit

Wenger proud of anxious Arsenal's fighting spirit The win - only Arsenal's third in their past nine league games - moves the Gunners up to sixth, seven points behind fourth-place Manchester City and with a game in hand. The game opened up after that but Ozil's goal midway through the second half ensured Arsenal escaped with the points. "There's a lot of doubt, we're not as confident as before but we just need to get ourselves together. [Full Article...]

Blue Jackets-Maple Leafs Preview

Head coach Mike Sullivan didn't specify who would sit for the Penguins on Saturday evening, but confirmed that Crosby would indeed be in the lineup in a crucial game for the hometown Leafs. "No space. Zero. Battle for every inch of ice, from the opening faceoff to the end", said Babcock, who's coached 144 playoff games in the National Hockey League. [Full Article...]

Maple Leafs top Penguins, clinch first playoff berth since 2013

I think he's shown a lot of maturity with his game, especially early on. "We're looking forward to playing in the playoffs and we have a good challenge ahead of us", said James van Riemsdyk , who scored both of Toronto's goals. D John Carlson missed the Capitals' game at Boston on Saturday with a lower-body injury. Before a game in which coach Mike Sullivan rested a half-dozen lineup regulars be... [Full Article...]

Tomas Hertl: Tomas Hertl and Sharks blanked by Oilers

McDavid said the Oilers were able to settle down after first-game jitters. However, looking at San Jose's recent playoff history, entering the playoffs as underdogs might be a welcome sight for Sharks fans. Score close situations can be very predictive of a team's true ability , but those numbers are a likely product of score effects, as the Sharks trailed 2-0 entering the second period ... [Full Article...]

Man Utd midfielder Lingard: Herrera put in real shift

Spurs will face Antonio Conte's side for a place in the FA Cup final and there is an added spice to the fixture. "A lot has been said about how we want to finish fourth but I am that kind of person who wants to achieve more than that. Everton have won eight straight games at Goodison and are brimming with confidence, while West Bromwich are eighth and no pushovers at home. "We have to fight an... [Full Article...]

EPL: Chelsea masterclass gives Mourinho his mojo back

Harry Kane has insisted that the title race "isn't over yet" and that Tottenham beating Chelsea in next weekend's FA Cup semi-final could inflict a significant psychological blow in the title race. Herrera, who effectively shackled dangerman Eden Hazard, set up Rashford's early opener and then added a deflected second after the break. Chelsea has not been at its best this month-it lost at ho... [Full Article...]

LeBron James offers condolences to Boston Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas

Durant had 32 points and 10 rebounds in his Golden State playoff debut, Curry scored 29 points, and the Warriors withstood that sensational day by the Trail Blazers' dynamic backcourt duo to win Game 1 of the first-round series 121-109 on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Kenya's Geoffrey Kirui wins 121st Boston Marathon

Kirui finished in two hours nine minutes and 37 seconds after holding off a challenge by American Galen Rupp in the race's final stretch down Boylston Street, the site of the deadly 2013 bombing attack. They were followed closely by Americans who grabbed two of the top four women's spots and six of the top ten for men - the first time that's happened since the race went professional in 1986. [Full Article...]

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