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Ragain Reaction: Can the Bulls upset Boston?

Meanwhile, the Bulls will look to replicate a game plan that provided them with two road victories over the top-seeded Celtics. The Bulls said Rondo's injury will not require surgery, but a source told ESPN's Chris Haynes that the injury was "pretty serious" and his possible return depends on how long the Bulls can extend their postseason run. [Full Article...]

Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder

Westbrook's achievement this season in triple-double category has been part of the success of the Thunder. But he shot just 4 for 18 in the fourth quarter and the Rockets clawed back from a double-digit deficit. Westbrook also became only the second player ever to average a triple-double over the season. Westbrook shot an atrocious 4-18 from the floor in the fourth, ending OKC's biggest chance... [Full Article...]

Bulls stun No.1 Celtics, steal Game 1

Bulls stun No.1 Celtics, steal Game 1 Celtics Game 2 matchup at TD Garden. Former Celtic Rajon Rondo contributed 11 assists and was one rebound away from a triple-double as the Bulls pulled away in the final moments of the game. Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas , still reeling from the death of his sister, Chyna , in a road accident at the weekend, had a quiet night. No funeral date is set, and Stevens says the Celtics organization hop... [Full Article...]

Jon Jones as confident as ever while serving latest UFC ban

The newest episode features main event participants Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson, while giving us a closer look at strawweights Pearl Gonzalez and Cynthia Calvillo. Cormier on if he'll fight Jon Jones or Jimi Manuwa next: "I say over and over, if you're in class and you get suspended, you can't talk about a fight". [Full Article...]

NBA fines Grizzlies' Fizdale $30000 for officiating rant

NBA fines Grizzlies' Fizdale $30000 for officiating rant Fizdale opened himself up to the possibility of a fine after he publicly criticized the referees following Monday night's playoff game. "Zach Randolph, the most rugged guy in the game, has zero free throws, but somehow Kawhi Leonard had 19 free throws?" "And they did not even give us a chance". [Full Article...]

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: Rangers take 2-1 series lead

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: Rangers take 2-1 series lead They've also dropped each of their last five home playoff games. Carey Price made 30 saves. But with the Rangers desperate for offense, Vigneault could opt for talent over grit. "We saw their best". "In the playoffs , you can't afford any weak links and we didn't have any". NY managed to stay aggressive for most of the third period despite protecting a lead. [Full Article...]

Judge's big blast helps Yankees cap grand homestand

Judge's big blast helps Yankees cap grand homestand NY (9-5) lost for the first time since April 8 when it mustered only four infield hits and did little against right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on Tuesday, leading to a 4-1 Chicago victory. Judge followed Starlin Castro's three-run shot in the fifth with his 448-foot drive for the Yankees' first back-to-back homers of the season. Still, despite the quiet night by the bats, the Yankees are fee... [Full Article...]

Dubnyk, Wild beat Blues 2-0 to avoid elimination

Dubnyk, Wild beat Blues 2-0 to avoid elimination An extremely slow start by the Blues, who didn't register their first shot until midway through the opening period, helped contribute to the defeat. Furthermore, with one or two exceptions, every Wild rush in the series has been corralled to the wings by the sizable Blues defensemen. [Full Article...]

Russell's HR caps 4-run 9th as Cubs top Brewers 7-4

Russell's HR caps 4-run 9th as Cubs top Brewers 7-4 Kris Bryant added the teams only home runs, his first two of the season, both coming against the Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers Tyler Glasnow and Tony Watson . In fact, many warned since the winter of the challenges that include the shorter offseason, the trappings of sudden celebrity, the so-called hangover (physical and emotional) and the simple odds stacked against a repeat for anybody. [Full Article...]

Portland's Nurkic out Game 2, Warriors' Durant questionable

Portland's Nurkic out Game 2, Warriors' Durant questionable That is the generally-held assumption, which is probably why the crowd tried intermittently to inspire itself early but didn't really shift into sixth until Green, McGee, West, et.al., did it for them. "They were just able to finish, but over the course of 48 you just try to wear them down". I mean, he played a game that I'm not sure anybody else in the league is capable of, honestly. [Full Article...]

Leafs recall Garret Sparks; Andersen's status in question for Sunday finale

Andersen took a Tom Sestito hip to the head two minutes into the second period of an eventual 5-3 win, leaving the Air Canada Centre ice under the care of a team trainer. "They've got a generational player in Matthews, and they've got some young guys and they play hard every night and they've got speed". Curtis McElhinney made 29 saves, but Toronto let a 2-0 lead melt away in a porous second p... [Full Article...]

Sanchez and Ozil end Arsenal's 3-month wait for EPL away win

Sanchez and Ozil end Arsenal's 3-month wait for EPL away win Alexis Sanchez's superb free-kick gave Arsenal the lead just before the break, before Middlesbrough responded soon after the restart when Alvaro Negredo volleyed in Stewart Downing's cross. Arsenal won their first Premier League match away from home since January 14 with a 2-1 win against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium. That's why we never gave up. [Full Article...]

Harden has 37 points, Rockets rout Thunder, Westbrook 118-87

Harden has 37 points, Rockets rout Thunder, Westbrook 118-87 Again, after leading the National Basketball Association this season in points in the paint, Oklahoma City's curiously prone interior fell victim to Houston's bully-ball, 62-38 underneath. This season was like none other for Russell Westbrook as he single-handedly lead the Oklahoma Thunder to the playoffs. There was a much greater emphasis on getting as close to the basket as you could for an op... [Full Article...]

NHL Playoffs: Canadiens beat Rangers 4-3 in OT

Can the New York Rangers even its series with the Montreal Canadiens when the two meet up tonight at 7PM ET? Who is arguably one of the best players in the league. "Two of the best goalies in the league going head-to-head", Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty said. The Habs can be easily frustrated, as seen in game one of the series , and NY needs to take advantage of this. [Full Article...]

Giants' Posey struck in head by pitch, leaves game

Giants' Posey struck in head by pitch, leaves game The 30-year-old was said to be feeling alright after getting hit in the helmet by a pitch Monday, but it wouldn't be a surprise if the Giants erred on the side of caution with him. But that's the luxury of having one of the elite closers in the game". A grill in center field caught fire from grease several hours before first pitch - and well before fans were inside - causing some traffic and par... [Full Article...]

JJ Watt huge fan of Rockets guard Patrick Beverley

JJ Watt huge fan of Rockets guard Patrick Beverley Only three of those young teams - the 2007-08 Portland Trail Blazers , the 2009-10 Thunder and the 2016-17 Thunder - recorded as many as 47 regular-season victories. "I thought we did a better job in the second half of being a little more physical". The media also had a few cracks at James for " looking for a playmaker " and for sitting out games due to rest, despite him averaging the most minute... [Full Article...]

McDavid, Kassian score short-handed, Oilers beat Sharks 2-0

Unfortunately for them, the Sharks would take control of the game and score two of their own. Milan Lucic pumped a mid-range shot past Martin Jones, and the Oilers were up 2-0 after two. McDavid passed the puck to Mark Letestu, who rifled it off Jones' pad right to Lucic. The Sharks won three out of four to close the season, but that came after a stretch that saw San Jose lose eight of nine... [Full Article...]

Durant shines in Warriors playoff debut in Game 1 win

The Blazers were without starting center Jusuf Nurkic, who has missed the past seven games with a non-displaced right leg fracture. But this block put the ball back in Curry's hands, which led to a Durant layup and a 10-point lead, putting a seal on a final push from the Blazers. [Full Article...]

Hyderabad shuttler B Sai Praneeth clinch maiden Super Series title

Hyderabad shuttler B Sai Praneeth clinch maiden Super Series title This was Tai's fifth consecutive super series title. In the previous three rounds, Praneeth had played three straight three-game matches , all lasting over an hour. In the final game, Praneeth opened up a 10-4 lead and never looked back as Srikanth made an error. "My fitness has improved and I think that has helped me", he said after beating his training partner, Srikanth 17-21, 21-17, 21-12. [Full Article...]

Hernandez 2-run homer lifts Phillies over Nats 4-2

Hernandez 2-run homer lifts Phillies over Nats 4-2 Mackanin said the Phillies will need a new starter Tuesday after right-hander Clay Buchholz suffered a partial tear of his right flexor pronator mass while pitching last week. Minutes later, Murphy threw home on a ball fielded in play, but Altherr was safe at the plate on a bang-bang play in which Wieters lost the ball before the tag. [Full Article...]


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