That only happened because Gortat had been frustrating Howard up until that point, and Howard apparently has no idea how to retaliate other than to put his head down and resort to pushing and shoving like a petulant child. A fifth game, if needed, would return to Washington on April 26. Given that Wall is an elite National Basketball Association point guard, he had the presence of mind to pull off this filthy slam on the Hawks .
Rockets: Harden had five assists and four turnovers in the first quarter. James Harden , who is rivaling Westbrook in the league Most Valuable Player race, has gained a lot of praise for having won the first two games in the series. But he's not only a complicated player on the court, as anyone who sees his postgame interviews or sees how he chooses to dress on game days would attest.
Veteran batsman and former Test captain Younis Khan has hinted that he may reconsider his retirement plans should Pakistan ask him to play on. He was winless in his first 11 Tests in charge - but finally earned a gritty victory at Sharjah by five wickets last November and is hoping to bring that winning spirit into Kingston .
Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to announce his retirement from the game, according to reports. "But the news is fairly negative I think", Jose Mourinho said when asked to asses the health status of his injured players. We don't have Jones, we don't have Smalling. "Now we need absolutely everyone", he added. "The Portuguese did confirm two of his starting XI to face Burnley: "[Ander] Herrera plays, he didn't play against Anderlecht .
The series shifts to Portland after Golden State took care of business at home. Durant (calf) participated in practice Friday and has been ruled questionable for Saturday's Game 3 against the Trail Blazers, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports .
That became a fact on Sunday when the Leafs failed to get a point against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Air Canada Centre , losing 3-2 before a crowd of 19,369. We have lots of kids and we have lots of inexperienced older players as well. The Leafs answered right back 29 seconds later on a goal from James van Riemsdyk .
Bale was absent from Madrid's dramatic extra-time triumph over Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday, the second match he missed due to a calf problem sustained during the first leg at the Allianz Arena. It has, of course, won two Champions Leagues in that time , and it is in the semifinal again this season, which is success of a sort, but really that's a question of wealth rather than footballing acumen.
Due to his inconsistency, he was dropped against the Kings XI Punjab. Pollard became the fifth batsman in T20 history to enter the 7000-run club after Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, Brad Hodge and David Warner. All-rounder Hardik Pandya delivered in the first two matches with the bat while brother Krunal was in business with the ball against KKR and Hyderabad.
Oft-injured Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton has been given his outright release, the ballclub announced on Friday, possibly bringing his colorful and controversial baseball career to an end. Hamilton became one of baseball's most feared hitters despite early battles with addiction. "I was a little younger, being able to watch him, seemed like he hit a homer every at-bat he was up or he did something pretty spectacular", said Mike Napoli, back with Texas after spending 2011 and 2012 ...
James may be looking at that dogfight on the other side of the bracket and figure those teams will beat each other up and not have enough left to handle the Cavaliers. "In many ways that's a real blessing for us because it's how we like it". However, Wednesday's game will not be an indicator of what to expect in a seven-game series between the two teams.
I know that the infielder has to make a clear attempt at a double play, which Pedroia wasn't able to, but if he's going to get cleated anyway then the rule is failing. Pedroia lay on the ground for several minutes before being helped off the field. He came out for the eighth inning and allowed a leadoff single to Red Sox catcher Christian Vasquez before giving way to left-hander Donnie Hart and right-hander Mychal Givens .
The Rockies rarely struggle to find offense because Coors Field is such a hitter's haven, but their lineup is already missing free-agent acquisition Ian Desmond after he suffered a broken hand during spring training. The Colorado Rockies are trying to assert themselves as National League West contenders and can take another step in that direction when they visit the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday for the opener of a two-game series.
A Christian Yelich fourth-inning single was Miami's only damage against Miranda until the third time through the order, and Yelich's solo homer in the ninth inning accounted for the lone Marlins' run of the night. It tied Miranda's longest start as a Mariner, and he never before had an outing of more than six innings in which he held the opposition scoreless. Seattle (7-9) finished its first homestand with a 6-3 record.
The semifinals will be played in May while the final will be played in June. Real Madrid is the +150 betting favorite (wager $100 to win $150) to win its 12th Champions League title at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark , Juventus +200 for a third, Atletico Madrid +600 for its first and Monaco also +600 for its first.
Murphy almost single-handedly crushed the Mets last season, hitting.413 with seven homers and 21 RBIs in the 19 games, after arriving to the Nationals on a three-year contract worth $37.5 million. The third-inning double by Franco snapped an 0-for-22 skid - the longest hitless streak of his career - while the homer was his first since April 12.
Ramos-Vinolas, the 15th seed who defeated world number one Andy Murray in the third round, needed two hours and 16 minutes to overcome French hope Lucas Pouille 6-3 5-7 6-1. Fourth seed Nadal will be a strong favourite to win an astonishing 10th title at the Monte Carlo Country Club on Sunday following a 6-3 6-1 victory over Goffin.
Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have whetted the appetite for a potential future showdown with a war of words on social media. I'm here as a fighter. When he returns, I'm sure I'll still be here. He added: "I reckon you boys should just save it for the ring". "After granddad Klitschko deals with flex, the old gypsy king will have to pick up all the pieces again; I'm the greatest ever; all time".
A lot of that is due to the inexperience that is on the team, more of it to do with the broken coaching system that was Jeff Fischer. Will the Rams win more than 8 games? The Raiders now hold a four-game win streak against the Chargers and will be seeking their second straight playoff berth in 2017 for the first time in 15 years.
Although the avid Snapchat user later took down the image, Williams has confirmed to NBC News that she is expecting a baby this fall. The announcement was the latest surprise from Williams, who unexpectedly announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian, a businessman and the co-founder of Reddit, in December.
And after being on the ice for this morning's optional skate, Miller has declared himself ready to go, and so has his coach. "I just tried to get it up 18 inches and I got lucky that I did". Bruce Cassidy and the Boston Bruins pride themselves on their ability to close out games. WASHINGTON - Kasperi Kapanen scored his second goal of the game 11:53 into the second overtime and Frederik Andersen made 47 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Washington Capitals in Game 2 to even the ...