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Sports Randy McIlvoy: Rockets-Warriors Game 5 by the numbers
Author: 0 Randy McIlvoy: Rockets-Warriors Game 5 by the numbers

Late in the third quarter of Game 5 of the playoff series against the Warriors , James Harden walked up to Coach Mike D'Antoni following a timeout and discussed the plan for the remainder of the period. Whether or not the Rockets will be able to keep their playoffs hopes alive in Game 6 remains to be seen, but the odds-makers seem to be in their favor.

Sports Osaka, Kvitova, Halep Wednesday Winners In Madrid
Author: 0 Osaka, Kvitova, Halep Wednesday Winners In Madrid

Osaka's first quarterfinal appearance in Madrid will be against Switzerland's Belinda Bencic , a decisive 6-0, 6-2 victor against Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Kozlova. If the abdominal injury has healed, Osaka can feel encouraged by her performance against Cibulkova, one of the WTA Tour's gutsiest competitors, even if the Slovakian is enduring a hard start to the season.

Sports Australia set for marathon home summer
Author: 0 Australia set for marathon home summer

Twenty eight global matches, in addition to the Women's T20 World Cup , will be played across 10 venues in the 2019-20 season in Australia starting September. Australia has not been defeated at the Gabba since 1988, and the return to a traditional day Test match in November is set to be warmly welcomed by supporters.

Sports National Hockey League announces start date for Eastern Conference Final between Bruins, Hurricanes
Author: 0 National Hockey League announces start date for Eastern Conference Final between Bruins, Hurricanes

The door to the visiting team's penalty box had scarcely slammed shut before the official was opening it again for another Carolina Hurricanes player to serve his punishment. "I was fortunate to have many great teachers, and it wouldn't be fair to single anyone out", he said. The shot hit right off the outside of his right foot and he was clearly in pain on the bench.

Sports The Premier League rises again in this incredible Champions League season
Author: 0 The Premier League rises again in this incredible Champions League season

Castles insists City are the better team of the two, while also playing down Brighton's chances of doing the Reds a favour on Sunday. Having absorbed everything Liverpool could throw at them in a titanic title battle, Manchester City will retain their crown with victory at Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday.

Sports TE Ben Watson planning to sign with Patriots
Author: 0 TE Ben Watson planning to sign with Patriots

He is 38 and just recently decided not to retire after previously saying he was going to walk away from the game. Seferian-Jenkins and LaCosse both signed as free agents this offseason. The Patriots originally selected Watson as a first-round pick in the 2004 draft and he played six seasons in New England before leaving after the 2009 season to join the Cleveland Browns .

Sports Messi never to blame for Barcelona losses - Ronaldo
Author: 0 Messi never to blame for Barcelona losses - Ronaldo

Meanwhile, in other financial news, reports that suggested Liverpool's victory over Barcelona had ironically cost them around £5m in add-ons from Coutinho's transfer have been deemed inaccurate. Now called the Champions League , this year's final will once again determine the top club team in Europe. The player will have to make a decision whether to accept Liverpool's offer and continue as a super-sub or leave them and join another club where he can play regular football.

Sports President awards Medal of Freedom to Tiger Woods
Author: 0 President awards Medal of Freedom to Tiger Woods

Woods won the title of the Augusta Masters golf tournament last month, ending an 11-year major championship drought. Woods' family and First Lady Melania Trump are also seen. For example, Obama awarded the Medal of Freedom to Bruce Springsteen, who performed in concerts to support Obama's election efforts. Woods thanked his mother and two children during the ceremony.

Sports Federer coasts in return to clay at Madrid
Author: 0 Federer coasts in return to clay at Madrid

The 37-year-old looked dominant in a comfortable win over Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-2 in just 52 minutes. "It feels good to be back on the clay now and I enjoy it". In women's action, No. 1 Naomi Osaka defeated Sara Sorribes Tormo 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-0 in the second round. So, I actually knew it was going to be a hard match.

Sports Kevin Durant out for the rest of Warriors' playoff series
Author: 0 Kevin Durant out for the rest of Warriors' playoff series

The Warriors lead the Houston Rockets 3-2 heading into Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinal series on Friday (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET). The Golden State Warriors' path to a third straight National Basketball Association title just got a lot more hard.

Sports Porcello scheduled to start for Red Sox at White Sox
Author: 0 Porcello scheduled to start for Red Sox at White Sox

After the Astros won the World Series in 2017 Puerto Rican natives Carlos Beltrán and Carlos Correa chose not to attend the celebratory visit to the White House for the same reasons Cora cites. They include Mookie Betts , David Price and pitcher Hector Velazquez , who told MassLive last month that the president "has said a lot of stuff about Mexico".

Sports Trump's invitation leads Red Sox players to split along racial lines
Author: 0 Trump's invitation leads Red Sox players to split along racial lines

In defending the decision to accept the White House invitation, Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy told the Globe's Adrian Walker that the team doesn't want to make a political statement. "Obviously, you don't read everything, you don't hear everything, but you have an idea what's going on", Cora said. "Politically, it didn't matter who was in the White House", Hembree said.

Sports Ben Bishop opens the door, then shuts it again for Dallas
Author: 0 Ben Bishop opens the door, then shuts it again for Dallas

They were outplayed in Game 5 yet came away the victors because their defense refused to not allow St. Louis attackers to roam too close to the crease while Bishop remained a steel curtain in front of the net. Jason Spezza struck the first blow for the Stars while teammate Esa Lindell then scored, what became the eventual game victor, in the second period to lead Dallas to a crucial 2-1 victory in hostile territory.

Sports Red Sox Place David Price On IL, Select Ryan Weber
Author: 0 Red Sox Place David Price On IL, Select Ryan Weber

Price has been decent thus far this season. Many Red Sox players of color have said they will skip the ceremony at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The Red Sox's management has framed the issue as one of personal choice, and not of politics. He concluded his thoughts by saying that "at this moment, I don't feel comfortable celebrating in the White House ". Curran could not publicly confirm the players' decisions but said there would be over 20 players attending Thursday, in addition to about 20 ...

Sports Postgame Hat Trick: Jackets comeback falls short in Game 5
Author: 0 Postgame Hat Trick: Jackets comeback falls short in Game 5

Matt Duchene has five goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Columbus. The Blue Jackets have never reached an Eastern Conference final. Odds provided by Bet365 ; for a full-set of today's sports betting odds , access them at USA TODAY Sports.

Sports Jalen Rose Believes Kyrie Irving Is 'Done' in Boston
Author: 0 Jalen Rose Believes Kyrie Irving Is 'Done' in Boston

In many ways, it does make sense for Brogdon to be reintroduced at this juncture, though, as Game 5 will give him the opportunity to return in front of a home crowd, and with the outcome of the series now well under control for his teammates.

Sports Avalanche fans upset over Game 7 goal lost to offsides call
Author: 0 Avalanche fans upset over Game 7 goal lost to offsides call

We need to start having athletes chugging beers at all big games going forward. "It was a big group effort out there". The Colorado Avalanche are done, and the San Jose Sharks are now 2-0 in Games 7 in this postseason, following their 3-2 victory on Wednesday night.

Sports Rockets look to take control of series in Game 5 against Warriors
Author: 0 Rockets look to take control of series in Game 5 against Warriors

After the Warriors grinded out a 104-99 victory over the Rockets in Game 5 on Wednesday night in Oakland, Calif ., Kerr said his team played like "f-king giants". The injury came late in the third quarter after Durant had put up 22 points in 32 minutes of play. The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP was averaging 35.4 points in the playoffs coming into the day.

Sports Rugby lifeline for Israel Folau ... in Asia?
Author: 0 Rugby lifeline for Israel Folau ... in Asia?

The 30-year-old has limited options if his lucrative Rugby Australia contract is torn up, with the National Rugby League ruling out signing him and many overseas rugby clubs shying away from his anti-gay views. I was going to encourage him to say "look, I apologise". With the Waratahs having been in South Africa during Folau's landmark code of conduct hearing, it's been left to NSW Rugby general manager Tim Rapp to provide the players with regular updates.

Author: 0 Warriors Grind Out Game 5 Win

Durant has averaged 35.4 points and collected 5.2 rebounds while shooting 52.7 percent over the last 10 games for Golden State. There was no immediate word on the severity of the strain. "Tough loss. We had opportunities", Paul said. After missing his first shot of the game, Thompson made his next three shots - all two-pointers - before knocking down those back-to-back splashes on the way to a team-high 27-point night in which he shot 5-for-10 on threes.

Sports Barca's Messi in Tears, Fights With Fans After Loss to Liverpool
Author: 0 Barca's Messi in Tears, Fights With Fans After Loss to Liverpool

Twenty-four hours after the Reds' comeback against Barcelona , Spurs were dead and buried at half-time of their semi-final second leg in Amsterdam as they trailed 3-0 on aggregate. "A historic failure", said Marca , listing all the factors in Barca's favour before the game which deepened the scale of their defeat and denied Lionel Messi the chance to lift the trophy he had clearly targetted at the start of the season.

Sports Mohamed Elneny included in Arsenal squad ahead of Valencia clash
Author: 0 Mohamed Elneny included in Arsenal squad ahead of Valencia clash

Valencia trail 3-1 heading into the second leg at Mestalla after Alexandre Lacazette's double and a late volley from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Arsenal firmly in charge of the tie. "We started with two possible routes to the Champions League , one through the Premier League and the second through the Europa League ", added Emery.

Sports Lakers, Lue end talks on deal
Author: 0 Lakers, Lue end talks on deal

LeBron is worth more to the franchise on and off the court (those jersey/ticket sales!) than any collection of players the Lakers could get in return. A three-year pact would have coincided with the remaining years of LeBron James' contract. He took over from the fired David Blatt mid-way through the 2015-16 season and posted a record of 27-14 before guiding the Cavaliers to their first National Basketball Association title.

Sports Liverpool on the Verge of a Record-Breaking Empty-Handed Season
Author: 0 Liverpool on the Verge of a Record-Breaking Empty-Handed Season

Kompany's decisive contribution ranked alongside his vital victor against rivals Manchester United during the 2012 title run-in for importance and elevated him yet further among the City greats. "The players are mature". However, a win for Liverpool and anything less for City would see the Reds secure their first English championship since they last won the old First Division title in 1990.

Sports Deal Done!!! Liverpool in free run to land Matthijs de Ligt
Author: 0 Deal Done!!! Liverpool in free run to land Matthijs de Ligt

Matthijs de Ligt could be heading to the Camp Nou this summer after reports suggest that Barcelona are on the verge of signing him. The 19-year-old has been a standout performer for Ajax in domestic and European competitions this season, which has resulted in numerous clubs around Europe interested in the centre-back.

Sports Serie A club ready to take Maurizio Sarri off Chelsea's hands
Author: 0 Serie A club ready to take Maurizio Sarri off Chelsea's hands

Roma are keen on signing Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, Goal has learned, after Antonio Conte turned down the offer of joining the struggling Serie A side to seek a side better equipped to challenge for major honours. Now though it seems like the midfielder might already have played his final game of the season after he picked up a suspected hamstring injury during the win vs Watford.

Sports Chelsea release statement after Federation Internationale de Football Association transfer ban decision
Author: 0 Chelsea release statement after Federation Internationale de Football Association transfer ban decision

Chelsea were handed the punishment in December after Federation Internationale de Football Association found them guilty of breaching rules relating to the transfers of 29 players under the age of 18, along with a fine of £460,000. The appeal committee also confirmed the fine of 600,000 Swiss francs (526,000 euros, $590,000). Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, one of the few academy graduates to make it through to the first team in the Roman Abramovich era, admitted that if ...

Sports Folau rejects $1m peace offering to walk away from game
Author: 0 Folau rejects $1m peace offering to walk away from game

The record Super Rugby try-scorer's high-powered legal team will argue that Folau was merely quoting scripture and not directly disrespecting any individual, the report said . "The Code of Conduct hearing for Israel Folau will continue on Tuesday, May 7", the statement read. But Castle was questioned again on Sunday, along with NSW Rugby chief Andrew Hore, Rugby Australia said.