Author: 0 What Charles Barkley Really Meant by Isaiah Thomas Crying Comment

Amir Johnson sets a pick on Rajon Rondo as Isaiah Thomas takes the ball around him during the first quarter in Game 1 of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden in Boston on April 16, 2017 . "We're never going to make excuses but this is hard, this was difficult", he said. "But to be sitting on the sideline a few minutes before the game, crying, that makes me uncomfortable for him ", Barkley continued.

Author: 0 Paulo Dybala signs new 5-year contract at Juventus

Otherwise, it'll be impossible. Nothing went right for Barcelona in Turin. "Paulo Dybala has grown dramatically over the last two years", Buffon told Mediaset Premium . When I was a kid, I dreamed of moments like this. The striker scored two superb goals in the first leg of the quarter-final tie to put Juventus in firm control of the contest.

Author: 0 United beat Sunderland to keep up top-4 push

I was born old and I will die young.' Mourinho's side are now unbeaten in 21 league matches, a run during which Ibrahimovic has scored 13 times. "Today was a good win and we have to keep focus and keep working and keep believing we can reach the top four", Ibrahimovic added.

Author: 0 United Boost Top Four Hopes With Win Over Sunderland

But just a few moments later and the hosts were down to 10 men, with Larsson being shown a red card for raising his studs during a challenge on Ander Herrera. Admitting Shaw played "really well", Mourinho admitted he considered replacing him at half time. The Portuguese's attention will now turn to the Europa League and United's quarter-final first-leg tie away at Anderlecht on Thursday night.

Author: 0 Hat-trick hero Ronaldo first to 100 Champions League goals

Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti was furious, criticising Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai after the game and asking for the introduction of video technology. The victory at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium put Madrid into the semifinals for the seventh straight season and kept alive its hopes of becoming the first team to retain the Champions League title since the competition's new format was created in 1992.

Sports Door is open for Griezmann at Real Madrid, says Ramos
Author: 0 Door is open for Griezmann at Real Madrid, says Ramos

With Liverpool in a strong position to seal Champion's League qualification, could the Atletico Madrid forward be tempted into joining United's long standing rivals? "He has grown enormously because he has wanted to improve, to mature from a youth and be a man on the field".

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo reaches milestone but says Champions League tie remains open
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo reaches milestone but says Champions League tie remains open

Bale had scored seven goals for Madrid this campaign before his injury layoff. It seemed like Bayern had Madrid on the ropes win they had unfairly awarded them a penalty right before the half but luckily Vidal missed the penalty. However, the Portuguese is not one to send messages for nothing, so the post was nearly certainly also a warning to Los Blancos' forthcoming rivals.

Author: 0 Maple Leafs beat Penguins to wrap up playoff spot

The trick Toronto runs, where they outskate and outscore their defensive weakness, is much harder to pull against a team like Washington than it is weaker teams, but that's true for any team playing any style. "They're a smaller, skilled team compared to us". He's also among the few Leafs to play in the post-season previously, including a year ago when he posted a.947 save percentage in five starts for Anaheim.

Author: 0 Durant shines in Warriors playoff debut in Game 1 win

Golden State coach Steve Kerr quipped of Nurkic's absence: "How big is it?". "I think having a guy like that on the floor raises the level of the game because I don't even trash talk", Lillard said of playing against Green. That especially stands true when you consider that the Warriors were huge favorites in Game 1, but the Trail Blazers' backcourt firepower should be enough to keep them fighting throughout the series.

Author: 0 Cavs rest LeBron, finish collapse with 98-83 loss to Raptors

Four straight losses to finish out the regular season helped land Cleveland the No.2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, which wouldn't exactly matter if the Cavs looked playoff ready. James hasn't played in the final regular-season game since 2007. For instance, the Chicago Bulls have had vast amounts of success against James in the regular season, only to fall to him every year once the playoffs start.

Author: 0 MVP favorites Harden, Westbrook get first-round showdown

Patrick Beverley (21/10/3) had a playoff career-high in points, going 8-for-13 shooting as the Rockets' x-factor. Westbrook did not have much of a supporting cast in the series opener. It wasn't until Harden started attacking the rim in the second half of the first quarter that he got himself going, and his back-to-back driving layups cut the Thunder lead to 29-27 entering the second quarter.

Sports Palace humiliates Arsenal, Pressure mounts on Wenger
Author: 0 Palace humiliates Arsenal, Pressure mounts on Wenger

Former Arsenal right-back Lee Dixon was also critical of the players, posting on his Twitter account: "Sometimes players have nights where nothing goes right". Even with the club lurching from one crisis to another, there is no appetite within the Arsenal hierarchy to tell Wenger he is no longer wanted as manager.

Author: 0 Antonio Conte rates Chelsea title chances 50-50 after Manchester United defeat

Conte said the home side showed more determination than his team and ex-Man Utd defender Neville suggested their manager also lacked the touchline passion that's been present all season. We are lucky to have the pressure. "Diego is very risky but the two link positions are the two positions we have to control". It was a huge game for both teams, as United exacted revenge for the 4-0 defeat the Bridge earlier in the season.

Sports Phillies' Clay Buchholz will see Dr. James Andrews
Author: 0 Phillies' Clay Buchholz will see Dr. James Andrews

An MRI Wednesday afternoon revealed a partial tear of the right flexor pronator mass. Buchholz will get a second opinion from renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Monday and the course of treatment will be decided then. The 23-year-old pitched five shutout innings for the IronPigs during his rehab stint, which perfectly aligns with the Phillies starting rotation schedule.

Author: 0 Dortmund keeper still having problems sleeping after attack

The German club were forced to play their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Monaco just 24 hours later, without being consulted by the European governing body. Omer Toprak blocked Javi Martinez from the rebound before he was forced to clear Arturo Vidal's header off the line. Bayern leads second-placed Leipzig by eight points.

Sports Jose Mourinho urges recalled Luke Shaw to develop football brain
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho urges recalled Luke Shaw to develop football brain

United have now drawn nine home league games this season and 12 overall, although this particular point prevented seventh-placed Everton displacing them in fifth. "For me it wasn't an offside", the Portuguese told BT Sport . Many of United's recent setbacks have stemmed from its failure to turn possession and clear-cut chances into goals, but this wasn't one of those occasions.

Author: 0 Hug wins wheelchair race at Boston Marathon

Switzer had no intentions of dropping out of that fateful race, nor did she expect to be such a barrier-breaker (Roberta Bingay Gibb had actually completed the Boston Marathon the year before without an official bib). "It's the only marathon in the entire world where you have to qualify, and according to the Boston Athletic Association, they only take the world's top 1% of runners".

Author: 0 Kirui and Kiplagat cruise to Boston Marathon victories

To celebrate five decades of women's participation at the Boston Marathon , she is also going to be the official starter of the women's elite field. Rose Chelimo, the second-place finisher, crossed the line 59 seconds later, with an unofficial time of 2:22:51. Fellow Swiss Marcel Hug took the men's race in 1:18:04, also the fastest time ever.

Sports Eden Hazard attracting transfer interest from Real Madrid
Author: 0 Eden Hazard attracting transfer interest from Real Madrid

The Belgium worldwide has been in stunning form for Chelsea , scoring 14 goals in 30 Premier League games. Hazard won the award back in 2015, but endured a bad run of form last season as Chelsea slumped to a 10th-placed finish. The 23-year-old striker was one of the most sought-after forwards in Europe before completing a £33 million move to Stamford Bridge in 2016. Interest from Real Madrid usually means you're playing well, right? I get along very well with him, I wish him to ...

Author: 0 Chelsea ease past Bournemouth to re-establish title lead

After Tottenham's comprehensive 4-0 drubbing of Watford earlier in the day, Chelsea found themselves just four points clear of the Lilywhites before their last game against Bournemouth . " We must have the same desire ". "Now we stay at the top of the league and are trying to change the opinion of the others". Victor Moses, who has failed to feature in Chelsea's last four outings, is unlikely to play at Dean Court, as he recovers from a calf strain.

Sports Chelsea icon Didier Drogba becomes player, owner of Phoenix Rising (Official Video)
Author: 0 Chelsea icon Didier Drogba becomes player, owner of Phoenix Rising (Official Video)

Former Ivory Coast, Chelsea and most recently Montreal Impact forward Didier Drogba has become the biggest name to join USA challenger league the USL, the second tier of professional football in the US. "To have the chance to score that goal in that final, in the 88th minute, was unbelievable", he told the Premier League Show . The United Soccer League (USL) is the largest Division II professional league in the world and longest standing member of the U.S.

Author: 0 Harden has 37 points, Rockets rout Thunder, Westbrook 118-87

They do have a history, the pair, from back in the 2013 playoffs when Beverley collided with Westbrook's knee and wiped him out for the rest of the playoffs. Durant, acquired as a free agent after the Warriors' loss to the Cavs in last year's finals, connected on 12 of 20 shots and also pulled down 10 rebounds.

Sports Padres activate Cahill from DL to start against Braves
Author: 0 Padres activate Cahill from DL to start against Braves

Garcia allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings in a victory over San Diego last season and is 2-1 with a 2.52 ERA in six career starts against the Padres. Although Weaver has never faced Atlanta , two Braves have plenty of experience against him. As a consolation, Alldrink did offer some faint praise to the Braves' new headquarters: "I like it better than Turner Field".

Sports Tottenham keep up Chelsea chase with 4-0 rout of Bournemouth
Author: 0 Tottenham keep up Chelsea chase with 4-0 rout of Bournemouth

Title-chasing Tottenham thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 to move within four points of Premier League leaders Chelsea, while Manchester City climbed to third place after a 3-0 win at Southampton on Saturday. It was impossible to understand why. "I think they are in the position where everybody wants to be", he said. It means a lot. The game was all but over within 20 minutes, as Moussa Dembele and Heung Min Son scored early on.

Author: 0 Niki Lauda: 'Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel battle to be season-long'

The Canadian beached his Williams in the gravel, bringing out the virtual safety vehicle. The Mercedes driver dominated the race in Asia from start to finish in wet conditions, with Ferrari's Vettel coming home second, in a duel that is tipped to define the 2017 season.