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Embiid Propels Philadelphia 76ers for the First NBA Championship since 1983

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They had a dominant two-man net rating (11.3) and played a significant role in helping the squad even the series against Philadelphia - while containing Joel Embiid . The 3 came right before the shot clock expired and Leonard had Embiid in his face. Jamal Murray had a stellar 34-point performance on the road. "We tried to grind on the defensive end and on offence just play basketball". Read More »

Steve Kerr: Kevin Durant won't play in Game 6 vs. Rockets

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While TNT's Allie LaForce initially reported that Durant will undergo an MRI on Thursday, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has already made his decision on Thursday regarding Durant's playing status for Game 6 on Friday night - he won't play , via Tim Kawakami of The Athletic . Read More »

Red Sox Manager Alex Cora Won't Visit White House

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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. Cora said he thinks Smith can give the Red Sox 12-15 outs. "I'd rather not offend" people in Mexico by going to the White House. "We're nearly there at neutral", Alex Cora said. Read More »

Trump's invitation leads Red Sox players to split along racial lines

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The day got off to an awkward start Thursday when the White House live video schedule and YouTube channel promoted a visit from the "Boston Red Socks ". If that doesn't end up being the play of the year, I can't wait to see what tops it. Roughly 20 other players will attend the ceremony at the White House. Read More »

Blues score on injured Ben Bishop in unusual sequence

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Louis Blues and Dallas Stars was the talking point after the Blues' 4-1 victory to force a Game 7. David Perron's tip-in goal put the Blues back on top with 4:36 remaining in the second period. "But we weren't pushing, we weren't skating in the third period". This is the 14th playoff series between the Blues and Stars. But when Bishop chose to turn the opportunity to play the puck into a game of chicken with speedy winger Robert Thomas, he invited the St. Read More »

Alex Cora Skipping White House Visit Over Puerto Rico

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This marks the third time since the start of the 2017 season that Price has been sidelined with an elbow injury. Price has been decent thus far this season. Red Sox principal owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner are attending the White House celebration with a number of players, and the team will visit veterans at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center beforehand. Read More »

Warriors star Kevin Durant injures right calf in Game 5 win

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Kevin Durant missed a 3 after that. "Golden State star Kevin Durant will undergo an MRI tomorrow on his right calf, league sources tell Yahoo Sports". "We're gonna have to find a way". But got it done today. They outshot the Rockets 48.2 percent to 44.4 and out rebounding the visitors 41.5 per game to 33.5 in those contests. Read More »

Consider The Sharks 'Over' The Avalanche For Game 7

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The young defenseman was one of the strongest players for the Avs in Game 7 , with a plus-9 in Corsi, an expected goals percentage of 83.42 to lead the team and the primary assist on Rantanen's goal. Colorado is seeking it's first trip to the Western Conference Finals since 2001/02. During the postseason, Colorado is ranked 13th in the league in power play conversions at 15.6% and 7th in penalty kill at 82.0%. Read More »

Malcolm Brogdon Expected To Return From Foot Injury Tonight

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The polar opposite of the team that made the conference finals a season ago. The greater mystery, and one that will carry into the summer, is whether the free agent-to-be has checked out on the Celtics for good. Boston is now 54-36 on the season, 24-21 on the road, 43-45-2 against the spread and 50-40 with the over. The Celtics looked like a team that lost their heart in Game 4. Read More »

'We care for him' - Waratahs not washing their hands of Israel Folau

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To have his contract torn up Folau needs to have committed a high-level breach - and the tribunal now needs to decide whether the appropriate penalty is a fine, a suspension or dismissal. "That's been very helpful", Gibson said. "If he does get dismissed by Rugby Australia, he could play in the United Kingdom or France, there is plenty of top level competition for him". Read More »

KD Leaves Game 5 with RIght-Calf Strain, Set to Undergo MRI

The Warriors overcame an injury to Kevin Durant and gutted out a 104-99 win over the Rockets in Game 5 on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena. Curry has had an uncharacteristically poor series by his standards and had just nine points on 4-of-14 shooting before Durant was injured, but poured in 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting after the star forward limped off. Read More »

Inside The Liverpool Dressing Room After Miracle Comeback Against Barca

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His teammate Sergio Busquets did speak with reporters, saying: "They have been better than us". "It is a bad result for our fans and for ourselves but credit is due to Liverpool ". That's what it is like. Shaqiri and his team-mates celebrated in front of Anfield's famous Kop stand before returning to the sanctuary of the dressing room, where numerous players were overcome with emotion. Read More »

Tyronn Lue's Lakers party looks really bad after stunner

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The Lakers were hopeful that former Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd would come aboard as part of Lue's staff, according to Wojnarowski. Yes, and no. The Lakers and Tyronn Lue were unable to agree upon a deal and have ended talks. As their search for a new head coach continues, the Lakers are adding former coaches Lionel Hollins, Frank Vogel and Mike Woodson to their list of potential candidates, per Shams Charania of the Athletic and Stadium . Read More »

Sergio Busquets Apologizes Following Champions League Loss

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Former Liverpool and Ireland striker John Aldridge believes that Liverpool's Champions League semi-final fightback against Barcelona is the best in the club's history. "The fourth is a goal by kids", he fulminated. "It's time to do a lot of self-criticism in our team, it is the second time that this has happened", the Uruguayan was quoted saying after the match. Read More »

Arsenal's Emery values winning a trophy above Champions League return

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But Emery, who guided Sevilla to three consecutive Europa League crowns, said returning Arsenal to Europe's elite competition for the first time in three years was not on top of his wish list. "We have finished in the Premier League and it is not a possibility for us now but we are in this competition and we will see tomorrow". "We are not going to eliminate Arsenal because Liverpool have eliminated Barca". Read More »

Boston Bruins Eyeing A Series Win On Monday

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He usually steps up in the playoffs as Pastrnak's average of 1.17 points per game is the third-highest through 30 career playoff games in team history. Columbus is 4-1 in its last five Saturday games. Bruins forward Brad Marchand rolled his eyes when he heard of the Tortorella declaration, according to the Boston Globe's Matt Porter. Read More »

Manchester City and Liverpool players dominate shortlist

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They will head to Brighton for the final game one point clear of Liverpool, who host Wolves, after the remarkable battle in which the two clubs have pushed each other all the way. "At the end of the season we are going to talk to him", said Guardiola on whether Kompany will be handed a new deal. A 4-0 loss to the Seagulls and a Liverpool draw would still see City crowned champions by virtue of more goals scored - unless Liverpool drew 5-5 which would see the title go to Merseyside. Read More »

Liverpool target de Ligt rejects Manchester United move

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Matthijs de Ligt has generated quite a buzz since breaking into the first-team setup at Ajax aged just 17. Now a mainstay for both club and country, de Ligt has even been trusted with the responsibility of being the Ajax captain despite the fact that he is still in his teens. Read More »

Ian Roberts says Israel Folau must realise his posts have consequences

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Israel Folau's epic hearing is finally over, with the three-person independent panel finding him guilty of a high-level breach of the Code of Conduct. The superstar fullback, who reportedly rejected a $1 million offer to walk away from Australian rugby last week, joined Castle and Wallabies coach Michael Cheika in providing evidence on Saturday. Read More »

Roma ready to offer Maurizio Sarri escape route out of Chelsea

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France global Kante left the field early in the first half of last Sunday's 3-0 Premier League win over Watford and Sarri said after the game that the decision not to rest the World Cup victor was a mistake. "They are very dynamic and aggressive in the defensive phase, and unsafe in the offensive phase especially when they find spaces on the counter-attack". Read More »

Hertl scores pair as Sharks take 3-2 lead

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San Jose Sharks (Series Tied 3-3)Game 7 Date: Wednesday, May 8th Game 7 Start Time: 9:00 PM ET Game 7 TV Channel: NBCSN Game 7 Live Stream: fuboTV (Watch for free) EASTERN CONFERENCEBoston Bruins vs. Colorado's other lines have played well, but the best players have to set the tone. San Jose held Colorado star Nathan MacKinnon to one shot on goal and ended his points streak at eight games. Read More »

Butler after 76ers' 36-point loss: 'We laid an egg'

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The Sixers will first have to win Thursday's Game 6 at The Center, followed by a Game 7 Sunday in Canada (if necessary) in order to advance. Same starting five for the Raptors - Kyle Lowry , Danny Green , Kawhi Leonard , Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol . Read More »

Valverde hurt in match against Celta Vigo

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There has been an increased spotlight on head injuries in football after Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen continued playing in his side's Champions League semi-final with Ajax Amsterdam last Tuesday after taking a blow to the head, before eventually being substituted. Read More »

Reds-Giants game delayed by a swarm of bees

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The only other time the feat was achieved, it was also accomplished by a Giants player in a game against the Reds. While biologists fear that bee populations are declining at an alarming rate, the pollinators are still plentiful enough in Cincinnati to delay the start of a baseball game. Read More »

Cesc Fabregas had huge praise for Alexander-Arnold after his quick corner

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Juergen Klopp's side will play the victor of Wednesday's other semi-final between Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham Hotspur, with the Dutch side leading 1-0 from the first leg in London. Criticism: With a collapse of this nature, we will have a few awful days ahead. Seven percent chance of advancing. tell that to Liverpool! First Reds backstop Alisson Becker made a good stop on former Kop darling-turned enemy Philippe Coutinho. Read More »

Derby victor Country House out of Preakness due to illness

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According to the law, the stewards' "f$3 indings of fact and determination shall be final and shall not be subject to appeal". Though shorter than the Kentucky Derby, the race requires a quick two-week turnaround. The only other Derby disqualification was in 1968, and long after the race. "I feel awful that I have to apologize for winning", said trainer Bill Mott. Read More »

IPL: Suryakumar Yadav guides Mumbai Indians into final

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But CSK will be happy to return to their den to take on table-topper MI, probably its biggest IPL rival, to decide which team seals a spot in the final. - Mumbai Indians (@ mipaltan ) May 5, 2019That's that from the league stage of the #VIVOIPL . In the last qualifier game of the season on Sunday, Mumbai Indians easily defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 9 wickets with 3.5 overs remaining. Read More »

Jason Pierre-Paul suffered potentially season-ending neck injury in auto crash

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Pierre-Paul's injuries were suffered in a single-car accident in Florida , on May 3. There was one other passenger in the vehicle, but it is unclear if the individual suffered injuries. Thursday in Broward County, Fla., and Pierre-Paul was taken to the hospital and released later that day. "We have been in contact with Jason and will be getting him further evaluated by our medical staff in the near future", Buccaneers GM Jason Licht said in a previous statement . Read More »

Pep Guardiola: I Told Vincent Kompany Not To Shoot

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has claimed that Premier League rivals Liverpool have had it "easy" in recent weeks by playing "without pressure", the Liverpool Echo report. There is hope within the club that Kompany will accept the offer even though the centre back has not been given any assurances about more game time. It's a depressing reality that is starting to set into the minds and hearts of all those associated with Liverpool Football Club - their team is on the verge of ... Read More »

West Indies openers break Zaman, Imam's world record with 365-run stand

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Campbell and Hope, who were both dismissed in the 48th over of the innings, also came just seven runs short of breaking the record ODI stand for any wicket. Campbell, playing in only his sixth ODI, struck his maiden worldwide ton in just 99 balls. Even though West Indies skipper Jason Holder was sent packing for one run, the men from the Caribbean still finished on 381/3. Read More »

Top 5 Shots of the Week | Wells Fargo

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Then on Sunday, ranked 417th in the world, he finally delivered on his promise: Although unlike the stone cutter, Homa didn't need 101 attempts for his breakthrough -he only needed 69. Teryn Schaefer presents the best social media posts from around the world of golf in "Good, Bad & Unusual" and after each day's play brings you the biggest talking points in "The Takeaway". Read More »

Reds release '18 All-Star OF Matt Kemp

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Not satisfied with only completing a portion of a comeback, San Francisco's bullpen continued their shutdown job, with Reyes Moronta and Will Smith working scoreless 10th and 11th innings. He also got an ovation for running down a flyball on the warning track. Kemp, 34, was off to a dreadful.200/.210/.283 start in 62 plate appearances after an offensive rebound in 2018. Read More »

Etheridge, Cardiff City relegated after loss to Crystal Palace

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Cardiff's season was tainted by tragedy when record signing Emiliano Sala was killed in a plane crash in January two days after the club announced his signing "subject to worldwide clearance". Third bottom Cardiff are four points behind fourth bottom Brighton with only one game remaining, ensuring they will join already relegated Huddersfield and Fulham in the second tier next season. Read More »

Kentucky Derby Race Winner Disqualified

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In a stunning reversal, second-finisher and long-shot Country House was declared the victor of Saturday's 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville after Maximum Security became the first horse in the history of the race to be disqualified for an on-track infraction after crossing the line first. Read More »