• Sixers control 4th quarter again to take 3-1 lead on Heat
Sixers control 4th quarter again to take 3-1 lead on Heat

The Heat and 76ers will matchup again on Tuesday night in Philadelphia. JJ Redick led the Sixers with 24 points and made the game-sealing free throws down the stretch. Moments later, a fired up Dragic cruised in for his first dunk of the season. Wade and LeBron James were the only other Heat players with six steals in a playoff game before Saturd...

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  • Joel Embiid helps the 76ers take a series lead against the Heat
Joel Embiid helps the 76ers take a series lead against the Heat

But the team wanted to be cautious (surprise, right?). After a marquee win over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers a few weeks back, reporters asked several members of the Philadelphia 76ers what they thought their streaking team might become whenever they got Joel Embiid back on the court after he recovered from surgery to fix a broken...

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  • Damian Lillard Frustrated By the Pelicans' Defense
Damian Lillard Frustrated By the Pelicans' Defense

Saturday's four-game slate features the first elimination game of the 2018 National Basketball Association playoffs. Portland wasn't up to the task - not even close to it - in a 119-102 dismantlement by the Pelicans Thursday night at Smoothie King Center.

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  • Donald Trump terms Democrats' lawsuit as 'good news'
Donald Trump terms Democrats' lawsuit as 'good news'

Trump has strongly - and repeatedly - denied colluding with the Russians. It claims that Trump campaign officials worked in tandem with the Russian government and its military spy agency to bring down Hillary Clinton by hacking into the computer networks of the DNC and spreading stolen material.

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  • Bajau 'sea nomads' developed enlarged spleens for deep diving
Bajau 'sea nomads' developed enlarged spleens for deep diving

Study author Melissa Llardo from the Center for Geogenetics at the University of Copenhagen wanted to see if the same characteristic was true for diving humans. For over 1,000 years, the Bajau people have traveled the Southeast Asian seas in houseboats and collected food by free-diving with spears. Author of the latest study, Melissa Ilardo...

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  • Eagles To Face Jaguars In London On October 28
Eagles To Face Jaguars In London On October 28

And the New York Daily News is reporting that the Birds will visit the Giants in East Rutherford, N.J., in another Thursday Night game on October 11. It will be an afternoon game in London, making for a 9:30 a.m. A Philadelphia radio station reported last month that Minnesota's season will start Thursday, Sept. 6 on NBC with a game at Philadelphi...

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  • There are some unusual calls in the PFA Team of the Year
There are some unusual calls in the PFA Team of the Year

PFA released the Team of The Year for this season this afternoon and as you can expect, Twitter had a field day! Salah has been in an impressive form since returning to the Premier League last summer. The Belgium playmaker has also recorded seven goals, including the victor at former club Chelsea , and competes with Mohamed Salah for the player...

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  • David De Gea has an 'agreement' to join Real Madrid
David De Gea has an 'agreement' to join Real Madrid

But Zidane, speaking ahead of his side's top-flight clash against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday, insists he is not at odds with Bale. "Of course he'd love to score and he's had opportunities to do so", Zidane said, according to FourFourTwo .

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  • Three Things Cavaliers Must Do Better in Game Two
Three Things Cavaliers Must Do Better in Game Two

First-round play-off games LeBron James won before Cleveland's opening defeat by Indiana . "I've always stayed even-keeled with the postseason", James said after registering his 20th career playoff triple-double with 24 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds.

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  • VAR Gives Mainz Bizarre Penalty After Half-Time Whistle
VAR Gives Mainz Bizarre Penalty After Half-Time Whistle

After looking at replays of a cross from Mainz's Daniel Brosinski striking Freiburg defender Marc Oliver Kempf on the hand, Winkmann awarded the spot-kick and the players were "hauled back to the pitch". Mainz midfielder Pablo de Blasis scored from the spot to give his side the lead, he then added another after 78 minutes to secure the 2-0 victory....

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  • Usain Bolt: Manchester United can win EPL title next season
Usain Bolt: Manchester United can win EPL title next season

Jose Mourinho has ruled out bringing in competition for Romelu Lukaku this summer, as he defended his selection policy at Manchester United . The 54-year-old was also quick to point out that since he was appointed United manager Rashford has actually featured in more games than any other player.

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  • Joel Embiid to remain sidelined for Game 2
Joel Embiid to remain sidelined for Game 2

Note from Sixers practice: Joel Embiid is out for Game 2 and has cleared the NBA's concussion protocol. The Heat will have another chance to face the Joel Embiid-less Sixers. In Game 1 against the Heat, Philadelphia ran away in the second half winning 130-103. Philadelphia announced that Embiid is no longer in the league's concussion pr...

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  • C'Games organisers anxious as more Cameroon athletes disappear
C'Games organisers anxious as more Cameroon athletes disappear

The missing athletes are weightlifters Olivier Matam Matam , Arcangeline Fouodji Sonkbou and Petit Minkoumba, and boxers Christian Ndzie Tsoye , Simplice Fotsala , Arsene Fokou , Ulrich Yombo and Christelle Ndiang . All athletes at the Commonwealth Games have visas to travel in Australia until May 15. The athletes' visas are yet to exp...

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  • Penguins Prepare For Playoffs With Altered Approach
Penguins Prepare For Playoffs With Altered Approach

Anaheim has won a Stanley Cup , so they know what it takes to get the job done. "That's the way you have to look at it". This matchup is as even as it gets, but in reality, it shouldn't be. The Lightning will cut short the Penguins' aim at a three-peat by beating them in the conference finals. There were 46 fights in the 1978 postseason alon...

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  • Southampton 2 Chelsea 3: Two-goal substitute Giroud inspires turnaround
Southampton 2 Chelsea 3: Two-goal substitute Giroud inspires turnaround

Nearly immediately on his introduction at St Mary's the France worldwide imposed himself on Maya Yoshida, the wily but physically limited Southampton centre-back who had gleefully bullied Chelsea's record signing. However, Southampton , who are also in desperate need of points, failed to hold onto their lead. From that moment, it was game on f...

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  • City fully deserve to wrap up title, says Spurs boss Pochettino
City fully deserve to wrap up title, says Spurs boss Pochettino

Manchester City are without top scorer Sergio Aguero , who is struggling with a knee injury. Palace are 17th on the table, three points clear of the relegation zone but remain in grave danger of being sucked back into the mix should they fail to secure the points.

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  • Names of 2017's most costly hurricanes have been retired. Here's why
Names of 2017's most costly hurricanes have been retired. Here's why

The nation hardest hit by a storm can request its name be removed because the storm was so deadly or costly that future use of the name would be insensitive. It's too early to know exactly what will transpire during the hurricane season that runs from June 1 to November 30, but a handful of outlooks released this spring predict more than the averag...

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  • Knicks parting ways with Hornacek
Knicks parting ways with Hornacek

Another Jackson hire, Kurt Rambis was also let go in the process but given that he was even less popular than Hornacek in NY, we doubt any tears will be shed over that move either. The long-time assistant experienced some success in his only head-coaching gig with the Memphis Grizzlies , leading what is now one of the worst teams in the league t...

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  • For the Grizzlies, a Last Loss and a Lesson from Russell Westbrook
For the Grizzlies, a Last Loss and a Lesson from Russell Westbrook

It ultimately sprung him to securing his second consecutive season averaging a triple-double for the entire year. After averaging a triple-double and setting a single-season National Basketball Association record with 42 triple-doubles last season, he added 25 more this season, and the Thunder won 20 of those games.

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  • IPL: Hyderabad restrict Rajasthan to 125
IPL: Hyderabad restrict Rajasthan to 125

SRH pulled off a brilliant all-round performance to stifle the Rajasthan Royals and they will look to do the same against the Mumbai Indians , who they had faced last season in the eliminator. RR managed to put a small total of 125/9 with Sanju Samson being the highest run scorer with 49 runs. Royals couldn't build any substantial partnerships...

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  • New York Yankees riding out an early rough patch
New York Yankees riding out an early rough patch

Yankees hitters have slashed.237/.335/.412 on their way to 5.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including over the team's last five outings (2-3 SU). The other instance was against the Orioles on Sunday, April 8th when he went 0-7 with five strikeouts.

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  • Wolves announce first-round playoff schedule
Wolves announce first-round playoff schedule

Two-way player Gary Payton II added a career-best 25 points off the bench as the Lakers beat their Staples Center co-tenant for the first time since April 4, 2012, as the visiting team. He's likely to get some votes for the All-NBA team. And yet, Denver finished last in the toughest division in the National Basketball Association. If Denver is ...

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  • Kevin Durant set to decline 2019 player option with the Warriors
Kevin Durant set to decline 2019 player option with the Warriors

Meanwhile, Durant, Klay Thompson , and Draymond Green were all also felled by multi-game and/or multi-week ailments in March, while others like Patrick McCaw and Andre Iguodala have yet to play in April thanks to injuries of their own. The Warriors have three All-Stars and a former NBA Finals MVP on their roster without Curry in the lineup - t...

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  • Guardiola on defensive after Manchester City's miserable week
Guardiola on defensive after Manchester City's miserable week

Salah's equaliser to Gabriel Jesus' opener was absolutely crucial because it all but killed off any hopes of an unlikely City comeback - the importance of that goal didn't go unappreciated, none so more than Sky Sports' Phil Thompson.

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  • Scott to make it official: He's running for US Senate
Scott to make it official: He's running for US Senate

Chris King, a Democratic candidate for governor of Florida, said, " Rick Scott launching his campaign from Orlando takes some gall -- 612 days passed between the shootings at Pulse and Parkland and Governor Scott did nothing to keep Floridians safe".

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  • Madrid has depleted defense for 2nd leg against Juventus
Madrid has depleted defense for 2nd leg against Juventus

However, this is also all Real Madrid are focused on and Cristiano Ronaldo will be looking to play as he builds another record. With Cristiano Ronaldo on top form, Real are rightly favorites to progress to the semifinals. It means this is Ronaldo's third most prolific Champions League showing to date already and, with Real nearly certain to r...

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  • Snow covers Wrigley Field, delays Cubs home opener
Snow covers Wrigley Field, delays Cubs home opener

The only team in the majors yet to play at home this season, the Cubs decided at 11:00a Monday to wait another day to host the Pittsburgh Pirates . The Pirates look to extend what has been an impressive start after a series victory over the Cincinnati Reds , whom Pittsburgh beat 5-0 on Sunday behind Jameson Taillon's 1-hitter.

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  • United mount remarkable comeback to halt City title celebrations
United mount remarkable comeback to halt City title celebrations

Pogba was the catalyst with two goals in the space of 90 seconds, Sanchez set up all three goals, and Smalling came up with the victor. Saturday's 2-1 victory at Leicester City was Newcastle's third win on the bounce, and stretched a 10-point gap above the relegation zone.

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  • Tour Bus Crash-Masters,4th Ld-Writethru, US
Tour Bus Crash-Masters,4th Ld-Writethru, US

The bus was en route to the world-renown golf tournament, which started at the Augusta National Golf Club Thursday morning. Photos from the scene showed multiple cops responding to the scene, as the black bus sat on its side - crushing a wire fence.

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  • Stoke City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Eriksen stars
Stoke City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Eriksen stars

Here's a replay of the goal, courtesy of NBC. The identity of the matchwinner does not matter to manager Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham followed their victory over Chelsea by opening up an 11-point gap over the fifth-placed Blues.

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  • Manchester City' star Kevin De Bruyne enjoying 'most complete season'
Manchester City' star Kevin De Bruyne enjoying 'most complete season'

This season I think the way Jurgen Klopp wants to play is flawless for him. The game pits De Bruyne against Mohamed Salah , his main rival for the player of the year award. It has been a first-season wonder for Salah and I think it has been quite extraordinary for a player who isn't an out-and-out striker. . "With the statistics, how are w...

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  • New England Patriots traded Brandin Cooks after contract talks stalled
New England Patriots traded Brandin Cooks after contract talks stalled

New England also owns the No. 23 and No. 31 overall picks in the 2018 National Football League draft. Now, they've added a huge weapon on the offensive side of the ball in wide receiver Brandin Cooks , who they acquired in a trade with the New England Patriots .

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  • John Harbaugh: Ravens 'got a steal' landing Robert Griffin III
John Harbaugh: Ravens 'got a steal' landing Robert Griffin III

Ryan Mallett , the Ravens' backup the past two seasons, is an unrestricted free agent. It's possible Baltimore could still look to draft a developmental quarterback as well. Obviously, his personality, he's a confident guy. Griffin did not play last season. "He's a very talented quarterback", he said. He's completed 63.3 percent of his 1,210 atte...

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  • John Krasinski Recalls Hilarious Customs Exchange Over His Marriage to Emily Blunt
John Krasinski Recalls Hilarious Customs Exchange Over His Marriage to Emily Blunt

AT THIS STAGE, we all know that John Krasinski was a major fan of Emily Blunt long before he met her, let alone married her. Their journey to doing so began when Krasinski made a decision to take a chance on a project that he initially wasn't very interested in.

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  • Seventh-inning struggles doom Cleveland Indians in series finale against Seattle Mariners
Seventh-inning struggles doom Cleveland Indians in series finale against Seattle Mariners

Yes, the Mariners' speedy center fielder and leadoff man who weighs about half of what Cruz does with his uniform on and weights in his shoes provided some unexpected pop while Haniger continued his torrid start to the season in the Mariners' 5-4 win over the Indians on Sunday afternoon at Safeco Field.

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  • UK: Girl shot dead in London
UK: Girl shot dead in London

The killing of a 20-year-old man leaving a bar in Wandsworth, south London , in the early hours of Easter Sunday had taked this year's fatal stabbing toll to 31. The 23-year-old was taken to hospital by a friend whom he managed to call after being stabbed in the neck, but died of his injuries later in the evening.

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  • Juventus coach Allegri: Real Madrid showdown all about focus
Juventus coach Allegri: Real Madrid showdown all about focus

Juventus . "We've shown so far this season and in recent years that regardless of who plays, we're able to put in very good performances", Modric said. Those two will battle against Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini, in what could be something of an old-school centre-back versus centre-forward contest.

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  • Tyson Fury dismisses Joshua-Parker fight as 'joke'
Tyson Fury dismisses Joshua-Parker fight as 'joke'

Joshua's win should move him closer to a bout against Deontay Wilder , the American who holds the World Boxing Council's version of the heavyweight title. Taking Joshua across the Atlantic would be more about promoting Joshua in the U.S. than acceding to Wilder demands. "I tried to speak to him when he came down the back and he had no idea or un...

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  • Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah's surprise prank sends children into euphoria
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah's surprise prank sends children into euphoria

It was also Mané's fifth Premier League strike against Crystal Palace - more than he's got against any other opponent. "We see our chance but we know it will be unbelievably hard. But we all have these game-changer moments in our life and maybe that was one of his. The best thing was how they celebrated [winning] the penalty. The Reds host ...

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  • Warriors' McCaw released from hospital after scary fall
Warriors' McCaw released from hospital after scary fall

McCaw was taken away on a stretcher after a thud to the court following a foul by Sacramento's Vince Carter in the Warriors' 112-96 win. Carter didn't divulge much about his conversation with Golden State, but just noted he apologized and that he hopes McCaw will be alright, being a young player with a bright future ahead of him.

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