The Clippers and Jazz do not have a storied rivalry, but have faced one another in the NBA Playoffs before. Basically, led by Rudy Gobert and Gordon Hayward , they are an exceptional defensive team. Their field goal percentage is well below the league average, as are their assists per game. The last time the Warriors rested Thompson, it was a part of a statement that Kerr made at the end of an eight-game stretch in which Golden State played in eight different cities.
It's gotten to the point where if you pick OKC Thunder guard Russell Westbrook over Houston Rockets guard James Harden to win league MVP, or vice versa, it nearly feels like you're disrespecting the other player and doing him a huge disservice by not giving him the award.
Freese drew a walk in the next at bat, forcing John Farrell to replace Rodriguez with Heath Hembree. "I'm just happy to go six-plus innings and keep the game close", Bundy said. Mancini's blast, at 116 miles per hour according to Statcast, was one of the five hardest-hit balls in the league this year and the hardest home run of the season, according stats through Tuesday.
The blast shattered the bus windows and Spanish worldwide Marc Bartra, 26, successfully underwent surgery on a broken wrist after he was hit by flying glass. Koehler said there are "significant doubts" about a second claim of responsibility found online suggesting a left-wing extremist motive for the bus attack.
As for why he thought Cabrera got so angry, Ramos said, "I really don't know, but I don't want to keep talking about this". He hit not one, not two, but three home runs on Tuesday night - each one a bomb on its own merit. Instead, it led to the Mets taking a two-run lead with all the motivation. Stassi's drive to right-center was his first major league hit. "I told (Gomez) we were going to back off of him as closer for the time being", Mackanin said.
Your name is James Harden and your Houston Rockets are 54-26, third place in the brutally tough Western Conference . With another thrilling conclusion to a championship game in the NCAA Tournament, College Football in full Spring Football mode, the NFL Draft still a few weeks away and Major League Baseball teams only a few games into their 162-game season, the attention of the sports world quickly shifts into the tail end of the National Basketball Association regular season.
After that, he racked up 19 top-10 finishes in majors but always came up short. Rose made a clumsy bogey at the Par 4 fifth to drop two behind Garcia but responded with a fine birdie on seven to restore the deficit to just one. I didn't hit a great shot, but it was all about just getting it back to the fairway. You've got to put yourself out there. He did mention something that touched my heart.
Anthony Johnson (22-6 MMA, 13-6 UFC) not only fell short of the light-heavyweight title for a second time in his main-event loss to champ Daniel Cormier (19-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC ), but he also abruptly retired from the sport to close out what was a somewhat freaky PPV main card.
And just pretty much believe in myself. "You take little pieces of all those things and kind of carry them with you, and just hope something along the line helps and makes a difference", Moore said. I felt positive. I felt confident. Fowler entered the day one back, Spieth two; both finished eight behind after rounds of 76 and 75, respectively. Garcia further emulated Olazabal by becoming the first champion since him to eagle a hole on the back nine, the new champion carding his at the ...
The Bruins host Washington in Boston's regular-season finale Saturday. The Bruins should make it out of the first round in a close series, but I don't see them surviving the second round. Coach Guy Boucher announced that Karlsson will not play against the Boston Bruins. Washington Capitals' Andre Burakovsky is dumped by Boston Bruins' Kevan Miller during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Saturday, April 8, 2017.
His most infamous loss was at the 2007 Open Championship . The Northern Irish golfer has four majors to his name, but lusts after the Masters, a tournament which he came so close to conquering in 2011, but which instead conquered him. Other than that I had it won. After his challenge combusted at this tournament five years ago, he said: "I don't have the thing I need to have". "I've had so many good chances and either I lost them or someone has done something extraordinary to beat me".
Romelu Lukaku has challenged Everton to keep pace with Manchester United and Arsenal in the closing weeks of the Premier League season. One of the greatest contributing factors to winning a football title is the style of football played by the team and the morality that is enforced throughout the football club as a whole, including both players and coaching staff.
England's Lee Westwood, runner-up a year ago, shot 68 to finish at one under along with Belgian Thomas Pieters , the joint overnight leader who struggled to a scrappy 75. "It's going to be fun; it's going to be a real golf tournament", Fowler said. "Made a great par putt at 1 after I put myself in a tough position; 1 is definitely one of the hardest starting holes we have throughout the year".
How has Janssen performed in the Premier League? Pochettino has now praised his players for not giving up on the game and grinding out a tough away result to keep them in the title race. The fact that we had turned things around was huge for us. Check out our match pack for Saturday's Premier League clash between Tottenham and Watford.
For those who enjoy the suffering of others, Charley Hoffman's Friday round was your cup of mean tea. None of those four were still in the lead after Saturday's play, though Aaron shot a final-round 68 to win his only major title. Could it really come here? Spieth shot a 69 on Friday that included birdies on three of his last six holes to move into a tie for 10th, just 4 strokes back of the leaders.
He conceded the starting job to rookie Dak Prescott with the Cowboys in the middle of a franchise-record 11-game winning streak. After serving as a backup, Romo replaced Drew Bledsoe as the starter for an October 29 Sunday Night game against the Carolina Panthers and he led Dallas to a 35-14 victory.
Premier League clubs had splashed out 130 million pounds on agents's fees in the corresponding year earlier period. "I know this manager when he was in Greece [with Olympiacos] and playing Champions League football and I was in Bayern Munich", he said.
Cormier has had it hard as a UFC champ - mostly because he gained his title shot after long-time champion Jon Jones was axed from the UFC and forfeited his title, which was not long after Jones had actually beaten Cormier. A pivotal bout in the ultra-competitive middleweight division, this fight between fourth-ranked Chris Weidman and fifth-ranked Gegard Mousasi carries all the expectations of a championship-caliber matchup.
But something happened when Hoffman approached the par-three sixth hole at one-over par. "I was a bit surprised at how loud the cheer was when my ball ended about 35 feet away from the hole but I was relieved to see it down on the green", said Spieth.
Williams mentioned his 2005 championship team didn't go to the White House because they weren't invited until September. Still, he logged 72 of a possible 80 minutes, defended effectively and choreographed the offense as the Tar Heels eased the sting of last season's title-game loss to Villanova.
Spurs stayed seven points behind Chelsea - a 2-1 victor over Manchester City on Wednesday - but is putting the leaders under pressure, having won their last five straight league games. "Every player is different and he wanted to play more, he needed to feel important and I think Swansea promised and provided that a lot", Pochettino told ESPN .
In world ranking terms not quite the equivalent of an eight-shot victory, but close. "I m playing well coming into this week so hopefully I can continue that success and I m looking forward to giving myself a chance to win on Sunday". Maybe it's a good thing. "I did a practice session in Houston on Saturday, got here Saturday evening and played Sunday, attractive conditions and really found the game I was looking for".
OK, enough stalling and let's get to it. Malcolm Brogdon's absence is a troubling development for a Bucks' team sorely in need of backcourt help defensively and offensively. Head coach Jason Kidd is making Payton an insurance at the position as starter Malcolm Brogdon continues to have back problems. A triple-double is the accumulation of a double-digit number total in three of the five basketball box-score categories in a game.
Let's take a look at our Free Picks for the 2017 Masters Golf Tournament. It just didn't work out that way. He watched the Golden Bear turn back the clock on the hallowed grounds and become the oldest Masters champion at 46 years, two months and 23 days.
Freshman Zach Collins delivered 14 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks in 23 minutes as Gonzaga knocked off SC, 77-73. "And, you know, we just heard everything this year". The Gamecocks had erased a 14-point deficit and took a 67-65 lead with 7:06 to play. Gonzaga and North Carolina have set up a winner-take-all against each other after winning Saturday by a combined five points.
Winning had become routine, often by routs. The Gamecocks and Bulldogs are each making their debut in the national final. Holmes broke free in the lane, but was met by Wilson, who blocked the shot, kept it from going out of bounds and then scored on a short step-back jumper to stop the Bulldogs' run.
They missed their first eight shots of the second quarter, when the Cardinal asserted themselves. "Quite honestly, we needed Brit out there", VanDerveer said. South Carolina All-American A'Ja Wilson added 13 points and pulled down a game-high 19 rebounds. "We're a team that relies on putting the ball on the floor, ball screen action, and some passing", Staley said.
That sequence typified today's Miami Open final. He has now won his last four meetings between the pair. "It was a very intense first set", Federer said . Federer saved two match points in his quarterfinal win over Tomas Berdych. I need to work hard to be ready for that. Indeed, their rivalry had begun in this very tournament the year before.
So instead, the Tar Heels (31-7) were left to focus on Saturday night's opponent, OR (33-5), knowing that they will never be able to undo their history but hoping to simply move past it and write a new chapter. Berry fully participated in practice Friday, a day after taking the day off to rehabilitate and rest his ailing ankles. They dominated that field in Maui.
That year was Duke's second straight early exit after reaching the Sweet 16 from 1998 to 2006, when they went to the Final Four three times and won the 2011 national championship. Ohio State, 46-33). They'll face 3-seed Baylor on Friday (7:29 pm ET, TBS). After being outrebounded 21-18 in the first half, the Gamecocks stepped it up on the boards in the second with a 19-13 rebounding advantage.