Penguins switch goalies for pivotal game versus Senators

A goal late in the first period by Maatta on Anderson, and certainly one he'd like to have back, gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Dumoulin scored at 11:30, the result of a deflected shot off the skate of Ottawa's Dion Phaneuf. If they "were just alive" as head coach Guy Boucher says they were in Game 3 , the Sens simply weren't crisp in Game 4 - from Anderson through the power play. [Full Article...]

Celtics' Thomas out for rest of playoffs with hip injury

May 24: Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers, 10:30 A.M. The two big storylines of this game were the Celtics rallying even without the presence of Isaiah Thomas and the horribly underwhelming performance from the franchise face of number 23 for Cleveland . [Full Article...]

Arsenal, Wenger fail to make Champions League after 20 years

Arsenal, Wenger fail to make Champions League after 20 years The win kept the Manchester side two points ahead of Liverpool, whose comfortable success at home to Middlesbrough earned them a place in the Champions League playoff round. Everton replied through a Romelu Lukaku penalty as the hour mark approached before Ramsey settled matters in stoppage time with a sumptuous curling effort from the edge of the penalty area. [Full Article...]

Penguins overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7

This is the fourth time the Penguins and Capitals will meet in a Game 7. Rangers forward Jesper Fast said: "We have no time to waste right now". After all, couldn't the league's concussion spotters - there are a pair assigned by the NHL at each game - have given Crosby the hook as soon as he looked woozy? "We've got a chance to beat them in seven". [Full Article...]

Penguins turn to Matt Murray for Game 4 of Eastern final

Penguins turn to Matt Murray for Game 4 of Eastern final And if Ottawa has three games to close out the Eastern Conference final, there's a good chance they manage to do so.So, Sullivan has to choose wisely. "And that's the criteria". "It felt good", Murray said of returning to the crease. Again, it cannot be overstated that not only did the Penguins win with just five defensemen, missing three of their best, but they also did it with Fleury in net,... [Full Article...]

Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86, lead series 2-0

With Friday's performances of James, Irving and Kevin Love, the Cavs' third consecutive series sweep looks imminent. "But no way are we getting overconfident just by winning one game". He may have been able to inject that much-needed energy had a pair of dunks not been called back by his teammates getting whistled for offensive fouls. [Full Article...]

Braves slugger Freeman leaves game after hit by pitch

It's really tough to complete a four-game sweep against any team, so I'm going to side with the Blue Jays in this game. OF Darrell Ceciliani was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo Tuesday and RHP Leonel Campos was returned to the Bisons on option. [Full Article...]

Senators chase Fleury, rout Penguins 5-1 in Game 3

Senators chase Fleury, rout Penguins 5-1 in Game 3 And from there, the Senators were on their way. "I thought we didn't manage the puck away on our breakouts". "Every line, every pair, we just competed really hard, and we put pucks behind them". He came up with some timely stops where if any one of those goes in, maybe we're talking about a different result. That said, Pittsburgh , with Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel both ranking among the lea... [Full Article...]

Jurgen Klopp plays down importance of Middlesbrough clash

Jurgen Klopp plays down importance of Middlesbrough clash Now, ex-Reds man Lawrenson believes that Jurgen Klopp's side will step-up to the pressure of the occasion, expressing that "surely even they can not slip up this time", while also predicting a 2-0 win for the home team. Jurgen Klopp has again stated why the Premier League is harder to win than the Bundesliga. If Arsenal and City were to finish level on all the variables, Liverpool's resu... [Full Article...]

Game 1, 2017 Eastern Conference Finals

The top-seeded Celtics are seeking an 18th NBA championship, and first since beating the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2008 NBA Finals. But James insists the Cavaliers' dominance of their opponents over the regular season will be irrelevant when they lock horns in Game 1 on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Paul Pierce argues Celtics should trade No. 1 pick in NBA Draft

As Nate Taylor pointed out in one of his recent insiders, Collins and Leaf are two of the more intriguing prospects in got to talk to at the combine. Now that the lottery is over, we enter into serious draft speculation season. Fans may not like that. The last postseason contest he played at T.D. [Full Article...]

Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick

Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick After all the possibilities of losing their lottery pick to the Philadelphia 76ers if they landed outside the top three, the Los Angeles Lakers held on to the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft . His 23.2 points-per-game average included 41.3-percent from 3-point range. He's drawn comparisons to Dwyane Wade, John Wall and Russell Westbrook. But even that limited sample revealed a special pl... [Full Article...]

Crosby: Team doc gave OK after head-first fall

Crosby: Team doc gave OK after head-first fall The Penguins handled the Blue Jackets 4-1 in Round 1, scoring three goals or more in all five games. The Penguins held a 3-1 lead in the series, but the Capitals fought off elimination in Game 5 and then dominated the Pens in Game 6. Though "HBK" was hardly the only group that had issues. The sequence started when Crosby, Capitals defenceman John Carlson and teammate Patric Hornqvist tumbl... [Full Article...]

Oilers upset over non-call on Ducks' tying goal

Oilers upset over non-call on Ducks' tying goal All things little and big that the Ducks had done right to win the previous two games at Edmonton they did wrong in a nightmarish second period Friday, and the Oilers jumped on them. Heading into Game 6, there was nothing untrue about what the Oilers' players were saying. "We don't feel there will be any residual effects". As he sat on the bench staring glumly, Connor McDavid came up behin... [Full Article...]

Indians can't hold onto lead, lose to Blue Jays

It was Carrera's 17th straight game with a hit as a starter for Toronto. "His jersey is not even recognizable anymore". Four of his seven swinging strikes against the Mariners came on the change. His hit handcuffed Taylor Motter, bouncing off the glove of the diving Mariners second baseman and dribbling into shallow right field. He pitched one inning between the two stints on April 30 when the... [Full Article...]

NHL Playoffs: Capitals suffocate Penguins with defense, force Game 7

The Capitals have played a smart brand of hockey, completely removing the odd-man rushes the other way. Pittsburgh's problem has been generating offense. We're talking about a simple check-in on the brain of one of the best players in hockey, and there's either a blatant miscommunication happening here or someone just isn't telling the truth. [Full Article...]

Leonard ruled out of Game 2 with sprained ankle

During one stretch, San Antonio made only 2 of 17 field goals, while Golden State was shooting 67 percent from the field. Game 2 in the series is Tuesday night back at Oracle Arena. Leonard was expected to undergo an MRI this morning and his status for Game Two is questionable. Iguodala sat out the second half on Sunday, although Brown insisted afterward it was more of a coach's decision tha... [Full Article...]

Man Utd legend Neville: Spurs cannot afford to lose stars for Wembley

The pop duo wrote themselves into Spurs" folklore by releasing four FA Cup final singles, including "Ossie's Dream' in 1981, when the club beat Manchester City at Wembley. He added: "We've just got to next season go out and try and win some trophies, and go into the new season as proper title contenders and players who can win trophies". [Full Article...]

Man Utd fans react to Spurs defeat outside White Hart Lane

Man Utd fans react to Spurs defeat outside White Hart Lane After the final whistle, Ginola and other ex-players, including Ledley King and Teddy Sheringham, made their way onto the pitch for a closing ceremony. "We've got to believe", Kane said of the transition. Our new home will slowly embrace and engulf the old one. Spurs will be asked to adjust first to the confines of Wembley, then to their new stadium slated to open ahead of the 2018/19 season. [Full Article...]

Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics - 5/15/17 NBA Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The smallest player on the court came up biggest when his team needed it most, and the gangliest player on the court had the playoff game of his career. They came out and challenged us heavy, put a nice little run together. I just want the city to know we love them for all the support they give us. "We can't let plays go by, every possession is going to count". [Full Article...]

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