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Momentum with Pune in pursuit of first win over Gujarat

In the one-over eliminator, Mumbai first went out to bat and scored 11 runs for the loss of two wickets. "If we can outclass them in batting, bowling and fielding, there is no reason why we can't beat Mumbai Indians", said a leading Lions player. Read More »

Jets WR Devin Smith out for season with torn ACL

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The 2015 second-round pick tore his ACL in his right knee at the end of the rookie season. The injury will force Smith to miss the 2017 season, according to general manager Mike Maccagnan. There was optimism this would be the season Smith broke out. He got into only four games and caught just one pass. "It's bad luck and bad timing because the kid worked so hard to get back", coach Todd Bowles said . Read More »

Andy Murray losses to Thiem in Barcelona Open semifinals

Nadal, seeking his 10th Barcelona title, struggled in the first set but took control of the match after winning the tiebreaker. That loss prompted Murray to enter Barcelona to prepare for the French Open following a right-elbow injury. "Being in the quarterfinals here again is quite special", said Sharapova, who won the indoor clay event three times from 2012-14. But he will know he had opportunities to reach the final before his charity let Thiem win 6-2 3-6 6-4. Read More »

DH Ramirez leaves game with left leg injury

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Chris Sale was dominant with 12 strikeouts over seven innings for his first victory with Boston , Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Saturday. Manager Kevin Cash said he expected Odorizzi to go on the disabled list. Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi left his start after throwing one pitch in the second inning with left hamstring tightness. Read More »

Cardinals sweep doubleheader from Blue Jays

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Matt Andriese (1-1) allowed four runs, three earned, and struck out four through seven innings. Baseballreference.com describes Total fielding runs above average as the number of runs above or below average the player was worth based on the number or plays made. Read More »

Vardy strikes to haul Leicester to safety

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The Baggies continued their late-season struggles last Sunday, as a Roberto Firmino header settled affairs in the West Midlands last weekend - West Brom's third loss on the bounce. Shakespeare left West Brom in 2008 to be reunited with former Baggies boss Nigel Pearson at Leicester and the 53-year-old is now in charge of the Foxes for the remainder of this season following Claudio Ranieri's sacking in February. Read More »

Murray Survives Ramos Threat In Barcelona, Rafa Runs Away From Chung

The world number 19 sent the Brit packing at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters last week despite facing a 4-0 deficit in set three and had the chance to serve out the match for a place in the semifinal on Friday. Nadal, seeking his 10th Barcelona title, struggled in the first set but took control of the match after winning the tiebreaker. It was a very bad beginning for Murray, who started the match without moving well and allowing Ramos to play an aggressive tennis. Read More »

Did Mercedes F1 Team Sandbag During Sochi Practice?

Mercedes has won all of the three previous races held at the Sochi Autodrom and led every lap, and Vettel said he felt Mercedes had been "sand-bagging" - deliberately holding back to lure Ferrari into a false sense of superiority. Championship leader Sebastian Vettel claimed pole on Saturday, with team-mate Kimi Raikkonen edging out fellow Finn Valtteri Bottas for second. There were more concerns for Red Bull Racing when Daniel Ricciardo's vehicle lost power on track before he ended ... Read More »

Jimmy Butler Supports Bulls Keeping Rajon Rondo

As expected, the 2016-17 Chicago Bulls were taken out back and shot by the Boston Celtics on Friday night, another home playoff embarrassment. The Hawks turned the ball over six times during that five-minute stretch, making things easy for the Wizards. Read More »

Orioles go for sweep of Red Sox with Gausman on mound

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Baltimore pitcher Dylan Bundy took a five-hitter into the 8th inning and allowed only six hits in the game while striking out three to shut down the Red Sox offense. He did hurt me. When asked for his own thoughts after the play, Pedroia said: "I'm not the baseball police, man". I love Manny Machado . I was just seeing where the ball was going to be for a double play. Read More »

Rockets Ready For Challenge Posed By Westbrook

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That should be must-see TV, along with the matchup of MVP candidates in the first round with Harden and Russell Westbrook . After a dismal 41-41 season a year ago, the Rockets used a 20-2 sizzling stretch from December 1 through January 10 to put a virtual chokehold on the No. Read More »

How to watch Espanyol vs. Barcelona

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Barcelona will assess captain Andres Iniesta ahead of the Espanyol match after he missed training on Friday with an adductor problem. Iniesta is bothered by a right leg muscle injury and did not practice on Friday. "He will be vital for us". Speaking about the possibility of handing Barcelona the title, as a Tenerife side led by another ex-Madrid man Jorge Valdano did by thwarting Los Blancos late in 1991-92 and 1992-93, Michel this week proclaimed himself to be "much more of a ... Read More »

Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder

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But they seemed to have found their stride in Chicago by finding success in several categories. CHICAGO (AP) - Isaiah Thomas scored 33 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-95 on Sunday to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-all. Read More »

Raptors barely get by Bucks in Game 6, advance to second round

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The Toronto Raptors almost collapsed all the way in the fourth quarter of Game 6, when they allowed the Milwaukee Bucks to go on a 34-7 run to retake the lead with 2 minutes and 29 seconds to go. The Raptors got a stop, moved the ball, and Joseph, who was 0-for-3 for the game, nailed a three. The Raptors now have back-to-back double-digit wins after losing by 27 at Milwaukee in Game 3, and the Bucks are trying to rediscover that form before losing their eighth consecutive playoff series ... Read More »

Cavs coach hosting TV party to watch Bucks-Raptors series

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We all know, whether it's in sports or in life, paying through the nose for something does not guarantee results. "We're not better than past year from a personnel standpoint". He's playing high minutes anyway, so he doesn't have to handle it and feel like he has to do everything every minute of the game. Although defense sounds like the right word to use. Read More »

Grizzlies Season Ends With 103-96 Loss To Spurs In Game 6

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And yet the Grizzlies had that seven-point lead halfway through the fourth quarter. Games 3 and 4 allowed Grizzlies fans (and to a large extent the Grizzlies Internet Commentariat) to forget and/or ignore some of the larger issues that loomed behind the first two games-issues that made the Grizzlies the underdogs in the series in the first place. Read More »

Banned Neymar Joins Teammates In Barcelona's El Clasico Victory

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The Blaugrana go into the game top of the table, albeit having played a game more, following their El Clasico success with the title race now very much back on. Ronaldinho played alongside Messi at Barcelona between 2004 and 2008, and the 37-year-old has hailed his fellow South American for reaching 500. "He keeps showing that in the most important games, which is when you really see him". Read More »

Cleveland Browns: 3 takeaways from Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft

RISING RBs: Louisiana State RB LEONARD FOURNETTE (fourth overall, Jacksonville) and Stanford RB CHRISTIAN MC CAFFREY (eighth overall, Carolina) were both selected within the first ten picks of the 2017 NFL Draft, the first time two running backs were selected in the top 10 since 2005 (RONNIE BROWN, CEDRIC BENSON and CADILLAC WILLIAMS ). Read More »

Bucs add receiver, safety, linebacker on 2nd day of draft

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Essentially, Tampa Bay head coach Dirk Koetter got himself his own version of Tony Gonzalez from when he used to be the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons. The latest UPI mock draft has the Buccaneers picking Florida State running back Dalvin Cook with the No. 19 pick. That's why McDougald is gone and Wilcox is in, and it is why there's a good chance that Evans can step in right away and take snaps away from Wilcox, Keith Tandy and Chris Conte. Read More »

Sunderland relegated from Premier League after a decade

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Bournemouth are now on 38 points, seven clear of the relegation zone, having ended a four-match winless run with a 4-0 win over Middlesbrough last weekend. A job like Bournemouth , which has effectively secured a third season in the Premier League thanks to Josh King's 88th-minute goal. "I fear for Sunderland - even with Moyes in charge" - Kevin Kilbane's MOTD2 analysis Patrick van Aanholt scored Sunderland's consolation after Cristhian Stuani's two goals for the visitors. Read More »

Nastase suspended by ITF for hurling abuse during Fed Cup

Nastase, 70, a former world number one and two-time Grand Slam title victor, was kicked out of the tie on Saturday after swearing at the umpire, Britain's pregnant captain Anne Keothavong and their number one player Johanna Konta. Shriver said she spoke to friends about Nastase's behavior when she was younger but never reported it. " This man has not been respectful of women for a long, long time ", she said. Read More »

Patriots, Trump hit back on White House crowd

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The narrative has been that many Patriots were not attending to protest President Donald Trump. "An earlier version of this article included photos comparing the size of the Patriots' gathering at the White House in 2015 and the gathering on Wednesday", read the correction . Read More »

Red Sox put on a power display to beat Orioles, 6-2

On Friday night, Machado took out Red Sox star second baseman Dustin Pedroia with a cleats-up slide that came pretty late. "Because he's the leader of that clubhouse, and if he can't control his own teammates, then there's a bigger issue over there". Read More »

Bruins Eliminated From Playoffs With 3-2 Loss to Senators in OT

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You would have liked another game or round of experience for numerous B's young pieces, but you're nuts if you don't walk away from this series with a positive outlook given the sneak peek at a guy like Charlie McAvoy. "Andersen was unbelievable, obviously, keeping them in the game", the Capitals' Alex Ovechkin said. This time, the Senators want a better result . Read More »

Rafael Nadal wins his 10th Monte-Carlo Masters

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After ending the 2016 season early due to wrist injury, Nadal returned to action with a stunning run at Australian Open, in which he finished as runner-up following loss to Roger Federer in a hard-fought title match. Sunday's match was the first all left-handed Monte-Carlo Masters final since 2010, when Nadal won the title against compatriot Fernando Verdasco. Nadal's next target will be his home event in Barcelona, where he owns nine titles. Read More »

Mercedes mulls team orders to foil Ferrari

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We made the call. For Bottas, though, the team orders were far from welcome. But that engine gave up with just a couple of laps to go. Pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas finished in third position, with Kimi Raikkonen crossing the line in fourth. Read More »