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Oklahoma State sets school record in April with seven ideal scores Oklahoma State sets school record in April with seven ideal scores
- May 11, 2019

A total of 17 programs received ideal scores for the most recent years. WVU's average April score of 985 is higher than the NCAA's overall four-year April average score of 983. Morris' former school, SMU, has a multi-year score of 967, which encompasses all of Morris' three seasons with the program, plus partial academic years under other head coaches. (more...)
Celtics Notes: Kyrie Irving Reacts To Bucks’ Thrashing Of Celtics Celtics Notes: Kyrie Irving Reacts To Bucks’ Thrashing Of Celtics
- May 11, 2019

And they'll likely get their wish because as Rose pointed out, Brad Stevens and the Celtics have a set system - and Irving doesn't appear to be a fit anymore. "Because I've been dealing with some bulls-t", Rozier said, per The Athletic's Jay King. If it's going to happen again, Irving assured he's not going to be gun-shy about taking shots. (more...)
Roger Federer clinches 1,200th career win at Madrid Open Roger Federer clinches 1,200th career win at Madrid Open
- May 11, 2019

They had come out in droves on a rare day on which the "big three" of Roger Federer , Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were all in action. The King of Clay is [1.30] to progress , which actually looks a little on the generous side - I'd be surprised if he was ousted by the current version of Wawrinka in the evening match. (more...)
Avalanche's game-tying goal overturned in Game 7 loss Avalanche's game-tying goal overturned in Game 7 loss
- May 10, 2019

Pavelski's injury happened midway through the third period in Game 7 against Vegas on April 23 with San Jose trailing 3-0. After a cross-check from Vegas forward Cody Eakin , Pavelski collided with Knights forward Paul Stastny and fell head-first to the ice. (more...)
Durant leaves Game 5 after apparent non-contact leg injury Durant leaves Game 5 after apparent non-contact leg injury
- May 10, 2019

Regardless of what happens in Game 5, there are only, at a maximum, two more games before the Western Conference Finals, so the Warriors are likely hoping that Durant's time out will be as short as possible. "Avengers: Endgame" apparently didn't end soon enough for Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson , who reportedly walked out of the Marvel blockbuster an hour early. (more...)
Lionel Messi left at Anfield by Barcelona bus after Liverpool defeat Lionel Messi left at Anfield by Barcelona bus after Liverpool defeat
- May 09, 2019

Winning against Barcelona when you are actually 3-0 down makes it not easier. "I don't tell my missus "wait for me at home, we will have a party after the game because we'll win it". Had £90mil to spend, signs Wijnaldum in 2015 and a disaster-class in management guides Newcastle to the championship and we sell Wijnaldum to Liverpool . (more...)
New York Knicks Back In The Championship Conversation? New York Knicks Back In The Championship Conversation?
- May 09, 2019

The Bay Area team are desperate to keep him and are nearly certain to make the best offer, which is a five-year deal worth $221 million. Similarly, Irving's best deal will also come from Boston Celtics when he enters free agency in the summer, but his backtracking from his verbal commitment to re-sign with them has seen many predicting he will join Durant in NY. (more...)
4 thoughts on Kyrie Irving’s baffling playoff performance 4 thoughts on Kyrie Irving’s baffling playoff performance
- May 09, 2019

The Celtics and Irving, who averaged 23.8 points, 6.9 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game this season, have had a tumultuous season and now trail Milwaukee, 3-1 in their best-of-seven second round National Basketball Association playoff series. (more...)
Klopp confirms duo out of Barcelona clash Klopp confirms duo out of Barcelona clash
- May 08, 2019

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England global claimed he does not expect Klopp to overload the forward line in the absence of injured duo Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino and play a posse of reserve attackers in the semi-final second leg. (more...)
Manchester United finding David De Gea's replacement already? Manchester United finding David De Gea's replacement already?
- May 07, 2019

He can also forget about being named Manchester United's player of the year for the fifth time in six seasons, despite there being a dearth of alternatives. "We support each other", the manager said after the draw with Chelsea . "But there's no chance any of us will point fingers because he's saved us so many times". (more...)
Manchester City clinch domestic double with FA Cup triumph over West Ham Manchester City clinch domestic double with FA Cup triumph over West Ham
- May 07, 2019

Manchester City are bidding to add a second trophy to their cabinet this season after clinching the League Cup in February, while West Ham are in their first FA Cup final, in their maiden season as a professional club. "Of course, they will have to play the game of their lives but they are walking out at Wembley Stadium in front of more than 50,000 people and they shouldn't need any more motivation than that". (more...)
Kawhi Leonard Impresses Again as Raptors Tie Series With Game 4 Win Kawhi Leonard Impresses Again as Raptors Tie Series With Game 4 Win
- May 07, 2019

Through three quarters on Sunday afternoon, the Toronto Raptors had done a lot of things right, and some much less so. Leonard is already in the conversation of the best two-way players in the N.B.A., and his ceiling keeps rising. Kawhi Leonard dominated Game 4 with 39 points, 14 rebounds and five assists in almost 43 minutes. After tons of scrutiny by pundits and fans across social media, Kyle Lowry , Marc Gasol , and Serge Ibaka all had bounce back games on both sides of the court. (more...)
The worst is yet to come for Man United The worst is yet to come for Man United
- May 06, 2019

You want someone who's going to know the market to go and buy players, to bring the best out of them, and you're competing with Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino, Jurgen Klopp. "Of course at the moment it's in the hands of Chelsea but we still have six points to play for", Herrera said. "Over 90 minutes we weren't good enough, we missed chances to put the game away, created many chances and didn't let them in our half really", Solksjaer told Sky Sports . (more...)
Real Madrid target Hazard fronts Chelsea kit launch: It just feels right Real Madrid target Hazard fronts Chelsea kit launch: It just feels right
- May 06, 2019

The Belgium worldwide on the Blues' books is considered to form part of world football's elite, as his consistency across many years has cemented a standing alongside the very best players on the planet. Hazard is seen as the player to spark this Real Madrid team into life, especially with the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo having left a huge shortfall in terms of goals and chances. (more...)
Europa League: Arsenal hammer Valencia 3-1 at Emirates Europa League: Arsenal hammer Valencia 3-1 at Emirates
- May 05, 2019

Arsenal , Europa League semi-finalists previous year, had lost three consecutive Premier League games to drop to fifth place in the table with two games left - undermining their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League via a top-four finish. (more...)
Oxlade-Chamberlain set to play a role in Liverpool’s run Oxlade-Chamberlain set to play a role in Liverpool’s run
- May 05, 2019

If you want to win in football you have to accept that you can lose. "Yes, of course, it's flawless that he's back", Klopp said to the club's official website. As for Liverpool, they at least have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back from a long-term injury, with Klopp adding: "It's ideal that Ox is back". What we know is that Naby Keita will play the CAN 2019'. (more...)
Nine-man Tottenham lose again as Travers makes his mark Nine-man Tottenham lose again as Travers makes his mark
- May 05, 2019

Spurs would have guaranteed Champions League football next season had they won on the south coast but red cards for Son Heung-min and Juan Foyth killed their chances of that as they fell to Nathan Ake's late goal. The match starts at 19:30 on 4 May 2019. Travers was almost beaten by a shot unleashed by Lucas Moura from the half-way line as he was caught off his line in the opening exchanges, before his started to show his class with a series of saves to deny Tottenham. (more...)
Bruins' top line produces series-tying performance in Columbus Bruins' top line produces series-tying performance in Columbus
- May 05, 2019

All Marchand could do was watch as the referee sent Jenner back to the faceoff dot for a chance to even the score, mano a mano, against Tuukka Rask . The Blue Jackets didn't take the deficit lying down, although their first goal did come with significant help. Boston's power play had continued to have issues despite that early power-play goal in the first period. (more...)
Suns announce Monty Williams as head coach Suns announce Monty Williams as head coach
- May 04, 2019

However, heading into yet another "most important offseason in franchise history!" kind of summer, the Suns can be afforded no such luxury. "Monty is well respected for his coaching pedigree, leadership and commitment to the community, all of which make him the ideal person to lead our team moving forward". (more...)
Kentucky Derby Surprise: The Favorite Is Out Kentucky Derby Surprise: The Favorite Is Out
- May 03, 2019

Omaha Beach had breezed impressively over the Churchill Downs track for a week, including a stout five-furlong workout over the weekend. "I'm all in with Flo", he said. Mandella, who has never won the Derby with six previous starters, was quietly confident. Another Kentucky Derby contender may be out before the gates even fly open. (more...)
Virgil Van Dijk’s focused on Barcelona, not Ballon d’Or Virgil Van Dijk’s focused on Barcelona, not Ballon d’Or
- May 03, 2019

The former Wales striker scored 32 goals in 41 league matches (47 in 65 across all competitions), as Liverpool completed a historic treble that season by winning the league title, the League Cup and the European Cup. You deserve the award, no doubt about that, but I think you agree there could have been three, four, five, six more players in the Team of the Year with a Liverpool shirt on. (more...)
Eric Bailly Ruled Out Of Final Two Matches And African Nations Cup Eric Bailly Ruled Out Of Final Two Matches And African Nations Cup
- May 02, 2019

And, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last night revealed that Bailly was likely to miss the remainder of the campaign, a full diagnosis of the 25-year-old's injury has since been provided. The tournament is due to start on June 21 and concludes on July 19. That was Bailly's first league start since February 3, but now he is ruled out of Manchester United's remaining matches against Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City, the club confirmed on Monday. (more...)
Bruins Drop Game Two in Heartbreaking Double Overtime Fashion Bruins Drop Game Two in Heartbreaking Double Overtime Fashion
- May 02, 2019

Not to be outdone, Sergei Bobrovsky had a series of spectacular saves too, including stoning Patrice Bergeron on two strong chances. It's looking smarter and smarter for GM Jarmo Kekalainen to have kept Panarin around instead of trading him at the deadline; the Breadman became the first Blue Jackets player with four goals in a single postseason with his game-tying goal at 8:03 of the second period , an absurd shot from a seemingly impossible angle . (more...)
Neymar Apologizes For Altercation With Fan Following PSG Loss Neymar Apologizes For Altercation With Fan Following PSG Loss
- May 01, 2019

However, Neymar apologized on Instagram as he said, "Did I act badly? Yes". "It's hard to say that we're not fragile mentally. we're always missing that little something extra", Tuchel said after the Rennes defeat. Sometimes an experienced player says something and they do not care, or the manager says something and they do not care. The coach himself speaks, and they retort. (more...)
Thiem rolls to Barcelona title Thiem rolls to Barcelona title
- May 01, 2019

Dominic Thiem of Austria jumps into a pool with ball boys and girls after his victory in the final of the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament against Daniil Medvedev of Russian Federation in two sets 6-4, 6-0, in Barcelona , Spain, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (more...)
Paul Pierce thinks the Celtics-Bucks series is ‘over’ Paul Pierce thinks the Celtics-Bucks series is ‘over’
- May 01, 2019

In game two of the series, Irving scored a series high 37 points, securing a close single-digit 99-91 win April 17, according to the National Basketball Association website. Asked by Michelle Beadle if the series is "over", Pierce said he thinks it is. Celtics: Boston players wore a black stripe with the No. 17 on their jerseys to honor Hall of Famer John Havlicek, who died Thursday at the age of 79. (more...)
England's Hales banned for recreational drug use England's Hales banned for recreational drug use
- April 30, 2019

Apart from that, Hales had tested positive for drug use once before as well, something that compounds his present offence. Once a test is failed for a second time, an automatic three-week ban comes into effect from the date the player is informed of the results, along with a fine of five per-cent of their annual salary. (more...)
Chelsea's Season has been a Success - Sarri Chelsea's Season has been a Success - Sarri
- April 29, 2019

I thought we had a good first half: we scored, we created chances. But De Gea's mistake led to Alonso hauling the visitors level and the draw keeps fourth-placed Chelsea three points clear of sixth-placed United with just two Premier League matches of the season remaining. (more...)
Real Madrid Real Madrid "confident" of signing Hazard this summer
- April 29, 2019

However, the club's manager Zinedine Zidane is not too interested or upbeat about the prospect of signing the ex-Barcelona forward Neymar . Not since 2005-6 have Madrid seen so many penalty decisions go against, with no less than seven to date in this, the first campaign played utilising the new technology. (more...)
FC Barcelona Boss: Why Lionel Messi Was Benched FC Barcelona Boss: Why Lionel Messi Was Benched
- April 28, 2019

Barcelona have almost clinched La Liga for the second straight season and ahead of their match with Alaves , the Catalan giants had a nine-point lead in in the league with five games remaining. The result extended Barcelona's unbeaten streak to 21 matches in all competitions. They have not lost in the league since November a year ago, when they fell 4-3 to Real Betis Balompie at home. (more...)
Blazers Advance After Defeating Thunder Blazers Advance After Defeating Thunder
- April 28, 2019

After a drama-filled and disappointing season for the Oklahoma City Thunder , Russell Westbrook remains as defiant as ever. Westbrook does a lot of things on the court very well. He actually upped his 3-point volume against Portland, averaging 6.8 attempts per game. The result of the series reflected his ineffectiveness. He shot just 36% from the field and 32.4% from 3-point range as Oklahoma City was eliminated in five games. (more...)
Raptors vs Sixers: Three keys to the series Raptors vs Sixers: Three keys to the series
- April 28, 2019

However, unlike past years, the Raptors quickly rebounded, marching to four straight playoff victories for the first time in franchise history to dispatch the Magic in five games. Add to it the rumor that Embiid is still dealing with knee tendinitis, and this match-up could be the one of the primary causes of the Sixers' downfall in this series. (more...)
Bogut's Warriors get 'wake-up call' from Clippers Bogut's Warriors get 'wake-up call' from Clippers
- April 28, 2019

The Houston Rockets enter Wednesday's game five with a 3-1 series lead over the Utah Jazz in the opening round of the NBA Playoffs. "Yeah, I want.that's what I want", Capela told the media about facing the Warriors. "It's their mistake for looking ahead". As I've said before, I've never had a group where you wanted to, in the morning, you raced to the auto, you raced to practice just because you love being around them. (more...)
Mother, 14-year-old killed as tornado slams Louisiana Mother, 14-year-old killed as tornado slams Louisiana
- April 28, 2019

John Bel Edwards tweeted . First responders have not yet been able to retrieve the bodies because it has been deemed too risky. Photos shared on social media show serious damage around campus, including the sports complex. "Devastation is the way it looks", said Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker after flying over the city in a helicopter to assess the damage. Walker said that immediately after the tornado swept through Ruston, about three-quarters of the area was without power. (more...)
Ian Rush sends title race warning to Liverpool FC stars Ian Rush sends title race warning to Liverpool FC stars
- April 27, 2019

Liverpool defeated Cardiff 2-0 to remain at the top of the Premier League but were helped to victory after a penalty when Salah was taken down in the box. "We are on 89 points and Liverpool 88 points and it's tough because there are still three games to play, it is incredible", the Spaniard said. Liverpool's breakthrough against relegation-threatened Cardiff only came in the second half - the sixth successive league game which Liverpool has won by scoring a victor after the break. (more...)
Man City attacker Sterling: Gerrard great role model for me Man City attacker Sterling: Gerrard great role model for me
- April 27, 2019

Paul Pogba has divided opinions at Manchester United since his return to the club in the summer of 2016. Liverpool assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders has lauded the abilities of the Reds' record-signing Virgil van Dijk by praising his command on and off the ball. (more...)
[Teams] Liverpool vs Huddersfield: Confirmed line-ups from Anfield [Teams] Liverpool vs Huddersfield: Confirmed line-ups from Anfield
- April 27, 2019

The Reds get the chance to nose ahead when they welcome to Anfield a Huddersfield Town side that has lost seven in a row in the Premier League. With both sides in stellar form and City holding a crucial one-pound advantage heading into the final three games, the bookmakers are understandably backing the Sky Blues to finish the job and claim the 2019 Premier League title. (more...)
National Football League trade rumors: Dolphins, Cardinals 'close' to Josh Rosen deal National Football League trade rumors: Dolphins, Cardinals 'close' to Josh Rosen deal
- April 27, 2019

If the Dolphins pull it off, they'll look even smarter for hanging onto their first-round pick and not using it on a quarterback. "My job is to come in every day, work hard and get better each and every day, do what I can to make this team better", Murray said. (more...)
Azerbaijan GP practice cancelled after manhole cover incident Azerbaijan GP practice cancelled after manhole cover incident
- April 27, 2019

With safety checks needed on all of the circuit's drain covers, the session was cancelled altogether. He was unhurt, but with more than 300 similar drain covers around the circuit, the race stewards elected to abandon the session to ensure they were all welded down in position. (more...)
UK's PFA chooses team of the year final list, excluding Mo Salah UK's PFA chooses team of the year final list, excluding Mo Salah
- April 26, 2019

But his Liverpool counterpart has reacted to the comments in typically cool fashion. "It's like Highlander, only one of us will be there at the end", the Liverpool manager said. "We don't only play to be champions". "If we win it, we win it". If we don't do it, there are no regrets as long as we give it our best, and I saw that all season from the boys. (more...)