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Early in the third quarter, the Oklahoma City Thunder trailed by 25. It looked like their season was over — and, questions about Paul George’s future, and whether he would leave as a free agent in July, were already on the way. The Thunder had no life, no energy, and, seemingly, no chance.

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Then, out of nowhere, the Thunder started a comeback. And, before long, they had completed it.

Oklahoma City, which ended the game on a 61-28 run over the final 20:32, eventually came away with a 107-99 victory to send their series with the Utah Jazz back to Salt Lake City for Game 6 Friday night.

“Just continue to go,” said Russell Westbrook, who had 45 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists — including scoring 33 points in the second half on 12-for-23 shooting, including 5 for 7 from three.

“We have a great group of guys in the locker room who never quit. “We have everyone doubting us, and we just have to take it one game at a time, go to Utah and get it back here for a Game 7.”

It truly was a remarkable turnaround. No one watching the game when the comeback began could see it coming. That seemed to include the players, who looked lifeless and disinterested. The crowd inside Chesapeake Energy Arena was quiet.

But then one shot after another started falling, the Jazz offense disintegrated and everything changed. From the moment Jae Crowder scored to make it 71-46 with 8:32 remaining in the third quarter, Westbrook and Paul George took over.

Just look at their numbers: 20-for-35 shooting overall, including with 6 for 8 from three-point range, and 8 for 9 from the foul line. They combined to score 54 of Oklahoma City’s 61 points, and nearly doubled Utah up (54-28) by themselves.

It was a truly remarkable performance — one that showed both the potential that tandem can have together, and the confusion as to why the game was so much different up until they took off.

One thing that worked in Oklahoma City’s favor: foul trouble for star center Rudy Gobert, who drew his fifth foul in the third quarter and wasn’t the same impactful presence inside he was throughout the series.

But really this was all about Westbrook and George powering the Thunder back from the dead, and ensuring they’ll get at least one more chance to play together Friday night.

It has been a repetitive theme throughout the series between the Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves, that Houston had a fundamental advantage from the start because of the math that comes with taking so many more threes than Minnesota.

That was the case again in Game 5 — and helped bring the series to a close.

Houston went 18 for 44 from three-point range in Game 5, while Minnesota went 9 for 19. Those 27 points more than made the difference in a 122-104 victory for Houston, giving the Rockets the series 4-1 and moving them on to face either the Utah Jazz or Oklahoma City Thunder.

Clint Capela had 26 points and 15 rebounds for the Rockets, while James Harden had 24 points and 12 assists. Karl-Anthony Towns had 23 points, 14 rebounds and four assists for the Timberwolves, while Jimmy Butler — who has dealt with injuries throughout the series — had eight points, five rebounds and five assists and didn’t play in the fourth quarter.

Back-to-back three-pointers by Russell Westbrook and Alex Abrines have opened up a five-point lead for Oklahoma City with 5:50 to go in the fourth quarter.

It is now a 50-20 run for Oklahoma City since the 8:32 mark of the third quarter, as the Jazz have committed seven turnovers and the Thunder have gotten nuclear hot.

It took until the Oklahoma City Thunder were trailing by 25 points, but they finally found some life.

A 22-3 run for Oklahoma City in the third quarter has allowed the Thunder to get back within single digits in a game they looked completely out of just a few minutes ago.

That run has been powered largely by Russell Westbrook, who has 14 points in the third quarter alone.

Of equal importance: Jazz center Rudy Gobert picked up his fifth foul during this run. Those two events coupled together have Oklahoma City suddenly with all the momentum as the third quarter draws to a close.

Once again, the Minnesota Timberwolves are in the game at halftime.

We’ll see how they handle the third quarter.

In Game 4, the Houston Rockets scored 50 points in the first half before dropping the same number in the third, taking what had been a nip-and-tuck game and turning it into a blowout.

The Timberwolves have gone on the road and hung tough through the first half and now into the third, giving the Rockets — who had the league’s best record — far more than most expected them to.

If that’s enough to get them a win Wednesday, though — and, with it, send this series back to Minnesota for Game 6 — remains to be seen.

The Utah Jazz have picked up right where they left off in Game 4 against Oklahoma City in Game 5, and are running the Thunder off their home court.

The Thunder have been dominated so far by the Jazz, who entered halftime with a 15-point lead and have only increased it in the second half. Oklahoma City, frankly, looks like it has given up.

The Jazz are now 12 for 22 from three-point range, while the Thunder are 2 for 10. Oklahoma City’s stars — Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony — are a combined 11-for-36, including 1 for 8 from 3.

LeBron James decided he wasn’t losing this game.

So, on a night where his teammates did next to nothing to help him, he made sure that he didn’t.

James blocked Victor Oladipo at the basket at one end, then rose up and buried a buzzer-beating three-pointer at the other to ensure the Cleveland Cavaliers emerged with a heart-stopping 98-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers to give Cleveland a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.

thinking about. After driving past James and looking like he was going to make a layup, James came flying back into the play and blocked him at the rim, with Cleveland securing the rebound and calling timeout with three seconds to go.

James may have committed a goaltending foul on the play, but it was exceedingly close. Even if he had, though, the ball looked like it should have been out off of Indiana on the prior possession instead of Cleveland, which is what allowed Indiana to get the ball in the first place.

In other words: It evened out.

Then James took the inbounds pass, made one dribble to his left, rose up and buried his only three of the game over Thaddeus Young to move Cleveland within a win of advancing to the second round.

After doing so, he went and leapt up on the scorer’s table, celebrating with the sellout crowd inside Quicken Loans Arena that, just moments earlier, was wondering if it was seeing James play for the final time in a Cavaliers uniform at home.

“They know me,” James said. “They know me. My 15 years, I’ve spent 11 here.

“I’m just trying to make my teammates proud, my fans proud.”

More importantly, he gave them a desperately-needed win.

Sources confirmed the report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the Atlanta Hawks and Coach Mike Budenholzer have parted ways.

After Budenholzer had interviewed with the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns in recent days, it seemed like only a matter of time before he was extricated from the two years and $13 million remaining on his contract to pursue another job on the open market.

It was clear Budenholzer wasn’t on board with the beginning of a long rebuild in Atlanta. After he relinquished his control over basketball operations last summer when Travis Schlenk came over from Golden State and became the team’s general manager, it isn’t a surprise this was the eventual outcome.

Now Atlanta can hire a young coach to go with Schlenk into their rebuild, while Budenholzer can look for another job. Expect him to get a lot of attention from the Milwaukee Bucks, who could see their season end Thursday if they lose Game 6 of their series at home to the Boston Celtics and who are both expected to be looking for a coach to replace interim man Joe Prunty and looking to make a splash with Giannis Antetokounmpo now three years away from free agency and with Milwaukee moving into a brand new arena next season.

With 3:38 remaining in the fourth quarter of Game 5 between the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards, Raptors guard Delon Wright got the ball well behind the three-point arc as the shot clock was winding down. Wright, who had gone 2 for 9 from three the past three games, buried the shot.

On the next possession, Bradley Beal got a good look from three to match it. Beal, an all-star shooting guard, missed the shot.

Sometimes, the NBA really is a make-or-miss league. And that sequence could decide how this first-round series plays out.

Wright’s three-pointer started a 12-0 run for the Raptors over the final few minutes of the fourth quarter, taking a game that had gone back-and-forth throughout to one Toronto managed to win going away, claiming a 108-98 victory to take a 3-2 lead in this best-of-seven series.

The Wizards will have a chance to even the series at home in Game 6 Friday night, but through 44 minutes they’d put themselves in a perfect position to win Wednesday and didn’t. John Wall played a terrific game, finishing with 26 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, but he had seven turnovers and appeared to run out of gas in the second half as Wizards Coach Scott Brooks didn’t learn his lesson from Game 7 against the Boston Celtics last year and tried to play Wall the entire second half.

Wall — along with the rest of the Wizards — faded late, with only Kelly Oubre Jr. played more than 14 minutes off Washington’s bench. Washington will also rue going just 5 for 26 from three — including 2 for 18 among anyone not named Beal. Oubre, in particular, struggled, going 1 for 7.

DeMar DeRozan was terrific for Toronto, finishing with 32 points, while Wright had 18 off the bench.

The Cleveland Cavaliers were in trouble at halftime of Game 5 against the Indiana Pacers.

Then LeBron James took over.

Cleveland started the third quarter on a 20-3 run, and currently has a 27-10 advantage in the third over Indiana. James, who has 31 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, has turned himself into a one-man battering ram, pounding the Pacers into submission by attacking the rim and either scoring or getting to the foul line, where he has yet to miss.

Through three quarters, Wizards-Raptors remains a tight affair. After one, the Wizards led by one. At halftime, the Raptors led by one. And, after three quarters, Toronto maintains a 79-78 lead.

The game remains in the same place, with Washington forcing Toronto to give the ball to their stars and make them carry the Raptors home, while limiting Toronto’s support players.

If the Wizards could make a three — they are now 4 for 16 in this game — they would be in a strong position heading into the fourth. As it is, they should still feel good about things after Bradley Beal got going in the third and John Wall continued what has been a superb game.

A key sequence to watch: the start of the fourth quarter, when DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are both on the bench. The Wizards would be wise to get some separation here if they can.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in trouble.

Even with LeBron James scoring 20 points on 9-for-11 shooting, Cleveland finds itself trailing by nine at halftime to the Indiana Pacers in Game 5.

The reason why? The rest of the Cavaliers are a combined 10 for 30 from the field. Kevin Love is 2 for 7, J.R. Smith is 0 for 4. The Cavaliers as a whole are just 3 for 12 from three.

Indiana, meanwhile, is shooting 55 percent from the floor, has made four of its eight shots from three, has taken more free throws and created 14 points off nine Cavaliers turnovers.

Perhaps the most troubling sign for Cleveland? Victor Oladipo has shot just 2 for 9. If he gets back to his usual percentages in the second half, this could easily be a loss for Cleveland.

The Washington Wizards are losing by a point at halftime of Game 5 in Toronto. Despite that, this game is playing out pretty well from Washington’s perspective.

Yes, DeMar DeRozan was great in the first half, scoring 20 points on 7-for-13 shooting. The rest of the Raptors, though, are a combined 11 for 27 – including 2 for 10 from three-point range. Remove Kyle Lowry from those numbers, and they get even worse: 8 for 21, and 1 for 7 from three.

In Game 1, the “others” for Toronto — meaning everyone but DeRozan and Lowry — were a combined 31 for 51 from the field, and 13 for 21 from three. In Game 2, they were 28 for 4 from the field, and 9 for 21 from three. Both of those, not surprisingly, were Raptors wins.

When the series shifted back to Washington, however, the Wizards began to switch more and made a concerted effort to take the depth players out of the game. The results were immediate: 21 for 44 overall and 6 for 17 from three in Game 3, and 17 for 35 overall and 2 for 8 from three in Game 4.

Not only did Toronto’s shooting percentage dip among those players, particularly from three, but their shot attempts did, too. In essence, the Wizards have forced the Raptors back into what they’ve been for so many years: a team overly reliant on DeRozan and Lowry to score for them for 48 minutes in the playoffs.

If that holds to form, it would seem the Wizards have put themselves in a position where DeRozan, in particular, will have to do that in Game 5.

And, if that’s the case, Washington should have a golden opportunity to steal homecourt advantage in this series.

Game 5 of Raptors-Wizards is going exactly as Washington would like it to. No one on the Raptors is really clicking besides DeMar DeRozan. The Wizards have turned the ball over a little too much (six so far), but the Raptors only have four points off of them.

One very important thing, however, is not going the Wizards’ way: the play of Bradley Beal.

In 12 minutes, Beal is just 1 for 5 for two points, including missing both of his threes. The Wizards as a team are shooting under 37 percent, but it is Beal that they need to get going. If he can start making shots, that will open up easier opportunities for others.

The Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t get off to a good start in Game 5, but a strong close to the first quarter at least mitigated some of the damage they inflicted on themselves.

LeBron James, as usual, has showed up to play, scoring 14 of Cleveland’s 23 points as the Pacers lead 25-23 after one — a lead that was 10 before the Cavaliers closed the quarter on an 8-0 run that consisted of four baskets by James all within the vicinity of the hoop.

The rest of the Cavaliers, though, haven’t show up. While James went 6 for 7 in the first quarter, the rest of the Cavaliers were just 3-for-15.

If the Washington Wizards are going to win on the road, they’re going to need their all-star guards to carry them home.

John Wall, at least, is getting the job done so far.

Nine points from Wall — including a bucket to end the quarter — has Washington leading by a point after one quarter. DeMar DeRozan has 13 of Toronto’s 22 points, but the rest of the Raptors aren’t getting going early.

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Published on April 29, 2018, 5:44 AM | Updated: April 29, 2018 at 5:50 AM

It all comes down to just one final game to decide which team between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers will be advancing to the second round of the much-anticipated 2018 NBA Playoffs. The Pacers forced the Cavaliers in Friday’s Game 6 to play a winner-take-all Game 7 at Cleveland on Sunday afternoon. Point/shooting guard Victor Oladipo was phenomenal, recording a triple-double with 28 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Oladipo will see if he can mirror his performance on Sunday against the Cavaliers.

Cavaliers’ superstar Lebron James has appeared in the NBA Finals for the last seven consecutive years, first with the Miami Heat and then — in each of the past three years — with the Cavs. But the Pacers could bring that marvelous record to an end when the Indiana face Lebron James and the Cavs in an action-packed playoff Game 7 that will live stream all the way from Cleveland on Sunday afternoon.

But Game 7 Round 1 contest of the 2018 NBA Playoffs have almost always seen LeBron shine to the occasion. James has played in six Game 7 series deciders and managed to secure four consecutive games.

To find out how to watch Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers live stream of the 2018 NBA Playoffs Game 7, see the details at the bottom of this story. The Cavaliers-Pacers start time is scheduled for 1 P.M. ET at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday afternoon, April 29.

James last appeared in a Game 7 in 2016 when the Cavs clinched the first and only NBA championship in the 49-year franchise history. In that matchup, when Cavaliers outshone the defending champion Golden State Warriors, James put up a triple double with 27 point, 11 rebound, 11 assist masterpiece.

The force would appear to be with the Pacers heading into the deciding game of the Round 1 series to advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, after the Indiana stroke Cavs at home by 34 points, 121-87.

Victor Oladipo led the way for the Indiana, in his first year with the organization after three seasons with the Orlando Magic — who drafted him second overall in the 2013 NBA draft — and one in Oklahoma City. Oladipo put up a triple double in Game 6 with 28 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.

To watch a free live stream online of the Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 7 clash, you may log in to ESPN3. The ESPN3 online streaming network is free with any internet service provider (ISP) subscription.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers Game 7

Date: Sunday, April 29
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio
TV: ABC, FSOH (Fox Sports Ohio
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Round 1 Playoff Series Schedule with Score

Game 1 in Cleveland: Pacers 98, Cavaliers 80
Game 2 in Cleveland: Cavaliers 100, Pacers 97
Game 3 in Indianapolis: Pacers 92, Cavaliers 90
Game 4 in Indianapolis: Cavaliers 104, Pacers 100
Game 5 in Cleveland: Cavaliers 98, Pacers 95
Game 6 in Indianapolis: Pacers 121, Cavaliers 87
Game 7 in Cleveland: Sunday, April 29, 1 p.m. ET

Predators vs Jets live

The Winnipeg Jets will be gunning for a third straight shutout victory when they open their second-round playoff series with the Nashville Predators on Friday as +134 road underdogs on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

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The Jets have enjoyed a week off since eliminating the Minnesota Wild with a 5-0 Game 5 win as -220 home favourites last Friday, which marked the club’s 15th victory in 17 outings ahead of Friday night’s Jets versus Predators betting matchup at Bridgestone Arena.

Winnipeg’s decisive Game 5 victory came on the heels of a 2-0 win as -115 road chalk three nights earlier, and extended its current shutout streak to over 141 minutes. Overall, the Jets have held opponents to two or fewer goals in six of their past seven outings, and on 11 occasions during their torrid 15-2-0 run.

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However, the Jets have been streaky on the road at times this season, and have posted wins in just four of their last nine contests away from Bell MTS Centre, and enter their clash with the Predators trailing on the NHL playoff series prices as narrow +120 underdogs.

The Predators open the series as -148 Game 1 favourites after disposing of the pesky Colorado Avalanche in six games. Nashville also closed out their first-round matchup with a shutout, blanking the Avalanche 5-0 as a -180 road wager in Game 6 on Sunday, and have emerged as narrow +440 favourites on the Stanley Cup odds.

Nashville finished the regular season with an NHL-best 117 points, three ahead of the Jets, but has struggled with inconsistency at times in recent weeks, recording just nine wins in its past 16 outings.
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The Predators have avoided consecutive losses while posting wins in 11 of their last 15 games at Bridgestone Arena, but have picked up the win in just three of five all-time playoff series openers on home ice.

Neither team has dominated in recent head-to-head matchups. The Predators took three of five from the Jets during the regular season, including a 3-1 victory in Nashville as -200 chalk on March 13. However, the clubs have each posted four victories over their past eight meetings, with the home team claiming the win on six occasions.

Penguins vs Capitals live stream

Losing to the Penguins is something that has haunted the Washington Capitals over the past few years.

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There will be talk of goalies.

An otherwise brilliant night for Braden Holtby ended in a decidedly inglorious fashion.

But when it comes right down to it, the Penguins took the Metropolitan Division finals opener away from the Capitals thanks to the play of one out-of-this-world duo.

Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel, along with linemate Patric Hornqvist, scored on three consecutive shifts in the third period to lead the Penguins to a wild, come-from-behind 3-2 victory Thursday night.

Game 2 is set for Sunday afternoon in Washington.

“There’s going to be highs and lows throughout the whole series,” Guentzel said. “You gotta stick with it until the end. We wound up getting three and winning the game there.”

The third-period outburst came on the heels of an 8-5 series-clinching win over Philadelphia last Sunday where Guentzel, Crosby and Hornqvist combined for six goals.

When Guentzel and Crosby have been on the ice together this postseason — whether Hornqvist, Dominik Simon or Bryan Rust has been on their right wing — the Penguins have outscored their opponents 18-6. Guentzel leads the league in scoring with seven goals and 16 points. Crosby also has seven goals and is one point behind.

“Whenever you play with Sid, he makes it pretty easy for you and he opens up a lot of space for us,” Guentzel said. “We just tried to take advantage of it.”

Already playing without the injured Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin, the Penguins were in a hole throughout much of the game.

On the first shift of the first period, Alex Ovechkin flew the defensive zone, took a pass from Tom Wilson and set up Evgeny Kuznetsov for a breakaway goal. On the first shift of the third period, Ovechkin scored on a two-on-one to make it 2-0.

Given how brilliantly Holtby played in the first two periods, stopping 17 shots, the Penguins looked like they were in trouble.

“We can’t control how the other goalie plays or if he plays really well and makes a lot of big saves. He made a lot of big stops early in the game,” coach Mike Sullivan said. “We had some high-quality chances, and we don’t score. I do think our guys have a certain resolve about them or a certain resilience. They just stay with it.”

The Penguins bounced back from Washington’s goals in two important ways.

First, goalie Matt Murray was otherwise flawless, making 32 saves.

“He was really solid,” defenseman Kris Letang said. “The goals that they scored, they had a breakaway and a two-on-one. He played tremendous for us.”

Second, the combination of Guentzel, Crosby and Hornqvist, which was on the ice for both Capitals goals, decided it wasn’t going to finish the game on the minus side of the ledger.

First, Hornqvist tipped in a Justin Schultz shot from the right point about three minutes into the third to make it 2-1.

Less than three minutes later, Guentzel made a cross-ice pass from the left point that skipped through Ovechkin and landed on Crosby’s stick in the right faceoff circle for a shot and a goal.

Less than three minutes after that, Crosby intercepted a clearing attempt that Holtby rimmed around the boards at the left half-wall. He quickly shot, and Guentzel scored on a tip to make it 3-2.

“Just gotta stay with it,” Guentzel said. “Right from Sid, he led the way for us, and it was right down the lineup. We knew we were getting the chances. If we got one, it would hopefully become more and it did for us today.”

Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer.

Barcelona vs Deportivo La Coruna live stream

Barcelona have the chance to seal the La Liga title live on Sky Sports Football on Sunday as they travel to Deportivo.

Head coach Ernesto Valverde had a significant distraction of Andres Iniesta’s announcement he would be leaving the club this summer in the build-up to the game – but Barcelona have shrugged off plenty in a season which has seen them snatch a 30-year-old La Liga record for unbeaten matches.

They could have the title wrapped up by the time they face Deportivo at 7.45pm on Sunday night, with nearest challengers Atletico Madrid, 11 points behind with four games remaining, travelling to Alaves earlier in the day and Real Madrid hosting Leganes the day before.

Even if they are victorious, if Barcelona avoid defeat they would guarantee their third league title in four years.

Despite that, there have been questions over the future of manager Ernesto Valverde, after Barca’s embarrassment in the Champions League quarter-finals against Roma.

President Josep Maria Bartomeu told El Larguero: “It’s his project, we’re not talking about it. Someone will have said it, but not the board or the club.

“Nobody doubts Valverde, not after Rome. To recover from defeats, success is assured. A double closes an excellent season.”

Luis Garcia was on target in the 5-0 thrashing of Sevilla in the Copa Del Rey final last week

Deportivo have no such thoughts of success in mind, and could be relegated with anything other than victory, needing to match 17th-placed Levante’s result to guarantee their fight goes on.

Team news

Sergi Roberto is banned after his red card in Barcelona’s last league game, a 2-2 draw away to Celta Vigo before last weekend’s Copa Del Rey final.
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Deportivo have only won one of their last 15 La Liga games against Barcelona (D4 L10); 2-1 at the Riazor last season.
Deportivo suffered their biggest defeat in La Liga history against Barcelona, 0-8 at the Riazor in April 2016.
The Galician side are unbeaten in their last four La Liga games (W2 D2); they were winless in their 15 previous La Liga games (D5 L10).
Barcelona are the first team in La Liga history to go unbeaten in their opening 33 matchdays in a single season (W25 8D).
Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 20 away La Liga games (W14 D6), scoring in each one and kept a clean sheet in ten of them.
Lionel Messi has scored 17 goals in his 16 games against Deportivo in La Liga, however, he hasn’t scored in his last two games against the Galician side.
Luis Suárez has been involved in 12 goals in his four games against Deportivo in La Liga (eight goals and four assists). Only against Deportivo has he scored four goals in a La Liga game away from home (April 2016).
Adrián López has bagged four of the last five Deportivo goals in La Liga and has scored in two of their six games against Barça in the competition (two goals).
Ernesto Valverde has only won two of his nine away La Liga games as a manager against Deportivo (D3 L4); one for Athletic and the other for Valencia.
A draw at Riazor will see Barcelona win their 25th La Liga title, and the seventh in the last ten league seasons.

Watch Deportivo v Barcelona live on Sunday from 7.40pm on Sky Sports Football.

Manchester United va Arsenal live

Manchester United host Arsenal at Old Trafford in what will be Arsene Wenger’s last match against his old rivals. Wenger’s Arsenal team and Manchester United were the dominant forces in the Premier League in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s and had played many memorable matches against each other across various competitions. Since then, though, the Arsenal’s wilting influence on the top end of the table meant that the rivalry meant that the rivalry reduced in intensity. Apart from this, Wenger has also had several run-ins with United’s current boss Jose Mourinho. Mourinho has admitted in recent weeks, though, that he has immense respect for Wenger and that he hopes the Frenchman does not retire from football management

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When is Manchester United’s Premier League match against Arsenal?

Manchester United’s Premier League match against Arsenal will be played on Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Where is Manchester United’s Premier League match against Arsenal?

Manchester United’s Premier League match against Arsenal will be played at Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United. Arsenal had won the reverse fixture 2-0.
What time does Manchester United’s Premier League match against Arsenal start?

Manchester United’s Premier League match against Arsenal starts at 9 PM.
Which TV channels will broadcast Manchester United’s Premier League match against Arsenal?

The match will be broadcast on Star Sports Select and Star Sports Select HD.
How do I watch online live streaming of Manchester United’s Premier League match against Arsenal?

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NHL PLAYOFFS LIVE

It took a few extra games, but the Bruins finally closed out their first-round playoff series against the Maple Leafs with a 7-4 victory in a wild Game 7 Wednesday, thwarting Toronto’s comeback hopes to advance to the second round.

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Boston built a 3-1 series lead, then watched as it evaporated on the heels of a hot Frederik Andersen. There was a point when it appeared Toronto might complete the job, taking a one-goal lead on a highlight-reel breakaway goal from Kasperi Kapanen, then held it to start the third period — 20 minutes from the franchise’s first playoff series victory since 2004.

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But the Bruins, dominant in the final frame all season, exploited Andersen’s shoddy Game 7 track record and poured on four unanswered goals to clinch the series at long last, setting up a second-round meeting with the Lightning — the Eastern Conference’s top two teams from the regular season.

Sporting News had live updates and highlights throughout the game. See below to find out how it unfolded.

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Final result: Bruins 7, Maple Leafs 4

Third period: Bruins 7, Maple Leafs 4

Shots on goal: BOS 29, TOR 20

10:21 — GOAL. Brad Marchand buries the Bruins’ seventh goal into an empty net. Game over. Series over. Game 1 against the Lightning is Saturday (3 p.m. ET).

10:19 — Frederik Andersen is out of the net with 2:33 to go. Last shot for leafs down 6-4.

10:11 — GOAL. No one picks up David Pastrnak in the slot and he makes the Leafs pay. Bruins take a 6-4 lead with 8:21 remaining. What a response from Boston after Toronto dominated the second period. But the B’s close strong with three third-period goals, might be too much for the Leafs to overcome now.

10:01 — This game has been tied on four occasions, excluding 0-0. No Game 7 has ever been tied five times, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

9:53 — GOAL. Jake DeBrusk scores his second goal of the game and the Bruins re-take a 5-4 lead 5:25 into the third period. It’s been all Boston so far in the third period and deja vu for the Leafs, who have coughed up one-goal leads three times in this game.

9:50 — More four on four! The Bruins nearly head to the power play Tyler Bozak, but Rick Nash gifts the Leafs with a retaliatory cross-check to join Bozak in the box.

9:45 — GOAL. All of four seconds into the four-on-four, Torey Krug unleashes a blast from the point that beats Frederik Andersen, his second goal of the playoffs. This one is tied 4 apiece. We’re in for some kind of finish.

9:44 — Zach Hyman and David Krejci take offsetting roughing minors. Four-on-four hockey early in the third.

9:41 — Twenty minutes to go. Hold on to your butts, people. The third period starts now.

Second period: Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 3

Shots on goal: BOS 25, TOR 13

9:22 — That’ll do it for the second period. Just like in 2013, the Leafs take a one-goal lead into the third. (Sorry.)

9:12 — If the Leafs’ lead holds (don’t bank on it), Kapanen would add the go-ahead goal to his impressive resume of clutch performances. Recall he scored the double-overtime winner in Game 2 against the Capitals last year as well as Finland’s overtime clincher to beat Russia in the 2016 world junior championship gold-medal game. This one probably won’t quite get him on a Canadian postage stamp, but ya never know.

9:05 — Fuel for the anti-Tuukka crowd: Rask has a career .824 save percentage in Game 7s — well off his overall playoff percentage of .927.

8:59 — Adam McQuaid makes a head-first dive in an attempt to stop Zach Hyman on a clear break, and winds up sliding into the end boards. He was down on the ice for several moments, then skated off under his own power into the dressing room.

8:51 — GOAL . Frederik Andersen makes a huge save at one end, Brad Marchand falls down, Kasperi Kapanen slips free on a breakaway and dekes Tuukka Rask out of his skates to give the Leafs a 4-3 lead, shorthanded. That’s Kapanen’s fourth breakaway of the series and first goal.

8:50 — Tomas Plekanec is called for interference against Brad Marchand. Bruins head to the power play 4:56 into the second period (1 for 2 so far).

8:49 — The plight of tonight’s goalies so far: Tuukka Rask, three goals on 11 shots; Frederik Andersen, three goals on 17 shots.

8:43 — GOAL. Travis Dermott scores the first NHL playoff goal of his career and we’re all tied 3-3 with 2:07 gone in the second. His wrister from the point caught a Bruins stick on its way into the far corner. It’s the first goal from a Leafs defenseman all series.

8:41 — And the puck is down. Second period underway.

8:40 — Good news for the Leafs before the period begins: Morgan Rielly is back on the bench, sporting a big gash over his lip.

First period: Bruins 3, Maple Leafs 2

Shots on goal: BOS 11, TOR 10

8:36 — Another fun fact, courtesy NHL PR: Patrick Marleau (38 years, 222 days) is the second-oldest player in NHL history to score twice in a Game 7. Only Nicklas Lidstrom was older (39 years, 364 days) when he did it in 2010 against the Coyotes.

8:26 — The Leafs are the first team in NHL history to blow two separate first-period leads in a Game 7, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

8:23 — Good luck finding a more entertaining 20 minutes of hockey anywhere.

8:20 — GOAL. Patrice Bergeron buries the go-head marker with 36 seconds left in the first period. A point shot from Kevan Miller takes a friendly bounce off the dasher, and Bergeron is waiting net-side to give the Bruins a 3-2 lead, one they’ll take into the first intermission.

8:09 — Rick Nash to the box for high-sticking Zach Hyman at 11:30. Leafs are 1 for 2 on the power play so far.

8:07 — Morgan Rielly just took a Zdeno Chara slapshot directly to the face. He’s bleeding badly and heads directly to the locker room.

8:05 — Say a prayer for Tuukka Rask and Frederik Andersen tonight. That’s four goals on the game’s first 11 shots.

7:59 — GOAL. Danton Heinen, scratched in Game 6, justifies his return to the lineup with his first goal of the playoffs. Rick Nash lofts the puck into the air from behind the net, Heinen collects it, turns and snaps a high slot blast past Frederik Andersen. It’s 2-aside 9:10 into the game.

7:55 — GOAL. Make that 72 career playoff goals for Patrick Marleau. Mitch Marner slides it over to Marleau, who rips a shot past Rask at 6:12 of the first. It’s Marleau’s fourth goal of the playoffs; Marner’s seventh assist. Leafs lead 2-1 just 6:21 into the game.

7:50 — Morgan Rielly to the box for delay of game. Not a good look to follow the early goal.

7:48 — Fun fact: Marleau leads the NHL in playoff goals since 2002 (66).

7:45 — GOAL. Patrick Marleau with the power-play goal 2:05 into the game. He deflected a Jake Gardiner point shot past Tuukka Rask for the power play goal. Sean Kuraly was in the box for tripping Gardiner.

12:45 p.m. — Mike Babcock, meanwhile, is playing the Leafs’ lineup card closer to the vest. The potential return of Leo Komarov, out since Game 2, could be something of an unwelcome hindrance to a Toronto team that’s looked more explosive and is 3-1 without the lumbering power forward. Komarov was a full participant in morning practice Wednesday rotating on the fourth line with rookie Andreas Johnsson, who was given first reps. Babcock declined to reveal whether Johnsson, who’s established chemistry with Nazem Kadri, would become the odd man odd out to make room for Komarov. We’ll have to wait until warmups at 7 p.m. ET to find out.

12:30 p.m. ET — Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is reverting to his original lineup combinations from earlier in the series after Game 6 tweaks failed to close out the Leafs. Danton Heinen, a Game 6 healthy scratch, is back in Boston’s third line at the expense of Ryan Donato while Rick Nash returns to the second line alongside David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk. It’s status quo for the first (Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak) and the fourth lines (Sean Kuraly, Noel Acciari, Tim Schaller).

Arsenal vs Atletico Madrid Live

Arsenal are preparing to host Atletico Madrid on Thursday night. The team is fairly settled, other than perhaps for one player: Jack Wilshere. Is he ready?

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The Arsenal starting XI has been fairly settled for some time. Although we haven’t necessarily seen it all that often with the decreasing significance of the Premier League and Arsene Wenger’s rotational approach taking full force, it is fairly clear what it is.
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Petr Cech in goal; a back four of Hector Bellerin, Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny, and Nacho Monreal; a midfield three of Granit Xhaka, Jack Wilshere, and Aaron Ramsey; a front three of Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang/Alexandre Lacazette depending on the competition.

And as the Gunners prepare to host Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the semi-final of the Europa League on Thursday night, Wenger will have almost all of those players available to select. In fact, only Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been officially ruled out of the tie, though there are hopes that he will be fit to return by the second leg, and while there are some slight fitness concerns over some of the other players, all are expected to start.

There is only one player who I have reservations about starting — I certainly have trepidations about others, but given the lack of alternative options in the squad, there is nothing that can be done about that now. Jack Wilshere. Put simply, he is the individual in the worst form, coming off a niggling ankle injury and a couple of weeks layoff, with a plethora of other options for Wenger to turn to.

Mesut Ozil, for instance, would very much welcome a central role with Wilshere dropping to the bench. I am sure Alex Iwobi is desperate for playing time in the biggest games also. Wenger may even want to shift to a back-three system to counter the threat that Atletico pose, one that might see Calum Chambers come in for Wilshere.

It is not that Wilshere is not a bad player or even a bad selection. I have long been a fan of his talents and a supporter of his role in the squad. But the question of his readiness is a fair and pertinent one. This is one of the toughest games in the season for Arsenal. Does Wilshere have the form and the fitness to compete against?

NFL DRAFT 2018 Live

The 2018 NFL Draft starts Thursday night live from AT&T Stadium, home of the Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. The annual event, also known as the NFL’s player selection meeting, has seven rounds where teams select eligible college football players. It starts Thursday night, continues Friday night and concludes Saturday afternoon.

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Though not as famous as “start your engines,” the NFL Draft officially begins with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell saying, “With the first pick in the 2018 NFL Draft…” The first pick this year belongs to the Cleveland Browns and there’s been great speculation as to who will be their first selection.
2018 NFL Draft details

Dates: April 26-28, 2018
Location: AT&T Stadium
Where: Arlington, Texas
Round 1: Thursday, April 26 at 8 p.m.
Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m.
Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 28 at 12 p.m.

*All times Eastern.
NFL Draft TV coverage

Round 1: NFL Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
Round 2-3: NFL Network, FOX Sports, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
Round 4-7: NFL Network, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes

Stream the NFL Draft online

CBS Sports HQ, a 24-hour streaming sports network powered by CBS Sports and CBS Interactive, will be live from the draft starting on Thursday, April 26, covering the NFL Draft for all three days. All times Eastern.
Thursday: Round 1

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Friday: Round 2-3

News, highlights and analysis with NFL Draft preview (6-7 p.m.)
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Saturday: Rounds 4-7

News, highlights and analysis with NFL Draft preview (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)
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CBS Sports HQ can be watched 24/7, for free, from a desktop at CBSSports.com/live, but it is also available on the CBS Sports app for Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku; and the CBS Sports mobile app.
Follow a live blog of the 2018 NFL Draft

CBS News reporters will live blog all three days of the 2018 NFL Draft starting Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. as the first pick is announced. Follow along for the latest pick information, reactions and predictions in conjunction with our friends at CBS Sports.
2018 NFL Draft order

Round 1:

Cleveland Browns
New York Giants
New York Jets (from Indianapolis Colts)
Cleveland Browns (from Houston Texans)
Denver Broncos
Indianapolis Colts (from New York Jets)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chicago Bears
San Francisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders
Miami Dolphins
Buffalo Bills (from Cincinnati Bengals)
Washington Redskins
Green Bay Packers
Arizona Cardinals
Baltimore Ravens
Los Angeles Chargers
Seattle Seahawks
Dallas Cowboys
Detroit Lions
Cincinnati Bengals (from Buffalo Bills)
Buffalo Bills (from Kansas City Chiefs)
New England Patriots (from Los Angeles Rams)
Carolina Panthers
Tennessee Titans
Atlanta Falcons
New Orleans Saints
Pittsburgh Steelers
Jacksonville Jaguars
Minnesota Vikings
New England Patriots
Philadelphia Eagles

Mock draft predictions

This time of year there’s as much speculation as there is uncertainty. Who will be picked first? How many teams will trade their selection?

The analysts at CBS Sports try to answer those questions and more. Check out all their mock draft predictions ahead of each round of the 2018 NFL Draft. If you only care about your favorite team, the CBS Sports team-by-team mock draft analysis might be your better choice.

Bayern vs Real Madrid Live UEFA 2018

Bayern Munich host Real Madrid in a huge semi-final clash tomorrow. Three of our writers discuss their predictions for the first leg of this massive tie.
The idea of Martinez playing his defensive midfield role behind Thiago and James making plays is why I chose a 4-1-4-1 formation. Thomas Müller was among those coming off the bench late against Hannover, so he’s in no matter what.
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As a result, the most difficult decision came down to Arjen Robben or Franck Ribery. Ribery has been in better form lately, has shown good chemistry on the left side with David Alaba and was rested this past matchday while Robben played. Therefore, I think Heynckes will decide on the Frenchman.

In the back, I’m assuming there will be no changes to what has become the norm. The back four give Bayern the experience and skill necessary for such a big match. Ulreich will be the man in goal, so that experience and defensive savvy will be important in keeping him from being overworked.
Benjamin Scott

Ulreich

Kimmich – Boateng – Hummels – Alaba

Martinez – Thiago

Muller – James – Ribery

Lewandowski

No surprises here. Bayern Munich must be at their best against Real Madrid, which means Jupp Heynckes must play his best. Between injuries and other things, it’s pretty easy to choose Bayern’s best lineup. There are a few debatable areas, though.

Thomas Muller is in sensational form, so he simply has to play. James, meanwhile, has been key for Bayern this season and is a must-start for me against Real Madrid. However, the Colombian doesn’t quite provide enough defensive stability to be Javi Martinez’s only partner in midfield. So, Thiago steps in and plays in a deeper midfield role alongside his compatriot.

This pushes one Arjen Robben to the subs bench. He’s a bit out of form, so Franck Ribery gets the nod over him. This leaves Thomas Muller with the task of running the right wing alongside Joshua Kimmich. Robben can provide a huge impact as a “super sub” anyway. Should he come in, he’ll no doubt be eager to score a goal and prove why he deserves a spot in the starting lineup.
Kiran Thakare

Ulreich

Kimmich – Hummels- Boateng – Alaba

Martinez

Robben- James – Muller- Ribery

Lewandowski

Jupp Heynckes will turn to his key players for this game after resting most of them against Hannover. The back five selects itself, as David Alaba returns to the starting lineup after recovering from a minor injury. Joshua Kimmich will slot in the right-back position while Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng form the partnership in the heart of the defense. Sven Ulreich keeps his place in goal as Manuel Neuer is not yet to fit make the matchday squad.

The main conundrum for Heynckes is his midfield personnel. Javi Martinez is definitely playing in the defensive midfield position. The German manager has been playing Thomas Muller and James Rodriguez in midfield, and I feel he is likely to stick with the pair at home. Both the attacking midfielders have been in fine form and deserve to play in this big game.

In the attack, there is no doubt that Robert Lewandowski will lead the line for the German Champions. On the flanks, Heynckes will go with his most trustworthy lieutenants. Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery will slot in the right wing and left wing positions respectively.