Saturday , 21 April 2018

National Sports

No John Henson (back) among lineup changes for Bucks in Game 3

Tyler Zeller, a 7-footer who used to play for Boston, started in his place. Milwaukee trails Boston 2-0 in the teams’ best-of-seven, first-round Eastern Conference series. Coach Joe Prunty also made? Malcolm Brogdon?the starter over Tony Snell at guard alongside Eric Bledsoe. The Bucks’ starting backcourt was outscored 96-25 in the first two games by the Celtics’ starting guard duo …

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Defense found: Bucks overwhelm Celtics for 116-92 win

Khris Middleton scored 23 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 19 and the Milwaukee Bucks used a dominating first half to overwhelm the Boston Celtics 116-92 on Friday night, narrowing their deficit in the first-round playoff series to 2-1. Eric Bledsoe and Jabari Parker each added 17 for the energized Bucks, who held the Celtics without a field goal for nearly an …

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Avalanche stay alive, beat Predators 2-1 to force Game 6

Sven Andrighetto scored with 1:28 left to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 victory over Nashville Predators 2-1 on Friday night, sending the first-round series back to Denver for Game 6. This is the third time the Avalanche had trailed 3-1 in a series since the franchise relocated to Colorado. They lost the first two, but will have a chance …

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Jets beat Wild 5-0 in Game 5 to advance to second round

Minnesota Wild forward Eric Staal got right to the point. “It couldn’t have gone any worse at the start for us, and it couldn’t have gone any better for them,” Staal said. “They got the momentum and ran with it, especially early.” Jacob Trouba, Bryan Little, Brandon Tanev and Joel Armia scored in the first 11:59 to chase Minnesota goalie …

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Wizards show some fight, top Raps 122-103, get series to 2-1

All of about 2? minutes into the game, Washington forward Markieff Morris and Toronto’s OG Anunoby needed to be separated after a near-fight that drew in other players. Early in the third quarter Friday night, Raptors guard Kyle Lowry was called for a flagrant foul when he swiped a hand across Bradley Beal’s forehead as the Wizards guard went in …

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Couturier scores late, Flyers edge Penguins to force Game 6

Sean Couturier did what he could to deal with the pain in his left leg, then hopped over the boards and let the adrenaline that comes with playoff hockey take care of the rest. The Philadelphia Flyers are still alive as a result. Barely 72 hours removed from a frightening collision with a teammate in practice threatened to end his …

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Pacers erase 17-point deficit to take 2-1 lead over Cavs

The Indiana Pacers kept insisting this team was different. Anyone who doubted them coming into the playoffs understands now. On Friday, the one-year anniversary of a historic playoff collapse against Cleveland, Indiana flipped the script by rallying from a 17-point halftime deficit and held on for a 92-90 victory over the Cavaliers to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven …

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White Sox reliever Farquhar passes out in dugout

White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar has been taken to a hospital after he passed out in the dugout. Farquhar recorded the last two outs of the top of the sixth against the Astros before the incident occurred. He was attended to by team medical personnel and on-site EMTs. The White Sox said he regained consciousness before he was taken to …

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Jimmie Johnson maps out bucket list for potential sponsors

Jimmie Johnson’s alarm clock beeps at 4:30 a.m. His wife and two daughters are still sleeping. So are his fellow NASCAR drivers. Johnson quietly slips out for a workout, the first of two on a typical day. Two hours later, he’s in his kitchen, whipping up breakfast that will be ready when his girls get up for school. “No chance …

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Cavs arrive to Game 3 in matching suits gifted by LeBron James

The entire 15-man roster for the Cavs arrived at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for Game 3 of their first round series with the Indiana Pacers on Friday in matching suits, gifted by James. The suits were made by designer Thom Browne. According to a release, the suit is called the gray Super 120s twill suit. The uniform outfits also featured a …

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