So we're going to go out on a Thomas-sized limb and guess that LeBron was one. "But it's nice to be building good habits". Even though Cleveland is now sitting third in the Eastern Conference standings, they aren't really hot on the heels of the two teams above them - the Boston Celtics (7.5 games back), who they traded Kyrie Irving to in the offseason, and the Toronto Raptors (4 games back).
City manufactured a late comeback, getting goals from Bernardo Silva and İlkay Gündoğan , but it was not enough to prolong the squad's 22-match unbeaten streak. Leroy Sane and Fernandinho both had shots go wide but when City equalised after 41 minutes, it was about as near to "against the run of play" as any City goal has been this season .
Stoke City were comfortably beaten by Manchester United 3-0 on Monday night, however, fans were pretty pleased with the performance from their team and one player in particular on social media. After United had taken the lead against Stoke they pushed hard for a second. Shaqiri may only have played against United on five occasions but he's been directly involved in five goals (scored two, assisted three) during this time .
When the Jacksonville faces the Patriots in next weekend's AFC Championship, Posluszny knows they have to be better. In my opinion the Patriots should win this one if they can play like they already have been. How did Coughlin beat the Patriots twice in the Super Bowl? And there is at least one more game to go. "We just know how to work", Jackson said.
Nothing warms the hearts of Eagles fans more than a home playoff win. And now the top-seeded Eagles will host either the fourth-seeded New Orleans Saints or second-seeded Minnesota Vikings in next week's NFC championship game. But, just as my worst fears were setting in the Eagles came out and drove down the field and scored on a fourteen play 86 yard drive for a touchdown.
New Orleans enters with an impressive offense carried not by quarterback Drew Brees like it has in past years, but by running backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram . "The communication and how we teach, how we motivate, all of those things, you have to be creative and we have definitely done that". The Saints have been my pick for a while now, so I am going to stick with them.
A win would have given the Raiders road victories at both OU and KU. In 2014, Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart was suspended three games for going into the stands and shoving a Texas Tech fan in Lubbock. Zhaire Smith , Culver and Moretti will need to forget about their mistakes and prepare for what is, arguably, the best defensive teamthey've faced off against to date .
Mariota suffered the injury on a first-quarter run, according to Titans coach Mike Mularkey . They need to score touchdowns early to avoid a blowout loss, because the Patriots rarely lose leads and they won't succumb to the pressure and collapse like Kansas City did last week.
Taylor Gabriel, who had two catches for four yards, was the only other Falcons receiver with more than one target. The absence of their injured leader Wentz - the man who had guided the Eagles to an 11-2 start stood by on the sidelines, watching with one crutch under his right arm - would not dampen the feisty spirit of the Philadelphia fans, who withstood subfreezing temperatures to witness the team's first divisional round run since the 2008 season.
Can this happen again? THE DAREUS FACTOR: The Jaguars allowed 138.6 rushing yards per game and ranked 30th in the National Football League in run defense through the first seven games. That may be too much for Fournette and Bortles to overcome. If they can swarm the middle and contain anything from breaking outside, they should be fine.
Now, the Saints find out what it's like to be the target of the roar. The Vikings , who had the NFL's best defense and ranked second in rush defense, held the Saints to 60 rushing yards in Week 1 as Peterson had only 18 yards on six carries.
Jimmy Haslam hasn't lost faith in his Cleveland Browns . "I'm not going to say this is going to be easy but I am confident we'll do this", Haslam said. There's nothing we can do. "When this day's over, we'll turn the page on this and move forward", Jackson said. The Browns went three-and-out after the turnover as Kizer misfired on a third-down pass intended for Gordon.
How about Jacksonville and Tennessee? That looked much more like the club that reached Super Bowl LI. He has gone over the 100-yard mark in receiving in each of his past three games against them, and has a combined 399 yards and three touchdowns in that span.
He was followed up by Anthony Rizzo who stroked a double that made the game 2-0 and that turned out to be all the Cubs would need, even though they did eventually tack on an insurance run. The Chicago Cubs have come into the playoffs as an underdog to win it all. His six innings of two-hit, one-run ball Saturday was fantastic. He compiled seven strikeouts - two on fastballs, two on change-ups, two on sliders and one on a cutter - against a lineup saturated with five left-handed hitters.
In Games 1 and 2 of their AL Division Series against Boston, the Astros have proved why they were the AL's top offense throughout the regular season. "Obviously if he wasn't there, it was going over", Bradley said. Pomeranz surrendered four runs on five hits and one walk. After Verlander and Sale meet in Game 1, it will be Houston lefty Dallas Keuchel , the 2015 AL Cy Young Award victor, meeting Boston's Drew Pomeranz on Friday.
Guwahati: Virat Kohli-led Team India will hope to clinch the three-match T20 series against David Warner's Australia when the two teams face-off at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday. Shikhar Dhawans chipped attempt over the in-field off a Behrendorff delivery was well caught by skipper Warner in mid-off. With the threat of swing, Pandey fell poking at one, while Dhawan was victim of a sensational catch by Warner running back from mid-off.
A victory would guarantee they finish no worse than fifth place, putting them into a two-legged play-off against New Zealand that they would be expected to win. While a handful of nations have already booked their place in next summer's Russia World Cup , there is still a lot to play for in South America. Anything less than a win for Colombia will see these fixtures have a major say in the destiny of " La Tricolor " in the quest for Russian Federation 2018.
All-Pro linebacker Sean Lee missed the 35-30 loss to the Los Angeles Rams with a hamstring injury , and the Cowboys (2-2) are optimistic he can play Sunday against the Packers (3-1) even though he missed practice Wednesday. DE DeMarcus Lawrence needs one sack to beat career high of eight from 2015. This year's top pick, Taco Charlton, is also in a deep rotation. "The fact he was able to get up (in front of the defense) and let us know that he was wrong and he was going to make it ...
But the push by the Dbacks would be short-lived, as Austin Barnes hit a line drive home run the following inning to extend the Dodgers lead to 3-1. In the third inning, Corey Seager walked ahead of a Justin Turner single. Manager Dave Roberts spotted the frustration and pulled his first baseman aside to give him a little reminder.
He threw touchdowns to four different targets Sunday, which speaks to the upgrade in weapons thanks to offseason spending as well as improvement from homegrown players such as Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor . They made it hard on themselves from the start, but they never had a chance when they didn't come out and play well in the second half. "We really fed off the crowd and had a good time ".