Boston is in seventh in the Eastern Conference with a rematch against Miami looming on Tuesday. Unless the Celtics can figure things out, the play-in tournament looks likely.
Fresh from overseeing Rory McIlroy’s first win in 18 months, Pete Cowen is now set on helping his new charge arrest a rather more significant barren run in the majors. “If we can sort out his driving when I see him in a few days’ time, then he should have a great chance in next week’s [US] PGA,” Cowen said. As a renowned no-nonsense Yorkshireman, Cowen does not deal much in “ifs”. But then, he does not normally deal in “putts” either. “It’s funny, because the stats guys are saying that was one of Rory’s best-ever performances on the greens and I gave him a putting lesson before he went off to Quail Hollow,” Cowen said. “And that’s the one aspect of the game I never teach. Maybe I should branch out.” Cowen laughed down the line from Orlando, where he is staying with Ricky Elliott, the caddie of Brooks Koepka, another of Cowen’s four-time major-winning clients. The 70-year-old recognises he is busy enough and that is why he was not at the Wells Fargo Championship when McIlroy prevailed by a shot over Mexican Abraham Ancer in dramatic scenes on Sunday night. “I didn’t even see it as I was on the range with [Henrik] Stenson and had been with [Ian] Poulter earlier on in the day. “I figured that not only with Rory, but also Gary Woodland [the former US Open winner who finished fifth] in the mix that we’d have a winner. I guess Rory isn’t use to having a coach with a few runners in the race, but that might be a good thing, as it’ll keep things a bit less intense. I had three days with him at his place the week before last and we got through a lot of stuff. But you can see from his driving stats that there’s plenty to do and that potential for improvement should fill him full of self-belief.”
Chris Haynes speaks with Evan Wasch, the NBA executive responsible for the play-in tournament.
As Canelo Alvarez was receiving plaudits from the record crowd at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, previously unbeaten WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders, his vanquished opponent, staggered into the back of an ambulance waiting to take him to a local hospital for an X-ray.
With free agency looming, supporting Aaron Rodgers' return is a no-brainer for Davante Adams.
"He needs to fight me now, and we need to settle this."
Five fighters are no longer on the UFC roster.
It'll be do-or-die for Donald Cerrone's UFC career the next time he steps in the octagon.
Dana White doesn't seem too certain about Kayla Harrison making a transition to the UFC at the conclusion of this PFL season.
Dustin Johnson's injury comes just one week before the PGA Championship.
Kevin Lee is planning to test the waters at welterweight again for his UFC comeback.
The comeback will be a huge storyline. And every day that he's in the spotlight is one less day it is zeroed in on the young QB and the adjusting coach.
Things were not looking great for the Nets for most of the night, trailing by 21 in the first half against the Nuggets.
James is attempting to return for the Lakers' final four games of the regular season.
The Lakers lost Anthony Davis and had no answers for the Clippers on Thursday night.
You ready for LeBron vs. Steph in the play-in tournament?
Things are rarely boring when Bryson DeChambeau's involved.
Tebow will be reuniting with his old college coach Urban Meyer.
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit is headed to Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes while trainer Bob Baffert said Monday that he won’t attend the race to avoid being a distraction in the wake of scrutiny following the colt’s failed postrace drug test. Medina Spirit’s Derby win by half a length over Mandaloun on May 1 gave Baffert his record seventh victory in the sport’s premier race. Baffert is appealing the positive test and part of the original sample will be re-tested.
Angel McCoughtry had to be helped off the court in the Aces' preseason game with the Sparks on Saturday, and will miss the entire season.