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With the Raptors tied 2-2 in the series with the Bucks , Auburn-grad Fred VanVleet is officially a member of a playoff team in his first pro-season. Sometimes, a young team needs to learn from failure to get better. While the series started with Casey questioning the legality of Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova's screens, it has turned into an appreciation of the agitator's skills as the series has gone on.



NHL: Crosby leads Penguins over Caps in series opener

To get to their first Eastern Conference final in the past decade, Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will have to go through the Sidney Crosby and Pittsburgh Penguins, who have quite simply had their number in the playoffs. Chris Kunitz was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, and will be a game-time decision for Thursday night's series opener. "That's something we have daily discussions about, (a) question I always ask, which combinations are going to give us the best chance to ...


Alexis Sanchez expected to remain at Arsenal next season

Alexis Sanchez expected to remain at Arsenal next season

Sanchez's current deal expires in the summer of 2018 and negotiations over a new contract have been shelved until the summer. "When you come to a big club you can not guarantee that [being a starter] to anybody", said Wenger, adding that he had no regrets about missing out on Vardy, who has scored 11 league goals this term.


Pochettino sets Spurs sights higher than finishing above Arsenal

Pochettino sets Spurs sights higher than finishing above Arsenal

However, Tottenham are now second in the league table, just four behind league leaders Chelsea, and crucially they are 14 points better off than Arsenal, having played a game more. Recent history suggests both sides might fall short of their ambitions on Sunday. Tottenham have not finished above their neighbours in the Premier League since 1995 but Mauricio Pochettino's side can break that run if they beat their visitors.



Biggest surprises of Round 1

However, with Mitchell Trubisky now off the board, nothing is out of play. The New York Jets took LSU safety Jamal Adams at No. 6 for the third defensive pick in the top 10. Those numbers show exactly what Garrett will be bringing to the Browns' defense. While Garrett was bothered by some injuries last season, at times he was unblockable in the tough SEC.


Man City and Man United draw 0-0

Man City and Man United draw 0-0

Except United's list of absentees is no laughing matter for Mourinho. Its squad is also ravaged by injury, a situation that won't be helped by Fellaini's upcoming three-game suspension. Swansea need a win but, although they have beaten Manchester United home or away in each of the past three seasons, I don't see them doing it again on Sunday.