Toronto Raptors' point guard Kyle Lowry suffered a left shin contusion in Game 2 of a first-round playoff match with Washington Wizard on Tuesday.
A report from Sports Illustrated indicated that with just about six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter with the Wizards already leading 104-89, the 29-year-old ran into Paul Pierce "as he attempted to initiate an offensive possession."
"Lowry's left leg made contact with Pierce's left leg, and he immediately doubled over in pain," Sports Illustrated wrote. more >>
It's only two weeks before Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao get to duke it out in the most anticipated fight in recent times, yet according to ESPN, tickets for the fight have yet to go on sale.
According to the website, the two camps and MGM Grand are currently locked in a standoff over allotments, and when tickets finally go on sale, only a few will reportedly be sold at the listed price.
"It's bizarre, normally there's a public sale 10 weeks before the fight," Connor Gregoire, an analyst for Seatgeek.com to ESPN. "To our knowledge, no one has a printed ticket in their hands right now." more >>
Juventus will try to complete the job against Monaco when they meet at Stade Louis II for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final match. The battle is on April 22, 2015 at 2:45 p.m. ET.
With a win in the first leg, Juventus have a huge advantage heading into the next round but are by no means assured of a place in the semi-finals. However, they are one step closer after their 1-0 triumph at Juventus Stadium.
Arturo Vidal's penalty shot in the 57th minute proved to be the deciding factor in the first meeting and will play an important role in the return leg. more >>
Spanish rivals meet for a seat in the UEFA Champions League semi-final as Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu for the second-leg of their battle. The match is on April 22, 2015 at 2:45 p.m. ET.
When these two teams met for the first leg, neither found a breakthrough goal to give them an advantage in the match. They were evenly matched despite Real dominating possession throughout the first meeting.
Los Blancos handled the ball 63 percent of the time, resulting in 13 total shots, with nine on target. Meanwhile, Atletico only had six total shots and half were towards the goal. Things were extremely physical between the two teams as a total of 30 fouls were called, resulting in five players being cautioned in the game – three for Atletico and two for Real. more >>
Only needing one win left before reaching the next round of the Western conference in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Anaheim Ducks visit the MTS Centre to face the Winnipeg Jets in the NHL. The match is on April 22, 2015 at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Anaheim haa been flawless so far in the post-season, dominating the first two games at home and winning on the road.
In the first game, Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf showed they were the best players on the roster after the former scored two goals and assisted in the other two, while the latter scored one and had two assists in the 4-2 victory. Anaheim had 33 total shots in the game and only limited Winnipeg to 27, with the Ducks' defense stopping their opponents from mounting any momentum to try and come back. more >>
Hoping to tie the series, the Pittsburgh Penguins host the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center in their Eastern Conference playoff clash in the NHL. The match is on April 22, 2015 at 7 p.m. ET.
With the teams splitting the first two games in New York, the momentum was with Pittsburgh early on, but the veteran Rangers squad took back home advantage with a win in the third game.
Now another win away from home will give the Rangers a 3-1 series lead with a chance to finish the job at Madison Square Garden to move on to the next round. more >>