Belichick not getting sentimental on Lewis quite yet


Belichick not getting sentimental on Lewis quite yet

Next stop on the Ray Lewis Farewell Tour: New England.
The Ravens linebacker, veteran of 17 NFL seasons, announced January 1 that this year would be his last in football. The declaration came just days after Lewis was activated off short-term injured reserve. A torn triceps against Dallas in October kept him off the field for weeks, but the designation to return made it clear he would be there for his team in the playoffs.
Lewis made his comeback. Now, his impending retirement only fuels the emotional fire of Baltimore's postseason run.
What does that mean for the Patriots? Head coach Bill Belichick kept his comments low key on his Tuesday conference call."Ray's an instinctive player, always has been," Belichick said. "Very good in the running game, play-action, screen passes, things like that. Does a good job with the underneath combination of patterns. He certainly controls the defense in terms of checks and adjustments, that kind of thing."
Belichick has no problem complimenting a talented players on any team. But he's not about to sentimentally eulogize an opponent who wants to see his team burn in the AFC Championship.
Is Lewis headed for the Hall of Fame? Sure. But this week he's part of a Ravens defense that Belichick needs to break down.
"Schematically, I'd say they're pretty similar," the coach noted. "They kind of have their package of stuff they're pretty good at and they did that when he's been in there and when he hasn't.
"But he certainly adds a lot. I'm sure that they're glad that he's back in there for a variety of reasons: Plays, leadership, being able to quarterback the defense. He's done a good job for them since he's come back in there."

Highlights: Revs earn 2-1 win over Sounders


Highlights: Revs earn 2-1 win over Sounders

Highlights from Gillette Stadium as the New England Revolution went down early but came back to get the 2-1 victory over Seattle.

Warriors force Game 7 with 108-101 win over Thunder


Warriors force Game 7 with 108-101 win over Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Klay Thompson made a playoff-record 11 3-pointers and scored 41 points, and the defending champion Golden State Warriors forced a seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 108-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night.

Stephen Curry bounced back from a slow start to finish with 29 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.

The Warriors, who set the league's regular-season record with 73 wins, will host Game 7 on Monday. The winner will play Cleveland in the NBA Finals.

Oklahoma City dominated Games 3 and 4 at home, but the Warriors made 21 of 44 3-pointers on Saturday, while Oklahoma City was 3 of 23.

Kevin Durant scored 29 points and Russell Westbrook added 28 for the Thunder. But Durant made just 10 of 31 shots and Westbrook was 10 of 27.

Trying to become the 10th team to overcome a 3-1 deficit, the Warriors trailed much of the game and trailed by eight going to the fourth quarter.

Thompson kept them in it with four 3-pointers in just over seven minutes to start the period. Curry then hit two 3s, the second of which tied the game at 99 with 2:47 to play.

Thompson's 3 with 1:35 to play put the Warriors up 104-101.

The Thunder, who blew a number of fourth-quarter leads during the regular season, fell apart in the final minutes after Golden State had finally gone ahead for good.

Westbrook lost control of the ball, and after Thompson missed a 3, Westbrook turned the ball over again. Curry's layup with 14.3 seconds to play put the Warriors up by five, the Thunder turned it over again, and the Warriors were in the clear.

The Thunder led 23-20 after one quarter, then seized momentum early in the second. Steven Adams' powerful one-handed dunk on Draymond Green drew a roar from the crowd and gave Oklahoma City a 37-28 lead. Green, who had hit Adams in the groin area twice during the series, was a constant target for the vocal Thunder fans.

Thompson opened the second half with back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Warriors a 54-53 edge, but the Thunder closed the quarter strong and led 83-75 heading into the fourth.

McAdam: Red Sox relievers didn’t do the job vs. Toronto


McAdam: Red Sox relievers didn’t do the job vs. Toronto

Sean McAdam joins SNC to discuss the Red Sox bullpen giving up a 4-run lead in the late innings of their loss to the Blue Jays.

Watch the video above.