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LeBron leads Cavs in sweeping Pacers
- May 08, 2017

After leading his Cavaliers back from a 25-point halftime deficit, after posting his 17th playoff triple-double-a 41-point, 13-rebound, 12-assist masterpiece-someone in the postgame presser asked him about.Kendrick Lamar's new record. For all the worry that surrounded the franchise during the final stretch of the regular season, the Cleveland Cavaliers demonstrated on Sunday that the playoffs are a totally different animal, defeating the Indiana Pacers , 106-102 to advance to the second ... (more...)
Mets suspend Harvey for violating team rules; Wilk to start
- May 08, 2017

Harvey was scheduled to start Sunday afternoon's game against the Miami Marlins. Alderson said the right-hander had been sent home, but declined further comment. The left-hander, who began his career with Boston, is 13-6 with a 3.78 ERA against NY. In his last two starts, both that resulted in losses against the Braves, he has given up 12 earned runs in 9 ⁄3 innings pitched. (more...)
Rangers top Senators 4-1, tie series 2-2
- May 08, 2017

It was game 4 of the Eastern conference second round series and Ottawa was leading the best-of-seven series 2-1 before Thursday night's puck drop at the Garden. According to post-game lore, Chris Neil's feisty presence provided the spark that breathed new life into the Senators' playoff chances. I was following along during overtime and the subsequent review for offside, one that was upheld correctly as Turris was in control of the puck when he crossed the Rangers blue line despite being in ... (more...)
Nepal wants to limit age for Everest after 85-year-old dies
- May 08, 2017

His record was broken by then 80-year-old Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura in 2013. He told DPA that his inspirations were famous Nepali Sherpas Tenzing Norgay - who first reached the top of Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953 - and Apa Sherpa, who has climbed the mountain the most times. (more...)
Always Dreaming triumphs in the slop at Kentucky Derby Always Dreaming triumphs in the slop at Kentucky Derby
- May 07, 2017

Pletcher tied his mentor, D. Wayne Lukas, with his 48th Derby starter (he had three on Saturday). The response was immediate and Always Dreaming simply ran away from his opposition, establishing an insurmountable lead of three lengths passing the eighth pole. (more...)
Orioles edge White Sox with Machado and Mancini homers Orioles edge White Sox with Machado and Mancini homers
- May 07, 2017

I think the real damage today comes from the Baltimore lineup beating up on Covey. Miley's few months with the Orioles have seen him in the line of fire on the mound often. He is among the league leaders in several categories and has served as an anchor for the Baltimore starters. "I felt pretty good overall. I'm happy to be here". (more...)
Cardinals place Piscotty on DL with hamstring injury Cardinals place Piscotty on DL with hamstring injury
- May 06, 2017

Fortunately for the Redbirds, both Pham and starting left fielder Randal Grichuk are capable of playing center field, so the team still has multiple options in center field should Fowler require an absence of some degree. Prior to the injury, Fowler was 1-for-2 with a two-run triple in the second inning. Broxton led the way with four hits and pair of RBIs while Travis Shaw (two RBIs) and Hernan Perez added three hits apiece. (more...)
Rashid puts Ireland in tailspin as England take 1st ODI Rashid puts Ireland in tailspin as England take 1st ODI
- May 06, 2017

William Porterfield, Ireland's captain, is hoping the inspiration of playing an worldwide against England at Lord's for the first time will help his team quickly move on from their heavy defeat in Bristol . Another plus for England was the performance of Mark Wood . But despite the fact spin is not usually the weapon of choice in early-season English conditions, Root started an implosion that altered the course of this match dramatically when he had William Porterfield, the captain, ... (more...)
Texas Legislature fetes former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo Texas Legislature fetes former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo
- May 04, 2017

Romo will play in a local qualifier on Monday about 30 miles west of Forth Worth. Yes, Romo is now trying to turn his golf habit into a stint on the PGA Tour. That result indicates Romo's skill level, as this is not something anybody can even attempt - USGA rules require a handicap index "not exceeding 1.4" to enter a qualifier. (more...)
Red Sox 6, Orioles 2: Well executed game, poorly executed revenge
- May 04, 2017

Machado ended up making the last out, hitting a popup on a pitch from Craig Kimbrel , who got his seventh save. If I slid into third base and got Manny's knee, I know I'm going to get drilled. Gausman (1-2, 7.50 ERA), who took the mound after lasting just 2 2-3 innings in his previous start, settled down to allow just one run over the next 3 1-3 innings - a fifth-inning solo home run by Mitch Moreland. (more...)
Manny Machado Had Strong Words For the Red Sox
- May 03, 2017

Jones was upset not only because he heard the N-word, but because a fan also threw a bag of peanuts at him during Monday's game. Kennedy is apologizing to Jones after fans at Fenway Park taunted him with racial slurs. "Only clapping for one Oriole, only one Oriole gets clapped for today", one said. "We shouldn't dwell on it, but it's important to acknowledge it". (more...)
Jose Mourinho ponders fielding under-23 side against Crystal Palace Jose Mourinho ponders fielding under-23 side against Crystal Palace
- May 02, 2017

Timothy Fosu-Mensah dislocated his shoulder in the Manchester derby draw against top four rivals City, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also out after damaging knee ligaments. Bailly has forged a successful partnership with Daley Blind but his injury potentially leaves United with no senior central defenders for the first leg of their Europa League semi-final with Celta Vigo . (more...)
Raptors need to find another level in Milwaukee
- May 02, 2017

It was a harsh, but perhaps necessary playoff lesson for Milwaukee . The Raptors left an early impression to the Bucks. Outside of the basic numbers, the Bucks have shown they are not an outmatched team getting lucky. The sixth-seeded Bucks last won a playoff series in 2001 but are halfway to an upset of the third-seeded Raptors after putting on a whipping in which they led by 20 points after one quarter and held Toronto 30 first-half points. (more...)
Anthony Joshua set to go global after thrilling Klitschko triumph
- May 02, 2017

Wladimir Klitschko has expressed his interest in an immediate rematch with Anthony Joshua after suffering a dramatic 11th-round stoppage defeat at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. "I want to get stronger". I'm not ideal but I'm trying. Immediately after the fight, Joshua said, "Well, what can I say". Fighting is fun. I don't box for the belts or the money: I just enjoy it. (more...)
Ibrahimovic will fight to save career - Mourinho Ibrahimovic will fight to save career - Mourinho
- May 02, 2017

United's 2-0 win at Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday brings them within a point of fourth-placed City ahead of the derby clash at the Etihad Stadium. He added: "I don't know, I'm not interested in it, I don't care about it , I just want the hard surgery to go [well], we think he's in fabulous hands, recover from the injury, prepare himself for the next step and I think the next step will always be something he really wants". (more...)
Penguins star Sidney Crosby has concussion, out for Game 4
- May 02, 2017

Normally we write something snarky or quick-witted to describe the play of the night, but not tonight because if we did, it would take away from how awesome Fleury's save was. "I'm proud", Malkin said. But this lead could go away very soon with the best player in the world out. And if that sounds like an unfair accusation to make of the Capitals, then please consider my decade of experience covering a sport I love and a league I really, really, really want to give the benefit of the doubt. (more...)
Mitchell Trubisky should get time he needs with Bears Mitchell Trubisky should get time he needs with Bears
- May 02, 2017

The top three players on the Niners' draft board were Myles Garrett , who the Browns ended up taking with the first overall pick, Solomon Thomas, and Reuben Foster. Trubisky said he had nearly no contact with the Bears during the predraft process, other than a short meeting at the National Football League combine. (more...)
Blue Jays limp home to face Rays Blue Jays limp home to face Rays
- May 01, 2017

His last time out was on the 23rd against the Astros where he allowed three runs on six hits, including two homers, while he walked two and struck out four over five innings pitched. The Blue Jays host the Rays at 1:07PM ET today in Toronto. However, Grichuk sent those hopes sailing over the left-center-field wall, ripping Roberto Osuna's 94 miles per hour fastball 412 feet with Yadier Molina aboard to force extra innings. (more...)
Bulls' Rajon Rondo a 'long shot' to return from thumb injury
- April 30, 2017

Maybe. But not much. Now, they'll be looking for another strong start like Game 3, when the Hawks raced to a 25-point lead in the first quarter. "That's what I tried to do [in Game 5]". "Isaiah has done a great job of keeping himself prepared", Hoiberg said. Al Horford and Avery Bradley both had very productive outings in their last games and they have to continue that excellent play for the Celtics to win tonight. (more...)
Celts' Smart laughs at Butler's 'tough' talk Celts' Smart laughs at Butler's 'tough' talk
- April 30, 2017

Jimmy". Smart's comments were in response to Butler, who blasted him in the postgame press conference after Chicago's 104-95 loss to the Bulls. "My actions speak louder than words". "Like I said, he's not about that life, so.calm it down". "Right now I'm focusing on my teammates". The Bulls felt like they put him in pick and rolls repeatedly without going away from their offense, which was working at the time. (more...)
Chelsea's Antonio Conte disagrees that Hazard should play 'selfish' like Messi
- April 30, 2017

CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN is confident that Tottenham Hotspur's FA Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Chelsea will give them extra motivation in their quest to be crowned Premier League champions. Kante won the Premier League title with Leicester City last season and Conte said of his PFA triumph: "We must be proud for him". It's important to look at ourselves and not the other (Spurs). (more...)
Things to Watch for in the Blue Jays Series vs. St. Louis Things to Watch for in the Blue Jays Series vs. St. Louis
- April 30, 2017

Louis. At 5-14, the Blue Jays had the worst record in baseball entering the game and had scored the second-fewest runs in the majors. I could get used to this kind of game. The emphasis on the final word - always - certainly seemed to be directed at Sportsnet studio analyst Gregg Zaun who took a solid run at Stroman on Sunday after the picture demonstrably celebrated his big win over the Angels. (more...)
Messi puts on sensational Clasico display
- April 30, 2017

After rattling one home in the 92nd minute, Messi removed his shirt and held his name and number aloft for the Real fans behind the goal to read slowly and surely. He is an honour for us and a blessing for the club. The red card did not prevent Ramos from speaking to the media after Real Madrid's 3-2 loss to Barcelona . (more...)
Stoke, West Ham finish 0-0 in EPL Stoke, West Ham finish 0-0 in EPL
- April 30, 2017

We don't want to come into the last game of the season with the radio on and keep asking 'what is the score there?'. Stoke manager Mark Hughes: "The mood's fine". "The Hammers picked up a useful point against Everton last week, but with Crystal Palace, AFC Bournemouth, Hull City and Swansea City all winning, the gap has closed between Slaven Bilic's men and the relegation zone making this week's match crucial". (more...)
Ronnie O'Sullivan in danger of World Championship exit Ronnie O'Sullivan in danger of World Championship exit
- April 30, 2017

O'Sullivan also spoke highly of Ding, "He wants to win this title so bad. He is in a great place and I wish him all the best". " I just play the balls as I see them ", he said. I don't have a good record against Ronnie. He was not in his best form but he is still good enough. Hearn said "Ronnie is famous. If you could play it as well as me, you would love it as well". (more...)
LEADING OFF: Twins-Tigers scrap; Scherzer on Sunday night LEADING OFF: Twins-Tigers scrap; Scherzer on Sunday night
- April 29, 2017

Sano has been suspended for one game and fined by Major League Baseball for what the sport termed "aggressive actions" that caused benches to clear during a game against Detroit last weekend. They play the third of four games at the Los Angeles Angels. Kyle Gibson (0-3) gave up seven runs - six earned - on eight hits in just 2 2/3 innings for the Twins, who went 2-7 on the home stand against AL Central opponents. (more...)
Zidane would not change Clasico approach Zidane would not change Clasico approach
- April 29, 2017

Instead, Madrid were caught over-committing in attack, despite having been reduced to 10 men, and were punished by a rapid breakaway which culminated with Messi's stunning finish. The Madrid man's red card helped cost his team three points and Pique said: 'Ramos is going to regret that challenge when he gets home. His goal may not change the destination of the title, which is still in Madrid's hands given its game in hand, but it keeps the race alive. (more...)
Sabres clean house by firing GM Murray and coach Bylsma Sabres clean house by firing GM Murray and coach Bylsma
- April 28, 2017

In completing his third full season as GM, Murray was responsible for overseeing a top-to-bottom overhaul that began under his predecessor Darcy Regier, who was sacked in November 2013. Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula is strongly leaning toward hiring a general manager with a proven track record to strengthen a franchise lacking in discipline and communication. (more...)
National Football League draft rumors: Odds for 49ers pick at No. 2
- April 28, 2017

Cabot believes Garrett will likely be the selection after comments made by Cleveland's Sashi Brown to ESPN's Rosina Anderson, via Cleveland.com . He is projected to go in the third or fourth round and be selected after the first 100 picks. (more...)
Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks - 4/27/17 NBA Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks - 4/27/17 NBA Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- April 28, 2017

Certainly, the Bucks have one thing in their favor in Giannis Antetokounmpo , who can be and mostly has been the best player on the floor. They'll be looking for revenge, and Kyle Lowry will be looking for redemption. If the Raptors are to advance past the Bucks - and stand a chance against the Cavaliers in the next round - Casey will need to continue to give Powell a chance to prove himself at the front of the rotation, rather than the middle or the back of it. (more...)
Cavs coach hosting TV party to watch Bucks-Raptors series Cavs coach hosting TV party to watch Bucks-Raptors series
- April 28, 2017

James nearly single-handedly led Cleveland back from a 25-point halftime deficit, the largest second-half comeback in playoff history and then made every big play over the final 90 seconds Sunday. The play recalled Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, when he snuffed Andre Iguodala. Lue also thinks too many teams are allowing outside pressures to influence how they use players. (more...)
Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer Refutes Reports of Jailhouse Lover Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer Refutes Reports of Jailhouse Lover
- April 28, 2017

Kennedy believes he was the last person to see Hernandez before he died, Army said. Hernandez hanged himself in prison last Wednesday, April 19. Kennedy's attorney, Lawrence Army, is speaking Wednesday, April 26, 2017 , about how the two inmates were connected. (more...)
Father Of FSU Star Travis Rudolph Killed In Accidental Shooting Father Of FSU Star Travis Rudolph Killed In Accidental Shooting
- April 27, 2017

He later died after being transported to a local hospital. A worker making repairs at a Florida strip club was fatally shot when a gun discharged from another room in what authorities describe as an accident. Travis Rudolph, a West Palm Beach native and Cardinal Newman High School graduate, made national headlines last summer when he ate with a middle school student with autism who was sitting alone. (more...)
Tuchel relies on Reus to lead Dortmund past Bayern Tuchel relies on Reus to lead Dortmund past Bayern
- April 27, 2017

Bayern Munich central defenders Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez have been ruled fit for their German Cup semi-final against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. Whenever he plays, he scores important goals for us. Bayern's top-scorer Robert Lewandowski scored twice in the thumping home win, but Dortmund have Marco Reus back and the Germany winger has scored in each of his three games after six weeks sidelined by a hamstring injury. (more...)
Utah's Gobert leaves game after getting hurt on 1st play Utah's Gobert leaves game after getting hurt on 1st play
- April 27, 2017

Doc Rivers , tie loose and jacket off, scrunched up his face as a reporter quizzed him about LA's late-game strategy. Johnson gives them a stretchier look at the four spot and nearly all of the Jazz' top lineups this year have featured him in some capacity. (more...)