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Phillies strike early, but not often enough, in loss to Mets Phillies strike early, but not often enough, in loss to Mets
- April 23, 2017

This game can get you", Rupp said. The groove that Velasquez lost touch with grew stronger with each passing inning in Flushing. Galvis (hitting.174 at the time) then redeemed himself with a hit, and Aaron Altherr knocked in another run with a single. (more...)
Kyrgios gives Australia a 2-0 lead in Davis Cup tie
- April 23, 2017

Kyrgios has been widely criticised in Australia for his on-court antics but he has responded well to Lleyton Hewitt's captaincy and was in sublime form as he downed John Isner on Friday to give Australia a 2-0 lead. "I've got Monte Carlo up next. Hopefully, we can close it out tomorrow". Only 10 times in Davis Cup history has a country come back from being 0-2 down to win a tie, the most recent when Croatia recovered to beat the USA at this stage a year ago. (more...)
Bundy sharp on mound as Orioles beat Red Sox 2-0 Bundy sharp on mound as Orioles beat Red Sox 2-0
- April 23, 2017

Mach ado added a home run in the fifth to give the Orioles a 2-0 lead, the score they would go on to win by. The Red Sox have yet to comment on Pedroia's status moving forward, but he should be considered day-to-day heading into Sunday's series finale. (more...)
Raiders to announce some draft picks from Vegas Raiders to announce some draft picks from Vegas
- April 23, 2017

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email there have been "no official changes to our television policy", so the Raiders have yet to be considered the home TV team by the league. The lease agreement and other crucial documents must be finalized before construction can begin. ALAMEDA, Calif. - The Oakland Raiders have exercised the fifth-year option on All-Pro edge rusher Khalil Mack - the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year - for the 2018 season, the team announced Thursday . (more...)
NCAA Championships Coming To North Carolina NCAA Championships Coming To North Carolina
- April 23, 2017

North Carolina will again host NCAA tournament games following last month's replacement of House Bill 2. The NCAA boycotted the state in the wake of HB2, the state's much-debated "Bathroom Bill". I think we can be a force for change. "We're very excited to welcome MarchMadness back to Jacksonville". The ACC Baseball Championship will extend its current agreement with Capitol Broadcasting and the Triangle Sports Commission, returning to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in 2018 and 2019. (more...)
Boston Bruins Lines and Pairings Against Ottawa Senators Game 3 Boston Bruins Lines and Pairings Against Ottawa Senators Game 3
- April 23, 2017

They're a good team even if though they're battling some injuries. Who takes home Game 3? A ideal saucer pass by captain Erik Karlsson from his own end sent Hoffman in alone and he did a flawless backhand reach across to beat Rask on the glove side at 7:15 to open the scoring for the Senators. (more...)
Sharks' Thornton, Couture game-time decision Sharks' Thornton, Couture game-time decision
- April 23, 2017

The Edmonton Oilers said they sold just half of the 250 concourse tickets that were made available for Game 1 against San Jose Sharks Wednesday night. The Sharks depth players carried the day, as Thomas Hertl, Timo Meier, Melker Karlsson, and Chris Tierney all pressured the Oilers into mistakes, while the defensive core limited 20-year-old phenom Connor McDavid to few chances. (more...)
Twins top Tigers 6-3 with big 6th inning Twins top Tigers 6-3 with big 6th inning
- April 23, 2017

The Tigers retook the lead in the sixth on an RBI double by Nick Castellanos. Both Sano and Boyd were ejected - though there was no previous warning. Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd threw a pitch behind Sano, and the Twins slugger apparently took exception. (more...)
No Starters, No Problem… Hawks Blow Out Cavs No Starters, No Problem… Hawks Blow Out Cavs
- April 22, 2017

Beating the Cavs once in a week is hard enough. You have to play like that every single game. Neither Mike Dunleavy nor Mike Muscala had scored for Atlanta through three periods. James Harden had a triple-double of his own as the Houston Rockets topped the Sacramento Kings 135-128. On the ensuing inbounds play, Irving was tied up, with the Hawks getting the jump and Millsap's connecting at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. (more...)
Boston Red Sox: Pablo Sandoval plays hero despite tough loss Boston Red Sox: Pablo Sandoval plays hero despite tough loss
- April 22, 2017

The Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox will conclude their four-game weekend wraparound series with the finale at Comerica Park on Monday afternoon. Sale went 7.2 innings, giving up five hits, two runs and one walk in the loss. Specifically, only one of Verlander's pitches truly got better as the game went on: the curveball. Left-hander Kyle Ryan was activated from the paternity list before the game and made it through a scoreless eighth inning for the Tigers. (more...)
Gone viral: Anushka Sharma meets an injured Virat Kohli in Bangalore Gone viral: Anushka Sharma meets an injured Virat Kohli in Bangalore
- April 22, 2017

Earlier, Virat Kohli made a rousing return from injury with a 62 off 47 balls to help RCB post 142 for five after being sent into bat. In the end, the visitors managed to complete the victory with four wickets and seven deliveries remaining. (more...)
IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) Valuation According To Analysts IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) Valuation According To Analysts
- April 22, 2017

It has outperformed by 20.50% the S&P500. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Destination XL Group, 2 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 0 recommend "Hold". On 11/22/2016 Jeffrey D Bucklew, SVP, sold 3,250 with an average share price of $93.00 per share and the total transaction amounting to $302,250.00. (more...)
Former UFC Champ Frank Mir Banned Two Years For Failed Drug Test Former UFC Champ Frank Mir Banned Two Years For Failed Drug Test
- April 22, 2017

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has been dealt a two-year suspension by United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for failing an in-competition drug test following his bout with Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 85 last year. Those positive tests led to Mir's provisional suspension April 8, 2016. He has since asked the UFC to release him from his contract, a move that would allow him to continue his fighting career overseas. (more...)
Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe break down the Cowboys' 2017 schedule Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe break down the Cowboys' 2017 schedule
- April 22, 2017

Assuming the Giants will not only be in the playoff hunt again this season, as well as vying for the division crown, it's comforting to know they'll be playing three of their final four games at home. It will be the first time they've opened the season with two road games since 1992. The previous two Giants - Cowboys opening day clashes have been decided by one-point, with the teams splitting those games. (more...)
Former England footballer Ugo Ehiogu dies after cardiac arrest
- April 22, 2017

And his judgement, both in making the bargain deal and mapping out Ehiogu's future, was accurate. Ex-England defender Sol Campbell‏ described Ehiogu as "one of my East London mates of old" and "a true defender". He was a great guy to have around and never had problems with anyone. Distinguished career: Ugo Ehiogu played four times for England. He was subsequently put in charge of the U23 development side. (more...)
James White's Extension More Proof Of Patriots' New View On Running Backs
- April 22, 2017

If not for Tom Brady's theatrics in directing a historic comeback, White would have captured Super Bowl MVP honors after totaling 139 yards and three scores on 20 touches versus the Falcons. The White extension solidifies the pass catching running back role for years to come in Foxboro. His play over the course of the year and through the playoff run was crucial, and the Patriots took notice. (more...)
Psyonix Bringing Rocket League Free-To-Play To China Psyonix Bringing Rocket League Free-To-Play To China
- April 22, 2017

Rocket League 's expansion into China comes alongside the community growing to more than 30 million players who have played more than 1.25 billion completed matches since the title's launch in July 2015. We learned earlier this week that its rebranding its Tencent Games Platform to WeGame. Although exactly how the game will be monetized is unconfirmed, the developer's comments strongly suggest a cosmetic item based microtransaction system. (more...)
Buster Posey 'Doing Good' After Fastball To Helmet Buster Posey 'Doing Good' After Fastball To Helmet
- April 17, 2017

He was placed on the disabled list because he experienced concussion symptoms. Posey dropped into a sitting position after being hit in the bottom of the first, and stayed down while trainer Dave Groeschner sprinted to him, but left the field on his own power. (more...)
Mark Cuban: Adam Silver said Tony Romo contract wouldn't be honored Mark Cuban: Adam Silver said Tony Romo contract wouldn't be honored
- April 17, 2017

Former Maverick Caron Butler , who shared a spot on the All-Racine County (Wisconsin) boys' basketball team in 1998, told ESPN he believes Romo could have been an NBA player. That goes for football and even all other sports. Romo isn't expected to play, but the evening at American Airlines Center will include a celebration of his Cowboys' career . (more...)
Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal's rivalry in numbers Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal's rivalry in numbers
- April 17, 2017

This means that Federer has now won the last four encounters against Rafa, a career hot streak for the Swiss. Although Major League Baseball's 2017 regular season is now officially underway, the world of tennis may have stolen some of the spotlight on Sunday afternoon as the heralded Roger Federer has captured yet another title. (more...)