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Zion Williamson Declares For 2019 NBA Draft Zion Williamson Declares For 2019 NBA Draft
- April 17, 2019

Williamson formally revealed his intentions in an Instagram post. In 33 games for Duke this season, Zion Williamson was a man among boys. The 18-year-old freshman averaged 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks per game on an absurd 68 percent field goal shooting. (more...)
Demaryius Thomas is the Patriots' next reclamation project Demaryius Thomas is the Patriots' next reclamation project
- April 17, 2019

The Patriots will once again enter a new National Football League season as the defending Super Bowl champs, coming off their 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. After Week 8 last season, the Broncos traded Thomas to the Houston Texans in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick. He was injured in the regular-season finale and was placed on injured reserve for the playoffs. (more...)
QB Wilson won't sign after deadline QB Wilson won't sign after deadline
- April 16, 2019

While noted National Football League writer Peter King reported that one sticking point is that Wilson's side would like a contract with so-called "escalator clauses" tied to the salary cap - meaning, Wilson's contract would rise as much as the cap does each year - former Seahawks QB and close friend of Wilson, Jake Heaps, said on ESPN 710 Seattle those are not an issue and that the main hang-up is guaranteed money, and particularly in years two and three. (more...)
Israel Folau sacked, given 48-hours to appeal Israel Folau sacked, given 48-hours to appeal
- April 16, 2019

Folau has been given until 5pm NZT on Wednesday to either seek a code of conduct hearing for his "high level" breach of the players' code of conduct or have his four-year, A$4 million contract terminated . During the service, references were made to religious persecution in Folau's case. "It's obviously a decision that's in the process right now but I believe in a God that's in control of all things", Folau said. (more...)
MacKinnon's OT winner nudges Avalanche past Flames to tie series MacKinnon's OT winner nudges Avalanche past Flames to tie series
- April 16, 2019

Nieto capitalized on faulty stickwork by Calgary defenseman T.J. Brodie and ripped a shot past Mike Smith on a breakaway. The Calgary Flames look for a big road victory to retake control of this series with a 2-1 lead. Rasmus Andersson and Sean Monahan replied for the Flames. Johnny Gaudreau's initial shot didn't get through to the net, nor did Bennett's shot attempt right after - but Monahan's third try went into the top corner, over the glove of Grubauer. (more...)
Should Arsenal play the same starting XI against Watford? Should Arsenal play the same starting XI against Watford?
- April 16, 2019

The Gunners are in the thick of a four-way battle for two Champions League qualification spots in the Premier League and have one foot in the Europa League semi-finals after earning a 2-0 quarter-final first leg win over Napoli on Thursday. (more...)
Maple Leafs’ Nazem Kadri suspended for remainder of first round Maple Leafs’ Nazem Kadri suspended for remainder of first round
- April 16, 2019

It was their first playoff berth since 2003-04, and they likely wouldn't have made it in a full 82-game season. David Krejci and Charlie Coyle scored for Boston . Boston kept up the pressure with Rask on the bench for the extra attacker, but Toronto held on despite some tense moments late - including two key blocks from Marner - to take a 2-1 series lead. (more...)
Worknesh Degefa and Lawrence Cherono win Boston Marathon Worknesh Degefa and Lawrence Cherono win Boston Marathon
- April 16, 2019

A mere two seconds separated Cherono and Desisa, who went step-for-step during the final stretch before the former crossed the finish line a few steps ahead of the runner-up. A year after she withdrew from the Boston Marathon due to injury, Arroyo Grande native Jordan Hasay finished in third place at the marathon, according to a tweet from USA Track & Field . (more...)
Alexander Ovechkin Lays Out Andrei Svechnikov in Fight Alexander Ovechkin Lays Out Andrei Svechnikov in Fight
- April 16, 2019

At 10:59 into the opening frame, the pair of Russians got tangled up behind the play in the Capitals' end. Ovechkin sent Svechnikov to the ice with a heavy right hand, and the 19-year-old needed assistance to get to Carolina's locker room. (more...)
Brooklyn Nets Opened the 2019 NBA Playoffs With a Bang Brooklyn Nets Opened the 2019 NBA Playoffs With a Bang
- April 16, 2019

The number for Game 2 of this first-round series opened with the 76ers as a 7 ¹/₂-point favorite, and in a bounce-back spot for Philadelphia, could reach eight or higher. ORLANDO MAGIC 104-101 TORONTO RAPTORS D.J. Augustin scored 25 points, including the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left, and Orlando beat Toronto in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. (more...)
Sanchez back in United squad for Barca clash Sanchez back in United squad for Barca clash
- April 15, 2019

Solskjaer's side battled to a 2-1 win over West Ham in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Saturday night thanks to Paul Pobga's late victor from the penalty spot. Now Sanchez is a mere spectator even to a United side that has scored just once in five Champions League home games this season and failed to manage a single shot on target in the first leg against Barca. (more...)
Tiger Woods Will Be Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom Tiger Woods Will Be Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom
- April 15, 2019

Kennedy, to "recognize who has made an especially meritorious contribution to" the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, or cultural or other significant endeavors. Bush in 2004 and 2005, respectively. Trump didn't say when a ceremony will be held. Trump has presented the Medal of Freedom to numerous athletes since taking office, including Alan Page, Roger Staubach, and a posthumous award to Babe Ruth. (more...)
IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets
- April 15, 2019

They have now registered their 4th win of the season and moved to the 4th spot in the table surpassing KXIP due to better NRR. The Kolkata Knight Riders are a spin heavy team and therefore Prithvi Shaw even as an opening batsman will have to expect facing spin early on in his innings. (more...)
David Griffin agrees to join Pelicans in executive role David Griffin agrees to join Pelicans in executive role
- April 15, 2019

Well, for one, it definitely means that the Celtics are not going to swindle the Pelicans like they most certainly could have done with Demps or then-interim GM Danny Ferry . Griffin's contract expired following the 2017 season and he left the team after he was unable to agree with owner Dan Gilbert on terms for an extension. (more...)
De Bruyne: I only spoke to Mourinho twice De Bruyne: I only spoke to Mourinho twice
- April 15, 2019

He sent Raheem Sterling clear for the opening goal at Selhurst Park then Gabriel Jesus finished off at De Bruyne pass late on to seal City's ninth straight league win. "A bit of a dickhead, maybe?" He added: "When I arrived for preseason, the vibe was good". "We just need to get as many points as possible and if we're champions then great, but if not it is still a really good football team". (more...)
Thunder and Blazers Deal With Health Issues as Series Begins Thunder and Blazers Deal With Health Issues as Series Begins
- April 15, 2019

Damian Lillard led the way for Portland with 30 points while C.J. McCollum added 24 points. He finished with 30 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals while scoring 14 points in the fourth quarter alone to assure that his team would defend home court and pick up the win. (more...)
Martin Truex Jr. hangs on to win Richmond Martin Truex Jr. hangs on to win Richmond
- April 15, 2019

It was the season's first race under the lights, the first win of the season for Martin Truex, Junior and the first career win on a short track for Truex. As I continued running in his wake, I got tighter and tighter, and all of a sudden Joey ran us down. Logano got to Truex's back bumper at the white flag and put a sense of deja vu on the assembled crowd, as it appeared he might bump Truex out of the way for the win just as he did six months ago at Martinsville. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp sets target for Liverpool as title pursuit hots up Jurgen Klopp sets target for Liverpool as title pursuit hots up
- April 15, 2019

City won the league with 100 points last season but Klopp is targeting four more wins to push their rivals all the way over the closing few weeks. "Probably at this moment they are better than us, but we are going the right way". "It was a brilliant day overall, two great goals, a clean sheet and a top performance really-so overall we are delighted". "I didn't think, I just feel", he said of his 19th league goal of the season. (more...)
India's WC cricket squad: Karthik pips Pant, Shankar in at No. 4 India's WC cricket squad: Karthik pips Pant, Shankar in at No. 4
- April 15, 2019

All five selectors will be present during the meeting, which will also be attended by coach Ravi Shastri, captain Virat Kohli and interim secretary of BCCI Amitabh Chaudhary. "It all depends on the team management", Prasad indicated. "Over the four years we've been together, we have had so many guys who have contributed to the position we find ourselves", Morgan reflected. (more...)
PSG title party on hold after humbling defeat PSG title party on hold after humbling defeat
- April 15, 2019

PSG played the match with a number of notable absentees, including Neymar , Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria. He has now vented his frustration towards the club's hierarchy for lacking depth in his squad. Subscribe to Squawka's Youtube channel here . Thomas Tuchel disagreed with Kylian Mbappe's assessment that Paris Saint-Germain lacked personalty in Sunday's loss to Lille , instead insisting he will tell club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi they need more players. (more...)

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