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Thunder Extra: Thunder-Rockets storylines Thunder Extra: Thunder-Rockets storylines
- April 24, 2017

The Rockets will be content to let Russ get his, but OKC can not really afford to let Harden slice them up. But behind their fearless leader and triple-double machine Russell Westbrook , they have a puncher's chance at an upset in the first round. (more...)
8th grader cancer patient granted wish to announce Ravens' first draft pick 8th grader cancer patient granted wish to announce Ravens' first draft pick
- April 24, 2017

Through Make-A-Wish, he requested the opportunity to declare a Ravens draft pick. National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell, who usually does that honor, will present a jersey to the team's pick. Assuming the Ravens don't trade out of the first round, 14-year-old TJ Onwuanibe will be doing the honors. Head coach John Harbaugh said he's thrilled to have T.J.in Philly next Thursday. (more...)
Sakho 'drug' not on banned list, says UEFA Sakho 'drug' not on banned list, says UEFA
- April 24, 2017

France worldwide Mamadou Sakho was suspended last season for taking a substance that was not in fact on WADA's banned list, a UEFA report confirmed on Thursday. In its findings, UEFA said Dr. Saugy had expressed "his own doubts about the categorization of higenamine as a beta-2 agonist, and also questioned the steps that WADA had taken to reach its conclusion". (more...)
Suspect in murder live-streamed on Facebook shoots himself to death Suspect in murder live-streamed on Facebook shoots himself to death
- April 24, 2017

Acting on a tip, Pennsylvania State Police spotted Steve Stephens, 37, in Erie County, in the state's northwest corner, and went after him. A pursuing trooper's auto slid into Stephens' vehicle, but the officer was not injured. The post said the company had been too slow to respond to Stephens' videos and posts, particularly the video of the murder, and that it is working to find ways to make reporting and flagging content more effective. (more...)
Celtics defeat Bucks, earn No. 1 seed in East Celtics defeat Bucks, earn No. 1 seed in East
- April 24, 2017

When Head Coach Brad Stevens was asked about the Chicago Bulls, he responded by giving praises to their offensive rebounding ability and having guys like Wade and Butler on the roster. Norman Powell scored 25 points as the Raptors beat the Cavs for the first time in four tries this season and gave the defending champions something to think about if they meet in the postseason. (more...)
Ailing Steve Kerr plans to attend Warriors workout, sources say Ailing Steve Kerr plans to attend Warriors workout, sources say
- April 24, 2017

Steve Kerr missed Saturday's game with what the team described as an "illness", but it appears to be something serious. Golden State was without F Kevin Durant (calf), G Shaun Livingston (finger) and F Matt Barnes (ankle). The Warriors fought back from a 16-point deficit in the third quarter to defeat the Trail Blazers 119-113 in Game 3. In McGee's 39 minutes on the court, Golden State has outscored Portland by an astounding 51 points. (more...)
Clermont make fast start to reach Champions Cup final Clermont make fast start to reach Champions Cup final
- April 24, 2017

Former Saracens and England winger David Strettle scored a try for Clermont Auvergne as they set up a European Champions Cup final against his old team with a dramatic 27-11 win over Leinster . Following a period of pressure, fly-half Lopez kicked a sublime drop goal and Leinster were back to two scores behind. Ringrose gave them a lifeline with his wonder try, stepping in midfield and making his way to the line from halfway. (more...)
Nastase suspended by ITF for hurling abuse during Fed Cup Nastase suspended by ITF for hurling abuse during Fed Cup
- April 24, 2017

No further comment will be made during the investigation". Britain's captain Anne Keothavong also said she was made to feel uncomfortable by comments made by Nastase at the official pre-match dinner. After, to the referee, she said the problem was because Ilie said what he said so, if Ilie said that, it was at 2-1. "I did not hear what Ilie said, I understand you take Ilie out, perfect". (more...)
Love game for Serena: Spox says Williams is pregnant Love game for Serena: Spox says Williams is pregnant
- April 24, 2017

However, the 35-year-old mom-to-be did not comment beyond the photo and its two-word caption, which created a frenzy. She sustained a serious foot injury, then a life-threatening pulmonary embolism the following spring, but returned to play Wimbledon , where she made the fourth round, and reached the US Open final a couple of months later. (more...)
UFC 210 Fighters Make Weight and Set Their Focus on Fight Night UFC 210 Fighters Make Weight and Set Their Focus on Fight Night
- April 24, 2017

Rumble Johnson shocked everyone in the attendance and watching at home by attempting to out wrestle the Olympic wrestler in the opening round. My friends knew. "When he gets his academics in order, he can come back to the classroom". MMA rules dictate that knee strikes are illegal and can result in disqualification when the opponent is not grounded, and that appeared to be the case last night. (more...)
Beckham, Rays rally to beat Astros 6-3 Beckham, Rays rally to beat Astros 6-3
- April 24, 2017

Two-time AL gold glove victor Kevin Kiermaier showed why he is considered one of the best defenders in the majors during Friday night's game against the Houston Astros . Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism. While he played 162 games a year ago, Springer battled through a number of injuries in 2015, making this latest ailment a concern for the Astros . (more...)
Mourinho says Rashford should be left out of England squad Mourinho says Rashford should be left out of England squad
- April 24, 2017

A further report from the Telegraph said that there are fears that Ibrahimovic has ruptured both the anterior and posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and could be out until Christmas whilst ESPN say he won't play again until 2018. (more...)
Zlatan: I was born old and will die young Zlatan: I was born old and will die young
- April 24, 2017

After Ibrahimovic's moment of inspiration, the result was never in doubt and a red card for Sebastian Larsson left space for Henrikh Mkhitaryan and substitute Marcus Rashford to seal the points for United. We had a couple of situations but no more than that and we were playing quite compact and solid. One Manchester United player that has been free of Mourinho's wrath this season is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has been the leading light in a rather dreary campaign for the Red Devils. (more...)
Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso will skip Monaco, race in Indy 500 Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso will skip Monaco, race in Indy 500
- April 24, 2017

In addition to all the hype around Alonso, the talk of McLaren going back to IndyCar has been ramping up. "It's the three main things in racing", said Villeneuve. Jacques Villeneuve has applauded Fernando Alonso's gladiatorial spirit in chasing motorsport's "Triple Crown" but the retired Formula One world champion and Indianapolis 500 victor said he was sceptical about the Spaniard's chances. (more...)
Cavs, Spurs ease into 2-0 leads Cavs, Spurs ease into 2-0 leads
- April 24, 2017

Love, in his third season with the Cavs, played in only 60 games during the regular season after undergoing knee surgery in February that sidelined him for five weeks and 13 games. The Cavs have never lost a playoff series the previous 12 times they opened a 2-0 lead. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said there is no down side to having three players with such dynamic offensive skills at the top of his rotation. (more...)
Arsene Wenger: Arsene Wenger: "Even At My Age You Can Change"
- April 24, 2017

Arsenal kept alive their hopes of finishing in the top four of the Premier League with a narrow victory at second-bottom Middlesbrough . The Arsenal defenders struggled in the first half, failing to make a single tackle, but Boro lacked a finishing touch in front of goal to exploit the space they found down the flanks. (more...)
Rangers top Canadiens 2-1; series tied 2-2 Rangers top Canadiens 2-1; series tied 2-2
- April 24, 2017

And now their series against Montreal is even. "So we worked really hard until the end and made some big plays and some big blocks when we had to". Lehkonen's pass reached Radulov, who was battling Brady Skjei in the neutral zone. "It's good but.it's a best-of-seven series ", Radulov said. (more...)
Sharks come home to face Oilers for Game 3
- April 24, 2017

The Sharks have managed only three goals in the series and none since Melker Karlsson scored 3:22 into overtime of Game 1 . Kassian's goal, his second straight game-winner, came at the 10:45 mark of the third period and was enough to give the Oilers a two-games-to-one series lead. (more...)
Blue Jays hit by another pitching injury in blowout loss to Orioles Blue Jays hit by another pitching injury in blowout loss to Orioles
- April 24, 2017

Sure, Edwin Encarnacion left for Cleveland. Frankly, I cannot fathom how one can blame Gibbons for his team collectively hovering around the Mendoza line. I probably also shouldn't be surprised the team still can't hit as a collective. I'll buy this rumor that it's possible - I just think it's way too early to start hopping into the mind of the Toronto front office. (more...)
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals - 4/19/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals - 4/19/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- April 24, 2017

Holtby made 30 saves in the Capitals goal. That gives you a couple more - even though you don't consider them veterans, they're veteran-like people with veteran-like habits because they do it right all the time. "I didn't think other guys followed up on it, but I want to see Ovi play more than 15 minutes". "You have to score more goals to win the series and the Caps aren't scoring the goals they need to win the series right now because the top line's not where they need to be, and that's on ... (more...)