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Former Oregon Duck Casey Benson transfers to Grand Canyon University Former Oregon Duck Casey Benson transfers to Grand Canyon University
- May 02, 2017

He had a final three of Grand Canyon, Wisconsin and Butler. Benson, who started for the Ducks as a sophomore, came off the bench past year for the Final Four team. However, there is a void that Dan Majerle needs to fill if the Antelopes want to make a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Benson will have plenty of weapons around him, including Joshua Braun, Keonta Vernon, and Oscar Frayer. (more...)
LeBron James powers Cavs past Pacers to complete first-round sweep LeBron James powers Cavs past Pacers to complete first-round sweep
- May 02, 2017

LeBron James led the team in scoring with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. "They were giving it all they had. But again, we just came up short and didn't do enough". But James answered with the go-ahead 3. Indiana, which never previously was swept in a seven-game series, took a 102-100 lead on a Thaddeus Young tip-in with 1:31 to play, but the Cavaliers scored the game's final six points to advance to the second round. (more...)
Raptors blow 25-point lead, but beat Bucks 92-89 Raptors blow 25-point lead, but beat Bucks 92-89
- May 02, 2017

Coach Dwane Casey said the team is now much better equipped to handle the Cavs. I stated that a year ago after we closed that series out. "This team has been resilient, persevered through a lot of stuff, and for me that was a moment like that". (more...)
Blixt and Smith hold nerve to finally claim play-off win Blixt and Smith hold nerve to finally claim play-off win
- May 02, 2017

Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown had combined for a 12-under 60 Sunday to force the playoff. Kisner and Brown crushed the front nine, birdying the first eight holes. "We have not had him back since his rookie year (2013 when he missed the cut)". OTTAWA, Ontario - Jean-Gabriel Pageau got his fourth goal of the game in the second overtime after scoring twice late in regulation, lifting the Ottawa Senators over the New York Rangers 6-5 Saturday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. (more...)
Tempers flare in Twins' 5-4 loss to Detroit Tempers flare in Twins' 5-4 loss to Detroit
- May 02, 2017

Twins-Tigers resume series after scrap, Scherzer gets Mets on Sunday night, Jays feeling very blue, Nova faces Yanks in Pittsburgh. Upton hit a home run to center an estimated 410 feet to give the Tigers a 3-2 lead. The injury occurred when Machado spiked Pedroia in the back of his left leg while sliding into second on a force play. "It's just that some of the right-handed hitters, especially Rosales, that maybe I should have pitched more in". (more...)
Vikings will decline QB Teddy Bridgewater's 5th-year option Vikings will decline QB Teddy Bridgewater's 5th-year option
- May 01, 2017

Barr was drafted 9th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. He finished with 70 total tackles in 16 games last season, which tied a career high. He has made the Pro Bowl the past two seasons, although he did have some ups and downs in 2016. Paul Pioneer Press. Teddy Bridgewater could remain with the Minnesota Vikings beyond the 2017 season, but the quarterback will have to work out an extension with the team in order for that to happen. (more...)
Wild Stave Off Elimination With 2-0 Game 4 Win Wild Stave Off Elimination With 2-0 Game 4 Win
- May 01, 2017

The Wild got goals from Charlie Coyle and Martin Hanzal and airtight goaltending by Devan Dubnyk as they avoided a sweep with a 2-0 victory over the Blues in Game 4 of their National Hockey League first-round playoff series. "It's the story of the series, really ". That haymaker from the Blues finally woke the Wild up and late in the first period. Allen made 26 saves. (more...)
Harry Redknapp appointed Birmingham manager following Gianfranco Zola's resignation
- May 01, 2017

His final game in charge was a 2-0 home defeat to Burton Albion on Easter Monday. Zola was appointed in December after Birmingham sacked Gary Rowett with the club in seventh place in the league and well-positioned to make the promotion playoffs. (more...)
Cardinals move up nine spots to draft DB Cardinals move up nine spots to draft DB
- May 01, 2017

In the third round the Cardinals elected to draft wide receiver Chad Williams out of Grambling State University . Yet, GM's and head coaches are not going to come out and say, "We couldn't get our guy" so that is why it is at least entertaining, if not slightly annoying, to see what impartial judges think. (more...)
Blues march closer to Premier League title Blues march closer to Premier League title
- May 01, 2017

Middlesbrough look doomed, six points adrift of safety with only three games left, while for City it was a missed opportunity to cement their top-four spot. But when he has done they have all invariably delivered and their manager believes this team spirit has helped take the team to the brink of the title, leading Tottenham by four points with four matches to go. (more...)
Chelsea took 'big psychological step' - Conte Chelsea took 'big psychological step' - Conte
- May 01, 2017

I was pleased for his performance. "We must think the race is open". The Blues go into this game in buoyant mood having prevailed past Tottenham Hotspur last weekend to reach the FA Cup final. Tonight was a big win for us. And in the 101st minute, key forward Alexis Sanchez stepped up to the plate and netted Arsenal's eventual victor, securing their third FA Cup final in the last four campaigns. (more...)
ESPN employees lose their jobs ESPN employees lose their jobs
- May 01, 2017

In keeping with company policy to not release information about employees terminated or suspended, while more apt to trumpet contract renewals, the company did not give out information except to issue a five-paragraph memo sent to all employees from president John Skipper. (more...)
Kasper Schmeichel linked to Man Utd, Real Madrid Kasper Schmeichel linked to Man Utd, Real Madrid
- May 01, 2017

Sky claim that Schmeichel is wanted by both Manchester clubs, and the chances of him joining United have improved since he hooked up with Luca Bascherini, an agent who enjoys excellent relations at Old Trafford. He then joined Leicester from Leeds in 2011 and has since won the Premier League title with the Foxes. United's chances of landing the 30-year-old Denmark global have improved after Schmeichel left his long-term representatives, Triple S Management, to join Italian agent Luca ... (more...)
Dwyane Wade: Dwyane Wade scores 22 in Game 2 win Dwyane Wade: Dwyane Wade scores 22 in Game 2 win
- May 01, 2017

It didn't work - Chicago pulled down 11 offensive rebounds in the first three quarters Tuesday and had 14 second-chance points. Thomas nearly lifted the Eastern Conference top seeds to victory with two late baskets in their best-of-seven first-round series opener against the Bulls, but the visitors survived to draw first blood, 106-102. (more...)
Edmonton Oilers Defeat The Anaheim Ducks In Game One Edmonton Oilers Defeat The Anaheim Ducks In Game One
- May 01, 2017

Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson , left, blocks the net on Edmonton Oilers' Milan Lucic, center, during the second period in Game 3 of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Edmonton, Alberta , Sunday, April 30, 2017. He skated in and fired a wrist shot top corner on Talbot to give the Ducks a 3-0 lead at 11:51. Like a year ago the Ducks may have to sit John Gibson if they are going to win, but after riding with him in their 1st round sweep of the Calgary Flames it's ... (more...)
Eagles Trade Up, Select RB Donnel Pumphrey with 132nd Pick Eagles Trade Up, Select RB Donnel Pumphrey with 132nd Pick
- May 01, 2017

During his three seasons, the Mountaineers frequently used Gibson as a kickoff returner, and he averaged 23.5 yards per kickoff return and notched one return touchdown during his sophomore season. In the fifth round the Eagles took safety Nate Gerry off the board. Gerry, 6-foot-2 and 218 pounds, had 13 interceptions in four seasons with the Cornhuskers. (more...)
Ramsey: we'll win cup for Wenger Ramsey: we'll win cup for Wenger
- May 01, 2017

If we don't qualify for the Champions League, it will be a big disappointment. Before he said anything I said: 'Think carefully before you say anything'. Earlier in the afternoon, City fans had watched Sergio Agüero give them the lead in the match, only for Nacho Monreal to volley home an equaliser for Arsenal to send the game into extra time. (more...)
Ding fights back in snooker semi-final thriller with Selby Ding fights back in snooker semi-final thriller with Selby
- May 01, 2017

Yet Selby missed a handful of chances to shorten the gap further as Higgins saw two starts to formulations break down, only for Selby to bring the frame to an abrupt end after potting the cue ball as his last opportunity disintegrated. Hawkins went on to win the following three frames, to knock out Maguire, the last qualifier left in the tournament. The Englishman beat Ding in last year's final and the pair were all square at 12-12 heading into the concluding session of their last-four ... (more...)
Game 4 Preview: Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 4 Preview: Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
- May 01, 2017

The Oklahoma City Thunder had their opportunities to tie their first-round National Basketball Association playoff series with the Houston Rockets on Sunday. Game 5 is Tuesday night in Houston. His 12 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and three blocks in Game 3 may not jump off the page, but Roberson was once again a difference-maker on the floor. (more...)
Pakistan nine points up West Indies in ICC ODI rankings Pakistan nine points up West Indies in ICC ODI rankings
- May 01, 2017

The ICC released the ranking following the 1 May annual update, which saw eighth-ranked Pakistan open up a nine-point advantage over ninth-ranked the West Indies. England has retained its fifth ranking but has moved up one point to 109. The annual update discards older results from calculations; now, after the update, the points reflect results from May 1, 2014 (50% weightage), with results from May 1, 2016 onwards carrying 100% weightage. (more...)