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Road to Playoffs: Cleveland Cavalier's Head Coach Tyronn Lue Talks Moving Forward Road to Playoffs: Cleveland Cavalier's Head Coach Tyronn Lue Talks Moving Forward
- April 22, 2017

The Cavaliers went 3-1 against Paul George and the Pacers during the regular season, so they clearly match up well against the 42-40 IN squad. Tavares was a second-round pick of the Atlanta Hawks in 2014, but played in only 12 games for them over the past two seasons before being waived. (more...)
Jazz's Gobert to miss Game 3 vs Clippers with knee injury
- April 22, 2017

You've got to get a different hashtag. He needs to get there quickly. Led by Chris Paul (21/2/10), Blake Griffin (24/5/2) and DeAndre Jordan (18/15/0), Los Angeles shot 52.4 percent and had 26 team assists compared to Utah's 15. He made just more than $2 million this season. "He's fighting through some fatigue". "We've got to raise our level now". He's doing that, he's trying to do that. (more...)
Aaron Hernandez's family demands release of his brain for CTE research
- April 22, 2017

The state medical examiner said the cause of death was axphyxia by hanging, Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said in a statement Thursday. "The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is conducting an investigation into the circumstances of Aaron Hernandez's death, which may require further analysis of his body", Dan Bennett, secretary of public safety and security, said in a written statement . (more...)
Severe weather possible this afternoon Severe weather possible this afternoon
- April 22, 2017

The watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Thursday. Power should be restored between 4 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, the company says. "Several eyewitnesses, including local firefighters and County Emergency Management Agency officials, watched the funnel cloud track from west to east and touch down briefly about one-quarter of a mile to the west of State Route 27 or Matthews Run Road, before tracking east and lifting about 100 feet to the east of Matthews Run Road", the weather service announced Friday. (more...)
Pochettino: Chelsea favourites in Cup semi
- April 22, 2017

Blues midfielder N'Golo Kante and winger Eden Hazard, both nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award, are included along with defensive duo Gary Cahill and David Luiz. "You compare that with our players". United have won 20 top-flight league titles, closely followed by rivals Liverpool (18). We have improved - that is a reality. (more...)
Huge Rematch Set For UFC 214 Huge Rematch Set For UFC 214
- April 22, 2017

What we didn't know was if Jones or Jimi Manuwa would be facing him on July 29. Earlier this week, Cormier made it clear on social media that he was willing to face either Jones or Manuwa next, but it looks like the UFC decided Jones would be the flawless opponent considering how they left things the last time. (more...)
Brighton seal Premier League promotion for first time in their history Brighton seal Premier League promotion for first time in their history
- April 22, 2017

We recruited well early in the season, in the summer, but it was a real steely determination from the group of players that wanted to do it again". Goalkeeper Stockdale has been an nearly ever-present at the Amex Stadium this season but will he be good enough to perform consistently at the next level? Sone Aluko and Neeskens Kebano settled matters as the numerical disadvantage came to bear in the second period. (more...)
West Indies win toss, bowling first vs Pakistan in 1st ODI
- April 22, 2017

Speaking in a press conference, Younis expressed an intention to continue in the game in some form or another. "I would like to formally announce that [my retirement] after this next series against West Indies and thank everyone for their continuous support in my journey", the Dawn quoted Younis as saying. (more...)
Tiger undergoes back surgery Tiger undergoes back surgery
- April 22, 2017

Dr. Guyer says that once Tiger's rehabilitation has finished and he's completely healed, he'll begin a training program geared toward allowing him to return to golf. "Woods, meanwhile, who has not played competitively since February 3 when he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic due to his back, said on Thursday that his latest operation" went well". (more...)
Warriors F Durant questionable for Game 2 versus Trail Blazers
- April 22, 2017

Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless, left, and Al-Farouq Aminu sit on the bench during the second half of Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif ., Sunday, April 16, 2017. (more...)
Birmingham appoint former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp as manager
- April 22, 2017

Redknapp's brief does not now extend beyond ensuring safety, but if he can achieve that, next season is an enticing prospect for the former West Ham , Portsmouth and Tottenham boss. More recently, Redknapp was briefly in charge of Jordan for two World Cup qualifiers previous year and was also working as an advisor to Derby County last season. (more...)
Champions League: Dybala Grabs Double as Juve Stun Barca
- April 22, 2017

He said: "We played a great game in terms of defensive intensity, leaving no spaces at the back, which made things very hard for our opponents". "I was happy but the sadness of the [Barcelona players] is also mine, which is why I held back and didn't celebrate the goals ", he said. (more...)
Buttler power helps Mumbai to win over Kings XI Punjab Buttler power helps Mumbai to win over Kings XI Punjab
- April 22, 2017

It was baffling as senior pro Harbhajan Singh, who gave away only 12 runs in 2 overs, didn't get to finish his quota of overs. KXIP began the tournament with two wins before losing their next three fixtures. Mumbai Indians chased down 198 easily, they scored 82 runs in the Powerplay, the most they have ever made. Interestingly, in the previous match (vs Gujarat Lions) Malinga had gone for 51 runs in his four overs. (more...)
Giants' Buster Posey placed on 7-day concussion disabled list
- April 22, 2017

NOTES: Despite the fact C Buster Posey wasn't diagnosed with a concussion after being hit in the head by a RHP Taijuan Walker pitch Monday, the Giants elected to place him on the seven-day concussion disabled list. "It got away from us in a couple of those games". Bullpen swap: Left-hander Steven Okert went back to Triple-A after three games and no appearances, as Hunter Strickland returned from paternity leave. (more...)
Indians' Kipnis activated from DL, makes 1st start Indians' Kipnis activated from DL, makes 1st start
- April 22, 2017

Manager Terry Francona inserted Kipnis into Friday night's lineup, hitting sixth. Yandy Diaz is expected to be optioned back to Triple-A and Jose Ramirez will shift across to third base. Diaz played a fine third base and while he hit only.236 with little power, he was 15th in baseball among qualified hitters (25 results) with an average exit velocity of 92.8 miles per hour. (more...)
Stephen Curry explains why he's locked in but logged off
- April 22, 2017

So, if Durant has a cold night, chances are Curry or Thompson, the top-two three-point shooters in the league, will pick up the slack and torment the opposing defense. Even with young teams such as the Portland Trail Blazers promising a hard path, they will likely make it. James makes it well known that he swears off social media come playoff time, and he even refers to the hiatus as "Zero Dark Thirty-23". (more...)
Bayern complains to UEFA about Spanish police
- April 22, 2017

Lewandowski scored a penalty in the 4-2 defeat to Madrid . Roberto Carlos arrived from Inter Milan and starred for 11 intense seasons in Madrid , writing history at Europe's most storied club alongside the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, Raul and Ronaldo. (more...)
Juventus end Barcelona's stunning Camp Nou streak — UEFA CL Juventus end Barcelona's stunning Camp Nou streak — UEFA CL
- April 22, 2017

Juventus held onto their 3-0 first leg lead to progress to the last four by blunting Barca's star-studded attack in a 0-0 draw on Wednesday. Barca fans would have been hoping to see a similar comeback from the Catalan side after the miraculous success over Paris St Germain in the previous round - fighting back from a 4-0 deficit to win 6-4. (more...)
Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with thumb injury
- April 22, 2017

The away team has obviously won both postseason games. And his players know they are a bit too tight at the moment. Tom Brady wants grieving Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas to keep hope alive. The Bulls are obviously a different and better team when he's showing flashes of his former brilliance. With a home court advantage firmly in their hands, the Bulls would likely be happy to take a split out of the next two games. (more...)
Mitch Haniger: Haniger finishes with three hits, four RBI
- April 22, 2017

I saw the ball go over the fence and I have to pinch myself to make sure that really happened. "I feel grateful that it happened". Keuchel back in ace form for Astros, Mariners give Ichiro bobblehead, Tanaka and Yanks close out big homestand, Reds' Garrett rolling in first season. (more...)