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Cavs G Hood apologizes for refusing to enter Game 4 Cavs G Hood apologizes for refusing to enter Game 4
- May 08, 2018

CLEVELAND (AP) - Rodney Hood's playoff problems now extend to off the court. He lost his spot in the Cavaliers' rotation when Lue opted to play rookie Cedi Osman over him. Hood, who will be a restricted free agent this summer, has a major financial incentive to perform well this postseason. Hood was acquired to be a solid three-and-D player, but he hasn't panned out. (more...)
Hornets hire Spurs assistant James Borrego as next head coach Hornets hire Spurs assistant James Borrego as next head coach
- May 08, 2018

Spurs assistant James Borrego is finalizing a deal with Charlotte to become the team's next coach, ESPN reported Tuesday, citing unidentified league sources. He's coached in the National Basketball Association since 2003. He served as the interim head coach during the 2015 season after Jacque Vaughn was sacked by Orlando. (more...)
Reuben Foster to Plead Not Guilty to Domestic Violence Charges Reuben Foster to Plead Not Guilty to Domestic Violence Charges
- May 08, 2018

Foster was the Class 6A Lineman of the Year for the 2012 season at Auburn High School . Although Foster, who is charged with three felonies, is not facing any type of animal cruelty charges, the Sacramento Bee reports that Foster's ex-girlfriend, Elissa Ennis, told police he threw her dog across a room during an argument. (more...)
Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna charged with assault Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna charged with assault
- May 08, 2018

Osuna, a relief pitcher who hails from Juan Jose Rios, Mexico, is in his fourth season with the Jays. The Blue Jays didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Aroldis Chapman, José Reyes and Jeurys Familia all received suspensions under those circumstances. The Blue Jays open a six-game homestand Tuesday night against Seattle. (more...)
Liverpool links for Barcelona star grow amid loan-to-buy talk Liverpool links for Barcelona star grow amid loan-to-buy talk
- May 08, 2018

He made an appearance for Barcelona from the bench in the 2-2 draw with Real Madrid in the El Clasico derby but there have been some reports that the Spanish giants are not happy with the winger's attitude. "He's an investment for the future". Rumours broke during the Reds' 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday that a £62m deal had been agreed with the French club for the transfer of the 24-year-old. (more...)
Chelsea Ready To Hijack Arsenal & Liverpool's Attempts To Sign £60m Attacker Chelsea Ready To Hijack Arsenal & Liverpool's Attempts To Sign £60m Attacker
- May 08, 2018

Liverpool already have one signing confirmed come the end of the season, with Naby Keita joining from RB Leipzig in a deal worth around £50 million. Fekir has scored 22 goals and created eight more across all competitions for Lyon this season, helping his side to the verge of Champions League qualification. (more...)
Giroud Hails Moses' Goal Assist In Chelsea Win Against Liverpool
- May 08, 2018

That was a rare incursion into the Liverpool area from Chelsea as Klopp's men dominated possession early on. Antonio Conte's side are showing the same resilience and form that took them to the title last season and with their nearest rivals dropping points, it's nearly looking like an unstoppable march into Champions League qualification for next season. (more...)
Georgia forward Yante Maten invited to National Basketball Association scouting combine Georgia forward Yante Maten invited to National Basketball Association scouting combine
- May 08, 2018

Players have until May 30 to withdraw their names from the draft and return to school. So far mock drafts list him anywhere from late first round to just outside the two round selection process. Heron was the only one of those players who made clear his intent to hire an agent; Wiley, Harper and Brown said they would not so as to maintain their college eligibility. (more...)
UFC Officially Announces TV Deal With Disney & ESPN UFC Officially Announces TV Deal With Disney & ESPN
- May 08, 2018

The deal takes effect in January 2019. "We will now have the ability to deliver fights to our young fan base wherever they are and whenever they want it", said Dana White, UFC president, in a statement. The deal will also see ESPN replay pay-per-events across their platform of networks, which is also similar to what Fox Sports does now. That package, now held by Fox, expires at the end of the year. (more...)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Hits Monster Home Run Off a Hotel Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Hits Monster Home Run Off a Hotel
- May 08, 2018

Nick Tepesch earned his first save by pitching the final three innings and allowing no runs and one hit. Thornburg made three rehab appearances with Triple-A Pawtucket, totaling 22/3 innings (two hits, no earned runs, two walks and five strikeouts). (more...)
Ajinkya Rahane To Lead India In One-Off Test Match Against Afghanistan Ajinkya Rahane To Lead India In One-Off Test Match Against Afghanistan
- May 08, 2018

The South Asian country and Ireland joined the ranks of full member nations of the International Cricket Council past year, taking the total number of Test-playing countries to 12. While the BCCI allowed Kohli to prepare for the England Tests by playing county, the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma have come back after their month-long stint at the Old Blighty, for Yorkshire and Sussex respectively. (more...)
UFC aiming for Nate Diaz vs. GSP in August, says White UFC aiming for Nate Diaz vs. GSP in August, says White
- May 08, 2018

The UFC president confirmed on the UFC Unfiltered podcast that he's working on booking Georges St-Pierre vs Diaz at UFC 227 , and have that fight as the co-main event alongside TJ Dillashaw vs Cody Garbrandt for the UFC Bantamweight Championship. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo 'worried' by ankle sprain after leaving Clasico - Zidane
- May 08, 2018

With the Champions League final against Liverpool three weeks away, Zidane insisted it was too early to speculate about the extent of the injury. Meanwhile, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has revealed he asked the club's staff to provide them with a guard of honour after Real refused. (more...)
Canes to hire Brind'Amour as coach Canes to hire Brind'Amour as coach
- May 08, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that former Carolina captain Rod Brind'Amour is expected to be promoted to head coach of the Hurricanes. Brind'Amour will inherit a hard situation in Carolina since the Hurricanes haven't reached the playoffs since 2008-09, which is the NHL's longest active streak. (more...)
Warriors, Rockets on brink of West final Warriors, Rockets on brink of West final
- May 08, 2018

In the later game, the Toronto Raptors , down 3-0, try to avoid a sweep by the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Durant scored 38 points while shooting 15-of-27 from the field and 2-of-5 from 3-point range, marking his 3rd 30-point game this postseason and 51st overall. (more...)
Liverpool star Gomez to miss CL final and World Cup Liverpool star Gomez to miss CL final and World Cup
- May 08, 2018

The 20-year-old's season is over after an operation to correct a long-standing ankle injury. He will not recover in time for the Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26, and will not be fit to be part of Gareth Southgate's England squad in Russian Federation this summer. (more...)
Lightning eliminate Bruins with win in Game 5 Lightning eliminate Bruins with win in Game 5
- May 08, 2018

They were better than we were in a lot of areas, one of them being puck battles and their pursuit. Boston has a deep defensive core, to begin with, and they have Torey Krug , Zdeno Chara , Adam McQuaid, Kevan Miller, Charlie McAvoy , and Brandon Carlo. (more...)
'Dancing With the Stars' Elimination Claims Two More Athletes 'Dancing With the Stars' Elimination Claims Two More Athletes
- May 08, 2018

And, the first couple reported as being in jeopardy was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lindsay Arnold , followed by Chris Mazdzer and Witney Carson . "Chris and Witney", Andrews mentioned. "I realized a lot of those negative comments come from a place of whoever is saying them, is sort of a reflection of how they feel about themselves", Rippon said. (more...)
Liverpool's Gomez to miss Champions League final and World Cup
- May 08, 2018

Gomez has made 31 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool this season, including six games during the Reds' run to the Champions League final, and received his first England call-up in November past year. Gomez played 90 minutes at centre-back in the Three Lions' 0-0 draw with Brazil in November, and also played 45 minutes in the goalless stalemate with Germany. (more...)
What is your take on Ben Roethlisberger's comments? What is your take on Ben Roethlisberger's comments?
- May 08, 2018

Rudolph had said on draft day that it wasn't up to Roethlisberger to teach him, and that it essentially was up to him to pave his own path through the NFL . Tomlin is a good football coach, as evidenced by his record, but he's not necessarily the disciplinarian that this group probably needs. The Steelers drafting another quarterback was always going to make things awkward in Pittsburgh's locker room. (more...)

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