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Warriors, Rockets on course for West Finals Warriors, Rockets on course for West Finals
- May 08, 2018

Those numbers helped Kerr make the easy decision to stick with that starting lineup in Game 5 with an opportunity to close out the Pelicans at home. Rajon Rondo finished with 11 rebounds but had only six assists after racking up 21 in Game 3. But the lack of depth on the rest of the roster has forced Gentry to lean on them with a heavy minutes workload. (more...)
Expansion Knights sink Sharks to reach Conference finals Expansion Knights sink Sharks to reach Conference finals
- May 08, 2018

Young players like Jake DeBrusk, Anders Bjork, and Danton Heinen made an impact with the Bruins this season and will for a while. Tampa Bay topped Boston 3-1 Sunday to win that series and move on to the Eastern Conference finals for the third time in the last four seasons. (more...)
Paine to captain Australia's ODI team in England Paine to captain Australia's ODI team in England
- May 08, 2018

Hohns said the tour would help players test themselves on English pitches ahead of the 2019 World Cup in England. D'Arcy Short, the opener, who cracked 572 runs in the 2017-18 BBL and made his worldwide debut in a T20I versus New Zealand in January this year, has been included in the ODI squad for the tour of England. (more...)
Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs on alert as Juve schemer opens door to move Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs on alert as Juve schemer opens door to move
- May 08, 2018

Juventus have been in discussions with the 24-year-old for several months, though nothing has been agreed as yet. The 31-year-old has been instrumental to Massimiliano Allegri's side this season as he is now enjoying his most prolific goalscoring campaign, having netted nine times from midfield in the league, while also registering two assists. (more...)
Cleveland Cavaliers sweep Toronto Raptors to reach NBA Eastern Conference finals Cleveland Cavaliers sweep Toronto Raptors to reach NBA Eastern Conference finals
- May 08, 2018

The Raptors shot just 26.7 per cent from three-point range and were led in scoring by center Jonas Valanciunas' 18 points. It wasn't for a lack of effort or chances - at least in the first three games. "I mean it would be absurd to make a move like that". As the Raptors' practice wound down Sunday, star guard DeMar DeRozan sat alone with his back to the wall and headphones clamped on his hoodie-clad head. (more...)
Lady Antebellum Flubs National Anthem Before NHL Playoff Game Lady Antebellum Flubs National Anthem Before NHL Playoff Game
- May 08, 2018

As the Winnipeg Jets enter Game 6 of their Western Conference Central Division battle against the Nashville Predators tonight on home ice, the official law firm for the Jets -Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP - is amping up its friendly rivalry with Nashville firm Bass Berry & Sims PLC. (more...)
NASCAR could be for sale in the near future NASCAR could be for sale in the near future
- May 08, 2018

The Reuters report didn't say what the prospective cost of the deal is, however, Forbes magazine has estimated that the combined networth of this France family in over £ 5 billion. While International Speedway Corporation (ISC) and Speedway Motorsports (SMI) own the majority of tracks used by NASCAR in its Cup Series schedule, the France family does have a controlling stake in ISC. (more...)
Man collapses and dies during Belfast City Marathon Man collapses and dies during Belfast City Marathon
- May 08, 2018

A spokesperson for Belfast City Marathon added: "We wish for everyone to respect the family's privacy at this sad time". "NIAS were on scene within four minutes having despatched a rapid response paramedic and an accident and emergency crew". (more...)
Caroline Wozniacki SURVIVES Madrid Open Match with Ashleigh Barty Caroline Wozniacki SURVIVES Madrid Open Match with Ashleigh Barty
- May 08, 2018

The Australian world No.18 led 4-2 in the final set of the second-round match but the Dane roared back to break serve, with some good fortune, as she rattled off the last four games to prevail. Azarenka, who had reduced her playing schedule due to a custody dispute with her son's father, said that she planned to play at Rome, the French Open, Mallorca and Wimbledon. (more...)
The Raptors Would Be Crazy To Fire Dwane Casey The Raptors Would Be Crazy To Fire Dwane Casey
- May 08, 2018

Coming back from an 0-3 deficit to win a series is no easy feat, but the Cavs did that with James as their leader several seasons ago if Toronto needs inspiration. Of the 130 teams to take a 3-0, all of them have won the series. If the message was directed at his teammates, they got it. Thus far in the playoffs, James is leading his team in points, assists, steals, blocks, and minutes played. (more...)
Happ homers from both sides of plate in Cubs victory Happ homers from both sides of plate in Cubs victory
- May 08, 2018

Kyle Hendricks also provided a lift for Chicago by pitching eight innings of two-run ball. Addison Russell's two-run double in the bottom of the fifth quieted any notion of a comeback, and the Cubs poured it on from there. Happ added a two-run shot in the fourth. The DL stint for Darvish was made retroactive to Friday. Miami starter Jarlin Garcia (1-1), who entered with a major league-best 1.09 ERA, was rocked for seven runs and six hits in four innings. (more...)
Ozil Says He Will Recover From Injury Before the World Cup Ozil Says He Will Recover From Injury Before the World Cup
- May 08, 2018

The Frenchman, who has two more games in charge of the Gunners, is leaving the club after nearly 22 years. Despite winning three Premier League titles in his first decade in charge, many fans had become frustrated with the Gunners' inability to challenge for the Premier League and Champions League in recent years. (more...)
Madrid Open insider makes Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic prediction Madrid Open insider makes Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic prediction
- May 08, 2018

Djokovic has really struggled to retrieve his best form following surgery on an elbow injury earlier this year. He has since been asked why he is never spotted with other top players during his time away from the court. We just do what we can against him'. The 12th-ranked Serb hasn't made it past the last 16 in five tournaments this year. He was a finalist in 2014, losing to Rafael Nadal . (more...)
Chevrolet Suburban RST SUV with the Spirit of a Camaro SS Chevrolet Suburban RST SUV with the Spirit of a Camaro SS
- May 08, 2018

Rather than having 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque, this V8 provides 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, with a tune that provides the power delivery needed to get a big four-wheel-drive SUV moving in a hurry while still offering great towing capabilities. (more...)
Hershel McGriff makes history at Tucson Speedway Hershel McGriff makes history at Tucson Speedway
- May 08, 2018

Hundreds of people lined up on the track at Tucson Speedway on Saturday to get an autograph from longtime NASCAR driver Hershel McGriff . Kraus, last year's series Rookie of the Year, is five points out of the lead in third in the championship standings - with three races complete of a 15-event schedule. (more...)
Mother of A's Stephen Piscotty dies at 55 of Lou Gehrig's disease Mother of A's Stephen Piscotty dies at 55 of Lou Gehrig's disease
- May 08, 2018

Oakland Coliseum sat fewer than 30 miles away. OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The mother of Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty has died, less than a year after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease. "We usually end [the day] playing the guitar with 'Amazing Grace, '" he told ESPN before his mother's death, noting it was a song his mother played for him as a child. (more...)
CJ Anderson signs 1-year deal with Panthers CJ Anderson signs 1-year deal with Panthers
- May 08, 2018

Fun fact: Anderson and the Broncos faced off against the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. "We had been working with C.J.'s agent since he was released", general manager Marty Hurney said. Anderson spent five seasons in Denver, gaining more than 3,000 yards, including a career-high 1,007 yards last season. Last season, Anderson played all 16 games and tallied his first career 1,000-yard rushing season, finishing with 1,007 rushing yards, which ranked ninth in the NFL. (more...)
Ex-Grizzlies coach Fizdale named coach of NBA Knicks Ex-Grizzlies coach Fizdale named coach of NBA Knicks
- May 08, 2018

They plan to introduce Fizdale at a news conference Tuesday. News first broke of Fizdale's hiring Thursday . James is widely expected to exercise his contract's opt-out clause this summer, allowing him to hit free agency. Fizdale may well be the coach who can guide the Knicks back into an era of prosperity they've been missing since the 1990s. The 43-year-old American - who has served assistant coaching stints with Golden State, Atlanta and Miami - took on the challenge of reviving a ... (more...)
Find Ways To End Cycle Of Violence In Kashmir, Says Mehbooba Mufti Find Ways To End Cycle Of Violence In Kashmir, Says Mehbooba Mufti
- May 08, 2018

Chairing a meeting of the Administrative Secretaries after opening of Darbar Move offices in the summer capital on Monday, the Chief Minister directed them to use their positions adequately to root out corruption from the administrative set up. (more...)
Giants' Johnny Cueto Out 6-8 Weeks With Elbow Sprain Giants' Johnny Cueto Out 6-8 Weeks With Elbow Sprain
- May 08, 2018

Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic noted Tommy John surgery remains an option if rehab doesn't work, but multiple doctors determined it wasn't necessary at this time. The right-hander also missed six weeks after the All-Star break last season with two separate injuries, blisters on his pitching hand and a forearm strain. (more...)
Juan Mata targets FA Cup success for Alex Ferguson Juan Mata targets FA Cup success for Alex Ferguson
- May 08, 2018

Carrick was brought to United by Ferguson in 2006, the midfielder going on to become the club's captain. It didn't really sink in. Speaking to Off the Ball's Nathan Murphy, he said: "Yeah I had dealings going back to when I was manager of Pats - I remember speaking to him trying to get a loan of a player called Derek Brazil one time who was a youth player who played in their youth teams under Liam Touhy". (more...)
Kevin Owens Signs New Five-Year Deal With WWE Kevin Owens Signs New Five-Year Deal With WWE
- May 08, 2018

We'll update as matches conclude. Strowman went through Owens in the ring before he chased Zayn to the outside and threw him into the barricade. There will be two qualifying matches . that match starts right now. Kevin says he is not interested in Braun's hands or his catchphrases. Owens doesn't care about anything related to Braun but he does care about Angle treating him fairly. (more...)
Recognizing nurses across the nation on National Nurses Week Recognizing nurses across the nation on National Nurses Week
- May 08, 2018

The ANA is focusing this year's National Nurses Week on the theme " Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence ", as part of its "Year of Advocacy". This week (May 6-12), the nation will celebrate both Public Service Recognition Week and National Nurses Week. (more...)
Detroit Pistons part ways with coach/team president Stan Van Gundy Detroit Pistons part ways with coach/team president Stan Van Gundy
- May 08, 2018

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news of the Pistons and Van Gundy split. It is unlikely that a potential Detroit-Barry partnership would be for the role of President of Basketball Operations, league sources tell ESPN. Gores, in the statement, emphasized that Van Gundy wanted to return. Setups like that aren't unheard of in the NBA - Tom Thibodeau is Minnesota's coach and president of basketball operations - but it's not that easy to make it work. (more...)
3 things Bruins must do to become true National Hockey League contender 3 things Bruins must do to become true National Hockey League contender
- May 08, 2018

Personally, I am glad we no longer have to worry about any licking incidents. "Probably the one thing that's gone under the radar is how physical we've been in both series ". J.T. Miller got the second goal, with clever passing between him and Nikita Kucherov . This type of play has proven that your team will get bounced early from the playoffs. (more...)
Boston Celtics showing the true value of the regular season Boston Celtics showing the true value of the regular season
- May 08, 2018

It's unfortunate, but what I wrote in my preview piece a week ago about Brad Stevens having the coaching edge in this series has definitely come to fruition. "We're just trying to get our best shooters on the floor, trying to sort of go that way as much as we can", Brown said. Then there's Brett Brown's take. (more...)
Kobe Bryant On Ben Simmons' Jumper: Kobe Bryant On Ben Simmons' Jumper: "Build That Thing Anew"
- May 08, 2018

As a 20-year veteran of the National Basketball Association, retiring in 2016, Bryant understands the importance of adapting as the game continually changes. Also, his lack of a three-point shot is glaring, as he hasn't attempted a single shot from beyond the arc during these playoffs, going 0-for-11 in threes during the entire regular season. (more...)
Alabama transfer Braxton Key commits to Virginia Alabama transfer Braxton Key commits to Virginia
- May 08, 2018

He'll sit for a year and have two seasons of eligibility remaining. Key dealt with injuries for much of his sophomore campaign and never could regain the form he showed during his first year. He missed 10 games as a sophomore due to knee surgery. But the season ended in major disappointment as the Cavaliers became the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16 seed as UMBC rolled to a 74-54 victory in an opening-round stunner. (more...)
Mark Williams wins third world snooker title Mark Williams wins third world snooker title
- May 08, 2018

Higgins, 42, fought back from 15-10 down to level at 15-15 but Williams won the next two frames and although he missed a simple pink to clinch the match 18-15, he kept his nerve to close out victory 15 years after he won his second world crown. (more...)
Eden Hazard shows off new haircut ahead of Chelsea FC clash Eden Hazard shows off new haircut ahead of Chelsea FC clash
- May 08, 2018

The 27-year-old is contracted to Chelsea until 2020 but is expected to sign a new contract instead of seeking a new move. The Red Devils have been given a blow regarding a transfer for Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard in the summer transfer window. (more...)

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