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Harden scores 30, Rockets even series at 2 games apiece Associated Press - 23 May 2018 00:30-04:00 Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
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AP source: Sharks closing in on 7-year deal with Kane Associated Press - 22 May 2018 22:13-04:00 Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
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Celtics hope return home can slow LeBron, Cavs in Game 5 Associated Press - 22 May 2018 21:41-04:00 Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
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NFL discussing possible steps to deal with anthem protests Associated Press - 22 May 2018 21:15-04:00 Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
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NFL discussing possible steps to deal with anthem protests Associated Press - 22 May 2018 19:55-04:00 Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
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Patriots take field for OTA with no Brady, no Gronk Associated Press - 22 May 2018 19:05-04:00 Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
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Celtics hope return home can slow LeBron, Cavs in Game 5 Associated Press - 22 May 2018 18:29-04:00 Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
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Mets sign Jose Bautista, cut last weekend by Braves Associated Press - 22 May 2018 18:17-04:00 Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
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Celtics hope return home can slow LeBron, Cavs in Game 5 Associated Press - 22 May 2018 17:36-04:00 Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
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Mariners' Dee Gordon has broken toe, joins Cano on DL Associated Press - 22 May 2018 16:16-04:00 Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source

NEW YORK – Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Philadelphia 76ers guard/forward Ben Simmons were unanimously selected to the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team after receiving first-place votes on all 100 ballots from a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
* Box Score: Celtics 118, Hawks 116 [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Turner and the NBA today announced that Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo will be the recipient of this year's Sager Strong Award at the NBA Awards on TNT, presented by Kia, to be held Monday, June 25, with coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET. The Sager Strong Award, named for iconic Turner Sports sideline reporter Craig Sager, is presented annually to an individual who has been a trailblazer while exemplifying courage, faith, compassion and grace. The award is bestowed upon the recipient in the form of a colorful suit jacket, a replica of the one worn by Sager during his unforgettable "Time is simply how you live your life" speech in 2016. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Rice University professor Dr. Anthony Pinn, who teaches a class on religion and hip-hop culture, joins the show to talk about his studies, the history of Houston music and how it all intersects with the basketball world. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee's mayor is expressing concern about police conduct in the stun-gun arrest of Bucks guard Sterling Brown in January. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Golden State's Steve Kerr has won the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, given to an NBA coach in recognition of his cooperation with media and fans, as well as excellence on the court. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Preparing for Giannis Antetokounmpo kept Mike Budenholzer up at night. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source
If the Golden Staten Warriors want to take a 3-1 lead against the Houston Rockets they may have to do it without Andre Iguodala, who is suffering from knee soreness. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- LeBron James may go from idolized to immortalized in his hometown. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source

Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown was absent Tuesday as the team prepared to leave for training camp in West Virginia, according to NFL Network's James Palmer. [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday that first-round draft pick Malik Hooker will open training camp on the PUP list. Hooker injured his hamstring during Monday's conditioning test. [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon enters Year 2 facing more adversity. After earning a four-game ban for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs, Dixon is slated for knee surgery Tuesday. [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned. For his ex-teammate in San Francisco, Jeremy Kerley, that's a shame. Because for Kerley, Kaepernick "knows how to get" a team back to the Super Bowl. [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Cowboys star receiver Dez Bryant may have shown up late to training camp, but that didn't stop him from professing his love for the organization that drafted him. [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Ian Darke leads the ESPN panel in predicting the 2018 World Cup winner with names of Germany, Brazil, France and England among the list. Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter told L'Equipe that Michel Platini can bounce back from his ban from football to take charge of the governing body. Platini's suspension and president Gianni Infantino's term both end next year, and Blatter, 82, believes the former France boss can still achieve his ambition of taking FIFA's top job. "He can always come back. He's 20 years younger than me," Blatter said. "When you've been president of the most important confederation, you can also lead... [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The season is over, but the transfer business is only just beginning for Europe's top clubs. ESPN FC's club correspondents discuss who will be in the firing line in the summer window. BARCELONA (Sam Marsden) Rough budget: President Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club start every summer with the same budget: €60 million plus whatever they can bring in from sales. With €100m already looking earmarked for Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann, they're going to need to be astute with their... [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Perhaps Luiz Felipe Scolari could see the writing on the wall as he made his exit from Guangzhou Evergrande last November after two-and-a-half trophy-filled seasons. After building on the legacy of predecessors Lee Jang-soo and Marcello Lippi to make Guangzhou the most successful club ever in China, the Brazilian no doubt knew troubled times lay ahead. Despite guiding the club to three league titles, the Asian Champions League crown in 2015 and the Chinese FA Cup a year later, the signs Guangzhou's... [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
ESPN's Arsenal correspondent Mattias Karen feels Arsenal need to bring in several key defenders if the club is to challenge for sivlerware. The most precious tribute you can pay Santi Cazorla is that he would have been a star on Arsene Wenger's greatest Arsenal teams. You could see him dictating play alongside Patrick Vieira in the centre of midfield or triangulating with Ashley Cole and Thierry Henry down the left wing with another display of precocious close control and high-speed passing to leave opponents dazed and dizzy. Instead, his fate was to elevate Wenger's most average Arsenal teams. And it was a role he played superbly.... [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The FC crew weigh the pros and cons of PSG's reported interest in Gianluigi Buffon and ponder whether Financial Fair Play is a factor. Julien Laurens explains Paul Pogba's state of mind following a season which occasionally saw strained relationships with manager Jose Mouinho. ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop delves into rumours surrounding Neymar, Willian, Anthony Martial and more in Transfer Rater. With the transfer window open, David Amoyal sorts through the speculation and rates how likely the rumoured moves are to take place. Anthony Martial to Chelsea: 35 percent The young French forward struggled this season under Jose Mourinho, and talk of him leaving the Red Devils is getting louder. Among the many clubs interested in him are Chelsea, in a deal that could involve Willian, who is reported to be unhappy with Antonio Conte's style of football. Despite the tense relationship between the... [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
ESPN FC's Paul Mariner examines England's strike force and wonders if they'll have what it takes to lead the Three Lions to glory at the World Cup. After the excitement of England's World Cup squad announcement, the Exploding Heads are here to break the bad news to those who didn't make the cut. England have named striker Harry Kane as their captain heading into the World Cup in Russia this summer. Kane, 24, the two-time Premier League Golden Boot winner, is the vice captain to Hugo Lloris at Tottenham and has occasionally worn the armband since Wayne Rooney retired from international competition in 2017. England manager Gareth Southgate made the announcement in a live video on Twitter on Tuesday morning. "Last night, we told the rest of the players that we've named Harry as captain for... [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
James Troisi speaks from Socceroos camp in Turkey. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Weston McKennie talks about his success at Schalke, the new faces on the U.S. roster and much more ahead of their training camp. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A Nigeria B selection were narrowly beaten 3-2 by Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in the GOtv Max Cup at the Godswil Akpabio international Stadium in Uyo. The Super Eagles team, which comprised both home and foreign-based players, impressed against the UEFA Europa League champions, netting two stunning goals against La Liga's best defence. Arsenal's Kelechi Nwakali, who spent the second-half of the season on loan at MVV Maastricht, was the standout player, and curled a majestic effort past Jan Oblak... [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Relive 10 of the best stories that amused and amazed in this season of football around the world. It's that time of year again when we here at Toe Poke pause a moment to take stock of the season just gone -- the thrills, the spills, the truly, truly dreadful penalty kicks (stay tuned!). Here are our various winners and indeed losers from 2017-18 ... Redemption of the season November brought with it redemption for one of the biggest laughing stocks of last season, as Portuguese artist Jose Antonio Navarro Arteaga was handed an artistic reprieve. Arteaga is of course the man who made a hash... [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source

Mariners right fielder Mitch Haniger exited Tuesday night's 3-2 win over the A's in the bottom of the fifth inning, not long after he was hit on his right wrist by a pitch from Oakland starter Trevor Cahill. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
An injured Khris Davis was predictably missing from the A's lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners, but he remained on the roster and could potentially avoid a stint on the disabled list. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Jean Segura scored the winning run from first base on Guillermo Heredia's one-out double into the right-center-field gap in the 10th inning, as the Mariners topped the A's, 3-2, in Tuesday night's series opener. Oakland starter Trevor Cahill tossed seven strong innings, but Seattle's Mike Zunino hit a game-tying two-run homer in the seventh. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Chris Taylor and Yasiel Puig slugged back-to-back home runs off Bryan Shaw in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday night, powering the Dodgers to a 5-3 comeback win over the Rockies. Ian Desmond had helped Colorado take a one-run lead with a homer and an RBI single, but Los Angeles rallied to its fifth win in six games. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Matt Harvey had his best start as a Red, tossing 6 innings and allowing just 1 run. He struck out 5, and got plenty of support from Scooter Gennett, whose grand slam highlighted a 6-RBI performance. Colin Moran and Austin Meadows homered for the Pirates, but Jameson Taillon (6 IP, 6 ER) was touched up. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Second baseman Scooter Gennett has a year-plus of time logged with the Reds, and he's already zooming up the club's all-time list for grand slams. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Michael A. Taylor, who has struggled at the plate this season, took a big sigh of relief after swatting a double off the center-field wall to bring home the game-winning run in the ninth inning. The Nationals center fielder kept the game tied in the sixth with a 98 mph throw to the plate to throw out a runner. Franchy Cordero (449-foot home run) and Bryce Harper (NL-best 15th homer) provided the early fireworks. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Jose Ramirez's 14th home run -- a three-run shot -- Yonder Alonso's three-run double and Chicago native Jason Kipnis' two-run single provided monumental support for Trevor Bauer, who tossed six scoreless innings in the Indians' romp at Wrigley Field. Cubs starter Tyler Chatwood walked six and exited in a four-run third and Mike Montgomery allowed six more runs before Ian Happ's ninth-inning homer prevented a shutout. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez launched solo homers to help starter Jason Hammel, who went seven strong innings, pick up his first win of the season as the Royals evened the I-70 Series at one game apiece. Cardinals starter Luke Weaver worked with an early lead as Jose Martinez scored from third on a delayed double steal. Martinez was hung up and likely would have been out, but third baseman Mike Moustakas dropped the throw from Perez. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source

Stanislas Wawrinka, who won his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, says he deserved the crown after his final-round win over Rafael Nadal, who was contending with a back injury. The Swiss will move up to a career-high No. 3 ranking when they are released on Monday. “To win a Slam, to be No. 3, both for me is a big surprise,” he said. “But I think more to win a Slam. Because in the ranking you can be No. 3 without winning a Slam. But now it's both happening, so it's a big surprise. It's amazing feeling. I saw Roger [Federer] winning so many Grand Slams in the past, so now it's my turn to win one. If you look the 10 past years, except [Juan Martin] Del Potro, it's only the top four guys who was winning all the Grand Slams. So, I will need time to realize what I did in these two weeks. Because at the end, even if Rafa was injury, I think I deserve that Grand Slam because I won against Djokovic, No. 2; I won against Rafa. I did amazing two weeks, and I was playing my best tennis ever.” [...]
Sun, Aug 04, 2013, Continue reading at the source
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)—Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt won the Australian Open men's double title in their first Grand Slam as a team with a 6-3, 6-3 win Saturday over Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen. Kubot and Lindstedt dominated from the start, fending off the only breakpoint they faced and wrapping up the final in just an hour and five minutes. Butorac and Klaasen — who had an upset win over top-ranked Bob and Mike Bryan in the third round — upped their tempo in the second set to stay in touch, but could only watch as their opponents served out the match. In the first round, they beat local favorite Pat Rafter, who came out of retirement at the age of 41 to play doubles with Lleyton Hewitt. [...]
Sun, Aug 04, 2013, Continue reading at the source
Melbourne, Australia (AP)—Daniel Nestor of Canada and Kristina Mladenovic of France combined to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title with a 6-3, 6-2 win Sunday over sixth-seeded Sania Mirza of India and Horia Tecau of Romania. Nestor and Mladenovic, who won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title last year, fended off all five break points they faced and broke the Mirza-Tecau combination four times in the 58-minute match. ''Kiki, she's the best mixed doubles player. She really helps me out on court,'' the 41-year-old Nestor said. ''I actually have to cover less of the court, which is perfect for me, because I'm so old. '' Nestor has won all four majors in men's doubles. This was his second Australian Open mixed doubles title his victory at Melbourne Park in 2007. [...]
Sun, Aug 04, 2013, Continue reading at the source
I'm not sure what Stanislas Wawrinka expected as he faced the prospect of becoming just the second man outside of the game's Big Four to win a major title over the past 36 opportunities. Whatever it was could not have been what happened on the floor of Rod Laver Arena tonight, as Wawrinka won the most bizarre Grand Slam final in recent memory, overcoming an injured but unyielding Rafael Nadal over four sometimes brilliant, sometimes ghastly sets lasting two hours and 24 minutes. The final score was 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. And the question lingering after Wawrinka cracked the final ball, a forehand approach winner, was: “Just how badly is Nadal hurt?” Wawrinka's prospects looked grim going into the match, even though he had knocked knocked out No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals. For one thing, he was winless against the tournament's top seed in 12 tries. Moreover, he had never won a set in any of those matches. To top it off—no, wait, not yet—he had been unable to convert on nine set-point opportunities in those 12 matches. And finally, nobody had ever beaten Djokovic and Nadal in the same tournament. In other words, Nadal was not only in Wawrinka's head, he'd built a McMansion there and moved all of his junk in. Yet from the start, there were signs that Wawrinka had somehow managed to evict Nadal from between his ears – at least temporarily. Few first-time Grand Slam finalists have come out looking as calm, confident, and determined as Wawrinka. In what some would find a refreshing—and astonishing—plot twist, it was Nadal who seemed to fall prey to bouts of anxiety in the early going. Thus, Wawrinka was able to draw first blood with a break for 3-1—the kill shot an unreturnable cross-court forehand. While Wawrinka has always been known for his heavy, punishing backhand, it was his forehand that had carried him to the ultimate round at this tournament. With that lead in hand, Wawrinka continued to play assured, handsome tennis. He had another break point in the sixth game, and although Nadal survived it to go to 2-4, it was clear that Wawrinka had him on the run. In the next game, Wawrinka held for the 33rd consecutive time in the tournament. Yet that elusive first-set win seemed improbable just a game later, as Wawrinka served at 5-3. He got off on the wrong foot with a forehand [...]
Sun, Aug 04, 2013, Continue reading at the source
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Stan Wawrinka added a win over Rafael Nadal to his list of firsts in a stunning run to his maiden Grand Slam title, extending his rival's injury-cursed run at the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 upset in Sunday's final. The 28-year-old Wawrinka had never taken a set off Nadal in 12 previous meetings, but attacked from the start against the 13-time major winner and regained his nerve after dropping the third set against the injured Spaniard. Nadal appeared to be on the verge of retiring in the second set, when he hurt his back and needed a medical time out, but he refused to quit. "It's really not the way you want to win a tennis match, but in a Grand Slam final I'll take it," said Wawrinka, the first man in 21 years to beat the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked players en route to a Grand Slam title. Nadal was a hot favorite to win at Melbourne Park and become the first man to win each of the four Grand Slam tournaments twice in the Open era -- instead, his injury curse struck again. It remains the only major he's hasn't won at least two times. "Rafa, I'm really sorry for you, I hope your back is going to be fine, you're a really great guy, good friend and really amazing champion," Wawrinka said as he accepted his first major trophy. "Last year I had a crazy match, I lost it. I was crying a lot after the match. But in one year a lot happened -- I still don't know if I'm dreaming or not but we'll see tomorrow morning." Warwinka lost in five sets to Novak Djokovic in the fourth round of the 2013 Australian Open, in the longest Grand Slam match of the season. Djokovic went on to win his third consecutive title at Melbourne Park, and then beat Wawrinka again in five sets in the U.S. Open semifinals. But Wawrinka avenged those losses this time, beating Djokovic in five sets in the quarterfinals -- ending a run of 14 straight losses to the Serbian player. Now he'll move from No. 8 to No. 3. In doing so, he'll surpass Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam winner who lost to Nadal in the semifinals -- to become the highest-ranked Swiss player for the first time in his career. Wawrinka also broke up a sequence of wins for the [...]
Sun, Aug 04, 2013, Continue reading at the source

The veteran left-hander is a likely candidate to be traded soon, and he could be a perfect fit for the Yankees, who had no answer for him on Tuesday. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The Warriors had every opportunity to win the game, but a last-second 3-pointer by Stephen Curry could not find its way home, leaving the series tied. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Bautista, 37, has not had much success recently, but the team coveted a right-handed batter, and he was in the lineup batting fifth on Tuesday. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The suit, filed on Monday, alleges that the team's cheerleaders were required to work unpaid overtime and were harshly criticized by their director. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A violent tackle is forcing Japan to ask difficult questions about football's place in society. “I wasn't strong enough to say no.” [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
It is unclear what, exactly, happened here. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
James performed the bulk of the work in a Game 4 win over the Boston Celtics, but Kevin Love and Kyle Korver had big moments as Cleveland evened the series. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source
With five home runs against Texas, the Yankees surpassed the Red Sox for the most in the major leagues, with 72 so far this season. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Thousands took to the streets of Lima on Sunday in a show of public support for Guerrero, the suspended captain of the country's national soccer team. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source
At 34 and playing on a struggling Texas team, Hamels may be on his way out of town this summer. And the Yankees may be in need of veteran pitching. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source

Steve Kerr said he's a proponent of pushing the ball rather than taking a timeout. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Football's most dangerous play may become both safer and more exciting. Plus, readers reflect on Peter King's 29 years at SI [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Bauer denied the allegations, saying he carved "BD 91.1" on the mound instead of "BD 911." [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
James Harden and Chris Paul led the Rockets to Houston's first-ever postseason win at Golden State, tying the series at 2-2. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Nine NFL special-teams coaches determined these potential changes through a series of phone calls over the last month. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The series is now tied at two games apiece. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source