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Sports Basketball: San Antonio Spurs advance in NBA playoffs
Author: 0 Basketball: San Antonio Spurs advance in NBA playoffs

Memphis Grizzlies defeated the San Antonio Spurs 110-108 in overtime. "I'm seriously thrilled that we were able to get through that first round", Popovich said . "It just didn't go our way, but hopefully, it will in Game 6 ". Told of Fizdale's comments, Ginobili, in typical fashion, stepped back in surprise before cracking a joke.

Sports Buccaneers go defense in 2nd round, draft S Justin Evans
Author: 0 Buccaneers go defense in 2nd round, draft S Justin Evans

Licht and thank everybody for the opportunity to come and be a part of this franchise", he said. Licht admitted Cook was a consideration and he was available. Peppers is an interesting case heading into the draft. Howard was projected to be a top-10 or top-15 pick. Now with a diluted specimen drug test, where Peppers goes is anyone's guess.

Sports Sunderland Relegated from Premier League After 10 Seasons
Author: 0 Sunderland Relegated from Premier League After 10 Seasons

Nigerian striker, Victor Anichebe, fired blanks again on Saturday as his troubled club, Sunderland finally got relegated from the Premier League to the English Championships . As relegation will be confirmed either this weekend or next week, the notion of calling for change now seems largely futile, but many feel duty-bound to express their dissatisfaction with the manager who has overseen the long-feared dump into the Championship .

Sports National Football League draft prospect's infant son died during record-setting season at Texas
Author: 0 National Football League draft prospect's infant son died during record-setting season at Texas

D'Onta Jr. was born after just 23 weeks of pregnancy and weighed 15 ounces. Foreman also revealed he and his girlfriend are expecting another child in September. The mother of Bo Paske, the middle schooler Rudolph ate lunch with, posted a social media tribute. "We love you beyond measure". "He's a good football player, very productive in college", head coach Bill O'Brien said.

Author: 0 Katie Taylor Ready For The Next Big Test on Joshua-Klitschko Bill

Joshua will defend his IBF Heavyweight title against the Ukranian and look to claim the vacant WBA (Super) and IBO heavyweight titles LIVE on Kwesé TV (Kwesé Free Sports and Kwesé Sports 1 ) from 19:00 (CAT). However, Wladimir Klitschko is in position where his entire legacy is at stake and most probably Wembley stadium will be his last fight. In regards to pressure, it's just enjoyable.

Sports LEADING OFF: Twins-Tigers scrap; Scherzer on Sunday night
Author: 0 LEADING OFF: Twins-Tigers scrap; Scherzer on Sunday night

The Tigers recalled right-handed hitting catcher-first baseman John Hicks from Toledo to cover themselves. "I was pitching great, the plan was working", Darvish said through an interpreter. McCann added a sacrifice fly later in the inning. They play the third of four games at the Los Angeles Angels. "I still have to get a CT scan when I get back to Detroit".

Sports Antetokounmpo scores 28 points, Bucks beat Raptors 97-83
Author: 0 Antetokounmpo scores 28 points, Bucks beat Raptors 97-83

Lowry scored four points in Saturday's 97-83 loss to Milwaukee , connecting on just two of 11 field goal attempts and finishing 0 for 6 from 3-point range. The Raptors have a less than stellar reputation in the playoffs and every year the team somehow looks extraordinarily disappointing in their first game of a series.

Sports El Clasico: Messi's 500th Barcelona goal sinks Real Madrid in thriller
Author: 0 El Clasico: Messi's 500th Barcelona goal sinks Real Madrid in thriller

Brazilian Casemiro opened Madrid's account in the 28th minute, but saw his effort neutralized, by Messi, five minutes later. Barcelona boss Luis Enrique insisted on Tuesday he will revel in his memories of coaching Lionel Messi , rather than miss him when he steps down at the end of the season.

Sports Ben Gamel has RBI single in 9th, Mariners beat Tigers 2-1
Author: 0 Ben Gamel has RBI single in 9th, Mariners beat Tigers 2-1

Paxton has been pitching like this all month, registering a cool 1.39 ERA with three wins and no losses through his first five starts. Justin Verlander was back to his normal dominance on Thursday, but he was betrayed by this offense, defense and bullpen.

Author: 0 Ravens get defensive in draft, select Alabama CB Humphrey

The athletically-gifted cornerback became the surprise first Alabama player taken when the Baltimore Ravens picked Humphrey with the 16th overall pick Thursday evening in the 2017 NFL Draft . While they traditionally go for the best player available, this was a need they couldn't afford to pass up. "We're going to be darn tough to throw against".

Author: 0 Eriksen insists Tottenham can still win Premier League

We are ready this season to fight". This was a vital victory for Mauricio Pochettino's men. "When we are playing we are not thinking about what happened with Chelsea or what will happen in the future", he said. Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld, Hugo Lloris, Harry Kane and Ben Davies celebrate after the match. Attempting to marshal the young troops is France global skipper Lloris, and there was nearly a note of pride in his voice as he recounted the manner in which they had seen off a team ...

Sports Jaguars take Leonard Fournette with No. 4 pick in NFL Draft
Author: 0 Jaguars take Leonard Fournette with No. 4 pick in NFL Draft

Fournette gives the Jaguars a physical pounder who will make play-action fakes significantly more effective. Standing 6-foot-1, 240 pounds, Fournette arrived in Baton Rouge as the nation's No. The running game, featuring Chris Ivory and 2015 second-round selection T.J. Yeldon, has been inept too often. He's not the most agile running back, but when Fournette has running lane, he picks up speed quickly and can hit the home run.

Author: 0 Deshaun Watson: Texans get their quarterback, draft Watson

National Football League teams that need a quarterback, Dabo Swinney has a message for you. It's not that Deshaun Watson doesn't respect Mitchell Trubisky . The wisdom on drafting quarterbacks high in the draft still comes from Ernie Accorsi, the general manager of the Giants when he traded for Eli Manning on draft day in 2004.

Author: 0 Predators Beat Blues 4-3 in Game 1

During his time with the Leafs, Kessel had been an offensive player without a supporting cast. A sold-out Honda Center could barely keep up when a tense 1-1 game morphed into a free-for-all as each team scored two goals apiece in a 4:24 span midway through the third.

Sports Garett Bolles Takes His Baby On Stage
Author: 0 Garett Bolles Takes His Baby On Stage

Bolles, who had a tumultuous journey to Utah and the National Football League, brought his infant son, Kingston, along with him to put on the Broncos jersey. "Excited that Garett Bolles was available for us to take with our first round pick", Broncos GM John Elway tweeted after the pick. He started all 13 games for Utah during the 2016 season at left tackle last season, earning first team all-Pac-12 honors.

Author: 0 Haddon Heights, Temple product Haason Reddick drafted by Cardinals

Arians was head coach of the Owls in the mid-1980s. It paid off for both men. Reddick had a dream senior season at Temple, totaling 59 tackles and 9.5 sacks. Instead of opting for a signal-caller with the 13th overall pick, the Arizona Cardinals elected to pursue help on the defensive side of the ball and selected Temple linebacker Haason Reddick .

Author: 0 ESPN lays off about 100 employees, including Danny Kanell, Ed Werder

Some of ESPN's financial problems center on the roughly 2 million subscribers it lost in fiscal year 2016; falling advertising revenue and rising costs of broadcast rights have also contributed. ESPN has been facing a slump in revenue that's most easily traced to cord-cutting by former cable subscribers, in an era of sharply shifting habits both for sports fans and for television viewers in general.

Author: 0 Marshawn Lynch Couldn't Contain His Excitement After Landing With Hometown Oakland Raiders

NFL.com reports that the Raiders and Seahawks didn't want uncertainty with draft picks so close to Thursday's draft. Lynch retired following the 2015 season and still has a contract with the Seattle Seahawks. DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard will be bigger threats in the passing game, however, which should keep the work spread around. The five-time Pro Bowl running back who ran for at least 1,200 yards from 2011-2014.

Author: 0 Marshon Lattimore: Saints get CB help in Marshon Lattimore at 11

Dede Westbrook #11 of the Oklahoma Sooners tackles Marshon Lattimore #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes as he ran an interception back in the first half of their game at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma.

Sports Chargers grab Clemson WR Mike Williams with 1st pick in LA
Author: 0 Chargers grab Clemson WR Mike Williams with 1st pick in LA

With the growing concern surrounding Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen's injuries, Williams gives Philip Rivers a prototypical outside receiver to target. He had 8 receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown in Clemson's win over Alabama in this year's National Championship game. The former Lake Marion standout recorded 177 catches for 2,727 yards and 21 touchdowns for the Tigers during his time at Clemson.

Author: 0 New York Rangers - Six Questions Going Into Round Two

The New York Rangers have won three straight games and are coming off a six-game series against the Montreal Canadiens . Meanwhile, divisional rivals Pittsburgh and Washington will face off in another classic meeting between Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin.

Sports Cavaliers will host Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of Eastern semifinals Monday
Author: 0 Cavaliers will host Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of Eastern semifinals Monday

Now, facing elimination when they take on the Raptors tonight in Game 6 at the Bradley Center, the Bucks will have no choice. Coming off 87-76 and 118-93 wins, third-seeded Toronto leads the sixth-seeded Bucks three games to two. LeBron James, who was offended by the Greek Freak's insolence earlier this season , would have made it his personal mission to destroy the Bucks in no more than five games.

Author: 0 Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series

Given the week Isaiah Thomas endured, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens struggled to explain how his star guard managed to elevate his game the way he did against the Chicago Bulls. Jerian Grant started and went to the bench after about five ineffective minutes. "I don't think it's a foregone conclusion that he doesn't play (Wednesday) night", Mannix said, via CBS Boston.

Sports Conte lauds Chelsea for passing Saints test
Author: 0 Conte lauds Chelsea for passing Saints test

This is part of the reason why I said what I said nearly two weeks ago. "Everything! He make his own history in Italy, now he wants to make his own history in England so I think this kind of manager they are ready to win everything". Jose Mourinho's Blues were machine-like up until Christmas, missing out on just eleven points and scoring as many goals as Manuel Pellegrini's free-firing Manchester City with almost 2.2 per game, but a 5-3 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on New Year's Day ...

Sports YO woman inspires with win at World Masters in NZ
Author: 0 YO woman inspires with win at World Masters in NZ

Impressively she's also taken out first place in shot put earlier today with a throw of 2.1m and will take part in the javelin tomorrow. Asked what was key to her success at the age of 101, Kaur explained it was simple. Man, that's awesome. Usain Bolt better watch his back, because I don't think she's done training and improving. Being the only athlete competing in the 100+ age category, her victory may have been guaranteed.

Sports Father of college football star accidentally shot, killed at strip club
Author: 0 Father of college football star accidentally shot, killed at strip club

Darryl Rudolph , who was a youth coach in the South Florida area, told ESPN at the time he was "overwhelmed with joy" when he learned what his son had done for the boy. Rudolph finished his career with 153 receptions for 2,311 yards and 18 touchdowns. "A friend of mine sent this handsome picture to me today and when I saw it with the caption " Travis Rudolph is eating lunch with your son" I replied 'who is that?' He said 'FSU football player, ' then I had tears streaming down my face", ...

Sports Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski needs more ref protection
Author: 0 Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski needs more ref protection

However, first Dortmund must be overcome in a repeat of last year's final which Bayern won 4-3 on penalties after a goalless draw in Berlin. Ousmane Dembele led Borussia Dortmund to a 3-2 win over Bayern Munich and their fourth consecutive DFB-Pokal final.

Sports No Gobert, no problem as Jazz defeat Clippers
Author: 0 No Gobert, no problem as Jazz defeat Clippers

Gobert's secondary action off his screen went awry after he banged knees with Clippers forward, Luc Mbah a Moute . Utah Jazz center Boris Diaw, center, of France, passes the ball as Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin , left, and guard Raymond Felton defend during the first half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff se.

Author: 0 Albert defeats Cilic, advances to Monte-Carlo semis

Murray, the French Open finalist a year ago, has never won here, while the fourth-seeded Nadal is aiming for a 10th title in Monte Carlo . Still, Nadal avoided a season-spoiling upset by sealing up the third set to win 6-0, 5-7, 6-3. "I felt like - even though I didn't hold serve that much today - that I served better than I did in my last match ". Fifth seed Marin Cilic of Croatia destroyed France's Jeremy Chardy 6-3 6-0.

Sports Some questions and answers about Maria Sharapova's return
Author: 0 Some questions and answers about Maria Sharapova's return

Given a wild card , the tournament organizers have shown faith in the all-time tennis great despite several players on tour voicing a different opinion. Maria Sharapova, the victor of five grand slams including career slam, is roaring to make a strong comeback in her opening match post the disgraceful doping scandal that left her with a tainted image.