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Sports Warriors get a break after drama-filled opening series
Author: 0 Warriors get a break after drama-filled opening series

That leaves Portland with two choices. Never allowing the Trail Blazers to find an offensive rhythm, the Warriors rolled to a 128-103 Game 4 triumph Monday night , completing a sweep of the first-round Western Conference playoff series. Nurkic was injured in this series and only played sparingly in Game 3, but if gets healthy and Portland adds another key player, they could be a threat to the Warriors in future years.

Sports Clippers' Blake Griffin has surgery on right big toe
Author: 0 Clippers' Blake Griffin has surgery on right big toe

Terrill). Griffin limped off the court in the second quarter of the Clippers' Game 3 victory over the Utah Jazz on April 21 in Salt Lake City. That's exactly why the Warriors were pulling for the Clippers in Game 7 on Sunday, and they weren't afraid to admit it to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com .

Author: 0 LeBron James to pay teammate's $6K fine for Game 1 ejection

Cleveland took a 62-48 halftime edge and came out hot in the third quarter, blowing open a 96-74 cushion by the end of the frame. Houston had six players in double figures, including 20 points and 13 rebounds from Clint Capela. Irving cruised down the right side of the court and, while he could have easily laid it in for two, lobbed the ball high off the glass as James soared past the trailing Ibaka, corralled the ball with his left hand and threw down a thunderous alley oop.

Sports O's Jones says he faced racist taunts at Fenway
Author: 0 O's Jones says he faced racist taunts at Fenway

Chris Sale gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 1.19 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. The reigning American League Cy Young Award victor had not walked that many batters since May 29, 2014, a span of 88 starts. Adam Jones leads the O's with 29 hits and 11 RBI while Jonathan Schoop and Welington Castillo have combined for 47 hits and 22 RBI. - Mark Trumbo , who flashed signs of a breakout in the Bronx, carries a career.308 average with three homers and seven RBI versus Pomeranz going ...

Sports Blue Jays activate RHP Sanchez off 10-day DL
Author: 0 Blue Jays activate RHP Sanchez off 10-day DL

But his flip from the seat of his trousers to Judge went over the 6-foot-7 outfielder's head as Smoak and Devon Travis raced home from second and third. In that start, Sanchez threw just 13 pitches, leaving the game after the first inning. Michael Conforto homered and drove in three runs, and NY scored five times in the fourth inning off Julio Teheran before holding on to beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5.

Author: 0 Zuccarello leads Rangers to 4-1 win over Senators in Game 3

The Senators continued to push in the third period and Lundqvist, another guy the Rangers needed to be better in the second game, was ready for them. Game 5 is Friday night in St. Louis. Ottawa came out with more intensity in the second period, getting the first three shots of the period. "For the most part we were real solid".

Sports Happy hour: LeBron scores 35, grabs beer as Cavs top Raptors
Author: 0 Happy hour: LeBron scores 35, grabs beer as Cavs top Raptors

In a night that also saw the Spurs get blasted in an opening matchup versus Houston, it was a little disheartening to see the Raptors offer any kind of resistance to the defending champs. The Cleveland Cavaliers drew first blood in their Eastern Conference play-off semi-final with a 116-105 win over the Toronto Raptors. Can they do it again, or will Toronto cause them problems? LeBron James isn't the only reason that P.J.

Author: 0 Anthony Joshua delivers impassioned speech after stunning victory

The bout which made history as one of the biggest fight nights in boxing history drew a record post-war British boxing crowd of 90,000 at Wembley. Joshua said. "Come on, is that what you want to see? I came back and I fought my heart out, that's what I'm about". "As boxing states, you leave your ego at the door and you respect your opponent", Joshua later added.

Author: 0 Crosby, Penguins edge Blue Jackets 4-1 for 2-0 series lead

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jaden Schwartz scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Jake Allen made 40 saves to lead St. Louis over Minnesota for a 3-0 lead in the first-round playoff series. The Blue Jackets , who are in the playoffs for just the third time in their 17-year history, trail 3-0 in the series. And while the Pens knew that would happen, it's one thing to talk about it and another to experience it.

Sports Huskies receiver John Ross III picked No. 9 by Cincinnati Bengals
Author: 0 Huskies receiver John Ross III picked No. 9 by Cincinnati Bengals

Ross , a second-team All-American, had 81 catches, 1,150 yards and 17 touchdowns, which tied for second nationally. The Bengals won just six games last season and then got worse by losing their two best offensive linemen, Whitworth and guard Kevin Zeitler , on the free-agent market.

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Except Preds defenseman P.K. Subban wasn't letting the Blues cut into any sort of Nashville's lead. The goal was the first in this year's playoffs for Neal and came on only the second shot on goal by Nashville. Truly saying, its really not necessary to go back a match with this type of attitude. We battled back, clawed back in a game where we don't get the lead early.

Author: 0 Complete effort by Preds leads to 2-1 series lead on Blues

Louis Blues left wing Ivan Barbashev (49), of Russian Federation, and Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) battle for the puck during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, April 28, ...

Sports Alvin Kamara Drafted by New Orleans in Round 3
Author: 0 Alvin Kamara Drafted by New Orleans in Round 3

Williams is the 13th Ute to be selected in the second round, and the third in the last three drafts. I worry about the durability issues, having missed 16 games and never played a full season as a starter in college, but Anzalone is the ideal fit in New Orleans as a MIKE linebacker with the potential to be an every-down player in the NFL.

Sports Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Malaysia draws against Japan
Author: 0 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Malaysia draws against Japan

As the Indian and British players ran off the pitch and the start of the game was deferred, organisers were bracing for frequent disruptions during the week-long tournament. India had multiple chances in the final quarter of the match to increase their lead but Harmanpreet and Rupinder Pal Singh failed to convert their respective penalty corners and won the match 3-0.

Sports Gutsy Mladenovic ends Sharapova comeback at Stuttgart
Author: 0 Gutsy Mladenovic ends Sharapova comeback at Stuttgart

I went down in the third set when he broke me in the first game. Murray, though, still looks a pale shadow of the player that rose to number one on a spectacular run at the end of past year as he struggles for form and fitness after an elbow injury.

Author: 0 Stay calm and execute plan: Super Over advice for Bumrah

He was one of the key players in India's win at the Asia Cup and also helped the Men in Blue reach the semi-finals of the World T20. With the ball, it was Jasprit Bumrah who won the match for his franchisee. However, Malinga scores his first wicket and dismisses McCullum with a clean bowled - an important wicket for Mumbai Indians . The likes of Suresh Raina, Andrew Tye , Ravindra Jadeja and Aaron Finch remained the stars of the match .

Sports Jets WR Devin Smith out for season with torn ACL
Author: 0 Jets WR Devin Smith out for season with torn ACL

And as a result, the oft-injured receiver will be sidelined for the entire 2017 season. General manager Mike Maccagnan said Smith suffered the injury sometime before the first day of OTAs on April 17. Sometimes it's bad luck. After beginning last season on the physically unable to perform list while rehabbing, Smith played in just four games and caught one pass for 20 yards.

Sports Bayern complains to UEFA about Spanish police
Author: 0 Bayern complains to UEFA about Spanish police

Ronaldo has paid tribute to Bayern for their performance over the two legs, but insists that his team were "fair winners". Germany worldwide Muller stressed that Bayern "did not put in a flawless performance", but added: "We were in great shape mentally after we went 2-1 up and still had 11 players on the pitch".

Sports Chad Kelly: Broncos take QB Chad Kelly as Mr. Irrelevant
Author: 0 Chad Kelly: Broncos take QB Chad Kelly as Mr. Irrelevant

At his pro day, Kelly suffered torn ligaments in his wrist and won't be able to throw until July. Kelly, the nephew of Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, starred at Ole Miss in 2015 and 2016. After deciding to return for his senior season, Kelly final year was cut short after tearing his ACL. Dabo Swinney ended up kicking him off the team for detrimental conduct, and after Hugh Freeze plucked him out of East Mississippi Community College, he got arrested at a bar in Buffalo .

Sports Pirates beat Cubs 6-5 as Ngoepe becomes first African in MLB
Author: 0 Pirates beat Cubs 6-5 as Ngoepe becomes first African in MLB

Pittsburgh set season-highs in runs and hits by the fourth inning finishing with 18 hits and all eight starting position players recording at least one while Jose Osuna had four and Gift Ngoepe also had three. Tony Watson pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for his seventh save. "At times , I thought it was really good, but at times I thought it was aimed too low to start with", said Hurdle of Taillon, who allowed five hits, two walks and one run in five innings.

Author: 0 F1: I f****d it up, fumes Bahrain GP runner-up Lewis Hamilton

The obstruction occurred as a result of Mercedes double stacking under the Safety Car. The third spot on the podium was occupied by the second Mercedes driver - Valtteri Bottas. Losing points for the team is definitely painful but it is what it is. Mr. Vettel took the checkered flag at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), almost 7secs ahead of Lewis Hamilton taking his 2nd victory of the season and the lead in the F1 Drivers' Championship.

Author: 0 Murray hits back to gain revenge over Ramos-Vinolas in Barcelona Open

He will face Rafael Nadal, who moved to within one win of a 10th Barcelona title on Saturday when he swept past Argentina's Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 6-4 in the semi-finals. Nadal and Thiem have met on three occasions previously, on clay each time , and the young Austrian can draw inspiration from his victory over the Spanish great in Buenos Aries past year, despite having lost their last meeting in Monte Carlo.

Sports The Cardinals reached .500 after breaking the Blue Jays' hearts
Author: 0 The Cardinals reached .500 after breaking the Blue Jays' hearts

Upon further contemplation: "I'm definitely less comfortable with guys on base, anybody would be". Toronto called on left-hander J.P. Howell to face the lefty-hitting Carpenter. They did none of the above and will come home to play to play the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday with a 6-16 record. The inning ended one batter later when Kendrys Morales tried to score from second on Smoak's single, but was thrown out by center fielder Kevin Kiermaier.

Sports West Brom 0 Leicester City 1: Vardy fires Foxes closer to safety
Author: 0 West Brom 0 Leicester City 1: Vardy fires Foxes closer to safety

Shakespeare admits it will not be easy against West Brom, though. But knowing Wes' character he will want to play. Star Man: Jamie Vardy - He can be nearly invisible most of the game but another goal another Leicester win. It will surely be hard for the Foxes to summon serious enthusiasm for the final few weeks of the season but their overall trajectory remains positive, and the gap between them and Saturday's hosts has narrowed significantly of late.

Author: 0 Andy Murray drops first set, rallies into Barcelona semifinals

There were more positive signs in the second set for Murray but still he was the one under the most pressure as Ramos-Vinolas showed why he is at a career-high ranking of 19. Murray will play Austrian Dominic Thiem in the next round. Murray squeezed past Albert Ramos-Vinolas in a three-hour encounter on Friday and looked flat-footed as Thiem roared through the opening set with three breaks of serve in just over half an hour.

Author: 0 Vettel sets pace in third practice for Russian Grand Prix

It is his first front row since Monza in 2015 and by far the Finn's best performance of the year. Bottas has now out-qualified Hamilton for the second race in succession. Hamilton seemed to be struggling with his vehicle all day, aborting his first two attempts at a fast lap, and after a series of mistakes was slower than Bottas in both sessions.

Author: 0 John Wall scores 42 points, Wizards eliminate Hawks 115-99

The Boston Celtics victory over the Bulls combined with the Washington Wizards Game 6 victory over the Atlanta Hawks sets up an intriguing second round matchup. Boston regrouped after dropping the first two games at home and will meet Washington in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Meanwhile, the Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games playing on one days' rest.

Sports Red Sox at Orioles
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Baltimore Orioles star third baseman Manny Machado was thrown at today by Boston in apparent retaliation for a slide of his some deemed "dirty" earlier in the series. As you can see, Pedroia told Machado he thought what Barnes did was "bulls-" and that the Red Sox would have retaliated sooner if it was Pedroia who told them to.

Sports Celtics' Isaiah Thomas Reveals His Top 5 Candidates For NBA MVP
Author: 0 Celtics' Isaiah Thomas Reveals His Top 5 Candidates For NBA MVP

Just like they were really good last season. Plenty of attention has rightfully gone to James Harden and Russell Westbrook , but it's interesting that both of these teams have a stopper for the opposing superstar. "I'm going into it thinking we can win". Oklahoma City went 33-9 this season when Westbrook registered a triple-double and 13-26 when he didn't. "One game at a time ".

Sports Barcelona's Iniesta doubtful for Liga derby against Espanyol
Author: 0 Barcelona's Iniesta doubtful for Liga derby against Espanyol

However, Barca have conceded defeat in having Iniesta available for the short trip across the city to the Cornella-El Prat for a pivotal game in the race for the La Liga title. "He's not been sent off very often and I think he controls his emotions very well, but there is no doubt tomorrow's game is one where we will have to control our emotions very well".

Sports Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder
Author: 0 Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder

Isaiah Thomas is back and so are the Boston Celtics. Even better for Boston is that they only were outrebounded by Chicago 44-41, basically negating what has to date been their lone kryptonite in this series. Nikola Mirotic scored 13 points for Chicago, which also got 13 points from reserve guard Isaiah Canaan and 11 from Dwyane Wade . Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, however, took exception to Thomas' offensive style and claimed that Thomas regularly gets away with carrying the basketball.

Sports Why the Toronto Raptors can beat the Cleveland Cavaliers
Author: 0 Why the Toronto Raptors can beat the Cleveland Cavaliers

In Toronto's three previous series victories, they went the distance - five games against the New York Knicks in 2001 and seven games against the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat last season. The bottom line is the bottom line and it would favour the Raptors, who won a potential close-out game Thursday night in Game 6 when so much went wrong for basically the entire fourth quarter.

Sports James' mentality of relishing road adversity could provide edge in Raptors series
Author: 0 James' mentality of relishing road adversity could provide edge in Raptors series

In a one-game matchup, this would not be a problem, as Boston could use a variety of players as options before the Bulls can adjust. "I mean, I don't understand why people make a big deal out of minutes". Superstar LeBron James and the Cavaliers are putting the extended break to good use, working out like beasts in the gym and having fun at the same time.