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Crawford wins Sixth Man honor for third time Crawford wins Sixth Man honor for third time
- April 20, 2016

Golden State's Andre Iguodala finished second with 288 points (33 first-place votes), and Oklahoma City's Enes Kanter was third with 182 points (19 first-place votes). Crawford is the oldest player ever to win the award at 36-years-old. Crawford also ranked second in the National Basketball Association in free throw percentage (90.4). (more...)
Ortiz, Betts homers help Sox win season opener in Cleveland Ortiz, Betts homers help Sox win season opener in Cleveland
- April 20, 2016

Earlier, Cleveland manager Terry Francona said "we're going to play" when asked if the team had a contingency plan for the unseasonable weather. He ignited the offense with a two-run homer in the third inning off former Cy Young victor Corey Kluber. (more...)
Liverpool to take on Villarreal in Europa League semi-final clash Liverpool to take on Villarreal in Europa League semi-final clash
- April 20, 2016

Jurgen Klopp celebrates after win over Dortmund . Liverpool , which hit back from 0-2 and 1-3 down to beat Borussia 4-3 and progress into the semifinals 5-4 on aggregate, has never played Villarreal before. Then a brilliant attacking situation - Dortmund 3-1. They are particularly strong at home, losing only three of their 25 games at their small but atmospheric El Madrigal stadium all season, and proving particularly hard to score against on their own home turf ― in those 25 ... (more...)
Deng scores 31 points, Heat rout Hornets 123-91 in Game 1 Deng scores 31 points, Heat rout Hornets 123-91 in Game 1
- April 20, 2016

I appreciate the fact that I am back and that as a team we were ready". He was 11 for 13 from the field, including four of six from beyond the three-point arc. Spoelstra said he gave Dragic "a mental day" break from practice Monday, allowing him to get "ice baths" and observe. "Now you have to think ahead and try to see what, if you were in their position, what adjustments you would make and be prepared for that", Wade said. (more...)
Trump campaign says staff changes are a 'natural evolution'
- April 20, 2016

There are also other Lewandowski "loyalists", according to CBS News , that are unhappy with the changes as well. Trump last month hired campaign veteran Paul Manafort, a veteran of Republican conventions, to oversee his fight for delegates as he scrambles to lock down the 1,1237 majority he needs to clinch the nomination ahead of this summer's national convention. (more...)
Noah Syndergaard: Noah Syndergaard electric again on Monday
- April 20, 2016

Leading off, Freddy Galvis hit two balls hard off Syndergaard, a first-inning lineout and a third-inning double. Jayson Heyward, playing at Busch Stadium for the first time since leaving to sign with Chicago, was 0 for 4, made two nice catches in right field, and was booed throughout. (more...)
Watch It! - Celtics at Hawks Watch It! - Celtics at Hawks
- April 20, 2016

Teague scored 23 points and dished out 12 assists in Game 1 , taking control down the stretch after his primary defender went out. Celtics coach Brad Stevens indicated Monday that because of Bradley's absence, he might opt to play more traditional lineups with two big men. (more...)
Clippers down Blazers 115-95 with 3 double-doubles in Game 1 Clippers down Blazers 115-95 with 3 double-doubles in Game 1
- April 19, 2016

As to whether the Blazers have enough muscle on the interior to slow the likes of DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin is another matter. Basically, it was back to normal for a team that missed Griffin for 45 games and seemingly lost its position among the Western Conference elite, at least from a perception standpoint. (more...)
Von Miller to skip Broncos workouts due to contract impasse Von Miller to skip Broncos workouts due to contract impasse
- April 19, 2016

The Broncos placed the exclusive franchise tag tender on the outside linebacker, worth $14.129 million for the 2016 season. That distinction belongs to Miami defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh , whose deal is worth slightly more than $19 million a year. (more...)
Whiteside finishes No. 3 for defensive player of the year Whiteside finishes No. 3 for defensive player of the year
- April 19, 2016

Although his shots blocked per game has increased steadily over his five seasons in the league, that skill is not the one for which Leonard is noted. Barnes and Lance and Z-Bo and Tony and Vince and Birdman/Grizzilla are all guys who have significant playoff experience and will not give anything less than 150 percent during the playoffs, but when a team is missing its two primary facilitators on offense and two of the rocks of its defensive foundation, that is hard to overcome. (more...)
Rosberg romps to hat-trick in China, Hamilton seventh
- April 19, 2016

Hamilton can take heart from the 2014 season, when he trailed Rosberg by 29 points at one stage before coming back to take the title with six wins from the last seven races, and his mindset is different now too. "It wasn't ideal for me or the team , but sometimes it goes like that, unfortunately". " Kvyat's attack was suicidal", fumed the German, who was still squabbling with Kvyat as Rosberg made his victory speech. (more...)
Israeli rescue service says bus explodes in Jerusalem Israeli rescue service says bus explodes in Jerusalem
- April 19, 2016

In the last half year, Palestinian attacks have killed 28 Israelis and two visiting US citizens. Television footage showed smoke billowing from the two burnt-out buses in the aftermath of the blast. Israeli media speculated that a Palestinian suicide bomber was to blame. Israeli police report that the explosion was a result of an improvised explosive device (IED), likely at the back of the bus. (more...)
Manny Pacquiao unanimously outpoints Timothy Bradley
- April 19, 2016

He stressed that he can still fight, but has made a decision "to go back to the Philippines and help the people, and spend time with my family ". right now, my decision is to retire ". He posted a photo of him and the boxer in a fist and said, "Congrats to my friend Manny Pacquiao on his win tonight!!!" But in the middle of a flurry in the ninth, Pacquiao landed a blistering left that sent Bradley somersaulting backward toward the ropes. (more...)
Barcelona rocked by 2-1 La Liga defeat Barcelona rocked by 2-1 La Liga defeat
- April 19, 2016

Psychologically we are well, and the sensations are different to the other defeats. ENGLAND: Despite dropping points with a 2-2 draw against West Ham, Leicester rallied to extend its Premier League lead to eight points over Tottenham. "With the ball we know how to play with what we had", he said. "Feeling sorry for ourselves we won't win anything", he told reporters. "If there's one team that's capable of picking itself up, it's this Barcelona team". (more...)
Islanders rally from 3 deficits, beat Florida 5-4 in Game 1
- April 18, 2016

Florida defeated the Islanders 3-1 in Game 2 of their opening-round series on Friday night, the first time the Panthers have won a postseason tilt since beating New Jersey in the opening round four years ago. The Islanders kept coming hard at the Panthers, but Florida put up more offensive threat than them in the latter stages of the second period. Both teams sported middling power-play production - the Islanders ranked 17th (18.3 %), Florida 23rd (16.9). (more...)
Slain former Saints defensive end to be laid to rest Slain former Saints defensive end to be laid to rest
- April 18, 2016

The victims were not immediately identified by police. The Friday visitation of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith , hosted by his family and the Saints at the team's indoor practice facility on Airline Drive in Metairie, provided a chance for comforting, reflection, celebration and remembrance of Smith, a first-round draft pick in 2004 who remained a Saint through 2012. (more...)
Manchester United 1-0 Aston Villa: 3 Key Statistical Stories
- April 18, 2016

Particularly in the second half, there appeared to be little intent to add to Rashford's first-half goal, and the match just petered out. I thought the performance (on Saturday), they worked extremely hard for it, but it's not today (that's caused relegation). (more...)
Glover Teixeria stops Rashad Evans in UFC bout Glover Teixeria stops Rashad Evans in UFC bout
- April 18, 2016

He added a flurry of punches while Evans was on the ground before referee Herb Dean stopped the fight. Teixeira continues to stalk down Evans and boom!Suga kept moving and swinging, however, until he was cornered once again and absorbed a counter left hook flush to the chin that knocked Evans to the floor. (more...)
LeBron locked in playoff-mode as Cavaliers aim for NBA title LeBron locked in playoff-mode as Cavaliers aim for NBA title
- April 18, 2016

The Cavaliers-Pistons series is set to have its Game 5 with the same schedule as Bieber's concert. Tyronn Lue too believes the Cavs have done what they've needed to in preparation for the playoffs . I've been in a lot of playoff situations. They wanted to go for it. You look at it is a fairly deep team . One way of doing that is to shoot a high percentage. (more...)
Nadal rallies to beat Murray and reach Monte Carlo final
- April 18, 2016

Monfils faced fellow Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the day's second semi-final, but despite Tsonga coming off a morale-boosting victory over Roger Federer on Friday, he went down surprisingly easingly - 6-1, 6-3 in just 71 minutes. "I missed some shots, but you have to take chances against the best players", Murray said. The Spaniard, who has won the competition eight times, rallied after Murray failed to capitalise on early momentum. (more...)