Author: 0 LeBron James went clubbing on Sunday night, then sat out Monday's game

Cleveland and Toronto finished with identical 51-31 records, but the Cavs won the first three games of the season series, which is the tiebreaker. "I thought the effort was great", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. The biggest highlight was Valanciunas' long shot. In four games against IN this campaign, Cleveland averaged 118.3 points on.481 shooting from the field, including.426 from beyond the arc.

Author: 0 Lawyer: Aaron Hernandez family wants his brain examined

Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots football player, was found hanged to death in his prison cell in MA early today, the State Corrections Department reports. Department of Correction spokesman Christopher Fallon stressed the investigation is ongoing and officials had been unaware of Hernandez' suicidal thoughts.

Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez found with a Bible verse written on his forehead

He hanged himself with a bed sheet that he attached to a window, Fallon said. "Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items". The Bristol, Conn., native is survived by fiancee Shayanna Jenkins and their four-year-old daughter, Avielle Janelle Jenkins-Hernandez. "Absolutely no chance he took his own life", tweeted Hernandez's former agent, Athletes First president Brian Murphy.

Sport McDonald's Order Trips Up Cleveland Facebook Slaying Suspect
Author: 0 McDonald's Order Trips Up Cleveland Facebook Slaying Suspect

We want to wrap our arms around him", Tonya Godwin-Baines told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Tuesday after Stephens' death. "A traffic stop was attempted and, after a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself", the Pennsylvania State Police said on Twitter.

Sport Eli Manning Vehemently Denies Involvement In Memorabilia Fraud
Author: 0 Eli Manning Vehemently Denies Involvement In Memorabilia Fraud

Manning said Thursday his emails were taken out of context and believes he will ultimately be exonerated. Manning turned over a potentially incriminating email from 2010 earlier this month in connection with the lawsuit that claims the quarterback, the Giants and a team equipment manager knowingly provided memorabilia that was not worn in games.

Author: 0 Chris Hughton sets sights on winning Championship title

The chairman has put in an estimated £250million of his own money to drive the Seagulls to the Premier League. "We've put ourselves in a good position to attempt to do it". Knockaert left Leicester in 2015 for a seven-month spell with Belgian club Standard Liege before Brighton manager Chris Hughton brought him back to England.

Sport Tianjin Quanjian working to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea
Author: 0 Tianjin Quanjian working to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea

Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin Quanjian are reportedly working on a huge deal to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa this summer. Mario Mandzukic is considered likely to leave Turin at the end of the season and the Serie A champions are eager to replace him with a top quality striker.

Sport Jurgen Klopp relieved by Liverpool win at West Brom
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp relieved by Liverpool win at West Brom

And Klopp admitted he could see how Pulis had frustrated Liverpool on their travels for so long. Moreno is clear with men either side, but he shoots from 40 yards and misses the empty net! "It was a big win against a good, tall team", said Liverpool manager Klopp.

Author: 0 After Winning Game 2, The Raptors Aren't Out Of The Woods Yet

It's going to be a battle, a war and we've got to go in with that mentality. After Saturday's thrilling win, last night's nail-biter generated a 7.80 rating. "We still feel like we haven't gotten close to our potential", said P.J. Tucker, a guy getting his first taste of the playoffs at the age of 31 and loving what he is experiencing.

Author: 0 After OT loss, Rangers look to regroup at home

While the shots on goal were 12-9 for the Canadiens after the first, with the exception of the last 4-5 minutes, NY was the better team in period one. "There's no doubt that experience is a good thing to have", Vigneault had said. "We're gonna go out and we're gonna compete ... and we're gonna play a lot better than we did yesterday".

Author: 0 Russell Westbrook Breaks NBA Record for Single-Season Triple-Doubles

The three points saw his point total leap to 50, to go along with 16 points and 10 assists, etching his name into the league's history books; the shot likely to go down as one of the most iconic in recent memory. He also scored 15 straight points, leading the Thunder from behind to overtake the Nuggets in the final second of the game. As if to put an exclamation point on the historic feat, he also scored 50 points on the night and capped off the game with a buzzer-beater to knock the ...

Sport Wenger leaves fans guessing on exit
Author: 0 Wenger leaves fans guessing on exit

With Wenger's record of leading Arsenal into the Champions League for 19 consecutive years in severe danger, the beleaguered Frenchman acknowledged he has to find a way to avoid the mutinous mood wrecking what may yet prove to be his final season in charge.

Author: 0 Cavs assume 2-0 lead

Monday marked the first time Cleveland's big three of LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Irving all scored 25 or more points in one playoff game as teammates. Smith limping off with a hamstring injury. Mills helped seal the win with five minutes to go when he dribbled into the key and then flicked the ball out to Paul Gasol who was waiting behind the three-point line.

Sport Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia among four sharing lead at Masters
Author: 0 Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia among four sharing lead at Masters

The Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. "A one-shot lead starting the day doesn't mean much", Rose said. Just like that, Hoffman's name slipped off the top line of the leaderboard - a spot he had commandeered with a brilliant 7-under 65 in treacherous winds on Thursday, giving him a four-shot cushion and biggest lead after the first round of the Masters since 1955.

Author: 0 Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards - 4/12/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

All signs are pointing to the Bulls being gift-wrapped a playoff spot, which they will clinch with a win over the Nets or a loss by the Miami Heat to the Washington Wizards. Only two of the eight first-round matchups were undecided going into Wednesday. The other went to the Indiana Pacers, who downed the Atlanta Hawks.

Sport Ex-NFL star Hernandez hangs self in prison; family seeks probe
Author: 0 Ex-NFL star Hernandez hangs self in prison; family seeks probe

Officials said Hernandez was found hanging in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley around 3:05 a.m. Aaron Hernandez an up and comer on the powerhouse new England patriots. "We still don't believe that he took his own life, and we think that there's a lot of foul play going on", Garcia said.

Author: 0 Atletico Madrid tipped to win the Champions League by Leicester boss Shakespeare

But Leicester came out fighting in the second half and Jamie Vardy's strike with half an hour remaining gave the Premier League champions hope. Atletico Madrid's Gabi, right, and Koke, 6, celebrate after the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Leicester City and Atletico Madrid at King Power Stadium, Leicester, England, Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Sport SC quashes case against Dhoni for portraying himself as God
Author: 0 SC quashes case against Dhoni for portraying himself as God

Another bench of the apex court had in September a year ago quashed an identical complaint filed by another complainant before a court in Bengaluru. The bench was of the opinion that it would be grossly unfair to proceed against the cricketer as well as the editor of the magazine, who was also facing a similar charge as Dhoni.

Author: 0 Sharks' Thornton, Couture game-time decision

EDMONTON, Alberta There's no question the Sharks need to pay close attention to Edmonton Oilers power forwards Milan Lucic and Patrick Maroon in this opening-round playoff series after they combined to score five goals in the last two meetings between the teams.

Author: 0 Serena Williams is pregnant with her first child

Tennis superstar Serena Williams on Wednesday appeared to suggest she is pregnant, posting a photo of herself in a bathing suit on the social media site Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks". Serena is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Serena Williams , the 23-time Major victor, is expecting her first child. The next Grand Slam tournament this year is the French Open, which starts in May.

Author: 0 Rangers lose to Canadiens on Radulov's OT goal

A melee broke out when Steve Ott flattened Zuccarello and it was the Rangers who seemed to get a lift from it as they tied the score 9:58 into the second. Game 4 is Tuesday night. Alexander Radulov eluded the check of Brady Skjei near the Rangers' bench and passed the puck to Mitchell, who started a 2-on-1 break with Shea Weber and Mitchell scored into an open net with 1:23 remaining.

Sport Sharks hammer Oilers 7-0, tie series at two wins each
Author: 0 Sharks hammer Oilers 7-0, tie series at two wins each

Edmonton weathered a spirited start by the Sharks fueled in part by the return of Joe Thornton from a knee injury, then the Oilers took control and capitalized on a costly turnover to take the lead. "We have confidence", Thornton said of the San Jose power play showing. "We're not playing against a team that has just appeared in the playoffs".

Author: 0 Serena Williams Was Pregnant When She Won A Grand Slam

The photo , captured by USA media, showed Williams in a yellow swimsuit with what appears to be a baby bump. Serena Williams hits a return against Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic during their 2016 US Open Women's Singles semifinal match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in NY.

Author: 0 Dybala's brace gives Juventus edge over Barca in CL quarters

It was a huge point in the match as it would have cancelled out Paulo Dybala's seventh-minute opener and given Barcelona a way back into the game. Juve stunned Barcelona with Argentinian Dybala's brace and a third from Giorgio Chiellini on Tuesday (Wednesday AEST).

Sport Buffalo Sabres GM and head coach relieved of duties
Author: 0 Buffalo Sabres GM and head coach relieved of duties

Sabres owner Terry Pegula made the announcement in a statement released Thursday morning, saying the decision was made after "reviewing the past season and looking at the future of our organization". Of the 25 draftees during Murray's time in Buffalo, only Eichel and 2014 number one overall pick Sam Reinhart have seen more than a handful of minutes on the ice for the Sabres.

Sport Schiavone, 36, into Bogota final
Author: 0 Schiavone, 36, into Bogota final

With a mountain to climb, Arruabarrena began her comeback with a break in game 5 and out of sudden she was back in the game, taking 12 points in succession and 24 out of the final 32 to complete a great recovery and bring the match home on own serve in game 10, but only after saving another break point.

Sport Christian McCaffrey shows off lightning-quick feet ahead of NFL Draft
Author: 0 Christian McCaffrey shows off lightning-quick feet ahead of NFL Draft

The group behind Lattimore is shaping into a pack of perhaps as many as ten corners with second half of round one to round two grades that ten different analysts could rank ten different ways. "I knew that Green Bay with Ron Wolf was really after him". His whole season was weird, looking back at it. "If he is there, I would assume Matt Stafford would make a few phone calls to try to get that transaction done".

Sport Kylian Mbappe: Monaco have no reason to fear anyone
Author: 0 Kylian Mbappe: Monaco have no reason to fear anyone

Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel complained that the team's delayed arrival at the ground for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final clash with Monaco seriously dented their chances of turning the tie around. "It's not easy to play in Europe and try to win the league". Nothing has been decided, we have to play our game. "We just need to recover well". While the visitors held the majority of the possession in the opening stages of the game, they failed to make any of it count.

Sport MVP candidates square off in first round of National Basketball Association playoffs
Author: 0 MVP candidates square off in first round of National Basketball Association playoffs

But the Rockets have just three playoff series victories in the last 20 years - the same number Harden had in 2012 alone as the Thunder's sixth man - and Houston is more than tired of early playoff exits. Harden, who along with Westbrook is a front-runner for MVP, went to the bench, and both teams cleared their benches soon after that. Westbrook averaged 34 points per game, 8.3 assists per game and 8 rebounds per game against Houston .

Author: 0 Highlights of Saturday's National Hockey League games

But did they truly "steal" the win? The Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators meet Monday in game three of the National Hockey League playoffs first round at the Bridgestone Arena. Not known as a goal scorer, Toews often creates offense quickly for his line mates and keeps them involved throughout the sequence of a game. 59 Chicago shots, 59 Rinne saves.

Sport Isaiah Thomas is set to play Game 2
Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas is set to play Game 2

Thomas, who was emotional before the game and looking stunned the entire night, still managed to score 33 points in a game that saw the eighth-seeded Bulls manhandle the Eastern Conference No. His coach Brad Stevens gave Thomas the option of playing or missing the first game or two of the playoffs to be with his family. If they can ratchet up their defensive game a notch or two, then they won't end up suffering another heartbreaking loss, like the 106-102 failure during Game 1 .

Sport Rays hammer Porcello, Red Sox in series opener
Author: 0 Rays hammer Porcello, Red Sox in series opener

Heath Hembree got a chance in the eighth Monday with Barnes unavailable. "I was fortunate to have Wake here, worked a lot", Wright said. I was stretched out and being ready for any situation if they called for me. Hunter was ideal in the sixth inning, but ran into trouble in the seventh after Sale threw a spotless top of the inning. Craig Kimbrel entered the game in the top of the ninth, attempting to notch his fourth save of the season.

Author: 0 "I've been blessed", Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook makes history

Robertson also holds the career record with 182 triple-doubles, so Russ has 102 to go. Mr. Triple-Double For The WIN! Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook celebrates after hitting a buzzer beating three point shot to win the game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, April 9, 2017 , in Denver .

Author: 0 Manchester United v Chelsea: Premium League

Despite having been barracked with chants of "Judas" during United's 1-0 defeat at Chelsea in the FA Cup last month, Mourinho said victory over his former club carried no special significance. "Actually he is better than quite good at the tactical side as we know more than anyone, but his inside knowledge of the Chelsea team was the killer on the day".

Author: 0 Haniger, Seager drive Mariners past Marlins

The Seattle Mariners will honour Ichiro Suzuki with a unique collectable during the series finale against the Miami Marlins. Though Suzuki has logged time with the Marlins and the New York Yankees, the latter acquiring him in July 2012, he will always enjoy renown as a Mariner.

Sport Pained Bottas says Mercedes team orders made sense
Author: 0 Pained Bottas says Mercedes team orders made sense

Vettel's 44th win lifted him to 68 points, with Hamilton second on 61 and the championship looking ever more likely to be an evenly matched battle between the two with Ferrari and Mercedes a cut above the rest. The undercut worked to perfection with Vettel taking charge of the race - even though the safety auto was deployed moments later after hapless Canadian rookie Lance Stroll crashed into the Toro Rosso of Carlos Sainz - with 12 of the 57 laps gone.

Author: 0 Pundit: Why Manchester United beat Chelsea without Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Mourinho added: "Maybe we didn't "rest" players ahead of Thursday [the Europa League second leg], we just chose the team we thought was the best team". "So, I am very happy with the performance". "Before the Chelsea game some said Manchester United's tactics were negative in how they line up, but I disagree", he told The Sun .

Author: 0 Harry Redknapp named as new boss of Birmingham City

Zola recorded just two victories during his time at St Andrews', which came to an end on Monday , after a 2-0 defeat to Burton Albion left the Blues just three-points above the relegation zone. If I can just get them going and get a bit of belief back into them and we can pick up a win or whatever we need to stay up - that's all I can do". I got a phone call last night from the people at Birmingham.

Sport Rondo guides Bulls to 2-0 lead over Celtics
Author: 0 Rondo guides Bulls to 2-0 lead over Celtics

On Tuesday, he had 11 points, 14 assists, nine rebounds and five steals. "And that's where your confidence always comes from". The Bulls had control of the game by dominating on the offensive glass, beating the Celtics in rebounds 43-38. "It's just who he is, he's a fighter, a competitor, and I knew he wasn't going to satisfied with the way he played in the first game". He scored 22 points as well as the clinching basket with 10 seconds remaining at home to the Bucks, while DeRozan had 23 ...

Sport Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks - 4/22/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Author: 0 Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks - 4/22/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The Hawks are by no means out of this series. Home court advantage can sometimes be the difference in an evenly matched series and if the Wizards can gain an edge from their crowd, they will be tough to beat at Verizon Center. According to the NBA's PIE Player Impact Estimate, or PIE, rating, which measures a player's overall statistical contribution against the total statistics in games they play in, Wall was responsible for a third of all game events (points, rebounds, assists, etc.) in the ...

Author: 0 Borussia Dortmund bus attack could have been deadly, German Police confirm

The Switzerland global was sitting next to defender Marc Bartra, the only player wounded, when three explosions went off as the team headed to the venue of its quarterfinal match against Monaco Tuesday. Police in the western city of Mainz said they had safely accompanied buses carrying both the Mainz and Hertha BSC soccer teams to their match on Saturday.

Author: 0 Leicester went down fighting in Champions League quarterfinals

Leicester can hold their heads high following their Champions League exit, with just a single goal separating them from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid over two legs. Shinji Okazaki and Yohan Benalouane were taken off, as Ben Chilwell and Leonardo Ulloa were introduced. Atletico then faced a bombardment which would have seen lesser sides concede again and crumble, with only the European know-how which comes with experience seeing Diego Simeone's side survive.

Sport Cassidy: Bruins Need More Out Of Marchand, Top Players
Author: 0 Cassidy: Bruins Need More Out Of Marchand, Top Players

Mikael Backlund scored a short-handed goal and Sean Monahan had a power-play goal for the Flames. So, for sure, a player like that isn't easy to defend. The Bruins know that, too, and you saw them attempt to address that with some hard finishes on Karlsson along the boards. "We've been trying to roll the lines and it was good to get a balance in scoring and get all the guys contributing".

Sport Liverpool boss Klopp admits he was never comfortable at West Brom
Author: 0 Liverpool boss Klopp admits he was never comfortable at West Brom

The Belgium global made his 175th appearance for Liverpool against West Brom , marking it by keeping a clean sheet. It was generally a poor first half of football at the Hawthorns with the best early chance falling to Hal Robson-Kanu. It came from a setpiece, with a free kick being headed on by Lucas Leiva before Firmino headed in his 11th goal of the campaign. His Albion counterpart, Tony Pulis, was less pleased with his own goalkeeper, Ben Foster, following two charges upfield for ...

Sport Patriots, James White agree to three-year contract extension
Author: 0 Patriots, James White agree to three-year contract extension

During the regular season White was used mostly on passing downs and had 60 catches for 551 yards. That, plus a pair of Super Bowls for the 25-year-old, who is fortunate enough to spend the next handful of seasons in Foxboro. "He just does everything right". White, who is now locked into a long-term contract to stay in New England, should continue to serve in his all-around role behind quarterback Tom Brady .

Sport Russell Westbrook ties Oscar Robertson for most triple-doubles in season
Author: 0 Russell Westbrook ties Oscar Robertson for most triple-doubles in season

New closer Greg Holland earned his second save in two days, Gerardo Parra hit a three-run double and the Colorado Rockies outlasted the Milwaukee Brewers for a 6-5 victory Tuesday night. So in-tune with what they're witnessing is the OKC crowd that they registered Westbrook's 41st triple-double when he brought it up in a sequence that scored him both a rebound and an assist .

Author: 0 Toronto Raptors (50-31) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (51-30)

Prior to joining the Cavs , Sanders was playing for Cleveland's D-League team. The Bulls finally figured out what they're going to do, who they're going to be. These games are going to be tough. After coming over in a trade from Denver, Nurkic helped the Blazers to 14 wins in 20 games. Matching each other dunk for dunk and jumper for jumper, George scored 43 points with nine rebounds and nine assists, while James scored 41 with 16 rebounds and 11 assists in Cleveland's 135-130 win in ...