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Sport Ireland's Murray returns from injury ahead of Lions tour
Author: 0 Ireland's Murray returns from injury ahead of Lions tour

The nerve injury has resulted in his longest time sidelined from action, and while he only got back to contact training this week, the 28-year-old is hoping to finish the season with Munster on a high. "Initially we thought I'd be back a lot sooner and with the uncertainty around the nerve injury, I was pretty anxious", Murray said. But talking to the physios, working with them, testing my strength every week, it was always improving.

Sport Carlton Bragg Jr. to transfer to Arizona State
Author: 0 Carlton Bragg Jr. to transfer to Arizona State

Add that to a lack of production (5.2 points and 4.1 rebounds over 13.8 minutes per game), and it wasn't too surprising when it was announced a month ago that Bragg would transfer from Kansas. "The 6'9" forward averaged 9.1 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game for San Diego State last season. Bragg will have to sit out during the 2017-2018 season, per NCAA regulations.

Sport Brendan Rodgers incredulous at Scott Brown award nomination omission
Author: 0 Brendan Rodgers incredulous at Scott Brown award nomination omission

The Dubliner has been nominated for the PFA Scotland Player of the Year award for the second season running, on a short list that reflects the Parkhead club's current domination of the Scottish game. Celtic are just one game away from the Treble have already wrapped up the title and lifted the League Cup. Speaking at a news conference on Thursday, Rodgers said: "Racism, whether it's in football or society, there's absolutely no place for it".

Sport Players deserve privacy over mental health - Klopp
Author: 0 Players deserve privacy over mental health - Klopp

The England worldwide was detained under the mental health act on Sunday following an incident in Salford and is now being treated for a stress-related illness. "I don't know Aaron Lennon's case but in general terms, it's a demanding career". "I've only been doing it six years and it's getting worse - there's no reality to it at all, or minimal reality to any one in any given situation".

Author: 0 Hawks' Wilcox out as GM, Budenholzer no longer president

The Hawks won 48 games and advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals in the 2015-16 season, and won 43 games this year before losing to Washington in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. "I think we thought we had a team that could compete with anybody in the league", Budenholzer said Saturday. Former player Grant Hill, part of a Ressler's ownership team, also is not a candidate for a management role.

Author: 0 Wizards beat Celtics in technical foul-filled Game 3

Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr was sent to the locker room in the first half for a Flagrant 2 foul as his shove on Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk was deemed unnecessary and excessive. It's unknown if the league will hand down any penalties, fines or suspensions for the players who participated in all of the physical incidents that occurred Thursday night, but the chippy moments will certainly help out with the ratings for game four.

Sport Chelsea & Liverpool Battling To Sign Premier League Star, Player Wants Move
Author: 0 Chelsea & Liverpool Battling To Sign Premier League Star, Player Wants Move

Liverpool and Chelsea are eyeing a move for Southampton full-back Ryan Bertrand, according to the Mirror . The 27-year-old has proven himself as one of the Premier League's top left backs, possessing pace and crossing ability going forward, whilst he's streets ahead of Moreno defensively, even filling in at centre back at times.

Author: 0 UK Conservatives gain in local elections; Labour, UKIP sink

Local elections have seen setbacks for Labour and a collapse in the Ukip vote, with supporters of the Eurosceptic party apparently switching in droves to the Conservatives. UKIP deputy chairwoman Suzanne Evans told Sky News that her party, which has long campaigned for Britain to leave the European Union, faces a "difficult dilemma" now that Brexit is a reality.

Author: 0 NHL Playoffs: Penguins take 2-0 lead over Capitals

Evgeni Malkin and Matt Cullen each had a goal and an assist, and Sidney Crosby had two assists as Pittsburgh won despite again being outshot, this time by a 36-24 margin. At the beginning of the season, I opined that the Penguins had the best chance of repeating as Stanley Cup champs as any team that has tried it since Detroit last accomplished the feat in 1997 and 1998.

Author: 0 FG to invite Anthony Joshua to Nigeria

With four knockdowns and the fight nearly even before it ended in the 11th round in favor or Joshua, the bout will also be talked about by boxing fans decades on. He added: "He was very respectful, never cheeky but was sometimes a bit over-friendly and I was forever on his back to tell him to stop talking and get on with it".

Author: 0 Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Facing a veteran Toronto team that had its back against the playoff wall, the Bucks were overwhelmed by the Raptors' intensity and physicality in Game 4 at the Bradley Center. "It starts with us, myself as a coach as far as having them ready to play in a hostile environment", Casey said. "They came out and threw the first punch", Toronto guard DeMarre Carroll said.

Sport Panthers sign McCaffrey, two other picks
Author: 0 Panthers sign McCaffrey, two other picks

The former Stanford running back holds the FBS all-purpose yardage record for a season previously held by Barry Sanders with 3,864 yards. Samuel was the only player last season in the Football Bowl Subdivision to gain 700 yards rushing and receiving, and he also tallied 15 total touchdowns.

Author: 0 PH delegation to present real state of human rights in Switzerland

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi is leading the Indian delegation which also comprises Ruchi Ghanashyam, Secretary (West) in the External Affairs Ministry, P.S. Also, concerns over religious rights of minorities and growing intolerance were expressed by countries such as Germany, Vatican, Kazakhstan, Kenya, UK, South Korea and the Netherlands.

Sport Crosby practices with Penguins, return uncertain
Author: 0 Crosby practices with Penguins, return uncertain

The Game 3 concussion was the fourth reported one of Crosby's career. There's a chance the wait may be even shorter this time for Crosby, who led the league with 44 goals and has four goals and seven assists through eight playoff games. The two-time Stanley Cup victor has suffered a number of head and neck injuries throughout his career and missed Pittsburgh's win over the Capitals on Wednesday, a result that gave them a 3-1 lead in the series.

Author: 0 Road sweet road: LeBron James relishes away games in playoffs

Will this year be any different or will the Cavs go up 3-0 on Friday? James finished Game 2 with 39 points and is averaging 34.2 points per game in this year's six postseason victories for Cleveland . DeRozan scored 19 points in that game , but he fired off 16 shots, connecting on seven of them. Now, as he sits in second place on the list, only Jordan is ahead of him, with 5,987 points.

Sport Europa League: I'm not happy with our win at Celta Vigo - Mourinho
Author: 0 Europa League: I'm not happy with our win at Celta Vigo - Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that the likes of Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Paul Pogba could all feature in the Red Devils' Europa League semifinal against Celta Vigo on Thursday. "We will fight until the end in Old Trafford ", Aspas said. We have two matches in one week against Celta, it's important to have everybody back. Rashford, who netted an extra-time victor against Anderlecht in the quarterfinals, drove a right-foot strike over the wall and into the far ...

Sport Chelsea 9/20 to win against Southampton in tonight's Premier League clash
Author: 0 Chelsea 9/20 to win against Southampton in tonight's Premier League clash

Costa, who has been misfiring of late, took his chance in the 53rd minute and powered in a header - his 50th Premier League goal - after a corner and one-two between Fabregas and Hazard. "It is important for us to look at ourselves. We can stay at home tomorrow to watch the game and we will see". Tottenham fans have heaped praise on Oriol Romeu's display for Southampton on Twitter after he scored against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Sport Former NFL and OR tight end Colt Lyerla escapes from custody
Author: 0 Former NFL and OR tight end Colt Lyerla escapes from custody

Center director Steve Berger says Lyerla was discovered missing Thursday after an alarm notified staff that a first-floor dormitory window had been opened. He was arrested for cocaine possession in October 2013 and subsequently left the Ducks team. A warrant has been issued for Lyerla's arrest. At this point, Lyerla is now facing second-degree felony charges for escaping custody and will be ineligible to return to a minimum-security facility.

Sport David Warner scores century in Sunrisers Hyderabad win
Author: 0 David Warner scores century in Sunrisers Hyderabad win

Such was Warner's dominance that when he went past the three-figure mark, Shikhar Dhawan had scored just 20 off 23 balls. Mohammed Siraj and Siddarth Kaul shared the spoils as the pick of the bowlers both claiming 2 for 26 from their four overs.

Sport Concussed Crosby skates with Penguins, no word on return
Author: 0 Concussed Crosby skates with Penguins, no word on return

But he didn't come back until October 25, after he had missed six regular-season games and had gone four or five days without symptoms. If the Caps continue to control the bulk of the chances they'll put together some wins, assuming Holtby can provide even average goaltending.

Sport Caps look to clip Leafs in game 6
Author: 0 Caps look to clip Leafs in game 6

But it is evident the Leafs did all they could do against the big men on campus. The Capitals, who, in the Alex Ovechkin era, were 1-5 in Game 6s where they led a series 3-2 and 5-15 in potential series-winners in playoff best-of-seven series entering the game, began overtime tied at one after trading goals in the third period.

Author: 0 Three killed, 10 hurt in crash at Massachusetts car auction

Wednesday. The driver "avoided the cars and went on to hit the people who were standing between the cars ", Tuttle said. "The information we have right now suggests that this was a tragic accident", Ryan said on Wednesday. "The town extends its deepest sympathies to the victims' families and the Lynnway Auto family", said Town Manager John Curran. During the October 2015 Boston auto auction in Framingham, a 78-year-old contracted driver accidentally accelerated the SUV he was ...

Author: 0 Juventus take command in Champions League semi

Mbappe has a long - and hopefully bright - future but following Monaco's 2-0 first-leg defeat it looks like he will not become a Champions League victor this year. Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri sprung a major surprise with his team selection by ditching his solid back four, bringing in Andrea Barzagli into a three-man defence.

Sport Liverpool: Klopp stands firm on top-four chances
Author: 0 Liverpool: Klopp stands firm on top-four chances

United, meanwhile, beat Burnley 2-0 to move within one point of fourth-placed Manchester City in the final Champions League qualifying spot. Mourinho's men are still unbeaten in the league since October and have given themselves a decent chance of a top four finish with six games to play despite a growing injury list.

Sport Who won the London Marathon 2017? Results, prize money and more
Author: 0 Who won the London Marathon 2017? Results, prize money and more

The IAAF recognises two marathon world records for women, one for "mixed gender" races and the other for " women only " races. "They all take it in turns to help dress me", he said. The women's-only record was designated after track and field's governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federation, changed the criteria for marathon world records in 2011 so that the women's record had to be set in a women-only race.

Sport Jose Mourinho ponders fielding under-23 side against Crystal Palace
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho ponders fielding under-23 side against Crystal Palace

Goal confirmed on Tuesday that Mourinho has become incensed by the amount of information being leaked out of the club, especially with regards to players posting videos of themselves during injury recovery sessions. "He is selected and he can make a contribution". Jose Mourinho has suggested Manchester United could field an under-23 side against Crystal Palace in their last Premier League game of the season.

Sport Fan struck in head with flying bat at Petco Park
Author: 0 Fan struck in head with flying bat at Petco Park

He now has one home run in one game for the Rockies . The Padres tied the game when Luis Sardinas scored when Yangervis Solarte beat out a relay throw to prevent an inning-ending double-play in the bottom of the eighth. Among active Major League Baseball players, Reynolds' 20 home runs are tied for the most against the Padres. "But to expect a good, competitive performance, yeah, I expect that every single night".

Author: 0 Dabo Swinney reiterates that teams will regret passing on Deshaun Watson

Watson is the first quarterback the Texans drafted since Tom Savage in the fourth-round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He'll have a chance to prove them right with the Texans. This is the first time the Texans have selected a quarterback in the first round since taking David Carr with the first overall pick in their first season.

Author: 0 Celtics beat Bulls, take 3-2 series lead

And in National Basketball Association history, when a series is tied 2-2 the Game 5 victor wins the series 85 percent of the time . After taking a lead into the fourth quarter of Game 5 when Jimmy Butler beat the buzzer with a basket, Chicago's collapse in the final 12 minutes again demonstrated a team that is fading.

Sport Slaven Bilic to hold talks with Andy Carroll over injury record
Author: 0 Slaven Bilic to hold talks with Andy Carroll over injury record

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic has expressed his frustration over Andy Carroll's injury record and said talks will take place over the matter at the end of the season. The powerful forward has averaged better than a goal every three games in the Premier League this term, but has missed 17 of the Hammers' fixtures through injury.

Sport Chill out Utah fans - Warriors aren't dissing the Jazz
Author: 0 Chill out Utah fans - Warriors aren't dissing the Jazz

Isaiah Thomas, meanwhile, led the Boston Celtics to a 123-111 win over the Washington Wizards in the first game of their Eastern Conference semi-final match-up. The Jazz, one of the league's top defenses, would prefer to slow down things, grind out possessions in the half court and force the Warriors to fight through their long-limbed wings before meeting their shot-blocking star under the rim.

Sport Dale Earnhardt Jr. Retiring From NASCAR At Season's End
Author: 0 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Retiring From NASCAR At Season's End

Earnhardt, whose last race will be November 19 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, will discuss his decision at a news conference later Tuesday. A model vehicle of driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. "I am very appreciative of what you mean to me and our company". 2001: Less than five months after his father was killed during a last-lap crash in the season-opening Daytona 500, Earnhardt storms to the win in the first race at Daytona International Speedway since the accident.

Sport Kevin Durant should sit out entire series if he needs to
Author: 0 Kevin Durant should sit out entire series if he needs to

The Golden State Warriors clearly made the biggest move of the offseason last summer when they convinced Kevin Durant to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and sign a two-year contract with them. On Sunday, after McCollum and Lillard's whirlwind 48 combined points in the first half - on their way to 75 combined in the game - the Warriors' All-Star backcourt took it in, took the long view, ramped up the defense, and chipped in their usual stuff in an eventual 121-109 victory.

Sport Capitals have every reason to feel confident - unless they lose Game 2
Author: 0 Capitals have every reason to feel confident - unless they lose Game 2

As you'll see in the video, he's having a lot of fun. Holtby shook his head when asked whether he'd been told whether he'd start Game 3. "That third goal, that's a big moment". But they have to wonder: What can they do now, after they've given their nemesis their best shot and have nothing to show for it, to keep from going down in flames again? "Flower was great for us and he kept us in it", Kessel said.

Sport Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry misses practice with bad ankle
Author: 0 Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry misses practice with bad ankle

And that's where the Cavs' focus is, or should be, with the series shifting to Toronto for Game 3 at 7 p.m. Friday. "Just to have that feeling again, people counting you out, whatever negative comes with losing, being down two games , that definitely sucks and it's something that we're gonna have to use tomorrow night", DeRozan said.

Sport Warriors sweep away Trail Blazers in rout
Author: 0 Warriors sweep away Trail Blazers in rout

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr reportedly will be sitting out Monday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers (April 24) due to "illness". Kerr's recent symptoms include severe headaches, neck pain and nausea. Kerr, who clearly wasn't feeling well on Friday before the team departed for Portland , hadn't missed a game this season before Saturday, when he also missed shootaround.

Author: 0 James Nets 39, Cavs Go Up 2-0

With an eye on a few days of extra rest, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are racing to get rid of the Toronto Raptors. James' big game was aided by 18 points from Channing Frye off the bench. And in case you forgot, LeBron is only 32 years old. "We're in the same place we were in a year ago", Casey said. James has toyed with the Raptors to this point , scoring 39 points on just 14 shots in Game 2, a performance that left frustrated Toronto star DeMar DeRozan to ask ...

Sport Classic Empire is early 4-1 favorite for Kentucky Derby
Author: 0 Classic Empire is early 4-1 favorite for Kentucky Derby

It is the first leg of the American Triple Crown and is followed by the Preakness Stakes, then the Belmont Stakes . The field of 20 horses is set, but the odds are always shifting, even up until the starting gun at 6:46 p.m. Classic Empire was listed as a 4-1 favorite after drawing the outside position while Always Dreaming went to 5-1 after receiving the No. 5 position in the draw, reported the Sporting News .

Sport Boxing legends hails Joshua for victory over Klitschko
Author: 0 Boxing legends hails Joshua for victory over Klitschko

Klitschko, who lost his title in his last fight, will be trying to become a three-time champion at the age of 41 against Joshua, who has fought only 18 times but has 18 knockouts. "I knew it was possible to hurt him but I am learning round by round", he said . "The Bellew fight, we see as, with the right result, will lead Joe into a fight with Joshua".

Sport Adil Rashid takes centre stage as England crush Ireland by seven wickets
Author: 0 Adil Rashid takes centre stage as England crush Ireland by seven wickets

Ireland were skittled out in 33 overs and led to them defending a pitiful total. But there was never any chance of England losing, with Test captain Joe Root finishing on 49 not out. Porterfield said Thursday that teenage leg-spinner Rashid Khan had been the difference in their defeats by Afghanistan. Balbirnie's loose edge off Jake Ball was well caught by Sam Billings, keeping wicket instead of Test gloveman Jonny Bairstow, going to his right.

Author: 0 NHL Playoffs 2017: Takeaways from Sunday's Scores and Bracket Results

The Predators were 5-1 in one-goal games during the 2016 playoffs, including 2-1 against the Sharks yet that only carried them as far as Game 7 of the second round. Then with 31 seconds left in the first period, Alexander Steen received a two-minute penalty for slashing at P.K. Subban, who also received a two-minute penalty for holding.

Author: 0 KXIP hitter Martin Guptill calls RCB a risky side

We didn't certainly expect it to happen to us. On playing against RCB which is desperate to salvage its pride, Guptill said the Kings were not undermining the Challengers, which have some unsafe batsmen in the game. The batting stalwarts of Shaun Marsh, Manan Vohra and Wriddhiman Saha need to back their ability and not go after the bowlers early in the game. Hyderabad failed to defend their massive total of 185/3 against a young Delhi Daredevils side, who rode on a collected batting ...

Sport India breaks into Fifa's top 100 after 21 years
Author: 0 India breaks into Fifa's top 100 after 21 years

This is India's best-ever FIFA Ranking since April 1996 when India were also ranked 100. India will play a friendly against Lebanon on June 7 and then an Asian Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan on June 13. "Rankings are not always a true reflection of form. But we need to improve in our minds and believe that we can keep on winning football matches", Das added.

Sport Bears, Chiefs And Texans Get Their 'Franchise' Quarterback
Author: 0 Bears, Chiefs And Texans Get Their 'Franchise' Quarterback

The good thing about a draft scenario like the Bears' selecting Mitch Trubisky on top of having signed Mike Glennon for starter-grade money is that it provides an nearly inexhaustible quiver of talking and writing points. that would have been much more snark-friendly for all those meme generators out there. Through the draft they added tight end from Alabama O.J. Howard.

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