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Sport LaVar Ball tells story of how Lonzo learned his mother had stroke
Author: 0 LaVar Ball tells story of how Lonzo learned his mother had stroke

Her absence during the NCAA tournament was been conspicuous and an ESPN the Magazine feature about the family explains that she suffered a stroke in February and was hospitalized for two months. "She's a lot like my dad: energetic ... except she's not insane on the cameras". "I saw her walking down the hall, and I told her, 'I don't know what we're going to do together, but we're going to do something",' LaVar joked to CBS Sports in 2015.

Sport No French Open wild card for snubbed Sharapova
Author: 0 No French Open wild card for snubbed Sharapova

Sharapova announced previous year that she was tested positive for heart drug meld onium at the Australian Open, which is one of the banned drugs by WADA. Bouchard said she had "a lot of players coming up to me privately, wishing me good luck", without naming who those players were. In the meantime, though, Sharapova's clay-court campaign will not now take in the French Open, where she lifted the title in 2012 and 2014.

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Author: 0 "6'7" Aaron Judge Fools Yankees Fans in Tonight Show Segment

Well, according to a amusing, new segment from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon , that's not the case. Judge participated in a hilarious segment that aired Monday night, going incognito - wearing some thick-rimmed glasses a la Clark Kent - in Bryant Park and interviewing some unassuming Yankees fans about himself.

Author: 0 Alonso to look elsewhere if '18 wins unlikely

The two-time world champion pulled off a shock in qualifying, though, reaching Q3 for the first time this season to start the race in seventh position. "It has to be a combination of the two", said Alonso when asked if his strong performance was down to the driver or vehicle. With two wins in four races, Vettel leads the standings with 13 points more than Hamilton.

Sport Spurs' Kawhi Leonard officially out for Game 2 against Warriors
Author: 0 Spurs' Kawhi Leonard officially out for Game 2 against Warriors

And it was only tied for 57 seconds. Six different players had at least six points, and Kevin Durant (11 points) joined Curry in double figures. Young Spurs player Dejounte Murray made social media rounds during and after the game for having what many consider to be the worst tattoo in the entire National Basketball Association.

Author: 0 Kelly Oubre suspended for Game 4

During the regular season, the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards played a series of four physical, emotional and highly intense games that prompted them to call it anything but a rivalry. He had 13 points and heard an expletive-laced chant in the fourth quarter. The Celtics were held to 93 or fewer points on four occasions during that stretch, including a 116-89 loss as 5 1/2-point underdogs in Game 3 of this series .

Sport Mooy stars but Huddersfield can't break Wednesday
Author: 0 Mooy stars but Huddersfield can't break Wednesday

The Owls have been in and around the play-off spots for much of 2017 and will look to go one better than previous year, where they got past Brighton before losing to Hull City in the final at Wembley. "It might have been a little off day for us with the ball on Sunday but the clean sheet was very important and we are confident going back home playing in front of our fans".

Author: 0 Canelo labels Chavez Jr. 'a little kid' ahead of grudge match

News of this proposed fight comes one week after Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko carried out an 11 round thriller in Wembley Arena, to inject some life back into the boxing scene. Alvarez was guaranteed $5 million and Chavez $3 million. "We're close and I think we can get the fight done", Gomez said before an Alvarez-Chavez press conference Wednesday afternoon at MGM Grand.

Sport Chelsea, Spurs dominate Premier League player nominations
Author: 0 Chelsea, Spurs dominate Premier League player nominations

Given that, any scenario that involves Arsenal pipping them to fourth while drawing against Everton seems equally unlikely. Gone are the days of signing one outfield player and getting away with it. "I think they just want to play and show they have the quality to play in the Premier League so I think it will be a hard game but we need to dictate our game, to have the possession, to play with more movement like we played this week and to have the best result for us".

Sport IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad to face Kolkata Knight Riders in Eliminator 1
Author: 0 IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad to face Kolkata Knight Riders in Eliminator 1

However, it can also be said that they have not performed their best. David Warner has become the second player in IPL history to post back-to-back 600-run seasons. On the flip side, Hyderabad will have to add muscle to their middle order, which has failed to soak in the pressure when the top stars haven't clicked.

Author: 0 I'd have been sacked at 'big club', says Man City boss Guardiola

City climb to third in the Premier League, two points above Liverpool and three points clear of Arsenal, with only the teams finishing third and fourth assured to join Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League. His success has brought him closer to the club, and Seluk says despite his many options, leaving City would be hard for the 34-year-old. "Pressure I had when I arrived in Barcelona , when I had nothing to defend [myself with]", he said ahead of this match, according to ...

Sport Yankees retire Derek Jeter's No. 2 jersey, unveil Monument Park plaque
Author: 0 Yankees retire Derek Jeter's No. 2 jersey, unveil Monument Park plaque

The Yankee stadium serenaded Jeter with cheers and Frank Sinatra's "My Way" as he walked onto the field with his wife Hannah Davis , who is now pregnant with their first child. "The Captain" will go down in history. 2 was retired in a pregame series and he will now join the likes of Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth and Roger Maris in Yankees lore.

Sport Vettel, Raikkonen Go 2-3 As Bottas Takes First F1 Win
Author: 0 Vettel, Raikkonen Go 2-3 As Bottas Takes First F1 Win

Champions Mercedes retook the lead from Ferrari by a single point. "Lewis just had a really bad weekend and it wasn't up to him". "It took more than 80 races but it was worth it, well worth the learning curve", Bottas said. The Finn insists he now has a good-natured relationship with Hamilton but admits he would be ready to fight if they are both in contention for the title later in the campaign.

Author: 0 Ric Flair predicts Cavaliers sweep over the Celtics in Conference Finals

James , looking to be the first player since Boston's Bill Russell (in the 1960s) to go to seven straight finals, opens his sixth playoff series against the Celtics - the most he has played against any team. "The only storyline is Celtics vs. Cavs and who can win the series". If you don't, here's a brief history lesson: Not only were the C's swept out of the postseason, but Boston's Kelly Olynyk dislocated Kevin Love's shoulder in a major "bush-league play".

Author: 0 Anthony Joshua Boxing champ to visit Nigeria soon

The Federal Government is working out plans to invite the newly crowned World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua to Nigeria. "Look, my team let that fight happen because the WBA and Eddie Hearn asked us for a favour and because Klitschko didn't want to fight me but I'm done being pushed back".

Sport Spurs' Leonard will be ready to face Warriors
Author: 0 Spurs' Leonard will be ready to face Warriors

Warriors: San Antonio forced 19 turnovers and had six steals among the Warriors' initial nine miscues. Aldridge became the first Spur to score 34 points with 12 rebounds in a playoff game since Tim Duncan against Phoenix in 2008. Harden did get a standing ovation after fouling out from the Rockets fans that did remain in the building when the game was winding down. Can the San Antonio Spurs take an early lead against Golden State? We just didn't expect the Spurs to be the team ...

Sport Kelly Olynyk shines as Celtics down Wizards to set up Cavaliers showdown
Author: 0 Kelly Olynyk shines as Celtics down Wizards to set up Cavaliers showdown

Led by 7-footer Olynyk, the Celtics got a huge lift from their bench, outscoring their Wizards' counterparts 48-5. Boston also shot 8-for-13 from 3-point range in the second half and drained 11 treys overall. The two squads last met each other on April 5, when the Cavaliers won on the road by 23 points to clinch a 3-1 regular season advantage over the Celtics .

Author: 0 At a big club, I'd have been sacked...

At Manchester, it was pretty much a ideal night for Manchester City. Yaya Toure's time at Manchester City may finally be over, as his agent Dimitri Seluk has outlined the midfielder's main aims for next season. 'I said to my girlfriend, now my wife, let me go to Manchester, I will enjoy it, it will be only for three or four years, so I'll have to say sorry, it's been nine years.

Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez brace against Sunderland bolsters Arsenal's top-four hopes

After that you deal with what happens", Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said, referring to the fact that his side have more points than they managed as runners-up in 2015-16. - Arsenal have never lost a home Premier League match against Sunderland (W11 D5 L0). Sanchez helped Arsenal grabbed a vital three points on Tuesday night at the Emirates with a brace in the game against relegated but stubborn Sunderland .

Author: 0 Champions League would be start of something big for Liverpool, says Wijnaldum

The odds of it occurring are astronomical but with less than a week of the Premier League season remaining, Liverpool , Arsenal and Manchester City could finish dead level in the table. We knew that we were playing for our lives really, so any result other than a win wasn't good for us. "It's about how we start the game and how concentrated we are".

Sport I'm glad I sent Arsenal fans home happy, says Mourinho
Author: 0 I'm glad I sent Arsenal fans home happy, says Mourinho

I don't think the Old Trafford atmosphere is consistent. They played from the first minute until the last minute. "I don't think it's consistent, the atmosphere, the enthusiasm", he said . "Of course I want to play football". "So since the moment we lost players, initially four of them in one week, we lost Smalling and Jones to the national team and Rojo and Zlatan against Anderlecht".

Author: 0 Andy Murray suffers early exit in Rome

Murray has struggled since returning from an elbow injury, and his poor form does not bide well ahead of the French Open which gets underway on May 28. Sharapova had left the court for an injury timeout during the second game of her third set. Also, David Goffin rallied past Fernando Verdasco 3-6 6-3 6-2, Tomas Berdych notched his 600th career win by beating qualifier Carlos Berlocq 6-3 6-4.

Sport NBA Playoffs: James Harden claims responsibility for Houston Rockets' collapse
Author: 0 NBA Playoffs: James Harden claims responsibility for Houston Rockets' collapse

James Harden of the Houston Rockets had emerged this past season as not only an National Basketball Association superstar, but one of the elite players and one of faces of the league - especially with his signature fluffy beard. The Rockets couldn't find the open looks to launch their trade mark treys, and when they did manage to penetrate, Gasol and Aldridge got in the way, and it either led to shot clock violations, altered shots or turnovers.

Sport Divock Origi calls for Anfield to be Liverpool's
Author: 0 Divock Origi calls for Anfield to be Liverpool's "12th man" against Middlesbrough

Charlie Adam has revealed that both he and Glen Johnson share a mutual love of Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho , with both men believing the Brazilian could easily reach the top of the footballing mountain in the future. "But sometimes you have days like that and unfortunately we've had a few of them this season. That's what he did today - obviously he felt really well in this position and that was a good game".

Sport Giants' Hunter Pence Placed on 10-Day DL with Hamstring Injury
Author: 0 Giants' Hunter Pence Placed on 10-Day DL with Hamstring Injury

The Giants will replace Pence on the roster with on-call minor league outfielder Mac Williamson , who will come up from Triple-A Sacramento and join the big-league club that's beginning a series against the Dodgers on Monday night. In 2013 and 2014, he played in all 162 games. Pence was slumping violently this season, with a.243 average, .289 on-base percentage, and.338 slugging percentage, which is good for a 68 OPS+.

Sport Rafael Nadal wins Madrid Open for the 5th time
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal wins Madrid Open for the 5th time

It will be Nadal's eighth final at his home tournament, and the first since losing to Andy Murray in 2015. Nadal with the win will surpass Roger Federer on the ATP Rankings, rising to No. "I tried my best". "To play here and win here means a lot to me". It's logical that after a hard week, I've been playing a lot of matches , a lot of hours out there on the court, I feel like it's (knee) sore, a little bit exhausted.

Author: 0 Alonso threatens to quit F1

Lewis Hamilton, who finished only fourth at the last round in Russian Federation and who trails Vettel by 13 points, led from team-mate Valtteri Bottas in both practice sessions. "My feeling is the vehicle because I did nothing differently to any other qualification, but the auto was giving me the confidence always to push".

Author: 0 Houston Rockets and Sam Dekker Crash Hard

Harden made the easy look hard as he slowly made his way around the court. Harden averaged 29.1 points, 11.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds a game - all career bests - in helping Houston to a 55-27 record and the third best record in the National Basketball Association a year after the Rockets squeaked into the playoffs an eighth seed.

Author: 0 Kim Si-woo is youngest golfer to win '5th major'

Kim's triumph saw him replace Australia's Adam Scott as the youngest ever victor of the Players Championship, which is regarded as golf's unofficial fifth major. "He's gone clean out there today, which is extremely impressive under that pressure". "Never once did he look flustered at all". Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello finished in a tie for fourth.

Author: 0 Man United not in Europa final yet - Blind

With star striker Ibrahimovic sidelined for the rest of the season, Jose Mourinho may opt to give Rashford more license on free-kicks after the academy graduate's fine strike in Spain. "It's Old Trafford, it's their home they should be going and dominating us". "I can not now play with the same team that played at Celta". The former England worldwide overstretched his hamstring as he attempted to block a cross and went down holding the back of his thigh.

Sport Reading defeats Fulham, one win from the Premier League
Author: 0 Reading defeats Fulham, one win from the Premier League

A 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage on Saturday was a result that probably/hopefully every Reading fan would have been happy with ahead of tonight's second leg in the play-off semi-final. The match is one week before United faces Ajax in Sweden for the UEFA Europa League crown and a place in next season's UEFA Champions League. There was a sense Fulham might come to regret their failure to add a more effective cutting edge to their neat approach play that was quickly reinforced at the start of ...

Sport ESPN ending 'Mike & Mike' radio show after 17 years
Author: 0 ESPN ending 'Mike & Mike' radio show after 17 years

Maria Taylor, Laura Rutledge to host "College GameDay", "SEC Nation": With Samantha Ponder of "College GameDay" succeeding Chris Berman as host of "Sunday NFL Countdown", ESPN said Taylor will join "College GameDay" and ABC's "Saturday Night Football".

Sport Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal ousts Novak Djokovic
Author: 0 Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal ousts Novak Djokovic

It was a fifth Madrid title for the 30-year-old Spaniard and a 30th career Masters 1000 title, tying Novak Djokovic for the all-time lead. Nadal is now tied with Novak Djokovic for the most Masters titles and will have the chance to set a new record next week.

Sport Ed Woodward hails Manchester United's 'tremendous progress' under Jose Mourinho
Author: 0 Ed Woodward hails Manchester United's 'tremendous progress' under Jose Mourinho

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling does not share Jose Mourinho's view that winning the EFL Cup and Europa League will make this a successful season for the club. "I want to go to the World Cup in Russian Federation with the national team, so I need to stay confident and in contention". The title is gone now and the same will soon apply to White Hart Lane, 1899 to 2017, but it was some way to go and one final happy memory from the stadium that gave us The Game Is About Glory.

Author: 0 Cavs bring out the brooms again in Raptors sweep

Game 5 is Tuesday night in San Antonio. "They're the champs", [Kyle] Lowry said . "When you have a veteran team like this and when you go in with the mindset of, 'We're going to go out and compete for a full 48 minutes, no matter what's happening, no matter what run they throw at us, no matter what physical game it turns into, whatever, we're ready for it'".

Sport NASCAR adds fourth stage to Coca-Cola 600
Author: 0 NASCAR adds fourth stage to Coca-Cola 600

Every team that makes it into the All-Star race will have the unique opportunity to choose from two Goodyear tire set-ups. This will probably end up being no big deal in regards to the race itself, but in the big scheme of things, it's bad.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal brings Rafi back beating Dominic Thiem at Madrid Open

Rafael Nadal is being quoted at even money to win a 10th French Open after he bundled his old rival Novak Djokovic out of the Madrid Masters in straight sets. "Let's respect his level right now because it's true that perhaps it's not as high as it used to be, but I'm telling you, it's been a lot of years, and I know because I've been in his skin, being up there every single week, being No.

Author: 0 Alonso's 14-hour sprint between Spanish GP and Indy 500

Exactly four years on from his last victory, which he claimed at the same circuit, Alonso's home race weekend got off to a miserable start as his vehicle broke down after just three corners in FP1. "I just know the end result". "If not, I will be happy to talk to anyone". With this year's regulations the cars are good to drive. He will look at how we are progressing generally rather than assessing a specific update.

Author: 0 Celtics seeking validation against Cavaliers in East finals

Check the scoreboard above for the final score and click on the stats link for game stats . "When we stopped the shots from outside, he went to the post and started scoring against our small guys", Gortat added. This is his ninth conference finals in 14 seasons. The Celtics lost their first two games at home against the Bulls, but they've been dominant at TD Garden ever since.

Author: 0 Celtics take down Wizards 115-105; now face Cavs

Monday's win won't go down in Celtics history like the Pierce-James duel, but it joins a long line of success that Boston has enjoyed in Game 7s. Washington stayed close as Beal continued to score, including a four-point play. Boston carried their positive momentum into the fourth quarter, where Olynyk took over.

Author: 0 Spurs prepare for Game 2 vs Warriors with no Leonard, Parker

Rose, during a conference call to discuss the Western Conference finals between the Spurs and Warriors, said it's one thing to lose as an underdog, to a better team, but that he saw several things he didn't like about the manner in which the Rockets went down against San Antonio.

Author: 0 Manchester City Zabaleta announcement opens door for Bilic — Transfer Focus

Zabaleta has made 332 appearances for City, scoring 12 goals , but hasn't been a regular under Guardiola in the Spanish coach's first year in charge. "We can't say the same thing now". I remember at that time (then-United manager Alex) Ferguson and the 'noisy neighbors, ' and this is something that I have been since that time! The two lads we're talking about, I've found them smashing people - really good football people, down to earth, genuine.

Author: 0 Wenger lays down 9-pt gauntlet for resurgent Arsenal

Overall, I must say as well that they have had good teams. - Sanchez is only the fifth Arsenal player to score 20 Premier League goals in a season, after Ian Wright, Thierry Henry, Emmanuel Adebayor and Robin van Persie. "We had a few opportunities and luckily we scored two". "In the second half they made it a bit more physical, we had to find some resources and keep our nerve, and continue with the desire to play, and we did that well".

Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard suffered no structural damage with ankle injury

The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs are set to go back at it just two days after competing in one of the most exciting games of the 2017 NBA Playoffs. Leonard landed awkwardly after attempting a corner jumper. Thomas' effort in Game 6 of the 1988 NBA Final against the Los Angeles Lakers likely goes down as the most memorable performance with a sprained ankle, even though it came in a losing cause.

Author: 0 Ricciardo 'envious' of Hamilton-Vettel scrap

Even as Vettel took the lead, it was a mixed start for Ferrari, as Kimi Räikkönen's Formula 1 vehicle was squeezed between those of Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas , causing contact that broke his and the Red Bull driver's suspension. The last round of pitstops saw Vettel exit the pits with Hamilton side-by-side. The teams' tire strategy then came into play. Vettel went about gradually increasing his lead before pitting for another set of softs at the end of lap 14 of 66 and ...

Sport France's Emmanuel Macron to name PM on first full day in office
Author: 0 France's Emmanuel Macron to name PM on first full day in office

Cazeneuve, a Socialist, and Philippe, from the mainstream-right Republicans party, shook hands warmly. Macron's staff had initially said the government would be named late Tuesday but the presidential palace now says in a statement the announcement will come Wednesday afternoon.

Sport Cristiano Ronaldo worth more than his 22 La Liga goals, says Zidane
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo worth more than his 22 La Liga goals, says Zidane

They made hard work of the Andalusians, who had plenty of chances, but yet again had Ronaldo to thank, his brace and a goal each for Nacho and Toni Kroos seeing the home side over the line. Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has heaped praise on prolific goal-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo saying the Portuguese football superstar always steps up during decisive moments.