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Patricia speaks out, denies assault accusations Patricia speaks out, denies assault accusations
- May 13, 2018

Wood and the Lions used a firm to do a background check on Patricia, but federal law prohibited the hiring process taking felony arrests that did not result in convictions beyond seven years old into consideration, per Rothstein. The accusation came while Patricia was in college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate NY, where he and teammate were arrested but never charged. (more...)
Cavaliers vs. Celtics: Game 1 Prediction, NBA Playoff Odds Cavaliers vs. Celtics: Game 1 Prediction, NBA Playoff Odds
- May 12, 2018

Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals is scheduled to tipoff at 3:30pm ET this Sunday , 5/13, at the TD Garden in Boston. The Cavs haven't quite been elite with him on the court (a plus-4.4 net rating), but they've absolutely collapsed without him (a minus-14.0 net rating.) Entering the playoffs, it was fair to wonder how much James had left in the tank in after playing all 82 games in a drama-filled regular season. (more...)
Mohamed Salah hints at long-term Liverpool stay Mohamed Salah hints at long-term Liverpool stay
- May 12, 2018

The basis is obviously good because if we win against Brighton we are in the Champions League. Liverpool have beaten Roma and Manchester City on their way to the Champions League final . Mohamed Salah has declared that he is staying with Liverpool next season after enjoying a record-breaking debut season at Anfield. "The season now for most of the teams in the league is a nice time but for us it is work". (more...)
Alamance-Burlington School System to close on May 16 over teacher absences Alamance-Burlington School System to close on May 16 over teacher absences
- May 12, 2018

Several Triad and other North Carolina school systems are shut down for the day, because of the number of teachers who have requested off to attend. On Tuesday, Cabarrus County Schools and Iredell-Statesville Schools announced they would make May 16 an optional teacher workday. (more...)
Sharapova blasts critic Mladenovic off court in Madrid Sharapova blasts critic Mladenovic off court in Madrid
- May 12, 2018

Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep continued the flurry of big-name casualties at the Madrid Open Thursday as both crashed out in the quarterfinals. "I'm not entirely sure when all things are said and done and we're walking around with canes you're going to remember a Wimbledon first round a few years ago that I played against her, or Stuttgart in 2017 semifinal, or Madrid ". (more...)
Do-or-die for RCB against eliminated DD Do-or-die for RCB against eliminated DD
- May 12, 2018

With just three wins from a total of 10 games, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore only chance of landing with Play-offs is by winning all their four remaining games, thus making this clash against the Delhi Daredevils a must-win. (more...)
Simpson roars into big lead as McIlroy misses cut Simpson roars into big lead as McIlroy misses cut
- May 12, 2018

And Woods carried his momentum into the next round with an extraordinary return to form, carding six birdies on the first nine holes at Sawgrass to move to tied 11th on seven under. He was inside the cut line until hitting into the water on the 17th and making double bogey. Simpson took that to another level. As for the two par threes prior, no doubt they are two of the most brutal in the game. (more...)
Liverpool, Chelsea battle for Champions League; Swansea seek a miracle; Wenger's goodbye Liverpool, Chelsea battle for Champions League; Swansea seek a miracle; Wenger's goodbye
- May 12, 2018

While Klopp's side have produced some exceptional performances to reach their showdown with Real in Kiev, particularly in their quarter-final victory over Manchester City and the home leg of their semi-final against Roma , their domestic form has dipped over the past month. (more...)
Hamilton Wary of Ferrari Hamilton Wary of Ferrari
- May 12, 2018

He also went into the gravel in practice earlier on Saturday and on Friday. Let's hope we have the same trust as in Baku where I could get everything out of the vehicle when I had to. "It will not change anything for me". That caused a second virtual safety vehicle and when that ended Bottas improved his benchmark yet again. "This is the best feeling of the five Fridays". (more...)
Hamburg relegated, Dortmund scrape into Champions League Hamburg relegated, Dortmund scrape into Champions League
- May 12, 2018

Hamburg were relegated from the Bundesliga for the first time in their history on Saturday, as a 2-1 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach proved too little too late. After a 15-minute delay due to crowd trouble, the game was able to end. The fires were put out and police gradually left the field so the game could resume and the final seconds be played out. (more...)
Brett Brown says Markelle Fultz's spirit is back Brett Brown says Markelle Fultz's spirit is back
- May 12, 2018

The Sixers went 47-199 over Brown's first three years on the job before making incremental strides and logging a record of 28-54 two seasons ago. Philadelphia defeated the Miami Heat , 4-1, in the first round of the playoffs for its first postseason series victory since 2012 before bowing out to the Boston Celtics in the second round. (more...)
Arsene Wenger refuses to rule out football director role amid PSG links Arsene Wenger refuses to rule out football director role amid PSG links
- May 12, 2018

While Allegri has flirted with leaving Turin this season and had said that Champions League participation was a dealbreaker, it looks that he may now relent on that. Easy money, right? We've given it a go ourselves to try and point you in the direction. "It's a fantastic stadium - but there was something special at Highbury that you could never recreate when you build something new". (more...)
Ireland bowl first ball in Test cricket Ireland bowl first ball in Test cricket
- May 12, 2018

More than 5,000 spectators had paid to watch the historic day's play against Pakistan at Malahide but are now entitled to a full refund and, following the abandonment of Ireland's last home match against West Indies at Stormont, the compensation is not covered by CI's insurance. (more...)
IPL 2018: Rajasthan Royals Vs Chennai Super Kings Match Preview, Predictions IPL 2018: Rajasthan Royals Vs Chennai Super Kings Match Preview, Predictions
- May 12, 2018

However, both these franchises are coming into this match on the back of wins from their last encounters. The 46 run stand between the two was finally brought to an end as bad mix-up between both the batsman resulted in Samson getting run out for 21 runs. (more...)
David Moyes Hints at West Ham Summer Exit David Moyes Hints at West Ham Summer Exit
- May 12, 2018

A forgettable game ended in a drab 0-0 stalemate as Luke Shaw came closest to settling the contest when his first-half effort was turned onto the post. Hugs and kisses and changing shirts (at full-time). Luke Shaw almost scored his first goal for United in the opening period and tempers flared towards the end of the match, but visiting boss Jose Mourinho will not have cared too much. (more...)
New York Rangers: Three lessons to learn from the Golden Knights New York Rangers: Three lessons to learn from the Golden Knights
- May 12, 2018

They're contributing in various ways, including with secondary scoring and a freedom from the past playoff failures that became a burden for Capitals veterans. Vegas's first line continues to dominate the offense. I don't want to pretend that I thought this would happen all along. I think Ehlers has his moment in the sun this round helping the Jets advance. (more...)
Klay Thompson, Warriors have discussed contract extension Klay Thompson, Warriors have discussed contract extension
- May 12, 2018

Signing an extension would significantly decrease the maximum Thompson could make - and save the Warriors millions in luxury tax penalties. "If the sides agree this offseason, Thompson would not hit the free-agent market for up to another five years", the National Basketball Association insider reported. (more...)
Major League Baseball: Ohtani shines again Major League Baseball: Ohtani shines again
- May 12, 2018

Twins are 12-3 in Gibsons last 15 starts. They've lost 2.2 units for gamblers taking the moneyline in this young season, despite having gained 3.7 units ATS. Michael Conforto hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Philadelphia closer Hector Neris for New York's second win in 10 games. Lynn, who threw a couple of warmup tosses and gave up a two-run homer four pitches later to Upton, described the momentary concern as a "stinger" that "kind of shot up through the lower back and hip". (more...)
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom (hand) misses Game 1 against Lightning Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom (hand) misses Game 1 against Lightning
- May 12, 2018

In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, a whole lot can happen in very little time . If Winnipeg makes it to the Stanley Cup Final , it will become the sixth of seven NHL-based teams to do so in the past 25 seasons, making the Toronto Maple Leafs the only Canadian-based team who has not advanced past the conference finals. (more...)
Updated NBA Finals Odds 5/11/18 Who Do Oddsmakers Favor?
- May 12, 2018

That may be surprising to hear since the Warriors have been the "Champions of the West" three years in a row. Houston also signed PJ Tucker to give the Rockets a sharper defensive edge, and all this focus on defense has translated into the most regular season wins in franchise history while the addition of the All-Star Paul has infused the offense with another go-to option besides Harden. (more...)
Webb Simpson's hopes for 59 dashed at No. 17 at the Players Webb Simpson's hopes for 59 dashed at No. 17 at the Players
- May 12, 2018

He birdied the 11th from 20 feet and two-putted the driveable 12th before following a three-putt bogey at the 13th with an easy birdie four at the 16th to be two under. And he putted like he was fed up with not seeing enough go in. He liked the results. But Simpson made it look effortless during the second round, torching the Stadium Course for nine birdies and an eagle while tying both the course record and the 36-hole scoring record despite a watery double bogey on the 17th. (more...)
Hawks Name 76ers Assistant Lloyd Pierce New Head Coach Hawks Name 76ers Assistant Lloyd Pierce New Head Coach
- May 12, 2018

In addition to that young core, the Hawks have their own first-round pick in the 2018 National Basketball Association draft, along with the Minnesota Timberwolves' and Houston Rockets' first-round picks. Pierce replaces Budenholzer who left last month after five seasons with Atlanta. The Hawks are expected to go into rebuilding mode after finishing last season with a 24-58 record. (more...)
Klopp backs Alexander-Arnold for World Cup call Klopp backs Alexander-Arnold for World Cup call
- May 12, 2018

The Three Lions boss doesn't have to submit his final 23-man group to Federation Internationale de Football Association until June 4, ten days before the tournament kicks off. Southgate, the England manager, has made his own checks on the 19-year-old right back, amid defensive injury concerns. England warm up for the World Cup with friendlies against Nigeria at Wembley on 2 June and Costa Rica at Elland Road on 7 June. (more...)
Marcos Alonso slams 'time-wasting' Huddersfield Town after Chelsea draw Marcos Alonso slams 'time-wasting' Huddersfield Town after Chelsea draw
- May 12, 2018

The Blues were about to take a corner kick as referee Lee Mason blew the half-time whistle which angered the players and officials. The BBC reports that Chelsea have until 6pm next Tuesday to respond to the charge. We have to try to do our best. "I feel empty, I can't really get it that we've made it after that result (at Chelsea)". "I'm just glad this club will be in the Premier League next year". (more...)
I Want David Moyes To Stay - West Ham Forward Marko Arnautovic I Want David Moyes To Stay - West Ham Forward Marko Arnautovic
- May 12, 2018

And having escaped the threat of relegation, they can afford to breathe easier as they head into Sunday's match against Everton . Wayne Rooney has not asked to leave and neither has Wayne Rooney had a confrontation with me. James Collins and Javier Hernandez are doubtful . - West Ham kept only their third home Premier League clean sheet against United in 22 matches (also August 1998 and December 2006). (more...)
Dilip Vengsarkar backs Virat Kohli county call Dilip Vengsarkar backs Virat Kohli county call
- May 12, 2018

Every country has to play Day-Night Test. India has reservations but that's a long term future for Test cricket", Ganguly said at a promotional event here. Even as Ganguly sounded critical of India's decision to avoid playing day-night Test, the former left-handed batsman said the Indian team had the potential to win pink-ball Test matches. (more...)
Jessica Chastain Gathers '355' Cast for Epic Cannes Photocall Jessica Chastain Gathers '355' Cast for Epic Cannes Photocall
- May 11, 2018

I realised the incredible creative freedom we would have with that. See: Nyong'o gushing over each individual actress on her Twitter account. After last year's festival, Chastain called on Trouble screenwriter Theresa Rebeck and X-Men: Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg to help her craft a forward-thinking action flick with all the thrills and spectacle of a James Bond flick. (more...)
Lightning vs. Capitals: Game 1 prediction Lightning vs. Capitals: Game 1 prediction
- May 11, 2018

Tonight, when the Bolts open the Eastern Conference finals against the Washington Capitals , expect congestion in downtown Tampa and choked roads heading that way. "That has to be in our mind and we have to play as a group, not play individually". Backstrom appeared to injure his hand while blocking a shot in the first period of Washington's Game 5 victory over the Penguins on Saturday. (more...)
Huddersfield stay in EPL with draw Huddersfield stay in EPL with draw
- May 11, 2018

The Blues face Manchester United in the FA Cup final later this month and the game could prove to be Conte's last game as manager. That wasn't because of the Chelsea game; it was all the other games; Tottenham and Everton at home when we dropped points. (more...)
I would've cheated too if instructed by seniors: Langer I would've cheated too if instructed by seniors: Langer
- May 11, 2018

New Australia cricket coach Justin Langer has admitted he would have ball-tampered if he'd been ordered to as a young player. Bancroft, along with Steven Smith and David Warner , the captain and vice-captain, was handed a lengthy suspension after being found guilty of trying to scuff up the ball with sandpaper during Australia's third Test of their South Africa tour. (more...)

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