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Ravens release TE Dennis Pitta after third hip injury


Pitta suffered the initial hip dislocation during training camp in 2013. Pitta dislocated his hip for the third time in five years, and this time it could be a career-ending injury, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Young had a standout rookie season in 2016, starting the final 11 games for Baltimore. It happened again in Week 3 of the 2014 season, causing him to miss the remainder of that year and all of 2015. Read More »

America's Cup Boat Capsize Spectacularly-But Team Still Leads Semifinal

All crew members were reported safe as the race against Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR was black-flagged and support crews rushed to the aid of the crippled Kiwi catamaran. With two wins over Artemis Racing, the day certainly belonged to SoftBank Team Japan, who have now opened a two-race lead after some superb helmsmanship by Dean Barker. Read More »

The problem with Cavs' plan for LeBron James' last stand

If the Cavs want to keep up with the Warriors , they need to take advantage when Golden State's best defensive player is on the bench. A year after the Warriors' Game 3 loss to Cleveland gave way to a stunning Finals collapse, they recognize the importance of building on a 2-0 series lead. Read More »

US soccer greats cheer Nebraska girl barred after mistaken as boy


For Hernandez's grooming preferences, Springfield Soccer Club's Girls Tournament organizers disqualified the team before they were able to take the field. "When my hair starts to grow, I put it short because I always had short hair". Since its inception, Nebraska State Soccer , which was founded on the values of teamwork and inclusion, has been committed to providing opportunities to play the game of soccer to children of all races, classes, gender, abilities and interests. Read More »

Murray says need to learn from US Open defeat to Nishikori


While the United Kingdom was on his mind, so was the improvement in his game over the past week and it's a confident world No.1 that heads into the quarters against Kei Nishikori . "It's not easy to play on", he added. "It was windy, tough conditions". They were not really physical matches after the first couple of rounds. Svitolina plays 2014 runner-up Halep, who defeated No. Read More »

Gennett ties home run mark


Scooter Gennett has tied a major league record by homering four times for the Cincinnati Reds against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. His four home runs matched the Major League Baseball record, and his10 RBIs tied Cincinnati's club record. Read More »

Tearful Muguruza hits out at crowd's 'lack of respect'

I feel like I played well today, but I didn't quite figure out the solution in time. Bacsinszky beat 13th-seeded Mladenovic 6-4, 6-4 in a match which was twice delayed by rain. The last woman representing France to win the countrys Grand Slam tournament was Mary Pierce in 2000. The 24-year-old Mladenovic reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros for the first time. Read More »

Pick and Roll Roundup: Did the Warriors Kill the NBA?


According to research from ESPN , the first two games of this series were played at a faster pace than any game previously in James' playoff career. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives on Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif ., Sunday, June 4, 2017. Read More »

Luna throws out the first pitch


With help from her mum and dad, Luna likely melted the entire crowd into a puddle when she took to the mound and threw the first pitch before the Mariners faced off against the Minnesota Twins. While John and Chrissy looked adorable as always, it was little Luna who ended up stealing the show. "Proud papa #LunasFirstTour", Legend captioned the shot. Read More »

Green says LeBron is great, but Durant is 'a created player'

With all games in the NBA Finals sold out well in advance, purchase prices for tickets being sold in the secondary market become barometers for the interest level in a series. "He's never out of the play, and he can contest every shot". "They blew us out". It's the extra help that comes with it. "When we get stops, we want to get out and run, we want to play with pace and we want to attack early". Read More »

Bills cornerback takes Uber from Chicago to Buffalo - for $932.08


The San Bernardino native called an Uber to travel from Chicago to Orchard Park, N.Y. Cost: $632.08, not including a $300 tip. The trip was 543 miles and took nearly nine hours. On Sunday, after his flight was canceled, Wright hailed driver, identified on the app as "Winny (Hadi)", and made the almost nine-hour drive to make a Buffalo Bills voluntary practice . Read More »

Bob Stoops Retiring, Lincoln Riley Taking Over as Oklahoma Head Coach

According to a number of media outlets, the Bob Stoops era at the University of Oklahoma is coming to an end. "Great young coach, the program's in great shape", the source said. He finished with a program-record 190 wins - more than Switzer or the equally legendary Bud Wilkinson - and just nine home losses over 18 seasons. His next five Sooner teams combined to go 60-7, and a new golden age of Sooner football was born. Read More »

Hashim Amla hits a century as South Africa see off Sri Lanka

It wasn't to be. The left-hander played whips and drives to some ordinary South Africa pace bowling until he sliced Morne Morkel to third man. The same over saw leg-spinner Tahir removing Chamara Kapugedera (0) with a lbw decision. Prasanna got some punishment in the 24th over as first it was du Plessis who thumped him away for a boundary and later on later on by Amla for a maximum as 11 runs came of his over. Read More »

French Open 2017: Rafael Nadal wary of Dominic Thiem's 'huge potential'

The match was postponed on Tuesday by rain, a factor Wilander thinks could help Thiem. "It's possible that I'm playing too slow". It was a pretty bad set. "It's obviously tough to get out of it and figure out the way how to move ahead". The Djokovic-Thiem victor will face Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. Read More »

Can you commit manslaughter by sending texts? We're about to find out

She also testified that after her son's death, she received text messages from Carter expressing sympathy but not mentioning any prior knowledge about suicide plans. This is despite the fact they lived just 35 miles apart in southeastern Massachusetts - Roy in Mattapoisett and Carter in Plainville. "I know I'm young, but I saw the rest of my life with him". Read More »

Draymond Green Shares His Thoughts on LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant Debate

Coming to a tough environment, we knew it was going to be tough, but they won the first two games. With five blocks and three steals in Game 2, Durant changed the game on both ends of the floor. "His defense was unbelievable, and we needed it". "But Game 3 gave them confidence (to come back)", said Kerr. So that's a pretty scary proposition for us. Read More »

Nadal through to French Open semis as Carreno Busta quits


According to ESPN Stats & Info, the minus-7 differential was her second-worst set of the tournament (minus-8 in the second set of her first-round match against Jana Cepelova ). Thiem , the sixth seed, is the only player to beat Nadal on clay this season, and he handed second seed Djokovic an embarrassing "bagel" in a 7-6 (5) 6-3 6-0 win in the last eight. Read More »

What to Watch for: Can Senators punch ticket to Stanley Cup Final?

The Ottawa Senators are tweaking their lineup for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final. Turris and Erik Karlsson had assists on a power-play goal by Bobby Ryan in the second period. If the forward matchups remain the same in Game 7 - and there's a strong case to be made on both sides why they would - Jean-Gabriel Pageau will see a lot of Sidney Crosby , while Smith with get plenty of face time with Malkin. Read More »

An unlikely slugger has a 4-homer game

No player in the major leagues had 5 hits, 4 home runs and 10 runs batted in, in one game until Tuesday night. Judge was the potential tying run after a one-out walk from Kelly to Brett Gardner. Just an inning later Gennett homered to center field for a two-run shot off John Gant . Nomar Mazara had four hits and also homered for the Rangers. Read More »

Heavy rain wipes out French Open quarterfinals


Ostapenko's next opponent is 30th-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland, who eliminated 13th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-4, 6-4. The women's quarterfinals were interrupted twice by showers in the afternoon, and the two men's singles matches on the schedule were moved to Wednesday. Read More »

Gareth Bale celebrates UEFA Champions League title at home

Juventus went into the final with an unbeaten record in this season's Champions League and had conceded only three goals en route to Cardiff . - won a record-extending 12th European Cup by adding to their wins in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, and 2016. Read More »

Not again! Venus sent packing by Bacsinszky in Paris

No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland is leading 13th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-4, 4-3 on Court Philippe Chatrier, while No. 11 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark is up 6-4, 2-6, 2-1 on Court Suzanne Lenglen against unseeded 19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia. Read More »

Cop Who Fatally Shot Tamir Rice Fired


Samaria (suh-MARE'-ee-ah) Rice also said at a Tuesday news conference that fired officer Timothy Loehmann should never have been a police officer. City officials announced Mr Loehmann's sacking and a 10-day suspension for his partner at the scene, Frank Garmback . "We have to go through our process". Read More »

Tearful Muguruza laments French Open crowd's 'lack of respect'

I just think that they were a little bit, sometimes should be a little bit more respectful, even though for the game, because we had to, you know, stop. 17 Sevastova 6-1, 6-1, and Latvian teen Jelena Ostapenko who out-hit the No. 23 Stosur 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. Joining a list that includes Serena Williams , Martina Hingis and Maria Sharapova, the latest to be disturbed by shouty Parisians is last year's French Open champion, Garbine Muguruza . Read More »

Agent of Newcastle and Southampton target reveals player's next destination


The agent saying "Totally false - it's a lie", regarding the player supposedly having already chose to become a Newcastle player and the two clubs reaching agreement. It was in Spain that we found the best option . Villarreal , who finished fifth in La Liga, are managed by Fran Escriba and will play in next season's Europa League. Read More »

Cilic quietly flying under the radar


Dominic Thiem remains the only player to beat Rafael Nadal on clay this season, but the Austrian's shock win at the Rome Masters was swiftly followed by a 6-1, 6-0 humiliation against Djokovic. I'm not seriously anxious. "I played really well at the beginning", Halep, who won the Madrid title and reached the Rome final in the run up to Roland Garros, said courtside. Read More »

Stanley Cup Final: Predators handle Penguins to even series at 2-2

That was all for the Penguins , as Rinne denied chance after chance, many of them saves that the 6-foot-5 Finn struggled to make in Games 1 and 2 in Pittsburgh, when the Penguins averaged 4.5 goals in winning twice. Gaudreau went scoreless in nine regular season games with Nashville and spent most of the campaign at Milwaukee in the American Hockey League. He has 57 goals and 104 assists, for a total of 161 points. Read More »

Aussies ready to send a pre-Ashes message to England


Twenty overs needed to be bowled for a result to stand under the Duckworth/Lewis system and Australia would have been well ahead of the 48 runs required, for the loss of one wicket, under a rain-affected target. The rust was clearly visible and the imaginary team is hopeful to see a fantastic performance today evening at the match between Australia and Bangladesh . Read More »

Hazard to miss start of new Premier League season

Eden Hazard thinks that Chelsea could well win the Champions League - if they sign players this summer. Batshuayi is fully aware of how important Hazard is for both club and country, as a domestic and worldwide team-mate. The Belgian FA have confirmed that Chelsea star and national team captain Eden Hazard has broken his ankle while on global duty. "I am feeling well at Chelsea but you never know what will happen", Hazard said . Read More »

MSU players charged in assault


Josh King , 19, was charged with first- and third-degree criminal sexual conduct and with distributing an image of an unclothed person. Demetric Vance and Donnie Corley junior were each charged with one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Read More »

Djokovic knocked out of French Open by Dominic Thiem


In the early stages, Khachanov demonstrated the power play that has seen him touted as a rising star, but the wily Murray was able to counter the young gun in a straightforward and professional manner. "Now I beat Novak". "Nelson Mandela said that sport speaks universal language that gives strength to the people and creates the union between people like nothing else in the world". Read More »

Slater: Game 3 'is the danger game of the series'

As the venue switches to Cleveland for Game 3 , this series feels like a sweep or a Golden State win in five games. "There's no feeling of, 'we're nearly there.' You have to play every game like you're down". The third member of The Big Three, Kevin Love , was fantastic offensively with 27 points in Game 2 , but he had just seven boards as the Cavs were outrebounded 53-41. Read More »

Magic Johnson believes Showtime Lakers would sweep Warriors


Eleven years later, with the help of some of the best players in the NBA , an NBA championship, and a new privately funded arena on the horizon, the Warriors are now the third-most-valuable team in the NBA, at $2.6 billion. Green said if he let himself get into the who's better debate, he could say no one could keep up with the Warriors. That's because the Showtime Lakers, Riley and Magic define an era of basketball. Read More »

Murray sets up Del Potro clash after bruising win


Andy Murray looked forward positively to his enticing clash with Juan Martin Del Potro after scrapping his way into the third round of the French Open . He beat the Argentine in a marathon Olympic final before Del Potro, now 30 in the world, gained his revenge with a come-from-behind win in five sets in the Davis Cup semi-final. Read More »

Warriors Take 2-0 Lead over Cavaliers

The Cavaliers were run off the floor by the Warriors in the first two games of the NBA Finals , losing each contest by double-digits. But to say we're up 2-0, we're good, like we still got two more games to win and those two will be way harder than the first two. Read More »