2017年5月18日 星期四

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On Pro Basketball: Spurs Get Gregg Popovich's Message, to Their Detriment

  
The San Antonio coach's negative statements before Game 2 became a self-fulfilling prophecy in a 136-100 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday.......

Cueto, Grandal work out differences after benches cleared

  
Johnny Cueto thought Yasmani Grandal was stealing signs at second base from San Francisco catcher Buster Posey after a first-inning double......

On Pro Basketball: It's Back to the Future for the Celtics, the Sixers and the Lakers

  
It is not hard to imagine a day soon when the Celtics and 76ers are grappling for supremacy in the East, with the Lakers awaiting the winner, just like in the 1980s.......

LeGarrette Blount Agrees to One-Year Deal With Eagles

  
Blount, who led the N.F.L. with 18 rushing touchdowns for the Patriots last season, gives the Eagles a bruising back to complement their group of speedy runners.......

Frank Brian, Standout in N.B.A.'s Early Years, Dies at 94

  
Slight by current N.B.A. standards at 6 feet 1 inches and about 175 pounds, Mr. Brian was known as a versatile guard at L.S.U. and as a professional.......

Alex Smith thinks Chiefs committed to him only through this season

  
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In his first public comments since the Kansas City Chiefs traded up in the first round to select Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes II, Alex Smith acknowledged Wednesday that his time as Kansas City's starter might soon be finished. The Chiefs view Mahomes as the eventual replacement for Smith, who has two seasons left on his contract. "I think [the Chiefs are] committed to me [only] through this year,'' Smith said. "That's just the nature of it. If you don't go out there and perform, I mean, coach [Andy] Reid and [quarterbacks coach Matt Nagy] are very honest. You've got to go out there and do your deal. We all have to. "Whether or not we drafted Patrick, it doesn't change that, right? If you're not good enough and didn't get it done, you're not going to be around long. That's just our culture. I know it. That's the nature of the position.'' The Chiefs?moved up to the 10th overall pick to select.........

Clayton Kershaw earns 20th career win against rival Giants

  
Clayton Kershaw took a share of the major league lead with his seventh win and earned career victory No. 20 against the rival Giants, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers avoid a sweep by beating San Francisco 6-1......

Preakness Stakes 2017: Post Positions, Odds and Always Dreaming's Challengers

  
Here's what you need to know about the Preakness Stakes and Always Dreaming's quest for horse racing's Triple Crown.......

Always Dreaming, Classic Empire are neighbors in Preakness

  
Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming has been made the early 4-5 favorite for the Preakness......

Is the NFL Draft Must-See?

  
The NFL Draft is a brilliant example of off-season sports programming. But in an instant-update universe, is football's selection show destination television?......

Ducks resting up for aggressive Preds down 2-1 in West

  
The postseason can be exhausting, and it's beginning to take a toll on the Anaheim Ducks. Playing the Nashville Predators inside the NHL's toughest arena in nearly 20 years sure isn't helping in the Western Conference finals......

Always Dreaming is 4-5 early favorite for Preakness

  
Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming has been made the early 4-5 favorite for the Preakness......

Steinbrenner will consider adding; won't deal top prospects

  
Given his team's fast start after jettisoning veterans last summer, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner will consider adding players as the trade deadline approaches in July but won't deal top prospects......

Villa: 'Beyond my wildest dreams'

  
David Villa's career has been beyond his wildest dreams.......

How Monaco toppled PSG to win Ligue 1

  
Paris Saint Germain's era of dominance is over and the Ligue 1 trophy is once again in the hands of AS Monaco.......

Sharapova says she'll 'rise up again' after French Open snub

  
Maria Sharapova is vowing to "rise up again," a day after she was denied a wild-card entry for the French Open......

Nelson finale on course where Masters champs played as teens

  
The Byron Nelson is being played for the final time at TPC Four Seasons, where Masters champs Sergio Garcia and Jordan Spieth played as teenagers......

LaVar Ball: Lonzo Ball doesn't need to work out for anyone but Lakers

  
The Ball family is putting its faith that Lonzo Ball's showcase with the Los Angeles Lakers will convince his hometown team to draft him No. 2 overall. Ball will participate in a pre-draft workout with the Lakers only, his father, LaVar, told Lakers Nation on Tuesday. "That's all we working out for is the Lakers," LaVar Ball said. "Just the Lakers. There's nobody else that we need to work out for." A source close to Lonzo Ball had told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne that it's been "clear from the start our desired destination is Los Angeles." Ball starred in his only season at nearby UCLA. He also played high school ball at Chino Hills. LaVar Ball is convinced that adding his son will return the Lakers to the postseason, which they haven't reached since 2012-13. "The Lakers make the playoffs as soon as my boy gets there," Ball told Lakers Nation. Lonzo Ball's decision to skip a workout with the Boston.........

Kerr to accompany Warriors to San Antonio for Game 3

  
When the Warriors head to San Antonio for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, they'll have their head coach with them. Golden State coach Steve Kerr is expected to travel with the team to Texas on Thursday, general manager Bob Myers said Wednesday. Kerr is on an indefinite leave of absence while he battles pain and other issues left over from his 2015 back surgery. "He will be on the trip," Myers said on 95.7 The Game in San Francisco. It's not clear where Kerr will be or in what capacity, but his activity level has increased since he started experiencing problems. It's expected that assistant coach Mike Brown will again serve as head coach. Kerr attended Games 1 and 2 at Oracle Arena, sitting in the locker room. He even addressed his team at halftime of both games. He started attending Warriors practices again on May 13, the first time he'd been on the floor with his team since April 21. ......

Battery complaint dropped against Browns draftee Brantley

  
Prosecutors dismiss battery complaint against Browns rookie defensive lineman Caleb Brantley......

LeGarrette Blount Signs 1-Year Deal With Philadelphia Eagles

  
Blount, who led the N.F.L. with 18 touchdowns for the Patriots in 2016, gives the Eagles a bruising back to complement their group of smaller, speedy runners.......

Case against Browns draftee Caleb Brantley dropped citing insufficient evidence

  
Cleveland Browns draftee Caleb Brantley won't face misdemeanor battery charges after an incident in April, according to court records in Alachua County, Fla. Court records show the charges the case was dismissed for "insufficient evidence." Brantley, a defensive lineman taken in the sixth round, had been accused of hitting a woman in the face in a bar in Gainesville, Fla., on April 13. Charges originally were not filed, but the woman filed a complaint against Brantley. In a press release Wednesday, the State's Attorney in Gainesville said there was, "no reliable evidence upon which an arrest or prosecution would be warranted or legally justified," and that the matter is now closed. "In essence, the facts suggest that the alleged victim's friends engaged Brantley in an unpleasant verbal exchange, during which the alleged victim began to physically punch or assault Brantley, causing him to shove her away," the press release went on to say. "It is legally clear that.........

Brazilian keeper convicted of murder ordered back to jail

  
The Brazilian goalkeeper who was convicted of murder but released on a technicality in February, has been ordered back to jail.......

Lawsuit: Baylor football players recorded gang rapes

  
A former volleyball player has sued Baylor University, alleging she was raped by football players who routinely recorded such attacks......

Answers on Russia still far away as anti-doping agency meets

  
On Thursday, a year after the sordid specifics of a doping scandal that pervaded Russia's Olympic team were revealed, the World Anti-Doping Agency's governing board meets in Montreal.......

Warriors become just the 5th team to start NBA playoffs 10-0

  
History shows Warriors' 10-0 playoff start doesn't necessarily mean title is inevitable......

LeBron: Boston fans are born 'pumped,' don't need any more

  
BOSTON - With the Boston Celtics back in the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in five years, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James was asked what the series would mean to the fervor of the Bostonian fan base. "I don't think Boston fans need any more pumping up," James said Wednesday morning at the Cavs shootaround ahead of Game 1 on Wednesday night. "They're born with 'pump,' if that makes any sense." While James statement might leave some scratching their head, he's been just as hard for the Celtics' defense to figure out over the years. This will be James' sixth career playoff series against Boston - the most he's played against any opponent - and he's excelled against the guys in green, averaging 29 points, 8.8 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.4 blocks in 29 postseason games against them. The last time the Celtics reached the conference finals in 2012, they lost to James' Miami Heat in seven.........

Woman who alleged gang rape by Baylor football players files lawsuit

  
A former Baylor volleyball player who says she was gang-raped by several football players in 2012 filed a federal Title IX lawsuit against the university on Tuesday, in which she and her attorneys contradict several statements Baylor's administration had previously issued about her alleged assault. The woman's alleged assault was a focal point during an investigation by Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton into how Baylor handled allegations of sexual assault and other physical violence committed by students. The investigation also examined what former Baylor football coach Art Briles and athletics director Ian McCaw knew about her alleged gang rape. The woman's lawsuit alleges that the members of the Baylor football team had "already developed a system of hazing their freshman recruits by having them bring or invite freshman females to house parties hosted by members of the football team. At these parties, the girls would be drugged and gang raped, or in the words of the.........

Preakness Stakes 2017: Always Dreaming, the Draw, Contenders and More

  
Here's what you need to know about the Preakness Stakes and Always Dreaming's quest for horse racing's Triple Crown.......

LeGarrette Blount joins the Eagles on 1-year contract

  
The Eagles and running back LeGarrette Blount have agreed on a one-year contract......

An N.C.A.A. for Indonesia? Selling College Sports to a Sedentary Nation.

  
The California-educated sports executive who made Liga Mahasiswa into his nation's largest college league has goals that go beyond the field of play.......

Mavs 'did everything possible to lose' after playoff elimination, per Mark Cuban

  
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says Dallas looked to lose as much as it could once the team was out of postseason contention this season. "Once we were eliminated from the playoffs, we did everything possible to lose games," Cuban said on "The Dan Patrick Show" on Wednesday. Cuban said the primary way to ensure the Mavericks would lose was to play their young players, including? Yogi Ferrell,? Nerlens Noel and Dorian Finney-Smith -- three players with less than three years of experience who averaged more than 20 minutes per game for Dallas this season. The Mavericks owner acknowledged that it wasn't the players who were throwing games. "Once a guy walks on the court, they're going to play their heart out," Cuban said. "Particularly the young guys because they have something to prove." Dallas started an injury-marred season 3-15 and never got closer than eight games below .500. The Mavericks were officially eliminated.........

Brandon Graham says he's happy with contract, not holding out

  
Defensive end? Brandon Graham tweeted Tuesday that his absence from the Philadelphia Eagles' facility last week had nothing to do with his contract and that he's not unhappy with his deal. Graham tweeted that he was spending time with family last week. He wrote, "I love playing in Philly" and, "I've never?had an issue with my contract."? A source close to Graham maintained throughout to ESPN's Tim McManus that the defensive end's brief absence was not contract related, but to spend time with his young family. He was working out back in Michigan with his longtime trainer, Mike Barwis. The Philadelphia Inquirer had reported last week that Graham was expected to skip organized team activities later this month, and perhaps mandatory minicamp as well, until the Eagles rework his contract.? The eight-year vet had the best season of his career in 2017. He led the team with 30 hurries and 14 tackles for loss to go with 5 1/2 sacks. He.........

RB LeGarrette Blount joins Eagles on 1-year deal

  
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a one-year deal with former New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, the team announced Wednesday. The Patriots had issued an unrestricted free agent tender to Blount last week before the May 9 deadline that ensured the running back will count toward the 2018 compensatory pick formula. Blount was the only player in the NFL to receive the UFA tender this year. A source told ESPN's Josina Anderson that clubs expressing interest in signing Blount had been vetting a deal structure that can navigate the compensatory pick calculation. It is not known if the Eagles structured Blount's deal in such a way as to avoid him counting toward the 2018 compensatory pick formula. Blount entered free agency after the best season of his seven-year career. He led the NFL with 18 rushing touchdowns, which was the highest total in the NFL since Adrian Peterson had 18 in 2009. He was the Patriots' top power.........

When manga and golf collide

  
Might the key to curing your slice lie in the age-old Japanese art form of manga?......

An Amazing Masters

  
Don Riddell takes a moment to reflect on an amazing Masters Tournament that saw Sergio Garcia finally claim the much coveted Green Jacket.......

Tom Brady 'does have concussions,' wife Gisele Bundchen says

  
Tom Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, says the New England Patriots quarterback has a history of concussions, including one suffered last year. "He had a concussion last year. He has concussions pretty much every -- I mean, we don't talk about it. He does have concussions," Bundchen said on "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday. "I don't really think it's a healthy thing for a body to go through that kind of aggression all the time. That could not be healthy for you." Bundchen was responding to a question about Brady's comments that she wanted him to retire. She did not clarify when Brady suffered a concussion or whether it was medically diagnosed and was not asked a follow-up question. The Patriots did not list Brady as having a concussion at any point in the 2016 season, and no concussion or head injury is listed for Brady in his professional career, according to Stats Pass.?New England did report leg, thigh and ankle injuries for Brady during the 2016.........

Billion dollar race to break 2-hour marathon mark is afoot

  
Nike, Adidas and Vodafone are all backing separate plans to break a key barrier in athletics: a marathon in under two hours......

'Messi the greatest ever,' says Barca keeper

  
Barcelona's goalkeeper Marc-André Ter Stegen has hailed teammate Lionel Messi as the "greatest ever" footballer after the Argentine scored the 500th goal of his career -- a last-minute winner over rivals Real Madrid on Sunday.......

Barcelona great Xavi reveals his 'Ultimate Player'

  
CNN Sport asked Barcelona legend Xavi which world stars, past and present, he would combine to create his "ultimate football player."......

Xavi: 'My dream is to coach Barcelona'

  
He's the player who has always been one step ahead of the opposition.......

'The acceleration is completely bonkers'

  
"Supersonic" is how Nicki Shields, presenter of CNN's Supercharged show, describes the feeling of traveling in one of the world's fastest electric cars.......

Leonard Marshall, Matt Hasselbeck pledge brains to research

  
Leonard Marshall and Matt Hasselbeck have pledged their brains to CTE research......

Joel Embiid says 76ers gearing up to beat Cavaliers, LeBron James

  
Fresh off his team earning a top-three pick in the lottery, a confident Joel Embiid says the Philadelphia 76ers are almost ready to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers and star LeBron James. "We're gearing up at the right time. When we start getting good, that's when Cleveland and LeBron will start going down," Embiid said Tuesday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Embiid was the 76ers' representative at the draft lottery. Philadelphia received a top-three draft pick for the fourth straight year by virtue of being able to swap picks with the Sacramento Kings. The 76ers finished 28-54 this season. While that was their most wins since 2012-13, it was also 23 wins fewer than the Cavaliers, who are currently playing in the Eastern Conference finals, had in the regular season. Even so, Embiid is trusting the process and believes the 76ers' time is near. "When I say we are going to be ready to win when the.........

McIlroy signs '$100 million' equipment deal

  
With a reported new $100 million equipment deal in his pocket, and a gleaming new wedding ring on his finger, life on and off the golf course seems pretty rosey for Rory McIlroy.......

You're fired! Investigators who helped clean up FIFA ousted

  
The two men who played a leading role in bringing down former FIFA president Sepp Blatter have been ousted by world football's governing body.......

Eight foods to help improve your athletic performance

  
AS Monaco has been the surprise package of Europe this season, blowing away its rivals to reach the Champions League semifinals and sitting on the brink of a first Ligue 1 title in 17 years.......

Monaco seeking to train China's next generation

  
French club AS Monaco and wannabe football powerhouse China have more in common that you might first think.......

Italian chapel that's a shrine to cycling's heroes

  
If you're an art lover you've probably paid your dues at places like the Louvre in Paris, the Guggenheim in New York, or Amsterdam's Van Gogh museum.......

Backlash: 'No grounds' to penalize Sharapova

  
Maria Sharapova will not play at the French Open after organizers did not grant her wildcard entry into the tournament, which begins later this month.......

Diamondbacks 5, Mets 4: With Sixth Straight Loss, Mets Sink to a Low Not Seen Since 2014

  
There's plenty of time to get the season back on track, but the latest defeat against the Diamondbacks put the Mets six games below .500.......

6 Reasons Being A Sports Fan Is Good For Your Health

  
Your rabid fandom is actually a good thing. (Photo: Stocksy/Yahoo) There's no question about it — being a sports fan is a good thing when it comes to your health. "The idea that people get isolated and porky from watching sports is not true," clinical sports psychologist William Wiener, PhD, tells Yahoo Health. There are many health benefits of being a sports fan." Need evidence? We rounded up the research surrounding fandom and health to show how your team loyalty might actually help you be happier and healthier: It Prevents Depression While you might feel sad if your team loses a big game, being an active participant all season can actually help prevent depression. "People who root and are attached to their teams are less depressed than those who are uninvolved," Wiener says.......

Roger Federer Is Slamming Father Time

  
Defying age and injury, the 35-year-old legend makes a brilliant run at the Australian Open.......

Meet Tom Brady's Shaman

  
The Patriots quarterback's obsession with the mystical advice book, "The Four Agreements."......

Disaster averted, Lakers GM Rob Pelinka embraces lottery success

  
NEW YORK -- Years ago, during his first visit to New York City as an agent representing players in the NBA draft, Rob Pelinka decided to go for an early morning run through Central Park. He began before sunrise, striding alongside the park's reservoir, by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the miles adding up before everything was alight. And that night, Pelinka's clients did well; they were selected high or landed in promising situations. Every year since, Pelinka continued that ritual, those pre-dawn runs in the park, and every year, it seemed that things worked in his favor. Around 6 a.m. Tuesday, Pelinka arrived in the park, again hoping for luck but needing it more than ever. No longer did his focus center on his clients' futures, having left his post as a powerhouse agent, famously representing Kobe Bryant. Now, as the Lakers' general manager, Pelinka oversaw a rebuilding franchise miles away from its past success, one that, hours later, at the New York.........

Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again

  
Still unbeaten, the Golden State Warriors have a few days to see if Andre Iguodala and Zaza Pachulia can heal up......

Pick 6: Kelly, Rodriguez, Mora in need of improvement in '17

  
The hot seat in college football can be defined as a coach who is danger of being fired if his team does not improve upon last season......

Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win

  
With a victory in the draft lottery, the Boston Celtics have a bright future to go with their current success......

Mock Draft 5.0: First-round picks for Celtics, Lakers, 76ers and more

  
The NBA lottery just went down Tuesday night, and the Celtics, Lakers and Sixers were the big winners. Now that the lottery is over, here's the debut of our first-round mock draft featuring the actual draft order. We are assuming every eligible prospect who has yet to state his intention declares his availability for the draft. The selections are based on team needs and conversations with NBA scouts and general managers. 1. Boston Celtics (via Nets) Markelle Fultz Washington Freshman Guard The Celtics were the big winners in more ways than one. Not only do they get the No. 1 pick, but now they control the draft, making trade offers even more lucrative. If they keep the pick, Fultz is the clear choice for them. He can play both the 1 and the 2, he stretches the floor and he.........

Davis homers twice in extra innings, Orioles outslug Tigers

  
Chris Davis homered in the 12th inning and again in the 13th, and the Baltimore Orioles finally held on after the second one, outlasting the Detroit Tigers 13-11......

Gregg Popovich knocks Spurs for 'lack of edge, intensity' in Game 2

  
OAKLAND, Calif. -- While Kawhi Leonard ordered dinner from the team hotel, the rest of the San Antonio Spurs choked down a heaping helping of disheartening defeat by way of a 136-100 annihilation at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, which dropped the visitors to 0-2 in this Western Conference finals series, and led to coach Gregg Popovich questioning his squad's fortitude. "The only way I can process this is it's not about O's and X's, rebounds, turnovers or anything like that," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "Kawhi being gone, I don't think as I watched... I don't think they believed. And you have to believe. I don't think as a group they really did, which means probably a little bit of feeling sorry for themselves psychologically, subconsciously, whatever psycho-babble word you want to use. I don't think they started the game with a belief, and it showed in the lack of edge, intensity, grunt, all that sort of thing. That was disappointing." .........

Farewell to Running's Great Gandalf

  
Beloved master's marathoner Ed Whitlock dies at 86—first 70-something to run a sub three-hour marathon; ran 3:54 in October at age 85. ......

The NBA Team That Also Plays Kickball

  
The Minnesota Timberwolves have the most kicked-ball violations in the league—and that's more strategic than you might think.......

The Hottest Hands Usually Hold the Stanley Cup

  
As the NHL playoffs begin on Wednesday, momentum is critical to Stanley Cup success. Rare is the team that limps into the postseason and catches fire to become champions. ......

Yankees 7, Royals 1: Easy Win by Yankees Delays a Test of Dellin Betances

  
C. C. Sabathia pitched six and two-thirds scoreless innings, and Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer, so Betances wasn't needed in his new role as closer.......

Warriors 136, Spurs 100: Warriors Take 2-0 Series Lead with a Blowout of the Spurs

  
Stephen Curry scored 29 points for Golden State, and the Warriors never trailed in Game 2 as San Antonio sorely missed the hobbled Kawhi Leonard.......

N.H.L.'s Goaltending Merry-Go-Round Gets an Early Start

  
With the Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft as a catalyst and plenty of teams in the market for talent in the net, the dominoes were starting to fall.......

For Carson Palmer, Secret to Success May Be Throwing Less

  
The 37-year-old Cardinals quarterback has laid off passing in the off-season, and he plans to continue placing some limits on it in practices, to try to keep his arm fresh.......

Davis homers twice in extra innings, Orioles edge Tigers

  
Chris Davis homered in the 12th inning and again in the 13th, and the Baltimore Orioles finally held on after the second one, outlasting the Detroit Tigers 13-11......

The Teams You Should Pick to Pull Off NCAA Tournament Upsets

  
A statistical model for predicting upsets has identified three worthy underdogs: Middle Tennessee, Xavier and Princeton. ......

The 'Real' Real Madrid Steps It Up in Champions League

  
Over the past seven years, Real Madrid's domestic results have bounced up and down, but in Europe, it remains a model of consistency.......

The NHL Playoffs Are Giving Fans Plenty of Free Hockey

  
This season, a record 37% of NHL postseason games have extended into overtime, through Monday.......

The After Effects of Pitching in the World Baseball Classic

  
Some of baseball's top aces, including Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner and Noah Syndergaard, opted not to take the ball for Team USA. Limited data shows it might be a wise decision.......

The .300 Hitter Is Going Extinct

  
As the power surge takes over baseball, fewer and fewer players are consistently hitting for a high average. ......

A Record Number of Players Hit the Disabled List in April

  
Teams have shown more of a willingness to put their players on the shelf since the league implemented the 10-day DL.......

Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead

  
Stephen Curry had 29 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in three quarters and the Golden State Warriors trounced on the Spurs missing Kawhi Leonard, running away from San Antonio for a 136-100 rout and 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals......

Brooklyn's Pain Is Boston's Gain

  
The NBA draft lottery is designed to help the league achieve competitive balance. But no system can protect the Brooklyn Nets from themselves. As a result, the Boston Celtics will be the best team to have at least a top-four pick in more than 30 years.......

Yankees 7, Royals 1: Yankees Rout Royals Behind Sabathia and Sanchez

  
C. C. Sabathia pitched six and two-thirds scoreless innings, and Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer, so Dellin Betances wasn't needed in his new role as closer.......

Keeping Score: Mets, Once in the Pitching Penthouse, Are Evicted Early

  
Injuries, struggles on the mound and off-the-field issues have turned a starting rotation that appeared to be the team's strength into its surprising Achilles' heel.......

The NHL Playoffs Are All About Sidney Crosby's Brain

  
The Pittsburgh Penguins star appears likely to play Game 7 on Wednesday, despite yet another concussion and several more recent hard hits......

The Most Surprising Star in NBA History

  
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas was the last pick of his draft. Some of the players who were picked before him still haven't played in the NBA.......

Roger Federer to Skip the French Open

  
Roger Federer, 19-1 this season with a Grand Slam title, has decided to skip the French Open in Paris so he can prepare for a run at Wimbledon in July and then on hard courts the rest of the summer.......

Maria Sharapova Denied Spot in French Open

  
Maria Sharapova was denied a wild-card entry to the French Open when the French tennis federation said her ranking was too low to qualify after a 15-month suspension for doping.......

Can Anyone Beat the Warriors and Cavaliers?

  
The NBA playoffs have only proven that another Finals between Golden State and Cleveland seems inevitable.......

Bob Baffert Sits This Triple Crown Season Out

  
Bob Bafferts, trainer of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and horse racing's biggest (human) name, doesn't have a horse in Saturday's Preakness Stakes, but his presence can still be felt by fans.......

Nearly arrested? Mike Brown had a very good excuse for being late to Game 2

  
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Acting Warriors coach Mike Brown had a legitimate excuse for his late arrival at Oracle Arena for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. Brown was driving in front of the Spurs team bus at a freeway exit, along with his son Cam -- a huge fan of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich -- and a couple of friends in his SUV on Tuesday. Initially, Brown was ushered through several red lights without having to stop, but then multiple officers on motorcycles yelled for Brown to hold up. Even after he offered this: "I'm, like, 'Warriors acting coach,''' he said, pointing to the logo on his shirt. "He's like, 'I don't care. Hey, you, stop!''' At the final red light before he reached the gates to the stadium parking lots, Brown's luck ran out. "I'm like, 'This is great, I didn't have to stop for any of these red lights,''' Brown said. "So I literally start to go, and I'm going to get in the far left lane to go through where we all go through, and a cop out of.........

Boston Celtics get top pick in NBA draft thanks to Nets trade

  
A day after reaching the Eastern Conference finals, the Boston Celtics won the NBA draft lottery, earning the No. 1 pick. The Celtics will be followed by the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers. Boston becomes the first team to finish with the top record in a conference and then pick first overall since the Lakers did so and made James Worthy the No. 1 pick in the 1982 draft. The Celtics got the pick in a swap with the? Brooklyn Nets?as part of the continuing fallout of a 2013 trade that sent Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry?to Brooklyn. The Nets had the worst record in the league this season and thus had the greatest chance at getting the No. 1 pick. Brooklyn, in turn, will get the Celtics' pick in the draft, which is No. 27 overall. Boston also owns Brooklyn's first-round pick in next year's draft. Pierce, who retired at the end of the season, took to Twitter to acknowledge.........

Schwarber, Rizzo HR, Cubs top Reds 9-5; Maddon's 1,000th win

  
Kyle Schwarber, Anthony Rizzo homer as Chicago Cubs beat Cincinnati Reds 9-5, giving manager Joe Maddon his 1,000th career win.......

Predators 2, Ducks 1: Predators Score Twice in Third Period and Take Series Lead Over Ducks

  
Roman Josi and Filip Forsberg scored for Nashville as it rallied from a 1-0 deficit entering the final period.......

Source says Lonzo Ball uncertain on non-Lakers workouts

  
Lonzo Ball is undecided on whether he'll work out for teams other than the Lakers, a source close to Ball tells ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. "We will make that decision closer to June," the source said.? The source added that it's been "clear from the start our desired destination is Los Angeles." Ball starred in his only season at nearby UCLA. He also played high school ball at Chino Hills. A Lakers source says the team will look at dozens of players with the second and 28th picks. The players under the strongest consideration at No. 2 right now are Markelle Fultz, Ball, De'Aaron Fox, Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum. Speaking after the draft lottery Tuesday night, general manager Rob Pelinka noted there's no clear-cut No. 1. "The harder call may be the first one," he said. "Sometimes having the second pick is better than the first. We're sitting in a fantastic position. "I think there are four, five guys that are well suited to be [drafted] at.........

Preds rally, beat Ducks 2-1 to take 2-1 Western finals lead

  
Roman Josi scored a power-play goal with 2:43 left, and the Nashville Predators rallied to beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 in their first ever home game in the Western Conference finals......

Baseball's Sluggers Fight Back Against the Shift

  
With more teams using an infield shift, hitters are increasingly turning to the bunt to keep defenses honest. ......

LEADING OFF: Rockies-Twins in surprising 1st-place matchup

  
LEADING OFF: Rockies-Twins in surprising 1st-place matchup......

Nearly arrested? Mike Brown was just trying to get to Game 2

  
Acting Warriors coach Mike Brown had quite the adventure getting to Oracle Arena for Game 2......

Track and Field Officials Propose Erasing Half of World Records

  
Track and field officials have proposed reforms that would wipe more than half of Olympic-discipline world records from the books, a drastic step to clean up the image of a sport dogged by a long history of doping. ......

Spurs start Jonathan Simmons over Kawhi Leonard for Game 2

  
San Antonio Spurs forward Jonathon Simmons is starting in place of Kawhi Leonard in Tuesday night's Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against the? Golden State Warriors. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he thinks he'll list Leonard as questionable for Game 3, after he ruled Leonard out for Game 2 because of a sprained left ankle caused by what Popovich described as a "dangerous" and "unsportsmanlike" closeout by Golden State's Zaza Pachulia. Leonard had an MRI on Monday, and Popovich had no timetable for when his star player would be able to return to action. "The thing that worries me is he did it again," Popovich said. "So one would logically think maybe it will take longer, but I'm hoping that's not true and that we'll have him for Game 3. But I don't know. And I don't think we'll know until Friday or Saturday." Leonard left Game 1 on Sunday after reinjuring his tender left ankle in the third.........

N.B.A. Draft Lottery 2017: Celtics Claim No. 1 Pick

  
The Celtics finished this regular season as the top team in the Eastern Conference but had good odds in the lottery because of a 2013 trade with the Nets.......

Keeping Score: Mets, Once in the Pitching Penthouse, Endure an Early Eviction

  
Injuries, struggles on the mound and off-the-field issues have turned a starting rotation that appeared to be the team's strength into its surprising Achilles' heel.......

Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick

  
The Boston Celtics have won the NBA draft lottery, capitalizing on a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets four years ago......

Spurs to start Jonathan Simmons over Kawhi Leonard for Game 2

  
San Antonio Spurs forward Jonathon Simmons is starting in place of Kawhi Leonard in Tuesday night's Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against the? Golden State Warriors. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he thinks he'll list Leonard as questionable for Game 3 after ruling Leonard out for Game 2 with a sprained left ankle caused by what Popovich described as a "dangerous" and "unsportsmanlike" closeout by Golden State's Zaza Pachulia. Leonard had an MRI on Monday and Popovich had no timetable on when his star player would be able to return to action. ......

Andre Iguodala out for Warriors with soreness in left knee

  
The Golden State Warriors will be without one of their top reserves, Andre Iguodala, for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against San Antonio......

Fendrich on Tennis: Sharapova's French 'ban' raises question

  
Maria Sharapova was not invited to play in the French Open, even though her drug suspension is over......

Knee soreness sidelines Andre Iguodala for Game 2 against Spurs

  
Golden State Warriors wing Andre Iguodala has been ruled out for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals as he deals with soreness in his left knee. An MRI performed Monday revealed no structural damage in Iguodala's knee, but the team has spent the season trying to manage the 33-year-old's minutes to keep him fresh for the team's playoff run. According to a source, Iguodala didn't participate in much of the up-and-down court work leading up to Sunday's Western Conference finals opener because of his knee soreness. The Warriors' super reserve played only 10 minutes Sunday, scoring two points and registering an assist in the team's 113-111 comeback victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1. ......

REX allows hospitalized kids to 'attend' Sporting KC matches

  
REX the robot is allowing hospitalized kids to attend Sporting Kansas City matches remotely......

USOC paid its way back into bidding game; LA could benefit

  
Tucked into the more than $257 million the USOC spent in 2016 was a $10 million payment to the International Olympic Committee designed to give the United States a better chance of hosting an Olympics someday _ possibly in Los Angeles in 2024......

Favorite Cavs open East finals on road vs. underdog Celtics

  
The Celtics are heading to the Eastern Conference finals with the No. 1 seed and home court advantage......

As Penske's cars pull away, everyone else plays catch-up

  
The IndyCar chase is kicking into high gear and Team Penske is the one to beat so far this season......

Final week to avoid US Open qualifying

  
Golf notes: Final week for qualifying for US Open through world ranking, Charles Howell III recovering from injury, Patrick Reed's polar opposite on the emotion meter.......

Cardinals QB Palmer to ease way up on offseason throwing

  
Quarterback Carson Palmer only stood and watched as the Arizona Cardinals went through their first offseason workout......

Meet the Lionel Messi doppelganger

  
What's it like to be soccer superstar Lionel Messi? Iranian Reza Parastesh is rapidly finding out.......

USOC expenses included $10M to smooth friction for LA bid

  
Tucked into the more than $257 million the USOC spent in 2016 was a $10 million payment to the International Olympic Committee designed to give the United States a better chance of hosting an Olympics someday _ possibly in Los Angeles in 2024......

Sharapova's popularity doesn't earn a French Open wild card

  
The president of the French Tennis Federation phoned two-time champion Maria Sharapova to tell her she would not get an invite to play in the French Open because of her past doping ban......

Maria Sharapova retires from match in Rome with thigh injury

  
ROME -- Maria Sharapova retired from her Italian Open match Tuesday, citing an apparent left thigh injury hours after learning she would not be granted a wild card into the French Open. Sharapova was leading 4-6, 6-3, 2-1 against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni when she called it quits in the second round. Sharapova had left the court for an injury timeout during the second game of the third set. She came back with her left thigh taped and managed to win a game despite serving softly then walked to the net after Lucic-Baroni held serve. The retirement came 2 1/2 hours after French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli announced he would not award Sharapova a wild card for the French Open because of her doping ban. Sharapova returned last month following a 15-month ban for testing positive for the banned heart drug meldonium at last year's Australian Open. The Russian has used wild cards to enter all three tournaments in which.........

Fiancee says Aaron Hernandez denied rumors he was gay

  
The fiancee of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez says Hernandez told her rumors that he was gay or bisexual were not true......

Maria Sharapova Denied Entry Into French Open

  
Sharapova, who recently returned from a doping suspension, was not given a wild card for the main draw or the qualifying tournament of the French Open, which she has won twice.......

Sharapova misses out on French Open wild card after doping

  
Maria Sharapova misses out on wild card for French Open......

Peyton Manning to host ESPY Awards in July

  
Peyton Manning will take the stage to host the ESPY Awards in July......

Back to Boston: LeBron, Celtics meet again in postseason

  
LeBron's road again points to Boston, with Cavaliers awaiting Celtics in conference finals......

No Wild Card for Maria Sharapova to Enter the French Open

  
Sharapova, who recently returned from a doping suspension, will not play the French Open, after the tournament declined to give her a wild card for the main draw or the qualifying tournament.......

Only Two Goals in Two Games, but Penguins Say the Chances Are There

  
Before the Senators' trap stifled the high-scoring Penguins in the first two games of the conference finals, they had not been held to a single goal in a game in seven weeks.......

Horses for courses? It's more of a lottery at TPC Sawgrass

  
The mystery of the TPC Sawgrass: Why great players are not consistently great at The Players Championship......

Ducks' Ryan Kesler now knows he's rattled Preds' Johansen

  
Ryan Kesler now knows exactly how much he's rattled Predators center Ryan Johansen, and the veteran Anaheim Ducks center doesn't plan on easing up......

Sharapova not given wildcard to play at French Open

  
Maria Sharapova will not play at the French Open after organizers did not grant her wildcard entry into the tournament, which begins later this month.......

The fastest shed on sand -- and other wacky world records

  
Sheds are often viewed as occupying a special place in the male psyche.......

Moses Malone Jr. alleges James Harden involved in attack

  
Moses Malone Jr. filed an amendment to a civil lawsuit Monday, seeking damages from James Harden for allegedly orchestrating a beating last summer in retaliation for a Facebook post that offended the Houston Rockets?star, Malone's attorney, George Farah, said. Malone, the son of NBA legend Moses Malone, was beaten and robbed of jewelry by four armed men on June 25 outside V Live Houston, an after-hours strip club. Four men were arrested in connection with the assault, including Darian Blount, a security guard at the now-closed club. A Facebook post published by Malone on June 24 criticized Harden for charging $249 for his basketball camp, which Malone said shut out inner-city children. Farah, who represents Malone, said the Facebook post was referenced during the beating and robbery. "All the stories that we've heard from all the witnesses were pretty consistent that James Harden was pretty upset about the Facebook post that was posted the night before.........

Forget the Derby! Classic Empire healthy for Preakness run

  
Classic Empire has recovered nicely from his distressing race at the Kentucky Derby, and appears ready to shine in the Preakness......

ESPN's Mowins set to be 1st woman to call NFL game since '87

  
ESPN has tapped Beth Mowins to call the second part of a season-opening "Monday Night Football" doubleheader in September, making her the first woman do play-by-play duties on an NFL game in 30 years......

Pacman Jones pleads guilty to misdemeanor, apologizes in court

  
CINCINNATI -- Bengals cornerback Adam Jones pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single misdemeanor charge from an altercation earlier this year after two other charges were dropped as part of a plea agreement. Municipal Court Judge Dwane Mallory dismissed misdemeanor counts of assault and disorderly conduct at the prosecutor's request. He sentenced Jones to time already served -- two days -- on the obstructing official business count. "There was no evidence of what was officially reported, assault, head butting, any of that," said Jones' agent Peter Schaffer, who said that Jones' tone with the officer on the scene largely led to his arrest. "He realizes he probably just could've handled himself better that night. Even though he was in the right, just be calm and let the system play itself out. That's what it comes down to, he was probably justified, but he probably could've handled himself better." The 33-year-old Jones apologized in.........

N.B.A. Draft Lottery 2017: Boston Celtics Have Best Chance for Top Pick

  
The lottery, which determines the critical top three picks in the draft order, will be held Tuesday night in New York.......

Peyton Manning tabbed to host 25th ESPY Awards

  
Two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning will help hand out the trophies as the 2017 ESPYS host, ESPN announced Tuesday. "It's an honor to be asked to host the ESPYS, and it's even more meaningful that it's the 25th year for this incredible event," Manning said in a statement. "The ESPYS have been a part of my life during my entire career. I can still remember attending my very first show back in 1998 before my rookie season in the NFL." Manning was given the ESPY Icon Award in 2016 along with former? Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant and former U.S. women's national team player Abby Wambach. All three had retired in the year prior to being honored. The five-time NFL MVP stepped away from football in 2015 after helping the Denver Broncos win Super Bowl 50. He also won Super Bowl XLI with the Indianapolis Colts. Manning played his first 14 seasons in Indianapolis. The Colts will unveil a statue of Manning in front of Lucas Oil.........

Cincinnati Bengals' 'Pacman' Jones pleads guilty to 1 count

  
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor charge from an altercation this year......

Others have played well with ankle injuries, Leonard up next

  
Others have played well with ankle injuries, Spurs' Leonard hopes he is next......

San Diego 60, UC Irvine 57

  
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Brandon Johnson made two free throws with 10.2 seconds left to give San Diego a 60-57 victory over UC Irvine on Sunday and a seventh-place finish in the inaugural Anaheim Classic. Gyno Pomare scored 16 points for the Toreros (3-4), who broke a four-game losing streak. Johnson finished with 15 points and Ray Murdock added 14 points. Chuma Awaji scored 16 points and Patrick Sanders had 13 points for the Anteaters (2-4), who finished last in the eight-team field and have lost three in a row and four of their past five. Irvine, which trailed by 10 points with 5:51 to play, narrowed the deficit to 58-57 on Awaji's three-point basket with 12.5 seconds left. After Johnson made his free throws, Awaji had two chances to tie the score with a three-point shot. Awaji's first attempt with three seconds left hit the backboard but Irvine's Darren Fells grabbed the rebound and passed to Awaji, whose second shot hit the back of the rim as time.........

The N.B.A. Draft Lottery: Here's What There Is to Know

  
The lottery, which determines the critical top three picks in the draft order, will be held Tuesday night in New York.......

After a Grueling Series, Underdog Celtics Gird for Rested Cavaliers

  
It took until the fourth quarter for the Celtics to pull away from the Washington Wizards on Monday night in Game 7 of the closely contested Eastern Conference semifinals.......

The world's best sailing superyacht

  
If you have several million dollars to spend and are in the market for an extravagant superyacht, it's sometimes hard to tell which is the best.......

EXCLUSIVE: The fall and rise of Radamel Falcao

  
They said he was finished -- that El Tigre would never roar again following the serious injury he suffered in January 2014.......

26 amazing sports photos

  
Take a look at 26 amazing sports photos from May 9 through May 15.......

How tart cherry juice is helping fuel Monaco's success

  
When AS Monaco vice-captain, Valere Germain, cooks at home, he'll regularly take a picture of his meal and send it to team doctor Philippe Kuentz.......

Pretrial hearing set for Cincinnati Bengals' 'Pacman' Jones

  
A judge plans a pretrial hearing in the case of Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones, who faces three misdemeanor charges, including assault, over an altercation at a Cincinnati hotel......

Monaco fans delight in season of a lifetime

  
It's the hope that kills you is a common refrain among football fans. But for 26-year-old AS Monaco fan Benjamin Tullou, the patience he's displayed over the past decade is being rewarded this season -- and then some.......

Cristiano Ronaldo: The numbers that define a Champions League legend

  
He made sure to praise the efforts of the "team" but once again Cristiano Ronaldo fully warranted an admiring glance in the mirror.......

Surprise! Simone Biles voted off 'Dancing with the Stars'

  
Team USA will not repeat as "Dancing with the Stars" champions after Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles was eliminated from the reality competition despite perfect scores for her two dances during Monday night's performance......

Diamondbacks 7, Mets 3: Mets' Pitching Problems Are Laid Bare in Loss to Diamondbacks

  
The 7-3 defeat on Monday, their fifth loss in a row, was the second straight game squandered in the eighth, shining a light on the already strained bullpen.......

Celtics seeking validation against Cavaliers in East finals

  
Beating the Washington Wizards in seven games was a big achievement for these Celtics, but Boston isn't quite on the cusp of a championship yet......

Who's Afraid of Aaron Rodgers? (Everyone)

  
The scariest sight in the NFL playoffs isn't a team, but a Green Bay quarterback without a weakness.......

Jason Gay: This Sports Column Is Too Long

  
From fewer breaks to seven-inning games, every sport wants to speed itself up. How fast is too fast?......

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