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Capitals Beat Islanders 2-1 In Game 7, Set Up Round 2 Series Vs. Rangers

WASHINGTON — Unburdened by the catastrophes of past Game 7s littering the Washington Capitals’ playoff history, rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov delivered a breathtaking, series-clinching goal that got Alex Ovechkin’s seal of approval. “Pretty sick,” Ovechkin declared. Sure was. Skating around every opponent on the ice as he swooped across from the right boards, past the slot and...
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Jon Jones turns himself into police, facing felony charge

  Jon “Bones” Jones, brother of New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones and UFC light heavyweight champion, has turned himself in to police. Jones was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident Sunday morning in New Mexico.   UFC fighter Jon Jones has been booked into Bernalillo County MDC without incident. — Albuquerque Police (@ABQPOLICE) April...
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Joe Kelly’s Fastball Command Critical Key To Pitcher’s Success (Video)

After beginning the season with two straight stellar performances, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly has turned in back-to-back rather forgettable performances. Though Kelly made it through six innings and struck out an impressive 10 batters Monday, he still gave up five earned runs, three of which came in the first inning. “I was shaky the whole night with my fastball...
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Red Sox-Blue Jays Notes: Mookie Betts Collects First Career Walk-Off RBI In Win

BOSTON — Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts played the role of hero in Monday night’s 6-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays with a walk-off single in the ninth inning. Betts said he was looking for a fastball in his last at-bat with runners on second and third against hard-throwing Blue Jays reliever Miguel Castro. “He throws 100 (mph), so I figured I had to get ready for that...
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Red Wings Goalie Petr Mrazek Makes Save Of The Year Vs. Lightning (GIF)

Petr Mrazek made the save of the playoffs Monday night. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough for the Detroit Red Wings goaltender, as the Tampa Bay Lightning forced a Game 7 by pushing four goals past him en route to a 5-2 win. We don’t know how he did this, and won’t attempt to put this into words. Just watch. Petr Mrazek with the save of the year! @DetroitRedWings http://t.co...
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Shane Ray, NFL First-Round Draft Prospect, Cited For Marijuana Possession

Poor timing, Shane Ray. The former Missouri All-American pass rusher is touted as one of the top prospects of this week’s NFL Draft, but he may have hit a road block. SCOOP: Shane Ray cited for possession of marijuana this morning in Cooper County, MO. mshp.dps.mo.gov/HP71/ArrestDet… http://t.co/hpEIBYWoql— Brandon Kiley (@BKSportsTalk) April 27...
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Red Sox Wrap: Mookie Betts’ Walk-Off Single Gives Boston 6-5 Win Over Blue Jays

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s offense carried them again in Monday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Mookie Betts collected Boston’s 11th hit of the game in the top of the ninth inning on a walk-off single, giving the Sox a 6-5 win. Here’s a closer look at Monday’s game. GAME IN A WORD Exciting. These teams combined for 16 hits, 11 runs, six extra base...
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WATCH: Paul Pierce bangs glass at Capitals-Islanders Game 7

Apparently Paul Pierce doesn’t only troll opposing basketball teams. Pierce and a few of his Washington Wizards teammates took in Monday’s Capitals-Islanders Game 7. That’s Marcin Gortat, Rasual Butler, Pierce, and John Wall sitting in the front row. The Wizards are in the house, Paul Pierce is slamming the glass http://t.co/R9OefTUQaG — Ian Oland (@ianoland) April...
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Brendan Rodgers ‘Hungry’ To Challenge EPL Elite, End LFC’s Title Drought

Brendan Rodgers said he can accomplish something six of his predecessors were unable to do: win English soccer’s league championship as Liverpool’s manager. Rodgers told reporters Monday he can help Liverpool end its 25-year title drought and bring the Premier League trophy to Anfield, according to the Liverpool Echo. Rodgers led the Reds agonizingly close to the promised land...
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Kelly Olynyk, J.R. Smith Suspended; Kendrick Perkins Fined For Game 4 Actions

The NBA handed down punishment Monday stemming from three separate incidents that took place during Sunday’s Game 4 playoff matchup between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers. Celtics center Kelly Olynyk was suspended one game for pulling the arm of Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, causing Love to suffer a dislocated shoulder. The Cavs announced Monday that the injury would...
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Orioles-White Sox Game Postponed Amid Violent Protests In Baltimore (Video)

The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox have postponed Monday’s scheduled game to a later date amid unrest throughout Baltimore due to violent protests. After consultation with Baltimore City Police Department, tonight’s game between the Orioles & White Sox at Oriole Park has been postponed.— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) April 27, 2015 The protests are a response to...
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Kevin Love Ruled Out For Entire Eastern Conference Semifinal Series

Kevin Love has been officially ruled out of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ second-round series, the team announced Monday night. The Cavaliers star forward will miss the entirety of the Eastern Conference semifinals after he dislocated his left shoulder in Sunday’s series-clinching Game 4 win against the Boston Celtics. Love was injured after getting tangled up with Celtics center...
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Eden Hazard Wins PFA Player Of The Year Award; Harry Kane Best Young Player

Eden Hazard has ascended to English soccer’s highest echelon. The Professional Footballers’ Association named Hazard its Player of the Year on Sunday, recognizing the Chelsea star for his excellent 2014-15 season. Hazard scooped the award — one of English soccer’s two most prestigious individual honors — at a ceremony in London. Huge congratulations to @ChelseaFC’s ...
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Website Already Selling Connor McDavid Edmonton Oilers Jerseys (Photo)

It’s safe to say Edmonton Oilers fans are pretty excited about their team landing the No. 1 pick in this year’s NHL draft. Jersey website CoolHockey.com already is selling sweaters for Connor McDavid, who has been a sensation for the OHL’s Erie Otters and has pretty much a 100 percent chance of being selected first overall. While it’s nearly...
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Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson Could Give Red Sox Trouble (Video)

The Boston Red Sox are in a bit of a slide. Having lost four of six games on the road, the team hopes to rebound in the friendly confines of Fenway Park. Part of that rebound will hopefully come via the pitching staff, after the group collectively posted a 5.34 ERA over the previous six games. In their first meeting of the season, though, the Toronto Blue...
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Red Sox-Blue Jays Delayed Because Of Expected Rain Showers

BOSTON — Monday night’s game at Fenway Park between the Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays was scheduled to start at 6:10 pm ET, but it has been delayed because of rain showers expected to move through the Fenway area. The expected start time is 6:40 pm.Filed under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Staff, Top Stories
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John Farrell: Starting Rotation Must Overcome Inconsistent Ways (Video)

The theme for the Boston Red Sox’s starting rotation in 2015 has been inconsistency. Wade Miley turned in the latest uneven performance Sunday night against the Baltimore Orioles, allowing six earned runs on five hits and two walks while lasting just 2 1/3 innings in the 18-7 loss. The less-then-stellar outing has been just one of many from the group this season, however, bringing the rotat...
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Charles Barkley Thinks J.R. Smith Should Be Suspended 10 Games (Video)

Count Sir Charles among those who think Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith should be suspended. If you missed it, Smith took a swing at Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder late in the second half of the 101-93 Cavs win. Crowder was injured on the play, falling awkwardly and spraining the ACL in his left knee. NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley said on “NBA on TNT” that he thinks...
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Josh Hamilton Traded To Rangers For Player To Be Named Later Or Cash

ARLINGTON, Texas — Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers. After two troublesome years with the Los Angeles Angels and less than halfway through a $125 million, five-year contract, Hamilton was traded to American League West rival Texas with cash Monday for a player to be named or cash. “I had a lot of good memories here,” Hamilton said during...
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Report: Brady was at stadium day of White House visit

Tom Brady might have picked the home of the New England Patriots over the home of the President of the United States. The Patriots quarterback skipped out on the Super Bowl champion’s White House visit Thursday because of a prior family commitment, leading many to wonder where in the world Brady could have been while his teammates were being honored by Barack Obama. Well, that...
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Doc Rivers tore into Clippers in film room after blowout loss

The Los Angeles Clippers felt the full wrath of coach Doc Rivers after they dropped Game 3 of their first-round playoff series in embarrassing fashion. One day after the Clippers’ 100-73 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, Rivers tore into his team during a heated, two-hour film session. “Doc pretty much went at all of us,” point guard Chris Paul said, via ESPN.com....
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American Pharoah, Dortmund Lead Latest Kentucky Derby Betting Odds

The Kentucky Derby will be run Saturday, and the latest betting odds are in. American Pharoah leads the pack at Churchill Downs with 5-2 odds, the same odds California Chrome had before winning last year’s race. Dortmund and Carpe Diem come in next at 4-1 and 15-2, respectively. Here are the odds for the complete 20-horse field for the 141st Kentucky...
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Red Sox Recall Steven Wright From Triple-A, Option Heath Hembree To Pawtucket

BOSTON — The Red Sox announced a pair of roster moves Monday afternoon. Right-handed pitcher Steven Wright has been recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket, while right-handed pitcher Heath Hembree has been optioned to the PawSox. Wright has pitched five innings, giving up six hits and two earned runs in one appearance for Boston this season. The addition of Wright gives Red Sox manager...
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How To Watch Kentucky Derby: Run For The Roses On TV, Live Stream

Saturday should be a dream day for sports fans, and one of the biggest events will be the shortest. One of sports’ most exciting events takes place Saturday, as the Kentucky Derby kicks off horse racing’s Triple Crown season. The 141st running of the historic race will be held at Churchill Downs and is expected to begin at 6:24 p.m. ET. Fans of the “sport of kings” can see...
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John Farrell: Mike Napoli ‘Under The Weather,’ Won’t Start Vs. Blue Jays

BOSTON — Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli won’t start Monday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. “He’s under the weather,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “He’s here, he’s not completely unavailable. But he’s not capable of starting right now. He’s dealing with an illness right now.” Daniel Nava will start at first base and bat sixth...
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