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Sports Jeff Weltman says Magic front-office position a 'dream job'
Author: 0 Jeff Weltman says Magic front-office position a 'dream job'

The Orlando Magic will send a 2018 second-round draft pick to the Toronto Raptors as compensation for hiring Jeff Weltman away from the Raptors. He has hired longtime National Basketball Association executive John Hammond as the Magic's general manager to help him turn around a franchise that hasn't made the playoffs in five years and was 29-53 last season.

Sports Jags to host Bucs for joint practices before preseason game
Author: 0 Jags to host Bucs for joint practices before preseason game

EST via ESPN . Times have not been announced yet, but last year's practices in Jacksonville were free and open to the public. The Bucs also had joint practices with the Browns in Tampa a year ago, but Koetter said in the offseason that he had a sense that the second session of joint practices had diminishing returns.

Author: 0 Peter Bosz: 'Manchester United made it a boring game'

United fans will be rightly delighted with the outcome. "It was a great performance from everybody in the team". The criticism was the latest in the back and forth between Souness and Mourinho . The club now has every trophy in world football . Manchester - we won for them. "But if I focus on the football side, I am really proud". You won't win our league playing like that.

Sports New Jersey congressman aims to legalize sports betting
Author: 0 New Jersey congressman aims to legalize sports betting

They argue that lifting those bans doesn't amount to the state authorizing sports betting and thus doesn't run afoul of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act , passed by Congress in the early 1990s. "It's time to recognise that the laws are outdated, and the GAME Act will modernise them by increasing transparency, integrity, and consumer protections".

Sports Pablo Zabaleta: Manchester City defender to leave club in the summer
Author: 0 Pablo Zabaleta: Manchester City defender to leave club in the summer

Chelsea, crowned champions on Friday, are 15 points ahead of City going into the final two games of the season, but the Blues will again have European football to contend with next season. Sanchez teed up Mesut Ozil for Arsenal's second goal and scored their third - his 50th Premier League goal - after Peter Crouch had brought Stoke back into the game with a controversial handball goal .

Sports All-Star race shows Coca-Cola 600 could be a long slog
Author: 0 All-Star race shows Coca-Cola 600 could be a long slog

Busch has won eight times in 24 starts at the 1.5-mile speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. As for the eliminations prior to the final stage, it was inconclusive if the threat of being knocked out actually made anyone race harder. He led flag to flag in each of the two segments, and in theory should have won the race. Some unusual strategy and loopholes would come into play heading into the third, as Bowyer, who was near the back of the pack, installed just two of his option tires, ...

Author: 0 James says Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

James, determined to bounce back after a poor 11-point haul in Game 3, then steadied the Cleveland nerves in the fourth quarter, bringing the Cavaliers home for the win as Boston's fearless effort came up short. Could the Cavs have conceivably gone into Boston after losing Game 4, beat them by 20 and then wrapped it up in six? The Celtics had a 29-19 lead at the end of the quarter.

Sports Monk leaves Leeds after Radrizzani takeover
Author: 0 Monk leaves Leeds after Radrizzani takeover

That Leeds let their most successful manager in six years run down to only having a one-year option is one, and what Monk's sticking points were is another. "Shocking news from GM". "We were keen to do three-year deal". "We never received any request from him and his agent. No regrets, we did our best #mot", Radrizzani tweeted in response.

Author: 0 Maria Sharapova will not pursue Wimbledon wildcard after opting for qualification route

In the statement, Sharapova also said that she is healing from the injury sustained in Rome a few days ago, and that she will return to training as soon as she is better. She has denied using it for any performance-enhancing objective, and an initial two-year ban was cut on appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which concluded that while she committed an anti-doping violation there was "no significant fault" on her part.

Sports ABC releases SEC football game times for Week 1 of 2017 season
Author: 0 ABC releases SEC football game times for Week 1 of 2017 season

Fresh off of their national championship-winning season, the Tigers are now ranked No. 7 in ESPN's top 25 preseason rankings. Though no one has announced exactly how the Fox-ESPN game-selection process works, Ohio State's 247 site has reported that , "Fox and ESPN would essentially hold a "draft" to pick which weekend they would have the top choice of games".

Author: 0 Virat Kohli Plays Down India vs Pakistan Game Hype

Alarmed by the statistics published about the state of children's health in our country, the Indian cricket captain is appealing to children to play more and have more fun by joining Stepathlon Kids, which will launch in November. Kohli stressed that hype created around the game is not in their control but he mentioned it will not bother them. "We prepare the same way for every other game", he insisted.

Sports Hawks hire Warriors' Travis Schlenk as general manager
Author: 0 Hawks hire Warriors' Travis Schlenk as general manager

From left to right are director of player personnel Travis Schlenk , general manager Larry Riley and team owner Joe Lacob. The hiring gives him his first chance to have final say on personnel moves. Not only will four-time All-Star forward Paul Millsap be a free agent, but the future of center Dwight Howard is uncertain after his subpar finish to the season.

Sports Senators Win To Force Game Seven
Author: 0 Senators Win To Force Game Seven

Schultz, who has two goals and six assists in 14 playoff games, has not played since the team's game two loss on May 15 when he was injured on a hit by Senators left wing Mike Hoffman in the first period. Kessel got comfortable playing against the Senators during his days in Toronto, but now he has the chance to break their hearts while suiting up for the Penguins.

Author: 0 Chelsea: John Terry hits back at critics over substitution

Chelsea skipper John Terry has defended his contrived Stamford Bridge farewell last weekend and claimed that he "could not care less" about the criticism he has received. While Chelsea are one win away from the Double, Arsenal are desperately trying to end the season on a high after finishing fifth in the Premier League - their lowest finish since Arsene Wenger arrived in north London in 1996.

Sports Manchester bomber seen buying rucksack in city on Friday
Author: 0 Manchester bomber seen buying rucksack in city on Friday

MANCHESTER , England/LONDON The suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert in Manchester, northern England, on Monday has been identified as 22-year-old Salman Abedi , British police said. He said, however, that even if US intelligence sources shared vital information with the media, it likely would not affect the strong intelligence sharing relationship between the USA and Britain because it helps both countries.

Author: 0 Manchester United win UEFA Europa Cup

Manchester is a city in mourning and so the meaning of Manchester United's Europa League final against Ajax Wednesday changed significantly in the two days since the suicide bombing which killed 22 people and injured many more. "We've done it, and we're proud", said Pogba. "We wouldn't think twice". "We have some code between us, they knew it". Now we raised another trophy, which is the third this year of the five available.

Author: 0 Celtics' Jae Crowder (thigh) says he's fine after Game 4

The chatter about an NBA Finals' matchup of two teams with unblemished playoff records is gone, but the challenge from the Celtics has sharpened the focus of the defending champs. The Celtics are also guarding against ending their season by having to watch the Cavs celebrate a conference title on their home floor. Most important, Marcus Smart, a third-year point guard filling in for Thomas, did a passable imitation of James himself, scoring 28 on 7-of-10 shooting from 3-point range - ...

Sports Cavaliers take 3-1 lead against Celtics in NBA
Author: 0 Cavaliers take 3-1 lead against Celtics in NBA

The All-Star guard responded with an incredible Game 4, pouring on a playoff career-high 42 points on a methodical 15-of-22 shooting to lead Cleveland to a 112-99 win on Tuesday. He rolled it late in the third quarter of Game 4 when he stepped on Terry Rozier's foot. The Celtics pulled the ultimate shocker over reigning National Basketball Association champions the Cavs when they rallied in game three for a 111-108 victory in the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday.

Sports Richard Sherman: Sherman and Seahawks do not see eye to eye
Author: 0 Richard Sherman: Sherman and Seahawks do not see eye to eye

ESPN's Seth Wickersham writes that it's taken a toll inside the locker room. The window to win Super Bowls in the National Football League can suddenly open and close without a moments notice and Sherman clearly wants this team to capitalize now before it's too late.

Sports LaVar Ball selling
Author: 0 LaVar Ball selling "Stay In Yo Lane" shirts

Lonzo Ball's controversial father is now peddling , "Stay in yo lane" T-shirts , which is the line Lavar used on Leahy when she tried to ask him questions during his appearance last week on Colin Cowherd's FS1 radio simulcast. "The Stay In Yo Lane Men's T-Shirt is made with soft and comfortable to help keep you dry and comfortable". Just stick a slogan on a tank top, and surely all women now will want now want this shirt.

Sports Cavaliers rebound with Game 4 win over Celtics
Author: 0 Cavaliers rebound with Game 4 win over Celtics

The Cavs were out of sorts in that first half, largely due to James picking up four fouls and spending much of it on the bench. He continued in the third quarter, playing all 12 minutes to score 21 points on 90 percent shooting in the period.

Author: 0 Baltimore Native's 'Gamble' Pays Off In Preakness Win

The dream of another Triple Crown victor has again gone by the wayside, and there are no assurances that Always Dreaming or Cloud Computing will go to NY to compete in the Belmont Stakes June 10. The winning time for the mile and 3/16ths race on a fast track was 1:55.98, well off the Preakness record of 1:53 set in 1973 by eventual Triple Crown champion Secretariat.

Author: 0 Celtics stun Cavs to reduce series deficit

The Warriors became the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0 after defeating the Spurs 122-108 on Monday night in Game 4. He had four fouls by the middle of the second quarter and finished the night with five turnovers.

Author: 0 Tyronn Lue: Celtics Tougher to Defend than Golden State

On Thursday, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle passed along Brown's pithy reply as the Warriors await the victor of the Eastern Conference Finals after sweeping the San Antonio Spurs . Boston has been forced to get more creative with its offense against the Cavs since superstar point guard Isaiah Thomas suffered a season-ending hip injury in Game 2.

Sports National Football League awards Super Bowls to Tampa, Los Angeles
Author: 0 National Football League awards Super Bowls to Tampa, Los Angeles

Los Angeles was awarded the 2021 Super Bowl last May after the Rams had been approved to relocate from St. Louis to Los Angeles in early 2016. Super Bowl LII will be held in Minneapolis' U.S. Asked whether he celebrated the new guidelines approved at Tuesday's spring meetings, Goodell just laughed. It was recently announced that the grand opening of the new home for the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers will be moved back one year to the 2020 season.

Sports Joseph leads Phillies over Rockies 2-1 in 11 innings
Author: 0 Joseph leads Phillies over Rockies 2-1 in 11 innings

The Rockies were quiet in the eleventh, but the Phillies were not. Six Phillies relievers combined for six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and one walk. It wasn't the last time Joseph would hurt the Rockies on the afternoon. He was back at shortstop and batted seventh. "A lot of it has to do with timing and a comfort level", Philadelphia manager Pete Mackanin said.

Sports United Kingdom 'furious' over USA leaks to media, ends intel sharing
Author: 0 United Kingdom 'furious' over USA leaks to media, ends intel sharing

Officials are examining Abedi's trips to Libya and possibly Syria as they piece together his allegiances and try to foil any new potential threats. Manchester police said on Wednesday they're investigating a network they think orchestrated the bombing, and the suspected perpetrator's father and brother were arrested in Tripoli .

Sports Irving stars, Cavs run down Celtics in NBA
Author: 0 Irving stars, Cavs run down Celtics in NBA

With Cleveland in jeopardy of dropping its second game in a row after James followed an 11-point Game 3 performance by picking up four first-half fouls, Irving put on a one-man show. Boston took a 10-point lead into halftime, going up 57-47, as the Celtics attempt to even the series at 2-2 heading into a critical Game 5 at home.

Author: 0 Hamilton says 2017 F1 title battle could be his favourite yet

It was his second win in five races this year and the 55th of his career and it brought him within six points of Vettel in the title race. Vettel's and Hamilton's teammates both abandoned the race. He then rebuilt a margin when on soft tyres in the middle stint while Hamilton was on mediums, but found that gap gone when they made their final stops and took the opposite tyres.

Sports Academic All-District Honors
Author: 0 Academic All-District Honors

First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot, where first-, second-, and third-team All-America honorees will be selected next month. She also placed 13th in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships. She finished fourth in 1,500 at NSIC Outdoor Championships and was part of DMR that set school record at Drake Relays.

Author: 0 Sens @ Penguins - Game #2 Preview

They last made the Stanley Cup Final a decade ago, when they lost to the Anaheim Ducks . The defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins arent quite ready to surrender their title to the Ottawa Senators . Although the Predators are in their first conference final, they come in with one of the deepest lineups, with C Ryan Johansen and RW Viktor Arvidsson among the risky players on a team that does offense by committee.

Sports Red Sox to activate David Price
Author: 0 Red Sox to activate David Price

Price then allowed another run in the second inning before not allowing a run in the third and his two batters faced in the fourth. In two rehab starts, he's allowed nine runs (six earned) on 12 hits in just 5 2/3 innings. Bryce Brentz homered and doubled, driving home three runs as the Pawtucket Red Sox topped the Louisville Bats 13-6 on Wednesday. Price, 31, pitched to a 3.99 ERA and 8.9 K/9 in 35 starts during his first season in Boston in 2016 after signing a seven-year, $217 million ...

Author: 0 Manchester United outclass Ajax to win Europa League on emotional night

I lost the final four years ago. "I want to dedicate the trophy to the victims", the Spanish midfielder told a press conference. Click through the gallery above to see United's Europa League celebrations . "We played for England, we played for Manchester, and we played for the people who died". Pogba, who first came to United at the age of 16 before leaving for Juventus, put his side ahead with a hopeful low shot from the edge of the area that was sent looping past Onana in the Ajax ...

Sports Climbers Die Near Top of Mt. Everest In Tragic Weekend
Author: 0 Climbers Die Near Top of Mt. Everest In Tragic Weekend

Roland Yearwood, 50, from Georgiana in the USA state of Alabama, died on Sunday but details were not immediately known, according to a local expedition agency worker. Yearwood, who headed to the Tibetan side to attempt to climb Mt Everest in 2015, was one of the survivors on the mountain when a devastating natural disaster struck Nepal in April 25 that year killing almost 9,000 people.

Sports Rob Gronkowski Stars In Wild Las Vegas Music Video
Author: 0 Rob Gronkowski Stars In Wild Las Vegas Music Video

Mojo Rawley won the prestigious Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal this year at Wrestlemania 33, by eliminating current WWE champion Jinder Mahal with a bit of assistance from his friend, the aforementioned Gronkowski. There seems to be a crossover between major league sports and the electronic dance music Industry, as Rob Gronkowski , aka " Gronk ", from the NFL's New England Patriots stars in the newest music video from 3LAU, " On My Mind ".

Sports Amid Grief, Manchester Gets to Cheer Soccer Triumph
Author: 0 Amid Grief, Manchester Gets to Cheer Soccer Triumph

It doesn't stop and we have to do our work. "What I see as a midfield player, an old midfield player, is someone that's not really got a great understanding of the game". It was really, really hard to train. "We were much stronger than them", he said. Afterwards the victorious team and Mourinho posed by a large banner that read "Manchester - A City United ".

Sports Jose Mourinho: 'I would be very happy if Wayne Rooney stays'
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho: 'I would be very happy if Wayne Rooney stays'

Having struggled for game time under Jose Mourinho , an exit has appeared likely. He can be here next season a s he is an important player, if he stays I am happy'. It was the final fleeting performance of a season which has seen Rooney's role diminished to nearly an afterthought. "But I don't care about football for now", he told BT Sport .

Author: 0 Jaap Stam: 'My future is at Reading'

I wouldn't be surprised if this contest also finished with just one goal, although be wary of extra chances created in the final stages if one side is chasing the match. "The financial prize for Reading or Huddersfield, and Brighton, becomes at least £290m if the promoted club survives the first season in the Premier League".

Author: 0 Rafa Nadal Matches Novak Djokovic Record with Madrid Open Win

Thiem saved two championship points to hold for 4-5 and then earned four break points against Nadal's serve in the next game. "It's going to mean to me a lot", Coric said. Despite the loss, Cuevas can be pleased with reaching his first Masters 1000 semi-final. Djokovic has won 26 of their previous meetings including the last seven.

Author: 0 Djokovic gets walkover to Madrid semis as Nishikori withdraws

Djokovic had an even easier day as he moved into the last four on Friday without hitting a ball as Kei Nishikori withdrew with a wrist injury. Kei Nishikori of Japan talks to the media after withdraw from the Madrid Open with an injury before his quarterfinal against Novak Djokovic .

Sports Cup win won't disguise poor season, says Welbeck
Author: 0 Cup win won't disguise poor season, says Welbeck

Arsene Wenger insists winning the FA Cup on Saturday would be a triumph for Arsenal's late-season resurgence and not the ideal end to his time at the club. "We will see if he can start", Wenger said. Chelsea skipper John Terry , who will leave the club at the end of the season after 22 years, said that anything other than a win would tarnish their achievements.

Sports Juan Mata speaks out on Jose Mourinho ahead of Europa League final
Author: 0 Juan Mata speaks out on Jose Mourinho ahead of Europa League final

The Red Devils head into the game having missed out on a top-four finish in the Premier League and ending up sixth in the table. Manchester United have qualified for the final of a European competition after eight long years - they made it to the finals of the 2009 Champions League.

Sports Rooney to review Man United future in 'the next few weeks'
Author: 0 Rooney to review Man United future in 'the next few weeks'

United scored one goal in away matches against other members of the Premier League's top six this season. I would obviously, me and everyone else, we would change this trophy for the people that lost their lives, that's obvious. He also aimed a barb at those managers he described as "poets" who do not win anything. "We have some code between us, they knew it". We tried to kill their good qualities and tried to explore their weaknesses and did that very well from the first minute.

Author: 0 Chelsea cans victory parade after Manchester terror attack

An terrible run of form in the spring saw his side fall out of the title race, and the top four, while a 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League added further humiliation. "It's just a bruise on the bottom of my foot so every time I'm running on it it repeatedly is banging on the bruise". Considering how their respective seasons eventually turned out, it seem unusual to reflect on the Gunners' emphatic 3-0 victory in September's league game as a major turning point ...

Author: 0 Irving and James lead the way as Cavs down Celtics

Cavs F LeBron James trails Michael Jordan (5,987 points) by just 28 points for first place in National Basketball Association playoff history in scoring. "What are you going to do?" said Cleveland's Kevin Love . "Crowder. So, they got a lot of tough guys that are going to compete so they're making us compete, which is good for us".

Sports Suh says he's 'sick and tired' of not winning in playoffs
Author: 0 Suh says he's 'sick and tired' of not winning in playoffs

Despite the Dolphins making the Playoffs last season, Suh said, "For me personally, I'm definitely sick and exhausted of making it to the playoffs and not going further". The Steelers burned the Dolphins for two consecutive long touchdown passes on their first two possessions of the game and never looked back in a 30-12 win in a wild card game last season.