• Lonzo Ball Injured, but Lakers Beat Mavericks Behind Julius Randle's Heroics
Lonzo Ball Injured, but Lakers Beat Mavericks Behind Julius Randle's Heroics

Ball was able to walk to the bench where he had his knee wrapped up for a few minutes before being taken back to the locker room and ruled out for the rest of the game. Mavericks: Yogi Ferrell finished with 12 points off the bench. The Mavericks committed five turnovers and the Lakers scored one point off those errors.

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  • Pirates' opener vs. Tigers postponed until Friday, 1:10 pm
Pirates' opener vs. Tigers postponed until Friday, 1:10 pm

This is also the earliest opening day in league history. The season opener between the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed Thursday because of bad weather. The starters will remain the same Friday: Right-hander Ivan Nova will take the mound for Pittsburgh opposite right-hander Jordan Zimmermann for Detroit .

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  • Six-time MLB All-Star Rusty Staub dies at 73
Six-time MLB All-Star Rusty Staub dies at 73

The highlight of Staub's time with the Mets was the 1973 NLCS as he helped the team defeat Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" to reach the World Series for the second time in franchise history. He added another home run and six RBIs, as well as a.423 average, in the seven-game Fall Classic. The beloved Staub was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame in...

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  • FIFA leaves countries using video review off World Cup refs list
FIFA leaves countries using video review off World Cup refs list

It said Europe is providing the most number of referees with 10 and also the most number of assistants with 20. You can see who qualify from each group below, but click the right arrow above to see how the Super Computer believes the World Cup will be won, from the Round of 16 onwards...

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  • Australian Cricketer's Association Questions Severity of Ball-tampering Bans
Australian Cricketer's Association Questions Severity of Ball-tampering Bans

Smith oversaw the bungled plot to alter the shape and condition of the ball during last week's controversial third Test against South Africa at Newlands, during which Bancroft was captured attempting to hide yellow tape, subsequently confirmed as sandpaper, in his pants.

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  • Australian cricket pay huge price as top sponsor terminate partnership
Australian cricket pay huge price as top sponsor terminate partnership

CA banned captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner from global and domestic cricket in Australia for a year, a sanction which they can appeal against, after looking into the incident in Cape Town on Saturday. Further, he was also charged for directing Bancroft to hide the incriminating evidence, which in this case was the yellow-colour...

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  • Contrite Steve Smith breaks down in tears on return to Australia
Contrite Steve Smith breaks down in tears on return to Australia

Banned Australian test cricket player Cameron Bancroft addresses the media with WACA CEO Christina Matthews at the WACA on Thursday evening. Smith said, to his knowledge, it was the first time it had happened and he was not about to offload the blame onto Warner .

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  • Cricket Australia clears coach Lehmann after cover-up claims
Cricket Australia clears coach Lehmann after cover-up claims

I'm the captain of the Australian team, it's on my watch and I take responsibility for what happened in Cape Town last Saturday. "It was a failure of leadership", Smith said, choking back tears as he was comforted by his father Peter. "Regrettably, these recent events are so inconsistent with our values that we are left with no option but to term...

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  • Darren Lehmann follows Steve Smith lead by CRYING during resignation press conference
Darren Lehmann follows Steve Smith lead by CRYING during resignation press conference

Australia's series against South Africa has been thrown into turmoil following the revelation that captain Steve Smith , vice-captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft hatched a plot to illegally manipulate the ball on day three of the third Test at Newlands.

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  • Method to the Madness: Final Four Preview
Method to the Madness: Final Four Preview

The small school tucked away in the big city first gained fame on the basketball court in 1963. With the way that they are clicking on all cylinders, the Wildcats are an even-money favorite to win the tournament heading into the Final Four .

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  • Ball tampering: Teary-eyed Steve Smith admits leadership failure, error in judgement
Ball tampering: Teary-eyed Steve Smith admits leadership failure, error in judgement

Cameron Bancroft and Western Australian Cricket Association CEO Christina Matthews at press conference at WACA ground in Perth on Thursday. The fourth and final Test against South Africa from March 30-April 3 will be his last game in charge of the Australian team.

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  • Aussie cricket coach tearfully resigns after disgraced captain cried before world's media
Aussie cricket coach tearfully resigns after disgraced captain cried before world's media

Cricket Australia have banned Smith and vice-captain David Warner from all worldwide and domestic cricket for a year while Bancroft was exiled for nine months. "Mistakes have been made which have damaged cricket", Warner, 31, said on Twitter . Smith added that he "doesn't blame anyone" and continued: "I'm the captain of the Australian team...

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  • Spain hit Argentina for six as Isco grabs hat-trick
Spain hit Argentina for six as Isco grabs hat-trick

Lionel Messi has recovered from his adductor muscle problems and will play against Spain in a friendly on Tuesday. The Real Madrid playmaker has seen his club football limited in spells under Zinedine Zidane this season. With Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba and Andres Iniesta in the Spain team for tonight's game Messi might want to turn the " Bar...

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  • Australia coach Lehmann to quit after South Africa test
Australia coach Lehmann to quit after South Africa test

Somerset said on Thursday that disgraced Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft would not be joining the English county side for the new season as the fallout from the cheating scandal gathers pace. "I really feel for Steve, as I saw him crying in front of the media, all the players are really hurting". Sutherland said the probe appeared to show ...

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  • CA chief says Lehmann was caught cold by ball-tampering
CA chief says Lehmann was caught cold by ball-tampering

I made a serious error of judgment and I now understand the consequences. "We will have more to say about this review in the coming days, but it will be conducted by an expert panel who will report to the Cricket Australia Board", Sutherland concluded.

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  • Ball-tampering: Australia coach Lehmann to quit
Ball-tampering: Australia coach Lehmann to quit

The 48-year-old said he had not been pushed into the decision by Cricket Australia and that it was all his own doing. He concluded his press conference by saying: "I just want to say I'm sorry for the pain that I guess I've brought to Australia and the fans and the public".

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  • NBA Predictions: Will Raptors cruise to win over Nuggets? 3/27/18
NBA Predictions: Will Raptors cruise to win over Nuggets? 3/27/18

Without Harris, the Nuggets lost 123-104 to the 76ers on Monday night in Philadelphia. The Rockford native scored 15 points in this game tying him for team high honors. Is a blowout in the cards tonight when the Toronto Raptors are home favorites against the Denver Nuggets? Up 85-82 through three quarters, Denver reeled off five straight po...

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  • It happened on my watch: Smith apologizes for ball tampering
It happened on my watch: Smith apologizes for ball tampering

However, both Smith and Warner have been ejected from this year's Indian Premier League (IPL), losing contracts worth almost US$2 million each. Smith has been banned for 12 months for his role in a plan for Cameron Bancroft to use sandpaper to manipulate the condition of the ball during the third Test against South Africa.

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  • Man Utd warned of Real Madrid price for Gareth Bale
Man Utd warned of Real Madrid price for Gareth Bale

English reports claim a bid in the region of £88m will be enough to see Madrid accept and sell the Welsh worldwide. United are said to be willing to offer around £52m (€60m) with add-ons after that as well. When the forward has been available he has impressed, netting 12 goals and providing seven assists in all competitions. United have asked a...

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  • Jaylen Brown knocks down game-winning 3-pointer vs. Jazz
Jaylen Brown knocks down game-winning 3-pointer vs. Jazz

Brown scored 21 points and Jayson Tatum added 16 for the Celtics , who won their fifth straight despite a short-handed roster. Crowder and Rubio combined for three 3-pointers to fuel the spurt. Brown led the Celtics in the game with 21 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the field, which included a ideal 3-for-3 line from behind the arc. The Ce...

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  • Karl-Anthony Towns' career night helps Wolves keep pace in playoff race
Karl-Anthony Towns' career night helps Wolves keep pace in playoff race

With all due respect to the Atlanta Hawks , who are one of the NBA's worst teams in the first year of their total-teardown rebuild ... it turns out Ben was right. That scoring output is now also the most in a single game by a player in Timberwolves history. Meanwhile, Towns' T-Wolves are the No. 8 seed in the west with a record of 42-33.

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  • Porn star seeks Donald Trump's answers under oath
Porn star seeks Donald Trump's answers under oath

Avenatti, a ubiquitous TV face in recent weeks, is seeking an expedited trial and limited discovery on behalf of Daniels (whose real name is Stephanie Clifford), a quest that he says will require two-hour depositions from Trump and his private attorney Michael Cohen .

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  • Carlos Tevez injures himself playing in prison match
Carlos Tevez injures himself playing in prison match

Tevez, 34, initially lied about how he suffered the knock, but Boca officials are now "enraged" after learning the truth, the report added. He has scored three goals and provided two assists in seven league games during his third spell with Boca, but the former Manchester United and Manchester City star looks set for a spell on the sideline...

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  • Murray making progress in injury return
Murray making progress in injury return

Murray revealed his participation on Thursday for the event which takes place in the week of June 11-17, sandwiched between the end of the French Open and the Fever Tree Championships at Queen's Club. The Scot will turn 31 in May and has lost his status as British No 1 to Kyle Edmund . The two-time Wimbledon champion has been practising with ...

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  • Freshman Marvin Bagley III leaving Duke for National Basketball Association draft
Freshman Marvin Bagley III leaving Duke for National Basketball Association draft

In his one season in college, Bagley was as good as advertised; the 6-foot-11 southpaw 21 points, 11 rebounds and shot 61.4 percent from the field. On Tuesday, he was named an AP All-American selection. Bagley, a strong bet to be a top-5 pick with an outside shot at going No. 1, officially declared for the National Basketball Association this aft...

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