12:29 PM EDT, Thu May 26, 2016
Plain Dealer 12 mins ago
Watch what LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Tyronn Lue said after Cleveland Cavaliers rout Raptors in Game 5 (videos)

Watch what LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Tyronn Lue said after Cleveland Cavaliers rout Raptors in Game 5 (videos)

Comments from Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and head coach Tyronn Lue after the Cavs dominated the Toronto Raptors 116-78 in Game 5 of the 2016 NBA Eastern Conference Finals.
Akron Beacon Journal 13 hours ago

Cavs' stars shine, pound Raptors 116-78 to move within one win of NBA Finals

CLEVELAND: The frayed nerves and trepidation that typically come with a two-game losing streak in the postseason doesn’t apply to LeBron James. He has been in this position plenty of times before. James entered Wednesday’s pivotal Game 5 with a sense of calmness and expected his teammates to follow...
Plain Dealer 7 hours ago

The eight most interesting things said after Game 5 of Cavs-Raptors

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Plain Dealer 7 hours ago

LeBron James' confidence trumped adversity and the Toronto Raptors

LeBron James is such a decorated NBA vet that he didn't view Game 5 with the Raptors as an adverse situation. Now he's got the Raptors right where he wants them -- on the chopping block.
Plain Dealer 14 hours ago

WWE champ Dolph Ziggler whips Cavaliers fans into a frenzy

WWE wrestler Dolph Ziggler, a Cleveland native, got Cavaliers fans pumped up during a timeout at Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Raptors HQ 1 hour ago
NBA Eastern Conference Finals 2016: Kyle Lowry is dumbfounded by his own boxscore

NBA Eastern Conference Finals 2016: Kyle Lowry is dumbfounded by his own boxscore

Things were bad last night. After winning Games 3 and 4 in Toronto, the Raptors were summarily slaughtered by the Cavaliers in Game 5. Kyle Lowry, who finished the game with 13 points, five turnovers, and a plus/minus of -25, was not impressed when he came to the podium for his press conference and reviewed the box score. And by "not impressed," I mean, "downright shocked." When you get your report card and you have to explain to your parents why you failed all of your classes. A video posted by Sports Videos (@houseofhighlights) on May 26, 2016 at 12:32am PDT You can literally...
Raptors HQ 1 hour ago

Post-Game 6 Breakdown: The Raptors were beat in every way possible

A simple summary of a very bad game for Toronto. The prevailing attitude among Raptors fans was that the team had met expectations by taking two from the Cavaliers and that anything else was gravy. Well, the team sure thought so. No gravy for us. Everybody Was Terrible Usually in bad losses, there...
News-Herald 1 hour ago

Eastern Conference finals: Cavaliers vs. Raptors, Game 5 by the numbers

So much for concerns about how the Cavaliers would react after consecutive road losses to Toronto in the Eastern Conference finals.Removing all doubt early with a record-setting performance in the first half, hot-shooting forward Kevin Love and the Cavaliers rolled to a 116-78 victory May 25 over the Raptors in Game 5 at Quicken Loans Arena.
Newark Star-Ledger 1 hour ago

Yankees' Carlos Beltran willing to discuss waiving no-trade clause

Beltran has a partial no-trade clause in his contract that expires at season's end
Newark Star-Ledger 4 hours ago

These teams could want to trade for Yankees' Carlos Beltran

Beltran said he'd discuss waiving no-trade clause if Yankees approached him
MetsBlog 2 hours ago

Waiving no-trade clause on the table for Carlos Beltran

The Yankees DH is willing to "have a conversation" about waiving his no-trade clause.

After The Slide, Chase Utley returns to New York prepared to face the vitriol of Mets fans

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MetsBlog 4 hours ago

Rodriguez to be activated from DL, likely play on Thursday

The New York Yankees plan to activate designated hitter Alex Rodriguez off the disabled list for Thursday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
News-Herald 12 hours ago
Kevin Love rules as Cleveland Cavaliers rout Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of East finals

Kevin Love rules as Cleveland Cavaliers rout Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of East finals

So much for concerns about how the Cavs would react after consecutive road losses to Toronto in the Eastern Conference finals.Removing all doubt early with a record-setting performance in the first half, hot-shooting forward Kevin Love and the Cavaliers rolled to a 116-78 victory May 25 over the Raptors in Game 5 at Quicken Loans Arena.
San Francisco Chronicle 10 hours ago

Sharks’ Patrick Marleau revels in chance at elusive Stanley Cup

Sharks’ Patrick Marleau revels in chance at elusive Stanley Cup On Wednesday night, Marleau reveled in an opportunity his childhood hero didn’t experience: getting to his sport’s biggest stage with his longtime team. “It definitely does” make it more special, Marleau said after San Jose beat the Blues 5-2 in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals to reach its first Stanley Cup Finals. Marleau, 36, was still a teenager when the Sharks, in their seventh year of existence, took him second overall in the 1997 draft. After numerous playoff letdowns, including two straight losses in...
News-Herald 11 hours ago

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan struggle again in Game 5 loss to Cleveland Cavaliers on the road

They say there is no place like home. But even in that case, for the Raptors' all-star backcourt of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, somewhere -- anywhere other than Quicken Loans Arena -- would feel like home.Toronto's stars, especially Lowry, have been shells of themselves at the Q in the Eastern Conference Finals, while each showing the depths of their tremendous talents while north of the border.
Denver Post 13 hours ago

Patriots join Brady's side in "Deflategate"

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots joined the latest "Deflategate" appeal to support Tom Brady on Wednesday, taking sides with their star quarterback in court for the first time
The Republican 15 hours ago
Jackie Bradley Jr.: Boston Red Sox CF extends hitting streak to 29 games; Xander Bogaerts extends his to 18

Jackie Bradley Jr.: Boston Red Sox CF extends hitting streak to 29 games; Xander Bogaerts extends his to 18

Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr. and Xander Bogaerts both extended their hitting streaks during the fourth inning here against the Rockies at Fenway Park.
Fear The Fin 3 hours ago
Sharks vs. Blues, Game 6, The Morning After: We're going to the Stanley Cup Final

Sharks vs. Blues, Game 6, The Morning After: We're going to the Stanley Cup Final

We waited a long, long time to wake up to this. The San Jose Sharks won the Western Conference title last night and come Monday at 5 p.m. will play in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history. Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau, after years of frustration and derision at the hands of media members, are going to play in the Stanley Cup Final. Long derided for what they hadn't done rather than praised for what they have, Jumbo and Patty finally have an opportunity to silence their critics. Long billed as the future of the franchise, Logan Couture tallied three points and...
Golden State Of Mind 1 hour ago
Golden State Warriors strategy must change to stay alive in 2016 Western Conference Finals

Golden State Warriors strategy must change to stay alive in 2016 Western Conference Finals

The Thunder have had their way with the Warriors thus far in the 2016 Western Conference Finals. Russell Westbrook and (sigh) Andre Roberson have inflicted a lot of the pain, while the Warriors haven’t helped themselves with reckless turnovers and sloppy play. With Game 4 looking a lot like Game 3, Coach Kerr and company need a new strategy to keep the series alive in Game 5. Here are some ideas. Game 4 of the 2016 Western Conference Finals resulted in another brutal loss in which the Golden State Warriors' offense struggled to function and its defense was manhandled. In the wake of two...

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San Jose Mercury News 6 mins ago

NBA commissioner Adam Silver defends spotty officiating

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Seattle Times 13 mins ago
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