10:05 PM EDT, Mon April 27, 2015
Akron Beacon Journal 3 hours ago

Kevin Love ruled out for Eastern Conference semifinals, Cavs say

Kevin Love will not play in the Eastern Conference semifinals, likely against the Chicago Bulls, the Cavaliers announced Wednesday. Love was diagnosed with acute anterior inferior glenohumeral dislocation with corresponding ligament/labrum tearing & humeral head bone bruising,” according to the team. A determination on his availability beyond the second round will be made in the coming days. Love was injured during the first quarter of Sunday's Game 4 victory at the Boston Celtics. The Cavs will open the conference semifinals at home either Saturday or Monday. 
Plain Dealer 6 hours ago

Should Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt have been more outspoken about Kevin Love's injury? - Bill Livingston (photos)

David Blatt should have criticized Boston thug Kelly Olynyk, after he dislocated Kevin Love's shoulder on a dirty play.
Plain Dealer 54 mins ago

Cleveland Cavaliers fans have the right to ask, 'Why us?' after injury to Kevin Love -- Terry Pluto (photos)

Can LeBron James and Kyrie Irving make up for the loss of Kevin Love for the Cleveland Cavaliers?
Boston Globe 1 hour ago

Kelly Olynyk Suspended One Game For Foul That Injured Kevin Love

Kelly Olynyk was suspended for one game by the NBA for his controversial foul on Kevin Love during Game 4 Sunday.
Columbus Dispatch 3 hours ago

NBA | Cavaliers won't have Kevin Love for next playoff series

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will miss at least the team's next playoff series with a dislocated left shoulder, a damaging blow to Cleveland's NBA title hopes. Love was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday's win over Boston as the Cavs completed a first-round series sweep. He got his left...
Orange County Register 7 hours ago
Angels' trade of Josh Hamilton to rival Rangers made official

Angels' trade of Josh Hamilton to rival Rangers made official

ANAHEIM – The Angels have officially given up on their two-year investment in Josh Hamilton. The club ended its turbulent relationship Hamilton on Monday by shipping him off to the Texas Rangers, completing a deal that had been widely reported for...
Los Angeles Times 2 hours ago

Josh Hamilton disagrees with Angels' assertion he lacked accountability

Josh Hamilton took strong exception to Angels owner Arte Moreno’s comments suggesting that Hamilton lacked "accountability" by suffering a substance-abuse relapse that ultimately led to the troubled outfielder getting traded to the Texas Rangers on Monday.
Full Count | WEEI 2 hours ago

Remembering the Red Sox semi-courtship of Josh Hamilton

We all know how it has turned out. Josh Hamilton is back with the Rangers with his five-year, $125 million signed with the Angels prior to the 2013 season a thing of the past. In 240 games with Los Angeles, the outfielder totaled 31 homers, hitting .255 with a .741 OPS, to go along with […]
Los Angeles Times 6 hours ago

Josh Hamilton officially traded by Angels to Texas Rangers

Josh Hamilton’s short, tumultuous and disappointing tenure with the Angels officially ended Monday when the team announced it had completed a trade of the troubled outfielder to the Texas Rangers, the club with which Hamilton thrived from 2008 to 2012.
Straight Outta Vancouver 7 hours ago

Grizzlies vs. Blazers: Mike Conley out for Game 4

. @MConley11 will return to #Memphis for further evaluation of a facial injury sustained in Game3 vs #Blazers. He's out tmrw for Game4. — Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) April 26, 2015 We'll keep you updated on how Mike progresses and any statements from the Grizzlies.
Nate Parham / Golden State Of Mind 4 hours ago

Grizzlies vs. Blazers, NBA Playoffs 2015: Mike Conley out for Memphis in Game 4

Will Mike Conley's absence delay the Grizzlies' trip to Oracle for the second round at all? The Memphis Grizzlies will almost certainly be the Golden State Warriors' second round playoff opponent. NBA teams simply don't lose after taking 3-0 leads in a series and the Portland Trail Blazers have looked...
Bullets Forever 10 hours ago

Watch John Wall carve up the Raptors, set to Tenacious D music

The Wizards revived an old Jimmy Kimmel sketch to show off John Wall's best highlights against Toronto. You may remember John Wall made an appearance in a Jimmy Kimmel sketch two years ago where he teamed up with John C. McGinley in a 2-on-2 tournament against Tenacious D. Well, the Wizards brought that bit back to introduce Wall's highlights from his performance against the Raptors during Game 4 at the arena.
Washington Post 1 hour ago

DC Sports Bog: Wizards’ Paul Pierce bangs on the glass, whips up crowd at Caps-Islanders Game 7

Fresh off their first-round sweep of the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, Wizards players Rasual Butler, Marcin Gortat, Paul Pierce and John Wall were back at Verizon Center on Monday to support their co-tenant Capitals in Game 7 of their first-round series against the Islanders.Read full article >>
Belleville News Democrat 3 hours ago

Cards ace Adam Wainwright out for season with torn Achilles

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will miss the rest of the season because of a torn left Achilles tendon.
Bless You Boys 10 hours ago

The National League should adopt the designated hitter

Baseball fans don't want to see pitchers batting. It's time to make the designated hitter rule universal in Major League Baseball. St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has recorded more wins than any other pitcher in Major League Baseball since 2013. He has finished among the top three...
CBS Sports 4 hours ago
Video: Should the NL use a designated hitter?

Watch: Should the NL use a designated hitter?

In the wake of Adam Wainwright’s season ending injury, Nationals ace Max Scherzer says he wouldn’t be opposed to the National League adopting the DH. Should the NL use a designated hitter?
Houston Chronicle 7 hours ago

Mavericks veteran could face suspension for throwing punch

Mavericks center Tyson Chandler could be facing a one-game suspension for throwing a punch at Rockets center Dwight Howard during Dallas’ Game 4 victory Sunday. NBA rules state that any punch, whether it lands or not, would merit a suspension. The altercation between Chandler and Howard took place with 2:44 left in the fourth quarter. […]
philly.com 3 hours ago

Eagles exercise option on Fletcher Cox for 2016

The Eagles exercised the fifth-year option on Fletcher Cox's contract on Monday, keeping the talented defensive lineman locked up through the 2016 season.
Reds put Homer Bailey on disabled list

Reds put Homer Bailey on disabled list

The Reds placed the right-hander on the disabled list and called up right-hander Carlos Contreras from Triple-A Louisville.         

Escobar leaves game with apparent hand injury

ATLANTA — Yunel Escobar was forced out of Monday night’s game in the bottom of the fifth inning with what appeared to be a left hand injury after the Braves’ Andrelton Simmons slid hard into third base. Simmons was racing all the way from first base after a wayward pickoff attempt by the Nationals’ Doug…
Newark Star-Ledger 3 mins ago

Yankees' Adam Warren posts best outing of his career vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The Yankees right-hander delivered a quality start against the Rays.

Marlins cut Saltalamacchia, on hook for remaining $14.2 million on contract

MIAMI Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia's playing days with his hometown team are over.
Akron Beacon Journal 3 hours ago

NFL Draft 2015: Kentucky outside linebacker Bud Dupree’s eye-popping mix of size, athleticism, versatility could intrigue Browns

At the NFL Combine, Kentucky’s Alvin “Bud” Dupree ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds. His vertical jump of 42 inches was the second-best among linebackers since 2006, his broad jump of 11 feet, 6 inches was tops at his position.Coaches and scouts were agog because Dupree stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 269 pounds.That blend of size and athleticism has Dupree, an outside linebacker, moving up draft boards, with ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. predicting last week he’ll go in the top 16.For the Browns, who hold the 12th and 19th picks in Thursday’s NFL Draft, there are more reasons Dupree could...
Washington Post 10 hours ago

Robert Griffin III-Redskins relationship is never simple, as contract extension decision shows

Nothing is easy for Robert Griffin III and the Redskins, not anymore, even when it should be. They have the choice, with a deadline set for May 3, to exercise a team option that would pay Griffin $16.1 million for the 2016 season. It should be easy to cut ties with a physically and emotionally fragile quarterback who has gone 4-16 over two seasons. It should be easy to further invest in a former No. 2 pick who won a division title in a remarkable rookie season just two years ago.Read full article >>
News-Herald 2 hours ago
Bob Finnan: Cleveland Cavaliers' chances in next round don't look good

Bob Finnan: Cleveland Cavaliers' chances in next round don't look good

Instead of feeling elation about the Cavaliers' sweep of the Boston Celtics, there's uneasiness.There's trepidation.Many of us don't know how to feel.The Celtics knew they weren't good enough to beat the Cavaliers.So, they reverted to beating them up instead.
Game 20: Yankees vs. Rays

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YANKEES (11-8) Jacoby Ellsbury CF Brett Gardner LF Alex Rodriguez 3B Mark Teixeira 1B Brian McCann C Carlos Beltran DH Chris Young RF Stephen Drew 2B Didi Gregorius SS RHP Adam Warren (1-1, 5.40) Warren vs. Rays RAYS (11-8) David DeJesus DH Steven Souza Jr. RF Asdrubal Cabrera SS Evan Longoria 3B James Loney 1B […] The post Game 20: Yankees vs. Rays appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

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