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Lakers get permission to approach Walton over coaching role

NBA: Playoffs-Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Lakers have been given permission to speak to Golden State assistant coach Luke Walton over their vacant coaching job, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said on Wednesday. The 36-year-old will be able to hold talks with the Lakers at the conclusion of Golden State's first round playoff series against the Houston Rockets, which the Warriors led 3-1 ahead of Wednesday's Game Five.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:58:18 -0400

NBA\'s Raptors stun Pacers, Atlanta trounce Celtics

DeMar DeRozan drained a three-pointer to give the Toronto Raptors their first leadDeMar DeRozan returned to form with 34 points as the Toronto Raptors overturned a double-digit deficit to defeat the Indiana Pacers 102-99 and seize control of their best-of-seven playoff series. DeRozan, who had entered the game averaging just 13.3 points, turned on the style as the Raptors fought back from 13 points down to seal a win which gives them a 3-2 lead. "I felt like my normal self," said a relieved DeRozan, who admitted Toronto had struggled to concentrate as the Pacers took an early lead.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:56:01 -0400

Golf-Hur takes first-round LPGA lead as Wie struggles again
Hur Mi-jung reeled off five consecutive birdies on her way to a one-shot lead after the first round at the Texas Shootout in Irving on Thursday. On a leaderboard dominated by South Korean players, Hur carded a five-under-par 66 in the LPGA event at Las Colinas Country Club. Compatriots Ryu So-yeon and Ji Eun-hee joined American Gerina Piller on 67, with three other Korean players on 68 along with Scottish veteran Catriona Matthew.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:56:15 -0400

Golf-Stuard sets early pace in rainy New Orleans
American journeyman Brian Stuard took advantage of rain-softened conditions with a red-hot putter to charge into an early one-shot lead in the weather-hit opening round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Thursday. Seeking his first PGA Tour victory, Stuard had just 21 putts as he fired a flawless eight-under-par 64 at the TPC Louisiana, finishing a stroke in front of veteran South African Retief Goosen. Australian Geoff Ogilvy and Americans J.J. Henry, Derek Ernst, Patrick Rodgers and Charles Howell III carded 67s on a day when half the field did not complete the opening round after almost five hours of play was wiped out by heavy thunderstorms.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:12:27 -0400

Los Angeles Rams eye quarterback, future at NFL draft

The Rams' move back to Los Angeles from St Louis was confirmed in JanuaryThe Los Angeles Rams aim to land a franchise quarterback capable of leading them into a bold new era on Thursday when the NFL draft gets under way with all eyes on the California team's first pick. The Rams, whose move back to Los Angeles from St Louis was confirmed in January, stunned the league earlier this month after completing a trade with the Tennessee Titans to secure the No.1 pick in the draft. The deal means the Rams are all but certain to select a rookie quarterback for next season, with the choice expected to fall between the University of California Berkeley's Jared Goff and Carson Wentz of North Dakota State.



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:14:12 -0400

No Curry, no worry as Warriors eliminate Rockets

NBA: Playoffs-Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors did not skip a beat without key point guard Stephen Curry, routing the Houston Rockets 114-81 on Wednesday to seal a 4-1 series triumph in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. The defending NBA champs will move on to face either the Portland Trail Blazers or Los Angeles Clippers. If the Trail Blazers, up 3-2 in the series, can finish off the injury-ravaged Clippers at home on Friday, the Western semi-final best-of-seven would start on Sunday in Oakland.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:24:57 -0400

Jason Day targeting Olympic glory, long No.1 reign

Australia's Jason Day tees off during Round 4 of the 80th Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2016, in Augusta, GeorgiaWorld number one Jason Day is relishing the prospect of trying to win an Olympic gold medal but has no problem with fellow professionals who have opted to skip the Games. A lengthening list of golfers have ruled themselves out of consideration for the Rio de Janeiro games in August, where golf is returning after a 112-year absence. South Africans Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel and Day's Australian compatriot Adam Scott are among players who have withdrawn in recent weeks.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:10:57 -0400

Michelle Obama keynotes 100-days to Rio Games NYC party

Olympic Preview: U.S. Olympic Committe 100 Day Countdown to Rio 2016 GamesBy Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama launched a 100-days from the Rio Olympics street party on Wednesday featuring more than 75 Olympians in an interactive carnival on two blocks of teeming Times Square. Obama, who developed the Let's Move program to address the problem of child obesity, hailed the U.S. Olympians as role models and joined in demonstrations of basketball and fencing in the slender island that runs between Broadway and 7th Avenue. "One of the reasons I wanted to be here today to kick this off, to be a part of the 100-day celebration, is that we're not just talking about bringing home the gold," Obama, wearing a U.S. track suit, said in a keynote to the six-hour event.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:36:03 -0400

Clippers lose Paul, Griffin for rest of playoffs

NBA: Playoffs-Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers(The Sports Xchange) - The Los Angeles Clippers were hit with a double whammy on Tuesday. Point guard Chris Paul underwent surgery on his broken hand in Los Angeles and will miss the rest of the NBA playoffs. The team also announced that forward Blake Griffin will be out for the remainder of the postseason with a quad injury.



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:02:34 -0400

Quarterback Manziel to appear in Dallas court next week on assault charge

NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Cleveland CavaliersFormer Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been ordered to appear in a Dallas court next week after being charged with assaulting his former girlfriend, according to court records released on Wednesday. Dallas County Judge Roberto Caņas also set Manziel?s bond at $1,500 for the class-A misdemeanor charge and will review his bond conditions at the May 5 hearing, the records showed. It will be Manziel's first court appearance and he also might enter a plea.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:36:32 -0400

Raptors top Pacers to take series lead

NBA: Playoffs-Indiana Pacers at Toronto Raptors(The Sports Xchange) - Dwane Casey's decision to go with a mixed-bag group on the floor in the fourth quarter paid off on Tuesday as the Toronto Raptors erased a 13-point deficit to defeat the Indiana Pacers 102-99. With the win, the Raptors take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. A group, which included Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Bismac Biyombo and Norman Powell, helped Toronto battle back from a 90-77 third-quarter hole to tie the game 92-92.



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:58:45 -0400

Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Latest New Orleans Classic leaderboard
April 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Latest leaderboard in the first round from the U.S. PGA Tour New Orleans Classic at the par-72 course on Thursday in Avondale, Louisiana holesplayed rounds -8 Brian Stuard (U.S.) 18 64 -7 Retief Goosen (South Africa) 18 65 -5 Geoff Ogilvy (Australia) 18 67 Derek Ernst (U.S.) 18 67 Charles Howell III (U.S.) 18 67 Patrick Rodgers (U.S.) 18 67 J.J. Henry (U.S.) 18 67 -4 Danny Lee (New Zealand) 18 68 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 18 68 Noh Seung-Yul (Korea) 18 68 An Byeong-Hun (Korea) 18 68 -3 David Hearn (Canada) 18 69 Andrew Loupe (U.S.) 18 69 Andres Gonzales (U.S. ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:20:15 -0400

Hur takes first-round LPGA lead as Wie struggles again
(Reuters) - Hur Mi-jung reeled off five consecutive birdies on her way to a one-shot lead after the first round at the Texas Shootout in Irving on Thursday. On a leaderboard dominated by South Korean players, Hur carded a five-under-par 66 in the LPGA event at Las Colinas Country Club. Compatriots Ryu So-yeon and Ji Eun-hee joined American Gerina Piller on 67, with three other Korean players on 68 along with Scottish veteran Catriona Matthew.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:50:40 -0400

Otto\'s eagle sends South African into orbit at Volvo China Open

South Africa's Hennie Otto in action during the first round of the Volvo China Open in Beijing on April 28, 2016South African journeyman Hennie Otto blasted a stunning nine-under-par 63 to lead the Volvo China Open after the first round on Thursday. Starting in the very first group on the 10th tee at the Topwin Golf and Country Club in Beijing, the world number 392 was only three under halfway through his round. Otto will be 40 in June and turned professional in 1998 but had to wait a decade for the first of only three European tour wins, the 2008 Italian Open.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:23:39 -0400

Nintendo puts shares in Seattle Mariners up for sale

Nintendo said it would no longer be the Seattle Mariners' majority owner if a deal is reachedNintendo said Thursday it has put some of its stake in the Seattle Mariners baseball team up for sale, as the struggling Japanese videogame giant looks to repair its finances. The firm's US unit "has started negotiations to sell a portion of its ownership in First Avenue Entertainment", which operates the Mariners, Nintendo said in a statement. Nintendo's late president Hiroshi Yamauchi bought shares in the team's operator in December 1992 when they were under threat to be relocated from Seattle.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:30:59 -0400

U.S. sending veteran squad to Rio in bid for sixth women\'s basketball gold

Women's basketball team members pose for a portrait at the U.S. Olympic Committee Media Summit in Beverly Hills(Reuters) - Five-time defending gold medalist the United States unveiled a veteran-laden Olympic women's basketball team on Wednesday that will head to the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games seeking a sixth straight crown. There will be no lack of experience on a squad that boasts nine returning gold medalists led by three-time Olympic champions Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings and Diana Taurasi. The team will be coached by Geno Auriemma, who has steered the U.S. women to an overall 23-0 record and gold medals at the 2012 Olympics and the 2010 and 2014 world championships.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:54:48 -0400

Beckham backs Las Vegas NFL team

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis (L) and former soccer player David Beckham attend a Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting at UNLV on April 28, 2016 in Las Vegas, NevadaDavid Beckham said he hoped to see a Major League Soccer team launch in Las Vegas on Thursday but insisted he remained committed to setting up his own team in Miami, US media reports said. In a surprise move, Beckham appeared alongside Mark Davis, the owner of the Oakland Raiders American football team who is hoping to win support to build a $1.4 billion domed stadium in the Nevada gambling haven. Beckham joined Davis in an address to the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee by stressing the benefits that building a sports stadium could have.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:36:12 -0400

Cuba rules out letting defectors play in national baseball team
By Nelson Acosta HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba will uphold its ban on baseball players that defected from the Communist-ruled island from playing for the national team at international events, a top government official told Reuters, quashing speculation that changes in the rules may be afoot. Most Cubans with big league dreams leave the island illegally given that there is no deal on formal player transfers between Cuba and Major League Baseball, the organization that runs professional baseball in North America.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:09:54 -0400

LA Clippers\' Paul out indefinitely, Griffin season over

Clippers star Chris Paul (C), who broke his hand against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, has undergone surgery to repair the fractureLos Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul faces an indefinite injury layoff with a broken hand while Blake Griffin will miss the rest of the season, the NBA team announced. A statement on the Clippers website said Paul, who broke his hand against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, had undergone surgery to repair the fracture. "Paul will be out indefinitely," the Clippers said in an injury update.



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:35:44 -0400

Hawks overcome slow start to torch Celtics

NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks(The Sports Xchange) - The Atlanta Hawks overcame a sluggish start with a sizzling run that put away the Boston Celtics 110-83 in Game 5 of an Eastern Conference first-round playoff series at Philips Arena. Atlanta forward Mike Scott came off the bench to score 17 points, leading five Hawks in double figures. Kent Bazemore, Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap all made big shots for the Hawks, who pestered the Celtics into 19 turnovers.



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 Apr 2016 23:24:08 -0400

NBA team owners propose $1 billion plan to attract U.S. pro soccer to Detroit

NBA: Playoffs-Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland CavaliersTwo professional basketball team owners on Wednesday announced a $1 billion investment plan to attract a Major League Soccer franchise to downtown Detroit in a move they said would help revitalize the city. Dan Gilbert, the owner of the National Basketball Association's Cleveland Cavaliers, and Tom Gores, who owns the Detroit Pistons, proposed a 20,000-seat stadium on 15-acres that includes the site of the halted Wayne County jail, according to a spokeswoman for Gilbert and a statement. The proposal also includes relocating the current Wayne County Jail, a circuit court and a county juvenile detention facility.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:01:36 -0400

Hawks crush Celtics to take NBA series lead

Atlanta Hawks's Mike Scott (R) top scored after weighing in with 17 points off the benchThe Atlanta Hawks scored a crushing 110-83 victory over the Boston Celtics to seize the initiative in their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Atlanta's Mike Scott top scored after weighing in with 17 points off the bench as the Hawks hassled the Celtics into 19 turnovers in what rapidly became a rout. It was a night to forget for Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas who was jeered at every turn by a fiercely partisan Hawks crowd.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:50:49 -0400

No Curry, no problem as Warriors rout Rockets in NBA playoffs

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green, Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala celebrate after defeating the Houston Rockets to advanceThe Golden State Warriors brushed off the unsettling absence of injured star Stephen Curry to demolish the Houston Rockets and advance to the next round of the NBA playoffs. The Warriors' hopes of successfully defending their NBA crown received a blow on Sunday after Curry was sidelined for at least two weeks with a sprained knee ligament.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:49:26 -0400

Weather halts play in New Orleans golf tournament

Jason Day of Australia hits his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana on April 28, 2016 in Avondale, LouisianaWorld number one Jason Day was among the early pace-setters in the first round at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans on Thursday before heavy rain halted play. The most impressive start came from Brian Stuard of the United States, who was at eight-under-par through 17 holes before the weather struck.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:20:11 -0400

Hornets push Heat to the brink with Game Five win

NBA: Playoffs-Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat(The Sports Xchange) - Courtney Lee did it again. From virtually the same spot on the floor and for the second game in a row, Lee grabbed a crucial long rebound off the offensive boards. This time, Lee went back up and drained a 3-pointer with 28.9 seconds left, leading the Charlotte Hornets to a 90-88 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:37:46 -0400

Quarterbacks figure to rule at NFL Draft

NCAA Football: Pac-12 Media DayQuarterbacks are expected to once again command the spotlight at the National Football League Draft in Chicago on Thursday. Given the pass-happy state of the most popular U.S. professional sports league, the pressure to find a frontline thrower moved the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles to trade up to the number one and two slots, respectively, for the presumed purpose of snaring a quarterback. In exchange for sending a passel of extra picks to the Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns, the Rams and Eagles are expected to take quarterbacks Jared Goff of the University of California and Carson Wentz of North Dakota State off the board.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:59:15 -0400

Stuard sets early pace in rainy New Orleans

PGA: The Barclays-Third Round(Reuters) - American journeyman Brian Stuard took advantage of rain-softened conditions with a red-hot putter to charge into an early one-shot lead in the weather-hit opening round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Thursday. Seeking his first PGA Tour victory, Stuard had just 21 putts as he fired a flawless eight-under-par 64 at the TPC Louisiana, finishing a stroke in front of veteran South African Retief Goosen. Australian Geoff Ogilvy and Americans J.J. Henry, Derek Ernst, Patrick Rodgers and Charles Howell III carded 67s on a day when half the field did not complete the opening round after almost five hours of play was wiped out by heavy thunderstorms.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:28:35 -0400

Athletes chosen in NFL draft need to plan for the long game

NFL: Super Bowl 50-City ScenesBy Chris Taylor NEW YORK (Reuters) - Every year, the National Football League draft makes a number of strapping young men very, very rich. "As an athlete, your body is your company - and you're a depreciating asset," said Israel Idonije, a former defensive end with the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions for more than a decade, starting in 2003. "That's why it's important to lay a foundation for life after football, while you're still in the league." That is exactly what Idonije did, buying a company that supplies communion cups to churches around the world, while he was still suiting up for the Bears.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:02:55 -0400

Daly set for Champions Tour debut after turning 50

PGA: PGA Championship - First Round(Reuters) - Long-hitting John Daly celebrated his 50th birthday on Thursday, the official stamp of approval to earn him a spot at next week's Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands in Texas for his debut on the over-50s Champions Tour. Daly, a five-times winner on the regular PGA Tour where two of his victories came in major championships, readily admits his game is in rusty shape but he is eagerly looking forward to once again competing against some of his long-time friends. "It's a new chapter," Daly said in an interview with pgatour.com while preparing for the May 6-8 Insperity Invitational.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:44:30 -0400

Chicago Cubs pitcher Arrieta unloads on \'idiot\' drug claims

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta said he would welcome more tests in baseball and tougher sentences for proven drug cheatsChicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta hit back at sniping that steroid use was behind his red-hot streak, wearily insisting that his remarkable run of form was down to diet, genes, and hard work. Arrieta has compiled a spectacular run of 24 consecutive quality starts, a 20-1 record which includes two no-hitters since June. Arrieta is having none of it.



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:20:10 -0400

Man pleads not guilty in killing of former NFL player in New Orleans

smith_comboBy Helen Freund NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A man accused of fatally shooting retired NFL player Will Smith and wounding the athlete's wife this month in New Orleans pleaded not guilty on Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on second-degree murder, attempted murder and other charges. The panel reached its decision after the start of a probable cause hearing in the case against Cardell Hayes, 28, prosecutors said. Smith, one of the NFL?s top defensive ends before his 2014 retirement, was returning from a dinner with his wife on April 9 when police say a Hummer driven by Hayes struck the rear of Smith?s Mercedes SUV and caused it to crash into another vehicle.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:17:05 -0400

Golf-European Tour China Open scores
April 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour China Open at the par-72 course on Thursday in Beijing -9 Hennie Otto (South Africa) 63 -7 Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) 65 -6 Roope Kakko (Finland) 66 Peter Hanson (Sweden) 66 Fabrizio Zanotti (Paraguay) 66 Gregory Bourdy (France) 66 -5 Joost Luiten (Netherlands) 67 Alexander Noren (Sweden) 67 Borja Virto (Spain) 67 -4 Yuan Tian (China) 68 Tyrrell Hatton (Britain) 68 Lucas Bjerregaard (Denmark) 68 Felipe Aguilar (Chile) 68 Mikko Korhonen (Finland) 68 Jeff Winther (Denmark) 68 Richie Ramsay (Britain) 68 Wolmer Murillo (Venezuela) 68 ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:43:24 -0400

Last-gasp Lee stars as Charlotte Hornets sting Miami Heat

The Charlotte Hornets' Courtney Lee drained a decisive three-pointer to leave the Miami Heat's playoff hopes hanging by a threadCourtney Lee produced a game-winning three-pointer with just 25 seconds left as the Charlotte Hornets stunned the Miami Heat 90-88 to move within one game of a playoff series victory. Lee produced his crucial play in the dying seconds as the Hornets trailed 88-87 with Miami poised to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Instead, Lee grabbed a huge offensive rebound after Charlotte guard Kemba Walker missed a jumper.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:01:52 -0400

Warriors approve Lakers request to approach assistant coach Walton

Luke Walton, a coach for the Golden State Warriors, reacts to play during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, CaliforniaThe Golden State Warriors have given the Los Angeles Lakers permission to approach assistant coach Luke Walton for their vacant top job. Warriors coach Steve Kerr confirmed that the reigning NBA champions had told Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak they could meet Walton following their series win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:08:03 -0400

Order of selections for first round of NFL Draft
(Reuters) - Following is the order of selections for the first round of the National Football League draft to be held in Chicago on Thursday: 1 Los Angeles Rams (from Tennessee) 2 Philadelphia Eagles (from Cleveland) 3 San Diego Chargers 4 Dallas Cowboys 5 Jacksonville Jaguars 6 Baltimore Ravens 7 San Francisco 49ers 8 Cleveland Browns (from Philadephia through Miami) 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 New York Giants 11 Chicago Bears 12 New Orleans Saints 13 Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia) 14 Oakland Raiders 15 Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles) 16 Detroit Lions 17 Atlanta Falcons 18 Indianapolis ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:53:18 -0400

List of number one picks in NFL Draft
(Reuters) - First overall picks in the National Football League Draft since 1967 (year, player, position, college, NFL team): 2016 - Jared Goff, quarterback, California, Los Angeles Rams 2015 - Jameis Winston, quarterback, Florida State, Tampa Bay 2014 - Jadeveon Clowney, defensive end, South Carolina, Houston 2013 - Eric Fisher, offensive tackle, Central Michigan, Kansas 2012 - Andrew Luck, quarterback, Stanford, Indianapolis 2011 - Cam Newton, quarterback, Auburn, Carolina 2010 - Sam Bradford, quarterback, Oklahoma, St. ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:20:12 -0400

Injury-hit Clippers near exit as Portland win

C.J. McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers, seen during a NBA game at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, in March 2016The Portland Trail Blazers took full advantage of the Los Angeles Clippers injury woes on Wednesday to score a convincing 108-98 victory and claim a pivotal 3-2 series lead in their Western Conference playoff battle. The Clippers, rocked by a double injury blow to stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, fought bravely to stay in touch heading into the fourth quarter at the Staples Center. CJ McCollum finished with 27 points while Damian Lillard scored 16 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 01:42:28 -0400

Blazers pull away from ailing Clippers

NBA: Playoffs-Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers(The Sports Xchange) - The short-handed Los Angeles Clippers simply ran out of gas. The toll of losing Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, the emotions it extracted and a fourth-quarter scoring binge by Damian Lillard were too much for the Clippers to handle Wednesday. CJ McCollum had 27 points, and Lillard scored 16 of his 22 points in the final period as the Portland Trail Blazers earned a 108-98 victory over the Clippers to take a 3-2 lead in a Western Conference quarter-final matchup on Wednesday at Staples Center.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:41:18 -0400

APNewsBreak: Investigators look at overdose in Prince death

APNewsBreak: Investigators look at overdose in Prince deathMINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:59:43 -0400

Alicia Vikander takes on Lara Croft role in \'Tomb Raider\'

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2016 file photo, Alicia Vikander arrives at the 9th Annual Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails in Los Angeles. Vikander is following in Angelina Jolie?s butt-kicking footsteps. The Swedish actress has signed on to play the role of Lara Croft in a new Tomb Raider movie from Norwegian director Roar Uthaug. MGM, Warner Bros. and GK Films announced the news Thursday, April 28, 2016. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Alicia Vikander is following in Angelina Jolie's butt-kicking footsteps.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:56:20 -0400

The Latest: Smith family pleased with indictment
NEW ORLEANS (AP) ? The Latest on the case of a man who is accused of fatally shooting retired New Orleans Saints player Will Smith during a traffic dispute (all times local):
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:32:54 -0400

Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day

FILE - This 1978 file photo shows actor-director John Wayne. California lawmakers have defeated a resolution intended to honor Wayne after opponents challenged what they say are racist statements by the late actor. Republican State Assemblyman Matthew Harper, of Huntington Beach, sought to declare May 26, 2016, as John Wayne Day to mark the day the actor was born. (AP Photo, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? What a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honoring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments Thursday.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:16:11 -0400

Authorities say death at Apple headquarters was suicide

Authorities say death at Apple headquarters was suicideCUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) ? Authorities say a young Apple employee took his own life at the company's headquarters this week.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:20:59 -0400

High-speed rail board approves revised California plan

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015 file photo, a full-scale mock-up of a high-speed train is displayed at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The board that oversees California?s massive high-speed rail project is meeting in Sacramento on Thursday afternoon, April 28, 2016, to consider a new $64 billion business plan. The updated plan calls for a station in Merced and the first stretch to go from the Central Valley to the San Jose area. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project approved a revised $64 billion plan Thursday that calls for the train to go from the Central Valley to the San Jose area before it heads to Southern California, acknowledging the political reality that federal and private financing has fallen far short of what backers had hoped.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:00:46 -0400

Man indicted in fatal shooting of ex-Saints player

FILE - An April 10, 2016, file photo provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office shows Cardell Hayes. Prosecutors will have to present witnesses against Hayes, who accused of killing retired New Orleans Saints player Will Smith, at a hearing Thursday, April 28, unless a grand jury indicts him first. Police say Cardell Hayes shot the star defensive end and Smith?s wife late April 9, killing Smith and hitting Racquel Smith in both legs. (Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office via AP, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) ? A business owner and semiprofessional football player was indicted Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints' defensive end Will Smith.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:37:39 -0400

Injury-hit Clippers near exit as Portland win

C.J. McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers, seen during a NBA game at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, in March 2016The Portland Trail Blazers took full advantage of the Los Angeles Clippers injury woes on Wednesday to score a convincing 108-98 victory and claim a pivotal 3-2 series lead in their Western Conference playoff battle. The Clippers, rocked by a double injury blow to stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, fought bravely to stay in touch heading into the fourth quarter at the Staples Center. CJ McCollum finished with 27 points while Damian Lillard scored 16 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 01:42:28 -0400

Brother, others related to San Bernardino shooters arrested

Members of the media stand outside the home of Syed Raheel Farook, the elder brother of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, after the FBI served a warrant to the location, in Corona, Calif., Thursday, April 28, 2016. Syed Raheel Farook was arrested with two others Thursday in what prosecutors say was a marriage scheme to fraudulently allow one of them to remain in the United States. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) ? Three people with close family ties to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack were arrested Thursday in an alleged marriage-fraud scheme involving a pair of Russian sisters.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:14:40 -0400

The Latest: Investigators consider overdose in Prince death

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLI at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Since Prince died, YouTube and other uploading sites have been flooded with hundreds of hours of the superstar musician's songs, concert footage, TV appearances and music videos. It's a sign that the notoriously tight copyright controls the artist maintained over his material is rapidly loosening, and raising hope that hardcore fans might someday hear the Holy Grail of Prince's music: unreleased recordings from the vault at Paisley Park. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? The Latest on the investigation into the death of music superstar Prince (all times local):



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:21:05 -0400

Order of selections for first round of NFL Draft
(Reuters) - Following is the order of selections for the first round of the National Football League draft to be held in Chicago on Thursday: 1 Los Angeles Rams (from Tennessee) 2 Philadelphia Eagles (from Cleveland) 3 San Diego Chargers 4 Dallas Cowboys 5 Jacksonville Jaguars 6 Baltimore Ravens 7 San Francisco 49ers 8 Cleveland Browns (from Philadephia through Miami) 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 New York Giants 11 Chicago Bears 12 New Orleans Saints 13 Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia) 14 Oakland Raiders 15 Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles) 16 Detroit Lions 17 Atlanta Falcons 18 Indianapolis ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:53:18 -0400

FBI: \'Argument can be made\' fake AP story broke rules
WASHINGTON (AP) ? FBI officials say there's no clear evidence the agency violated its own rules when it posed as The Associated Press to unmask a criminal, according to a report obtained through a public records lawsuit.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:30:01 -0400

Blackie Sherrod, longtime Texas sports writer, dead at 96
DALLAS (AP) ? The East Coast had Red Smith. The West Coast had Jim Murray. Texas had Blackie Sherrod.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:48:50 -0400

Senate confirms Obama\'s pick to be ambassador to Mexico

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2015, file photo, Assistant Secretary of State for Latin America Roberta Jacobson, is seen in Washington. The Senate has confirmed Jacobson, President Barack Obama's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico, and clears the way for the first woman to hold what is considered to be one of the country?s most important diplomatic posts. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico, clearing the way for the first woman to hold what is considered to be one of the country's most important diplomatic posts.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:36:00 -0400

UN says 9,333 killed since Ukraine conflict began
UNITED NATIONS (AP) ? Nearly 10,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 injured since the Ukraine conflict began in April 2014, a top U.N. official said Thursday.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:53:02 -0400

Brian Stuard shoots 64 to take Zurich Classic lead
AVONDALE, La. (AP) ? Brian Stuard shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to top the leaderboard in the suspended first round of the Zurich Classic.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:55:15 -0400

Amazon profit crushes estimates as cloud-service revenue soars

File photograph of an Amazon logo on a worker's jacket at an Amazon Fulfilment CenterAmazon.com Inc on Thursday reported profit and revenue that blew past analysts' expectations, sending its shares soaring in after-hours trading and demonstrating the growing market power of its core retail business and new cloud services division. The results draw a sharp contrast to the disappointing fourth quarter Amazon reported in January, which renewed worries among some shareholders about the company's comparatively thin profit margins. Amazon's performance also assuaged concerns about a broader slowdown among tech and internet companies after Apple , Microsoft and Intel all reported disappointing earnings.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:12:07 -0400

Rutgers reporter asks Obama for interview _ and gets it

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference with college students in the Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington in Washington, Thursday, April 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) ? A college reporter spending time at the White House has landed what many beat reporters long for: an interview with President Barack Obama.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:58:18 -0400

Iran calls on UN to help with US court asset award
UNITED NATIONS (AP) ? Iran asked the United Nations on Thursday to intervene with the U.S. government over a Supreme Court ruling that allows nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets to be paid to victims of terrorist attacks for which the Middle Eastern country has been blamed.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:54:39 -0400

Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft in \'Tomb Raider\' reboot

Alicia Vikander won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role as artist Gerda Wegener in 2015 biographical drama "The Danish Girl"Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander is to follow Angelina Jolie's footsteps into the action-filled role of British archeologist and adventurer Lara Croft in the "Tomb Raider" reboot, reports said. The latest in the franchise will be an origin story following the young Lara as she sets off on her first adventure, according to the Los Angeles Times, with Norwegian director Roar Uthaug at the helm.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:29:22 -0400

GAO: Health care access hard to measure for Native Americans
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) ? Access to health care for American Indians is difficult to gauge because the agency that oversees it does a poor job of tracking patient wait times, a report by a federal watchdog found.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:51:35 -0400

The Latest: 3 tied to terror shooter deny sham-marriage plot

Members of the media stand outside the home of Syed Raheel Farook, the elder brother of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, after the FBI served a warrant to the location, in Corona, Calif., Thursday, April 28, 2016. Syed Raheel Farook was arrested with two others Thursday in what prosecutors say was a marriage scheme to fraudulently allow one of them to remain in the United States. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) ? The Latest on warrants served in a marriage fraud investigation stemming from the December terror attack that killed 14 in San Bernardino (all times local):



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:50:12 -0400

Blazers pull away from ailing Clippers

NBA: Playoffs-Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers(The Sports Xchange) - The short-handed Los Angeles Clippers simply ran out of gas. The toll of losing Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, the emotions it extracted and a fourth-quarter scoring binge by Damian Lillard were too much for the Clippers to handle Wednesday. CJ McCollum had 27 points, and Lillard scored 16 of his 22 points in the final period as the Portland Trail Blazers earned a 108-98 victory over the Clippers to take a 3-2 lead in a Western Conference quarter-final matchup on Wednesday at Staples Center.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:41:18 -0400

Warriors approve Lakers request to approach assistant coach Walton

Luke Walton, a coach for the Golden State Warriors, reacts to play during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, CaliforniaThe Golden State Warriors have given the Los Angeles Lakers permission to approach assistant coach Luke Walton for their vacant top job. Warriors coach Steve Kerr confirmed that the reigning NBA champions had told Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak they could meet Walton following their series win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:08:03 -0400

Flint residents tell civil rights panel of fear, distrust

In this photo taken March 21, 2016, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. President Barack Obama next week will make his first trip to Flint, Mich. since the impoverished city was found to have lead-tainted drinking water, the White House said Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)FLINT, Mich. (AP) ? Half a century after a civil rights panel investigated Flint's segregated housing, the commission held its first hearing Thursday into whether city residents again faced discrimination or racial bias ? this time related to the city's crisis over lead-tainted drinking water.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:05:15 -0400

NBA says Wade wasn\'t fouled in final seconds of Game 5 loss

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, speaks with the media after basketball practice,Thursday, April 28, 2016, at American Airlines Arena in Miami in preparation for Game 6 of an NBA first-round playoff basketball series. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITMIAMI (AP) ? Dwyane Wade does not read the NBA's reviews of officiating in the last 2 minutes of close games, which might be a wise move in this particular case.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:48:51 -0400

Large graffiti carved at Arches National Park in Utah

In this April 15, 2016, photo, released by the National Park Service shows carved graffiti at Frame Arch at Arches National Park. Officials at Utah's Arches National Park are investigating large graffiti so deeply carved into one of the park's famous red rock arches that it might be impossible to erase. (Alice deAnguera/National Park Service via AP)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) ? Rangers at Utah's Arches National Park were investigating large graffiti Thursday that was carved so deeply into a famous red rock arch that it might be impossible to erase, officials said.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:22:48 -0400

U.S. Army names first female infantry officer

Captain Kristen Griest participates training at the U.S. Army Ranger School on Ft. Benning GeorgiaCaptain Kristen Griest became the U.S. Army's first female infantry officer this week, the Army said, in a milestone for the U.S. military as it opens up combat roles for women. Griest was one of two women who made history last year after becoming one of the first female soldiers to pass the Army's grueling course to qualify for the elite Rangers unit. Earlier this month, the Army said it had approved requests from more than 20 women to enter the infantry and armor branches, both of which face the possibility of combat.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:36:08 -0400

Hawaii looks to allow psychologists to prescribe drugs
HONOLULU (AP) ? State lawmakers are poised to make Hawaii one of a handful of states that allow psychologists to prescribe medication in hopes of increasing access to mental health services.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:42:57 -0400

NFL Draft: Players selected in the first round

California?s Jared Goff waves as after being selected by the Los Angeles Rams as 1st pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)The players selected in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night in Chicago:



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:43:21 -0400

Exclusive: CBS weighs share options for post-Redstone era - sources

President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation Leslie Moonves poses for a portrait in his office in Studio CityCBS Corp's executives are talking to investment bankers about how their CEO and executive chairman, Les Moonves, can gain more control over the broadcaster after Sumner Redstone dies, or if he is declared mentally incompetent, said two sources familiar with the situation. The New York-based company met with investment banks in recent months to discuss how it could buy CBS's voting shares from Redstone's National Amusements Inc, and collapse CBS's dual-class share structure, the sources told Reuters. CBS and Viacom Inc both have dual-class share structures with 80 percent of their voting shares owned by National Amusements, a privately-held movie theater company controlled by the 92-year-old Redstone.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:12:56 -0400

Lawsuit: 2 Missouri school officials slammed girl to ground
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) ? A lawsuit says two white school officials in southeast Missouri slammed a black teenager to the ground three times, injuring her neck and back and requiring hospital treatment.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:55:57 -0400

List of number one picks in NFL Draft
(Reuters) - First overall picks in the National Football League Draft since 1967 (year, player, position, college, NFL team): 2016 - Jared Goff, quarterback, California, Los Angeles Rams 2015 - Jameis Winston, quarterback, Florida State, Tampa Bay 2014 - Jadeveon Clowney, defensive end, South Carolina, Houston 2013 - Eric Fisher, offensive tackle, Central Michigan, Kansas 2012 - Andrew Luck, quarterback, Stanford, Indianapolis 2011 - Cam Newton, quarterback, Auburn, Carolina 2010 - Sam Bradford, quarterback, Oklahoma, St. ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:20:12 -0400

British cyclist suspected of anti-doping violation

An unnamed British cyclist is suspected of violating an anti-doping rule, the governing body of the sport in the UK said in a statement on April 28, 2016An unnamed British cyclist is suspected of violating an anti-doping rule, the governing body of the sport in the UK said in a statement on Thursday. It comes as British Cycling is already in turmoil over the resignation of technical director Shane Sutton amid allegations he used sexist language and made derogatory comments, just months from the Rio Olympics. British Cycling said world governing body the UCI had informed it of a possible violation.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:38:20 -0400

Blazers, Hornets can cap comebacks, Raptors also can advance

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) celebrates his team's victory over the Indiana Pacers with teammates Bismack Biyombo, left, and Kyle Lowry (7) after Game 5 of an NBA first-round playoff basketball series, Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITLast time they came home, Portland and Charlotte were still just trying to win a game.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:34:09 -0400

Official: Investigators considering overdose in Prince death, whether doctor supplied drugs
Official: Investigators considering overdose in Prince death, whether doctor supplied drugs.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:46:40 -0400

China passes law tightening controls on foreign nonprofits

China passes law tightening controls on foreign nonprofitsBEIJING (AP) ? China passed a law Thursday tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision, a move officials say will help the groups but critics charge is the latest attempt by authorities to clamp down on perceived threats to the ruling Communist Party's control.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:11:29 -0400

Obama: US can meet goal of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference with college students in the Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington, Thursday, April 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama says the U.S. can meet his goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees by Sept. 30, the end of the federal budget year.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:04:47 -0400

 

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