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Sports Jaire Alexander taken by Green Bay
Author: 0 Jaire Alexander taken by Green Bay

Alexander hoped his past production and pro potential would be enough to make him a first-round pick Thursday night, though he admits the phone call from the Packers came as a slight surprise. This was a great move as Green Bay is now in-line for TWO first round selections next year. Tramon Williams was also brought back in free agency this offseason and will be a great veteran mentor for Alexander and King.

Author: 0 Toronto attacker's Facebook post hints at hatred of women

And sources confirm Minassian was talking openly about his Facebook post and his disdain for women. The suspect is 25-year-old Alek Minassian , who is facing 10 counts of first-degree murder and 14 counts of attempted murder. In a statement the website said that videos threatening violence contravened their guidelines. The media has not been fantastic when it comes to reporting tragedies.

Sports Wolves at Rockets, Jazz at Thunder
Author: 0 Wolves at Rockets, Jazz at Thunder

Another perspective on the series: Three of Houston's four victories came by 18-plus points. Toronto's second unit scored a combined 54 points on 38 percent shooting in Games 3 and 4. It was close for much of the fourth, but the Thunder pulled away for a 107-99 win. After rolling to two strong wins at home, the Raptors were beaten in both games in Washington as the Wizards have squared the series.

Sports Raiders trade for troubled Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant
Author: 0 Raiders trade for troubled Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant

Colbert said the trade was something the Raiders pursued. Bryant grew frustrated last season as he fell behind JuJu Smith-Schuster on the Steelers' depth chart and had seemingly demanded a trade in October . Pittsburgh visits Oakland on December 9. The Steelers will now have three picks on Friday, one in the second round (No. 60 overall) and two in the third round (No.

Sports Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 4/27/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Author: 0 Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 4/27/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Then, as a member of the Thunder, he looked up to Russell Westbrook as a mentor and was one half of the infamous "Stache Brothers" duo with Steven Adams . He has deservedly been scorned for his lousy postseason and the way he's helped drag the Thunder down because he can't, or won't, adapt his playing style to a more team-friendly approach.

Sports Roma fans arrested on suspicion of attempted murder
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The Reds will then switch their focus back towards the Champions League and their crunch return leg of the semi-final clash against AS Roma in Italy on Wednesday night next week. "What matters is that he is a fantastic player, and I am really happy for everything that is happening for him and especially because he scores against everyone and he didn't score against us in two games".

Sports Steven Gerrard's former team-mate Charlie Adam backs him for Rangers job
Author: 0 Steven Gerrard's former team-mate Charlie Adam backs him for Rangers job

The speculation over Gerrard's links to the Scottish club were ramped up on Tuesday when Gers chairman Dave King was pictured at Anfield during Liverpool's Champions League semi-final win over Roma. In January 2017, he took on a coaching role at Liverpool's academy and by September he was manager of the U19 team in the UEFA Youth League. Steven Gerrard says three new signings in the right areas this summer could lead Liverpool to greatness.

Sports Sixers Enjoy Wild Celebration On First Playoff Series Win Since 2012
Author: 0 Sixers Enjoy Wild Celebration On First Playoff Series Win Since 2012

The two have gone on to have an huge impact on the franchise, which improved by a record 24 wins this year. For the Sixers , veteran sniper J.J. That will not be easy to move, but Riley's front office must at least try. Says Piscitelli, he adds, "They are happy doing it, it's just fun to watch". They didn't panic when they lost home-court advantage in Game 2, didn't flinch when Miami dialed up the physicality and didn't once seem fazed by being on a big stage.

Sports Bravo heroics take Chennai top of standings
Author: 0 Bravo heroics take Chennai top of standings

A stunning spike in batting form has seen Ambati Rayudu surge to the top of an extremely close IPL 2018 run-scorers' table, and with it take the Orange Cap for most runs from Kane Williamson. Once, Mohammad Siraj , Pawan Negi and Corey Anderson came in to bowl, the duo of Rayudu and Dhoni cut lose. It was also the highest successful run chase at the Chinnaswamy and the joint fifth highest successful run chase in the history of the IPL .

Sports Edmunds brothers make history in first round of NFL Draft
Author: 0 Edmunds brothers make history in first round of NFL Draft

It's only been minutes since the Pittsburgh Steelers used the No. 28 overall pick on Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds but there are strong opinions all over the place on both sides. LB Tremaine Edmunds to Buffalo at No. 16. "It's a blessing for my family, it's a blessing for my city, it's a blessing for my school", Terrell said on ESPN .

Sports DeRozan carries Raptors over Wizards for 3-2 lead
Author: 0 DeRozan carries Raptors over Wizards for 3-2 lead

Any time he's in the post, he's a threat. The Wizards are having trouble with DeRozan particularly in the first half. The Wizards led by five early in the second, but the Raptors responded with a 18-6 run to go ahead by seven. But two minutes later, the speedy Wall had the ball stolen by Valanciunas, a lumbering big man by comparison, and DeRozan finished the play with an emphatic dunk, bringing the fans to their feet with a roar.

Sports Saints emerging as potential Ravens trade partner in 1st round
Author: 0 Saints emerging as potential Ravens trade partner in 1st round

The Saints have a long history of moving up in the first round to draft a player they covet. Alex Okafor, who started at the defensive end spot opposite Jordan, was having a solid season until he tore his Achilles. Nothing against Davenport. He is a physical marvel and could be a phenomenal pass rusher. Davenport does boost the rotation depth in the front seven, and defensive line individually.

Sports Novak Djokovic loses to Martin Klizan in Barcelona Open second round
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Seeking an 11th Barcelona title, Nadal picked up his 15th straight win on clay after dismissing countryman Roberto Carballes Baena 6-4, 6-4. 'Winning [Roland Garros] 2016 was obviously the highlight of my clay-court career, but I won also Rome, Madrid, big tournaments, and Monte-Carlo, and plenty of other good results.

Sports NCAA panel proposes reforms — COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Author: 0 NCAA panel proposes reforms — COLLEGE BASKETBALL

We touched on this above, but these recommendations don't "fix" college basketball. Following the revelation that the FBI is investigating the state of corruption in college basketball, the NCAA formed a commission, which is led by Condoleezza Rice and has 12 members, to come up with ideas on how to fix the issue.

Sports England's Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss World Cup with knee injury
Author: 0 England's Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss World Cup with knee injury

Oxlade-Chamberlain, signed from Arsenal a year ago, will miss the conclusion of the Reds' Champions League run, as well as the World Cup finals, but he is trying to stay positive ahead of a lengthy lay-off. Oxlade-Chamberlain was carried off on a stretcher in the 18th minute of the first leg at Anfield on Tuesday. With Emre Can and Adam Lallana also sidelined indefinitely, Klopp has just three fit traditional central midfielders remaining in Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Georginio ...

Sports Mohamed Salah, Liverpool's Egyptian King, crowned PFA player of the year
Author: 0 Mohamed Salah, Liverpool's Egyptian King, crowned PFA player of the year

For the player of the year award, he saw off tough competition from Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne to get the gong at Grosvenor House in central London on Sunday. City, who blanked Swansea City 5-0 on Sunday, will be eager to continue their blistering league form when they travel to West Ham United next weekend.

Sports IPL 2018: Gautam Gambhir steps down, Shreyas Iyer appointed captain for DD
Author: 0 IPL 2018: Gautam Gambhir steps down, Shreyas Iyer appointed captain for DD

In a hurriedly called press conference at the Kotl, Gambhir said he was under no pressure to quit as skipper. Gambhir had earlier led Delhi in 2010 edition of the tournament. Ponting said that it was not an easy decision to step down in middle of the season. So I feel that it was the right time. From six matches, Gambhir has scored just 85 keeps running at a strike rate of 96.59.

Sports Manu Ginobili Reminds Steve Kerr Of Roger Federer As Retirement Possibility Addressed
Author: 0 Manu Ginobili Reminds Steve Kerr Of Roger Federer As Retirement Possibility Addressed

While nearly everyone outside of San Antonio expected the Warriors to close out a series win over the Spurs , the same can not be said for their upcoming second-round opponent. Golden State now returns home as the team looks to close out the series and move on to the conference semifinals as they attempt to pursue a fourth straight appearance in the NBA Finals.

Sports Dallas Cowboys: Wide receiver review before 2018 NFL Draft
Author: 0 Dallas Cowboys: Wide receiver review before 2018 NFL Draft

Bryant had been slated to make $12.5 million. The Cowboys saved over $8 million in salary cap space by releasing him, according to multiple reports . The Baltimore Ravens looked hopeful for Bryant. Of course, they run the risk of being jumped in line by a team that wants the guy the Cowboys plan to take.

Sports Rob Gronkowski says he'll play for Patriots in 2018
Author: 0 Rob Gronkowski says he'll play for Patriots in 2018

Gronkowski sparked near frenzied panic among Patriot Nation, following New England's crushing loss in Super Bowl LII, when he claimed he was uncertain about his playing future. Rob Gronkowski isn't calling it quits just yet. He missed two games in the regular season - one because of his thigh and one due to National Football League suspension - and was knocked out of the AFC Championship Game because of a concussion.

Sports New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins
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The Yankees (12-9) have won three consecutive games for the first time this season, and they've allowed only one run in each of the three victories. Released during spring training and re-signed last week, 1B Adam Lind made his season debut for the Yankees' Class A farm team in Tampa and went 3 for 3 with a double, walk and RBI.

Sports Bills unlikely to trade for Giants' No. 2 pick in NFL Draft
Author: 0 Bills unlikely to trade for Giants' No. 2 pick in NFL Draft

The top five picks, respectively, are worth 3,000, 2,600, 2,200, 1,800 and 1,700 points. Mayfield, reigning Heisman Trophy victor, is expected to be one of the top picks in the draft and even if the Browns pass on him at #1 there's a strong chance he won't be on the board for long.

Sports Draymond Green has been texting advice to Joel Embiid
Author: 0 Draymond Green has been texting advice to Joel Embiid

It's been a season of firsts for the Sixers. The 76ers lead the Eastern Conference series 3-1 and can close out the Heat when play resumes in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. We've been responding well. We just have to do better. "We got to set the tone". 76ers: Embiid went out for a play in the fourth quarter without his mask, drawing a foul, then getting the mask back on.

Sports Bayern Munich v Real Madrid
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No other player has scored more than eight in the competition. In his second spell in charge, Hitzfeld celebrated a stirring 4-4 underdog win on away goals in the last 16 in 2007 but it later became apparent that the result had been misleading.

Sports High School Golfer Attacked by Goose Moments After Teeing Off
Author: 0 High School Golfer Attacked by Goose Moments After Teeing Off

A high school golfer was upended by a goose on a golf course near Blissfield, Michigan, recently, in an incident that gained attention after photos of it were posted on social media. In fact, he was able to par the hole, The Detroit News reported. 'The goose come from behind him and caught him off guard . "Occasionally geese nest in inappropriate sites, such as in shrubbery near buildings or parking lots".

Sports Manu Ginobili leads Spurs over Warriors
Author: 0 Manu Ginobili leads Spurs over Warriors

Game 5 will be played Tuesday night in Oakland. It was less than two years ago that, after taking a 3-1 lead over the Cavaliers, a ideal storm of factors left Golden State grappling with the biggest collapse in NBA Finals history. Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker - franchise cornerstones for 16 and 17 years, respectively - might retire this summer. Aldridge had a double-double as he also hauled down 10 rebounds with a block and a steal.

Sports 'Arsenal candidate' Carlo Ancelotti offered job as Italy national team manager
Author: 0 'Arsenal candidate' Carlo Ancelotti offered job as Italy national team manager

There is still something missing: the two-year deal Ancelotti is set to sign would only bring him 5 million, which is a big cut compared to what he earned at Bayern, who sacked the Italian early this season. According to Italian media, Ancelotti discussed taking the vacant Italy manager's role in a meeting with FIGC executives in Rome on Monday night despite sub-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta's protestations that the topic was off-limits.

Sports Violent conduct rap for Chelsea's Alonso
Author: 0 Violent conduct rap for Chelsea's Alonso

The hosts had led 2-0 for 70 minutes, but the tide turned when substitute Olivier Giroud headed home Alonso's pinpoint cross. Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso is facing a ban after his horror tackle on Republic of Ireland global Shane Long at the weekend.

Sports 49ers GM says Reuben Foster's future hinges on case
Author: 0 49ers GM says Reuben Foster's future hinges on case

We do feel like patience is the right approach right now - that we're going to learn things through this legal process. That's the standard we want on our team. Foster was also arrested in January in Alabama for alleged marijuana possession which could add to his pending consequences. "And so we're going to wait and let this play out".

Sports Simeone ponders three-man defence for Arsenal tie
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Arsenal will have to be wary of Atletico Madrid's counter-attacking threat when the two teams meet in their Europa League semi-final first leg at the Emirates on Thursday, says Terry Gibson. But I dispute that strongly. "He made it very clear to us that this is his clear target now, to win the Europa League and every match we are going to face now".

Sports Flyers hope to mature, learn from playoff mistakes
Author: 0 Flyers hope to mature, learn from playoff mistakes

Out of that infamous and inadvertent collision with Radko Gudas last week, despite an injury that he said would have kept him out of the lineup for four weeks had he sustained it during the regular season, Couturier ended up unfurling one of the most remarkable performances in recent Flyers playoff history.

Sports Everton boss Allardyce confident silencing critical fans after Newcastle win
Author: 0 Everton boss Allardyce confident silencing critical fans after Newcastle win

Following the game, Benitez said it was impossible for his side to have beaten Everton easily despite their recent form and pointed to their big-money players as a reason. Sam Allardyce ( Everton): "We completely dominated the game, out-passed the opposition in their half". There was only going to be one victor'. Despite the improved results, Allardyce has not been a popular choice with many Everton fans who believe his approach to the game is too rudimentary.

Sports National Football League draft: Don't bank on Titans trading up early
Author: 0 National Football League draft: Don't bank on Titans trading up early

Titans general manager Jon Robinson hasn't shied away from moving around in the draft. This draft season, particularly over the last six weeks, I have asked multiple members of the Cleveland Browns organization-which owns picks no. "But that team, maybe their player is gone that they were going to take and maybe they are willing to mortgage it for next to nothing, so..." That's why they'll be trying to deal all night Thursday.

Sports Bruins in familiar territory against Maple Leafs in Game 7
Author: 0 Bruins in familiar territory against Maple Leafs in Game 7

Toronto Police said at around 1 p.m., the van drove down the sidewalk southbound on Yonge Street, southwards from Finch Avenue, hitting pedestrians as it went. "Just enjoying the moment", Andersen said of the turnaround in his play. Coach Mike Babcock said the incident was a point of discussion in the room and among coaches before the game.

Sports Chelsea To Face United In FA Cup Final
Author: 0 Chelsea To Face United In FA Cup Final

Second-half goals from Oliver Giroud and substitute Alvaro Morata gave Chelsea a chance of winning an eighth FA Cup crown. "Generally, the performance and Eden Hazard was incredible today". The FA Cup final will also be "the rubber match" in the United-Chelsea series this season. They play a formation they know and that had won them the league.

Sports Jürgen Klopp implores Liverpool to 'show their very best' for Roma visit
Author: 0 Jürgen Klopp implores Liverpool to 'show their very best' for Roma visit

When preparing the game, of course we have to be aware of their strongest players, but we're not targeting a single one, ' he added. For months, Liverpool have been linked with a move for Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker and we've finally received confirmation that the Reds are indeed interested in bringing the Brazil global to Anfield.

Sports Chelsea prepare £65m bid for Napoli ace Kalidou Koulibaly
Author: 0 Chelsea prepare £65m bid for Napoli ace Kalidou Koulibaly

It looked as though Juve were going to preserve their four-point advantage at the summit with four games to play and edge closer to a seventh successive Scudetto only for Koulibaly to throw the race wide open. Lazio dominated Sampdoria in their Stadio Olimpico with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic breaking through after 32 minutes and a Stefan de Vrij diving header giving the hosts a second just before the break.