Hockey

Islanders facing big hole in series filled with close games

[ad_1] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Robin Lehner sat in the locker room, surrounded by reporters and taking the blame for the New York Islanders‘ latest playoff loss. His lament: a turnover behind the net that led to the go-ahead goal for the Carolina Hurricanes. “I own that one,” the goaltender said. Yet, that play offered a glimpse at how the Islanders have found themselves facing a massive hole in a
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Indians RHP Kluber hit by liner, fractures forearm

[ad_1] MIAMI -- Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber has a nondisplaced fracture of his right ulna after he was hit on the arm by a line drive off the bat of Miami Marlins outfielder Brian Anderson on Wednesday, the team said.The Indians initially said Kluber had a right forearm contusion but later said X-rays revealed the fracture. The club said Kluber will be evaluated again on Thursday in Cleveland.After he
Hockey

Hurricanes beat Islanders 5-2, take 3-0 series lead

[ad_1] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho set up Justin Williams’ go-ahead goal with 9:45 remaining, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Wednesday night to take a 3-0 lead in their second-round series. Teuvo Teravainen had two goals, including an empty-netter with 57.1 seconds remaining, Justin Faulk also scored and Aho added another empty-net goal with 4.8 seconds to play. The wild-card Hurricanes — in
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The Timbers have the tools, and the return home, to get them back on track

[ad_1] One would think that after two straight road wins, Portland Timbers GM Gavin Wilkinson would be in an upbeat mood. After all, the Timbers now look poised to survive their 12-game road slog at the start of the 2019 season. The defense, which was leaking goals at an alarming rate, has tightened up. Diego Valeri is closer to looking like his old self and now leads MLS in assists.
Football

Source — Titans pass on Conklin’s 5th-year option

[ad_1] 7:21 PM ETTurron DavenportESPN Close Covered Eagles for USA Today Covered the Ravens for Baltimore Times Played college football at Cheyney UniversityNASHVILLE, Tenn -- The Tennessee Titans will not pick up the fifth-year option for right tackle Jack Conklin, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter. Conklin is set to become a free agent in 2020.The primary question mark regarding Conklin is his ability to stay on the field. The
Football

Giants encourage Ballentine to skip minicamp

[ad_1] New York Giants sixth-round pick Corey Ballentine is not expected to attend rookie minicamp this weekend after being shot in the glutes early Sunday morning. The Washburn cornerback was the 160th pick in the 2019 NFL draft the previous day.Ballentine's teammate Dwane Simmons was killed in the shooting. His funeral is scheduled for Saturday.The Giants have been in contact with Ballentine since Sunday. He was released from the hospital
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Fantasy baseball – What the future holds for these struggling aces

[ad_1] In the early going, many fantasy baseball preseason aces have started slowly or scarily, thanks in significant part to the baseball's rejuiced physics.Heavy investors in pitching should look away:Fantasy aces, or near aces, with a 4.00+ ERA (through 4/30)PitcherK%BB%K%-BB%BABIPBARRELS/PALOB%HR/9ERAMax Scherzer34.03.130.8.3725.764.40.924.12Jacob deGrom37.78.829.0.3896.177.41.734.85Chris Sale24.17.516.5.3057.561.42.106.30Corey Kluber23.810.213.6.3636.864.11.165.81Aaron Nola22.79.213.5.3454.373.51.995.68Carlos Carrasco33.65.727.9.4207.465.01.305.86Noah Syndergaard26.46.819.6.3762.756.81.326.35Walker Buehler20.07.512.5.2863.154.20.615.22In the first month's SP1 massacre, Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, Trevor Bauer, Blake Snell, Patrick Corbin, Zack Greinke and Stephen Strasburg have at
Football

Kraft attorneys argue video should be suppressed

[ad_1] WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Attorneys for Robert Kraft wound down a three-day hearing Wednesday by arguing surveillance video capturing the New England Patriots owner inside a Florida massage spa should be suppressed in his prostitution case because a warrant allowing it should never have been granted.Although Judge Leonard Hanser has yet to rule on the motion to suppress, on Wednesday he scheduled another hearing to set a trial
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Sources — Jasikevicius on Grizzlies’ coaching radar

[ad_1] 8:33 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiBrian WindhorstCloseESPN Senior WriterESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two booksThe Memphis Grizzlies are interested in one of the EuroLeague's rising coaching stars, Lithuania's Sarunas Jasikevicius, and plan to meet with him soon, league sources told ESPN.The Grizzlies' coaching search, which Executive VP of Basketball Operations Zach Kleiman is running, is still largely in the early stages, league sources