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Warriors’ Iguodala (calf strain) out for Game 4

[ad_1] PORTLAND, Ore. -- Golden State Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala will not play in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Portland Trail Blazers because of a strained left calf."He has a sore left calf," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said before Monday night's game, "So he's not going to play."Kerr did not want to divulge who would start in Iguodala's place. Alfonzo McKinnie is expected to get the
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For the Raptors, Game 3 came down to their will to survive

[ad_1] TORONTO -- Nothing in the NBA playoffs goes off as planned.Lineup rotations can be tweaked and defensive coverages can be refined, but no matter how much preparation has been performed, the crucial minutes of a playoff game are nothing more than a desperate exercise in survival. Every possession is a fire drill, and few of them resemble the inspired plays drawn up on crisp whiteboards by basketball brainiacs when
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Cubs won’t protest Nationals game after all

[ad_1] WASHINGTON -- The Chicago Cubs have decided not to move forward with their protest of Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Nationals, sources told ESPN on Sunday.Cubs manager Joe Maddon had argued that Washington reliever Sean Doolittle used an illegal delivery in the ninth inning of the game and said that he was playing under protest. The Cubs then had 24 hours to submit an official grievance to the league,
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Clean MRI for Iguodala; questionable for Game 4

[ad_1] PORTLAND, Ore. -- Golden State Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala is questionable for Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night after an MRI on his left calf came back clean Sunday.Iguodala initially left Game 3 in the first quarter and was checked out by team medical personnel after suffering the injury. Warriors coach Steve Kerr isn't sure exactly when the injury occurred,
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Blues ‘move on’ from OT loss, close out Game 4

[ad_1] 2:36 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN ST. LOUIS -- For the St. Louis Blues, the final minutes of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Friday night had an uncomfortable similarity to the final minutes of Game 3. As the San Jose Sharks controlled play with their goalie pulled for an extra attacker, creating a parade of scoring chances, the Blues kept icing the puck as they clung to a
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Cubs vs. Nationals – Game Recap – May 17, 2019

[ad_1] WASHINGTON -- Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs saved their best for last -- bad news for a Nationals bullpen that's having a hard enough time as it is.Bryant matched a career high with three home runs and drove in five while the Cubs piled on against Washington's bullpen in a 14-6 win Friday night.Bryant went deep in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings, making him the 12th player
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How NHL players handle ‘Game of Thrones’ spoilers

[ad_1] 7:00 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN ST. LOUIS -- It was Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Colorado Avalanche, and San Jose Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon was avoiding social media at all costs. Not because the Avalanche defeated his team at the Shark Tank, which no doubt perturbed him. But because the living army was scheduled to battle the Army of the Dead outside of Winterfell that evening,
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Spoiler alert! MLB players make their Game of Thrones predictions

[ad_1] The "Game of Thrones" series finale is Sunday night -- and the world will be watching, including a host of major leaguers.With the battle for Westeros coming to a conclusion after eight seasons, we asked a few ballplayers-slash-superfans to weigh in on HBO's hit show with their predictions, favorite characters and more.Who will end up on the Iron Throne?Sean Doolittle, Washington Nationals: No one. They're gonna smash it and
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Pirates vs. Padres – Game Recap – May 16, 2019

[ad_1] SAN DIEGO -- Ian Kinsler hit a mighty three-run homer to put the San Diego Padres ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and then had a profane outburst as he crossed home and then again in the dugout.Many fans on social media felt it was directed at them, and manager Andy Green said it "was not the right response."Kinsler, who hasn't been a fan favorite as he has struggled since
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How Dodgers great Jackie Robinson and disgraced exec Al Campanis changed the game

[ad_1] There was magic at Dodger Stadium on April 15, when the league held its annual Jackie Robinson Day celebration. The pregame ceremony was especially powerful, for this year represented the 72nd anniversary of Robinson's debut and the 100th anniversary of his birth. Jackie's widow, Rachel Robinson, who turns 97 in July, made the flight to Los Angeles to appear. Sharon and David Robinson, Jackie and Rachel's two living children,