• MLB DRAFT: Twins hoping for more Mauer magic with No. 1 pick
MLB DRAFT: Twins hoping for more Mauer magic with No. 1 pick

I think it can work, but it doesn't always work either. Fangraphs' report on him notes an excellent spin rate , and Eric Longenhagen has mentioned the Pirates as a team that eats up Trackman data on draft prospects. St. John's shortstop Jesse Berardi, an All-Big East first-team selection , is rated No. 105 in Baseball America's top 500 , a...

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  • Draymond Green Calls Cavs Fans Dumb
Draymond Green Calls Cavs Fans Dumb

The win came three days after the Cavs snapped the Warriors' ideal streak this postseason. Klay Thompson , Draymond Green , and 2-time MVP Curry get their second championship as a trio. If the Warriors can do one on Monday night, it'll go a long way in helping them do the other. A Durant three boosted the margin to 60-45 with 3:08 in the ...

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  • NBA Finals take on a feisty tone, pleasing Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue
NBA Finals take on a feisty tone, pleasing Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue

And they're coming off a historic performance Friday after sinking a Finals-record 24 three-pointers and scoring an eye-popping 49 points in the first quarter and 86 by halftime. And for the rest of us, we have to do everything else". "I actually wasn't thinking about that until you asked me", Curry said replied when asked about another 3-1 finals ...

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  • National Basketball Association referees take responsibility for confusion on Draymond Green's technical fouls
National Basketball Association referees take responsibility for confusion on Draymond Green's technical fouls

But here's what happened. Midway through the third quarter of the Cavaliers' 137-116 win on Friday - which saw Cleveland avoid a sweep and trim the Warriors' lead in the series to 3-1 - Green looked to have been handed a second technical foul, which results in an automatic ejection.

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  • Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to clinch NBA title
Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to clinch NBA title

You've got to tip your hat to Cleveland . I don't see anything amusing or anything to smile about. "We have to be physical". "Our mindset has to be winning games and not smiling back and forth or talking and playing", Lue said. "But we'll go back and tee it up again". What could be a coronation might also give the Warriors a coronary issue. K...

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  • Pakistan needs 237 to beat Sri Lanka and clinch SF spot
Pakistan needs 237 to beat Sri Lanka and clinch SF spot

Something, as I said, we have spoken about already. They put us under pressure and we never got going with the but and a bit unfortunate we didn't get it away. "What I would have liked to have seen from the guys at the top of the order is, at least, an attempt to put Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar under pressure".

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  • Scotland 2-2 England
Scotland 2-2 England

England were heading for a first qualifying defeat since October 2009 after Leigh Griffiths struck two glorious late free-kicks to wipe out substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's 70th-minute opener. He added: "I think that is fair (we need to be more clinical)". So much of a student of the game is Hart, as well as being a fastidious critic of hi...

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  • Draymond Green gets in the mix in Game 4 against Cavs
Draymond Green gets in the mix in Game 4 against Cavs

Thus, Green was not tossed from the game. But then, in an unexplainable twist, the referees announced that Green's first technical foul from earlier in the game was actually on Warriors head coach Steve Kerr . Goble seconded Callahan's statements, saying that he should have done a better job of informing the table official that it was Kerr, an...

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  • Someone just paid $133000 for two tickets to game 5
Someone just paid $133000 for two tickets to game 5

Golden State still holds a 3-1 series edge. Some variation of those words was written or uttered somewhere nearly one year ago. With the NBA Finals Game 5 hours away, social media was buzzing about the prospects of Golden State becoming NBA champions Monday night, and about Cleveland possibly forcing a Game 6 later this week.

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  • Draymond Green, Steve Kerr and the technical foul controversy
Draymond Green, Steve Kerr and the technical foul controversy

For the rest of the game, Cavs fans heckled Draymond continuously. Golden State Warriors All-Star Draymond Green was assessed a technical foul for a reaction to a referee's call, and at the time, the entire National Basketball Association world assumed that he was ejected from the game.

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  • Eoin Morgan sees South Africa rout as timely lesson for England
Eoin Morgan sees South Africa rout as timely lesson for England

South Africa , whose fielding was vastly improved from the defeats in Leeds and Southampton , then avoided a 3-0 whitewash by easing to the target with 21.1 overs to spare, for the loss of three wickets and with their innings interrupted by the interval.

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  • LeBron James's fourth-quarter fatigue shows that even GOATs can get exhausted
LeBron James's fourth-quarter fatigue shows that even GOATs can get exhausted

Hence, the reigning National Basketball Association champions are down 3-0 in the finals. "And if I'm complaining about $44 million over four years, then I've got other issues in my life". "It has nothing to do with passing him in (totals). If I become an owner, I'm going to try to sign everybody", James said after the practice session on Thursda...

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  • Daniel Berger defends FedEx St Jude Classic title in Memphis
Daniel Berger defends FedEx St Jude Classic title in Memphis

What was left was an awkward 25-foot chip to save par. "It took away a little bit of pressure, just brought the smile to my face". "I'm probably not supposed to be doing this", Cink said. 17 stopped just short of the birdie he needed to pull even with Berger. Stewart Cink is a shot behind the trio on eight under, with Ben Crane a shot furth...

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  • Penguins win Stanley Cup in controversial Game 6
Penguins win Stanley Cup in controversial Game 6

He joins Bernie Parent (1974-75) and Penguins co-owner Mario Lemieux (1991-92) as the only players to win them consecutively. About 400,000 fans lined streets downtown for that parade, the biggest celebration for any of the team's five Stanley Cup championships.

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  • Flowers home run lifts Braves to 11-10 comeback win vs Nats
Flowers home run lifts Braves to 11-10 comeback win vs Nats

METS 6, CUBS 1: Jacob deGrom pitched a five-hitter, Asdrubal Cabrera atoned for an embarrassing error by lining two home runs and turning four double plays, and NY won at home. Two batters later, after striking out Matt Kemp , he walked Matt Adams. Harper, Turner and Brian Goodwin went deep for Washington. The Nationals lost despite poundi...

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  • Chris Woakes ruled out of ICC Champions Trophy
Chris Woakes ruled out of ICC Champions Trophy

Bangladesh wasn't giving England many opportunities inside the opening 10 overs as they reached 0/36. The six came off Moeen Ali - an inside out lofted shot over long-off. England began their run chase with the worst possible start. Earlier, riding on Tamim Iqbal's brilliant 128, Bangladesh posted a challenging 305/6.

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  • Jeopardy throws shade at Kevin Durant just before Game 5
Jeopardy throws shade at Kevin Durant just before Game 5

They lost game five at home past year on the way to dropping the series. Either way, Cavaliers fans are going to be a mess after this game. The Cavaliers came back from a 3-1 deficit to the Warriors in last year's NBA Finals but never trailed 3-0 in the series.

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  • Kevin Durant Says Draymond Green Didn't Call Him After Game 7
Kevin Durant Says Draymond Green Didn't Call Him After Game 7

Now Cleveland is trying to become the first playoff team to overcome a 3-0 deficit, but that requires a road win Monday. The Warriors won 129. One of the main problems the Cleveland Cavaliers have had during the first four games of the NBA Finals is the struggle in attempting to defend Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant .

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  • Greg Deichmann selected 43rd overall by Oakland A's
Greg Deichmann selected 43rd overall by Oakland A's

Deichmann, a native of Metairie, La., is a 2017 first-team All-American and first-team all-SEC selection who is batting.320 this season with 12 doubles, 19 homers, 72 RBI and 451 runs. The right-hander from Lee's Summit, Mo. was a first-team All-SEC pitcher, a freshman All-American and the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2015. In all likelihood, Lange ...

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  • Bopanna wins maiden Grand Slam title
Bopanna wins maiden Grand Slam title

Kuerten, for example, was ranked only 66th in 1997. If you're a true professional, if you work hard, if you put all your efforts, all your time in tennis, it pays off and it can happen again. Saturday's final will see a new French Open victor as defending champion Garbine Muguruza was knocked out by Kristina Mladenovic in the fourth round.

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