LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers says he ‘loses sleep’ after playoff losses

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Only 6 percent of teams to trail 0-2 in an NBA playoff series have come back to win. LeBron James’ teams have performed markedly better, under those circumstances, winning 33 percent of the time (2-for-4) after being in a 0-2 hole. The Boston Celtics acknowledge the powerhouse that is LeBron James, and […]

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Marian Hossa of Chicago Blackhawks tells Slovakian newspaper ‘I will not play hockey anymore’

Marian Hossa’s playing career appears to be over. The Chicago Blackhawks winger told the Slovakian publication Novy Cas, “I will not play hockey anymore,” in an interview published Saturday. Hossa, 39, played 19 seasons in the NHL with the Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, Atlanta Thrashers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings and won three Stanley Cups. […]

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Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds involved in brief bench-clearing incident

CINCINNATI — Reds left-hander Amir Garrett and Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez exchanged words after Baez struck out to end the seventh inning, sparking a bench-clearing incident that was quickly defused after a brief scuffle in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. Baez appeared to take issue with Garrett’s slight celebration of the […]

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Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams arrested for public intoxication

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams was arrested by Frisco, Texas, police early Saturday morning for public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor. Cowboys WR Terrance Williams was arrested for public intoxication early Saturday after he was found riding an electric bicycle near his residence. Hs Lamborghini had been abandoned after hitting a […]

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Boston University Terriers coach David Quinn intends to leave for New York Rangers coaching job

Boston University coach David Quinn has informed school officials that he intends to leave for the vacant New York Rangers head-coaching position, sources have told ESPN’s John Buccigross. Quinn, 51, would replace Alain Vigneault, who was fired after amassing a 226-147-37 record over five seasons. Quinn and the Rangers, according to multiple reports, have discussed […]

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Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson activated from disabled list

Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson, who has been dealing with inflammation in his left wrist since May 2, has been activated off the disabled list Saturday. Swanson played in a rehab game for Class A Rome (Georgia) on Wednesday and participated in a full workout with the Braves on Friday. “You can throw good one […]

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Johnny Manziel signs with Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Johnny Manziel will continue his comeback north of the border in the Canadian Football League. Manziel announced Saturday on Twitter that he has decided to sign his contract with the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who own the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback’s rights. Made the decision today to sign my contract with the CFL and further my football […]

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Jayson Tatum gratefully accepts advice from Kobe Bryant on how to improve

CLEVELAND — Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum said he’s already watched Kobe Bryant’s “Detail” video critiquing his game about “25 times” and is eager to take his advice to the court. In his latest video for ESPN+, Bryant highlighted areas of Tatum’s postseason play that could be improved. The 20-year-old Tatum, the No. 3 pick […]

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2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs – How Andrei Vasilevskiy’s worst moments helped him become Tampa Bay Lightning’s best

WASHINGTON — Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy calls it the worst moment of his life, even if it was undeniably the catalyst for some of his best ones. It was 2016. Vasilevskiy was 22, in his third season as goalie Ben Bishop’s understudy. He hadn’t played more than 24 games in a season. His […]

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