Kidd, Nash, Allen headline hoops HOF class

March 31, 2018

12:30 PM ET SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Former NBA stars Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Ray Allen and Grant Hill headline the 2018 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class announced Saturday. Other inductees include longtime college basketball coach Lefty Driesell, women’s basketball standouts Katie Smith and Tina Thompson, and four-time NBA All-Star Maurice Cheeks. Kidd, a 10-time NBA All-Star and six-time All-NBA selection, is considered one of the best passers…

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Ogunbowale, Notre Dame get redemption against UConn

[unable to retrieve full-text content] It turns out we were looking for the wrong redemption story all along. It wasn’t UConn coming back from last year’s Final Four loss. It was Arike Ogunbowale and Notre Dame fighting through every reason to give up on this season — and Friday’s semifinal. Read More… Via:: NDTV – Sports       

March 31, 2018
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Hales to replace Warner for Sunrisers

March 31, 2018

4:11 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Sunrisers Hyderabad have picked England’s attacking opening batsman Alex Hales as the replacement for David Warner. Hales was set to play for Nottinghamshire but he will now miss two Royal London One-Day Cup matches if Sunrisers don’t reach the playoff stage. More to follow… Let’s block ads! (Why?) Read More… Via:: Cricket – ESPN       

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De Grandhomme shows new restraint until late lapse

March 31, 2018

3:51 AM ET When Kane Williamson edged James Anderson down the leg side, New Zealand were in about as big a hole as they could have been: 36 for 5 in response to 307 with both their world-class batsman, plus the in-form Henry Nicholls back in the pavilion and a lengthy tail to follow. By the time the second day ended they were still behind in the match but had…

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For UConn, déjà vu hurts a little bit more

March 31, 2018

2:46 AM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.com UConn’s undefeated season ended in the national semifinals for the second consecutive season. Arike Ogunbowale made a 17-foot jumper with one second left in overtime to lift the Irish past the Huskies on Friday. The 6-foot-7 junior grabbed a Women’s Final Four-record 25 rebounds, scored 21 points and never slowed down as the poised Bulldogs knocked off Louisville in overtime. Sam Fuehring’s controversial technical foul…

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Vaishno Devi Pilgrimage Temporarily Suspended After “Unprecedented Rush”

March 31, 2018

Jammu: The Vaishno Devi yatra has been temporarily suspended due to overcrowding in last evening. “The pilgrimage to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi shrine has been suspended from the Katra base camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district due to an unprecedented rush of pilgrims,” an official of the cave shrine said. The official went on to say that such was the rush, that the ticket counter had to be closed…

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Melo surprised to sit out entire 4th quarter

March 31, 2018

2:32 AM ET OKLAHOMA CITY — Carmelo Anthony said he was surprised to be on the bench for the entire fourth quarter — including the final play of regulation with a chance to win — in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 126-125 overtime loss to the Denver Nuggets on Friday. “Yeah, of course,” Anthony said. “Of course I wanted to be there, but that wasn’t my decision to make, so I…

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How Notre Dame beat UConn in overtime in the Final Four

March 31, 2018

12:57 AM ET Charlie CremeESPN.com The 6-foot-7 junior grabbed a Women’s Final Four-record 25 rebounds, scored 21 points and never slowed down as the poised Bulldogs knocked off Louisville in overtime. After 15 lead changes, Teaira McCowan and Mississippi State are back in the NCAA title game after winning in overtime in the semifinals for the second straight season. McCowan, who played every minute, had 21 points and a Final…

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Bairstow hundred takes England to 303

March 31, 2018

3:00 AM ET Innings breakEngland 307 (Bairstow 101, Wood 52, Southee 6-62, Boult 4-87) v New ZealandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details 290 for 8 to complete a satisfactory fightback in the first innings of the second Test. Bairstow, who had resumed on 97 not out, clipped a single off Trent Boult in the fifth over of the morning to cruise through to his hundred from 164 balls – his second…

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Rypien talks his mental health, suicide attempt

March 31, 2018

4:08 PM ET Former Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien, the MVP of Super Bowl XXVI, says he once tried to kill himself — the result of mental health issues stemming from his football days. Rypien detailed his problems for Spokane TV station KHQ and The Spokesman-Review, hoping it leads to more awareness of problems from playing football. “I suffer from a complex stew of mental health conditions,” Rypien told KHQ-TV….

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