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High School Football Player Arrested After Indecent Exposure Prank

An Arizona high school football player got sacked by the law after he exposed himself in a team picture that was then published in the yearbook.<p>Nobody noticed No. 42 had his genitals out until after the yearbook was distributed to students at Red Mountain High School in Mesa, police told NBC …

After Game 1 blowout, Thunder even up Spurs with wild win: Takeaways

The Thunder tied the series against the Spurs 1-1 with a thrilling 98-97 victory in Game 2.<p>SAN ANTONIO -- It was pandemonium when the final buzzer …

Watch: Hornets Stun Heat in Game 5

Thanks to Courtney Lee’s heroics, the Charlotte Hornets are headed back home with a chance to advance to the second round of the Playoffs, after …

Basketball

Hawks vs. Celtics 2016 live stream: Start time, TV schedule and how to watch NBA playoffs online

The Hawks can close the series with a win in Boston.<p>The Hawks are one victory away from advancing to the second round. They won a pivotal Game 5 at home and will now look to take the last step by beating the Celtics in Boston.<p>After four close games, Atlanta was the first of the two teams to get a …

She went from 'What's a pick?' to a Division I basketball scholarship in 6 months

When Gabby Ozoude showed up for her first varsity basketball practice six months ago at Bellbrook (Ohio) High, her teammates didn't need to break out …

Michael Jordan

Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics: Live Score, Analysis for Game 6

Link to Media<p>The Atlanta Hawks coasted to a 104-92 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of their first-round series Thursday night, clinching a series victory and eliminating Boston.<p>Atlanta's first-half defense and third-quarter offense helped propel the team to victory. Early in the game, the …

Basketball

Keys to the Game: Hawks 104, Celtics 92

Key Moment<p>The Celtics opened up the second half with a 3-point attempt from Jae Crowder. In hindsight, that shot was so important.<p>Had Crowder made …

Basketball

Stan Van Gundy Discusses Andre Drummond's Free-Throw-Shooting Struggles

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond struggled through the worst free-throw-shooting season in NBA history in 2015-16, but head coach Stan Van Gundy discussed potential measures to rectify the issue Thursday.<p>The 22-year-old UConn product was otherwise spectacular, as he averaged 16.2 points and …

Game 6 Preview: Raptors @ Pacers

<b>By Holly MacKenzie & Matt Tierney</b><p>The Raptors are in Indiana tonight looking to close out the series following a dramatic comeback victory in Game 5 …

Celtics’ offseason plan to include a run at Kevin Durant

From his baseline seat, second row, within earshot of co-owner Steve Pagliuca, Celtics president Danny Ainge watched, cringing, undoubtedly, at much …

Raptors vs. Pacers, NBA playoffs 2016: Time, TV schedule and live stream

The Raptors are looking to make franchise history while the Pacers are just trying to stay alive.<p>The Raptors are just one step away from advancing to the second round of the NBA playoffs for the second time in franchise history. After a gutsy win in Toronto in Game 5, they now have the chance to …

Clippers vs. Trail Blazers, NBA playoff 2016 odds: Portland a double-digit Game 6 favorite

The Portland Trail Blazers can wrap up their series against the injury-plagued Los Angeles Clippers with a win in Game 6 on Friday night.<p>With a 3-0 straight up and against the spread record over the last three games of the postseason, the Portland Trail Blazers have surged ahead of the Los Angeles …

Warriors coach Steve Kerr named NBA Coach of the Year

No surprises here: Warriors coach Steve Kerr has been named the 2015-16 NBA Coach of the Year.<p>Should you need reminding, the Warriors recently set records for single-season wins (73), single-season road wins (34) and regular-season home winning streak (54). They also led the league in a boat-load …

Isaiah Thomas' son says he's 'the greatest basketball player'

Cutest kids ever!<p>One of the most memorable things about the 2015 playoffs was Riley Curry stealing the show during one of the Warriors postgame press conferences. Well, it's a new year and maybe a new kid stealing the show.<p>And you wouldn't guess who they think the best basketball player in the …

Golden State Warriors Need Over-the-Top Confidence More Than Ever

Stephen Curry returned to play Game 4 against the Houston Rockets Sunday, but the restoration of order that was supposed to accompany him never showed up.<p>Fortunately, the Golden State Warriors' fiery competitive edge and swaggering bravado arrived in time to salt away a 121-94 blowout win.<p>After two …

Basketball

Cavaliers vs. Pistons, NBA playoff results 2016: Cleveland puts away pesky Detroit squad to complete sweep

The Cavaliers beat the Pistons 100-98 to advance to the second round of the playoffs.<p>The Cleveland Cavaliers are moving on. They beat the Detroit Pistons 100-98 to win Game 4 in Detroit on Sunday. They swept the Pistons 4-0 to advance to the second round of the playoffs, where they'll face the …

Basketball

Johnny Manziel's attorney says assault indictment to come Tuesday

Johnny Manziel is expected to be indicted Tuesday on charges that he attacked his ex-girlfriend in January, an attorney for the troubled former NFL …

Reggie Jackson Advocates for NBA Officials to Be Punished for Bad Calls

As Reggie Jackson's three-point attempt from the top of the key fell short at the buzzer Sunday night, the Detroit Pistons lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 100-98, and were swept out of the first round of the playoffs.<p>Jackson felt that he was fouled on his attempt and let the refs know it while …

Basketball

Trabzonspor vs. Fenerbahce Abandoned After Fan Attacks Official

Fenerbahce's Turkish Super Lig clash with Trabzonspor was abandoned late on after a fan attacked one of the assistant referees on Sunday.<p>Hosts Trabzonspor were trailing 4-0 to title-chasing Fener when a fan rushed from the stands and knocked the official, Volkan Bayarslan, to the ground before …

Soccer

Mario Mandzukic Underlines His Importance to Juventus in Win over Fiorentina

While still needing a single point to secure the Serie A title—pending Napoli’s clash with AS Roma on Monday—Juventus took a major step towards retaining the championship courtesy of a 2-1 win over Fiorentina on Sunday evening.<p>The match was reviewed in this previous post, and again the Bianconeri …

Soccer

NBA playoff scores 2016: Stephen Curry and the curse of a playoff injury

Curry's right knee puts the Warriors' season in doubt, plus Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics winning a thriller over the Hawks and everything else from Sunday's NBA Playoff slate.<p>Stephen Curry's first half in Game 4 was quiet, but that's not what mattered. For 19 minutes, he sprinted the court, taken …

Candace Parker reportedly not included on United States women's Olympic roster

Candace Parker will not be included on the United States women's basketball roster for the Rio Olympics, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. The 30-year-old Parker was among the 25 finalists for the 12-player roster, but will not make her third Olympic appearance.<p>Parker is among the best women's …

MLB news and rumors for April 25: Yovani Gallardo to miss four weeks

Updates on Yovani Gallardo, Kevin Gausman, Joaquin Benoit, Jay Bruce, Lance McCullers, Yoenis Cespedes and more.<p>With Monday here, we have new series …

Brandon Phillips Injury: Updates on Reds Star's Finger and Return

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips suffered a finger injury and left Monday's game against the New York Mets after being hit by a Noah Syndergaard pitch. He's missed the last two games but is ready to return to the field.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Phillips Active vs. Pirates<p>Friday, April …

New York Mets

Predators force franchise's 1st Game 7, beat Ducks 3-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — By treating their elimination game like a Game 7, the Nashville Predators finally have pushed a playoff series to a seventh …

Three keys from Ducks' Game 6 loss to Predators

Once again, the Ducks were unable to close a series out with a road victory in Game 6 as the Predators scored a 3-1 victory to force a Game 7 finale in Anaheim on Wednesday.<p>Here were three keys from the Ducks' 3-1 loss in Nashville on Monday:<p><b>1. Predators, not prey:</b> Facing a defining game, the …

Neil Walker Power Surge Making Mets Forget About Daniel Murphy

After three weeks of watching their new second baseman, Neil Walker, crush baseballs, New York Mets fans may be asking themselves a simple question: "Daniel who?"<p>OK, that's a touch dramatic. Folks undoubtedly remember Daniel Murphy, whose historic postseason power binge helped push the club to the …

Baseball

Tigers' Tyler Collins extends finger to booing fans after misplayed ball

DETROIT -- Tyler Collins made a misplay in the outfield, but was guilty of an even bigger mistake immediately afterward, flipping off the jeering …

Oakland Athletics

DeAndre Jordan Air-Balls 2 Straight Free-Throw Attempts

DeAndre Jordan air-balling two consecutive free-throw attempts should come as a shock to no one.<p>The Los Angeles Clippers big man bricked two straight from the charity stripe at Moda Center in the second quarter of Game 4 of the first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night, …

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