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Cavaliers Point Guard George Hill Remains Questionable For Game 5 vs. Pacers

The Cleveland Cavaliers say George Hill remains questionable for Game 5 Wednesday against the Pacers due to back spasms. Hill received four injections to try to play Game 4, but missed that game on Sunday which was a 104-100 win for the Cavs. Jose Calderon started in his place and scored five points with two rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes. Coach Tyronn Lue said Hill took part in some of the shooting drills the Cavs conducted at practice Tuesday, but he largely stood to the side while teammates were shooting. Lue said if Hill could play, he would start. Hill has averaged 8.7 points and 1.7 assists through three games in this series, which is tied at two games apiece.  ...Read more

Jazz And Rockets Each Take 3-1 NBA Series Leads

James Harden scored 22 of the team’s 50 points in the third quarter, as the Rockets cruised past the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-100 to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. Chris Paul scored 15 of his 25 points in the near-record third for the Rockets, the only team in the history of the NBA playoffs with more points in one quarter was the Los Angeles Lakers back in 1962. Meanwhile in Salt Lake City, Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 113-96 win over the Thunder for a 3-1 lead in the first-round series. Joe Ingles scored 20 points and Rudy Gobert added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz.  ...Read more

Cavaliers Point Guard George Hill Remains Questionable For Game 5 vs. Pacers

The Cleveland Cavaliers say George Hill remains questionable for Game 5 Wednesday against the Pacers due to back spasms. Hill received four injections to try to play Game 4, but missed that game on Sunday which was a 104-100 win for the Cavs. Jose Calderon started in his place and scored five points with two rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes. Coach Tyronn Lue said Hill took part in some of the shooting drills the Cavs conducted at practice Tuesday, but he largely stood to the side while teammates were shooting. Lue said if Hill could play, he would start. Hill has averaged 8.7 points and 1.7 assists through three games in this series, which is tied at two games apiece.  ...Read more

Chicago Cubs’ Addison Russell Released From Hospital After Allergic Reaction Over The Weekend

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell had to spend Sunday night in a Denver hospital after suffering an allergic reaction to something he ate on a postgame spread in the clubhouse. Russell is allergic to shellfish, and they believe something he ate was mistakenly labeled, according to an interview he held with the Chicago Sun-Times. Luckily his hospitalization and allergic reaction was brief, and Russell was feeling well enough to fly to Cleveland, rejoining the team ahead of a two-game series against the Indians. He said he felt better and the team said he could be available to play in Tuesday’s opener.  ...Read more

White Sox Relief Pitcher Danny Farquhar Suffers Brain Hemorrhage

White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar was in stable but critical condition Saturday, a day after suffering a brain hemorrhage while in the dugout during a game in Chicago. Farquhar passed out in the sixth inning Friday night after getting two outs against Houston. He was helped by team medical personnel and on-site EMTs and regained consciousness before he was taken to a hospital by ambulance. The White Sox said additional testing revealed the brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm. Farquhar was receiving treatment and being closely monitored in the neurosurgical ICU unit at Rush University Medical Center. The team said it will provide updates on Farquhar’s health as appropriate, but requested privacy on behalf of his family.  ...Read more

Oakland A’s Sean Manaea Throws First No-Hitter Of 2018 Against Red Sox

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea threw the first no-hitter of the 2018 MLB season Saturday against the Red Sox. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Hanley Ramirez grounded into a fielder’s choice, completing Manaea’s no-hit bid and a 3-0 Oakland win. It’s the first time Boston has been no-hit since April 22, 1993, and the first no-no thrown by an A’s pitcher since Dallas Braden’s perfect game in 2010.  Manaea completed the feat in a tidy 136 minutes. He struck out 10 batters, walking two, on 108 pitches (75 strikes).  ...Read more

Cincinnati Reds Fire Manager Bryan Price After 3-15 Start

The Reds fired Bryan Price on Thursday after their 3-15 start. Price was in his fifth season leading the rebuilding team, which has relied on rookies more than any other team in the majors during his tenure. The Reds have lost at least 94 games in each of the last three seasons while finishing last in the NL Central. Bench coach Jim Riggleman will manage the team on an interim basis. The Reds are coming off back-to-back shutout losses in Milwaukee, the first time they were blanked in consecutive games since 2015. Price was given the job of leading the Reds during a massive overhaul. They were 279-387 under Price, who got the job when Dusty Baker was fired after the 2013 season. ...Read more

Erin Popovich, Wife Of Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, Dies At 67

The San Antonio Spurs announced that Erin Popovich, the wife of coach Gregg Popovich, passed away on Wednesday. “With deep regret the San Antonio Spurs announce that Erin Popovich, wife of Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich, passed away earlier today,” the statement read. “Erin and Gregg were married for four decades and were blessed with two children and two grandchildren.” According to the San Antonio Express-News, Popovich died after a lengthy illness. She was 67. The Spurs announced Thursday that assistant coach Ettore Messina will replace Popovich on the sidelines for Game 3. ...Read more

WWE Hall Of Famer Bruno Sammartino Dies At Age 82

Professional wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino died Wednesday at the age of 82. Sammartino died peacefully with his wife and two kids by his side after dealing with health problems for the past several months. Sammartino, named The Italian Superman, caught the attention of Vince McMahon Sr. and became a professional wrestler after setting a world record in 1959 by bench-pressing 565 pounds. He became the second-ever WWE Champion in 1963 when he defeated Buddy Rogers in 48 seconds. Sammartino held onto the WWE Championship for eight years, a record that still stands today. He lost his championship to Ivan Koloff in 1971 but won it back in 1973 to become the first-ever two-time WWE Champion. The second title reign lasted more than three years. Sammartino sold out Madison Square Garden in New York 187 times, and became a color commentator for WWE in the 1980s.  He was inducted into the company’s Hall of Fame in 2013. ...Read more