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Desiree Linden Becomes First American Woman To Win Boston Marathon Since 1985

Desiree Linden endured extreme weather conditions to win Monday’s Boston Marathon, becoming the first American woman to win the event since 1985. Enduring cold temperatures, brutal winds and a constant rain, Linden finished the 26-mile, hilly New England terrain in an unofficial time of 2:39:53.  Linden had four previous top 10 finishes in the Marathon, including missing out on the top spot by just two seconds in 2011.  ...Read more

76ers Joel Embiid To Remain Sidelined For Game 2

The Philadelphia 76ers have ruled him out center Joel Embiid to return for Game 2 against the Miami Heat, as he continues to recover from an orbital bone fracture. The team made it official on Sunday with a statement on Twitter. Embiid had said on Saturday that he was optimistic about potentially playing in Game 2 or Game 3, but the team made the call to let him take a bit more time to recover. Embiid is one of the most dominant players today, and has had a tremendous season for the Sixers, averaging 22.9 points, 11 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.8 blocks per game. ...Read more

Philadelphia Eagles CB Daryl Worley Tased, Arrested Near Team Facility

According to multiple reports, Philadelphia Eagles CB Daryl Worley was arrested Sunday morning after police found him passed out inside a vehicle blocking a highway in Philadelphia.  The Eagles acquired Daryl Worley in a trade with Carolina just last month. “We are in the process of gathering more information about Daryl Worley’s arrest this morning,” the Eagles said in a statement. According to NFL Network, Worley was arrested at 6 a.m. Sunday when he became combative with police, who administrated a Taser on him. The NFL Network also reported that a gun was recovered at the scene. The incident occurred near the team facility. Worley was traded last month from the Carolina Panthers to the Eagles for wide receiver Torrey Smith. ...Read more

Yankees, Red Sox Brawl During New York’s 10-7 Win At Fenway

Tyler Austin rushed the mound after being hit by a pitch from Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly, triggering a bench-clearing brawl in a ramped-up rivalry as the New York Yankees ended Boston’s nine-game winning streak with a 10-7 victory Wednesday night. Gary Sanchez hit two home runs in a game that twice saw the benches empty and a fight that resulted in a trio of ejections. With the Yankees leading 10-6 in the seventh, Kelly nearly hit Austin and then caught him on the side with a 2-1 pitch clocked at 98 mph. Austin slammed his bat on the plate, threw it down and took four steps toward the mound while hollering. Kelly waved Austin at him, and things quickly escalated. ...Read more

49ers Reuben Foster Charged With Felony Domestic Violence After Alleged Assault Of Girlfriend

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was charged with felony domestic violence on Thursday, the Santa Clara District Attorney’s office announced. Foster, 24, is accused of attacking his longtime 28-year-old girlfriend in February and left her bruised and with a ruptured eardrum. The victim told police Foster dragged her by her hair, punched eight to 10 times in the head and was physically thrown from the house. She reported the incident to police after flagging down a stranger’s car following the incident. He could face up to 11 years in prison if convicted on all charges. ...Read more

Rockies And Padres Brawl After Nolan Arenado Charges The Mound

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado charged the mound after a fastball from San Diego Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo sailed behind him, setting off a brawl that resulted in several ejections at Coors Field on Wednesday afternoon. The fight happened after the first pitch in the third, Arenado leaned out of the way to avoid the ball hitting him in the back and immediately took off for the mound. Perdomo threw a glove at Arenado, but it sailed over the Gold Glove third baseman’s head. Arenado then threw a punch that missed Perdomo which led to a massive brawl on the field near third base. The benches cleared and relievers ran in from the bullpen. Arenado yelled at Padres catcher A.J. Ellis near the San Diego dugout and had to be held back, with Padres bench coach Mark McGwire helping keep them separated, ...Read more

Andre Ingram Dazzles In NBA Debut For The L.A. Lakers

After a decade in the minors, Andre Ingram lived out his dream by scoring 19 points for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles.  However ChrisPaul scored 22 points and James Harden had 21 points and 10 assists which took the Rockets to a 105-99 victory. Los Angeles promoted Ingram from its South Bay affiliate for the final two games of another dismal Lakers regular season, and the G League’s career leader in three-pointers hit a three on his first NBA shot. ...Read more

Golden Knights Host L.A. Kings As Hockey Playoffs Debut In Las Vegas

The expansion Golden Knights made an historic run through the regular season, and now head into the playoffs facing a major test in the first round. Postseason hockey makes its debut on The Strip as the Knights host the Los Angeles Kings, the 20154 Stanley Cup champions.  The teams split their four regular-season games, each winning once at home and once on the road.  The Knights are the first modern-era expansion team from any of the four major North American professional sports leagues to start from scratch and finish first in its division.  ...Read more

Buffalo Bills’ Left Guard Richie Incognito Retiring Due To Health Issues

NFL offensive lineman Richie Incognito announced on Tuesday that he’s retiring from the NFL after 12 seasons. Incognito has played on the Buffalo Bills for the past three seasons; he said that after a visit to the doctors, he decided to retire because his liver and kidneys are “shutting down.”  Incognito said, “I went to a doctor’s appointment the other day, and they said, ‘Listen, the stress is killing you, what are you doing?’ And I said, ‘Listen, I’m just doing what I love, and that’s playing football.’ So that’s why I’m done.” Incognito told Carucci that his stomach had been bothering him in recent seasons and that his doctors said his diet was not helping his organs function well. Incognito said the decision is final and even notified the NFL Players Association via Twitter. ...Read more

Ronda Rousey Makes WWE Debut At WrestleMania 34

Ronda Rousey entered the ring for the first match of her career Sunday night at WrestleMania 34 in front of a sold-out crowd at the Superdome. Alongside her tag team partner, Olympic gold medalist and WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, Rousey was victorious in the first bout of her career, as Angle and Rousey defeated Paul “Triple H” Levesque and Stephanie McMahon. Expectations for this match and Rousey’s entry into the scripted fighting world of WWE were uncertain, but Rousey put on a solid first effort. Rousey said she didn’t hold any regrets about her UFC career, saying “I thought I would never say this, but I’m so happy I lost those [final UFC] fights because it led me here. This is so worth it. I wish I could say it was worth 100 losses, but it’s about two. Everything really does happen for a reason.” ...Read more