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Celtics All-Star Kyrie Irving Out For Season And Playoffs After Knee Surgery

Due to his left knee surgery, All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics will miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs, according to reports. While reports were not yet confirmed by the Celtics, it is being reported that Irving would miss an opportunity to play in the NBA Finals for a fourth straight year. Irving said his knee started feeling sore during the March 3 game against Houston, and has not played since March 11 against Indiana. In his first season with the Celtics, he has posted averages of 24.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. ...Read more

RGIII Signs 1-Year Deal With Baltimore Ravens

Robert Lee Griffin III, also know as RGIII, will become a Baltimore Raven, the team announced Wednesday. RGIII will sign on a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens next week as a back-up quarterback. Griffin, 28, a star at Baylor and the 2012 NFL offensive rookie of the year with the Washington Redskins, will be brought in as a backup to Joe Flacco. He last started an NFL game for the Browns in Week 17 of the 2016 season. An ACL injury at the end of his rookie season led to injury struggles for the rest of his time with the Redskins. “He’s a very talented quarterback who’s had a lot of success in this league early on,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “So we’re excited about it. We felt like we needed a No. 2 quarterback. You look at the veteran quarterbacks out there … I mean, where we’re at right now, I’m pretty excited about this player. I’m really feeling like we got a steal.” ...Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Stunning Bicycle Kick Goal Helps Real Madrid Defeat Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo had already put Real Madrid 1-0 up over Juventus, but half-way through the second half he scored another goal which stunned the crowd and fans around the world. The Real Madrid forward leaped into the air with his back to the goal, swung his right leg high over his head and sent the ball flying past a flat-footed Gianluigi Buffon. The bicycle kick, Ronaldo’s second goal of the match, came in a 3-0 win over Juventus on Tuesday in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals. The goal was so good that even the Juventus fans rose to applaud Ronaldo, after jeering him previously throughout the match. “It was one of the greatest moments of the night for me,” Ronaldo said. “To be applauded in a stadium like this, which has been graced by so many great players, was a top moment for me. I’m really happy. ...Read more

Tony Stewart To Settle Wrongful Death Lawsuit With Family Of Racer Killed On Track

Three-time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart has agreed to settle with the parents of Kevin Ward Jr. five weeks before the wrongful death lawsuit over Ward’s death was supposed to go to trial. Ward died after being hit by Stewart’s car at a race during the Empire Super Sprints race at Canandaigua Speedway in on August 9, 2014. Ward was struck by Stewart’s car after leaving his own vehicle on track during a caution period of a race to express his displeasure with Stewart, as he’d wrecked while battling for position with Stewart. Stewart’s car hit Ward, tossing him 25 feet. Ward died 45 minutes later from blunt force trauma. He was 20 years old.  Stewart had sought to dismiss the wrongful death and gross negligence claims brought against him in the Ward family lawsuit as both Ward and his father had waived their right to legal claims when they acknowledged the risks involved in racing in signing a waiver for the event.  ...Read more

Villanova Fans Celebrate Around Campus After NCAA Win

Students at Villanova flooded the streets around campus to celebrate the Wildcats’ second NCAA men’s basketball championship in three years, and police reported two arrests following the partying. Villanova defeated Michigan 79-62 in Monday’s title game in San Antonio and the celebration began on and around campus. As soon as the game ended, fans streamed into the streets, cheering and chanting. Light poles around the university had been greased in anticipation of celebrations, but that didn’t stop some fans from climbing. News helicopter video showed students climbing trees and grabbing branches to add fuel to a small bonfire that was set. Police moved in to get people away from the flames. Police said early on Tuesday there were two arrests, but no other details were available. ...Read more

NY Jets Claim Ex-Raiders TE Clive Walford Via Waivers

Less than a week after being released by the Oakland Raiders, tight end Clive Walford  has been claimed by the New York Jets, the team announced Monday afternoon. Walford departed Oakland after a disappointing 2017 season that also included Jared Cook and Lee Smith at the tight end position. Walford recorded just nine receptions for 80 yards in 13 games and finished the campaign on injured reserve due to a concussion.  With Cook dominating the role of No. 1 tight end, Walford was let go. The Jets are welcoming Walford, who replaces Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Combined with second-year tight end Jordan Leggett (who missed all of 2017 due to a knee injury) the Jets hope to have a good group at the position. ...Read more

Notre Dame Welcome Home Their National Champions

After their incredible win against Mississippi State, the Notre Dame women’s basketball team came back home Monday and they were welcomed with open arms. The Notre Dame women’s basketball team won the NCAA national championship on Sunday, and hundreds of fans showed up at the University of Notre Dame and they gathered to welcome the team back . Notre Dame fans haven’t celebrated a victory since 2001, the last year that the Irish women brought home a national championship. ...Read more

Max Holloway To Replace Injured Tony Ferguson At UFC 223

 Max Holloway will attempt to become a two-division UFC champion when he steps in for injured Tony Ferguson at UFC 223 in Brooklyn on Saturday. The UFC announced Sunday that Holloway (19-3) will fight Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0) for the UFC lightweight title in the main event at Barclays Center. Holloway already holds the 145-pound featherweight belt, and he will move up to 155 pounds on short notice. The UFC didn’t disclose the nature of Ferguson’s injury. Ferguson (23-3) and Nurmagomedov have been booked to fight each other four times, yet all four fights have been called off. Holloway will attempt to become the youngest fighter ever to hold two UFC titles, and only the second to hold both belts simultaneously.  ...Read more

Cleveland Cavaliers Come Back In Fourth-Quarter To Beat Dallas Mavericks 98-87

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Dallas Mavericks Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena, earning a 98-87 come-from-behind victory in front of their home crowd.  Trailing the Mavericks by a 77-73 count after the third quarter, the Cavaliers outpaced the Mavericks (23-54) over the final 12 minutes of play. James and reserve point guard Jordan Clarkson led the way with 16 points each, while center Kevin Love added 13 points and 13 rebounds in the 100th double-double of his NBA career. James finished off his 72nd career triple-double with the 16 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists over 39 minutes. ...Read more

New York Giants Reportedly Want 2 First Round Picks For Odell Beckham Jr.

According to a report, the New York Giants have set outgoing trade demands for Odell Beckham Jr. NFL teams had been put on notice regarding Beckham’s availability. Additionally, according to rumors if any team wants to deal for Beckham Jr they will have to offer up two first round picks at minimum. It was previously reported that Odell would not see the field without an extension to his current contract. while his conduct off the field has aroused suspicion, the Giants have been largely content with his work ethic and his competitive attitude. ...Read more