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Thunders’ Russell Westbrook Fined $10,000 But Not Suspended For Rudy Gobert Altercation

The NBA announced that Russell Westbrook has been fined $10,000 and assessed a postgame technical foul for initiating a confrontation with Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert on Monday. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard came onto the court as a substitution following a stoppage with 7:55 remaining in the fourth quarter of a 113-96 Game 4 loss to the Jazz. He intervened in an incident between Gobert and Oklahoma City backup point guard Raymond Felton. Westbrook committed four fouls in the first half and finished with five. He had 23 points and 14 rebounds, but had just three assists and made 7 of 18 shots. ...Read more

Rob Gronkowski Officially Playing For The New England Patriots In 2018

Rob Gronkowski, the New England Patriots all-pro tight end, announced Tuesday that he was returning to the team, after he missed the start of offseason workouts while mulling retirement.“ I met with coach [Bill Belichick] today and informed him I will be back for the 2018 season with the Pats,” Gronkowski wrote on his Instagram account. “I have been working out, staying in shape and feel great. “Looking forward to another championship run.” The announcement came after Tom Brady’s agent, Don Yee, said that he expects the Patriots quarterback to play this season, quelling his own retirement speculation. “Tom’s intentions have not changed,” Yee said. ...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

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