Sports Break: ‘Today was tough’: Rockets’ Patrick Beverley plays despite death of grandfather

Who’s more likely to make a comeback, Tony Romo or Jay Cutler?; The Toronto Raptors are the epitome of the Eastern Conference’s LeBron Problem; Who will run the Hawks next season and will Paul Millsap be part of the plan?; ‘Today was tough’: Rockets’ Patrick Beverley plays despite death of grandfather; Wizards turn a halftime tie into a blowout, overwhelming the Celtics, 121-102, in Game 4 and evening the series at 2-2; Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming is in a hurry to get to Preakness Stakes; Capitals, pushed to the brink of elimination, explode in the third period to beat the Penguins, 4-2, in Game 5; Always Dreaming pulls away on a soggy track to win 143rd Kentucky Derby; ‘Discipline was really necessary’: Why the NBA’s top cop suspended Kelly Oubre Jr.; Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. suspended for Game 4 against Celtics after altercation with Boston’s Kelly Olynyk; LaMarcus Aldridge helps the Spurs take series lead with victory in Houston; Rockets announce center Nene will miss the rest of the playoffs with muscle tear; U.S.-led North American bid for 2026 World Cup reportedly could be fast-tracked; There might be a new sheriff in town. Shaquille O’Neal says he plans to run in 2020.; ‘I’ll run this place’: Aaron Hernandez’s prison life reportedly included the Bloods; American flag pants and champagne: John Daly wins and gets a tweet from President Trump; CBS Sports adds Nate Burleson as an analyst to its ‘The NFL Today’ crew; Jerome Bettis reportedly is latest big name to surface among ESPN’s massive layoffs; ‘We talked about how much he hurt’: Jack Nicklaus tells of Tiger Woods’s back pain; Giants get swept, team bus breaks down, and Madison Bumgarner isn’t there to fix any of it; Mets’ Matt Harvey reportedly will file grievance over three-game suspension; Ryan Zimmerman was one of MLB’s worst hitters in 2016. Here’s why he’s now the best.; Isaiah Thomas should blame his turnovers for Game 4 loss, not the refs
 
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Rockets announce center Nene will miss the rest of the playoffs with muscle tear
Nene played only two minutes in Houston’s Game 4 win.
U.S.-led North American bid for 2026 World Cup reportedly could be fast-tracked
With the United States, Mexico and Canada are making the unprecedented bid to jointly host the tournament, FIFA member nations will decide this week whether to speed the process up.
 
There might be a new sheriff in town. Shaquille O’Neal says he plans to run in 2020.
The former NBA star says, “this is not about politics. This is about bringing people closer together.”
 
‘I’ll run this place’: Aaron Hernandez’s prison life reportedly included the Bloods
Documents released by the district attorney’s office reveal incidents that included assault, threats and possession of a homemade weapon while inmates say the former NFL player wasn’t suicidal.
 
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Who’s more likely to make a comeback, Tony Romo or Jay Cutler?
Both QBs have retired this offseason for the safety of the broadcast booth. Will either return to the field? That and more in First and 10.
 
The Toronto Raptors are the epitome of the Eastern Conference’s LeBron Problem
As LeBron James continues to dominate the Eastern Conference, teams like his latest victim, the Toronto Raptors, are stuck with no clear path forward.
 
Who will run the Hawks next season and will Paul Millsap be part of the plan?
In this edition of the “Postmortem” series, what’s next for the Atlanta Hawks, including Millsap’s free agency and Dwight Howard’s unhappiness.
 
‘Today was tough’: Rockets’ Patrick Beverley plays despite death of grandfather
Veteran guard plays through the pain of losing the man who raised him to lead Houston to Game 4 win over the Spurs.
 
 
Wizards turn a halftime tie into a blowout, overwhelming the Celtics, 121-102, in Game 4 and evening the series at 2-2
Washington erupted coming out of halftime to score 42 points in the third period, including a 26-0 run. After a slow start, John Wall finished with 27 points and 12 assists, and Bradley Beal added 29 points. Boston star Isaiah Thomas was kept in check with just 19 points. The tied series shifts to Boston […]
Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming is in a hurry to get to Preakness Stakes
Ordinarily, the king of horse racing trainers might make a later trip to the Preakness, but not with this one.
 
Capitals, pushed to the brink of elimination, explode in the third period to beat the Penguins, 4-2, in Game 5
Washington scored three goals in the final frame, as Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin found the back of the Pittsburgh net. With the come-from-behind victory, the Capitals avoid another early exit in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Penguins lead the series, 3-2. Game 6 is Monday night in Pittsburgh. […]
Always Dreaming pulls away on a soggy track to win 143rd Kentucky Derby
Always Dreaming, ridden by jockey John Velazquez, held off Lookin at Lee and Battle of Midway down the stretch to claim the first leg of the Triple Crown.
 
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‘Discipline was really necessary’: Why the NBA’s top cop suspended Kelly Oubre Jr.
Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA’s executive vice president of basketball operations, discussed the decision behind suspending the Wizards reserve.
 
Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. suspended for Game 4 against Celtics after altercation with Boston’s Kelly Olynyk
Oubre, one of Washington’s top bench players, will sit out Sunday following his ejection from Thursday’s Game 3. This is a developing story. It will be updated.
LaMarcus Aldridge helps the Spurs take series lead with victory in Houston
San Antonio’s star big man took a while to get going during these playoffs, but returned to full engagement in Game 3 Friday night, enabling his team to reclaim control of the series.
 
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