Steve Kerr Says He's Not Ready to Return for 2017 NBA Finals vs. Cavaliers - 25分前  Bleacher Report

As the Golden State Warriors approach Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals on Thursday, they'll continue to be without head coach Steve Kerr. Kerr told reporters Monday he doesn't feel healthy enough to return to the bench, according to ESPN.com's Chris Haynes. Kerr added that his status is "still up in the air," per Haynes. Kerr hasn't coached the Warriors since Game 2 of their first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers. After he was initially ruled out, he said he wouldn't rush a return to the sidelines. "I will say this," Kerr said, per the San Francisco Chronicle's Scott Ostler. "This ...more
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Zverev, Verdasco Even Before Darkness Suspends Play - 47分前  ATP World Tour

#NextGenATP star Alexander Zverev evened his first-round contest against Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 4-6, 6-3 before darkness suspended play on Monday evening at Roland Garros. The ninth-seeded Zverev is fresh off his maiden ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome earlier this month (d. Djokovic). The win catapulted the 20-year-old German to No. 10 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, the first time he's joined the elite group. In Paris, Zverev, who reached the Roland Garros junior boys' final just four years ago, is looking to get past the third round and achieve ...more
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Dustin Pedroia Leaves Game vs. White Sox After Suffering Wrist Injury - 57分前  Bleacher Report

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia left Monday's game against the Chicago White Sox after suffering a sprained left wrist, the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reported. Pedroia, 33, was hurt in the first inning after falling over Jose Abreu while running to first base.Josh Rutledge took over at second base. The former AL MVP was uncharacteristically healthy last season, playing in 154 games. He had missed 96 games the previous two seasons and has been held out in 20-plus contests in three of the past five years. A healthy Pedroia led to a return to form, as he posted 5.2 wins above repla...more
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Maryland Captures 2017 NCAA Lacrosse Championship with Win over Ohio State - 57分前  Bleacher Report

After coming close so many times, Maryland is the men's lacrosse national champion for the first time since 1975. The top-seeded Terrapins earned a 9-6 win over Ohio State in the finals Monday thanks to three goals from Tim Rotanz. Maryland lost the title game in each of the last two years and four of the last six, but the squad was finally able to come through this time around. The team's account captured the celebration on the field: The Maryland women also won a national championship Sunday with their win over Boston College. Defense was key in this one, holding a talented Ohio State group...more
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Tiger Woods DUI Arrest Details, Dashcam Video Reportedly to Be Released Tuesday - 57分前  Bleacher Report

Dashcam video and further details on the DUI arrest of Tiger Woods are expected to be released by police Tuesday. Tim Rosaforteof Golf Channel reported the news (h/t Will Gray of Golf Channel). Woods, 41, was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of DUI in Jupiter, Florida. He was arrested at 7 a.m. ET, and police records show he was jailed at7:18 a.m. before being released on his own recognizance at 10:50 a.m. Law enforcement officers toldTMZ Sportsthat Woods was"driving erratically, all over the road" and became "arrogant" when pulled over. He reportedly refused a breathalyzer. “I...more
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Tiger Woods Called a 'Lost Soul' by Stephen A. Smith Following Arrest - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

ESPNFirst Take panelist Stephen A. Smith called Tiger Woods a "lost soul" on Monday's program after news of the formerworld No. 1 golfer's DUI arrest in Florida broke. "What you are witnessing today before your very eyes is not just an individual who has fallen from grace, it's an individual that finds it very difficult to look himself in the mirror, because he knows he got busted by the entire world for being the liar and the phony that he was at that particular moment in time," Smith said (h/t Golf.com's Josh Berhow). "Until he gets it out of his mind to get beyond that, until he gets back ...more
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Miami Baseball Fails to Qualify, Longest Streak in NCAA Tournament History Ends - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

Miami will miss the NCAA tournament in baseball for the first time since 1972. According to ESPN.com, the 44-year streak was the longest run in any sport of making the tournament, but it has come to an end this year. The squad failed to earn an at-large bid to the 64-team field after posting a 31-27 record during the season. The Hurricanes had a chance to earn an automatic bid through the ACC tournament but were eliminated by North Carolina in the semifinals Saturday. Miami is one of the most storied programs in the history of the sport with four titles, plus appearances in the College World S...more
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4-Star Safety Prospect Michael Dowell Commits to Michigan State - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

Highly rated safety recruit Michael Dowell announced his college decision Monday by committing to play at Michigan State. He made the announcement on Twitter: According to Scout.com, Dowell is a 4-star prospect who ranks as the No. 31 safety overall and No. 1 player at his position from the state of Ohio. Dowell stars at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio. His brothers, Andrew and David Dowell, are St. Edward alumni who currently play at Michigan State. When asked about his desire to join them at MSU in February by Scout.com's Bill Greene, Dowell offered an endorsement of the school: "I...more
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Who Has the Edge at Every Position in the NBA Finals? - 25分前  Bleacher Report

If you're bored or turned off by the prospect of an unprecedented NBA Finals"three-match" between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, you're missing the point. Sure, these are largely the same casts of characters, in both name and core personnel, that have split the last two Larry O'Brien Trophies. But both teams have undergone changes since last June that go beyond cosmetic. Where LeBron James might have been able to take breaks in the past against Harrison Barnes, he now has to stay locked and loaded at all times opposite Kevin Durant. The big guy setting screens and going goo...more
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Danny Duffy to Go on DL, Expected to Miss 6-8 Weeks with Oblique Injury - 25分前  Bleacher Report

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy will be out six to eight weeks as he recovers from an oblique strain, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reported Monday. According to Flanagan, Duffy suffered the injury during his start Sunday in a 10-1 defeat to the Cleveland Indians. Pitching as both a reliever and starter in 2016, Duffy finished the year 12-3 with a 3.51 ERA and 188 strikeouts in 179.2 innings pitched.The Royals rewarded the left-hander with a five-year extension worth $65 million. While Duffy has performed well on the mound, durability has been a concern for much of his MLB career....more
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French Open 2017: Tuesday Schedule and Predictions for Roland Garros Bracket - 57分前  Bleacher Report

Top seed Andy Murray gets his French Open campaign underway on Tuesday at Roland Garros against Andrey Kuznetsov. Plenty of eyes will be on the Briton, too, as his form heading into this Grand Slam showpiece has been far from impressive. After the top seed in the women's draw, Angelique Kerber, was dumped out of the tournament on Sunday, Murray will be well aware he can't take any chances against the dangerous Russian. In a wide-open women's bracket, Simona Halep will begin her quest towards a first Grand Slam title against Jana Cepelova, while the impressive Elina Svitolina will take on Yaros...more
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Takuma Sato Became First Japanese Driver Ever to Win Indy 500 - 57分前  Bleacher Report

Fact: Takuma Sato won the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese driver ever to win the race. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engagingCold Hard Factsof the day, presented by Coors Light. Source:B/R Insights
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England Defeat Angola 1-0 in 2017 Toulon Tournament Opener - 57分前  Bleacher Report

England opened their 2017 Toulon Tournament title defence in impressive fashion after defeating Angola 1-0at the Stade de Lattre in Aubagne, France, on Monday to move two points clear at the summit of Group A. Chelsea youngster Ike Ugbo was the hero for manager Neil Dewsnip's side as he rose early in the second half and headed in the only goal of the game to hand England the start they sought in France. Angola were reluctant to roll over in their meeting with the defending champions and ended the clash as the pressing outfit, but England held on to take three points at the first time of asking...more
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Chris Sale Says 1st Start vs. White Sox Will Be a 'Fun Time' - 57分前  Bleacher Report

Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale is looking forward to his first appearance against his old team. The left-hander is expected to start Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox, where he spent the first seven years of his career before being traded this offseason. "A little of me will be [nervous], but I think I'm more looking forward to this opportunity than any other emotion just because it's fun," Sale said of the upcoming game, per Scott Lauber of ESPN. "I'm playing against my friends," he added. "It might be hard not to smile out there on the mound at a couple of them. It's fun. These are m...more
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Bryce Alford Says Lonzo Ball 'Gets a Rep He Doesn't Deserve,' Talks LaVar Ball - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

Bryce Alford came to the defense of former UCLA teammate Lonzo Ball as he prepared for the NBA draft. The guard discussed Ball and his father LaVar on Monday, via Bill Oram of the Southern California News Group: Alford was a senior this past season alongside the freshman Ball, helping the Bruins post a 31-5 record and reach the Sweet 16. Ball has received extra attention during the pre-draft process thanks in part to the antics of his father. "I don't think he falls past 2, but it's a concern in the back of everyone's mind," an Eastern Conference executive toldMarc Bermanof theNew York Post. ...more
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Monday Rundown: A breakthrough for Austin Dillon? - 1時間前  ESPN

You may think Austin Dillon is a driver with a job because his grandfather owns the team. But Richard Childress listened to his grandson enough to make a change that led to their first Cup victory together, and that
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Tony Parker Says He Will Return in January Following Surgery on Quad Injury - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker told L'Equipe(h/t Eurohoops.net) that he plans to return from his ruptured left quadriceps tendon in January. Parker suffered the injury in May during San Antonio's series against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals and underwent successful surgery shortly after. Parker expressed his disappointment about suffering the injury, especially after Gregg Popovich's decision to limit his minutes throughout the season left him fresh for the postseason. "The first thing that came in when I got injured was frustration," Parker toldL'Equipe. ...more
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French Open 2017 Results: Winners, Scores, Stats from Monday's Singles Bracket - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic advanced to the second round of the 2017 French Open after beating respective first-round foes Benoit Paire and Marcel Granollers on Monday. Nadal's fine streak of form this year continued with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 beating of home favourite Paire, while Djokovic was similarly rampant en route to a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 beating of Spaniard Granollers. Seeded stars Milos Raonic (5), Marin Cilic (7) and David Goffin (10) also progressed to the second round following wins over Steve Darcis, Ernests Gulbis and Paul-Henri Mathieu, respectively. No. 14 seed Jack Sock couldn't follo...more
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