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  • FOX News 1 hour 23 min ago
    • The Boston Bruins are bringing Bruce Cassidy back as coach.
    • The team said on Wednesday it will drop the interim tag from Cassidy's title.
    • Cassidy replaced Claude Julien in February and helped the team return to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.
    • Bruins went 1881 after he took over to finish the regular season before losing to the Ottawa Senators in six games in the first round of the playoffs.
    • Cassidy's only previous NHL head coaching experience was more than a decade ago with the Washington Capitals.
  • Cricket news from 7 hours 56 min ago
    • Zafar Ansari last match for the Surrey was the County Championship match against Lancashire © Getty Images Surrey and England allrounder Zafar Ansari has announced his retirement from the game at the age of 25.
    • While acknowledging the decision would comes as a "surprise" he reiterated comments he has made previously about having ambitions in life beyond cricket.
    • Ansari made his England debut in an ODI against Ireland in 2015 and reached the Test side on the recent tours of Bangladesh and India where he played three Tests.
    • "After seven years as a professional cricketer and almost two decades in total playing the game, I have decided to bring my cricket career to an end," Ansari said.
    • Surrey have always completely supported me and I am extremely grateful to the club for their backing over the years.
  • Cricket news from 8 hours 33 min ago
    • File photo India are the only team yet to announce their Champions Trophy squad © AFP India have missed the April 25 deadline to submit their Champions Trophy squad to the ICC. ESPNcricinfo understands the BCCI told the ICC that it could not submit the squad for "operational" reasons.
    • "We have told the ICC the reason behind the delay," the official told ESPNcricinfo.
    • The ICC board meets on Wednesday and Thursday to ratify the proposed reforms.
    • Although the BCCI official denied there was any realistic chance of India pulling out of the Champions Trophy, there has been growing speculation that the BCCI might issue the threat.
    • "To pull out you have to revoke the MPA, which is a legal document," the board official said.
  • FOX News 8 hours 52 min ago
    • SAN ANTONIO (AP) Kawhi Leonard had 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs rebounded from two discouraging road losses to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116103 on Tuesday night and take a 32 lead in their firstround series.
    • San Antonio shot 14 for 28 on 3point attempts, two off its postseason record, including 5for7 shooting by Patty Mills.
    • Mike Conley had 26 points and Marc Gasol added 17 for the Grizzlies, who have lost nine straight postseason games in San Antonio.
    • San Antonio shot 53 percent from the field and Memphis shot 52 percent in a surprisingly explosive game between teams renowned for their defense.
    • The teams exchanged baskets over a 3minute span before consecutive 3pointers by Mills helped break the game open for San Antonio.
  • FOX News 8 hours 52 min ago
    • "But it shocked me, because he looked up and said, 'No one can guard me, I got 40 points.' I said, 'That's nice.
    • You took 34 shots to get it.' I'm not out here trying to bash anybody, but I mean, men lie, women lie, but the numbers don't.
    • Now, in Westbrook's defense, he actually took 34 attempts(and made 15) to score 47 points, not 40.We're guessing Beverley would stand by his point, though.
    • Westbrook gave his version of things after the game as well, telling reporters Beverley boasted about being"firstteam AllDefense."
    • Beverley had 15 points on 6for10 shooting, eight rebounds, three assists and a steal; James Harden led the Rockets with 34 points on 8for25 shooting.
  • FOX News 9 hours 29 min ago
    • ARLINGTON, Texas Ervin Santana delivered his fourth straight outstanding start, Miguel Sano sparked a sevenrun fifth inning with a leadoff homer and the Minnesota Twins pounded the Texas Rangers 81 on Tuesday night.
    • Santana (40) allowed a run, four hits and one walk with six strikeouts in seven innings.
    • Texas' Joey Gallo hit a solo homer in the fifth, his teamleading seventh of the season and fifth in the last seven games.
    • Cashner has pitched 15 1/3 innings this season, and Texas has yet to score for him.
    • He allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings in beating Detroit 63 last Friday.
  • FOX News 9 hours 29 min ago
    • HOUSTON (AP) James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped the Houston Rockets overcome a 47point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 10599 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night to advance to the Western Conference semifinals.
    • The Rockets used a 51 run, with all their points coming on free throws, to pull away from the Thunder and make it 9891.
    • But Harden made two free throws both times they got close to secure the win.
    • Five straight points by the Thunder a couple of minutes later, highlighted by a 3pointer from Westbrook, gave the Thunder a 6968 lead.
    • Thunder: Led by as many as 8 points early. … Oladipo had 10 points and eight rebounds. … Abrines had 11 points. … Westbrook received a technical for arguing with Beverley in the fourth.
  • FOX News 9 hours 31 min ago
    • ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Ervin Santana delivered his fourth straight outstanding start, Miguel Sano sparked a sevenrun fifth inning with a leadoff homer and the Minnesota Twins pounded the Texas Rangers 81 on Tuesday night.
    • Texas' Joey Gallo hit a solo homer in the fifth, his teamleading seventh of the season and fifth in the last seven games.
    • After Anthony Bass replaced Cashner, the next six Twins reached on three doubles, two singles and an infield error.
    • Cashner has pitched 15 1/3 innings this season, and Texas has yet to score for him.
    • He allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings in beating Detroit 63 last Friday.
  • FOX News 10 hours 41 min ago
    • MILWAUKEE Eric Thames hit his major leagueleading 11th home run his sixth against Cincinnati this season and the Milwaukee Brewers cruised to a 91 victory over the Reds on Tuesday night.
    • In his first season with the Brewers, Thames capped a fiverun sixth with a tworun drive off reliever Robert Stephenson.
    • Hernan Perez had a pair of RBI triples, then homered off Stephenson leading off the sixth, and Jonathan Villar had a pair of tworun singles.
    • Zach Davies (22) allowed six hits in five scoreless innings, lowering his ERA from 8.24 to 6.57.
    • Brewers: RHP Wily Peralta (31, 4.71 ERA) allowed six runs and nine hits in four innings in a loss to St.
  • FOX News 10 hours 49 min ago
    • Toronto Blue Jays utility player Chris Coghlan might have outed his true identity as a reallife super hero during Tuesday's game against the St.
    • The speedy Coghlan would be greeted at home plate by Yadier Molina, who would have made the runsaving tag, if not for Coghlan's insane highjump over the Cardinals catcher's back.
    • To make it even more impressive, Coghlan landed squarely on home plate, scoring to put the Jays ahead of the Cards, 21.
    • Either Coghlan is MLB's version of Clark Kent, or he was an Olympic track and field athlete in a past life.
    • Whatever his true identity is, we hope it produces more plays like this in the future.