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Bucks, Blazers stay alive in NBA playoffs

Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose (L) knocks the ball away from Milwaukee Bucks' Michael Carter-Williams during their game at United Center on April 27, 2015Milwaukee's Michael Carter-Williams scored eight of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as the Bucks again fended off elimination with a 94-88 NBA playoff win over the Chicago Bulls. Carter-Williams connected on 10 of 15 shots from the floor, handed out nine assists and grabbed eight rebounds for the Bucks, who narrowed the gap in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series to three-games-to-two. The young Bucks team had stayed alive with a game-four victory over the Bulls thanks to a buzzer-beating layup by Jerryd Bayless.


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South Sydney star Issac Luke fined by NRL for homophobic slur on Instagram

  • Luke sanctioned for ‘lil poofters’ remark on Instagram
  • To undertake an education program in tolerance and equity

South Sydney hooker Issac Luke has been fined $10,000, half of which has been suspended, by the NRL for posting a homophobic slur on social media. Luke will also undergo an education program in tolerance and equity as part of his punishment.

Earlier this month the New Zealand rake responded to criticism of him on his Instagram account after the controversial Souths-Canterbury Good Friday clash by writing “get off my page you lil poofters”.

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last updated: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:04:08 GMT

TV Sports: A Pay-Per-View Knockout Unites Two Rival Networks
HBO and Showtime are banding together for the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao bout, which is expected to set a record for revenue.






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last updated: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:52:44 EDT

Tragic tale of the last man to beat Floyd Mayweather
When the so-called "Fight of the Century" finally takes place in Las Vegas on Saturday, there will be great interest in the result in a Soviet-style housing estate thousands of miles away in eastern Europe.

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Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed merging with Breaking News
The Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed is merging with Breaking News. Please use http://feeds.news.com.au/public/rss/2.0/fs_breaking_news_13.xml instead.

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last updated: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:40:00 GMT

Benji equal Dally M leader
BENJI Marshall’s resurgence has continued with the Dragons halfback equal with Tigers prop Aaron Woods at the top of the Dally M standings

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last updated: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:49:05 EST

White Sox-Orioles postponed for safety concerns
White Sox-Orioles postponed for safety concerns

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The Pirates lost, and it was boring
Not much to really say about a game like this one. The Pirates played poorly all-around and were never really in it. It stinks to watch, especially in a division game, but over 162, games like that will happen. It’s the second one of the year by my count (the first being the lone loss to […]

Not much to really say about a game like this one. The Pirates played poorly all-around and were never really in it. It stinks to watch, especially in a division game, but over 162, games like that will happen. It’s the second one of the year by my count (the first being the lone loss to the Brewers).  The fact that they went in on a five game win streak makes it a little easier to swallow.

Vance Worley was the starter in both of the “stinkers”, and while I wouldn’t really say he’s been that bad, maybe we are starting to see why the Pirates’ original plan was to send him to the bullpen to start the year. He’s one of those guys that has to command pitches very well to be effective, and during the Cubs’ three-run, two out rally in the third inning, he didn’t do that….and that stretch was more than enough to be the difference in the game.

The offense was pitiful against Jason Hammel, who they hit OK last week – but he looked very sharp in this one. Four singles, eight strikeouts, zero walks. Probably just a “tip your cap” kind of night combined with some of the early season struggles we have seen from a number of the Pirate bats.

Notes:

  • Gregory Polanco was scratched from the lineup with groin tightness. Andrew Lambo played in his place and went hitless…he’s now 1 for 22 on the year. He has hit some outs hard but now it looks like the slump is really in his head. Meanwhile, hopefully it’s just a minor issue for Polanco – losing him for any stretch would be bad news.
  • Rob Scahill helped the bullpen out by pitching two scoreless innings, and he still has a 0.00 ERA.
  • Yawn. Go get ‘em tomorrow.

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