Bucks Twi-lights: Giannis throws down a postseason slam

Apr 22, 2017 12

Just because the Milwaukee Bucks lost 87-76 to the Toronto Raptors doesn’t mean thereis a shortage of highlights to go around.

Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped jaws at the BMO Bradley Harris Center with a monster throw down over DeMar DeRozan.

Catch up on all the best highlights and interviews from today’s Bucks game:

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Game 4 is underway! Let’s go.

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. @M10OSE cleans things up in the paint!

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Head coach Jason Kidd says the #Bucks‘ tempo on offense was “extremely slow” pic.twitter.com/iBihWMNAJc

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Malcolm Brogdon says the #Raptors were more physical than the #Bucks in Game 4 pic.twitter.com/n1BS0aZUiH

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On today’s #BucksFastbreak presented by @Chevrolet, @AnalystTSmith34 says the #Bucks need to adjust to the #Raptors‘ physicality pic.twitter.com/mOUsiUhLEo

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Brandon Moreno blasts Dustin Ortiz with head kick, finishes with rear-naked choke at UFC in Nashville

Apr 22, 2017 14

Brandon Moreno may have been rated as the No. 16 flyweight during his appearance on “The Ultimate Fighter” a season ago, but he’s now 3-0 in the UFC following another stunning performance on Saturday night in Nashville.

Moreno actually got his opportunity to fight in the UFC when he stepped up on short notice to take on Louis Smolka last year after he was eliminated in the opening round on the reality show.

Moreno pulled off a shocking submission win, but he can no longer be considered an underdog after what he just pulled off against the No. 8 ranked flyweight in the world.

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The first round saw Ortiz look to set the tone with a powerful clinch and stifling wrestling attack as he took Moreno to the mat on three occasions while attempting many more.

Moreno was hanging tough while resisting the takedowns, which clearly saw Ortiz exert a lot of energy during the opening round.

As the second round got underway, Moreno looked fast on his feet while Ortiz slowed down just slightly and it gave the 23-year old prospect the opening he needed.

Moreno uncorked a head kick that wrapped around Ortiz’s neck, landing flush with speed and power, which sent the veteran flyweight crashing to the mat.

Moreno pounced on Ortiz looking to get the finish as he transitioned from punches to take the back before locking up the rear naked choke. Moreno latched onto the neck and it was clear that Ortiz wasn’t going to escape as the fight was stopped at 4:06 into the second round.

The victory moved Moreno to 3-0 in the UFC while also likely moving him into the top 10 when the new rankings are released next week.

“Maybe not today and maybe not tomorrow or maybe not the next month, one thing is true,” Moreno shouted to the crowd. “I will be champion one day. I promise!”

Corey Dickerson, Tim Beckham combine for 5 hits, lift Rays past Astros

Apr 22, 2017 11

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tim Beckham’s third straight hit came during a four-run sixth inning that helped carry the Tampa Bay Rays to a 6-3 win over the AL-West leading Houston Astros on Saturday night.

Beckham, who tripled and singled in two at-bats against Houston starter Charlie Morton (1-2), drove in a run with his single in the sixth off reliever Will Harris.

Evan Longoria, Steven Souza Jr. and Corey Dickerson had two hits each for the Rays, who have won four of five.

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The loss broke the Astros’ three-game win streak.

Austin Pruitt (2-0) got the win after 2 1/3 innings of hitless relief. Alex Colome pitched the ninth for his fourth save.

Astros center fielder George Springer, playing in his major league-leading 205th straight game, left in the fifth with a tight left hamstring.

Houston took an early 2-0 lead when Evan Gattis and Jose Altuve hit their first home runs of the season off Rays starter Blake Snell.

After Longoria’s two-run double tied it in the fifth for the Rays, the Astros took a 3-2 lead in the sixth when Altuve scored from second base on a grounder to first baseman Logan Morrison. But the Rays took control in their half of the inning.

Snell gave up three runs on three hits and five walks in five innings. In 21 1/3 innings over four starts, the left-hander has given up 15 hits and 15 walks while striking out 15.

Morton gave up five runs and eight hits in five innings. Harris gave up three hits to the four batters he faced in the big sixth inning and gave up his first run of the season.


Rays: RHP Jake Odorizzi threw 37 pitches during his first bullpen session since going on the 10-day disabled April 16 with a strained left hamstring. … CF Kevin Kiermaier struck out three times before being lifted for a pinch hitter on his 27th birthday. He had left Friday’s game early due to illness. … RHP Tommy Hunter left with a tight right calf after facing three batters in the sixth. … With LHP Xavier Cedeno on the 10-day disabled list because of left forearm tightness, manager Kevin Cash said RHP Danny Farquhar will have a “very heavy left-handed role” in the bullpen.


Astros: RHP Joe Musgrove (1-1) will take the hill in Sunday’s series finale. He has allowed 20 hits and walked five over 15 1/3 innings in his three starts.

Rays: RHP Matt Andriese (1-0) is Sunday’s starter. He has given up 18 homers over 78 2/3 innings in 17 appearances since last year’s All-Star break.

Twins option Mejia, place Haley on DL

Apr 22, 2017 11

The Minnesota Twins have optioned left-handed pitcher Adalberto Meja to Triple-A Rochester and haveplaced right-handed pitcher Justin Haley on the 10-day disabled list with right bicep tendinitis, the team announced Saturday.

Meja made three starts for the Twins, going 0-1, 5.79 ERA (9.1 IP, 6 ER) with eight walks and 10 strikeouts. Haley made five relief appearances, posting one save with a 4.15 ERA (13.0 IP, 6 ER) with three walks and 11 strikeouts in 2017.

Minnesota will make corresponding roster moves prior to Sundays game against Detroit at Target Field.

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Garrett Richards placed on 60-day DL with nerve irritation in right elbow

Apr 22, 2017 14

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards, left, leaves the field with a trainer after being relieved during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Just when Garrett Richards thought he caught a break, another setback.

The Angels have placed their right-handed fireballer on the 60-day disable list after a scan revealed irritation to the cutaneous nerve in his right arm. Richards had been sitting out since leaving his first start of the season with stiffness in his right bicep.

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— Angels (@Angels) April 22, 2017

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Last season, the seventh-year man narrowly avoided Tommy John surgery after a partial tear was found in his elbow ligament but stem cell treatment to the affected area showed promise.

After proclaiming himself fully healthy headed into 2017, Richards lasted just short of five innings before motioning to Angels trainers in his first start of the season.

Warriors rule out Kevin Durant and Steve Kerr for Game 3 vs. Blazers

Apr 22, 2017 11

The Golden State Warriors are without both Kevin Durant and Steve Kerr for Game 3 of their first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers.

The team announced Kerr would not coach due to an illness, with assistant Mike Brown serving as acting head coach. The Warriors did not elaborate on the nature of Kerr’s illness. Golden State also ruled out reserves Matt Barnes and Shaun Livingston.

UPDATE: Barnes (right ankle/foot sprain), Durant (left calf strain), Livingston (right index finger sprain & hand contusion) are OUT tonight

— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) April 23, 2017

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Durant is recovering from a left calf strain he suffered in Game 1. He practiced on Friday after sitting out Game 2 in Oakland, and Kerr told reporters the decision was largely precautionary (via The Mercury News):

Look, if it was Game 7 of the Finals, (Durant) could play, Kerr said. Were not talking about something that could damage his career. What were talking about is something that if it potentially gets worse and knocks him out for a few weeks, its not worth it.

“We’ve built up a nice bit of momentum in this series & we’re ready to capitalize on it.” — @StephenCurry30 #DubNation pic.twitter.com/QE6t7BxVxP

— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) April 22, 2017

The Warriors were 15-4 without Durant in the regular season, including a 14-game win streak in March and April.He suffered an MCL sprain and bone bruise in his left knee during a late February game against the Washington Wizards.

Portland big man Jusuf Nurkic, who was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his right leg in late March, was listed as doubtful for the Blazers, although he did warm up prior to the game:

Jusuf Nurki working out pregame. Draw your own conclusions, I have no idea. pic.twitter.com/dYBkewcIQe

— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) April 23, 2017

Golden State leads the series 2-0 entering Saturday’s Game 3 in Portland.


Follow the action from UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov

Apr 22, 2017 9

The UFC returns to Nashville tonight for an exciting featherweight tilt between fourth-ranked Cub Swanson and Ultimate Fighter alum Artem Lobov.

Swanson is looking to extend his impressive three-fight win streak when he takes on the unranked Lobov, who called for the bout against Swanson in an effort to prove he can hang with the best featherweights in the world.

In the co-main event, Raging Al Iaquinta returns from more than two years away to take on lightweight mainstay Diego Sanchez, while Jake Ellenberger and Ovince Saint Preux try to protect their spot in the standings when they take on unranked opponents on the main card.

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No. 22 XFINITY team faces possible penalties after post-race inspection

Apr 22, 2017 8

BRISTOL, Tenn. — The strong second-place run of Ryan Blaney in Saturday’s XFINITY Series race may be in jeopardy after his No. 22 Team Penske Ford was declared too low in the left front in post-race inspection.

When asked if the infraction would involved penalties to the No. 22 team, NASCAR officials said they would “have information on that later this week.”

Blaney finished second behind race winner Erik Jones in Saturday’s rain-delayed Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. He was leading until getting moved out of the way by Jones late in the race, and nearly caught back up to him even after that following the final restart.

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Jones’ winning No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota cleared post-race inspection with no issues, NASCAR said.

NASCAR officials also said it would be taking the Dash 4 Cash cars of Daniel Hemric and Justin Allgaier back to the NASCAR R&D Center in Concord, North Carolina for further inspection. Hemric won a $100,000 bonus as the Dash 4 Cash victor, finishing fifth in the race.

Alexis Davis uses superior grappling to spoil Cindy Dandois' UFC debut

Apr 22, 2017 11

Alexis Davis returned to the win column on Saturday night while also handing former Invicta FC contender Cindy Dandois a loss in her UFC debut.

Dandois was an interesting acquisition by the UFC after she made waves at both bantamweight and featherweight, which included a win over current Invicta featherweight champion Megan Anderson.

Unfortunately, the UFC did Dandois no favors by giving her Davis as a debut opponent considering the Canadian has faced a laundry list of top opponents throughout her career including bouts against Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey.

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As soon as the fight started, Dandois got the Davis to the ground following a quick exchange on the feet as the judo black belt looked to maintain control on top.

Unfortunately for Dandois, Davis is a very accomplished grappler and she worked out of the position with an armbar attempt that resulted in the former title challenger ending up in mount, raining down punches.

Dandois did a good job getting out of the bad position, but Davis was constantly throwing submissions at her including a couple of heel hooks before the round came to an end.

The second round saw Davis concentrate more on her striking while Dandois continued to search for the takedown, but she came up short on a head and arm throw that nearly backfired on her.

While the striking wasn’t ultra impressive from either fighter, Davis seemed to land the better strikes, but Dandois came back with a takedown just before the end of a very close round.

Dandois was able to get a couple more takedowns in the final five minutes of the fight, but she could never maintain any sort of control as Davis was constantly able to work her way off the bottom to stand back to the feet.

With time ticking away in the third round, Dandois got one more takedown, but this time Davis immediately kicked up her legs to wrap up a triangle choke with just seconds remaining. Dandois survived until the final horn, but Davis likely locked up the win with another submission attempt on the ground.

All three judges saw the fight the same way with 29-28 scores in favor of Davis, who gets back in the win column following a submission loss to Sara McMann last year.

As for Dandois, she drops her first fight in the UFC but could still test the waters at 145 pounds where she’s competed for a big part of her career as the promotion continues to explore more bouts in the featherweight division this year.

Former Tennessee RB Jalen Hurd announces he's heading to Baylor

Apr 22, 2017 11

Former Tennessee RB Jalen Hurd announced hes transferring to Baylor Saturday via Twitter.

Next chapter. pic.twitter.com/DbdDqP14EY

— Jalen Hurd (@MrHurd_1) April 22, 2017

A source told FOX Sports Hurd is transferring there with the expectation of playing wide receiver. The 21-year-oldplayed for the Vols at 6-3and242, but still displayed some impressive athleticism, broad-jumping 10-2 and clocking a fast 4.02 in the pro agility runwhich wouldve tied for seventh-fastest of all players at this winters NFL Combine (and he was about 40 pounds heavier than any of those guys who clocked a quicker time.)

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Hurd, who left the UT team and requested a transfer late last October, caught 67 passes for six touchdowns in two and a half seasons with the Vols. He will sit out the 2017 season and have one season of eligibility in 2018 for the Bears.