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Hassan Whiteside of Miami Heat says he’s ‘not as involved’ in offense, wants more minutes

MIAMI — Heat center Hassan Whiteside suggested a change in Miami’s offensive approach has affected his production in the playoffs. “It’s just different, man. I feel like our offense is a lot different. I’m not as involved in as many dribble handoffs as I was and post-ups as I was in the regular season,” Whiteside said after scoring five points in 13 minutes in Miami’s Game 3 loss to Philadelphia. “That’s what coach [Erik Spoelstra] wants. Coach wants me to just be in the corner and set picks. That’s what…

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Matt Harvey of New York Mets not receptive to possible move to bullpen

ATLANTA — New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway wouldn’t commit to giving Matt Harvey his next scheduled start after Harvey struggled in a 12-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. Harvey (0-2) gave up six runs in six innings, including a two-run homer to Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki in the first inning. Harvey’s ERA now sits at 6.00. “We haven’t made that determination yet,” Callaway said. “We’ll see moving forward. I’m not sure what we’re going to do.” Harvey wasn’t receptive to a question about possibly moving to…

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Football gossip: Pogba, Hart, Mahrez, Richarlison, Hazard

Paris St-Germain have made contact with agent Mino Raiola over a move for 25-year-old Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. (ESPN) The idea of France international Pogba returning to Juventus is a “mirage”, according to the Italian club’s chief executive Giuseppe Marotta. (Mediaset, via Manchester Evening News) United will demand £140m if Pogba is to leave Old Trafford this summer, two years after paying £89m to sign him. (Mail) Manchester City still want to sign Leicester’s 27-year-old Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez and are lining up a £65m summer bid. (Sun) The…

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Lamont Roach, Orlando Cruz fight to draw after referee’s controversial ruling

An apparent mistake by referee Luis Pabon probably cost Lamont Roach Jr. a decision victory over Orlando Cruz on Thursday in a bout that was ruled a 10-round draw. The fight headlined a Golden Boy on ESPN card at the Coliseo De Puerto Rico in San Juan. It was a close, uneventful bout between junior lightweight counterpunchers until the ninth round, when Roach, 22, connected with a left hook to Cruz’s head. Cruz, 39, staggered and then fell to the floor. It appeared to be a clean knockdown, but Pabon…

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Former New England Patriots broadcaster Gil Santos dies on 78th birthday

BOSTON — Gil Santos, the New England Patriots‘ longtime radio voice, died Thursday on his 78th birthday. WBZ NewsRadio confirmed Santos’ death. It didn’t give a cause of death. Santos was a sports anchor at WBZ for 38 years. Santos started working Patriots broadcasts games in 1966 as a color analyst. He took over play-by-play duties when the team moved to Foxborough in 1971. WBZ lost the team’s broadcast rights in the 1980s, and Santos returned to the station in 1991 and remained a fixture through the 2012 season. Santos…

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Grayson Murray handles the wind to lead Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Oaks Course

SAN ANTONIO — Grayson Murray fixed a flaw in his swing and hit the ball well enough that blustery conditions weren’t an issue for him Thursday in the Valero Texas Open. Coming off a missed cut at Hilton Head last week, Murray made seven birdies for a 5-under 67 and a one-shot lead. His only mistake was a double-bogey from a greenside bunker on the par-3 seventh hole. Jeff Maggert and Jesper Parnevik are the first-round leaders at 8-under at the PGA Tour Champions’ Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf….

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Oakland Athletics sell outfielder Trayce Thompson to Chicago White Sox, who sell infielder Tyler Saladino to Milwaukee Brewers

10:12 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CHICAGO — Outfielder Trayce Thompson was sold by the Oakland Athletics to the Chicago White Sox, who sold infielder Tyler Saladino to the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday. The 27-year-old Thompson will be joining his fourth team this year. He went to spring training with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Then he was claimed off waivers by the New York Yankees on April 3 and by Oakland two days later. He was 1-for-7 in three games with the A’s….

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Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron to sit out Game 4 with upper-body injury

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron was scratched from Thursday night’s game vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs. Bergeron, a Selke Award finalist for the league’s best defensive forward, is listed as day-to-day with an upper body injury. Bergeron appeared in the first three games of the best-of-seven first round series against Toronto and has posted five assists with a plus-4 rating. Boston leads the series, 2-1. Source link

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Evan Turner of Portland Trail Blazers ruled out with toe contusion

Portland Trail Blazers forward Evan Turner has been ruled out Thursday’s Game 3 against the New Orleans Pelicans because of a right toe contusion, the team announced. Asked about Turner’s status going forward, Portland coach Terry Stotts said, “I assume it’s day to day because the decision wasn’t made until this morning that he wasn’t gonna play. So we’ll see how it feels. Just right now he can’t go.” Turner’s absence certainly will affect the playing time of others. “Certainly Moe Harkless will play more. Pat Connaughton will play some….

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Light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev to defend his belt against Eleider Alvarez

Light heavyweight world titleholder Sergey Kovalev and contender Marcus Browne were poised to meet this summer in a fight that had been agreed to but was not yet signed — and now it won’t be signed. After Browne’s legal issues recently came to light in a report in the New York Daily News — he faces two misdemeanor domestic violence charges — Main Events CEO Kathy Duva, Kovalev’s promoter, quickly went to plan B and got a deal done in short order with an even more highly regarded contender, Eleider…

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