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Kobe explains how Jaylen Brown can put pressure on Cavs' defense
This time, the topic is Jaylen Brown and how the 21-year-old can put pressure on the Cavs' defense in transition. Bryant, from Brown's perspective, says in his breakdown: If I can push hard in transition, put a lot of pressure on the defense, that collapses the defense. Once the defense collapses, then it becomes my responsibility to find shooters on the perimeter. My ability to carry the thrust in transition - make or miss - puts a lot of pressure on that Cleveland defense.
Current, former NFL players push reform message: Break cycles of injustice at the voting booth
He's pictured here at Harvard talking criminal justice with former NFL player Anquan Boldin, center, and New England Patriots' Devin McCourty, also members of the Players' Coalition. Kim Ogg, elected in Harris County , has opted for reform instead of jail on low-level marijuana offenses and eliminated cash bail for certain offenses. As a nation, we must expand efforts to break cycles of injustice at the voting booth, where one of the most influential people in the criminal justice system gets elected: the American prosecutor.
Angels' Rene Rivera out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery
It's obviously a tough break for Rene right now, a tough break for us, manager Mike Scioscia said. Rivera was placed on the 10-day disabled list May 20, a move retroactive to May 17. The Angels said right-hander Matt Shoemaker had mild fluid in his pitching forearm, according to an MRI on Thursday in Los Angeles. He also was examined in St Louis this week by Dr Susan Mackinnon, who ruled out peripheral nerve involvement.
Ohio State eliminates Michigan in Big Ten Tournament
Tyler Cowles knocked in a pair of runs and Ohio State held off Michigan 5-3 on Friday, eliminating the Wolverines from the Big Ten Tournament. Ohio State jumped ahead 2-0 on RBI hits by Cowles and Noah McGregor in the third inning, and Bo Coolen's home run to right made it 3-1 Ohio State in the sixth. Cowles made it a 5-1 game with an RBI flyout later that inning.
Nasa Hataoka leads LPGA Tour event in Michigan
Hataoka, who lost in a playoff last week in the Kingsmill Championship in Virginia, made seven birdies Friday at Travis Pointe Country Club. She began her round on No 10, and her best stretch came toward the end, when she birdied Nos. The 19-year-old Japanese player was at 9 under for the tournament. Gaby Lopez (68), Jodi Ewart Shadoff (70) and Lindy Duncan (70) were another stroke back. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
GM says 'overwhelming likelihood' Suns will keep No. 1 pick
Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said the overwhelming likelihood is that the team will keep its No 1 overall pick and not trade it away. The Suns won the lottery for the first No 1 pick in the franchise's 50-year history. The Suns GM noted that the young European guard is really, really big - 6-foot-6 and weighs 218 pounds. The Suns also have the No 16 pick overall in the draft and, in the second round, Nos.
Ohtani likely to rejoin Angels' rotation next week
Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani reacts after he struck out looking during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. NEW YORK (AP) - Shohei Ohtani likely will rejoin the Los Angeles Angel's rotation next week. Then he'll throw a light bullpen, then he'll throw a heavier bullpen and then we'll get an idea of when he's ready.
Rose has 2nd-round Colonial lead; up-and-down Grillo 1 back
Justin Rose shot a 6-under 64 in the second round at Colonial on Friday, getting to 10 under for a one-stroke lead over Emiliano Grillo in the Fort Worth Invitational. The Englishman had five birdies in a seven-hole stretch in the middle of his round. Grillo had a 67 that included six consecutive holes without a par. Jordan Spieth, one of the locals and No 3 in the world, was 3 under after a 68.
Disgruntled fans break into Brazil pre-World Cup training
Brazil's Neymar, right, embraces Fernandinho during a national soccer team practice session ahead the World Cup in Russia, at the Granja Comary training center In Teresopolis, Brazil, Friday, May 25, 2018. TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) - Disgruntled fans have broken into a Brazil training session for the World Cup and booed the national team over a lack of contact with local supporters. Friday's open training in Teresopolis was the only chance local fans had to be with Brazil players since the beginning of preparations on Monday.
New York Yankees Derek Jeter rookie card sets modern-day record with sale price of $99,100
A Derek Jeter rookie card sold for $99,100, which is the highest price ever paid for a modern-day baseball card, ESPN reported. This Jeter card, a foil card, came from a set of 1993 Upper Deck SP . A LeBron James rookie card sold for $312,000 in 2016 and two Tom Brady rookie cards sold for $250,000 and more than $100,000 this year. Proietti told ESPN he started working on the 1993 Upper Deck SP set 25 years ago, looking for the Don Mattingly card.
Washington state prosecutors drop assault charges against Hope Solo
Martin Rogers believes the World Cup group stage is filled with plenty of drama, potential Cinderella stories and star-studded matchups. (AP) - Prosecutors in Washington state have dropped domestic violence charges against former US national team star goalkeeper Hope Solo. Solo was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault in 2014 after police said she assaulted two family members at a home in Kirkland, east of Seattle. An attorney for Kirkland, Melissa Osman, wrote in court documents that the circumstances were unlikely to be repeated.
Justify won't have Audible to kick around in Belmont Stakes
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify won't have to further contend with Audible in pursuit of the colt's bid for the Triple Crown. Both Justify and Audible are co-owned by WinStar Farm and there had been much speculation whether the owners would pit them against each other when Justify tries to complete a Triple Crown sweep in the Belmont on June 9. Elliott Walden, WinStar president and CEO, was at Belmont Park on Friday to see Audible and discussed the situation with Pletcher.
Southampton hires Hughes as full-time manager
Southampton has hired Mark Hughes as its full-time manager after he kept the club in the Premier League during a three-month interim spell at the end of last season. Southampton said Friday that Hughes has signed a three-year deal. Hughes says now it is vital that we take the unbelievable support we received from the fans during the last few games into next season. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Cubs' Ben Zobrist awaiting resolution on cleat controversy
Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist hits a two-run double off San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Will Smith during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, May 25, 2018, in Chicago. CHICAGO (AP) - Ben Zobrist says he's awaiting a resolution after being warned a few weeks ago by Major League Baseball for wearing black cleats in violation of the sport's uniform regulations. The Chicago Cubs infielder says baseball needs a consensus from the teams and players have to come to one.
Greg Bird Is Rejoining the Yankees, Carrying Yet Another Bat
The most potent offense in baseball is about to get even stronger Saturday, when the Yankees - who lead the major leagues in home runs, slugging percentage and runs - will get first baseman Greg Bird back. Manager Aaron Boone said Friday that the Yankees plan to recall Bird, who has been out all season after having surgery to remove a bone spur from his troublesome right ankle, from a rehabilitation assignment.
K-State signs Weber extends Weber through 2022-23 season
Kansas State coach Bruce Weber signed a two-year contract extension Friday that provides a bump in his salary and could keep him with the Wildcats through the 2022-23 season. The extension, which came less than a year after Weber agreed to a new two-year contract, extends his deal to five years. He will earn $2.5 million this season with an additional $100,000 each season, culminating with a $2.9 million base salary the final year of the deal.
Milwaukee chief confirms discipline for officers
This Jan 26, 2018, police body camera footage released by Milwaukee Police Department shows police officers holding down Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown after using a stun gun in a Walgreens parking lot in Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Latest on the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown and the police body camera video : 5:25 p.m. Milwaukee's police chief has confirmed the discipline for three officers in the arrest of Bucks player Sterling Brown.
Bucks player 'gave in' during arrest to avoid officers' guns
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown said Friday he gave in when police used a stun gun as they detained him for a parking violation because he didn't want officers to pull out their guns. I just wanted to get out of the situation and get home, Brown told the Journal Sentinel. An officer had approached Brown because he was double-parked in a handicap spot and the interaction quickly escalated.
Martorano homers, UNC routs Georgia Tech 9-0 at ACC tourney
Brandon Martorano hit a three-run home run, Luca Dalatri struck out eight in five innings and North Carolina beat Georgia Tech 9-0 on Friday at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Pittsburgh, the No 12 seed, had already advanced out of the three-team pool by beating both of these teams earlier in the week. Dalatri and three relievers combined to shut out the eighth-seeded Yellow Jackets (31-27). Dalatri, in just his second appearance after missing two months with an elbow injury, allowed two hits.
Tigers' Cabrera could return 'soon' from hamstring injury
Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera made one thing clear when he went on the disabled list May 4 with a right hamstring strain: He plans to return on his timetable. Cabrera, who told reporters May 15 that fans don't appreciate when he tries to play hurt, could return to the lineup in the coming days. After running Friday, Cabrera said he felt good and expects to return soon.

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