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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) makes a save on Washington Capitals Justin Williams (14) as Ian Cole (28) moves in to help during the first period of Game 4 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Patric Hornqvist makes a living by working in tight spaces. Given a rare moment of freedom from his usual spot parked in front of the opponent's net, the Pittsburgh Penguins forward pushed the Washington Capitals to the brink of elimination. Hornqvist fired a loose puck between Braden Holtby's legs 2:34 into overtime to give the Penguins a 3-2 victory Wednesday night in Game 4 of the tightly contested second-round series.


Posted: May 5, 2016, 4:55 am

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 4: J.R. Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots a three point jump shot over Kyle Korver #26 of the Atlanta Hawks during the first half of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 4, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Dropping jumpers from every corner and angle, the Cleveland Cavaliers drained an NBA record 25 3-pointers - the most in any regular season or playoff game - during a 123-98 runaway win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night in Game 2 of their second-round series. J.R. Smith made seven 3s as the Cavs, looking like an Eastern Conference version of Golden State's Splash Brothers, had the most prolific outside shooting game of any team in league history. From the outset, they were on target and on a tear, and afterward LeBron James struggled to explain it.


Posted: May 5, 2016, 4:50 am

CHARLOTTE, NC - APRIL 25: Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat watches on from the bench against the Charlotte Hornets during game four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Time Warner Cable Arena on April 25, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Chris Bosh's season is now officially over, regardless of how far the Miami Heat advance in the postseason. The Heat and Bosh made the announcement Wednesday afternoon after the team practiced in Toronto, ending the recent speculation that Bosh would try to return to the court during the playoffs. It's the second consecutive year that Bosh's season ended at the break because of problems with clotting, and the joint statement came one day after the National Basketball Players Association urged Bosh and the team to resolve any issues they have about his immediate future.


Posted: May 4, 2016, 11:11 pm

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Doug O'Neill was all smiles after early 3-1 favorite Nyquist drew the No. 13 post for the 142nd Kentucky Derby. Nyquist left from the same spot when he won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile last year at Keeneland, part of his 7-0 career record.


Posted: May 4, 2016, 10:55 pm

This booking photo provided by the Highland Park, Texas, Department of Public Safety, shows former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, who was booked and posted bond Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in a domestic violence case, one day before he faces his first court hearing. The Heisman Trophy winner and former Texas A&M star was indicted by a grand jury last month after his ex-girlfriend alleged he hit her and threatened to kill her during a night out in January. (AP Photo/Highland Park Department of Public Safety)

Johnny Manziel has been booked and posted bond in a domestic violence case, one day before the former Cleveland Browns quarterback faces his first court hearing. Manziel attorney Robert Hinton said Wednesday that the 23-year-old quarterback presented himself for booking and a mugshot. Manziel faces a Class A misdemeanor that carries up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.


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Australian Leishman withdraws from Rio citing Zika

Marc Leishman of Australia hits his tee shot on the second hole during first round play in the 2013 Masters golf tournament in AugustaGolfer Marc Leishman said on Thursday he has withdrawn his candidacy for the Rio Olympics, citing the Zika virus and health concerns for his wife, becoming the first Australian athlete to withdraw over the mosquito-borne virus. Leishman, Australia's number three golfer, was first in the race to qualify for Rio alongside compatriot and world number one Jason Day after former U.S. Masters champion Adam Scott ruled himself out of the tournament last month. The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) confirmed world number 35 Leishman had become the first prospective Australian Olympian to withdraw from Rio over the Zika virus.


LeBron tells Cavaliers to soak up record night

NBA: Playoffs-Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland CavaliersLeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers team mates have bigger fish to fry but the superstar implored his men to enjoy their record-breaking night on Wednesday. The Cavaliers knocked down an incredible NBA record 25 three-pointers in their 123-98 Game 2 win over the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference semi-finals, taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. It keeps the side on track to claim the first NBA championship for the franchise.


Cavs take long-range approach to big win over Hawks

NBA: Playoffs-Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers(The Sports Xchange) - LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers made a record 25 three-pointers to pound the Atlanta Hawks 123-98 on Wednesday to take a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. Ten Cavs made three-pointers, led by J.R. Smith with seven. Dahntay Jones' corner three-pointer with 2:24 left gave the Cavs the all-time record, surpassing the 2009 Orlando Magic and the 2014 Houston Rockets, who each made 23 treys in a game.


Cavs use long-range 3 point onslaught to pound Hawks

Mo Williams of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots makes the 25th record-setting three point shot of the game over Mike Muscala of the Atlanta Hawks during the NBA Eastern Conference semifinalsThe Cleveland Cavaliers fired a record-setting 25 three pointers as they pummelled the Atlanta Hawks 123-98 to seize a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference playoff series on Wednesday. Cleveland produced 18 first half three pointers which propelled them to a 74-38 halftime lead. JR Smith led the barrage from beyond the arc with seven overall as 10 Cleveland players made three pointers in the second round postseason game.


Aussie golfer Leishman to skip Olympics over Zika fears

The threat of mosquito-borne Zika has forced Marc Leishman to pull out of the Rio OlympicsGolfer Marc Leishman pulled out of the Rio Olympics on Thursday over fears about the Zika virus and its possible impact on his wife, after fellow Australian Adam Scott also withdrew. Leishman is Australia's number three and after Scott's controversial move to skip Rio because of his busy schedule, he was in line to join world number one Jason Day in Brazil.


Quarterback Manziel booked by Texas police on assault charge

Highland Park Texas Department of Public Safety booking photos of former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny ManzielBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was booked by police in Dallas County on Wednesday and posted bond on a charge of beating his ex-girlfriend earlier this year, police said. Manziel had a mug shot taken and posted bond of $1,500, police said.


Furyk back from injury as McIlroy defends at Quail Hollow

PGA: The Barclays - Second RoundBy Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - American 17-times PGA Tour winner Jim Furyk makes his comeback from injury at this week's Wells Fargo Championship, where Rory McIlroy is defending champion. Furyk, 45, has not played since September due to a left wrist injury that required surgery in February and he will have plenty of work to do if he is to secure a spot in his 10th consecutive Ryder Cup later this year. McIlroy is also raring to go after three weeks off, having not played since the Masters, where he tied for 10th and was not happy with aspects of his swing.


Miami Heat's Bosh out for rest of NBA playoffs

Basketball - Heat's Bosh out for rest of playoffs"The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh announce that Chris will not be playing in the remainder of the 2016 NBA Playoffs," a joint statement from player and club said. Bosh hasn't played since February 9 due to a blood clots in his calf. In March, Bosh issued a statement saying his condition this season had "never been life threatening" and he was confident he would return to the court.


Skipping Rio does not mean abandoning Australia, says Scott

PGA: The Masters - Final RoundBy Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Former world number one Adam Scott says he will be glued to television coverage of the Olympic Games in August, but does not plan to watch any of the golf. Two weeks after announcing that he would skip the Rio Games, the first prominent player to do so, Scott on Wednesday spoke about his decision, saying he has not abandoned Australia and feels that he represents his nation every time he competes. "I love watching the Olympics, the swimming and athletics (track and field), absolutely," the 2013 Masters champion told Reuters, before adding that he would tune out the golf.


Golf-Skipping Rio does not mean abandoning Australia, says Scott

By Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, May 4 (Reuters) - Former world number one Adam Scott says he will be glued to television coverage of the Olympic Games in August, but does not plan to watch any of the golf. Two weeks after announcing that he would skip the Rio Games, the first prominent player to do so, Scott on Wednesday spoke about his decision, saying he has not abandoned Australia and feels that he represents his nation every time he competes. "I love watching the Olympics, the swimming and athletics (track and field), absolutely," the 2013 Masters champion told Reuters, before adding that he would tune out the golf.

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