Landry Shamet hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 16.5 seconds left, Stephen Curry couldn’t answer on the other end, and the Clippers somehow rallied from 31 points down on the road to stun the Golden State Warriors 135-131 on Monday night and even their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.I’m one of those guys who can get hot.”Curry scored 29 points and put the Warriors up 131-128 with 58 seconds left before Shamet’s dagger on a night the two-time defending NBA champions lost DeMarcus Cousins to a leg injury in the first quarter.But I thought it was our spirit more than anything,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.I loved the end of the game.”Williams tied the game on a jumper with 1:10 to play then Curry immediately answered.
Wilson posted a video on social media early Tuesday saying, “Seattle, we got a deal,” shortly after agreeing to a $140 million, four-year extension with the Seahawks, his agent Mark Rodgers told The Associated Press.Wilson’s new deal runs through the 2023 season and includes a $65 million signing bonus, a no-trade clause and $107 million in guaranteed money.Wilson’s per year average of $35 million tops Aaron Rodgers’ average annual salary of $33.5 million as part of the $134 million extension he signed last year with the Green Bay Packers.Wilson’s current $87.6 million, four-year deal was signed at the beginning of training camp in 2015 and was set to expire after next season.“Russell’s goal and his hope was that he would continue his career with the Seahawks and continue to bring championships to this town,” Rodgers said.“He believes there is still unfinished business and he is looking forward to pursuing that without having to worry about contracts and his future.”
For someone with mental health issues who suffers in silence, the help never seeks them out."While many high-profile athletes have chosen to speak out recently about their experiences of mental health problems, a new report has been hearing about experiences in grassroots sport.Football coach Melanie Timberlake was one of 1,200 people to respond to the nationwide study looking into mental health across sport.Overall, about one in four respondents said they currently experience mental illness and one-third said they also knew of others who currently did so.Figures from Mind suggest one in four people across all walks of life will suffer with mental health disorders each year.Women who responded were more likely to report mental health problems, with 64% saying they had ever suffered compared to 51% of men surveyed.
The NHL has suspended Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri for the rest of the first round of the playoffs for cross-checking Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk in the head.The decision was announced Monday, shortly before Game 3 of the best-of-seven series that is knotted 1-1.Kadri hit DeBrusk in the third period of Boston’s 4-1 victory Saturday.It is the fifth suspension of Kadri’s career.He was banned three games for boarding in the opener of last year’s series with the Bruins and has had seven previous hearings with the NHL since 2013.All four of his previous suspensions involved contact with an opponent’s head.
Family was the inspiration for James Adducci when he decided to wager $85,000 on Tiger Woods to win the Masters.He’s been through a lot of health issues.On Monday, Adducci, who bet on Woods at odds of 14-1, was presented with a check Monday for more than $1.2 million by Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill U.S., and Paul Hobson, general manager at SLS.Check Out the 2019 Betting odds to win the PGA ChampionshipAdducci said he started to feel confident when Francesco Molinari, who was playing in Woods’ group, hit his tee shot into the water and took a double bogey on the par-3 12th hole.“(Molinari) played flawless golf for three days and nine holes.
The question of whether Indiana will allow sports betting by mobile devices is still up for debate in the state Legislature.The Indiana House voted 78-15 Monday in favor of a bill that includes limiting the legalization of sports wagering to casino sites.The state Senate previously supported permitting online sports betting , so lawmakers face a deadline later this month for reaching agreement on what to allow.Some House members who oppose allowing sports bets by mobile devices call it a significant expansion of gambling that could lead to traditional casino games moving online.Republican Rep. Allan Morrison of Brazil argued Monday that limiting sports betting to casinos will mean a big loss in tax revenue.The bill would also allow new casinos in Gary and Terre Haute.
No comeback by Tiger Woods was ever going to be complete without a major.So much appeal of that red shirt beneath a green jacket involved looking back at all Woods had to overcome to reach that moment — a Masters champion once again — that so many thought would never happen.The fourth surgery to rebuild his left knee.“Overwhelming,” he said with a voice still hoarse from all that screaming.He also briefly led Sunday in the British Open, and was one shot behind on the back nine at the PGA Championship.It was anyone’s game until Francesco Molinari, who earlier hit 8-iron in Rae’s Creek on the 12th hole for double bogey, hit a wedge off a tree limb and into the water on the par-5 15th that led to double bogey.
After losing in the Stanley Cup Final last June, the Vegas Golden Knights looked to bolster their forward depth by trading for Max Pacioretty and signing Paul Stastny before the season.At the trade deadline, they dealt for Mark Stone.Defenseman Shea Theodore had three assists and Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves.“We know we have more to give and we want to contribute for our team,” said Stone, who leads the league with six goals in the playoffs.As a whole, we’re trying to make sure we’re playing consistent.”Stastny, who leads the league with six assists in the postseason, is tied with Stone for the league lead with eight points.
An engineering firm has determined the last historic section of Pimlico Race Course isn’t safe, meaning almost 7,000 seats won’t be available for the Preakness Stakes next month.The Baltimore Sun reports the Maryland Jockey Club will hold a news conference Monday about the closure of 6,670 seats in the Old Grandstand’s open-air section.The club told ticket buyers of the closure in an email Saturday about the May 18th race.Pimlico’s website says the seats make up about 17.5% of the overall seated capacity of nearly 38,000 people.An additional 82,000 people are estimated to fit in standing room and infield areas.Lawmakers recently rejected legislation to accelerate plans to renovate Laurel Park and a Bowie facility so they could host the race.
Suspensions, injuries, surprise new player additions -- those and other things can swing a playoff series, and these NHL playoffs may be no exception.Let’s take a look at how some recent developments might affect the Stanley Cup betting odds of several current NHL series.Hedman Absence Further Dooms LightningProbably the biggest story of these playoffs so far has been the collapse of the Tampa Bay Lightning.A 3-0 lead in the first period of Game 1 against the second wild-card Columbus Blue Jackets is now a 3-0 series deficit.Hedman missed the final four games of the regular season, and didn’t play well in the first two games.The Lightning - prohibitive favorites all seasonfor the Stanley Cup, a team that tied the all-time NHL record with 62 regular-season wins, are now +500 to win this series at SugarHouse and the Blue Jackets -770.
Tiger Woods was not supposed to win The Masters.At odds commonly found around +1400, he was supposed to show early and fade.But golf betting is always a different animal.In the end, the only fools were the bookmakers, as Tiger claimed the jacket and sportsbooks lost millions.Sportsbooks Got DunkedThe headline of the bet on Tiger was an $85,000 bet at William Hill’s Sportsbook at SLS Casino in Las Vegas.The Superbook at Westgate ended up paying out $120,000 on a $10,000 bet on Tiger.
3 seed in the East, which was relevant because it meant missing the Bucks in Round 2 and the Celtics, their kryptonite in both the regular and postseason, in Round 1.When the dust settled that team was the Brooklyn Nets, a team the Sixers had beaten by 13 points at home during that hot stretch in late March.Oddsmakers still think they’ll move on to the second round, but their confidence is wavering.Despite their Game 1 loss, which we’ll break down below, the Sixers are still -210 on to win the seven-game series.Sportsbooks Believe Sixers Will Bounce BackEven though the odds are far less than the -501 they were at the outset of the playoffs, this is still a team with the series’ three best players (Embiid, Simmons, Butler), more playoff experience and likely homecourt advantage if they can return to Philadelphia with the series tied 2-2.There’s plenty of reason to believe they’ll turn things around in time to hold off a pesky Brooklyn team.
Tiger Woods may have went 11 years between winning a major championship, but oddsmakers believe he won’t go that long without a win -- and in fact, he is now the betting favorite to win golf’s other three major tournaments this year following his resounding Masters win on Sunday.Woods is listed at +600 to win the British Open, +600 to win the U.S. Open and +700 to win the PGA Championship, according to odds listed on 888Sport.. Dustin Johnson (+800) has the second-best odds to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship, and is tied for second with Rory McIlroy +1000 to win the British Open.No golfer has ever won all four majors in a single calendar year.A Surprising Masters WinGoing into the Masters weekend, Woods had the third-best odds, listed at +1400 in the majority of sportsbooks, which took a bit of a beating.McIlroy at +800 was considered the favorite to win at Augusta National Golf Club, with Johnson second at +1000.McIlroy tied with seven other players for 21st, eight strokes in arrears.
Tiger Woods hadn’t won a major since 2008.One bettor walked into the William Hill sportsbook at SLS Las Vegas last Tuesday and laid down $85,000 on Woods to win at 14-1 odds.That’s a $1,190,000 payout, the largest I’ve ever seen or heard of in regards to odds to win golf wagering in Nevada.It certainly was a great day for golf and Woods, who won his 15th major overall, just three behind Jack Nicklaus for the most all-time.While we can count William Hill as a certain loser for the day, the rest of Nevada’s sports books had mixed results despite Woods being the most popular wager just about everywhere.“We did very well,” said Station Casinos sports book director Jason McCormick.
Francesco Molinari was gracious in defeat, despite losing control of the Masters following a wet and disappointing back nine.Just two bad shots, that’s all it took.Two splashdowns in the water and two double bogeys Sunday left him watching Tiger Woods celebrate capturing another green jacket.But Molinari was anything but petulant following the stinging setback.Despite blowing a three-shot lead during the final round, he could appreciate the roars from the crowd and the electric atmosphere at Augusta National.However, he stopped short of saying he turned into a fan for a moment on the 18th green when Woods won.
It wasn’t long after celebrating Craig Smith’s overtime goal that P.K.“It’s hand-to-hand combat out there.”Subban and the Central Division-winning Predators needed to work overtime just to even things with the Stars at a game apiece, and the Colorado Avalanche got a sudden-death goal from Nathan MacKinnon to tie up their series against the Western Conference top-seeded Calgary Flames.“It’s nerve-racking, but it’s definitely fun,” Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said.None of these first-round series are going to be easy — even for the Capitals, who will go into a madhouse Monday (7 p.m. EDT, CNBC) for the first Hurricanes home playoff game in a decade.As the series shifts to Toronto, the Maple Leafs will be without center Nazem Kadri for at least Game 3 (7 p.m. EDT, NBCSN), who has an in-person hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety earlier in the day for cross-checking Jake DeBrusk in the face.
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Jordan Eberle scored for the third straight game, Robin Lehner stopped 25 shots and the Islanders rolled to a 4-1 victory over the stunned Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday to take a 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal.Brock Nelson added his second goal of the playoffs and Leo Komarov scored the first postseason goal of his career for the Islanders, who have pushed the star-laden Penguins to the brink of elimination.Eberle tied it 28 seconds later and Nelson’s wrist shot put New York in front to stay just 1:02 after Eberle’s third playoff goal in as many games.Komarov’s third-period goal gave the Islanders more than enough breathing room, and Anders Lee put the Penguins away with an empty-net goal with 1:28 remaining.Matt Murray finished with 32 saves for the Penguins, but Pittsburgh again struggled to generate any sort of offensive momentum against the Islanders.Pittsburgh needs a win in Game 4 on Tuesday to avoid being swept for the first time since the 2013 Eastern Conference finals against Boston.
Luke Walton will become coach of the Sacramento Kings, securing another NBA head coaching job just a day after parting ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons.His move to the Kings was confirmed to The Associated Press on Saturday by a person who spoke on condition of anonymity because it hadn’t been finalized.A formal announcement from the Kings is expected in the next couple of days.Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac fired Dave Joerger on Thursday after the coach helped develop the young Kings into playoff contenders before ultimately falling short in the franchise’s 13th straight losing season.Also Thursday, the Kings extended Divac’s contract through the 2022-23 season — and Walton’s deal is expected to run those same four years.Sacramento features several talented young players acquired by Divac: guards De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield, forward Marvin Bagley III and center Willie Cauley-Stein.
At this rate, Jose Altuve is going to find himself invited to participate in the home run derby — no matter what he claims.“If I keep hitting homers to help my team, I’ll be happy.”Altuve homered for the fifth straight game, Justin Verlander struck out eight of the first 10 batters he faced and finished with a season-high 11, and the Houston Astros won their eighth straight beating the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Saturday night.Altuve homered for the sixth time in the past five games with a solo shot off Seattle starter Felix Hernandez (1-1) in the fifth inning.“Pretty remarkable, just the contact he’s getting and the strength,” Houston manager A.J.“I made two mistakes, two homers.