California governor: More spending for schools, child care

California governor: More spending for schools, child care Jerry Brown's revised budget proposal, released Thursday, contains too much spending and not enough fiscal discipline. For K-12 schools, funding levels will increase by about $4,058 per student in 2017-18 over 2011-12 levels. Still, Brown stood his ground on other elements of his January budget that irritated lawmakers and powerful interest groups, including the elimination of the middle-class col... [Full Article...]

Judge grants request to erase Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction

Judge grants request to erase Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction But, as CNN reports , prosecutors argued that the abatement should not apply in this instance because of what they said was evidence that Hernandez had taken his own life with the intention of getting this very result. "It is fair to conclude based on what was presented that it was a knowing decision that he had thought about and acted upon", Quinn told reporters, standing alongside Lloyd's m... [Full Article...]

Dillier delivers after long breakaway, Jungels stays pink

Dillier delivers after long breakaway, Jungels stays pink A five-man breakaway managed to keep clear of the peloton on the 217 kilometre race from Reggio Calabria to Terme Luigiane . To beat Jasper Stuyven in a sprint like this is insane, I still can't believe this. Woods' finish moved him up to 21st in the overall classification. Stuyven and Dillier then dropped Postlberger in the final 300 metres, but the Belgian was left agonisingly short as Dill... [Full Article...]

Kawhi Leonard officially out for Spurs in Game 6

Kawhi Leonard officially out for Spurs in Game 6 It was a tough first half of Game 6 for the Houston Rockets on Thursday night, and the Toyota Center Crowd let their team hear it heading into the break. Ginoboli showed that he's not yet done when he showed his incredible impersonation on the last minutes of the game after successfully blocking the MVP candidate, James Harden . [Full Article...]

Wizards Firmly Believe They're 'Better Team' Than Celtics After Game 4 Rout

The Celtics still have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series, but the after 89-116 drubbing, the perspective has changed. But with the series returning to Boston for Game 5 on Wednesday, he began to lobby for more calls after not going to the free throw line once. [Full Article...]

Earnhardt flirts with pole before Stenhouse steals show

It was also Stenhouse's first victory in 158 starts. He was greeted in victory lane first by auto owner Jack Roush, then girlfriend Danica Patrick, who was in street clothes because she wrecked out of the race earlier. The Big One - a wild and wicked tradition in Talladega - happened with 19 laps to go. "Thrilled with our vehicle, good speed", said Earnhardt, who didn't seem to be joking whe... [Full Article...]

Mets hoping to start Matt Harvey on Friday after ban ends

Swanson batted.302 in 38 games last season. He advised the Mets of the headache and went to the ballpark on Sunday when he was scheduled to pitch. "There's no question we've got to get some length out of our starters, or our pen's going to be dead in July", Collins said. [Full Article...]

Five reasons the Celtics outlasted the Wizards in Game 2

Five reasons the Celtics outlasted the Wizards in Game 2 Thomas played a game to remember as he scored 53 points while leading Boston to a 129-119 overtime win. In the Western Conference, NBA season wins leader Golden State beat visiting Utah 106-94 in the opener of their second-round series. "Two teams played their hearts out". "He's one of the biggest winners in this league", Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. "I wanted him to smile a little bit m... [Full Article...]

Spurs vs Rockets in Game 6

In overtime, the Spurs received seven of their nine points from Green and solid defense from Simmons on Harden, who was scoreless in the extra frame. He'll be at the Toyota Center on Thursday to hype up the crowd before tipoff. "I remember saying to a couple of the guys this is what we live for, these moments, to play in these situations", Spurs point guard Patty Mills said. [Full Article...]

Why Arsenal could play Liverpool for final Champions League spot

Why Arsenal could play Liverpool for final Champions League spot And Wenger, who remains under pressure following a string of bad results, knew who to thank for what could prove to be a vital win. Not only did the goal see Sanchez reach 20 goals for the first time in a Premier League season but it also took him onto 14 away goals for the campaign - the most by anyone this year. [Full Article...]

Wayne Rooney focused on fighting for Manchester United place

Wayne Rooney focused on fighting for Manchester United place He has been linked with former club Everton and a move to China over the last few months but he was clear about where he would like to play next season, if given the option. He is not the player he was, but he is the most under-appreciated footballer we have seen in English football", Salvage told BBC. Rooney is in the squad for Thursday's match at Old Trafford, with United looking to build on a... [Full Article...]

'Angry' Petr Cech hurting after Arsenal lose at Tottenham

In the penultimate game at White Hart Lane before the stadium is demolished, Dele Alli scrambled the ball into the net and Harry Kane won a soft penalty that he converted. When Tottenham fans sang "Arsene Wenger, we want you to stay" there was no sympathy. Such instability and uncertainty is usually the preserve of Arsenal's neighbors, with Pochettino the 11th manager Wenger has faced during... [Full Article...]

Jurgen Klopp thinks Liverpool are close to contenders Chelsea

Jurgen Klopp thinks Liverpool are close to contenders Chelsea That came just three days after his Premier League debut and while his first-team appearances - eight in all - have become more infrequent in the last couple of months he has still been involved with Jurgen Klopp's squad. Afterwards, Can reiterated the victory's importance, saying that was "a big step" in Liverpool's search for a top-four finish and that with all the quality the Reds have, they sh... [Full Article...]

Jardim: 'Efficiency made the difference' UEFA Champions League

Jardim: 'Efficiency made the difference' UEFA Champions League Although Monaco had glimpses of goal after the restart, with Falcao firing straight at Buffon, they were also their own worst enemies. "We're very close to big objectives this year". Mbappe provided a symbol for Monaco's problems with the Juventus defence when he collapsed in the box after being stopped by rugged central defender Giorgio Chiellini just before halftime. [Full Article...]

Drake's Old Antics Don't Work Against LeBron James & Cavs

The Raptors led by as many as five points in the third quarter. The Raptors played without star point guard Kyle Lowry who sprained his ankle in Wednesday's loss in Cleveland. In all three games against the Raptors he has hit that points total. He might have been Toronto's bright spot in Game 2 with 22 points in 25 minutes, and he'll have to play a big role in Game 3 if the Raptors are ... [Full Article...]

Philippe Coutinho Says Injury 'Isn't Serious' After Liverpool's Win vs

I think it's the best goal that I ever scored. "I saw the space and I run behind". "That meant there was more pressure on us because if we hadn't done our job then the other teams dropping points wouldn't have meant anything, but it was positive pressure and we kept our heads". [Full Article...]

Spurs beat Rockets in OT to take 3-2 series lead

Patty Mills had 14 points and seven assists in place of the injured Tony Parker . With the series tied at 2, it shifted to San Antonio for Game 5 and the hometown Spurs took care of business. Aldridge was great in Games Three and Five to help put the Spurs up, 3-2. During the playoffs, the Spurs are second in bench scoring, the Warriors on the other hand are ranked sixth. [Full Article...]

Orioles pound out 8-3 win over Red Sox

Orioles pound out 8-3 win over Red Sox Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado went 2-for-5 from the dish on Thursday, smacking a three-run home run and also stealing a base as the Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3. Torre held a conference call with the two managers, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski and Orioles GM Dan Duquette Wednesday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Penguins top Capitals in series opener

Phil Kessel gave the Penguins a lead they never relinquished with a shot off the rush following some nifty puckhandling from Sidney Crosby . Alex Ovechkin scored his fourth goal of the playoffs to cut the deficit to 2-1 late in the second period, and Washington tied it at 8:05 of the third. [Full Article...]

Celtics take 3-2 series lead over Wizards

Avery Bradley scored 29 points and grabbed six rebounds to help the Celtics beat the Wizards, 123-101. Sure, the Clippers-Jazz first round series went seven games and it had some compelling moments and maybe there was a game or two here or there that captured the imagination but for sustained drama? The Wizards would never threaten the rest of the way, trailing by as much as 26 points in... [Full Article...]

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