Nuggets’ Plumlee undergoes surgery to fix core-muscle injury

Denver Nuggets centre Mason Plumlee underwent surgery to fix a core-muscle injury. The team said Plumlee had the procedure performed Thursday morning by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia. Plumlee is expected to return to basketball activities this summer and be ready for training camp in the fall. He averaged 7.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists for a Nuggets team that narrowly missed out on the post-season. The 28-year-old Plumlee was acquired by Denver as part of a deal in February 2017 that sent centre Jusuf Nurkic to Portland. Plumlee signed a three-year, $41 million deal with the Nuggets last September. …read more Source:: Sportsnet.ca       

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Will Browns join Raiders in making NFL draft history?

Fifty years ago, the Raiders drafted two quarterbacks in the first two rounds of the NFL draft in what remains their greatest draft ever. Get Raiders news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free Raiders HQ newsletter. No team since 1968 has repeated what the Raiders did, but there are rumblings the Cleveland Browns may be tempted to select two quarterbacks early when the draft begins Thursday night. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield could be a target of the Cleveland Browns in the NFL draft. (AP Photo / Alonzo Adams) AP Photo/Alonzo AdamsThe Browns are expected to take a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick, with Oklahoma’s Baker… Read More

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Wyoming QB Josh Allen apologizes for offensive tweets sent in 2012-13

ARLINGTON, Texas — Former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen has apologized for a series of offensive tweets he sent while in high school. The potential No. 1 pick apologized for the now-deleted tweets to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith early Thursday, hours before the NFL draft Yahoo! Sports reported Allen sent the tweets in 2012 and 2013 and they contained racially insensitive language and offensive statements. Allen told Smith he was parroting rap lyrics and catchphrases from TV and pop culture, adding he was “young and dumb” at the time. ESPN says the tweets were removed from Allen’s account when it was vetted in January. Wyoming coach Craig Bohl says Allen had… Read More

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Two female taekwondo athletes sue their coaches, claiming they were sexually abused at Colorado Springs’ Olympic Training Center

Two female taekwondo athletes have sued in federal court, claiming they were sexually abused at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs by their coaches, Olympic gold medalist Steven Lopez, and his brother, Jean, a former U.S. Olympic coach. Amber Means Randall and Heidi Gilbert, both of California, brought separate civil lawsuits in Denver U.S. District Court on Wednesday. Randall sued Steven Lopez and Gilbert sued Jean Lopez. They are each seeking more than $75,000 in compensatory damages. Steven and Jean Lopez are two of three members of an Olympic taekwondo dynasty, having compiled numerous Olympic and world championship gold medals. All three brothers have been the subject of sexual… Read More

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Stock report: On Thybulle’s return, Rosen’s fate, the Rice Commission, the Pac-12’s task force and more

A weekly assessment of Pac-12 news, quasi-news and (occasional) non-news … Rising: Washington basketball. The Huskies’ outlook for 2018-19 brightened considerably this week when wing guard Matisse Thybulle announced he’s returning to school. Thybulle is the best defensive player in the conference and gives the Huskies a dimension of disruption most teams lack. Any improvement in his offensive game — he shot 36.5 percent from 3-point range last season — would elevate him to the highest tier of Pac-12 playmakers. If big man Noah Dickerson withdraws from the draft to join Thybulle, Jaylen Nowell and David Crisp, the Huskies would have a core capable of contending for the regular-season title.… Read More

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Breaking down how the Winnipeg Jets matchup against the Nashville Predators

Before the playoffs even began, fans around the hockey world were circling a potential second round matchup between Nashville and Winnipeg that everyone wanted to see. This series has been almost pre-destined since the mid-way point of the regular season. This clash of titans provided us with some of the best games of the entire regular season and everyone is hoping the series lives up to that hype. But aside from how entertaining it’s bound to be, which team has the edge? I like to look at the second half of the NHL season when comparing playoff teams. Not because the first half doesn’t matter at all, it’s just slightly… Read More

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