• Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love will miss the remainder of Game 4 of his team's first-round playoff series with the Boston Celtics on Sunday after injuring his shoulder in a battle for a loose ball with Boston's Kelly Olynyk:

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    With just under 5 1/2 minutes remaining in the opening quarter, Love and Olynyk were scrapping for rebounding position after a missed 3-pointer by Boston's Jae Crowder. Olynyk latched onto Love's left arm as they ran away from the basket; after a couple of seconds of tangling, Love yelped in pain and instantly grabbed for his left shoulder. The referees whistled Olynyk for a loose-ball foul and Love sprinted straight off the court, back to the Cavaliers locker room.

    Soon after Love exited the game, ABC's Heather Cox reported that the Cavaliers said he will not return to action. Team physician Dr. Richard Parker was examining the arm, which had already been iced and wrapped. At

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  • Sunday is the most important day in the young career of 17-year-old Brooke Henderson.

    The Canadian former world No. 1 amateur carries a one-shot lead into the final round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. Were she to survive at Lake Merced Golf Club and pick up her first LPGA win, it would give her a foundation from which to launch a long career. 

    "If someone told me at the beginning of the week I would be leading going into the final round, I would've taken it," Henderson said Saturday evening.

    Henderson has no LPGA status, denied the opportunity to play in the tour's Q-School last December. Commissioner Mike Whan declined to give Henderson a waiver that would have allowed her to play despite being younger than the tour's age floor of 18. Whan has been consistent in refusing to grant that exception unless a player has already won an LPGA event.

    If Henderson wins on Sunday, she would earn a two-year exemption but would still need to petition Whan for that exemption. He'd likely

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  • It's going to be a long Sunday for the weekend field at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. 

    After weather delays limited third-round play on Saturday at TPC Louisiana, the field resumes play with the hopes of completing the tournament before sundown. Of course, a short fog day has already pushed back the festivities further, but the chase is now on in earnest.

    Jason Day stands out from the field, which is otherwise very tightly bunched. However, on this Pete Dye-designed track and in favorable, quiet weather conditions, a lot of ground can be made up quickly.

    While Day is looking for his second PGA Tour win of the year, the likes of two-time heart-transplant recipient Erik Compton, Honda Classic playoff loser Daniel Berger and Brendon de Jonge are looking for their breakthrough victory. 

    Though there's an expectation that play will finish on Sunday, there's the possibility that rain could hamper progress for a fourth day in a row. Were play to spill over into Monday, that would pose a

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  • The Memphis Grizzlies achieved a great deal on Saturday night with a 115-109 win at the Portland Trail Blazers, opening up a 3-0 lead in their first-round NBA playoff series with a chance to complete the sweep on Tuesday. But it might have come at a cost.

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    Already nursing a limiting foot injury, star point guard Mike Conley left Game 3 with 4:03 remaining in the third quarter, shortly after taking an inadvertent elbow to the head from Blazers guard C.J. McCollum. You can take a look at the play here:

    Conley went back to the locker room for attention and tests before being taken to a local medical center for further evaluation. ESPN cameras caught Conley holding a bloody towel to his face after his removal from the game:

    Grizzlies TV sideline reporter Rob

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  • It had been 27 months since UFC fans last saw Quinton “Rampage” Jackson fighting for the UFC and on Saturday night at UFC 186, the 36-year-old former light heavyweight champion of the world was determined to make up for lost time.

    Showing a varied attack, filled with flashes of the old “Rampage” mixed with an updated technical approach, Jackson picked apart opponent Fabio Maldonado en route to a unanimous decision victory in front of the Bell Centre crowd in Montreal.

    “I’m baaaack!” Rampage said to UFC announcer Joe Rogan post-fight.

    “Hey, you guys don’t know how stressed I was. I wanted to come here and fight in front of the Canadian fans so much.

    “[But] I had to fight to get here. I had some haters that were trying to stop my return to the UFC. I thought I was gonna do better by leaving the UFC, but I was wrong. I’m the first to admit I was wrong. UFC is the best organization on the planet – I tested it!”

    Jackson, of course, is referring to his well-publicized departure from the UFC

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  • The final nine seconds of the main event of UFC 186 on Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal was all that was needed to define the brilliance of Demetrious Johnson.

    Johnson had his fight with Kyoji Horiguchi well in hand, and clearly was going to rack up his sixth consecutive successful flyweight title defense in the main event of UFC 186 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

    Johnson once again showed his amazing all-around ability. He's exceptionally fast, but there isn't one other trait that makes him feared. He's not the hardest hitter. He doesn't have the best submissions. He's not the greatest wrestler.

    Not only are there few fighters whose technique is as good as Johnson's, but there are even fewer who improve fight-to-fight the way Johnson does.

    And with 10 seconds left Saturday, he had Horiguchi in a crucifix. Johnson could have held him there and would have gone on to take a wide unanimous decision victory. That, though, wasn't good enough for Johnson.

    As trainer Matt Hume was

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  • Michael Bisping came into his UFC 186 fight on Saturday night against CB Dollaway determined to prove that he was more than just a gatekeeper for the UFC's middleweight division.

    And after a hard fought unanimous decision victory over Dollaway, the 23-fight UFC veteran may finally be on his way to losing the "longest-tenured fighter to never fight for a championship" label.

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    Prior to tonight's fight inside the Bell Centre in Montreal, Bisping was just 3-4 in his last seven fights and was coming off a loss to surging UFC contender Luke Rockhold. Consistency has been the name of the game in the 36-year-old's decade-long UFC career and Bisping knows he has more convincing to do if he ever wants to see gold in his future.

    "Listen, I know more than anybody I've had my setbacks," said Bisping post-fight, "but trust me, I'm still working. I have the potential [and] believe you me, I'm going nowhere. I want this more than anyone.

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  • NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 25: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots against the New Orleans Pelicans during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 25, 2015 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty ImagesNEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 25: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots against the New Orleans Pelicans during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 25, 2015 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty ImagesThe best team of the NBA's regular season has moved on to the next round. After a thrilling and improbable comeback victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 3 on Thursday, the Golden State Warriors opened Saturday's Game 4 with arguably their finest stretch of the postseason. A sizable halftime lead turned into a blowout before the Pelicans made a slight fourth-quarter comeback in the hope of keeping their season alive, but the Warriors made enough plays late to finish off the sweep with a 109-98 win.

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    Golden State's early offensive onslaught began with a 31-point first quarter that included a combined 27 points from Stephen Curry (14) and Draymond Green (13). The former has unsurprisingly been the team's offensive star of the series, but the latter has received attention primarily for his defense on New Orleans superstar Anthony Davis. Yet Green frustrated Davis in other ways in Game 4, knocking down three

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  • Derrick Rose’s off-the-ball defense has been a source of consternation for Chicago for several years now. On Saturday, his inattention to defensive detail was showcased in inglorious fashion.

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    Take a look:

    That’s Rose, Chicago’s late-game offensive hero during the team’s Game 4 performance against the Milwaukee Bucks, giving up the game-winning layup to Bucks veteran Jerryd Bayless at the final buzzer. Rose lost Bayless as Chicago’s eyes were drawn elsewhere (mostly as Rose spied lights-out MKE shooter Khris Middleton), and Milwaukee extended its season with a 92-90 win. Chicago still owns the 3-1 series advantage, but the group is no doubt exasperated at its inability to run a consistent, series-clinching formation on either end.

    Had Chicago won  the perpetually injury-plagued Bulls could have soaked in a week off in anticipation of the Eastern Conference semifinals, but instead the team will have to schlep back

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  • Most of the eyes in the non-sporting world were focused on ABC on Friday night, as former Olympic decathlete and reality TV star Bruce Jenner confirmed that he is transitioning into a woman. Jenner received scads of deserved support and praise for his bravery and honesty over social media, with one notable fringe ex-member of the ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians” clan deciding to weigh in somewhat vaguely in 140 characters or less.

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    You’ll recall that Humphries enjoyed a 72-day sham of a marriage to we still don’t know what she does Kim Kardashian in 2011, prior to asking for an annulment. Kim Kardashian is the step-daughter of Bruce Jenner.

    Predictably, the backlash to the Washington Wizards forward was severe. We rather enjoyed this response from comedian Nikki Glaser:

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