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Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie likely out for playoffs with broken collarbone

Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie likely out for playoffs with broken collarbone

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April 21 (UPI) -- Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie underwent successful surgery on a fractured right clavicle, the team announced Sunday. The team said Oshie is out indefinitely due to the injury. Sources told the Washington Post that Oshie is "almost certain" to miss the remainder of the Stanley Cup playoffs after he had surgery Friday. Carolina Hurricanes forward Warren Foegele boarded Oshie during the third period of Game 4 in the first-round series Thursday. Oshie remained on the ice for several minutes after the hit. He eventually went to the locker room, clutching his right arm. Foegele received a minor penalty for the hit. Oshie didn't play during the Capitals' 6-0 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday. He had two points (one goal, one assist) in the series. "He's back home an...
Celtics guard Kyrie Irving says he'll sit out a few games before playoffs

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving says he'll sit out a few games before playoffs

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March 20 (UPI) -- Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving said Wednesday he would like to sit out a few games to prepare for the postseason run. Irving has dealt with a few minor injuries throughout the season, and the point guard told Jay King of The Athletic that he wants to be as close to healthy as possible for the NBA's second season. "I'm definitely taking some games off before the playoffs. It just makes no sense to put emphasis on these regular-season games when you know you're gearing up for some battles coming in the playoffs." It has been a tough season for Boston, who were picked by some to be the top seed in the East, but entered action Wednesday as the fifth seed in the conference, sitting at 43-28. With 11 games remaining for Boston the regular season, Irving said that while he...
Surprising Jazz open playoffs against Thunder

Surprising Jazz open playoffs against Thunder

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- After losing Gordon Hayward to the Boston Celtics in the offseason, it looked like it would be a long shot for the Utah Jazz to make the playoffs. But after a rough start, the Jazz won 29 of 34 games before losing their regular-season finale to drop to the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference. They'll open the playoffs Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena against the Oklahoma City Thunder, a team that looked like a lock to not only make the playoffs but compete atop the conference. But the Thunder didn't solidify their place in the playoffs until a win in the next-to-last game of the season. The series is one of the more intriguing first-round matchups, with Utah's 7-foot-1 center Rudy Gobert providing a rim-protecting presence to combat Thunder superstar point guard Russell ...