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Heat stay alive, rally to top Cavaliers 124-121 in OT

A win vs the Bucks on Thursday will give Boston homecourt advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs. James logged heavy work loads in each of the Cavaliers' last two losses which came against the Atlanta Hawks. They would have clinched a playoff berth with a Miami loss to Cleveland, but the Heat's rally means Chicago will have until their final regular-season game. Read More

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US, Canada, Mexico ask FIFA for faster World Cup bid process

US, Canada, Mexico ask FIFA for faster World Cup bid process

The three North American countries will face their stiffest competition from Colombia which has expressed interest in making a bid since 2010. "Mexico and Canada then had to assess the same thing we did". The bid also comes at a time when the relationship between Mexico and the United States has become strained, with the U.S. president, Donald Trump, vowing to build a wall on the Mexican border. Read More

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Vancouver Canucks fire coach Willie Desjardins

Vancouver Canucks fire coach Willie Desjardins

Sponsored Content: Why Governance, Risk and Compliance is Everyone's Business - Download the Executive Brief Today. At a news conference Monday, team president Trevor Linden and GM Jim Benning took fans into the future at every opportunity, stressing that the pipeline is strong with plenty of talent on the way. Read More

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North Korea fires missile ahead of Trump summit with Xi

Meantime, North Korea threatened to conduct more missile testings in response to the two-month-long Foal Eagle exercise between the US and South Korea, which will last through April. also will test avionics updates to the booster rocket built by Orbital ATK Inc. that carries an improved version of a hit-to-kill conventional warhead, Missile Defense Agency officials have said. Read More

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Junior Galette arrested in Mississippi

Junior Galette arrested in Mississippi

He was one of 52 arrests made during Biloxi Black Beach Weekend in Mississippi. Washington Redskins' pass rusher Junior Galette was arrested over the weekend in MS, according to a report. The charges may not sound as severe as his previous encounters, but the fact is that he still was arrested for a violent action. He re-signed with the team again this offseason despite not appearing in a single game with the team. Read More

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Braun scores on wild pitch in 11th, Brewers beat Cubs

The Marlins took a 3-1 lead in the second, and Yelich broke open the game in the third when he drove a pitch off the right-field foul pole, his fourth straight game at Citi Field with a home run. The Cubs kept coming at the Brewers , including a high number of damaging soft hits, and pulled away to an 11-6 victory. In 32 career starts against the Rockies, Kershaw is 18-5 with a 3.08 ERA but at Coors Field, he owns a 4.63 ERA. Read More

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Why Chelsea lost to Crystal Palace - Antonio Conte

Why Chelsea lost to Crystal Palace - Antonio Conte

Southampton have lost seven of their last 11 Premier League matches yet they are comfortably odds-on against a team that have won four in a row and who come into this game on the back of a 2-1 win at the champions elect. Palace just scored two goals in two minutes. There was an element of good fortune for Palace, with Andros Townsend lucky not to concede a penalty when Pedro's shot struck his arm after 17 minutes. Read More

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Bradley misses game with injured knee, hopes to avoid DL

Bradley misses game with injured knee, hopes to avoid DL

Bradley was diagnosed Sunday with a sprained ligament in his right knee, the result of losing his footing while rounding first base in the ninth inning one day earlier. Peter Asnis. There remains a chance that Bradley is out for the minimum of 10 days. While Bradley is out, it seems Andrew Benintendi will move from left field to become the regular center fielder. Read More

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National Football League investigating Las Vegas arm-wrestling contest

National Football League investigating Las Vegas arm-wrestling contest

It is hypocritical that the National Football League decreed that Las Vegas is now good enough to house an National Football League team while numerous things that make the city famous are still off-limits. After speaking with NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, ESPN reports players who participated in the event could be found to have violated the league's gambling policy and could subsequently face fines. Read More

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Bruins sign defenseman Charlie McAvoy to entry-level contract

The possibility of a call up was made clear as the Providence Bruins scratched both McAvoy and Tommy Cross for their game today . To be determined in the next number of hours. Donning No. 73, it was just moments before the club took the ice for Monday's practice that the team confirmed that the 19-year-old defender, drafted 14th overall last summer, has indeed signed his first pro contract and will join the B's for the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Read More

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Merseyside Police looking into video reportedly showing assault on Ross Barkley

Merseyside Police looking into video reportedly showing assault on Ross Barkley

Barkley was not seriously injured in the incident, which came hours after he played the full match for the Toffees in their win over Leicester on Sunday. We've talked a great deal about Ross and Rom because they're extremely significant. "Today they played really well". Opponents Leicester will be without captain Wes Morgan when they travel to Spain for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. Read More

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Australia in deep trouble in fourth India Test

Australia in deep trouble in fourth India Test

When Australia went back in to bat late on the third day, however, was when they dropped their bundle and any chance of winning or drawing the match, and therefore of retaining the Border-Gavaskar trophy. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon (5-92) dismissed debutant Kuldeep Yadav for seven to wrap up the India innings and complete his second five-wicket haul of the series. Read More

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Antonio Conte says Chelsea are six wins from the Premier League title

It's not important what happened in the tunnel". We have to be honest with ourselves. "If you are with Tottenham and win, it's great. To drop points at this moment would not have been good because you give hope to your opponents". After that, it was so hard to break down Swansea but we always believed and we showed massive character. We won 6-0 but normally it would be 12-0, that game. Read More

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Griezmann leaves it late to dent Real Madrid's title tilt

Griezmann leaves it late to dent Real Madrid's title tilt

The Portugal global, who scored inLos Blancos' 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Saturday and fractured two ribs , said in AS: "Only God knows where my future lies". It was a vintage performance by Diego Simeone's Atletico. Where do you think Griezmann should play next season? Atletico goalkeeper Oblak denied Cristiano Ronaldo at his near post and did brilliantly to keep out a fierce Karim Benzema strike. Read More

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Series set as Ducks win Pacific, will face Flames

Mike Babcock promised "pain" when he was hired as the Leafs head coach in May 2015, but that pain was really short-lived. Goodness knows you've earned it after how much suffering you've had. "He scores goals different ways and I think that's probably a big reason why he's been so consistent is he's got a great shot, but he can also score from in close and goes to the net hard too", Crosby said. Read More

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Schwarber, Zobrist homer in Cubs' 7-4 win over Brewers

The defending World Series champions capped their first trip to Miller Park this season by winning another one-sided affair, this time beating the Brewers, 7-4, Sunday afternoon. Davies (0-2) needed 58 pitches to get through those first two frames but settled in from there, posting zeros in each of the next three innings while retiring 12 of his last 13 on 34 pitches. Read More

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Match Reports: Crystal Palace 3-0 Arsenal

The deserved break-through came on 17 minutes when Andros Townsend - on his 250th club appearance - finished high into the goal from close range after a low cross by the lively Wilfred Zaha . "He looks to have worked his magic again". "Incredible victory. The boys are full of confidence at the minute". Spurs fans were overjoyed with Arsenal's defeat and it means they stay 14 points above them in the Premier League table . Read More

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Hazard key to Chelsea success: Courtois

Hazard key to Chelsea success: Courtois

The team managed by Antonio Conte are now in the top of the Premier League table and they want to improve even more their squad with the goal of having a good performance in the next Champions League edition. Eden Hazard has scored 14 goals in the league this season. During his career with West Ham, Chelsea and Manchester City, Lampard managed 177 Premier League goals , a record for a midfielder, but he believes Alli, who already has 26 league goals , is on course to beat that total. Read More

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5 reasons North Carolina will return to Final Four

5 reasons North Carolina will return to Final Four

North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks places his right hand outside of the line as Meeks and Gonzaga's Silas Melson (0) battle for a loose ball during the second half in the finals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament. The officials not only missed the call but also assessed a technical foul call to Northwestern coach Chris Collins for stepping out onto the court to argue the missed call. Read More

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Warner, Henriques steer Hyderabad past Gujarat

Warner, Henriques steer Hyderabad past Gujarat

SRH chased down the target of 136 in just 15.3 overs with Warner remaining unbeaten on 76 off just 45 deliveries along with Moises Henriques who remained unbeaten on 52 off 39 deliveries putting up a 108-run stand for the second wicket. Opener David Warner blew away the Gujarat bowling attack to win their match in IPL 10. Initially the Gujarat Lions got a lucky breakthrough with Dhawan skewing a full toss and apart from that Sunrisers Hyderabad have looked in complete control. Read More

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Higuain nets 2 as Juventus reaches Italian Cup final

Higuain nets 2 as Juventus reaches Italian Cup final

Juventus opened the scoring after six minutes when the teams drew 1-1 in Serie A on Sunday and they nearly made a similarly fast start, only for Alex Sandro to see his shot blocked. Napoli had their chances and levelled in the 53rd minute. Jose Callejon then set up another for Lorenzo Insigne in the 67th minute with some neat footwork but Juventus managed to disrupt Napoli's rhythm with spoiling tactics. Read More

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Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia lead The Masters

Garcia , whose best Masters finish was tied fourth in 2004, will tee off on Sunday which would have been the 60th birthday of Spanish great Seve Ballesteros who died of cancer in 2011. Past US Open victor and reigning Olympic champion Rose fired a 5-under 67 to take the clubhouse lead at 6-under. After opening with a 72 and 75, he played 83 and 78 on the weekend. Read More

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Butch Harmon: Dustin Johnson the player to beat at the Masters

The Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. The 81st edition of the Masters Tournament, which is the first of men's golf's four major championships, starts Thursday. Just little things like that where the golf course tempts you to do something. He was two shots out of the lead until a double bogey from the bunker on the 17th hole ended his hopes. Read More

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Australia, Belgium, France, Serbia into Davis Cup semis

Things then took a farcical turn in the second set, as Benneteau called Mahut onto the court with Evans leading 3-0 for a spot of two vs one "Canadian doubles". Their win, and Jeremy Chardy's on Friday, justified captain Yannick Noah's disputed selections. Despite the erroneous impression given by fliers handed out to fans before the second day's play, the International Tennis Federation have indicated they will not cut the mid-tie doubles matches from five to three sets, but they are likely ... Read More

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All Russian hockey team members in NHL want to go to Olympics

And, frankly, you'd be hard-pressed to find better hockey than Olympic hockey. USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean called the country's player pool "as deep as it has ever been", and executive Jim Johannson - who could be tasked with putting the team together - said the US will "have 25 great stories on the ice in South Korea and will go to the Olympics with medal expectations". Read More

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