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Rondo guides Bulls to 2-0 lead over Celtics

Rondo guides Bulls to 2-0 lead over Celtics

During two playoff games he has averaged 11.5 points, 10.0 assists and 8.5 rebounds per game, after tallying marks of 7.8 PPG, 6.7 APG and 5.1 RPG during the regular season. That changed quickly, though, as the Bulls responded with a 20-4 run. He paced Boston with 33 points. Lopez again proved to be a big factor tonight. Read More

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Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

Former star tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was convicted of first-degree murder in 2015, was found dead in his prison cell in an apparent suicide on Wednesday (19 April), authorities said. Hernandez's former agent and lawyer maintain that there was no way the ex-NFL player would have committed suicide because he was not suicidal. Baez also said his law firm would conduct its own probe on Hernandez's death. Read More

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Chelsea legend: 'Real pressure' is on Spurs in title race

Chelsea legend: 'Real pressure' is on Spurs in title race

If that were not a bitter enough pill to swallow a few weeks later Harry Redknapp's Tottenham side saw a Champions League place ripped from under their noses when Chelsea improbably beat Bayern Munich in Bavaria to win the competition. A fitting farewell would be to win the Premier League in his final year at the club, but will destiny favour him one last time? "I would expect that this four point gap may prove to be just a bridge too far [for Tottenham ]". Read More

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Irving shines as Cavs take grip on Pacers

Irving shines as Cavs take grip on Pacers

But the Cavs put the home fans through the ringer in a nervy finale as the Pacers punished a litany of mistakes to cut the gap to four points with 18 seconds remaining. these are some good teams and we don't want them to be able to come into a series and be able to adjust to what we do". This is certainly easier said than done, but the Cavs' Big Three is virtually beating IN by themselves after two games. Read More

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Phil Simms headed to CBS studio spot on 'NFL Today'

Phil Simms headed to CBS studio spot on 'NFL Today'

He will be replacing the departed Tony Gonzalez, who stepped away from his position to be closer to his family in Los Angeles. Phil Simms is joining the CBS pregame show. There was no immediate word on what role Simms, who was still under contract for multiple years, would have, but CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said at the time the two sides would work toward a resolution. Read More

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Vettel 'forefront' of title chase, says Ferrari boss

Vettel 'forefront' of title chase, says Ferrari boss

A generator problem on the grid meant the team were unable to bleed his tyres properly and he started the race with higher pressures than he would have liked. Vettel though was on song from the beginning, passing Hamilton into the opening turn as the Brit bogged down on the start. A slow stop for Bottas further delayed Hamilton who lost a position when he rejoined before he was given a five-seconds penalty. Read More

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Lionel Messi Barcelona star picks up his teammate, Suarez from airport

Lionel Messi Barcelona star picks up his teammate, Suarez from airport

Messi, who has now scored 43 goals in 41 matches for Barcelona this season, was playing his first game in almost two weeks. Barcelona absolutely had to beat Sevilla if they were to stay in the title race. The outgoing Luis Enrique was delighted by the display, and particularly the performance of Suarez. Iniesta proved against Sevilla that he remains a hugely valuable part of Enrique's squad and he will be vital in the closing stages of the season as Barca look to win a league, cup ... Read More

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David Thompson delivers Instagram verdict on Liverpool win v Stoke

Coutinho was subbed off early against Bournemouth midweek because he was throwing up in the changing rooms, but showed great commitment to our cause at the weekend. That was genius, and I'm really happy for him-he saved our life today. "We need more points on the board, that's clear", he said . "I want to keep scoring and helping my team, and keep learning from my manager". Read More

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Guardiola to assess Kompany and Delph before Manchester City face Hull

Guardiola to assess Kompany and Delph before Manchester City face Hull

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City's focus now is to finish in the top four and not on trying to catch leaders Chelsea in the Premier League. "I tried to adapt the players as much as possible and I feel we're better". "When that happened, we didn't win three or four different games. It's our problem. In the boxes we are not good enough". "A big win for us". "Maybe that is what I should do in advance - correct that - but it is part of our growth". Read More

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Barcelona in tricky position to produce another comeback

Barcelona in tricky position to produce another comeback

Chiellini scored his side's third goal a week ago after Paulo Dybala's early double and insists Juventus will need all their experience to stand up to Barca's "sharks". " Juventus have the semi-finals in their pocket and will have to decide whether to sit back or attack", he added. Enrique expects the visitors will create more chances to score on Wednesday, so says Barca's approach must be to aim to score five goals . Read More

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Memphis coach Fizdale blasts 'unprofessional' officiating

Memphis coach Fizdale blasts 'unprofessional' officiating

Kawhi Leonard shot all four of the Spurs' free throws that period, but the team connected on seven of their 14 attempts while limiting the Grizzlies to just 35 percent shooting. The San Antonio Spurs are hosting the Memphis Grizzlies in NBA Playoff action tonight. Tony Parker added 15 points for the Spurs, who had three others score at least 10 points. Read More

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Addison Russell hits walk-off home run to beat Brewers

Addison Russell hits walk-off home run to beat Brewers

Losing's not our strong suit, I guess you would say, as baseball players. He tied the Milwaukee record held by Jeromy Burnitz (1997) with home runs in five consecutive games. Brian Duensing gave up a run in his 1.1 innings of work, but Grimm, Edwards, Rondon and Davis were all lights out. Brewers: RHP Matt Garza (strained right groin) allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings in a rehab start for Class A Wisconsin on Monday night. Read More

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Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder

Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder

No one's ever produced a playoff triple-double like it in the history of the National Basketball Association - but still it wasn't enough for Steven Adams' Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder had missed seven straight shots when Westbrook got them back on track with a layup with about eight minutes left. By halftime of Game 2, OKC's Russell Westbrook had totaled 22 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists. Read More

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Bayern's Neuer out for rest of season with foot fracture

Needing at least two goals to progress, Bayern had led when Robert Lewandowski confidently drilled in a penalty. If you lose one of the games it hurts and if you win it's a great joy. "They have told me their second goal was also offside". Initial tests have revealed the damage, with Bayern saying in a statement he would "undergo a thorough examination on arrival in Munich prior to a decision on the appropriate treatment". Read More

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Celtics Coach: If Smart made a gesture, 'it's unacceptable'

Chicago got 19 points and nine rebounds from Portis in the opener. As Cleveland and Atlanta did to the Celtics the past two playoffs, the Bulls are hedging aggressively with their big man in the pick-and-roll. It is about figuring out how to get all this talent to work together, to make things as hard as possible on the Bulls team. Long live the TNT Bulls. The Jazz played without center Rudy Gobert, who was ruled out of the game and questionable for Game 3 with a left knee sprain. Read More

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Did Sharks stall Oilers' morning skate to undermine Edmonton?

Talbot has back-to-back shutouts and hasn't allowed a goal since Sharks forward Melker Karlsson scored in overtime in Game 1. That permitted the Sharks to play with the lead for the first time all series. The Oilers weren't so lucky when they were called for having too many players on the ice in the third period. The 37-year-old, who could be a free agent this summer, played 16:27 on Sunday after missing the final three games of the regular season and first two of this series with a knee ... Read More

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Mourinho reveals his problem with Martial

However, Henrikh Mkhitaryan's away goal in Brussels last week could yet prove crucial as United look to progress to the semi-finals, which bookmakers have them as short as 1-12 to reach. "If we need a goal, he can help us". While Anderlecht's Swiss coach Rene Weiler acknowledged United's general superiority, he said Dendoncker's goal would give them belief for the trip to Old Trafford. Read More

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Butler signs RFA tender with Patriots

Butler signs RFA tender with Patriots

Possible trade partners include the Saints and Browns, with the cornerback-hungry Saints looming as the favorites. With Butler signed, the Patriots can engage in trade talks with other teams regarding Butler if they desire. The Patriots and Saints could now work toward a trade, which many have speculated could involve Butler and the Saints' No. 32 pick. According to reporting in New England, the Chiefs are indeed the best choice and will "almost certainly" play the Patriots in the season ... Read More

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Vettel wins Bahrain Grand Prix ahead of Hamilton

Vettel wins Bahrain Grand Prix ahead of Hamilton

Hamilton came six seconds short of challenging Sebastian Vettel for the win while Bottas - whose race was compromised by a tyre pressure issue at the start - faded in the closing stages and had to settle for third. " Today was tricky with it being so hot and very gusty but we still managed to get through plenty of work ", Hamilton, second to Vettel on Sunday, said. Read More

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Kassian and Oilers run over Sharks

The Sharks have an all-time Game 2 record of 16-19, including 7-12 on the road. Jones played well overall, though the same can not be said about Team Teal's special teams units - Edmonton killed off six power plays from San Jose and the only goals on the board - one from Zack Kassian and the other Connor McDavid - were of the shorthanded variety. Read More

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Leicester hopeful of Morgan return for Atletico clash

Leicester hopeful of Morgan return for Atletico clash

But we gave it our all and left it all out on the pitch. "We might never be here again". Saul Niguez put the Spanish side ahead in the 26th minute to leave Leicester needing three goals to advance to the semi finals. "At the end of the season I'll be able to reflect on my own performance as well as the club's". "It's not in my hands", he said. I'm more than happy to do that before if it arises but the contract says until the end of the season. Read More

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Phaneuf Scores In OT As Senators Tie Series Against Bruins

He was unready for the first goal, even though it was tipped on the was, it was deflected into him rather than away from him and he simply didn't seem aware that a shot was inbound at all. And then, what an ending. David Backes chose to get in on the fun a minute later when he scored and sent the Garden crowd into a frenzy with them being down just by a goal. Read More

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Ronaldo hat-trick fires Real into Champions League semis

Marcelo twice cleared off the line for Madrid and Jerome Boateng did the same for Bayern in a thrilling game, which was tilted in Madrid's favour by Arturo Vidal's dismissal for two yellow cards, the second of which was harsh. Ancelotti continued via Mediaset Premium : "We had thought of everything going into this game - except the referee". Madrid boss and Ancelotti's former assistant Zinedine Zidane had a different version of events as both Bayern's goals also came about in ... Read More

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Arsene Wenger dismisses concerns regarding Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez's Arsenal futures

Arsene Wenger dismisses concerns regarding Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez's Arsenal futures

You could see that one some occasions, we were a bit over-cautious tonight. "I felt that we were recently a bit vulnerable defensively and to give a bit more reassurance to the team". "I felt there was nervousness there in the way we played here. Koscielny was the central one, pulling the strings with us both and telling us where to go and that, so with someone like him and his experience it makes it a lot more comfortable". Read More

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Blue Jays LHP Happ has inflammation in elbow

Blue Jays LHP Happ has inflammation in elbow

During the 2010 season, while with the Philadelphia Phillies, Happ landed on the disabled list with left forearm soreness. "I hadn't felt that in a lot of years, so it was concerning to me for sure and it wasn't getting any better", he said prior to Tuesday's matchup with the Boston Red Sox . Read More

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Brighton returns to English top-flight after 34 years

Finally, Knockaert hasn't just done all his good work in an attacking sense, he also ranks joint-top in their squad for tackles won (49) and is first for interceptions in the final third of the pitch (11). Plenty Brighton , Leeds and (obviously) Sunderland fans were quick to jump on the scene after the 1-1 draw with remarks along the lines of '£50m for 2' and so on. Read More

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