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Spurs top Rockets despite Leonard injury

Spurs top Rockets despite Leonard injury

San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginobili (20) reacts after a shot against the Houston Rockets during the second half in game five of the second round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. Leonard and Jonathan Simmons looked tentative at times shooting the ball. NBA.com defines "clutch" as the "last 5 minutes of the game (including overtime), ahead or behind 5 points". Read More

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Chelsea one win away from Premier League title after Middlesbrough cruise

Chelsea one win away from Premier League title after Middlesbrough cruise

Monday seeing a regulation 3-0 win for Chelsea , all but confirming their title win, just as it is all but mathematically certain that Middlesbrough will be one of the two very worst teams in this season's top tier. "We had a very tough game here", Courtois told British media, referring to Chelsea's 1-0 win over West Brom at Stamford Bridge in December. "Finish the season strong, firstly, and then reflect and make sure that Middlesbrough Football Club can bounce back to the ... Read More

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Celtics, Wizards take 3-2 leads

Celtics, Wizards take 3-2 leads

Boston has won its three home games by almost 15 points each. Thomas (4) during the first quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game in Boston on May 2. That's why longtime Lakers fan and Celtics-hater, Will Ferrell, stepped in with his best advice when he recently ran into some of the Wizards players at their hotel in Boston. Read More

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Golden State Warriors close in on Western Conference final berth

This evening only three players (KD, Curry , Iguodala) met that benchmark. "I've never really had any beef with any players on the Jazz". His size and skill make for an impossible check for most teams. Zaza Pachulia completed a 3-point play and Durant buried a 3-pointer to bring Golden State back within a basket. Gordon Hayward scored 29 points and dished out six assists for the Jazz . Read More

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World Cup draw favours Boks, says Stransky

South Africa made the semi-finals of the last World Cup, but only after falling victim to one of the biggest upsets in the tournament's history when Japan beat them 34-32. "The downside is that they are so good that if you get a real walloping, that can kill your self-belief and also inspire other teams to believe they can beat you as well". Read More

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Atletico aim to overturn 0-3 deficit vs Real

However, a goal from Isco late in the first half quietened the electric atmosphere at Vicente Calderon and Cristiano Ronaldo riled up the home fans more by signalling them to keep quiet with the "shush" gesture. "After 25 minutes it all changed". Madrid's players returned to the Calderon pitch 15 minutes after the final whistle, diving together across the slippy surface towards their own crowd high in one corner of the Estadio Vicente Calderon before unused substitute Nacho spread a Madrid ... Read More

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Alvarez-Golovkin could be anywhere

Alvarez-Golovkin could be anywhere

If I would've attacked more I would've been countered by his punches. Alvarez will also reportedly receive a percentage of the gate and pay-per-view buys as well as payouts from Mexican networks that broadcasted the bout. Chavez? I never got my share of fear. " I wanted to box, but he went to the ropes, and I just needed to throw more punches ", Chavez said. This was the third year in a row that Alvarez has fought around that weekend. Read More

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The Ducks' Dreaded Game 7

The Ducks' Dreaded Game 7

He said the company has revoked more than 100 seats for each watch party since they noticed some trying to sell them for a higher price. The catharsis showed in the open-armed celebration by Andrew Cogliano, the short leap by Nick Ritchie into Sami Vatanen, and the giddy hops over the bench as the buzzer sounded. Read More

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Penguins blow out Capitals, go up 2-0

No matter the unconventional plays or style of game, Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are rolling after beating the Capitals 6-2 in Game 2 Saturday night to take a 2-0 lead in the second-round series between the NHL's top two teams. We've got a lot of guys on our roster that we can say that about. After a Fleury save, the rebound went to T.J. Oshie, who appeared to have a big opening. Read More

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NFL Draft: Who did the Browns pick?

NFL Draft: Who did the Browns pick?

The 49ers wanted pass-rusher Solomon Thomas . Njoku's selection Thursday represented the 64th player from the University of Miami to be selected in the first round in the NFL Draft. The trade became the Browns 33rd pick (No. 1 in the second round) and the 108th pick (fourth round). They've now added another big name with their additional first-round selection. Read More

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Isaiah Thomas fined for Game 3 altercation with Wizards fan

The victor goes on to capture a best-of-seven series 83 percent of the time . "They had a lot of energy coming out in the first quarter", Markieff Morris said after his Wizards took a 4-0 lead only to submit to a 16-0 run by Boston . Zero. It was the flawless start for Boston , and it was exactly the wrong way for the Wizards to open an important game. Horford, as he has been in many Celtics' wins this postseason, was precise. Read More

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Aaron Hernandez is no longer a convicted murderer, judge rules

Aaron Hernandez is no longer a convicted murderer, judge rules

At the time of his death, Hernandez had not exhausted his appeals for his first-degree murder conviction in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a conviction under MA law that is automatically appealed to the state's highest court. Prosecutors tried to stop the move, but Judge E. Susan Garsh said the court "has no choice" but to comply with the law, according to NBC Boston . Read More

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Forget his age, Marcus already has enormous quality: Jose

Forget his age, Marcus already has enormous quality: Jose

Celta Vigo coach Eduardo Berizzo said his side had played well against a much stronger opponent and could still switch the tie around with an upset at Old Trafford. This is published unedited from the ANI feed . "He works every day", said Mourinho of the England global. "The free-kick is really well taken and I think the goalkeeper has no chance because the ball is really fast". Read More

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Chelsea hopeful of sealing title at West Brom: Courtois

Jose Mourinho was in charge two years ago and Cahill, whose form has improved markedly under Conte, says the experience of becoming champions then has helped. And then he's playing in every game. "We are still doing the right things, there is no complacency". With the nature of the EPL being physically tough, Wenger stated it will be hard for teams involved in European tournaments and that he is eager to see how league leaders Chelsea respond next season. Read More

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Zurich Classic: Tee times, pairings for Monday's playoff

The pair extended their bogey-free run to three rounds in the new team format at the Zurich Classic, deftly adjusting to winds that unsettled many other PGA Tour pros and posting a 4-under 68 Saturday to widen their lead to four strokes. The two had a playoff Monday at the TPC of Louisiana, going up against Kevin Kisner and his teammate, Scott Brown. We certainly can not wait to see how team play at the Zurich Classic evolves over the years. Read More

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Lionel Messi strikes twice as Barcelona beat Villarreal

Since their 1-1 draw with Real in the first Clasico, Barca have won their last 10 at the Nou Camp, leading at the break in nine of these victories and scoring 42 goals across these games. Lionel Messi, Luis Surez and Neymar surpassed 100 goals in all competitions for the season as Barcelona beat Villarreal 4-1 in La Liga. Madrid will play the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, before preparing for their final three league games ... Read More

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Hernandez undergoes Real Madrid medical

Hernandez undergoes Real Madrid medical

Coach Zinedine Zidane made nine changes to his side but they still thrashed already relegated Granada 4-0 at the weekend with James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata scoring doubles. You can find out more about the stadium on the official site . "It is a game where we have to give everything for the fans so that they can always be proud of their players", he said, quoted in Marca . Read More

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Vegas Play of the Day: San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets

In four games during the regular season, the Spurs beat Houston three times , but the games featured the following margins: two points, two points, two points, and six points. ABOUT THE ROCKETS: Harden hasn't played like an MVP candidate during the first two games and is averaging 16.5 points on 9-of-30 shooting. Parker, Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are also the only players in league history with at least 4,000 points and 1,000 assists. Read More

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Cavaliers take 3-0 series lead over Raptors

Cavaliers take 3-0 series lead over Raptors

There was a real chance for the Raptors in this one. He reiterated DeRozan's thoughts on the season. "It hasn't worked out the way we wanted it to", DeRozan said of the hole his Raptors are in. "I could have kept going, I didn't feel like I needed a blow", said DeRozan. From there, the Raptors finished the quarter on a 24-12 run. All told, Toronto's reserves had just nine points to the 30 Cleveland's bench provided. Read More

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Rob Manfred: Red Sox-Orioles intervention was about player safety

Rob Manfred: Red Sox-Orioles intervention was about player safety

Boston led 3-1 after Pedroia's homer in the third. A diving catch in the field. Price threw his first simulated game on Tuesday. Wilson last pitched on Friday but he has gone only three and four innings in his two starts. "I've got a f-ing bat too. I bleed for them". Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says all 30 teams are being surveyed as they consider instituting league-wide guidelines for handling fans who make racist remarks like those at Fenway Park earlier this week. Read More

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Tarasenko scores twice as Blues beat Predators 3-2

Tarasenko scores twice as Blues beat Predators 3-2

Louis . Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson, right, blocks a shot by Edmonton Oilers left wing Benoit Pouliot during the second period in Game 2 of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, April 28. "I don't think anyone's looking past the next game", Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm said. "We were bound to lose a game". Returning home, they put their deep scoring on display and bounced back with a big victory. Read More

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Oilers take 2-0 lead, Blues draw level

Talbot made 39 saves, Patrick Maroon scored a power-play goal and Edmonton moved halfway to the Western Conference finals with a 2-1 victory over Anaheim in Game 2 of their second-round series Friday night. "It's just my job to get it on net and hopefully get it by the goalie". Patrick Maroon and Anton Slepyshev also scored and defenceman Kris Russell had a pair of assists for the Oilers . Read More

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Mets SS Cabrera not seriously injured on left thumb

Mets SS Cabrera not seriously injured on left thumb

After the Mets' 11-3 victory, team brass convened, and the following morning Harvey was informed by general manager Sandy Alderson he had been suspended without pay for three games, beginning Saturday. In the seventh inning, Ozuna and Martin Prado recorded singles, which set up a Derek Dietrich RBI double, extending the Marlins lead to 7-0. Cecchini hasn't had the explosive start to the season that Rosario has actually managed, but he was the one chosen above the Mets' best prospect for ... Read More

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Celtics look like top seed; Warriors rested for surging Jazz

A new playoff series, a new injury for the Boston Celtics to monitor. The Celtics star says his sister, who died in a vehicle crash two weeks ago, helped him as he scored 53 points against the Wizards. "Kelly came in and he was huge for us", said Al Horford , who had 21 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. "He's had a tough day and I thought he was going to really have to gut this one out". Read More

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Rohit Sharma returns in India's Champions Trophy squad

Rohit Sharma returns in India's Champions Trophy squad

Dhawan played a vital role in India's triumph in the tournament 2013. The 26-year old was India's best bowler in the 2015 World Cup but since thenm chronic leg injuries have put a halt to his 50-over career. "We're extremely pleased with Rishabh and will groom him too". R Ashwin who missed the IPL owing to a sports hernia was included in the side along with Yuvraj Singh . Read More

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Man City put five past Palace to move third

The numbers don't lie, though, we have created so many chances but haven't scored enough. It was at White Hart Lane against Tottenham. "The others, no chance", the 46-year-old said. After De Bruyne's corner had been cleared, Silva worked the ball back to the Belgium global, who rolled a pass inside for compatriot Vincent Kompany to sweep in with a vicious first-time shot. Read More

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Sunil Narine plays destructive 54 runs knock, helps KKR beat RCB

Chasing a modest 159-run target, the visitors romped home in 15.1 overs. The West Indian took compatriot Samuel Badree to the cleaners in the fourth over, smashing 25 runs that began with a hat-trick of sixes. RCB lost to KKR by six wickets on the home ground of M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Yadav, in fact, had been bowling brilliantly before that as he took three wickets which included the big scalps of Gayle and Kohli. Read More

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Juventus reach Champions League final

Real Madrid won the first leg 3-0 at home. The Brazilian later chose to take matters into his own hands 10 minutes later by executing a low-drilled volley to perfection. Monaco have reached the Champions League semis for the fourth time after 1993-94, 1997-98 and 2003-04. The Turin club are unbeaten in 12 Champions League/European Cup games for the first time in their history (W9 D3). Read More

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Maria Sharapova return 'shameful' after doping ban

Maria Sharapova return 'shameful' after doping ban

The criticism towards Maria Sharapova and the wild cards given to her by the tournaments do not stop. This does not please Bouchard at all. A look at her her Instagram feed - where she has 2.4 million followers - suggests that her year out of the game has been spent training vigorously in stunning locations around the world, travelling, modelling, working on her Sugarpova candy line, and even attending Harvard Business School. Read More

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Clement 'really proud' as Swansea move out of drop zone

Clement 'really proud' as Swansea move out of drop zone

Swansea City leapfrogged Hull City to climb out of the Premier League relegation zone with two games remaining after Fernando Llorente headed the victor against Everton. Billy Jones struck in the 69th minute and Jermain Defoe added a second goal in injury time at the KCOM Stadium for Sunderland , which was relegated last weekend when Hull drew at Southampton thanks to a last-minute penalty save. Read More

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McIlroy Returns With A Wedding Ring And New Clubs In The Bag

McIlroy Returns With A Wedding Ring And New Clubs In The Bag

Golf Monthly understands Rory McIlroy has tested products from all the major brands before making the decision to play TaylorMade. While he renegotiated his deal with Nike - essentially on the same money as before, but henceforth restricted to what he wears - McIlroy initially chose to play with a hybrid set, including both TaylorMade and Callaway clubs and a Titleist ball . Read More

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Real will attack Atletico despite Champions League tie lead - Zidane

Real will attack Atletico despite Champions League tie lead - Zidane

Sweeping irresistibly forward, Fernando Torres was fouled by Raphael Varane in the box and Griezmann calmly slotted the resulting penalty past Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas . No side has ever recovered from a two-goal deficit in the semi-finals, while it is sure to be an emotionally-charged atmosphere in what will be the last European tie at Atletico's intimidating home before the club moves to the state-of-the-art Wanda Metropolitano. Read More

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