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Kawhi Leonard Will Play in Game 1 vs. Warriors Despite Ankle Injury

A critical factor for the Spurs will be the health of MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard , who along with starting point guard Tony Parker missed the last game against the Rockets . Jonathon Simmons added 18 points in place of Leonard, while Patty Mills chipped in 14 points and seven assists. Leonard will be back at full strength after the Spurs routed Houston by 39 points without him. Read More

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LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for Game 2

LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for Game 2

The Cavaliers and Celtics will go to Cleveland for Game 3 on Sunday, May 21 at Quicken Loans Arena. To begin the second quarter, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue switched his normal rotation. But Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas opted for a different cartoon analogy when explaining why the C's are not yet out of this series. And 11 seconds prior to Thomas' technical, the usually cool-as-they-come Celtics head coach Brad Stevens was whistled for one as well. Read More

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Yaya Toure: Strong chance Manchester City will offer midfielder a new contract

The manager and the player's agent, Dimitri Seluk, had a series of public spats as a result, but the situation improved once Toure apologised on behalf of his representative. We were not the main club in the city. "We play for a lot of things, (it is) a real final for us and we are going to be ready for this game". I remember at that time Sir Alex Ferguson and the "noisy neighbours". Read More

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I'm Still Laughing At That LeBron James Performance

LeBron James , who did not have a great shooting game, misses the three and Tristan Thompson swims past Al Horford easily and then skies over Avery Bradley for an offensive board. "I'm looking forward to the challenge". "They were the better team tonight". The Warriors, the 2015 champions, are also undefeated in the 2017 playoffs. Read More

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Kane sets sights on golden boot

Kane sets sights on golden boot

Kane scored his 25th goal of the season, his fourth hat-trick in his last 18 starts, for Tottenham's fifth goal in the game. The 23-year-old became just the 33rd player in Premier League history to score four goals in a game, and has now scored 26 league goals this season . Read More

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Nottingham Forest takeover: Evangelos Marinakis buys club following EFL approval

Nottingham Forest takeover: Evangelos Marinakis buys club following EFL approval

Marinakis denied the accusations in an interview with the BBC , saying they were the invention of people who are "jealous" of his success with Olympiakos, Greece's nearly perennial champion over the last 20 years. All of it has been dismissed and we have been clear from all of this . "Of course I can not stop our opponents talking or bad-mouthing". "What we have achieved in national and European football with Olympiakos , we want to duplicate with Nottingham Forest ", Marinakis said in a ... Read More

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Kane has great expectations for Spurs

Kane has great expectations for Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino and his players applaud the former players as they are announced on to the pitch after the Premier League match at White Hart Lane on Sunday. I totally understand but I don't know if I agree with him that it's an advantage. Tottenham have secured second place, with two games remaining this season. Read More

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Oblak to replace De Gea?

Oblak to replace De Gea?

The Slovenia global has established himself as first-choice at Atletico in recent years and could be interested in a move to Old Trafford. Despite Smalling's assertion that he has a "very good relationship" with Mourinho, it is understood that the United manager has been unhappy with some of the defender's performances and commitment since he replaced Louis van Gaal last summer. Read More

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Gaviria wins again at Giro d'Italia

Gaviria wins again at Giro d'Italia

And Gaviria came from behind to go up the right-hand side of the road and win by half a bike length from Bennett. Gaviria had become the first Colombian to win 4 stages at the same Giro and leads the points classification. "Today was a really strong head wind in the last 10 kilometres so we knew we had to wait a little later than usual to move to the front". "It's been a good day for me". Read More

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What Happens To Kyle Lowry Now?

A year later, expectations have changed and - now more than ever before - if they're not going to win, it matters how they lose. They took their shot and, like a number of others before them, they missed. The Raptors took their first fourth-quarter lead of the series but couldn't avoid their fourth straight loss. "One thing about Case, Case is one hell of a person outside of a coach". Read More

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Senators chase Fleury, rout Penguins 5-1 in Game 3

Senators chase Fleury, rout Penguins 5-1 in Game 3

He struggled in Game 3, a 5-1 loss, allowing four goals on nine shots against the Senators. They dominated Game 2 despite all the injuries, and this playoff season has shown that momentum has the expiry rate of raw eggs. Already I can hear the cries of "unfair!" Will the Sens be able to get the power play going? He has faced more shots than any other goaltender in the playoffs (490) and he's been forced to clean up plenty of messes for his depleted blue line. Read More

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Everton set sights on transfer targets as Europe beckons

Everton set sights on transfer targets as Europe beckons

While Koeman is bullish about Everton's chances of keeping Lukaku, the situation regarding Barkley is less clear-cut, with the midfielder set to enter the previous year of his contract. But I would need to think about it". "It is after the game, on Monday - then we will know". "And - it is not about his decision - we will go on". "I will have to talk about the situation but I expect an answer soon after the weekend and not another 10 days". Read More

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Djokovic beats Agut to reach Italian Open QFs

Djokovic, a four-time champion in Rome, will meet either Pablo Carreno Busta or Roberto Bautista Agut next. Second-seeded Djokovic next plays Juan Martin del Potro after the Argentine ousted seventh-seeded Kei Nishikori 7-6 (4), 6-3. In a shock to Maria Sharapova , the French tennis federation refused to grant the five-time Grand Slam victor and twice Roland Garros champion a wild card to either the main draw or qualifying. Read More

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Fired-up Novak Djokovic enters last eight in Rome, Stan Wawrinka out

Fired-up Novak Djokovic enters last eight in Rome, Stan Wawrinka out

Djokovic, beaten in the final by Britain s Andy Murray a year ago, will now face Juan Martin del Potro in the quarters after the unseeded Argentinian s 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 win over Japanese seventh seed Kei Nishikori. But French Open champion Djokovic said: "I m getting closer, I feel like today s match was one of the better ones I ve played on clay this season, and in the past couple of months". Read More

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Italian Open: Djokovic and Nadal stay on course in Rome

The 14-time men's singles Grand Slam champion, who beat Sock 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday (18 May), will face his opponent from the Madrid Open final Dominic Thiem in the last eight. All the players are aiming to raise their level of tennis as we're approaching Paris, but especially here in Rome at one of the biggest and best tournaments in the world. Read More

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Djokovic beats Bautista Agut to reach Italian Open QFs

The second set proved to be tougher for the 29-year-old as, after breaking Bautista Agut in the third, his opponent pegged him back in the sixth to take three games on the spin. Djokovic, beaten in the final by Britain's Andy Murray previous year, will now face Juan Martin del Potro in the quarters after the unseeded Argentinian's 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 win over Japanese seventh seed Kei Nishikori. Read More

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Rodgers - everything to play for

Rodgers - everything to play for

The 24-year-old playmaker started a second consecutive match in the SPL and capped a dominant first half display with a goal on 26 minutes. In the 63rd minute Kolo Toure and Scott Sinclair replaced Dedryck Boyata and Griffiths. I totally understand where he was at. "But this is a different game, this is a team that is starting to understand our game, how we work, how the possession of the ball is key". Read More

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Michael Owen predicts Burnley v West Ham United

Michael Owen predicts Burnley v West Ham United

Defender Winston Reid will miss the match however, as he has undergone surgery on a chronic knee injury that is expected to keep him out of action for ten weeks. Bilic admitted in his Standard Sport column West Ham had faced a "perfect storm" of moving to a new stadium, losing their star player Dimitri Payet and failing to integrate a host of new signings. Read More

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Bourdais reaches top of Indy speed chart before rain delay

Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti and Fernando Alonso edged out Josef Newgarden to round out the top five. Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso was fifth at 231.549 before rain doused the 2.5-mile oval, stopping practice. He's doing well already and once we get down to the nitty-gritty in qualifying, he's not going to have any issue with getting the vehicle on the limit and finding where he's comfortable. Read More

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I Loved Playing at White Hart Lane - Heung-Min Son

I Loved Playing at White Hart Lane - Heung-Min Son

Speaking on his Twitter account Hardy said: "We're an integral part of your past and we would love to be an integral part of your future, good luck in your new stadium". "We have a special bond at Tottenham that you don't always get elsewhere". A ceremony featuring figures from the club's past will take place after the game and fans have been offered the chance to buy their seats for £50 ($64.40, 59 euros). Read More

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NHL Playoffs: Anaheim Ducks Exciting Comeback Victory

Anaheim had led 1-0 through 40 minutes but lost for the first time in the postseason when defending a lead in the third period. Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson apparently eclipsed Gibson with one of the NHL's all-time most comprehensive screens, Gibson looking and leaning to his left as Neal flipped the puck into the sudden open space to his right. Read More

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Jose Mourinho optimistic goalkeeper David De Gea will stay at Man United

Jose Mourinho optimistic goalkeeper David De Gea will stay at Man United

United host Crystal Palace in their final league game of the season on Sunday before travelling to Stockholm to face Ajax in the Europa League final on May 24. "I never saw that with Chelsea, I never saw that with Manchester United , I never saw that with Manchester City a year ago". Another meek display on Sunday in the final league fixture could pile further pressure on out of form players for the final. Read More

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Boston Celtics win the NBA Draft Lottery

Boston Celtics win the NBA Draft Lottery

Originally, the pick was not theirs to give or take in the first place. Owner Wyc Grousbeck was the lucky charm for a team that, despite its shamrock logo, hasn't had such good fortune in the lottery. With a third overall pick, a healthy Embiid, and a healthy Ben Simmons , will this team finally be able to get over the hump and get into the playoffs? "The pain that we've all gone through, the pain of losing is real". Read More

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Isaiah Thomas on the Cavs: 'They're not the Monstars'

Isaiah Thomas on the Cavs: 'They're not the Monstars'

I also know that they're gonna turn it into whatever the best asset it can be. That includes Marcus Smart and Isaiah Thomas , and anything else they needed to get where he wanted to go. Most teams won't do a pick for a player straight up, so the Celtics may have to throw in another player along with the pick depending on what type of player they are looking for. Read More

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James, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1

BOSTON (AP) - LeBron James did pretty much whatever he wanted to against the Celtics in the Cavaliers' dominating win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. "They were the better team tonight". Obviously, we don't know the exact adjustments but we know they're gonna make adjustments. "They were more physical", Thomas said. Read More

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