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Westbrook, Harden, Leonard finalists for NBA MVP

The win was the 13th straight playoff victory for the Cavaliers , who have not lost since Game 4 of last year's NBA Finals. Not only did the Pelicans have to find a way to incorporate Cousins into the lineup in a short amount of time, but the trade also depleted what was already an underwhelming backcourt. Read More

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Si Woo Kim becomes youngest winner of Players Championship

It was Kim's second career PGA Tour victory. Poulter never imagined all this two weeks ago. That's when a clerical oversight - discovered by Brian Gay - saved him. He wound up with a 70 and tied for fourth. The 21-year-old South Korean fired a bogey-free final round of three-under-par 69 at TPC Sawgrass on Sunday to finish at 10 under, claiming a three-shot victory from England's Ian Poulter (71) and South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen (73). Read More

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Ducks go shorthanded into must-win Game 6 against Nashville

The Preds now lead the series 3-2 and have a golden opportunity to close out the series at home Monday night in Game 6. After the game, coach Randy Carlyle said both players are considered day-to-day. The 34-year-old Rinne stopped 32 of the 33 shots he faced in Game 5, his second straight contest with at least 30 saves. "I feel bad for the guy", said Ducks defenceman Hampus Lindholm. Read More

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Mourinho: Inexperienced Manchester United line-up not ideal for Palace match

Mourinho: Inexperienced Manchester United line-up not ideal for Palace match

Davinson Sanchez, a 20-year-old Colombian who has been one of Ajax's most consistent defenders all season, is the only player in the team with experience of a major final - he won the Copa Libertadores in July 2016 with Atletico Nacional. "It happened so quickly, really, from Thursday [getting the award] to Sunday, training on Friday and making an impression in Saturday's training before being named on the bench today and coming on". Read More

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Why Arsenal could play Liverpool for final Champions League spot

Why Arsenal could play Liverpool for final Champions League spot

It means they leapfrog the Red Devils into fifth position, three points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City with three games left, as Wenger looks to secure another season of Champions League football. Wenger gave credit to his players following a first win away to Southampton in 14 years as his decision to give Alexis Sanchez a more central role in a 3-4-2-1 formation paid dividends. Read More

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We need favour from Middlesbrough, Watford to finish in top four - Wenger

We need favour from Middlesbrough, Watford to finish in top four - Wenger

Wenger needed his East London rivals to do Arsenal a favour in order to boost their chances of securing a Champions League spot. Arsenal's top-four bid would be over had Sanchez not grabbed a double in the last 18 minutes. "When you play football, you do not count how many people are sitting in the stand". ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger is optimistic his side can steal into the Champions League places after beating Sunderland 2-0 to keep their hopes alive. Read More

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Real Madrid dominate Celta Vigo 4-1

Isco has been getting more and more game time for the Spanish giants in recent weeks as Gareth Bale continues to struggle with injury, giving him more opportunities to link up with the Portuguese superstar. "The first half was end to end and that doesn't suit us, we were much better with the ball in the second and we played a little better", added Zidane. Read More

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Hull City relegated after defeat to Crystal Palace

Hull City relegated after defeat to Crystal Palace

After the relative mid-table comfort of his West Ham tenure, Allardyce returned to fire fighting by replacing Dick Advocaat at Sunderland, with the Black Cats having taken three points from eight games. It started the day Steve Bruce left the club after he realised that he would not be supported with funds to strengthen the team, after he brought them up via the play-offs. Read More

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Qld snub Billy Slater for Origin opener

Qld snub Billy Slater for Origin opener

Given Broncos coach Wayne Bennett's insistence that Milford travel with his side to face the Warriors in New Zealand on Saturday if named on an extended bench as cover for Thurston, former Maroons five-eighth Ben Ikin suggested on Fox Sports that the selection tactic could have been used to circumvent Bennett's concerns. Read More

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Man United youngsters impress, but Mourinho only thinking of European final

Man United youngsters impress, but Mourinho only thinking of European final

United manager José Mourinho promised after the0-0 draw with Southampton that the kids would be played against Sam Allardyce's side, with the Red Devils preparing for Wednesday's Europa League final with Ajax . " I've trained since I was eight for this moment ", the 21-year-old delightfully stated. " So, for it to come true today in front of everyone, I'm over the moon, speechless ". Read More

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Man Utd debutant Mitchell hails Mourinho after ´mad´ Palace clash

Man Utd debutant Mitchell hails Mourinho after ´mad´ Palace clash

It has been an infuriatingly inconsistent season for the Old Trafford giants, with their fine form in Europe a stark contrast to their stuttering league displays. And it was to be the final act of the afternoon for United's all-time leading goalscorer as he left the Old Trafford playing surface to a standing ovation to be replaced by 16-year-old Angel Gomes who became the youngest player to play for the club in the Premier League era. Read More

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Wenger says contract doubts contributed to top-4 failure

Wenger says contract doubts contributed to top-4 failure

Arsenal's hope of squeezing into the Premier League top four relied on Liverpool or Manchester City slipping up, but they both won easily on Sunday to join Chelsea and Tottenham in entering the Champions League. Wenger, who had Adams working at Arsenal in the youth set-up for a short spell past year, said the remarks did not cause him pain and said he would rather focus his energies elsewhere. Read More

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Celtics bring Cavaliers back to earth

The swelling increased during the first two games against Cleveland , team doctor Brian McKeon said, and Thomas was limping on the court just before halftime on Friday night. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said the star point guard had a nagging injury that he aggravated a week ago during the second-round series against Washington. Read More

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Best Memes of LeBron James & the Cleveland Cavaliers Humiliating the Boston Celtics

In game 2 of the eastern conference finals, James only played 33 minutes. "I think it was the play called by Brad Stevens", Bradley told reporters after the game. The Cavaliers lead the series, 2-0. Shortly before Friday's tip-off, the National Basketball Association announced that Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard are finalists for league MVP, leaving James out of the Top 3 in voting for the regular season award for the first time since 2008. Read More

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Josh Harrop makes history with record-breaking Manchester United goal

Josh Harrop makes history with record-breaking Manchester United goal

It was Pogba's throughball that created the opportunity, but Harrop still had plenty to do before cutting inside past Martin Kelly and unleashing a fine finish into the far corner, the Old Trafford crowd erupting in celebration. They give you confidence and helped me a lot in the game. "It's the only positive thing". Sunday will be the first time he has played for the first team since then, yet Mourinho has high expectations having recently tipped Pereira to be the "best Portuguese ... Read More

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Is the NHL's concussion protocol failing the players it's supposed to protect?

Is the NHL's concussion protocol failing the players it's supposed to protect?

It's no stretch to say that the victor of Wednesday's Game 7 (7:30 p.m. ET) between the Penguins and Capitals will have the same lasting impact. First, there's business to take care of in NY. " It's frustrating ", Sullivan said. "You've got an opportunity to win a game like this and win a series at home". He didn't miss a shift. I think the logic behind these lines is good. Read More

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North Korea says missile tests warhead guidance, ready for deployment

North Korea says missile tests warhead guidance, ready for deployment

White House officials traveling in Saudi Arabia with President Donald Trump said the system that was tested, which was last launched in February, had a shorter range than the missiles fired in North Korea's most recent tests. North Korea fired a ballistic missile from the vicinity of Pukchang in South Pyongan Province on Sunday, a week after it test-fired another new intermediate-range ballistic missile, called the Hwasong-12. Read More

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Mejia Earns First MLB Win as Twins Split Doubleheader

Mejia Earns First MLB Win as Twins Split Doubleheader

Robbie Grossman added a solo homer for Minnesota, which is 6-0 against Kansas City this season. "I'm going to go down there and work on the things they told me work on", Mejia said through interpreter Carlos Font. Minor, who signed a $7.25 million, two-year contract with the Royals in February 2016, got his first major league victory since August 28, 2014, for Atlanta at the New York Mets, and his first win as a reliever. Read More

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N'Golo Kante wins football writers' award

N'Golo Kante wins football writers' award

But Kante collected more than 65 percent of the journalists' votes, which were spread over a record number of 17 different players. N'Golo Kante deservedly scooped the PFA Player of the Year award back in April, beating the likes of Eden Hazard, Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku to the prestigious award. Read More

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West Ham rule out Reid and Carroll for Burnley clash

West Ham rule out Reid and Carroll for Burnley clash

No one really knows what direction West Ham are planning to take at the end of what has been a disappointing season on-and-off the pitch. Manuel Lanzini whipped a free-kick inches over the bar in the closing stages as West Ham finished on the front foot, though there was to be no third goal in what was only their 12th league win of the season. Read More

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Harry Kane hat-trick secures golden boot as Spurs thrash relegated Hull

Harry Kane hat-trick secures golden boot as Spurs thrash relegated Hull

Tottenham have finished seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea, but will still join the Blues in the Champions League group stage next season. Hull pulled a goal back through Sam Clucas after an hour, but Spurs scored their fourth nearly immediately as the unmarked Victor Wanyama headed in at the far post and Kane completed his hat-trick as Hull's defence disappeared and left him with only Marshall to beat. Read More

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Rafael Nadal sets up semifinal showdown against Novak Djokovic — Madrid Open

Rafael Nadal sets up semifinal showdown against Novak Djokovic — Madrid Open

World No.59 Coric, who won his first ATP title last month in Morocco, took the second break point to serve out for the match , sending last year's finalist and two-time Madrid victor Murray packing. David Goffin awaits the victor of the Nadal-Kyrgios clash as the Belgian beat world No. 6 Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-2 yesterday. However, Murray cut a frustrated figure as he was swept aside by the 20-year-old Croatian for the second time in the pairs four meetings. Read More

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Diego Simeone to stay at Atletico Madrid

Diego Simeone to stay at Atletico Madrid

After the match, Simeone addressed the crowd with an emotional message while players from both past and present made their way onto the pitch and posed with every trophy the club has ever won. Fernando Torres, whose future remains in doubt with his contract expiring next month, scored two quick-fire goals in the first-half before Inaki Williams pulled one back with 19 minute to go. Read More

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Crawford stays unbeaten with 10-round rout of Diaz

Crawford stays unbeaten with 10-round rout of Diaz

It's not up to me. Tonight he completely dominated Felix Diaz, wiping him out on the scorecard before eventually forcing Diaz's corner to throw in the towel after the 10th, after Diaz had already taken an terrible beating. Diaz's face was swollen by the ninth and ringside doctors checked his eye before the start of the 10th. Crawford stuck out his tongue at Diaz after one exchange in the seventh, showing no fear. Read More

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26-goal Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe is a great talent - Xavi

26-goal Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe is a great talent - Xavi

Britain's Telegraph reported at the weekend that Monaco have turned down a world-record fee of about £103m from Real Madrid for Mbappe. Paris - Leonardo Jardim raised doubts about his future as Monaco coach on Sunday saying he would hold talks with club vice-president Vadim Vasilyev this week while the French champions turned down a world-record bid for their striker Kylian Mbappe. Read More

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Brad Stevens, Jaylen Brown, Celtics Comment After 44-Point Loss vs. Cavaliers

This play sums up Game 2 in this sense: Every time Boston had a positive moment, the Cavs, and specifically LeBron, snuffed out it out emphatically. It's impossible to single out a particular run because the Wine and Gold simply unleashed a 12-minute avalanche on both ends - shooting 58 percent in the period and canning six three-pointers while holding the Celtics to 25 percent shooting and forcing eight turnovers. Read More

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