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Cleveland Cavaliers beat Boston Celtics to advance to NBA Finals

He is averaging 32.5 points and shooting 56.6 percent in the postseason this year and with the exception of the Cavs' only loss, Game 3 against the Celtics , James is controlling his opponents like a puppeteer controls a puppet. All great quarterbacks. You know, and it should be the same for us. They have earned a rubber match with the Warriors, setting up one of the most anticipated NBA Finals in recent memory. Read More

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NBA, NHL finals will feature defending champions

Now, let's talk about Finals MVP. One of the unsung causes for the Warriors' demise a year ago was that Iguodala hurt his back in Game 6 and was not almost the same in the final two games of the series. Can Durant win his first? "I wish could say he was, and I'm sure he wishes he could, as well, but that's where we are right now". "We just kept grinding. Read More

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South Africa 'concerns' after Manchester attack

Fall of wickets: 1-33, 2-145, 3-149, 4-182, 5-208, 6-216, 7-225, 8-230, 9-267. The only blight on a fine night for the hosts was an injury scare for Ben Stokes , who left the field for six overs during South Africa's chase with pain in his left knee and did not return to bowl when he eventually came back on. Read More

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England v South Africa: second ODI

There had been some doubt over whether Stokes would play Saturday after briefly leaving the field with left knee trouble during England's 72-run win at Headingley on Wednesday. Buttler (65*) hit four of his five fours in one over off Andile Phehlukwayo as he and Moeen Ali saw England rack up 111 in the last 10 overs. Read More

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Travis hits grand slam, Blue Jays beat Rangers 7

Travis hits grand slam, Blue Jays beat Rangers 7

Toronto Blue Jays' catcher Russell Martin , right, tags out Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus at home plate during third-inning baseball game action in Toronto, Friday, May 26, 2017. There are four games left to play in May and the Toronto Blue Jays are nearly out of the hole they dug in April. Then Jose Bautista came to the plate. Read More

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Armed police guarding FA Cup final after Manchester attack

The FA Cup final on Saturday pits two sides with contrasting fortunes this season against each other as Premier League champions Chelsea take on Arsenal . Chelsea pulled level through Diego Costa but just thee minutes later, Aaron Ramsey struck to hand the FA Cup to Arsenal . Costa was very lively and caused problems but one continued problem for Chelsea was that, against a composed and congested Arsenal defence, there were so many occasions when it would end up with Eden Hazard or ... Read More

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WhatIfSports Stanley Cup Finals prediction: Penguins repeat

WhatIfSports Stanley Cup Finals prediction: Penguins repeat

Yet the Penguins understand there's something else at work too, a resiliency and accountability they lacked while falling to lower-seeded teams every year from 2010-14. For the season, Pittsburgh is averaging 3.33 goals per game and allowing 2.70. "We'll watch some video and see what he's good at and what he's not good at and what we can take advantage of in this series ", Sheary said. Read More

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Warriors (12-0) ease into finals

The Warriors became the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0 after defeating the Spurs 122-108 on Monday night in Game 4. After an awkward close out by center Zaza Pachulia on Spurs' star Kawhi Leonard , who had been playing on an injured ankle from the previous series, Leonard rolled his ankle on Pachulia's unconventional lead foot and that was the last shot attempt and play that we saw from Leonard for the rest of this series. Read More

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Woo, woo, woo, what a win for young star

He ended at 10-under 278. "I still can't believe I'm the champion and I'm the youngest champion for this major tournament ", Kim said through a translator. It offers exemptions to athletes who win a medal of any colour at the Olympics or gold at the Asian Games but unfortunately for Kim, winning the PGA Tour's flagship event does not bring an exemption. Read More

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FA Cup final: Chelsea player ratings for shock loss to Arsenal

Costa then equalised for Chelsea with 14 minutes to go, seemingly putting the Premier League champion into the driving seat, but Ramsey popped up shortly after to deflate his opponents and Arsenal held on to lift the trophy. He said: "I have no medals at home - from anything". Assistant referee Gary Beswick quickly raised his flag for offside against Ramsey, but the midfielder left the ball for Sanchez to race through and smartly direct past Thibaut Courtois . Read More

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Spurs exploring run at Clips' Paul

The Spurs' lack of cap space is a major hurdle for the two parties to clear, especially given that he'd be turning down a much more lucrative deal with the Clippers. The 32-year-old Paul is eligible for a five-year deal worth an estimated $205 million from Clippers owner Steve Ballmer this summer because of the NBA's most recent labor contract favoring stars in Paul's age bracket, according to ESPN . Read More

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Reds rally to beat Rockies 12-8, break 7-game slide

Reds rally to beat Rockies 12-8, break 7-game slide

The Rockies improved to 28-17 for the season, matching their season high mark of 11 games above.500. The big blow was Schebler's two-out, three-run home run on a 2-0 pitch from Dunn, putting the Reds ahead 10-8. And after the Reds scored three runs to trim the score to 6-4, sportscaster Thom Brennaman decided the mini-rally was a result of the bird's presence and subsequently chose to interview it. Read More

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Ben Stokes stars as England hold off South Africa in thrilling ODI

Stokes made South Africa pay dearly for dropping him off both first and second balls after the all-rounder had been passed fit to play following a knee injury. The skipper handed slow left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj his One-Day International debut after taking 26 wickets in his first seven Test matches. To win a series against the world's top-ranked ODI team will be a huge boost to England ahead of their Champions Trophy campaign, which begins against Bangladesh at The Oval next ... Read More

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STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: Aberg's goal puts Preds past Ducks

The Predators almost came storming back in Game 4 to take a commanding lead in the Western Conference final, but the Anaheim Ducks won in overtime after an unlucky Nashville bounce. They have two comebacks from three goals or more so far this postseason and also crawled out of an 0-2 hole in game three. The Ducks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Read More

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Canha's 10th-inning homer leads A's past Red Sox 3-2

Canha's 10th-inning homer leads A's past Red Sox 3-2

They'll still have work to do, of course, and one win can not clean the bad taste completely out of our mouths, but this was certainly a step in the right direction. Pinder didn't help himself with an error on a second-inning grounder, one of three Oakland errors on the day. Don't let this encouraging performance by the offense overshadow what Eduardo Rodriguez did, though. Read More

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Aussie Davison replaces Bourdais after Indy crash

Aussie Davison replaces Bourdais after Indy crash

Bourdais will be replaced for the 500 miles of Indianapolis on May 28 by Australian James Davison who has already competed twice in the famous race but has not raced in IndyCar since 2015. The Dale Coyne Racing driver was travelling in excess of 200mph at the time and made hard contact with the wall before rolling and eventually coming to a halt on the back straight. Read More

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Luis Enrique seeks one last trophy before leaving Barcelona

However, Luis Enrique has backed his side to beat Alaves regardless, ending his Barcelona tenure by lifting the Copa del Rey title for the third year in a row. Sport did report earlier this week that the club are drawing up an additional payment at the last minute for a cup win, mind. This season with complete certainty can be considered a failure for Barcelona . Read More

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Wenger seeks solace in quest for seventh FA Cup

According to reports, the Czech global was devastated by the choice of the Gunners boss. "Of course I want him to stay at the club", the Welshman said. Arsene Wenger is now as unpopular as he's ever been with Arsenal fans. "You work all season long to be where you want to be and lift that trophy so the lads are fully focused", five-times Cup victor Terry, who is likely to be on the bench on Saturday, told a news conference on Wednesday. Read More

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Unseeded Zverev upsets Nishikori in Geneva Open

Unseeded Zverev upsets Nishikori in Geneva Open

After Nishikori's escape in the 10th game of the third set, he also trailed 4-2 in the tiebreaker. The big-serving Anderson, who racked up 14 aces during the match, canceled it out with a forehand victor, but Nishikori took the next point and the second seed hit another victor at 7-6 to wrap up the match in just under two-and-a-half hours. Read More

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Pittsburgh Penguins Preview Heading into Game 7

Pittsburgh Penguins Preview Heading into Game 7

Although he participated in warmups prior to Pittsburgh's game five win on Sunday, he did not make it onto the ice and remained sidelined for their loss on Tuesday. "We're going to do everything we can to have the best game we possibly can", said Karlsson . He stopped Nick Bonino off a rebound in transition, Scott Wilson off a deflected Phil Kessel shot and Bonino again when Kyle Turris gave the puck away. Read More

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Rory McIlroy skipping Memorial because of rib injury

Rory McIlroy skipping Memorial because of rib injury

McIlroy has missed the Memorial only once in the last seven years. He ended up skipping four tournaments after that, returning in March and playing through the Masters, where he tied for seventh. McIlroy finished T-30 at TPC Sawgrass, flying to Belfast the next day for a MRI which didn't show exacerbation of the original injury. But his last win on the PGA Tour was at the Deutsche Bank Championship in September 2016. Read More

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Exeter secure first Premiership title with extra-time penalty against Wasps

Exeter secure first Premiership title with extra-time penalty against Wasps

Fittingly, tomorrow's final brings together the Premiership's top two teams following the scheduled season. The sides are nearly impossible to split, so we look at the recent head-to-head record to see if it offers up any answers. The game also marked England global Danny Cipriani's return to Wasps after he rejoined from Sale Sharks over the summer. Jack Nowell and Phil Dollman scored first-half tries for the Chiefs and, with Steenson adding both conversions, it seemed as though ... Read More

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Help the Gwinnett Braves find a new team name

Help the Gwinnett Braves find a new team name

Every opponent he has faced during this stretch ranks in MLB's Top 15 in OPS ( Atlanta , St. Louis Cubs twice, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Arizona & Washington), five are in the Top 10 and only once has he allowed more than two earned runs. Braves: 3B Adonis Garcia (left Achilles tendon tendinitis) had no problems running and appears set to come off the 10-day disabled list Friday. After Mike Foltynewicz recorded a four-minute, six-pitch first inning (thanks, Pirates !), the bats went to work ... Read More

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Watch East Conference Final Game 4 Online, Team News

Watch East Conference Final Game 4 Online, Team News

And into the crease, too. We've got your way to watch game four via live stream on May 19 at 8pm EST , right here. Murray took over for Fleury after Ottawa's first-period outburst Wednesday, stopping 19 of 20 shots. He should know, as he kicked off their scoring drive just 48 seconds into game three. Pittsburgh managed to find speed that was lacking previously and generate quality opportunities in tight around Anderson. Read More

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England's Stokes passed fit for 2nd South Africa ODI

Stokes , in particular, was an important cog for Rising Pune Supergiant and his presence was clearly missing for Steve Smith's side who went on to lose the final to Mumbai Indians. Moeen smashed five sixes in his 51-ball blitz at Headlingley to help England take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series but the 29-year-old admits it is not an easy position to bat. Read More

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Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

He was a fierce protector of state interests such as tobacco, coal and its military bases. On Saturday, McConnell released a statement saying, "Jim rarely shied away from a new adventure". Bunning also played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers before retiring in 1971. Bunning gave his farewell speech to the Senate on December 9, 2010, and was succeeded by current Senator Rand Paul on January 3, 2011. Read More

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Borussia Dortmund edge Eintracht Frankfurt to win DFB Pokal final

Borussia Dortmund edge Eintracht Frankfurt to win DFB Pokal final

Meanwhile, Gabon worldwide Aubameyang has reportedly handed in a transfer request and been linked with a big-money move to Premier League sides Manchester United and Manchester City, as well as Ligue 1 club Paris St-Germain. "My situation also plays no role". It's a cup final. The likes of Julian Weigl, Mario Gotze, Christian Pulisic and Dembele are all 24 or under and with spearhead Aubameyang leading the way with 39 goals in all competitions this season, Dortmund possess a ... Read More

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