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Celtics throw scare into LeBron, Cavs in Game 4

Celtics throw scare into LeBron, Cavs in Game 4

Cleveland was down by 13 points and LeBron James was sitting on the bench with four fouls before the second quarter. Turns out Irving was just getting warmed up en route to scorching."Very unstoppable", is the way Lue described Irving. Al Horford contributed 16 points and seven assists. The entire series was played at the Polo Grounds, home to both teams that season. On courage " Celtics " confidently started the game and the fourth - already in the starting 12 minutes the visitors had a ... Read More

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Stanley Cup Final starts Monday night

I don't know where I would be without Fleury's mentorship, his advice", Murray said after the Penguins won the Stanley Cup a year ago. Murray finished with 23 saves for the Penguins, who used the first coach's challenge in finals history to wipe out an early Nashville goal and held on despite going an astonishing 37:09 at one point without a shot. Read More

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Steve Kerr will not be on the bench for Game One

After all, he has slayed behemoths before. Stephen Curry , Golden State: When the Warriors won the championship two years ago, Andre Iguodala was named Finals MVP, while Curry didn't receive a single vote. However, getting to 16-0 is an entirely different game. Thomas said he's willing to negotiate a contract extension with the Celtics later and allow them to beef up the team by getting the needed addition, via Draft or the free-agent market. Read More

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Angelique Kerber is on Record Book

Top of the list, and still ranked No2, was three-time victor Serena Williams , now expecting her first child. Before going to Roland Garros, she had promised her doctor she would stop if she felt any pain. None of the favorites has received an easy paths through to the finals at the French Open , but the draw has set up some interested potential matchups. Read More

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Four killed, dozens injured in stampede at Honduran soccer match

Four killed, dozens injured in stampede at Honduran soccer match

The tragic episode happened at the General Tiburcio Carias Andino national stadium in Tegucigalpa, where Motagua and Deportes Progreseno were set to contest the final of the Clausura Tournament of the National Football League. " Two people died in the stadium and two in the hospital ", a hospital spokesman said, later reporting that another person had died. Honduras Progreso said that their team was "doubly hurt" by the defeat and the death of fans. Read More

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Kerber suffers shocking first round exit at Roland Garros

Kvitova began things with a quick forehand victor; she compiled the first 10 winners of the match and finished with a 31-9 edge in that category. But on Sunday, it was the Russian who took complete control of the match, as Kerber only had four winners and 12 unforced errors in the first set, while not even earning a break point until the last game of the set-which Makarova won. Read More

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Dustin Pedroia: Dustin Pedroia (wrist) set to undergo MRI

Dustin Pedroia: Dustin Pedroia (wrist) set to undergo MRI

Pedroia stayed in for the bottom of the first, but then was removed from the game. "Really no speculation on it", Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski told reporters after his team's 5-4 loss. Abreu took the ball to the bag himself but had to slide in to beat Pedroia. Josh Rutledge filled in on Monday and would be in line for more at-bats if Pedroia is sidelined for an extended period. Read More

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Brewers' Anderson no-hits Diamiondbacks through 7 innings

Brewers' Anderson no-hits Diamiondbacks through 7 innings

Ray pitched seven innings of two-hit ball to lower the NL's second-best road ERA to 0.081, Gregor Blanco and Chris Owings homered, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 for their ninth win in 10 games. "The fans, the way they support us in this town, I've never experienced anything like that". Blue Jays 3, Rangers 1 • Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer that backed Marco Estrada, and Toronto beat visiting Texas to match its longest winning streak this season at ... Read More

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Preds expect Fisher, Smith to play Game 1

Nashville thought it scored the opening goal midway through the first period when Subban's wrist shot from the point got by Murray. Sullivan isn't anxious, saying Pittsburgh has the ability to "take what the game presents". Let's hope for an exciting Game 1! And this was in Pittsburgh . Irwin has averaged 11 minutes and 46 seconds' ice time during the playoffs, with Weber at 11:13. Read More

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We played for the people who died, says Pogba

Man United finished the Premier League campaign in sixth, they drew far too many games, while they ended the year 24 points behind leaders Chelsea. "He is a very important player for us". Mourinho added: "I am really happy with our season, with the trophies, to be back into the Champions League ". Read More

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Emotional Kvitova wins 'twice' on French Open return

Kvitova , 27, was attacked in her home in Prostejov, Czech Republic, on the morning of December 20, suffering deep cuts to all five fingers on her left hand, her dominant hand. She hailed the win as her second of the season, with the first being her actual return to the court in Paris . The German regained the No. 1 ranking after Serena Williams went on maternity leave, but was affected by a back injury in the build up and admits her confidence is not where she would like it to be. Read More

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Has Wenger 'lost it'? Former Arsenal star claims he has…

Has Wenger 'lost it'? Former Arsenal star claims he has…

Arsenal have recently been deploying a 3-4-2-1 for the latter parts of the season, and the formation has been a success for the North London club, as Arsenal have only lost once since changing to the formation. Wenger said he was unconcerned by Adams's criticism, especially since the former defender's coaching tenure at Granada , where he oversaw six losses in six games, has ended in relegation from La Liga in Spain . Read More

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Huddersfield into Premier League after penalty drama

There was to be no such restrictions that would prevent him striding forward in front of 38,500 expectant, nervous Town fans, though, to score the third penalty that kept Huddersfield in the shoot-out after Reading had gone 3-1 up. "I'm happy that I played my part". "By the way Ian Holloway, all the best for next season", Wagner said. We played Manchester City this season in the cup; we had a good cup run this season as well, now I think about it. Read More

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Moses is not a cheat - Conte

Mertesacker said the criticism only succeeded in making him stronger following a frustrating lengthy spell on the sidelines. Few could argue against Arsenal taking home their first silverware this season after cruelly exposing the shortcomings of their opponents from west London . Read More

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Celtics fall in Game 5, playoff run over

James finished the night with 5,995 playoff points, topping Jordan's mark of 5,987. "I can't lie", Durant said, when comparing the 2012 Finals trip to this one. Cleveland , which won Game 4 at home on Tuesday night, leads the series 3-1 and can wrap things up on the road. The Celtics were 9-9 during a playoff run that capped a successful season. Read More

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FA Cup hero Ramsey calls for Wenger to stay

Just as the season reached its climax at Wembley Stadium, Arsenal turned in the type of tenacious display lacking so often, and against a side so commanding in the Premier League . Francis Coquelin is the latest Arsenal player to back Arsene Wenger to stay, with the long-serving boss due to hold talks over his future early next week. Read More

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French Open starts with Petra Kvitova's return

French Open starts with Petra Kvitova's return

This was her first match in the French Open main draw, and what a stage and an opponent to face. "But right now, I think that I have to find myself again". In her first match of the year the two-time Wimbledon champion beat Julia Boserup in straight sets , the Czech visibly emotional upon securing passage to round two. Read More

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Kerber's loss leaves French Open wide open

I have to find myself again and try to forget the clay season as soon as possible, and reset for the grass season again. The 29-year-old, who was a two-time grand slam champion in 2016, winning the Australian and US Open titles, said after the defeat to Makarova: "On clay I'm really not feeling so good, especially on my movement, because I can not slide so good". Read More

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World number one Angelique Kerber beaten in French Open first round

She said: "This year, the expectations are much bigger, especially in the big tournaments and the grand slams". From the beginning, I had my fingers swollen a lot, as well. The chances of her playing tennis again, he said, were "very low" for a "multiple of reasons". It was like she had never been away. However, a few more unforced errors allowed the American to claim her last game of the match. Read More

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Antonio Conte Wants to Stay 'Many Years' at Chelsea

After finishing fifth, Wenger and Arsenal missed out on Champions League football for the first time in 19 years. "This season, remember, was a great season for us". Wenger was full of admiration for the way his players took the fight to Chelsea , saying: "We had an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards". Read More

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Wayne Rooney set to leave Manchester United in the summer

The Spaniard is simply too good, too blessed with a capacity for the big stage, to be part of a side that has secured Champions League football just once in four seasons. Despite enjoying greater possession, Bosz's inexperienced team struggled in what was the club's first European final since 1996. "We felt the suffering and the sadness of the city of Manchester and we tried to give this trophy for them, for the whole city". Read More

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Moeen Ali says chat with Paul Farbrace gave him confidence

Moeen Ali says chat with Paul Farbrace gave him confidence

Eoin Morgan believes this is the strongest England white ball side he has been involved in - and says he enjoys the "luxury" of having to select a starting team. Morgan announced himself by lofting Phehlukwayo for six over long-off and received good support from Stokes, with whom he added 68 in 11 overs before Stokes - who later experienced discomfort in his knee - picked out deep mid-wicket. Read More

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Arsenal win but miss Champions League

Arsenal win but miss Champions League

Meanwhile, unsettled Everton midfielder Ross Barkley's future with the club was supposed to be decided yesterday, manager Ronald Koeman said, after his side's loss to Arsenal . Wenger also said Arsenal's supporters' protests against shareholder Stan Kroenke - who was loudly and repeatedly told to " get out of our club " - were misplaced. Read More

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Europa League final: What Ibrahimovic told ball boys

Ferguson was delighted to see United prevail after a hard few days for all those linked to the city, with Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scoring in either half to overcome a flat Ajax side. Manchester United emerged from the final in Stockholm with a 2-0 victory over Ajax , with Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan getting the goals to see United win their first Europa League crown and clinch a spot in next year's Champions League . Read More

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Sebastian Vettel Extends Lead Over Lewis Hamilton after Monaco Grand Prix Victory

But the inconsistency of the Mercedes auto certainly is. Raikkonen was brought in earlier than Vettel by Ferrari , freeing the German to put in a sequence of quick laps in clean air while his teammate toiled with traffic. "They needed to pit one of the two drivers and put them on the supersoft". At the moment, both are officially on an equal footing and free to compete fully against each other - as Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were over the last three years. Read More

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Philippines pounds militants as civilians found shot dead

In a security message, the US Embassy in Manila said it has received information that the Philippine government has placed the Philippine National Police on full alert throughout Metro Manila . HRW and others also heard dark echoes of Ferdinand Marcos , who ruled as a brutal dictator from 1972 to 1981 after declaring martial law - especially since Duterte promised that his version would "not be any different from what the president , Marcos, did". Read More

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Lebron James passes Michael Jordan as all-time NBA playoff scorer

The 2016 champion Cavs will battle the 2015 champion Warriors for the third straight year. "We all need to soak this up". Here's hoping this NBA Finals is awesome. "We're a young team". Celtics head coach Brad Stevens knows in order to steal another win, his team has to play nearly flawless basketball. "They had multiple people come in and talk to me about what's more important", Thomas said Friday, a day after the Celtics were eliminated by the Cleveland Cavaliers . Read More

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John Terry hints at retirement

The players and their hugely popular Italian coach ran a lap of honour, the besuited Conte jumping and dancing with his charges to celebrate a first English title in his first season in charge. Terry, whose achievements on the pitch were often marred by his behaviour off it, told the BBC his defensive blunder in letting Etienne Capoue make it 1-1 should serve as a lesson to young children. Read More

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Golden State Warriors advance to NBA Finals

Patty Mills and Manu Ginobili may have played their last game for the San Antonio Spurs after they were eliminated from the NBA Western Conference finals by the potent, record-breaking Golden State Warriors . It's about how I feel - if I want to go through all that again. When Ginobili checked out for the final time with 2:54 remaining after scoring 15 points with 7 assists and 3 steals, nearly every player on the court was clapping. Read More

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