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Mike D'Antoni Says Chris Paul Is 'Doubtful' to Play Game 7

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Apparently, the answer is going down 17 to the Houston Rockets in a playoff elimination game. This will surely a great and entertaining game and has the potential to wrap up going down as the best of the entire postseason. He had a high IQ game and added 29 points. It just took a lot of pressure from a Rockets team to get Golden State into that mental frame of mind. Read More »

LeBron, Cavs facing win-or-else Game 6 vs Celtics

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It was win or go home for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they welcomed the Boston Celtics into Quicken Loans Arena on Friday night, and they are not going home. Boston outscored Cleveland 18-2 in fast break points, a testament to their incredible hustle. If he pulls it off this time, he will need to do so on the road, like he did against the Warriors. Read More »

Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

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Later Dhoni took to Instagram to post a picture of himself, Ziva and his wife Sakshi thanking people for supporting CSK and congratulating Shane Watson for his 117 not out that brought CSK's victory. "The age. of the boys was definitely a concern", said the 36-year-old Dhoni. Chennai Super Kings batsman Ambati Rayudu hits the winning runs for his team . Read More »

How The Warriors Unleashed Klay Thompson

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The Rockets take great pride in the fact that they've limited Golden State to less than 100 points in the last two games and think continuing to play great defence is the only way they'll advance. "But the defense eventually kicked in, and obviously that led to transition, and the shotmaking in the second half was just incredible". Klay Thompson was sensational, scoring 21 of his game-high 35 points in the second half, including seven of his nine three-pointers in the contest. Read More »

Is LeBron a hero if heavily favored Cavaliers beat upstart Celtics?

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In 21 games in which his team has faced elimination in the playoffs, James is averaging an NBA-record 33.5 points. It's not a great omen when one of the (maybe) two players who consistently perform for your team is exhausted. Boston improved to 10-0 at home this postseason and moved to within one win of an improbable trip to the NBA Finals. Baynes finished the game with six points, seven rebounds, and three blocks. Read More »

Twitter Went Wild Over Rockets-Warriors Game 5

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Well, they're looking pretty glaring now. "He'll be evaluated tomorrow", coach Mike D'Antoni told reporters, via ESPN . I think our leaders in the National Basketball Association understand that when an NFL player is kneeling, they were kneeling to protest police brutality, to protest racial inequality. Read More »

Trump Says NFL Owners' Anthem Protest Ban Doesn't Do Enough

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Trump criticized any of the league's players who might challenge the rule and continue to kneel in protest, suggesting "maybe you shouldn't be in the country". "And I will tell you one thing I know about NASCAR: They do indeed, Brian, stand for the playing of the national anthem, right?" "He's fired, '" Mr Trump said at the time. Read More »

Neymar to Real would be tough for Barcelona, says Messi

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Although he has been linked with money-spinning moves to China, the 30-year-old poured scorn on the likelihood of ever leaving Barca. Messi and Barcelona completed a domestic double this season, their third in four years, but they have been knocked out of Europe at the quarterfinal stage in each of the last three campaigns. Read More »

Atletico Madrid star Griezmann: Simeone just like Ferguson

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The time to stop harping on about past glory and deliver another trophy has come, especially after a pair of UEFA Cup final losses in 1999 and 2004. While they won Ligue 2 in the subsequent season, they were forced to spend a second year in the division after filing for bankruptcy. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton 'close' to new deal with Mercedes

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When the race resumed, Hamilton seemingly got into a groove setting the fastest lap on the seventh lap and began widening the gap between him and Vettel. But that was an inherited triumph that Hamilton himself described as "empty". Red Bull Racing might not be leading the grid, but these two are certainly the cars to watch. Read More »

Lue: Cavs must be tougher against Celtics

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Boston improved to 9-0 this postseason at TD Garden. At the end of the day, the Celtics did what they were supposed to - take care of their home court and the Cavs would look forward to doing the same but the 0-2 is not a small one to overcome. Read More »

Alabama announces home-and-home series with Texas

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According to the University of Texas , the Longhorns will host Bama on September 10, 2022, at the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium and then travel to Tuscaloosa, Alabama on September 9, 2023, to face off against them on their home turf - the Bryant-Denny Stadium. Read More »

Juventus in seventh heaven

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The club also seem keen to keep the former AC Milan boss in place, with Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta insisting there is a "willingness" for Allegri to stay put. "They are an example for other teams to follow". The results: Verona 0 lost to Udinese 1 (Barŕk 20); Torino 2 (Belotti 68, De Silvestri 87) bt SPAL 1 (Grassi 22); Bologna 1 (Verdi 12-pen) lost to Chievo 2 (Giaccherini 48, Inglese 60); Fiorentina 0 lost to Cagliari 1 (Pavoletti 37). Read More »

Dee Gordon ready to play second base for Mariners with Cano out

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Cano maintained that he used the drug to treat an unspecified medical condition, though baseball rules state that the league will treat a diuretic as a positive test if its independent program administrator "determines that the player meant to avoid detection of his use of another prohibited substance". Read More »

Tiger Woods shoots 65, his lowest score ever at Players

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He began the final round looking up at Webb Simpson. Had he done so, the image of a galloping Tiger Woods might have been sufficient to trigger Players Championship capitulation. On the famous par-3 17th, Woods came up short with his tee shot and wound up in the water, then didn't get up-and-down from the drop zone and walked off the peninsula with a double-bogey 5. Read More »

Nirav Modi fraud costs PNB Rs 14357 crore

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Banking secretary Rajiv Kumar told media that a government nominee on the board of state-run Allahabad Bank would call a meeting to seek the removal of the lender's chief executive Usha Ananthasubramanian , who previously headed fraud-hit Punjab National Bank ( PNB ). Read More »

Antonio Conte: I 'wasn't able to convey that determination' to Chelsea players

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Mike Ashley says he "hopes" Rafael Benitez will remain Newcastle United manager after hitting out at those who have criticised his ownership of the club. This could also have been a final game in charge for Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez , with the Spaniard's future in doubt pending key talks with the club's owner Mike Ashley in the next week. Read More »

How To Watch Cavaliers vs. Celtics Game 1

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Yes, those storylines would have been fascinating, but this series and these teams hold plenty of intrigue as is. While Cleveland were entangled in a battle with the feisty Indiana Pacers , Boston had their hands full in a rock fight with the Milwaukee Bucks . Read More »

Rooney 'hasn't asked to leave', Everton boss Allardyce says

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Rooney is Everton's top scorer with 11 goals this season. However, Rooney was scoreless in the second half of the season. However, he did add that negotiations with the MLS club have taken place. Allardyce continually starting Rooney only to replace him points to the ongoing uncertainty as to his best position and use. He isn't chasing the ball, he just stands and the ball will come to him. Read More »

It's Warriors over Rockets - odds

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The Warriors fought injury woes all season with star guard Stephen Curry missing over 20 games, but he returned in Round 2 without missing a beat to help Golden State do away with the feisty New Orleans Pelicans . "To me, the hardest championship is the first one, as an individual player and as a team, because you don't know - you don't quite know if you can do it". Read More »

Pogba likely to stay at Manchester United next season, says Mourinho

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Mourinho has no plans for a major overhaul of his squad, arguing he does not have the finances to buy players at will, which could be interpreted as a criticism of Manchester City . Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has broken his silence on the future of Paul Pogba amid rumours that the former world's most expensive player will depart in the summer. Read More »

Kyle Edmund beats David Goffin in last 16 — Madrid Open

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Djokovic was ready to pounce though early in the second and opened up a 2-0 lead. It was Djokovic's first victory over a top-20 opponent since the Serb overcame Monfils at Eastbourne in June. It's just about going for it again. But it just shows even though I'm playing at a better level this year, you still lose. So does me the world of good in lots of ways: confidence, belief. Read More »

Spurs 1-0 Newcastle: Kane fires Tottenham to UCL next term

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HARRY KANE'S twenty-eighth Premier League goal of the season was enough to sink a dogged Newcastle United side and ensure Tottenham Hotspur will be staging Champions League football at their new stadium next season. Rafa Benitez has guided his side to a Premier League season next year already, however, the turn in results since they guaranteed their survival will have been concerning to the Spaniard. Read More »

Raptors aim to avoid sweep as betting underdogs vs. Cavs

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It's easy in hindsight to say that play changes everything. "That's all you ask - in a hostile situation, the other team playing really well, putting ourselves in a position to win". For fans who want to stream the Cleveland-Toronto Game 4 confrontation for free without cable login credentials, a feed from TNT Overtime will also stream at the above link, or on most mobile devices. Read More »

Reuben Foster threw girlfriend's dog across room during domestic-violence incident

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She has since recanted her allegations that led to the second-year linebacker's February 11 arrest at their Los Gatos home. It remains to be seen whether authorities will go ahead with the charges or drop them. Bentley told Judge Nona Klippen that Foster is pleading not guilty to the three felony charges he faces, and that the 49ers linebacker wants a preliminary hearing to be held within 10 days, as is his Constitutional right to a speedy trial. Read More »

Red Sox-Yankees Will Play Two Games In London In 2019

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The series will be MLB's first-ever regular-season games in Europe. Baseball commissioner Robert Manfred described the plan as "our most significant endeavor in Europe", while Tony Clark , executive director of players' association the MLBPA, said fans should expect intense competition. Read More »

Get well soon boss: Ronaldo, Beckham wish Alex Ferguson speedy recovery

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During his 26 years with Manchester United he won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups , and two UEFA Champions League titles. Liverpool said it would offer its full support to Manchester United and Ferguson's family. He added: "All my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family". Read More »

#BellewHaye2: Tony Bellew Knocks Out David Haye To Win Rematch

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Cancel in time and you've basically got Haye vs Bellew for free. With his timing off and desperation showing, Haye was swinging for the fences in the third. Everything happens for a reason. He's a great champion and I enjoyed the battle. Tony was the better fighter. Bellew revealed that he's talked to Ward about the possibility of the American coming out of retirement but he also said that he would like to fight Tyson Fury and that he believes he can "flatline" the former world ... Read More »

English Premier League: With top four at stake

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Chelsea will have a boost with Marcos Alonso coming back after a three game suspension. The spotlight at Stamford Bridge was on league top scorer Mohamed Salah , facing his old club, but the Egypt forward was booked for diving and had a quiet afternoon - one that was understandable in the circumstances, according to Klopp . Read More »

Friday Night Playoffs: Warriors @ Pelicans

A series win against Golden State is highly unlikely. Anthony Davis had 25 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and three blocks for the Pelicans , but it still wasn't enough against the star-studded Warriors . Pelicans vs. Warriors: The New Orleans Pelicans are red hot after sweeping the Trail Blazers. Green drove coast to coast for a three-point play 2:08 before halftime, then Thompson banked in a 3 at the halftime buzzer for a 58-55 Warriors edge at intermission. Read More »