• Bulls beat top-seeded Celtics to take 2-0 series lead
Bulls beat top-seeded Celtics to take 2-0 series lead

Former Celtic Rajon Rondo was the star for the Bulls, finishing just one rebound shy of a triple-double. Robin Lopez was spectacular again on the offensive glass and raining in jumpers, as he finished with 18 points. "It wasn't moving at all", Celtics guard Avery Bradley said. The Chicago Bulls are proving us wrong and they're enjoying it....

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  • Sean Dyche: Burnley in control of Michael Keane's future
Sean Dyche: Burnley in control of Michael Keane's future

While clubs are looking at Keane - Everton manager Ronald Koeman publicly expressed his interest back in January - Dyche stressed it is far from a foregone conclusion that he has the final stretch of his Burnley career under him. The reality is that nothing's changed. In the Championship we'd be viewed stronger for all the different variants, pushi...

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  • Sharks Eliminated from Playoffs
Sharks Eliminated from Playoffs

After a more than a decade-long playoff drought in Edmonton, the Oilers are in no hurry to leave the NHL's postseason party. "So we've got to play with some urgency and win a home game". Thornton had surgery Monday to fix the injury. The Sharks increased their lead to 3-1 just under nine minutes into the second period. "A shot from the point th...

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  • Indiana Pacers: Should Paul George Be Traded During NBA Offseason?
Indiana Pacers: Should Paul George Be Traded During NBA Offseason?

There's no questioning his ability to play the game or anything like that, but whether or not he's the best player for the Lakers in the future is up for debate. The Pacers had a chance to go out there and earn the respect of their fans by playing their hearts out and the team failed. The Pacers face a tough offseason, and it's more likely than...

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  • Irving scores 37, Cavs hold on to beat Pacers 117-111
Irving scores 37, Cavs hold on to beat Pacers 117-111

Two days after giving up a lead and escaping with a one-point win, the Cavaliers almost squandered an 18-point cushion during a shaky fourth quarter on Monday before holding on for a 2-0 series lead. "We believed that before we got here", says forward CJ Miles . While the Pacers forced 18 turnovers they also allowed Cleveland to shoot 55.3...

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  • Mike Gillislee to replace LeGarrette Blount in New England's backfield
Mike Gillislee to replace LeGarrette Blount in New England's backfield

Though there are some fans nervous about the decision because they're letting Gillislee head to the New England Patriots, I believe this is the smartest decision for Buffalo given their situation. The Bills assigned Gillislee the original-round restricted free-agent tender, worth $1.797 million for one year. After two seasons with the Dolphins, G...

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  • Mitch Haniger: Haniger finishes with three hits, four RBI
Mitch Haniger: Haniger finishes with three hits, four RBI

During Wednesday's contest, he notched a two-run single against Edinson Volquez in the second inning, then proceeded to back that two-run hit up with a two-run double in the fourth. Ichiro, 43, spent the first 111/2 seasons of his major league career with the Mariners, playing his home games at Safeco, and this week marked his first games back sinc...

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  • Kevin Durant still questionable for playoff Game 3 Saturday
Kevin Durant still questionable for playoff Game 3 Saturday

The two-time defending Western Conference champions have a 2-0 series lead after dominating the Blazers in Game 2, despite the absence of star forward Kevin Durant. Durant said he felt good after practice but that it was frustrating to be injured again. Ian Clark missed a couple of long jumpers and, just as his teammates urge him to do, fearlessl...

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  • Browns have zeroed in on choice with No. 1 draft pick
Browns have zeroed in on choice with No. 1 draft pick

For almost 30 minutes, Sashi Brown kept Cleveland's draft plans close to the vest, deflecting some questions, dodging others. Contrary to what some in the national media will lead you to believe, debate doesn't equal division and those conversations are something Brown not only encourages but believes in.

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  • Daniel Cormier overpowers Anthony Johnson at UFC 210
Daniel Cormier overpowers Anthony Johnson at UFC 210

He's not lost his familiar bluster. Talking through tears, Johnson thanked everyone who gave him a chance in the sport and Cormier for giving him the opportunity to fight again. "The thing about the whole Jones thing is I would always fight Jon Jones - I've always said that", Cormier told reporters. Other fights on the card leading up to the ...

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  • Mourinho says no sense in Rashford playing for England Under-21s
Mourinho says no sense in Rashford playing for England Under-21s

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho (on the injuries sustained by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo): "I want to wait, but my feeling is not good for both". "We are in trouble", Mourinho said. "I always trust the players with a special mentality", Mourinho told Sky Sports . Daley Blind stepped in alongside Bailly on Thursday but Mourinho ...

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  • Premier League PFA Alternate XI-Chelsea and Tottenham stars feature
Premier League PFA Alternate XI-Chelsea and Tottenham stars feature

Players that in the past five years have won European competitions and World Cups, a manager who won the league in Italy. "To play under our philosophy, to learn, grow up, we're in a different process, a different moment to Chelsea ". Get 33/1 enhanced odds on Chelsea to beat Tottenham. "He arrived at the training ground with a bit of fe...

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  • American and Russian arrive at International Space Station
American and Russian arrive at International Space Station

NASA's Jack Fischer and Russia's Fyodor Yurchikhin lifted off from the Russia-leased launch facility in Kazakhstan at 1:13 p.m. Thursday (3:13 a.m. On May 12, Whitson and Fischer plan to carry out a spacewalk that originally was planned earlier this year. After a six-hour flight, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer, KG5FYH, and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurch...

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  • Russell's HR caps 4-run 9th as Cubs top Brewers 7-4
Russell's HR caps 4-run 9th as Cubs top Brewers 7-4

The winning run for the Cubs came on a wild pitch in the seventh by Milwaukee newcomer Jared Hughes . "We're the world champs, and people want to come in here and play well". The Cubs then scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead for good. "He pitched very well today, it certainly as his best outing", said Brewers m...

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  • Celtics Coach: If Smart made a gesture, 'it's unacceptable'
Celtics Coach: If Smart made a gesture, 'it's unacceptable'

For much of the season, 6-foot-2 guard Avery Bradley led Boston in rebounds per game before Al Horford overtook him late in the year. In the only Western Conference game on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Clippers leveled their series against the Utah Jazz at 1-1, leading wire-to-wire in a 99-91 triumph.

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  • Cup win over Chelsea will leave them doubting title credentials, says Kane
Cup win over Chelsea will leave them doubting title credentials, says Kane

A constant menace for Chelsea's defence with his mobility and direct approach, Rashford ensured Ibrahimovic wasn't missed at Old Trafford. Just as United's title pursuit in 2012 was fatally damaged by the draw against Everton, Liverpool's was sent off course by the loss to Chelsea .

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  • Manchester United beats Chelsea. Where does that leave the Premier League leader?
Manchester United beats Chelsea. Where does that leave the Premier League leader?

They remain in the driving seat and will face only one top-seven side - Everton - in their last six games, but Conte suggested his team can no longer be considered outright favourites. In this case, the fault is the coach. We have to dust ourselves off and prepare for a huge semi-final, and then we go again with some important home games coming u...

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  • Rod Carew's new heart, kidney came from late NFL player
Rod Carew's new heart, kidney came from late NFL player

Former NFL tight end Konrad Reuland died December 12 at the age of 29 following a ruptured brain aneurysm . Interestingly enough, Rod didn't know whose organs he received, since the donor's family has to request that information in order to set up a meeting.

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  • Carmelo Anthony Trade Now Inevitable Based On Phil Jackson's Comments
Carmelo Anthony Trade Now Inevitable Based On Phil Jackson's Comments

NY went 31-51, falling well short of preseason expectations bolstered by the team's offseason additions of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah . "We've not been able to win with him on the court at this time", Jackson said , shortly before insisting that he has not been critical.

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  • Jackson says that a trade might be best for Carmelo, Knicks
Jackson says that a trade might be best for Carmelo, Knicks

Anthony cautiously reiterated his desire to stay in New York; Jackson told him he was better off elsewhere. He then, sort of bewilderingly, said that he didn't think this would affect the Knicks' free agency, because really he seems to think that other National Basketball Association players and their agents aren't completely alarmed by how h...

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  • Louis edges Wild 2-1, leads series 2-0
Louis edges Wild 2-1, leads series 2-0

Paul, Minn. "It was a heck of a game", Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. In the first game of the Minnesota Wild's postseason, the frequent-attack offense was met by a brick wall performance from the St. Like I said, the Wild did nearly all they could on Wednesday night in Game 1, and were unlucky in facing Allen in what was statistically the b...

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  • Didier Drogba Backs Romelu Lukaku To Return To Chelsea
Didier Drogba Backs Romelu Lukaku To Return To Chelsea

Drogba had been weighing up a number of offers to keep playing or step into coaching since leaving Montreal Impact last October, but made a decision to take his career in a new direction by agreeing a unique deal with Phoenix. Drogba himself popped up on Twitter to confirm the news. In 2012, he was part of Chelsea's greatest ever achievemen...

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  • Arsenal contract talks on hold until summer, says Germany midfielder
Arsenal contract talks on hold until summer, says Germany midfielder

A report in England this week claimed the Chile global, whose current deal expires at the end of next season, had been presented with the chance to increase his earnings at the Emirates Stadium to ward off interest from elsewhere. Fenerbahce are one club who have reportedly shown an interest but, while Ozil's Turkish heritage may prove an enticin...

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  • Jurgen Klopp hails
Jurgen Klopp hails "absolutely massive" victory over Stoke City

Liverpool now find themselves nine points clear of fifth place after playing two games more than closest challengers Arsenal and Manchester United, and Klopp believes that his side's latest three-point haul was one of the biggest in his time in charge.

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  • Arthur ends Scotland's 38-year Grand National wait
Arthur ends Scotland's 38-year Grand National wait

The Lucinda Russell-trained, Derek Fox-mounted horse overtook the heavily-backed 8/1 favourite Blaklion in a dramatic finish that left Cause of Causes (16/1) second and Davy Russell's Saint Are (25/1) in third. A PaddyPower spokesman said 15 per cent of the betting public across the United Kingdom went for One For Arthur with 10 per cent of...

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  • Real Madrid Reportedly Intrested In Chelsea's N'Golo Kante
Real Madrid Reportedly Intrested In Chelsea's N'Golo Kante

The Belgium worldwide scored both goals for his side as they secured what could prove to be a valuable 2-1 win over Manchester City on Wednesday that keeps them seven points clear at the top of the Premier League. " That is what I did when I missed this chance to go in the academies ". But Kante, 26, had choices, for example, probability of signi...

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  • Sharks to face Oilers in first round of playoffs
Sharks to face Oilers in first round of playoffs

Eberle is especially looking forward to the tournament. He's in his seventh National Hockey League season, all with Edmonton , and has yet to play for the big prize. The most important advantage that the Sharks have over the Oilers is playoff experience. "Our coaches probably know that team better than anybody in the league, so it will help", ...

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  • Tebow hits second home run for Columbia Fireflies
Tebow hits second home run for Columbia Fireflies

Tebow hit an impressive opposite-field home run in his minor league debut for the Columbia Fireflies on Thursday. His second homer as a Firefly. With a 15 miles per hour wind blowing out, Tebow launched a shot and stopped at second base, thinking it was a double.

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  • Is North Korea putting nuclear-tipped bargaining chip on table
Is North Korea putting nuclear-tipped bargaining chip on table

The report on the missile test comes as President Donald Trump meets with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Florida for the first time to discuss a range of issues including North Korea. But Beijing is wary of putting too much pressure on North Korea for fear of the unpredictable consequences if the state collapses. South Korea's foreign mini...

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  • Sergio Garcia wins first major in dramatic playoff at the Masters
Sergio Garcia wins first major in dramatic playoff at the Masters

Rose's playoff tee shot soared deep into trees right of the fairway but bounced out onto pine straw while Garcia found the fairway. Both players hit it close at the par-3 16th, but Rose rolled in his birdie putt and Garcia missed. But for the most part I'm not going to sit here and second-guess one or two shots. "I feel like I've finished five ...

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  • Leonard Fournette: Fournette 'even in play' for Browns at No. 1
Leonard Fournette: Fournette 'even in play' for Browns at No. 1

The Browns are in fact, still exploring their options and LSU running back Leonard Fournette could be selected with that first pick. "They just go back to work every day and try to turn things around and make wherever they are a great place to be".

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  • Leicester skipper Morgan out of Everton trip with back injury
Leicester skipper Morgan out of Everton trip with back injury

It should also be pointed out during the club's so-called "glory years", at least prior to Claudio Ranieri guiding the Foxes to the Premier League title, Martin O'Neill only managed top 10 finishes in the Premier League. The unmarked striker finished expertly under Joel Robles. Everton are already missing Seamus Coleman, Ramiro Funes Mori and Y...

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  • Real Madrid doors open to 'great' Griezmann, insists Ramos
Real Madrid doors open to 'great' Griezmann, insists Ramos

The draw sees Madrid move three points clear of champions Barcelona, who face Malaga later on Saturday, but frustrations around the Bernabeu were clear at the end of Zidane's 50th league match in charge. Atletico, though, remained unsafe on the counter-attack, as Griezmann made the most of a loose pass from Sergio Ramos and sent a low shot goalwa...

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  • Bayern Munich run over Borussia Dortmund 4-1
Bayern Munich run over Borussia Dortmund 4-1

Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti has said Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer will miss the Bundesliga game against Borussia Dortmund at the weekend but insisted both of the Germany internationals will "definitely" be fit to face Real Madrid in the Champions League next week.

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  • Hull 4-2 Middlesbrough: 17th heaven for the Tigers
Hull 4-2 Middlesbrough: 17th heaven for the Tigers

It wasn't easy for us to concede the goal we did, it was offside, but we stayed calm and controlled all of the second half. The hosts sent their supporters into raptures just after the half-hour mark as Hernandez finished off a free flowing passing move to make it 3-1.

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