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Smith to start for Cavs; Pacers make lineup change in Game 3

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For the first half, just for fun, Cleveland left it "off". The Cavs have never lost a playoff series in which they led 2-0, going 12-0. LeBron James recorded 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists , and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from a 26-point deficit to stun the Indiana Pacers 119-114 on Thursday night in Game 3 of their opening-round Eastern Conference playoff series . Read More »

How many draft trades did Bears make?

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There is some thought the Browns, who have the No. 1 and No. 12 pick in the first round, might want to take Garrett at 1 and then grab North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky . I fully expect quite a few trades as their chess match unfolds, but here is my six round (they don't have a seventh), Browns draft to give you a little insight on what they might do. Read More »

Pacers lose to Cavs in Game 2, 117-111

Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is Thursday night in Indianapolis. Irving top scored with 37 points for the Cavs as the big three stepped up. For the second time in as many games, Paul George chided one of his teammates during his post-game remarks from the podium, providing honest and measured assessments that don't bring the Pacers any closer to upsetting LeBron James and the Cavaliers . Read More »

Mbappe, Falcao send Monaco into semi-finals

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Monaco , however, will not change their approach ahead of a semi-final against Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid or Juventus. Already down 3-2 from the first leg, Dortmund went further behind inside three minutes as Kylian Mbappe netted the opener before Falcao doubled the lead. Read More »

Brad Stevens Has Worst Playoff Winning Percentage In NBA History

And then what I bring, and this is the time, like Jimmy and I talked about, why I wanted to come here and the reason I told him, 'Get us in the playoffs so I can come back [from injury last month].' For this time. Have failed to score 100 points in three of their last four postseason games dating back to a year ago. "You're not thinking you're gonna go in Boston and get two", Dwyane Wade said after practice in Chicago on Thursday. Read More »

Colin Miller ready to return for Bruins tonight

Brassard has a team high 2 goals ( tied with Ryan) and added 2 assists for 4 points ( tied with Ryan and Karlsson for the team lead), and he has also won 61% of his faceoffs, including 75% last night going head to head 24 times with Boston's ace pivot, Patrice Bergeron . Read More »

Ronda Rousey announces engagement to fighter Travis Browne

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Last week, Rousey's boyfriend Travis Brown popped the question while the two were enjoying some time in New Zealand. Browne had confirmed the relationship in October 2015, saying it began that summer. I need to stay alive.' Really, that was it. The couple has been dating since 2015 and we can't wait to see them walk down the aisle - and it might be right around the corner! Rousey's raw emotional confession came after she admitted to having suicidal thoughts following the upset ... Read More »

Form Kolkata Knight Riders look to add to Gujarat's misery

But for the Suresh Raina-led Gujarat Lions , nothing is going right, be it their batting or bowling , especially the spin department which has let down the team badly. Jason Roy and James Faulkner may give Raina a better option while it won't be a bad idea to promote the talented Jharkhand opener Ishan Kishan up the order. Read More »

Cavs erase 26-point deficit for win

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James added 10 rebounds and seven assists while winning his 19th straight game in the first round. Some Cavalier stands next to the switch at halftime, chain smoking cigarettes, chuckling at enthused Pacers fans who thought their team might actually be coming through in Game 3 , before flipping it into the "on" position. Read More »

Grieving Thomas leads all scorers in loss to Bulls

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Suddenly, a Boston Celtics team not known for giving up in any game have to find a way to claw back in a seven game series they have yet to show up in both physically and emotionally. The supporting cast needs to pick up the slack if they want to win the series . Marcus Smart had nine points on nine shots. But if you really look at it, there's nothing to worry about if you're the Celtics, and here's why. Read More »

Ibrahimovic joins lengthening injury list at Man United

Marcus Rashford was delighted to score the victor in Manchester United's Europa League quarter-final victory over Anderlecht on Thursday, wrapping up a 3-2 aggregate success. Against Anderlecht , Daley Blind played the remainder of the game in place of the Argentine and may keep his place alongside centre-back Eric Bailly for Sunday's Premier league trip to Burnley (kick-off 14:15 BST). Read More »

Sunderland have not been united, says Fabio Borini

His critics' riposte is that his tactics have been unimaginatively one-dimensional and his prolonged marginalisation of Wahbi Khazri, arguably Sunderland's most gifted individual, self-destructive. Afterwards Borini revealed that there had been behind-the-scenes tensions within the squad this term. We didn't deserve to go a goal down. I don't think we've ever been in real danger of ever looking like we're getting relegated, so we'll look forward rather than back. Read More »

Isco spares Real's blushes against Sporting

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Real Madrid take on Barcelona in the El Clasico this weekend, but the war between the clubs has begun way before that. "He [Isco] had a great game, he gave the team victory with his second goal ". However, the Croatian made amends when he finished off a lovely Sporting move by volleying home Vesga's scooped pass to put Sporting in front after 14 minutes. Read More »

Isco helps Ronaldo-less Real beat Gijon 3-2

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They had two chances and scored two goals , we created a lot of chances. However, a brace from Isco and a goal from Alvaro Morata sealed the deal for Real Madrid , who maintain their three-point lead over Barcelona in the standings, with Los Blancos having a game in hand over their rivals. Read More »

Mets slugger Cespedes limps off with hamstring cramp

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Though Collins declined to offer further details, sources said Flores' infection has affected his left knee and that he might have had to spend Thursday night at a hospital receiving treatment. If previous year was any indication, these Mets-Nationals scrums, played over 19 dates this season, could easily determine the 2017 NL East champion. Read More »

Real to take on Atletico in Champions League semi-final

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Real and Juventus are still undefeated in the competition. The game ended in a goal less draw and Juventus advances after their first leg win. Sid Lowe explains why few managers have made as big an impact at a club as Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid. Read More »

3 keys to Game 2 of Hawks-Wizards series

Beal's layup put Washington up for good at 96-94 and Wall's free throw with 25.8 seconds left capped the decisive 16-4 run and put the Wizards ahead 107-98. When another couple of calls went against Washington in the third quarter, many voices in the sellout crowd of 20,356 rose in unison for full-throated chants of derision directed at the officials. Read More »

Durant optimistic of playing in Warriors' Game 3 at Portland

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The backup big man made all seven of his field-goal attempts and delivered several more of his signature alley-oop dunks as Durant watched with a strained left calf he hurt in the playoff opener Sunday. Portland (mainly Lillard and McCollum) played no less than stellar the first three quarters of Sunday's game. "It felt like we were both surrounded by two and three guys each time we got past our defender", Lillard said. Read More »

Man U still `fighting` for top-four PL finish, insists Mourinho

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic likened himself to fictional hero Benjamin Button after leading Manchester United to a 3-0 win over Sunderland to keep their European Champions League hopes alive. Mourinho said Romero would play against Anderlecht. Manchester United eased to a 3-0 victory over 10-man Sunderland to move into fifth place in the Premier League table. Read More »

Dybala has a field day as Juventus slay Barcelona

A massive prospect by most estimates, Paulo Dybala is skilful, hard-working and a brilliant dribbler; he confirmed that his finishing is pretty wonderful, too, with two goals against Barcelona . "In the first half the (Barca) players were determined, but we made the same mistakes from Paris, and that's a problem". My second was probably more hard than the first one but I hit the ball well and it went in. Read More »

Ichiro Suzuki Will Always Be a Seattle Mariner

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He was pulled by manager Don Mattingly after reaching the century mark in pitches, and there was little argument about the decision. "I feel grateful that it happened". That said, they're 7-2 in their last nine games after allowing two runs or less in their previous game and have won seven of their last 10 games at home when facing a right-handed starter. Read More »

Draw with West Ham gives Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole survival hope

The signing of the Nigerian was met with bemusement initially but his hold-up play, not to mention his goals, gave Sunderland an important outlet. The 26-year-old made his first start of 2017 against West Ham in Saturday's 2-2 draw and delivered a crucial goal straight from a corner, as well as creating numerous opportunities for his team-mates. Read More »

Serena Williams's pregnant victory reminds us how incredible women's bodies are

Motherhood may do little to slow Serena Williams's pursuit of grand slam success but more hungry opponents, if they emerge, could yet deny her the all-time singles record, the woman who holds that distinction told Reuters . I caught a lot of flack for speaking up how I felt about Serena putting herself in position to be Ohanian's personal Hottentot, but that won't stop me from speaking my opinion, I'm disgusted. Read More »

Harry Redknapp appointed new Birmingham manager

Gianfranco Zola had overseen a torrid run of form in 2017 that leaves Birmingham three points off the drop zone with as many games to go and resigned on Monday following a 2-0 defeat to Burton Albion. But Redknapp is not convinced it will be possible to have an immediate impact in the way many pundits would have you believe. Gianfranco Zola resigned yesterday at the Championship club after overseeing a bad run of form that yielded only two wins in 22 games since taking over four months ago. Read More »

Vettel 'forefront' of title chase, says Ferrari boss

Vettel's 44th win lifted him to 68 points, with Hamilton second on 61 and the championship looking ever more likely to be an evenly matched battle between the two with Ferrari and Mercedes a cut above the rest. So yeah, right from the first lap I felt the vehicle was there. The incidents were coming fast, with 18-year-old Lance Stroll hit from the side on lap 13 by Carlos Sainz Jr. Read More »

Brighton and Hove Albion secure promotion into Premier League

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He has that X-factor'. Our away form has improved from previous year and probably that's the key to the success we've had this season. We set our stall out that's what we wanted to do'. Words can't describe what Chris and all the players have done this season. "We were in a bad position when he came in", Bloom said. "Now we've got to refocus again". Read More »

Browns' Haden wants Garrett with No. 1 pick

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Peter King of TheMMQB.com reports that the 49ers, who pick second, and the Bears, who pick third, are among the " most antsy " to trade down in the first round of the draft. Since the Bills last playoff appearance during the 1999 season, they've selected a grand total of five quarterbacks in the draft. For his career, he tallied 4,762 yards and 41 touchdowns in a role he inherited with UNC after a longer wait than he expected. Read More »

USA, Mexico, Canada announce 2026 World Cup joint bid

Soccer president Sunil Gulati told a news conference in the 102nd floor observatory of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. By teaming up, Canada , Mexico , and the United States will only need to compete with CAF bids from countries in Africa, CONMEBOL bids from countries in South America, and OFC bids from countries in Oceania. Read More »

Colin Miller ready to return for Boston Bruins

Come back to Boston, get the series lead, figure it out from there. Riley Nash, who was called for roughing after taking a swing at Ryan, took responsibility for the play. "But we felt that Ben Harpur did so well, like every game that he's played up until now, that we didn't need to force things". That was followed 42 seconds later by Backes' slap shot after he broke through the Senators' defense to swipe the puck and open the ice. Read More »

Giants place Posey on disabled list after fastball to helmet

Posey was struck by an 0-1 pitch with two out in the first and immediately went down. When Walker couldn't handle that throw, Jarrett Parker, who had started the play on first base, raced home on the second error . Posey was in a good mood following the announcement. Any foul tip to the mask, or backswing that drifts just a bit too far back and catches Posey in the head can spell something very risky. Read More »

Tianjin Quanjian talk Diego Costa move

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Although Costa has managed a reasonable return of 17 goals from 30 Premier League games this season, only three of those strikes have come in 2017 and his poor form in front of goal has been partially responsible for Chelsea's recent wobble. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's family, medical examiner's office tussle over ex-NFL player's brain

He would be convicted of the friend's murder, accused and acquitted of two other killings from 2012 and become a vivid example of out-of-control off-field behavior by National Football League players. He was taken to a nearby hospital in Leominster, Massachusetts, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. Wednesday. Hernandez apparently jammed the door to prevent officers from entering, didn't leave a suicide note and wasn't on suicide watch because he didn't appear to be at risk, according ... Read More »

Monaco don´t want to avoid anyone, says magical Mbappe

Last week's first leg was postponed by 24 hours after the Dortmund team bus was attacked with explosives on its way to the stadium . Borussia Dortmund head to Monaco with the task of overturning a 3-2 first leg deficit it what is set to be a hard night for the Germans. Read More »