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Kevin Durant looking forward to future Warriors vs. Trail Blazers series

Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers will be without blossoming centre Jusuf Nurkic , who started Game 3 after missing the previous nine games with a fractured right leg. They have many steps to execute on the way back to respectability, but I'm glad it wasn't the Kings in the 8th seed. Now, a series marked by ill feelings that went so far as Markieff Morris calling Millsap "a crybaby" is down to a best-of-three. Read More »

Liverpool ready to shatter transfer record for Van Dijk

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Conte is believed to be keen to strengthen his squad further at the end of the season, which could see the team crowned Premier League and FA Cup winners. "Yes, he has done very well". This certainly merits him to be in future discussions with the likes of Aleksander Kolarov, Gary Cahill, and Jan Vertonghen. Read More »

Rockets take 3-1 lead with win over OKC

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By game's end, he had 35 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists. "We all one team", he said. "I don't have a cast". We are all in this together. "He does a great job of getting in great position down low". NBA Southwest. The Thunder had the lead. "I asked Steven a question and he hasn't said anything". Butler connected on just seven of his 21 shots from the floor and didn't get to the free throw line. Read More »

F. Hernandez has stiff shoulder, will be checked by doctors

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The next two Seattle pitchers didn't fare any better. "Don't know if I've ever been a part of a game like that before", McCann said. Marshall allowed nine runs in the remainder of the inning, seven earned. Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz brought the bats in the first but the sluggers couldn't find the holes in the outfield. "He's our horse, he's our guy and we're going to need him but hopefully, he's OK". Read More »

Grizzlies' James Ennis: Productive in Game 3 start

Mike Conley scored 24 points and handed out eight assists as the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a 10-game postseason skid against San Antonio by routing the Spurs 105-94 on Thursday night. Zach Randolph added 12 points and 11 rebounds, but was 4 of 12 from the field. From there, Conley and Leonard went to work, combining for 40 points (24 for Kawhi, 16 for Conley) on 14-24 (58.3 percent) shooting. Read More »

National Football League reinstates Daryl Washington

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Washington had been suspended since May 2014 without pay following multiple violations of the NFL-NFLPA Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. At 30 years old, it's unclear whether Washington will receive another serious opportunity in the NFL. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's Supposed Prison Gay Lover Revealed!

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He was found hanging by his bed sheet last Wednesday inside his prison cell at the state's maximum security prison in Shirley. She and other Bristol residents said they were disappointed there wasn't a public service. Under Massachusetts case law, defense attorneys can seek to have convictions vacated when a defendant dies before an appeal is heard. Legal battles have been brewing for years over who should get Hernandez's money, but his suicide in prison last week ramped up those questions and ... Read More »

Griffin out of play-offs with right toe injury

Each team needed a boost in production from one or several role players with key guys injured or limited. Up until Griffin got hurt, Los Angeles had outscored Utah by a total of 237-235 through 116 minutes and 42 seconds. Hood had 18 points in place of Hayward and Ingles chipped in eight points. Despite missing most of the regular season, he's been a pleasant surprise as the x-factor in helping survive Gobert's absence. Read More »

F1 to ditch 'halo' protection device in favour of screen

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The FIA aims to carry out tests of the new design during the 2017 season for implementation for next year, subject to approval from the World Motor Sport Council. One change that will be put into action at short notice is a declaration that from the Spanish Grand Prix next month, "the sporting regulations will be strictly enforced to ensure the visibility of drivers' names and numbers on the cars will be clearer". Read More »

Warriors coach Steve Kerr advises people not to have back surgery

Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers were absolutely destroyed by the Golden State Warriors in a win or go home Game 4 matchup on Monday night. "That's who you're going to have to get through to get to where you want to get to". The official and confirmed Lineups will be updated shortly, The above lineups are projected Lineups of the Game 4 between Warriors vs. Read More »

Spring game shows Buckeyes' emphasis on throwing the ball

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So what questions do we still have about the Buckeyes as the focus shifts to the summer and then the 2017 season? Spring game results may not matter in terms of wins and losses, but they sure do provide some must-watch moments. To say spring games don't matter isn't accurate. He was there when the Buckeyes won the inaugural 2015 College Football Playoff, after all. After the game, Meyer said the players suggested the idea. Read More »

Griezmann agent confirms 'concrete' move from United

Rodriguez said on Twitter. However, money talks in football and reports claim the France global will be on his way at the end of the season. Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann would be a flawless signing for Manchester United as he is a proven goalscorer like Wayne Rooney, according to former Old Trafford defender Mikael Silvestre. Read More »

Man Utd boss Mourinho to raid Atletico Madrid for £40M Oblak replacement

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At Manchester United though, things have been different, and on the day of the world's most famous marathon, this was further evidence that maybe Mourinho has learnt to go the distance. The article also states that a deal for Morata could be struck, but that any move to bring Varane to Old Trafford is likely to fail as he is considered to be too important to Real Madrid. Read More »

James leads Cavs sweep Pacers into second round

If the series goes a full seven games, the Cavs might have more than a full week between Sunday's 106-102 victory and their next game. All games the Pacers could have and, in some cases, should have won. IN came out in the fourth period determined and made a gallant 19-4 run to take the lead, 102-100, with 1:31 left. The final period and elimination loomed for Indiana. Read More »

Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush join forces for Marlins bid

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Marlins president David Samson has been candid about the possibility of a sale this year, and owner Jeffrey Loria has acknowledged that there have been inquiries from potential buyers. Jeb's older brother and former president George W. Bush was a part owner of the Texas Rangers from 1988 to 1998 . In an earlier interview, Mattingly told the Sun Sentinel that he was not surprised when Jeter was reported to be interested in buying the Marlins. Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur can still win Premier League title, insists Hugo Lloris

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He's kept his side on-task all season long, and now that they're so close to their goal, it's more important than ever to make sure they get there. "I think that we passed a big, big step", Conte said. If Tottenham do not manage to get a win, the race for the title will nearly definitely be over, considering there will be only five matches remaining. Read More »

Nationals SS Trea Turner hits for cycle vs Rockies

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They were coming off a four-game series sweep against Kansas City. The Rockies' center fielder crushed a two-run, seventh-inning homer into the second deck above right field Monday night, propelling his team to an 8-4 win over Washington. Read More »

Kante, Dele Alli win PFA Player awards

Ibrahimovic is also included after his goalscoring success at Manchester United, but the mercurial Swede was recently dealt a bitter blow after suffering a career-threatening knee injury in the UEFA Europa League match against Anderlecht. "That means he's clever, intelligent, still with potential to improve and learn and today he's showing that he's one of the best players in the Premier League". Read More »

Working overtime: Extra hockey may take its toll on players

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Penguins X-Factor: You could make the argument for Sidney Crosby linemate Jake Guentzel, who came out of relative obscurity to lead the team with five goals, but we'll go with Evgeni Malkin here. Okay, I wrote a column about it then . " Every game I have more confidence". This has five games written all over it because the Ducks' back-end is healthy, the goaltending is good enough, and they can kill penalties - and the Oilers are real good at taking penalties (like they did vs. Read More »

Anthony Joshua surprises his first boxing coach with a brand new auto

NOT JOSHING AROUND When is Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko, how can I get tickets and can I watch it on TV? Here is how our respective writers see the fight playing out. But plans to match Joshua and Klitschko late past year were put on hold to have more time to promote the event and to stage it at an outdoor stadium. Read More »

Chelsea: Conte has dig at Manchester duo

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Costa grabbed his brace in the final minute of the match after a sumptuous passing move from the winners. Asked if beating Spurs in the FA Cup gave his side a psychological edge for the title run-in, Conte replied: "I don't think so". Kante's deep cross was helped on by Marcos Alonso and with Costa launching himself into a mid-air scissors kick, the England centre-back charged in bravely to head home. Read More »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Will Retire From NASCAR Cup Series After This Season

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Junior strode onstage precisely on time, with no moderator, wearing a suit and tie. It was typical Dale Earnhardt Jr. - and typical Dale Earnhardt. "I just wanted the opportunity to go out on my own terms", Earnhardt said. 8, the number favored by his grandfather, Ralph Earnhardt. For more information on the professional racer, have a closer look at our Dale Earnhardt Jr . Read More »

Mitchell Trubisky on Dan Patrick Show to discuss NFL Draft

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What the Browns will do next remains unclear. In a strong draft like this one, it would be a prudent idea , as the third overall pick is quite valuable when it comes to trades. He said the Browns could do that - likely from No. 12 into the top 10 - but he doesn't want to get into the habit of turning two selections into one. Read More »

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United can expect 'better years to come'

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The 20-time English champions have been in a transitional period since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club in 2013, with David Moyes and Louis van Gaal both struggling to deliver at Old Trafford. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial and Chris Smalling have all had dressing-downs from Mourinho this season. It is just common sense. Read More »

Predators beat Blackhawks 4-1 to complete sweep

On the other level, they played good going the other way too. This marks the fourth time in the last seven seasons that the Predators have reached the second round of the playoffs. But Pekka Rinne's performance in Round 1 might have been even more impressive. It was a job well done, but tomorrow, we've got to go back to work. Read More »

Barcelona coach Enrique takes entire blame for 0-3 defeat to Juventus

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I'm responsible 101 percent. My second was probably more hard than the first one but I hit the ball well and it went in. Dybala scored two first half goals to set up Juve's 3-0 win that should end Barcelona's run in the Champions League but Messi still found time to school the youngster with some bewitching footwork. Read More »

Gareon Conley accused of sexual assault days before National Football League draft

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The rules of this mock are simple: the writer will select the player he would take if he were the Falcons' general manager. Conley is rated as a potential top-10 pick in Thursday's first round in Philadelphia. Savage believes McCaffrey has the best hands of anyone in the draft, including receivers and tight ends. During the combine, McCaffrey said he felt he was being a little disrespected in this year's class because of his versatility. Read More »

Joshua v Klitschko: The preview

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Not to wait, to come in and show his performance. "He's still young in the game". Fighters know instinctively when they have hurt their opponent and none are quicker than Joshua at moving in for the kill. One fighter on Saturday night has it in spades, the other a relative novice. “Joshua is not as flexible. While simultaneously bringing the career of the great Klitschko to a definitive conclusion. Read More »

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale sidelined by new calf injury

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The round of matches kicks off on Tuesday with Sporting Gijon looking for three points to pressure fourth bottom Leganes as they entertain Espanyol , while Tony Adams looks for his first win at Granada as the relegation haunted side face local rivals Malaga. Read More »

Coghlan's leap, Stroman's hit lift Blue Jays over Cards 6-5

Kevin Pillar belted a triple over the head of the Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty in the seventh inning, but the right fielder was able to quickly get to the ball and fire a throw home to beat Coghlan by several steps. Louis bullpen in right-center that scored Kolten Wong to tie the game. Blue Jays: LHP J.P. Howell (left shoulder soreness) was activated from the 10-day DL and RHP Leonel Campos was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. Read More »

Kanté voted PFA player of the year

On course to win two successive Premier League titles in two successive seasons with two different clubs, Kante was typically humble upon receiving his award. The transfer fee which Kante could now command would likely make oligarchs and Sheikhs think twice before signing the cheque, but Conte insists the midfielder's presence is no title-winning guarantee. Read More »