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Cavs take 3-0 lead; Spurs up

DeRozan ended up with 37 points, enough scoring for him and the missing Kyle Lowry. The Cavaliers are working extra hard this weekend so they can take off the first part of next week. Cory Joseph was 0-for-4. Even without Lowry, the Raptors only trailed 79-77 to begin the fourth, but Cleveland pulled away as Toronto missed 10 of its first 11 field goal attempts in the final quarter. Read More »

NBA Draft rumors: Markelle Fultz interviewing with Boston Celtics on Wednesday night

This should come as no surprise as the Lakers could potentially hold the top pick in the draft and Fultz will certainly be in play should they move up. At his best with the ball in his hands, Fultz ranked as the second most efficient prospect in college basketball in pick and roll situations, both as a passer or scorer, according to Synergy Sports Technology. Read More »

Maness, Alburquerque promoted by Royals; Colon, O'Brien cut

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Junis pitched in Tuesdays matchup against the Rays, logging a scoreless frame of work and striking out 2. He also walked twice to reach base five times on the night. Luckily for Maness, the surgery was a success and he'll be returning to the Majors less than nine months after undergoing the procedure. The surgery Maness had, called "primary fix", doesn't have the sexy name. Read More »

Real defender Carvajal out with hamstring injury

Two of those defeats came in the 2014 and 2016 finals in Lisbon and Milan respectively, the other a quarter-final elimination in 2015, but perhaps the most disappointing aspect of yesterday's result was that it was fully deserved. We are going to try until the very, very end, until the final whistle is blown in the second leg. "We were outstanding", he said, quoted on the club's website. Read More »

UCL: Semi-final (Leg 2): Photos - Juventus Vs AS Monaco

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Cape Town - Gianluigi Buffon is delighted to have reached another Champions League final but now says just getting there is "not enough anymore". After dispatching Monaco comfortably, the FC panel assess if Juve are favourites to claim the UCL crown in the final. Read More »

Gibbs a big fan of Wenger's new system at Arsenal

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While he will spark debate with his suggestion that David De Gea is the only Premier League player who could get into the current Madrid side, he got plenty of support on Twitter while naturally others disagreed and made a decision to take the opportunity to have a pop at his punditry. Read More »

Maria Sharapova makes winning comeback in Stuttgart after 15-month ban

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Sharapova has also been given wildcards into the Madrid and Rome clay court tournaments while French Open organisers will decide on May 16 whether to grant her direct entry into Roland Garros. She now advances to the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix second round, and plays fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova tomorrow. Genie Bouchard had some strong words about her, calling her a cheater and wanting a lifetime ban for the person who she idolized growing up. Read More »

Mourinho: Europa semi is United's 'most important' match

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Acceptance that a Premier League top-four finish is likely beyond United led to changes in Sunday's loss at rivals Arsenal, but the Portuguese is unapologetic. "We have still a chance mathematically, and we need some help as well from the teams around us", he added. For the first time in his career, Arsene Wenger defeated Jose Mourinho in a Premiership match , while Liverpool once again did an incredibly very bad thing and lost the third place in the standings after they only managed to ... Read More »

Best Memes James Harden Blocked by Manu Ginobili

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The Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs will clash on Tuesday night in a pivotal Game 5 of their NBA Playoffs 2017 Western Conference Semi-Finals. Prior to Game 5, the Spurs had been outscored by 13.5 points per 100 possessions whenever Leonard went to the bench. "We got caught in the middle trying to find guys and not really locking them up tonight". Read More »

Liverpool star Emre Can: Watford win was massive

He told Sky Sports: "I have never scored a goal like that - maybe when I was younger". The away triumph eased the sting of the Liverpool's recent loss to Crystal Palace at Anfield and left them three points ahead of fourth-place Manchester City, though the Citizens have a game in hand. Read More »

Wenger's Record Against Me Is 'Not Normal' - Mourinho

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Speaking in September, José Mourinho claimed that the tournament "is not a competition that Man United want... it is not one I want or the players but it is a competition where we are and that is the reality". The 31-year-old has seen his importance to the first team diminish under manager Jose Mourinho this term and has made only 12 starts in the Premier League. Read More »

Sunderland relegation 'my worst day in football', says David Moyes

Sunderland were just as error-prone at the back and more poor defending let in King for a shot that was cleared off the line by Donald Love just before half-time. "Relegation is the lowest you can feel in your professional career so I am sure they will all be disappointed what happened this season". I have no sympathy with them - they deserved to do down. Read More »

Real Madrid were never afraid, insists Marcelo

Two goals in the opening 16 minutes gave Atletico Madrid a 2-0 lead and real hope of clawing back a 3-0 first-leg deficit. Zinedine Zidane's side can become the first team to retain the Champions League title when they face his former club Juventus in the final in Cardiff on June 3. Read More »

Stenhouse Jr. takes Talladega

Sounds drastic, right? You could argue NASCAR is getting lost in technicalities, but the sanctioning body has been adamant it wants the races in the drivers' hands. She doesn't mind being known as my girlfriend. But behind the scenes, the place was undergoing a sorely needed management makeover. They have managed to mix work and pleasure. Read More »

Manny Machado is the man Red Sox fans love to hate

Manfred did not comment on specific changes or guidelines being considered, but said more would be forthcoming after officials get the information from the teams. "I mean, if you're going to f--ing hit me, hit me". "I just feel like I'm getting back in the groove", Machado said. In fact, the league determined that Sale's pitch lacked malice, unlike Barnes' pitch a few days earlier. Read More »

Shami ready to come out all guns blazing in Champions Trophy

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Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey and Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Read More »

Zidane says Real Madrid will not sit on lead against Atlético

Simeone has set out his challenge: he has made it clear that he's not the motivating factor for the side, it's his players, not him, who have the answers . And Ramos insisted he is relishing a challenging end to the campaign rather than wilting under the pressure. "I'm convinced we can, if I wasn't I wouldn't say so". Read More »

May the 4th be with Star Wars Day

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Another cosplayer, Peter Pang, told The China Post that the final piece of his Orson Krennic costume was completed earlier Thursday morning, right before the first event at 11:30 a.m. Thanks to fan support, the phrase "May the fourth be with you" caught on and the day became what Lucasfilm called a "grassroots tradition". In addition to the rankings, Google is offering discounts on in-game content for Star Wars Pinball 5, the collectible-centric Star Wars : Galaxy of Heroes, and the ... Read More »

Canelo Alvarez announces September fight with GGG

I've shown I can do lots of things in the ring , anything a fighter brings-I've shown I can showcase myself", said Alvarez . And for his most recent bout against Liam Smith last September, Canelo Alvarez earned his customary $3-3.5 Million pre-fight guarantee in addition to proceeds from Mexican TV and PPV incentives. Read More »

Maria Sharapova returns to tennis after 15-month doping ban

Vinci lost all four sets and scored only four games in total during her two previous matches against Sharapova, but those were played on hard-court, 10 and five years ago, respectively. Sure, I think the wild card should go to the people who can generate the most interest ... Sharapova started the second set with another break of serve, winning her fourth game in a row, and the signs were looking ominous for Vinci, although she did manage three break points against the Sharapova serve in the ... Read More »

Spurs fans drench Ginobili in social media love after block on Harden

Today's game is as near as a must-win for both teams as you can get. No matter what happens during the remaining games between the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets, Manu Ginobili, 40, will always have this wonderful highlight. The victor of the best-of-seven Western Conference semi-final series will play the Golden State Warriors for a place in the NBA Finals. But they had it tough, too, and they're missing Nene , too. Read More »

Leonard Sidelined by Injuries as Spurs Celebrate OT Win

San Antonio Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard expects to play Game 6 of the Western Conference semi-finals against the Houston Rockets despite suffering an ankle injury during his team's 110-107 Game 5 victory. Lou Williams and Eric Gordon were a combined 1-12 from deep and Mike D'Antoni had no counter for the Spurs' offensive rebounding. "I just missed shots", Harden said. Read More »

Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt claim victory at Zurich Classic

While Blixt already held a spot in this year's PLAYERS Championship because of his top-125 finish in last year's FedExCup standings, Smith earned his spot after coming away with the Zurich title on Monday. They picked up two more strokes with birdies at 15 and 18 - where Blixt's 123-yard third shot left Smith a tap-in. It was barely light enough to play when they did make it back onto the course, but even still, that wasn't enough to stop Kevin Kisner hitting this unbelievable shot on his ... Read More »