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Lil B Offers To End James Harden Curse: "It's Time To Talk"

With a home game, the Rockets were looking forward to having a home-court advantage, but that quickly disappeared. They play great at home. From an X's-and-O's standpoint, there's practically nothing to analyze from this game. "Everybody picked it up", Popovich said. However, in the aftermath of yet another postseason loss to Popovich and the Spurs , Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni had cause to feel abjectly disheartened. Read More »

Bad Boys: why Celtics-Wizards is the next big East rivalry

Wizards star John Wall felt good about his team's fortunes going forward with the 2-2 tie. Thomas, a player known for living at the free-throw line , did not attempt a single free throw during the defeat. After a disappointing home loss in Game 4 on Sunday in which the Raptors played without All-Star Kyle Lowry (ankle), DeRozan told reporters the Raptors would have won the series if LeBron James was on their side. Read More »

CONFIRMED: UFC to add women's flyweight division

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Women age 21-34 who have at least three professional fights and winning records are eligible to try out. In addition, both strawweights and bantamweights who are now on the UFC's roster will be eligible to try out with the caveat being they consistently make the 125-pound weight limit all season. Read More »

Conte hails 'great achievement' after Chelsea seal title

While Batshuayi soaks up the excitement on Friday, many more are crediting Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte for whipping the team into shape after a sorry 2015-16 season that saw Chelsea place a disappointing 10th place. Conte has done a miraculous job to not only turn Chelsea into a title-winning team on the pitch but also off it too. I think Michy paid me a lot - we deserved this change. Read More »

Real chase first Europe double since 1958

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Real not only have the reverse fixture of a warning, but also have recent home failures against Barcelona and Atletico Madrid to ensure they are up to the task. "It's clear that we need to keep improving". Barca should at least force the title race to the last day of the season by compounding more misery on the end of Quique Setien's time at Las Palmas. Read More »

NFL player charged in connection with New Jersey shooting

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Greene was a 2013 third round pick by the Bears but has been an National Football League journeyman since with spots on multiple teams. Here's a story on him from about a month ago that looks pretty odd now. He compiled 38 tackles and one interception in 25 career games. Greene wore uniform No. 52 with the Bears as a tribute to his close friend and former Rutgers teammate Eric LeGrand, the inspirational voice of spinal cord injury research and awareness who was paralyzed playing for the ... Read More »

McIlroy to undergo test on troublesome back

But he plans to get an MRI on Monday. "I've been struggling with it a bit this week, sort of felt it for the first time on Sunday", the County Down man said after his one under second round with a birdie on the last saw him make the weekend cut. Read More »

Gonzalo Higuain double puts Juventus in control against Monaco

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And while his team's defence can sometimes make life easy for him, the 38-year-old was at his best Wednesday. Buffon played his part at the Stade Louis too, saving at the near post to deny Mbappe and later reacting to Valere Germain's bullet header with a crucial fingertip save. Read More »

Critical Mumbai test awaits Punjab

A special mention should go to Jasprit Bumrah , who conceded just 24 runs and took one wicket in his four overs amongst all the chaos. Though their start was bad, Mumbai Indians picked up themselves from their very second match and were on a winning streak. Read More »

Spurs still fighting - boss

Antonio Conte's side will secure the title on Friday, 12 May if they beat both Middlesbrough and West Brom. "I think you all know that now it is more hard to try to catch Chelsea". Having mounted a sustained challenge in vain to Leicester City last season, Spurs find themselves in a familiar but unwelcome position. Mauricio Pochettino is not ready to surrender the Premier League title race to Chelsea yet, despite Tottenham's costly defeat at West Ham. Read More »

Rory McIlroy dealing with sore back again

Rory McIlroy and Masters victor Sergio Garcia finished one over, the latter hitting a hole-in-one on 17. "I hit balls for four or five hours on Friday and did the same on Saturday". "Once you get to that ultimate goal, how do you reset it?" I thought it was fairly sharp. It was such a satisfaction. "I feel like I can distinguish what the difference is between the two", he said. Read More »

Harden's great season for Rockets ends in embarrassing loss

He drove for a layup before inexplicably throwing the ball into a sea of San Antonio Spurs. And those images will linger for some time. The 10 points that Harden had on Thursday night tied for his lowest point total of the season, with the last time he scored just 10 in a game having come back on January 31 against Sacramento. Read More »

Lynch, Shanahan: 49ers haven't tried to trade Bowman

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Lombardi, who most recently worked for the New England Patriots, did a recent podcast on The Ringer in which he discussed prominent players from several teams that were being considered for trade. " Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch , they're going to clean out that roster". Lombardi said he thought the team would be willing to trade Bowman "for very little". Read More »

Stoke City vs Arsenal

City will have played their home game with West Bromwich Albion by the time Arsenal kick off at Stoke, but a Gunners victory is sure to stoke up the pressure on Liverpool, who are now in third. Since changing to a back three, Arsenal's fortunes have improved with four wins in their last five, conceding just once in these victories and the one defeat coming away at a rampant Spurs. Read More »

Visual effects artist's ad for his used vehicle features dinosaurs

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Instead, Romanovsky got a little creative in his approach. But one wonders, how many offers has he gotten for the item so far? UGLY DUCKLING Is this the ugliest Aston Martin you've ever seen? When selling your auto onto the used vehicle market, it's hard to make it stand out above the rest but Eugene Romanovsky has gone over and above, with a level of hyperbole that would, could potentially make every advertising executive on the planet weep with frustration, as they will never be ... Read More »

Chelsea keen to lift EPL crown against West Brom

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CHELSEA will be crowned Premier League champions if they beat West Brom on Friday. I have a contract with Chelsea . "In this moment for me or for my players, the most important thing is to be focused on the moment". Conte enjoyed a family meal instead of watching Tottenham's loss at West Ham which eased any title anxiety at Chelsea . Yet despite Conte's excellent start at Stamford Bridge, there has been continued speculation he could return to his native Italy. Read More »

Change - good and bad - comes quickly at the TPC Sawgrass

It was the eighth ace at the island green in the history of the event, and Garcia raised his right arm in a somewhat muted clenched-fist celebration as the gallery went wild. He did exactly that at No. 18 when his drive flared to the right. I'm sure it was something he didn't expect on one of world's toughest holes. It gets really jammed behind that group. Read More »

Conte warns Chelsea not to reluctant on Premier League victory

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Speculation has intensified following the sacking of Stefano Pioli on Tuesday evening, but speaking at a Press conference to preview tomorrow's match with West Bromwich Albion the Chelsea boss insisted he is staying put. The players who have been champions, most are there. Chelsea , as champion, won't start the season under the radar like it did last August - the telling statistic remains that no team has retained the title since Manchester United in 2009. Read More »

IPL 10: SRH vs GL PREVIEW, Match 53

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If Sunrisers lose against Gujarat then their play-off hopes will depend on the match between Rising Pune Supergiant and Kings XI Punjab in Pune on Sunday. Kaul, who is leading the Hyderabad bowling frontier along with Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, has 15 wickets to his name from eight Indian Premier Legaue (IPL) games. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas rips Draymond Green after Kelly Olynyk comments

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He said that in the wake of Kelly Oubre charging and shoving Olynyk in Wizards-Celtics Game 3 after taking offense to a questionable Olynyk screen set against him. That's what I was always taught. "I'm not sure where that narrative starts", Stevens said, via MassLive . "But it's the playoffs, and I think it's a great way for a player like Kelly to evolve and mature and get a taste of the difference and how it amps up in terms of passion and intensity and the kind of effort that you need to ... Read More »

Rockets lose ugly Game 3; Spurs lead 2-1

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The Spurs only tallied 19 points in the first quarter of Game 3 , and shot 35 percent in the period. "The fact that we play a different style now, with Kawhi holding the ball a lot and running the high pick-and-roll and creating for others means we don't need, as much as in the past, a point guard that creates for everybody", veteran guard Manu Ginobili said. Read More »

Jaylon Smith says he will be on field for Dallas Cowboys' opener

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There was talk that Smith would never be able to play again, but he told reporters today he expects to be on the field for Week 1 of the 2017 season. "Yes", he says. Smith, though, still wears a brace on his left foot after damage to the peroneal nerve in his leg created drop foot. No one at his position is known to have played in the National Football League with an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO). Read More »

Bouchard dominates top-seeded Kerber to advance in Madrid Open

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A flustered Kerber failed to get anything going in the second and saw her serve broken three times before retiring. The confidence gained from battling past Maria Sharapova in three sets on Monday in Madrid appears to be wind beneath the wings of Canada's Eugenie Bouchard . Read More »

Two eagles boost McGirt to early lead at Players Championship

Jordan Spieth didn't like what he saw, so he made a decision to document it. He also had a pair of eagles on the back nine. "And from that lie, I had no chance", Spieth said after opening with a 73. In his first hit-out since defeating England's Justin Rose in a nail-biting Masters playoff, Garcia will no doubt draw on his stellar record at TPC Sawgrass . Read More »