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Rondo also produced five steals and three blocked shots. An emotional Isaiah Thomas finished with a game-high 33 points, along with six rebounds and six assists. Thomas scored only once in the fourth quarter when Butler stayed exclusively on him. Jimmy Butler is a star, Wade is still risky, and both Rondo and Lopez can still be very productive.
  • Blazers big man Nurkic upgraded to 'doubtful' for Game 3

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    Paul George did everything he could to get IN back IN the series. Plenty of points are expected to be scored in Game 3, and the over/under is 217, via OddsShark . "I'm getting better every day", Durant said. "We need to learn a lesson from that team". If there is one game the Blazers can win, it's this one. So we had to match them, or otherwise we were going to get pummeled.
  • Browns have zeroed in on choice with No. 1 draft pick

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

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    We do have a pretty good sense, and it is important because we want to plan for us as we move forward. Brown said Wednesday that one of the teams that called Cleveland about possibly acquiring the No. 1 pick - of course, they'll set the table for how the beginning of the first round goes. They have high draft picks in almost every round, so the options of prospects are plentiful.
  • Mourinho fears worst after Ibrahimovic, Rojo blows

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    United's finishing on the evening was awful to say the least, but with the game deep into extra-time Rashford popped up to send Jose Mourinho's men into the semi-final pot. The42 is on Instagram! The goal came 97 minutes after United had taken the lead through Henrikh Mkhitaryan's low drive. Regarding 19-year-old Rashford, Mourinho said: "It is hard for the kid to play every match, but I always trust the players with special mentalities".
  • Momentum with Spurs for FA Cup semifinal showdown vs Chelsea

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    But with players only getting to vote for the Player of the Year and the best XI, of course there will be some big names that miss out. "This year they are trying again and I think in the future they will fight every year for the title because they are full of strong players and they are building something important".
  • American, Russian cheered as they reach Intl Space Station

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    The Soyuz MS-04 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 3:13 a.m. EDT on Thursday (1:13 p.m. Baikonur time), the United States space agency said in a statement . Station commander Peggy Whitson, 57, in the midst of her third long-duration mission, is due on Monday to beat the 534-day record for cumulative time spent in space by a USA astronaut.
  • Game 7 first base sells for more than $100K

    Game 7 first base sells for more than $100K

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    Grimm (1-0, 8.10 ERA) got Orlando Arcia to hit a grounder back to him and then struck out Jimmy Nelson and Jonathan Villar to polish off the 16-pitch outing. A night after totaling four hits - none that left the infield - in a 4-1 loss to Chicago , the Yankees battered Covey early. Haniger led the charge.
  • Celtics Coach: If Smart made a gesture, 'it's unacceptable'

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    Game 3 is in Chicago on Friday. The Washington Wizards traded for Bojan Bogdanovic and signed Brandon Jennings for a bench that was lacking. Likewise, height isn't necessarily an excuse for rebounding woes, as the Cleveland Cavaliers were the second-shortest team to start the season and finished in the top 12 in defensive rebound percentage.
  • Janssen finally settling in at Spurs

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    Wright scored 185 goals in 288 games for Arsenal and was there 22 years ago when Spurs last finished above them in the Premier League . If Spurs are to pull off a remarkable comeback in the league, they will need Kane back in form. We've been very good at that this season, especially at home. "We are fighting for ourselves, for the second consecutive season we are there, and I think that is a great credit for players and the club".
  • Borini grabs late equaliser to give Sunderland hope

    Borini grabs late equaliser to give Sunderland hope

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    Even in his moment of joy, the Black Cats boss was not spared with some supporters singing "Are you watching David Moyes?", a reference to his reluctance to select the Tunisia global in recent months. David Moyes has "no issue" with Sunderland fans venting their frustrations at him with the Black Cats' slide towards relegation showing no sign of easing.
  • Jackson says trade might be best for Carmelo, Knicks

    Jackson says trade might be best for Carmelo, Knicks

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    Joakim Noah , similar to Rose, is dealing with a major health setback (rotator cuff tear) and it is unknown if his stint with the team is going to be extended. The best compliment he could muster for Anthony was, "He held it together pretty well with all the drama". "He's carried the basic load for this team", Jackson said Friday.
  • Lillard tells ESPN Blazers can win series vs. Warriors

    Lillard tells ESPN Blazers can win series vs. Warriors

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    Last season with Steph Curry injured, the Warriors eliminated Portland 4-1 in a playoff series. The Warriors were a flawless 4-0 against the Blazers this year, although it should be noted that was before Portland traded for star center Jusef Nurkic.
  • Didier Drogba joins Phoenix Rising FC with an eye on MLS

    Didier Drogba joins Phoenix Rising FC with an eye on MLS

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    The veteran's last season in the MLS was marked by tension between the player and his club, with the nadir coming in October when he refused to be a part of the Impact's matchday squad after learning he was not in the starting line-up. United Soccer League president Jake Edwards said he will be a great ambassador for the sport and he will help further the overall growth of the game in North America.
  • Delighted Klopp hails the boys from Brazil

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    They continued with the new system in the second half, though with Philippe Coutinho and Firmino introduced from the bench, and successfully upped their game to produce a crucial turnaround. "I want to keep scoring and helping my team, and keep learning from my manager". "We had to change our attitude and came back fighting; we won our battles and luckily had two Brazilians on the bench who can make a difference".
  • One For Arthur welcomed home by adoring fans

    One For Arthur welcomed home by adoring fans

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    The 24-year-old was riding in the world's most famous race for the first time at Aintree on Saturday but revealed he had only watched it back once. Despite jumping into Blaklion at the second-last fence, the 14-1 shot was spring-heeled at the final obstacle of the extended four-and-a-quarter-mile test.
  • Kante backs Hazard for PFA Player of Year

    Kante backs Hazard for PFA Player of Year

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    They have different styles and I can learn from everyone'. "We work with all the players to improve them and to try to work on their strengths and also to work on their weaknesses". "Tottenham are a good team playing very well, so it's not done and we have to fight". "There is always a chance to play, be healthy and with no problems".
  • Injuries, experience key as Oilers face Sharks

    Injuries, experience key as Oilers face Sharks

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    They know they can beat the Sharks. Yes, it happened before it was supposed to happen. The Edmonton Oilers return to the National Hockey League playoffs Wednesday against the Western Conference champion San Jose Sharks in a series expected to turn on experience - and injuries.
  • Tim Tebow homers twice, strikes out 5 times in 1st series

    Tim Tebow homers twice, strikes out 5 times in 1st series

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    Even playing a different sport can't get Tebow away from the naysayers. Tim Tebow just shattered one over the right-field wall! On Sunday, the former NFL QB absolutely blasted a 3-run homerun for the Columbia Fireflies . Michael Jordan played 127 games for the Class AA Birmingham Barons in 1994. Melvin Adon (0-1) went 1 2/3 innings, allowing three runs and one hit while walking four in the South Atlantic League game.
  • Seoul: North Korea fires ballistic missile off east coast

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    More recently, North Korea failed in an attempt to fire a missile off its east coast after it exploded shortly after launch. China maintains that the nuclear issue is one between North Korea and the USA, and China is doing its part by enforcing United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang and calling for dialogue to resume.
  • Garcia wins 1st major title at the Masters

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    Both players hit superb tee shots and Rose converted from seven feet before Garcia missed his shorter attempt, but Rose was unable to get up and down from a greenside bunker on the 17th. He tied for fourth with Thomas Pieters, who ran off four birdies on the back nine. Garcia said he had lost hope of ever winning at Augusta, but "through the years I learned to accept what Augusta gives and takes and that's why I'm here".