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Cavs finish off Raptors for 3rd year in row

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Make James beat you single-handedly: A similar philosophy nearly worked for the Indiana Pacers in the first round, when the Pacers pushed Cleveland to seven games by ensuring just one Cavalier not named LeBron finished with a series scoring average in double figures. Read More »

Cleveland Browns rumors: Jamar Taylor still being shopped

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Highsmith's version echoes that of Browns' head coach Hue Jackson , who said over the weekend he only came to appreciate the former Oklahoma student after the NFL Combine at the beginning of March. 1 overall to the Falcons. The only other quarterback in rookie minicamp is Joel Stave, a well-traveled practice squad player. "There are some things we've got to clean up". Read More »

Favorite Justify wins Kentucky Derby on wettest race day

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American Pharaoh, also trained by Baffert, accomplished the feat, ending a 37-year drought. When I got him out of the stall he was pulling me around. Television ratings for the Kentucky Derby , telecast by NBC Sports, dropped to their lowest level in six years . Read More »

Chelsea close on top four with win over Liverpool

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Olivier Giroud's victor, headed home before half time, puts Chelsea two points behind Tottenham and three off Liverpool . However, against a forward line that had just scored seven times in the Champions League semi-final aggregate win over AS Roma , Chelsea stood firm, and rarely looked like conceding. Read More »

Mets to part ways with struggling Harvey

Under the rules of Major League Baseball, New York has seven days to either trade or release Harvey, who's been with the Mets for the previous five seasons. He underwent Tommy John surgery late in 2013, costing him the entire 2014 season. In his first 36 big-league starts, spanning the 2012-13 seasons, he posted a 2.39 ERA and earned the nickname "The Dark Knight". Read More »

Mendelssohn bids for racing history in Kentucky Derby at 11.50pm

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If a horse is not listed, he hasn't run on a wet track. Just like Felix Mendelssohn , who had been a child prodigy in painting, music and poetry in the 19th century before he became one of the world's most famous composers, Mendelssohn the horse has enjoyed an equally rapid rise to fame. Read More »

Mantashe lashes Sibanye after four miners die

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Rescue workers prepare to rescue more than 900 miners from the Sibanye-Stillwater's Beatrix mine in South Africa in February. The trapped workers were not responding to attempts to contact or locate them, he said. "Greater attention must be paid to issues of mine safety and protection of lives, as opposed to the insistence of chasing production", he said. "After a record period of 155 days fatality-free for the gold operations, there were three separate incidents at our South African gold ... Read More »

3 reasons to avoid betting Justify to win

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UAE Derby victor Mendelssohn is the 5-1 second choice after drawing the No. 14 post. " Horses just don't run as many times leading into the Derby as they used to". One of the last backstrech bromides to die has been the so-called " Curse of Apollo ". And this year, the race will be wagered on with a more modern innovation: cryptocurrencies. Read More »

Cavaliers vs. Raptors Game 1

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Concerns about James, at 33, being able to sustain this type of across-the-board production for three more rounds are inevitable after the effort he expended in this series . James played 43 minutes in Game 7 against the Pacers . The numbers don't lie they are the better team in this series and they have home court advantage. Read More »

One-Handed Player Shaquem Griffin Makes NFL History With Seahawks Draft

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Griffin said before the Draft: "I want to show the entire world, no matter [if you have] one hand, two hands, if you're a ball player, you just play ball". I just couldn't hold it. Griffin had one of the more unusual ways of finding out he was chosen. "So every day I made sure to mention my brother about something, even was just, ´hey, man, my brother got a good workout in, his backpedal is looking smooth every day´". Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation puts on united front against Russian Federation

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Washington is also working with European allies France, Germany, and Britain on toughening a 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, an issue Pompeo is expected to discuss while in Brussels . official was more guarded. The daily also quoted the US NATO envoy as saying, "Turkey has been a strong ally for us in NATO, but we are very anxious at the point that we have come to". Read More »

Dolphins draft Alabama's Minkah Fitzpatrick in first round

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The rookie was reunited with former Florida teammate Jarvis Williams, who joined Oliver as Miami's starting safeties for the next five seasons. The Hurricanes, which now hold the record for most first-round picks over any 10-year period at 27, also had 14 straight years (1995-2008) with at least one first round selection. Read More »

Draft-Cowboys-Third Day

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The remaining tight ends on the roster have combined for nine career receptions . Filling out the depth chart are three young players in Geoff Swaim , Blake Jarwin and Rico Gathers . Cutler was not expected to return to Miami after passing for 19 touchdowns with 14 interceptions and posting a 6-8 record in games he started for the Dolphins last season. Read More »

Derrius Guice surprised after falling to Redskins late in Round 2

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Following that selection, reports surfaced that Guice's fall was primarily due to what teams perceived to be maturity issues on the running back's part. But here's the thing: getting a running back with this much talent so late in the second round could prove to be a great steal. Last season, Guice earned second-team All-SEC honors from the league's coaches and media after rushing for 1,251 yards with 11 touchdowns on 237 carries. Read More »

2 positions Giants should address on third day of draft

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When Will Hernandez met with the New York Giants in East Rutherford during a pre-NFL Draft visit, he found himself in awe when quarterback Eli Manning entered the same room he was in. He's a "mauler" as most scouts would describe, being very aggressive at the point of attacking in run blocking. "His size, his speed, his athleticism, his ability to make people miss, his physicality both as a runner and in pass protection, and his ability to catch the ball either out of the backfield ... Read More »

New Orleans Pelicans Sweep Portland Trail Blazers

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And yet somehow - despite our familiarity with the first-round playoff doldrums - this four-game sweep at the hands (wings? ) of the Pelicans hurts a little more than we remember first-round exits hurting. The always vocal Draymond Green is also at times a scoring threat averaging 11 points on the season. Portland was unable to find an answer to Davis. Read More »

Roy Keane: Replacing Arsene Wenger will be easier than Sir Alex Ferguson

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Wenger said he would have no say as to who succeeds him but spoke highly of former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique. "I met him when we played together at Barcelona, he's a victor who gives 120% every single game and training session". The biggest tragedy for Wenger is that unlike Ferguson, whose continued success led to widespread praise when he called time on his illustrious career, his team stagnated. Read More »

Rick Zamperin: Maple Leafs fall apart in Game 7, season is over

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It was just one of those things where he never wanted Matthews and (Mitch) Marner together at any point in the regular season, and if he did, it was nearly to show people 'this is why I don't want it, because it won't work.' For whatever reason - there has to be a strong bond between a coach and his best players; there has to be a trust. Read More »

LeBron James produces two career-defining plays in five seconds

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Note that the "Indiana" during the match was "+10". The 2015 Finals come to mind when Irving and Love were out injured and James put up a valiant 35/13/8 statline against the Warriors when his top running mate was Matthew Dellavedova. Slow-motion replay confirmed that James lost control of his dribble, but added one crucial detail: Young's deflection knocked the ball to the baseline-and out of bounds-before it could bounce off of James's arm. Read More »

Westbrook scores 45 as Thunder stay alive vs. Jazz

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The Thunder trailed by 25 points . Back-to-back 3s by Westbrook and Alex Abrines put Oklahoma City up 96-91, and a jumper by Westbrook with 1:24 left put Oklahoma City up 107-99. After Mitchell drove again to the basket and this time got a layup to cut the deficit to three, Rudy Gobert stymied a Paul George attempt at the rim and Utah had a chance to tie things up, but a Jae Crowder 3-point attempt missed. Read More »

Wilder Offers Joshua $50m For Unification Bout

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Joshua had previously said he'd have no problem fighting Wilder for $50 million dollars upfront. a demand so insane that some thought it was his way of backing out of the fight. Wilder's team reportedly want the fight to take place between September and December - and at a venue of their choice. Wilder's promotional team appear to have come up with mega-money for the bout though Joshua's boss Eddie Hearn has his doubts. Read More »

Simeone hails Wenger and distances himself from Arsenal switch

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Former Chelsea striker Costa scored three times in six games against the Gunners during his time at Stamford Bridge, including the equaliser in last season's FA Cup final which Arsenal went on to win 2-1. I don't know. I want to do as well as I can. "I wish to make it clear the timing of the announcement was right", he said. The Spain global always seemed to be able to rile the Arsenal defence and was directly involved in red cards issued to Gabriel and Per Mertesacker during separate ... Read More »

Ancelotti offered job of Italian team coach

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Ancelotti, who was sacked by Bayern Munich last September, met with FIGC Commissioner Roberto Fabbricini and Subcommissioner Alessandro Costacurta in a Rome hotel Monday. We didn't talk about figures. We just had a bit of banter about the opportunity but we didn't talk about plans or the economic aspects. "I confirm the date of May 20 to choose the national team coach". Read More »

Landry secures maiden PGA title at Texas Open

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Andrew Landry built a big lead and held on for his first PGA Tour victory, a two-stroke triumph at the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio. He went on to tie for second place with Sean O'Hair at 15 under. Walker ended the week in outright fourth on 14 under and one shot ahead of two-time victor Zach Johnson , who ran up a scrappy six at the last to complete a disappointing 72. Read More »

Rubio's triple-double leads Jazz to playoff win

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If you believe Westbrook, all of his personal efforts will be dedicated to stopping Rubio, who has been phenomenal in the playoffs so far with averages of 20.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 8.0 assists. The first game of the series was his best as he scored 29 points, and it's no coincidence that this was their only win to this point. That flow, however, is exactly what the Thunder is determined to take away from the Jazz , and it starts at the point of attack at the top of the key. Read More »

10 teams that need to nail the NFL Draft

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The possibility of the Colts trading back with a team looking for help at quarterback will increase if two or more of the projected top quarterbacks are still on the board when they go on the clock. Will they choose Barkley with the intention of breathing life into Manning's stalled career? We were starting to find ourself as an offense and understanding what we could and couldn't do, and we were taking advantage of the opportunities that we had. Read More »

Cubs' Kris Bryant hit in head with pitch, leaves game vs. Rockies

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The Rockies also announced that outfielder Gerardo Parra has dropped his appeal and began serving a four-game suspension Sunday for his part in a bench-clearing brawl against San Diego on April 11. On the other hand, the Rockies have lost 1.9 units and are 5-4 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. Over his past two starts, with his command on point, Bettis has allowed just one run over 14 ⅓ innings. Read More »

San Antonio Spurs: 3 takeaways from Game 3 vs. Warriors

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The Italian-born Messina is the team's lead assistant coach and has been with the organization since July 2014. Already on the edge of their seats for the first home game of the playoffs, fans erupted when Rudy Gay threw down a one-handed dunk over Golden State's JaVale McGee. Read More »

JaVale McGee listed as questionable for Game 3

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He played 65 games, averaging 4.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.9 blocks on 62.1 percent shooting. Want Warriors news in your inbox? In game two, the Spurs lost 116-101, unable to cover as 8.5-point underdogs. The " can the Warriors flip the switch? " narrative received a lot of attention leading up to the start of the NBA Playoffs over the weekend. Having played together for so many years, Klay and teammate Stephen Curry know enough about each other's jump shots and when they're ... Read More »