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Durant shines in Golden State playoff debut in Game 1 win

There had been speculation the 7-footer known as the Bosnian Beast could return for the playoffs. Lillard has been working on his three-point percentage and towards the end of the regular season managed to up it to 41.7% which will surely motivate him to keep pushing in the post-season.

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Boston marks 4th anniversary of deadly marathon bombing

I found a way to become one. I also coach a novice program, so I like it that we have sort of stages in our programming. "I had surgery at the end of September, hoping to have resolved the problems by now, but I'm still having issues from it, so I didn't train as I'd like to for Boston".

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Reigning Masters champion Danny Willett on track to miss the cut

Golf Channel had the projected cut line at +5 as of this writing, so unless that shifts up again in relation to par Willett will not make the weekend. "Why wouldn't I? I'm just happy to be there". "Had a couple of minutes of silence in the bathroom with no one there, and I said to myself, 'Look, this is what you practice for'".

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Blues, Penguins skate to commanding 3-0 leads

He stopped 74 of 76 shots for a.974 save percentage against a Wild team that ranked second in the National Hockey League in scoring during the regular season. Now comes the real test as the Blues can literally put their foot on the Wild's throat, and they'll have the chance to do so in front of a raucous crowd that will be ready to blow the roof off Scottrade Center.

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Tell me who doubted me

I don't know who doubted me. "When I started scoring goals in the Champions League I never thought I would break this record". Forward Ronaldo said it was a moment to savour. "Cristiano was unhappy because he couldn't score a third, that's how ambitious he is", Zidane told reporters. "We had the game under control, but there was a lack of efficiency", he added.

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Moses Subbed Off As Man United Outclass Chelsea

The Red Devils are looking to secure a return to the Champions League after missing out on Europe's premier club competition last term. It was the ninth goal of a campaign that has seen the 19-year-old struggle to replicate his remarkable breakthrough, but the forward has retained Mourinho's belief throughout.

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets live stream, Game 3

The Pittsburgh Penguins have thrashed the Blue Jackets for two straight games, and Sidney Crosby might be playing the best hockey of his entire career. Saad, a native of suburban Pittsburgh who was benched for most of the third period in Game 1, tied it in the second. Guentzel played the ricochet off the back boards to the left of the net and beat Bobrovsky from a severe angle.

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Big Ben chimes for Pune in Royal encounter

The Bangalore unit were so miserable that from 24th ball to the 91st ball, only one six was hit by the batsmen. He knew that he was short of the crease but the umpire turned to the TV umpire for a referral. RCB had pulled back things and a score of 150 was looking hard to achieve for RPS. Munaf Patel played his first game yesterday and took one wicket while Kerala seamer Basil Thampi was also impressive against Mumbai.

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Zach Werenski nailed in face with puck, posts pic on Twitter

ABOUT THE BLUE JACKETS: Sergei Bobrovsky wasn't much for talking after misplaying a puck behind his net in Game 2, resulting in an easy tap-in goal for Crosby. When Crosby, the 29-year-old veteran center considered one of the top players of his generation, is clicking with second-year winger Conor Sheary and rookie winger Jake Guentzel , opponents struggle to slow them.

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Australia through to Davis Cup semis after win over USA

Johnson was shaky in his service game at 2-3, which the Australians won with a forehand return victor by Groth, and Sock was broken to tie the match up at two sets each when Peers produced consecutive winners. Querrey was supposed to be Johnson's doubles partner, but American captain Jim Courier , who said it would take "monstrous effort" for the Americans to win the tie, pulled a swap, putting Sock into doubles and allowing Querrey to be fresh for Kyrgios.

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Efficient Rangers overcome Canadiens in Game One

Rick Nash, who frequently played on the Rangers' second line, led the team with a 5-on-5 expected goals for per 60 of 2.82. The Canadiens were also ready. "This is much bigger", Glass said. "We know that we have firepower on this team and we just gotta show it in the next game", Lehkonen said. "We know that we're facing one of the best goalies in the league, so it's our job to make life hard for him.

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Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney passes away at age 84

Rooney, the longtime owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and namesake of the "Rooney Rule" that requires National Football League teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching vacancies, died Thursday. I have known Dan for more than 50 years from the time I was a priest in Pittsburgh . You looked at me as more than just another jersey number. "[Rooney] personified everything that's good about Pittsburgh", Penguins president David Morehouse said of the longtime Steelers ...

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Cup win over Chelsea will leave them doubting title credentials, says Kane

Naturally, though, on his first start in nearly five weeks, Kane netted his 25th goal in all competitions this season three minutes into the second half. But the Black Cats snatched a point at the death, reward for their second-half endeavour, thanks to substitute Borini while there was further drama at the finish as Hammers defender Sam Byram was sent off for a second bookable offence.

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Security chief defends not canceling Dortmund game after attack

But Tuchel claimed the club was informed of UEFA's decision by text message and they were left feeling powerless. Dortmund's manager Thomas Tuchel also spoke about how the past couple of days felt, and he expressed frustration with how little say the club got in how and when the match was played.

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As the Cavs turn: Drama subsided, NBA champs hitting stride

Back to the loss on Sunday to the Hawks . Tim Hardaway Jr . added 21 points to help Atlanta beat Cleveland for the second time in three days. Bazemore tipped it to Muscala, who fumbled it over to Millsap on the baseline. While the four-time MVP took a cautious approach to digesting the Boston win on Wednesday, saying, "We'll see", when asked whether it would be the catalyst the Cavs were searching for, he did expect more than what Cleveland showed against a Hawks team that was ...

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Robben: Bayern Must Score, The First Chance We Get Against Madrid

The two defender are also expected to miss the Sunday's visit of Barcelona but Zidane suggested that Bale has still chances to recover on time to face the club archenemies: "I hope Gareth can be with us [for El Clásico] but I cannot be sure".

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Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues live stream, Game 3

With 2:27 left in a tight game, Schwartz zipped a rising shot through traffic into the upper right corner of the net. "He's been unbelievable, a big reason why we got these three wins, and it gives us a lot of confidence", Schwartz said of Allen.

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Clear the Air: Rays bring filter system to road clubhouses

His 4 1/3-inning failure came two games after Steven Wright allowed four homers in 1 1/3 innings against Baltimore in a 12-5 Orioles win. "He's put together a number of quality at-bats of late", Boston manager John Farrell said. Friday's outing was his shortest, but he still held Boston to one run over 52/3 innings. The majority of his struggles were in the first as he gave up 3 ER on two hits and two walks.

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Cavaliers: The regular season finale

The Indiana Pacers are very familiar with the James-led Miami Heat teams from earlier this decade, and they've never been able to beat him. But George has not only bounced back, the star forward said he's been aiming for a shot at the champions.

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Hamilton strikes back with China win

We felt the more competitive tyre would be to go onto the super-soft and then have a second stop. Hamilton converted pole position into the lead at the start from Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari. For this season's championship is now nearly certainly a straight shoot-out between Hamilton and Vettel. Eventually Vettel caught up with Verstappen and moved into second place.

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Yankees notebook: Pineda nearly ideal, Sanchez out 1 month, more

Pineda, who did not walk a batter, left to a thunderous ovation from the sellout crowd of 46,955, which started standing in the fifth inning when a Rays batter got to two strikes. Sabathia who allowed two earned runs over 11 innings in his two starts, New York's starters had a disappointing start. He struck out 212 and walked only 57.

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Columbus Blue Jackets Three Offensive Changes to Make in Game 3

The Penguins attempted to get the puck from behind their own net and into the neutral zone, but Atkinson skated into the passing lane, earned the takeaway, pushed toward the crease, got Fleury off-balance and slipped a backhanded shot under the goalie and into the back of the net.

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Olympic decision not popular with Blues players

Just one goal shy of his fifth 30-goal season in six years, Pavelski, 32, would be a strong candidate to participate in his third Olympics if the National Hockey League was going to Pyeongchang. "I have no idea if guys will or not, that's a personal decision, [but] I wouldn't be able to go away from my team here", Canadian goaltender Braden Holtby said.

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Babar Azam helps Pakistan draw level

That came following Pakistan's 2-2 draw in England, a series which saw Misbah famously do 10 press-ups in the opening match at Lord's after becoming the oldest captain - at 42 - to score a Test century. "Whenever big names leave the team, every asks who will lead the team now", said Younus. "My cricket journey was very good". "These were challenging tours and I knew that if I retired before them my critics would say I shied away from the tough battles and I also wanted to be with my ...

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Leicester manager blames poor refereeing for Atletico loss

It's a free-kick, it's a definite free-kick, but it's outside the box. A battling first leg display in Spain last week means the Foxes must overturn a 1-0 deficit if they are to reach the Champions League semi-finals. Big Sam did, however, say how he was disappointed with the way they conceded Robert Huth's opening goal: "We fell to the long throw, which we talked about and was very disappointing".

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Spurs aiming to heap more pressure on Chelsea, says Kane

Swansea is two points behind Hull in the third relegation place after a fifth loss in six games. Greaves, Tottenham's record goalscorer with 266 in all competitions, managed at least 20 between 1966 and 1969. Elsewhere in England, Yohan Cabaye and Christian Beteke helped a resurgent Crystal Palace avoid defeat to visitors, Leicester City who went 2 goals up in the 6th and 52nd minutes through Robert Huth and Jamie Vardy respectively.

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Leicester working to establish 'full facts' of fan disturbances in Madrid

Can Leicester reach the semi-finals of the Champions League? Ronaldo's brace in Germany moved him onto 100 European club goals, and has placed Los Blancos in a commanding position ahead of the return match at the Bernabeu next week. They defended well and were vigilant although Atletico's one-paced second-half performance played into their hands. And Shakespeare is prepared to rest and rotate players at Selhurst Park with midfielder Daniel Amartey, who was in the African Nations Cup ...

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Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 4/16/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The team also held a pregame moment of silence and put together a video tribute that aired in the arena during a first-period stoppage in play. "The score didn't indicate that, but we really liked a lot of the first period". "That was far from our best game and we got a victory. It doesn't mean everything's great, but it built some momentum in the second". That is, until Sidney Crosby fed him for the game victor.

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Donald Trump backs United States of America for 2026 World Cup bid with Canada, Mexico

The bid, which as-of-yet has no rivals, is reportedly supported by US President Donald Trump, whose key campaign pledge in the lead up to his election previous year was to build a strengthened wall at the US border with Mexico . Year-long speculation over whether CONCACAF's bid for the 2026 World Cup , which will nearly certainly be awarded to the region, would become a joint bid by the United States, Mexico and Canada has officially been confirmed today.

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Rays hammer Porcello, Red Sox

This should be a pretty entertaining matchup to close out this series, as I think it will be a pretty high-scoring game. Boston ended up sweeping Pittsburgh in three games at Fenway Park after winning the first two games of the season. But the manager said, "Once he got through that inning, he got stronger as the game went along". Nelson (1-0) gave up 1 run and 5 hits in 7 innings, striking out 5 without a walk.

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Partly cloudy, mild Monday

Cloudy, with a high near 75. Winds out of the southwest at 10-20 miles per hour, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour, will help to usher in that warm air. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. There is also a chance of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms today with gusty and erratic winds around so the storms through the early evening.

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Cavaliers edge past Pacers 109-108

The Cavaliers, led by LeBron James had control nearly the whole entire game until the Indiana Pacers erased a 12-point, third quarter lead. The final score was 109-108. Miles didn't make any excuses. "I'm happy we got the victory". "I got the ball at four (seconds), so I had to take it myself. Given another chance in that situation, I'm going to be aggressive and I'm going to make it next time".

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Alexander Radulov: Alexander Radulov scores, adds assist in win

After Edmonton, Montreal and Ottawa lost Wednesday, and Toronto and Calgary fell Thursday, Alex Radulov's goal gave the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory against the visiting New York Rangers . Weber's power-play goal 7:42 into the third period decided the game. "Absolutely. People say players are streaky or whatever, but it's because this whole game is about feel", he said.

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Thousands of Oilers fans to take in game 1 of National Hockey League playoffs

Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer said that his team's performance to start the playoffs is far more indicative of his squad than the one that stumbled down the stretch, losing nine of their final 13 games in the regular season. The Sharks are 15-6 in the last 21 meetings in Edmonton, 26-12 in the last 38 meetings and the over is 3-1-3 in the last 7 meetings. The Oilers really gained energy after that one, pressuring the Sharks , hitting everything that moved and doing to the Sharks ...

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Dortmund's injured Bartra out for four weeks after bus attack

I know exactly the road, I know exactly the place where it is. It was odd, I was really concerned. I was scared for them. Marc Bartra was hospitalised as a result and had surgery on a fractured wrist, with the teams instead playing on Wednesday - a decision both sides have been critical of, though UEFA denied receiving information that the players were against the rescheduling.


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