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Damian Lillard's big game not enough as Portland drops Game 1

Damian Lillard typically brings his best when he comes home to the East Bay to take on the Warriors, and he fully expects to win this series. "His all-around dominance in the fourth quarter helped the Warriors turn an 88-88 tie into a runaway victory." The Portland Trailblazers will have mixed emotions about their 121-109 Game 1 loss, as they'll be disappointed with the loss but quietly confident that they can do some damage in this series.

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New Playoffs, Same Problems For The Clippers

All-Star forward Gordon Hayward was a single point shy of dropping 20-10, he'll have to settle for 19 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, and a ideal 5/5 from the line in a two point victory. "I thought Joe Ingles had a great defensive game tonight". Didn't feel good and they took me off and waited a couple more days, with a little treatment and stuff like that.

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Cavaliers go up 2-0 on Pacers

The Pacers went 29-19 at home during the regular season. Paul George scored 32 and Jeff Teague 23 for IN, which showed more fight, but now has a steep hill to climb to get back IN the series. Pacers coach Nate McMillan mentioned in post-game that Irving's constant attacking forced him to adjust his match-ups, ultimately ending up with Lance Stephenson guarding Love.

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Dodgers vs. Cubs 2017 odds: Chicago home favorite as series continues Wednesday

As music from Lord of the Rings played at Wrigley Field , Chicago Cubs players and coaches received their Major League Baseball championship rings prior to Wednesday's home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. I think it is fair to say that these rings are the most anticipated set of championship rings in the history of sports. "I think (Russell) hooked his foot on the throw", Maddon said.

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Fabio Borini and Wahbi Khazri ruin David Moyes' skepticism

Fabio Borini came off the bench to score a late leveller for the hosts after they twice fell behind at the Stadium of Light to goals from Andre Ayew and James Collins. No-one is happy at the minute because of the position we're in. 'But we're working as hard as we can to try to get out of it, and looking at the way we performed, that shows how hard we're trying.

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Crystal Palace close on survival after comeback earns draw

Musa was omitted from the Champions League quarter-final first leg tie between Atletico Madrid and Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon. Crystal Palace are Sky Bet's 5/6 favourites for the victory with Leicester 100/30 outsiders while the draw is priced at 5/2.

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Antonio Conte's debut Chelsea season has been a "masterclass" - Jamie Carragher

What's amusing for us is the fervor with which they pin their hopes to Spurs just twelve months after gleefully dancing on their graves as Leicester City confirmed their most unlikely triumph. "I'm happy with his performance. Our reaction, our answer was very good". "It was a good goal , I like to score against them". "He is a great player, a great talent and he must understand that he is a great player and never forget this".

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Sadio Mané Ruled Out For Remainder Of Liverpool's Season

Klopp's hand was forced at half-time and he removed teenagers Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold with Coutinho and Firmino coming on, even though the manager had decided with the sports science team before kick off both were only good for about 30 minutes' worth of football.

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Virat Kohli slams second fifty of IPL 2017 against Gujarat Lions

However, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rising Pune Supergiant have another opportunity to get back to winning ways as they go head-to-head at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. The problem for RCB turned worse as a set A.B.de Villiers (29 off 30) was stumped by Dhoni in the bowling of leg-spinner Imran Tahir, reducing the hosts to 70/3 in 10.2 overs.

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New boss Neil McCann "massively confident" Dundee can survive the drop

Dundee's last victory was a 5-1 thrashing of Motherwell at Fir Park on February 26, a result which cost the home manager Mark McGhee his job. SunSport exclusively revealed that the former Dens Park and Rangers winger was the Dees' new interim manager.

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Tottenham will keep pushing says Pochettino

After the 2-0 defeat to Manchester United, Collymore specifically pointed out that Hazard was able to be man marked out of the game, and Fabregas was less than convincing as a substitute. Tottenham deserve credit for being the only team who refused to concede the Premier League title to Chelsea , according to Arsenal legend Ian Wright.

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Westbrook sets National Basketball Association triple-double record

He broke the record previously owned by Oscar Robertson , which had 41 triple-doubles in the 1961-1962 NBA Season. Westbrook's deep three-pointer as time expired was the first game-winning buzzer-beater of his career, but his NBA-best fourth go-ahead field goal in the final 10 seconds of a game this season.

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SC takes up plea over national anthem, song in schools

The national anthem and other national symbols "are respected in every civilised, cultured country", additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta said at the beginning of the hearing. At this, the bench observed that "as of today, disrespect to the national anthem is not an offence as there is no fundamental duty to do so" as was the case in respect of national flag and the constitution under Article 51A.

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IPL 2017: GL vs RCB - Star of the Match - Chris Gayle

Earlier, Gayle and Kohli gave Bangalore a brilliant start as they amassed 45 in the first six overs and then went on to forge a 122-run opening partnership off 76 balls. 7 batsman Ishan Kishan hit four sixes and two fours in his quickfire 39. Swashbuckling West Indies opener Chris Gayle today described it as a "special occasion" to become the first cricketer to score 10,000 runs in twenty20 cricket.

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Isaiah Thomas Delivered An Inspirational Performance One Day After His Sister's Death

We've made a lot of money fading the Celtics this season due to lines being too high, and that continued in game one. And that's part of what makes this place really special is they get it. And oh by the way, Charles Barkley played in 123 playoff games in his sixteen season career. Thomas nearly lifted the Eastern Conference top seeds to victory with two late baskets in their best-of-seven first-round series opener against the Bulls, but the visitors survived to draw first blood, 106-102.

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Cavs hold on to beat Pacers 117-111

Game three is on Friday morning (AEST). It would behoove the Cavs to find that switch and flip it before better competition arrives in the conference semifinals or the lights might get turned out on them. Now, they're heading home in a hole they still believe they can climb from. "We were trying to cool off Kyrie", McMillan said. It was an all-too familiar pattern for Cleveland , who had developed a habit of sacrificing fourth-quarter leads in the final stretch of the regular season - a ...

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NHL PLAYOFFS: Preds pound Blackhawks 5-0; Senators nip Bruins

The puck will drop in game three of the series on Monday night at 9:30 PM ET at Bridgestone Arena. After a 1-0 victory in Game 1 against the Blackhawks, where Nashville squeaked out a victory and prompted Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville to remark how "easy" of a shutout it was for Pekka Rinne , it wouldn't have been a surprise to see an even series after Game 2 heading back to Nashville.

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Dufner leads RBC Heritage after 65

DeLaet was 1 over through his first seven holes of the second round until a birdie on the hard par-4 eighth and an eagle on No. 9, where the Canadian bounced his approach shot into the cup. He's in good because fifth place pays $260,000. Tway, 57, is winless on the 50-and-over tour after winning eight times on the PGA Tour. Overnight leader Bud Cauley slipped into a tie for fifth after shooting a one-over 72.

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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians

For Mumbai, Krunal Pandya (3/24) was the most successful bowler. Kings XI Punjab: Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Varun Aaron, T Natarajan.

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Warriors ready to start another special postseason run

So the veteran didn't flinch with the clock ticking down and the game tied. Chris Paul had 25 points and 11 assists, while Blake Griffin scored 26 for the Clippers. Unlike most Jazz fans, I probably wouldn't play Dante at this stage of the playoffs either if I were in Snyder's position. Gobert was setting a screen when Mbah a Moute ran by him in pursuit of Gordon Hayward.

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Grieving Isaiah Thomas to play Game 2, then fly to funeral

Isaiah learned of her death later that afternoon. Though it's possible that several members of the team, including good friend and fellow Tacoma native Avery Bradley , will also be on hand for the service, Brad Stevens said the team will take its cue from Thomas.

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Toronto Raptors (50-31) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (51-30)

Injuries besieged much of the Cavaliers' starting lineup for the 2016-2017 season, starting in December with shooting guard J.R. Smith breaking a thumb and needing surgery, as well as 12 weeks of rest and rehabilitation, to heal the ailment.

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Canadiens beat Rangers 4-3 in overtime

Alexander Radulov scored with 1:26 left in the first overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers on Friday night at the Bell Centre. "We did a pretty good job". "It's a tight game out there, and there wasn't much room". If maturity means having been around long enough to get in position to keep a puck in one end, and to recognize when a goalie is committing one way so as to go the other, that's even better.

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Cavaliers hold on for Game 2 victory over Pacers behind Big 3

They allow teams to put up 100-plus points on them with no resistance. The All-Star point guard brought the fire to the other end of the floor right after that, defending Teague step-for-step on a drive to the rim resulting in a strip and free throws on the other end for J.R.

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Utah's Gobert leaves game after getting hurt on first play

The Clippers and Utah Jazz will meet in the first round starting Saturday. If the Clips can not make magic happen this season, there is a high chance the team is blown up for a rebuild. For the Clippers, the return of the postseason means a reminder of their failures, the painful and fluky exits from the playoffs in three straight seasons.

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Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators - 4/17/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game 3 of the Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators first-round Stanley Cup playoff series did not lack entertainment value. Craig Anderson made 17 saves in the Ottawa goal while Rask had 28 saves for Boston . Backes stole the puck from Ryan and netted another goal 42 seconds later to make it 3-2. Then, the Bruins finally cashed in on Pastrnak's goal with Dion Phaeneuf in the penalty box for slashing.

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Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The night obviously started off with a pretty cool banner ceremony where it looked like the players really didn't know what was going on but was still cool. Lackey won his first game of the season on the road against the Cardinals. Indeed, everything feels different. Former Dodger Brett Anderson will go for the Cubs and Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Dodgers .

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Defenses depleted as Bruins host Sens in Game 3

With the 4-3 OT defeat, it was the first time that Bruce Cassidy's Bruins had lost giving up a two goal lead. The Senators outshot the Bruins 10-3 in the first, taking advantage of several defensive breakdowns on their side of the ice. It's worth noting that Cross also participated in power-play drills on the club's second unit, which would lead you to believe that he's in over Miller, or at the very least more ready to jump into action as of this morning.

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Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators Odds, NHL Playoff Betting Pick

Anybody seen the real Hawks? Nobody in town will argue. If you don't have you're analytics decoder ring, that means the team and some of it's most key components shine in areas that are most important during the playoffs. "Everything seems to be getting cleaned up and we got to make a better effort to get inside and get in that blue paint and try to score those ugly goals, as they say".

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Tony Romo is conflicted over National Football League retirement life

Romo was an honorary Mavericks team member. "Signing him and stuff like that, would have been too much for a lot of reasons", Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. But he's already said he'll return next season for his 20th and possibly his final season in the NBA.In his farewell to his 19th season, Nowitzki poured in a game-high 21 points in just 27 minutes against the Nuggets.

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Formula One: McLaren woes deepen as Vandoorne sits out Bahrain

All 33 Verizon Indy Car drivers are ready to leave the grid for the start of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "Do whatever you want, man", he replied, clearly disheartened with how the race was unfolding. The 35-year-old Alonso's last win in Bahrain was seven years ago with Ferrari.

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La La 'Responds' To Carmelo Anthony Cheating Rumors In Cryptic Instagram Picture

The 32-year-old professional National Basketball Association player and his 37-year-old wife are now living separately. With rumors swirling about Carmelo's time ending with the Knicks, could separating from La La push Anthony out of NY for good? So far there are no plans for them to uproot their son's life and they will stay in NY, whether Carmelo is traded or not.

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It will be a miracle if Chelsea wins the league - Conte

We have a 50 per cent probability of winning the league. I prefer to play for the title instead of not fighting for the title and being calm. So, according to Conte, we have a Chelsea team lacking motivation, and a Spurs side who are the best in England and with a chance of glory.

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Isco reveals heartwarming reason for celebrations after Sporting Gijon goals, watch video

Isco's future is now uncertain, with the 24-year-old having just over 12 months left on his current Madrid contract, and having hinted that he will consider his future this summer in search of more regular playing time. However, there was a moment in the second half that only went to further highlight what a talented player he is as he once again led the Gijon defenders on a merry dance on his way to the bow.

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NFL won't fine, suspend Broncos' Aqib Talib for 2016 incident

USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports Aqib Talib will not be suspended or fined for a shooting incident last summer. Talib must complete a firearms safety course and also submit a list of all firearms he owns to National Football League security, according to National Football League vice president of communications Brian McCarthy.


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