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How Jimmy Butler, Bulls Plan To Stop Celtics' Isaiah Thomas In Playoffs

What would happen if Ainge flipped the Nets' pick in this summer's draft, quite possibly a top-three selection, for DeMarcus Cousins? Jimmy Butler doesn't know when, doesn't know where, but he knows it's coming. Certainly, if you're figuring the Bulls are going to pull this off, it'll mean steps-up in performance from playoff veterans Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo .

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Four Adjustments For Hawks Going Into Game 2

Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap says the Washington Wizards were not only playing basketball during their Game 1 matchup in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoff series, but he likened the physical play to mixed martial arts.

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Manchester City vs. Hull City 2017 live stream

Ahmed Elmohamady's own goal opened the scoring before half time at Etihad Stadium, as the Hull defender turned in Jesus Navas' unsafe low cross. Neither side made any changes at halftime but only a minute into the second half slack marking allowed Sterling to pull the ball back to Aguerro who made it 2-0.

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Craig Shakespeare: 'No shame in Champions League exit'

We need to deny them space because they're a very, very good counter-attacking team. "It's no discredit to lose to a team of that calibre", Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare told BT Sport . While the deficit is just the one goal , Leicester will have their work cut out if they are to complete a dramatic turnaround against an Atletico side who have the best defensive record in La Liga, despite sitting in third place at present.

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Bayern Munich choose not to make 'super transfers' like Madrid - director

The Champions League quarter final match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich is set to start at 7.45 pm local time, 12.15 am IST and 2.45 am EST. "Such super transfers do not fit with the club's philosophy". Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Real Madrid's 2nd leg match against Bayern Munich with an injury. "Sooner or later, in the biggest games, they are decisive".

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Manchester City go third after easy win at Southampton

Aguero registered his name on the score-sheet in the 80th minute as the Argentine powered home a header, after being picked out by De Bruyne. City will drop back down to fourth place in the table should Liverpool avoid defeat at West Bromwich Albion tomorrow.

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Ronaldo hat trick puts Madrid into Champions League semis

More generally, video assistant referees might have reversed the two Ronaldo goals for offside, but they would not have reversed the yellow card to Vidal. We wanted to go through and there's a lot of anger in that a match of such intensity is decided by the referee. "We don't know. The important thing is to not make a mistake".

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Warriors' Durant questionable for Game 2

In the first episode of "Still KD", we get a look at Durant's gameday regimen which includes lounging around his lavish Bay Area home while a personal chef cooks up a healthy meal pre-game meal before the Warriors' Game 1 victory against the Blazers.

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Blue Jays get best possible news on JA Happ injury

Happ, who won 20 games for the first time past year, left Sunday's start against Baltimore in the fifth inning with a sore elbow. Happ joins Josh Donaldson , Aaron Sanchez and J.P. "The guys (Goldstein) has done it (to) have had no problem and it heals up pretty quick". Happ hopes he will have better results than he has had so far this season, going is 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA.

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Wenger: Why I changed Arsenal formation…

With Arsene Wenger experimenting with a 3-5-2 formation for the first time in nearly 20 years, the North London club were expected to at least surprise Middlesbrough but familiar shades mediocrity shone the brightest under the tiresome sky by the Tees.

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Wallabies winger Mitchell announces retirement

The former Reds, Western Force and Waratahs player spent time in the global wilderness after joining Toulon, but a change in eligibility laws allowed him to reclaim his place ahead of the 2015 World Cup. Matt Giteau, a team-mate of Mitchell for Australia and Toulon, responded with a tweet that read: "Nooooooo!" He also won the French league with Toulon in 2014 and back-to-back European Cups, including in 2015 - perhaps his greatest season - when his stunning individual try 10 minutes from ...

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Arizona 2, San Francisco 6

It was the second pitch that Posey saw at home this season, and although he was able to get up under his own power, there was no discussion about trying to stay in the game. Seconds after it played for the first time, he was sitting in the dirt. Matt Moore restored some of the joy to the Giants' home opener, throwing eight sterling innings and, with a swing of his bat, sparking a comical play that led to three Giants runs.

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Clippers' Austin Rivers (hamstring) out for Game 2, doubtful for Game 3

As the series moves on, the Jazz can expect to meet an extremely motivated Clipper team Tuesday night, for dropping another game at home would nearly surely mean the death of their playoff hopes. The Jazz had just entered the Los Angeles Clippers' home court, Staples Centre, for game one of their National Basketball Association playoff series , lost their star centre Rudy Gobert to a knee sprain in the opening 17 seconds and held on for a buzzer-beating 97-95 victory.

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Chelsea pull out another excuse for losing at Man United

Son Heung-min matched a 31-year South Korean scoring record as Tottenham beat Bournemouth 4-0 in the Premier League on Saturday to remain hot on the heels of leader Chelsea . Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has insisted that the players are not feeling the pressure despite seeing their lead at the top of the Premier League table dwindle in recent weeks.

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Celtics will try to avoid 0-2 hole against Bulls

The 8-seeded Chicago Bulls stole Game 1 and home-court advantage from the top-seeded Boston Celtics behind a big game from Jimmy Butler and a big advantage on the offensive glass. Stevens, however, stressed that all plans are up to Thomas . "I think the biggest thing is they really care about each other", coach Brad Stevens said Monday.

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Sunderland 2-2 West Ham highlights

Lee Cattermole feels the Sunderland fans have not turned fully on David Moyes, at least not in comparison to many other managers. As ever, the Sunderland fans among a crowd of 40,168 were put through the wringer as they saw the home side succumb to Andre Ayew's fifth-minute opener before Wahbi Khazri, starting a game for the first time since October 29, levelled direct from a corner.

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Kyle Lowry bounces back as Raptors edge Bucks

Bucks fans, make sure to tune in to see if Milwaukee will return to the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Thursday for Game 3 with a 2-0 series lead. His length and ability to take off from distance are a joy to behold. But halfway through the final quarter, the Bucks had cut the lead to just five, 90-95, after a great Thon Maker alley-oop dunk from Giannis. DeMar DeRozan had 23 points, Serge Ibaka added 13 of his 16 in the second half and Jonas Valanciunas had 10 points and 10 ...

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Arsenal's Top-Four Hopes Suffer Major Blow With 3-0 Palace Loss

Premier League: Crystal Palace 3 (Townsend 17, Cabaye 63, Milivojevic 68-pen) bt Arsenal 0. "Some sort of announcement could really add clarity, and if they announced that this was Arsene Wenger's last season, then suddenly that hostility might go and people would get behind the team a lot more ".

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It Was Michael Pineda's Day

The Yankees scored five in the eighth innings to make it back-to-back victories. Aaron Judge , Chase Headley and Starlin Castro provided home runs for the Yankees, while a Logan Morrison homer blotted Pineda's book slightly. An error by Miller at second base put Gardner on base when he shouldn't have been again. He would steal second and third base and later score on a Matt Holliday double.

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WA's Maker shines in playoff debut

As the clock ran out in the final quarter on Saturday, the Raptors took a 97-83 loss to Milwaukee . The Raptors now take this playoff run on the road with Game 3 in Milwaukee on Thursday. Khris Middleton will look to shake off an bad shooting debut, as he was 4/15 from the field (despite dishing 9 assists vs. 0 turnovers). Toronto came back to win more games in which they were trailing by double digits than any other team in the National Basketball Association this season, a ...

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Rangers focusing on playing better in Game 4 vs. Canadiens

Couture, who led the National Hockey League in playoff scoring a year ago, missed the final seven games of the regular season and hadn't been at his usual form to start this series . The Canadiens ended up with a 29-21 edge in shots and the Rangers had 21 giveaways in the loss. They have outshot NY in each of the last two games and just seem to be the better team in the little facets.

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Portland's Nurkic out Game 2, Warriors' Durant questionable

Despite career playoff performances by Portland's backcourt duo of C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard - 41 and 34 points, respectively - the Trail Blazers received just 34 points TOTAL from the rest of their eight players that checked into Game 1.

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Wenger's challenge to his team

The players care. When you don't win your confidence goes quickly and comes back slowly, so of course you could feel even in the way we played that there was nervousness there", the Frenchman agreed that his team were nervous ahead of and during the encounter against Middlesbrough .

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Chiefs-Patriots Expected To Open 2017 Season

With that in mind, let's take a look at five Patriots rumors you need to know with just under two weeks remaining before the 2017 NFL Draft. Following a one-year hiatus from the Super Bowl , the Patriots made their way back to the grand stage of sports to face the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII.

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Here's how you can help name April the giraffe's baby boy

Viewers were rewarded on Saturday: at about 10 a.m. April gave birth to a male calf . April the giraffe finally gives birthWhile the calf's weight is now unknown, zoo officials said they weigh around 150 pounds and are about 6-feet tall at birth.

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Asprilla: Real Madrid are a team of rats!

Ronaldo completed his hat-trick - and marked his 100th Champions League goal just minutes later, thanks to a attractive set-up from Marcelo. "I believe we played very well". Real Madrid will be without Gareth Bale but Bayern Munich welcome back Robert Lewandowski for Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Bernabeu.

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Ronaldo hat-trick sends Real Madrid into semi-finals after thriller

Real Madrid plays Bayern Munich on Fox Sports 1 and Leicester City hosts Atletico Madrid on Fox Sports 2. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.theeagleonline.com.ng as the source.

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Juventus makes it worth the wait against Barcelona

Paulo Dybala has committed his future to Juventus by signing a new deal, which runs until 2022. Barcelona has a history of comebacks - the most recent one being its awesome victory against Paris Saint-Germain after it overturned a 4-0 first-leg deficit to win the second leg 6-1 and thereby the match.

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How Sergio Garcia joins his heroes Ballesteros and Olazabal

It was worth the wait. But after Garcia birdied the 14th and eagled the 15th, he kept his cool to force Rose to a final playoff hole. Rose missed and Garcia calmly rolled in a 12-foot putt for the win, breaking down in tears and pounding the green with his right fist as the crowd chanted his name.

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Championship Review: Brighton promoted as Zola calls time on rotten reign

The importance of Championship Player of the Season Knockaert means the majority of Albion attacks are in the wide areas of the pitch, with top scorer Murray benefiting from the quality of delivery into the box. The pick of the bunch being a fan going as far as to say the team was an embarrassment, that this team not winning the league is; "one of the biggest failures in football".

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Rockets expect Thunder adjustments in Game 2

Ahead of Game 1 in the Thunder's series against the Rockets, Westbrook said the basketball was his only friend on the court while discussing his friendship with former teammate and fellow MVP candidate James Harden . Thunder center Enes Kanter had just given up a bucket defending a pick-and-roll, his weakness, and the camera on the broadcast panned over to OKC coach Billy Donovan .

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Arsene Wenger ramps up mind games ahead of Man City tie

But Mesut Ozil's 71st-minute victor won all three points for Arsenal and validated Wenger's decision to experiment with a new formation for the game - a 3-4-3 system similar to that used by Chelsea. "We practiced on it (the system) before at some stages, but we like offensive football so it is a bit more defensive-minded". There was some irony over the fact that Arsenal's goal-scoring heroes were both players who have been linked with moves away from the Emirates this summer.

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Man arrested for causing alarm at MRT station

She informed the station manager about it because she did not recall seeing the substance when sweeping the floor at about 7am. "Updates will be provided when available", said the Police. "We do know that train stations are targeted", said Dr Kumar Ramakrishna, head of policy studies and coordinator of the national security studies programme at the S.

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Tuchel fumes at UEFA as Dortmund lose after bus attack

The fixture was postponed 24 hours after three explosions rocked the Dortmund team coach and left Spain global Marc Bartra with a broken wrist as the Germans made their way to the ground ahead of Tuesday's scheduled kick-off. "Because last night I didn't realize what happened, and when I was at home and my wife and my son were waiting in front of the door, there I felt how lucky we were", the visibly shaken Sahin told former Norway worldwide Jan Aage Fjortoft, now a journalist.

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Celts top Nets, lead East with one game left

During the four games in the regular season, the Bulls scored an average of 97.3 points per game. Isaiah Thomas had a phenomenal season, but so did Butler. "I never wanted to leave Boston ". "I'm excited now. But once you get the playoffs, the seedings go out the window". From there, they will have the confidence to play more free because there is a lot of pressure on them in this first round.


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