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"I've been blessed", Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook makes history

Westbrook passed Oscar Robertson's longstanding mark of 41 that was once thought to be untouchable. Gallinari scored 22 points in the third quarter to give Denver a 14-point lead heading into the fourth, but the Thunder (46-34) rallied to get within two on Westbrook's layup with 27.1 seconds left.

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David Krejci, Noel Acciari return to lineup with Bruins for Game 3

Mike Hoffman of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his goal with teammates in the first period against the Boston Bruins in Game Three. ABOUT THE BRUINS: Already minus center David Krejci and defensemen Torey Krug, Brandon Carlo and Colin Miller, Boston's absorbed another blow when blue-liner Adam McQuaid was hurt in Game 2.

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Scherzer pitches 7 scoreless innings, Nats beat Braves 3-1

Max Scherzer takes the hill in game 1, and is 1-1 with a 2.13 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Despite being at 101 pitches after six innings, he convinced Dusty Baker to keep him in the game and he ended up throwing a 1-2-3 seventh. On a 3-1 pitch, he grounded sharply to shortstop Wilmer Difo , who started an easy double play to end the inning. "He was spiking his slider, you know what I mean, which usually he doesn't do and evidently he didn't have a very good feel for that slider, ...

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Aaron Hernandez, Former NFL Player, Kills Himself in Prison, Officials Say

Hernandez tried to block the cell door from the inside by jamming the door with various items, Fallon said. Hernandez was found not guilty Friday of two counts of murder in that case, though he was convicted of illegal possession of a firearm.

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Real Madrid Superstar Set to Miss Crucial Week After Picking Up Knock

We were the better team in the first half. Zinedine Zidane described Cristiano Ronaldo as "amazing" and hailed the Real Madrid forward's continued motivation after he made more history with his double against Bayern Munich. Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer denied Ronaldo and Gareth Bale with fine stops and the tie firmly swung in Real's favor in the 61st minute when Javi Martinez was sent off following two quick-fire yellow cards.

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Vijay Mallya, Indian Businessman, Arrested in UK

Hours after business tycoon Vijay Mallya was arrested in London by Scotland Yard on India's request and released on bail, the Congress tore into the BJP government asking why it did not seek his deportation. "The case (Mallya) is now part of the judicial process in that country (UK) and, as such, will function on judicial considerations", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters here.

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Edmonton Oilers fans invited to flood downtown for playoff rally

Nothing went right for the Oilers Tuesday night. San Jose needed overtime to win Game 1 , and DeBoer said neither team will advance to the second round quickly. The offensive resurgence took all of 15 seconds as San Jose center Joe Pavelski netted the first goal of the evening past Cam Talbot glove side via a deflection off of a Justin Braun slap-shot.

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Jose Mourinho reveals the tactic that allowed Manchester United to beat Chelsea

After losing twice in their last four, Tottenham has taken a huge chunk out of Chelsea's once insurmountable lead. After claiming the surprise 2-0 victory over Antonio Conte's title chasers, Red Devils fans took to social media to praise the Spanish global as well as declare their desire to see him named as the club's next captain.

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Bayern file Uefa complaint over Madrid police 'attack' at half-time during loss

This post was syndicated from Breaking News, Nigeria News and World News - The Guardian Nigeria. The Spanish side had won the initial leg 2-1, allowing them to bring the advantage of two away goals into their home leg. You can't just go home after that and say, "things like that happen in a game". "In extra time, we played with 10 men against 14", said defender Jerome Boateng , meaning the ref and his assistants were on Real's side.

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Westbrook breaks venerable triple-double record with a flourish

Harden has led the Rockets to the NBA' third-best record (54-26), scoring 29.2 points, 11.2 assists, and 8.1 rebounds. Russell Westbrook has 42 triple-doubles this season, officially breaking Oscar Robertson's record from 1962. Right now, there is no question that Russell Westbrook is the frontrunner for the MVP award this season. "I practice that shot everyday pregame", he said.

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How The Hell Did The Cavaliers Lose Last Night?

The veteran forward had 26 points and 12 rebounds to help the Hawks enhance their playoff hopes with a 123-116 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday at Philips Arena. "Ball movement, definitely ball movement", Millsap told reporters of the key to the scoring output. "Things we've tried to get better at all year". Thompson got hurt Tuesday against Orlando and missed Wednesday's game in Boston, snapping his streak of consecutive games played at 447.

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Daniel Cormier Reveals Why He Held Towel At Controversial UFC 210 Weigh-Ins

Shortly after the official decision was read by Bruce Buffer, Joe Rogan visited with Johnson, who had an unexpected announcement. Cormer defeated Johnson in similar fashion to their first fight, submitting him via rear-naked choke in the second round in the UFC 210 main event.

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Ancelotti blames poor refereeing for Champions League defeat

Bayern began well, with Thiago Alcantara's close-range shot brilliantly blocked on the goal line by Marcelo. More cheers followed when Kroos junior waved at the supporters, while Kroos senior was also afforded a warm round of applause by his old club.

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Semi-final offers Tottenham chance to heal old wounds

Raised in Portugal, Dier can speak fluent Portuguese, and that's how he chatted to the TV channel after the win: "We have to believe to the end". "If we win next week it might put a bit more doubt in their minds regarding the Premier League".

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Blazers Playoff Recap: Warriors Take Game One

Both CJ and Dame have proved all year that they can keep up offensively with anyone but with the absence of Jusuf Nurkic , the Blazers just didn't have anyone that Draymond had to worry himself with. "You've got to give them a lot of credit, they got it going", Green said. "We were able to feed off it until we were able to get our ground". After the game, Lillard and McCollum were asked about the trash talk with Green, and both indicated that it was something they liked and were motivated ...

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Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder

The Rockets clawed back from a double-digit deficit for a 115-111 victory over the Thunder to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round Western Conference playoff series. As Westbrook almost had a triple-double during the opening half, the Thunder finished with 68 points. When Russell Westbrook went to the bench for a brief rest late in the third period, Oklahoma City had a 12-point lead.

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Cam Talbot: Cam Talbot gets the hook in loss to Sharks

Scheetz says there were roughly 1,000 Oilers fans at the SAP Centre on Sunday night, and he expects a similar turnout Tuesday night. "The good thing is it's a seven game series so we can park this and move on". Making their first playoff appearance in a decade, the Oilers have 20-year-old Art Ross Trophy victor Connor McDavid . The Sharks preached patience after they were held scoreless in games two and three, saying that if they continued to play well on defense and capitalize on their ...

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Champions League: Barcelona in Need of Another Miracle; This Time Against Juventus

Juventus were brushed aside by Barcelona in the 2015 UEFA Champions League final and will be hoping to exact their revenge by knocking them out at the last eight stage this time. bet365 Sports is offering premium odds if Barcelona can advance at 6.00, whereas a Juventus semifinal berth is worth 1.12. Indeed, the Old Lady have never lost a Champions League away game by more than two so we think they'll have enough of a lead to make it through, though we are backing Barca to win this leg.

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Sean Spicer's press briefing

Casting a pall over the ceremony was the news about Hernandez, who hanged himself in a prison cell hours before the White House visit, according to MA prison officials. He also had to attend a previous family commitment following their Super Bowl win two years ago. As of Sunday, Tom Brady had reportedly been expected to attend the said festivities.

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Bulls rally to defeat Celtics 111-97, take 2-0 series lead

The Celtics were swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in his first playoffs in 2015, followed by a 4-2 series defeat in 2016 by the Atlanta Hawks. The Chicago Bulls took the first game of their first-round series against the Boston Celtics, serving notice that they were not going to be an easy out.

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Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Found Hanged in Prison Cell

He was sentenced to life in prison in 2013 for the murder of Odin Llyod, a semipro football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. "The Massachusetts State Police are on scene and the investigation continues". "Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence". The attorney is calling for a "transparent and thorough investigation" into the death of his client.

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A ideal Game 1 for the Houston Rockets

The two candidates met Sunday in a first-round playoff matchup, where Harden had the clear edge on the stat sheet and scoreboard in the Rockets' 118-87 victory. Sorry, I said I would move on. "It was a team effort in just trying to show him a lot of bodies", the five-year veteran said. Can't one person guard him, of course, we understand that.

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Iniesta demands a 'perfect game' from Barcelona against Juventus

The first-leg's hero, Argentinian attacking midfielder Paulo Dybala, was declared fit to play in tonight's match. We are free from pressure. For Barcelona to join Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the 2016-17 Champions League , they will need to score at least three.

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Gary Neville: This is why Man United fans should be very happy

The 19-year-old England worldwide played a key role in United's 2-0 win over Premier League leaders Chelsea on Sunday, scoring for the second game running to boost their top-four hopes. "Nobody will remember this part of the season if I don't perform well at the end". Fixtures against Chelsea are not just any other games for Jose Mourinho.

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Wizards, Rockets, Warriors seeking 2-0 series leads

In the regular season, Harden led the Rockets to 55 wins and the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference, who are now playing the Thunder, the No. 6 seed in the West, notching just 47 wins on the year. The team that was league-first in rebounding was outrebounded by 15. The Thunder outscored the Rockets in the first quarter, but the game didn't deserve to be close.

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Defensive numbers prove Oilers were outworked by Sharks in Game 1

League-wide, defending teams usually win about 55% of puck battles in their own zone, and while the Oilers' forecheck was better than average in game one, they didn't end up outpacing the Sharks in their own zone. But McLellan said their youth could be an advantage. "It really brings the city and the community together and we're all really hyped", Van Rooig said.

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Bruins D Miller returns for Game 4

Robbie Ross Jr. got two outs with the bases loaded in the 7th and the Sox leading 4-2, thanks to a two-run single by Andrew Benintendi before handing the ball over to rookie Ben Taylor, who gave up a run scoring single to Steven Souza but nothing else.

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Durant Questionable For Game Two Against Blazers

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that Durant didn't participate in practice on Tuesday, noting that if he didn't practice, "there's definitely a concern". "It's day-to-day", Kerr said. Without him, the Warriors had their way in the paint. You don't want the next step. INJURY UPDATE: Washington's Ian Mahinmi (left calf) is out.

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Blue Jackets beat Penguins 5-4 to avoid sweep

Werenski, the Blue Jackets' star rookie who recorded 47 points in the regular season, also scored his first playoff goal in this game, which gave Columbus a 3-1 lead. Bryan Rust picked up his second and third goals in this post-season during the second period to tie the game. "We haven't won anything right now", coach Mike Sullivan said while meeting with reporters at the team hotel.

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Puck punch flattens Blue Jackets player in National Hockey League playoffs loss

The Blue Jackets were lucky to get out of the last few minutes of the period without another score from the swarming Penguins. The Penguins' attack was relentless, never more so than in Game 3, when they turned a 3-1 deficit after one period into a backbreaking 5-4 win.

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George insists comments were intended to motivate Pacers

Kyrie Irving had a monster game with 37 points, two rebounds and two assists. Thaddeus Young added 16 while Lance Stephenson registered 13. And I've kicked it to him and he's made the big shot. Miles was whistled for an offensive foul, thwarting the Pacers' comeback. Their star, Paul George is scoring over 30 per game and shooting 49 percent from the floor.

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NBA fines Grizzlies' Fizdale $30000 for officiating rant

The San Antonio Spurs got another big game from Danny Green, this time it was on the offensive end, and it helped spark the Spurs to a Game Two win over the Memphis Grizzlies, 96-82. Memphis was bad from 3, even more-so than usual for them, shooting just 2/13 in the half, missing 10 straight during a particularly painful stretch in the second.

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Chelsea 'more than capable' of securing Premier League title, says Gary Cahill

Who will be joining Antonio Conte and Chelsea in the Champions League next season? The home side were dominant and thrilling in equal measure, taking full advantage of opponents whose sloppiness suggested they arrived in the capital expecting to get beaten by a superior side.

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Clippers beat Jazz, even series at 1-1

Blake Griffin bullied whoever was guarding him, curling off a screen perfectly to shake Favors, splitting the raised arms of Ingles and Diaw or simply backing Joe Johnson into no man's land for two, totaling nine points in the quarter. Redick, and Jamal Crawford shoot 2/12 again from downtown. "That's the challenge", Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. "We were not helping off [Redick and Crawford]".

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Oilers vs. Sharks live stream, Game 4

That's what they did Tuesday, when they ensured that they'll have at least one more home game this season. Oilers fans cheering on the team during Game 3 in San Jose . "You know, during the decade of darkness, you have your head hung low and you're wondering when is this going to end." said Downton. Pavelski said: "We got a split there, they got one here".


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