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Rondo guides Bulls to 2-0 lead over Celtics

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Game 3 is on Friday night at 7. Rondo tied the franchise playoff record with 14 assists and just missed joining Scottie Pippen as the only Bull to triple-double in the playoffs. Boston also continues to struggle at the sportsbooks, covering in just three of its past 10 outings and recording back-to-back wins against the spread just once in its past 14 games. Read More »

Attorney: Officials denied Hernandez's request for cellmate

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He also said Kennedy was the intended recipient of one of the three notes Hernandez left next to an opened Bible in his cell. I'm writing to you, and Pure (Kennedy's prison name) doesn't know. A new piece of information regarding the life and recent death of former National Football League standout Aaron Hernandez has surfaced. "They have a right to know that". Read More »

Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko - who comes out on top?

ET. Uncharacteristically for a high-profile fight in the modern era, the exchanges between Joshua and Klitschko have been entirely respectful, but the 51-year-old Lewis warned observers should not be fooled because that respect will vanish when they are finally in the ring. Read More »

Celtic tops Rangers 2-0, into Scottish Cup final vs Aberdeen

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Rodgers has enjoyed a superb debut season in Scottish football with his side now undefeated domestically in 41 matches this season. This will be the second Aberdeen-Celtic cup final this season as they hope to complete the domestic clean sweep for the first time since 2001. Read More »

Hazard fully focused on finishing season on high, not long-term Chelsea future

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Hazard may have missed out on the PFA Player or the Year award to team-mate N'Golo Kante, but the Belgian's fifth-minute effort set the tone for Chelsea's dominant display on Tuesday, moving him on to 15 goals for the league campaign. Speaking to Sky Sports , Hazard said: "Fabregas is not the only one to say that to me". "For me, it's sad when I listen to this: one player must be more selfish to reach the top level?" Chelsea have only won three of their last eight Premier League matches ... Read More »

Larry Bird drives IndyCar through midtown Manhattan

The Pacers face a tough offseason, and it's more likely than not that the end answer is that George should be traded before he walks away for nothing in return. And re-signing Teague may help, too. "It's in NY, so you've got to do it", Bird said. "I guess we'll see". The strategy worked in 2010 for the Mavericks, who welcomed more than 108,000 fans to the Cowboys' AT&T Stadium for the All-Star Game. Read More »

Serena Williams expecting first baby

She hasn't being playing after Serena Williams defeated her sister and winning the years major tournament, citing that she has a knee injury, but the Madrid open is expecting her on 5 May. Former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, 27, won the Indian Wells and Miami titles in March of previous year before missing the rest of the season after announcing she was expecting a baby in December. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo reaches milestone but says Champions League tie remains open

Cristiano Ronaldo is eyeing two more goals against Bayern Munich but expects April to be a "complicated" month for Real Madrid. "That is how ambitious he is". "It's a great honour to reach 100 goals in Europe". Ronaldo, the four-time world player of the year, volleyed Real level at the Allianz Arena early in the second half, then reached his milestone by slotting home the victor 13 minutes from time in the first leg. Read More »

Paulo Dybala signs new 5-year contract at Juventus

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In the seventh Minute the pressure by Juve paid off as Dybala scored an absolutely incredible goal , reports TheGuardian . It went wrong early on in Turin with Dybala putting the hosts one up on seven minutes with a sweetly-taken goal , curling the ball past Marc-Andre ter Stegen from a tight angle. Read More »

Zuccarello, Rangers beat Canadiens 3-1 to reach East semis

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But this season only lasted six games longer than a year ago, as the Canadiens were eliminated with a 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. But if the Rangers, who finished just one point ahead of the Habs in the regular season , exposed one failing in this Montreal team, it is that they don't have enough scoring punch up front, and can not compete with top teams with a centre lineup of Philip Danault, Tomas Plekanec and Andrew Shaw/Galchenyuk, and ... Read More »

LeBron, Cavs escape with 109-108 win over Pacers in Game 1

But ultimately, James and his battle-tested teammates made more plays down the stretch, holding off the upstart underdogs from IN, just like they did IN a double-overtime win over the Pacers IN Cleveland less than two weeks ago on April 2. "We had a very rocky, adverse regular season", Griffin said. The Pacers finished the game shooting 49.4 percent from the field. The Cavs reviewed film with Lue, whose defensive scheme will be focused on slowing Pacers star Paul George , before their ... Read More »

Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus in line for return for Man City

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They are now holding sixth place in the Premier League table and after a long long time, we could see Arsenal out of the top four. Finally, Wenger has decided he can change the format of the team and while it wasn't a great performance at Middlesbrough , they got the win and regain a bit of confidence. Read More »

Celtics' Avery Bradley urges teammates not to quit against Chicago Bulls

He was averaging 11.5 points and 10 assists over the first two games of this series . "The credit through this team sticking together through injuries to put ourselves in position to make the playoffs goes to everyone from the coaching staff to the leaders to the young guys, everyone did it together", Dwyane Wade said . Read More »

Russell's HR caps 4-run 9th as Cubs top Brewers

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The Cubs got two runs back in the third when Jay walked and leadoff batter Schwarber launched a two-run homer - his third of the season - to right. So which is it? St. "They went way above and beyond what other teams have done as far as the value of that gift", Hoyer said. "I know they're going to play, and I know they're going to play through it", manager Craig Counsell said. Read More »

US, Mexico and Canada Announce Joint Bid For 2026 World

Since then, Europe (twice), Asia, Africa and South America have all hosted the World Cup , with Russian Federation set to do so in 2018 and Qatar following after that in 2022. Trump "is especially pleased that Mexico is a part of this bid", Gulati said . The joint North American bid has been discussed for a few years by the continent's soccer officials. Read More »

Russell's HR caps 4-run 9th as Cubs top Brewers 7-4

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Thames had two doubles and three hits but ended his franchise record-tying homer streak at five games. Travis Shaw was 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs . Kyle Schwarber , Miguel Montero and Albert Almora Jr. each chipped in 2 RBI, with Schwarber going 1 for 4 with a home run. A night after breaking up a potential no-hitter with a ninth-inning double, Haniger scored in the first inning, had a two-run single in the second and clanged a two-run double off the wall in deep center field in ... Read More »

Benzema: Hazard Will Be A Good Addition For Madrid

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Spanish news outlet Don Balon are the ones responsible for the latest Chelsea-Real Madrid gossip, and it's fair to say the website has a poor record in getting rumours right. He knows me better than I could imagine, I'm sure, and that's important: "it motivates you to work hard, train well". But Costa says Mourinho was the main attraction for him when he made a decision to come to the Premier League, "In all honesty I always tell people I am grateful to Mourinho because he helped me a ... Read More »

Durant shines in Warriors playoff debut in Game 1 win

BULLS 106, CELTRICKS 102: Jimmy Butler had 30 points and nine rebounds and Chicago outlasted Boston in Game 1 on Sunday on an emotional night for grieving Celtics star Isaiah Thomas. He played a game that I'm not sure anybody else in the league is capable of, honestly. "Our players were fired up, and Draymond made a couple of just huge plays there". Read More »

Cavaliers to sign Dahntay Jones for playoffs

The Indiana Pacers? They won five in a row to land here. The Golden State Warriors are the top seed in the Western Conference and will host game one of a best-of-seven series Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Kyrie Irving added 23 points and Kevin Love had 17 for Cleveland, which has won 12 straight playoff games at home. He backpedaled on defense and raised his arms in triumph as his teammates celebrated as if he had just hit a game-winner. Read More »

Harden has 37 points, Rockets rout Thunder, Westbrook 118-87

As a result, Westbrook finished the teams' playoff opener with a wildly inefficient night, scoring 22 points on 6-of-23 shooting and turning the ball over nine times to go with 11 boards, two steals, and seven assists. Eric Gordon scored just eight points while Ryan Anderson and Trevor Ariza had just four points each, but their usual production wasn't required as the Rockets dominated the second half by 59-33 on the back of their defense. Read More »

Thunder's Westbrook focused on playoffs, not historic season

The first-round matchup between the number three seed Rockets and sixth-seeded Thunder will have no bearing on the MVP trophy but will be yet another talking point in the raging discussion. Is it Harden? Is it Westbrook? While everyone must wait more than two months for the NBA's MVP to be announced, the league will showcase the two front-runners for the honor in James Harden and Russell Westbrook when the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder open a first-round playoff series ... Read More »

Sharks Shut Out Again; Oilers Take 2-1 Series Lead

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Kassian scored midway through the third period for his second straight game-winner, Talbot made 23 saves in his second consecutive shutout and the Oilers beat the San Jose Sharks 1-0 Sunday night in Game 3 of their first-round series. The game started so promising for the Sharks, who welcomed back future Hall of Fame center Joe Thornton to the lineup. McLellan wasn't about to espouse weak imagery like that before his team had played even a minute on the road in these National Hockey League ... Read More »

Ronaldo resting, Isco's 2 goals keeps Madrid on title track

Sporting, who started the day five points adrift of safety, had gone ahead after 14 minutes through a volley from Duje Cop, but Real were soon level when midfielder Isco drilled home. And Isco - who has made only one Champions League start all season - may have played himself into contention with an excellent game. Real now turn their focus to the return game against Bayern on Tuesday at the Bernabeu, before next weekend's potentially decisive El Clasico with Barcelona. Read More »