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Oklahoma City Thunder: 3 takeaways from Game 1 vs. Blazers

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It was the first post-season meeting between the teams since the Thunder moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City. The Blazers have endured a miserable record in the playoffs in recent years, suffering back-to-back first round sweeps in 2017 and 2018 against Golden State and New Orleans. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp sets target for Liverpool as title pursuit hots up

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If we think about them, yes, and if we don't think about them, no. Sarri spoke of his initial game plan after the match , stating that it was his side's intention to get to 65 minutes level with Liverpool. You lose your focus then. The Red Devils are in fifth place in the Premier League table and three points adrift of Tottenham, who occupy third position with five games to go. Read More »

Harden, Rockets cruise past Jazz in Game 1

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Jazz spread in Game 1 on Sunday against a Utah team that came on strong as the NBA Playoffs 2019 approached. Eric Gordon added 17 points and Clint Capela added a double-double (16 points, 12 rebounds). Still, Houston has won eight of their last 10. The Rockets' aggressive defense had snuffed out every action the Jazz attempted on the possession. The Rockets are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Read More »

Indian squad for World Cup announced; Pant, Rayudu out

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Former cricketer Mohammad Kaif also took to Twitter and shared his thoughts on the ICC World Cup team India. Here India's World Cup squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Vijay Shankar , Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal. Read More »

Winx bows out in style with 33rd victory

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On March 2 at Randwick, Winx set the record for most Group One wins with her 23rd, breaking the former Group One record held by retired Irish horse Hurricane Fly. Debbie Kepitis, a part-owner of Winx , said: "She is the most awesome, supreme athlete I've ever seen handled by the best coach". Thanks girl - Hugh Bowman 's face says it all. Read More »

Kevin Durant Blasts His Haters For Questioning His Move To Warriors

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Golden State is also seeking its seventh championship in franchise history. The Bucks will need other contributors, too, as opposing teams will focus on finding ways to stop, or at least slow down, the explosive Antetokounmpo. The back-to-back National Basketball Association champions finished the season with a conference-high 57 wins, but sometimes they seemed to be slipping on the floor, especially on the defensive end. Read More »

Tiger Woods seals fifth Masters title and 15th major

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Open ($12 million), but ahead of the PGA Championship ($11 million) and the Open Championship ($10.5 million). In ending an 11-year major drought by winning the Masters , Woods collected his 15th major title, 22 years and a day after it all began in the very same place at Augusta National. Read More »

Toronto's Nazem Kadri to meet with NHL Monday regarding Jake DeBrusk hit

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Frederik Andersen made 37 saves in defeat. DeBrusk said he underwent tests after the game and is still waiting for the results. The Leafs will be looking to rebound Monday following a physical and emotional Game 2 that saw the Bruins come out swinging - literally and figuratively - following a sub-par performance in Toronto's emphatic 4-1 victory in the opener. Read More »

Chennai Super Kings win toss, opt to field

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So to be honest, we haven't spoken about it. "He is a good finisher and has been successfully finishing games for us". But it is Tahir who got the lion's share of the credit for winning the game, and rightly so, seeing as he was given the Man of the Match award for his four-wicket haul. Read More »

Tiger Woods claims first US Masters since 2008 in major comeback

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This is the first time his children, daughter Sam , 11, and son Charlie , 10, were able to witness him achieving such a victory in person and in real-time. "My dad was here in 1997 and now I'm the dad with two kids here", he added. Woods signed for a two-under 70 in the final round, finishing on minus 13, just ahead of Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka. Read More »

Unlucky 13th: Johnson accidentally hits ball off tee on practice swing

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Johnson teed up his ball, squared up his stance and took a practice swing. Johnson had fun with the incident, giving people on the tee box permission to laugh because, as he said, "That's embarrassing". But Johnson is adamant he will not the suffer the same misfortune on Saturday, as he said: "I don't think I could do it again if I even tried". For one moment on Friday Zach Johnson joined the amateur hackers, leaving playing partners Ian Poulter and Matt Kuchar in stitches. Read More »

M27 - MI v RR

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On Tuesday, Rohit Sharma gave Mumbai Indians and India noteworthy injury alarm when he limped out of MI's training session. Rohit's inclusion will not only put to rest any doubts about his fitness but also boost the Mumbai's batting line-up, which also comprises Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya , Krunal Pandya and ever-reliable Surya Kumar Yadav. Read More »

Maple Leafs snag home-ice advantage after taking Game 1 in Boston

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What surprised me about game one was how ineffective the Bruins were when they had a 5-on5 situation on the ice. "A guy in the elevator told me we were all playing on the same day". It made it hard on the defense. "Maybe we weren't ready for that kind of pressure, but they were just better that we were". Our four lines played very well tonight with our defensive core. Read More »

Kevin Durant and Patrick Beverley ejected from Game 1

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Game 2 is Monday night at Oracle Arena. He took the bait. "The Clippers have made a lot of good trades this year - that was probably their best". "You have to ask the MVP of tonight, [Marat] Kogut", Curry said as he departed his postgame press conference, still visibly frustrated. Read More »

Perez heads Newcastle closer to Premier League safety

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Salomon Rondon's free-kick smacked off the crossbar from 25-yards out which had left Kasper Schmeichel nowhere near the number nines effort. But Leicester gradually gained control and Martin Dubravka had to make saves from Ben Chilwell and Harvey Barnes, both players exploiting gaps down Newcastle's right. Read More »

Kucherov suspended 1 game for boarding

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The game was already out of hand Friday, another deflating Lightning loss, when defenseman Victor Hedman approached the Columbus bench to have the final word. Cooper said he's not expected to return for Game 3. He has zero points through two games against Columbus though, with Steven Stamkos (98 points during the regular season-45 goals, 53 assists) and Brayden Point (92 points during the regular season-41 goals, 51 assists) each also putting up doughnuts in the scoring column for Tampa ... Read More »

The NBA’s Eastern Conference Playoff Matchups Are Set

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But the primary focus for both is finding a way to clinch a playoff berth first and foremost. If the Pistons lose and the Hornets pick up a W, no one, and I mean no one, in the city of Detroit will be entertained. The former George Washington University player averaged 2.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.5 assists for the Grizzlies . Charlotte coach James Borrego summed up the season succinctly. Read More »

Ozzie Albies explains why he chose to sign contract extension

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The Braves have agreed to an extension with their second baseman, the team announced Thursday. The contract could be worth up to $35 million, per reports, and begins with the current season. Prior to signing the extension, he was under Braves control through the 2023 season. So far in 2019, Albies is off to an incredibly hot start. Albies knew he signed a team-friendly contract. Read More »

Bottas denies Hamilton pole in Shanghai

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The pole was a first for Bottas since Russian Federation last September and the seventh of his career. The Finn has held an advantage over Hamilton so far this weekend and he looked in good shape during practice too. There's bundles of stuff to get through before we're lights out so I'll curtail this preamble and start sending through plenty of goodies to whet the appetite. Read More »

Barcelona rest Messi ahead of Manchester United rematch

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SPAL held on for a surprise victory and Juventus will have to wait to see if Chievo gift them the title by taking points off Napoli on Sunday. It was by no means a disastrous display from United but Barcelona didn't need to get out of second gear to beat United and, despite a couple of moments to give the home fans hope, Solskjaer's side failed to register a shot on target. Read More »

The Masters 2019: Tiger Woods firmly in contention after third-round 67

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Seven of the last eight Masters winners have been first-time major winners. "Hopefully I can focus and have a good weekend", the 23-year-old Li said. He went on to finish in a tie for 10th. Molinari, who also beat Woods three times alongside Tommy Fleetwood in compiling a ideal 5-0 record in the 2018 Ryder Cup, carded a flawless third round of 66 to finish 13 under par and has dropped just one shot all week, on the 11th hole on Thursday. Read More »

Luke Walton agreeing to part ways as head coach

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The organization announced its decision to "mutually" part ways with coach Luke Walton after three seasons. Walton is rumored to be a candidate for the Sacramento Kings head coaching job immediately following the end of his tenure with the Lakers . Read More »

Dustin Johnson ready to rely on improved putting at Augusta

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Augusta National Golf Club's green jacket isn't the only prize that awaits the victor of this year's Masters Tournament in Georgia. "I just wouldn't rule him out", said Mickelson of his fellow American in the build up to the event's 83rd staging at Augusta National. Read More »

Warriors' Curry leaves with sprained foot

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He wound up playing almost 35 minutes before heading to the bench for good in the fourth quarter. New Orleans selected Davis with the first pick, and also added Duke point and shooting guard Austin Rivers and Kentucky small forward Darius Miller. Read More »

Arsenal investigate alleged racist abuse of Koulibaly

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Speaking after the match, Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang expressed his disappointment at the recent increase of reported racist incidents in football. As I said before we are confident. "We know it's going to be very hard there", he added. " I think we're OK ", he said. It was their 15th win from the last 16 games at the Emirates Stadium after Gunners boss Unai Emery had admitted on the eve of the game that he knew his team needed to win this first leg, given the ... Read More »

Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore

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Since 2013, Coulter-Nile has featured in five consecutive seasons of the IPL until 2017. South African speedster Dale Steyn sent social media into a tizzy after he uploaded a photograph on Instagram showing an Indian visa. While Steyn would obviously benefit financially from any IPL deal, his participation in the tournament would obviously be a concern for Proteas management given that he is set to play a pivotal role in South Africa's World Cup charge in England this year. Read More »

RJ Barrett Declares for NBA Draft

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RJ Barrett #5 of the Duke Blue Devils dribbles with the ball against the Florida State Seminoles during the second half at Donald L. Tucker Center on January 12, 2019 in Tallahassee, Florida. "He comes from an incredible family, he's a victor in every sense, and it was so special to have R.J.in our program". Barrett scored 13 or more points in every game this season, including six 30-point games, posting a career-high 33 points twice - in his collegiate debut against Kentucky and during a ... Read More »

Manchester United's Solskjaer to make 'ruthless' decisions in transfer market

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It is reported that United offered the shithouse extraordinaire a four year deal and nearly double his current wage, which would have been significantly more than he would be paid elsewhere. "It is one leg gone and now we have to give everything in the second one". But Pogba has a contract at Old Trafford until 2022, and Solskjaer said the 26-year-old had not had his head turned. Read More »

Israel Folau stood down by Waratahs

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We want to make it clear that he does not speak for the game with his recent social media posts. Giteau agreed with Hollies, noting the importance of being a role model while representing Australia. There just comes a point when you insult what I grew up believing in that you just say enough is enough, what he's saying isn't that he doesn't like or love those people. Read More »

Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau share lead after first round of Masters

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He knocked in the eagle putt to move to eight-under par. 'I've got to go and have a MRI soon, but I can't see that making any difference, it's not really changed for the last 30 years'. Brooks Koepka of the United States reacts to a missed birdie putt on the 18th green during the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2019, in Augusta, Georgia. Read More »

Youth is being served early in Stanley Cup playoffs | AP sports

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Players can win to rank up to new outdoor locations and defend their position as king-of-the-hill. They just go to another level. RPM Tech combines with a new collision physics system that introduces more contextual body-checking, bringing bigger, badder, jaw-dropping hits that are dynamic based on speed, size and point of impact. Read More »