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But they trailed 61-51 at halftime. Game 7 now heads back to Houston , but Chris Paul is reportedly considered unlikely to play . "It's going good", D'Antoni said of Paul's rehab in a conference call Sunday afternoon. "Nothing changes for us", Harden said. But we knew this was hard. We're still confident. We're a confident group. There is no "bouncing back" or "we'll get 'em next time ".
  • Karius' final blunders could destroy his career - Oliver Kahn

    Karius' final blunders could destroy his career - Oliver Kahn

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    If Loris Karius was ever to do one of those viral videos where celebrities answer the most googled questions about themselves you can be guaranteed that the most popular search term would be 'What was Loris Karius thinking?' Shockingly, ex-Liverpool player Jermaine Pennant also appeared to join in the twisted taunts, saying he was " gutted for the players and the fans " over Saturday's defeat, " apart from the goalkeeper ".
  • Chris Paul return for Game 7 'less likely than likely'

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    It's about poise. It's about keeping your head. Houston went 65-17 during the regular season, including 15-9 in games in which Paul didn't play. He scored 35 points, making nine three-pointers; it was reminiscent of his scintillating Game 6 performance two years ago against Oklahoma City when he scored 41 points and made a record 11 three-pointers.
  • Former NFL player Donté Stallworth labels rule against anthem kneeling ‘compulsory patriotism’

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    According to the new rule, all players on the field are required to "stand and show respect" for the flag and anthem, during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner . The part of Christopher Johnson's pledge that carries more weight, is the promise to not punish the player any further. The kneeling ban was put into place after President Donald Trump and others criticized the players for protesting against racial inequality and police brutality.
  • Final projections: Where in the Carolinas will USC land for NCAA regional?

    Final projections: Where in the Carolinas will USC land for NCAA regional?

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    In D1Baseball.com's projections, SC is a No. 2 seed in the regional hosted by Coastal Carolina, alongside three-seed Dallas Baptist and four-seed Wright State. Florida State cut the Tigers' lead to 5-2 in the fifth inning off a double to right center and a sacrifice fly. Reese Albert led off with a double to left field before scoring on a RBI single from Bournigal, who moved to second on the throw home by the Cardinals.
  • Abramovich wants Sarri to transform Chelsea style of play

    Abramovich wants Sarri to transform Chelsea style of play

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    Chelsea are prepared to meet Napoli's asking price for Kalidou Koulibaly as Maurizio Sarri edges closer to succeed Antonio Conte at the club. Anderson has been heavily linked with moves away from Lazio recently and he becomes the latest Serie A player to be discussed as a transfer target for the Blues.
  • Liverpool fighter Darren Till wins hometown battle with Stephen Thompson

    Liverpool fighter Darren Till wins hometown battle with Stephen Thompson

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    The fight between Till and Thompson amounted to an extremely technical affair from start-to-finish and while the result has split people down the middle, the entrance from the country's newest budding star was one we will never forget. The ball is most definitely in Stephen Thompson's court at the moment, as the 35-year-old weighs up the pros and cons of taking the fight at a catchweight due to Till's indiscretion.
  • LeBron James and the magic, wonder and mystery of Game 7

    LeBron James and the magic, wonder and mystery of Game 7

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    LeBron with 17 points and 10 rebounds already. In a late-May game nobody expected them to be playing in, against a team few expected them to beat, the Boston Celtics' season came to an end in surprisingly disappointing fashion. Looking like it might have to be a 48-minute game for LeBron, who has 12 points and 5 rebounds. Horford, a 42-percent 3-point shooter this season, was wide open.
  • Cavs hold off Celtics in Game 7

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    Green's role has suddenly expanded into starting at forward in place of Kevin Love in the 100th and most important game of the season. Love will miss Game 7 with his second concussion in two months. LeBron James admits he is "trying to squeeze this orange until there's no more juice left" after helping the Cleveland Cavaliers clinch the Eastern Conference finals series.
  • Fulham defeat Aston Villa in Championship play-off final to reach Premier League

    Fulham defeat Aston Villa in Championship play-off final to reach Premier League

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    He may have only just turned 18 but Sessegnon is already Fulham's talisman, making a direct contribution to all three of their play-off goals (one goal, two assists). I've tried to repay him the best I can, and I think I did that today. "All together the quality, team spirit and everything came at the right time and that is why we won".
  • Victory or Defeat in Game 7, the Boston Celtics have already won

    Victory or Defeat in Game 7, the Boston Celtics have already won

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    A trip to the NBA Finals is on the line as Boston gets set to host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals at TD Garden. ESPN hold the exclusive rights to broadcast the Cavaliers vs. Celtics Game 7 showdown nationally. " He's unbelievable ", said Celtics coach Brad Stevens.
  • Celtics' run ends with Game 7 loss

    Celtics' run ends with Game 7 loss

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    It's something you wish you had when you're done playing, but more than that, it's just basketball for me. "And I just tried to figure out how I can get through it". "It was pretty incredible run by an incredible group of guys, and an absolute pleasure and privilege to be around them every day", Stevens said. Meanwhile, a separate report from ESPN this week, citing unnamed sources, detailed that both James and Cavs' coach Ty Lue were, at the time, against the trade before the season that ...
  • Golden State Warriors: 3 takeaways from Game 6 vs. Rockets

    Golden State Warriors: 3 takeaways from Game 6 vs. Rockets

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    Trailing by 17 after one quarter and by 10 at halftime, it appeared that what was supposed to be a march to a second straight title might end in a loss to a Rockets team without Chris Paul on Golden State's home court. "I don't know if I was born for it", Thompson said afterwards, when asked about his steadiness given the vast stakes. "They're going to bring it", he said.
  • Brad Stevens has flawless quote after Game 7 loss

    Brad Stevens has flawless quote after Game 7 loss

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    Instead, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue and James essentially had to rely on the tried-and-true veterans on the team in the playoffs. Claiming to be in the greatest shape both mentally and physically, James should be ready to roll on Sunday, and if it comes down to it, you might see him on the floor for all 48 minutes.
  • Game 7 Preview: Cavaliers at Celtics

    Game 7 Preview: Cavaliers at Celtics

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    James' Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics on the road in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday 87-79 to clinch the series and a berth into the NBA Finals. "Luckily, I was able to finish the game". The Celtics want to make sure they are putting constant pressure on a weak defense, and they are simplifying things for their opponent when the offense is just looking for three point shots.
  • Reds boss Klopp sings away the blues after Champions League heartbreak

    Reds boss Klopp sings away the blues after Champions League heartbreak

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    The out-of-form Karim Benzema was preferred as Ronaldo's partner up front as rumours persist Bale and the Portuguese star's relationship is not the best. "It's very hard to say something to someone after the game". "I believed (that I was capable of this form). Of course everyone tried to cheer me up - but there was just silence everywhere because everyone was really disappointed".
  • Ramos wishes Salah a 'rapid recovery'

    Ramos wishes Salah a 'rapid recovery'

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    But Salah said in a Twitter post that despite the disappointment of what he called a "tough night", he was confident of recovering in time to partake in the Pharaohs World Cup campaign in Russian Federation. Some of the European nights have been great and we will remember that when the pain of this defeat subsides. "I think it is just how he (Salah) has landed but Ramos is quite clever, isn't he?" Goalkeeper Loris Karius wishes he could "go back in time" to avoid the mistakes that ...
  • Indy 500: Danica Patrick crashes out of her last race

    Indy 500: Danica Patrick crashes out of her last race

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    PT. He found a way past Servia, but at the same time , Wilson made a move on Harvey for the lead and both briefly opened a small gap over the Penske driver. The race played out in two distinct parts: the first 48 laps when nothing happened, and the final 152 that brought one incident after another. His accident was only two laps after defending Indy 500 victor Takuma Sato and another Indy-only driver, James Davison, were involved in a two-car incident.
  • England players deny spot-fixing allegations made in Al Jazeera documentary

    England players deny spot-fixing allegations made in Al Jazeera documentary

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    In the event, India scored a massive 600 runs in their first innings - and the match-fixers made a large profit. Bayliss, the head coach who took over the England team in 2015, told Sky Sports: "Outrageous". All the players have been briefed by the European Central Bank, and been told there's absolutely nothing to worry about. A report in the UK's Daily Telegraph , based on footage to be shown in a documentary on Al Jazeera , alleged a groundsman had told an undercover reporter he ...
  • Nottingham Forest striker spotted partying with Liverpool fans

    Nottingham Forest striker spotted partying with Liverpool fans

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    Hundreds of supporters face missing the showpiece match in Ukraine after operator Worldchoice Sports cancelled three flights because it did not have sufficient landing slots at Boryspil Airport. Out in Kiev for the game, there's little doubt that the suspended Sky Sports pundit will be feeling worse for wear this morning, but he quite obviously doesn't care all too much, considering his response to the video.
  • Mohamed Salah’s Champions League injury has brought Egypt to tears

    Mohamed Salah’s Champions League injury has brought Egypt to tears

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    With his brace, including a stunning overhead kick, Bale led Madrid to the title. He has won four Champions Leagues , two LaLigas and two Copa del Reys during his career in Spain along with World Club titles. " Sergio Ramos is the kind of guy who'd unplug your life support machine to charge his phone", was the reaction of one user called "Tweetguru". "Cristiano has to stay no matter what".
  • Thompson scores 35, Warriors force Game 7 in West finals

    Thompson scores 35, Warriors force Game 7 in West finals

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    As it turned out, the key play of the game - in more ways than one - occurred when Paul suffered a strained right hamstring while attempting a missed floater in the key with 51.7 seconds remaining and the Rockets clinging to a 95-94 lead.
  • Virgil van Dijk slams 'jealous' rivals for celebrating Real Madrid's win

    Virgil van Dijk slams 'jealous' rivals for celebrating Real Madrid's win

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    Ronaldo finished five clear at the top of the tournament's scoring list with 15 goals and in April broke a Champions League record by scoring in his 10th successive match. One wrote: "The people who are tweeting Loris Karius saying they hope he dies are not Liverpool fans; they're disgusting human beings". Real coach Zinedine Zidane could not give an answer when asked about the timing of Ronaldo's comments and said he had not spoken to the player before the game about his future.
  • Thompson hot hand carries Warriors into Game 7 with Rockets

    Thompson hot hand carries Warriors into Game 7 with Rockets

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    James Harden , who finished with 32 points, and the rest of the Rockets had the Warriors back on their heels on defense and were hitting their shots from outside the three-point arc. The Houston Rockets had their chances in game six before the turnovers piled up to 21 and they ran out of gas due to playing its starters into the ground.
  • Ronaldo's future casts cloud over Real's historic treble

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    I feel sorry for Loris Karius , because he will be absolutely heartbroken after his nightmare display in the Champions League final - but I don't see any way back for him at Liverpool now. Reports in the Spanish press on Sunday say Real's players were also vexed by Ronaldo diverting attention from the team's third consecutive Champions League success.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors - 5/28/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors - 5/28/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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    So Warriors owner Joe Lacob, in the hall outside the Warriors locker room, got on his knees. The Warriors are one win away from a fourth straight NBA Finals, while the Rockets seek their first Finals trip since 1995. Folks on Twitter took note of his Game 6 play. Houston Rockets centre Clint Capela, left, tries to control the ball against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green , right, and guard Klay Thompson , rear.
  • Why Real Madrid must beat Liverpool - David Beckham

    Why Real Madrid must beat Liverpool - David Beckham

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    Click through the gallery to see the players with most UCL title wins . Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is already the competition's all-time record scorer and now became the player who has lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy more often than any other in history.
  • Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors to take series lead

    Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors to take series lead

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    It looked as if the Warriors would be cruising to a 3-1 series lead through the first three quarters of Game 4 two nights ago. Rockets star guard Chris Paul exited Game 5 of the Western Conference finals in the last minute after hurting his right hamstring.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James may be writing final chapter here: Crowquill

    Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James may be writing final chapter here: Crowquill

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    Love played in just five minutes of the Cavs' Game 6 win over the Celtics on Friday before leaving the game following a collision with Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum . "You can switch more", Lue said. James had to take over after Kevin Love went down early. He scored 46 points , 11 rebounds and nine assists in a 109-99 win at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland .
  • Steve Smith looks set for Global T20 Canada event

    Steve Smith looks set for Global T20 Canada event

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    The sixth team will be a Caribbean All-Stars side consisting of West Indian domestic players but none of the marquee West Indies players in the draft will be part of that squad. Bancroft was given dispensation to play in Western Australia's Premier Cricket league while Warner is set to turn out for his Sydney club side Randwick Petersham.
  • Trillo Supports NFL's Decision Requiring Players to Stand for National Anthem

    Trillo Supports NFL's Decision Requiring Players to Stand for National Anthem

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    Speaking to the media after the Warriors' morning shootaround Thursday, Kerr said the National Football League is using the anthem as fake patriotism. If the National Basketball Association is truly a "league that understands patriotism in America is about free speech and peacefully protesting", as Kerr contends, it will get rid of its anthem policy.
  • Warriors Storm Back At Home To Force Game 7

    Warriors Storm Back At Home To Force Game 7

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    The Rockets announced the decision on Friday afternoon. Harden harkened back to a team-bonding trip the Rockets took to the Bahamas over the summer, saying he would have readily accepted at the time an opportunity to play a Game 7 at home with a chance to advance to the NBA Finals.
  • CSK vs SRH: Who will win today’s IPL 2018 Final game?

    CSK vs SRH: Who will win today’s IPL 2018 Final game?

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    What was most impressive about this win was that it came away from away from home and put SRH on top of the table for the first time. The former, in the absence of David Warner , has stood up and delivered with the bat while the latter has been the standout performer, amassing 688 runs in 16 matches to hold the Orange Cap.
  • Rockets will be without Chris Paul for Game 6

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    The Houston Rockets won another Western Conference Finals thriller over the Golden State Warriors in Game 5, but it came at a great cost. Assuming Paul sits another game, the Rockets will undoubtedly need major scoring and playmaking from Harden, solid shotgun work from Gordon and at least two members of the support group - Trevor Ariza , P.J.
  • Rockets by the numbers: Chances of advancing to the NBA Finals

    Rockets by the numbers: Chances of advancing to the NBA Finals

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    The Rockets, who got 32 points and nine assists from Harden, looked like a team that ran out of gas. Klay Thompson led the way for Golden State with 35 points - the most he's scored in a playoff game since 2016 - and a red-hot 9-of-14 shooting from the behind the arc.
  • Real Madrid vs Liverpool Soccer Game

    Real Madrid vs Liverpool Soccer Game

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    Welsh forward Gareth Bale then regained the lead for Real with an outrageous overhead kick minutes after coming on from the bench. Making an explosive impact as a second-half substitute, Bale showcased athleticism and technique of the highest quality by sending Madrid in front with only his fourth touch of the game in the 64th minute.
  • Manchester United rule out swap deal for Toby Alderweireld

    Manchester United rule out swap deal for Toby Alderweireld

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    He said: "I am focused exclusively on the World Cup". And now the Red Devils have agreed a deal with Shakhtar Donetsk to sign Fred . Reports surfacing in English media have claimed the 25-year-old midfielder is closing in on a move to the Premier League with Manchester United awaiting a response from the Ukraine giants over their most recent €50m (R730m) bid.
  • No comeback for Terrell Owens, just Madden cover

    No comeback for Terrell Owens, just Madden cover

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    National Football League fans will also have a top community-requested feature with the introduction of Custom Draft Class Creator where fans can create their own draft classes featuring players from the past and present for use in Franchise.
  • Ramos Criticises UEFA For Staging 2018 UCL Final In Kiev

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    It just kept coming. He said: "The mayor [of Kiev] has said he will lay on transport to take people to the grounds which is about 40 minutes away". Mr Anderson finished: "That's what I'm hoping". "0% chance of going". Financial adviser Jason McGimpsey was told on Thursday his flight was cancelled. "We regret to say that we have been unable to achieve a resolution that will satisfy everyone.