• Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics: LeBron James helps Cavs tie series
Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics: LeBron James helps Cavs tie series

In what could be his final game in Cleveland , James played 46 minutes and erupted for 46 points on 17-for-33 shooting. We can do the whole LeBron vs Michael Jordan debate to death, but with James preparing to play in his eighth straight NBA Finals , it's more interesting to examine what makes him so exceptional in his own unique way.

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  • LeBron James Muscled Cleveland Into The NBA Finals Yet Again
LeBron James Muscled Cleveland Into The NBA Finals Yet Again

The excitement of Jayson Tatum , Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier will mean brighter nights ahead for Celtics fans, but they dropped their first home game (10-1) of the playoffs and now James heads to The Finals for an incredible eighth straight season.

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  • Red Sox 2B Pedroia to make season debut
Red Sox 2B Pedroia to make season debut

In 2016, Ramirez hit.286/.361/.505 with 30 homers and 111 RBI in 147 games to help Boston win the American League East. His.708 OPS this season is the lowest of his career. "I don't want to break up the top two", manager Alex Cora said. I was like, 'That worked.' For him to come in to come in and catch a knuckleballer after not catching since...

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  • Stetson University hosting NCAA baseball regional for first time
Stetson University hosting NCAA baseball regional for first time

Up next, the Cards will find out their NCAA Baseball Tournament draw on Monday, May 28th at noon on ESPNU. Mendoza's game-winning hit capped off a day in which he went 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs; he also walked twice. No other West Coast schools were among the 16 regional sites. It says something about Florida State's consistent excellence that all ...

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  • Quiz: Name The Championship Playoff Final Winners Since 1992/93
Quiz: Name The Championship Playoff Final Winners Since 1992/93

Asked whether he saw himself remaining at Craven Cottage next season, Mitrovic said: "I don't know". Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic believes his side can keep playing their passing game in the Premier League next season, but is aware he will need to bolster his squad this summer.

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  • Indy 500: Danica Patrick CRASHES out in final race of her career
Indy 500: Danica Patrick CRASHES out in final race of her career

I couldn't imagine winning a race in front of this many people. He has 34 wins in IndyCar now, tying him with Al Unser Jr. for most on the career list. "Please Roger, I've got to go back", he said into a television camera. I feel like collapsing. "I couldn't stop screaming". The Chevys were the fastest cars in the field and Team Penske had four str...

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  • Golden State Warriors win Game 6 vs. Rockets thanks to Klay Thompson
Golden State Warriors win Game 6 vs. Rockets thanks to Klay Thompson

Costly turnovers and wildly missed jump shots doomed the Houston Rockets . They fell apart. Couldn't shoot. Curry's Splash Brother did it in 2016 when he scored 41 points against Durant's former Thunder team with the Warriors facing elimination.

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  • Warriors’ Game 6 Revival Keeps Series Alive Against the Rockets
Warriors’ Game 6 Revival Keeps Series Alive Against the Rockets

While the Rockets will be down a starter, the Warriors could get one back if Andre Iguodala can return on Saturday. The way Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry were shooting it probably wouldn't have changed the outcome of Game 6 , but the Houston Rockets missed Chris Paul .

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  • Mohamed Salah could still play in World Cup
Mohamed Salah could still play in World Cup

And the Reds' fate was sealed when Karius made another error in the 82nd minute, as Bale's long-range effort slipped through his hands and into the net to make it 3-1. "It is very hard right now, but that is the life of a goalkeeper". The 25-year-old tried to continue but went down to the turf once again four minutes later in obvious pain and point...

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  • 'It's Killing' Kyrie Irving Not to Play in Eastern Conference Finals
'It's Killing' Kyrie Irving Not to Play in Eastern Conference Finals

Following a 24-point performance in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals , the Celtics are one game away from punching their ticket to the NBA Finals. His 27.5 ppg are the most since 2011-12, his 9.1 apg are the most ever for James, and his 8.6 rpg match last year's career-high. After the game, a reporter asked James about how he felt, ...

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  • India court halts expansion of Vedanta's copper smelter after protest killings
India court halts expansion of Vedanta's copper smelter after protest killings

The state government had also announced a judicial inquiry. The 63-year-old leader consoled them and said that no amount of compensation given to those who had died would be enough. "Tamil Nadu Government should take the responsibility for the loss of life, and violence in Tuticorin". The company maintains that it adheres to environmental standar...

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  • USA threatens retaliation as Venezuela expels diplomats
USA threatens retaliation as Venezuela expels diplomats

Maduro, 55, earlier Tuesday received his official credentials from the National Electoral Council, or CNE by its Spanish acronym, as the victor of the election. " Venezuela's election was a sham - neither free nor fair . The illegitimate result of this fake process is a further blow to the proud democratic tradition of Venezuela ".

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  • Kane Williamson's Sunrisers Hyderabad fall in IPL preliminary final
Kane Williamson's Sunrisers Hyderabad fall in IPL preliminary final

The Blackcaps skipper scored 24 off 15 balls, before he was caught behind in his side's modest total of 139, which at one stage looked enough for victory before Du Plessis' heroics. He gave away just 25 runs from his four overs, besides picking two important wickets of Shakib al Hasan and Yusuf Pathan. He walked out to bat in the 12th over when his...

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  • Willian wants out of Chelsea with Manchester United interested
Willian wants out of Chelsea with Manchester United interested

While the transfer is still nothing more than speculation, Griezmann will not have been impressed by some Atletico Madrid fans, who were whistling at him in anger in Atleti's final game of the season at the weekend, after reports surfaced about his rumored move to Barcelona.

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  • BBC News: US vows 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran
BBC News: US vows 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Monday dismissed the USA threats of imposing the "toughest sanctions" on the Islamic republic, according to Iran's presidential website. If they make the decision quickly, that would be wonderful, if they choose not to do so we will stay hard at this until we achieve the outcomes I set forward", said Pompeo.

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  • Thompson Guarantees He'll Play Better in Game 3
Thompson Guarantees He'll Play Better in Game 3

Thompson had just eight points on 3-of-11 shooting and 2-of-4 from long range as the Warriors' "Splash Brothers", who combined for 46 points in Game 1 were nowhere to be found when the team needed them. He was 7 for 7 in the third quarter, torching defenders with an array of moves and long-distance shots. With two games played in the Eastern Conf...

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  • Smart: JR Smith Is Known For Dirty Plays
Smart: JR Smith Is Known For Dirty Plays

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James sits on the bench during a timeout in the second half in Game 2 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday in Boston . "It wasn't like I was trying to lowbridge him or something to make sure he didn't get it". And no, this one - no matter how many point...

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  • Golfer's wife arrested for drunken attack after missed cut
Golfer's wife arrested for drunken attack after missed cut

Lucas Glover shot a third-round 78 at last weekend's Players Championship, a result that didn't sit very well with his wife, Krista. With 80 players making the original 36-hole cut, rules required that only the top 70 plus ties advanced to the final round.

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  • Barcelona FC Arrives In South Africa
Barcelona FC Arrives In South Africa

The only first-team players not to travel to South Africa are defenders Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen, who are both injured. Tonight's match is part of celebrations to mark 100 years since the birth of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.

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  • Boss Pep Guardiola: City will look to come back stronger next year
Boss Pep Guardiola: City will look to come back stronger next year

The upcoming Premier League season will start on August 11, 2018 and finish on May 19, 2019 , giving footballers - and fans - barely a month's rest between the end of the World Cup and the start of a new campaign of the English top-flight.

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  • Janoris Jenkins continues to pound drum for Dez Bryant to Giants
Janoris Jenkins continues to pound drum for Dez Bryant to Giants

The Green Bay Packers recently parted ways with superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers' favorite target in veteran wide receiver Jordy Nelson . Rodgers has never had any issues spreading the ball around, and even though the Packers are stacked offensively, Bryant could add to the high-volume attack.

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  • Details Emerge From NFL 2nd Round Pick's Pre-Draft Arrest
Details Emerge From NFL 2nd Round Pick's Pre-Draft Arrest

Kirk - a 2nd round draft pick by the AZ Cardinals - was arrested for criminal damage to a vehicle on February 3 after cops say he was throwing rocks at cars in a parking lot outside of the Phoenix Open. They were charged with criminal damage, and the case is still pending. Witnesses reported seeing the men throwing rocks in the parking lot for ...

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  • DC United Boss Confirms Rooney Interest
DC United Boss Confirms Rooney Interest

The Croxteth-born player is believed to have been offered a contract until the end of the 2020 MLS season, although the USA transfer window only opens in July. Wayne Rooney has not asked to leave and neither has he had a confrontation with me. Allardyce clarified that his stance on players who wish to move did not apply only to Rooney.

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  • Second British amateur rugby player dies on Sri Lanka tour
Second British amateur rugby player dies on Sri Lanka tour

A second rugby player from Durham has died after being admitted to hospital in Sri Lanka with breathing difficulties. Durham City Rugby Football Club, which oversees the team, confirmed Mr Howard had died after "suffering breathing problems".

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  • JD Martinez Lifts Red Sox Past Blue Jays
JD Martinez Lifts Red Sox Past Blue Jays

The Red Sox have feasted on Biagini, accumulating 18 runs on 30 hits in 25 innings. Boston is 12-1 in series finales this season, winning its past six. After Kevin Pillar fouled out, Price was replaced by Carson Smith . Even on a good day there was a twist of the weird for Price, as a spectator that ran onto the field and slid into second ba...

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  • [Teams] Man Utd vs Watford: Confirmed Line-Ups From Old Trafford
[Teams] Man Utd vs Watford: Confirmed Line-Ups From Old Trafford

He then sarcastically hit out at his critics as he suggested the negativity around the team was not justified: "If you want to be negative, you can be negative until the point that you can say that Scott McTominay is not good enough", he said .

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  • Lewis Hamilton dominates for Spanish GP victory
Lewis Hamilton dominates for Spanish GP victory

Finland's Valtteri Bottas was second, a hefty 20.5 seconds behind, with 20-year-old Dutchman Max Verstappen completing the podium for Red Bull and Vettel fourth. The last two points were taken by Sergio Perez of Force India and Charles Leclerc of Sauber, after Perez passed the latter on Lap 60 and held on to the spot.

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  • UFC 224: Amanda Nunes Looks To Retain Bantamweight Crown In Brazil
UFC 224: Amanda Nunes Looks To Retain Bantamweight Crown In Brazil

The bout marks the third time Nunes will be defending the belt, since she submitted Miesha Tate in 2016. However, her aura of invincibility was damaged somewhat in her last fight, edging a closely contested split decision against Valentina Shevchenko , a fight many thought she may have lost.

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  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: 'Alvaro Morata fit for Huddersfield Town game'
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: 'Alvaro Morata fit for Huddersfield Town game'

The 25-year-old has recently lost his place to Olivier Giroud , who has been in good form since joining from Arsenal for £18m ($24m). Morata enjoyed two successful seasons with Juventus on loan from Real Madrid , where he won two consecutive Serie A and Coppa Italia trophies.

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  • Gunmen Strike South African Mosque, 3 Feared Dead
Gunmen Strike South African Mosque, 3 Feared Dead

Social activist Yusuf Abramjee said he had seen information being circulated online that the attacked mosque belonged to the Shia sect. He said he believed there was going to be a terrorist attack, he could not provide details further. The imam was treated by paramedics on the scene and transferred to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Et...

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  • Cavaliers won't suspend or fine Rodney Hood
Cavaliers won't suspend or fine Rodney Hood

Hood was the only player not to play in Game 4, though the Cavs do not view what he did as an act of defiance, a source said . He reportedly refused to enter the game and the team is considering a suspension. While the Cavs bask in the afterglow of a second round sweep, everything for the three-time defending Eastern Conference champs isn't peac...

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  • Reuben Foster to Plead Not Guilty to Domestic Violence Charges
Reuben Foster to Plead Not Guilty to Domestic Violence Charges

He will be back in court May 17 for preliminary hearing. Foster's move to exercise his rights to a speedy trial suggests he's confident he can win his case. According to NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco , Foster's attorney, Josh Bentley, informed the court Tuesday of Foster's plea. Police also have contacted the driver whom Ennis flagged down ...

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  • Former 4-Star QB Prospect Joe Burrow to Transfer from Ohio State
Former 4-Star QB Prospect Joe Burrow to Transfer from Ohio State

With Barrett now in the NFL, Burrow, Haskins and Martell, who redshirted in 2017, all received significant reps throughout the spring, but Haskins, who impressed when Barrett was injured in 2017, was perceived as the front-runner. Haskins tweeted in support of Burrow on Tuesday, writing, "Good luck to you brotha!" Burrow spent 2016, his redshir...

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  • Chelsea Target Anthony Martial Could Sign New Manchester United Contract
Chelsea Target Anthony Martial Could Sign New Manchester United Contract

Today's Anthony Martial transfer narrative actually links him to Juventus , not Stamford Bridge, as an Italian outlet claims Mourinho has approved the sale. Mourinho has apparently also specified that he sees Martial, Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku as the future of United's attack, and is also willing to chop and cut and see who will suit...

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  • West Brom relegated after Southampton win at Swansea
West Brom relegated after Southampton win at Swansea

I'm always dubious when a coach who is fantastic on the training ground becomes a manager and sends out a team containing limited players to play patient, possession-based football. A Southampton source told Sportsmail: "As far as we are concerned, there is no proof that there is a problem with the hotel". Southampton hosts Manchester City on...

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  • Saints RB Mark Ingram suspended 4 games for PED violation
Saints RB Mark Ingram suspended 4 games for PED violation

He also had 81 catches for 826 yards and five receiving touchdowns, earning Pro Bowl honors and a spot on the second All-Pro team as a flex. This is going to be a blow to the Saints, who have clearly gone to a run-first offense and taken pressure an aging Drew Brees.

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  • Manziel hospitalized after reaction to medication
Manziel hospitalized after reaction to medication

Manziel was in Humble, Texas, to play in a golf tournament hosted by former Aggies wide receiver Mike Evans . Manziel confirmed on his Instagram story that the reaction was linked to an increased dosage in Lithium, which he takes for his Bipolar disorder.

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  • Red Sox, Yankees to play regular-season games in London in 2019
Red Sox, Yankees to play regular-season games in London in 2019

Major League Baseball has expanded its reach in recent years, hosting games in Japan, Australia, Puerto Rico and most recently in Mexico this past weekend, where the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres played a three-game series at Estadio de Beisbol in Monterrey.

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  • Chelsea 'keeping the hope alive' - Conte
Chelsea 'keeping the hope alive' - Conte

At the end, the Reds also made a good deal. "Now there is hope". "Now there is the hope because we are getting three points every game (five in a row) and our opponents are dropping points". That's the situation. Everything else is absolutely OK. Chelsea have to win their games as well. "I think that we must be pleased", Conte said. This me...

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  • Player depth will be key for Golden Knights in Western Conference finals
Player depth will be key for Golden Knights in Western Conference finals

The healthy scratches (players not part of the active 20-man roster on game days) remain after practice to work, improve and stay ready all season for the Golden Knights . The Sharks offence was good, but the Golden Knights offence was too much. And throughout that process, San Jose's front office will have to ask some tough questions about the ne...

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