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There was hope that some rest would allow Paul to recover in time for Game 6 , which is set for 8 p.m. Saturday night, but word is already getting out that he won't make it. According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Rockets went 15-9 (.625) without Paul in the lineup in the regular season and 61-12 (.836) with him. He's one of our keys, and we've missed him the last two games.
  • UFC 224: Lyoto Machida Reminds Folks & Michael Bisping His Kicks

    UFC 224: Lyoto Machida Reminds Folks & Michael Bisping His Kicks "Retire People"

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    Lyoto used a front kick to try to feel out his range a bit while Vitor Belfort looked as if he wanted to counterstrike, but really didn't do anything, except throw three combos that didn't land. Bisping is also contemplating retirement at the moment. The Count has recently denied rumors that he'd be fighting Nick Diaz or Luke Rockhold, but has noted that he's likely already retired but hasn't made it official yet.
  • Leinster v Racing 92: European Rugby Champions Cup final

    Leinster v Racing 92: European Rugby Champions Cup final

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    Lambie and Carter will be up against a strong Leinster team marshalled by Jonny Sexton, an influential game breaker who will no doubt be the target of some early 10-12 channel charges by Racing forwards. At our level it is all about details and our discipline was poor in the first half", flanker Yannick Nyanga said. A pre-match hamstring injury spoiled Carter's European swansong, with Racing's injury list already including talismanic skipper Maxime Machenaud (knee) and Dimitri ...
  • Tiger Woods shoots 65, his lowest score at TPC Sawgrass

    Tiger Woods shoots 65, his lowest score at TPC Sawgrass

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    It was also his best score in relation to par since 2013, though he has played only sparingly in the ensuing five years while nursing a serious back injury. There's no formula or checklist for cobbling together a victory, even when you have 79 to your credit. His 65 left Woods on an eight-under 208, unlikely to be near the lead by day's end as scoring conditions remained ideal.
  • Celtics embracing underdog role against LeBron, Cavaliers

    Celtics embracing underdog role against LeBron, Cavaliers

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    He was officially shut down in April with a knee injury. The Boston Celtics are perfectly content with the familiar role of underdog heading into the Eastern Conference finals against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers . The Celtics closed out the 76ers with a 114-112 win in Boston Wednesday night. They've got a lot of great young talent. The series that everyone wanted and expected during a convoluted offseason has come to fruition.
  • Alonso urges McLaren to kick on after season's best qualifying

    Alonso urges McLaren to kick on after season's best qualifying

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    The fans are not giving you extra performance because they can't push the auto, but they can motivate a little bit more so we seem to always perform a little bit better here. We are the only team completing the full four races with both cars. Fernando Alonso was a victor on his World Endurance Championship debut last weekend but the Spanish Grand Prix is a reminder of just how long it has been since he last tasted success in Formula One.
  • Rafael Nadal counts to 50, breaking another Open era record — ATP Madrid

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    But being honest, I don't know if these kind of records are very important. "Well, it's done. It's over". While new records are always just around the corner, the world No. Zverev will now come up against Isner, a 6-7 (9-11), 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4) victor against Pablo Cuevas on a bad day for the South Americans, in a rematch of the Miami Open final won by the American.
  • Man City beat Brighton to set new EPL records

    Man City beat Brighton to set new EPL records

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    Now it's one more game, we'll try for 100 points and finish this nearly flawless season. The veteran midfielder has been one of City's most inspirational players since joining the club in 2010 and, even though his appearances have been limited this season, Guardiola thinks he could still shine elsewhere.
  • Mourinho expects Pogba, Rashford to stay at Manchester United next season

    Mourinho expects Pogba, Rashford to stay at Manchester United next season

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    The Frenchman has endured three hard campaigns in England, and is said to be frustrated with life in Manchester and the lack of first team starts with the FA Cup finalists this season. But media reports have linked the 20-year-old with a loan move next season to gain experience. The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Red Devils are keen on a deal to sign the 19-year-old US worldwide as they look to bring the highly-rated midfielder to Old Trafford.
  • By the Numbers: Trends suggest Jets could have Game 7 advantage

    By the Numbers: Trends suggest Jets could have Game 7 advantage

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    This week has provided two of those days. The party, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 5 p.m.in advance of the game. "I'm glad they've got some scars on them". catfish. Nobody has reflected the roller-coaster ride of this thrilling Western Conference semifinal between the NHL's top two teams in the regular season than their Vezina Trophy finalists.
  • James Paxton Blanks Jays with 99-pitch No-hitter

    James Paxton Blanks Jays with 99-pitch No-hitter

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    BC-BBA-Mariners-Blue Jays, 2nd Ld-Writethru, 749 No-Canada! "I really respect their cheers after the game and supporting me. I made a few pitches, got lucky a bunch of times - it was just our night". His only blemish that prevented a flawless game was the three walks he issued to go along with seven strikeouts. Outfielders Dee Gordon and Ben Gamel also made impressive plays to seal the win for the Mariners and secure the no-hitter for Paxton.
  • Klopp relaxed about Liverpool final match: This is our life

    Klopp relaxed about Liverpool final match: This is our life

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    Gomez played through the pain barrier in those matches, and has now been forced to undergo surgery after aggravating the problem. The 20-year-old defender never fully recovered from the problem he sustained while on worldwide duty with England , and the injury was aggravated in recent Premier League games against West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City .
  • Griezmann to Barcelona? It's down to him, says Atletico Madrid president Cerezo

    Griezmann to Barcelona? It's down to him, says Atletico Madrid president Cerezo

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    Frenchman Griezmann has a 100 million euro ($119 million) release clause in his contract and Spanish media reported that Barcelona are ready to pay it. "I think we have to respect what we have here and also our opponents". And now Diego Simeone's side, who face Marseille in the Europa League final on May 16, have said "enough is enough" as they delivered a scathing verdict on Barca's conduct.
  • Warriors' Death Lineup sets tone in Game 4 win over Pelicans

    Warriors' Death Lineup sets tone in Game 4 win over Pelicans

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    E'Twaun Moore scored 20 and Jrue Holiday 19, but New Orleans reserves combined for just 14 points after scoring 32 two nights earlier. It's official: the Golden State Warriors mean business. But on Sunday, against the Pelicans, Kerr wanted to make sure his team didn't lose a second consecutive game. These include one secret weapon that is now not-so secret, a player that no team is equipped to contain, and a formula for winning that when accomplished, nearly always results in a ...
  • Arsenal boss Wenger reveals he's received 'more offers than expected'

    Arsenal boss Wenger reveals he's received 'more offers than expected'

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    If I was really objective then I would pick myself every week. Wenger says "for sure I will be active". My brain demands work and is active. And I have a huge experience in management and the subtlety of people management. Arsenal wrap up the season against Leicester City on Wednesday and Huddersfield Town on Sunday. Wenger was hoping to finish his reign with success by winning his first European trophy, but his side were knocked out of the Europa League by Atletico Madrid at the ...
  • Preston boss Alex Neil sends his best to Sir Alex Ferguson

    Preston boss Alex Neil sends his best to Sir Alex Ferguson

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    News of Ferguson's condition has rocked the football world, which has rallied to support the United statesman. Jones was signed from Blackburn by Ferguson as a 19-year-old in June 2011 and was part of the Scot's final title-winning squad in 2013 before his retirement in May that year after winning 38 trophies during 26 years in charge.
  • Cavaliers won't suspend or fine Rodney Hood

    Cavaliers won't suspend or fine Rodney Hood

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    Cleveland guard Rodney Hood will not be suspended or fined for refusing to enter the game in the fourth quarter of the Cavaliers' blowout victory over Toronto on Monday, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports .
  • 'Rohan was within two seconds of taking the jersey'

    'Rohan was within two seconds of taking the jersey'

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    Bennett lost out and finished third, with EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale's Sacha Modolo (Italy) claiming second place. The emotional Italian, who won Olympic ominium gold on the track in 2016, spent three years with the dominant outfit of Tour de France champion Chris Froome but said he left to pursue his own ambitions at his home Tour.
  • Chelsea win gives Conte late hope of top-four finish

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    Chelsea will host Huddersfield Town on Wednesday before taking on Newcastle United at St James' Park on the final day. The Merseyside club were 1-0 winners against Real Madrid in their previous meeting in the European Cup final in 1981.
  • Madrid never give up: Zidane

    Madrid never give up: Zidane

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    But it was also credit to Benzema, whose weaving run led to Isco's decisive goal against Atletico Madrid in the semis a year ago and who scored the victor in 2014, also in the semis, also against Bayern, in a 1-0 win in the first leg. "We dominated. They should thank (goalkeeper Keylor) Navas for his performance, especially toward the end of the match". Bayern, who trailed 2-1 after last week's opening leg in Germany, looked capable of inflicting this season's latest European comeback when ...
  • Ronaldo to undergo tests on his ankle injury, confirms Zidane

    Ronaldo to undergo tests on his ankle injury, confirms Zidane

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    In a chaotic first half which saw Cristiano Ronaldo cancel out Luis Suarez's early opener, Iniesta offered an assuredness that was lacking from almost every other player on the pitch. "Next year, it will be different with VAR, and we will see how a game like this ends up". "It's not a worry for the Champions League final...we're all going to be there".
  • Golden Knights survive late Sharks attack to take 3-2 series lead

    Golden Knights survive late Sharks attack to take 3-2 series lead

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    He was three seconds away from keeping the game scoreless after 20 minutes before the Knights struck to take a 1-0 lead. Vegas swept the eventual Presidents Trophy-winning Nashville Predators, and ended any thought of the Sharks catching them for the Pacific Division title with an emphatic victory on March 31 to close out the regular season home schedule.
  • Kerr (not Draymond) concerned about Rondo

    Kerr (not Draymond) concerned about Rondo

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    Having him here has been great for us and it's been great for me because I like picking his mind about certain things. I'm chilling, playing basketball. New Orleans outrebounded the Warriors 54 to 44 and finished with a 19-12 advantage in second-chance points. KEEP AN EYE ON: Warriors stars Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant.
  • Mets designate Harvey for assignment

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    The Mets will have seven days to either trade Harvey or place him on waivers. Alderson said Harvey's tenure faced "a very unfortunate and hard conclusion, not really of his own making". He was nicknamed the Dark Knight of Gotham after Sports Illustrated called him that in a cover story in May 2013. He was voted National League Comeback Player of the Year .
  • Twitter overflows with love for Jason Witten following his retirement

    Twitter overflows with love for Jason Witten following his retirement

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    Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said last Friday that he met with Witten multiple times that week and the veteran tight end needed a few days to contemplate his future. "The hardest part of this decision was knowing that I would never be able to hand you that Lombardi Trophy", Witten added . " ESPN can only hope Witten is as successful - and the Cowboys can only hope to identify a young tight end who replaces Witten as well as Dak Prescott has replaced Romo".
  • Predators Vs. Jets Live Stream

    Predators Vs. Jets Live Stream

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    Not only are the Predators getting the better scoring chances, but their shooters from the perimeter are simply better than the Jets' are, and this is where that top-four on defence begins to loom large. "You guys only see him on the ice", Trouba said. They're managing to survive despite not having rock-solid goaltending. I think that changes as the series shifts to Winnipeg .
  • Europe's leagues oppose Federation Internationale de Football Association plans

    Europe's leagues oppose Federation Internationale de Football Association plans

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    Last week Trump sent out a message to countries that they better support the US-Mexico-Canada bid and he continued lobbying during a joint news conference with the Nigerian President. The new event is due to launch later this year and is created to replace friendly matches in favour of more competitive contests. The US hosted the tournament 24 years ago.
  • Mookie Betts Sets New Red Sox Record With Fourth Three-Homer Game

    Mookie Betts Sets New Red Sox Record With Fourth Three-Homer Game

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    The Rangers slumped following a recent three-game winning streak with a 1-3 record in the span of four outings. Previous year saw 14 three-homer games and 2016 saw 19, the second-most in history. Right fielder Nomar Mazara has homered in back-to-back games and has eight RBIs in his last seven contests. Orioles catcher Chance Sisco appeared to get knocked unconscious when he slid into teammate Pedro Alvarez's elbow while they chased a foul popup in the seventh inning.
  • Patriots considered trade to No. 2 for Baker Mayfield

    Patriots considered trade to No. 2 for Baker Mayfield

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    For the sake of the Browns' long-suffering fans, let's hope that for once-FOR ONCE!-they were actually right. The New York Jets , who took Southern California's Sam Darnold with the third choice, had re-signed Josh McCown and signed Teddy Bridgewater .
  • Cowboys Draft WR Michael Gallup After Cutting Dez Bryant

    Cowboys Draft WR Michael Gallup After Cutting Dez Bryant

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    With AP Photos.The Dallas Cowboys didn't do anything about the possible departure of veteran tight end Jason Witten on the second day of the National Football League draft. In his three years at Alabama, he rushed for 1,512 yards on 267 carries with 20 TDs. Defense (three players): LB Leighton Vander Esch (first round); DE Dorance Armstrong Jr.
  • Philadelphia Eagles snag Avonte Maddox in fourth round of NFL Draft

    Philadelphia Eagles snag Avonte Maddox in fourth round of NFL Draft

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    Akers, Philadelphia's all-time leader scorer, took the stage to announce the team's 49th pick, but before he announced the team's signing of Dallas Goedert , Akers lit into Dallas with a few well-placed jabs, SB Nation reported. Jarryd Hayne was the highest-profile NRL player to try his luck in the NFL , but he experienced only limited success with the San Francisco 49ers before retiring, going on to play rugby union sevens for Fiji and then returning to rugby league.
  • Vikings exercise CB Waynes' 5th-year option

    Vikings exercise CB Waynes' 5th-year option

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    The main complaints people had about Waynes were that he played off the ball way too much, which even with his elite speed created gaps in the Vikings zone scheme that opposing quarterbacks seemed to take advantage of a lot (especially earlier in Waynes' career).
  • Rams trade WR Tavon Austin to the Cowboys

    Rams trade WR Tavon Austin to the Cowboys

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    Austin's 288 catches at West Virginia and 3,413 receiving yards remain school records, as do the 344 rushing yards he amassed in a 50-49 loss to Oklahoma in 2012. Prescott will be able to throw him short passes and watch him run with them. Whether that's more an issue with Austin or his offensive coaches to date remains to be seen.
  • Chelsea legend Lampard backs Gerrard to succeed at Rangers

    Chelsea legend Lampard backs Gerrard to succeed at Rangers

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    Both Sutton and Gerrard work as part of BT Sport's coverage for the Champions League and Premier League. "I'm busy for a couple of days now, but the plan is to pick them up on Thursday and we'll see if we can progress it". Former Rangers players Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson have been placed in charge of the first team for the remaining three league games. They say sources close to Gerrard have told them that he is viewing a potential stint at Rangers as the flawless stepping ...
  • Salah voted England's Footballer of the Year

    Salah voted England's Footballer of the Year

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    The plane is being provided by official sponsor "WE", but Salah already has an individual sponsorship deal with rival telecommunications company Vodafone. Abdel Aziz wrote a tweet on his account on Sunday saying, "We will be reaching out to all the parties involved to solve the crisis, especially that the national team is now preparing to take part in the World Cup".
  • Pochettino happy for Spurs, Kane after Watford win

    Pochettino happy for Spurs, Kane after Watford win

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    Fantastic striker. I am happy for him that he scored today and happy for the team . He is a strong guy - physically and mentally. 'Hopefully I can finish strong like I did last season going into a big (World Cup) summer.' Before Kane's goal, Dele Alli had given the hosts the lead after 16 minutes as Spurs profited from a blunder by Watford keeper Orestis Karnezis.
  • Tottenham hold advantage over Chelsea in run-in - Cesc Fabregas

    Tottenham hold advantage over Chelsea in run-in - Cesc Fabregas

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    Liverpool are now in the driving seat as they're six points ahead of Chelsea in third place but they've played a game more and crucially must travel to Stamford Bridge next weekend. "We were very good defensively and it's important for us to take three points with a good win. Football is not simple and anything can happen". The 30-year-old said: "We won, so they (Tottenham) will probably feel that they need to do well and not drop points anymore".
  • My Future Not Dependent On Champions League - Zidane

    My Future Not Dependent On Champions League - Zidane

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    The prolific Pole was strangely subdued in the first leg, missing a number of chances that one would normally expect him to bury. "This last bicycle kick was something incredible". "They are not invincible despite what many people may think". There are many doubts about Zinedine Zidane as a coach, not least over his seeming inability to set a team up to control a game - which was what nearly allowed Juve's improbable comeback in the quarters - but where he excels is in his substitutions.
  • 'I'm always ready' - hungry Fabregas wants to help Chelsea's youngsters

    'I'm always ready' - hungry Fabregas wants to help Chelsea's youngsters

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    As the Spaniard gave Chelsea the lead inside three minutes, Swansea failed to retaliate, and the chances continued to fall to those in blue . Match of the Day would also display a graphic showing that Kante's 96.9 per cent pass competition percentage in Swansea's half was the best in the Premier League on Saturday.