• Blazers take 3-1 series lead after road win over Thunder
Blazers take 3-1 series lead after road win over Thunder

Fans throughout Portland , Oregon and beyond have been celebrating Damian Lillard's game-winning 37-foot three-pointer that took down the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night and catapulted the Portland Trail Blazers into the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs.

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  • Maurizio Sarri Charged With Misconduct by FA Following Touchline Row Against Burnley
Maurizio Sarri Charged With Misconduct by FA Following Touchline Row Against Burnley

The Chelsea coach was sent to the stands by referee Kevin Friend after becoming embroiled in a scuffle amongst players on the touchline in the dying moments of the game at Stamford Bridge. Kindred Group's sportsbook analyst Ali Gill said it was the best Premier League weekend for the operator in some time . "I don't think my coaches' language ...

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  • Rashford: We must get back to playing like United
Rashford: We must get back to playing like United

City goal scorer Leroy Sane insisted he was content to make an impact from the bench, as his clinching goal wrapped up the victory that moved his side back to the top of the Premier League table. "I am close to Solskjaer, I understand his position perfectly". It happens to all the managers around the world. "Four games left, we have to win a...

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  • Southampton’s Shane Long scores fastest Premier League goal ever after seven seconds
Southampton’s Shane Long scores fastest Premier League goal ever after seven seconds

Andre Gray struck in the 90th minute to rescue a draw for the seventh-placed London club. The Republic of Ireland global charged down a clearance from Northern Ireland defender Craig Cathcart and chased the ball through before casually chipping Heurelho Gomes.

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  • Mauricio Pochettino says Spurs will not allow top-four focus to shift
Mauricio Pochettino says Spurs will not allow top-four focus to shift

Securing Champions League football for a fourth consecutive season will help Spurs to fend off any would-be suitors in the summer, and defender Ben Davies has called on his teammates to "kick on and try to win every game between now and the end of the season".

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  • Luke Walton’s Accuser Reveals Details Of Alleged Sexual Misconduct
Luke Walton’s Accuser Reveals Details Of Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Tennant did not file a police report against Walton. She claims he sexually assaulted her. Walton wrote the book's forward, the lawsuit says. "When someone assaults you and you think you're going to be raped, coming forward is a scary thing", Tennant said during a news conference in Los Angeles.

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  • Could the Chiefs still trade back into the first round?
Could the Chiefs still trade back into the first round?

The Chiefs previously traded edge rusher Dee Ford to the 49ers at the start of the offseason for a 2020 second-round pick, which may ultimately end up with the Seahawks depending on how the teams fare in the upcoming season. The addition of Clark, then, likely means that there's no more room for Bailey. "The compensation would include a 1st rou...

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  • Real Madrid will look to loan Gareth Bale out next season — Marca
Real Madrid will look to loan Gareth Bale out next season — Marca

The Bundesliga side have paid Real Madrid €13m so far for the 27-year-old Colombian attacking midfielder. Marcelo has admitted Real Madrid have been "really, really damaged" by a disappointing season after Karim Benzema's hat-trick secured a 3-0 LaLiga victory over Athletic Bilbao .

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  • Fabio Fognini wins maiden Masters title
Fabio Fognini wins maiden Masters title

The next ATP Masters 1000 competition is due to be the Madrid Open from May 5 to May 12. The second set would be just as close, and packed with quality shot-making, angle, touch, and not a little great defence-and with the kind of flair on both sides that tennis fans in these parts relish.

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  • Saha admits Man United players attitude is 'disturbing.'
Saha admits Man United players attitude is 'disturbing.'

But I want to create a culture that we all believe in. This act of boldness should be an example for all the other players who were below par vs Everton. "We've been chasing results and are close to the top four and never envisaged being so close when we came in but maybe it's caught up with us". The fault line is that they have to rely on othe...

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  • Keys to Taking the Series in Game 6
Keys to Taking the Series in Game 6

The battle-tested visitors had counterpunched. But sent to the power play when Tyler Ennis held Sean Kuraly a bit too much for the stripes' liking, a Brad Marchand shot took a fortunate bounce off Ron Hainsey's knee and trickled through Andersen to knot things up at 1-1.

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  • Trump lawyer attacks Mueller report, sees nothing wrong in taking Russian info
Trump lawyer attacks Mueller report, sees nothing wrong in taking Russian info

Representative Adam Schiff, a leading Democratic lawmaker who chairs the House intelligence committee, said that since Republicans control the Senate - and would likely block an effort to oust Trump - Democrats face a quandary after special counsel Robert Mueller found no coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump election campai...

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  • Cardiff City Manager Neil Warnock Hopes to Avoid Liverpool
Cardiff City Manager Neil Warnock Hopes to Avoid Liverpool "Battering"

Barca eased past Mourinho's old club Manchester United in midweek, with Lionel Messi scoring two goals in four frantic minutes to take his tally in Europe to 10 for the season. "Always after games a few players have slight, little problems but nothing really serious - so it should be OK, [they] should all be in". Liverpool are set to face ...

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  • Hurricanes Survive Capitals' Late Surge to Pull Even in Series
Hurricanes Survive Capitals' Late Surge to Pull Even in Series

Bet on the game or on the Capitals , Hurricanes to win the Stanley Cup at DraftKings and get a free $20 bet when you sign up. "Obviously they got on the point sheet, but their play away from the puck, on the forecheck, supporting each other, they're real tough to play against when they play like that", said Holtby, who set a franchise reco...

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  • Irving leads dramatic Celtics fightback against Pacers
Irving leads dramatic Celtics fightback against Pacers

IN led 61-59 at halftime, but the Celtics seized control with a 9-2 run to close out the third quarter and they led the rest of the way. Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 37 points in a win against the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the Easter Conference playoffs.

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  • Israel Folau to challenge Rugby Australia over sacking
Israel Folau to challenge Rugby Australia over sacking

Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle, who on Wednesday acknowledged Folau's hearing request was "not an unexpected outcome", had previous year come under fire for allowing the player to escape sanctions for earlier anti-gay posts . If Folau accepts the punishment - he would leave without getting a payout. Wallabies vice-captain Will Genia has decl...

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  • Fernando Llorente: Ref right to allow Tottenham goal
Fernando Llorente: Ref right to allow Tottenham goal

But the tie quickly turned on its head with both teams scoring twice in the first 11 minutes. Cue scenes of wild celebrations in front of the away fans as we equalised overall and tipped the tie back in our favour on away goals. The VAR is also able to take into account any infringement that could have taken place in the immediate build-up to the...

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  • Manchester City vs Tottenham
Manchester City vs Tottenham

Spurs were seconds from going through, then thought they had been dumped out when Raheem Sterling appeared to have scored in injury time , only to enjoy a euphoric celebration when VAR ruled Sergio Aguero was offside in the build-up to the goal .

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  • Leonard scores 37, Lowry has 22 as Raptors rout Magic 111-82
Leonard scores 37, Lowry has 22 as Raptors rout Magic 111-82

His zero-point outing in the Raptors' home loss was the bud of many jokes and the pressure was on to step up in Game 2. No matter how you slice it, the Raptors simply weren't engaged in Game 1 and the Magic capitalized. "That's a decision you make when you're watching the game, and that's where the (minutes) numbers to me, they go out the win...

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  • Emery hails 'awesome' Ramsey after Arsenal win
Emery hails 'awesome' Ramsey after Arsenal win

I think it will be, however, there are two significant factors that give me enough reason to be concerned. Since that win, Watford also played in the FA Cup where they beat Wolves 3-2. Los Angeles FC defeated Cincinnati 2-0 on Saturday to remain top of the Western Conference in MLS, as DC United took advantage of a slip up from Columbus Crew.

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  • Mrazek shines as Hurricanes rout Capitals
Mrazek shines as Hurricanes rout Capitals

Ovechkin wasn't awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of Washington's Stanley Cup run a year ago because he was the team's leading scorer - that was center Evgeny Kuznetsov. "I'm not a big fighter, and he's the same". To set the record straight, Svechnikov had provoked Ovechkin with slashes earlier in the series, and then on ...

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  • National Basketball Association playoffs should be entertaining
National Basketball Association playoffs should be entertaining

Something clicked for the former second overall pick , as he finished with career-highs in points (20.1) and assists (7.0). The Bucks, the top seed of the Eastern Conference, went head-to-head against the third-seeded 76ers last week. Simmons also plays great defense and is one of the best players to watch in transition. Like Bucks vs Pistons,...

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  • Kyler Murray Won’t Visit With The Redskins Anymore
Kyler Murray Won’t Visit With The Redskins Anymore

In the latest episode of the With The First Pick Podcast, we discuss long-time National Football League talent evaluator Gil Brandt's top 150 list and whether his assessment of Duke QB Daniel Jones as the second-best quarterback in the draft is fair.

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  • Napoli vs Arsenal: Match preview, betting odds and prediction
Napoli vs Arsenal: Match preview, betting odds and prediction

English Premier League side Arsenal have confirmed they are investigating a video, now circulating on Social media, which appears to show one of their supporters racially abusing Napoli central defender Kalidou Koulibaly. "They are going to demand a lot from us on Monday, but it is a good match and I appreciate it a lot, and I want to play matche...

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  • Two NFL games pencilled in for new Tottenham stadium
Two NFL games pencilled in for new Tottenham stadium

The NFL was supposed to have games there a year ago, but delays around the opening of the stadium meant they had to be moved to Wembley Stadium. It will be the first National Football League game to be played at the newly constructed stadium.

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  • Clippers' Doc Rivers: 'Curry has destroyed us all year'
Clippers' Doc Rivers: 'Curry has destroyed us all year'

The two players came face to face after Beverley fell in front of the scorer's table while battling Durant for a loose ball. Beverley immediately jumped to his feet to confront Durant as official Ed Malloy got between them and immediately ejected them.

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  • FC Barcelona Star Sets Sights On Maiden UEFA Champions League Trophy
FC Barcelona Star Sets Sights On Maiden UEFA Champions League Trophy

Bonifazi headed in a corner at the near post four minutes into the second half, and that would still have been enough for Juventus to clinch the title, but Floccari scored the victor in the 74th off Alessandro Murgia's cross. Mattia Perin replaced Wojciech Szczesny in the Juventus goal with Kean getting his second start alongside Paulo Dybala u...

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  • Tottenham boss provides injury update on Dele Alli and Harry Winks
Tottenham boss provides injury update on Dele Alli and Harry Winks

The 25-year-old suffered a similar injury against Manchester United in January and was on the sidelines for around five weeks so Pochettino hasn't given up hope of Kane being able to play in a potential Champions League final on June 1st, should Tottenham make it that far.

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  • Playoff Roundup: Blue Jackets Push Lightning to the Brink
Playoff Roundup: Blue Jackets Push Lightning to the Brink

Ondrej Palat gave Tampa a fighting chance with an early third period goal, but even as they continually tried to test Sergei Bobrovsky , they couldn't solve the Blue Jackets' netminder, who ended the night with 30 saves. The Lightning's three shots in the first period were the fewest allowed in a period by the Blue Jackets in a home playoff...

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  • Tiger Woods wins Masters to claim first major in 11 years
Tiger Woods wins Masters to claim first major in 11 years

Paired together in the final round of last year's British Open, won by the Italian at Carnoustie, Woods will be hoping for a different outcome at Augusta National as he bids to end an 11-year major drought by claiming a fifth Green Jacket.

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  • Bottas, Vettel lead Chinese GP practice sessions
Bottas, Vettel lead Chinese GP practice sessions

During the race, Leclerc ignored a team order to stay behind Vettel . "I was just trying to follow the Ferrari in front of me and trying to be nice", said Verstappen . Leclerc dominated the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend but his Ferrari SF90 lost a cylinder during the closing stages, which was eventually traced to a never-before-seen short c...

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  • Liverpool's Klopp condemns 'disgusting' Salah abuse ahead of Chelsea clash
Liverpool's Klopp condemns 'disgusting' Salah abuse ahead of Chelsea clash

More importantly, those 28 goals are nearly half of the 57 goals that Chelsea have scored so far. xG90 + xA90 of 0.75 and a xGBuildUp90 of 0.34 indicate that when he is not scoring or creating goals , the Belgian is likely to get involved in goal buildup.

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  • Billy Vunipola 'man made for women' post puts England in spotlight
Billy Vunipola 'man made for women' post puts England in spotlight

I don't HATE anyone, neither do I think I'm flawless. I just think he's saying what he honestly believes. Rugby Australia and New South Wales Rugby Union held a private meeting with the full-back in Sydney on Friday, having previously been unable to contact him and said afterwards their position on the 30-year-old's future was unchanged.

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  • Series Price Odds & Predictions: The Magic Is In You, Raptors
Series Price Odds & Predictions: The Magic Is In You, Raptors

ET and hopefully Ibaka doesn't try to cook for Leonard during the playoffs because the last thing the team needs is Kawhi being unavailable with an "illness". Leonard won't be out there alone. Who will run the team? "I've learned a lot this year and it's been very educational for me". Both teams put on a late-season surge to get to where they a...

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  • Tiger Woods cops accidental slide tackle after miracle shot at US Masters
Tiger Woods cops accidental slide tackle after miracle shot at US Masters

Players were greeted by steady rain as play began on Friday but the skies cleared allowing over half of the 87-player field to complete their rounds before action was halted. Ian Poulter (71) and Jon Rahm (70) were a shot further back with Phil Mickelson (73) among those three off the pace on a congested leaderboard. On moving day at Augusta N...

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