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No funeral date is set, but Stevens said the Celtics plan to attend. Stevens, however, stressed that all plans are up to Thomas. Smith had cancer and his condition had worsened. An emotional Isaiah Thomas finished with a game-high 33 points, along with six rebounds and six assists. Retired All-Star Kevin Garnett said he thinks Thomas will be better for having gone through this.
  • New England Patriots extend offer sheet to Buffalo Bills' RFA Mike Gillislee

    New England Patriots extend offer sheet to Buffalo Bills' RFA Mike Gillislee

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    The Bills placed an original-round tender on Gillislee worth $1.797 million, meaning the Patriots would send a fifth-round pick to the Bills if Buffalo declines to match. As Rapoport added , the way the Patriots frontloaded the contract will make it hard for the Bills to match it, which is exactly what the Patriots did to land Hogan past year.
  • Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib won't be suspended for shooting incident

    Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib won't be suspended for shooting incident

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    Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post confirmed the news. After months of review, the Dallas Police Department determined that Talib had shot himself. The league, however, has concluded that Talib's behavior, which left two stitches in his leg last June, constituted as conduct detrimental to the NFL.
  • Legend says Tottenham is better than Chelsea; predicts Wembley victory for Spurs

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    No one was more annoyed by all this tactical nonsense than Diego Costa - the Spaniard appeared to be losing the ball on objective so he could get back to spending time in Marcos Rojo's pocket. The Blues are still in a strong position but they are now feeling the hot breath of Spurs on their neck. We need to realise it is not over, we need to realise there are points to play for, and we have to dig in.
  • Clay Buchholz Undergoes Surgery on Forearm Injury, out 4-6 Months

    Clay Buchholz Undergoes Surgery on Forearm Injury, out 4-6 Months

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    He consulted Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion early this week and ultimately opted for surgery to correct the issue. Per Meghan Montemurro of the News Journal , Buchholz's surgery repaired a torn flexor tendon in his right forearm, and he has an estimated recovery time of four to six months.
  • Sharks' Thornton, Couture game-time decision

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    That's what's going to happen. A playoff series can get away from you fast, particularly after burning home games. "When you don't have the puck you're not going to get many shots on goal". After jumping ahead to a 2-0 lead, the Sharks adjusted and ran the Oilers out of their own building for the remainder of the game, out-chancing the home team 29-10, including 15-4 from the inner slot.
  • National Basketball Association roundup: Cavaliers hang on to take 2-0 lead

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    If things don't go a little better in Game 2 tonight at 7 at The Q, it's entirely possible Cleveland could head to in for Game 3 tied 1-1 in the best-of-seven series. Cleveland also has 12 straight playoff wins vs. "We won the fourth quarter which we needed to do to close this game out", George said. The Cavaliers are hoping to continue their winning ways after escaping with a 109-108 victory in Game 1.
  • Leicester are underdogs against Atletico, says Fuchs

    Leicester are underdogs against Atletico, says Fuchs

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    Leicester have upset the odds many times over the last few seasons. The game will kick-off on Wednesday morning at 4:45am. Yohan Benalouane, who has been deputising for Morgan, came off due to cramp during Saturday's 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace, but Shakespeare said he had trained without any problems on Monday.
  • Liverpool's Mané out for season & doubts over Coutinho for Stoke clash

    Liverpool's Mané out for season & doubts over Coutinho for Stoke clash

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    Liverpool's medical staff were hoping they could avoid an operation but the decision has been taken to write off the forward's campaign and get him fit again for pre-season. "He feels good, he is on a good way, but the problem with this is it is kind of a shooting muscle - one you use mainly if you shoot". Watch West Brom v Liverpool on Sunday April 16.
  • Inciarte makes SunTrust Park list of firsts his own

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    Atlanta won its third straight following a five-game losing streak, including its first two games at SunTrust Park. United States Navy fighter jets fly over SunTrust. Freddie Freeman led the way heading into the weekend with 13 hits and seven runs, while Nick Markakis had logged 10 hits, five runs and five RBI in that span.
  • Lewis Hamilton vows to come out fighting in next race

    Lewis Hamilton vows to come out fighting in next race

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    Hamilton was beaten into second place in the Bahrain Grand Prix as Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel took his second win in three races this season. To compound matters, Hamilton received a five-second penalty for his slow run in the pit lane. Hamilton was hit with a five-second time penalty for impeding Daniel Ricciardo in the pit lane and this saw Mercedes change its strategy and keep its star driver out for longer before making a final stop which clearly meant that Hamilton would go after Vettel ...
  • Man Utd leave dent in Chelsea's Premier League title hopes

    Man Utd leave dent in Chelsea's Premier League title hopes

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    Such a result would propel Conte's men into next Tuesday's Premier League game at home to Southampton with renewed confidence and the knowledge they could deliver a second psychological blow by pulling seven points clear of their closest challengers with a win 24 hours before Spurs make the hard trip to Palace.