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That was certainly true Sunday as the Cubs played their longest game since August 15, 2006, at Houston. Aaron Hicks led off the top of the 18th with a bunt single and advanced to second when the ball was thrown away by catcher Willson Contreras .
  • Kyle Lowry says he's 'doubtful' to play Game 4 against Cavs

    Kyle Lowry says he's 'doubtful' to play Game 4 against Cavs

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    Cleveland won 10 straight to begin the playoffs a year ago, a streak that ended when Toronto beat the Cavs in Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Whatever the case may be, it's safe to say that Billups' career doesn't even come close to stacking up to James', so it maybe be in his best interest to hold back on his critiques of one of the greatest of all-time.
  • Isaiah Thomas scores 53 points as Boston's Playoff streak continues

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    Still, the Celtics have played far from their best basketball in the playoffs and they should expect to hear from the Wizards during this series. But the Celtics forced seven Wizards turnovers in the second period and made only one as Thomas scored 18 of Boston's first 36 points and the hosts pulled within 67-64 at half-time.
  • Fabregas condemns Boro as Chelsea close on title

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    In many ways this development is due to the unexpected defeat of Tottenham on the road, after which the difference between the clubs increased to 4 points, besides, Chelsea still have a game left. If they win both, that would give Spurs a ten-point deficit with three games remaining. It marked Fabregas's 10th assist of the season, making him the first to notch six Premier League seasons with at least 10 assists.
  • Pens D-man Daley out of Game 6 with injury

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    Carl Hagelin scored in the first for Pittsburgh . It's bad when a team like the Penguins, even though they have been outshot by a large margin already in this series, can only manufacture nine shots - nine shots ! - on Braden Holtby through 40 minutes of play.
  • Max Scherzer continues to boo Jayson Werth in Philadelphia

    Max Scherzer continues to boo Jayson Werth in Philadelphia

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    Matt Albers , who surrendered the eighth-inning homer to Altherr, the first batter he faced, remained in the game in the ninth. Treinen fanned Andres Blanco , but Galvis drove in the winning run with a liner to center. "My command was shaky", Hellickson said. Adam Lind , starting for Zimmerman, then skied a sacrifice fly to the warning track. As Werth rounded the bases on his solo home run in the first inning, the boos that he has come to expect in Philadelphia rained down from the stands - ...
  • Houston's Nene suffers season-ending thigh injury

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    It was the second-most 3-pointers made against the Spurs in any playoff game, exceeded only by the 22 the Rockets made in their Game 1 blowout win. "The Rockets medical staff is now reviewing treatment options", the team stated. Houston needs to be fully healthy to challenge the NBA's best team-without Nene , they'll be lacking a veteran who can bang in the paint and provide much-needed energy and presence.
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    The last time the Oilers faced elimination in a Game 6 was in the 2006 Stanley Cup Final, when they defeated Carolina 4-0. "We got to be remembered for the team that wins the series". "He's been a horse", said Zack Kassian . With Andrej Sekera (lower body) out for the series and the status of Oscar Klefbom (upper body) unclear for Wednesday, Edmonton's young or little-used defencemen played bigger roles Sunday.
  • Chelsea exceeded expectations to stave off Spurs - Conte

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    I think when you are used to winning with players who have won a lot, after last season with our bad form you lose confidence at important moments. Tottenham Hotspur are set for a lucrative post-season friendly in Hong Kong just after the Premier League season finishes according to a report from The Guardian.
  • 'Inspired' Eugenie Bouchard beats Maria Sharapova in WTA

    'Inspired' Eugenie Bouchard beats Maria Sharapova in WTA

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    The world number 60 admitted she was extra motivated to face her former idol and it showed with signs of the form she has lost over the past few years since reaching the Wimbledon final in 2014 in a bruising near three-hour contest. "I know what the drill is". The two exchanged a brief handshake after the match. Sharapova was adamant the hype surrounding the match-up didn't distract her and expected Bouchard to come out firing.
  • Ricciardo retires from Russian Grand Prix

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    Team Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas took a strong lead as he boosted off from the third place of the starting grid passing two Ferraris on the front line and with the half of the race completed he enjoyed nearly a four-second advantage over his closest rival Sebastian Vettel.