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James and Irving have a case to make regarding a need for rest, given that they played just under 47 minutes and 45 minutes, respectively, in a 126-125 overtime loss Sunday to the Hawks. The Miami Heat are in a dogfight with the Chicago Bulls for the #8 seed in the East. When you factor in the tiebreakers, the Heat (39-41) essentially trail the Chicago Bulls (39-41) and the Indiana Pacers (40-40) by one game each in the chase for a playoff berth.
  • Justin Verlander cruises through seven innings in Tigers' win

    Justin Verlander cruises through seven innings in Tigers' win

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    We know how people feel. The Comerica Park crowd groaned when Ausmus went to the mound with two outs in the seventh to visit Verlander. Sale struck out 10 in his second start with the team. Verlander's battle level was on overdrive. Farrell insisted Sale was pitching around him. He threw fifty-three fastballs throughout the game, many of them in the 94-95 mile per hour range.
  • Mesut Ozil opens up about Arsenal's top-four hopes

    Mesut Ozil opens up about Arsenal's top-four hopes

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    He is very important. Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny's knee injury is not as serious as previously suspected but the Frenchman will still not feature against Crystal Palace on Monday night. 'When you look at our squad, it's not as broad as Bayern (Munich)'s or Real Madrid's. In the Champions League, that's not sufficient, particularly against large teams, since they will have more width within their squad.
  • Thunder 110, Bucks 79

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    The fans at Chesapeake Energy Arena began to shout "MVP" - Most Valuable Player - during the stoppage. "It's a special night I definitely won't ever forget", Westbrook said. By halftime, Westbrook was just two rebounds and two dimes shy of history; he already had 12 points despite missing five of his nine attempts, and the Thunder were up big on the Bucks, 63-39.
  • Record-setting Coutinho promises more goals to come for Liverpool

    Record-setting Coutinho promises more goals to come for Liverpool

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    But two second-half goals from Brazilian substitutes Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho saw Liverpool seal an 18th league win of the season. "The only thing we think is about building a line-up for Stoke - and that's a real challenge today, actually - and how we can be as strong as possible there and win the game".
  • Move Over Oscar Robertson: Russell Westbrook Just Made NBA History

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    Though Denver's story ends before a stunned Pepsi Center, this night, this moment, belongs to Russell Westbrook . The Timberwolves' defense, an issue all season, couldn't handle Oklahoma City's secondary players. "I continue to think 'Why not?' and continue to strive to be the best that I can be". Westbrook is now leading the league in scoring as well. JAMES Harden sounded off on where he stands in a heated debate for the NBA MVP award between him and Russell Westbrook , saying ...
  • 10th edition of IPL starts today at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium

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    Referring to Bangladesh left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman, who is away on national duty, Warner said he hoped the former would join the team for the Mumbai game (April 12 in Mumbai). "More than the playing part, it's the travel that makes it hard". They create suspense, it's very hard to pick at night. "We have to back certain players in given situations sometimes with high risk even".
  • Sergio Garcia sees success beyond Masters

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    Here's how long it took a few other players you may have heard of to claim their first major championship win as a professional. But in the past, I would have started going at my caddie 'why doesn't it go through and whatever?' But I was like, well, if that's what is supposed to happen, let it happen.
  • Cavs rest LeBron, finish collapse with 98-83 loss to Raptors

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    But the Cavs still had plenty of time to work, and four good shooters on the floor between Deron Williams, Kyle Korver, J.R. Smith and Channing Frye. CLIPPERS 125 bt ROCKETS 96 - Chris Paul scored 19 points and Blake Griffin added 18 as Los Angeles routed Houston to remain tied with Utah in the race for the No.4 playoff seed.
  • Real's attacking trio out to reignite spark against Bayern

    Real's attacking trio out to reignite spark against Bayern

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    Ancelotti added: "I like him very much and I am very happy with how he is working and of course had a fantastic quality as a player". Led by Mbappé and Radamel Falcao, Monaco is one of the highest scoring clubs in Europe this season - they top the Ligue 1 table with 88 goals.