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James also shook off his shaky start to rebound from a 11-point display in Sunday's game-three loss. "It's the Eastern Conference finals ", Smith said. But doubt is back for Cleveland , and the goal is to make sure Game 3 wasn't a preview of things to come. As the 32-year-old was walking from the locker room to the interview podium, he was heckled by a fan in a nearby lounge reserved for courtside ticket-holders, causing James to quickly turn around.
  • Newcastle and Brighton Given Permission to Talk to Chelsea Striker Tammy Abraham

    Newcastle and Brighton Given Permission to Talk to Chelsea Striker Tammy Abraham

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    Chelsea last summer turned down the chance to sign Brazilian 20-year-old striker Gabigol because of how highly they rate Abraham and the fact they want to give him the best possible chance to succeed. A one-season loan at Brighton or Newcastle in the Premier League, with the promise of starting regularly, is seen as flawless preparation for Abraham.
  • Bears to sign WR Cruz

    Bears to sign WR Cruz

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    Victor Cruz says the Giants danced him right out of MetLife Stadium. "I feel like we've done a great job so far, but it will only continue to grow as we go through these OTAs practices, into camp and into the season". The Chicago Bears have one of the worst receiving units in the National Football League, but it's getting a bit of a boost from Victor Cruz. In 2011, Cruz put up 1,536 yards on 82 receptions with nine touchdowns.
  • ATP Madrid quarterfinal preview: Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori

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    The number eight seed beat the 20-year-old in the last men's quarter-final match of the day 6-1 6-4. However, after parting ways with his coaching team, the world number two has looked rejuvenated and determined to hit peak form. On the women's side, third-seeded Simona Halep of Romania reached the semifinals by beating Coco Vandeweghe of the US 6-1, 6-1 in less than an hour.
  • The Celtics Pulled Off the NBA Upset of the Year

    The Celtics Pulled Off the NBA Upset of the Year

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    With his esteemed teammate in foul trouble during the first half , Irving had to step up in game four and James said it came as no surprise. Isaiah was forced to guard someone relevant against the Washington Wizards, facing a lethal backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal, and Wall and Beal went off in the series.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins even Eastern Conference final with victory in Game 4

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    Winning breeds confidence. So while Washington is staring down another potential year where they came up short, blowing a 3-1 series lead might not affect Pittsburgh as much. "(The Senators are) expecting a big pushback from them. What we do know is that both coaches - Pittsburgh's Sullivan and Ottawa's Guy Boucher - have become nearly obsessive in talking about the first 10 minutes of a game, nearly as though everything beyond that is already decided.
  • Manchester terror attack probe widens as USA leaks grate

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    These are not the kind of words ever really used about Britain's closest ally. "This damage is even greater when it involves unauthorised disclosure of potential evidence in the middle of a major counter terrorism investigation", he added.
  • Tottenham extend AIA shirt sponsorship deal through 2022

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    However, when speaking at a news conference in Hong Kong, Levy moved to put a number of Spurs fans' minds at ease by revealing the Pochettino won't be tempted by interest from overseas as the 45-year-old "loves the club". Spurs remain in talks with various companies about selling the naming rights for their new 61,000-seater stadium, which will cost around £800m. Daniel Levy has reiterated that manager Mauricio Pochettino will be going nowhere this summer, as he "loves" Tottenham ...
  • Man Utd Seal Emotional Europa Win

    Man Utd Seal Emotional Europa Win

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    Pogba turned in one of his most complete performances in a United shirt, Ander Herrera played a captain's knock at the base of midfield, Marouane Fellaini was a man mountain at times, and the defensive pairing of Chris Smalling and Daley Blind dealt admirably with everything thrown at them.
  • Maria Sharapova to play Wimbledon qualifiers rather than requesting wildcard

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    Sharapova's first round win in Rome meant her ranking, now 211, will have improved enough to gain a place by right in the Wimbledon qualifying tournament held the week before the tournament, which start on July 3. Sharapova said on her website. On Thursday, Sharapova, who won the Birmingham event in 2004 and 2005, expressed her gratitude. Much debate has surrounded Sharapova over whether she should be given wildcards to competitions following her return.
  • Tyronn Lue Says Celtics Offense Harder Than Warriors to Defend for Cavaliers

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    With James in foul trouble , Irving stayed on the floor despite rolling his left ankle in the third quarter, when he scored 19 points in less than five minutes. He had only been called for four fouls in a playoff game three times over the last two years. The fourth came when he was whistled for an offensive foul against Terry Rozier with 6:46 to play and Boston ahead by 10 points.
  • Kevin Durant 'Sorry' for Telling Fans to Turn Off Boring Games

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    The Golden State Warriors are NBA Finals bound for the third straight season after last night's Game 4 victory over the Spurs , making them the first team in NBA history to start the post-season 12-0. Lee, Pau Gasol and Dewayne Dedmon all have player options while Patty Mills and Jonathon Simmons are unrestricted free agents. That response wasn't received well, especially coming from the mouth of a superstar player.