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The Warriors became the first team in league history to open the playoffs 12-0, which provides them with a week of rest prior to their third straight finals appearance. Lee, Pau Gasol and Dewayne Dedmon all have player options while Patty Mills and Jonathon Simmons are unrestricted free agents. Again, the Spurs were without MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard due to an ankle injury aggravated in game one of the series.
  • Cavs' Kevin Love: 'I Don't Feel Like We're Underdogs'

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    While the Warriors led the league with 67 wins this season and are 27-1 in their past 28 games - including a flawless 12-0 in the Western Conference playoffs - Cleveland is fully awake after seeming sleepy at times in the regular season.
  • Muguruza downs Schiavone to reach second round

    Muguruza downs Schiavone to reach second round

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    And Muguruza conceded that she was not sure how she would perform until she stepped out on to the court against Schiavone. The fourth seed will meet Estonia's Anett Kontaveit for a place in round three. "It was really hard physically, but I found my best level on important points", Djokovic said. I mean, also previous year this was not the best weeks for me.
  • Kiwis win thriller on Swede penalty in America's Cup trials

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    The two showed initial wariness of each other, with Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor ever, getting the advantage at the start and the early lead. They face off again in the opening race of the second round robin on Tuesday. But returning to Land Rover BAR's first race against pre-race race favourites Artemis Racing, Ainslie's crew dominated.
  • Penguins believe they can be better, break down tight-checking Senators defense

    Penguins believe they can be better, break down tight-checking Senators defense

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    The Pittsburgh Penguins survived a grueling seven-game second-round series with the Washington Capitals and get to host the Ottawa Senators as big favorites for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final on Saturday. The Penguins didn't lack for opportunities to jump on the Senators but four first-period power plays - including 45 seconds of a 5-on-3 - went nowhere.
  • Real Madrid bank on new record

    Real Madrid bank on new record

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    In 2015, Juventus played against Real Madrid in the semifinals and knocked them out of the tournament, so why not to do it now again when Juventus have become even stronger? If Juventus are victorious Alves will also join a more exclusive list of 18 players to have won the European Cup / Champions League with more one that club.
  • Scott Dixon escapes injury in spectacular Indy 500 crash

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    The race was eventually taken out by Takuma Sato , who fought off a challenge from Helio Castroneves to become the first Japanese driver to win the Indy 500. "I'm just bummed for the team, man". "I let Hunter-Reay go, tried to tuck in behind him but he pushed me out in the marbles. To say that I'm upset would be an understatement".
  • Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll arrested for DWI

    Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll arrested for DWI

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    He refused to do a breathalyzer at jail and was charged with misdemeanor DWI. A Cowboys official said, "We are aware of the situation and are gathering information at this time". He was working with the Cowboys' first-team defense during organized team activities. With the big losses in the Dallas secondary, Carroll could be in line for a starting spot at cornerback next season.
  • Basebrawl! Harper, Strickland punch away, Nats-Giants fight

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    Before the fight got any worse between Harper and Strickland, the benches cleared and all hell broke loose. Neither man responded responsibly to the situation, which had little bearing on the Nationals' eventual 3-0 win. Morse is also a former Nationals teammate of Harper's. Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and Manager Dusty Baker pulled him from the mix, not willing to let one of the game's brightest stars suffer an injury for the sake of something so silly.
  • Angels' Mike Trout Thumb Injury Diagnosed as Ligament Tear; Surgery an Option

    Angels' Mike Trout Thumb Injury Diagnosed as Ligament Tear; Surgery an Option

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    Star outfielder Mike Trout will miss time after being diagnosed with a torn ligament in his left thumb, Angels general manager Billy Eppler said before the team took on the Braves. He slashed.315/.441/.550 with 29 home runs and 100 RBI a year ago on his way to the American League MVP and has followed that up with a.337/.461/.742 slash line and 16 homers in 47 games in 2017.
  • Kvitova makes winning return to tennis

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    Kerber, who ended Serena Williams' stay atop the WTA rankings past year, was gone from Roland Garros by lunchtime on Day 1, putting up little resistance while being beaten 6-2, 6-2 by 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation.