• Easy choice: Browns CB Haden wants Garrett with No. 1 pick
Easy choice: Browns CB Haden wants Garrett with No. 1 pick

The Cleveland Browns now own the number one pick, and Cleveland taking a quarterback could be a possibility. "This is me making 107 picks - three full rounds - based on what's best for each team at that slot". As a run defender, he may never get to the level of a Von Miller or a Khalil Mack, but he can affect the quarterback and his improvement...

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  • Harden's triple-double helps Rockets over Wolves 123-118
Harden's triple-double helps Rockets over Wolves 123-118

The Rockets drilled four 3-pointers to open the second half, seizing a 72-67 lead they would not relent. The last NBA Player to do that? "I just go out when my name is called", he said. He broke a record. Why shouldn't he be the MVP? Ultimately, though, I think Pops steers the ship to another first-round victory. It's the first postseason...

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  • Flames swept by Ducks falling Wednesday night 3-1
Flames swept by Ducks falling Wednesday night 3-1

Anaheim Ducks players celebrate after defeating the Calgary Flames 3-1 in Game 4 in a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Calgary , Alberta. The Canadian brass also reached out to Sean Monahan, but he declined due to upcoming surgery on his wrist. The Flames players spoke Tuesday about playing the gam...

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  • Isaiah Thomas Grieving NBA star thanks Celtics fans for support
Isaiah Thomas Grieving NBA star thanks Celtics fans for support

Tomorrow night, the No. 8 seed Chicago Bulls will tip off game three of their seven-game series against the No. 1 seeded Boston Celtics. Like the rest of his teammates and coaches, Wade expects the Celtics to come out fighting during Game 3 on Friday night at the United Center.

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  • The woman who broke marathon's gender barrier
The woman who broke marathon's gender barrier

With a number of runners attempting the infamous race, there were sure to be a few who needed a little motivation, so onlookers tried their best to provide it whenever possible. Keflezighi finished 13th overall with a time of two hours, 17 minutes, and one second. If I quit, I'd never run Boston . All four ladies said it would be an honor to run...

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  • Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder
Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder

While James Harden had a great season and deserves a shot at the MVP, Russell Westbrook took a team who lost Kevin Durant to free agency into a playoff caliber squad, all while rewriting the record books in the process. Houston was 5 of 9 from behind the arc in the fourth. It started with Roberson, and when Harden beat him off the dribble, Steve...

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  • Kevin Durant won't play for Warriors in Game 2 of playoffs
Kevin Durant won't play for Warriors in Game 2 of playoffs

Golden State is the best team in the league this is an absolute fact. But defense has been at the root of their rise from irrelevancy to perennial contention in the past half-decade. But the Blazers did nothing to make the Warriors pay for the hubris of sitting Durant. Patrick McCaw, in a spot start for Durant, slid with Lillard and spiked his layu...

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  • Milwaukee Bucks blow out Toronto Raptors for 2-1 series lead
Milwaukee Bucks blow out Toronto Raptors for 2-1 series lead

The coach said he made his players aware of it and wants them to push the envelope themselves. Dwane Casey went a little deeper into the rotation, playing Delon Wright and Jakob Poeltl, and the young guys gave the team solid minutes. Kidd is not afraid of mixing it up and trying out different combinations, it's just that those are not always to tea...

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  • Celtics Coach: If Smart made a gesture, 'it's unacceptable'
Celtics Coach: If Smart made a gesture, 'it's unacceptable'

I don't think the Bulls will sweep the Celtics , despite their overwhelming superiority in Game Two. The truth of the matter is when Rondo, Butler and Wade are playing at their best , and [Nikola] Mirotic hits jump shots and guys off the bench can score, like [Bobby] Portis, the Celtics have a real matchup problem.

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  • Champions League | Ronaldo hat trick puts Real into semis
Champions League | Ronaldo hat trick puts Real into semis

He also netted 15 in the competition and one in a qualifier for Manchester United prior to moving to the Spanish capital in 2009. A fourth on the break from substitute Marco Asensio in the 112th minute ensured Real would reach their seventh successive Champions League semi-final.

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  • Westbrook vs Harden the highlight when NBA playoffs open
Westbrook vs Harden the highlight when NBA playoffs open

Beyond the stats that underscored their success against Oklahoma City, the Houston Rockets showcased that for all the dynamism Thunder guard Russell Westbrook possesses, his individual brilliance isn't always a corollary for victories. JOHN YANG: When you were in Oklahoma City with Westbrook the other day, you charted The chant, "MVP". OSCAR ...

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  • Hawks' Millsap ready to match Morris, Wiz with 'MMA' style
Hawks' Millsap ready to match Morris, Wiz with 'MMA' style

John Wall went off against the Atlanta Hawks. Young of the Boston Celtics is the only player of the seven to reach the playoffs who most likely won't see too much playing time . The Hawks will try everything at their disposal to avoid repeating that worst-case scenario. The bench played well. Basically, Wall was a Wizard with the ball in ...

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  • Jazz center Gobert to miss game two with Clippers
Jazz center Gobert to miss game two with Clippers

But for much of the night, a double-digit lead seemed tenuous and laced with trepidation. The series is now 2-0 in favor of the Bulls with two games in Chicago this weekend, and if the Bulls have their way, it'll be the last time they see green T-shirts, the last time they see the 17 championship banners and countless retired numbers in the raf...

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  • Raptors forward Serge Ibaka game-time decision for Game 2 vs
Raptors forward Serge Ibaka game-time decision for Game 2 vs

Kyle Lowry has finished with an effective field goal percentage below 40 in 17 of his 32 career playoff games. Turns out they know a thing or two. Part of that was a coaching change from the more defensively focused Frank Vogel to Nate McMillan, but part of it was personnel - when the Pacers were an elite defense they had a good defender in Geo...

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  • First-Time Boston Marathoners Emerge Victorious
First-Time Boston Marathoners Emerge Victorious

She eventually triumphed by 59 seconds over Kenyan-born Bahraini Rose Chelimo. But using her left hand, a hand that now carries her late mother's engagement ring, the exchanges went off without a hitch. She ran well in the Houston Half Marathon and the Prague Half Marathon, and has been getting much pre-race attention. "I just felt blessed having...

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  • Canadiens, Penguins, Blues all win
Canadiens, Penguins, Blues all win

Later in the period, the Rangers would once again turn the puck over, and Alexander Radulov would make them pay with the Canadiens' third goal of the game. "We're definitely fighting it a bit, to say the least", NY captain Ryan McDonagh said. We played with a lot of confidence. According to the NHL, Plekanec's tally was the latest playoff gam...

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  • Thunder's Westbrook focused on playoffs, not historic season
Thunder's Westbrook focused on playoffs, not historic season

While Harden is their de facto playmaker, the Houston Rockets have the luxury of playing Patrick Beverley alongside. And, is still the most valuable in the entire league. A tremendous weapon on the perimeter. Most consecutive games with 10-plus 3-pointers made (27). In 80 starts this season, he averaged 11.3 points and 7.7 rebounds.

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  • NBA Playoff Betting Preview: Warriors, Cavaliers lead way on odds
NBA Playoff Betting Preview: Warriors, Cavaliers lead way on odds

Make no mistake: Everyone is chasing Golden State. Will someone be able to knock the Cleveland Cavaliers off the pedestal in the Eastern Conference in this year's playoffs? As a team, the Warriors led the National Basketball Association in field goal percentage for the third consecutive season, and improved upon last year's mark by.008 percen...

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  • LeBron, Cavs escape with 109-108 win over Pacers in Game 1
LeBron, Cavs escape with 109-108 win over Pacers in Game 1

Lowry may still be working his way back from the wrist injury that caused him to miss 21 games in the second half of the season, but he'll need to figure out his issues quick, because he missed plenty of good looks in Game 1 . However, the Bucks have a commodity that is anything but pedestrian. Antetokounmpo is a 6-foot-11 poster child for the...

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  • Sharks beat Oilers 3-2 in overtime in Game 1
Sharks beat Oilers 3-2 in overtime in Game 1

Couture's mouth and teeth were smashed in late March by an errant puck, but he returned Wednesday with a full-face cage. San Jose escaped a poor start against the Oilers on Wednesday as Edmonton took its foot off the gas played a sloppy second half of the game, taking seven minor penalties to the Sharks' four.

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  • Bruins Come Back to Win First Game of Playoffs
Bruins Come Back to Win First Game of Playoffs

In 2016-17, the Senators had a negative goal differentail. Moreover, they won two of their three games against the Columbus Blue Jackets. To me, it was the only glaring and notable hole in Ottawa's opening game, and if that's the case, there's still some real opportunity to survive and advance.

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  • 'Itty Bitty' guard big in Bulldogs lore after UConn shocker
'Itty Bitty' guard big in Bulldogs lore after UConn shocker

A'ja Wilson, at 6-foot-5, had 15 points and nine rebounds in the SEC Championship. Even with the usual team leader center senior Alaina Coates out with an ankle injury, SC has had consistency amongst the perimeter with guards Kaela Davis and Tyasha Harris.

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  • Raptors prep for playoffs, beat
Raptors prep for playoffs, beat "resting" Cavaliers 98-83

Higher-seeded teams who win the first two games are also 40-111 SU in Game 3 (on the road) during that span. The Pacers clinched the No. 7 seed with a rout of the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday. Paul George is averaging 23.7 points and 6.6 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 15.3 points and 7.8 assists. But there was little about the game ...

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  • Harden gets 21st triple-double, leads Rockets past Kings
Harden gets 21st triple-double, leads Rockets past Kings

Since the All-Star break, James Harden is shooting just 32% on threes while firing up 9.5 of them per game. He scored nine points and made his first three 3-pointers during a 13-minute stint in a 114-109 home loss to the Detroit Pistons on Friday in his return from a six-game absence.

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  • Arsene Wenger's Words After Arsenal's Shocking Defeat to Crystal Palace
Arsene Wenger's Words After Arsenal's Shocking Defeat to Crystal Palace

Arsenal , meanwhile, did not have a single shot on target in the second half. Wenger, 67, has qualified for Europe's elite competition in each of his last 19 seasons at the club, but as his contract as manager enters its final few months and uncertainty surrounding his future persists, his team have rarely convinced.

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