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They're already playing catch up with the Bucks and all Durant needed to do was zip his mouth for a few more seconds to give his team that lethal extra gear in the second half. The former MVP scored 10 points in his 14 first-half minutes, but the length and physicality of Giannis Antetokounmpo , along with the Bucks constantly throwing double teams his way, seemed to frustrate Durant.
  • WTA Miami: Sloane Stephens rallies to beat Victoria Azarenka, reaches Miami final

    WTA Miami: Sloane Stephens rallies to beat Victoria Azarenka, reaches Miami final

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    Stephens endured a torrid five-month losing streak following her shock triumph at Flushing Meadows a year ago, but since she snapped the run in Acapulco last month she has rediscovered her best tennis. American 13th seed Stephens has five career titles, while sixth seed Ostapenko has two heading into Saturday's final. Ostapenko, the French Open champion, overcame American qualifier Collins 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 in their semi-final.
  • Chasing the crown: Men's Basketball team seeks second NIT title

    Chasing the crown: Men's Basketball team seeks second NIT title

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    Penn State's road to the championship started by defeating Temple in the opening round and then beating Notre Dame and Marquette before facing Mississippi State in the semifinals. John Harrar had his most productive game of the season and sparked the Nittany Lions in the first half. Forward Lamar Stevens (11) celebrates after scoring during the NIT Championship game against Utah on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Madison Square Garden.
  • Darius Bazley Will Enter G League Directly From High School

    Darius Bazley Will Enter G League Directly From High School

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    In the one-and-done era of college basketball, this is the first time a player has ever gone from high school to the G-League. "Someone has to start the fire", Bazley said . "This is going to put me one step closer to doing so". Darius Bazley certainly has the confidence that National Basketball Association players need to believe in themselves, and as a future top-10 draft prospect, he could be in the National Basketball Association very soon.
  • New Zealand eye set for series win against England

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    However a bold eighth-wicket stand between Jonny Bairstow and Mark Wood of 95 revived England's fortunes. England captain Joe Root insisted coach Trevor Bayliss remains the "right man" for the job ahead of the second Test against New Zealand , and challenged his team to prove it.
  • Over and Back: Celebrating NBA MVP runners-up

    Over and Back: Celebrating NBA MVP runners-up

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    And the Cavaliers aim to keep the good times rolling when they return home to face off against the New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks on Friday and Sunday, respectively. Kemba Walker scored 21 points and Dwight Howard added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets, who had a four-game winning streak snapped. Walker had to grab a towel to wipe away tears after breaking the record.
  • Shohei Ohtani in Angels' lineup vs. A's on Opening Day in Oakland

    Shohei Ohtani in Angels' lineup vs. A's on Opening Day in Oakland

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    Japanese player Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels got a hit in his first at-bat in Major League Baseball. The Angels selected the contract of pitcher/DH Shohei Ohtani and added him to the 40-man and 25-man roster. "Of course, in a flawless world, I would've like to have faced more major league hitters, but it's more than that", he said Saturday through his translator.
  • Trump reacts to North Korea leader's surprise visit to China President

    Trump reacts to North Korea leader's surprise visit to China President

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    Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan held a welcoming banquet for Kim and his wife Ri Sol Ju and watched an art performance together, the report said . The state media confirmed the visit only after Kim had returned to North Korea. The outlet added that Xi said China's goal is "denuclearization of the peninsula, safeguarding peace and stability" there, and "solving problems through dialogue and consultation".
  • Ticket refunds available for 'Canelo' Alvarez-GGG rematch

    Ticket refunds available for 'Canelo' Alvarez-GGG rematch

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    Alvarez was temporarily suspended by the NAC earlier this month after urine samples taken February 17 and February 20 tested positive for trace amounts of clenbuterol, a substance that helps increase lean muscle mass and reduce body fat through anabolic properties.
  • Five Red Sox takes: Chris Sale shines in Opening Day defeat

    Five Red Sox takes: Chris Sale shines in Opening Day defeat

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    Tampa Bay took advantage of four walks in the eighth to come back. J.D. Martinez drew a leadoff walk, Xander Bogaerts smoked a double off the wall in left and Rafael Devers chopped a grounder to the left side that brought in the season's first run, making it 1-0.
  • 'Remarkable' Wenger still hungry for success, says Bould

    'Remarkable' Wenger still hungry for success, says Bould

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    Former defender Bould insists the Gunners need a win in the Premier League so much they can not afford to rest players despite the Europa League quarter-final with CSKA Moscow looming next week. Arsenal will have one eye on Thursday's visit of CSKA Moscow in the Europa League quarter-finals but Jack Wilshere could be involved despite missing both England internationals due to a minor knee complaint.
  • Steelers' Ryan Shazier Ruled Out For 2018 Season After Spinal Injury

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    Remember, this was a guy who was just able to begin walking again, which means there's zero reason why he needs to try and get himself back on the field in 2018. Shazier suffered a serious spinal injury in his team's Week 13 game against the Cincinnati Bengals , not only ending his season but also casting serious doubt on his ability to ever play again.
  • Arsene Wenger Remains 'Hungry And Determined' - Steve Bould

    Arsene Wenger Remains 'Hungry And Determined' - Steve Bould

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    But even Europa League success will still be deemed by some as not enough to keep Wenger in the dugout. Bould was deputising for Wenger this morning at the manager's usual weekly press conference amid a throat infection that has caused him to lose his voice, and was glowing in assessing the Frenchman's work.
  • Xavier boys' track team looks for better finish

    Xavier boys' track team looks for better finish

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    Head coach Dan Hansen said he's excited for the upcoming season. Seniors Noah Gjermo, Nate Siewert and Nick Vander Grinten bring some experience in the state's largest meet to this year's team after Siewert went to state last year for hurdles, and as part of the boys' 400m relay.
  • Miles Bridges Declares for 2018 NBA Draft

    Miles Bridges Declares for 2018 NBA Draft

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    Bagley is still a consensus top 5-6 draft pick - where millions of guaranteed dollars await . "First off I want to thank Jesus for putting me here and allowing me to show my gifts that he has given me", Bagley wrote. Only three other players in Division I also averaged at least 20 points and 10 rebounds. "He's ready. I can only see great things happening for him".
  • Lillard drops 41, Blazers top Pelicans

    Lillard drops 41, Blazers top Pelicans

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    The sharp-shooting New Orleans offense ranks fifth in the National Basketball Association in that metric at 0.539, while the top-notch Portland defense is ranked fifth in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.504). The Trail Blazers rank fourth in rebounds per game (45.4) while the Pelicans rank 25th in rebounds allowed per game (45.4). The Pelicans rank 28th in second chance points allowed per game (13.6).
  • Australia ban Smith, Warner after ball-tampering scandal

    Australia ban Smith, Warner after ball-tampering scandal

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    The Australian opener was at the centre of the ball tampering scandal after being caught on camera attempting to alter the condition of the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town . "Not a second has gone by since last Saturday evening where I haven't wished to turn back time and do the right thing during the lunch break". The final test in Johannesburg starts on Friday.
  • Mourinho calls crisis meeting, Pogba to be dropped claim, Umtiti decision

    Mourinho calls crisis meeting, Pogba to be dropped claim, Umtiti decision

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    According to the same story, Manchester United are ready to set a £14m asking price for Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind, while the Red Devils want £27m for Ander Herrera and £28m for Luke Shaw . Mourinho's men crashed out of the Champions League to Sevilla before the worldwide break and the side's 2-0 win against Brighton to book their place in the FA Cup semi-finals was overshadowed by criticism of Luke Shaw .
  • Teary-eyed Lehmann tenders resignation as Australia coach

    Teary-eyed Lehmann tenders resignation as Australia coach

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    Lehmann has accepted things must change in the wake of the ball tampering scandal . Australian cricket is now in a state of turmoil following the bans of captain Steve Smith , vice-captain David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft after the three players were found guilty of using sandpaper to tamper with the ball during the third Test in Cape Town .
  • Woman files protective order against ex-TCU QB Trevone Boykin

    Woman files protective order against ex-TCU QB Trevone Boykin

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    Bailey said she had been in a relationship with Boykin since their high school days in Mesquite, and was at his home in Mansfield when they argued over a text message he wanted to see on her phone. Bailey told Reece this week that Boykin had attacked her in the auto, causing the accident, but she covered for him at the time to save his National Football League career.
  • Miami Open Masters 2018: Early Scores and Results from Wednesday

    Miami Open Masters 2018: Early Scores and Results from Wednesday

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    Following her strongest run of the season so far, the Latvian will be full of confidence for her semifinal clash against either eighth seed Venus Williams or qualifier Danielle Collins . Ostapenko, seeded sixth in Florida, had largely struggled heading into this tournament, picking up just four wins on the WTA Tour in 2018, though continued her impressive form in Miami to knock out Svitolina.
  • Australian coach Darren Lehmann to resign after ball-tampering scandal

    Australian coach Darren Lehmann to resign after ball-tampering scandal

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    Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann says he will quit the post in the wake of the ball-tampering saga. It's a stain on the game we all love and I have loved since I was a boy. The financial cost for the players is also growing with sporting goods company ASICS ending its relationship with Warner and Bancroft . Things have gone spiraling down for the Kangaroos since Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera tampering the ball during the third Test.
  • Andy Murray to play in Dutch grass-court tournament in June

    Andy Murray to play in Dutch grass-court tournament in June

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    Murray has not competed on the tour since hobbling out of the quarter-finals of Wimbledon against Sam Querrey past year but he is booked in for action between 11-17 June for the ATP 250 event. But his competitive return is not expected to come on clay, the most demanding surface to play on. The 30-year-old, who missed the entire second half of the 2017 season due to a hip issue, eventually was forced to undergo a surgery on his hip this past January.
  • Aaron Judge Feels 'No Pressure' in 2nd Season Amid High Expectations

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    In addition to players, they were able to imprint the Yankees logo and a logo of Yankee Stadium. Judge, who has been rocking Adidas gear throughout spring training , smashed a rookie-record 52 home runs for the Yanks last season and was named the American League Rookie of the Year.
  • VAR leaving players, fans in the dark: Eng striker Vardy

    VAR leaving players, fans in the dark: Eng striker Vardy

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    Replays of the incident show that the Burnley centre-back stepped on the foot of his opponent, although Southgate believed the decision to be incredibly harsh. He said: "In terms of the last four games, we have played four of the biggest football countries in the world and we have been competitive in every game and our patterns of play have become clearer to everybody".
  • Barcelona coach Valverde downplays Messi injury concerns

    Barcelona coach Valverde downplays Messi injury concerns

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    Messi was ruled out of both his country's worldwide friendlies with Italy and Spain with a slight hamstring and whilst tests were done on Thursday morning - the Argentine did take part in the first part of Ernesto Valverde's training session on Thursday.
  • LeBron James vs Michael Jordan

    LeBron James vs Michael Jordan

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    Ironically, Jordan's 866-game streak began in 1986 after a night when he tallied eight points in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers . Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James goes up to dunk against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
  • Steve Nash, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd Among 2018 Hall of Fame Class

    Steve Nash, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd Among 2018 Hall of Fame Class

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    The Class of 2018 will officially be announced Saturday night at the Final Four in San Antonio. A 10-time NBA All-Star and five-time All-NBA First-team selection, Kidd has his No. Nash played 18 total seasons for the Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers and has the ninth-best career 3-point field goal percentage of all time (.428).
  • Mets legend Rusty Staub dead at 73

    Mets legend Rusty Staub dead at 73

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    He succumbed to multiple organ failure at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, the New York Daily News reported . His red hair, which had already gotten him dubbed "Rusty" would combine with his 6'2 stature to earn another affectionate nickname - 'Le Grand Orange'.
  • Ball-tampering row: Cricket Australia loses major sponsor over 'conspiracy' to cheat

    Ball-tampering row: Cricket Australia loses major sponsor over 'conspiracy' to cheat

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    Bancroft was banned for nine months for his part, while captain Steve Smith also received a one-year ban, even though he was described in the report of only being aware of the plan. LG Electronics has also confirmed it will not renew its partnership with David Warner in the final weeks of their sponsorship contract. Williamson and the NZ team was obliquely drawn into the controversy this week when Australia coach Darren Lehmann , exonerated of any part in planning or attempting to change ...
  • Warner apologises for tampering scandal

    Warner apologises for tampering scandal

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    As well as their year-bans from worldwide cricket, Smith, 28, and Bancroft, 25, have been suspended from captaining Australia for at least the next two years. The two other things is anytime you think about making a questionable decision, think about who you are affecting, you are affecting your parents. "You will hear from me in a dew days".
  • Australia coach Lehmann to quit after South Africa test

    Australia coach Lehmann to quit after South Africa test

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    Smith said as the captain of the Australian team, he had to "take full responsibility". There was a failure of leadership, of my leadership. How the world reactedMICHAEL VAUGHAN, former England captain " Steve Smith I think is a good guy who made a huge mistake".
  • Bancroft to 'regret' ball-tampering scandal 'for the rest of my life'

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    It was a failure of leadership", Smith said before breaking down in tears. If any good is to come from this it can be a lesson for others and I hope I can be a force for change. "I need to take a deep breath and spend time with family, friends and trusted advisers". "I panicked in that situation. It is going to be a really long road, especially for myself to earn that respect back, but for me, that's the important thing".
  • Smith breaks down in tampering presser

    Smith breaks down in tampering presser

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    Smith held a press conference after reaching Australia and broke down in tears. Smith and Warner were banned for 12 months from worldwide and domestic cricket, while Bancroft received a nine-month suspension, for using sandpaper to try to alter the condition of the ball in the third Test against South Africa at Newlands on Saturday.
  • Ball-Tampering scandal: Something I will regret forever, says Cameron Bancroft

    Ball-Tampering scandal: Something I will regret forever, says Cameron Bancroft

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    The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) said there were a number of "glaring and clear anomalies" in the process leading up to the bans for Smith, Warner and Bancroft. "It's devastating and I'm truly sorry". "It's a stain on the game we all love and I have loved since I was a boy". After opening with an apology to his teammates and cricket fans, Smith reiterated his love for a game whose image has been tarnished under his leadership.
  • Spain hit six as Argentina miss Messi

    Spain hit six as Argentina miss Messi

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    Isco scored in the 27th, 52nd and 74th minutes to claim centre stage, a role he seems born for. Messi had been expected to return after missing Friday's 2-0 win over Italy in Manchester because of an abductor muscle injury. Gonzalo Higuain could have opened the scoring inside the first ten minutes of the game but he failed to convert from close-range. "In the second half we didn't have balance or solidity and we were all at sea".