• Harden, James top All-NBA team; George, Hayward shut out
Harden, James top All-NBA team; George, Hayward shut out

IN was seemingly dealt a major blow Thursday in terms of its chances of signing George to a long-term deal. The Pacers could have offered George the richest contract in National Basketball Association history - and add up to five years and approximately $210 million to his contract, according to ESPN .com - if he made one of the three teams ....

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  • Hamilton denies Vettel in Spanish GP thriller
Hamilton denies Vettel in Spanish GP thriller

Next up is one of the crown jewels of the F1 circuit, the Monaco Grand Prix, in two weeks. Vettel leads the points and either he or Hamilton will look for their second Spanish Grand Prix wins, while if Bottas turns in another start like he did in Russian Federation, he could well extend that streak of variety to 11 drivers in 11 years.

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  • White Hart Lane redevelopment begins hours after last Tottenham Hotspur match
White Hart Lane redevelopment begins hours after last Tottenham Hotspur match

After 118 years, Spurs will leave the old ground for a brand new stadium in the same location, after a year of playing their home games at Wembley. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy handed over the keys to White Hart Lane on Monday after Spurs defeated Manchester United in the final game at the ground.

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  • Jaskin, Schwartz score as Blues beat Predators 2-1
Jaskin, Schwartz score as Blues beat Predators 2-1

St. Louis Blues was in a must win game 6 against a streaky hot Nashville Predators team with their season on the line, the Blues needed to win to force a game 7. "There were some times where we got around the net and some pucks just kind of squirted by". A 7-0 lead isn't quite as easy to blow as a 3-0 one, for sure, but the Oilers deserve just ...

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  • Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7, 115-105
Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7, 115-105

Washington got just 5 points from their bench, compared to 48 from the Celtics' second unit. The top-seeded Celtics host the National Basketball Association champs in Games 1 and 2 Wednesday and Friday nights. The Celtics and Wizards managed to find a way to keep things interesting, mostly by keeping things weird. In Game 7, Thomas did...

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  • 3 reasons the heavily-favored Cavaliers shouldn't overlook the Celtics
3 reasons the heavily-favored Cavaliers shouldn't overlook the Celtics

The Boston Celtics finally got the job done as they won their series decider with the Washington Wizards to advance to the National Basketball Association play-off conference finals. As the quarter progressed, the Celtics seemed a bit anxious; they got whatever shots they wanted early, but only went 3 for 12 from behind the arc before halftime.

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  • Warriors' Iguodala to have MRI on sore knee
Warriors' Iguodala to have MRI on sore knee

Iguodala was limited to just 10 minutes off the bench for the Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. According to the Vertical's Shams Charania, there is no structural damage to his sore left knee. But he's more important to Golden State's game plan against the Cavs than he is against the Spurs, as evidenced by his 2015 Finals MVP h...

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  • Aussie cricketers threaten strike over pay dispute
Aussie cricketers threaten strike over pay dispute

Australian cricketers will do "what it takes" to maintain their revenue-sharing model, with the prospect of an Ashes lockout gathering momentum amid stagnant pay talks. That was described as "laughable" by Warner. "It doesn't make business sense for Cricket Australia", he said. If it came down to them wanting us to stay, you would stay.

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  • I'd have been sacked at 'big club', says Man City boss Guardiola
I'd have been sacked at 'big club', says Man City boss Guardiola

Pablo Zabaleta's final home match as a Manchester City player is set to be an emotional occasion, with video montages, tributes, and a post-match presentation commemorating one of the most important figures in the club's recent history. "But when we played against those teams, the gap was not too big and we are going to shorten it next season". '...

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  • Phil Kessel hilariously rants on Penguins bench shift after shift
Phil Kessel hilariously rants on Penguins bench shift after shift

The Penguins stayed on the attack despite some heavy hitting in their attacking zone by Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf , whose thunderous check on Bryan Rust coming through the middle with the puck at 4:58 of the first period knocked the Penguins forward out of the game.

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  • Colin Kaepernick drawing interest from Seattle Seahawks
Colin Kaepernick drawing interest from Seattle Seahawks

We have (salary) cap and roster issues we still have got to make sure that we manage properly. You have an owner who spends and gives back to the homeless. Three teams reportedly called sociologist Dr. Harry Edwards to inquire if Kaepernick could play and wanted to play. When I read that people don't know if Colin wants to play football ...

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  • Piece of broken bat gets stuck in Wrigley Field netting
Piece of broken bat gets stuck in Wrigley Field netting

He allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out three and walking a pair. He permitted just one baserunner and no hits over his final three innings. Schwarber, who is showing signs of breaking out of his season-long slump, hit a long home run during batting practice that appeared to damage the Budweiser sign that sits on top of the scoreboar...

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  • Holmes, Stanley share lead at Players Championship
Holmes, Stanley share lead at Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. And McIlroy then revealed he would have an MRI scan on Monday to determine the extent of his own back problem, with the world number two admitting the "most important thing" is to be fit for June's US Open. He felt he had no choice but to find a gap in the top of the trees and go for the green. "I dropped it into the worst...

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  • Rockies salvage split with 9-6 win over Dodgers
Rockies salvage split with 9-6 win over Dodgers

A home run streak returned to Coors Field, just in time for the Rockies to secure a lead over the Dodgers and cap a long run in LoDo - and just in time for a season-long 10-game road fling starting Tuesday in Minnesota. Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Greg Holland , left, is congratulated by catcher Dustin Garneau after retiring Los Angeles Do...

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  • Yankees tee off on Jason Vargas in 11-7 romp over Royals
Yankees tee off on Jason Vargas in 11-7 romp over Royals

The Royals lefthander departed after four innings with a far different number after the Yankees bruised and battered him in an 11-7 victory in front of 22,899 at Kauffman Stadium. The inning included Headley and Gregorius run-producing singles. The duo, along with Frank Thomas and Pete Rose are coming off a win at the Sports Emmys last week, wh...

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  • Bryan Rust gets, well, Phaneuf'd via huge hit
Bryan Rust gets, well, Phaneuf'd via huge hit

Sullivan said if Streit plays, he will use him on the power play. That would allow Streit to take Schultz's place on the power play. "It's a big challenge obviously, I haven't played in a while", Streit said. "I missed a lot of time previous year, so not where I wanted to be, but I'm excited with the progress that we've made in the last week". ...

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  • Young breaks tie in 13th, Red Sox rally past Cardinals 5-4
Young breaks tie in 13th, Red Sox rally past Cardinals 5-4

He has hit five home runs since after having produced just two in his first 26 contests. Trevor Rosenthal suffered his first blown lead. Jackie Bradley Jr. "There were not a lot of opportunities", Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "They came in throwing the ball well out of the bullpen and we just couldn't put hits on top of each other".

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  • Indians' Carrasco leaves game with pectoral tightness
Indians' Carrasco leaves game with pectoral tightness

Salazar is paid by the Indians so they had no complaints about the nine strikeouts. The Indians are now 19-17 and now a game back of the division leading Twins. The right-hander allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings and left with Cleveland ahead 7-4. In the sixth inning, Indians fans saw a rarity: Edwin Encarnacion swinging the bat with authority...

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  • Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta hospitalized after taking pitch to face
Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta hospitalized after taking pitch to face

The Diamondbacks placed catcher Chris Iannetta on the seven-day concussion disabled list Sunday as he recovers from taking a pitch to the nose and mouth Friday. Arizona tied the score in the eighth inning on four walks, three issued by Daniel Hudson and one issued by Wade LeBlanc on a 3-2 pitch to Jeff Mathis that forced in the tying run.

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  • Bobby Ryan lifts Senators past Penguins in OT in Game 1
Bobby Ryan lifts Senators past Penguins in OT in Game 1

The Penguins came out with their most lackluster effort of the postseason. Pittsburgh had 5:50 of power-play time in the first period, including 45 seconds of five-on-three play, but it was Ottawa that scored first. "No one's picking us for sure", Ottawa forward Clarke MacArthur said. The moment came with just less than 7 minutes remain...

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