• LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan as Cavaliers reach National Basketball Association finals again
LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan as Cavaliers reach National Basketball Association finals again

If you don't want to rile up friends and relatives over the long weekend, you might also steer clear of the James-Jordan comparison. Boston lost All-Star Isaiah Thomas for the remainder of the postseason to a hip injury in Game 2, forcing coach Brad Stevens to shuffle his lineup and rotations in Games 3 and 4.

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  • James says Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness
James says Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

And there will be reminders of the Halloween party that James threw for the Cavaliers last fall, with "3-1 Lead" - a nod to what the Warriors lost in last year's Finals - prominently displayed on the drum set. Golden State already is the first team to begin a postseason 12-0, and the Warriors would love to go unbeaten the entire way - as daunti...

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  • Cavs Beat Celtics As LeBron James Tops NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring List
Cavs Beat Celtics As LeBron James Tops NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring List

After the game, James told reporters that he was honored to pass Jordan, who was his childhood idol. Twitter congratulation posts poured in - including one from Magic Johnson. At the end of the day , it's so amusing that the conversation is always talked about in the National Basketball Association about who is the greatest but it's never ta...

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  • Alexander Gustafsson Blasts Jon Jones After Big Win
Alexander Gustafsson Blasts Jon Jones After Big Win

He was able to pick apart the veteran Brazilian over five rounds before finally securing the stoppage. Gustafsson celebrated the win by proposing to his girlfriend, Moa Antonia Johansson. A lovely moment at the end of a fantastic event, congratulations to Mr (and soon to be Mrs!) Gustafsson who will now be looking to get himself back into the discu...

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  • The Simpsons' 'Homer at the Bat' episode goes to HOF
The Simpsons' 'Homer at the Bat' episode goes to HOF

In return, a special Simpsons exhibit has been set up at the Hall of Fame, including an original VHS copy of the episode, along with a script that's been autographed by the cast and crew of the show. It was the first time any show had ever beaten " The Cosby Show " in its Thursday night time slot, and it's even helped save a life or two. "It ...

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  • LeGarrette Blount leaves Patriots for one-year deal with Eagles
LeGarrette Blount leaves Patriots for one-year deal with Eagles

Blount , 30, comes to the Eagles from the New England, where he rushed for 1,161 yards and a league-high 18 touchdowns for the Super Bowl champion Patriots last season. He then rejoined the Patriots and regained his promising form, finishing out the 2014 season there and settling into a prominent role in New England over the next two seasons.

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  • LeBron James tops Michael Jordan as all-time playoffs scoring leader
LeBron James tops Michael Jordan as all-time playoffs scoring leader

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will square off in the NBA Finals for the third straight year in a series that felt like a foregone conclusion pretty much all season. Tyronn Lue's side has been in impeccable form throughout these playoffs, boasting a 12-1 record as they look to claim back-to-back National Basketball Assoc...

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  • (Colo)-Rockies Stormed Out, Rescheduled As Thurs Doubleheader
(Colo)-Rockies Stormed Out, Rescheduled As Thurs Doubleheader

A split doubleheader will be played on Thursday, with the first game scheduled to start at 12:10 and the second to start at 6:10. Chatwood, in fact, was erratic, but give him credit for hanging tough, allowing two runs in five innings, despite walking five and throwing 105 pitches, just 54 for strikes.

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  • Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win FA Cup
Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win FA Cup

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has described the criticism he has had this season as "a disgrace" he will "never forget". However, he refused to let the heat of the moment rush him into an announcement, reiterating that a decision will be made on Tuesday or Wednesday.

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  • Juan Mata 'proud' to win Europa League for people of Manchester
Juan Mata 'proud' to win Europa League for people of Manchester

If Souness was wrong about the standard of United's football (as the result demonstrated, long-ball tactics are not the preserve of bad teams), he was a tad more accurate about its effect on the viewer. Peter Bosz's men had sparkled in this competition on their way to the final, playing in a manner the coach describes as the " Ajax way" - pre...

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  • Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery
Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery

More than that, the game James stars in today has evolved into essentially a different sport than the one Jordan dominated. Kelly Olynyk another. Marcus Smart stepped into the starting lineup, and rookie Jaylen Brown helped out from the bench.

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  • England's Ben Stokes fit to play in 2nd ODI against Proteas
England's Ben Stokes fit to play in 2nd ODI against Proteas

Stokes limped out of England's 72-run victory in the opening match with the Proteas on Wednesday due to a knee injury. Having survived that most inauspicious of starts, Stokes joined Morgan in rebuilding the England innings and was in full flow by the time his captain fell for 45 at the end of a 95-run stand.

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  • Conte's cup curse continues after Chelsea loses FA Cup final
Conte's cup curse continues after Chelsea loses FA Cup final

They were that rampant, and the actual champions that ragged. Arsenal took the lead from start in '5mins in what looked like a controversial offside, but on replay it shows clearly that Ramsey who seems to be on the offside was not interfering with play.

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  • Former MotoGP champion Hayden hospitalised after being hit by vehicle
Former MotoGP champion Hayden hospitalised after being hit by vehicle

The Owensboro native now races for the Red Bull Honda Superbike Team in the Superbike World Championship circuit. Italian media quoted the hospital as saying on Wednesday evening that Hayden had suffered a cerebral edema and lower body fractures and surgery had not been possible immediately.

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  • Penguins beat Senators to reach Stanley Cup Final
Penguins beat Senators to reach Stanley Cup Final

Crosby sent a soft backhand pass from the right faceoff circle to Kunitz and for a moment, it seemed like old times . "If you believe that you can win, there's always a chance". It wasn't until 5:09 into the second overtime that Chris Kunitz finally ended it, sending Ottawa's Stanley Cup dreams down the river and giving Pittsburgh a chance t...

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  • Jose Mourinho celebrates with son after Europa League win
Jose Mourinho celebrates with son after Europa League win

So I'll just wait". The England global has enjoyed a successful and trophy laden career at Manchester United , winning five Premier League titles, one Champion's League , one Europa League , one FA Cup and four League Cups . It's understood the 31-year-old is owed around £12.5m in wages and bonuses over the remaining year left on his contra...

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  • All eyes on Alonso in a wide-open Indianapolis 500 field
All eyes on Alonso in a wide-open Indianapolis 500 field

He was followed on the speed chart by six Honda-powered cars, including two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso . "The hardest part is the race and everything that can happen in such an event: learn how to manage traffic, the little tricks for overtaking, using your car's performance, when, why", he said.

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  • Leonard to miss Game 4 with Spurs on brink of elimination
Leonard to miss Game 4 with Spurs on brink of elimination

Durant added 29 points and 12 rebounds as the Warriors - champions in 2015 - reached the Finals for a third year in succession. From the opening tip, the Spurs unleashed their own offensive attack on the Warriors and built a 23 point lead at one point in the first half.

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  • Cavs postpone thought of Warriors, 'stress'
Cavs postpone thought of Warriors, 'stress'

James briefly celebrated breaking the record by raising his right index finger to signal No. 1 as he headed down the court while the game continued. It will be James' seventh straight trip to The Finals and eighth overall. "I went when I was 23 years old, and it felt like the Western Conference Finals was nearly like the championship". I started ...

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  • Brewers' Anderson no-hits Diamiondbacks through 6 innings
Brewers' Anderson no-hits Diamiondbacks through 6 innings

Jesus Aguilar homered and Domingo Santana added a run-scoring single in the sixth to drop Greinke to 16-3 all-time at Miller Park. T.J. McFarland (2-0), who pitched a scoreless ninth, got the win. Braun aggravated a left calf strain that had landed him on the disabled list earlier this month. He had gone 14 innings without allowing a run and w...

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  • Si Woo Kim becomes youngest victor of Players Championship
Si Woo Kim becomes youngest victor of Players Championship

Kim was almost flawless Sunday on the TPC Sawgrass, closing with a 3-under 69 with no bogeys on his card for a three-shot victory in golf's biggest tournament this side of the major championships. His round was helped by an albatross on the par-5 16th hole. "I had a good week, I played nicely, but I wasn't spot-on today, but happy with a second...

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  • Aaron Ramsey header hands Gunners FA Cup glory
Aaron Ramsey header hands Gunners FA Cup glory

It could have so easily been three and done by around the 20 minute mark for Arsenal , with Mesut Ozil denied by a last-gasp clearance from Gary Cahill and Danny Welbeck seeing his header hit the post, with Aaron Ramsey then unable to get the right contact to guide the rebound into the back of the net.

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  • Clippers see Spurs as serious threat to land Chris Paul
Clippers see Spurs as serious threat to land Chris Paul

Could Paul be tempted to join forces with Kawhi Leonard , Gregg Popovich and LaMarcus Aldridge to challenge Golden State Warriors' dominance in the West? The biggest factor in all of this is whether Paul is willing to give up a large chunk of money to look elsewhere to end his career.

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  • LeBron James defers on Warriors thoughts: 'It's too stressful'
LeBron James defers on Warriors thoughts: 'It's too stressful'

Cleveland won by one on Christmas Day, Golden State prevailed by 35 on January 16. Golden State already is the first team to begin a postseason 12-0, and the Warriors would love to go unbeaten the entire way - as daunting of a challenge as it would be to do so against King James and Co.

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  • Stuart McCall
Stuart McCall "numb" after Bradford City beaten in League One playoff final

AN 85TH-MINUTE strike from veteran striker Steve Morison shattered Bradford City's Championship dream as their exile from the second tier extended into another season. I was close to clocking a couple - that's not sour grapes. Phil Parkinson, McCall's predecessor, inspired Bradford's initial revival through the Football League, guiding them t...

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  • Errol Spence Breaks Down KO Title Win, Talks Future
Errol Spence Breaks Down KO Title Win, Talks Future

The 31-year-old is known for his ability to making quick work of his opponents with his strong combinations. He's coming off the first loss of his career in September when he moved up two weight classes to middleweight and lost to unified champion Gennady Golovkin by fifth-round TKO.

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  • Harrop Scores Beauty On Dream Debut
Harrop Scores Beauty On Dream Debut

With his side's chances of finishing any higher than sixth already over before the match Mourinho made no secret of his intention to focus on the Europa League final on Wednesday, with his side taking on Ajax in Stockholm . But with a Europa League final still to be played, United could still qualify for next season's Champions League if t...

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  • Ander Herrera states his prediction for Man United v Ajax
Ander Herrera states his prediction for Man United v Ajax

As much as United crave a second trophy to add to their League Cup success in February , the Europa League final also offers their only remaining route into next season's Champions League after finishing a distant sixth in the Premier League .

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  • Armed police guarding FA Cup final after Manchester bomb
Armed police guarding FA Cup final after Manchester bomb

The Gunners put Chelsea under pressure but never opened up much of a lead. Half time . The whistle sounds after an entertaining first half, particularly for those of a red persuasion. It seemed like they had found their footing. 57 Back level on the caution front, as Victor Moses goes in the book for hauling down Danny Welbeck as the Arsen...

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  • Dodt leads BMW PGA Championship by 1 shot after 3rd round
Dodt leads BMW PGA Championship by 1 shot after 3rd round

On another hot day at Wentworth , in which the players had to combat winds of up to 20mph, Jamieson held his nerve after a jittery bogey-par-double bogey run. "It's going to be tough out there", he admitted. Certainly, the two Irishmen will hope their bad day, so to speak, has been dispatched and that they can yet impact at the business end of...

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