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When you think about how much better these young players can get, and the Celtics have something with their bench that no one else in the National Basketball Association has. Given the lack of teams with the resources and desire to add a player with Smart's skill set, it seems unlikely he'd get the sort of offer that would make it prohibitive for the Celtics to bring him back.
  • Ivanka Trump Fumes over Serena Williams’ Seeding Situation

    Ivanka Trump Fumes over Serena Williams’ Seeding Situation

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    Three-time champion Serena Williams will make her eagerly-awaited return to Grand Slam tennis on Tuesday with a French Open first-round match against Kristyna Pliskova on Court Philippe Chatrier. 'Serena Williams is the only player in the past who has been like a thorn in her side, but she feels mentally superior to most of the other and she feels she can win against them all.
  • Warriors roar back to take West, setting up fourth finals against Cavs

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    After confirming about 90 minutes before tipoff that Paul would be unavailable, Houston had to settle, in the end, for giving Golden State an almighty scare - thanks largely to those narrow victories in Games 4 and 5 that obscured the fact they were outscored by 63 points during the course of the series.
  • Klopp laments Salah injury blow

    Klopp laments Salah injury blow

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    Both Salah and Carvajal will be hoping that their respective problems are not too serious, with the pair having been included in the squads of Egypt and Spain , respectively, ahead of World Cup 2018. He will stay in Liverpool and will have there the rehab period then will join the Egyptian team camp in Italy. Asked what Klopp said at half-time the Holland global added: "He said that it looked like we were devastated about Mo but we had to let it go and change because it could not change".
  • Jokanovic wants Fulham to spend after promotion triumph

    Jokanovic wants Fulham to spend after promotion triumph

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    The 30-year-old is looking to leave the Hammers this summer, however, some fans do not want to see him at Villa Park on a permanent deal if his display was anything to go by. It is viewed as the richest match in football , with this season's edition worth approximately £170 million to the winners. We need to be courageous, we need to make investment, we need to spend money to survive or to make a more important step.
  • Will Power wins 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500

    Will Power wins 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500

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    The 36-year-old retires as one of the most prominent women in the sport, even if she didn't always have the success on the track to equal her fame. Patrick described how the Indy 500 had helped make her 14-year career, saying: "It's an entire career, but what really launched it is this".
  • Cavaliers Kevin Love ruled out for Game 7 against Celtics

    Cavaliers Kevin Love ruled out for Game 7 against Celtics

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    After the game, Love admitted that it's a "toss-up" whether he'll be able to play in Game 7 or not, according to The Athletic's Jason Lloyd . He also missed a game at Charlotte on March 28 with a head injury. Although the team has yet to say that Love has entered into the league's concussion protocol , after he didn't come out of the locker room during the final three-and-a-half quarters and with what he told Lloyd, it seems as though that's exactly what he has, but it's all just ...
  • Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson questionable vs. Rockets for Game 5

    Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson questionable vs. Rockets for Game 5

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    The remarkable part is how Rozier, Tatum and Brown have rebounded from their respective struggles in the series, often making up the difference in the defensive end. He's a tremendous talker. "We just have to continue what we're doing". Kyrie Irving is the only Celtic who could make a claim to get a nod, but he only played in 60 games this season before his year was cut short by a knee injury.
  • Verstappen to learn from brutal lesson - Red Bull boss

    Verstappen to learn from brutal lesson - Red Bull boss

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    Drivers were lapping several seconds off the pace as they managed tyres to ensure they were able to do only one pit stop. "We were just cruising around from lap six, maybe", Hamilton said. He should have been competing for the front row today. Christian Horner admitted it was a bittersweet afternoon for Red Bull after Daniel Ricciardo clinched pole while Max Verstappen was forced to sit out the all-important qualifying session.
  • Mohamed Salah’s Champions League injury has brought Egypt to tears

    Mohamed Salah’s Champions League injury has brought Egypt to tears

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    Straight after a third successive Champions League title was secured, Cristiano Ronaldo was talking about Real Madrid in the past tense. Despite the odds, I'm confident that I'll be in Russian Federation to make you all proud. Ronaldo's deal with Real Madrid lasts through the summer of 2021. Clemence, who was in goal for Liverpool's first three European Cup wins including the 1-0 victory against Real in 1981, told BBC's Sportsweek programme: "He's made two horrendous errors at ...
  • How Bob Bradley helped Mohamed Salah on his ascent to global stardom

    How Bob Bradley helped Mohamed Salah on his ascent to global stardom

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    Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius thinks teammate Mohamed Salah has some way to go until he reaches the level of Cristiano Ronaldo , reports Sky Sports . After all, Ronaldo has won the prestigious prize on the back of helping Madrid to each of their recent European Cup triumphs, in 2014, 2016 and again past year.
  • National Basketball Association playoffs wrap: May 25

    National Basketball Association playoffs wrap: May 25

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    For the first time since 2012, James will find himself in an Eastern Conference playoff series elimination scenario that is not a Game 7. With 10:47 left in the second quarter and the Celtics up 17 points, Boston forward Marcus Morris and Cleveland's Larry Nance tangled, with Nance sent sprawling to the floor.
  • LeBron James flips elimination-game game on its head

    LeBron James flips elimination-game game on its head

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    The Celtics are 10-0 at TD Garden in the 2018 postseason. After losing by 30 in Game 3, they were competitive in Game 4, eventually losing by nine points. "It happens, " Lue said . "We wanted to play big a little more, but it was more to get two wings off the bench so that we could then rotate our wings with quick breaks around the timeouts if we could.
  • Should Serena Williams be seeded at French Open after maternity leave?

    Should Serena Williams be seeded at French Open after maternity leave?

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    Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova insisted today that the French Open was right not to hand Serena Williams a special seeding for the event. "But in my opinion it's good to protect the ranking when someone is giving birth". Stephens is more of a power player and often left frustrated on clay, even though her biography on the WTA's website says the dirt is her favourite surface.
  • Everyone’s Freaking Out About What Chris Paul Just Did

    Everyone’s Freaking Out About What Chris Paul Just Did

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    As a result of their Game 5 win, the Rockets have moved ahead of the Warriors in the series, 3-2. In Game 5, Stephen Curry (22 points), Klay Thompson (23 points) and Draymond Green (12 points) were all -9. The Rockets' playoff opponent, the Golden Warriors, have a unique nickname for their lineup. "So, going home Game 6, the way we played tonight, if we can repeat that, take care of turnovers, just stay mentally locked in on the details for 48 minutes, we know we can get a win".
  • Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks

    Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks

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    The Times said the agreement for Evegny "Gene" Freidman would allow him to avoid jail time and would have him work with prosecutors in both the state and federal investigations . Mueller III, who is leading the federal Russian Federation investigation, has also scrutinized Cohen's activities and business relationships. Cohen is a significant operator in the taxi business, owning a substantial number of taxi medallions, and was partners with Friedman for years.
  • No More National Anthem Kneeling in the NFL

    No More National Anthem Kneeling in the NFL

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    Trump said he objected to a provision in the new policy that will allow players to stay in the locker room while the song is played, but added: "Still, I think it's good". As a result, they chose to implement the rules saying that everyone needs to stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem . At an Alabama rally in September, Trump called players who kneeled a "son of a bitch" and encouraged fans to boycott games when the protests occurred.
  • Not interested in being best in history says footballer Lionel Messi

    Not interested in being best in history says footballer Lionel Messi

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    Messi has made 636 appearances for Barcelona during his long career at the club, scoring 552 goals and claiming 245 assists since making his debut in the Catalan derby in 2004. "Ronaldo stepped it up a notch on Tuesday with Real also giving a positive update on their official website, saying: "(Coach Zinedine) Zidane had full squad available for the first session of the week".
  • LeBron James named as one of three finalists for 2018 NBA MVP

    LeBron James named as one of three finalists for 2018 NBA MVP

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    Meanwhile, LeBron will be back on the floor with his Cavaliers teammates on Saturday for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena against the Boston Celtics , who lead the best-of-seven series 2-0. The winners of these awards will be revealed at the 2018 NBA Awards presented by Kia on Monday, June 25 at 9 p.m. ET on TNT. While Mitchell did average more points in the regular season, Simmons averaged more rebounds, assists, steals and played more effective defense than ...
  • Manchester United hold talks with Willian over switch

    Manchester United hold talks with Willian over switch

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    Manchester United , under Jose Mourinho , witnessed a major upsurge in terms of Premier League tally where they finished runners-up behind Manchester City but jumped up four places compared to their sixth-placed league finish last season.
  • With World Cup looming, Neymar admits he's scared

    With World Cup looming, Neymar admits he's scared

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    Having been sidelined since February, Neymar said he was slowly nearing a return. He added that "it is OK that he went the way he did, he won an important title here, he won the Champions League, won the Spanish league". Last summer's world record signing from Barcelona has not featured for PSG since, but is expected to be fit for his country's World Cup warm-up with Croatia on 3 June.