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Can achieve greater success with Liverpool, says Philippe Coutinho dismissing transfer talks

The Reds secured fourth place in the Premier League on the final day of the season with their 3-0 defeat of Middlesbrough , pipping Arsenal by one point. Personally, I'm exhausted of feeling like a bag of nerves before any game with a sniff of significance and if Klopp does nothing else this summer, he must bring some kind of certainty to his team.

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Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics

Game 4 takes place in Boston on Thursday . Kevin Love added 17 points and a career playoff-high 17 rebounds for Cleveland. "As we all know, a 10-point lead at halftime is nothing, especially against those guys". LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers defends against Jae Crowder . It's an indication that despite still being in a dire 3-1 hole, the resolve inside Boston's locker room remains strong.

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Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win

When you're in the trade deadline and you're talking about trading picks, it's 1-4 or possibly 5 if Brooklyn starts winning games and so forth. In today's National Basketball Association, picks are very valuable. He has two years remaining on his rookie deal, which makes him way cheaper than any starter in free agency. Kevin Durant added 16 points and Draymond Green had 13 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks.

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South Africa wins toss, opts to field in 1st ODI

It showed the value of England's long batting line up and squashed any suggestions that Jonny Bairstow will bat at number seven for England in the Champions Trophy. 'But he was able to come back on with the green light [to bowl]'. Morgan's faith was rewarded at Headingley after Moeen walked out to bat with England stuttering slightly at 198 for five.

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LeBron struggles, exchanges words with fan after Game 3 loss

Even when they got good shots, they couldn't finish them, which needs to happen for a team with championship aspirations. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) looks to drive against Boston Celtics' Jae Crowder (99) during the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Cleveland .

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NHL Ducks, Penguins win to advance to conference finals

That's not exactly how it happened , though. That's what ultimately matters. In the rematch, the Ducks hope to show the Predators what they learned last spring. It was the second goal of the series for the rookie forward, who was the most valuable player in the NCAA tournament a year ago while leading the University of North Dakota to the championship.

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Curry leads Warriors to third straight series sweep

San Antonio had a double-digit lead at the time Leonard exited in the third quarter of the series opener. The game started as well as it could possibly have for the Warriors. But after the shell-shocked effort in Game 2 , the Spurs played with great heart and energy. The over/under points total was set at 218 points as of this report.

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Destiny 2 delayed for PC

At launch, there will be the usual strikes , PvP and raid modes. And Guided Clans will help players find a group for a one-off raid adventures. In Destiny 2 players will answer this call, embarking on a fresh story filled with new destinations around our solar system to explore, and an expansive amount of activities to discover.

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Bayern Munich bid farewell to Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso & Philipp Lahm

Video: Alonso completely messes up Lahm beer showerWhat's your fondest memory of Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm? Bayern , clinching a record fifth-straight title with three games to spare, will want to end the season on a high against sixth-placed Freiburg who are one of the Europa League contenders.

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Ducks eager for rematch with Rinne's Predators in West final

The Ducks took the Predators to overtime Friday night, but the visitors managed to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven games in the Western Conference Final. "Nashville was the fresher team early but I liked the way we got back into the game after the first period". Their bottom six looked quite good in Game 1, and that even goes for oft-maligned winger Cody McLeod.

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Boston creamed: Cavs back home after demolishing Celtics

A loss on Friday would also leave the Celtics with the formidable proposition of having to win four out of five games to take the Eastern Conference Finals - a almost impossible duty against the Cavaliers that since LeBron James returned to Cleveland in 2014-15 season has a 33-4 postseason record against the Eastern Conference teams.

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Ronaldo puts Real on course

The game had little significance for either side, with United guaranteed to finish in sixth place and Southampton now in eighth place and unable to finish any higher. However, Michel, who oversaw a surprise 2-0 win over Barca last month, has promised to treat the game like any other. However, having lost just three league games all season it would be a huge shock if 11th-placed Malaga denied Madrid at the final hurdle.

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Warriors take 2-0 series lead

The Golden State Warriors extended their undefeated postseason streak to ten games Tuesday night when they defeated the San Antonio Spurs by a score of 136-100. The Spurs can't afford to fall into a 3-0 series deficit, so with their backs now against the wall, I'm backing the Spurs to come out fighting and pull out the upset at home.

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Skipper Smith praises Pune bowlers

But, credit should go to the captains and the players for the way they have turned the tables in their favor. Their key bowlers leaked over 200 runs in the last home game. Faf Du Plessis, who would have been a good option at this point, has also left to join up with the South Africa squad along with Imran Tahir, who like Stokes, has been vital to the RPS cause in IPL 2017.

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Ronaldo is just more than scoring goals - Zidane

Madrid's final game is at Malaga. And while Barca seem to have to play well to win matches and especially titles, Madrid showed again on Saturday that their speciality is grinding out results with ruthless performances. After Nacho Fernandez had given Madrid a controversial 10th-minute lead with a quickly-taken free-kick, Ronaldo reached the milestone with a simple tap-in to make it 2-0 in the 23rd minute.

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Preds outlast Blues to take 3-1 series lead

Defenseman Joel Edmundson gave St. Louis hope with his third goal of the playoffs on a one-timer from the left circle at 16:11. He owned the game, scoring his first playoff goal for the team and assisting in two more for the Preds, proving that that trading for him to help their playoff chances is definitely paying off.

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Rafael Nadal sets up semi-final clash with Novak Djokovic in Madrid

Djokovic holds one of the weakest of his seasons in the last 10 years. Former No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal set up a mouthwatering semifinal on Friday in Madrid when Nadal stared down David Goffin 7-6 (3), 6-2, and Djokovic received a walkover from a wrist-hobbled Kei Nishikori .

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Ducks' reward for Game 7 win is date with Rinne and Preds

The Nashville Predators hit California Thursday afternoon only hours after learning their opponent in the Western Conference Final. The Ducks won their first game seven after losing home deciders the last four seasons in a row. We were willing to come out and perform. The Oilers are a much improved team. The first round of these Stanley Cup Playoffs showed that the regular season meant absolutely nothing.

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Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7, 115-105

Bradley Beal got 38 points for the Wizards but their campaign comes to a disappointing end. The Wizards bench defensive rotations were sad, which helped Olynyk get clean looks. He rattled home an open three to start the run and made winning plays all over the floor to keep it rolling. "I could have gotten past ( Markieff) Morris , probably".

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Lewis Hamilton WINS Spanish Grand Prix after epic battle with Sebastian Vettel

The contest saw some great overtakes and manoeuvres, a spectacle the Formula 1 fan has been looking forward to in this new era in the sport. Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas was right behind them but in the tight pack came into contact with the Ferrari of Kimi Räikkönen.

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Zuccarello leads Rangers to 4-1 win over Senators in Game 3

The all-star defenceman, who is playing with two hairline fractures in his left heel, fell awkwardly late in the second period. Karlsson finished with just 14:54 of ice time . Ottawa forward Bobby Ryan , who left in the third period with a lower-body injury, is expected to play. Teams that win Game 5 when a series is tied 2-2 have gone on to win 78.7 per cent of the time , according to the Elias Sports Bureau, including a ideal 3-0 in 2017.

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Spurs fans will absolutely love this stirring montage of White Hart Lane

Spurs are now planning for life at Wembley Stadium for the next season and look to make the transitional process as easy as possible, by keeping their best players in North London. "We wanted to put in a similar performance to the one against Spurs but it wasn't to be", West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said. Chairman Daniel Levy U-turned on previous suggestions Tottenham's spending would decrease in the coming years - much like rival Arsenal's did after they moved to The Emirates Stadium ...

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Swansea City's players took great delight in Crystal Palace's victory over Hull

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha, left and Hull City's Andrea Ranocchia battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Hull City , at Selhurst Park, London, Sunday May 14, 2017 . "It's not a good moment". Here, Press Association Sport looks at five things we learned in the Premier League this weekend. Since winning their first two Premier League meetings with Hull in 2013/14, Palace have failed to win any of their last three (D1 L2).

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Higuain fires Juventus to victory at Monaco

Higuain, all jokes aside, took his goals brilliantly", he said. With numerous young Rouges et Blancs outfit having no experience with the pressure of a title run in, PSG know that they can put the pressure back on Monaco tomorrow with a victory at home to Bastia, now at the bottom of the table.

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Capitals overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7

We took a deep breath and we kind of regrouped ourselves and said, 'Let's go after it in Game 5.' And it took until the third period of Game 5 to get going and get rewarded for it. "I think our room is real strong". The taste of the 2009 Game 7 at home against the Penguins is still lingering in the throats of Capitals fans. Similarly, Kuznetsov has tallied two goals and three assists in three wins this series and only two goals in three losses.

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James scores 35, Cavs take 3-0 lead with 115-94 victory

But when it was winning time, the Cavaliers quickly put an end to the Raptors' resistance in Game 3 . Instead, DeRozan had 36 points through three quarters, and the Cavs were ahead by two going to the fourth. As it happened, that was the second alcohol-related moment in this series for James, who apparently feels about as threatened by the Raptors as a bouncer does by a cocktail fork.

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Concussion spotter couldn't pull Crosby for hitting boards

What the Penguins need to do if they want to take the next step in becoming the first Stanley Cup champion in almost 20 years to repeat is pretty clear. What Pittsburgh should not be concerned about is playing in a Game 7. He's picked up an assist in each of the last two games, but we're still waiting for the Rocket Richard Trophy winner's offensive explosion.

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Bradley steps up as Celtics move ahead

All five of the Boston starters got in the scoring column and they had the fastbreak points in their favor 15-0. Thomas knew it was their turn to have that kind of a performance. are very risky. That's why having Al Horford on the floor and in the locker room is so important. However, a big reason why the offense was so good was because of the defense.

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Spurs overcome Leonard injury, Harden to beat Rockets in OT

The main concern for the Spurs , however, is the extent of Leonard's injury. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich hopes he will not have to find out. Green said on his Dray Day podcast he doesn't respect former Gonzaga player Olynyk and thinks the Celtics' 7-footer is a dirty player.

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Maroon on the other side of a Game 7

The 2017 Edmonton Oilers are so damn good that attempts to award victories to their second-round opponent in the playoffs has triggered the radar of fans in markets where the Oilers aren't even well liked. Ovechkin and crew can't get it done and maybe it's time for a culture change in Washington . On the other side, the Eastern Conference finals matchup is set, with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators battling for their conference's spot in the Stanley Cup Finals.