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Celtics don’t want to be surprised by playoff intensity in Cleveland

The Boston Celtics know they haven’t played well away from TD Garden this postseason, but they’re not overly concerned about those road woes as they prepare to head to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics are 9-0 at home this postseason but just 1-4 on the road, their […]

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Could Ring of Honor be coming in November for Jason Witten?

In his new job as analyst for ESPN’s Monday Night Football, Witten will make his AT&T Stadium TV debut on Nov. 5 against the Tennessee Titans. Considering the welcome home the Cowboys gave to Tony Romo last fall when he called his first Cowboys game for CBS against the Kansas City Chiefs, with a banner […]

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Cowboys hope Dak Prescott can cash in big after success in ’18

Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones prepares as if he can see the future. As the person in charge of the salary cap, Jones must take a multiyear view of the Cowboys’ roster, the money tied to players and the type of money that should be set aside for the future. Enter Dak Prescott.cheap […]

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Lightning desperate to fix problems down 0-2 to Capitals

Jon Cooper walked into the locker room and didn’t get the sense Lightning players were down in the dumps about losing the first two games of the Eastern Conference final. ”It was more kind of like an anger of like we want to get back – like let’s get Game 3 going here,” Tampa Bay’s […]

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Marchessault-led Golden Knights top Jets 3-1 in Game 2

Jonathan Marchessault scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 30 shots, lifting the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-1 series-evening win over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference final. Kyle Connor scored midway through the third period to pull Winnipeg within a goal. Marchessault restored the two-goal lead 1:28 […]

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Ryan Sessegnon a ‘special’ talent after lifting Fulham – Slavisa Jokanovic

Slavisa Jokanovic branded Ryan Sessegnon “special” after the teenage sensation helped Fulham to reach the Championship playoff final. Four days short of his 18th birthday, Sessegnon scored one and made another for Denis Odoi as the Cottagers overcame a first-leg deficit to beat Derby 2-1 on aggregate and move one win away from a Premier […]

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AIFF finds Minerva Punjab owner ‘guilty’ of racial abuse

I-League champions Minerva Punjab FC’s owner Ranjit Bajaj has been banned for one year from all football activities and also fined Rs 10 lakh by the AIFF after the federation found him ‘guilty’ of making racist remarks against a referee. The AIFF’s Disclipinary Committee said this was the fourth offence committed by Bajaj within a […]

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Mookie Betts vs. Bryce Harper — and other pressing baseball debates

Harper is off to an excellent start. He began the week leading the National League in home runs and walks, while ranking second in runs, third in RBIs and fourth in on-base percentage. Betts, however, is playing like Secretariat at the Belmont. He began the week leading the majors in home runs, runs, batting average […]

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Even in new threads, McCutchen will be at home in Pittsburgh

During Andrew McCutchen’s 673 home games as a Pittsburgh Pirate, he developed an appreciation for franchise history and a sense of comfort at PNC Park. But he never once felt emboldened enough by his achievements to see the statues of Honus Wagner,cheap nfl authentic jerseys Willie Stargell, Roberto Clemente and Bill Mazeroski outside the stadium […]

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Did the Raptors overachieve or disappoint under Dwane Casey?

On Wednesday, Dwane Casey’s peers voted him Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year. On Friday, he found himself unemployed after the Toronto Raptors fired him as head coach following seven seasons that saw them reach unprecedented heights during the regular season but fail to translate those into deep playoff runs. That dichotomy presents […]