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NBA Eastern Conference finals: Boston Celtics beat Miami Heat for first win in series
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NBA Eastern Conference finals: Boston Celtics beat Miami Heat for first win in series

Boston Celtics welcomed Gordon Hayward back from injury in the third game of the seriesThe Boston Celtics claimed a dominant 117-106 win over the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals to close the gap to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.It was just the second loss in 12 play-off games for the Heat."We played some good basketball all the way through," said shooting guard Brown, who bagged 26 points while Tatum landed 25 points and 14 rebounds.The Celtics also welcomed back star forward Gordon Hayward from injury and he managed six points in a 31-minute spell as he was eased back into action following the ankle problem that had sidelined him since August.Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Hayward "looked pretty good" as his side controlled the game from the start, taking a 13-point cushion...
Portland Classic: England’s Mel Reid leads by two shots as she chases maiden LPGA win
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Portland Classic: England’s Mel Reid leads by two shots as she chases maiden LPGA win

Reid has never won on the LPGA Tour but is a six-time winner on the Ladies European Tour-12 Reid (Eng); -10 Green (Aus); -9 Yang (Kor), Olson (US); -8 Hall (Eng), Boutier (Fra), Lopez (Mex), Noh (US)Selected others: -5 Ewart Shadoff (Eng); -4 Maguire (Ire); -2 Thomas (Eng)England's Melissa Reid leads Australia's defending champion Hannah Green by two shots going into the final round of the Portland Classic as she seeks her maiden LPGA Tour title.Reid carded a bogey-free seven-under-par 65 - on her 33rd birthday - to move to 12 under for the tournament.Green's 68 left her at 10 under, while England's Georgia Hall is also in contention on eight under."Celebrations will start tomorrow no matter," said Reid of her birthday."I've got to be well behaved tonight and I was well behaved last night,...
La Liga: Real Madrid begin title defence with rivals Barcelona in turmoil
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La Liga: Real Madrid begin title defence with rivals Barcelona in turmoil

Zinedine Zidane is in his second spell as Real Madrid manager, while Ronald Koeman took over at Barcelona during the summerChampions Real Madrid kick off their new campaign on Sunday with a trip to Real Sociedad and, with Barcelona in disarray, Zinedine Zidane's men are odds-on favourites to retain the title.But the big two are not the only compelling storylines to follow, so let's take a quick tour of the new La Liga season.Stability and sales at Real MadridIs this the season Martin Odegaard makes the breakthrough in the Real Madrid first team?This has been an extremely calm and quiet off-season for Real, with the reigning champions happy to sit back and let Barcelona hog the headlines for all the wrong reasons.The only addition to Zidane's squad has been the return of gifted attacking mi...
Challenge Cup highlights: Hull FC 4-36 Wigan Warriors
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Challenge Cup highlights: Hull FC 4-36 Wigan Warriors

Watch highlights as Wigan's first-half blitz of tries sees off Hull FC, completing the semi-final line-up in this season's Challenge Cup.WATCH MORE: 'I think that's a header?!' - Warrington's Charnley scores after unique 'assist'MATCH REPORT: Hull FC 4-36 Wigan Warriors Source link
Giro Rosa: Anna van der Breggen secures third title as Evita Muzic wins final stage
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Giro Rosa: Anna van der Breggen secures third title as Evita Muzic wins final stage

The Giro Rosa is the only Grand Tour on the women's calendarAnna van der Breggen secured her third Giro Rosa title as Evita Muzic won the final stage.Dutch rider Van der Breggen, who took the race lead on Friday, held off any attacks on the tough 109.9km circuit around Motta Montecorvino in Italy.Kasia Niewiadoma finished second overall, one minute 14 seconds down on Van der Breggen, while Elisa Longo Borghini held on to third.France's Muzic won a select sprint from the breakaway."I'm really happy - it's special to win the Giro," said Boels-Dolmans rider Van der Breggen, who also won the pink jersey in 2015 and 2017."The last day is always a bit exciting. The gaps were pretty big, but still, it was a hard lap."I had the team around me the whole day and I felt confident with them around me....
US Open 2020: Matthew Wolff takes two-shot lead into final day at Winged Foot
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US Open 2020: Matthew Wolff takes two-shot lead into final day at Winged Foot

-5 M Wolff (US); -3 B DeChambeau (US); -1 L Oosthuizen (SA); Level H Matsuyama (Jpn), X Schauffele (US); +1 R McIlroy (NI)Selected others: +3 P Reed (US); +4 J Thomas (US); +5 P Casey (Eng), D Johnson (US), L Westwood (Eng); +7 J Rahm (Spa); +8 M Wallace (Eng); +12 R MacIntyre (Sco); +13 S Lowry (Ire)American Matthew Wolff produced a scintillating five-under 65 on Saturday to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the US Open at Winged Foot.The 21-year-old, playing in his first US Open, holed six birdies to improve to five under par in New York.Bryson DeChambeau is three under, with Louis Oosthuizen at one under par.Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy is also in contention at one over par after recovering from a 76 on Friday to card "a really good round" of 68.The world number four said ...
Rafael Nadal beaten in Italian Open but Novak Djokovic wins
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Rafael Nadal beaten in Italian Open but Novak Djokovic wins

Nadal had won the Italian Open nine timesRafael Nadal was beaten in straight sets in the quarter-final of the Italian Open but Novak Djokovic is through to the semi-finals.The nine-time champion lost to Argentina's Diego Schwartzman for the first time in his career, going down 6-2 7-5 as he struggled with his serve.Djokovic also dropped a set and needed more than two hours to defeat 97th-ranked German Dominik Koepfer 6-3 4-6 6-3.The Serb's temper was on display again.He smashed a racquet after losing a service game, two weeks after being defaulted from the US Open for hitting a line judge with a ball."It's not the first nor the last racquet I'll break in my career," he said. "That's how I guess I release sometimes my anger. I am working on my mental and emotional health as much as I'm work...