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Heat's Wade claps back at Sixers' Ilyasova after fan diss

May 1 (UPI) — Dwyane Wade stood up for Miami Heat fans after Philadelphia 76ers forward Ersan Ilyasova took a swipe at them. Ilyasova dissed Heat fans Monday when asked about playoff atmospheres. His Sixers just completed an Eastern Conference series win against the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena and are facing the Boston Celtics in the next round, with games ...

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Houston Astros, New York Yankees kick off ALCS rematch

HOUSTON — Despite all of the offseason hype celebrating the power potential of the New York Yankees following their acquisition of National League Most Valuable Player Giancarlo Stanton, what makes the Bronx Bombers truly formidable is their exceptional pitching depth. The Yankees (18-9) on Sunday night extended their winning streak to nine games with a 2-1 road victory over the ...

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Real Madrid slips by Leganes 2-1 in La Liga

April 29 (UPI) — Real Madrid beat Leganes 2-1 in a La Liga clash at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, Spain. Madrid started the scoring in the eighth minute of Saturday’s triumph. Leganes lost the ball on the defensive end on that play. Borja Mayoral took possession just outside of the box. He played off to Gareth Bale, who played ...

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WR Anthony Miller 'blessed' to be drafted by Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears on Friday drafted Memphis wide receiver Anthony Miller with the 51st overall pick. Here is what he had to say to the media when asked how much he knew about the Bears and young quarterback Mitchell Trubisky: “I honestly didn’t know that (the Bears) were going to draft me. But I’m blessed that they did, because I ...

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Raptors look to close out Wizards

Exactly one year ago, the Toronto Raptors clinched a postseason series on the road. The location was Milwaukee, but the Raptors are hoping to experience the same feeling Friday night when they visit the Washington Wizards in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Toronto won two of three road games in last season’s series, including a 92-89 win ...

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Former NFL QB Garcia withdraws from role in draft

Former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia will not be announcing a pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the 2018 NFL Draft. Garcia initially announced on Twitter that he would call the Buccaneers’ third-round selection before stating that he “could care less” abut the draft itself when informed that the team doesn’t have that pick anymore. The NFL reportedly wanted Garcia ...

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Saints to keep empty chair in draft room for Benson

The New Orleans Saints will honor the memory of the late Tom Benson by keeping an empty chair in their draft room. Benson, a longtime owner of the Saints and NBA’s Pelicans and contributor to many charities in his native New Orleans, passed away on March 15. He was 90. “I’ve tried not to think about that, but we miss ...

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Luck won't throw at Colts minicamp

The Indianapolis Colts are not rushing quarterback Andrew Luck‘s rehabilitation. Luck, who missed all of last season after undergoing shoulder surgery in 2017, will not throw at the Colts’ minicamp this week, the team announced Tuesday. Indianapolis went through its first full team workout under new head coach Frank Reich on Tuesday, and Luck was limited to taking snaps and ...

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