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Cavs force Game 7 behind LeBron's best elimination game yet

LeBron James finished with 46 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists to cancel Boston's trophy plans and extend the Cavaliers' season.

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Boston bound: LeBron pushes Cavs to Game 7 vs. Celtics

LeBron James scored 46 points and preserved his reign atop the Eastern Conference for at least one more game as the Cleveland Cavaliers shook off losing All-Star Kevin Love with a head injury and beat the Boston Celtics 109-99 on Friday night to force...

Cavs lose Love to head-to-head hit in Game 6

The Cavaliers lost Kevin Love in the first quarter Friday after the All-Star forward collided with Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum, but Cleveland won the game to send the series back to Boston.

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Stephen A. sounds off on Kevin Durant

Stephen A. Smith calls out Kevin Durant for not maximizing his talent and showing up for the Warriors the way LeBron James has done for his team.

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Green: Teammates not in the loop with Kawhi's drama

Danny Green says he and his Spurs teammates did not have any inside information about Kawhi Leonard's situation with the team this season.

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What does LeBron have left?

Rachel Nichols questions if LeBron James has enough left in the tank to get the Cavaliers to the Finals.

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Kerr calls NFL anthem rule 'idiotic'

Warriors coach Steve Kerr says the NFL's new rule regarding the national anthem is "typical of the NFL."

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The tactics that will decide the Champions League final

Michael Cox: Which formation will Zidane use? Can Marcelo cope against Salah? Will Liverpool score early? What role will subs play? Michael Cox looks ahead.

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Cristiano Ronaldo takes the pitch for Real Madrid's final training session ahead of the Champions League Final.

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Zidane not known for tactics or style, but his ability to win

What kind of manager is Zinedine Zidane? His style and tactics are hard to pin down but one quality is undeniable: his ability to win.

Keys to victory in the Champions League final

On the eve of the UEFA Champions League final, the FC crew break down what Liverpool and Real Madrid need to do to lift the trophy.

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Why UEFA chose Kiev as a UCL final venue

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti sits down exclusively with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, who defends the process for selecting a UCL final host city.

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Dua Lipa, inside Real Madrid's plane and Lyon win the Champions League

Real Madrid and Liverpool board their planes to Kiev as ESPN build up to the UEFA Champions League final.

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'Liverpool are on a different level to British clubs'

Liverpool fans at John Lennon airport gave their score predictions as they prepared to fly to Kiev to watch their team in the Champions League final.

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"If Klopp doesn't win we should sack him" Taxi Talk

We speak to Liverpool and Madrid taxi drivers about the Champions League final, Salah vs Ronaldo and score predictions.

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Wijnaldum: UCL glory wouldn't replace World Cup heartache

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum tells ESPN how winning the Champions League would not make up for Holland not being at the World Cup.

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UCL Predictor: Who will 'lift' the trophy?

ESPN FC's Dan Thomas and Stewart Robson head to Hydropark in Kiev to put their innovative way of predicting the Champions League winner to the test.

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Liverpool depart for Kiev

Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool team departed John Lennon airport as they head to Kiev for the Champions League Final.

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Salah: I aim to be consistent like Messi and Ronaldo

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is looking forward to facing Cristiano Ronaldo in the UEFA Champions League final with Real Madrid on Saturday.

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Cafu delivers Champions League trophy to Kiev

2007 Uefa Champions League winner Cafu has paraded the trophy in Kiev ahead of the final on Saturday.

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Man Utd fan McIlroy admits he wants Liverpool to win Champions League

Irish golf star and Manchester United fan Rory McIlroy hopes arch rivals Liverpool will win the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid on Saturday.

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Wijnaldum: Salah can match Messi and Ronaldo

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum insists Mo Salah must replicate his form for many years to be mentioned with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

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Assessing the best combined XI for Liverpool, Real Madrid

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson reveals his best XI comprised of both Liverpool and Real Madrid players.

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NFL

Hill: NFL shows who and what it values with new anthem policy

The league created a new controversy, more animosity and negative headlines just to appease the wrong sensibilities.

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Marshall calls President Trump's comments 'disgusting'

Broncos LB Brandon Marshall disagrees with President Trump's remarks about the NFL's anthem policy, with Marshall citing the First Amendment.

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Graziano: Bungled anthem policy shows NFL has much to learn from NBA

Why can't the NFL get it right with its anthem policy and clumsy handling of players' rights? The answer has to do with sincerity and trust.

AFL

Collingwood vs. Western Bulldogs

Collingwood's midfield continues to fly under the radar

Despite winning six of their past eight games, it feels as though Collingwood is flying under the radar in season 2018 but with a star-studded midfield that's unlikely to last too much longer.

What we learnt: Magpies' ball use must improve

An impressive second-half response saw Collingwood come-from-behind to snap a five-game losing streak against the Western Bulldogs and jump inside the top eight, but the Magpies still have plenty of lessons to learn.

NRL

Storm edge Cowboys in Townsville NRL win

Melbourne have eked out a 7-6 NRL win over North Queensland, with a field goal from Cameron Munster giving the visitors the advantage in Townsville.

Raiders defeat Manly in thriller

Canberra have stolen a stunning victory from Manly, with a last-gasp Aidan Sezer field goal winning the NRL clash 21-20.

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Melinda Farrell goes behind the scenes at Lord's as they prepare for the start of the English Test match summer.

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Will Harden's Rockets beat Warriors without Chris Paul?

With Chris Paul out, the Rockets will have to rely even more on James Harden. But will it be enough?

Paul's latest postseason injury comes one win away from NBA Finals

Chris Paul overcame a slow start to put his team in position for a major postseason win -- only to end that win with another critical playoff injury.

Lowe: Trevor Ariza is easy to miss. He shouldn't be.

The Rockets forward has mastered a role he was never sure he wanted, the overlooked cog in Houston's scoring-and-switching machine.

Warriors' blunders prove costly

The Warriors fail to convert on three separate possessions down the stretch and come up short in Game 5 against the Rockets.

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CP3, Rockets take down Dubs

Chris Paul comes alive in the second half and the Warriors can't convert late, going down 3-2 to the Rockets.

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Harden says Game 5 win was emotional

James Harden expresses the team's emotions in Game 5 after the tragedy in Houston and how the Rockets relied on defense down the stretch.

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Houston unites for victory amid tragedy

The Rockets give their city a much-needed lift with students from Santa Fe High School and community leaders looking on at Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

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Rockets take Game 5 to go up 3-2

Chris Paul scores 18 of his 20 points in the second and the Warriors fail to convert late as the Rockets prevail 98-94.

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Steph on CP3's shimmy: 'It was well-deserved'

Steph Curry says if you can shimmy on someone, you can get shimmied on, and he discusses Chris Paul's importance in Game 5.

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CP3 takes over in the 2nd half

After going 0-for-7 in the first half, Chris Paul turns it up in the second, scoring 18 points and draining four 3-pointers.

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Harden says CP3 is 'built' for working against the clock

James Harden praises Chris Paul's ability to make shots with time winding down. Eric Gordon says his role doesn't change if CP3 misses Game 6.

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Harden says Rockets are proving people wrong

James Harden says he and the Rockets continue to show their mental toughness on the court and plan to treat Game 6 like any other game.

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Draymond on final possession: 'We were supposed to score'

Draymond Green doesn't take too much time explaining what fell apart on the final possession, but he says "I lost the ball, not much more to it."

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Kerr 'feels great' after loss in Game 5

Steve Kerr explains that despite the players being angry, the Warriors are in great shape, and he's confident they can turn the series around.

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D'Antoni on CP3: 'He's one of the best to play the game'

Mike D'Antoni sheds some light on how Chris Paul is feeling heading into Game 6 with a potential injury and how the Rockets will move forward.

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Stephen A.: 'Kevin Durant is a big problem'

Stephen A. Smith says that Kevin Durant is simply "not showing up" in his first "adverse circumstance" since joining Golden State.

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Stephen A. says CP3's Game 6 status questionable

Stephen A. Smith says that coach Mike D'Antoni may put someone else on the court in order to save Chris Paul for a potential Game 7.

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