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After saying goodbye to sister, Isaiah Thomas returns to lead Celtics – Boston Celtics Blog

BOSTON — On Saturday afternoon, Isaiah Thomas stood at a dais in Tacoma, Washington, black sunglasses on to shield the tears he was fighting back and clutching an iPhone in order to ensure his words came out correctly as he said goodbye to his sister. “When I found out the news, I wanted to give up and quit. Never in my life have I thought about quitting,” Thomas told the family and friends that gathered to celebrate the life of Chyna Thomas, who passed away on April 15 following a…

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Garth Crooks’ team of the week: Harry Maguire, Christian Eriksen, Pedro

Tottenham ensured they will finish above Arsenal in the Premier League for the first time in 22 years with victory in the north London derby, but Chelsea remain four points clear at the top of the table. At the other end, Sunderland are relegated but Hull City and Swansea both secure vital draws on the road, thanks to their key players. Do you agree with my selection or would you go for a different team? Why not pick your own team of the week from the shortlist selected by BBC…

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Buffalo Bills send odd message in attaching 2017 draft to Doug Whaley – Buffalo Bills Blog

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — It is not uncommon in the NFL for scouts and personnel directors to be dismissed or to change teams after the draft each spring. What seemed strange for the Buffalo Bills was owner Terry Pegula attaching partial responsibility for last week’s draft to general manager Doug Whaley, whom Pegula fired Sunday. Credit Pegula for holding a news conference and taking questions hours after dismissing Whaley, which the owner did not do after firing coach Rex Ryan in December. But Pegula’s message about Whaley was confusing and…

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2017 Stanley Cup playoffs — Pittsburgh Penguins making Braden Holtby look mortal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Let’s start here. The Pittsburgh Penguins have a way of making great goalies look average. Last round, it was Sergei Bobrovsky. He’s probably going to win another Vezina Trophy this year after leading No. 1 goalies with a .931 save percentage during the regular season. When he’s on, he’s as good as anyone. After Round 1 against the Penguins, Bobrovsky exited the postseason with an .882 save percentage while going 1-5. Last spring, it was Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers. The future Hall of Famer…

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‘Bye, Felisha’: Lions QB Brad Kaaya’s mom inspires iconic ‘Friday’ movie line – Detroit Lions Blog

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Growing up in Los Angeles, where actors and actresses are pretty much everywhere, Brad Kaaya never realized how relevant his mom’s small role in a big movie had become. Then Kaaya said bye to his mom and left Los Angeles for Florida, where he became the starting quarterback at Miami. And that’s where Angela Means Kaaya’s role as Felisha in the cult classic movie “Friday” became a much larger thing. We’re going home 🦁 pic.twitter.com/tPlyyPQEHL — Angela Means Kaaya (@angiemeanskaaya) April 29, 2017 “For me, she…

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Lewis Hamilton mystified by lack of pace at Russian Grand Prix

Listen to BBC Radio 5 live’s F1 Chequered Flag Russian GP review podcast Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton said he was mystified by his lack of pace in the Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton struggled to fourth behind the Ferraris of title leader Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen while team-mate Valtteri Bottas took a maiden win. Hamilton said: “Big congratulations to Valtteri. Fantastic job and he deserves the win. He has been fast all weekend. “For me, just a very, very odd weekend. I am just hopeful in the next races I…

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Laura Siegemund beats Kristina Mladenovic to win Porsche Grand Prix

STUTTGART, Germany — Laura Siegemund defeated Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (5) to win the Porsche Grand Prix in her hometown on Sunday. The German wild-card entrant, who lost to compatriot Angelique Kerber in last year’s final in Stuttgart, held on to win her second career title after Mladenovic had rallied in the second set. “It’s unbelievable. I’m a bit perplexed now. I think tonight will be the party of the year,” said Siegemund, 29, who received enthusiastic support from the 4,500 spectators. “It was an unbelievable match. I don’t…

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Tour de Romandie: UCI issue racism warning after reports

A video on Team Sky’s Twitter feed showed an exchange between Kevin Reza and Gianni Moscon Cycling’s governing body has warned that any rider found guilty of racism will be sanctioned after reports of an incident during the Tour de Romandie. Team Sky’s Gianni Moscon is alleged to have made racist comments to FDJ rider Kevin Reza at the end of stage three. Cycling News reported that the Italian, who apologised and rode in Sunday’s final stage, is under investigation. “Racial abuse has no place in cycling and any complaint…

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One-Day Cup: Dean Elgar hits an unbeaten 131 to help Somerset overcome Sussex

Somerset’s Dean Elgar and Adam Hose put on 151 runs for the fifth wicket Royal London One-Day Cup, 1st Central County Ground Somerset: 303-5 (49 overs): Elgar 131*, Hose 76; Wiese 2-51 Sussex: 155-9 (20 overs): Evans 40; C Overton 3-21 Somerset (2 pts) beat Sussex by 9 runs on D/L method Match scorecard Dean Elgar struck an unbeaten 131 to help Somerset beat Sussex by nine runs in a rain-affected One-Day Cup game. Sussex started well, reducing Somerset to 59-3 with all-rounder David Wiese (2-51) dismissing danger men Steven…

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