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Miami Heat set up NBA finals with Lakers after surging to win over Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics 113-125 Miami Heat; Heat win series 4-2LeBron James will play former team for NBA championshipIt was exactly one year ago Sunday when Jimmy Butler walked into the Miami Heat practice gym, took a seat on a makeshift stage and said he want…

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LeBron’s triple-double powers LA Lakers over Nuggets into NBA finals

James finished with 38 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assistsLakers win 117-107 to oust Nuggets in Game 5 of West finalsLeBron James is going to a 10th NBA finals – and for the first time in a decade, so are the Los Angeles Lakers.James punctuated his 27th…

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Davis shines again as LA Lakers edge Nuggets to move to brink of NBA finals

Lakers win 114-108 to take 3-1 lead over Nuggets in West finalsAnthony Davis scores 34 points while LeBron James adds 26The Los Angeles Lakers are a victory away from returning to the NBA finals – and only another comeback from 3-1 down by the Denver N…

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A Herro will rise: Heat one win from NBA finals as rookie burns Celtics in Game 4

Tyler Herro scores career-high 37 in 112-109 win over BostonHeat take commanding 3-1 lead in best-of-seven East finalsThe youngest player on the floor helped the Miami Heat move a game away from the NBA finals.Tyler Herro, still just 20 years old, scor…

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Denver Nuggets hang on for Game 3 win to cut LA Lakers’ lead in West finals

Murray’s 28 pace Nuggets in 114-106 victory over LakersDenver trail 2-1 in best-of-seven Western Conference finalsJamal Murray had 28 points, 12 assists and two late three-pointers to halt a Lakers charge, helping the Denver Nuggets to a 114-106 victor…

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Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa sues LA county sheriff over leaked crash photos

Reports said deputies shared graphic scenes of deadly crashNBA legend and eight others died in January accidentVanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles county sheriff claiming deputies shared…

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UK government ready to rescue up to eight sports facing financial black hole

Bailout needed because of delay to return of fansMatchday revenue crucial to survival of clubsSport has been warned the pause in the return of crowds, which was announced by the government on Tuesday, could last throughout winter – and even until the s…

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Critics want LeBron to fail just as they did with Ali. Look how that turned out

Both men have refused merely to entertain the masses and bank the proceeds. And that scares a lot of people in the establishmentThe day after shocking the world by defeating the heavily favored Sonny Liston for the heavyweight championship in 1964, the…

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Anthony Davis’s buzzer beater for Lakers breaks Nuggets’ hearts in NBA West finals

Western Conference finals Game 2: Nuggets 103-105 LakersLos Angeles lead best-of seven series 2-0 after late stunnerAnthony Davis made a three-pointer as time expired to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 105-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday ni…

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Tatum and Brown help Boston Celtics cool Miami Heat in Game 3 of East finals

Celtics top Heat 117-106 and cut East finals deficit to 2-1Jaylen Brown scored 26 points as Jayson Tatum added 25Getting big leads has been relatively easy for the Boston Celtics in these Eastern Conference finals.This time, they also found a way to fi…

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LA Lakers overwhelm Nuggets in West finals opener behind Anthony Davis’s 37

Lakers win 126-114 over Denver in Game 1 of West finalsDavis posts 37 points and 10 rebounds in winning effortLeBron James adds 15 points and 12 assists for top seedAntetokounmpo wins second straight NBA MVP awardSlow starters in the first two rounds, …

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Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo wins second straight NBA MVP award

Bucks star wins Most Valuable Player for second year in a rowGreek Freak averaged 29.5 points and 13.6 rebounds for yearGiannis Antetokounmpo’s historic year earned him a historic awards sweep.A person with knowledge of the situation says the Milwaukee…

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Surging Miami Heat halfway to NBA finals after Game 2 rally past Celtics

Adebayo leads rally as Heat win 106-101 in Game 2Miami take two-games-to-none lead in East finalsGoran Dragic scored 25 points, Bam Adebayo led a big third-quarter rally to finish with 21 and the Miami Heat pulled off another comeback to beat the Bosto…

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LeBron James named All-NBA player for record-breaking 16th time

Lakers star passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kobe BryantLuka Doncic makes debut appearance in All-NBA first teamLeBron James now stands alone in All-NBA recognition history, getting there unanimously.James was revealed Wednesday as an All-NBA player for …

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WNBA star Maya Moore marries man she helped free from prison

Double Olympic champion fought for freedom of Jonathan IronsCouple fought for 13 years to free Irons over wrongful convictionWNBA star Maya Moore has married the man she helped free from prison.Moore was in the prime of her playing days when she paused…

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Jokic and Murray star as Nuggets pull off historic NBA playoff rally against Clippers

Denver rally from 3-1 down in series to reach Conference finalsLA Clippers had been seen as top contender for NBA titleDenver’s dynamic duo of Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic led another stunning turnaround as the Nuggets advanced to the Western Conferen…

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LeBron and Lakers ground Rockets to make long-awaited return to West finals

LeBron and co win 119-96 in Game 5 to eliminate RocketsLakers return to conference finals for first time in a decadeThe Los Angeles Lakers are going to the conference finals for the first time in a decade, ending the longest drought in franchise histor…

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Memphis Grizzlies hire MIT’s Sonia Raman as assistant coach

Grizzlies announce hiring of Sonia Raman as assistant coachRaman spent 12 years as women’s basketball coach at MITThe Memphis Grizzlies announced the hiring of assistant coach Sonia Raman on Friday. Related: The NBA wants female head coaches. But how f…

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Miami Heat dump top-seeded Bucks to reach first East finals since 2014

Heat eliminate top-seeded Bucks with 103-94 win in Game 5Miami reach Eastern Conference finals for first time since 2014Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat are headed to the Eastern Conference finals.Giannis Antetokounmpo could only watch. Continue reading…

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Game on: London street basketball tournament – a photo essay

With the official London basketball league postponed until November – but informal sports fixtures of up to 30 people allowed – a group of local players organised a street tournament to lift their spirits Words and pictures by Juan Trujillo AndradesBas…