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LA Lakers crush Miami Heat in NBA finals opener behind Anthony Davis’s 34

LeBron (25 points, 13 rebounds, nine assists) stars in 116-98 winLakers take control with 75-30 run after falling behind early onHeat lose starters Dragic (foot) and Adebayo (shoulder) to injuryNBA finals 2020 Game 1: Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers – …

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NBA finals 2020 Game 1: Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers – live!

Email Bryan with your thoughts or tweet him @BryanAGrahamLakers or Heat? Our writers give their finals predictions 1.19am BST Hello and welcome to Game 1 of the NBA finals between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers. This might have seemed like s…

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Athletes dismayed by Trump’s refusal to condemn white supremacy in debate

President blames troubles in the US on the ‘left wing’LeBron James and Steph Curry urge Americans to voteTrump focuses on base during dismal US election debateAthletes reacted with bemusement and dismay after Donald Trump refused to condemn white supre…

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Athletes dismayed by Trump’s refusal to condemn white supremacy in debate

President blames troubles in the US on the ‘left wing’LeBron James and Steph Curry urge Americans to voteTrump focuses on base during dismal US election debateAthletes reacted with bemusement and dismay after Donald Trump refused to condemn white supre…

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NBA finals predictions: Lakers or Heat? Would title elevate LeBron past Jordan?

LA or Miami? Our writers predict the winner, key players and dark horses before the championship tiltWell, that’s the question isn’t it? It’s tempting to say that there’s not much hope, but the Heat have been surpassing expectations all postseason. The…

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Will Covid-19 postpone the NFL season? There are 16bn reasons why it won’t

A coronavirus outbreak closed two teams’ facilities on Tuesday. Expect the league to do everything in its power to keep the games goingWell, they had been. Until Tuesday, only 36 people in the NFL – seven players and 29 staff – had tested positive for …

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Serena Williams forced out of French Open by achilles heel injury

Williams picked up injury during US Open semi-final‘My body is doing really well. It’s just bad timing and bad luck’When Serena Williams pulled out of the French Open moments before her second-round match against the accomplished Bulgarian veteran Tsve…

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French Open 2020: Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal in action on day four – live!

Live second-round updates from Roland GarrosWatson completes set of early British departuresAnd why not email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 10.44am BST The Zarazua comeback was sadly shortlived. Svitolina holds to love and then breaks to 15 to seal the…

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French Open 2020: Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal in action on day four – live!

Live second-round updates from Roland GarrosWatson completes set of early British departuresAnd why not email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 10.44am BST The Zarazua comeback was sadly shortlived. Svitolina holds to love and then breaks to 15 to seal the…

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Titans-Steelers game in danger after players test positive for Covid-19

NFL says eight players and staff have tested positive for virusTitans were due to play undefeated Steelers this weekendUnclear when game would be replayed if necessaryTennessee suspended in-person activities through Friday after the NFL said three Tita…

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Mahomes mastery helps Chiefs beat Ravens in clash of NFL heavyweights

Super Bowl MVP throws four TDs in Monday night winKansas City Chiefs 34-20 Baltimore RavensPatrick Mahomes put on a scintillating show while outperforming Lamar Jackson, and the Kansas City Chiefs deftly played the role of defending Super Bowl champion…

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Tampa Bay Lightning beat Dallas Stars in Game 6 to claim Stanley Cup

Lightning claim first NHL title since 2004Season ended inside bubble due to Covid-19 pandemicThe Tampa Bay Lightning are the champions of bubble hockey. Brayden Point scored his playoff-best 14th goal and the Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 on Mond…

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French Open: Serena Williams, Kvitova and Nadal in action on day two – live!

Updates from the second day of action at Roland GarrosMurray caught cold by Wawrinka in straight-sets defeatAnd get in touch with Tumaini by email or on Twitter 11.25am BST After an incredible rally with some sublime defence and grind from Petra Kvitov…

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For years the Seahawks didn’t trust Russell Wilson’s brilliance. Why?

Seattle have built their recent offenses around the rushing game when they had one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Did they fail him?If you didn’t know better, you might think Russell Wilson was a bright, new sensation able to air the ball out wit…

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Rodgers bests Brees as Packers roll past Saints on Sunday Night Football

Green Bay Packers 37-30 New Orleans SaintsGreen Bay move to 3-0 after victory in LouisianaAaron Rodgers passed for 283 yards and three touchdowns, and the Green Bay Packers remained unbeaten with a 37-30 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday ni…

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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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NFL round-up: Falcons blow huge fourth-quarter lead for second week in row

Atlanta capitulate again, this time against Chicago BearsLos Angeles Rams nearly pull off comeback against BillsBrowns claim winning record for first time since 2014Chicago’s Nick Foles threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to hand the Atl…

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NFL great Joe Montana reportedly saves grandchild from kidnapping

TMZ reports incident happened on Saturday in Malibu homeWoman said to have been charged with kidnapping and burglaryIt appears that NFL hall of famer Joe Montana is a crimefighter as well as the winner of four Super Bowls.According to a TMZ report, the…

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French Open 2020: day one – live updates!

Live updates as Roland Garros begins with stars in actionMurray fired up by battle with old-stager WawrinkaGet in touch! Email Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris 10.41am BST Bay-gel or bye-gel? A question that has taxed Talmudic scholars for generations. Bu…

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Corey Perry’s double-OT winner keeps Dallas Stars alive in Cup final

Perry, Pavelski and Stars force Stanley Cup Game 6 v TampaPerry’s winner 9:23 into the second overtime redeems StarsMore than a decade since Corey Perry won the Stanley Cup as a young player and years after Joe Pavelski fell two wins short, the greybea…