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First night of playoffs teaches lesson to young Maple Leafs

Disappointing to Maple Leafs fans, but not shocking. Much has been made of the postseason experience disparity in the series, Washington teeming with it compared to the young Maple Leafs. "So when you're dealing with them it's the exact same thing". "You could just tell the physicality and the speed ". "We showed we could play with these guys", Andersen said.

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Crosby, McDavid, Matthews players to watch in NHL playoffs

Teams that were dominated last year did not make it to the playoffs and the teams that were not even in talks of playoff last year have suddenly made a comeback. The predictions are coming in for the first round of the National Hockey League playoffs, and just about everywhere you go, confidence is high that the Chicago Blackhawks will beat the Nashville Predators .

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Harden gets 21st triple-double, leads Rockets past Kings

And in two of six categories, everybody voted for someone different. Only sitting downstairs, near courtside, live, can you appreciate the faster-than-a-speeding-bullet style of a whirring Westbrook . "He's been unbelievable the way he's played, the way he's led", Donovan said . Mahoney: Nikola Jokic, Denver. The pace of the game changes and defenses tighten up.

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Spanish police detain Leicester fans ahead of Atletico match

The visitors played better in the second half than the first but still couldn't create any significant danger to the Atletico defense. "It's a solid team that defends very well". It will be an even matchup". "I think in terms of life experience sometimes you have new experiences, which the Champions League is for us this season".

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Lewis Hamilton dominates to win Chinese Grand Prix from Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari

The Mercedes driver turned the tables on Sebastian Vettel by taking the chequered flag at the Shanghai International Circuit track on Sunday. In fact, Lewis Hamilton drove an impressive, controlled race to dominate proceedings, sitting at the front from start to finish and leaving Vettel to take second place in the Ferrari, with Max Verstappen doing the nearly impossible and driving from 16th on the grid to third place in the race.

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Sergio Garcia graces cover of Sports Illustrated following breakthrough Masters victory

This morning was probably the first time that it is finally starting to sink in. And it helped me grow up not only as a golfer but as a person. Garcia was smiling when he said that, which is what happens when the frustration of having never won a major in 73 attempts is over and gone.

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Sergio Garcia beats Justin Rose to win first major

The congratulations rolled in, led by a telegram from Spanish King Felipe VI saying "your achievement is a spectacular triumph for Spanish golf". "I feel like if he misses at that point, I make, I'm four clear and I've got my eye on Thomas Pieters and Matt Kuchar instead".

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Sergio Garcia wins first major in dramatic playoff at the Masters

It's just a fun golf course to play. The daring paid off as Spieth rode the momentum to a four-under 68 to trail co-leaders Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia by two strokes going into the final round. He knows the Augusta National. The Big Easy had three double bogeys, and it got ugly at the end. Hoffman battled for par on the last hole to stay just two shots behind.

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Rose, Garcia tied for lead at Masters in prelude to finale

Saturday's round began with a logjam near the top and, while some of the names are different, not much is different in terms of how close the players are to one another. Certainly not with some of the top golfers in the world nipping at Rose's heels. In the third round, everything clicked, especially on the back nine when he made five birdies in his last seven holes.

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No Bones about it: Cormier, Johnson set for UFC rematch

With under 10 minutes left, Daniel Cormier arrived and weighted in at 206.2 pounds putting him over the limit of 205. In the co-main event, former middleweight title holder Chris Weidman will be going toe-to-toe with Gegard Mousasi. In an interview with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani, Giardina said the state's policy is to allow a second weigh-in for championship bouts. Manuwa, for one, will be an interested observer as he eyes a possible meeting with the victor later this year after ...

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Masters Champion Willett prepares an Augusta feast

We had some fun on the 16th skimming the balls over the water together. Danny Willett stared down the pressure a year ago at Augusta National Golf Club to win his first major title. If you are looking for a decent outsider among the home players, you could do an terrible lot worse than putting a few pence on Daniel Berger, who is a wonderful shotmaker with a great temperament.

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Tar Heels return home with 6th NCAA title to celebrating fans

Overall, both teams were equally (in) efficient shooting the ball; the winning Tar Heels actually put up an inferior effective field goal (eFG ) percentage (38.4 percent) compared to the Bulldogs' (40.7). The foul on Zach Collins . -Each team fielded many postgame questions about the game officials and the 44 total fouls - 22 on each squad - but Williams wasn't taking any bait.

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Man Utd's struggles at home give hope to Everton's Koeman

A win was needed vs. But it remained an unwelcome result for Jose Mourinho's side, who have now drawn nine games at home this season and trail fourth-place Manchester City by four points. "You're not winning, so there's a chance the changing room could react in a negative way". "It's how Luke Shaw takes those words on". Despite United's injury and suspension issues, Rooney didn't start on Saturday, while Shaw didn't even make the bench.

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Russell Westbrook proving he is MVP candidate, great teammate

CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 41 points to go with 16 rebounds and 11 assists for his 11th triple-double this season and 53rd of his career in Cleveland's win. "As a team, yes", Antetokounmpo said when asked if he and his teammates would take pride in stopping Westbrook from matching Robertson's record. "It's what I have been seeing from him for 74 games", San Antonio's Manu Ginobili said.

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Staley, triumphant Gamecocks returning to Columbia

If you've never emotionally invested your entire life on rooting for a school that has never won a national championship, then perhaps you wouldn't understand the frenzy. Gray scored seven points during the surge as she consistently drove into the lane. LOS ANGELES (AP) - D'Angelo Russell scored 28 points and three Los Angeles Lakers had double-doubles in a 108-103 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies Sunday.

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Fifth inning snowballs for Gerrit Cole in Pirates opener

They've got the first one out of the way, now it's time to win about 99 more. However, two strikeouts is a bit concerning from a guy with a power arm. Steinbrenner Field. He had heat packs wrapped on his left shoulder before the game but said he should be ready to play left field later this week. Their largest source of protection, David Ortiz , retired after having the most successful season as a 40-year-old in Major League Baseball history with 38 home runs and 127 RBI.

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Meeks shoots, and rebounds, and saves the day for Tar Heels

It was all part of a career night for the North Carolina senior, who was on the bench previous year when Villanova devastatingly ended the Tar Heels' chance at a title with a three-pointer at the buzzer. "The first one, it just got tipped and they got it", OR guard Casey Benson said. For Pinson, it was as simple as knowing all about where one teammate is most comfortable catching the ball or how high another can get up to haul in a lob pass.

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North Carolina defeats OR, advances to National Championship Game

Jordan Bell has come up limping. You're either trying to tip it out or get a rebound. "And make sure you don't get fouled because apparently we can make free throws". The No. 1-seeded Tar Heels (31-7) are eyeing a seventh national championship after nipping Kentucky 75-73 on Sunday in an instant classic on Luke Maye's jump shot with 0.3 seconds remaining.

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Rudolph a childhood friend with UNC basketball hero

Every year, millions of people try to decide the winners of each bracket, and then the team that will win the championship. But it's unclear how much those injuries will affect his play, and that has the Tar Heels in the familiar position of dealing with injury drama surrounding their floor leader at the season's most critical time .

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Kansas vs. Oregon: Score and Twitter Reaction from March Madness 2017

Ionescu had 11 points, three rebounds and three assists in the first 20 minutes. Slaughter added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Seminoles, who totaled 16 steals. Usually the Jayhawks countered any moves this season with decisive spurts keyed by run-outs and 3-pointers. "They're playing their best basketball".