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Cavs will be without Love for second round

Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after an injury against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter on April 26, 2015 in BostonCleveland big man Kevin Love will miss the second round of the NBA playoffs with a dislocated left shoulder, the Cavaliers said Monday. Love was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday's first-round series-clinching win over Boston when he tangled with Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk as the two players battled for a loose ball.


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last updated: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:10:43 GMT2015-04-27T23:10:43Z

Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe says: ‘Amazing journey does not seem real’
• Manager thanks fans for digging deep when the club was ‘on its knees’
• Chairman Jeff Mostyn hails team and Howe for ‘achieving the impossible’
Bournemouth all but promoted to Premier League after win over Bolton

The Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe, admitted the club’s elevation to the Premier League “does not seem real” after his team all but guaranteed a first ever campaign in the elite by beating Bolton Wanderers on the south coast. Only defeat at Charlton, combined with third-placed Middlesbrough conjuring a 20-goal swing, on Saturday will deny the Cherries becoming the 47th club to grace the Premier League.

The joyous home supporters, invading the pitch on the final whistle here, were confident promotion has been achieved. It is only seven years since Bournemouth found themselves on minus 17 points at the foot of League Two and mired in financial trouble with liquidation a real possibility. Their elevation since has been remarkable.

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last updated: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:22:13 GMT

Live and Kicking: Soccer Games to Watch This Week
The best drama in the week’s big match may be taking place off the field. Andrew Das tells you what to watch.






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last updated: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:52:44 EDT

Tragic tale of the last man to beat Floyd Mayweather
When the so-called "Fight of the Century" finally takes place in Las Vegas on Saturday, there will be great interest in the result in a Soviet-style housing estate thousands of miles away in eastern Europe.

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last updated: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:21:00 GMT

Scottie Pippen’s bold claim
THE CHICAGO Bulls legend has made some audacious comments about the current state of play in the NBA and how it compares to his era.

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last updated: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:05:59 EST

White Sox-Orioles postponed for safety concerns
White Sox-Orioles postponed for safety concerns

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Swept the snakes
If you think back to last year, the Pirates had some serious trouble putting away sweeps. They didn’t get one until sweeping Philly early July, despite numerous chances after winning the first two games of a series. They also did not put together a five game win streak until their red-hot September that vaulted them into a […]

If you think back to last year, the Pirates had some serious trouble putting away sweeps. They didn’t get one until sweeping Philly early July, despite numerous chances after winning the first two games of a series. They also did not put together a five game win streak until their red-hot September that vaulted them into a playoff spot.

Well, now the Pirates already have two sweeps to their credit on the young season, and they just won their fifth in a row. While Saturday’s game was a win they sort of snuck away with, Sunday’s was dominant, and the Bucs left the desert after outscoring the D-Backs 14-2 over the three games. While I’m pretty sure this is a terrible Arizona team (even though it entered the series 9-8), that still has to feel pretty darn good after what happened in that ballpark last season.

Francisco Liriano had shaky control, but he made up for it by being pretty unhittable – 6 walks, 2 hits, 7 strikeouts over 7.1 innings. The six walks matched his season total to date, so even though we’ve seen the command issues pop up with him from time to time, it’s not all that noteworthy just yet. It certainly didn’t hurt him much on Sunday as he pitched shutout ball en route to his first win. When he needed to be lifted and the game was still moderately close, Jared Hughes came in and did what he does – he got a quick double play ball to get out of trouble.

There was lots to like on offense, of course, with 14 hits, including big ones by Walker (who had an enormous series), and Alvarez (who looks as patient comfortable at the plate as we’ve seen). The top of the lineup looked good, including McCutchen (it was nice to see him with a solid game after a rough stretch, and he also had a few veeerrry deep flyouts this weekend), and everyone just poured it on in the late innings once the game really got away from the D-Backs.

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Walker and Jordy Mercer did…this:

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Chris Stewart was in shock at a safe call after picking off a runner (it was oveturned via challenge)

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I thought it was a bit odd that Jung Ho Kang didn’t get a single plate appearance in this series after playing a pretty decent series against the Cubs.

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Antonio Bastardo‘s scoreless ninth was his first appearance since Monday.

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Great stuff. Up next: a week at Wrigley:

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