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Hobbled LeBron James helps push Hawks to brink of elimination

Jeff Teague of the Atlanta Hawks goes up against LeBron James (R) of the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 24, 2015LeBron James played through a myriad of injuries as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-111 in overtime to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. James recorded his first triple double of the playoffs, finishing with 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists as Cleveland pushed the Hawks to the brink of elimination in the best-of-seven series. "No matter how I am feeling I have got to try and make some plays," James said.


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Editorial - keep the home teams losing: From the archive, 25 May 1982

Three points for a win means more goals - even if they tend to be going in at the wrong end

If Thursday’s replay turns out to be anywhere near as boring as the greater part of Saturday’s FA Cup Final, frustrated viewers might usefully while away the time by calculating the changes which have occurred in this year’s Football League programme as a result of the alteration of the scoring system, with three points rather than two awarded for a win.

The most conspicuous casualties of the change have been Sheffield Wednesday, who under the old system would have taken the First Division place which has now gone to Norwich. Much lower down the league, Rochdale will have to apply for re-election - for the fifth time of asking - whereas under the old system they would just have escaped. If Rochdale are rejected at this year’s annual meeting, they will have overwhelming cause to curse the reforms agreed a year ago. Elsewhere, however, changes are minimal. Derby would have done rather better in the Second Division table under the old rules and Crystal Palace would have done rather worse. Leeds United would have been relegated on goal difference, rather than on a points margin. But most clubs have emerged very much as they would have done had no change been made.

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last updated: Mon, 25 May 2015 04:28:22 GMT

Cavaliers 114, Hawks 111, Cleveland leads series, 3-0: LeBron James Lifts Cleveland to Win With Triple-Double
James missed his first 10 shots but had 37 points, 18 rebounds, 13 assists, 3 steals and the final two baskets.







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last updated: Sun, 24 May 2015 15:11:50 EDT

Federer furious after boy's selfie attempt
From world leaders to celebrities of all degrees of fame, taking a selfie with fans has become an accepted part of life -- but tennis great Roger Federer felt an unacceptable line was crossed Sunday at the French Open.

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Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed merging with Breaking News
The Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed is merging with Breaking News. Please use http://feeds.news.com.au/public/rss/2.0/fs_breaking_news_13.xml instead.

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last updated: Mon, 25 May 2015 06:20:00 GMT

Podcast: Why do fans boo Goodesy?
MICK’S Blues, North Melbourne’s woes, how Hodgey cost the Hawks and Adam Goodes copping the boos — there was plenty covered in this week’s SuperFooty podcast. LISTEN HERE

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last updated: Sun, 24 May 2015 20:04:18 EST

Horford receives flagrant foul 2, ejected vs. Cavs
Horford receives flagrant foul 2, ejected vs. Cavs

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James dominates with historic triple-double - ESPN (blog)


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James dominates with historic triple-double
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It was the LeBron James show in Cleveland on Sunday night, as he carried the Cavaliers to an overtime win against the Atlanta Hawks, 114-111. The win gave the Cavs a 3-0 series lead. LeBron James did it all with 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists.
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Frankie strikes back
Now THAT is what I had in mind for the Pirates when they returned for a long homestand – not that messy Twins series. The Pirates were absolutely dominant this weekend. The Pirates had more runs (21) this series than the #Mets had hits (20). — Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 24, 2015 #Pirates starters — […]

Now THAT is what I had in mind for the Pirates when they returned for a long homestand – not that messy Twins series. The Pirates were absolutely dominant this weekend.

Of course, the Mets had to deal with the Pirates’ top three starters, but there were certainly some doubts about Francisco Liriano after his disastrous outing on Tuesday. Today he looked like the old Frankie – not letting the control get out of hand, tons of chases, stuff sharp as ever, etc. Throw in an extra-bad edition of an already-bad Mets lineup and the result was 12 strikeouts in six innings. That wrapped up one heck of a weekend for the pitching staff.

Meanwhile, the offense had a banner weekend as well, led by the now-red-hot Andrew McCutchen. His two run blast – second in as many days – quickly put the Pirates back ahead after the Mets had scratched out a run, and after the Bucs had already started to add on, Starling Marte erased any doubt with a three run bomb to left. It was a solid series pretty much up and down the lineup, and the offense appears to finally be materializing into what we thought it would be before the season.

Notes:

  • Liriano’s 12 K’s marked the most by any starter this year against the Mets. Cole and Burnett both had 10.
  • Cole, Burnett, and Liriano became the first Pirates trio to strike out 10+ in three consecutive games since 1969.
  • This was the third sweep of the year for the Pirates. They didn’t have any yet at this point last season.

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