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Cavs finish sweep of Pacers

Cavs finish sweep of Pacers

The Rockets won 113-109 to give themselves a chance to close out the series on Tuesday (Wednesday AEST) at home in Game Five. Once again IN did not wake up until the fourth quarter of the game. The four-time MVP who has the second-most all-time career postseason triple-double behind Magic Johnson (30), also matched an National Basketball Association record with his 20th consecutive first-round game.



Allardyce praises his tactics against Liverpool

But if the first goal was the product of a brutally swift counter-attack - Benteke getting on the end of Yohan Cabaye's cross - the second from a set-piece was a familiar failing of his own men. Subs: Van Aanholt 5, Delaney 5, Campbell N/A. So close to a goal on his return to Anfield. Having cancelled out Philippe Coutinho's free-kick just before the break, Benteke headed a 74th-minute victor for Sam Allardyce's men.


Injured Murray must play before Lions depart, warns Gatland

Injured Murray must play before Lions depart, warns Gatland

In the modern era it equals the lowest representation in an original squad, from 2009 when Euan Murray and Nathan Hines were the only players named, although prior to that tour party leaving Mike Blair and Ross Ford were called up because of injuries.


National Basketball Association capsules: Senators beat Bruins 3-2 in OT, advance in playoffs

National Basketball Association capsules: Senators beat Bruins 3-2 in OT, advance in playoffs

The Bruins were more than lucky to escape the first period of their must-win Game 6 against the Senators with a lead to their name. Coming off a heartbreaking 3-2 double-overtime loss to the Bruins on Friday night at the Canadian Tire Centre, the Senators had no choice but to put up a fearless face and, the reality is, they're still in good shape with a chance to close out Boston to move onto Round 2 for only the second time since they went to Stanley Cup final in 2007.



Celtics take Game 4 from Bulls, even series

As has been the case all season, when it mattered most Sunday, Isaiah Thomas was savior for the Celtics. Sidelined by a broken thumb, Rondo extended his leg as Celtics forward Crowder walked by after hitting a jumper then having words to Bulls bench during Game 3 of their first-round playoff series on Saturday (NZT).


United to pay Monaco after Martial goal

United to pay Monaco after Martial goal

However, it is the loss of Rojo which is proving of greater immediate concern to United boss Jose Mourinho, who is having to cope with a debilitating injury list. Rojo's injury is also a serious bodyblow to United's depleted resources at the back with both England global central defenders Phil Jones and Chris Smalling expected to be out till mid May.