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LeBron has a history of stepping up against the Celtics

LeBron James enters Game 7 having faced Boston 89 times, more than any other opponent. We've looked back at all those games to pick the 10 best.
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How this Game 7 would be LeBron James' best yet

LeBron James has many accomplishments in his career. A Game 7 win in Boston would be near the very top.
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Warriors save themselves, extend thrilling series, give NBA two Game 7s

The Splash Brothers came through for the Warriors with their season on the line, and the fun in this series shall continue for one more day.
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Klay-day: Warriors star evokes Game 6 heroics

Klay Thompson hit nine 3-pointers to lead the Warriors to victory in a must-win Game 6 against the Rockets, a performance that coach Steve Kerr described as "fantastic."
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Rockets 'still confident' despite CP3 uncertainty

James Harden and Gerald Green were among those who emphasized the Rockets' confidence heading into a decisive Game 7 on their home court, even as star point guard Chris Paul's status remains in doubt because of a hamstring strain.
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Who had the best sneakers of the NBA playoffs' conference finals?

Though only four teams remain in the postseason, several of the league's biggest signature shoe stars are still in the hunt and have been flexing some heat lately.
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Kerr: Operating like Iguodala won't play Game 7

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala missed Game 6 against the Houston Rockets and remains day-to-day with a leg bruise.
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Bumgarner sharp, feels ready to rejoin Giants

Madison Bumgarner struck out eight while throwing 47 pitches over 3 2/3 hitless innings for Triple-A Sacramento.
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Trout (5-for-5, 4 XBH) has career night in N.Y.

Mike Trout homered and doubled three times during his first five-hit game in the majors, and the Los Angeles Angels quickly erased an early deficit in beating the New York Yankees 11-4 on Saturday night.
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Dodgers' Kershaw nears return from biceps injury

Clayton Kershaw pitched a simulated game for the Dodgers, raising the possibility that he could return to their rotation next week.
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Nola, Nick Williams steer Phils into first in East

Aaron Nola took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Nick Williams hit his third pinch-hit homer of the year in the eighth and the Phillies moved into first in the NL East Saturday with a 2-1 win over Toronto.
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Choo becomes MLB's top HR hitter from Asia

Shin-Soo Choo became the top major league home run hitter born in Asia, connecting for a leadoff drive in the 10th inning that lifted the Texas Rangers over the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Saturday.
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Darvish back on DL, has right triceps tendinitis

The Cubs have placed right-hander Yu Darvish, who just earned his first win with Chicago on April 20, on the disabled list with right triceps tendinitis.
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Stevens: Horford 'outstanding' despite stat line

During a conference call Saturday, Celtics coach Brad Stevens called Al Horford's play in Friday's Game 6 "outstanding" despite a quiet stat line that saw the All-Star score only 6 points on 2-of-8 shooting.
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Love out for Game 7 after entering protocol

Kevin Love will not play in the Cavaliers' decisive Game 7 on Sunday against the Celtics, as the All-Star forward has been placed in the concussion protocol.
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QB Freeman leaves CFL's Alouettes, retires

After signing with the Alouettes in January in an attempt to resurrect his once-promising NFL career, quarterback Josh Freeman has decided to retire, the team announced.
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Moubarak Djeri's journey to Cardinals spans three continents

Moubarak Djeri fell in love with football while in West Africa, then played for free in a German league before getting a dream tryout with Arizona.
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Avril: Players questioned Carroll after SB INT

Pete Carroll's call to throw the ball from the 1 in Super Bowl XLIX led to Seahawks players being "turned off by the message," Cliff Avril said.
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Jays' Tulowitzki OK to run, still 'a ways away'

Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is still "a ways away" from rejoining the Blue Jays, but he is making progress after having surgery on both feet in April.
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Sources: Love needs rest before evaluating head

The Cavaliers lost Kevin Love after the All-Star forward collided with Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum in Game 6, with sources telling ESPN that Love must get a night's rest before being evaluated.
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LeBron on banged-up leg: 'I wasn't coming out'

LeBron James said he felt some pain after teammate Larry Nance Jr. crashed into his right leg in Game 6 but added he was fine and "we'll see what happens."
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Is it greatness or is it magic? It's Year 15 of LeBron

LeBron James has made a habit of dominating playoff games at home, and Game 6 was no exception with the Cavaliers facing elimination.
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Celtics' Smart says G7 'not going to be pretty'

With a trip to the NBA Finals on the line, the Celtics say they are expecting a tough battle against the Cavaliers on Saturday in Boston.
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Yanks' Torres homers again, makes AL history

Yankees rookie Gleyber Torres homered to right in the seventh, providing the winning run over the Angels and giving Torres a place in American League history. He's the youngest AL player to homer in four consecutive games.
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Sources: Messina, Udoka interview with Raptors

Spurs assistant coaches Ettore Messina and Ime Udoka interviewed with the Toronto Raptors for the franchise's head-coaching job on Thursday and Friday, respectively, league sources told ESPN.
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