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Will any ace shake up the playoff race via trade?

Of all the stars that move on every year leading up to the non-waiver Trade Deadline, few have the same impact as a No. 1 starter. From Randy Johnson’s superb stretch with the 1998 Astros to Justin Verlander‘s remarkable run with Houston last year, a bona fide ace can turn a fringe contender into a championship-caliber team in the blink ...

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French league meets over violent incidents at playoff

PARIS (AP) The French football league has convened an urgent meeting of its disciplinary commission following the violent incidents which marred a playoff match over the weekend in Corsica. Four players were sent off in extra-time on Sunday as Ajaccio needed a penalty shoot-out to beat Le Havre at the Francois Coty stadium. Le Havre said one of its players, ...

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Jets' promising playoff run halted by Golden Knights

What started out as a promising West final for the Winnipeg Jets ended with a thud on Sunday. The Jets didn’t have an answer for the expansion Vegas Golden Knights’ speed, pressure, transition game and their aggressive and acrobatic goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. The Golden Knights didn’t have to rely as much on Fleury in the finale as they did in their previous ...

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LeBron: 'I lose sleep' after playoff losses

The Cleveland Cavaliers work LeBron James to the point of exhaustion, yet the 33-year-old struggles to rest after his team loses a playoff game. “I mean, I lose sleep,” James told reporters Saturday after team shootaround, according to <a href="http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23546159/lebron-jam… NBA | theScore

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Jets Nation celebrating Winnipeg's deep playoff run in Sin City

Winnipeg Jets fans have arrived in Las Vegas revelling in the novelty of both their team in the third round of NHL playoffs and coming to Sin City to watch it. “We’ve been waiting our whole lifetime to be this deep in the series and then you throw Las Vegas in it, it’s nuts,” said Chris Kirkwood in the shade ...

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Celtics not thinking about poor playoff road record going into Cleveland

The Boston Celtics are on a roll right now, but they haven’t exactly torn it up on the road during these NBA playoffs. Inside the friendly confines of TD Garden, Boston is 9-0. On the road, the team is 1-4. Enter narratives about doubt as the Celtics head to Cleveland with a 2-0 lead over the Cavaliers i… NBA | ...

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Bizarre brawl breaks out before ECHL playoff hockey game

It looked like a scene more fit for the movie ‘Goon’ than an actual professional hockey game, but sometimes life is pretty good at imitating art.  Players from the Fort Wayne Komets and Colorado Eagles got involved in a bizarre pregame fracas prior to Game 2 of their ECHL playoff series on Sunday in Colorado. The ECHL — a mid-level ...

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