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MLS playoffs: Timbers oust top-seeded Rapids on Mabiala’s last-minute goal

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Larrys Mabiala scored in the 90th minute and the Portland Timbers beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Thursday to advance to the Western Conference final. Portland will face the winner of the game Sunday between Sporting ...

MLS playoffs: Philadelphia stun New York with 123rd-minute wonder strike

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Jakob Glesnes scored late in extra time and the second-seeded Philadelphia Union outlasted the seventh-seeded New York Red Bulls 1-0 in round one of the MLS Cup playoffs on Saturday in Chester, Pennsylvania. In an exp...

Will all four teams in the ridiculously loaded AFC West make the playoffs?

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When the NFL expanded its postseason from 12 to 14 teams, each conference was handed an extra wildcard berth. That means that, in theory, all three wildcard teams could come from the same division. Meaning: it’s plaus...

Brewers pitcher Devin Williams likely to miss playoffs after punching wall

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Milwaukee Brewers reliever Devin Williams fractured his throwing hand when he punched a wall after his team celebrated their NL Central title, something that is likely to knock him out for the entire postseason. Brewe...

Jordan Abdull excels as Hull KR shock Warrington in Super League play-offs

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Hull Kingston Rovers produced one of the biggest upsets in Super League play-off history to move to within one win of a maiden Grand Final appearance after ending third-placed Warrington’s hopes of a first league titl...

Super League play-offs: Catalans and St Helens a cut above but pitfalls await

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After an unpredictable Super League season littered with Covid-related problems and a litany of on- and off-field drama, there is perhaps a certain irony that the route to next month’s Grand Final at Old Trafford appe...

NBA MVP Nikola Jokic ejected as Suns dump Nuggets out of playoffs

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Chris Paul scored 37 points, Devin Booker added 34 and Phoenix beat Denver 125-118 to complete a four-game sweep of their NBA Western Conference semifinal series. NBA MVP Nikola Jokic was ejected in the third quarter ...

NBA playoffs: Clippers down Mavericks in Game 7 despite Doncic’s 46 points

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Kawhi Leonard scored 28 points, Marcus Morris added 23 and the Los Angeles Clippers finally won at home, finishing off the Dallas Mavericks 126-111 on Sunday in Game 7 of the first-round playoff series. Playing in fro...

NBA playoffs: Nets’ Big Three overcome frigid start to sink Celtics in Game 1

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Brooklyn’s Big Three went from way off to off and running. Kevin Durant had 32 points and 12 rebounds, Kyrie Irving scored 29 points and the Nets recovered from their superstars’ frigid start to beat the Boston Celtic...

Golden State miss NBA playoffs as Ja Morant’s 35 lift Memphis to play-in win

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Ja Morant made consecutive jumpers in the final 48 seconds of overtime and scored 35 points, Memphis had an answer for every Stephen Curry flurry, and the Grizzlies are headed back to the playoffs for the first time i...

Swansea earn draw at Reading to seal place in Championship play-offs

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Swansea fought back from a goal down to draw 2-2 at Reading, a result that confirms the four teams who will contest the Championship play-offs. Second-half goals from Jamal Lowe and André Ayew put Swansea in front af...