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#US sports

# us-sports - Monday 8 May, 2017

All too easy for the Cavs as they sweep Raptors to reach conference finals

LeBron James had 35 points as Cleveland remain unbeaten in this year’s playoffs.

# us-sports - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Kawhi shines - but Spurs' playoff run suffers hammer blow with Tony Parker injury The Story Of Kawhi This post contains videos

Kawhi shines - but Spurs' playoff run suffers hammer blow with Tony Parker injury

Spurs level Rockets series at 1-1 but face an anxious wait on Tony Parker’s fitness.

# us-sports - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

We're not in Kansas any more: Jamaal Charles has joined the Denver Broncos

“I always wanted to play with Denver,” says veteran running back,

# us-sports - Friday 28 April, 2017

Garrett 1st pick of NFL Draft, but Trubisky leads night of QB drama

Myles Garrett was the obvious choice for the Cleveland Browns, but the Bears climbed their way up to take a quarterback at number two.

Veteran Tony Parker at his most efficient as Spurs finish off Grizzlies Game 6 This post contains videos

Veteran Tony Parker at his most efficient as Spurs finish off Grizzlies

In Milwaukee, the Raptors saw off the Bucks to take their place alongside LeBron James’ Cavaliers in the second round.

# us-sports - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Top-seeded Celtics back from the brink as they take 3-2 lead against the Bulls

In the earlier game, the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 103-99.

# us-sports - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

After being ridiculed with Barney music, Raptors take control of enthralling Bucks series NBA This post contains videos

After being ridiculed with Barney music, Raptors take control of enthralling Bucks series

Meanwhile, Steph Curry hit the 30-point mark as the Warriors cruised into the second round.

# us-sports - Saturday 22 April, 2017

The Celtics and the Thunder are still alive after big wins in the NBA Playoffs

Boston and OKC cut their playoff deficits to 2-1 with big wins.

# us-sports - Friday 21 April, 2017

25 points down at half time, LeBron and the Cavs simply refused to be beaten last night Ball So Hard This post contains videos

25 points down at half time, LeBron and the Cavs simply refused to be beaten last night

Defending NBA champs mount huge comeback to go 3-0 up against Indiana.

# us-sports - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

LeBron and Kawhi flex their muscles as Cavs, Spurs take control in playoffs Two Zip This post contains videos

LeBron and Kawhi flex their muscles as Cavs, Spurs take control in playoffs

Kawhi Leonard’s haul of 37 points was his highest yet in the playoffs.

# us-sports - Sunday 16 April, 2017

LeBron and his reigning NBA champions escaped in their play-off opener against the Pacers

King finished with 32 points and also handed out 13 assists and pulled down six rebounds against the Pacers.

# us-sports - Friday 14 April, 2017

The Eire up there: The story of the only Irish-born player to ever make it in the NBA

How Pat Burke went from Tullamore to play with some of the biggest names in basketball.

# us-sports - Thursday 13 April, 2017

# us-sports - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

The agony and the ecstasy: North Carolina win March Madness title 12 months after heartbreak One Shining Moment This post contains videos

The agony and the ecstasy: North Carolina win March Madness title 12 months after heartbreak

“They wanted redemption,” said North Carolina coach Roy Williams.

# us-sports - Monday 3 April, 2017

Baseball's back - and the Cubs lost their first game of the season

Don’t worry, there’s another 161 games still to go.

# us-sports - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Russell Westbrook sets new NBA record with remarkable 57-point triple-double

Thunder star now just three shy of equalling record for triple-doubles in a single season.

# us-sports - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Here is the gorgeous $2 billion stadium the 'Las Vegas Raiders' are expected to call home

The Raiders could be in their new home as early as autumn 2019.

# us-sports - Saturday 25 March, 2017

The quarterback, the President and the Divided States of America

There are very few footballing reasons Colin Kaepernick should be unemployed and yet, five years after a Super Bowl appearance, he is.

# us-sports - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Russell Westbrook had the best night of his career last night - and still lost Danger-Russ This post contains videos

Russell Westbrook had the best night of his career last night - and still lost

Thunder squeezed out in Portland despite Russ’s best efforts.

# us-sports - Friday 3 March, 2017

You'll never be as cool as Luis Guillorme catching a flying baseball bat so don't bother trying Bat Man This post contains videos

# us-sports - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Baseball star admits eating fake passport as he was smuggled into the US

Jose Abreu was the subject of an intense bidding war in the MLB in 2013.

Former NBA star apologises for saying he'd 'shower across the street' from gay team-mate

Amar’e Stoudemire said his response was meant to be ‘taken as a joke.’

# us-sports - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

# us-sports - Sunday 19 February, 2017

The best bits from last night's NBA Slam Dunk contest That's My Jam This post contains videos

The best bits from last night's NBA Slam Dunk contest

Pacers forward Glenn Robinson wins 2017 competition.

# us-sports - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Draymond Green was close to an incredibly rare 'quadruple-double' last night Everybody Loves Draymond This post contains videos

Draymond Green was close to an incredibly rare 'quadruple-double' last night

Golden State look ready for tonight’s trip to OKC.

# us-sports - Friday 10 February, 2017

'They got Tom Brady though' - Even at 21-0 up, one Atlanta player was still nervous Mic'd Up This post contains videos

'They got Tom Brady though' - Even at 21-0 up, one Atlanta player was still nervous

Mo Sanu was confident the Falcons would coast to an easy win, Taylor Gabriel knew better.

# us-sports - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Former Knicks star Oakley dragged from stands and arrested following 'row with team owner' Knicked This post contains videos

Former Knicks star Oakley dragged from stands and arrested following 'row with team owner'

Charles Oakley denies Knicks’ claims that he behaved “in a highly inappropriate and completely abusive manner.”

# us-sports - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

5 things we learned from attending Super Bowl LI

It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it.

Super Bowl winners to boycott visit to the White House in Trump protest

New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett and defensive back Devin McCourty have promised to turn down the invitation.

# us-sports - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Letter from Houston: Where are all the Falcons fans?

With just hours to go before the Super Bowl, there are not many Atlanta fans in Texas.

Super Bowl LI is the New England Patriots' to lose

The Falcons can win, of course, but here’s why they won’t.

WATCH: The42 samples the atmosphere in Houston ahead of Super Bowl LI Talking Heads This post contains videos

WATCH: The42 samples the atmosphere in Houston ahead of Super Bowl LI

We spoke to fans and journalists ahead of the big game. .

# us-sports - Saturday 4 February, 2017

From the King of Pop to Katy Perry - The best Super Bowl half-time shows in history

How will Lady Gaga stand up against the talent that has preceded her?

Letter from Houston: Everything's bigger in Texas, even the regrets

Brady and Ryan a reminder to Texan fans of what might have been if their team had a quarterback.

What happened to the 6 quarterbacks drafted before Tom Brady in the infamous 2000 NFL Draft

#12 famously went 199th overall, in the sixth round of that year’s draft.

# us-sports - Friday 3 February, 2017

'Bud... Weis... Er!' Ranking the 12 best Super Bowl ads of all time Classics This post contains videos

'Bud... Weis... Er!' Ranking the 12 best Super Bowl ads of all time

How well do you remember these promos from the NFL’s showpiece event?

Assessing the Falcons' biggest strengths and weaknesses ahead of Super Bowl LI

The best offence in football but what about that defence?

Letter from Houston: Trump's shadow looms over Super Bowl LI

You’d know there’s a game on, but something else is dominating conversation.

The path to the Super Bowl - New England Patriots

The path to the Super Bowl - New England Patriots

The six games that shaped New England’s 2016 season.