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Man Utd boss Mourinho showed why he is a serial winner – Shearer

Manchester United need to win the FA Cup for their season to be a success but, whoever they face in the final, I would back Jose Mourinho to find a way to beat them. United totally deserved their win over Tottenham in Saturday’s semi-final because Mourinho managed the game superbly, especially in the second half. His side had been battered by Spurs in the first 20 minutes, when they were second to every ball and losing every 50-50 challenge. At that stage, Tottenham were brighter, sharper and quicker and Christian…

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Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City Thunder vows Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio won’t repeat triple-double performance

SALT LAKE CITY — With 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Ricky Rubio became the first Utah Jazz player to record a postseason triple-double since John Stockton in 2001, as the team took a 2-1 series lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 115-102 win on Saturday. “Having my name next to his name is an honor,” Rubio said. “I don’t know what else to say. It’s huge. Have huge respect for him, and playing here is great because I know how important a point guard he is…

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All MMA 

Kevin Lee defeats Edson Barboza via 5th-round TKO, continues to call out Khabib Nurmagomedov

The UFC’s lightweight division was already crowded at the top going into this weekend. Well, add another name to the mix. Former interim title challenger Kevin Lee (17-3) turned in one of the best performances of his career Saturday, defeating Edson Barboza via TKO at 2:18 of the fifth round. Cageside physicians stopped the bout, which headlined UFC Fight Night in Atlantic City, due to a cut over Barboza’s right eye. That cut was only a small sample of the damage Lee caused, as he racked up 233 total strikes,…

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So far, Yu Darvish meltdowns aren’t a bug — they’re a feature – Chicago Cubs Blog

DENVER — First it was late March, Miami humidity. Two starts later, it was a balk. Then came Saturday, at Coors Field, when Chicago Cubs hurler Yu Darvish walked the opposing pitcher in the bottom of the fifth inning. Like those previous outings, Darvish fell apart the moment adversity hit. A 2-0 Cubs lead turned into a 5-2 deficit — and the final score of the game. “It turns out my command wasn’t there,” Darvish said afterward through his interpreter. “The rest is the same as my outing from the…

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All Boxing 

Adrien Broner, Jessie Vargas fight to majority draw

NEW YORK — Adrien Broner and Jessie Vargas, both former welterweight world titleholders hoping to get back in position for another big opportunity, were looking to bounce back from poor performances the last time they faced a top opponent. And they both fought well in an action-packed welterweight fight Saturday night — at a contract weight of 144 pounds — before 13,964 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. But after 12 rounds, neither was happy to hear the fight was called a majority draw. Judge Julie Lederman favored Broner 115-113, but…

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Moriya Jutanugarn, Jin Young Ko share 2-shot lead in LPGA Tour’s HUGEL-JTBC LA Open

LOS ANGELES — A player eager for her first win and a rookie top the leaderboard at the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open. Lurking two shots back is a Hall of Famer. Winless Moriya Jutanugarn overcame a poor start and birdied the 18th for a hard-earned 1-under 70 to tie rookie Jin Young Ko at 9 under on Saturday at Wilshire Country Club. Ko shot a 66 in her bid to become the year’s first two-time winner on the LPGA Tour. She won the Women’s Australian Open in February, her first victory…

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Boston Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron back on ice for Game 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

BOSTON — Bruins center Patrice Bergeron was back on the ice for Game 5 of Boston’s first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs after missing the previous game with an undisclosed injury. The Maple Leafs extended the series with a 4-3 win Saturday. The Bruins lead the series 3-2 with Game 6 back in Toronto on Monday at Air Canada Centre. Bergeron participated in the morning skate at Warrior Ice Arena and said he was optimistic but had to sell it to the medical staff. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy…

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Carl Frampton beats Nonito Donaire for WBO interim featherweight title

10:26 PM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Carl Frampton outshone the “Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire in a unanimous points win to put himself back in world title contention on Saturday. Frampton lifted the WBO interim featherweight title with victory over Donaire in another step toward fighting the (nine-stone) division’s best. Frampton’s controlled display, which showed plenty of respect and caution for four-weight world champion Donaire, earned…

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New York Yankees calling up highly touted prospect Gleyber Torres

NEW YORK — Gleyber Torres, one of baseball’s most highly touted young prospects, is being called up by the Yankees, according to multiple reports. The team has not yet made an announcement. Torres, 21, ranks fifth in Keith Law’s list of top 100 baseball prospects. Because of the timing of his call-up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre — three days after a key deadline passed regarding Torres’ major league service time for the season — the organization will be able to keep the infielder under contractual control for another full season. Torres…

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Lance Stephenson — Indiana Pacers in ‘full control’ against Cleveland Cavaliers

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers have never had a 3-1 series lead over a LeBron James-led team in the past four playoff battles with him. The Pacers will be in that position if they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 on Sunday night. And it’ll be then, according to Indiana guard Lance Stephenson, that there will be some nervousness coming from the Cavaliers. James is 12-0 all time in the first round of the playoffs. “We have full control right now,” Stephenson said after practice Saturday. “We have to…

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