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Raptors push the Bucks toward exit

Kawhi Leonard on Thursday scored 15 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter as Toronto beat Milwaukee 105-99, leaving the Raptors one win from advancing to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. The Raptors started the pivotal game slowly and trailedFULL STORY

Malaysia exit Sudirman Cup after injury

Malaysian badminton player Teo Ee Yi was bloodied and shaken after his doubles partner accidentally smashed him in the face with his shin during their Sudirman Cup quarter-final loss to Japan yesterday. The 26-year-old lay prone on the court floor for nearly 10 minutes with aFULL STORY

Ice hockey hotbed produces tennis players to watch

It is typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants. What is not typical is that they have simultaneously broken into the world’s elite ranks of tennis players and will all be worth watching at the French Open, whichFULL STORY

Chiefs’ defense the key as Reds fail to find a way through

The Waikato Chiefs yesterday produced an extraordinary defensive performance to keep their Super Rugby playoffs hopes alive with a 19-13 win over the Queensland Reds. The Hamilton-based Chiefs led 19-6 at halftime and spent most of the second half pressed inside their own half, but keptFULL STORY

SOCCER SHORTS

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Spurs hopeful about Kane Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane has entered the final stages of recovery from an ankle injury and manager Mauricio Pochettino is optimistic the striker will be fit enough to play in the Champions League final in Madrid on Saturday next week. KaneFULL STORY

White Sox turn triple against Astros2019-05-24

AP, HOUSTON, Texas The Chicago White Sox used a rare combination to beat the Houston Astros on Wednesday night, with Charlie Tilson hitting a grand slam for his first career homer and the White Sox turning the only triple play in the majors this season inFULL STORY

Hosts England looking to justify Cup favorites tag2019-05-24

World Cup hosts England are to start the tournament with everything seemingly in place to finally win a trophy that has eluded them for the competition’s 44-year history. Captain Eoin Morgan, no slouch with the bat himself, can call on a clutch of experienced matchwinners inFULL STORY

Caleb Ewan withdraws from Giro after stage win2019-05-24

Caleb Ewan has dropped out of the Giro d’Italia shortly after winning the last sprint before the race starts to climb the big mountains, the specialist sprinter announced on Wednesday. His team, Lotto Soudal, wrote on their Web site that “the Australian returns home with twoFULL STORY

Bruins hoping to join Boston parades2019-05-24

It has been more than three months since the previous championship parade in Boston and the city is getting antsy. Sure, the Red Sox won Major League Baseball’s World Series in October last year and the New England Patriots earned their sixth Super Bowl victory inFULL STORY

SPORTS BRIEFS2019-05-24

BASKETBALL Australia name Cup squad Philadephia 76ers star Ben Simmons headlines an NBA player-dominated preliminary Australia squad announced yesterday for this year’s World Cup in China. Nine US-based players form the core of the 17-man Boomers squad, including Andrew Bogut of NBA champions the Golden State Warriors,FULL STORY

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