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Celtics'sThomas out for rest of playoffs wit hip injury

There's no complacency for us now. When we went back to the locker room, our training staff and doctors got with him. We don't care. I'll be honest, I don't know if it's a motivating factor for him. "It's a blow", teammate and backcourt mate Avery Bradley said after Thomas sat out the second half of Game 2 Friday at TD Garden. Thomas only was on the court for half of it, sitting out the final 24 minutes with a right hip strain that he sustained during the first half.


Three Premier League clubs face end of season Europe play off

Three Premier League clubs face end of season Europe play off

THE END of season race to be crowned English Premier League Champions has been a fairly tame affair this year, once Spurs ran out of steam in pursuit of their West London rivals. For this reason, the above betting company feels they are underdogs going into the game and they will be available at odds of (6.50) to complete a double over their hosts.



Alonso qualifies seventh-fastest as Carpenter leads Indy 500

Ed Carpenter went out late in his Fuzzy's Vodka Chevy on Saturday and knocked Honda's Takuma Sato off the catbird seat in the preliminary round of qualifying for the 101st Indianapolis 500. Aside from Australia's Will Power, who battled hard en route to a fourth place run with a four-lap average of 230.072mph (370.264kph), the rest of the Penske squad, always favoured at Indianapolis , were nowhere to be seen.


Antonio Conte determined to keep pushing forward after successful first season

Antonio Conte determined to keep pushing forward after successful first season

There has been speculation over Conte's future, with Inter Milan making overtures, but his insatiable appetite to win suggests this is just the beginning of his time at Chelsea . I want people who stay, every day, concentrated and preparing for a new win. "If you are a loser then you always stay looking behind you and you won't win".



Indian Premier League: Mumbai Indians thrash Kolkata Knight Riders to reach final

Opting to bowl after skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss , Mumbai Indians had KKR on the mat at 31 for five in the seventh over. Another area where Kolkata Knight Riders have been shoddy of late is their inability to finish off games. "(We) have to concentrate on the process", the Mumbai captain said. "We're quietly confident, pretty much like our entire campaign where we have flown under the radar and done things quietly".


Kevin Pillar suspended by Blue Jays for homophobic slur

Kevin Pillar suspended by Blue Jays for homophobic slur

Toronto Blue Jays fans who identify with the LGBT community are struggling to make sense of Kevin Pillar's use of a homophobic slur. Major League Baseball (MLB) reportedly fined Pillar an undisclosed amount. The award recognizes one player each year for their charitable contributions and extraordinary character both on and off the field. Pillar went on to say that he has personally apologized to Motte, and that he plans to apologize to the Braves, their fans and, "most importantly, to the ...