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Always Dreaming's last four trips have been smooth

If Always Dreaming gets off to a good start, as usual, from post 4, Velazquez can choose between setting the pace and stalking. The Todd Pletcher-trained colt captured the Kentucky Derby title at Churchill Downs on a muddy track and is one victory away from inserting plenty of drama into the Belmont Stakes.



Oilers pump five past Ducks in spirited first-period blitz

Like a good leader, part father, part big brother, McDavid also gave Leon Draisaitl a tap on the arm to get the heck into the dressing room when Leon Draisaitl wore the look of an anguished man as he leaned on the boards watching the Ducks celebrating Corey Perry's double-overtime victor.


Isaiah Thomas (hip) out for game for Celtics

Isaiah Thomas (hip) out for game for Celtics

Cleveland's All-Star point guard tallied 23 points while playing just 29 minutes for the Cavs. But following the game, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge told The Vertical that Thomas had undergone tests on the hip following Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals and that there were doubts that he would be able to play in the eventual Game 7.


Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86, lead series 2-0

Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86, lead series 2-0

James had 22 points in the first half, when had six of his seven assists and all three of his blocked shots, including a chase-down rejection of Bradley that was reminiscent of the one against Andre Iguodala in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Thomas and Stevens were hit with technical fouls about a minute apart in the second quarter. That was followed by another on Stevens. "It's honestly just embarrassing", guard Avery Bradley said.



Celtics' Thomas sits out 2nd half with right hip strain

He has never lost a playoff series when his team has been up 2-0. The reigning NBA Champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers, will take on the Boston Celtics in the 2017 NBA Playoffs for the Game 2 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals series on Friday, May 19, at 8:30 p.m.at TD Garden in Boston , Massachusetts.