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NBA Playoffs 2019: Philadelphia 76ers ride on Jimmy Butler’s heroics to force Game 7 against Toronto Raptors

Philadelphia: Jimmy Butler lived up to his Jimmy Buckets nickname. With “Jimmy! Butler!” chants ringing from the rafters, he helped Philadelphia force a seventh game against Toronto in the Eastern Conference semi-finals, hitting big baskets in bunches and scoring 25 points in the 76ers’ 112-101 victory over the Raptors on Thursday night. “I play to win,” […]

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With spectre of European Super League looming, Champions League season has served satisfying morsels of colour and drama

After the thrill, arrived the dread. No more football to watch for an entire day. Sure, in a certain corner of the world, some teams may have squared up on Thursday. But Tottenham Hotspur’s smash-and-grab win over Ajax Amsterdam had turned out to be a heady aperitif. You wanted more football, more drama. And you wanted it […]