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Raptors book playoff berth despite loss to Bulls TORONTO: The Chicago Bulls strengthened their grip on the NBA's Eastern Conference third seed on Wednesday with a 116-103 come-from-behind triumph over Toronto, who nevertheless secured their own playoff berth.Jimmy Butler, making his second start since missing 11 games with an elbow injury, had 23 points, Pau Gasol scored 18 and the Bulls rallied in the fourth quarter, sweeping the season series between the two teams.Chicago, who clinched a playoff berth for the seventh consecutive year with Monday's win over Charlotte, outscored Toronto 39-21 in the fourth quarter.They took their first lead since the opening minutes of the game on Nikola Mirotic's layup with 5:47 remaining, which followed Kirk Hinrich's basket from the right corner.The shots were part of a 25-8 run over the final seven minutes of the game."The ball moved really well with quick decisions," said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. "We had a lot of guys step up."Chicago's ...

Rose pulls out of England squad through injury LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has withdrawn from the England squad through injury having only recently been drafted in as a late replacement. Rose was added to Roy Hodgson's party for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania and a friendly against Italy when Manchester United's Luke Shaw pulled out. "The left back will play no further part in preparation for the forthcoming fixtures against Lithuania and Italy and has returned to his club," the ...
Wallays upsets world champ Kwiatkowski at Dwars WAREGEM: Belgium's Jelle Wallays stole a march on world champion Michal Kwiatkowski to win the semi-classic Dwars door Vlaanderen one-day race on Wednesday.The Dwars, which means 'Across Flanders', is one of the main build-up races ahead of the Spring Classics, which begin on Friday with E3 Harelbeke.Wallays was part of a four-man breakaway but he distanced his companions just before the finish to cross the line alone.His compatriot and Topsport Vlaanderen team-mate Edward Theuns won ...
Stindl announces Gladbach move BERLIN: Hanover captain Lars Stindl announced on Wednesday that he will leave the club in the summer to join Bundesliga rivals Borussia Moenchengladbach.The 26-year-old's deal with Hanover was not due to expire until 2016, but a clause in the contract allowed him to move on this year."I decided not to renew my contract with Hanover and to leave for Moenchengladbach this summer," Stindl wrote in a letter posted on Twitter, adding that he wished "to ...
NBA to play in Shenzhen as league seeks China growth NEW YORK: The NBA Wednesday announced two games to be played this fall in China in the US pro basketball league's latest effort to mine massive market with an insatiable taste for hoops.The Charlotte Hornets will go up against the Los Angeles Clippers in Shenzhen and Shanghai in October exhibition games to kick off the 2014-15 season for Chinese National Basketball Association fans.The NBA is expected to announce additional international games in the weeks ahead, ...
Miami ATP and WTA results MIAMI: Results on Wednesday from the second day of the ATP and WTA Miami Open (x denotes seed):Women1st rdBelinda Bencic (SUI) bt Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 6-1, 7-6 (7/5) Christine Mchale (USA) bt Sorona Cirstea (ROM) 7-5, 6-4 Alison Riske (USA) bt Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 6-4, 6-0Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) bt Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) 6-4, 6-3 Annika Beck (GER) bt Zhang Shuai (CHN) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4Men1st rdDonald Young (USA) bt Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) 5-1, retired, neck injuryJan-Lennard ...
Dwars door Vlaanderen results WAREGEM: Results from the 70th edition of the 200km one-day semi-classic Dwars door Vlaanderen on Wednesday:1. Jelle Wallays (BEL/Topsport Vlaanderen) 4hr 35min 59sec, 2. Edward Theuns (BEL) at 2sec, 3. Dylan van Baarle (NED) same time, 4. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) 4, 5. Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL) 1:20, 6. Tiesj Benoot (BEL) 1:29, 7. Cyril Lemoine (FRA) s.t., 8. Jens Debusschere (BEL) s.t., 9. Nikolas Maes (BEL) s.t., 10. Aleksei Tcatevich (RUS) s.t.Selected others18. Niki Terpstra ...


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