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NBA: Desperate Warriors Beat Thunder to Stay Alive

Stephen Curry scored 31 points as the defending champion Golden State Warriors kept their record-setting season alive with a 120-111 win over Oklahoma City in game five of their Western Conference playoff.

Curry, who has been plagued by injuries throughout the postseason, saved his best game of the series for Thursday night as he also had seven rebounds and six assists.

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Murray Looking for Quick Way around Giant Karlovic

Andy Murray will be hoping he can see off giant Ivo Karlovic in straight sets as the French Open third round gets underway at Roland Garros on Friday having battled hard to get through his first two rounds.

The second-seed, seeking a first tournament win in Paris to go with his 2012 U.S. Open and 2013 Wimbledon wins, has spent on court a total of 7 hours 15 minutes spread over two five-setters against Czech veteran Radek Stepanek and French wildcard Mathias Bourgue.

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Five Classic Real Madrid-Atletico Madrid Derbies

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid clash in the Champions League final for the second time in three years in Milan on Saturday.

AFP Sports selects five of the best Madrid derbies of all time between the first two sides ever to compete a Champions League final from the same city:

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Bale finally at Home with Real Stardom

On the eve of his second Champions League final since joining Real Madrid, Welsh star Gareth Bale admitted he is more at home with the fame and demands at the world's richest club.

Bale's time in the Spanish capital has been marked by severe highs and lows.

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Eyes on 11th Champions League Crown, Insists Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo insists personal goals will be put to one side as Real Madrid seek to embellish their incredible European record with victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday.

Ronaldo, a three-time world player of the year, has never scored a goal at the San Siro but has the chance to match and surpass his own record of scoring 17 Champions League goals in a season.

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Galatasaray Win Turkish Cup

Galatasaray beat city rivals Fenerbahce 1-0 in the Turkish Cup final at Antalya on Thursday thanks to a first-half goal from German striker Lukas Podolski.

It was Galatasaray's third straight Cup victory and the 17th time they have won the competition in all.

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Mourinho's Man Utd Link Boosts Mega-Transfer Hopes

The prospect of Jose Mourinho becoming Manchester United's next boss has unleashed hopes across Europe of a mega-spending spree by the English giants to get back into the elite.

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Ronaldo, the Skinny Kid who Brought Fame to Funchal

A car park with a spectacular view of Funchal bay now stands on the site of the house where Cristiano Ronaldo grew up and became a football genius in the dusty streets.

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Love him or Hate him, Mourinho Set for United

Jose Mourinho will be faced with a litany of problems once the polarizing Portuguese manager finally starts his Manchester United reign later this week.

Mourinho could be confirmed as United's new boss as early as Wednesday after his agent Jorge Mendes met the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for talks in London on Tuesday.

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Madrid Stars Thriving under Zidane's Free Reign

Just five months into his first senior managerial role, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is already living up to the unenviable task of matching his credentials as one of the finest players of his generation.

Fourteen years on from the sumptuous volley that rippled a rain-soaked net at Hampden Park in Glasgow to hand Real their ninth European Cup over Bayer Leverkusen, he can become just the seventh man to win the Champions League as a player and a coach with victory over Atletico Madrid at Milan's San Siro on Saturday.

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