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Brown matches career playoff high with 40 points, Celtics beat Pacers to take 2-0 lead in East

Jaylen Brown was a big enough problem for the Indiana Pacers even before an All-NBA snub that may have given him an added desire to show how much he can do for the Boston Celtics.

"I think he cares about it in a way that motivates him, and I think he doesn't really care about it at all," Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla said after watching Brown match his playoff career high of 40 points in Boston's 126-110 victory over Indiana in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night.

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Man United goalkeeper Andre Onana had to protect his mental health after poor start at the club

In his own words, Andre Onana arrived at Manchester United last year as the "best goalkeeper in the world."

Within weeks his reputation had taken a battering and he was left needing to protect his mental health.

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Real Madrid wraps up Spanish league season against Betis before focusing on Champions League final

Real Madrid will have one more chance to prepare for its upcoming Champions League final when it hosts Real Betis in a meaningless game that concludes their Spanish league season on Saturday.

Madrid claimed its 36th domestic league crown three weeks ago, and since then coach Carlo Ancelotti has rotated his squad to reduce the the risk of injuries to his starters.

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Barcelona parts way with Xavi, one month after coach had reversed decision to step down

First, he wanted out. Then he opted to stay. Finally, Barcelona said enough is enough and decided to part ways.

One month after Xavi Hernández said he would continue on as Barcelona coach despite a disappointing season, the Spanish club told the former midfield great it did not want him back.

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Djokovic celebrates 37th birthday with 1,100th win

Novak Djokovic celebrated his 37th birthday on Wednesday with the 1,100th win of his career as he gears up for his French Open title defense, progressing to the Geneva quarter-finals.

The world number one downed Germany's Yannick Hanfmann 6-3, 6-3 in the second round at the Parc des Eaux-Vives grounds.

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Congress committee urges FBI to investigate China swimming cases

U.S. lawmakers have urged the FBI and the Department of Justice to investigate the cases of 23 Chinese swimmers who tested positive for a banned substance before the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 but were allowed to compete.

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Bayern Munich on verge of naming Kompany as coach

Bayern Munich are close to completing a shock move for Burnley boss Vincent Kompany to replace Thomas Tuchel as coach, German and English media reported on Wednesday.

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Doncic leads strong close by Mavericks for 108-105 win over Wolves in Game 1 of West finals

Luka Doncic led a strong finish for the Dallas Mavericks, swishing crucial shots down the stretch, drawing a couple of fouls and even playing strong defense.

The Mavericks might not be the favorites in yet another series, but they stole home-court advantage from the Minnesota Timberwolves with this promising start.

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Serie A champion Inter facing nervous wait as deadline passes for loan repayment to Oaktree

Just two days after celebrating its Serie A title win, Inter Milan and its fans face a nervous wait to see what will happen with the club.

Club owner Suning and Inter president Steven Zhang could lose control of the Nerazzurri if they fail to repay a debt of nearly 400 million euros ($434 million) to American investment fund Oaktree.

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Rashford left out of England's provisional Euro 2024 squad after disappointing season

Marcus Rashford was left out of England's provisional squad for the European Championship on Tuesday.

The Manchester United striker has paid the price for a disappointing season at club level and failed to make the cut for Gareth Southgate's initial 33-man selection.

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