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Pacquiao for president, Cork hurling happiness and the rest of the week's best sportswriting
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# Good Reads

Pacquiao for president, Cork hurling happiness and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Aug 22nd 2021, 8:30 AM 3,870 Views 0 Comments

Enjoy some our favourite reads from the last week.

Basketball's '21/22 National League season to finally begin in October
# Green Light
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# Green Light

Basketball's '21/22 National League season to finally begin in October

Aug 16th 2021, 2:20 PM 2,591 Views 0 Comments

Senior Super League and Division One clubs will be allowed to resume collective training from this day next week, 23 August.

Ireland win European Championship for Small Countries after victory over Malta
# Swish
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# Swish

Ireland win European Championship for Small Countries after victory over Malta

Aug 15th 2021, 10:35 PM 16,813 Views 7 Comments

The result completes the double for head coach Mark Keenan, who won the 1994 Promotions Cup as Ireland captain.

Curry to stay with Warriors as Carmelo joins LeBron: reports
# NBA
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# NBA

Curry to stay with Warriors as Carmelo joins LeBron: reports

Aug 3rd 2021, 9:35 PM 5,107 Views 3 Comments

Curry will sign a four-year deal worth $215 million with the Warriors, his agent told ESPN.

USA lose first men's Olympic basketball game since 2004
# Upset
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# Upset

USA lose first men's Olympic basketball game since 2004

Jul 25th 2021, 5:28 PM 13,344 Views 12 Comments

NBA All-Star Kevin Durant was held to just 10 points in the first-round game against France.

Bucks level NBA Finals series against Suns in Game 4 thriller
# Call It A Comeback
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# Call It A Comeback

Bucks level NBA Finals series against Suns in Game 4 thriller

Jul 15th 2021, 7:56 AM 2,754 Views 0 Comments

Khris Middleton scored 40 points as the Bucks won 109-103.

Basketball Ireland condemns 'disgraceful' online comments aimed at women's U20 side
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# Online Abuse

Basketball Ireland condemns 'disgraceful' online comments aimed at women's U20 side

Jul 14th 2021, 12:28 PM 14,281 Views 5 Comments

‘Our players and coaching staff have dedicated a lot of time and effort to represent their country.’

Devin Booker stars as the Suns blow away the Bucks in Game 2
# NBA Finals
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# NBA Finals

Devin Booker stars as the Suns blow away the Bucks in Game 2

Jul 9th 2021, 8:12 AM 2,508 Views 0 Comments

Phoenix are two wins from the NBA title.

Chris Paul shines as Phoenix Suns take Game 1 over Milwaukee Bucks
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# NBA Finals

Chris Paul shines as Phoenix Suns take Game 1 over Milwaukee Bucks

Jul 7th 2021, 8:07 AM 2,305 Views 1 Comment

The Suns won 118-105 as they set after their first NBA title.

Milwaukee Bucks hold off Atlanta Hawks to clinch third NBA Finals appearance
# Eastern Promise
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# Eastern Promise

Milwaukee Bucks hold off Atlanta Hawks to clinch third NBA Finals appearance

Jul 4th 2021, 9:28 AM 2,875 Views 0 Comments

The Bucks will return to the finals for the first time since 1974.

Mayo football star one of two uncapped players in Ireland basketball squad for Europeans
# Baller
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# Baller

Mayo football star one of two uncapped players in Ireland basketball squad for Europeans

Jul 1st 2021, 12:08 PM 7,151 Views 1 Comment

Head coach James Weldon has named his 12-strong side, with some big names in there.

Phoenix Suns canter into NBA Finals with defeat of Los Angeles Clippers
# Phoenix Night
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# Phoenix Night

Phoenix Suns canter into NBA Finals with defeat of Los Angeles Clippers

Jul 1st 2021, 8:46 AM 2,800 Views 2 Comments

The victors will face either the Milwaukee Bucks or Atlanta Hawks in the Finals.

Los Angeles Clippers defeat Phoenix Suns in do-or-die NBA playoff game
# LA Night
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# LA Night

Los Angeles Clippers defeat Phoenix Suns in do-or-die NBA playoff game

Jun 29th 2021, 8:53 AM 2,147 Views 0 Comments

The Suns had led the best-of-seven series 3-1.

Victory in LA leaves Phoenix Suns on brink of first NBA finals in 28 years
# Order Of The Phoenix
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# Order Of The Phoenix

Victory in LA leaves Phoenix Suns on brink of first NBA finals in 28 years

Jun 27th 2021, 9:33 AM 2,864 Views 0 Comments

The Suns can finish the job with another win over the Clippers back in Phoenix on Monday.

Suns break Clippers' hearts in Game 2 with last-second alley-oop
# Best In The West
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# Best In The West

Suns break Clippers' hearts in Game 2 with last-second alley-oop

Jun 23rd 2021, 8:20 AM 2,222 Views 0 Comments

Phoenix open up 2-0 lead in Western Conference finals.

Harlem Globetrotters want to join NBA as expansion franchise
# Hoop Dreams
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# Hoop Dreams

Harlem Globetrotters want to join NBA as expansion franchise

Jun 22nd 2021, 9:22 PM 10,423 Views 9 Comments

There is speculation the NBA is considering adding a 31st team to the league.

Booker's 40-point triple-double gives Suns edge over Clippers
# Best Of The West
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# Best Of The West

Booker's 40-point triple-double gives Suns edge over Clippers

Jun 21st 2021, 1:02 AM 1,698 Views 0 Comments

The Suns beat the Clippers 120-114 in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

Clippers rally to oust top seeded Jazz, Sixers set stage for game 7
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# NBA

Clippers rally to oust top seeded Jazz, Sixers set stage for game 7

Jun 19th 2021, 9:36 AM 1,529 Views 3 Comments

The fourth seeded Clippers won their four straight match.

Milwaukee Bucks force series decider after 104-89 victory over Brooklyn Nets
# Greek Freak
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# Greek Freak

Milwaukee Bucks force series decider after 104-89 victory over Brooklyn Nets

Jun 18th 2021, 7:45 AM 1,952 Views 2 Comments

Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo combined for 68 points at the Fiserv Forum.

Atlanta Hawks capitalise on 76ers collapse to edge ahead in series
# Ball Don't Lie
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# Ball Don't Lie

Atlanta Hawks capitalise on 76ers collapse to edge ahead in series

Jun 17th 2021, 8:13 AM 1,739 Views 0 Comments

The Hawks outscored the Sixers 40-19 in the fourth quarter.

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George lead the way as Clippers revive playoff bid
# Too Jazzy
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# Too Jazzy

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George lead the way as Clippers revive playoff bid

Jun 13th 2021, 9:18 AM 1,919 Views 0 Comments

A comprehensive win over Utah Jazz in game three.

Embiid scores 27 as Sixers roll over Hawks in front of 16,400 fans, Suns rout Nuggets
# NBA
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# NBA

Embiid scores 27 as Sixers roll over Hawks in front of 16,400 fans, Suns rout Nuggets

Jun 12th 2021, 9:22 AM 1,446 Views 0 Comments

The Denver Nuggets are now facing elimination.

Bucks hang on to beat Nets, Jazz down Clippers in NBA playoffs
# Wrap
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# Wrap

Bucks hang on to beat Nets, Jazz down Clippers in NBA playoffs

Jun 11th 2021, 7:51 AM 1,863 Views 0 Comments

Khris Middleton scored 35 points and two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo bagged 33 as the Bucks trimmed the deficit in the best-of-seven series to 2-1.

Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic named runaway winner of 2021 NBA MVP
# The MVP
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# The MVP

Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic named runaway winner of 2021 NBA MVP

Jun 9th 2021, 9:03 AM 3,438 Views 1 Comment

Serbian centre is the lowest draft pick ever to win the MVP award.

Donovan Mitchell leads Utah Jazz to victory in Game 1 thriller against LA Clippers
# Don Deal
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# Don Deal

Donovan Mitchell leads Utah Jazz to victory in Game 1 thriller against LA Clippers

Jun 9th 2021, 8:17 AM 1,414 Views 0 Comments

The Jazz dug out a three-point win over their Western Conference rivals.

Brooklyn Nets defy early Harden exit to seize lead over Milwaukee Bucks
# Net Gains
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# Net Gains

Brooklyn Nets defy early Harden exit to seize lead over Milwaukee Bucks

Jun 6th 2021, 9:28 AM 2,560 Views 0 Comments

Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant combined for 54 points in a 115-107 victory for the Nets.

Kawhi Leonard and Clippers force Mavericks series to Game 7 on Sunday
# LA Story
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# LA Story

Kawhi Leonard and Clippers force Mavericks series to Game 7 on Sunday

Jun 5th 2021, 9:41 AM 1,960 Views 2 Comments

Leonard finished with 45 points and went five for nine from three.

Dame Lillard delivered an all-time great NBA playoff performance - and the Blazers still lost
# Blaze Of Glory
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# Blaze Of Glory

Dame Lillard delivered an all-time great NBA playoff performance - and the Blazers still lost

Jun 2nd 2021, 7:58 AM 3,590 Views 1 Comment

Lillard sent the game to overtime, and then to double-overtime, finishing with 55 points before the Nuggets prevailed.

Brooklyn Nets close in on series win as Big Three breeze past Boston, fan arrested for throwing water bottle
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# NBA Playoffs

Brooklyn Nets close in on series win as Big Three breeze past Boston, fan arrested for throwing water bottle

May 31st 2021, 8:08 AM 3,117 Views 5 Comments

Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden combined for 104 points.

Derrick Rose leads the way as New York Knicks win first play-off game since 2013
# New York State Of Mind
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# New York State Of Mind

Derrick Rose leads the way as New York Knicks win first play-off game since 2013

May 27th 2021, 8:01 AM 2,452 Views 2 Comments

The Utah Jazz also levelled against the Memphis Grizzlies and the Philadelphia 76ers had a second straight victory over the Washington Wizards.

Los Angeles Lakers rally late to level first-round series with Phoenix Suns
# LA Story
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# LA Story

Los Angeles Lakers rally late to level first-round series with Phoenix Suns

May 26th 2021, 7:52 AM 2,871 Views 7 Comments

The Californians had to hold off their resurgent hosts in the second half.

Devin Booker leads Phoenix Suns to victory over Los Angeles Lakers
# Hoops
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# Hoops

Devin Booker leads Phoenix Suns to victory over Los Angeles Lakers

May 24th 2021, 8:54 AM 2,961 Views 1 Comment

There was late drama at Madison Square Garden as the Atlanta Hawks clinched a narrow win over the New York Knicks.

Last-gasp Middleton gives Bucks play-off advantage against the Heat
# Late Late Show
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# Late Late Show

Last-gasp Middleton gives Bucks play-off advantage against the Heat

May 23rd 2021, 9:31 AM 2,279 Views 5 Comments

Milwaukee prevailed to draw first blood against Miami after a dramatic overtime finish.

Milwaukee Bucks edge closer to second seed in East with defeat of Miami Heat
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# NBA

Milwaukee Bucks edge closer to second seed in East with defeat of Miami Heat

May 16th 2021, 9:44 AM 1,427 Views 0 Comments

The Bucks, currently third in the East, could snatch second seeding if they beat the Chicago Bulls.

New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks clinch places in NBA playoffs
# Playoff Picture
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# Playoff Picture

New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks clinch places in NBA playoffs

May 13th 2021, 8:28 AM 1,810 Views 0 Comments

The Lakers kept their hopes of a top-six spot alive with a narrow win over Houston.

Russell Westbrook sets new triple-double record in Washington Wizards’ loss
# Westbrook In Record Books
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# Westbrook In Record Books

Russell Westbrook sets new triple-double record in Washington Wizards’ loss

May 11th 2021, 7:41 AM 2,371 Views 1 Comment

Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson’s 47-year-old record despite a one-point defeat to the Atlanta Hawks.

Anthony Davis leads LA Lakers to victory over Phoenix Suns
# Hoops
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# Hoops

Anthony Davis leads LA Lakers to victory over Phoenix Suns

May 10th 2021, 7:56 AM 1,926 Views 0 Comments

Despite again missing LeBron James, the defending champions won 123-110 to boost their play-off prospects.

Brooklyn Nets rally from 21-point deficit to defeat the Denver Nuggets
# Business End
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# Business End

Brooklyn Nets rally from 21-point deficit to defeat the Denver Nuggets

May 9th 2021, 10:10 AM 1,879 Views 0 Comments

A 16-point scoring spree from Blake Griffin sparked Brooklyn’s resurgence.

Paul George leads from the front as Clippers beat Lakers in LA battle
# LA Story
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# LA Story

Paul George leads from the front as Clippers beat Lakers in LA battle

May 7th 2021, 8:10 AM 1,714 Views 0 Comments

There were also wins for the Mavericks and Warriors.

Phoenix Suns edge closer to top of West by snapping New York Knicks’ hot streak
# Suns Shine
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# Suns Shine

Phoenix Suns edge closer to top of West by snapping New York Knicks’ hot streak

Apr 27th 2021, 8:39 AM 1,423 Views 0 Comments

Devin Booker scored 33 points as the Suns bounced back from successive defeats.

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