How PSG’s 5th league title in 6 seasons was a procession

PSG’s league title win with five games to spare was a procession, one which started from the moment Monaco sold the spine of its title-winning side last summer. While Monaco made a small fortune selling for 360 million euros ($440 million), PSG broke the world record by signing Neymar from Barcelona for 222 million euros ($260 million) and further weakened Monaco by signing its teen star Kylian Mbappe in a deal worth $180 million ($216 million). Selling Mbappe to its chief rival merely underlined how Monaco fought so little to keep its title, seemingly favoring making a huge profit over competing strongly. With Lyon and Marseille both prone to inconsistency… Read More

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Eric Staal’s revival all thanks to move to Minnesota

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Raptors’ Nogueira comes up big in surprise playoff appearance

Like everyone else at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday evening Lucas ‘Bebe’ Nogueira had no idea he was going to get put in the game either. The Toronto Raptors were trailing by one to the Washington Wizards. Toronto had last won a series opening game when Barak Obama was still a senator. There were 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter, neither of the Raptors other big men were injured or in foul trouble and – perhaps most pertinently – the big Brazilian who wears heart on his sleeve and mostly like has a few tattooed elsewhere, hadn’t been on the floor once for the previous 38 minutes. Anytime… Read More

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NBA playoffs: Warriors’ relying on Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala as playmakers

Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. OAKLAND – The three players are different in stature and skill level. Kevin Durant has remained one of the top NBA’s scorers. Draymond Green has become one of the NBA’s toughest defenders. And Andre Iguodala has evolved from an All-Star player to a key reserve. Yet, Durant, Green and Iguodala all share something in common. They all operate as some of the Warriors’ most important playmakers. That dynamic largely explains why the Warriors enter Game 2 of their first-round series against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday at Oracle Arena with a 1-0 lead. The Warriors logged… Read More

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