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  • LeBron flattered by billboards asking him to join 76ers

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  • Dirk Nowitzki disagrees with Mavs owner Mark Cuban on tanking: You don't want culture of quitting

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  • Three billboards in Cleveland, Ohio, bought to entice LeBron James to move on to Philadelphia

    Three billboards in Cleveland, Ohio, have been bought to entice LeBron James to move on to Philadelphia.

  • Sources: Kawhi Leonard back working with Spurs

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  • Lakers match last season's win total in 21 fewer games

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  • Kyrie Irving, Celtics find renewed focus after All-Star break

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  • Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly ripped race suit on Halo

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    Antonio Conte says his father reminded him to always show "the right anger" on the touchline after watching Chelsea's limp performance vs. Watford.

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    Jupp Heynckes said Bayern Munich can "live with the point" after a goalless draw with Hertha Berlin ended their 14-game winning streak.

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    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will wear a yellow ribbon for the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal despite his Football Association charge.

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    Jan Vertonghen has stopped sulking and improved his mentality to become one of the best centre-backs in Europe, according to Mauricio Pochettino.

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    "I'm not worried, 21 goals is not bad at all and I don't measure the players' performances the same way you do."

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  • Bulls overcome 18-point deficit only to lose to visiting 76ers in final seconds

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  • Stephen Curry leads Warriors past Clippers in final meeting of regular season

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  • Analysis: Ferrari targets improvements in all areas

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  • Arsenal punished for poor performance but avoid catastrophe vs. Ostersunds

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    Former Real Madrid midfielder Guti believes Neymar needs to play for Real Madrid to reach new heights in his career.

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    Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi has claimed he was the subject of alleged racist chants from Atalanta fans during Thursday's Europa League game.

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    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has admitted that winger Yannick Carrasco could be set to leave the club for China.

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    David De Gea's former Manchester United teammate Rio Ferdinand admitted the players had doubts about the Spain No. 1 when he first arrived in 2011.

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    Henrikh Mkhitaryan has told ESPN FC that Arsenal can secure Champions League qualification without having to rely on Europa League success.

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