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LeBron lifts Cavs to historic second-half rally

3:41 AM ET INDIANAPOLIS — One of the greatest comebacks in NBA playoff history occurred with LeBron James on the court for every single minute of the second half with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love not seeing a second of playing time in the fourth quarter on Thursday. The Cleveland Cavaliers erased a 25-point deficit, the largest halftime margin ever overcome in the postseason, to beat the Indiana Pacers119-114 and go up 3-0 in their first-round series. James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists and two blocks as ...

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Kawhi Leonard game-winner lifts Spurs, puts him in exclusive company

1:19 AM ET SAN ANTONIO — Visual evidence indicates Kawhi Leonard lifted his pivot foot ever so slightly when backing down Paul George to nail the game-winning bucket Wednesday in the San Antonio Spurs‘ 100-99 triumph over the Indiana Pacers. Even Pacers coach Nate McMillan “thought he traveled before he took that shot.” Regardless, where Leonard heads now is into San Antonio’s history books. He joined an exclusive club with a 31-point effort against Indiana, making him the fourth player in franchise history to produce 20 games with 30-plus points ...

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Budapest museum lifts lid on Houdini's magic, Hungarian roots

Even almost 100 years after his death, the name Harry Houdini is synonymous with escapology, but less is known about his first great escape – how he left his Hungarian home as a child for a new life in the United States. The House of Houdini, a museum in Budapest’s historic Castle district, seeks to shed light on the illusionist’s roots with a display of memorabilia and a research team tracking down documents about his life. “He was of course the greatest escape artist history ever had … but I ...

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Berry's 'pick 2' lifts Chiefs in homecoming win

6:37 PM ET ATLANTA — Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry said last week that his concern for Sunday’s game against the Falcons was his ability to hold things together emotionally for his first NFL game in his hometown. Berry acknowledged he “shed a few tears before the game, I shed a few during the game and I shed a few after,” but he held his emotions together long enough to make two of the biggest plays in Sunday’s 29-28 Chiefs victory. Falcons WR Julio Jones suffered what coach Dan ...

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Exclusive: U.N. lifts North Korea sanctions on four ships at China's request

Chinese ambassador Liu Jieyi addresses the United Nations Security Council on North Korea at the United Nations Headquarters in New York March 2, 2016. Reuters/Brendan McDermid The U.N. Security Council agreed on Monday to a Chinese request to remove sanctions on four ships the United Nations had blacklisted for ties to Pyongyang’s arms trade. The agreement came after China secured assurances the vessels would not use North Korean crews, a U.S. official said. China asked the United States on March 16 for help removing the ships from the U.N. blacklist, ...

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Asia jumps as cautious Fed lifts risk appetite, dollar on defensive

A pedestrian looks at an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 26, 2016. Reuters/Yuya Shino Asian shares gained across the board on Thursday as risk appetite revived after the Federal Reserve reduced the number of interest rate hikes expected this year, while the dollar nursed substantial losses. Spreadbetters saw the upward momentum for equities being retained in Europe, forecasting a higher open for Britain’s FTSE .FTSE, Germany’s DAX .GDAXI and ...

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Asia rises after cold spell lifts oil, dollar stands tall

A man (3rd L) looks at an electronic stock quotation board as passers-by walk past, outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan January 20, 2016. Reuters/Toru Hanai Asian stocks on Monday moved further away from four-year lows struck last week, as a cold spell in parts of the northern hemisphere pushed oil prices higher and relieved some of the bearish pressure on global markets. World equities also took heart from the European Central Bank last week signalling additional monetary easing steps to come, raising hopes that other central banks, like the ...

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Asia rises after cold spell lifts oil, dollar stands tall

A man (3rd L) looks at an electronic stock quotation board as passers-by walk past, outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan January 20, 2016. Reuters/Toru Hanai Asian stocks on Monday moved further away from four-year lows struck last week, as a cold spell in parts of the northern hemisphere pushed oil prices higher and relieved some of the bearish pressure on global markets. World equities also took heart from the European Central Bank last week signalling additional monetary easing steps to come, raising hopes that other central banks, like the ...

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