The Denver Nuggets‘ comeback dreams remain alive.

The darlings of the bubble have done the unimaginable already as the first team in league history to win from trailing 3-1 in a best-of-seven series twice. But no team has ever fought back from down 3-0, and the Nuggets avoided having to try and become the first thanks to their 114-106 win to make it 2-1 going into Game 4 on Thursday night. They have to like their chances given they likely should have won Game 2. The Lakers remain the favourites, but the Nuggets don’t care about that and they

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RIDGEDALE, Mo. — Justin Thomas won his six-hole singles match and was closest to the pin on the decisive final hole as he and Tiger Woods won an exhibition match Tuesday that served as the grand opening of the Woods-designed Payne’s Valley Golf Course at Big Cedar Lodge.

The televised event was called the Payne’s Valley Cup, after the course Woods designed in the Ozarks. It was the first public course in the United States for Tiger Woods Design.

The money raised went to the Payne Stewart Family Foundation. The course at Big Cedar Lodge was named in honour of

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Coach Thierry Henry simply wants his Montreal Impact squad to keep 11 players on the field for an entire game when they kick off against the New England Revolution on Wednesday.

Three games in a row, the Impact (5-6-1) have gone down a man after taking a red card.

“We lost, as they say in English, our marbles,” Henry told reporters Tuesday.

The most recent incident saw Romell Quioto ejected from Sunday’s match in the 15th minute after he elbowed Philadelphia’s Mark McKenzie in the head. Quioto had scored just five minutes before, giving Montreal an early 1-0 lead. The

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ROME — Do not count the WTA among those who were either surprised or upset that Simona Halep earned 10 euros (about $12) less than Novak Djokovic did for winning the Italian Open.

On Tuesday, a day after the two finals in Rome, a spokeswoman for the women’s professional tour — much like the head of the tournament itself — basically shrugged off the discrepancy, chalking it up to a matter of math.

“This comes down to a simple rounding situation, that’s all,” WTA spokeswoman Amy Binder wrote in an email to The Associated Press.

A year ago, the difference

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MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Two moments were key for Bryson DeChambeau winning the U.S. Open.

The first one was early in the week, when he played a practice round at Winged Foot with Phil Mickelson. By then, DeChambeau already was sold on his plan of hitting driver every chance he could because it would be difficult for him and everyone else to hit many fairways.

But it was during that practice round that Mickelson shared his experiences from 2006, when Lefty hit only one fairway in the final round and still nearly won.

“He said, `In 2006, I had the best

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