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Exeter City 3-1 Lincoln City (3-1 agg): Grecians earn place in Wembley play-off final with convincing win

Exeter City 3-1 Lincoln City (3-1 agg): Grecians earn place in Wembley play-off final with convincing win

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Fans celebrated the win with a pitch invasion Thursday, May 17, 2018 Exeter booked their place in the Sky Bet League Two play-off final with a 3-1 victory over Lincoln at St James Park. After a goalless draw in the first leg, Exeter held a narrow lead at the break thanks to Jayden Stockley's neat finish. Hiram Boateng doubled the home side's advantage early in the second half before Ryan Harley finished off Lincoln, who did give their travelling fans something to cheer when Matt Green netted late on. Exeter will face Notts County or Coventry at Wembley on May 28. Let's block ads! (Why?)
Derby beat Fulham in play-off semi-final first leg

Derby beat Fulham in play-off semi-final first leg

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Cameron Jerome scored his fifth goal in four games as Derby County gained the advantage in an intriguing Championship play-off semi-final against Fulham.Jerome powered home a delightful header from Craig Forsyth's cross following a slick first-half move.Fulham bossed possession throughout, but only managed two shots on target. Kevin McDonald came closest to a leveller with a sumptuous first-time shot that hit the bar, but the Rams lead going into Monday's second leg.Relive Derby's first-leg victory over FulhamA bright start by the Londoners, with midfielders Tom Cairney and Stefan Johansen prominent, set the tone for the first leg and suggested their final-day failure to clinch automatic prom...
Pelicans fighting for playoff life vs. Warriors

Pelicans fighting for playoff life vs. Warriors

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Two teams that could be first-round opponents in the upcoming NBA playoffs square off Saturday night when the New Orleans Pelicans take on the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors (57-22) are locked into the No. 2 seeding in the Western Conference. They will have the home-court advantage against the seventh seed in the first round starting next weekend. The Pelicans (45-34), meanwhile, are among six teams battling for the final five playoff spots in the West. They will begin the day Saturday tied with San Antonio (45-34) and Oklahoma City (45-34) for fifth place, with Minnesota (45-35) and Denver (44-35) close behind. One of the five won't make the postseason. New Orleans, which is seeking its first playoff spot since 2015, will be playing the second day of a back-to-back...
Nuggets have playoff spot in mind facing Lakers

Nuggets have playoff spot in mind facing Lakers

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The Denver Nuggets enter their game at the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday in a three-way tie for eighth place in the Western Conference with 15 games remaining. The Nuggets (37-30) have won two in a row, including a 125-116 win against the visiting Lakers on Friday. Denver enters Tuesday with the same record as the Utah Jazz and also tied in the standings with the Los Angeles Clippers (36-29), who have played two fewer games. The Nuggets have not qualified for the postseason since 2013. "We're getting there," Denver coach Michael Malone told reporters after a 130-104 win against the visiting Sacramento Kings on Sunday. "Every game, I think we're moving forward." The Lakers (30-36) are coming off an impressive 127-113 win against the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. Even with the loss...
Middlesbrough 3-0 Leeds United: Bamford hits hat-trick as Boro move into play-off places

Middlesbrough 3-0 Leeds United: Bamford hits hat-trick as Boro move into play-off places

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Middlesbrough climbed into the Championship play-off positions as Patrick Bamford's first career hat-trick secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Leeds.The temperature might have been well below freezing, but Bamford was in red-hot form as he made it six goals in his last three games with a well-taken treble.His first two goals arrived before the interval, effectively ending Leeds' meek resistance, and he completed his hat-trick midway through the second half as he rolled home a loose ball from inside the area.The victory lifted Middlesbrough ahead of Sheffield United on goal difference, and ensured they headed into the weekend in a top-six berth for the first time since mid-November.The Riverside ground-staff had worked tirelessly in the 24 hours prior to kick-off, clearing snow from the pitc...