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Sport in brief: May 14, 2024

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Jayson Tatum hit 33 points as Boston beat injury-hit Cleveland 109-102 to move 3-1 up in their best of seven Eastern Conference semi-final play-offs.

In the west Oklahoma City edged Dallas 100-96 to square their series at 2-2.

Minnesota travel to defending NBA champions Denver tomorrow morning with the score at 2-2 and Indiana are also level at 2-2 before their game at the New York Knicks.

MEN’S CRICKET: Defending champions Surrey moved 21 points clear in the County Championship Division One after Dom Sibley and Ollie Pope completed their nine wicket victory over Warwickshire on Monday.

Kent survived to claim a draw with Worcester at Canterbury, bottom of the table Lancashire lost by nine wickets at Nottingham to remain without a win and new-boys Durham preserved their unbeaten start after drawing with Hampshire.

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: A fortnight since Chelsea manager Gemma Hayes conceded the Super League title to Manchester City the Blues have a chance to move top of the table on goal difference tomorrow evening with a win over Tottenham at Brisbane Road.

The final round of Super League fixtures on Saturday will see Manchester City travelling to Aston Villa while Chelsea visit FA Cup winners Manchester United.

SPEEDWAY: Ipswich Witches edged to a 46-44 win at defending champions Sheffield on Monday evening to preserve their two point Premiership lead.

On a night when the lead changed hands five times Ipswich gained their first success in South Yorkshire since 2014 despite Tai Woffinden top-scoring with 14 points for the hosts.

Second-placed Belle Vue stuffed Oxford 51-39 and Birmingham’s match with King’s Lynn was postponed due to the wet weather.

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