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In the NFL, controversial running back Adrian Peterson has spoken publicly to reveal just why he opted out of Minnesota Vikings OTAs.
Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers' opponents for the NBA Finals have been set after the Western Conference came to a close and the NHL Playoffs are heading for two huge Game Sevens this week.
We begin in the NFL where Adrian Peterson has played down rumors linking him to a trade away from the Minnesota Vikings.
Reports earlier this week suggested that the running back’s decision not to attend OTAs was in order to force a move, but Peterson has denied this is the case – claiming instead that his absence is to help secure his future with the Vikings.
Peterson's comments must surely be taken as a positive for Vikings fans and they arrive less than 24 hours after head coach Mike Zimmer laid down the law to the running back. Zimmer said yesterday that Adrian Peterson only had two options; play for Minnesota or don't play at all.
After months of speculation it certainly appears things are moving more toward AP suiting up for the Vikings come Week One of the 2015 season.
Across to the NBA, and the Golden State Warriors are celebrating making their first NBA Finals for four decades after beating the Rockets 104-90 last night to secure a 4-1 series win out West. Steph Curry and co will now take on the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Larry O’Brian Trophy.
Sticking with the Warriors, and the team will be sweating on the health of Klay Thompson ahead of Game One of the Finals. The key man has been diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms after a taking a knee to the head during the Rockets contest.
And finally, in the NHL playoffs, the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks will need a Game Seven to decide their Western Conference Finals series after Chicago levelled up the tie with a 5-2 win last night.
The New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning are also tied up at 3-3 in the East.
NFL fans: Do you think Adrian Peterson will be the top running back in the league next season? Have your say in the comments below...
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