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Warriors strongly favored in Las Vegas over Cavs for NBA Finals
- May 29, 2017

Jordan has had a slightly tougher road because of a more brutal Eastern Conference in the 1990s, but James' matchups in The Finals explain why he is just 3-4 and still chasing Jordan's six rings. But going into the Finals , you have to have a lot more confidence in Love than you did this time a year ago. He and the Cavs will have their hands full as they face Durant and the Warriors' high-powered offense. (more...)
Exeter becomes English rugby champion for first time Exeter becomes English rugby champion for first time
- May 29, 2017

I just had to go through my processes and my technique and hopefully it would stand up firm. England wing Nowell, who scored Exeter's opening try in a pulsating 23-20 victory over Wasps that was only decided after 20 minutes of extra-time, barely had time to celebrate before switching his thoughts from domestic glory to British and Irish Lions business in New Zealand as the squad assembled a day ahead of departure. (more...)
United facing a defining moment - Jones United facing a defining moment - Jones
- May 28, 2017

Ander Herrera has thanked Gary Neville and credited the former Manchester United star for inspiring the Spain star to turn himself into a mainstay of Jose Mourinho's side. The Spain worldwide pipped top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and world record signing Paul Pogba to United's Player of the Season award in his third campaign at the club, in which he has grown into one of Mourinho's most loyal disciples. (more...)
Armed police guarding FA Cup final after Manchester bomb
- May 28, 2017

Arsenal's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny and Arsenal's Spanish defender Nacho Monreal lift the FA Cup trophy as Arsenal players celebrate their victory over Chelsea in the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London on May 27, 2017 . (more...)
Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery
- May 28, 2017

The Cavaliers completed the regular season in a somnambulatory state, counting on their ability to improve their level of play when it mattered most. "We just kept grinding". "Like I have an extra bone or something, like doctor talk", Thomas said. We will use it as motivation, but the idea of playing into it? Simple as that. (more...)
Dodt leads EPGA golf event by one shot Dodt leads EPGA golf event by one shot
- May 28, 2017

The Italian finished strongly, with back-to-back birdies at 17 and 18 moving him level at the summit. Dodt bogeyed his fourth hole but then played the next 14 holes in five-under as he closed in on a third European Tour victory and becoming the first Australian to win the prestigious event since 1990 when Mike Harwood reigned supreme. (more...)
Moussa Dembele declared fit to play in Scottish Cup final
- May 28, 2017

We had our 208th session today of which in the main the players have been available for majority. You could never of sat down - any manager - coming in at the beginning of the season and wrote down what we would have done. "To be honest, Scott Brown has taken up a hell of a position, so I don't think I could have played it anywhere else". We also put a lot of pressure on them but they also showed in the last game what they are capable of and we have to focus on that to make sure we are ... (more...)
Ander Herrera says Ibrahimovic can help Manchester United to Europa League win Ander Herrera says Ibrahimovic can help Manchester United to Europa League win
- May 27, 2017

Ibrahimovic arrived at the Red Devils from Paris Saint-Germain on a 12-month contract at the start of the season amid doubts about his age and whether he would be able to keep up with the speed of the Premier League . He is 100 percent sure he will be back because he can not stop winning. And, because of the fact he will turn 36 in October, Mourinho thinks there is no guarantee that he will come back from his injury at his brilliant best. (more...)
James says Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness
- May 27, 2017

For four straight quarters in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Cavaliers were plagued by turnovers, and that led to a second-half collapse against the Celtics in Game 3 and a sluggish start to Game 4. "And Brad (Stevens has) got them moving and cutting and playing with pace and everybody is a threat". "I think that allowed us to outscore them by 17 in the third". (more...)
Barca 'should sign' Coutinho - Tite Barca 'should sign' Coutinho - Tite
- May 27, 2017

It is understood that Barcelona want to bring Coutinho to La Liga this summer, although the Brazilian global recently played down suggestions that he could leave Anfield ahead of the 2017-18 campaign. "He is an ideal player for Barcelona ". Philippe Coutinho has been in fine form for Liverpool in recent weeks and helped his side to a place in the top four. (more...)
Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury
- May 26, 2017

I'm sure he wishes he could as well. When he gets going like that, he's tough to stop. Although a layup from James got Boston's lead down to three points, 61-58, the Celtics went on a 5-0 run of their own. He shot 1-of-9 from the field and 1-of-5 from beyond the arc. They're 5-4 in the postseason so far. Jordan scored 5,987 in his postseason career in 179 games from 1985-2003. (more...)
Cavs remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics in Game 5 Cavs remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics in Game 5
- May 26, 2017

Cleveland not only surrendered a 21-point lead in but blew chances to set a play-off record for consecutive wins (14), dating to Game Five of last year's National Basketball Association finals, and to become the fourth team in history to start the playoffs 11-0. (more...)
Button surprised by Alonso's Indy move
- May 26, 2017

I thought it was best if I do a few days in the simulator, so I was raring to go and spent a lot of time getting a feel for the auto there. It's always a challenge, a huge challenge, for any driver - but a really exciting challenge, and has always been up there in my favourite races of the year. (more...)
Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics
- May 26, 2017

What's at stake for the Cavs is a third consecutive trip to the Finals, where the Golden State Warriors are already waiting. Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an nearly inevitable third date in the Finals with Golden State by rallying to beat Boston 112-99 tonight in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals . (more...)
Nike, Odell Beckham Jr. sign richest National Football League shoe deal Nike, Odell Beckham Jr. sign richest National Football League shoe deal
- May 25, 2017

Beckham's most recent game was the Giants' 38-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC playoffs in January. Johnny Manziel is going to need a miracle and a ton of reps if he wants to work his way back up to being a starting QB in the NFL . (more...)
EUROPA Final has lost 'glow' - Ajax coach
- May 25, 2017

As a result, the Europa League final between Ajax and Manchester United looks set to garner a huge amount of views as it is such a crucial game for Jose Mourinho's side. So far only one club has reaped the benefits of this rule change, with Sevilla winning the Europa League in both 2015 and 2016. "I think we only have a chance to beat Manchester if we play our own game". (more...)
Celebration rules could relax, to an extent
- May 24, 2017

The league will shorten the overtime periods to 10 minutes from 15. Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has issued a response to the NFL 's decision to change some of its rules regarding player celebrations. This has its advantages, though it will make the job more hard for general managers, head coaches and pro personnel departments, as well as fans trying to predict their team's roster. (more...)
[LIVESTREAM] Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere
- May 23, 2017

A release date for the PC version is still yet to be decided, to ensure the game arrives in a polished state. Game director Luke Smith said at the outset of a Destiny 2 gameplay presentation live-streamed from the Jet Center in Hawthorne, California that Destiny 2 is going to be a new beginning for everyone. (more...)
Karlsson exits Game 5 early with apparent ankle injury
- May 23, 2017

He snapped a three-game pointless drought in the process. Forward Derick Brassard and defenseman Cody Ceci also skipped the third period, leaving the final 20 minutes as little more than a glorified exhibition. Austin Watson added an empty-net goal in the final minute, emphatically ending Anaheim's streak of seven consecutive Game 5 victories at home since 2011. (more...)
Capitals, Ducks confront Game 7 demons vs. Penguins, Oilers Capitals, Ducks confront Game 7 demons vs. Penguins, Oilers
- May 22, 2017

Just as the noose began to tighten in the third period, Holtby came up with a few key saves and suddenly Washington went from facing elimination to a 4-2 win. "So you've got to adapt and work your way through it and make sure that you're dictating it as much as possible". With nearly the entire team back from last year's Stanley Cup run, the Penguins have plenty of experience to draw on, especially when it comes to playing with their backs against the wall. (more...)
Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny Gets Straight Red For Horror Tackle Vs Everton Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny Gets Straight Red For Horror Tackle Vs Everton
- May 22, 2017

Meanwhile Gabriel was taken off against the Toffees on a stretcher and looks to have suffered a serious injury. Persistent physical problems kept the centre-back out for nearly all of the 2016-17 campaign, but he made a substitute cameo in Arsenal's 3-1 win over Everton on Sunday, coming on to replace Gabriel Paulista for the final 37 minutes at Emirates Stadium. (more...)
Wenger: Arsenal win not a personal triumph against Mourinho Wenger: Arsenal win not a personal triumph against Mourinho
- May 21, 2017

United's manager praised Arsenal fans - albeit with a dose of sarcasm - after the match, even though they'd spent much of the game abusing him. Mourinho has given up on United's hopes of securing Champions League qualification via the league and fielded a weakened team in last Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Arsenal . (more...)
Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in slop Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in slop
- May 21, 2017

The Americans love to label the Kentucky Derby "the greatest two minutes in sport". Having arrived at the Florida Derby on April 1 with no points, he had hogged 100 there with a captivating run, winning by five lengths with the best time (1:47.47) since Alydar in 1978. (more...)
Concussion spotter couldn't pull Crosby for hitting boards
- May 21, 2017

A week after he was knocked out of playoff game with a concussion, Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby slid headfirst into the boards during another tense game against the Washington Capitals. "I was just talking about it last night: Is this not the best rivalry in the game right now?" This past October, the NHL announced updates to its concussion protocol, the centrepiece of which was a new staff of "Central League Spotters" that would monitor all contests from the NHL's Player Safety Room in NY. (more...)
13-1 shot Cloud Computing springs upset in Preakness 13-1 shot Cloud Computing springs upset in Preakness
- May 21, 2017

Who was Super Saver's trainer? "But I was back there where I thought I would be, and when I called on him, he was there". "It's becoming a little more respectable now", said Pletcher, whose 48 starters tied D. "I'm so happy for the owners, Seth Klarman and Bill Lawrence. especially Seth, he grew up in Baltimore ". If neither the Derby nor Preakness victor participates in the Belmont - as was the case in 2012 - the race figures to be a wide-open affair with a hodgepodge of also-rans from ... (more...)
Real Madrid dominate Celta Vigo 4-1
- May 21, 2017

The result means a draw at Malaga on Sunday will secure Los Blancos' first La Liga title in five years, no matter what Barca do in their final game at home to Eibar that same night. Although Celta Vigo held out for ten minutes they were, eventually, humbled on their own ground, with Real Madrid winning 4-1. But rather than penalise the visitors, the referee cited the striker for simulation and sent him off. (more...)
Barcelona train for final time before clash with Eibar Barcelona train for final time before clash with Eibar
- May 21, 2017

From the point of view of Real Madrid , Cristiano Ronaldo and company are most likely to come out with all guns blazing, looking to seal their first title in five years. But we have worked a lot and we'll give everything. "I have to focus on the Eibar game, but of course I will have an eye on the Madrid score, too". (more...)
Aubameyang to settle Dortmund future next week Aubameyang to settle Dortmund future next week
- May 21, 2017

Champions Bayern Munich provided a fitting farewell for retiring captain Philipp Lahm and Spaniard Xabi Alonso with a 4-1 victory over Freiburg to wrap up their runaway fifth successive title triumph by 15 points. Goals from Marco Reus and Aubameyang cancelled out Zlatko Junuzovic's early lead but Werder scored either side of the break to go 3-2 ahead. Click through the gallery to see the top five scorers in the Bundesliga this season . (more...)
Cannes 2017: Sonam Kapoor finally joins Deepika Padukone and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Cannes 2017: Sonam Kapoor finally joins Deepika Padukone and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
- May 21, 2017

Kendall Jenner wore exactly the same outfit on the first Day of Cannes 2017 what Priyanka Chopra wore to Oscars this year. The actress was speaking at a promotional event of her and sister Rhea's fashion brand "Rheson". In one of her earlier interviews before going to Cannes, Kapoor had said that she would always include Indian designs on the red carpet, and going by her first look it seems like she has definitely stuck to her words. (more...)
LEADING OFF: Adams set to join Braves, Yankees-Rays reset LEADING OFF: Adams set to join Braves, Yankees-Rays reset
- May 21, 2017

I guess the Atlanta Braves were exhausted of showing Driven to start rain delays. He reminds me a bit of James Loney - who the Braves actually just signed to a minor league deal . The amounts haven't been announced yet but Adams contract was only $2.8M contract this year and has about 1.85M still due. Despite lacking his usual power, he provides a decent replacement who can be controlled through 2018. (more...)
Mourinho: Inexperienced Manchester United line-up not ideal for Palace match
- May 21, 2017

I can give a little bit of experience to the team but, at the same time , save them all for Wednesday. "I think lots of them together, no". "But coming back with the first team here was even better as I've been training every day with world-class players", he added. (more...)
Could Arsenal & Liverpool face a Champions League play-off?
- May 20, 2017

Defeat here would be their 26th of the season. Whether it was desperate attempt to get fans back onside or to try and salvage the season remains to be seen but Wenger did reveal that the back-three formation has made his side more stronger defensively and also bring out the best of certain players. (more...)
Djokovic: Federer smart to quit clay this season
- May 19, 2017

It was Nadal's second straight win against the 23-year-old Austrian, coming two weeks after the Barcelona Open final when the Spaniard cruised to victory in straight sets. The world No. 1 took a title earlier in the year in Dubai. "I'm not sure. I talk to Wimbledon organisers, but apparently they are keeping that grand slam on grass and have refused to play that tournament on clay". (more...)
Tigers homer twice off Bundy, edge Orioles 6-5 Tigers homer twice off Bundy, edge Orioles 6-5
- May 19, 2017

Martinez drove a 3-1 delivery over the right-center wall to give Detroit an 8-7 lead. Here are five reasons for optimism despite the team's inconsistent start. Richard Bleier (1-1) pitched 1 2/3 innings to pick up the victory. Lefthander Daniel Norris has the unenviable task of trying to tame Texas' blistering offense. (more...)
Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead
- May 18, 2017

Game 1 was a prime example, KD was largely held in check in the first half. Still, if everyone is expected to pick up the slack in Leonard's absence, it has to start with San Antonio's other star. Patrick McCaw , who wore the upcoming Nike KD 10 release, provided 18 points off the bench for Golden State. "Somebody's got to tell him", Popovich noted in a rare light moment, "if the California Highway Patrol tells you to move over, you move over". (more...)
Indian team announced for next months Champions Trophy
- May 18, 2017

Shami, who last played for India in an ODI, back in 2015 World Cup, has been included in the 15-member squad for the Champions Trophy and thus is looking for a fresh start in the 50-over format. He had hurt his shoulder during the Test series against Australia and had conceded that recovering in time for the Champions Trophy was unlikely . Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami are making a comeback after an injury layoff. (more...)
Georges St-Pierre Not Interested In Fight With Anderson Silva Georges St-Pierre Not Interested In Fight With Anderson Silva
- May 18, 2017

I haven't heard anything and Georges is still hoping for it, I'm still hoping for it. White is also right inasmuch St-Pierre never lost the championship inside the octagon when he forfeited the title in December 2013 to go on a hiatus. I was thinking about this when I talked to some of the media yesterday. You can find his podcast, "The Fight Club Chicago", and subscribe on iTunes. "It might be an emotional response by Dana or maybe it's to put pressure on me". (more...)
ESPN to start new Mike Greenberg show on January 1 ESPN to start new Mike Greenberg show on January 1
- May 18, 2017

The country's largest sports network took over a Times Square theater Tuesday morning, bringing out a bevy of famous athletes and a new generation of on-air personalities tasked with breathing new life into a network forced to adapt to subscriber losses and slowing ad sales. (more...)
Pochettino: This is what Tottenham must do to win PL next season Pochettino: This is what Tottenham must do to win PL next season
- May 18, 2017

The England worldwide could now be out for several more months and Pochettino was unable to reassure fans about a potential return before the 2017-18 Premier League campaign starts in August. "We need to be more competitive for the whole season". It is day by day to see how he will recover. We wish him a speedy recovery because it will be good for us, the team. (more...)
Renfroe's 2-run homer in 10th gives Padres 6-5 win Renfroe's 2-run homer in 10th gives Padres 6-5 win
- May 18, 2017

Jhoulys Chacin (4-3, 5.12 ERA) will start for San Diego on Wednesday. "It's big to be leading 5-0 before you throw a pitch". I hit it on a line. The pitch just got too much of the plate, and he got it. Austin Hedges started the rally by drawing a one-out walk from Brewers starter Chase Anderson. The Padres scored their second run when Hunter Renfroe and Matt Szczur opened the seventh with back-to-back doubles off Nelson. (more...)

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