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Supergiant slay Mumbai Indians to enter maiden IPL final


And, the mighty Mumbai team did get beaten again, for the third time this season by none other than the Rising Pune Supergiant. Rising Pune Supergiant probably have found the knack of throwing the kitchen sink at Mumbai Indians and coming away unscathed when things don't really look rosy for them. Read More »

Kane has message to transfer vultures eyeing Spurs stars

In its 118 year history, White Hart Lane has seen numerous fantastic performances and Pochettino believes that this one was "another great performance at White Hart Lane". "For us it is more important to win titles than to finish top four", said Mourinho, who has already collected the League Cup this season. It was the sight of Ricky Villa and Mauricio Pochettino strolling around the pitch arm in arm, smiling at adoring fans that captured the beauty of the last day at White Hart Lane , ... Read More »

Bottas stuns Ferrari for maiden F1 victory


Valtteri Bottas has hinted that his good-natured relationship with Lewis Hamilton could come under threat after he slashed the deficit to his Mercedes team-mate in the championship. The German was just 1.5s behind the Fin after 40 laps with 12 laps to go, however he was unable to make his way around a lapped Felipe Massa in his Williams, allowing Bottas to put a comfortable gap between him and the Ferrari and easily take the lead. Read More »

Fury: No warm-up before fighting Joshua


But Anthony said: "These guys will always have their door open for me; when all is said and done I'll always remember who was there when no one else was". "So if I have to go through the division to keep it entertaining, then that s what we ll do - take them out one by one". He said his victory over Klitschko, in which he overcame a sixth-round knockdown, showed he "can knock anyone out". Read More »

Spurs expect Kawhi Leonard to play in WCF opener


San Antonio did drop the first game of the round to Houston , suffering a 126-99 loss, but their trail in the series would be short-lived. Game 6 featured a quiet performance from Isaiah Thomas and a not-so-quiet performance from Avery Bradley . Read More »

'The Emirates looking like the Etihad tonight!' - Fans rip into Arsenal

Arsenal will welcome Everton on Sunday, while Liverpool face Middlesbrough at home and City head to Watford, but for now Wenger was just happy to get the win. Sánchez limped out of the 4-1 win against Stoke City on Saturday after sustaining what Arsène Wenger described as a "kick to the thigh", with the Chile global joining the defender Laurent Koscielny as a doubt for the game on Tuesday. Read More »

Celtics top Wizards 115-105 in Game 7

It makes for a pretty good argument against those who say home court doesn't matter. They've disguised him in zone defense in numerous times he's been on the floor, but the Celtics' Thomas-Bradley-Smart trio is by far the best guard set the Cavs have faced all season. Read More »

Poulter reflects on big week after second place at Players

Victory at TPC Sawgrass - regarded as golf's unofficial fifth major - won't exempt Kim but it does guarantee him five years on the US PGA Tour, as well as starts at the next three Masters, US Open and British Open. He came up short in both categories after missing the cut in his 10th event last month, but Gay - who was also playing on a medical exemption after back problems - came to the rescue by discovering a difference between the way points were allotted this season compared to a year ago. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas lambasts Draymond Green for calling Kelly Olynyk 'dirty'


Oubre was hit with a flagrant 2, which resulted in an automatic ejection, and was suspended for Game 4. After being mostly silenced in Games 3 and 4, Thomas now has a minus-0.6 net rating in these playoffs. Y'all already kicked him out of the game, so essentially he's getting a game and a half suspension for that? But you're not gonna penalize [Olynyk] for continuing to elbow this guy in the face? He made a run at Olynyk and knocked him down with a forearm to the chest. Read More »

Tottenham were ideal against Manchester United - Pochettino

United were largely outplayed by Tottenham on Sunday and flattered by the 2-1 scoreline as Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane put the hosts in control before Wayne Rooney set up a nervy finish. At the London Stadium, Liverpool took the lead when Coutinho's sublime pass was converted by Daniel Sturridge early in the first half. Divock Origi completed the rout with a tap-in as Liverpool ensured it will qualify for the Champions League , regardless of other results, by beating relegated ... Read More »

Shock as convicted doper, world No.211 denied French Open wildcard

She appeared to be struggling though and stopped early in the third set. "I apologize for having to withdraw from my match today with a left thigh injury", Sharapova said in a statement. Sharapova previously won the French Open in 2012 and 2014. The Russian has accepted wild cards to enter all three of her tournaments since her return. Read More »

Zidane Comments On UCL Final Battle With Juve

Sevilla have been towards the top of the LaLiga table all year and I think they're great, but we know these games will be tricky. Although there are still three weeks until the big showdown with Juventus in Bale's hometown of Cardiff, the former Tottenham man has been missing since last month with a calf injury and Zidane would be reluctant to risk him unless he proves his fitness in one of Madrid's three remaining league games. Read More »

Manchester City on brink of Champions League spot after beating West Brom

Addressing the press before his side face West Brom on Tuesday night at the Etihad Stadium , as quoted by the Sun , Guardiola expressed his disappointment at the Frenchman's recent comments. "For me, we couldn't let people say something like that about us". I will enjoy it. But Guardiola, whose side finish their campaign at Watford on Sunday, said: " I don't understand how the managers speak for the other clubs and the other teams ". Read More »

Sharapova retires hurt in Rome, Wimbledon main draw hopes hit


However, Sharapova, now ranked 211, had gone off for some treatment after the opening game of the third set, returning with her upper left leg strapped to hold serve, but then lacked the mobility to force home any of the four break chances in game three and so opted to retire. Read More »

Raptors point guard Lowry gametime decision for Game 3 against Cavaliers


Drake was courtside, so was Gord Downie. "He's playing unbelievable. He's playing like LeBron James". The Rockets scratched together just six field goals on 25 percent shooting in the first quarter. As is always the case, the Raptors need him. "No it hasn't worked out the way we wanted it to", DeRozan said. And to get him going DeRozan will need to: get into his offense faster, attack the paint, and, ideally, move the ball quickly and effectively out of traps. Read More »

LaVar Ball opens up about telling Lonzo of wife's stroke


When it comes to people criticizing him for continuing to market his sons so publicly while his wife battles her illness, LaVar Ball goes on the usual defensive - but adds a sentimental message not many thought they'd hear from the mouth of the power-hungry, tiger parent. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard ruled out for Game 2 of Spurs vs. Warriors

Golden State Warriors wing Andre Iguodala has been ruled out for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals as he deals with soreness in his left knee. This isn't just a game 1 thing. "We'll figure it out". Simmons scored a team-high 22 points in Tuesday's loss. One Spurs fan went as far as starting a petition on change.org to have Golden State's Zaza Pachulia banned from the National Basketball Association. Read More »

Real stay on track as Ronaldo hits goal milestone


But Madrid can retake sole possession of the lead on Wednesday when it plays at Celta Vigo in a game postponed from February. Sevilla should have been level at least, but moments later they were behind as Rico could only parry a James Rodriguez effort and Cristiano Ronaldo converted with the rebound. Read More »

Boston Celtics win the NBA Draft Lottery

The whole thing is kind of complex. Still, if we're going to play the hindsight game, it turns out it didn't end up mattering much anyway. The Nets are in a rebuilding mode and had the NBA's worst record this season, so the timing worked out perfectly for the Celtics. Read More »