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Missing teeth, Wizards stymie Celtics' Thomas


Most of the conference semifinals series of the 2017 NBA Playoffs have been grossly one-sided, but not the series between the No. 1 Boston Celtics and the No. Coach Scott Brooks and Oubre's teammates acknowledged that was over the line and hope the young swingman will learn from his actions. Oubre's actions could lead to a suspension for Game 4 Sunday, but the Wizards aren't backing down against a Boston team that's up 2-1 and also seems to be willing to engage in physicality. Read More »

Wenger ready to stay at Arsenal, accepts backroom shake-up


I know him for a long time. It's sad. I am respectful to everybody. Asked if the match against Everton would be his last home game as Arsenal manager, Wenger said: "I can not tell you that. Combine that with Chelsea winning the title and looking a real threat under Conte, it will undoubtedly leave many Arsenal fans anxious over the possibility of losing their best player to their rivals this summer as Sanchez has also made no secret of his love for London and could be open to staying ... Read More »

England drawn with France and Argentina


Australia's other two Pool D opponents are likely to be either Fiji or Samoa from Oceania and either the U.S. or Canada from the Americas qualifying competition. When asked about France, Jones said: "They've really improved over the last two years and they're certainly a unsafe team". Ireland - a band one side - drew Scotland and hosts Japan in Pool A . Read More »

TPC 2017: Hughes, McGirt Tie For Lead At The Players Championship


Holmes and Chez Reavie and rising Swedish star Alex Noren. He was 4 over through six holes to start this tournament and had not made up any ground until a birdie on the 16th, his ace on the 17th and a par save on the 18th for a 73. " I wish I had taken a couple of decent opportunities there at the end, it definitely could have been lower, but if you asked me if I'd have taken 71 before teeing off today I would have for sure". Read More »

My future at Arsenal will be decided after FA Cup final - Wenger

Like Everton, who are guaranteed to finish seventh, neither Middlesbrough nor Watford have anything to play for, but Wenger hopes all three teams will put up resistance regardless. With every decision, every signing and every departure, every tactical change and personnel adjustment hanging under the uncertainty of the Arsene Wenger's future, there are many many pivotal choices to make that will have significant and long-lasting ramifications. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Looks To Europa League Final After Tottenham Hotspur Defeat

United have marked Mourinho's first year at Old Trafford by winning the EFL Cup, but the club have missed out on a top-four spot for the third time in four years. The defeat against Tottenham means United are now likely to finish sixth. "You know that in all of my career I was never (knocked) out of European competitions in the group phases and in the last 16 I was out only once. Read More »

Zaza Pachulia expected to be enemy No. 1 for Spurs fans


Think back to the very first game of this National Basketball Association postseason: A one-point nail-biter of a win for Cleveland over IN, that outcome not getting decided until the final second. "It's a bit harder for their bigs to help off of him on their dribble-drives". We've seen the Spurs give the Warriors series issues with Kawhi on the floor both in the regular season and in the playoffs. Read More »

Klopp: Liverpool will sign quality in search of silverware


That is according to Di Marzio, who say that the Reds will still remain in contact with Sessegnon but Mendy is their priority as Jurgen Klopp desperately tries to strengthen the left-hand side of his defence. One hundred per cent, no. Arsene Wenger's record of delivering Champions League football every year since 1998 hangs by a thread as Arsenal prepare for Sunday's final game of the season against Everton. Read More »

Won't allow `special` Kane to leave, says Tottenham manager

Kane's haul moved him two ahead of Romelu Lukaku in the race for the Premier League's golden boot award with 26 goals ahead of Sunday's season-finale against Hull City. Taking on the 15/16 Champions on Thursday evening, Spurs put in a blistering performance in the King Power Stadium romping home to a 6-1 victory. Read More »

Best Twitter reaction as West Ham crash Tottenham's title hopes


Spurs are one game away from finishing the campaign with an unbeaten home record, and Lloris said: "My words didn't change even after this game - try to be focused on yourself, try to finish the job". It was always a tough ask to overhaul Chelsea given the relentless pace they have set, and Spurs could scarcely have done any more . After seeing their long pursuit of Leicester last season end in failure, the same thing looks set to happen to Tottenham this season. Read More »

Five Predictions for the GEICO 500 at Talladega

This win marks Stenhouse Jr's first Cup victory in 158 races, and Roush Fenway Racing's first since 2014. Through 10 races this year, only Truex of sister team Furniture Row Racing has a victory in the Gibbs' column. has officially started. This is the closest race track to home. Kasey Kahne ran fifth, followed by Daytona 500 victor Kurt Busch and Keselowski, who recovered from the "Big One" to secure seventh place. Read More »

Wenger looks for salvation as top four race reaches climax


If Hull can sign off with a win after being condemned to relegation, it would equal their highest Premier League points total of 37 set in 2013-14. It is said that Liverpool are one of five elite Premier League clubs to have already enquired about signing the Holland global, along with Arsenal, Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs. Read More »

Cavaliers steamroll Celtics to take 2-0 lead


LeBron James scored 30 points and dished out 7 assists, Kyrie Irving had 23 points, and Kevin Love had 21 points and 12 rebounds. "It's one game. I don't care if you win by 200 points", Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said. I think ultimately they were terrific, we were poor", Stevens said. In the process of downshifting in the regular season, LeBron also cost himself the MVP award. Read More »

Firmino pushing for final-day spot with Liverpool


Klopp has lamented the number of injuries in 2016-17 and the German manager knows Liverpool must be active in the transfer market as they juggle the addition of another tournament - the Merseyside club now occupying the fourth and final Champions League qualifying berth heading into the final game of the season. Read More »

Westbrook, Harden, Leonard finalists for NBA MVP


He ended with 2,099 points, a Pelicans' single-season franchise scoring record. Despite losing a star player, Westbrook led the team with his inhuman play on the court, earning the Thunder a spot in the 2017 NBA Playoffs. He has scrambled our sense of what game-altering dominance looks like in the age of advanced stats, and he's done it largely without the benefit of the most important tool of the modern game: reliable 3-point shooting, from himself or his team. Read More »

White Hart Lane redevelopment begins hours after last Tottenham Hotspur match


Tottenham striker Harry Kane expects the majority of Spurs stars to remain with the club this summer, saying that he feels there are few better places to play football in the world. After the game, a closing ceremony displayed a video of the story of White Hart Lane and 48 club legends were paraded on the pitch under a rainbow and confetti as the club said an emotional goodbye to their home. Read More »

IPL-10 final: Smith, Rohit play down head-to-head results

You don't have to start over analysing and make changes because it might not be beneficial to the team. IPL cricket is based on flair and glamour, but these two teams have relied on methodical approach and have done the basics right. Mumbai will be happy with the way Kieron Pollard has batted throughout the season. Pollard hits big and is a livewire on the field. Having already had a measure of the Mumbai Indians bowling, can we have an encore from MSD please? Similarly, fast ... Read More »

Ducks even Western finals at 2, beating Predators 3-2 in OT


The improbable has become routine for the Ducks, who have yet to find a playoff hurdle they can't overcome - even when they sometimes put that hurdle in their own path. And we should be confident in our group. "We have a list we go through every single day". "Game 4 was a pivotal game". Anaheim played a stellar game for 40 minutes, building a 2-0 lead on the road, but the Ducks struggled with discipline problems in the third period. Read More »

SkySports: Antonio Conte insists Chelsea can improve again next season


It is Chelsea's second title win in three seasons, their sixth in total. Some of the criticism was deserved and some was not. Some criticism was deserved and others not - and if you bounce back and win the title again. Conte guided the Stamford Bridge side to the Premier League title with a 1-0 win over West Brom on Friday night and the Italian believes can get even better next season. Read More »

Gunners decision after cup final


The thousands of empty seats in evidence at Emirates Stadium for last Tuesday's game against Sunderland was vivid evidence of the disillusionment among Arsenal supporters towards the manager, with club chiefs hoping the changes they are implementing will placate fans who are not happy with Wenger's continued stay. Read More »

Cavs send Celtics to second straight disheartening loss


If only they could have. But whatever that was one Friday night showed they're a galaxy away. - The Cavaliers' five starters were a combined plus-165. He finished with two points in 18 minutes. Last week, I wrote about what winning Game 7 against the Washington Wizards could mean for the Celtics . Read More »

Cavs send Celtics to record loss


They pulled ahead by as many as 50 points en route to a 130-86 victory. Entering Friday's game, James was averaging 2.1 steals this postseason. Three minutes later, the Cavs were capping off a 12-0 run and never looked back. Richard Jefferson and J.R. Smith came to James' defense amongst other teammates, with Smith telling reporters, "He got a vote for [All-NBA] second team". Read More »

Jurgen Klopp Talks About Liverpool's Champions League Chances

However, Klopp's team have been jittery on their own turf of late drawing with Bournemouth and Southampton either side of a defeat by Crystal Palace. "The only problem was the season was a little bit too short for him to come back". Middlesbrough (from): Guzan, Konstantopoulos, Barragan, Friend, Fabio, Chambers, Gibson, Espinosa, Husband, Fry, De Roon, Clayton, Forshaw, Leadbitter, Guedioura, Downing, Stuani, Traore, Fischer, Negredo, Gestede, Bamford. Read More »