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James, Harden top All-NBA teams, Thomas lands on second team


Bleacher Report posted picture of three together early today when the All-NBA teams were released. Leonard also is in line to prosper by his second straight first-team selection. Gordon, in his first season as a non-starter, set the record for most 3-pointers for a player off the bench. In addition, Boogie's late season contributions were interrupted by suspensions, constant foul trouble and injury, yet the Pelicans still had a shot at the postseason down the stretch because of one player - ... Read More »

Hull 2016/17 Premier League season review


The 39-year-old will meet the Hull board on Wednesday and is ready to inform them of his decision to leave. Marco Silva confirmed his Hull future will be decided at a meeting with the club owners on Wednesday. "Of course the disappointment and frustration is still felt because we didn't achieve our goal of staying up", he said. "It's clear to me the fantastic supporters deserve (that), the players and the team deserve as well". Read More »

West Ham fans mock Tottenham rivals after Lane farewell

When people say 'we gambled, ' we didn't gamble, we didn't choose Europa League. "When we're out there, we'll try to play exciting football, press high like we do here and that should get the crowd on their feet". The Hammers were not helped by an influx of new signings last summer. Tottenham Hotspur are playing their last ever home match at White Hart Lane after their 112 year stay at the stadium. Read More »

Ronaldo rounds on critics following league title

It was a long, tough and hard path to conquer the title, so it was time to celebrate before getting ready for the dessert of the season: the final of the Champions League. On Sunday, the club won La Liga, their first title since 2012. Pundits noted that it was no surprise this came in a season in which Ronaldo was rotated and rested, and that the squad depth, with decisive contributions from the likes of Alvaro Morata, Isco, James Rodriguez and Marco Asensio, gave Madrid an advantage ... Read More »

How Herrera became unlikely leader of Mourinho's United

MANCHESTER UNITED face Ajax in the Europa League final on Wednesday - here's our predicted Red Devils line-up for the match. At one stage it appeared to be a certainty that United would finish in the top four and march into the Champions League via the Premier League, but due to a dismal home record, they now have to rely on winning the Europa League . Read More »

Arsenal fail to qualify for first time in 21 years


As well as new blood there have been improvements from existing players including Adam Lallana, Simon Mignolet (eventually), Emre Can, Philippe Coutinho, and Roberto Firmino. Yes, Liverpool reportedly want those too in a summer where Andy Carroll will no longer be the club's record signing. That's probably what everybody wished before we started. Read More »

LeBron struggles, exchanges words with fan after Game 3 loss

Celtics coach Brad Stevens praises his team after their 21-point comeback in Game 3. What Boston did Sunday was fantastic, but it's not really sustainable. He finished the game with 20 points. "But that just put another chip on our shoulder, which I think is good". In Game 6, Bryant bounced back with 26 points on 30 percent shooting, 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal. Read More »

Champions Chelsea bid farewell to captain Terry with gold-topped trophy


It is all about him. David Luiz has been a revelation, Cesar Azpilicueta a rock and Pedro more like the player that sparkled for many years at Barcelona. The NFL picks up the cost for 150 Super Bowl rings after a team wins the top prize, ensuring there's enough for the entire 53-man roster plus the owners, coaches, practice squad members and any other staff who may have a claim to one. Read More »

Arizona's Alkins withdraws from draft, will return to Tucson


Alkins announced his decision on Twitter. On Twitter, Alkins posted that statement along with this message: "Story is not over yet, still have some unfinished business to take care of". Now Arizona is set at wing and possesses a nice blend of talented freshmen and experienced veterans at the other spots on the floor. The five-star wing will be able to bide his time coming off the bench as part of a wing rotation that also includes Trier, a likely preseason All-American, Alkins, a potential ... Read More »

Bears considering moving Kyle Long again


The Bears will flip flop their guards this season, moving Josh Sitton to right guard with Kyle Long kicking to left guard. The Bears may shift Long to left guard - a position he hasn't played since college - for the 2017 season and flip veteran Josh Sitton to the right guard spot, sources told Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune . Read More »

Miller: Ondrej Kase's motor powers Ducks in comeback win


The Under is 3-0-2 in Nashville's five home playoff games to this point, with the trends pointing toward a lower scoring pair of games coming up in Music City between the Ducks and Predators in this series. "Like, his family and his friends watching him play, I don't know how you can cheer for a guy like that", Johansen said. Ducks coach Randy Carlyle paid tribute to Gibson's shot-stopping work in goal. Read More »

Star Midfielder Believes Champions League Football Will Help Liverpool Attract 'Big Players'


It reached the same stage this year - losing to 10-2 on aggregate to German champions Bayern Munich - securing €25.7m in prize money. 'The club should be in the Champions League, it is where we believe we belong. The 24-year-old, who scored 13 league goals and provided seven assists for the Reds this season, intends to see out his contract which is now set to expire in 2022. Read More »

Pablo Zabaleta: Defender considering joining another Premier League club


At least not by Guardiola. It was an incredible performance. He's been key to City winning two Premier League titles, two League Cups and an FA Cup - but Zabaleta has proven to be so much more than a brilliant footballer. De Bruyne crossed and Gabriel Jesus tapped in at the far post. The two quick goals really set them up. City will play Real Madrid in Los Angeles and tackle Tottenham Hotspur in Nashville. Read More »

Magic hire Weltman to head basketball operations


May. It is unclear what role interim Magic general manager Matt Lloyd will have with the team going forward. Before that, he worked 13 seasons for the Los Angeles Clippers, most recently as the director of player personnel. The pair has always been connected - Weltman, who has spent decades in National Basketball Association front offices, once hired Ujiri, giving him an early chance, and Ujiri made him his first hire upon ascending to the top job with the Raptors, luring him away from ... Read More »

Gritty Celtics stun Cavaliers to reduce series deficit


According to an Associated Press report, the fan scolded James for scoring just 11 points. "I didn't have it". The Celtics made 18 3-pointers for the game. It's a weird thing with you, Kenny, you always come around when we lose, I swear". You've got to kind of keep your head on a swivel. Love scored 28 points, and Kyrie Irving added 29 points for the Cavs. Read More »

Undermanned Boston stun Cleveland in game three of Eastern finals

Bradley played a little better against Cleveland in the first two games - he had a team-high 21 points in Game 1 and 13 in Game 2 - and was happy he was able to add a game-winning shot against the Cavs to his resume. "Yeah, I think they would have beaten all those teams, too", he said, drawing laughter. They had previously won ten games in a row, this season. James had been leading the team in win probability added before that (plus-13 percent per game) and ranks eighth overall this ... Read More »

Jason Day takes lead at Byron Nelson PGA

By Horschel's own admission, there was little reason to expect the kind of performance he produced this week at a course where he had no prior success . Come here, I felt at peace. It's a unusual feeling because it's a victory and it means a lot. Third-round leader James Hahn finished a stroke back. Read More »

Penguins strike early, rout Senators 7-0 to take 3-2 lead


But hope remains that the Senators can force a Game 7 in the series. Pittsburgh leads the series 3-2 and can clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup Final as soon as Game 6 on Tuesday in Ottawa . "Top to bottom, it just wasn't good enough". Adding injury to insult, Ottawa played the third period without captain and team leading postseason scorer Erik Karlsson, center Derick Brassard and defenseman Cody Ceci . Read More »

Jai Lava Kusa First Look: Junior NTR Is Bent On Revenge


The latest posters are expected to take social media by storm as Jai Lava Kusa is one of the most anticipated Telugu movies of the year. He also received a lot of award for this electrifying performance. Actor Duniya Vijay will essay the role of villain in the movie. The movie also has Hamsa Nandini, Nanditha Raj in important roles. The film is progressing at brisk pace and is on schedule to hit the screens early in September. Read More »

Predators pounce on Ducks, take 3-2 series lead

Nashville defeated Anaheim 3-1 Saturday night in their first game since losing their leading point producer for the remainder of the postseason. Anaheim also played its ninth consecutive game without forward Patrick Eaves, who scored a combined 32 goals for Dallas and the Ducks. Read More »

Alonso delighted with Indy 500 qualifying

American Ed Carpenter was second at 231.664, edging USA defending champion Alexander Rossi, the outside row one starter. "It's fast, really fast". I actually thought there was something wrong with my dash to start with, [I thought] '232 [mph]? I felt that the first time I came here [for practice], but the place was empty. Read More »

Arsenal miss out on Champions League despite win against Everton


If there ever was a time for such indulgence it was in the final 25 minutes of a season which at one point had threatened an unlikely title challenge only to falter at the turn of the year and recover to stumble over the line. As a result, Kane reached 29 Premier League goals for Tottenham and also won the Golden Boot in the process. Wijnaldum, with his important first goal, and Coutinho caught the eye but Lallana's constant energy helped the Reds put this game to bed and remove any fear ... Read More »