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Irving, James lead the way as Cavs down Celtics

The Cavs point guard helped stave off the Celtics in the second quarter and steady a worryingly waterlogged ship as LeBron sat with his fouls. And while his awful 11-point effort in Game 3 helped the Cavs lose, and in doing so lifted the spirits of the Celtics, nobody - nobody - thought it was going to last. Read More »

Chelsea's Antonio Conte bags LMA 'Manager of the Year' award

One bookmaker claimed that it had paid out to three punters after accepting bets on the specific time of Terry's first half substitution, at 100-1. The defender, who has made 717 appearances for the Stamford Bridge club, admitted he wanted to leave the pitch during the 26th minute to correspond with his shirt number of 26. Read More »

Warriors beat Spurs to reach 3rd straight National Basketball Association finals

Golden state: Curry (36 + 6 assists), Durant (29, 12 rebounds), green (16 + 8 rebounds + 8 assists). Manu Ginobili is confident he can still cut it in the National Basketball Association but says he needs to decide whether he wants to go through another season after his potential retirement overshadowed the San Antonio Spurs' playoff exit to the Golden State Warriors . Read More »

Arsene Wenger injury update on Alexis Sanchez, Shkodran Mustafi and more

Wenger again refused to confirm whether he will still be Arsenal's manager next season and was keen to emphasise this weekend's Wembley showdown with Chelsea will not affect his future. Germany global Shkodran Mustafi is meanwhile also a doubt for the game with a calf injury but Kieran Gibbs is expected to be fit. Sanchez is an injury doubt for Saturday after limping off in the final Premier League game of the season, Sunday's victory over Everton , with a thigh problem. Read More »

Button says Monaco return poses no pressure

McLaren have endured a disappointing season to date and the team are now sitting bottom of the Constructors' Championship, having been the only team yet to secure any points from the first five races. "And rolled. I've never rolled in the simulator before - but I rolled". I'm still fit, and I've been training probably more than ever, because I've had the time to focus on my triathlon preparation and competitions. Read More »

Spurs' Ginobili mulls retirement after sweep by Warriors

The sweep re-enforced the notion that the Houston Rockets, who fell prey to the Spurs in the conference semifinals, would've been a more challenging adversary for Golden State based on their fast-paced, three-heavy offense. They beat the 76ers at full strength, and then Durant went down early in the game vs Washington and missed almost the rest of the season. With the way they're now playing, the Warriors should be expecting a much sweeter dessert round in 2017. Read More »

Antonio Conte named Premier League manager of the year

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Antonio Conte was rewarded for leading Chelsea to the Premier League title with two League Managers Association awards on Monday night. Chelsea's 93 points was the second highest total since the Premier League began in 1992 and they became the first Premier League team to register 30 victories in one season. Read More »

Wenger: Arsenal a few quality additions away from success

At the top end, there is a shortage of quality goalkeepers, especially if De Gea moves to Real Madrid, and that dearth could mean that this usually under-priced position will see its value shoot through the roof. At Stamford Bridge, John Terry played his last match for Chelsea , who received the Premier League trophy after beating Sunderland 5-1. "That's the main thing - we need to keep the team together and try to strengthen it in the areas where the manager would like to and then we will ... Read More »

LeBron James Reacts to Being Snubbed for NBA's MVP Award

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DAntoni can add this award to the one he won in Phoenix in 2005 after returning to the National Basketball Association and guiding Houston to 55 wins and the league record for 3-pointers in a season. "It is embarrassing", guard Avery Bradley said. The finalists for the following awards will be unveiled during a special 90-minute edition of TNT's NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader on Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. Read More »

Kyrie Irving's monster night fuels Cavaliers in Game 4 comeback

Kyrie Irving took over in the third quarter, scoring 21 of his playoff career-high 42 points, as the Cavaliers outscored the Celtics 40-23 in the frame. "It's fun to watch knowing that when he has bad nights, a lot of times some very, very, very good nights follow", said Cavs forward James Jones , who has been James' teammate the past seven years. Read More »

Cavs defend LeBron after tough outing

But LeBron is the King nonetheless. Don't be fooled. Las Vegas bookmakers looked at that monumental upset, shrugged, re-evaluated and then promptly knocked the Cavs down to a 15-point favourite ahead of Thursday night's Game 4. "That's what I always think, [with] people of his stature or people like him, you've got to play confident the whole night and play aggressive". "You nearly hit the. Read More »

Ducks won't have Rickard Rakell (lower body) in Game 6

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It's been more like last man standing. Fortunately for the Predators , they got all the secondary scoring they needed in Game 5 against the Ducks . Anaheim was missing its leading goal-scorer and big-name trade deadline rental. We want to put people into situations that they can have success . "It's for both teams, though". Not that anyone was making excuses. Like we said all playoffs, our fans are unbelievable. Read More »

Messi 21-month sentence upheld

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Barcelona superstar and five-time Ballon d'Or victor Lionel Messi has seen the 21 month suspended prison sentences handed down to him and his father upheld by Spain's Supreme Court after a failed appeal to have the verdict overturned. Neither Messi nor his father are expected to serve time in jail, as under Spanish law sentences under two years can be served under probation. During the Spanish State Attorney gave "zero credibility" to the claim that Leo Messi had no idea about the tax ... Read More »

Penguins switch goalies for pivotal game versus Senators

Hoffman opened the scoring 48 seconds in, and the Senators blew it open against the sluggish Penguins a few minutes later with the fastest three goals in team playoff history. The lead organizer of the 2018 Winter Olympics not only defended the NHL's right to keeps it's players from going to the Games, but also stated he is willing to meet the NHL's demands to get the players over to South Korea. Read More »

Alonso impresses as Bourdais hurt in crash at Indy 500

While they were ordering, two teenagers approached them and held a gun to Mr Dixon's head. "I decided that we need to grab dinner and Dixon was gonna buy dinner for obvious reasons". Indianapolis native Ed Carpenter took the second spot on the grid with a 232.664 miles per hour four-lap average. " Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti are completely fine after being held up last night by two men at a fast-food restaurant", the team said in a statement. Read More »

New Zealand race car driver Dixon calls robbery a big "contrast"

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Team Penske's Indycar program is based alongside it's NASCAR counterpart in Mooresville. Alonso , racing on an oval for the first time , averaged more than 230 miles per hour (370 kph) to qualify fifth fastest for a place in the second row in the 33-car field at Indianapolis Motor Speedway . Read More »

Arsene Wenger not thinking of FA Cup final as his Arsenal swansong

As has been widely documented of late, Arsenal will compete in the Europa League next season, after a sub-par season at the Emirates left the Gunners with a fifth place finish in the Premier League. But Wenger said Arsenal would not be undertaking any special measures around the team this weekend. "We are in the middle of it on the day of the game and the day before the game", Wenger said. Read More »

What time is it? Who has qualified? Who can England face?

The pooling was done on Wednesday in Japan where the Africa victor, hopefully Kenya Simbas, will play reigning champions New Zealand , South Africa and a repechage victor. Wales head coach Warren Gatland is "pretty happy" with the draw his side have been handed for the 2019 Rugby World Cup being held in Japan . Dan Carter of New Zealand reacts on the final whistle after winning their Rugby World Cup final in 2015. Read More »

Cech: Europa League qualification "a bittersweet feeling"

Arsene Wenger is yet to confirm whether he will still be manager next season while the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are also uncertain, with both players stalling over new deals. "In the big games last season, we got the most from games against the top four and this season we have not done so well", he said. "Today we had a couple of injuries before the game that got me in the squad". Read More »

Irving's 42, LeBron's 34 pushes Cavs past Celtics in Game 4

Then, the next moment, he was tying his laces up super tight and tearing Boston apart. It's going to be all hands on deck slowing him down, which once again will benefit Kevin Love . The Celtics were outscored 65-42 in the second half, with Irving and James accounting for 48 of those points. At most shootarounds, Cavs superstar LeBron James is the first player to leave the practice floor and position himself in front of the microphone stand in the interview area. Read More »

LEADING OFF: Astros face adversity; Giants-Cubs rematch

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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros , Friday, May 19, 2017, in Houston . Danny Salazar could not keep the ball in the ballpark once again as he entered play with career-highs in home runs allowed per nine innings (1.96) and home run to fly ball rate (23.7%). Read More »