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Jonas Jerebko, LeBron James exchange shoves in first half of Game 4

Everybody knows the conference finals are just a tune up for the Cavs' inevitable - or as conspiracy theorists call it, "pre-ordained" - rematch with Golden State for the championship belt. "This team in not going to give up and not going to stop playing and we have to be ready for that". "It was a weird game", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. Read More »

The Cavaliers stink without LeBron James, except in Game 4

With the Eastern Conference finals-clinching win, the Cavs are heading to their third straight Finals, but for LeBron, this will be No. 7 in a row. LeBron James was reportedly playing through an illness in Game 3, which explains his surprisingly low output of just 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting in that loss. Read More »

Chelsea cancel victory parade in wake of terror attack


Moses has become a first-team regular at Chelsea for the first time this season under Antonio Conte , adopting a new role at right wing-back as his manager switched to a 3-4-3 formation. Could Alexandre Lacazette take both Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud's places in the starting XI at Arsenal next season? "We will have our usual security". Read More »

Novak Djokovic to team up with Andre Agassi for French Open

We are both excited to work together and see where it takes us. "He will not stay [the] whole tournament". Djokovic has been without a court since he dismissed his entire backroom staff - including long-term coach Marian Vajda - earlier this month, in a decision he described as "shock therapy". Read More »

What to make of the Boston Celtics Game 3 victory

It was James' lowest point total in the playoffs since he scored seven for Miami in the 2014 conference finals against in, and before Boston's comeback, James was 49-0 in playoff games his team led by at last 20 points. A moment later, he added, "That's all I've got to say about my performance". Without injured star Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs will surrender in four straight and the hubbub over James' miserable Game 4 showing guarantees he won't disappear in the series again. Read More »

Jose Mourinho explains his Europa League final celebration to Man United fans


See a gallery of 15 official pictures, taken by club photographer John Peters, by clicking on the image above. While Chelsea and Arsenal face off on the upcoming weekend in the FA Cup Final, which will be a last-ditch attempt for Wenger to grab some silverware and one for Conte to land a big fat extension to his contract; it is Wednesday nights' game in Stockholm between Ajax and Manchester United that will be grabbing the headlines. Read More »

Pogba sends grieving United to emotional Europa triumph

A night that began with a moment of silence, then applause, in memory of the 22 people who died at Manchester Arena on Monday ended with United completing their trophy collection through goals from Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan . Midfielder Juan Mata added: "It was a very hard week for a lot of us and for the city of Manchester and we tried to win for all the people who have suffered". Read More »

Arsenal defender Holding: Wenger convinced me not to leave in January

Most of the games this year, even though we have lost points, we have dominated games. Arsene Wenger says losing Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel for the FA Cup Final highlights the unpredictability of football and admits he'll spend the next few days deciding whether or not to stick with a 3-4-3 formation. Read More »

Koscielny's FA Cup final ban upheld

The Chile worldwide has been the standout performer for Arsenal for the last two seasons, and has contributed a stunning 29 goals and 19 assists from 50 appearances in all competitions this term. Gabriel suffered a knee injury that will keep him out for eight weeks, so the Gunners will be without two senior centre backs after an appeal over Koscielny's ban failed. Read More »

National Football League cuts down overtime from 15 minutes to 10

The NFL announced on Tuesday that its players will have more freedom of expression in 2017 as it will ease up on their previous rules regarding celebrations . Of those 83 overtime games, 16 of them were still tied after 10 minutes of overtime action (according to this article ). In 2016, National Football League officials called 30 penalties on celebrations - more than in the previous two seasons combined and six times as many as there were just four seasons ago. Read More »

Arsenal Boss 'Doesn't Know' If Cup Final Will Be His Last Game

Arsenal ended up in fifth place in the Premier League table last weekend as they had to settle for Europa League football next season. "I have just got to make sure I'm integrated well into the team , not just in for a certain amount of games but repetitively one after the other ", said Welbeck. Read More »

Cavs dig deep, take 3-1 series lead

The Boston Celtics play host to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the TD Garden on Thursday. As a result, Cleveland broke even with Boston with James on the bench, scoring 14 points apiece as Irving (and Thompson) matched four different Celtics scorers. Read More »

'Ain't Going Nowhere' - Conte Dismisses Exit Rumours Amid Chelsea's Double Dream


Batshuayi is yet to start a league game since arriving from Marseille previous year, but could be given a run-out if, as expected, manager Antonio Conte elects to shuffle his pack. I mean we ended up second this year and therefore we have Champions League football and that's what most of the players want to be in. I think this result is for this attitude, this behaviour of my players. Read More »

Mike Brown Says Tyronn Lue's Comments on Defending Celtics, Warriors Are 'Cute'

There's a good chance Lue will have to put his money where his mouth is, as the Cavs just are one win away from meeting Golden State in the NBA Finals for a third consecutive season. There's a reason why they are the first team in National Basketball Association history to sweep through the first three rounds of the playoffs with a ideal 12-0 record. Read More »

Manchester United dedicate Europa League win to home city


The tragedy is in my mind. I think I have to make a decision in terms of a football decision, and that is what I will do. Security was tight ahead of the match in Sweden , with fans facing two rings of checks to get into the Friends Arena in Stockholm . Read More »

Isaiah Thomas Still Consulting Specialists Before Deciding On Hip Surgery

Irving, who shook off a Game 4 twisted ankle, was nine of 15 from the floor and four of eight from three-point range. Those missed shots, combined with a Kyrie Irving takeover in the third quarter, would prove to be part of the narrative for Game 4 - missed opportunities - as the Cavs rallied for a 112-99 Game 4 win. Read More »

Chelsea's Conte named Manager of the Year: LMA


Terry, who leaves Chelsea at the end of this season after 22 years, exited to a standing ovation from the fans who despite some off-pitch scandals is revered by them. Former captain Dennis Wise carried the gold-topped Premier League trophy to a rapidly-constructed dais and as Terry and Cahill lifted the trophy, blue-and-white bunting rained down on the players while cannons blew celebratory flames into the air. Read More »

NFL Reportedly Won't Allow Dunking over Goalposts in Relaxed Celebration Rules


In years past, teams had three rounds of roster cuts to get to the league mandated 53 man roster. This eliminates the cut from 90 to 75 players before the final preseason game. The Associated Press also reported that there's no longer a set time limit on the duration of the celebrations . Goodell's letter highlighted some of the celebrations that will be allowed under the new rules , including group demonstrations, snow angels and those that use the football as a prop, all of which would ... Read More »

Thursday's matinée between Yankees and Royals postponed due to rain


Thursday's afternoon matchup between the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals has been postponed due to rain in New York . This will ensure you keep getting up-to-date local news, traffic and weather information. The Yankees will play three games against the Athletics this weekend before going out on the road for three games in Baltimore and four games in Toronto next week. Read More »

Kyrie Irving: Kyrie Irving scores 24 points in win vs. BOS

The C's only shot 38 percent in the opening 12 minutes and committed three turnovers. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens called his second time-out of the quarter, a clear sign of his concern - and justifiably so - that the game could quickly get out of hand as was the case in the first two games. Read More »

'Ecstatic' Isaiah Thomas shares Celtics' Game 3 locker-room celebration via FaceTime

The Celtics did their best to keep up, but the consistent outside shooting, bench scoring and defense they relied on to stun Cleveland in Game 3 wasn't there Thursday night. The Cavs had a 13-game unbeaten streak going with James in top form, on the verge of penciling in his name above those of Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul Jabbar in the playoff record books. Read More »

Man Utd captain Rooney: I have lots of offers


The 31-year-old s future at the club, where he has spent the past 13 years, and his country, is the subject of intense debate which intensified on Thursday when he was left out of the national squad. "Honestly, I've said before, I don't know", the United skipper said when asked if he would still be at the club next term. "I don't want to see any global friendlies, I am selfish". Read More »

Juan Mata recognises importance of Europa League glory


I'm happy that I scored here today in the final because everyone was saying, "You're going to score in the final" and after the last game against Celta Vigo I was dreaming about scoring in the final and I did. "We knew where they were better than us, we knew where we were better than them, we tried to kill their good qualities and exploit their weaknesses". Read More »

Celtics' Jae Crowder (thigh) says he's fine after Game 4


It's the Eastern Conference finals . James had one of his worst playoff games ever in that series - in Game 5, at home, he scored 15 points on 3-of-14 shooting and the Cavaliers were blown out. Boston could not have asked for a better scenario than that, especially considering how well they had played up to that point in the game and again, knowing that James wasn't about to set foot back on the court until the third quarter. Read More »