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Lue: Celtics tougher to defend than Warriors

But they remembered in time to salvage Game 4, and are now one victory from their third straight NBA Finals duel with the Golden State Warriors . The team announced Wednesday evening that Brown is questionable due to a right hip pointer. Irving piled on 21 points in the third period as Cleveland turned their 10-point half-time deficit into an 87-80 lead at the end of the third quarter. Read More »

Celtics eliminated from Eastern finals by Cavaliers 135-102

The Cavaliers , who sat their starters for the entire fourth quarter, begin their third straight NBA Finals series against the Golden State Warriors next Thursday in Oakland. "They were great again tonight, so again, you don't want to take anything away from them", Brad Stevens said. With 40 more points, James could also become the first player in National Basketball Association history to score 6,000 points in the playoffs. Read More »

FA Cup Mertesacker primed to answer Arsenal final SOS

Nevertheless, the Gunners will still be aiming to end the campaign on a high by beating their bitter London rivals to win the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon at Wembley . "We will see if he can start", Wenger said. "We were playing in a hostile environment", he said. "I love to win and what I want is to do well for my club". Read More »

Journalists flock to IMS to interview 500 drivers on Media Day

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Good thing is many of my teammates are around me. "Obviously, it would be a tremendous amount of coverage for IndyCar and the Indianapolis 500 , but if a rookie comes in and wins it on pace, it just makes us look a bit silly". The 100th Indy 500 wasn't all bad news for the family - rookie Alexander Rossi won driving for Andretti Autosport . But is there any jealousy? Button said he would watch - once he had been told what time the race was on - and had enjoyed Alonso's first ... Read More »

An AI Is Now The Best Player Of Humanity's Most Complicated Game

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AlphaGo and Ke are to play their second game on Thursday. Go is a highly complex board game dating back thousands of years that involves two contestants placing black and white stones on a grid. The near-infinite number of possible positions requires intuition and flexibility - traits that human beings long believed a computer could never possess. Read More »

United Kingdom police stop sharing information on Manchester attack with U.S. after leaks

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Trump asked the Justice Department to "launch a complete review of this matter, and if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law". "Oh ok great, well we're just going to rise up higher and going to be a little louder so you realise you didn't scare us away", Anastasia said during an appearance on British TV show This Morning on Wednesday. Read More »

Man United beat Ajax to claim Europa League title

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These were euphoric scenes and, though it has been a harrowing few days given the Manchester terror bombing, the celebrations at the end went a long way to answering the question about whether a football team from the city can consider this a happy ending to the season. Read More »

James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors

They were crowned National Basketball Association champions in 2015 but were defeated last year as Cleveland's 52-year wait for a major sporting title came to an end. They somehow finished second in the East, leading to questions about whether they could truly "flip the switch" come the postseason. James entered the game 27 points behind Jordan. Read More »

Strengthening Palace defence was crucial to survival says Allardyce

When Puncheon escaped without conceding a penalty after blocking Kamil Grosicki's free-kick with his hand, Silva and his players must have realised there would be no great escape. Can we just forget this season now, it didn't happen? You should be doing that in June, in pre-season. When times get tough they are not the type of players you need. Read More »

Koscielny banned for FA Cup final after Arsenal's appeal rejected

Arsene Wenger's men will be without Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel through suspension and injury respectively, and could be without Shkodran Mustafi . Wenger is in his 21st year at Arsenal . Speaking at his pre-match press conference this morning, he said: "No, we will have our usual security". While it was far from an ideal day for Arsenal , for Chelsea it was one to remember as they lifted the title at Stamford Bridge and farewelled skipper John Terry with a 5-1 win over ... Read More »

No way forward for Monk at Leeds amid Middlesbrough links

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However, the pendulum seems to have swung back towards Monk after it was confirmed on Thursday afternoon that the 38-year-old chose to walk away from Elland Road. "But no regrets, we did our best". That he survived Cellino's for a whole season is an achievement itself and the curiosity of him resigning two days after the "manager eater" cannot be overlooked. Read More »

Woo, woo, woo, what a win for young star

A group ahead, Ian Poulter locked up his best PGA Tour finish since being solo runner-up in the 2013 WGC-HSBC Champions. The Players might be over but the unofficial "fifth Major" brought all the excitement and drama you'd expect from TPC Sawgrass. Read More »

Mata and Smalling describe extra Europa League motivation after Manchester attacks

Victory enabled Mourinho , who said prior to the game that he and his players were struggling not to think about the tragedy, to bring his maiden Old Trafford season to a successful conclusion. And while Klaassen admits his side wee not good enough, he claimed United's negative mentality was partly to blame. Graeme Souness - who was the target of Mourinho's ire on Sunday, with a passive aggressive dig at Souness' managerial career after he was critical of Mourinho's complaints about ... Read More »

Arsenal delivered a huge blow ahead of FA Cup final

Per Mertesacker will fill one of the gaps despite limited game time himself following injury. "I want to make sure I am 100 percent ready and my mindset is to be ready for 120 minutes plus penalties". " Gabriel is out for six to eight weeks ". Wenger said it would be his decision whether Sanchez stayed or not. "We came back to training on Tuesday and we want to get ourselves ready". Read More »

Mourinho: I am very humble when I play finals

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We got the objective of the Champions League , but winning a title, an important title, a title that closes the lot. Manchester United still have a great game after the break. The supporters meanwhile responded in the way they know best, by singing. Pogba's shot from the edge of the area took a huge deflection off an Ajax defender , leaving the keeper flat-footed. Read More »

Irving scores 42, leads Cavaliers to a win from Warriors rematch

Cavaliers betting matchup at Quicken Loans Arena. "He's been the driving force, this entire playoff run, and all of us have just helped us along the way", Irving said. Irving put a scare into the Cavs and their fans when he stepped on Terry Rozier's foot and rolled his ankle. "I've missed a couple of dunks in my career, but I think I've made more than I've missed". Read More »

Man United outclass Ajax to win Europa League

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Ferguson paid tribute to the victims and thinks his former side's 2-0 victory over Ajax in the final of the Europa League may have boosted morale in Manchester . They play completely different from us, and they stand with the cup. The club now has every title in world football. After a 15-match European traverse from Odessa and Ukraine in the east to Vigo on Spain's western Atlantic coast, United were the 2016/17 Europa League winners. Read More »

Penguins return to Stanley Cup final with Game 7 win over Senators

It's almost game time for game seven between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators . Ottawa fell to 0-6 all time in game sevens, while Pittsburgh are 10-7. Pittsburgh has been almost unflappable in the face of adversity under Mike Sullivan, and is now 13-2 in playoff games following a loss over the last two springs. Read More »

Kunitz's double-OT goal sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup

The Pens will host game one of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday against a well-rested Nashville Predators squad. He knows that's not exactly the case. "I feel that definitely today is one of those games that he can be going in and make a contribution". No team has reached the Cup final in consecutive years since the Penguins (also led by Crosby) and Red Wings in 2008 and '09, but even more alluring for Crosby's Penguins is the chance to become the first repeat Cup victor in the salary ... Read More »

NHL royalty vs. the rowdy neighbors in Stanley Cup Final

Ottawa was hardly a sure thing to even make the playoffs, let alone win two rounds and push the Penguins to double overtime of Game 7. In Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final , Bryan Rust scored the first and game-deciding goal in the second period. Read More »

Power play drought continues as Senators drop Game 4

Marc-Andre Fleury has been the starter for every playoff game after Murray was injured just before Game 1 of the Columbus series . And the Pens left no doubts about Fleury's immediate future - a future on the bench - when they announced Friday that Matt Murray , who would have opened the playoffs with a shot at a second straight title run before a pregame injury sidelined him indefinitely, will return to the net to start Game 4 against the Ottawa Senators . Read More »

Arsenal must stop Hazard in Cup final, says Ramsey

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte hopes to emulate his Italian compatriot Carlo Ancelotti by steering the club to a league and FA Cup Double in his first season at Stamford Bridge. "It's not about me, it's about us winning the trophy and giving everything to achieve it". BT Sport will also bring you the FA Cup final from 4.30pm on BT Sport 2. Read More »

Wreckage of missing Sukhoi-30 fighter jet found, no news of pilots

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Though rumours of wreckage being spotted in the dense jungles of Sonitpur and Arunachal Pradesh surfaced on Thursday morning, no breakthrough has been made yet. The Indian Air Force has launched a search operation. In May 2015, a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft crashed at Laokhowa in Nagaon district of Assam after taking off from Tezpur's Salanibari Air Force Station with both the pilot and co-pilot being ejected safely. Read More »

LeBron: Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

THE Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will meet in the NBA Finals for the third straight season. JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia , David West and Matt Barnes brought some grit and heft to Golden State's front line - and let's not forget twice-fired former Cleveland coach Mike Brown filling in for the Warriors' Steve Kerr - but it's the thin man with the wicked scoring touch who will captivate as the biggest addition to the Finalists' rubber match. Read More »