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No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

The Celtics made some noise near the end of the first half, but Irving scored Cleveland's first 11 points in the first 3:18 of the second half before two James baskets ballooned the lead to 25 with 6:39 left in the third quarter. The Cavs shot 64 percent from the field in the first quarter, 55 percent from 3-point range, while the Celtics played like their spirits were broken. Read More »

Penguins' unlikely balancing act adds to Senators' hope: Arthur


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bobby Ryan beat Marc-Andre Fleury on a breakaway 4:59 into overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Even the most unsafe offenses get hemmed in their own zone, so it will be interesting to see if the Senators go on the attack more in Ottawa . "We just got to find a way to create even more chances", Sidney Crosby said. Read More »

Jury selection enters 2nd day in Bill Cosby sex assault case

Cosby emerged from an SUV at the Allegheny County Courthouse just before 8 a.m. Monday. The process will continue until lawyers find a dozen jurors and six alternates for the June 5 trial near Philadelphia. Cosby has called the encounter consensual. Cosby, who is not expected to testify in the trial, has said that he believes race may have played a role in the accusations of drugging and/or sexual misconduct made against him by many women. Read More »

Jose Mourinho told to make these five Man United signings this summer

To put the sheer disparity between the two clubs into perspective, Manchester United's revenue of £515mn in 2015-16 was more than seven times as much as Ajax's (£70m). Trebles are trebles where we're from and Mourinho seems to be of a similar belief because he made a very specific gesture to his players at the trophy presentation in Stockholm this week. Read More »

Dixon claims Indy 500 pole

Carpenter will start in the middle of the front row. The Formula 1 superstar qualified fifth for his Indy 500 debut. But the first couple of restarts will be the best lessons. FORD: Who are some drivers that you admire? He's kind of the bench mark for all IndyCar drivers to try and achieve. "You have to be there for the whole race ". Read More »

Harry Kane aims dig at West Ham style of play

Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane's goals made sure that their side ended the final season at White Hart Lane undefeated . Spurs , whose new stadium is still being built just around the corner, gave their home since 1899 a great farewell by beating José Mourinho's men 2-1, and will play all of their home games next season at Wembley . Read More »

Pollard hails Mumbai team's character after IPL triumph

The men in blue had to put in a disciplined bowling effort as they scored a below par total of 129/8 in their 20 overs after being 79/7 at one stage. Malinga was unable to pick any wicket but he gave away just 21 runs. This season also saw some brilliant Indian young talent stamp its class. Rishabh Pant was most impressive with his swashbuckling batting but there were quite a few to give him the company - Mumbai's Nitish Rana and Krunal Pandya, Pune's not-so-young Rahul Tripathi and ... Read More »

Mourinho: More important to win title than a top-four spot


Against both Spurs and Arsenal the week before, Mourinho has rested the majority of his first-choice stars to save them for their Europa League run - something he insisted he would never do when months after Rafael Benitez guided Chelsea to Europa League glory. Read More »

Arsenal can't be snobs over Europa League


With Arsenal having finished fifth in the Premier League , attention now turns to Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea . Liverpool played some excellent, free-flowing football at times in the Premier League this season, as demonstrated by the fact that they created 496 chance in the Premier League, but the Reds lacked consistency and dropped several points against the division's lesser lights, which ultimately stopped them being able to challenge for the title. Read More »

Analyzing the Matchups of the Conference Finals


Can anyone dispute the fact that Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf should be considered a Conn Smythe Trophy frontrunner alongside Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson? That dominance continued into the third when Ritchie took a feed from Sami Vatanen and scored the eventual series victor 3:21 into the final period. Read More »

Alomania takes center stage at Indianapolis 500

That part of the learning process I didn't have to learn again and that was nice. Karam's 2014 Indy 500 run - where he lost rookie of the year honors to NASCAR veteran Kurt Busch - has so far been the highlight of his career. You know, we are running very, very fast, an average of 370 kmh. I haven't been here long enough to justify buying groceries. "That's why every time I drive into the track, I say 'Hello beauty!" "Turn Three heading into Casino is a lot of fun as well". Read More »

Chelsea vs. Arsenal in the FA Cup championship

I love to win and I love to do well for my club. Tottenham play with that formation, Chelsea play with that formation. "There's nobody in particular that springs to mind". It was good to get a run-out and obviously make my first appearance of the season after a long, long injury. There's no doubting that and we can't hide from it. Read More »

Kokrak in pole position at AT&T Byron Nelson but Spieth misses cut


And he still had a chance to win it on the 18th but missed his birdie putt. From 121 yards out in the 18th fairway, he struck his second shot perfectly, spun it back toward the hole and hit the lip of the cup, almost holing out for an unbelievable eagle that would have earned him a spot in the playoff as well. Read More »

Indy pole victor Dixon robbed at restaurant drive thru

At 9:40 p.m. the trio pulled into a Taco Bell drive-through roughly a half mile from the track for what should have been an effortless pit stop for the racing legends. "The emotions you get here are insane". Mechanics faced a race against time when they had to change the engine of Fernando Alonso's auto ahead of the "Fast Nine Shootout", a situation that the Spaniard is all too familiar with... Read More »

NFL Announces Four Rule Changes for 2017


Previously, only one player was allowed to return after having been placed on injured reserve. Of the 14 overtime games that took place previous year, four would have had a different result if overtime ended after 10 minutes. Now, there will be more bodies available for that final game, and it will help teams not have to play key players, if they don't want to. New England might have benefitted from this last season, when the team opted to end the season of tight end Rob Gronkowski ... Read More »

Sevilla tells Argentina it must pay to take Sampaoli


Sevilla president Pepe Castro says he will insist that the only way he will let Sampaoli out of the previous year of his contract is the full payment of his buyout clause. The AFA recently named a squad of players competing overseas for next month's global friendlies but are keen to tie Sampaoli as soon as possible. Argentina will now hope to have Sampaoli in place before the upcoming friendlies against Brazil and Singapore in June. Read More »

Nadal beats Djokovic to reach Madrid final


In the head-to-head record between the two Madrid Open finalists, Nadal has won three out of the four matches against Thiem with Nadal's latest win coming in the finals of the Barcelona Open. After already claiming his 10th title at Monte-Carlo and Barcelona, this time it's winning Madrid for the fifth time , his fourth in the nine years since the event moved from indoor hardcourts to clay in 2009. Read More »

LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan as Cavaliers reach National Basketball Association finals again

LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan for the top spot on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list, scoring 35 points against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night to reach 5 995 career points. "(We) went through some tough times in the regular season, but we knew we had confidence to be great", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. James said he embraced Isaiah Thomas , who sat out the last three games of the series after playing the first two with a hip injury, later paying tribute to ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho's unsubtle message during the Europa League celebrations

Goals from Paul Pogba and Henrik Mkhitaryan in each half gave the Red Devils their first Europa League crown and the first European trophy since 2008. Does this cup make the city of Manchester a little bit happier? "We wouldn't think twice". "We went out focused to win and we won for Manchester and the country", he told BT Sport . Read More »

West Brom -- Player Ratings

Manchester City will finish the Premier League in third place if they win their last two remaining games. And, speaking ahead of a crucial home match against West Brom tonight, Guardiola said: "In my situation at a big club, I'm sacked. Read More »

Dhoni's cameo, Washington wonder propel Pune to IPL final

Can they also be the first team to progress to the Final? Manoj Tiwary, who showed his temperament when the situation demanded, played a sensible inning of 58 off just 48 balls before he got run-out on the last ball of the inning. MI isn't taking the qualifier match lightly as the team is now giving the bad performance in series against Pune in the league matches of this IPL season. Read More »

Rory McIlroy Aggravates Back Injury at 2017 Players Championship


Sergio Garcia , right, of Spain, is congratulated on the 17th tee after hitting a hole-in-one during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. It also was that kind of day at TPC Sawgrass' Stadium. "It paid off", said Hughes, who already has won (Sea Island) in his rookie season on the PGA Tour. Read More »

Cavs blow out Celts to reach finals

Love scored the Cavs' first eight points and totaled 10 points and five rebounds in the period. The most noteworthy moment of the one-sided affair occurred with 2:40 to play in the third, when James surpassed Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader with a 3-point shot from the left of the key. Read More »