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It's a 'threematch' for the NBA Finals

Now, let's talk about Finals MVP. The other usual playoff underachiever, the Toronto Raptors, had matched Clippers' success , going 3-6-1, and the Washington Wizards stayed three games below the ATS.500 with a score of 5-8. Because he just wanted to relax. "Our offensive mistakes led to bad defense , and it just kind of snowballed on us". After playing three halves against the Cavaliers, the Celtics said Thomas was done for the season. Read More »

England boss Gareth Southgate not writing off Wayne Rooney


Rooney is England's top goal scorer, with 53 strikes to his name, and the national team's most-capped outfield player having made 119 appearances since his senior debut in 2003. They will then depart for Paris before the game at Stade de France on Tuesday 13 June. Rooney's worldwide career looks over after England's all-time top-scorer was yesterday left out of the squad for next month's World Cup qualifier. Read More »

Rampant Madrid on cusp of ending title drought


Madrid are also on course for a Liga and Champions League double with Juventus awaiting them in the Champions League final in Cardiff on June 3. There is no more time off for Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates. Zidane, though, is not expecting an easy ride. "We had to go until the end, the game has been very good and we played well, but we know that Malaga are strong at home". Read More »

Champions League: Zinedine Zidane excited by "beautiful final" against Juventus F.C.


Italian champions Juventus await, who Zidane left for a then world record fee when he first joined Real as a player in 2001. The French manager was asked about the great start from Atlético Madrid: "I expected that". It means we are doing well. The one in Seville because they are always high up in the table and are a very good team. Real were without the injured Gareth Bale for both legs of the semi-final. Read More »

Jason Day loses playoff on US PGA Tour

Billy Horschel won his first tournament since winning the BMW Championship and Tour Championship in 2014 that ultimately helped him capture a FedExCup title. To have won as many majors on this tour as he has is outstanding, obviously, and a thrill for me. The victory came in Thompson's third event since she lost the ANA Inspiration in a playoff after being penalized four strokes for a rules violation reported by a television viewer during the final round. Read More »

NBA, NHL finals will feature defending champions


Cleveland , which seemed sleepy at times in the regular season, went 12-1 in the Eastern Conference playoffs that ended with a win over Boston on Thursday night. Rather than closing another chapter in the Celtics' longstanding legacy of greatness, it could serve as the beginning of a new narrative in the franchise's steady growth. Read More »

Arsenal fans concerned ahead of FA Cup final clash with Chelsea


At home you would not even guess that I am a football manager, apart from the fact that a football game is on. I just concentrate on myself, on football, on the pitch, on the training ground. Chelsea is not standing still after capturing the Premier League title in its first season under manager Antonio Conte . "We still think about it [the 3-0 loss]", Moses said. Read More »

Indy 500 Racer Robbed at Taco Bell Drive-Thru


Emma Davies-Dixon didn't say much about her husband's ordeal at Taco Bell restaurant, but said she was proud of his efforts on the track. According to an IMPD report, Dixon said two young males approached his vehicle in the drive-thru lane, shoved a gun in the window and stole Emma Davies-Dixon's purse. Read More »

Vidal urges Bayern to sign Arsenal's Sanchez

It is understood that Sanchez has been demanding wages of £300,000, and the latest offer from Arsenal is said to comprise of a weekly wage of £270,000-a-week. But who from this bunch of exciting stars would you like to see your club sign most this summer, Arsenal fans? The Gunners have been linked to the Monaco magician in recent weeks but Metro reports the comments of Petit, who is well-connected in the French game. Read More »

Kristine Leahy Responds To LaVar Ball's "Stay In Yo Lane" Shirts


It began with Leahy questioning Ball about how many pairs of the $495 sneakers that Ball's company , Big Baller Brand, had sold. Ball was criticized heavily for making sexist remarks. . Kristine Leahy continues to help offer a counter to LaVar Ball's worldview. "I don't even worry about her over there". Just when you think LaVar Ball has reached peak obnoxious, he goes and outdoes himself. Read More »

Vettel shows speed again with fastest time in final practice


Even the normally inscrutable Raikkonen sounded upbeat. "The talks we had last year were very nervous because the auto was not there", said the 64-year-old Fiat Chrysler CEO. After a day off Friday, the cars will return to the track on Saturday morning for the third practice session before taking part in the qualifying session in the afternoon. Read More »

Cavaliers slay Celtics to reach NBA Finals

The Boston Celtics showed this postseason that they have players who could fill in for Isaiah Thomas when the star point guard was injured. LeBron went on to explain all the ways he patterned his game after Mike, whether it was shooting fadeaways before he should have started taking them, wearing a leg sleeve, wearing red shoes with white socks. Read More »

Formula One practice: Vettel sets quickest ever lap at Monaco


Team boss Wolff accepted Mercedes had made a mistake with their set-up changes but said they had to stick with it throughout the session in order to get track running. These tyres are particularly sensitive and if you find that window you can unlock quite a lot of potential. "We committed to the set-up as it takes longer than a session to change and we chose to push through and collect some data", he told Sky Sports television. Read More »

Man Utd's Europa League title gave Manchester a lift - Ferguson

United players wore black armbands while chants of "Manchester" rang out from their fans as reminders of the attack were everywhere at the Friends Arena in Sweden. Earning Champions League football means United have avoided the potential loss of £50m in sponsorship income and prize money. "We fought hard for this since the beginning". Read More »

LeBron James calls his pursuit of Michael Jordan a 'personal goal'

Avery Bradley led Boston with 23 points. It also took one of the worst outings of LeBron James' career to allow the Celtics to come back and win at the buzzer. "I wear the number because of Mike". James, with three titles, is still chasing Jordan's six. "I think I fell in love with the game because of Mike, but when you're growing up and seeing Michael Jordan it's nearly like a god, so I never did believe I could be Mike". Read More »

Series between Senators, Penguins, likely hinges on Sullivan's next big decision

Those critical opening minutes, said Pittsburgh forward Scott Wilson, "dictates the whole game". The Murray-Fleury decision was a "very difficult" one to make, Sullivan said, but "it's a good hard decision to have because we have two guys that are as capable as they are, and both of these guys have helped this team win all year long, and they're both high quality people and they're high quality goaltenders". Read More »

Manchester United Win Brings City Together After Concert Bombing


Fast forward four years, and the oft-criticized Europa League has saved his first season at Unite, and opened up exciting new possibilities in the process. Ibrahimovic will be out of contract in a few weeks. They danced in each other's arms before falling to the ground, where they shared a long, warm embrace. Read More »

I'm now enjoying my football under manager Conte, Moses says

It is also being suggested that should Conte put pen to paper on a new contract, Chelsea would be prepared to back the Italian significantly in the coming transfer window. Conte meanwhile described how he contacted Arsenal to try and observe how Arsene Wenger when he was a young manager, but that the club were "very busy" at the time. Read More »

Hazard 'calm' over Chelsea contract talks


The Belgium global has flourished in Antonio Conte's first season in English management contributing 15 goals and five assists en route to the Premier League crown. "It's a goal for everyone". As for leaders, Hazard admitted: "We have a couple of players who can be leaders". Chelsea have been linked with a move to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge, with the Everton striker saying he will not sign a new deal at Goodison Park. Read More »

Button has a giggle on his return to Monaco

Scott Dixon is a 6/1 favorite while four others have 9/1 odds. Whilst the threat of rain could cause havoc on Sunday's race schedule in IN, the 35-year-old knows sitting in the IndyCar driving seat is the best place for him at the moment. Read More »

Unknown Swede Carlsson upstages big guns at Wentworth


The main change has been to the greens, which had become patchy and routinely changed in character during the day, not helped by the fact that they featured two types of grass that grew at a different rate. While famed for its hosting of the World Match Play during which such great encounters involving so numerous game's greats were a feature during the years between 1964 and 2008, the BMW PGA Championship has allowed the iconic British venue to continue its role in elite golf . Read More »

Chelsea star Hazard yet to receive new contract offer

Conte is hoping to emulate his Italian countryman Carlo Ancelotti by steering Chelsea to a Premier League and FA Cup Double in his first season at the club. The absence of suspended central defender Laurent Koscielny is a huge blow. Shkodran Mustafi is a doubt due to concussion. "Teams are finding it very hard to break us down". Read More »

Rory McIlroy: US Open preparations disrupted by Memorial withdrawal


The Northern Irishman was treated for a stress fracture to his ribs earlier in the year and pulled out of this week's PGA Championship at Wentworth. McIlroy first injured himself during the BMW South African Open in January, finishing a playoff runner-up to Graeme Storm . Once the top rising star in golf, McIlroy hasn't won a major since he took home the Open Championship and PGA Championship titles in 2014. Read More »

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard questionable for Game 3

The Spurs came out of halftime looking more determined, but the Warriors were ready for them. Curry also contributed seven assists and seven rebounds to put the Warriors just two wins away from reaching a third consecutive NBA Finals in the best-of-seven series. Read More »