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LeBron not ready to think about Warriors: 'It's too stressful'

While there have been 14 rematches in NBA Finals history, this year's meeting between LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry's Golden State Warriors will be the first trilogy in league history . In honor of 2016's seven-game epic between the two teams, here are seven burning questions for the upcoming threematch . Kevin Durant joined the Warriors for a better chance at National Basketball Association title, now he has to deliver. Read More »

David Griffin wants people to give Cavs 'no chance' against Warriors

James called the Warriors , "the best team in our league the last three years". Durant, exhausted of being blamed for the lack of parity around the National Basketball Association or some teams' inability to compete - and looking at the Nets - said it is not his fault Brooklyn traded its future away to the Celtics and, as a result, isn't any good. Read More »

Messi, Neymar win Copa del Rey final for Barcelona


Alaves made a run to the finals with shutouts in three of their first four games, including a defeat of Celta Vigo in the semifinals before drawing Barcelona in the Final. The Premier League could well be his destination having proved himself at the highest level over three seasons at Barcelona . The next two Clasicos are of far more significance as the two sides meet in the Spanish Super Cup, a two-legged final which sees the victor of La Liga and the Copa del Rey fight for early ... Read More »

Jamie Carragher reacts to Arsenal's 2-1 win over Chelsea on Twitter

The Premier League champions' unexpectedly poor half was followed by a predictably strong second-half response. Conte's Premier League champions were strong favourites to complete the double as his opposite number Arsene Wenger grappled with a defensive injury crisis before the contest, but Arsenal tore into their rivals from the opening whistle. Read More »

Man City and Leicester City Settled for 2-1 Win

Guardiola admits that Leicester were hard opponents but also adds that it was the right decision to have ruled out Riyad Mahrez's penalty " goal " which would have put scores at 2-2. "The referee's never spoken about that". The first defeat acted as a big leg-up in Leicester's shock march to the Premier League title in 2015/16 season while the second was a struggling Leicester reminding everyone why it is that they won the league in the first place. Read More »

Surgery not number one option for Isaiah Thomas

Golden State already is the first team to begin a postseason 12-0, and the Warriors would love to go unbeaten the entire way - as daunting of a challenge as it would be to do so against King James and Co. "They just stayed resilient all year, got to the playoffs, and we really stepped our game up", he said. I don't think this year could have gone to a better person and player, for everything that he's been through and overcome. Read More »

NewsAlert: Cavaliers beat Celtics; advance to NBA Finals against Warriors

Cleveland will face the Golden State Warriors in the finals for the third-straight season. "I'll take LeBron James , absolutely", Laimbeer said this month on "The Rematch" podcast. They have to do much better and to improve their roster in order to challenge Cleveland nex year. "Hopefully", James said that night, "I don't continue to have to run into him". Read More »

OU beats Auburn to make Women's College World Series


Six other teams will make it in to complete the WCWS field. After defeating Auburn in the national title last year, Oklahoma is now seeking its third national championship in the last five years. "It's amusing, because the last few years, she's gotten the best of me", Cooper said of Lowary. "Everybody wanted to go to Bama", the Dothan native said. Read More »

Moses sees red as Arsenal claim FA Cup

Whatever the reason, Antonio Conte's side did not have their usual edge against Arsenal and their performance at Wembley was totally different to what we have got used to seeing from them this season. With 14 minutes remaining, the Blues got back into the game through Diego Costa's shot that bobbled in, but Ramsey headed in the victor just two minutes later. Read More »

Favourite Rafael Nadal To Take On Benoit Paire In French Open

A strong record on clay makes Thiem an opponent to be wary of, per the same source: "Thiem, who opens his bid against Bernard Tomic, lost to Djokovic in last year's Roland Garros semi-finals". Prediction: I do not expect to see Murray around late in the tournament . The 2017 French Open will feel like old times. Patrick McEnroe, who enjoyed success playing tennis on both the collegiate and professional levels for more than 10 years, serves as a tennis analyst for ESPN. Read More »

Joseph's hit sends Phillies past Reds 4-3


It was just the sixth win in 27 games for the Phillies, who finally found a little bit of offense. "I didn't think I would have an April like I did", Joseph said. The Phils won it on a hit by Tommy Joseph after Aaron Altherr made a heads-up baserunning play to advance to second on a wild pitch that bounced just a few feet away from Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart. Read More »

When is the NBA Finals? Schedule, TV times for Warriors-Cavaliers III

But when the Cavaliers were engaged, as they were in last evening's 135-102 series clincher, the Celts were no match. "He's been so special for us", said Love. We've been together pretty much for eight straight months. Teams are proving in today's National Basketball Association that having a go-to player in crunch time is crucial to having success . Read More »

Stokes wants England to maintain momentum


Half-centuries from Quinton de Kock (98), David Miller (71*) and AB de Villiers (52), and some late big hitting from Chris Morris, then took South Africa to the brink of a series-levelling victory. Jos Buttler was 65 not out. Yet after the allrounder departed upon reaching three figures, Buttler moved through the gears, dispatching Phehlukwayo for four fours in one over as he closed in on his 50. Read More »

Own goal earns PSG record 11th French Cup title


PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN won the French Cup at the Stade de France thanks to a stoppage-time own goal by Angers Issa Cissokho . After winning four consecutive league titles, PSG saw their run ended this season by Monaco. Two words spring to mind, disappointment and great pride, because the players delivered a high quality final. The result earned Girondins de Bordeaux , who finished sixth in Ligue 1 , a Europa League spot next season. Read More »

Two more men arrested over Manchester bombing


The New York Times has defended the publication of leaked photographs appearing to show the bomb used in the Manchester terror attack and said the decision was "responsible". A total of 11 people have been arrested in Britain and Libya over Monday's suicide bombing on a pop concert in the northwestern English city of Manchester by a British-born man of Libyan origin. Read More »

NBA Finals simulated 10000 times and the results should please Warriors fans

To further illustrate the East's lack of recent firepower: James is the only player to make the All-NBA first team from the East in each of the last three seasons. The Cleveland Cavaliers were less than two hours removed from clinching their third straight Eastern Conference crown and James' seventh consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. Read More »

Mertesacker stands tall in Arsenal's FA Cup title victory

At the end it was a thrilling climax for Arsenal who claimed their 13th FA Cup triumph thus becoming the most successful team in the competition. "I'm proud having done this - winning the championship without losing and winning seven FA Cups ", Wenger said. Read More »

Man City sign Bernardo Silva from French champ Monaco


The 22-year-old has emerged as one of Europe's hottest left-backs after impressing for Ligue 1 winners and Champions League semi-finalists Monaco this season. "I'm very happy to be part of Manchester City's team and I look forward to trying to do my best to help the team reach their goals", the academy product of Portuguese club Benfica added. Read More »

Oakland's Graveman, Hahn likely headed to disabled list


I wanted it to be a spectacular one. "You don't want to put guys on with free passes and I did that and it came back to haunt me", Cotton said. The A's put men on first and second in the first inning and again in the fifth, but in neither instance was Oakland able to deliver the needed hit. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas laughs off talk of Celtics being better without him

You'll need less money than the last two years, according to ticket search engine TicketIQ. The Cavs will look to defend their title starting June 1 in Oakland, California. Not only because of his competitive nature, but also because the Celtics were in the Conference finals for the first time since 2012. The Thunder lost to Miami in five games , a series that made James a champion for the first time . Read More »

Jose Mourinho overjoyed after Man United's emotional Europa League win


Up against a youthful Ajax side, United seemed content to soak up pressure before hitting the Dutch giants on the break, which goes against the club's long-standing attacking philosophy. United will get another shot at a continental trophy when they line up against Real Madrid or Juventus in the Super Cup final in Skopje, Macedonia on August 8. Read More »

Hull City relegated from the Premier League

MARCO SILVA declined to comment on his future after admitting he will sit down with Hull City's owners in the next few days. It wasn't to be. If Swansea were to win, Hull would realistically also need three points to prevent relegation until at least the final day of the season, when Palace would then visit Manchester United under extreme pressure. Read More »

Man United should snap up these 2 Tottenham stars this summer

Despite losing his place in Jose Mourinho's team in September, Rooney still ended the season having played 39 games in all competitions and 25 in the Premier League. "Obviously I'm happy to be part of that and in some way help the club win trophies, and that's the way it's been over the previous year". "We don't want this in the world, we want a world of respect and I know we are just football players, but we have some audience so from here I just want to say to everyone to work together ... Read More »

England v South Africa

However, Durham's Wood produced a master-class of "death" bowling to restrict the opposition to just four singles as Eoin Morgan's side secured a two-run victory to wrap up the three-match series with one game to go. Yet in a match where the Proteas dropped six chances in all, they were still on course for a morale-boosting win ahead of the start of next week's Champions Trophy ODI tournament in England . Read More »