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'King' James reigns as Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

The Spurs were swept next, unable to provide any resistance in the superpower's prodigious playoff march. He seems to have each of them on a string at all times and everything just appears to be easier this postseason that it ever has. Last June, Green carried two playoff Flagrant foul points and five playoff technical fouls into the Finals , which put him on the precipice of a suspension, and then was suspended for Game 5 after the league issued a retroactive Flagrant foul for flicking ... Read More »

Antonio Conte Wants to Stay 'Many Years' at Chelsea


Champions, Chelsea , yesterday at the Wembley Stadium, bowed to the fire power of Arsene Wenger's Arsenal in the 2017 FA Cup final. "I think that my players were distracted", he added. Wenger was quizzed on his future after the final whistle and, while he offered no answer on whether he would stay or go, he revealed that he will hold talks with Arsenal's board in the coming week. Read More »

No Offer Yet - Eden Hazard Comments On New Chelsea Contract Talk

Hazard, 26, has recovered from a poor season in 2015-16 to help Chelsea to the Premier League title this season, and the Blues could seal the Double with victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday. "When I'm back from the national team, we'll have time to talk and see what's possible". But Hazard had a warning for his global teammate. "Er, no. Read More »

Ryan Braun Placed on 10-Day DL with Calf Injury

Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray drilled Pina in the left elbow with a pitch, knocking him flat. RED SOX 6, MARINERS 0: In Boston, Brian Johnson pitched a five-hitter in his first big league appearance at Fenway Park, and Boston stretched its winning streak to a season-high six games. Read More »

Students Walk Out of Mike Pence's Commencement Speech at Notre Dame

As The Indy Star reported , the students, some of whom were wrapped in rainbow colored flags or bore phrases of protest on their graduation caps, later gathered outside the arena to celebrate their graduation. Luis Miranda, a graduating student and organizer of the protest explained why he wanted to make a stand against Pence . Pence started his speech in the meanwhile, undeterred by the student protestors. Read More »

Celtics star Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery


It's completely natural to feel good betting on the over points. At first glance, the Warriors may seem to be the better offensive team . Of course it could also be Shakespeare's doing , like so much of our language is. After all , that's what landed them the rings last time around. Still stinging after the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in last year's Finals against Cleveland , the vociferous Green, who was suspended from Game 5, said if given the chance again, he plans to "destroy and ... Read More »

Dixon has pole, Alonso has spotlight for wide-open Indy 500


Alonso came to compete, though, not just participate. 2008 Indianapolis 500 victor Scott Dixon will start from the pole for a third time in his No. "Ugh", Castroneves said after climbing from his auto. "I'm shocked", team owner Michael Andretti said. "The equipment is capable of winning, he has the natural talent to be very competitive, but he doesn't have the experience", said Zak Brown , executive director of McLaren . Read More »

Kevin Love Thinks It's 'Funny' Cavaliers Are Underdogs In 2017 NBA Finals

In 13 playoff games this season, James has averaged 32.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 2.2 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game. INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone. Cleveland overcame a 3-1 Finals deficit to the Warriors, and now the teams are preparing to face off for a third straight year . "That's his answer", Warriors Interim Head Coach Mike Brown said. Read More »

Courtois blames referee and defensive lapse for Cup defeat

The Blues won the title in Conte's first season in charge, becoming the first club to win 30 matches in a Premier League campaign. It is all about trying to change the manager's decision. I'm here for whatever the team needs. "I think it's a pleasure for everyone to offer this trophy to the coach", he told reporters. I have nothing against Antonio, he has done a fantastic job. Read More »

Pochettino: A ideal performance to say goodbye

The redevelopment of White Hart Lane began just hours after Tottenham Hotspur's final match at the stadium. Mauricio Pochettino elected to switch things up a bit in his formation, dropping Mousa Dembélé in favor of adding the dynamism of Heung-min Son in the attack. Read More »

Petra Kvitova to play at French Open

Under a promise to her doctor that she would stop if she felt any pain, she was relieved that there was no pain. I mean, also a year ago this was not the best weeks for me. The attacker hasn't been caught, which only added to the agony and anxiety as Kvitova attempted to recover. "So I'm glad that I didn't make it", she said with a smile on Sunday. Read More »

LeBron James' fourth-quarter effort propelled Cleveland Cavaliers to Game 4 win

It's not often the perceived favorite can walk in with such an underdog mentality. The Cavaliers and Warriors split their two meetings this season, both winning at home. Jordan's supporters, for instance, can point out that the Chicago Bulls great scored his career playoff total in fewer games than James. "The best team in our league the last three years", James said of the Warriors. Read More »

Petra Kvitova makes emotional return to Tennis five months after stabbing attack

In the immediate aftermath of the attack, Kvitova underwent an operation lasting three hours and 45 minutes. I was happy, because normally I can control my emotion on the court. 16. I was trying to be busy during the days and really practicing with the hand and doing some fitness. "But I didn't. I was just happy to be back, to see the crowd, to see my full box and the people who really support me all the time, thorugh a hard time". Read More »

Vettel wins Monaco GP ahead of Ferrari teammate Raikkonen


Kimi Raikkonen's grim face told a story of its own on Sunday when he finished second behind Sebastian Vettel in Ferrari's one-two triumph at the Monaco Grand Prix . Weirdly during the safety vehicle Marcus Ericsson's race ended at the first corner and as soon as the cars were released Stoffel Vandoorne crashed in the same place. Read More »

French Open to start with Petra Kvitova's return to court


It wasn't easy, but I'm happy that I work through this and I can play tennis and I can be in the draw. "And when I will step on the court it will be something really different compared to anything". "From the beginning I was really feeling really weird when I went in the city or somewhere". With time, it's better. Kvitova joked with the packed press conference that in future she might be on the other side of the microphones. Read More »

Andy Murray Sure Illness Won't Hurt His French Open Chances

Garbine Muguruza , last year's champ, has been inconsistent since winning. Madison Keys and Coco Vandeweghe are the next-highest-ranked Americans, but their high-octane games are unlikely to be suited for the red dirt over two weeks. When comparing to other of his opponents Rafa still has the biggest chances to win here, but it would not be a huge sensation if he does not succeed in his intention. Read More »

French Open starts with Petra Kvitova's return

Kvitova recovered from her severe left hand injuries that she sustained in a home invasion last December, and just confirmed her participation in the draw on Friday. "I promised my doctor, who gave me the green light, that if I feel pain in my hand during the match or in the practice, I'm stopping immediately". Suddenly I couldn't do what I love. Read More »

Murray admits his battle for form ahead of French Open campaign

World number one Angelique Kerber was practicing on a sun kissed Court Philippe Chatrier, which seemed to have been washed out by the early showers, before the start of play at 0900 GMT. Earlier, legendary Tennis player Boris Becker coached Djokovic but he retired from the job last season. "You rarely have many easy shots now". " I played definitely great all week up to today". Read More »

Makarova stuns top seed Kerber in French Open 1st round


Others in action Sunday include seven-time major champion Venus Williams , top-ranked Angelique Kerber and 15-year-old American wild-card entry Amanda Anisimova against an opponent a decade older. Roberta Vinci , the 31st seed, got eliminated in three sets (6-3 3-6 6-2) by Monica Puig . But that was about it. It is no secret that clay is Kerber's least favourite surface, and her 3-5 win-loss record on the red dirt this season (including Fed Cup) is testament to that. Read More »

Underdog Cleveland Cavaliers insist they have plenty of bite for NBA Finals

The first "threematch" - rematch of a rematch - in league history. "But we're going to enjoy this for a couple more days before we have to lock in on that juggernaut out west". 1959-1966 - Boston wins the NBA Finals Championship for eight consecutive years. An unprecedented Finals trilogy was finally set, and still, James had no interest or energy to engage the topic. Read More »

Wenger: Future will be clearer this week

I said last week that this team would win the championship with one or two buys and keep them together. "I am very proud because you see what fight you have to win one [FA Cup]", Wenger said. Chelsea , so dominant for most of the season, looked at times to have been celebrating their league trophy a little too well and Arsenal pressed and harried them out of the game. Read More »