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NBA Finals: Buckle up for Cavs-Warriors 3.0

After torching the Celtics for 35, James now sits at 5,995 postseason career points. This will be the Cavs' third consecutive trip to the Finals, and the third year in a row they'll match up against the Golden State Warriors . From the opening tip of Game 5 , the Cavs basically played their greatest hits. However, awaiting them in the Finals is a rested Golden State Warriors squad that didn't lose a single game in the first three rounds. Read More »

Kvitova's return to provide French Open with early emotions

Kvitova's previous announcement that she wasn't yet withdrawing from Roland Garros was seen as a good sign in the recovery from her extensive hand injuries suffered in a life-threatening home attack in December. "Sometimes I just stand outside and see the sun and say, 'It's attractive'". I took for first time racquet in March, end of March, and I had hit few forehands with soft balls from the net, and it felt very, very weird. Read More »

Kyrie Irving's 42, LeBron's 34 rally Cavs past Celtics in Game 4

The Celtics , who are missing their best player, injured guard Isaiah Thomas , led by as many as 16 points in the first half and appeared primed to stun Cleveland again while James flirted with disaster. Golden State's Kevin Durant opened as the favorite to be named NBA Finals MVP on Wednesday at William Hill, the first Nevada sportsbook ever to offer odds on the Finals MVP. Read More »

Jaso's RBI singles in 9th, 10th rally Pirates past Mets 5-4

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The Pirates (23-27) did not lead until the 10th. And for once in this recurring nightmare of a season, it worked. But, in the ninth inning, Addison Reed blew the save. But the Mets (20-27) paid dearly for leaving 10 men on base and going 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position. WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg struck out a career-high 15 while allowing three hits over seven innings to lead Washington over San Diego. Read More »

Hazard jokes about his new contract and Romelu Lukaku

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No, I'm kidding. Whoever comes, we will be ready for the new season. I speak a bit of German and I am getting better every day. In the world I'm not alone - they have some good, good players. Chelsea , and Hazard, have been rejuvenated under Conte, but the Belgian is not concerned over his place in the global pecking order. "Sometimes you are at the top and sometimes not", said Hazard. Read More »

Wayne Rooney gives clearest indication he will leave Man Utd this summer

With a deserved rest and a proper pre-season tour under his belt with Manchester United , he will be under even more scrutiny in the future, if that was possible, but it is something the 24-year old should only relish. Every time I have played, I have shown I can play at the top level in this team, by far. I make my final respect the strength of the opponent and understand their weakness so if I say something about my finals, something about my team is they are always humble. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers crush Boston Celtics to book title clash with Warriors

Of course, they bounced back. Leave to join them! A lot of good players, they don't learn that early. Just under a year later, he still hates talking about it. "The way he puts English on the ball, how high he gets it off the glass when he needs to, all those things play into a factor of why he is one of the greatest one-on-one players of all time". Read More »

The Kelly Olynyk Game

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Overall, the Celtics' bench outscored the Wizards' 45-5, which showed the difference in depth between the two teams . Now they come in as the significant underdog against a Cleveland Cavaliers team that has apparently flipped the switch so hard that they ripped it off the wall. Read More »

Dixon on pole, Alonso in spotlight

Formula One driver Alonso has been given permission to miss today's Monaco Grand Prix to try and win the Indy 500 , with the two-time world champion set to start fifth in an Andretti Autosport McLaren-Honda after impressing during qualifying. Read More »

UFC's Gustafsson dazzles at home, knocks out Teixeira

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Swedish MMA got its showcase and for the most part, the home fighters left the octagon having done their country proud but the card's main event victor was perhaps the one who looked the most impressive of all. The 30-year-old Gustafsson, fighting in front of his hometown crowd, said he has prepared hard for the fight at hand, making full use of the break he had by reflecting on the losses he absorbed and further developing his game. Read More »

Ducks tie West final against Predators

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Just two days after finishing off the Oilers in the second round, Anaheim struggled to keep up at times in its second conference finals appearance in three years. "Going out for the third, I think our guys stepped on the gas a little bit more", Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. He then blinded John Gibson with a textbook screen on the second goal, to the point where the Anaheim goalie had no idea where the puck was or who even had it. Read More »

Daley Blind eager to remain at Manchester United

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But the manager had already turned his attention to Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax when he came to conduct his post-match interviews. The Spain worldwide pipped top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and world record signing Paul Pogba to United's Player of the Season award in his third campaign at the club, in which he has grown into one of Mourinho's most loyal disciples. Read More »

Arsenal win English FA Cup

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The element of weariness in the Chelsea display did not bode well for next term, when they will once again have the additional commitment of Champions League football. Wenger declined to say whether he felt the directors were backing him as he would wish them to, but raised his Cup winner's medal and said he would be "keeping" this one (he usually gives them away). Read More »

Jim Harbaugh: Jacobs angling for Jim Harbaugh to lose job

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This all got started when Jacobs made an appearance on CBS Sports Radio . "Going somewhere where they don't have route conversions into certain coverages was just absurd", said Jacobs, who played nine National Football League seasons. Brandon Jacobs hasn't let go of his disdain for former San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh . I happened to get a screenshot of the tweet before Jacobs deleted it Sunday afternoon. Read More »

Bourdais will sit out today's Indy 500

Fernando Alonso's decision to temporarily ditch Formula One failed to pay dividends as engine failure forced him out of a crash-disrupted Indianapolis 500. Dixon's auto was split in two amid sparks and flames. "I really thought we had it", the Brazilian said. "They had come to us and said, 'We can give you a little less reliable engine and it would have more power, ' so of course we said, 'Let's go for the power.' And when we did that, obviously, we knew there was going to be some sad faces". Read More »

Proud Wenger hails Arsenal's "spectacular" FA Cup win

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And while Conte acknowledged that Chelsea's sluggish start ultimately proved costly - though he does not believe this is due to his side's celebrations following their Premier League triumph - the Italian was left frustrated by the decision to allow Sanchez's strike to stand. Read More »

Rooney close to deciding Man United future

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We were much stronger than them. "We feel a bit proud to have done that". Manchester United's team celebrates on the podium with the trophy. "It is the end of a hard season but a very good season, we prefer this way than finish fourth". Read More »

Indy 500 motor racing ace Scott Dixon robbed at gunpoint in Indiana

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The race takes place on Sunday at 11AM ET and will air on ABC. Dixon, Franchitti and Dixon's wife, Emma Davies-Dixon, were robbed at a Taco Bell drive-thru around 9:40 p.m. Fernando Alonso will start from fifth at next weekend's Indy 500 race. "Dixon had a late night and we were all starving", Kanaan said. "You don't expect that to happen, especially here". Read More »

Diego Costa says he won't go to China, only to Atletico

Everybody knows the club I like. Chelsea striker Diego Costa has no interest in a lucrative move to a Chinese club because it would jeopardise his chances of playing in next year's World Cup . "I'm going to choose my future, not them". People talk too much about China and all that. There is only one team I'd go to if I have to leave here, only one. Read More »

Celtics eliminated from Eastern finals by Cavaliers

A magical blend of talent and system have transcended what we knew to be the "best" form of basketball. "It's a great thing". "He is a fantastic coach and a fantastic human being and a great friend", Lacob said. Namely, he ran way too many isolation plays. However, they are going to have their hands full with the best player in the game in Bron. It eventually prompted James to bolt Cleveland to join Wade, with Chris Bosh ditching the Toronto Raptors to also play for Miami. Read More »

Predators ready to start Stanley Cup Final on the road

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He was spectacular the first round against Chicago , posting a.976 save percentage, and still has a.941 mark after three rounds, .952 during five-on-five play. He had a 5v5 points per 60 of 1.43 which was down from 2.01. While the Penguins are trying to move up a rung on the Stanley Cup ladder, the Predators are trying to get their foot on the first step. Read More »