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Kyrie Irving leads Cleveland past Boston for 3-1 series lead

James needed 28 points to surpass Jordan (5,987 points), as he entered Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics and reached the milestone in style late in the third quarter with a three-point jump shot. The Cavs may be underdogs, but after overcoming a 3-1 deficit in last year's Finals, no one will be counting them out - especially the Warriors. Way back in October , Warriors forward Draymond Green gave us a look into how Golden State views their ... Read More »

Top seed Kerber suffers historic French Open defeat

The 31st-seeded Vinci, most famous for ending Serena Williams' hopes of a calendar year Grand Slam by beating her in the semifinals at Flushing Meadows in 2015, lost to Rio Olympics gold medallist Monica Puig 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. Petra Kvitova is coming off a straight sets win over Julia Boserup that took 17 games to decide. "The pressure is always there ". "And the expectations from me also are really big because I know what I can do and what I did a year ago". Read More »

How will the NBA Finals play out?

Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue , whose Cleveland Cavaliers are one win away from an NBA Final rematch with the Golden State Warriors , said Wednesday coaching against the Boston Celtics without Isaiah Thomas has presented a whole different set of obstacles. Read More »

Hamilton: Ferrari has chosen its number one

I think it's impossible not to get goosebumps and feel very special standing up there representing them". "Of course I can't afford another weekend like this, at the going rate with the Ferraris quick", he admitted "But because you can't afford something doesn't mean it is not going to happen". Read More »

Petra Kvitova wins in emotional return to tennis at French Open

Kvitova cracked 31 winners, including nine aces, powering past American Julia Boserup , 6-3, 6-2, to become the first seeded player to advance to the Roland Garros second round. While unable to compete, she said, watching tennis on television was emotional for her. The 27-year-old two-time Wimbledon champion dropped her racket and hid tears behind her hands after match point. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas Laughs Off Suggestion Celtics Play Better Without Him

He was just 21 in his first playoff game, but was well-prepared at that point to lead his teams on lengthy runs, whereas Jordan didn't get his Bulls out of the first round until he was 25. In all, Thomas missed the final three games of the series and the Celtics went 1-2 in his absence. Both look more comfortable in those roles this season. Read More »

Manchester City close to signing Brazilian goalkeeper from Benfica


And providing there are no hitches, City will top the £32.6m world-record fee for a keeper which has stood since Juventus bought Gianluigi Buffon from Parma back in 2001. And United and Holland goalkeeping legend Edwin van Der said: "Ederson has already shown in the Champions League that his talent is undisputed". And the two- time Premier League champions are not stopping there. Read More »

Sir Alex calls on Arsenal to support Wenger: It's ridiculous!

Mustafi missed the Everton game with an illness and Wenger said "we still have some worries about" the Germany worldwide. Wenger's future could hinge on whether the Gunners qualify for next season's Champions League , with the club now sat in fifth place, a point adrift of Liverpool in fourth and three behind third-placed Manchester City , but with an inferior goal difference. Read More »

England's six of the worst in record collapse

Moeen Ali (C) with his teammates during the 1st ODI between England and South Africa . A rampant South African fast bowling attack, spearheaded by Kagiso Rabada , extinguished the England fire by taking six wickets in the first five overs and limited the hosts to a paltry 153 at Lord's in the third one-day worldwide yesterday. Read More »

Kohli desperate to prove point in England

In our heads nothing really changes, it's exactly the same for us. "It's so hard in these tournaments because they are all so good. It is a very exciting time for us, there have been a lot of practice sessions at Edgbaston and we're ready to play", he said at his pre-tournament press conference. Read More »

Tiger Woods blames medications for his arrest on DUI charge

He is out for the rest of the season while he recovers from fusion surgery on April 20 in Texas. They believe they can beat any goalie. The Predators swept the number one seeded Blackhawks in the first round, downed the St. Speaking of plus/minus ratings, Nashville has five of the top 10 players in this category. He's been great thus far and he is riding a seven-game point streak. Read More »

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane: Facing Juventus will be special

It's the dream of all 17-year-olds to score goals for a big club like Juve. "[The players] have been fantastic", he said. They are a tough rival and we know it will be a complicated game. "That eases my mind". We'll face a great team. I lost the first in Berlin and on Saturday, we've got to win. Maybe the game against Porto served as a point for us to examine ourselves. Read More »

Solo homers lift Dodgers over Cardinals


The Cardinals managed just three hits off Pedro Baez , Sergio Romo , Chris Hatcher and Brandon Morrow over the final four innings. While left fielder Cody Bellinger didn't reach the ball right away, he still had enough time to run it down and make a good throw home that cut down DeJong at the plate by 5 feet. Read More »

Mooy helps Huddersfield win EPL promotion

Reading manager Jaap Stam , who helped the club to third position in his first season in charge, felt his players did all they could to stand up to the pressure in the shoot-out. We're sure you'll agree that it's a pretty classy gesture from the club's hierarchy - and surely it's about time other teams take note and follow suit? "I have a contract and I'm very happy here", said the Dutchman. Read More »

Guentzel's goal lifts Penguins by Predators 5-3 in Game 1

With the crowd still buzzing, the Penguins scored again just 1:04 later on a attractive feed from veteran Chris Kunitz to Conor Sheary for his first goal of the playoffs. His skate was in the air.' The fact of the matter is, it's our job to make sure the rules are complied with, and the video replay through the coach's challenge on offsides has worked exactly as we hoped it would. Read More »

Conte backed for Chelsea stay amid Inter talk by outgoing assistant Holland


The former Bolton man, along with his defensive partners in crime, kept at bay one of the most potent attacking forces of the season and conceded to a goal which should really have been saved by 'keeper David Ospina . When Alexis Sanchez put the ball in the net after four minutes, it was initially disallowed when Ramsey was adjudged to be interfering with play while offside. Read More »

LeBron James never believed he could get to Michael Jordan's level


The Celtics will try to pick up another big upset in Game 4 facing the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. On the topic of age, the fact that James entered the National Basketball Association right out of high school, and played at an all-star level nearly right away, is his biggest advantage over his historical competition. Read More »

Do We Have Another Cavaliers - Warriors Finals?


After leading 49-33 with 5:30 to play in the second quarter the Boston Celtics were unable to take advantage of LeBron James sitting on the bench with four fouls. Midway through this Cleveland series, it was revealed that Thomas had been playing through a hip injury since March 15. Yet, Lue said that the Celtics' unpredictability - born out of necessity, with Thomas' shutting down his season at halftime of Game 2 because of a hip injury - has made things hard after the coach had ... Read More »

Scotty Bowman: Winning back-to-back Stanley Cups 'tougher to do now'

Pittsburgh started the game strongly with Evgeni Malkin , Conor Sheary and Bonino all scoring in the first before Ryan Ellis broke through for Nashville in the second to make it 3-1. Pittsburgh then put the contest away on an empty-netter from Bonino in the waning minutes. Someone threw a dead catfish onto the ice early in the second period. Read More »

LeBron James Likes Cavs' Chances in NBA Finals

James also recalled his battles with the Boston Celtics when they boasted Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen. "I've been waiting. "Even to make it this far is an accomplishment for us, but we understand we're not satisfied with it", Irving said. "I've played against 4 Hall of Famers as well, too, with Manu [Ginobili], Kawhi [Leonard], Tony [Parker] and [Tim Duncan] on the same team", said James of the San Antonio Spurs, whom he played against in the 2013 and 2014 ... Read More »

FA Cup unlikely to have any bearing on future: Wenger

I've played until the end of my contract, which is today basically. "That is what makes me particularly proud, because no one gave us a chance at Wembley and we responded with attitude and class". Wenger previously admitted that the ongoing uncertainty around his future had contributed to a "horrendous environment" around his players, specifically mid-match criticism and protests from the club's supporters. Read More »

IPL 2017 MI vs KXIP : Kings XI Punjab won by 7 runs

Pune now have 18 points in 14 matches and are at the second spot. The victor of this game will directly get the way to play in the IPL 2017 final. Pune can now put their feet up before the final in Hyderabad on May 21, while Mumbai will be their opponents if they defeat either Sunrisers Hyderabad or Kolkata Knight Riders in a second qualifier on Friday. Read More »

Steve Kerr not planning to return for Game 1 of NBA Finals

After the Boston Celtics were eliminated in the Eastern Conference Finals , questions were raised about their lack of dependable superstars on their lineup, which was clearly the case when the No. It makes a lot of sense for them to make Hayward and Ibaka primary targets. Four months after one of the biggest collapses in National Basketball Association history, Stephen Curry and Under Armour dropped a commercial. Read More »