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LeBron, Cavaliers back in familiar territory

Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry will opt out of the final year of his contract and test free agency this summer. "There's desperation at their end and desperation at our end". It's definitely going to be a good summer for me. "A lot of the offense was on LeBron's shoulders", said Irving, who was willing to share the load. Read More »

Washington Wizards: 3 adjustments to make in Game 6

The two teams meet in Game 6 in Washington on Friday night. "If they do adjust (and) they (need) to play a more, I guess, normal type of defense, I think we can take advantage of that", Thomas said. "The last two games we were contesting just about every shot, and tonight they got easy looks". Wall scored a team-high 21 points and added four assists, snapping his National Basketball Association record of 11 straight double-doubles, while Beal missed 12 of 19 from the floor and scored 16. Read More »

Warner: Comey won't testify to intel panel next week

Warner added that Comey "is going to tell his side of the story" once "the appropriate time and place" are figured out. "Well, that I can't talk about", Trump told Fox News's Jeanine Pirro in the clip released Friday. According to the New York Times , that unusual private dinner in January also involved Trump demanding a pledge of loyalty from Comey , who instead promised to remain honest. Read More »

Don't Doubt We Can Beat Manchester United - Celta Vigo Star Issues Warning


Mourinho has shifted his focus completely on United's Europa League campaign and hopes to win the competition, which is their only hope to participate in the Champions League next season. "It is still close", said Celta striker John Guidetti, who was formerly on the books of United's cross-town rivals City. Mourinho, however, insisted that he was not thinking about the Champions League just yet, with two games standing between them and a return to Europe's elite. Read More »

Thomas, Celtics rap Wiz, take opener


The Celtics lead the best-of-seven series, 2-0. The Wizards extended their 67-64 halftime lead with a 14-0 run early in the third quarter, which Wall capped with a three-point play to make it 81-67 with 7:57 to go in the period. The little guy with the big heart stepped up to the plate and outshined a historic performance from one of the best point guards in the game. "There's no excuses. Read More »

Stade Français lift Challenge Cup after win over Gloucester


We deserve to be here. All eyes will be on Saturday's mouth-watering Champions Cup final clash between Saracens and Clermont Auvergne, but the first Anglo-French collision of the weekend takes place in Friday and sees Gloucester scrapping not just for silverware at the end of what has been another disappointing season, but also a place in next season's Champions Cup. Read More »

Arsene Wenger given final say on transfers


However, the the last time Iwobi made an appearance in the Premier League was the 2-2 draw with Manchester City on April 2, prompting speculation that his long-term future could be away from Emirates Stadium. The club are said to have "no plans to withdraw Wenger's final say on which players Arsenal sign". Nevertheless, with just over two weeks to go until the Wembley clash against Chelsea, which could yet prove pivotal in whether Wenger stays or goes, Oxlade-Chamberlain is fearing the worst ... Read More »

Spurs rout Rockets to win series

Though Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is expected to miss the series, both he and acting head coach Mike Brown have San Antonio ties and are disciples of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich . Harden was not at Toyota Center for his exit interview Friday, but he took the blame for the Rockets game six loss right after it finished. "I think this one prepared us for the next one". Read More »

Crosby Scores Twice, Bonino Has Winner As Pens Beat Caps

The Penguins did hang on for a 3-2 win and 1-0 lead going into Saturday's second game of the best-of-seven series. What was said? Matt Niskanen called it "none of your business", Alex Ovechkin insisted "it stays between us", and Justin Williams said, "We'll keep that between us". Read More »

Antonio Conte: 'Impossible to guarantee Eden Hazard stay'


The 26-year-old Belgian has been in fine form this season, scoring 15 Premier League goals as Chelsea close in on the Premier League title. Goater, who played for City for five seasons and scored more than 100 goals , believes Costa, who has 19 goals compared with Lukaku's 24, is a top-class striker but has probably already reached the top of his game. Read More »

I know more about running a club than Sunderland boo-boys: Moyes

Sunderland were just as error-prone at the back and more poor defending let in King for a shot that was cleared off the line by Donald Love just before half-time. At least three managers have got them out of it at the end of the season. Honeyman did have a sight of goal, but couldn't beat Boruc and Sunderland's fate was confirmed when King raced onto Fraser's pass and slotted home to put the seal on a season to forget on Wearside. Read More »

Phil Jackson wants Carmelo Anthony to waive his no-trade clause


Still, despite his attempts to smooth over the relationship, Jackson still stands by what he said last month about the future of the Knicks and Carmelo. Asked if Porzingis would face any disciplinary action, Jackson said: "I won't talk about it". "I think rather than to bat this thing back and forth over the net between parties, [we] will just leave it alone", Jackson said when asked if he was disappointed with Porzingis' decision. Read More »

McIlroy hopeful ahead of scan on back

The Canadian rookie shook his head and laughed. "I haven't been able to practice as much as I wanted to the last few days", McIlroy said on Thursday after opening with a 73. So while the opening two rounds (and sometimes three rounds) are all about position, Scott and Garcia were among those who saw the big picture and realized that after bad starts and bad finishes, they didn't hurt their chances of winning. Read More »

Conte: Losing to Arsenal pivotal to Chelsea title chase


Antonio Conte's side have held on to top spot since mid-December and Monday's win over Middlesbrough ensured they will travel to the midlands knowing victory will see them crowned champions with two games to spare. A draw on Sunday is enough for Palace to guarantee their survival. "We can't just roll over and let them get the result they need to win the league". Read More »

US Immigration Enforcement Agency Arrests 1378 in Largest Anti-Gang Operation


Forty-eight of the arrests were USA citizens, seven were foreigners, 16 people were confirmed gang members, and seven were gang associates, according to ICE. The gang operation, which was led by. Half were federal offenses. The U.S. Marshals, San Diego Police Department, Chula Vista Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Bureau of Prisons assisted HSI with this case. Read More »

Mourinho Has Confirmed Who He Will Start In The Europa League Final


United, who are in the final of the Europa, after a aggregate win of 4-2 and United are eager to pick the Europa League . Jose Mourinho has openly admitted that he is concentrating on ensuring United qualify for the Champions League through the Europa League instead of a top four spot, and Arsenal have already benefitted from the Red Devils' more pressing commitments by winning the recent match between the two sides. Read More »

All Blacks draw Springboks in 2019 Rugby World Cup pool


It's all about timing. "The minute you stop thinking like that is the minute you are dead in the water". "We're not bulletproof now". "We are aware that the game against Argentina will be decisive", he said. I'm sure we will improve. However, he insisted England would be ready to exorcise the demons of their disastrous 2015 campaign, when they became the first host team to crash out at the pool stage after being drawn with Wales, Australia, Fiji and Uruguay . Read More »

Warriors ready to take on Utah, honor "We Believe"

The Jazz were startled by Golden State's speed, which is quite the contrast from the first round against the Los Angeles Clippers . On their home court, freshly rested off a series that went over four games, the Warriors put on a performance all night. Read More »

Rugby World Cup draw


Host nation Japan are also in the group - Scotland beat them in the 2015 pool stage - with Europe 1, possibly Romania, and a play-off victor completing the picture. Ireland will fancy their chances of topping the group and making it to a Rugby World Cup semi-final for the first time in their history. The group also includes the top European qualifier, possibly Romania, and a play-off victor completing the picture. Read More »

Chelsea title remains Conte's only focus


Chelsea have been competing with local rivals and a resilient opponent - Tottenham , however, they now look nearly assured and confident of becoming champions once again. Eden Hazard had another effort blocked on the line but as Chelsea strained for the victor they began to look a little vulnerable at the back as West Brom gained in confidence. Read More »

Toronto Raptors Offseason Plan

Ibaka averaged 14.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks while hitting almost 40-percent of his three-point shot attempts. LeBron James remains the biggest destroyer of teams in the Eastern Conference. "We're just sticking to it and I think with the DJ, it just gives them a different look and it gives guys motivation to work out to the music and just something different", he said. Read More »

Not a single National Football League team has reached out to Colin Kaepernick


A separate question for Edwards, of course, is why wouldn't he know whether Kaepernick wants to play, if Edwards is truly advising Kaepernick? "The last question I can't answer". "If Kap makes up his mind, he wouldn't only go in and make a team, he'd put pressure on somebody to start". "A source tells me that Kaepernick to this point has had no serious talks with any team about a contract and has had no meetings, which means he has not demanded a starting role or a $10M salary or a $5M ... Read More »

Gary Cahill: 'Losing Premier League title now would leave Chelsea devastated'


Such is the apparent inevitability of its title procession that talk has slowly turned to Conte's contract. The 47-year-old has rejuvenated Chelsea , champions under Mourinho in 2015-16 before imploding and finishing 10th last term. Fair play to him and his team who have kept going despite ensuring survival, but I still think City will have too much for them. "There is only one way, to take three points and to win the title". Read More »

Is this the unusual final blow in latest Red Sox-Orioles war?


But things turned sour for the very next batter when Red Sox starter Chris Sale buzzed Manny Machado with a pitch behind his knees, and the Baltimore third baseman responded after the game with an expletive-filled tirade. Orioles general manager and former Red Sox GM Dan Duquette spoke before Wednesday's game at Fenway Park on the growing feud between the two clubs, and he wasn't shy about where the blame should fall. Read More »