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Cavaliers complete sweep of Raptors, reach conference finals


The three-time all-star guard had one year remaining on his contract where he could have been assured US$48 million (AU$65 million) for the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season. TORONTO (AP) — In his playoff rematch with the Toronto Raptors, LeBron James proved even more lethal than last time. We can only try that so much, and it just hasn't worked. Read More »

Andre Burakovsky thrives on Capitals' top line in Game 6 vs. Penguins

For the Capitals , that means more production from Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov , and strong goaltending from Braden Holtby when the puck drops for Game 7 against the Penguins (7:30 p.m. "When you go in like that, it just kind of knocked the wind out of me". He didn't miss a shift. "We've got some guys that have been through a lot, this team has a lot of experience in these types of situations, and I think they have that experience to draw on". Read More »

I'm at Chelsea to stay: Conte

And he is seeking a fourth consecutive championship in domestic football, while a double could follow as Chelsea play Arsenal in the May 27 FA Cup final. The Blues lead second-placed Tottenham by seven points and need one victory from their three remaining games. Chelsea have offered a four-year contract to Antonio Conte and more of say in the transfer market in order to keep him away from Inter Milan's clutches this summer, according to Italian outlet Tutto Mercato . Read More »

West Indies on 112-3 at lunch in 2nd innings vs


Shehzad (14) and Sarfraz Ahmed is not out on 1. Yasir Shah came and went for a duck as Gabriel claimed his five-for by taking out the off-stump, while Sarfraz fell in the next over to Holder. A win in this Test will not only help the visitors seal the three-match Test series but it will be also the first time in 60 years that they will win a Test series on the Caribbean soil. Read More »

Madrid Open: Nadal top Goffin to reach semis


Nadal has lost his last three matches on clay against Djokovic, and his last seven overall against the Serb. Nadal is now the strongest tennis player in the world, despite the fact that the Spaniard takes only the fifth place in the ATP rating. Read More »

I stand with Sulley Muntari - Former President Mahama


The committee described the chanting as deplorable but claimed that "an approximate number of only 10" individuals were involved, not enough to warrant a punishment against the club under Serie A rules. Mr. Mahama in a tweet said he stood with Muntari . "Any form of racism on or outside the field is totally unacceptable and has no place in football". Read More »

Hayes stops Celtic clean sweep at PFA


The Northern Irishman was asked by one onlooker in the audience who the best player he had ever coached was, to which Rodgers jokingly responded : "Mario Balotelli". He said: "There is a real happiness for those players because of all of them who have been nominated have been absolutely first class throughout the season". Read More »

Vettel not captain of his ship in Barcelona practice


Raikkonen's best effort of 1 minute, 20.214 seconds was followed closely by F1 leader Sebastian Vettel at 0.242 seconds slower. All of the leading teams introduced a raft of upgrades for their cars for the first round of the "European" season following the opening four "flyaway" rounds of the championship in Melbourne, Shanghai, Bahrain and Sochi, but it was clear that Mercedes had regained the initiative in the windy conditions on medium and soft tyres. Read More »

Wall, Wizards force game seven against Celtics

Rashad has appeared on ESPN and college radio, SportsTalk on NewsChannel 8 in Washington D.C., and his articles have appeared on ESPN TrueHoop,, Complex Magazine, and the DCist. tipoff on a Friday, there were plenty of empty seats around the arena at the outset. Washington is 6-0 at home during the playoffs and 5-0 at home against Boston this season.Boston F Jae Crowder had 10 points.Washington's last victory in Boston came on April 16, 2014. Read More »

Zidane unsure when Bale will return from injury


Dybala and Juventus have the chance to dethrone Zidane's defending champions Madrid at Millennium Stadium on June 3, but the Argentina worldwide heaped praise on the Turin favourite. "We knew Atletico were going to start well and they had a bit of luck in scoring the two goals , but we knew that if we scored it would kill them", Cristiano Ronaldo told reporters. Read More »

Joshua ready for Klitschko rematch


But Joshua hung on and came back strong before knocking Klitschko onto the floor twice in the 11th before the referee eventually stopped it with the older man on the ropes, literally and figuratively. Some boxing legends, as well as enthusiasts across the globe on Sunday, hailed the victory of Anthony Joshua over Wladimir Klitschko. Speaking on how he feels achieving such feat, the visibly elated Joshua said, "Very humbled and not just for myself, but for the people that have worked with me, ... Read More »

South Dakota basketball team to play Duke on Dec. 2

Dollars head coach Craig Smith said the program is "pumped" and "incredibly thankful" to play one of the top teams in college basketball. He also notes that it will be "an experience of a lifetime" for him and his players. The program has won an NCAA-best 132 consecutive home games against non-conference opponents dating back to 2000. Dollars is coming off its first Summit League regular season championship. Read More »

Wall hits late 3, forces Game 7

Horford had put Boston 91-89 ahead with seven seconds remaining, but Wall responded. It was far from Wall's best game of the playoffs - he finished with 26 points on 9-for-25 shooting from the floor - but he came up with the goods when it counted. Read More »

Harden Missing; Leonard-less Spurs Rout Rockets, Win Series 4-2

Of course the Spurs blew out the Rockets by 39 points, in Houston , playing without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker , against a hungry team with everything to lose. "Everything falls on my shoulder", he said. It's tough, especially the way we lost at home for Game 6. The Spurs' big men only managed 2-for-5 shooting in the opening three minutes, leading San Antonio to abandon the strategy midway through the first quarter and sub Simmons for Gasol. Read More »

Carrick: I'm desperate for Man Utd to reach Europa League final


United have never won the Europa League and are bidding to reach a first continental final since their 3-1 loss to Barcelona at Wembley in the deciding match of the 2010-11 Champions League. It doesn't matter what happened before, how big the matches before were. "What matters is the next one and the next one is (on Thursday), so I don't believe Celta dreams more than us, that Celta wants more than us. Read More »

Xi Jinping, Moon Jae-In agree over plan to denuclearise North korea

At the same time, however, the North mobilized its propaganda media to reveal its intention to improve inter-Korean ties while also making demands. But until Thursday, South Korea had not been invited. Lee was head of the NIS, South Korea's main intelligence service, under South Korea's previous conservative administration. Moon took office instantly, without a transitional period. Read More »

Alex Ovechkin reveals injuries that slowed him vs. Penguins


Washington's dressing room had more questions than answers for how the Capitals found themselves saddled with another postseason disappointment, the best regular-season team again flamed out in early May. But if a team comes calling with a fair offer, Washington should at least consider moving the three-time Hart Trophy victor. "On paper, they're the better team, but we feel like if we can contain a little bit of Crosby and Malkin, and make their depth players step to the forefront, we ... Read More »

Frank Lampard: 'Antonio Conte is Chelsea's main man'

The final minutes were interrupted by some scuffling in the stands but nothing could dampen Chelsea's joy. At his unveiling on July 14 past year, Conte said: "I hope there is a small flame flickering that can eventually grow into a blazing inferno". Read More »

Harvey suspension the latest misstep in a nightmare Mets season


Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen was twice dispatched to call Harvey and both times received no answer. If Cabrera is sidelined for a long period, NY could bring up 21-year-old shortstop Amed Rosario from Triple-A Las Vegas. But Harvey gave up a walk and a double to start the inning and the Royals tied the game before eventually clinching the championship with a 12-inning win. Read More »

Swansea closes in on EPL survival with 2-0 win at Sunderland


They are one point above Hull in 17th place ahead of their final two games, Sunderland away and West Brom at home on the final day of the season. We knew we had to take points in the last few weeks and that's what we did. Defoe saw a half-chance snuffed out by Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski after 35 minutes but it was a fleeting moment of hope for the home supporters, who saw Swansea double their lead before the break. Read More »

Baez, Schwarber power the Cubs past Phillies


Arrieta (4-1, 4.63 ERA) recovered after the Phillies jumped out to a 2-0 lead, continuing a trend where the Cubs have now allowed 35 runs in the first inning this season. Schwarber was retired on a fly out to end the inning, but the damage had already been done. "I was asked at the end of that sweep how it would affect the team, and it wasn't fun leaving there", Mackanin said after the Phillies evened their record at 12-12. Read More »

See how Chelsea fans celebrated Premier League title win in Uyo

On came Belgian Michy Batshuayi for a relatively ineffective Eden Hazard . "I repeat: The money is important at this level only to give the real value of a player or the coach". "To find the right solution quickly isn't easy and for this I want to thank my players because they trusted in the new work, my philosophy, video analysis to see mistakes and they showed the right attitude and behaviour". Read More »