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Spurs' Kawhi Leonard expected to play in Game 1 vs. Warriors

They'd chatted amongst themselves. To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. While this season was a success - the Rockets surpassed expectations and clearly have built a team that allows Harden to flourish - the final two games of this series will add to the doubts that already follow Harden and D'Antoni. Read More »

Overheating problem wrecked Hamilton's race 'from the get-go'

Hamilton, whose bid for a fourth title last season was wrecked by reliability issues, finished 36 seconds behind the victor. And that's where he stayed. I can fight for the title - Bottas Twenty years ago Finland's most successful F1 driver Mika Hakkinen won his first race for McLaren in Spain. "Lewis was one of the first ones to congratulate Valtteri on his first race victory". Read More »

Antonio Conte ranks Premier League triumph in career

After switching to a 3-4-2-1 system, the Blues have been playing at an extremely high level, and Conte is very close to tasting success in his first season in England. He is the only Chelsea player to have played in every single minute of their league campaign and he has produced more passes than any other player in the Premier League, so far, this season. Read More »

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho hands Crystal Palace massive survival boost


Manchester United look set to miss out on a top four spot in the Premier League this season, meaning that their only likely way of qualifying for the Champions League would have to come through winning the Europa League . European football's governing body only overturns decisions made by the referee in cases of mistaken identity. Jose Mourinho's men now lie sixth in the Premier League table with three matches remaining. Read More »

Nadal goes back-to-back in Barcelona

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory over South Korean tennis player Hyeon Chung during the ATP Barcelona Open "Conde de Godo" tennis tournament in Barcelona on April 28, 2017. "I knew he was in great shape after beating three great players before me", Thiem said. He then lost his first service game in the third set. Sunday's final will be the fifth of the season for the Spaniard as he primes his clay-court game for Roland Garros in a month. Read More »

Chelsea 'confident' Antonio Conte will sign new deal


None of the 21 Premier League meetings between these sides have ended goalless - the Baggies have only played more games without a nil-nil against Arsenal and Spurs (22) in the competition. Chelsea host Watford and already-relegated Sunderland in their final two games before the FA Cup final against Arsenal on May 27. They can achieve this with a win in this game, having won 1-0 in the reverse fixture in December. Read More »

Cahill eager to get Chelsea title party started

The 28-year-old is Chelsea's top goalscorer with 21 goals in all competitions this season and he is in fine form as he has scored three goals in his last three league appearances. "We had to solve a lot of problems because when you arrive 10th in the league it means there is not one problem, there are a lot". Cesc Fabregas could also keep his place in midfield after his man-of-the-match performance at Stamford Bridge. Read More »

Wizards must be able to bring home cooking on road to Boston

The Wizards have scored just 15.3 points per game off turnovers against the Celtics in Boston, where the Celtics have a 12.9 percent turnover rate. The Celtics found themselves down double digits after the first quarter in three of the previous four games, and they led by only four points after the opening quarter of Game 4, a game they wound up losing by 19 thanks to a awful start to the second half. Read More »

Brewers score 8 runs in 5th, beat Mets 11-4


After missing the playoffs three of the previous four seasons, their lone postseason berth a loss to the Houston Astros in the 2015 American League wild card game, they adopted a paradigm of developing their minor league system and constructing from within, a model that was central to the franchise making it to six World Series and winning four from 1996 to 2001. Read More »

Conte brushes aside Inter talk as Blues close on title


It capped a remarkable campaign under Conte, who has revived the West Londoners after their 10th-place finish in England's top flight 12 months ago. With the title win, they'll now return to the Champions League next season and should strengthen even further this summer now that they're league winners. Read More »

Madrid Open: Djokovic, Nadal fight on as Wawrinka bows out


The two players served up a treat for an expectant crowd following a delayed start due to rain and Djokovic had to be patient, with Lopez raising his game in his homeland. "I just felt it in the last game". David Goffin awaits the victor of Nadal's clash with Australian Kyrgios as the Belgian beat world number six Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-2. Read More »

It might be time for the Mets to consider trading Matt Harvey

He missed a mandatory workout on the eve of the 2015 playoffs, later apologizing to teammates and explaining that he had no excuse. Backup catcher Kevin Plawecki was at the center of a controversy Friday when a sex toy could be viewed in his locker in a photo the Mets tweeted of T.J. Read More »

Fernando Alonso in seventh heaven with slow-moving McLaren


The 35-year-old stormed off but later posted a message on instagram of himself and his trainer playing tennis. Alonso slipped away from the track and played some paddle tennis to "keep the body active" while mechanics changed out his car's engine before the afternoon session, when he was the last of the 20 drivers to venture out. Read More »

Rohit, Shami included in India's Champions Trophy squad

Prasad told reporters. India have belatedly named their Champions Trophy squad , nearly two weeks after missing the initial deadline. The ICC has reportedly offered India another $100 million but that is yet to be accepted by the BCCI. Rohit has not played worldwide cricket since October previous year as he underwent an operation after injuring his thigh. "That shows he is fit and not like others who are getting rehabilitated after surgery", he said. Read More »

Mustafi says Champions League still in Gunners' sights


Here's a look at that eventful day, when City were crowned the champions of the 2013/14 Premier League season. The veteran French manager has never finished outside the Premier League's top four in a full season in charge, having joined Arsenal in September 1996. Read More »

New bargeboards hint at Red Bull's upgrade

The driver of auto number 11, Force India's Mexican Sergio Perez, has racked up 14 successive points finishes and he too will have aerodynamic updates on his vehicle. But it's very disappointing, obviously. On Thursday, amidst rumours of an entirely new Red Bull vehicle being introduced for the race, Daniel Ricciardo downplayed speculation, admitting: "It's still the same auto itself". Read More »

Halep wins to get back-to-back Madrid titles


The semifinal in question is scheduled for Saturday and would've been played out by the time you read this. Despite a straight sets defeat to Nadal that suggested the Serb, too, has yet to reach his peak, Djokovic remains buoyed. Djokovic will either renew his rivalry with Rafael Nadal or face Belgium's David Goffin in the last four on Saturday. Halep, who was playing in her third final in the Spanish capital in four years, beat France's Kristina Mladenovic in three sets. Read More »

Mourinho: Man Utd season not a failure without Europa League triumph


To Keane, reaching a European final is not enough; it has to be done with the swagger of old, but the fact of the matter is those days are long gone. But Guidetti was still the man who took the brunt of the criticism (probably incorrectly) and has had to deal with the turmoil of missing out on a spot in a European final. Read More »

#Breaking2: Kenyan runner comes agonizingly close to sub 2-hour marathon


Eliud Kipchoge ran the quickest recorded marathon on Saturday, crossing the line at the Monza Formula One track in two hours and 25 seconds - but his time won't enter the records books. Still, his mark likely won't be ratified as a world record, since Nike didn't obey regulations on pacing and hydrating in its race. Former 10,000-meter world record holder Dave Bedford is not buying the new time as the world record. Read More »

Bale lifts weights in pool, working for Champions League final

According to Marca , tying Zidane down for the long haul is President Florentino Perez's "aspiration" and the renewal will be signed "whenever the Frenchman wants". For Sevilla's trip to Madrid, the Argentine manager will be able to count on Vitolo and Sergio Escudero, who did not make the list in a home draw against Real Sociedad last weekend. Read More »

Avery Bradley 'did it all' for Celtics in Game 5 victory

In Game 4, Wall had his breakout game, scoring 27 points, dishing out 12 assists and running the show to perfection for the Wizards , leading them to a 121-102 victory notching the series up at 2. While I wouldn't be shocked if Washington wins this game and forces a game seven, I still like the value with the Celtics, so that's the side I'm on yet again. Read More »

Wall nails game victor to quiet Celtics' funeral talk

The second-round series between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards has been responsible for some of the ugliest games in the 2017 NBA Playoffs, but it's also produced the two best words in all of sports-Game 7. If it is Boston, the Celtics will host Game 1. Celtics bench could not contribute offensively in this game and put up a mere five points. "We had some breakdowns here and there that just cost us". Read More »