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DeMar DeRozan: Raptors Would Have Won With LeBron James

It's going to be my ninth time in 14 years. "Let's call a spade a spade. The guy we just lost to (James), he's 32 years old, he's still playing at a 25-year-old pace". It started in the second half of the regular season and carried over to the playoffs. Raptors president Masai Ujiri will address the media on Tuesday. Read More »

Trump's attempt to intimidate Comey could come back to haunt him

Is it the details of the Comey-Trump dinner and the president's hints of secret "tapes"? In a pair of tweets sent Friday, Trump suggested he might do away with the daily press briefings at the White House and instead have his spokesmen communicate to the public only via "written responses". Read More »

Bradley Stuns Wizards as Celtics Win-Lead Series 3-2

Bradley scored a playoff career-high 29 points as the Boston Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 123-101 to take the spotlight away from teammate Isaiah Thomas . Al Horford added 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds, Jae Crowder finished with 18 points and eight rebounds and Isaiah Thomas ended with 18 points and nine assists for Boston . Read More »

Blue Jays lose pitcher Francisco Liriano to DL


The biggest boost came from Yan Gomes , who hit a three-run home run in the eighth that sealed the victory for the Indians . The 30-year old is a big part of the Jays' success despite the team's shaky start, and the Blue Jays can be thankful they have been able to rely on him, unlike in previous seasons. Read More »

IPL: Delhi Daredevils down Supergiant

Karun Nair top-scores with 64 as Delhi post 168/8. Pune managed just 161 in reply. The visitors will be hoping for another good performance from the Maharashtra right-hander alongside skipper Steve Smith, Manoj Tiwary, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ben Stokes. Read More »

Spurs roll over Rockets to advance with game 6 win

The other National Basketball Association semis features the Cleveland Cavaliers against either the Boston Celtics or the Washington Wizards . LaMarcus Aldridge stepped up and provided the team with 10 points in the first quarter. The Steve Kerr Warriors have been on a miniature dynasty run but have never faced Gregg Popovich and the Spurs in the playoffs. But that was almost seven months ago, it was Kevin Durant's first game with the Warriors, and Golden State wasn't fully in sync ... Read More »

4 things that went down at the Justin Bieber concert

The concert had cost a cool $4 million; like an global artiste of his level, Bieber had a pricey list of demands from the organisers; and fans had shelled out anything between Rs 5,000 to Rs 15,000 for tickets to the gig. Around 45,000 Beliebers are expected to be in attendance for the Grammy-winning singer's first-ever show in India. As was earlier reported, Justin neither attended a Bollywood party nor visited Taj Mahal before leaving. Read More »

Aulas: "L'OL est un grand club qui attire de grands joueurs"


Nous sommes chez nous, au Parc OL . Les coéquipiers de Maxwell Cornet ont payé ce lourd revers concédé à l'aller (1-4). Henrikh Mkhitaryan le milieu offensif de l'équipe d'Arménie va disputer avec Manchester United le 24 mai au " Friends Arena " de Stockholm (Suède) la finale de l'Europa League contre Ajax d'Amsterdam. Read More »

Boks draw World Cup champs NZ at RWC 2019


For Canada coach Mark Anscombe, Wednesday's draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup could be labelled "pick your poison". Ireland are likely to meet either New Zealand or South Africa , if they get through the pool. "I am sure Rugby World Cup will be a fantastic success and will further boost rugby around the world", said Abe. The 2003 champions were handed the toughest assignment of the leading nations, with holders New Zealand drawing South Africa and Italy in Pool B . Read More »

Roman Abramovich's bonus to Chelsea players for winning the league


For some there was a feeling of jubilation. Whether it's the Premier League title itself, Champions League qualification, a Europa League spot or battles with relegation, fates are being sealed. "My players are totally focused on the moment". Consequently, the Italian has challenged Chelsea to show him how much they value his work when talks get under way. Read More »

Fabregas and Courtois revel in Chelsea's Premier League glory


Two years after Mourinho led Chelsea to the title, Conte has stitched the London club back together after dressing-room unity unravelled under Mourinho during a horrendous title defence last season. But David Luiz 2.0 has been a hard-nosed stopper, making over 100 defensive interventions (tackles, interceptions and blocks) in 32 league games this season, while the most telling number of all may well be zero - the number of mistakes that have led to opposition goals this season. Read More »

LeBron James Makes NBA History in Game 4 Victory Sunday

DeRozan left the game briefly with 8:07 to play in the second quarter after he was inadvertently kicked in the midsection while guard Iman Shumpert. According to Ujiri, the Raptors want to retain their All-Star point guard, who is coming off a career year, averaging 22.1 points, seven assists and 4.8 rebounds while shooting over 41 percent from downtown. Read More »

No suspension warranted after Crosby's concussion


This happened because the National Hockey League allowed it to happen. It shouldn't be surprising that the Penguins are leading the Capitals 3-1 despite losing their best player, best defenseman, and arguably best goaltender to injury. The going has been a bit slower for McDavid in his playoff debut. "It'll be fun to watch Geno now, knowing him, knowing what he can do out there", goalie Marc-Andre Fleury said Tuesday. Read More »

Contreras 2 HRs, Butler 6 scoreless, Cubs stop Cardinals 3-2


Right from the beginning of the year our schedule has been awkward. Brett Anderson (8.18) has been lackluster. But that's the same total as the Cubs, whose recent mistakes have led to untimely rallies by opponents and inflated the pitch counts of starting pitchers. Read More »

Chelsea crowned champions for 2016/2017 season


Two years after Mourinho led Chelsea to the title, Conte has stitched the London club back together after dressing-room unity unravelled under Mourinho during a horrendous title defence last season. Hazard had to wait until April for his first goal the previous season when Chelsea went from champions to also-rans. Many thought Chelsea had done well to sell Luiz for 50 million pounds (then $84 million) in 2014, particularly after his poor showing at a home World Cup. Read More »

Michy Batshuayi's late victor delivers Premier League title for Chelsea

I thank them for their commitment and work-rate. "It's important for me and also my players because don't forget that last season was a bad season for the club, the players and the fans". Hazard tumbled under Jonny Evans' attention, the appeals half-hearted, and Chelsea continued to be frustrated by a disciplined Baggies defence, Fabregas and Pedro firing wide from the edge of the box as Conte paced his area. Read More »

Batshuayi's late winner delivers title for Chelsea


It's the best day for Chelsea today", said Batshuayi, who arrived from Marseille past year in a £33.2 million ($42.8 million, 39.1 million euros) transfer. It was not vintage Chelsea on Friday but they got the job done on a tense night in the Midlands. Two losses, to Liverpool and Arsenal, derailed the team but Conte reacted with a formation change to a 3-4-3 in late September. Read More »

Nadal to face Djokovic in semi-finals — Madrid Open


In the women's draw, Eugenie Bouchard of Canada advanced to the quarterfinals after top-seeded Angelique Kerber retired with a left thigh injury in the second set. It was the 11th straight win for Nadal , and his tour-leading 30th victory for the year. Luckily for him, Murray seems to be regaining confidence, breezing past Marius Copil 6-4 6-3. Read More »

Chelsea FC not that far ahead, says Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp

Eden Hazard one game? So far it's been hard because you can't start a player then have to think after 40 minutes: "So we have to change?" "Now we have two more players as options". In there last 7 games their only defeats have been to Man City and Chelsea and they have just had a little confidence booster by holding Liverpool to a draw at Anfield. Read More »

Draymond Green calls Boston's Kelly Olynyk a 'dirty player'

He was tossed from Game 3 for charging and knocking over Kelly Olynyk . The bigs for Boston not named Al Horford have been non-entities as the Wizards won the last two games by an aveage of 23 points to tie the semifinals at 2. "I know what I do", Olynyk said. "I was guarding IT [Isaiah Thomas] most of the second half - our goal is to just take him out of the game", said Beal. Read More »

Chelsea crowned Premier League champions

I don't think Antonio Conte will expect anything different. "It's a great achievement for the players". "They deserve the title". "After the bad defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal, I wanted to change and find a new system, and in my mind there was this option to play with a 3-4-3 because I know the characteristics of the players would allow it, and give us more solidity". Read More »

Kyle Lowry opts out of final year of contract with Raptors


After sweeping an Eastern Conference playoff series. While a dominant James has made Cleveland's run in the playoffs look easy, he credits past postseason failures for preparing him. Toronto has been to the playoffs four times since Masai Ujiri started heading up basketball operations, being ousted twice in the first round, once in the second round and past year in the conference finals. Read More »

Chelsea's Premier League title triumph in numbers


David Luiz described his maiden Premier League title triumph as a dream come true after Chelsea's 1-0 win at West Brom on Friday. The double now beckons for Chelsea who face Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on May 27. "I think I have to change my suit because my suit is a disaster now". "I don't remember if it was a header or a punch". Yet there was nearly a shock for Chelsea when Rondon escaped a challenge from David Luiz and raced clear, only for Cesar Azpilicueta to make a vital, ... Read More »

North Korea calls US-South Korea plot a 'declaration of war'


North Korea is subject to global sanctions over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, which Pyongyang sees as a deterrent against a potential invasion by its adversaries. "He's a more liberal ruler and better suited for the presidency in terms of morality and Catholic faith", said Han, who was a regular protester at the pro-impeachment rallies. Read More »

Conte: 3-4-3 changed season

The win took Chelsea 10 points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who only have three games left to play. The latter emotion is easy to understand. "Antonio, Antonio, Antonioooo, Antonio, Antonioooo!" Even then, Conte could not rest easy and his wild touchline celebrations were the flawless window into the soul of a ferocious competitor who thinks nothing of waking in the middle of the night to plot another tactical masterstroke. Read More »

McCann, McCullers lead MLB-best Astros past Yankees, 5-1


I take full blame for that. and I'm doing everything in my power so that never happens again". "(Ellsbury) didn't call me off". He struggled in his last start, allowing five hits and five runs — four earned — in just four innings of a loss to the Rangers. Read More »

Chelsea secures 5th EPL title defeating West Brom

We didn't want them coming to town and just rolling us over. Chelsea will clinch the league trophy on Friday night if they defeat West Brom at the Hawthorns . Everton were beaten 5-0 and Chelsea won 1-0 at Middlesbrough before dispatching Tottenham 2-1 in a closely contested game. A change in management and formation, not to mention the presence of Kante, has given Hazard more freedom going forward and less defensive responsibility. Read More »

Guardiola sees brighter Champions League future for City


It's also claimed that the City manager wanted to sign Valdes before he joined Boro last summer. They are 41 points below league leaders Chelsea. Valdes had a torrid time at Manchester United when he was ostracised by Louis van Gaal after falling out with the Dutchman. Read More »

Chelsea hopeful of sealing title at West Brom, feels Courtois


Yet despite Conte's excellent start at Stamford Bridge, there has been continued speculation he could return to his native Italy. Sabatini left Roma last October and has been working with Suning over his new role at the San Siro. Many of those supporters will be casting their minds back to 2005 when Jose Mourinho arrived in England and also delivered a PL title in his debut campaign in charge of Chelsea , winning the title away at Bolton thanks to a victory propelled by two Frank Lampard ... Read More »

Chelsea bag the Premier League title

But the mood changed and the title was won with eight minutes left as substitute Batshuayi, who had previously endured a season of struggle after his £33m move from Marseille, ended a scrappy passage of play by steering a finish high past Ben Foster. Read More »

CL Semi Final 1 - Ronaldo's 42nd Real Madrid hat-trick slays Atletico


Atletico could not live with Real and a home win seemed inevitable after Ronaldo first struck inside 10 minutes before he added a couple more to his fantastic goal tally in the second half. In reality Atletico were anything but good at the Bernabeu, managing just one shot on target , a fact acknowledged by their manager Diego Simeone. Read More »

Spurs' Parker has successful surgery on ruptured tendon


While Houston struggled in transition against a Spurs defense committed to stifling the Rockets' fast break, its offense was seriously undermined by Harden shooting 3 for 17 en route to 13 points. James Harden is averaging 28.4 points and 8.4 assists while Lou Williams is averaging 15.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. "He's aggressive all night". Leonard has certainly done all he can to help the Spurs win in the postseason. Read More »