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Celtics run all over Wizards in Game 5

It was that kind of night for the Celtics . Washington , which dominated the first quarter for most of the series , won both games at home by average of 23 points. Washington fans booed Olynyk every time he touched the ball in Game 4, but the Wizards' Bradley Beal said he thought Celtics fans took it too far Wednesday night. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino: Title very hard, but not out of reach

Crooks told BBC Sport that he still has hope that Tottenham can go onto win trophies next season, they have to show their ambition by keeping their top players. "Our strength is in our collective, our squad", he said. Win both and the title is theirs. Football is not about one name, one player. It's very important for us, so I'm so pleased to score such a goal like this. Read More »

Freeman injured, Bautista bat flips and Braves beat Jays

The Blue Jays ended up losing the game 8-4. Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar has apologized for "inappropriate language" to his opponent, teammates and the LGBTQ community as Major League Baseball investigates his use of an anti-gay slur during Wednesday's game. Read More »

Chelsea, with EPL title assured, beat Watford

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Chelsea could reach 93 points with victory at home to relegated Sunderland next weekend and Conte's side have the chance to win the double when they meet Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley on May 27. From scoring the title-winning goal on Friday to getting on the scoresheet again on Monday, Batshuayi's getting the rewards his hard work behind the scenes has deserved. Read More »

NHL playoffs: Senators manhandle Penguins

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Phil Kessel, center, celebrates with teammates Evgeni Malkin (71) and Chris Kunitz (14) after scoring against the Ottawa Senators during the third period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final in the NH. We have to put our best effort out there. "We still know what we have to do out there to be successful as a group". I think that's how we make progress. Read More »

Spurs level Rockets series, Cavs into 2-0 lead

Spurs Special Forces is sort of a amusing version of The A Team with Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan being the best characters, although Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker have their moments. We'll be there at the Toyota Center to provide you with complete coverage. Sure they are going to be always good but not like they are now. "I do what the team needs", Aldridge said. Read More »

Celtics, Lakers, 76ers have plenty riding on the National Basketball Association lottery

And even with LaVar talking a big game, there is no guarantee a National Basketball Association team would be willing to get pushed around by some rookie's dad. However, either way, there is still a growing number of players under 20 who are deciding to declare for the NBA Draft each season. "It was fun", said Ainge at the team's training facility in Waltham after the lottery selection ended. Read More »

Warriors surge past Spurs in Game 2

You can listen to his comments in their entirety here, let me just warn you, even I felt uncomfortable having never quite heard Popovich this angry...and that says a lot. Scoring has to come from someplace. But those hopes would be a lot more realistic if Cleveland had lost even one game in the playoffs so far, so I'd still bet on the talent disparity. Read More »

Warriors surge past Spurs in Game 2

You can listen to his comments in their entirety here, let me just warn you, even I felt uncomfortable having never quite heard Popovich this angry...and that says a lot. Scoring has to come from someplace. But those hopes would be a lot more realistic if Cleveland had lost even one game in the playoffs so far, so I'd still bet on the talent disparity. Read More »

Basketball: Cavaliers crush Celtics in Game One of NBA Eastern Conference Finals

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He added another notch Wednesday, setting the tone for the Cleveland Cavaliers with relentless attacks to the basket that methodically broke the Celtics en route to a 117-104 Game 1 victory in the Eastern Conference finals. And then there was James . The Celtics put on a spurt at the end of the third quarter to cut what was a 28-point Cavs lead to 92-75 heading into the fourth period, but the Cavaliers were never seriously threatened. Read More »

Lingard: Rashford has been "amazing"

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While United hold the advantage going into next Friday's second leg at Old Trafford, Mourinho believes the tie could have been already over had his side made full use of their chances. "The free-kick is work". "The freekick is really well taken, the goalkeeper has no chance". He had a fantastic shot in the first half with that attractive save and then the free-kick is work - he works every day and loves to work. Read More »

EPL: Battle for Champions League spot via playoff?

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Mane was signed from Southampton last summer for £34 million (Dh162.6m) and despite not featuring for much of the campaign, still has to be a considered one of the signings of the season. Similarly, a 2-2 draw at the Emirates and a 3-1 win for Middlesbrough (or a 3-3 draw and 4-2 win at Anfield) would also lead to a play-off. Funnily enough, the London media don't mention very often that Spurs have only ever won two league titles. Read More »

Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid

And after resisting an Atletico Madrid onslaught on Wednesday night to progress to the Champions League final 4-2 on aggregate despite losing 2-1 on the night, he confessed he will name two very different teams at home to Sevilla and at Celta in midweek. Read More »

'Confident' Capitals appear poised to finish off comeback vs. Penguins

The Penguins are beat up, they're exhausted (they have played more games in the last 365 days than any other team still playing in the playoffs) and as cliché as it is, it's awfully hard to repeat as Stanley Cup Champs. "And that's a strong message". Despite his previous concussion, and despite looking dazed after the fall, the NHL's concussion "spotters" - people in NY who watch all games and have the authority to remove a player from action to be evaluated for a concussion - did not ... Read More »

Warriors flatten Spurs, go up 2-0

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I'm like, 'Hey, I'm being bullied by Oakland PD or San Francisco PD in my own building, my own parking lot'. I don't think as a group they really did, which means probably a little bit feeling sorry for themselves psychologically. Curry used 6-for-9 shooting from 3-point range to lead seven Warriors scorers in double figures. It's not a must-win Game 3 , but their season is on the line Saturday night at the AT&T Center . Read More »

Angry Phil Kessel fires up Penguins, ties series with Senators

After dropping game 1 in overtime, the Pittsburgh Penguins look to even the series with the Ottawa Senators . "Simple as that", Anderson said. Sullivan's Pens are known to adapt quickly in a series, and we know #TheSystem can be beaten with speed as the Rangers did in Games 3 and 4. Read More »

Always Dreaming, Classic Empire are neighbors in Preakness

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Now, it wasn't that bad when Always Dreaming went to the track, because he went to the track at 5:30 this morning. Pletcher's second Kentucky Derby victor, Always Dreaming , will seek the trainer's first Preakness win and take the next step toward thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. Read More »

Pablo Zabaleta relives favourite Manchester City moments after final home game

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The win means a draw on Sunday against Watford will see Pep Guardiola's charges seal a top-four spot, a somewhat disappointing end to a campaign which had started out so well. They would have had a flawless score, had not it been for a 0-0 draw against the Baggies in 2011, according to BBC . In with the crowdFollowing Saturday's announcement he will be leaving this summer, City fans made clear in Zabaleta's last home game as a Blues player their appreciation for his service, with banners ... Read More »

USA imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court

US President Donald Trump on Thursday called the situation in Venezuela a "disgrace to humanity" and said the deadly political crisis was possibly the worst of its kind in decades. He accuses his opponents of trying to oust him in a coup with the backing of Washington. Protesters are angry about shortages of food and medicine and a soaring inflation, blaming Maduro. Read More »

Teams calling about D'Angelo Russell after NBA Draft Lottery

The pick originally belonged to the Nets, but Boston was able to acquire it in a 2013 trade that has paid off enormously well for the Celtics. But the noise surrounding him might be too much for a contending team and the prospect of drafting someone so adamant about being a Laker might be enough to turn them off of Lonzo. Read More »

BCCI Announces 15 Member Indian Squad For The ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Cricket Association of Bengal President and former national captain Sourav Ganguly, acting BCCI President C.K. Khanna, BCCI acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary and Indian Premier League Chairman Rajiv Shukla attended the meet. Shami has picked up two wickets in five games in the IPL since his return to action from a lengthy injury layoff. The selection panel, headed by M.S.K. Read More »

Nile, Yadav guide Kolkata to qualifier

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Wickets were falling at regular intervals and, by the end of the innings, so too was the rain. The batsmen played well, the bowlers who we picked at the auction did well. All the team needs to practice at the hour is - restrained aggression. The third Australian captain in the IPL, Kings XI Punjab's Glenn Maxwell, did not have a great tournament, with his side finishing just outside the top four and coming under fire from former India opener Virender Sehwag. Read More »

Johansen and Kesler take spotlight in Western Conference Final

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The Anaheim Ducks were down a game in the Western Conference finals and down 2-0 in Game 2 against Pekka Rinne, the most dominant goalie in these Stanley Cup playoffs. In overtime, it was right there for the taking. "We knew the building was going to be loud and they were going to come hard". "You always try to establish your home building, tough place to play". Read More »

Ronaldo has nothing but praise for Zidane's management

Indeed, they've netted 11 goals in their last four at La Rosaleda, keeping three clean sheets in that time . Madrid have won many games this season by the tiniest of margins, with slices of luck going their way with offsides and disallowed goals. Read More »

Reasons To Believe In The Penguins In Game 7

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What the Penguins need to do if they want to take the next step in becoming the first Stanley Cup champion in almost 20 years to repeat is pretty clear. Despite all their skill, Washington is terrible when it comes to 4-on-4 play. A week removed from a concussion that sidelined him for a game, Crosby ended up skating slowly off the ice after what he described as having the wind knocked out of him. Read More »

Highlights of Sunday's National Hockey League game

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What's Next: The series shifts to Bridgestone Arena in Nashville for Game 3, which will be played Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET. They werent necessarily the wrong calls. But the four teams left vying for the Stanley Cup this spring - the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators in the East and Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks in the West - all made a handful of significant trades to get to this point. Read More »

Pochettino staying at Spurs, no buyout clause in contract

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Mauricio Pochettino says his players generally like summer trips. "It's frustrating when we've played as well as we have, it's very frustrating when you don't have anything to show for it". You must improve if you want to win because next season will be completely different. With Fuchs trailing behind, Son teed up Kane to sweep in from six yards. Read More »

Cavs push Raptors to brink

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The team that that was largely expected to be able to flip a switch in the post-season and start playing like the team that won the title a year ago has gone ahead and flipped the switch. How can we play? They finished just 2-of-18 (.111 pct.) from long range. Kyrie is still attempting to find his shot, scoring 16 points on 21 shots and struggling to find his rhythm, but it ultimately had no bearing on the final result. Read More »

Hamilton edges Vettel in Spanish GP thriller

Vettel had kept his lead, but Hamilton waited for a straightaway to blow past him on his faster tires and never looked back. A virtual safety vehicle after Stoffel Vandoorme and Felipe Massa clashed gave Hamilton the chance to pit earlier than Vettel and close the gap, paving the way for a brilliant victory. Read More »

Louis Blues take strong dose of optimism into offseason

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Notes: The Predators' only playoff series clinched outside of Nashville came in Game 7 in Anaheim to clinch their first-round series past year. "Right now, I'm pretty happy". It is nearly like a personal affront to him that someone would even try it. But the Blues have shown throughout this series, and the one before it, that they don't need to be flawless to win. Read More »

Oilers rout Ducks, set up Game 7

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Correctly, Rule 78.7 (ii) says that a " goal on the ice should have been allowed because (ii) the attacking Player was pushed, shoved or fouled by a defending Player causing the attacking Player to come into contact with the goalkeeper ". The fourth time through that scenario was the breaking point for general manager Bob Murray, who fired coach Bruce Boudreau after last season and rehired Randy Carlyle to rewrite that exhausted script before the window of opportunity closes for a group ... Read More »

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win Madrid Open

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He erased three match points before Nadal sliced a backhand volley for the title. The Spaniard backed up the strong performance with another championship on Sunday. "I wasn't building any points really". "I'm very happy at the moment", Thiem added. I try to compete. I played well also. "Hopefully I'll have another good result in Rome". Read More »