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LeBron James on Game 3 performance: 'I was just pretty poor'

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Avery Bradley knocked down a three-pointer with one-tenth of a second left, and the Boston Celtics completed a comeback from 21 points down to shock the Cavs , 111-108, in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. That's a remarkable achievement. His game-winner in Game 3 marked his 22nd uncontested 3-pointer of the postseason, tying him for the most in these playoffs with Stephen Curry. Read More »

Cech: Champions League exile not a problem for Arsenal

LIAM BRADY HAS once again underlined his unwavering support for Arsene Wenger amid calls for the Arsenal manager to step down after two decades in the job. He [Wenger] has to scratch around in relative terms. Pep Guardiola's City knocked in five at Watford to give departing home manager Walter Mazzarri a miserable send-off. Read More »

Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance

The Spurs had led the Warriors before Leonard exited in the third quarter of that game, and San Antonio never recovered. Golden State have faced Cleveland in the last two finals and the Cavaliers are on course to meet them once again as they hold a 2-1 series lead against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference final. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool are back where they belong

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Some fans had been hoping that they would be given the option to opt out of Europa League fixtures altogether, but that is not the case. "Some you know about - and it is very hard for the group of players to cope with that - and [there are] some other reasons we will talk about another day". Read More »

Dixon takes Indy 500 pole, Alonso fifth for start

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It's the third time Dixon, the 2008 Indy 500 victor, has started first in the race. After a rain shortened qualifying session on Saturday, the Fast Nine fought for pole late Sunday afternoon. Ryan-Hunter Reay was the lead driver in the opening group, securing himself P10 on the grid. The odds may be stacked against Alonso - only nine rookies have won the Indy 500 in its 100-year history - but his commitment will be unswerving. Read More »

Final: Cavaliers 130, Celtics 86

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Votes were cast on a points basis - five points for first, three for second and one for third. "Double-digit leads and wins are pretty surprising", Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said . Leonard , who has won the last two Defensive Player of the Year awards, led the Spurs to 60 wins for the second straight season for the first time in franchise history. Read More »

Wenger reveals when he will have Arsenal showdown talks

The Reds appeared to be in freefall at the turn of the year when they managed only one win in nine games in all competitions - against lowly Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup - and suffered league defeats by Hull City and Swansea City. The Reds regularly came unstuck against bottom-half sides who defended deep and tried to frustrate but, strangely, playing in the Champions League may actually be easier for the players as fewer teams will come to Anfield with ultra-cautious tactics. Read More »

Spurs officially rule out Kawhi Leonard (ankle) for Game 4

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He's human. He didn't shoot the ball well. This has been particularly disappointing, because it was shaping up to potentially be an outstanding series until Kawhi Leonard was lost to injury in the third quarter of game one. Golden State needed to pull out all the stops to keep their flawless playoffs record in tact on Saturday, as Kevin Durant steered them to a come-from-behind win over the Jazz in Game 3 . Read More »

The debut for Hughes: Canada rookie tied for lead at Players

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McGirt, whose only PGA Tour victory was the Memorial last season, hasn't had many of those at the Stadium Course. When McIlroy is healthy and on his game, few players are more compelling. "I hit a good shot". Then he shot a 1-over 73 that included a double-bogey at the first hole, his 10th of the day. McIlroy plans to fly back to Belfast on Monday to have the scan. Read More »

Football expert weighs in on possible Arsene Wenger replacement

Both Spurs and Liverpool have performed above expectations in securing Champions League football with both teams odds against at the start of the season to achieve the feat - Liverpool 6/4 and Spurs 13/8. "We are all looking forward to what we can do". Arsene Wenger's proud record is over: Arsenal has failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. Read More »

Ducks vs. Predators live stream, Game 6

The Ryan Johansen injury was expected to be a devastating injury that could derail a series , but don't tell that to the Nashville Predators. Rinne has shut these Ducks down twice in the last three games and is fresh off possibly his best performance of the playoffs yet. Read More »

Hunt for a place in finals begins as Mumbai play Pune

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But a dismal collapse from Kings XI left Supergiant needing just 74 to win, and they promptly chased down that scant total in just 12 overs, finishing second to set up a Qualifer 1 clash with Mumbai Indians, who topped the table. Things only went downhill from that point on as Shardul Thakur ripped through the top order with a three-wicket haul. Pune now face Mumbai Indians in a qualifying final on Tuesday night (2.30am Wednesday NZT), while David Warner's Sunrisers Hyderabad are up ... Read More »

Liverpool deserve Champions League football, says beaming Klopp

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The 67-year-old Frenchman won't discuss his future until after Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea. Of the anti-Kroenke chants, Wenger said: "I respect Stan Kroenke a lot". "The most wonderful thing about him is this: he has come through a forest of criticism for months now, and has never bowed". " We want to win more, we want to keep winning, we want silverware and we want to be the best team ". Read More »

Not many teams better than Spurs, says Kane

I said before I'd love to score the winning goal and for it to happen is brilliant. And it is the goals from academy graduate Kane over the last three seasons that have propelled the side up the standings. This afternoon was Tottenham's 2,532nd match in all competitions at the ground, with 1,472 wins, 565 draws and 496 defeats from those games. "I'm not upset. Read More »

Leonard to miss Game 4 with Spurs on brink of elimination

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The Warriors await a possible third straight championship matchup with Cleveland, which leads Boston 2-1 in the East final. San Antonio gave it an effort, cutting what was a 22-point, third-quarter margin down to 10 with three minutes to go in the quarter. Read More »

Betting tips for NBA Basketball Playoffs Warriors at Spurs

Stephen Curry is incredible. His teammates, Andres Nocioni, Walter Hermann, Fabricio Oberto, and, most notably, Luis Scola, found themselves in National Basketball Association jerseys shortly after. They would not trail in the second half. But Durant set up Curry for a wing 3, which jacked the lead back to 14. As Ginobili exited the floor at the conclusion of Monday's game, Spurs fans changed their chant to "one more year". Read More »

Undermanned Boston stun Cleveland in game three of Eastern finals

He had been the best player in the postseason to this point (eight straight 30-point games), then he was awful on Sunday night: 4-of-13 from the field, 0-of-4 from three, one point in the game's final 18 minutes. In a game where the C's had to play without Isaiah Thomas, by far their best scorer, Smart took the offensive mantle and delivered big-time. Thomas flew out to Tacoma twice during the Celtics' first round series against Chicago, the second time to speak at his sister's funeral. Read More »

Round 3 - Game 2 - Ducks vs. Predators RECAP: Even Up

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Nashville Predators' Filip Forsberg, right, celebrates after scoring against Anaheim Ducks' Antoine Vermette , center, and goalie John Gibson during the first period of Game 1 in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference fi. Game 4 is Thursday night in Nashville . At least, that was how fans of the Nashville Predators had been looking at it after on-ice officials almost “cost” their team a win in Game 3 of the Western Conference final. Read More »

Celtics stun Cavs to reduce series deficit

Boston cut the Cavaliers series lead to 2-1 as their improbable victory came despite the absence of star guard Isaiah Thomas , who is out for the remainder of the National Basketball Association season with a hip injury. After blowing a 21-point 3rd quarter lead, the Cleveland Cavaliers eventually lost on a 3-point bomb by Avery Bradley at the buzzer, making LeBron's 4-of-13 shooting, 11-point performance all the more disappointing. Read More »

Misery for Arsenal as Liverpool, City make Champions League

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At that stage, with Liverpool being held at home by Middlesbrough , it looked as though Arsenal could yet squeeze into the top four but as news filtered through that Liverpool had gone ahead, those hopes faded. We are closer together. Wenger said he did not know whether Kroenke had attended against Everton. Arsenal slipped down early in the race to make amends, failing to reach the top four after twenty years. Read More »

James odd man out as NBA announces MVP finalists

Harden made the First team for the third time in 4 years while Davis, Westbrook and Leonard each made their second appearance on the list. It's Wall's first All-NBA honor. Davis joins Cousins, Ralph Beard, Alex Groza and Cliff Hagan as two-time honorees. Every team before the turn of the century played big and had little to no three-point shooting in their starting lineups. Read More »

14 drivers who have earned playoff points after Kansas Speedway

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And at Richmond, Busch was running second to Logano when he tried to follow the leader onto pit road during a late caution, but committed too late and was forced to serve a penalty. "A lot of us took a hard hit". We got a lot of fans from Colorado here today. What was different Saturday night in the Sunflower State was that he led the most important lap and that being the final one. Read More »

EPL: Champions Chelsea and John Terry sign off in style

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The relegated Black Cats were aware of the orchestrated plan, which Terry has said was his idea, and the Premier League is understood to be relaxed about the matter, which did not contravene its rules. But Wright didn't agree with his sentiment saying, "I don't know if I'd disagree but Sunderland are down, they're champions - you know". It's not for me. Read More »

Desperate Ottawa tries to avoid elimination by Penguins

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Matt Murray , who recorded his second career postseason shutout following a 25-save performance, has turned aside 68 of 71 shots since replacing Marc-Andre Fleury and owns a 17-6 record in 24 playoff appearances. The HBK line was so important for the Penguins because it added an element of scoring that previous teams didn't have. Reigning NHL Stanley Cup champions the Pittsburgh Penguins demolished the Ottawa Senators 7-0 to move on the cusp of another finals berth. Read More »

LeBron James calls out reporter after poor performance in loss to Celtics

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) drives on Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk (41) during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Cleveland . Celtics coach Brad Stevens wasn't about to take any credit for "stopping" James. Seems like you only ask questions when we lose. For the Cavaliers, a loss like this is a red flag - they're still a mess when James isn't at his best. Read More »

Predators hoping to advance to first-ever Stanley Cup Final

Anaheim was knocked out of the playoffs previous year by Nashville , and the Ducks are facing their second elimination game of the postseason after winning Game 7 against Edmonton in the second round. "Right when we walked off, yeah, you could hear people", said Predators defenceman Roman Josi. He had registered only one assist in eight games this postseason and appeared in only 15 career regular-season games. Read More »

La Liga triumph bigger than World Cup for Zinedine Zidane

Madrid only needed a draw but they were never likely to settle for that. Madrid had gone into the final day knowing that a single point would be sufficient; the surprise was that for much of the night it appeared even a defeat would have been enough, with news coming through that Barcelona were trailing at the Camp Nou . Read More »

Tottenham's Kane wins Golden Boot in 7-1 romp

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Ever since his victor against Manchester United, Harry Kane has had an eye on the Premier League golden boot. "I think it's been a hard week for us but we try to finish the season well", Silva said. Silva has been linked with moves to Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers should he leave Hull . Hull manager Marco Silva will be without Harry Maguire, Evandro and Abel Hernandez for Sunday's Premier League clash with Tottenham . Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Game 3: What We Learned

What happened, I mean, it hurts. I think we made the extra pass a little too much. We just have to go out there and play. But you want to - how can you be better from game to game? But once we were able to get together the next day, we decided that we're just going to go out and play hard, and whatever happens, happens. Read More »

Dixon wins Indy pole as Alonso makes debut

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Make no mistake: Alonso experienced oval-track qualifying for the first time , and the nerves it took to complete four laps around Indianapolis Motor Speedway at better than 231 miles per hour had his full attention, especially as veteran driver Sebastien Bourdais endured one of the most wicked crashes in fabled track's the modern era. Read More »

Ricciardo's lonely podium in Spain after Verstappen crashes out

Three-time champion Hamilton kept pushing to regain his lead, with the pair's cars even touching on lap 38. Vettel had to struggle being behind the other Mercedes auto of Valtteri Bottas. "I think it's dependent on what kind of race you have", he said when questioned on his heavy breathing. "When I came out [after second stop] I was surprised we were so close", said the championship leader. Read More »

Warriors rule out Zaza Pachulia (heel) for Game 4

No NBA team has ever come back to win a series after losing the first three games. Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds as the Warriors won 120-108 in game three on Saturday (NZT Sunday). LaMarcus Aldridge , arguably San Antonio's most important player after Leonard, scored just eight points and did not play in the fourth quarter. Read More »

Predators top Ducks in overtime in Game 1 of Western Conference Finals

The eighth-seeded Predators are in the conference finals for the first time in franchise history, pulling off a stunning sweep of Chicago in the first round before dispatching St. As the Toronto Maple Leafs go into the offseason looking to improve the defence, but understand it will be tough to find quality players on other teams. Read More »