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Cup final has lost its 'glow' after attack, says Ajax coach

The Europa League final between Manchester United and Ajax kicks off at 19:45 BST on Wednesday 24 May 2017. "A number of additional security measures were implemented following the attacks in Stockholm in April". "And he's performed at a big level this season". Ajax boss Bosz joined those expressing sympathy, shock and solidarity, with the atrocity taking the edge off the club's first major final in 21 years. Read More »

Warriors sweep Spurs to third straight NBA Finals

The three-time defending Western Conference champions have started these playoffs a flawless 12-0, joining the 2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers as the only teams in National Basketball Association history to enter the Finals undefeated. Ginobili had come off the bench in 55 straight playoff games prior to his start in Game 4 . By that time , Golden State took any hope the Spurs had without Leonard. Read More »

Wenger says atmosphere at Arsenal has been 'absolutely horrendous'

In many ways it showed the sad state of affairs at Arsenal at the moment. For the first time under Arsene Wenger , Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League and dropped out of the top four. "They are both exceptional players and obviously you always want to keep your exceptional players". After reaching the Champions League for the last 19 seasons, Arsenal will spend next term trekking around the unglamourous outposts of the Europa League. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard to miss Game 4 with Spurs on brink of elimination


Brown, who has a coaching record of 347-216, coached James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for five seasons but was sacked in the 2010 offseason as an attempt to appease James. Ginobili said Sunday he still hasn't decided on whether to return for another season. "We decided were going to go out and play hard, swinging". Read More »

Boston Celtics beat the buzzer to end Cleveland Cavaliers' winning streak

I don't know if LeBron James is exhausted, sick, injured, or what. "I didn't have it", James said. "I didn't have it". "I mean, listen, you've got to be smart about it", James said. "We have to regroup and get back to playing desperate basketball". I don't know how to phrase it other than that. "I think the best part about it from all of our standpoints was how inspiring it's been to have a guy that's done all this and accomplished all this and is willing to literally go out and leave ... Read More »

3 reasons Cleveland Cavaliers should not be anxious - yet

He scored 11 points total and just three, on 1-of-9 shooting, as the Boston went on a rampage throughout the second half. Love was guarded by combo forward Jonas Jerebko for a long stretch in the third quarter . He knows that. We know that. His season is over because of a hip injury , and although he's not around, his presence was felt by his teammates who rallied to keep their season alive. Read More »

Last-second basket ends Cleveland's unbeaten Playoff run

In fact, Irving matched the Celtics with 21 points over the final 11 minutes of the third quarter to propel the Cavaliers back in front for good, according to ESPN Stats & Info . During the regular season, the Celtics were 8.9 points per 100 possessions better defensively when Thomas was out of the game. "I'm not going to be critical of the best player in the world". Read More »

Chelsea's Conte scoops League Managers Association award

The Italian, who was appointed as Jose Mourinho's permanent successor last April, was also named the League Managers Association's (LMA) Manager of the Year at an awards ceremony in London on Monday night. It is understood that neither the FA nor the Premier League consider the act of pre-agreeing a substitution time against the rules. Diego Costa chested down and played in Hazard on the left, who powered his shot across goal and past Pickford. Read More »

Warriors ready for 3rd straight Finals trip

Will he do it as an active National Basketball Association player or as a new retiree? "The first presale event begins Wednesday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m. So, they don't just play with talent. "We have seven new players this year, and, for our part, I think they had a great season". One thing working in his favor, despite being short and skinny, was an unwavering support system. Read More »

Gritty Celtics conjure up a win

Game four is Tuesday night in Cleveland . Cleveland had appeared to be cruising towards a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals after romping to victory in the opening two games of the best-of-7 series. The top-seeded Celtics broke the Cavaliers' record-tying 13-game postseason winning streak and limited red-hot forward LeBron James to 11 points, his fourth-lowest output in 210 career playoff games. Read More »

LeBron James Reacts to Being Snubbed for NBA's MVP Award


We know he can score, but with the way he further expanded his game to lead the league in dimes and grab a career-high number of rebounds while leading his team to a solid 55-27 (.671) record, he gets my vote. Joining those three on the First Team is Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis . "Today I thought he looked much different in the first half". This isn't a knock against James, the man just knows where legacies are made: the NBA Finals. Read More »

Somber finale for Manchester United


United manager Jose Mourinho 's pre-match news conference was canceled at the request of the English club, although the somber nature of United's build-up to the game was underlined in comments Mourinho gave to the club's official website. Read More »

Hoffman's goal helps Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7

Through the first two rounds of the National Hockey League playoffs, 32-year-old goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury seemingly solidified his starting role with outstanding play and a.924 save percentage. "When a team has their back against the wall, the margin for error is small, and there's no tomorrow unless you have success ", said Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan . Read More »

Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final, oust Ducks in 6 games

Forsberg won a puck battle behind the Anaheim net, allowing Pontus Aberg to get the puck and attempt two shots from the side of the net. On their third shot of the night, Sissons beat Jonathan Bernier cleanly with a wrist shot. "A lot of teams talk about character and they talk about culture, and we actually worked on it a lot inside the room". Their best showing prior to this year had been playing in the second round. Read More »

Celtics stun Cavaliers in final second


The Celtics' effort and desire was evidenced in the second half of Game 3 , as they simply outworked Cleveland to muscle out the comeback victory. But Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue expected Boston to battle to the end. Still, though, it wasn't the most Hollywood finish, Bradley's shot carried with it the deflation and silence that comes from all buzzer beaters on the road. Read More »

Jamie Redknapp offers 'brave' advice to Arsene Wenger about Arsenal transfer

Arsenal's 3-1 win over Everton was not enough to secure Champions League qualification and, to make matters worse, Arsene Wenger faces a potential selection crisis ahead of the FA Cup final. With seventh place long since guaranteed, the result had no bearing on Everton's season but the disappointing manner in which the season has meandered to a close will have Evertonians looking eagerly to the summer transfer window where improvements are needed. Read More »

Ryan: Celtics' Game 3 win one of best in franchise history

It wasn't just James' 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting that killed Cleveland , although it was surprising, given the 68 points he'd scored in the first two games of this series. Because of that, the Celtics got away with going smaller. "Those are all plays that Brad makes, and then it's our job to go out there and make sure that we make the next right play". Read More »

Liverpool eyeing silverware after top-four finish - Milner

A new left-back is on Klopp's list of targets after Milner, a right-footed midfielder, deputised all season. Pep Guardiola's City knocked in five at Watford to give departing home manager Walter Mazzarri a miserable send-off. With Jurgen Klopp's side confirming Champions League qualification on the final day of the season, many Liverpool fans would have hoped that the fact that the club would be mixing it with Europe's elite next season would be another reason for star man ... Read More »

Cavs coach doesn't blame LeBron after loss to Celtics

The Celtics "sixth man", oftentimes added to the lineup for toughness usually on the defensive end, played 41 minutes while handling the point guard duties. Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley (0) shoots against Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) during the first half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Cleveland . Read More »

Terror attack worst to hit north of England: Theresa May

ISIS officially claimed that attack as well but didn't appear to know much about it, mixed up details, and contradicted itself, despite the shooter's professed allegiance. In a statement outside Downing Street, where Union Jack flags are flying at half mast, the Prime Minister confirmed that 22 were killed and 59 injured in the explosion at the Ariana Grande concert. Read More »

Man United: Jose turns to Ajax

Having finished outside the top four in England and lost striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to a serious knee injury, United are now depending on victory at the Friends Arena in Stockholm to get them into next season's Champions League. I am a red and I want to win the final, more than anything in the world. A Premier League high of 15 draws - 10 at home - wrecked United's hopes of a top-four spot, but attacking reinforcements in the transfer window should help address that problem. Read More »

Smith thinks LeBron lacked confidence in Cavs loss


The injury was so severe that Stevens said he was surprised Thomas was able to play Game 7 of Boston's semifinal series against Washington. The Boston Celtics stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers on Cleveland's home floor Sunday night to bring the eastern conference finals back to 2-1. Read More »

Ryan nets overtime victor as Sens stun Pens in opener


Ottawa won just three games combined while falling to Pittsburgh in 2008, 2010 and 2013. When that happened, it was no longer a reviewable goal and the call on the ice remained, or else this game might not have seen overtime. Last year, the Penguins dropped Game 1 of the previous Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning . "If they have the lead, they can sit back and be more passive". Read More »

Sidney Crosby, Penguins beat Senators 3-2 to tie series

According to Elias Sports, the victor of Game 3 when a series is tied 1-1 is 205-99, including a 3-2 record this year. "I don't think we came out and played our game the way we wanted", said Karlsson. Methot can be nasty and he isn't shy about throwing his body around. Those critical opening minutes, said Pittsburgh forward Scott Wilson, "dictates the whole game". Read More »

Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard finalists for NBA MVP


They swept us off the floor". James, the first player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1970) with eight straight 30-point playoff games, and the rest of the Cleveland starters were pulled with 1:47 left in the third quarter. "It is embarrassing", guard Avery Bradley said. And the argument can be made that Westbrook's team is not as good as Lebron's so he has to shoot a lot more. Read More »

Warriors Knock Off The Spurs, Sweep Their Way To The Finals

Coach Pop said: "It wouldn't make much sense". Curry, Durant and the Warriors eliminated the Spurs on Monday with a 129-115 victory in Game 4 . On offense, no team is more unselfish finding the open man. Coaches are always trying to get their teams to do that. He entered Game 4 averaging 18 points, but was held to 4-for-11 shooting in 22 minutes in the series finale. Read More »

Wenger's Arsenal future will be decided by FA Cup


The former England captain wept as he hugged his team mates and brought to an end a 22-year career at Stamford Bridge. He missed the win over Sunderland in the hope of being fit to face Everton , but could now be left on the sidelines with one eye on the cup final. Read More »

WWE COO Triple H Has A Special Gift For Mumbai Indians

Mumbai: Mumbai Indians won IPL 10 by defeating Rising Pune Supergiant by one run in Hyderabad . "When you are defending such a low target, it's so important for the fielders to try and create some magic - taking a brilliant catch or stopping those crucial runs". Read More »

Banged-up Sens D-man Karlsson leaves Game 5


They can simply hang back, play in their own zone and focus on slowing the Penguins while waiting to pounce on any mistake. But were expecting Crosby at his best the next game and Malkin and Kessel and those guys, and its going to be very, very, very, very hard.”. Read More »

JR Smith: LeBron James Must 'Play Confident' in Game 4

My teammates did a great job of keeping us in the game and building that lead. Smart's resiliency helped Boston stay the course and fight back to get a big road win. One week earlier, the Golden State Warriors trailed by 25 points at home to the San Antonio Spurs before rallying to win Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, but that Lazarus maneuver was nearly expected. Read More »