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Ajax vs Manchester United

And they did, beating their Dutch opponents 2-0. A year to the day after losing the Israeli cup final with Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Ajax coach joked that he meant to talk to the footballing authorities about the date of the final. How do they perform against teams from each other's countries? The final was largely overshadowed by Monday night's terrorist bombing at the Manchester Arena. Read More »

Day 'felt weird' being in lead at Players Championship

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After eight holes of near-perfect golf, the Englishman's round promised so much. It did make a splash, and he made another double bogey. "So maybe I should have just taken it a bit easier over the weekend, but I was excited to get back, excited to get ready to play again, and so maybe just being a little over-keen was a detriment". Read More »

Irving lead Cavs comeback against Celtics

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Crowder and the Celtics are looking forward to going home and redeeming themselves after the blowout losses in Games 1 and 2. According to cleveland .com, James' teams are 1-10 in the playoffs when he scores 15 or fewer points. Tuesday showed the importance of a player like Irving, who can swing a game by himself when he maxes out offensively. If the Celtics were playing with house money heading into the series, they are flush with it again as they return to the Garden. Read More »

Indy 500 Racer Robbed at Taco Bell Drive-Thru

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F1 star Alonso qualified fifth at the brickyard, setting a four-lap average speed of 231.300 miles per hour in his McLaren-Honda-Andretti challenger. "I would have liked to have been a little stronger, but I'll sleep easy tonight". This year will be the 101st Indianapolis 500 and four of the last six races have finished under three hours, so this is a quick chance to make some money in between eating some great food. Read More »

Celtics miss an opportunity in first half with LeBron in foul trouble

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The defending National Basketball Association champions can wrap up their third straight conference title - and a "three-match" against the Warriors - with a win in game five on Thursday night in Boston. James's no-show was all the more baffling considering he had amassed 68 points in the first two games of the series. For a guy who played great for five straight months, he's got to have a bad game sooner or later. Read More »

LeBron struggles, exchanges words with fan after Cavs lose Game 3

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Cleveland's most irate fan ELPRESADOR went live on Youtube to give his reaction to the game in progress and he called Lebron James "soft as a pillow" and a "scrub" for letting a non-talented Celtics team dominate him. Cleveland was hoping to keep pace with Golden State, which entered Monday's game having won 11 straight games to open the 2017 playoffs. The Heat went on to lose that series and a more determined, focused LeBron responded by leading Miami to back-to-back National Basketball ... Read More »

England, France, Argentina in same pool for 2019 Rugby World Cup

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Pool C has been picked out as the most hard of the four, but England head coach Jones claimed a tough passage could work in his side's favour later in the competition. "The first reaction is one of excitement that we know which pool we'll be in", the 44-year-old said. He attended the draw at the Kyoto State Guest House with representatives of the other 11 qualified teams . Read More »

Celtics pip Cavs with National Basketball Association buzzer-beater

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The Cavaliers scored just 42 second-half points and made just two of 17 3-point shots. "Coming out at half-time, I just wanted to be aggressive and lead my guys and leave it all out there on the floor", Irving said . Bradley's game-winner, also from three-point territory, helped them avoid a 3-0 hole. We're going to battle for the loose balls. "So you can plan for a few, but then he might run something you've never seen before". Read More »

Senators bounce back to beat Penguins, force Game 7

Crosby would dig out the ball, determined. The Edmonton Oilers lost 7-0 to the San Jose Sharks in the opening round then proceeded to win the next two games to clinch the series . He was angry at himself for not doing more. He recorded the team's first goal in Game 6, and now has six goals and nine assists in 18 games this postseason. Read More »

Celtics' Jae Crowder (thigh) says he's fine after Game 4

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Along with the points, Irving pulled down three rebounds and assisted on four baskets. "I'll go look at it and see all the things that we did wrong, but I think it's more of a tip-your-hat kind of thing with those two guys tonight". "He did that. We put him in some good situations, isolation, where he's one of the best in the league and he produced for us". "You have two choices, you can sit there and wallow in the sorrow of you twisting your ankle or capture the moment". Read More »

LeBron James gets in foul trouble early in Game 4

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In the fourth quarter, James took over, scoring 11 points on nine go-it-alone moves. With Cleveland in jeopardy of dropping its second game in a row after James followed an 11-point Game 3 debacle by picking up four first-half fouls, Irving put on a breathtaking one-man show. Read More »

National Hockey League roundup: Senators get jump on Penguins

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If they want to change anything, the Senators will not want to take as many penalties as they did in game 1. Penguins fans, take heart. For starters, if you picked the Pens to win in five, you're right on track with your prediction - obviously, the Pens aren't in trouble after just one game. Read More »

The Celtics Pulled Off the NBA Upset of the Year

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The Cavs can reach their third straight NBA Finals, and LeBron James his seventh in a row, with a win in Game 5 on Thursday night in Boston . That delivered a shocking win for these NBA Playoffs as an undermanned Celtics team surprised a team that had a 10-0 record in the postseason. Read More »

NBA Playoffs 2017 Celtics vs Cavaliers; Cavaliers to Win Game 4

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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. Game 5 takes place in Boston on Thursday. That includes Marcus Smart and Isaiah Thomas , and anything else they needed to get where he wanted to go. Read More »

Salman Abedi: Profile of the Manchester murderer

At least 22 people were killed on Monday night when a bomb went off at a concert by U.S. pop star Ariana Grande in Manchester, northwest England, among them children. An initial deployment of 984 had been ordered, first in London and then elsewhere. Armed police were seen on patrol outside St. Paul's Cathedral in London , another popular tourist spot. Read More »

Avery shot counts Late drama as Boston pip Cavs

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He was four-of-13 from the field. Asked for the keys to Game 4, he simply said "win" and walked away. James has had a few bad playoff performances in his career. On Friday, the Cavs embarrassed Boston on their home floor, 130-86, setting a league record for the largest halftime lead in a postseason game: 41 points. Read More »

Sir Alex Ferguson impressed with Manchester United's Europa League success

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Wayne Rooney made a brief appearance as a substitute with a minute left and was handed the captain's armband by Antonio Valencia on what could well be his farewell appearance for United. A right-wing corner was headed down by Chris Smalling, and Mkhitaryan reacted quickest with a very smart finish. Ajax have established the foundations for more success. Read More »

NASCAR hopes softer tires return the magic to All-Star race

But strategic choices have always been crucial to winning points races and adding one more late-race option, if it proves to be safe, would surely thicken the plot. "We learned quite a bit in the first 50 laps". We had a lot of speed on that last restart but couldn't get back there. "We have never won in Charlotte in a Cup vehicle and we finally did that", Busch said from victory lane. Read More »

David Beckham pays tribute to city after Europa League win

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Despite being outnumbered by Ajax supporters in the stadium, United fans belted out a deafening and defiant chorus of " Manchester , La La La". "We only have a chance of beating Manchester United if we play our own game, which we have developed this season and which I like to call the Ajax way of playing". Read More »

After Game 3 meltdown, Penguins bench Marc Andre-Fleury for Matt Murray

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Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan made it official on Friday. If it was a spark he wanted with the goalie change, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan got it in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals . "I didn't talk about being underdogs", Boucher said. "And that's what they say in overtime: You throw it on net, never know what's going to happen". Read More »

Celtics stun Cavs on Bradley's buzzer beater

Me personally, I didn't have it. In Game 3, Smart was hitting that pull up three off the ball screen, but in Game 4, he looked like he was someone that shot 28 percent from three during the regular season. Over the last 6 minutes, 46 seconds of the second quarter, Irving put in 12 points to help the Cavs play the Celtics even with James on the bench. Read More »

Injured and reeling, Celtics rediscover their will to win

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That's all I've got to say about my performance. "So I am happy it happened now. He was born for these moments". So their last-second win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night was more than surprising. It wasn't the only example of LeBron showing off his frustration following the game, either. "He has publicly said (Lonzo) won't work out, and that's what we have to go by", Ainge said. Read More »

Kyrie Irving Scores 42 Points, Leads Cleveland to Game 4 Win

However, there are still troubling signs, such as that the Cavs have been outscored by five points in first halves alone when James sits. "Me personally, I didn't have it". In the final 16:31 of the game, he tallied zero points, a single rebound and assist, shot 0-of-4 and turned the ball over twice. "He's got to be aggressive, get downhill, play like he's been playing, play confident", Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Read More »

Europa League final feels unimportant after Manchester tragedy, says Phil Neville

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The flamboyant leftie has created 4 goals for teammates so far in the Europa league this season. Helena Seger the couple's sons Maximillian and Vincent will be sat in the VIP gallery at Friends Arena on Wednesday evening. Dolberg is everywhere, runs a lot and changes his position , including dropping into midfield to pick up the ball. Plus, the Europa League champion qualifies for the next season of the Champions League , so there's a little added bonus for United to pull out the ... Read More »

Ferguson's 26-year Man Utd reign unmatchable - Wenger

Instead, even after finishing the season on a high by pipping Tottenham Hotspur to second place in the league, Wenger insisted that he would not make a decision until the end of this current campaign and naively claimed he wouldn't even talk about his future until then. Read More »

EUROPA Final has lost 'glow' - Ajax coach

The first of Sevilla's three consecutive titles was won the hard way, on penalties, with a team that included Barcelona-bound Ivan Rakitic and former Arsenal Invincible Jose Antonio Reyes. "At a certain point, at 24-25, they are ready to take the next step to a different club and we know that". While getting the Champions League is a goal, the real focus is winning the cup, according to Ander Herrera , 27. Read More »

Predators make Stanley Cup Final for first time

And, oh, is he good in front of the net, aggressive with forwards in the crease, seeing seemingly everything and occasionally making saves with a Dominik Hasek-like contortion. In a stunning turnaround, Vaughn made up a four-shot deficit with four holes to play with two birdies and a lot of help from Wake Forest sophomore Jennifer Kupcho, who led the entire final round until a triple bogey on the 17th hole. Read More »

Will Power confident for Indianapolis 500

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Most of all, Dixon and Franchitti considered themselves fortunate that no one was hurt in the incident. Cheever will be part of the ABC broadcast team that will bring one of America's traditional events into homes for the 53rd consecutive year. Read More »

Irving's 42, LeBron's 34 pushes Cavs past Celtics in Game 4

Cleveland committed 15 turnovers, including five in the fourth quarter. Jerebko, in just 12½ minutes, went 2-for-2 on his 3-point attempts to finish with 10 points, five rebounds, a blocked shot and an assist. "I feel like we're humble enough to know we haven't played well at home", he said. "Because they got a tough group over there". It doesn't seem to matter what LeBron James does. Read More »

Don't blame me for Arsenal missing top 4 spot -Wenger

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It scuppered their title hopes and raised questions about the depth of Klopp's squad, but they edged home on Sunday, finishing fourth after a 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough kept them above Arsenal . Since his arrival from Japanese outfit Nagoya in 1996, Wenger has claimed 15 major trophies, three Manager of the Season Awards and was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2006. Read More »