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LeBron: Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

All things considered, Cleveland has more reason to expect a bounce-back night from LeBron in Game 4 than Boston has to count on Marcus Smart hitting seven three-pointers again. To say this was the most unexpected comeback in these playoffs would be an understatement; I can't remember such a result happening in the past five years. Read More »

Hiddink tips Conte to stay


N'GOLO KANTE The midfielder was a priority signing for Chelsea and he joined from surprise champion Leicester. And now they'll be able to focus exclusively on beating Arsenal to win the FA Cup at the end of the month. Conte had been linked with the Inter Milan job, but he confirmed over the weekend that he will still be Chelsea manager next season. That came in September , when he responded to back-to-back defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal by implementing the three-man defensive ... Read More »

Premier League champion Chelsea calls off victory parade


Moses is however not thinking about Sanchez ahead of the huge final. Mertesacker made his first appearance of the season on Sunday as Arsene Wenger's men beat Everton 3-1, but a 37-minute run-out against the Toffees is nearly certainly not enough to elevate the German to peak fitness for the clash against the newly-crowned Premier League champions. Read More »

Trio of 65s lead Colonial


Graeme McDowell is one shot off the early clubhouse lead at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas after opening with a four-under 66 on Thursday. Most of the players in the field will be able to hit drives near 300 yards if the rain stays away. "Adam Scott won here, and he hits it pretty far", Rahm said. Read More »

LeBron James says Jordan chase about motivation, not greatness

Kyrie Irving and LeBron James combined for 76 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers battled to a 112-99 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday to move within one game of a place in the NBA Finals . Celtics coach Brad Stevens said though he's disappointed with how the season ended, he's encouraged that no one in Boston's locker room is satisfied just making it to the conference finals . Read More »

Ducks hopeful goalie John Gibson plays Game 6 tonight

Racing down the ice in transition, Brandon Mountour threw a shot on goal. Chris Wagner pounced on the rebound and buried the second-chance attempt on the doorstep. Nashville Predators scoring leader Ryan Johansen was resting in a Tennessee hospital following emergency surgery after a left thigh injury that ended his National Hockey League season. Read More »

Cavaliers rally past Celtics in Game 4

Irving was basically unstoppable in the late second and entire third quarter. In spite of a combination of defensive looks between Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart , Boston had no answer for one of the NBA's most gifted scorers at the point guard position. Read More »

James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

LeBron James didn't have it going early. Cavaliers: James has scored 30 or more points in 11 of Cleveland's 13 games this postseason. While limiting the Celtics to 42 points over the third and fourth quarters, the Cavaliers outscored Boston , 36-10 in the paint, 8-6 in second-chance opportunities and 10-2 in fast-break situations. Read More »

Record kept intact with win over Ajax in Europa League


And after finishing a disappointing sixth place in the Premier League , the team should be a genuine title challenger for the first time since Ferguson left United as English champion in 2013. How important is it to qualify for the Uefa Champions League? Manchester United's Europa League win on Wednesday night was the first in the club's illustrious and trophy-laden history. Read More »

IPL 2017: Mumbai vs Pune scoreboard

The second place finish has ensured that they can get two attempts to reach the final, a breathing space the team will relish in the changed scenario. He struggled at the start but quickly turned the things around in Pune's favour as he played an important knock 40 not-out off just 26 balls starting his rampage in the 19th over to help RPS post a fighting total of 162 runs on the board. Read More »

Larson owns the pole as drivers to race for $1 million

The Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race received a shot of intrigue last month when Goodyear officials, in conjunction with Charlotte Motor Speedway , announced the event would be contested with two. "We'll go onto the 600-that's a long race-and try it again". There's no guarantees. We're certainly putting the pressure on ourselves to make sure we get it all done. Read More »

Mourinho takes break from football after Europa League final


Mourinho said , "It's so unfair what happened to him but life and football sometimes are". "We want peace in the world - a normal world with respect". He also aimed a barb at those managers he described as "poets" who do not win anything. "It's just a football game, it's just a trophy, but if we can help or if we can support them with this just 1% it's enough for us", Herrera said. Read More »

Predators win Game 1 in OT against Ducks


Preds: Roman Josi , Mattias Ekholm , Ryan Ellis , P.K. Subban. Many remember the last time the Oilers were in a seventh game matchup. It was the second career playoff OT goal for Neal. "They're a good hockey club, and it's going to be a tough series". Talbot made a number of big second-period stops, first in close on Nick Ritchie at the end of a Ducks power play, and then a glove save on Josh Manson 7:23 into the period. Read More »

Irving, Cavaliers rebound with Game 4 win over Celtics


The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics meet Thursday in game five of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals at the TD Garden. James, Irving and Kevin Love combined for 93 points, the most points the Cavs' three All-Stars have combined to score in a playoff game in their three seasons together. Read More »

Arsene Wenger unsure on 22nd, 23rd years at Arsenal


Much of the vitriol on Sunday was directed against Stan Kroenke, with chants calling for the American sports tycoon to sell up after six years as owner. "Given the heightened security threat announced by the Government, and recognising that this is a developing situation, we have given this careful consideration". Read More »

James says Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

Welcome to the playoffs, where Cleveland's defense ranks third of 16 teams and second only to the Warriors among teams that made it out of the first round. They seem to have some rotations going that the Cavaliers have had trouble defending. After a stunning win in Game 3 on the road, the Celtics weren't able to carry their magic into Game 4, mostly due to a Kyrie Irving takeover. Read More »

Rooney 'more or less' decided on Man United future


The after effects will be felt for a long time to come but United provided a cathartic, if only temporary, release on Wednesday, winning the Europa League as goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan secured a 2-0 victory. United will be among the second seeds in the draw for the group stage of the Champions League in late August. In addition he won four tackles, completed three take-ons and also made two clearances as United won the Europa League for the first time in their ... Read More »

Jaylen Brown: Jaylen Brown (hip pointer) in a lot of pain

James hit just 4 of 13 field goals, went 0 for 4 from 3-point range and committed a game-high six turnovers in the Cavs' 111-108 home loss. Jordan's record stood for 20 years, as he scored his last playoff points in the Chicago Bulls' Game 6 win over the Utah Jazz in the 1998 NBA Finals . Read More »

Murray looks to rediscover his form at Roland Garros


Aussie youngster Thanasi Kokkinakis, who hasn't played a major since the 2015 US Open having struggled with a series of injuries, was in good spirits on Thursday as he hit the practice courts. 2 isn't feeling very confident entering Roland Garross. Simona Halep , the 2014 runner-up in Paris and victor in Madrid this year before being a losing finalist in Rome , looks the most likely champion-in-waiting - just. Read More »

Guardiola praises ref for disallowing Mahrez goal

Manchester City appeared to be in complete control but the mood changed when Leicester's Shinji Okazaki met Marc Albrighton's cross with a superb acrobatic finish. Okazaki beats Caballero in the Man City goal . What will concern Guardiola is how badly City struggled in the second half, and they can count themselves very lucky after Mahrez's stroke of misfortune. Read More »

Willett hobbles out of Players Championship

The 29-year-old has a history of back problems and has missed the cut in four of his nine tournaments this season. It was gusting quite a bit so it was hard to pick the clubs but I managed to play very nicely, hit a lot of fairways, hit a lot of greens for the conditions and made some really good putts. Read More »

Ibrahimovic: 'I regret not being able to play final'

Maybe. But we just came to do our job. Henrik Mkhitaryan added the second three minutes after the break to kill off Ajax , who fielded the youngest ever starting lineup in a European final with an average age of 22. "It's one of the trophies I haven't won in my career and it would be awesome to win it with United", former Chelsea favourite Mata said. "I do not want to talk about Griezmann because that would be disrespectful to his club, Atletico". Read More »

Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury

He has eight points, needing only 20 more to surpass Michael Jordan for most all-time in the postseason. The Celtics were wrapped up in a tissue and summarily discarded. He rose to the occasion and he put the team on his back, and we definitely needed that effort from him. Every other team this season will be hazy in the game's long memory. Read More »

Man City adresse un superbe message de félicitation à Utd — EL


Finale de prestige entre Ajax et United. Le Guardian a aussi réservé sa Une sur cette victoire dédiée à une ville meurtrie. Pourtant l'Ajax et son équipe de jeunes talents, qui forment le groupe le plus jeune de la coupe d'Europe, ont montré pourquoi ils étaient arrivé à ce stade de la compétition. Read More »

Brewers fall to Cubs 13


I love Kyle and what he's done, but, at least for now, Kyle needs to go to Iowa and Ian Happ needs to go to left field. "I thought Zach was really good today", Counsell said. Instead, it's been players without such pedigree finally seeing their first consistent playing time and making the most of it. I believe firmly that we're going to hit, not on a 13-run level, but we're going to hit. Read More »

Guardiola, Sterling: Not Easy Playing Against Leicester

There was no doubt about City's second in the 36th minute. If the opener was questionable, there was little doubt about City's second, Jesus sending Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way from the spot after Yohan Benalouane clumsily fouled Leroy Sane in the box. Read More »

Jaylen Brown, Other Celtics Battling Injuries Before Game 5 Vs. Cavs

Irving said he was driven by the thought of the Cavs seeing their series lead vanish. Ladies and gentlemen, Kyrie Irving . "But that just put another chip on our shoulder, which I think is good". "Indiana played him differently, Toronto played him differently and so did Boston ". Just as he did in Game 3. Nothing was keeping him out. That's especially true when one considers a max contract next summer will begin with an annual salary of more than the total amount he'll have made in his ... Read More »

Protests expected as Senior PGA tees off at Trump National

What's getting more attention is that Spieth last week changed putters. European golf faces a major shake up if the USA changes the date of their PGA Championship , according to chief Keith Pelley. "I've played on European soil my whole career, and being back here at headquarters; and seeing a lot of familiar faces, so it's a good week to be here". Read More »

Captain Kohli wants relaxed India in Champions Trophy


The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on display in Cardiff. I am equipped enough to do so. With chances limited, he chose not to return to India following a planned return home for the recent ODI series against Ireland and has made two Royal London One Day Cup appearances for Surrey. Read More »

Chelsea cancel Premier League victory parade following Manchester attack


Chelsea defender David Luiz says they must not underestimate injury hit Arsenal for Saturday's FA Cup final. "With Arsenal's defence, I can't see them coping with Chelsea's attacking flair". "One thing you cannot question is my love for this club". The 32-year-old German, who retired from worldwide football a month after winning the 2014 World Cup, will arrive at Wembley with just 37 minutes of action under his belt this season following knee surgery last summer. Read More »

NHL | Senators 2, Penguins 1

He and the Penguins just need one more win to give themselves a chance. We know it's a Game 7 and there's a lot of us that haven't played in one of those at this level. Additionally, the Penguins had 34 scoring chances, which exceeded the Senators' 14. Boucher said the Senators opened up early in the Game 5 loss, and that was what got them in trouble. Read More »

Red Sox Promote Sam Travis To Face Left-Handers


Travis, whose nickname is "Doctor Chill", wears number 59 for the Sox. But if Travis is able to explode like he has in Spring Training, you might find it awfully hard to demote a player that brought spark to a seemingly lifeless ballclub. He signed for $846,800. Are the Red Sox taking a huge risk by rushing Travis or is the 23-year old ready for this stage? Boston has scored an average of 6.6 runs per game since May 6, which leads the big leagues. Read More »