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Cleveland Cavaliers set up Golden State Warriors rematch

If the Cavs advance, it will set the stage for the third straight year of Golden State-Cleveland in the NBA Finals. The Cleveland Cavaliers earned a third straight trip to the National Basketball Association finals and LeBron James secured a place in the history books Thursday night by surpassing Michael Jordan's record as the all-time National Basketball Association playoffs scorer. Read More »

Caballero hoping to extend Manchester City stay

However, Kompany's return has made them look more solid in that area. Since the arrival of Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus in January, Kelechi Iheanacho has been confined to a role on the margins of the first-team squad and the 20-year-old was reported to have attracted £20million attention from Everton and West Ham this week. Read More »

Michael Jordan who? LeBron is NBA's new all-time playoff scoring leader

When Kevin Love whipped out his phone to take a selfie, King James even paused mid-sentence (addressing the "beast of a matchup we got next round" aka the rematch with the Golden State Warriors ) to smile. Perhaps Lebron's hairline is more like the sands of time , giving us a scope of the timeline within the chase to catch the GOAT - stranger things have happened. Read More »

Graeme Souness Lamabastes Paul Pogba To Piss On United's Parade

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It could not have been easy for the Manchester United players to dissociate or detach themselves from the tragedy that struck at the Manchester Arena on Monday. "It means everything. It means the third trophy and going back to the Champions League and winning a European trophy and playing Super League in Macedonia in August, and means for the club the last piece of the puzzle". Read More »

Farewell Triple Crown: Always Dreaming fades in Preakness

It's the first graded stakes victory of his career and jockey Javier Castellano's second win at the Preakness Stakes . Senior Investment , victor of Keeneland's Lexington Stakes and trained by Lexington's Kenny McPeek , finished third and paid $10.20 to show. Read More »

Five things Celtics need to do to win Game 4

But James wasn't himself Sunday night, not by a long stretch. Boston bench outscored that of Cleveland , whose starters all scored in double figures. Tristan Thompson scored 18 points. Jae Crowder provided 14 points and led the team with rebounds at 11. Coach Tyronn Lue said they've gotten tighter this season. Read More »

Patty Mills helps Spurs ground the Rockets

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Even with Leonard in the fold, the Spurs are 10-point underdogs entering Sunday's Game 1 , per OddsShark . What happens when the top National Basketball Association offense meets the top defense? His trey trimmed the Spurs' lead to 18 points. Read More »

Karn Sharma delighted to play a part

Given a chance to bowl first after Rohit Sharma won a crucial toss , MI bowled out Kolkata Knight Riders for a poor 107 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium and then knocked off the required runs with 33 balls and six wickets to spare. By bowling straight, Karn cramped the batsmen for runs and he got his reward for his perseverance. Krunal Pandya showed maturity, finishing as Mumbai's top scorer with 45 off 30 balls, while Rohit contributed 26. Read More »

Eden Hazard eyes Wembley springboard to another Chelsea glory season

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Chelsea , meanwhile, won four times between 2007 and 2012 and numerous current squad will be targeting a trophy which to them has so far proved elusive. "If they give me the possibility to stay here and extend my contract, for sure I will be able to do this", the former Italy global told a news conference. Read More »

Kunitz scores 2 as Penguins edge Sens in Game 7

With the score tied 1-1, the Penguins gained their first power play of the night - something the Senators had openly dreaded - when Ottawa defenceman Dion Phaneuf took out Pittsburgh forward Phil Kessel along the boards. PITTSBURGH | Craig Anderson is a realist, the byproduct of 15 years playing the most demanding position in the National Hockey League. "I think, if you believe you're beaten, you're done already", Anderson said. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics

All is not lost - far from it. Bulls fans that are older than I am, I know you remember the Bulls going down 0-2 to the New York Knicks in the 1993 Eastern Conference Finals. Boston apparently won't go down without a fight as some previously expected, but another outright win in Cleveland is a dubious proposition. Ben Franklin probably was lucky he didn't zap himself with that kite-and-a-key stunt of his and so are we, because his reckless experiment led to the development of lightning ... Read More »

Cavs try to shake 'weird' loss

One of the first things that stands out about this play is the spacing. The Cavs are not losing and they probably won't lose another game. The Celtics , who are missing their best player, injured guard Isaiah Thomas , led by as many as 16 points in the first half and appeared primed to stun Cleveland again while James flirted with disaster. Read More »

Arsenal face defensive crisis ahead of final

They faced Manchester United in the last eight at Stamford Bridge in what was a very a tight encounter. However, Conte offered his support to Wenger and says too often in modern football people have short memories. "But I don't think tomorrow will be the last game for Arsene". "One thing you can not question is my love for this club". The Arsenal boss has likely made his mind up already on whether he will remain or leave ( surely he's staying?) but debate will rage on throughout ... Read More »

Moses has no plan to stop Arsenal star Sanchez

The Gunners will hope a forgettable campaign can end with a record 13th FA Cup crown (currently tied with Man Utd on 12), while Arsene Wenger's future as manager sure to be the hot topic afterwards, regardless of whether the club win or lose. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard Officially Questionable for Game 3 vs. Warriors with Ankle Injury

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We had a tough one in Game 2 . The latter request has already been denied by State District Judge Norma Gonzalez, according to KSAT 12 in San Antonio . Only eight other National Basketball Association teams have ever opened a postseason 10-0. Kevin Durant added 16 points. Sparked by Stephen Curry's four 3-pointers, the Warriors led 33-16 after one quarter. Read More »

James surpasses Jordan as all-time leading playoff scorer

You can see the full simulation over on our Facebook page if you want to see the whole thing. The famed United Kingdom sportsbook has posted its odds ahead of Game 5 and bettors have an excellent chance to win some lucrative cash with the home team. Read More »

Arsenal face defensive crisis ahead of FA Cup final

If they play like they have done for the majority of the season then they should have too much for Arsenal . Arsenal youngster Ismael Bennacer would like to go out on loan next season for another year to either France or Spain to gain another year experience and playing time . Read More »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has taught John Terry a lesson

Which Chelsea players will receive medals? He said: "I never wanted to be that player just hanging about that people can't wait to get rid of or stopping the progress of a younger player coming through. Terry bagged the opener in Chelsea's 4-3 win over Watford . Terry, who is leaving this season after 22 years with the club, hooked home a loose ball from a Willian corner in the 22nd minute. Read More »

Final: Senators 2, Penguins 1 11:10 pm Tue

A 7-0 blowout of Ottawa in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals was a prompt in-your-face reminder of Pittsburgh's enviable play-making ability, and it gave Mike Sullivan's group a chance to do what it failed to do against the Washington Capitals - avoid a seven-game slog to the next round. Read More »

Cavs headed back to NBA Finals with 135-102 win

The Los Angeles Lakers had set the previous record of 12 straight wins in potential elimination games from 2000-2004. The defending National Basketball Association champions made quick work of the Celtics , winning the series in five games, capped off by Thursday night's 135-102 thrashing at TD Garden. Read More »

Panik homers as Giants beat Lackey, Cubs 6-4

Minutes later, the Giants were left livid over a game that probably shouldn't have been so close , but nonetheless was right there for them to steal. "He's shown it in the past, but tonight he had command of it". "It's the Ron Burgundy/Brick Tamland - and I also wanted to include Tommy La Stella - tribute road trip where 60 percent of the time it works every time sponsored by Sex Panther cologne", Maddon joked on Wednesday. Read More »

James Neal wins Game 1 in OT for Nashville Predators

That's not exactly how it happened , though. Anaheim later evened the series in Game Four with another road win. That's what ultimately matters. In the rematch, the Ducks hope to show the Predators what they learned last spring. "We basically got a college degree in a month when it comes to the playoffs", McLellan said. But the Ducks killed the power play spanning the intermission and then gradually increased their push. Read More »

French Open 2017: Andy Murray to face Andrey Kuznetsov in first round

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Without meaning any disrespect to them, the answer will probably be a negative. However, if we're calling a spade a spade here, Murray hasn't been a top player this season. Not in his case, at least. "I think he can only improve, because he will understand how strong he is". "I'm just not playing good tennis and I need to try and work out how to turn that around". Read More »

Ritchie strikes again as Ducks even series with Predators

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The Ducks dispatched Edmonton in a decisive Game 7 on Wednesday night and and the short turnaround showed against well-rested Nashville , which dominated play and poured 46 shots on goal. Corey Perry , celebrating his 32nd birthday, collected his third goal of the playoffs from an unlikely angle. The puck then deflected off someone or something and slipped free to Rinne's left, where Kase picked it up and slid it - just barely - into the goal. Read More »

Has Wenger 'lost it'? Former Arsenal star claims he has…

I will give you an answer one day. Spurs , by contrast, reached new heights in the Premier League , playing scintillating football (light years ahead of United's best) and they were only denied the title and an FA Cup final by a record-breaking and ruthless Chelsea team. Read More »

LeBron's historic night carries Cavaliers into third straight NBA Finals

The Los Angeles Lakers had set the previous record of 12 straight wins in potential elimination games from 2000-2004. No, they won't be duking it out with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals like LeBron James and his Cavaliers will (for a third consecutive season), but the Celtics fought the good fight. Read More »

LeBron James tops Michael Jordan as all-time playoffs scoring leader

Kyrie Irving had 24 points and seven assists and the Cavaliers , who sat their starters for the entire fourth quarter. Adding injury to insult, the Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas re-aggravated a lingering hip injury in the third quarter of the Game 2 massacre that would keep him out for the remainder of the postseason. Read More »

Concert bomber's brother arrested for suspected ties to ISIS

Police made three new arrests in South Manchester on Wednesday in connection with the concert bombing . Security services are investigating whether Manchester-born Abedi , whose family are reported to be of Libyan origin, acted alone or was part of a network . Read More »

Real Madrid looking to edge Barcelona out in title race

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We are not going to relax. Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid went three points clear of Barcelona in the La Liga table. Both teams have 87 points, but the Catalan club leads on the head-to-head tiebreaker. "I expect Celta to play like normal". Karim Benzema and Lucas Vazquez are also expected to be brought back to Real Madrid's attack alongside Cristiano Ronaldo . Read More »

Britain says Manchester bomber likely did not act alone

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Speaking to the Guardian , Thomas Sanderson, director of the transnational threats project at Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies explained why leaks like this could derail anti-terrorism operations. A spokesman for the Prime Minister said that May "expressed the view that the intelligence sharing relationship we have with the USA is hugely important and valuable, but that the information that we share should be kept secure". Read More »

Chelsea Cancel EPL Victory Parade Over Manchester Terror Attack

I owe this to this team and to this club. Chelsea skipper John Terry , who will leave the club at the end of the season after 22 years, said that anything other than a win would tarnish their achievements. OK they did that with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez , paid £40m for one and £35m for another. The wing-back warned that Arsenal would be after revenge, having suffered a 3-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge earlier this season as Chelsea avenged a 3-0 loss at the Emirates in September. Read More »