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LeBron never believed he could eclipse Jordan

The Celtics' season came to a crashing halt on Thursday night, after the Cavaliers ran away with a 135-102 Game 5 win to earn a 4-1 series win and their third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. The Cleveland regulars were 16 of 33 from behind the arc through three quarters - after the Cavs went 19 of 39 on treys in a 44-point win in Game 2. Read More »

Zabaleta: 'Absolute privilege' to play at City

Guardiola did pay tribute to Zabaleta following City's 2-1 win over Leicester on Saturday, hailing the Argentine's role in turning the Blues into one of England's biggest clubs. "Nine years here.to replace that you need a guy that stays nine years here". "I said many times I have this expectation because of what I have done in the past". Read More »

Isaiah Thomas indicates rest, not surgery is the No. 1 option

James, 32, surpassed Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan as the all-time leading scorer in the play-offs. This year, analysts have been hard-pressed to predict what a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals would like, considering the lack of parity in both conferences - the Cavs were an Avery Bradley 3-pointer away from sweeping the first three rounds of the playoffs like Golden State - and the Warriors' addition of Kevin Durant . Read More »

Kevin Love on Cavs-Warriors: "I don't feel like we're underdogs".

For teams trying to make strides against the Warriors, it was like rolling a stone up a hill only to have a 7-footer with a pterodactyl wingspan come swat it away. Cleveland won by one point on Christmas Day and Golden State prevailed by 35 points on January 16. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue doesn't feel his team needs the underdog label for inspiration, saying being in the NBA Finals is "enough motivation alone". Read More »

Wenger makes history as Arsenal defeat Chelsea to win 13th FA Cup

I understand his idea of football very, very well. The Blues were slow to react to the first goal , or they were too focused on complaining before the whistle had blown. But the decision by Anthony Taylor's assistant was overturned by the referee. The Chelsea defender kept the score close with a goal-line clearance in the 16th minute after Mesut Özil's shot hopped over Courtois. Read More »

NHL Predators mince Ducks to take series lead

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He's now found the back of the net in each of the three games of the series. Nashville's top two scorers in the playoffs are forwards Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen; their next three top point producers are all defensemen, which indicates just how balanced a team they are from a scoring perspective. Read More »

Dixon has pole, Alonso has spotlight for wide-open Indy 500

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When asked during driver interviews Thursday about how he was dealing with the attention that goes with being a defending champion, Rossi smiled and responded "Most of the attention has been directed to my teammate". "You start to think about that as you get a little older", Power said. "We certainly hope it moves forward into the future". That wasn't the only bad news for the engine manufacturer. Read More »

LeBron James not ready to discuss Warriors yet: 'It's too stressful'

Lue should have warned James to be careful, too, as the superstar picked up four fouls and spent the final 6:46 of the first half watching from the bench , unable to help his team. For as good of a coach as Brad Stevens is, the offensive sets, as sophisticated as they may be, cannot make up for the talent and unselfish nature of Golden State. Read More »

Cavaliers make it three-in-a-row

The Golden State Warriors are averaging 118.3 points on 50.2 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 41.6 percent shooting. The ex-Bull (and -Wizard, although his two-year Washington tenure yielded no playoff games) remains the NBA's per-game postseason scoring leader, at 33.45, while James's mark of 28.25 places him fifth, behind Allen Iverson (29.73), Jerry West (29.13) and Kevin Durant (28.44). Read More »

Cavs defeat Celtics in five, advance to NBA Finals

Cleveland will face off against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals , marking the first time two teams meet in the finals for a third straight year. And the Cleveland Cavalier's frontman couldn't hide his excitement after the game. James finished with 35 points in three quarters, on 13-of-18 shooting, to go with eight rebounds, eight assists, three steals and one block. Read More »

Chelsea - The Emirates FA Cup Football - 27 May 2017

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Arsenal heads into an uncertain off-season, with the club out of the Champions League next season after a fifth-place finish in the Premier League. Despite going a man down, Chelsea contrived to equalise in the 76th minute when Costa chested down substitute Willian's pass before beating Ospina with the aid of a slight deflection off Mertesacker. Read More »

LeBron passes Jordan as all-time National Basketball Association playoff scoring leader

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. He did it with a three-pointer late in the third quarter and sat out the entire fourth period. But on this night, James wasn't anxious about a record, his legacy or whether he'll ever surpass Jordan as the greatest of all time. Read More »

Ian Poulter to compete at PGA Championship

Poulter never imagined all this two weeks ago. Kim's first PGA Tour victory came at last season's Wyndham Championship in his 38th PGA Tour start. And then the Spaniard couldn't miss. It was a horror final round for Day, scoring two-over through his first nine holes before a disastrous quadruple-bogey nine at the 16th and a double-bogey at the famous par-3 17th to score eight over for the round. Read More »

Wenger Hints At Desire To Stay At Arsenal After FA Cup Win

Arsenal upset the odds to beat Premier League champions Chelsea and secure the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday. What is certain to be a heated and potentially explosive board meeting will now decide Wenger's fate, with the poisonous atmosphere behind the scenes at Arsenal needing to be resolved if the club are to plot a way forward. Read More »

Manchester City confirms departure of Zabaleta after the end of the season

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Madley awarded Leicester a penalty after Clichy , in a blind panic, hacked down Mahrez after the winger had twisted past him. City manager Pep Guardiola refused to be drawn on the matter. David Silva put hosts Manchester City ahead in the 29th minute, but Raheem Sterling , who appeared to be in an offside position, had a clear swipe at the ball as it went past him. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas willing to pass on payday this year to better Celtics

It's just also played a schedule that's left it altogether unprepared for the league's best offense, which now stands between it and earning the Larry O'Brien Trophy for the second consecutive season. "Getting to the Eastern Conference finals and losing, it builds a hunger", Brown said to reporters following the loss . Steve Kerr is not expected to return to the bench during the Finals as he continues to deal with complications from a back surgery he underwent in 2015. Read More »

LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan

Jordan and the Bulls eventually figured out how to beat Laimbeer and the Bad Boy Pistons, but they are still arguably the greatest rival of his career. Former Warriors centre Andrew Bogut would have been playing for the Cavaliers but for a season-ending fractured leg in his first game with Cleveland. Read More »

Thiem, Zverev aiming to upset old guard

It showed in Rome , where he lost to Austrian Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals, snapping Nadal's 17 match winning streak. There will be no gentle start for favourites at the French Open this weekend, with nine-time victor Rafa Nadal and defending champion Novak Djokovic on a semi-final collision course. Read More »

Cavs Back to Finals

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I didn't go bald like Mike, but I'm getting there. You can count retired Detroit Pistons enforcer Bill Laimbeer among those who thinks James is better than Jordan right now. Durant will defend LeBron James to start the game , it's likely that James will defend Durant for long periods, and this is exactly what the Warriors want. Read More »

Vegas picking Golden State Warriors as favorite over Cleveland Cavaliers

Golden State punched its ticket by sweeping the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals , while the Cavaliers finished off the Boston Celtics in five games to win the Eastern Conference. The good news is that the pieces are in place for that to happen. The last pick in the 2011 National Basketball Association draft, Thomas has emerged as an All-Star in Boston . Read More »

LeBron James calls Warriors a 'juggernaut'

James played in his 212th career postseason game on Thursday night, when the Cavaliers met the Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals . "So Greg really never had a chance to have a career, where Kevin's obviously been more than advertised". Give Love a hand for his hustle, his defense, his determination. Read More »

This one's for you, Kane tells Spurs fans after Lane finale

Diggers have appeared at White Hart Lane ripping up the pitch, less than 24 hours after Tottenham's emotional 2-1 victory over Manchester United at the ground. Manchester United managed to get themselves back into the game on 71 minutes, with Wayne Rooney prodding home after great work from Anthony Martial. Read More »

Mourinho: Griezmann? Woodward knows who I want

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I told him yesterday that he could be the key man but he can perfectly be here next season. "This is just football but what happened on Monday was awful". The Europa League joins the Community Shield and EFL Cup in Mourinho's trophy cabinet after his first season at Old Trafford and he will look to build on that success in the Champions League next season. Read More »

Gallery: Man Utd & Mourinho Lift Europa League Trophy

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With a nimble turn Mkhitaryan was able to flick the ball above his head and into the roof of the Ajax goal, dealing a crucial blow to the Dutch side and immediately stunting their momentum. Manchester United supporters were superb throughout and chanted the city's name with more gusto than ever. "They will learn a lot from it and we will become stronger, and if we can keep this squad together we will be stronger next season, for sure". Read More »

Conte: Chelsea must improve the squad

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Wenger said the victory was even more fulfilling "because nobody gave us a chance and we responded I think with attitude and class and we've seen that today". We've finished with the FA Cup so it has to be successful. BBC presenter Dan Walker reported that he was told Chelsea players had forgotten to put the armbands on, and described it as "completely accidental". Read More »

No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the Finals, again

It's also the seventh-straight time that a team led by LeBron James has been crowned as the Eastern Conference champions. "Now we can start focusing on Golden State to get ready". Who will be the best player in the series? James says he wants to be known - and remembered - as more than a scorer. "I had no reaction", Durant said. Read More »

LeBron defers on Warriors thoughts: 'It's too stressful'

The Heat had to go through the Celtics of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in the 2011 conference semis and in an epic 2012 finals that went the distance with the Heat needing to win Game 6 (the "LeBron Game") in Boston to force a seventh game. Read More »

James leads Cavaliers back to NBA Finals

James, arguably the premier player in the game, leads a Cavs side that features the sublime talents of Australian-born, but U.S. loyal, point guard Irving and sharpshooting big man Love. The Cleveland Cavaliers are the underdog again. "It should be the same for us", James said. What does matter is the chance to cement his own legacy, one that inspires young players to look beyond scoring as they develop their games. Read More »

'King' James reigns as Cavs book rubber match with Warriors

In October, Draymond Green told NBA.com's David Aldridge exactly what he wanted to do if the two teams met again. Their offensive ratings and true shooting percentages were the best and third best in the league. Marcus Smart started in the one game the Celtics beat the Cavaliers in and made a ton of winning plays through the season. The dominance of the Warriors and Cavaliers have sapped the rest of the playoffs of its typical drama. Read More »

Stanley Cup Final Odds: Penguins a -150 favorite vs. Predators 5/26/17

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National Hockey League deputy commissioner Bill Daly (left) presents the Prince of Wales trophy to Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14) and center Sidney Crosby (87) and center Evgeni Malkin (71) as champions of the Eastern Conference after the Pens defeated the Ottawa Senators in double overtime of game seven of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the PPG PAINTS Arena . Read More »

Arsenal denies Chelsea double as Ramsey seals FA Cup

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Arsenal took a fourth-minute lead with a goal that will be debated long after the final whistle. It was all Arsenal in the first half but a number of goal-line clearances from the Chelsea defence kept the score at 1-0 going into the break. Read More »

Manchester United Win UEFA Europa Cup

Obviously I am happy to be part of that [Europa League win] and in some way help the club win trophies, and that is the way it's been over the last 18 months and a year ago. I've been able to show I'm a goalkeeper that can play for this club. The omission from the England squad, plus Gareth Southgate's indication that his worldwide career is far from over, is an obvious reason why Rooney must search elsewhere for first-team football. Read More »