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Celtics' Thomas says hip surgery not top option

The Red Wings won the rematch in an all home team seven-game series the following year. He played three halves against the Cavaliers before limping off the court in the middle of Game 2. The Finals don't start until June 1st. There was nearly too much historical context to dissect, and so James did what his instincts told him to do. Read More »

Reading boss Jaap Stam: Promotion as big as Man Utd Treble

Finals are there to be won and we need to give it our best shot". "I have the feeling almost everybody, not only in this town, maybe in England, even in Europe, hopes that this fairy tale comes to a happy end". "It is the start of my career as a manager and for the club the ambition was to eventually go back into the Premier League". We've seen games where Reading have passed and passed and nothing has come of it, but you can't question the philosophy now after the season they've had. Read More »

Cavs have plenty of bite for Finals

But the Cavaliers and the Warriors have all the marbles on the line. Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue was the most recent contributor to the conversation when he made the shocking comment that the Boston Celtics are "harder to defend" than the Warriors. Read More »

Celtics star Thomas unsure if he will need surgery

It's kind of in our minds that that's who we were going to see. Halftime rolled around and Boston's lead was still at just 10 points. Cleveland can close out the series in Game 5 on Thursday at TD Garden in Boston . The Cavs set a playoff franchise record with 43 points in the first quarter and 75 points in the first half. Tyronn Lue was happy with winning in the Celtics building. Read More »

LeBron James Sets New NBA Scoring Record

Its no wonder then that the wise guys have installed the Warriors as heavy favourites to beat the Cavs for the second time in three years and wrestle back the Larry OBrien Trophy that slipped through their hands last June. It looked like the Celtics were on their way to tying up the series at 2-2 after silencing the Quicken Loans Arena crowd in Cleveland and with LeBron James in early foul trouble. Read More »

Antonio Conte Wants to Stay 'Many Years' at Chelsea

Chelsea eventually ended up losing the final 2-1, Aaron Ramsey netting the victor with 11 minutes left on the clock. Fabregas had been introduced in place of Nemanja Matic just after the hour mark, with the Spain global unhappy to have been given a watching brief beforehand. Read More »

LeBron James, Isaiah Thomas share long hug after series

What were you doing in 2010? The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook installed Golden State as a -260 favorite to win the 2017 National Basketball Association chanpionship, with Cleveland at +220. Jordan was in his rearview mirror and still James deflected the attention like a kick-out to an open shooter in the corner. He finished the game with 23, but the Celtics never came close to mounting a rally. Read More »

Button to start Monaco race from the pit lane

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Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg's race ended on lap 17 with a gear box problem. Jenson Button was closing in on Wehrlein on Lap 58, and was right under the German driver's rear wing as they exited Mirabeau. One of the busiest days in motorsports has arrived. Button's last grand prix was at Abu Dhabi in November of a year ago when he retired after just 12 laps. Read More »

LeBron James says he's ready for Warriors-Cavs III

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The odds reflected reality, with Golden State sweeping all three series. For nostalgia's sake, let's take a look at what was popular when James last failed to make the finals. Stevens and Ainge have stressed to him he should focus on what's best for his body. Rauchbach serves as the Player Performance Specialist for Temple University's men's basketball team and provides high-performance analysis on the NBA and college basketball. Read More »

Golden State Warriors to face rival Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA Finals

The Cavaliers , who rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Warriors in last year's finals, set an National Basketball Association record in winning their 13th straight playoff series potential closeout game. They were as dominant during the regular season as the Cavs have been during the playoffs - and the Warriors have found their own playoff switch as well. Read More »

Sebastian Vettel wins Monaco Grand Prix

Obviously this year is very different to last year but the people are the same, the spirit is the same. Ferrari raced well, but Mercedes did not race all that poorly. "They deserved to win, they had the quickest vehicle out there", Wolff told reporters. Vettel let out a whoop of delight after crossing the finish line with bright sunshine gleaming off the famed red of Ferrari . Read More »

Spurs legend Manu Ginobili to take time over future

NOTES: Golden State has won at least one road game in each of its past 14 playoff series dating back to the first round in 2013, extending a franchise record. "Whatever I decide to do, I'll be a happy camper", Ginobili said. In some alternative universe where Leonard stays healthy, the Warriors don't sweep the Spurs and the race for seis is still on. Read More »

Proud Wenger hails Arsenal's 'spectacular' FA Cup win at Wembley

He added: "Look, this season, I think usually we have no sagas". Many observers wrote off Arsenal's chances before the game due to Mertesacker's impending involvement, but the 32-year-old used that negativity as motivation and went on to produce an assured display in his side's 2-1 victory. Read More »

Takuma Sato wins 101st Indianapolis 500

He said his 2014 Team Penske auto was stronger, and at the end of Sunday's race the vehicle was pushing in the corner. There were no immediate signs of injury, but Dixon , the 2008 Indy victor and a four-time IndyCar champion, returned to the care center later complaining of a sore ankle. Read More »

Takuma Sato wins 2017 Indianapolis 500

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For the first time in this race's history, a Japanese driver tasted the milk after the 500-mile race. Takuma Sato has won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 after a dramatic race at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Button was involved in a late-race crash. Attrition was a factor with nine of the 33 cars eliminated in accidents. Pole-sitter Scott Dixon's day ended on Lap 52 when his No. Read More »

Wayne Rooney gives clearest indication he will leave Man Utd this summer

Jose Mourinho made a surprise appearance at the Monaco GP as the Manchester United manager takes a break from football following his side's Europa Cup win. Ferguson, who managed United through a golden era from 1986 to 2013 which saw them win the Champions League twice among many other trophies, told Sky Sports that Manchester was a resilient city. Read More »

Neymar equals Puskas' record in Copa del Rey final

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After enduring the disappointment of losing La Liga despite finishing as top scorer, Messi was the inspiration for Barca once again with a mesmeric individual display to wrap the season. "These trophies were down to the players and their ambition", Luis Enrique told reporters. Alaves is not devoid of talent. On-loan Atletico left-back Hernandez has been courted by Barcelona , but looks set to become the first player to cross the Madrid divide since 2000 by signing for Real ... Read More »

Mystique vs. mayhem in unlikely Stanley Cup Final

Here is some background information about the Stanley Cup playoffs, the annual championships of the National Hockey League. In transition, he set up Kunitz with a great pass for the game's first goal. A franchise was changed - and perhaps saved - as a result. "I dropped in late", Subban said during media day. "He'd have four (actually five, two as player, three as owner)". Read More »

Sebastian Vettel wins the Monaco GP

For Ferrari , it seemed a perfectly executed plan to enable Vettel to win, and boost his drivers' championship bid, had unfolded. "It's how it goes sometimes". "Who knows what will happen? Until we have meetings and we can see all the graphs, I don't know". Hamilton didn't even make Q3, the first time he's failed to do so since 2013 because of a lack of pace, which is extremely poor by his standards. Read More »

James the maestro as Jordan displaced

Golden State enters the title series with a flawless 12-0 playoff record. Coach Brad Stevens said no decision had been made yet on whether Thomas would undergo an operation but he reiterated that he is out for the remainder of the playoffs. Read More »

Sato becomes first Japanese driver to win Indy 500

Alonso was left upset by his inability to finish the race, but took plenty out of the experience. Sato shouted into his radio and punched the air after denying Brazil's Castroneves in his bid to become just the fourth driver to win the Indy 500 four times. Read More »

Hamilton Bounces Back with Sensational Spanish GP Win

Sebastian Vettel feels his rivalry with Lewis Hamilton is so amicable both on and off track is down to their "common passion" of pure racing . Speaking after the race, Vettel reflected: "It was very close when we came out". The Briton, who made the move stick seven laps later and then made his tyres last to the finish, had sounded strangely breathless during the race when fretting about a strategy that turned out to be spot on. Read More »

LeBron, Cavs crush Celtics to reach NBA Finals

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While at practice on Saturday before Golden State and Cleveland face off in the Finals, Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue told reporters about why he has owed Warriors interim head coach Mike Brown $100 since his rookie year as an National Basketball Association player. Read More »

Vettel on top in Monaco

Australian Daniel Ricciardo took his second successive podium with third place for Red Bull . Lewis Hamilton produced a faultless drive to salvage a seventh-placed finish at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday after starting 13th on the grid. Read More »

James surpasses Jordan as all-time playoff scorer

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Kevin Love added 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Cavs, now 11-1 in the postseason. Durant's teammates said a third straight Warriors-Cavaliers Finals isn't a problem for the league, with Stephen Curry calling it "disrespectful" to imply that the matchup is an example of a watered-down National Basketball Association. Read More »

Vettel wins in Monaco, stretches lead on Hamilton

That left him 0.043 of a second ahead of the world championship leader and four-time champion Vettel, who was just two-thousandths of a second faster than third-placed Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes . "I'm feeling pretty deflated right now". "We came out in traffic so I couldn't push on the last run, on the out lap, and it seemed like we had 20 seconds to Perez behind me and they put me out just behind Max and he was on a build lap", Ricciardo said. Read More »

Aubameyang scores as Dortmund win German Cup

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Dortmund's win marks Tuchel's maiden trophy in his coaching career at senior level. But I need to process it first. It's great that there's finally a feeling of optimism at the club, even amongst all the Aubameyang transfer rumors, and Marco Reus' ACL injury. Read More »

Young talent could surprise at French Open

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It showed in Rome, where he lost to Austrian Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals, snapping Nadal's 17 match winning streak. Rafael Nadal , Roger Federer , Novak Djokovic , Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka have dominated the Grand Slams since 2005. Read More »

IndyCar driver Scott Dixon, retired racer Dario Franchitti robbed at Taco Bell

Can you believe that Scott was robbed at a Taco Bell? The racing driver who is on pole position for the Indianapolis 500 this weekend has been robbed at gunpoint . So I enjoy that part of it. "I think the whole team was working on my auto". "This is the biggest race in the world", he said. So he gave them the wallet and those guys left. Read More »

FRENCH OPEN '17: From Agassi-Nole to US teen, what to watch

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She also has a French Open title to her name, winning the doubles in the 2016 edition. Thiem, meanwhile, showed how quickly he is learning in the space of three matches against Nadal in as many weeks. Nadal only dropped one set the rest of the way, going on to beat Federer in the final. "I definitely see him as the No. 1 favourite for this title". Read More »

Formula One 2017: Sebastian Vettel wins Monaco Grand Prix

With this, his second ever win at Monte Carlo , having won it last in 2011, Vettel notched his third victory of the season, following his success at the Bahrain and Australia Grand Prix . The 2007 world champion said: "I was called in". Ricciardo finally pitted at the end of lap 38, and Vettel a lap later after punching in a series of fastest laps. Read More »

NBA Playoffs 2017 with Highlights between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers

James , who says he doesn't care about his records (he does about this one because he has been chasing Jordan his whole career) raised his right arm and right index finger to acknowledge the moment. As well as he has sublimated those habits this season in deference to the existing style in Oakland, will those needs disrupt a Warriors' offense that was almost ideal prior to his arrival at the biggest moments? Celtics: Injured point guard Isaiah Thomas led his teammates in a pregame huddle ... Read More »

Ramsey urges Wenger to stay as Arsenal celebrate FA Cup win

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Conte , who led Juventus to three straight Serie A titles before coaching the Italian national side and then moving to London previous year, heaped praise on his players for their dominance of the English league this season after a miserable 2015/16 campaign when they finished 10th. Read More »