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Jose Mourinho starts Ajax mind games

Jose Mourinho recaps Manchester United's win over Celta Vigo and gives his thoughts on Ajax as their opponent in the final. The Manchester United chief was thrilled to scrape past Celtia Vigo 2-1 on aggregate in the semis after a dramatic 1-1 draw at Old Trafford finished up 10 a side. Read More »

Celtics Win In OT, Warriors Beat Jazz

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Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics Live Stream: The Eastern Conference team Wizards are lost their first game of the semifinals series against to Celtics. Boston Celtics Lineups: PG Isaiah Thomas , SG Avery Bradley , SF Marcus Smart , PF Jae Crowder , C Al Horford . At Los Angeles, Utah's Derrick Favors came off the bench to score 17 points and grab 11 rebounds after Rudy Gobert got into early foul trouble while Gordon Hayward added 26 points as the Jazz pulled away in the third ... Read More »

Wizards Third Quarter Run Too Much for Celtics

It's just a couple of occasions (where it's been), wrong time, wrong place. "Part of playing good basketball is being appropriately physical and being able to own your space and hold your ground and those types of things". Most of his critics, like Green, pointed to a play from two postseasons ago when Olynyk yanked Kevin Love's arm out of his socket, ending the playoffs for the Cleveland forward. Read More »

When is the 2017 Champions League Final?

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Gonzalo Higuain stole the limelight from Monaco's Kylian Mbappe and Radamel Falcao in the first leg at Stade Louis II, scoring his first goals in the away leg of a Champions League tie since making his tournament debut in 2007. Mbappe, who was not yet born when Buffon made his FIFA World Cup™ debut with Italy , has nevertheless warned that the tie is far from over: "We know it's hard, but we're going to do all we can to play a great game". Read More »

Toronto Raptors look to climb playoff mountain without Kyle Lowry

It was the first playoff sweep for Toronto since the opening round against Washington in 2015. But the Raptors can't bring back the pending free agent if they intend to bring back Dwane Casey for his seventh season as Toronto coach. "I think now with them adding Durant and the way they're playing, the way we're playing, it can be even higher". "A lot of the offense was on LeBron's shoulders", said Irving, who was willing to share the load. Read More »

Buffon chasing Champions League dream

Italy defender Bonucci said the result shows a more mature Juventus belong on the big stage. Meanwhile, Alves will play in yet another Champions League final against his old foes Real Madrid. There was a minor scare at the other end when Juventus saw their defence, which was on a run of more than 11 hours without conceding a Champions League goal, stretched as Mbappe nearly got on the end of a low cross from Mendy before Giorgio Chiellini guided the ball behind. Read More »

Tired Man Utd disadvantaged vs. Ajax - Mou

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Roncaglia and Bailly were then sent off after several players clashed in midfield, with Bailly appearing to be dismissed for hitting out at Guidetti and Roncaglia shown red for retaliating. United headed into the second leg with a 1-0 advantage and the tie looked to be all wrapped up in the 17th minute in Old Trafford when Marouane Fellaini tucked home a fine cross from Marcus Rashford. Read More »

Manchester United must be more ruthless - Keane

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Paul Pogba of Manchester United reacts to a challenge during the UEFA Europa League , semi final second leg match, between Manchester United and Celta Vigo at Old Trafford on May 11, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. "After 14 matches we are in the final". Asked if failing to win the Europa League would make the season a failure, he replied: "I think, by you media, you have the right to say it and I think it makes sense. Read More »

Kyle Lowry says he's 'doubtful' to play Game 4 against Cavs

He worked out a few hours before Friday's game and was on the court during warm-ups but hobbled back to the locker room before the anthems. "You train, you hit the heavy bag and you bounce out and you come out and go to the rope-a-dope instead of throwing a punch", Casey said. Read More »

Morning links: Blues need Game 2 repeat or better

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Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) celebrates with teammates after he scored a goal against St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen (34) during the third period in Game 4 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesda. "And he has shown me that he hasn't done that". "Just trying to find that rhythm on the bench is going to be important", Laviolette said. "We've been doing it all year", said Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist , when asked about overcoming the loss of Crosby. Read More »

BC minority could have major implications for Alberta

The Green Party grabbed a record three districts in what its leader described as North America's first elected green caucus. We will have to wait for two weeks before the final result is known. Not only will he return to the legislature when it reconvenes, but he will also be accompanied by two new Green MLA's. In BC, the party got a campaign bus for the first time in this election. Read More »

Frank Jackson remains in NBA Draft

The program confirmed Jackson's departure in a press release Friday afternoon. "Frank has a bright future ahead of him", Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a news release. Jackson is a top 50 prospect, according to Draft Express, and is likely to be selected in the second round of the draft. The Blue Devils already signed Jordan Goldwire and are considered one of the leaders for five-star point guard Trevon Duval. Read More »

Atletico recognizes it needs to improve to succeed in Europe

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Atletico Madrid thought they could have imitate Barcelona yesterday night as the Colchoneros were leading for 2-0 after the first 30 minutes of the game. Real keeper Keylor Navas had already saved from Koke inside the opening five minutes before the Atletico midfielder swung in a right-wing corner which Saul met at the near post to powerfully head in. Read More »

Wizards Fall to Celtics in Game 5 of Semifinals

To his credit, Oubre continued to grind through the venom and invective hurled down from the stands, scoring 13 points on 5-for-10 shooting with three rebounds in 20 minutes of work. Besides the performance by Bradley, Al Horford also was lights out. He finished with three blocks and six boards. Both times, Smart, a career 29.1% three-point shooter, found the bottom of the net. Read More »

No practice round, no problem for Mickelson

Mickelson had an outing Monday after the Wells Fargo Championship and had planned on a practice round Tuesday. McIlroy, who also confirmed a new long-term clubs and ball deal with USA giant TaylorMade, said he hoped the calm in his private life would boost his game. Read More »

France's new president to meet Merkel next week

After sifting through more than 19,000 applicants, En Marche! is now most of the way there and on Thursday (11 May), it announced a slate of 428 candidates. People who believe his relationship with Trogneux could not be authentic have "lost their sense of reality", he said. New to politics, she said she plans small gatherings to discuss local issues, rather than hold large rallies with prepared speeches. Read More »

What do Chelsea need to do to win the Premier League title?

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Substitute Nacer Chadli shot wide at the end of another break as Chelsea looked uncharacteristically vulnerable, but any concerns were put to bed as Azpilicueta made the most of Cahill's wayward effort to find Batshuayi, who picked the ideal time to score his first Premier League goal since August and get the Blues' title celebrations under way in earnest. Read More »

Manchester United fans urge Smalling not to play in Europa League final

Celta goalscorer Roncaglia was also dismissed in a flare-up that frustrated boss Mourinho, who told BT Sport: "I didn't see the incident, but he was phenomenal". Everything was open until the last second. United and final rivals Ajax will each receive an allocation of 10,000 tickets to the final - a figure that includes executive boxes for players, directors and sponsors. Read More »

Celtics blow out Wizards 123-101

The home team has won all nine games - with Boston 5-0 at home, where it has won eight straight over Washington . While I wouldn't be shocked if Washington wins this game and forces a game seven, I still like the value with the Celtics , so that's the side I'm on yet again. Read More »

Draymond Green says he can't respect 'dirty' players like Kelly Olynyk

If you're wondering whether Oubre apologized to Olynyk , he did not, which got some of the reporters laughing a little. Oubre was chucked, of course. On nights when the Celtics are knocking down 19 three-pointers, they're going to be incredibly hard to beat. Boston's Isaiah Thomas called it "cute" that the Wizards made a decision to all wear black. Read More »

Former Alabama star Rolando McClain arrested in Hartselle

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McClain, 27, was found with marijuana and was also carrying a firearm without a permit, he said . The Oakland Raiders picked McClain in the first round of the 2010 National Football League draft, but he was waived in 2013 after several off-field incidents - including an arrest in 2011 for third degree assault and a two-game suspension in 2012 for conduct detrimental to the team. Read More »

Ducks @ Oilers Game 3 RECAP: Dangle. Snipe. Celly

The Oilers also have to match the Ducks' intensity. Silfverberg delivered some insurance in the third with a one-time shot for his second of the night, with a review holding up the goal after Oilers coach Todd McLellan challenged that the winger was originally offside as the Ducks' Shea Theodore entered the zone with the puck. Read More »

Manchester United fans react to reaching Europa League final

United advanced 2-1 on aggregate, with Marcus Rashford's victor in the first leg last week ultimately proving the difference. United will play a youthful Ajax team in the final at Stockholm's Friends Arena on May 24, when they can complete their trophy collection and - perhaps more importantly - book a place in next season's Champions League. Read More »

Attacker is overrated: Three things we learned from Celtic win against Aberdeen

However, the Hoops still have the added incentive of maintaining their unbeaten domestic record -- standing at 43 matches -- and the chance to surpass the club record of 103 points, set by Martin O'Neill's side in 2001-02. It's a hard place to come, and we scored three very good goals. The context of the game changed a little bit when they got it to 3-1. We looked a real threat every time we went forward. Read More »

Manchester United staff will not attend Europa League final

Rooney is a player who seems to lose fitness quicker than any top-level player I can remember. "We played really well at home in the first leg and we repeated that for the first 40 minutes here (in Lyon)". "So I don't think he plays the final". "They are two fantastic goalkeepers". "We have good things but, if I was on your side and you are always looking for these kind of capital letters, big headlines, I accept if you say that". Read More »

I've not gambled on Europa League: Mourinho

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The victor of the Europa League earns a place in next season's Champions League, increasing its significance for a United side that has only played in Europe's top competition for one of the last three seasons. Injuries and a squad lacking the quality and depth required to compete with their rivals haven't helped his cause, but one area that Mourinho has been heavily criticised is his defensive tactics, particularly in the big games. Read More »

Sidney Crosby got OK from doc to play after head-first crash

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The Rangers won quickly in overtime, and Henrik Lundqvist lifted them to two more wins. The Washington Capitals' history of playoff disappointments began even before they ever reached the postseason. Crosby took the brunt of a brutal head-first crash into the boards during Game 6 on Monday, just days after being diagnosed with a concussion from a hit to the head. Read More »

Draymond Green calls Kelly Olynyk a dirty player

On the most recent episode of Draymond's " Dray Day " podcast, he called out the Celtics' forward for being " dirty " and brought up the 2015 incident where Olynyk dislocated Kevin Love's shoulder in the playoffs. "We're still down one, still down in the series". The resulting 33-second video, which features Beal swimming with dolphins, as a contestant on the game show "Wipeout" and flopping his way out of the toothless gap in Thomas's mouth, should help you pass the time before Game 5. Read More »

Kyle Lowry interested in playing for 76ers

At the top of Lowry's list, however, sits the Sixers - his hometown. According to ESPN , Ujiri feels the team needs "a culture reset" and that it's "not realistic" to expect Toronto to bring back aging veterans who were not helping them get over the hump. Read More »

The debut for Hughes: Canada rookie tied for lead at Players

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Which made everyone very excited, not least Twitter, which is live streaming every shot at the hole with a 360 degree camera. J.B. Holmes, Alex Noren of Sweden, Chez Reavie and Jon Rahm of Spain are a shot back after shooting 68s, and 11 players, including Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa, Francesco Molinari of Italy, Daniel Berger and Rafa Cabrera Bello of Spain are another stroke back after finishing in 69. Read More »