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Celtics win NBA Draft lottery

Meanwhile, the Lakers leapfrogged the Suns to get the No. 2 overall pick, despite finishing with a better record than Phoenix. The Celtics are the only team in National Basketball Association history to win the lottery while they were still alive in the playoffs. Read More »

Spurs start Jonathan Simmons over Kawhi Leonard for Game 2

Golden State is just the fifth National Basketball Association team to win its first 10 playoff games in a given postseason. Mills, who played 37 minutes in game one, says it will take an enormous team effort to dampen Curry's impact and beat the Warriors. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers dominate Boston Celtics in Game 1 117-104

Tristan Thompson added 20 points and 9 rebounds for Cleveland , who have won nine straight games in this year's playoffs. They opened 10-0 last season en route to their first National Basketball Association title."It was our two bigs that set the tone - Kev and Double-T ( Tristan Thompson ), they were phenomenal", James said . Read More »

Paul Pierce says Celtics should trade No. 1 overall pick

The window is now. Nevertheless, it's happened plenty of times that the team with the best odds has failed to earn that pick, so it was still without a doubt a major win for the Celtics. 1 pick lightly. They will also convey their first-round pick to Boston next year. While some question if Fultz and Celtics star Isaiah Thomas could co-exist in the same backcourt, Fultz says that wouldn't be an issue at all if Boston does indeed select him. Read More »

Harper blasts 13th homer, Nationals hold off Pirates 8-4

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Jacob Turner surrendered three runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings of work during a loss to the Pirates on Wednesday. Yet Cole tried to stay upbeat, stressing that if he kept doing his job eventually the lineup would, too. Dickerson hit solo home runs in the third and fifth off Danny Salazar (2-4). "I've got to be better in that situation". Josh Harrison had two hits for the Pirates , including his sixth home run of the season, and also avoided a tag at second base with an acrobatic ... Read More »

Cavaliers sweep Raptors en route to Eastern Conference Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts after a dunk in the third quarter against the Indiana Pacers in game one of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. The Raptors trimmed the lead to one point early in the fourth on a 3-point shot by Fred VanVleet but James answered with a 3-pointer. "It's not prototypical for a right-hand dominant guy to be stepping back right", Irving said of the three-pointer from the right wing. Read More »

Angelique Kerber loses to Anett Kontaveit at Italian Open

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Kontaveit, who is ranked at 68 in the world pulled off the upset in just 56 minutes, when claiming the match 6-4, 6-0, to leave Kerber stunned. In the men's second round , Canadian fifth seed Milos Raonic dumped out veteran Tommy Haas 6-4, 6-3 while German 16th seed Alexander Zverev beat Serb Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-4. Read More »

Sanchez double gives Arsenal hope of a 'miracle' top-four finish

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They must hope that either Liverpool or City drop points in what appear to be relatively straightforward fixtures, and then do their job of beating Everton. In other words, if City win both of their games, they'll secure Champions League football. "It is very important for Arsenal to be with the best teams in Europe". Read More »

Paul Pierce thinks Celtics should trade top overall pick

Aside from Noah Vonleh , who was traded a year after being drafted, every player that Charlotte picked in the lottery since 2011 is still on the roster (Kemba Walker , Michael Kidd-Gilchrist , Cody Zeller and Frank Kaminsky ). In spite of that record, they are still considered underdogs facing a Cavaliers team that swept through both the first and second rounds and is eyeballing a third straight trip to the NBA Finals. Read More »

Kim Si-woo Becomes Youngest Golfer to Win PGA Players Championship

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It also marked Kim's second win on the PGA Tour after he was victorious at the Wyndham Championship previous year. A player of Korean descent has now won on Tour in every season since 2005, with Kim's victory this year joining K.J. "And I'm very glad I could practice with him". Si Woo Kim, of South Korea, chips onto the third green during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Read More »

LeBron, Love put Cavs in command

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Coach Tyronn Lue opened the fourth period with Tristan Thompson , Deron Williams , Iman Shumpert , Korver and James. So Game 3 was a night to remember for the veteran. "He was limping badly". "He just couldn't go". It was tough. It changed your mindset, not just for me, the whole team as well. The loss of Lowry was a huge blow to Toronto . Read More »

Golovkin: I knew Canelo would beat Chavez Jr. easily

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I've said in the past that this is the kind of fight that [you can do] two or three times . There's interest all over the world. Periscope in particular has been effective in the past - quite a few people watched the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight that way - though it might not have as many options for this fight. Read More »

Zidane calm with Real Madrid one point away from title

Madrid have won many games this season by the tiniest of margins, with slices of luck going their way with offsides and disallowed goals . Both teams have 87 points, but the Catalan club leads on the head-to-head tiebreaker. Ronaldo was poised to complete the hat trick in the 75th minute, but squandered the chance. Cristiano Ronaldo kicks to score the opener. "Obviously it's not common for me to miss like that, but it can happen, I'm human and I also make mistakes". Read More »

Gibbs a big fan of Wenger's new system at Arsenal

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Although Mata could not help United to beat Arsenal, he was pleased to get a game under his belt ahead of an important run of games coming up for the Red Devils. They were walking with their heads low, so finally they sing, the scarves, it's nice for them, honestly. "So, hard to manage it but I think, in principle, the team was good, was organised, played to win and defended well." Arsenal were not better than us in my opinion but congratulations". Read More »

Africa Cup victor to join tough group at Rugby World Cup

Australia's other two Pool D opponents are likely to be either Fiji or Samoa from Oceania and either the U.S. or Canada from the Americas qualifying competition. "We know Ireland pretty well and have a couple more opportunities to play them before the World Cup", said incoming Scotland coach Gregor Townsend. Read More »

Sanchez saves Arsenal in 'must-win' game

Arsenal kept alive their hopes of a top-four Premier League finish as second-half goals from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud earned victory at Southampton. "It was another game against a top-six side without reward". Since their arrival in the Premier League in 2008, only Manchester City (14) have had more red cards in home league games than Stoke (13). Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino: Spurs won't bother battling big guns in transfer market

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Kieran Trippier sustained concussion against Manchester United last weekend and is unavailable, while Kyle Walker has a minor ankle injury and will also miss out. "Chelsea was in a different picture". Deposed champions Leicester are Tottenham's next opponents at the King Power Stadium on Thursday, but Kane's thoughts are already turning to next term. Read More »

Romero stars for Man United in 0-0 draw at Southampton

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Regular number one De Gea continues to be linked with Real Madrid, but Mourinho insisted he is keen to keep the Spaniard. "I hope to play Joel Pereira against Palace (in the last Premier League game of the season on Sunday) and Sergio in the Europa final". Read More »

The New York Yankees retire Derek Jeter's No. 2

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He is the 22 Yankee to have his number retired. The No. 0 is available, but the Yankees have never issued it, though manager Joe Girardi and general manager Brian Cashman said they are not opposed to doing so. The Astros scored six times while Jeter was giving his press conference about the ceremony. While Jeter was largely hush-hush on the topic of the Marlins, a few of his former Yankees teammates chimed in, saying they think he'd be a good fit. Read More »

Pochettino: Spurs can compete with big clubs in the transfer market

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Spurs have problems at right-back as Kyle Walker has been ruled out with an ankle injury while Kieran Trippier has concussion following a clash of heads against United last weekend. Pochettino urged Spurs fans not to worry after reports listed him as a candidate to replace the sacked Stefano Pioli at San Siro for next season, with Inter ready to spend big. Read More »

Thibaut Courtois: 'Chelsea had to respond to last season's critics'

Tottenham are the only team in the Premier League to challenge Chelsea this season as they have wrapped up second place this season, and have finally defeated the curse of finishing below Arsenal. I think if you can continue with these players, you can improve a lot. 3-4-3 — formation Antonio Conte switched with Chelsea trailing 3-0 at Arsenal in September, sparking a turnaround in fortunes. Read More »

FA to bring in retrospective diving bans

Bans will only be imposed if the panel unanimously finds the player guilty of the new offence of 'successful deception of a match official '. Referees will still be able to book players for simulation but the FA said of the new measures: "The fact that the act of simulation has succeeded in deceiving a match official and, therefore, led to a penalty and/or dismissal, justifies a more severe penalty which would act as a deterrent". Read More »

Mourinho: Season not a failure if Man United lose final

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The Red Devils have suffered a disappointing league campaign in Mourinho's first year at the helm, with this afternoon's 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur mathematically ruling them out of finishing in the top four. "We know it's a big objective, we know that if we lose the final we don't play Champions League, we know that", he said. Mourinho also went on say that he believes De Gea has no issue with fellow goalkeeper being selected for the big game. Read More »

Best Twitter reaction as West Ham crash Tottenham's title hopes

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But you have to win". "At the moment it is so disappointing and so hard to say it has been a very good season. It is true that it will be hard ... to catch Chelsea", manager Mauricio Pochettino said. West Ham kept Tottenham at arm's length once it went ahead and the final whistle sparked scenes of jubilation around the ground. They had nine wins in a row, you have to play really well. Read More »

Jamie Carragher makes a prediction on Dele Alli

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Alli has been outstanding this season as Mauricio Pochettino's men secured second place in the Premier League after winning the White Hart Lane finale against Manchester United on Sunday. Mauricio Pochettino's side now have the best home record of any side in the Premier League, with a return of 2.8 points per game there after 17 wins and two draws in an unbeaten season. Read More »

NBA Playoffs 2017: 5 big questions for Warriors vs. Spurs matchup

Leonard had an MRI on Monday and will not play in Game 2 , leaving the Spurs angry at what they considered a dirty play by Pachulia and frustrated by their predicament. When the Spurs opened the second half with an 8-1 burst sparked by six points from Aldridge, the advantage ballooned to 26 points. The Spurs had a 39-point conquest of the Rockets in Game 6 and will next face the heavily-favored Warriors. Read More »

Arsenal shareholder sends message to Arsene Wenger after Sunderland win

Wenger has never finished outside of the top four in a full season at helm since his appointment in 1996. But Wenger insisted there was nothing unusual about the atmosphere. The post Wenger: Top Four Failure Won't Affect Arsenal Transfer Plans appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria . But the Frenchman is more optimistic. Read More »

#RWC2019: It doesn't matter who the Springboks face, says Coetzee

Pool C has been picked out as the most hard of the four, but England head coach Jones claimed a tough passage could work in his side's favour later in the competition. South Africa will face the All Blacks in the pool stage for the first time in a blockbuster clash. Jones' men are ranked second in the world, while an improving France side are now sixth and Argentina , twice semifinalists, are ninth. Read More »

Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks - 5/16/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

After Vatanen ended Anaheim's 0-for-20 slump on the power play, Silfverberg evened it in the opening minute of the second period, cashing in Rakell's pass for his ninth goal. "It's so tight. The scores at this time of the year generally are fairly low", he said. The Ducks learned this the hard way, going 0 for 4 on the man advantage in Game 1. Read More »

Mourinho sweating over Fellaini injury after Southampton draw

That would happen overseas. "We're not going to influence anything one way or the other in terms of results for ourselves, and it would have been a good gesture by the Premier League to have done it to give them the best chance". "But my team want to play at Old Trafford - they don't want to be left out". "Any teams have a debrief at the end of the season and this is normal but the end of the season is after the last game and the last game is very important". Read More »

Warriors trounce Spurs, take 2-0 series lead

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Midway in the first quarter, they went down low to Pau Gasol . "It's amusing you mention that", said Stephen Curry (29/7/7 in 30 minutes), whose pull-up three seven minutes into the game gave the Warriors a double-digit lead that only bloated as time went on. Read More »

Joel Embiid says 76ers gearing up to beat Cavaliers, LeBron James

Sure, Philly went 28-54 last season to finish with the fourth-worst record in the league. We even got to witness a little friendly banter between Embiid and Magic Johnson, representing his Lakers. "Back in March we thought that the surgery was going to be a really tough one". The Joel Embiid recovery tour included a stop at ESPN's upfront event on Tuesday, where the network debuts its plans for the season and announces big changes to its programming. Read More »