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Celtics rally to beat Cavs

Celtics coach Brad Stevens was initially unaware that his players had called Thomas but was greeted by a text from Thomas when he turned on his cellphone after the game. "You know him, he was yelling and [stuff] on the phone". "It's our job to make sure that we defend him as best we can and just make every - take other guys out of the game". Read More »

Wenger: Arsenal need quality over quantity

Some other reasons where we will talk about another day", he said. So there's no point in mincing words when it comes to summing up how Wenger and Arsenal have handled this situation: it's been absolutely horrendous as well. Only if they could consistently play like this against their weaker opponents....oh well. The club could not win against bottom placed teams like Bournemouth, Watford in January and that hurt their growth. Read More »

Terry pays tribute to Chelsea fans ahead of farewell

Conte is the third manager to win the Premier League manager of the year award in his debut season. The Italian is only the third foreign victor of the prestigious award after Claudio Ranieri picked up last year's prize and Arsene Wenger, who won the accolade in 2002 and 2004. Read More »

Arsene Wenger's fate at Arsenal after FA Cup final

Wenger is yet to announce his future at Arsenal , with his contract expiring at the end of the season, and during his post-match interview, he hit out at those who made it a "hostile environment" for him and his players over the last few months. Read More »

Dejounte Murray sets Spurs rookie playoff steals record


The triumph clinched the Warriors' third straight trip to the NBA Finals , where they will play the victor of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics . While Golden State was celebrating, it was bittersweet as the Spurs' Manu Ginobili , 39, played in what is likely is final National Basketball Association game as retirement rumors persist. Read More »

Arsenal victory in vain as top-four hopes end

The pair missed out on the final league game of the season with Mustafi falling ill and Gibbs recovering from a thigh injury, which had left the Gunners short at the back during their 3-1 win against Everton . "I like playing in a back three, it gets me playing on the ball more and I can get to bring it forward which I like doing". I'm sure Wenger will do all he can to have Sanchez available as it would be a devastating blow for Arsenal to lose their star man but he remains a doubt until ... Read More »

Terry To Decide On Future After FA Cup Final

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction... Last season's title victor Claudio Ranieri was spotted in the stands at Stamford Bridge, and Conte expressed his delight that he was able to replicate the achievement of his compatriot. It was easier for them to play one game in a week, it was a bit more hard at the end because the FA Cup came along, disturbing the schedule of the Premier League. Read More »

Arsenal fans have grown exhausted of Arsene Wenger

Wenger has refused to confirm he will stay on as manager next season and, after missing out on the Premier League's top four for the first time since 1996, the Frenchman said the uncertainty had not helped. And much of that is down to the ownership and the fact that there just is absolutely no pressure on Wenger or his players to deliver Premier League or Champions League titles. Read More »

Tottenham beat United 2-1 at White Hart Lane


Spurs' 118-year stay at the Lane is now over as they'll temporarily move to Wembley for next season before returning to the new 61,559 capacity stadium right next to their old home in time for the 2018-19 season. Defeat confirmed that United now can not finish in the top four and must instead hope for victory against Ajax in the Europa League final next week if they are to secure a Champions League berth for next season. Read More »

Gibson skates, could start as Ducks face elimination in Nashville

Pontus Aberg scored his first career playoff goal with 8:59 to play and the Predators moved to the brink of their first Stanley Cup final with a 3-1 victory over the Ducks in Game 5 of the Western Conference final Saturday. "That's the way playoffs go when you get down to it". It was midway through the third period when Aberg scored made it 2-1. A themes i noticed when they have less shots on goal they win. Read More »

Conte wins LMA's Prem manager of season

The Premier League-winning manager has only won the LMA award six times: four times by Sir Alex Ferguson, twice by Arsene Wenger and once by Claudio Ranieri. He first received the League Managers' Association manager of the year. After a disappointing 10th-placed finish last season, Blues fans would have been more hopeful than expectant of their chances this term following the appointment of the Italian, and they would certainly have been anxious following a 3-0 defeat to Arsenal ... Read More »

Arsene Wenger says atmosphere at Arsenal has been 'absolutely horrendous'

He told French website "There is nothing fixed, but I would say that today I feel good at Arsenal ". "We started the season very well, I started well". Wenger is furious that he did not receive more public backing during the hard campaign and thinks the top brass at the club should have put an end to uncertainty around his future. Read More »

Rockies resting Mark Reynolds in matchup with Phillies


Aaron Altherr went 2-4 with a couple of singles. In 18 career games at Citizens Bank Park including 11 starts, the 30-year-old Blackmon is batting.347 (16 for 46) with 13 runs, seven home runs and 12 RBIs. He earned his first career win May 11 against the Los Angeles Dodgers after allowing three runs on six hits with two walks and a career-high eight strikeouts. Read More »

Irving and LeBron push Cavs past Celtics to victory

The Cavs, meanwhile, wouldn't be on the cusp of the Finals without Irving. The Cleveland Cavaliers are now just one win shy of their third straight NBA Finals appearance after a hard-fought 112-99 win over the Boston Celtics in game four of the Eastern Conference Finals. Read More »

Consistent Real Madrid deserved title, says captain Ramos

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 2nd minute of the game after a blunder by Malaga defenders to take his tally to 25 in the league and put the capital club at ease before the half time whistle. "The proof is there, we have won a very hard league against one of the best teams in the world in Barca and for me Zidane has done a phenomenal job". Read More »

Holders Canada stun Russia with third-period comeback


They were better than us and in the end, they deserved to be world champs.”. The Swedes accurate shootout scored and Nicklas Backstrom Oliver Ekman-Larsson. In the third, MacKinnon set up a power-play goal by feeding the puck through to a wide-open Scheifele in the slot, who one-timed it over Vasilevskiy's glove hand. Read More »

What next for Atletico Madrid?


Saul Niguez sent in a header past Keylor Navas in the 12th minute to give Atletico a new hope. Spanish soccer giants Real Madrid are just 90 minutes from reaching what no other club has done, and are due all the credit they deserve. "It's always hard because they have great players, not just [Francesco] Totti who I hope to be healthy so I'm near him". "We're working well and are going to try to be in the best possible shape for when the final comes along as we now focus on LaLiga. Read More »

Everyone wants to know what happened to LeBron James?

Smart, who started in place of Thomas, made seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points, and Bradley had 20 for the Celtics , who were given little chance after losing by 44 in Game 2 and then losing Thomas for the rest of the postseason because of a hip injury. Read More »

Cavs' Kyrie Irving caps off brilliant night by baffling Celtics' Jae Crowder


Despite James' struggles, the Cavs led 77-56 in the third quarter after making 14 3-pointers in the first half. James shot 2-of-18 against Boston in 2008, and similarly disappeared against those same Celtics in Game 5 in 2010. I told him I loved him and he said, 'But you know once this starts, we're going to try to kick your (butt). And what happened? Boston pulled off a dramatic upset despite Isaiah Thomas being out for the postseason. Read More »

Klopp proud as Liverpool return to Champions League

Arsenal's 10 men prevailed courtesy of goals from Hector Bellerin, Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey , with Romelu Lukaku replying from the penalty spot. It's a young squad and the average age is the second-youngest in the Premier League, which is another positive - although maybe not for me because it makes me feel a lot older. Read More »

Warriors sweep Spurs to reach NBA Finals

It's going to be great for them in the future. For the third-straight season, the Golden State Warriors are heading to the NBA Finals. The Warriors await a possible third straight championship matchup with Cleveland, which leads Boston 2-1 in the East final. Read More »

Victims of attack in United's 'hearts,' Jose Mourinho says

The Portuguese led his players in a minute's silence on United's training pitches and the club said they were cancelling Tuesday's pre-match press conference in Stockholm . Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany wrote on Twitter: "I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims. Our thoughts are with the victims and the loved ones of those affected". Read More »

Desperate Ottawa tries to avoid elimination by Penguins


Pittsburgh walks to Ottawa up 3-2 in the series with a chance at a second consecutive Cup Final appearance. In his National Hockey League playoff debut, the rookie proved the people right. "Yeah, I tell him he scored", said Malkin. "He has infinite wisdom". Reigning NHL Stanley Cup champions the Pittsburgh Penguins demolished the Ottawa Senators 7-0 to move on the cusp of another finals berth. Read More »

Arturo Vidal urges Bayern Munich to sign Alexis Sanchez


He could be sold this summer to ensure Arsenal don't lose him for nothing in 2018. The Chilean goalscorer has already played under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona, as Pep had already spent big money back in his role as Barca manager to lure Sanchez to Catalonia from Udinese in 2011. Read More »

Isco tells Madrid fans: I'm staying!

Real beat Malaga 2-0 on the final day of the season on Sunday to finish three points clear of Barcelona and reclaim the title for the first time since 2012. In an on-pitch interview reported by Marca , Zidane said: "It was very important (to win the league)". But the statistics didn't mean much in the end because those great numbers and Messi's continued excellence couldn't compensate for costly losses to underdog sides and the subpar contribution of Barcelona's role players. Read More »

Irving's 42, LeBron's 34 pushes Cavs past Celtics in Game 4

It took a insane night from three-point land from Boston's Marcus Smart , a bad LeBron James performance and a last-second three for Boston to get on the board in the series. LeBron was already in a foul mood when he arrived at the podium because just moments earlier he had a brief exchange with a heckler. "He's the best in the National Basketball Association and many get around Avery". Read More »

Trophyless Guardiola hopes to seal Champions League spot

Leicester City failed to secure the win they needed at home to Bournemouth for a place in the top half of the table, the 1-1 draw ending their poor defence of the title in 12th position. Guardiola has suggested the only way the two can play together is with Aguero in the central striking role and Jesus out wide, which was how they lined up against West Brom. Read More »

Keylor Navas, Real Madrid clinch La Liga title in Spain

We did our homework, but Real Madrid were better than us". Zidane said he would let the title celebrations sink in before he switches his thoughts towards the upcoming Champions League final against Juventus in Cardiff. "I've helped the team with my goals , my decisions and for that I am happy", Ronaldo added. Zinedine Zidane declared that leading Real Madrid to their first La Liga title in five years, and 33rd overall, was one of the happiest days of his glittering sporting ... Read More »

Cup final has lost its 'glow' after attack, says Ajax coach

And Mourinho has frequently complained about trying to manage domestic commitments and the Europa League's often sapping schedule. "You have a teenager who has played two seasons already at United, played European games, national games, in the Premier League ". Read More »

Ronaldo Breaks Another Real Madrid Record

He posted on Twitter that 'if (the threats) are repeated within 24 hours I will ask for a commission of inquiry from Federation Internationale de Football Association. Having rotated his extra-deep squad through the season, even resting galacticos like Ronaldo at various times, Zidane said that key to their success had been each of his players pulling together. Read More »

Celtics pip Cavs with National Basketball Association buzzer-beater


All season, the evidence has suggested that the Cavs , as deeply talented as they are, need James to be his most dominant to win games. He scored just three points in the second half with none coming in the final 16:31 of the contest. Good teams are susceptible to lapses like these, and the Celtics battled to keep their season alive, even without Thomas. They scrapped. They have a scrappy team. Read More »

Ariana Grande's team yet to make a decision about suspending her tour

So far, only three victims have been identified : 18-year-old Georgina Bethany Callander, 8-year-old Saffie-Rose Roussos, and 26-year-old John Atkinson . More than 200 people were injured, though no one was killed. "We're just all loving on each other, and we should just stay loving on each other". A source close to Ariana tellsEntertainment Weekly despite contrary reports , Ariana has not canceled the rest of her tour. Read More »