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Playoffs exit could push Ginobili into retirement

There's something wholly unsatisfying about a truly great player - one capable of winning a league MVP award and four scoring titles - taking the "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" approach, especially when his team could have beaten the Warriors had he played better in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals last spring. Read More »

Antonio Conte gets top prize at League Managers Association awards


John Terry was given a mid-game guard of honour as he left the field. Terry said: "Once you stop that's it". I want to say thank you to all the people who voted for me. But the hunger is there inside me to push on and win stuff. The Belgium global scored 16 goals this season, his best return in a single campaign in the competition, and was the overall top performer with a score of 85/100 on the Goal Pressure Index, presented by Sure and powered by Opta data, which provides the first ... Read More »

Wenger: I've Turned Down All Clubs To Remain Here

Steve Nicol evaluates what Liverpool need to do over the summer in order to manage their return to the Champions League . Despite his misgivings about City's chances against the top clubs in Europe next season, the manager was relieved to have secured third place in the Premier League and so avoided a qualifying round. Read More »

Non-MVP LeBron James and his Cavaliers crush Celtics in Boston

This past week, the NBA announced that Russell Westbrook , James Harden and Kawhi Leonard will compete of MVP honors, which will be revealed on June 26 at the first-ever NBA Awards. But I don't see how you could not put him in at least the top three. The All-NBA Second Team includes three players making their All-NBA debuts: Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo , Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas . Read More »

LeBron bounces back in big way after Game 3 dud

Irving re-emerged after halftime for 21 points in the third quarter. James left the game with 6:46 remaining in the second quarter with four fouls. It is safe to say that pretty much all of the basketball world was shocked at the result of Sunday night-an unprecedented 21-point comeback win by the Boston Celtics in a series that had a Cleveland Cavaliers sweep written all over it. Read More »

Predators hoping to advance to first-ever Stanley Cup Final

And the Predators have a chance at history on their own ice, a win away from the first Stanley Cup Final berth in the franchise history. The second period was tighter, but an unfortunate play combined with the lack of footspeed by the fourth line and a very fluky bounce lead to the Ducks taking a 1-0 lead off a rebound. Read More »

Sharapova gets wild card for Rogers Cup in August in Toronto


The 30-year-old Sharapova, who retired injured from her second-round clash at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome on Tuesday, has responded defiantly. " Maria is a Grand Slam champion and a fan favourite ", Rogers Cup tournament director Karl Hale . Last week, Sharapova was granted a wild card to play in the pre-Wimbledon tournament in Birmingham. Read More »

Senators take 2-1 series lead

Sidney Crosby collected his first multi-point game since sustaining a concussion on May 1 and Evgeni Malkin saved his best night of the series for Game 4 as the Penguins matched their combined goal total from each of the first three games to down the Senators , 3-2, and even this best-of-seven battle at two games a piece. Read More »

Indy 500 winners Dixon, Franchitti robbed at a Taco Bell

You look at his career, experience, way he works with the engineers, just very fortunate to have a great athlete on our team ", said team owner Chip Ganassi. The 38-year-old Bourdais suffered multiple fractures in his pelvis and a fractured right hip in a frightening crash during qualifying Saturday. Above all, I hope this is an experience I can take with me for the rest of my life. Read More »

Erie dominates Saint John 12-5 at Memorial Cup


Mathew Barzal helped Seattle answer back with a late-period goal. Their next game is on Wednesday against the OHL champion Erie Otters. If you had to pick one team to be crowned champs on May 28, though, it would be hard to argue with the Otters. Read More »

Pool-by-pool Guide to Japan 2019

The 2019 World Cup pool stages draw took place in Kyoto , Japan today and Irish rugby fans will certainly be pleased with how it all turned out. It leaves open the possibility that three countries from the southern hemisphere's Rugby Championship could be drawn in the same pool, with either New Zealand or Australia potentially in with South Africa and Argentina . Read More »

Kyrie Irving leads Cavaliers to 112-99 win vs. Celtics

And that huge shot came over a minute after James was called for his fourth foul of the game. The Cavs will look to close out the Celtics and give themselves some much needed rest on Thursday night. Irving said he was driven by the thought of the Cavs seeing their series lead vanish. Certainly, it helps that he plays with the GOAT and that his jumpshot is pure, but his handle, my goodness! They can not, " said Irving. Read More »

Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany will STAY at Manchester City


It was Watford's sixth successive defeat, their worst run for 44 years, and left them one place above the relegation places. In truth, it was a miserable and embarrassing day for the hosts at Vicarage Road, with Walter Mazzarri certainly not leaving with fond memories of his last game in charge. Read More »

Arizona Diamondbacks 5, Chicago White Sox 4


Arizona Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke (21) talks with catcher Jeff Mathis, left, after warming up in the bullpen prior to a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox , Monday, May 22, 2017, in Phoenix. Fernando Rodney pitched a ideal ninth for his 11th save in 13 tries. Can the Chicago White Sox find enough offense to hit the over with the Arizona Diamondbacks when the two meet tonight at 9:40PM ET? Gonzalez has lost his last four starts, allowing 18 earned runs in those four games. Read More »

Wenger accepts uncertainty over his position hurt Arsenal

The match was the last for Watford manager Walter Mazzarri with his club finishing two places above the relegation standings after 38 games. Wenger said he did not know whether Kroenke had attended against Everton . A review of security is underway at Wembley ahead of Saturday's final between the Gunners and Chelsea following Monday's suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena, which left 22 people dead and 59 injured. Read More »

LeBron James Disappears as Celtics Win With 21-Point Comeback

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. Cleveland forward LeBron James had a miserable night, scoring just 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting with five turnovers. The Celtics tied the Cavs at 95-all on Smarts 3-pointer and then matched the James and Co. Read More »

Manchester Bombing: Morrissey Slams Theresa May, Sadiq Khan And The Queen

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall expressed their "most heartfelt sympathy" for the families and friends of the victims, branding the incident "truly dreadful". Morrissey , who is the son of working-class Irish Catholic immigrants, also complained May would not change her immigration policy in light of the attacks , despite police stating bomber Salman Abedi was British-born and from Manchester. Read More »

National Hockey League playoffs: Ducks eager for rematch with Rinne's Predators in West final


It was good to jump on them from the start, but this is going to be a battle every night". The worst thing, I think, you can do is think about hockey all the time's more to life than hockey. "We definitely wanted to jump on them right away", said Canadian Neal. With seconds left in the game, Ottawa iced it for good, as J.G. "We held tight there", Ritchie said. Read More »

Indian cricket team to watch 'Sachin...' together


India lost the 2003 World Cup final against Australia by 125 runs in Johannesburg. The much publicized upcoming Bollywood biopic on cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, Sachin: A Billion Dreams , would be tax free in Odisha. Ranveer Singh surely gained the attention of the master blaster with this post and managed to increase our excitement for the most awaited movie on the life and achievements of all our hero! While the legendary batsman is doing rounds of promotion, he has also been ... Read More »

Paul Merson: The difference between Arsenal's Arsene Wenger and Man United manager

And the Daily Mirror claims a heart-to-heart prior to that deal being signed saw Klopp promise to Coutinho that he would get Liverpool into the Champions League next season. One thing you can not question is my love for this club. I don't think that's why the team didn't perform. "This group of players are remarkable and deserved to be supported in a different way", he said. Read More »

Arsenal shareholder Usmanov makes full takeover bid

The Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov , who owns 30% of the club, made a formal £1bn bid to buy Arsenal , but Kroenke has no intention of relinquishing any of his 67% holding. United States entrepeneur Kroenke, 69, has been in charge at the Emirates since 2011 but, like Wenger, has seen protests from Arsenal's fanbase increase exponentially throughout the season over his running of the club. Read More »

Spurs Fan Suing Zaza Pachulia, Warriors Over Injury To Kawhi Leonard

Speaking to reporters on Friday, Leonard said , regarding his availability, "it's just questionable". "You hope that he's ready and he can help us", Ginobili said. "You've got to be the most physical team, the team that wants it the most and play with that edge and that feeling the entire game". Leonard left the game and sat our for Game 2 , which the Warriors won handily to take a 2-0 series lead. Read More »

Kyrie Irving's monster night fuels Cavaliers in Game 4 comeback

Among the Cavaliers , Kyrie Irving was outstanding with 29 points and seven assists, Kevin Love scored another double-double with 28 points and 10 rebounds, while Tristan Thompson dominated the paint again, with 13 rebounds and 18 points, but that just wasn't enough for the home team to secure the win tonight. Read More »

'There is nothing to discuss' - Sturridge happy at Liverpool

Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge has made an announcement regarding his future at the Anfield side. "Go somewhere else, to Barcelona, to Bayern Munich, to Real Madrid , and you will be just another player ". Philippe Coutinho is officially the deadliest player from outside the box operating in the Premier League . Coutinho said: "We started the season very well, I started well". Read More »

Senators coach Guy Boucher admits the Penguins are the better team


In the lead-up to tonight's game, the mood surrounding the Ottawa Senators could have not been more dour for a team just two wins away from playing for the Stanley Cup; a resounding 7-0 defeat in their last outing and a seemingly dismal crowd for what might have been the last game of the season will do that. Read More »

Celtics stun Cavs with buzzer-beater


And it's one of those things where being around him for the last couple of years, he wants to play through any and all circumstances". "Offensively, we didn't attack", Lue said. It's easy to tell James, 32, was bother by that and even some questions from the Cavs local media. The Cavaliers have all season been a team that has relied heavily on the three-pointer, as their 33.9 attempts per game were second-highest in the National Basketball Association. Read More »

Players Championship: Danny Willett withdraws because of injury


The BMW PGA Championship takes place in a fortnight's time and has a prize fund of £5.4million as the first event of the European Tour's Rolex Series. After back-to-back birdies following the turn, Day ended his round with three bogeys from his last four holes. It was the highlight of an otherwise drab performance that could have been even worse after his terrible start. Read More »

Curry, Durant shine as Warriors sweep into NBA Finals

And as the Celtics continued to climb back into Game 3, James' lack of impact plays remained a mystery. Like I said, he was excited with the way that we played. The Cavaliers outscored the Celtics by 17 with Irving on the floor during his magical third quarter. It's not that you go expecting it every step you make. Read More »

Star show against Celtic convinced Scotland boss Kenny deserves chance


RB Leipzig winger Oliver Burke misses out because of a lack of match action in Germany. “You saw the last Scotland game when there was a core of Celtic players and it was a great result for us and that helps the team. Strachan also feels that Burke, the 20-year-old winger, needs to get more games and revealed he would feature for the Scotland Under-20 side in the Toulon Tournament later this month. Read More »

Liverpool fans ecstatic to be playing elite European football again


Arsene Wenger says his "professionalism or commitment" can not be questioned but that uncertainty over his future contributed to Arsenal failing to qualify for the Champions League . Liverpool had spent only two weeks outside the Champions League places since September and Klopp claimed fourth place reflects the progress made during his first full season as manager. Read More »

A's win on walk-off HR


Rodriguez (3-1) allowed three runs over eight innings. Rodriguez reverted to his previous form against Oakland after the homer, however, retiring the next 10 batters in succession until a two-out walk in the seventh. "What Mookie was able to do a couple times in right field, those aren't easy plays". "Time up my steps and hopefully try to make a good play on it", Bradley said. Read More »