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Kyrie Irving leads Cleveland past Boston for 3-1 series lead


Four out of the five Celtics starters finished with at least 15 points ( Jae Crowder , Al Horford, Kelly Olynyk and Avery Bradley ). James left the game with 6:46 remaining in the second quarter with four fouls . Daugherty - 40, M. Price - 35, J. Williams - 19). Cavs forward LeBron James surprisingly picked up four first-half fouls and didn't find a rhythm until the fourth quarter. Read More »

Antonio Conte: Chelsea boss named manager of the year by LMA


ANTONIO CONTE , THE man who brought Chelsea to their fifth Premier League win this year, went home with two awards at the League Managers Awards last night. "It's a great achievement for me and I hope to continue in the best way and deserve this award". The former Italy manager is the second Italian in a row to win the award, after Claudio Ranieri won a year ago. Read More »

Liverpool turn down Celtic's approach for Harry Wilson


Brendan Rodgers' Celtic are set to lose Patrick Roberts for next season with the forward set to return to Manchester City with his loan spell in Scotland set to expire soon The Scottish champions are looking for a replacement and Harry Wilson could be a good fit. Read More »

Celtics miss an opportunity in first half with LeBron in foul trouble

J.R. Smith added five points, three assists, one rebound, two steals and one triple for the Cavaliers , while Tristan Thompson notched seven points with seven rebounds and one block. LeBron James faced a unique challenge in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Celtics on Tuesday. A win and LeBron James goes to his seventh straight finals and the Cavs will see a team that is 12-0 in these playoffs. Read More »

Celtics rally to beat Cavs, James fizzles

Avery Bradley rattled in a game-winning three pointer at the buzzer as the Boston Celtics clawed their way back into the Eastern Conference final with a 111-108 win over Cleveland Sunday. After the Cavaliers pushed their lead to 21, the Celtics began their comeback. Irving, who has a history of injuries, said he has rolled his ankle enough to know when it's serious. Read More »

Blue Jays 4, Brewers 3


They still have a long uphill climb ahead of them to get back into the postseason race, but they are moving in the right direction. Good for him. He needed it. "I didn't walk a guy again today so I'm pretty pumped about that", Garza said. "That's all there is to it". Brew Crew starter Chase Anderson was hit hard with six runs given up on seven hits including three homers before Rob Scahill and Jared Hughes allowed two and four runs respectively. Read More »

Maria Sharapova: French Open denies former champion wildcard at Roland Garros


The FFT said it would be wrong to give a wildcard to a player whose failure to qualify for next week's tournament owed to a doping suspension rather than injury. The French Open will begin on May 28, with the qualifiers beginning from May 22. The decision on whether to award Sharapova a wild card for direct entry to the Wimbledon tournament is due to be taken at a meeting of the All England Club's sub-committee on June 20. Read More »

Manchester Shows Off Its 'Stiff Upper Lip' After Deadly Attack


Outside the stadium, at the Vapiano bar squeezed in between the Mall of Scandinavia and the Friends Arena, a banner draped over the balcony said: " United Against Terrorism". Nobody asked for this, neither Manchester nor Ajax . True, it was the worst backdrop imaginable for a game of football . Paul Pogba would have been forgiven for struggling even more than most, considering that he is also still grieving the death of his father, Fassou Antoine, who died a fortnight ago and was ... Read More »

UFC's Angela Magana Says She's Suing Cris 'Cyborg' Justino Over Punch Incident


In fact, UFC president Dana White once famously described Justino as looking like "Wanderlei Silva in a dress" back in 2014, two years prior to Justino making her promotional debut. "We'll see what happens". Angela Magana and Cris Cyborg got into a heated argument over the weekend that resulted in Cyborg punching Magana. "This is a thing that the district attorney and police are handling right now". Read More »

LeBron James lauds Kyrie Irving for his epic Game 4 performance

The Boston Celtics will be aiming to stave off elimination after falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers by 112-99 in Game 4 to fall behind by 3-1 in the series . Meanwhile, the Celtics' leading scorer after Thomas, Avery Bradley , is averaging just 16.4 points per game this postseason. We know we did it wrong in Game 3 . Read More »

Arsenal fans' message for Arsene Wenger

Sixth-placed Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 2-0 after resting several players ahead of Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax Amsterdam in Stockholm. Much of the vitriol on Sunday was directed against Stan Kroenke, with chants calling for the American sports tycoon to sell up after six years as owner. Read More »

United outclass Ajax to win Europa League on emotional night


Maybe this victory will bring some happiness to Manchester , I don't know. The club now has every title in world football . Then we had to go out and put a performance in to win the game. "This happened in Manchester but everywhere we want to see a united world and fight for peace, respect in the world - no more attack and no more deaths please". Read More »

David Beckham pays tribute to city after Europa League win


In his first season at the club, Mourinho led the Red Devils to the League Cup and the Europa League championship, one more trophy than his two predecessors - David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, who led the team to the FA Cup last season - managed during their short stints at the club combined. Read More »

Ronaldo happy with Madrid role


And Zidane hailed the Portuguese forward after the match , with Ronaldo having scored 13 goals in his past eight games. "Such misses aren't normal for me", he said. "We do not feel it is over yet". Its latest game in the European competition was against Atletico Madrid in the semifinals last week, when it advanced to the final on June 3. Read More »

Lue says Celtics sans Thomas more hard to defend than Warriors

The Cavaliers took the lead for the first time since the first quarter after James made two free throws to put Cleveland up 73-72 with 3:15 to play in the quarter. "That's what I always think, when people of his stature or people like him, you've got to play confident the whole night and play aggressive". "And the honest answer from me is that I can not give any energy to anything that people say would be best for the team or even sometimes what I think would be best". Read More »

Bradley's game-winning three pointer on the buzzer completes Boston's stunning comeback


When the two teams left Boston after Game 2 , the Cavs had beaten the Celtics by 44 points for the most lopsided win in Eastern finals history. And that mindset should serve them well in what should be another tough and rugged matchup in Game 4 on Tuesday. "I mean, they scored 66 on us in the first half", Brad Stevens responded Monday afternoon, after being asked about what the Cavs may bring to the table to open Game 4. Read More »

Cech wants Arsenal to tie down Sanchez and Ozil


As well as new blood there have been improvements from existing players including Adam Lallana , Simon Mignolet (eventually), Emre Can , Philippe Coutinho , and Roberto Firmino . And, according to all-time top goalscorer Thierry Henry, the lack of Champions League football in the red half of North London next season could see the club's key man depart this summer. Read More »

Manchester Bombing Victims Honored At Europa League Final With Minute Of Silence

Zlatan Ibrahimovic , who will have a statue built outside Friends Arena in the near future, has a knee injury and will not be able to play in front of his hometown fans. From Marouane Fellaini's lay-off, the French midfielder let fly with a left-foot shot that flicked off Davinson Sanchez's left foot and looped past Ajax's helplessly wrong-footed goalkeeper Andre Onana. Read More »

Sergio Garcia aces the iconic 17th at Sawgrass

He made that, but the issues continued as McIlroy made his way around the back nine. "It wasn't flawless golf but I managed myself well". I've been very limited hitting golf balls. That's how quickly it can change on a course that has been described with every word from exciting to dramatic to frightening to aggravating. Despite his early birdie barrage, Day did crash back to earth a bit with three bogeys on his last four holes to shoot a two-under 70. Read More »

Wenger Confirms Double Blow But Key Duo Set To Face Chelsea


Mertesacker's 37-minute cameo at the Emirates Stadium was the first time he had played for the club since a 1-0 win over Norwich in the Premier League in April previous year. All you have to do to watch the match on is bookmark this page, return on matchday and then follow the Arsenal v Chelsea subscribers' banner which will direct you to live streaming. Read More »

Shorthanded Predators beat Ducks 3-1 for 3-2 series lead

The Predators put the game out of reach with an empty-netter from Austin Watson . "With regard to our players' heads, they've been in the right place, I think, through the entire playoffs, and they remain in the right place". The Predators took a 2-1 lead on Aberg's goal at 11:01 of the third period when he jammed home the rebound of a Filip Forsberg shot. He went 21-7-4 in the regular season and has appeared in three games this postseason. Read More »

Football Association launch betting probe into John Terry substitution


PA Sport claim they have spoken to two customers of Paddy Power , who won £2,500 and £1,000 respectively. Terry left the pitch as the clocked ticked into the 28th minute, but still the bookmaker paid out. In 2010, he led Newcastle to the Premier League too, and was rewarded as the Championship's Manager of the Year. While he may have recovered, there remain significant concerns over his match fitness against the energetic Premier League champions, who scored 85 times in the ... Read More »

Henderson: Top four is a step forward, but we want more


However, the France worldwide is attracting interest from Arsenal's Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester United . A number of vocal Arsenal supporters have been leading protests in recent weeks against Wenger remaining in charge beyond this season while the Frenchman has also faced increased criticism from a host of former Arsenal players. Read More »

Avery Bradley stuns Cavs with last-second shot; Celtics win Game 3


Irving's third-quarter performance was what proved crucial for the Cavs , with the point guard scoring 17 points in the last four minutes of the penultimate quarter. "I'm pretty sure I'll be sore when I get home". After being held scoreless in the fourth quarter of Game 3, James scored 15 of his 34 points in the fourth to close out Game 4. Read More »

Klopp reacts to 'intense' friendly win in Sydney


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he may not get the transfer business he wants done before pre-season starts. A largely second-string Reds line-up unpicked the Sky Blues easily, as almost 73,000 of their Australia-based faithful turned out to watch Daniel Sturridge , Alberto Moreno and Roberto Firmino get the job done before half-time. Read More »

Do We Have Another Cavaliers - Warriors Finals?


Avery Bradley led the Celtics with 19 points, and Jae Crowder added 18 points and eight rebounds. "Just with him rebounding the basketball, being aggressive, going in the trenches getting defensive rebounds was big for us because he's the best outlet guy in the league and when he rebounds, he can get it to LeBron or Kyrie and he can push our pace". Read More »

Be regulars in Champs League, urges Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is confident the club is ready for a return to the Champions League with much of his planning already done for next season and the finances in place for a summer spend. Arsene Wenger is yet to confirm whether he will still be manager next season while the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are also uncertain, with both players stalling over new deals. Read More »

Salman Abedi: Manchester bomber's Libya links


AQIM is believed by the United States to be mainly in south western Libya and trying to regain a higher profile after months of global attention being paid to ISIS, the officials said. Britain was braced for further terrorist attacks following the Manchester atrocity as Theresa May said the threat level was being raised to its highest possible rating. Read More »

Boston Grit: Respect for the Celtics


Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley (0) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) and J.R. Smith (5) during the first half of Game 3. The Cavaliers held the Celtics to 14 of 34 shooting in the second half and outrebounded their visitors, 18-12, to turn a 57-47 halftime deficit into a 112-99 victory to take a 3-1 series lead into Game 5 on May 25 in Boston. Read More »

Extra armed police at Wembley for FA Cup final


In a weekend that will see over 170,000 spectators descend on London to watch both the FA Cup final between Chelsea V Arsenal and the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final between Wasps V The Exeter Chiefs, the Met have chose to increase security throughout the city. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers 112-99 Boston Celtics: Irving stars


For a superstar who regularly seizes the biggest moments and makes them his own, it was unusual to see James basically look like one of Cleveland's reserves. "We knew it wouldn't be easy, but we got some things we can correct and come back ready to go on Tuesday (in Game 4)". In spite of a combination of defensive looks between Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart , Boston had no answer for one of the NBA's most gifted scorers at the point guard position. Read More »

Springboks, All Blacks in Group B


Pool A will be made up of two qualifiers, one from Europe, potentially Romania, and the other a cross-continental play-off victor. "Any pool that we were going to get put in was going to be a big challenge", said coach Jamie Joseph, whose side will face the Irish in two tests next month. Read More »

Final: Cavaliers 112, Celtics 99


He would finish the game with 42 points on 15-22 shooting, four assists and three rebounds. James picked up 4 personal fouls in the first half . "The importance of a Game 4, especially the way we came out in Game 3, you know", Irving said later. Read More »