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LeBron James exchanges words with heckling fan after Game 3 loss

Cleveland Cavaliers' James Jones , right, and LeBron James sit on the bench against the Boston Celtics during the first half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Cleveland. 23 wasn't visible. The difference of the game was just three points, and it came down to the finals seconds of the game. According to Michael Beuoy's win probability added, James's performance reduced the Cavaliers chances of winning by 33.1 percent, earning him least ... Read More »

Mourinho admits 'calculated' Man United tracksuit decision

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It also handed the club the one piece of silverware missing from their collection. Jose Mourinho celebrates by kissing the Europa League trophy. United needed to win the Europa League to make the Champions League. 'You know, it is really hard, ' the United boss said of the tragic backdrop to the game, with his side's scheduld pre-match press conference having been called off on Tuesday with Uefa's agreement. Read More »

John Terry not fazed by sub-plot criticism

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There was a precedent at Chelsea . The Blues finished the year with a record 30 Premier League wins, after finishing 10th last year. It's since emerged that the FA are to investigate Terry's substitution, following on from Paddy Power confirming that three punters received a total of £3,500 after getting odds of 100/1 for Terry to be taken off in exactly the 26th minute. Read More »

Man Utd star Juan Mata lauds Jose Mourinho after Ajax win

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his side's season had been a triumph of pragmatism over poetry following their Europa League success against Ajax in Stockholm . Team-mate Smalling echoed those sentiments, adding: "I think there was an extra determination". "Now it is like Ajax and some other clubs with every trophy in the world of football, so it means everything". Read More »

Young boy hit by broken bat at Yankees-Royals game

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The Kansas City Royals will look to salvage a split of the series following their 3-0 shutout loss on Wednesday. "The ball went to second base and the bat went in the stands". Jason Hammel took the loss, falling to 1-6 this season after giving up all 3 runs over 6 innings of work while striking out 7. Right-hander Miguel Almonte was slated to make his first major league start for the Royals. Read More »

Chelsea's David Luiz wary of Arsenal threat ahead of FA Cup final

The Frenchman has led Arsenal for 21 years but for the first time in two decades, the club missed out on a place in the Champions League , finishing the Premier League season in fifth place. There are no plans to deploy military personnel around Wembley Stadium for the FA Cup final on Saturday, Sky News has learned. " Arsenal are a good team with good players that can win them games". Read More »

Celtics FaceTimed with Isaiah Thomas after Game 3 victory

With Cleveland in jeopardy of dropping its second game in a row after James followed an 11-point Game 3 by picking up four first-half fouls, Irving put on a breathtaking one-man show in the third quarter. Let's regroup. Let's get back to playing desperate basketball, which (Boston) did (May 21). Cleveland blew chances to set a new playoff record for consecutive wins (14) dating to Game 5 of last year's Finals and become the fourth team in history to start the playoffs 11-0. Read More »

The 'No Fun League' Relaxes End Zone Celebration Rules

They'll be allowed to celebrate on the ground - in instances such as snow angels - and will also be able to celebrate in groups once again. "In my conversations with National Football League players", Goodell continued, "it was also clear how much our players care about sportsmanship, clean competition, and setting good examples for young athletes". Read More »

Armed security in Wembley ahead of FA Cup final

Victory would give him a record seventh FA Cup , but asked if he felt this could be Wenger's last game , Mertesacker said: "I have absolutely no idea". The FA Cup final could also be a swansong for Alexis Sanchez , whose agent is known to have spoken to German champions Bayern Munich this week. "We are sorry for any disappointment this causes but it is in everyone's best interests", said Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis in a statement. Read More »

Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead

Kennedy being named to the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 1990s foreshadowed his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012. Kennedy was a dominating defensive player who was a strong run stopper and could also get to the quarterback. Read More »

Conte's 'blazing inferno' ignites a new era for Chelsea

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The Blues began the 2015/16 campaign as champions, but proceeded to capitulate in their title defence, and went on to finish outside the Champions League places in a disappointing 10th position. There have been slip-ups, with defeats to Tottenham, Crystal Palace and Manchester United, but on each occasion the Blues have brushed themselves off and got back to winning ways instantly. Read More »

Mike Brown responds to Tyronn Lue's comments: 'That's his opinion, it's cute'

The Cleveland Cavaliers might be one win away from facing the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third straight season, but Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said his team's current opponent in the Celtics is enough of a handful. Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle asked Mike Brown about that. Irving, who scored a career-playoff-high 42 points, rolled his left ankle with 1:49 left in his 21-point third quarter but is expected to play Thursday. Read More »

James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

James scored 35 points and added eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals, and Kyrie Irving posted 24 points and seven assists to power the Cavaliers to a 135-102 blowout of the Boston Celtics in Game 5 to clinch the Eastern Conference title. Read More »

JR Smith: LeBron James Must 'Play Confident' in Game 4

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The money line for the Celtics against the Cavs in Game 4 is set at +1200, meaning that a $100 bet on the Celtics would win you $1,200. Security quickly removed the fan from the building. Deron Williams, who had been quiet for most of the series, also got in on the act with a series-best 14 points for Cleveland . "I thought he was really purposeful all night", Stevens said . Read More »

Juan Mata recognises importance of Europa League glory

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United will get another shot at a continental trophy when they line up against Real Madrid or Juventus in the Super Cup final in Skopje, Macedonia on August 8. It was a fantastic collective performance, there were very good individual performances and we had total control of the game. Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic did not start for United as he was injured but did play an important role in his side reaching the final. Read More »

Pogba: I'd be very happy if Juve won Champions League

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In the first half of 18 minutes, Jose Mourinho's team got the result. This resulted in an unbeaten 2-0 win over Manu, As well as the fifth team in history, three European champions (UEFA Europa League , Champions League and Club World Cup) have the distinction of being the champions of all major tournaments. Read More »

Top Drivers at 1.5-mile Ovals — NASCAR DFS

While the race results won't count towards the Sprint Cup standings, there will be more than enough incentives to win with $1 million in prize money on the line. Pole-sitter Kyle Larson led the opening 40 laps and appeared to be the runaway victor. Kyle Larson , Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch and Jamie McMurray rounded out the top five. Read More »

LaVar Ball: Lonzo only working out for Lakers

Cleveland won the other games by a combined 35 points, including a 114-91 romp on April 5. So, after Tuesday night's lottery took place, we put it to a vote on Twitter. 2. "This team is a lot of fun to be around this year". "We interviewed Markelle Fultz at the combine last week". However, not to be left on the side of the road in despair, the 76ers managed to climb their way into 3rd thanks to a trade with the Sacramento Kings and the Lakers managed to keep their top 3 protected pick ... Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Game 4: What We Learned

He put up just 8 points on 1 of 5 shooting from deep after shooting 7 of 10 from 3 in the previous contest. James, determined to bounce back after a poor 11-point haul in Game 3, then steadied the Cleveland nerves in the fourth quarter, bringing the Cavaliers home for the win as Boston's courageous effort came up short. Read More »

Mertesacker to make most of unexpected Cup final chance

I'm not even that bothered that Arsenal finished fifth this season. "In the semi-final, Cech played". They faced Tottenham Hotspur in the semi final at Wembley . The squad this season is a very good one and should have produced a more concerted challenge for the Premiership title, but they came up short because the four teams above the Gunners are managed better. Read More »

Champions League: It's Real, Juve Final

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A roaring start from Atletico had the home side 2-0 up inside 16 minutes at a rocking Estadio Vicente Calderon through Saul Niguez's bullet header and Antoine Griezmann's mishit penalty, and the defending champions' 3-0 first-leg advantage had been cut to the bare minimum. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Team India, The Defending Champions, Arrive In England

Only the top eight teams in the world take part in the Champions Trophy, and unlike most IPL franchises, these teams don't have "weak links", so there won't be any easy matches. For us, it is just a game of cricket. "There have been rule changes to what ICC has done to one day format, and there is no point in going with same set of skills time and again, unless the game change your skill or let the game take the demand out of you". Read More »

Yankees retire Derek Jeter's jersey number

NY appropriately played two on Derek Jeter Night, a doubleheader against Houston caused by a rainout Saturday, and the festivities took place after an 11-6 win in the opener. "Derek meant so much to all of us in different ways, and so much to me as a teammate and a manager", Girardi said. How can I watch Jeter's number getting retired? "I can still hear her voice, 'Let's go, baby!'" Senzatela said. Read More »

LeBron James says Jordan chase about motivation, not greatness

Avery Bradley led the Celtics with 23 points, and Gerald Green scored 14. Prior to Lebron's exit, Irving had accounted for just 2 points, and was seemingly absent. As he did not play in Game 4, Johnson should be available in Game 5. Since Lebron's return home, Irving has adjusted his role to be a better teammate, a better 3-point shooter, and a better passer. Read More »

Willett withdraws from Players with back injury

Scott drowned his tee shot at the par-three 17th immediately after watching playing partner Garcia make his hole-in-one. Before that, there was a 14-year gap for a hole-in-one on No. Day left last year's Players Championship as a runaway world number one, but he has not won since, so he had reason to feel half pleased with his performance, if not with the rocky finish. Read More »

Kohli sad, but promises India will focus exclusively on tourney

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The regulation of Rohit and Shikhar as an opening pair was a great thing to see for the Indian cricket team and fans. Only the top eight teams in the world take part in the Champions Trophy , and unlike most IPL franchises, these teams don't have "weak links", so there won't be any easy matches. Read More »

France urges Trump not to rush on Paris climate deal

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The conservative Republicans party was seen winning 19 percent of the vote, just barely ahead of Le Pen's National Front , which was at 18 percent. But Macron, France's 39-year-old political wunderkind, appeared to be ready for him when they met for lunch at the U.S. Read More »

Arsene Wenger blames hostile envirionment for top-four failure

Olivier Giroud insists he is content at Arsenal and appears set to stay at the club beyond the summer despite being mentioned in connection with a possible return to his native France. City's big win wrapped up third place and automatic entry into the Champions League group stages. He said there had been a "spell" during the season that had been "difficult", adding that it had been "difficult for me in my personal situation". Read More »

Lewis Hamilton fastest in first practice as Jenson Button returns in Monaco

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The four-time champion blitzed around the streets of the Mediterranean principality to clock a best lap in one minute and 12.720 seconds. There were no such concerns for championship leader Vettel as he ended a dominant session almost half a second clear of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo by recording the fastest lap ever seen in these parts. Read More »

Jaylen Brown, Other Celtics Battling Injuries Before Game 5 Vs. Cavs

Kevin Love has also been incredible during this playoff run. "At the same time , we're trying to put ourselves in position to win each and every game". After sweeping the Pacers, the Cavs were solid and businesslike in an impressive sweep of Toronto, then went on the road and dismantled Boston twice to open the conference finals, leading Game 1 by 28 points and Game 2 by 50. Read More »