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Boston bounce back via rimshot


A day after the Golden State Warriors swept the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals will get underway. Each player brings a necessary skill set, whether it is Bradley's ever-improving "three and D" game or Smart's aggressive defense and hustle. Irving scared Cleveland fans when he stepped on Terry Rozier's foot and rolled his ankle late in the third quarter. Read More »

Kim, 21, becomes youngest to win Players


The European Ryder Cup stalwart jumped at the opportunity to compete in golf's unofficial fifth major at TPC Sawgrass last week and wound up in a tie for second, three shots behind victor Kim Si-woo. Holmes derailed his chances with bogeys on the 14th and 15th holes. "I still can't believe I'm the champion and I'm the youngest champion for this major tournament", Kim said through a translator. Read More »

Murray struggles with illness on French Open eve


There is little question that the French Open is the Grand Slam which has brought Murray least success in his career, with the Brit still yet to win a Roland Garros title. Defending champion Garbine Muguruza was handed a tricky first round as she will take on the 2010 champion, Italian Francesca Schiavone . Konta could meet Simona Halep or Elina Svitolina in the semi-final, but having beaten the former both times in previous meetings but losing twice to the latter, anything could ... Read More »

New GAME Act drafted to repeal federal ban on sports betting


Although the Supreme Court could still choose to hear the case, Pallone's bill would offer a different route. Its main sponsor is Representative Frank Pallone , who called the state-level authorities to confess that some laws were outdated and explained that the GAME Act would make them more up to date. Read More »

Chris Kunitz's double-OT goal sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup


The defending champions twice took the lead, first through Kunitz and then thanks to Justin Schultz's powerplay goal. Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray , playing on his 23rd birthday, stopped 27 of 29 Senators shots. Ottawa responded immediately with Stone - who stretched his left skate to stay onside - fired a wrist shot that handcuffed Murray . With the Penguins on the power play, Schultz took Phil Kessel's feed and banked a blast off the right pipe and into the back of the ... Read More »

Philipe Coutinho to Barcelona

The Brazilian playmaker has constantly been linked to Spanish giants Barcelona despite signing a new contract with the Reds in January. Brazil are expected to qualify for the Russia World Cup and Tite admits it would be good if Coutinho and Neymar played together next term. Read More »

Naby Keita to Liverpool


Jürgen Klopp is a big admirer of the Guinea global, who enjoyed an outstanding season in the Bundesliga . Keita scored eight goals in 31 league appearances and provided a further eight assists to his team-mates. "Ralf Rangnick [sporting director] told this to our team at the end of the season". Liverpool's current transfer record is the £35million they spent buying Andy Carroll from Newcastle United in 2011. Read More »

Wayne Rooney gives clearest indication he will leave Man Utd this summer


Yet, in the back of his mind, he will surely be plotting forensically for next season. "I can't dress it up any other way". 'Griezmann is a very good player. Asked if he wanted to share his decision, Rooney said with a laugh "no". Paper Round's view: United's qualification for next season's Champions League was always going to result in a big transfer splurge and it's evident that Mourinho feels the team still need a lot of additions. Read More »

LeBron James tops Michael Jordan as all-time playoffs scoring leader

Watch all the action on May 25th at 8:30pm EST online here! Enjoy the game people! The Cavs have a chance to close out the Celtics tonight in Game 5 from TD Garden tonight at 1:30 GMT. Irving stayed on the floor and finished the game, but with a day off between games there will be interest in how tender his ankle is at tipoff. Every once in a while, a rivalry teases us with potential long-term appeal, but it rarely develops the inertia required to cast itself over the game over the ... Read More »

Golden State Warriors can't get caught up in distractions

Game 3 of the Spurs-Warriors series tips-off at 8 p.m. Saturday. "I'm just focused on getting healthy and getting ready to play for Game 3 ", he said . Regardless of how soon her recovers, Leonard clearly still has the support of some San Antonians who are willing to take his case all the way to the courts. Read More »

Ducks hopeful goalie John Gibson plays Game 6 tonight


Rakell has scored seven times in the postseason and was termed day-to-day by Carlyle, who assigned the same status to injured forward Patrick Eaves (career-high 32 goals), sidelined for the past nine games of the playoffs. The Ducks held a brief 1-0 lead in Game 5 when Chris Wagner scored in the second period. The Ducks have shown a style about them in these NHL Playoffs 2017 and they have in this series as well. Read More »

Conte wants Chelsea to reach 30 wins

But it wasn't to be and two minutes from time Cesc Fabregas came up with the victor, the Spaniard firing into the corner of the visitors net from the edge of the area to give Chelsea their 29th league win of the season. Terry was named to start in the league for the first time since September 11 against Swansea and began a first game since the February 18 FA Cup win at Wolves. Read More »

Senators believe they can defy expectations again with first Game 7 win

Mike Hoffman scored the victor 1 minute, 34 seconds into the third period, Bobby Ryan picked up his sixth goal of the playoffs, and Craig Anderson made 45 saves. "At the same time , we were deflecting a lot things to the outside, a lot of perimeter shots, so we'll do some slight adjustments but what we got in (Game 6) is what we're going to be looking at (Thursday)". Read More »

Arsenal must stop Hazard in Cup final, says Ramsey

But for all their experience in English football's traditional showpiece, a cloud of uncertainty hangs over the club ahead of their 20th final outing in Saturday's Wembley clash with Chelsea . Yeah, it's a massive cup and everyone knows that, not only in England, but all over the world, so everyone is going to be watching". We have forgotten already last season. Read More »

LeBron James says Michael Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics Game 5 kicks off on Thursday, May 25, at 8:30 p.m. Irving hasn't lacked big moments since James's return to Cleveland . "So to see him happy and smiling, it was a good feeling for us". "We had a couple turnovers that were unforced, but for the most part, I thought they forced those turnovers". Read More »

Murray looks to French Open to rediscover his form


Andy Murray - who got up close and personal with Olympic Judo champion Teddy Riner yesterday at La Defense - may still be World No 1, but few expect him to get to grips with this competition, an event where he has nonetheless reached the last four in each of the last three years, and reached the final 12 months previously. Read More »

LeBron James: Chasing Michael Jordan a 'Personal Goal'

Entering the Cavs Game 5 tonight against the Boston Celtics in their Eastern Conference Finals, James needs just 28 points to surpass Jordan (5,987 points) for the most points in National Basketball Association playoff history. Here's how to watch Thursday's Game 5. "As insane as it sounds", said Boston coach Brad Stevens , "going into halftime we had cut it to at least a manageable number". Read More »

Predators Continue Home Winning Streak, Beat Ducks 2-1 In Game 3

Nashville Predators' Matt Irwin (52) collides with Anaheim Ducks' Chris Wagner (21) as they battle for the puck during the second period of Game 2 of the Western Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs , Sunday, . As the Predators realized, the Ducks had more than one agitator capable of knocking opponents off their game. "Maybe sometimes we shouldn't wait for that to get going". Read More »

Golden State expects to face Cleveland

Unfortunately, Golden State won't really have an opportunity to prove that it was better than Cleveland a season ago due to the simple fact that Kevin Durant had nothing to do with the series and is now the Warriors' best player. "He called, we talked, we laughed", Brown said. "When you lose by an average of 20 points per game in the last three games, you look at them in the eyes and say, 'Congratulations, man, you beat us fair and square". Read More »

Penguins draw even in series against Senators

But Kessel stepped up exactly when Pittsburgh needed him, scoring 13:05 into the third period to get the Pens on the board. Kessel scored on his own rebound from the slot after his initial shot was blocked by Jean-Gabriel Pageau. The Senators went almost 19 minutes between the second and third period without recording a single shot, a testament to Pittsburgh's ability to play keepaway on the other end of the ice. Read More »

Chelsea seeks double, Arsenal looking for redemption

The clubs eligible to play in the match shall be the current holders of the Football Association Challenge Cup and the previous season's champion club of the Football Association Premier League . "We're just taking this game as it comes", says wing-back Victor Moses . "It's going to be a very hard game for us on Saturday". We are confident, we have a strong team but they have a strong team also. Read More »

FA Cup final build-up and team news ahead of Wembley showdown

He needs to go through some tests at the moment and we'll see how well he comes out of that. "We've got the league title and they're going to want to win because they missed out on the top four". " Yeah, we still think about it ", Moses added. Arsenal could not find a victor in normal time but Aaron Ramsey spared Wenger the torture of a penalty shoot-out in what was one of his biggest games in charge of the club. Read More »

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi Injured While Riding Motocross In Italy


The pain is the result of slight liver and kidney lesions that have not evolved into further complications. During the day, the Italian doctors will do the routine examinations. The current MotoGP season is all set to get more intense with four races happening in the next five weeks and Rossi now sits third in the championship standings with 62 points and team-mate Maverick Vinales on top with 85 points. Read More »

James surpasses Jordan as all-time leading playoff scorer


King James has another throne. A three-pointer with 2:42 to go in the third quarter gave James his 5989th playoff point and the outright lead over the Chicago Bulls legend. Most of Bradley's offense game late in the period where he scored the last 11 points of the quarter for Boston . "I wear the number because of Mike", James said. Read More »

Arsenal must ensure Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil stay, says Petr Cech

While Wenger concedes Arsenal do not have the biggest budget in European football, he is confident the club are well placed in terms of quality and financial strength to compete at the highest level. "Sanchez then had an incident at the club [when he was dropped for the defeat to Liverpool at Anfield in March]". "They're the best players, they're the type of players he loves most of all. Read More »

Arsenal legend Liam Brady plants himself firmly in the Wenger camp

The Reds secured fourth place in the Premier League on the final day of the season with their 3-0 defeat of Middlesbrough , pipping Arsenal by one point. "It's hard but it's now something that's behind me and you can't change it". "Wenger Out" banners have been everywhere this season, a reflection of how unsettled things are at the club. Read More »

James surpasses Jordan as all-time playoff scoring leader

James is averaging 32.2 points, seven assists and 8.3 rebounds per game in the playoffs - and that's with a clunker during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals (11 points on 4-of-13 shooting). So I'd never believed I could beat Mike. I started to focus on myself, on other players and other people around my neighborhood because I never thought that you could get to a point where Mike was, so I think that helped shape my game. Read More »

Warriors strongly favored in Las Vegas over Cavs for NBA Finals

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers closed out the series and annihilated the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at the TD Garden. The Boston Celtics were knocked out of the playoffs, following a 135-102 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers . The C's couldn't capitalize with James out, and when the third quarter rolled around, Kyrie Irving was ready to step up in a huge way. Read More »

Celtics look to avoid elimination in Boston on KPUG

He told Celtics coach Brad Stevens that he intends to get "one or two more opinions" before a course of action is set. The Boston Celtics host the Cleveland in Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals Thursday night at TD Bank Garden in Boston , Massachusetts. Read More »

Cavaliers cruise past Celtics, return to Finals

LeBron James and James "Champ" Jones made their seventh straight NBA Finals , the longest streak for any player not on the 1950s-60s Celtics in NBA history. The Cavs scored 13 points off C's turnovers in the second half, compared with just four points for Boston . At halftime, Cleveland was shooting a tick under 60 percent, including an even 40 percent from downtown. Read More »

Father of Manchester bomber arrested in Libyan capital Tripoli: Spokesman, witness

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Abedi , a British-born ethnic Libyan, "likely" did not act alone when he killed 22 people and wounded dozens at the concert. Her French counterpart, Gerard Collomb said that he did have links with Islamic State and had probably visited Syria as well. He added: "However, at this stage it is still not possible to be certain if there was a wider group involved in the attack; 24 hours in we have a number of investigative leads that we are pursuing to ... Read More »

Rampant Madrid on cusp of ending title drought


And Zidane hailed the Portuguese forward after the match , with Ronaldo having scored 13 goals in his past eight games. Even though Celta's star man Iago Aspas was sent off, John Guidetti managed to make some amends for his late miss at Old Trafford last week with a response after the hour mark, but Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos made sure to protect Real's three-point haul. Read More »

UK stops sharing Manchester attack intelligence with US after leaks

Britain's National Counter Terrorism Policing agency said in a statement that its relationships with security partners around the world "allows us to defeat terrorism and protect the public at home and overseas". But there's frustration among the British intelligence community about leaks after images of a purported explosive device used in the attack were published by the New York Times-which said British authorities provided access to photos of materials found at the scene. Read More »