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LeBron surpasses Jordan as National Basketball Association all-time playoff scorer

He continued, "So I think that helped shape my game". "I told him not to take the moment for granted". Thursday marked James' 212th playoff game, and he is closing in on 9,000 playoff minutes in his 14th season. The main event is now, and the Cavs will be big underdogs in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive season. These Finals could tighten up the "who is the best player ever" debates for James supporters. Read More »

Allegri casts aside speculation, says he'll stay at Juventus

Juve take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Cardiff next Saturday, in what could be a big game in terms of deciding his future as Barcelona have also been linked as admirers of his work. Higuain then tested Da Costa for the first time with a low drive on the turn, before a fine last-ditch Emil Krafth challenge denied Sturaro a clear shot at goal from Sami Khedira's incisive pass. Read More »

Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69

Allman , who had been married and divorced six times , leaves behind five children, including musicians Elijah Blue Allman (his child with Cher ), and Devon Allman . Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident in 1971. Police say two people died and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Northeast Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at tw... Read More »

Lewis pips Vettel, wins Spanish GP

Hamilton took 14 seconds lead against Vettel . "I really just have to congratulate my team and thank my team for doing such a great job with the strategy and the pit stops and also everyone back at the factory with the upgrades, enabling us to be as close as we are to Ferrari ", Hamilton said. Read More »

Feng takes 1-stroke lead after bogey-free 66 in Michigan

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Hsu wasted no time giving family and friends something to roar about as she started her round with two eagles and two birdies en route to seizing at least a share of the lead for the first time in her tour career. "Just getting those, making those two pars and just getting my round rolling really helped". "If I want to know something, I'll ask you, but don't tell me'". Read More »

Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win record 13th FA Cup

Unfortunately for Chelsea that's just what Victor Moses did after 68 minutes, and his red card (second yellow) gutted the Chelsea attack. Wenger is out of contract imminently, while the Frenchman has been dodging questions about his next career move for months. Read More »

Price to pitch for Red Sox on Monday

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The Boston Red Sox shut out the Seattle Mariners 3-0 for their fifth straight win on Friday night at Fenway Park. - Tyler Thornburg, who came to Boston via trade over the offseason, has yet to pitch for the Red Sox this season due to a right shoulder injury. Read More »

Wenger retains top-four belief after Sunderland win

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The win means the Gunners will go into the final game of the season, at home to Everton , one point behind Liverpool in fourth spot. Pickford foiled Arsenal after that and while it was job done as they gained three points, they stay fifth and are still outsiders to finish in the top four. Read More »

Alexander Rossi jokes with Fernando Alonso about Indy 500 engine change

IndyCar driver and Indy 500 pole sitter Scott Dixon was robbed while getting dinner with his wife and former IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti at a Taco Bell in Indianapolis on Sunday, according to an Indianapolis police report . Though the change was completed in time, Alonso says a further engine problem during his four-lap run in the "Fast 9" segment of qualifying prevented him from challenging Scott Dixon's eventual pole-winning average speed of 232.164mph. Read More »

Athletes encounter visa issues for Prefontaine meet

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And there was also a strong display from CJ Ujah in OR, finishing ahead of Olympic silver and bronze medallists Justin Gatlin and Andre De Grasse to finish third in the 100m, in a wind-assisted time of 9.95s. Jamaican gold medalist Omar McLeod showed his form with 2017's best 110 meters hurdles time of 13.01 seconds. Prefontaine director Tom Jordan said that for the first time in almost a decade, some 10 athletes were denied or faced delays in obtaining visas for the event, the lone USA ... Read More »

Here's Why All-Star Race Win Is Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Sweetest Triumph

There is reason to celebrate big. I can't say enough about (crew chief) Adam Stevens and the guys on this pit box. Called the longest day in racing, the Coca-Cola 600 takes place next Sunday, following the Indianapolis 500. Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson were on the front row for the final green flag, but Busch, realizing passing would be tough after the field reached full speed, bulled his way past the leaders and took first place as the 10 cars rolled into Turn 1. Read More »

Brewers, Cubs rained out at Wrigley Field, makeup on July 6

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A Pirates 1, Phillies 0: Chad Kuhl and four relievers combined on a three-hitter, and host Pittsburgh scratched out the only run of a rainy game when David Freese was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in a win over Philadelphia. That isn't a knock. Since that great 2011 season, the team has undergone a significant rebuilding effort. The anniversary of that hot streak's end passed during Saturday's rainout, when Arrieta originally was slated to pitch. Read More »

Europa League victory lifted Manchester: Alex Ferguson

For winning finals, you first have to play finals and learn from it. "We played for England, we played for Manchester and we played for the people who died". "I am so happy to see all the players, including the boys with the crutches, with the trophy". Incredibly for a defender, Valencia did not pick up a single yellow card but while he didn't trouble the match officials, he was a menace to the opposition with his attacking skills and boundless energy from right-back. Read More »

LeBron, Cavs crush Celtics to reach NBA Finals

In a similar situation 10 days ago, John Wall had the chance to get the Washington Wizards to their first conference finals appearance since 1979. "I don't care who you're playing, to make it to the NBA Finals, to win your conference finals, it's a big task", Brown said. Read More »

England, South Africa set for Champions Trophy prequel

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England's Eoin Morgan leaves the pitch after making 107 runs during the one day global against South Africa at Headingley, Leeds , England , Wednesday May 24. " England played phenomenally well with the bat, credit to Morgs for the hundred", de Villiers said. They're a very good side, and we know that'. "I've said it for the last six months - the talent we have within the squad has been unbelievable". Read More »

Proteas lose their heads at the death as England clinch series

But for South Africa , as is the case with England , a series win now is nothing compared to a Champions Trophy triumph in a few weeks time , with the tournament featuring the world s top eight ODI teams. He unfurled a range of destructive shots, sending Andile Phehlukwayo and Chris Morris for three massive sixes. England's superstar all-rounder Ben Stokes was the biggest beneficiary of that. Read More »

Arsenal, Chelsea clash in all-London FA Cup final

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Arsenal won the FA Cup for the third time in four years on Saturday in a game where Chelsea were the strong favourites. Wenger told the BBC in the lead up today's final at Wembley that the criticism he's received this season has been "disgraceful" and that he believes he has been treated "in a way that human beings don't deserve". Read More »

Kyrie Irving, LeBron James give Cavaliers Game 4 win over Celtics

Kyrie Irving led the way for the Cavs on Tuesday night with a playoff career-high 42 points (21 of them in the third quarter alone), going 15-for-22 from the floor (68.2 percent) and 4-for-7 (57.1 percent) from beyond the arc. It's the first time in more than 20 years that the home team has been a double-digit underdog in a playoff game, per OddsShark . Crowder and the Celtics are looking forward to going home and redeeming themselves after the blowout losses in Games 1 and 2. Read More »

Travis hits grand slam, Blue Jays beat Rangers 7

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I'm not used to getting up so early. "With a calf, it's different than anything I've ever dealt with in the past because it's one of those things you can't really hide and can't get away from it". Austin Bibens-Dirkx replaced Griffin and pitched four innings. Today, Toronto will face the Rangers for the second of three games with Marco Estrada on the mound. Read More »

Fitness boost for Ben Stokes ahead of second ODI

Prior to hurting his knee, Stokes scored 25 runs and bowled two overs. Moeen hit five sixes, and as many fours, in his 51-ball innings as he and captain Eoin Morgan shared a crucial century stand after a mid-innings stumble to 198 for five. Read More »

Penguins advance to Stanley Cup Finals in 2ot

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But they could have won. It was rolling and he hammered it and it knuckled past a screen and over Craig Anderson's shoulder and it all ended right there. He was finally beaten a second time with Dion Phaneuf in the box for interfering with former Maple Leaf teammate Phil Kessel . It needed seven games and two overtimes in the finale, but Chris Kunitz netted the game-winner to close out the series for the Penguins on Thursday night in Pittsburgh . Read More »

Tim Kawakami: With 12-0 record, Warriors set stage for ideal finish

Golden State leads the Western Conference finals 3-0 and has a chance to become the first team in league history to open the playoffs 12-0. This was evident when Warriors players were seen on the court applauding Spurs wing Manu Ginobili in what could very well have been his final National Basketball Association game. Read More »

Kim smashes Scott's record with Players Championship victory

And it wasn't just that hole. Kim was almost flawless Sunday on the TPC Sawgrass , closing with a 3-under 69 with no bogeys on his card for a three-shot victory in golf's biggest tournament this side of the major championships. No one, not even Kim, could have predicted this win given his form on the PGA Tour this season. Instead, he tapped in for bogey. A month ago he appeared to have lost his PGA Tour after not making enough prizemoney from his limited starts coming back onto the Tour ... Read More »

Phil Jones warns against Manchester United complacency

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United are widely regarded as the favourites to emerge from the contest at Stockholm's Friends Arena with the trophy and the Champions League place that comes with it. 'Since I came here it has not been the greatest moment in the club's history. The Spain worldwide pipped top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and world record signing Paul Pogba to United's Player of the Season award in his third campaign at the club, in which he has grown into one of Mourinho's most loyal disciples. Read More »

Ramsey fires Gunners to record FA Cup win

The 32-year-old made his first start of the season in Arsenal's 2-1 win over Chelsea at Wembley, marshalling a defence short of Laurent Koscielny (suspension), Shkodran Mustafi (illness) and Gabriel (medial knee ligament damage) to a surprise victory. Read More »

England snatch dramatic win over South Africa to claim ODI cricket series

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Conditions for batting had improved throughout England's innings and the sun was beating down as South Africa began their reply, openers De Kock and Hashim Amla finding the boundary with great regularity early on. Then Miller took over in partnerships of 55 with Farhaan Behardien, who laboured to 17 off 25 balls, and Morris, who smashed his 36 not out off 22. Read More »

Errol Spence Jr. Beats Kell Brook via TKO in 11th Round

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The fight is considered a major test for both boxers after long layoffs. Brook, the IBF welterweight champion, is a proud man. Brook incredibly rallied from a 10th-round knockdown but, with his left eye almost closing, he took a knee in the 11th and referee Howard Foster opted to end the contest. Read More »

Barcelona favourite to win Copa del Rey against Alaves

The only truly successful signings in the last three years have been Luis Suarez , Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Samuel Umtiti - and Enrique was not personally involved in the first two of those recruitments. What: Barcelona vs. Alaves in Copa del Rey championship final. However, for "Alavesa" is also a chance to win something worthwhile. It required surgery and, although he is declared fit, it is unclear whether he will play a role in the final. Read More »

The Cup Final & Wenger To Stay?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told BBC Sport that the disrespect he has been shown this season has been "a disgrace" and that he will never forget it. There have been protest marches from a few fans before matches , and the very visible plane protests, and some high profile insults from so-called celebrities like Piers Morgan, who call in an "arrogant, deluded man" back in March. Read More »

Rory McIlroy pulls out of US PGA Memorial

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The hope now is that he will be ready for the U.S. Open in three weeks. McIlroy was forced to withdraw from this week's BMW PGA Championship after the injury that he first sustained earlier in the season resurfaced during the Players Championship several weeks ago. Read More »

Tough ending for Boston Celtics, but future looks promising for budding squad

The Cleveland Cavaliers could well be on their way to the third NA final in 3 years and they have Kyrie Irving to thank for this. Cleveland started out sloppy in the first quarter. Not to say that the Celtics will win tonight, with injuries to so many key players, but punters should at least think about placing a bet with the Celtics outright, and then follow-up with a couple of live in play odds to maximize chances. Read More »

Ramsey fires Wenger to record 7th FA Cup

Victor Moses was later sent off for diving. The title comes at a critical time for Wenger, with opposition to his 20-year reign in north London stronger than ever. There was better luck, too. Referee Anthony Taylor then issued a second yellow card, but Chelsea came back with Costa firing a low effort past Ospina. Read More »