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LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's play-off scoring record

Cleveland won the 2016 title after Golden State prevailed in 2015. But I can't answer that question and know if we're going to play them in the Eastern Conference finals next year. Kevin Love added 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Cavs, now 11-1 in the postseason. The Eastern conference finals are over, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James taking care of business in game 5. Read More »

Arsenal win FA Cup to deny Chelsea double


But Diego Costa sensationally levelled for the 10 men on 77 minutes, only for Aaron Ramsey to hit an instant reply for the Gunners just 60 seconds later after a cross from substitute Olivier Giroud. Already booked for holding back Welbeck on the touchline, Moses was shown a second yellow card for hurling himself to the ground in the Arsenal box in anticipation of an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain challenge that never came. Read More »

Jose Mourinho ''We fully deserved to win ''


The Portuguese boss will allegedly look to make major signings to turn his EFL Cup and Europa League winners into title contenders next season in the Premier League and Champions League . If you are dominant in the air you go long. Instead, he'll wait two weeks before letting the rest of us know what he's decided. "And 64 matches out of 66 possible, which is incredible". Read More »

Conte clear-headed for close season after Chelsea's Wembley woe


Iwobi was an unused substitute in the game, as his Nigeria teammate Victor Moses was sent off for diving midway into the second half, which reduced Chelsea to 10 men. Wenger's future is still up in the air, but there's a time and a place for that, it's not on the pitch seconds after he's won a record 7th FA Cup . Read More »

Wayne Rooney set to leave Manchester United in the summer

Big names are likely to arrive at Old Trafford before then as United look to win the Premier League for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired four years ago. Not since Bayern Munich defeated Chelsea in the 2013 European Super Cup (which, coincidentally, was Mourinho's last European final before this week). Read More »

They said we had a bad season but we have three trophies

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was non-committal over his future after watching his side win the Europa League . He is a very important player for us. "Three trophies in one season and the Champions League ", he said after the match."I am very happy in my most hard season as a manager". "That's the way I look at things". Read More »

Ferguson: United UEL Win Gave The City A Lift


Reminders of the attack were everywhere at Stockholm's Friends Arena, from United's black armbands to the chants of " Manchester! " from their fans, while Pogba, too, was grieving, following the recent death of his father. The France worldwide took to Twitter on Friday to insist that he had not made any decision to leave Atletico Madrid and that he would hold talks with his representatives on his future plans. Read More »

South Africa wins toss, opts to field in 1st ODI

England skipper Eoin Morgan revelled in his side beginning the final countdown to their Champions Trophy campaign with victory over South Africa , the No1 ranked one-day side in the world, at Headingley. Stokes, in his first England match since his most valuable player-winning stint in the lucrative Indian Premier League competition, came back on later Wednesday but did not add to his tally of two overs. Read More »

Wenger says Cup triumph has no bearing on his future


The former Daily Mirror editor did congratulate Arsenal for their win, however, adding: "FT 2-1". Ospina thwarted Costa and Ozil hit the post after cutting inside Cesar Azpilicueta, but just as in the 2014 final against Hull City, Ramsey's goal was to prove the victor. Read More »

Arsenal deny Chelsea double as Ramsey seals FA Cup

Mesut Ozil hit the woodwork while Bellerin's several attempts on the goal went begging. Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal the lead in contentious fashion after only four minutes, when referee Anthony Taylor overruled his assistant after he had flagged for offside against Aaron Ramsey . Read More »

Celtics star Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone. While LeBron James and the Cavs enter the Finals as the defending champs, they are also going to be a heavy underdog and the chart below shows just how much better the Warriors have been. Read More »

Chelsea cancel Premier League victory parade after Manchester attack


It is incredible. It is my first season here in England and I want to say thanks to all the people that voted for me. "After that Arsenal defeat, I was angry", said Conte . Conte decisively changed Chelsea's system - he actually did it at half time at the Emirates as he moved from 4-2-3-1 to 3-4-3 - and now, his team are Premier League champions. Read More »

Lions Sign RB Matt Asiata To One-Year Deal


Asiata will definitely get a chance to make the team. He split time between running back and fullback, taking over as the Vikings' primary starter in 2014 after Adrian Peterson was placed on the commissioner's exempt list amid allegations of child abuse. Read More »

The difference between the Warriors and Cavaliers this season is striking

Just don't try to tell them that. "Think the biggest thing for me sitting here today after breaking the all-time scoring record in playoff history is that I did it just being me", James said. As it is, the closest active players to him - Tony Parker (4,012), Dwyane Wade (3,871), Dirk Nowitzki (3,663) and Manu Ginobili (3,009) - are all nearing the end of their careers, and they aren't all that close to begin with. Read More »

LeBron never believed he could eclipse Jordan

The Cleveland Cavaliers are once again champions of the Eastern Conference after finishing off the Boston Celtics with a 135-102 win in Game 5 at TD Garden Thursday night, but despite being at this point for the third straight season, things are not the same. Read More »

FA Cup final: Conte reacts to Chelsea's loss, Moses' red card


Diego Costa equalised for Chelsea late in the second half, after Chelsea had lost Victor Moses to a second yellow card for diving, but Wenger's men had the flawless response as Aaron Ramsey bagged the winner three minutes later. We played some games in a very hostile environment and I will never accept that. Referee Anthony Taylor initially disallowed it but after consulting with assistant Gary Bewsick, who had raised his flag, he signalled a goal to spark Arsenal celebrations. Read More »

Why Lebron Breaking MJ's Record Isn't As Impressive As It Seems

Then, after spending much of his free time flying cross-country to be with his family, Thomas had a tooth knocked out in Game 1 of the conference semifinals against Washington. They'll collide again, starting next week. They got a big scare in late February when Durant had a left knee injury, but he's back and the Warriors have rolled since. Read More »

Cavaliers crushes Celtics to book title clash with Warriors

The gap between these teams and the other playoff qualifiers was wider than we anticipated. The Cavaliers ended the Celtics post-season - winning the game, 135-102. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers have been rolling as well, sweeping the Pacers and Raptors before dominating the Celtics in five games. James called the Warriors, "the best team in our league the last three years". Read More »

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea


The Gunners came into the game needing to finish the season on a high, after they missed out on Champions League qualification, on the last day of the Premier League season. "It is not easy, believe me". When Alexis Sanchez put the ball in the net after four minutes, it appeared to be initially disallowed because Ramsey was adjudged to be interfering with play while offside. Read More »

Ramsey Wins FA Cup For Gunners


Aaron Ramsey called on Arsene Wenger to extend his Arsenal reign after the Welsh midfielder fired his manager into the FA Cup record books. The good fortune Arsenal have desperately needed came in front of nearly 90,000 fans at the cup final. Read More »

No timetable for Coach Steve Kerr's return — Warriors GM

And, Durant is seeking his first NBA Finals victory. This wasn't exactly a fair statement, because his two seasons prior to this one ended with two MVP titles, and one of those titles (2016) was a unanimous decision, the first in National Basketball Association history. Read More »

Ramsey fires Wenger to record seventh FA Cup


That Moses was guilty of a penalty-box dive for the second booking probably sums up the state to which Arsenal reduced their opponents after Alexis Sánchez had given them an early lead. Pedro then picked up a Moses pass but disappointingly fired wide ahead of a fine save from Courtois, low to his right to keep out Bellerin. Manchester City, Chelsea and Bayern Munich are all prepared to pay in excess of £50 million to sign Sanchez, but he is worth far more than that to Arsenal . Read More »

Jose Mourinho celebrates with son after Europa League win


The win in Stockholm also took Mourinho's trophy count with United to three, adding to the Community Shield and League Cup wins, and salvaged a poor domestic season by giving United a passport back into the Champions League . Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney has been quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that he has offers on the table both in England and overseas - but Everton are the only Premier League club he would join. Read More »

'Greedy' Vettel second on Monaco grid


In a surprising qualifying session Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton failed to make the top 10, only managing 14th fastest as he struggled throughout Q2 to get his auto up to pace. Jenson Button , back from retirement to replace two-time champion Fernando Alonso , who is racing in the Indianapolis 500 , was ninth for McLaren ahead of his team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne . Read More »

Virat Kohli Picks The Strongest Side In ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Pakistan have yet to lift this particular trophy, but come to England with a sense of freedom as they look to reach a first-ever final - with excitement the main emotion heading into the tournament. "I don't think you can have too much similarity in both formats (T20 and ODI) but I think from getting some game time, from that point of view. But they have managed to continue that mindset pretty well, I don't see anyone taking a backwards step at any stage of the game, and that is pretty ... Read More »

LeBron James: Kyrie Irving 'Was Born to Play One-on-One'

I'm very happy about our accomplishment. Some upset fans have scapegoated Kevin Durant , who left Oklahoma City last July to sign with Golden State, for the NBA's lack of parity. Say what you want about him joining the Warriors but it's been smooth sailing for the team and Durant since he joined. The Warriors did their best to play down Lue's comments. Read More »

Pens return to Stanley Cup

If Pittsburgh show up at their best , this could be a short series . This is especially true at the center position. With minimal ice time this postseason, he started alongside fourth-line center Matt Cullen, but he and Sheary made that line clearly the most unsafe, even as a hard-working Crosby shined as the most risky single skater. Read More »

Athletics scratch Graveman from start at Yankee Stadium


Melvin said a final decision on Graveman, who is back in the Bay Area working his way through some right shoulder tightness, will likely come down Sunday. It's something of an issue for the A's, because Lowrie had been their hottest hitter with a seven-game hitting streak that included 16 hits, five of them doubles. Read More »

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal future is decided

Arsenal's Francis Coquelin, Olivier Giroud, and Granit Xhaka celebrate after Aaron Ramsey (not pictured) scores their second goal against Chelsea during FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. The Gunners had controversially taken the lead in the fifth minute through Alexis Sanchez , but the linesman had his flag up for Aaron Ramsey, who was stood in an offside position. Read More »

Chelsea Cancel Premier League Title Parade After Manchester Arena Bombing

English champions traditionally celebrate by driving through the city streets on an open top bus, with players holding trophies and waving to fans. Similarly, where many at Chelsea once feared David Luiz's focus was continually being drawn to a possible move to Barcelona , now he is settled, content and at ease with his surroundings. Read More »

Cesc Fabregas fires shot at Arsenal after Chelsea's FA Cup defeat

Perhaps more competent leadership would have cleared up far sooner whether Wenger was staying. The victory comes as much needed reprieve for Arsene Wenger whose future at the club remains in doubt after a tumultuous campaign that saw his side finish outside the Champions League places for the first time in two decades. Read More »

Arsenal beats Chelsea to win third FA Cup in four seasons

Ramsey featured for Arsenal in the final of the prestigious cup competition against London rivals Chelsea at the Wembley Stadium in London . "We have a board meeting on Tuesday, and all will be clear on Wednesday or Thursday". Under pressure from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the area, the 26-year-old went down and tried to appeal for a penalty but was instead given his marching orders by referee Anthony Taylor. Read More »

LeBron James not ready to discuss Warriors yet: 'It's too stressful'

Both teams scored over 9,000 points during the regular season. The Lakers won two out of three. It is also much more fun to cheer for points and not for misses. As it is, the closest active players to him - Tony Parker (4,012), Dwyane Wade (3,871), Dirk Nowitzki (3,663) and Manu Ginobili (3,009) - are all nearing the end of their careers, and they aren't all that close to begin with. Read More »

Proud Wenger hails Arsenal's 'spectacular' FA Cup win


Referee Anthony Taylor consulted with the linesman before awarding the goal to Arsenal . Arsenal even had the luxury of a man advantage from the 68th minute when Victor Moses received a second yellow card for diving. "I hope he stays here, he's been fantastic for me and fantastic for these players". Chapeau to Arsène Wenger, the first manager to win the FA Cup 7 times . Read More »

Antonio Conte wants to stay 'many years' at Chelsea


That's a contrast to his first spell at Chelsea when he was heavily criticised by television pundits for the poor quality of his defending - despite eventually being sold for a world record fee of £50million for a defender. "I have this dream and also my players have this dream". "Every day we are working hard and that's why we deserve it". And while Fabregas took no issue with Conte over the decision to instead opt for Nemanja Matic in midfield - and hopes to fight for his place at ... Read More »