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Celtic captain on Tom Rogic: "I could have kissed him!"

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His side were narrowly beaten by Celtic on Saturday in the Scottish Cup final but McInnes has won praise for three consecutive second placed finishes with the Pittodrie outfit. At the start of the season the gaffer has come in and changed the philosophy. "We plan that for every competition domestically to do that and thankfully we have been able to do that". Read More »

Crosby, Penguins chasing back-to-back Cups

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Penalty kills are also far more aggressive in the playoffs as defenders get their bodies and sticks in shooting and passing lanes. This is hard for us. "Like any other goaltender, I think you have to have some traffic". "I don't think he's underrated", said Subban. Pittsburgh will look to continue building their legacy as one of the best franchises during the salary cap era. Read More »

FA Cup: What Antonio Conte Said About Victor Moses' Red Card

Conte added that the second-half sending-off of wing-back Victor Moses , after he received a second yellow card from Taylor for diving, was another turning point in the match. Just as the season reached its climax, Arsenal turned in the type of tenacious display lacking so often, and against a side so strong in the EPL in Antonio Conte's first season in charge. Read More »

LeBron James, Cavaliers ready for challenge against beastly Warriors

The entire series was played at the Polo Grounds, home to both teams that season. James is a one-man history-making machine himself. They'll ask why the Warriors are allowed to be this good, and whether it's healthy for the league, and it'll be very bad, but come on, it'll also be kind of amusing. Read More »

Man City sign Bernardo Silva from French champ Monaco

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Pep Guardiola has already sent a huge message to the football world after Manchester City began a shock clear-out, yesterday evening. 'This season he managed to respond well to this and to be prepared mentally and physically for that exhausting time and has produced great performances and has grown as a player'. Read More »

The opening NBA Finals odds don't make sense

Needless to say, boxing fans were robbed of a rivalry that never lived up to its expectations. Anyway, as we continue to wait for the 2017 NBA Finals to begin, what are the worst takes out there in your mind? But the Cavaliers and the Warriors have all the marbles on the line. Read More »

F1 driver Sato makes history at Indianapolis 500

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The most horrific crash involved pole sitter Scott Dixon of New Zealand, the 2008 Indy 500 victor. The McLaren-Andretti racer had led the event for 25 laps before falling back to tenth during a restart. Castroneves , Kanaan, Dixon and others are climbing the ranks of the all-time Indy greats. "I have dreamed of this since I was 12 years old", Sato said, white milk still dripping from the brim of his ball cap. Read More »

Novak Djokovic makes winning start on Andre Agassi's watch

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Both before the match and in courtside comments following his win, Nadal described Paire as a risky opponent, and the Frenchman played with more freedom in a closer second set as the Spaniard lost his edge. "I need to take a different approach in terms of energy management". And after that I make the break straight away and then finished a close set, and it was a little bit less hard. Read More »

Judge hits 1st slam, Pineda and Yankees beat sloppy A's 9-5

It's a little embarrassing. The A's fell to 22-27 this season. They began the day with 10 more than any other team in the majors. It's no surprise, therefore, that they also lead the majors with 35 unearned runs, after five of the nine runs they surrendered Sunday were unearned. Read More »

Oliseh, Ikpeba Celebrate Arsenal's FA Cup Win, Urge Wenger Stay

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Wenger was full of admiration for the way his players took the fight to Chelsea , saying: "We had an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards". Wenger got the tactics spot on in this one, and the Frenchman looked extremely pleased as he got to lift another FA Cup trophy. "While he was excellent in his demeanour and attitude, overruling his assistant's erroneous offside flag, he will have been made aware that he was mistaken when thinking the ball had struck Sanchez's knee - a ... Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving steps up play in Eastern Conference Finals

An unprecedented Finals trilogy was finally set, and still, James had no interest or energy to engage the topic. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook installed Golden State as a minus-260 favorite, with Cleveland at plus-220, meaning a $100 bet on the Warriors would win $38.46 and the same bet on the Cavaliers would win $220, according to ESPN . Read More »

Wins the 2017 Indy 500

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He even drove for Andretti Autosport . Four of those entries combined to lead 95 of the 200 laps Sunday, and Takuma Sato held off Helio Castroneves to give the team owner his third win in fourth years. "I'm really happy for them, that we were able to give them a win with our Japanese driver here". "I know, Helio was coming, coming, coming.", Sato said. Read More »

John Terry: Chelsea "must act fast" in transfer window

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I am sure the club will do the same and the manager has stressed that himself. "I've got too much to give and I've learnt too much not to pass that on, whether that's initially to a younger generation or eventually at this level". Needless to say Terry was delighted, as were his adoring fans, but both were brought back down to earth with a bump two minutes later when the Chelsea defender gifted a goal to Watford with a poor clearance header that was punished by Etienne Capoue. Read More »

Ben Stokes stars as England hold off South Africa in thrilling ODI

Fast bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell snared seven wickets as South Africa bowled England out for just 153 runs after a top-order collapse in their third and final one-day global on Monday. On a day of six dropped catches by South Africa , it was Stokes who made them pay most heavily with his second one-day worldwide hundred, along with Jos Buttler's 46-ball 50 and telling runs too from Eoin Morgan. Read More »

Victor Moses gets married after FA Cup dismissal

But he still has yet to win a major cup in an impressive coaching career, missing out on doing the double with Chelsea after losing to Arsenal 2-1 in the FA Cup final on Saturday. "They showed strength and unity and played spectacular football today". That brought the third FA Cup in the last four years, but perhaps the best performance in all that time, as it could well have ended 4-1 or 5-1 against the champions. Read More »

Love says it's amusing to consider Cavaliers underdogs

But the three-times National Basketball Association champion was also quick to point out that he has faced such a talent-laden squad on the NBA's biggest stage before - in 2013 against San Antonio while playing with Miami - and came out on the winning side. Read More »

James passes Jordan as Cavaliers advance to finals

He finished the game with 35 points, booking his seventh straight finals appearance as the reigning champion Cavs wrapped up a 4-1 victory over the Celtics in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. Anyone paying attention has witnessed the way James and the Cavs have steamrolled through the playoffs, laying waste to every Eastern Conference foe that came his way. Read More »

Cavs eye chance to closeout Celtics in Game 5

Obstacles different even than the Warriors, who await the victor of the Eastern Conference Final. If nothing else, Lue said their recent taste of adversity should help them remain humble heading into Game 5. Kevin Love has been playing much more comfortably in his role this season in Cleveland and his play has shown that, but most recently he's been playing at a level similar to his time in Minnesota that saw him make the All-Star game three times. Read More »

Ben Stokes to have further assessment on knee injury

Morgan and Moeen Ali (77 not out) resurrected the English innings by forging 117 run partnership after England had slumped to 198 for five. Stokes, the Indian Premier League's recently-crowned MVP, had only bowled two overs at the time and Morgan made a decision to keep it that way even when he returned to the field ready to resume duties. Read More »

Rooney 'a very important player' - Mourinho

Pogba also said he would be happy to see his old club Juventus win the Champions League this season. United scored one goal in away matches against other members of the Premier League's top six this season. "This is just football but what happened on Monday was awful". The Europa League became the club's third piece of silverware this season after they claimed the Community Shield and EFL Cup. Read More »

Kyrie Irving praises Celtics, Isaiah Thomas following Game 5 victory

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He reached the milestone in style late in the third quarter with a three-point jump shot that hit nothing but net. James also passed Michael Jordan for the most points in National Basketball Association play-off games. "This is the honest truth, and I'm probably going to get in trouble for this, I don't think there's anything you can do to try and compare a team to our team because we have LeBron and Kyrie", said Cavs veteran forward Channing Frye. Read More »

French Open at a glance: Kerber loses, Kvitova wins

I really don't know what I will do now, but for sure I will think about what is the best preparation for grass. The expectations that come with being world No1 have clearly weighed down on her but the two-time Grand Slam champion says that the pressure she puts on herself is also a factor. Read More »

Ferrari didn't orchestrate Vettel win - Wolff

Lewis Hamilton is convinced Ferrari has chose to back Sebastian Vettel in the drivers' championship battle but says he doesn't want Mercedes to do something similar. "Valtteri has been doing a great job and don't feel like we have to favour one over the other". "It is really important we collectively work as a team more than ever before, as we have been, because our work is to beat the Ferraris in the constructors' [championship] but there might be some things along the way ... Read More »

Cleveland led 3-1 in the series with "Boston"

The Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from their ugly Game 3 loss to win Game 4 handedly and take a 3-1 lead over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. The series now shifts to Boston for game 5 on Thursday night. They left the series with a -24.4 net rating, a fitting monstrosity to illustrate the massive gap between the two teams over the majority of the five games. Read More »

Cristiano better than Messi this season, says Ronaldo

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I've done a lot in the last period but I din't reach my top performance. "If I was 100 grams overweight, he would take me out of the team", the Selecao legend told Fox Sports . "I understand his position as manager, but sometimes in football, 100 or 200 grams don't make the difference ". In the 39-second snippet, Ronaldo junior's opponents certainly seem aware of his reputation - although the set piece is some way out, the keeper orders a three man wall and puts players on both posts. Read More »

The Cavaliers stink without LeBron James, except in Game 4

This will be Kevin Durant's second appearance in the NBA Finals , and it's insane to think how much has happened since his first . LeBron James once again takes the Eastern Conference crown as his Cavaliers head to their third straight National Basketball Association final . Read More »

LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as No

Contrary to the years before, this year's Finals will consist of two fully rested and fully healthy teams ready for a heavyweight matchup, since both the Warriors and Cavs breezed their way past their conferences. "I've twisted my ankle so many times that plays like that, you have two choices, either you can sit there and kind of wallow in the sorrow of you twisting your ankle or capture the moment", Irving said. Read More »

Kevin Love responds to Draymond Green's comments

Everyone already knows what they are getting when Korver checks into the game and that is the seventh best three point shooter in National Basketball Association history. It made me really appreciate that. His payday is more likely to come next summer, when he will hit unrestricted free agency. But win a title, cross that off your list, and suddenly the conversation changes. Read More »

Andretti cursed as driver but golden as owner

But Indianapolis has always seemed to bring out something extra from Sato. But Sato, who passed Castroneves for the lead with just two laps to go, would not be denied. The 101 running of the race also saw Fernando Alonso make his first appearance in the series. "It's a very nice surprise to come here with big names, big guys, the best in open-wheel racing and be competitive". Read More »

Pakistan, Australia warm-up match faces delay due to rain

Australia , grouped with New Zealand , England and Bangladesh , get their Champions Trophy campaign under way against the Black Caps at Edgbaston on June 2. Meanwhile, talking about Ramazan cricket, Younus said it is a good and healthy activity for the players. Sarfraz Ahmed has led the Pakistani side on only four occasions before coming into the tournament and has been successful in winning three ties as the captain. Read More »

Button struggles to get a grip on F1 return

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It's his best starting spot in his seven appearances at the historic event, held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Speaking ahead of his debut in the 101st running of the Indy 500 on Sunday, the McLaren driver insists he isn't expecting an easy ride due to his lack of experience, but hopes to make up for some of that with his "motivation and racing spirit". Read More »

Ducks still without Rakell, Eaves for Game 6

Jonathan Bernier took over and gave up two goals ( Nashville's third was an empty-netter) and stopped 16 shots in his first appearance in almost two weeks for the Ducks , who already were without 30-goal scorers Rickard Rakell and Patrick Eaves . Read More »

Dillon wins Coca-Cola 600 in for first NASCAR Cup victory

NASCAR is trying to inject some excitement into Charlotte Motor Speedway, where recent races have been relatively predictable, even boring: When a lead auto breaks free from the pack, it's been almost impossible to catch. "I have a lot better patience than I did a couple of years ago", the 23-year-old Blaney joked when asked about starting at the back of the field. Truex dominated the third stage, much like the stage that preceded it. Read More »

Wait is over: Time for Cavs-Warriors

He also rolled an ankle on a drive and bucket with 1:47 left in the third but was able to stay in the game. James came alive in the fourth quarter, scoring 15 points, but that was after Irving put the team on his back and gave them a lead. Read More »