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Another Warriors-Cavaliers Finals clash not bad for NBA

Defence has been the question for the Cavaliers all season. Golden State , which boasted the NBA's top scoring squad this season, is off to a record 12-0 playoff start with an average win margin of 16.3 points. As you might expect, the grudge match is a dream come true for the NBA, and for ABC, which airs the Finals (it's expected to be the most-watched NBA Finals ever), and for ESPN and FS1 and other sports talk programs, which have lots of story lines to discuss and debate. Read More »

Sens' Alex Burrows sidelined by injury in Game 4

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He made a strong stop on Mike Hoffman less than two minutes into the game and then denied Viktor Stalberg on a pair of follow-up opportunities. "Just try and play with the flow of the game and kind of let yourself get lost in the game a little bit". Read More »

Ranking LeBron James Top 5 NBA Finals opponents

But they like to beat the star on the other team. A student of the game, he's old school with a fresh perspective. After Luke Walton departed and became the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers , the Warriors were in need of a lead assistant to Steve Kerr . Read More »

Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for Finals

But he and his Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves the underdogs as they clash for an unprecedented third straight season with Golden State . The finals aren't scheduled to tip-off until June 1st, but like any good sports media, we have to get our picks out there early so that we can boast when we're right! Ahead of the colossal deciding series , which begins on 1 June, here's all you need to know about the NBA Finals . Read More »

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger 'set to sign new two-year deal'

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But hey, almost a couple of weeks on from the end of the Premier League season, things are already looking up for Gooners everywhere. Fans staged protest marches, flew planes over Arsenal matches trailing banners calling for Wenger to go and even stayed away in droves when the Gunners faces Sunderland in their penultimate home match. Read More »

America's Cup due to set sail Saturday in Bermuda

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The British entry team Land Rover BAR was conceived by four times Olympic gold medallist and 34th America's Cup victor, Sir Ben Ainslie, with the aim of challenging for Britain and bringing the prestigious America's Cup trophy back home to where it all began in 1851. Read More »

Ernie Els does right thing - penalizes himself 2 shots

Els looked to have shot a solid 3-under 69, but his apparent eagle at the 12th was switched to a par and a round of 1-under 71 as the four-time major champion was unhappy with the lie he recreated for a plugged lie. Francesco Molinari has been four times inside the top ten in his last five starts at Wentworth and his impressive 6th place finish at the Players Championship suggests his game is in good enough shape to continue his good run in this event. Read More »

Masatada Ishii Japan's Kashima Antlers fire coach

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Paulinho, the scorer in last week's 1-0 win in Guangzhou, scored a tap-in on 55 minutes and it was enough to put the Chinese team through despite their 2-1 defeat on the night. Japan's Kawasaki Frontale hammered SCG Muang Thong United 4-1 last night to reach the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League with a 7-2 aggregate win. Read More »

Third time should be charming for Cavaliers or Warriors

Golden State made a record 12-0 run through the first three playoff rounds, winning by an average of 16.3 points. On that Lakers squad was current Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue. He is also averaging career playoff highs in shooting percentage (.566) and 3-point shooting (.421) while grabbing 8.0 rebounds and dishing out 7.0 assists. Read More »

I don't know if Wenger can let go - Adams

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Chelsea stepped up attack in the second half but their effort suffers a heavy blow in the 68th minute, when Victor Moses was sent off for getting his second yellow card for diving. Full details of the proposed changes are unlikely to be confirmed by Arsenal on Wednesday but will become clearer over the summer. "I believe that it's a positive trend, but it would be ridiculous if 20 years depends on one game or the future of the club depends on one game", he said. Read More »

Arsene Wenger hopes of a new contract now

The Frenchman has been at the helm since 1996, but his tenure with the Gunners has been cast in doubt amid growing fan frustration and his expired deal. The former Gunners captain told the Guardian: " He said: "I've turned down every club in the world". "I've never seen him so animated". But if he does walk out, Wright, Arsenal's second-highest goalscorer of all time, says it has been total incompetence from the club's hierarchy to have allowed this situation to have arisen. Read More »

Oregon State is the top seed in the NCAA baseball tournament

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Oregon State the Pac-12 title holder is the overall No. 1 seed in the field. Without question, there's been one team more dominant the rest this season, the Oregon State Beavers. Eleven of the last 17 years a C-USA team has advanced to a Super Regional and six times since 2005 a team has reached the College World Series . Arizona won the national championship in 2012 and took their journey to the College World Series final in 2016. Read More »

Wenger signs new two-year contract with Arsenal

Wenger had sparked by fears he might end his 21-year reign by delaying his decision over whether he would accept Arsenal's offer of a new deal until the end of the season. With Arsenal having beaten Premier League champions Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final on Saturday, giving Wenger a record seventh success in the competition, it seems unlikely the Frenchman will quit. Read More »

Virat Kohli unhappy with Kumble's "overbearing" attitude

Speculation had been rife ever since the BCCI chose not to automatically extend the tenure of Anil Kumble as the head coach, choosing instead to advertise the position, and it has now emerged that the decision was made following feedback from Virat Kohli about Kumble's coaching method, which he is said to have described as "intimidating". Read More »

LEADING OFF: Discipline on deck for Harper-Strickland brawl

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The slugger pointed his bat at Strickland, yelled at him and took off. He and Strickland, and perhaps other players, will get a short suspension, and everything will return to normal. "He didn't come up and in at my face or anything like that". Asked what he had thought when Harper began swinging, Strickland replied: "It's go time". Read More »

Arsene Wenger set to sign new deal at Arsenal

The decision was relayed to directors at a Tuesday board meeting, but Arsenal is planning to make an official announcement on Wednesday, BBC reported. If they are to stand a chance in taking home the trophy, they will need to perform better against a top club, something which they have struggled to do all season, making the blues favourites for this one in my eyes. Read More »

Mike Trout set for MRI on left thumb sprain

In the fifth inning of a 9-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Sunday , Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout appeared to jam his thumb following a headfirst slide into second base. The Marlins started their scoring outbreak early with Giancarlo Stanton taking Matt Shoemaker deep in the bottom half of the first inning. Austin Jackson drove in three runs for Cleveland, and Carlos Santana had three hits and two RBIs. Read More »

Wenger admits he 'should have sorted deal out earlier'

That was a sentiment not lost on the Daily Mail's Oliver Holt who, from Wembley , sent out this rather tongue in cheek Tweet... That's why I often tell fans to be careful what you wish for. News of Wenger's stay now looks set to be announced on Wednesday, with the former Monaco boss prolonging his contract until 2019. "If he doesn't run to the ball, I can go out and claim the ball but now because he runs I stop and then Sanchez takes advantage". Read More »

Real Madrid star Luka Modric unsure on Gareth Bale

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With 4-3-3 you can play more on the sides because you have two players on the wings. "We're going to prepare for the match together, as always, and we're all prepared". The 29-year-old Marcelo scored a goal in extra time in the 2014 final against Atletico . He says he might do it differently at another club but that with the squad he has, that was the style he adopted. Read More »

Refusal to shake rocks French Open

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I'm sure he's a bit exhausted, a bit burnt out with all the matches he played past year. But each year I kept coming back and was trying a little bit better and last year was really good. He plays, you know, a lot of dropshots and quite unorthodox sort of shot selection, so it can be hard to prepare for that. I still think I can do some things a bit better than I did today, obviously. Read More »

1 last doubt for Zidane: Creative Isco or overpowering Bale?

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The former Tottenham Hotspur star has been plagued with injuries this season, which has seen him being relegated to the bench, especially as Isco has impressed during his absence. "They all deserve to play, but they can not all play". The combative Argentine striker became the most expensive player ever in Italian football when he swapped Napoli for Juventus previous year in an acrimonious transfer which left fans who felt betrayed burning replicas of his number nine shirt. Read More »

Mourinho: What I Told Fergie After Europa League Win

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Mourinho, a Uefa Cup victor with Porto in 2003 and two-time European champion, has now won all four of the major European finals he has contested. "There are lots of offers on the table, both in England and overseas, and that's what I have to decide on". Read More »

Twitter reacts to Cavaliers pulling away from Celtics in Game 5

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Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says that Kyrie Irving's left ankle is feeling "good" in advance of Cleveland's Game 5 matchup Thursday night with the Celtics . "So now, with the way the Finals went down a year ago, if I were in his shoes, I would want the same thing". Because of Game 3, the wait will be at most one week. Read More »

Nahki Wells looks forward to playing football in the Premier League

Winning promotion, which is worth £170 million ($218 million, 195 million euros) to the Terriers , was a sweet moment for Wagner and, drenched in champagne from his players' celebrations, he arrived at a post-match press conference keen to remind his critics how far he had come in such a short time. Read More »

Melbourne wants State of Origin for next 10 years

Fittler says the absence of Thurston and Slater will be keenly felt - and that they aren't the only key players the Maroons are missing. CALLS for their Queensland axing have been echoing throughout the state nearly from the season kick-off but out-of-form quartet Jacob Lillyman, Justin O'Neill, Aidan Guerra and Nate Myles are adamant they will let no one down when they don a maroon jersey on Wednesday night. Read More »

This team suffered, but they responded, says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Sure, Diego Costa scored, and saw another effort saved by David Ospina, but for the most part the Arsenal defence kept him quiet and that was quite deliberate according to the club captain. Arsenal is coming off an FA Cup championship win over Chelsea , but a struggle of a season failed to meet the expectations of fans. "I believe that it's a positive trend, but it would be ridiculous if 20 years depends on one game or the future of the club depends on one game", he said . Read More »

Arsene Wenger agrees to stay at Arsenal

Arsenal are planning to make an announcement on Wednesday. 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". I don't think that if my player dived, he did it with a real intention to do this [deceive]. Fans staged protest marches, flew planes over Arsenal matches trailing banners calling for Wenger to go and even stayed away in droves when the Gunners faces Sunderland in their ... Read More »

Tottenham striker Harry Kane secures second successive Golden Boot

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Kane told the club's website afterwards: "Obviously going into this game there has been a lot of talk about the Golden Boot and I wanted to just make sure I was in the mix for the last day of the season". "I think this will be a good game". "Hopefully I can get the Golden Boot and hopefully ( Tottenham goalkeeper) Hugo Lloris can get the Golden Glove (for the most clean sheets)". Read More »

Floyd Mayweather Discussing Today's Music: "Now It's OK To Be A Junkie"

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McGregor , though, has already signed his terms for a fight with Mayweather. For a fight to happen, "it has to be a boxing match", said the 57-year-old Roach. The American boxer will now be looking over McGregor's proposal with his advisor Al Haymon and Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe. " I know this fight can be done ", Mendoza said. Read More »

Novak Djokovic Upset by Alexander Zverev in 2017 Italian Open Final

If he serves this well and this efficient, it's tough to play him on any surface. Zverev hopes to win his fourth career final and is 1-1 in final appearances on clay court. The last German to reach a Masters 1000 final was Nicolas Kiefer in Toronto in 2008; the last to win one was Tommy Haas in 2001 in Stuttgart. Here is how the twitterati reacted to Novak Djokovic teaming up with yet another tennis legend . Read More »

Kevin Kisner wins Dean and Deluca Invitational

Kevin Kisner survived a final day charge from Jordan Spieth to win only his second PGA Tour event after success at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational. “Everybody was questioning if I was ever going to win, ” he told the PGA Tour website. With this heat, I just flew I think five greens to the back pins. Read More »

Man City sign Silva from Monaco

The agreement between City and Silva comes amid interest in the player from a host of top Clubs across Europe. City got an up-close look at Silva this season when the two played in the Champions League Round of 16, which saw the English team eliminated from the competition. Read More »

He's in very good nick - Zidane delighted with Ronaldo

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A draw at mid-table Malaga in the final round on Sunday will allow Madrid to lift the trophy and avoid its longest title drought in La Liga since the 1980s. "It has gone well, this is when things are decided". I think that Real will not have problems with Celta, who, although she will try to resist, must ultimately lose. Read More »

Iniesta: Valverde is a good choice for Barcelona

Valverde began his coaching career in 2003 managing Athletic Bilbao before enjoying spells at Espanyol , Olympiacos, Villarreal and Valencia. Valverde, who played 22 games for Barcelona in the 80s will replace Luis Enrique , who last March announced that he would not be looking to renew his contract. Read More »

Warriors do not need to be perfect to beat Cavs say pundits

It's time to DEFEND THE LAND! That really is what the rubber-match Finals comes down to, real stars. LeBron, Kyrie and K-Love. Instead of having to worry about Klay Thompson and Steph Curry's whereabouts as an extra roaming defender, he'll have his own burdensome assignment. Read More »