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NBA Finals pick up where they left off

Detroit scored between 105 and 110 points in all four games, capturing the first two at home before capping the sweep with a pair of victories in L.A. "I think when you're the prohibitive favorite against LeBron James , Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love , that means you're a heck of a team, and they sure are". Read More »

Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home

Kristen Ledlow (Cavaliers) and David Aldridge ( Warriors ) will report throughout the series. But I guess I look at it just the opposite. The contract was worth $20 million where the first four years were guaranteed and the last year somewhat guaranteed. Read More »

Of cricket and Pakistan

The delegations of the BCCI and PCB met in Dubai today [Monday] and shared their stated positions. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had earlier this month sent a legal notice to its Indian counterpart for failing to honour the MoU signed between the two cricket boards in 2014. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics - 5/25/17 NBA Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston returns home aiming to extend its playoffs campaign, while LeBron James and the Cavs are seeking to closeout the series and get some rest before the start of the NBA Finals on June 1. Building on the success he had last season, when he made his first all-star team , Thomas finished second to Westbrook with an average of 28.9 points this season, and his repeated late-game heroics became the symbol of Boston's impressive season. Read More »

Mr Met gives fan the finger, employee out as team mascot

A 32-year-old right-hander who went 9-3 last year in his first season with the Brewers, Guerra hurt his right calf while running to first on a bunt during his opening day start and did not return until Friday. Mets SS Asdrubal Cabrera made a diving stop of Perez's third-inning grounder and a glove flip to 2B Neil Walker, who caught the ball with his bare hand to force Travis Shaw. Read More »

Im not a young man, Im a very young man: Arsene Wenger

I've played until the end of my contract, which is today basically. "For me the contract does not have a special meaning but, because of the debate, I should have sorted that out earlier", he added. "This team has suffered. but they're united and they responded". Bashed all season but ended with a trophy. "You want to challenge your players, but you trust them when you send them onto the field". Read More »

Could Huddersfield Town success put pressure on Norwich City boss David Farke?

It would take a very courageous man to put money on Huddersfield Town winning the Premier League , but if you are that fearless man, they have been given odds of 2000/1. "And he is one of the outstanding players we had in the season". "It proves you don't have to blow your brains to get promoted". "A lot of the pundits wrote us off before the season", said the 45-year-old German-born former United States global. Read More »

NFL Relaxes Celebration Rules; Some Celebrations Still Penalized

Rather than go from 90-to-75-to-53 players, teams will go straight from 90-to-53 on Sept 1 (the day following the final preseason game). It used to be that the rosters would first slim down to 75 players, but the league has approved to get rid of the middle man, reported by MMQB's Albert Breer. Read More »

LeBron James: 'Hello NBA Finals, I missed you!', misses shot

Not that anyone expected any different. Plus, karma's got to get the Warriors back for Zaza Pachulia's ankle breaker (and I'm not talking about a crossover). And for those concerned about the 32-year-old's postseason minutes, James has averaged more than this year's 40.9 a whopping nine times in 12 trips to the playoffs. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Agrees New Two-Year Contract With Arsenal

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The Premier League's permanent fixture will continue to fumble at his zip for a further two seasons and faces an uphill struggle if he is to win his critics over. Russian billionaire and minority shareholder Alisher Usmanov, who does not sit on the Arsenal board and had a takeover bid rebuffed by owner Stan Kroenke last week, called on the manager to be given complete boardroom backing. Read More »

Denver newspaper fires sportswriter after racially insensitive tweet about Indy 500 victor

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While few could qualify fifth in their first ever oval event, much less one of the most prestigious race in open wheel racing , it would take a driver of great accomplishment to do so. "I knew I could do it". Unfortunately, the Spaniard's Honda powered challenger let go on lap 179 with only 21 laps to go, costing him the race. He said that it was a tough race, but it was a wonderful feeling to win at Indianapolis , especially given that he'd been dreaming of something like that since he ... Read More »

Bill Cosby's Defense Lawyers Accuse Prosecution of Excluding African Americans

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All eight jurors chosen so far are white in a case that Cosby believes may have racial overtones. Two blacks were among the 12 people chosen for the jury, and two more were among the six people chosen as alternates. Though dozens of women have come forward in recent years with assault claims against the comedian dating back to the 1970s, the accuser in Pennsylvania's case is the only woman whose criminal claims are not barred by the statute of limitations. Read More »

Warriors vs. Cavs: Full 2017 NBA Finals Preview & Prediction

The biggest question concerning Love leading into Game 1 Thursday night is the fact that , although he is now playing the best he has every played as a Cavalier , how will he fare against the Finals against Warriors? Will the acquisition of Kevin Durant pay dividends for the "super team" Warriors and exact revenge on their Eastern rivals? This is obvious, but it's worth stepping back and really considering the fact that a team that won 73 games last season is now 12-0 in the ... Read More »

Champions Trophy: Kohli hints at Karthik's inclusion in Playing XI against Pak

Roy has been a mainstay alongside Alex Hales at the top of England's limited-overs batting line-up since the 2015 World Cup but has struggled of late and scored just 33 runs in his last five one-day global knocks. "Absolutely. It s a very odd injury in that it s only in his delivery stride that he feels the pain". The reverse was notable for England slumping to 20 for six in the first five overs - the worst start by any side in ODI cricket history. Read More »

India thrash Bangladesh in ICC Champions Trophy warm-up

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The 2017 Champions Trophy kicks off on June 1 with all the eight teams flexing their muscles in their respective warm-up encounters. Former India cricketer VVS Laxman today backed the government's decision to not play a bilateral series against Pakistan , saying it is "beyond sport at the moment". Read More »

NBA Finals MVP Odds: Kevin Durant favored to win 5/31/17

There is a way to beat Golden State. "We're a better Cavaliers team, and they're a better Warriors team", he said. The former, of course, won the LeBron James sweepstakes in 2003, and in doing so immediately changed the tenor of the discussion surrounding the club. Read More »

Harri-kane! Kane hits 4 as Spurs Demolish Leicester City

Already assured of second-place in the league table, the Lilywhites could have been forgiven for taking it easy but against last season's champions, they turned on the style in the final 30 minutes. Kane became the fifth Tottenham player to score four in a game, joining Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane, Dimitar Berbatov and Jurgen Klinsmann. "I'm now sitting at the top, but we go in with the same mentality, to make sure we win first and foremost and then score as many as I can". Read More »

Arsenal wins 3rd FA Cup in 4 seasons

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Both were there in force to show the match , eventually, for, as is the way these days, we have to have a big build-up to the Cup final which, loosely translated, meant the Beeb showed a repeat of a special football edition of Pointless and an unfunny show with amusing man Omid Djalili, before an FA Cup build-up programme which finished just in time to build up to the final ahead of the quite frankly ridiculous 5.30pm kick-off. Read More »

Tiger Woods DUI arrest shown in new dash-cam video

Jupiter police discovered Woods early Monday on the side of the road, with his auto running, its brake lights illuminated and right turn signal flashing, according to the arrest report released earlier Tuesday. Woods also told police he had been using four prescription medications including the powerful painkiller Vicodin, which is commonly prescribed following surgery. Read More »

Nashville Puts Anaheim on the Brink

Following up on Filip Forsbergs rebound, Aberg got off a shot before diving over a fallen Anaheim defender. "That's why it's the hardest trophy to win in sports", said forward James Neal , who scored Nashville's overtime victor in Game 1. Read More »

National Basketball Association star LeBron James' property in LA vandalized with racial slur

Don't let it overtake what's at stake, but you can feel a little redemption if you want. Metro's sports editors predict the 2017 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers . "You use it as fuel". And this time , I have a feeling very different than I had a year ago. "It's hard to believe, but he's better than when I got into the league". Read More »

Takuma Sato reflects on Indy 500 win

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Fernando Alonso hogged the spotlight all month at the Brickyard but on Sunday Takuma Sato was the headliner as the first Japanese to win the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing ". Alonso skipped the Monaco Grand Prix to contest in the American race and led for a total of 27 laps before his Andretti Autosport Honda race vehicle gave up with just 21 laps to go, while he was in the seventh place. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Nashville Predators Game 2

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They erased a three-goal deficit and outshot Pittsburgh 26-12 before losing 5-3. After Malkin was called for roughing against Subban, both received penalties for fighting. And if they don't, the Penguins can make them pay quickly. Rinne should've been able to cut off the shot given his positioning, but he left a gap between his arm and torso where Guentzel was able to slip the puck through. Read More »

Man City's Unal seals £13m Villarreal move

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The Turkey worldwide has enjoyed spells at Genk, NAC Breda and Twente and managed 30 goals across his time at the three clubs. He also had loan spells at Genk and NAC Breda, while he has earned five caps for Turkey since debuting in 2015. Read More »

Start times announced for five Nebraska football games

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Iowa's game the following week against North Texas will be at 2:30 p.m. and will be aired on ESPN2. Nebraska's matchup with Big Ten West Division rival Iowa on the Friday after Thanksgiving will start at 3 p.m. The new agreement will also feature more prime-time games for league teams than in the past. Most notably, Nebraska's September 9 game at OR will be televised on FOX and kick off at 3:30 Central - not quite that 2:30 window the Huskers have been most familiar with. Read More »

All charges dropped against Pittsburgh catfish tosser

Pittsburgh didn't manage a shot on net in the second period, the first time it's happened in a playoff game in franchise history - and the first such period by any team in a Final game since the National Hockey League began tracking shots on goal in 1958. Read More »

Jones enjoys productive return as Orioles beat Yankees 10-4

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Tanaka's numbers would have been better but not great if Aaron Judge hadn't misplayed Mark Trumbo's liner to right in the third that turned into a two-run double to fuel a four-run rally. They are 18-4 when hitting at least two homers. Gregorius is day-to-day after taking a pitch off his left hand on Tuesday night. He stayed in the game, but Girardi said doctors would take a look at it. Read More »

Wenger signs new two-year deal with Arsenal

Wenger said: "I love this club and I am looking forward to the future with optimism and excitement. We are looking at what we do well and how we can be stronger everywhere", Wenger told Arsenal's website. Majority owner Stan Kroenke said the club's "ambition" was to "win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe". Gunners fans have dubbed the American "Silent Stan" for his reluctance to talk about club matters in the past, but in formally announcing the appointment of Wenger ... Read More »

Newcomers to Cavs-Warriors rivalry embrace Finals

Cavaliers are on the wrong end of "The Shot", the name of a famed series-winning basket hit by Michael Jordan in the 1989 Eastern Conference quarter-finals that is one of the most replayed National Basketball Association plays in history. Read More »

Charges dropped for Preds fan who threw catfish on ice in Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Penguins were frustrated with their Game 1 effort in the Stanley Cup Final against the Nashville Predators . The hottest goaltender in the playoffs was only tested 11 times in 58 minutes - and lost. The gulf actually stretched 37 minutes in all, which sounds like a ideal way for the opponent to win. In Game 2, with Nashville leading 1-0 in the first period , Rinne failed to seal his body against the left post. Read More »

Seeded Kerber out in first round

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Germany's Angelique Kerber became the first top seed in French Open history to lose in the opening round when she was knocked out by Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday. On Sunday, several members of Kvitova's entourage wore black T-shirts with white capital letters on the front that read, "Courage. This match is special to me", said Kvitova. Read More »

Nicky Hayden Dies after Cycling Accident in Italy

The Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, where Hayden was admitted, released a medical bulletin announcing his death today. USA motorcycle driver Nicky Hayden , seriously injured in a bicycle accident Wednesday, died on Monday, the Cesena hospital in central Italy said, where the 2006 MotoGP world champion was hospitalized. Read More »