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Sports James breaks Jordan record as Cavs reach National Basketball Association finals
Author: 0 James breaks Jordan record as Cavs reach National Basketball Association finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers earned a spot in the 2017 NBA Finals with their May 25 victory over the Boston Celtics . The fan repeated the line about just 11 points.The Boston Celtics rallied back from a 21-point deficit in the third quarter on Sunday to beat Cleveland Cavaliers , and they did it without Isaiah Thomas .Injured Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas was in attendance Thursday night and gathered with his teammates in a huddle before they took the court for pregame ...

Sports Cavaliers cruise past Celtics into National Basketball Association finals
Author: 0 Cavaliers cruise past Celtics into National Basketball Association finals

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. Love continued to knock down shots from the outside, Irving sliced his way into the lane to the rim and James got free for several of his one-handed, tomahawk dunks.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger to sign contract extension with Arsenal

The 22-year-old took the brunt of his own fans' frustration during the awful 3-0 defeat away to Crystal Palace, which ultimately cost them a place in the Premier League top four for the first time in 20 years. "For Chelsea it is very important to keep the right concentration", Conte said. I can not believe that after all he has achieved over the last 12 years that the fans are against him.

Sports Rafael Nadal favourite for French Open: Novak Djokovic
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal favourite for French Open: Novak Djokovic

Murray starts against Russia's world number 85 Andrey Kuznetsov , Djokovic tackles Spanish clay courter Marcel Granollers while Nadal meets combustible Frenchman Benoit Paire . "I think that Rafa is the big favourite", Thiem said on Friday. Murray has endured a wretched season by his standards with an elbow injury not helping his cause.

Author: 0 Spurs' Pau Gasol throws praise Warriors' way following sweep

The Spurs surrendered their improbable 25-point lead, and, eight days later, they were swept. Without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker , they were simply outmanned. The start was Ginobili's first since March of 2014 and will be a small part of the huge legacy the Argentine takes with him into either next season or a new chapter of his life.

Author: 0 Sergio Garcia moves into contention at windy Sawgrass

World No.3 Day, who won at TPC Sawgrass by four shots in 2016, carded three back-nine bogeys and Baddeley had a triple-bogey on his 16th hole. Phil Mickelson , defending champion Jason Day of Australia, Rickie Fowler and Adam Scott of Australia are among those who shot 70 and are three strokes behind.

Sports Moses sees red as Arsenal claim FA Cup
Author: 0 Moses sees red as Arsenal claim FA Cup

In a frantic opening at Wembley Stadium, Sanchez put Arsenal ahead in controversial fashion as, after his strike was initially ruled out by the linesman for an offside from Aaron Ramsey in the build-up, referee Taylor chose to overrule his assistant.

Sports Conte wants to stay 'many years' at Chelsea
Author: 0 Conte wants to stay 'many years' at Chelsea

In England, this target, sometimes you can undervalue this. 'For a coach, that's the best solution - to stay for a long time at the same club and build, with the club, something important. However, he said: "If the club give me the possibility to stay and extend my contract, for sure I'm available to". "If they give me the possibility to stay here and extend my contract, for sure I will be able to do this", the former Italy global told a news conference.

Sports Wenger: My future will be clear next week
Author: 0 Wenger: My future will be clear next week

Sanchez's goal was immediately called off, with the referee's assistant signaling for offside on Aaron Ramsey and Chelsea players calling for a handball on Sanchez as he won the ball at the beginning of the play. "I am in a public job, I know I have to face criticism and I accept that", he said. "Of course I want him to stay at club". "We had outstanding performances", Wenger said.

Author: 0 Conte says he'll stay at Premier League champion Chelsea

Terry experienced his first FA Cup final as an unused substitute in Chelsea's win over Aston Villa in 2000. "I know very well Arsene Wenger has done well in the FA Cup and won many trophies". I am completely in football. "I don't smoke but tomorrow I'm hoping to smoke a cigar if we win". Although the saga over Wenger's contract, which is due to expire once the season is over, has yet to reach a conclusion, he has already indicated he will carry on in management even if he does ...

Sports Tweaks to Red Bull put Ricciardo in the mix at Monaco
Author: 0 Tweaks to Red Bull put Ricciardo in the mix at Monaco

Lewis Hamilton briefly returned Mercedes to the top spot, but was relegated behind the two Ferraris in no time, Vettel now edging ahead of Raikkonen via a 1m12.890s lap. Following a strong start to the 2017 season, Vettel reckons Ferrari is ready to return to the top step of the podium in Monaco. "That's something we have to study and figure out for Saturday".

Author: 0 LEADING OFF: Jeter's day at Yankee Stadium, and Mother's Day

Although there were other greats who played for NY teams - Joe DiMaggio , Patrick Ewing and Joe Namath, just to name a few - none were like the Yankee captain of this generation. The Brewers catcher celebrated by slapping a hand against his chest after rounding first and pointing to fans in the stands as he skipped toward a dugout full of by happy teammates.

Sports Gabriel out for up to eight weeks, but Arsenal defender avoids surgery
Author: 0 Gabriel out for up to eight weeks, but Arsenal defender avoids surgery

But while an appeal against the dismissal was lodged by Arsenal , the FA has announced that the France worldwide will be suspended for three games - the FA Cup final and the first two Premier League matches of next season. The Gunners finished outside the top four for the first time in 21 years, the first time under the French manager that the scenario has occurred.

Author: 0 Alexander Zverev upsets Novak Djokovic to win Italian Open title

Novak Djokovic overcame having to play twice in a day before cruising into the final of the Rome Masters with a ruthless 6-1, 6-0 win over Dominic Thiem on Saturday. "I'm very happy, very, very happy to win this title, which is one of the biggest tournaments in the world, especially on clay, which is always very, very tough mentally and physically".

Sports Nishikori injury sends Djokovic through, Halep rolls on
Author: 0 Nishikori injury sends Djokovic through, Halep rolls on

Obviously they have a lot of support". Meanwhile, David Ferrer overcame Jo-Wilfried Tsonga via a walkover and he will now play Kei Nishikori in the third round following the Japanese star's win over Diego Sebastian Schartzman in three sets.

Sports Spurs Veteran Manu Ginobili Not Sure About His Future
Author: 0 Spurs Veteran Manu Ginobili Not Sure About His Future

The last time the Warriors Big 4 lost a game together, was on February 4th in Sacramento. It wasn't enough. The Golden State Warriors were the better team - maybe even if Leonard had played - and they were in control of this game the entire way, getting 36 points from Stephen Curry and 29 from Kevin Durant .

Sports Yankees held hitless into 6th by Cotton, but beat A's
Author: 0 Yankees held hitless into 6th by Cotton, but beat A's

Still, he was unable to hold a 1-0 lead the Yankees gave him in the first despite failing to record a hit. Jharel Cotton fell to 3-5 this season, taking the loss after giving up all 3 runs on just 2 hits, while striking out 5 over 5.2 innings of work.

Author: 0 Mertesacker stands tall in Arsenal's FA Cup title victory

Wenger's side could have been forgiven for arriving at Wembley on Saturday at a low ebb after last weekend's devastating failure to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. Well, that's a crap way to end what was otherwise an excellent season. Delivering the FA Cup three times in four seasons has papered over some of the cracks as Arsenal has repeatedly come up short in the Premier League and Europe.

Sports IOM: More than 60000 migrants reach Europe by sea in 2017
Author: 0 IOM: More than 60000 migrants reach Europe by sea in 2017

The vast majority of migrants attempting to reach Europe by boat try to cross from Libya to Italy. The Libyan coastguard, fishing and commercial boats were working in coordination with the Italian authorities, he said. Some 6,400 migrants were rescued from the Mediterranean between Tuesday and Thursday. Smugglers have stepped up their lucrative business in the chaos which has engulfed Libya since its 2011 revolution.

Sports We will learn from United's performance, says Ajax coach Bosz
Author: 0 We will learn from United's performance, says Ajax coach Bosz

The Spanish midfielder also spoke really eloquently about the Manchester attacks in his press conference as well - see second video below. The world's most expensive footballer duly pointed to the skies to dedicate his goal to his father who died two weeks ago.

Author: 0 City, Liverpool deny Arsenal Champions League slot on final day

Arsenal's 10 men prevailed courtesy of goals from Hector Bellerin, Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey, with Romelu Lukaku replying from the penalty spot. It means a very first finish outside the leading four for Arsenal during Arsene Wenger's period at the club and Europa League football next period, but interest will now resort to next week's FA Cup final versus Premier League champs Chelsea at Wembley.

Author: 0 Cavs Back to Finals

Kevin Durant joined the Warriors for a better chance at National Basketball Association title, now he has to deliver. The win sets up a third consecutive match-up with Western Conference champion Golden State, the team it beat in the finals last season to claim the franchise's first championship.

Sports Yankees honor Aaron Judge with new stadium section
Author: 0 Yankees honor Aaron Judge with new stadium section

The Yankees , realizing this could be the birth of a new superstar, are striking while the iron is hot with a new section in right field dubbed "The Judge's Chambers ". The Yankees took to punctuating his home runs with the distinctive thump-thump from "Law & Order". Through his first 39 games of the season, Judge has captured the hearts of fans and captivated the league with breath-taking blasts to all parts of major league ballparks.

Sports Mourinho relishes United's 'victory of pragmatism'
Author: 0 Mourinho relishes United's 'victory of pragmatism'

I always lose matches, but some guys win every time and I don't. Jose Mourinho's more experienced side overpowered Ajax across the 90 minutes, conceding possession but denying their opponents the space they needed to play their passing game.

Sports Tottenham Hotspur fans' message to Kyle Walker
Author: 0 Tottenham Hotspur fans' message to Kyle Walker

However, speaking about the matter on BBC Radio 5 Live , Rose seems to believe that players such as Harry Kane will stick around without any problem, stating that it's all to do with their mindset. It was reported the defender was annoyed at being left out of Spurs' starting line-up in the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea at Wembley. Rose expects Kane to be keen to stay on as captain until Spurs can play at their new stadium in 2018-19, but he understands that a second season in ...

Sports Weather causes suspension of play at NCAA men's golf finals
Author: 0 Weather causes suspension of play at NCAA men's golf finals

The afternoon waive of the opening round is now underway with impending weather likely to alter play Friday afternoon. Auburn is at 6 under, Oklahoma State at 5 under and Southern California at 4 under in the 30-team field. Following three rounds of stroke play, the top 15 teams and nine individuals not on an advancing team will move to the final round where a National Champion will be crowned.

Author: 0 Real Madrid: Watch Cristiano Ronaldo score record-breaking goals in La Liga

Real Madrid are three points ahead of Barcelona , but the Catalans have the better head-to-head record after drawing 1-1 at the Nou Camp and winning 3-2 at the Bernabeu. Just eight seconds into the game, Celta made it clear to Ronaldo and Madrid that they would have to battle for everything, as Pablo "Tucu" Hernandez clipped the Portuguese's ankle in the game's first challenge.

Author: 0 LeBron James not ready to discuss Warriors yet: 'It's too stressful'

The three-time champion's career playoff numbers also rank him third in assists and field goals; third in 3-pointers; seventh in rebounds; ninth in games (now one behind Manu Ginobili); 21st in blocks; and (welp) first in turnovers. In fact, the Celtics never had the lead in any of the three games in Boston . "I think collectively you take away what elite looks like, because I think we saw it first hand, especially in these home games", Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said.

Sports Alonso says F1-Indy cross-overs boost racing
Author: 0 Alonso says F1-Indy cross-overs boost racing

Chip Ganassi Racing's Max Chilton finished on top of the speed chart today with a lap of 228.592 miles per hour in the No. 8 Gallagher Honda. F1 chief executive Chase Carey has said it would be better if the Spaniard was in Monaco, and Haas chief Steiner agrees that the big victor is Indycar.

Author: 0 James surpasses Jordan as all-time leading playoff scorer

And in Game 7, with LeBron James notching a triple double plus a massive block and the dagger three-point shot from Kyrie Irving , the Cavaliers won the game and the title, ending a sports championship drought the city of Cleveland had been living under since 1964.

Sports Vegas picking Golden State Warriors as favorite over Cleveland Cavaliers
Author: 0 Vegas picking Golden State Warriors as favorite over Cleveland Cavaliers

Clearly, James is one of the best passers that the game has ever seen, and his numbers and the way he plays the game reflect that. So I didn't even believe I could be Mike. "In Boston, "good enough" is what matters", said Celtics head coach Brad Stevens postgame. Speaking for the first time since the end of his season, Thomas said he might need surgery but it's "not the No.

Author: 0 Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69

I will never, ever take that for granted. Furthermore, Gregg had numerous health issues after being diagnosed with cancer 5 years ago. Singer and songwriter Gregg Allman has died aged 69 from unknown causes. Of course, it wasn't all smooth-sailing. Allman was known for his loyalty to his players and Burnett's recording suggestion was almost a deal breaker.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton relishing 'rawest fight' he can remember after Spain GP win

Hamilton was delighted with his performance. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo completed the podium places after Valtteri Bottas retired with an engine problem. The McLaren driver's race was instantly over and, with his vehicle discarded in the gravel, the virtual safety auto was deployed. "I'm really happy to be spraying some champagne again", said Ricciardo.

Author: 0 Proud Wenger hails Arsenal's "spectacular" FA Cup victory

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: " Arsenal started the game better than us". Arsenal salvaged a dismal 2016-17 season , beating 10-man Chelsea 2-1 courtesy of goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey in a dramatic FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, shattering the Blues' hopes of a League and Cup Double in the process.

Sports Wood stays undefeated as Dodgers blank Cubs 4-0
Author: 0 Wood stays undefeated as Dodgers blank Cubs 4-0

The Cubs could only muster two hits against Wood, who also walked two and struck out eight, lowering his ERA on the season to a nice 1.69 across 48 innings (eight starts) this season. The difference-maker is multi-faceted, and it starts with the game's biggest factor: Alex Wood . "His strengths are he is quick to the plate, we have a catcher with a great arm, and Jon throws the ball home extremely well".

Author: 0 Chelsea: Ospina, Mertesacker and Ox start as Welbeck leads the line

Sizzling temperatures are expected on Saturday which could potentially help Arsenal's creative players, although Wenger is faced with a shortage of defenders with Laurent Koscielny suspended and Gabriel ruled out injured. Arsenal took a fourth-minute lead with a goal that will be debated long after the final whistle. Overall Arsene Wenger has made three changes to the side that won 3-1 over Everton with David Ospina coming into goal in place of Petr Cech.

Sports NHL royalty vs. the rowdy neighbors in Stanley Cup Final
Author: 0 NHL royalty vs. the rowdy neighbors in Stanley Cup Final

Wearing a Sens jersey and a smile, Eric Husband said it's fun rooting for the underdog. They've played more physical teams, from Columbus to Washington to Ottawa . They don't just score points, either. Ottawa came in 0-for-25 years in winner-take-all games, while the Penguins were 0-7 in Game 7s at home in series in which they also dropped Game 6.

Sports Kolasinac to Arsenal a done deal, claim reports
Author: 0 Kolasinac to Arsenal a done deal, claim reports

Kolasinac had been choosing between Arsenal and AC Milan , with Everton reportedly also interested in the defender. Sead Kolasinac has signed for Arsenal so many times that his pen must have run out by now. The former Stuttgart youth player is an intelligent defender with plenty of room to improve and will likely endear himself to the Arsenal supporters with his gritty work ethic and aggressive form of defending and attacking.