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Sports LeBron, Cavs finish off Celtics, head to rematch with Warriors
Author: 0 LeBron, Cavs finish off Celtics, head to rematch with Warriors

He got the debate ranging on if he is the best point guard in the Eastern Conference and anyway you look at it, Irving is an elite National Basketball Association player on a great Cavaliers team. The Cavaliers had zero interest in prolonging what's seemed to be inevitable since Game 1 here, if not since Game 1 of the regular season. 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 South Africa wins toss and bowls vs England in 2nd ODI

South Africa finished at 328-5 after England made 330-6. But the standard of the visitors' fielding crashed - they squandered six chances. Stokes, who underwent a scan after the game, had a bruising schedule in the recently completed Indian Premier League, where his Rising Pune Supergiant team got to the final.

Sports Keuchel solid in return from DL as Astros down Orioles 5-2
Author: 0 Keuchel solid in return from DL as Astros down Orioles 5-2

Jake Marisnick and Carlos Beltran homered to back his start. The second inning featured a team cycle with two singles, two doubles, a triple and a George Springer home run, his 11th of the year. "We got our chances, but we didn't come through tonight". He struck out eight in his fourth straight win. But the Astros were unable to add on after Gausman retired the next two batters to end the inning.

Author: 0 Man United beat Ajax to claim Europa League title

Mourinho decided not to buy in January, but since then Ibrahimovic and defender Marcos Rojo have suffered cruciate knee-ligament injuries which will keep them out until next year and former Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has left for Major League Soccer in the United States.

Author: 0 Monaco GP: Bottas 4th, Hamilton 7th as Ferrari grabs 1-2

It closed up the field and led to a series of crashes and collisions among the backmarkers. Last year, Ferrari was doing the head-scratching, but Raikkonen's and Vettel's cars both look in great shape now. Bono, his race engineer assured him that their race would come later. Button tried to dive down the inside of Wehrlein at Portier, with the pair touching wheels and sending the Sauber driver into the air.

Sports Wenger says Cup triumph has no bearing on his future
Author: 0 Wenger says Cup triumph has no bearing on his future

After a torrid run of form at the start of spring, Wenger opted to alter his tactics and set his side out with a three-man defence. Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring at Wembley with a controversial goal having appeared to handle the ball in the build-up to his effort - which had originally been chalked out for offside before referee Anthony Taylor overruled his assistant.

Author: 0 Cavaliers' Tyronn Lue: 'I don't even think about' Warriors

We had nine in the second half. Like it hurt me. I never thought that you could get to a point where Mike was. At the same time , the Cavs have to feel as though the longer that they let this series go on, the more they will be at a disadvantage when the NBA Finals begin on June 1st.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers set up Golden State Warriors rematch

James finished the game with 35 points to take his career playoff total to 5995 points. Kevin Love is the third double-digit scorer and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. He doesn't have six championships quite yet, but second consecutive finals appearances, with four championships and two over the best team's assembled in National Basketball Association history in back-to-back seasons is historic.

Sports Vettel shows speed again with fastest time in final practice
Author: 0 Vettel shows speed again with fastest time in final practice

However, Vettel has said he his happy with the set-up of his auto and that the mistake was on him. "I have no grip". He has also been involved in a handful of uncharacteristically dimwitted at-fault crashes on track , such as his botched overtake on Bottas at the 2015 Russian Grand Prix.

Author: 0 Stokes, Moeen, Woakes rested for final SA ODI

Batting at number seven again Moeen came up with another crucial innings of 33 from 19 balls to help them to 330-6 in Saturday's narrow two-run win at Southampton. Stokes' century was a major factor too, of course - and his full fitness will be key to Champions Trophy prospects. Ben Stokes would be the first to say England are more than a one-man team but if anyone sums up their revival in limited overs cricket it is the dynamic Durham all-rounder.

Author: 0 Cavs' Kevin Love: We're defending champs, not Finals underdogs

With eight NBA Finals appearances under his belt, he is ready to face a team he's called "a beast". The question is, even as the favorites, what must the Warriors do to exact revenge on King James and the Cavs? "I went when I was 23 years old, and it felt like the Western Conference Finals was nearly like the championship".

Sports LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan
Author: 0 LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan

This injury happened in Game 5. Ruth had three homers in the Series , including one in the decisive sixth game. This was a Warriors team that had been to the NBA Finals the previous two seasons, winning it all in 2015. The Cavaliers basically conceded the East's top seed to the Celtics at the end of the regular season by opting to rest their starters in advance of the playoffs.

Sports Man City beats Watford 5-0, qualifies for Champions League
Author: 0 Man City beats Watford 5-0, qualifies for Champions League

Guardiola was relieved to have finished third, which means City will go straight into the Champions League group stage, and he expects City to be more competitive next season. A lack of goals or, more specifically, the low ratio between chances created and those converted are what see City going into today's final afternoon of the season hanging on for a top-four finish rather than pushing Chelsea for the title.

Author: 0 Irving lead Cavs comeback against Celtics

The Cavs will have a week off after their 33-point drubbing of the Boston Celtics to end the Eastern Conference Finals, but that's nothing compared to the layoff that the Warriors will have. The NBA and NHL finals were set Thursday night after the defending champions from both leagues advanced to the championship round. Add the Finals he went to in 2007 during his first stint in Cleveland and James has played for the title seven times , but thus far, he is only 3-4.

Author: 0 Predators hoping to advance to first-ever Stanley Cup Final

LINE HISTORY: Oddsmakers opened the Predators as -140 favorites to advance to their first Stanley Cup Finals in team history and they have been bet up slightly to -145. They won game four in overtime in Nashville . "He's come up here and played [center] in training camp for us, a real smart player". "The process continues from there, and we believe in that process and it's turned out some really good hockey players for us".

Author: 0 No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals

That popular sports cliché is about as truthful as a dating profile, especially with oddsmakers setting a record-high betting total for Game 1 of the NBA Finals . They're going to challenge us a lot, offensively, defensively, mentally, physically. But I think we're ready. An unprecedented Finals trilogy was finally set, and still, James had no interest or energy to engage the topic.

Author: 0 Ferrari's Vettel wins Monaco Grand Prix

WA Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo finished third to today's Monaco Grand Prix as Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel took the honours. He now has a total of 45 wins, reports Efe. Australian Daniel Ricciardo , on pole in the Mediterranean principality past year for Red Bull , will start fifth and next to Spaniard Carlos Sainz for Toro Rosso .

Author: 0 Hahn leads, Garcia sixth at Byron Nelson golf

Horschel and Day replayed the 18th hole and after both missed their birdie opportunities, Day was left with what seemed like an easy putt up hill to force the playoff to a second hole. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson never made a serious run and finished in a group of five players tied for 13th at 274. Champions Tour: In Birmingham, Ala., Fred Funk shot 7-under-par 65 to take the second-round lead in the Regions Tradition.

Sports Aaron Judge slugs his first career grand slam as Yankees beat A's
Author: 0 Aaron Judge slugs his first career grand slam as Yankees beat A's

The Yankees took him in the first round in 2013, and in clubbing his 16th homer Sunday (tying him with Mike Trout for the league lead), Judge continued building his strong early case for the Rookie of the Year award. "If we make plays, it's probably a different story, and that's been an Achilles' heel for us all year", manager Bob Melvin said. Hicks wound up on third and came home on Chris Carter's sacrifice fly.

Author: 0 Vettel wins Monaco GP ahead of Ferrari teammate Raikkonen

It was the 82nd 1-2 in the team's history. The race was always going to feature only one pit stop and there was speculation before the race over whether Ferrari would find a way to engineer the strategy to allow Vettel to win. On a circuit with only two possible overtaking places - at Ste. "From the team point of view, there was no plan of any team orders or anything", he said.

Sports Boston Celtics take Game Seven against the Washington Wizards 115-105
Author: 0 Boston Celtics take Game Seven against the Washington Wizards 115-105

A game that featured wire-to-wire action was capped off by a John Wall pull up three pointer with 3.2 seconds left that gave the Wizards a 92-91 victory in Game 6 of this Eastern Conference Semi- Final Series . Marcus Smart , Amir Johnson and Olynyk all were whistled for three fouls in the opening 24 minutes, though Smart did inject some life into a second unit that outscored their Wizards' counterparts 19-5.

Author: 0 The Warriors will take on the Cavaliers again

But with a week to go before Game 1, you can bet someone will say something inflammatory. A keen student of the game and its history, James said he understands why so much attention will be paid to this third Finals showdown between the start-studded rosters of the Cavs and Warriors .

Sports Indy 500 Notes and Quotes
Author: 0 Indy 500 Notes and Quotes

But with the lead late in the race - before Sato shot ahead - he was just six laps from becoming only the fourth driver in history to earn four Indy 500 wins. Alexander Rossi is fifth in points with 190 after finishing seventh today. Although Alonso treated his foray into IndyCar with the seriousness it deserved, it nearly seemed a holiday for the Spaniard away from the pressures of his struggling F1 team.

Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas won't make surgery decision until swelling goes down

James referred to the Warriors as only "that juggernaut" and "a beast" following Thursday's Game 5 in at Boston , a night in which he passed Michael Jordan as the career postseason scoring leader. The greater the odds, the better we seem to play together. They are defending champions and decided underdogs. After the Warriors beat the Cavs for their first title in 40 years in 2015, Cleveland got revenge last season with a comeback from 3-1 down to give the city its first major ...

Sports Kipnis, Tomlin lead Indians past Royals 10-1
Author: 0 Kipnis, Tomlin lead Indians past Royals 10-1

While watching the Royals hit home runs is certainly fun, it's not helping them win games. The rotation's sporting a hefty 4.89 ERA is a total 180 from a year ago when Cleveland starters produced the second-best ERA in the American League, at 4.08.

Sports Big Sam does it again, as Hull's relegation is confirmed
Author: 0 Big Sam does it again, as Hull's relegation is confirmed

First, I must talk to the chairman and the board. "We started to lose in pre-season when we were making our preparation", Silva said. "We've had Martin Kelly playing centre-back even though he's normally a right full-back so he deserves a lot of credit for stepping in and playing so well".

Author: 0 S. Korea's Kim becomes youngest ever victor of Players Championship

Kim then parred the treacherous back nine - including the famous par-three 17th hole featuring an island green - to clinch a three-shot victory over Ian Poulter and Louis Oosthuizen . He has just two major appearances - last year's PGA Championship and the 2017 Masters where he missed the cut on both occasions. Kim Si-woo of South Korea celebrates after winning the Players Championship at TPC at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, on Sunday.

Author: 0 Singh leads Langer by a stroke at Senior PGA on Trump course

Langer's lead held up as afternoon thunderstorms halted play for the day with half of the 156-man field still on the course . When Langer made his lone bogey of the day, on the par-4 sixth hole, he and Singh were tied - and they remained even by matching results on each of the next nine holes.

Sports Giro still 'rosy' as Pinot targets last-gasp pink jersey
Author: 0 Giro still 'rosy' as Pinot targets last-gasp pink jersey

Tom Dumoulin ( Team Sunweb ) +0:15 seconds 3. Italy's two-time and defending champion Vincenzo Nibali (at 39secs), Pinot (43) and Tom Dumoulin (53) are all within one minute of Colombian race leader Nairo Quintana , who is looking for his second victory after his maiden Giro triumph in 2014.

Author: 0 LeBron James officially surpasses Michael Jordan

The Celtics made some noise near the end of the first half, but Irving scored Cleveland's first 11 points in the first 3:18 of the second half before two baskets by James ballooned the lead to 25 with 6:39 left in the third quarter. The Cavs' starting five played the entire third quarter and outscored the Celtics 34-17. So I'd have never believed I could be Mike. "I'mma be honest.

Author: 0 F1 champion Alonso swigs milk at Indy, just not as winner

Sato was third in his Andretti Autosports Honda when the race re-started for the final time with 15 laps remaining, eventually hitting the front with four laps left and holding off Castroneves for victory. "I'm glad neither of us was hurt". Fortunately, the Indianapolis Star reported that Dixon and Howard were able to walk away from the wreck relatively injury-free.

Author: 0 LeBron James surpasses Jordan as National Basketball Association playoffs scoring leader

They have to do much better and to improve their roster in order to challenge Cleveland nex year. The 43 points Cleveland scored in the first quarter set a team postseason record for points in a quarter. 319. With KD in tow, the Warriors will seek to undo all that was undone, and reclaim the crown for their beloved kingdom. James wept on the Warriors home court in Oakland, where he was named unanimous NBA Finals MVP.

Sports Ramsey fires Wenger to record seventh FA Cup
Author: 0 Ramsey fires Wenger to record seventh FA Cup

Mertesacker then found himself in the starting line-up for the first time the following weekend as the Gunners denied Chelsea the double with a 2-1 win in the FA Cup final at Wembley . "This team has suffered", said Wenger. But the season has ended with a run of six victories in May after Wenger adopted the three-man defense that has served Conte so well, until now.

Author: 0 San Antonio Spurs fans file lawsuit against Zaza Pachulia, Golden State Warriors

It was down to 20 after a Dwayne Dedmon dunk, but that was as close as San Antonio would get the rest of the game. "He was sitting nicely on the sidelines". The bottom line is that losing point guard Tony Parker and MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard is going to be too much for the Spurs to overcome against a team that is clicking on all cylinders.

Sports Cesc Fabregas unhappy at missing out on FA Cup final starting spot
Author: 0 Cesc Fabregas unhappy at missing out on FA Cup final starting spot

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. On his return to club soccer, he won the English Premier League with Chelsea this month. Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said Arsenal deserved to win the match but backed his manager's opinion that the Gunners' first goal should not have stood.

Author: 0 Celtics' Thomas says hip surgery not top option

This was a result of teams going 2-3-1 (two overtime games) in 2015 Finals, and 2-4-1 a year ago, against the over/under. Cleveland's LeBron James (23) and Golden State's Stephen Curry will be meeting in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year.

Sports Harvey wins second straight start as Mets beat Pirates 7-2
Author: 0 Harvey wins second straight start as Mets beat Pirates 7-2

He yielded four runs over five innings, with three walks and three strikeouts. "I would say it would be a lot easier, a little more relaxed, that's a flawless word for it". "It's just one of those things". Jay Bruce has been a major cog in the Mets lineup this season, leadoff hitter Michael Conforto looks like he should be New York's number three hitter for the next ten years, and veteran Curtis Granderson is finally starting to heat up with another three hits tonight.

Author: 0 Pablo Zabaleta aims parting dig at United in farewell speech

Guardiola can finish no higher than third in this season's Premier League, which will be the lowest final placing of his managerial career. The Premier League match against Albion will mark his final home appearance, and the club are planning tributes to mark the occasion.

Author: 0 Sunday's Indianapolis 500 expects to be wide-open challenge

The two-time Formula One champion peppered race director Brian Barnhart with questions for a solid 15 minutes before riding off through Gasoline Alley on his skateboard . "He put himself out there and exposed himself, delivered the goods, which isn't a surprise to anyone that has watched Fernando race". Just a single lap followed when Ed Carpenter's front wing broke, leaving debris on track, but there was enough time for Alonso to fall back to 12th ahead of the sixth caution.