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Author: 0 Borges: Celtics' Game 7 tradition more important than wardrobe choice

The last shot supposed to go to Bradley Beal who was the most efficient player among the Wizards, as he had 33 points in this one, shooting well, 15 of 26 from the field, but terrible for three points 1 from 8. Game 7 now heads back to Boston a chance to set a date with the well rested Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. Several of the Celtics copied that move ahead of Game 6.

Sports Ferrari fight back in final practice
Author: 0 Ferrari fight back in final practice

Ferrari's Vettel started brillantly and was the fastest in the first two laps but the nice fine tuning from Mercedes of Hamilton's auto helped him pip his rival in the final lap. Alonso said: "Zero regrets. I can't say that it will be better this weekend, but I hope so". So to fight for P7 in Monaco? During the lunch break Vettel's auto needed a new engine fitted after a water leak was discovered in the one he used in FP3.

Sports Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal sets up semifinal showdown against Novak Djokovic
Author: 0 Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal sets up semifinal showdown against Novak Djokovic

Nishikori will play in the third round against Spaniard David Ferrer , who advanced after 10th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France withdrew before the match because of a shoulder injury. Whereas Nadal had been in fine form with titles in Monte-Carlo and Barcelona, an underwhelming performance was nothing new for Novak Djokovic . And after a blistering start, Djokovic had to battle back from 3-0 down in the deciding set to book his place in the last 16 on Thursday against Feliciano ...

Sports Lewis Hamilton pips Sebastian Vettel to pole position in Spanish Grand Prix
Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton pips Sebastian Vettel to pole position in Spanish Grand Prix

It was the 64th pole of Hamilton's career, lifting him to within one of his childhood hero Brazilian Ayrton Senna, on 65, and four from German seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher who holds the record of 68. Hamilton, fastest in both Q1 and Q2, appeared on course to seal an easy pole only for Vettel to provide a late charge in the closing moments of the session.

Author: 0 Diego Simeone reacts in aftermath of Real Madrid embarrassment

The goal was officially given to Pepe despite Madrid claiming that Ronaldo had broken Raul's all-time goalscoring record of 323 for the club with the deflected effort . Zidane, though, warned against any complacency. The second leg is next week at the Vicente Calderon, where Atletico has thrived with 29 wins in 35 games in European competitions.

Sports Despite Parker's absence, Spurs top Rockets
Author: 0 Despite Parker's absence, Spurs top Rockets

Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 34 points, eight assists, seven assists and three steals and Tony Parker added 18 points. We've entered the third season of the annual South Point-lined Play of the Day competition, effective July 1. From there, it shifted to how San Antonio can make up for Parker's absence over the rest of this series, and how sustainable the adjustments Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich made in Game 2 are for Game 3 and beyond.

Sports Jose Mourinho sends honest message to Man United fans
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho sends honest message to Man United fans

Damir Skomina, an official Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho once labelled "weak and naive", will referee the Europa League final. Even then, United - who have written to fans to say the likely allocation will be between 8,000 to 9,500 - expect to have far more applications than tickets.

Sports Middlesbrough 1 Southampton 2: Saints pull through despite Shane Long penalty miss
Author: 0 Middlesbrough 1 Southampton 2: Saints pull through despite Shane Long penalty miss

That plea was ignored and instead the home faithful cheered wildly as Shane Long blazed over the spot-kick - celebrations matched when Patrick Bamford scored his first goal in 760 days. "Patrick is a very talented young footballer who has not played as much as he would like". Southampton have no fresh injury concerns but Puel may make a number of changes due to a late-season fixture pile-up, with the likes of Shane Long and Sofiane Boufal pushing for recalls.

Author: 0 Vegas Play of the Day: Ducks at Oilers

While the Ducks did find the net in Game 1 scoring 3 goals, their struggle to score in Game 2 means someone other than their captain Ryan Getzlaf will have to score. Leon Draisaitl is leading the Oilers with seven points in the playoffs, Mark Letestu is the top goal scorer with three, 15 different players have registered at least a point and the defense is evolving.

Sports Jedrzejczyk retains strawweight title at UFC 211
Author: 0 Jedrzejczyk retains strawweight title at UFC 211

Five rounds and 25 minutes later, Jedrzejczyk celebrated yet another victory in one of her most masterful performances to date. Joanna Jedrzejczyk undoubtedly heard how Jessica Andrade was supposed to be the toughest test of her championship reign.

Author: 0 James Neal delivers in OT as Predators edge Ducks

Cogliano's first goal of the playoffs energized the home team and fans, forcing Kris Russell to block Antoine Vermette's shot from sailing into an open net less than 30 seconds later. "I just go out and try to play my best game and try to be the best player I can be", Draisaitl said. "If we don't hold serve, then it's not what we're looking for".

Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino: Title very hard, but not out of reach

Eric Dier admitted it is almost mission impossible for Tottenham to catch Chelsea after a London derby defeat at West Ham . "At this stage of the season it's the same for every team - we're all exhausted physically, mentally". "I think we were unlucky and didn't deserve to lose, but we lost and it is true that this was a hard game". Night games at West Ham's former home were usually atmospheric occasions, something that has sadly been missing at the new ground.

Sports Man United top Celta Vigo to enter Europa League final
Author: 0 Man United top Celta Vigo to enter Europa League final

However, according to talkSPORT , Bailly could face further punishment from the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body when they meet on July 20 - which could see the defender receive a longer suspension. "It was so difficult, so hard for me this season, so if we manage to do that it will be unbelievable". "A final is a final", he said. I'm really pleased for them.

Author: 0 Real face Sevilla eyeing first European Cup-Liga double in 59 years

We knew that we would have to dig in, but also that if we remained calm and patient we would get our chances. Navas had to make a fine double-save in the 66th minute to block a shot by Yannick Carrasco and a header by Kevin Gameiro, while Cristiano Ronaldo had a goal disallowed for offside at the other end in the 69th.

Author: 0 What Spurs must do to overtake Arsenal - Thierry Henry

We obviously wanted to finish the last north London derby here on a high note and we did that. "We need to win our remaining games and then we will see", added Cech. north London is ours!" The cheers had hardly died down from the home support in a raucous atmosphere when Harry Kane was felled in the box by Gabriel.

Author: 0 Change _ good and bad _ comes quickly at the TPC Sawgrass

Scott, the 2004 victor at golf's unofficial "fifth major", had stormed to a flawless six-under par through 15 holes to be outright leader before finding water on the 17th and 18th holes and finishing with two straight double bogeys. That was Si Woo Kim, who didn't make a bogey until the 16th hole and shot a 68 to get within two shots. He bounced back with a birdie on the island-green 17th and shot 68 to finish two shots out of the lead.

Sports Sunderland Relegated From Premier League
Author: 0 Sunderland Relegated From Premier League

Boos greeted the final whistle as home fans showed their frustration at what has been a dismal season watching their side. The Black Cats needed at least equal 17th-place Hull City's result on Saturday to prolong their stay in the Premier League at least a few more days.

Author: 0 Vegas gives the Spurs virtually no chance to beat the Warriors

The Warriors in the regular season posted a 67-15 record to earn the No. 1 overall seed, while the Spurs (61-21) nabbed the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. In an appearance on SportsCenter , Smith said that he thought Harden looked like he had been drugged prior to Game 6 and called an investigation into the matter.

Author: 0 Ricky Stenhouse Junior picks up NASCAR win

With a victory from the pole at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., and four second-place finishes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season, the driver of the No. 34 Landon Cassil stalled on the backstretch while attempting to enter the garage area. His average starting position at Kansas (14.1) is second-best for his Cup career behind Atlanta (11.2) and his average finish is fourth-best behind Talladega , Bristol and Chicago.

Sports Stoke out to upset Arsenal's Champions League hopes
Author: 0 Stoke out to upset Arsenal's Champions League hopes

Kante caught the eye of a number of top clubs at Leicester City last season after playing a key role in their shock Premier League title triumph, and admitted Arsenal were one of the teams in for him. Gabbiadini curled a free-kick wide before Cech was called into action again, touching a powerful Nathan Redmond effort over the crossbar. Arsenal are trying to keep their Premier League campaign alive as they travel to Stoke City on Saturday.

Author: 0 IPL 2017: I want to take the complete blame, says Manoj Tiwary

Chasing this massive match 196, Delhi lost half their side for 105 runs before Shreyas Iyer (96) and Australian Pat Cummins' cameo (24 off 13 balls) guided the players to win the match. England are scheduled to play two practice matches ahead of the series on May 19 and 21 and England and Wales and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Director Andrew Strauss reportedly wants all the top England players to attend the training camp ahead of the South Africa series.

Author: 0 Massa brushes off Vettel's blocking complaint at end of Russian GP

Thanks to his consistently strong performance, Vettel's lead has grown in the 2017 Drivers' Championship. Bottas claimed his maiden F1 victory on Sunday while Hamilton was forced to settle for fourth behind the two Ferraris. Bottas was the first of the leading pack to pit on lap 27 and Vettel tried to pull clear by staying out to lap 34. Yet Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda, the two Austrians in charge at Mercedes, are both confident that the ugly in-team fighting, which at times marred ...

Author: 0 Canelo Alvarez versus GGG confirmed but it is bad news for McGregor

Boxing is on a hot streak. (50-3-1, 32 KOs) in front of 20,5010 people at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas , Nevada. Or Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather, because of who they are. Chavez would have paid a $1 million penalty if he had not made weight. "I feel excited to be part of this big drama show". "I'm just looking forward to giving the public a great fight".

Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas on Game 7: 'That's Where Legends Are Born'

In the two-minute report issued Saturday by the National Basketball Association league office analyzing the final moments of the Wizards' 92-91, Game 6 victory, it was determined Washington benefited from an error that ran an extra second off the game clock.

Sports I'd keep Sanchez over Ozil says ex-Arsenal defender Upson
Author: 0 I'd keep Sanchez over Ozil says ex-Arsenal defender Upson

City find themselves down in 13th but just four points off West Bromwich Albion in eighth, who still have a game in hand to play, but on the flipside they could still finish one spot above the relegation zone if things pan out badly. "And we kept a clean sheet again". The reverse fixture, at the Emirates, ended in a 3-1 win for the Gunners as they came from a goal down to convincingly beat Stoke .

Sports Wall's late 3 leads Wiz past Celtics 92-91, forces Game 7
Author: 0 Wall's late 3 leads Wiz past Celtics 92-91, forces Game 7

Washington's +11 home record was the second largest win differential in the National Basketball Association this season (Pacers +16). The Wizards also exorcised some elimination-game demons by snapping a streak of seven straight elimination game losses at home.

Author: 0 Unstoppable: LeBron scores 39, Cavs rout Raptors in Game 2

They can bid adieu to the Raptors by taking Sunday's Game 4 . Unlike in the games in Cleveland, the Raptors kept the Cavs from building a huge first-quarter lead. Lowry made it clear James is in no way "breaking spirits" with his dominant play, but simply believes we're watching one of the greatest players in National Basketball Association history at work right now.

Sports Danica Patrick takes wild ride in fiery wreck at Kansas
Author: 0 Danica Patrick takes wild ride in fiery wreck at Kansas

Patrick and Logano quickly got out of their cars, but Almirola remained in his No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford. Almirola has been air-lifted to the University Kansas Medical Center for observation. Patrick's No. 10 Wonder Woman/One Cure Ford burst into flames upon contacting the wall, while Logano's and Almirola's vehicle shot flames after the secondary collision.

Author: 0 It seems not even concussion spotters can save players from themselves

Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 83.8 percent of their opponents power plays. The 6-foot-2, 164-pound center has spent the past four seasons in the Swedish Hockey League after being drafted by the Predators in the sixth round in 2013.

Sports Kyle Kuzma has good day at NBA Draft Combine
Author: 0 Kyle Kuzma has good day at NBA Draft Combine

Jackson was named to the All-ACC Tournament second team after averaging 13.0 points and shooting.515 from the floor in Brooklyn as Duke became the first team to win four games in as many days to claim the title. He began starting in place of Grayson Allen and went on to score 53 points in the team's final three games of the regular season. But he turned in a strong day at the National Basketball Association draft combine on Thursday and that solidified his decision to leave Duke for good.

Sports Myles Garrett signs a multiyear deal with adidas
Author: 0 Myles Garrett signs a multiyear deal with adidas

They began filling holes Thursday night by grabbing Garrett, a junior and All-American with dynamic passing rushing skills, probably the best of any player in this draft. But the hours upon hours of meetings, discussions, evaluations and everything else that led up to the 2017 NFL Draft was about the class as a whole - not just No.

Author: 0 Talladega Heights: Ballad of Ricky Jr

Kyle Busch led 48 of the 188 laps in Sunday's race and slipped to third place as Ricky Stenhouse Jr turned the thrusters on in the final lap with Jamie McMurray to win the race. His victory at Talladega earned him a spot in the All-Star race and, likely, the playoffs. And he says coming to Talladega is special for him every year because, well one, he's won a lot here and so has his dad.

Author: 0 Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Man During West Bank Clashes

The Palestinian Authority, which exercises limited self-rule in the West Bank, denies incitement and says that, in many cases, Israel has used excessive force in thwarting attackers armed with rudimentary weapons. Activists at Fatah headquarters were busy getting out the vote and arranging rides for relatives to the ballot stations. The head of the Fatah list in Hebron, Tayseer Abu Sneineh, said their strategy was to pick "qualified candidates" from the tribes.

Author: 0 Experience wins out as Ducks outlast upstart Oilers in Game 7

Getzlaf also said this particular party is already over, however. In each of their previous two playoff series against the Nashville Predators , in 2011 and past year, the Ducks lost the opener at home. And the way the Ducks rallied was even more impressive. In this May 7, 2017, photo, Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen (92) celebrates after scoring the winning goal against the St.

Author: 0 AI misses repeat in 2017 Kentucky Derby, but here's what we learned

Pletcher had saddled 2010 victor Super Saver and a year later Velazquez piloted Animal Kingdom to victory. "It's not what we normally do, but the way this horse's energy level was coming into the race and the way he appears to have come out of it, I think I'm as comfortable as I can be with it", Pletcher said .

Author: 0 Grades for every Cleveland Browns pick

The team heads into the final day having drafted a defensive lineman, a linebacker, a cornerback, and a quarterback, while making four trades the first two days. 37 and No. 149 overall in exchange for No. 44 and No 91 with the Los Angeles Rams. Pittsburgh QB Nathan Peterman, Oklahoma WR Dede Westbrook and Michigan TE Jake Butt are among the highest graded players still on the board for day 3 of the draft.

Author: 0 Washington Wizards Up and Down Playoff Run

Washington has an edge when they're all fired up, so that has to be their goal in Game 6. The Celtics were held to 93 or fewer points on four occasions during that stretch, including a 116-89 loss as 5 1/2-point underdogs in Game 3 of this series .

Author: 0 Western Conference finals begin in Anaheim

Pittsburgh is 14-6 SU in its past 20 games against Ottawa. Wouldn't it make a great western conference finals between two of the best young, explosive teams in the National Hockey League? But the Senators have a history this season of stepping up their game to the level of the opponent and have shown incredible resiliency.

Author: 0 NFL Draft Recap: Finding teams that improved by division

The days of Adam Humphries finishing second among Buccaneers receivers in targets are over. Gareon Conley, the former Ohio State cornerback, was supposed to fall out of the first round while a rape allegation remains under investigation. We had another situation where a team traded down a single spot, akin to what the San Francisco 49ers did with the Chicago Bears at the top of the first round.

Author: 0 Final against Juventus will be special, says Zidane

Eleven-time winners Real Madrid have been crowned European champions more than any other club, so it is perhaps not surprising it is they who are one match away from becoming the first team to retain the Champions League. Sergio Ramos says that Real Madrid "suffered a lot" before booking their spot in the final of the 2017 Champions League at the expense of Atletico Madrid .