Author: 0 Irving, LeBron push Cavs past Celtics in Game 4

Lue should have warned James to be careful, too, as the superstar picked up four fouls and spent the final 6:46 of the first half watching from the bench, unable to help his team. So why let facts get in the way of a good conspiracy theory? Now the Cavs, with a 3-1 series lead, need to beat the Celtics one more time to get their rematch with Golden State in the NBA Finals.

Sports Hamilton scores from first to lift Reds in 9th
Author: 0 Hamilton scores from first to lift Reds in 9th

The speedy Hamilton reached after narrowly beating out an apparent game-ending double play - he was ruled safe after a replay review, putting runners at first and third for Cozart. The call was finally overturned after a delay of almost three minutes. "I was ready", he said. The Reds won 4-3. NOTES: Indians RHP Corey Kluber will throw around five innings in a rehab start Thursday for Triple-A Columbus.

Author: 0 LeBron James on Game 3 performance: 'I was just pretty poor'

Incredibly, he went scoreless over the final 16 minutes. "We have to go in with a bunker mentality that we had in Game 1 and Game 2, to go out and do what we do, but we have to defend", James said . It was James' seventh straight playoff game with at least 30 points. The Celtics' scrappy win in Game 3 comes in stark contrast to the club's lopsided losses in the first two games of the series.

Author: 0 Ryan nets overtime victor as Sens stun Pens in opener

After the 2-1 overtime loss in Game 1 in the Eastern Conference Final, Ottawa Senators takes on Pittsburgh Penguins in the game 2 tonight. Yes, the Senators wore smiles Sunday, less than 24 hours after they knocked off the Penguins 2-1 in overtime in Game 1 of the East final at the PPG Paints Arena Saturday night.

Author: 0 James says Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

James has played 212 career playoff games ― and is now in the NBA Finals for a seventh straight time. The Boston Celtics have their backs against the wall, facing a 3-1 series deficit to the heavily favored Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals.

Sports Hamidou Diallo and Kentucky Basketball announce return
Author: 0 Hamidou Diallo and Kentucky Basketball announce return

By enrolling in classes midway through last season, Diallo became familiar with the day-to-day operations of United Kingdom basketball and should be one of the must-watch players in all of the sport by the time the season kicks off in November.

Author: 0 John Terry: "I don't really care what other people think"

Terry came off in the 26th minute - his shirt number - as his teammates formed a guard of honour for the 36-year-old defender, who left the pitch to a standing ovation. "I'm not sure maybe the likes of a Bournemouth could do with him", Sutton said. "The manager has to be on your toes, in your face", the Arsenal legend said on Sky Sports .

Author: 0 Kyrie Irving leads Cleveland to the verge of the NBA Finals

It was the first time in his 14-year career he had that many fouls in the first half. Jaylen Brown is listed as questionable with a right hip pointer. Irving helped the Cavs dodge a huge green and white bullet in Game 4, because when LeBron James left the game in the second quarter in foul trouble , this game was trending Boston's way.

Author: 0 Trophyless Guardiola hopes to seal Champions League spot

It looked like this season might the the Argentine's last at the Etihad not so long ago, but an injury to Brazilian wonderkid Gabriel Jesus won him his place back in January. Instead the fifth goal came from Jesus, who got to Aguero's cross ahead of Tom Cleverley before lifting the ball into goal . Aguero told an Argentine radio station in March that he was planning on a return in 2018, despite his current City deal running until 2020.

Sports Chelsea's Conte named Manager of the Year - LMA
Author: 0 Chelsea's Conte named Manager of the Year - LMA

By the time he left the field through a guard of honour formed by his teammates, it was the 28th minute. "If you ask me who is the favourite now, it's Arsenal ", Conte told reporters on Sunday. "I haven't played this year", Mertesacker said. " Sunderland agreeing to kick the ball out on 26 minutes, I don't think anything should be done that could undermine the integrity of the game".

Sports Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson Destroy Each Other In Nasty Collision
Author: 0 Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson Destroy Each Other In Nasty Collision

Yasiel Puig made a clutch, game-saving catch in the top of the 10th inning of his Los Angeles Dodgers' Tuesday-night tilt with the St. Louis Cardinals . Puig caught the ball, but not before slamming into Pederson. Pederson was replaced with a pinch hitter in the bottom half of the inning. Puig returned to the outfield for the next inning.

Author: 0 Senators take 2-1 series lead

Backstrom flipped a wrist shot by Fleury 16 seconds into the third to make it 3-0 and when John Carlson fired one past Fleury 11:17 into the third, the arena began emptying out. Hoffman got it going by capitalizing on Turris' shot that bounced awkwardly wide of the goal. They sit back to wait, and wait, and wait for just the right opportunity.

Sports Wenger calls on fans to shun boycott and roar on Gunners
Author: 0 Wenger calls on fans to shun boycott and roar on Gunners

Home wins in their remaining two games against Sunderland on Tuesday night and Everton on Sunday would still not guarantee the Gunners a place in the Champions League , but Wenger said he was only interested in what his side did. In the second-half, Arsenal upped the tempo, although Nacho Monreal nearly scored a freakish own-goal, an incident which would lead to an equally odd indirect free-kick for Sunderland deep inside the Gunners' box.

Sports United outclass Ajax to win Europa League on emotional night
Author: 0 United outclass Ajax to win Europa League on emotional night

I would obviously, me and everyone else, we would change this trophy for the people that lost their lives, that's obvious. We just tried to focus on football . Ajax , whose starting XI averaged around 22 years in age, failed to concentrate on their defence against a throw in, before Marouane Fellaini fed Pogba for a shot from outside the penalty area.

Author: 0 'We'd exchange cup for victims' lives' - Mourinho

The first United player to score in four European away games in one season was David Herd, during the 1964/65 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup run. "We are just football players but we have an audience so we just want to see everyone work together for a normal world".

Sports Lewis Hamilton faster than ever in first Monaco Grand Prix practice
Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton faster than ever in first Monaco Grand Prix practice

However, the fastest laps are usually set in qualifying and in 2006, Kimi Raikkonen managed a 1:13.532 which is a mark that has not been beaten in a competitive session since. However, on a mixed day for Mercedes , Hamilton ended the day with the eighth fastest time in the afternoon session of 1m 13.873s, with Valtteri 10th quickest with 1m 13.902s.

Sports Irving, James lead the way as Cavs down Celtics
Author: 0 Irving, James lead the way as Cavs down Celtics

Boston Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown is questionable for Thursday's Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers because of a right hip pointer, the team announced Wednesday. Irving piled on 21 points in the third period as Cleveland turned their 10-point half-time deficit into an 87-80 lead at the end of the third quarter.

Sports United players dedicate Europa League win to Manchester victims
Author: 0 United players dedicate Europa League win to Manchester victims

But the game was overshadowed by the deadly suicide attack at Manchester Arena, which also left dozens injured. Manchester United on Wednesday evening defeated Ajax 2-0 in Stockholm courtesy goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to win the Europa League , thus confirming their qualification for the Champions League next season.

Sports Red Sox ace David Price to start Monday against White Sox
Author: 0 Red Sox ace David Price to start Monday against White Sox

Price, who signed a a seven-year, $217 million free agent contract with Boston prior to the 2016 season, has been on the shelf since February 28 owing to elbow stiffness. Boston is 24-21 entering play Thursday, which puts the team in third place in the division behind NY and Baltimore. Phycially he feels great and his return to us will give us a definite boost.

Sports Jose Mourinho leads Manchester United to emotional Europa League victory
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho leads Manchester United to emotional Europa League victory

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana had a clash with his teammate in an attempt to clear the ball, while leaving an empty net in front of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, whose shot went off the post. Both sides and the crowd in the Friends Arena observed a one-minute silence for the victims of the Manchester bomb attack on Monday night. Having made such a conspicuous signal to his children behind the dug-out on the final whistle - and then being bear-hugged by his son - the United manager ...

Author: 0 LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record

James continued to downplay how passing the record would affect that debate. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has moved past Hall of Famer Michael Jordan as the leading scorer in National Basketball Association playoff history. James passed Kareem for second on the playoff minutes list in Game 4 of the conference finals and eclipsed Jordan for second on the playoff steals ledger in Game 2.

Author: 0 Irving leads way as Cavaliers take victory

With the Celtics doing their damnedest to keep Tristan Thompson off the glass (he finished with seven and seven), Kevin Love produced 17 points and playoff career-high 17 rebounds. The degree of difficulty was off the charts, but that didn't matter to Kyrie, who led the Cavs to a 112-99 victory and left the Celtics on the brink of elimination.

Author: 0 Misbah ul Haq's achievements in his cricket career

Roston Chase's unbeaten 101, his second hundred of the series, proved in vain as the home side, set a target of 303 at Windsor Park in Dominica, slipped to 93 for six before the lower order nearly rescued a dramatic draw. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has congratulated the nation as well as Pakistani cricket team on historic test series' win against West Indies .

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho reveals what he told Sir Alex Ferguson after Ajax match

What's more, United had never before won the Europa League , or the competition commonly considered its predecessor, the UEFA Cup . The football world waits with bated breath. If you are dominant in the air you go long. With that kind of run, one expected the team to be contending for the title but not this one, for they had as many as 12 draws.

Sports Ferrari shows the pace at Monaco GP as Mercedes struggles
Author: 0 Ferrari shows the pace at Monaco GP as Mercedes struggles

For every processional race that happens here, there is a really spectacular one. There's been criticism of his refusal to test the McLaren that Alonso has vacated, particularly in Bahrain in April, but he said: "It's great to be back, good to see so many faces I haven't seen for six months".

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors advance to NBA Finals

That would set up a third straight Finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors . The Warriors will have nine days off before the NBA Finals begin on June 1. Many thought Kerr had been improving as he's traveled with the team to San Antonio , but he's not improved to the point where he feels comfortable returning to the bench.

Sports Europa League- ManU defeat Ajax to win the title
Author: 0 Europa League- ManU defeat Ajax to win the title

This is what Jose Mourinho does. Additionally, the Red Devils had not won this trophy before, and while it may not carry the same prestige as a Premier League or a Champions League triumph, it means they have completed the full set.

Author: 0 Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics

Kyrie Irving flipped the superstar switch during the Cleveland Cavaliers Game 4 win against the Boston Celtics Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. "You always come around when we lose, I swear". Because for him it was like, 'I don't know why I was so lethargic, why I had no energy, I had nothing.' And so, these little things happen.

Author: 0 Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury

Irving led all scorers in the first half with 18 points. "It was trying to read the game, the game between the game, and it worked well for us", he said. The second hint was Cavs coach Tyronn Lue's postgame presser: When the aforementioned Roda posed a question, Lue flashed a smile and said, "That's amusing".

Sports Gritty Celtics stun Cavs to reduce series deficit
Author: 0 Gritty Celtics stun Cavs to reduce series deficit

The point total was stunning considering it broke James' streak of scoring at least 30 points in eight straight playoff games. Lets see if the Celtics can play with this tenacity, toughness, and purposefulness in Game 4. The Celtics gave the ball away nine times, leading to five Cavaliers points. A game we should have won, but they played hard. They're a better defensive team without Isaiah Thomas .

Sports Manchester United Beat Ajax to Win the Europa League
Author: 0 Manchester United Beat Ajax to Win the Europa League

Strong defensively and a powerful presence in midfield, Pogba took the match by the scruff of the neck early on and was rewarded with a goal, albeit deflected, after 18 minutes. Marcus Rashford nearly dispossessed Sanchez of the ball two minutes before the end of the first half but the Colombian defender was lucky to recover from his moment of laxity and cleared the ball away from danger.

Sports United, Guillermo Varela's new tattoo puts his future in doubt
Author: 0 United, Guillermo Varela's new tattoo puts his future in doubt

But Varela got one anyway and now he's both suspended and without a club for next season. Contrary to clear instructions from the coach Niko Kovac, Varela had a tattoo, which has now become inflamed. "We had thought about applying for an extended loan but that is of course no longer a topic of discussion". Bobic said: "This behaviour is grossly negligent and hurts the entire team".

Sports Arturo Vidal urges Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez to join him at Bayern Munich
Author: 0 Arturo Vidal urges Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez to join him at Bayern Munich

Talks over an extension have come to no avail and Chelsea are reportedly keen to whisk him away from north London this summer, Antonio Conte deeming Sanchez the flawless signing to continue evolving his title-winning side. "When you're saying that fourth is OK, and it certainly wasn't in the era I played in, I don't know where that came from", Keown said. The 2016/17 season has been the most productive season of his career having scored 29 goals in all competitions.

Sports Wenger tightlipped on future
Author: 0 Wenger tightlipped on future

His brilliant technical ability is matched by a a mammoth work-rate, making him one of the most effective players in the Premier League . "It's disrespectful to the club if you say the only reason you are going to Liverpool is for Champions League ", said Milner.

Author: 0 We are treating our last league game as finals: KXIP's Tewatia

It gives the victor a straight passage into the IPL 2017 final and the loser another crack at making the finale. However, the loser in this match gets another chance, in the Qualifier 2 at Bangalore on May 19. Young Jaydev Unadkat and Shardul Thakur have been impressive with the new ball while off-spinner Washington Sundar and leg-spinner Adam Zampa can be good options in the middle overs.

Author: 0 Hoffman's goal helps Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7

Sissons' hat trick was the first in a conference final clincher since Chicago's Patrick Kane in 2013 against Los Angeles. Thursday's victor earns the right to host the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Final next week. Named the 2016 Conn Smythe Trophy victor for being the NHL's playoff MVP, Crosby has fought through the pranks created to limit his production and collected seven goal among 19 points in 17 games this spring.

Author: 0 Klopp to get £100m to spend in the summer

Some fans had been hoping that they would be given the option to opt out of Europa League fixtures altogether, but that is not the case. However Dunphy believes that replacing Wenger would not solve Arsenal's problems and instead points to a lack of muscle in the transfer market in recent years, which has led to some mediocre signings.

Author: 0 Stephen Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep S.A.

Stephen Curry scored 36 points and Kevin Durant had 29 to lead the Warriors , who pushed their postseason record this spring to 12-0. The time for talking should be over Thursday, June 1 when Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals is set to begin.

Author: 0 Jeff Weltman says Magic front-office position a 'dream job'

The general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks is departing for Orlando, so the Bucks are - for now - hiring from within. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Wednesday, May 24th because the Bucks were not publicly discussing their search.