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Author: 0 Boston Celtics Game 4 Recap: Mr. Buckets

Turning Point-After a flat first half, once momentum started swinging Cleveland's way in the second half of Game 4 , the Celtics simply had no answer. Cleveland's high-scorer was Irving, who notched a career playoff high of 42 points. "No blame. We're all to blame", Lue said of James' display. But it was Irving who was the undeniable star of the show for his spellbinding third quarter masterpiece that transformed the game.

Author: 0 No. 1 Kerber out of French Open in first round

She takes the match 6-2, 6-2. Kerber of Germany was shocked at Roland Garros on the first day of the major tournament, losing 6-2, 6-2 to 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation. Trailing 0-40 on his serve in the final game, Djokovic won the next five points and sealed the match with a service victor. "I stayed in life and I have all my fingers", the 6ft (1.82m) Kvitova told reporters at a sweltering Roland Garros on Friday.

Author: 0 LeBron James, Cavaliers ready for challenge against beastly Warriors

Irving scored 26 in the game to Curry's 17 points and four turnovers, including the infamous behind-the-back pass that rolled out of bounds in the fourth quarter. The Warriors responded by signing Kevin Durant in the offseason. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr answered questions at the team's media availability Monday, but said he was not ready to return and was only fielding questions due to Brown's illness.

Sports Blind: Ajax in my heart, but I'm Man United now
Author: 0 Blind: Ajax in my heart, but I'm Man United now

When I've played, I feel like we went on a run of 25 games unbeaten. "Always respecting the opponent because they want to make history, as well". The versatile defender has indicated that he is not yet anxious about his future but is adamant that he would like to stay a Manchester United player.

Author: 0 Penguins defeat Predators 5-3 in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals

Pittsburgh was outshot 26-12 - it had no shots in the second period and for most of the third - but goaltender Matt Murray stopped 23 of the Predators' attempts. Rinne stopped just seven shots. "I can't remember facing that kind of game before". Matt Murray has a 3-1 record with a 1.35 GAA and a save percentage of.946 since regaining the starter's job for the Penguins for the last four games of the Eastern Conference Final.

Author: 0 Kevin Love Thinks Cavaliers' Underdog Label in NBA Finals Is Funny

James shot 5 for 5 from the field and added 6 assists and 4 rebounds in the first quarter, driving the Cavaliers to a 43-27 lead. "We were able to go to the Eastern Conference finals , learn a lot about being in this position, and I feel like it's going to help us for next year".

Sports Chelsea's Victor Moses got married day after FA Cup final red card
Author: 0 Chelsea's Victor Moses got married day after FA Cup final red card

During the past years, even when Arsenal has had a poor season and fans become frustrated, they somehow bounce back towards the end and save their Champions League spot. "We changed the formation and had a lot of success". Chelsea started the second half with more tempo and Footballer of the Year N'Golo Kante warmed David Ospina's fingers with a deflected drive from distance before Moses brought a fine save from Ospina after Costa played him in.

Author: 0 Kevin Love: Kyrie Irving was 'special' in Game 4

As the Cavaliers and Warriors prepare to meet in the NBA Finals for the third straight time , do we need to go back to and figure out the better team from a year ago? "Collectively, we can take away what an elite ( team ) looks like".

Sports Mertesacker: Critics just make me stronger
Author: 0 Mertesacker: Critics just make me stronger

Chelsea coach, Antonio Conte has reiterated that Victor Moses did not try to con the referee into awarding a penalty during Chelsea's 2-1 loss to Arsenal in the Emirates FA Cup final on Saturday. "I was in great form and it was a shame I didn't start the game". Mertesacker showed a mixture of composure, strength and leadership to patrol Arsenal's back three in his first start of the campaign.

Sports Antonio Conte defends Victor Moses dive, says he was exhausted
Author: 0 Antonio Conte defends Victor Moses dive, says he was exhausted

And maybe his last night managing an Arsenal team. "As a team we were not at our best". "We had outstanding performances", Wenger said. "They showed strength and unity and played spectacular football today". And scored his 30th goal of the season. "Our team had three centre backs out and he didn't go small, he went with the big fella and I wanted to give something back to this club and this team".

Sports Pirates RF Polanco exits with right ankle injury
Author: 0 Pirates RF Polanco exits with right ankle injury

Now it seems likely Polanco will miss more time after his sixth-inning collision with the right-field outfield wall along the foul line. Polanco was 1-for-2 in Monday's game before exiting with the injury. He was hit by a pitch and came home on Yasmany Tomas' single to left. Diamondbacks: Walker will throw in a simulated game Tuesday in Pittsburgh as he attempts to return from a blister on his right index finger.

Author: 0 Hamilton: Monaco most unusual Mercedes has felt

It was clear that, I think they had the same plan to be honest so the lead auto normally gets priority so if I had a choice at that point, sitting behind Kimi, if I was going in the pits first, that's maybe what you like to do, because you are sooner on the fresher tires so I think it's probably one of the rare occasions where the over-cut turned out to be positive, so I'm really glad I made that work.

Author: 0 Kvitova-makes-winning-return-at-French-Open-after-knife-attack

Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova, seeded 15th thanks to her protected ranking, faces American Julia Boserup . They bore t-shirts saying, "courage, belief, pojd!" - the Czech word for "come on!" Cutting a troubled figure on court, a world away from the feisty player who last season battled her way to two grand slam titles, Kerber lacked the pace and power to trouble a fellow left-hander.

Author: 0 There was no need for BCCI to meet PCB: Vijay Goel

Goel told Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to ask for the government's permission whenever they want to take a decision on playing with Pakistan. The Indian board was represented by BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary, CEO Rahul Johri and General Manager (Cricket Operations) MV Sridhar while the Pakistani delegation was led by PCB Executive Committee head Najam Sethi.

Sports John Terry will make a decision on retirement in June
Author: 0 John Terry will make a decision on retirement in June

Terry was an unused substitute for Chelsea's 2-1 loss to Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday as they were denied the double by Arsene Wenger's side. "For me, just honestly, genuinely, everyone keeps asking me and no-one believes me when I say that I've not got anything sorted". Given the defender is weighing up those options, he will not join former teammate Frank Lampard for the A licence course at Chelsea's Cobham training ground this summer.

Sports Manchester City Closing In On Benfica Goalkeeper Ederson
Author: 0 Manchester City Closing In On Benfica Goalkeeper Ederson

The 23-year-old has displayed all of the qualities that Pep Guardiola will be looking for in a long-term goalkeeper for Manchester City . When asked by one Portuguese news source, Ederson commented that he was unaware about interest from city but he explained that he had already played his last game with Benfica .

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger hits back at Tony Adams' criticism

As if it wasn't bad enough for the Gunners , it was reported today by BBC Sport that Shkodran Mustafi is a doubt for Saturday's game with a suspected concussion, the same injury that kept the German out of yesterday's 3-1 win against Everton .

Author: 0 Angelique Kerber is on Record Book

German world number one Kerber, the reigning US Open champion, dropped serve six times on her way to a 6-2, 6-2 defeat to Russian Federation s Ekaterina Makarova . 2-seeded Karolina Pliskova , the U.S. Open runner-up last year, against Zheng Saisai. Elsewhere on the opening day, Venus Williams battled past China's Wang Qiang with a 6-4 7-6 (7-3) victory.

Author: 0 South Africa dismiss England for just 153

Jonny Bairstow , recalled for this match, kept the Proteas at bay with a fine 51. Chasing a meagre 153, South Africa , riding on Hashim Amla (55) won the match easily. How can they not have done when England have improved so markedly in the past two years and provided some brilliant entertainment along the way. For South Africa , top of the International Cricket Council ODI rankings, this was a timely victory.

Sports Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors
Author: 0 Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors

How will Golden State guard Kyrie Irving? "And Brad (Stevens has) got them moving and cutting and playing with pace and everybody is a threat". The NFL and Major League Baseball have also had one instance in which the same teams met for the title three straight years.

Author: 0 Complete schedule and fixtures for warm-up matches of ICC Champions Trophy 2017

When we do well in India , there is no hype. People might say it is a question of life and death or redemption, but it's not the case for me. We had the best fielding side back then. "I think England are a very, very balanced side". "We will prepare for the game in the same way we prepare for other games. Hopefully these two practice games [against New Zealand and Bangladesh] will give me an indication about how well I go in this tournament, and how well my variations will come to fore", ...

Author: 0 Saul: United target Griezmann important but no one is above Atletico

I'm taking my holidays and I'm feeling satisfied, that's the outcome of winning a trophy at the end of the season, especially in the Europa League , a competition that I really like. "Now is for him to work because he will have holidays in August, and in August, I'll be working". "Ask Ed Woodward. He knows since March who I want, what I want and how much I want.

Sports Pjanic out to expose Real Madrid weaknesses
Author: 0 Pjanic out to expose Real Madrid weaknesses

Ronaldo admitted that it would be a tough battle and likened it to their Champions League final clash with Atletico Madrid , but he stressed that everyone at the club believed in themselves. Juventus " forward from Italy Moise Kean (L) celebrates with teammate Juventus' defender from Switzerland Stephan Lichtsteiner, Juventus' forward from Argentina Gonzalo Higuain (C) and Juventus' defender from Italy Andrea Barzagli (R) after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match at ...

Sports Five problems for Wenger and Arsenal
Author: 0 Five problems for Wenger and Arsenal

They did secure the FA Cup with a 2-1 victory over Chelsea on Saturday, but Adams added he hopes Wenger leaves the Gunners, reiterating his belief that any chance he had of coaching with the club was eroded under the Frenchman, who is out of contract and yet to confirm if he will remain at the Emirates.

Author: 0 Cavs book finals rematch with Warriors

Unlike a year ago, the Warriors have Kevin Durant . "It's a good step forward, as a season as a whole, but you leave with a little bit of a taste in your mouth - like not playing as well [in Boston ], and, man, you want to play well here because there is really no place like TD Garden in Boston ", he said .

Sports Warriors latest 'beast' to challenge James
Author: 0 Warriors latest 'beast' to challenge James

He's someone I've always looked at, seeing the way he played the game and mastered the game and gotten better and better every year. There is a solid chance the National Hockey League and NBA could both have repeat champions for the first time in awhile, but whether wounded survivors on ice or well-rested on the hardcourt, both series should make for close games and compelling viewing.

Sports Huddersfield Town Return to Premier League top flight
Author: 0 Huddersfield Town Return to Premier League top flight

In 2009 when I became chairman of this great club, I set out my motives and ambitions. "I'm so happy we've proven this is possible and we've brought this fairytale to a happy ending". "I never doubted it and always believed they'd go up", he told TalkSport radio. Huddersfield created their two killer chances of a tight match in the opening 15 minutes, neither of which they could make the most of.

Sports National Hockey League nears record number of 1-goal games this spring
Author: 0 National Hockey League nears record number of 1-goal games this spring

Yet the Pittsburgh Penguins responded the way they've always responded since Mike Sullivan took over as head coach almost 18 months ago: like champions. The 27-year-old hasn't played since Game 2 of Ottawa's first-round series against Boston. The Penguins took their second too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty of the game with 34 seconds left, but the Senators couldn't capitalize with the goalie pulled.

Author: 0 Pittsburgh coach's challenge is first in Stanley Cup Final

PITTSBURGH -Evgeni Malkin, Conor Sheary and Nick Bonino each scored a goal in the first period as the Penguins jumped out to a 3-0 lead. At that point, Pittsburgh had no shots since the first period, and that continued through a Penguins power play.

Sports Assistant coach confirms Conte will stay at Chelsea
Author: 0 Assistant coach confirms Conte will stay at Chelsea

After a gruelling 10-odd months, in which neither the players nor the managerial staff got any respite due to the non-stop footballing action, Conte is looking forward to unwind in the off season. I'm not interested in other clubs.I know Chelsea wants to sell players, but I told them, I have two years left in my contract and I won't go somewhere else just because they want so.

Author: 0 Wagner takes Huddersfield out of their comfort zone

If, however, the Yorkshire club can buck the trend of staying up after winning promotion via the play-offs - 15 of the 25 clubs promoted this way since the advent of the Premier League have gone straight back down - then even more cash is heading their way.

Sports James passes Jordan as Cavaliers eliminate Celtics
Author: 0 James passes Jordan as Cavaliers eliminate Celtics

The home team went just 3-3 in 2016, and the Warriors clinched the title at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland . Despite Sunday night's heroics, which ended a three-game SU road losing streak, the Celtics continue to trail badly on the series prices , sitting as +1,600 underdogs to knock off the defending champions and advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010.

Author: 0 Pittsburgh holds off Predators in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

The Penguins, still without a shot since the first period, went on the power play later in the third, after a delay of game call on P.K. Subban for putting the puck over the glass. The next game is Wednesday at 8 p.m.at PPG Paints arena. The Predators, who crashed the NHL's biggest stage for the first time behind Rinne and a group of talented defenseman, were hardly intimidated by the stakes, the crowd or the defending champions, trying to become the first repeat victor since Detroit in 1998.

Sports Can I watch ICC Champions Trophy warm-up game online?
Author: 0 Can I watch ICC Champions Trophy warm-up game online?

The left-armer was rusty coming back against West Indies previous year after a more serious foot injury kept him out of action for seven months, but he felt it would be a smoother return in England after positive signs at training. Australia ( squad): Steven Smith (captain), David Warner , Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood , Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson , Mitchell Starc , Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade and Adam Zampa.

Author: 0 India beat New Zealand by 45 runs in warm-up tie

After successfully hosting the event four years ago, England set to play hosts for one more time as the ICC Champions Trophy kicks off at The Oval when Eoin Morgan-led England take on Bangladesh on June 1. The match was curtailed by frequent rain breaks and the Indian spinners kept pegging away picking wickets at regular intervals. Ashraf's ability to bowl medium pace as well adds a lot of depth to the Pakistan line-up.

Sports Road to Redemption: Stephen Curry's Return to the NBA Finals
Author: 0 Road to Redemption: Stephen Curry's Return to the NBA Finals

Ultimately, Curry is still the face of this team and it won't be a surprise if he is the focus if Golden State wins. For starters, they have the "f-king playmaker " LeBron James demanded at point guard in Deron Williams . When you're watching Michael Jordan it's nearly like a god. I think the team is like 108 and 2. Asked how he felt heading into the Finals , which kick off Thursday, May 28 (Friday Manila time) at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, James said "I feel good ...

Author: 0 Round 3: Cavaliers and Warriors face off in NBA Finals

But don't tell the Cavaliers or Warriors that. "I'm not ready to coach yet", Kerr said Monday. LeBron was labeled as a superstar player who came up short in the big moments after that. It's not even the star that jolted from Oklahoma City to join Golden State . But these Finals mean more to one particular player than anyone. Those guys are going to challenge me, they're going to challenge our ballclub.

Author: 0 Shot-shy Penguins survive rally to claim Stanley Cup opener

Unfortunately for Johansen and the Preds, that's about the only activity the gifted forward will be able to do on the ice for a long time . Guentzel scored his playoff-leading 10th goal, though he snapped a personal eight-game drought. Without Ryan Johansen in this series, that duty falls on the shoulders of Filip Forsberg , now riding a seven-game point streak, and Viktor Arvidsson.

Author: 0 Petra Kvitova in French Open second round

Top seed and current World No. 1 Angelique Kerber tumbled out of the French Open in Round 1 yesterday after a straight sets loss to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova . American Serena Williams , ranked No. 2, is sitting out the rest of the season due to her pregnancy. Venus Williams started her 20th French Open with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) win over China s Wang Qiang .

Author: 0 Cavs headed back to NBA Finals with 135-102 win

Consider the 2016-17 Boston Celtics , whose season ended on Thursday with a 135-102 home loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. "We feel like we should be here, and we feel like we should be a championship-contending team". For the most part, the fans, at least the ones loyal or naïvely optimistic enough to remain in the arena for most of the game, seemed to be keenly aware of the fact that these Celtics had gone as far as their talent could take them.

Author: 0 Stanley Cup Notebook: Hungry Preds Look To Take Down Champs

It all changes Monday night, when the story lines go from theories and thoughts to a real-time, on-ice matchup of Pittsburgh , chasing its second straight Cup and third in nine years in a city that has grown accustomed to hockey celebrations, against Nashville, a first-time finalist in a festive town learning to love hockey on the fly.

Author: 0 Steve Kerr says he's not planning to coach Game 1 of Finals

Now when he went to Miami we couldn't just load up strong side on him. "Talent will only get you so far. When that team was assembled ... so you kind of gotta pick your poison". "I'd like to see a great Finals ", he said. The Portland Trail Blazers , Utah Jazz and a depleted San Antonio Spurs had no answers. With this, many are wondering, who is the better player, King James or His Airness? "He's one of the most unsafe guys we have in the world already", James said of Durant Sunday ...

Author: 0 Steve Kerr not planning to return for Game 1 of NBA Finals

He's 28-6 in two postseasons with Cleveland . Bartolo Colon, the Angels' 2005 Cy Young Award victor (21-8, 3.48 ERA) way back when he was a 32-year-old, is in danger of getting removed from the Braves' rotation with a 2-5 mark and 6.96 ERA after his first 10 starts.

Sports Hunt for a place in finals begins as Mumbai play Pune
Author: 0 Hunt for a place in finals begins as Mumbai play Pune

Mumbai Indians celebrate a win at IPL 2017 . Mumbai Indians needed 17 off the final over bowled by Mohit Sharma , and 10 off the last four deliveries. It's been either fifty-plus scores or single-digit ones for Lendl Simmons in the four innings that he's played so far and MI will be counting on his familiarity with Wankhede to fire at the top of the order.

Sports Moses, an honest player, did not plan to dive, says Conte
Author: 0 Moses, an honest player, did not plan to dive, says Conte

Diego Costa equalised for Chelsea late in the second half, after Chelsea had lost Victor Moses to a second yellow card for diving, but Wenger's men had the flawless response as Aaron Ramsey bagged the winner three minutes later. Arsenal dominated the first half and could have doubled their advantage but Danny Welbeck struck the woodwork with a header and Ramsey chested the ball against the same post on the follow-up.

Author: 0 Makarova stuns top seed Kerber in French Open 1st round

Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova downed outclassed Julia Boserup of the United States 6-3, 6-2, falling to her knees in celebration in the moment of victory before weeping at the net. Kvitova, the 15th seed and a semi-finalist in 2012, fired nine aces and 31 winners past Boserup, making her Paris debut at the age of 25. "And the expectations are also from me really big, of course, because I know what I can do, what I did previous year", said Kerber, who won two of the three ...

Author: 0 Fabregas cagey on Chelsea future

The Frenchman watched his side end what has been a hard season on a high by beating 10-man Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley to lift the FA Cup for the third time in four years. They played a good game", Courtois said during his post match interview after the game. "I'm happy for the manager ", Ramsey said on the pitch. He said, "I think the first goal was very odd".

Sports Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has terms on two-year contract agreed
Author: 0 Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has terms on two-year contract agreed

The 67-year-old's future is expected to be finalised on Wednesday or Thursday this week and Wenger heads into those talks on the back of a performance he believes is justification for a contract extension. "For me, the contract does not have special meaning but, because of the debate, maybe I should have sorted that out earlier". "We were going for an English double in Antonio's first season in the country and in the Premier League we had to win 30 games - we had to break a record - to ...

Sports Kyrie Irving: Kyrie Irving drops 42 points in Game 4 win
Author: 0 Kyrie Irving: Kyrie Irving drops 42 points in Game 4 win

But Kevin (Love , 28 points) and Kyrie (Irving , 29 points) had it going early and they played well, so it kind of got him out of rhythm a little bit in that first half. "I think it's a great thing for the league, contrary to popular belief where everyone says it's boring", Green said Friday. After playing three halves against the Cavaliers , the Celtics said Thomas was done for the season.