Author: 0 Spurs start Jonathan Simmons over Kawhi Leonard for Game 2

Draymond Green's three-point play put the Warriors ahead 109-106 and after an Aldridge miss, Curry made a driving layup to lift the Warriors ahead 111-106. "We just controlled what we could control and played smarter", Curry said. "We need to get slapped and come back and play Game 3 and see who we are".

Sports Back to Boston: LeBron, Celtics meet again in postseason
Author: 0 Back to Boston: LeBron, Celtics meet again in postseason

Boston has yet to beat the Cavs this season with Cleveland at full strength. Horford must be able to knock down his perimeter jumpers to keep Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love out of the paint. Alot of this will come down to matchups. Coach Brad Stevens' lineup tinkering, shuffling in and out 11 to 12 players, finally buttoned-up eight or nine, tops.

Sports • Jazz fall prey to Durant breakout in Game 3
Author: 0 • Jazz fall prey to Durant breakout in Game 3

Gordon Hayward overcame a poor Game 1 and slow start in this one to score 33 points, and Rudy Gobert had 16 points and 16 rebounds before fouling out for a Jazz team missing injured point guard George Hill . "I think there's some places I go where I should definitely get booed". I don't know if this is one of them. They're fine for now, but the Warriors will do well to put the Jazz down for the count tonight to avoid the potential wear and tear and technicals that could come in ...

Sports Ronaldo's Hat-trick Moves Real Close to 12th Champions League Title
Author: 0 Ronaldo's Hat-trick Moves Real Close to 12th Champions League Title

Cristiano furthered his lead as the all-time top scorer in the Madrid derby games by scoring his 400th goal , putting his team on a very firm course in defending their title in the final match on June 3 in Cardiff . One of Atletico's few chances to equalise came soon after as Kevin Gameiro was played in on goal and tried to take a touch around Keylor Navas, but the Madrid goalkeeper got a hand to the ball to cut out the play.

Author: 0 Celtics win draft lottery, 76ers to pick third

We don't know which Nets pick. mind you. "I know I can play the pick and roll", Monk said. Had Los Angeles fallen out of the top three, it would have forfeited the pick to Philadelphia . "Now it's our turn four years later to take some benefits from the trade". With Washington point guard Markelle Fultz and UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball expected to go first and second, the Suns are likely looking at a draft prospect list that includes Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox, Kansas forward ...

Author: 0 Manchester United reports £3.8m loss

He joked it would have been even worse had referee Michael Oliver not sent off Ander Herrera in March's FA Cup quarter-final at Chelsea - an incident he blamed for United's 1-0 defeat. Victory in that match in Stockholm would ensure qualification into the more prestigious, and more lucrative, Champions League for next season, which would serve to boost the club's revenues in 2018.

Author: 0 What time is it? Who has qualified? Who can England face?

Should they safely see off the Pool A runners-up, the All Blacks would then most likely face England , the Pool C winners, in the semifinals. Ireland and Scotland will meet in Pool A , which also contains hosts Japan , in possibly the easiest group of the four that contains the only all-Six Nations showdown.

Sports Man United to announce James Rodriguez signing
Author: 0 Man United to announce James Rodriguez signing

The £86million man has had a fantastic first three years at the La Liga club, and only signed a bumper new deal back in October. Conte's Chelsea and Mourinho's Manchester United are reportedly vying for James Rodriguez's services. However, AS add that they believe Real do not intend to confirm James' exit until after the Champions League final on 3rd June. Reports in Rodriguez's native Colombia suggest that United will announce the deal as early as this Sunday.

Sports LeBron, Love put Cavs in command
Author: 0 LeBron, Love put Cavs in command

The Toronto Raptors are allowing 43.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game. Two nights earlier, James shot a three-pointer over Toronto shot-blocker Ibaka, but not before pausing to spin the ball twice in his hands, as if he was lining up to shoot a free throw.

Sports Mourinho: Why I Lost Temper With Wenger On Touchline
Author: 0 Mourinho: Why I Lost Temper With Wenger On Touchline

I didn't give them the match, I tried to win, but we lost. "I left Highbury, they were crying, I left Emirates, they were crying". "For example, the match against Chelsea (which United won 2-0), I could feel they (the fans) wanted to play".

Sports Celtics take down Wizards 115-105; now face Cavs
Author: 0 Celtics take down Wizards 115-105; now face Cavs

Washington Wizards guard John Wall, left, and Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas speak on the court after Game 7 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, May 15, 2017, in Boston . The Celtics then opened the fourth quarter on a 9-2 spurt, but Bradley Beal kept the Wizards alive until Olynyk buried them. Unlike numerous previous games in this series, it was the Celtics who jumped out to the early advantage, leading 10-2 after the first few minutes.

Author: 0 Who could still be relegated from the Premier League?

But we had one target, to stay in the Premier League. Spurs will play at Wembley next season before playing next door to their current home from the 2018-19 campaign onwards. Delighted a the turnaround, Clement said: "I am very proud of what we have achieved in the second half of the season". "When you put into context where we were when I arrived - bottom of the table with just 12 points from 19 games - it's been a collective effort from everyone connected to the club".

Sports Willett and McIlroy to assess back injuries before BMW PGA Championship
Author: 0 Willett and McIlroy to assess back injuries before BMW PGA Championship

As well as winning four Major titles, McIlroy has won two World Golf Championship events and four FedEx Cup playoff tournaments, with his victory in last year's Tour Championship giving him the overall title and $10million bonus. Singh would surpass the 52-year-old Sam Snead as the oldest victor in PGA Tour history with his first victory since 2008. England's Ian Poulter was a shot further back as he looked to capitalise on retaining his PGA Tour card after fellow professional Brian Gay ...

Sports Around the NHL: Pair of Game 5s Coming for Conference Finals
Author: 0 Around the NHL: Pair of Game 5s Coming for Conference Finals

The Predators allowed more than three goals in this postseason for the first time in Sunday's 5-3 setback but can take solace in the fact that the next two games are at Bridgestone Arena, where they have won nine in a row in the playoffs since back-to-back defeats against Anaheim a year ago.

Sports Popovich on Game Two Blowout: 'Lack of Edge'
Author: 0 Popovich on Game Two Blowout: 'Lack of Edge'

They have no remorse in embarrassing teams on the court, and with the Spurs entering Game 2 wounded, Golden State was more than happy to put them out of their misery. Pachulia left the game injured for a Warriors team already without key reserve forward Andre Iguodala , held out because of soreness in his left knee that limited him to 10 minutes in Game 1 .

Author: 0 Rohit, Shami included in India's Champions Trophy squad

Pant, 19, was named among five players kept on standby , with Suresh Raina, Kuldeep Yadav , Shardul Thakur and Dinesh Karthik. India will defend their title in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 which will once again take place in England. MSK Prasad, the chairman of selectors, rated him as a key batsman in crunch situations and said he could not remember even a single day in the last 10 to 12 years when Dhoni was bad behind the stumps.

Author: 0 Boston Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers second

A month later, they were traded to the Brooklyn Nets in a massive deal that involved multiple first-round picks going to Boston. The Lakers, meanwhile, were given the No. The timeline for the team's rebuilding simply doesn't make a whole lot of sense by making a major move this offseason past selecting the best player available on their board (read: whoever the Celtics didn't select between Markelle Fultz and Ball).

Sports MS Dhoni was magnificent, says Smith after RPS reach IPL 2017 final
Author: 0 MS Dhoni was magnificent, says Smith after RPS reach IPL 2017 final

There are very rare occasions when you get a good wicket to bat on but whatever wicket you get, you have to play at least 20 overs for your side. And it has become quite a tough time for Steve Smith and MS Dhoni to think how to manage the things now in the team for its good performance in the playoffs of IPL 2017.

Sports Keith Urban Sings US National Anthem At Nashville Predators Game
Author: 0 Keith Urban Sings US National Anthem At Nashville Predators Game

Last month, 34-year-old Underwood surprised Predators fans with her own National Anthem performance ahead of the Preds' first-round Stanley Cup playoff against the Chicago Blackhawks. "I don't blame Carrie Underwood or Luke Bryan or any of the other acts who have performed", said Morgan. Cheering on the Nashville Predators is a family affair.

Author: 0 Watch match highlights of Man City 3-1 West Brom

Their pressing game to win back the ball was ideal for keeping Albion under the cosh. But Guardiola, whose side finish their campaign at Watford on Sunday, said: "I don't understand how the managers speak for the other clubs". But whilst the Belgium worldwide edges ever nearer to claiming the most assists this season, he has officially registered the most by any City player in a single Premier League campaign.

Sports Nadal Stays Perfect During Claycourt Season, Beating Thiem in ATP Madrid Final
Author: 0 Nadal Stays Perfect During Claycourt Season, Beating Thiem in ATP Madrid Final

The victory also moves Nadal above Roger Federer to fourth in the world rankings. "To win against Novak by that score you have to be playing very well, otherwise it's impossible", said Nadal . "After that I went for it". "I am convinced that Thiem will be a candidate to win big tournaments in the following years". Djokovic hasn't reached a final since winning his first tournament of the year in Doha in January.

Sports Nine Is Fine: Mavs NBA Lottery 'Celebration' Ends As Expected
Author: 0 Nine Is Fine: Mavs NBA Lottery 'Celebration' Ends As Expected

The Los Angeles Lakers did everything in their power to stay in the top-3 of this year's draft which meant a lot of losing. They will pick sixth overall in next month's draft. Dallas went 2-8 in their final 10 games of the season but surprisingly won their last game in Memphis. "So Dorian Finney-Smith, Yogi Ferrell, there's nothing you could say or do to them to say 'Don't play hard or try to lose this game.' That wouldn't be right, and I don't think National Basketball Association team would ...

Author: 0 Pablo Zabaleta to leave Manchester City in the summer

Paper Round's view: In the first couple months of the season you wouldn't have bet on Toure being at City in January let alone for next season but the Ivorian deserves credit for the way he has turned things around, and therefore he also deserves a new contract.

Sports Sharapova on course for Wimbledon after opening win in Rome
Author: 0 Sharapova on course for Wimbledon after opening win in Rome

Lucic-Baroni has been one of several vocal players critical of the number of wildcards Sharapova has received, including at Rome to the detriment of Italy's Francesca Schiavone who is in her past year on tour, since her return from a doping suspension where she hid supplements she was taking from the WTA and ITF.

Author: 0 Rashford has more to offer - Jesse Lingard

It doesn't matter, 2-0 at Old Trafford will do it. "We will go to England to make a great game and get a great result ". "But the opponent was hard, the match was hard, the stadium was hard, so I can not be happier with the players and their work".

Sports Harden Missing; Leonard-less Spurs Rout Rockets, Win Series 4-2
Author: 0 Harden Missing; Leonard-less Spurs Rout Rockets, Win Series 4-2

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has a simple game plan for his Australian point guard Patty Mills and the rest of the National Basketball Association team to follow against the Golden State Warriors. Winners and Whiners have the Warriors winning at -10.5. Teams had previously been 0-10 during the 2017 playoffs. "You lose Kawhi Leonard and you lose Tony Parker, so it's the next man up with the San Antonio Spurs ".

Author: 0 Pat Cash would not hand Maria Sharapova a wildcard entry for Wimbledon

Wimbledon have always done things their own way, following whatever path they think is right, but after the French Open decided not to award Maria Sharapova a wild card it seems increasingly likely that the All England Club might come to the same decision next month.

Sports LeBron, Celtics will meet again in postseason
Author: 0 LeBron, Celtics will meet again in postseason

But Washington turned things around, thriving at times under Brooks and finishing with 49 wins, and its guard tandem could smile Tuesday while discussing the perceived rift between them. We got the number one seed, and they didn't give us a chance. They don't ever give us a chance, and we just keep going. We only can worry about us and what we can control and our effort and that's all we care about.

Sports Real name suspended Nacho in squad ahead of appeal result
Author: 0 Real name suspended Nacho in squad ahead of appeal result

Both teams are level on points. "I expect Celta's players to be professional, as they always are against Real Madrid , and to give the maximum possible". Los Blancos were due to play at Balaidos in early February, but the game was postponed after high winds damaged a stand and what followed was an angry exchange of words between Vigo mayor Abel Caballero and the Bernabeu hierarchy.

Author: 0 Sharapova misses out on French Open wild card after doping

If tennis is the meritocracy idealists want to believe it is, then give Sharapova a spot in the qualies and let her play her way in. Even with Serena in the semi-finals and finals past year, the tournament had the unsightly appearance of wide areas of empty seats in the lower half of Court Philippe Chatrier.

Author: 0 Chelsea manager Conte targets record 30th Premier League win

It is something I really appreciate and I work a lot. But I am Chelsea through and through and sitting there watching my club go on to do what they have done this year has been fantastic. 'But I'm delighted with all the experiences and opportunities I have had'. Then if we have the possibility to improve these records, we must try. I'm more than likely to use that more as a cover bet for the remainder of my picks however, and I like the widely available 11/4 (3.75) available on Chelsea to ...

Author: 0 Lucky Celtics win draft lottery

They could come to the conclusion that Thomas' value will never be higher and make the tough decision to flip him and his valuable contract for some younger pieces. But there appear to be other options out there - better fits - that could help Boston immediately. "And now there's certainty and clarity". "We're gearing up at the right time ".

Sports Mourinho can't resist a dig at Arsenal and Wenger
Author: 0 Mourinho can't resist a dig at Arsenal and Wenger

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs has expressed his delight with Arsene Wenger's decision to play with three at the back. He is a big manager. I think he did an wonderful job and I think Alexis [Sanchez] knows his name because the kid really played very well."It was hard for me to manage the game because the players that I wanted to replace are the players that, in principle, start the game on Thursday".

Sports Liverpool thrash West Ham; Hull City relegated
Author: 0 Liverpool thrash West Ham; Hull City relegated

Jose Mourinho bizarrely insisted that rival clubs would envy his side's position. I have a contract with Liverpool , there are two games, there are a lot of chances for us to be in the Champions League next year. "We want to do this, we want to be successful". "I'm pretty sure they'll want to enjoy football at Anfield, they'll want to try anything and that makes life hard for us".

Author: 0 Nadal top Goffin to reach semis — Madrid Open

I was enjoying very much". The Indian saved the only breakpoint he faced in the match and broke his opponent thrice. Meanwhile, Djokovic advanced when Kei Nishikori withdrew before their quarter-final because of a wrist injury. Kyrgios got broken at love in game 3 and it was clear that he is not in the match anymore, just waiting for everything to be over. Seemingly lacking the pace and height for a returnable shot, the Serb done the impossible and returned the deftest of volleys ...

Author: 0 Zidane reveals only condition he can continue as Real Madrid manager

The match was even when Karim Benzema came up with a spectacular move to set up Isco's goal . "It is going to be something special", said the Frenchman, who played for Juve between 1996 and 2001. "The squad should get the credit because it is they who are playing, running, fighting on the field". Previously free-scoring Monaco were then held at arm's length in the semi-finals.

Sports Nacho suspension lifted hours before Celta Vigo game
Author: 0 Nacho suspension lifted hours before Celta Vigo game

It would be their first title in five years. Real Madrid need at least a point at Celta Vigo to keep the Spanish La Liga title in their hands. They'll do their best not to get a card. While Gareth Bale and Dani Carvajal are injured for the tie, Nacho is suspended for picking up his fifth yellow card of the season. Nacho gave the hosts the lead in controversial fashion as he curled home a quick free kick with the Sevilla defence caught unawares and their protests towards referee ...

Author: 0 Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again

So one would logically think maybe it will take longer, but I'm hoping that's not true and we'll have him for Game 3. "I don't think we're going to know until Friday and Saturday, probably". "I'm going around behind the bus and I get this phone call". Gregg Popovich's time will be spent working to get his San Antonio Spurs to wake up, before it's too late.

Sports Djokovic, Nadal set up Madrid Open semifinal
Author: 0 Djokovic, Nadal set up Madrid Open semifinal

The triumph at his home tournament gave Nadal his 72nd career title, and 52nd on clay. Rafael Nadal has won his fifth Madrid Open title courtesy of a straight-sets victory over Dominic Thiem this evening. Nadal , who was out for much of past year because of a wrist injury, has won 30 of his last 32 sets going into the tournament in Rome this week.

Sports Arsene Wenger rules out Arsenal swoop for Jordan Pickford
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger rules out Arsenal swoop for Jordan Pickford

A second-half double from Alexis Sanchez sealed victory for Arsenal , who peppered Jordan Pickford's goal with 36 attempts at the Emirates Stadium . "If you look at the number of points we can make, it's one of the best in the last 10 years". "It's a Tuesday night, maybe people thought it would be an easy game and we had less people, yes".

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho Looks To Europa League Final After Tottenham Hotspur Defeat

The Europa League final against Dutch side Ajax next week - the victor goes into the next Champions League - will have immediate and massive ramifications for Manchester United's financial fortunes. With the medical staff and with the coaches, we are pushing all the time. United chief financial officer Cliff Baty added: "The increase in net debt.

Author: 0 "I am committed": Pochettino moves to kill exit rumours

When asked if there was a buy-out clause in his contract, Pochettino said: "No, there is no buy-out clause in my contract ". "There are many rumours, but I am committed to the club". Rose had returned to training with Spurs, but has now required further treatment and reports suggest that the 26-year-old will miss the start of next season.

Author: 0 Alonso sets October deadline for McLaren to start winning

The. The Spaniard has been dogged by problems in the opening four races of the season as McLaren and Honda have failed to give him a vehicle capable of competing. "This year the cars are good to drive", he said. As for the possibility of Alonso rejoining Ferrari, the Scuderia's team principal Maurizio Arrivabene said cryptically: 'Why do we have to start talking about something that is distracting us?' Fernando Alonso: " Obviously, it's not an ideal start to the weekend as we completely ...

Author: 0 Maria Sharapova Just Moved A Step Closer To Wimbledon

Bernard Giudicelli announced the decision a day after former world number one Roger Federer said he was skipping Roland Garros to focus on the grasscourt season, meaning that the French Open will start on May 28 without two of the circuit's most commercially attractive players.

Sports Bayern bast Kimmich reports
Author: 0 Bayern bast Kimmich reports

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge also moved to refute transfer stories surrounding Kimmich earlier in the week, describing rumours as "monstrous fallacy". Kimmich has failed to hold down a regular starting place under manager Carlo Ancelotti this season, having made 15 starts in his 25 appearances in the Bundesliga.

Sports Redskins sign Bob Marley's grandson after minicamp tryout
Author: 0 Redskins sign Bob Marley's grandson after minicamp tryout

Tulane AthleticsNico Marley had 50.5 career tackles for loss in four seasons at Tulane. He was a two-time first-team All-AAC selection who led the Green Wave in total tackles with 88 as a senior. The 5-foot-8, 195-pound Nico Marley was viewed as a tweener prospect that possibly could play safety in the NFL. He had 319 tackles, 6 1/2 sacks and four interceptions in 49 games.

Sports Penguins forward Bryan Rust injured on high hit from Dion Phaneuf
Author: 0 Penguins forward Bryan Rust injured on high hit from Dion Phaneuf

All indications pointed to the Pens dressing seven defencemen for Game 3 on Wednesday night - the series is tied 1-1 - with Trevor Daley returning from injury and Mark Streit playing for the first time since April. Schultz looked to have injured his shoulder in Game 2, while Rust left the game after being on the receiving end of a big Dion Phaneuf hit. Streit would be getting his first playoff action with Pittsburgh.

Author: 0 WTA criticises reasoning for Maria Sharapova's French Open wildcard snub

Sharapova's return from a 15-month ban has split opinion in tennis circles, with some players arguing she is being given special treatment after receiving wild cards for tournaments in Stuttgart, Madrid and Rome. If she reaches the Rome semis she would be inside the cut-off point for the main draw.Sharapova stunned the sporting world past year when she stood up in a Los Angeles hotel to say that she had failed a doping test for meldonium - a drug that she said she had "legally" taken ...