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Author: 0 Cavaliers rally past Celtics in Game 4

In the following game after he scores less than 20 points, James has averaged 27.8 points. James closed it with 15 points in the fourth, including a 3-pointer with 3:52 remaining for a 106-97 lead. They lost the first two games by a combined 57 points. "I mean, LeBron James understands how to play the game, and he understands what this team needs from him".

Sports Victor Cruz agrees to one-year deal with Bears, reports say
Author: 0 Victor Cruz agrees to one-year deal with Bears, reports say

He posted 19 touchdowns between the two years, and only six since. Still, why would the Giants be interested in submarining the stock of a fan favorite like Cruz just to get him off the team? After a lackluster 2016, the Giants opted to cut the beloved wide receiver, and Cruz is now searching for answers as to why.

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

We can not go to Boston 2-2 and then it becomes nearly an even series". Cleveland's high-scorer was Irving, who notched a career playoff high of 42 points. Entering Thursday's contest, he stands at 5,960 points during his legendary career, just 28 points away from surpassing another legend in Michael Jordan .

Author: 0 Nishikori beats Ferrer to set up Djokovic showdown in Madrid

Dimitrov worked two more match-points, both thwarted, and Thiem played some big-time winners to earn two match points of his own, earning the last with a backhand volley victor, and he drew one last error from Dimitrov for victory, 7-6 (9).

Sports Rooney left out of England squad
Author: 0 Rooney left out of England squad

Wayne Rooney appears to be facing the end of his time with England and Manchester United having "more or less" decided his future at Old Trafford and been exiled from Gareth Southgate's latest squad . The door is not closed on an global return for the forward, who had hoped to end his Three Lions career by leading his country in Russian Federation next summer, but Southgate has placed him firmly behind Marcus Rashford , Jermain Defoe , Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy in the pecking ...

Author: 0 Penguins hoping for reinforcements against Senators in Game 5

Dumoulin added the third Penguins goal less than four minutes later with his shot from the left point caroming off the skate of Dion Phaneuf and into the net. We are debuting a new format today, transitioning away from the Monday morning long read - debating five topics at a time - to instead hit the hottest topics as they happen and before they cool off.

Sports LeBron's critics return after stinky Game 3 performance
Author: 0 LeBron's critics return after stinky Game 3 performance

The struggles endured by Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during Sunday night's shocking 111-108 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, extended even beyond the court. ATL on 5/4/16). "LeBron seemed detached. He was not driving to the basket like he did nearly every other playoff game", Pluto says. Furthermore, Golden State leads all playoff teams in points per game (118.3), field goal percentage (50.2) and assists per game (27.8), and it is ...

Author: 0 United Kingdom police stop sharing information on Manchester attack with U.S. after leaks

The extremist group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, which was the deadliest in Britain since 56 people were killed in an attack on the London transport system in 2005. British police chiefs said the breaches of trust between security service partners were undermining their efforts. Several people have stepped forward - from neighbors to mosque leaders and community workers - to complain about the lack of action by authorities after they reported their worries about him ...

Author: 0 Frugal Narine helps put KKR one step closer to final

You can expect a very long night today in Bengaluru , thunderstorms are forecasted around 6 PM to 10 PM, a Super Over will decide the victor in case rain denies a full match . Karn did his reputation no harm as he ended with figures of 4-0-16-4. With half their Eliminator completed, Kolkata Knight Riders' players must have sat in their dugout, cursing.

Sports EUROPA: Man United beat Ajax to trophy, secure UCL ticket
Author: 0 EUROPA: Man United beat Ajax to trophy, secure UCL ticket

The opening ceremony was also changed to reflect the events. Victory enabled United to complete a sweep of European trophies. Mkhitaryan was happy to fulfil his colleagues' prophecies after helping the Red Devils reach the Stockholm showpiece with five European goals this term.

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

On a poignant night in Stockholm, coloured by vivid thoughts of Monday's fatal terror attack in Manchester, United's supporters sang tributes to their grieving city, but also to their manager. "This happened in Manchester but everywhere we have to be a united world to fight for peace and to have no more attacks". "For me, it's the most important trophy of my career", said Mourinho, who is never shy of hyperbole.

Author: 0 Maria Sharapova denied wildcard place at French Open

Sharapova's first round win in Rome meant her ranking, now 211, will have improved enough to gain a place by right in the Wimbledon qualifying tournament held the week before the tournament, which start on July 3. Melodium was only banned at the beginning of 2016 but Sharapova said she had been taking it for over 10 years as she was magnesium deficient and had recorded several irregular electrocardiography (EKG) tests.

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

The injury is a sobering reminder of why you don't want to give opponents life as the Cavaliers did Sunday in squandering a 16-point lead and falling 111-108 in Game 3. But he tightened his shoes and was able to stay in the game. Obviously, James' foul trouble had a lot to do with that. Lue should have warned James to be careful, too, as the superstar picked up four fouls and spent the final 6:46 watching from the bench, unable to help his team.

Author: 0 Warriors Beat Spurs to Reach NBA Finals

Before the "Cleveland" in the third match of the series with "Boston" lost the advantage to 21 points than the presented " Golden State " a few extra days of rest before the final battle. The Spurs were missing Kawhi Leonard , Tony Parker , and David Lee. "But, at the end of the day, a win is a win and you have to beat whoever is out there against you".

Sports Mertesacker: Wenger future is no excuse
Author: 0 Mertesacker: Wenger future is no excuse

A final where we have to turn up on that day. The honours were split when both teams clashed in the just concluded EPL season. Mertesacker has not started a game in nearly 13 months and Wenger admitted selecting the German might depend on the formation Arsenal play.

Author: 0 Mkhitaryan Wouldn't Have Scored Last Night If It Wasn't For Ander Herrera

Touched by the events so close to home, Herrera had the victims in his heart as he lifted the Europa League trophy in the Swedish city. There might not be quite the hype surrounding Shaw anymore but that could be a blessing in disguise for Liverpool , who might be able to sign a potentially world-class player from one of their direct rivals and in the process make it a decision United will come to truly regret.

Sports Off-Duty Police Officer Among Dead in UK Blast
Author: 0 Off-Duty Police Officer Among Dead in UK Blast

On Tuesday night Theresa May announced that the UK's terror threat has been raised to critical , meaning another attack may be imminent. The head of Britain's domestic intelligence agency MI5, Andrew Parker, cancelled his attendance at an worldwide anti-terrorism meeting in Germany this week as intelligence forces work round the clock on the Manchester attack investigation.The Palace of Westminster, which houses the UK Parliament, has been closed to the public for regular tours following ...

Sports Manchester United win Europa League, qualify for Champions League
Author: 0 Manchester United win Europa League, qualify for Champions League

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that victory ensured Manchester United qualified for the group stages of next season's European Champions League. "That's why yesterday we didn't want to have the press conference because we had to prepare ourselves to do our job and to try to forget events that are obviously much more important than our job".

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Author: 0 "Turkish Tyson" - Kickboxing sensation Gokhan Saki signs with UFC

While Saki's grappling deficit is likely to be targeted by many of his UFC foes, rumors have suggested he's spent the years since his last kickboxing bout training exclusively for MMA. His kickboxing record boasts 83 wins and just 16 losses, and 59 of his 83 wins have come by knockout. Writing on his official Facebook page today, Saki referred to himself as " The best investment the UFC has made since Conor McGregor ".

Sports Jesus Navas & Gael Clichy leave Man City after contracts expire
Author: 0 Jesus Navas & Gael Clichy leave Man City after contracts expire

Clichy, also 31, won two Premier League crowns and twice lifted the League Cup in the six years he spent at the club after joining from rivals Arsenal . "His hard work, dedication, professionalism and desire to win have been apparent every single day". 'He showed his versatility numerous times this season, operating at full-back and doing so with distinction.

Author: 0 Durant tops Curry as favorite for Finals MVP

Before we get to Durant vs. LeBron - this is the second time they will have met in the Finals - let's simply reaffirm the obvious: this National Basketball Association season has been one of the great wastes of time in the history of organized sports.

Sports Dumoulin fends off Quintana to keep Giro lead
Author: 0 Dumoulin fends off Quintana to keep Giro lead

It left pundits questioning whether the 28-year-old, a former key teammate of Cadel Evans when the retired Australian was still fighting for Tour de France honours, still had the stomach for the formidable challenge of fighting for victory over three tough weeks of bike racing.

Sports Kohli, Kumble demand 150 per cent hike for Grade 'A' players
Author: 0 Kohli, Kumble demand 150 per cent hike for Grade 'A' players

Through a joint presentation to Committee of Administrators (CoA) and BCCI in Hyderabad on Sunday, Kohli, via video conference, and Kumble proposed a new three-tier gradation payments system with Test players being paid the highest followed by One-day worldwide and T20 players.

Sports Nobody can talk - Pogba feels Manchester United silenced critics
Author: 0 Nobody can talk - Pogba feels Manchester United silenced critics

Midfielder Juan Mata added: "It was a very hard week for a lot of us and for the city of Manchester and we tried to win for all the people who have suffered". The defeat means Ajax will not qualify directly for next season's Champions League competition and will have to take part in the qualifying rounds.

Sports China curbs big spending clubs with new money rules on foreign transfers
Author: 0 China curbs big spending clubs with new money rules on foreign transfers

Under the latest mandate, the first financial curb on irresponsible deals, loss-making clubs which pay a transfer fee for a new player must invest an equivalent amount in a government-run fund set up to cultivate young home-grown talent. But the top companies and wealthy entrepreneurs who own Chinese clubs have answered Xi's call by rushing to buy stakes in overseas clubs and to import foreign players in a series of high-profile signings.

Sports MLB investigates Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar over apparent homophobic slur
Author: 0 MLB investigates Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar over apparent homophobic slur

The organization You Can Play, which advocates for "equality, respect and safety" for LGBT athletes and fans, is commending Pillar for addressing his slur, but the group has taken issue with his first explanation. "I hope people see this as just an error in judgment". In the following inning, they emptied again after Jays slugger Jose Bautista flipped his bat following a home run and then had words with Atlanta catcher Kurt Suzuki when he reached home plate.

Sports Totti confirms his last Roma match on Sunday
Author: 0 Totti confirms his last Roma match on Sunday

The 40-year-old forward is expected to become a director at the Serie A club, the only one he has represented since making his debut in 1993. Roma need to beat Genoa on Sunday to finish second in Serie A and qualify for the Champions League group stage next season.

Sports NFL Moves 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa Bay from LA
Author: 0 NFL Moves 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa Bay from LA

Previously, teams cut down their 90-man training-camp rosters in two steps: to 75 on the Tuesday before the final preseason games on Thursdays, and to 53 on the Saturday afterward. In the preseason and regular season, overtime will now be 10 minutes instead of 15. Some have proposed to get rid of overtime altogether, but doing so wouldn't solve anything.

Author: 0 Backups pitching in for Mariners, Blue Jays

Biagini made 52 pitches over four innings (two hits, one unearned run, four strikeouts) in a no-decision Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays, a game won 2-1 by Toronto. The Mariners (17-19) have lost two in a row. Liriano gave up seven earned runs in two innings on Wednesday, starting and ending his night in extremely poor fashion, but the Jays rallied twice, before Ryan Goins hit a bases-loaded walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth to win the game 8-7.

Author: 0 Stan Kroenke statement released after Usmanov bid

Kroenke Sports and Entertainment added it was "a committed, long-term investor in Arsenal and will remain so". Ironically, Everton take on Arsenal in the last game of the season at the Emirates on Sunday and it will be interesting to see if Usmanov is present at the game or not, along with Moshiri.

Author: 0 Mata and Smalling describe extra Europa League motivation after Manchester attacks

The coach has only lost two finals, surrendering the 2004 Portuguese Cup to Benfica when in charge of Porto and the 2013 King's Cup to Atletico Madrid while with Real Madrid . "We came without the happiness we should bring with us, because when you come for these big matches, you come happy, you come proud". "I don't need to attack at that moment but Wayne was ready, he is in the best moment of the season, He can perfectly be here next season as he's a very important player, if he stays with ...

Author: 0 Expect heavy travel, higher prices Memorial Day weekend

The strong growth in travel by auto comes despite gas prices in Maryland that are higher than a year ago, $2.37 on average compared to $2.31 in 2016, according to AAA's Daily Gas Watch. HOV restrictions on Interstates 66 and 395 will be lifted on Memorial Day. The national average price for a gallon of regular gas Tuesday was $2.36, or 8 cents more than 2016, according to data at AAA.

Author: 0 British police make two more arrests after Manchester bombing

Manchester police hope to resume intelligence sharing soon, but are furious with a story in the New York Times that included photos of the crime scene, the BBC reported , without saying where it got the information. But Manchester United fans stood together in defiant mood as their team's triumph in European football's Europa League final brought some much-needed smiles to a city still in pain.

Author: 0 Ferguson's 26-year Man Utd reign unmatchable - Wenger

Latest media reports have indicated that Wenger will sign a new contract whatever the result at Wembley Stadium, in the face of disillusionment with his stewardship by many Arsenal fans. Jurgen Klopp's side came close twice during the 2015/16 season, losing out in the EFL and Europa League finals, and Milner believes a top-four finish should give them the platform on which to build.

Sports Abraham set for Chelsea departure
Author: 0 Abraham set for Chelsea departure

Both Brighton and Newcastle are looking to bolster their squads this summer following their respective promotions to the Premier League, and have identified Abraham as a transfer target. Chelsea are confident that with one more season in the Premier League, Abraham will be ready to make an impact for them during the 2018/19 campaign.

Author: 0 Larson on pole after Busch error

The victor was knocked unconscious and had to be excavated from his auto. The driver, the late Davey Allison, went to the hospital and his damaged auto did not go to victory lane. If a driver uses those tires in the final segment, he or she will have to start behind drivers who use the harder compound. Including giving up field position for a softer tire.

Sports Manchester United Win Europa League
Author: 0 Manchester United Win Europa League

The match was overshadowed by Monday's terror attack at the Manchester Arena, which killed 22 people , and a minute's silence was observed before kick-off in front of a boisterous but respectful crowd at Friends Arena. "Especially after what happened (in Manchester) we wanted to win this and we'll bring the trophy back". We are just football players but we have an audience so we want to work together for a normal world.

Author: 0 Final: Cavaliers 112, Celtics 99

James recorded four personal fouls in the first half for the first time in his career and was used sparingly in the rest of the match. The team need to win the next three games if they are to reach the NBA Finals. That next level for Kyrie resulted in a third quarter for the ages, where he dropped 21 points and only missed one shot. The Cavs shot 71 percent in the second half , but Lue was happier with his team's defense.

Sports Aly Raisman calls out airport worker for 'muscles' comment
Author: 0 Aly Raisman calls out airport worker for 'muscles' comment

She said a man at the TSA stared and her and said he "didn't see any muscles". "If u are a man who can't compliment a girls (muscle emoji) you are sexist". Late a year ago, she revealed that boys at her school teased her when she was younger because they found her muscular arms "weird and gross", as first reported by People.

Sports Manchester United win Europa League title
Author: 0 Manchester United win Europa League title

Manchester United claimed their second major trophy of the season and secured Champions League football as they overcame Ajax to win the Europa League final in Stockholm, BBC reports. Mourinho said: "If we could we would change people's lives for this cup - we wouldn't think twice". "It had nothing to do with qualifying for the Champions League", he said.

Author: 0 Ajax star slams Manchester United's tactics in the Europa League final

Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the goals for Manchester . According to the Danish press , Schone had expected more of a Manchester United side that contains some of the best players in the world. Wayne Rooney made a brief appearance as a substitute with a minute left and the game won, being handed the captain's armband by Antonio Valencia on what could well be his farewell appearance for United.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho explains his Europa League final celebration to Man United fans

Reminders of the attack were everywhere at Stockholm's Friends Arena, from United's black armbands to the chants of " Manchester! " from their fans, while Pogba, too, was grieving, following the recent death of his father. "It is the end of a very hard, but good season", Mourinho said after the win. "It means the last piece in the puzzle", Mourinho said, "a club with every trophy in the world of football".

Author: 0 Man Utd boss Mourinho targets 2

Manchester United's win against Ajax on Wednesday night meant they have now won more major trophies than any other English club as they edged arch rivals Liverpool in the process. So the season was the victory of pragmatism and the people who respect the opponent and try to exploit the opponents' weakness. Mourinho , a UEFA Cup victor with Porto in 2003 and two-time European champion, has now won all four of the major European finals he has contested.

Sports Europa League 'We played for the people who died' - Pogba
Author: 0 Europa League 'We played for the people who died' - Pogba

But the world goes on and does not stop and we have to do our work. I agree with the UEFA decision to play the match. "Obviously there's happiness from our achievement", Mourinho said. United were already an attractive proposition to leading players, but now that they are back among the elite, having won a third major trophy in 12 months, they are also a club with a track record for winning, and that appeals to star names even more than the money on offer to play at Old Trafford.

Author: 0 Mourinho relishes United's 'victory of pragmatism'

He said: "I am happy but I want to dedicate this to the victims". "We played intelligently, we did it in a comfortable way". As for Ajax coach Peter Bosz , the frustration was clear as his side faltered in their bid to win their first European trophy in 22 years.

Sports Mourinho defiant after Ajax criticise Manchester United style
Author: 0 Mourinho defiant after Ajax criticise Manchester United style

It was a special victory for the players, club and the coach two days after the city of the Old Trafford was a target of terrorist attack that claimed 22 lives, including those of children in a concert at Manchester Arena. "We wouldn't think twice". "For me, it was a victory of a fantastic group, but based on pragmatism and based on humble principles. But a very very good season", said Mourinho at his post-match interview.

Author: 0 Europa League final: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'here to help'

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho has reiterated that he'll field a youthful side against Crystal Palace in the final league game of the season with an eye on Ajax three days later. "They research a lot on the subject and that is why they are better than everyone else, and doctors want back Zlatan to do research on him". The first of United's 14 European games so far in 2016/17, away to Feyenoord in Rotterdam in mid-September, is the only one in which United have not scored, so our video ...