Author: 0 Cavs oust Celtics in five games

I will be back with a preview of that series before game one. Kelly Olynyk another. Marcus Smart stepped into the starting lineup, and rookie Jaylen Brown helped out from the bench. "This is great learning for all of us, how far we have to go". After signing Al Horford in the offseason - the biggest free agent acquisition in the history of the NBA's most-decorated franchise - the Celtics rode him and Thomas to the No.

Author: 0 Three-time champ Helio Castroneves records top speed at Carb Day

Every driver in IndyCar dreams of winning the Indy 500 , and so do several who aren't in the league. "In my generation, he's the best", said Tony Kanaan , the 2013 victor of the Indy 500 and Dixon's teammate. Whereas in the race, patience, navigating traffic, and overall execution - especially on pit road - over 500 long miles is a foremost requirement. "Some guys are still in trouble and they're trying to find a setup, which is very hard to do now", Klotz said.

Author: 0 Cavaliers cruise past Celtics into National Basketball Association finals

That was reality for the Cavaliers on Tuesday night, as Irving set a playoff-career high with 42 points in Cleveland's 112-99 win over the Boston Celtics . Avery Bradley led Boston with 23 points. Had Andrew Bogut not gotten hurt, he would have added some center minutes, but because he did, now the Cavaliers have to double down on trying to win the "math problem" and get 3's to the Warriors' 2-point buckets.

Sports National Football League cuts down overtime from 15 minutes to 10
Author: 0 National Football League cuts down overtime from 15 minutes to 10

Overtime in the regular season has been officially reduced from 15 minutes to 10 minutes. "Our focus in this process is this building should host multiple Super Bowls over many generations, and we need to make sure we deliver a building that is an exceptional, Super Bowl-quality building", Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff said last week.

Sports Moses sent off following dive in FA Cup final
Author: 0 Moses sent off following dive in FA Cup final

Arsenal heads into an uncertain off-season, with the club out of the Champions League next season after a fifth-place finish in the Premier League. The defender put in an assured performance and kept Chelsea striker Diego Costa quiet for much of the game.

Author: 0 Djokovic, Nadal drawn into same half in Roland Garros

Djokovic , who completed the career Grand Slam when he won in Paris for the first time in 2016, faces Spain's world number 65 Marcel Granollers in the first round of this year's French Open . "That just wraps it up", said Venus who has never got beyond the quarter-finals in Paris since her runners-up spot 15 years ago. Riding high on his recent title wins in Barcelona and Monte Carlo, Nadal remains the top draw by far for Roland Garros .

Author: 0 FArsenal Cup ... Gunners claim record 13th title after beating Chelsea

Moses was shown a second yellow card in the second half by referee Anthony Taylor for a dive in the box under pressure from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. "It wasn't easy [to lose], but it was still a good season". Fabregas was roundly jeered by the Arsenal half of Wembley as he made his way on to the pitch, but he has backed former boss Arsene Wenger to continue, with the Frenchman's future set to be decided at a board meeting on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Pro basketball: Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

Irving was quiet in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, but he was unstoppable over the last four games against a Celtics team that boasts one of the better crews of perimeter defenders in the National Basketball Association with Avery Bradley , Marcus Smart , Jae Crowder , Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier .

Sports Holmes, Stanley used birdies at No. 17 to tie for Players lead
Author: 0 Holmes, Stanley used birdies at No. 17 to tie for Players lead

A more logical explanation would be the exacting nature of TPC Sawgrass, which had McIlroy scrambling and head-shaking his way through a back nine that featured two double bogeys. "It was a full 6-iron, under the first tree, and if I hit it just right it was going to go over the next two trees", he said. Garcia's round was different.

Author: 0 Kerber hoping to avoid early exit at Roland Garros

The men's draw revealed a few mouthwatering quarter-finals if all hold seed, including a clash between defending champion Novak Djokovic and rising star Dominic Thiem. After less than an hour of play at Roland Garros, the first rain drops of the tournament have started to fall at Roland Garros stadium. Petra Kvitova provides one of the tournament's feel-good storylines with the two-time Wimbledon champion making a shock comeback in the French capital.

Author: 0 Subban's approach to Preds: Open mind is (Cup) gold mine

The Senators frustrated the Penguins for a few games with their clogging approach, but that puzzle looks to be solved based on Pittsburgh's recent dominance. A stellar attack collides with a spectacular defense as the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins take on the upstart Nashville Predators in a Stanley Cup Finals full of contrasts starting on Monday.

Sports Woman chained in container to get $25000 cold case reward
Author: 0 Woman chained in container to get $25000 cold case reward

Police at the farm said they found three bodies: Carver's, as well as those of Johnny Joe Coxie, 29, and his wife, Meagan Leigh McCraw Coxie, 25. A Spartanburg County sheriff's investigative report says Kohlhepp "confessed to investigators that he shot and killed" the owner, service manager, mechanic and bookkeeper of Superbike Motorsports, a high-performance motorcycle shop in Chesnee, South Carolina.

Sports Leo Messi & Theo Hernandez score golazos in the Copa del Rey final
Author: 0 Leo Messi & Theo Hernandez score golazos in the Copa del Rey final

Luis Enrique celebrated with his seven-year-old daughter by his side, waving his winner's trophy and singing the club's anthem in front of the Barcelona fans who traveled to Madrid. Javier Mascherano was stretchered off after an early clash of heads with Marcos Llorente and, although that collision did not constitute a foul in the eyes of the referee , Alaves' combative approach could have seen Edgar Mendez punished with more than a yellow card when he trod on Samuel Umtiti's leg.

Sports Romero believes he has proved himself after Europa League final
Author: 0 Romero believes he has proved himself after Europa League final

Paul Pogba has not justified his costliest player in the world this season. The 19-year-old was being played out of position until Ibrahimovic suffered a cruciate knee-ligament injury that needed surgery. After the win on Wednesday night, his message was simple. And it is Champions League qualification that has boosted United's confidence, according to the Manchester Evening News .

Author: 0 Sidney Crosby spent Game 6 getting bullied by the Ottawa Senators

Coach Guy Boucher knows what is at stake. The Senators and Penguins will face off at 8 p.m. ET Thursday night at the PPG Paints Arena . The Ottawa Senators have won six of their last eight games when allowing three or less goals. "We have a long way to go". "I approach it as an opportunity to play and enjoy the game for everything it is. That's all we're asking for". After the review, officials deemed Trevor Daley pushed Craig Anderson into the net with his stick, which negated the ...

Sports Arsenal defeat Chelsea to lift 13th FA Cup title
Author: 0 Arsenal defeat Chelsea to lift 13th FA Cup title

Likewise, pressure will need to be exerted on Chelsea's top men lest they grow comfortable. Just five minutes into the match on Saturday, the Gunners moved in front through Alexis Sanchez . Taylor saw right past the attempted deceit and gave Moses his marching orders. Will FA Cup win buy Wenger some time? Even down a man, we were able to tie the game up thanks to Diego Costa .

Sports Fist-pumping Wenger delighted as Arsenal boss lifts FA Cup
Author: 0 Fist-pumping Wenger delighted as Arsenal boss lifts FA Cup

Asked if he was in a position to clarify his future after the match, Wenger told the BBC: "I've always been very clear on that". I love this competition. "This team has suffered, but they're united and they responded". They showed strength, unity and we played spectacular football here again today.

Sports Arsenal win FA Cup to deny Chelsea double
Author: 0 Arsenal win FA Cup to deny Chelsea double

Arsenal's Francis Coquelin, Olivier Giroud, and Granit Xhaka celebrate after Aaron Ramsey (not pictured) scores their second goal against Chelsea during FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. So far, though, Arsenal's board have stayed silent on whether they share that view. After blocking N'Golo Kante's attempted clearance on the edge of Chelsea's box, Sanchez ran through to skewer a shot past Thibaut Courtois, only for an offside flag to be raised against Ramsey.

Sports Alexis Sanchez dedicates FA Cup win to Arsenal fans
Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez dedicates FA Cup win to Arsenal fans

Aaron Ramsey , who scored the winning goal at Wembley Stadium, certainly hopes there isn't change in the dugout. Ramsey said: "Of course, I want Arsene to stay. Fabregas had been introduced in place of Nemanja Matic just after the hour mark, with the Spain worldwide unhappy to have been given a watching brief beforehand.

Author: 0 Maria Sharapova opts against Wimbledon wildcard request to enter qualifying

Later Downey sent around a circular to stakeholders such as Wimbledon - who are set to deny Sharapova a main-draw wildcard - explaining the negotiation with the 30-year-old Russian's agent, Max Eisenbud. However her hopes of securing a wildcard are now looking slim especially after the French Open denied her enter into the tournament. Writing about her planned grass court schedule, Sharapova said: "A few months ago, I received a wild card offer from Birmingham, one of my most memorable ...

Author: 0 NBA Finals: Buckle up for Cavs-Warriors 3.0

It felt like we grew as the year went on. But Cavs-Warriors III is one moment where the real thing could be better than even anything we've imagined these 12 long months. You already know the story of KD (AKA "The Servant") leaving OKC for Golden State to form the super-est of super teams. The Warriors subtracted their fifth and sixth best players, but added one of the top three talents in the National Basketball Association.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers crush Boston Celtics to book title clash with Warriors

On July 4, with a 351-word post on The Players' Tribune, Durant announced he was joining the Warriors . Here's what we learned from the Eastern Conference Finals clinching win. It's worth reiterating, their dominance simply could not be stifled despite Boston's best efforts. "I think the first thing for me was seeing the excitement on Kyle (Korver's ) and Deron (Williams' ) face", James said .

Sports Phillies Hall Of Fame Pitcher Jim Bunning Dies At Age 85
Author: 0 Phillies Hall Of Fame Pitcher Jim Bunning Dies At Age 85

Bunning's death Friday was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. Bunning was a staunch conservative, first as a US representative from Northern Kentucky's 4th Congressional District and later as a two-term USA senator.

Author: 0 Mourinho in line for new Man Utd contract

Asked about Griezmann on Sky F1, Mourinho said: "I don't know - Ed Woodward knows since March who I want, what I want how much I want". The trophy is not the only lift the club gave the city as United and Manchester City pledged £1 million (US$1.3 million) on Thursday to an emergency fund set up for the victims and their families.

Sports Keuchel solid in return from DL as Astros down Orioles 5-2
Author: 0 Keuchel solid in return from DL as Astros down Orioles 5-2

Jake Marisnick and Carlos Beltran each homered to back a solid start by Joe Musgrove, and the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 on Friday night. Welington Castillo went 1 for 4 with an RBI, while Chris Davis went 1 for 4 with a triple and a run scored on a wild pitch from Astros' reliever James Hoyt.

Sports Koscielny to miss FA Cup final
Author: 0 Koscielny to miss FA Cup final

We do still chat, as I did with Louis van Gaal and with David Moyes. "Would it be a nice farewell?" "They would have to play Mertesacker in the middle because of his lack of pace and then Chelsea would play diagonal balls to Costa who will sit on Monreal and he will win every header and they will go from there".

Sports Monaco GP qualifying: Raikkonen bags pole, Vettel second and Hamilton 14th
Author: 0 Monaco GP qualifying: Raikkonen bags pole, Vettel second and Hamilton 14th

Hamilton made frequent complaints about the auto. Hamilton's hopes were ruined when Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne went into the barriers at the Swimming Pool exit, yellow flags flying. "They'll cross examine both cars to understand if there's anything different". It is shaping up to be a thrilling season, with four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel holding a slender six-point lead on three-time champion Lewis Hamilton.

Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas Contemplating Surgery For Bum Hip

Thomas injured the hip in March and aggravated it in the second-round series against Washington. Leonard is a game changing player, and his defense was single handedly shutting down the Warriors. Thomas says he told doctors that whatever happens, he needs to come back even better - "and I will". His 57-point game against the Spurs last season was a masterpiece.

Author: 0 Wenger says FA Cup win has no bearing on his future

No matter what the naysayers keep saying about Arsene Wenger , the fact is that the boss has led Arsenal to their third FA Cup win in 4 years, and against a record-breaking Chelsea team . "I think we were unlucky". For now, Arsenal fans will smile and celebrate: There's no denying that in the history of the FA Cup , Wenger is the greatest manager, and Arsenal is the greatest club.

Sports Predators rally to beat Ducks
Author: 0 Predators rally to beat Ducks

After the game, Kesler said it's about being "better than the guy across from you". Well, that's up for debate. Anaheim's Ryan Kesler and Nashville's Ryan Johansen chirped and exchanged slashes, as well as other forms of creative stick work.

Sports Dixon has pole, Alonso has spotlight for wide-open Indy 500
Author: 0 Dixon has pole, Alonso has spotlight for wide-open Indy 500

He makes an exception, though, for the checkered ring on his left hand - a regular reminder of his career-defining victory at the 2014 Indianapolis 500 . Andretti, who came within a whisker of winning the Indianapolis 500 as a rookie in 2006, has felt a relief from the pressure he has normally felt since that May day.

Author: 0 Cavs back in Finals

Golden State punched its ticket by sweeping the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals , while the Cavaliers finished off the Boston Celtics in five games to win the Eastern Conference. Deron Williams , who had been quiet for most of the series, also got in on the act with a series-best 14 points for Cleveland . "I wear the number because of Mike".

Sports This Is When My Arsenal Future Will Be Clearer - Arsene Wenger
Author: 0 This Is When My Arsenal Future Will Be Clearer - Arsene Wenger

And Gooners won't have to wait much longer for an announcement with one expected as early as Wednesday. "We had some hard moments but I spent every minute of my season on full commitment and we never give up and that is why today I am more proud than usual because the team and myself refused to give up and we finished the job in a positive way".

Sports Arsenal Win Another FA Cup Final, Beat Chelsea 2-1
Author: 0 Arsenal Win Another FA Cup Final, Beat Chelsea 2-1

Another Wembley triumph arguably vindicates Arsenal's reported decision to offer Wenger - out of contract at the end of this term - a new two-year deal despite a season of criticism. I don't imagine Chelsea will ever make a mistake of this sort again, it really is an embarrassment for those responsible. "But we dug deep and Rambo got us the victor and we've got the FA Cup once more".

Author: 0 Raikkonen storms to long-awaited pole, Hamilton to start in 14th

Bottas reckons Mercedes can fight with Ferrari for the win but admits he is hoping for a Safety Car to potentially throw the race wide open. A fifth place finish was frustrating for the Australian, who had come into the race having taken pole a year ago and stressed that he was much better than what his final position would suggest.

Author: 0 Cavs Advance to Their Third Consecutive Finals

Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an nearly inevitable third date in the Finals with Golden State by rallying to beat the Boston Celtics 112-99 on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Author: 0 Oliseh, Ikpeba Celebrate Arsenal's FA Cup Win, Urge Wenger Stay

I never had any word with any journalist in 20 years when they criticise my opinions and it is the same with the fans. "I believe that it is a positive trend but it would be a bit ridiculous that 20 years depends on one game and that the future of the club depends on one game".

Sports Mertesacker stands tall in Arsenal's FA Cup title victory
Author: 0 Mertesacker stands tall in Arsenal's FA Cup title victory

And with the match winding down, Costa somehow failed to beat Ospina after being set up by Hazard in the box while Ozil smashed against a post for the final real chance of this epic FA Cup final . Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both had shots fly off target before Chelsea amazingly leveled, through Costa on 77 minutes. Asked whether the memory of a punishing loss might have a negative impact on Chelsea's Premier League defence, Conte was quick to point towards the paucity of the ...

Author: 0 Real Madrid lands 33rd La Liga title

Messi finished the season as top scorer in the league with 37 strikes, ahead of Suarez on 29 and Ronaldo on 25. "Do not worry the fans of Real Madrid ". I try to do my job the best I can, I feel very comfortable playing next to these players. I'm not a saint but nor am I a devil. Looking ahead to the Champions League final on June 3, when Madrid face Juventus in Cardiff, Ronaldo added: "We know it's going to be a very hard final but we have to enjoy this victory first, after five years ...

Author: 0 Isco ends doubts over Madrid future after leading them to title

Real Madrid won the Spanish league for the first time since 2012 with a 2-0 win over Malaga on Sunday. Isco started Sunday's 2-0 win at former club Malaga as Madrid claimed LaLiga for the first time since 2012, setting up Cristiano Ronaldo for the opener, and the Spain global midfielder has no plans to leave the capital.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger Announcement: Arsenal boss reveals when he will reveal decision

It's a brilliant way for Arsenal to end the season with Wenger picking up yet another FA Cup trophy, but ultimately it probably won't be enough to settle the discontent and anger that has been seen at the club this season. "I saw a contact with Moses and the defenders but I don't know if there is a contact for the penalty or not". However, Wenger did accept that the uncertainty surrounding his future has not helped Arsenal this term.

Sports Fabio Capello: 'Manchester United are a boring team'
Author: 0 Fabio Capello: 'Manchester United are a boring team'

It means that, having also got Champions League football for next year, United also won two trophies this campaign which, according to Rooney, means his side had greater success that Tottenham. "We went out focused to win and we won for Manchester and the country". "For all the players, this is the first final". Peter Bosz's men had sparkled in this competition on their way to the final, playing in a manner the coach describes as the " Ajax way" - pressing quickly, passing swiftly.

Author: 0 Cavs seal NBA series, LeBron passes Jordan

At the very moment where the clock ran out in that series, the person James was embracing was Durant — telling the then-Thunder star, his offseason workout partner at the time , how proud of him he was. He finished the night with 35 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in 35 minutes. Jordan eventually returned to the court with the Wizards in 2001, following three seasons away from the court, but he failed to reach the playoffs in his final two seasons with Washington.

Author: 0 Nicky Hayden (1981 - 2017)

Click to get weekly celebrity death news delivered to your inbox . This season he was with the Red Bull Honda team . Raised in a racing family in Kentucky, Nicky, along with his brothers Tommy and Roger, all rose through the ranks to become professional road racers.

Sports FC Barcelona win Copa del Rey in Luis Enrique's last game
Author: 0 FC Barcelona win Copa del Rey in Luis Enrique's last game

Luis Enrique said: "The press room isn't where I have felt most comfortable". "The Uruguayan striker was already set to miss the Copa del Rey final on Saturday due to suspension after being sent off in the second leg of the semi-final against Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou".