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Author: 0 Dillon wins Coca-Cola 600 in for first NASCAR Cup victory

The race victor was the only non-Toyota driver in the top-five. The Coca-Cola 600 was red-flagged with 257 laps remaining in the 400-lap race because of lightning in the area and the cars were taken off the track. Busch retook the lead from Truex inside the final 10 laps of the opening stage. Pole sitter Kevin Harvick led the most laps (42), but Busch passed him late in the first stage for the playoff points.

Author: 0 Ferarri's Vettel wins Monaco GP, Raikonen finishes at close second

Mercedes failed to score a podium today, Bottas had the best finish while Hamilton came home in P7 after starting from P13. Briton Jenson Button , back for one race to replace two-time champion Fernando Alonso, racing at the Indianapolis 500 later Sunday, retired his McLaren fter a collision with Pascal Wehrlein's Sauber.

Author: 0 LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as No. 1 all-time postseason scorer

They were crowned National Basketball Association champions in 2015 but were defeated last year as Cleveland's 52-year wait for a major sporting title came to an end. Game 5 was his 125th career postseason game, while Jordan played 179 playoff games in his career. It has nothing to do with passing the rings, passing the points, passing MVPs.

Author: 0 South Africa's De Villiers angry at 'ball-tampering' inference

Ben Stokes raises his bat after scoring his century. Tomorrow's final match of the series at Lord's is a dead rubber and Stokes, whose fitness concerns remain after he bowled just three overs following his batting heroics, will surely be rested.

Sports F1 2017: Sebastian Vettel Wins Monaco GP Ahead Of Kimi Raikkonen
Author: 0 F1 2017: Sebastian Vettel Wins Monaco GP Ahead Of Kimi Raikkonen

Schumacher , the sport's most successful driver who won five of his seven titles with Ferrari from 2000-2004, famously built a team around him and was seen as the clear number one at Maranello. Finally, on lap 60, Button saw an opportunity to pass as they were lapped by Raikkonen and dived down the inside of Wehrlein's vehicle at the Portier corner.

Sports Arsneal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win record 13th FA Cup
Author: 0 Arsneal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win record 13th FA Cup

Fresh from winning a record 7th FA Cup title with Arsenal on Saturday, Arsene Wenger was buzzing after masterminding a 2-1 win over arch-rivals Chelsea . We knew they would play well as they have the last weeks. "If the club really want to sell me and there is an offer from a different club, I will stay", he said.

Author: 0 Shy Sato braces for spotlight after Indy 500 win

Sato , from Tokyo, and Castroneves had a battle for the last 10 laps of the race, exchanging the lead in a white-knuckle finish. The victory was a popular one with the fans and marked Sato's second career win with the Verizon IndyCar Series and first on an oval.

Sports Monaco GP: Bottas 4th, Hamilton 7th as Ferrari grabs 1-2
Author: 0 Monaco GP: Bottas 4th, Hamilton 7th as Ferrari grabs 1-2

It was the 82nd 1-2 in the team's history and celebrated noisily by the tifosi who had thronged into the circuit overnight. Championship leader Vettel trailed pole-sitter Kimi Raikkonen for the opening phase of the race, but emerged from his one and only pit stop ahead of his Ferrari teammate after stopping later.

Author: 0 Cleveland's LeBron James dominates, locks up seventh straight NBA Finals berth

But they also showed how badly they need him. James took over the crown with with a deep 3-pointer from the left wing with 2:40 left in the third quarter of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals . The first one came on the opening possession of the second half, and it was awfully reminiscent of the Game 7 dagger over Curry. Then, after spending much of his free time flying cross-country to be with his family, Thomas had a tooth knocked out in Game 1 of the conference semifinals ...

Author: 0 The "threematch": It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

In Game 2, he scored 53 points - one shy of John Havlicek's franchise record. Meanwhile, Avery Bradley scored 14 points of his own. Cleveland won the three road games in the series by a combined 90 points, the last two by a total of 77. "But right now, I can't say that he's going to be coaching". "I wear the number [23] because of Mike". He then added, "We all gave our heart every single night".

Author: 0 AB de Villiers upset over ball-tampering allegations

England insist their actions are precautionary and that all three should be fine when their bid to finally win a global 50-over title begins later this week but it must be a concern that three important players are carrying knocks. England all-rounder Ben Stokes has said that he is hoping to "get a clearer picture" of the injury sustained to his left knee after undergoing a scan.

Author: 0 Vettel ends Ferrari's long wait for Monaco victory

Ferrari kept Vettel out in front until he had a big enough margin over Raikkonen to pit and resume in the lead, which he successfully managed on lap 39. "It is the first time for a long, long time that it has worked here", Vettel told Sky F1. "I am OK", he said on team radio. "The strategists said P10 was probably the maximum today, so it feels great to have beaten that target".

Author: 0 Cavs' Kevin Love: We're defending champs, not Finals underdogs

I don't feel like we're underdogs. Those guys are going to challenge me. Love comes into the Finals this year playing at a much higher level than that, having averaged 22.6 points, 12.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks per game in the Cavs' Eastern Conference finals win over the Boston Celtics .

Author: 0 Jason Kokrak has career-best 62, leads Byron Nelson by 5

Hahn tapped in to match Day's birdie at the 10th and slotted in a 15-footer at the next, before all three players dropped a shot at the par-four 12th. Kokrak went into the weekend with a five-stroke lead, the largest ever after 36 holes at the Nelson. Jutanugarn, defending the first of her five tour victories past year, had a 70 to also reach 4 under.

Author: 0 Vettel wins Monaco Grand Prix ahead of Raikkonen

Ferrari , though, will surely take this as a big win. "When you see the guys singing the national anthem it's impossible not to get goosebumps". Red Bull driver Max Verstappen managed to finish in this Monaco GP, and in fifth to boot.

Sports Olynyk shows Celts the way past Wizards, into conference finals
Author: 0 Olynyk shows Celts the way past Wizards, into conference finals

Wall's go-ahead 3-pointer lifted him to 26 points with eight assists in Game 6 after shooting just 1-for-9 with three points in the first half. "We needed it", Olynyk said. If Wall and Beal are playing well, the rebounds and second chance opportunities the Washington big men are getting may give the Wizards the little extra they need.

Author: 0 Takuma Sato First Japanese Driver to Win Indianapolis 500

Takuma Sato became the first Japanese victor of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday when he denied Helio Castroneves a record-tying fourth victory as the two traded the lead in the closing laps. "I'm really happy for Honda". "As soon as Dixon crashed, I really got scared", Bourdais said. "I can not imagine how it's going to be". It's going to be huge.

Author: 0 Should the NBA Finals be a best of 19?

Kevin Durant has made the Warriors the scariest team on the planet. That was illustrated in a league-best 67-victory season by the Warriors leading the National Basketball Association in offensive efficiency and finishing second in defensive efficiency.

Sports Liverpool thrash West Ham, Crystal Palace crush Hull City
Author: 0 Liverpool thrash West Ham, Crystal Palace crush Hull City

The home side edged into an early lead through Wilfried Zaha , and further goals from Christian Benteke , Luka Milivojevic and Patrick van Aanholt settled the tie, and sent Hull into relegation. "He brought that to Hull which is huge for a club struggling, everyone had written them off when he arrived". Now we have to analyse it. "We will talk in the next few days".

Author: 0 Ian Poulter to play PGA Championship after European Tour invitation

The 21-year-old finished three ahead of Ian Poulter and Louis Oosthuizen . For those trying to catch Kim in The Players Championship , and for thousands of fans who anticipated the drama this tournament so often delivers, the infamous par-3 17th hole with its island green represented the best chance that the pressure might finally get to him.

Author: 0 Ageless Langer makes history with Senior PGA victory

He'll be back at it next week, playing in the Memorial Tournament. Both players had their tee shots come to rest roughly 30 feet from the hole, with Langer lagging inside a foot and tapping in. The 54-year-old Singh still plays a full PGA Tour schedule with occasional starts on the over-50 tour. I have always said that records are made to be broken, and congratulations on your ninth senior major.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving steps up play in Eastern Conference Finals

Everybody knows the conference finals are just a tuneup for the Cavs' inevitable - or as conspiracy theorists call it, "pre-ordained" - rematch with Golden State for the championship belt. Thomas had his front tooth knocked out in Game 1 of the conference semifinals against Washington, but it was a lingering hip injury he aggravated later in the series against the Wizards that would end his season prematurely.

Sports LeBron James Took Care Of Business
Author: 0 LeBron James Took Care Of Business

Thomas averaged a career-high 28.9 points per game and helped lead the Celtics to a 53-win regular season. With their 135-102 win vs. the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday, the Cavaliers will face the Golden State Warriors for the third consecutive time in the NBA Finals .

Author: 0 Takuma Sato holds off Helio Castroneves for Indy 500 win

Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, and the TV commentators from his home country couldn't contain themselves the final five laps . He was the leader for 27 laps . Pole sitter and former Indy 500 champ Scott Dixon was involved in a horrific crash in which his vehicle flipped and went airborne, crashing into a retaining wall, then flipping and skidding upside-down with most of the back end missing.

Author: 0 Now Warriors' All-Star, Durant was once their 2nd choice

It made me go back to that. On July 4, with a 351-word post on The Players' Tribune, Durant announced he was joining the Warriors. Later that offseason, James ended up taking his talents to South Beach and leading Miami to four straight NBA Finals, winning two of them.

Author: 0 LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader

After playing three halves against the Cavaliers, the Celtics said Thomas was done for the season. He continued, "So I think that helped shape my game". Jordan won six championships in six NBA Finals appearances, while James is going for his fourth. Quotable - Coach Tyronn Lue , on how his team came together in the Playoffs ...

Sports Defiant Arsene Wenger confident Arsenal's FA Cup triumph has silenced the doubters
Author: 0 Defiant Arsene Wenger confident Arsenal's FA Cup triumph has silenced the doubters

They've united and responded. Chelsea stepped up attack in the second half but their effort suffers a heavy blow in the 68th minute, when Victor Moses was sent off for getting his second yellow card for diving. "It's the board who has to decide who will lead the club in the future and I have after to decide if they want me, do I say yes or no". Many expected the Germany worldwide to be off the pace against Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and the like, but he hardly put a foot wrong after ...

Sports Diego Costa Would Only Leave Chelsea For One Club
Author: 0 Diego Costa Would Only Leave Chelsea For One Club

Costa scored 22 goals this season in firing Chelsea to the Premier League title for the second time in three seasons at the club. For the first time in 20 years Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League and many think this is the last roll of the dice for Arsene Wenger .

Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas To Celtics: Sign Big Free Agent; Contract Extension Can Wait

A grudge match between Golden State and Cleveland is just flat out better than if the Spurs, Celtics , Rockets, or Wizards had made it to the big series. But on the eve of the postseason, his sister died in a vehicle accident in Washington state. Zaza Pachulia missed games with a heel contusion but should be ready for Game 1 while Andre Iguodala looks to have recovered from his knee injury that caused him to miss a game.

Author: 0 Guardiola: Barcelona and Bayern would have sacked me for trophyless season

But Toure apologised on behalf of Seluk and was recalled to the team before Christmas. "They are professionals, they will play to win", Guardiola said. Manager Tony Pulis , whose side slipped a place to ninth after a sixth loss in seven matches, said: "City deserved to win the game - they were better than us".

Author: 0 Alonso 'definitely' wants to return to Indy 500

The others were Dan Wheldon, Franchitti, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alexander Rossi . Castroneves was disappointed to fall short of the four-time winners club - particularly since it was his third runner-up finish. That impact sent Howard across the track, where Dixon had nowhere to go. Helio Castroneves narrowly missed the Dixon wreck. Castroneves' vehicle took some light damage to its left rear, but Team Penske was able to make repairs during the ensuing pit stop.

Author: 0 Man Utd will challenge for PL title next season - Lingard

Less than 48 hours after a terror attack killed 22 people and injured many more at Manchester Arena, the club's fans, players and staff stood unbowed in Stockholm . Rooney made his own personal pledge alongside the £1 million collective donation by United and their neighbours Manchester City . We come without the happiness that we should bring with us because when you come for these big matches, you go happy, you go proud and we didn't.

Sports Barca duo not ready for senior Korean side - Stielike
Author: 0 Barca duo not ready for senior Korean side - Stielike

Kieran Dowell's second-half goal ensured the Young Lions reached the second round with South Korea also qualifying as group runners-up. The move backfired as England played out a tame 1-1 draw despite being up against a team they were expected to comfortably beat and who had lost 3-0 to tournament hosts South Korea on Saturday.

Author: 0 Takuma Sato wins 2017 Indianapolis 500

The 1996 Indy 500 victor spun and contacted the Turn 2 SAFER Barrier in the No. 44 Lazier Racing-StalkIt-Tivoli Lodge Chevrolet. It was an aggressive attempt to pass that has been second-guessed plenty over the years (including this excellent Motorsport.com feature published just a few days ago ).

Author: 0 Takuma Sato of Japan wins the Indianapolis 500

Japan's Takuma Sato became the first Asian victor of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday when he denied Helio Castroneves a record-tying fourth victory as the two traded the lead in the closing laps. "I know how big this news is going to be tomorrow when they wake up in Japan". Castroneves has finished runner-up three times. But fearing he would wind up in the wall, Castroneves lifted as Sato sped past and waited for a second chance that never materialized.

Author: 0 Stokes passed fit for second ODI

England's 70 for two then became 80 for three when Root was unluckily run out backing up for 39 as Pretorius deflected Morgan's drive onto the non-striker's stumps. We did a very similar thing against Pakistan where he only bowled three or four overs. Reflecting on his conversation with the officials, de Villiers said: "I expressed I was quite upset about it".

Sports NBA Draft Lottery 2017: Orlando Magic hold steady with sixth pick
Author: 0 NBA Draft Lottery 2017: Orlando Magic hold steady with sixth pick

Bryan Colangelo and the front office could use those picks as trade bait leading up to draft night, as it is highly unlikely they retain all four picks on June 22. 1 pick, plus a player or two as filler. When the Lakers traded for Steve Nash and Dwight Howard in 2012, they gave up a bevy of first-round picks for what they thought would be a pair of superstars.

Author: 0 Austin Dillon holds off Martin Truex Jr. to win Coca-Cola 600

His day went from bad to worse when the repaired Chip Ganassi Racing Target Chevrolet wasn't able to get through pre-qualifying inspection in time. Stock cars governing body added a layer of traction compound called JP1 to the top groove of CMS this week in an effort to promote more passing at the Coca-Cola 600 coming up on Sunday.

Sports Proud Wenger hails Arsenal's 'spectacular' FA Cup win at Wembley
Author: 0 Proud Wenger hails Arsenal's 'spectacular' FA Cup win at Wembley

Chelsea were reduced to 10 men in the FA Cup final after Victor Moses received a second yellow card for diving. Wenger feels class has been somewhat lacking in some of the terrace demonstrations against him and his team this season. "You can not make 35 years at the top level if you believe you're not the right man to do the job". I have nothing against Antonio, he has done a fantastic job.

Author: 0 Kerber Ousted, Kvitova Triumphs on French Open First Day

The 29-year-old German slumped to a dispiriting 6-2, 6-2 defeat to experienced Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation on Sunday. "On the other hand, maybe that is just what she (Kerber) needs, because it will make sure that she is concentrated right from the start".

Author: 0 Will the Warriors-Cavaliers trilogy yield an all-time NBA Finals?

Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas says he must wait until the swelling subsides in his injured right hip before determining his rehabilitation plan but noted that surgery is not now the top option. Cleveland won by one point on Christmas Day and Golden State prevailed by 35 points on January 16. "We're definitely disappointed. I felt like if we weren't, it would be a problem", Bradley said.

Author: 0 Cavaliers roll past Celtics, advance to NBA Finals showdown with Warriors

The 32-year-old James, who is seeking a fourth National Basketball Association title, took 212 post-season games to surpass Jordan, a six-time champion who played 179 playoff games. It was a very welcomed sight in Irving's case, after he rolled his left ankle in the third quarter of Cleveland's Game 4 win. The Finals begin on June 1st, with two games in Oakland, before the series moves to Cleveland.

Sports Djokovic, coach Agassi already 'clicked' after first day
Author: 0 Djokovic, coach Agassi already 'clicked' after first day

Nadal had to play second fiddle to his old rival Roger Federer at the Australian Open and on the USA hard courts but the switch to European clay has seen the Spaniard dominate like the old days. Madrid Open, after winning the Monte Carlo Masters, Barcelona Open. They were set to play again in Sydney past year but Kerber had to withdraw. Four rounds will be played leading up the June 6-7 quarterfinals of the second tennis Grand Slam event of 2017.

Author: 0 Kyrie Irving's Game Is Off The Charts Lately

Golden State led the league with 67 wins this season and is a staggering 27-1 in its last 28 games - including a ideal 12-0 in the Western Conference playoffs, the first time a team has gone this deep into an National Basketball Association postseason without losing.

Author: 0 Grace leaves ball in hazard at BMW PGA

He had one of the hottest runs on any tour in recent memory past year when he won the Scottish Open, European Masters , British Masters and Nedbank Golf Challenge over the course of five months. "I thought my tee shot was flawless so it was unlucky to find it there and I thought I hit a great second shot from in under the trees, but it caught a branch and dropped down".

Sports Wayne Rooney set to leave Manchester United in the summer
Author: 0 Wayne Rooney set to leave Manchester United in the summer

Manchester United lifting their first ever Europa League trophy. Goalkeeper David de Gea is once again being linked with Real Madrid , Mourinho's former club, while veteran midfielder Michael Carrick and club captain Wayne Rooney may have played their final games for United.

Author: 0 One sure thing: Cavs and Warriors face off with history

With Cleveland in jeopardy of dropping its second game in a row after James followed an 11-point Game 3 by picking up four first-half fouls, Irving put on a breathtaking one-man show in the third quarter. But the Celtics have the No. 1 pick in the draft, along with the salary cap space to sign a top free agent. Irving hit three triples in the third quarter, and each of them were filthy.