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by | May 26, 2017 | 11:28

LeBron James admitted Thursday he was sick during the Cavaliers' Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics Sunday, when he scored 11 points, the fourth-worst playoff point total of his career. The Cavs "Big Three" had their best scoring game ever in Game 4, combining for 93 points. "You got us to this point and continue to do that, so I just tried to find ways to get into the lane, get into transition, when they backed off, shoot the jumper, and felt very comfortable".

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:52

If we could we would change peoples lives for this cup - we would not think twice. This is a club which for a quarter of a century went about sweeping practically everyone aside to win nearly every trophy possible, but they have done just about everything but win since Sir Alex Ferguson hung up his stopwatch.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:21

Eaves may or may not be back for the Western Conference finals against Nashville, but he's just one of many former Stars players who have played important roles in the playoffs so far. You're not going to win every one. Ryan Ellis and Ryan Johansen both have nine points in the playoffs to lead the team. In the other net, Rinne was also in fine form following four days off, racking up 27 stops on 29 Anaheim shots.

by | May 26, 2017 | 12:27

That's all the the Cleveland Cavaliers need to clinch their third straight trip to the NBA Finals , where they would, for the third time in a row, face the Golden State Warriors . Cavs coach Tyronn Lue chuckled before the game when he was asked if he planned to say anything to James following his sub-standard performance in Game 3.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:46

This is not over, we have three more games in La Liga and then we have to think about the final". Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane talked to Premium Sport after Real Madrid's 4-2 win on aggregate against Atletico . "It seems like we are only a step away, but it's a very long step", Atletico coach Diego Simeone said after the team's elimination against Real Madrid in the semifinals on Wednesday.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:28

After back-to-back humiliations at home, the Boston Celtics went to Cleveland-without top scorer Isaiah Thomas-and ended the Cavs' flawless playoff run with a 111-108 win in Game 3. They lost the first two games by a combined 57 points. "Not just in the second half", James said. Boston bench outscored that of Cleveland , whose starters all scored in double figures.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:22

The way he's playing, he's deserving of all the credit he's getting", Irving said before listing some of the Celtics who shone in Thomas' absence. It's unusual to imagine the Celtics could lose their leading scorer - Thomas was averaging 23.3 points a game before a hip injury in Game 2 of the conference finals ended his season - and be more of a challenge.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:37

The Red Devils coasted to a 2-0 win over Ajax in Stockholm in the final thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan . Veteran striker Wayne Rooney , benched just before stoppage time, lifted the trophy as the team captain in what was probably his last appearance for Manchester United .

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:15

Hours before leaving for England for Champions Trophy 2017, Skipper of defending champion, Virat Kohli said that the India Vs Pakistan match is just another match. And the term being one year, so obviously, the procedure is being followed in the same manner. Following that, India will tackle Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Kia Oval.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:23

It was a muted celebration in a road game, with the James three-pointer putting the defending National Basketball Association champion Cavs up by 32 points. James recovered from an 11-point, four-of-13 shooting night he endured in Cleveland's stunning Game Three loss. James also won MVP in two of the previous three years.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:54

Wenger received support from an unlikely source yesterday when Sir Alex Ferguson , the Frenchman's arch rival when he was in charge of Manchester United , launched an impassioned defence of his old foe. I guided this club for years with very limited resources when we had to sell all our players. But Wenger said Arsenal would not be undertaking any special measures around the team this weekend.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:27

Roger Federer , the man who has suddenly solved his own personal Nadal riddle in 2017, is getting ready for Wimbledon, far away from Paris . Clay will suit some while others will be more at home on grass. Melbourne Park features retractable roofs over three of its courts for the Australian Open, while the U.S. Open debuted its roof over Arthur Ashe stadium court in 2016, leaving Paris the only grand slam tournament entirely open to the elements.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:58

Masahiro Tanaka had the worst outing of his major league career Sunday, allowing eight earned runs and being pulled from the game after only five outs in the New York Yankees' 10-7 defeat to the Houston Astros . " I want to thank my family for their love, support, honesty and more importantly their presence at everything I did both on and off the field ", he said during a three-minute speech that ended the 40-minute ceremony.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:10

Teammate Richard Jefferson revealed James' illness in an interview with Fox Sports Ohio after the Cavs' victory in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday. That honor belonged to Kyrie Irving , who picked up his team when James went to the bench in the second quarter with four fouls. Boston does well when their backs are against the wall and Game 5 is no exception.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:27

Aguero, who made the squad after recovering from a groin injury, did come on for the last 12 minutes, but Gabriel Jesus , signed in January from Palmeiras, is clearly the first-choice striker. 'There are moments this season when he's found it hard to get the form he showed last season. However, the 34-year-old midfielder has said that he is happy at the club and wants to continue working under Guardiola.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:16

Phil Mickelson didn't get in a practice round this week and still shot 70. McGirt holed a 55-foot eagle putt on the par-5 11th, and then hit a 5-iron to 10 feet for eagle on the par-5 16th. "Yeah, I've been struggling with it a bit this week, sort of felt it for the first time on Sunday", McIlroy said. Francesco Molinari , who putted poorly during weekend rounds of 72-75 to finish T24 at the Wells Fargo Championship, shot 69 at THE PLAYERS after switching to TaylorMade's popular Spider ...

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:19

The atmosphere in the Mercedes garages seemed quite tense after the first two sessions. Making his return to F1 as a one-off replacement for McLaren's Fernarndo Alonso — who is skipping Monaco to compete in the Indianapolis 500 — veteran Jenson Button was 14th.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:39

Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals is Tuesday. James had his worst night of the playoffs in Game 3, scoring only 11 points on 4 of 13 shooting. It marked the first time he failed to score in the final quarter of a playoff game - in which he played the entire quarter - since the Heat's Game 4 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:15

Murray will be ready World number two Novak Djokovic expects Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray to lift their game at the French Open despite failing to make an impact so far in the clay court season. "While wildcards exist for players returning from injury, there is nothing for a return from a doping ban", he said. Sharapova's won against Christina McHale in the first round of the Italian Open 2017 tennis tournament earlier this month, thus making it to the inaugural stages of Wimbledon or ...

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:20

Although Mumbai has won both the matches against Kolkata in the league stage, they can not take the KKR side lightly. The Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai have been in rampaging form this year. His 32 not out was the match saviour for KKR . Mumbai Indians posted a video where the leg-spinner has made it clear that the team winning is more important than his own personal performance.

by | May 26, 2017 | 09:58

New York Democrat Chuck Schumer is Senate minority leader. Backers of these laws have said they are necessary to prevent voter fraud, despite little evidence of such fraud. The new formula is likely to broadly resemble the law repealed two years ago with Brownback's blessing, but would differ because it would earmark additional state dollars to students not performing well enough in reading and math.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:39

Smith, who scored 13 points with eight rebounds in Game 3. Don't be fooled. Las Vegas bookmakers looked at that monumental upset, shrugged, re-evaluated and then promptly knocked the Cavs down to a 15-point favorite ahead of Thursday night's Game 4.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:07

For all his spin, his at-times questionable man-management and the cautious approach of his team, Mourinho is proving to be the coach to whom United really should have turned after the retirement of Alex Ferguson in 2013. "When you go into big matches you go happy and we didn't". Manchester United registered a thumping victory in the Europa League final match against Ajax on Wednesday night.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:29

But for us cricketers things never change. After a couple of warm-up matches against New Zealand and Bangladesh, India will take on Pakistan at Edgbaston in one of the most eagerly anticipated matches of the group stage. I realised that you need to control the aggression with which you need to play. James Grindrod won Player of the Year at the awards for the Lord's Taverners Disability Cricket Championships (LTDCC), a year-round cricket programme for disabled young people aged 14-25.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:14

The Boston Celtics are far from being healthy heading into tonight's must-win Game 5, but they will have all of their players available with the exception of Isaiah Thomas (hip). "The great thing about this is the experience". Bosh played 13 National Basketball Association seasons. Irving said he was driven by the thought of the Cavs seeing their series lead vanish.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:14

In fact, according to coach Tyronn Lue , the Celtics have actually proved "harder to defend" this series than the historically high-scoring Warriors. If something changes, I will sit here, or better, he will sit here, and tell you. They've won 12 straight playoff games. The Warriors will hold a social media contest on Sunday, May 28, to give away a pair of tickets to Game 1 and a pair of tickets to Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:59

However, Irving took over the game and carried the defending champions to the Game 4 victory, as the home side outscored Boston 40-23 in the third quarter. Here are the projected starting lineups for Game 5. After playing three halves against the Cavaliers , the Celtics said Thomas was done for the season.

by | May 26, 2017 | 09:16

But the eldest Ball has been making the biggest waves, flooding sports media networks with his outlandish personality and comments. It only makes sense for Big Baller Brand to corner the market, given who's in charge of the company . Ball acknowledged that some items of his line are meant for men, and as Leahy pressed forward with her query, Ball essentially told her to stay out of the conversation ( full story/video here ).

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:42

They were getting the ball to the high post, letting Al Horford and Kelly Olynyk get downhill and find shooters in the corner on the collapse, a la Draymond Green in Golden State . It ain't over until it's over manifested literally when the Celtics, against enormous odds, defeated the Cavaliers 111-108 on a last-second three-pointer by guard Avery Bradley .

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:34

But a French official is quoting Trump as telling the election's victor, centrist President Emmanuel Macron , that he favored him all along. Trump is notorious for trying to assert his dominance over others by squeezing their hands with a vice-like grip and giving their arms a sudden yank .

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:04

Kyrie Irving No.2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots against the Boston Celtics in the second half during Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday in Cleveland , Ohio. Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is well aware that his team sits just one victory away from facing the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for a third consecutive year.

by | May 26, 2017 | 09:16

He added: "It has been hard". "It has been hard, yes, and certainly my personal situation has contributed to that but you can never question my professionalism or commitment". Arsene Wenger is yet to confirm whether he will still be manager next season while the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are also uncertain, with both players stalling over new deals.

by | May 26, 2017 | 09:11

The afternoon proved to be a different story. There were no such concerns for championship leader Vettel as he ended a dominant session almost half a second clear of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo by recording the fastest lap ever seen in these parts.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:37

The move worked. The Celtics scored 57 points in the first half , while holding the Cavaliers to 47, including 19 in the first quarter. But if Games 3 and 4 are any indication, it won't be easy. As a result, Boston not only won Game 3 (thanks in large part to an unsustainable scoring burst from Smart), but also built a 10-point halftime lead in Game 4.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:21

Gary McAllister has backed Liverpool's pulling power to increase with the added bonus of being able to offer players Champions League football . Can underlined that the Champions League is where Liverpool belong and that they would not have been able to secure a top-four finish had it not been for the fans.