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by | May 31, 2017 | 15:34

The Cavs can reach their third straight NBA Finals , and LeBron James his seventh in a row, with a win in Game 5 on Thursday night in Boston . INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP ) - Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone.

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:00

The Warriors and the Cavs will fight for the championship for a third straight season, but Cleveland are the reigning champions after fighting back from 3-1 down to dethrone Golden State in 2016. For the record, I picked Cleveland at the start of the season primarily for two reasons. He averages 28.6 in the playoffs, not to mention a field goal percentage of 50.2.

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:04

Wenger has been heavily criticised this season, with Arsenal fans calling for his resignation after their team failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. However, Arsenal would reel off four consecutive league wins to push the fight for a top-four place until the final day and despite a 3-1 victory over Everton, the Gunners missed out by one point.

by | May 31, 2017 | 15:54

Pittsburgh fish markets have taken to ID'ing customers this week so no Tennessee fans are buying the fish but one was smuggled into the arena Monday and landed on the ice in the first period . The Penguins coach has made all the right moves in the playoffs. Pittsburgh fishmongers had already said they would not sell catfish to Predators fans during the final, and Waddell had to vacuum seal the fish inside a bag and smuggle it down through security in his compressions shorts.

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:53

More than £ 5 million has been invested in upgrading the West Course over the past 12 months and the changes have been well received. It leaves him two swings back of fellow countryman Johan Carlsson . Ernie Els has always exuded an old-school vibe in his long career in professional golf, and that was on full display Thursday when he ruined his own great round by calling a two-shot penalty on himself.

by | May 31, 2017 | 15:41

Rookie Frederick Gaudreau scored 13:29 into the third, just after a Pittsburgh power play expired. Pittsburgh often gets contributions offensively from all four of their lines while Nashville will probably have to rely more on their top two lines to generate goals.

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:04

The 67-year-old Wenger has been heavily criticised this season , with Arsenal fans calling for his resignation after their team failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. "So as soon as Moses went down I was fully confident that I was nowhere near him and that the referee should have seen that so my heart didn't really go in my mouth".

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:32

Steve Kerr expects to decide soon whether he will coach the Golden State Warriors at all in the NBA Finals , saying Monday he is not yet ready but hasn't ruled himself out for Game 1. The Warriors are using Durant the way he envisioned, but Lue has noticed changes in the All-Star. "You can't hold him in check but you can try to make it tough by throwing different bodies at him, mixing coverage and making him work on the defensive side of the ball, too, expending energy", he said.

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:02

So all things considered, even if ticket prices for the 2017 NBA Finals are down a little compared to prior years, they're still expensive. The surprise is that I'm picking Golden State to win in four straight games. To reach Van Gundy's minimum, the Warriors need to make five additional Finals in the tougher Western Conference. But I think KD and Steph Curry have figured out how to work together, and Draymond Green and Klay Thompson are also among the top 20 players in the National ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 15:02

Castroneves , looking for that elusive fourth Indianapolis 500 win, drove his Chevy-powered vehicle past Sato and Chilton to take the lead on Lap 194 to thunderous applause from the crowd estimated at 250,000. " I dreamed of something like this since I was 12 ". "I came here basically to prove myself and to challenge myself", he said. The most horrific crash involved pole sitter Scott Dixon of New Zealand, the 2008 Indy 500 victor.

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:41

Arizona took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning before the Brewers rallied to score a run in the seventh inning and another run in the eighth inning. Godley then used a swipe tag to get the out, but Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell challenged the call by Jim Reynolds, the plate umpire.

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:31

Arsenal last won the Premier League title in 2003/04, and Wenger will now reportedly get two more years in order to add his fourth league title to his cabinet. Arsenal are planning to make a statement and release an interview with Wenger on Wednesday, when further internal changes are expected to be outlined.

by | May 31, 2017 | 15:29

And Miami's three-game win streak ties its season high. The Phils have the worst record in the majors at 17-33. Philadelphia will counter with right-hander Aaron Nola (2-2, 4.34 ERA). The team has now announced that he has been diagnosed with a strained flexor in his right elbow. Velasquez, who previously had elbow surgery, said he did not hear a "pop" and added that he was "not anxious at all" that this would be a significant injury .

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:18

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has largely been supportive of Wenger but the South Africa-born administrator admitted to fans in April there would have to be changes even if Wenger stayed. The exact details of any restructuring are not yet known, but any changes to the management hierarchy is not anticipated to impact upon the Frenchman's core decision making.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:49

While changes are expected to be made at board level at the club following a disappointing season which was somewhat salvaged with Sunday's FA Cup final win, in particular in the role of sporting director, the Frenchman is set to retain all his core powers as manager at the club including coaching, team selection and transfer strategy.

by | May 31, 2017 | 16:20

However, the latest development is a clarification from Atletico, who will obviously be keen to hold onto the 26-year-old star if possible this summer. "Griezmann is very important to us, we know how good he is on the pitch, but no player is more important than the club ". 'He should decide what he wants to do.

by | May 31, 2017 | 15:16

Roger Penske is the runaway leader with 16. "Sometimes you just have to put up with whatever obstacle's in front of you". Sato came close to winning the 2012 Indy 500, running for the lead on the final lap when he hit the wall after bumping eventual race victor Dario Franchitti , ultimately finishing 17th while competing for Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing.

by | May 31, 2017 | 15:41

Stosur's fellow Australian player Casey Dellacqua, who has two children with partner Amanda Judd, tweeted her opposition to Court: "Margaret". Ms Court has been criticised for her anti-gay stance, with suggestions players boycott playing in the Margaret Court Arena during the Australian Open .

by | May 31, 2017 | 15:08

In the mixed zone, Costa told journalists that he doesn't want to leave Chelsea unless it's for a return to Atletico Madrid . "I will only sign for another club in Europe, they know that". Diego Costa scored 22 goals this season for Chelsea . 'I will only leave Chelsea for Atletico, ' said Costa, who has two more years on his Chelsea contract.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:54

Commissioner Adam Silver sent a letter to all 30 owners imploring them to take a more active role in the decision-making process, saying it can "damage the perception of our game". For the Cavs, the biggest draw is LeBron James with an equally impressive support cast of Kyrie Irving , Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love . They've surrounded LeBron with shooters, and shooters need the ball right in that shooting pocket so they can catch and release quickly.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:35

Mid-way through the second of four 100 lap stages a one hour and 40-minute rain delay halted action on the track. The Richard Childress Racing crew had to push the auto to Victory Lane where Dillon told his team "we are partying tonight".

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:23

Following his meeting with Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke, it has been widely reported that Arsene Wenger has agreed to a two-year extension to his stay at the Emirates. The uncertain futures of stars Alexis Sanchez and Mesu Ozil, whose contracts expire next summer, certainly didn't help quell dissatisfaction with Wenger.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:16

Boris Becker, a six-time Grand Slam victor, left in December after three years as the 29-year-old's main coach. "Unfortunately this week you didn't win, but I'm sure as we get closer to Paris you'll be one of the favorites for the title". Djokovic has won 12 Grand Slams. On the other hand, he didn't get much from my side. "He s a very humble man , is very educated in just - you know, he s a person that can contribute to my life on and off the court a lot".

by | May 31, 2017 | 15:19

If you had doubts about star power being the difference in the playoffs you can forget it. Yes, twice, with both teams winning one game each. The Cavs are also more well-rounded than they were in the previous two trips to the finals.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:19

After the match, Kohli said that he was happy that they could what they wanted from the two practice games. So whenever I get an opportunity, it's important that I'm there to see the team through whenever I'm batting if we're chasing. Dinesh is an outstanding player. New Zealand made light work of outscoring Sri Lanka at Edgbaston, the latter having completed their 50 overs on 356-8 thanks in large part to an Upul Tharanga century and fifties from Kusal Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:28

Boston had several open looks, especially in the second half."It wasn't tough to watch", he said as the Cavaliers prepared for Tuesday night's Game 4.After the game on his way to the post game press conference, a belligerent Cavs fan heckled James prompting James to fire back with a few words of his own.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:10

The club once again failed to maintain a serious title challenge, eventually finishing outside of the Champions League positions in fifth place. Wenger silenced his critics, though, as Arsenal won the FA Cup after beating Chelsea by a 2-1 score.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:02

Liverpool had been heavily linked with the Nottingham Forest forward, but by signing Solanke from Chelsea , that could now end. Liverpool FC have agreed personal terms with Dominic Solanke to sign the England youth worldwide this summer.

by | May 31, 2017 | 15:42

He knows this, which is why the power surge put on by the Red Sox Tuesday night made Sale as satisfied with the win as he would be if he blanked his former team. "There's always the discussion 'Who's this, who's that, ' but all I know is he's got to be in the top 10 of everybody on the planet". That's the same Deven Marrero who had the lowest OPS (.487) in the Triple-A International League last season - and an even lower OPS than that (.389) when he was called up May 5 because the Red ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 15:33

A return on the Cavaliers to win the NBA Finals again is worth +200 (bet $100 to win $200) while the price on the favored Warriors is -240 (bet $240 to win $100). The Cavs were able to do that with Indiana's Paul George , Toronto's DeMar DeRozan and Boston's Isaiah Thomas , who aggravated a hip injury in Game 2 and missed the remainder of the series.

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:03

Having finished in a shocking 10th position last season, Chelsea have gone from villians to hero's in the eyes of their fans this year, notching up an impressive 93 points in the bag, winning themselves the Premier League title. He said: "Wenger came to the club in 1996 and he wasn't particularly well known". "Am I the right man to lead this club further?" "A few months later, me and my boys and some other kids, I'd taken them to the park and we're going home".

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:14

Undeterred, the Spaniard was finally beginning to build momentum and overtake his way through the field when the back of his auto began to smoke: his Honda engine had given up, the irony of which wasn't lost on anyone used to watching the champion race in Formula One .

by | May 31, 2017 | 14:56

By halftime, James had 20 points , seven assists and seven rebounds, and the Cavs were up 75-57. "They can not. We can not go to Boston 2-2 and then it becomes nearly an even series". Irving said. "I can not give any energy to anything that people say would be best for the team or even sometimes what I think would be best. In the back of my mind, I was thinking, 'They can not tie up this series.' We had to look adversity in the face and say, 'You're not going to win here'".

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:43

Takuma Sato won the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday to give Andretti a second consecutive victory in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing". Alonso fell victim to his engine in the waning laps. DAVISON DRIVES TO FRONT: James Davison hopped into Bourdais' auto and, with just two practice days at his disposal, still managed to drive his Dale Coyne Racing entry to the front of the field.

by | May 31, 2017 | 13:49

Nine-time Roland Garros champion Nadal takes on Dutchman Robin Haase on Philippe Chatrier Court with the Spanish fourth seed having seen off Benoit Paire easily in his Paris opener. The Serbian recovered from a set down to defeat Andy Murray and complete the Grand Slam of major titles in Paris previous year. The Serb's campaign began in similarly ominous fashion as he took just under two-and-a-half hours to win 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on the showpiece court, Philippe Chatrier, against ...