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by | May 24, 2017 | 11:58

Guardian Sport revealed that Defoe is set to sign a three-year deal that will pay him £20million - including a signing on fee - as he returns to the club that he started his career at as an 18-year old. West Ham have been heavily linked with a move for Defoe , who will leave the Stadium of Light this summer after the Black Cats' relegation. Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is a big admirer of Defoe and sees his goals as a valuable addition to his side for next season as he looks to build on ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:28

But me, personally, I didn't have it. "Me personally, I didn't have it...that's what I have to say about my performance". With about 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Irving pulled off this fun pass fake on the way to the hoop. His season is over because of a hip injury , and although he's not around, his presence was felt by his teammates who rallied to keep their season alive.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:24

This is the first time Arsenal , who finished fifth, have failed to qualify for the competition for 20 years. Cech, who feels Arsenal need to keep their team together and strengthen the areas which manager Arsene Wenger deems fit this summer, went on to add that missing out on Champions League football once in two decades is not a problem.

by | May 24, 2017 | 13:18

A judge has overturned Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction three weeks after the former National Football League player died in prison. Under the legal principle " abatement ab initio ", the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court procedurally voids first-degree murder convictions in cases when a defendant dies before their appeal is heard.

by | May 24, 2017 | 13:26

Henry rates Costa as one of the Premier League's top strikers and feels that many players in England will be pleased to see the back of him should he quit Chelsea this summer. Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani have also been linked with Tianjin. "That means we want to have world-class players playing in China for entertainment purposes and to make the CSL attractive not only to Chinese fans but also to football fans all over the ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:35

James, determined to bounce back after a poor 11-point haul in Game 3, then steadied the Cleveland nerves in the fourth quarter, bringing the Cavaliers home for the win as Boston's courageous effort came up short. "I don't blame everything on Pop, but what he said had a lot of influence (and) you had a lot of people where, unfortunately, you can't control what everybody's intelligence is", Pachulia told USA Today Sports on Sunday.

by | May 24, 2017 | 13:21

Facing a 2-0 deficit with Game 3 on the road without Isaiah Thomas , it's time for Stevens and the Celtics to throw caution to the wind and turn the rest of this series over to its young core. James, who is trying to win his seventh consecutive conference title, tried to find a silver lining on an otherwise forgettable night. "That's all I've got to say about my performance".

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:19

Four in 10 Labour backers said they may switch parties before polling day, with a third of those to the Conservatives . He added: "People like me are always optimistic... Len McCluskey , the head of the union Unite , which is Labour's biggest funder, said on Wednesday he was "full of optimism" about the party's chances in the 8 June poll.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:05

Despite losing in a low-scoring final against Mumbai Indians on Sunday, Pune had a relatively successful IPL campaign, especially after finishing a lowly seventh in their inaugural season previous year. Young off-spinner Washington Sundar continued to be impressive with his miserly bowling, giving away only 13 runs in his four overs. Krunal Pandya top scored with 47 as Mumbai could only post 129-8, but that proved to be enough as Johnson (3-26), Jasprit Bumrah (2-26), Lasith ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:27

The suicide bomb attack, which also injured 59 people, struck after the end of a concert by United States pop star Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena on Monday. Man United players observed a minute's silence for the victims at a Tuesday morning training session before flying to Sweden. England's Football Association said extra armed officers would be deployed for Saturday's FA Cup final between Arsenal and Premier League champions Chelsea at London's Wembley Stadium.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:41

Boston completed a 21-point comeback against the Cleveland Cavaliers by winning 111-108 on a 3-pointer by Avery Bradley with 0.1 seconds left to pull the suddenly interesting Eastern Conference finals to 2-1. And don't forget his classic Game 4 no-show against Dallas in the 2011 Finals, when he totaled eight points. Me, personally, I didn't have it. "We've just got to get back to being physical, bringing the physicality and having a defensive mindset", Lue said.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:31

Jurgen Klopp's first full season had Liverpool fighting with Arsenal for a Champions League spot, and finally finishing fourth. The Egyptian's pace would be a real asset to Klopp's side, who have at times struggled to break teams down when Sadio Mane has been absent.

by | May 24, 2017 | 13:19

Unsurprisingly the admiration continues outside the club, and in recent weeks Azpilicueta has been linked with Barcelona . Azpilicueta joined Gary Cahill and David Luiz in the new formation, which helped the club clinch the much-coveted trophy by seven points.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:21

Real's run to the title was most certainly a squad effort with Ronaldo sidelined or rested for nine games - all of which they won . Real Madrid have officially celebrated with their first La Liga trophy since 2012, with Cristiano Ronaldo and company having finally got their hands on the coveted silverware.

by | May 24, 2017 | 13:14

We need to play a very solid game against Celta; we have an advantage but I'm sure they will come here hoping to turn the tables and they will be a risky team. So finally today, they sing, they (twirl) scarves. I'm not enjoying that. Though the Gunners manager chose not to answer the question at the post match conference, he can not deny that this comes as a big relief for him and the club.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:53

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (23) gets off a shot between Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk (41) and Jae Crowder (99) during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Clev. Making it more staggering is that James has been so brilliant in this postseason, taking his exquisite game to an even higher level. "That's no excuse.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:55

After a brief verbal exchange following the shove from Jerebko, James returned the favor with a dunk and a shove to Jerebko. He also struggled mightily in Game 3, scoring only 11 points after averaging almost 35 points in the previous 10 playoff games this season, all Cavs victories.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:07

But me personally, I didn't have it. "Same thing I've been saying since I got here". "What did you do?" James' agitation carried into his postgame remarks, in which he challenged a local radio reporter for a perceived pattern of asking negative questions.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:16

Steph Curry scored 36 points and had 6 assists. With Golden State completing an inevitable 4-0 series sweep over the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, the contest became an ode to Argentinian great Ginobili who may announce his retirement this off-season after 15 years in the National Basketball Association.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:36

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp on Sunday expressed his pride after his side sealed a top-four finish in the English Premier League that had looked doubtful after a awful loss of form in January. " Arsenal have got a better squad and they finished fifth". Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has rated Jose Mourinho's first season at the Red Devils.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:53

The Golden State Warriors completed their sweep of the San Antonio Spurs as they advanced to the NBA Finals for a third consecutive season. " Golden state " repeated the achievement the Lakers, for the third time in a row, winning the Western conference.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:27

The Golden State Warriors on Monday became the first team in National Basketball Association history to start a postseason with 12 consecutive victories, completing their third straight four-game sweep with a 129-115 win over the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:44

Ginobili went through a regular season where he averaged career lows in minutes per game, points and rebounds per game, and fewer assists than any year since his rookie campaign in the 2002-03 season. "We were the better team but they did win". Well, we think that they would be satisfied with just an ordinary title, no matter the result in the Finals.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:16

Eoin Morgan is hoping the return of three key players from the Indian Premier League will help England defeat top-ranked South Africa in their upcoming one-day worldwide series. "There have already been reassurances and guarantees put in place ", he said. "M ake no mistake, if this had happened in any other country in the world that is the first question people would ask".

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:13

But then in first-half stoppage time , Roberto Firmino laid off a handsome pass to Georginio Wjnaldum, who took one dribble before firing the ball past Middlesbrough keeper Brad Guzan. Arsenal's only chance of winning some silverware, will be at the FA Cup final where they play Chelsea . Of the top six Premier League teams, Tottenham Hotspur, which finished second for the season, was the speediest for paying overdue invoices.

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:12

Antonio Conte has been rewarded for his efforts in leading Chelsea to the Premier League title with the League Managers' Association (LMA) Manager of the Year award. "If you ask me who you think the favourites are now, I think it's Arsenal ", he said. " Arsenal now has only this possibility to find a good season after a win in the FA Cup".

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:36

The victory ensures Spurs remain unbeaten at home in the Premier League this season, and guarantees their second place finish. "What a way to finish". Jose Mourinho has reacted to Manchester United's 2-1 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, noting that there was a clear imbalance between the levels of motivation in each side.

by | May 24, 2017 | 10:47

But in a statement, UEFA said there was "no specific intelligence" to suggest the match in the Swedish capital was under threat. "Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this terribly hard time ", the Red Devils announced through their official website.

by | May 24, 2017 | 10:58

However, Jesus returned to full fitness a stronger player and ended the campaign in strong fashion, prompting plenty of praise from a number of experts and fellow pros in the game. Aguero made it 2-0, collecting De Bruyne's pass through the stumbling Watford defence and shooting low past Heurelho Gomes into the far corner. City moved back into third with victory in their rearranged game against West Brom in midweek.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:18

James, who was a surprising dud in Boston's Game 3 win, had 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting in the half. The Celtics tied the Cavs at 95-all on Smart's 3-pointer and then matched the James and Co. " Things are flowing . It's a part of our identity to get that mojo going". Still, the Cavs were in control leading 77-56 in the third quarter after making 14 3-pointers in the first half.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:09

You have certainly to know that there are many aspects of a football club which have to be discussed at a board meeting. "We've got some outstanding players, (Mesut) Ozil has now woken up, ( Alexis ) Sanchez, ( Aaron) Ramsey's goal the other day has been a long time coming".

by | May 24, 2017 | 12:12

The Spurs also are without David Lee , who suffered a torn left patellar tendon in Game 3. "If one of the other scorers is left on his own like L.A. It was his first start of the year and the first playoff game he's started since 2013. Manu Ginobili made his first start of the season, and he made his first shot on a drive to give the Spurs a 2-0 lead.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:06

Poor in the first half of the season, the switch to 3-4-3 and his new wing-back role saw Oxlade-Chamberlain thrive in recent months. The Italian Manager was rewarded for his efforts after he fetched his side Chelsea the Premier League title this season.

by | May 24, 2017 | 10:33

The NFL took steps on Tuesday to change the perception that its initials stand for " No Fun League ", as the 32 team owners agreed to relax restrictions on how its players can celebrate touchdowns during a meeting in Chicago . "The rules were changed for a reason, and I thought we had a good outcome", Lewis said of the rules originally being put in place to ban celebrations.

by | May 24, 2017 | 11:14

Finally Ramsey topped off his good form with a goal. This is a team transformed from the side who looked listless a couple of months ago. It's great to see him reaping the benefits of being a home-grown player. Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is reportedly in talks with Marseille ahead of a potential return to Ligue 1 . A 25th goal of the season may have come from the penalty spot but his haul since 2013 will ensure that he goes down as a bona fide Goodison Park legend.