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by | May 24, 2017 | 18:00

Cleveland not only surrendered a 21-point lead in but blew chances to set a play-off record for consecutive wins (14), dating to Game Five of last year's National Basketball Association finals, and to become the fourth team in history to start the playoffs 11-0.

by | May 24, 2017 | 18:14

In the stands was Pillar's mom Wendy, dad Mike and wife Amanda and 42,030 ecstatic Jays supporters who nearly blew the lid off the stadium. After touching home plate, Pillar escaped his roughhousing teammates and bolted for the home dugout at Rogers Centre.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:58

He continued in the third quarter, playing all 12 minutes to score 21 points on 90 percent shooting in the period. Kyrie Irving finished with 42 points. "He was born for these moments". If anything, it's the four fouls in Game 4 that still twirl in his head, not the 11 points in Game 3. Despite not having Isaiah Thomas for a second straight game, Boston defied its true home ( the trash can ) and won the first quarter by 10 points.

by | May 24, 2017 | 17:37

It seemed an opportune time to build on the lead and put a genuine scare into a goofy Cleveland crowd that relies on scoreboard prompts such as Ben Roethlisberger photos as cues to cheer and boo. Taking Game 3 only required a 27-point, seven-assist, five-rebound performance that ranked as one of Smart's greatest ever; a 21-point comeback; huge minutes from Jonas Jerebko; critical shots from a cast of characters; a fortuitous bounce on Avery Bradley's game-winner; and one of the worst ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 18:02

And don't forget Kevin Love , who was a menace on the boards, notching a double-double with 17 points and 17 rebounds. That delivered a shocking win for these NBA Playoffs as an undermanned Celtics team surprised a team that had a 10-0 record in the postseason.

by | May 24, 2017 | 18:08

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has won the League Managers Association Coach of the Year award for the 2016-17 season. And the inspirational captain stuck two fingers up to those who criticised the stunt, and said the only thing important was making sure he said goodbye to his club's fans properly.

by | May 24, 2017 | 17:19

In the first year A.D. - after Tim Duncan - the Spurs won 61 games and made the NBA Western Conference Finals . Ginobili averaged 13.8 points and 2.8 assists during the four-game series with Golden State , but just 6.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 16 games this postseason.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:55

His family's statement read, "The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it can not be quantified with words alone". In accordance to his wishes, he will have a private funeral in Monaco. The statement was signed by Moore's children, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian. In 2012, he hosted an auction of Bond memorabilia on Global James Bond Day, and raised £723,600 for Unicef's work for children.

by | May 24, 2017 | 17:38

You still have LeBron James . They will try to make it to the NBA Finals for a third consecutive season in Game 5 in Boston on Thursday. Earlier Tuesday, NBA spokesman Mike Bass said the league is already beginning to prepare for the Finals , which begin June 1.

by | May 24, 2017 | 17:01

The contract is famous because of its link to the "Curse of the Bambino ". "It transcends everything. It changed America". Evans said he brought Ruppert's copy for $150,000 and sold it to a collector who consigned it to this auction. It will be interesting to see whether a Yankees or a Red Sox fan buys the items. In the past 14 months, Goldin Auctions has sold three other Ruth contracts - his 1921-23 ($537,750), his 1931-32 ($384,000) and his 1935 Boston Braves contract ($360,000).

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:27

Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke responded Monday to speculation about a possible takeover by insisting his company KSE UK's shares in the English Premier League club "are not, and never have been for sale". "We learned a lot in this year about ourselves and we can use it", Klopp said . Laurent Koscielny is also out suspended and Shkodran Mustafi is struggling with illness, meaning Per Mertesacker may be called upon to make his first start in nearly 13 months.

by | May 24, 2017 | 17:34

CLEVELAND - The struggles of the second half of Game 3 continued for the Cleveland Cavaliers at the start of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena Tuesday night. "We know what we did wrong in game three". Boston finished the half, strong to push the lead back to 10 points, 57-47. "The ones we gotta look at are the ones he got at the rim".

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:45

Hours prior to the game, the Spurs officially counted Leonard out for Game 4 still due to his sprained left ankle. " That was the whole reason for starting him". Unsure if the beloved veteran will return, the crowd serenaded Ginobili with "Manu, Manu" chants as the game came to a close. "I don't care who we play, but my preference is Cleveland".

by | May 24, 2017 | 17:49

Tottenham's stunning 7-1 victory over already-relegated Hull played a big part in the record being matched on Sunday. "It's exciting times for the football club and that is something I wanted to be part of when I came here. Most of the games this year even though we have lost points, we have dominated games. Elsewhere, there will be a coaching change at Watford and could be one at Southampton , though not necessarily at Arsenal , where it appears that Arsene Wenger could confirm his new ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:14

The Premier League are not investigating the incident. "I hope I deserved this", Conte said. "We didn't receive one request on #yourodds on Twitter upon which we receive hundreds of requests a week". "You can't replace those butterflies before you go out and play". The 34-year-old joined from Dinamo Zagreb last summer. The big games are what I live for.

by | May 24, 2017 | 17:35

Hours after he was snubbed as a nominee for the league's Most Valuable Player award , James scored 30 points on Friday night as the Cavaliers led 72-31 at the break - the largest half-time advantage in National Basketball Association post-season history.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:00

By the time the final buzzer sounded, Irving had dropped a playoff career-high 42 points on 15-of-22 shooting, including 4-of-7 from three. 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 Cleveland.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:45

Hundreds of fans showed up on Sunday to show their love and support for the team as they arrived back in Nashville . Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was fined $10,000 by the National Hockey League for repeatedly calling referee a "cocksucker" during a matchup against the Nashville Predators Thursday night.

by | May 24, 2017 | 17:21

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and his father Jorge have lost their appeal to Spain's Supreme Court against a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud. Did Leo Messi know about the tax avoidance? Throughout the ongoing process, Messi has maintained that he has done nothing wrong after putting his trust in others, while his father placed the blame at the feet of their tax advisers.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:49

It's not going to happen again. "We're not going to stomp all over them". Aside from the luck and the bounces and all the things that influence a hockey game outside of skill, determination and timely saves, the grind appears to be dangerously close to catching up to Crosby and his Penguins.

by | May 24, 2017 | 17:02

A moment of controversy: Midway through the second period, Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made the initial stop on a wraparound attempt from defenseman Fredrik Claesson, covering the puck with his glove. "I catch an edge, it's in the net". It was a warm-up injury to starting goaltender Matt Murray before game one of this year's playoffs that pushed Marc-André Fleury into action for the Penguins.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:30

The San Diego Padres have placed right-handed pitcher Jered Weaver on the 10-day disabled list with inflammation in his left hip. On Friday night, he was booed of the field after recording only two outs in the first inning . The Arizona Diamondbacks have now won 15 of their last 18 games when scoring more than three runs. The Padres (15-30) have lost five in a row and 13 of their past 16 games.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:01

How impressive was Dixon's run? Dixon's third career Indy 500 pole after 2008 and 2015 came after the team gambled and trimmed out downforce. The two-time Formula One champion conquered an unexpected engine change and Indianapolis' usually tricky 2 1/2-mile oval with the fastest four-lap qualifying average in 15 years.

by | May 24, 2017 | 17:07

Sanchez is an injury doubt for Saturday after limping off in the final Premier League game of the season, Sunday's victory over Everton , with a thigh problem. The Football Association has confirmed plans to enhance security at Wembley following the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena on Monday that left 22 people dead and 64 injured.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:23

The All Blacks and England , now the top two teams in the world , would meet in a tantalising semi-final if they both win their pools and got through their quarter-finals. However, Jones insisted England would be ready to exorcise the demons of their disastrous 2015 campaign, when they became the first host team to crash out at the pool stage after being drawn with Wales , Australia , Fiji and Uruguay.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:54

That means that after twenty years of qualifying for the Champions League , Arsenal will be competing in the Europa League next season. "I think that's the main [thing], you need to keep the team together and try to strengthen it in areas the manager would like to", Cech said.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:05

Kevin Love also contributed with 17 points and 17 assists in the win. Despite consecutive underwhelming performances, James is still averaging north of 28 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals in the Eastern Conference Finals and 32-8-7-2 for the entire playoffs.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:59

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona spoke to expectations and how they don't change regarding personnel, whether stars or stop-gaps. "I don't know if they saw too many of them". Astros: RHP Collin McHugh, who hasn't played all season because of an elbow injury , is making steady progress, but manager A.J. Hinch said he is unlikely to return to the team before the All-Star break.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:05

The 37-year-old said: "It feels slightly surreal to be back in the cockpit". Jenson Button - who won the 2009 race during his championship-winning campaign - will make a one-off return to the sport as Alonso's stand-in around the streets of Monte Carlo to partner Stoffel Vandoorne .

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:08

He was testy after Sunday's game and then avoided reporters on Monday to leave his teammates and coach Tyronn Lue to explain his awful performance "No blame", Lue told reporters . However, there are times when that approach can become the detriment to their offense. "They did a good job of sprinting back, leveling to the ball, doubling me a little bit more in the post".

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:36

And while James was criticized in some circles for not doing more, Celtics coach Brad Stevens was understandably cautious in his analysis. "We can't go back to Boston tied 2-2". Ginobili finished with 15 points in 32 minutes. Boston powered into a 29-19 first quarter lead and maintained their 10-point cushion through to half-time, leading 57-47 at the break.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:08

In one of the two games of the day, Arsenal beat Sunderland 2-0. Download the Nigeria Today app from Play store. Qualifying for the Champions League is crucial for teams who want to bolster their squad during the summer transfer window (and not lose top talent).

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:12

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech insists missing one year of the Champions League is not a problem but says the club must keep their star players if they want to return. "Usually the average life expectancy of a manager is 18 months so our total is quite unusual". "The Arsenal defender was sent off for serious foul play during the game against Everton on Sunday (21 May 2017)".

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:00

Campaigning for the U.K.'s June 8 general election is on hold, with all the U.K.'s parties announcing indefinite suspensions and no activities planned for Wednesday. US President Donald Trump and European leaders issued vows of defiance. They included an eight-year-old girl, two teenage girls and a 28-year-old man.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:20

All those things when he sees will only add pressure on him. “All three titles are special. I personally feel it is how you prepare at the start of the tournament, getting your combinations right and going on to the field. Then, we started to use (Lasith) Malinga in the middle overs more as a defensive bowler. That's something me and Johnson discussed. “He (Johnson) was bowling against the wind.