by | May 26, 2017 | 09:55

The NFL will still penalize celebrations that seem over the top and go on much longer than deemed necessary, but it is still a step in the right direction to making the game of football fun for players and fans once again. Players should be allowed to respond accordingly. We watched the final seven games of last season - the Super Bowl , two conference championship games and four Divisional Round contests - with a stopwatch in hand to determine the average time between touchdowns and ...

by | May 26, 2017 | 09:05

While the Warriors have posted a flawless 12-0 record in the playoffs this season, the Cavs have almost matched them. The Celtics made some noise near the end of the first half, but Irving scored Cleveland's first 11 points in the first 3:18 of the second half before two baskets by James ballooned the lead to 25 with 6:39 left in the third quarter.

by | May 26, 2017 | 09:33

Ott played 14 National Hockey League seasons with Dallas, Buffalo, St. Louis , Detroit and Montreal. After a long playing career split between the Dallas Stars , Buffalo Sabres, St. "I think there's mutual respect there, obviously majority are friends as well". "Me and "Army" have talked a few times seeing where I'm at in my career and kind of going forward".

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:37

Thiem drew first blood with a break for 2-1, but Nadal , using the drop shot often to take advantage of Thiem's court depth, broke back for 3-3. The first set went to Nadal . "To win against Novak by that score, you have to be playing very well, otherwise it's impossible". Given Nadal's resurgence, it would need an immediate rebound from the Serb to start winning silverware right away.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:33

By contrast, the mood inside the Mercedes camp was likely to be one of concern. Up to that point Vettel had set the pace, first with a lap of 1m 12.759s, which displaced 2016 polesitter Daniel Ricciardo who had taken his Red Bull round in m 13.280s, then with 1m 12.720s.

by | May 26, 2017 | 09:06

David Carney and Seb Ryall also started against the Reds having come on in the domestic decider, while Matt Simon was the only other senior player available. "I enjoyed it a lot". The Liverpool touring party only arrived in Sydney on the morning of the match and was rapturously received by the pro-Reds Australian crowd.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:59

He split with Boris Becker at the end of 2016. But he also had some positive news, confirming after the match that his new coach - as Telegraph Sport predicted a fortnight ago - will be the former world No1 Andre Agassi . Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic didn't manage to defend his title from the previous year, but to be honest, just a few expected this to happen because the Serbian tennis player is now trying to regain his level of the game, from the beginning of 2016.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:22

Victor Moses insists Chelsea have not drawn up a special plan to stop Alexis Sanchez in the FA Cup Final on Saturday, but acknowledges the Arsenal star poses a big threat. 'He gave me that opportunity and I didn't look back after that. "As professionals we want to win the trophy and bring it home". Arsenal are short of defenders after Gabriel sustained a knee injury against Everton and Wenger confirmed the Brazilian would be out for six to eight weeks.

by | May 26, 2017 | 09:02

Even though he's done OK, we just don't want him to get too exhausted as the year goes on. In nine games, including eight starts, he has pitched 462/3 innings and allowed 51 hits and 14 walks while striking out 37. Sure enough, it was followed up with a double off the Monster that scored the tying run. Entering Tuesday, the Red Sox have hit only four home runs this season against lefties, fewest in the majors, according to ESPN .

by | May 26, 2017 | 09:41

We had to focus because it was a very important game and we won for them and for the country. "We were really sad because you think of life and football - you have no choice". The win in Stockholm also took Mourinho's trophy count with United to three, adding to the Community Shield and League Cup wins, and salvaged a poor domestic season by giving United a passport back into the Champions League .

by | May 26, 2017 | 09:42

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement Tuesday that the league would be relaxing their rules on celebrations. Players will be flagged for celebrations that take too long or taunt the opposing team. "The crackdown was such a hot topic that Andrew Hawkins of the Cleveland Browns celebrated a touchdown by stiffly placing the ball on the turf and robotically walking away in a nod to the tough rules".

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:39

The Cleveland Cavaliers are on the verge of their third consecutive NBA Finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors . This deep three at the end of the third quarter was Curry-esque and the ideal cap to his one-man band performance that led the Cavaliers to their Game 4 victory that put them firmly back in control of the Eastern Conference Finals .

by | May 26, 2017 | 09:56

To make matters worse, LeBron James incomprehensibly picked up his fourth foul late in the second quarter as well. The defending National Basketball Association champions can wrap up their third straight conference title - and a "three-match" against the Warriors - with a win in game five on Thursday night in Boston .

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:08

The victory also means the Red Devils have booked their place in the group stages of next season's UEFA Champions League . United took the lead through Paul Pogba's deflected strike before Henrikh Mkhitaryan improvised brilliantly to hook in from close range.

by | May 26, 2017 | 09:31

Kevin Love had 17 points and a playoff career-high 17 rebounds for Cleveland , which had 23 assists on 44 made baskets. James is 28 points shy of overtaking Jordan as the postseason's leading scorer. "As the stakes get higher and higher, [Irving's] game gets higher and higher", James told reporters after the game. "It doesn't matter who you're going against or how you get the job done, you're just trying to figure it out, and I think we did that".

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:44

Our mindset would be similar this time, to go out there and enjoy. "We have done well in Test cricket and T20s and we want to make that success constant in all three formats". "But now we are a balanced side", he said. Ashwin, who had to miss the recently concluded season of the Indian Premier League ( IPL ) with sports hernia, has worked on newer things to keep himself accustomed to the changing rules in the ODI cricket.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:12

The win for United earned the club a place in next season's Champions League . English soccer giant Manchester United defeated Netherland's soccer powerhouse Aja Amsterdam 2-0 in the title clash to clinch their maiden Europa League title at Stockholm on Sunday.

by | May 26, 2017 | 09:13

The sky box, usually kitted out with modern technology such as touch screens and tablets, was instead equipped with two sturdy whiteboards with cut-out faces to depict each side's line-up. The current crop of Liverpool players may have enjoyed the chance to play with some former Anfield heroes, but Klopp revealed his squad weren't exactly thrilled when they were told they had to play a friendly in Australia just three days after the end of a gruelling Premier League campaign.

by | May 26, 2017 | 09:30

Everybody knows the conference finals are just a tune up for the Cavs' inevitable - or as conspiracy theorists call it, "pre-ordained" - rematch with Golden State for the championship belt. Lue also believes Sunday's game was a blip. "Just come out, be aggressive, in attack mode like he has been over the last four or five months". When LeBron James drew his fourth foul with 6:46 remaining in the first half Tuesday night, the Cavaliers desperately needed someone to step up.

by | May 26, 2017 | 09:18

That would be the amount of time left in the second quarter that LeBron James spent on the bench with four personal fouls (a first for him in the first half of an National Basketball Association playoff game ever) and Boston ahead by 10 points.

by | May 26, 2017 | 09:06

The Ottawa Senators went into Pittsburgh and took Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final with a 2-1 victory thanks to a Bobby Ryan overtime goal. "I knew at some point those pucks I'd been chasing all year long, they were going to come", Ryan said after picking up his fifth goal of the playoffs.

by | May 26, 2017 | 09:13

Well, fast forward to now, with James on the brink of punching his ticket to his seventh consecutive NBA Finals , and the three-time league champion is now clarifying those original remarks about chasing the ghost of MJ. Irving stayed on the floor and finished the game, but with a day off between games there will be interest in how tender his ankle is at tipoff. The Boston Celtics will be playing in full desperation mode.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:51

James recovered from an 11-point, four-of-13 shooting night he endured in Cleveland's stunning Game Three loss. He is listed as probable, but the injury did appear to affect his play during the second half of Game 4. Golden State Warriors will be waiting to compete against one of these two teams in the NBA Finals . He's also doing his best (with the expected mixed results) at guarding LeBron James using his own unique blend of athleticism and anticipation.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:45

Nevertheless, Terry is not interested in what others say and only cares about his relationship with the Chelsea supporters. Terry started the game and was subbed off in the 26th minute - his shirt number - then received a sustained ovation from supporters and a guard of honour from his teammates.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:47

Fleury probably wants that fourth goal back. He was very good in this one, as he didn't allow a goal until late in the second period (his team had already built a three-goal lead at that time ). Ottawa has compensated by ramping up physical play. Elsewhere, led by Hart Trophy finalist Connor McDavid, the Edmonton Oilers (-125) are a slim favorite at home against the Anaheim Ducks (+105) with a 5.5-goal total for their Game 4 matchup on Wednesday.

by | May 26, 2017 | 09:08

One fan in the stands captured the mood with a placard declaring: " Manchester , UNITED we stand". We are very proud. "It is just a football game and a trophy but if we can help and support with this just one per cent it is enough for us".

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:05

An emotional evening in Stockholm began with a moment of silence and applause, in memory of those killed at a concert at Manchester Arena , before goals from Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan clinched a 2-0 victory over Ajax . United had to settle for sixth place in the Premier League table following a hard season, but the victory in Stockholm saw United lift a third trophy this season after their Community Shield and EFL Cup successes.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:07

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. We had a few big rivalries but time has ended all that and I think we have big respect. "That is my mindset, no matter what happens or what is facing me on Saturday, I am going to go for it".

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:36

While the Warriors have posted a ideal 12-0 record in the playoffs this season, the Cavs have almost matched them. Things were starting to feel oddly familiar to how Game 3 ended but there was one constant that changed the entire flow. Coach Brad Stevens said no decision had been made yet on whether Thomas would undergo an operation but he reiterated that he is out for the remainder of the playoffs.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:35

He gave up nine runs - six earned - and 12 hits in 52/3 innings during two rehab starts at triple-A Pawtucket . Democratic state Sen. Donna Nesselbush, whose Pawtucket district includes the proposed downtown stadium site, called it a "really exciting proposal" and said legislators will "have to do our due diligence and really dive in".

by | May 26, 2017 | 07:18

We doubt United fans will care too much what the pundit has to say given the club achieved their objective of Champions League qualification and won two trophies this season. "I think I am going to have one of these jobs in a few years". Henrikh Mkhitaryan , another expensive summer purchase, hooked the ball home from six yards to double United's lead and secure the English side a first Europa League title and a place in next season's Champions League.

by | May 26, 2017 | 09:03

Two-time champions Mumbai now meet the Rising Pune Supergiants , coached by former Black Caps skipper Stephen Fleming, in the final on Sunday (Monday NZT). With a low score to chase, the MI reached the score by losing just 4 wickets . KKR captain Gautam Gambhir was disappointed that his side missed out, but felt it was hard to stage a fightback after being 31 for five at one stage.

by | May 26, 2017 | 07:36

Avery Bradley led Boston with 23 points as the East regular season leaders fell in five games. James is again at the top of his game. He's only 32 years old and shown no sign of slowing down, averaging 32.3 points per game during these playoffs entering Thursday's Game 5.

by | May 26, 2017 | 08:36

Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 42 points as they take a commanding 3-1 series lead. Then, Irving completed a three-point play with 1:02 left in the third quarter and beat the buzzer with a deep three-pointer at the end of the period. The Celtics' two superb defensive guards, Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart , could not slow Irving. Kelly Olynyk once again had a solid role as he scored 15 points, two less than Jae Crowder .

by | May 26, 2017 | 07:07

Sunday: Senior debut and scores after 15 minutes. Meanwhile, it could very well be a Wayne Rooney farewell at Old Trafford with the United stalwart strongly linked with an exit this summer, although as noted by The Daily Mail , a decision over his future could be delayed.