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Rumor Report: Is LeBron Leaving the Cavs for an LA Team? Rumor Report: Is LeBron Leaving the Cavs for an LA Team?
- June 12, 2017

A bold statement given James' monstrous numbers this postseason and the eye-gouging triple-double production in the NBA Finals, averaging 32 points, 12.3 rebounds, 10.3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.3 blocks through three games and 41.7 minutes per game. (more...)
Owen Farrell kicks Lions to victory over Crusaders Owen Farrell kicks Lions to victory over Crusaders
- June 11, 2017

For the first time in 15 games this year, or 1,200 minutes of competitive rugby, the Crusaders know how it feels to lose. I am not convinced yet. "I had never experienced it before 2013, but special is the word to describe it". The Lions missed 11 tackles over the 80 minutes, but it was their dominance of possession that was the difference. And we saw one instance of this. (more...)
Injury to force Sharapova out of Aegon Classic Injury to force Sharapova out of Aegon Classic
- June 11, 2017

Sharapova had missed out on a wildcard for the ongoing French Open as she continues her comeback from a 15-month doping ban. However, the 30-year-old confirmed on Saturday that she is now set to be out of action until late July as a result of the thigh problem that forced her to retire from a second-round match in Rome last month. (more...)
Erensto Valverde A Good Option For Barcelona Admits Gerard Pique Erensto Valverde A Good Option For Barcelona Admits Gerard Pique
- June 05, 2017

Unfortunately for United manager Jose Mourinho, it is because Barcelona are desperate to sign the 27-year-old Spaniard. Spanish publication Sport claim the former Athletic Bilbao boss is a big admirer of the midfielder and believes he can make a difference at Barca. (more...)
Mickelson to miss US Open for daughter's graduation Mickelson to miss US Open for daughter's graduation
- June 04, 2017

It appears he will not break his duck at Erin Hills in 2017, due to the tournament's first round on June 15 clashing with his daughter Amanda's graduation from Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, California . The US Open is the last major title that Mickelson needs to win in order to be the sixth man to win a career Grand Slam. The 46-year-old is running out of chances to complete the career grand slam, making the decision more hard. (more...)
Praneeth enters final; Saina loses Praneeth enters final; Saina loses
- June 04, 2017

Praneeth defeated Thongnuam 21-11, 21-15 in just 36 minutes. 21-14, in his opening match that started past midnight, went down 14-21, 18-21 to second seeded Marc Zwiebler of Germany in the second round match , which took place in less than 12 hours of his first-round clash. (more...)
Wagner plans chat with Klopp after steering Huddersfield into Premier League Wagner plans chat with Klopp after steering Huddersfield into Premier League
- June 03, 2017

Both teams have had memorable campaigns but Reading's has ended in heartache, whereas Huddersfield can look forward to life in the Premier League after securing a 4-3 penalty shootout triumph after 120 goalless minutes at Wembley. There will be a ceremony and parade held in the town centre tonight to celebrate, and we wish the team the very best of luck for next season! The Queens Park Rangers manager boldly stated the Terriers would drop down into League One, however they exceeded ... (more...)
England's sublime batting secures opening Champions Trophy victory
- June 03, 2017

England pulled off the highest successful run chase in Champions Trophy history when they beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in the opening match at The Oval on Thursday. But soon, Plunkett dismissed both batsmen in back to back balls in the 45th over. Root also suffered an injury scare when he damaged his calf early in his innings but he made light of the problem to post his highest one-day global score. (more...)
Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in the NBA Finals Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in the NBA Finals
- June 02, 2017

The Cavaliers flew into San Francisco on Tuesday, taking a team photo once they arrived that Cleveland forward Kevin Love posted on Instagram. The Warriors , who won the title in 2015, are out for revenge. Despite being named the NBA's first-ever unanimous MVP in 2016, Curry has dealt with other labels his entire career, including being called "soft". (more...)
Virat Kohli only Indian in top 10 of ICC ODI rankings
- June 01, 2017

Finally, South Africa won the match, but it lost the series. Paceman Kagiso Rabada did the damage for the Proteas, picking up 4-12 from his first three overs. England , courtesy the series win, have achieved two points, but continues to remain fifth in the table. Best of them all arguably was Faf du Plessis ' head-high take at second slip to account for Jos Buttler . (more...)
'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss 'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss
- June 01, 2017

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the reigning National Basketball Association champions and, with a 21-point lead midway through the third quarter in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday night, were on the verge of winning a league-record 14th consecutive postseason game. (more...)
Johanna Konta crashes out of French Open Johanna Konta crashes out of French Open
- May 31, 2017

British number one Johanna Konta suffered a shock defeat against world number 109 Hsieh Su-wei in the first round of the French Open , while Nick Kyrgios shrugged off injury concerns to outclass Germanys Philipp Kohlschreiber on Tuesday. (more...)
Cleveland Cavaliers reach the NBA Finals
- May 29, 2017

He also added eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals as the Cavs romped to a 135-102 victory and a 4-1 series win. LeBron James had one of the worst games of his postseason career, finishing with 11 points and six turnovers. What's that? A three-time champion, four-time MVP, two-time Olympic gold medalist, global icon, billion-dollar-business-in-sneakers, wasn't confident? "They cause a lot of stress, and I'll get to that point when we start to prepare for them". (more...)
Cavs beat Celtics to earn NBA Finals rematch with Warriors
- May 29, 2017

The win gives Cleveland a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and leaves them firmly on track for a third consecutive NBA Finals showdown against the Golden State Warriors . Lue paused for several seconds before responding to a question about the third and fourth fouls called on James, who was whistled for barely touching Marcus Smart on a jumper and then was called for a charge. (more...)
LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record
- May 29, 2017

Finding a parking space on Newbury Street lucky. James hit a three-pointer in the third quarter against the Boston Celtics that gave him 29 points in the game, at that stage 5989 points in his post-season career. "Then, you add the green on their back and this is history. I think that helped shape my game". This should be a high scoring game with a few threes that fall, so I like the over in this spot. (more...)
Alexander Gustafsson KOs Glover Teixeira at Fight Night 109 Alexander Gustafsson KOs Glover Teixeira at Fight Night 109
- May 29, 2017

Both Hadzovic and Velickovic launched comebacks to earn their bonus checks. Gustafsson, number two contender Teixeira (26-5) won in his last fight and is pumped up to continue rolling all the way to another crack at the title. "Show these boy's how to throw an uppercut the Right way!" The victory marked Gustafsson's second win in a row overall after dropping a heartbreaking split decision to light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in 2015. (more...)
Prince William Leads FA Cup Final Tribute to Manchester Dead
- May 28, 2017

Chelsea improved after the break but had to play the final quarter of the match with 10 men after Victor Moses received his second yellow card following a blatant dive in the area. A piece of unwanted history for the Chelsea player. Whatever the future holds for Wenger, he said the current Arsenal team can look forward with optimism. (more...)
Wenger seeks solace in quest for seventh FA Cup
- May 28, 2017

I think the club always saw my job, during pre-season and in that period, and trusted in my job. "I have no medals at home from anything", the Arsenal boss told reporters. "I think the way we started the game (3-0 win at the Emirates) in the first half was very good", the Welsh worldwide told Arsenal Player. That season I experienced pain and pleasure in equal measure. (more...)
Brook loses IBF welterweight title to Spence Jr Brook loses IBF welterweight title to Spence Jr
- May 28, 2017

The last time Spence stepped into the ring was in August, when he defeated Leonard Bundu by a vicious knockout in Spence's hometown of NY. Brook looked healthy and in pristine condition, inside the welterweight limit and with his focus shining through before what promises to be another testing examination of his ring craft and resilience. (more...)
Exeter champions after extra-time win over Wasps Exeter champions after extra-time win over Wasps
- May 28, 2017

Much of the final's build-up had been about the potential dominance of the Exeter pack, and those comments appeared justified as Chiefs gained two penalties inside the opening four minutes to pile pressure on Wasps . Dan Robson and Tommy Taylor got the other scores for the home side but it was Exeter who had started the game brighter, with tries from Thomas Waldrom and scrum-half Will Chudley. (more...)
Michael Ballack and David O'Leary's FA Cup final views
- May 27, 2017

Antonio Conte has already surpassed expectations in his first year as Chelsea manager and a victory in Saturday's (Sunday NZ time ) FA Cup final against Arsenal would complete arguably the greatest season in the club's history. This aspect I can stay calm and I trust the players, it is impossible not to after this season . Shkodran Mustafi is a doubt due to concussion. "He will be with us, and for sure he will be on the bench, and then we will see what the game needs in the moment ... (more...)
Jose Mourinho sends message to Ed Woodward over Manchester United targets
- May 26, 2017

On an emotional night in Sweden , United won their second major trophy of the season as they earned a 2-0 win against the Dutch side, securing Champions League football. The win preserved Mourinho's ideal record in major European finals, adding to his 2003 UEFA Cup victory with FC Porto , and his Champions League triumphs with the same club in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010. (more...)
NFL To (Finally) Loosen Celebration Penalties
- May 24, 2017

Now the interesting part will be whether owners - a group which skews rather older than players - are willing to go along. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been listening, and spoke with more than 80 current and former players about coming to a resolution. (more...)
Penguins strike early, rout Senators 7-0 to take 3-2 lead
- May 23, 2017

Senators coach Guy Boucher said after the game - a 7-0 Pittsburgh victory - that he decided not to play Karlsson in the third period with the Senators trailing 5-0. The Senators head back home on the brink of elimination for the first time in their postseason. Ottawa forward Derick Brassard and defenseman Cody Ceci also were not on the bench for the third period. (more...)
Sebastien Bourdais crashes at Indy 500 qualifying, taken away on backboard
- May 22, 2017

Other noteworthy qualifying performances included Ryan Hunter-Reay (No. 28 DHL Andretti Autosport Honda, 231.442 mph), who paced Group 1 which determined starting positions 10-33 for Sunday's race and will start 10th; Oriol Servia (No. "I'm not sure what happened". "It's incredible for us to have a driver of his stature, still actively racing in Formula One and missing their crown jewel event to come race ours, in some ways justifies what we all say about how much the Indy 500 means to the ... (more...)
London calling: Scots shine at Twickenham London calling: Scots shine at Twickenham
- May 22, 2017

Scotland won its first Cup title here a year ago, beating South Africa by one point in the final, and will have to go through New Zealand in the quarter-finals on Sunday. James Stannard added to his scoring tally making it four for the day and was definitely being hailed as a hero and the catalyst of the day's impressive team performance. (more...)
LEADING OFF: Adams set to join Braves, Yankees-Rays reset LEADING OFF: Adams set to join Braves, Yankees-Rays reset
- May 22, 2017

Adams is already en route to Atlanta and is expected to start Sunday's series finale against the Nationals. Though Adams clearly fits in as a nice temporary replacement, Freeman is one of the best first basemen in the game and can obviously be expected to reclaim the position upon his return. (more...)
Aric Almirola Faces Lengthy Recovery; RPM Working on Plans Aric Almirola Faces Lengthy Recovery; RPM Working on Plans
- May 21, 2017

Almirola, crew chief Drew Blickensderfer, auto owner Richard Petty and RPM chief executive officer Brian Moffitt agreed to let Regan Smith drive Almirola's No. Almirola told the Charlotte Observer that he promised a 5-year-old boy named Devin, who is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, that the two would meet there. (more...)
Trading For Paul George Isn't A Good Idea For NBA Teams Trading For Paul George Isn't A Good Idea For NBA Teams
- May 21, 2017

After the Lakers landed the No. 2 overall pick in Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery, Russell, according to several reports, became expendable since the Purple & Gold is expected to select point guard Lonzo Ball at next month's NBA Draft . If he does not qualify, the Pacers could still sign him for another five years (on top of the 2017-18 season) averaging around $35 million per year. (more...)
Arsene Wenger: Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez is 'the devil' Arsene Wenger: Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez is 'the devil'
- May 20, 2017

Manchester City are in third spot with 75 points, Liverpool have 73 and Arsenal 72. Two goals from Alexis Sanchez moved Arsene Wenger's side to within a point of Liverpool in the race for the Uefa Champions League places, with Everton set to visit the Emirates stadium this weekend. (more...)
IPL 2017: Pune Supergiant thrashes Punjab by 9 wickets, books play-off berth IPL 2017: Pune Supergiant thrashes Punjab by 9 wickets, books play-off berth
- May 20, 2017

Supergiant finished second to Mumbai in the round-robin but beat Mumbai in both of their league matches . Dhoni hit five sixes. "The way they bowled with the little match experience they have, I think they have contributed majorly to get the team to this position in the league", said Rahane. (more...)
Myles Garrett makes interesting song selection while signing rookie contract Myles Garrett makes interesting song selection while signing rookie contract
- May 20, 2017

In 34 games over his three years with the Aggies, Garrett registered 141 total tackles, including 81 solo stops and 60 assists, with 31.0 quarterback sacks, seven forced fumbles, one recovery, five passes defended and one interception. I like our young guys. Why should I be afraid of saying those kinds of things? You are trying to go out there and win games just like they are. With the signing of Garrett, the Browns have now agreed to terms with six of their ten draft picks. (more...)
Tigers homer twice off Bundy, edge Orioles 6-5 Tigers homer twice off Bundy, edge Orioles 6-5
- May 19, 2017

It was the second home run in three games for Martinez, who had gone deep only once previously on the season. "It seems like every time he goes to the plate, it's either going to be a homer, or hit the ball hard", Victor Martinez said. Bryce Harper hit his 13th home run and Ryan Zimmerman delivered a two-run double to lead Washington to a win over Pittsburgh. Right now, only the three last-place AL teams have worse run differentials than the Tigers . (more...)
Keith Urban's National Anthem for the Nashville Predators Keith Urban's National Anthem for the Nashville Predators
- May 18, 2017

While cheering on the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night (May 16), Carrie Underwood found herself hearing a very familiar song over the Bridgestone Arena speakers. So fans got to hear Urban sing live, he was thrilled to check off a career first and the Predators went up 2-1 on the Anaheim Ducks in the series. The Nashville Predators have embraced their country roots throughout the 2017 playoffs, inviting famous musicians to sing the national anthem before every game. (more...)
Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again
- May 18, 2017

Coaches in these situations often deflect questions, or reply with stock answers about keeping such discussions in the locker room. We give all of our guys credit. The Warriors haven't played since May 8 when they swept the Utah Jazz 4-0. He also found time for seven rebounds, a game-high seven assists and three steals in 31 minutes. (more...)