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National Basketball Association playoffs: Relive the conference finals


This year's matchup is expected to be the most lopsided. The Cavaliers dealt their star point guard, Kyrie Irving , to Boston in the offseason, and that move backfired. The Warriors have labeled the injury a left lateral leg contusion. For the fourth year in a row, the Warriors will play the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. Read More »

Fabinho: "It was easy to say 'yes' to Liverpool"

Also, worldwide caps for Brazil tells you something about him. "I hope I will be in a position to be honoured to represent this football club". "I like that he is young yet experienced also, with a high number of games at a club that competes to win. Read More »

Kevin Durant: LeBron James is playing 'next-level basketball'

He notched a Game 7 win in Boston despite Kevin Love being out with concussion symptoms and most of his teammates not shooting well for much of the game. Golden State won that series four games to one. "It's been good, it's been bad ", James said. The Cavs needed seven games to beat the Pacers in the first round, and were truly outplayed in the series . Read More »

Serena makes winning Grand Slam return

Azarenka herself wasn't given a seeding at Wimbledon a year ago after returning to the game following the birth of her son. "It's been two years since I played here. Williams built a 2-1 lead in the opening set on the strength of her serve. Whether that's due to her "watch me!" wardrobe or her recent return to the tour after maternity leave is up in the air. Read More »

Vegas' fourth line dominates Game 1


Simply put, the goal Reaves scored should not have counted. Yes, clearly it is time to completely expect the unexpected, to accept the abnormal as routine. The Capitals pressed late with Holtby on the bench, but Lars Eller flubbed a golden opportunity on the doorstep with Fleury at his mercy before Nosek sealed it with three seconds left. Read More »

Rudy Giuliani booed by NYY fans on his birthday


Trump and his legal team. During the game - the Yankees eventually lost 5-1 - the stadium's public address system cackled with the birthdays of people in attendance. Instead of cheers, the crowd booed at the mention of Giuliani's name. Word of the reaction from the Yankees fans spread quickly across social media, with many of Giuliani's critics taking the opportunity to gloat. Read More »

Fulham, owned by Jaguars Shad Khan, promoted to Premier League


Villa will now spend a third season outside the Premier League and with it more difficulty in meeting financial fair play requirements. It defeated Derby County in the playoff semifinal on a 2-1 aggregate and features the likes of USA defender Tim Ream and rising teenage English fullback Ryan Sessegnon . Read More »

ESPN Hits NBA Highs With Cavaliers-Celtics


As Sunday night bled into Monday morning at TD Garden, the Cleveland Cavaliers closed the door on the latest version of their 2017-18. Tatum had a dunk over James with 6:41 left - staring down the Cavaliers star and bumping him with his chest - then followed it with a 3-pointer that gave the Celtics a 72-71 lead. Read More »

Warriors sink ice-cold Rockets, head back to Finals


The Rockets' season-long focus on the Warriors provided the ultimate incentive, from Daryl Morey's obsession with the four-time Western Conference champs as he put this Rockets team together last summer, until the final buzzer Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). Read More »

Mignolet not thinking about his future at Liverpool just yet


The climax of a thrilling Champions League campaign is upon us as Real Madrid and Liverpool meet in the final of European football's biggest game at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium. I didn't say. We are happy people name us at this level. "From the moment I got there, a lot of people in hospitality were Liverpool fans and they were saying 'join, please join .' It was amusing to see how big the support and fanbase of Liverpool is". Read More »

Neymar: I've always wanted to play for Pep Guardiola


Neymar is now with the Brazil squad stepping up his preparations for the summer's World Cup. Manchester City certainly have the money to pay for Neymar , and the club are expected to embark on a massive spending spree throughout the summer to address some of the shortcomings they experienced in Europe this season. Read More »

Stanley Cup: Vegas Golden Knights beat Washington Capitals in Game 1 thriller


Nosek's victor at 9:44 of the final period came after Vegas defenceman Shea Theodore moved down the sideboards and fed the wide-open winger for his second goal of the playoffs. Vegas Golden Knights left wing Pierre-Edouard Bellemare takes Washington Capitals centre Jay Beagle down during the second period. They got contributions for their bottom part of their roster ... Read More »

Egyptian lawyer sues Sergio Ramos for $1.5 billion for Mo Salah challenge


Egypt kicks off its World Cup campaign against Uruguay on June 16, before facing the hosts three days later and Saudi Arabia the following week. He added "your love and support will give me the strength I need". The 25-year-old scored the winning goal against Congo in October to send the North African nation into the Russian Federation tournament. Salah had been instrumental in Liverpool's unexpected run to their Champions League final since 2007. Read More »

Golden State Warriors Rout Houston Rockets for Force Game 7


The Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a straight up loss. Now, the Warriors find themselves in the position that malaise has left them: facing a Game 7 here at Toyota Center against the Houston Rockets , who led the National Basketball Association with 65 victories this season. Read More »

Olympique Lyon star Fekir denies being close to Liverpool switch


Lyon's maestro will travel with France to the 2018 FIFA World Cup next month after greatly impressing for his club this term, and it's possible his price could rocket further if he performs well in Russian Federation. Fekir has scored 23 goals in 40 appearances across all competitions for Lyon this season. Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir admits he'd be happy for Real Madrid to win the Champions League final. Read More »

The first racket of Ukraine will miss the "Roland Garros"


Sharapova will be seeded at a Slam for the first time since returning from her ban previous year and enters the tournament in the best form she has shown for some time. Reigning champ Ostapenko is set to meet Victoria Azarenka in the second round, while 2016 winner Muguruza meets another former French Open victor Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round. Read More »

Stanley Cup: Golden Knights' last practice before game 1


Alex Ovechkin will make his Stanley Cup debut on Monday. He's one of my favorite players. We got all the fans we want. Gerard Gallant took time out from preparing for the Stanley Cup finals to watch a Little League game this week, something that might be surprising to those who think there is little in Las Vegas besides showgirls, craps tables and nightclubs. Read More »

Keys to Rockets-Warriors Game 7


If you take a look at every game the Rockets have won this series it has been because of lockdown defense . Houston may have a problem going into Monday's Game 7 at home: The team that finished the regular season with the best record in the league struggled to get its offense going with the absence of injured star point guard Chris Paul . Read More »

Sarri's exit from Napoli confirmed amid links to Chelsea


According to Sportitalia pundit Alfredo Pedullà, there was a seven-hour meeting with members of Sarri's entourage today in London. Ancelotti who once managed Chelsea , Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain penned a three-year deal with the club. Read More »

UFC Liverpool Main Event On AsTill Makes Weight


Craig White (14-8-0) stepped up on short notice to make a dream a reality, coming. Till (16-0-1), who hasn't fought since his victory over Donald Cerrone in October 2017, weighed in at 174.5 pounds. Usually I have six, seven. I was fine. And I tried to get in the sauna, tried to get in the steam, I tried to do a bath. "Stephen Thompson is an incredible fighter and I couldn't quite figure him out the way I wanted to but here I am, the victor". Read More »

Gareth Bale's agents set to meet Real Madrid and decide his future


Nearly no one had expected the Portuguese forward to pour doubt over his continuity at Los Blancos so soon after the Champions League final was won. "They act like they're happy, but I think they should be jealous". Scholes, who spent six seasons playing alongside Ronaldo at United, hailed his former teammate's achievements as "amazing" and said he was the best player in the world. Read More »

Red Bull would have let Ricciardo's engine fail


With its winding corners and lack of fast straights, the sinewy 3.34-kilometre (2.1-mile) track helps Red Bull because it cancels out the superior speed of Ferrari and Mercedes. Two years ago, Verstappen also started from the back after the same crash in qualifying. Asked if there was any consideration given to retiring Ricciardo, he said: "Not [from] the engine guys". Read More »

LeBron, Cavs facing win-or-else Game 6 vs Celtics


The 2008 Celtics , on their way to the National Basketball Association title, lost three road games each in their series against Atlanta and Cleveland , and also lost twice on the road in the Eastern Conference finals against Detroit, before finally clinching the series in Game 6 in The Palace at Auburn Hills. Read More »