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by | May 26, 2017 | 11:15

The Cavaliers are in Beantown for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Finals series with the Celtics . They were the worst team in terms of defensive metrics in April and we've already seen them squander double digit leads in this postseason.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:15

United , though, are in a stronger position than most given finance and history has been complemented by securing Champions League qualification on Wednesday. That will have to change. Rooney - United's record goalscorer - has remained a model professional despite his reduced role at the club. A Juve win against Real Madrid in Cardiff on June 3 would see the Italian giants face United in the UEFA Super Cup and Pogba welcomed that potential clash.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:11

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens cheer on his team against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals Tuesday in Cleveland . Irving was able to stay on the floor and finish the game, scoring a career playoff-high 42 points. Kevin Love had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Deron Williams added 14 points in 17 minutes off the bench in the win that made Cleveland 12-1 in the post-season.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:08

Though they have won six of seven games at home during the playoffs and are now just a win away from reaching the Stanley Cup final , they are being held together with duct tape and spit at this point in the post-season. That leaves it up to the Predators to handle business on the ice. "And then we'll make a decision based off that". Being in position to win the Campbell Bowl on home ice seemed remote Friday when the Predators announced their top scorer, center Ryan Johansen, would miss ...

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:08

If the fight does finally come together, it's going to the the 50th professional boxing match for Mayweather and the first for McGregor. "Boxing is starting to dig out of the hole that Floyd and Manny Pacquiao shoveled by waiting seven years to put on a fight that ended up being as tiresome as it was anti-climactic", De La Hoya wrote .

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:06

Terry's pre-planned substitution midway through the first half of the champions' 5-1 win over Sunderland was forecast on social media by the Chelsea fanzine editor before kick-off. Conte is still on for a double in his first year in England too, with the FA Cup final next Saturday against Arsenal . 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 26, 2017 | 11:09

The Europa League joins the Community Shield and EFL Cup in Mourinho's trophy cabinet after his first season at Old Trafford and he will look to build on that success in the Champions League next season. The trophy is not the only lift the club gave the city as United and Manchester City pledged £1 million (US$1.3 million) on Thursday to an emergency fund set up for the victims and their families.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:06

Under the old rule, teams would trim rosters from 90 to 75 before the final preseason game, then 75 to 53 in the last cut down day. National Football League owners cut the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes to address coaches' concerns too many players were exhausted and risking injuries at the end of the extra period.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:08

Joseph has six homers and 12 extra-base hits in May after getting three extra-base hits in April, when he batted.179. Phillies manager Pete Mackanin used seven pitchers in the game; Jeanmar Gomez earned the win by pitching a scoreless ninth.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:04

Arsenal will be missing from the Champions League for the first time in 20 years next season. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger dismissed the thousands of fans who boycotted Tuesday's 2-0 win over Sunderland , claiming "we are sold out" despite the multitude of empty seats at the Emirates .

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:02

Lue should have warned James to be careful, too, as the superstar picked up four fouls and spent the final 6:46 watching from the bench, unable to help his team. "He went down into the trenches and got those defensive rebounds", said Lue. They scored 36 points in the paint in the second half - primarily because of the ballet dancer wearing No.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:01

They have the players, that's for sure, and in Adam Rooney a fine striker whose season is going to finish with 20 goals for the third time in a row. "The Hearts fans filled three-quarters of the stadium that day, so I could really have run anywhere and been celebrating in front of them". There might have been one at youth-team level.

by | May 26, 2017 | 11:00

New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro (14) and Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge celebrate on the field after the Yankees 3-0 shut out of the Kansas City Royals in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York , Wednes. Tanaka not only lost his last two starts, but he is giving up an alarming number of home runs, yielding seven long balls in only 4 2/3 innings. Ellsbury stayed in the game.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:59

LeBron James' reign in the National Basketball Association is far from over, but it's clear as day that the Celtics are positioning themselves to be one of the favorites to eventually unseat the Cavs. It may not be enough to win again SU, but covering for the third straight time versus the Cavs is doable for the Celts in this spot. And they were going up against the best player on the planet.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:59

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James finished the night with 11 points on 4-for-13 shooting, including 0 for 4 from beyond the arc. Incredibly, he went scoreless over the final 16 minutes. We lost. It happens. Cleveland limited the Celtics to 41 percent from the field and 29 percent from beyond the arc. J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert both followed Jae Crowder after an off-ball screen, leaving Bradley wide open.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:59

Should Liverpool make it past the qualifying round, in which they will be seeded, the Premier League will have five clubs in the group stage. "When we won the Champions League we paraded the trophy in the city centre, ending in the Arena and celebrated there".

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:56

This will be Arsenal's only chance of silverware this season, and come into the match in top form. Zouma will likely be on the bench at Wembley as backup to Cesar Azpilicueta, but he insists Chelsea are not in party mode just yet and are prepared for one more huge game.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:59

The latest milestone in the All Blacks' bid to win the Rugby World Cup has been made in Kyoto, Japan , tonight with the Pool Draw for Rugby World Cup 2019. "It will be one of the games of the tournament and hopefully we'll both play really great rugby and inspire the tournament to go to a higher level".

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:56

AC Milan, a seven-time European champion, will be the other stand-out name in the competition should the Italian team get through two qualifying rounds. "This night would be an fantastic night if he was on the pitch, in his home town where his statue will be". We prefer it this way. We got the objective, we are back in the Champions League by winning a title, an important title.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:54

As NASCAR tries to address its issues and improve the racing product, there's been debate about moving the All-Star race from Charlotte. Why? I won a million bucks. This is Busch's first Cup win at Charlotte Motor Speedway . May. Larson stayed on the track, though, as he was required to stay on the lead lap at the end of the next two segments to officially lock up his spot in the final 10 laps.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:50

The Sky pundit reckons that the £89m price-tag has played a role in Pogba's troubles and is hoping for better things in the new campaign. He likes to play higher ( more attacking) or off the left. Jamie Redknapp has named Manchester United's Paul Pogba as the Premier League's biggest underachiever this season . Goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan handed United the victory in Stockholm, with Ajax failing to really lay a glove on Jose Mourinho's men in a tepid performance.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:48

Odenigbo was the Big Ten Conference leader in quarterback sacks in 2016 with 10.0, and racked up 23.5 of them during his career at Northwestern. This time it is seventh-round defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo . He was a pass-rushing specialist as a freshman and sophomore. Odenigbo was the first member of his family born in the US after his family emigrated from Nigeria.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:46

Paul Pierce , Kevin Garnett and Steve Nash are gone, though on Tuesday they won't be forgotten. The New York Knicks are in the midst of a risky game with their top players, Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis but after Tuesday, that black hole got wider.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:42

Having finished outside the top four in England and lost striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to a serious knee injury, United are now depending on victory at the Friends Arena in Stockholm to get them into next season's Champions League. 'I don't feel any pressure, but I see a lot of opportunities'. "They always try to help me and to have them as teachers I will say is great. The pre-season programme has been put together to ensure the manager and his squad have a great platform to prepare for ...

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:38

Yes, he did it without Lebron also, who failed to show up for the second straight game. "That's just how the game be played". The referring in the game was very inconsistent, but that consistency seemed to go both ways, the more interesting information was LeBron not getting another foul after the mid-way point in the second quarter.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:36

The former Juventus man, who left United for Turin in 2012 before returning a world-beater past year, was signed to make the difference and did so on Wednesday night when he broke the deadlock with a deflected strike from range in Stockholm against Ajax on the way to winning the Europa League final and earning a spot at the top table, the Champions League, next season.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:35

With the series tied 3-3, the victor of May 10's game moves on to face the Nashville Predators in the Western Conference final, so both teams will be in full battle mode. Colin Wilson - The Predators winger was on the wrong side of the puck (9 for, 20 against, 31.0 CF%, 3-10 scoring chances) in Game One at Anaheim.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:34

Outside of Danny Ainge and the current Celtics players, one of Stevens' biggest fans has been LeBron James , who has consistently praised Stevens particularly for his ATOs (after time-out plays). Irving kept Cleveland within striking distance while James was out by scoring 12 points over the final 5:11 of the second quarter. Kyrie Irving takes a jumper during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Celtics on May 23.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:28

Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane gestures during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) quarter-final first leg football match Real Madrid CF vs RC Celta de Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on January 18, 2017. "They started the game very well but we didn't worry because we knew we were going to create chances". It means we are doing well. Real was getting desperate in a situation where one more goal by the hosts would have left them in a risky spot.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:25

Newcastle United have been given permission to talk to Chelsea's Tammy Abraham with a view of taking him on loan next season, according to the Newcastle Chronicle . Would Abraham be a good fit for Newcastle? For Newcastle, Abraham should be seen as a complementary piece to a front line led by Dwight Gayle. A one-season loan at Brighton or Newcastle in the Premier League, with the promise of starting regularly, is seen as ideal preparation for Abraham.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:23

Scattered showers soaked Queens all day, and thunderstorms were forecast for midgame, although heavy rain never came. Will Jacob deGrom shut down the Padres tonight when the Mets host San Diego at 7:10PM ET? The 24-year-old Lamet earned the recall by going 3-2 with a 3.23 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 39 innings over eight starts for Triple-A El Paso.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:16

Neither did the Cavs , who followed their 66-point first half with 42 points in the second. Me, personally, I didn't have it. "The key for us was to chip away", said Bradley, who made eight three-pointers for the game. Of the Cavs' 70 field goal attempts, 39 were three-pointers. If you said the Celtics were going to beat the Cavs in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals , it would have been hard to believe.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:17

Love was far from finished, as then, he buried his second three-pointer of the first quarter from the right corner of the floor. And when the horn sounded at the end of the first half? And perhaps that was a sign of things to come. While the Warriors have posted a ideal 12-0 record in the playoffs this season, the Cavs have almost matched them. And, probably most importantly, there was LeBron James, doing all those things only LeBron James does.

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:17

It has been a very hard last few months, we were short of numbers. "So so so happy with our win tonight!" "If we could, we would obviously change the people's lives for this cup, immediately", Mourinho told reporters. "Doesn't matter if it's Champions [League] or not". 'I've played for two clubs and they're the only two Premier League clubs I'll play for'. 'I still believe I could [play every game].

by | May 26, 2017 | 10:14

Kohli was thankful for the learning curve, but admitted the circumstances leading to Royal Challengers' last-place finish were weird. Entering the ODI tournament after a long home Test season followed by the IPL, Kohli stressed on the need to be fit physically as well as mentally.