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by | June 01, 2017 | 04:55

And with a slew of veteran complementary players, "King James" is in as good a position as ever to become a four-time champion. LeBron is averaging 32.5 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 2.15 steals and 1.38 blocks per game in this year's playoffs.

by | June 01, 2017 | 04:53

Let's regroup and get back to playing desperate basketball ... Kyrie Irving and LeBron James combined for 76 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers battled to a 112-99 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) to move within one game of a place in the NBA Finals .

by | June 01, 2017 | 04:49

They're all good. I played at Juventus for five years and I've got good memories of that time. We know it's going to be a very hard match, but we are Real Madrid , which is why we have a good chance of winning. Bale is now getting ready for his third Champions League final in four years, with hometown glory now within touching distance. 'It's a final and it could last 90 minutes or more.

by | June 01, 2017 | 04:41

The Arsenal manager has already been in charge for nearly 21 years and is now set to continue in the role until at least 2019. His contract, along with Mesut Ozil's, expires next year and persuading them to sign new deals will be pivotal to Wenger winning some brownie points with disenchanted fans.

by | June 01, 2017 | 04:39

United manager Jose Mourinho said his side would give up their Europa League trophy if it would bring back the 22 victims of Monday's terror attack in Manchester. We got the objective of the Champions League , but winning a title, an important title, a title that closes the lot. Ajax had no answer to the physical strength and power of United, especially in midfield, where world record signing Pogba and Belgian worldwide Marouane Fellaini dominated.

by | June 01, 2017 | 04:42

Wenger has presided over a gruelling season, which saw his team fail to qualify for the Champions League , but masterminded a stunning FA Cup final win over Chelsea last weekend. Arsène is the best person to help us make that happen. The "Invincibles" season would define his reign, with Arsenal winning 26 games and drawing the other 12 as the likes of Henry, Vieira, Robert Pires, Dennis Bergkamp and Sol Campbell excelled.

by | June 01, 2017 | 04:41

Before Game 1's tip off, look at this rivalry's best moments - from Kyrie Irving's Game 7 shot to all the trash talk. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will meet in the NBA Finals for the third straight season beginning this Friday, June 1, but this time the victor will be able to boast years down the road as to how they won the rubber match between these two great teams.

by | June 01, 2017 | 04:35

Sergio Garcia (T20):The Spaniard shot a poor 74 on Sunday after two straight days of magic with a 65 on Friday and a 64 on Saturday. Jason Day struck the round of the day as his 63, consisting of eight birdies and a bogey, saw him surge up the leaderboard and join Kokrak on 10 under.

by | June 01, 2017 | 04:28

The Ukrainian has won three other tournaments this year. Muguruza trailed 5-2 at the outset, fought back to force a tiebreaker, but dropped it 7-6 (4). The Japanese pulled out of the Barcelona Open and withdrew before his quarter-final clash with Novak Djokovic in Stuttgart with a wrist problem. It all earned him the No1 ranking.

by | June 01, 2017 | 04:25

Factors attributed to the Warriors' billing as favourites include the fact they possess four All-Stars, including two recent MVP winners in Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant , and have established themselves as one of the most dominant teams in National Basketball Association history.

by | June 01, 2017 | 04:29

This year's championship is the Warriors' third straight appearance, and James has seven straight between the Cavs and the Miami Heat, so it's not insane to think Golden State could keep on winning as long as its core stays intact. "Someone's going to have to step up in the East or in the West if we're not to see (Warriors vs. Cavs) next year, as well", Van Gundy said. That's what happened in each of the last two years.

by | June 01, 2017 | 04:27

The MLB does not take too kindly to hitters charging the mound at pitchers, leaving many of them with long suspensions. "He's taken advantage of that, so I went inside. "Whatever they ultimately decide, I'll own it and take the responsibility". Strickland hit Harper in the face before catching a punch to the head, as teammates rushed onto the field.

by | June 01, 2017 | 04:27

In winning for just the second time in IndyCar , Sato had to hold off Helio Castroneves over the closing laps Sunday to deny the veteran a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 victory. That kept him outside of the top-10 until the final scramble for the win. In the late stages of the race, Alonso was forced to retire due to a blown engine.

by | June 01, 2017 | 04:13

Then, if I take other types of players, I will play differently. "Continuity - with respect to Roma and Inter - will be a small advantage because the club have retained a Coach that they already had, the rest does not change much". Morata, for example, can give me more options up front. Morata netted on 15 occasions in La Liga this season despite making only 14 starts, with lack of first-team opportunities the main factor behind the move, with Milan set to make him their star attacker.

by | June 01, 2017 | 04:06

They're not that hard of skates when you only have a handful of guys out there". You have to be able to do that sometimes. Game 2 goes tonight at PPG Paints Arena . When I look at that, I think our forecheck has got to be a little bit better. "When we get high-quality chances, we have some people that can finish".

by | June 01, 2017 | 04:08

It was here in Birmingham where Sarfraz stated his side's ambitions for the tournament, confident that a care-free approach can pay dividends in a bid for a global title. A WEEK after the IPL-10 came to a close, team India is now all geared up to play the Champions Trophy in England. Lara, who led his country to Champions Trophy glory in 2004, said that the triumph in 2004 was one of the "high points" of his career.

by | June 01, 2017 | 04:00

While his official club presentation will be later this week, " Ernesto Valverde's presentation as the new FC Barcelona coach will be this Thursday". He is also known for putting faith in young players, although it is also fair to say he has never had to deal with such a high-pressure dressing room as that Barcelona .

by | June 01, 2017 | 03:58

He feels the recent warm-up victories against New Zealand and Bangladesh will put India in good stead. "They just didn't want any of our players there so the fact that we've got some world class players means that we're moving in the right direction".

by | June 01, 2017 | 03:54

Flat out, Rinne whiffed on the puck with his glove, getting a piece of the shot but allowing the puck to go in as it flew under his glove. He thinks the game well. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan admitted his team had struggled for long periods. Predators defenseman? P.K. Subban?took a lighthearted approach to the incident when asked about it Tuesday.

by | June 01, 2017 | 03:48

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger lifts the FA Cup trophy after their win over Chelsea in the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London on May 27, 2017. The man himself has been non-commital over his future, which was a major talking point throughout the season due to his current deal expiring this summer.

by | June 01, 2017 | 03:46

The Californian is the only F1 driver to now have a 100% winning record at the Indy 500, and McLaren's executive director Zak Brown has even said Rossi to be the best racing driver in the world. But when you jump in the vehicle you definitely enjoy the moment you have. "I think it was a shock to everyone because it wasn't really in the pipeline", Chilton tells The Independent.

by | June 01, 2017 | 03:43

A great coach and Barcelona man is leaving us but the doors of the Nou Camp will always be open to him", said Bartomeu". Valverde, 53, began his coaching career with Athletic Bilbao's youth set-up and is the Basque club's longest serving coach, overseeing 308 games over six years in two different spells.

by | June 01, 2017 | 03:42

Kyrie Irving has also reached a higher plane these playoffs, even after last season's remarkable performance late in the series to help the Cavs rally from a 3-1 deficit. They didn't have a Golden State . " You don't care who you've got to take down, you just want to take whoever that is down". Let's take a look at three keys to victory for them.

by | June 01, 2017 | 03:41

That's in part because the Angels dropped Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins by a 9-2 final, giving them six losses in their last 10 tries. G-7 leaders were unable to reach unanimous agreement on climate change after U.S. However, he's fallen short of 25 home runs just twice in his career, in 2010 and when he notched 24 over 116 games in 2013. Brad Ziegler induced a ground-ball double play off the bat of Nolan Fontana in a scoreless top of the sixth.

by | June 01, 2017 | 03:38

He lowered his season ERA from 5.44 to 4.80 on the afternoon and spent most of the game sitting around 93-94 miles per hour with his fastball, a slight uptick from the 91.7 miles per hour velocity he was averaging on the season entering play Sunday.

by | June 01, 2017 | 03:38

Madrid are seeking to follow up their LaLiga title success by claiming the Champions League for the second season in a row when they take on the Serie A champions, with no team having defended the title since Arrigo Sacchi's AC Milan in 1989-90.

by | June 01, 2017 | 03:39

Makarova, a two-time grand slam semifinalist, struck 26 winners in 16 games, served at 73 percent, and broke Kerber six times to improve to 5-1 against top 10 players this year. Kvitova, 26, was injured when an intruder, under the pretense of checking a utility meter, entered her apartment in Prostejov . It was the second successive first-round exit at Roland Garros for Kerber - in 2016 she fell to unseeded Kiki Bertens before recovering to make the Wimbledon final.

by | June 01, 2017 | 03:35

I think we are the two best teams of Europe and for this reason we're going to play the final. Buffon will keep goal for Juve when they take on Real Madrid in the Champions League Final this Saturday, having already lost two to Milan and Barcelona, and Del Piero admits the veteran "can't wait any longer".

by | June 01, 2017 | 03:33

Thibaut Courtois admitted that it was a bad lapse to allow Arsenal a second goal immediately after Diego Costa's equaliser. Arsene Wenger guided Arsenal to a record 13th FA Cup success with a deserved victory over 10-man Chelsea before declaring his future will "be very clear" following a board meeting on Tuesday.

by | June 01, 2017 | 03:23

He plays, you know, a lot of dropshots and quite unorthodox sort of shot selection, so it can be hard to prepare for that. "When the lob went up, I thought that I wouldn't be able to reach it, but I did. Sooner or later, it goes up and down, up and down. But it was good towards the end. This year maybe not as good as he wanted. "That's one of the advantages of the best-of-five".

by | June 01, 2017 | 03:23

Alves has won league titles with Porto in his homeland, Zenit St Petersburg in Russian Federation, and Fenerbahce in Turkey. Alves won't join up with his team-mates when Rangers return to training at Auchenhowie on Monday as he prepares for World Cup qualifiers and the Confederations Cup this summer.

by | June 01, 2017 | 03:23

The superstar's agent will meet Titans boss Graham Annesley on Thursday morning to confirm the Blues centre will remain on the Gold Coast next year. Hayne's deal will be announced at a press conference on Thursday. "He's a big game player". "If Jarryd wants to slap on a maroons jersey for a bit and then swap back, we won't stand in his way", Queensland coach Kevin Walters told us.

by | June 01, 2017 | 03:25

Eoin Morgan's Twenty20 side looked set to be crowned World Twenty20 champions in India a year ago before Carlos Brathwaite's dramatic blitz in the final over from Ben Stokes gave West Indies a sensational victory in Kolkata. Bairstow's mood was not improved during England's morning training session, when he took a painful blow to the hand during a catching drill and was forced to leave the field for an ice pack.

by | June 01, 2017 | 03:22

Stephen Curry stepped up his game with 36 points and was backed up by 29 points from Kevin Durant to put the game to rest and maintain their unbeaten record in the Western Conference. "You can contribute in any way you can, and we'll worry about the future in the future.'" Lacob said that having Kerr around during this series has helped the team in ways that are hard to measure.

by | June 01, 2017 | 03:23

Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam victor, goes on to face Argentine Diego Schwartzman while 14-time Grand Slam champion Nadal takes on Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia. "I see there is some pressure now", Moya said at Roland Garros. I am happy that he will be involved in the academy more than ever, that's good for kids, and that's all good for the academy.