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Twitter reacts to LeBron James reaching 8th straight NBA Finals Twitter reacts to LeBron James reaching 8th straight NBA Finals
- May 28, 2018

While comparisons to the 2017 ECF are lacking as that Cavs vs. Celtics battle only went to a Cleveland winning Game 5 , last night was the best ECF or WCF Game 6 that ESPN has had since 2012 . They also benefited from poor Boston shooting. Of course, James's insistence on signing short-term contracts to maximize his leverage surely contributed to the trading of Irving to Boston last summer and to the Cavaliers' ongoing roster issues. (more...)
Liverpool goalie received death threats after rough Champions League final performance Liverpool goalie received death threats after rough Champions League final performance
- May 28, 2018

These goals cost us the title, basically". The Egyptian, who had a disappointing spell at Chelsea, has been a revelation since his return to England last summer from Roma. 'The only thing I told him is that there is a reason we got to this final, and why we played in this final, so think about that. Saturday's famous double in Kiev earned Bale a fourth Champions League winners' medal, adding to his extensive list of major honours during five seasons in the Spanish capital. (more...)
Ramos wishes Salah a 'rapid recovery' Ramos wishes Salah a 'rapid recovery'
- May 28, 2018

It was hard not to feel for the German stopper, as two goalkeeping howlers gifted Real Madrid a 3-1 victory in European football's biggest tie . "Despite the odds, I'm confident that I'll be in Russian Federation to make you all proud. (more...)
Danica Patrick crashes out of 2018 Indianapolis 500 Danica Patrick crashes out of 2018 Indianapolis 500
- May 28, 2018

My career, I've had so many wins, I've had so many poles but everyone talks about the ( Indy) 500 . Honda didn't win the race but did manage to put six of its cars in the top 10. "Man, I just can't believe it", said an emotional Power in Victory Lane. Castroneves' bid to win a record-tying fourth 500 ended when he spun exiting Turn 4. (more...)
LeBron scores 44 as Cavs even series 2-2 with Celtics LeBron scores 44 as Cavs even series 2-2 with Celtics
- May 28, 2018

Nobody has scored more playoff points than LeBron James , who had brought his total up to 6,668 after the Cavs' Game 4 win over the Celtics . This is an average speed, so if James is picking his spots to rest and conserve energy, something he has admitted to doing, his tracking data will be affected. (more...)
Nadal, Zverev are biggest title contenders in Paris Nadal, Zverev are biggest title contenders in Paris
- May 27, 2018

But with Djokovic struggling for form and Federer skipping the clay season to be fresh for the grass court season, Zverev, 21, is second only to the "King of Clay" Nadal in the list of favorites to win the title at Roland Garros . Zverev is in the form of his life, and he could produce a thrilling final opposite Nadal if he gets through his half of the draw. There will be another all-German affair in the women's draw, with Angelique Kerber taking on Mona Barthel. (more...)
Next Chelsea manager: Maurizio Sarri close to agreeing two-year contract Next Chelsea manager: Maurizio Sarri close to agreeing two-year contract
- May 27, 2018

Maurizio Sarri has reportedly agreed the terms of his Chelsea contract and is closing in on the job at Stamford Bridge. The 59-year-old has managed nine sides in total, with the high point of his career coming last season as he guided the Partenopei to a second-place finish despite pushing eventual champions Juventus close for much of the campaign. (more...)
LiAngelo Ball Has Workouts Lined Up With Three Teams, Including The Lakers LiAngelo Ball Has Workouts Lined Up With Three Teams, Including The Lakers
- May 27, 2018

Before we start imagining how Warriors coach Steve Kerr would deal with the outspoken Lavar Ball should his son land with Golden State, it's important to remember LiAngelo is a fringe National Basketball Association prospect. According to Alex Kennedy , a writer for HoopsHype , LiAngelo Ball has private workouts scheduled with the Los Angeles Lakers (his brother's team), the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors . (more...)
Rockets Vs. Warriors Game 6 Live Stream Rockets Vs. Warriors Game 6 Live Stream
- May 27, 2018

Golden State enters Game 6 on their home court in an unfamiliar position - trailing 2-3 in a must-win game. Curry jumped in, saying, "I think we both blocked that whole year out of our memory", referring to when the Warriors lost the Finals after being up 3-1 on the Cleveland Cavaliers . (more...)
Police Probe Loris Karius Death Threats After Champions League Misery Police Probe Loris Karius Death Threats After Champions League Misery
- May 27, 2018

But tears aren't flowing just in North-West England over Real Madrid's 3-1 victory. The 28-year-old has come in for plenty of criticism in recent times at Anfield, however, supporters took to social media to praise his display, with many feeling he had the best game of his career in Kiev. (more...)
Salah and Carvajal join the club of cursed Champions League finalists Salah and Carvajal join the club of cursed Champions League finalists
- May 27, 2018

Mohamed Salah's misfortune represented a key moment in Saturday's Champions League final, Georginio Wijnaldum feels. Ronaldo caused a stir past year a few days after Real beat Juventus 4-1 in the final when Portuguese newspaper A Bola reported that the forward wanted to leave Madrid as he was not happy with how he had been treated by the Spanish club. (more...)
Froome set to win Giro d'Italia after surviving Dumoulin challenge Froome set to win Giro d'Italia after surviving Dumoulin challenge
- May 27, 2018

If he does so, Froome will become only the seventh man in history to manage such a feat as he continues to succeed on the bike despite controversy off it. The peloton, still mostly being controlled by Astana, were over 8 minutes down on Nieve over the top of the second climb, but Froome sensibly put himself near the front for the descent to minimise the risks of a crash. (more...)
Monaco GP: Daniel Ricciardo hangs on for victory in wounded Red Bull Monaco GP: Daniel Ricciardo hangs on for victory in wounded Red Bull
- May 27, 2018

It became clear in the opening stint that he had the faster auto and once he built a two second buffer to Vettel it looked as though he would control the race from the front. "I think this was, together with China, my mistake". He's been quickest in every session, every qualifying piece there and he's delivered two great laps that were capable of pole so he's done an unbelievable job. (more...)
Behind strong second half, Warriors crush Rockets to force Game 7 Behind strong second half, Warriors crush Rockets to force Game 7
- May 27, 2018

Gordon responded by making his first four 3-pointers and scoring a rugged 19 points , while Harden - who entered Game 6 having missed 20 consecutive 3-pointers - totaled 32 points after missing his first two shots from long range. If the Golden State Warriors are anxious as they head into Game 6 of the Western Conference finals on the brink of elimination, they aren't showing it. (more...)
Ronaldo casts doubt over Real Madrid future
- May 27, 2018

With only 99 minutes under his belt in this season's Champions League knockout fixtures prior to Saturday, Bale had a point to prove. The eventual 3-1 scoreline in favour of Real Madrid glossed over the fact that Jurgen Klopp's side had proven to be worthy opponents, especially with the likes of Toni Kroos and Cristiano Ronaldo displaying their sombre, unthreatening personas. (more...)
Arsene Wenger: Why I Rejected Real Madrid Arsene Wenger: Why I Rejected Real Madrid
- May 27, 2018

Meanwhile, Henrikh Mkhitaryan said he was looking forward to a new approach at Arsenal after the Spaniard's appointment. Wenger, who ended up rejecting Real's advances on a number of occasions, believes that leaving Arsenal would have been a betrayal, especially as he had made a promise to stay at the Gunners. (more...)
BT Sport are showing the Champions League Final for free on YouTube BT Sport are showing the Champions League Final for free on YouTube
- May 27, 2018

Lorius Karius made the headlines for all the wrong reasons as he gifted Real two goals either side of a phenomenal Gareth Bale bicycle-kick as the Spanish side earned their historic third consecutive crowning. "Frustrated by utter shambles faced by loyal fans". "The mayor has assured me that he will lay on transport to take people to the ground, which is about 40 minutes away". (more...)
Warriors Storm Back At Home To Force Game 7 Warriors Storm Back At Home To Force Game 7
- May 27, 2018

The Warriors are one win away from a fourth straight NBA Finals, while the Rockets seek their first Finals trip since 1995. The way Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry were shooting it probably wouldn't have changed the outcome of Game 6 , but the Houston Rockets missed Chris Paul . (more...)
Klay Thompson reveals Warriors challenge after Game 6 Rockets win Klay Thompson reveals Warriors challenge after Game 6 Rockets win
- May 27, 2018

Houston now lead the series 3-2 and can oust the Warriors with victory at Oakland on Monday, but they will be sweating on an apparent hamstring injury that forced point guard Chris Paul off the floor for the final seconds of this encounter. (more...)
LeBron James, Al Horford have one underrated thing in common LeBron James, Al Horford have one underrated thing in common
- May 27, 2018

Boston got off to a fast start because Jaylen Brown had 15 first-quarter points and the Celtics shot 61 percent as a team, none of which seemed sustainable but it got them out to a 25-20 lead after one. Cleveland may be without Kevin Love on Sunday after the forward left the court with suspected concussion following a collision with the Celtics' Jayson Tatum . (more...)
'Match-fixers' plan to rig England Test in Sri Lanka 'Match-fixers' plan to rig England Test in Sri Lanka
- May 27, 2018

An advance report on the documentary, which will be broadcast on Sunday, said two Sri Lankans and a former Indian player were caught discussing how to rig England's opening Test against Sri Lanka in November. The report says Australian players were alerted this week that the documentary would air and there is no suggestion that any players were aware of the plans. (more...)
Detroit activists call on Lions to reject National Football League anthem policy Detroit activists call on Lions to reject National Football League anthem policy
- May 27, 2018

As the Steelers left the field after the second day of OTAs on Wednesday, the NFL owners agreed to a policy that will penalize teams that allow individual players or staff members to demonstrate during the national anthem . Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva was the exception. Days after that memo was sent, commissioner Adam Silver addressed the potential of players kneeling and said: "If that were to happen, we'll deal with it when it happens". (more...)
'I really feel for him' - Klopp agony as Karius howlers condemn Liverpool 'I really feel for him' - Klopp agony as Karius howlers condemn Liverpool
- May 27, 2018

The scoring in the final began with a freaky goal from Karim Benzema right after halftime, when Karius attempted to throw the ball after scooping it front of the attacker. 10 Clarence Seedorf, who won four titles in their career. "We all know the result is 3-1 Real Madrid and that's why we are not in the best mood obviously". (more...)
Lewis Hamilton outlines Monaco Grand Prix goal to catch Daniel Ricciardo Lewis Hamilton outlines Monaco Grand Prix goal to catch Daniel Ricciardo
- May 27, 2018

Max Verstappen's Monaco Grand Prix practice crash was "unnecessary" and caused by impatience, Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko says. Verstappen will start from the back on Sunday, and could struggle to work his way through the field even in the quickest auto: Overtaking at Monaco is notoriously hard. (more...)
Gareth Bale Scores A Goal Only Believable In Football Films Gareth Bale Scores A Goal Only Believable In Football Films
- May 27, 2018

Gareth Bale's sensation scissor-kick inspired Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League title on Saturday (Sunday NZT) with a 3-1 victory over a Liverpool side thwarted by a pair of goalkeeping blunders and an early injury to star Mohamed Salah. (more...)
Warriors’ Game 6 Revival Keeps Series Alive Against the Rockets Warriors’ Game 6 Revival Keeps Series Alive Against the Rockets
- May 27, 2018

As the Warriors came down on the other end, eventually missing an open three-pointer, Paul struggled to his feet, hobbled around, then had to be taken out of the game. Houston committed 11 first-half turnovers, five early. Golden State Warriors guard Nick Young (6) celebrates in front of Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during game six. (more...)
Ronaldo drops hint he may leave Real after final triumph Ronaldo drops hint he may leave Real after final triumph
- May 27, 2018

Before the game, I said I felt that Liverpool had to score first to win and they had their chances to do that in the first half. Salah (Liverpool's leading goalscorer this season with 44 goals in all competitions) tangled with Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid's captain locked his right arm in to the Egyptian forward who slammed into the pitch. (more...)
Rockets by the numbers: Chances of advancing to the NBA Finals
- May 27, 2018

Paul eventually checked out of the game with 22.7 seconds remaining, watching the game in a slumped position on the bench and only getting up once to huddle with his teammates during a stoppage in play. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) defends Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) during the fourth quarter in game five of the Western conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. (more...)
‘It’s about time:’ Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson ‘It’s about time:’ Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson
- May 27, 2018

Trump had said in April that he was considering the pardon after receiving a call from actor Sylvester Stallone . An all-white jury convicted Johnson in 1913 after less than two hours of deliberations, and he was sentenced to a year and a day in prison. (more...)
Another Game 6 explosion from Klay Thompson Another Game 6 explosion from Klay Thompson
- May 27, 2018

As of Saturday morning, 59 percent of public bets are being placed on host Golden State. For Harden especially , Saturday's game had to be a stark reminder of how hard his life was without Chris Paul . finals, missing his third successive game with a lower leg contusion. And with that in mind, two clear problems continue to haunt Steve Kerr's club. Now he and the Warriors are just waiting on head performance therapist Chelsea Lane to clear Iguodala. (more...)

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