Spurs start Jonathan Simmons over Kawhi Leonard for Game 2

Spurs start Jonathan Simmons over Kawhi Leonard for Game 2 And you have to believe. "I know Zaza, he's one of the nicest people but he's a tough guy". That's the way I process it. "So I literally start to go and I'm going to get in the far left lane to go through where we all go through, and a cop out of nowhere pulls in front of me and goes, 'Hey you, stop!". [Full Article...]

Mark Cuban admits Mavericks tanked this season

Mark Cuban admits Mavericks tanked this season Cuban quipped of tanking on The Dan Patrick Show , "until you come up with a better solution, that's what we've got". But Cuban acknowledging the team's tanking seemingly goes against a philosophy that he's held for quite some time. "The larger subject of the lottery, the odds for the lottery, how so-called lottery picks are protected (in trades)", Silver said, "that is something that we discus... [Full Article...]

Celtics get No.1 pick in NBA draft

But now the Celtics , who will open the conference finals against Cleveland on Wednesday night, can enjoy things while also looking forward to the future. 1 overall pick has only won the top overall selection five times dating back to 1993 - and that's including this year's result. Their victory made it three straight years the team with the best odds has won the lottery, after going the previo... [Full Article...]

Manchester City confirms departure of Zabaleta after the end of the season

Manchester City confirms departure of Zabaleta after the end of the season As well as two titles, the 32-year-old has won two League Cups and the FA Cup , while he helped City reach last season's Champions League semifinal. Zabaleta arrived at City from Espanyol in 2008, having played as a midfielder for much of his career. [Full Article...]

No French Open wild card for Maria Sharapova

No French Open wild card for Maria Sharapova On the day she was denied a place in the French Open, Maria Sharapova's hopes of featuring at Wimbledon were dented as she was forced to retire in her second-round match against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni at the Internazionali d'Italia. But as I said, every week is important. I certainly have expectations of myself just because when you have accomplished things and when you have won big events and you... [Full Article...]

Last time they met in the playoffs: Warriors vs. Spurs

Last time they met in the playoffs: Warriors vs. Spurs Golden State hasn't really been tested this postseason sweeping Portland and Utah. Spurs - Coach Gregg Popovich opted to start Mills after starting rookie Dejounte Murray in the previous two games in place of Parker. And they've got all those weapons on the Warriors. According to SportVU, the Spurs moved at an average of 3.94 miles per hour on defense in Game 6 , 10 percent faster than ... [Full Article...]

Rashford rocket gives Man United away win in Europa League semi-final

Rashford rocket gives Man United away win in Europa League semi-final It was Rashford's 11th goal of the season and gives United a giant leap towards not just the final in Stockholm on May 24, but ticket for next season's Champions League. Mourinho added: " We tried to win the match but we missed chances ". "He is training a lot, he trains, he practises, he enjoys the work, he enjoys the extra work". [Full Article...]

WTA criticises reasoning for Maria Sharapova's French Open wildcard snub

I'm very sorry for Maria, very sorry for her fans", Giudicelli said. The decision also drew ire from Steve Simon, the head of the Women's Tennis Association , who vehemently disagreed with the FTF and said Sharpapova "compiled with the sanction imposed". [Full Article...]

Cavs open East finals vs. underdog Celtics

Cavs open East finals vs. underdog Celtics That was followed up by a seven-game battle with the Wizards in which they won in seven games. They didn't give us a chance when we were down 2-0 to Chicago. However this postseason ends for Boston, it looks like just the beginning for the group. To beat Cleveland, Boston is going to need Thomas to summon everything he was able to muster during his many incredible performances this season - whi... [Full Article...]

James Rodriguez not training with Real Madrid amid Man United transfer talks

In defeat against Alaves last weekend, the same Berizzo team showed all the signs of a team ready to put a season that once promised so much behind them as quickly as possible. The Real Madrid coach, though, played down suggestions James Rodriguez's absence from training was because of the Colombian being offered to Manchester United . [Full Article...]

John Terry says he could retire at the end of this season

As a player that is all you want, honesty. "I wish for him and his family the best". I never wanted to hang about and stop the progress of a younger player - that was the basis of my decision. Walter Mazzarri's Watford, who had Sebastian Prodl sent off in stoppage time for two bookable offences, have now lost five league games in succession. [Full Article...]

Chris Smalling insists he has a 'very good relationship' with Jose Mourinho

Manchester United are reportedly nearing a contract agreement with Michael Carrick, as the midfielder prepares to stay at Old Trafford for one more season. It's very hard, really very hard. "I don't want my players to feel the Europa League is our competition". "I normally have a lot of matches, but like this I never have, I never have". [Full Article...]

Maria Sharapova breaks her silence on French Open rejection

The Russian former world number one had hoped to return to Grand Slam tennis at Roland Garros this month but French tennis officials on Tuesday said she would not be granted a wildcard for the event she won in 2012 and 2014. "The fact that there isn't a rule on people who failed doping tests, and whether or not they can get a wild card, whether or not they should, it's a very unusual thing", Lucic... [Full Article...]

Antonio Conte urges Chelsea legend John Terry not to retire

Should Chelsea beat relegated Sunderland on Sunday afternoon, they would be the first team to rack up 30 Premier League wins in a single season. Chelsea confirmed themselves as Premier League champions by beating West Brom 1-0 at The Hawthorns on Friday with Batshuayi coming off the bench to poke in the winning goal . [Full Article...]

Mourinho admits top four finish is impossible

Mourinho admits top four finish is impossible We have four games left that we need to approach in the same way as today. On Sunday this came to fruition on Sunday as Manchester United played a very weakened and defensive team at Arsenal. "They are a very good team, very risky when they play away and we will need our fans at home". "Trophies are very important for the club, and it is very important to be in a European final. [Full Article...]

Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win

Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. The Celtics could use cap space to extend him this summer to a deal they like better, but it's unclear if Boston would do that (probably not) or if Thomas would go for that. The Nets finished with the league's worst record at 20-62. "And look what I leave behind for the Celts on my way out #1 pick", Pierce wrote on Twitter , follow... [Full Article...]

Nadal dismisses talk of Djokovic 'slump'

But, as I said, it was quite a solid performance from both players, high quality. "We'll see in the next couple of days". Nadal bidding for his first win against Djokovic since 2014 Roland Garros final (lost 7 in a row). Goffin, who has 27 victories, was trying to make it to his third final this season. Borna Coric downed Pierre-Hugues Herbert 7-5 6-4 to set up a third-round match again... [Full Article...]

Juventus ace Paulo Dybala says he would "love to play with Zidane"

We're in the Champions League final and we're doing well in LaLiga, but we haven't won anything just yet. "The first 20 minutes of this magic night at the Calderon will be remembered forever", the Atletico coach said. We will learn from it". Real Madrid full-back Marcelo insists his side were never afraid of failing to reach the Champions League final despite their 2-1 second-leg defeat to... [Full Article...]

Nacho free to face Celta Vigo after Real Madrid win appeal

Nacho free to face Celta Vigo after Real Madrid win appeal However, should Real pick up at least a point against Celta , then the destiny of the championship would be back in their own hands as they prepare to head to Malaga for Sunday's finale. However, they gave Real more than a few scares at the Santiago Bernabeu. Nacho Fernandez is suspended after he picked up his fifth booking of the season against Sevilla . [Full Article...]

Gregg Popovich and Ray Ratto have amusing exchange following Game 2

This is where Spurs coach Gregg Popovich hilariously enters the story. Brown arrived 15 minutes tardy but shared a hilarious pre-game story about how he was almost arrested while arriving to Oracle Arena, with the Warriors leading 1-0 following Sunday's 113-111 victory. [Full Article...]

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