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How the Cavaliers prodded Isaiah Thomas to new heights

LeBron James played Game 2 against the Celtics Friday night without realizing what millions of other NBA fans already knew - he is not one of the three finalists for the NBA MVP Award. "It's nearly like when Jordan was playing, he could have won it every year but they wanted to give it to somebody else", J.R. Smith said. "But to me, LeBron's the MVP ". [Full Article...]

Ex-MotoGP champion Hayden dies after bicycle crash

The hospital announced on Monday that Hayden had died as a result of severe cerebral damage and additional traumatic injuries. The hospital have since confirmed that the former world champion has passed away from his injuries. He is also survived by his father Earl, who was unable to travel to Italy from the United States due to heart problems, his brother Roger Lee and two sisters, Jenny and Ka... [Full Article...]

Silva service at Hull to be decided at Wednesday meeting

Having said farewell to White Hart Lane with a deserved 2-1 win over Manchester United last weekend, the North Londoners proceeded to demolish last season's champions in such convincing fashion that fans will go into the summer filled with optimism. [Full Article...]

Kane beats Lukaku and Sanchez to Premier League Golden Boot

Kane beats Lukaku and Sanchez to Premier League Golden Boot Kane scored his first goal in the 10th minute with a low drive from the edge of the penalty area. Spurs midfielder Dele Alli got in on the act in the second minute of first-half injury time but with the result already beyond doubt, the travelling Spurs were urging their side to allow Kane to score his seventh goal in two games. [Full Article...]

Champions League boost urges star to commit to Liverpool

Champions League boost urges star to commit to Liverpool Arsenal has not said if it wants to keep Wenger. Without Champions League football, you wonder how they'll be able to attract the calibre of player capable of improving next year. Give it up now Arsene...please give it up. Dynamo Kiev and Sevilla both have higher UEFA coefficients than Liverpool and both will be seeded higher, but the Reds will still be guaranteed a place on that side of the ... [Full Article...]

What Happens To Kyle Lowry Now?

What Happens To Kyle Lowry Now? Notes, quotes and observations after the Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors 109-102 at Air Canada Centre to sweep the Eastern Conference semifinal series. He was locked in and not going to be denied, not even a single game which in his mind might be the difference down the road when the playoffs get tougher. [Full Article...]

Bears considering moving Kyle Long again

Bears considering moving Kyle Long again Long suffered an ankle injury halfway through the 2016 season and still is not completely healthy after missing eight games. Long has played tackle in the past, but the Bears obviously prefer him inside. Long hasn't played left guard since college, but it shouldn't be that much of a problem for a player of his experience. He has started all 55 games in which he has played in his career. [Full Article...]

Penguins To Start Matt Murray In Goal

He had been rather quiet before Game 4 with no assists and one meaningless goal in the opening three games of a series that was tilting the Senators' way. They're a team that's been through it. "They've been here. So, they know a thing or two about composure as well". Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins know what it takes to win a Stanley Cup. [Full Article...]

Maria Sharapova Says She Will Play in 2017 Wimbledon Qualifier

LTA chief executive Michael Downey , who is to step down this summer, said: "We have received a two-year commitment from one of the most famous athletes in the world, Maria Sharapova, to play the Aegon Classic Birmingham". Wimbledon donates a large share of its profits to the LTA but the grand slam oversees its own tournament independently of the governing body. Sharapova will have to win th... [Full Article...]

Ducks vs Predators Game 2 PREVIEW: We've Been Down This Road Before

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Nick Ritchie is an National Hockey League playoff newcomer. The Ducks went scoreless on four power plays. James Neal scored the overtime game-winner as the Nashville Predators beat the Anaheim Ducks, 3-2, in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final on Friday night. [Full Article...]

Ricky Stenhouse Jr takes home Geico 500 at Talladega

Ricky Stenhouse Jr takes home Geico 500 at Talladega I didn't know I would start the season off being the point leader and carrying it through like we have been. Ricky Stenhouse Jr . was an accomplished race-car driver before Sunday's win at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Now he's in the All-Star race later this month, and has earned a spot in NASCAR's playoffs. Earnhardt is 24th in the standings behind five finishes of 30th or worse this se... [Full Article...]

Alexis Sanchez frustrated by Arsenal's failure to challenge for the title

Not only did Arsenal have 36 attempts on goal against Sunderland, the most efforts they've had in a Premier League match in 14 years, but Ozil also created the most goal scoring opportunities in a single game since Opta records began. We have to wait until the end of the season. Sanchez has scored 23 of Arsenal's 74 Premier League goals this season and provided 10 assists for his team-mate... [Full Article...]

Blind: Ajax in my heart, but I'm Man United now

Ajax , runner-up to Feyenoord in the Dutch league this season, is back in a European final thanks to its renowned youth program, which has for decades churned out talented stars, and the club's knack for scouting stars of the future. "We wanted to go out and win the game and that is what we did". The Red Devils are focusing on the Europa League final, knowing beating Ajax in the final will mea... [Full Article...]

Chelsea needed 'right solution' for Terry send off - Conte

I think there's a bit of a toss-up here. We must find the right motivation. "It's a great opportunity to win and do the double". Manchester City and Liverpool claimed the last two Champions League qualifying spots with comfortable wins on Sunday that meant Arsene Wenger's Arsenal missed out on Europe's elite club competition for the first time in 20 years. [Full Article...]

Defeated Novak Djokovic now hires Andre Agassi as coach

Defeated Novak Djokovic now hires Andre Agassi as coach Despite an impressive claycourt season, Zverev downplayed his chances of winning the French Open, which starts on Sunday, saying nine-time victor Rafael Nadal would start as the man to beat. Djokovic had parted ways with his entire coaching staff, including longtime coach Marian Vajda, and since he has been playing without a designated coach. [Full Article...]

Barcelona train for final time before clash with Eibar

The Camp Nou side is trailing leader Real Madrid by three points heading into the final game of the season and will not only have to beat Eibar on Monday (AEST), but also need Zinedine Zidane's men to lose at Malaga in order to retain its LaLiga crown. [Full Article...]

Boston Celtics Rule Isaiah Thomas Out For Remainder Of Playoffs

Of course, the Bulls lost Rajon Rondo to a broken thumb in Game 2 and the Celtics had Thomas at full tilt, playing like insane to honor the memory of his sister who died in an auto accident. "He was pretty despondent not to be able to play", Boston coach Brad Stevens said Friday night. Most fans, even seasoned sports pundits, dismissed the Cavs' blowout win over the Celtics in game 1 (117-104 af... [Full Article...]

Herrera says fans can fire Man Utd to final

Herrera says fans can fire Man Utd to final Wenger believes that Arsenal's season is gaining belated momentum after victories over Manchester City, Leicester City and now Man United. United rested the likes of Marcus Rashford, Eric Bailly, Antonio Valencia and Paul Pogba for the 2-0 defeat which all but ended their hopes of qualifying for next seasons Champions League via a fourth-placed finish. [Full Article...]

Azarenka aims to come back in time for Wimbledon

Azarenka aims to come back in time for Wimbledon She turns 28 at the end of July. The grass-court season begins in mid-June after the French Open with tournaments in S-Hertogenbosch, Nottingham, Mallorca , Birmingham and Eastbourne before Wimbledon. The two-time Australian Open champion had a knee injury which ruled her out of the grass court season, and in July past year, she announced that she was pregnant. [Full Article...]

Phil Jackson Met with Kristaps Porzingis' Brother to Discuss State of Knicks

Longstaff, 34, was well-respected in the Knicks' locker room, so the decision will likely come as a surprise to players. While the team's relationship with Porzingis may be reparable, Knicks fans should still be concerned. Now, he has sent a middle finger to Porzingis by firing his favorite assistant. Weeks after Porzingis skipped an exit meeting due to frustration with the franchise and ins... [Full Article...]


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