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Chelsea players wary of 'fantastic' Arsenal in final

You've got the opportunity to play in the final and win the trophy. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte offered his backing to Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger on Friday, even if he hopes to pile on the misery for the Frenchman in the FA Cup final . [Full Article...]

NZ captain says no room for error in Champions Trophy

India captain Virat Kohli insisted yesterday he had no qualms about being in England for the upcoming Champions Trophy tournament following the deadly Manchester terror attack. We came off the back of some really bad Test cricket, so to still be able to boast about it 13 years later is great. It was here in Birmingham where Sarfraz stated his side's ambitions for the tournament, confide... [Full Article...]

LeBron James seeks his own legacy in face of Michael Jordan comparison

James played in his 212th career postseason game on Thursday night, when the Cavaliers beat the Celtics 135-102 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals to advance to the NBA Finals . The 9.8 points he averaged in the fourth quarter earned him a nightly spot in highlights everywhere, a cool Game of Thrones-themed nickname and a seat at the table as a potential MVP candidate for a good st... [Full Article...]

Argentina reach agreement for Sampaoli

Argentina reach agreement for Sampaoli Sampaoli's exploits with Sevilla this season, where he guided the team to fourth place in La Liga and the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League, attracted the attentions of a number of clubs, not least Barcelona. Argentina , fifth in their South American qualifying group for the World Cup, resume their qualifying campaign at Uruguay on August 31. If all goes to plan, Sampaoli will now oversee t... [Full Article...]

Djokovic and Nadal could meet in French Open semifinals

Williams is pregnant and due in the fall, with plans to return to the tour in 2018. Despite the absence of three of the most high-profile players in the sport, there will be no shortage of intriguing subplots at the prestigious tournament that gets started Sunday. [Full Article...]

Cavs Beat Celtics As LeBron James Tops NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring List

Cavs Beat Celtics As LeBron James Tops NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring List Consider the 2016-17 Boston Celtics , whose season ended on Thursday with a 135-102 home loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. "Playing the game the right way", Brown said. Given what Thomas endured this postseason and how he handled it is nothing short of remarkable. He lost a tooth early in the series against the Washington Wizards and he even scored ... [Full Article...]

Paul Merson states his prediction for Arsenal v Chelsea

But again, even the last hope of taking away any silverware this season is not going to be easy as Arsenal has a Herculean task ahead in Chelsea . He did a good job. "I saw the game, Arsenal against Monaco, when they lost at home in the Champions League". The England striker, 26, was still at Manchester United when Arsenal won the FA Cup in 2014 and missed the 2015 final because o... [Full Article...]

Lewis Hamilton fastest in first practice as Jenson Button returns in Monaco

Hamilton's Mercedes team will be left scratching their heads following a below-par display which leaves them with plenty of work to do ahead of qualifying on Saturday and latterly the race. "Then there was a night and day difference, black and white, in P2. There is respect both ways (with Hamilton), which is good", Bottas said. "Around here it's also important to have a good feel for the vehi... [Full Article...]

Agassi Teams Up With Djokovic At French Open

The 20-year-old Alexander Zverev beat Novak Djokovic to win the Italian Open on Sunday, while the 23-year-old Dominic Thiem also impressed in the tournament , defeating Rafael Nadal . Agassi won eight major titles - four fewer than Djokovic - but has never coached. Thiem's run to the semis a year ago and his recent victory over Nadal in Rome prove he can't be taken lightly. [Full Article...]

NBA Finals Set To Tip Off Next Thursday, June 1

James has three National Basketball Association titles while Jordan has six. Yes, the Cleveland Cavaliers are great and on a roll nearly as sweet as Golden State's, but to even slightly dismiss the Warriors is an obvious case of Eastern time zone bias or James Mania. [Full Article...]

James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors

James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors The 43 points Cleveland scored in the first quarter set a team postseason record for a quarter. The Celtics would go on to win the following game 111-108, before falling to the Cavs in Game 4 again. With the rubber match set to begin in one week, James was looking ahead not back, but teammate Kyrie Irving said he urged James to savor his achievement. [Full Article...]

Antonio Conte: Chelsea players did justice to a legend

John Terry: "Thank you will never ever be enough". Paddy Power said in a statement to Press Association Sport on Monday: "We replied to a novelty request for odds on John Terry's substitution - one of hundreds on the Chelsea game - and fair play to the three punters who were on at odds of 100-1". [Full Article...]

Warriors' 12-0 postseason record is so much more than three sweeps

The Golden State Warriors have advanced to the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year after sweeping the San Antonio Spurs by way of a 129-115 victory in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Monday. Since the 2012-13 season, Ginobili has started just three times in a total of 325 regular season games. Kevin Durant does not need to be told that Golden State will have a muted ... [Full Article...]

City secure Champions League for next season while Reds teens shine

City secure Champions League for next season while Reds teens shine The Blues have now reached the Champions League for a sixth successive season - and are hoping for an improved showing under Guardiola next season. A lack of goals or, more specifically, the low ratio between chances created and those converted are what see City going into today's final afternoon of the season hanging on for a top-four finish rather than pushing Chelsea for the title. [Full Article...]

Watch Sebastian Vettel Make Overtake Of Year So Far On Valtteri Bottas

Most teams upgraded their respective cars for the Spanish Grand Prix , with Mercedes unveiling several significant modifications to the W08. Daniel Ricciardo was happy to claim his first podium finish of the season when third behind victor Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel in the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix. [Full Article...]

Murray struggles with illness on French Open eve

Roland Garo ( French Open Venue) will be seen in the new designer jersey. Murray ended last year with 24 consecutive wins, but since then he has made early exits at Indian Wells, Monte Carlo , Barcelona and Madrid in the worst start to a year by a world number one since Pete Sampras in 1999. [Full Article...]

Man Utd fans react to Spurs defeat outside White Hart Lane

Man Utd fans react to Spurs defeat outside White Hart Lane Tottenham are guaranteed second place in the Premier League - their highest finish in the history of the competition - and will participate in the group stages of next season's Champions League. " We had the control of the game and played better ". RANGERS legend Paul Gascoigne sent a poignant message to fans of former club Tottenham Hotspur ahead of their final home game at White Heart Lan... [Full Article...]

Blue Jays activate Donaldson and Tulowitzki from disabled list

Sidelined since April 13 because of a sore right calf, Donaldson is hitting.310 with two homers and four RBIs in nine games. The Blue Jays optioned right-hander Cesar Valdez to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday. Both Donaldson and Tulowitzki completed a rehab assignment with Class-A Dunedin before being activated. "Early on, we'll probably watch the amount of playing time they're getting, until the... [Full Article...]

Predators 'optimistic' Fisher will play Game 1

The series will begin Monday night in Pittsburgh with game two to follow Wednesday. Forwards Patrick Eaves and Rickard Rakell were sidelined by high ankle sprains, leaving the Ducks to play their final two games without two players responsible for a combined 65 goals in the regular season . [Full Article...]

No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

The Celtics , without Thomas, didn't have one of these lethal scorers, and it's why they couldn't keep pace with a Cavs team averaging 116.8 points per game in the playoffs. He's not goofing around, or settling for mediocrity (Game 3 against Boston notwithstanding). "I know I said a few things in the media about the situation he was going through, but I was happy to see him, give him a big hug ... [Full Article...]


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