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Luis Enrique: Leaving Barcelona right decision for everyone

Luis Enrique: Leaving Barcelona right decision for everyone It's better for me, for the club, for the players. "It would have been nice to have won La Liga and contended for the Champions League title this season, but it just wasn't meant to be". Barcelona are expected to confirm Ernesto Valverde as their new coach later on Monday after club president Josep Maria Bartomeu called a press conference for 1900 local time (1700 GMT). [Full Article...]

James surpasses Jordan as all-time leading playoff scorer

I fell in love with the game because of Mike. For the third time in as many TD Garden games in the series, the Cavaliers never trailed. On Friday, Green discussed looking forward to facing the Cavaliers again and highlighted that it should be another competitive series, like last year's Finals that came down to Game 7. [Full Article...]

Arsenal ace Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain studying Dani Alves

Arsenal ace Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain studying Dani Alves The winger is about to go into the final year of his contract and refused to answer questions about his future at a time when Liverpool , Everton and both Manchester clubs are all said to be interested. "Hector, I guess he's more naturally suited to the right-back role but since the wing-back situation has come into play that's played into my hands", said Oxlade-Chamberlain. [Full Article...]

Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola slams "fake news"

Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola slams Ibrahimovic's contract at Old Trafford runs out this summer and what had seemed certain, him staying to lead the Red Devils' attack, was cast in doubt when he suffered a serious knee injury against Anderlecht in the UEFA Europa League . "Ibrahimovic will certainly play for another season or probably two. These offers have come from a lot of different leagues, but he'll stay in Europe ". [Full Article...]

First rain drops at French Open

First rain drops at French Open The 30-year-old Nadal has already reached the magical 10 titles number this year at the claycourt events in Monte Carlo and Barcelona . A semi-final place in Barcelona, where he lost to Dominic Thiem , has been his best effort on the clay courts with defeats to Borna Coric in the third round of Madrid, and a second-round Rome exit at the hands of Fabio Fognini following. [Full Article...]

Predators Hope Mike Fisher Plays In Game 1 Of Stanley Cup Finals

Predators Hope Mike Fisher Plays In Game 1 Of Stanley Cup Finals Last week I looked at the ice-time distribution of Nashville's Stanley Cup final opponent, the Pittsburgh Penguins , and how injuries (specifically the one to Kris Letang ) has forced coach Mike Sullivan to take a defense by committee approach where all six defenders on a given night are getting nearly the exact same ice-time. [Full Article...]

Alonso claims second row starting position for Indy 500

Two boys, ages 15 and 14, were arrested a short time later. The Indianapolis 500 is a 500-mile race that is held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway . Franchitti, formerly married to actress Ashley Judd, has won the IndyCar Series championship four times and the Indy 500 three times. Running four consecutive laps at an average speed of 231mph, getting faster on each consecutive lap for the first... [Full Article...]

Cavs postpone thought of Warriors, 'stress'

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) reacts after making a three-point basket at the end of the third quarter against the Boston Celtics in game four of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. [Full Article...]

LeBron never believed he could eclipse Jordan

The Warriors became the first team in league history to open the playoffs 12-0, which provides them with a week of rest prior to their third straight finals appearance. So this is the rubber match, and now former MVP Kevin Durant is added to the mix. We've made a lot of mistakes that you can't make at this stage. So it makes it even more hard. [Full Article...]

No. 1 Kerber suffers historic upset at French Open

She has struggled this year, withdrawing from the Madrid Open with a thigh injury and going down in straight sets to qualifier Anna Kontaveit in Rome . "It's kind of - I don't want to say 'open, ' because everyone's really good, but - very competitive", Rogers said, "and there's not like that dominating force". [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United would exchange Europa League title for victims' lives

Goals from France global Pogba and Armenian Henrik Mkhitaryan in each half gave United their first European trophy since 2008, and their first Europa League crown. "But once you play that final, I think you will, for that moment, forget it". "Obviously football doesn't bring back the lives which were lost, but to try and give some happiness to the city was vital to us", the 31-year-old club ca... [Full Article...]

Huddersfield v Reading: Battle for Premier League spot

What people think and write is up to them. "He is very meticulous in the sessions and he has the trust and respect of the players". It has also alerted a host of clubs to his ability, and fuelled speculation over a possible move away from the John Smith's Stadium if Town fail to win promotion today. [Full Article...]

LeBron defers on Warriors thoughts: 'It's too stressful'

And we really didn't know what to expect". The two sides split the past two matchups, and Cleveland is the defending champion. Cleveland won by one on Christmas Day, Golden State prevailed by 35 on January 16. "This will be talked about long after us", Green said. As they celebrated defending their Eastern Conference title Thursday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers weren't ready to focus on def... [Full Article...]

Ian Poulter to play PGA Championship after European Tour invitation

Kim became the youngest ever to win The Players at 21 years, 10 months and 16 days when he crafted a 69 at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, the only bogey-free round of the day and a performance that any seasoned PGA Tour veteran would have been proud to claim under the circumstances. [Full Article...]

Celtics star Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery

James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cavaliers routed the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title. And so, with that, Kevin Durant and Mike Brown arrive as the new major figures in Act 3. "Hopefully I don't have to have surgery, but I know that is an option". [Full Article...]

Lewis pips Vettel, wins Spanish GP

Vettel thus came into the pits on lap 15 and switched to a new set of soft tyres. Third place victor and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, left, celebrates on the podium with second place victor and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany at the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Sunday, May 14, 2017 . [Full Article...]

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

Now James hopes, like Jordan , to inspire children to follow in his footsteps. The Cavs were pushed in individual games in the first round by the Indiana Pacers, but even the Celtics were drilled in two home-game blowouts. I don't feel like we're underdogs. We've got to come out and play. "We go out and just try to be as great as we can be every night", he said. "I respect all of my teammat... [Full Article...]

Ranked Kerber loses 1st set at French Open

Ranked Kerber loses 1st set at French Open Meanwhile, nine-time victor Rafael Nadal of Spain has been drawn on a path that could see him face the defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia, in the semifinals. Who is the favorite in the French Open? Second seed Karolina Pliskova figures to be among those in contention, but the Czech has won just two matches on five previous visits. [Full Article...]

Irving, James lead the way as Cavs down Celtics

So it is notable that he would have high praise for Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics . Game one of the NBA Finals takes place at the Warriors' Oracle Arena in Oakland on Thursday, 1 June (02:00 BST on Friday). James, who is chasing his fourth National Basketball Association title this year, finished with 35 points in the game to set a new mark of 5.995 points in 212 play-off games, whi... [Full Article...]

When is the NBA Finals? Schedule, TV times for Warriors-Cavaliers III

Smith at the podium, James did offer a brief glimpse into his Golden State view - even calling them a "beast of a matchup". If they are getting stops, running and moving the ball, they are just about impossible to slow down. Oh, and even though Durant is the new variable in this showdown, let's remember that he and James have Finals history of their own, dating to the 2012 clash of Oklahoma City... [Full Article...]


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