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'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss

'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss The Boston Celtics rallied back from a 21-point deficit in the third quarter on Sunday to beat Cleveland Cavaliers, and they did it without Isaiah Thomas. "But like I said, we won 10 in a row, we lost a game and we've got a chance to come back and work on some things that we're definitely going to correct". [Full Article...]

Zidane must target domestic dominance at Real Madrid - Salgado

Zidane must target domestic dominance at Real Madrid - Salgado Atletico defeated Real Madrid 2-1 in their second leg Wednesday, but Real won the UCL semifinal 4-2 on aggregate. Instead, this second leg became the kind of rough-edged occasion that perhaps befits the image of this old stadium and its inhabitants; one that brought bundles of pride, but in the end saw Atletico outstripped by their neighbours. [Full Article...]

Celtics stagger on without Thomas; guard may need surgery

Celtics stagger on without Thomas; guard may need surgery While the Cavs were heavy favorites entering their series with the Celtics, Cleveland .com might have gotten a little ahead of itself by prematurely looking ahead to the championship round. James' 11 points was his fewest in a playoff game since he scored seven points for the Miami Heat against the Indiana Pacers on May 28, 2014. "We've got guys that have chips on their shoulders", Stevens ... [Full Article...]

Cleveland Cavaliers book Eastern Conference play-off final spot

Cleveland Cavaliers book Eastern Conference play-off final spot He was in uniform for Game 3 but did not play and was scratched from Game 4. As timing went, Tucker got lost in the numbers game with wing players such as Morris Peterson, Anthony Parker and Joey Graham getting more minutes. But, he is 31, and point guards don't always age extremely well, so taking a big investment in a guy like Lowry may not be the wisest choice. The Cavaliers went 16-for... [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal sets up semifinal showdown against Novak Djokovic — Madrid Open

Rafael Nadal sets up semifinal showdown against Novak Djokovic — Madrid Open Djokovic rallied in the final set by breaking Almagro to go up 6-5 and served out to earn his 15th win of the season in over two hours. Four-time champion Rafael Nadal has made it through to the semi-final stage of the Madrid Open courtesy of a straight-sets win over David Goffin . [Full Article...]

Jason Day takes lead at Byron Nelson PGA

Jason Day had his own string of birdies, five in a row midway through his round, then a 60-footer at the 17th, during his 63 that was the best of the day and got him to 10 under. The victory came in Thompson's third event since she lost the ANA Inspiration in a playoff after being penalized four strokes for a rules violation reported by a television viewer during the final round. [Full Article...]

Aaron Donald not at start of Rams OTAs; sides talking contract

Aaron Donald not at start of Rams OTAs; sides talking contract That's our goal. We think he wants to be a Ram. Snead also said that "whether he gets a raise or not", Donald would show up and "do the things he does". "That title now belongs to Von Miller , who signed a six-year, $144.5 million contract with $70 million guaranteed last July". Any extension for Donald might require making him the game's highest-paid defensive player, though he could be will... [Full Article...]

Juve make Cuadrado's loan move from Chelsea permanent

Juve make Cuadrado's loan move from Chelsea permanent The 28-year-old Colombia winger played only half a season for Chelsea beginning in February 2015. However, the reinvention of Victor Moses as a right wing-back essentially spelt the end of Cuadrado's hopes and he was allowed to return to Juve on what was a three-year loan deal. [Full Article...]

Bayern Munich are interested in Arsenal's top scorer Alexis Sanchez - Arturo Vidal

A host of clubs have been linked with his signature, with European giants Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain joining Premier League sides Manchester City and Chelsea in the race for his signature. "Whenever they [Bayern executives] have asked me, I've always said that he is the player that needs to arrive here". Vidal has been impressed with Alexis at global level but does not think he has sh... [Full Article...]

Warriors use Klay Thompson as diversion on double guard screen cut

Davey/Pool via AP). Spurs coach Gregg Popovich with guard Dejounte Murray during game 2 of the National Basketball Association western conference finals against Golden State. The Warriors now lead 2-0 in the playoffs as the NBA Finals edge closer. Popovich said the Spurs were "feeling sorry for themselves" after the controversial loss of Leonard, injured in Sunday's game one when he landed o... [Full Article...]

Cris 'Cyborg' Justino cited for battery after punching fellow UFC fighter

Cris 'Cyborg' Justino cited for battery after punching fellow UFC fighter UFC fighter Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino was cited for misdemeanor battery Monday after an altercation with fellow UFC fighter Angela Magana a day earlier. She was treated and released. Does Cyborg deserve to face the music for punching Magana, or did the outspoken trash talker simply get what she deserves in your opinion? "I can call out whoever the (expletive) I want", Magana replies. [Full Article...]

Matt Elam: Draft bust Matt Elam popped for theft/battery

Matt Elam: Draft bust Matt Elam popped for theft/battery They fell onto the ground while fighting over the device before he got control of the phone and ran. This news comes on the heels of drug charges the 25-year-old Elam faced in February. Elam, 25, has played his final National Football League snap. That success led to him entering the draft a year early and being taken by the Ravens, who immediately inserted him into the starting lineup. [Full Article...]

Serena Williams, Biles join LA's 2024 Games bid

Organisers say spectators will be able to travel around the city using public transportation, including a beefed-up metro system, but LA is up against Paris's first-rate metro. Paris is also betting on the compactness of its plans to make the difference. We are delighted that even before his inauguration as new President of France he has already found time to speak to the IOC President to r... [Full Article...]

Local NBC affiliate claims Predators advance to Stanley Cup Final

Local NBC affiliate claims Predators advance to Stanley Cup Final Jaden Schwartz broke a tie 25 seconds into the third period with a rebound goal as St. Louis registered a 2-1 win at Scottrade Center, cutting Nashville's lead in the best-of-seven series to 3-2. Rinne looked like the goalie who shut out Chicago twice as Nashville swept the Blackhawks in the first round. Johansen deked from forehand to backhand and shoveled a short shot past Allen for the most ... [Full Article...]

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals in National Hockey League playoffs Game 7

RANGERS-SENATORS: The Rangers have had a tough time closing out against the Senators in Ottawa, a challenge they're eager to take on again. But before most fans even had time to get back to their seats, Nicklas Backstrom brought the lead to 3-0 just 16 seconds in. [Full Article...]

Pens take on Senators in Eastern Conference Finals

Long spans of the Pittsburgh Penguins' eventual 1-0 Game 2 win qualified as much, as plenty of people went to Twitter to joke about how Boucher's 1-3-1 trap often looked more like a system described as "0-0-5." Look for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final to be a high-scoring affair that goes over as well. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid were never afraid of Atletico comeback, insists Marcelo

Real Madrid were never afraid of Atletico comeback, insists Marcelo Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has grudgingly accepted Real Madrid and Juventus are deserving Champions League finalists. Atletico had threatened an incredible comeback, Saul Niguez's powerful header and Antoine Griezmann's penalty inside 16 minutes cutting Real's aggregate lead to a solitary goal. [Full Article...]

Arsenal reduce Europa League ticket prices after Champions League failure

Klopp will be delighted to have still reached the top four despite injuries to Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane in recent times, and players took to Twitter after the final whistle to celebrate. Right-footed midfielder James Milner has spent the entire campaign at left-back, while such were the limited resources available Klopp had to name three defenders and a defensive midfielder among his subs... [Full Article...]

United's financial muscle may prove too much for Ajax

United's financial muscle may prove too much for Ajax I can understand the lads' tiredness; we've had a lot of games. "I've trained since I was eight for this moment so, for it to come true today in front of everyone, I'm over the moon, speechless". We deserve to be in the final, but we have to show up and prove we are good enough and that's what we will do. Mourinho won the UEFA Cup, as the Europa League was previously known, with Porto in 2003,... [Full Article...]

LeBron, Cavs try to shake 'weird' loss in Game 3 to Celtics

You let a team like that grab momentum you nearly knew a shot like that was going in I'm kind of glad it happened the way it did. Bradley's shot at the buzzer of Game 3 touched every part of the rim before bouncing in, giving the Celtics an improbable 111-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. [Full Article...]


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