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LeBron James passes Jordan to become greatest playoff scorer of all
- May 31, 2017

The Eastern Conference Finals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics hasn't been too exciting. James plucked passes from midair, found teammates loitering unguarded on the opposite side of the court, drained contested threes with the shot clock running down, flashed down the lane and flushed tomahawk dunks. (more...)
LeBron James won't say Warriors are best team he's faced
- May 31, 2017

All year - along with bouts of careless turnovers - that's been the Warriors' primary weakness. "It's tough to say that we didn't expect it; we knew they'd be right there". The Suns sat Eric Bledsoe for the final 14 games of the season, while Tyson Chandler did not play after the All-Star break. "I feel good about our chances", he said. (more...)
Man with AK-47 fired 108 shots on Florida highway Man with AK-47 fired 108 shots on Florida highway
- May 31, 2017

It remains unclear what agency fired the shots. A schizophrenic man transported in an ambulance escaped on Monday morning - climbing a 30-foot-tall excavator on the Palmetto Expressway before removing his clothes and claiming to be a serial killer, police say. (more...)
James passes Jordan, Cavs return to Finals
- May 31, 2017

There was too much jubilation and joy in the Cavs' locker room to wade into that territory. The Cavaliers and Warriors split their two meetings this season, both winning at home. "The whole underdog thing is amusing to me, because, yeah, at the end of the day we are defending our title", Love said Saturday after the Cavs' first practice in preparation for the Warriors since clinching a spot in the Finals. (more...)
Thierry Henry: This is what Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez wants Thierry Henry: This is what Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez wants
- May 31, 2017

With disappointing league campaigns, the FC crew debate if Man United's UEL or Arsenal's FA Cup final is more crucial. Following the match Wenger did not want to focus on his personal situation, but said the tension coming from fans who want him out was not helping the players. (more...)
Coutinho's answer to Barcelona question will please Liverpool fans greatly Coutinho's answer to Barcelona question will please Liverpool fans greatly
- May 31, 2017

That has fuelled talk of a possible summer transfer, with the 30-year-old aware of the need to get regular game time at this stage of his career. "It's disrespectful to the club if you say the only reason you are going to Liverpool is for Champions League ", said Milner . (more...)
Russian Federation condemns latest North Korea missile launches, calls for restraint
- May 31, 2017

Washington :US President Donald Trump said North Korea showed disrespect to its major ally China after it fired a short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast. We have strongly protested to North Korea and condemn its actions in the strongest terms. Seoul's new liberal administration has said Pyongyang's repeated test launches were dashing hopes for peace on the Korean peninsula. (more...)
Alonso may not do 2018 Indy 500 says Brown Alonso may not do 2018 Indy 500 says Brown
- May 31, 2017

Alonso said Sato has been a big help to him during his preparation for the Indianapolis 500 . But when his Honda power-plant went out with a white puff of smoke, the Alonso show was effectively over. "In 2012, going into Turn 1 with Dario was a big risk. I wanted to keep supporting the children until they become adults, and hopefully one of them becomes a professional race driver". (more...)
Jeremy Thrush predicts New Zealand will whitewash British & Irish Lions Jeremy Thrush predicts New Zealand will whitewash British & Irish Lions
- May 31, 2017

England coach Eddie Jones said the British and Irish Lions will "struggle" to beat the All Blacks in their three-Test series because of the tactics of their coach, Warren Gatland . Many of the Lions players are reaching the end of a long worldwide and club season and there must be genuine fears for player safety as they will experience a new level of physical intensity on this tour. (more...)
Penguins make shots count
- May 31, 2017

The win gives the reigning Stanley Cup champions precious momentum as they head into Game 2 on Thursday, also in Pittsburgh . Matt Murray finished with 23 saves for the Penguins, who used the first coach's challenge in Final history to wipe out an early Nashville goal and held on despite going an astonishing 37 minutes at one point without a shot. (more...)
Final: Cavaliers 112, Celtics 99
- May 31, 2017

Kyrie Irving scores 42 points en route to a Game 4 victory over Boston . Coach Brad Stevens said no decision had been made yet on whether Thomas would undergo an operation but he reiterated that he is out for the remainder of the playoffs. (more...)
Bush drops out of Marlins bid, Jeter to pursue 'other investors' Bush drops out of Marlins bid, Jeter to pursue 'other investors'
- May 31, 2017

Wayne Katz, the Proskauer Rose attorney representing the team, declined to comment. Jeb Bush has reportedly dropped out of the bidding for the Marlins. They are now 19-30 and in fourth place in the National League East. Romney is the son of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney . His brother, former President George W. (more...)
Manchester City confirm Bernardo Silva signing Manchester City confirm Bernardo Silva signing
- May 31, 2017

Pep Guardiola is giving his defence a makeover this summer, having released veteran full-back trio Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy on Thursday . Silva's signing would indicate that manager Pep Guardiola is shaping the future of a midfield where David Silva is 31, Fernandinho is 32 and the out-of-contract Yaya Toure is 34. (more...)
Spanish Media Expect Valverde To Succeed Enrique At Barca
- May 31, 2017

Valverde quit as manager at San Mames at the end of the season to take over from Luis Enrique at Barcelona , and Diario Sport reported that Herrera is one of his top summer targets. Ivan Rakitic, Jordi Alba and Rafinha are seen as players who are unlikely to leave, but the club would apparently be prepared to listen to offers if they match their valuation. (more...)
Barcelona hires former player Ernesto Valverde as its coach Barcelona hires former player Ernesto Valverde as its coach
- May 31, 2017

Valverde has always been reported to be the front-runner to succeed him, and the 53-year-old joins less than a week after Athletic confirmed that he would not renew his contract . Former player Ernesto Valverde was hired as the new coach, the club confirmed on Monday. Barcelona have yet to replace Dani Alves, who joined Juventus last summer, while Valverde could also look at signing a new centre-back amid uncertainty over Javier Mascherano's future. (more...)
Guardiola insists Aguero will remain at Man City Guardiola insists Aguero will remain at Man City
- May 31, 2017

And it was certainly not the farewell to Vicarage Road that Watford head coach Walter Mazzarri would have chosen after the announcement of his dismissal last week, when he became the eighth man in charge of team affairs to leave since the Pozzo family took over in June 2012. (more...)
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal sweep into second round at French Open Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal sweep into second round at French Open
- May 31, 2017

The world No. 2 has played himself into some decent form over the clay season, reaching the final in Rome on May 21, and this was a solid if unspectacular performance. "I just played very bad games on my serve", he admitted after his 6-3 6-4 6-2 win. With recently hired coach Andre Agassi calmly sitting in his player's box, Djokovic had to scramble in spells against Granollers, but the Serb was able to routinely have success against the World No.76's second serve and he parlayed that ... (