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Sports IN NUMBERS: LeBron James and the NBA Finals
Author: 0 IN NUMBERS: LeBron James and the NBA Finals

Cleveland has faced the Warriors in the last three NBA Finals, winning in 2016 and losing in 2015 and 2017. Game 1 of the NBA Finals will be played Thursday on the home court of the Western Conference champion. The Celtics led by as many as 12 points in the first half, and they had a 51-47 lead midway through the third quarter when James hit a long 3-pointer and then Green made a 3 of his own.

Sports Thompson scores 35, Warriors force Game 7 in West finals
Author: 0 Thompson scores 35, Warriors force Game 7 in West finals

Golden State did it playing again without forward Andre Iguodala , who missed his third straight game of the series with a bone bruise in his left knee sustained in Game 3. The Rockets led 39-22 after the first quarter behind four early threes from Eric Gordon . I'll be honest. I'm embarrassed with how the Houston Rockets played in Game 6.

Sports Brad Stevens has flawless quote after Game 7 loss
Author: 0 Brad Stevens has flawless quote after Game 7 loss

On Monday night, the airwaves are a little more crowded than on Sunday, with ABC airing a new Bachelorette , Fox running two bonus episodes of the just-canceled Lucifer , and NBC offering Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Playing without Kevin Love , the Cavaliers rallied back from an eight-point first-quarter deficit. "I talked about the pain is part of the path", Stevens said.

Sports Boston Celtics can not rely on three point shooting
Author: 0 Boston Celtics can not rely on three point shooting

This seems obvious. When playing a four-time MVP, you should hope to make him earn everything he gets. It was also his last Game 7 until he conquered the Indiana Pacers in the first round of this year's postseason. "Not all 48, no", Lue said. Stevens said the team doctors checked on him "and he's great". "I didn't see him coming", said Tatum, who stayed in the game and played 39 minutes.

Sports Trevor Bayliss decries Al Jazeera match-fixing allegations as 'outrageous'
Author: 0 Trevor Bayliss decries Al Jazeera match-fixing allegations as 'outrageous'

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has called for evidence surrounding allegations of corruption involving the curator of a Sri Lankan Test pitch to be handed over to the International Cricket Council. Sri Lanka Cricket on Sunday suspended a player and a groundsman who allegedly agreed to tamper with the pitch to alter the result of an upcoming Test against England , as police launched an investigation into the claims.

Sports Second firm cancels Champions League flights
Author: 0 Second firm cancels Champions League flights

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are aiming for their sixth European title against Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid, who are looking to claim an unprecedented third Champions League title in a row. "We feel terribly let down by Kiev airport and can assure all customers effected will be getting a full refund over the next seven days", the statement added.

Sports President Trump Praises The NFL For Its New National Anthem Policy
Author: 0 President Trump Praises The NFL For Its New National Anthem Policy

Teams will have the option of fining the offender. The new policy requires team personnel, including players, to "stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem" if they're on the field at that time. He said he was "crushed" when Trump called the protesting players "sons of b-ches". And I think our leadership in the National Basketball Association understands that when the NFL players were kneeling, they were kneeling to protest police brutality, to protest racial inequality.

Sports Police investigating death threats issued to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius
Author: 0 Police investigating death threats issued to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius

I've won five Champions Leagues , five Ballon d'Ors. "In the next few days I'll give the fans an answer because they are the ones who have always been by my side, " Ronaldo said. This is possibly the greatest goal ever to grace a Champions League final and will be remembered for years to come. Over 150,000 outraged Liverpool fans have signed a petition to retroactively punish Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos after he was involved in a tussle with Mo Salah that left the latter with a ...

Sports Warriors vs. Rockets: Klay Thompson's personality is ideal for huge playoff moments
Author: 0 Warriors vs. Rockets: Klay Thompson's personality is ideal for huge playoff moments

Paul, a nine-time All-Star, has never been to an NBA Finals in his 13 seasons. With Paul wearing warm-ups and watching from the bench, the Rockets roared out to a 17-point lead after the first quarter and led by 10 at halftime. Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will not play in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals . Thompson's second-half outburst - reminiscent of his landscape-changing Game 6 showing against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the West ...

Sports Arsenal interested in Roma's Lorenzo Pellegrini
Author: 0 Arsenal interested in Roma's Lorenzo Pellegrini

The 21-year-old is predominantly a central midfielder but he's capable of playing out on the wings if needed so his versatility would be a useful asset if Arsenal were able to lure him to the Emirates. Lichtsteiner has scored 14 goals in 250 appearances for Juve since signing from Lazio in August 2011. Lichtsteiner announced he would be leaving the Bianconeri in early May having helped the club to their seventh successive Serie A title, with the Switzerland worldwide having ended ...

Sports Real fans rejoice at Bernabeu after European success
Author: 0 Real fans rejoice at Bernabeu after European success

Salah ( Liverpool's leading goalscorer this season with 44 goals in all competitions) tangled with Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid's captain locked his right arm in to the Egyptian forward who slammed into the pitch. "He's got the whole summer to think about it and when you make mistakes in massive games like that they will be with you for the rest of your life, because people will remember them and keep reminding you of them".

Sports LeBron James, Al Horford have one underrated thing in common
Author: 0 LeBron James, Al Horford have one underrated thing in common

The news for the Cavaliers wasn't so good: The team announced Love was experiencing concussion-like symptoms and would enter the NBA's concussion protocol. ET on Sunday. The Boston Celtics, who have played from in front the entire series, have proven they aren't just a team of the future, but a team of the present.

Author: 0 Liverpool goalie Loris Karius sent death threats after Champions League blunders

Karius, 24, was also at fault for Real's third goal when Gareth Bale tried a speculative long-range effort which flew in through the flapping arms of the Liverpool keeper. "You see the quality of Gareth Bale in the game yesterday and you wonder how he could not start a game and how he could not start a Champions League final".

Sports Christian Horner: Max Verstappen needs to stop making errors
Author: 0 Christian Horner: Max Verstappen needs to stop making errors

Do you believe that Zak Brown will end up being correct and Lewis Hamilton will end up signing a new contract to continue driving for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport in the 2019 Formula 1 season and perhaps longer, or do you disagree with Brown and believe that Hamilton will either end up driving for another team or possibly even retire? I have just been able to build up to it and have some fun.

Sports Eric Gordon focused on winning, not starting as Rockets aim for Finals
Author: 0 Eric Gordon focused on winning, not starting as Rockets aim for Finals

The Warriors listed Klay Thompson (left knee strain) and Andre Iguodala (left lateral leg contusion) as questionable to play against the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on Thursday. Paul is in the conference finals for the first time after failing to advance past the second round in nine previous postseason trips. Boston doesn't need any all-NBA team recognition to know they've had a fantastic season.

Sports Two bicycle kicks for the history books — Real Madrid
Author: 0 Two bicycle kicks for the history books — Real Madrid

The Wales squad, which is preparing for Tuesday's friendly against Mexico at the Rose Bowl, assembled in the team hotel to watch the Champions League final and Giggs said the room "erupted" when Bale's overhead kick in the 64th minute put Real Madrid 2-0 up.

Sports Salah's World Cup in doubt as Klopp reveals injury is 'really serous'
Author: 0 Salah's World Cup in doubt as Klopp reveals injury is 'really serous'

Salah has scored 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool this season and was widely backed to end the Ballon d'Or duopoly of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The English side attacked with intent and Trent Alexander-Arnold tested Navas with a low drive but Real looked in charge following the departure, in tears, of Salah.

Sports Warriors undaunted entering Game 6
Author: 0 Warriors undaunted entering Game 6

Iguodala sustained a left lateral leg contusion during Game 3 after colliding with Rockets guard James Harden in the fourth quarter . Four years later, Durant had the Warriors on the ropes up 3-1, but he and the Thunder couldn't win one out of three games, squandering the chance to defeat the 73-win Warriors - which he, in particular, was crucified for.

Sports You simply can't miss MB and Rashid Khan's Twitter interaction
Author: 0 You simply can't miss MB and Rashid Khan's Twitter interaction

Sunrisers and Chennai came first and second respectively in the league stage, with nine wins and five defeats apiece. No surprises that the Sunrisers were struggling at 122 for four after 16 overs. Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik too heaped praises on Rashid Khan . They have largely banked on Williamson's batting and strangled oppositions with their bowling attack, and Sunrisers coach Tom Moody said succeeding on different kind of pitches - especially adapting to flat ones - ...

Author: 0 Warriors force Game 7 with blowout win over Rockets

A nine-time All-Star who had never made it past the conference semifinals in the postseason, Paul now has his Rockets knocking on the door of the NBA Finals. While the Rockets will be down a starter, the Warriors could get one back if Andre Iguodala can return on Saturday. But we can basically just take that as "doubtful".

Sports Warriors' Iguodala ruled out of Game 6 vs Rockets
Author: 0 Warriors' Iguodala ruled out of Game 6 vs Rockets

I had teammates who literally played one play in a playoff game and made a play and helped us win a game. The Houston Rockets took Game 5 of the conference finals, 98-94, in a win that put this version of the Warriors on the brink of elimination for the first time .

Sports Capitals fans flood D.C. streets after reaching Stanley Cup Final
Author: 0 Capitals fans flood D.C. streets after reaching Stanley Cup Final

Game 7 has all of the makings of an epic contest , and you can catch during primetime. Now, using his specialized sports simulations, projections and advanced statistical analysis, Oh has examined Game 7 from every angle. It was the 33rd time in league history that a Game 7 was required to determine a Stanley Cup finalist. "Nothing you can do with that", Ovechkin said Tuesday.

Sports Lukaku Replacement Or Partner? United Interested In Signing New Striker
Author: 0 Lukaku Replacement Or Partner? United Interested In Signing New Striker

The Frenchman has struggled for opportunities at United following the arrival of Alexis Sanchez last January and missed out on a place in Didier Deschamps World Cup squad. Mourinho still hopes midfielder Marouane Fellaini will sign a new contract, although the Belgian has yet to make a final decision and hopes are receding at Old Trafford that he will stay now that he can leave for nothing.

Sports Madden NFL '19 release date, Hall of Fame cover athlete announced
Author: 0 Madden NFL '19 release date, Hall of Fame cover athlete announced

Interestingly, there is no word of story mode returning, which was introduced with last year's installment. Here's a look at the new features of the latest edition of the game, which presumably will feature the new kickoff configuration and, possibly, removal of any graphics in which the computerized player attempts to use his helmet as a weapon.

Sports James Harden, LeBron James named to All-NBA First Team
Author: 0 James Harden, LeBron James named to All-NBA First Team

They were joined by Andre Roberson and Steven Adams . The media voted for All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams by position with points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis. Damian Lillard , Trail Blazers (26.9 ppg/6.6 apg/4.5 rpg/91.6 FT%): He tied for fourth in the National Basketball Association in scoring average, the highest finish by a Portland player since Clyde Drexler was fourth in the 1991-92 season.

Sports Championship play-off final: Can you name past 10 clubs to win it?
Author: 0 Championship play-off final: Can you name past 10 clubs to win it?

And after seven season in the Championship , he said he was already looking forward to the next test. After the game , Cairney told Sky Sports: "We knew we wouldn't shrink in this environment". 'He will be playing for a top four club in the next few years, if not I will be very, very surprised. His bewitching second-half surge upfield did deserve to finish with the ball rippling the net.

Sports Red Sox designate for assignment Hanley Ramirez
Author: 0 Red Sox designate for assignment Hanley Ramirez

Hanley Ramirez has been designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox , who are responsible for the $15.25 million remaining on his contract but avoided him triggering a $22 million salary for 2019. Boston Sports Journal's Sean McAdam reports that another executive speculates the Red Sox are trying to protect against a grievance by Ramirez. "We really didn't think he'd handle that other (reduced) role, maybe as much as others would", Dombrowski said of Ramirez.

Author: 0 Liverpool's exodus to Kiev gets under way

Myriad Travel said the flight had been cancelled by its supplier as the aircraft "does not have the correct licence to fly". The 2005 Istanbul hero went viral on social media after he was filmed joining supporters with a rousing rendition of one of the hit songs from the Liverpool terraces this season.

Sports Liverpool owner takes sly dig at Coutinho and Suarez ahead of final
Author: 0 Liverpool owner takes sly dig at Coutinho and Suarez ahead of final

The club owner was reluctant to let go of the duo to Barcelona but he ended up losing the battle to the Liga Champions, Suarez left Anfield in 2014 while the Coutinho left in January when the Camp Nou outfit came calling. We will bring in a couple more players and that will happen. "It is highly significant for a global club with a particular set of values to have a huge star who personifies what can be accomplished with unity rather than the divisions among people we see so often these days".

Author: 0 LeBron on Chris Paul shimmy: 'I was laughing, smiling like everybody else'

The Rockets took a 3-2 series lead Thursday with a 98-94 victory in Houston . When he got the inbounds pass, the Warriors down by two, 6.7 seconds remaining, two Rockets were trained on him. For perspective, only two teams in the West won 51 or more games this season: Houston and Golden State . The Warriors opened as a 10.5-point favorite for Game 6 at several sportsbooks.

Sports All eyes on Salah and Ronaldo ahead of Champions League final
Author: 0 All eyes on Salah and Ronaldo ahead of Champions League final

He also showed nerves of steel to strike the decisive injury-time penalty in the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu to pull Madrid through to the semis 4-3 on aggregate. Nothing, however, will linger in the memory longer than Bale's first goal - applauded by the Liverpool fans - and the mistakes of the beaten goalkeeper.