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Author: 0 Boston Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers second

Game tomorrow against a tough Cleveland team. The Suns had a 31.9 percent probability to win the fourth pick, the highest probability of any single pick for the team. They had about a 53 percent chance of falling out of the top three, which would have triggered a trade of the pick as remaining payment of their acquisition of Steve Nash in 2012.

Sport Warriors throttle Spurs to take 2-0 series lead
Author: 0 Warriors throttle Spurs to take 2-0 series lead

The Golden State Warriors look ready to return to the NBA Finals for the third straight year, while the San Antonio Spurs are on the verge of missing the finals for the third straight year. Two trips later - after swarming Warriors defense forced the Spurs into an errant Danny Green 59-foot heave at the end of the shot clock - Draymond Green nailed an open 3 from the top of the key to make it 5-0.

Author: 0 Forget the Derby! Classic Empire healthy for Preakness run

Then State of Honor claimed the early lead, giving Always Dreaming a flawless target to stalk. After starting the year without a victory, he's won four in a row by a combined 23¼ lengths. In the subsequent Wood Memorial, he used too much of his early speed and was beaten easily by Fusaichi Pegasus, which prompted Stronach and his trainer, Joe Orseno, to skip the Derby and point for Baltimore.

Author: 0 Zabaleta set for fond send-off at City, Toure still in dark

Right at the start of the season, one of the players much linked to Manchester City was Alejando Grimaldo. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hit out at Arsene Wenger after the Arsenal boss appeared to criticise West Ham's performance on the weekend.

Sport Kevin Pillar under inquiry for shouting at Braves pitcher
Author: 0 Kevin Pillar under inquiry for shouting at Braves pitcher

Replays appeared to show Pillar using the slur as he shouted toward the mound. After the game, Pillar told reporters he got caught up in the heat of the moment. Pillar will also pay an undisclosed fine. "A homophobic slur doesn't have to define @KPILLAR4", the organization tweeted. Major League Baseball declined to comment further, but there is a precedent for discipline, as Toronto suspended shortstop Yunel Escobar for three games after he wrote a homophobic slur in Spanish on his eye ...

Sport Mourinho begs Allardyce not to play Benteke, Zaha against United on Sunday
Author: 0 Mourinho begs Allardyce not to play Benteke, Zaha against United on Sunday

Bewildered Jose Mourinho last night made an astonishing plea for Crystal Palace to go easy on his Manchester United side this Sunday ahead of Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm. "It's in negotiation", he said. For a club like ours, the figures would have to match up to what else we have to try and get and if we have the budget for it.

Sport James, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1
Author: 0 James, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1

Cavs toyed with Celtics from the start, building a 26-point lead in the first half and expanding it to 28 in the third quarter before Celtics cut it down to 17 at the end of the quarter. He then went on to comment on LeBron James and said, " It's hard to believe but he's better, a lot better than from when I came into the league ".

Author: 0 Celtics follow euphoria of winning lottery with dud on court

Road game, home game, it doesn't matter. "We felt like we did a good job doing that", Love said. The Cavaliers seized home-court advantage quickly and easily. James was not the only player to impress for Cleveland . Lue, a former Celtics assistant, said of Thompson, "He's our energy, he's our motor".

Sport Real Madrid a point from title after Celta Vigo win
Author: 0 Real Madrid a point from title after Celta Vigo win

Real will now face Malaga on Sunday while they would face Juventus in Champions League final the next Sunday. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their second goal with Isco. "He's feeling great and he's shown it again here". The Frenchman admitted his team had lost control of the game at times, with Celta's Iago Aspas , Daniel Wass and John Guidetti all having excellent chances to score.

Sport Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Schedule
Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Schedule

He canned two 3-pointers during the final six and a half minutes of the game - two daggers that sank deep into the hearts of the visiting Wizards - the second of which was a no-doubter that he followed with three steps toward the basket as he held his swan neck high in the air.

Sport NHL Predictions: Will the Predators win Game 3 vs
Author: 0 NHL Predictions: Will the Predators win Game 3 vs

It's Nashville's answer to the octopus Detroit fans traditionally throw on the ice for good luck. "It's unbelievable. Our fans, they're wonderful". Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that Gibson is getting better as the pressure mounts. If the first one was debatable, the second one was obvious to all but the raucous fans who thought Mattias Ekholm should have been allowed to bowl over Gibson.

Sport Florida WR Antonio Callaway cited for marijuana possession over weekend
Author: 0 Florida WR Antonio Callaway cited for marijuana possession over weekend

Florida junior WR Antonio Callaway was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana, according to beat writer Robbie Andreu. According to police ( via The Associated Press ), the smell of marijuana coming from a Mercedes SUV during a traffic stop led to a search of Callaway, 20, who was a passenger in the vehicle driven by Kendrick Williams, 40.

Sport Predators advance to Western Conference final
Author: 0 Predators advance to Western Conference final

A 3-1 series deficit looms large if you let it. The roster shake-up continued into the season with the firing of coach Ken Hitchcock on February 1 and the trade of defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk not long after. We all know that we have what it takes and everything is in our hands. It's a good feeling. "It makes you want to go out and play for him". I don't know how this will all end, but it's been pretty awesome so far.

Sport Piece of broken bat gets stuck in Wrigley Field netting
Author: 0 Piece of broken bat gets stuck in Wrigley Field netting

He permitted just one baserunner and no hits over his final three innings. Lester left with a 9-1 lead after giving up singles to Jose Peraza, Tucker Barnhart and Arismendy Alcantara in the seventh. The move gives Chicago 13 pitchers on its active roster. He slid three inches past the bag, and we got a double play .There's not an easy fix, just like with the plethora of issues regarding the plate blocking rule, but baseball's heart is in the right place.The rule was meant for guys doing ...

Sport Game 6 Preview: Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards
Author: 0 Game 6 Preview: Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards

Playing better at home is nothing new, but Washington is nearly unrecognizable on the road in this series , especially on the defensive side of the ball. Wizards guard John Wall goes to the basket against Celtics forward Amir Johnson (90) during Game 5 on Wednesday night. All hope isn't lost because they've yet to lose at Verizon Center and could get another crack on the Celtics' parquet.

Author: 0 Kane scores 4 as EPL runner-up Tottenham routs Leicester 6-1

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino labelled the forward one of the best in the world after he motored to the top of the scoring charts with 26 goals. Tottenham challenged Leicester throughout their title-winning campaign previous year and the two sides drew at White Hart Lane earlier this season.

Sport Winning Premier League is special: Fabregas
Author: 0 Winning Premier League is special: Fabregas

I have to take my time in these 12 days to make the decision. Victor Moses just joined this elite list having helped Chelsea to a league title five years after joining them. "But hopefully I think this season has been really good for them, they're safe again and sometimes they play really good football". It was his Premier League start since September and he kicked of the title-winning party in style.

Sport A full 20-over game would have helped us: Muralitharan
Author: 0 A full 20-over game would have helped us: Muralitharan

Persistent showers reduced the KKR chase in the Eliminator tie - held at the same venue on Wednesday night - to a six-over affair. Kolkata will face Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier on Friday at the same venue and the victor of this match will go through to the final and play Rising Pune Supergiant on May 21 at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad.

Author: 0 NBA Draft trade rumors: Celtics dealing No. 1 overall pick?

However, Pierce, doesn't think they should draft Fultz. It would likely take something equivalent to a number one pick to woo either of those teams into trading their best players, so suddenly the idea that the Celtics could indeed move that pick to capitalize on a "win-now" window becomes a very real possibility.

Author: 0 Player to Miss the Rest of Playoffs After Severe Tendon Injury

After losing the first game of their Western Conference semifinal series by 27 points, the San Antonio Spurs punched back in a major way against the Houston Rockets in Game 2 . I was high on the Rockets heading into this series, and you have no choice but to like them even more now that Tony Parker is out due to injury. San Antonio's win could prove to be costly because of an injury to guard Tony Parker .

Sport Jose Mourinho DESTROYED by Graeme Souness on Sky
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho DESTROYED by Graeme Souness on Sky

However, they should get their chances against this leaky Stoke defence, and so we'll back a Saints win and under 2.5 goals given Claude Puel's men have shown little in recent weeks to suggest they'll score more than two goals, but have at least kept a clean sheet in five of their last eight hosting sides outside the top-six.

Author: 0 Mourinho Praises Rashford After Celta Vigo Win

We know we can do it. All of them played superbly in their positions but it is of course Rashford who will steal the headlines after his stunning free-kick grabbed the win for Man United. The away goal could prove crucial but the narrow winning margin means Mourinho will, as suggested on the eve of the first leg, rest several players when United return to Premier League action on Sunday.

Sport Harden, James top All-NBA team
Author: 0 Harden, James top All-NBA team

During the regular season, James averaged 26.4 points over 37.8 minutes per game. On the second team were three first-timers - Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas - along with Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and forward Kevin Durant.

Sport The Demolition Of White Hart Lane Is Well Underway Already
Author: 0 The Demolition Of White Hart Lane Is Well Underway Already

Spurs are building a new £800m ground next to White Hart Lane , so have to go to the national stadium next season - where they lost two and drew one of their four "home" games in Europe this season. "We've got the team, we've got the belief, so next season hopefully it's our year". "Of course there's going to be rumours over the summer, but I think I'd be very surprised if most of us aren't still here next season".

Sport Wada could lift Russia anti-doping suspension
Author: 0 Wada could lift Russia anti-doping suspension

United States Anti Doping President Travis Tygart said in a statement to Around the Rings that the ITA is a step forward for a more independent WADA. The World Anti-Doping Agency has approved fast-tracking new rules that would allow for sanctions of national Olympic committees and global sports federations in much the same way athletes are penalized for violating anti-doping rules.

Sport Three Warriors named to All-NBA teams, but they wanted four
Author: 0 Three Warriors named to All-NBA teams, but they wanted four

Can Green take home the Defensive Player of the Year Award? Iguodala, in his third season as a leader of Golden State's second unit, led the league in assists per turnover (4.5) and was seventh among players who played at least 70 games in steals per turnover (1.3).

Sport Spurs will adapt to playing at Wembley, says Pochettino
Author: 0 Spurs will adapt to playing at Wembley, says Pochettino

Their Champions League hopes went up in smoke last season after they lost 3-2 to West Ham United in the final game at Upton Park. "The facilities, the training ground, the new facilities with the new stadium will put the team and the club in the last level in Europe".

Sport Always Dreaming, Classic Empire are neighbors in Preakness
Author: 0 Always Dreaming, Classic Empire are neighbors in Preakness

To get to this point, Pletcher has kept Always Dreaming relatively fresh. He did race his first six career races with them and those were some of his best efforts, so I'm not surprised to see connections return to what worked. "We're just letting the horse gallop and be happy". Sure, he has never run a poor race but he beat a suspect field in the Illinois Derby. "I just want the race to get here", he said.

Sport Warriors become just the 5th team to start NBA playoffs 10-0
Author: 0 Warriors become just the 5th team to start NBA playoffs 10-0

Golden State now leads the series 2-0. "It's just not what anybody does to anybody else". Needless to say, this is a rash step that puts Vasquez in the lead for "pettiest fan of 2017". "As I watched, I don't think they believed". "And you have to believe". Jonathon Simmons scored 17 of his 22 points in the first half as the lone bright spot for the Spurs .

Sport Man City on brink of Champions League spot after beating West Brom
Author: 0 Man City on brink of Champions League spot after beating West Brom

The Argentinian defender has spent nine years with the club and has seen it transformed into one of England's best teams. But, despite the massive investment, City is clinging to fourth place in the Premier League heading into the final week of the season; Arsenal is three points behind with two games remaining.

Sport Mayweather tight-lipped as McGregor confirms fight contract
Author: 0 Mayweather tight-lipped as McGregor confirms fight contract

White has said the fight could generate a payday of US$100 million (S$139 million) for Mayweather and US$75 million for McGregor. Marshall, 25, from Hartlepool, left the GB amateur squad after boxing at the Rio Games last summer with the idea of going professional, but she had no idea how much interest there would be.

Sport Jose Mourinho Looks To Europa League Final After Tottenham Hotspur Defeat
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho Looks To Europa League Final After Tottenham Hotspur Defeat

Mourinho was in a defiant mood after the match , insisting that he has no option than to rest his best players in the Premier League due to their European commitments, and he went as far as to claim that the game against Spurs and this week's encounter with Southampton and Crystal Palace were "matches we don't want to play".

Sport Black Caps defeat Bangladesh by four wickets
Author: 0 Black Caps defeat Bangladesh by four wickets

For New Zealand , Bennett (3-31) was the pick of the bowlers while Sodhi and Neesham snared two each as well. Hamish Bennett has spearheaded a strong bowling performance for the Black Caps on his fleeting return from the worldwide wilderness.

Author: 0 India Names 15-Member Squad for Champions Trophy

Premier off-spinner Ashwin, who has skipped the IPL owing to a sports hernia injury, has been included in the squad . But, there were many players like Nitish Rana, Rishav Pant who have performed well in the IPL but missed on the opportunity to play in the champions trophy.

Sport Terry: This could be one of the greatest seasons in Chelsea's history
Author: 0 Terry: This could be one of the greatest seasons in Chelsea's history

Michy Batshuayi has scored three Premier League goals this season. I must be pleased because we conceded three goals, but we scored four, and also we created many chances to improve the final result. When you talk about winning it again, you look at the great players over the years who have won championships time and time again, it's like an addiction.

Sport Madrid a draw away from Spanish title after win over Celta
Author: 0 Madrid a draw away from Spanish title after win over Celta

Celta put up a fearless fight in this rearranged fixture, even when reduced to 10 men for the final 30 minutes, but in the end Real proved too strong and now require just one point from their trip to Malaga on Sunday. Real Madrid can nearly touch the La Liga title after a five year wait, needing only to avoid defeat to Malaga on Sunday to grab the trophy from the hands of arch rivals Barcelona.

Sport McIlroy 'struggling' with sore back, to get MRI
Author: 0 McIlroy 'struggling' with sore back, to get MRI

World number one Dustin Johnson tops a large group at 71 that also includes German Bernhard Langer, who at 59 is the oldest player in the tournament. Sweden's Alex Noren, who won four times on the European Tour last season, was just two shots off the lead after carding his fourth birdie of the day on the 16th.

Sport HYS: Will Conte be sacked next season?
Author: 0 HYS: Will Conte be sacked next season?

Guus Hiddink, Antonio Conte's immediate predecessor as Chelsea boss, reckons the Italian will stay at Stamford Bridge due to "perfect circumstances" at the club. We have the same ambition. Youth-team graduates Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Nathaniel Chalobah will also hope to make their first league starts of the campaign in Chelsea's last two fixtures.

Sport Appiah finally unveiled as Black Stars Coach
Author: 0 Appiah finally unveiled as Black Stars Coach

Appiah, at his unveiling in Accra on Tuesday, said Muntari and Kevin would be considered for selection if they are needed. Appiah answered critics emphatically when he insisted that he's planning to continue with Gyan. Appiah on his part, called on Ghanaians to give him their unflinching support to succeed, adding that, "I will build a strong team with quality players who merit a call-up to the squad".

Sport Four-goal Kane eyes golden boot after crushing Leicester
Author: 0 Four-goal Kane eyes golden boot after crushing Leicester

England global Kane moved to 26 in the top flight for this season - putting him two ahead of Romelu Lukaku in the Golden Boot standings - while Son took his tally to 21 goals in all competitions in the emphatic victory. "It is very clear we will keep the players we want to keep and we will maybe sell the players we want to sell", said Pochettino. He is great, he is one of the best strikers in the world.

Author: 0 Cavaliers sweep Raptors en route to Eastern Conference Finals

You might want something deeper than just his point total to illustrate his level of dominance in this game and this series as a whole, but those 35 points were indicative of the way LeBron was able to destroy the will of the Raptors . Throughout last year's series with the Cavaliers, the Raptors gave up a much more reasonable average of 105.8 points a game. James led all scorers with 10 points and Ibaka led Toronto with seven points.

Author: 0 English FA approves retrospective bans for diving

The new rule will be administered in similar fashion to the one that already covers red card offences which were missed by the match at the time of the incident but recorded by television cameras. "Only in circumstances where the panel are unanimous would The FA charge the individual concerned". A Celtic player was suspended for two matches in 2014 , after simulating a foul to win a last-minute penalty.

Sport Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar suspended two games for yelling homophobic slur
Author: 0 Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar suspended two games for yelling homophobic slur

Atkins said the Jays have reached out to Billy Bean, a special assistant to Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, who is overseeing initiatives to deal with such issues. After the game, Pillar told reporters he got caught up in the heat of the moment. Teheran won his first start at the Braves' new suburban ballpark, beating the New York Mets as part of an impressive three-game stretch to start the season.

Sport Fernandinho sees improvement during 'tough' season for Man City
Author: 0 Fernandinho sees improvement during 'tough' season for Man City

Sanchez, meanwhile, has reportedly made Bayern Munich his first-choice destination, while Chelsea are fourth on his preferred list of clubs behind Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. It would have to be a 2/3 falls match though, so that two teams advance to the Champions League next term. I'm sure we are improving, for the next two games and for next season as well.

Sport Fernandinho urges Pep Guardiola to offer Yaya Toure new Manchester City deal
Author: 0 Fernandinho urges Pep Guardiola to offer Yaya Toure new Manchester City deal

A 3-1 win over West Brom provided a fitting end to his nine-year stay with the Sky Blues, after it was announced just days ago that he would depart the club at the end of 2016-17. He is one of six players whose contracts are due to expire and who are waiting to discover if they get a new one. "The gap is big in terms of points".

Sport Chelsea celebrate title with 4-3 romp against Watford
Author: 0 Chelsea celebrate title with 4-3 romp against Watford

John wants to continue to play", said Conte, whose side prevailed courtesy of an 88th-minute victor by substitute Cesc Fabregas. The 36-year-old however said that he has not taken the final decision yet and is evaluating his options. The Blues skipper, who was handed his first league start since September 11, opened the scoring midway through the first period when he reacted smartly to prod home a right-wing corner.