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Sport Cavaliers' dominant performance eliminates all drama, Celtics
Author: 0 Cavaliers' dominant performance eliminates all drama, Celtics

It was James' lowest point total in the playoffs since he scored seven for Miami in the 2014 conference finals against in, and before Boston's comeback, James was 49-0 in playoff games his team led by at last 20 points. "The stuff they're running, it's harder to defend than Golden State's (offense) for me, as far as the actions and all the running around and all the guys who are making all the plays, so it's a totally different thing".

Author: 0 Victor Moses created FA Cup history with his red card at Wembley

Mertesacker lifted the trophy along with vice-captain Koscielny but dedicated the win to his boss, whose seventh triumph made him the most successful manager in FA Cup history. When Alexis Sanchez put the ball in the net after four minutes, it was initially disallowed when Ramsey was adjudged to be interfering with play while offside.

Sport Arsenal defeats Chelsea to win 13th FA Cup title
Author: 0 Arsenal defeats Chelsea to win 13th FA Cup title

Chelsea have recently been crowned Premier League champions after a hugely impressive first season under Antonio Conte while Arsenal have endured their worst season under Arsene Wenger thus far, failing to finish inside the Top 4 for the first time since the Frenchman took over.

Sport Gwinnett Braves to change name to avoid confusion
Author: 0 Gwinnett Braves to change name to avoid confusion

Snitker said Inciarte's big game "is a week for a lot of people". It was his second game in an Atlanta uniform. Hurdle also was impressed: "It doesn't happen very often, not even in Little League", he said. Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for his ninth save. Glasnow had a bad start in Arizona (seven earned in 2.1 innings), but bounced back with two earned in five innings against the Nationals.

Author: 0 All eyes on Alonso in a wide-open Indianapolis 500 field

Everyone on Team Penske knows - this week, Indianapolis is the only thing that matters. On this week's episode, we discuss the long and short of wheelbases, Jenson Button's return to Formula 1, Carlos Sainz Jr's most-certain departure from Toro Rosso for 2018 (and how he should never take career advice from a certain Fernando ), Pastor Maldonado's misconception, Lewis Hamilton's love for Indian food and how we hope and pray for a combined racing weekend of MotoGP and Formula 1 action ...

Author: 0 SA make three changes and bowl; Woakes out with niggle

Plunkett can remain heartened, meanwhile, after helping England ease into a 1-0 lead with a 72-run win on his home ground at Headingley on Wednesday. Miller was unbeaten on 71 and Morris on 36 as South Africa failed to complete a winning advantage for a second straight ODI. South Africa , the world's top-ranked ODI side, needed 20 off the last two overs chasing a target of 331.

Author: 0 Ian Poulter returns to world's top 100 after second at Players Championship

I'm so honoured to become the youngest champion". At 21 years, 10 months and 16 days, Kim is the youngest victor of the tournament referred to as "the fifth major" on the PGA Tour . Holmes and Kyle Stanley . Kim sank a 24-foot birdie putt at the par-4 seventh to seize the lead and sank an 18-foot birdie putt at the par-5 ninth to reach 10-under for a two-stroke advantage.

Sport Marco Silva hired as Watford head coach
Author: 0 Marco Silva hired as Watford head coach

Silva joined Hull in January but the 39-year-old Portuguese couldn't keep the team in the Premier League . Commenting on Silva's appointment, Watford CEO Scott Duxbury said: "Marco was one of the most sought after head coaches in the Premier League".

Sport Arsenal Vs Chelsea FA Cup Final Divides Nollywood Stars
Author: 0 Arsenal Vs Chelsea FA Cup Final Divides Nollywood Stars

The Chelsea players were hanging their heads but they had an unbelievable season. But he has never before gone into a final knowing it is his last hope of salvaging anything from the season, after Arsenal missed out on the top four and fell by the wayside in the League Cup and Champions League.

Sport Arsenal deny Chelsea double as Ramsey seals FA Cup
Author: 0 Arsenal deny Chelsea double as Ramsey seals FA Cup

Victory was rich vindication for Wenger, whose Arsenal future is due to be decided by a board meeting in the coming days, and allowed him to salvage something from the most hard season of his 21-year tenure. Referee Anthony Taylor consulted his assistant referee before concluding, correctly, that Ramsey had not been interfering with play, but replays showed Sanchez had handled the ball when he charged down Kante's clearance.

Author: 0 Raikkonen takes Monaco pole for Ferrari

Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas lines up in third. "Obviously, it's great", said a mumbling and taciturn Raikkonen afterwards, showing little emotion. Dutch teenager Max Verstappen took fourth place ahead of his Red Bull team-mate Australian Daniel Ricciardo , Spaniard Carlos Sainz of Toro Rosso , Mexican Sergio Perez of Force India and Frenhcman Romain Grosjean of Haas.

Author: 0 Kyle Schwarber destroys baseball for 470-foot home run

Just using the whole field". Kris Bryant smashed two of the Cubs' four home runs in a 13-6 win over the Brewers on Sunday at Wrigley Field. But the rally stalled from there. Bochy reluctantly acknowledged that for now a decision on Cueto will be made start by start. Moore gave up four runs and seven hits in six-plus innings.

Sport Wenger invokes spirit of 2005 in FA Cup history bid
Author: 0 Wenger invokes spirit of 2005 in FA Cup history bid

Chelsea and Arsenal have been dominant throughout the tournament, picking up big semi-final wins over Tottenham and Manchester City respectively. The Gunners have been dealt a massive blow in defence as Laurent Koscielny will serve a three-match ban for being sent off against Everton after a risky foul on Enner Valencia.

Sport Arsenal, Chelsea clash in all-London FA Cup final
Author: 0 Arsenal, Chelsea clash in all-London FA Cup final

The lack of respect in some stages has been, for me, a disgrace. "And I will never forget that". "People are always talking, I don't care about that". He has previously admitted that Arsenal's season was affected by the uncertainty around his position, as well as the protests calling for him to leave.

Author: 0 Wenger seeks solace in quest for seventh FA Cup

He is also accused of not wanting to buy the talent necessary to compete, as well as tactical stubbornness. "It's a tough one to call but I can't get the idea of Chelsea's attacking threat against that makeshift backline of Arsenal out of my mind".

Author: 0 Arsenal beats Chelsea to win third FA Cup in 4 seasons

Chelsea struggled immensely to cope with Arsenal's intensity and impose themselves, with the Gunners arguably producing their best 45 minutes of 2016-17. "We have a board meeting on Tuesday and I think Wednesday, Thursday it will all be clear". "I just want to always make a decision, is it right or is it wrong, is it good or not?" The disappointment of the fans can still be ironed out by winning the FA Cup, but it's too early to say so.

Author: 0 Have Struggled to Keep Up My Motivation This Year, Says Murray

Petchey said: "I think it's a little bit of everything". "Even, before when I was No 1 and playing very successfully, winning trophies". It would be wonderful but here I think that Rafa is the big favourite. "Looks better. So I hope is gonna be okay". It's that kind of surprising setback - Nadal's only loss on clay this year - that has the 30-year-old Spaniard eager to calm the mood.

Sport FA Cup final: Chelsea seek double, Arsenal looking for redemption
Author: 0 FA Cup final: Chelsea seek double, Arsenal looking for redemption

In keeping with brushing off questions about his future, Wenger said his only focus was Saturday's final. Inter have made a number of attempts to coax Conte back to Italy this summer, hoping that massive wages combined with the opportunity to go back to his homeland would attract him to the project being built at the San Siro.

Author: 0 Andy Murray embraces the struggle ahead of French Open challenge

They're potentially two very hard draws and I think if Murray comes through, and I do expect him to come through them, then I think we'll have a better indication of where his form is at. I was very glad that he accepted to come in person to Paris and spend some time together. World number two Djokovic , who is about to begin the defence of his French Open title, said he originally only sought out Agassi's contact details so he could thank him for his support as his career ...

Sport Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Jr
Author: 0 Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Jr

Brook has not been in the ring since he was beaten by three-belt middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in September. Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) captured the title from Shawn Porter in 2014. The main event is expected to begin at close to 5:30 p.m. ET. Spence 27, has not faced top competition but he's still among boxing's best pound-for-pound fighters.

Author: 0 It's Cavs, Warriors again for the title

I felt like if we weren't, it would be a problem", Bradley said. "I don't even think my teammates would say that". James was asked whether he could envision a rematch with the Celtics in next year's East finals. "I just have to keep going and figure out what I've gotta do to come back at the highest level possible". "I leave with a little bit of a bad taste in my mouth not playing as well here, and man you want to play well here", said an emotional Celtics coach Brad Stevens , who ...

Sport Prince William leads FA Cup final tribute to Manchester dead
Author: 0 Prince William leads FA Cup final tribute to Manchester dead

You come to my home you will be surprised. It has been reported that he is unhappy with the amount of first-team minutes he has been given by Wenger this season and the player did little to correct such claims at a press conference at Arsenal's training ground yesterday.

Sport Conte eager to be long-term fixture at Chelsea
Author: 0 Conte eager to be long-term fixture at Chelsea

And unlike Arsenal , Antonio Conte is set to have a full complement of players to choose from as he looks to win a double in his first season in England. "There's only one way to do that, by winning tomorrow and celebrating, to drink a bit of champagne. We have a lot of guys who can do that". But even with the FA Cup final kicking off between Chelsea and Arsenal , Mourinho admitted he "couldn't care" as he aims to forget about football for a month.

Author: 0 Kompany and Aguero to stay at City

Guardiola was relieved to have finished third, which means City will go straight into the Champions League group stage, and he expects City to be more competitive next season. Despite spending £47.5m on John Stones, £37m on Leroy Sane, £27m on Gabriel Jesus , £20m on Ilkay Gundogan, £15.4m on Claudio Bravo and £13.8m on Nolito, City failed to challenge champions Chelsea in the league.

Author: 0 Quintana keeps lead but Dumoulin remains pick to win Giro

Nibali, who lost 2min 07sec to Dumoulin on the stage 10 race against the clock, agreed: "We have to give it everything tomorrow, we have to take as many seconds as possible before the time trial". He finished almost two minutes ahead of Rui Costa, with Stage 17 victor Pierre Rolland crossing third. After a terrible stage 19, Dumoulin should be feeling much better about his prospects having kept himself within touching distance on a stage considerably more suited to his GC foes.

Sport Wenger deserves to stay at Arsenal, says Conte
Author: 0 Wenger deserves to stay at Arsenal, says Conte

Paul Merson is back for the final time this season to give us his FA Cup final prediction. Wenger failed to secure Champions League qualification with Arsenal for the first time in 20 years, but he can still make history by becoming the first manager to win seven FA Cups.

Author: 0 Djokovic hoping Agassi can inspire him back to No. 1 spot

A career grand slam victor himself, Agassi's influence is already showing, with Djokovic reaching his first final last week since winning the season opener in Doha. "It's an incredible feeling to be back and to look at this trophy". Murray , 30, is in the same half of the draw as 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka , who he beat in last year's semi-finals.

Author: 0 Crystal Palace relegate Hull City

It was the flawless performance by the players today and it's terrific for everyone that's taken part since I've been here, particularly the fans". "We will talk in the next few days". "When you prepare for a final and you give one goal away in the first minutes, it's very hard". City headed to Selhurst Park knowing only victory would do to take the relegation scrap to the final day following Swansea City's triumph at Sunderland the previous day.

Author: 0 The difference between the Warriors and Cavaliers this season is striking

In his second season in New York, Babe Ruth led the Yankees to their first World Series berth in 1921 against the Giants. The Celtics never led and were behind 43-27 after one quarter, then trailed by as many as 39. The Cavs are plus-220, meaning a $100 bet on them would yield $220 if they win the title. Steve Kerr, who is still experiencing complications from back surgery two years ago, hasn't been on the Warriors' sideline for more than a month.

Sport Ospina gets the nod to start in FA Cup final
Author: 0 Ospina gets the nod to start in FA Cup final

Wenger became the competition's most successful manager with a seventh title in his 21-year reign, triumphs that have papered over some of the cracks as Arsenal has repeatedly come up short in the Premier League and Champions League .

Sport Arsene Wenger shrugs off 'favourites' tag for FA Cup final
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger shrugs off 'favourites' tag for FA Cup final

Well there is not much use when you make a decision but refuse to tell everyone what that decision is! Arsenal supporters, Richard Mofe Damijo and Anthony Onyegbulem better known as Okey Bakassi in the Nigerian entertainment industry, spoke with Completesportsnigeria.com on their thoughts on the game.

Author: 0 Undaunted and Unbeaten on Clay, Nadal Claims Madrid Title

With his fifth Madrid Masters title, Nadal received 1,000 points and rose to World No. 4 in the ATP rankings after starting the new season with a cloud of uncertainty hanging over his future. The Serbian player was in control during his service games and broke Lopez once in each set to secure the victory. "It's true that he made some mistakes, but he fought until the end".

Sport Michigan State players accused of assault violated policy
Author: 0 Michigan State players accused of assault violated policy

But the report was shared with attorney Karen Truszkowski, who represents the alleged victim. "They have not been expelled or dismissed from the school at this point because it has not gotten to that stage yet", Truszkowski said of the three players .

Author: 0 LeBron defers on Warriors thoughts: 'It's too stressful'

For James, the Finals are an annual rite. The Cavs strolled past the Boston Celtics . SportsCenter can't get enough of the memories and stories those two franchises produced during their rivalry. "We got beat bad, but it's all about how you rebound and we bounced back tonight". Avery Bradley added of the Cavs as a whole, "They're going to come out with a different mentality next game, and we understand that and it's our job to make sure that we're prepared from the start of the game".

Sport Armed police guarding FA Cup final after Manchester bomb
Author: 0 Armed police guarding FA Cup final after Manchester bomb

The source said Mr Corbyn is paying for his own ticket and will be attending with his son, Seb, who is also an Arsenal fan. There was an 18-point gap and four places between the sides after 38 top-flight games and Blues fans, especially after they avenged that early-season setback with a 3-1 win at the Bridge in early February, will fancy their chances of brushing the Gunners aside.

Author: 0 Luiz: My Chelsea gamble has paid off

The Brazilian global has been one of the club's star performers this season as they returned to the top of English football by claiming the Premier League title. " I cut my salary to come back here". But, I repeat, I'm happy for this season and am happy to stay here."Today it is very hard to answer the question".

Sport Man Utd need to win Europa League to avoid stars' snubs
Author: 0 Man Utd need to win Europa League to avoid stars' snubs

In addition, numerous 17,000 general sale tickets are believed to have been bought by United fans anticipating their side would make the final. Once again, he cited the complications of a lengthy injury list coinciding with a devilishly tough run of Premier League fixtures.

Author: 0 Chelsea defender David Luiz happy the risk of coming home paid off

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says his side must forget about their league exploits in the FA Cup final, as he feels Arsenal will be out to save their season with victory. And the former Serie A victor hailed the response of Abramovich, owner of a notoriously itchy trigger finger, during that mini-crisis of the autumn as the Blues now aim to complete a double against Arsenal in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Sport Man U rediscovers aura, winning mentality under Mourinho
Author: 0 Man U rediscovers aura, winning mentality under Mourinho

Lingard and the rest of the Manchester United squad were singing this chant: "U-N-I, T-E-D, United are the team for me, with a nick nack paddy wack give a dog a bone, why don't City f*** off home". "Maybe. But we just came to do our job". He has often being accused of embodying what United became in the wake of Sir Alex Ferguson's departure, with the club seen to have deserted their footballing roots.

Author: 0 Mohit has last laugh as Kings XI beat Mumbai by 7 runs

Defeat for Supergiant, whose time in the competition will come to an end after this season, would have made Sunday's meeting their final one in the IPL. The team management will now have to decide on whether to revert back to Nitish Rana, who was exceptional in the early stage of the tournament or stick to the experience Rayudu today.

Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas awaits decision on hip surgery

I don't know. That's insane. So whatever they have to do to continue to play at not just a normal level, at an MVP level, that's what I've been on them doctors about, and everybody on that training staff is. Golden State led the league with 67 wins this season and is a staggering 27-1 in its last 28 games - including a ideal 12-0 in the Western Conference playoffs, the first time a team has gone this deep into an National Basketball Association post-season without losing.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics - 5/23/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

He's been present at practice and recently traveled with the team at the end of the Warriors' sweep against the Spurs. And in Game 7, with LeBron James notching a triple double plus a massive block and the dagger three-point shot from Kyrie Irving , the Cavaliers won the game and the title, ending a sports championship drought the city of Cleveland had been living under since 1964.

Author: 0 Took risk of coming back to Chelsea, says Luiz

Wenger has faced criticism after a season in which the team finished outside the top four of the Premier League for the first time in 20 years. Antonio Conte says he wants to stay at Chelsea "for many years", and is ready to sign an extension to his contract, although the club are now expected to give the title-winning a manager a higher-paid new deal after Saturday's FA Cup final with Arsenal .

Author: 0 Kyrie Irving on LeBron Passing MJ: 'It's Nothing Short of Legendary'

James and Durant will square off in the 2017 NBA Finals. James, who also had eight rebounds, eight assists, three steals and a blocked shot, then talked about "the beast of an opponent" that is waiting. "I wear the number [23] because of Mike", James said of his historic accomplishment. "Collectively, we can take away what an elite ( team ) looks like".

Author: 0 Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

In 1996 the Veterans Committee elected Bunning to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and in 2001 the Phillies retired his #14 jersey. He pitched a ideal game against the New York Mets on Father's Day at Shea Stadium in New York City. He belonged to a rare group of major league pitchers to throw a flawless game in the modern era. He then served six terms as a Kentucky congressman from 1987-99 and two terms as a senator from the Bluegrass State from 1999-2011.

Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas indicates rest, not surgery is the No. 1 option

It's LeBron's 7th straight NBA Finals , a feat only accomplished by Bill Russell. James promptly knocked down two more three-pointers before the end of the third period. "This team is a insane team ". Or at least a player (or two) that decides winning a title is more important than money, offering a discount to a contender for a chance at winning an elusive National Basketball Association championship.

Author: 0 LSU beats Kentucky 10-0 at SEC Tournament

Missouri (36-22) was led by Kirby McGuire and Chris Cornelius, who each had two hits. Centerfielder Antoine Duplantis and first baseman Nick Coomes also contributed RBI singles in the third to highlight the Tigers' outburst. The last time that happened was in 2000 when LSU scored at least ten runs in five straight games against SEC opponents - one against Auburn, three against Arkansas and one against Florida.The last time LSU scored at least ten runs in four consecutive games ...

Author: 0 'King' James reigns as Cavs book rubber match with Warriors

This year, analysts have been hard-pressed to predict what a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals would like, considering the lack of parity in both conferences - the Cavs were an Avery Bradley 3-pointer away from sweeping the first three rounds of the playoffs like Golden State - and the Warriors' addition of Kevin Durant .

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