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Sport Messi magic inspires Barca to retain Copa del Rey
Author: 0 Messi magic inspires Barca to retain Copa del Rey

But a look at its numbers will leave Enrique's successor the puzzle of figuring out why. "I don't feel bad leaving: there is no sadness, just total joy", he said, seemingly liberated by his decision to walk away. Neymar , who forced in Barca's second when Messi played in Andre Gomes to cross low from the right, is the first man in recent years to score in three successive Copa finals.

Sport Golden State coach Kerr not ready to return to bench
Author: 0 Golden State coach Kerr not ready to return to bench

This sets the stage for the third part of the trilogy. "Us and Cleveland worked our butts off all year to put ourselves in a position to be playing for a championship", Curry said. On the topic of age, the fact that James entered the National Basketball Association right out of high school, and played at an all-star level nearly right away, is his biggest advantage over his historical competition.

Author: 0 Al Horford Says Cavaliers Are East's Team to Beat, Celtics Must Grow

James finished with 35 points, eight assists and eight boards. The Cavs scored 13 points off C's turnovers in the second half, compared with just four points for Boston . With 2:44 left, the remaining Boston fans began a "Let's Go Celtics " chant that kept going until the final horn, cheering every basket as if the game was close.

Author: 0 Took risk of coming back to Chelsea: David Luiz

Rumour had it that Luiz was not going to be in new PSG coach Unai Emery's plans for this season when Chelsea came calling, which was why he was keen to return, and why the £32m move was finalised so quickly on deadline day. The switch to a 3-4-3 formation, which Conte has highlighted as a pivotal point in Chelsea's season, came during the second half of September's 3-0 loss at Arsenal.

Author: 0 Cavs' Kevin Love: 'I Don't Feel Like We're Underdogs'

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP ) — Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone. This will be Kevin Durant's second appearance in the NBA Finals , and it's insane to think how much has happened since his first. James also passed Michael Jordan for the most points in National Basketball Association play-off games. The NBA Finals follow the league's regular season.

Author: 0 Angelique Kerber suffers historic French Open defeat

Kerber, who ended Serena Williams' stay atop the WTA rankings a year ago, was gone from Roland Garros by lunchtime on Day 1, putting up little resistance while being beaten 2-6, 2-6 by 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation.

Sport Watch Championship play-off final live online and on TV
Author: 0 Watch Championship play-off final live online and on TV

I imagine next season he'll be an even better manager than this season". "We give a lot of hope to smaller clubs", Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle said. Huddersfield Town beat Stam's side on penalties after a nervy goalless draw at Wembley on Monday, bringing a devastating end to a long season.

Author: 0 French Open, Day 1: Angelique Kerber out, Kvitova makes comeback

So I think this is the most, yeah, thing that it's a little bit different than to the other surface. The 36-year-old American will play Kurumi Nara of Japan in the next round. It is the fifth successive year that McHale has gone out in the first round at Roland Garros. Russia's Ekaterina Makarova won in two sets 6-2, 6-2, against top-seeded Angelique Kerber .

Author: 0 Mike Trout sprains thumb in Angels' loss to Marlins

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout will undergo an MRI on Monday on his injured left thumb. Trout stayed in the game, and played defense in the bottom of the fifth inning but was eventually replaced as the game wound up out of hand, with the Angels losing 9-2.

Author: 0 Finally, something to cheer for Arsenal

Wenger admitted prior to Saturday's 2-1 win at Wembley Stadium that he was upset by the "disgraceful" criticism he has faced during his most hard campaign to date, but Coquelin hopes to see his compatriot stick around for at least another season.

Sport Shy Sato braces for spotlight after Indy 500 win
Author: 0 Shy Sato braces for spotlight after Indy 500 win

It happened, just not by the one some expected. Dixon however, managed to survive the crash, but the incident caused the red flag to come out bringing in the first of many caution periods in the race. It is the 41st second-place finish of the Brazilian's 20-year Indy auto career, which ranks second all time. "I'm a little beaten up there, it was a bit of a rough ride", said Dixon , a four-time IndyCar series champion, who later returned to the track infirmary to be fitted with a boot on ...

Author: 0 Man City keeper Willy Caballero hoping for new deal

Manager Guardiola revealed the news in his post-match press conference after City's 5-0 thrashing of Watford on Sunday, while Aguero also told reporters he would stay at the Sky Blues as he got on the team bus. The 2-1 defeat at Chelsea when he returned to the starting line-up in April proved to be City's last in the Premier League and the Belgium global has also chipped in with three goals during an eight-match unbeaten run.

Author: 0 Rising Pune Supergiants Dark Horse to Win IPL 2017

He struggled at the start but quickly turned the things around in Pune's favour as he played an important knock 40 not-out off just 26 balls starting his rampage in the 19th over to help RPS post a fighting total of 162 runs on the board.

Author: 0 LeBron says has beaten stacked teams like Warriors before

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP ) — Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone. And now, as Durant leads the league's most potent team into the NBA Finals while Oden is long gone from the NBA spotlight, it's easy to forget that a lot of people agreed with Nelson.

Sport Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia departs with sprained left wrist
Author: 0 Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia departs with sprained left wrist

Abreu was done for a few minutes and Pedroia walked off the field, but was flexing his left wrist. It was a weird set of circumstances to lead to the injury. It's unknown at this time how severe this injury could be, as there are likely more tests to be run. But in doing so, the large White Sox first baseman tripped up Pedroia, who ended up falling over him after being called out.

Author: 0 LeBron James, Cavaliers dispatch Celtics to continue summer tradition

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP ) - Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone. For James, the Finals are an annual rite. Meanwhile, Thompson was the unsung hero of the last Finals, as his defense on Curry on the perimeter allowed Cleveland to remain big even when Golden State went to the Death Lineup.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton limits damage with 7th place at Monaco GP

The Frenchman was involved in a terrifying wreck on qualifying weekend that left him with a fractured pelvis, hip and ribs. Jake Gyllenhall was also hanging around to promote his upcoming movie about the Boston Marathon bombing, accompanied by Jeff Bauman, who authored the best-selling book that inspired the film.

Sport Celtic secures trophy treble, ends Scottish season unbeaten
Author: 0 Celtic secures trophy treble, ends Scottish season unbeaten

We're backing Celtic to win and both teams to score. "It would be something special and something I would cherish, but we have to win the game first". "You see how hard it is". "Thankfully I took over a group of players who were very keen, hungry, coachable and willing to learn". "I went from an unhappy time in my career to enjoying an unbelievable first season at Pittodrie".

Sport Moses is not a cheat - Conte
Author: 0 Moses is not a cheat - Conte

I try to serve this club with the same commitment and quality. Wenger revealed after the game that the Arsenal board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, with his future expected to be decided. The wing-back got his first booking after fouling Danny Welbeck shortly before the hour mark, and soon after received the second yellow card when referee Anthony Taylor adjudged him to have dived inside the area in the 68th minute.

Author: 0 Love explains why the Cavaliers aren't underdogs in the NBA Finals

They have four All-Star level players. The basketball world lost it's mind when James finally had a poor playoff game as he scored 11 points and the Cavs blew a 21-point lead. "The Larry Bird era, the Magic Johnson era in the West, you're just not getting there". After winning multiple championships, there was something missing for James.

Sport Man City sign Bernardo Silva from French champ Monaco
Author: 0 Man City sign Bernardo Silva from French champ Monaco

NAIJ.com reported that Pep Guardiola is planning a summer clear-out as some of his stars are set to leave including Nigerian youngster Kelechi Iheanacho. As is the case with any 22-year-old player, there are moments when Silva can frustrate, and there will be questions about whether he can produce the same magic in a higher standard of division.

Sport Takuma Sato wins 2017 Indianapolis 500
Author: 0 Takuma Sato wins 2017 Indianapolis 500

An Andretti driver has now won the 500 three times in the last four years, and five times overall dating to 2005 with the late Dan Wheldon . Alonso's in this to win it, so he'll be back. "That's how this place works, and we'll come back with another shot at it next year". Castroneves said their cars made light contact. "This is going to be mega big" in Japan , said Sato .

Author: 0 Judge hits 1st slam, Pineda and Yankees beat sloppy A's 9-5

Pineda allowed three runs (two earned) and three hits in six innings. Aaron Hicks and Chris Carter each had an early sacrifice fly as the AL East leaders scored five unearned runs and took two of three in a well-pitched series. Joyce said he couldn't stomach to watch the replay of his missed catch afterward. "I try to think about it", Judge said. "A little embarrassing, and obviously it's really frustrating - especially with what it led to".

Author: 0 Oliseh, Ikpeba Celebrate Arsenal's FA Cup Win, Urge Wenger Stay

Reports suggest the 67-year-old is leaning towards staying, but he refused to disclose any information about his future and said the situation would be resolved at a board meeting on Tuesday. Arsenal star Alex Iwobi rounded up his debut full season in the Gunners senior team with an FA Cup title. "And on Wednesday or Thursday it will be clearer".

Author: 0 LeBron Makes History As Cavaliers Return To Finals Again

He then sat out the fourth quarter of his 212th career postseason game . The previous two NBA Finals matchups also were tight, with Golden State coming from behind to win in six games in 2015 and Cleveland coming back from 3-1 down to win it in seven a year ago.

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Author: 0 NHL: "Ottawa" unexpectedly opened the scoring in the series with "Pittsburgh"

A marked departure from Game 1, as Pittsburgh struggled to generate any sort of extended pressure in a 2-1 overtime loss. "We just did the ordinary things well, and we stuck to it". He's winning us games. The road win gives the underdog Senators a 1-0 lead in the series, which looks like it should be a good one. The defensive-minded Senators outshot the Penguins 35-28.

Sport F1 driver Sato makes history at Indianapolis 500
Author: 0 F1 driver Sato makes history at Indianapolis 500

To drive around Monaco for a seventh place , a sixth place, even a fifth place-to be here, it's not possible to compare. Just nine laps later, IndyCar rookie Fernando Alonso slipped into first place for a number of laps. "I'm really trying. I'm not giving up this dream and I know it's going to happen". "They worked really hard to get us here". I feel really bad for them.

Author: 0 England win ODI series vs South Africa with 2-run win

The star all-rounder had scans on his left knee after briefly leaving the field during England's 72-run win over the Proteas at Headingley on Wednesday, a result that put England 1-0 up in the three-match series. Eoin Morgan , the England captain was caught behind off Parnell at the end of the fourth over. "We only really find out how it is when I start bowling".

Author: 0 FArsenal Cup ... Gunners claim record 13th title after beating Chelsea

In the days leading up to the FA Cup final, Antonio Conte talked about extending his contract in order to "build something important" at Chelsea . Ramsey told the BBC he had no doubts about what his boss should do. "He deserves this. Hopefully he'll be here next season because we owe him a lot".

Author: 0 Hales plays key role in England win

The only negative for England came with an injury to Stokes, who left the field for treatment on a sore knee during South Africa's innings. Even though Phelukwayo put the brakes on during the middle period by removing Hales and Root (37 off 51 balls) in quick succession and Rabada ensuring IPL star Ben Stokes (25 off 30 balls) did not have an overly successful return to worldwide cricket, England maintained their momentum through Moeen Ali and Morgan.

Author: 0 Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Jose Mourinho makes revelation about Manchester United star

Ask Ed Woodward. He knows since March who I want, what I want and how much I want", Mourinho told Sky Sports in Monaco, where he will be watching Sunday's Formula One race. In each of those games, the team lined up defensively, seemingly happy to leave with a 0-0 draw or to nick a goal on the break. What does he do with Wayne Rooney , United's captain and record scorer whose best days are behind him? However, despite accepting a lesser role at United this season, he claims he still has ...

Author: 0 Cavaliers set franchise playoff record for points in a half

The 43 points Cleveland scored in the first quarter set a team postseason record for a quarter. James had been saying that he felt like the Cavs needed to go through some adversity after a blistering 10-0 start to the postseason. Durant's only other time in the Finals was 2012 when he was with Oklahoma City, but the Thunder lost to the Miami Heat in a series that made James a champion for the first time .

Sport LeBron leads Cavs to Finals
Author: 0 LeBron leads Cavs to Finals

Cleveland will play for the championship against the Golden State Warriors , the third successive season the two teams have met in the finals . The Cavs were without Kevin Love (shoulder surgery) when the 2015 Finals opened. "It feels good to, as a team, collectively play some really inspired and really good basketball", Love said. Love added 10 points and Irving chipped in nine.

Author: 0 French Open Kerber in historic loss, tearful Kvitova returns

Meanwhile, American Venus Williams beat China's Wang Qiang 6-4 7-6 (7-3) on the 20th anniversary of her debut at Roland Garros. "On clay I'm really not feeling so good, especially on my movement, because, I don't know, I can not slide so good".

Author: 0 Vettel's Monaco win 'will be part of our history — Ferrari chairman

WHAT does each Formula One driver's new helmet look like for the upcoming 2017 season? Angry, moving 25 points clear of Lewis Hamilton and in serious contention for a fifth title. Vettel came into the pits five laps later and comfortably emerged ahead of Raikkonen , which did not sit well with the 2007 world champion. Had Sebastian Vettel set off from pole and not Kimi Raikkonen you could put your palazzo on that "misfortune" not happening.

Author: 0 Boston Celtics Game 4 Recap: Mr. Buckets

It's an indication that despite still being in a dire 3-1 hole, the resolve inside Boston's locker room remains strong. "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 earned his first two playoff series wins this year.

Sport Cristiano better than Messi this season, says Ronaldo
Author: 0 Cristiano better than Messi this season, says Ronaldo

I've done a lot in the last period but I din't reach my top performance. If I was 100 grams overweight, he would take me out of the team. However, during an interview with Portuguese magazine Flash , Maria said: "It's just nonsense, it's just a hand on the belly, and as far as I know, Cristiano will not be a father again".

Author: 0 Cavs back in NBA Finals

James scored 35 points and added eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals, and Kyrie Irving posted 24 points. We should have just played the NBA Finals in October as these two teams seemed on a collision course all season long and now we will finally witness the series.

Author: 0 Compare: James and Jordan both have memorable playoff dunk fails

James and his Cleveland Cavaliers team blew a 21-point, fourth-quarter lead over the Boston Celtics , who were without 5-foot-9 guard, Isaiah Thomas , their star player, or any of the past Celtics greats to assist. "You guys are going to have the conversations about who is greatest of all time and things of that nature", James said. "That [Jordan] closed out series faster than me", James said with a smile when asked what the mark meant to him.

Sport Barcelona appoint Ernesto Valverde as new head coach
Author: 0 Barcelona appoint Ernesto Valverde as new head coach

Barcelona will have to make some smart buys this summer, but Valverde will also have to change the system to either hide some of the team's weaknesses or leverage the talents of any additions. Incoming Barca boss Ernesto Valverde worked with Herrera at Athletic Bilbao and is keen to add some steel to his new side's midfield. He has had two spells as coach at both Athletic Club Bilbao and Greek team Olympiacos as well as having coached at Espanyol, Villarreal and Valencia.

Author: 0 Durant, favored Warriors shrug off parity talk

As the Brooklyn Nets give the Boston Celtics lottery pick after lottery pick for the trade that brought Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to a team that already had Deron Williams and Joe Johnson, they have no choice but to remember that bundling up talent on paper doesn't always work.

Author: 0 Andretti cursed as driver but golden as owner

The margin of victory was just over 0.2 seconds and served as redemption for Sato, who crashed while trying to beat Dario Franchitti (fran-KEE'-tee) on the final lap of the 2012 race. Castroneves - going for a record-tying fourth Indy win - brought the crowd to its feet when he pushed his Chevrolet past Max Chilton with six laps to go.

Author: 0 India beats Kiwis by 45 runs

Ronchi will stay on in England after the Champions Trophy to play in the Natwest T20 Blast for Leicestershire having replaced suspended Pakistan batsman Sharjeel Khan as their overseas professional. He has not played 50-over cricket for India since the World Cup semi-final in Sydney, back in 2015. The warm-up match will provide both teams much-needed time to prepare themselves before the main tournament.

Sport Gunther Steiner: 'Fernando Alonso at Indy doesn't hurt Formula 1'
Author: 0 Gunther Steiner: 'Fernando Alonso at Indy doesn't hurt Formula 1'

So it's a fast vehicle, it's a good machine, I've worked with some of his mechanics in the past. "While they were ordering with their windows down two guys approached at gun point, they held a gun at Dixon's head and asked him for his wallet and his phone", Kanaan told The Indianapolis Star.

Author: 0 Ducks hopeful goalie John Gibson plays Game 6 tonight

Johansen has helped spark the playoff run of the Predators, who are one victory shy of Nashville's first trip to the Stanley Cup finals. They lost the first two games of the Western Conference Second Round against the Edmonton Oilers and won in seven games, and have tied the conference final twice before when trailing.

Author: 0 Dillon posts victory in Coca-Cola 600

Fellow Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Kevin Harvick and Austin Dillon were second and third, respectively. It was about being the No. He assumed the lead when Jimmie Johnson ran out of gas with two laps remaining. If I had known that a little bit earlier, I could have made up that extra lap.

Author: 0 Langer wins record 9th senior major — Sunday's roundup

For the eighth time in 78 editions of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship , a pair of World Golf Hall-of-Famers finished the Championship in first and solo second, as Bernhard Langer edged Vijay Singh by a single shot. According to Golf Digest, getting credit for nine senior majors would not only keep the South African tied for the most, but his claim to achieving the career senior Grand Slam is based on having won the Senior Open Championship .

Author: 0 Nashville used to opening the show on the road

I've had some trouble picking this year's bracket. "I was there at his Cup party". With an opportunity to add to their respective legacies, Malkin and Crosby now face Nashville's four horsemen. The Game One is our strength. And then there's the ridiculous play of Pekka Rinne . "We know that Nashville has a much different identity than Ottawa", Sullivan said.

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