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LeBron James continues Playoff domination as Cavs win again

Alas that was not to be and the Raptors wound up on the wrong end of a 115-94 defeat and are now just a game away from a second four-game sweep in the past three years. Houston's James Harden showed why is the one of the two favourites to win the NBA MVP award, scoring half of Houston's total (46 points) in a losing effort.

LEADING OFF: Harvey back, Trout still out, Sabathia steps up

No doubt about it, the New York Mets lead the league in drama this season. And let it be known this is not the same San Francisco team that eliminated the Mets in that one-game wild card elimination last October at Citi Field. After missing a turn in the rotation, the right-hander is slated to make his next start at Milwaukee on Friday night when NY begins a six-game road trip.

Fabregas and Courtois revel in Chelsea's Premier League glory

WEST BROMWICH, England (AP ) - Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has had the golden touch in his first season in the English Premier League , all the way through to the title-clinching game. "Now it's important to be ready and to try to do this step, to win and then to celebrate together". Guy Mowbray: "With tickets for Chelsea supporters reportedly being sold for nearly £1,800, it's clear that Blues supporters believe that this is the day".

Atletico recognizes it needs to improve to succeed in Europe

Antoine Griezmann converted the ensuing penalty-though it was not hit all that well and Navas got a hand to it-and the sense of belief grew even more. Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has warned Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain not to let their friendship lull him into a false sense of security for next month's Champions League final, and insisted "sparks are going to fly" in Cardiff.

Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics - 5/12/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The Wizards would never get the lead under 10 points in the second half . The Celtics also shot 48.5 percent from 3-point range on 16-for-33 shooting. Meanwhile, Thomas, who scored eight straight points in the fourth quarter said: "I guess that's how I've got to play". Those critiques have faded into the oblivion of all rushed hot takes in recent weeks and Horford's Game 5 performance could have silenced them altogether.

Celtic pick Rangers apart at Ibrox in Old Firm thrashing

Kenny Miller, who has just signed a new contract with Rangers , was on the scoresheet with his usual goal against Celtic when he provided a late consolation. STUART ARMSTRONG: One of Celtic's best players this season, he kept the midfield ticking along. 7. "We lost 5-1 in the first Old Firm game of the season and that was very similar".

Gary Cahill: Chelsea winning the Premier League has shut these people up

Therefore, we could see Nemanja Matic make way with Kante lining-up alongside Fabregas in the middle of the park - although Chelsea would ideally want Matic in the side for his height against a big West Brom team. The 47-year-old won three successive Serie A titles with Juventus prior to taking up his Italy role and has now rejuvenated Chelsea , champions under Jose Mourinho in 2015-16 before imploding and finishing 10th last term.

Kenny Miller: Areas for improvement at Rangers are evident

The Scottish Premiership champions, who are now five matches away from ending the domestic season unbeaten, scored five past Rangers for the second time this season. Since beating Celtic 3-2 at Ibrox in March 2012, there have been eight meetings between the two great rivals. Goalkeeper has been one of the best performers for Rangers this season.

Celtics blow out Wizards 123-101

They forced turnovers on the first two possessions, but still couldn't find a rhythm on offense. It was his career high in the playoffs. The Washington Wizards fell to the Boston Celtics, 123-101, in game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at the TD Garden in Boston , Massachusetts.

Mets' Matt Harvey was out until 4 am partying before skipping game

It is not just his attitude that should worry Terry Collins. Harvey can appeal the suspension. Meanwhile, one has to wonder how this latest incident impacts Harvey's long-term future with the Mets organization. The Giants were the team that let him go when the Mets traded away Carlos Beltran in in July of 2011 and their first round pick had that lively arm including a nasty curveball.

Ex-Wolverine Frank Clark insults writer for domestic violence story, apologizes

The tweet was deleted, but not before Weiner took a screenshot of it and shared it to the public. Clark also tweeted a direct apology to the reporter in a tweet posted later Wednesday evening. The local media was upset the team would draft someone with such questionable character issues. "There is a legal process that will occur and we respect that process".

Leeds owner Radrizzani set to buy 100 per cent of the club

Radrizzani was quoted by Corriere della Serra as saying his buy-out of Massimo Cellino would be complete "within 10 days, a maximum of two weeks", leaving no doubt that Cellino's three-year reign as United owner is nearly at an end. Monk is out of contract at Elland Road this summer and signing the former Swansea boss up to a new deal is also on Radrizzani's to-do list. Cellino has held the reins at Elland Road since his original purchase of a 75 per cent stake from Gulf Finance House in ...

Tracking isolated severe weather threat

We're talking 9pm - midnight. Thunderstorms may develop during the early evening. Most of the severe weather remained south of I-74 where there were several reports of wind damage, especially in Mason County. It's worth mentioning that severe weather is NOT in play tomorrow. Next chance for rain returns for the start of next week. News 9's team of stormtrackers will be following the storms throughout the day.

Club unveil away kit for next season... and it's stunning!

For the new kit, that classic graphic pattern has been updated with white hues on a black backdrop. Leaked pictures of the look have been released by Todos Sobre Camisetas , an South American shirt website with an impeccable record of leaking new kits.

Thomas takes issue with Green's criticism of Olynyk

As for the man himself, Olynyk predictably says he is not a dirty player. Man, I don't respect guys like that. "Like I don't respect that man, he dirty". After winning the first two games of the series, the Celtics have dropped the past two in decisive fashion to the Wizards , with Game 5 set for Wednesday.

Cronk would be a rugby union success: Hunt

However, Hunt said rugby union was a "different game" and that Cronk would need to be patient, particularly if he was to remain a playmaker. The Waratahs have emerged as a surprised option, alongside six circling NRL clubs, with Cronk heading from Melbourne to Sydney next season to be closer to fiancée Tara Rushton.

The Big Bang Theory boss explains what's next for Sheldon and Amy

At the very least, Shamy's engagement makes it easier for TBBT fans to stick with the series until the very end, even though the finish line is no less than 48 episodes away . Instead, it's Dr. Ramona Nowitski ( Riki Lindhome ) - remember her from Season 2? But he also said, "I'm sure someday, somehow, some sort of adjustment to that will happen, but I don't know when - and I don't know what it will be".

Surgeon says Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play for 'many years'

Zlatan has scored 28 goals this season, which has probably earned the club far in excess of his £367,640 per week contract as well as the £2.8 million he has received in goal bonuses. "He's one of the top athletes I've ever touched, he is in super shape". He's so healthy, so strong. Ibrahimovic's agent, Mino Raiola, also stated that Ibrahimovic was so strong that Dr.

India's Modi emphasizes links with Sri Lanka to deepen ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a speech in the Sri Lankan capital Friday marking the International Day of Vesak, the remembrance of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. During the two-day trip, his second to Sri Lanka since becoming the Prime Minister, Modi will also visit Kandy in the Central Province, which is famous for production of Ceylon Tea.

Browns trade with Broncos to land Houston CB Howard Wilson

Was that too much to give up for a guy who has just 13 college starts under his belt? Philadelphia Eagles: The host-team cleaned up on the final day of picks, using five selections from the 4th to 6th rounds, to add an influx of youth to a retooling Eagles roster.

Bahubali actor Prabhas rejected brand endorsement worth Rs 18 crore

Most of the Bollywood actors and directors have been appreaciating the feat of Rajamouli and his Baahubali. Filmmaker S S Rajamouli is now enjoying the success of his film Baahubali: The Conclusion. As much as she had an important part in the first Baahubali , her role got restricted to just 4-5 scenes in the final one. In fact, families have been a repeat audience for this film! Now, this is something interesting, did you know that the most wanted and popular director SS.Rajamouli of the ...

Diego Simeone not giving up on Champions League semi-final

Ronaldo scored a hat-trick on Tuesday, and though there is debate as to whether the third goal was his 400th in a Real shirt, the Portuguese star says it is "special" to reach the milestone, which the club claim is official. "The goals make me happy and keep me motivated". He scored his 10th Champions League goal of the season with a low shot from inside the area after a pass by Lucas Vazquez.

Cavs keeping eye on Warriors on collision course to Finals

LeBron James has averaged 34.4 points, 9.0 rebounds, 7.1 assists and 2.13 steals in 42.4 minutes per game in these playoffs. Green will never just play basketball. "Against Detroit they were small with [ Marcus] Morris , and Kevin really took advantage of that". That's why the conclusion of this trilogy just might be the best part yet.

Advocaat named as new Dutch coach to revive World Cup campaign

Danny Blind was sacked after the Dutch lost to Bulgaria in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in March. Holland are now in fourth place in their qualifying group for Russian Federation 2018 and welcome Luxembourg to Rotterdam in June. It was " a short term " strategy, admitted KNVB federation's technical director Hans van Breukelen to reporters, adding it was " just to qualify for the World Cup ".

DB Conley, accused of rape, taken by Raiders

Others, though, were considering him in the first round as well. Smith struggled in his first season with the Raiders and could be expendable depending on how quickly Conley adjusts to the pro level. town bizzness breath on me", he tweeted. "But he's a really good athlete". The Chronicle has it that his two-year deal with the Raiders was agreed upon yesterday: He'll make $3 million in 2017 as his base salary and stands to make $3 million more if he rushes for 1,000 yards or more.

DeRozan, Raptors finish Bucks

Rebounding from 2-1 series deficit and an embarrassing 27-point loss in Game 3, the Raptors will face Cleveland a year after losing to the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals in six games. And if the ball starts to stick again in that Cleveland series, a mandatory film session featuring the long version of that 34-7 run the Bucks went on to make this a game might not be a bad idea.

Dana White: Georges St-Pierre-Michael Bisping bout called off

He's next in line. Romero is ranked No. 1 at 185 pounds, and now finds himself riding an eight-fight winning streak. Everything seems right all of a sudden. I understand their point about the people waiting and stuff. GSP has been accused of delaying the fight, which has never had a solid date, for months.

UFC: Dana White Sets Timeline for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

I started going right when our whole plan in the beginning, and everything we ever trained for was about going left". Conor McGregor looks set for a return to the octagon in 2017, if UFC chief Dana White's latest comments are anything to go by.

Conte: Chelsea are ready for Lukaku

Asked if playing a potential suitor might unsettle Lukaku, Everton manager Ronald Koeman said: "I don't know". " Chelsea are a hard team to beat but we are a match to anyone at home", he told Sky Sports . "Last week the whole team performance was the worst of the season". "And I think this level is very important, to try to have this next step, because this step brings you to the best players in the world".

Bonucci full of praise for Alves

Leonardo Bonucci hailed Dani Alves' ability to adapt to Juventus' style of play after eight years at Barcelona and labelled the Brazilian "an alien" following his fine performances in recent weeks. Have to compliment everyone. The German city was part of a much bigger conurbation, however, and the event has only multiplied in size in the 13 years since.

Ander Herrera: 'Europa League semi-final second leg was a insane game'

Mourinho said he expected a close second leg after United failed to finish the tie during an impressive display in Spain last week. "We were so close to the final, it's hard to take", Lacazette said. Celta continued to probe in the second half, with Guidetti thrashing inches wide from Sisto's lay-off and heading off-target from Mallo's cross. Mourinho's side were made to sweat as Thursday's 1-1 draw saw them through 2-1 on aggregate, giving the Portuguese the chance to add to this season's ...

Antonio Conte's Threat To Club Hierarchy: 'Pay Me What I'm Worth

Conte agreed a £6.5million-per-year deal when he signed a three-year contract with Chelsea last summer - and the Italian has proved value for money with Chelsea on the brink of clinching the Double. They have three games remaining including a trip to Manchester City on Tuesday as they chase the five points they need to reach their target of 50 and comfortable mid-table safety.

Kawhi Leonard officially out for Spurs in Game 6

But entering Thursday night's Game 6 in Houston there are questions about whether Kawhi Leonard will be at full strength after rolling his ankle in an overtime win on Tuesday night. Manu Ginoboli, the 39-year-old guard from Spurs , wowed the National Basketball Association players who watched the Spurs-Rockets fifth playoff game live at the AT&T Center last Tuesday.

Match Previews: Manchester United v Swansea City

If United don't manage to claim a Champions League spot one way or another over these last few weeks of the season it might well be claimed that misfortune has played a part in their failure to meet their target for Year One under Mourinho.

Federal Government to Invite Anthony Joshua to Nigeria

I am not hearing , 'Let's see Fury v (Deontay) Wilder or Wilder v (Joshua) Parker.' It's always, 'We want AJ versus Wilder, Fury and Parker'. "Styles do make fights but I am sure I can beat AJ with one arm tied behind my back". Before the fight with Klitschko it was reported by The Mirror that Joshua received a brand new personalized Land Rover thought to be worth £150,000 (nearly $200,000 US).