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Rory McIlroy fine PGA Championship start almost ruined by photographer


Rory McIlroy left his victory charge too late at Wentworth as Francesco Molinari delivered a clinic in front-running to win the BMW PGA Championship by two shots with a 4-under 68 on Sunday. "I just need to do a little bit more work and I'm looking forward to getting right back at it at Memorial next week". "It's a bit of a new course, especially for me and some of the other guys over the last couple years". Read More »

Police investigating death threats issued to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius


Maybe when I was 11 or 12 and we lost the cup final or something". "Someone needed to say to him: "Whatever has happened has happened, come on, you're one of us". It is hard to see how the goalkeeper recovers his credibility with supporters, team-mates and management after a calamitous night in Kiev . Officers are aware of a number of comments and threats made via social media. Read More »

Rockets' injured Chris Paul an unknown for Game 7

It's what we do. As a team , the Rockets shot just 40 percent from the field and 15 of 39 from the three-point line but there's no denying how much Chris Paul was missed from the lineup as the bench looked real thin with Gordon starting. Read More »

Peter King Makes Nazi Reference While Blasting Jets Owner for Anthem Stand

Would he pay fines of players giving Nazi salutes or spew [cq] racism? "If the guys want to stand they can stand, if the guys that want to stay in the locker room, I think they'll stay in the locker room". Under league rules, if a player disrespects the anthem, it's the players team that gets fined, not the player. "I do not like imposing any club-specific rules", Johnson said, via Newsday . Read More »

Celtics brace for 'dogfight' vs Cavs in Game 7 at home

The Rockets lead the Western Conference finals 3-2. James now averages 34.1 points per game in elimination games, which is more than anyone in National Basketball Association history who has played five such games. "He's unbelievable", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. As soon as I get home, I'll start my treatment. It's ridiculous, and he does it at this level and with the pressure, with the scrutiny - doesn't matter. Read More »

UFC Fight Night 130: Thompson vs


Darren Till battled his way to a unanimous decision victory over Stephen Thompson in Liverpool on Sunday night. Four additional preliminary-card bouts follow on Fox Sports 1 at 11 a.m. This is a first, where a fighter in the UFC may have to cut weight on the day of the fight! The fight between Till and Thompson amounted to an extremely technical affair from start-to-finish and while the result has split people down the middle, the entrance from the country's newest budding star was one ... Read More »

LeBron James leads Cavaliers into National Basketball Association finals


Looking like it might have to be a 48-minute game for LeBron, who has 12 points and 5 rebounds. The Celtics meanwhile, are looking to make their first finals appearance since 2010. Their third duel in a row made National Basketball Association history a year ago, and still managed to average more than 20 million viewers a game. As previously mentioned, he played in every game this year and the Cavs actually won one fewer game than they did a year ago. Read More »

How to Watch Cavs Celtics Game 7 Live Stream Online

Jaylen Brown was 5-for-18. The Cavaliers announced Kevin Love is out because of concussion symptoms, so no one else on the roster will likely take too many shots Sunday. It's been anything you could have asked for. "Either you're being very kind because it's National Wine Day, or I love Brazil, or I don't know what it is right now, but..." You'll need to sign in to a cable provider in order to watch these streams, but if you don't have that, you can sign up for one of the above options ... Read More »

Fulham back in Premier League with playoff win over Aston Villa


The Left-Back - on loan at Craven Cottage from Southampton since January - played his part in the game over the 90 minutes and the Cottagers would run out deserving winners overall. Jack Grealish suddenly got involved in the game and he forced a save from goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli after a superb slaloming dribble through the Fulham defence. Read More »

LeBron James Befriends Journalist That Implied "He's Been Clutch His Whole Career"


Or will James and the Cavaliers knock off the Celtics and claim their fourth consecutive NBA Finals berth? Sunday night's performance should help push LeBron over Jordan, if he wasn't there already. Tatum had 24 points and 7 rebounds in Boston's 96-83 victory in Game 5, when he went 7-for-8 from the line. LeBron James added another entry to his collection of momentum-grabbing chase-down blocks. Read More »

LeBron carries Cavs back to Finals


Russell, as well as Celtic greats Sam Jones and Tom Heinsohn (each with nine) are the only players to make more consecutive Finals appearances than James. "I can't say enough good things about him". He's been a key part of the team's success ever since. I like our chances. Al Horford added 17 points and Marcus Morris had a double-double with 14 points and 12 boards. Read More »

Cavs hold off Celtics in Game 7


At just 13.9 points per game, the Cavs have struggled because of Love's lacking play. Claiming to be in the greatest shape both mentally and physically, James should be ready to roll on Sunday, and if it comes down to it, you might see him on the floor for all 48 minutes. Read More »

FSU beats Louisville 11-8 in 10 inn for ACC title


Hoover allowed eight runs on nine hits and walked seven batters. For the FSU baseball team in recent seasons, the Seminoles have been going with the same storyline: have a regular season of ups and downs that include losses and slumps against teams they shouldn't have lost to - only to come out like a wrecking ball toward the end and look like an incredible force in the ACC Tournament. Read More »

Brad Stevens: Al Horford 'Outstanding' Despite Poor Stats in Game 6


Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 24 points and Al Horford chipped in 17. Love has a history of concussions, last entering the league's National Basketball Association concussion protocol in March. Overall, James is 8-2 this postseason when he's logged 40+ minutes. He has grown accustomed to shouldering burdens over the course of his playoff career. Read More »

Mohamed Salah confident of being fit for World Cup


The final was finely balanced at 0-0 when Salah was forced off after half an hour following a challenge from Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos . One wrote: "Not a single Liverpool team-mate is consoling Karius, only the Real Madrid players". Read More »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. reacts to Indy 500: 'Thank you Danica'


The single-car crash meant that Patrick would finish 30th out of 33 cars-her worst-ever Indianapolis 500 finish. "I want to cry". "Thoughts went through my mind during the month". 10 vehicle for Stewart-Haas Racing. "First thing I said was that I'm not really sure what happened", said Patrick. "I was definitely nervous", she said. Read More »

LeBron James sets record for career playoff field goals


With a 22-foot jump shot off a feed from JR Smith with 3:11 remaining in the second quarter, James registered his 2,357th made field goal in the playoffs to surpass Abdul-Jabbar's record that has stood since he retired in 1989. "I don't remember Kyle falling too much like that". We then look at his five buzzer-beating playoff game-winners and playoff career-highs. On April 29, in a seventh and deciding game that saw the Cavaliers eliminate the Indiana Pacers, James broke Scottie ... Read More »

French Open 2018 - Rafael Nadal vs Alexandr Dolgopolov Preview


Oh, and let's not forget about a certain 23-time Grand Slam victor. Fresh from Masters 1000 victories in Rome and Monte Carlo and a win in Barcelona, he is the unquestioned favourite to claim the title on June 10th. But for all of Nadal's dominance this season, he is not without rivals gunning for his crown. Read More »

EPL: Chelsea reportedly reach agreement with Sarri


After a somewhat disappointing season, Premier League giants Chelsea are ready to replace their current coach Antonio Conte and bring in Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri to challenge for the League title next season. These players include Elseid Hysaj, Raul Albiol and midfielder Piotr Zielinski. That's the verdict of Italian agent and scout Enrico Fedele, who claims Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich does not want to splash the cash like he used to. Read More »

LiAngelo Ball Interviews With Thunder, Suns Prior To NBA Draft


Is LiAngelo's next step with the Warriors? The Warriors don't have a second-round pick and it's unlikely Ball winds up being selected at all in the National Basketball Association draft on June 21. He and his younger brother, LaMelo Ball, then went overseas to play professionally with Lithuanian team Vytautas Prienu. He came in at 6-foot-5.25 with a 6-foot-9 wingspan. Read More »

Thompson hot hand carries Warriors into Game 7 with Rockets


The Warriors did not win this game because they wanted it more than the Rockets and I think this incredible series has made clear that there is no gap in desire between these two teams . Curry was the engine, particularly in the second half. Game seven is on Tuesday (NZT) in Houston . Instead, they scored just 45 points in the first half, couldn't get into any sort of rhythm offensively, and failed to make a field goal in the final minute of regulation. Read More »

Ronaldo regrets timing of leaving comments but is still unhappy at Madrid


But tears aren't flowing just in North-West England over Real Madrid's 3-1 victory. Cristiano Ronaldo won his fifth Champions League title on Saturday. Ramos, the Real captain, has a reputation for playing at the limit of the rules and his name was trending globally on Twitter on Sunday morning and number one in Egypt. Read More »

Salah and Carvajal join the club of cursed Champions League finalists


The fact they were beaten by Real, and the way it happened, made for a disappointing end to this campaign, but Liverpool still had a fabulous run to reach the final and won a lot of friends for the football they played along the way. "It might be complicated". Take a look through the gallery above to see all the best snaps! Real's biggest star hinted he was unsure he'd stay with the club. Read More »

Froome takes pink jersey in Giro


It was Dumoulin that started the cat and mouse, around 9km from the finish, forcing Froome, uncharacteristically without a teammate, to match his every pedal stroke. Stage 19 from Venaria Reale to the top of Jafferau in Bardonecchia (184 km) has shaken the whole general classification of the Italian Grand tour, Kazinform has learnt from the club's official press service. Read More »

Points table after Monaco Grand Prix


And Horner has said that Verstappen's crash hurts even more as he should have been joining Daniel Ricciardo on the front row for Sunday's race. The second Red Bull of Max Verstappen used a similar strategy to go from last on the grid to ninth at the finish, but he will still be ruing his accident in final practice, which damaged his auto beyond fix ahead of qualifying and forced him to start from the back of the grid. Read More »

Golden State Warriors rout Houston Rockets to force series decider


They'll have that opportunity, but Rockets co-star Chris Paul's status is in serious doubt because of a right hamstring strain that sidelined him Saturday night. "I'm a little nervous, you know, 'cause the Warriors are a great team ". Paul made a significant impact in Game 5, scoring 20 points while adding seven rebounds and six assists in 38 minutes to help Houston secure the win. Read More »

Real fans rejoice at Bernabeu after European success

Gifting Karim Benzema an opening goal in the 51st minute let Madrid take control after Liverpool were better for much of the first half. Dejan Lovren and Virgil van Dijk eased the burden on Loris Karius by insisting the under-fire goalkeeper is not exclusively at fault for Liverpool's Champions League final loss. Read More »

Ivan Gazidis outlines why Unai Emery was hired as manager


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has said Arsenal "stagnated" under former manager Arsene Wenger , but he feels there is renewed optimism at the club because of Unai Emery's appointment. "There are a lot of platitudes in the game of football, a lot, and people can speak at a surface level very easily to sound confident and impressive". Read More »

Liverpool to refund cup final tickets for fans with cancelled flights


Two flights to Kiev were scrapped by the tour operator Worldchoice Sports on Thursday after Boryspil airport could not allocate landing slots for planes due to leave the United Kingdom on Friday and Saturday. "They also say @mayor-anderson is lying about the additional slots available and is spinning the Pr line. 0% chance of going". After a day of programming including a recap of the journey to the final, a look back at Liverpool's previous European victories, and a special edition of ... Read More »

Rockets fans believe Game 6 could be a win-win


Eric Gordon , who replaced Paul in the Rockets' starting lineup, hit more 3s by himself in the first half (4-of-4) than the sweetest-shooting backcourt in National Basketball Association history, as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined to go 3-of-13 from behind the arc. Read More »

Warriors rout Rockets to force Game 7


Iguodala was ruled out for Game 4 just two hours before tip off. The Houston Rockets beat defending champions the Golden State Warriors 98-94 in game five of the Western Conference series to be a win away from the National Basketball Association finals. Read More »

Twitter reacts to LeBron James' making clutch shots in Game 6


But largely thanks to James' 46-point, 11-rebound, nine-assist game, Cleveland stretched the Eastern Conference Series to a deciding Game 7 in Boston on Monday (1.30am United Kingdom time ). As a team, the Celtics shot a healthy 51 percent from the field and 12 of 28 from the three-point line but they were always fighting an uphill battle after getting outscored by the Cavaliers in the second quarter by 34-18. Read More »

Sri Lanka Cricket back match-fixing investigation ahead of Al Jazeera documentary


This is understood to have been alleged to have taken place before two previous Test matches in Galle, too: Sri Lanka versus India in July a year ago, where the tourists amassed 600 in their first innings on a pitch made to be a batting paradise, and against Australia in August 2016, when the visitors lost in two and a half days on a deliberately turning track. Read More »

Steve Smith's surprise cricket return revealed


Like Smith, David Warner was also suspended for 12 months for his role in the ball tampering scandal while Cameron Bancroft was slapped with a nine-month ban. The affair also led to the departure of head coach Darren Lehmann and an intense period of soul-searching among the Australian cricket community. "We look forward to working even closer going forward, so congratulations to Cricket Canada and Mercuri Group ", he said. Read More »

'Patriotism and nationalism are different': National Football League players react to new anthem policy


The NFL continues to conflate players' kneeling protest with a lack of patriotism or respect for America. " You talk about bullying, that's bullying", Burns said after voluntary team spring practices. Each club may develop its own work rules, consistent with the above principles, regarding its personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem . Read More »

'I really feel for him' - Klopp agony as Karius howlers condemn Liverpool


Real's biggest star hinted he was unsure he'd stay with the club. The superstar forward left the headlines to Gareth Bale in Kiev as his team-mate struck twice from the bench to lead Los Blancos to a 3-1 victory over Liverpool . However, the signs were there in recent weeks that Bale was rediscovering the form that enticed Real to pay Tottenham Hotspur a then-world record 91 million euros in 2013. Read More »

Daniel Ricciardo grabs pole in F1 Monaco qualifying


It [Vettel and Ricciardo together] worked at Red Bull , didn't it, for one year. "But I have to say, both vehicle crews -Daniel's crew as well steaming in, doing everything that they could to make it happen but today unfortunately it wasn't to be". Read More »

Klay Thompson score 35, Warriors force Game 7 in West finals


Paul began this postseason as the league's career leader in playoff games without making a trip to the conference finals; in the words of Warriors Coach Steve Kerr, he "pretty much willed" Houston to victory in Games 4 and 5. "We worked too hard this season to go home. And this is what we play for". Golden State scored 23 points off Houston turnovers, and its offense certainly didn't need the extra help. Read More »

Real Madrid fans take to the streets to celebrate


Contrary to how Ronaldo has ruled the roost in Madrid's previous Champions League wins, this time Gareth Bale stole the thunder. "I am going to enjoy this moment and in the next few days I will give an answer to the fans, who have always been at my side", Ronaldo told BeIN Sports Spain. Read More »

Three takeaways from the Warriors' huge Game 6 win over the Rockets

Golden State was plagued by turnover problems once again in Game 5, with 18 turnovers leading to 18 Rockets points. Game 6 is Saturday night in Oakland; a Game 7, if necessary, would be Monday night back in Houston. Thompson went a combined 20 of 32 from 3-point range in those two impressive Game 6 shows, Saturday and in 2016. Coach Steve Kerr said Iguodala continues to have pain when running, so he's still listed as day to day. Read More »

Paul Out, Iguodala Questionable for Game 6


Curry (the Warriors $201 million point guard) passed up the big shot, opting to trust Green to catch a pass and either stick a game victor or hit Klay Thompson in the corner. Asked about Paul's status after the Game Six loss, D'Antoni said: "Not thinking about it". With Paul sidelined, the Warriors have to feel good about their chances to send this to a Game 7, despite their offensive struggles the last two games. Read More »

Champions League final: What Ramos, Klopp said about Salah


I still hope it's not like this, I have no idea [what] it is exactly, but all the medical department, what they said so far, it doesn't look really good. Egyptian star footballer Mohamed Salah who represents Liverpool is a devout Muslim and is reported to have observed Ramadan until this weekend . Klopp added the injury to Salah had sent his team into shock after they had made a strong start against Zinedine Zidane's side and added that it had handed the momentum to Madrid. Read More »