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NBA Finals 2018: Odds, predictions for latest edition of Cavs vs. Warriors NBA Finals 2018: Odds, predictions for latest edition of Cavs vs. Warriors
- June 01, 2018

They get 3s and easy baskets. "It took to the second question of my first media availability, so I'm pretty sure that narrative's going to take life, as it has since 2015", Curry said. James hit all three free throws to put the Cavs up 56-53, but Stephen Curry hit a very long 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie the score. Las Vegas oddsmakers established the Warriors as huge favorites to survive the best-of-seven NBA Finals, which begin Thursday (Friday Manila time) at Golden States Oracle ... (more...)
Warriors sink ice-cold Rockets, return to NBA Finals again Warriors sink ice-cold Rockets, return to NBA Finals again
- June 01, 2018

And perhaps there - with a championship literally on the line - they won't mess around the way they did in the first 99 games of the season. In case you needed a reminder: No lead is safe against the Golden State Warriors . And with our team, there's just so much firepower that at some point, we're going to get going". He's done it once already this spring, playing through cramps and scoring 45 points in a Game 7 win over Indiana. (more...)
Lingard to start for England against Nigeria Lingard to start for England against Nigeria
- June 01, 2018

While some observers believe the 25-year-old is competing for the same spot in the England side as Tottenham's Alli, Southgate says that isn't the case. "We know what we want to see in that area and we're clear on what we think". Super Eagles friendly against Three Lions of England tomorrow at Wembley might as well be a peep into what the a typical outing for both teams would be in Russian Federation. (more...)
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka relieved to escape serious injury Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka relieved to escape serious injury
- June 01, 2018

Switzerland team doctor Pierre Etienne Fournier added: "We could establish that the ligaments were intact, but we wanted to play it safe". Xhaka later said that he was "very relieved" that the injury wasn't as bad as first feared. Thankfully, he will also get a chance to play in the upcoming World Cup too. While the midfielder is expected to be available for Switzerland's World Cup opener against Brazil on June 17, the SVF confirmed Xhaka will not be available for Sunday's friendly ... (more...)
Nadal Nearly Loses a Set; Sharapova Nearly Loses Her Match Nadal Nearly Loses a Set; Sharapova Nearly Loses Her Match
- June 01, 2018

Waiting for Nadal in the third round is crowd favourite Richard Gasquet , who defeated Malek Jaziri 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0. The 27th-seeded Gasquet was joined in the third round by fellow Frenchman Lucas Pouille , who advanced past Cameron Norrie 6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (3) over two days after their match was stopped by darkness Wednesday. (more...)
Stanford's Reid Travis pulls out of draft and will transfer
- June 01, 2018

Travis has dealt with numerous injuries throughout his college career, including a sophomore campaign in which he missed the final 22 games due to a leg injury. 1 in the nation if they all return and Travis joins the group. No matter where he goes, his status as a graduate transfer will allow him to play immediately, putting a lot of attention on where he decides to play. (more...)
Tristan Thompson, Kevin Love Could Receive Suspensions For Game 2 Tristan Thompson, Kevin Love Could Receive Suspensions For Game 2
- June 01, 2018

Thompson managed to return from the locker late in the first quarter and returned to the game to start the second quarter. The Warriors looked to push the ball down the court in transition, outletting the ball to Thompson as he raced past half-court. (more...)
Philadelphia 76ers executive could lose job over 'burnergate' scandal, report says
- June 01, 2018

A report came out earlier in the week alleging that Colangelo appeared to use five fake Twitter accounts to criticize players like Joel Embiid , disclose sensitive information and share team strategy. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe, Colangelo's role as Sixers president of basketball operations is in jeopardy due to his alleged involvement in a handful of burner Twitter accounts. (more...)
Paul Heckingbottom: Leeds United sack head coach after less than four months
- June 01, 2018

The 40-year-old's position had been in doubt for the past two months amid persistent claims that Radrizzani was losing faith in a manager he appointed in February. "We are confident of making a quick appointment". Tonight (Thursday) the Spanish publication El Correo reports that Leeds are now keen to "open negotiations" with the veteran Bielsa, 62, who has previously managed the likes of Argentina, Chile , Athletic Bilbao, Marseille and Lille , with whom he left back in December. (more...)
Nike Loses Top Spot to Adidas in World Cup Jersey Race Nike Loses Top Spot to Adidas in World Cup Jersey Race
- June 01, 2018

Donned by John Obi Mikel, Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi, the shirt broke the record for Nike pre-orders, with 3 million orders before release. People were pictured camping outside the NikeTown store on Oxford Street in the United Kingdom, and the kit is not yet available for sale in Nigeria. (more...)
I Want to Give LeBron James a Hug I Want to Give LeBron James a Hug
- June 01, 2018

Cavaliers guard George Hill was at the free throw line after he was fouled by Klay Thompson and had the chance to give his team the lead as they were trailing 107-106 with just 4.7 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Luckily at the end of regulation they didn't get a shot out. The Cavaliers went on to lose in overtime, 124-114 . "We were over on the sideline, drawing up a play, you know, to try to execute, try to go up a couple possessions". (more...)
Vijay Mallya resigns as Force India director Vijay Mallya resigns as Force India director
- June 01, 2018

In an interview with Autosport , Mallya said he would he would be replaced on the board by his 31-year-old son Siddarth. Mallya has cited his need to focus on his legal issues as the reason for the move. An extradition case has been filed against him in a London court. Vijay Mallya was a part of a consortium that purchased the Spykar team in 2007 for a reported 90 million Euros and subsequently renamed it to Force India. (more...)
Fernandinho and Walker defend Sterling over gun tattoo Fernandinho and Walker defend Sterling over gun tattoo
- June 01, 2018

We would have run the same story had the tattoo been on Jordan Henderson's arm or Harry Kane's back, and we expect the reaction of campaigners would have been exactly the same. Their version read, "I made a promise to myself I would never touch a gun again in my lifetime". "He played there for five years and showed his quality all the way through his time there". (more...)
Real Madrid Have Already Contacted Mauricio Pochettino Real Madrid Have Already Contacted Mauricio Pochettino
- June 01, 2018

I have decided not to be Real Madrid coach next season. "If I was the manager here next season, it would have been tough for us to win trophies". "This team must keep winning and it needs a change after three years, another voice, another method of working." Mauricio Pochettino has claimed he is happy at Tottenham but didn't rule out replacing Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid . (more...)
Joel Embiid trolled J.R. Smith's last second gaffe
- June 01, 2018

For the fourth year running, the National Basketball Association finals feature Golden State and Cleveland, although it may be more accurate to say that the finals are being contested by Golden State and LeBron James. We had our opportunities. "Four words I've heard a couple of times being muttered under Cleveland personnel's breaths in the Cavs postgame locker room: "Ken Mauer f***ed us". (more...)
Real Madrid's Bale: Man United, Tottenham, Bayern lead chase Real Madrid's Bale: Man United, Tottenham, Bayern lead chase
- June 01, 2018

Manchester United is of the opinion that it is the flawless time to sign the Welsh winger Gareth Bale who is yet to resolve his future. The ex-England right-back, though, stressed that the ultimate decision rests with Bale. Casillas is now following goings on at Santiago Bernabeu from afar, having linked up with Porto in 2015, but a man who made 725 appearances for Madrid believes his former club should be doing all they can to keep a talismanic presence on their books. (more...)
Afghanistan names squad for inaugural Test Afghanistan names squad for inaugural Test
- June 01, 2018

Rashid and Mujeeb had made the entire world sit up and take notice of their talent in the shortest format, but the duo are set to face a different battle of attrition with the red SG Test ball in their hands. The historic Test match is due to begin on 14 June in Bengaluru of India . The likes of Rahmat Shah, Stanikzai and the experienced all-rounder Nabi will shoulder the responsibility in the batting department. (more...)
5 things you might not know about latest Liverpool signing Fabinho 5 things you might not know about latest Liverpool signing Fabinho
- June 01, 2018

The Brazil worldwide will officially join the club on July 1 but arrived on Merseyside on Monday with his agent, Jorge Mendes, to complete his medical and agree personal terms that will keep him at Anfield until June 2023. The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Reds have not yet tabled an official bid to sign the 24-year-old despite the speculation in recent days. James himself made a number of high-profile errors during his time on Merseyside. (more...)
Lebron vs JR Smith: 10 savage memes roasting Cavaliers player
- June 01, 2018

I was outside the charge line. It's a huge play. "I can't sit here right now and say that the Finals were a part of my thinking, it was not", he said. "#NBAFinals Game 1 Recap: 'When I leave Cleveland a second time, I'm going in this direction.' - @KingJames", radio host Damon Bruce wrote. Of course, there will always be a fundamental tension between LeBron's goals of ensuring a proper balance of power between players and ownership, remaining loyal to his hometown, and fulfilling a calling ... (more...)
LeBron James ties Michael Jordan with 109 30-point playoff games LeBron James ties Michael Jordan with 109 30-point playoff games
- June 01, 2018

Cleveland got blown out in overtime. Officials Ken Mauer, Tony Brothers, and Ed Malloy huddled and chose to review the call by video reply, which they are allowed to do if there is two minutes left and there is question as to whether the defender was inside the charge line at the point of contact. (more...)
Frank Lampard appointed Derby County manager on three-year deal Frank Lampard appointed Derby County manager on three-year deal
- June 01, 2018

Frank Lampard hardly played down suggestions that he could make a move to bring his former Chelsea and England team-mate John Terry to Derby County this summer? The 39-year-old has joined the Rams on a three-year deal to start his management career. (more...)
ICC Cricket Committee backs stricter sanctions for ball-tampering ICC Cricket Committee backs stricter sanctions for ball-tampering
- June 01, 2018

The coin toss will remain part of Test cricket after the committee resisted calls to automatically allow the visiting team to choose whether to bat or bowl first. However, they did urge a shift in focus towards preparing pitches that provide a better balance between the bat and the ball. Keeping the recent series between Australia and South Africa in South Africa in perspective, the cricket committee has recommended raising sanctions associated with ball tampering. (more...)
Arbaaz Khan summoned in IPL betting case Arbaaz Khan summoned in IPL betting case
- June 01, 2018

As soon as police got information, the officers were alerted and a trap was laid to arrest Jalan. His name reportedly came up while the police were innterrogating a bookie, Sonu Jalan, who was arrested on Tuesday. In the final match played between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai , the former won by 8 wickets to become champions for the third time. (more...)
Lomachenko to undergo shoulder surgery
- June 01, 2018

ElAttrache told ESPN: "There is clear evidence that he had a recent dislocation of the shoulder, and the most common injury that happens when there is a dislocation is a tear in the labrum". Lomachenko suffered his first career knockdown in the bout, when Linares caught him with a short right hand in the sixth round. When asked about how bad the injury actually was, Klimas told BoxingScene.com - "the doctor even said he was lucky to continue and finish the fight". (more...)
Warner, Bancroft to play limited-overs tournament for Northern Territory Warner, Bancroft to play limited-overs tournament for Northern Territory
- June 01, 2018

Warner is serving a year-long ban from state and global cricket and Bancroft a nine-month suspension over a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March that rocked the game. Smith has already announced he will play in the Canadian league next month. Smith will make his return to competitive cricket in Canada. Apart from these three Australians, explosive opener Chris Lynn is the other Australian in the list to play this tournament alongside Shahid Afridi (Pakistan), Lasith Malinga (Sri ... (more...)
5 keys for the Cavaliers to win the NBA Finals 5 keys for the Cavaliers to win the NBA Finals
- June 01, 2018

The first 47:55 of regulation were brilliantly played, with each team executing in high-level situations. Golden State will get $5,188,122 if it wins, $3,993,173 if it loses. Schwarz: Or did you discuss it at all with him at the end of the play? I think he'll do that in these NBA Finals , because I don't think Cleveland really has the personnel to match-up and defend Kevin Durant . (more...)
Everton news; Marco Silva managerial appointment confirmed Everton news; Marco Silva managerial appointment confirmed
- June 01, 2018

He moved to England in January 2017 with Hull and, although he was unable to prevent their relegation from the Premier League, his impact and style of play earned him another chance in the top flight at Vicarage Road. But one thing we can not change and nobody wants to change is the huge history and ambition of the Club. I want our fans to be proud when they see our team on the pitch. (more...)
Liverpool eye shock move for Thibaut Courtois Liverpool eye shock move for Thibaut Courtois
- June 01, 2018

If it came down to Alisson making a choice between Liverpool and Chelsea , I am certain he would choose the Reds given their showing in Europe last season and the fact that they can offer Champions League football for the 2018/19 season - the Blues can't. (more...)
Rihanna & More Stars Rooting For the Cavs In The NBA Finals
- June 01, 2018

The game would go to overtime, where the Warriors would dominate for five minutes and ultimately earn a 1-0 series lead heading into Game 2 of the NBA Finals . His reward? Yet another showdown with Golden State. To that, Durant merely dismissed it as nothing but a part of the past the Warriors would rather move on from than waste time talking about, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic . (more...)
76ers agree to three-year extension with coach Brett Brown 76ers agree to three-year extension with coach Brett Brown
- June 01, 2018

Look for more possible moves to be made for the 76ers to be made this summer. Brown's overall National Basketball Association coaching record moving into the 2018 season is a lowly 127-283 (.310 win-loss percentage, ) however this is sure to change quickly with the quick development of the team. (more...)

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