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Author: 0 Thomas injured, Celtics find new low in Game 2 loss to Cavs

James scored 22 points in the first half on Friday night (Saturday in Manila) as the Cavaliers led 72-31 at the break - the largest halftime advantage in National Basketball Association postseason history. Coach Brad Stevens said that Thomas has been playing with a nagging hip injury that he aggravated "pretty significantly" against Washington in Game 6 of their East semifinal matchup.

Sports Ronald Koeman to hold talks with board over Ross Barkley future
Author: 0 Ronald Koeman to hold talks with board over Ross Barkley future

We did everything to win the game but we had to score in the first half. "If you offer the player a good contract, it means we want him to stay here". "I am not anxious because I like to work with players who like to play". We need an answer after the weekend. They will have to add to what we have in terms of quality, for quality - not quantity - will be our aim.

Author: 0 Westbrook, Harden, Leonard finalists for NBA MVP

Maybe it is more surprising that James Harden got all 100 votes than it is that LeBron James and Russell Westbrook got 99. With former teammate Kevin Durant moving on to Golden State, Westbrook joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in league history to average a triple-double in a season.

Sports Sebastien Bourdais crashes at Indy, taken off on backboard
Author: 0 Sebastien Bourdais crashes at Indy, taken off on backboard

Geoffrey Billows said in a statement. The Dale Coyne Racing driver had completed two laps of his qualifying run on Saturday with an average speed of 231.534 miles per hour, the fastest laps of the day for next Sunday's race. "When we have a pretty clean run like we did, we feel like we've really accomplished something". "First off my thoughts are with Sebastien and Claire Bourdais in this unfortunate time", Davison told RACER .

Sports Aussie coach sees highs and lows in sevens campaign
Author: 0 Aussie coach sees highs and lows in sevens campaign

It was all England in the second half with Dan Norton and James Rodwell scoring two unanswered tries to advance to the semifinals. Scotland have been playing global rugby union against New Zealand for 112 years. This sport is something that just grips you. Earlier in the afternoon, England sealed their spot in the final following a 24-5 victory over Canada .

Sports Philipsburg's Matt Adams traded to Atlanta Braves
Author: 0 Philipsburg's Matt Adams traded to Atlanta Braves

Matt Adams was eager to hit, looking for a batting cage as soon as he unpacked his bag at his new locker in the Atlanta Braves' clubhouse. But I can't say enough and thank the Cardinals enough for the opportunities that they gave me and the trust they had in me.

Sports Pippa Middleton weds millionaire financier James Matthews
Author: 0 Pippa Middleton weds millionaire financier James Matthews

Pippa Middleton adjusting the train on the wedding gown of her sister, the Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, and the Duchess returning the favor for her sister in 2017. Meghan Markle, Harry's girlfriend for a year, was not spotted going into the church, but was expected at the lavish receptions. Harry's love life is a source of much speculation, prompting him past year to issue a rare warning to the media not to harass Markle.

Sports Lexi Thompson shoots 65 day after sky diving with Navy Seals
Author: 0 Lexi Thompson shoots 65 day after sky diving with Navy Seals

Those in attendance Wednesday at the Kingsmill Championship Pro-Am watched Lexi Thompson hit the fairway on the first hole. Lexi Thompson has bounced back from what has been a hard few weeks by taking the opening round lead at the LPGA's Kingsmill Championship in Virginia .

Sports Djokovic eases into Rome semis after rain delay
Author: 0 Djokovic eases into Rome semis after rain delay

John Isner, of the US, celebrates after winning his match against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome , Thursday, May 18, 2017. Djokovic, meanwhile, will face Juan Martin Del Potro in the last eight after the Argentine knocked out seventh seed Kei Nishikori in the round of 16.

Sports Sevilla gives Sampaoli winning send-off from Spanish league
Author: 0 Sevilla gives Sampaoli winning send-off from Spanish league

It is struggling to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, now sitting in fifth place in the South American group after winning only six of 14 matches. Our goal was to exceed 70 points and we are looking forward to it. Sampaoli has been in charge of Sevilla for less than a year and has received much praise for the work that he has done, with the club in fourth place in La Liga .

Sports Mourinho demands more from Manchester United fans
Author: 0 Mourinho demands more from Manchester United fans

He puts too much pressure on the fourth official every time ". Speaking in a press-conference Manchester United's defeat to Arsenal , Mourinho said Gunners were always crying after playing his teams as as he was yet to taste defeat until Sunday evening.

Author: 0 Sharapova says she'll 'rise up again' after French Open snub

At 6-1 odds, she had been the second-favorite at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook - behind Simona Halep (9-2) - to win this year's French Open, which begins May 28. Nadal suggested that the decision was made well ahead of its announcement and would have been taken as a strategy move by the 35-year-old's coaching team.

Sports Manchester United FC held by Southampton FC in goalless stalemate
Author: 0 Manchester United FC held by Southampton FC in goalless stalemate

Saints chairman Ralph Krueger has refused to offer assurances surrounding the Frenchman's future despite him leading them to the brink of an eighth-placed finish and this partly demonstrated why. "From the moment Palace beat Hull, I think the match had to be on Saturday". "A clean sheet is good for us - for defenders, for me and for the team", Romero said on Sky Sports 1.

Author: 0 Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win

Fortunately for the Lakers, they landed the No. 2 pick, meaning they keep their 2019 first-rounder and next year, their 2018 pick, will be unprotected and go the 76ers. While he has the ability to play off the ball as well , his size and skill set are better suited at point guard. He'd complement Ben Simmons well , but this trade seems highly unlikely, especially since Fultz is a highly touted prospect and the Celtics probably want him just as bad as anyone else does.

Author: 0 Ducks make record rally, Perry scores in 2OT to top Oilers

The thought that momentum carries over from game to game in the Stanley Cup playoffs is fallacious. Game 6 is in Nashville on Sunday. The Oilers shook off the collapse that became the "Comeback on Katella" on Friday night, pasting the Ducks from start to finish in a 7-1 beating that made sure this insane series that's contained a little bit of everything went the distance.

Sports Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again
Author: 0 Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again

With that rest, came rust. The happiest man at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night? The Warriors have yet to lose a game in the playoffs this season, and they will put their 10-0 record on the line in Game 3 against the Spurs on Saturday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio .

Author: 0 Celtics follow euphoria of winning lottery with dud on court

They made a trade with Washington this season (Began Bogdanovic) to get one of those picks (No. 22) and they also have Boston's pick, which is the 27th overall selection. But the Celtics' choice is not important; L.A. got exactly what it needed this year. That bold move paid off on Tuesday as the Celtics earned the top spot in the draft, giving them their first first pick since the introduction of the lottery in 1985.

Sports Los Angeles Rams Stadium opening delayed by one year
Author: 0 Los Angeles Rams Stadium opening delayed by one year

Gisele Bundchen says her husband Tom Brady suffered a concussion a year ago, a season in which he started all the games he was eligible to play in while quarterbacking the Patriots to another Super Bowl title. "Mr. Kroenke and the Spanos family got together, came to us, we studied it, and it just makes a lot of sense to go with a more conventional schedule".

Sports Guus Hiddink backs Conte to stay on as Chelsea manager
Author: 0 Guus Hiddink backs Conte to stay on as Chelsea manager

For a club that can be toxic and leaky, there have been few flashpoints this season in the first year under Conte. Chelsea are reportedly set to have to look elsewhere as Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson may stay with the club despite relegation this season.

Sports Sore ankle keeps Raptors G Lowry out of starting lineup
Author: 0 Sore ankle keeps Raptors G Lowry out of starting lineup

Maybe the power of Drake can help lift the Toronto Raptors up over the Cleveland Cavaliers in game three of their National Basketball Association playoff series. What he sees are the opportunities just sitting there, waiting to be acted upon. However, DeMar DeRozan endured a horrific night, scoring just five points and failing to make a single shot in the first half.

Sports Champions League & Europa League Finals To Be Broadcast On YouTube
Author: 0 Champions League & Europa League Finals To Be Broadcast On YouTube

The matches this year will be shown live for free on a number of platforms: Freeview on BT Sport Showcase HD, BT TV, Virgin Media, Sky, live on BT Sport's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/btsport ; www.bt.com and the BT Sport App, which provides extra statistics, angles and exclusive content.

Sports Kwesi Appiah open to calling suspended Black Stars duo
Author: 0 Kwesi Appiah open to calling suspended Black Stars duo

Kwasi Appiah takes over as Black Stars coach, while former Ghana worldwide, Ibrahim Tanko replaces Maxwell Konadu as first assistant coach. On-loan Al Ahli striker Asamoah Gyan was made permanent captain of the Black Stars during Appiah's first stint in October 2012 with West Ham's Andre Ayew his deputy.

Author: 0 Nadal extends winning streak to 16 when Almagro retires

A match can be an opportunity for an act of sportsmanship. John Isner, of the USA, serves the ball to Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka during their match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome , Thursday, May 18, 2017. Second seed Karolina Pliskova beat Lauren Davis 6-1, 6-1, Madrid victor Simona Halep started with a win over Germany's Laura Siegemund 6-4, 6-4 and eighth seed Elina Svitolina put out Alize Cornet 6-4, 7-6 (13/11).

Sports Pochettino pledges future to Spurs
Author: 0 Pochettino pledges future to Spurs

Pochettino, though, insists his deal contains no such clause and is adamant he has no desire to leave anyway. Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has hinted that he could opt for a change in formation ahead of Thursday night's (18 May) Premier League trip to Leicester City in order to cope with a current paucity of senior full-back options.

Author: 0 James, Cavs complete sweep of Raptors

Its safe to say LeBron James firmly has the title of best player in the National Basketball Association in tow after his dismantling of the Toronto Raptors. Maybe they could have made a series out of this if they didn't see Lowry , the heart of the team, go down with a bum leg. "I think there are times that I think coach did a great job and I think there are times that we struggled", Ujiri said.

Sports Europa League won't be too bad for Arsenal - Cech
Author: 0 Europa League won't be too bad for Arsenal - Cech

Sanchez would appear to be leaning towards a move away from Arsenal , revealing his annoyance with the team's failure to sustain a title challenge over the last two seasons. Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez is demanding a massive wage packet of £300,000-a-week and Champions League football if he is to stay at the North London club, according to a report.

Author: 0 Reaction to the death of rocker Chris Cornell

A full autopsy has not yet been completed, and there is no additional information at this time, the statement said. Soundgarden were the first grunge band to sign on to a major label (A&M in 1988), opening the gate for Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains to storm the music world with songs that focused on identity and social issues.

Sports Sharapova exits Italian Open with thigh injury
Author: 0 Sharapova exits Italian Open with thigh injury

Sharapova is now at number 211 in the world rankings and requires a top-100 finish before the championships draw. The Russian said she had taken the drug "legally" throughout her career to treat medical conditions and had not realised it had been added to WADA's banned list a few weeks before the tournament began.

Sports Nelson event ends an era, LPGA Tour has battle for No. 1
Author: 0 Nelson event ends an era, LPGA Tour has battle for No. 1

Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Sergio Garcia and Jordan Spieth are all at the TPC Four Seasons Resort in the northwest of Dallas, Garcia is the defending champion after a playoff victory over Brooks Koepka past year. "But, at the same time, I have to kind of move on". Purse: $7.5 million (First prize: $1,350,000). "It is definitely a course that I enjoy playing".

Sports Superbike rider Nicky Hayden in 'serious condition' after being hit by car
Author: 0 Superbike rider Nicky Hayden in 'serious condition' after being hit by car

This post will be updated when further details on Hayden's condition become available. He was given medial attention at the scene before being transferred to hospital in Rimini. The Superbike World Championship says the incident occurred Wednesday along the Rimini coast, Italy. Pals and fellow racers have all sent their wishes to the 35-year-old as they hope for his recovery.

Sports A Dirk Kuyt hat-trick wins Feyenoord the Eredivisie
Author: 0 A Dirk Kuyt hat-trick wins Feyenoord the Eredivisie

But the veteran forward, who will turn 37 in July, had the last laugh on Sunday when he scored a hat-trick in a 3-1 home win over Heracles Almelo that clinched the championship on the last day of the season. "But this is the best moment of my career", added Kuyt, who started out at Feyenoord before signing for Liverpool in 2006 and also played at Fenerbahce.

Sports Conte wants more at EPL champions Chelsea
Author: 0 Conte wants more at EPL champions Chelsea

Information from the Press Association was used in this report . "Sometimes you score a lot, sometimes you don't", said the Italian striker. "This is incredible, especially after a year ago", said the Belgian goalkeeper. Having won the league in 2015, the Blues were humiliated a year ago as they stumbled to a mid-table finish - failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time under Roman Abramovich's ownership.

Sports Sharapova Guarantees Wimbledon Return After Italian Open Victory
Author: 0 Sharapova Guarantees Wimbledon Return After Italian Open Victory

In other action on Monday in Rome, Daria Kasatkina was forced to retire after she rolled her left ankle in the second set of her match against Barbora Strycova . The mistakes continued to come from Sharapova - a double fault cost her a third break before a timely pep talk from her coach prompted a revival from 4-3 down.

Author: 0 Spurs' Kawhi Leonard ruled out for Game 2 vs Warriors

The Warriors won the series in six games before losing to San Antonio in the conference semifinals. "Yesterday in itself was a roller coaster, a lot of different emotional things going on", guard Danny Green said . "I'm disappointed", Popovich said. "It's unsafe, it's unsportsmanlike, it's just not what anybody does to anybody else". However, Leonard tweaked the ankle when he stepped back into the Spurs' bench while attempting a 3-pointer early in the third period.