• Djokovic and Nadal could meet in French Open semifinals
Djokovic and Nadal could meet in French Open semifinals

Last year's beaten finalist, who will start the tournament as top seed for the first time , has won both his previous encounters with the world number 85 - though has never faced him on clay. Andre Agassi revealed on Thursday that his wife and fellow tennis legend Steffi Graf encouraged him to become Novak Djokovic's new coach after he had ...

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  • 16 vs. 2016/17 - The numbers that show Liverpool's improvement under Jurgen Klopp
16 vs. 2016/17 - The numbers that show Liverpool's improvement under Jurgen Klopp

Wenger admitted after the final Premier League game of the season that doubts surrounding his future have contributed to an "absolutely horrendous" environment at Arsenal . Champions Chelsea finished the Premier League campaign with 30 wins as they thumped relegated Sunderland 5-1 at Stamford Bridge, where departing captain John Terry was give...

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  • Cavs try to shake 'weird' loss
Cavs try to shake 'weird' loss

When everyone counted them out, the Boston Celtics roared back and refused to bow down to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers . They were on pace to sweep the Celtics. The Cavs are still favorites to win the Eastern Conference finals against Boston, which they lead, 2-1, after a last-shot 111-108 loss Sunday. It came shrieking to life Sunday ...

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  • How will the NBA Finals play out?
How will the NBA Finals play out?

LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and another trip to the NBA Finals to meet the Golden State Warriors .

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  • LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record
LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record

Avery Bradley led Boston with 23 points. The Warriors are 12-0 in the playoffs this year. "Because I think we saw it first hand, especially in these home games". They fought hard for the No. 1 seed, but it ultimately meant nothing in late May. Coming off a 10-day break, LeBron James and Cavaliers raced to an early lead were never threate...

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  • Predators Face Ducks For Game 6 In Nashville
Predators Face Ducks For Game 6 In Nashville

The Predators lead the series 3-2, with Game 6 scheduled for Monday night in Tennessee. Losing two of their top three centers did not hurt the Predators in Game 5 but it could catch up with them in Game 6. John Gibson - Anaheim's starting goaltender left Game Five with a lower-body injury, and was replaced by Jonathan Bernier . "I knew I ha...

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  • Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics
Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics

The teams now travel back to Boston for game five of the series on Friday (NZ time). With James in foul trouble, Irving stayed on the floor despite rolling his left ankle in the third quarter, when he scored 19 points in less than five minutes.

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  • Herrera: We Won It For Manchester
Herrera: We Won It For Manchester

While the English club finished a disappointing sixth in the just concluded Premier League season, winning the Europa League has earned them a place in Europe's elite club competition. The game was billed as a clash between the pragmatism of Mourinho's United against the swagger and youthful exuberance of an Ajax side featuring six players ag...

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers 112-99 Boston Celtics: Irving stars
Cleveland Cavaliers 112-99 Boston Celtics: Irving stars

The Celtics couldn't, either. Irving, who finished with 42 points, scores 19 points in less than five minutes in third quarter and LeBron James scores 34 in 112-99 victory. "But he's still obviously really sore. the last [doctor] said that some of the inflammation that he has, has to go down before they can make the final call".

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  • Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115
Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115

Ginobili had one of the most successful global basketball careers in history, was enormously influential to basketball worldwide thanks to his participation on those Argentinian teams , and also accepted a smaller role in the NBA in exchange for winning constantly.

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  • McIlroy to focus on US Open
McIlroy to focus on US Open

His injury is thought to have been caused by over-practise over the off-season when he was testing new equipment after supplier Nike chose to stop producing clubs. Poulter said: 'I can't emphasise how big a week that was and now I'm really excited to be here because I know a similar performance will get me into the US Open and The Open this summer.

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  • 'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss
'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss

He had scored at least 30 points in eight straight playoff games and imposed his will in the first two games. So maybe Fox will have a job all ready for some random fan who played high school basketball and thinks that makes him qualified to criticize LeBron James .

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  • Sebastien Bourdais crashes at Indy, taken off on backboard
Sebastien Bourdais crashes at Indy, taken off on backboard

The veteran Dale Coyne Racing driver had completed two laps of his qualifying run with an average speed of 231.534 miles per hour. He was injured when the No. Carpenter posted the fastest four-lap average at 230.468 miles per hour, and the Indianapolis driver will be shooting for a third Indianapolis 500 pole position, having started up...

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  • Halep eases into Italian Open semis
Halep eases into Italian Open semis

Though she fought through qualifying with a pair of three-set wins, Kontaveit saved her best for the main draw as she rolled past Andrea Petkovic, Kerber and No.16 seed Mirjana Lucic-Baroni without the loss of a set. "It was a little tough for me to get through but Elina played great". Svitolina ran out to a quick 5-0 lead in the third as Halep's...

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  • Pontus Aberg's goal puts Predators past Ducks 3-1 in Game 5
Pontus Aberg's goal puts Predators past Ducks 3-1 in Game 5

The home crowd erupted with joy on Anaheim center Chris Wagner's goal. Fortunately for the Predators, they got all the secondary scoring they needed in Game 5 against the Ducks. Gibson told Ducks coach Randy Carlyle he would play, but Carlyle said he was unsure whether it was possible. Passing with flying colors, they took another step toward t...

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  • Monaco reject world-record £103m bid from Real Madrid for Kylian Mbappe
Monaco reject world-record £103m bid from Real Madrid for Kylian Mbappe

Real Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool are among those to have already been linked to the France worldwide. "It is important for him to Monaco so he wouldn't suffer the same fate as Anthony Martial of Monaco , who is now struggling at Manchester United".

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  • Arsene Wenger lauds tricky Alexis Sanchez after win over Southampton
Arsene Wenger lauds tricky Alexis Sanchez after win over Southampton

It was a professional display from there on in from Arsenal, who recorded a first league win at Southampton since their unbeaten title-winning season of 2003/04. Asked about Arsenal finding their form at the right time , the Germany worldwide replied: "Well I wish we found that before". "The expectations are always high, which I guess is n...

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  • Koeman expects Romelu Lukaku to remain at Everton
Koeman expects Romelu Lukaku to remain at Everton

Injuries have blighted his season to the point where he has made just seven Premier League starts this season, and hasn't completed more than an hour of a match since December. That's what we need to change. Antonio Conte looks set for a big summer spending spree in order to make his Blues side strong enough to compete on all fronts after being a...

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  • Move can take Spurs to last level - Pochettino
Move can take Spurs to last level - Pochettino

With the legends out in the centre a local choir sung "Oh When the Spurs" before a tenor belted out an unfamiliar rendition of 'Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur'. Spurs will play their home fixtures at Wembley Stadium next season while their new home is built. "In the Premier League we can only finish fifth or sixth, I think", said Mourinho, whose ...

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  • England drawn to face France and Argentina
England drawn to face France and Argentina

Ireland and Scotland will meet in Pool A , which also contains hosts Japan , in possibly the easiest group of the four that contains the only all-Six Nations showdown. Eddie Jones's men were drawn in Pool C , alongside Argentina , France and "Oceania 2", which will be one of Samoa, Tonga or Fiji. You can look in two ways - it's a hard pool o...

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  • Referee Steinhaus promoted as 1st women in Bundesliga
Referee Steinhaus promoted as 1st women in Bundesliga

Steinhaus said she experienced "a complete roller coaster of emotion" upon hearing the news that she was among the four new lead referees selected to take charge of matches next season. I am used to this pressure and am convinced I will find my feet quickly. Demirbay was banned for five matches, and his club made him referee a girls' youth match...

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  • All-rounder Stoinis cleared to play Champions Trophy
All-rounder Stoinis cleared to play Champions Trophy

I don't think I like to compare, but these boys take more pressure and play more cricket. If I look at the Indian team on paper, it looks fantastic, but it would be very unfair.my heart says yes (they can do it again) and my cricketing brain says no.

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  • Mourinho demands more from Manchester United fans
Mourinho demands more from Manchester United fans

There's nearly a sense of fear about the players and that isn't what United fans expect. It was not a gamble. "It was a decision based on common sense". "I'm sure he's waiting to tell us he was right!" They lead Celta 1-0 from the first leg in Spain and victory in the final against Ajax Amsterdam or Olympique Lyonnais would seal a place in next...

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  • Celtics seeking validation against Cavaliers in East finals
Celtics seeking validation against Cavaliers in East finals

However, Washington received little from their big man rotation. Marcin Gortat only scored six points and did not have much of a presence in the paint on both ends. In a game that was close throughout until the Boston Celtics took control starting late in the third quarter. Through this frame, it became clear how the Wizards' defense was not li...

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  • Ducks even Western Conference series with 5-3 win over Predators
Ducks even Western Conference series with 5-3 win over Predators

Jakob Silfverberg scored on the Ducks' first shot, and Gibson stopped 43 shots in a stellar performance. "Maybe sometimes we shouldn't wait for that to get going". But the Ducks pulled even again on the first career playoff goal for Kase, the aggressive Czech rookie, who slipped a puck through traffic. The rest of the consistently surprising Sena...

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  • How to watch Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United in 2016-17 EPL
How to watch Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United in 2016-17 EPL

The Red Devil's secured their place in the Europa League final in dramatic fashion last night after their 2-1 aggregate win over Celta Vigo. After Ajax player Donny van de Beek hit the crossbar, two substitutes managed to cut the deficit in aggregate to one goal for Lyon with nine minutes remaining, as Rachid Ghezzal headed Maciej Rybus' left...

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  • Jose Mourinho watches Tottenham youngsters in action
Jose Mourinho watches Tottenham youngsters in action

I played games, I have more than 100 games at Man United so for me I never had a problem here. "We have good things but, if I was on your side and you are always looking for these kind of capital letters, big headlines, I accept if you say that".

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  • Injured Gareth Bale in race to feature in Champions League final
Injured Gareth Bale in race to feature in Champions League final

Zidane revealed Bale's condition is improving, but admitted he is unsure when the forward will be in a suitable condition to return to the pitch. Zidane's current deal expires at the end of next season, but Marca notes he is "the living image of a happy "madridismo", which identifies with their Coach in a way that has been rarely seen in recent...

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  • Chelsea, Tottenham dominate Premier League player nominations
Chelsea, Tottenham dominate Premier League player nominations

We showed from day one that we wanted to work in this project and we believed in this project. You have to say, any of the three would be a worthy victor. "It is exciting for us and it is a unique project here in England". It's been some season, yet again, for Spurs . He is the favourite for the award ahead of Pochettino, who has guided Spurs...

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  • San Antonio book date with Golden State in the West
San Antonio book date with Golden State in the West

The Spurs improved to 16-3 when taking a 3-2 lead in a best-of-seven series. The San Antonio Spurs were the No. 1-ranked defense during the regular season, giving up only 103.5 points per 100 possessions . Golden State's path to the this series has been anything but challenging. Golden State coach Steve Kerr rested Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson...

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  • 'Dr Phil' to air 2nd interview with Hernandez's fiancee
'Dr Phil' to air 2nd interview with Hernandez's fiancee

Phil McGraw on Tuesday's episode of "Dr. Phil". "It was addressed to Shay, instead of babe or bae", Jenkins-Hernandez said. There were some odd parts where it just didn't make sense, it wasn't clicking in my head as far as what he may have been thinking or what he was trying to say.

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs win in National Basketball Association play-offs
Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs win in National Basketball Association play-offs

Forward LeBron James scored 35 points as the Cavaliers topped the. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers in game one of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena.

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  • Steve Kerr delivered a motivational halftime speech in the Warriors locker room
Steve Kerr delivered a motivational halftime speech in the Warriors locker room

Seven months ago, before San Antonio's season-opening rout of the Warriors, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was asked whether he still gives Steve Kerr advice. Desperate for an end to the head and neck pain that has long plagued him, Kerr underwent a spinal cord leak procedure May 5 at Duke University. The Warriors surely appreciated seeing the...

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  • New York Knicks: 2017 NBA Draft Lottery odds
New York Knicks: 2017 NBA Draft Lottery odds

As originally suggested by FanSided's Valley of the Suns , Phoenix has been looking to acquire Jahlil Okafor since previous year, and it may be time to pull the trigger now. The Lakers fired Black in February when they demoted Buss and fired Kupchak. Okafor would also complement scoring sensation Devin Booker quite nicely as part of the roster...

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  • Zidane unsure on Bale´s Madrid return
Zidane unsure on Bale´s Madrid return

Real's Champions League triumphs in 2014 and past year have distracted from rivals Barcelona's creeping domination in the domestic league, with the Catalan side winning five of the last seven titles. "But we are only thinking about tomorrow". The 33-year-old is not a stranger on the European stage as in each of his appearances in the Champions...

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