• Celtics should be open to trade No. 1 pick - Danny Picard
Celtics should be open to trade No. 1 pick - Danny Picard

Not only are they fighting for a chance to upend the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals, they were also awarded the No. 1 overall pick in this summer's NBA Draft. Cleveland led by double digits the final three quarters and by 20 for almost half the game. The 76ers will pick third, while Phoenix fell two spots and is fourth.

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  • Pochettino pledges immediate future to Tottenham
Pochettino pledges immediate future to Tottenham

We have the potential to win the league. "There is no reason to leave", he said . Spurs visit 11-placed Leicester City later on Thursday before travelling to already-relegated Hull City on Sunday in their final game of the season. For top players, if some clubs are paying double salary, how are you going to convince them? Dele Alli of Totten...

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  • Conte wants Chelsea to reach 30 wins
Conte wants Chelsea to reach 30 wins

Conte explained: "You must have a plan in your head because you don't (just) play a final on the Saturday, you start to play 10 days before and for this reason I have a plan to try to arrive to play in the final in the best condition - the best situation for my players".

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  • Hamilton: Vettel fight my 'rawest' in recent memory
Hamilton: Vettel fight my 'rawest' in recent memory

Vettel stopped one lap later, but emerged alongside Hamilton to lead to a fascinating on-track duel between the two leading talents of their generation. Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position on Saturday, defeating Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel with a time of 1:19.149 to go less than a tenth clear of the championship leader.

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  • Golden State Warriors hammer San Antonio Spurs in NBA Western Conference clash
Golden State Warriors hammer San Antonio Spurs in NBA Western Conference clash

Since 2009, only four of 55 teams have dug themselves out of that hole, including Oklahoma City (2012 Western Conference Finals), Memphis (2013 first round), Portland (2016 first round) and Cleveland (2016 NBA Finals). "I have no idea", Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said Tuesday, via The Mercury News , regarding Leonard's status. "We felt so...

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  • Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming gets rambunctious
Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming gets rambunctious

Derby winners who have stayed near the lead - American Pharoah, California Chrome (2014) and I'll Have Another (2012) - have been able to replicate that success at Pimlico. Moreover, there is little doubt more than $100 million will be bet on future Derby races in the Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta and Superfecta pools that have become staple o...

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  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw blanks Giants over seven innings
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw blanks Giants over seven innings

He did not walk a batter in the contest and struck out five in what was a crisp, effective outing against the rival Giants. Arroyo only has three hits in his last 24 at-bats. Kershaw began the day 19-9 with a 1.66 earned run average - 1.36 at AT&T - in 38 outings against the Giants. CHICAGO - Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber drove in two runs api...

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  • Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta Preparing For An 'Emotional' Farewell
Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta Preparing For An 'Emotional' Farewell

At Barcelona or Bayern Munich, you have to win by far. After Saturday's victory over Leicester - and well done to the referee for spotting Mahrez's double-kick penalty by the way - it's looking virtually guaranteed that City will finish top three.

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  • Everton could splash £20M on Iheanacho in the summer
Everton could splash £20M on Iheanacho in the summer

The 20-year-old emerged as future star in his breakthrough season last year with the Citizens - scoring 14 times in 35 games under Manuel Pellegrini. The pair are widely recognised as two of the most promising young footballers in the country.

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  • Si Woo Kim becomes youngest Players Championship victor
Si Woo Kim becomes youngest Players Championship victor

He has gone over $1.25 million for the year. He only got into the tournament a few weeks ago when the PGA Tour realized a clerical oversight regarding his return from a foot injury past year. "The putter is not quite doing what I would like". Officially, he had only one putt over the last three holes. But he had a stretch of six consecutive holes o...

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  • Always Dreaming wins rain-soaked Kentucky Derby
Always Dreaming wins rain-soaked Kentucky Derby

The second step I had to ask him to break. "He did it himself from there". Former Oklahoma State golfer Rickie Fowler took the weekend off from the PGA Tour along with several other PGA golfers and a number of athletes, many like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers always seem to show up on t...

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  • Ronaldo happy with Madrid role
Ronaldo happy with Madrid role

A subsequent victory against Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3 would give Madrid its first European double since the 1957-58 season. 284 - While Ronaldo scored 84 times in 196 Premier League appearances for United, his tally at Madrid is quite remarkable, having netted 284 goals in just 264 league matches.

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  • LeBron, Love help Cavs rout Celtics in Game 1
LeBron, Love help Cavs rout Celtics in Game 1

He dropped all 11 in the fourth quarter but got hot quickly, and his shot from three is something the Celtics could use desperately. Cleveland's bench has an edge as well. The Cavs blew through their first two series, sweeping IN and Toronto, and arrived IN the conference finals with a 9.6-point average margin of victory to their credit.

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  • Tristan Thompson Promises Clean Series After Monster Game 1
Tristan Thompson Promises Clean Series After Monster Game 1

Road game, home game, it doesn't matter. He's got some physical advantages on people, but we need to do a better job in a lot of ways. The Cavaliers haven't lost in the playoffs since Game 4 of the NBA Finals past year. Late Channing: Channing Frye, who has been big in the Cavs bench rotation was not in the rotation until the final three min...

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  • Wizards defense falls apart in second half of Game 7
Wizards defense falls apart in second half of Game 7

Washington's starters played well and the Wizards led much of the third, but late in the third the bench came in - Smith blew a defensive coverage within seconds of entering the game - and Boston closed the quarter on a 13-3 run to lead 85-79 after three.

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  • Around the NHL: Predators Advance; Oilers, Ducks to Meet in Game 7
Around the NHL: Predators Advance; Oilers, Ducks to Meet in Game 7

Couple it with Pekka Rinne's impressive run in the net and the Preds' blue-line scoring prowess, and it sends maybe the hottest team of the playoffs - Nashville is 8-2 in the postseason after sweeping the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round - into what's sure to be a shootout of a showdown with either the Anaheim Ducks or Edmonton Oilers.

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  • Florida receiver Callaway cited for marijuana possession
Florida receiver Callaway cited for marijuana possession

Callaway was found with 7 grams of the drug in his pocket during a search. Williams and Callaway admitted the marijuana belonged to them, according to the report. "We'll get everything handled", McElwain said. During a university code of conduct hearing into the Title IX case, he admitted to being "so stoned I had no interest in having sex with any...

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  • Rays feast on Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada
Rays feast on Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada

He hit a two-run shot during the seventh inning and completed his 18th career multihomer game with a three-run drive off Jumbo Diaz (0-2) in a five-run eighth that put Toronto ahead 8-4. "But I was able to get on the AlterG (Anti-Gravity Treadmill on Saturday) and do some light running and a little bit more aggressive agility stuff". He serves as...

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  • Paul Pierce says Celtics should trade No. 1 overall pick
Paul Pierce says Celtics should trade No. 1 overall pick

That would mean the Celtics would have to move a few rotational players to make the numbers meet, along with a potential franchise player. Tuesday night was the National Basketball Association draft lottery. Slowly, Ainge and Stevens rebuilt the core of this particular group through the draft (Avery Bradley , Marcus Smart ), some pithy trades (Is...

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  • Home Court Mastery of Celtics Over Wizards by Winning all Nine Games
Home Court Mastery of Celtics Over Wizards by Winning all Nine Games

Added Wiz coach Scott Brooks , "We had an off shooting night". The Wizards have done a pretty good job at slowing down Thomas over the last three games, keeping him under 20 points in each. "I think we eliminate those runs and cut down on our turnovers, that puts us in a better position to win those games". Known for his defense, Bradley's c...

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  • Mauricio Pochettino promises to stay on as Tottenham manager
Mauricio Pochettino promises to stay on as Tottenham manager

Domestic rivals Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are all expected to significantly strengthen their ranks during the summer and their financial power means they can easily outbid the White Hart Lane outfit when it comes to transfer fees and wages.

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Tottenham "family" will stick together next season, Kane says

Until Kane's two late goals, he arguably wasn't even the standout player of the match - Son had a brilliant first half and added a second goal in the second half (from a Kane run and assist, it should be said ). They are so happy here and we are building a very exciting project. - Kane has now scored more Premier League goals in 2017 than any ot...

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  • Former Tottenham man congratulates West Ham, praises one Hammer
Former Tottenham man congratulates West Ham, praises one Hammer

A third successive London derby was simply too much for Mauricio Pochettino's side as they saw their impressive run come to an end and their pursuit of Chelsea falter, just as they struggled to chase down Leicester City last season. It was Tottenham's first defeat in 10 league games, and leaves them four points off the leaders, having playe...

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  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has taught John Terry a lesson
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has taught John Terry a lesson

The party atmosphere went quiet within seconds of the restart, however, when Terry failed to clear a cross in front of the Chelsea goal , heading the ball up rather than out of the danger area and giving Etienne Capoue the simplest of tasks to equalise.

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  • NBA Finals 2017 Schedule: Set to Begin on June 1
NBA Finals 2017 Schedule: Set to Begin on June 1

One San Antonio Spurs fan is so upset with Warriors center Zaza Pachulia he's chose to take legal action. By dominating Game 2 , the Warriors looked like the same team that had steamrolled their opponents in the first two rounds of the playoffs, and to a ideal 8-0 record coming into their matchup with San Antonio.

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  • Real survive early Atletico onslaught to reach final
Real survive early Atletico onslaught to reach final

Real Madrid playmaker Isco said his team had been happy to fearless pouring rain and whistles from the Atletico Madrid fans to share their passage to the Champions League final with the visiting supporters. "It's going to be an incredible game, they are very strong and they totally deserved to go to Cardiff like we did". 'Of course we can do it, ...

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  • Celtics get top draft pick, Lakers second
Celtics get top draft pick, Lakers second

The lottery results mean the Lakers not only have the No. 2 pick in the draft, but they also have the No. 28 pick, thanks to the mid-season trade of Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets, plus they keep their 2019 first-round pick. Instead, the Lakers can now turn their attention to scheduling workouts with some of the draft's top players. So as ...

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  • Tony Parker has successful surgery, no timetable for return
Tony Parker has successful surgery, no timetable for return

Said coach Gregg Popovich after the game: " It's not good ". Green showed Quin Snyder his hot hand and range up close, knocking down five 3-pointers and scoring 21 points before a brief knee scare late in Golden State's victory over Utah on Thursday night for a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.

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  • Dele Alli happy to continue his development under Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs
Dele Alli happy to continue his development under Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs

This comes in spite of Pochettino's contract renewal in May of last year, with the 45-year-old set to stay in north London until 2021. "It was touching and we all had a tear in our eye because of the memories we have of the ground and what we have all gone through", said Naylor.

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  • Djokovic, Nadal stay on course in Rome
Djokovic, Nadal stay on course in Rome

Second seed Novak Djokovic take on unseeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the Men's singles third round of 2017 Rome Masters on Thursday. "I unfortunately lost in Australia, but mentally I felt better and better as time went by", Djokovic said.

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  • Mourinho vows to rest Man Utd players at Arsenal
Mourinho vows to rest Man Utd players at Arsenal

Fellaini, though, is happy to be in control of the tie, with United's fate in their own hands as they chase down another major final appearance. "It was a physical game in the air, with plenty of disputes for the second ball". We have to believe in our own capabilities but still, in a semi-final, anything can happen, so we have to be at our best ...

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  • Jose Mourinho DESTROYED by Graeme Souness on Sky
Jose Mourinho DESTROYED by Graeme Souness on Sky

The 57-year-old has claimed that in other leagues, they will rescedule their fixture to a day before. Regardless of the result at the weekend, United will finish sixth while Palace can not be relegated. The XI that play at Stockholm would probably not feature at all in this last game. I arrived here [on a] free [transfer], nobody knew me and now ...

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  • Coetzee - It Doesn't Matter Who Boks Draw At RWC
Coetzee - It Doesn't Matter Who Boks Draw At RWC

The other eight teams will be made up of qualifiers. As one of the top seeds [fourth in the rankings], Joe Schmidt's men were drawn in with hosts Japan , Scotland and the victor of qualification matches from Europe and a play-off. "I need to pray really hard", joked Jones. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said their match-up against South Afri...

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  • Why wasn't Sidney Crosby reviewed for a concussion after head-first crash?
Why wasn't Sidney Crosby reviewed for a concussion after head-first crash?

It has been quite a ride for the Washington Capitals. It looked like another premature playoff exit for Alexander Ovechkin and the Capitals. Braden Holtby stopped 16 to send the series back to Washington for the deciding game on Wednesday night.

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  • John Wall & Anthony Davis make All-NBA teams
John Wall & Anthony Davis make All-NBA teams

He received 99 out of 100 possible first team votes. This is the fourth time Harden has made All-NBA in his five seasons with the Rockets ( Third Team in 2012-13; First Team in 2013-14 and 2014-15). He also had 61 games of at least 20 points, 23 games of at least 30 points and two games of 40 points or more. The NBA's remaining 2016-17 awa...

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