• LeBron James speaks out on racism after graffiti attack
LeBron James speaks out on racism after graffiti attack

The big game is scheduled for Thursday night in Oakland. James added, "It goes to show that racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America". He famously wore an "I Can't Breathe" shirt during warmups in 2014 to protest the NYPD killing Eric Garner, and he gave a joint speech about violence and racism with Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade...

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  • Martina Navratilova: Court a 'racist and a homophobe'
Martina Navratilova: Court a 'racist and a homophobe'

Navratilova finished her letter by suggesting the venue in Melbourne be renamed as the Evonne Goolagong Arena, a 14-time Grand Slam victor of Aboriginal descent, adding: "Now there is a person we can all celebrate". In the interview, Court said " tennis is full of lesbians " and that when she was on the professional tennis tour lesbian players "t...

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  • Everton have promised Romelu Lukaku he can join certain clubs
Everton have promised Romelu Lukaku he can join certain clubs

On the other hand, Jose Mourinho wants him to boost United's attacking firepower, especially if he is without Zlatan Ibrahimovic. United have also been pursuing Andrea Belotti of Torino, but that would involve enacting an identical buy-out clause to Griezmann's at £84m, while AC Milan have already made headway in signing another Old Trafford ta...

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  • Atletico Madrid lose CAS appeal against FIFA transfer ban
Atletico Madrid lose CAS appeal against FIFA transfer ban

Atlético and city rivals Real Madrid were both handed two-window bans in January 2016 over irregularities in transfers involving worldwide minors, with Real's punishment later reduced to one window on appeal. FIFA, for their part, welcomed the CAS decision. Having broken broke the bank to re-sign Paul Pogba for £89million from Juventus last s...

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  • Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf fined for apparent homophobic slur
Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf fined for apparent homophobic slur

The Anaheim Ducks host the Nashville Predators in game five of the NHL Western Conference finals at 7:15pm EST on May 20. It was Aberg's first career playoff goal and he was skating on the first line in place of the injured Ryan Johansen .

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  • Memorial a home tourney only by location for Jason Day
Memorial a home tourney only by location for Jason Day

Brendan Steele ($6,700) Brendan Steele is quietly one of the most consistent golfers this year. "I've been so busy and been on the road that I haven't had the opportunity". "It seems like you can plan and predict what's going to happen after the Masters, and the Masters is the unknown". ■ Dustin Johnson: You know you're in another world when ba...

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  • Wenger signs new two-year deal with Arsenal
Wenger signs new two-year deal with Arsenal

We live in a very competitive world where you need the support of the owner as well. "We want to support this way [of playing] all together". "I'm happy and excited". Wenger started his Arsenal career with a 2-0 win at Blackburn, who had won the title in 1995, which was secured by a goal in each half from Ian Wright.

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  • Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead
Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead

Jacob Waddell was immediately ejected from the game Monday night after the fish was thrown and issued a summons on charges of disorderly conduct, possessing instruments of crime , and disrupting a meeting. "Oh, there were no surprises", defenseman P.K. Subban said. On the other side, Matt Murray, while only being 23 years of age to Rinne's 34, ...

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  • Indians' Kluber to start against Athletics on Thursday
Indians' Kluber to start against Athletics on Thursday

Athletics: SS Marcus Semien (fractured right wrist) has begun playing catch for first time since undergoing surgery on April 18. Kluber (4-2) had been sidelined with a strained lower back, an injury that kept Cleveland's ace sidelined for a month and deprived a struggling rotation of its leader.

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  • Pens, Preds could have same lineups for Game 2 of Cup Final
Pens, Preds could have same lineups for Game 2 of Cup Final

The rest, they say, is history, as the Penguins turned on the heat and snuck another two goals behind Rinne in a matter of moments. Only if Rinne turns back into Rinne. It may not be the most enjoyable experience for a player, but Letang said his new role has helped him see the game from a different, slower vantage point.

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  • Read tracking nicely for Lions Test return
Read tracking nicely for Lions Test return

Johnny Sexton , Rory Best and Iain Henderson will all be given the nod from the start to face Provincial Barbarians on Saturday. Fly-half Johnny Sexton also starts with Sam Warburton skippering the tourists after recovering from knee injury.

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  • Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo: I enjoy watching Lionel Messi play
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo: I enjoy watching Lionel Messi play

A popular figure and three-time Defensive Player of the Year who is active on social media and increasingly a crossover pop-culture celebrity, Watt fell 18 spots from 56th last year, likely largely because he missed most of the 2016 National Football League season with a back injury.

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  • Serena Williams clarifies baby gender reveal from sister Venus
Serena Williams clarifies baby gender reveal from sister Venus

She said she had been joking with her sisters about naming the baby after them. Serena Williams said yesterday that she is not necessarily expecting a baby girl, as revealed by big sister Venus . Th Australian Open 2017 victor mistakenly posted the snap of herself posing in a bright yellow swimsuit to her Snapchat story with a "20 weeks"...

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  • LeBron reacts to slur spray painted on LA home
LeBron reacts to slur spray painted on LA home

The ultimate championship rubber match, which most everyone expected the moment last year's Finals ended, begins on Thursday in Oakland and will cap what has been a predictable 82-game regular season and lopsided postseason. "And hopefully we keep it going, but we fully respect and are aware that this team that we're playing, they're the champions ...

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  • Root stars in England win
Root stars in England win

As a professional, you have to take it as a game", Azhar said, trying to avoid unnecessary pressure ahead of big match . That was Bangladesh's highest stand in a one-day worldwide outside of Asia, surpassing the 141 put on by Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah when the Tigers knocked England out of the 2015 World Cup with a dramatic 15-run win in Ad...

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  • Couch named to 2018 College Football Hall of Fame ballot
Couch named to 2018 College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Despite winning five national championships, producing 63 first round NFL Draft Picks and sending 56 players to the Pro Bowl, there are only six players (Ted Hendricks, Bennie Blades, Don Bosseler, Russell Maryland, Vinny Testaverde, Gino Torretta) and three coaches (Jimmy Johnson, Andy Gustafson, Jack Harding) from the University of Miami who ha...

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  • Barcelona appoint new coach Ernesto Valverde
Barcelona appoint new coach Ernesto Valverde

FILE- In this Wednesday, Feb.17, 2016 file photo the longtime Athletic Bilbao's manager Ernesto Valverde attends a press conference at the Velodrome stadium, in Marseille, Southern France. "Thank you for everything in the last few years". He started his procareer as a head coach with Athletic in 2003 up to 2005. Pochettino has also spoken in ...

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  • NBA Finals MVP Odds: Kevin Durant favored to win 5/31/17
NBA Finals MVP Odds: Kevin Durant favored to win 5/31/17

They enter as underdogs again. And considering his status as a perennial MVP candidate, the possibilities of a 35-percent performance is less likely to say the least. So who wins: Cleveland , led by James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love or Golden State, led by Durant, Steph Curry , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green? Both Thompson and Andre Ig...

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  • Cavaliers Aim To Closeout Series In Boston
Cavaliers Aim To Closeout Series In Boston

The team with the league's best record (67-15) hopes to avenge last year's NBA Finals loss after squandering a 3-1 series advantage. For more Boston Celtics news and notes, keep it locked here at Chowder and Champions. "I didn't have it", said James. "We have to execute offensively". You've just got to go and play to the best of your ability....

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  • Doubts about Bale's fitness ahead of Champions League final
Doubts about Bale's fitness ahead of Champions League final

Speaking at Madrid's Valdebebas training ground, Kroos said: "I will not speak about players who play or not because there are 23, not just Bale or Isco ". "It is massively special for me personally, as it is where I was born, where I grew up", Bale added this week. Having won the league , last year's Champion League , the World Club C...

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  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger 'set to sign new two-year deal'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger 'set to sign new two-year deal'

The Frenchman met owner Stan Kroenke on Monday with the club's board informed on Tuesday that he was keen to extend his 21-year reign as manager of the London club. 49 - The 49-match Premier League unbeaten run Arsenal went on between May 2003 and October 2004 remains a record. Following that victory at Wembley, Wenger was asked if he would b...

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  • Man United should snap up these 2 Tottenham stars this summer
Man United should snap up these 2 Tottenham stars this summer

Mourinho has received criticism for the quality of United's football, but he finishes his maiden season with three trophies and a place in next season's Champions League . "It meant a lot for the club, for us, especially for the city of Manchester", he told reporters. "We did that very well from the first minute and we totally deserve the troph...

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  • Arsene Wenger the
Arsene Wenger the "best man" for Arsenal - Stan Kroenke

The FA Cup win served as a great tonic for many Arsenal fans as they immediately forget the fact that the Gunners will not be campaigning in next season's UEFA Champions League . It was a "very mature conversation" that led to Wenger staying in the dugout, according to Gazidis. There was a tired look and sound to Arsene Wenger througho...

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  • Warriors coach says he's not ready for Game 1
Warriors coach says he's not ready for Game 1

It's a watershed moment in Cleveland sports history. Like the Heat, the Cavaliers lost in the Finals in their first year of the Big 3 and won the title in Year 2. That number (-260) is a bit of a shock considering that the Cavaliers are definitely not a pushover, and Cleveland , like Golden State , are playing their best basketball of t...

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  • James Hahn takes command as Jason Kokrak collapses at AT&T Byron Nelson
James Hahn takes command as Jason Kokrak collapses at AT&T Byron Nelson

Horschel's approach on 18 found its way 26 feet from the hole, and though Day was closer with a makeable 18-foot putt, both missed and entered a playoff. He was tied for third with Kokrak , who shot a 72 after setting a Nelson 36-hole record with a five-stroke lead. Thompson also was bogey-free and finished the tournament with just two bogeys, b...

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  • Andy Murray vs Martin Klizan
Andy Murray vs Martin Klizan

World No. 1 Andy Murray survived a mid-match wobble to eventually come through his 2017 French Open first round in comfortable fashion with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 win over Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov on Tuesday. I think for the other players to see them around is nice. - Local favourite Gael Monfils, who is seeded 15th at Roland Garros this y...

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  • Cavs fans use lawns to show support before the NBA Finals
Cavs fans use lawns to show support before the NBA Finals

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are four wins away from repeating as National Basketball Association champions in what may go down as one of the greatest championship showdowns ever, but standing in their way is a sharpshooting Golden State Warriors team that beat them in the 2015 Finals .

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  • Brawl involving Harper interrupts Nats' win over Giants
Brawl involving Harper interrupts Nats' win over Giants

The Nationals slugger, who received a four-game ban Tuesday from Major League Baseball , went 0 for 5 with three strikeouts and twice left the bases loaded. "Mostly to go inside, and obviously, I got it in a little bit too far". "If he did have a problem, he could've talked to me in BP about it and say: 'I didn't like the way you went about it...

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  • Denver newspaper fires sportswriter after racially insensitive tweet about Indy 500 victor
Denver newspaper fires sportswriter after racially insensitive tweet about Indy 500 victor

It was a great experience, the last two weeks. Again, I will say I'm sorry, I know better, and I'm angry at myself because there was no constructive goal in saying it and I should not have said it, especially because The Denver Post has been dragged into this.

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  • My NBA Finals prediction? Better get a broom
My NBA Finals prediction? Better get a broom

As a player, Jordan was strongly identified with the Chicago Bulls, but the Hornets (then called the Bobcats) also made sense, given that he hails from North Carolina and played his college ball there. "I will own a team someday", James said. This is perhaps the most anticipated rivalry in three decades since the Magic Johnson-led Los Angeles La...

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  • England are going to be a challenge for every team: Virat Kohli
England are going to be a challenge for every team: Virat Kohli

Team India will also be playing two warm-up matches against New Zealand (May 28) and Bangladesh (May 30) to acclimatise themselves to England conditions. He said the team has rectified the mistakes it made in the West Indies. "Over the past few years they've done well and we'll see its batsmen, like Tamim Iqbal, if we play in the semi-finals.

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  • Ernesto Valverde Is New Barcelona Coach
Ernesto Valverde Is New Barcelona Coach

He likes to work with the basics, has a playing style just like the one Barcelona FC uses and is an enthusiast of the new technologies and training methods, ' said Bartomeu to reporters Monday. Ernesto is a very hard worker. "It's impossible not to accept Valverde as coach". However, that win means Valverde will be handed a baptism of fire with...

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  • White proposes even split of profits for Mayweather-McGregor
White proposes even split of profits for Mayweather-McGregor

Perhaps the biggest development in this story thus far occurred earlier this month, when McGregor announced that he'd agreed to his end of the deal . The condition would be for Mayweather to fight toe-to-toe with Pacquiao for at least six of the 12 rounds assuming the fights goes the distance. So, how much should Mayweather v McGregor co...

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  • England expect to end drought in Champions Trophy
England expect to end drought in Champions Trophy

Chasing the target of 325, Bangladesh bowed down before the Indian pace-attack and were bundled out for mere 84 runs in just 23.5 overs. The only difference was that Bangladesh's was a practice game. In their last 12 innings when they batted first, England have given their opponents 300-plus target 10 times . Shafiul Islam and Mahmudullah ...

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  • Predators vs. Penguins live stream, Game 2
Predators vs. Penguins live stream, Game 2

Game Two of the best-of-seven series is also in Pittsburgh on Wednesday before the teams head to Nashville, who are the eighth seed in the Western Conference, for the next two contests . They come at you pretty hard. "It was a weird, weird game", Rinne said . The Pittsburgh police said Waddell is being charged via summons. "I just kind ...

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