Here's what the Celtics are saying about their comeback win over Cleveland

If the Celtics were playing with house money heading into the series, they are flush with it again as they return to the Garden. "Me personally, I didn't have it...that's what I have to say about my performance". It came shrieking to life Sunday night, perhaps angered by the growing chorus proclaiming the bigger, stronger James to be at least his equal. The Celtics have described Thomas' conditi... [Full Article...]

5 things we learned from the Premier League's final weekend

5 things we learned from the Premier League's final weekend 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 . He has, however, indicated that his future will be discussed at a club board meeting after the FA Cup Final. "I've turned down every club in the world to stay here". [Full Article...]

Cavaliers blowout Celtics and advance to Finals: 3 takeaways

Cavaliers blowout Celtics and advance to Finals: 3 takeaways The Cleveland Cavaliers can move on to the NBA Finals with a Game 5 win Thursday, but the Boston Celtics have different plans. Cleveland deserves plenty of credit for its performance, but the Celtics were No. But when the Celtics made a decision to dedicate all five defenders to stopping LeBron , as they did in Games 3 and 4, The King unleashed his ultimate weapon. [Full Article...]

Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick

Brooklyn finished with the worst record in the league but the Celtics had the right to swap picks with them from the 2013 draft-night trade that sent Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Nets. Denver has a pick in the top 13 for the fourth consecutive season. Just looking back at some recent drafts, the 11th pick has produced some quality players like Domantas Sabonis , Myles Turner and Klay ... [Full Article...]

Cavs remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics in Game 5

NOTES: Celtics G Isaiah Thomas (right hip injury) visited with an undisclosed specialist to determine the course of action for his surgery. "We have to go in with a bunker mentality that we had in Game 1 and Game 2, to go out and do what we do, but we have to defend", James said. [Full Article...]

James says Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

Kevin Love had 15 points and 11 rebounds and was a plus-43, and Deron Williams added 14 points in 17 minutes off the bench in the win that made Cleveland 12-1 in the postseason. During the regular season the disparity was about the same, with Golden State posting an National Basketball Association best 113.2 per 100 possessions, with Boston at 108.6. [Full Article...]

Predators look to close out Ducks on home ice

Predators look to close out Ducks on home ice Moments before scoring the tie-breaking goal, Aberg took a tumble in the Ducks' zone where his head impacted the ice. Austin Watson finished the night off with an empty-net goal 48 seconds before the game ended. Puck drop is set for 7:15 p.m. Monday. With Fisher and Johansen pushed to the sidelines, Aberg got the promotion he deserved when he was moved onto a line with Forsberg, and he made ... [Full Article...]

Cavs beat Celtics to earn NBA Finals rematch with Warriors

The shot gave him 29 points for the game and 5,989 points for his postseason career to edge him past Jordan's mark of 5,987. Boston managed to win Game 3 and had opportunities galore to get Game 4 only to come up short in large part because they didn't have an offensive closer - a player who could fill the void left by Thomas' absence. [Full Article...]

Hoffman's goal helps Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7

Afterward, they lost the second one. Four minutes later, the Pittsburgh powerplay went to work. Full sequence of Evgeni Malkin's opening goal. Win a game 7. Pittsburgh has won the three previous deciding games, the last in 2009 in Washington on its way to the Stanley Cup . In the second round, the Oilers won Game 6 7-1 but the Anaheim Ducks responded for a Game 7 victory. [Full Article...]

Cavs finish off Celtics

Cavs finish off Celtics MVP candidate LeBron James , who increased his scoring from 26.4 points per game in the regular season to 32.2 in the playoffs, has the clearest shot to do so. "If he decides he's going to play again, that's up to him", coach Gregg Popovich said. A moment later, he added, "That's all I've got to say about my performance". [Full Article...]

Paul Pogba dedicates United's Europa League win to victims of Manchester attack

Paul Pogba dedicates United's Europa League win to victims of Manchester attack Manchester United will now start planning to bolster their squad over the summer transfer window in anticipation of a campaign which will see Champions League football back at Old Trafford . Afterwards, goal-scorer Paul Pogba said: "We played for the people who died". Mkhitaryan's movement allowed Paul Pogba to unleash a shot from outside the box in the 18th minute, which took a ... [Full Article...]

5 reasons the Anaheim Ducks were eliminated by the Nashville Predators

When the Nashville Predators went up 3-1 in the third period, it seemed like they might finally put the Anaheim Ducks away in Game 6. Bobby Ryan broke in alone on Marc-Andre Fleury and deked the Pittsburgh goalie before flipping a backhand shot into the open net 4:59 into overtime to give visiting Ottawa a 2-1 victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. [Full Article...]

Laurent Koscielny: Arsenal defender to miss FA Cup final after appeal fails

Koscielny has definitely ironed out the mistakes in his game over the last few years but against Everton , the Frenchman looked back to his rash self and on another day his sending off could have spelt disaster for Arsenal . He added: "It is annoying but we had a spell during the season that was hard and it was hard for me in my personal situation". 'It is not his fault we didn't reach the Ch... [Full Article...]

Desperate Ottawa tries to avoid elimination by Penguins

The Penguins, who won the Stanley Cup last season, can clinch a return trip to the final as soon as Tuesday, when Ottawa hosts Game 6. Win, and it's back to Pittsburgh for a Game 7 that will decide which team moves on to the Stanley Cup final . [Full Article...]

The love/hate relationship between Yankees legend Derek Jeter and Boston

The love/hate relationship between Yankees legend Derek Jeter and Boston On Sunday, the team honored shortstop and longtime captain Derek Jeter who retired after 20-years and five World Series rings. Jeter won plenty during his Major League Baseball career-to the tune of 14 All-Star appearances, five championship rings, five Gold Gloves and five Silver Sluggers-but he is apparently facing an uphill battle to become part of the group that wins the right to own the M... [Full Article...]

Svitolina surges to No. 1 in race with Italian Open title

Svitolina surges to No. 1 in race with Italian Open title The win was Halep's 12th on clay this season and she made sure of her first Rome final in an hour and 17 minutes at the Foro Italico, with the start delayed by half an hour due to overnight rain. "I feel happy we could finish actually", said Halep. Get used to the name Elina Svitolina . "Overall, I think it's a very good week for me, because I wasn't sure how I was going to go at the beginn... [Full Article...]

Monaco admit their best player may join Man United

Monaco admit their best player may join Man United Mbappe, dubbed the new Thierry Henry, has been linked to Real Madrid and Manchester United and it would be hard for Monaco to resist an eye-watering offer for the 18-year-old. "Kylian needs one more year at Monaco ". "The plan is to do everything to prolong him [Mbappe] and to do everything that he stays a minimum one more year with us", he told Telegraph Sport. [Full Article...]

Wenger believes Arsenal will qualify for top four

Wenger believes Arsenal will qualify for top four The goal was his 20th in the league and makes him the first Arsenal player to reach the figure since Robin van Persie scored 30 five years ago. Under-fire Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has constantly reiterated his side can not put a foot wrong in their remaining games, and they were solid enough to take home victory from the south coast to keep them in the hunt for Champions League qualifi... [Full Article...]

Romelu Lukaku to reject Manchester United for Blues

Romelu Lukaku to reject Manchester United for Blues Ross Barkley has created 80 chances in the Premier League this season. Toffees boss Ronald Koeman has come out defiant about the rumoured interest and has told how the club will only listen should the offers meet their valuation for the Belgium worldwide. [Full Article...]

Spurs will adapt to playing at Wembley, says Pochettino

They have won just once in five European and FA Cap ties at Wembley this season but Alli said: "We hear about it not being good for us but that was down to Champions League performances". Tottenham are guaranteed second place in the Premier League - their highest finish in the history of the competition - and will participate in the group stages of next season's Champions League. [Full Article...]

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