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Chelsea cancel victory parade after Manchester bomb attack

After a disappointing 10th-placed finish last season, Blues fans would have been more hopeful than expectant of their chances this term following the appointment of the Italian, and they would certainly have been anxious following a 3-0 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates in October.


NBA short on drama, long on suspicion

NBA short on drama, long on suspicion

In ways the 111-108 victory was more about the Cavaliers lack of focus, but in more than a few ways it was about a player and a team that refuses to die and steps up when everyone in the National Basketball Association world puts them down.


Sebastian Vettel sets fastest ever lap at Monaco GP weekend

Sebastian Vettel sets fastest ever lap at Monaco GP weekend

Having won on his previous outing at the Spanish Grand Prix, Hamilton posted a sharp time of one minute, 13.425 seconds to finish top of the standings. Verstappen insisted Red Bull still needs to improve, despite what he labelled as a positive day. Ferrari had even more cause for optimism heading into Saturday's qualifying, with Kimi Raikkonen setting the third fastest time.



Cavs remain humble with chance to close out Celtics in Game 5

Was he sending a message to his teammates? "No blame. We're all to blame", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Tuesday (AEDT), a day after his team was stunned 111-108 by the Celtics . Cleveland had appeared to be cruising towards a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals after romping to victory in the opening two games of the best-of-7 series.



Cavaliers close in on clinching series against Celtics

Irving went on to score 21 points in the third quarter, with 19 coming in a five-minute span. Irving finished with a postseason career high 42 points for the game. "The importance of a Game 4 - especially the way we came out in Game 3 - you know, in the back of my mind, I was like, I'm saying to myself, "We cannot-they can not tie up this series", said Irving.



LeBron James passes Michael Jordan to become all-time playoff scoring leader

James' overall playoff field goal percentage (48.2 percent) and 3-point accuracy (32.7 percent) are in range with Jordan (48.7 percent total, 33.2 percent from 3), however Jordan averaged 33.4 points in the playoffs. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue was a teammate of Jordan's with the Washington Wizards and said hearing Jordan and James linked these days is inevitable. "It has nothing to do with passing the rings, passing the points, passing MVPs", James said.