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5 best athletes for the week 23 May - 30 May
5 best athletes for the week 23 May - 30 May

As part of our ongoing series, we profile five of the best sporting performances from a week that saw the finals for the UEFA Champions League and the Indian Premier League among others: Gareth Bale Bale won his second Champions League title with Real MadridWinger Gareth Bale’s side, Real Madrid, won the Champions League last week as they beat Atletico Madrid, and the Welsh footballer was instrumental in victory for his side.Bale assis

May 30 2016
2016 West Finals: Splash brothers help Warriors outlast nervous Thunder, force Game 7
2016 West Finals: Splash brothers help Warriors outlast nervous Thunder, force Game 7

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were the heroes for Golden State in Game 6.[1] Golden State Warriors 108-101 [3] Oklahoma City Thunder [Series tied 3-3]Nince times defending champions have gone down 3-1 in a Playoff series and only twice they have fought back to win the series – The 1979 Washington Bullets and the 1995 Houston Rockets. The current reigning champions of the NBA, the Golden State Warriors are halfway there, hav

May 29 2016
2016 East Finals: LeBron and the Cavaliers eliminate Raptors in Game 6, book second straight Finals berth
2016 East Finals: LeBron and the Cavaliers eliminate Raptors in Game 6, book second straight Finals berth

LeBron James celebrates with teammate J.R. Smith after clinching the Eastern Conference for the second straight season.[1] Cleveland Cavaliers 113-87 [2] Toronto Raptors [Cleveland win series 4-2]Cleveland Cavaliers take care of business on the road clinching the Conference Finals against the Toronto Raptors and booking an NBA Finals berth for the second straight year. Since LeBron James returned to Cleveland in the summer of the 2014 the Ca

May 28 2016
MVP Stephen Curry and LeBron James headline All-NBA First Team
MVP Stephen Curry and LeBron James headline All-NBA First Team

LeBron James and Stephen CurryAll-NBA First Team The first ever unanimous MVP Stephen Curry was the only unanimous pick for the All-NBA First Team, the NBA announced on Thursday afternoon. He received first place votes on all of the 129 ballots. This is Curry’s second straight selection to the All-NBA First Team.Curry (645 points) was joined by Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James (637 points), who received 125 of a possible 129

May 27 2016
2016 East Finals: Cavaliers embarrass Raptors in 38 point blowout Game 5 win
2016 East Finals: Cavaliers embarrass Raptors in 38 point blowout Game 5 win

LeBron James charges towards the basket in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.[1] Cleveland Cavaliers 116-78 [2] Toronto Raptors [Cleveland lead series 3-2]Right from the opening tip, the Cleveland Cavaliers seemed the more determined and desperate team, jumping to an 18 point lead after the first 12 minutes. Every time the Cavaliers have a won a game in this series, it’s been on the back of a run made by the team, and Game 5 was no di

2016 NBA East Finals: Lowry and DeRozan carry Raptors to Game 4 win, tie series 2-2
2016 NBA East Finals: Lowry and DeRozan carry Raptors to Game 4 win, tie series 2-2

DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry were brilliant for the Raptors[1] Cleveland Cavaliers 99-105 [2] Toronto Raptors [Series tied 2-2]The shooting struggles of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan over the course of this post-season have been well documented but both of them came up big to help the Raptors win Game 4 at home and head back to Cleveland with the series tied at 2 games a piece. Unlike much of the Playoffs, the duo of Lowry and DeRozan contrib

May 24 2016
5 best athletes for the week 16 May - 23 May
5 best athletes for the week 16 May - 23 May

Part of our series on the standout athletic performances of the week sees cricket, tennis and some spirited badminton performances take centrestage:Virat KohliLeading the Royal Challengers from the front, contributing significantly with the batThe mercurial Indian batsman has on top of his game at the 2016 Indian Premier League, scoring tons in quick succession to add to his growing list of batting records.Captaining the Royal Challengers Bangalo

May 23 2016
NBA East Finals: Raptors win Game 3 at home, hand Cavaliers first 2016 Playoff loss
NBA East Finals: Raptors win Game 3 at home, hand Cavaliers first 2016 Playoff loss

DeMar Derozan and Bismack Biyombo[1] Cleveland Cavaliers 84-99 [2] Toronto Raptors [Cleveland leads series 2-1]DeMar DeRozan recorded a game-high 32 points, center Bismack Biyombo grabbed a franchise record 26 rebounds and Kyle Lowry had 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists as the Toronto Raptors, who were hosting their first ever Conference Finals game, dealt the Cleveland Cavaliers their first loss of this post-season by winning Game 3.&nbs

May 22 2016
2016 NBA East Finals: Cavaliers remain unbeaten in Playoffs, take 2-0 series lead
2016 NBA East Finals: Cavaliers remain unbeaten in Playoffs, take 2-0 series lead

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are just two wins away from returning to the NBA Finals.The Cleveland Cavaliers made easy work of the Toronto Raptors for a second game in a row, cruising to a commanding 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. Cleveland’s Game 2 win is also their 10th consecutive these Playoffs, making them only the fourth team to start a post-season 10-0, after the 1989 Los Angeles Lakers, 2001 Laker

May 20 2016
2016 NBA Conference Finals: Irving, James help Cavs get off to a winning start
2016 NBA Conference Finals: Irving, James help Cavs get off to a winning start

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving played a key role to help the Cavs get off to a good start After the Thunder inflicted a stunning loss on the Warriors, the 2015 runners-up Cleveland Cavaliers had no such hiccups as they inflicted an 115-84 loss over the Toronto Raptors at the Quicken Loans Arena in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.Kyrie Irving starred for the Cavaliers with 27 points on the night and was well supported by LeBron James w

May 18 2016
NBA Eastern Conference Finals: 5 players who can make the biggest impact
NBA Eastern Conference Finals: 5 players who can make the biggest impact

Kyle Lowry and LeBron James are set for battle in the Eastern Conference FinalsThe Eastern Conference Finals starts tomorrow and while it may seem fairly obvious that the first and second seeds in the East face-up in the Finals, the path to the finals of the Cavs and the Raptors couldn’t possibly have been more varied.While the Cavs steamrolled their way to the Finals blowing the Hawks and the Pistons off the court with their high-powe

May 17 2016
2016 NBA Playoffs: Kevin Love powers Cavs into Eastern Conference finals; Durant stars in big win for Thunder
2016 NBA Playoffs: Kevin Love powers Cavs into Eastern Conference finals; Durant stars in big win for Thunder

Kevin Love was the star for the CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers 100-99 Atlanta HawksIn what proved to be a nail-biting contest at the Phillips Arena, the Cleveland Cavaliers prevailed over the Atlanta Hawks by a solitary point to book their place in the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night. Led by a terrific Kevin Love(27 points), who was well supported by LeBron James(21 points), the 2015 runners-up edged the visitors 100-99 to ensure tha

May 9 2016
2016 NBA Playoffs: Cavs take commanding 3-0 lead; Spurs retake home court advantage
2016 NBA Playoffs: Cavs take commanding 3-0 lead; Spurs retake home court advantage

Iman Shumpert, Kevin Love and LeBron James starred for the Cavs[1] Cleveland Cavaliers 121-108 [4] Atlanta Hawks [Cleveland lead series 3-0]Down 0-2 in the series and desperately in need of a win in the series to remain competitive, the Atlanta Hawks started Thabo Sefolosha in place of Kyle Korver. The trick seemed to work right up until the Atlanta went cold on offense in the last eight minutes of the game.Leading 103-99 with eight minutes

May 7 2016
2016 NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers thrash Hawks in Game 2, take 2-0 series lead
2016 NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers thrash Hawks in Game 2, take 2-0 series lead

LeBron James and Cleveland have now won their last nine games against the Atlanta Hawks.[1] Cleveland Cavaliers 123-98 [4] Atlanta Hawks (Cleveland leads series 2-0)In Game 1, the Cleveland Cavaliers needed a 17-5 run in the last four and a half minutes to seal a win. In Game 2, however, the Cavs made sure it didn’t come to that. the home team went on a 19-4 run in the last five and a half minutes of the first quarter and never looked

May 5 2016
NBA Dream Team: 2016 Playoffs edition Round 1
NBA Dream Team: 2016 Playoffs edition Round 1

The 2016 NBA Playoffs have been a mixed bag so far, in terms of competitiveness. Teams like the Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder have breezed into the next round in either four or five games.The other four match-ups have been hard fought and have been pushed to Game 6 or in some cases Game 7. Second seeded in the East, the Toronto Raptors would not have expected a flight back to Indianapo

Apr 30 2016
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