May 2018

Zidane steps away from Real Madrid after 3rd straight Champions League title

Zinedine Zidane during the press conference.After accomplishing the impossible, Zinedine Zidane is leaving Real Madrid. No team had captured consecutive Champions League titles since the format was introduced in the early 1990s, but under Zidane’s guidance, Real Madrid set a new standard with three straight titles, which is why his job appeared secure.

Warriors and Cavaliers meet in NBA Finals for 4th straight time

Kevin Durant and LeBron James shake hands after a game.And so they meet again. The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are facing each other in the NBA Finals four the fourth straight time, becoming the fourth and fifth franchises in NBA history to accomplish such a streak.

Verlander reaching new heights at 35 years old with Astros

Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) in the second inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY SportsThe defending champion Houston Astros are off to a solid start, leading the American League West and sporting the lowest runs allowed in MLB by a sizable margin.

Vegas awaits East winner in Stanley Cup Final

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly presents Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland (5) with the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl after defeating the Winnipeg Jets in the Western Conference Final of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Terrence Lee-USA TODAY SportsLess than a year ago the hockey world was awaiting the arrival of the Vegas Golden Knights.

LeBron’s legacy at stake as Celtics eye conference final sweep

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to not getting a foul called during the third quarter of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden.LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers face a must-win situation at home in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final on Thursday.

Capitals in control of conference final vs Lightning

Washington Capitals center Lars Eller (20) scores a goal on Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the second period of game two of the Eastern Conference Final in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena.</body></html>

Fortnite fiasco engulfing Red Sox pitcher Price

David Price sheers on his teammates from the dugout.Is a video game behind David Price’s ugly earned run average? That’s what Boston sports media are wondering, putting the popular online game called Fortnite into an unlikely spotlight. Price revealed his habit of playing Fortnite during downtime in the clubhouse last week in a recent interview, and he was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome on Wednesday, leaving Red Sox beat reporters to connect the dots.

Stevens guides undermanned Celtics to conference final

Brad Stevens made a name for himself coaching an unheralded Butler team to the Final Four in consecutive NCAA tournaments, and now he’s doing the same thing in the NBA with the Boston Celtics.

Canadian pitcher Paxton throws no-hitter on home soil

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton (65) celebrates after pitching a no hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

Cavaliers completely sweep top-seeded Raptors

For the third year in a row, the Toronto Raptors ended their season by losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers.