Warriors aim to put Spurs away in Game 4

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San Antonio's sense of humor was still there Sunday.

Gregg Popovich predicted that Golden State stayed out way late after winning Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, celebrating with burgers and sundaes before spending Sunday playing poker. Manu Ginobili, amid plenty of questions about whether his career is ending, said the Spurs planned to lose the first three games of this series simply to make their comeback look more impressive.

The laughs seemed helpful.

Preds 1 win from first Stanley Cup Final

NASVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators don't have their top center, and their captain is day to day with an upper-body injury.

They still have Pekka Rinne in net.

And the Predators have a chance at history on their own ice, a win away from the first Stanley Cup Final berth in the franchise history. (MORE)

Border police: Kanter passport canceled

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Romanian border police said Turkish authorities canceled the passport of Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, who was briefly detained at a Romanian airport.

Spokesman Fabian Badila told The Associated Press on Monday that Kanter arrived Saturday at about 1 p.m. from Frankfurt at Bucharest's Henri Coanda Airport, traveling on a Turkish passport.

"My colleagues discovered ... that the passport had been canceled by Turkish authorities, and legally he is not allowed to enter Romania," Badila said. (MORE)

Zimmer takes time after last eye surgery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will be taking some time away from the team to recover from multiple eye surgeries.

The Vikings say Zimmer is expected to return "in a few weeks."

Zimmer has undergone eight surgeries on his right eye, where he suffered a detached retina, since Nov. 1. He reported the latest surgery last week, and said he wasn't sure if he would need more. (MORE)

SJSU S Miller recovering from stabbing

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Authorities say a San Jose State football player is recovering Monday after being stabbed in a weekend off-campus fight.

The Mercury News reports (http://bayareane.ws/2qcfMsz ) that university officials identified the victim as junior Chad Miller.

He started three games at safety for the Spartans last season. (MORE)

Celts stun Cavs on Bradley last-second 3

CLEVELAND (AP) Leprechauns are imaginary. Celtic pride is very real.

Avery Bradley's 3-pointer danced on the rim and dropped with less than a second left and Boston, blown out in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals and playing without star Isaiah Thomas, stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 on Sunday night in Game 3 to end the champions' 13-game postseason winning streak.

Bradley's shot from the left wing - off a play designed by coach Brad Stevens - bounced on the rim four times before going down. It capped a furious, focused comeback by the Celtics, who trailed by 21 in the third quarter before rallying to tighten up a series that appeared to be over. (MORE)

Penguins rout Sens 7-0 to grab 3-2 lead

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan calls it "getting to our game."

It means he wants his team to attack opponents with speed, aggression and a dash of responsibility.

Physically translated, it looks like the 60 minutes the defending Stanley Cup champions put together Sunday in a 7-0 demolition of the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final. (MORE)

Big decisions for players, coaches in EPL offseason

LONDON (AP) Few will be able to choreograph their farewells like Chelsea captain John Terry. Many players and managers in the English Premier League are in for messier departures in the close season.

Nowhere in the league is there more uncertainty than at Arsenal, a club at a crossroads and out of the Champions League for the first time in two decades.

So much intrigue surrounds the fate of Arsene Wenger because the manager's contract is expiring without confirmation on whether he will remain for a 22nd season. Months of ambiguity created a "psychological environment" that Wenger acknowledged was "absolutely horrendous" for his players. (MORE)

Mainz parts ways with coach Schmidt after difficult season

MAINZ, Germany (AP) Bundesliga side Mainz and coach Martin Schmidt are going their separate ways after a difficult season.

Mainz sporting director Rouven Schroeder says, "This mutual and amicable termination of our cooperation comes after a very frank and honest conversation" and that the club needs "a new impulse and perspective" going forward.

Schmidt, the club's former under-23 coach, oversaw 29 wins and 18 draws from 81 Bundesliga games, but the side was one of several in danger of relegation till the last day of the season. (MORE)

Nonstop celebrations for Madrid after winning league title

MADRID (AP) Real Madrid's title celebrations show no sign of abating.

The Spanish champions celebrated through the night after winning their 33rd league title on Sunday, and continued the festivities on Monday by meeting with local officials and fans at some of the city's iconic sites.

The players arrived in Madrid at about 2:30 a.m. (0030 GMT) and went to meet the estimated 50,000 fans who had been waiting since the end of team's match in the southern coastal city of Malaga. Madrid won 2-0 to finish three points ahead of Barcelona. (MORE)

Moyes quits Sunderland after relegation from EPL

LONDON (AP) Sunderland manager David Moyes has resigned after the team's relegation from the English Premier League.

The former Manchester United coach announced his decision at a meeting with the club hierarchy in London on Monday.

Owner chairman Ellis Short says "having worked tirelessly throughout the campaign to avoid relegation from the Premier League, David has chosen to leave the club without compensation, which is testament to his character." (MORE)


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