NBA Playoff Preview

Sport News 24/7 By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport We have finally reached the NBA playoff s.  Here’s the lowdown on the first round match-ups and who I think will get to the NBA finals.  Remember, it's the best out of seven each series and the higher ranked team have home court advantage. Eastern Conference First Round (1) Atlanta Hawks vs. (8) Brooklyn Nets The Atlanta Hawks ending up as the number one seed from the east was quite surprising.  I...

NBA Rookie Of The Year Race

Sport News 24/7 By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport The end of the regular NBA season is fast approaching and with the teams fighting for the final playoff spots there's one award that is equally as tight - 'Rookie of the Year'.  It's hard being a young star in the game but for me there are three players that have stood out this season: In third place is the Philadelphia 76ers centre Nerlens Noel.  Known for his hi-top fade hairstyle he's...

Woods’ Masters return a welcome sideshow

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport Early April.  The sweet smell of Spring is in the air.  Flowers are blooming, the weather gets warmer and the evenings get longer.  The perfect time therefore to park yourself in front of the TV for four days solid and watch wall-to-wall coverage of golf’s first major of the year – The Masters. Since announcing his comeback last week from his self-imposed exile, four-time Masters champion Tiger Woods...

Can anyone stop the Cleveland Cavaliers in the East?

Sport News 24/7 By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport The stars are coming together in the East as the NBA play-offs are fast approaching.  The question is: can anyone derail Lebron's Cavaliers train? 'The King' looks set to take his new team to the NBA Eastern Finals unless there's a big upset along the way.  As I have mentioned before Lebron James is the best player and biggest name in the NBA and this season he returned to his home team...

NBA – Russell Westbrook & Oklahoma City Thunder

Sport News 24/7 By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport A return to the Western Conference this week.  Let’s look at the stars of the NBA and who could be leading their team to the play-offs and the big prize of a NBA Championship. At the start of the year many would have expected the Oklahoma City Thunder to be comfortably in the play-offs given the players at their disposal.  With the likes of Russell Westbrook, along with last year's MVP Kevin...

“It’s about giving something to the community”

Sport News 24/7 By Noy Shani  @NoyShani  @TLE_Sport As part of The London Economic diversity in sport series, Noy Shani takes a look at how one man's dream and dedication is making a difference to others in the West Midlands. Birmingham City Council could not ignore the talent of one man who changed his own life and set a target to help as many people as possible through the sport of kickboxing. Alex Vorfi, 28, will feature as a kickboxing coach as part of the council’s...

It’s Never Too Late

Sport News 24/7 By Noy Shani  @NoyShani  @TLE_Sport A 28-year-old Table Tennis player has won third place in his first national para competition earlier this month.Sweden-born Martin Polash bagged the bronze medal in the Open Table Tennis Championship, part of the BATTAD Grand Prix series in the Waterside Table Tennis Centre in Southampton.Professional salesman Polash, who is classified as grade 7 in terms of his disability, as set by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), was born with diminished movement...

NBA – James Harden v Stephen Curry

Sport News 24/7 By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport The NBA season is hotting up.  The rush for the playoff places is getting intense.  Here’s the lowdown on a couple of the Western conference’s top players.  The West is known as the stronger conference of the NBA, and for me there's one Warrior and one Rocket who at the minute are leading their teams on the road to glory. The first, known for his trademark beard, is James Harden, without doubt...

NBA – Cleveland Cavaliers and Lebron James

Sport News 24/7 By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport The NBA starts to get very serious at this time of year, their marquee fixture 'All-Star Weekend' is where best players from the Eastern Conference go against the best of the Western Conference in an exhibition game.  Mix that up with a celebrity game, a slam dunk & three point contest and it's all a bit of fun. The seriousness does kick in now and in the coming weeks I will review...

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