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Williamsburg speller eliminated in preliminary round of national spelling bee

In Round 3, Mills, Lucas Mooney, of Martinsburg, Andrew Gould, of Clarksburg, and Devesh Shah, of Wheeling, spelled their words correctly, making all three contenders for finals. Spellers were able to earn 30 maximum points from the written portion of the test. She's one of 40-students vying for the $40,000 grand prize. The conclusion of the bee will be broadcast live on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. Read More »

Ronaldo Helps Real Madrid Bag La Liga Crown


If it beats Juventus in the June 3 Champions League final it will lift the trophy-very literally-for a record 12th time and become the first team since AC Milan in 1989-1990 to repeat as European champion. After being interrupted by a group of players lead by vice-captain Marcelo spraying champagne, Zidane said that before thinking completing the double in Cardiff in a fortnight's time they would all be heading straight to the Cibeles fountain in central Madrid , where Los Blancos ... Read More »

Muguruza sweeps into French Open last 16

The fourth-seeded and the reigning champion outscored Putintseva 26-14 in winners, and reached the 73 per cent in winning on first serve, 24 percent higher than Putintseva, reports Xinhua news agency. Fifth-seeded Milos Raonic advanced to the fourth round of the French Open when opponent Guillermo Garcia-Lopez retired from the match with a left thigh injury. Read More »

England's Woakes out of Champions Trophy


The Warwickshire man had a scan on Thursday evening, with the results probably known to us by Friday morning. "Side strains are a big confidence thing, aren't they?" added Morgan. All of this slightly shifted the focus away from Ben Stokes , whose knee problem dominated the pre-match build-up. "He plays safe shots and scores at a run a ball". Read More »

Kevin Durant says he doesn't remember Rihanna staredown


What a dominant NBA Finals opener with the Warriors . The Cavaliers ripped their Eastern Conference rivals apart, but Golden State Warriors is a much stronger beast. Kerr's return could give them the sentimental boost they need to beat LeBron James and the Cavs. Undefeated in the playoffs, the Warriors have not lost a game since April 10, their second-to-last game of the regular season. Read More »

Ronaldo looks to break new ground at Champions League final

Yet to complete two full seasons as a senior coach, the Frenchman is leading Madrid in a second Champions League final . We're proud of that, but that's not enough. "I am aware that if I play well, I will be able to help my team so this would be the greatest gift I could give my team-mates". Zidane, the once hot-headed playmaker whose last act of an illustrious on-field career was slamming his head into the chest of Italy defender Marco Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup final, has ... Read More »

Seeded Murray Finished Strong to Reach Round Two in Paris


A year ago he lost the first two sets of his opening-round match against Radek Stepanek before fighting back to win in five. As well as being able to work on the practice court with his team on the days between matches, Murray welcomes the scope that playing over the best of five sets offers. Read More »

Djokovic, Muguzura, Nadal in action at French Open


His coach Thierry van Cleemput did and when he was asked if he was angry with the tournament for having the tarp on the court, he replied: "I don't think that this event will be followed by no consequences". "In the first set, she played well with fantastic defense and offense, too", Williams said. "I still do it", said fourth seed Muguruza, following her 7-5, 6-2 victory over Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors: NBA Finals Match Ups


The acquisition sent quakes throughout the National Basketball Association and all but assured the Warriors , who went on to post the league's best record, a ticket back to the Finals . "So we just got to continue to play great team defense". Cleveland nearly certainly needs the Kevin Love of the last round to have a chance at the upset. Read More »

Will throw up something new in Champions Trophy: Ashwin

England and Australia will lock horns in the final match of Group A at Edgbaston on June 10. The team has grown a lot since the 2015 World Cup under Mashrafe Mortaza. Following that, India will tackle Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Kia Oval. Ashwin feels that one needs to prepare keeping placid wickets in mind. Read More »

Wenger adamant Sanchez and Ozil will not leave Arsenal

Sanchez has been a key player for Arsenal since his arrival from Barcelona in 2014, scoring in two FA Cup final victories in his three seasons in north London. "When you sign a contract somewhere, you commit to give your best until the end of the last day of that contract". "I think his biggest problem is his body language, he's talked about it throughout the season and the latter part of the season, saying that's who he is, that's how he plays and he won't change". Read More »

Djokovic wins 4th set against Schwartzman

Serbia's Novak Djokovic argues with Portuguese chair umpire Carlos Ramos as he Argentina's Diego Schwartzman playing Djokovic during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, June 2, 2017 in Paris . Read More »

Kevin Durant was a dunking machine in Game 1

Durant had six dunks in the first half alone to match his most ever in a game , Curry hit six 3-pointers and the Cavaliers looked like the team that stumbled down the stretch in the second half of the season. "We will be ready to go on Sunday". "I think that's how Cleveland is going to approach it, make it a physical game ", Michael Cooper, now the coach of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream who went through some epic Lakers-Celtics battles as a player in the 1980s, said before the series ... Read More »

Charles Oakley rejects deal to have charges dropped in MSG incident

Oakley was arrested after a run-in with Madison Square Garden security on February 8 and charged with two misdemeanors of assault, two misdemeanors of harassment and one misdemeanor of trespassing. He has said that he felt targeted by security. The incident earned Oakley, who played ten seasons with the Knicks, a lifetime ban from the Garden, which was later lifted. Read More »

Brothers in arms: Curry pays tribute to Iverson in NBA Finals

I saw at least 10 Cavaliers fans on social media say " no big deal, remember what happened a year ago?". "I know we will play better". Following the Game 1 loss, the Cavaliers plan to learn from their mistakes and turn their focus squarely on doing what is necessary to even up the best-of-seven series at 1-1 before returning to Cleveland for Game 3 next Wednesday night. Read More »

Sato enjoys being toast of Manhattan as Indy 500 victor


Of course there was Dan Wheldon's win in 2005 and Dario Franchitti's in 2007, but the fact that the squad has wrapped up three of the last four 500s is more than coincidence. It's going to be huge. Forty-year-old Takuma Sato drew just enough speed from his Honda engine to pull out a victory in the final moments and beat three-time victor Helio Castroneves by.2011 seconds. Read More »

Rihanna, Kevin Durant seemed to have beef during Game 1


The Warriors won the 2015 championship but let a 3-1 lead slip previous year as James's Cavaliers finally brought the Larry O'Brien trophy back to Ohio. "We got to figure out how to combat that, which is going to be a tough challenge for us", he said. "We could be a lot better than we were tonight but in the Finals you get a 'W, ' we'll take it", Durant said. Read More »

Joe Root hits unbeaten ton as England thrash Bangladesh in Champions Trophy

Eight successive one-day victories preceded the seven-wicket loss to top-ranked South Africa on Monday in a dead game with the series in the bag but coach Trevor Bayliss remained confident about his team´s chances. "He and ( Alex) Hales have been very important to the way we've played as a team for quite a long time ". On his return from a maiden stint in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Woakes nursed a quadriceps niggle and missed two of the three one-dayers against South Africa that ... Read More »

Pens' Bonino a GTD for Game 3


Last night, Murray made 37 saves. It was a unsafe play , a borderline 5-minute major, and nothing was called. The Predators have been better in just about every measurable metric in the first two games of this series, yet due to their goaltender, they are down 2-0 and facing ominous history. Read More »

Cloud Computing holds off Classic Empire to win Preakness


He walked the stairs to the track's signature cupola before hoisting the Woodlawn Vase, his colt having bolted down the stretch to beat Classic Empire by a head in a photo finish of the second leg of the Triple Crown . In front of a record crowd of 140,327 at Pimlico, Always Dreaming was pressured throughout by Classic Empire in what looked set to be a dramatic two-horse showdown. Read More »

Nadal storms into French Open third round

Meanwhile, fourth seed Rafael Nadal literally demolished Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-0 6-1 6-0. "I played a solid match , hitting very well the ball with the forehand", Nadal said. But in general, very good tournament for me, and I have to keep working and we'll see for the future. Reigning champion Novak Djokovic is also through after beating Argentine Diego Schwartzman in five sets. Read More »

Kokrak in pole position at AT&T Byron Nelson but Spieth misses cut

When it was all said and done, Billy Horschel walked away the victor at TPC Four Season Las Colinas, defeating Jason Day on the first hole of the playoff. The Australian was edged in a play-off by Billy Horschel on Sunday, the result marking just his second top-10 finish of the year. "It's going in the right direction", Hahn said. Read More »

Who should start in goal for Nashville?


The Predators are scheduled to face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Satur. The Predators outshot the Penguins 18-12 in the first and 14-7 in the second. It wouldn't take much to be better than what happened in Pittsburgh . The Predators rallied to tie before Guentzel's go-ahead goal with 3:17 remaining put the Penguins ahead to stay . Read More »

Bryce Harper Starts Massive Brawl During Nationals & Giants Game

In what can only be described as an incredibly self-serving and stupid maneuver, Strickland rocketed a 98-mph fastball at Bryce Harper's hip, making contact on the first pitch. Punches thrown during Giants, Nationals game in San Francisco Fans say it involves a beef dating back more than two years ago. Baseball fights are usually more sizzle than steak, but this one will give us enough to chew on for quite awhile, as Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland came to blows on national ... Read More »

LeBron vs. Curry and Durant battle of the stars is finally here


Lue tries to build on the terrific start to his coaching career by becoming just the second National Basketball Association coach to win titles in his first two seasons. So why not want to see it again? The Cavaliers somehow might need more from him this year, as he'll need to be better defensively. "With them adding Durant and the way they're playing, the way we're playing, it can be even higher". Read More »

Bangladesh show they ain't afraid of England or the ICC Champions Trophy

Captain Eoin Morgan made clear after England's emphatic win over Bangladesh that there had been no indication beforehand of the injury Woakes suffered at The Oval . To chase 306 against any side, even in the ideal batting conditions of The Oval, is a challenge. Overall, this is only the fifth instance of a 300-plus target chased losing two or fewer wickets - twice by Sri Lanka, one each by India, Pakistan and England . Read More »

Forget Durant versus LeBron, it's all Durant-Rihanna now

Hayward suggested that Golden State's offense, particularly its ability to get out and run in the open court, might be too much for Cleveland to overcome. While Shaq's 41 points are surely impressive, he was a catch-and-finish type of player, not really amounting to many turnovers. Now in their unparalleled third NBA Finals match-up in a row with the Warriors coming out on top of the Cavs in Game 1 for the third time , Thursday's early ratings dipped a mere 5% from the record ... Read More »

Champions Trophy: Australia and New Zealand draw after play abandoned

Mitchell Starc , 10. Josh Hazlewood , 11. Later on, just at the stroke of lunch another spell of showers interrupted the match for the second time , which meant Australia's target was revised to 235 off 33 overs. The players were off the field after the fall of the wicket and no play was possible after that. Ronchi had his share of luck as Mitchell Starc dropped a simple chance at mid-on. Read More »

Coaching edge: Mike Brown's best move of NBA Finals Game 1

But the entertainment value remained high, in part, because television cameras focused on several courtside exchanges between singer Rihanna , a Cavaliers fan, and Kevin Durant , who led the Warriors with 38 points. "Us and them probably have been the best in the league at it, and that's why we're here. We got to figure out how to combat that, which is going to be a tough challenge for us". Read More »

Bill Snyder changes course, releases Corey Sutton to transfer


Due to the unfairness of the situation, Sutton appealed the program's decision. "We wish Corey the best as he continues his athletic and academic career". Sutton told ESPN on Friday that Snyder's comments about the failed drug tests are untrue. "I think our fans know what I'm about", Snyder said. Snyder said he believes prospects make a commitment to the program when they sign a national letter of intent, just as he makes a commitment to them with a scholarship. Read More »