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Cavaliers: 2017 NBA Finals Game 1 Preview

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Three big differences in this game played a factor in the game with turnovers (20-4), field goal percentage (42.5-34.9) and assists (31-15) all in the Warriors favor. By the end of the half, the Warriors led by eight points. The Warriors were disciplined and sharp, committing only four turnovers in the game. The first frame was perhaps the best quarter of his career. Read More »

Ramos, Madrid's 93rd-minute man, again a threat in CL final

Since this time a year ago, the Real Madrid and Portugal star has won the Champions League , the European Championship, the Fifa Club World Cup and La Liga. He added: "The only extra motivation that might help is that the president (Andrea Agnelli) said maybe we might find some Ferraris that pop up". More than 170,000 people are due to visit the Welsh capital on Saturday as Real Madrid face Juventus at the Principality Stadium . Read More »

Penguins explode in third, take 2-0 series lead on Predators

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne is under plenty of scrutiny after two games of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final . The Pens rolled by Nashville 4-1 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final . After two games in this series , the defensemen have added two points, while the top line has failed to add a point. Two Stanley Cup Final games later, and it's widely apparent that he hasn't. Read More »

Ariana Grande Promises to Return to Manchester: "We Won't Let Hate Win"

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The nine people who remain in custody are men ranging in age from 18 to 44, including a brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi , the British-born son of Libyan immigrants. Manchester's mayor Andy Burnham said he has contacted the US ambassador to the United Kingdom over the leaks to the media from the investigation into Monday's terrorist attack . Read More »

Wenger: We haven't made a bid for Mahrez... yet!

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Mahrez, 26, has announced his intention to leave 2015-16 Premier League champions Leicester , alerting Wenger and Arsenal . "I think the decision is not easy because they had some trouble during the season with some fans, so now we need to build a new team for next season". Read More »

Juventus, Madrid meet in Champions League final

A world champion with Italy in 2006 and eight-time Serie A victor with Juventus , Buffon finished on the losing side in his two previous Champions League finals in 2003 and 2015. Can Madrid break the curse and win two consecutive Champions League titles , defying what no other team has done before? Yet Zidane - who spent five seasons as a player at both Juve and Madrid - miraculously led the Galacticos to their second Champions League title in three years. Read More »

Champions League Final: Real Can Deal With Pressure, Says Zidane

We are here to bring home the trophy. "Tomorrow we must win". Having presided over incredible success in his season-and-a-half in charge, Zidane now has the full backing of Madrid's squad and his captain Ramos. He has been able to create a strong team spirit and is now one of the best managers in Europe. The only thing I can do is try to stop him by not conceding goals. Read More »

Zidane giving nothing away about Gareth Bale ahead of Cardiff final

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Everything we've done and achieved so far this season has been training for this match. Ramos scored in both 2014 and 2016 UCL deciders as Madrid lifted the trophy in dramatic circumstances, both times against neighbours Atletico Madrid, and Zinedine Zidane's side are now aiming to become the first team to retain the title in the competition's modern expanded format. Read More »

"Smashville" Gets Ready For Stanley Cup Final Spotlight

Alan Jackson is joining the Nashville Predators' Seventh Man squad in his own unique way by hosting a free concert downtown for game three of the Stanley Cup Final . "For 5½ periods, we like what we did". "We're going to stay consistent with that". "The shot where he had to scramble to stop Filip Forsberg, that's the only one where he was caught out of position". Read More »

Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs

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Yes, overreactions, quick takes, hot takes, and premature declarations abound after Game 1 of any series, let alone the NBA Finals . "I don't even remember that", Durant said. The Cavaliers are going to have to make some adjustments to slow down the Warriors . Durant and Curry scored or assisted on 75 of the Warriors' 93 points through three periods. Read More »

Ronaldo: Real Madrid better than Juve

Ronaldo, however, is unlikely to find much freedom against Juventus , a team with one of the best defenses in soccer. He made mistakes during the season that gave critics reason to question him, but proved his worth in the decisive stages of both the Spanish league and the Champions League, making hard saves at key moments to keep Madrid in contention for both titles . Read More »

Reporter Fired After Insensitive Tweet About Japanese Driver

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Frei later tweeted a lengthier apology, then deleted it and replaced with a revised version to remove the title of one of his books. Frei also released a long statement apologizing for the tweet and to Sato . In addition to removing the tweet, Frei apologized in attempt to regain what was left of his reputation as a notable journalist and author. That said, hopefully we can expect the Spaniard to once again be returning to the Indy 500 next year with intentions of winning the next time ... Read More »

James Haskell stays on message ahead of Provincial Barbarians clash

Every one of the match 23 will be desperate to get stuck in against the NZ Baa-baas and stick up their hand for a Test place, but we look at five players who Gatland will be paying special attention too. "Throughout the time he's captained me he's handled himself amazingly in all the situations he's been put in, obviously captaining Wales at such a young age and then the Lions ". Read More »

NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors flex its muscles Game 1

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Kevin Durant is adding more than 26 points per game , and was the leading scorer in the Game 1 blowout win on Thursday night. The Cavs can score. - The fifth, Shaun Livingston faked the Cavs out and Durant was left all alone. "(We'll) take 50 percent in four years in championships any day. "KD", James said when asked what stood out from Game 1 . Read More »

Phillies top Pirates 7-2 to end 4-game losing streak

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Nova was the NL Pitcher of the Month in April but is winless in his last three starts. For most of the season, the Phillies have looked better offensively than they did a year ago but the pitching has been awful. He ran it up to 100 miles per hour in his last appearance. Chad Kuhl worked five scoreless innings in the Pirates' win over the Phillies on Sunday. Read More »

Jeremy Thrush predicts New Zealand will whitewash British & Irish Lions

Employing crash-ball centres may work against the Wallabies, but, while physical power will of course remain crucial, something more varied and unpredictable will be required against the All Blacks. The key examples here are 1989 and 1993. They were now established in global terms, and further successes against Australia followed, although New Zealand had emerged as their toughest opponents. Read More »

Gatland stresses team harmony in Lions selections

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Gavin Hastings: I'm hugely excited, for the boys out there really, knowing what it is like to take part in a Lions tour. The saga has been given a fair airing from the United Kingdom press in the lead-up to this year's series, and no doubt will continue be in the countdown to the first test. Read More »

Twins hit trio of 2-run homers to beat Angels 11-5

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Grossman then hit a two-run homer of his own, a blast to right that gave the Twins a 4-0 lead after Brian Dozier had singled. "He was on everything". Calhoun entered the game hitting.207. The Angels' Andrelton Simmons, who led off with a single, was thrown out at third on a bloop single to left by Calhoun. Read More »

Tamim ton lifts Bangladesh to 305-6 in Champions Trophy

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Woakes, who bowled only two overs yesterday, was having a scan last night but the signs were that England will have to call up a replacement today. Pakistan will take on India on Sunday in its first game of champions trophy, the high voltage match is considered as most awaited game of the tournament. Read More »

The best day of Zinedine Zidane's life as players invade

Los Blancos sealed their title win on the final day of La Liga with a 2-0 away win over Malaga on Sunday. 'We deserve it, ' said Cristiano Ronaldo , who scored the first goal in a 2-0 win inside two minutes. "We have been intense and focussed throughout the year". "It is totally normal, they were happy at winning the league and that is that - they had to celebrate". Read More »

Real will treat 15th European Cup final like a first - Ramos

And the time spent resting paid off, as he scored 14 goals in his last nine matches, for his best run of the season. It's Gianluigi Buffon v Cristiano Ronaldo and Dani Alves versus Marcelo . In the knockout stage, Real Madrid eliminated Napoli and then Bayern Munich in extra time . Arrigo Sacchi's great Milan side were the last to be crowned European champions for a second year running in 1990, but since the competition morphed into the Champions League that feat has proved ... Read More »

Djokovic and Nadal make winning starts at Roland Garros

But Djokovic split with those coaches, as well as other members of his entourage, hoping to regain the groove that made him the first man in almost a half-century to win four consecutive majors. "Last year, I started to feel I had to change something", Djokovic told French sports daily L'Equipe. After Granollers hit a delightful shot around the net post and inside the tramlines in the third set, Djokovic clapped and walked to the net to high-five his opponent. Read More »

Reds vs. Indians, Game 1: Preview/Predictions Thread

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In his last appearance, he threw for just 2 1/2 innings, allowing six runs on seven hits against Tampa Bay Rays. In his first start since September, Peacock allowed the lone hit and struck out eight in 4 1/3 innings. Jason Kipnis homered to plate the only run for the Indians, extending his hitting streak to eight games while marking the sixth straight contest - and seventh in the last eight - in which he recorded an RBI. Read More »

Ducks F Rakell out for Game 5

Forget last goal wins. Following up on Filip Forsbergs rebound, Aberg got off a shot before diving over a fallen Anaheim defender. And it's up to us to score more goals than they do. Ducks goaltender John Gibson missed the final two periods with a lower-body injury. The Predators will have the luxury of playing in front of their loyal fans with a chance to eliminate the Anaheim Ducks . Read More »

Zinedine Zidane giving nothing away about Gareth Bale ahead of Cardiff final

Not since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990 has a side conquered Europe two years in a row, but holders Real can equal that impressive feat if they defeat Juventus in Cardiff on Saturday. The more creative Francisco " Isco " Alarcon might retain his place in the lineup instead. Zidane was less keen to say whether in-form playmaker Isco or fit-again winger Gareth Bale would start the game, but did say that being in peak physical condition was an important consideration at this stage of the ... Read More »

Valley fans travel to Pittsburgh to cheer on Penguins

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Subban, a Predators fan throwing a catfish onto the ice and the Penguins enduring a 37-minute shot drought and scoring the victor on the next shot they took. "(Tuesday) we tried to look at some of the things we can do better. "All three goals in the third period were odd-man rushes". "When you lose a couple of games and get pulled, you're obviously not happy with how things went", said Rinne, who was last pulled on February 21. Read More »

Tiger Woods' DUI arrest

But the 41-year-old golfer has undergone multiple back surgeries and hasn't played competitive golf since he was forced to pull out of the Dubai Desert Classic in February. Woods, who is recovering from back surgery, apologised and said he took "full responsibility" after spending almost four hours in jail. His auto showed signs of "fresh damage" on the driver's side of the vehicle, according to the records. Read More »

Marco Andretti has 2 chances to bounce back at Detroit GP

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Coming into this year's Indy 500, if anyone had predicted a Formula One driver to win it, that driver was in all likelihood Fernando Alonso, not Takuma Sato . The margin of victory was 0.2011 seconds - and it was redemption for Sato, who crashed while trying to beat Dario Franchitti on the final lap of the 2012 race. Read More »

Murray out to inflict pain on Del Potro after recent 'battles'

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The 22-year-old British No 2 has used his huge forehand to bulldoze his way to straight-sets wins over Gastao Elias and Renzo Olivo and now meets South Africa's Kevin Anderson. The big question mark surrounds Del Potro's fitness. Juan Martin del Potro is still working his way back up the rankings after his career was almost ended by wrist problems and he was always likely to be an early obstacle for one of the top seeds. Read More »

Juventus great Buffon still driven by fear

The conditions this time will be a little different. That simple fact, that freight of history, is enough to caution against trusting too heavily in the many credentials of potential champions that Juve , the so-called Old Lady of Italian football , bring into Saturday night's tantalising, enthralling showdown in Cardiff. Read More »

Warriors rout Cavs in Game One

He is having a rather disappointing postseason for Golden State this year, averaging only 14.4 points per game in this year's playoffs. Once Stephen Curry clicked, it was lights out for Golden State. We may actually have a storyline worth following in the Finals after all. "My heart goes out to him", NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The Cleveland Cavaliers flipped the switch. Read More »

LeBron: Durant the difference between Cavs and Warriors

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And the Warriors and Cavaliers ranked No. 1 and No. 2 during the regular season with effective field goal percentages of 56.3 and 54.7 percent, respectively - significantly higher than the league average (51.4 percent) and the highest total eFG% among teams making the Finals since 1980. Read More »