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Your 2 Cents: OU Head Coach Bob Stoops Announces Retirement

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday, a stunning offseason move by the 56-year-old future Hall of Famer who led the Sooners to 10 conference championships and a national title in 18 seasons. It's extremely rare in college athletics to have no change in these leadership positions over a almost 20-year span. They both played an enormous role in all our successes. Read More »

South Korea's Suspends THAAD Missile Deployment


USA officials say the Chinese complaints over THAAD's powerful "X-band" radar are unfounded and have alternatively pushed on China, which is North Korea's main ally and trade partner, to work with Washington toward pressuring Pyongyang into abandoning its nuclear weapons and missile provocations . Read More »

French Open 2017: Andy Murray beats Kei Nishikori in quarter-finals


Murray's display will not give Wawrinka any sleepless nights, but he will remember how outstandingly well the world number one played to beat him in four sets in last year's semi-final. There's no silver lining to his latest defeat and nothing to build upon from the tournament, which wouldn't have been the case had he not wilted after the first set and phoned in the third. Read More »

Red Sox place Eduardo Rodriguez on 10-day DL

He gave up five earned on 10 hits in 5.0 innings against his old team the White Sox in his last start, which gives him four starts in his last five where he's coughed up three or more earned. David Price will make his second start of the season for the Boston Red Sox and the 250 of his career Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles , and the Red Sox are certainly happy to have one of their aces back. Read More »

Warriors top Cavaliers and move to brink of NBA title

For the Cavs their plight is even worse than the one they faced last season, when they created history by becoming the first team to come from 3-1 down to win the best-of-seven series 4-3. Not after getting this close , not after enduring so much heat for turning his back on the Thunder , not with a chance to put the Cavaliers in an insurmountable hole. Read More »

Djokovic stunned by Thiem in French Open quarters


Thiem, who reached the semi-finals a year ago when he lost to Djokovic, will face nine-times champion Rafa Nadal next. Defending champion Novak Djokovic was ousted in the quarterfinals of the French Open on Wednesday after being knocked off by sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem in straight sets at Roland Garros . Read More »

Lineups the same, Warriors-Cavs tipoff Game 3

The game will air on ABC, and can be streamed on The Cleveland Cavaliers came into the third game of the NBA Finals in a dispiriting but familiar position after two Golden State blowouts. "And just we obviously - we want 16 wins; it doesn't matter how we get there. But now that we're in this situation, why not take care of business and finish the job?" "We missed shots", he said. Read More »

Dabrowski-Bopanna win mixed doubles title


The eighth-seeded Nishikori is in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the seventh time . They will face either 16th-seeded Colombian duo Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah or Ryan Harrison of the United States and Michael Venus of New Zealand. Read More »

Juventus coach Allegri extends contract through 2020


After signing the renewal of his contract, Allegri is set to plan the next signing market for Juventus , which has already incorporated young Uruguayan midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur from Boca Juniors. The deal is reportedly worth up to 8 million euros ($9 million) per season, including bonuses. Under Allegri, Juventus have won 84 of 114 Serie A matches, scoring 269 goals and conceding 71, the club added. Read More »

Kellogg's sues French Open player over using nickname 'Special K'


Kellogg, which dominates the Australian cereal market, promotes Special K as a healthy, low-fat, low-sugar breakfast, often featuring physical activity in its advertisements. Thanasis Kokkinakis recently returned to Grand Slam action at the French Open. It may be an uphill battle for him, however, as Kellogg's has owned the trademark for Special K since 1959 in Australia. Read More »

Cavaliers vs. Warriors, Game 3

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that Durant has played with goal throughout the series. "Kyrie and LeBron had it going the whole game, but that's pretty taxing to go one-on-one the whole game", Kerr said. Former Celtic Paul Pierce, who started a social media firestorm this week for suggesting Durant had surpassed LeBron James as the world's best player, had fun after Durant made what is probably the series-winning 3. Read More »

Golden State Warriors eyeing 16-0

Not to mention, Ginobili's Hall of Fame induction will be more about his longevity, his worldwide play and the Spurs' team accomplishments, than it will be for his individual greatness. Then the Warriors had the same thing happen to them against Cleveland in the Finals. But Durant was not going to be denied. Curry, who has benefited more than any other player by Durant's arrival and is healthy in these NBA Finals, added 13 rebounds and six assists. Read More »

NBA's Warriors on brink of making pro sports history

Game 3 against Golden State is Wednesday at 9 Quicken Loans Arena. CLEVELAND-The Golden State Warriors know they will be in hostile territory at the Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday when the National Basketball Association final resumes, but things started ridiculously early. Read More »

Cavaliers weigh moving Shumpert into starting lineup


A healthy Curry followed up a 28-point Game 1 with his first postseason triple-double on Sunday with 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. "If I say role players always play good at home, and I play like, then that wipes that out", Thompson said. Read More »

Dhawan, Dhoni drive India after cautious start


But here, with the pacers not picking up the early wickets, there was pressure on the first change bowler. Ravindra Jadeja had conceded 13 runs off his first two overs. The score was 196 for three in the 33rd over and Mathews (52 not out) joined Perera (47 retired hurt) at the crease for the partnership that would decide the match. Read More »

Real Madrid chiefs warn relucant De Gea: There's others we can sign


Out of the 7, Pepe has already confirmed that he is leaving while Fabio Coentrao is also heading for an exit. United manager Jose Mourinho has always insisted that he was keen to keep De Gea at Old Trafford, even though he dropped him from his team in the final weeks of the season as he selected Sergio Romero for matches that included the Europa League final. Read More »

Bopanna-Dabrowski clinch French Open mixed doubles title


Bopanna, with then partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan , finished runners-up in the 2010 US Open men's doubles to the Bryan brothers. "We relaxed a little more in the second set, and we started playing our game". On the previous day, we saw some nail-biting matches, where Dominic Thiem, considered to be one of the dark horse in the tournament, ended reigning champions Novak Djokovic's journey while Simona Halep came from behind to beat Elina Svitolina 3-6, 8-6, 6-0. Read More »

Dominic Thiem preparing for 'toughest match' against Rafael Nadal

In another men's quarter-final match , top seeded Andy Murray of Great Britain needed two hours and 39 minutes to overcome eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (0), 6-1. Meanwhile, Simona Halep produced an incredible escape act to reach the French Open semi-finals on Wednesday, while Karolina Pliskova ended the run of the lone remaining home hope Caroline Garcia. Read More »

Warriors set to make their claim as NBA's best ever

This late-game push was dotted with confidence, Curry saying the Warriors were "calm" in a building that hasn't been too welcoming of late. Cavaliers head coach Ty Lue resisted the urge to shuffle things up. It'll be tough for them to summon a similar physical effort on Friday. "Steph Curry added 26 and was the Warriors leading rebounder with 13". All three players-Durant, Curry and James-are having great series, but it's clear which of the trio is carrying the biggest burden. Read More »

Tehran attackers were Iranian IS recruits

Mr Trump had said he prayed for the victims of yesterday's attacks that were claimed by the so-called Islamic State , but added that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote ". A senior Interior Ministry official told Iran's state TV the male attackers wore women's attire. That statement of solidarity with the victims was notable because of the deep distrust between the USA and Iran. Read More »

Ryan Lochte & Fiancée Kayla Rae Reid Welcome a Baby Boy!


Lochte tweeted an announcement mid-morning, saying the boy's name is Caiden Zane Lochte. 7lbs, 14 oz, 22 inches. Reid confirmed the surprise news on social media, writing, "Just when you think you have it all figured out, life always surprises you with blessings when least expect it". Read More »

Warriors top Cavaliers to move one win from perfection

Smith is one NBA player who walks to the beat of his own drum and that was never more evident than following the Cleveland Cavaliers' heartbreaking loss in Game 3 of the NBA Finals . Forward Kevin Love went 1-9 from the field, including 1-7 from three, but did have six steals. The Warriors faced their biggest challenge on Wednesday night, but Kevin Durant was able to lead the team in the final minutes. Read More »

India aim to seal final four spot

Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews speaks during a press conference at the Oval cricket ground in London , yesterday. Sri Lanka was dealt another blow on Wednesday, when Chamara Kapugedera injured his knee while fielding. They might continue with the same set of players. Dhawan, who had been content to let Rohit lead India's charge, imposed himself more intensively after his partner's dismissal. Read More »

Predators even Stanley Cup final at 2-2, beat Penguins 4-1


Their first opportunity to do so is Game 5 of the series on Thursday (7 p.m., NBC ). Nashville's Pekka Rinne had similar home success (1.01/.962) and road failure (4.71/.778) in this series but there was little chance the Predators were replacing their longest-running player with rookie Juuse Saros in the first home Cup final game in their history. Read More »

Pepe Confirms He's To Leave Real Madrid This Summer


Sources then leaked a story suggesting United had rejected Real Madrid's latest £60m bid to sign De Gea, two years after his move to link up with the Spanish giants had collapsed on transfer deadline day due to the deal not being able to be ratified in time. Read More »

Warriors eyeing record after Game 3 win in Finals

Throughout the second half Wednesday night, Cleveland had hope. And then, quite suddenly, it wasn't. They don't just do one pre-game video montage perfectly syncopated to classic rock anthems, presented in microscopic detail on the massive HD screen above the court. Read More »

Champions trophy 2017: Showers rescue struggling Australia


Earlier, Ronchi - born in New Zealand but raised in Australia , for whom he played seven limited-overs internationals in 2008-09 - provided some entertainment with three sixes and nine fours in a 43-ball salvo as a pinch-hitting opener. - Williamson has high hopes for New Zealand's star opener. Placed in Group A alongside New Zealand , Bangladesh and England , the reigning World Cup champions face the hard task of adjusting fast to the demands of the 50-over version of the game and to ... Read More »

Former Bills WR found dead in Indiana


Police and rescue crews responded to a report of a body in the Maumee River at the Hosey Dam on Wednesday, WANE reports. The Allen County Coroner said Hardy was reported missing by family members a few weeks prior. Hardy - a Fort Wayne native - starred as a wideout for the Hoosiers from 2005-2007, making First-Team All-Big Ten honors during his final season. He also played for the Baltimore Ravens before being released in 2011. Read More »

Where next for Virgil van Dijk? Five options for the Southampton defender

Despite being the favourites for his signature, Liverpool have sensationally pulled out of a deal to sign Virgil van Dijk . " We respect Southampton's position and can confirm we have ended any interest in the player ", the statement read. Southampton are said to be keen on keeping hold of their prized 25-year-old for at least one more season, having penned him to a six-year deal at St Mary's just last summer. Read More »

Four Irish players in Lions team to play Crusaders


It's a challenge we're looking forward to". "He's got offloading ability, good footwork, he's explosive over a short space". "That try on half-time was pretty unlucky". I don't think he's too bothered about what happens between now and then. Hansen believes the Lions have plenty of improvement in them with another four matches before the series opener. Read More »

Gerrard: Reds should've signed Van Dijk from Celtic

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk would fit in seamlessly at a big club, according to his former coach John Collins. Stan Collymore thinks that Liverpool would still be able to sign Virgil van Dijk if he handed in a transfer request at Southampton . Read More »

Lionel Messi agrees to new deal with Barcelona

The 29-year-old's future has been widely discussed with his contract expiring next year and talks seemingly progressing slowly. The 29-year-old Argentina global joined Barcelona aged 13, made his first-team debut at 17 and has scored more than 500 goals for the club. Read More »

French Open semi-final: Jelena Ostapenko v Timea Bacsinszky

The Swiss player said the weather posed challenges for the athletes throughout the duration of the day, but she remains grateful for the opportunity to play another round. It couldn't have been a better start for the Dane as she raced out to a 5-0 lead. But the Swiss, a Roland Garros semi-finalist in 2015, showed no remorse for her actions after dumping out Venus Williams in Paris for the second year in a row. Read More »

Rohan Bopanna in mixed doubles final; Halep, Pliskova, Bacsinszky

I saw her in the gym just right after our matches today, and so we both said, like, mutually to each other, "Well done". "We had a hurricane, a sandstorm, and we nearly had snow, too". Caroline Wozniacki was a former world No1, twice a runner-up at the United States open, but playing her first French Open quarter-final since she was a teenager in 2010. Read More »