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Cavaliers 'highly agitated' about Stephen Curry squat

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When a reporter asked Curry about his celebration after the game, Steph denied that he was truing to disrespect the Cavs, per The Score's Chris Walden . The Cavs know that they can beat this team and Curry's disrespectful gesture could be all that the Cavaliers to go all out for 48 minutes. Enter Wednesday's Game 3 NBA Finals matchup at the Quicken Loans Arena. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers set NBA Finals record in 1st quarter of Game 4

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Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry and the rest of the Warriors will be able to make that boast if they win Friday to complete the most impressive postseason run in major sports history. "Just because 16-0 means we're champs". Up by the score of 113-107 with just over three minutes left, they appeared poised to make it a competitive series. Read More »

Belmont Stakes up for grabs to end uneven Triple Crown

Epicharis last trained on the track Tuesday. Motion noted that the horse beat both of the first two finishers at the Preakness in separate races earlier this year (the Holy Bull and the Wood Memorial). The Preakness was captured by Cloud Computing. It's a sport that derives much of its magic from legendary horses that have circled its tracks like Secretariat, Affirmed and most recently American Pharoah. Read More »

New Argentina coach aims for collective approach with Messi

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Sampaoli left Sevilla after one season to take charge of his home country with Argentina in danger of failing to make it to the finals in Russian Federation next summer. As expected, there was a competitive edge to the friendly, and tempers flared just past the 30-minute mark when Jonathan Maidana chopped Gabriel Jesus to the deck with a late challenge, which saw the Argentine centre-back pick up a yellow card. Read More »

Crosby dominant in Penguins' Game 5 win over Predators

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - The night started with a catfish throw. It ended with haymaker after haymaker - both literal and proverbial - from the ever resilient Pittsburgh Penguins . On the Minnesota side, there are indications around the hockey world the Wild want to get back into the first round after shipping their first rounder (No. Read More »

Warriors top Cavaliers and move to brink of National Basketball Association title

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After a huge shot cut the lead to two points, Durant then had his defining moment. But Kevin Durant (31 points, eight rebounds, four assists), the frontrunner for Finals MVP, drove the Warriors home in the final sequence. Only three of their previous 14 playoff games had been within five points in the final five minutes, none since Game 1 against the Spurs. And now he has moved within one win of what he came to Golden State to do: win a championship. Read More »

Tyvis Powell still expected to throw out first pitch at Indians game

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In addition, the Browns added veteran defensive backs Jason McCourty and Calvin Pryor . Meisel suggests that the Browns might not have known about the scheduled first pitch before making the announcement, but the Browns being out of the loop on a decision just doesn't sound like the Browns at all. Read More »

Sidney Crosby 'dribbles' PK Subban's head on ice, throws things from bench

Rocked himself in the two Penguin losses, Murray bounced back with a sharp performance as did Malkin and Kessel. The final score tied for the seventh-biggest blowout in Cup Final history. It was as if after watching the Predators for four games, the Penguins were finally able to finally figure out their opponent's weak spot. If Ellis can not play, the Predators would have to rely on either Matt Irwin or Yannick Weber for more minutes. Read More »

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko faces Simona Halep in final

Halep , who recovered from 3-6 1-5 in the quarter-finals against Elina Svitolina , was ecstatic after securing a place in her second French decider, having lost the final in 2104 to Maria Sharapova . She had just 14 unforced errors though, compared to Pliskova's 55. "It probably helped me to win today". But the number 30 seed started the second set in determined mood, breaking serve in the first game. Read More »

Mozeliak announces big changes within Cardinals organization

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St. Louis went into Friday night's game against Philadelphia with a 26-32 record. The wobbly St. Louis Cardinals shook up their coaching staff and cut slumping infielder Jhonny Peralta on Friday, hoping to spur a team that's struggled all season after a rare playoff miss previous year. Read More »

Form Yuvraj augurs well for India

Harbhajan, in his blog for the official website of the International Cricket Council, mentioned that the opening stand between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan was worth 136 priceless runs which set up a "solid platform" for India . The young all-rounder, one of the biggest finds of the IPL for India , hit the left-arm spinner for three consecutive sixes off the first three balls. Read More »

French Open 2017: Men's results - Fourth round

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And as Muguruza walked to the locker room after her defeat, she wagged a finger toward the stands as if to say, "Tsk, tsk!" "I just think that they sometimes should be a little bit more respectful, even though for the game, because we had to stop". Read More »

Astros blow 6-run lead, 11-game streak to Royals

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Jake Marisnick drove in the other two runs with a single. The 29-year-old has bounced back this season after a hard 2016 campaign with a 9-0 record, an MLB-best 1.67 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 69 strikeouts in 75.2 innings. McCullers finished up having struck out eight and walked two. He has 54 strikeouts with 16 walks and a WHIP of 1.10. Angels 5, Tigers 3: Kole Calhoun and C.J. Read More »

Rafael Nadal breezes into French Open final eight

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The Romanian wasted four set points but evened the match on her next opportunity in the tiebreaker after saving a match point. "I'd rather not say anything more". The reigning champion was then able to raise his level in the second set, with Ramos-Vinolas unable to respond in kind as his hopes of springing a shock faded. Read More »

Warriors Game 3 Win Means Free Tacos For America

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And when they finally did, many took to social media after the game to express their sheer joy.for a some free food. Taco Bell is offering a free Doritos Locos taco to all customers on June 13. And the Golden State Warriors did just that at Wednesday night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. You can get yourself a free taco between 2 and 6 p.m.at any Taco Bell. Read More »

Kabul bomb witness: 'Explosions are happening every day here'

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said a security guard at the embassy was killed and some staff were wounded. The explosion also shattered windows at the Japanese embassy. The blast hit during the morning rush hour in Kabul when everyone was going to work. The BBC said an Afghan driver was killed and four of its journalists were injured. Read More »

EU chief calls for European defense, warns of US desertion,

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's top Brexit official, is eager to get talks started. The talks were set to officially begin on June 19. Voters dealt May a devastating blow in the snap election she had called to strengthen her hand in the Brexit negotiations, wiping out her parliamentary majority and throwing the country into political turmoil. Read More »

Trump injects USA into volatile crises by siding against ally Qatar

The dispute between Qatar and some Arab states is threatening the stability of the entire region, Qatar's foreign minister says. Tillerson also said the blockade by Qatar's neighbors was "hindering US military action in the region, and the campaign against ISIS", using an acronym for the Islamic State group. Read More »

Wenger ready to sort future

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The midfielder has praised Wenger for his switch in formation, which helped Arsenal win their last six games of the season. "I meet many Arsenal fans who are absolutely fantastic". "It is not about popularity it is about competence". Writing in his column for BBC Sport , Shearer said: "Wenger made a big call with his team selection by picking Per Mertesacker , who has not started a game all season, in defence". Read More »

Red Sox to place Eduardo Rodriguez on the disabled list

Porcello allowed those two homers and three runs overall on eight hits in six innings, which he needed 118 pitches to get through. Pablo Sandoval clubbed a solo home run and Jackie Bradley Jr. "It's just a tough lane to throw through", he said. Boston's Mookie Betts got two hits and now has 499 for his career. The Red Sox will take the diamond Tuesday when they begin a three-game series with the New York Yankees . Read More »

India celebrates 'Mother of all Mismatches' against Pakistan

It was surprisingly easy for India . Earlier, put in to bat first, openers Rohit Sharma (91) and Shikhar Dhawan (68) provided their side with a ideal start as not only did they blast half-centuries each, but also went on to stitch a huge 136-run stand, thus making them the most successful opening pair in the history of the eight-team marquee event. Read More »

Miller backs De Villiers to come good against India

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Just three days after conceding 319 for three against arch-rivals India in a crushing 124-run opening defeat by the title-holders at Edgbaston, Pakistan were a transformed side on their return to the Birmingham ground. South Africa were in the mire on 118-6 after Hasan had JP Duminy well caught at slip by Babar and removed Wayne Parnell's off stump from the next ball, but they were unable to see the back of the big-hitting Miller. Read More »

Red Sox tab lefty Brian Johnson to start Friday against Tigers

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Boston is 0 for 20 with runners in scoring position against the Yankees this year. They left eight runs unanswered to for the second game in a row. Gary Sanchez of the New York Yankees had a loud second half last season. Following a breakout 2016 season that saw him earn his first All-Star nod, Bradley stumbled out of the gate in 2017, both literally and figuratively. Read More »

Kerr cracks that old-timers would kill Warriors

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Kerr mockingly agreed, saying after the Warriors' shootaround that "the game gets worse as time goes on" and "players are less talented than they used to be". Players get weaker, small and less skilled. So naturally, ex-NBA guys are popping up everywhere to claim that they-unlike the Cavaliers, featuring three superstars including one of the two greatest National Basketball Association players ever-could have beaten the Warriors. Read More »

Penguins thrash Predators, take control of Stanley Cup Final

Crosby and Subban had earned coincidental minors from an incident that gained instant notoriety on social media because Crosby seemed to be mauling Subban, banging the Nashville defenceman's head against the ice. "He's just trying to hold me down", said Crosby . Rust made it 2-0 with a nice backhander at 6:43. But if the Penguins lose a 3rd straight game, do they keep the kid in, or try to get the veteran Fleury to save the day? After Crosby and his line mates dominated in the first ... Read More »

Champions Trophy: Australia v Bangladesh

Australia has one point from their opening match against New Zealand which had to be abandoned following too many holdups due to rain. Here, they had the upper hand as they calmly moved towards Bangladesh's total. Replying to New Zealand's 291, Australia had been reduced to 53-3 after nine overs when the bad weather arrived. In the process, he also became the fastest Australian to the landmark, bettering the previous record held by Dean Jones who had achieved the milestone in ... Read More »

Time for Thiem or will Nadal march on?

Andy Murray is finally able to recapture his best form after a succession of illnesses and injury curtailed his time on the practice court, coach Ivan Lendl has said ahead of the world number one's French Open semi-final against Stan Wawrinka . Read More »

Penguins rout Predators 6-0 to take 3-2 Cup lead

The Predators are hardly blaming Rinne for their predicament. But Pittsburgh's Game 5 win was a demolishing, and the architect with the "C" on his chest looks fired up to end this. It was a familiar showing for Rinne. After combining for zero points in Games 3 and 4, Malkin had a goal and an assist and Kessel a goal and two assists. Read More »

Halep to face Ostapenko in French Open final

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As for who might win, Halep's semifinal opponent, second-seeded Karolina Pliskova , has some thoughts. And she will keep going from there. Her legions of fans show up at every tournament; their "SI-MO-NA" chants echoing through the world's biggest stadiums. Read More »