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James, Cavs end Warriors' perfect postseason run

Cleveland also set the record for most three-point shots made in an NBA Finals game with 24. James finished with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for his ninth triple-double, passing Magic Johnson for first place in Finals history. Read More »

French Open 2017: Nadal sets up final against Wawrinka

The 2015 champion Wawrinka struck a staggering 87 winners - on the clay and against one of the game's elite defenders. He persevered despite Murray's splendid retrieving and variety. So Wawrinka ran away with the fifth set, taking 16 of the first 21 points and going up 5-0. The fourth set however is the one Murray will rue. Wawrinka broke for a 5-3 lead in the opener but handed the advantage straight back to the Scot in his next service game. Read More »

Coca-Cola 600 sets (extra) stage for playoff push

A seemingly agitated Busch, cupping his face in his hands after sitting down, entered the media center at Charlotte Motor Speedway Center shortly after 12:30 a.m. "It hasn't sunk in". "Those guys are performing, so they're going to talk about them", Dillon said. "We're in the chase, baby". Busch took the race lead from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Hamlin, and Truex moved into second on the restart at the beginning of the fourth and final 100-lap stage. Read More »

Chris Evert: 'Halep won't lose, she's not playing against Serena Williams'

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Open runner-up Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the second compelling semifinal on a sunny day with the temperature touching 81 degrees (27 Celsius). The world number 47 is the first unseeded player to reach the final in Paris since Mima Jausovec in 1983 . Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland serves during her semi-final match against Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia at the French Open at Roland Garros stadium on Thursday in Paris . Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli stars as India smash Pakistan

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When Yuvraj joined Kohli in the 37th over, the Indian captain was on 29 off 37 balls having just been involved in the runout of Rohit Sharma and struggling to find a rhythm. In the field, we were still 6 today (Sunday). "We took the momentum we had from the practice games into this match. Since I made my global debut, I have played all the games that I was part of the squad for, except for one which I sat out in Visakhapatnam", concluded Pandya. Read More »

NZ, Bangladesh face off in must-win game

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Victory in this match would see England into the semi-finals, with New Zealand looking to kickstart their campaign in a 50-over tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global sides after a rain-induced no result in their opening clash with Australia . Read More »

Rockies defeat Cubs 5-3 behind bullpen, long ball

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The next-best mark was in 2007, when they were 39-42 and went on to take the National League pennant. A 5-3 loss to the Rockies on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field has dropped the Cubs back to.500 at 30-30 and once again reflected their shortcoming. Read More »

PM Hasina talks to Shakib, Mahmudullah after Champions Trophy heroics

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Steven Smith's side endured the frustration of having Monday's clash with Bangladesh abandoned due to rain, just days after their opening Group A fixture against New Zealand was also washed out. New Zealand's innings was built around half-centuries to in-form Williamson (57) and Ross Taylor (63) but the batsmen below failed to accelerate over the closing stages. Read More »

Have LeBron's NBA Finals opponents been better than MJ's?

Cleveland , of course, won Game 7 at Golden State previous year; the Warriors won the crown in Game 6 at Cleveland in 2015. For James, fighting from behind with everything on the line is all too familiar. "Well, I mean, are you a smart guy?" "You don't really stop and think about it until after". Does Cavs owner Dan Gilbert take one more shot a championship run, picking up a couple of more pieces for 2017-18 in hopes of winning a second title and getting James to stick around beyond ... Read More »

No. 1 seed Angelique Kerber falls at French Open

Earlier in 2004, Justin Hennin and Serena Williams took the second round in 2014. "Yesterday I was thinking how everything will be and I couldn't really imagine", she said. "I saw her in the locker room a couple of days ago", said Bethanie Mattek-Sands, an American qualifier who will face Kvitova in the second round after beating Evgeniya Rodina 7-5, 6-2. Read More »

Andre Iguodala hints he, Curry and Durant will re-sign with Warriors

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The reactions in certain situations ... "I really don't know what I did last night". I believe that he just got lost in the moment. "And I even dropped my mouthpiece because I was so uncoordinated". 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. Cleveland is fighting to avoid a sweep while Golden State is looking to be the first team ever to go a ideal 16-0 in the NBA Playoffs. Read More »

Peter Laviolette: Subban's head was 'crosschecked into ice' by Crosby

But so was his greatness, which might've just tipped the balance of this taut series in Pittsburgh's direction for good. Pittsburgh will have a chance to become the first franchise to win back-to-back championships since Detroit in 1998 when the series shifts back to Nashville for Game 6 on Sunday night. Read More »

Trio shares lead after 2 rounds at St. Jude Golf Classic

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Every has made just two cuts this year and hasn't finished bette than a tie for 62nd. "I won't win the golf tournament if I do that", Reavie said. "Like one round is not that big a deal". The co-leaders opened with 8-under 64s for a one-stroke advantage over Shanshan Feng, Lura Gonzalez Escallon and Hyo Joo Kim. He arrived in Memphis having never shot better than 67 in any round on tour, only to match or better that in each of his first two rounds here. Read More »

Patriots receive diamond-studded Super Bowl rings

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The Patriots trailed the Falcons 28-3 in the third quarter, but made the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history to win the game in overtime. If you can stomach more pics from the bash, check out the Patriots official Twitter feed. Each trophy features a marquise-cut diamond and is pavé-set with round diamonds. They also played in New England's 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, 2015. Read More »

LeBron looking at Lakers and Clippers after 2018? Report

The above the rim athleticism and activity of McGee, the decision making and IQ of Iguodala, and the defensive energy brought by the two of them really boost Golden State's bench. Iriving missed. LeBron missed a 12-footer. JR Smith has been dirty from in and out and Kyrie Irving has been a shadow of his show-stealing self from a year ago. Read More »

Mathews: 'Grateful we could bring smiles in times of tragedy'

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Gunathilaka played aggressor and drove imperiously down the ground, while Mendis scored rotated the strike. That brought Kusal Mendis to the crease, and alongside Danushka Gunathilaka , they shared in a game-defining 159-run partnership which set the Sri Lankans up for the huge chase. Read More »

LeBron James moves past Michael Jordan on NBA Finals all-time scoring list

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I'm a basketball guy and I am very pro. The Cavs are in a familiar position, trailing 3-1 in the series. "So I just stayed there, high hands, contested, and he made it". Being in the weaker Eastern Conference has definitely helped Lebron reach the seven consecutive NBA Finals he has been a part of. Wasn't destiny that had brought them together. Read More »

3-on-3 basketball added to 2020 Tokyo Olympic program

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland Mixed relays in athletics and swimming and three-a-side basketball were among new events approved on Friday by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for inclusion in the Tokyo Games in 2020. Since then, 3×3 has grown to the point of having dedicated athletes playing professionally at the TV and social media friendly FIBA 3×3 World Tour and competing in most multi-sport games. Read More »

Formula One: Hamilton happy to be back where it all began

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton believes the current breed of Pirelli tyres are too hard and that getting the tyres in the optimum operational window is a challenge for everyone. Alonso's best finish this year is 11th, in Russian Federation. Mercedes held its nerve for Hamilton, keeping him to one stop and delivering him victory. Read More »

Hill, Maeda combine to five-hit Reds in Dodgers' 7-2 win

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Former Dodger Scott Schebler will make his return to Dodger Stadium on Friday night as the Reds will look to edge out for the National League lead. The good news is that Garrett wasn't hit in the head or face by the ball, but did lay on the ground for a few minutes. Read More »

French Open 2017: Teenager shocks Wozniacki

Timea Bacsinszky and Jelena Ostapenko will celebrate birthdays on Thursday, but one will be left crying into her cake as they face off in the French Open semi-finals. French favorite Kristina Mladenovic skidded out of a storm-struck French Open, losing 6-4, 6-4 to Bacsinszky in another rain-interrupted quarterfinal. Read More »

Greatest Ever? Warriors Beat Cavaliers to Move One Win From Perfection

At the same time, it also could've made them the worst team in the National Basketball Association in 1988, but we will never know if that's the case. James said after Game 3 that it takes an A-plus-plus game to beat the Warriors, and the Cavs delivered one Friday. Now they are 15-0 and on the cusp of an undefeated postseason. Read More »

Penguins Rout Predators 6-0 To Take 3-2 Series Lead

Our guys have a tremendous amount of confidence in him. I hope we score (tonight), but just play the same. "The playoffs in hockey have been fantastic", said Barkley, who accepted commissioner Gary Bettman's invitation to attend Game 4 in Nashville. Read More »

Luciano Spalletti takes over at Inter Milan

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The shaven-headed Spalletti has had two spells at Roma and was also in charge of Zenit St Petersburg for four years, winning two Russian Premier League titles. Having elected to leave the Giallorossi , Tuscan-born Spalletti will now seek to restore Inter to former glories after another hard season for the 2010 European champions. Read More »

Once again, the Warriors have a 3-1 Finals lead

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The Cavs hit an NBA Finals record 24 3-pointers on the way to a 137-116 win over Durant and the Warriors . "I've been working on that shot my whole life", said Durant, who has averaged 34 points through the first three games of the series. Read More »

Murray wary of in-form Wawrinka ahead of French Open semi-final showdown

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I think I'm playing better than a year ago, also. Murray , 2016 French Open runner-up, has dropped three sets on his way to the last four at Roland Garros this year. He'll hope that whoever wins between Nadal and Thiem has as long and grueling a match as he had against Murray on Friday. "I wasn't always happy with that", Wawrinka said through a grin. Read More »

Penguin's prepare to take home Lord Stanley; Fluery or Murray?

Conor Sheary , Phil Kessel - just as linemate Malkin predicted - and 35-year-old playoff newbie Ron Hainsey also scored for the Penguins. A victory over the next two games would make Pittsburgh the first team in 19 years to go back-to-back and give Crosby three championships before his 30th birthday, with the window for more very much open into the early portions of the next decade if he and Malkin can stay healthy. Read More »

LeBron says Cavs not giving up against Warriors in NBA Finals

Aside from the brief respites Tyronn Lue gave him where Golden State dominated , LeBron was everywhere. It was his ninth Finals triple-double, making him the all-time leader in that category. By the time Steph Curry took the final two free throws of the game, most of the arena headed out to the exit. "I don't really focus on it too much". Read More »

Draymond Green, not LeBron or KD, is NBA Finals' most intriguing star

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These aptly named Warriors spent the last two months building big leads, then Wednesday wiped out a late deficit. It's the first time the same two teams have met in the Finals for three consecutive years. The Warriors' 68 points were the most by a trailing team at halftime in the last 20 seasons. IS COMEBACK REAL? The defending champion Cavs came back from a 3-1 deficit last season, but things seem very different in 2017. Read More »

Andy Murray enters semi-finals

World No1 Sir Andy Murray has promised to come out all guns blazing in his semi-final clash with Stan Wawrinka after booking his place in the French Open last four with victory over Kei Nishikori yesterday. "Today (he) was maybe more erratic than usual, but I do think a little bit of that was to do with the conditions being hard". "But I hit the ball pretty well for the most part". Read More »

Bolt treasured by Jamaicans not only for his speed

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There is likely to be plenty of feeling on display when Bolt steps onto the track at the city's National Stadium on Saturday for his last race on home soil - the 100 metres at the Racers Grand Prix - before his retirement later this year. Read More »

Five nuggets from the Red Sox split in Baltimore

Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts react after defeating the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game, Sunday, June 4, 2017, in Baltimore . Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale entered Sunday's game at Camden Yards with the best wins above replacement of any starting pitcher in major league baseball (3.3), but that didn't deter the Orioles in the first inning. Read More »

Warriors near sweep of Cavs

But coming back from 3-0 deficit against an even more talented Warriors team than the one they needed seven games to beat a year ago is a different story. "We've got one more to go". I know how exciting that's going to be for us as a team, but their fans are going to be into it. It was the largest lead the Cavs have held in a series dominated by the Golden State Warriors and they stayed in front until 45 seconds remained in the fourth quarter. Read More »