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William Byron starts on pole; Kyle Busch enters as favorite

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The Joe Gibbs Racing drivers pit just before the stage ended on a strategy call alongside Chase Elliott as Larson drove on unchallenged ahead of Byron for the stage victory. Truex is looking to make it two straight weeks with a trip to Victory Lane after taking the checkered flag last week at Charlotte. Though Larson won the first two stages, he pounded the outside wall coming off turn one on the final restart and had to come to pit road for damage fix. Read More »

Giannis Antetokounmpo: "We're gonna come back to Milwaukee being pissed"

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He has guided to the team to the Eastern Conference final against the Milwaukee Bucks. The NBA has always been known as a petty league and now that pettiness appears to have leaked into the fanbases of teams as well. The series is tied 2-2. "I think he's a little fresher today maybe than he was a couple days ago, it seems, in just his demeanour and his moving around in general". Read More »

Djokovic in 10th French Open quarters in row

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Nishikori will play in a third quarterfinal in Paris but faces a tall order in the next round. Settling into an excellent rhythm right from the start, Novak served well and mounted the pressure on Struff who gave serve away at 15 at 3-4 after a smash victor from Djokovic who closed the opener with a service victor in game nine. Read More »

Rattlers to host NBA Finals viewing party at city hall

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In Golden State's 118-109 Loss In Game One Curry and Thompson Combined for 55 Points Everybody Else had 54 Points Combined, Can't Do That And Expect to Win the Finals Trophy. And even though the axiom has always been that Game 1 winners usually go on to win the series - and that is still the case - it seems that a 1-0 deficit isn't as daunting to teams as it once might have been. Read More »

Raptors rally past Bucks to reach first National Basketball Association final

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Along with Siakam's 18 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 and Fred VanVleet 14 for the Raptors . Milwaukee had six players score at least ten points led by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 21. The Raptors reached their first finals in their 24-year history where they will face the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors . However, Leonard is still Toronto's biggest hero in the series not just because of his 29.8 points per game. Read More »

Stanley Cup Final Game 3 Bruins vs. Blues

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The line combined for five points in a decidedly better effort at 5-on-5 and on the power play. "We did enough things early to get the lead and extend the lead". He was finally pulled after allowing a fifth goal. They got by in Games 1 and 2, going 8-for-10 on the penalty kill, but Boston took full advantage in Game 3. Read More »

Chelsea Pick Man Utd Target To Replace Eden Hazard, Asking Price Set

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The 28-year-old Belgian delivered one final stunning performance for the Blues in Baku, scoring 2 goals and laying on an assist to win the Europa League for Chelsea . This report comes as another report also links Coutinho with United and also Chelsea , as Mundo Deportivo , translated by Sport Witness , claim they're the two clubs showing the most interest. Read More »

Second seed Pliskova knocked out of French Open

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Four players had a chance to overhaul Naomi Osaka as world number one at the French Open. The German world No. 69 saved nine of 14 break points and converted six of nine, hitting 36 winners to win her first clash with Hsieh on the tour and advance to a third-round clash with Australian eighth seed Ashleigh Barty, who defeated Danielle Collins of the USA 7-5, 6-1 in 1 hour, 18 minutes on Court 1. Read More »

Hazard: I think its time for 'goodbye'

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After a goalless first half, Unai Emery's side capitulated in the second period as goals from Olivier Giroud , Pedro and an Eden Hazard brace sealed victory for Chelsea. "Both clubs", Hazard replied. "I know he says he doesn't really mind about it but deep down, believe me, he does". The first season of the post Arsene Wenger era ends in deflating disappointment for Arsenal. Read More »

Fans, players criticize NBA Finals Game 2 referee Tony Brothers

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There's no shortage of NBA superstars in Oakland, home of the Golden State Warriors and site of Games 3 and 4 of the NBA Finals . Obama, an avid basketball fan, was sitting with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. "You can't do that with a championship team on the other side". In 2015, Curry joined the rest of the Golden State team at the Obama White House after they won that year's National Basketball Association championship. Read More »

Fabregas pays tribute to ‘first great friend’ Reyes

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Jose Antonio Reyes was "one of the greatest talents in football", according to Cesc Fabregas , who paid tribute to his former team-mate. His former club Arsenal said Reyes "will always hold a special place in our hearts". "I'm devastated to hear the sad news about Jose Antonio Reyes", read Henry's Tweet. "The RFEF (Real Federacion Espanola de Futbol) expresses its condolences for the death of Jose Antonio Reyes". Read More »

PSG Enter Race To Sign Matthijs De Ligt

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All of these factors give the Ajax man reason to choose La Blaugrana over the Premier League outfit, however, in terms of a long-term plan, De Ligt is drawn to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, according to the Telegraph . There are doubts over whether he will be a first team regular at the Nou Camp with Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet now at the club. De Ligt is keeping his options open: "I have options and what I have to do is look at which one is the best ". Read More »

Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams suffer upset losses

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Three-time Roland Garros champion Williams was attempting to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 majors. I'd be very surprised if she got the better of Barty today, unless the heavy favourite has a real off-day. "Honestly, if Serena didn't lose this one she would probably lose next round, or when the top players would have been the other side of the court". Read More »

French Open 2019: Faultless Roger Federer eases into quarterfinals

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They had shared that record with Budge Patty but moved above the American with two more dominant displays, although 11-times champion Nadal did drop his first set of the tournament. Nadal will face either Japanese seventh seed Kei Nishikori or home favourite Benoit Paire in his 38th Grand Slam quarter-final. Former champion Garbine Muguruza continued to impress in the women's draw as she overpowered ninth seed Elina Svitolina 6-3 6-3 and set up a clash with last year's runner-up Sloane ... Read More »

Magic Johnson Weighs In On The Ending Of Raptors-Warriors Game 2

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Toronto didn't attempt to contest his shot, and, had he missed, the Raptors would've had a chance to either tie or win the game with a few seconds on the clock. But while Toronto didn't get the job done Sunday, there wasn't a feeling of hopelessness emanating from the Raptor locker room. "Once they run freely, everything opens up for them". Read More »

Woods rues mixed second round at Memorial

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I feel like my game is at a level that if I put it all together properly and control myself out there, I can win". He closed with a 72 and finished third. Tiger Woods wasn't concerned after missing the cut at the PGA Championship two weeks ago. In 2016, his best friend, high school teammate and caddie, Chris Roth, was killed in a hit-and-run accident while the two were crossing a street in Newport Beach, California. Read More »

Mashrafe wants respect as Bangladesh beat South Africa at World Cup

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Bangladesh's impressive total of 330/6 was built on the foundation laid by Mushfiqur Rahim (78) and Shakib Al Hasan (75), who added 142 for the third wicket at the Oval. The run rate required was up to 8, with South Africa stuck on 6, and the pressure to play shots told. That was Bangladesh's highest World Cup stand and set the stage to beat their previous highest ODI total of 329 for six against Pakistan in 2015. Read More »

Warner leads the way as Australia cruise past Afghanistan

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A seven-wicket win in Bristol against the 10th-ranked nation in one-day global cricket on Saturday set the reigning champions on their way in the competition, though they know there will be tougher tests ahead. "[It was] just a great win, a good start for us and we've got to keep this ball rolling". "Call it what you want, disrespectful, or just a part of the game". Read More »

Steve Kerr says 'it's feasible' Kevin Durant returns after one practice

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It's time for the Golden State Warriors to regroup and figure out how they can adjust their approach in Game 2. "If we had a crystal ball, we would have known a long time ago what we were dealing with". They shot a little below average from the field, but Stephen Curry had his usual great shooting night, scoring 34 points. We're all in this together. Read More »

Raptors braced for big response from Warriors in NBA Finals

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The peak hit 4.1 million in the last minute and the game captured the imagination of 7.4 million Canadians who watched all or part of the breakthrough game. Draymond Green and Stephen Curry did all they could for the Warriors in Game 1 , but they are going to need some help. The Raptors led by as many as 12 points in the first half, but were done in by an bad third quarter that saw the Warriors race out to an 18-0 run while fans were still filing back to their seats with their halftime ... Read More »

Clippers Fined $50K For Doc Rivers’ Comments About Kawhi Leonard

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If Rivers' remarks on national television play a part in the Clippers signing a player like Leonard, one who can will a team the NBA Finals, it was worth every bit of $50,000. Leonard and co. beat Golden State in Game 1 and the teams will square off in Game 2 on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET. "And then you add the three-point shooting". Read More »

Kartik Murali hails Virat Kohli's captaincy

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Virat Kohli is in the spotlight ever since he has left India with the other 14 men for the World Cup in England . Kohli has bowled in the One Day Internationals before as well where he has 4 wickets in his name. "It is probably the most challenging World Cup of all the three that I have been part of because of the format and looking at the strength of the all the sides as well", Kohli said in Mumbai. Read More »

Blues' top goal scorer Tarasenko set to play Game 3

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A hit that was AFTER the Bruins already had the lead and didn't really change the momentum of the game. Sanford grew up in Manchester, N.H., attended Pinkerton Academy and then Boston College. We have done all the work and have brought some outstanding options for you to watch the match on Live stream . Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy did not have an update on Grzelcyk, who remains in Boston after entering concussion protocol. Read More »

Langer calls on fans not to boo Smith and Warner

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The edge possibly goes to New Zealand , based on the fact that they have one win under their belt in the warmup. The Aussies have been optimistic the left-hander would recover from a sore glute in time for Saturday's match in Bristol , but were waiting to see how he pulled up from Thursday's training session. Read More »

How to watch Bruins-Blues in SCF Game 3

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Better, they were. In fact, all of the Bruins were in a 7-2 lopsided win that spoiled a party almost five decades in the making. "I still think we haven't played our best", Pastrnak said . It wasn't just the first goal of the game. "I think they [the fans] deserved a better game", Blues center Ryan O'Reilly said. And for all the talk of the power play, it should be noted that St. Read More »

WBC president slams Deontay Wilder threat to opponent

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Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) will be making the ninth defense of his title, but is still seeking the validation and recognition that should come with holding the coveted heavyweight crown. Ultimately, defeat for either Wilder, Joshua or Fury in fights over the next four weeks would prove hugely damaging for the beaten party, with the public eager to see them face off against one another. Read More »

Eriksen thinks Champions League win will see Tottenham shed ‘Spursy’ tag

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Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has insisted owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), are not seeking to sell the club. Henry added the second successive European final did not make up for Liverpool finishing second in the Premier League . "The fans, they know that they're both good players". "Sometimes players don't get offers when they are relegated". When I think of how special Anfield is and how special Liverpool is, everywhere you go around the world, people are talking about and looking at ... Read More »

Antoine Griezmann left in limbo as Barcelona put deal 'on ice'

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Griezmann has a £105million release clause on his contract, which has dropped from £175m and he would command a £288,000-a-week salary. However, in later developments, it was alleged that senior members of Barcelona are against the arrival of Griezmann to the Nou Camp. Read More »

Qatar bid to buy stake in Leeds United

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After narrowly missing out on automatic promotion in a fiercely competitive Championship season, Bielsa ultimately led Leeds to a semi-final play-off defeat to Derby , but gained plaudits for his side's style of football and tactics throughout the campaign. Read More »

RJ Barrett declining to work out for Grizzlies

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NY is weighing the move in an effort to acquire pieces that would "better complement" star free agents like Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving . The Knicks are looking at a deal with the Atlanta Hawks that would give NY the no. 2. Whether that means trading up or simply picking the best player available at their current pick remains to be seen. There is no chance the Cavaliers will have the opportunity to draft Barrett with the No. Read More »

Liverpool striker Salah: Kane was top scorer

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Danny Mills has insisted that Liverpool's full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson are their two "weakest links" ahead of Saturday's Champions League final . Asked whether he had a message for the players, Henry said: "I don't have a message for the players". They get that from Jurgen! We have such an incredible fan base. Read More »

Edmonton Oilers hire Dave Tippett as head coach | AP sports

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When Ken reached out, I looked at it hard and it was a great opportunity. He said he is particularly impressed with the way Draisaitl and McDavid thrive when they're on the same forward line. Holland previously was the general manager and senior vice president of the Detroit Red Wings before joining the Oilers on May 7. The Oilers fired general manager Peter Chiareilli in January and has also parted ways with Duane Sutter, the vice president of player personnel, while front office ... Read More »