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Dumoulin in pink as Van Garderen wins Giro 18th stage

Dumoulin in pink as Van Garderen wins Giro 18th stage

At the front, Landa made his move relatively early on the final climb, and he quickly powered away from the leaders on his way to a well-deserved stage win. A series of attacks by Luis León Sánchez and Rui Costa splintered the lead group as they began the long climb to the finish but it was Landa's drive 10km from home which proved decisive. Read More

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Man United 'in talks' over £36m deal for Perisic

Man United 'in talks' over £36m deal for Perisic

This season Perisic has played in 53 games for club and country, scoring 15 goals and chipping in with eight assists. Ivan Perisic has chosen to join Manchester United , according to reports. He has an eye for goal, and could be a decent fit in Antonio Conte's system at Stamford Bridge. Unfortunately for Perisic, it doesn't look like he'll be around, but on a positive note it looks as though his form and quality have caught the attention of Jose Mourinho who wants to take him to Old ... Read More

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Celtics' Thomas: Surgery on hip not top option

Celtics' Thomas: Surgery on hip not top option

James needed more games to rack up his 5,995 career playoff points, 212 to Jordan's 179.Jordan scored 5,987 in his postseason career in 179 games from 1985-2003. ON WHAT HE WANTS TO SEE FROM CELTICS IN FREE AGENCY: "We need the best possible player that's gonna help us win, and I'm with that". Irving said he was driven by the thought of the Cavs seeing their series lead vanish. Read More

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Vettel emulates Schumacher as Ferrari end Monaco jinx

Vettel emulates Schumacher as Ferrari end Monaco jinx

It was the four-time F1 champion's third win of the season and 45th of his career, as well as Ferrari's first in Monaco since Michael Schumacher - Vettel's childhood idol - in 2001. The 2009 world champion started from the pits after McLaren made a decision to change his auto set-up after qualifying because he was starting from the back after engine penalties. Read More

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Vettel wins Monaco GP, Ricciardo third

Vettel wins Monaco GP, Ricciardo third

Fans were hiding under umbrellas before last year's race , but shorts and sunglasses are the order of the day. "But this is one of the highlights of the season - to race at Monaco ". Anyone expecting whoops of delight, or excited chatter, would have been disappointed, however. As the German national anthem played, Vettel stood atop the podium with his eyes closed as he sang along. Read More

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Takuma Sato Wins Indy 500

It was Sato's second career IndyCar victory. Sato said he didn't worry about a repeat of that 2012 incident. "To come from a lap down to lead and have a chance to win here at Indy is a massive accomplishment for the whole team". But it was Sato , known as a fearless driver, that made the decisive pass. It was a race that featured a bit of everything, including several blown engines and a scary crash involving pole-sitter Scott Dixon . Read More

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Lebron James surpasses Jordan

Lebron James surpasses Jordan

While there have been 14 rematches in NBA Finals history, this year's meeting between LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry's Golden State Warriors will be the first trilogy in league history. Now he's four wins away from winning his first National Basketball Association championship. The Cavs will look to defend their title starting June 1 in Oakland, California. Read More

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Warriors strongly favored in Las Vegas over Cavs for NBA Finals

A massive defeat on Thursday night Game 5 would also leave the Celtics with the daunting principles of having to win the rest of the games to take the Eastern Conference Finals championship title - a almost impossible task against the Cleveland Cavaliers that since the four-time MVP LeBron James returned home to OH in 2014-15 season has a 33-4 playoff record against the Eastern Conference nemesis. Read More

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Trump says intelligence leaks 'deeply troubling'

Trump says intelligence leaks 'deeply troubling'

In a statement released after Trump arrived at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance, the president said he would seek an official review to stop leaks that he said posed a serious security threat. "We have had communications at the highest level of our government" about the leaks, Lukens said, according to the BBC . Hours later, The New York Times published photos of and information about the crime scene, citing "British authorities". Read More

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard set to sacrifice pay increase for incredible reason

Chelsea star Eden Hazard set to sacrifice pay increase for incredible reason

We have a couple of leaders - I try to be one on the pitch. "Then I will see". The Belgium worldwide is contracted to Chelsea until 2020 and says he has not begun talks with the club over a new contract yet . "The Champions League is definitely a goal for the club", he said. Hazard went on to find the back of the net 16 times in the Premier League , his best goal haul in England to date. Read More

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Lewis Hamilton buoyant after 'rawest fight' with Sebastian Vettel in Spain

Lewis Hamilton buoyant after 'rawest fight' with Sebastian Vettel in Spain

The Force India duo of Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon finished astern in fourth and fifth. The race started with Lewis Hamilton on pole, ahead of Sebastian Vettel , Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen . Indeed, it came within inches of ending in tears after Hamilton was forced off the circuit when he attempted to pass Vettel for the lead. Vettel had to struggle being behind the other Mercedes vehicle of Valtteri Bottas. Read More

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Ian Poulter to compete at PGA Championship

Ian Poulter to compete at PGA Championship

While there was some frustration at not being able to overhaul the leader it's still a far cry from three weeks ago when Poulter thought he may have lost his PGA Tour card. The juice was running, and he'd left himself nothing. I hit mine to about six feet. I've played good golf . Day, who lapped the field for a four-shot Players victory in 2016, finished at seven-over for the tournament. Read More

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Cavs blow out Celts to reach finals

Cavs blow out Celts to reach finals

In 2016, it looked like everything was going the Warriors' way. There were two firsts in last night's Eastern Conference championship game. But it all evaporated. Can Durant win his first? The Warriors have one, but their historic season unraveled a year ago when a combination of LeBron's utter dominance, Draymond Green's suspension, Andrew Bogut's injury (that one was underrated as an issue) all came together to snatch victory from their hands (and help cement LeBron'sa legacy). Read More

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PSG crowned in French Cup for record 11th time

PSG crowned in French Cup for record 11th time

It joins the League Cup in the PSG trophy cabinet and provides some more consolation for the capital side after a season that will be best remembered for their failures elsewhere. "He wants to keep working with us, he is happy with us, we are happy with him". A month on from the agent of star midfielder Thiago Motta declaring that Emery is nearly certain to stay, Qatari supremo Al-Khelaifi has gone one further by backing the ex-Sevilla boss to get things right next time around. Read More

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James breaks Jordan record as Cavs reach National Basketball Association finals

James breaks Jordan record as Cavs reach National Basketball Association finals

Irving played a key role in the Cavaliers running out to an 18-point halftime lead, then he and LeBron James tag-teamed their way to putting the game well out of reach in the third quarter. "I don't think I've ever had four fouls in a game before in the first half, so my rhythm is kind of broken and you've got to figure out ways you can still help the team, and my team-mates said be aggressive, be you", he said. Read More

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Gritty Celtics stun Cavs to reduce series deficit

Gritty Celtics stun Cavs to reduce series deficit

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) looks to drive on Boston Celtics' Terry Rozier (12) during the first half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Cleveland . "We knew that Friday [Game 2] was a disaster", said Stevens. And while James was criticized in some circles for not doing more, Celtics coach Brad Stevens was understandably cautious in his analysis. Read More

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Baseball Hall, Ozzie Smith, To Honor

Baseball Hall, Ozzie Smith, To Honor "The Simpsons"

At an "induction" ceremony Saturday in Cooperstown, N.Y., the National Baseball Hall of Fame presented The Simpsons character Homer Simpson both a plaque and an eternal spot in baseball history. He gets kicked off the team for not cutting sideburns Burns imagines he has, yet mutters "I still like him better than Steinbrenner" as he trudges away. Read More

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No. 1 Kerber out of French Open in first round

No. 1 Kerber out of French Open in first round

This resulted in the former Top 10 player earning triple break points in the opening game of the second set, which Makarova eventually converted as she opened up a comfortable set and a break lead. When we were thinking of playing here, I was telling my coaches that I really wanted to win my first match. It was not so much confidence that saw Petra Kvitova through her first match in nearly six months as sheer, unadulterated joy. Read More

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Warriors open as favorite over Cavs in NBA Finals

Warriors open as favorite over Cavs in NBA Finals

Who isn't consumed with this? For the third straight home game in the Eastern Conference finals , the Boston Celtics got off to a slow start against Cleveland and it cost them their season. LeBron James and company were unbeaten through 10 games before losing to the Celtics on a last-second 3-pointer in Sunday's Game 3. The question is, even as the favorites, what must the Warriors do to exact revenge on King James and the Cavs? Kyrie taking over the game also allowed for Kevin ... Read More

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Vettel wins in Monaco

Vettel wins in Monaco

The four-time world champion gained 19 points on the Briton, who was only seventh, and is now 25 points clear at the top. They chose to run him long and hope to gain from his speed once he got some clear air, as cars pulled in to make their pit stops. Read More

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Sarfraz confident of Pakistan's Champions Trophy chances

Sarfraz confident of Pakistan's Champions Trophy chances

Kohli expects that the two senior pros - former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and stylish Yuvraj Singh will go out there and express themselves with a free mindset. I will regard them as the two strongest pillars of the team. Not only batting, Royal Challengers Bangalore led by Kohli had the worst performance in this IPL where they came last and a disastrous performance with bat against Kolkata Knight Riders in one of the losing matches. Read More

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Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton hits his 13th homer on Sunday

Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton hits his 13th homer on Sunday

The Angels (26-27) have lost four of their past five games. MIAMI (AP ) - Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has sprained his left thumb stealing a base and is out of the game. LHP Jeff Locke (left shoulder tendinitis), who has been on a rehab assignment, is on the verge of joining the rotation and making his season debut, manager Don Mattingly said. Read More

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Man Utd and Liverpool target Cesc Fabregas says he could leave Chelsea

Unsurprisingly, Wenger is anxious about publicly discussing whether he expects the north London club to offer a new contract. "I thought I was playing very, very well in the last few months", he said . I accept to be criticised and I accept people don't agree with me. "Usually we have no saga", he said. He complained, with justification, that Alexis Sanchez's fourth-minute opener for Arsenal should not have been allowed to stand due to a "very clear" handball, but admitted his ... Read More

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No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals

No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals

It's the matchup most expected, the matchup most predicted, and probably the matchup the Cavaliers and Warriors wanted as well. That Game 1 trend is 3-9-1 O/U since the 2004 finals. James called the Warriors "the best team in our league the last three years". Internal improvement will help the Celtics on this front, but an offense predicated on hitting open 3s needs players who can reliably knock them down against a defense that has plenty of holes. Read More

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Scott Dixon escapes injury in spectacular Indy 500 crash

Scott Dixon escapes injury in spectacular Indy 500 crash

Dixon, who started on the pole and entered the race as the heavy favourite to win, ran into trouble when Jay Howard's auto hit the outside wall and came back down the track. "I let Ryan Hunter-Reay go, I was trying to be a nice guy, and when I tried to slot in behind him he tried to push me out into the marbles, and the rest is history". Read More

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Chelsea cancel victory parade after Manchester attack

We've got a new manager here who's willing to give everyone an opportunity. Our desire must be more than them. "I think I have a very good relationship with him". I never thought the club was thinking about sacking me. "We must be very cold to analyse the situation". It never got down to whether or not I wanted to go there, it was between the two clubs. Read More

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Rising Pune Supergiant march into IPL playoffs

Rising Pune Supergiant march into IPL playoffs

Because of his batting and bowling, the RPS got the opportunity to play in the Qualifier 1. Mumbai were comfortably placed at 41/1, when Sundar dismissed Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayadu in the same over. Also, the Ben Stokes is not available in the PRS, who performed in this IPL 2017 as better than the other players. Their bowling is also impressive with Jasprit Bumrah , Mitchell McCleanaghan, Harbhajan Singh and the two stylish all-rounders Hardik and Krunal Pandya pitching in ... Read More

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Stenson in touch with 1st-round leader Stenson at Wentworth

Stenson in touch with 1st-round leader Stenson at Wentworth

This, Hanson hopes, will mean that he will not be at a severe disadvantage compared to those players who have regularly headed to Virginia Water, in Surrey, come May each year. The condition of the greens also came in for criticism from the likes of Luke Donald and Justin Rose , with two-time victor Donald suggesting in 2015 they needed replacing for the second time in six years. Read More

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Horschel outduels Day to win Byron Nelson in playoff

His lead is hardly safe, however, with four players within three strokes of him, including Billy Horschel (11-under), Jason Day (10-under), Jason Kokrak (10-under) and Cameron Tringale (9-under). "I won, and I don't want to leave". But his advantage was down to one by time he finished his next hole, the par-3 5th, with a triple bogey. "I mean had a good line, pulled it a little bit and unfortunately when you're in the position like that you have to go for it, " he said. Read More

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