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Kyrie helps Cavs rebound against Celtics

Kyrie helps Cavs rebound against Celtics

James also shook off his shaky start to rebound from a 11-point display in Sunday's game-three loss. Irving kept Cleveland within striking distance while James was out by scoring 12 points over the final 5:11 of the second quarter. "But once we took care of the basketball, we got shots, you know, I thought to get the game turned around, but also, defensively was the reason why it turned around". Read More

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Kvitova completes emotional winning comeback at French Open

Kvitova completes emotional winning comeback at French Open

Petra Kvitova had already won simply by walking on court for her match against Julia Boserup but victory and a place in the second round was an added bonus. "At the end maybe it's good that it's over for me", said a dejected Kerber yesterday. Mixing winners and unforced errors in nearly equal measure, Kvitova had three break points to go 4-0 up but Boserup saw them off, although she could not overturn all the advantage. Read More

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LeBron, Cavaliers dispatch Celtics to set up finals trilogy with Warriors

James, determined to bounce back after a poor 11-point haul in Game 3, then steadied the Cleveland nerves in the fourth quarter, bringing the Cavaliers home for the win as Boston's fearless effort came up short. Crowder, who fell awkwardly during the second half, deemed himself "fine" after Tuesday's Game 4 loss while Johnson was active despite being pulled from the starting lineup because of soreness in his shoulder since he was tangled with Tristan Thompson in Boston's Game 3 win. Read More

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Doubts about Bale's fitness ahead of Champions League final

Doubts about Bale's fitness ahead of Champions League final

And, with dutiful inevitability, Manchester United's negotiating team would have run into the room shouting "We'll give you £100m!" "Imagine how happy I was then that I am still happy about it now". "I know what you're thinking lads: 'Ooh, I like the look of Real Madrid's purple away kit.' Well they've lost two games this season wearing that albatross". Read More

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Notes: Strickland, Harper suspended for brawl

Notes: Strickland, Harper suspended for brawl

Major League Baseball handed down the suspension Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the benches-clearing incident. Harper has been suspended for four games, while pitcher Hunter Strickland , who started a brawl between the San Francisco Giants and Washington National on Monday (May 29), has received a six-game ban. Read More

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Position-by-position matchups for the NBA Finals

Kerr was able to steer the Warriors to the best regular season record (67-15) to become the winningest rookie head coach in National Basketball Association history. COACHES: Steve Kerr or Mike Brown vs. Tyronn Lue . That puts an even greater emphasis on what Green does. It seems impossible, yet somehow LeBron continues to improve every year. Read More

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French Open 2017: Top seed Kerber crashes out in opening round

French Open 2017: Top seed Kerber crashes out in opening round

Mixing winners and unforced errors in nearly equal measure, Kvitova had three break points to go 4-0 up but Boserup saw them off, although she could not fully overturn the advantage. For Kerber, it was a second successive opening round defeat in Paris after losing to unseeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 12 months ago. Others of interest in action on Day 2 include nine-time champion Rafael Nadal against Benoit Paire, up-and-coming 20-year-old Alexander Zverev against Fernando ... Read More

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Valverde is the new coach of "Barcelona"

Lionel Messi paid homage to outgoing Barcelona boss Luis Enrique on Monday as the Catalans prepare to unveil Ernesto Valverde as their new coach. The latter part of Bartomeu's comments are interesting to note, as Valverde's predecessor, Luis Enrique , was given a lot of flak for not playing the " Barca " way i.e. Read More

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Cavaliers-Warriors set for ultimate Finals rubber match

Cavaliers-Warriors set for ultimate Finals rubber match

On the backs of Steph Curry and Kevin Durant the Warriors are 27-1 in their last 28 games and started the playoffs a ideal 12-0. The biggest question concerning Love leading into Game 1 Thursday night is the fact that, although he is now playing the best he has every played as a Cavalier, how will he fare against the Finals against Warriors? During the regular season, the big man seemed to be fitting in more than he ever has in his three seasons in Cleveland . Read More

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Zinedine Zidane looking like a veteran at Madrid's helm

Zinedine Zidane looking like a veteran at Madrid's helm

The Portuguese winger won the La Liga title with Los Blancos this season, scoring 25 goals in just 29 league appearances. Asked for his view on which approach would work best, Kroos said: "I will not decide this". The 32-year-old has not played since May 21, when Real Madrid sealed the title with a 2-0 win over Malaga. He's been in similar situations and prevailed, such as in the 2014 final when he hit the goal against Atletico that finally put Real ahead to eventually win 4-1, even ... Read More

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Petra Kvitova makes winning return at French Open after knife attack

Petra Kvitova makes winning return at French Open after knife attack

While I'm sure Kvitova will hit a physical wall at some point due to the lack of matches under her belt, she played well enough to win another match and advance to the third round. Kerber lost in the first round at Roland Garros a year ago when she was seeded third behind Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska. Kvitova struggled with her returns despite the American getting less than half of her first serves in, rallying back from 3-1 down to force another tiebreak. Read More

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Andy Murray through in four sets

The top seed then hit top gear as he demolished Kuznetsov 6-0 in the fourth to reach the second round, where he will face Slovakia's world No. 50 Martin Klizan . No50 ranked Martin Klizan took Murray to three sets in Vienna previous year, but came through a tense five-setter against French wild card Laurent Lokoli that lasted 3hrs 39mins: Murray will certainly be favourite to come through and could then face the No29 seed, Juan Martin del Potro-though the Argentine first has to play ... Read More

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French Open 2017: Champion Garbine Muguruza survives scare to reach third round

Muguruza, the fourth seed, won 6-7 6-4 6-2 after being dealt an early setback by Anett Kontaveit . "I was really happy to see her back, especially after everything that had happened", said Mattek-Sands on court afterwards. Kuznetsova, who won at Roland Garros in 2009, beat the 20-year-old Dodin 7-6 (5) 5-7 6-3 in the final singles match on Wednesday. "I feel good. I did not have as much time to prepare as I wanted". Read More

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Nothing goes right for Tsonga in French Open loss

Nothing goes right for Tsonga in French Open loss

However, the pressure of returning to play with the match on a knife-edge was too much for the 32-year-old two-time semi-finallist, who fell at the very first hurdle. "It was a very hard match against a really tough opponent like Jo". With the field as weak as it now is, it's tempting to get overeager about Zverev's talents-he was among my candidates with any chance of upsetting Nadal-but revisit the surreal fact that the 20-year-old has yet to defeat a top 50 player in a best of five ... Read More

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Capsule preview of the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals matchup

Capsule preview of the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals matchup

So finally Kevin Durant chose to leave the Oklahoma City basketball team and joined the Golden State Warriors where he says he is happy now and at peace. Under Armour. And then there's Big Baller. Whether it's his ability to use the ball like a yo-yo and break opponent's ankles or spin the ball off the glass and (somehow) make it go in the basket at an impossible angle, Uncle Drew has already become not only a household name, but is among the top point guards in the National Basketball ... Read More

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Jason Roy reassured of England place despite poor form

Wayne Parnell appeals successfully for the wicket of New Zealand's Ross Taylor during their ICC Champions Trophy cricket match in Pretoria September 24, 2009. "We won last time because our fast bowlers did very well, our spinners were strong and our opening batsman did well". As the India vs Australia match was abandoned due to rain, India could not beat the Pakistan and Australia standing of 2 won matches and was therefore out of the tournament. Read More

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Hamilton wins in Spain with Vettel second, Bottas and Raikkonen drop out

Hamilton wins in Spain with Vettel second, Bottas and Raikkonen drop out

The Briton used the medium compound for the middle stint of his two-stop race , opting to try to hold off Vettel, who closed on the harder compound, with deteriorating softs in a tense finale. "Lewis saved the race with an incredible drive", said Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda. "At turn one, when we made contact, I just felt like I ran out of road and I was on the outside...but that is racing , and I wouldn't have changed it for the world". Read More

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David Wagner to ring best man Klopp when playoff win sinks in

David Wagner to ring best man Klopp when playoff win sinks in

After a goalless draw in regulation-time, Habsi's Royals led 3-1 in the shootout after the Omani star had saved Michael Hefele's attempt. I'm sure we will be stronger. This is a big, big achievement and I am so so happy for my players, my group, the whole town who helped Huddersfield take these steps forward. Promoted along with Newcastle and Brighton who went up automatically, Huddersfield join the likes of Bournemouth and Burnley as unlikely Premier League members after their ... Read More

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Browns top pick Myles Garrett not practicing

Browns top pick Myles Garrett not practicing

Jackson explained Garrett didn't practice Wednesday "because I just want to take it easy [and] make sure that we're getting there". But he's doing good. "He looks much better right now", Jackson said. "That is exciting because if he can go back and be the player that he was, it is going to give us a huge boost". Read More

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Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors - 6/1/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Not only would James add a fourth title to his name, but 10, 20, 30 years down the line, we could look back at his battles against these stacked Warriors teams as the signature moments of his career. The Golden State Warriors have yet to taste the agony of defeat in the National Basketball Association playoffs so far, and what is scary is that they have made it look relatively easy. Read More

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Novak Djokovic Beats Joao Sousa in 3 Sets at 2017 French Open

Novak Djokovic Beats Joao Sousa in 3 Sets at 2017 French Open

Still grieving the recent death of his father, 25th-seeded American Steve Johnson dropped to his knees and began crying at the end of his 6-2, 7-6 (8), 3-6, 7-6 (6) victory over Borna Coric at the French Open . "I knew it was going to be a battle out there", said Muguruza, who beat Serena Williams in last year's final. Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the third round of the French Open by beating Francoise Abanda of Canada 6-0, 6-0. Read More

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