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Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs 118-113

Friday on ABC2. The offseason addition of Kevin Durant had made them a juggernaut, presumably destined to make history. The Warriors had trailed the defending champions for much of the second half but used a late surge to secure a 15th straight win, the longest postseason streak for any team in the four major U.S. Read More

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Porte in Dauphine yellow as Fulgsang wins sixth stage

Porte in Dauphine yellow as Fulgsang wins sixth stage

Martin was in contention throughout buy slipped back slightly from the leading group just towards the end. Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde was dropped on the big climb and finished fifth, 50 seconds behind. "I'm pretty happy to be at the top with Richie, he's in unbelievable form". Spain's Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) was two seconds ahead of Froome, while last year's Tour de France runner-up Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) lost nearly two minutes. Read More

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Belmont Stakes up for grabs to end uneven Triple Crown

Two horses who ran this season at Oaklawn Park racetrack in Hot Springs will run Saturday in the 149th Belmont Stakes , the final leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown . Trainer Graham Motion said Wednesday that, after the disappointment at the Derby, he "really didn't want to think about any more Triple Crown races, but [Irish War Cry's] done really well since then". Read More

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Unseeded Latvian teen Ostapenko into 1st Slam semi at French

The names of the other two semifinalists of Roland Garros-2017 will be known tomorrow - for tickets to the next stage of the tournament will play Elina Svitolina, Simona Halep , Karolina Pliskova and Caroline Garcia. "I did my best and I tried to win today", Wozniacki said. "I have to take it one step at a time and just - I'm still in the semi-final, and it's going to be a hard match". Read More

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Steve Kerr credits Mark Jackson for Warriors playing better defense

Steve Kerr credits Mark Jackson for Warriors playing better defense

At this point it wouldn't be surprising to see Dominique Wilkins come out and say his Atlanta Hawks would dominate the Warriors. The basketball players today jump higher, run faster, shoot better and understand more complex schemes. "I saw Dennis was complaining about resting players", a chuckling Kerr said back in April. So versatile with his length and ability to alter shots, he even played center during Sunday's Game 2 when Draymond Green dealt with foul trouble in the 132-113 victory. Read More

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LeBron James says he's not worn out guarding Kevin Durant

LeBron James says he's not worn out guarding Kevin Durant

And with a win in Game 4 on Friday night, Golden State can exorcise those haunting demons from previous year when the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the Finals to the Cavaliers . They also made 13 a game, second only to the long-ball-happy Rockets, giving them a risky extra dimension besides LeBron. "And we're not going to change just because we're playing Golden State". Read More

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Smith denies tweeting 'Cavs in 7' after Game 3 loss

The Cavs' lead got as big as six but Thompson, looking like he was on his way to another 41-point game like his Western Conference finals-saving performance a year ago, put up 30 points and shot 6-for-11 from distance. "He took over. You can tell he knows this is his moment". The lanky 7-footer with point-guard handles and the touch of an elite shooting guard was brought on to help the Warriors - who already had a trio of All-Stars that also included Klay Thompson and Draymond Green - ... Read More

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Warriors rally past Cavs, go up 3-0 in NBA Finals

Durant's line: 31 points (10-of-18, 4-of-7, 7-of-8), eight rebounds and four assists. They are 15-0 and will trying to finish the NBA's first ideal postseason with a victory over Cleveland on Friday in Game 4 . Some people may argue their greatness, but James won't. LeBron James was doing all the stuff that makes you go "I am glad I am alive to watch him play basketball". Read More

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Mr. Met Gives Fan the Finger, Employee Out as Mascot

Mr. Met Gives Fan the Finger, Employee Out as Mascot

The team quickly issued a statement . Yes, that's the Mets mascot flipping off some fans on his way out of the game. As a Mets fan, I think I speak for generations of Flushing faithful, however, when I confess that I'd rarely felt more rewarded for my lifelong commitment to a constantly derided franchise (one which, I'll remind folks, can claim more World Series titles than the Astros, Mariners , Padres, Angels, Rockies, Rays, Nationals/Expos and Rangers). Read More

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Pepe unhappy with Real Madrid exit

Pepe unhappy with Real Madrid exit

The 34-year-old has fallen down the pecking order in the Spanish capital this term and was not involved in last weekend's Champions League final victory over Juventus . "It is not something which depends on me". "We center backs had to cover a lot of ground, and we had to be very physical with the opposing strikers", he said. Read More

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Predators unravel, face elimination after Game 5 blowout in Pittsburgh

The Penguins have been here before and have arguably the best snipers in the league that will make you pay if you give them any room. Heck, their worst players were better than the Predators' so-called best. It was Malkin's 10th goal of the playoffs and his postseason-leading 27th point. - A huge crowd showed up at Signature Air yesterday to give the Predators a rousing send off as they left for Game Five. Read More

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Predators freeze out Penguins to level Stanley Cup

Some think Matt Murray should continue as the Pittsburgh Penguins' starting goalie for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. "I didn't know the 70 percent part of it, but we are very aware this is the biggest game of the year, that's just obvious, so we are going to be ready to rock and roll tonight", said Colton Sissons. Read More

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Penguins regroup, Predators look for road magic in Game 5

Center Evgeni Malkin , forward Jake Guentzel and Crosby have scored seven of Pittsburgh's 11 goals in the four games. And the previous record for local ratings for Nashville came at the start of the Final, in Game 1 at Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby has avoided two penalties in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. "Personally too, it's a game of confidence being a goalie". "And I've said this on so many occasions", Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. Read More

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

Subban eventually broke free and got Crosby in a headlock before the referees stepped in to break it up. When asked if it's getting personal between him and Crosby, Subban said, "It's hockey, man". Crosby threw up his arms, apparently in protest of a slash by the Predators' Mattias Ekholm on Chris Kunitz . It's worth noting that the throw came with Crosby's left (off) hand and it looks like it could have slipped out of his hand, so maybe it was an accident. Read More

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Cavaliers weigh moving Shumpert into starting lineup

Cavaliers weigh moving Shumpert into starting lineup

Through Games 1 and 2, Smith has totaled three points, zero assists and two rebounds in a combined 42 minutes. One of the options for Lue was to start Iman Shumpert , who came off the bench and provided quality minutes in Game 2 . He said: "It's not just LeBron [James], it's our whole team, we all have to play better and we will". Or was he taking a shot at Kevin Love , the guy who stopped him one-on-one in perhaps the most stinging sequence of his career in Game 7 of last year's Finals? ... Read More

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Ferrari Grabs One-Two Victory In Monaco

Ferrari Grabs One-Two Victory In Monaco

A longer first stint for Vettel enabled him to get ahead of polesitter and early leader Raikkonen as he emerged in front of the Finn following their first and only pit stops. "They've had probably the strongest vehicle all year, a bit like our auto last year where it just worked everywhere". It was a much different story previous year, when Vettel was swearing and cursing on team radio, aiming expletives and broadsides at other drivers and even F1 officials. Read More

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White Sox look to clean it up in series finale against Rays

White Sox look to clean it up in series finale against Rays

Then, Tim Beckham made matters worse with a awful throw into the outfield. The Rays victory prevented them from losing any ground on Wednesday and moved them closer to.500. "We actually have been playing decent baseball", Renteria said. "It was a very frustrating day for me". He just kind of slid around it and I think on the replay there wasn't enough ... Read More

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Nashville reveals details for Stanley Cup watch parties

Predators coach Peter Laviolette singled out netminder Pekke Rinne for praise before attributing the victory to a team effort. "I had a gesture with my hand and before I knew it the thing was flying across the ice". "I believe we've got great leadership in our room", said Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan . "Those are your only two choices". The question for the Penguins, who own a 3-2 series lead and are one win away from repeating as Stanley Cup champions, is whether they can continue ... Read More

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Dean Hoyle and David Wagner to plot Huddersfield's Premier League adventure

Dean Hoyle and David Wagner to plot Huddersfield's Premier League adventure

Despite so many victories, they ended the regular season with a negative goal difference. The same action would continue in two halves of extra time, leaving both teams to settle the game with penalties. I haven't seen much progression from the club during the back end of last season. "Maybe it's just a small detail, but it's important to make everybody believe you can do it, especially a "smaller" club". Read More

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Bayern Munich ready to make Alexis Sanchez their highest-paid player

Bayern Munich ready to make Alexis Sanchez their highest-paid player

Sanchez would prefer to remain in the Premier League, according to Cross, but Arsenal can't offer the UEFA Champions League spot he desires, and the north Londoners' have reportedly offered him around only £275,000 per week. Sanchez's agent Fernando Felicevich has already held negotiations with the German outfit. "I am now focused on the cup". I would like many things, but I only think about the selection'. Read More

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Arsenal star trolls 'expert' media over wrong FA Cup final predictions

Click through the gallery to see Arsenal celebrate their FA Cup triumph. Arsenal went on to win the trophy with a 2-1 victory at Wembley . Oxlade-Chamberlain was the closest player to Moses as the Nigerian hit the Wembley turf, but the England worldwide - playing at left wing-back for the Final amid Arsenal's defensive crisis - said he never truly feared conceding a spot-kick. Read More

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Defending Champ Djokovic Falls To Thiem In Quarter-Finals

Defending Champ Djokovic Falls To Thiem In Quarter-Finals

It's only the second time Djokovic lost a final set by the score of 6-0 in his 937 career tour-level matches . Andy Murray set up a semi-final with Stan Wawrinka after a gritty 2-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-1 win over Kei Nishikori . "For me, this is a whole situation that I am facing especially in the last seven to eight months not winning any big tournaments which hasn't happened in many years". Read More

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Cincinnati's Gennett equals Major League Baseball record

Cincinnati's Gennett equals Major League Baseball record

Chris Beck (1-0) escaped a bases-loaded jam in the sixth inning to get the victory in relief of Jose Quintana, who avoided becoming the first pitcher in the major leagues to lose eight games this season. "So, I told the policeman my name was Scooter". "It was an honor to witness that". "My dad was pretty pissed I was 0-for-19", Gennett joked (he entered in a 1-for-20 slump). Read More

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Murray says need to learn from US Open defeat to Nishikori

Murray says need to learn from US Open defeat to Nishikori

A dejected Djokovic during his loss to Dominic Thiem . "When we changed ends at 1-Love he told me, "You're playing too slowly". For full previews, check out yesterday's article. Britain's Andy Murray plays a shot against Japan's Kei Nishikori during their quarter-final match of the French Open tennis tournament. She fought off break point to hold at the start of the second set and then immediately broke. Read More

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Kiwis beat British to reach America's Cup challenger finals

Kiwis beat British to reach America's Cup challenger finals

Land Rover will extend its support of Britain's America's Cup sailing team by signing a new deal to continue as Title and Exclusive Innovation Partner of Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) for the 36th America's Cup . The team sailed their race of the series, posting a win in race two and also achieving 100% flight, from start to finish. "The whole team has dug so deep to get us more competitive, to the point where there wasn't a lot of difference between the teams today". Read More

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Virat Kohli gives his choice for next India coach

Virat Kohli gives his choice for next India coach

The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman has reportedly made a decision to retain Anil Kumble as head coach of the Indian team. "I am very expensive, I don't think they can afford me". Virender Sehwag , Tom Moody , Richard Pybus, dodda Ganesh and Lalchand Rajput are the other contenders apart from the incumbent Anil Kumble . Read More

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Penguins to stick with goalie Matt Murray for Game 5

Penguins to stick with goalie Matt Murray for Game 5

Pittsburgh is 5-0 in its last five games at home. The Penguins captain was skillfully maneuvering his way through a sea of Washington Capitals when he was suddenly and shockingly knocked out by Caps defenseman Matt Niskanen. Subban's comments following Nashville's Game 3 victory over Pittsburgh in the Stanley Cup final? NBC Sports reported an average of 4.23 million viewers through the first four games of the final, up 24 percent from previous year. Read More

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Djokovic drops 1st 2 sets against Thiem in Paris

Djokovic drops 1st 2 sets against Thiem in Paris

Rafael Nadal advanced to the French Open semifinals for the 10th time when Pablo Carreno Busta retired from their match because of injury. 8 Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (0), 6-1 on Wednesday, while No. "And my only goal is to try to be ready to play my best, no?" "First of all, it's great for me to be in the semi-finals again." said the 23-year-old. Read More

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Warriors Top Cavaliers to Move One Win From Perfection

This Warriors team has learnt its lessons from past year. The notion that Golden State could be more than its unprecedented level of all-around talent suggests doesn't compute. He was also one win away from returning to the Finals past year with Oklahoma City but they squandered a 3-1 series lead to Golden State, who he joined a little over a month later. Read More

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Nadal can win 15 French Opens, says Kuerten

Nadal can win 15 French Opens, says Kuerten

Instead of lobbing back a half-hearted answer, Djokovic took the bait and said he'd been pondering a break and implied that his presence at Wimbledon might not even be a sure thing. Djokovic does not traditionally play a warm-up between the grand slams at Roland Garros and SW19 and has hinted he will take time away from the practice court in order to recharge his batteries. Read More

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Ronaldo world's highest paid sportsperson

Ronaldo world's highest paid sportsperson

And the report claims Real would not stand in Ronaldo's way with the bid nearly doubling the £80million they spent to bring him to the Bernabeu back in 2009. He wants to have the ball but it's very hard to get it when he runs with it. "I'm very happy and I want to continue here". The Real Madrid star replied: " Nothing is impossible ". Read More

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