• Batboy interferes with Mets' Wilmer Flores' play on a foul ball
Batboy interferes with Mets' Wilmer Flores' play on a foul ball

The person spoke anonymously to the AP because the statement the Mets released on Twitter was their only authorized comment. Since joining the team in 1964, Mr. Met . A security guard laughed when noting that Mr. Met couldn't have flipped his middle finger because the costume only has four fingers. Oregon's mascot went on to show Houst...

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  • The Golden State Warriors win the championship and get revenge
The Golden State Warriors win the championship and get revenge

They learned from each other every step of the way, they pushed one another through fierce shooting competitions that were pure entertainment on a practice floor. MJ, meanwhile, went 6-0 in the Finals, and Kobe's record in the championship round is 5-2. And Cleveland is still clearly the best team in the East, so a fourth straight Finals appearance...

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  • 5 greatest Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic encounters
5 greatest Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic encounters

Khachanov is playing at Roland Garros for the first time . The match was suspended a night earlier after the first set because of rain. Djokovic is coming off his cleanest match of the tournament in which he had just 30 unforced errors and was broken three times .

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  • Chelsea to host Burnley in English Premier League season opener
Chelsea to host Burnley in English Premier League season opener

The first weekend's fixtures are completed by Swansea City's visit to Southampton and Bournemouth's trip to West Bromwich Albion. Tottenham , who are in the process of building a new stadium, won just one of the four European games they played at the national stadium last season and were also beaten by Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals.

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  • Aleksandar Mitrovic denies Wales after Aaron Ramsey hits spot against Serbia
Aleksandar Mitrovic denies Wales after Aaron Ramsey hits spot against Serbia

Aaron Ramsey scored a "panenka" penalty in Wales' 1-1 draw with Serbia in Belgrade on Sunday night. Wales remain four points off the top in third place but they know they will probably have to win their four remaining matches to give themselves a chance of heading to Russian Federation next summer.

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  • Chelsea to host Burnley in Premier League season opener
Chelsea to host Burnley in Premier League season opener

Tottenham lost to Chelsea in an FA Cup semifinal match at Wembley last season, and also lost two of its three games at the national stadium in the group stage of the Champions League . Rafael Benitez's men beat Spurs 5-1 at St James' Park the last time they played a Premier League game. They begin away against Crystal Palace .

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  • Warriors deliver knockout punch to Cavs, win National Basketball Association championship
Warriors deliver knockout punch to Cavs, win National Basketball Association championship

Yes, Kevin Durant got his championship, but you'll never convince me it was the mountaintop experience it could have been if he'd stayed with the Thunder. Warriors fans had to suffer through watching their team blow a 3-1 series lead a year ago. He told TMZ he walked away with a nice chunk of change because of Golden State's Finals win...

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  • Champions Trophy 2017: England have edge against Pakistan in first semi-final
Champions Trophy 2017: England have edge against Pakistan in first semi-final

They've won 11 of their last 12 matches at this level, a far cry from their woeful first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup, and Eoin Morgan's men were the only side to exit the group stage of the Champions Trophy with a flawless played three, won three, record.

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  • Fernando Alonso's Indy 500 debut ends with engine failure
Fernando Alonso's Indy 500 debut ends with engine failure

An ESPN article pointed out that most Indy fans were expecting the likes of Scott Dixon taking the win, or perhaps, Alexander Rossi doing a repeat. I said this a few years ago, maybe I was meant to win it a ton of times as an owner. "The last two weeks, I came here basically to prove myself, to challenge myself", Alonso said.

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  • Lions Team Announced For Highlanders Game
Lions Team Announced For Highlanders Game

Joseph believes now the full squad is settled into the New Zealand rhythm, a host of players who underperformed against the Barbarians can reach their peak. Ken Owens under the roof at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. "I'm still looking for defensive leaders", said Farrell, laying down the gauntlet to his squad.

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  • Lewis Hamilton wins in Canada
Lewis Hamilton wins in Canada

In Canada , Hamilton equalled Ayrton Senna's record of 65 pole positions, made the fastest lap, led in every lap, won the race and cut Vettel's lead by 13 points to 12, capping a ideal weekend for the Brit . The triple world champion finished the race almost 20s clear of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas , who sealed a comfortable one-two. ...

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  • Djokovic And Agassi A Match made In Heaven?
Djokovic And Agassi A Match made In Heaven?

I did not think days would come when you feel different. Wawrinka started his clay season poorly before emerging with a title at the Geneva Open last week. 45 in the second set, when the Spaniard was broken twice. He had two break points in the following game that he failed to covert, the moment at which he indicated the momentum shifted.

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  • Sweden Star On Ray Wilkins' Comments On Manchester United Bound Victor Lindelof
Sweden Star On Ray Wilkins' Comments On Manchester United Bound Victor Lindelof

Lindelof has been a long-standing target at United , having flourished in recent seasons with Portuguese giants Benfica . Mnachester United reach an agreement with Benfica to sign Center defender Victor Lindelof . Lindelof made 32 appearances as Benfica retained the Primeira Liga title, and has player for Sweden, featuring on Friday as it ...

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  • Victor Lindelof's £30.75 Million Deal Confirmed
Victor Lindelof's £30.75 Million Deal Confirmed

The finer details of the transfer - a medical, global clearance and contract terms - will be completed in the coming days, the club said. If the transfer is completed, it will become United's first transfer deal of the season. He was also part of the side that won the European Under-21 Championship with Sweden in 2015. Lindelof, who has been ...

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  • 500000 fans may attend parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win
500000 fans may attend parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win

According to TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie , Marc-Andre Fleury will be available for selection in the upcoming NHL Expansion Draft. The Penguins will opt to protect the 23-year-old Murray over Fleury. The Las Vegas Golden Knights will make their selections by 10 a.m. on June 21. It's a very likely possibility that Fleury doesn't end up in Vegas when...

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  • Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko shocks Simona Halep to win French Open
Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko shocks Simona Halep to win French Open

Halep made just 10 unforced errors in the match, a measure of her excellence, yet it always felt as if she might not survive this trial by fire with the match never really being on her racquet. In six rounds, she has executed 245 clean winners - 26 per cent of all the points she has played. With Wimbledon just around the corner and her ranking h...

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  • Sidney Crosby, Penguins cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup
Sidney Crosby, Penguins cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup

The Penguins also needed the second-latest clinching goal in regulation to finish off the Predators , who had played their way to their first Stanley Cup Final after being the last team into the playoffs. The first time they reached this glorious achievement was back in 1991, then one year later in 1992, and afterward they were waiting for 17 ...

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  • Warriors reportedly will skip visit to Trump's White House
Warriors reportedly will skip visit to Trump's White House

The Warriors claimed their second title in three years after defeating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 in the best of seven series. Whether or not the Warriors will join those teams remains to be seen. Championship celebrations at the White House have become a tradition in American sports, with the first believed to have occurred i...

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  • Malkin makes case as greatest Russian-born player in National Hockey League history
Malkin makes case as greatest Russian-born player in National Hockey League history

After overrunning Nashville in its 6-0 win in Game 5 with three goals in each of the first two periods, Pittsburgh found far more resistance in this one. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan , addressing his squad before the season, asked "why not" in terms of winning a second straight Cup. The Penguins won the final series, four games to two .

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  • Late goal gives Stanley Cup to Penguins
Late goal gives Stanley Cup to Penguins

The reality is this: What the Penguins did this postseason cannot be duplicated. They now have three championship celebrations, the best 1-2 punch in the National Hockey League , maybe the best 1-2 punch at centre since Steve Yzerman and Sergei Fedorov, since Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg, since Lemieux and Ron Francis, since the best pairing e...

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  • After celebrating homer, Yasiel Puig aims obscene gesture toward fans in Cleveland
After celebrating homer, Yasiel Puig aims obscene gesture toward fans in Cleveland

After crossing home plate at Progressive Field, Puig turned toward a fan sitting behind home plate and gave them two middle fingers. After launching his 10th home run of the season for the Dodgers in the top of the second inning, Puig did a little extra as he rounded the bases in Cleveland.

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  • Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to win Championship
Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to win Championship

Despite clowning on Durant for deferring to his mom, Hart did so in good spirit, and the jokes came packaged with an earnest appreciation of what he and the Warriors accomplished this season. The Warriors were sitting pretty with a 12-point lead, Steph Curry pulled up on a three-point jumper that would have served as an exclamation point, but...

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  • Warriors say no decision made on White House visit
Warriors say no decision made on White House visit

The Warriors claimed their second title in three seasons Monday night with a 129-120 Game 5 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers , their opponent in three straight NBA Finals appearances. "They beat us, but I'm pretty sure we'll be back and we'll be ready to battle again". "I can feel it. there are a few things you can take away from the series,...

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  • The Pittsburgh Penguins close out another Cup title
The Pittsburgh Penguins close out another Cup title

But back to Pittsburgh , they're the first team to win back-to-back Stanley Cup's since Detroit did it in 1996-97 and 1997-98. The Penguins won their fifth Stanley Cup (also 1991, 1992, 2009 and 2016) - tied for the most by any non-Original Six team member.

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  • Scott prepared for US Open pressure cooker
Scott prepared for US Open pressure cooker

Open with their Morning Drive and Live from the U.S. Open programs but once the action gets going on Thursday, here's how you can follow all the action. "I didn't believe I could win, give myself chances to win World Golf Championships, get into the top 10 in the same year". "It's a long golf course and it's only going to play longer".

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  • RugbyL: NSW rock Queensland with big win in Origin opener
RugbyL: NSW rock Queensland with big win in Origin opener

Fifita scored a second-half try, set up James Maloney to score the opening try of the match and was a constant handful for the Maroons defense all night. The burning question now for the Maroons is even if they make changes, which look a must on that evidence, do they have the big bodies to fight fire with fire? He can break a game open w...

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  • America's Cup: Artemis to face Team NZ in challenger finals
America's Cup: Artemis to face Team NZ in challenger finals

The catamaran was righted and the damage appeared to be extensive, particularly to the wing sail. The idea of building a brand-new Japanese Challenge was at first a daunting task, no doubt made easier with Barker's depth of leadership and Sofuku's passion to see Japan rally behind a new team.

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  • What are the rules for the NHL Expansion Draft?
What are the rules for the NHL Expansion Draft?

Adding a 31st team to the National Hockey League has added a wrinkle to team planning, with some looking to unload potential building-block players to avoid losing them for nothing. The Golden Knights must take 14 forwards , nine defensemen and three goaltenders. Friday, June 16: Deadline to place a player on waivers before the Expansion Draft ...

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  • Champion Warriors might snub White House -- if invited
Champion Warriors might snub White House -- if invited

Golden State Warriors in numbersWhat's next for LeBron James? The Warriors won 129-120 to win the National Basketball Association championship. Durant shot 14 of 20 overall and 5 of 8 on 3-pointers, hitting three of his threes during the critical second-quarter run that lasted more than seven minutes and turned a 41-33 deficit into a 61-45 adv...

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  • Not playing at Queens this year: Rafael Nadal
Not playing at Queens this year: Rafael Nadal

During Federer's absence, Rafa Nadal won four clay tournaments, culminating in Sunday's French Open victory, and Federer said the Spaniard could finish the year on top of the world rankings. Rafael Nadal was the victor of Sunday's French Open final, but the 31-year-old Spaniard may not be the Wimbledon favorite because the grass courts at the ev...

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  • Nadal cruises into French Open quarters in style
Nadal cruises into French Open quarters in style

Earlier, Rafael Nadal tied Roger Federer's record by reaching the French Open quarterfinals for the 11th time . "Probably I didn't play as well as I did the other day, but I still played well." as reported by Firstpost. Bacsinszky won 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 over 2002 runner-up Venus Williams of the US. Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki returned to th...

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  • Golden State Warriors take NBA title
Golden State Warriors take NBA title

The way Golden State plays basketball is enormously impressive. A fabulous first one with and for Durant . An unbelievable feeling for him, an unbelievable feeling for me and an unbelievable feeling for the team . Go ahead and fret about competitive balance all you want , for the casual fans super teams sell. "You wake me up in the middle ...

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  • Dodgers' Puig makes obscene gesture at Cleveland fans
Dodgers' Puig makes obscene gesture at Cleveland fans

The series features the two best bullpens in baseball and each club sends out a former Cy Young Award victor as the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to pitch Tuesday and the Indians' Corey Kluber takes the ball Wednesday. The Indians (31-30) were able to do some damage against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (9-2), Bauer's counterpart and ...

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  • LeBron James spectacular again; his efforts not enough for Cavs
LeBron James spectacular again; his efforts not enough for Cavs

Not to mention he got a quick jab at his critics with a well-timed Nike commercial shorty after the confetti fell in Oracle Arena. But the win won't really change the minds of people who believe Durant took the easy route to a championship by joining the already-stacked Golden State Warriors .

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  • Warriors 129, Cavs 120: Player ratings
Warriors 129, Cavs 120: Player ratings

By contrast, NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant , who joined the Warriors last July, has a supporting cast that won a record-setting 73 regular season games last season. The Cavaliers aren't going down in Game 5 of the NBA Finals without a fight. "I had a letdown previous year", Green said. "I mean, come on, you got a bunch of guys who are talent...

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