• Nadal, Djokovic cruise as Muguruza downs ex-champ
Nadal, Djokovic cruise as Muguruza downs ex-champ

Djokovic split from his long-time team last month as he sought answers to the slump that has seen him struggle since adding a fourth consecutive grand slam title here a year ago. Reigning women's champion Garbine Muguruza began her Roland Garros defence with a straight-sets triumph over 2010 victor Francesca Schiavone. Mladenovic surrendere...

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  • LeBron James denounces racism after home is vandalized
LeBron James denounces racism after home is vandalized

It is alive every single day. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police are investigating after someone spray painted a racial slur on the front gate of LeBron James' home in Los Angeles on the eve of the NBA Finals . "And when I think about the kinds of policies and ideas the kids in my foundation need from our government, the choice is clear". Cavs owner ...

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  • It's National Doughnut Day!
It's National Doughnut Day!

National Doughnut Day was started in Chicago in 1938 to honor The Salvation Army "Doughnut Girls ". Krispy Kreme will give each customer one free glazed doughnut, no purchase required . It's an American celebration held on the first Friday of June that has now spread to other parts of the world, including Australia. Entenmann's , instead o...

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  • We have plans in place for Kohli: Pakistan skipper
We have plans in place for Kohli: Pakistan skipper

The match is labelled as the final before the final and rightly so. India v Pakistan is a rivalry that has evolved from being exclusively about borders and political bragging rights to one where cricketing supremacy is a major source of pride.

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  • India captain Kohli has 'no problems' with Kumble
India captain Kohli has 'no problems' with Kumble

But Mickey Arthur doesn't seem to be bothered about his team's status as underdogs ahead of the game against India . For cricketers, it's just "another match " but for the die-hard fans, a win is not everything but the only thing that they expect from their heroes.

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  • Cavs try to adjust on both ends after Game 1 beating
Cavs try to adjust on both ends after Game 1 beating

The moment that seemed to send sparks flying between the celebrity and the National Basketball Association star forward came late in the fourth quarter after the ball was stolen from James and Golden State's Stephen Curry flipped a pass to Durant, standing in front of Rihanna's courtside seat.

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  • Highlights of French Open seventh day
Highlights of French Open seventh day

The 29th seed had a fragmented clay court season but came into this match with a real chance of upsetting the world number one after reaching the quarter-final in the Rome Masters where he upset world number nine, Kei Nishikori . Former champion Stan Wawrinka is through to the fourth round of the French Open with a 7-6 (2), 6-0, 6-2 win agains...

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  • Gianluigi Buffon cannot explain Juve's second half Champions League final slump
Gianluigi Buffon cannot explain Juve's second half Champions League final slump

As you know, football can be a nightmare. I can not explain why we played like we did in the second half . And having lifted the European Cup once with Manchester United , Ronaldo has done it three times in four seasons with Madrid. Juve finished with 10 men after Juan Cuadrado was sent off in the 84th for a second yellow card after pushing Ser...

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  • John Terry
John Terry "could not care less" about Chelsea farewell criticism

News of the plan could have alerted gamblers to a situation they might have looked for ways to exploit. "That should never, ever happen during a competitive football match". I'm thankful to every single one of them. A 16th trophy could follow at Wembley, where he could yet make a 718th appearance, although he is likely to be a substitute at best.

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  • Bale hails Real Madrid's history boys
Bale hails Real Madrid's history boys

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, becoming the first player to find the net in three Champions League finals. And then it was that man again, Ronaldo, the competition's highest ever scorer, who made it 3-1 with just over 20 minutes to go.

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  • Golden State preparing for expected adjustments by Cleveland Cavaliers for Game 2
Golden State preparing for expected adjustments by Cleveland Cavaliers for Game 2

His shooting slump goes back to the San Antonio series, and even beyond. They've won 28 of their last 29 games . The best way to understand it is to look at his shot chart from the last five games . Game 1 was one of the most hyped up games we've had in recent memory, considering it was the first National Basketball Association game in seven d...

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  • Raiders members share reactions, predictions on NBA Finals
Raiders members share reactions, predictions on NBA Finals

Here's what they have this time that they didn't have last time: Durant, a healthy Stephen Curry and a Draymond Green determined to play every game of the Finals. Not that they're discussing it. "In order for us to be as good as we can be offensively, we have to play with pace". "They were really good on both sides, being in attack mode - w...

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  • Champions League final: Sergio Ramos had easy game against Higuain - Gerrard
Champions League final: Sergio Ramos had easy game against Higuain - Gerrard

Real, who now have a record 12 European Cup wins, grabbed the lead in the 20th minute through Ronaldo, who slotted the ball low into the corner after a clever cut-back from Dani Carvajal following a classic counter attack. But to do it twice in a row is unbelievable. "I'm happy, I'm incredibly satisfied". There is little room for sentiment in foo...

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  • Hashim Amla and Imran Tahir earn AB de Villiers' praise
Hashim Amla and Imran Tahir earn AB de Villiers' praise

Skipper AB de Villiers chipped in with a stunning catch to send Kusal Mendis packing for 11 runs, nonchalantly plucking the ball out of the air one-handed, and then ran out Dinesh Chandimal for 12 with a direct hit. In an otherwise boring chase from Sri Lanka , it was the skipper Tharanga, who showed great resilience to make sure that he can a...

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  • Rihanna star of National Basketball Association finals opener
Rihanna star of National Basketball Association finals opener

Thompson's defensive prowess was evident in Golden State's 113-91 victory in Game 1 on Thursday night when Cavaliers players shot 1 for 12 when Thompson was the primary defender, according to ESPN . The Cavs watched film and vowed to get back to basics and the solid fundamentals that carried them this far, especially on the defensive end. ...

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  • Catfish! And Hagelin in Pens lineup for Game 3
Catfish! And Hagelin in Pens lineup for Game 3

That kind of shooting success is hard to sustain over 82 games but not impossible considering the firepower the Penguins have in Sidney Crosby , Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel. Parenteau, who scored 20 goals in 2015-16 and could help out on the power play, will be playing his first-ever game in the Stanley Cup final at the age of 34.

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  • Real Madrid Showered In Praise Following Dominant Champions League Victory
Real Madrid Showered In Praise Following Dominant Champions League Victory

And in the process he notched his 600th career goal as well as becoming the first player ever to score in three Champions League Finals . Isco, who kept Cardiff-born Gareth Bale out of the starting line-up, described it as Real's best performance of the season as they outclassed Italian champions Juventus in the second half.

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  • Google marks ICC Champions Trophy with its addictive doodle
Google marks ICC Champions Trophy with its addictive doodle

If Pakistan beat India that will be nearly as good as lifting the trophy for them. "An update on a replacement for the seamer for the remainder of the tournament will follow in due course". The Indian team has not displayed any signs of stress during their two warm-up matches which they won without breaking any sweat. "Wahab has recovered...

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  • Was It Love? Hate? Kevin Durant 'Doesn't Remember' Stare Down with Rihanna
Was It Love? Hate? Kevin Durant 'Doesn't Remember' Stare Down with Rihanna

The Golden State Warriors know they must contend with a "monster" on the Cleveland Cavaliers' frontline. First and foremost, then make sure Golden State's sharpshooters have a hand in their face. Durant feasted when the Cavaliers overcommitted to the Warriors' three-point shooters. It also creates less opportunities for the Cavaliers to r...

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  • Klay Thompson makes up for shooting slump on defensive end
Klay Thompson makes up for shooting slump on defensive end

So while he was tweeting Thursday about Santa Claus and Australian Rules Football, Durant was dunking on the sort of nonexistent defense typically seen at an All-Star Game and not the NBA Finals. When the Cavs gave help, Curry hit 3-pointers. At some point, the Cavs figure, those shots are going to go in, and if they had in Game 1 the game might'...

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  • ICC Champions Trophy 2017
ICC Champions Trophy 2017

For Kohli, too, the match is significant - it will be first time he will lead India in a global tournament. In 2015, an estimated one billion people tuned in across the world to watch India beat Pakistan by 76 runs during the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia .

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  • How will the NFL's new rules impact the Minnesota Vikings in 2017?
How will the NFL's new rules impact the Minnesota Vikings in 2017?

Regular-season games that were tied at the end of regulation will enter an overtime period that will last no longer than 10 minutes. The owners have done way with the interim step of cutting down the roster to 75 men after the third preseason game.

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  • Wolff: Vettel win not 'orchestrated' by Ferrari
Wolff: Vettel win not 'orchestrated' by Ferrari

Raikkonen led for the first 35 laps of the race with Vettel following close behind, the lead vehicle generally gets preference on stops and the former was called in first for his first and only stop of the race . "But bit-by-bit we will try and chip away at it". Wolff says it has proven tough to get the optimal performance out of both car...

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  • Gareth Bale: Real Madrid star reacts to Champions League win in Cardiff
Gareth Bale: Real Madrid star reacts to Champions League win in Cardiff

They would have been the first Juventus team to win since 1996, though Real Madrid , behind the likes of Ronaldo, weren't about to let that 20-plus-year drought be snapped. Real Madrid's Asensio then drove a final nail in the coffin of Juventus and sealed the victory for his team with a 90th minutes goal. Bonucci's pass from defence was...

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  • Denver sportswriter fired after tweet about Indy 500 victor
Denver sportswriter fired after tweet about Indy 500 victor

Alonso's maiden Indy 500 ended in the same way as many of his Formula One races when his Honda engine blew with just over 20 laps remaining. Again, I will say I'm sorry, I know better, and I'm angry at myself because there was no constructive goal in saying it and I should not have said it, especially because The Denver Post has been dragg...

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  • Rafael Nadal crushes Nicolaz Basilashvili at the French Open
Rafael Nadal crushes Nicolaz Basilashvili at the French Open

Of course having him around always gives you more inspiration . "When I have a match , I play very well". Nadal annihilated Nikoloz Basilashvili as he targets a 10th title in Paris and 15th overall, but it was a very different affair for Djokovic, who twice had to come from behind to beat Diego Schwartzman in a five-set thriller.

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  • Curtain falls on the 'world's greatest show'
Curtain falls on the 'world's greatest show'

Like numerous show's 300 human performers, Vargas said, she plans to take a break before seeking out new opportunities, perhaps in Europe, where many of her castmates hail from. He thanked everyone from the animal trainers to the band to the train crew, the wardrobe fitters and the circus's spiritual counselors, acknowledging the Feld family's role...

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  • Near-perfect Kiwis take control of America's Cup qualifiers
Near-perfect Kiwis take control of America's Cup qualifiers

The weather forecast would have had the biggest bearing on Team NZ's decision to select BAR given when they raced Ainslie in the second round robin it was light, as it is looking tomorrow, and Team NZ were really dominant. Emirates Team New Zealand look the team most likely to loosen Oracle Team USA's grip on the America's Cup in Bermuda, but th...

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  • Kyle Busch grabs pole for NASCAR Cup series race in Dover
Kyle Busch grabs pole for NASCAR Cup series race in Dover

But that near miss has gnawed at Busch, who won the All-Star race and then lost the spotlight at Charlotte Motor Speedway . (Busch) "I'm not surprised by anything. Austin Dillon , the Charlotte victor Sunday night for his first Cup victory, will start ninth. Busch won his first pole of the season and 20th of his career.

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  • Predators pound Penguins in Game 3
Predators pound Penguins in Game 3

Rinne let in the night's second shot - a rebound goal scored by the incredible rookie, Jake Guentzel , his 13th of the post-season. Playing in front of a raucous home crowd, the Nashville Predators overwhelmed the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 in Game 3 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final on Saturday.

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  • Beyond The Mic: Warriors Dominance Will Make For Disappointing NBA Finals
Beyond The Mic: Warriors Dominance Will Make For Disappointing NBA Finals

The network's National Basketball Association programming will be available for subscribers in Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. James in 2011 became the first superstar to bolt in free agency and build a "super team" when he joined Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. It's not like Cleveland is ...

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  • Helped by key double-fault, Murray tops del Potro in Paris
Helped by key double-fault, Murray tops del Potro in Paris

Overnight, "DelPo" had become a superstar, the first major champion not answering to the name of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic since Marat Safin's Australian Open triumph of 2005. Wawrinka will face the victor between Gael Monfils and Richard Gasquet , whose duel on the Philippe-Chatrier Court was influenced by the rain when ...

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  • ESPN's Sarah Spain Breaks Down Game 1 of the NBA Finals
ESPN's Sarah Spain Breaks Down Game 1 of the NBA Finals

Golden State scored 21 points off Cavaliers' turnovers, while making only four giveaways, matching a one-game NBA Finals record low. This marks the first time in National Basketball Association history the same two teams played in three straight Finals and just the fourth time it has happened in the four major sports leagues.

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  • Bale:
Bale: "To win at home is a dream come true"

Gareth Bale saluted Real Madrid's historic Champions League final victory over Juventus as the Spanish giants became the first side to retain the trophy for 27 years. Three minutes later Ronaldo added his second of the night from close range to make it 3-1 - his 600th career goal. Juventus' star strikers - Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuai...

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  • Senators @ Penguins - go on or go home
Senators @ Penguins - go on or go home

Bobby Ryan's quick release on a one-timer beat Murray in the second period and gave the Senators their first power-play goal since Game 1 against the New York Rangers on April 27. Washington needs to go into Game 7 with the mentality that matching minors are as unsafe as giving up a power play and avoid it at all costs. Senators coach Guy Bouc...

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