• LeBron and a way to win -- Terry Pluto
LeBron and a way to win -- Terry Pluto

While James has delivered - he had a triple-double Sunday night in Game 2 - it hasn't been almost enough against the superstar-laden Golden State Warriors . "So it's good to have him back over there". "It felt great. Got a really nice reception from our fans and our players", Kerr said. Just as Golden State did in Game 1, the Warriors tu...

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  • Men's quarter-finals put back due to rain at Roland Garros
Men's quarter-finals put back due to rain at Roland Garros

Possible storms are forecast from 2pm local time (12pm United Kingdom time ) when play is due to start, and rain showers from 5pm local time (3pm United Kingdom time ) on a windy day in Paris . "That is the only important thing for me", said Nadal , whose last grand slam success was the 2014 French Open . Carreno Busta , seeded 20th...

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  • Brilliant Nadal, Djokovic through to Q'final
Brilliant Nadal, Djokovic through to Q'final

Pliskova, who had won just twice in five previous French Open appearances before this year, will face Paraguay's Veronica Cepede Royg for a quarter-final spot. But it's different conditions, it's best of five, it's a grand slam, obviously. It's a rematch of their semifinal past year, when Djokovic defeated Thiem in straight sets.

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  • Djokovic knocked out of French Open in quarter-finals
Djokovic knocked out of French Open in quarter-finals

The 30-year-old said: "I don't expect myself to play as bad as I played in the third". Halep came all the way back from a set and 5-1 down in the second to defeat Elina Svitolina 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-0. The 14-time major victor has dropped just 20 games in four rounds so far, only one more than he lost at the same stage in 2012. In the second round,...

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  • Warriors Sock Cavs in Game 2, Take Command in NBA Finals
Warriors Sock Cavs in Game 2, Take Command in NBA Finals

Love gave the Cavs a needed second offensive threat with 27 points in Game 2; but against a team filled with a pair of former MVPs in Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant , two other 2017 All-Stars in Draymond Green and Klay Thompson and several role players who have made key contributions, it wasn't been almost enough.

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  • The Cleveland Cavaliers Must Slow The Pace Against Golden State
The Cleveland Cavaliers Must Slow The Pace Against Golden State

Don't forget, the next two games are in Cleveland . No one has ever come from down 3-0 in the NBA Finals to win a series, and while Cavaliers made history by coming down from 3-1 a year ago, it's just not happening. "As a team, I think so", Thompson said. "We made that mistake of circling 73 and worrying about the wrong thing before". Warr...

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  • Title-chasing Thiem gears up for tough Nadal test
Title-chasing Thiem gears up for tough Nadal test

Pliskova beat Caroline Garcia 7-6 (3), 6-4. Djokovic was runner-up at the U.S. Open but lost in the third round at Wimbledon, the first round at the Rio Olympics and the second round at the Australian Open. Nadal has dropped only 22 games so far in the tournament, the fewest he has lost on the way to any of his 26 Grand Slam semifinal berths. ...

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  • Jose Mourinho: Manchester United would exchange Europa League title for victims' lives
Jose Mourinho: Manchester United would exchange Europa League title for victims' lives

Although United drew a Premier League-high 15 games they were only beaten on five occasions, the joint-second best record in the division, and Lingard says the ability not to lose can serve them well. "If you come 1-0 behind against such an, in defence, well-organised team, it's going to be hard, especially the second half", the 53-year-old Bosz sa...

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  • Gallo's HR Puts Rangers Ahead In 10-8 Win Over Mets
Gallo's HR Puts Rangers Ahead In 10-8 Win Over Mets

It was the second time in deGrom's career that he allowed seven or more earned runs in one game (he surrendered eight runs in five innings to the Giants last August). How Rangers hitters fared: The Rangers scored runs in each of the first four innings to keep pace with the Mets and finally broke it open with the a three-run fourth.

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  • Warriors' Green brushes off historical comparisons
Warriors' Green brushes off historical comparisons

Cleveland worked its way back in a year ago to beat the Warriors four games to three. They split the two games at home before reeling off three straight wins to become the fourth team to win the title after losing the first two games. because they didn't matter. The Warriors' offensive pitch to Durant last offseason centered on the pace-and-sp...

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  • Australia will be ready for England showdown, says Steve Smith
Australia will be ready for England showdown, says Steve Smith

But after seeing him come through his side's first game with no reaction on his sore knee, Morgan has warned that the gloves are now off. "For us it's a must-win game". "We have to play hard again, but we beat New Zealand in Ireland (in a warm-up match ) so you never know", added Bangladesh skipper Mortaza. You can only build confidence by pro...

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  • Slater: Game 3 'is the danger game of the series'
Slater: Game 3 'is the danger game of the series'

Now, the Warriors have a historic 14-0 record in this year's playoffs. "That's not our game". I thought he played a great game. Kevin Durant has played excellent defense in the first two games of the NBA Finals. The first two games have shown a stark difference in depth. That wasn't "Truth Juice", as Paul Pierce called it, that gave the...

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  • Play halted at the French Open because of rain
Play halted at the French Open because of rain

Nishikori set up a meeting with the top seed after he bounced back from losing the opening set to love to beat Spain's Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0. The powerful 21-year-old Khachanov, playing in his third Grand Slam event, showed flashes of brilliance in the sunshine but not for long enough spells to worry Murray, who is through to the ...

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  • Austin Dillon: Austin Dillon win Coke 600 on fumes
Austin Dillon: Austin Dillon win Coke 600 on fumes

Leading the last one is. It is the first time the famed number three vehicle has been in victory lane for the Coca-Cola 600 since Dale Earnhardt beat Jeff Gordon in 1993. Leading a significant number of laps isn't all that significant. At least Busch was still up and running. Of course, Truex wanted to have a voice in the final outcome.

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  • Tyronn Lue says no major changes for Cavs for Game 3
Tyronn Lue says no major changes for Cavs for Game 3

Smith called James "a prized jewel" and told USA Today Sports that it didn't matter if he got hurt. Even with the cramping, Shumpert's play, coupled with JR Smith 's disappearing act in the series thus far, has the Cavs considering a lineup change at shooting guard for Game 3 , the source said.

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  • 8YO Girl Banned From Soccer Tournament Because 'She Looks Like A Boy'
8YO Girl Banned From Soccer Tournament Because 'She Looks Like A Boy'

Mili's family claims they went so far as to show her insurance card to tournament organizers - proving Mili is indeed a girl. Organisers however said that it was a typo on the team roster that was the reason behind her disqualification and not the way she looked.

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  • Pakistan's injured Riaz ruled out of Champions Trophy
Pakistan's injured Riaz ruled out of Champions Trophy

Due to diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan , the two teams rarely lock horns against each other barring an International Cricket Council (ICC) event, and the hotly fought battle has over the years drawn a wide range of audience.

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  • Ex-Penn State Officials Get Jail Time For The Sandusky Scandal
Ex-Penn State Officials Get Jail Time For The Sandusky Scandal

Spanier was sentenced to two months in jail and an additional 2-10 under house arrest. He will serve three months in jail followed by house arrest and pay a $5,000 fine. "Spanier's sentence should make it loud and clear that the protection of the welfare of Pennsylvania's children should never take a back seat to the reputation of one man ever agai...

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  • John Terry: Chelsea captain 'could not care less' over substitution controversy
John Terry: Chelsea captain 'could not care less' over substitution controversy

After already securing the Premier League following an impressive second-half of the campaign, which saw only three defeats in 2017, it could have been easy for Antonio Conte's squad to take their eye off the ball. I hope one day he can return to the club". The Chelsea fan was not watching the game, but says he put on a £10 stake and receiv...

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  • Chelsea's Eden Hazard set to miss start of season after ankle surgery
Chelsea's Eden Hazard set to miss start of season after ankle surgery

He will return as a top player: "in three months he will play again with a flawless ankle". We want to go further, including in the Champions League. Hazard returned to the height of his powers in the 2016/17 season after ghosting his way through the previous campaign, with the Belgian playing in a key part in returning the Premier League tit...

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  • Green says LeBron is great, but Durant is 'a created player'
Green says LeBron is great, but Durant is 'a created player'

In the team's Game 1 win over Cleveland last Thursday, Thompson shot 3-for-16 from the field. With the shooting the Warriors have - no team has shot better on uncontested 3s this season - the Cavs need to be near ideal defensively. "We're not a slow-it-down team". We have Kyrie Irving, who's arguably the best ballhandler in the world. "That's...

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  • Lichtenstein: Call This The Anticlimactic NBA Finals
Lichtenstein: Call This The Anticlimactic NBA Finals

But the most important new member, the team's new superstar, Durant, can identify with what the Warriors went through. And conversely, what can the Warriors to do take a commanding 3-0 lead? The Cleveland Cavaliers have been no match for the fast-paced Golden State Warriors through the first two games of the NBA Finals but insist they hav...

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  • Nadal reaches French Open semis
Nadal reaches French Open semis

The world No. 47 recovered from losing the first five games of a rain-ravaged match to outclass 11th seed Wozniacki 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. The second-seeded Djokovic had two set points in the opener but couldn't convert either. - Bacsinszky, whose only other Grand Slam semifinal appearance also came at Roland Garros , in 2015.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo: I Want to Win Next Season's Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo: I Want to Win Next Season's Champions League

It all started previous year at the San Siro Stadium in Milan. "I think we can get better". On the contrary, Ronaldo has comparatively done well on national duty. Buffon celebrated wildly when Mario Mandzukic superbly cancelled out Cristiano Ronaldo's opener in a thrilling first half against Real Madrid . After winning his fourth Champion...

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  • Scooter turns slugger, ties MLB record with 4 homers
Scooter turns slugger, ties MLB record with 4 homers

The utility player is the first player in Reds history with a four-homer game and became the 17th player in Major League Baseball history to accomplish the feat. Hector Neris gave up one-out singles to Matt Kemp and Matt Adams in the ninth. MILWAUKEE - Chase Anderson pitched 7 2-3 shutout innings, drove in a run and won his third straight game,...

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  • Durant's menacing defense leads way for Warriors
Durant's menacing defense leads way for Warriors

It's a chicken and egg thing: Cleveland needs to get more buckets to slow down the Golden State offense and let the Cavs set their defense, then they can get more stops then get out in transition where Cleveland can get more made baskets.

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  • Defending champion Novak Djokovic loses in French Open quarterfinals
Defending champion Novak Djokovic loses in French Open quarterfinals

Nadal, who is bidding for his 10th Roland Garros title, broke his opponent four times in the opening set and was leading 6-2, 2-0 when Carreno Busta was forced to quit just after 51 minutes in the quarter-final clash of the men's singles event.

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  • Cavaliers will not bench J.R. Smith for Game 3
Cavaliers will not bench J.R. Smith for Game 3

There's no way the Cavs were going to shoot 40 percent over a series. During the actual proceedings of the first two games of the NBA Finals , though, Smith and the rest of those knights have failed James. "And other than that, any other opportunity I can get to try to make something happen". He did the same Saturday at practice, speaking on the...

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  • Late victor as Blues beat Lions in Auckland
Late victor as Blues beat Lions in Auckland

But just when the Lions thought they could wrestle control, up popped Sonny Bill Williams with a devastating assist. Those excuses don't wash in modern professional rugby. Suffered a bit of a nightmare, missing three tackles and being caught narrow for the Blues first try when charging out of the line. This week, Gatland - who has led W...

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  • Trump condemns Kabul attack in call with Ghani
Trump condemns Kabul attack in call with Ghani

The last two major bomb blasts in Kabul , the last being in early May and also occurring in the diplomatic area, were claimed by the Islamic State although the Taliban also carried out attacks which left numerous civilian casualties in recent weeks.

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  • Champions Trophy: When Rohit Sharma bribed Shikhar Dhawan's son Zoravar
Champions Trophy: When Rohit Sharma bribed Shikhar Dhawan's son Zoravar

That was the start of a period of remarkable acceleration from India, which hammered 72 runs off the last four overs. Rohit Sharma (91) and Shikhar Dhawan (68) laid the platform with an opening stand of 136. In the 37th over, Virat wanted to steal a single but a strong throw from backward point by Babar Azam did the trick and Rohit, who slamm...

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  • Borussia Dortmund appoint Peter Bosz as new coach
Borussia Dortmund appoint Peter Bosz as new coach

They finished third, but were miles off winners Bayern Munich . Contract will last until 2019. Now he also needs the right blend of experience which arguably enabled Feyenoord and Manchester United to beat Ajax to the Eredivisie and Europa League respectively.

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  • Theresa May: Calling election shows I have 'balls'
Theresa May: Calling election shows I have 'balls'

Though she had previously suggested she would not call a snap vote, Mrs May seems to have looked at Labour's low polling numbers and thought that now was an opportune time to call an election. Mr Corbyn joined the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) as a schoolboy in 1966 and was later their vice-chair. "I'm not going to make any excuses for...

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  • PK Subban is pretty confident the Nashville Predators will win Game 3
PK Subban is pretty confident the Nashville Predators will win Game 3

They matched that, firing six shots in the opening 3:28 of the third period. The Pittsburgh Penguins can all but wrap up this series by winning here and taking a monster 3-0 lead. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). Pittsburgh Penguins' Ian Cole, center, checks Nashville Predators' Mike Fisher (12) in front of Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) ...

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  • Murray in a hurry after straight-set victory
Murray in a hurry after straight-set victory

Del Potro lauded Murray's adjustments - new returning angles, more and more leg-sapping drop shots, even attacking the 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) Argentine's forehand - as the match wore on, saying: "Andy is one of the smartest guys on the circuit, and he knew what my weak points were".

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