• Cavaliers know there's a different feel to this year's 2-0 deficit
Cavaliers know there's a different feel to this year's 2-0 deficit

We were one game away from winning a championship, so I don't think you can second guess that that much. "He's been an wonderful player in this league for a long time , and I think he senses this is his moment, his team". "His defense was awesome, and we needed it". "Well, it's been a great run but none of that matters unless we can finish the j...

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  • Djokovic 'tanked' the last set, says McEnroe
Djokovic 'tanked' the last set, says McEnroe

But today, on the bigger stage of the French Open , Thiem returned the favor-and the bagel-in their 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 quarterfinal. Thiem demonstrated his appetite for the fight in a brutally physical first set lasting 73 minutes, which Djokovic led 4-2 but a double-fault handed a break back before three bad backhands gave his opponent the t...

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  • Saints want Liverpool investigated over Van Dijk approach
Saints want Liverpool investigated over Van Dijk approach

This week has been dominated by news of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk . Liverpool released a statement on Wednesday night apologising to the south coast club and declaring that they "have ended any interest in the player".

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  • Teenager Ostapenko shocks Wozniacki to reach last four
Teenager Ostapenko shocks Wozniacki to reach last four

She isn't just a ball-striker, she's a ball-basher. By contrast, her opponent, Anna-Lena Groenefeld will be appearing in her fourth mixed doubles Slam final and second with partner Robert Farah, with whom she was also runner-up at Wimbledon a year ago.

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  • Warriors up at halftime
Warriors up at halftime

The Golden State Warriors are warming up for Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland Wednesday night. Indeed, James is putting up 28.5 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in the series, but Cleveland has lost the first two games by a combined 41 points.

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  • Durant, Warriors storm back to take Game 3 from Cavs
Durant, Warriors storm back to take Game 3 from Cavs

Behind Irving, who grabbed the game by the throat in the third quarter, and James, who was his human-tornado self, Cleveland was fueled by desperation and pride and seemed set to drop the Warriors to their third straight Game 3 Finals loss here.

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  • Mercedes try to solve Lewis Hamilton's auto problems which threaten title tilt
Mercedes try to solve Lewis Hamilton's auto problems which threaten title tilt

Vettel had been out-qualified for pole position by Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen , who led the first phase of the race up until the pitstops. Sebastian Vettel overtook Kimi Raikkonen early on in the pits but the Finn was able to hold onto second to give the red racing unit their first one-two podium since 2010.

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  • Pliskova thwarts Garcia fairytale, reaches second Slam SF in Paris
Pliskova thwarts Garcia fairytale, reaches second Slam SF in Paris

The pair have never played before this meeting, and the victor will face either Karolina Pliskova or Simona Halep in the final on Saturday. In fact, Svitolina re-marched the mountain all the way back to a match point in the breaker, which ended up being the pivot point of the match, as she took the set on a lucky netcord en route to dishing...

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  • Nadal into French Open semis, Busta quits
Nadal into French Open semis, Busta quits

It was just today it was just odd how it came about". Seeded sixth in the tournament, the 23-year-old Thiem won 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 over Djokovic in two hours and 15 minutes, reports Efe. The loss also marks the first time Djokovic will not hold a Grand Slam title in a calendar year since 2014. " He was definitely the better player".

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  • Roland Garros-2017: Murray and Wawrinka has qualified for the 1/8 finals
Roland Garros-2017: Murray and Wawrinka has qualified for the 1/8 finals

Explaining his reaction, Del Potro said: "Too much frustration". Crestfallen, the 2009 US Open champion rested his hands and head on the net for nearly the entire duration of the changeover before handing Murray the break in the opening game of the second set.

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  • Warriors top Cavaliers to move one win from perfection
Warriors top Cavaliers to move one win from perfection

Down the stretch, he made plays for us. Everything they wanted. Pace, physical nature, venue, support. "Even when you're playing well, you've got to play, like, A-plus-plus". Curry drained all 14 free-throw attempts in Game 2 after not attempting a single one in the opener. "He's championship basketball", Livingston said of Durant.

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  • No extra pressure while facing Pakistan : Virat Kohli
No extra pressure while facing Pakistan : Virat Kohli

Talking about the presence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh's in the team, Kohli insisted that both of them are big players and that there is no need to guide them. Arguably, eyes would be on India Vs Pakistan match which is scheduled to hold on June 4 in Birmingham. Following that, India will tackle Sri Lanka and South Africa at th...

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  • US condemns attacks in Iran; Senate moves ahead on sanctions
US condemns attacks in Iran; Senate moves ahead on sanctions

Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for both attacks, Iranian news agency FARS reported . Another lawmaker said one of the assailants was surrounded by security forces and all the doors to the building had been closed, ISNA news agency reported.

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  • It's men's quarter finals day at the French Open
It's men's quarter finals day at the French Open

Austrian sixth seed Thiem thrashed Argentina's Horacio Zeballos 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarters for a second straight year. Even Djokovic found it hard to fathom how far he's fallen, only a year removed from leaving Roland Garros as a player nonpareil, the first man in almost a half-century to win four consecutive Grand Slam titles.

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  • Ravindra Jadeja's wife delivers couple's first child, a baby girl
Ravindra Jadeja's wife delivers couple's first child, a baby girl

Family matters a lot to me, but it was also necessary to be part of the team. Jadeja is now a part of India's Champions Trophy squad and has picked up two wickets in the tournament's opener for the team against Pakistan which guided India in sealing their first win in the tournament by a massive margin of 124 runs by DLS method.

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  • Manchester United tops Forbes' list as most valuable soccer club
Manchester United tops Forbes' list as most valuable soccer club

Manchester United have overtaken Real Madrid as the world's most valuable football team, U.S. magazine Forbes announced on Tuesday in its annual global list ranking the sport's wealthiest clubs. The American business magazine valued United at $3.69billion, ahead of Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid . That was a testament to the tea...

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  • Teenager advances to French Open semifinals
Teenager advances to French Open semifinals

Both matches lasted just under two hours in duration, but took the best part of six hours to complete after two rain delays - one that lasted for over three hours. She will face Swiss Timea Bacsinszky in the semifinals on Thursday when she will celebrate her 20th birthday. Bacsinszky banged a backhand crosscourt for a fourth break point and when ...

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  • Eden Hazard Fractures Ankle While On International Duty
Eden Hazard Fractures Ankle While On International Duty

The Premier League champions may choose to offer the 26-year-old a bumper new deal too to ward off the interest from Real. Hazard added that he had not spoken to Chelsea about extending his contract and that he was only concentrating on Belgium's upcoming World Cup qualifier against Estonia for the moment.

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  • '16 champ Djokovic in 'whole new situation' after Paris loss
'16 champ Djokovic in 'whole new situation' after Paris loss

The 23-year-old now faces fourth seed and nine-time champion Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. "Obviously, it was a thrill and complete fulfillment, I guess", Djokovic said during an expansive and frank news conference. Even Djokovic found it hard to fathom how far he's fallen, only a year removed from leaving Roland Garros as a player nonpareil,...

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  • New WhatsApp feature lets you recall that message you regret
New WhatsApp feature lets you recall that message you regret

With the new easy reply option for WhatsApp, iPhone users can now reply to their chats by swiping right on the texts they want to answer. The feature have now been made available on Apple's operating system through an over-the-air (OTA) update, version 2.17.30.

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  • Kohli makes place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes
Kohli makes place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes

The Real Madrid forward earned $93 million - including $58m in salary and bonuses and $35m in endorsements - over the past 12 months to retain the title. Speaking of boxing, McGregor is now looking to get the biggest payday of his life by switching over to the sport. While the fight isn't officially signed, the rumblings are growing that they cou...

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  • LEADING OFF: Gennett follows 4-HR game; Kershaw vs Strasburg
LEADING OFF: Gennett follows 4-HR game; Kershaw vs Strasburg

That Gennett did this for the Reds , the team that plays in the city in which he was born (and for a team he was a fan of " since I was 2 "), was an incredible twist of fate. Playing at the new Yankee Stadium for the first time without now-retired slugger David Ortiz on the roster, the Red Sox launched a trio of long balls and moved within a...

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  • Plunkett delivers as England beat New Zealand
Plunkett delivers as England beat New Zealand

Liam Plunkett took four for 55 as New Zealand were bundled out for 223. The Ashes rivals will square up for the second successive edition of the tournament, with England in the enviable position of knowing after their two Group A wins out of two so far that they have already booked a semi-final berth in Cardiff next Wednesday.

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  • Defending French champ Djokovic ousted by Thiem
Defending French champ Djokovic ousted by Thiem

After lifting his first title at Roland Garros last year, to become the first man in 47 years to hold all four Grand Slam titles, Djokovic has struggled for form and results on all courts. "I could easily have lost the close first set, and it was the key for my first victory against him to then have a good start to the second set as well".

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  • Tiger Woods: Medicine not alcohol led to DUI arrest
Tiger Woods: Medicine not alcohol led to DUI arrest

The golfer took two breathalyzer tests after his DUI arrest and scored a.000, according to documents released by the Jupiter, Fla., police department. "I will do everything in my power to make sure this never happens again". It remains to be seen what was in Woods' system at the time , but he allegedly told police that he had prescriptio...

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  • Cavs have been here before, but this Warriors team different
Cavs have been here before, but this Warriors team different

That's been quite evident through two games. The Warriors trailed by six with three minutes left before Durant, who signed with Golden State last summer to win a championship, brought them back, scoring 14 in the fourth. "But they're a team you cannot - you can't let them go on runs". James was knocked flat in the first quarter, when he acciden...

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  • Chelsea make £35m offer for Alex Sandro: Juventus reject bid, demand £45m
Chelsea make £35m offer for Alex Sandro: Juventus reject bid, demand £45m

Hello, Conte hear you! It is said that Antonio Conte's side have tabled an offer of around £35m. He explained: "It fascinates me". His distribution skills are immensely underrated - what he'd been doing at Juventus alongside Andrea Pirlo rather quietly came to the forefront in Euro 2016 when without Pirlo, Conte resorted to having Bonucc...

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  • Rain pushes Nadal, Djokovic quarter-finals back
Rain pushes Nadal, Djokovic quarter-finals back

That is one more than his best-ever record over four rounds, set here in 2012. "Then in the second set, in the beginning, I was down 0-30". Thiem is playing some of the best and most consistent tennis we've seen from him in a while, but you can't ignore the glaring head to head numbers against Djokovic and the fact they just played a couple...

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  • Djokovic ousted in quarters, Nadal enters record 10th semi-final
Djokovic ousted in quarters, Nadal enters record 10th semi-final

Pliskova will play 2014 Roland Garros runner-up Simona Halep, who saved a match point and rallied from 6-3 5-1 down to beat Elina Svitolina. Nadal advanced when his opponent, Pablo Carreno Busta, stopped in the second set because of an injured abdominal muscle.

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  • Cavs' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors
Cavs' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors

The Warriors finished with an 11-0 run to steal the victory and all but assure themselves of taking Cleveland's title. Not team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit. "I got out of the shower and my phone was buzzing". I don't contribute as losing this game because we got exhausted. "They're obviously trying to make a few other guys make plays and when...

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  • Red Sox likely replacement for Eduardo Rodriguez injured in minors
Red Sox likely replacement for Eduardo Rodriguez injured in minors

Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia also is making steps toward coming back when his 10-day disabled list stint is up. The O's were unable to get anything going against the Red Sox's bullpen in the later innings. Xander Bogaerts is only 2-for-20 versus Tillman. "But really encouraging what's taken place the past couple of days". He's an optio...

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  • '16 champ Novak Djokovic stunned in French Open quarterfinals
'16 champ Novak Djokovic stunned in French Open quarterfinals

Nothing should be taken from Thiem, though, who has had a brilliant clay-court season and will face Rafael Nadal for the fourth time this year on the red dirt - the sixth seed losing in Barcelona and Madrid, but winning their last encounter in Rome.

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  • Nadal through to semis as Carreno Busta quits
Nadal through to semis as Carreno Busta quits

Tomorrow, we will have the distinct pleasure to see Murray , Djokovic , Wawrinka and Nadal go to work on hopefully not soggy clay puddles. Rafael Nadal qualified for the French Open semi-finals for the 10th time on Wednesday after compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta retired with injury while trailing 6-2, 2-0.

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  • Why JR Smith still is starting instead of Iman Shumpert
Why JR Smith still is starting instead of Iman Shumpert

Most hoop observers feel the pace favors the Warriors , being labeled by some as the best offensive team of all time. It requires huge focus, energy and communication to perform well defensively against Golden State . That's held into account, but when we have opportunities to push, whether it's a miss or make, more often that not, we're going to...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo tops 'Forbes' list of richest athletes
Cristiano Ronaldo tops 'Forbes' list of richest athletes

Real Madrid icon Cristiano Ronaldo and Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James top Forbes' 2017 top 100 earning athletes list in 2017 . Ronaldo, 32, earned a whopping $93 million in the last 12 months, including $58 million in salary and $35 million in earnings from endorsement deals and appearances, according to the Forbes estimate.

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