• LeBron's best not good enough in crushing loss to Warriors
LeBron's best not good enough in crushing loss to Warriors

Why? He scored seven straight points while the Cavaliers remained scoreless in the game's final 3:09, the biggest three coming on that 26-footer with 45.3 seconds left. After winning Games 1 and 2 by a combined 41 points at home, the Warriors had to scrap for all 48 minutes to take down the Cavs, who will need a similar effort to avoid bein...

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  • Pepe unhappy with Real Madrid exit
Pepe unhappy with Real Madrid exit

The Portuguese worldwide spent 10 years with Real Madrid after joining from Porto, but says he left the club without exchanging a word with his coach. "I've had years of great pride in which I have given my body and soul", he said. Thanks to each one of you who accompanied me. "There are ways to negotiate, but that way wasn't right".

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  • Manchester United 'unlikely to offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic new contract'
Manchester United 'unlikely to offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic new contract'

According to Sky Sports News, United are due to publish a list of released players on Friday which may include the name of Ibrahimovic despite his willingness to stay. However a player can be on the list and still eventually re-sign for his present club. Reported target Romelu Lukaku appears close to leaving Everton for former club Chelsea, whil...

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  • Virat Kohli marks India after Champions Trophy win over Pakistan
Virat Kohli marks India after Champions Trophy win over Pakistan

The Indian batsmen remained focussed despite the rain breaks with Rohit Sharma (91 off 119), Shikhar Dhawan (68 off 65), Kohli and Yuvraj rising to the occasion in a game reduced to 48-overs-a-side affair. Pakistan were donated a wicket, however, when Dhawan hoisted a full toss from teenage leg-spinner Shadab Khan straight to Azhar at deep m...

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  • French Open 2017: Andy Murray beats Kei Nishikori in quarter-finals
French Open 2017: Andy Murray beats Kei Nishikori in quarter-finals

His response was to drop serve and do little of note as Nishikori ran away with the set. Posting his 100th best of five set claycourt win from 102 outings, Nadal spent only 51 minutes on court before his good friend Carreno Busta retired when trailing 2-6 0-2.

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  • Murray Defeats Nishikori, Proceeds To French Open Semis
Murray Defeats Nishikori, Proceeds To French Open Semis

Rafael Nadal meets Dominic Thiem , conqueror of defending champion Novak Djokovic , in the other clash. Wawrinka is still yet to drop a set at this year's tournament. But Murray responded by taking the second set easily and stormed through a third-set tie-break before finishing off a tiring Nishikori to seal a fourth successive semi-final appe...

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  • Solanke blasts England into U20 World Cup final
Solanke blasts England into U20 World Cup final

The last time England qualified for a World Cup final was with a semi-final win against Portugal in 1966, a 2-1 result enough to set up a game with West Germany to decide the destination of the Jules Rimet trophy. Paul Simpson's side got off to a rocky start though, with Italy taking the lead with less than two minutes on the clock through R...

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  • Arsene Wenger told to copy Jose Mourinho's Man Utd tactics
Arsene Wenger told to copy Jose Mourinho's Man Utd tactics

Kroenke, who has increasingly been the target of abuse from fans, opted to keep the status quo - a decision that is sure to divide opinion. "We don't want to go down that road again", Seaman said of losing one or both players. Wenger joined Arsenal in 1996, making him by far the longest-serving current manager in English soccer. "We want to sup...

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  • Giants sign ex-Bills defensive tackle Corbin Bryant
Giants sign ex-Bills defensive tackle Corbin Bryant

To create roster space for Bryant, the Giants waived center Khaled Holmes , who was signed in January. NY released center Khaled Holmes in a corresponding move, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY . In 2016, Bryant played in eight games with six starts at nose tackle for the Bills; he started each of the first five games. The Giants added another can...

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  • Real Madrid end interest in Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea
Real Madrid end interest in Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea

Pepe has made 334 appearances for Real since joining from Porto in 2007, though his next move is unclear. What Zidane has done with Real Madrid is spectacular, but there are things I don't understand. "I'm happy for the love of the people, and that's worth more than everything". Pepe has already been linked with the likes of Paris St Germa...

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  • Juan Martin del Potro comforts tearful Nicolas Almagro
Juan Martin del Potro comforts tearful Nicolas Almagro

Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova is into the third round of the women's singles for the first time after a 6-2 4-6 6-3 win over Ekaterina Alexandrova. "Getting frustrated on the court is something that I have always battled with and always fought, probably since I was 20, 21 years old, and it's more venting", he explained.

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  • Defending champ Djokovic eliminated from French Open
Defending champ Djokovic eliminated from French Open

For the full scores, draw and stats, visit Roland Garros' official website . He wasted two set points in the opener. I was just unable to hit the ball well and many unforced errors. By that stage, Nadal was already back in the locker room, safely into the semi-finals after his opponent Pablo Carreno Busta had retired with injury over on Phi...

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  • How will Game 1 of the NBA Finals play out?
How will Game 1 of the NBA Finals play out?

With his big output in Game 1 , Durant joined Hall of Famers Rick Barry, Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal as the only players to score at least 25 points in each of his first six Finals games. The series kicks off tomorrow (1 June) in the Golden State stadium in Oakland, California, and will continue until 18 June, unless one team wins the fi...

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  • Chelsea's Eden Hazard in London for surgery on fractured ankle
Chelsea's Eden Hazard in London for surgery on fractured ankle

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has called on Eden Hazard to come back stronger after suffering a fractured ankle on worldwide duty. "He will recover in about three months". "I am keen to win trophies ". "We want to go further, including in the Champions League", he said. We want to continue on this path and want to build on this in the Cha...

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

Djokovic was left on his knees, and soon he would be out of the tournament entirely. "I'm playing well, I'm moving ahead", Nadal said afterward. "He was definitely the better player". "It's not getting easier on Friday". No. 7 Marin Cilic. Djokovic, who had needed five sets to beat Diego Schwartzman in the third round, was 3-0 down in the s...

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  • Cricketers complaint on Anil Kumble to BCCI
Cricketers complaint on Anil Kumble to BCCI

Kumble's contract will end with the conclusion of the Champions Trophy . They will be interviewed by Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which consists of Sachin Tendulkar , Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman . The interview process for India's new coach would begin either on Thursday evening after the India-Sri Lanka match or would be held from ...

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  • Scotland's Charlie Mulgrew: Beating England would mean everything to me
Scotland's Charlie Mulgrew: Beating England would mean everything to me

I don't think he has a second gear he trains at before shifting up for games. So we have a lot of riches there and they can't all play. "It's a huge challenge ahead, England are a great team and we'll be massive underdogs". Rovers dropped into League One after a 3-1 win at Brentford on May 7 but Mulgrew feels in good shape after a month away from...

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  • LeBron James: Warriors' 'firepower' probably most I've seen
LeBron James: Warriors' 'firepower' probably most I've seen

James, who collapsed to the floor after running head-first into the shoulder of team-mate Tristan Thompson in the first quarter, led the way for Cleveland with 39 points while the impressive Kyrie Irving added 38. James would team up with a prime Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh with role players such as Ray Allen, Mario Chalmers, Udonis Haslem and...

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  • Murray headlining field at French Open Day 3
Murray headlining field at French Open Day 3

Rafael Nadal followed Djokovic into the second round as he began his quest for a 10th French Open title with a straightforward 6-1 6-4 6-1 victory over Benoit Paire. "Not remembering how I played a year ago". - Kyrgios, seeded 18th, completely outclassed his opponent, serving 20 aces and hitting 40 winners as he closed out the match in just ...

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  • Lionel Messi agrees to new deal with Barcelona
Lionel Messi agrees to new deal with Barcelona

Spanish radio station Cadena Ser reported in the early hours of Wednesday morning that the Argentinean striker has agreed a three-year deal which will see him stay with Barcelona until the summer of 2021. Throughout all competitions, the worldwide star netted 54 goals, but it still was not enough to help them capture La Liga or Champions League...

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  • Pepe's decade of titles and tantrums at Madrid is over
Pepe's decade of titles and tantrums at Madrid is over

He wrote an open letter to Real Madrid fans, to thank them for their support during his time at the club . Barcelona and Real Madrid topped this list with an annual average of $233 million and $216 million respectively. Pepe only played in 18 games during the 2016-17 campaign, largely due to Zinedine Zidane's preference of Raphael Varane and Na...

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  • Halep reaches semifinals of French Open
Halep reaches semifinals of French Open

Play has started in the final two women's quarterfinal matches at the French Open . A year ago, Djokovic became the first man in almost a half-century to claim a fourth consecutive major championship and completed a career Grand Slam at Roland Garros.

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  • Cavaliers could use more from Kyrie Irving as series shifts to Cleveland
Cavaliers could use more from Kyrie Irving as series shifts to Cleveland

I wasn't sure after awhile, they just were going nuts. According to ESPN's research, the first two games of the series were played at a faster pace - possessions per minutes - than any of James' previous 212 playoff games. "We have won a lot of games playing the way we play, so we're not going to change". Then again, Smith was scuffling through...

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  • Cavaliers will stick with JR Smith as starter
Cavaliers will stick with JR Smith as starter

Shumpert scored 11 points on 3-of-12 shooting and totaled nine rebounds and three steals in the first two games of the Finals. Lue has been dealt a tough hand here, and his best actions haven't resulted in a ton of success for Cleveland , especially in the second halves of Games 1 and 2.

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  • Pakistan will try live up to expectations against India
Pakistan will try live up to expectations against India

India return to the scene that brought them their second Champions Trophy title and cricketing great V.V.S. Laxman believes this side has what it takes to emulate the triumphant Men in Blue of 2013. However, team Pakistan is being cautious with what they comment on in the clash with India on the 4th and the players are set to silence the Ind...

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  • Ryan Lochte, Kayla Rae Reid welcome baby boy
Ryan Lochte, Kayla Rae Reid welcome baby boy

His 10-month suspension expires on June 30, but will keep him out of U.S. Nationals and by proxy, the 2017 World Championships. Lochte, 32, and Reid, 25, announced they were expecting in December, two months after breaking the news of their engagement .

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  • Rafael Nadal eases past Roberto Bautista Agut to enter quarter-finals
Rafael Nadal eases past Roberto Bautista Agut to enter quarter-finals

Sunday, June 4, 2017 . The Spaniard, 23, lost 6-1 3-6 6-3 on a packed Suzanne Lenglen Court which gave its full backing to Mladenovic. These two have split their only two meetings with Bacsinszky winning in this years Davis Cup and Mladenovic winning in the 2016 Eastbourne International.

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  • Tennis Podcast: 'Dominic Thiem can beat Novak Djokovic in these conditions'
Tennis Podcast: 'Dominic Thiem can beat Novak Djokovic in these conditions'

The defending champion from Serbia lost to sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 in the quarterfinals. "The past few months, I have been playing very well", said Nadal . But Ramos-Vinolas could not cement his advantage and, despite recovering from 0-4 to 4-4 in the tie-break, he lost the opening set. Pliskova, who had won just twice i...

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  • Saracens drawn against Clermont in Champions Cup group stage
Saracens drawn against Clermont in Champions Cup group stage

The draw will mean that Munster's departing second-row Donnacha Ryan will face a quick return to Thomond Park with his new club Racing 92. In the Challenge Cup , Edinburgh and London Irish will face defending champions Stade Francais in Pool 4 .

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  • Stoops out at Oklahoma
Stoops out at Oklahoma

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday, a stunning offseason move by the 56-year-old future Hall of Famer who led the Sooners to 11 conference championships and a national title in 18 seasons. "Coach Stoops, when I was growing up, was always the face of Oklahoma football". While Peterson, who signed a two-year ...

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  • Manchester United win Europa League
Manchester United win Europa League

Those words are from Mourinho and he applied his philosophy with much vigor and success against Ajax in the Europa League final. "At a time when we are grieving for the families that have lost loved ones, we have a sport that has brought a little happiness at a hard time", said Beckham, who played 394 games for United between 1992 and 200...

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  • Warriors beat Cavs 118-113 in Game 3 of NBA Finals
Warriors beat Cavs 118-113 in Game 3 of NBA Finals

Cleveland was physical on defense. The Warriors lead the series 3-0 and could win the title in the early hours of Saturday morning with another win in Cleveland . "It's probably the most , most firepower I've played in my career". The Cavaliers took their biggest lead of the series (seven) off 16 third-quarter points from Irving.

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  • Perfect shot: Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 Finals lead
Perfect shot: Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 Finals lead

The bigger picture is that the Cavs played like champions in Game 3, played just like the guys who came back from a 3-1 deficit to stun the Warriors in the finals previous year. But we got to be better as far as not relaxing, not falling asleep, the loose balls 50/50 balls, we got to get to those. Despite James matching Los Angeles Lakers ...

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  • Warriors challenge more teams than Cavs
Warriors challenge more teams than Cavs

Game 4 of the series is on Friday. Golden State could become the first National Basketball Association team to make an unbeaten playoff run to the crown, having swept Portland, Utah and San Antonio and overpowered the Cavaliers twice at home to open the finals.

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  • Warriors top Cavaliers and move to brink of National Basketball Association title
Warriors top Cavaliers and move to brink of National Basketball Association title

No team has ever gone 15-0 in any postseason of the four main professional sports. Only eight teams have swept their opponents 4-0 in the NBA Finals - the last was San Antonio Spurs against Cleveland in the 2006-07 season. And when they finally got a close one, they showed why their roster is the envy of just about every other team, wit...

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