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LeBron James mocks media for question he can't answer

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. Cleveland isn't the only place they'll visit while in the states. The Warriors topped Cleveland 113-132, according to the Cleveland website. Read More »

Predators top Penguins to tie Stanley Cup Final

Viktor Arvidsson's goal on an odd-man rush with 6:25 remaining in the second period gave Nashville a 3-1 edge. Save for a pair of flurries (one at the end of the first period in Game 1, the other at the beginning of the third period in Game 2 ) Nashville has been every bit Pittsburgh's equal. Read More »

Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs 118-113

Golden State's well-liked top assistant, whose first two stints as a head coach were to nurture a young LeBron James and then pamper Kobe Bryant , is heading to Cleveland , the city that shaped him more than any other. It's time for a history lesson. But I feel the last four or five years I've definitely continued to get better and better, and smarter. Kevin Love scored 27 points for Cleveland while Kyrie Irving added 19. Read More »

Warriors take commanding 3-0 lead in NBA Finals

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Golden State , a Finals dubbed "The Three-Match" has been a mismatch. LINE HISTORY: The Warriors opened as two-point road favorites following Sunday's convincing win in Game 2 and the public continues to bet them which has pushed the point spread up to 3.5. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers search for production outside of "Big Three"

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The 2017 NBA Finals on ABC - the Golden State Warriors lead the Cleveland Cavaliers 2-0 - is the most-watched since 1998, through two games, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen. But I was able to get second and third and fourth winds. I was just in a good rhythm. That basket pushed the Warriors lead to 10 as Curry let out a scream and the crowd went into a frenzy. Read More »

Simona Halep Crushes Carla Suarez Navarro Enter Quarters

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As the two kissed at the net, Halep kindly patted her opponent on the back, and the Spaniard could hardly wait to get out of there. With the score 5:5, Svitolina was close to the hidden match-ball, but allowed Halep to get his serve and to continue the successful streak to five games in a row. Read More »

Did Stephen Curry Double Dribble On This Play Against LeBron James?

That's why they have won 29-of-30 games dating back to the regular season. Their net point differential was plus-84, and they played nine single-digit games, including the loss. LeBron's excellence forced Golden State's hand. " We have to defend our home court ", said Cavaliers forward Kevin Love . Hard to believe this is the same guy who was so effective in the first two rounds. Read More »

Predators win to tie Stanley Cup series

This postseason tournament has been filled with abrupt ups and downs and no carryover of momentum from one game to the next. Through four games, the Predators are getting about 56 per cent of the available shot attempts at 5-on-5. Pittsburgh is just 7-7 over its last 14 games and has been limited to just one goal in six of its past 11 - including the two losses in Nashville . Read More »

Kevin Durant Believes LeBron James 'Paved Way' For His Move To Warriors

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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 have no desire to slow things down when the series resumes on Wednesday. "We literally have never once mentioned 16-0", Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters on Tuesday. No kidding. And the 1983 Philadelphia 76ers wouldn't have been the team it turned out to be without acquiring Moses Malone, or the 72-10 Chicago Bulls of 1995-96 ... Read More »

Matt Murray: Pens' G Matt Murray loses; Cup Final tied 2-2

Evgeni Malkin scored in the first two games but was pointless in the last two. Pittsburgh has just one power-play goal and was 0 of 3 with the man advantage in Game 4 , and Malkin said he has not had room to work. "It's the intensity he brings, and that's the kind of intensity we want to bring to our game every night". Laviolette is more concerned with the gifted Swede's all-around game than just his scoring ability. Read More »

Ranked Andy Murray eases into French Open quarterfinals

Nishikori leads Chung 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 0-3; Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation leads No. 21 John Isner of the United States 7-6 (1); and No. 15 Monfils leads No. The tie-break was a mini-match in itself, with Murray opening up a 6-4 lead, missing both set points then facing another after Del Potro pulled off a miracle forehand victor off a Murray pass. Read More »

Murray regroups to beat Nishikori

This match is a toss-up in my eyes, as Wawrinka does have the edge on clay and is playing better tennis overall, but it's tough to bet against Murray and that defense. China's Wang Xinyu went through the girls' singles second round after beating Varvara Gracheva 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, while her compatriot Wang Xiyu fell down to Bianca Andreescu 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. Read More »

Preds even Stanley Cup Final at 2-2, beat Penguins, 4-1

Crosby was a force of nature, batting pucks out of the air with precision, or chasing them down. With Malkin, he's shot the puck a lot less (2.8 per-game) but still remained largely productive. “If we continue to get those chances, theyll go in for us.”. "You want to bury them but sometimes they don't go in". Though Sullivan experimented liberally with his line combinations - something he frequently does when trying to break the Penguins out of a funk - there appear to be no plans to make a ... Read More »

Curry: Warriors' defense 'amazing' in NBA Finals

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The Warriors gave up a combined 31-of-56 to James and Irving by the time the final buzzer sounded, and yet they also held the Cavs scoreless in the final 3:09 to close out a game-deciding 11-0 run. They need big nights from James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love - and even then a roster of struggling role players has to pick it up. He is, and always has been, the engine that makes the Warriors go, and the team will continue to win as long as he continues to go. Read More »

Walters confident Milford will rise to Origin challenge

The format sees club-mates regularly step over the line against one another as tempers flare in Australia's biggest grudge-match. Who will win the State of Origin opener tonight?By Rusiate Baleilevuka Wednesday 31/05/2017The Maroons claimed 10 of the last 11 series . Read More »

Cavaliers seek answers as Warriors eye ideal title run

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And we're a full group when he's out here. And even without waking ghosts, Golden State would see its ideal postseason record - now 14-0, aiming for a never-done 16-0 - spoiled. If Irving comes out at least a tad bit stronger and the Cleveland crowd ratcheted up the intensity, it might be enough for them to get three wins. Durant scored from every corner of the court. Read More »

Price earns first win of season with gem

The Red Sox chased Asher and closed to 3-2 in the seventh. In the first 27 games, the Orioles saw the Red Sox nine times, including the two series full of controversy. Showalter had the same takeaway of the play. "I don't want to be out there throwing 100 pitches or 90 pitches through five innings". Now after his second start at the major league level since returning from injury you can start to see what he meant by that comment in Pawtucket. Read More »

Sam Sumyk: 'French crowd is pathetic, no class'

This was a pointed riposte to Mladenovic's recent criticism of Caroline Garcia , the Frenchwoman who used to be her doubles partner until they had a falling out. The nine-time champion matched Roger Federer's Open era record for appearances in the last eight at Roland Garros. It's not, you know, because it's Timea that I must get my revenge. Read More »

Dufner has another 65 and opens big lead at Memorial

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The other? Tournament host Jack Nickalus. Fowler took sole possession of the lead on the back nine after playing his first 11 holes in 4 under, but two late bogeys sealed his fate. There are a lot of things that can happen and I knew I was still in the mix. He was down there a lot. We had some good matches. It's been working. I've been using it all year. Read More »

Penguins chase Pekka Rinne with third period outburst

There was no penalty. Rookie Jake Guentzel scored twice and the Penguins chased Nashville start goaltender Pekka Rinne with a three-goal outburst in the third period to win 4-1. His two goals, the Penguins early equalizer and eventual game victor, now have him sitting at 19 points this postseason, the most by any American rookie player in the playoffs. Read More »

Murray ousts Del Potro

An appreciative and enthusiastic crowd chanted "Delpo!" "Too much frustration", del Potro said. "I'm starting to feel better", Murray said. "I think that the relationship is not very good", said 27-year-old Cornet. With some exquisite returning and acutely angled groundstrokes, Murray raced through the final set and into the fourth round. Murray was not, and he smiled mischievously as he described del Potro's "very manly grunt". Read More »

The Warriors are ripping up every bit of National Basketball Association history

His postseason brilliance has continued in the finals, averaging 28.5 points, 13.0 rebounds and 11.0 assists per game on 55.3 percent shooting. Kevin Love scored 27 points and Cavs team-mate recorded 19 of his own. When the Warriors' stars are scoring like that, there's no way anyone - not even James - can counter them. Assistant coach Mike Brown has been coaching the team in his absence. Read More »

Weird Noises Cut Short Kevin Durant's NBA Finals Media Session

Golden State now has Kevin Durant on the team and the Cavaliers have been unable to stop him. The Cavaliers may very well lose this series; judging by how the first two games played out, they could lose it in as few as four games. Irving hit the nail on the head. The bromance, on the other hand, is a plus. To put that in perspective, Cleveland's net rating in the three other respective quarters is no worse than -16.4. Read More »

Fabregas disappointed to be left out of FA Cup starting XI

Arsenal eventually ran out 2-1 winners against the ten-men Blues, who were outplayed for large swathes of the afternoon. Fabregas had been introduced in place of Nemanja Matic just after the hour mark, with the Spain global unhappy to have been given a watching brief beforehand. Read More »

A look at F1 legend Fernando Alonso

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He's one of my heroes growing up watching Formula One and he has always been, in my opinion, one of the best drivers in the world". He considers Alonso a legitimate contender because he's racing with Andretti Autosport - victor of this race a year ago with rookie Alexander Rossi - and because "the calibre of driver he is, it seems like he's definitely soaking it in". Read More »

Durant, Curry hit golden form

Curry is at the top of his game, registering his first-ever postseason triple double in Game 2 (32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists ). "Uhh, a totally... Golden State has also had first-quarter scoring totals of 35 and 40 points and third-period totals of 33 and 35 while outscoring Cleveland 75-64 in the former and by a whopping 68-44 in the latter. Read More »

Warriors tune out 16-0 talk, focus on Cavs

Durant's scoring has taken pressure off Stephen Curry and allowed the Warriors to withstand Cleveland runs so well that they haven't trailed after the first quarter in either game. "It seemed like it's personal for both of them", Draymond Green said. "To have Game 1 finally come, for me that was like the ball went up and it's like, 'OK, now we can just play basketball again.' There's a lot going on in between games here". Read More »

Predators beat Penguins to even Stanley Cup finals

That's a little hard". "We believe in the group that we have", Sullivan said. With Malkin, he's shot the puck a lot less (2.8 per-game) but still remained largely productive. By contrast, Pittsburgh has used just five players to score 11 goals. He was a stopgap, a defensive center the Predators hoped could plug a major void as they began their quest for the Cup. Read More »

Durant's menacing defense leads the way for Warriors

In addition to the Cavs' own comeback in the 2016 Finals after being blown out in Games 1 and 2, there is also the Warriors' own troubled history in Games 3s. "I've gotten better, and 2013 is when I feel I really turned the corner as a defender". These are LeBron's numbers through two games of the series against the Warriors: 39.7 minutes per game, 28.5 points, 13.0 rebounds, 11.0 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.5 blocks, .553 shooting, .333 3-point shooting. Read More »

Warriors could lose out on huge sum if they sweep Cavs

According to NBA .com, the average field goal percentage for shots inside the restricted area is 57.4 percent. All of it was weighing on the 27-year-old, who desperately wanted to snap out of his slump. He is the right-hand haymaker to Durant's jab, with the innate ability to land demoralizing three-pointers that make opponents feel helpless. "We're playing Draymond at the five more, and it's forcing me to guard bigger guys", Durant said. Read More »