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Murray wins first set in French Open semifinals

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Now comes a step up against Thiem , the young Austrian who inflicted Nadal's only clay-court defeat of 2017 with a stunning performance in Rome . It happened at Roland Garros in 1968 and at this year's Australian Open. Murray had led 7-6 (6), 3-6, 7-5. What TV channel is Andy Murray v Stan Wawrinka on? " Wawrinka in these Majors, he is as big a favourite as ( Roger) Federer , Nadal , Djokovic and Murray these days, no difference between the five of them". Read More »

Warriors rally for 118-113 win in NBA Finals

LeBron James had faced the same deficit five times before and his teams had gone 4-1 in Game 3 and won two series - in the 2016 Finals and against the Pistons in the 2007 Eastern Conference finals. Irving missed an off-balance 3-pointer and Durant and Curry each made two free throws on the next Golden State possessions to seal Cleveland's fate. Read More »

Wawrinka beats Murray in five-set thriller to enter finals

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Nadal is 15-3 lifetime against the Swiss star, and is 14-7 in career Grand Slam finals. Wawrinka won the tiebreaker with a forehand down the line, his 72nd victor of the match. Wawrinka did not dwell on that setback and earned three break points in the seventh game of the second set, converting the first with a trademark backhand victor down the line. Read More »

Durant Silence Cavs; Take 3-0 Series Lead

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Kevin Durant drained the biggest shot of his professional life - a 3-pointer with 45.3 seconds left - and scored 31 points as the Golden State Warriors moved within one win of postseason perfection and payback by rallying to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113 on Wednesday night to take a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals . Read More »

How to watch Game 4 of Cavs-Warriors

That's a lifetime ago. Blown off the court in the second halves of the first two games, the Cavaliers surged ahead with a big third quarter and were still ahead by six with less than 3 minutes to play. Kevin Durant had been waiting his whole life to sink the 3-pointer that lifted Golden State over Cleveland and put him on the brink of an National Basketball Association championship. Read More »

FINALS: Warriors Stun Cavs With Late Comeback Win

They will attack the paint. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving completed breathless drives to the basket for a combined 77 points while Kevin Love battled for rebounds, out-hustling the Warriors on several occasions. The Warriors went on a 11-0 run in the last 3 minutes of Game 3 to defeat the Cavaliers , 118-113. Golden State's general manager got himself a glass of wine, to no avail, and picked up a book to read - but his heart still felt like it was racing Thursday afternoon when he ... Read More »

Irish War Cry top choice in depleted Belmont Stakes horse race

The gelding - with Cloud Computing's connections of trainer Chad Brown and jockey Javier Castellano - wasn't nominated to the Triple Crown, so had to be supplemented to the Belmont for $75,000. The colt claimed that status after expected favorite Classic Empire was forced out Wednesday because of an abscess in his right front hoof. But the next year, he won the Triple Crown - the first in 37 years - aboard American Pharoah. Read More »

LeBron James not faulting Warriors for building super team

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Game 3 was important because it showed us that Warriors are not unbeatable yet. Bigger than all of them and all of that. That's what happened Wednesday night, as a game Cavs team forced Golden State to play its "A" offensive game to win and extend its record unbeaten playoff streak to 15-0. Read More »

Warriors top Cavaliers to move one win from perfection

James and Kyrie Irving combined for 77 points, dominating much of the second half, but even their electrifying performance was not enough to put a blemish on the Warriors' ideal record. The Cavs held a lead in the second half for the first time in the series. Kevin Love had 13 rebounds and six steals. Durant scored 31 points and Klay Thompson had 30 for the Warriors, who improved to 15-0 in the postseason and are on the brink of the first undefeated finish in the National Basketball ... Read More »

Stan Wawrinka wears down Andy Murray to reach French Open final

You need to, as I say, keep pushing yourself". Alongside the third-seeded Halep was former tennis player Ion Tiriac, who won the doubles at Roland Garros in 1970, two years after reaching the singles quarterfinals. Andy Murray would have loved to have reached the final of the French Open . Murray has a habit of bending matches to his will and having seen two break points go begging at 4-4, the Scot forced three more at 5-5 and struck with the second to edge in front in the set for ... Read More »

Warriors one game away from sweeping Cavs after Game 3 win

Iguodala's block this time . Golden State, powered by Kevin Durant's clutch scoring in the closing minutes, rallied to beat defending champion Cleveland 118-113 Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) in the NBA Finals , moving one victory from the first ideal playoff run in league history. Read More »

Wawrinka pierces Murray's armour to reach French Open final

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Wawrinka will play the victor of the semifinal match between fourth seed Rafael Nadal of Spain and sixth seed Dominic Thiem of Austria. Nadal or Thiem certainly won't be taking Wawrinka lightly: He is a ideal 3-0 in grand slam finals, topping Nadal to open his account in Melbourne in 2014. Read More »

Shakib, Mahmudullah star as Bangladesh stun New Zealand

It was an engrossing match as Shakib and Mahmudullah produced the highest partnership for Bangladesh in one-day cricket to wrest the game back from New Zealand , who are eliminated after the defeat. And when Soumya Sarkar was lbw to Southee, Bangaladesh were 12 for three. He ripped through New Zealand's fragile middle order with 3-13 in three overs. Read More »

Scottish leader Sturgeon says election 'disastrous' for PM May

A dramatic night of general election results in Scotland , which saw former first minister Alex Salmond lose his seat, has raised questions over the future of the SNP and the prospect of Scottish independence. In addition to Alistair Carmichael holding his Orkney and Shetland constituency, the Lib Dems took East Dunbartonshire, Edinburgh West and the Highlands seat of Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross from the SNP. Read More »

NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from last year

James got it going early, scoring in the paint at will and taking advantage of the lack of a shot-blocking center among the Warriors . They have thus far swept away the Portland Trailblazers, the Utah Jazz and the San Antonio Spurs in the first three rounds of the playoffs, winning the first four games in each best-of-seven series. Read More »

Kyrie Irving, Cavs Fall To Warriors In Game Three

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Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg emerged as a candidate for the vacant head-coaching position at Ohio State, according to a Wednesday-night report . And then, quite suddenly, it wasn't. Irving bounced back from a rough Game 2 with 38 points, including a couple of dazzling layups where he juked around multiple Warriors . It was James, after all, who set the precedent for the modern-day "superteam". Read More »

Cavs need to make the greatest ever comeback once again

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He delivered another performance that reminded everyone he remains the NBA's best player. Kevin Durant erased the Cavaliers' six-point lead in the final minutes, and the Warriors are up 3-0 in the NBA Finals , one win away from going 16-0 in the playoffs for the first time in NBA history. Read More »

No questioning Durant's decision now as Warriors near title

LeBron James scored 39 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and passed off nine assists while Kyrie Irving added 38 points to pace the Cavaliers, but James said he has never faced a "juggernaut" like the Warriors. National Basketball Association great Slater Martin won five titles and appeared in seven All-Star games, but played in the shadow of Minneapolis Lakers center George Mikan. Read More »

Some Cebuano sports personalities share thoughts on ongoing NBA Finals

Below you can see the breakdown of shooting percentage and how many points James scored during the second half in his previous NBA Finals appearances. Warriors forward Kevin Durant led the team to a 118-113 victory, scoring 31 points for the night, including a three-pointer late in the fourth quarter that put Golden State in the lead. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Ind vs SL - Turning Point - Gunaratne Seals Important Win

Kohli said that rather than criticising his colleagues, he would like to compliment the kind of batsmanship displayed by Sri Lanka yesterday. Kusal Mendis also made an excellent 89 and captain Angelo Mathews an unbeaten 52 as Sri Lanka hauled themselves back into contention for qualification to the semi-finals and in doing blew Group B wide open. Read More »

Why can't the Afghan government protect Kabul?

One Afghan security guard was killed and others were likely among the dead, Gabriel said. Neighboring Pakistan has condemned the " terrorist attack" in a statement from the Foreign Ministry voicing solidarity with Afghanistan . Afghanistan's intelligence agency has blamed the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network for the attack, which has been linked to Pakistan's military in the past. Read More »

Stanley Cup Playoffs unpredictable to many

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The Nashville Predators' tradition of throwing a catfish onto the ice came to Pittsburgh for Game 1 Monday night and could get another chapter for Game 2. Still, it was a goal that Rinne should have had. To be blunt, Murray has been as brilliant as Rinne has been bad. Pontus Aberg has given the Predators a 1-0 lead in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Read More »

Sarfraz says no pressure ahead of Pak-India clash

They have also developed the backbone to fight out of tough situations, as evidenced by a comeback win against Sri Lanka in Tests, a rout of Afghanistan to secure their 100th victory in ODIs and a spirited defence of 238 against England in Dhaka . Read More »

Wawrinka forces 5th set against Murray

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Ostapenko won the first set 7-6 (4). Donald Young and Santiago Gonzalez are through to the men's doubles final at the French Open . "You know, I'm the odd one out in the semis". Stan Wawrinka battered the ball as if each swing would determine the outcome of his French Open semifinal against No. 1 Andy Murray . Wawrinka got his break though two games later and consolidated for a 5-3 lead. Read More »

Apple's HomePod Faces Fierce Competition Among Smart Speakers

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There's plenty of talk about pitting the features, pricing, and specs of Apple HomePod , Amazon Echo , and Google Home against one another . "We want powerful machine learning to be easier to use in your apps", software chief Craig Federighi said as he unveiled a toolkit that allows developers to use Apple's AI technology. Read More »

Blues Set a 24-Point Margin in Game 1

The two teams put on nearly the ideal half of football to open the game, Tedesco's desperate effort to reach out and score when he was brought down inches short the only mistake in 37 sets of football. I don't know what they are going to do with Billy (Slater ) but if Billy comes back into the side along with JT, they will be a different team. Andrew Fifita of NSW attacks during Game 1 of the State of Origin rugby league against Queensland . Read More »

Wawrinka de retour en finale deux ans après — Roland-Garros

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Wawrinka, vainqueur sur un ultime break (il en a réussi neuf dans le match!), pouvait savourer cette qualification pour la finale , sa deuxième en trois éditions. L'Espagnol a sauvé sept balles de bris sur les 7 qu'il a eu à affronter, en servant particulièrement bien dans ces moments cruciaux. Ce duel s'est avéré le triomphe de l'attaque sur la défense, alors que Wawrinka a utilisé son sublime revers à une main et son coup droit puissant pour envoyer Murray dans tous les sens pendant plus de ... Read More »

LeBron not faulting Warriors for building super team

For Iguodala, there had to be some sense of redemption, right? Quietly, he is having one of the great playoff runs in National Basketball Association history. Instead, they're on the verge of being swept in the NBA Finals by a collection of talent the likes of which this league has rarely, if ever , seen. Read More »

Kevin Durant's dagger 3 lifts Warriors over Cavs in Game 3

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For most of the second half - at least until Kevin Durant hit a 3 from the top of the key with 40 seconds to give Golden State a 114-113 lead - it looked like the Cavaliers were going to escape with a win. Durant, seeking his first career title after joining the Warriors from Oklahoma City last July, and Curry scored on drives to the hoop to pull Golden State within two. Read More »

Cavs' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors

The Warriors aren't just looking for another championship. "Just the combination of offense and defense, the talent that they've been able to amass, it puts them in position where this is a dynasty to me", ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy said before the NBA Finals . Read More »

Penguins thrash Predators in Game Five

I think we've got to play determined. "We know we're going to have to", Fisher said. "Two-out-of-three now. It's pedal down. It's pedal down. We're ready". The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Penguins, but they are 13-2 in the playoffs coming off a loss under Sullivan. The 29-year-old has four points in as many games, but the Penguins have controlled less than 45 percent of the total even-strength shot attempts when he is on the ice. Read More »