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NBA Finals -- Cavs avoid sweep, thrash Warriors in Game 4

LeBron James finished with a triple double, totaling 31 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Irving scored a game-high 40 points on 15-of-27 shooting, including a seven-of-12 performance from three-point range, which came on the heels of an 0-for-7 showing from long distance in the Game 3 loss Wednesday night. Read More »

Have LeBron's NBA Finals opponents been better than MJ's?

Curry smiled and went over to greet Beckham, a friend of LeBron James' who has worked out with the Cleveland superstar. Golden State has a much better team, and with all due respect to LeBron James , they are not a good enough defensive team to matchup with Golden State . Read More »

Result, not performance, counted against Crusaders - Gatland


The Lions are teetering on the brink of collapse according to the New Zealand press after just two games of their 10-match tour. "I've had to bide my time". "They had eight All Blacks". Instead, the Lions pressured the hosts from the off as they downed the most successful team in Super Rugby history. Read More »

Durant exceeding Warriors expectations in NBA Finals

Close throughout, with superstars on both teams playing at superstar level. On Thursday, James spoke to reporters and was asked a number of questions about the series. The Cavaliers are no match for these Warriors, not even with arguably the best player on the planet in LeBron James . It would be the starkest symbol of their dominance this season. Read More »

Cavs halt Warriors to stay alive in NBA Finals

The star player that she is, Alyssa Valdez couldn't help but channel the fangirl in her at the height of the title race between Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association. Irving was referring to an interview Green gave Thursday, when he openly relished in the seeming inevitability of the Warriors winning their second championship in three years on Cleveland's home court. Read More »

Five players Predators need to step up in Game 6


In Game 1, Nashville became the first team to hold an opponent without a shot on goal in a period of a Final game since the National Hockey League started tracking that statistic in 1957, and that drought lasted 37 minutes even though Pittsburgh pulled out a 5-3 win. Read More »

Murray must up game to defeat Wawrinka in Paris

The momentum of the match switched sharply after umpire Carlos Ramos penalised Murray the loss of a serve for a time violation. "It's winning when you're not playing your best is more impressive". 'Stan has played fantastic in this tournament, he hasn't dropped a set. "I need to do the same again". Nishikori surpassed Jiro Sato, who died in 1934, for the most quarterfinal appearances by a Japanese man, as he made the last eight for the second time in three years in Paris . Read More »

After postponement, Nadal, Djokovic try to set semi in Paris

Mladenovic tried to look on the positives of her French Open campaign, which at one point had been in doubt because of a back problem. But even after falling behind 3-1 in the second set, Bacsinszky didn't wilt and won five of the final six games to finish off Mladenovic and return to the semis. Read More »

Stan Wawrinka beats Andy Murray in five-set thriller to enter finals

The last American major victor was Andy Roddick - 13 years, nine months and one day ago (not that we're counting) at the 2003 US Open . There, he faced Novak Djokovic who had beaten him in Rome . Djokovic clearly isn't the player he was a year ago. The same symbols are also displayed on the inside frame of his racket. Third seed Wawrinka's epic battle against Murray had delayed Nadal's appearance until almost 6pm local time and there was a sense of "after the Lord Mayor's show" ... Read More »

Warriors rally for 3-0 series lead

Kyrie Irving scored 40 points and LeBron James recorded his third straight triple-double, racking up 31 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, to lead the Cavaliers to a 137-116 win over the Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Read More »

Real Madrid receive €60 million offer from Manchester United


Despite not being a regular last season, Rodriguez still managed to score 11 goals and assist a further 13 strikes in 33 matches for Los Blancos . However, we have a small favour to ask. United were initially interested in Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann but have since turned their attention to a traditional number nine rather than one who plays a slightly deeper-lying role like the France worldwide. Read More »

La Niçoise Alizé Cornet échoue en huitièmes de finale à Roland-Garros

Mais son succès à Paris, son douzième en Grand Chelem, était aussi le point culminant de sa trajectoire avant une inexorable chute que l'arrivée récente d'Andre Agassi comme mentor n'a pas enrayée. La deuxième demi-finale, coïncidence extraordinaire, tombe le jour de l'anniversaire des deux adversaires: 20 ans pour Ostapenko et 28 ans pour Bacsinszky. Read More »

Warriors eyeing record after Game 3 win in Finals

For all this while, the Golden State Warriors refused to look too far ahead. Golden State escaped with a huge win to go up 3-0, only one game away from the title. In his postgame interview, he used the word "liberating" to describe the shot, the moment. The Cavaliers showed their championship mettle and played like a team that didn't want its season to end, bringing a different intensity and energy. Read More »

Perfect shot; Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 finals lead

James finished the game with 39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists while shooting 15-for-27 from the field, proving that he remains one of the game's most dominant players in its history. Particularly as you go deeper, it gets tougher and tougher. The only players remaining with more Finals points than James are Jerry West (1,679 points) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1,317 points). Read More »

Wawrinka comes back to beat Murray, reach French Open final


Not bad for an old guy, huh? "When you play in a semi you have to accept it". "But I'm happy with what I did on court, the way I was fighting, even if I was down". They saw deuce several times, and Wawrinka eventually got the break, but Murray fought back and broke Wawrinka with a handsome backhand, and took control of the set from there. Read More »

Preds Fall in Game Five, Pledge to Be Better Facing Elimination

Nevertheless, he looked far from his normal self and played poorly in Nashville. The unit went 0-6 in the two defeats, but generated more in the latter loss. "I have a better arm than that anyway". Three points in in Game 5 and he could have easily had that many if his teammates would have buried anything in Game 4. Read More »

Golden State blocks Cleveland comeback bid


His addition has taken the Warriors to a completely different level and made them, to date, literally unbeatable in the playoffs. Warriors: Golden State's nine 3-pointers in the first quarter broke the previous Finals mark held by five teams, most recently the Warriors in 2015. Read More »

Cleveland's 49 points in the first quarter were an NBA Finals record

The chance to win three more is slim, but it's a chance few thought they would have after a gut-wrenching loss in Game 3 , when they gave up the last 11 points and blew a six-point lead with three minutes remaining. I move on. It was never like, 'Oh man, I cost these guys a championship. The Warriors are much different, much more talented and determined to get that fourth win in the championship round. Read More »

Manchester United release Zlatan Ibrahimovic


Arriving at Old Trafford on a free transfer last summer, he soon set about living up to his massive reputation (and a contract to match). He will continue his rehabilitation from injury at the club. Ibrahimovic definitely left his mark on the Premier League , finishing the season as United's top scorer with 28 goals n 46 appearances. The 35-year old has not made comments regarding his future. Read More »

National Hockey League rumors: Could the Predators actually bench Pekka Rinne?


The defending National Hockey League champion Penguins moved into a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series , which now shifts to Nashville for Game Three on Saturday. Against the quick-strike Penguins, it's just.778. There's a bit of a changeling quality to this group as opposed to the one that beat San Jose in six games to win the Cup last spring. Read More »

Durant's big 3-pointer lifts Warriors over Cavs in Game 3


The addition of Durant and a fully healthy lineup has propelled the Warriors to a 15-0 record in the playoffs. For me, when I left here to go to Miami, we had to build something. When J.R. Smith's 3-point shot bounced in and out and in with 8:15 left in the third quarter Wednesday night, it felt as if the magic that carried the Cavaliers to the 2016 championship might be returning. Read More »

Stan Wawrinka Defeats Murray to reach French Open Final


The final-set score suggests Murray ran out of gas. Karolina Pliskova has leveled her semifinal match against Simona Halep at the French Open . Nadal, a nine-time champion at Roland Garros, will face Wawrinka, the 2015 champ, in Sunday's final. The same symbols are also displayed on the inside frame of his racket. Read More »

Klay Thompson: Warriors 'Want to Finish it' in Cleveland

The Cleveland Cavaliers staved off NBA Finals elimination and ended the Golden State Warriors' shot at an unprecedented ideal run through the playoffs with a gritty 137-116 win on Friday. Irving also outdid himself, firing away like mad for 38 points, capping his stellar performance by giving Cleveland a 108-102 bulge in the homestretch. Read More »

Nadal just 1 step away from 'La Decima' in Paris


Rafael Nadal plays a forehand during Friday's French Open semifinal match against Dominic Thiem . The two contrasting styles were nicely summed up in the opening exchanges, with Wawrinka hitting six winners and six unforced errors off the opening three games and Murray not making any mistakes for just one victor in the same period - as the Swiss' risk-and-reward approach battled with Murray's more conservative and defensive outlook. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko v Simona Halep - player profiles


The French Open could be her second in 2017. Another straight-sets win followed, this time over Lesia Tsurenko - who had defeated Angelique Kerber's first-round canquisher, Ekaterina Makarova, in her previous match - with the result ensuring she'd reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time . Read More »

Golden State Warriors play for record-breaking win


According to ESPN's Zach Lowe , Green's first call was to Warriors general manager Bob Myers to tell him it was on him to sign soon-to-be free agent Kevin Durant . They had won a league record 73 games in the regular season, besting the total Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls achieved in the 1995-96 season. Game 4 is scheduled to tip off at 9 p.m. Read More »

Steve Kerr cracks that old-timers would 'kill' Warriors

After two lopsided losses to start the N.B.A. finals, the Cavaliers fell in line behind him as they spent much of last night fending off the Golden State Warriors . "I'm not one to judge and say if it's fair or not if guys are adding players to their team". "I think it's just part of my calling to just go against teams in the midst of a dynasty", James said. Read More »

LeBron James moves up on Forbes' list of top paid athletes

Yet in three quick games, he has been demoted to a top-five player, somewhere behind Golden State's gaggle of stars. Here are three things we learned from the Warriors' Game 3 win over the Cavs . Cleveland had been leading for most of the second half thanks to wonderful play from both Kyrie Irving and James. James and Irving were 0-for-4 with a turnover at that critical juncture, and Kevin Durant and Curry continued to make plays to lead the Warriors on an 11-0 game-ending run. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017 : Experts advise India to play with the same plan


Rohit Sharma (91) and Shikhar Dhawan (68) laid the platform with an opening stand of 136 before Kohli and Yuvraj, to the delight of India fans in a capacity 25,000 crowd, teed off. "Once you are confident, you take the right decision and eventually that pays off". Kohli too got a life but found rhythm and timing back quickly. "I've got to go back and have a look at our opposition, have a look at our team, have a look at where we're at in terms of our form, and then you select a team ... Read More »

Warriors set to make their claim as NBA's best ever

Seven Finals and three championships later, James is facing the same fate. "I mean, who am I to say if it's fair or not?" "They're definitely a different team than they were previous year that's definitely in full effect that we're all fully aware of", the Cavs' Kyrie Irving said. Read More »

KD's late heroics carry Warriors over Cavs

In Game 3 alone, James fired 39 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and issued 9 assists in 46 minutes of play. May be the most on guard a bull force the National Basketball Association has ever seen certainly one of them in Kevin Durant . James hasn't shied away from comparisons to Jordan, who's viewed by many as the greatest basketball player in history. "I knew it was going to be one of the toughest challenges I've had because of the firepower they have and because of the mindset they ... Read More »

Troubled sleep, then a French Open dream for Bacsinszky

But even after falling behind 3-1 in the second set, Bacsinszky didn't wilt and won five of the final six games to finish off Mladenovic and return to the semis. When I came here I didn't expect to be in the semis, but I'm playing better and better every match. A three-hour delay ensued - the French Open is the lone grand slam without a roof, though that will finally change in 2020 - the type that can so often switch momentum in matches. Read More »