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Cavs stave off elimination in Game 4 win over Warriors

The Warriors lead the best-of-seven series 3-1 heading into Game 5 on Monday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Cleveland also set the record for most three-point shots made in an NBA Finals game with 24. In the scrum, Pachulia appeared to kick Iman Shumpert - who was standing over him - once and punch him twice. "You get down 3-0 and you're fighting and you're trying to get a win, you do whatever it takes", Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said. Read More »

Penguins explode in third, take 2-0 series lead on Preds

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Their 4-1 win in game two of the Stanley Cup Final sending a loud message that they're still the reigning champs and that the Predators are going to have to be a whole lot better in game three in Nashville to make this a series . Coach Mike Sullivan said his Penguins are experienced enough to understand the need to focus. So cool and poised in the crease, Murray gobbled up every puck he saw and, unlike Rinne, did not allow many second-chance opportunities. Read More »

LeBron: 'Resilient' Cavs were desperate to avoid sweep

It's a chance to prove that Golden State did learn its lessons about composure and focus from previous year. Irving added seven rebounds , four assists and one steal in 40 minutes of action. But we'll bounce back. "That first quarter they came out and hit us with that fantastic punch ". So yeah. Tons of credit to the Cavaliers for not laying down. Read More »

Sri Lanka falter in chase of 300 despite brisk start

Before that, it was the Amla show, as the South African opener scored his 25th ODI Hundred. Sri Lanka were still well on top of the run rate when Mendis was dismissed for just 11 from 10 balls. JP Duminy (38 not out off 20 balls) played a chaotic knock at the end that at least set Sri Lanka a target of a run a ball. Underlining the blow this represents for Sri Lanka , Tharanga was the country's best batsman and the only one to reach a half-century against South Africa . Read More »

Highlights: Ostapenko overcomes Wozniacki to reach semi-finals

Also, she can change the rhythm and everything. Chants of "Kiki-Kiki-Kiki" resonated around Court Philippe-Chatrier yesterday, but the echoes of that sonic support are all that remain of France's big hope for a French Open champion. Bacsinszky didn't let her guard down after the break and held serve twice to win the set 6-4. - A hilarious Timea Bacsinszky pretends she's an umpire for a second as she waits for reporters to take their seats for her press conferences. Read More »

Struggling RHP Masahiro Tanaka pushed back 1 day by Yankees

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The Yankees clubbed three homers to jump out to a 9-zip lead before the end of the second inning. Since laboring through 2 1/3 innings May 14 against the Houston Astros, Severino has a 1.37 ERA. RHP Chad Green (0-0, 1.62 ERA in 7 relief outings) will make his first start of the season in Tanaka's place. The onslaught simply continued. Hicks has enjoyed a terrific start to the 2017 campaign as well, and he added to it during Friday night's 8-2 win over the Orioles. Read More »

Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

She was criticized for a lackluster campaigning style and for a plan to force elderly people to pay more for their care, a proposal her opponents dubbed the "dementia tax". The formal parlay, considered by diplomatic veterans as likely to be one of the most daunting negotiations in recent memory, begins on June 19. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom in which same-sex marriage is illegal. Read More »

Man United confident of landing Real Madrid's Morata

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Antoine Griezmann - who had been United's primary target - was considered more of a number 10 or a goal-scoring wide man. United are believed to have submitted a €60m bid to sign Morata in recent days, with Real Madrid rejecting the offer amid increasingly acrimonious exchanges between Old Trafford chiefs and the newly re-crowned European champions. Read More »

England rest key trio ahead of Champions Trophy

Morgan was disappointed to have lost the match , and said: "We seemed to nick everything, South Africa made the most of the conditions, but we've had better starts than 20 for 6". However, an England and Wales Cricket Board spokesman said paceman Stokes was "fit to play and is available to bowl" as England seek to wrap up the series against the Proteas, the world's top-ranked ODI side, with a match to spare ahead of tomorrow's encounter at Lord's. Read More »

Brilliant Nadal, Djokovic through to Q'final

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The title favourite maintained his record of never having lost to another Spaniard at Roland Garros with a 6-1 6-2 6-2 victory over 17th seed Roberto Bautista Agut . "He's played fantastic this tournament so far", Murray said of the 32-year-old, the oldest Roland Garros semi-finalist since Jimmy Connors in 1985. Read More »

Man Utd's bid for Real forward Morata rejected

There are strong indications that United may go in pursuit of Torino's Andrea Belotti should they fail to agree the Morata deal with Real Madrid . The Europa League victor have generated 60 million pounds more than both Spanish giants Barcelona and Madrid, the Mirror reported. It is believed that Madrid are holding out for in excess of £70M for the forward - who will be seeking regular first team football after playing second-fiddle to Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema this season. Read More »

Defensemen help Penguins play fast in Stanley Cup Final

Two consecutive victories don't give coach Peter Laviolette belief that his Nashville Predators have momentum against the Pittsburgh Penguins going into Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final . "He made a handful tonight that we needed, and we believe he'll do that". The home team has won each game in the series. "It all started with that start and got us going for the rest of the game". Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: England vs New Zealand match

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It took the game to New Zealand , and kept taking it to the Black Caps. The Black Caps failed to adapt to slow conditions at Sophia Gardens in their 87-run loss to England on Tuesday. As a bowler myself, I like seeing that - the positive, attacking style with the ball that teams embrace in modern-day cricket. "We have one change - Adil Rashid comes in for Chris Woakes. Read More »

Crosby doing it all again as Penguins close in on Cup

The final score from Pittsburgh: Penguins 6, Predators 0. There was his quicksilver first shift, when Crosby split the Predators defense shortly after the opening faceoff, then rang shot off the left post while drawing a penalty from Nashville's Ryan Ellis , who tried futilely to slow him down. Read More »

Ostapenko first talked of winning French Open at age 10, mother says

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But after breaking Halep in the next game, Ostapenko didn't waver, setting up her first set point with a monster forehand down the line before forcing a decider with another huge forehand, her 22nd victor of the set. 2017 - Before entering Roland Garros , she came close to winning three titles this year, losing in the semi-finals at Auckland and Prague and the final at Charleston. Read More »

Penguins take series lead in Stanley Cup

The Penguins skated in Pittsburgh before flying to Nashville. Freakish as the moment was, it may have demonstrated how fully invested Crosby is in bringing the Stanley Cup back to Pittsburgh . Hainsey is 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, and he isn't known for his quick feet and speed. So when these guys play a committed, inspired game the way they do and they execute, then their talent and their instincts are going to take over; and when they do that, they're hard to defend. Read More »

Preds' Colton Sissons cleared for Game 6 after match penalty

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Murray stopped all 24 shots he faced back at home after surrendering eight goals in the previous two games in Nashville. Predators center Colton Sissons will be able to play in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final after the National Hockey League decided against suspending him. Read More »

Canada GP: Qualifying notes - Mercedes

Hamilton displaced Vettel after 21 minutes before Raikkonen delivered his lap in 1:12.935 seconds to take over on top. "I think we have the pace to win", said Mr. " Ferrari and Mercedes are able to turn their engines up and find that extra pace". "It's painful, but we are not the favourites for this year's championship -- at the moment, it's Ferrari ", he said. Read More »

Health of Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis still in question

They skated in Pittsburgh before flying to Nashville. When Nashville has been great, Pittsburgh hasn't been. The Penguins lead the series 3-2. He's pretty inspirational when he plays that way. As Sullivan said, experience is the best teacher, and these Pens have had a lot of lessons over the years. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Mashrafe Mortaza promises better cricket if Bangladesh enter semis

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The 224-run stand between Shakib and Mahmudullah was the highest for Bangladesh for any wicket in ODIs, eclipsing the earlier 178 between Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim against Pakistan in 2015. The boys were outstanding with the new ball, but saying that it was a long way away from a flawless performance. Mahmudullah then joined Shakib and the rest for those who watched it live, will remain a memory of a life time. Read More »

Another rough start for Preds' Rinne

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Expect even more of that on Sunday night when the Stanley Cup Finals continue. There was, with Crosby getting two more assists to lead the Penguins to within one win of a second straight Stanley Cup championship. And in the first minute he attacked the Predators zone, walked around Nashville's Ryan Ellis and managed to hit the post after Ellis jumped on board and tried to grab on like he was trying to catch a passing horse. Read More »

Draymond Green gets in the mix in Game 4 against Cavs

And Green is again teetering on the line between emotional leader and the vehicle to implosion. Green said that he knew the second half technical foul was his first of the game. Green has four technical fouls during the postseason, but a suspension of one game does not come until his seventh. "I don't like it", James said, drawing laughter after surpassing Magic Johnson in the record book with his ninth career Finals triple-double. Read More »

Unseeded Ostapenko stuns Halep to win French Open title

Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? The last player to lift the French Open as their first crown was Brazil's Gustavo Kuerten in 1997 - on the same day Ostapenko was born. I think I played okay. And also I think my character is like that. "I'm really happy to win here". As for Halep, she will need to recover from her second major final defeat. Read More »

Draymond Green, Warriors eager to win on Cavs' home court

The Warriors swear they haven't discussed 16-0. James, again at or near his peak, scored 39 points, pulled down 11 boards and dished out nine assists. For the crowd, silenced by Durant's make, it may have already been over. "We had to clear a lot of space because they didn't have anybody as far as guys that they wanted to keep as far as Bird rights besides U.D. Read More »

Penguins-Predators Game 5 Injury Report

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Since the Predators are headed back to Bridgestone Arena for Game 6, Rinne will nearly certainly be back in the net. The final score from Pittsburgh: Penguins 6, Predators 0. Pittsburgh has gotten better, though, as the series has gone along. At one point, Penguins held a 6-1 shot advantage. Pekka Rinne - Nashville's netminder has apparently run into his Kryptonite, and that's playing in Pittsburgh . Read More »

Liverpool end interest in Van Dijk after Southampton row

Sky sources reported on Tuesday that the Saints had reported Liverpool to the Premier League and asked them to investigate an alleged illegal approach . And the Merseyside club has now moved to remove any tension between the two clubs. Last month, Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger told PA Sport the club could turn down even a £60 million bid for Van Dijk. Read More »

Cavs stay alive with victory in Game 4

James led the way and smashed two National Basketball Association records, surpassing all-time greats Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson . We shared the ball, we moved the ball and defensively we were physical. However, James has a positive attitude to get over any hurdle. With their backs against the wall and the possibility of watching the Golden State Warriors celebrate another championship on their floor - in a sweep, no less - the Cleveland Cavaliers responded with a historic ... Read More »

Northern Ireland Party to Back UK Conservatives Without Coalition Deal

Numerous party members are also uncomfortable with the kind of deal that will have to be struck with the DUP, a socially conservative party that takes an opposing stance on issues such as abortion and same sex marriages. What do they stand for? In a resignation statement on the ConservativeHome website, Mr Timothy acknowledged one of his regrets was the way Mrs May's social care policy, dubbed the "dementia tax" by critics, had been handled. Read More »

Reynolds, Rockies win 7th straight, Cubs lose 4th in row 9-1

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Butler, a first-round pick of the Rockies in 2012, has never faced his former team. They will go for the sweep in this four-game series trying to get Antonio Senzatela (8-2, 3.56) what would be a league-leading ninth win. But that may not have been all true. This is the seventh-straight victory for the Rockies, showing the team has been able to bounce back nicely from a rough series against the Seattle Mariners. Read More »