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Magpies' World Cup hero deserves more opportunity to impress

Venezuela then enjoyed a strong spell and Ronaldo Lucena almost broke the deadlock with an ambitious free kick from 45 yards out, catching Woodman off guard, only to see his shot thud into the left upright. Subs: Ojo 6, Maitland-Niles 5. After a slow start the game was lit up by an audacious long-range effort after 16 minutes from Ronaldo Lucena, whose swerving, dipping free-kick from all of 40 yards clipped the outside of a post. Read More »

Andy Murray sees off Kei Nishikori at French Open

Lendl has reunited with Murray for the first tournament since the Australian Open having watched his charge's struggles from afar. Murray, who lost back-to-back matches to Borna Coric and Fabio Fognini in Madrid and Rome, said: "They are all obviously playing extremely well". Read More »

Former Chiefs receiver Jeremy Maclin signs 2-year contract with Ravens


Mornhinweg was Maclin's offensive coordinator in Philadelphia for his first four seasons. With strong-armed Joe Flacco at quarterback, the 29-year-old Maclin should also have an opportunity to stretch out his legs via the deep pass. When the Chiefs released Jeremy Maclin last week, the football world (in fantasy and reality) was stunned. I would have liked to see them make a push for Maclin, but they were never connected to him. Read More »

NBA Finals 2017: Cavaliers vs


As noted by Ben Falk , a former 76ers executive and writer for Cleaning the Glass , one play in particular highlights James' incredible basketball I.Q. Curry was just 2-for-9 on 3-pointers, while Kevin Durant was 2-for-9 and Draymond Green was 1-for-6 as Golden State went 11-for-39 as a team (.282). Read More »

Fan pays $133000 for pair of NBA Finals tickets

It's not only because we didn't play well. "I think it's great for the league what's going on right now, for sure", the Warriors star told reporters Sunday . The Cavs have yet to win at Oracle in The Finals, so either James extends his streak tonight or Cleveland's season is over. Kyrie Irving ran a pick-and-roll with Tristan Thompson, and the Cavs turned it over as Stephen Curry jumped the passing lane and got the ball. Read More »

Tyronn Lue liked the physicality by the Cavaliers in Game 4


Curry and Durant play fantastic, while Draymond Green avoids foul trouble this time . But the Warriors bench has been the difference through three quarters. Williams had been so bad that I wonder if LeBron was praying for a quick signing of Mario Chalmers to play back-up point guard. The play shows LeBron watching a Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson pick and roll, directing Thompson to the high screen on Irving. Read More »

Artemis man overboard gives Team NZ the lead

If Oracle Team USA or Artemis Racing win, a framework has been agreed among five of the teams for taking it through to the next event, once again in the high-octane foiling catamarans which have proved popular with sailors and broadcasters. Read More »

The Cavaliers Are Beating the Warriors (but Only When LeBron James Plays)

Last year, the Cavs did so at the Oracle Arena in Game 7. He was asked whether this might be the game the Warriors feel they must get. Can the Golden State Warriors finish off the Cleveland Cavaliers when the NBA Finals moves back to California for Game 5 tonight at 9PM ET? The fans, those watching, and even the announcers thought that Green would be ejected for his second tech; however, the refs sorted everything out and finally got everyone on the same page. Read More »

The Dish from Doherty: Don't let Cleveland win Game 5

In other words, it was a once in a lifetime event. The Warriors had swept their first three postseason series, dominated the Cavs for much of the first three games and were 48 minutes away from a title they've coveted for a year. Game 5 will be his second chance to complete this mission. That's a gaping, voracious maw that needs to be filled, today. Altercations are nearing the point of getting out of hand, said Warriors forward Draymond Green , who missed last year's fifth finals ... Read More »

Cavs lead Warriors 37-33 after 1st quarter

No team in National Basketball Association history has bounced back from a 3-0 finals deficit. It's become the most unsafe saying in sports: 3-1. I think they take care of business. Riley: Their win last season wasn't a fluke. With the Cavaliers facing elimination after losing three straight games to start the best-of-seven series, 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 ... Read More »

Harry Kane comes to England's rescue against Scotland


On a sun-kissed Glasgow afternoon, England took the lead in the 70th minute when substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's left-foot strike beat home goalkeeper Craig Gordon's flimsy attempt at a save. Southgate's side upped their level: Kane forced a smart save from Gordon with a snap header from Ryan Bertrand's cross... and then came the opener. Read More »

Cavs, Warriors expect 'brawl' of a Game Five

Cleveland hammered Golden State , 137-118, in Game 4 on Friday night. "They didn't do it by luck". Having Jefferson take on the job of defending Durant meant that LeBron James could battle Draymond Green , whose usual production has dipped during the course of the Finals. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie quandary: Murray vs Fleury - Game 5

Ruhwedel is the only one of the Penguins' defense with a positive Corsi For percentage this postseason (the team has controlled play 55.2% of the time when he's on the ice.) Of course, he's only played six games, and averaged thirteen minutes in each of them, so he hasn't been tested quite like the other six defenders . Read More »

Cavs open Game 5 with backs against the wall

When the Finals began, Green grew testy with questions wondering whether he could control his emotions better than previous year. While LeBron James publicly said that he has no problem with Kevin Durant leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to make the Warriors stronger, it does present a hard challenge that wasn't there previous year when the Cavaliers came back to win. Read More »

High-wire Cavs still alive in NBA Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been saying they're a better team when their backs are against the wall. The Cavs avoided a sweep and spoiled Golden State's bid for a flawless 16-0 postseason, but now they. The Latest on Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 4 p.m. Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are a win from becoming the NHL's first team to win consecutive Stanley Cup titles in almost two decades. Read More »

Record-breaking Cavaliers turn up the heat on Golden State


Despite Cavaliers' win, Warriors are favourite to win the National Basketball Association title as they lead Cavs 3-1 in the best-of-seven finals. ESPN's Dave McMenamin recently asked Durant what was going through his mind when the Warriors had a 3-1 series lead over the Cavs in last year's Finals. Read More »

Trump's Palpable Fear of the Truth

The leaders of the Senate judiciary's probe sent Richman the request Thursday and asked he provide it by Friday. The disclosures that followed Comey's firing have raised questions about why Comey, known in government for an independent streak and a willingness to buck protocol, did not speak out publicly while on the job, or at least make his objections directly known to the president . Read More »

NBA Finals 2017 Game 5

Some variation of those words was written or uttered somewhere nearly one year ago. The first three games, helping guys up off the floor, smiling, talking to guys, yeah, I didn't like that. "I knew I didn't, so maybe I'm a little sharper than others". "We're going to respond but they aren't going to punk us ". "They're capable", Klay Thompson said. Read More »

Kyrie Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination

The Cavaliers outscored Golden State 72-33 from beyond the arc. So you just got to take it tomorrow, and it's on us. When a team's back is against the wall, they're going to come out and give everything they've got. "We know that champions don't die". "We have to be 20 times better [at Oracle Arena]", James said. So we know what our keys to victory are that are going to give us the best possible chance to go back home with a Game 6. Read More »

Amla, Tahir deliver comfortable win for South Africa

Amla's wicket eventually fell with South Africa on 232 for five, but J.P Duminy was there to pick up from where his opener left off by smashing 38 off 20 deliveries with five fours and a six to bring up the 299 for six total. The Proteas will bank on their batting prowess, comprising the likes of skipper AB de Villiers , Quinton de Kock , Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla , to give them a rollicking start in the tournament. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: Pakistan edge past Sri Lanka, enter semi-finals


It was Dickwella's knock with Kusal Mendis and Angelo Matthews that got the Lankans on track. Hasan Ali then removed Gunaratne (27) in the second last over. Chasing 237 to win Pakistan were down and out at 162-7 but Sarfraz Ahmed (61 not out) and Mohammad Amir (28 not out) played out of their skins during a match turning 75-run unbroken stand for the eighth wicket. Read More »

Cavaliers were 'too nice' at start of NBA Finals - Lue

But if history somehow repeats itself, it actually would be a bigger collapse than previous year since the Warriors led this series 3-0. "It's like, 'Whoa.' You remember what can be, what can happen". The Cavs also shot.529 from the floor (46-for-87) and a series-best.533 on 3-pointers (24-for-45) while holding the Warriors' Steph Curry to 4-for-13 shooting and Klay Thompson to 4-for-11. Read More »

Mexico beats Honduras 3-0, closes in on World Cup berth

With no defenders immediately taking him, Bradley struck the ball from just past midfield past Mexican goalie Guillermo Ochoa . The crowd of 81,000 at Estadio Azteca was stunned. Let's not forget, the United States may have to deal with the hostile conditions, but the pressure is all on El Tri . "We'll take our point", Bradley said. Read More »

Irving saves his best for when Cavs

Cleveland's 137-116 win in Game 4 prevented a Golden State sweep and averaged more than 19 million viewers, up from about 16.5 million viewers for the 2016 Game 4 between the two teams. "Bringing a physicality, being physical", Lue said. "Disappointed that we didn't play better the other night, but aware that we are playing a great team". Read More »

Kane reflects on 'special' goal after England rescue job


But we should never be beaten. Leigh Griffiths scored two free kicks within the space of three minutes to put the home side ahead and on course for a valuable three points. People look at one player now to drag them through but we have plenty of leaders in the team to try and change the game. "We knew it was going to be tough and credit to them for standing there and getting the two goals, but it was nice to not lose the game". Read More »

French Open 2017: Ostapenko stuns Halep for first major title


Halep failed to climb atop the top place on WTA world rankings after suffering another defeat as she did in 2014. Ostapenko described the American, a 3-time champion in Paris , as an idol. Her new-found fame might add some pressure to her arm but it would be a shame if Ostapenko ever veered away from a style that is a breath of fresh air in a sport where waiting for errors rather than gambling on winners is drilled into juniors. Read More »

Roland-Garros: Rafael Nadal remporte son 10e titre


Rafael Nadal entre encore plus dans l'histoire . Personne non plus n'a jamais pu remporter 81 matches de suite sur terre battue , record établi entre avril 2005 et mai 2007, ni empiler 53 titres sur cette surface. Ainsi, le numéro 4 mondial, qui deviendra le deuxième à partir de lundi prochain, a ajouté un 15ème titre du Grand Chelem à son palmarès . Son premier trimestre avait été dense et plus que satisfaisant, avec des finales à l'Open d'Australie, Acapulco ou Miami. Read More »

Nadal romps into 11th French Open quarters


It could have gone either way and just glad that I managed to win that tiebreaker, because after that, obviously I started playing with more freedom, more confidence obviously being set up after an hour and 15, 20 minutes, feels obviously much better than being down a set. Read More »

Sri Lanka, Pakistan battle for semi-final spot

Monday's match had the look of a "dead rubber" after both sides were beaten first up, with Pakistan suffering a 124-run thrashing by arch-rivals India. Kusal Medis is the man in form for Sri Lanka . Now, Sri Lanka , obviously, won't struggle as much as South Africa did against spin, which means Mohammad Hafeez is not expected to bowl as much as he did in the last game. Read More »

Battered Lions opt for new captain Jones


He said: "The aim was always to start everyone in the first three matches and this selection ensures that we achieve this". The Lions - a composite team featuring the best players from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland - looked to be in control with just a few minutes left on the clock after Leigh Halfpenny had kicked the visitors into the lead. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko beats Simona Halep to win French Open

Halep seemingly regained control, breaking in the final set to earn a 3-1 lead, only to lose serve in the next game after missing on three chances for a 4-0 lead. She describes the 24 hours prior to the final as "tough". The 20-year-old, ranked 47, had never been beyond the third round at a grand slam before nor won a senior title. Read More »

Draymond Green Gets Testy With Reporter Over Comments About Cavs Fans

The outspoken 27-year-old will try to help the Warriors , who lead this year's best-of-seven series 3-1, defeat the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday in Oakland to capture the crown. LeBron James made one thing clear during Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday: he won't be swept. "Every game is do or die, and we understand that", he said. Read More »

Forza Motorsport 7 is coming to the PC on Windows 10


Believe it or not, the console is more powerful than other ones that have come before and are now available. Xbox One X will cost $499, £449, 499 euro, 599 Canadian dollars, and 649 Australian dollars around the world. Environments could have more detail and characters could look sharper. It is the same as it was in Xbox X, there are two HDMI Ports next to Power Connector, two USB 3.0 Ports, IR Out, S/PDIF and LAN port. Read More »

Hamilton wins in Canada for sixth time

Though Vettel's recovery made for a great watch, it was a poor result for Ferrari . "I am just over the moon". "It is my fifth time racing here and my third time up here on the podium ", Bottas noted. They drove superbly to finish fifth and sixth but the team faced a hard debrief afterwards for not allowing Ocon, quicker than his team-mate in the latter stages, through, thereby assisting Vettel's attempt to catch and pass them both. Read More »