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Soccer fans pay tribute to attacks victims

There is no clear victor heading into the encounter but France should have the slight edge playing in front of a vibrant crowd at the Stade de France . "Dembele played well. He moved well and he hurt England ". The video assistant - being used in an ongoing trial by Federation Internationale de Football Association - ruled that Varane's foul was worthy of a straight red card despite a recent change in the law governing clear goal-scoring opportunities. Read More »

Halep confident of French Open triumph


If Jelena Ostapenko wins the French Open on Saturday, she would accomplish something no tennis player has managed to do since, coincidentally, the day she was born 20 years ago: earn a first tour-level title at a Grand Slam tournament. "It was a really tough match. I think she's very special". On Court Philippe Chatrier, it did not matter that in the second set, second seed Pliskova sprayed the court with finely-angled forehands to send her chasing. Read More »

Amir's temperament helped team win against Sri Lanka: Sarfraz

Sarfraz shared the nerve-racking last 75-run partnership with Mohammad Amir , who hung on for 28 not out. "We certainly didn t want to be just making up the numbers in this competition, and we ve shown that we weren t", said the South African, who took charge of Pakistan just prior to their tour of England previous year. Read More »

Warriors dethrone Cavaliers for second title in three years

Steve Kerr's team were haunted by their blowing of a 3-1 lead in the finals past year as a LeBron James-inspired Cavaliers fought back to win the series in Oakland in game seven. "From when I played him in the 2012 Finals to now. experience is the best teacher in life, and he's just experiencing and experiencing and experiencing". Read More »

Unseeded Ostapenko rallies to win French Open

And, unfailingly in each of these five matches, her natural game looked to be much pronounced and dictated with a lot more controlled aggression. Facing the unseeded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in the French Open final, Halep took the first set and led 3-0 in the second. Read More »

Soft dismissals cost us the match, says de Villiers

A catastrophic series of running mix-ups from the Proteas cost the key wickets of AB De Villiers and David Miller and left their batting effort woefully short at 191 all out. De Villiers was the first culprit. He made it to his crease a fraction before Miller, who was sent back to the dressing room. "I just don't understand why it falls short of expectations at the global tournaments year after year", said Harbhajan. Read More »

Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Yankees

Judge's homer, his 20th of the season, was hit to left center in the bottom of the sixth inning. When it comes to the 2017 New York Yankees , it's all about rookie phenom Aaron Judge . Tillman (1-4) was tagged for nine runs in only 1 1/3 innings. ST. LOUIS - Dexter Fowler wiped out a 2-0 deficit with a three-run homer in the fifth inning that sent St. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Captain Sarfraz powers Pakistan into semis

Nonetheless, the likes of Tamim Iqbal who hit a century and followed it up with a 95 in the first two games of the tournament, and Mushfiqur Rahim who scored a fifty against England helped the team punch above weight. " Pakistan can beat anyone when it is in form, we all know that". So hopefully tomorrow - I think tomorrow is sold out as well. Pakistan looked well set to pick off the target and progress easily, particularly as Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman built a telling partnership ... Read More »

The best pictures from the Stanley Cup Final

He ranks second in career playoff goals (31) and career playoff points (66), trailing fellow "U" alum and 1995 Stanley Cup champion Neal Broten in both categories. The Penguins managed to win the Stanley Cup without star defenseman Kris Letang (neck surgery), which was one of the most impressive aspects of the Cup run. Read More »

Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon tuneup for extra rest

Those sorts of comparisons do not interest him. Prior to his straight-sets victory over Stan Wawrinka in Sunday's final at Roland Garros , Nadal had not tasted glory on the biggest stage since his 2014 triumph in Paris . Swiss third seed Wawrinka was trying to win his second Roland Garros title in three years but was blown away by Nadal 6-2, 6-3, 6-1. No. 1 Andy Murray is the defending champion. Read More »

Highlanders select 3 current All Blacks for Lions match

Instead they have listened to local complaints about scrummaging, refereeing and boring tactics with quiet enjoyment and Farrell's nonchalant response - "They have to talk about something" - sums up the squad's collective view that deeds rather than words will define this tour. Read More »

James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

Durant - who swapped the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Warriors in the off-season - walked away with the Finals MVP award after scoring 39 points in game five. Golden State plays under a set of offensive-friendly rules, and critics said they wouldn't have stood up to the rugged play of the past. One sprained ankle can change a series - just ask Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs. Read More »

Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller

Two senators say they are disappointed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent his deputy to testify before a committee hearing on the Justice Department's budget. The effort to muddy the waters surrounding the investigation is coming amid growing White House concern that the probe could detract from the president's agenda for months or years to come. Read More »

Banks gives Highlanders thrilling win over Lions


Jonathan Joseph , Tommy Seymour and Warburton had all scored tries to help build the lead and Dan Biggar kicked two conversions and a penalty, but it still wasn't enough. Naholo adds that he saw an old clip of the test match between the Flying Fijians and the British and Irish Lions on social media and it was before he was born. Read More »

Warriors defeat Cavaliers to win 2017 National Basketball Association championship

I was jittery". And that was one thing that I came to understand, because as a young player you want everything to happen right now. Lay it out he did. Durant said. "You guys were great tonight". Still, it's important not to short-change Golden State and to give them all the credit in the world for achieving something we are unlikely to see again for a while - losing just one game in the playoffs. Read More »

Nike ends the KD debate after Warriors win title

The Golden State Warriors used a 28-4 flurry in the second quarter to take a lead they never relinquished, then relied on the scoring of Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry down the stretch to hold off the Cleveland Cavaliers en route to a 129-120 victory Monday night, clinching their second National Basketball Association championship in the past three seasons. Read More »

Rafael Nadal: 'It has been a flawless French Open'


I was always a little bit between [thoughts] for few reasons. "This is the most important event of my career". In just three sets, Nadal played his way into history, becoming the only person to win 10 titles at the same venue in the Open era. Read More »

Kevin Durant named Finals MVP after winning first championship

For NBA fans unable to catch the Game 5 television coverage, the best alternative is online streaming via the ESPN app, which can be accessed through the following services: DirecTV Now, Sling TV, Hulu Live TV or PlayStation Vue. He did it all for these moments, several of them really, building all season and throughout the night of Game 4. - LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were their usual brilliant selves. Read More »

NBA Finals, Game 5 - Cavs vs. Warriors

The Cavaliers had their shot in Game 3, but a furious Warriors comeback slammed the coffin lid closed. Kyrie Irving lives for big moments. The Warriors have not lost back-to-back games since March 11, when they suffered through a three-game losing streak without Kevin Durant . Read More »

Fan pays record-setting price for Cavs-Warriors Game 5 tickets

It's been about them proving that past year was a fluke, KD validating the move here, which it's been validated, but, no. "When we were there previous year I think I looked at him and said: 'Let's just never do this again". The Warriors are no longer unbeaten in the playoffs, but James said they still have the Cavaliers where they want them. The Warriors are up 3-1 in the series and are looking to win their second title in three years at home . Read More »

Durant's non-foul looms large in Warriors' game-deciding run

The Warriors, who beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them previous year after squandering a 3-1 series lead, went a record-setting 15-1 in the playoffs, their only loss coming in Game Four of the best-of-seven championship. Odds are, this is not the last we see of them. What made them great: The Showtime Lakers averaged 117.8 points on 51.6 percent shooting, with Johnson leading the league in assists and winning his first MVP award. Read More »

Fan buys most expensive seats in National Basketball Association history for Game 5


Durant capped his first season with the Warriors in triumphant fashion with another big shooting night that helped Golden State avoid a repeat of last year's Finals collapse when Cleveland rallied from 3-1 down to win the title. Golden State came out in the second quarter and flipped the script though, running up 38-23 throughout. Tempers flared when Kyrie Irving tied up David West on a loose ball. Read More »

Golden State Warriors reclaim NBA title with 129-120 win over Cleveland

Following a Game 4 trouncing in Cleveland , the Cavs once again gave the Warriors a test in Game 5, buoyed by the one-on-one magic of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving and some hot shooting from J.R. Cavs-Warriors III had even more star power than 2016. The dunk forced a Warriors timeout when the Cavs margin grew to 41-33 near the 10-minute mark. Read More »

Draymond Green Stands by Remarks Made About Cleveland

But it's one they had to have, and a series that wasn't living up to its hype and seemed headed for a quick conclusion is California bound for Game 5 on Monday night. "Just try to make it tough on him ". But he didn't get down on himself. "I hope we're a little more nervous". If Green reaches a level rarely seen during these Finals - and a level he surely is capable of reaching - it will be exceedingly hard for the Cavs to keep the Warriors from closing out the series. Read More »

Warriors have chance to clinch NBA title at home

Green said the chance to sweep was a distraction more so than the now-ended chance to become the first champion to roll unbeaten through the playoffs. We all have a mentality of a Game 7. Add to that the fact that the Cavaliers know they face an uphill battle to come back and beat Golden State , and I think the odds have swung heavily in favor of the team from the Bay. Read More »

Warriors are NBA champions in nearly perfect run through playoffs

The Warriors won 129. For the second time in three seasons, the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to secure the league title. Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant with the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP award. Golden State went 16-1 in this year's playoffs, good for the highest winning percentage (.941) in a single postseason, surpassing the Los Angeles Lakers from 2001 (15-1, .938). Read More »

Someone just paid $133000 for two tickets to game 5

Golden State got there a little differently this time around, opening up a 3-0 lead. Some variation of those words was written or uttered somewhere nearly one year ago. The Warriors enter Game 5 as heavy favorites - 8.5 points, according to the touts in Las Vegas - and rightfully so. Are we going to get after it and compete? I don't see anything's amusing or anything's to smile about. Read More »

Twitter reacts to Warriors defeating Cavs for 2017 championship

The average resale price on Golden State's ticket site is $1,731. Durant , a former MVP and future hall of famer, gets his first title in his 10 season as the newest addition to the Warriors roster. "I've been in the situation before, I've been in these meetings, I've been in these sessions", Donaghy said. It was them being "too respectful" towards the Warriors. Read More »

NBA Champs! Warriors defeat Cavs in Game 5 to win title

The Warriors got it done in five games but this Finals felt much closer than that. The Warriors won 129. After Durant finally got his title, his longtime rival was the first one to congratulate him over the win. Golden State are the first team to score at least 100 points in every game of the playoffs. Kevin Durant has 21 points and Steph Curry has 20 for the Warriors, who are two quarters away from their second championship in three years. Read More »

Diego Costa Reportedly Sends Antonio Conte Text Message to Chelsea Teammates

Spain kept their noses in front of Italy in the fight for automatic qualification for next year s World Cup as David Silva and Diego Costa were on target in a 2-1 win in Macedonia on Sunday. There were speculations Costa could move to the lucrative Chinese Super League in January, only to commit to Chelsea for the remainder of the campaign. Read More »

Warriors get revenge over Cavs

A dominant, and tense, second quarter had the Warriors smelling the title, the fifth in team history. (We're) looking forward to going out there and having some fun ( Monday ). He's got a better sense of all of this. We can't let him do that again. After averaging a triple-double over the five games, James knew there was little more he or his teammates could have done to beat a Golden State Warriors team that proved too talented this year with the addition of Finals MVP Durant . Read More »