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CAL THOMAS: What price separation from Europe?

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For millions that is a euphemism for German paws and claws - and they still find that sort of 20th century scary. It may be pertinent to note here that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier pointed out that it would be "morally criminal" not to act on climate change. Read More »

Chris Woakes out of Champions Trophy with side strain

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Brief scores: Bangladesh 305/6 (Tamin Iqbal 128, Mushfiqur Rahim 79; Liam Plunkett 4/59) against England 308/2 ( Joe Root 133 not out, Alex Hales 95, Mashrafe Mortaza 10/1) - With Agency Inputs. Roy's opening partner Hales and Root went about their business without taking too many risks and ended up stitching a 159-run stand at little over run-a-ball. Read More »

Ronaldo at his best ahead of Champions League final

Ronaldo, the reigning world player of the year, won the Champions League with Manchester United in 2008 and with Madrid in 2014 and 2016. However, next term may prove more hard with Champions League football added to the mix as they attempt to defend their league crown. Read More »

Chris Woakes out of Champions Trophy

England , set 306 for victory, enjoyed a commanding eight-wicket victory on Thursday . In that sense, it was flawless. Usually, you see the aggressive shots in the first ten overs, when there are only two fielders out in the deep, but Bangladesh flipped that script around. Read More »

Durant stars as Warriors dominate Cavs in NBA Finals opener

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Rihanna's entrance even outshone one of LeBron James' highlight-worthy slam dunks in the first quarter. But after a 13-0 run to open the second half with help from four of Cleveland's 20 turnovers, the game was never close , leaving Cleveland to figure out a way to regroup before Game 2 on Sunday. Read More »

Kevin Durant downplays apparent 'stare down' with Rihanna

And while many people may not like it, as Miller said, no one is going to talk about him leaving Oklahoma City the way he did in 10,15, 20 years. Asked in the post-game press conference about that staredown, Durant shook his head and said, "I don't even remember that". Read More »

England wins toss, bowls 1st in Champions Trophy opener

But worryingly for England , bidding to win their first major International Cricket Council ODI trophy, paceman Chris Woakes bowled just two overs before suffering a potentially tournament-ending left side strain. "When I first played for England , I had never really seen myself on television". The win came courtesy a match-defining partnership of 159 for the second wicket between Joe Root and Alex Hales . Read More »

Unforgettable Moments From The Incredible Warriors Vs. Cavs Feud

Clearly, Cleveland understands what it takes to frustrate the Warriors just enough. Curry's forgettable NBA Finals a year ago ended with Kyrie Irving hitting the deciding 3-pointer in his face and Curry unable to shake Kevin Love as Cleveland took Game 7 to complete a masterful comeback and steal a championship on Golden State's home court. Read More »

Djokovic, Muguzura, Nadal in action at French Open

And it's going to take a lot of work if I want to play on center court and play good match against him. "Was a great match for me, no?" "In some important moments I was hanging in there". "I reduced the risk (in the fourth and fifth) because I was going for my shots too much". "I was mentally strong and as calm as I could and I kept believing I could break his resistance". Read More »

Djokovic, Nadal Reach Third Round

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Venus Williams and 2009 Roland Garros champion Svetlana Kuznetsova were among those who also advanced. The 6-0 6-1 6-0 scoreline amply illustrates how that went. Paes and his partner Martina Hingis of Switzerland, who were unseeded, lost to fourth seeds Katarina Srebotnik (Slovakia) and Raven Klaasen (South Africa) 4-6, 6-1, 2-10. Read More »

Advantage Golden State Warriors in NBA finals series against Cleveland Cavaliers

Brown, who once coached James with the Cavaliers , has emphasised perseverance when dealing with James, especially since Kevin Durant will be dealing with him much of the time . It's not hard to see why the Warriors are the odds-on favorite to win the National Basketball Association title. "Happy to be sharing this moment with him after all he's gone through with joining the squad and leaving OKC", Green said. Read More »

Durant makes his mark in Game 1 of NBA Finals for Warriors

Game 1 of the NBA Finals had all the makings of a spectacular and momentous showdown. Golden State will look to set the all-time mark when the Finals continue with Game 2 on Sunday. Rihanna , who is a Cavs fan, or at the very least a LeBron fan, stuck around despite the ass whopping from the Warriors . He has to focus on Durant. Read More »

LeBron James: 'Got to figure out how to combat' Kevin Durant, Warriors

The scary thing is that the Warriors weren't that clinical on offense. "It is what it is". When we're not making shots, and they get off in transition off of rebounds and stuff like that , they're tough to guard. Simply due to one man, LeBron James ."It started with myself having some turnovers, especially in the first half". They made eight more turnovers in the second half. Read More »

Cloud Computing edges Classic Empire to capture Preakness Stakes

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Brands victor Always Dreaming and last year's champion 2-year-old male Classic Empire both drew well with Posts 4 and 5 respectively, but being drawn side by side may have ultimately been their undoing. The colt nearly got bumped by Always Dreaming swinging through the turn, but he didn't let it bother him as he ran alongside Classic Empire . "We're just focused on hopefully breaking cleanly and smoothly and letting him run to the first turn a little bit". Read More »

NBA 2K17 Predicts Epic NBA Finals And Winner

It's not like Cleveland is down 3-1 - oops, that being the deficit it rallied from past year to shock the hoops world. The future of the Warriors after this season is anybody's guess. In a sit down earlier this season with TNT's David Aldridge, Draymond Green expressed his feelings on a potential Finals meeting with the Cavs. Read More »

Rihanna heckled Warriors star Kevin Durant during the NBA Finals

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It's two - the best two teams in the league going at it. These should be logged not so much as problem areas for Golden State , though - they're potential worries for the Cavaliers . James finished with 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists, Irving scored 24 points and Love had 15 points and 21 rebounds. Naturally, he looked up and down the box score and saw nothing but opportunities to bounce back on Sunday. Read More »

Guentzel stars, Pens lead 2-0

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The Penguins lead 4-1 late in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final after a three-goal flurry in the first 3:18 of the third period against Nashville. Laviolette's other option is a 22-year-old rookie, Juuse Saros , who made his National Hockey League postseason debut in relief Wednesday night after Rinne gave up three goals in the first 3:28 of the third period. Read More »

Laviolette won't say it, but let's face it, Rinne's starting Game 3

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While Malkin is likely happy to let Penguins captain Sidney Crosby command the spotlight off the ice, that does not mean he is not finding other ways to show his leadership qualities. Rinne has been the Predators' best player through out this playoff run. As expected, his save percentage in this series is, uh, something else. Read More »

Durant willing to take less money to keep Warriors core intact

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They hold the home-court advantage in the best-of-seven series. On ESPN , Stephen Curry , Draymond Green and Kevin Durant ( Golden State Warriors ) will meet LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love ( Cleveland Cavaliers ) on both linear pay-TV and the streaming platform, ESPN Play. Read More »

Coaching edge: Mike Brown's best move of NBA Finals Game 1

The heavily favored Warriors beat the Cavs 113-91 but Rihanna remained steadfast in her support. "Right now of course our games are largely distributed certainly in the United States through traditional media companies". This is only game one, as well. Kevin Durant led the way for Golden State , scoring 38 points (14-for-26 shooting) with eight rebounds and eight assists . Read More »

Defense fails Cavs in 113-91 Game 1 loss in NBA Finals

Stephen Curry and LeBron James in a December 2016 game. Cleveland committed 20 turnovers Thursday, while the Warriors committed just four, which was tied for the lowest amount of turnovers for a team in Finals history. The reporter, not picking up on Lue's tongue-in-cheek remark, asked the Cavs coach to elaborate on his statement. Yet the Warriors have to leave them, and if they do, Golden State will likely start roasting them with three-pointers. Read More »

Ronaldo back to break new ground at Champions League final

For Los Blancos , they're aiming to complete their own domestic and European double for the first time since 1958, win their 12th Champions League title and their second in succession, which would mean they're the first to do so in the competition in its current format. Read More »

I didn't score many, but some were important, says modest Zidane

If Juventus manage to win the title it will be their first treble in the history. They have the best goalkeeper in the world . Gonzalo Higuain has been on the front-end of the attack all season and hoped to come up big. It is a sentiment you might expect from someone who played alongside Buffon for so long for club and country - but old foes like Ryan Giggs and Edwin van der Sar have said they would like the Italian to finally win the trophy. Read More »

Flurry of goals lifts Pens

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Ian Cole, center, checks Nashville Predators' Mike Fisher (12) in front of Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final , Wednesday, May 31, 2017 , . Read More »

Game on! Cavaliers-Warriors open NBA Finals

Curry is fully healthy this postseason and ready to reclaim that championship that got away last June as the Finals begin with Thursday's Game 1 . I know what you're thinking: How is Durant's choice different than LeBron's decision to form a super team in Miami seven years ago? "Ignore is probably not the word". Read More »

Penguins name Murray as starting goalie for Game 4 against Senators

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Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan puts goalie Mat Murray in for Marc-Andre Fleury during the first period against the Ottawa Senators in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals , . Fleury, the winningest goaltender in franchise history, is 4-1 after a loss during the playoffs and was the primary reason the Penguins were able to oust the Presidents Trophy-winning Capitals for the second straight season and the ninth time in 10 postseason meetings. Read More »

Cavaliers vs Warriors NBA Finals schedule

It will be a massive upset if they're not there each and every year". (James was on the Second Team in 2014 as a member of the Heat; hte year before he was First Team All Defense.) The Warriors' Draymond Green has been named to the NBA All Defensive First Team the last two seasons (2015, 2016) and the year before that Andre Iguodala represented the Warriors on the NBA All Defensive First Team . Read More »

NSW claim first blood in State of Origin opener

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Asked about the prospect of playing Origin II at ANZ Stadium in front of his wife, son and daughter, he said it meant the world to him. New South Wales believe they have their best chance in years of ending Queensland's State of Origin dominance ahead of Wednesday's series opener in Brisbane. Read More »

Richard Jefferson explains why Warriors blew 3-1 lead in 2016

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It resurfaced in last year's Finals when James turned extraterrestrial in Cleveland's historic fightback from 3-1 down against Golden State. The Warriors are the best first quarter team in the postseason in terms of net rating (+32.1 points per 100 possessions) and are +112 in point differential in first halves. Read More »

A look at the key duels in the Champions League final

But he has to defeat Juventus , with whom he lost the 1998 Champions League final before moving to the Spanish capital, where he enjoyed phenomenal success. "Moments like that are tough and sad, but they're part and parcel of any footballer's career and you've got to accept them". "They had brought lots of bottles of champagne because they felt strong and, moreover, they had a lot of experience in finals". Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Bangladesh set sizable total for England

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Just over two years ago England suffered the embarrassment of crashing out of the World Cup without getting out of their group after losing to Bangladesh at the Adelaide Oval. Shakib Al Hasan has won the most Man-of-the-Match awards for Bangladesh but he hasn't won one since the first ODI against Afghanistan in September a year ago. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors face-off

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Warriors sweep the series 4-0 (not copping out and predicting a gentlemens' sweep) and cement this postseason as among the most boring in recent National Basketball Association history. For the game's best player, basketball was overshadowed by racism. While warming up before Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Curry rocked the new Curry 4 with a white and gold colorway, and fans definiltey took notice. Read More »

NBA Finals prediction: It will be a sweep

It ought to be. Both fans and sports analysts have noted the only way fans are ever going to see a competitive National Basketball Association again is if the league implements a hard salary cap. Lose here or you win a game here, it's like, 'Alright, cool. Will the four-time MVP LeBron James and the Cavs bring home another trophy to Cleveland, a back-to-back championship title? The Cavs' will have essentially the same team that they had previous year. Read More »