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Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1, 113-91

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Kevin Durant completely changed the National Basketball Association landscape with his shocking move to the Golden State Warriors in 2016. But it just wasn't feeling right, just kind of a split decision. "We got to figure out how to combat that , which is going to be a tough challenge for us". " That's very apparent when you look at the film". When a team posts 31 assists with just four turnovers, it's impressive. Read More »

Todd Frazier cracked jokes about Chris Sale's return to Chicago

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That meant Chris Sale for Boston , and he was looking to continue his spectacular 2017 season. A Leury Garcia RBI single and a two run single from Jose Abreu brought the Sox right back into the game. In the Red Sox's ideal world, he will return to the lineup, produce the way he did once upon a time with the San Francisco Giants and lock down a position that has been the team's biggest hole since 2012. Read More »

#CT2017: Australia-New Zealand Match Abandoned Due To Rain

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These sides last met at the Champions Trophy nearly four years ago at the same ground in a match which was also washed out in the second innings. He's been very good when he's come in, but one of the strongest parts of reinforcing the way we play, and the freedom, is backing that up with (consistent) selection. Read More »

'Born leader' Ronaldo will drive Real to Champions League glory: Zidane

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Ronaldo will be Madrid's most unsafe weapon in today's Champions League final against Juventus and Zidane did not try to hide the fact. He is still regarded as one of the best , if not the best, foreign import in Italian football. In his 155 games for Real he scored 37 goals and got another 24 in 151 games for Juve. "You know what this club is and you know that everyone says we're favourites but there are no favourites in football". Read More »

CJ McCollum Thinks Klay Thompson Will Leave The Warriors

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Any trials and tribulations you go through, you don't go through alone. "Guys who played heavy minutes get their rest, get their recovery, get in the gym, take care of your body, whatever you need to do", he said. "Yeah, I won't get into that ", Durant said, laughing. There's nothing that really needs to be said. "But if that game never comes and he continues to play the defence that he's been playing, we should be just fine". Read More »

Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 6/4/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

LeBron James , meanwhile, essentially cares less about the regular season, but he's in an unprecedented seventh straight NBA Finals overall and eighth career. The Cavs' will have essentially the same team that they had past year. "Defensively, it's tough to match what he does", he added. That is not a luxury the Cavs, who are powered by LeBron James and Kyrie Irving , can afford if they hope to upset the Warriors. Read More »

Rihanna: LeBron James 'is still the King' after Game 1 loss

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The only thing that kept Cleveland in the game in the first half was the usually brilliant play from James and Irving and several missed layups by Golden State. Curry, sitting beside Durant, interjected, "Don't get into that trap, man". Tristan Thompson , whose rebounding is such a huge key for the Cavaliers , was scoreless with just four boards and when he wasn't being exposed defensively, J.R. Read More »

Rihanna heckles Kevin Durant during NBA Finals

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In the end, Rihanna's beloved Cavaliers lost the game 113 to 91, and Durant ended up scoring 38 of those points. He found his perimeter stroke in the second half, as did Stephen Curry , who was a big factor in breaking open the game in the third quarter, when he scored 14 of his 28 points. Read More »

Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs

After another 3-pointer later in the third, Curry turned from the basket and kicked his feet into the air, celebrating his ability to seemingly score at will against the struggling Cavaliers . Oh and while they're at it, maybe figure out what to do about Kevin Durant . James scored 28 points with 15 rebounds and 8 assists . Game 1 of the NBA Finals went to the Warriors in convincing fashion. Read More »

Pogba On Target As Man Utd End On A High

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Mourinho used his final set of programme notes of the season to take a dig at Souness over the criticism, drawing attention to Souness' managerial record in the process. Didn't we deserve to be analysed in this context? The only way to achieve that now is by winning the Europa League , which has become a more attractive competition since 2015 when the rules changed to offer the victor an automatic spot in the group stage of the Champions League. Read More »

England's Woakes out of Champions Trophy

Woakes was already on his way to try to find out the extent of his injury while Morgan welcomed England's confidence-boosting win but found himself also discussing the likely absence of such a key bowler. During the 2015 World Cup, Mushfiqur had shared a 141-run stand with Mahmudullah - their previous highest stand outside Asia - against the same opposition at the Adelaide Oval. Read More »

Sri Lanka death toll after flooding, mudslides reaches 146

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Sri Lanka has experienced scattered showers in many parts in the past 24 hours but flood waters are rapidly receding, officials said. Mass funerals took place across the affected areas. The Disaster Management Centre said 169 people had been confirmed dead, majority buried by landslides triggered by Friday's intense rains. Terrified villagers huddled in a nearby school, having left their homes for fear of more mudslides. Read More »

Vladimir Putin Suggests American Hackers Framed Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St.Petersburg, Russia , Friday, June 2, 2017 . The US blamed Mr Assad's government for the attack which killed at least 90 people, and launched almost 60 cruise missiles at the Shayrat air base in the central province of Homs, where it claims the attack originated. Read More »

Predators goalie Pekka Rinne struggling as Penguins take 2-0 lead

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Guentzel collected a long rebound off Bryan Rust's shot and fired home to make it 2-1. After watching Game 2 , a phrase that my Dad who served in the Army for 20 years used to say popped into my head: SSDD (Same. In two games so far, he's scored three goals , two of them being game-winners and has increased his postseason goal lead to 12, three more than anyone else. Read More »

Alan Jackson to headline Nashville Predators Stanley Cup final party

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The Grammy Award-winning singer and newest member of the Country Music Hall of Fame said it's an exciting time for the hockey team and the city of Nashville . "Our focus is Game 3 and going home to a crowd that's going to be electric", Predators' captain Mike Fisher said. "The identity and the character of our team, how we're built, it's been pretty easy to watch because, I mean, these guys, every time they're on the ice, they throw everything they've got". Read More »

Centerville teen narrowly misses cut after 3 rounds at national spelling bee

Only 40 spellers moved on to Thursday's final rounds. In an interview before Wednesday's second round, Propper said she had no special routine or superstitions as she prepared for the national competition, broadcast live on ESPN. This was Rebekah's third trip to the National Spelling Bee. Following the exam, the students will compete in an all-day competition of onstage spelling. Read More »

Zidane: No added pressure as Madrid defend Champions League

Victorious coach Gerard Precheur hailed his "exceptional" Lyon side after the French club retained their women's Champions League trophy. But Ronaldo even has experience with that. "Many people think about my very long career. He can do many things, I can only save goals". Critics said it would unbalance the team, but Allegri believed Juventus needed an additional dimension when pitted against Europe's elite. Read More »

Juventus different to 2015; Allegri warns Real Madrid

Elsewhere Dani Carvajal will also be back at right back after 6 weeks out and although he is Madrid's right back, Zidane may be anxious at his lack of competitive action over the past two months. Real Madrid have been roundly praised this season for the depth of talent in their squad . But Buffon, 39, says it's not going to be a two-man show as he aims to become the oldest player in history to lift the Champions League trophy. Read More »

Juve must be "fiendish" to beat Real, says Allegri

Spain's Real Madrid, fresh off of winning La Liga, will meet Serie A champions and Coppa Italia victor Juventus on the pitch of Millennium Stadium. All eyes in the soccer world will soon turn towards Wales, as Real Madrid will meet Juventus in Cardiff for the wonderful finale to the 2016-17 Champions League . Read More »

Woakes out of Champions Trophy

However, Joe Root responded with a career-best unbeaten 133, sharing in successive century stands with Alex Hales (95) and Morgan (75 not out) as England coasted to the highest run chase in this tournament's history with eight wickets and 16 balls to spare. Read More »

NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors flex its muscles Game 1

He's in better health now, even while wearing a sleeve over his elbow to protect some swelling. " That's what you dream about as a kid, is to play at the highest level". In the third quarter they began treating the Cavaliers just like the teams they faced before them. They can shoot the ball from the perimeter. "They do everything exceptionally well, if not great, so never surprised by anything that they can do". Read More »

Woakes ruled out of Champions Trophy with side strain

The match will be played before a packed Birmingham house, but I am confident, if we play to our potential we will definitely go on to win the game, ” he said. Mustafizur Rahman: The young pacer is one of the best bowlers in the world cricket . Woakes insists his body "felt as good as it can be" following his successful spell in the IPL with the Kolkata Knight Riders and adds that there were "no signs" of a potential side problem before Thursday's match against Bangladesh . Read More »

England beat Bangladesh in Champions Trophy opener

Plunkett has already made a decent fist of the emergency assignment, his four for 59 in the hosts' emphatic opening win over Bangladesh taking his annual one-day global wickets tally to 24 in 10 matches . Earlier, riding on Tamim Iqbal's brilliant 128, Bangladesh posted a challenging 305/6. Tamim received excellent support from Mushfiqur Rahim (79) in a third-wicket partnership of 166. Read More »

Rihanna Responds To Warriors Fan After Game 1 Blowout Of Cavs

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Despite that, the wine and gold will win back-to-back titles. But in Game 1 , only one storyline mattered: These 2017 Finals might turn out to be Durant's career-defining series, on his way to the first championship in his career. Curry shot just 40 percent in the Finals a year ago and had more turnovers (30) than assists (26) as he nursed injuries to his knee and ankle. And that might be just the opening Curry needs to shine brightest again on the big stage after the struggles previous ... Read More »

Iqbal ton takes Bangladesh to 305

Picking a strong batting line-up - in response to falling 84 all out in their final warm-up against India - worked against Bangladesh , however, as their bowling lacked the creativity and guile to unsettle a powerful England side that cantered to victory. Read More »

Klizan in French Open handshake row ahead of Murray clash

A week before the French Open , Murray was affected by a viral illness. Murray won 11 out of 13 games to take a 2-1 lead before edging the tie-break in the fourth set to progress. Was hitting the ball better when I was defending. Murray will face Martin Klizan for a place in the last 32 after the Slovak prevailed in a tense five-setter against French wild card Laurent Lokoli . Read More »

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 »