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Chiefs release receiver Jeremy Maclin

The Kanas City Chiefs announced the release of wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on Friday night. Will the Eagles have interest in Maclin? Maclin would have a big problem dropping passes frequently, explaining the downward production. Read More »

Warriors' dunkfest a concern for Cavs

The Warriors didn't play their best in Game 1 - something members of both teams agree on - yet still cruised to a 22-point victory. James, who last month overtook Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader, was coached by current Warriors acting coach Mike Brown with the Cavaliers , who appreciates the streak and the longevity James has shown in reaching eight career NBA Finals , the last seven in a row. Read More »

Angelique Kerber falls to Ekaterina Makarova at 2017 French Open

Also on the women's side, Petra Kvitova won her first match since being stabbed during a burglary in her home in December. "I had a massage, it wasn't easy", Olivo said. Angelique Kerber is the first women's No. 1 seed to lose in the French Open's first round in the Open era. "And the expectations from me also are really big because I know what I can do and what I did previous year". Read More »

Real Madrid celebrates 12th European Cup with fans in Spain

Zidane praised his players after becoming the first manager to retain the European title since Arrigo Sacchi accomplished the feat with AC Milan in 1989 and 1990. "Buffon will still be goalie next season and Barzagli with be with us for another year. But we can improve the team". When Zidane's majestic strike flashed into the net to give Madrid victory in the 2002 Champions League final against Bayer Leverkusen, the French star must have believed he would never surpass that golden moment ... Read More »

Watch Monday's practice session for the Indianapolis 500

Alonso's rapid progress and commitment since announcing he was racing last month has drawn widespread praise from his team , IndyCar fans, rival drivers and former champions. "It's the last 40 laps of the (200-lap) race , just around that last pit stop time ". Alonso , who is skipping this year's Monaco Grand Prix to race at The Brickyard, will start from fifth place on the grid after two impressive qualifying sessions over the weekend. Read More »

Cavaliers to Increase Physicality With Warriors in Game 2

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry joked about singer Rihanna after the famous Cleveland Cavaliers fan's courtside antics during the National Basketball Association finals opener. He vowed to do his part in Game 2. For the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers , Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals was a defensive struggle in their lopsided 113-91 loss to the Golden State Warriors . Read More »

NBA Finals 2017: Warriors' Steve Kerr will coach Game 2 against Cavaliers

He had served as their head coach on two different occasions with the latter lasting just a year after he was rehired by the organization. And if anyone is capable of creating the kind of magic necessary to engineer a victory against the heavily favored Warriors, it's James, who last failed to win a road game in a playoff series when the Cavaliers lost to the Orlando Magic in six games in the 2009 Eastern Conference finals . Read More »

French Open set for new women's champ

I think for the tournament, for the crowd, for us. Mladenovic could have company in the quarterfinals, though: Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia plays her fourth-round match Monday."Twenty years ago?" "I wanted the match, and I had to dictate the game", she said. Read More »

NBA Finals 2017 Game 2

Where can I watch the livestream? I think the Cavs on Sunday will make a pointed emphasis to not letting him get so many easy attempts around the rim. I wouldn't have done my teammates any good if I wasn't just enjoying the moment.... LeBron James has eschewed being interviewed at the podium during the NBA Finals for the time being because he's grown frustrated having to wait while opposing players and coaches take questions. Read More »

Red Sox's Price earns 1st win

Over the past four seasons, Tillman has served as the club's stopper, always there to deliver a deep start when needed, but this season he's battled to get through six innings. Orioles: C Welington Castillo could end up spending the minimum time on DL after sustaining a testicular injury Tuesday night. "We think we have a feel of it and we hopefully can work him through it", Dombrowski said. Read More »

Comebacks _ on both sides _ happening for Game 2

The Cavaliers lost Game 1 at Golden State last spring and fell down 3-1 before coming back to win the series , and James is not panicking. That's when things really got ugly. But it's hard to imagine Cleveland pulling a complete 180 on the road just three days removed from Game 1's events. "That's what we come to expect every year now". Read More »

Golden State Warriors 10 best moments from Game 1

That's what makes them tough". "We're going to have to help him (Durant) out as far as knocking shots down from the perimeter", Thompson said. "No matter how many days that you have to prepare, you can't simulate what they have". For all the challenges presented to them this season, the Warriors are now poised to avenge their loss to the Cavaliers in last year's Finals and Durant is three wins away from his first title and some validation of his move from OKC. Read More »

Predators happy to be back on home ice

They had won seven of eight games at Bridgestone Arena these playoffs. Sullivan said one way to get Crosby and Malkin going is to start doing more with the power play. But then he became a world-beater, and in sum, he turned back 27 of the Penguins' 28 shots. When Ryan Ellis was given a minor for boarding Jake Guentzel at 16:37 of the second period, Calle Jarnkrok enjoyed the best scoring chance of the two-minute sequence when he cut into the slot. Read More »

Lions struggle in untidy tour opener

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But while there are legitimate excuses for their stuttering showing at the Toll Stadium - where Anthony Watson scored the Lions' sole try - it won't be giving the All Blacks sleepless nights ahead of the opening Test match in three weeks. Read More »

NBA Finals, Game Two, Golden State Warriors v Cleveland Cavaliers

His answer consisted all of two syllables. Durant scored 38 points and dunked easily, six times in the first half alone and many of which he went untouched to the rim. James finished with 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists. James and Love combined to make 24 of 41 shots, while the rest of the team shot just 36 percent with only Irving even reaching double-figures. Read More »

Cavaliers vs. Warriors, Game 2

Golden States other Splash Brother has made far more brick sounds than swishes so far this postseason but its work on the defensive end that has stood out most and been a major factor in the Warriors leading Cleveland 1-0 in the NBA Finals after three straight series sweeps to open the postseason. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 : Australia vs New Zealand match abandoned

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Likewise, Australia have been completely dominant over New Zealand as in four ICC Champions Trophy matches between them, all of them were won by the former. It didn't quite come off. "You've got to turn it around quickly now and control what you can control". L et's hope it's rust and let's hope it's gone. Read More »

After warm-up wins, India ready to defend Champions Trophy title

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The probability of you not knowing this is most definitely zero, but the India-Pakistan clash on Sunday will be the first match of the tournament for both the teams. "In terms of batting and bowling, most of us have batted and most of the bowlers have bowled". "They were legends", Hassan said. One may call it a mini World Cup, but there will be nothing miniature about the thrilling matches which will be played during the 16-day tournament. Read More »

Cavs want JR Smith to shoot more

In addition, the Game 1 loser has gone on to win the championship in four of the past six NBA Finals . That isn't the issue. Jefferson led all reserves with nine points in the loss and Iman Shumpert pitched in with five points and five boards - while playing rock-solid defensive against Curry - but the Wine & Gold will need more from their others on Sunday night if they hope to avoid an 0-2 hole. Read More »

Kerr possible to return in Finals, sources say

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We are nearly six months into this 2017 year, and so far it's been incredible. Take III of the NBA Finals trilogy between Golden State and the Cleveland Cavaliers gives Stephen Curry and Draymond Green a chance to avenge last year's Warriors collapse and LeBron James the opportunity to add a fourth title in his chase of Michael Jordan's six. Read More »

Cavs try to adjust on both ends of court

While I personally don't think so I do concede it would further put him in the discussion. Klay Thompson shot terribly (though often), and the Warriors missed many shots they normally make. "After Game 1 , Cleveland can play better". If there is one thing everyone agrees on about Game 2 , it's that the Cavaliers are going to get physical. Read More »

Kerr will coach Warriors in Game 2 of the Finals

But Grant Hill thinks you'd be foolish to count out LeBron James and company. And, despite everything that happened in Game 1 , and the long odds so many outside of their locker room give them in both Game 2 and this series , that alone is enough to give them a fighting chance. Read More »

Warriors' Steve Kerr returns, will coach Game 2 of NBA Finals

Cleveland forward LeBron James said the top-seeded Golden State Warriors are among the best teams he has seen but is confident his Cavaliers can avenge their blowout loss in Game One when the teams meet again on Sunday. Kerr received a standing ovation from the Warriors faithful and hugged Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue as he walked out to the court before the game . Read More »

Golden State Warriors among best teams I've seen, says LeBron James

The Warriors are shooting 55 percent so far. Durant moved from plus-170 (risking $1 to win $1.70) before game 1 to minus-120 (risking $1.20 to win $1) afterwards to win the Finals MVP award. It's going to take another rally for that to happen again. Indeed, the Warriors needed 106 shots to make their 113 points. LeBron James is attacking. Read More »

Cavaliers vs Warriors NBA Finals, Game 2 schedule

That's two more than the Warriors had as a team in Game 1 . "They're going to grab a little bit more and knock us off our routes and do what they can to disrupt whatever we try to do offensively. "For me, I approach every game the same way, no matter if I'm at home or on the road", James said. But we won't dirty up the game . "Some people don't like physicality". Read More »

Episode 460 - NBA Finals Game 1 Review & Game 2 Preview

Curry spoke to the Associated Press and said the approach for Golden State after a Game 1 blowout is simple: just keep playing Warriors basketball. Look for a great Golden State crowd to anchor the win for the Warriors to win their second straight game, and head to Cleveland up 2-0. Not that they're discussing it. Read More »

Warriors' Steve Kerr back on sideline, will coach Game 2

We mark the eras by their career arcs; whether they be Larry Bird and Magic Johnson who dominated the "80s or Michael Jordan in the '90s with brief cameos from Isiah Thomas" Pistons and Hakeem Olajuwon's Rockets . The defending champions are confident about drawing the series level ahead of their home fixtures, but ESPN's Basketball Power Index is backing the Warriors to continue their dominance at home. Read More »

Reading Miss Out On Premier League

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While Ward made the crucial save, there was an unlikely man to take the penalty clincher in the shape of defender Christopher Schindler . "I said to the players before the playoffs that they are heroes - because of finishing fifth in the league and playing an unbelievable season", he said. Read More »

Pep Guardiola vows Manchester City will come back stronger next season

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Nigerian worldwide Kelechi Iheanacho was a second substitute as Manchester City clinched third place and automatic Champions League qualification following a resounding 5-0 victory over hosts Watford in the Premier League . My season was dead and buried very early on. "In the end my games back mattered and I'm really excited about that and looking forward to next season". Read More »

"Being Black in America" is Tough for LeBron James

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It ought to be. But when he got back to Cleveland, he found a way to put it all together; he's shooting 36.9 percent from 3 over his past three seasons in clutch situations, which is actually a higher percentage than Stephen Curry (34.8 percent), who won two MVPs in that span. Read More »

Toni Kroos: Every team needs a Cristiano Ronaldo

REAL MADRID comfortably beat Juventus in the Champions League final tonight - here are some of the best photos of them celebrating. "But I still have finished the season happy, it's a great finish with another trophy". It justifies why I came here, it's great to be part of that and I want it to continue. Madrid began the second half strong, with Isco and Luka Modric heavily involved while Juve were pushed back. Read More »

LeBron James denounces racism after home is vandalized

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We've got to be up for the challenge. While he admitted he used to let the haters get to him, James has learned to use the criticism and doubt as motivation to be better. Thompson had a miserable game. LeBron's Achilles heel has always been the tendency to just drift out of big games. I feel the best way to express my convictions is not to play. Read More »