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Fabregas disappointed to be left out of FA Cup starting XI

Arsenal eventually ran out 2-1 winners against the ten-men Blues, who were outplayed for large swathes of the afternoon. Fabregas had been introduced in place of Nemanja Matic just after the hour mark, with the Spain global unhappy to have been given a watching brief beforehand. Read More »

A look at F1 legend Fernando Alonso

He's one of my heroes growing up watching Formula One and he has always been, in my opinion, one of the best drivers in the world". He considers Alonso a legitimate contender because he's racing with Andretti Autosport - victor of this race a year ago with rookie Alexander Rossi - and because "the calibre of driver he is, it seems like he's definitely soaking it in". Read More »

Durant, Curry hit golden form

Curry is at the top of his game, registering his first-ever postseason triple double in Game 2 (32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists ). "Uhh, a totally... Golden State has also had first-quarter scoring totals of 35 and 40 points and third-period totals of 33 and 35 while outscoring Cleveland 75-64 in the former and by a whopping 68-44 in the latter. Read More »

Warriors tune out 16-0 talk, focus on Cavs

Durant's scoring has taken pressure off Stephen Curry and allowed the Warriors to withstand Cleveland runs so well that they haven't trailed after the first quarter in either game. "It seemed like it's personal for both of them", Draymond Green said. "To have Game 1 finally come, for me that was like the ball went up and it's like, 'OK, now we can just play basketball again.' There's a lot going on in between games here". Read More »

Predators beat Penguins to even Stanley Cup finals

That's a little hard". "We believe in the group that we have", Sullivan said. With Malkin, he's shot the puck a lot less (2.8 per-game) but still remained largely productive. By contrast, Pittsburgh has used just five players to score 11 goals. He was a stopgap, a defensive center the Predators hoped could plug a major void as they began their quest for the Cup. Read More »

Durant's menacing defense leads the way for Warriors

In addition to the Cavs' own comeback in the 2016 Finals after being blown out in Games 1 and 2, there is also the Warriors' own troubled history in Games 3s. "I've gotten better, and 2013 is when I feel I really turned the corner as a defender". These are LeBron's numbers through two games of the series against the Warriors: 39.7 minutes per game, 28.5 points, 13.0 rebounds, 11.0 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.5 blocks, .553 shooting, .333 3-point shooting. Read More »

Warriors could lose out on huge sum if they sweep Cavs

According to NBA .com, the average field goal percentage for shots inside the restricted area is 57.4 percent. All of it was weighing on the 27-year-old, who desperately wanted to snap out of his slump. He is the right-hand haymaker to Durant's jab, with the innate ability to land demoralizing three-pointers that make opponents feel helpless. "We're playing Draymond at the five more, and it's forcing me to guard bigger guys", Durant said. Read More »

Can the Warriors go 16-0?

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Cleveland even lost Game 2 of the 2016 finals by 33 points, a bigger margin than Sunday night's defeat. He attended the pregame news conference Sunday and said he had not yet told his players that he would be back coaching, though said they knew in recent days that he was improving. Read More »

Pat for Tahir and Amla

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Amla was batting slow may be because of the pitch and so was F du Plessis as South Africa run rate at the end of 15th over was just 3.66. But Faf du Plessis (75 off 70) batted beautifully and positively influenced Amla as they added 145 for the second wicket. Read More »

Golden State Warriors are living up to 'super team' label

Only LeBron James can show in Game 3 whether he is resigned to the Cavaliers' fate in the Finals or looking to change it for the second straight year. Yes, they were able to play with them for stretches of the games and when Golden State kicked the ball all over the Oracle Arena in the first half of Game 2, the Cavaliers were able to stay close and harbour hopes of an upset win. Read More »

Role players are the Game 3 key

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Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant playing together for the Golden State Warriors is like two Bollywood superstars acting in one movie. "With KD, you just see kind of the supernatural", said teammate Andre Iguodala. Smith and most importantly Kyrie Irving . After all, Cleveland had its worst 3-point shooting game of the playoffs in Game 2, going 8-of-29 from the field. Read More »

Summerhays grabs Memorial lead as Dufner falters

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Dufner was 13-under and in the rough after his tee shot at No. 18. It didn't come easy. Jordan Spieth knows the feeling. (They share a trainer.) They hung out, talked golf, and otherwise unwound after the various stresses of tournament golf. Read More »

LeBron James Gets Snippy With Reporter Over Dumb NBA Finals Question

With how the Warriors shot on Sunday, they could have had 150 easy with a more careful attack, especially from Stephen Curry (eight turnovers). We try to do it all year. The Warriors followed with a 16-4 run that included 3-pointers from Curry and Thompson, a three-point play from Durant in transition and four points from Shaun Livingston. Read More »

Playing Smart To Avoid Warriors Spurts — Cavaliers Focus

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And when he did free himself to get shots up Sunday, many times he left his attempts short - a telling sign of exhausted legs, surely overworked from the frantic defensive activity the Warriors were making him commit to. "They won their first two games like they're supposed to". They've won their first 14 games and, and lead the Cavaliers 2-0 in the NBA Finals . But I feel the last four or five years I've definitely continued to get better and better, and smarter. Read More »

The Finals Are Too Fast, Too Furious for the Cavs

The Warriors know how bad it can be because a year ago they were in precisely the same place, up 2-0 and on the road, and were blown out in Game 3. Game 3 has always been tricky for Golden State. Yet he's a minus-33. Once he got serious, Curry was all praise for his co-Warriors star. Mike Wise of The Undefeated reported Sunday night that the Cavs' locker room had a "strong reefer aroma" after Game 2 of the Finals, which Cleveland lost 132-113. Read More »

Halep reaches semifinals of French Open

Open in 2005, according to The Telegraph's Simon Briggs . It was only the ninth time he had lost a set to love in his career, and the first at a Grand Slam since he played Gael Monfils at the US Open 12 years ago. "But still, knowing that I have beaten him a couple of times on clay [and] here previous year gives me that confidence, and hopefully I'll be able to do the same". Read More »

Bale 'happy' at Madrid amid Man United links

Ronaldo is the hot favourite to win the annual award for the best player in the world for a fifth time that would see him equal Barcelona rival Lionel Messi's record. Zinedine Zidane's charges thrashed Juventus 4-1 in the Champions League final on Saturday to become the first team to successfully defend the title. Read More »

On eve of election, May tries to put focus back on Brexit

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A sign points towards a polling station in Westminster the day before a general election , in central London , Britain June 7, 2017. " A hung parliament would in more normal circumstances be viewed as quite a negative for sterling", analyst Paul Meggyesi said in a note distributed to media on Tuesday and sent to clients at the end of last week. Read More »

James says Warriors different in 2017

To this point, chapter three of Cleveland vs. "Ron is interesting. He's always had good defensive teams". Tune to Channel 9 at 9 p.m.to see. "So they won two games; now we got to go home and regroup". They don't have 132 in them, which is why Cavs' country should be praying all of the talk about keeping up the pace is just that-talk. The series shifts to Cleveland , where Golden State had a similar situation a year ago. Read More »

England thrash New Zealand to surge into semis

Eoin Morgan insists it was England's "brilliant bowlers" who carried them through to the Champions Trophy semi-finals as Group A table-toppers. Ball had set the tempo by clean bowling Luke Ronchi in the first over, while Mark Wood's clever cross-seam delivery saw off New Zealand captain Kane Williamson when on 87 and with the Black Caps looking increasingly threatening. Read More »

Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV Coming Soon

Amazon sells the main version of the Echo for $180 and Google sells its Home speaker for $130. Apple is touting the fact that the HomePod is packed with drivers, delivering superior audio to the Amazon Echo and competitors like Alphabet Inc's (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) Google Home . Read More »

Top 5 Plays From Game 2 of the NBA Finals

We're hungry". "But having him back on the bench means a lot". "We can do better job of getting him going early". The best-of-seven series now shifts to Cleveland for two games, with Game 3 Wednesday. " He's such a good coach and a good person", Kerr said. "That's why he prepared the staff the way he did in his absence, and he came back and we just wanted to keep the ball rolling". Read More »

Djokovic makes winning French Open start on Agassi's watch

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Djokovic will now face either compatriot Janko Tipsarevic or Portugal's Joao Sousa in the second round. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic , the two favourites to win this year's Roland Garros , breezed past their first-round opponents Monday to advance in the 2017 French Open . Read More »

Keselowski could 'throw up' over reax to Busch

Johnson again made an impact Sunday at his favorite track - and he worked hard to take this checkered flag. He loved Yarborough's fearlessness and the way the Hall of Fame driver reminded Johnson of his grandfather. Fans are still making up their mind about NASCAR's new stage racing, but someone whose life is much better for it is Martin Truex Jr . Eventual victor Jimmie Johnson stayed on the track hoping for a caution and got one on Lap 330 when Regan Smith's Ford slammed into ... Read More »

Biggest deciding factors for Game 3 of Cavs vs. Warriors

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The Cavaliers have been stuck in a bad loop in this series: Their offense has been at its best in transition - particularly LeBron , who remains unstoppable in the open court. But just how good are the 2016-17 Warriors from a historical perspective? Maybe Thompson needs to bring more energy, or maybe he's not equipped to deal with the blistering pace of these Finals. Read More »

BASKETBALL >Warriors eye perfect title run to NBA title

The Cleveland Cavaliers only have one mission come game 3 of the best-of-7 championships series, 'Defend our home court'. With that said, a rematch between these two teams sans Durant would have made for more of an entertaining series, especially with Klay Thompson's shooting struggles before he regained his stroke in Game 2 . Read More »

Warriors double National Basketball Association lead

That's been a question asked by many since LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade in Miami to form the Big Three in the summer of 2010. They split the two games at home before reeling off three straight wins to become the fourth team to win the title after losing the first two games. Read More »

LeBron James asks reporter 'Are you a smart guy?'

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Former NBA player and 10-time All-Star Paul Pierce recently said that, right now, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is the best player in the game. No matter whether you're 14-0 or 14-7 in the playoffs, it's just 2-0 and you have to win one on the road to really take control. No one else has more than two. Read More »

Ben & Gay: Can the Cavs Steal a Game Against the Warriors?

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant , left, drives on Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif ., Sunday, June 4, 2017. But the Warriors have been the gold standard at small ball and 3-point shooting over the last three seasons and were again more effective. No one else has more than two. Read More »

Caroline Wozniacki is knocked out of French Open by unseeded Jelena Ostapenko

Ostapenko, 19, had struggled against the wind during the opening set on Suzanne-Lenglen, which Wozniacki took control of with two early brakes to race into a 5-0 lead. Because of the rain quarterfinal matches in the top half of the tournament lasted for more than five hours. "I actually think because of the music, because some really nice songs fit Samba", she tells us. Read More »

French Open 2017: Simona Halep beats Elina Svitolina to reach semi-finals

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However, she is not too comfortable on clay and her general form this year on the surface has not been too great, contrasting Halep who has seemed very comfortable on the surface despite a slow start to 2017. Doesn't matter how and doesn't matter what it's going to bring if I win. After Venus Williams and Svetlana Kuznetsova lost Sunday, the French Open - which is missing Serena Williams , Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka - is guaranteed of producing a first-time grand slam victor. Read More »

Have Cleveland Cavaliers Met Their Maker?

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry dribbles against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving during Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday. It's like, 'Man, let's get this ball up in the air and let's go play'. "This is where the series changed past year, so we're just trying to think about the next game". Read More »