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Kevin Durant Can't Win in These NBA Finals with Fans or Media

The NBA commissioner appeared on "Mike & Mike" Thursday (AEDT) and was asked about the "competitive balance" in the NBA with Kevin Durant joining the Warriors. Cleveland's offense is much improved compared to last year's edition. "It don't really matter", Green said. WHAT HOME-COURT ADVANTAGE? The Cavaliers' nine-game postseason road winning streak, three shy of the 2001-02 Lakers' league record, started with victories a year ago in Games 5 and 7 in Oakland. Read More »

Zinedine Zidane looking like a veteran at the helm of Real Madrid


Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo stretches as he enters the field for a training session at a media open day in Madrid , Tuesday May 30, 2017. "There are hard decisions, as usual". As a player, Allegri never really lived up to his early promise and spent most of his career in the lower leagues apart from stints with Pescara, Cagliari and Napoli. Read More »

American Kisner closes with 66 to win Colonial

Spieth shot a bogey-free 65, and was standing on a chair to see over the crowd at the 18th green when Kisner putted up the mound to 5 feet of the cup and then made the winning putt. But, Jordan Spieth sure looked good this weekend. Singh, the third-round leader, closed with 70 to finish one stroke back. "This is golf. I kept hitting good shots and having putts from 10 or 15 feet for birdie". Read More »

LeBron James entering the NBA Finals as the underdog … again

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the trophy presentation after Game Five of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 25, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. For them, although they are looking to win back-to-back championships, Cleveland has no pressure on them. For much of the time in between, Golden State was stuck in the murky space between contention and bottoming out and starting over. Read More »

Penguins beat Predators 4-1, take 2-0 lead

Guentzel, who scored the victor in Game 1 , now has the second-highest goal total ever recorded by a rookie in one playoff season. After the third period began, Guentzel only needed 10 seconds to put the Penguins ahead 2-1, and then the floodgates opened for Pittsburgh . Read More »

VVS hails government decision to not play bilateral series with Pak

Morgan , however, is adamant there is no room in England's first XI for Bairstow at present. A bit of cloud cover in June, aids swing bowling in England and definitely the green-tinged Lord's wicket didn't find favour with Morgan . "The other thing also, is that we have some exciting youngsters like Mustafizur and Sabbir Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, those players are also in our side". Read More »

Oracle Team USA frustrated by their performance

After an aggressive start by Helmsman Jimmy "Pitbull" Spithill, the American team pulled out ahead of their French rivals and set about building their lead, which, by Gate 2, had already reached 15 seconds. "Maybe they were still in a bit of shock when we started racing but the way they regrouped and got back into things was fantastic". Ainslie was penalized and SoftBank Team Japan, skippered by former Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker, sailed off to a 48-second win. Read More »

Huddersfield Town's Premier League odds


I love this club, love the team, I love Dean Hoyle - our chairman - and especially the manager, David Wagner , who has done miraculously for Huddersfield Town this season". "Since I arrived I was always confronted with the fact that I had no experience in England, no experience of this league or of the plays offs". They did it the hard way, needing a penalty shootout to defeat Reading in the Championship playoff final following a goalless Wembley draw on Monday. Read More »

Tamim ton lifts Bangladesh to 305-6 in Champions Trophy


India and South Africa are the favourites to progress from Group B with Pakistan and Sri Lanka looking to cause an upset. The 2017 ICC Champions Trophy tournament is a tournament running in England and Wales from the 1st to 18th of June with the top eight One Day International (ODI) Cricket teams vying for the Champions Trophy . Read More »

White Sox broadcaster Harrelson to retire after next season


Harrelson, who has won five Emmy's during his time in the booth, will work 20 games next season, with majority coming on Sunday home dates, according to a press release issued by the White Sox . Hawk Harrelson was definitely not for everybody. Harrelson played from 1963-1971, suiting up for the Kansas City Athletics (two stints), Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians . Read More »

Wawrinka powers past Dolgopolov into third round


Del Potro made the semi-finals in 2009 and the last eight in 2012 - losing five-setters to Roger Federer on each occasion - before his career was hampered by serious wrist injuries. His comeback to the upper echelons of the game continued with a comfortable 6-2 6-1 6-4 triumph over his Davis Cup-winning team-mate on Tuesday. I don't know. Read More »

It's a girl? Venus Williams opens up on Serena's baby


Serena , who revealed she was pregnant in April, has always refused to discuss the sex of the baby she is expecting with fiance Alex Ohanian , the founder of Reddit . "I have been struggling with my health for a couple of weeks", Radwanska said. I have no idea what the experience will be like because previously I became an aunt when I was very young and lived far away, across the country (in Florida), so it was a completely different experience than it will be this time. Read More »

Clarke prefers Yuvraj over Rahane in ICC Champions Trophy


And while Dhoni's output has lessened somewhat in recent years (his 1,083 runs since the beginning of 2015 have come at an average of 40 - some 10 runs below his career mark), it's the advice of the World Cup-winning skipper that has helped Pandya assume the mantle in his stead. Read More »

Zverev downplays French Open chances despite Rome victory

ROME — Alexander Zverev signaled his anticipated arrival among the tennis elite by defeating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 Sunday to win the Italian Open . "Obviously Andre is someone that I have tremendous respect for as a person and as a player", Djokovic said. The victory sees Zverev enter the world's top 10 for the first time in his career. Read More »

NBA Star Lebron James' House Vandalized With the N-Word

LeBron bought the property, in the LA neighbourhood of Brentwood , in 2015. Reports emerged in the afternoon that his Los Angeles home had been vandalized as a racial slur appeared on his front gate, etched in graffiti. He commented upon the incident with incredible dignity and wisdom. " If this is to shed the light and continue to keep the conversation [about race relations] going on my behalf, then I'm okay with it ", James noted. Read More »

As police release DUI arrest video Tiger's image takes a hit

When an officer asks Woods to step out of the auto, the champion golfer does so very slowly and appears unsteady. There was "fresh damage" on the driver's side as well as minor damage to the bumper on the driver's side, and scuffs and scratches on the rear bumper, according to police. Read More »

Will Klay Thompson's struggles carry over to the NBA Finals?

Warriors vs. Cavaliers Part III. "It looks like the "rubber match" storyline is driving interest". The argument from CavsTwitter upon hearing those numbers will likely revolve around how Cleveland has clamped down on Golden State in each of the past two Finals , and that take is accurate. Read More »

Road to the Finals

The epic squads collide in an unprecedented third consecutive NBA Finals starting Thursday at Oakland, with the host Warriors an oddsmakers favorite in the hotly anticipated best-of-seven showdown against a Cleveland team that made the greatest comeback in Finals history to defeat them a year ago. Read More »

Police Investigating Racial Slur Spray Painted on LeBron James' LA Home


Eisenman did not specify if security footage is being used as part of the investigation to identify any suspects for the graffiti. James is the highest-paid player in the National Basketball Association earning a reported $30m a year and last week became the all-time leading points scorer in the play-offs, surpassing the record set by Chicago Pulls legend Michael Jordan. Read More »

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus must know we're better


So much so, in fact, that if you listen to gossip , Cristiano Ronaldo and other senior players have been asking that the Spaniard start. Higuaín and Alves are also good. We're going to prepare well for it. He went on to add. "We're happy that he is with us because he is an important player". It was the best club of the last century and now has 115 years of history. Read More »

Ramsey urges Wenger to extend contract at Arsenal


Unlike many coaches, most of the decision lies with him."I'm especially proud of the way we won this season, in the semi-final we had to play against Man City here and in the final Chelsea here, you cannot get tougher and we had two outstanding performances, this cup was won with special spirit and special attitude". Read More »

Vegas Play of the Day: Pittsburgh Penguins at Ottawa Senators

Game 7, such as the one the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators are facing Thursday in the Eastern Conference Final, brings out a lot of things. But just as the Senators' veteran goalie has a history in elimination games, so, too, do the Penguins. Malkin put the Penguins ahead 1-0 at 4:51. Read More »