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Bryce Harper suspended four games, Hunter Strickland suspended six games for brawl


The fight between the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals - specifically, Buster Posey's decision to not join the fracas - dominated the conversation on KNBR 680 AM. “I dont know. I dont know what was going through his mind or how upset he was the past couple of years. "To me, honestly the first step would be to have Major League Baseball players talk among each other". Read More »

Wolff: Vettel win not 'orchestrated' by Ferrari

In terms of looking for, I don't know if we will need more hard weekends or not. SEBASTIAN Vettel secured a memorable one-two for Ferrari in Sunday's 75th Monaco Grand Prix to extend his world championship lead to a luxurious 25 points over Lewis Hamilton . Read More »

Fast man Starc sees quick return to rhythm


They have struggled outside of Asia though failing to win a single match on their tour of New Zealand at the turn of the year. With injury concerns to Glenn Maxwell , who missed the second warm-up game after being hit on the head during a practice session, the performances of their all-rounders Marcus Stoinis and Moises Henriques along with Travis Head will very well decide their fortunes in the tournament. Read More »

Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1

The last time it happened in any major North American team sport came in 1954-56 when Detroit and Montreal squared off in three straight Stanley Cup Finals. The defensive woes that plagued the Cavaliers late in the regular season were glaring against the star-laden Golden State Warriors in a 113-91 loss in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Read More »

Warriors Beat Cavaliers in 2017 Says NBA 2K Simulation

Durant, who is the 2014 NBA MVP, is eligible for the 10-year veteran maximum contract after signing a two-year, $54.3 million contract with the Warriors last season . Now, all the focus of this Finals is on LeBron and KD. Through three rounds, he's averaging 32.5 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. His biggest weakness - long-distance shooting - has suddenly become a strength, having improved to 42 per cent from 36 per cent in the regular season. Read More »

Five memorable Real Madrid v Juventus matches

However, the Montenegrin believes Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon could finally end Messi and Ronaldo's reign if he lifts the Champions League for the first time at 39 to complete the treble for the Italian giants. They are the first team since Atletico Madrid in 2013/14 to reach the final without losing a single game. He has contributed much to the team as they won the competition in two of the past three seasons since his then world-record £85.3 million transfer from Tottenham ... Read More »

Key duels in the Champions League final


Success would mark Real's 12th victory in Europe's premier club competition, putting them five clear of Milan's seven European Cups/Champions Leagues - the next best record in the tournament's history. "We'll try to hurt them and we're good enough to do it". We've got the quality and so do they, so it will be a fiercely contested match. That shape is still uncertain, with both manager and defender refusing to be drawn on the details of tactical plans for countering Cristiano Ronaldo ... Read More »

Racism part of America, says LeBron James

With Durant already rolling, Curry buried a 17-foot pull-up jumper, and then, followed with a 27-foot three-pointer from the left side of the floor. James joins Bill Russell (10 straight Finals appearances), Tommy Heinshohn (nine), K.C. Jones (eight), Sam Jones (nine), Frank Ramsey (eight) and Bob Cousey (seven) in that select group. Read More »

Defense fails Cavs in Game 1 loss in NBA Finals


Durant had 23 points in the half, while James had a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. A typical sight for the Warriors came with just 4:05 left. Kevin Durant had a game-high 38 points and Curry scored 28, helping the Warriors record their 13th straight postseason win and grab the early edge in the best-of-seven series. Read More »

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1


Golden State dictated pace in this game and it completely unraveled Cleveland defensively. The Warriors were up eight at halftime, but grew their lead to 21 in the third quarter when the Cavs' hapless defense couldn't keep up. Tristan Thompson , one of the league's elite role players, was a non-factor on a night he totaled zero points and four rebounds in 22 minutes. Cleveland averages 111.2 points per game this season while allowing 105.6. Read More »

England to take on Bangladesh in Champions Trophy opener

Roy managed scores of one, eight and four in recent one-day global series against South Africa but Morgan ruled out tinkering with the opening partnership. "It was really good to see the way Dinesh Karthik, Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya , Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja and even Virat Kohli in the first match against New Zealand bat", Laxman said. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton feels Ferrari wanted Sebastian Vettel to win Monaco Grand Prix

Coupled with the victory for Sebastian Vettel , Hamilton's result means that the Ferrari man extends his drivers' championship lead to 25 points. "The auto was really good and I pushed everything I could, so I knew if there was a chance [to jump Raikkonen] that was it". Yes Vettel lapped way quicker than Raikkonen once he had the lead but it is ridiculous to suggest that Raikkonen could not have gone quicker at the front had he chosen. Read More »

Deal close: Chelsea hold talks in London to sign £20m midfielder


And Chelsea also made use of the opportunity by stating their interest in Tolisso and the clubs are expected to hold further talks to discuss transfer business this summer. London rivals Arsenal are also in the hunt for the upcoming talent, but the lack of Champions League football could hinder their chances of luring him to the Emirates. Read More »

Isco, Bale may appear in Champions League final: Zinedine Zidane

Unfortunately for them, he was injured. Madrid's route to the final was arguably even harder than Juve's though. They had to replace him early on. He is ready and with us, and very excited about playing in his home city. - Dortmund also scored the most goals in the group stage this season with 21. Read More »

Russia ranked 63 by FIFA for Confederations Cup; Brazil top


While the company did not disclose financial details, reports suggest that Vivo will pay about 60-70 million euros (about Rs 500 crore) a year to sponsor tournaments run by the worldwide football governing body. Vivo has also promised to launch a special FIFA World Cup phone that will give football fans a "one of a kind experience". Xudong explained: "Football is a sport full of passion and moments of wonder, creating happiness for millions of people". Read More »

Fernando Alonso Thanks US Media With Indy 500 Photo-Op Everybody Wanted

It's our policy not to comment further on personnel issues", they wrote in a statement posted to the Post's website. "The tweet doesn't represent what we believe nor what we stand for. (In fact, the assumptions about my political leanings have been quite inaccurate.) I apologize to Takuma Sato . He wrote a book about the 1942 Wisconsin Badgers football team, many of whom went on to fight for the World War II. Read More »

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


Lue was at the helm of the Cavaliers when they fought back from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Warriors in last season's Finals. There were a handful of times Cleveland was more focused on Curry and the 3-point shooters, but Durant made them pay with six first-half dunks. Read More »

No pressure for Champions Trophy clash against India: Sarfraz Ahmed

Conversely, if they field and their opponents fail to pass 300 then I can see them winning games pretty easily. We've got a very good record in the ICC tournaments over the last, I guess, 10 to 15 years. And in both the games, India managed to bundle out the opposition inside 40 overs. It would be a case of swapping an out-of-form player with an in-form player - Bairstow is a middle-order batsman who can play as an opener - but Roy is likely to be given another chance, with England's ... Read More »

Murray advances to second round of French Open


Juan Martin del Potro reached the French Open third round yesterday after Spanish opponent Nicolas Almagro quit in tears during the third set with a left knee injury. I think his strategy was to force me into using the backhand, and he was able to see that it was no longer my weak point and that I was able to use my backhand quite well.But it's true that sometimes I was a little upset, because I know that my backhand is not quite what it used to be'. Read More »

India's position after the warm up matches

Currently, the England cricket team is slightly tough with their strength. Pakistan , who upset the odds to draw a Test series in England previous year, have already been in Birmingham for two weeks in preparation for their bid to win the Champions Trophy, a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global teams. Read More »

Guentzel shines again as Pens surge to Game Two win

This time, Pittsburgh's flurry came a little bit later. Rinne was pulled from Game 2 after the Penguins scored three goals on their first five shots of the third period in a span of three minutes, 18 seconds to snap a 1-1 tie and take a 4-1 lead at 3:28. Read More »

Barcelona confirm Ernesto Valverde as new head coach


Yet although the Blaugrana secured a third straight Copa Del Rey title with a 3-1 victory over Alaves on Saturday, it has suffered a disappointing season by its own high standards. His final season was a bit of a struggle compared to his first two as he only managed to win the Copa del Rey. "As a coach, [Valverde] has gathered a great deal of experience both in Spain and overseas", read an official statement from Barcelona . Read More »

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


The Finals Odds for the game have the Warriors favored to pick up the win by a handful of buckets. That kind of contract has allowed teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers to make the NBA Finals for the third consecutive time , and it could allow the Warriors to make this a Cavs/Warriors Final for a while. Read More »

Brown remains as Warriors coach for Game 1

After the Warriors had made only three 3-pointers in the first half en route to a 60-52 lead, Durant buried a 26-footer on Golden State's first possession of the third period. They defeated the Warriors last season after losing their first two Finals (2007 and 2015). "He's one of the best in the game at being a trash-talker", Love continued. Read More »