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Top 10 NBA Finals Performances: Nos. 10

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In the 2016 NBA Finals, Golden State had a 3-1 lead over Cleveland but became the first team in NBA history to blow that lead when the Cavs came back to win their first championship. "I got a promotion when I got to the 30s". "You see all these people come up to you like "I live in L.A. but I'm from Cleveland" or 'I'm from Columbus.' And all kind of people you didn't even know or expect living in L.A., living in Vegas, from OH", he said. Read More »

Kevin Durant gives Warriors edge in NBA Finals Game 1 win

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Kevin Durant can dunk. He dished off even when he could have slammed it home, and did it all on defense. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 1 (live stream online and score here) in the 2017 NBA Finals series. This NBA Finals is in uncharted territory. He had won the first battle with King James. Mike Brown planned to coach Game 1 of the NBA Finals as expected for the Golden State Warriors , with Steve Kerr likely watching again from behind the scenes as he deals with continued ... Read More »

Mets apologize after Mr. Met's obscene gesture at fans

Met . Mets reliever Jerry Blevins said he'd seen a lot during his long career, but never any mascot mayhem like this. That led some online to note that, technically , Mr. YANKEES 12, BLUE JAYS 2: CC Sabathia won his fourth consecutive start, Aaron Hicks had a career-high six RBI and Gary Sanchez homered twice for NY at Toronto. Read More »

Aldo vs. Holloway highlights UFC 212 and USFantasy will have wagering

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Bethe Correia. Champion Jose Aldo (26-2) will meet interim champ Max Holloway (20-3) to unify the titles in the main event of UFC 212 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . Against Aldo, the man considered one of the world's top pound-for-pound fighters, Holloway is considered the underdog. McGregor himself once lost in short order to a journeyman named Joe Duffy on the European regional circuits. Read More »

Ronaldo back to break new ground at Champions League final

The Italian side have conceded just three times in this season's competition - Monaco's consolation in the semi-final was the only goal they let in during the knock-out stage. In the last 10 games, Juventus have scored an average of 1,9 goals and have received an average of 0,8 goals . Juventus , under Massimiliano Allegri , has been a well-oiled machine throughout the competition with only three goals allowed in 12 matches. Read More »

NBA Finals, Game 1 - Cavs vs. Warriors

There's good news and bad news for the Cleveland Cavaliers following their 113-91 loss last night to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals . He said in a recent interview he was talking to his sons about it, "and [I said] it's just one of those things, especially in the NBA.it's like 'The Lion King.' It's just the circle of life". Read More »

Zverev stuns Djokovic to win Rome Masters

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While Agassi is unlikely to join Djokovic full time, the relationship could prove to be very fruitful for the Serbian's quest to win a 13th Grand Slam title. As for picking a wainner, I have to go with Djokovic. Thiem, beaten to the Madrid Masters title by Nadal last week, avenged his loss by dumping Spain's former seven-time Rome champion out in the quarters on Friday. Read More »

Juventus great Buffon still driven by fear

He made his debut in 1995 and is still active almost 22 years later whilst playing for Italy's best club. Winning the Champions League would be the icing on the cake for the Bianconeri and Merengues's seasons. Against Atletico, Ronaldo became the first player to with three career hat tricks in the Champions League knockout stage and tied Lionel Messi with his seventh treble in the competition overall. Read More »

Rihanna star of National Basketball Association finals opener

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This is the postseason, this is the series , right now, that could change a flawed perception for good, a Finals that presents Klay Thompson with a massive challenge and an opportunity just as big. Curry, Durant and Draymond Green are having excellent runs in the post season, both offensively and defensively and they are absolute favorites against Cleveland. Read More »

Hobbling Root fires England to easy win over Bangladesh

England will pick Jason Roy for their Champions Trophy opener against Bangladesh and for the remainder of the tournament too. "Dhoni has been playing as per the team s needs". The Pakistan Cricket Board revealed that Wahab had sustained the injury recently and as a precautionary measure, that portion of the knee had been bandaged. Read More »

Wenger admits future led to top-four failure

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Once again some fans inside the Emirates Stadium held up placards calling for Wenger to step down, as well as some criticising American majority shareholder Stan Kroenke. "Of course you want to avoid this drama", Wenger said. "He is not at fault if we did not reach the Champions League tonight", Wenger said. "Because for 20 years we were in it", Wenger told a press conference. Read More »

Golden State Warriors rout Cleveland in game one of National Basketball Association finals

Kevin Love grabbed 21 rebounds and scored 15 points, while Tristan Thompson was held scoreless and to four boards. Stephen Curry did his share by scoring 28 points with six 3-pointers and 10 assists as this sure-to-be thrilling trilogy began, a long-expected, spectacular grand finale envisioned ever since that July day Durant left Oklahoma City to join the loaded Warriors . Read More »

Agassi stars as Djokovic romps to second-round win

His ups and downs since that monumental triumph in holding the Grand Slam of tennis have been mostly outside perspectives with here and there a quote from the team. Thomaz Bellucci (61), from Brasil, defeated Dusan Lajovic (81), from Serbia, by 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 and 6-4. Mladenovic, who took three hours to beat Jennifer Brady in the first round, next plays defending champion Garbine Muguruza of Spain. Read More »

Wenger says Arsenal Cup triumph has no bearing on his future

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That change came ahead of a 2-1 win at Middlesbrough on April 17 and Arsenal would lose just one game with that formation, which Wenger stuck with for Saturday's final despite missing a number of key personnel. Conte heaped praise on his players for their dominance of the Premier League this season after a miserable 2015-16 campaign when Chelsea finished 10th. Read More »

Virat Kohli-led India have edge over Pakistan: Wriddhiman Saha

Both the teams have their strengths and weaknesses. However, a lot of credit for India's victory in the last edition could be given to the spin-friendly pitches the team played on. The former Pakistan captain also praised the Indian bowling attack which includes Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin. Alex Hales (95) was the dominant presence in a second-wicket stand of 159 which put England on course to outdo Tamim Iqbal (128) and Mushfiqur Rahim (79), and Root ... Read More »

FINALIST: Local girl advances in spelling bee

A sixth grader at Winston Churchill Middle School and a first-timer at the National Spelling Bee, Kumar considered herself an underdog among the 291 spellers. The finals are now being broadcast on ESPN 2. Tarsier was among a list of 400 study words sent to all spellers advancing to the national finals. Read More »

LeBron: Durant the difference between Cavs and Warriors

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The Warriors juggernaut matched the longest playoff win streak in National Basketball Association history at 13-0 and seized a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship series with game two Sunday at Oakland . Paul Flannery's excellent piece live from Oakland gets into just how incredibly Durant performed and what everyone - including LeBron - had to say about it. Read More »

Woakes' injury a cause of concern, says Morgan

Morgan, who was able to watch from the other end as Root completed his 10th ODI hundred, said: "Obviously Alex continued his form - Joe, unbelievable, as usual - and it was nice for me to get some runs as well". At 95 for twon in the 20th over, Mushfiqur and Tamim embarked upon what would be a 166-run third-wicket stand, a Bangladesh record for any wicket against England . Read More »

Curry, Durant power Warriors in Game 1

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Last year Golden State didn't have Kevin Durant . In order for Golden State to sign Durant to a maximum possible extension, the team would have to renounce its rights to 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala and fellow free agent Shaun Livingston to create room under the salary cap. Read More »

A look at the key duels in the Champions League final

The post UCL final: Can Juventus break Real Madrid jinx? appeared first on BusinessDay: News you can trust . Bale may miss the Champions League final at his home city Cardiff due to a ligament strain Playing in a Champions League final in his home city was beyond Gareth Bale's dreams as a youngster, but Saturday's Cardiff showpiece catches the Welshman at a career crossroads. Read More »

Penguins chase Pekka Rinne with third period outburst

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In Game 2 , the Penguins got great goaltending from Matt Murray and an excellent game from rookie Jake Guentzel , and so even though the Predators have been mostly fine for five of the six periods in this series , they'll still trail two games to none when the series shifts to Nashville on Saturday night. Read More »

England beat Bangladesh in Champions Trophy opener

Including the defending champions India , eight top ICC teams will participate in this 50-overs tournament . "Our batsmen are in form". 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 worldwide teams. Read More »

Nadal in Ruthless Streak, Djokovic Cruises

The 14-time major victor next faces Nikoloz Basilashvili for a place in round four after the Georgian matched his best ever run at a major. Defending champion Novak Djokovic has leveled his third-round match against Diego Schwartzman at the French Open by winning the second set 6-3. Read More »

Singh passes Langer for final-day lead at Senior PGA Championship

That reliable blueprint elevated Langer into a class by himself Sunday following a landmark victory at the Senior PGA Championship at Trump National in Sterling. Singh, meanwhile, had driven into the left rough and muscled the ball out and onto the green. Until the 12th hole of the final round there was no indication of the runaway but when Fred Funk blew his drive OB and made a triple, Langer put his foot down and from there it became one of the best iron-striking finishes of his career, ... Read More »