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NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors flex its muscles Game 1

Following the Game 1 loss, the Cavaliers plan to learn from their mistakes and turn their focus squarely on doing what is necessary to even up the best-of-seven series at 1-1 before returning to Cleveland for Game 3 next Wednesday night. They controlled virtually every aspect of Game 1, won more impressively than the 113-91 score suggests, although this is perhaps the right time to gently remind you the Warriors took the opener last summer by 15 points and then Game 2 by 33 and ultimately ... Read More »

Penguins beat Predators 4-1 to lead Stanley Cup Final 2-0

Rinne entered the game leading the playoffs in wins (12) and goals-against average (1.83) while posting a.934 save percentage. Pittsburgh was outshot throughout the first two rounds of the playoffs. With No. 1 defenceman Kris Letang gone midway through the season, they finished 14th in shots for and against at five-on-five; going into Game 2 Wednesday night, Pittsburgh had the second-lowest percentage of five-on-five shot attempts of any team in the playoffs at 46.9 per cent, which ... Read More »

Kevin Durant says he doesn't remember Rihanna staredown

Durant finished with 38 points, eight rebounds and eight assists - and zero turnovers. The Warriors' prized free agent signing did not disappoint in his first trip to the NBA Finals since 2012, consistently getting to the rim and often throwing down uncontested dunks. Read More »

Scripps National Spelling Bee 2017 Results: Winner, Finalists and Funny Moments

This was the 90th National Spelling Bee, an event celebrated on social media, shown on ESPN , and generally, something that serves as a true delight for even the most casual of word nerds. "I'm so happy right now", holding her trophy and surrounded by her brother and parents. By yesterday afternoon, just 15 spellers were still standing and went on to compete for the championship whose final rounds were broadcast live. Read More »

Boston Red Sox put LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) on disabled list

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Rodriguez missed Boston's first 51 games a year ago while on the disabled list with a right patella (kneecap) subluxation. The Orioles then tagged the left-hander for seven runs on eight hits - four of which were home runs - before he exited with two outs in the sixth inning of Boston's eventual 7-5 loss . Read More »

Coaching edge: Mike Brown's best move of NBA Finals Game 1

The negative narrative will always be Kevin Durant came to Golden State to join a slew of all-stars to help pave the way to his first National Basketball Association title. We've still got a long way to go to win this series". The Warriors' 113-91 dismantling of the Cavaliers showed exactly how unsafe they have become with Durant. Read More »

Players must gang up to weaken the Big Four: Wilander

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After Schwartzman broke for 6-5, Djokovic had four chances to force a tie-break but could not take any of them, the crowd feeding off the Argentinian's energy. Eventually in the semis, there may be Novak Djokovic , the defending champion, who has also overcome many of his own demons to sail through to the third round. Read More »

Australia (Aus) vs (NZ) New Zealand

After bowling out the Black Caps for 291 thanks to some excellent bowling from Josh Hazlewood , who took 6-52, Australia lost David Warner (18), Aaron Finch (8) and Moises Henriques (18). The redoubtable John Hastings did retain some control in the middle overs for his side, alongside the off spin of Travis Head and the experienced Victorian seamer ended the unsafe innings of Luke Ronchi for 65 off 43 balls. Read More »

Morgan: Roy to remain our go-to opener

Steven Finn , who was called up for the final ODI against Lord's and is now playing for the England Lions in their one-day series against South Africa A, is most likely to get the call-up but Stuart Broad , who has been in good white-ball form for Nottinghamshire, may also be considered. Read More »

Charles Oakley: Trial date set for Charles Oakley

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Trial was set for August 4 by judge Joanne Watters. Spiro used a similar method in that case, turning down a deal from prosecutors to go to trial, and Sefolosha was found not guilty on all charges. Oakley contends his removal from the arena stems from owner James Dolan's long-standing feud with him, claiming Dolan wanted him out for personal reasons rather than a tussle with Garden security. Read More »

Durant, Warriors draw first blood in NBA Finals series

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Kevin Durant put forth an outstanding overall performance to lead the Warriors with 38 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Golden State tied the all-time record for fewest turnovers in an NBA Finals game with only four. LeBron James had 13 points and five rebounds in the quarter for Cleveland, playing all 12 minutes. The Warriors entered with an average point differential in the playoffs of plus-16.3, an National Basketball Association record. Read More »

Huddersfield stars hit back at Holloway

After what they did in the semi-final, I thought the circumstances wouldn't be a problem. "I am happy for everyone who has helped us make this big, big achievement, and especially for the chairman who has backed almost all of my ideas - even when they seemed ridiculous", added the 45-year-old. Read More »

Stephen Appiah is optimistic about Juventus winning Champions League

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The match will be played at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff , Wales, and for Stephen Appiah, he would have been present to witness the historic finals if not for his Black Stars duties. "How I see Saturday night going?" Will Real Madrid make it back-to-back triumphs? Cristiano Ronaldo , who has struck ten times so far in this edition, has the chance on Saturday to leapfrog Lionel Messi's 11-goal tally and finish top of the scoring charts. Read More »

Real Madrid win LaLiga 2016/2017

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Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique admitted that inconsistency over the season cost them the title. Pique was an obvious target as he has a history of acrimony with Real and does not enjoy a good relationship with the Santiago Bernabeu faithful, per Joaquin Maroto of AS. Read More »

LeBron James: 'Got to figure out how to combat' Kevin Durant, Warriors

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It's the dunks and layups that spring naturally from that long-range threat. Maybe the signature moment came late in the third quarter, when the Warriors were protecting their big lead. Whatever got said in the Golden State locker room at halftime worked. "Don't get into that trap, man", Curry said, sitting next to Durant on the podium. Read More »

Djokovic, Muguzura, Nadal in action at French Open

Muguruza has won six of her last seven matches on clay court. The fifth-seeded Canadian hit 25 aces on his way to a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 victory, with four coming in his final love service game. Muguruza was troubled by Putintseva in the first set but raised her game in the second and got the job done in convincing fashion. - France's Kristina Mladenovic pulled off a spectacular recovery from 5-2 down in the third set to book a fourth round spot with a 7-5 4-6 8-6 win over American ... Read More »

Golden State Warriors dominate Cleveland Cavaliers 113-91

After the game , Durant and Stephen Curry had a fantastic reaction when asked about the "beef". He was a solid 10-for-18 in he first half, finishing up 14-for-26 for 38 points along with eight assists and eight rebounds. Despite all his positive qualities, Durant's decision to leave Oklahoma City for the already powerful Warriors raises questions about the spirit of competition and lowers the public's general opinion of Durant. Read More »

Djokovic enters 3rd round of French Open

Djokovic was untroubled by his 59th-ranked opponent from Portugal . "No, no, no, thank goodness, I don't feel anything on the wrist since long time ago", Nadal said as quoted by Tennis World USA . Be sure to join The Roar for live scores of this third round match at the French Open from around 8:30pm (AEST) or at the completion of Garbine Muguruza and Yulia Putintseva on the centre court and don't forget to add a comment below. Read More »

Payne out of Lions opener

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Jared Payne was selected on the bench on the return to his home stadium, but last night he was withdrawn due to a calf injury and replaced with England's Elliot Daly. This tour, however, the Lions asked for games exclusively against the professional Super Rugby teams to prepare for the three-test series and a match against the Maori All Blacks - which is shaping as an unofficial fourth test. Read More »

Kevin Durant downplays apparent 'stare down' with Rihanna

The best player in the opening game of the Finals was Kevin Durant is one of the few players on the court, do not yet have a championship ring. But not even sideline assistance from Rihanna could save the game for the Cleveland Cavaliers- the Golden State Warriors won 113-91. Read More »

State grants WR transfer request, Snyder apologizes

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FILE - In this September 24, 2016, file photo, Kansas State wide receiver Corey Sutton (12) is tackled by Missouri State cornerback Matt Rush during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Manhattan, Kan . Snyder says he is following his long-held policies. Robinett also found a quote from Snyder via WHB 810 AM in which he defended the decision to block the release. Read More »

Knights want to stockpile draft picks

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Would it be worth shedding one of the aforementioned players along with the Wings ninth overall pack in this year's NHL Draft , just to dump their contract? If a player has a No Movement clause in his contract, the team must protect him or convince him to waive the clause. Read More »

Kevin Durant claims he doesn't remember Rihanna staredown

The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland . "When he's going, he makes their team a lot better", Green said, "so it is my job to try to take him out of the game". A month later, Steph was stepping back again as the Warriors welcomed Kevin Durant to their star-studded roster. Durant stood out not just with his offense, hitting 14-of-26 shots and nailing three 3-pointers; his defense was terrific. Read More »

Curry, Durant help Warriors rout Cavs in Game 1

Golden State has 42 points in the paint, so if they continue to dominate the offensive glass and they'll coast to an easy Game 1 win and 1-0 series lead. "What happened in the past in my mind doesn't really count now unless we go out and finish the deal", he said. On the eve of the Cavaliers and Warriors meeting for the third straight year, police said James' mansion in Los Angeles was vandalized in the morning with a racial slur spray painted onto the front gate. Read More »

5 keys to beating the Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals

Durant - an eight-time All-Star - took the Warriors to another level in game one at Oracle Arena following a performance that also included eight rebounds, eight assists and an apparent stare down of pop star Rihanna . The Warriors are f***ing good , Kevin Durant is incredible, and if the Cavaliers don't figure a few things out very quickly, this might be a very short series . Read More »