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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw gets 2000th career strikeout


It was just the start of a night full of whiffs, especially for the Brewers. Their pitchers set a franchise record with 26 strikeouts, breaking the previous mark of 22 set on August 8, 1972 in a 19-inning loss to Cincinnati. "Both sides pitched outstanding". McCarthy gave up seven hits and two runs, walking one and striking out six. RHP Brandon McCarthy lasted only four innings Thursday before being pinch hit for after manager Dave Roberts discovered he had a blister. Read More »

Curry urged teammates to just be themselves vs Cavs

James finished with 28 points, 15 rebounds, and eight assists. Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) and forward Kevin Durant (35) react after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland , Calif., Thursday, June 1 , 2017. Read More »

Mourinho: What I Told Fergie After Europa League Win


Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says the club's executive vice-chairman knows the players he wants to bring in during the summer transfer window. "There are lots of offers on the table, both in England and overseas, and that is what I have to decide on", Rooney told The Guardian . 'I don't care about football for a month. Read More »

Romero homers to lead Oklahoma past Washington 3-1 in WCWS


On Thursday, Florida opened with an 8-0 victory over Texas A&M. Romero's blast pushed the lead to 3-0. Defending national champion No. 10 Oklahoma is back in the Women's College World Series semifinals thanks to a 3-1 win over No. Ali Aguilar's solo homer in the sixth put Washington on the scoreboard. Taran Alvelo got the start for Washington and had six quality innings, but a couple of defensive gaffes made the difference. Read More »

Best Memes of Durant & the Warriors Destroying LeBron James & the Cavs

The NBA Finals aren't even close to over. If this year is anything like last year, we could be in for a classic. Sure, Durant scored 38 points, shot 14 of 26 and his six dunks reminded us all just how bad the Cavaliers' defense was late in the season, but this is why the Warriors will be so hard to beat. Read More »

Bosh, Miami Heat reach agreement to part ways


According to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel , the Miami Heat will waive Bosh. He has not played since February 2016. The new CBA, which takes effect July 1, has new policies for evaluating player health, partially because of Bosh's situation. Read More »

Optimistic Bangladesh must step up to challenge favourites England

On the very next ball, Mushfiqur Rahim got out as he was caught by Hales after scoring 79 runs however Plunkett missed his hat-trick while not been able to put the ball in the right path while bowling to Shakib. 5 Centuries for Tamim in 28 ODI innings since World Cup 2015. Jonny Bairstow emerged as a feasible replacement thanks to his three half-centuries in his last four ODI opportunities - as well as the 174 he made for Yorkshire against Durham at the start of this month, which proved he ... Read More »

Rihanna star of NBA finals opener

And there is no doubt he would have been eager to go against the team that jettisoned him to the Mavericks to make room for Durant. "There's no way you're going to win a game with 20 turnovers against this team and on the road". Then Durant hit a three-pointer in the fourth quarter to give the Warriors a 105-84 lead and proceeded to stare down the Queen Bee, according to USA Today . Read More »

Matt Murray to start Game 4 for the Penguins

The Murray-Fleury decision was a "very difficult" one to make, Sullivan said, but "it's a good hard decision to have because we have two guys that are as capable as they are, and both of these guys have helped this team win all year long, and they're both high quality people and they're high quality goaltenders". Read More »

David Wagner ready to seek Jurgen Klopp's advice on the Premier League

The game went to penalties after the match ended 0-0 after extra-time with the Terriers grabbing their place in the elite 4-3 on penalties. Liam Moore and Jordan Obita , two of Reading's best performers this season, missed their penalties before Huddersfield's Christopher Schindler slotted in the winning spot-kick. Read More »

Jackson to play pre-Game 3 concert in Nashville


The game was tied at 1 at the start of the third period when Guentzel jumped on a rebound to put Pittsburgh ahead. A shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel settles in the goal behind Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne during the third period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Pittsburgh . Read More »

Heyward drives in two as Cubs edge Cardinals


The Cubs presented him with his World Series ring in a pregame ceremony that included a standing ovation, but Fowler quickly reminded Chicago faithful that his current allegiance lies elsewhere. Stephen Piscotty had trouble with the ball in the afternoon sun, and it landed on the warning track in front of the wall for an RBI double. The St. Read More »

Woakes injury a concern for England, says Morgan

His unbeaten 133 off 129 balls ensured the hosts never felt the pressure of the chase, and showed why England are the bookmakers' favourite to clinch their first 50-over world title. Just as he did before the tournament, though, Morgan supported Roy resolutely. Morgan said: "Roy will definitely play". "It was quite smart, bowling a slow ball, and fearless. Read More »

Johnson seeks paternal inspiration against high-flying Thiem


The established Mathieu celebrated like he had won a major when he did make the main draw. This is a time when Steve Johnson's countrymen should pick up the slack and pick up some wins at the French Open. The last point summed up the paradox in emotions. Coric repeatedly smashed his racket into the clay after bowing out and later apologized, saying: "I was on the court for four hours". Read More »

LeBron James' Cavaliers embracing underdog status in NBA Finals rematch with Warriors

The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 42.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. It is the NBA Finals and the Warriors are set to go against their fiercest rivals, the Cleveland Cavaliers . Cleveland will have to slow down a team that has been clobbering teams by 16.3 points per game in the postseason. They were underdogs in that series as well, and ended up winning. Read More »

Paratore, Orrin share the lead at Nordea Masters


Fitzpatrick carded pars on his first ten holes before successive birdies saw him climb the leaderboard. Orrin, who secured a rookie season on the European Tour via the qualifying school, had shared the overnight lead with Paratore but the 23-year-old could only add a 73 to his opening 68. Read More »

Thierry Henry: 'Everyone at Arsenal is waiting for Premier League title'


But now that Wenger has agreed extended terms, the four-time English top-flight champion is anxious, suggesting the 67-year-old does not have a life outside of football . "Arsène is the best person to help us make that happen". "We went down that road with [Cesc] Fabregas and [Gael] Clichy and [Samir] Nasri - great players who left because they got more money at other clubs". Read More »

Pogba enjoys 'new dab' while in Mecca


He also sent a tweet wishing everyone a "happy Ramazan". "Ramadan Kareem bon Ramadan #makkah #blessed ", Pogba, 24, wrote on his Twitter account where he posted a selfie of himself in front of the throng surrounding the Kaaba . "We played for the people who died", Pogba told BT Sport after the triumph. Pogba became the most expensive footballer in history last summer, after Manchester United paid Juventus a reported £89m ($114m) fee. Read More »

Kyle Busch wins pole for Cup race at Dover


Kenseth finished fourth at Bristol earlier this year and he should come into Dover confident of a strong race. Truex has been dominant for most of the season. It was a decision not easily reached and a day he said was "bittersweet", but one that he indicated brought a certain degree of peace. Kyle Busch said the disappointment of not winning the NASCAR Cup race Sunday got the best of him by the time he reached the media center for interviews following his second-place finish. Read More »

Djokovic and Nadal win first up at Roland Garros

There was more Spanish success as nine-time victor Rafael Nadal began well in his quest for a first major title since his last French Open victory in 2014. "Schiavone can be a very tricky player", Muguruza said. For her, the 2010 champion and 2011 runner-up Schiavone had many unbelievable moments. Should he achieve his dream of a "decima" the 30-year-old would become the first man to win 10 titles at any single grand slam event. Read More »

Golden State Warriors must avoid complacency before Finals begin


The Warriors became the first team in league history to open the playoffs 12-0, which gets them a week of rest before their third straight NBA Finals appearance. "You were better than us.' It's the easiest thing to do". On Sunday, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich addressed the media and said he does not expect Leonard to play for Game 4. Read More »

Police say Tiger Woods' car showed fresh damage


Woods was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Jupiter, Florida at about 3 a.m. Monday morning and taken to the Palm Beach County jail, Jupiter Police spokeswoman Kristin Rightler said. I don't know what's going to happen [now]. Jupiter police say they will release dash cam footage of the arrest later today. The affidavit said Woods failed a sobriety test on the side of the road because he could not keep his balance or follow instructions. Read More »