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0-2 Cavs ignoring last year's comeback


Before tipoff, Lue met Kerr as he walked out of the home team's tunnel, and was the first man on the court to welcome him back. The Warriors , who welcomed back coach Steve Kerr after he missed 11 games with health issues following 2015 back surgery, grabbed a 2-0 edge in the best-of-seven series, which shifts to Cleveland for games three and four on Thursday and Saturday. Read More »

It's misery for defending champion Garbine Muguruza

Heading into this French Open , many figured the women's draw was wide open, because of the absences of Williams' sister, Serena, and Maria Sharapova . "You make me cry". " I think she speaks like 25 languages, I heard, so ..." Japan's Kei Nishikori fought off a fierce five-set challenge from rising South Korean talent Hyeon Chung to clinch a place in the last 16 with a 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 0-6, 6-4 victory. Read More »

Halep, Svitolina advance to French Open quarters


Halep almost didn't make the semifinals, as she found herself down a set and staring at a 5-1 deficit in the second against Svitolina . Halep revealed that her highly respected coach and television analyst Darren Cahill - formerly in the corners of Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt - stopped traveling with her following a tough loss to Johanna Konta in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open in March. Read More »

'I'm fully fit to play as a batsman' - Mathews

He understands what the team demands. Thursday's game at The Oval is a must win one for Sri Lanka and Mathews underlined that it will be a tough game against a well balanced Indian side. "He (Ashwin) told me 'I support you whatever you want to do.' That's always been our equation", Kohli said on the eve of the match against Sri Lanka . Read More »

Stanley Cup finals: Rinne huge, Preds tie series

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, stops a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14) during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday, June 5, 2017, in Nashvill. Read More »

LeBron James, Kevin Durant Recorded a Hip-Hop Song During 2011 Lockout


Durant has faced much less backlash for his move than James did, and the Warriors star hopes more players become comfortable following the path he and James have walked and choose not to listen to the outside noise. Golden State equaled its four turnovers from Game 1 in the initial 5:12. Shumpert reportedly needed an IV for cramping after logging 22 minutes in Game 2, but if the Cavs don't find more defensive counters against the Warriors, their entire postseason will cramp up. Read More »

Red Sox announcer Remy says Tanaka shouldn't get translator

Kimbrel posted his 17th save in 18 chances. The reigning AL Cy Young Award victor has thrown at least six innings in each of his last 18 road starts, the longest active streak in the majors. Boston right fielder Mookie Betts robbed Carter of another home run in the sixth, leaping and getting his glove above the 8-foot wall for a sparkling catch. Read More »

Red Sox announcer Remy apologizes for no-translator remarks

Justin Smoak added a two-out drive to center for his second homer of the game. The Yanks (33-23) provided Sabathia (7-2) with all the offense he'd need over the third and fourth innings. Sabathia allowed a run on five hits over 6 1/3 innings, striking out seven, in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays. "It's execution of pitches", Porcello said. Read More »

Stanley Cup Finals Is Now Tied After Nashville Win Over Pittsburgh

Frederick Gaudreau has scored on a wraparound, giving the Nashville Predators a 2-1 lead early in the second period against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan isn't concerned about Murray. Gaudreau never made much of an impact in the junior ranks but has made a quick impression on the game's biggest stage and Predators coach Peter Laviolette said the player deserves all the credit. Read More »

Del Petro hails `smart` Murray, says he is `real No. 1`

After searching for consistency in his opening two matches, Murray found something approaching his best form to win the most anticipated match of the first week. Fourth round: No. 13 Kristina Mladenovic beat No. 4 Garbine Muguruza, No. 11 Caroline Wozniacki beat No. 8 Svetlana Kuznetsova, No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky beat No. Read More »

Murray into semi-finals after taming Nishikori

Murray, who lost against Djokovic in the Roland Garros final previous year, won 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-0), 6-1 in 2hr 39min to book a place in the semi-finals on Friday against Stan Wawrinka , who breezed past Marin Cilic in 1hr 40min. He had chances beginning of the second, as well. "Once I found a bit of rhythm I started to control things a little bit more". "It was tricky out there". Read More »

Predators look to tie up series with Penguins in Game 4

With the exception of the Sydney Crosby breakaway goal, the only score by Pittsburgh on the night, Pekke made superhuman saves tonight and looked to back on his most stellar form. The NHL went from six to twelve teams, starting (in the 1967-68 season) what many consider to be the modern era of the league. You can tell me all about some kind of lift that Fleury might give the Penguins if Sullivan marches him out there for Game 5, how it will give this bunch a much-needed jolt after ... Read More »

State of Origin: Queensland v New South Wales preview

Pressure: Maroons five-eighth Anthony Milford must stay focused in game one. However, the sport's dominance has slipped somewhat, with ratings slightly down on last season's record-breaking Game One. Daley does not want his players to dwell on negatives though, saying they need the mental strength to be able to roll with the punches tonight. The win at the MCG, however, had nothing on Wednesday night's flogging. Read More »

John Terry 'couldn't care less about criticism' of Chelsea farewell


The Blues' 5-1 win over Sunderland , a game which Terry started, signalled the final time the defender would walk onto Stamford Bridge as a Chelsea player. "When I went out to play last Monday night against Middlesbrough, the smell of the grass where it had rained, all of those things you take for granted are the things you are going to miss". Read More »

Benintendi hits two homers as Red Sox earn split in Baltimore

Benintendi then gave the team some breathing room with another homer in the seventh, and added even more insurance with an RBI single in the ninth. Boston's Mitch Moreland returns to third as Orioles third baseman Manny Machado can not stop catcher Francisco Pena's errant pickoff throw that allowed two runners to score in the sixth inning. Read More »

Tired talk: LeBron dunks idea he's worn out guarding Durant


With the success Kevin Durant has had - he has scored 71 points in two games, James has drawn that defensive assignment. "I'm pretty good, I would think". James did not attempt a single drive in the second half and finished the third and fourth quarters with three transition baskets and four points in the paint. Read More »

Lightning halts play with Dufner poised for win at Memorial


Dufner lost a five-shot lead Saturday. However, it hardly mattered Sunday as Dufner captured the Memorial Tournament with a bogey-free back nine to cap off a final-round 4-under 68. The tournament was also delayed 1 hour, 17 minutes due to a storm passing through earlier in the round. This happened after warm, sunny skies for the first three rounds and a similar forecast for Sunday. Read More »

Warne hits out at link to India coach role


Currenly, the BCCI and Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators are in the process of finding new head coach for Team India after speculations about a rift between Kohli and Anil Kumble are making rounds. There are about a billion-plus people supporting the Indian cricket team. However many in BCCI feel that Sehwag, who is also a social media sensation, may demand an astronomical salary and then Moody, who gave a good presentation last time also, could come into the fray. Read More »

Venus Williams exits French Open after Bacsinszky defeat

For Williams, the good news is that she won't have to wait long for her favorite major event. The 31-year-old Nadal is chasing his 15th grand slam title and first since 2014 - when he won at Roland Garros . "I'm very happy that I could win three matches here and hopefully I will keep it going". He lost to Frenchman Yannick Noah at Roland Garros in 1983, and beat Frenchman Henri Leconte in 1988. Read More »

Jimmy Garoppolo unlikely to sign extension with Pats


Those six quarters were special as the young gunslinger tossed for four touchdowns and over 500 yards while completing 68.3 percent of his passes. "It's always important whenever I get a little setback like that that happened, just get back to where I need to be and I feel like I am, doing everything out here, and competing". Read More »

Mariners Noon Number: Big fourth inning leads to rout of Twins


The Twins, who managed just one walk through the first three innings, cut it to 5-2 in the fourth. "They're both anxious to get in there and see where they're at on their rehab", Seattle manager Scott Servais said before Tuesday's game. Hernandez will make a rehab start Tuesday for the Tacoma Rainiers as he recovers from right shoulder inflammation, while Iwakuma threw two simulated innings on Saturday as he continues his rehab from shoulder soreness. Read More »

Streaking Cubs pull away from Marlins for 10-2 win


When Willson Contreras reached on a fielding error by shortstop J.T. Riddle - another missed opportunity to end the inning - and Jason Heyward doubled to right-center, Locke's second outing as a Marlin was over. Nevertheless, it was a good debut for the 29-year-old, who missed the first two months of the season with biceps tendonitis. "Just trying to get him a better pitch", Maddon said. Read More »