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Finals giving Kevin Durant a chance to prove he's NBA's best player

And the Warriors point to Game 3 as the initial turning point. The Warriors know how bad it can be because a year ago they were in precisely the same place, up 2-0 and on the road, and were blown out in Game 3 . Curry, victor of the last two MVP awards, is fully healthy after struggling through last year's Finals. Sportsbook TopBet has shifted the odds on the NBA Finals, with the Warriors now enjoying a prosperous cushion. Read More »

Durant rallies Warriors to bring title within reach

While he averages 18.5 ppg with 8.5 rpg and 7.0 apg with 65 percent from the field in the first half, the second half is an entirely different story. I also agree with ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy' s assessment during Game 2, that the high level of ballhandling, passing and shot-making exhibited in this series so far has been unparalleled. Read More »

LeBron James shuts down that 'tired LeBron' storyline

The best-of-seven finals have witnessed two matches, and it is the brilliance of Warriors, which have stood tall. "We got to protect home". To me it's a miracle that it's even a possibility. Yet he's a minus-33. Once he got serious, Curry was all praise for his co-Warriors star. "You win two games at home, you haven't really done anything yet", Kerr said. Read More »

Pepe set for Real Madrid exit


One of the Real Madrid's core principles is equal treatment of players, not only when it comes to contracts, but also when it comes to match tickets, special seats, locker room and many other aspects of their life in Real Madrid . "If I signed for Madrid , it is to play there someday, but I am not in a rush or anxious, the important thing is to play well and wait for the chance. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Yuvraj Singh Deflated Pakistan, Says Virat Kohli


Ravindra Jadeja's run out: Though Pakistan had lost three wickets for 91 runs, yet the match could still have gone either way when Shoaib Malik was at the crease. On resumption, Sharma brought the 50-run stand with Dhawan with a boundary and with a six over deep-midwicket, he also brought his own fifty off 71 deliveries. Read More »

England beat Italy to reach first Under-20 World Cup final


What time does England U20 v Italy U20 start? "It will definitely be a tough game but if we can bring our best performance to the party, we will be just fine". "It's what we've come here to do, get to the World Cup Final and hopefully we can go on to win it now, but I'm just buzzing at the moment". Manager Simpson had told BBC Sport before the match that reaching the final would be "massive" and their approach and style of play is "changing everyone's perception of English ... Read More »

Why Wenger Was Not Sacked - Arsenal CEO, Gazidis


Henry who is not surprised by the contract extension, believes "only time will tell" whether the decision is right or not. Arsenal majority owner Stan Kroenke said: "Our ambition is to win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe". Read More »

Spartan football players arraigned in sexual assault case


Vance was also charged with third-degree sexual assault. Arrest warrants signed by an Ingham County judge name Donnie Corley Jr ., Demetric Vance and Josh King . Corley and Vance initially denied having any sexual contact with anyone while at the party, police said, but later said they'd received oral sex from a woman in the bathroom. Read More »

Sarfraz hilarious reply to reporter after Pakistan victory


After the spinners did the initial damage, paceman Hasan Ali took three for 24 in eight overs. And when fast bowler Morne Morkel took two wickets in three balls, Pakistan were faltering at 41 for two under the Edgbaston floodlights. "I haven't seen him go out for a nought too many times in his career". It is not known if ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson witnessed the rain-truncated match between Pakistan and his country, South Africa . Read More »

New York Giants sign DT Corbin Bryant


Bryant, a former standout at Northwestern, entered the National Football League as a rookie free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011. The Giants waived center Khaled Holmes to clear space on the roster for Bryant. He had 73 total tackles and 2.5 sacks in those three seasons. He played eight games at nose tackle last season, recording 11 total tackles before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury against the Patriots on October 30. Read More »

Manchester United return to top of football rich list


Pepe has made 334 appearances for Madrid since his £25.5 million move from Porto in 2007, but has fallen out of favour under Zidane, with Raphael Varane and Nacho preferred. Pepe's contract with Madrid expires on June 30. He has been linked to Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan, and said he had at least one suitor "from England". Read More »

Iran slams Trumps's message over Tehran terror attacks


A statement published by the Guards said: This terrorist attack happened only a week after the meeting between the U.S. president ( Donald Trump ) and the (Saudi) backward leaders who support terrorists. Iranian security officials counter that it is their regional rival Saudi Arabia - a close United States ally - that is responsible for funding and spreading the extremism that underpins IS. Read More »

Warriors set to make their claim as NBA's best ever

Fantasy Impact Durant has been a monster in these first three games of the NBA Finals . These aptly named Warriors spent the last two months building big leads, then Wednesday wiped out a late deficit. "He was their closer tonight, for sure", Cavs guard Kyrie Irving conceded after a game the needed to win to give this series at least semblance of legit competition. Read More »

Murray sweeps past Klizan in Paris

The victory set up a clash with former US Open champion Del Potro, who is still working his way back up the rankings after wrist problems that nearly ended his career. "I expected it to be very tough", Murray said afterwards. I can imagine what you are feeling. "I wish a good recovery to Nico". "And sometimes the heart is first, (before) the tennis match or the tennis life". Read More »

Thiem stuns Djokovic, sets date with Nadal in French Open semis


Serbia's Novak Djokovic falls as he plays Austria's Dominic Thiem during their quarterfinal match the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Paris . In the other half of the draw it was business as usual for Swiss star and 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka as he continued his dominance of Croatian Marin Cilic . Read More »

Wawrinka reaches semifinals of French Open

Djokovic entered the day having dominated all five previous matches against Thiem, including in the French Open semifinals a year ago. While Thiem's part in Djokovic's downfall should not be overlooked, it was the Serbian world number two's astonishing collapse that was the talk of Roland Garros . Read More »

Alun Wyn to captain Lions against Crusaders


Captain Kieran Read and his fellow loose forwards Liam Squire and Jerome Kaino, who are all also recovering from injury, were all also included with Coles, who has barely played this season because of knee, calf injuries and concussion symptoms. Read More »

LeBron's best not good enough in crushing loss to Warriors

Previous year the Cavaliers became the first team to win a title after trailing the Finals 3-1 when they beat the Warriors 93-89 in the deciding game. They're one victory away from a clean sweep of these playoffs, 16 wins without a postseason loss - a feat unmatched in professional sports. And they both had plays in the final minute that will be remembered for not going their way. Read More »

Djokovic, Nadal Start Solid; American Nightmare at French Open


Reigning women's champion Garbine Muguruza began her Roland Garros defence with a straight-sets triumph over 2010 victor Francesca Schiavone. The fourth seed is to meet Estonia's Anett Kontaveit for a place in round 3. Men's 1st rd: Jiri Vesely (Cze) bt Jack Sock (USA) 7-5 7-5 6-3 Milos Raonic (Can) bt Steve Darcis (Bel) 6-3 6-4 6-2, David Goffin (Bel) bt Paul-Henri Mathieu (Fra) 6-2 6-2 6-2, Marin Cilic (Cro) bt Ernests Gulbis (Lat) 6-3 6-3 6-3, Simone Bolelli (Ita) bt Nicolas Mahut (Fra) ... Read More »

Pepe confirms Madrid exit, but PSG deal not done yet


The 34-year-old Portuguese has made 334 appearances while helping Real to three LaLiga titles and three Champions League crowns, but it appears his spell in the Spanish capital is coming to a muted end. Pepe, however, insisted that he is yet to agree to a deal with the Paris-based club. However, his career at Madrid was overshadowed by a shocking incident in 2009 when he kicked Getafe's Javier Casquero twice as he lay prone on the ground, for which Pepe was handed a 10-game ban. Read More »