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Melissa McCarthy to Headline Christmas Comedy Margie Claus

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The musical will centre on Margie Claus . McCarthy, 46, was most recently seen in " Ghostbusters " and " The Boss ". Falcone and McCarthy will produce Margie Claus through their On the Day production label. Whether or not you happen to be interested Margie Claus or are a fan of Melissa McCarthy , she deserves credit for consistently making the effort to take her comedy to new places. Read More »

JR Smith Tweets, Then Deletes 'Cavs in 7'

The Warriors can reach that uncharted territory with a win on Friday. But really the chase is secondary. At least that is the public stance of Steve Kerr and many of his players. According to ESPN's Dave McMenamin, LeBron has just become the first player in National Basketball Association history to play in at least 20 Finals games with two different franchises. Read More »

Penguins on brink of Stanley Cup after blowout win

Or, the home team will win again and the Stanley Cup Final will have its first Game 7 since 2011. The outspoken National Hockey League on NBC analyst has gone after the Nashville Predators defenseman in the past, as recently as late April actually when he called Subban a "clown," and he was back at it Thursday night. Read More »

Brewers come from behind to drop Giants

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San Francisco will counter with right-hander Johnny Cueto , who is 5-5 with a 4.38 ERA. Jimmy worked three more innings, giving up two hits and a hit batter but no more runs. "I'm really happy with what the Brewers got back in that deal". Calixte's woes in the outfield continued later in the inning when he misjudged a line drive off the bat of Hernan Perez . Read More »

Dana White: 'Trust me, I'm running the Mayweather-McGregor deal'

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When asked to confirm if new UFC owners WME-IMG were indeed running the show, White was quick to dismiss that notion. "Who else would be running the Mayweather, McGregor deal than me?" Officials are aiming to hold a pay-per-view match between McGregor and Mayweather by this fall, according to the LA Times report. Read More »

David Warner says Cricket Australia video not helping team at Champions Trophy

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But on Tuesday night CA posted a video, recorded before the meetings, in which executive general manager and head negotiator Kevin Roberts picked holes in the ACA's pay proposal. When asked if the Root incident was the defining moment of his life and his career, Warner was unequivocal. Such is his growing maturity, he has been promoted to vice-captain of the Australia side, been a eloquent critic of Cricket Australia's plans to abandon the revenue-sharing model and earned the nickname "Rev" ... Read More »

Rain washes out Pakistan, Australia warm-up

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He feels the recent warm-up victories against New Zealand and Bangladesh will put India in good stead. It will be like a completion of cycle for Rohit, whose limited overs career was transformed by Mahendra Singh Dhoni's inspired decision to promote him up the order during India's successful Champions Trophy campaign in 2013. Read More »

Friday's NBA Finals Game 4 Betting Preview: Warriors at Cavaliers

Golden State won 118-113. Eastern in Cleveland , and given the storylines of LeBron James and the Cavaliers looking to stay alive and the Warriors one win away from history, more ratings records could fall. In his postgame interview, he used the word "liberating" to describe the shot, the moment. But you know when those NBA Finals come around, we're really going to need you to play big for us, ' " Green said. Read More »

French Open semifinals: Halep-Pliskova, Bacsinszky-Ostapenko

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Logic suggested the steady approach she adopted after losing the first-set tiebreak would get the job done for the experienced Swiss, not the white-knuckle rollercoaster tennis Ostapenko was playing. "I am going to enjoy it, but I will have (birthday celebration) plans after the tournament". At 40-0, one final forehand ripped crosscourt was met with an errant backhand reply and Ostapenko had sealed her spot in the semifinals against 30th seed Timea Bacsinszky . Read More »

Penguins up 2 in Cup chase

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It was Guentzel's 12th goal of the playoffs, which is the most of any American-born rookie in playoff history and just two behind Dino Ciccarelli's all-time rookie record of 14. That game is behind us. Heading into the Stanley Cup Final the Nashville Predators star netminder was 1-5-2 against the Penguins and his.880 save percentage and 3.57 goals-against when facing Pittsburgh shooters are far and away his worst numbers against any team in the league. Read More »

3-on-3 basketball added to 2020 Tokyo Olympic program

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According to FIBA, IOC's Executive Board arrived at the decision Friday and 64 athletes (32 men and 32 women) will see action in Japan three years from now. So canoeing is proposing to drop the C2 slalom and two sprint events to find room for three female races, rowing is scrapping the lightweight men's four for an open-weight women's event and shooting wants to swap the men's 50metre rifle prone, 50m pistol and double trap for three mixed team events . Read More »

Cosby trial nearing end as prosecutors use his words against him

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In Cosby's deposition from the civil case, he said he and Constand had a consensual sexual encounter prior to the night she says he assaulted her. "I don't hear her say anything, and I don't feel her say anything", he said in the deposition, "so I continue and I go into the area somewhere between permission and rejection". Read More »

Pittsburg crushes Nashville to take 3-2 lead

Teams are 38-16 at home in the Cup final since 2009. Everything that followed from that moment on was just window-dressing, preparation for Sunday's sixth game, when the Stanley Cup will be in the Bridgestone Arena, there for the taking if Pittsburgh can find a way to earn a road victory. Read More »

French Open 2017: Andy Murray's rants help him, says coach Ivan Lendl

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That result perhaps gave the Japanese player belief that he could repeat that result here, as put Murray on the backfoot from the get go. The 20-year-old from Latvia takes on Simona Halep, a runner-up here in 2014 and the No3 seed, in the final and said: "When I came here, of course I didn't expect I would be in the final. Read More »

Golden State Warriors eyeing 16-0

Two weeks ago we were comparing LeBron to Michael Jordan . We've seen a few All-Stars play together, even a couple Hall of Famers. James, who has expressed a desire to own a team one day, cited the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys in the 1990s as examples of teams that spent for success. Read More »

Was Andre Iguodala's 'The Strip' payback for 'The Block' by LeBron James?

Cleveland was led by James with 39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. The Golden State Warriors forward was hit with a technical foul after failing to get a call at the offensive end after posting up Kyrie Irving and getting called for one at the defensive end in an attempt to defend Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson in transition. Read More »

Preds Fall To Penguins, 6-0

By then, Nashville looked dazed, their minds obviously running through the hard task that awaits them now. Pittsburgh C Sidney Crosby reached 20 career points in Stanley Cup Final games, moving one ahead of Mario Lemieux for the club record. Read More »

Brilliant Nadal, Djokovic through to Q'final

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As if by stealth, Dominic Thiem moved into the quarter-finals of the French Open on Sunday with another quietly devastating performance. The two men's quarter-final matches due to be played at the French Open on Tuesday have been postponed until Wednesday after rain disrupted play at Roland Garros , organisers said . Read More »

WWDC 2017: Apple lifts curtain from new iPad, iMac, Macbook line up

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Siri can also be employed to play songs through the company's streaming service Apple Music. One more thing! Apple's dramatic anti-climax for this year's WWDC 2017 was its very own Siri-powered smart home speaker. Pricier than the Google Home at $129 and Amazon Echo at $180, but the speaker quality may justify the higher price. In addition, Cook said Apple , headquartered in Cupertino, Northern California, now has 16 million registered software developers worldwide ... Read More »

The End is Near: Who wins the NBA Finals?

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They thus became the first team in National Basketball Association history to win at least 65 games in three straight seasons. The Golden State Warriors face the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oa. Curry is averaging 28.6 points in the playoffs and looking like a different player now than heading into last year's NBA Finals after a knee injury earlier in the postseason. Read More »

Middlesbrough appoint Garry Monk as manager on three-year contract

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According to Sky Sports , the 38-year-old is set to be named as Middlesbrough manager today, succeeding Karanka following the Spaniard's dismissal after Boro were relegated from the Premier League last season. He carved out his reputation at Swansea , seamlessly stepping up from player to manager and despite Leeds missing out on the play-offs, his work at Elland Road also impressed Gibson. Read More »

England defeat New Zealand to reach semis

After two washouts Australia are in a must-win situation and all the pressure will be on them. "We now know we have qualified for the semi-finals, but we want to be going into a semi-final on the back of a win - and we'll be desperate to do that on Saturday". Read More »

Roland Garros to have new women's singles champion

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But Muguruza felt it went too far, saying: "I think the audience was really tough today". "I understand. I just think that they were a little bit, sometimes should be a little bit more respectful". Recent Roland Garros history is littered with false dawns for French players, a few moments of brilliance followed by disappointment as their title hopes fall short. Read More »