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NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from a year ago

They moved to the brink of that with a 118-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The heartache, as much as the addition of star forward Durant, has made the Warriors all the more stronger now, even in snatching defeat from victory's jaws previous year. Read More »

Rafael Nadal frustrated by time violation in French Open win

It was the first third-round meeting between two Asian players at Roland Garros , with 2014 US Open finalist Nishikori going on to play Fernando Verdasco for a place in the quarter-finals. STAT OF THE DAY: Sam Stosur's 2-6 6-2 6-4 fourth-round loss to Latvian Jelena Ostapenko also ended her record 452-week reign as Australia's queen of the court, with Daria Gavrilova to become the country's new No.1 after the Open. Read More »

Sidney Crosby repeatedly bounces PK Subban's head off ice

That's now how they got to the cusp off back-to-back titles. 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 »

How to Watch NBA Finals Game 3 Golden State vs

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Hindsight is 20/20. It's easy to say now what the 2015-16 Warriors should have done, but all they have is what's in front of them. After Golden State went up, Irving missed a 3 from his favorite spot on the right side and the Warriors closed it out with four free throws in the final 12.9 seconds before celebrating briefly on the floor and then charging down the hallway to their locker room. Read More »

Unseeded Ostapenko Beats Bacsinszky to Reach Final

Ostapenko celebrated her 20th birthday by crushing Bacsinszky's hopes with a nerve-jangling 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 6-3 victory, which included a total of 16 breaks of serve on a sweltering Court Philippe-Chatrier. She tried hitting deeper. "If I could be only disappointed on one aspect of the match it's some opportunities I had in the first set", Bacsinszky said. Read More »

Trump lawyer rejects Comey testimony, suggests prosecution

Comey earlier testified he believed Trump directed him to drop an FBI probe into the Republican president's former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of the Russian Federation investigation. Mueller will have to dig into internal White House communications (emails, texts, meetings) about what Trump knew about the Flynn investigation, when he knew it, and what he was saying about it to those in his orbit. Read More »

Golden State Warriors chasing post-season perfection in NBA Finals

Such is why when James eclipsed Jordan's record of 5987 postseason points, he said the "biggest thing" for him was that he did it by being himself. "Is it fair? I don't care". The Cavs put on a courageous face Thursday, a day after giving the Warriors their absolute best shot in every way but still lost, 118-113, in Game 3. Read More »

Alvaro Morata uncertain as Gareth Bale stays put

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United also need somebody to replace the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic after it was reported that he would be leaving Old Trafford . Morata has agreed terms on a blockbuster summer switch, however United are still to agree a fee with the Spanish giants. Read More »

Scooter Gennett Makes Cincinnati Reds History Tuesday

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The record performance came at the right time and in the right place for Gennett, 27, who was born in Cincinnati and joined the Reds after spring training, when he was put on waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers . A 12-year-old named Zach waved his glove triumphantly from the stands of Great American Ball Park as he caught Gennett's fourth homer against the St. Read More »

LeBron James not faulting Golden State Warriors for building super team

Ideal as in not turning the ball over. However the Cavaliers shot 60.9% on two-point field goals, which forced the Warriors' defense to collapse in the paint on numerous occasions, often leaving a weak-side shooter wide open. The Warriors, who are up 3-0 on the Cavs in the Finals and about to win their second championship in three seasons, are in the early stages of a potential dynasty with the prospects of winning more championships in the next few seasons. Read More »

Penguins crush Predators to lead series

Crosby finished the night with three assists and a plus-2; Subban had no points and was minus-2. Six different players scored goals in the Penguins' rout of the Nashville Predators Thursday night in Pittsburgh. We just have to do a better job in front of him. The last time we checked, the Nashville Predators did not have a Sidney Crosby in their lineup. "The real hockey starts now", Subban said. Read More »

Wawrinka stuns Murray, oldest French Open finalist in 44 years

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However, Wawrinka quickly hit back, breaking first again for 4-3 in the second set and again in the ninth game to level the semi-final, running around a second serve to bury a forehand victor. He broke Murray again to go up 3-0, held serve again, and held a dominant 4-0 lead in the match. Though Murray started well, clinching a tight first set in the tie-breaker, Wawrinka, a two-time champions here, hit back in the second. Read More »

Felt like a club batter in front of Yuvraj: Kohli

India with their game on Sunday told everyone that it will not be an easy task to defeat them and surely, Sri Lanka will not make mistake of underestimating the Indian team. PCB said Wahab suffered ankle injury while bowling in the match against India on Sunday, which Pakistan lost by a big 124 run margin. "Honestly, I don't think I have any pressure because I have been playing regularly. Read More »

Proteas Win Toss, To Bat

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An unchanged South Africa will look to extend the pain India's batsmen applied to Paksitan's bowling unit at the same venue on the weekend, and bank on their bowling attack that includes the twop two ranked ODI bowlers in world cricket to do the damage under lights against a Pakistan side featuring two changes. Read More »

15 new events to be part of Tokyo Olympics 2020

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Olympics chiefs have given the go-ahead for mixed relays in 4x400m athletics, 4x100m swimming and the triathlon - a move which is likely to convince Britain's Olympic men's champion Alistair Brownlee to compete in Tokyo. There will be eight teams in each of the men's and women's tournaments of the half-court format which was introduced at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore. Read More »

NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from previous year

Flawless as in not turning the ball over. They're already talented enough that they make mistakes and still win. Even if there's a Cocoon scenario in the offing, it doesn't end with an NBA Finals win. "No matter who I'm going against, if I'm going against four Hall of Famers. or if I'm going against two, or whatever the case may be, I'm always excited to play the game". Read More »

Real Madrid star goes missing after the Champions League final

Bale is widely regarded as one of world football's top attacking talents and would surely command a huge transfer fee should Manchester United want to try and sign him this summer. "But I still finished the season happy, it's a great finish with another trophy". "I was happy I got on to play"."It's three in four years and not many people can say that". Read More »

LeBron James says he's not worn out guarding Kevin Durant

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LeBron James scored 39 points for the Cavs and Kyrie Irving added 38. "But we gave a great effort, and the result just didn't turn out the way we wanted to". "And just we obviously-we want 16 wins; it doesn't matter how we get there". Just keep asserting yourself. Lest we forget, this the same Kyrie that torched a fully healthy Spurs for 57 points in the 2014-15 regular season. Read More »

Real Madrid retains UEFA Champions title

That meant that Juventus were only required to split TV revenue with Napoli, who were knocked out by Real Madrid at the last-16 stage. On June 3, Real Madrid won the Champions League for the 12th time. Ronaldo has a great season this year. The last season was also very cool. Thanks to coach Zenadene Zidane who can who can point to a pair of Champions League trophies and a La Liga crown after just 18 months. Read More »

Is Golden State's Durant the best player in the world?

In the aftermath, there has been some debate whether the Warriors' dominance is good for the league. I believe if LeBron still felt his current team was capable of beating the Warriors in this year's Finals, especially at this point, we would have heard it in this latest press conference. Read More »

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, ICC Champions Trophy 2017

South Africa were sluggish at the start of each innings - the 32 runs from their opening 10 overs when batting first in stark contrast to Sri Lanka's explosive 10-over opening of 87-1 in reply. Amla hit 103, his 25th one-day worldwide century, as South Africa posted 299 for six from their 50 overs at the Oval . South Africa always looked just about ahead of the game in their Champions Trophy Group B opener. Read More »

Murray to start in goal for Penguins in Game 5

The unit went 0-6 in the two defeats, but generated more in the latter loss. Two consecutive victories don't give coach Peter Laviolette belief that his Nashville Predators have momentum against the Pittsburgh Penguins going into Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final . Read More »