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LeBron James calls Warriors' Durant signing 'great for our league'

Paul Pierce, the former Celtics great who is working as an analyst for ESPN during playoffs, ignited a social media firestorm when he suggested the Golden State star has overtaken Cleveland's LeBron James as the planet's No. And obviously this team is built to be able to do that with the talent that they have", said James. "And that's what he's been doing". Warriors discuss Game 3 win on ABC7's "After the Game " The Dubs beat the Cavs in Game 3 Wednesday night in thrilling fashion. Read More »

Grateful we could bring smiles in times of tragedy: Mathews

Former skipper Sangakkara, who is now playing for Surrey , spent some time with his country's youngsters before yesterday's crucial clash against India. We're enjoying in opposition to a group. "As I said we bowled decently well, but the execution wasn't quite there", added Kohli, who was out for a duck to complete a bad day for one of the world's leading batsmen. Read More »

Traver keeps TCU alive at Big 12 tourney with win over Texas

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Texas jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first on a sac fly and two RBI singles to give Henley a cushion against the electric TCU offense. It was a big change because Patrick Mathis led off Saturday afternoon's game with a home run. From there, Texas played add-on against a taxed Horned Frogs pitching staff. Opposing Johnston was Traver, a senior who was also the Texas right-hander's counterpart earlier this month. Read More »

Andy Murray defeats Kei Nishikori to book semi-final place

Murray said: "Physically, I feel great". I don't know, because we don't have the clock on the court so it's impossible for us to tell. Murray said: "I have never had any issues with him before". The Romanian wasted four set points but evened the match on her next opportunity in the tiebreaker after saving a match point. Fourth seed Nadal recorded his 100th best-of-five-sets victory on clay - from just 102 matches. Read More »

Five players Predators need to step up in Game 6

I know, I know, it wasn't the greatest of nights for the Preds Thursday with the Penguins shredding them into teenie weenie pieces in Pittsburgh. On the other hand, they're just two victories away from the first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Read More »

LeBron James' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors

Durant's three-pointer over LeBron James head with just 45 seconds remaining gave the Warriors their first lead and silenced what had been a raucous home crowd. After the Warriors went up, Irving missed a three 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 towards their locker room. Read More »

Nadal can win 15 French Opens, says Kuerten

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The defeat was Djokovic's first straight-sets loss at a major in four years and his first 6-0 "bagel" at a Slam since the 2005 US Open . "I have never had any issues with him before", Murray said. The nine-time champion beat sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 in their semifinal. The second-seeded Czech fended off three break points on her way to claiming the second set 6-3, clinching it with a forehand victor on her second set point. Read More »

Nashville Predators depart for Stanley Cup Finals, game 5

It's the playoffs. You'd expect him to say that. The home team has won each of the first five games of the Final for just the 12th time since the National Hockey League went to a best-of-seven series in the final round in 1939, and for the first time since 2011. Read More »

Warriors coach Steve Kerr responds to the critics

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It's weird how human evolution goes in reverse in sports. When asked about the comments on Friday, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr had a great response, taking a shot back at the legions of players who think they were the best. Las Vegas casinos stoked the chatter further when they came out with betting lines on a potential matchup between the Warriors and the 1995-96 Bulls , with MGM Grand making the Warriors an 8-point favorite. Read More »

Stephen Curry having insane NBA Finals and probably won't win MVP

He still led the Warriors in scoring during the 2016 finals with 22.6 points a game, but averaged just 3.7 assists and never played with the joy he had in the previous two seasons. Nine seconds later, a Durant made cuts the lead to two. Meanwhile, Irving, going up against Klay Thompson - who played near impeccable defense all night - was dribbling the ball into the ground and putting up ill-conceived shots on no-pass possessions. Read More »

Yuvraj's game-changing knock took the pressure off me: Kohli

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Surely, Virat Kohli would have enjoyed the match even more had Pakistan managed to put up a semblance of a fight. India couldn't have hoped for a better start to their ICC Champions Trophy campaign. "We need to overhaul approach, mindset and work on improving our stagnating skills and play with clear minds". We had a couple of guys that were in the clouds at the start and that sets the tone. Read More »

Finalist Halep watching French Open semifinals

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With the win, Nadal became just the fifth man in the Open era to reach 10 semi-finals at a single Slam after improving his record at Roland Garros to incredible 77 wins. When Wawrinka hit a reflex volley passing victor off a blink-and-you-miss-it exchange with both men at the net, he held a set point at 6-5 in the first-set tiebreaker. Read More »

We are not invincible in the Champions Trophy, says Kohli

That doesn't mean the game has stagnated in Sri Lanka and Pakistan . Gunaratne and Mathews got the job done with eight balls to spare. "Kusal met Sanga to get some batting tips because he is the king", Mathews said. Gunathilaka looked like an old pro. They reached half-centuries with sixes over midwicket. The maximum they spent on the field was 38.4 overs, with pacers being in the forefront. Read More »

Murray faces Wawrinka in French Open semifinals

There might have been a hunger gap on Wednesday, but it would come as a shock if there was one today. The same couldn't be said of 2016 finalist Murray, who also dealt with illness on the eve of the tournament and had struggled overall to back up his remarkable play the last seven months of 2016. Read More »

Alex Salmond loses Commons seat in stunning Tory victory

She described the increase from one seat in 2015 as a "fantastic result and hugely encouraging". "She's done very well to get where she has, but I think there is a danger that we've gone beyond the strong image with the marshalling of the troops, to her becoming nearly a parody of herself with the tank-riding and bull-riding and flag-waving", a senior SNP lawmaker said. Read More »

Preds' Colton Sissons cleared for Game 6 after match penalty

The Penguins now have outscored the Predators 15-4 at home , but Pittsburgh has been outscored 9-2 in Nashville. Justin Schultz's power-play goal early in the first was the eventual victor, while Bryan Rust , Evgeni Malkin , Conor Sheary and Ron Hainsey also found the back of the net. Read More »

Astros' Lance McCullers loses no-hitter against Royals

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McCann's homer came in the second inning, and his fourth-inning single scored Carlos Beltran , who had doubled. Kennedy was removed after two innings, having allowed five runs on three hits and three walks. Still flawless Warriors rally for 118-113 win over Cavs to take 3-0 lead in NBA Finals. NOTES: The Astros put RHP Dallas Keuchel on the 10-day disabled list for the second time in three weeks with a pinched nerved in his neck. Read More »

London bombing: Tennis stars say they won't pull out of Wimbledon

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On Wednesday, with a 32nd grand slam semi-final looming, he fell apart against Thiem, losing 7-6 (5) 6-3 6-0. The marathon match took four hours and 17 minutes. So far he has lost just 20 games - a record only bettered by the 19 he lost in 2012. Known for tremendous footwork and court coverage, the No. 2-seeded Serb even stumbled and tumbled to the court, his racket flying out of his hands, early in the second set. Read More »

Red Sox at Orioles

Price gave up just three hits and one run (coming on a solo shot from Manny Machado ) over his seven innings, striking out seven and walking just one. Even with fairly positive results in his first start of the season, there was enough room for interpretation to suggest David Price's return might be a bit premature. Read More »

Cardinals shake up coaching staff, activate Wong, DFA Peralta

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Peralta may find a new home in the next week or so, as contenders like the Yankees and Red Sox are both in need of third base depth due to struggles on their own rosters. Third-base coach Chris Maloney , who has been under fire for waving a number of baserunners around third who were thrown out at the plate in recent weeks, will be reassigned within the organization. Read More »

Top ranking and French final in touching distance for Pliskova

The world number 47 has produced some of her finest performances on clay this season including a runner-up finish in Charleston before reaching the final four in Prague. "I love to play here, I love you guys, you're wonderful". After the second restart of the match, Bacsinszky sealed her place in the semifinals for the second time in three years with a 6-4 victory in the second set. Read More »

Facing Nadal? Toughest match to imagine, says Thiem

I won in Barcelona and Madrid, but I lost to him in Rome. I think it's going to be different. "It was just today it was just unusual how it came about". 2 seed Djokovic, who became the first man in almost a half-century to claim a fourth consecutive major championship and completed a career Grand Slam in Paris previous year. Read More »