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Golden State Warrior Kevin Durant Goes Low to Soar High


And in Games 1 and 2, against the guy now wearing the belt that says "Best Player Alive" across his waist, the Warriors have pushed that margin farther into the stratosphere - winning the first two by an average of 20.5 points. It was a fleeting instant, long gone by the time a subdued Durant sat down at the postgame podium. With that, James walked off the dais, ending a news conference in which he addressed the dawn of Golden State's dynasty, his future and criticism for a play late in ... Read More »

Arthur hits back at critics after Pakistan surrender

Did anything not go India's way against Pakistan? Rohit Sharma's run out: Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan provided another solid start for India but the run-rate dipped after Dhawan fell for 68 in the 24th over. The glorious victory by men in blue has made their captain Virat Kohli happy. The comparison does not hold good anymore as India do not play bilateral series with Pakistan and is unlikely to do so in the near future. Read More »

LeBron James May Consider Leaving Cavs For LA Team In 2018


And although he's on the cusp of being swept in the Finals - for the second time - by a team unequalled in today's game, James isn't envious of the Warriors for building a super power in sneakers. Yes, James and the Cavs beat them in seven games. What James and Irving do is get buckets late with the game on the line and win Cleveland games. For the Cavs, Durant's make could have been just a brief setback. Read More »

Naglesmann effect? 31-year-old Domenico Tedesco appointed as new Schalke boss


Weinzierl was in charge for a single season after signing a three-year deal ahead of the 2016-17 campaign, the club finishing 10th after winning one of their last six top-flight games. Much was hoped from the fresh pairing of former FC Augsburg coach Weinzierl and sporting director Christian Heidel when they arrived twelve months ago, but it proved to be another false dawn in Gelsenkirchen. Read More »

Halep books French Open final spot against Ostapenko


Perhaps most frustrating for the Cavaliers , who host Game Four on Friday, is that after two lopsided losses to open the series they returned home and played their most complete game of the Finals only to blow six-point lead in the closing minutes. Read More »

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza upset at French Open


With the news of Timea Bacsinszky's three-set victory over Venus Williams shortly after Mladenovic's win, the realization has hit that there will be a maiden Grand Slam victor on the women's side. She will put her French Open shortcomings behind her fast, if she hasn't already. 24-year-old Mladenovic was clearly excited following her win over the reigning champion and thanked the crowd at Roland Garros for cheering her on to glory. Read More »

Belmont Stakes up for grabs


A field of 12 is set to run the 1½-mile race, with Irish War Cry as the early 7-2 favorite . Pletcher opted to not try the Belmont with the Derby victor but will send out Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert LaPenta's Tapwrit and Calumet Farm's Patch . Read More »

Retired motorcycle racer Max Biaggi seriously injured


He won a trio of World Superbike championships in 2010 and 2012. Biaggi is now undergoing medical tests, and those who have seen him being hospitalized say that he was moving his arms and legs, which is a positive sign. According to a website report by Gazzetta dello Sport , the former two-time world Superbike champion suffered chest injuries and is undergoing a series of tests at the San Camillo di Roma hospital. Read More »

Moyes fined for 'slap' comment at female reporter


Moyes was unhappy with one of Sparks' questions and said to her: "You were just getting a wee bit naughty at the end there, so just watch yourself". He resigned as the Wearsiders' boss after failing to keep the club in the Premier League and is now out of work, with a reputation in tatters after failures at Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland . Read More »

Astros scratch Keuchel from start at Kansas City


The Royals didn't mind at all. The Astros purchased the contract of right-hander Francis Martes from Triple-A Fresno to fill Keuchel's roster spot. The Astros tacked on four more runs in the fourth. Houston is near the top and that should allow Keuchel to get a few runs of support and pick up the win. Read More »

Report Shows American Health Care Act Could Hurt Rural Arizona

With the summer recess fast approaching, some Senate Republicans are sounding increasingly skeptical that they can deliver on their years-long campaign promise to overhaul Obamacare this year. According to a recent briefing from the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, "Delaying or phasing in the cost shift to the states under the AHCA would not stop the eventual end of the expansion and steep reductions in Medicaid enrollment". Read More »

Nadal moves through to quarter-finals at French Open

Nadal now has a 76-2 win-loss record at Roland Garros with his only defeats coming against Robin Soderling in the fourth round in 2009 and Djokovic in the 2015 quarter-finals. Djokovic won the first four games on his way to wrapping up the second set in 28 minutes, then broke again in the sixth game of the third set - after Ramos-Vinolas saved a break point two games earlier following a thrilling 41-shot rally - before serving out to victory. Read More »

Final berth the icing on the cake for birthday girl

Pliskova would break back to get back on serve at 3-4 but Halep took the final two games on the trot to reach her second career Grand Slam final. When Ostapenko held for 3-1 in a marathon fourth game of the third, the job was nearly done. Read More »

Jets sign former Giants, Dolphins LB Spencer Paysinger


During his two-year stay in Miami, the outside linebacker combined for three starts in 29 regular-season games. "The 6'2", 249-pounder originally signed with the crosstown rival Giants as an undrafted free agent following the 2011 Draft. For his career Paysinger has racked up 176 tackles, one sack, four passes defended, five fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and a partridge in a pear tree. Read More »

Kane looks to 'role model' Ronaldo for pathway to success

The Spurs striker, who is set to line up for England against Scotland on Saturday in a World Cup qualifier , was top scorer in the recent Premier League season with 29 goals in 30 matches as his team finished second to Chelsea . I haven't played for England for a while due to a couple of injuries I've had. But as a player, you want to prove to the world you're as good as anyone else. Read More »

Two-goal Ronaldo leads Portugal to 3-0 win in Latvia


Ronaldo's inspired display was not enough to lift Portugal up to top spot in Group B, however, with Switzerland staying three points ahead courtesy of their win over the Faroe Islands . The Swiss had beaten Faeroe Islands by the same score at home. The only other team with a flawless record so far is Germany in Group C. The defending World Cup champions host San Marino on Saturday. Read More »

Portland Stabbing Victim's Mother Wrote a Heartfelt Letter to President Trump


Wheeler had asked that protests on June 4 and 10 be canceled in light of the slayings on the train. Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche both died in the attack , which police said is being investigated as a hate crime. But Fletcher's grandmother tells KOIN another hero emerged from the attack - an Iraq war veteran who she says helped Fletcher, possibly saving his life. Read More »

CT 2017: Dhawan's 125 takes India to 321/6 against Sri Lanka

With all the four teams of Group B tied on two points each, Sunday's encounter between India and South Africa is effectively a quarter-final, with the victor of the match making it to the semi-finals while the loser will be heading home. Virtually every game is a quarter-final now. So some guys will have off days. The conditions were not the most helpful for the bowlers, as Kohli pointed out while explaining the rationale behind not going for Yuvraj Singh. Read More »

Wawrinka pierces Murray's armour to reach French Open final


He hasn't made any deep runs in the other three majors, but he's establishing himself as a force at Roland Garros with his second-straight trip to the men's semifinals. The Swiss netted a forehand return as Murray bagged the opening set. Murray had beaten Japanese Kei Nishikori in the quarters to make it to the semis of the French Open . Read More »

Saudi Arabia escape punishment over minute's silence snub


The Saudi Arabia national team has come under attack for refusing to join Australia in observing a minute's silence in remembrance of the two Australians who were brutally killed in last weekend's terrorist attack on London Bridge as the two nations played out their 2018 World Cup qualifier in Adelaide on Wednesday. Read More »

BBC says driver killed, four journalists injured in Kabul attack


Old news? Not for the families of the more than 90 people who just lost a loved one. There has been no claim of responsibility but Afghanistan's National Directorate for Security blamed the Haqqani network , a Taliban affiliate directly integrated into the militant movement, and said it had been helped by Pakistan's intelligence service. Read More »