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Cleveland Cavaliers not giving up against Golden State Warriors, says LeBron James

This term they have become the first team from the United States' four major professional sports leagues - the NFL, NBA , MLB and NHL - to win 15 successive post-season games. On the next possession, Irving isolated, settling for an ugly step-back three-pointer. After a missed corner three from Kyle Korver on a kick-out pass from James, Durant smoothly came down and buried the dagger to give the Warriors their first lead all fourth quarter. Read More »

Sailing - Barker bows out of another America's Cup with pride

Artemis had been down 3-1 before winning three races Thursday to reach match point. Race organisers confirmed all of the crew were "accounted for and unhurt" as Team New Zealand were left to assess the damage to the catamaran, which was eventually brought back upright and then towed to the shore base. Read More »

Unseeded Ostapenko faces Halep in French Open final

Halep advanced to the final with a similarly gritty 6-4 3-6 6-3 victory against Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova to reach her second French Open final. She has proven time and time again that she is very much an "in the moment" tennis player. The 30th seed was asked if she would be celebrating being a year older after her loss to the unseeded Ostapenko. Read More »

Wenger signs new two year contract with Arsenal


Asked if the decision was easy or hard, Wenger said: "For me it's always easy on a loving affair because I identify myself so much with the club". "When I went to Arsenal , we didn't play the most attractive football but it was effective football and it won trophies". Read More »

Wawrinka Wins Over Andy Murray to Reach French Open Final


He edged a fourth-set tie-break to force a decider and used that momentum to race into a 5-0 lead, a position from which Murray had no hope of recovering as Wawrinka , who has never lost a grand slam final, set up a showpiece with either nine-time champion Rafael Nadal or Dominic Thiem . Read More »

Durant leads Warriors' rally past Cavaliers

He and his Cleveland Cavaliers would not roll over to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals despite the long odds they face, he said . The NBA Finals finally produced a thrilling game, as the Golden State Warriors ended the game on an 11-0 run to comeback and beat the Cleveland Cavaliers . Read More »

Stanislas Wawrinka beats Andy Murray to reach final


When Wawrinka drilled a forehand into the corner, it looked as if he had saved break point, but Murray scrambled a lob just inside the baseline and his frustrated opponent smashed it long. The Swiss, who has won all his three Slam finals, ended with 87 winners and 77 unforced errors. "I do feel like having an event like this can give me a boost, and hopefully have a strong grass court season and try to understand what worked well this event and what worked well in the sort of 10 days in ... Read More »

Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

Two NBA officials who worked Game 4 of the Finals insisted that Draymond Green was not called for a technical foul in the first quarter of the Cavaliers' 137-116 win and took responsibility for the confusion. He said he knew all along the first tech wasn't on him. "But I thought I heard the PA announcer say it was on Draymond". Draymond on crowd: "I don't pay that much attention to anybody in Cleveland, honestly". Read More »

USGA allows alternates to play practice rounds at Erin Hills


Olympic champion Rose won the 2013 edition, billed as the toughest test in golf . Rounding out the group is Australia's former world number one Jason Day, victor of the 2015 PGA Championship. "If there was any kind of delay, I'll have everything ready to go and we'll hopefully be able to make it", Mickelson said Thursday at the PGA Tour's St. Read More »

I will never be a striker - Ronaldo warns Zidane


But the Wales worldwide, 27, said he was committed to the LaLiga giants, having previous year signed a contract until 2022. The 29-year-old defender is under contract with Real until 2019, however he's expected to leave the club this summer to join Sporting CP on a season-long loan. Read More »

Kerr cracks that old-timers would kill Warriors

Combine that with last year's 73-win season, and a second title in three years - which could have easily been three consecutive championships - and foundation of the case has been made. "The other stuff doesn't really matter". "Nobody would be surprised at the end of the day if before this series you said the Cavs won", Jefferson added. Read More »

Tottenham striker Kane ready for England captaincy


I think any player growing up as a footballer would dream to be England captain one day and I'm no different. "Who wouldn't want to win that big gold trophy?" "If it was me, and I don't think they would get them and they probably wouldn't, but I would go with another £20m or £10m to Tottenham and say "give me a price for Harry Kane ". Read More »

Reds send Cards to 6th straight loss


Louis . "He was like, 'I didn't even go in there and get loose, I just stepped up and hit.' I told him maybe he should do that more often". Kivlehan's first career pinch-hit homer off Brett Cecil (0-2) tied it 4-4. Bonilla was 1-3 with a 7.43 ERA in four starts and two relief appearances. Raisel Iglesias notched his 11th save. "It's maybe a little short of a miracle", Gennett, who is listed at 5 feet, 10 inches and 185 pounds, said after the game . Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers Vow to 'Give It Everything' in Game 4 Hype Video


But until the Cavs did it previous year, no team had ever rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win the Finals. A one-point victory is enough to secure that legendary mark, but if Golden State manages to put together a big blowout to win the title in Game 4 , they might add another layer to their historic feat. Read More »

Cavs end Warriors perfect postseason run in Game 4

Lindor shares his opinion on unwritten rules'Firepower' Warriors on the doorsteps of sweepExpect an iconic moment if KD wins. But the Warriors have added four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant since last year's Finals meltdown and are not going to let past results shatter their confidence. Read More »

LeBron, Cavs end Warriors perfect postseason run in Game 4


And it took a high-powered performance in the 1st half led by James and torrid shooting never before seen at this stage of the season led by Irving and Love to put this series in eerily familiar territory - it's now 3-1. It was that simple last year, and it's that simple this year. It made for a more interesting show, but it could cost the Warriors. The Cavaliers' lead fluctuated up and down in the third quarter but they held a double-digit advantage throughout the quarter, ending with a ... Read More »

Irving stars as Cavs end Warriors' run


The Warriors lead this series 3-0 and if they win Game 4 on Friday night, the Larry O'Brien Trophy will be presented on the road for the third consecutive season. The third quarter featured a confusing sequence and a scramble on the floor that resulted in two technical, a friend of James being escorted from the arena and back and forth flurries worthy of a heavyweight boxing match. Read More »

Virat Kohli marks India after Champions Trophy win over Pakistan


Yuvraj scored a blistering half-century in just 29 balls, while Rohit Sharma (91) remained the top scorer for the Indian side. Aware of tougher opposition ahead, such as top-ranked South Africa in the same group, India captain Virat Kohli praised his batsmen but wasn't totally happy. Read More »

Durant Silence Cavs; Take 3-0 Series Lead


The Cleveland Cavaliers set NBA Finals records for most points in a single quarter and most points in a single half when they put up 49 on the Golden State Warriors in the first quarter of Game 4 and tallied 86 in the first half. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko upsets Caroline Wozniacki at French Open

Simona Halep has spent the least amount of time on court of the four semifinalists, at six hours and 53 minutes with just one set lost. She left the arena in a similar state. But so too are there hints of the same brittle fragility that occasionally hijacked Pierce's game. Ostapenko said: "We are good friends, because we played the doubles in China previous year, and that's how I got to know her, she is a really nice person". Read More »

No panic for Qld after opening Origin loss

NSW played energetic and focused, if unspectacular football from start to finish. "From my point of view I can sit here and honestly tell you that it doesn't matter who is in the 17 for Queensland in Game Two because they will all spend every last bit of energy trying to get the result no matter who they are". Read More »

Argentina narrowly beat Brazil in Melbourne friendly


Tite's charges were left to rue those missed opportunities, too, as Argentina successfully saw out the remainder of the game to get one over their old foes. "I was especially looking forward to seeing Irfan (Fandi) test himself against a player like Messi". "That's what we're going to push, for the team to play collectively with Messi to get the best out of him". Read More »