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Austin Dillon scores first career win at Coca-Cola 600

Austin Dillon celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Monday, May 29, 2017. "If I'm able to collect all those playoff points [it's good for me], but if I'm not and somebody else that already has them is, then no", said Busch, who will start on the front row Sunday. Read More »

LeBron James notches a triple-double in Game 4 win


It wasn't even 20 years ago that Jordan retired for the second time, completing the repeat three-peat with that immortal jump shot in Salt Lake City. Attitudes were sour and bodies still sore from a rugged and riveting game, the Cavs did their best to put on fearless faces and use the typical sports clichés about how you take it one game at a time and how the series isn't over until it's over. Read More »

Cavs lead Warriors 86-68 at half in NBA Finals

LeBron James recorded a triple-double, Kyrie Irving scored 40 points and the Cavs broke scoring records while outperforming the NBA's most electrifying offense in a testy Game 4 filled with technical fouls on Friday night, beating the Warriors 137-116 and snapping their 15-game playoff winning streak. Read More »

AB to undergo late fitness test for India


And when fast bowler Morne Morkel took two wickets in three balls, Pakistan were faltering at 41 for two under the floodlights in this day/night fixture. De Villiers s maiden first-ball exit in 212 ODI innings came during South Africa s shock 19-run loss to Pakistan at Edgbaston on Wednesday - a result that threw Group B wide open. Read More »

French Open 2017: Nadal sets up final against Wawrinka

Open. That's the biggest problem going forward because obviously Stan likes to chip the first serve return, and over the years as we've seen anytime you put slice on the ball or you chip it Rafa just wins the points. This time , Wawrinka managed to wear down the 30-year-old Scot, also a three-time Grand Slam champion. A bout of the shingles and elbow injury have pegged him back. Read More »

Nashville Predators are confident at home for Game 6


He stuck with Murray, reunited Sheary with Crosby and Jake Guentzel, and stressed his team needed to play with urgency but not desperation after the Predators rallied to tie the series by outscoring the Penguins 9-2 during two wins in Nashville. Read More »

Win keeps Cavaliers alive in NBA Finals

Cleveland , determined not to watch the Warriors celebrate a championship on their home court for the second time in three seasons, came out flying with a record 86 points in the first half to lead by 18. Now he says that's not an impossible notion, a comeback to outdo the greatest comeback they made a year ago. In any event, the Cavs are still breathing and it's now the Warriors who may be feeling the pressure after blowing a 3-1 lead last June. Read More »

Kane to captain England against Scotland

This evening's return is likely to be similar, all industry rather than artistry, and a game that, if those recent meetings are anything to go by, is unlikely to live long in the memory. With that in mind, I can understand why they are favourites to beat Austria on Sunday - especially as they impressed with a 3-1 win over Uruguay on home soil last week. Read More »

Injured Chris Woakes ruled out of tournament


Middlesex bowler Steve Finn will replace all-rounder Chris Woakes in England's Champions Trophy squad. The 28-year-old, who played his first ODIs in 18 months in March, was always the frontrunner to take Woakes' spot on the roster. On his return from a maiden stint in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Woakes nursed a quadriceps niggle and missed two of the three one-dayers against South Africa that preceded the eight-team Champions Trophy . Read More »

Stanley Cup Final: Three keys to Game 5

The Thunder Bay, Ont., native, who guided the Penguins to their fourth Stanley Cup past year, has a.925 save percentage in the playoffs. Sidney Crosby had three assists, and goaltender Matt Murray had 24 stops in the shutout. Just 91 seconds after a Nashville fan flipped a catfish onto the PPG Paints Arena ice - a move that came shortly before a three-goal outburst by Nashville in Game 1 - Schultz powered home a slapshot to end an 0-for-15 power-play skid. Read More »

Wawrinka rallies to defeat Murray, reaches French Open final

Sunday's final will be Nadal's first grand slam clash with Wawrinka since the Swiss beat him to win his first major at the 2014 Australian Open - a match in which Nadal struggled with physical problems. Wawrinka raced into a 3-0 lead in the third before Murray halted a seven-game losing streak and retrieved the break in the fifth game. "If I did it, probably somebody else gonna do it, because I don't consider myself very special", he said. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: England vs New Zealand match


The victor will progress to the semi-finals if England , who have already qualified from Group A, beat Australia in the section's final match at Edgbaston on Saturday. "A lot of credit goes to the way they bowled on that surface to extract what they did out of it". With Ross Taylor departing soon after for 39, and the run rate climbing further, New Zealand's reply subsided as England closed in on a comfortable victory. Read More »

Clutch Warriors win had roots in heartbreaking loss


Golden State won the National Basketball Association title in 2015 in six games over the Cavs, and Cleveland won previous year in seven games. Cleveland built an early 16-point lead and for the first extended time the series the defending champions looked and played like the superior team at both ends. Read More »

Cavaliers Avoid Sweep Thanks to Referees, Record-Setting 3-Point Shooting

And the Suns tacked on 57 more in the second quarter for good measure. Cleveland took Game 3 at home, lost Game 4 and then won the final three - Game 7 in Oakland - to capture the city's first sports championship since 1964. Most popular: Who Is James Comey? Should the Warriors stay healthy and together - and it would cost them enormously in salaries and taxes - they should be a title threat every year. Read More »

Cavaliers force Game 5 with romp over Warriors

Then again, few had a player like James, who set an NBA Finals record with his ninth triple-double in Game 4 , or Irving, who scored 40 points. 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. Read More »

NBA Finals 2017: Warriors vs. Cavaliers FREE livestream Game 4

You have an opportunity to sign one of the best players, and you can do it, go ahead and do it. "Their team was already kind of put together, and you just implement a guy that's ready to sacrifice, a great talent, a guy that's willing to do whatever it takes to help the team win", James said . Read More »

Penguins home favorites against Predators for Game 5 of Stanley Cup final


But what the Predators do have is a roster full of players who are capable of collectively stepping up and taking a game over. "You're in the Cup final, this is what it's all about". Pittsburgh goalie Matt Murray has been solid since getting the No. 1 job back four games ago. The crowd stuck with Rinne too, chanting his name in warmups in a goosebump-raising show of support. Read More »

Golden State on cusp of sweep


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 Wednesday's loss. "But last year is last year, this year is this year". "I think the biggest thing, though, was they brought a level of physicality that we did not match". Read More »

Quest for perfection over, leaving Warriors with plans for new ending

The Warriors have the flawless ending in their sights. The Warriors still lead the best-of-seven series 3-1 and can claim the crown by winning game five at home on Monday in Oakland, California. The Warriors' defensive schemes that had denied the Cavaliers' 3-point shots all series and kept Tristan Thompson off the boards all melted away. Read More »

Debunking the LeBron James to Clippers Rumors

Carmelo Anthony , Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh , Chris Paul , and LeBron James pose for a picture after the NBA All Star Game at Air Canada Centre. With all that said, if LeBron does not score at least 40 in every game from here on out, Golden State will be dancing in the confetti in no time at all. Read More »

Round One exits for Kerber, Erakovic at Roland-Garros

Mattek-Sands, the world number 117, will now lock horns with 2010 Roland Garros finalist Sam Stosur of Australia to book her place in the third round. "It's weird. I mean, I'm disappointed, for sure". "It's a pleasure to be here, I'm really glad to have made the decision that I'm going to play here", Kvitova said afterwards. Read More »

Andy Murray knocked out of French Open by Stan Wawrinka

The 6-7,6-3,5-7,7-6,6-1 scoreline might give you an idea of how close it was but it will tell you nothing of the momentum that swung like a pendulum in those riveting four and a half hours. The Spanish colossus is yet to drop a set in six matches, conceding a miserly 29 games to reach the title match. It will take more than an enormous effort from him to topple the man who is playing like a dream this year searching for an unimaginable 10th Roland Garros crown! "It's nice to be in the semis ... Read More »

Yacht spectacularly capsizes during America's Cup

Artemis skipper Nathan Outteridge aggressively sailed into the lead on the third leg Friday en route to a fourth straight victory over SoftBank Team Japan on Bermuda's Great Sound to clinch a spot in the challenger finals . Ainslie said the Brits weren't able to catch up with established teams. The Kiwis said they would have been ready for racing Wednesday, but got a break when high winds postponed racing until Thursday. Read More »