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Cleveland Cavaliers set NBA Finals record in 1st quarter of Game 4

James and Kevin Durant had to be separated by team personnel. Later in the quarter, confusion arose as Green seemingly received his second technical foul of the game that would have resulted in an automatic ejection. And as we saw in last year's Finals, it only takes one little snag for the whole thing to unravel. Kyrie Irving scored 40 points to lead the Cavs to a 137-116 win, with LeBron James adding a triple-double, as they finally got on the board in the best-of-seven series. Read More »

Comfortable wins for Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal at French Open

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Visibly happy with his performance, he then mingled with ball boys at the center of the court and thanked the crowd. "I'm happy, and for a first round, I'm very happy". Fourth seed Rafael Nadal responded to his billing by French Open tournament director Guy Forget as the greatest clay courter in history by brushing aside Benoit Paire 6-1 6-4 6-1 yesterday, launching his bid for a 10th title at the Roland Garros. Read More »

Owen Farrell urges Britsih Lions to keep working hard after downing Crusaders

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The Lions were lacklustre in their first two games - including Wednesday's shock defeat to the Auckland Blues - but Saturday's performance is likely to make the All Blacks sit up and take notice, two weeks from the opening Test. Apart from one misfired pass which potentially cost Jonathan Davies a try, Farrell's running game was damaging. Farrell scored the first and only points of the second half in the 70th minute with a penalty kick. Read More »

Trump Says Comey Lying, Willing to Speak Under Oath

Comey's testimony constitutes solid evidence of an impeachable offense, and eventually we'll have a House with a working moral compass that will put the rule of law and the good of the country above partisanship. But the political strategy suddenly is a gamble. "We are in uncharted territory with this president". "Uncharted territory gives everyone a bit of agita". Read More »

Cavaliers were motivated for Game 4 by Warriors' celebration plans

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The Golden State Warriors were quite open about their desire and expectation to close out the Cleveland Cavaliers on their home floor, and it may well have backfired on them. Later in the quarter, confusion arose as Green seemingly received his second technical foul of the game that would have resulted in an automatic ejection. Read More »

Cavs make NBA Finals history against Warriors

No team has ever done it. Given the way the teams performed, though, it had real no influence on the outcome. Sweeping through the first round for a 1-seed is normal. He said that he was told Draymond Green was talking trash and saying "they wanted to celebrate on our floor once again and they wanted to spray champagne in our locker rooms". Read More »

Cavs beat Warriors in Game 4

As great as James, Irving and the Cavs' shooters were when they scored 86 points in the first half and made 24 3-pointers, Golden State still showed signs of getting into the game even on off nights for Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. But history turned to infamy when they blew a 3-1 lead to the Cavaliers , the biggest collapse in NBA Finals history. Being the overbearing physical team was Cleveland's game plan and it finally played out in their favor. Read More »

NBA Finals 2017: Warriors vs. Cavaliers Game 4 live stream

The Warriors also couldn't locate that critical momentum-swinging shot, no matter the effort. The champions had 49 points in the first quarter. Game 4 has started in Cleveland . James said his mom didn't want him to leave the Miami Heat for the Cavs because of the letter Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert wrote to fans the night James bolted for the Heat in 2010. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko, an Unseeded Power Hitter, Rallies to Win the French Open

It looks like it was the right decision. The 20-year-old is the youngest French Open victor since Iva Majoli in 1997 and the first player to win a debut tour- level title at a Slam since Gustavo Kuerten in Paris that same year. The unseeded Latvian upset Simona Halep with a ferocious performance full of both winners and unforced errors. The Latvian continued to apply the pressure and, despite Bacsinszky conjuring a pinpoint lob to stave off one break point, Ostapenko cracked a ... Read More »

IOC Announces 15 New Events For Tokyo 2020

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That should set up a vote on September 13 in Lima, Peru, to confirm the hosting order. "I would like to thank the IOC President Thomas Bach and the IOC Executive Board for placing their continued trust in rugby, and our national member unions, players and passionate fans for making sevens the best it can possibly be", World Rugby president Bill Beaumont said. Read More »

Cavaliers set NBA Finals record with 86 points in 1st half

Putting your head down and quick-shooting over LeBron James in the last minute of an NBA Finals is as clutch as it gets. James finished with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Meanwhile, in Cleveland , some vendors outside the Cavs' arena apparently are preparing for the likelihood that this is the last home game of the season. Read More »

Sweden beat New Zealand to level America's Cup duel

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As Outteridge steered his 50-foot foiling catamaran toward the finish line, onboard microphones picked him up saying, "Yeah, boys!" Then came Outteridge and another crewman. "It's going to be a close race". "What we've achieved now is phenomenal really". They then made a decision to sail their boat home slowly, rather than continue racing, and went down 2-1 in the best-of-nine series. Read More »

Warriors look to complete flawless postseason in Cleveland

Durant was widely criticized previous year when he left Oklahoma City for Golden State, chided for trying to take the easiest route to a title by joining what was already a stacked team. "You can tell he knows this is his moment". Durant lost to James and the Miami Heat when he was with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 Finals, and didn't make it back until this year. Read More »

Cavaliers extend National Basketball Association finals after ending Warriors' ideal run

Some of the revelers brought brooms because they were hoping for a sweep to close out a ideal post-season record and a second NBA Finals championship in three years. Maybe he will. I don't know. "We're going back to Oakland". The Warriors, leading the series 3-0, needed to win game four to clinch title glory and become the first ever side to go through the entire play-off campaign with a flawless record, but they came up against a Cavs team who were not ready to give up on their dream of ... Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Wahab Riaz Ruled Out of the Tournament

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Rohit Sharma (91) and Shikhar Dhawan (68) laid the platform with an opening stand of 136 before Kohli and Yuvraj, to the delight of India fans in a capacity 25,000 crowd, teed off. "In pressure situations, to have mid-on, mid-off up and hit hard lengths, gives us an advantage". "I was lucky I was dropped, but I capitalised and I was hitting it well". Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers win physical Game 4 in NBA Finals to prevent elimination

Later in the quarter, confusion arose as Green seemingly received his second technical foul of the game that would have resulted in an automatic ejection. We shared the ball, we moved the ball and defensively we were physical. Williams' record-setting 3-pointer was his first of the night. "They got us where they want us", said LeBron James , who forged his Finals record ninth career triple-double with 31 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Read More »

England firm favourites to beat Scotland as Harry Kane named captain

Harry Kane will be given the chance to stake his claim for the England captaincy as Gareth Southgate gives the striker the armband for the first time. Scotland's deep-lying 5-4-1 system starved England's creative players of space, but gradually cracks began to appear. They visitors were close to taking the lead after 27 minutes when Craig Gordon headed the ball clear and Harry Kane lobbed him but Kieran Tierney was on the line to save Scotland's blushes. Read More »

Cavs halt Warriors perfect post-season, party in Game 4

The Golden State Warriors have a 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals , and the Cleveland Cavaliers have the best player in the world (sorry, Kevin Durant and Paul Pierce ). 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 »

Wawrinka, Nadal set up Paris showdown

That was largely down to the brilliance of Nadal, who exquisitely nullified the Austrian's powerful baseline game, forcing his younger opponent to hit closer to the lines and overplay his groundstrokes. "How close that is to my tennis from past year, I don't know". But the Scot is also a triple major victor, and despite looking worn out, he broke through for the first time since the ninth game of the first set. Read More »

Penguins thrash Predators, take control of Stanley Cup Final

Only 91 seconds had elapsed in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final and already Sidney Crosby had accomplished so much. It won't endear Crosby to Predators fans as the series shifts back to Nashville for Game 6 on Sunday night. There haven't been any one-goal games in this series at all, which is quite weird considering these two teams are supposed to be the best in the league. Read More »

Rafael Nadal brushes aside Dominic Thiem to reach French Open final

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However, despite boasting a 15-3 head-to-head superiority over 32-year-old Wawrinka, the oldest man in the Paris final in 44 years, Nadal is wary of complacency. "I had too many problems on my knee, so I was not able to practice at all". "Last year he was much more aggressive but last year he was stronger", said Wawrinka after reaching his fourth final at the majors . Read More »

Unseeded Ostapenko tops Halep at French Open for 1st title

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The 20-year-old Ostapenko fought back from 3-0 down in the set and the Latvian wrapped it up with a forehand down the line, her 36th victor of the match. Halep broke for 3-1 when Ostapenko drilled long, but the latter retrieved it the next game with a thumping return. But then she comeback strongly. The Latvian, who turned 20 years old two days prior, exited the court to brush her hair before the trophy ceremony. Read More »

Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths 'gutted' after England's last-gasp leveller

England hardly sparkled against an industrious and spirited Scotland side in the Group F qualifier but Southgate believes they showed they have the right personality to get results in testing environments. "Roy is a more astute tactician and he would handle a Scotland-England game at Hampden pretty well". England: Joe Hart 5, Kyle Walker 7, Ryan Bertrand 6, Eric Dier 6, Gary Cahill 6, Chris Smalling 6, Marcus Rashford 6, Jake Livermore 7, Harry Kane 7, Dele Alli 6, Adam Lallana 7. Read More »

Historic Game 4 odds favor historic Warriors feat

It wasn't a goal of ours to start the postseason, but now that's it's attainable, we have our eyes set on it. Certainly, no team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit in the National Basketball Association playoffs - has any professional team done so in the post-season besides the 2004 Boston Red Sox? James paved the way for Durant by leaving Cleveland as a free agent in 2010 to play with All-Stars Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade in Miami, where the trio won back-to-back titles sandwiched between four ... Read More »