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LeBron, Cavs end Warriors flawless postseason run in Game 4

Kevin Love added 23 points for Cleveland , which made 24 3-pointers and finished the first half with a jaw-dropping 86 points. But Golden State got 31 from Durant, 30 from Klay Thompson and 26 from Stephen Curry . According to ESPN's Dave McMenamin, LeBron has just become the first player in National Basketball Association history to play in at least 20 Finals games with two different franchises. Read More »

Ex-Premier League star Cheick Tiote dies after collapsing in training

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My heart goes out to his family and friends'. "We can not divulge more information at this time and we ask that his family be given sometime to deal with this hard issue". "I loved him. He's everything that you want in a Newcastle player". He was taken to hospital but it has now been confirmed that he passed away after emergency treatment. Read More »

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko crowned champion

She was playing in her second major final after being the runner-up to Maria Sharapova at Roland Garros in 2014. She also denied Halep what would have been her first major championship and the No. Halep looked to have ridden out the storm after twice coming back from a break down to take the first set, with Ostapenko giving it up with her 23rd error and swiping her racquet in frustration. Read More »

Draymond Green, Warriors eager to win on Cavs' home court

As a team, Cleveland shot 44 percent from the field and 27 percent on threes compared to Golden State's 48 percent clip in both categories. No team, though, has come as close as the Warriors to an undefeated postseason. Second, because of the extra minutes he's on the court and the insane workload at both ends, LeBron is wearing down in the second half. James said, "I've got to start getting ready for the next game now". Read More »

Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 6/11/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The Predators are hardly blaming Rinne for their predicament. It is the Stanley Cup Final, not Finals. The Preds were poor in Game 5, no doubt. "If they don't, then we just got to move forward". But Rinne struggled again Thursday in Pittsburgh, a place where he's never started and won in six career games. However, Suh has been suspended for two games in his career, in addition to receiving a handful of fines. Read More »

For Predators, all is not lost after Game 5 disaster

Replacing Murray with the player slated to be his backup would be a bold adjustment with so much on the line, but the Penguins also risk going down 3-2 and heading back to Nashville for a decisive Game 6 if they don't make a change. The Penguins' power play had been 1-for-16 in the series and 0-for-13 over the previous three games. "We know we're going to face a desperate team". Read More »

Lions hope to please their fans against Crusaders

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The Lions came through with flying colours, silencing critics and doubters, with Owen Farrell starring at both fly-half and inside centre. All Blacks boss Steve Hansen criticised the Lions' hard schedule and their commercial responsibilities, while England coach Eddie Jones claimed the tourists would lose the Test series if they play like Gatland's Wales. Read More »

Seager homers, drives in 4 as Mariners beat Rockies 10-4

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Dunn has allowed nine runs in his last eight innings pitched. The series-opening victory leaves the Mariners six games below.500 in a season in which they were expected to be playoff contenders but more than 80 player moves and the use of 12 different starting pitchers has had an effect on those projections. Read More »

Formula One: Vettel confident but says Hamilton was 'better man'

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After being handed one of Senna's race helmets, Hamilton said: "I'm shaking". I think it's been close every race so far, maybe not in Monaco, but everywhere we went it was close. The two Ferrari drivers weren't the only ones to have difficulty on a blustery overcast morning as Renault's Nico Hulkenberg and Force India's Esteban Ocon also took spins. Read More »

Defencemen help Penguins play fast in Stanley Cup Final

Getting Matt Murray the shutout on 24 shots on goal was spectacular. "Their goalie played well, obviously"."We've got some confidence"."I feel it", Malkin said. There were two strong back-to-back stops, in particular, on James Neal shortly after Bryan Rust scored the second Pittsburgh goal. In this Game 5, that ratio was reduced to one in three pucks: 3 goals on 9 shots. Read More »

Vettel feels Ferrari has pace to win despite pole defeat

LEWIS HAMILTON blasted his way to a brilliant 65th pole position of his Formula One career to equal Ayrton Senna's record. Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari came oh so close to eclipsing that, with a 1:11.795 coming up a scant 0.004 of a second shy of Hamilton's 1:11.791 initial flier to beat him on his second-to-last run. Read More »

Mourinho delighted to play Real Madrid in European Super Cup

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With the crowd in a frenzy, four-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo - who finished the season with 42 goals in all competitions and as the Champions League's top scorer - ended up singing, "Cristiano, Ballon d'Or" and the fans joined in. "The truth is it has been a spectacular season", added Ronaldo. But having shaded the opening 45 minutes, Massimiliano Allegri's side were outplayed thereafter and while Madrid become the first side to retain the trophy in 27 years, since AC Milan, it would ... Read More »

Australia lose to England, out of Champions Trophy

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The Tigers had stunned New Zealand by five wickets in Cardiff on Friday. When a second downpour finally saw play abandoned for the day, England were 240 for four off 40.2 overs - well ahead of the 200 they needed for victory at that stage on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method for rain-affected limited-overs matches. Read More »

Japanese horse Epicharis scratched from Belmont Stakes

Kiyoshi Hagiwara , the trainer, speaking through interpreter Soshi Inoue of the Japan Racing Assn., described the problem as a "minor issue". The colt had been treated for lameness in his right front hoof earlier in the week. "It was everything that we had talked about", Pletcher said. It is a tribute similar to the blanket or roses, and black-eyed Susans awarded to the victor of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness respectively. Read More »

Stanley Cup Final: Penguins on cusp of repeat after clinical display

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Pittsburgh won't necessarily need another shutout from Murray to win its second straight Stanley Cup , but Murray will have to perform better in Game 6 than he did in the first two games in Nashville. It was a familiar showing for Rinne. It was the first of two penalties called against Subban in Game 5. Schultz's goal game on the power play, which was the Penguins' first power play goal since Game 1 and their second of the series. Read More »

Liverpool end interest in Van Dijk after Southampton row

Van Dijk had seemed certain to move to Anfield, with multiple reports stating that he had chosen Liverpool and that the clubs only had to agree a fee. However Southampton , who Van Dijk signed a five year contract with, are reluctant to sell and remain adamant that the player will be going nowhere at this point in time. Read More »

How Real Madrid celebrated their Champions League victory

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Bale, who agreed to a new deal in October lasting until 2022 worth £350,000 a week, was adamant that he wants to remain at Real. "I am very happy - an fantastic season again". "The truth is it has been a spectacular season", added Ronaldo . One of Madrid's greatest players, Zidane was an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti when Madrid won the Champions League in 2014. Read More »

British premier strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party

Theresa May was clinging to power last night but at the mercy of her cabinet, opponents in her party and the ten Democratic Unionist Party MPs she needs to form a minority government. But EU budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger said May was now likely to be a "weak" partner. The correct figures are 42.4 and 40 percent, respectively. Read More »

Predators vs. Penguins, Game 5

After Thursday, backup Juuse Saros probably doesn't care for it much, either. But the dagger came with 11 seconds remaining in the opening period. The valuable Nashville defenseman left the ice in pain early the second period and has not returned. Read More »

The Road to Larry O' Episode 9: Warriors Crumble in Game 4

Durant got his when he was jawing with LeBron James following a flagrant foul by Kevin Love . Yes, the Warriors set a record with their15-0 playoff run before losing Game 4. "Believeland is not going to give up", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said, "and we're going to keep fighting". "We're battle tested, they're battle tested". Read More »

Here's why Draymond Green wasn't ejected from Game 4

The Cavs flew to Oakland on Saturday afternoon where they'll face the Warriors on Monday night for Game 5. That incident established Green's status as a villain in Cleveland. At least if I'm going to get 'em, let me earn them. But still trying to figure out why did I get the second one.”. And nobody knows that better than Green. Read More »

Team NZ take nosedive amid tough America's Cup conditions

Artemis started its comeback with three straight wins against Team Japan on Thursday to take a 4-3 lead. Team Japan had the early lead but Outteridge outmaneuvered Dean Barker on the third leg and sailed into the lead. Three more races are scheduled for Sunday. Emirates Team New Zealand successfully harnessed the power of rower Rob Waddell, who won gold in the single sculls in Sydney in 2000, as a grinder. Read More »

Kane rescues draw for England against Scotland in qualifying

But Kane popped up deep into stoppage time to preserve a two point cushion for England in the standings. The 23-year-old said: "It looked like we're going to win the game and all of a sudden, it looks like we're going to lose". The Spurs man was named captain for the day and responded with a crucial leveller after Leigh Griffiths' quick-fire free-kick double had turned the game on its head three minutes from time . Read More »