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LeBron James doesn't care about your hot takes

But as impressive as their last two showings have been, and despite what we know about the Cavs' ability to make a huge comeback, we aren't ready to sound the alarm for the Warriors , who still hold a 3-1 edge in the best-of-seven series.flawless 16-0 postseason run.' That's because it's unclear how much of what Cleveland did in Friday's 137-116 outburst is repeatable. Read More »

Draymond Green remained in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

Some variation of those words was written or uttered somewhere nearly one year ago. The score is 115-96, Cavaliers after three quarters. "We missed shots", he said. For all the credit people have bestowed upon Draymond Green this postseason, he remained a powder keg, waiting to blow up. "I'm a firm believer in (stuff) happens", Green said. Read More »

India opt to field, Ashwin replaces Umesh against Proteas

While neither India nor South Africa can do much about the result of the Pakistan versus Sri Lanka game, they will be keen to do what's in their hands - win their final game in the group stage. Going into the virtual "quarterfinal" clash, both India and South Africa hold two points each after registering comprehensive wins against Pakistan and Sri Lanka respectively in their opening clash. Read More »

India vs South Africa ICC Champions Trophy 2017


If Monday's must-win clash between the two sub-continent teams yields no result due to rain, then India and South Africa are likely to go through to the semi-finals. Among the Indian bowlers from the current squad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (51.55), Umesh Yadav (55.66) and Ravichandran Ashwin (54.20), all average above 50 with the ball against South Africa . Read More »

Warriors still in control, but wary of Cavaliers

But as impressive as their last two showings have been, and despite what we know about the Cavs' ability to make a huge comeback, we aren't ready to sound the alarm for the Warriors , who still hold a 3-1 edge in the best-of-seven series.flawless 16-0 postseason run.' That's because it's unclear how much of what Cleveland did in Friday's 137-116 outburst is repeatable. Read More »

R Ashwin may return against South Africa, hints Virat Kohli

No matter how much focus there is on a Virat Kohli or AB de Villiers , the team that plays the ideal game will emerge on top on Sunday. When you are a lazy person; not a Sunday person, but your love for cricket and team India didn't let you sleep peacefully... Read More »

Nadal targets 10th French Open title

Nadal turned 31 earlier this month, while at age 32, Wawrinka is the oldest French Open finalist since 33-year-old Niki Pilic in 1973. "I started a little bit more nervous today than normal, but then I played well, I think. Swiss third seed Wawrinka hit 87 winners as he beat world number one Andy Murray in the semi-finals. "But past year, he was much more aggressive". Read More »

India win toss and bowling first vs SAfrica in Champs Trophy

Or if you fail to grab all the chances because you're overexcited and that can cost the team as well. This is the first ever match between India and South Africa at the Oval. That match started at 10.30am. After winning the toss, Virat Kohli put South Africa into bat. Sridhar and Raghavendra however gave throwdowns with white ball. Read More »

Storm brewing for Nadal as Wawrinka blocks his path

Wawrinka, who has won all his previous three Grand Slam finals, will face Rafael Nadal tomorrow. "It's true that 10 is a attractive number, but actually my favourite is nine", Sport24 quoted Nadal as saying. "No-one go on the court thinking he has no pressure". "Andy always makes you play another ball, he makes you play badly", admitted Wawrinka. While the Scot's fierce rival Novak Djokovic left Roland Garros hinting at a break and wondering when he would see his coach Andre Agassi ... Read More »

Red Sox put Eduardo Rodriguez on disabled list

Benintendi tied it with his sixth home run, the first in 81 at-bats since May 7. Benintendi then gave the team some breathing room with another homer in the seventh, and added even more insurance with an RBI single in the ninth. He put the Red Sox ahead 6-3 with another solo blast to right in the seventh inning. "I just tried to be too quick, tried to put a flawless throw, and I messed it up", Pena said. Read More »

CAC seeks time on Anil Kumble's job


Here is what BCCI had to say: "The Indian Express Newspaper of 11th June (today), carries a news item stating that there was a claim by the members of the Cricket Advisory Committee ( CAC ), for being compensated for their meetings held to select a head coach for the Indian Cricket Team". Read More »

Mor Spirit wins Met Mile to cap big day for Baffert, Smith


Mor Spirit won the 2017 Metropolitan Handicap after pulling away from the field for a dominant victory Saturday. Mor Spirit was completing an impossibly magical day for the trainer, who also legged up Mike Smith aboard West Story (Flatter) in the Easy Goer S., Abel Tasman (Quality Road) in the GI Acorn S. Read More »

Penguins regroup, Preds look for road magic

AP Sports Writers Will Graves in Pittsburgh and Teresa M. Walker in Nashville , Tennessee, contributed. The Predators are hardly blaming Rinne for their predicament. Asked twice Tuesday if he planned on reevaluating his goaltending situation after Matt Murray allowed eight goals in Nashville , Sullivan stressed "we haven't lost games because of our goaltending". Read More »

Former Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote dies, aged 30


The football world in general is devastated as tributes and the most attractive compliments are pouring in from his former team mates, clubs, and many other footballers who faced him on the pitch. Papiss Cisse wrote: 'Goodnight brother, You will be missed. Tiote made over 150 appearances in his six and a half years at Newcastle and Pardew made an emotional statement after the midfielder's death on Monday. Read More »

MSU edged by LSU 4-3 in game one of super regional


Cleanup man Cody Brown turned the worm, though when he laced a 1-and-0 offer that twisted toward the foul line just far enough to elude Duplantis for a two-run double and 3-0 cushion. It was a finish that will go down as one of the most exciting in LSU postseason history. By the time the four run eighth inning was capped, most of not all of the 11,836 fans in attendance realized they had just experienced another installment in a program that prides itself in such moments. Read More »

Preds leaning on Rinne to force series back to Pittsburgh

Predators head coach Peter Laviolette saw things rather differently. As several Nashville players said, he still might be the best goalie in the playoffs. Malkin ripped a wrist shot over Rinne's glove on the ensuing 4-on-4 to make it 3-0 with just 10 seconds left in the first. Bryan also will sing four songs that will be streamed live on and shown on TV screens inside Bridgestone Arena before Pittsburgh plays Nashville and also for fans at watch parties in downtown Nashville. Read More »

People In The NBA Think LeBron Is Headed West After Next Season

It's early still, but the experience of doing it a year ago - against the very team that had it done to them - instantly added some needed drama to this 2017 title chase, as steep as the hill still looks. Neither does he, and KD's menacing, 6-foot-9 presence from the paint to the perimeter is a big reason unbeaten Golden State is closing in on its second championship in three years. Read More »

Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes by 2 lengths for Pletcher

Epicharis had been treated with medication on Wednesday and Thursday and did not train either of the two days leading to the race. He saddled Always Dreaming to victory in the Run for the Roses. Ridden by Jose Ortiz, Tapwrit ran 1 1/2 miles in 2:30.02 on his home track. It was over three seconds slower than American Pharoah's Triple Crown triumph two years ago. Read More »

PSG told Juve, Barca target that he's indispensable


Verratti reportedly met with PSG's new sporting director, Antero Henrique, this week to communicate the decision to him. The 24-year-old Italy global is also on Manchester United and Chelsea's radar, but report in Spain say it is Barcelona who are the most keen. Read More »

Penguins defeat Predators in Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final


The defending Stanley Cup champions needed just over three minutes at the start of the third period to turn a taut Game 2 into a runaway, beating Pekka Rinne three times in a 4-1 victory on Wednesday night to inch closer to becoming the first team in almost 20 years to win back-to-back titles. Read More »

Health of Nashville defenceman Ryan Ellis still in question

Rinne performed superbly in two wins at home in Nashville, stopping 50-of-52 shots. Gonna to try to avoid the Crosby/Subban stuff now. Thursday night he was as good as we've seen him. When Hainsey, who waited 907 regular-season games before reaching the playoffs for the first time this season, tapped in a pass from Malkin to make it 6-0, the stage was set for the Penguins to return to familiar territory. Read More »

Penguins regroup, Predators look for road magic


PITTSBURGH (AP ) - Pekka Rinne's struggles in Pittsburgh have his Nashville Predators on the brink of elimination. Sidney Crosby played his best game of the playoffs and set his teammates up with lovely chances. When red hot Kevin Fiala went down in Game 1 of the second round against the Blues with a fractured femur, the next man up filled his shoes. After the third goal went by him to end the period, his night was over after allowing three goals on nine shots. Read More »

Defensemen helping Penguins play fast in Stanley Cup Final

But no one on the ice - perhaps no one off the ice, either - could match Crosby's fire. It all started with some trash talk between the two after a Predators win in Game 3, which apparently involved Crosby telling Subban he had some bad breath that he should work on. Read More »

Rafael Nadal v Stan Wawrinka - player profiles

No player with a single-handed backhand has ever managed to contain Nadal on Court Philippe Chatrier, where he will attempt to win an unprecedented 10th French Open on Sunday. When the other Swiss great was getting spooked by Djokovic at the 2015 Wimbledon and US Open finals, Wawrinka didn't seem to have that problem and took him out at the French and Flushing Meadows easily. Read More »

Pakistan stun South Africa

South Africa knew that spin-heavy Pakistan were going to be a threat on an Edgbaston track that was used twice before in recent days. He is the best player in the world so it's nice when he does perform, and that's 95% of the time. "He's a quality player". That makes Sunday's clash with India at The Oval potentially pivotal to a South Africa side who beat Sri Lanka in their group opener. Read More »