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Irving saves his best for when Cavs

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To hear them tell it, they're eyes have been appropriately widened. The build-up to game 5, which begins at 6 tonight and airs on ABC , should bring it back into focus. Being down 3-1, we understand that it's a predicament that we put ourselves in. "That's up to us". Add to that the fact that the Cavaliers know they face an uphill battle to come back and beat Golden State, and I think the odds have swung heavily in favor of the team from the Bay. Read More »

Mexico beats Honduras 3-0, closes in on World Cup berth

They pulled five points clear at the top and have conceded just one goal in five games ahead of hosting the United States on Sunday. Defence: Diego Reyes (real Sociedad, Spain), Nestor Araujo (Santos), Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina, Italy), Rafa márquez, Luis Reyes (both satin), Hector Moreno (PSV, Netherlands), Osvaldo Alanis (Chivas). Read More »

Ireland boss O'Neill laments referee's performance

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Ireland has 12 points and is provisionally one point clear ahead of Serbia, which plays Wales later. You tell me what's wrong with the goal . "The linesman has thought he's given the goal and he's nearly up at the halfway line before he's called back". Read More »

Warriors head to Game 5 with Green in tow

Warriors coach Steve Kerr was in denial past year. But it seems like an even more improbable task than it did past year. "So I think game four, talking trash, being physical, whatever you got to do to try to get that edge to win, you got to do it". Read More »

Intensity grows as Warriors on the brink, Cavs on edge

It's safe to assume that most Warriors fans didn't see this coming and now the world must wait for another game for an outcome. "They got us where they want us", James said. Game 4 was nice for Cleveland and all, but it was fool's gold. The Warriors lead 3-1 in the best-of-7 series. The Warriors ended the game on an 11-0 run. Read More »

Tiger Woods blames medication for his arrest

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More details emerge from Tiger Woods' DUI arrest . According to a police report released on Tuesday, Woods had "extremely slow and slurred speech" after being awoken by a police officer, who found the golfer's vehicle stopped in the right lane of the roadway and still running. Read More »

Cavs open Game 5 with backs against the wall

Cavs guard JR Smith took issue with Lue's wording. This is partly because Cleveland players have been in the league about two years longer than Golden State players on average, and because Cleveland features less " home grown" talent. "Every game is do-or-die and we understand that", Kyrie Irving said. For almost a year, Golden State star Kevin Durant has been answering questions patiently about how his joining the Warriors came about. Read More »

LeBron James rules out playing 3-on-3 basketball in 2020 Olympics

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If LeBron James ultimately decides to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers, a factor could his "still-rocky relationship with Dan Gilbert", according to a source. "I stay out of the 1-on-1 matchups during our practice, the 2-on-2 and the 3-on-3s. So probably not. I probably won't be part of the 3-on-3 matchup". Read More »

India thrash South Africa to reach ICC Champions Trophy semis

South Africa's innings would end in another embarrassing run-out as a mix-up saw Imran Tahir out in the 45th over to leave India a modest target of 192 to reach the final four. A third one could well be on the cards as both India and South Africa boast of top-class batsmen. South Africa's one-day skipper De Villiers (16) was next to the crease but he was run out as South Africa tried to sneak a single. Read More »

Kyrie Irving saves best for when Cleveland Cavaliers face Finals elimination

Granted the Warriors are a much tougher team this season, but they've been able to pull it out when they needed it most. Call them names. Write them off. But beyond their resiliency, the Cavs have displayed a mental toughness through all kinds of adversity. But there is a sense that if the Warriors do not finish the Cavs Monday, they go back to OH finding the oxygen getting thin and the lungs starting to self-sear. Read More »

Mets slugger Cespedes leaves game with sore left heel

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John Lackey went 6.0 innings last Wednesday against the Marlins, but allowed five runs for the third time in his last four outings, and fell to 0-3 with a 6.65 ERA those starts. Cespedes was visited in the field in the fifth inning by manager Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez. The team announced he departed with a sore left heel. Read More »

Stats: Hashim Amla becomes the quickest to 25 ODI centuries

It became a double wicket over just three balls later when Tahir trapped Chamara Kapugedera for a duck. It was Tahir who clinched the game from Sri Lanka in the second innings as he got the wicket of Upul Tharanga who was going well after scoring his half-century. Read More »

Twins draft California prep shortstop Royce Lewis at No. 1

Lewis also plays outfield, and scouts are divided as to whether his future would be at shortstop - which is how Commissioner Rob Manfred described Lewis's position when he announced the pick - or whether, like Jones, Upton and (eventually) Rodriguez, he would ultimately be moved elsewhere on the field. Read More »

Draymond Green Stands by Remarks Made About Cleveland

LeBron left Cleveland because he was the only player worth a ring on the roster the first time around. Will Steph Curry go off? Irving (7 of 12), Kevin Love (6 of 8) and J.R. And it would be his second, and to do it against a great team would be special. So that's what you want to do. Somehow, though, Irving not only got the shot away but turned it into a flawless three-pointer, off balance. Read More »

Draymond Green, Steve Kerr Technical Foul Mixup Clarified by Game 4 Officials

A second technical would have removed him from the game, so the first was obviously on his head coach, Steve Kerr . Doris Burke, ABC sideline reporter, during the game: "I've checked with the men at the officials" table. "Thank God I get to play in Game 5", Green said. They show me how important I am to them. He said he knew all along the first tech wasn't on him. Read More »

Draymond Green eyes Game 5 redemption, not technical KO

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Then, just over halfway through the third quarter, Green was whistled for another technical after being called for a foul against the Cavaliers' Kevin Love. They also set an NBA Finals record for most people scored in a half, and most three-point field goals made. Kyrie Irving talked about "some chatter in there, and that adds some extra motivation". Read More »

French Open 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko: Anything is possible

The decisive shot was her 54th victor of a match that lasted a minute under two hours - and while it should also be pointed out that she made exactly the same number of unforced errors , the enduring memory will be of the flashing strokes sending Halep scrambling around desperately to try to stay with her. Read More »

Jordan Olympic shoes sell for record $190373

Game use is evident throughout, with proper heel drag, leather creasing and light scuffing. The shoes are the last pair Jordan wore in a competition as an amateur, the SCP auction house said. That offer was blown straight out of the water when Nike quintupled the amount of money with a 5-year deal, along with stock options that brought the total to a whopping $7 million, plus a promise of a signature shoe. Read More »

Chris Smalling insists he has nothing to prove after Jose Mourinho's criticism

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He trusted and defended me. As things stand, United are not likely to offer a new deal to the 35-year-old, who found himself in the Premier League's official list of players released on Friday. The 24-year-old also said that the trust Mourinho has placed in his players helped them grow better as a player. We had a talk and I had a good feeling from the first moment on. Read More »

Scooter Gennett blasts 4 home runs in a game for Reds

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Louis Cardinals , Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Cincinnati . Scooter Gennett made baseball history on Tuesday night when he hit four home runs - including a grand slam - in the Cincinnati Reds' 13-1 win against the St. Mitch Moreland and Hanley Ramirez went back-to-back in the fourth, and Andrew Benintendi hit a long solo home run in the fifth. Evan Longoria drove in a run for Tampa Bay with a first-inning single off Quintana, who allowed one run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings. Read More »

White Sox select Jake Burger with 11th pick in major league draft

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It's possible he could eventually move to first base for the White Sox. "Jake was the guy we identified early, the guy we thought had the best right-handed power in the country", Hostetler said. Hostetler described Burger as a high-energy, fun person who is an "exceptional leader". Among the stories relayed to the Sox was that Burger insisted on joining a Missouri State project to paint their clubhouse even though he had mono. Read More »

Another US appeals court keeps Trump's travel ban blocked

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The 4th Circuit had ruled that the ban, which replaced an earlier January 27 one also blocked by the courts, "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination" aimed at Muslims. Instead, they focused on federal law. The development posed another big challenge to Trump, who is trying to fulfil his campaign promise of preventing people from entering who could potentially do harm to the US. Read More »