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Kabul blast: Attack kills 90 near diplomatic area in Afghanistan

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Mirwais Yasini, a lawmaker from the eastern province of Nangarhar who was at the site, said the explosion was so powerful that it caused a 15-meter crater and shattered windowpanes in a number of buildings, including some embassies. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, though both the Taliban and the Islamic State group have staged large-scale attacks in the Afghan capital in the past. Read More »

Manchester United set to make big money move for Alvaro Morata

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The Red Devils are expected to be busy this summer and have already confirmed the signing of Benfica defender Victor Lindelof ahead of next season. And not only does he intend to move to the Premier League , the Spain worldwide wants Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale to join him at the Red Devils, according to Spanish publication Don Balon . Read More »

Rafael Nadal wins French open for a record tenth time

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Nadal is a two-time Wimbledon champion, but the last of those successes came in 2010 and he has failed to go beyond the fourth round since 2011. "I play my best at all events, but the feeling here is impossible to describe". Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning the final against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka . When the ball was in play, Nadal barely missed at all. Read More »

Liverpool target Tadic opens the door for Southampton exit

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For me this just screams lazy journalism and I just don't see this as being a believable move for the Reds to make, especially after the van Dijk fiasco. You never know in football. In every club, sometimes players leave. Should Tadic move to Anfield, he would follow a well-trodden path, with Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Rickie Lambert, Nathaniel Clyne and Sadio Mane all making the switch from St Mary's in the past three years. Read More »

Steve Kerr expected to return as Golden State Warriors coach

I'm just so happy Kevin has broken through. Sometimes lost in all the chatter about a possible Warriors' dynasty is the fact that Golden State plays lovely, often unselfish team ball. As Curry said after the win, "We accomplished something special". If you give all your effort and all the fight and all the heart you got, it doesn't necessarily mean you're going to win, and that's what's tough about sports. Read More »

French Open 2017: Dominic Thiem drubs Horacio Zeballos to reach last eight

The 23-year-old Austrian - like Nadal and third seed Stan Wawrinka - has not dropped a set on his way to the last eight, needing little over an hour and a half to win 6-1 6-3 6-1 against unseeded Argentine Horacio Zeballos. "It's very important for me to be in the quarter-finals one more time ", said Nadal, who turned 31 on Saturday. Since then, though, the highlight for Djokovic was a runner-up finish at the U.S. Read More »

Golden State Warriors' NBA Finals Win Takes Social Media By Storm

Five years ago, Durant was playing his first National Basketball Association finals, and he didn't manage to win the ring with Oklahoma. Led by Finals MVP Kevin Durant , Golden State outscored teams by 13.5 points per game during its historic postseason run that included sweeps of the Trail Blazers, Jazz and Spurs. Read More »

Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit

After the Game 5 win that clinched the Finals for the Warriors, Durant was asked about his level of respect for James, and KD took the time to truly show his appreciation for his competitor. I'm just excited to do something special. "It may be the last thing they say, but they're always gonna have to say you're a champion ". But the point is they had a chance - they were this close - and put up a substantially better fight than they did in the first two games. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 5, win NBA title

Three-point jump shots, points in the paint, and a tight defense gave them the lead going into the fourth quarter . Steve Kerr is expected to return to the Golden State Warriors' sideline after the team won its second National Basketball Association championship in three seasons under Kerr's direction on Monday night, Warriors general manager Bob Myers confirmed. Read More »

Finals MVP Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors

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They made their group plea to Kevin Durant last summer, Stephen Curry and the core of the Golden State Warriors traveling cross-country to go at a prized free agent the only way they do it around here: with “Strength in Numbers.”. He had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in the clincher. Unlike Game 4, when the Cavs exploded for an NBA Finals record 86 points in the first half and led by 16, the Warriors were in control. Read More »

Warriors Win Title, LeBron Contemplates Future

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Barring a major shakeup to James' supporting cast or a move to another team, the three-times National Basketball Association champion may never find a way to solve a Golden State Warriors squad that just dominated the playoffs like no team ever before. Read More »

New Mexico Senator frustrated by Sessions' refusal to answer questions

Wyden added Sessions answers didn't pass "the smell test". Sessions said he did not mislead Congress because the encounters were part of his job as a USA senator, not as a Trump campaign representative. But Sessions on Tuesday declined to divulge much information about Comey's firing beyond what was already publicly known. Sessions was involved in the Trump campaign since early 2016. Read More »

Amla, Tahir propel Proteas to big win

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On Sunday, Pakistan will take on arch rivals India India at Birmingham. In terms of the number of innings required to reach the 25-century milestone, Amla is comfortably out on his own. Sri Lanka squad: Angelo Mathews (capt), Upul Tharanga (vice-capt), Niroshan Dickwella , Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera , Asela Gunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal , Lasith Malinga , Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Nuwan Kulasekera, Thisara Perera , Lakshan Sandakan, Seekkuge Prasanna. Read More »

Warriors fans celebrate NBA title with street party

With time ticking down Durant sauntered up to the arc and hoisted the shot that put the Warriors up for good over LeBron, as they moved into a 3-0 lead with a 118-13 triumph. But he said: "It's a team sport". Pretty much all their big-name guys are in their 20s, and they don't show any signs of slowing down. "I have no reason to put my head down", said James, who finished with averages of 33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists in the five-game series. Read More »

LeBron Likes 3-on-3 Olympics, Not Interested in Playing

I probably won't be a part of the three-on-three matchup that it has to offer". "But as far as that team, they're going to be here for a while". The U.S. Unlike regular 5-on-5 basketball, the 3-on-3 team is made up of only four guys, three on the court and one sub. Following the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 5 loss to the Golden State Warriors , LeBron James was asked if there was ever a point in which he felt they were overmatched. Read More »

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant look to build a Warriors dynasty

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But coach Steve Kerr , who only returned to the team in time for game two of the finals after a period of medical leave to deal with complications arising from back surgery, joked afterwards: "We have very little talent actually, it's mostly coaching!" "This is the culmination of a year where they grew together and learned each other's games and got better and better all year and it was just phenomenal to be a part of". Read More »

NBA Champion Golden State Warriors Won't Visit the White House

He acquired veterans J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert in 2015, fired coach David Blatt and promoted Tyronn Lue midway through the '16 season and added Kyle Korver , Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut this year. One Warrior has already publicly stated he won't make the trip if the offer is placed on the table. When the smoke cleared, the Cavaliers found themselves down by 17 - needing a late second-quarter rally just to stay attached for the second half. Read More »

Berger achieves rare back-to-back St. Jude win

Sydneysider Jones, who began his round on the 10th, couldn't rediscover the first-round radar with his approach shots, but played some exquisite chips and clutch putts around several greens to maintain his challenge. A birdie on the 15th saw him move clear of the pack, which at one point included nine players tied for the lead, but he was made to wait for his win to be confirmed as Rafael Cabrera Bello continued his final round. Read More »

Russell: Yankees Sabathia Pitching Like Vintage CC

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While Tanaka has seemingly lost his form that made him the ace of the staff over the past three seasons, Sabathia has provided a steady presence to the rotation. Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius responded with an RBI single in the second to tie the game at 1-all and give Tanaka some breathing space, but the Japanese right-hander was unable to find his rhythm on the mound and was relieved by Tommy Layne after doing further damage. Read More »

Judge, Yankees batter Orioles 16-3 for 4th straight win

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The Orioles can only hope they're relevant in September. After wowing his teammates, Judge then hit another in the seventh against Jimmy Yacobonis, who was making his major league debut. Chances are, by this point next week, the New York Yankees rookie slugger will have done something else to capture our imaginations. Let's take a look at Severino's last five starts: 33 1/3 innings, 1.35 ERA, 37 strikeouts, eight walks. Read More »

Cavs' best not enough, trail 3-0 in NBA Finals

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The three-time champion stopped driving to the basket in the second half of Game 2 and he looked spent on the bench when he took a break during the third quarter. Durant is averaging 34 points, 10 rebounds and 6.0 assists in the Finals, joining Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal as the only players with at least 25 points in their first eight Finals games. Read More »