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LeBron's title window may have been shut by Warriors

The Warriors, who beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them previous year after squandering a 3-1 series lead, went a record-setting 15-1 in the playoffs, their only loss coming in Game Four of the best-of-seven championship. Read More »

Andrew Benintendi is out of the Red Sox lineup against Yankees

The supposedly innocent remark was made in the fourth inning when Yankees' pitching coach Larry Rothschild and the team's Japanese translator came out of the dugout to confer with Tanaka. But Betts and the Red Sox got a cool play out of it. In the fourth inning, the strap on his right knee brace broke. "It was scary", Sabathia said. In his last five starts, Sabathia has given up five runs (four earned) in 32.1 innings. Read More »

Manchester United agree £31m deal for Benfica's Lindelof

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The Red Devils have confirmed their first major signing of the off-season, with Swedish defender Victor Lindelof leaving the Estadio da Luz to move to Old Trafford. Lindelof has always been a target for United manager Jose Mourinho . When one piece of footage of Lindelöf, on worldwide duty for Sweden, started doing the rounds on social media, it didn't take long before some United fans were poking fun at the pair. Read More »

Monaco star, Fabinho reportedly joins Manchester United for £40m

On the other hand, Chris Smalling is heading out of Old Trafford. Especially once the deals for Victor Lindelof and Alvaro Morata are concluded. The Swedish worldwide, 22, will become Jose Mourinho's first summer signing. Smalling joined United from Fulham in 2010 and has gone on to make nearly 250 appearances. Now, yet another name has emerged who could well be set to enter the Old Trafford ranks. Read More »

James' 3-on-3? Johnson, Jordan

With 3-on-3 on everyone's minds, it only made sense to ask the current best player on the planet who his dream squad would be. "I think it's great for basketball", James said Sunday in Oakland, where the Cavaliers were preparing for Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday. Read More »

Australia's Steve Smith frustrated by Oval abandonment

Australia needed twenty overs to be delivered for the result to stand under the Duckworth-Lewis system, but they fell four short of that target to see the result void. Australia may be tempted to play Adam Zampa in this must-win clash. "It's obviously not ideal for both sides to have a washout". The rain, however, returned before the field was ready and the match was finally called off around an hour later. Read More »

British cycling criticized for lack of governance in report

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UK Sport , who operate a tough funding to medals potential policy, are taken to task over their failure to monitor properly the poisonous atmosphere at British Cycling's headquarters in Manchester. The Australian was suspended, but immediately quit. The Cycling Independent Report (CIR) states that "good governance" was lacking at British Cycling's board , which failed to act on warnings from an internal report in 2012. Read More »

Warriors wins National Basketball Association title after beating Cleveland Cavaliers

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He scored 39 points in a fast-and-furious, Finals-clinching 129-120 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 on Monday night, giving his team a 4-1 victory in the seven-game series. The city of Oakland is gearing up for a Thursday parade to celebrate the Golden State Warriors latest National Basketball Association title. "And when Steph turned that corner, I think it was after Christmas Day, when he turned that corner, we became nearly unbeatable". Read More »

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title over Cavaliers

It showed how Durant has been questioned from the very start of his career, when he was considered too skinny and "soft" to make it in the National Basketball Association. For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website . Stephen A. on the other hand, had some explaining to do and after being encouraged by the live studio audience he finally uttered the words "I'm Sorry" to mama Durant. Read More »

LeBron James: Cavs didn't fail against Warriors in NBA Finals

Smith and others across the world owe Kevin Durant for the hate, shade and belittling they gave him the second he revealed he was signing with the Golden State Warriors last summer . That pushed Golden State to add Durant as a free agent last July and the results have been devastating. Curry had Durant to complement his game this time, to take some pressure off. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko fights back in fairytale final

The Latvian also came back from a 1-3 deficit in the third set to power on to victory. Ostapenko just turned 20 years old two days before she was crowned as champion on Saturday. The 20-year old had come to the Roland Garros as a virtually unknown young player from Latvia but with heaps of aggression and self-belief. PARIS Jelena Ostapenko says "anything is possible" when she is hitting the ball true and it was hard to disagree as she addressed a Roland Garros news conference with ... Read More »

NBA Finals Hit Game 5 High

Kevin Durant's mom Wanda, aka The Real MVP, made an appearance on ESPN's First Take this morning to come face to face with Stephen A. Smith , one of the many people who criticized her son's decision to leave OKC in favor of forming a superteam in the Bay Area. Read More »

US Open: Statistically, Dustin Johnson is getting better

Only two other golfers ( Johnson , Jason Dufner ) even have three. 8 - None of the last eight U.S. Opens has been decided by a playoff, the last one dating back to 2008, when Tiger Woods famously held off Rocco Mediate. 6 - Sergio Garcia won this year's Masters, his first major victory in his 74th attempt. Johnson, the top-ranked player in the World Rankings and FedEx Cup standings, didn't play in the Masters after suffering a deep bruise in his lower back the Wednesday before the ... Read More »

Richard, Cordero lead Padres past slumping Reds 6-2

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Richard (5-7) allowed two runs on eight hits, two walks and a hit batter while striking out six in 8 2/3 innings. "Unfortunately in the ninth, I wasn't able to get it done". "Baseball's a amusing game and sometimes you can make pitches and get weak contact and they find holes and other times you can make bad pitches and they hit it right at guys", Feldman said. Read More »

Sarfraz the hero as Pakistan squeeze into Champions Trophy semis

This trio can exploit the little bit of uneven bounce and seam movement that has been more evident in Cardiff than at Edgbaston and The Oval. " England is a very good team, a very, very good team", Sarfraz said. They [the coaches] know about my natural game. "If you are playing a world-class team, you play more positive cricket". With Pakistan facing tournament hosts England in Wednesday's first semi-final in Cardiff , three of the four teams left in the tournament are all from the ... Read More »

'I got us into this mess'

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Britain's Press Association, quoting two unnamed sources from the meeting, said May told lawmakers at a closed-door session that she admitted she was the one who "got us into this mess " and vowed that she would be the one who will " get us out of it ". Read More »

Frampton confirms return to Belfast to begin bounce back from first defeat

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A press conference is due next week to confirm Frampton's opponent along with the venue. It is thought the fight could take place in Windsor Park. Already ranked number three in the IBF rankings, Frampton could be chosen as Selby's next voluntary so the Irishman just needs a tick-over fight to please his fans in order to get back in the win column before another world championship chance. Read More »

Faria leads Rays to 8-1 rout of Blue Jays

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I feel pretty good out there. He had a really good fastball to change-up. "Pitching's been there for us, defense has been there for us for the most part". Evan Longoria had two hits and two RBIs for Tampa Bay. The Rays added two more runs in the fourth to take a 6-0 lead. Former Blue Jay Colby Rasmus tacked on another run in the seventh, driving in Longoria with a sacrifice fly. Read More »

Pakistan set up England semi-final

But Morris said they have sold out two of the four games Cardiff is hosting. The game here against New Zealand wasn't exactly crash, bang, wallop. "We had ostensibly sold that game out". "It's odd but 8000 seats were empty for matches because people didn't turn up. Whether that has had an impact I don't know". Read More »

Golden State Warriors: 5 reasons they'll repeat as National Basketball Association champions in 2018

Warriors forward Kevin Durant , 28, was named the Most Valuable Player of the Finals. Instead, this time, James could look dispassionately at what happened. But Kyrie Irving missed all six of his shots in the fourth quarter after his back and knee stiffened. Down by eight points, the Warriors responded with a 30-8 scoring run over the next seven-plus minutes of play. Read More »

Frampton set for Belfast bout with Gutierrez

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The same can be said of the Jackal's dream of fighting at Windsor Park as the July fight is going ahead at the SSE Arena. The Belfast fighter had been hoping to complete the trilogy of bouts against Santa Cruz but the Mexican boxer refused a fight in Frampton's home town. Read More »