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Sensational Simona Halep hits back to win first Grand Slam in style

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On the way to the final, Halep has beaten Elise Mertens, Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguruza . For the first time in a young career filled with both success and heartbreak, Simona Halep is a Grand Slam champion. Stephens's run to Saturday's final comes after a roller-coaster year since her US Open stunner. After climbing up the stands, Pat Cash-style, to hug her Australian coach Darren Cahill, the 26-year-old Romanian said: "Honestly, I can't believe it". Read More »

Could this be LeBron James’ final home game in Cleveland?

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Golden State, which has won eight of its last nine NBA Finals games against the Cavs, is a back-to-back champion for the first time in franchise history and has captured the title in three of the last four years. That depth proved to be too much for a Cleveland team that lacked options after LeBron James . By the start of the fourth quarter, the only question was whether Curry would win his first NBA Finals MVP or if it would go to Durant for the second year in a row. Read More »

Stephens stands in Halep's path

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And I think we played many matches. "I will put everything I have Saturday on the court". -When you buy Tennis Channel Plus, your 12-month subscription gets you access to every ATP Masters 1000 tournament played outside the USA, and every round through the finals of WTA Indian Wells, Miami and Cincinnati. Read More »

Simona Halep beats Muguruza at French Open to reach 4th Slam final

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She led 5-2 in the second before being broken when serving for the match - only to seal victory at the second time of asking. She double-faulted three times in the opening game, part of her 27 unforced errors. It also was a rematch of the US Open final won by Stephens in September previous year. 'I have had good opportunities in finals, and I have taken advantage of them, ' the American said. Read More »

President Trump won’t be inviting the NBA champions to the White House

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The Cavs weren't the one-man team they often seem to be in the first half, with James, Smith and Love all scoring in double digits as Love led the way with 15 points to go with 10 first-half rebounds. Huge flames shot from the scoreboard. The high water mark was Curry going off for 33 points and a Finals-record nine three-pointers in Game 2 . The Warriors are 8-18 ATS in their last 26 games following a win and 1-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Read More »

Kevin Durant Explains Stone-Cold Glare After Drilling Dagger 3 Vs. Cavaliers

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James has attempted over two more three pointers per game on the road (6.4), but in 11 games on opponents' courts is averaging roughly seven fewer points at 31.7 per game. "That was wonderful what he did out there tonight", said Warriors coach Steve Kerr of Durant. "He's one of the best one-on-one players in our league.? But his one-on one ability really saved them again tonight". Read More »

Alexander Zverev says coaching code violation was ridiculous

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Despite all this, Thiem remained rock solid on the other side of the net, and though Zverev was able to hold for 5-2, Thiem comfortably served out the second set to take complete control of the match. "The first two sets were incredible but then he (Nishikori) raised his levels", Thiem said. If she wins that match, Keys could meet Stephens in an all-American semifinal . Read More »

LeBron: Facing the Warriors is like playing against the Patriots

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They lost the rebounding battle 47-37, but dished out 27 assists and just 10 turnovers compared to Cleveland's 20 assists and 13 turnovers. Ray Allen had set the previous record with the Boston Celtics in 2010. Who knows how many legitimate suitors there will be by the time free agency hits. The Cavs began the second quarter with an 21-9 run, James scoring eight points and Love netting the final eight for Cleveland to produce their biggest lead at 50-37. Read More »

Brave Cavaliers fan flies his team’s colors high above Warriors territory

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The Cavs, down 0-2 in the series, face a virtual must-win situation because no National Basketball Association team has ever come back to win a series after trailing 0-3. Wednesday's culprit was Kevin Durant , the superstar forward who signed with the Warriors before last season with the hope of creating a dynasty. "We know coming on the road is going to be tougher". Read More »

Steph Curry's three-pointers festival sinks LeBron James' Cavaliers

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If we focus on that, good things happen individually all across the board. Game 3 - which will be played Wednesday in Cleveland - is the series' pivotal game. Kevin Durant pushed the Golden State Warriors to dynasty's doorstep. Learn from how sleepwalking through the third quarter on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time) made Game 2 of this series much more interesting than it ever should have been, at least until Stephen Curry went wild in the fourth quarter. Read More »

Cavs' Perkins warns Curry and Warriors

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When Love has guarded Curry in this series (that's happened nine times in two games) the Warriors' guard has not scored, but the Warriors, as a team, have averaged a gaudy 1.55 points on those possessions. "Obviously it's a great feeling to see both teams performing so well", Rahul Kadavakolu, director of global marketing and branding at Rakuten Inc, told Reuters. Read More »

Andre Iguodala upgraded to questionable for Game 3 vs. Cavs

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And the Cavs will be on home turf for the next two games. "At the end of the day, you control what you can control". In case you needed a reminder, just look back at what happened in June 2016. "But we know this is just getting started ". "They're good. They're great, actually". And J.R. seemed to mouth, " I thought we were ahead ". He provides a defensive dynamic that no other player on their roster can really give them. Read More »

Warriors take game one of the National Basketball Association finals

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It's a huge play. "Tonight we played as well as we've played all postseason, and we gave ourselves a chance possession after possession after possession", James said. Perhaps the most important moment near the end of regulation came when the officials reviewed and ultimately reversed what had been called a charge on the court. Read More »

Warriors back in NBA Finals again after test from Rockets

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We can't use game one as a feel-out game. "We shuffled in different lineups, we shuffled in different players, we made a trade at the deadline, and I can't sit here right now and say that the Finals was a part of my thinking". The comparison was not far-fetched as some people made it seem. The comparison and conversation with Michael Jordan is out the door then. Despite the grueling series with the Rockets that went seven games, Warriors fans shouldn't worry about player's focus. Read More »

LeBron James leads Cleveland Cavaliers to finals with victory over Boston Celtics

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The network's impressive ECF has been matched by TNT's broadcast of the Western Conference Finals, which was up 33 percent from a year ago heading into Golden State's Game 7 win over Houston on Monday night. The Cavs didn't exactly miss Love in his absence against Boston . If both teams stay healthy, Golden State's going to win. That's despite his Cavs team undergoing several roster changes throughout the season and incurring injuries along the way. Read More »

Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals is a total mismatch, says Jeff Van Gundy

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It doesn't take much more than a second look, however, to realize that Durant is doing things that no Warrior has ever done and, in some cases, no National Basketball Association player has ever done. As the season played out, though, that predictable NBA Finals matchup seemed awfully unpredictable. At 33 and in his 15th season, James has played in each of the Cavs' 100 games. Read More »

Lightning-Capitals: Tampa Bay's Game 7 to-do list

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Ovechkin has been leading in many ways even when he hasn't been showing up on the scoresheet. "First period of Game 5, bottle that up and do it three times ". The Golden Knights' top scorer during the playoffs has been former Lightning forward Jonathan Marchessault with 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists). Read More »

Warriors tickets for NBA Finals go on sale Tuesday

Besides that, they breezed through the playoffs on their way back to the finals. So it came as little surprise that Golden State erased that deficit and took a 76-69 lead into the fourth quarter. Jeff Green had 19 points and eight rebounds, J.R. Smith scored 12 points and Tristan Thompson had 10 with nine boards for the Cavaliers . "I mean, the bigger the stage, the bigger the player, and he's been doing it for us since we've been here", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. Read More »

Can the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets do the impossible?

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He'll be evaluated". Warriors: Golden State's 33-point third quarter was its first 30-point period since the third in Game 4 . This leads to the formation of superteams consisting of two, three or more perennial all-stars and Most Valuable Player candidates joining forces on the same squad. Read More »

Will Sports Betting Come To Ohio?

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Betting on horse racing has been permitted in most U.S. states but Nevada was essentially the only USA state until now where gamblers could legally lay down money on other pastimes. Bradley continued along this path when asked specifically what the effect of the court's ruling will be. He encouraged Alabama residents to travel to MS because it is the closest state that will likely have state-sponsored gambling in the near future. Read More »

Tyronn Lue's shortcomings key in Game 1

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BOSTON - For the second time in the three postseason series the Cleveland Cavaliers have played this spring, LeBron James and the Cavs find themselves needing to bounce back from a blowout loss in Game 1, after the Boston Celtics trounced Cleveland 108-83 on Sunday . Read More »

Manchester City have chance to dominate Premier League, says Alan Shearer

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At the other end of the table, Swansea's seven-season stay in the Premier League came to an end as they were relegated to the Championship after a 2-1 defeat by Stoke. "I thought we put in a fantastic, professional performance, which is what I demanded before the game and credit to the guys". " It means the club is happy with my work, they trust me, and I hope to meet their expectations on the pitch and bring a lot of joy to the fans ". Read More »