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Author: 0 NBA Finals -- Cavs avoid sweep, thrash Warriors in Game 4

Cleveland attempted one more 3-pointer (45) than they did on Wednesday, but made two-times as many (24). We were just talking. Kevin Durant scored 35 points but Stephen Curry only scored 14 points on 4-of-13 shooting and Klay Thompson added 13.

Author: 0 Could LeBron Pass MJ as Greatest Ever?

Without him, they're minus-11. While James was literally consistent in the past three games, averaging a terrific triple-double of 32 points, 12 rebounds and 10.3 assists per game entering Game 3, that can not be said of Irving and Love. Now the Warriors were ahead by a point. Golden State teammate Draymond Green has repeatedly been penalized for his past kicks, which the league deems an "unnatural act".

Sports Cubs SS Addison Russell returns to lineup against Rockies
Author: 0 Cubs SS Addison Russell returns to lineup against Rockies

Jake McGee came on in the eighth, yielding just a hit to Kris Bryant but otherwise keeping the Cubs tamped down in the inning. They lead the NL West by 2-1/2 games over the Dodgers and 3 over Arizona, who both lost on Friday. As much as Montgomery enjoys being a part of that group, he is hoping to secure a regular spot in the rotation at some point. Everybody wants to do good, and you don't want to let your team down.

Author: 0 NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from last year

LeBron James drives on Kevin Durant during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night. James said after the game that the Cavs have championship DNA as well, and that they showed it Friday night. Steph Curry had 14, Klay Thompson had 13, and Draymond Green had 16 points for the Warriors. Irving scored 40 points while James added 31 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists and Kevin Love contributed 23 points as the defending champion Cavaliers snapped Golden State's ...

Author: 0 Nadal targets 10th French Open title against Wawrinka

Wawrinka is enormously unsafe and does not lack for confidence, even if only two men have beaten Nadal on the court at the French Open: Robin Soderling in 2009 and Djokovic two years ago. The post Wawrinka stops Murray in French Open semi-final appeared first on The Nation Nigeria . "I'm really happy to be in the final", said Wawrinka who is now 4-1 vs Murray on clay.

Sports Djokovic makes winning French Open start on Agassi's watch
Author: 0 Djokovic makes winning French Open start on Agassi's watch

The 2017 French Open is now underway at Roland Garros in Paris , with the world's biggest tennis stars looking to win the open title and scoop nearly $2 million in prize money. The fourth seed will meet Estonia's Anett Kontaveit for a place in round three as Schiavone, who turns 37 in June, bid farewell to the tournament for possibly the final time.

Author: 0 Kiwis beat British to reach America's Cup challenger finals

If one of the two teams now leading the points table wins two of their three races today, they will go through to the final. Sweden's Team Artemis completed their remarkable comeback to eliminate SoftBank Team Japan from the America's Cup Challenger semi-final series on Friday and set up a showdown with Emirates Team New Zealand.

Author: 0 Perfect shot: Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 Finals lead

That gave the Warriors a lead they held the rest of the way. However, a technical assessed to him in the first half was actually called on Warriors coach Steve Kerr, leading to the confusion. I've been working on that shot my whole life. See where we can get better and go from there. The Cavaliers stopped Golden State from celebrating and maybe started another comeback.

Author: 0 Durant's dagger 3 lifts Warriors over Cavs in Game 3

LeBron James has been sensational again for Cleveland, scoring 27 points on 11-for-14 shooting. Durant finished 31 points and eight rebounds, with guard Klay Thompson adding 30 points in a breakout performance after two weak games to start the series.

Sports Bill Belichick: Patriots file injury reports 'in compliance' with National Football League guidelines
Author: 0 Bill Belichick: Patriots file injury reports 'in compliance' with National Football League guidelines

Belichick was asked a follow-up wondering if it was challenging managing the reporting and treatment of concussions from a team standpoint? " We file our reports in compliance with league guidelines ", Belichick told reporters. Ask New England Patriots cornerback Eric Rowe about last year's Super Bowl , and he'll give you a very New England Patriots answer. "That's what we have medical staff for", Belichick said .

Author: 0 New Zealand wins toss, will bowl 1st against England

England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has played a remarkable scoop shot for six during England's Champions Trophy victory over New Zealand in Cardiff . England beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in its first match. It was at Cardiff , now a much-changed ground, where Bangladesh caused arguably the biggest of all ODI upsets by beating a powerful Australia side back in 2005.

Sports JR Smith predicts the Warriors will blow a 3-0 lead
Author: 0 JR Smith predicts the Warriors will blow a 3-0 lead

Within minutes of the game ending, Smith sent out a simple, yet mind-boggling tweet: "Cavs in 7". He later told Cleveland.com, "I got out of the shower and my phone was buzzing". But, he told reporters, "I could see myself saying that". But this time Smith says he's innocent. However, J.R. claims his account was hacked, telling reporters during his post-game interview, " I'm smarter than that ".

Author: 0 Indo-Canadian pair of Bopanna-Dabrowski clinch French Open mixed doubles title

Ostapenko converted her second match point with a forehand attack, her 50th victor of the match. It was measured at 76 miles per hour (122 kph), faster than the average of top-ranked men's player Andy Murray. When the pattern continued in the second set with Dabrowski failing to hold serve for a third time to go down a set and a break, it seemed as though Groenefeld's third Slam title - and her partner's first - would be a formality.

Sports Zimmer admits he should've taken eye injury more seriously
Author: 0 Zimmer admits he should've taken eye injury more seriously

Zimmer is back at Vikings practice after being told to take a leave while recovering from an eighth eye surgery. On Sunday, he met with his doctor, who cleared Zimmer to resume commanding practices on the field. During his absence, Zimmer watched video of the six practices he missed, His son, linebackers coach Adam Zimmer, and defensive line coach Andre Patterson were responsible for relaying Zimmer's directions to coaches.

Sports Ravens Sign Former Steelers CBs Brandon Boykin, Al-Hajj Shabazz
Author: 0 Ravens Sign Former Steelers CBs Brandon Boykin, Al-Hajj Shabazz

Hofstra eliminated its football program in 2009, so unless it reinstitutes the sport in the future, Arrington will be the last player from that school to appear on an NFL roster. Shabazz, 24, appeared in seven games with the Steelers and one with the Houston Texans in 2016. The Ravens suffered a major blow to their secondary with Young's injury last week, which came as his knee buckled returning an interception during the noncontact OTA workout.

Sports Legends Julius Erving, Magic Johnson think they could beat Warriors
Author: 0 Legends Julius Erving, Magic Johnson think they could beat Warriors

That quartet has led Golden State to a playoff sweep thus far, with the team's 14 straight postseason wins breaking a record that had been held by its own 2016-17 version and Johnson's 1988-89 Lakers, whose streak began in the previous playoffs and who were stunningly swept in the Finals by the Pistons.

Author: 0 Pakistan bowlers deliver, restrict South Africa to 219 for 8

Pakistan's crushing 124-run loss to title-holders India in their tournament opener at Edgbaston on Sunday was labelled the "Mother of all mismatches" by the Indian Express newspaper. Former England spinner Graeme Swann on TMS: "We thought this was going to be one-sided because of the way Pakistan played against India". Pakistan have applied to the ICC for an injury replacement, but they appear to have a stand-in already with them in Junaid Khan, who took four for 73 in a warm-up match ...

Sports 5 talking points ahead of the British and Irish Lions tour
Author: 0 5 talking points ahead of the British and Irish Lions tour

New Zealand sides do not often come up against teams who play like that. There are others who feel that trying to beat the All Blacks playing a similar brand to their all-singing, all-dancing style will only end one way - in defeat. While Chris Boyd's side will be without their All Blacks, the depth he has built at the 2016 champions means they should barely miss a step against what should essentially be midweek Lions side.

Sports Resilient Wawrinka ends French men's challenge to reach last eight
Author: 0 Resilient Wawrinka ends French men's challenge to reach last eight

The 21-year-old Russian has only one career title compared to Murray's 45. Former champion Stan Wawrinka became the oldest French Open semi-finalist in 32 years on Wednesday when he brushed aside Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. "He has won a lot of matches in a row against me". Monfils's best opportunity to stay in the match came during the second-set tiebreak, after he'd saved a bushel of match points with Wawrinka up 6-3.

Sports Torino intend to keep Belotti despite AC Milan and Man Utd links
Author: 0 Torino intend to keep Belotti despite AC Milan and Man Utd links

In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport , Urbano Cairo said, as quoted by the Metro: "I'm not thinking about selling Belotti". "After that, there is a release clause that would make me obliged to sell him, providing someone came in with €100m (£87m) from overseas".

Sports Halep pulls off great escape to join Pliskova in semis
Author: 0 Halep pulls off great escape to join Pliskova in semis

She lost just two games to Carla Suarez Navarro in the fourth round while Svitolina had to come from 2-5 down in the deciding set to beat Petra Martic. But, yeah. such a big event. While there was no obvious sign of the ankle problem the 25-year-old sustained in Rome, she could not get going and slumped 5-0 down before at least making the set score respectable.

Sports Sehwag applies for coach's job with two-line resume
Author: 0 Sehwag applies for coach's job with two-line resume

Reports of Kumble's differences with Virat Kohli would give the other candidates grounds for optimism, even if the influential India captain has denied any "rift" with the coach. Kumble has chose to send his application so that he can go through the same process as everyone else before turning up for the interview in front of the three-member cricket advisory committee.

Author: 0 Title-chasing Thiem gears up for tough Nadal test

Now, he has to get past nine-time champion Nadal if he is to take his place in a first Grand Slam final. He allowed Djokovic just eight points in the third set - only the ninth 6-0 "bagel" the 12-time major victor has ever conceded. "It's going to be the toughest match you can imagine", admitted the 23-year-old. According to ESPN Stats & Info, the -7 differential was her second worst set of the tournament (-8 in the second set of her first-round match against Jana Cepelova ).

Sports No result again gives Australia hopes a cold shower
Author: 0 No result again gives Australia hopes a cold shower

Chasing a moderate target of 183 runs, Australia were cruising at 83 for one from 16 overs. They required just 100 more with 34 overs remaining, but more germanely, when the weather finally closed in shortly before 7pm they had batted for 16 overs, four short of the 20 required for a complete match .

Sports No-fee Agassi open to Wimbledon role with Djokovic
Author: 0 No-fee Agassi open to Wimbledon role with Djokovic

After all, it's the site of his first Grand Slam semifinal, which he lost to Mats Wilander in five sets. Agassi had already told Djokovic that, after he is done here, he must leave to fulfil earlier commitments, possibly after his next match, against Albert Ramos-Viñolas, who beat Lucas Pouille, 6-2, 3-6, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 in fading light.

Sports Arsenal Announce Sead Kolasinac Signing From Schalke
Author: 0 Arsenal Announce Sead Kolasinac Signing From Schalke

In his favoured left-back role, though, Kolasinac will likely compete with Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs for a starting slot. Arsenal have completed their first summer signing with the capture of Sead Kolasinac . In 25 appearances (24 starts) last season for Schalke, Kolasinac had three goals, five assists, 81 interceptions, 53 clearances and 45 crosses in 2,069 minutes.

Sports More than 1500 injured in panic after soccer game
Author: 0 More than 1500 injured in panic after soccer game

Among those bubbling under is Monaco's teenage sensation Kylian Mbappé, who managed all his goals in the knockout phase. Madrid had won the tournament five years in a row between 1956 and 1960 before slipping up in 1961, while Juventus were European neophytes appearing in the last eight for the first time.

Author: 0 Muguruza, Venus out; French Open to have 1st-time Slam champ

Mladenovic will face Bacsinszky next, and Wozniacki meets Ostapenko. When I was playing with Martina at the Olympics I was probably saying some Swiss-German words because we were mixing up everything, because, as well, we have language talents, both of us.

Sports Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina advance to fourth round
Author: 0 Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina advance to fourth round

Khachanov is playing at Roland Garros for the first time. The Czech is the second seed in a wide open women's field but has struggled to translate her results on hard courts to clay. The 21-year-old Russian, World No.53, needed three hours to beat the World No.22 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3). She played her typically safe style for much of the match, winding up with 15 fewer unforced errors than No.

Author: 0 1000 injured in panic after soccer game

Asked about his critics and a season in which he has occasionally been whistled by Madrid fans, Ronaldo said: "It's not a moment to speak about the fans, I spoke about this already". Manchester United have been credited with a strong interest this week, with Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann having confirmed that he will not join Jose Mourinho's side.

Sports Real Madrid celebrates 12th European Cup with fans in Spain
Author: 0 Real Madrid celebrates 12th European Cup with fans in Spain

Strikes in each half from Ronaldo made him the first player to score in three finals in the Champions League era, adding to his goals in the 2008 and 2014 showpieces for Manchester United and Real respectively. Karim Benzema picked up possession and passed to Ronaldo. Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo has the veteran Italian keeper in his sights tonight in Cardiff .

Sports Cavs ignore last year's comeback after another 0-2 hole
Author: 0 Cavs ignore last year's comeback after another 0-2 hole

Cleveland will put up its best homecourt defense in Game 3 on Wednesday night. Trust me, we know, it was 2-0 past year and we lost. Fans got into a shoving match as LeBron James and the rest of the team was heading to the locker room after their 132-113 loss in Oakland.

Sports Crosby has no time for Subban's games in Stanley Cup Final
Author: 0 Crosby has no time for Subban's games in Stanley Cup Final

The Penguins , who grew more frustrated as the game went on, got into plenty of physical altercations with the Preds throughout the final period, with star players Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby spending time in the penalty box. "I didn't say that", Crosby said. Goalie Matt Murray also has not lost when starting a game either after a Pittsburgh loss (9-0) or a playoff loss of his own (7-0).