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LeBron James left in disbelief after brilliant Game 1 performance

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Some tweets boiled over about Smith's March suspension for throwing a bowl of soup at Cavaliers assistant coach Damon Jones. Durant has been even better in the NBA Finals , with his 32.9 points per game ranking last year's finals MVP behind only Rick Barry (36.3) and Jordan (33.6) among players who have appeared in at least 10 games. Read More »

Real Madrid Star Could Return To England Says Former Premier League Legend

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Nevertheless, Tottenham are said to be confident that he can be swayed by the prospect of being given far more game time than he has been enjoying in Madrid . The last time was when my son received the Ballon d'Or. "I come every now and again". As Cristiano Ronaldo tries to clear up his comments after the UCL final, the FC crew read between the lines and ponder his future at Real Madrid . Read More »

Liverpool monitoring Thibaut Courtois's situation at Chelsea

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Liverpool , along with many other PL clubs, are said to be interested in getting Cyrstal Palace striker, Wilfried Zaha, on board in the ongoing transfer window. Reports also claims that Courtois wants to leave the Stamford Bridge and could secure a deal with Real Madrid, who have been looking for a new goal keeper to replace the aging Keylor Navas. Read More »

Rossi: Zidane's Madrid exit hard to understand

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Pochettino has spoken before about the possibility of being Madrid coach at some point in the future, but his situation is now complicated by having signed just last week a new Tottenham contract which runs up until 2023. Last week, Pochettino said that he was honoured to extend his stay in North London and that he's looking forward to leading Spurs into their new stadium next season. Read More »

Twitter went wild with LeBron-JR Smith memes after the Cavs' loss

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It was anything but a normal game. What frustrated LeBron - and his teammates, and Cavaliers' nation on Twitter - was the reason for the review in the first place. I guess he thought they were ahead. There was no way the Cavaliers would have a chance in Game 1 against the Warriors if James had to carry the load alone. Read More »

Eoin Morgan to lead England against Australia, Scots despite broken finger

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Initially, Morgan was scheduled to lead the World XI side. Morgan, in the meanwhile will be replaced by Sam Billings. Pakistan veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi has been named as the new skipper. After the blow caused a bruise, Morgan was sent for a precautionary x-ray, which revealed a crack. The International Cricket Council had chose to help West Indies with the redevelopment of stadia that were destroyed by a hurricane a year ago through a fundraiser match between the World XI and ... Read More »

LeBron James left in disbelief after stellar Game 1 performance

J.R. Smith has done made some seriously stupid plays in his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers , but he literally cost them a chance at winning game one of their National Basketball Association finals against the Golden State Warriors . Curry drained one of those three-pointers that have been hard to come by this postseason to beat the half-time buzzer and Golden State shot 13 for 36 from deep. Read More »

LeBron James scores 51 points but Warriors beat Cavs in game one

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The 2018 NBA Finals features the Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors for the fourth year in a row. George Hill had a free throw with four seconds to play which could have put his team up by one. James points out that things have worked out quite nicely for both sides since he's been back in Cleveland the last four years. "I can't talk about a situation that way because I do some dumb stuff on the court", Durant said of how the fourth quarter finished. Read More »

Windies too strong for World XI in charity match

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West Indies recorded a comprehensive 72-run win against Shahid Afridi-led World XI in the lone Hurricane Relief T20I at Lord's yesterday, where Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal failed to make any impact in the one-sided affair. Evin Lewis smashed a quick-fire fifty while spinner Samuel Badree produced one of the most economical spells in worldwide cricket as West Indies outplayed Shahid Afridi-led World XI in all departments of the game. Read More »

Andre Iguodala to miss Game 1 of NBA Finals with leg contusion

They get 3s and easy baskets. "I also think teams tend to play really, really hard against us from the beginning". The numbers show Lue's concern is genuine. In 2015, when the Golden State beat the Cavs to capture the franchise's first title in 40 years, the first two games of the series went to OT - Golden State winning the opener and Cleveland Game 2. Read More »

Sixers, Brett Brown agree to three-year contract extension

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The 2017 win total was Philadelphia's highest since the 2000-2001 season, when Allen Iverson led the Sixers to the NBA Finals. The 57-year-old has been coaching the team since 2013 and has a 127-283 record in his time at the helm. 76ers president and general manager Bryan Colangelo said earlier this month that he had planned to discuss a contract extension with Brown . Following an impressive first round series win over the Miami Heat , the Sixers were unable to get over the line ... Read More »

Serena Williams Dominates the French Open In a Powerful Catsuit Outfit

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Williams lost her No.1 ranking due to her inactivity and is unseeded for the tournament. Williams just made her return to the sport nine months after the birth of her daughter . Today, I am proud to launch @serena, my own online shop. In contrast, the service game of both players dipped markedly in the second set, with points won on the first serve falling by an average of 27%. Read More »

LeBron James says he asked the Cavaliers not to trade Kyrie Irving

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The Cavs play game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night against a familiar foe - The Golden State Warriors . Did Steph Curry score more points in the Warriors' wins compared with their losses? With James defending Klay Thompson or Draymond Green instead, Golden State will have one fewer option to score. Read More »

Ashleigh Barty shares disappointment for facing Serena Williams

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She played really well, she made a lot of aces". VideoThe tennis career of Bernard Tomic has taken another freaky chapter, with the Aussie losing out to a player who drove more than ten hours to make the match. "So it will be a really good, another good show for me". The fear that I might not come back as strong as I was. "They fit me so well, and, yes, they have a little give to them, so you can obviously get in to them, but it brings it back to that classic jean shape from the '80s". Read More »

Swiss tribunal clears banned Peru captain Guerrero for World Cup

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However, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) launched a successful bid to extend his suspension to 14 months, meaning that he had been expected to miss the competition in Russian Federation. The world players' union FIFPro and the captains of Australia, Denmark and France backed Guerrero, pointing out that CAS itself recognized that he did not seek to gain an advantage. Read More »

Zidane to leave Real Madrid

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Speaking after the game Jurgen Klopp cast doubt over Salah's ability to recover in time for the trip to Russian Federation, saying "it doesn't look good". I'll always be thankful. "And that's why I took this decision". If I don't think that we can keep winning then it's time. Sat alongside Real president Florentino Pérez, the World Cup victor said he felt he had taken the club as far as he could: "I have taken the decision to not continue into the next season. Read More »

‘Zidane would like one day to coach the French national team’

But he said that no other club was involved in his decision to part ways with Real and although experts have linked him to the French national team coaching job, Zidane insisted he is eyeing no other position at this time. "I had to do this for everyone", he said. Zidane took a sizeable gulp before addressing reporters. He played for three seasons there, winning two Champions League titles, and left a year before Zidane joined in 2001. Read More »

Man city closing in on £75m record deal for African star

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If Mahrez eventually seals the deal to Etihad Stadium the Algerian worldwide will become City's record and African signing the fee would surpass the £57m City paid Athletic Bilbao for centre-back Aymeric Laporte earlier this year. Joao Santos claims an offer has been made to Napoli and admits it would be hard to turn down City's advances. "If Napoli reach an agreement with City, we will evaluate everything". Read More »

Danny Ainge Reveals Why Kyrie Irving Wasn’t At Game 7

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Here's a fun fact for ya, did you know Tatum would watch Paul Pierce films and follow his footsteps. "I'll never take nothing away from that". So, there you go. "At this time previous year, I didn't think we would have 11 new players". "That's something that we're all looking forward to". "Kyrie is an unbelievable player", he said. Read More »

Zinedine Zidane has quit as Real Madrid manager

After three years, it's what I have chose to do. I think it is the right one but I completely understand any reaction. I'll always be thankful. "I have a close link with these fans and I thank them for all their support and love". Zidane became the first coach to win a third straight European Cup when Real beat Liverpool 3-1 on Saturday, capping a remarkable period in his first job in senior club management. Read More »

Nadal fights off gutsy Bolelli in Roland Garros opener

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Nadal eventually claimed the match on a third match point when Bolelli dumped a forehand into the net. The Russian was not given a wildcard by organisers for the tournament previous year, which took place shortly after her return from a 15-month doping suspension. Read More »

SA appoints first black rugby Test captain

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Siya is going to be a role model and an inspiration to the youth from the Eastern Cape and the whole of South Africa . "The coaching staff has done a lot of preparation and the players' contribution in this process, during and after our three camps, has been tremendously positive", said Erasmus in an SA Rugby statement. Read More »

3 possible reasons why Zidane left Real Madrid

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Zidane was brought in to replace Raphael Benitez in January 2016, and has led the Madrid side to the three Champions League titles in the two and a half season he has been in charge. "I spoke to Florentino yesterday [Wednesday] to tell him my thoughts, my feelings". The Frenchman has chose to call it a day at the Bernabeu after a wildly successful spell with the Spanish giants, with the 2017 domestic title on top of the aforementioned three European Cups to make Zidane one of the most ... Read More »

Real Madrid coach, Zidane says will leave club

The Frenchman informed president Florentino Perez of his decision to quit earlier this morning. Zidane's retirement as a Real Madrid player in 2006 also came as a surprise, when the then 33-year-old chose to hang up his boots in the aftermath of that year's World Cup final despite having another year on his club contract. Read More »

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale becomes Manchester United's "main objective"?

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During his final season with Tottenham, the 28-year-old was the best player in the Premier League and there's reason to suggest it could mix it with the top players now. The Wales forward bagged his first with an overhead kick already being ranked as the greatest goal ever scored in a Champions League final. Balague told Sky Sports that "the dream of [Real president] Florentino Pérez is to get Neymar". Read More »

NBA & Detroit Pistons Sued Over Player's On-Court Death

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Zeke collapsed in the final minutes of a March 24 game. The 26-year-old guard - a former star at Hofstra - never regained consciousness and died 2 days later from sudden cardiac death. His brain went without oxygen for a full 44 minutes, according to her suit. "There is simply no good reason for the Defendants to have been unprepared for sudden cardiac death events such as Zeke's, and for their failure to react quickly to save a life", the complaint says. Read More »

Vegas States Its (Lower) Case: No Capital Letters on Twitter

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And in those 14 games, Fleury has a shining 10-3-1 record. It's really captivated I think not just the city of Las Vegas but the entire league. We thought we were going to win the Stanley Cup. "[McPhee] told me I would be back up the second that they had the chance". "I don't believe them". "It's awesome. I've got a lot of friends at NHL Network that came over from ESPN, so when I work for NHL Network, it's basically like working for ESPN". Read More »

Pakistan thrash England to win first Test

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The Yorkshireman was not hiding away from evident problems after England were dispatched early on day four at Lord's - where they were bowled out for 184 after he chose to bat and then could set Pakistan only 64 to win after mustering 242 at their second attempt. Read More »

IPL 2018: List of all the Winners

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Chennai Super Kings batsman Ambati Rayudu hits the winning runs for his team. It was not surprise that he ended with 555 runs in the season including two hundreds and as many half centuries. Shane Watson (117* off 57) against Sunrisers Hyderabad It's tough to believe that this man had retired from global cricket two years back. Throughout the back end of the tournament I was hanging on for dear life. Read More »

Froome wins Giro in extraordinary fashion

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To be here in this position now and to have won the race - I can't quite believe it myself. "This is the dream to have all three jerseys in the space of ten months". An extraordinary attack during stage 19 of the Giro led to Froome taking the leader's pink jersey from fellow Briton Simon Yates, who looked set for a maiden Grand Tour victory having worn the maglia rosa for nearly two weeks. Read More »

Mauro Icardi to be Sarri’s first signing as Chelsea boss

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Former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri was replaced by Carlo Ancelotti last week, and is widely expected to be announced as Antonio Conte's replacement at Stamford Bridge should the latter leave in the next month or two. . "At a certain point I told the press that his time was over". Money is a means, not an end. "I am in charge of a business, and I can't be waiting for others to be available when they should always be available for the club". Read More »

NBA Finals 2018 Game 1

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Predictable, perhaps, but James is the best player in this series and the only reason the Cavaliers are in it. No. 4 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. That series is largely characterized by a few things, such as the Celtics' arrival to the promised land following the formation of the big three (Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett , Paul Pierce ), Kobe Bryant 's first NBA Finals run without Shaquille O'Neal and the first championship meeting of Boston and L.A. Read More »

Members Find Fault With NFL's New National Anthem Policy

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Kaepernick, of coursed, spurred a league-wide protest to raise awareness about racial inequality and police brutality when began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016. "I thought he changed the dialogue", he continued. I brought it out. Colin Kaepernick , the player who started the protests still won't be on any National Football League field at all - unless some National Football League players get their way. Read More »

Lazio chief says '€100m isn't enough' to sign Milinkovic-Savic

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They would have been delivered with or without his sensational double strike in Kiev. With Michael Carrick retired and Marouane Fellaini set to leave Old Trafford, United will be short of midfielders next season. He has been linked with a host of Europe's biggest clubs over the last few months, and Radio Ser claim United have made a formal approach for Milinkovic-Savic. Read More »

Chiefs’ Laurent Duvernay-Tardif officially a doctor

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Laurent planned to have a medical career when he first enrolled at McGill, but he was drafted to the National Football League as the Chiefs' starting right guard in 2014. "I think there's a lot of similarities with football because when you're on the field and it's third and 20 and you must convert otherwise the game is over and fans are yelling as hard as they can, you must be able to analyse the field and can't let your stress level get the best of you". Read More »

Del Bosque unimpressed by Real Madrid pair Ronaldo, Bale

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Bale's camp have since then been keeping quiet, perhaps ahead of a meeting which the player himself said would happen soon with his agent Jonathan Barnett. "The comments? They were untimely, but they did not tarnish the club's performance", reasoned Del Bosque. Ferdinand wrote on Instagram. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Toby Alderweireld, Diogo Dalot, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale have also been linked. Read More »

76ers president denies blasting Embiid, others via Twitter

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According to the Ringer , the tweets include accusations that Jahlil Okafor could not be traded in 2017 because of a failed physical and that Brett Brown wanted Nerlens Noel out of the locker room. After months of investigating and tracking the accounts' movements, Detrik reached out to the 76ers last week asking for comments. ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski weighed in on the story shortly after, claiming to have spoken to Embiid. Read More »

Venus, Ostapenko ousted on French Open's first day

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This defeat comes just months after she was ousted in the opening round of January's Australian Open . A few things go wrong and you are pissed off, but you try to stay positive. Meanwhile, China's Zheng Saisai, who underwent knee surgery after the U.S. Open a year ago, lost her first Grand Slam match after making her comeback from injury to Russia's doubles specialist Ekaterina Makarova 6-4, 6-1. Read More »

Kerr says Warriors win WCF in 5 with healthy Iguodala

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Houston's James Harden shoots between Warriors Draymond Green (23) and Kevin Durant (35) in Game 7. Eclipsing the previous high of the May 27 Cavs-Celtics game by 13% in the early metrics, Monday's Western Conference Finals Game 7 was also the second highest-rated National Basketball Association game ever on cable after the 2016 WCF Game 7 between the Warriors and Thunder. Read More »

Serena Williams says she feels like a Queen from Wakanda in catsuit

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Although the tennis star had a relatively smooth pregnancy - that included an Australian Open win - her daughter's birth wasn't without complications. And just coming back from the physical [side] of having a baby, at my age, is never really easy. Continuing his comeback from foot surgery, Duckworth put up a fight against third seed Marin Cilic on centre court before bowing out 6-3 7-5 7-6 (7-4) to the 2018 Australian Open finalist and 2017 Wimbledon runner-up. Read More »

Manchester United Set To Confirm First Shock Signing

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Jose Mourinho does not have faith in his right-back options beyond Antonio Valencia , who is 32. Dalot has only made seven first-team appearances for Porto but United's scouts have been sufficiently impressed by the performances to make a move for the 19-year-old. Read More »

Canadian NFL player Duvernay-Tardif can call himself a doctor now

Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif can finally put away the medical books for a while and spend all his free time studying his playbook. Duvernay-Tardif's dominance in Canada caught the eye of many National Football League scouts, though his sudden emergence as an National Football League prospect put a kink in his academic plans. Read More »

‘Let’s go’: Veteran WR Brandon Marshall says he’s signing with Seahawks

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If Marshall did not sign with another team in 2018, the Giants would have been on the hook for his $1.15 million injury protection after releasing him with a failed physical this month. Seattle brought back Doug Baldwin , its top pass-catcher in each of the past four seasons, and Tyler Lockett , a speedster slated for a big role, but it has reason to possibly want some veteran depth behind them. Read More »

I felt like 'Superhero' with catsuit, Serena says after victory

Serena Williams of the U.S. in action against Kristyna Pliskova of Czech Republic during their first round match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris , France on 29 May, 2018. Trailing 2-0 in the second set and again fighting some mental demons, the 24-year-old pulled herself together to progress to a second-round meeting with American Bernarda Pera. Read More »