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J.R. Smith’s Game 1 gaffe really did break LeBron James

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Do we have to make more shots? You know, cause the thing is round! Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James played the last three games of the NBA Finals with a significant and "self-inflicted" right hand injury following the team's Game 1 overtime loss in Oakland. Read More »

Liverpool’s Salah hits back at Madrid's Ramos, reveals message after UCL final

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Ramos was heavily criticised for his role in the incident, but he said things had "been blown out of all proportion" and that he had exchanged messages with Salah, who had told him everything was OK. Worryingly for the Panamanians, who face Belgium, England and Tunisia in Group G in their first World Cup finals appearance, they struggled to deal with Norway's physical power, but they did create decent chances in the second half. Read More »

Golovkin stripped of IBF middleweight title, drops demands for Canelo rematch

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The IBF refused to sanction the fight, and now left Kazakhstan without a title, to a minimum reduced the chances for the unification of all titles in the Middleweight division. Negotiations between Loeffler and Alvarez's handlers at Golden Boy Promotions stalled two days later because Golovkin requested more money, a 50-50 split, than he accepted in the initial deal for their rematch. Read More »

Halep and Stephens will determine the champion of Roland Garros

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Williams announced her withdrawal at a news conference at Roland Garros on Monday. The quarterfinals on the other side of the draw are today, involving four women who have spent time at No. I'd love for both of us to be able to be in the position to play each other multiple times . In the other remaining quarterfinal, also suspended on Wednesday, No. Read More »

Trent Alexander-Arnold confirmed for England start against Costa Rica

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We had the opportunity to do that again, and we know a large proportion of the England supporters club comes from Yorkshire, so we are looking forward to it. In the here and now, Southgate believes that England being away from their Wembley "comfort zone" in their final warm-up before heading to Russian Federation will also prove beneficial. Read More »

Nabil Fekir Booked In For Liverpool Medical On Friday

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Liverpool could complete the signing of key summer target Nabil Fekir in the next 48 hours, with the Frenchman set for a medical on Friday. Liverpool have already signed the defensive midfielder Fabinho from Monaco for £43.7m and Naby Keita will arrive from Red Bull Leipzig this summer for £52.75m . Read More »

Warriors take Game 3 as Durant flips script on LeBron

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But the confines of Quicken Loans Arena have treated them even better in the playoffs. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday that Iguodala will warm up with the intention of playing in Game 3. "Yeah, it's pretty nice, a pretty nice luxury as a coach, that's for sure". Durant added another 10 points in the third, though Cleveland weathered the storm and went into the fourth quarter trailing by two at 83-81. Read More »

NBA Coach Steve Kerr Says Trump Doesn't Know Words to Patriotic Songs

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Trump went on to attack reporters whom he said had seen Melania Trump but had not talked about it publicly. In his first remarks since President Trump called off the visit because of poor participation by the Philadelphia Eagles , the coach admitted that he was looking forward to the trip to Washington . Read More »

Liverpool Odds On Favourites To Sign Stoke City Star On The Cheap

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And The Guardian claims that manager Jurgen Klopp is open to the idea of bringing Shaqiri to Anfield. The Wales worldwide has always been highly rated on Merseyside, having starred as a captain of the under-23s, but has struggled to break into the senior set-up and has made just one senior appearance. Read More »

Only question is where will history rank Golden State's NBA dynasty

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For the second straight year against the Cavaliers , Kevin Durant took, and made, that shot. James is averaging 40.0 points, 10.5 assists and 8.5 rebounds per game in the Finals. James finished with 33 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, but he seemed exhausted by the end of the game, had little second half help and the Cavs became the first team in NBA history to go down 3-0 in back-to-back NBA Finals. Read More »

Tuesday Schedule: Djokovic-Cecchinato and Thiem-Zverev

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Thiem, 24, won 6-4 6-2 6-1 against the German second seed. While Thiem was a bundle of energy, Zverev looked somewhat tired - as well as being troubled by his left leg - and he was a break down at 2-1 in the second after making a mess of a backhand slice. Read More »

Capitals hoist first Stanley Cup in franchise history

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The Capitals are one win away from their first Stanley Cup for a multitude of reasons, primarily because everybody is doing their jobs to perfection. - Their penalty kill is 10 for their last 11, a rate which is simply unbelievable but can carry them in the short term. Washington, D.C., has had, by some measures, among the most miserable sports fans in the United States . Read More »

Displaying items by tag: Vegas Golden Knights

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IT's been a long time coming for Ovechkin, who is now able to celebrate his first championship in his 13th National Hockey League season and, just for good measure, was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. But Brayden McNabb tripped Ovechkin moments after play resumed, and Ovechkin made him pay on the power play. The Capitals' Stanley Cup victory also comes on the 40th anniversary of the Washington Bullets' last National Basketball Association crown (now the Wizards). Read More »

'Flower' wilts: Golden Knights must play better for Fleury

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The scoring chances were 11-4 in Vegas' favor in that first period, but the Capitals took advantage of almost all their opportunities to head into intermission with a 3-0 lead. Marc-Andre Fleury still hasn't been the monster he was through the first three rounds. On the second, Oshie dropped a pass to Nicklas Backstrom and then threw a reverse hit into Colin Miller , taking the Golden Knights defenseman out of the play and freeing up a passing lane to Michal Kempny for an important goal ... Read More »

Portugal beat Algeria 3-0 in final World Cup warmup

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United and PSG would probably be the only two realistic destinations for Ronaldo in the event of him leaving Madrid. The Madrid-based publication says Ronaldo's decision is "final" while TeamTalk cite a similar report from Record that claims the 33-year-old is now set for a stunning return to Man Utd with a move "imminent". Read More »

Is Marouane Fellaini About To Trade Man Utd For Arsenal?

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Messi forged a strong and successful partnership with Neymar at Barcelona and the Argentine is keeping close tabs on developments. "He's going through an exceptional moment in his career". As things stand right now, Fellaini is eligible to negotiate with the other Premier League as well as the foreign clubs. It remains to be seen whether a public endorsement from Messi might go some way to swaying Griezmann, with the five-time Ballon d'Or victor believing that the pair would work well ... Read More »

French Open 2018: Simona Halep beats Garbine Muguruza to reach final

Muguruza ratcheted up the intensity in the second set and broke in the third game when a powerful return forced an error, only for Halep to fight her way back to level at 4-4. Such impressive data from this match has led to Muguruza being chalked up as a [1.89] favourite over Halep, and I want to discuss why I think this is an utterly freaky line. Read More »

Golden State Warriors' Iguodala a game-time decision for Game 3

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And Durant worked them with cruel efficiency. Then Durant happened. The Warriors All-World forward popped up with 0.8 seconds remaining in quarter to hit a deep 3-pointer and cut Cleveland's halftime lead to six while giving the Cavs and their home crowd something to think during the break. Read More »

This Week In Golf: DeChambeau Wins Three-Way Playoff At Memorial

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Even so, he could only advance it 100 yards and made bogey for a 70. After missing the green from the fairway at the 18th on the first extra hole, DeChambeau returned and stuck his approach to 12 feet before sinking the putt for his first PGA Tour title since his breakthrough win at last July's John Deere Classic. Read More »

French Open 2018: Simona Halep vs Angelique Kerber

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Halep completed the 30th win over a German opponent and remained unbeaten in quarter-finals matches here at Roland Garros . The No. 3-seeded Muguruza had lost all three previous meetings against Sharapova, who won two of her five Grand Slam titles at Roland Garros. Read More »

Diego Schwartzman stops game on set point to get ailing spectator help

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A hold and a break later he was serving to level the match, but at 5-3 and 30-15 the heavens opened again and they were forced off once more, this time for good. They will return on Thursday morning. Muguruza, who is 3-1 against the No. 1-seeded Halep in her career, has never squared off with her in a Grand Slam. Read More »

Manchester United agree deal to land Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk

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Brazilian midfielder Fred will need time to adapt to the demands of English football but has all the attributes to succeed at Manchester United , former World Player of the Year Rivaldo has said. With Michael Carrick retiring and Marouane Fellaini likely to leave, midfield was one area that needed his attention. "Maybe Jose Mourinho has seen something in Fred which he thinks can improve his side". Read More »

Keys fends off Osaka to reach Open last 16

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The 25th-seeded Kontaveit was unable to exert any pressure on the 10th-seeded Stephens with her error-strewn game. The American sisters beat Sara Errani and Kirsten Flipkens 6-4, 6-2, clinching the first set just as rain started to fall on Court 7. Read More »

Manchester United Complete Diogo Dalot Signing

Take a look through the gallery above to see how Manchester United could line up in 2018/19 after agreeing a deal to sign Fred . Brazil worldwide midfielder Fred was reportedly undergoing his medical yesterday (Monday) ahead of a transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk . Read More »

India captain Sunil Chhetri urges stay-away fans to fill stadium

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India registered a comprehensive 3-0 win over the 111-ranked Kenya following a big 5-0 victory over Chinese Taipei two days back. Build up to the game Earlier, in his 99 match, Chhetri scored a hat-trick to seal the game for India against Chinese Taipei and equalled David Villa's record of 59 goals . Read More »

Andre Iguodala is pain-free and could return soon

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And the Warriors are 1-0 in the Finals over LeBron's Cavs, winning last year's title with an average margin of victory of 13.8 points per game. The 34-year-old's status for Game 3 of the Finals on Wednesday is unclear, but he told ESPN after Game 2 , "I aim to play in Game 3". Read More »

Novak Djokovic breaks racket en route to French Open third-round victory

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Djokovic will face Italy's world number 72 Marco Cecchinato - a shock 7-5 4-6 6-0 6-3 victor over eighth seed David Goffin - as he attempts to secure a semi-final meeting with world number two Alexander Zverev or Dominic Thiem . "I'm not proud of that, to be honest". The 31-year-old looked to have found his rhythm when he eased 4-1 clear in the second, but Bautista Agut battled back and saved three set points before taking a tie-break. Read More »

Rooney free to leave, confirms new Everton boss Silva

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Silva, who replaces Sam Allardyce at Goodison Park, was unveiled to the media at the club's Finch Farm training ground. Silva said: "The answer is no!" He added: "I have big names". Multiple reports in England last month said Rooney has agreed a deal in principle with the MLS club, but the 32-year-old has a year left on his Everton deal, and Silva said he wasn't ruling out Rooney returning next season. Read More »

Tyson Fury Announces Return

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After spending an extended period on the sidelines due to personal as well as legal issues with the boxing board of control, Fury has been training with new coach Ben Davison after parting from uncle Peter Fury and looks to be returning to a competitive weight. Read More »

Arsenal in shock move for Manchester United midfielder

The 30-year-old is now on £80,000 per week. As such, the news emerging today - that Fellaini's representatives will meet with Arsenal ahead of the expiration of his contract on June 30 - will be met with mixed emotions from fans of the Red Devils. Read More »

Big Ten Challenge matchups announced

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Purdue owns a league-best 10-7 record in the Challenge and has won eight of its last nine games in the event, including last year's 66-57 win over 17th-ranked Louisville in Mackey Arena. Virginia will play at former ACC rival Maryland in the 20th ACC-B1G Challenge on Wednesday, Nov. 28 . All 14 Big Ten teams and 14 of the 15 ACC teams will participate in the 2018 Challenge . Read More »

Yaya Touré launches scathing attack on Pep Guardiola

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Do you really think he would have acted like that with Iniesta at Barcelona? The pair had previously fallen out during their time together at Barcelona, when Guardiola had deemed Toure surplus to requirements. I'm not the first, other Barça players asked the question too. Guardiola's Barcelona team, which won three La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues in four years, featured only a handful of players of African descent, and only three who represented African nations internationally - ... Read More »

West Ham manager Pellegrini 'mugged at gunpoint' in Chile

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The gunmen were later tracked down by police and became involved in a shootout, before driving off in a Porsche Cayenne which had reportedly been stolen two weeks prior to the incident. However, shots were fired at the police officers and nails were thrown in the road as they continued to get away. Pellegrini wrote on Twitter: "Congratulations to @Carabdechile for their speedy and fearless reaction". Read More »

Field of 12 for Derby at Epsom

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Modern day breeding makes the creation of a horse speedy enough to win the 2000 Guineas combined with enough stamina to last the 1m6f St Leger trip extremely unlikely. The unexposed Young Rascal is another I am a bit anxious by. Upsets in the Derby are quite rare, that was until 12 months ago when Ballydoyle's fifth string Wings Of Eagles flew late on to collar stablemate Cliffs Of Moher at a massive 40/1. Read More »

Bud Cauley hospitalized with broken ribs, collapsed lung after serious vehicle accident

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Thomas said one of the other passengers was James Whis , a friend of his and Cauley's, and two other friends of Whis' whom he did not know. And my buddy, [Whis], who was there as well in the vehicle yesterday ... But after visiting Cauley on Saturday, Thomas said his friend was in good spirits, talking and laughing, and was scheduled to have surgery Sunday. "It calmed me a lot after seeing him". Read More »

City's Leroy Sane omitted from German World Cup squad

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Manuel Neuer is in as one of three goalkeepers , and will lead Germany's defence of their World Cup crown. Germany have announced their squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup . "That was a very close decision between him and Julian Brandt , which was made in favor of Brandt", said Low. "Leroy has a huge talent", Low told reporters . Read More »

Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern

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Pini Zahavi said that his client wanted a " new challenge ", and that the club were aware of his wishes. To add to his three consecutive Bundesliga titles, Vidal also won the DFB-Pokal once and DFL-Supercup twice. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recently ruled out a transfer. Of the many scoring feats he has achieved in that time, none were more impressive than when he scored five goals in nine minutes, as a substitute, against VfL Wolfsburg in September 2015. Read More »

Stuart Broad: 'I rang Michael Vaughan because he knows NOTHING about England'

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But at Headingley, Broad bowled like a champion. Stuart Broad (3-28) and offspinner Dominic Bess (3-33) both snapped up three wickets while Pakistan's top order was rattled by the experienced James Anderson (2-35). He's a senior member of the team and I don't think it was the right time to plan that attack. "It's part of the Future Tours programme, an initiative that deals with the next four-year programme for Tests and One Day [games]". Read More »

Iwobi named in Nigeria's World Cup squad

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Gernot Rohr's men, however, got a consolation thanks to Alex Iwobi less than five minutes after the restart. Nigeria have included Simeon Nwankwo in their final squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. Southgate praised, in particular, his front quartet of strikers Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling and midfielders Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli . Read More »