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'America's Got Talent' Loses Zero Steam in Week 2

'America's Got Talent' Loses Zero Steam in Week 2 Those enviable scores come a week after the show premiered with 100 percent retention from its 2016 summer opener. CBS and ABC tied for second in the demo with a 0.6, but CBS was second in viewers with 5.8 million. Lead-in " America's Got Talent " actually stayed steady with its own behemoth TV ratings from seven days ago, when that competition started a new season. [Full Article...]

Tennis Player Consoles Wailing Opponent Forced To Retire Over Injury

Tennis Player Consoles Wailing Opponent Forced To Retire Over Injury Of course, it wouldn't match the lofty standards of the best players on the ATP Tour, but with quarter-final appearances in his last two tournaments - played in Munich and Budapest, he is winning enough matches to cause higher ranked opponents problems. [Full Article...]

Slater: Game 3 'is the danger game of the series'

Now it's time to go to Cleveland and finish it. "We're going home, the crowd will be behind our back and we have to go out there and play". This is no time to hit cruise control. But rather than fretting about the talent on the other end of the floor, Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said his team simply need to focus on not turning the ball over or letting the Warriors get out in transition. [Full Article...]

Antoine Griezmann I'm staying at Atletico, striker insists

Antoine Griezmann I'm staying at Atletico, striker insists The player has been linked with a move to Manchester United but the Old Trafford club's interest in the 26-year-old Frenchman cooled off following the injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with manager Jose Mourinho now said to be in the market for an out-and-out striker. [Full Article...]

PK Subban's Bad Breath Is The Best Kind Of Distraction

PK Subban's Bad Breath Is The Best Kind Of Distraction While it is highly unlikely that what was actually said between the two players, Subban took the story and ran with it. That, according to Subban, even though the Preds blue-liner said he "used Listerine before the game". On Sunday, Subban said his breath was better and that his teammates left a bottle of mouthwash for him. "For those battles. For that game within a game". [Full Article...]

Rain pushes Nadal, Djokovic quarter-finals back to Wednesday

On a sunny Court Philippe Chatrier, she lobbed Garcia from the back of the court to give herself two match points. He finished Ramos-Vinolas off with a crosscourt forehand victor on his first match point. Thiem is a talented, up-and-coming player, to be sure, and he is the only man to beat Nadal in the Spaniard's 23 matches on clay in 2017. Novak Djokovic (SRB) reacts during his ... [Full Article...]

LeBron James Gets Snippy With Reporter Over Dumb NBA Finals Question

LeBron James' basketball career has played out like the story of a comic book superhero, so it's only fitting that his downfall should have a fittingly dramatic twist: that which he created became that which destroyed him. By comparison, in 2016, when the Cavaliers won the championship, the pace rating was 95.38. The difference in the probability comes from Golden State being in a much better... [Full Article...]

Djokovic and Nadal matches postponed because of rain

Pliskova will next play either No. 3 Simona Halep of Romania or No. 5 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine. The second rain interruption at the French Open was very brief, and play has resumed in the women's quarterfinals. On to Nadal then, he has dropped just 20 games this tournament and may not lose many more today as he goes forward in quest for "decima". Djokovic was runner-up at the U.S. [Full Article...]

Five takeaways from Warriors' Game 2 win over Cavaliers

CLEVELAND - James 12-18 4-5 29, Love 12-23 1-1 27, T.Thompson 4-7 0-0 8, Irving 8-23 1-2 19, Smith 0-2 0-0 0, Jefferson 2-3 2-4 7, Frye 1-5 0-0 2, Derr.Williams 2-3 0-0 5, Dero.Williams 0-5 0-0 0, J.Jones 0-0 0-0 0, D.Jones 1-1 0-0 2, Shumpert 1-6 4-4 6, Korver 2-4 3-3 8. [Full Article...]

Nadal moves through to quarter-finals at French Open

Nadal moves through to quarter-finals at French Open He hit 31 winners in the match compared with just 12 for Bautista Agut and clinched victory after an hour and 50 minutes. Nadal remains on course to meet second seed Novak Djokovic in the last four after the defending champion defeated Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (7-5), 6-1, 6-3. [Full Article...]

Roland Garros-2017: Murray, Wawrinka reached the quarterfinals

However, his first "come on" and self-team talk comes when he produces a forehand victor at deuce, only to miss a simple backhand down the line from the net by feet - and I mean feet. With a sheepish grin, the eighth seed said: "Actually I'm very bad with the memories". "He said yes because I improved a lot, and he saw that I really wanted to change", Halep said. [Full Article...]

Draymond Green cites 'complacency' for Warriors previous Game 3 woes

Here are three things to watch in Game 3 of the NBA Finals . The eternal optimists will say, hey, a 20-game win streak and we're back in it. The Cavs played pretty good defense despite offering up 40 points in the first quarter and 132 in the game. [Full Article...]

Quality, not quantity, matters as Manchester United seek to strengthen

Quality, not quantity, matters as Manchester United seek to strengthen The Champions League's poor relation can be a long slog of a competition - the victor will end up playing at least 15 games during its campaign - but teams across Europe seem to be taking it seriously once again. Mourinho's coaching staff flew out of the dugout in celebration but the Portuguese stayed calm. But having fielded a team with an average age of 22 years and 282 days, the youngest to... [Full Article...]

Djokovic loses to Theim at French Open

Djokovic loses to Theim at French Open Nadal will next face either second-seeded Novak Djokovic or sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem on Friday. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). By that stage, Nadal was already back in the locker room, safely into the semi-finals after his opponent Pablo Carreno Busta had retired with injury over on Philippe Chatrier. [Full Article...]

French Open semi-final Ostapenko's best birthday present

French Open semi-final Ostapenko's best birthday present Both Ostapenko and Bacsinszky, the 30th seed, will celebrate their birthdays when they meet on Thursday (June 8). Ostapenko is the first teenager to reach the Roland Garros semi-finals since Serbia's Ana Ivanovic, and the first to play in a Grand Slam semi-final since American Madison Keys at the 2015 US Open. [Full Article...]

Cavaliers could use more from Kyrie Irving as series shifts to Cleveland

Smith has made in the first two games. "In the first quarter they come out with a lot of energy and things clicked for them, and we have usually had to deal with a deficit. With two days between games, the Warriors have had plenty of time to anticipate what the Cavaliers might do differently. But I feel the last four or five years I've definitely continued to get better and better, and smarter. [Full Article...]

Wednesday's NBA Finals Game 3 Betting Preview: Warriors at Cavaliers

He's over there, calmly sitting in the corner of the court surrounded by a groaning pack of reporters and cameramen, boom microphones fighting for the airspace above his head. Five of six Las Vegas bookmakers said they would. Just to mess it all up, Magic Johnson weighed in on Monday night when he said on stage at an American Express event that he and the rest of the "Showtime" Los Angeles Lake... [Full Article...]

Lions sunk by late Blues try in Auckland

Lions sunk by late Blues try in Auckland Blues and All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams says he's yet to feel the strain from his observance of Ramadan. Despite a yellow card shown to winger Liam Williams , Halfpenny slotted two penalties to give them the 16-15 lead only for West to finish off the superb counter attack. [Full Article...]

CT 2017: Skipper Virat Kohli calls for improvement in fielding

CT 2017: Skipper Virat Kohli calls for improvement in fielding Meanwhile an admiring Kohli, one of the world's leading batsmen, said of Yuvraj: "I felt like a club batter next to him". "...after I got to 50, I wasn't able to play freely". And we chose to play an extra seamer against Pakistan , purely because that becomes a wicket-taking option. Asked what it meant to play against Pakistan given the continuing tensions between the two countries, Kohli c... [Full Article...]

Curry flurry dooms LeBron, Cavs

According to ESPN's research, the pace of play in the first two games was faster than in any of James' previous 212 career postseason games. The first two games of the NBA Finals are the most-watched since Jordan's final championship in 1998. [Full Article...]


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