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NBA Finals ratings highest since Michael Jordan's last title in 1998

They may have no choice. After falling to the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 finals, Cleveland surpassed a relatively young Warriors team a year ago, regaining James' supremacy over the league. With unmatched firepower, the Warriors are pushing the pace and the Cavaliers to exhaustion. Last week, the averages for total viewers in prime time: ABC with 6.8 million, NBC with 5.2 million, CB... [Full Article...]

Halep reaches semifinals of French Open

Halep reaches semifinals of French Open Djokovic enlisted Andre Agassi for coaching help during Week 1 of the French Open , but Agassi had some prior commitments and so was gone by the time Djokovic faced Thiem . On Friday is Nadal. Then in the finals there is another top star. Murray will take on former champion Stan Wawrinka in a remake of last year's semifinal, which Murray won. [Full Article...]

Nadal in Q/F, Muguruza out

Big serving Karen Khachanov will play Andy Murray in the fourth round after the giant Russian beat 21st seed John Isner 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3). She was a set and a break down in her second round match against the in-form Anett Kontaveit but looked to have settled back into the rhythm of her game until she came up against home-crowd hope Kristina Mladenovic . [Full Article...]

Penguins expect Schultz, Hornqvist back for game seven

Since Cleary's Red Wings fell short of winning the 2009 Stanley Cup , no reigning champion has made it back to the finals. They chose the latter. The Penguins appeared to have opened the scoring just over three minutes into the second, but Trevor Daley was deemed to have interfered with Anderson following an Ottawa challenge. [Full Article...]

Scooter turns slugger, ties MLB record with 4 homers

Pat Seerey hit four home runs in a game with the Chicago White Sox on July 18, 1948. Big time congrats, Scooter, and welcome to the 4-dinger club, just the 17th time a player has accomplished the feat in the history of the game. A sheepish Gennett said he hadn't asked for that number and had tried to change it , but Major League Baseball makes it too hard to switch uniform numbers midseason. [Full Article...]

Mariners lock up shortstop Jean Segura with 5-year deal

Mariners lock up shortstop Jean Segura with 5-year deal Financial terms were not disclosed, but the deal is believed to be valued at $70 million for the five guaranteed years with a $17 million club option for the 2023 season. He suffered a hamstring injury in April and missed 12 games. After two tough years which included the death of his infant son, Segura was sensational with the Diamondbacks last season, hitting.319/.368/.499 with 20 homers and 33 ... [Full Article...]

Timea Bacsinszky, Jelena Ostapenko advance to French Open semis

This will also be Bacsinszky's second semi-final at the French Open and the first for the unseeded Ostapenko. Bacsinszky didn't back down, fighting it off on an aggressive passage of play before bringing up match point with a perfectly placed victor down the line. [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo explains his post-Champions League final haircut

Real managed to score three goals in the second 45 minutes against a Juve side that had only let in three in the previous 12 matches in this season's Champions League . After watching yesterday's final , it seems that the Real Madrid striker will receive his fifth Golden Ball because he is now the best player in the world. [Full Article...]

All former Grand Slam event female winners out in French Open

Bacsinszky has now made it to at least the quarter-finals at Roland Garros in three straight years, Sunday's 5-7 6-2 6-1 win particularly impressive given she threw away a 5-1 lead in the opening set. After only 90 minutes to come through the third round, Nadal , who spent his 31-year-old birthday on Saturday, recorded another three-set sweep of 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 over his Spanish compatriot Roberto... [Full Article...]

Tamir Rice's killer fired from Cleveland police for administrative rule violations

Tamir Rice's killer fired from Cleveland police for administrative rule violations Video from a nearby camera showed Garmback driving his cruiser up to where the boy was playing near a gazebo, and Loehmann leaping from the passenger seat. Seconds later, Tamir had been shot and was dying in the snow. Williams said both officers were notified of their fates Tuesday. Frank Garmback , the 46-year-old officer who was driving the police patrol vehicle along with Loehmann, would be ... [Full Article...]

Five Reasons To Keep Watching The 2017 NBA Finals Despite The Blowouts

Five Reasons To Keep Watching The 2017 NBA Finals Despite The Blowouts But the Warriors still scored 132 points on about 110 possessions, a more efficient performance than they had in Game 1 and their fourth most efficient performance of the postseason thus far . We need to get started on the mail, okay? "I don't put the game plan together". The Warriors' 132-113 victory on Sunday drew an average of 20.1 million viewers, up 13 percent from Game 2 past year and... [Full Article...]

Markelle Fultz shares details of NBA Draft workout with Boston Celtics

Markelle Fultz shares details of NBA Draft workout with Boston Celtics How will we evaluate a player working out for only one team without handwringing about his father? Fultz told ESPN that he has not decided if he will work out for any other teams but, contrary to reports, he has not closed the door on the possibility. [Full Article...]

Gaudreau helps Preds draw level in Stanley Cup

Gaudreau helps Preds draw level in Stanley Cup The Nashville Predators earned another huge win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night to even their Stanley Cup Finals series at two games a piece. The Penguins blue line is the key to Pittsburgh's Stanley Cup chances. And the previous record for local ratings for Nashville came at the start of the Final, in Game 1 at Pittsburgh. [Full Article...]

Day of upsets blows Roland Garros title race open

He'll play defending champion Novak Djokovic in the last eight after the Serbian Defending champion eased past claycourt specialist Alberto Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (5) 6-1 6-3. "It's part of the sport, it's fantastic to play on such a great stage", she said. It is often hard to read Muguruza but her press conference at Roland Garros on Sunday allowed us for a few moments to get a look at the real ... [Full Article...]

Penguins' Sidney Crosby Scores Stanley Cup Final Goal With Sweet Deke

Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel , right, watches as a puck slides past Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne , of Finland, Colton Sissons (10) and Ryan Ellis , left, during the first period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley. His injured left foot is keeping him out of a second straight game. BARKLEY IN THE HOUSE: NBA analyst Charles Barkley has not hidden that he is far more ... [Full Article...]

Rangers FC to sign Benfica winger next, allowing Barrie McKay to leave

Rangers FC to sign Benfica winger next, allowing Barrie McKay to leave He said: "I realise the club has the need to win and the supporters always want the club to win, but I will leave the pressure off the field before I go onto it. The former Portugal Under-20 global said: "What attracted me was the history of the club, the size of the club, and mainly, the supporters - the unbelievable fans the club has". [Full Article...]

Cron and Calhoun homer to lead Angels past Tigers

Cron and Calhoun homer to lead Angels past Tigers Verlander was checked by head athletic trainer Kevin Rand in the second and again in the third after Todd Frazier led off with a home run and Yolmer Sanchez walked on four pitches. Detroit pitcher Justin Verlander left Sunday's game with a tight groin, but is not on the disabled list. Bedrosian is expected to be activated Thursday after a final rehab outing with High-A Inland Empire. [Full Article...]

Semedo joins Villarreal on five-year deal

Semedo joins Villarreal on five-year deal We are looking forward to close the deal today. Ruben was faced with several possibilities. It was in Spain that we found the best solution. Until this moment I cannot confirm conclusively. Ever-present under Jorge Jesus this season, Semedo featured across 24 league matches. But now, Villarreal have swooped in and done the deal. Apart from the actual size of the buyout clause, there is nothi... [Full Article...]

Google Doodle marks start of ICC Champions Trophy with addictive game

Google Doodle marks start of ICC Champions Trophy with addictive game The Champions trophy will start today with the first match between England and Bangladesh at the Oval. "The thing is that we all know that on a given day we can beat anybody". England: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes and Mark W... [Full Article...]

Lochte hit rock bottom after Rio

Lochte hit rock bottom after Rio Lochte was then asked in the ESPN piece if that meant he considered suicide , and the author wrote Lochte nodded. It was the time when I cried and said If I fall asleep and I will not wake up, it would be better I was on the verge of ending my life. [Full Article...]


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