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Warriors coach taking nothing for granted in National Basketball Association finals

Warriors coach taking nothing for granted in National Basketball Association finals Then they were blasted 120-90. "They are playing for a title". Durant's partnership with Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City yielded zero championships. Durant, who can opt out of a player option worth $27.7 million for 2017-18, can also be a free agent, although there are no indications that either player will consider going anywhere else. [Full Article...]

Ravens release TE Dennis Pitta after third hip injury

Ravens release TE Dennis Pitta after third hip injury He then agreed to a $2.5 million payout to return to the Ravens this season. Three of Baltimore's leading receivers from past year (Pitta, Steve Smith and Kyle Juszczyk) are now gone. While Maclin would surely improve Baltimore's receiving corps, the Ravens will likely look within their roster for their next top tight end. The hip trouble began in 2013 when Pitta fractured and dislocated the joi... [Full Article...]

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops to retire

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops to retire Lincoln Riley , who's been Oklahoma's offensive coordinator since 2015, will take over for Stoops according to the Oklahoman's report . Berry Tramel posted the story, quoting an anonymous source. Stoops was hired on December 1, 1998, after five straight non-winning seasons. Under his leadership, Stoops has won nine Big 12 titles and tied for another. [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka set 300 to win by South Africa at the Oval

Faf Du Plessis made the most of the dropped catch from Malinga as he went on to score 74 and stitching a match-winning partnership with Amla . Amla's knock featured five fours and two sixes. In reply captain Tharanga (57 off 69) and Niroshan Dickwella (41 off 33) made it look easy. JP Duminy ended unbeaten on 38 off 20 balls, which included a four and a six of the last two deliveries. [Full Article...]

Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship

Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship Even before winning the presidency, Trump was a prolific Twitter user and boasts nearly 32 million followers. Lawyers from the institute are representing Holly O'Reilly, who goes under the Twitter handle @AynRandPaulRyan , and Joseph Papp, who uses @joepabike , both of whom were blocked from viewing tweets from the president after they posted dissenting or critical tweets. [Full Article...]

BASKETBALL >Warriors eye perfect title run to NBA title

I thought that gave them confidence and their crowd confidence. Kevin Durant wasn't wearing a Golden State jersey while his current teammates collapsed in last year's Finals. This would be the ideal time to start playing slow-down basketball. Obviously that doesn't happen every time. We got to this point playing our way. [Full Article...]

Michelle Carter text message

Prosecutors say a MA woman charged with manslaughter for allegedly sending her boyfriend text messages encouraging him to kill himself wanted the sympathy and attention that came with being the "grieving girlfriend". Prosecutors accused Carter of wanting attention for being the grieving girlfriend. Flynn said Roy got out of the truck as the fumes became overwhelming and he got scared, but ... [Full Article...]

Golden: Durant's dominance has made NBA Finals a mismatch

Warriors: Brown returns to Cleveland with Golden State CLEVELAND - Mike Brown happily slid into his normal seat to coach Steve Kerr's left for Game 2 of the NBA Finals . " It's fresh in our minds ". The Warriors have gone 14-0 so far in the postseason, a place where no other team had even reached 12-0. Irving hasn't been forced to leave any game because of injury, yet the cumulative effect... [Full Article...]

Nadal into semifinals as Carreno Busta retires

Nadal into semifinals as Carreno Busta retires The Romanian wasted four set points but evened the match on her next opportunity in the tiebreaker after saving a match point. Djokovic was never able to settle in amid blustery conditions and, after losing a first set in which both men appeared to go for broke, Djokovic completely wilted in the French capital. [Full Article...]

London terror attack: Third terrorist named as Youssef Zaghba

The police on Monday released names of two out of the three terrorists involved in the attack in London last week. British police on Tuesday named the third London Bridge attacker as an Italian national of Moroccan descent, and Italian officials said they had passed on their concerns about him to British intelligence officials a year ago. [Full Article...]

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

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

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...]


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