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Warriors pull rug on Cavs, take commanding 3-0 Finals lead

Warriors pull rug on Cavs, take commanding 3-0 Finals lead Kevin Durant and his Golden State Warriors moved one game closer to winning the 2017 National Basketball Association title with Wednesday's victory in Cleveland. After the Cavaliers, who were led by impressive performances from LeBron James (39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists) and Kyrie Irving (38 points), had led for the final few minutes of the third and all of the fourth, it was Durant... [Full Article...]

Penguins on brink of Stanley Cup after blowout win

While Pittsburgh center Matt Cullen said there are no moral victories during the postseason, the way the Penguins were able to generate odd-man rushes and stretch the ice were encouraging. We've already played two games there and know the atmosphere and know how much they feed off their fans. Season-ending injuries to Ryan Johansen in the Western Conference Final and Kevin Fiala in the secon... [Full Article...]

Penguins rout Predators 6-0 to take 3-2 Cup lead

This time of year is all about close calls and near misses. It was a great second effort on the Arvidsson goal by Fisher to get that puck to Arvidsson, who scored on the short side on the breakaway. "I just try to put my focus at the right spot", Gaudreau said. More experienced players get dibs on the lockers during practice. I like the play with puck. [Full Article...]

Kiwis beat British to reach America's Cup challenger finals

Kiwis beat British to reach America's Cup challenger finals Sir Ben Ainslie , Land Rover BAR Skipper and Team Principal, said: "Firstly well done to Emirates Team New Zealand ". In race seven Burling was ideal at the pre-race start, unlike the previous race, and Team New Zealand were never challenged as they flew around the course to win by 46 seconds. [Full Article...]

Hector Bellerin: 'I miss my family in Spain'

Hector Bellerin: 'I miss my family in Spain' Bellerin himself has taken to Twitter to tell fans "Don't believe everything you read..." According to The Mirror , former club Barca are among those impressed by Bellerin and have made the 22-year-old their no.1 transfer target. He anxious Gunners fans this week, telling Mundo Deportivo: "It is very nice to hear about the interest from a club like Barca, the club I grew up with from when I w... [Full Article...]

Pakistan Stun Proteas in Rain Affected Encounter

Pakistan Stun Proteas in Rain Affected Encounter Sarfraz told media after the win that it was a collective team effort with improved bowling and fielding performance. It rescued South Africa from the 61/3 they were on when he took guard in the 15th over and lifted them to a half-decent total of 219/8. [Full Article...]

Nashville downs Pittsburgh, knots Stanley Cup finals 2-2

Nashville downs Pittsburgh, knots Stanley Cup finals 2-2 How many felt the Predators could bounce back after their devastating losses in the first two games of the final, or that the Penguins could win Game 5 after poor outings in back-to-back losses in Nashville? Pittsburgh played their best game of the series on Monday night, the problem is... [Full Article...]

Lavoie: Penguins have the number of 'awful' Pekka Rinne

Lavoie: Penguins have the number of 'awful' Pekka Rinne He was pulled when Evgeni Malkin ended Pittsburgh's surge with his ninth of the playoffs 3:28 into the third. It was Guentzel's second go-ahead shot in two games, after his late goal in Game 1 on Monday. Neither team got a puck past goaltenders Pekka Rinne or Matt Murray in the second period. "It's a bad fight", Malkin said. "I don't have any control over how many goals we score". [Full Article...]

Greatest Ever? Warriors Beat Cavaliers to Move One Win From Perfection

The league's two most recent MVPs wear royal blue and golden yellow, and both could be outshot by their All-Star teammate in any given game. But it comes by recalling the pain of last year's finals. Young is different than Durant in that his greatest moments came in college, but his Texas impact was greater because he delivered a championship-starved fan base its first football title in 35 years... [Full Article...]

Djokovic stunned by Thiem

Djokovic stunned by Thiem No man has ever beaten Djokovic and Nadal back-to-back and won a grand slam , and even if Thiem were to get past the Spaniard, he would still have to defeat either former champion Stan Wawrinka or three-time grand slam victor Andy Murray in the final. [Full Article...]

French Open semifinals: Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem

French Open semifinals: Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem If he wants inspiration, he need only look at the way Roger Federer , idolised and then patronised by some media observers, re-forged his winning spirit aged 35 to win at the Australian Open this year, claiming a historic 18th Grand Slam title after a five-year gap. [Full Article...]

Crunch time looming for Lions against Crusaders

The Crusaders will host the British &Irish Lions at 7.35pm tomorrow. Gatland is excited to see Te'o and Jonathan Davies forge a formidable duo in the centres - but admitted the battle for midfield spots could give him serious headaches. [Full Article...]

Lions Tour: New Zealand boss Steve Hansen blasts Warren Gatland's 'impossible task'

He sits out Saturday's match against the form team in Super Rugby , who have eight All Blacks in their run on side . Hansen's All Blacks are introspective at the moment, having confirmed their 33-man squad for the match against Samoa and their three Tests with the Lions . [Full Article...]

British motorcycle racer Lambert dies from injuries in race

British motorcycle racer Lambert dies from injuries in race Tributes have poured in from motorsport racers from across Ireland, the United Kingdom and mainland Europe. "Alan made his TT mountain course debut at the 2014 TT races and had a highest placed finish of 15th, which he achieved in the 2015 Senior TT". [Full Article...]

LeBron James shuts down that 'tired LeBron' storyline

After the warp-speed Golden State Warriors overran the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first two games of the NBA Finals , with Durant averaging 35.5 points in the wins, one of the trending topics has been whether James is being worn down in trying guard the 7-footer. [Full Article...]

Predators on brink as Rinne struggles again in Pittsburgh

Predators on brink as Rinne struggles again in Pittsburgh Phil Kessel , who was held without a goal for six consecutive games, joined the party a little under seven minutes later with a swift wrist shot. Schultz, Bryan Rust , Malkin, Conor Sheary , Phil Kessel and Ron Hainsey scored the Pittsburgh goals. [Full Article...]

Durant's late heroics power Warriors over Cavaliers

Durant's late heroics power Warriors over Cavaliers Irving left Thompson open behind the 3-point line to try to swipe a steal from Zaza Pachulia in the post and Thompson buried the 3 to give Golden State an eight-point lead. Kevin scored 31 points 14 of which came in the 4th quarter. He was unfazed, and would not be denied as he scored 7 points in the closing minute. The 26 paint points are the most by a player 6-foot-3 or shorter in the last 20 ... [Full Article...]

Madrid Wins Back-To-Back Titles, £1.5m Bonus for Each Player

Madrid Wins Back-To-Back Titles, £1.5m Bonus for Each Player They put more goals past Juventus in 90 minutes than the Italian champions had conceded in their previous 12 Champions League games. "We thought and we believed that this would be the right time", said the Italy defender. Madrid is the only team to have double-figure Champions League wins - a dozen. "We have spoken with the board and we are going to go again for next season". [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal reaches French Open semis for 10th time

Rafael Nadal reaches French Open semis for 10th time The other semi-final will also be decided on Wednesday, when world number one Andy Murray faces Kei Nishikori and 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka takes on Marin Cilic . It's not something that comes out in the first week. He added that he hoped umpires would be focusing on the on-court action instead of watching the clock when he played. [Full Article...]

India are not invincible, says Kohli

India are not invincible, says Kohli After suffering a heart-wrenching seven-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka , India skipper Virat Kohli has asserted that his side will have to push harder and put more runs on the board in what would be a virtual quarter-final against South Africa in the ongoing Champions Trophy . [Full Article...]


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