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LeBron, Durant get into shouting match, receive double technicals

Is Curry not the best player in either team as Scott Pippen said a week back? Kevin Durant has 31 for Golden State. Green was suspended for Game 5 of the Finals past year after an altercation with James in which he accumulated his fourth flagrant-foul point of the playoffs , which carries an automatic one-game suspension. [Full Article...]

Here we go again with the LeBron-is-leaving-Cleveland talk

But the academic literature has been far more sceptical of such arguments, generally finding little-to-no evidence of such externalities. O'Connor also made reference to a almost year-old Yahoo article from Adrian Wojnarowski that said there was a belief throughout the league that James wouldn't remain in Cleveland for the remainder of his career. [Full Article...]

NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from previous year

Will the fans go quiet in Quicken Loans Arena? It was a career defining sequence that will live on in Warriors' lore. "We were in attack mode", James said . He collected 39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, and Kyrie Irving added 38 points - and, still, it was not enough. But down 0-3 following an emotional, gut-punch loss, when the Warriors make their run in Game 4 will the air com... [Full Article...]

Cavaliers extend National Basketball Association finals after ending Warriors' flawless run

The comeback Cavaliers are at it again. The Warriors had swept their first three series and were 48 minutes away from a party they've been planning for a year. The third quarter featured a confusing sequence and a scramble on the floor that resulted in two technicals, a friend of James being escorted from the arena and back and forth flurries worthy of a heavyweight boxing match. [Full Article...]

Gunathilaka, Mendis power Sri Lanka in record chase

Gunathilaka played aggressor and drove imperiously down the ground, while Mendis scored rotated the strike. But opener Danushka Gunathilaka and the young Kusal Mendis were resolute in their thinking and took a very similar approach to what Dhawan and Rohit did. [Full Article...]

Penguins seize control from Predators in Stanley Cup Final series

Anyone who suggests otherwise is oblivious to some of the over-the-line contact Nashville has doled out - both early in the series during their bouts with self-inflicted recklessness and throughout Game 5, especially long after Pittsburgh had wrapped up its punishing 6-0 victory. [Full Article...]

Polanski's victim pleads to end case: 'He owes me nothing'

Geimer said she forgives the director for the assault that occurred at Academy Award-winning actor Jack Nicholson's compound in Hollywood Hills. Geimer, who lives in Hawaii and was accompanied by her husband of almost 30 years, said she had recently become a grandmother and did not want her family subjected to any more suffering. [Full Article...]

Preds: Shutting down Pens' stars not possible every game

Sports' Kevin Allen explains why Pittsburgh and Nashville can feel good about their chances heading into Game 5. "Growing up, you watch him, so to be honest it's pretty special", said Guentzel, whose 13 postseason goals are one off the National Hockey League playoff rookie record set by Dino Ciccarelli with the Minnesota North Stars in 1981. [Full Article...]

Pens smash Preds, close in on repeat

Let's start with this: Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are incredible. On the ensuing power play , Crosby set up Schultz for a slap shot that went under Rinne's pads for a 1-0 Pittsburgh lead 1:31 into the first. "He was doing some UFC move on my foot". "I had a gesture with my hand and before I knew it the thing was flying across the ice". I was in some kind of lock there. [Full Article...]

Cavaliers alive for Game 5

No team has escaped a 3-0 deficit to win an NBA playoff series but the Cavs made the greatest NBA Finals comeback a year ago from 3-1 down to beat the Warriors . Curry and Durant helped the Warriors to a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals series. "We've got one more to go". "Draymond got a tech, he gathered, got it back together, we moved on". [Full Article...]

Spurs striker Harry Kane looking to kick on for England

I don't want to make a big deal out of it. I think at club level I've had a good few seasons, but now it's about taking that next step, worldwide football in the big games, in the big moments. 'It would be nice to draw parallels with that. This year our Under-17s were minutes away from winning the Europeans as well. Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has been passed fit to face England despite sitti... [Full Article...]

Cavs prevent NBA Finals sweep, end Warriors perfect postseason run

Are the Cavs going to put up three more efforts like this again? The Cavs were determined not to let the Warriors sweep them, and it was Cleveland, not Golden State, which busted Finals scoring records in the first half. That is, except for a massive image of the Larry O'Brien Trophy, prominently displayed on the middle of the floor. We will see if that level of offense is sustainable, but it ... [Full Article...]

Arsene Wenger extends his Arsenal stay for two more years

Arsenal , however, managed to claim FA Cup glory following a 2-1 win over Chelsea . Wenger's future has been up in the air for much of the season as both he and the club refused to publicly announce their intentions. He has a fantastic track record and has our full backing". Seaman also believes it was the right call for Wenger to stay on at Arsenal . They will be competing in the Europa... [Full Article...]

Comeback Cavs end Warriors perfect postseason in Game 4

In any event, the Cavs are still breathing and it's now the Warriors who may be feeling the pressure after blowing a 3-1 lead last June. The Warriors were never able to get the deficit into single digits during the final quarter, ending their dream of going undefeated through the postseason. [Full Article...]

Canadian Grand Prix to stay until at least 2029

It was not until the final third of the session that F1 returnee Fernando Alonso set his first timed lap, but soon after he was told by McLaren to stop and switch the auto off immediately. Raikkonen had a 0.219s advantage over Hamilton in the medium-speed chicanes of the middle sector alone, with the Mercedes marginally quicker on the long straight and tight chicane of the final sector. [Full Article...]

Harry Kane chosen to captain England against Scotland

Having been farmed out on loan and seen off some high-profile competition at White Hart Lane, t he 23-year-old has gone on to establish himself as both a fans' favourite and one of Europe's most unsafe forwards. "But it is something I have got to get used to". The Scots have the home advantage and will need to put it to good effect if they're to get any result at Hampden on Saturday night. [Full Article...]

French Open Day 10: Ostapenko, Bacsinszky set up battle of the birthdays

The first woman from her country to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal - beating 2016 Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig and 2010 French Open finalist Samantha Stosur en route - the 47th-ranked Ostapenko has not yet won a title on the WTA circuit. [Full Article...]

Irving, James lead Cavaliers over Warriors to avoid sweep

Golden State lost three of its first five games after his injury, then proceeded to rattle off 14 straight victories and finish the year 15-1. Irving had the type of performance the Cavs have needed from him, the type he hadn't yet had in the Finals. [Full Article...]

LeBron James Kicked Andre Iguodala in the Groin During Game 3

Kyrie Irving said he was aware the Warriors wanted to finish a 16-0 romp through the postseason and celebrate a title on the Cavs' court, just as they did in 2015. If not for Cleveland's Kyle Korver missing a 3-pointer in the final minute of Game 3, the series would be 2-2. Cavaliers public address announcer Olivier Sedra announced to the arena that the technical was Green's second, which w... [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka stuns India by 7 wickets

Sri Lanka stuns India by 7 wickets A brilliantly paced chase from Angelo Mathews' side saw them knock off 322 with eight balls to spare, the largest successful chase in The Oval's one-day global history. Mathews was also taking treatment between overs but he and Asela Gunaratne (34 not out) showed no signs of weakness. But skipper Mathews and Perera added 75 runs in 10.2 overs to ensure that islanders don t lose momentum. [Full Article...]


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