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Sports Alvaro Morata weighing up options, Chelsea keen on Real Madrid ace
Author: 0 Alvaro Morata weighing up options, Chelsea keen on Real Madrid ace

A £7m-a-year deal and a five-year contract has reportedly been agreed with Morata, but a transfer fee for Real Madrid still needs to be finalised. The 24-year-old appears to have chose to leave los Blancos for greener pastures and a return to Italian Serie A appears on the cards.

Sports Will the NBA Finals be worth the wait?
Author: 0 Will the NBA Finals be worth the wait?

The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland. Warriors guard Steph Curry won't admit it, but the Cavs are in the heads of the Golden State players. Green said he has moved on from the suspension, but has taken lessons with him. "I think they're the prohibitive favorite", ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy said.

Author: 0 You will see a 'different' Pakistan team against India: Sarfraz

Ahead of the big-ticket game, he further added, "No worldwide game comes easy to you, you have to work hard for it and it will be the same against India ". "I worked at the National Cricket Academy, went to UAE for treatment, came to England and eventually I have made my way back to full fitness", Sohail said.

Sports French players looking to ride 'Kiki' wave at Roland Garros
Author: 0 French players looking to ride 'Kiki' wave at Roland Garros

Still grieving the recent death of his father, 25th-seeded American Steve Johnson dropped to his knees and began crying at the end of his 6-2, 7-6 (8), 3-6, 7-6 (6) victory over Borna Coric at the French Open . The road will not get any easier at the 2017 French Open . They will be on full display in the next two weeks as the Parisian Grand Slam has kicked off this past Sunday.

Sports NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavaliers, by the numbers
Author: 0 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavaliers, by the numbers

After noting that the vandalism had intruded on "one of the greatest sporting events that we have", James said that if the incident keeps the conversation about racism alive, James said, "then I'm OK with it". They are 12-0 in the playoffs. Less than a month earlier, the Cavs were victorious against the Warriors in Cleveland . What seems to be a near guarantee is that Game 1 will feature a ton of points.

Author: 0 All so hard for Djokovic, easy for Nadal at French Open

Garbine Muguruza celebrates her win over Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva. And then the fourth and fifth set went the way I hoped that the whole match can go. Dominic Thiem , the sixth seed and a popular pick by experts, will take on his first seeded opponent in Steve Johnson, the No. 25-seeded American. "I think the only thing that I can really dream of in this life is good health".

Sports Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors - 6/4/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors - 6/4/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Golden State's 113-91 rout wasn't all that surprising in many ways. This series is far from over, but the Cavs saw just how lethal Golden State is with Durant in the lineup as a serious matchup nightmare. But it all starts from getting stops. James and Kyrie Irving shot 19 for 42 between them but the sloppy ball handling allowed the Warriors to take almost as many shots - 106 - as they had points, and 20 more attempts than the Cavs' 86.

Sports Zack Greinke earns 7th win as Arizona beats Miami 3-2
Author: 0 Zack Greinke earns 7th win as Arizona beats Miami 3-2

The Zona pitching had issues with starter Patrick Corbin charged with six runs on (five earned) on nine hits including three homers over five frames to absorb the loss. He didn't score, so the play was somewhat inconsequential. but it was certainly noticed by players on both sides. "I know. Don't rub it in", Greinke said with a slight smile.

Sports Subban predicts Preds' win in Game 3
Author: 0 Subban predicts Preds' win in Game 3

At the moment, Guentzel has scored 49 goals this season, the 21 in the minors, 16 more in 40 regular-season National Hockey League games, and now all those playoff goals as well. Bieber was spotted cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs in their Game 6 loss to the Washington Capitals in the first round, which resulted in their elimination from the playoffs.

Author: 0 What LeBron did moments after Cavaliers lost Game 1

It just didn't feel right . Rihanna continued stealing the show - before and after the game - as cameras captured her bowing down to LeBron James and dabbing. Part of this is a symptom from the Cavaliers turnover issue, but on balance, they can't let Durant go this insane, especially given the fact that he had a great game as a playmaker as well.

Author: 0 KD, Warriors take charge in Finals

The Warriors did what they were supposed to do in Game 1 , taking care of business on their home court against the underdog. Struggling with turnovers and defensive communication, the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are counting on learning from their mistakes to fight their way back in the NBA Finals .

Author: 0 Best Memes of Durant & the Warriors Destroying LeBron James & the Cavs

And if Thompson, whose shot has been uncharacteristically erratic during this postseason, rediscovers his stroke, the Cavaliers may be in for a short series. That's one of our guys. You're not going to see us getting ahead of ourselves. Things were decidedly more frosty on Thursday, though. "We'll be keyed up and ready to go for Sunday".

Sports Sato set to make shift from Indianapolis 500 to Detroit GP
Author: 0 Sato set to make shift from Indianapolis 500 to Detroit GP

On his life since winning the Indy 500: "It's been insane. This kind of news is definitely in support of all of them", said Sato, who said it wasn't easy to drive after the disasters. But the Tokyo-born Sato is not only the 71st victor of the event: he's the first Japanese driver to win IndyCar's marquee event. He had one previous victory, the 2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, and had developed a reputation for crashing.

Author: 0 Champions League final talking points

Ronaldo has managed 527 goals in the professional game, however, and the Portugal worldwide has revealed that he will never develop into a specialist striker as he enjoys starting from a wide position. Finally, we want to have a look at the scorer market . "Dani has already won this competition and he has four or five years ahead in his career".

Sports Ferrari chairman: Vettel's Monaco win 'will be part of our history'
Author: 0 Ferrari chairman: Vettel's Monaco win 'will be part of our history'

But for sure I take it. Lewis Hamilton will sit down with his Mercedes team in the coming days as he attempts to get on top of the vehicle problems which are threatening to derail his challenge for a fourth title. The caravan heads overseas now, and the next race is in Canada , at Gilles Villeneuve Circuit, on 11th of June. In Monaco , triple world champion Hamilton qualified 13th and ended up seventh, with his Finnish team mate fourth.

Author: 0 New Zealand coach Steve Hansen questions Lions' tour schedule

Not to mention the six matches Warren Gatland's men have before stepping out in Auckland for the series opener and another against the Hurricanes prior to the second Test in Wellington. My worry is that this summer we could see two different philosophies: a group of players stretching themselves in the provincial games, and then the Test team reverting to type with a variation of Warrenball and the hope that Owen Farrell converts his kicks while Beauden Barrett misses.

Sports Sports writer loses job over tweet on Japanese Indy winner
Author: 0 Sports writer loses job over tweet on Japanese Indy winner

Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Indy 500 on Sunday, holding off three-time victor Helio Castroneves of Brazil to do it. Frei's tweet was soon deleted shortly after the incident, but not before it was screenshot and other users took the opportunity to roast the reporter.

Author: 0 French Open: Dominant Rafael Nadal moves into fourth round

Djokovic was untroubled by his 59th-ranked opponent from Portugal. "It is always great to celebrate my birthday here", said Nadal . The second- and third-set wins gave Isner 22 tiebreak wins this season. The Canadian will now face another Spaniard in Pablo Carreno Busta, who beat Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Despite a poor start against Argentinian Diego Schwartzman , Novak Djokovic will be advancing to the Round of 16 at the French Open .

Sports NBA Finals loaded with stars, historical implications
Author: 0 NBA Finals loaded with stars, historical implications

After a summer highlighted by Kevin Durant's decision to leave Oklahoma City for the star-laden Golden State Warriors , a six-month regular season and three rounds of playoffs, the NBA Finals are right back where they ended last June. After the Warriors broke out of the second half, it seemed pretty clear that Cleveland wasn't going to win Game 1. Golden State finally warmed up after nine days off, while the Cavs had a six-day break since beating Boston in the Eastern Conference finals .

Author: 0 Zidane giving nothing away about Gareth Bale ahead of Cardiff final

The Germany legend expects a sensational Champions League final - and a match written in black and white stripes. Assuming, that is, Zidane doesn't revert to habit of playing the big three when fit, after Gareth Bale was declared ready to play, though not at 100 per cent.

Author: 0 Clayton Kershaw: Kershaw reaches 2000 career strikeouts

After that, it was Kenley Jansen , who made his first two-inning appearance in the last four seasons. Rich Hill will start game two and is 2-2 with a 4.09 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Knebel intentionally walked Bellinger and Puig, loading the bases for Eibner, who struck out to end the inning. The Dodgers picked up left-handed pitcher Jason Wheeler from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for cash considerations.

Author: 0 Rihanna Was the Star of Last Night's NBA Finals Game

They'll get two days off to decipher what happened and do what no team has done yet this postseason: fix it. And I have goosebumps! "I mean , you take one of the best teams that we had ever assembled previous year, that we saw in the regular season and in the postseason, and then in the offseason, you add a high-powered offensive talent like that and a great basketball IQ like that , that's what stands out".

Sports Predators coach mum on Game 3 goalie choice
Author: 0 Predators coach mum on Game 3 goalie choice

From left, Brooke Staudt, of Munhall, Pa., and Maureen Sams and Pierce Sams, of Carnego, Pa., wait in the rain outside PPG Paints Arena before Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the. The most powerful offence in hockey is proving too much for Pekka Rinne to handle. Hes everybodys friend here. Hes the player they trust the most.

Author: 0 NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors flex its muscles Game 1

Hayward suggested that Golden State's offense, particularly its ability to get out and run in the open court, might be too much for Cleveland to overcome. The turnovers were an issue all night, with James committing eight of them. " That's very apparent when you look at the film". Turnovers were also a significant issue for Cleveland , who committed 20 as a team to just four for Golden State.

Sports Kelly Barnhill throws 2-hitter, leads Florida past LSU 2-0
Author: 0 Kelly Barnhill throws 2-hitter, leads Florida past LSU 2-0

CITY | Florida coach Tim Walton has a simple mentality when it comes to winning games - if the other team doesn't score, his team can't lose. Florida advances to the semifinal round, where it awaits either Texas A&M, UCLA, or Washington on Sunday. "We just needed to do a better job of attacking the zone and understanding that our pitches are good enough to get people out", she said.

Author: 0 Russell Westbrook was not interested in watching the NBA Finals

Curry sported a fresh haircut for the occasion and the two-time reigning MVP initially wore a black sleeve on his shooting arm to protect a tender elbow that still had some swelling, but he quickly removed it and found his stroke. So why has Tyronn Lue chose to go a different route? What other player on the Warriors deserves James attention? But after winning the first two games a year ago before blowing the 3-1 lead, the Warriors aren't about to get ahead of themselves even if Cavs ...

Sports Bosh, Miami Heat reach agreement to part ways
Author: 0 Bosh, Miami Heat reach agreement to part ways

The new CBA, which takes effect July 1, has new policies for evaluating player health, partially because of Bosh's situation. Bosh hasn't played since February 2016 because of blood clotting issues. A medical review has concluded that Chris Bosh has suffered a career-ending illness. From the Miami perspective, the team can waive Bosh and his salary will be permanently removed from the cap, which was agreed upon last month, per reports.

Sports Predators frustrated but confidence not shaken
Author: 0 Predators frustrated but confidence not shaken

That, above everything, they have. I think so, due to the lack of experience Saros has, and the undying trust the team and fans have in Rinne. The game-winning goal in the opening game of the series broke the streak, and two goals in Game 2 showed that Guentzel has smashed through that rookie wall.

Sports Champions Trophy: Joe Root hits a century as England beat Bangladesh
Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Joe Root hits a century as England beat Bangladesh

Woakes, who managed just two overs at the start of the hosts' opening eight-wicket win over Bangladesh at The Oval on Thursday, was sent for scans at close of play. "If Pakistan dismisses Kohli cheaply, it will significantly increase its chances of restricting India to a low score", said Afridi. Meanwhile a single against off-spinner Moeen Ali saw Tamim to his ninth ODI century in 124 balls, including 11 fours and a six.

Author: 0 Game experience best way to prepare for Golden State Warriors

Durant could sign a so-called "non-Bird" extension for up to four years, but a more likely scenario would have him sign another two-year deal, with a player option on the second year (similar to what LeBron James did in Cleveland for several years).

Sports Penguins storm past Predators in third period, take 2-0 series lead
Author: 0 Penguins storm past Predators in third period, take 2-0 series lead

Yes, they have been the better team. Only after they had the game well in hand and held a 4-1 lead did they punch back. "We're going to win the next game", he said on both occasions. This Nashville team can still win with a sharp Rinne. After starting the playoffs with 10 goals in his first 11 games, he went through an eight-game goal-scoring drought that almost made him a healthy scratch heading into Game 1 of this series when Patric Hornqvist was ready to return to the lineup.

Author: 0 Root fires England to win over Bangladesh

The One Day International 2004 ICC Champions Trophy was held in England with 12 teams competing in the Group stage. Even Morgan's unequivocal support could not get him out of his rut, an attempted flick over short fine-leg simply bringing an outstanding catch from Mustafizur Rahman - with just a single to his name.

Author: 0 Huddersfield Offer Incredible Gesture For Their Fans After Promotion

The game finished 0-0 after extra time, and it was Hefele once again who missed, this time from the penalty spot to give Reading the advantage in the shootout. "Of course, I've always dreamed of playing in the Premier League ". "It's great that they got something back". But the huge boost to their bank balance pales in comparison to the lifetime of memories Huddersfield's players and supporters will take from their promotion triumph and next season's unexpected place among the Premier ...

Sports From Hockey 101, Preds bring Stanley Cup Final to Music City
Author: 0 From Hockey 101, Preds bring Stanley Cup Final to Music City

Golf star and Predators fan Brandt Snedeker was expected to attend Game 2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Arena and has previously teased being a catfish-tosser. PITTSBURGH (AP ) - Prosecutors are dropping charges filed against a Tennessee man for throwing a catfish onto the rink in Pittsburgh during the opening of the Stanley Cup Final.

Sports Sharma, Bumrah lift Mumbai into Final
Author: 0 Sharma, Bumrah lift Mumbai into Final

Watch Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders live streaming on Sony Six (English Commentary) and Set Max (Hindi Commentary) channels. Tonight at Bengaluru , Kolkata Knight Riders will face off with Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 2 of the IPL 2017.

Sports SE Louisiana opens NCAAs with 12-6 win over Rice
Author: 0 SE Louisiana opens NCAAs with 12-6 win over Rice

This is the 25th time LSU has hosted a regional and the Tigers have won 20 of the previous 24 events. LSU would tack on two more runs for the final margin, scoring its most runs since defeating Cal-Irvine 21-7 in the 2008 Super Regionals.

Author: 0 Buffon eyes final 'fairytale' football match with Juventus

The Wales forward has not played since coming off in the first half of El Clasico on April 23, and he admitted he may have rushed his return following an operation in November. Unlike Ronaldo, the Albiceleste captain is yet to win a senior trophy with his national team, but did claim one U20 FIFA World Cup as well as an Olympic gold medal, which do not count as trophies in his senior career.

Author: 0 LeBron James denounces racism after home is vandalized

The 32-year-old, a four-time MVP , spends the season living in Akron, Ohio , but purchased the Brentwood home in L.A.in 2015, according to USA Today . Racism, James said, "will always be a part of the world, a part of America". A three-time champion, James said he would be "focused tomorrow on our game plan and focused on these games" when the Finals start, but was upset he could not sit with his two sons to discuss what happened.

Sports Paratore, Orrin share the lead at Nordea Masters
Author: 0 Paratore, Orrin share the lead at Nordea Masters

Paratore, regarded as one of the fastest professionals in the world , made a shaky start with bogeys at the third and fourth, but he staged a valiant fightback to set the early clubhouse target at five-under par. Dunne's challenge was crippled by double-bogeys on the fifth and 17th holes, with a birdie four on the 12th the sole shot gained throughout his round.

Author: 0 Game 1 produces historic NBA Finals ratings on ABC

The Cavaliers can level the series by winning game two Sunday before the series shifts to Cleveland for two games next week. This is not the same Warriors team from the last 2 NBA Finals. The Warriors' 113-91 dismantling of the Cavaliers showed exactly how unsafe they have become with Durant. Last year's Finals saw the first two games go to Golden State, which outscored the Cavaliers by a combined 48 points through those two games.

Sports Ian Wright: Paul Pogba can become a top player at Manchester United
Author: 0 Ian Wright: Paul Pogba can become a top player at Manchester United

Pogba scored the opening goal against Ajax in the Europa League final to help his side book a spot in the Champions League next season. It is still not known if the 24-year-old would fast in the month of Ramadan, considering he will be playing for France against Praguay, Sweden and England in June.

Sports Nashville Predators beat Anaheim Ducks, advance to 1st Stanley Cup Final
Author: 0 Nashville Predators beat Anaheim Ducks, advance to 1st Stanley Cup Final

As it turned out, the Ducks didn't have a monopoly on resilience in the conference finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs . How did they do it? But in the series-clinching Game 6, it was the unlikely duo of Sissons and Rinne - the former a little-used 23-year-old reserve center who played in Milwaukee as recently as last season, the latter a prominent 35-year-old veteran goalie who was an Admirals fan favorite a decade ago - that made the difference.

Sports Kyle Busch wins pole for NASCAR Cup race at Dover
Author: 0 Kyle Busch wins pole for NASCAR Cup race at Dover

Busch was composed when answering questions on pit road after the race, but he was abrupt when answering a question from ESPN.com about whether he was surprised Austin Dillon had been able to stretch his fuel mileage and what he thought Dillon probably felt in earning his first career Cup win.