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Sports Brown returns to Cleveland on opponent's bench
Author: 0 Brown returns to Cleveland on opponent's bench

For the third consecutive time , the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will face off in the NBA Finals , but the repetitive matchup hasn't done much this week to boring fan interest in scoring seats to the championship series .

Author: 0 Barcelona confirm Ernesto Valverde as new coach

Valverde did not confirm reports that he has already reached a deal to coach Barcelona next season, and did not dismiss taking a year off after four seasons at Athletic. Valverde has also coached Espanyol, Olympiakos, Villarreal and Valencia. Valverde won the Cup Winners' Cup and Copa del Rey in his two seasons at the Camp Nou from 1988 to 1990.

Author: 0 Warriors' Curry debuts new shoe for Finals

We think he was joking, but we'll get to that in a second. The upper is comprised of a combination of knit and a lightweight material. Take a look at some in-game shots of the Under Armour Curry 4 in the gallery above and stay tuned for more info and release details.

Sports Even with glow of 2016 title, Kyrie Irving remembers 2015 Finals injury
Author: 0 Even with glow of 2016 title, Kyrie Irving remembers 2015 Finals injury

Then again, when you have teammates like he has, it's much easier for Love to score either in the paint or long distance than it is from anywhere else. "I'm here now. And everything.in the past?" "I'm just trying to be the best me I can be". That's certainly how Curry will feel. Iguodala has shot the ball poorly in the postseason but the 2015 NBA Finals MVP will be on the floor plenty anyway because of his other contributions.

Author: 0 Amid shooting slump, Warriors' Thompson making mark in other ways

The Cavs are not shook by this. Or more accurately, perhaps, 80% wanted the Warriors to lose. "They're going to make adjustments", Brown said . Durant matched his postseason career high with 38 points in Game 1 to go with eight rebounds and eight assists, becoming the first player to post a 38-8-8 or better since Kobe Bryant went 40-8-8 in the 2009 Finals against Orlando.

Author: 0 Summerhays takes advantage of Dufner collapse at Memorial

He was four strokes behind along with Justin Thomas (69) and Dufner . He missed the putts he had been making for two days. "And then coming down the stretch at the PGA Championship previous year, having a chance to honestly win until Jimmy (Walker) and Jason (Day) kind of pulled away right at the last minute".

Author: 0 Arrested Following London Bridge Terror Attack

Witnesses described a white van careering into pedestrians near London Bridge and knocking over several people. On Saturday, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer tweeted that he was "horrified by the events in London " and that Canada would always stand with the people of London .

Author: 0 Senators, Penguins think deep prior to Game 7

And for all the many reasons that Mike Sullivan and the Penguins' coaching staff pulled him from these Stanley Cup playoffs, most of those reaching well beyond actual goaltending, if you ask me, it's got to be his team once again for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Thursday back in Pittsburgh .

Author: 0 Andy Murray vs. Martin Klizan 2017 French Open Pick, Odds, Prediction

Lokoli snubbed Klizan as the 27-year-old world number 50 offered his hand after completing a 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, 4-6, 0-6, 6-4 win. A familiar pattern developed from there, Murray chuntering to himself as he grew increasingly exasperated. I haven't played well. Juan Martin del Potro marked his return to the competition by seeing off fellow Argentine Guido Pella, Nick Kyrgios defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber and Kei Nishikori beat Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Author: 0 CL Final Liveblog: Juve-Real Madrid

The decorated goalkeeper also won the World Cup in 2006 with Italy, making up for the disappointment of missing out on their European Championship success in 2000 due to injury. It was the only high point for Juventus on a night when the Italian champion was outclassed in its quest for a first European title in 21 years. Zidane , 44, led Madrid to glory in last season's Champions League less than five months after succeeding Rafael Benitez to take up his first managerial role.

Author: 0 Bale ends season on good note, celebrates title at home

During the second half of the match, which Real Madrid went on to win 4-1, video cameras showed a sudden rush in the middle of the crowd in San Carlo square, and then a violent surge that flung people against barriers. "Let me congratulate my boys for what they've done this season", said Allegri, whose side were beaten 3-1 by Barcelona in the 2015 final in Berlin .

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: England Pacer Chris Woakes Ruled Out Of Tournament

England , who came into the tournament at the back of a series win against South Africa , were expected to overhaul the target comfortably at the Kennington Oval. "I know it sounds pretty boring, but this is exactly what we feel as cricketers". In 12 Tests in 2016, Woakes took 41 wickets at 25 apiece and also had a batting average of more than 30.

Author: 0 Pep: Aguero, Kompany will stay with City

Avoid defeat against Watford on Sunday and City will finish inside the top four. Pep Guardiola has insisted that star striker Sergio Aguero will still be a Manchester City player next season. It is not allowed. "Every game, we play for everything, but it's in our hands". At one point when the Italian received a lecture from referee Jon Moss some home fans called for him to be sent to the stands.

Sports Richard Jefferson explains why Warriors blew 3-1 lead in 2016
Author: 0 Richard Jefferson explains why Warriors blew 3-1 lead in 2016

The 2017 NBA Playoffs have been utterly lopsided thus far. Two years ago, the Warriors defeated the Cavaliers in six games to win their first National Basketball Association title in 40 years. The Warriors are back with a more formidable team after adding Kevin Durant, a healthier one after Stephen Curry was banged up last postseason, and not even LeBron James and the Cavs are given much chance of stopping them.

Author: 0 Manchester United fans beg Pogba to bring Griezmann to Old Trafford

Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Valencia CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 5, 2017. "Together with my advisor, Eric Olhats , I've made a decision to stay because it's a hard time for Atletico". Reports in Spain suggest United were aware that Griezmann would not move this summer and leave Atletico without a lead striker if the appeal against their transfer embargo ...

Sports Jamie Carragher takes OUT Gary Neville in Michael Carrick testimonial
Author: 0 Jamie Carragher takes OUT Gary Neville in Michael Carrick testimonial

I'm going to be out for two to three weeks unfortunately. "He's a football man and that character, coupled with his ability, made him a certainty to be a big success at United ". He never broke a sweat, either! Before the match started, Carrick took the opportunity to speak about the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London.

Author: 0 Reading Miss Out On Premier League

Palmer has enjoyed regular game time with Huddersfield this term and it remains to be seen if the Terriers try to keep hold of him in the Premier League next season. When asked if Huddersfield would survive in the Premier League , Hoyle added: "I'd like to think so, but it's a really tough division". Reading had the advantage and could have put themselves is position to win the shootout until Liam Moore took his chance and clipped the bar, allowing Huddersfield back into the game.

Sports Edinson Volquez throws no-hitter against Diamondbacks
Author: 0 Edinson Volquez throws no-hitter against Diamondbacks

The 33-year-old has been erratic this season prior to throwing his no-hitter, entering Saturday with a 4.44 ERA and 1.58 WHIP. Volquez, who was a shade over 60 pitches through six innings on Saturday, walked two and those two were the only baserunners he allowed on the day for Major League Baseball's first no-no of the young season and the first since April of last season.

Sports Man United in talks with Real Madrid over Bale move
Author: 0 Man United in talks with Real Madrid over Bale move

Real president Florentino Perez remains supportive of Bale, but has apparently acknowledged he may have to sell the former Spurs man to afford Eden Hazard or Kylian Mbappe this summer. That has led to influential members of the Bernabeu boardroom arguing that Bale could well be the high-profile player to leave this summer, if they do want to follow their usual policy of signing a "Galactico".

Sports Army Chief Bipin Rawat reviews security in LoC
Author: 0 Army Chief Bipin Rawat reviews security in LoC

Meanwhile, two persons, including a woman, were injured when the Pakistan Army violated ceasefire twice in two sectors of Poonch district, prompting retaliation from the Indian troops. Saturday's episode marks the second incident of cross-border firing during the week. The cross border firing by the Indian troops have become a routine matter now for quite some time which have also resulted in civilians casualties.

Author: 0 India vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy 2017

This was both Asian giants' first match of the 2017 Champions Trophy , a tournament featuring the world's top-eight one-day worldwide teams. I think India-Pakistan is a special game. He added, "India-Pakistan is a pressure game, hopefully we play a free game". "We're focused on our livelihood, which is on the field". "But they make a massive difference in the course of the game or tournament".

Author: 0 French Open 2017: Top 5 Best Shots: Novak Djokovic

It was not plain sailing, however, and despite racing into a 4-0 lead in the fourth set, Djokovic became embroiled in a row with umpire Ramos after receiving two warnings in a game - one of slow play, the second for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Author: 0 Best of social media from French Open day five

This is his first appearance at Roland Garros in five years, and before Almagro's injury, del Potro dealt with his own issue - a bothersome groin muscle that he tweaked in the first set Thursday. We also played a great match in Davis Cup as well. I think when the going gets tough they would come up a little bit short, but that doesn't apply to Del Potro.

Author: 0 Bale 'proud', Ronaldo outstanding as Real Madrid make Champions League history

Ronaldo scored two crucial strikes either side of Casemiro's deflected effort to ensure he finished as the competition's top scorer for a record fifth straight year, and sixth time overall. "The people who always criticise Cristiano are going to have put their guitar back in its case". As a coach of this team I am very proud of them all.

Sports Clouds of Uncertainty Over India vs Pakistan Clash
Author: 0 Clouds of Uncertainty Over India vs Pakistan Clash

Kohli, on the contrary, having played Pakistan sporadically over the years, is aware of the "surprise" factor. For Kohli, too, the match is significant - it will be first time he will lead India in a global tournament. There is no dearth of expectations around the tie despite the recent India-Pakistan encounters being boring, one-sided affairs. Azhar Ali , the former Pakistan one-day captain has been in good form since in the a year ago or so and has consistently delivered for ...

Sports Nadal beats Benoit Paire in straight sets at French Open
Author: 0 Nadal beats Benoit Paire in straight sets at French Open

Djokovic grabbed two breaks early on in the first set and Granollers - who had been the lucky recepient of Nadal's retirement previous year - had no answer to Nole's dominant game. 2 Novak Djokovic , No. 4 Rafael Nadal , No. 5 Milos Raonic, No. 7 Marin Cilic, No. 10 David Goffin, No. 17 Roberto Bautista Agut, No. 22 Pablo Cuevas, No.

Author: 0 "Being black in America is tough": LeBron James reacts

Watch James' full press conference above. "She's been doing a little screaming for Steph Curry and I'm like ah, I don't know if we could do that", Tapper said Wednesday at Cowboys OTAs in Frisco. "It's a scary-ass situation that if my son calls me and said he's been pulled over, that I'm not that confident that things are going to go well and that my son is going to return home".

Sports More than a thousand Juventus fans injured in stampede in Turin
Author: 0 More than a thousand Juventus fans injured in stampede in Turin

In an exceptional career in which he keeps rewriting the record books, Ronaldo scored twice in Cardiff to become the first player in the 25 seasons of the Champions League era to score in three finals. "We worked hard to achieve this Double of La Liga and the Champions League", Zidane told Mediaset Premium . "We thought and we believed that this would be the right time", said the Italy defender.

Author: 0 JR Smith claims Cavaliers would beat the 1996 Bulls

Kevin Durant, who doesn't expect to have wide open dunking lanes for an entire game this time , gave his best guess. The issue is this: If the reigning National Basketball Association champions don't show some toughness - especially at the rim - soon, they won't be reigning National Basketball Association champions much longer.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers try to adjust on both ends

The Warriors transition game is deadly. Whatever questions people had last summer about how Durant would fit into an All-Star cast that already included the likes of two-time MVP Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson and Green have been answered.

Sports India's batsmen dominate Pakistan in rain-affected Champions Trophy clash
Author: 0 India's batsmen dominate Pakistan in rain-affected Champions Trophy clash

If the cricketing logic were to prevail, India should win this contest without fuss but then, an India-Pakistan encounter often throws the logic out of the window. Coming to the much-awaited cricket match, millions of supporters are expected to tune in and watch the teams fight for national pride at Edgbaston on Sunday.

Author: 0 Gianluigi Buffon feels the pain after third Champions League final defeat

Ronaldo underscored his status as Europe's most lethal striker with the first and third goals as Real were crowned champions of Europe for a record-extending 12th time. In the second half their class, their strength, their ability to win these challenges was seen and they deservedly won", he said. "We are disappointed.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane hails Real Madrid's incredible success

Juve put on an impressive showing in the first 45 minutes but they were blown away when Real upped the tempo after the break and skipper Sergio Ramos lifted what was their third Champions League trophy of the past four years. Modric drove to the byline and hooked the ball back with Ronaldo again perfectly placed to spin a first-time finish past Buffon, who was powerless on his line.

Sports Far from her best, Kvitova shows she still has it in Paris
Author: 0 Far from her best, Kvitova shows she still has it in Paris

Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation, who is ranked 40th, broke twice early on to go into a 6-2 lead. Makarova now has the fourth-most top-10 wins amongst active players at Grand Slams with her victory over Kerber being her 10th ( Serena Williams - 56, Venus Williams 36, Maria Sharapova 19).

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors Game 1: What We Learned

We will play better. For the Warriors, their secondary pieces factored in across the board. This year, Iguodala remains the Warriors' best option on James . OAKLAND , Calif. - When he started his run of seven consecutive NBA Finals in 2011, LeBron James would watch and read criticism of himself when he struggled.

Sports Craig McDermott applies for India cricket head coaching role
Author: 0 Craig McDermott applies for India cricket head coaching role

Pakistan , meanwhile, head into a first major tournament under the leadership of Sarfraz Ahmed , the ebullient wicketkeeper who will hope to see his aggressive approach rub off on his team-mates. "I was away from cricket coaching for a year, and now, I want to come back to it". Managing an Indian dressing room full of egos and diverse personalities is a Herculean task and former captain Kumble's impressive record will be hard to ignore.

Author: 0 French Open plays catch-up after Saturday rain disruption

He will play 20th seed Pablo Carreno Busta, who dumped No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. On the other hand, Rafael Nadal stormed to 6-0, 6-1, 6-0 win of Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili as he kept his chances of a record 10th French Open title alive.

Author: 0 Ronaldo helps Real Madrid become 1st team to defend CL title

It was all wrapped up in the 90th minute with a goal from substitute Marco Asensio who came on for Isco. Karim Benzema picked up possession and passed to Ronaldo. And Ronaldo, 32, was full of praise for the Frenchman. Bonucci's flighted pass from deep was volleyed into the box by Alex Sandro and Higuain chested the ball down before teeing it up for Mandzukic.

Author: 0 Predators in 5: Justin Bieber Shows Support For The Pittsburgh Penguins

In Game 2, those goals game in the form of a backhand in the first period that Guentzel squeezed through the tightest of spaces past Pekka Rinne and a quick shot off a rebound. The goal tied the second-fastest from the start of a period in Cup final, only bettered by Montreal's Brian Skrudland against Calgary in the 1986 Finals by one second.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant Might Get a Ring But He'll Never Have Rihanna's Respect

James added: "There's nothing that really needs to be said". "We expect them to play better". He's been doing so many other things for us that we need him for on the floor. At his annual state-of-the-league address at the Finals, Silver spoke on a number of topics before Game 1 - including what's perceived as a lack of parity.Why isn't LeBron guarding Durant? It underscores the difficulty of the proposition facing Cleveland now.

Sports Google Doodle launches ICC Champions Trophy 2017 doodle
Author: 0 Google Doodle launches ICC Champions Trophy 2017 doodle

Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi once famously pleaded for peace between India and Pakistan under the banner "Stop war, start tennis". And since 2009, this tournament has witnessed the top eight teams (according to the ICC ODI rankings) fight it out for the title.

Author: 0 CJ McCollum Thinks Klay Thompson Will Leave The Warriors

The question is: does Durant completely change the equation this time around? Asked about the moment, Durant said, "I don't even remember that". "It is what it is. Durant went off for 38 points on 14-26 shooting. "He's going to do what he does". Love simply has to win that matchup enough to force Golden State to scramble.

Sports Cavaliers, Warriors Aren't Dynasties Yet, Says Adam Silver Ahead of NBA Finals
Author: 0 Cavaliers, Warriors Aren't Dynasties Yet, Says Adam Silver Ahead of NBA Finals

The vandal has his work cut out for him, given that 75% of the National Basketball Association is black, so he better go back to Target and boost some more cans. I mean, Kawhi Leonard was the 15th pick in the draft, Isaiah Thomas was the 60th pick in the draft, Draymond Green was the 35th pick in the draft. "If Cleveland comes out of the east, I want to destroy Cleveland", said Green.

Author: 0 Cavaliers need heart, pride fewer mistakes in Finals

Durant has an easier job than LeBron on both ends of the floor, but the Warriors can not expect the disparity in the level of play between the two superstars to be this large going forward. As a team, the Cavs were only able to corral 15 offensive rebounds off their 56 missed shots. "They did a good of sending, whether it was Zaza [Pachulia] or [Javale] McGee, with another guard, sending two guys to box me out".

Sports Was Buster Posey right to stand idle during Giants-Nationals brawl?
Author: 0 Was Buster Posey right to stand idle during Giants-Nationals brawl?

For the New York Mets, there could be an opportunity make up some ground in the NL East, where they now sit 8.5 games back of the first-place Nationals . "Next thing you know he's going after him", Posey said. "I left the ball over the plate a couple of times to him", he said. 'He didn't come up and in toward my face like some guys do, so I respect him on that level.' Strickland said he missed his spot.

Author: 0 Third time win for Oracle Team USA in 35th America's Cup?

The Kiwis' decision was surprisingly pre-empted by U.S. skipper Jimmy Spithill, who appeared before the challenger teams at the press conference and announced that his "leak" in Team NZ had told him of the BAR preference. The victor will face Oracle, which is racing in the preliminaries even though its place in the final is guaranteed as the defending champion. Ainslie has had a troubled campaign so far, including a clash which holed his catamaran and almost ended his dream of bringing the ...

Author: 0 Best coach in the world? Zidane thinks not, but confirms Madrid stay

The difference was we didn't defend as well as we usually do. Beyond his assist, the 31-year-old's elegance on the ball, his eye for a pass and capacity for making the right decisions, helped to open up angles for Real Madrid to hit Juventus time after time on the break.