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Sports Lonzo Ball didn't wear his $495 ZO2 sneakers during his Lakers workout
Author: 0 Lonzo Ball didn't wear his $495 ZO2 sneakers during his Lakers workout

This was the first and could be the only workout for the Chino Hills, California, native. D'Angelo Russell has been running the point for the Lakers the past couple of seasons, since being selected with the second overall pick in 2015. Asked if Lakers brass asked about his dad, Lonzo Ball said: "They said they love him". Unlike his father, Ball is brief with his words. "They have a lot of good players", Ball told reporters following the private session.

Sports Durant-led Warriors rally for 3-0 NBA Finals lead
Author: 0 Durant-led Warriors rally for 3-0 NBA Finals lead

Kerr, a five-time National Basketball Association champion as a player, had been absent since game two of his side's first play-off series against Portland Trail Blazers after suffering complications from back surgery in 2015. "They're constantly looking at the best way to get us to be a true contender, not just on paper". We'll have up-to-the-minute scoring and stats here throughout the game.

Sports Kerr's return inspires Warriors romp over Cavaliers
Author: 0 Kerr's return inspires Warriors romp over Cavaliers

Today's game is more open - looking for weaknesses rather than meeting strength with strength or creating opportunities for one man to defeat another on a ten-man court. Durant sank a contested three-pointer over Richard Jefferson as the shot clock expired. "I've gotten better, and 2013 is when I feel I really turned the corner as a defender".

Sports Halep roars back against Svitolina to reach semi-finals
Author: 0 Halep roars back against Svitolina to reach semi-finals

The Australian replied: "You've been in this position many, many times before and most times you come out second best". Halep also wants to avoid a repeat of the result in the Rome finale, when Svitolina - seeded fifth in Paris - won the biggest title of her career.

Author: 0 Where to watch Game 5 of Stanley Cup Final in Middle Tennessee

However Game 5 turns out, someone will be in a position to win the Stanley Cup Sunday when the series returns to Nashville . That might seem to put the pressure on Pittsburgh , the defending Cup champion, playing at home in Game 5. His latest goal came on a solid individual effort when he stuffed home a wraparound attempt but the goal was only awarded after a random horn sounded 35 seconds later to stop play and initiate a video review.

Sports Cavaliers hope to make U-turn with return home
Author: 0 Cavaliers hope to make U-turn with return home

Golden State has now won 14 consecutive playoff games, the longest post-season winning streak in National Basketball Association history. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are headed home in a familiar spot after the first two games of the NBA Finals .

Author: 0 Red Sox announcer Remy apologizes for no-translator remarks

Just what the doctor ordered. Still, this is not the same Sabathia from seven or eight years ago, and he is not the be feared like he once was. This time both the Red Sox and the Yankees are battling it out for the top spot in the American League East, and for the first time in a long-time, both teams have young and talented rosters.

Author: 0 Nashville Predators fans go crazy for 'Rocky Top' during Stanley Cup Final

However Game 5 turns out, someone will be in a position to win the Stanley Cup Sunday when the series returns to Nashville . Pekka Rinne's Stanley Cup Final could not have started worse, but he redeemed himself in a major way with an epic performance in Monday night's Game 4 in Nashville .

Author: 0 Andy Murray following United Kingdom election debates in Paris

He remained there for several seconds, delaying the court-sweepers' between-set duties. But Svitolina, who needed treatment on her back at the start of the third set, broke and soon won on her second match point, when Martic hit a backhand into the net.

Author: 0 Andy Murray picks up win #650 at Paris Open

The world number one came through 2-6 6-1 7-6 (7-0) 6-1 against the Japanese eighth seed at Roland Garros . World No.1 Andy Murray has paid tribute to the terror victims of Manchester and London after coasting through to the quarter-finals at the French Open .

Sports Predators even Stanley Cup final at 2-2, beat Penguins 4-1
Author: 0 Predators even Stanley Cup final at 2-2, beat Penguins 4-1

Clearly, Sid has grown exhausted of being posterized by the Nashville defense and constantly trolled by Subban, who showed up to the game carrying mouthwash after claiming that Crosby had chirped at him for having skunk breath - even though the real stench is coming from the Pens' bench.

Author: 0 Who will win the State of Origin opener tonight?

Speaking before the deadline had passed, Hayne said: "I'll have a couple more beers and see how we go, hey?" From there, Queensland lost their debutant five-eighth Anthony Milford to a head knock, in what was a mixed debut for the rookie.

Author: 0 Red Sox P Rodriguez (knee) to 10-day DL

Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts react after defeating the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game, Sunday, June 4, 2017, in Baltimore . What followed was his worst start of the season, allowing seven runs in 5.2 innings, with four Orioles' home runs.

Sports One of our worst bowling displays says Steve Smith
Author: 0 One of our worst bowling displays says Steve Smith

Australia now go on to London where they face Bangladesh at the Oval on June 5. Later, when Australia came out to bat, the play was further shortened due to many interruptions and the target was revised 235 from 33 overs. What time does the live coverage of the Australia vs New Zealand Champions Trophy 2017 match start? Alongside Ross Taylor (46), he put on 99 for the third wicket.

Sports Jason Dufner bounces back for 5th PGA Tour victory at Memorial
Author: 0 Jason Dufner bounces back for 5th PGA Tour victory at Memorial

I've been really consistent, a lot of top 25s and a lot of made cuts. "There's no sense in withdrawing today but I want the alternate to know", Mickelson said, still holding out a glimmer of hope he will be able to play. "It's hard to play (through) that". Dufner led the Memorial by five after 36 holes (65-65), but he fell down the leaderboard with a 77 Saturday. He started Sunday four shots behind.

Sports Angry Warne clears air on Indian coaching rumours
Author: 0 Angry Warne clears air on Indian coaching rumours

The BCCI joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary today on record denied any rift between Kumble and captain Virat Kohli . At a time when the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is still searching for Anil Kumble's successor, Indian skipper Virat Kohli wants former Indian skipper Ravi Shastri as the leggie's replacement.

Sports French Open 2017: Kristina Mladenovic not out for revenge against Timea Bacsinszky
Author: 0 French Open 2017: Kristina Mladenovic not out for revenge against Timea Bacsinszky

The Frenchwoman threw in seven double faults in set three (and fourteen in the final two sets) but was able to save each of the three break points she faced and limited Muguruza to only three winners in the stanza. "I think she just played really well", Williams said. Also bowing out of the tournament was men's fifth seed Milos Raonic, losing a five-set fourth-round thriller to Pablo Carreno-Busta.

Author: 0 Aaron Ramsey: 'I want Arsene Wenger to stay at Arsenal'

Both Wenger and the club have attempted to steer clear of the topic throughout a campaign in which the position of a man with 21 years of loyal service under his belt has regularly been called into question. "Honestly I didn't see the situation", Conte insisted. "We have shown with that performance, it's a statement". "Of course every player wants to play more, it is in the genes of a victor and I am one of them".

Author: 0 Alonso Indy 500 win would inspire F1 drivers - Unser Jr

Veach and Harvey were at the Brixx Ice Company restaurant in downtown Dayton as part of the Verizon IndyCar Series' national media tour May 23, to help promote Sunday's May 28 Indianapolis 500 . "It wasn't a shock to me that he was going to do the 500, because I've known for a while that he's been wanting to do it, I've read articles and comments that he made at the end of past year when he wanted to do it, and I though he's having a bad time really in Formula One at the moment, this is a ...

Sports Novak Djokovic & Rafael Nadal to play quarter-final
Author: 0 Novak Djokovic & Rafael Nadal to play quarter-final

Wednesday's loss was just the ninth time that Djokovic had suffered a 6-0 "bagel" set and first at a Slam since facing France's Gael Monfils at the US Open in 2005 when he was still a teenager. However, a shock second-round loss at the Australian Open to world No. 117 Denis Istomin illustrated all the old failings. He has lost only one clay match this year.

Author: 0 Will consider if Real Madrid make an offer, says Chelsea's Eden Hazard

A tweet from the Belgian national team read: "Medical imaging showed that hazardeden10 has a fracture in his right ankle #belcze #estbel #roadtorussia ". Chelsea's star man Eden Hazard broke his ankle while training with Belgium - but there could be a silver lining for the Blues . The Belgian had a torrid 2015-16 which saw Chelsea finish 10th in the Premier League .

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal beat Roberto Bautista Agut to cruise to French Open q/f

That was only the second time that Djokovic lost a final set by the score of 6-0 in his 937 career tour-level matches. Things did not begin promisingly, but after twice fighting back from a break down in the opening set he pulled away to win 7-6 (7/5) 6-1 6-3.

Author: 0 Djokovic knocked out of French Open in quarter-finals

Open. "I would say, nothing has impressed me more than that", added the American. The 23-year-old has reached the last four in Paris for the second consecutive year. Djokovic's backhand really let him down in the tiebreaker: All seven points won by Thiem ended with that stroke. In all, Djokovic made almost twice as many unforced errors, 35, as winners, 18.

Sports Kevin Durant's menacing defence leads the way for Warriors
Author: 0 Kevin Durant's menacing defence leads the way for Warriors

Cleveland was so embarrassed that it rebounded to lose Game 2 by only 19 points, giving up 132 to the Warriors. Things turned out OK for the Cavs in 2016. Golden State is averaging 122.5 points per game in this series while Cleveland is averaging only 102. The Warriors won their first title in 40 years in 2015, downing an injury-hit Cleveland squad, and won a record 73 regular-season games the following campaign.

Sports Round trip: Mike Brown returns to Cleveland with Warriors
Author: 0 Round trip: Mike Brown returns to Cleveland with Warriors

This time, though, the hole feels deeper mostly because Kevin Durant is now leading a team seeking revenge after blowing a 3-1 lead to Cleveland in last year's Finals. They came out and tried all that Sunday in Game 2. "And we forced them to 20 turnovers", James said, starting out sounding hopeful before the downer entered his voice.

Author: 0 Tired talk: LeBron dunks idea he's worn out guarding Durant

Warriors forward Kevin Durant , who left Oklahoma City for Golden State last July in hopes of winning his first National Basketball Association crown, had LeBron-like numbers-33 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, five blocked shots and three steals -in a 132-113 romp Sunday in game two.

Author: 0 Novak Djokovic surrenders to Dominic Thiem in French Open quarters

Thiem, who plays with a single-handed backhand, said he needed to improve the defensive side of his game after struggling against the ferocious top-spin on Nadal's forehand during their last few encounters. Djokovic's resounding victory over Thiem in the Rome semifinals last month might have been misleading, since the 23-year-old Austrian was coming off an emotional victory over Nadal 24 hours earlier.

Author: 0 America's Cup semi-finals postponed due to high winds

Emirates Team New Zealand was leading the first-to-five series, 3-0, against Britain's Ben Ainslie Racing in an America's Cup semifinal when it suffered what the team called "a catastrophic capsize". There will then be another break in proceedings until the final 9 races are run from June 24 to June 27. The team are getting ready for another epic day of racing.

Author: 0 Facing Nadal? Toughest match to imagine, says Dominic Thiem

Novak Djokovic's unusual, year-long slump continued on Wednesday when he lost in straight sets to sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem , 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0, at the French Open . Djokovic was accused of "tanking" his quarter-final at the French Open today as he suffered a chastening defeat. Swede Bjorn Borg holds the record for the fewest games lost in a winning a French Open campaign, having conceded 32 in 1978, but Nadal's focus is elsewhere.

Author: 0 America's Cup: Team New Zealand find perfection as Sweden stun Oracle again

But even if the French crew win that race, an inferior track record in the pre-event series means they can not beat the other crews seeking to challenge Oracle Team USA . Both America's Cup Challenger Playoffs semi-finals will be decided by a first to five points race format, with the winners of each Semi-Final then facing each other in the finals of the Challenger Playoffs.

Author: 0 Sailing-America's Cup semi-finals postponed due to high winds

Land Rover BAR must shake off the disappointment of Wednesday's race programme being postponed and prepare for a "campaign-defining day" on Thursday, according to grinder Freddie Carr. The Kiwis followed Ben Ainslie Racing over the line and settled in for the chase. "I've got a lot of belief that this is something we can come back from".

Sports India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy: Turning points of the match
Author: 0 India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy: Turning points of the match

When their turn to bat came, Pakistan were never really in the game, losing wickets at regular intervals after a 47- run stand for the first wicket between Azhar Ali (50) and Ahmed Shehzad (12). The duo added 93 runs for the third wicket. While India were clinical with both the bat and ball, their fielding left a lot to be desired, and Pakistan were worse than the men in blue, giving Yuvraj Singh three lives, besides being sloppy with ground fielding.

Author: 0 Australia set 292 to beat New Zealand in Champions Trophy

They were chasing a revised 235 in 33 overs, New Zealand having made 291 all out after Kane Williamson's 100 provided a beacon of batsmanship on an otherwise frantic day of strokeplay. And how do they balance that attack, with so many allrounders and frontline bowling options? "It's obviously not ideal for both sides to have a washout", Smith said.

Sports Predators coach Peter Laviolette asks fans not to throw anything onto ice
Author: 0 Predators coach Peter Laviolette asks fans not to throw anything onto ice

Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby scored on a breakaway about a minute later. Arvidsson made it a 3-1 Nashville lead with his first goal since the end of the first round. Jake Guentzel, Pittsburgh's leading postseason goal scorer with 13, had three shots on Rinne. He also moved into 20th all-time in National Hockey League playoff points but the Predators clamped down after that.

Sports Role players are the Game 3 key
Author: 0 Role players are the Game 3 key

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, shoots against Golden State Warriors forward David West (3) during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 4, 2017. The Warriors were favored by as many as 4 points Tuesday afternoon at CG Technology sports book, which moved the line after the same bettor placed a $110,000 wager on Golden State giving 3 points and a $145,000 bet on the Warriors laying 3½.

Author: 0 LeBron James on guarding Kevin Durant, 'I'm averaging a triple-double'

Golden State's Draymond Green looks for daylight with Cleveland's LeBron James defending in Game 1 of the National Basketball Association final in Oakland. Smith have been almost invisible and the bench has offered little help. Smith drained a 3-pointer for the series' first basket, but hasn't scored since.

Author: 0 French Open 2017: Defending champion Djokovic losses to Thiem

The 23-year-old's tennis was sublime but Djokovic's dismal showing in the third set was as uncharacteristic as it was unexpected, especially considering Thiem had won only one set against Djokovic in their previous five meetings. "At least I'm trying", Djokovic said. At the Masters, he lost in the fourth round at Indian Wells, made the quarters at Monte Carlo, semi-finals in Madrid before being swept aside by Alexander Zverev in the Rome final.

Sports Black Caps given chance to write Champions Trophy semifinal scenarios against England
Author: 0 Black Caps given chance to write Champions Trophy semifinal scenarios against England

Smith thought it was a good sign in what has been a frustrating, stop-start tournament, and gave him fuel for excitement ahead of the must-win clash against the old enemy this weekend. "Who knows? We haven't played a (full) game of cricket yet and conditions are going to have to suit me", Zampa said. They were in a similar situation as us when they were playing against New Zealand .

Author: 0 12 said killed in Tehran as parliament siege declared over

On Wednesday morning, terrorists launched simultaneous attacks on Iran's parliament building in downtown Tehran and on the mausoleum of late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, south of the city. "I saw two men shooting randomly", said one journalist at the scene, who asked not to be named. In a separate incident, an armed man opened fire at the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini and wounded a number of people, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

Sports On eve of election, May tries to put focus back on Brexit
Author: 0 On eve of election, May tries to put focus back on Brexit

The pound was also under pressure, falling 0.1% against a weakened US dollar to trade at 1.2896 as the final polls ahead of tomorrow's vote show a firm but narrowing leading for Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party that may be strong enough to deliver an election win but perhaps not decisive enough for her to remain its leader.

Author: 0 Are the NBA Finals still enjoyable? The New Jersey Guys Podcast

James and the Cavs reconvened at practice Tuesday in search of answers. And, in theory, the better Cleveland's offense functions, the more shots it makes, which results in fewer opportunities for the high-octane Warriors to run. Definitely not allowing me to play some comfortable positions that I'm used to. Game Three is in Cleveland on Wednesday. "We play at our pace". "We played against good teams, and we came to the Finals undefeated, and here we are up 2-0, so we're playing ...

Sports The Warriors are ripping up every bit of National Basketball Association history
Author: 0 The Warriors are ripping up every bit of National Basketball Association history

The Warriors have scored an average of 97 points in their last five losses to the Cavaliers and 117.8 points during their last five victories against Cleveland . The 51-year-old Kerr underwent a procedure to fix a spinal fluid leak on May 5 at Duke University but was still experiencing debilitating symptoms such as pain and headaches.

Sports Rain pushes Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic quarters back
Author: 0 Rain pushes Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic quarters back

Thiem said: "It's unbelievable for me". In a match dubbed "the final before the final", Romanian Simona Halep plays Ukraine's Elina Svitolina. Murray will take on former champion Stan Wawrinka in a remake of last year's semifinal, which Murray won.

Sports Big-hitting Buttler bolsters England against New Zealand
Author: 0 Big-hitting Buttler bolsters England against New Zealand

England captain Eoin Morgan says his side have the confidence to beat New Zealand in Cardiff on Tuesday and reach the Champions Trophy semi-finals. The 26-year old stumper brought up his fifty with a straight six over long-off helping his side to a par score alongiwth Lium Plunkett whose 10-ball 15 added to the cause.