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Author: 0 Takeaways from Warriors vs. Cavaliers NBA Finals Game 3

It did not take a whole lot of consideration to realize Kevin Durant would tip the scales westward, but the former MVP has proven to be not only talented, but demoralizing. There are assumptions that go with such a statement, but Thompson is under contract for two more seasons and Green for three. He has a great sense of humor.

Author: 0 India hits 321-6 against Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy

The mayhem ended with Gunathilaka going for an unnecessary second run and running himself out in the first over that Kohli chose to bowl. To make matters worse, the form and fitness of regular captain Angelo Mathews is a cause for concern, while senior opener Upul Tharanga's two-match suspension has added insult to injury.

Author: 0 Hazard op a success as Chelsea reveal expected return date

Los Blancos' Champions League final win on Saturday reiterated why Hazard might want to move to the Bernabeu, especially having now been at Stamford Bridge for five years. The winger twisted his ankle in a training session on Sunday and although the severity of the injury not clear at the initial stage. "Leaving Chelsea? Never say never in football, but at the moment it's not something that's on my mind.

Sports Comey: Trump administration 'lied' about the FBI
Author: 0 Comey: Trump administration 'lied' about the FBI

Addressing Russian hacking interference with the 2016 election , Comey said he was certain that the Russians had attempted to disrupt the US election. "The President then returned to the topic of Mike Flynn , saying, 'He is a good guy and has been through a lot, '" Comey wrote. Not before, or, Comey added, at the time of his stunning and abrupt dismissal on May 9.

Author: 0 Oklahoma promotes Lincoln Riley to head coach

Readers, what do you expect will happen for Lincoln Riley as he takes over? "Now is simply the ideal time for me and our program to make this transition". Former Sooners cornerback Aaron Colvin, now with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the National Football League, took to Instagram to thank Stoops. "Have a great retirement and just a big thank you!" But Stoops' tenure as the Sooner football head coach is now over, announcing his retirement Wednesday.

Sports Warriors challenge more teams than Cavs
Author: 0 Warriors challenge more teams than Cavs

Prior to Game 3 of The Finals at Quicken Loans Arena Wednesday night, a fan yelled to Griffin as he walked towards the court, " Time to get paid" to which he responded, "Don't believe everything you read". "The best we probably played throughout the year", center Zaza Pachulia said. "So even when you're playing well, you got to play like A plus plus, because they're going to make runs and they're going to make shots and they got guys that's going to make plays".

Sports Andy Murray knows he must hit heights against Stan Wawrinka
Author: 0 Andy Murray knows he must hit heights against Stan Wawrinka

Wawrinka , meanwhile, took full advantage of a poor serving day by Cilic, who put just 49 percent of his first serves in play. She only needed one, winning with a crosscourt forehand victor. Tennis legend John McEnroe fired up at Djokovic, accusing him of giving up in the third set. Nadal, Thiem and Wawrinka are yet to drop a set this tournament while Murray has lost three, and their build-ups were rather different too.

Sports Titans' Murray wearing cast after 'procedure' on ring finger
Author: 0 Titans' Murray wearing cast after 'procedure' on ring finger

Coach Mike Mularkey announced the injury news on Thursday, after the Titans wrapped up their final day of organized team activities at Saint Thomas Sports Park. It is nothing serious. Appearing in all 16 games as a member of the Titans in 2016-17, Murray rushed for 1,287 yards and nine touchdowns on 293 attempts.

Sports Djokovic 'tanked' the last set, says McEnroe
Author: 0 Djokovic 'tanked' the last set, says McEnroe

Wednesday's defeat to Thiem was Djokovic's first straight-sets loss at a major in four years and comes just 12 months after he completed the career Grand Slam in Paris . Since then, though, the highlight for Djokovic was a runner-up finish at the U.S. Open. Nadal is the fourth seed and Thiem's problem is that the Spaniard is in ominous form, having dropped just 22 games during his charge into the last four.

Author: 0 Play starts in women's quarterfinals in Paris

But this continued what has become something of a 12-month downward slide for him since he finally grabbed ahold of the French Open championship he had so long sought. However, the last time they met which was only a few weeks ago in Rome , Nadal succumbed to Thiem's brilliance and lost in straight sets, recording his only loss on clay this season.

Author: 0 Golden State blocks Cleveland comeback bid

At some point, a champion needs to have a worthy adversary draw out its very best. Golden State had played only nine clutch minutes during the entire National Basketball Association playoffs entering Wednesday night and had been blown out in its previous two Game 3's at Quicken Loans Arena.

Author: 0 Red Sox aim for split with Orioles

Sanchez's second homer saw him become the first player in Major League Baseball history with four multi-homer games as a catcher this early into his career (82nd game). Though there is no specific timetable for his return, the Orioles have already mapped out his rehabilitation schedule, making sure he pitches in minor league games close to Camden Yards.

Sports New Arsenal signing Kolasinac is the complete package, says Wenger
Author: 0 New Arsenal signing Kolasinac is the complete package, says Wenger

Wenger, 67, was handed a transfer kitty of £150million after signing a new two-year deal at the club last month and he was spotted with Gunners chief executive Ivan Gazidis in Nice this week. The 23-year-old is expected to compete with Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs for the left-back position next season, although there are rumours the latter is on his way out of the Emirates.

Sports Cleveland Cavaliers considering starting Iman Shumpert in Game 3
Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers considering starting Iman Shumpert in Game 3

Even with the cramping, Shumpert's play, coupled with JR Smith 's disappearing act in the series thus far, has the Cavs considering a lineup change at shooting guard for Game 3, the source said. That's a lot of responsibility on both ends and as a result he's not in the best position to affect the game positively. "They have great guys, but we still stand by the fact that we have the best downhill guy in the National Basketball Association in LeBron", Richard Jefferson said.

Author: 0 Cavaliers need greater than greatest rally now

After Cleveland went on a 10-0 run early in the third to take its first lead since the game's opening minutes, Irving hit James for a dunk and then made a pair of baskets to extend Cleveland's lead to 94-87 late in the third - its largest of the game.

Sports Asian shares flat as UK vote, ECB meeting loom
Author: 0 Asian shares flat as UK vote, ECB meeting loom

Bond-buying and low interest rates were introduced at a time when the European Central Bank feared deflation - or steadily decreasing prices that undermine economic activity. therefore carries the risk of a painful washout that will reward gamma longs, particularly given the low bar of multi-year lows on 1M ATMs at 6.9 that carry virtually no cushion over trailing realized vols.

Sports Dominic Thiem dumps second seed Novak Djokovic out of French Open
Author: 0 Dominic Thiem dumps second seed Novak Djokovic out of French Open

Halep, who was runner-up at Roland Garros in 2014, will next face second-seeded Karolina Pliskova. ITV 4 and Eurosport have live coverage of the French Open from 10am. And Thiem then took the second set 6-3. The 14-time major victor is aiming to win a record 10th title at Roland Garros, and a first Grand Slam since winning in Paris in 2014.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors

He is 2-of-13 overall in the last two games on threes. A clutch, three-point shot from Kevin Durant gave the Warriors a one-point lead with 45 seconds remaining. However, Curry is off to a tremendous start through the first two games of the 2017 NBA Finals that have him blowing away his performances over the last two years on this stage.

Sports Kevin Durant's Dagger Into the Cleveland Cavaliers
Author: 0 Kevin Durant's Dagger Into the Cleveland Cavaliers

If you create this player and you can do everything you want to do, you are probably going to create Kevin Durant . He's special. But both of those guys are special. In a little more than a minute, in game that does not clinch a series, Kevin Durant locked up what surely should be the most coveted individual award in the National Basketball Association.

Author: 0 Morgan lauds 'outstanding' attack as England seal semi spot

Brilliant bowling performances from pacers Liam Plunkett and Jake Ball helped England register an emphatic 87-run victory over the Black Caps in their second Group A match of the Champions Trophy at Sophia Gardens on Tuesday. The core group of this side has been together for the better part of a decade now and has showcased its quality across the globe; on such a massive stage, this will be as good a time as any to shed the diffidence of the last two games and play with freedom and ...

Sports Kellogg's takes tennis player to court in Special K brand row
Author: 0 Kellogg's takes tennis player to court in Special K brand row

The 21-year-old wants to use the moniker as a branding campaign across clothing and tennis wear. However, Kellogg's now owns the "Special K" trademark in Australia for the last 59 years and launched the brand in the US as early as 1955. Despite sliding down the rankings in recent years following injury problems, Kokkinakis is hoping his persona, combined with fellow outspoken Australian player Nick Kyrgios , is worth something off the court.

Author: 0 Durant exceeding Warriors expectations in NBA Finals

On Wednesday night after the Warriors beat the Cavaliers to take a 3-0 series lead in Cleveland , Wanda was extremely pumped up, and when she ran into Steph Curry's mom, Sonya, they shared a great moment together. "The way the calls were going, that could have been a three point swing", Warriors big man JaVale McGee said. James poured in 39 points, Kyrie Irving added 38 points and J.R.

Author: 0 Durant helps Warriors into 3-0 series lead

Golden State went 3-for-3 from the field and 4-for-4 from the foul line over that same span, including Durant's three in LeBron's face which silenced the crowd and demoralized the Cavs. Things looked good for the Cavs when they put up a 33-point third quarter and carried their momentum into the fourth. Golden State has scored 126 per game on almost 52 percent shooting over the last five games.

Author: 0 Golden State one win away from National Basketball Association glory after downing Cavs again

But glad I was able to knock that down. "I wasn't sure after awhile; they just were going nuts". "He took over", Kerr said. He knew he was taking that shot the whole way. Game 4 is on Friday. The Cavaliers are no match for these Warriors, not even with arguably the best player on the planet in LeBron James . Durant recalled it this way: "We know if we get off the board and push, we're a unsafe team.

Author: 0 Warriors eyeing record after Game 3 win in Finals

No team has ever lost from there in a finals series. At some point, a champion needs to have a worthy adversary draw out its very best. But all you need to know about James Wednesday is that he was +7 in his withering 46 minutes on the court.

Sports No change: Cavs not slowing, sticking to plan vs. Warriors
Author: 0 No change: Cavs not slowing, sticking to plan vs. Warriors

Through the first two Finals games, LeBron James led the Cavaliers in points (28.5 per game) and assists (11.0) and was second in rebounds (13.0). I know they know how important they are. Did a good job of attacking the paint all night, and then they don't have a lot of shot blockers in the game, they went small.

Author: 0 Dhawan's ton help India set huge 322-run target for Sri Lanka

A couple of missed run outs and dropped catches in the previous match have been worrisome. Lanka, on the other hand, slumped to a 96-run defeat at the hands of top-ranked ODI team South Africa in their first group encounter at the Oval.

Author: 0 Ottawa's Gabriela Dabrowski captures mixed doubles crown at French Open

Dabrowski's previous best appearances in Grand Slam mixed doubles included reaching the quarterfinals of the 2016 U.S. Open and this year's Australian Open. Earlier, Bopanna and his Canadian partner, seeded seventh, shocked third seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-5 6-3 in the semifinals.

Sports Nick Fairley seeking third opinion after being told he shouldn't play again
Author: 0 Nick Fairley seeking third opinion after being told he shouldn't play again

Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune provided further details from Payton, who confirmed the defender is waiting on a third opinion before deciding how to proceed. Peterson, who has led the National Football League in rushing three times, agreed to a two-year deal worth $7 million in the offseason. Missing most of the season twice in the last three years, with a 2015 league rushing title in between, has done nothing to curb Peterson's sense of how long he can play.

Sports Manchester United confident of signing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata
Author: 0 Manchester United confident of signing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata

Sid Lowe discusses the much sought-after Kylian Mbappe and where he would fit in Real's lineup. It won't be easy for Milan to convince Real Madrid and Álvaro Morata . Morata said publicly that he would like to stay with Los Blancos . "I do not know". Morata's love affair with United started to blossom quickly after Antoine Griezmann refused a move away from Atletico Madrid this summer.

Author: 0 Thiem stuns Djokovic to reach semi-finals

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.

Author: 0 Iran minister rejects Trump's reaction to attacks as 'repugnant'

Saudi and Iranian leaders accuse each other of sponsoring militant groups. The relative said Akbar "told me in the ICU, 'I could not resist fighting the terrorists who were killing common people and staff in the light of day", he said. Soon after the assault on parliament, another bomber detonated a suicide vest near the shrine of the Republic's revered founder, Ayatollah Khomeini, a few kilometres south of the city.

Author: 0 Dubs win Game 3 behind fourth quarter comeback

If not for their meltdown previous year, the Warriors , whose record-setting 73-win season got lost in the Finals aftermath, would be looking for a third straight crown. But actor Michael Rapaport, a die-hard Warriors, may have made the biggest impression on Cavs' fans. Durant and Klay Thompson paced the Warriors with 31 and 30 points, respectively, while Curry added 26, as that trio combined for all but one of Golden State's 16 three-pointers in the game.

Author: 0 Durant's dagger 3 lifts Warriors over Cavs 118-113 in Game 3

The Warriors look to become the first team to go undefeated in the NBA Playoffs by going 16-0. Despite an impressive effort from the Cavs in general and the duo of Kyrie Irving and LeBron James in particular, they find themselves down 3-0 in this Finals following a 118-113 Warriors win.

Sports Wyn Jones to lead Lions against Crusaders, Warburton injured
Author: 0 Wyn Jones to lead Lions against Crusaders, Warburton injured

Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones will lead the British and Irish Lions against the Canterbury Crusaders on Saturday with tour captain Sam Warburton not considered as he battles an ankle injury, coach Warren Gatland said. We have a mindset that we're never standing still and we're going to face a high-paced, intensity game against the Lions . "We have been practising for some time and the boys will be looking forward to getting out there for what will be a fantastic occasion".

Sports 'Underdogs' Sri Lanka upset India in Champions Trophy
Author: 0 'Underdogs' Sri Lanka upset India in Champions Trophy

Showers are in the forecast. Sri Lanka plays defending champions India at The Oval today. Already in the midst of a rebuilding project following the retirement of several stars, Sri Lanka will be without Upul Tharanga , banned for his team's slow over rate, against India , while batsman Chamara Kapugedera may miss out due to injury.

Sports Pepe's decade of titles, tantrums at Madrid is over
Author: 0 Pepe's decade of titles, tantrums at Madrid is over

Sources then leaked a story suggesting United had rejected Real Madrid's latest £60m bid to sign De Gea, two years after his move to link up with the Spanish giants had collapsed on transfer deadline day due to the deal not being able to be ratified in time.

Sports Filip Forsberg scores as Predators tie Stanley Cup Finals 2-2
Author: 0 Filip Forsberg scores as Predators tie Stanley Cup Finals 2-2

Game 5 is on Thursday. We generated a lot of chances. "He's been there all playoffs, all year". Nashville Predators' coach Peter Laviolette said it was never in doubt, even after the first two games of the Stanley Cup final in which his goaltender was nearly singlehandedly responsible for his team trailing the series 2-0.

Sports Steve Smith scathing of Aussies after lucky escape
Author: 0 Steve Smith scathing of Aussies after lucky escape

New Zealand was put in to bat first on a surface that aided batting and the openers, Martin Guptill and Luke Ronchi got them off to a solid 40-run start, before the former departed in the sixth over. Cummins had gone for 52 from his first five overs, but recovered to finish with one for 67 from nine overs. "So we probably won't end up going with the four big quicks to begin the series".

Author: 0 Where next for Van Dijk?

After Liverpool abandoned their hopes of signing Virgil van Dijk , we look at what the future holds for the Southampton defender. Yesterday, the Reds published an official apology on their website and confirmed that they have ended interest in hiring the services of Van Dijk this summer.

Sports Former Buffalo Bills WR James Hardy found dead in IN river
Author: 0 Former Buffalo Bills WR James Hardy found dead in IN river

An All-Big Ten receiver at IN who also played on the Hoosiers' basketball team, Hardy was the Bills' second-round pick IN the 2008 National Football League draft. According to NBC's Fort Wayne affiliate , Hardy was reported missing by his family weeks ago. He played four years in the National Football League, all with the Bills, finishing his career with 10 catches for 92 yards and two touchdowns.

Author: 0 Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool: Chelsea had signing locked up last week

Liverpool's Under-18 coach and greatest midfielder of all time Steven Gerrard has waxed lyrical about Virgil van Dijk , despite Southampton reporting us to the Premier League for tapping the player up. Mary's if he inform his side of his decision to leave. Van Dijk has been subject to wide interest from across the Premier League and the Reds' decision to drop their interest in the Dutchman now leaves the door open to Chelsea and Manchester City .

Sports Durant's shot sends perfect Warriors over Cavs in Finals
Author: 0 Durant's shot sends perfect Warriors over Cavs in Finals

That, I think, is the thing we should always concentrate on. Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry , left, and Kevin Durant talk in the final moments against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland , Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

Sports Team NZ working to fix capsize damage
Author: 0 Team NZ working to fix capsize damage

New Zealand lead Sir Ben Ainslie's Great Britain team 3-1 in their first-to-five contest. America's Cup Race Management [ACRM], the independent organisation responsible for the rules and regulations of America's Cup racing, confirmed that the four Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Semi-Finals races scheduled for today [June 7] have been postponed until Thursday 8th June.

Author: 0 Bacsinszky, Ostapenko in French Open semi-final birthday battle

Because of showers and heavy wind much of the afternoon, the two men's singles matches on Tuesday's schedule have been moved to Wednesday: No. 4 Nadal vs. Mladenovic accused Bacsinszky of gamesmanship after losing a tense three-set battle in February's Fed Cup first round, a tie Switzerland went on to win 4-1.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant ices the Cavaliers in Game 3 with back-breaking 3-pointer

Unbeaten at 15-0 in the playoffs, the Warriors can become the first team to sweep all four rounds and finish with a flawless playoff record. Golden State trailed by six with three minutes left before Durant , who signed with the Warriors a year ago to win a championship, brought them back, scoring 14 points in the fourth.