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Sports Cavaliers get physical to keep title hopes alive
Author: 0 Cavaliers get physical to keep title hopes alive

Tristan Thompson , C, Cleveland-Thompson has had a tough time contributing in the series. The Warriors have been lackadaisical in Game 3s in the Finals the previous two seasons, losing both times in Cleveland . Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors handles the ball on offense against the Cleveland Cavaliers . In Game 3 Durant scored 31 to go with nine rebounds and four assists.

Sports Louisville 5 United Kingdom 2
Author: 0 Louisville 5 United Kingdom 2

Following Cohen's improbable walk-off grand slam and another painful elimination, Louisville had only redemption on their mind entering 2017. No. 7 national seed Louisville will open this weekend's NCAA Super Regional against Kentucky at 11 a.m.

Author: 0 Predators vs. Penguins, Game 5

The teams combined for 100 penalty minutes (58 for Nashville, 42 for Pittsburgh ). For Pittsburgh , everything was going right. They'll take their chances. Rinne returns to Pittsburgh , where he was shelled in the first two games of the series and is 0-5 with a 4.85 goals-against average and.833 save percentage over his National Hockey League career.

Sports Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem in French Open semifinals
Author: 0 Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem in French Open semifinals

The US Open champion was now in the ascendancy, breaking in the first game of the decider and backing it with a comfortable hold. Thiem, also a semifinalist at Roland Garros previous year, is coming off a straight-set upset of defending champion Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals.

Sports Election dents Scottish nationalists' hopes for independence
Author: 0 Election dents Scottish nationalists' hopes for independence

While in the U.K.as a whole the election has been about whether Prime Minister Theresa May could unite the country behind her Brexit vision and trounce Labour , in Scotland the political dynamic is different and the question was whether the nationalists have peaked.

Author: 0 Durant-Curry quickly join most devastating playoff duos

The Warriors had swept their first three postseason series, dominated the Cavs for much of the first three games and were 48 minutes away from a title they've coveted for a year. It's not about one or the other, it's about both of them . "They don't seem to be the sharpest people around". Durant took time to adjust to his new teammates and duties but bounced back from a late-season injury smoothly back into his role.

Sports Cleveland Cavaliers set NBA Finals record in 1st quarter of Game 4
Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers set NBA Finals record in 1st quarter of Game 4

LeBron James was lost for words Wednesday after his Cleveland Cavaliers gave up a 3-0 lead in the 2017 NBA Finals to the red-hot Golden State Warriors . The Warriors kept their air of invincibility intact with a 118-113 victory that put them on the brink of their second championship in three seasons.

Author: 0 Spurs striker Kane aiming to improve his England form

Martin O'Neill is yet to lose a home qualifying match as national team manager of the Republic of Ireland - in fact, the Boys in Green haven't conceded a goal in any of their last five home qualifiers! On paper at least, this is a mismatch.

Sports Cavs stay alive with record-setting effort
Author: 0 Cavs stay alive with record-setting effort

In one of the the most pivotal moments of Game 3 , Durant nailed a shot from behind the arc to put the Warriors a one-point lead with 45 seconds to go as they went on to win 118-113. They gave their best effort of the Finals and it wasn't enough. Cleveland couldn't have played much better on offense in the first half, as they set Finals records with 49 first-quarter points (single-quarter scoring record) and 86 first-half points.

Author: 0 Andy Murray sees off Kei Nishikori at French Open

Murray will next take on former champion Stan Wawrinka in a re-match of last year's semifinal, which Murray won . Paris: Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and defending champion Novak Djokovic will set up a French Open semi-final blockbuster if they get through their last-eight clashes on Wednesday after rain caused their scheduled clashes to be cancelled on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Everton star reportedly set to snub fallen Premier League giants

According to Foot Mercato , Everton may look to pounce for the 21-year-old if Romelu Lukaku moves in the opposition direction. United were ready to offer him £200,000-a-week wages, but the attacker is ready to reject that offer despite the fact that he could be earning closer to £150,000-a-week with Chelsea.

Sports Usian Bolt gets ready for last race on home soil
Author: 0 Usian Bolt gets ready for last race on home soil

World record holders David Rudisha of Kenya and South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk, along with North America's most decorated runner, Allyson Felix; Great Britain's distance king Mo Farah; sprint hurdler Sally Pearson of Australia and triple jump sensation Christian Taylor of the US, formed what is probably the greatest assembly of stars in one room at any one time.

Sports Miley's pitching, 4 HRs carry Orioles past Red Sox 7-5
Author: 0 Miley's pitching, 4 HRs carry Orioles past Red Sox 7-5

The Orioles used the long ball to build a 7-1 lead in the sixth inning - then held on. The Baltimore Orioles provided the fireworks with four home runs in the opener of what was expected to be a contentious four-game series against the Boston Red Sox .

Sports Rafael Nadal breezes into French Open final eight
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal breezes into French Open final eight

Whoever comes out on top will then likely face a semi-final battle against Nadal, with the nine-time victor undoubtedly grateful he'll only have to face one of his two greatest challengers at Roland Garros . Thiem faces fourth seed Rafa Nadal next with the Spaniard is in ominous form, having dropped just 22 games during his charge into the last four. "I like the conditions", he said.

Author: 0 Draymond Green: You could tell LeBron James 'was exhausted'

The Warriors' abilities - getting quick points on transition, setting the tempo of the game and to lean on its various weapons and depth - besides its best players Durant and Curry being in prime form have set them on course to avenge last year's loss to the Cavaliers .

Author: 0 Warriors can win it all in Cleveland tonight on KGMI

After decisively beating the Cleveland Cavaliers three times in a row 2017 NBA Finals , the Golden State Warriors are - barring any injuries to their core four - likely your 2017 NBA Champions. But it's on hold and Golden State fans are holding their breath. "I think it was we played a desperate team on their home floor, a great team, with great players, and they came out and handed it to us".

Author: 0 America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand capsize in semifinal

Because the craft couldn't sail, it had to be pushed backward and sideways by support boats, costing the team 20 to 30 minutes and making it impossible to get back out for the next race. SoftBank Team Japan hit something shortly after leaving its base for the race course. So who will he back; Artemis or his former Team New Zealand? Percy, Artemis' team manager and tactician, won Olympic gold and silver medals with Simpson as his crewman in the Star class in 2008 and 2012.

Author: 0 Warriors One Game away from NBA Title

They all are, at this point - and it shows, as the Warriors seem determined not just to avenge last year's loss in the Finals but also leave an indelible mark in the process. Curry added 13 rebounds and six assists. "They're a juggernaut of a team", said Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving , who scored 38 points in game three.

Author: 0 Brits, Kiwis advance to next round in America's Cup prelims

The defenders will take a bonus point into the best-of-13 Cup Match in late June, their reward for clinching victory in the qualifying series with their 29-second defeat of Team NZ. "We have to keep working on the boat", Ainslie said. Australian skipper Jimmy Spithill's Team USA have powered to victory over Japan to maintain their lead in the America's Cup qualification series.

Author: 0 Cavs player says if team doesn't win title 'season was unsuccessful'

You can watch the game (if you're not already), right here on News 5. But that wasn't the way he looked at it. Durant wasn't thinking about lifting trophies or being fitted for championship rings. "The other stuff doesn't really matter". "I didn't envision anything but just being around good people and getting better every single day". Durant is on his way to not only a first championship ring, but also the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player for his spectacular playoff performance so ...

Author: 0 Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

But Green said he knew he had not been given the T on the previous tech that had been assigned to him in the first quarter. Kerr said he thought the first technical was called on Green - though said he thought he deserved it - and believed his power forward was going to have to leave the floor when the one was called in the third quarter.

Author: 0 French Open finals: Nadal vs. Wawrinka, Halep vs. Ostapenko

While Nadal crushed the young Austrian 6-3 6-4 6-0 in two hours to become the third man in history - after Bill Tilden and Wawrinka's pal Roger Federer - to reach the final at one grand slam 10 times , the Swiss prevailed over the world No.

Author: 0 Jefferson says Cavs know all about comebacks

It wasn't a goal of ours to start the postseason, but now that's it's attainable, we have our eyes set on it. Point guard Stephen Curry won the league's Most Valuable Player award - partly because of the historical achievement, but partly because he made an National Basketball Association record 402 three point shots during the season.

Sports Five players Predators need to step up in Game 6
Author: 0 Five players Predators need to step up in Game 6

Multiple Predators fans have been ejected from the arena for throwing catfish onto the ice during Stanley Cup games. Pens goaltender Matt Murray recovered from his tough time in Nashville to make 24 stops in the shutout. "I didn't try to throw it". I was in some kind of lock he had going on there. Three points in in Game 5 and he could have easily had that many if his teammates would have buried anything in Game 4.

Sports What's Kohli's view on bilateral series with Pakistan?
Author: 0 What's Kohli's view on bilateral series with Pakistan?

Yuvraj Singh's cameo: After Rohit's dismissal, in walked Yuvraj Singh and he wasted no time in boosting the run-rate. There is no matching his shots or his fluid bat-swing or indeed how painless he makes it all look. There were questions when Yuvraj was called up for the England series in January - a return to one-day worldwide cricket after three years. India clearly have got the better of Pakistan in past decade or so and yesterday's triumph just adds to the streak.

Author: 0 Here we go with the LeBron-is-leaving-Cleveland talk again

If he was to leave, playing in L.A. would make sense for a few reasons. The Lakers are widely expected to sign Paul George in 2018 and could offer James a blend of a second established star and younger complementary players such as Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball.

Sports Alonso: I'll be back with McLaren, if we're winning
Author: 0 Alonso: I'll be back with McLaren, if we're winning

McLaren executive director Zak Brown told Reuters on Wednesday that the partnership with Honda has not worked so far and that a parting of the ways was a real option under consideration by management. Both Brown and McLaren's board appear to be as dejected as Alonso , with Brown saying, "The executive committee have now given us our marching orders ".

Author: 0 Australia Look To Make Amends Against Bangladesh

The 28-year-old looked vulnerable against the short ball as he compiled a watchful fifty off 69 balls, curbing his attacking instincts against an Australian attack bowling with greater discipline than they had in their abandoned match against New Zealand .

Author: 0 Yankees push back Tanaka's next start to Monday night

Minus injured star Mike Trout, the Angels entered Friday tied for last in the American League in slugging percentage. "There's all kind of factors, right?" "I'm very anxious to finish the process and get back here to start helping these guys", Chapman said through Yankees Spanish-language translator Marlon Abreu.

Author: 0 Warriors top Cavaliers and move to brink of National Basketball Association title

One win from his first championship and probably the NBA Finals MVP award along with it, Durant is the ideal player in the flawless place. But protecting the lead meant leaving Irving on the floor for the entire second half and James for all but a few seconds of it, and on the other bench Steve Kerr kept reminding his deeper Warriors that the Cavaliers were going to get exhausted.

Sports Pakistan defeat SA by D/L after bowlers deliver goods
Author: 0 Pakistan defeat SA by D/L after bowlers deliver goods

South Africa may be top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI rankings but the standings were turned on their head by eighth-ranked Pakistan who won for a fourth time in their last five ODIs against the Proteas. Player of the match, for me, would have to be Hasan Ali , and his dismissal of Wayne Parnell an early contender for ball of the tournament. Now, Pakistan has edge over South Africa to go to the Final.

Author: 0 Brits retire from America's Cup trials race with damage

The boat showed signs of damage from the high-speed impact with the waters of Bermuda's Great Sound , where winds were gusting near the maximum allowed for America's Cup racing. He said the team planned to fix that wing sail and use it in two scheduled races against the Kiwis on Tuesday. Ben Ainslie , the skipper of the GB team, said that "in 30 years of racing [he'd] never seen anything like that", and who are we to argue.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy team preview: New Zealand's Ross Taylor tires of runner-up tag

Ahead of the big-ticket game, he further said: "No global game comes easy to you, you have to work hard for it and it will be the same against India ". "We have put in a lot this series but this was a hiccup", Morgan said. Mashrafe will not be drawing on the history of 2015 - or even the preceding World Cup when England advanced despite another defeat against Bangladesh in Chittagong.

Author: 0 Warriors take 3-0 NBA Finals lead

James , who collapsed to the floor after running head-first into the shoulder of team-mate Tristan Thompson in the first quarter, led the way for Cleveland with 39 points while the impressive Kyrie Irving added 38. "Just one of those games". Inside domination by Durant and the outside scoring threat of Curry have enabled both to flourish for most of the season, with unselfish teamwork and crisp passing punishing teams that focus too much on stopping one or the other.

Sports Nadal, Djokovic close in on French Open semi-final blockbuster
Author: 0 Nadal, Djokovic close in on French Open semi-final blockbuster

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. "I know that I have achieved the biggest heights in this sport, and that memory and that experience gives me enough reason to believe that I can do it again".

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal brushes aside Dominic Thiem to reach French Open final

Murray saved a set point on his way to winning the breaker and played such a remarkable defensive point it would be unbelievable had he not done it so many times before to set up a chance of his own. For Murray, his wait to become Britain s first men s champion in Paris since Fred Perry in 1935 goes on. At 32 years and 75 days, he is the oldest finalist at Roland Garros since Nikola Pilic in 1973.

Sports Easy French Open wins for Nadal, Djokovic
Author: 0 Easy French Open wins for Nadal, Djokovic

It wasn't easy, easy and easy peasy, but despite a couple of strong efforts from their opponents, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal sealed their place in the second round of the French Open 2017 on Monday. Paire, described prior to their encounter on Court Suzanne Lenglen as a risky opponent by Nadal, played with more freedom in a closer second set as the Spaniard lost his edge.

Author: 0 Ostapenko blazes past Bacsinszky to reach French final

No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland is leading 13th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-4, 4-3 on Court Philippe Chatrier, while No. 11 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark is up 6-4, 2-6, 2-1 on Court Suzanne Lenglen against unseeded 19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia .

Author: 0 Murray to start in goal for Penguins in Game 5

The Penguins are coming off a 6-0 rout of the Predators in Game 5 on Thursday and won the Cup previous year on the road against the San Jose Sharks with a 3-1 victory in Game 6. Maybe it was because Chris Kunitz had to tag along with him at 2014 Olympics or because he didn't turn Phil Kessel into a 40- or 50-goal scorer like everyone thought he would.

Sports Tearful Muguruza unhappy with crowd as defending champion exits French Open
Author: 0 Tearful Muguruza unhappy with crowd as defending champion exits French Open

Finding it increasingly tough to manage the crowd, Muguruza nearly broke down, eventually losing the deciding set 3-6 - a fact that also meant no former French Open champion would be in the quarter-finals at the Grand Slam. "I am in the quarterfinals, and I am healthy and I am playing well". "Honestly, no, I don't think it was unsportsmanship or unfair or anything". After a nervy opening set, Spanish fourth seed Muguruza rallied but 13th-seeded Frenchwoman Mladenovic made her shots when it ...

Sports Nadal targets 10th #RG17 title against Wawrinka
Author: 0 Nadal targets 10th #RG17 title against Wawrinka

On his way to the title match , he has shipped just 29 games, six fewer than when he made the 2012 final and just two more than the record of 27 conceded by Bjorn Borg in his 1978 trophy season. But again, in the end of the day, it's the final. Renowned as one of the physically most imposing players on tour, Murray was obliterated by swashbuckling Wawrinka - dropping serve four times when the pressure was its fiercest.

Author: 0 Kohli sole Indian in Forbes list of highest paid athletes

Skipper Virat Kohli is the lone Indian on the list of Forbes magazine's list of 100 highest-paid athletes, which is topped by Real Madrid forward and Portuguese global Cristiano Ronaldo . Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was No. 1 on the list with $93 million in earnings. Only one woman made the list. Ronaldo is also set to be toward the top of the Forbes list for the foreseeable future after securing a contract extension with Los Blancos that will pay more than $50 million ...

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka into men's final

The nine-time champion beat sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 in their semifinal. But he hasn't played in one since 2014, because he lost to Djokovic in the 2015 quarterfinals, then withdrew from the tournament before the third round past year due to an injured left wrist.

Author: 0 ABC Scores Huge NBA Finals Ratings with Possible Sweep Looming

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. James led the way for Cleveland with 39 points. "They played a really good game as well, but they made shots down the stretch". Love finished with 13 rebounds, tying Golden State's Steph Curry for a game-high, but he scored only nine points and was a dismal 1-for-9 from the ...

Sports 3 share lead after 2 rounds at St Jude Classic
Author: 0 3 share lead after 2 rounds at St Jude Classic

CHAMPIONS: Bernhard Langer, trying to become the first player in seven years to win three straight tour events, was tied for the lead at the Principal Charity Classic in Des Moines, Iowa, with two players who have never won on the circuit.