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Draymond Green, Warriors eager to win on Cavs' home court

CLEVELAND , OH - JUNE 09: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers speaks to an official after Iman Shumpert #4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers compete for the ball with Zaza Pachulia #27 of the Go...

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Stanley Cup Final: Penguins on cusp of repeat after clinical display

It was the summer of 2014 - June 27 to be exact - when the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins finalized a deal that three years later would still be playing out in the Stanley Cup Fina...

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Golden State Warriors: 5 takeaways from Game 4 vs

Kevin Durant led the way for the Warriors with 35 points. That's tremendous, but the wild thing is, they might need to keep shooting just as well if they are going to truly make this a series. Th...

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Game 4 referees clarify technical foul confusion

Cleveland people ain't that sharp! Green was suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals previous year. The moment changed that series. Emotions are what keeps this game alive, it keeps it going. After...

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Kane equaliser a "huge moment" for young England team - Southgate

The Spurs man was named captain for the day and responded with a crucial leveller after Leigh Griffiths' quick-fire free-kick double had turned the game on its head three minutes from time . It w...

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Nadal, Djokovic close in on French Open semi-final blockbuster

Nadal, Djokovic close in on French Open semi-final blockbuster

Wawrinka, who has yet to drop a set in this year's tournament, won 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. "But I am just trying to sense what is the best thing for me right now". Known for tremendous footwork and court cov...

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Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths 'gutted' after England's last-gasp leveller

Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths 'gutted' after England's last-gasp leveller

On a sun-kissed Glasgow afternoon, England took the lead in the 70th minute when substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's left-foot strike beat home goalkeeper Craig Gordon's flimsy attempt at a sav...

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Cavs offense explodes as LeBron & Kyrie save Cleveland from Game 4 elimination

Cavs offense explodes as LeBron & Kyrie save Cleveland from Game 4 elimination

That taste wouldn't have been the same if we would have lost tonight and they would have celebrated on our home floor. We just kept our composure. "We shared the ball, we moved the ball and defensivel...

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Nadal, 'Waw' in final

The Scot felt he answered a lot of the questions hanging over him heading into the French Open and will look to continue to improve the areas of his game that are still slightly below par. "I will h...

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Ronaldo Double Sinks Juventus In Champions League Final

Ronaldo Double Sinks Juventus In Champions League Final

And it was towards the end of the ceremony that Cristiano Ronaldo Jr . delighted the crowds with his impressive skills. Zinedine Zidane's side were crowned champions of Europe on Saturday night a...

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Stress test: High-wire Cavaliers still alive in NBA Finals

Irving was referring to an interview Green gave Thursday, when he openly relished in the seeming inevitability of the Warriors winning their second championship in three years on Cleveland's home ...

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Lavoie: Penguins have the number of 'awful' Pekka Rinne

Lavoie: Penguins have the number of 'awful' Pekka Rinne

The Penguins are two wins away from winning the Stanley Cup , and they have an MVP-worthy rookie sniper, and two goalies to thank for that. Pittsburgh vowed to put more pressure on Rinne than i...

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NBA Playoffs: Kyrie, Cavs Go Epic In Game 4

With their backs against the proverbial wall, facing the prospect of being swept out of the 2017 NBA Finals , the Cavaliers played the best game of the season and handed the Warriors a decisive 137-...

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America's Cup: Artemis to face Team NZ in challenger finals

While Dean Barker sailed an nearly faultless race, Artemis Racing did not make the mistake the Japanese team would have been hoping for and Nathan Outteridge steered his team home with a 28 second v...

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Addison Russell returns to Cubs following MLB inquiry

Addison Russell returns to Cubs following MLB inquiry

While Russell has not addressed the accusations against him, Norris did, declaring, "The comments made by my ex-fiancee could not be further from the truth". The team contacted Major League Baseball ...

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French Open Semi-Final Jelena Ostapenko's Best Present

Bacsinszky's opponent in the last four won't be former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki but rather the 2014 Wimbledon junior champion Jelena Ostapenko . She finds the fact that she'll be playing Ostapenko ...

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WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 10th day

The world number 47 has produced some of her finest performances on clay this season including a runner-up finish in Charleston before reaching the final four in Prague. "There's no clay left on thi...

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A close shave: Cristiano Ronaldo explains bold new style

CRISTIANO RONALDO is still in party-mode following Real Madrid's Champions League triumph over Juventus on Saturday. It was an fantastic weekend for Real Madrid as, after being FC Barcelona...

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Stokes, Morgan knock Australia out of Champions Trophy

During the chase, Stokes and Morgan shared 159-run fourth-wicket stand to help England recover from 35/3. After a 40-minute delay Morgan, king of the counter-punch, crashed the first two balls a...

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Ostapenko reaches first Grand Slam final on 20th birthday at French Open

The contest was tight, Ostapenko winning 106 points to Bacsinszky's 105, but even that did not spoil the mood of the Swiss, who was obviously disappointed but dejected. Halep will become world numbe...

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Rain washes out Pakistan, Australia warm-up

But they only named a squad two weeks after the original deadline for the tournament which starts on June 1. He looked cautious when bowling, but Azhar said he expected Riaz to recover well in time...

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United bid for Morata rejected

United bid for Morata rejected

Jose Mourinho had been convinced to extend his contract and keep him on for another season but a knee ligament injury against Anderlecht in the Europa League cut his season short. Morata's agent ...

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Rabada sparks England slump as Proteas win 3rd ODI

After two excellent performances to wrap up the three-match ODI series , England looked a shadow of themselves as they compiled a dire display against South Africa at Lords. Bairstow's form is cr...

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Djokovic Stretches Roland Garros Winning Streak and Sets Thiem QF Clash

The nine-time champion matched Roger Federer's record for quarter-final appearances at Roland Garros . The defending champion from Serbia lost to sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 in t...

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Nadal to Meet Wawrinka in Sunday's French Open Final

Thiem broke his opponent's serve in the first game of the match before Nadal repeated the trick in the following game. Nine or 10 is only 10 per cent more. After Nadal's limp exit to Djokovic in 20...

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Padres halt five-game slide with 6-3 win over Royals

Padres halt five-game slide with 6-3 win over Royals

Lorenzo Cain hit two homers, including a grand slam that capped a nine-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Kansas City Royals over the San Diego Padres 12-6 Saturday . "I've had some gr...

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Marlins star Stanton leaves with bruised wrist, hit by pitch

Marlins star Stanton leaves with bruised wrist, hit by pitch

It was one of 18 hits the Marlins pounded out Friday night in a 12-7 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates . "Mercer and those guys who got on base in the seventh, they did all the heavy lifting, real...

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Defencemen help Penguins play fast in Stanley Cup Final

The Pittsburgh Penguins center is one win away from captaining his team to its second Stanley Cup in a row, and third during his career. "We know we're going to be facing a desperate team". "I see...

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Blackcaps crash to heavy defeat to hosts England at Champions Trophy

Blackcaps crash to heavy defeat to hosts England at Champions Trophy

In reply, New Zealand struggled to overcome the first over loss of Luke Ronchi for a golden duck and, although Kane Williamson struck an assured 87, his teammates were slowly picked off by Englan...

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Defensemen help Penguins play fast in Stanley Cup Final

For Pittsburgh, everything was going right. Sidney Crosby , unhappy with a slash on Chris Kunitz, throws his water bottle onto the ice mid-play. Who says there was a goalie controversy ? Spyrido...

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Luke Bryan opening Game 6 broadcast from honky-tonk roof

The Predators are in a 3-2 hole with Game 6 coming up Sunday night in Nashville. He was pulled after the first period by coach Peter Laviolette after surrendering half the goals in a 6-0 rout by the P...

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Champions Trophy: Australia suffer heartbreak, match against Bangladesh abandoned

Mashrafe Mortaza , Bangladesh's captain, was nevertheless happy that his team remained alive in the tournament and referenced the point gained from a similar abandonment against Australia in the 2...

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Penguins thrash Predators, take control of Stanley Cup Final

Public Works crews will go to various parts of the city as they enforce the little-known ordinance ahead of Game 6 on Sunday night and a potential Game 7 on Wednesday night. "I don't know that I've be...

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Intensity grows as Warriors on the brink, Cavs on edge

It wasn't just the Cavs throwing their collective weight around and putting on their bully face. The Cavs scored a Finals record 86 points in the first half and then held on during a wild third and ...

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Injured Sharapova pulls out of Wimbledon, grass circuit

Injured Sharapova pulls out of Wimbledon, grass circuit

The Rome injury that Sharapova refers to was a left thigh issue, though it is vague beyond that. The former world No.1 from Russian Federation had been due to compete in qualifying at the All Englan...

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Details Of Liverpool's 'Tapping Up' Of Virgil Van Dijk Have Emerged

Many Liverpool fans had hoped there would be a possibility for proper talks to be held and a deal to be agreed eventually, even at a later stage if Van Dijk stays at Southampton through this tran...

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Unseeded Ostapenko tops Halep at French Open for 1st title

None of that mattered to Ostapenko. Before beating Halep , Ostapenko allowed the media to get to know her as she answered a number of questions on topics other than the final. Nadal has a 15-3 reco...

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Dubious officiating fosters chaos in Game 4 of NBA Finals

With the Golden State Warriors holding a 3-0 lead in this best-of-seven series - and carrying a pristine 15-0 record in these playoffs - it was hard to find anyone, even here in Northeast Ohio, who ...

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Wawrinka, Nadal reach final

Wawrinka, Nadal reach final

Murray used his excellent defensive skills to keep the match competitive, but Wawrinka managed to come from behind and prevail 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 5-7 7-6 (7-3) 6-1. "When you play a player like Murray, you...

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Sidney Crosby 'dribbles' PK Suban's head on ice, throws things from bench

Pens goaltender Matt Murray recovered from his tough time in Nashville to make 24 stops in the shutout. Pulling Pekka Rinne early allows him to rest for the next game. It took all of 91 seconds for...

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