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Draymond Green Describes Weakness He Sensed in LeBron James After Third Quarter

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James simply shrugged off the criticism for his decision to pass in the final minute of the Cavs' devastating 118-113 Game 3 loss to the Warriors, a defeat that left them on the very brink. "I don't even really care. I had a 101 drives last night", James said tongue-in-cheek. But I was able to get second and third and fourth winds. 'And so that's a battle I'm trying to go through more so than worrying about how I'm playing, how great I'm playing. Lire la suite »

Pakistan beat South Africa by 19 runs (DLS)

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David Miller scored an unbeaten 75 to pace the Proteas' innings, but his team-mates fell flat, with only Quinton de Kock (33 from 49 balls) bagging more than 30 runs. Pakistan: Sarfraz Khan (C), Ahmed Shahzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman , Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali , Imad Wasim , Junaid Khan, Mohammed Amir , Mohammed Hafeez, Shadab Khan and Shoaib Malik. Lire la suite »

Crew safe after Kiwis capsize in America's Cup challenger race

Despite three decades in the sport, the skipper of Great Britain's Land Rover BAR was equally as shocked as onlooking fans when Emirates Team New Zealand capsized in spectacular fashion. "As the breeze died in the last one, we really let loose", he said. 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. Lire la suite »

Predators fan makes a giant replica of Pekka Rinne out of balloons

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Rinne, who has spent his entire career in the Predators' organization, has bounced back from rough starts in Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup Final to play terrific in Games 3 and 4. Not surprisingly, the Penguins won both games. The Predators go as he goes right now, and the key is carrying the momentum from the last two games back to Pittsburgh for Thursday night's Game 5. Lire la suite »

Cleveland Cavaliers not giving up against Golden State Warriors, says LeBron James

James logged a triple-double - 31 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists - to overtake Magic Johnson for the most triple-doubles in Finals history, with nine. It's over with - 16-1 sounds pretty damn good anyway. After several minutes, James stopped and performed a dozen lunges before teammate Tristan Thompson came over and playfully asked, "What are you doing?" The previous record was 81, set by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1982 against the Los Angeles Lakers. Lire la suite »

Rafael Nadal produces dominant display to reach French Open quarter-finals

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Austria's Dominic Thiem clenches his fist as he plays Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their quarterfinal match the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Paris . The eighth-seeded Nishikori was leading 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 0-3 when rain stopped play on Saturday, but was clearly struggling with a wrist injury and had also had treatment on his back as the 21-year-old Chung rallied. Lire la suite »

Classy Wawrinka outlasts Murray for French Open final spot

The Spanish colossus is yet to drop a set in six matches, conceding a miserly 29 games to reach the title match. PARIS (AP ) - Rafael Nadal acknowledged during the French Open that he's never been all that good with numbers. But again, in the end of the day, it's the final. After this, I want to celebrate and then I want to recover for Sunday. Both players were struggling to impose their dominance on serve and Nadal went 15-40 behind before battling back to engineer a 4-1 lead. Lire la suite »

Straight sets wins for Nadal and Djokovic

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A storm was brewing at Roland Garros on Monday before the start of day two of the French Open as defending champion Garbine Muguruza prepared to face 2010 victor Francesca Schiavone in muggy conditions on Court Philippe Chatrier. Andre Agassi watches on during the game. Nadal kicked off his campaign with a straight-sets victory, beating France's Benoit Paire 6-1, 6-4, 6-1. Lire la suite »

LeBron Powers Up Cavaliers To Deny Warriors A Finals Sweep

The Warriors had swept their first three series and were 48 minutes away from a party they've been planning for a year. The NBA's best-of-seven championship was billed as the ultimate grudge match between the league's last two champions and some pundits felt it could go down as one of the most hotly-contested series of all-time. Lire la suite »

Roland-Garros: un boulevard pour Simona Halep

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Ne semblant plus souffrir de cette blessure, elle a passé facilement les tours à Paris jusqu'au choc avec Svitolina, 6e mondiale, en quart de finale, dont elle s'est sortie en sauvant une balle de match. "Je prends confiance et je joue mieux chaque jour", a déclaré la Roumaine. Mais il faudra contrer la puissance de Jelena Ostapenko (WTA 47). Les deux affiches de jeudi présentaient une même opposition de style. Lire la suite »

Lewis Hamilton fastest in 1st practice at Canadian GP

I have no idea why Mercedes didn't use their race drivers ". "It looks good at the moment but there's still a long, long way to go", said the victor of three of the six Grand Prix events held to date this year. It is one of his favourite stops on the F1 circuit. I haven't seen much yet but I think it will be very, very close . "I've grown a lot with Canada and Montreal and the following has grown as well". Lire la suite »

Murray regroups to beat Nishikori

It was just today it was just unusual how it came about, because it was after the very first game of the match. Wawrinka, the third seed, booked a place in the quarterfinals for the fourth time with a comfortable 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 win over Gael Monfils , the last French player in the men's draw. Lire la suite »

Blues romp to opening Origin win

But I have just got a feeling that this time with no Corey Parker and no Matt Scott in the middle, I just think that there are some vulnerabilities there. Tedesco ran for 150 metres in the first 40 minutes. New South Wales have romped to a 28-4 win over Queensland in the opening match of the State of Origin series in Brisbane. Lire la suite »

Reds batter Gennett belts 4 homers in rare Major League Baseball feat

He becomes just the 17th player all-time to belt four homers in a game, and the first to do it with the five hits and 10 RBI. Gennett hit his second career grand slam in the third inning to give the Reds' a 5-0 lead. Gennett was 5-for-5 with 10 RBI on the night as the Reds routed the St. Louis Cardinals 13-1 at Great American Ballpark. Schoop's two-run drive off closer Tony Watson knotted it at 5, setting the stage for Trumbo's big hit. Lire la suite »

Olympics Shift: IOC Doubles Number Of Mixed-Gender Events, Adds 5 Sports

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He explained how the committee "has spoken to both cities, but we haven't negotiated [official terms]", adding that the negotiations will come only if the IOC approves the proposal. Bach said there had been talks but not negotiations with officials from Los Angeles and Paris, which he described as "two such great cities, two such great countries, having two candidatures who are really enthusiastic". Lire la suite »

Middlesbrough appoint Garry Monk as new manager

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Monk narrowly missed out on the Championship play-offs with Leeds and left Elland Road because he felt new owner Andrea Radrizzani did not have a desire to keep him long term. "Garry will be officially unveiled at a media conference on Monday", read Middlesbrough's statement. Gibson has spoken of his desire to "smash the league" next season and "go up as champions" from the Championship. Lire la suite »

Top ranking and French final in touching distance for Pliskova

She left the arena in a similar state. I'm not ashamed to say that she played better. "We had a hurricane, a sandstorm, and we nearly had snow, too", Bacsinszky told the crowd at Court Philippe Chatrier. For now, Ostapenko is the first teenager in the French Open semi-finals since Ana Ivanovic in 2007. And another ferocious forehand helped her break back as Bacsinszky rallied at the start of the second. Lire la suite »

Milwaukee Brewers call up pitching prospect Josh Hader

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The Brewers confirmed the move and optioned Paolo Espino . In 2017, is 3-4 with a 5.37 ERA and 1.54 WHIP with the Sky Sox. Hader worked exclusively as a starter the last two seasons, but it remains to be seen if he will work in that role for the Brewers, or open in the bullpen. Lire la suite »

Dovizioso wins Italian GP ahead of MotoGP leader Vinales

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MotoGP will now head to Catalunya for the race in a week's time. "Sincerely, I trusted I could do [it] because in practice I was fast". "I've been overtaken in the middle of the corner five or six times", he said. For me it's a gift to be here and to give the maximum for the race and the fans. The guy who signed his (gigantic) contract must be hating himself. Having run with Zarco into the closing laps, Suzuki's Andrea Iannone - who started 16th - lost places to the Ducatis late and ... Lire la suite »

Nadal-Wawrinka, le bouquet final idéal — L'oeil de Roland

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Cela va être difficile. Le Majorquin a rapidement amorti le choc attendu avec Thiem, 7e mondial. " Stanimal ", devenu le finaliste le plus âgé depuis 44 ans dans les " Majors ", s'était imposé lors de l'Open d'Australie 2014 contre Nadal, lors de Roland-Garros 2015 et l'US Open 2016 à chaque fois contre Novak Djokovic . Lire la suite »

Departing champion Muguruza breaks down in tears

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It was the second year running that Williams lost to the Swiss in the Roland Garros fourth round. I like Mladenovic to advance to the French Open semifinal. "The crowd today was a little bit tough for me". "I just think that they were a little bit, sometimes should be a little bit more respectful, even though for the game, because we had to, you know, stop". Lire la suite »

Nadal just 1 step away from 'La Decima' in Paris

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Gustavo Kuerten marked the 20th anniversary of his first Roland Garros triumph yesterday by backing Rafael Nadal to win 15 French Open titles. For all the talk of the coronation of Rafael Nadal here on Sunday and La Decima - a 10th French Open crown, extending his record - it's worth considering that if the Spaniard could have listed who he would least like to play for the title, Stan Wawrinka may have been at the top. Lire la suite »

Bell wins at Texas under caution ahead of flipped truck

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After a restart with two laps left, Bell and Briscoe were side-by-side and stayed that way the entire way around the 1 1/2-mile track back to the line. Peters was evaluated at the track's infield care center and released. Series points leader Scott Dixon will start on the front row Saturday night alongside his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate. Lire la suite »