• LeBron James goes down after collision with Tristan Thompson
LeBron James goes down after collision with Tristan Thompson

Now that Durant is just two games away from securing his first National Basketball Association championship, with two consecutive blowouts of the Cleveland Cavs , the chorus of boos against the lanky superstar has grown deafening around the country.

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  • James says Warriors different in 2017
James says Warriors different in 2017

Cavaliers: James (1,175) passed Sam Jones (1,143), Bill Russell (1,151) and Elgin Baylor (1,161) to move into fourth place on the NBA Finals scoring list. The Cavs panicked and had nothing, Kyrie more than anyone. Does it send a message to the locker room that the coaching staff doesn't have faith in him after relying on him throughout the...

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  • Golden State Warriors take 3-0 Finals lead against Cleveland Cavaliers
Golden State Warriors take 3-0 Finals lead against Cleveland Cavaliers

The Warriors went on to win the game by another double-digit margin, 132-113. Cavaliers' fans swapped T-shirts and shorts for long sleeves and sweat shirts as unusually cool spring weather had Cleveland feeling fall-like on Wednesday night hours before Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

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  • What are those? Lonzo Ball rocks Harden Vol. 1s at Lakers workout
What are those? Lonzo Ball rocks Harden Vol. 1s at Lakers workout

The easiest and most emphatic slam dunk around here since Kobe lobbed to Shaq to finish off that impossible Game 7 victory over Portland an era ago. It's also important to keep in mind Russell recently liked an anti-Lonzo Ball tweet. More importantly, Lonzo said he believes the same thing, adding that concerns about his father's feared meddling...

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  • Game 3 of National Basketball Association finals to be broadcast at Civic Center Plaza
Game 3 of National Basketball Association finals to be broadcast at Civic Center Plaza

Not surprisingly, the Warriors have soared to -1100 chalk on the NBA series prices , but memories of last year's collapse in the NBA Finals remain fresh in Golden State, which posted SU wins at home in Games 1 and 2 en route to a 3-1 series lead before falling to the Cavaliers in seven games.

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  • Kevin Durant leads Warriors to brink of National Basketball Association title
Kevin Durant leads Warriors to brink of National Basketball Association title

After the Korver miss, Durant hit his monster 3-pointer with James closing for the lead, 114-113, that never evaporated. Irving was a non-factor in the offense for most of the first half of Game 2, then went into playground mode in the fourth quarter and unsuccessfully tried to shoot his team back into contention.

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  • Durant, Curry spark Warriors win, record win streak at 14
Durant, Curry spark Warriors win, record win streak at 14

Curry went left then right, then left again, finally finding a way to drive past James on his way to the rim and then making the shot. "I've been wokring on that shot my whole life, and for that one to go in, that's liberating", the forward told ESPN's Doris Goodwin after the game.

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  • Kristina Mladenovic beats defending champion Garbine Muguruza at French Open
Kristina Mladenovic beats defending champion Garbine Muguruza at French Open

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza departed Roland Garros in tears after losing to home favourite Kristina Mladenovic in the fourth round, but men's champion Novak Djokovic eased into the French Open quarter-finals yesterday. "It's something I'm prepared for", the 13th seed said ahead of Sunday's match. "But when you go out there, this i...

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  • India locks horn against Pakistan in cricket CL
India locks horn against Pakistan in cricket CL

Arthur suggested too many Pakistan players had suffered "stage fright" against India in front of a capacity crowd of more than 24,000. They have not lost to Pakistan since the Asia Cup in March 2014 and are now locked at 2-2 in their head-to-head count at the 50-over Champions Trophy.

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  • Simona Halep strolls into French Open quarters
Simona Halep strolls into French Open quarters

Pliskova will play 2014 Roland Garros runner-up Simona Halep , who saved a match point and rallied from 6-3, 5-1 down to beat Elina Svitolina , in the last four. Bacsinszky didn't really have to sweat too much as she won 6-4, 6-4 to move on. "I understand. I just think that they were a little bit, sometimes should be a little bit more respec...

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  • Nashville downs Pittsburgh, knots Stanley Cup finals 2-2
Nashville downs Pittsburgh, knots Stanley Cup finals 2-2

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne dives across the crease to thwart a scoring attempt by Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel during Monday's Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in Nashville , Tennessee. After a brief review, the goal was allowed and the lost time was added back. He also moved into 20th all-time in National Hockey ...

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  • Warriors beat Cavs, set record for longest playoff win streak
Warriors beat Cavs, set record for longest playoff win streak

If indeed it was a player (or players, plural) partaking in a post-game toke, Twitter highlighted some potential suspects in the case, which we can neither confirm or deny. The Cavs shocked their fans when they were swept by the Warriors in Game 1 [113-91] and 2 [132-113]. In completely unrelated news, J.R. Smith finished Game 2 with zero point...

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  • Sports With Littlefield: The Language Of Baseball 08:43 Download
Sports With Littlefield: The Language Of Baseball 08:43 Download

Sabathia, the 2007 AL Cy Young Award victor with Cleveland, squared off against the reigning victor. Mound visits often come at critical junctures of games, or they're a time for a coach to convey specific information about how to approach a certain situation or hitter.

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  • Red Sox announcer apologizes for remarks about NY Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka
Red Sox announcer apologizes for remarks about NY Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka

Rick Porcello vs. CC Sabathia could've been the dream matchup for the Red Sox . Arizona came back from a two-run deficit to win its eighth straight home game. "His personality is resonating with fans". Known for his impression of President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" episodes, Baldwin made his Trump face and drew laughs.

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  • Predators play 'Rocky Top' to energize crowd, team scores goal seconds later
Predators play 'Rocky Top' to energize crowd, team scores goal seconds later

The latest chapter - a 4-1 victory to even the series at two games apiece - was a shining example of just what the underdog Predators are capable of when playing to their potential as they moved to 9-0-1 at home in the 2017 playoffs. We did a good job of that tonight. Murray also had a positive mind-set. "'Desperate' is a amusing word for...

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  • Ronaldo stays atop Forbes list of richest athletes
Ronaldo stays atop Forbes list of richest athletes

Champions League leading goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo is centre stage for the debut Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 trailer, ahead of the game's release on console and PC in late September 2017. Roger Federer paced the six tennis players on the list at No. 4 at $64 million. For 15 years in a row, either Floyd "Money" Mayw...

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  • Murray and Wawrinka sweep into French Open last 16
Murray and Wawrinka sweep into French Open last 16

Whoever had won that first set had big momentum", Murray said. The first set was massive, and the Argentinian's despair was caused by him knowing it was a long way back in the prevailing cool and heavy conditions. The eighth-seeded Nishikori is in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the seventh time. Djokovic is last on Court Phili...

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  • Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori French Open quarterfinals match preview
Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori French Open quarterfinals match preview

World No.1 Andy Murray says he will have to improve if he is to defeat Stan Wawrinka in the French Open semi-finals tonight. The win over the young gun was a relative stroll for Murray, who lost serve twice but broke straight back against the No.

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  • Tuipulotu to miss Blues match vs Lions after lateness
Tuipulotu to miss Blues match vs Lions after lateness

Gatland has picked a strong but still experimental lineup, though, to meet a Crusaders team which contains nine All Blacks. Wales pair Jonathan Davies and George North also start at outside centre and wing respectively, with Gatland choosing a side that looks like it resemble something close to his squad that will start the first Test .

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  • Rookie Frederick Gaudreau paces Nashville Predators to Stanley Cup Final-tying victory
Rookie Frederick Gaudreau paces Nashville Predators to Stanley Cup Final-tying victory

The last two times a team won the Cup without home ice, they won in six games. The Predators have found every way to beat the challenging odds stacked against them. Not without a fight, that is. If Game 4 was any indication, it's probably a safe bet that Nashville will have some Stanley Cup babies being born just under a year from now.

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