• Durant's defense playing huge role in Warriors' 2-0 lead
Durant's defense playing huge role in Warriors' 2-0 lead

We play our game. Somehow, the Cavaliers have to change all that. No team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit, and it doesn't appear any team is equipped to hang with these Warriors , who may go down as one of the best ever. The Cavaliers don't have that luxury. But for the Cavs to defend their title they need plus performances at the top. "...

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  • Messi's Barcelona buy-out clause to increase to 400 million euros
Messi's Barcelona buy-out clause to increase to 400 million euros

Spanish publication Marca (h/t Jack Rathborn of the Daily Mirror ) revealed how the Argentina global will put his name to a contract set to pay him amounts that will "vary from year to year". Messi's current deal expires next summer but is now expected to sign a three-year extension with an option of an extra 12 months after president Josep Ba...

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  • The best reactions to the Warriors' soul-crushing win in Cleveland
The best reactions to the Warriors' soul-crushing win in Cleveland

Cleveland got everything it could have asked for out of James and Irving, who finished with 39 and 38 respectively. Thirty minutes later, Cleveland had suffered yet another blowout loss, allowing Golden State to score 132 and break a few more records in the process.

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  • Kevin Durant showed exactly why the Warriors needed him
Kevin Durant showed exactly why the Warriors needed him

For most of the second half - at least until Kevin Durant hit a 3 from the top of the key with 40 seconds to give Golden State a 114-113 lead - it looked like the Cavaliers were going to escape with a win. Kyrie Irving scored 24 points in the opener and Love had a big day in Game Two, but starters Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith have been ...

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  • Cavs to stick with JR Smith over Iman Shumpert in Game 3
Cavs to stick with JR Smith over Iman Shumpert in Game 3

As per SB Nation's Tim Cato, the tweet went on to grab 37,000 retweets and over 29,000 likes before Smith took it down. Compared to last year's finals, Irving is scoring fewer points (27.1 in '16, 21.5 in '17) while shooting a lower percentage (46.8% in '16, 40.0% in '17).

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  • Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool apologise & end interest in Southampton defender
Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool apologise & end interest in Southampton defender

Van Dijk is among the current Southampton stars attracting interest, having become one of the most sought-after defenders in the league since moving to the south coast from Celtic less than two years ago. Joel Matip impressed after arriving on a free transfer from Schalke last summer, but his calm presence wasn't enough to eliminate the carel...

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  • Troubled sleep, then a French Open dream for Bacsinszky (copy)
Troubled sleep, then a French Open dream for Bacsinszky (copy)

The second semi-finalist Roland Garros-2017 was 27-year-old tennis player from Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky , which two years ago had already reached this stage of the tournament. Jelena Ostapenko was able to defeat No. 11 Caroline Wozniacki in three sets, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. But she handed the advantage straight back in the fifth game and the S...

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  • Comey testimony shows Trump 'disdain' for rule of law — Blumenthal
Comey testimony shows Trump 'disdain' for rule of law — Blumenthal

Option 4: CNN will be also be streaming Comey's testimony. Comey, who was sacked by Trump on May 9, was leading an FBI investigation of Flynn as it looks into allegations of links between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

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  • Durant, Warriors storm back to take Game 3 from Cavs
Durant, Warriors storm back to take Game 3 from Cavs

Warriors forward Kevin Durant , who left Oklahoma City for Golden State last July in hopes of winning his first National Basketball Association crown, had LeBron-like numbers - 33 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, five blocked shots and three steals - in a 132-113 romp Sunday in game two.

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  • Durant's late heroics lifts Warriors over Cavaliers
Durant's late heroics lifts Warriors over Cavaliers

And as a student of the game, he seems to know when he is facing checkmate. Cleveland had looked like they might prevail when they led by six points with three minutes to play but Durant led the Warriors on an impressive 11-0 run to close out the game.

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  • Nadal advances to 10th French Open semifinals
Nadal advances to 10th French Open semifinals

Djokovic, who had needed five sets to beat Diego Schwartzman in the third round, was 0-3 down in the second set as Thiem found the angles with unerring accuracy. Pliskova reached the U.S. Open final a year ago, but the Czech player had never been past the second round at Roland Garros in five previous appearances.

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  • Hamilton: Vettel is clearly Ferrari's No.1 driver
Hamilton: Vettel is clearly Ferrari's No.1 driver

Despite being a two-time victor in Monaco , but the 32-year-old mysteriously struggled with the handling of his Mercedes vehicle this weekend. Taking full advantage of generous support from teammate Kimi Raikkonen , who led from pole position to the start of the pit-stops, the four-time champion came home 3.1 seconds clear of the Finn in ...

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  • Sarries handed tough Champions Cup draw
Sarries handed tough Champions Cup draw

Next seasons Champions Cup is due to get underway in October, with the final taking place at the San Mames Stadium in Bilbao on May 12. Sarries were denied back-to-back doubles by Exeter Chiefs in the Premiership final and Rob Baxter's men were drawn in Pool 3 alongside three-time champions Leinster, Montpellier and Glasgow Warriors.

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  • French Open Day 9: Murray and Halep hit top gear
French Open Day 9: Murray and Halep hit top gear

If Halep beats Pliskova she will need to win in the final to become No. 1. Bacsinszky has put over 70 percent of her first serves into play in her past two matches, but she's only won about 59 percent of those point - a sure sign that her serve is assailable.

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  • Djokovic knocked out of French Open by Thiem as Nadal goes through
Djokovic knocked out of French Open by Thiem as Nadal goes through

The Austrian sixth seed convincingly beat the Serbian World No. 2 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0. Like Nadal and Thiem , Wawrinka has not lost a set on his way to a third successive semi-final at Roland Garros . " Novak certainly has to make a clean cut", said Becker, who helped guide Djokovic to six majors in three years, on Eurosport. Djokovic, the 201...

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  • Del Petro hails `smart` Murray, says he is `real No. 1`
Del Petro hails `smart` Murray, says he is `real No. 1`

In the tiebreak Wawrinka took, and then without problems has finished the opponent. Halep, the third seed, is a popular pick for winning her first Grand Slam with this tournament, and she breezed through Kasatkina, 6-0, 7-5. What's the big deal? "I don't get it", Murray began with a smile. "I can say I'm strong on court". What do you want me to d...

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  • Bob Stoops Stunningly Announces Resignation as Oklahoma Football Coach
Bob Stoops Stunningly Announces Resignation as Oklahoma Football Coach

Bob Stoops had been the longest-tenured active head football coach. Stoops appreciated the run, and all that came with it. It's time, and that's OK. "But I would love to see him there another 10 years". He finished with a program-record 190 wins - more than Switzer or the equally legendary Bud Wilkinson - and just nine home losses over 18 season...

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  • Warriors top Cavaliers and move to brink of National Basketball Association title
Warriors top Cavaliers and move to brink of National Basketball Association title

No team in NBA playoff history has ever rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a series, although the Cavaliers did become the first team in NBA Finals history to rally from a 3-1 hole to swipe the crown over Golden State past year. In 2007, the Cavaliers defeated the Detroit Pistons after losing the first two games and then in the 2016 NBA Fin...

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  • Preparations for ICC Champions Trophy continue with warm-up matches
Preparations for ICC Champions Trophy continue with warm-up matches

The Indian cricket team left for England from Mumbai for the ICC Champions Trophy to begin from June 1st. England have got the home advantage in addition to a very balanced squad which includes the likes of skipper Eoin Morgan alongside ODI stalwarts like Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jason Roy, Alex Hales, and Jos Buttler.

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  • Iran says 2 killed, 30 wounded in twin attacks
Iran says 2 killed, 30 wounded in twin attacks

The powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) accused Saudi Arabia of being behind the action, a rare such incident in Iran . Gun ownership is tightly controlled in Iran, meaning those who carried out the attacks on the parliament and the shrine likely had to smuggle their weapons into the country.

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