• NBA Finals 2017: Historic scoring outburst helps Cavs extend series
NBA Finals 2017: Historic scoring outburst helps Cavs extend series

James shrugged off unbeaten runs and celebration talk and just kept his mind on the moment. But it's one they had to have, and a series that wasn't living up to its hype and seemed headed for a quick conclusion is California bound for Game 5 on Monday night.

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  • Ronaldo fires Real to 12th crown
Ronaldo fires Real to 12th crown

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in a memorable Champions League final full of attacking verve and brilliant goals on Saturday as the Spaniards won the title for the third time in four years and 12th in all.

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  • Nadal sweeps Thiem, Wawrinka edges Murray in French Open men's semifinals
Nadal sweeps Thiem, Wawrinka edges Murray in French Open men's semifinals

World number one Murray has endured a hard 2017 but appeared to be rediscovering his best form in Paris until he was stopped in his tracks by the big-hitting Swiss. "Three years ago it was, like, 50 people around me, my family, friends, everyone". He was a little more hesitant, and that gave me a bit more time to actually install my game.

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  • Nadal sets up Wawrinka final, eyes 10th French Open title
Nadal sets up Wawrinka final, eyes 10th French Open title

His first setback came at 3-4 when Wawrinka executed a second break point when Murray left a forehand approach short and invited a cross court victor past his flailing racket. - Wawrinka hit an incredible 87 winners to Murray's 36. Nadal has been keen to talk down any pressure surrounding the possibility of a 10th triumph at the tournament, sayin...

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  • Cavs halt Warriors flawless postseason, party in Game 4
Cavs halt Warriors flawless postseason, party in Game 4

James finished with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for his ninth career triple-double in the Finals, breaking the record of eight held by Magic Johnson . With the Warriors unbeaten in the postseason and a victory away from a second title in three years, a number of former players have said their teams would have beaten them.

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  • Austin Dillon scores first career win at Coca-Cola 600
Austin Dillon scores first career win at Coca-Cola 600

But while Truex Jr. and Busch elected to pit, Johnson and Dillon stayed out on the course and gambled, knowing the only way they could win would be to risk running out of fuel. But when the clock struck midnight, the No. 78 turned into a pumpkin again. Danica Patrick led seven laps in the first stage , the first time she's led a lap since the ra...

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  • 3 reasons to sign LeBron James
3 reasons to sign LeBron James

Yet, I just can't bring myself to say that LeBron is better than Jordan at the current time. "He's been huge for our success the last three years, and they did a - they have done a great job of putting him in the game plan and neutralizing what he does best, and that's offensive rebound and giving us extra possessions", James said of Thompson a...

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  • Comeback Cavs end Warriors flawless postseason in Game 4
Comeback Cavs end Warriors flawless postseason in Game 4

The Warriors' 68 points were the most by a trailing team at halftime in the last 20 seasons. The game gets worse as time goes on. Here's the margin of error for Cleveland in this series: LeBron was on the floor for 45 minutes and 37 seconds and the Cavs were a +7 with their best player on the floor.

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  • Griffins win game 4, could hoist Calder Cup tonight
Griffins win game 4, could hoist Calder Cup tonight

Syracuse then received a 5-on-4 advantage when Matthew Ford was whistled off for slashing with 2:21 left, but the Griffins killed that off due to Renouf's two blocked shots and another by Dylan McIlrath before surviving the final seconds with McKenna on the bench for an extra attacker.

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  • ICC Champions Trophy: Hasan Ali guides Pakistan to victory against South Africa
ICC Champions Trophy: Hasan Ali guides Pakistan to victory against South Africa

Domingo accepted that Pakistan "played the better cricket" last night, as the Team Green stunned South Africa . Just three days after suffering a humiliating 124-run defeat by title-holders India at Edgbaston in their opening group match, with former skipper Shahid Afridi among those slamming a "clueless" display, Pakistan's return to the ...

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  • Halep to face Ostapenko in French Open final
Halep to face Ostapenko in French Open final

Jelena Ostapenko's campaign in this French Open has been nothing less than reckless abandon and the Latvian stands a chance of becoming an unseeded champion since 1933. Jelena Ostapenko is a young woman in a hurry. "She's hitting very strong balls". It's like one out of 10. "We'll see if she does it at 28 years old".

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  • Wawrinka outlasts Murray in French Open semis
Wawrinka outlasts Murray in French Open semis

On Sunday, Nadal will meet another former Roland Garros champion in third seed and 2015 titlist Stan Wawrinka , who prevailed past top seed Andy Murray 6-7 (8), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-1 in four hours and 34 minutes. After pulling out of last year's French Open with a wrist injury that eventually put him in a cast, Nadal has returned to his mos...

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  • Bad look all around for Warriors, NBA in Game 4
Bad look all around for Warriors, NBA in Game 4

Cleveland steamrolled the Warriors with aggressive, physical play and an explosive offense that scored a Finals record 86 points in the first half. The Cavs became the first team in National Basketball Association history to recover from a 3-1 deficit in the Finals last season. Golden State was horrendous on defense and allowed Cleveland to ...

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  • Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane to captain England against Scotland
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane to captain England against Scotland

The steady decline rears up starkly in Strachan's rear-view mirror partly because his own playing career as a busy, inventive and determined winger coincided with what now looks like a glorious era for the national side. Plus, he seems to be more anxious about his global form here than his club form. "Club football, you are in a rhythm all the ti...

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  • Nadal's no good with numbers? He seeks No. 10 at French Open
Nadal's no good with numbers? He seeks No. 10 at French Open

When he faces nine-time champion Rafael Nadal of Spain or No. 6 Dominic Thiem of Austria on Sunday, Wawrinka will be the oldest man in a French Open title match since Niki Pilic was 33 when he was the runner-up to Ilie Nastase in 1973.

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  • Hales, Root lead England's march into semi-finals
Hales, Root lead England's march into semi-finals

Alex Hales, Joe Root and Jos Buttler all scored half-centuries, while Liam Plunkett stole the show with the ball, taking four wickets. Eoin Morgan's side mastered tricky conditions to reinforce their credentials as tournament favourites with an excellent team performance in which everyone contributed.

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  • Cavaliers make NBA Finals history with 49-point first quarter
Cavaliers make NBA Finals history with 49-point first quarter

We shared the ball, we moved the ball and defensively we were physical. A big reason why is that James was becoming gassed - every NBA Finals possession requires you to go all-out and every man has a breaking point in that regard. CLEVELAND (AP ) - Game 3 of the NBA Finals drew 20.5 million viewers on ABC, an increase of 22 percent from last se...

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  • Cavs stay alive with record-setting effort
Cavs stay alive with record-setting effort

The buzz around Golden State has only slightly dulled the lingering excitement in San Francisco around former 49er Jarryd Hayne . With a 118-113 victory, Golden State is now one win away from sweeping away the Cavs and finishing the playoffs with a flawless 16-0 record.

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  • Cavs halt Warriors to stay alive in NBA Finals
Cavs halt Warriors to stay alive in NBA Finals

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 previous year. A Durant 3-pointer at the buzzer brought the Warriors a little closer . The Cavs made 13 3-pointers. He has...

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  • Penguins stick with Murray for Game 5
Penguins stick with Murray for Game 5

If Nashville ran them over in the first three games of the series, the Penguins were behind the wheel now. "I don't know if anybody shakes off a game like that that quickly", Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. Arvidsson broke a 15-game drought with his third goal of the playoffs in the Preds' Game 4 win and rides a three-game point streak i...

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