• Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks despite face slap from Warriors' Kevin Durant
Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks despite face slap from Warriors' Kevin Durant

Durant did indeed join a ready-made contender by teaming up with two-time reigning league MVP Stephen Curry on a team that won it all in 2015 and were runners-up a year ago after a season in which they had a record 73 wins in 82 games.

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  • Sebastian Vettel envisioned podium finish before slump to fourth in Montreal
Sebastian Vettel envisioned podium finish before slump to fourth in Montreal

Hamilton is well aware that Ferrari could bounce back just as easily in the next race, but is hoping to emulate boxing superstar Mayweather and come out on top in the end. Vettel , starting alongside, got caught in a sandwich as Bottas shot past him on one side and Verstappen on the other, clipping the German's front wing.

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  • England v Pakistan: Everything you need to know
England v Pakistan: Everything you need to know

Only the roles were reversed. England captain Eoin Morgan , who made 87 in a win against Australia last time out, fell for 19 when he charged down the pitch to a wide ball from Hasan and edged behind. Sarfraz Ahmed admitted this fact in his press conference. Joe Root is a world-class batsman and is the fulcrum around whom the England ...

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  • Crosby, Pens cap unbelievable year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup
Crosby, Pens cap unbelievable year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup

The same against the Senators, whose tight defensive style thwarted the Penguins throughout the series, but 37-year-old Chris Kunitz won Game 7 with a double-overtime goal. Usually this amounts to shot-gunning one more beer than you should and chanting loudly in the streets, and I'm sure this was the case for many sports fans in Pittsburgh on Sun...

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  • Kane rescues England as hat tricks light up Euro qualifiers
Kane rescues England as hat tricks light up Euro qualifiers

However, Hampden Park erupted in the 87th minute when Leigh Griffiths curled home a 25-yard free-kick for his first global goal, before lightning struck twice in the final minute of normal time as another set-piece from the Celtic star put Scotland on the brink of a famous Group F victory.

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  • Resurgent Hasan starring for Pakistan at Champions Trophy
Resurgent Hasan starring for Pakistan at Champions Trophy

Pakistan will likely will go with an unchanged squad from the last match, against Sri Lanka , which will include dynamic opener Fakhar Zaman . In England , the home side have won 26 out of the 41 games and this will be the first time , the two sides will face in a Champions Trophy game.

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  • MVP Durant vindicates decision to join Warriors
MVP Durant vindicates decision to join Warriors

After averaging a triple-double over the five games, James knew there was little more he or his teammates could have done to beat a Golden State Warriors team that proved too talented this year with the addition of Finals MVP Durant. "I told him we're tied up now and we're going to try to do this thing again, but I'm going to celebrate this one t...

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  • Trump addresses shooting at congressional baseball game practice
Trump addresses shooting at congressional baseball game practice

Hodgkinson , 66, sustained serious injuries after he opened fire on Republican members of Congress, their staffers and Capitol Police officers. Law enforcement has identified the shooter as James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois , according to a federal law enforcement sources.

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  • Top GOP lawmaker wounded; gunfire at baseball practice
Top GOP lawmaker wounded; gunfire at baseball practice

Hodgkinson was listed as the owner of a home inspection business, according to the Washington Post , although his business licence expired past year. President Donald Trump says he and the vice president are "deeply saddened" by news of a shooting "tragedy" at a congressional baseball game. The president tweeted Wednesday, "Rep.

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  • ICC Champions Trophy, Group B preview: India to defend title amid powerhouses
ICC Champions Trophy, Group B preview: India to defend title amid powerhouses

As a result, for the first time since the tournament's inception, the West Indies will not be there. England and Bangladesh will look for a return to form from their top-order batsmen when they lock horns in the Champions Trophy opening match at the Oval on Thursday (today).

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  • Faith Hill links Titans, Predators title losses
Faith Hill links Titans, Predators title losses

The Chicago Blackhawks . However, the Pens are the first team to repeat as champions since the '97-'98 Detroit Red Wings. It ends the deepest playoff run in Predators history. " 'We knew it was going to be tough all year, but we just tried to keep with it, ' Crosby said". Game 6 had a Predators' win stamped all over it, from the way the na...

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  • Bevo dons maroon for State of Origin insights
Bevo dons maroon for State of Origin insights

We're hopeful of getting him for game two. Kennedy MP Bob Katter, who caught everyone off guard with his foray into rugby league analysis before the first Origin game, said the Maroons' shocking result on Wednesday was not surprising.

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  • Ann Arbor native Ian Cole wins 2nd Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh Penguins
Ann Arbor native Ian Cole wins 2nd Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh Penguins

FIRST TIME, NOT THE LAST TIME: Even though Nashville was the lowest-seeded of the 16 playoff teams, one might make a mistake if they look at its first Stanley Cup Final as an outlier. They now have three championships each and the tendency on the day after the Stanley Cup is presented is to bring in the word dynasty, define what is in these ne...

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  • Premier League fixtures: Mourinho bids to mount title challenge
Premier League fixtures: Mourinho bids to mount title challenge

However, it could be a massive game for Ronald Koeman and his players as Everton face a really hard start to the season with away trips to Manchester City , Chelsea and Manchester United as well as a home game with Tottenham , coming in their first five games.

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  • Champions Chelsea Open League Defence At Home Against Burnley
Champions Chelsea Open League Defence At Home Against Burnley

So which of these was the greatest Premier League game for Liverpool? Similarly to Huddersfield , Brighton will be hoping to get enough points on the board before the final few games of the season as they too face a hard run-in, playing Spurs, Manchester United and Liverpool in three of their last four matches.

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  • Halep beats Pliskova to reach French Open final
Halep beats Pliskova to reach French Open final

Besides bidding for a first grand slam title herself - Halep lost a thriller to Maria Sharapova in the 2014 French Open final - the more experienced 25-year-old will secure the No. "I think I would have beaten 99 percent of the girls with the tennis I was playing today, so it was just unlucky that it was Simona today", Pliskova said.

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  • Rafael Nadal breezes into French Open final eight
Rafael Nadal breezes into French Open final eight

Nadal will next face No. 20 seed and fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta , who beat fifth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-4, 8-6 in the fourth round after 4 hours, 17 minutes. Rafael Nadal of Spain in action against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain during their men's singles 4th round match during the French Open ten...

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  • CT 2017: In-form England face Pakistan pace test in semis
CT 2017: In-form England face Pakistan pace test in semis

Their opposite number Bairstow - brought in to open for the first time in worldwide cricket in place of the out-of-form Jason Roy - had responded with a battling 43, but on a used pitch that precluded fluent strokeplay as the ball swung too, England could never get a foothold and folded tamely in their attempt to set a defendable total.

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  • England suffer friendly defeat by 10-man France
England suffer friendly defeat by 10-man France

Djibril Sidibe racked up an nearly similar close-range objective on 43 mins, and Kane added his second from the place (48) as Raphael Varane saw red for a last-man foul on Dele Alli . "We will have to look back and see why". Southgate also changed formation, returning to a back three. The hosts should have been level shortly afterwards, t...

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  • Champions Trophy: England vs Pakistan
Champions Trophy: England vs Pakistan

Asked whether it would have an impact on this semi-final, Morgan said: "I think the impact of that series was 4-1". President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, and Director General ISPR have congratulated the Pakistani team over its splendid victory against England .

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