• Celebrities at the 2017 NBA Finals
Celebrities at the 2017 NBA Finals

Conventional wisdom entering the series was that having LeBron would be enough to steal one or two games for the Cavaliers . Kevin Durant hit a game-high 33 points, while Stephen Curry recorded his first play-off triple-double, with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.

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  • New Zealand keen to carry on Australia form into England clash
New Zealand keen to carry on Australia form into England clash

But this time around, following two years of impressive progress in one-day cricket and a fine victory over Bangladesh in the tournament opener, Morgan believes England can stand up to New Zealand . But, asked if their lack of time at the crease could undermine them against England , Australia captain Smith said: "I'm sure they will be ok...

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  • Detroit Lions left tackle Taylor Decker out after shoulder surgery
Detroit Lions left tackle Taylor Decker out after shoulder surgery

The 16th overall pick in the 2016 National Football League draft, Decker is coming off a strong rookie season in which he successfully replaced Riley Reiff and was strong in pass protection. With no prognosis, it's impossible to know how this will impact the Lions' 2017 season, but it seems Decker will unavailable for June minicamp, and possibly ...

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  • Champions Trophy: Rain denies Australia victory over Bangladesh
Champions Trophy: Rain denies Australia victory over Bangladesh

With the match declared as "no result", both the sides settled for one point each. Australia will have to beat England to stay in contention for a plac in the knockouts. In reply, New Zealand were pushed on the back foot by James Anderson's three-wicket haul, while Tim Bresnan and Ravi Bopara took a two-for each. The Black Caps lost their...

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  • Wenger: Mbappe deserves the 'red carpet'
Wenger: Mbappe deserves the 'red carpet'

When asked where he thinks Mbappe will end up, Wenger said: "Somewhere where he is sure to play". 'That is why I think Deschamps made that statement. "You have Neymar (for the Ballon d'Or) in there certainly, maybe Griezmann can come in, you have Mbappe". 'You have the generation now between 24 [years old] and 28 who should come in next.

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  • Unbeaten Warriors living up to 'Superteam' label
Unbeaten Warriors living up to 'Superteam' label

Sunday night's Game 2 of the NBA Finals marked an emotional return to the bench for Warriors head coach Steve Kerr . Additionally, LeBron James made a point to stop by the Warriors sideline and wish Kerr well. "We play that same game in Cleveland there's no way we win". "For us, just see the weak side action and be able to make the pass...

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  • Rafael Nadal hits out at umpire Carlos Ramos over slow play claim
Rafael Nadal hits out at umpire Carlos Ramos over slow play claim

The Austrian sixth seed swept aside Horacio Zeballos 6-1 6-3 6-1 to book a last-eight clash with Novak Djokovic . They were still playing their fourth-round match when Nadal finished his in less than 2 hours. A year ago, a left wrist injury forced him to pull out of Paris prior to this third round match . No French woman has won the title...

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  • Cavaliers remain winless in NBA Finals games coached by Mike Brown
Cavaliers remain winless in NBA Finals games coached by Mike Brown

Of course, it's not like they've never blown a two-game lead in the Finals before, so it's still too early to crown them as the best playoff team ever. Golden State won a league-best 67 games this season. Thompson countered that the Warriors are so focused on him that it's opening things up for Kevin Love .

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  • Nadal moves into French Open quarters in ominous style
Nadal moves into French Open quarters in ominous style

Wozniacki, who made her only other quarter-final appearance at Roland Garros in 2010, will next meet Latvian teenager Jelena Ostapenko, a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 victor over 2010 finalist Samantha Stosur . Muguruza, who was seeded No. 4 in Paris , beat Serena Williams in the French Open final past year. However, all top-four seeds in No. 1 Andy Mu...

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  • Cleveland stars need help from others
Cleveland stars need help from others

Through the first two games of the NBA Finals, the one consistent theme that has already emerged in the series is that Kevin Durant makes an already ridiculous Golden State Warriors team quite literally invincible. "He's a big piece of our success and they know that, so they have neutralized that in the first two games". We know this is f...

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  • Stephen Curry might have double-dribbled when he beat LeBron James
Stephen Curry might have double-dribbled when he beat LeBron James

Game 2 was the first game since Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said the Warriors were the greatest team he's ever seen and Golden State lived up to Lue's praise. Coming to a tough environment, we knew it was going to be tough, but they won the first two games. "But we're plain and simple going to have to play better".

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  • Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka march on at French Open
Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka march on at French Open

Murray knew the key was consistency - he would sacrifice some pawns on the way to checkmate. "He is in form at the right moment and he is playing better and better every round". Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic reached her first French Open quarterfinal by coming back to edge 97th-ranked Veronica Cepede Royg of Paraguay 2-6, ...

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  • Nadal races into 11th French Open quarter-final
Nadal races into 11th French Open quarter-final

The experienced 27-year-old Japanese, in his 100th Tour-level clay-court match , recovered his composure in time though, taking more risks and playing the angles to stretch Chung. She broke down in tears during her post-match speech to the crowd, which regaled her with chants of her nickname, "Kiki!" Mladenovic often played to the fans, waving h...

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  • European kings Real Madrid make history again
European kings Real Madrid make history again

His response to the challenge was emphatic and no-one can question Ronaldo is the equal of Messi after he drew level with the Barcelona striker on four Champions League winners' medals - three with Madrid and the first with United. I'm very happy - an fantastic season, we've won trophies. The reasons for such financial reward largely come down ...

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  • LeBron James has a monster game in losing effort
LeBron James has a monster game in losing effort

Two games into the NBA Finals, the biggest names on the marquee are living up to the billing, though Warriors superstar Kevin Durant is making an impressive case for being equal to, and maybe above, Cavaliers superstar LeBron James .

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  • Labour leader urges Conservative PM to resign over police cuts
Labour leader urges Conservative PM to resign over police cuts

Speaking just three days before the general election , the Labour leader said he backed similar calls by "very responsible" people who are "very worried" about Ms May's record. She said, "I believe it is right that the United Kingdom is engaged in taking on and defeating groups like IS and their like around the world". Host Piers Morgan blas...

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  • Predators Officials: Don't Throw Catfish on the Ice
Predators Officials: Don't Throw Catfish on the Ice

But he really showed off his Predators pride when he flashed the back of his guitar that had been painted the team's colors of gold, navy blue and white, displaying the words "Go Preds". One power play goal and it's 2-0. He's got great defensive awareness. He's a good faceoff guy. - Pre Game concert on Broadway featuring Rodney Atkins and Ki...

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  • Australia chasing 183 victory target for win vs Australia
Australia chasing 183 victory target for win vs Australia

Then, England were hammered with a scarcely believable 37.4 overs to spare. In reply, New Zealand were pushed on the back foot by James Anderson's three-wicket haul, while Tim Bresnan and Ravi Bopara took a two-for each. Morgan confirmed the Middlesex seamer was an automatic choice when England needed a squad replacement for Woakes. However, ...

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  • Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to take 2-0 lead
Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to take 2-0 lead

It keeps with the tradition of cheesy team slogans, meant to convey the importance of the group above all else. Instead, the Finals is in danger of becoming a competitive dud. Durant: You waiting on him to go over the line. "We're different", Warriors guard Shaun Livingston said. "There is no comparison even though we're down 0-2 going back ...

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  • Murray ousts del Potro and his 'very manly grunt' at French
Murray ousts del Potro and his 'very manly grunt' at French

Rain reportedly forced five third-round singles matches set for Saturday to be delayed, which means the fourth-round roster is not yet set. Svitolina, who needed treatment on her back at the start of the third set, won on her second match point when Martic hit a backhand into the net.

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