• Kevin Durant Believes LeBron James 'Paved Way' For His Move To Warriors
Kevin Durant Believes LeBron James 'Paved Way' For His Move To Warriors

The Finals shift to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4 on Wednesday and Friday. When the Warriors added Durant, JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia and David West to a roster that blew a 3-1 Finals lead to James and fell short of a repeat previous year, many wondered if they would have enough in the middle to defend the rim.

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  • BASKETBALL >Warriors eye perfect title run to NBA title
BASKETBALL >Warriors eye perfect title run to NBA title

And as a student of the game, he seems to know when he is facing checkmate. And that popularity will only increase if Golden State , who lead the reigning champion Cleveland Cavaliers 2-0 in the NBA Finals , close out the best-of-seven series in the coming days.

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  • Magic Johnson: Showtime Lakers would sweep 2017 Warriors
Magic Johnson: Showtime Lakers would sweep 2017 Warriors

After having a few of the most successful and jaw-dropping seasons in league history, it's a question worth asking about the Warriors. "If I called him first, then he ain't gonna say anything". "I sound stupid, right?" "I have to roll with my squad though because I think we'd expose No. 43 on the Lakers". "Let's do this, forget about the cap ramifi...

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  • Ducks' Ritchie gets game misconduct vs. Preds
Ducks' Ritchie gets game misconduct vs. Preds

The Predators then followed up by bumping out St. Louis and now Anaheim , matching the previous 19 years in just one postseason. The three playoff series wins equaled the number of playoff series wins they had from 1998-2016. Specifically, these playoffs and the other night when we won the Western Conference title, we saw that. They've earne...

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  • Juan Martin del Potro consoles ailing opponent Nicolas Almagro
Juan Martin del Potro consoles ailing opponent Nicolas Almagro

Former US Open champion Del Potro, who is now ranked 30th in the world, took the first set 6-3 only for Almagro to level with the same score. Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova is into the third round of the women's singles for the first time after a 6-2 4-6 6-3 win over Ekaterina Alexandrova.

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  • NBA Finals tickets have held steady despite possibility of Warriors sweep
NBA Finals tickets have held steady despite possibility of Warriors sweep

Troubled by 36 percent shooting in the post-season and coming off a 3-for-16 effort in Game 1 , Thompson scored 22 points and finally looked efficient doing so, making eight of 12. That much is clear. James is averaging 28.5 points, 13.0 rebounds and 11.0 assists in the series - the man he's been guarding, most often Durant, has gone 17-for-27 f...

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  • Griezmann to stay at Atletico Madrid after transfer ban upheld
Griezmann to stay at Atletico Madrid after transfer ban upheld

Yet United officials were fully aware that Griezmann would not make a move this summer if Atletico were unsuccessful in their bid to lift the transfer embargo imposed on them by Federation Internationale de Football Association after they broke rules over signing of junior players.

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  • Sources indicate Segura close to multi-year extension with the Mariners
Sources indicate Segura close to multi-year extension with the Mariners

The Mariners gave up a talented, young pitcher - Taijuan Walker - for Segura, but in exchange, they got a leadoff hitter at a position of long need. "I'm optimistic. I don't think he's going be out as long as was initially said", Servais said. "The last couple days I've been feeling much better".

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  • Champions Trophy 2017: Chris Woakes Ruled Out of the Tournament
Champions Trophy 2017: Chris Woakes Ruled Out of the Tournament

England skipper Eoin Morgan said in the post match press conference that the team management is concerned about Woakes' availability for the remainder of the tournament but now will have to deal with his absence. McDermott, who played 71 tests for Australia between 1984 and 1996 and was his country's full-time bowling coach from the 2013-14 Ashe...

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  • 'Two' Much For Cavs
'Two' Much For Cavs

Jordan's Bulls defeated Patrick Ewing and Gary Payton, great players, to be sure. Cleveland will put up its best homecourt defense in Game 3 on Wednesday night. I just like who he is as a person, and throughout the course of the playoffs I've checked on him, and we text and talk. "Playing with a lot of energy".

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  • Chilly but no rain for French Open men's quarterfinals
Chilly but no rain for French Open men's quarterfinals

First up on each of the tournament's two main courts on Tuesday's schedule are women's matches: No. 13 Kristina Mladenovic of France against No. Danish 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki knocked off 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the last eight for just the second time .

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  • Djokovic advances into French Open qaurters
Djokovic advances into French Open qaurters

From there he seized the momentum, racing through the second set 6-1 and grabbing a 2-0 lead in the third. But he could not turn the tide and Djokovic moves through to a much-anticipated quarter-final clash with sixth seed Dominic Thiem .

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  • Rain pushes Nadal, Djokovic quarter-finals back to Wednesday
Rain pushes Nadal, Djokovic quarter-finals back to Wednesday

He was still struggling with the effects of an elbow injury that halted his United States hard-court spring causing him to withdraw from his more favoured Miami. Nine-time Roland Garros champion Nadal , who turned 31 on Saturday, equals the mark for last-eight appearances at the tournament held by Roger Federer .

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  • Murray sets up Nishikori clash
Murray sets up Nishikori clash

Martin Klizan, 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3). "It's a big opportunity". Seven of the top eight seeds remain in the men's draw. Although Nishikori cannot remember their NY tussle, he needs no reminding how tough an opponent Murray can be. Then he had reached the final in Madrid and won the title in Rome and, as a result, he got to Paris later t...

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  • LeBron James 'King' of the road needs win at Golden State
LeBron James 'King' of the road needs win at Golden State

OAKLAND, Calif . (AP) - LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are headed home in a familiar spot after the first two games of the NBA Finals . Game 3 is scheduled for 6 p.m. "So we got to be much better too". The Cavaliers defeated the Warriors by playing defense for an entire 24 seconds, as opposed to giving up "loose balls" and "50-50" p...

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  • Predators tie up Penguins
Predators tie up Penguins

They've had the better of the play for the vast majority of the series' first 240 minutes, spread over four games that have ended with them and the Penguins knotted at two. Pittsburgh lost a challenge for goalie interference. Killing a Pens power play that carried over from the opening period (and featuring some last-minute off-the-skates work ...

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  • Cavaliers seek answers as Warriors eye ideal title run
Cavaliers seek answers as Warriors eye ideal title run

One of the NBA's best shooters, Thompson averaged 13.8 points per game while shooting a very pedestrian 36.6 percent from the floor through 13 postseason games - including an unthinkable 33.8 percent from three-point range. It's an unconscious element. "I wouldn't say [I'm] frustrated", James said. "People have been cashing with Golden State al...

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  • Mourinho: Griezmann? Woodward knows who I want
Mourinho: Griezmann? Woodward knows who I want

He knows since March who I want, what I want and how much I want. So now it's for him, for the owners, for the people that work with him and I just wait but I don't care about football now. United was the third English victor in that time, after Liverpool in 2001 and Chelsea in 2013. Romero played the first four games of his first season ...

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  • Djokovic knocked out of French Open in quarter-finals
Djokovic knocked out of French Open in quarter-finals

On a sunny Court Philippe Chatrier, she lobbed Garcia from the back of the court to give herself two match points. In five prior meetings with Djokovic, Thiem managed to win just one of 12 sets the pair played. "Then in the second set, in the beginning, I was down 0-30". The Djokovic-Thiem victor will face Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. Th...

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  • Troubled sleep, then a French Open dream for Bacsinszky
Troubled sleep, then a French Open dream for Bacsinszky

Ostapenko, ranked 47 and looking to reach a first Grand Slam semi-final, recovered to 5-4 with two breaks of her own, the Dane closed out the first set as she broke the Latvian to love in the next game. Bacsinszky will turn 28, while the outrageously talented Ostapenko will turn 20 on a red-letter day for women's tennis. "If I keep it up, I think a...

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