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Cavs avoid sweep in game 5 of National Basketball Association finals
- June 11, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers will be battling to become the first team in National Basketball Association history to win the Finals after being 3-0 down. The loss ensured the Warriors will not become the first team in National Basketball Association history to sweep the postseason. (more...)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'I can play for two more years' Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'I can play for two more years'
- June 11, 2017

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has chosen to join LA Galaxy and could sign a contract with the MLS club this month after being released by Manchester United . However, there is no rule which restricts a club from approaching a player not in the retained list at a later point relating to a new deal, the same list would include information of any offers already made. (more...)
Marlins star Stanton leaves with bruised wrist, hit by pitch Marlins star Stanton leaves with bruised wrist, hit by pitch
- June 11, 2017

Stanton , who was 2-for-4 with three RBIs in a 12-7 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday, has hit.288 with 16 home runs and 42 RBIs this season. Jordy Mercer hit a tying two-run triple in the eighth and John Jaso followed with a go-ahead double, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Miami Marlins 7-6 on Saturday. (more...)
Why LA Is Rooting For Unlikely LeBron James Comeback
- June 11, 2017

LeBron immediately shook his head and offered a simple, "No". They were down, 2-0, last June - but this Warriors squad is a different animal than the one they faced then. Draymond Green only shot 3-for-12 (25%) for 9 points, while Klay Thompson shot 3-for-16 (18.8%) for 6 points. An offensive rebound and subsequent layup with seven minutes left. (more...)
Epicharis fails veterinary exam, scratched from Belmont Stakes Epicharis fails veterinary exam, scratched from Belmont Stakes
- June 11, 2017

Ridden by Jose Ortiz, Tapwrit entered the long home straight in second place and gradually drew level with the favored Irish War Cry before pulling away to win in an unofficial time of two minutes, 30.02 seconds for the 1.5-mile distance. (more...)
Japanese horse Epicharis scratched from Belmont Stakes Japanese horse Epicharis scratched from Belmont Stakes
- June 11, 2017

The Belmont was already without the Kentucky Derby (Always Dreaming) and Preakness (Cloud Computing) winners. Irish War Cry returned $4.70 and $3.90, while Patch , the one-eyed horse trained by Pletcher, paid $6.50 to show. So, that leaves Irish War Cry as the favorite for the Belmont Stakes . Motion is hoping Irish War Cry will bounce back the way he did from a similarly puzzling seventh-place result in the Fountain of Youth to win the Wood Memorial in April. (more...)
Golden State one win from title
- June 11, 2017

And it didn't matter. But it's the 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 five on Monday night (Tuesday AEST). That's mostly because of Durant, the former NBA MVP who signed with the Warriors in July. They've withstood every one of Cleveland's runs, and responded with their own. (more...)
Brazil, Argentina finalise preparations at the MCG [GALLERY]
- June 11, 2017

Argentina started sharply, with a slick move involving Paulo Dybala and Angel Di Maria resulting in the Paris Saint-Germain star hitting the post in the sixth minute. Brazil take on Australia on 13 June in another friendly, while Argentina meet Singapore before they attempt to revive their stuttering World Cup qualifying campaign against Uruguay in August. (more...)
Scooter turns slugger, ties MLB record with 4 homers
- June 11, 2017

The Cincinnati native went 5-for-5 with four homers - he's only the 17th player in big-league history to go deep four times in a game - and 10 RBIs in a 13-1 win. I said, 'You're unreal.' ... He was claimed off waivers for the Brewers prior to the start of the season and given Brandon Phillips' No. 4 (Phillips remarked recently that he was insulted the Reds gave the number away). (more...)
Future bright or false dawn? Captain de Villiers facing Groundhog day
- June 11, 2017

You want to be a part of those matches that are as important as this one and then if you perform in that and your team gets across the line, it's a different feeling. Perera had to retire hurt during Sri Lanka's inspired 7 wicket victory over India on Thursday. South Africa too started their Champions Trophy 2017 campaign with a win against Sri Lanka but they lost against Pakistan. (more...)
Hung parliament confirmed in United Kingdom election
- June 11, 2017

Former first minister Alex Salmond - who led the unsuccessful independence campaign in 2014 - was one of two high-profile SNP members to lose their seat. "The Prime Minister was the leader that made sure that we came out with the largest number of votes and seats, she has my full support as she makes sure that we move forward with a strong government ", she said. (more...)
Hamilton equals hero Senna with pole in Canada
- June 11, 2017

Canadian Christine Archibald, who hailed from British Colombia, was the first victim to be named after the attack and the promoters of this weekend's Montreal race have called on Formula One to hold the tribute in her honour. Wehrlein brought an early end to the session, as he lost control in Turns 1 and 2 in the final minutes. The top three positions in qualifying replicates the race-day podium from 2016 and Bottas is hoping that he can climb at least a step higher come tomorrow ... (more...)
The Road to Larry O' Episode 9: Warriors Crumble in Game 4
- June 11, 2017

But last year is last year. 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. For one night, at least, they reminded us they were the defending National Basketball Association champions and threw a shiver of doubt into the supposedly unbeatable Warriors. (more...)
Cornet, Garcia advance in boost for home fans at French Open Cornet, Garcia advance in boost for home fans at French Open
- June 11, 2017

Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro embrace after the men's singles third round match during day seven of the French Open . World number one Novak Djokovic has never triumphed in Paris. "Too much frustration", he said of his reaction. "He is one of the smartest guys on the circuit". Xu and Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski, the No. 9 seeds, only needed 55 minutes to win 6-1, 6-2 against Madison Brengle and Anna Smith. (more...)
NBA Finals Predictions: Will the Warriors sweep the Cavs? 6/9/17
- June 11, 2017

Green and the officials may have been the only men during a 137-116 Cleveland win at Quicken Loans Arena to be fully aware of that. After a high-scoring first half from both teams, Game 4 has gotten heated in a hurry. Love, James, Irving combined for only one less point in the first half than the entire Warriors squad. They've won 15 straight playoff games, and can become the first team in National Basketball Association history to navigate the playoffs without a loss. (more...)
Ashwin may be fielded against Proteas, hints Kohli
- June 11, 2017

Some will say Wayne Parnell didn't cover himself in glory against Pakistan . Though the weather is unlikely to hamper the tie, in case of a washed-out fixture India will go through as the second-best side from Group B and will play their semifinal in Cardiff, provided the Sri-Lanka-Pakistan fixture has a victor. (more...)
F1: Lewis Hamilton matches Ayrton Senna with blistering Canada p
- June 11, 2017

Hamilton, a five times victor at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve , was third quickest in 1:12.926 but the Briton could not match the Ferrari drivers, who have led final practice in five of the last six race weekends. That was two-tenths of a second faster than Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes , which had been fastest in the morning session. "I'm shaking. I'm speechless", said Hamilton. (more...)
Maria Sharapova announces she will miss Wimbledon qualifying due to injury Maria Sharapova announces she will miss Wimbledon qualifying due to injury
- June 11, 2017

She reached the semis in her first tournament at Stuttgart but won only a single match in Madrid and Rome, where she withdrew in the third set against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni because of the thigh injury. The Russian's low ranking meant she was only guaranteed a place in the Wimbledon qualifying event if she wanted to secure a place in the July 3-16 grasscourt major. (more...)
Kane to captain England against Scotland Kane to captain England against Scotland
- June 11, 2017

Asked how Kane had reacted to the news, Southgate replied: "He was pretty chuffed (pleased)". The significance wasn't lost on him. One of Gordon Strachan's strongest cards was the abundance of Celtic players, men who had not experienced defeat in any domestic match during a season that saw them scoop a clean sweep of the Scottish honours. (more...)
Cavaliers set NBA Finals record for most points in a half
- June 11, 2017

It seems the team that trails, 3-0, puts up a valiant fight but runs out of steam in the end. They moved to the brink of that with a 118-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday in Game 3 of the NBA Finals . One reason for the Warriors' dominant playoff run was the acquisition of Durant in the offseason. "I played against some great teams, but I don't think no team has had this type of firepower". (more...)