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Sports Kevin Durant with 24-point, 8-rebound first half
Author: 0 Kevin Durant with 24-point, 8-rebound first half

LeBron James led the team with 29 points , nine rebounds and 13 assists , Kevin Love added 22 points with 10 rebounds while George Hill chipped in with 15 points . Injuries, officiating and, as seen in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, a series of fortuitous mental miscues no one could have counted on. "At the end of the day, if you want to compete for a championship or win a championship, you've got to go through the champion, and they're the champion", James said.

Sports Stephen Curry sets new record as Golden State beat Cleveland
Author: 0 Stephen Curry sets new record as Golden State beat Cleveland

Heading into Game 3 in Cleveland, neither Danny nor Raja think that the Cavaliers have much of a chance. Indeed, you would be mistaken if you think the finals are over just because of JR Smith's blunder in Game 1 or because a blizzard of Stephen Curry three-pointers buried the Cavaliers in Game 2 .

Sports Triple Crown Attempt A Big Win For NYRA
Author: 0 Triple Crown Attempt A Big Win For NYRA

Justify, trying to win the Triple Crown , drew the No. 1 post position Tuesday in the 10-horse field for Saturday's Belmont Stakes . Eastern after a flight from Kentucky, where he had been based since his victory in the Preakness Stakes .

Sports Muguruza thrashes Sharapova to reach semi-finals
Author: 0 Muguruza thrashes Sharapova to reach semi-finals

Simona Halep insists she feels "no pressure, no expectation" as she looks to reach a fourth Grand Slam final at the French Open on Thursday. Maria Sharapova's first French Open in three years came to a muted conclusion Wednesday. Two past U.S. Open champions meet in the other men's quarterfinal: No. 3 Marin Cilic against No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro. Nadal lost the opener 6-4 against 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman but began to play better after a rain delay of just under an hour.

Sports Russia 1-1 Turkey
Author: 0 Russia 1-1 Turkey

That's what allows it to bring the 12 official Russian stadiums to the game, as well as the players representing their countries, including Lionel Messi for Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo for Portugal . England's defeat to Uruguay was one of a pair of televised quarter-finals, though with first halves deemed unimportant only the second 45 was shown and viewers missed the first three goals.

Sports Nadal has Schwartzman battle on his hands
Author: 0 Nadal has Schwartzman battle on his hands

Nadal raised minor concerns when he had both wrists wrapped between sets, although Alex Corretja, once Andy Murray's coach, reckoned they were to soak up sweat rather than wrap an injury. Nadal came into the match undefeated against the diminutive Argentine from their five previous meetings and was yet to lose a set en route to the last eight stage, while Schwartzman recorded a comeback five-set victory against Kevin Anderson in the fourth round.

Sports LeBron expects teammates to step up in Cleveland
Author: 0 LeBron expects teammates to step up in Cleveland

National Basketball Association 2K15 featured Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder as the cover star, but he went on to join the Warriors the next year. James defended Curry after Trump blamed him last Septembr for the disinvitation, tweeting: "U bum". "It's good that guys are sticking to what they believe in and what they want to do", he added.

Sports Fred agrees Manchester United switch
Author: 0 Fred agrees Manchester United switch

Manchester United have made their first signing of the summer as the club confirmed that Brazil global Fed has agreed to join them from Shakhtar Donetsk . Fred in the colours of his current club Shakhtar Donetsk. "You can go back to Steve Coppell, through to Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and plenty more and they all played football with a bit of daring in them", begins Ince.

Sports Jutanugarn wins U.S. Women's Open in playoff
Author: 0 Jutanugarn wins U.S. Women's Open in playoff

Ariya has eight LPGA victories in the past two years, including a major at the 2016 Women's British Open. This wild day was a flawless microcosm of Ariya's roller-coaster career. So does their mother, Apple. "When she can tie everything up", Moriya said, noting Ariya's power advantage. Kim birdied the 14th to take the upper hand, while Jutanugarn made par.

Sports Arsenal and Chelsea make approaches to sign FC Barcelona star
Author: 0 Arsenal and Chelsea make approaches to sign FC Barcelona star

However, Liverpool are also reportedly after Cillessen as Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet have struggled to make the grade for Jurgen Klopp's side. The report says that FC Barcelona are not prepared to negotiate over the goalkeeper's price tag, and they do not want to sell him for anything less than his €60m (£52m) release clause.

Author: 0 No female athletes among highest 100 earners on Forbes list in 2018

Kohli is not just cricket-crazy India's biggest name but is also one of the most popular athletes in the world, "boasting more Twitter followers (25 million-plus) than all but three active sports stars". This year 40 National Basketball Association players made the cut in Forbes' annual look at the world's 100 highest-paid athletes, breaking the record of 32 set last year by hoopsters.

Sports XFL names Oliver Luck as commissioner and CEO
Author: 0 XFL names Oliver Luck as commissioner and CEO

The XFL's original announcement of plans to return in 2020 was met with skepticism for a variety of reasons, but news Tuesday made it clear that this plan is very real. Luck will leave his leadership role at the NCAA, where he oversaw the organization's regulatory functions, including eligibility requirements and academic affairs, and the eligibility center.

Sports LeBron: 'How much more' can I pick up my team?'
Author: 0 LeBron: 'How much more' can I pick up my team?'

And while beating the Warriors in seven games may be too much against a team loaded with some of the best players in the league, Cleveland are capable of winning the next two and making this a great finals series; probably the last between these two teams.

Sports Katie Taylor's Father, Two Others Shot at Boxing Gym in Ireland
Author: 0 Katie Taylor's Father, Two Others Shot at Boxing Gym in Ireland

The father of Ireland's Olympic boxing gold medallist Katie Taylor has sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries in a shooting near Dublin, police said. Gardai in Bray are appealing to the public for information about a silver coloured Volkswagon Caddy with Northern Irish reg plates that is believed to have been used by the shooter.

Sports Harry Kane weighs in on England fitness concerns after Federation Internationale de Football Association gaffe
Author: 0 Harry Kane weighs in on England fitness concerns after Federation Internationale de Football Association gaffe

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill celebrated his return to England's squad and stepped up his claims for a starting place against Tunisia in Volgograd on 18 June by opening the scoring with a powerful header after only seven minutes. Leeds stand to earn a six-figure fee for hosting the clash with Costa Rica tomorrow. "We've got to stay focused on ourselves and not worry about the teams in the past".

Author: 0 Man Utd Officially Sign Fred For £52 Million

Fred will hope to make the same impact on the Premier League as Brazilian worldwide team-mates Willian and Fernandinho, who also arrived in England via spells with Shakhtar. Today, Man Utd have agreed a deal to sign Fred .... He has been capped eight times by Brazil after making his global debut in 2014 and is part of the squad for this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.

Sports Yaya Toure claims Pep Guardiola
Author: 0 Yaya Toure claims Pep Guardiola "often has problems with Africans"

He played just 17 times in the 2017/18 English Premier League season and admits he wondered if it was due to his "colour". "So, I don't know what Yaya said or if it's wrongly written or exaggerated". Yaya is a victor and never before has a top footballer with leadership qualities rejected any club, especially when they don't have to pay for it". The Ivorian struggled for regular starts under the Spaniard over the last two years and has now been released by the club.

Sports Serena Williams withdraws from French Open due to injury
Author: 0 Serena Williams withdraws from French Open due to injury

The fact that I physically can not serve at all is a good indication that maybe I should go back to the drawing board and stay positive. "I gave up so much time with my daughter and time with my family all for this moment. -When you buy Tennis Channel Plus, your 12-month subscription gets you access to every ATP Masters 1000 tournament played outside the US, and every round through the finals of WTA Indian Wells, Miami and Cincinnati.

Sports Nadal fulfils ballboy's dream with Roland Garros rally
Author: 0 Nadal fulfils ballboy's dream with Roland Garros rally

Nadal, whose birthday is on Sunday, is to play his 40th career round-of-16 match at a major against Germany's Maximilian Marterer , who defeated Estonia's Jurgen Zopp 6-2, 6-1, 6-4. Next up for Williams as she competes in a major tournament for the first time in 16 months - and since giving birth in September - will be a familiar foe: Maria Sharapova.

Sports Djokovic takes swipe at French Open decision-makers
Author: 0 Djokovic takes swipe at French Open decision-makers

Djokovic's route deeper in the tournament may have been made a little easier, too, after fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov bowed out. The 31-year-old, victor of the tournament on the iconic red clay in the French capital in 2016, booked his place in the last 16 with a 6-4, 6-7, 7-6, 6-2 win in a match which lasted 12 minutes shy of four hours.

Sports Dimitrov dumped out of French Open by Verdasco
Author: 0 Dimitrov dumped out of French Open by Verdasco

Zverev produced some stunning tennis in the closing stages of a dramatic fourth-round victory and will next face Dominic Thiem who reached a third successive quarter-final in Paris by seeing off Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-2, 6-0, 5-7, 6-4.

Sports The Super Eagles Home Shirt Sold Out In London At N31,000 Each
Author: 0 The Super Eagles Home Shirt Sold Out In London At N31,000 Each

Many Nike outlets, home and overseas were visited by millions of Nigerians who wanted some of the newly-designed Super Eagles Jersey kit upon its release on June 1. The kit was to be available on May 29 but Nike pushed the date back to June 1 to accommodate the demand. " Nike have to look at themselves really, London is filled with a lot of Nigerians and a lot of us will be attending the game, so we want to have the jersey".

Sports John Beilein Interviews For Detroit Pistons Job
Author: 0 John Beilein Interviews For Detroit Pistons Job

Former Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey also met with Pistons officials on Thursday and Detroit is planning to meet with Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard this weekend. Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks reach an agreement to bring in ex-Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer as their next head coach. The team reached the postseason during his second year, but got swept in the first round and hasn't returned to the playoffs.