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Sports Basketball: Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland to sweep NBA Finals
Author: 0 Basketball: Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland to sweep NBA Finals

Curry said after the win that the team used its experience in Game 4 against the Cavaliers a year ago - also down 3-0 to the Warriors , they won by 19 to force one more game - to prepare, knowing they'd face a focused opponent. Head to head, the under is 10-3 in the last 13 games overall and the Warriors are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings. Durant's defense took a major step up in Games 2 and 3, which also showed in his offense, getting easier opportunities at the rim due to the ...

Sports Worldwide friendly match report England v Costa Rica 07 June 2018
Author: 0 Worldwide friendly match report England v Costa Rica 07 June 2018

Dele Alli didn't quite match his stellar Spurs form from 2016/17, scoring nine Premier League goals compared to 18 a season earlier, so talk has turned to Lingard displacing his Premier League rival in England's XI. A short pass from Ruben Loftus-Cheek set up Marcus Rashford , whose cracking effort from distance stormed past Navas and into the back of the net for the opening strike on 13 minutes.

Sports Sensational Stephens sets up Halep final
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The world No. 1 triumphed over the US Open champion, battling back from a set and a break down to win 3-6 6-4 6-1 in a breathless final. She had played two finals in Paris before, losing to Russian Maria Sharapova in 2014 and then to Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in heartbreaking fashion a year ago.

Sports Manuel Lanzini out of World Cup for Argentina
Author: 0 Manuel Lanzini out of World Cup for Argentina

Lanzini made 29 appearances for West Ham last season, scoring five goals and creating nine assists. Lanzini will be in recovery for several months and is a serious doubt for the start of West Ham's 2018/19 campaign in the Premier League .

Sports LeBron James on His Future: 'I Have No Idea at This Point'
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It's the second Finals sweep of James' career, the first coming with the Cavaliers in 2007 against the San Antonio Spurs (also the most recent year any team was swept in the Finals). Assuming Kevin Durant re-signs and the rest of the All-Star core - Stephen Curry , Draymond Green and Thompson - remain healthy, the Warriors will enter the 2018-19 season as the favorite to three-peat.

Sports Stephens looking forward to juicy semi with friend Keys
Author: 0 Stephens looking forward to juicy semi with friend Keys

She's also just one percentage point behind Serena Williams in the tournament for highest percentage of first-serve points won (78-77 percent), and her winners to unforced errors differential of plus-3 is best among the semifinalists. Topping the unseeded Yulia Putintseva with a 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 straight-sets decision on Tuesday, the 23-year-old American has ensured she's on the best French Open journey of her career by coming from behind and taking US representation to the semis.

Sports 'God of Cricket' Sachin Tendulkar trolled for alleged nepotism
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He is also primarily a lower-middle-order batsman, but is working hard on what his coaches believe is his "secondary skillset" now. Arjun's inclusion was hailed by Sachin Tendulkar fans, but there were many who attributed his selection for India Under-19 to nepotism.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal admits to nerves after Diego Schwartzman scare

Now comes what del Potro called "the challenge that every player wants to have" - taking on Nadal at Roland Garros . "I was close to (quitting)". "But then I, for one reason, I never give up". That said, Thiem has already been at a high level for a long time and he'll be used to this situation. Both Nadal and Del Potro will be short on rest, so nobody has the advantage there.

Sports Washington Capitals win first ever Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Washington Capitals win first ever Stanley Cup

Forty-four years and 3,701 games worth of heartbreak crumpled under the weight of 34.5 pounds of silver as Ovechkin lifted Lord Stanley's chalice. "And we finally did it". However the Capitals have three spots free on their engraving list to dish out as they see fit, and the historical significance of Walker being a member of the team puts him in good stead for consideration.

Sports Cavaliers let chances slip away _ again _ in NBA Finals
Author: 0 Cavaliers let chances slip away _ again _ in NBA Finals

Durant's jumper with 49 seconds remaining sealed a 110-102 victory for the defending champion Warriors, who now lead the best-of-seven series 3-0 and can sweep the Cavaliers for their third crown in four seasons by winning game four Sunday in Cleveland.

Sports Rashford stars as England beat Costa Rica in warm-up
Author: 0 Rashford stars as England beat Costa Rica in warm-up

Costa Rica will look to turn their fortunes around after winning just two of their last eight matches, but took a step in the right direction with a 3-0 thumping of Northern Ireland in a friendly match of their own on Sunday. Following a hard season for several of the county's leading sides - with only Huddersfield Town flying the White Rose flag in the Premier League - the game will be a weclome fillip for the wider area, according to England manager Southgate.

Sports Liverpool set to seal move for Nabil Fekir 'on Friday'
Author: 0 Liverpool set to seal move for Nabil Fekir 'on Friday'

Fekir is a prime target of Liverpool's this summer and the club are willing to offer Lyon €55 million plus up to another €5m in add-ons as they look to strengthen their options in the final third of the pitch. "The deal will certainly not be closed during the World Cup and I don't think there will be any change before the World Cup". 'We haven't set a starting price because we haven't discussed that yet'.

Sports LeBron James: Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers wouldn't accept White House invite
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Typical of him". "I mean, I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway". "A championsahip is way bigger than getting invited to the White House, especially with him in there". "The way we handled things previous year. we'll stay consistent with that". James and Curry spoke to the media ahead of Wednesday's Game 3 in Cleveland, when the Cavs will try to claw back from a 2-0 deficit in the seven-game series.

Sports Eagles planned WH visit; decisions individual
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Curry said Tuesday that he spoke with a current Eagles player about the team's decision-making process and how it went deeper than disagreeing with Trump policies and the ongoing issue of some National Football League players choosing not to stand for the pregame playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Sports Warriors take stranglehold on Finals
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James went to the line with 4 minutes, 24 seconds to play and sank both shots, yet the lead was short-lived as Durant made another shot on the other end. Curry, who was fantastic in Games 1 and 2 of the series, missed his first nine three-point attempts in Game 3 as the Cavaliers clamped down on defense.

Sports Beaten Djokovic says may skip Wimbledon
Author: 0 Beaten Djokovic says may skip Wimbledon

Alexander Zverev jokes that it took him five sets to beat Karen Khachanov because he 'might as well stay longer for practice!' But the German player also showed, once again, that he knows how to dig deep when it matters. Marco Cecchinato beat former champion and 12-time major victor Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6 to become the first Italian man to reach a Grand Slam semi-final in 40 years.

Sports Golden Knights must play better for Fleury
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The Vegas goaltender let it leak through his pads, and Eller was waiting behind him to score on the wide-open net. Following a scoreless opening 20 minutes, the Capitals got on the board 6:24 into the what would become a frantic second when Vrana moved in alone on Fleury and fired his third of playoffs.

Sports Ovechkin and Capitals overcome final hurdle to win Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Ovechkin and Capitals overcome final hurdle to win Stanley Cup

The Vegas goaltender let it leak through his pads, and Eller was waiting behind him to score on the wide-open net. After so many years of postseason flops and crushing disappointment, these Capitals won their fourth consecutive closeout game with a tenacious third-period comeback.

Sports High-flying Kuznetsov has Caps one win away from first Stanley Cup
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Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz watches from behind the bench during the third period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights , Monday, June 4, 2018 , in Washington. "We're in a good position now but I think tonight we're going to really look at this because there are some areas where we got a little lucky at times, especially at the start", said Holtby, who made 28 saves.

Sports Ronaldo joins Portugal camp ahead of World Cup
Author: 0 Ronaldo joins Portugal camp ahead of World Cup

The only way Bale could still leave Real Madrid is if they manage to sign Neymar in the next few months. Portuguese newspaper A Bola had reported that the forward wanted to leave the club as he was not happy with how he had been treated by Real.

Sports Lionel Messi urges Antoine Griezmann to join Barcelona
Author: 0 Lionel Messi urges Antoine Griezmann to join Barcelona

The Frenchman finished the campaign with 29 goals and 15 assists in 49 appearances across all competitions, which is why it's not surprising that he remains a highly sought-after figure in the transfer market. United boss Jose Mourinho has stressed for much of the last year that he is keen to keep Fellaini at the club - but he started just two league games since the turn of the year.

Sports Maria Sharapova hits back at Serena Williams in book row
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Half an hour later 1-0 had become 6-1 and the challenge of Muguruza , who would have taken over at the top of the rankings with a victory, appeared to be fading fast. Simona Halep , Garbine Muguruza , Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys . Her 6-1, 6-4 victory was one-way traffic at the start as she jumped to a 5-0 lead, but Muguruza, the 2016 French Open champion who had been playing ferocious and focused tennis in Paris this year, soon raised her level.

Sports Durant's 43 pushes Cleveland to brink of elimination
Author: 0 Durant's 43 pushes Cleveland to brink of elimination

The mystery is gone, and Golden State - which hasn't lost four consecutive games in the same season since 2013, back when Mark Jackson was coaching the Warriors instead of calling their games on ABC and ESPN - needs only to avoid an apocalyptic collapse to win their third title in four years.