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Author: 0 LeBron's best not good enough in crushing loss to Warriors

And I think when you get guys playing 45, 44 minutes, basically attacking one-on-one the whole game, you hope eventually it's going to take its toll. James and Irving combined to shoot 1-for-10 on contested shots in the fourth after they were 22-for-36 (61.1 percent) on contested shots through the first three quarters.

Author: 0 LeBron James would do 'same exact thing' at end of pivotal loss

Prior to joining the Heat, Miami was a playoff team but not a dominating championship contender. Now, with her son clinging to a 3-0 Finals lead, she can relish in the fact that the move is about to pay off big with a title. Smith. Totally different. Totally different. "I didn't talk to these guys when I made my decision and say we better make it to the Finals and be up in the series around this time, this exact date, or I'm not coming".

Sport Jason Dufner bounces back to win the Memorial
Author: 0 Jason Dufner bounces back to win the Memorial

I know that doesn't sound flashy and great. It was Dufner's fifth career PGA Tour victory and first since last year's Career Builder Challenge. Only Kenny Knox shot a higher third-round score in a non-major and won, carding an 80 in the 1986 Honda Classic.

Sport IOC pushes plan to award 2024, 2028 Olympics to LA, Paris
Author: 0 IOC pushes plan to award 2024, 2028 Olympics to LA, Paris

For this objective the Executive Board called for an Extraordinary Session to take place on 11 and 12 in Lausanne. That should set up a vote on September 13 in Lima, Peru, to confirm the hosting order. Today, Discovery Communications and Eurosport , Home of the Olympic Games in Europe, met with members of the Paris 2024 Olympic Bid Committee in a show of support for an Olympic Games to be held in Europe in 2024.

Author: 0 Wilson could return for Predators in Game 5 of Cup Final

If the Penguins win the Stanley Cup , you can hand him the Conn Smythe Trophy once again. "Then you give up the first goal". Rain kept the crowd outside from reaching the more than 50,000 who turned Saturday night for the first Stanley Cup Final game in Tennessee.

Sport Virender Sehwag sends 'two-line resume' for coach's job
Author: 0 Virender Sehwag sends 'two-line resume' for coach's job

Kumble has chose to send his application so that he can go through the same process as everyone else before turning up for the interview in front of the three-member cricket advisory committee. But I don't think they should apply for a job like that. Opinions have been divided on whether India should play Pakistan bilaterally, with some people feeling that sports and politics should be kept aside.

Author: 0 Murray beats Nishikori in 4 sets

Nishikori, who beat Murray in the quarter-finals of last year's U.S. Open, could not sustain his early form and although he courageously forced a third-set tiebreak he lost that 7-0. The momentum of the match switched sharply after umpire Carlos Ramos penalised Murray the loss of a serve for a time violation. "I have never had any issues with him before", Murray said.

Sport Manchester United not expected to offer Ibrahimovic a new contract
Author: 0 Manchester United not expected to offer Ibrahimovic a new contract

He would have triggered a one-year extension to his £19 million annual wages if he had played 31 Premier League games, but only reached 27 before the injury. Raiola told British radio broadcaster TalkSPORT. It's likely that he will be tempted by big money offers from both China and the USA, but the striker proved last season that he is more than capable of still leading the line at one of Europe's top clubs.

Sport Marisnick, Beltran, Musgrove lead Astros over Orioles 2-0
Author: 0 Marisnick, Beltran, Musgrove lead Astros over Orioles 2-0

Jake Marisnick and Carlos Beltran homered to back his start. Welington Castillo delivered an RBI single against Keuchel with two outs in the third inning to cut the Baltimore deficit to 2-1. If Peacock does get a second start, he could bump right-hander Mike Fiers (1-2, 5.40 ERA) to the bullpen or, as Hinch noted, simple provide the other starters additional rest.

Author: 0 NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from last year

However, it won't be all good news for them should they win in only four games. If the Cavs lose during Friday's Game 4, James would suffer a 4-0 sweep for the second time in his Finals career (after getting routed by the San Antonio Spurs in 2007) and go 3-5 overall with his three championships coming in 2012, 2013 and 2016.

Sport Judge homers but Orioles edge Yankees 3-2
Author: 0 Judge homers but Orioles edge Yankees 3-2

Tommy Layne and Adam Warren each got recorded an out to get the Yankees through the seventh. OK, but there had to be a sense of relief, right? Manager Buck Showalter specifically said in the pre-game show that he hoped Tillman would go deeper than he has been.

Author: 0 Predators on brink as Rinne struggles again in Pittsburgh

Here are his biggest worries as he stares down a 3-2 deficit, with the series shifting back to Nashville for Game 6 on Sunday. Pens goaltender Matt Murray recovered from his tough time in Nashville to make 24 stops in the shutout. I was in some kind of lock there. The feud between the two All-Stars began following Game 2, when Crosby told Subban he had bad breath, according to Subban.

Sport Novak Djokovic ousted at French Open by Dominic Thiem
Author: 0 Novak Djokovic ousted at French Open by Dominic Thiem

Before the 2016 U.S. Open, Djokovic admitted he was struggling to play through "private issues", which some interpreted as a reference to his wife Jelena. I tried. I lost that crucial break in the beginning of the second, and he started serving better, backing it up with the first shot. "He has really heavy spin".

Author: 0 Durant helps Warriors into 3-0 series lead

Golden State, which also had 30 points from Klay Thompson and 26 from Stephen Curry , would become the first team in National Basketball Association history to make an unbeaten playoff run to the crown if they win game four on Friday in Cleveland.

Sport Wawrinka levels semifinal against Murray
Author: 0 Wawrinka levels semifinal against Murray

Wawrinka is the prime example of a player who hits peak form when he needs too. "I love to play here, I love you guys, you're awesome". "I have never had any issues with him before", Murray said. Third-seeded Simona Halep is playing No. 5 Elina Svitolina on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Seventh-seeded Gabriela Dabrowski and Rohan Bopanna won the mixed doubles title at the French Open.

Sport French Open semifinals: Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem
Author: 0 French Open semifinals: Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem

If I don't play well, I will be out of the tournament. Defending champion Djokovic collapsed to a meek 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-0 loss to Thiem in what was his earliest exit at Roland Garros in seven years. Bacsinszky won the last four games to wrap up the second set 6-3. In contrast to the third set, which included five breaks of serve, neither player faced a break point in the fourth.

Author: 0 Penguins to stick with goalie Matt Murray for Game 5

Subban said. The 23-year-old had been sharp in stopping 37-of-38 shots in a Game 2 victory at home and relatively sturdy since he took over for Marc-Andre Fleury midway through the Eastern Conference final. Comeaux said telling that story included Lauren Alaina participating in a skit with Predators mascot Gnash during the show, as well as the mascot showing up on the red carpet and hanging around backstage to jump out and surprise some of the winners and presenters all night.

Author: 0 LeBron not faulting Warriors for building powerhouse team

Only eight teams have swept their opponents 4-0 in the NBA Finals - the last was San Antonio Spurs against Cleveland in the 2006-07 season. Let's not forget Washington had a chance to draft the three Warriors who established the team's foundation and put the team in a position to recruit Durant.

Sport Steve Kerr Throws Shade At Players Who Say They Could've Beaten Warriors
Author: 0 Steve Kerr Throws Shade At Players Who Say They Could've Beaten Warriors

They're still champions, and we got to go take it". "That's exactly what happened throughout the season"."It just looks like this is his moment, this is his time", Kerr said. Las Vegas casinos stoked the chatter further when they came out with betting lines on a potential matchup between the Warriors and the 1995-96 Bulls , with MGM Grand making the Warriors an 8-point favorite.

Author: 0 Australian washout helps Blackcaps chances of Champions Trophy knockout qualification

Smith was quite critical of his bowlers after the match against New Zealand , where Australia were extremely fortunate to leave with a point, after the match was abandoned . If the game had just carried on, perhaps they may have had a different opinion. After dismissing the opener, Starc cleaned up Mashrafe Mortaza two balls later and then did the same to Rubel Hossain next delivery.

Sport Saints RB Adrian Peterson considering playing five more seasons
Author: 0 Saints RB Adrian Peterson considering playing five more seasons

Now it seems that expectations have yet again been lowered, as most people figure that Peterson will merely be a role player on his new squad in New Orleans . The one report or examination indicated some change that was concerning". Payton explained that the latest "alerts" over Fairley's heart arose during his physical examination around the time he signed his new deal.

Sport Sailing-France eliminated from America's Cup after loss to New Zealand
Author: 0 Sailing-France eliminated from America's Cup after loss to New Zealand

It's just one of the radical departures from tradition in this America's Cup, which, perhaps fittingly, is being sailed on the northern tip of the Bermuda Triangle. There were two lead changes, including Oracle sailing into the lead going onto the sixth leg. Sailing in a flawless 13-15 knot breeze, strong starts and boat speed were the key factors in the Kiwi team dominating both races.

Sport Barcelona appoints new manager
Author: 0 Barcelona appoints new manager

Valverde has always been reported to be the front-runner to succeed him, and the 53-year-old joins less than a week after Athletic confirmed that he would not renew his contract . Born in Extremadura, Valverde spent two years at Barca as a player under Johan Cruyff between 1988 and 1990. "It's impossible not to accept Valverde as coach".

Sport Nadal into a 10th French Open semi-final
Author: 0 Nadal into a 10th French Open semi-final

Nadal is now 100-2 in best-of-five sets clay-court matches after reaching his 25th major semifinal with his victory over Carreno Busta . "It's great for me to be in the semifinals again, to defend that", Thiem said. The second Semi-final will be between world number one Andy Murray and a former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka . The two semifinals are slated to begin on Friday at 6 a.m.

Author: 0 Alonso: I'll stay at McLaren if we can win by September

The British team are the second most successful Formula One team in terms of race wins but they have reached the nadir of their motorsport existence since re-uniting with the multinational. The double world champion's comments ahead of Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix blow apart the consensus of silence that has shielded Liberty from paddock criticism for even their crankiest ideas.

Author: 0 Torino president Urbano Cairo: No plans to sell Belotti

Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for Belotti after reports suggested that the Red Devils had dropped their interest in signing Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann . Madrid apparently want a whopping £78m for Morata, while the release clause on Belotti's contract with Torino is an astronomical £100m, but it would be a surprise if the Italians were really expecting to sell for that much.

Sport Irish War Cry the early favorite
Author: 0 Irish War Cry the early favorite

New shooters Epicharis , Hollywood Handsome , Meantime and Twisted Tom have freshness on their side after skipping the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes , writes Mary Rampellini for Daily Racing Form . Winless in eight attempts since capturing last summer's Ellis Park Juvenile S., he was met on the track near the clubhouse turn by Steve Asmussen assistant trainer Toby Sheets aboard a stable pony.

Author: 0 Pakistan ready for South Africa challenge: Sarfraz

Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman , Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan , Mohammad Amir , Rumman Raees, Hasan Ali . The Proteas comfortably beat Sri Lanka in their opening match at the global event but Sarfraz says they are motivated to do well. Opener Quinton de Kock (33), Faf du Plessis (26), Chris Morris (28) and Rabada (26) were the others who got some useful runs.

Sport Warriors dismiss 16-0 chatter, focused on Game Three
Author: 0 Warriors dismiss 16-0 chatter, focused on Game Three

But you know it's definitely possible. Smith drained a 3-pointer for the series' first basket, but hasn't scored since. Is that a product of LeBron being exhausted or a product of the fact that both games have been blowouts? On the other hand, the Warriors are 14-0 so far in the postseason and with the addition of Kevin Durant , pose a much different threat than previous year, making 16-0 a real possibility.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Aussies, Bangladesh face off in must-win clash

Australia scored 83/1 in 16 overs and required minimum of four more overs of the match to be bowled and get full two points as 20 overs were needed to constitute a completed match . Tamim was unlucky to miss his second consecutive century, but his 95, made with six fours and three sixes in 114 balls, will prove to be priceless.

Sport England U20 on verge of history but we haven't peaked yet
Author: 0 England U20 on verge of history but we haven't peaked yet

In the first semi-final, Venezuela are through to a maiden final in any age group by triumphing 4-3 on penalties, with the new ABBA shootout system used after a 1-1 draw. Three minutes before the break Solanke was inches away from levelling the score. Eventually, the Italians' defensive tactics and tiredness caught up with them, and England went into the lead with thirteen minutes to go through Lookman, after some indecisive Italian defending (not a phrase you hear too often either).

Author: 0 '16 champ Djokovic stunned by Thiem in French Open quarters

Since completing his career Grand Slam at the French Open 12 months ago, Djokovic has participated in four majors in a row without earning a trophy. Nadal was leading 6-2, 2-0 when Carreno Busta retired after suffering abdominal injury.

Sport Ammunition for Cleveland? Draymond Green calls Cavs fans 'rude'
Author: 0 Ammunition for Cleveland? Draymond Green calls Cavs fans 'rude'

If they would watch the game and enjoy it instead of worshipping it. You do see fans holding her back. "Yea they're fine, it happens every year, uhmmm fans here are just rude ", said Draymond Green . The altercation appeared to get physical only when others stepped in between Babers and the Cavs fan. We're not sure exactly what set it all off, but Cavaliers fans certainly aren't fond of the Golden State Warriors forward.

Sport Tired talk: LeBron dunks idea he's worn out guarding Durant
Author: 0 Tired talk: LeBron dunks idea he's worn out guarding Durant

James is performing so well in the Finals that in Game 2, he tied Magic Johnson for most triple-doubles in Finals' history. Golden State held an identical series lead in 2016 when the championship series shifted to Cleveland but split the two games there and then went on to become the first team to lose an NBA Finals after building a 3-1 advantage.

Sport Focus on captains as Australia take on New Zealand
Author: 0 Focus on captains as Australia take on New Zealand

After dismissing the Blackcaps thanks to some excellent bowling from Josh Hazlewood , who took 6-52, Australia lost David Warner (18), Aaron Finch (8) and Moises Henriques (18). Hazlewood grabbed his first wicket when the risky Martin Guptill fell for 26, after finding Glenn Maxwell at point from the shoulder of his bat.

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