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Champions Trophy: England opt to field against Bangladesh in opener

Champions Trophy: England opt to field against Bangladesh in opener

England , with numerous current squad involved, eventually needed 20 off 16 balls with six wickets in hand - an unlosable position from which they duly lost to India . Liam Plunkett had just given ...

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Penguins take 2-0 series lead over Predators

Penguins take 2-0 series lead over Predators

The Conn Smythe Trophy victor in 2009, Malkin leads the playoffs in scoring with nine goals and 26 points in 21 games. Rinne has ooked shaky in yielding eight goals on 36 shots, but he got the Predat...

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Durant not feeling pressure of NBA decider

Look for adjustments over the first two to three games and then the teams to stick with what they feel is best the rest of the way. Tim Duncan took less money in San Antonio to keep their dynasty ...

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Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in the NBA Finals

Heading into these Finals , the Warriors have more pressure to win than previous year. "I don't really carry it with me", he said. "I think the world has been waiting for this to finally get he...

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NBA Finals pick up where they left off

Back in 2011 when National Basketball Association teams locked out their players, the two superstars went to battle on a different playing surface in " LeBron's Flag Football Classic", which was he...

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Joe Root bats through pain to guide England to victory over Bangladesh

Joe Root bats through pain to guide England to victory over Bangladesh

An unbeaten 133 of 129 balls from Joe Root has guided England to the first successful run chase of over 300 runs at The Oval . They were tentative to begin with, but grew in confidence as the g...

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Cops: Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home

James will push Golden State to the limit. LA police were investigating Wednesday as James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers prepared for Thursday night's Game 1 at Golden State. B...

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Steve Kerr intends to 'coach for a long time' despite back

His inside game is humming as well, evidenced by his.592 shooting percentage on 2-point field goals. There are few weaknesses in these Warriors , the first team to head into the final round 12-0 an...

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Draymond Green not bored by another Cavs-Dubs Finals matchup

Draymond Green not bored by another Cavs-Dubs Finals matchup

Golden State-Cleveland is the best rivalry we've seen since Los Angeles and Boston . Kevin Love: Unavailable due to a shoulder injury in 2015 and a non-factor in 2016, Kevin Love comes into t...

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Murray confident of comeback at French Open

For a while some may have sensed the possibility of a third shock as the Scot began tentatively, his tennis underpowered and his manner subdued. "A few guys like ( Borna) Coric , for example, be...

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Capsule preview of the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals matchup

Capsule preview of the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals matchup

In any case, this is the series we have all waited for. I had a moderately stressful week last week, and if you'd pressed me for a Finals prediction on, say, Thursday , I probably would have gr...

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Why the Warriors will win the NBA Finals

Game 1 against the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers is Thursday night. They know the pain that comes with losing a Finals , particularly one where a 3-1 series lead gets wasted. "When you t...

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Courtois blames referee and defensive lapse for Cup defeat

Adams retired in 2002 after he and Wenger led Arsenal to a second Premier League and FA Cup double in five seasons. Sanchez gave Arsenal the lead in the fourth minute with a somewhat controver...

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Kerr 'not ready' to return to Warriors sideline

Kerr 'not ready' to return to Warriors sideline

There's been an ocean between them when it comes to who wins more . Bet Cleveland Cavaliers vs. McGee has discovered the ideal place to shine as an alley-oop specialist in a pass-happy offens...

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Monster mash: LeBron James undaunted by beastly Warriors

At practice Saturday, Love said he finds it amusing everyone is labeling the Cavaliers underdogs against the Warriors . So we'll mix up coverages, mix up guys who'll guard him, and try to force the...

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Kevin Love Doesn't Understand the Concept of Underdogs, or He's Delusional

For that reason, the Cavaliers need to win as much as they can while they have the best player in the world. Sure, this was just the beginning for LeBron , his championship journey still unfinished...

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Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury

Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury

A 3-point basket with 53 seconds remaining in Game 7 of the NBA Finals last year ended a 52-year championship drought in Cleveland . The long-limbed small forward is still capable of creating his...

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Hornqvist set to return for Pens, Fisher for Preds in Game 1

It's 7 1/2 months after the regular season began and it's finally time for Game One of the Stanley Cup final . Nashville has put up multiple goals in all but two playoff games this year. "I think t...

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Warriors favored over LeBron and Cavaliers in the Finals

Warriors favored over LeBron and Cavaliers in the Finals

The Warriors won an NBA-best 67 games this season and have piled up 207 wins over the last three seasons. "I'm just waiting to hear back ". Thomas injured the hip in March and aggravated it in th...

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Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for NBA Finals

But he said his goal is not just to match Jordan's numbers. "Just how tough and determined the guy is, to be able to go through the situation he was going through on a day-to-day basis, still bein...

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Sato Becomes First Japanese to Win Indy 500

Sato Becomes First Japanese to Win Indy 500

However, Takuma Sato for Andretti Autosport won the Indy 500 defeating Team Penske's Helio Castroneves in an 11-lap duel. Sato , 40, avoided it all to seize the historic victory that elud...

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Cavaliers crushes Celtics to book title clash with Warriors

The team's first big decision involving the Warriors was to come on its flight home to Cleveland , where director of team operations Mark Cashman planned to take a vote among the players about wh...

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Mystique vs. mayhem in unlikely Stanley Cup Final

Mystique vs. mayhem in unlikely Stanley Cup Final

This should be an exciting series. "The guys are excited to reach this point", said the Predators' Peter Laviolette , who along with Penguins counterpart Mike Sullivan are the first American co...

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Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics

Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics

They had to be careful not to knock him off his feet after Irving had put a scare through the frenzied Quicken Loans Arena crowd moments earlier when he stepped on the foot of Boston's Terry Rozier....

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Ferrari continues to improve, Mercedes now looks vulnerable

He further added, "I got a couple of really good laps where I could control the pace and I was able to use the safety auto". " Monaco's always something special, a lot of attention, a lot of peopl...

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators - 5/29/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

With that pass and shot, the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in double overtime on Thursday and advanced to the Stanley Cup finals for the second consecutive year. You can't ...

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Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery

But it's not out of the ordinary for Irving. With this being the third installment of the Cleveland-Golden State finals saga, basketball bettors do have some history to weigh these totals trend agai...

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LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan as NBA playoffs leading scorer

Boston was the worst No. 1 seed in the history of the league, they said a little more than a month ago. Draymond Green is posting 13.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and 7.2 assists per contest. "And being s...

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LeBron undaunted by challenge of facing Warriors in Finals

A year ago in the Finals, LeBron was able to freelance much more, playing off Draymond Green and then on the pick-and-roll, LeBron was able to bottle up Stephen Curry from raining threes or drivin...

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Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics - 5/25/17 NBA Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

It has nothing to do with passing the rings, passing the points, passing MVPs. "It's tough, you know, it's tough". The same Isaiah Thomas that led the Boston Celtics to the Eastern Conference Final...

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Fernando Alonso: 'I have to adapt' to IndyCar

Fernando Alonso: 'I have to adapt' to IndyCar

Castroneves, one of open-wheel racing's biggest stars, wants desperately to win another Indy 500 before calling it quits. "Whether it's been a press conference or a test or qualifying, partner activat...

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Cavs blow out Celts to reach finals

No matter what happens, let's make sure I come back even better . That's why, when asked whether he is thinking about a possible third straight title meeting with the Warriors, Lue, whose team is u...

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Kunitz at the double to send Pens to Stanley Cup Finals

Kunitz at the double to send Pens to Stanley Cup Finals

We can hardly wait for next season. It's something that obviously not a lot of teams can do and it takes a lot of effort, it takes a few bounces, it takes a lot of grind day in and day out. - ...

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LeBron James Leads Cavs to Another NBA Finals Appearance

Irving's final 3 of the quarter was just mean. The Cavaliers outscored the Celtics 65-42 in the second half, thanks to Irving's playoff career high in points. Led by its Big Three, Cleveland qui...

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Castroneves fastest on Carb Day as another Honda engine goes

Castroneves fastest on Carb Day as another Honda engine goes

Like almost everyone else in the Team Penske stable, Castroneves has been fighting to find speed ever since road-course setups used during the Grand Prix of Indianapolis were kicked aside and prac...

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James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors

Irving, who scored a career-playoff-high 42 points, rolled his left ankle with 1:49 left in his 21-point third quarter but is expected to play Thursday. LeBron will have a hard time driving and fi...

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James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

But it all evaporated. It will mark the seventh straight trip to the Finals for James, who hit a 3-pointer late in in the third quarter to nudge past Jordan on the playoff scoring list. James and ...

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LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record

But it all evaporated. There was no let-up from the Cavaliers in the third quarter, as they used three-point shooting and aggressiveness from James to build a 109-74 lead over the Celtics . The w...

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Chance phone call led to Djokovic snaring Agassi

Chance phone call led to Djokovic snaring Agassi

Rafael Nadal may have won the last of his nine French Open titles in 2014, but after a hard couple of seasons the Spaniard now looks back to his invincible best so will he finally achieve "La Decim...

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Djokovic and Nadal could meet in French Open semifinals

Djokovic and Nadal could meet in French Open semifinals

However, the bottom line is that he made the Australian Open final at the expense of younger players in Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov. World number one Novak Djokovic has never triumphed in...

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LeBron James lies low after Cavaliers' stunning loss

In Game 3, Jonas Jerebko gave the Boston Celtics a surprising boost from off the bench, finishing with 10 points. They've been able to build a new culture, and that has started with Jaylen Brown ...

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With Manchester attack wound still fresh, Man United claims Europa League title

With Manchester attack wound still fresh, Man United claims Europa League title

The win means they qualify for the Champions League . "The three years of contract gave me the idea that "I'm going to have these three years". I always have to prove. Mourinho heaped praise on Ibr...

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Formula One practice: Vettel sets quickest ever lap at Monaco

Formula One practice: Vettel sets quickest ever lap at Monaco

But as Hamilton's chief rival Vettel , and indeed the rest of the field, improved during the day's second running, Britain's triple world champion and his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas ...

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Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics

Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics

Managing to keep it right there going into halftime instead of letting Boston grow the lead was big, paving the way for Irving's dominant third quarter in which he scored 21 of his career-playoff-high...

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Celtics miss an opportunity in first half with LeBron in foul trouble

Irving was moving around and putting up shots during the Cavs' morning shootaround. He rolled it late in the third quarter of Game 4 when he stepped on Terry Rozier's foot. He let the game come to h...

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Irving's 42, LeBron's 34 pushes Cavs past Celtics in Game 4

Irving's 42, LeBron's 34 pushes Cavs past Celtics in Game 4

The Big 3 alone scored 55 of the team's 65 second half points, and 93 of the team's overall 112 points. "My adrenaline is still going", he said. "That's what great teams do", Stevens said. This wa...

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LeBron James Says | Kyrie Irving 'was born for these moments'

LeBron James Says | Kyrie Irving 'was born for these moments'

Cavaliers: The 42 points were a career playoff-high for Irving, who scored 41 in Game 5 of last year's Finals. He rolled it late in the third quarter of Game 4 when he stepped on Terry Rozier's ...

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No blame for LeBron after Celtics no-show, says Cavaliers coach Lue

No blame for LeBron after Celtics no-show, says Cavaliers coach Lue

All is not lost - far from it. The Cavaliers lead the best-of-seven series 2-1. The TV broadcast tips off at 8:30 p.m. ET. The 21-point comeback is the largest one surrendered by James in his playo...

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JR Smith: LeBron James Must 'Play Confident' in Game 4

JR Smith: LeBron James Must 'Play Confident' in Game 4

CLEVELAND LeBron James' frustrating night kept going after one of the worst playoff games of his splendid career. The Boston Celtics could need to play Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals w...

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3 things we learned in the NHL: Craig Anderson silences the critics

3 things we learned in the NHL: Craig Anderson silences the critics

Hoffman gave the Sens the lead 94 seconds into the third though, blasting a slap-shot past Murray following a backhand feed - and follow-up traffic in front - from Fredrik Claesson. Otherwise Anderso...

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