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by | June 02, 2017 | 17:25

Last year Golden State didn't have Kevin Durant . But the wheels came off quickly for the visiting Cavaliers in the second half, with Durant sinking a three-pointer and Warriors center Zaza Pachulia hitting a lay-up on their way to a 10-0 run.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:29

Although impressive, Juventus' midfield generals Pjanic and Khedira have been slightly below the quality of their Real Madrid counterparts in the Champions League this season, whilst Madrid's favoured 4-3-3 formation allows for an extra man in midfield to control the game.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:49

Salazar wasn't off to a great start, but Kluber did nothing in his first six starts to warrant the title of "ace", which is now held by Carlos Carrasco . "Half the balls they put in play were hits so I decided after the fourth I just wasn't going to let them hit the ball anymore". "I'm glad to have these guys behind me, no matter what".

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:12

Real Madrid will take on Juventus in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League final. There has never been a team better placed to retain the Champions League in the modern era than this Madrid outfit, with Zidane's masterful rotation having the club in fantastic shape to win a third European crown in four years.

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:56

Most experts have picked the Warriors to win (as they did last year). Durant, however, felt the game wasn't as simple as it may have seemed. He was a solid 10-for-18 in he first half finishing up 14-for-26 for 38 points along with eight assists and eight rebounds.

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:55

If he's not fully recovered, though, putting him back into the game early could draw vast criticism; after he left the pitch midway through his last return with another injury, it would seem as if the club was harming one of their biggest stars in an attempt to regain his services a little in advance.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:13

He came through a race where he dodged disaster with Scott Dixon's auto splintering and flying over his head, had a drive-through penalty for passing under the yellow flag, and raced most of the day with part of his rear wing missing. "This is really awesome". His victory Sunday helped erase the heart-breaking finish of the 2012 Indy 500 , when he wrecked while trying to pass eventual victor Dario Franchitti on the final lap.

by | June 02, 2017 | 18:03

Los Angeles police were called Wednesday to a home belonging to Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James to investigate a reported racial slur spray-painted on the front gate. The 9,440-square-foot home is not James' primary residence. News of the apparent hate crime comes one day before the start of the 2017 Finals, when James' Cleveland Cavaliers will take on the Golden State Warriors for the third straight year.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:15

After Root appeared to pick up a slight ankle knock, Hales began to take a more aggressive approach which ultimately prompted his downfall at the crease. Both Root and Morgan (75* off 61 balls) went on to ease their side to victory with an unbeaten stand of 143. Then Root, who had 59, twisted on his right foot after playing a pull shot off Rubel Hossain .

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:31

He'll definitely play", Morgan said. The debate triggered a huge debate across India and Pakistan on social media as well as on television channels. "The fourth team would be either South Africa or New Zealand ", he added. "They will have to survive the new ball and the responsibility lies on the shoulder of Azhar to give Pakistan a good start".

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:40

England have made huge progress in ODI cricket since Bangladesh knocked them out of the 2015 World Cup in a dramatic match at Adelaide, with their now dynamic approach leading many pundits to make them favourites for the Champions Trophy .

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:45

India have never lost a 50-over World Cup or Twenty20 showdown against Pakistan , and a win on Sunday would put them in good stead in a tough group also including Sri Lanka and South Africa . He agrees that England are unrecognisable from two years ago. Australia , who have a pace battery that includes Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and James Pattinson, are expected to top Group A.

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:01

Only Kagiso Rabada, the world's top-ranked one-day global bowler, has more ODI wickets (64) than Rashid's 60 since the last major ODI tournament. England suffered an early loss as Mustafizur Rahman took an exceptional catch of Jason Roy on the bowl of Mashrafe Mortaza .

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:32

Jake Guentzel broke a 1-1 tie by scoring his second goal of the game 10 seconds into the third to give the Penguins their first lead. That ensured the upstart Preds of going home with nothing to show for their trip here. Well, Game 1 did him no favors as it was a real curveball of a game. He's willing to do anything. Guentzel, 22, is the kid who almost got split in half by Rasmus Ristolainen in March, drawing an overly harsh three-game suspension for the Sabres defenseman.

by | June 02, 2017 | 17:28

Golden State Warriors' JaVale McGee dribbles during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Having been held scoreless over the final 4:39 of the decisive Game 7 past year, the Warriors made the biggest splash of the National Basketball Association offseason when they signed high-scoring Kevin Durant in free agency.

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:57

How do our experts see the series going? Stephen Curry also brought his A game. The final outcome was all but a formality by the start of the fourth quarter as the Warriors forged 21 points ahead. Q: What about Kevin Durant with Golden State? Andre Iguodala came off the bench for Green - who got his second foul after charging into Cleveland's Kevin Love - and got his first points of the Finals on a dunk, knotting the game at 12-12.

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:45

In England , it's not merely the pitches and grounds that one has to contend with, but also the perpetually changing weather. The Southlands Sun is also on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram and Pinterest - why not join us there? The Champions Trophy opener is set to feature several survivors on both sides from Bangladesh's 2015 World Cup win over England , when a hundred from Mahmudullah and aggressive seam bowling propelled the Tigers to a memorable success at the Adelaide Oval .

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:19

When Almagro picked himself up off the clay and walked slowly back to his chair, Del Potro went with him, sitting down next to his opponent and putting an arm around his shoulder. Zhang Shuai can expect to refresh her personal best at Roland Garros as she will face the No. 8 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova, a two-time Grand Slam singles victor, in Friday's third round.

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:58

How do our experts see the series going? The Warriors are a powerhouse, but the Cavs are 12-1 in the playoffs and give themselves a shot no matter who else does. "It's definitely unique", Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said. Their defense has been incredible all season. For Kevin Durant , it would be the latter considering the criticism he's taken in the name of competitive balance for joining a 73-win team-after squandering a 3-1 lead of his own last May as a member of the Oklahoma ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:27

Speaking to reporters at Oracle Arena, Lue said the Warriors are the "best I've ever seen", according to CBS Sports' Sean Wagner-McGough. With Steph Curry that makes two MVP players on the same team. "So definitely a lot of things we can correct and get better at". Golden State, led by two-times reigning league MVP Stephen Curry , are in remarkable form after becoming the first team in league history to enter the Finals undefeated (12-0) since the National Basketball Association went ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:15

The conversation quickly turned from her win against Japan's Kurumi Nara to Serena's pregnancy news . Tennis star Serena Williams at the Costume Institute Benefit on 1 May 2017 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY. Venus also shared that she and her other sisters, Lyndrea Price and Isha Price , are hoping that the tiny tot will bear one of their names. "I just want to win, so whoever I play, I just would like to win that match.

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:19

Now, the Preds are in a 2-0 series hole against a patient, determined, and above all, experienced Pittsburgh Penguins team. Through two games in the Stanley Cup Final , Rinne and the Nashville Predators' first trip to the Final, Pekka has been the reason the Predators have lost two straight for the first time in this 2017 postseason.

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:24

Durant was all but unstoppable those first 24 minutes. Twice he has dished out eight assists. OAKLAND , Calif. (AP) - LeBron James bit on a pump fake and got no help as Kevin Durant drove to the basket for one of his several uncontested dunks.

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:05

Joe Root made an unbeaten hundred as tournament hosts England beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in the opening match of the 2017 Champions Trophy at the Oval on Thursday. " Jason Roy is part of our strong opening partnership with Alex Hales , and he'll definitely play". "The injury means Woakes will miss the rest of England's participation in the Champions Trophy ".

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:05

While Chris Boyd's side will be without their All Blacks, the depth he has built at the 2016 champions means they should barely miss a step against what should essentially be midweek Lions side. "But the Lions have a chance if they get into the first Test when the All Blacks will be a bit cold". McGeechan thinks the schedule is tough, but will prepare the team.

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:00

The Warriors could be the best team that the National Basketball Association has ever seen in the playoffs. The defense has been a focal point throughout the 13-game winning streak considering the Warriors boast a league-best postseason defensive rating of 98.3, per NBA.com .

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:42

South Africa: AB de Villiers (Captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Faf du Plessis, J.P. Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Farhaan Behardien, Morne Morkel.

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:04

Cleveland Cavaliers' Deron Williams smiles during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland , Calif. This will be star-studded affair with Golden State's Kevin Durant joining the mix as one of seven 2016 All-Stars in the series.

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:31

The incident report details Woods' movements during the Standardized Field Sobriety Tasks, during which police said his eyes were droopy, his pupils were dilated, and he was often swaying and losing his balance. He not only injured his knees, legs, and back playing golf , but also underwent multiple surgeries for those injuries and crashed a vehicle. Woods has not competed in four months, and he had fusion surgery on his lower back - his fourth back surgery since April 2014 - on April ...

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:36

Jackson, who was one of three inductees in the Country Music Hall of Fame's 2017 class, will perform on a stage facing the Cumberland River at Fifth Ave. The free concert event is part of a series of events to celebrate the Predators games on June 3 and June 5. Large music and big screens will take over Lower Broadway on June 3 and June 5 for the free Broadway Smash party.

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:23

When Durant was on the floor, the Warriors out-scored Cleveland by 18, and in the 40 minutes that James was on the floor, the Warriors out-scored Cleveland by 22 (much of that is overlapping time of course). Cavs in six. There will be some combination of the J.R. Smith 28 point game, Kyle Korver turning supernova for a game and the always lurking Steph/KD clunker that will be enough for the Cavs to steal this one.

by | June 02, 2017 | 14:41

James' Cleveland Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the finals on Thursday night. "It's the ultimate rubber match". With a rivalry reminiscent of the old Lakers and Celtics teams of the past, the rubber match between the two teams is sure to be must-see television.

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:51

The two teams are playing in the finals for the third successive year - and Durant scored 38 points as the Western Conference winners comfortably maintained their ideal post-season record. Cleveland shut down Indiana's Paul George, Toronto's DeMar DeRozan and Boston's Isaiah Thomas before he went down with a hip injury on the way to a 12-1 postseason record.

by | June 02, 2017 | 15:02

Police received a call Wednesday morning but by the time officers had arrived management staff had painted over the offending word, LA Police Department officer Aareon Jefferson said . In the past, James has offered vocal support for Black Lives Matter protests, given money to impoverished black youth in his native Akron, Ohio , and placed the city of Cleveland on his back in an ultimately successful quest to bring that blue-collar city its first sports championship in half a century.

by | June 02, 2017 | 16:14

Baylor handed the Sooners there only conference loss this season, although OU won the season series with the Bears two games to one. "Just an incredible run for us to get back", Martin said. The Oklahoma men's golf team claimed the 2017 NCAA Championship with a 3-1-1 victory over OR during Wednesday's championship final in Sugar Grove, Illinois.