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by | June 08, 2017 | 21:44

We have a bigger goal in mind. Let's get it on: Draymond Green defends LeBron James . "You take one of the best teams that we had ever assembled previous year, that we saw in the regular season and in the post-season, and then in the off-season you add a high-powered offensive talent like that and a great basketball IQ like that, that's what stands out", James said .

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:11

Batshuayi is fully aware of how important Hazard is for both club and country, as a domestic and global team-mate. After what was a disastrous 2015/16 season where he was linked away with a move to Real Madrid and PSG, the Belgian worldwide recently won his second Premier League title with Chelsea and thanks to Antonio Conte, all seems to be well at Stamford Bridge once again.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:55

Play has started in the final two women's quarterfinal matches at the French Open . Tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou thinks it is inevitable that the in-form Rafael Nadal will win the French Open for a record 10th time. This will be Nadal's 10th trip to the French Open semifinals. Plus, Djokovic had appeared in a record six consecutive semifinals in Paris. In the quarterfinals, Nadal will face Pablo Carreno Busta, while Djokovic meets Dominic Thiem .

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:45

The Crusaders always loomed as the toughest opponents of the opening 10 days and Gatland has chose to field what appears to be the strongest Lions side yet in a bid avoid what would be a dispiriting second defeat so early on the tour. "The Lions are only going to be getting there now and they've already played twice". Defeat to the Blues - statistically New Zealand's worst side - has left many in doubt whether the Lions can compete with the All Blacks.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:28

Belotti's €100m release clause appears to be a major sticking point in any deal, with Torino publicly stating they have no interest in selling their star striker. Despite the poor form of Benzema, Morata could not force his way into the Real Madrid line up. Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent.

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:06

England are favourites to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation having seized control of Group F. They lead the section with 13 points from five games, four more than second-placed Slovakia. I know the guys who get selected will put everything into it to get a result against England , so you never know. "I was at the (Scottish Cup) final last week".

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:03

Every moment since the last Game 7 had been a slow burn to this moment, and the expectations were cemented when Kevin Durant landed in Oakland. On Cleveland's next possession, Kyrie Irving's step-back three-pointer was off target. Kyrie Irving played 44. Cleveland was a little better from long-distance on Wednesday - drilling a dozen threes. "I just tried to stay disciplined in my shot, hold my follow through and it went in".

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:09

Novak Djokovic's new chapter under the guidance of Andre Agassi got off to a winning start at the French Open yesterday. The American also had a surprise visitor, with Djokovic's former coach Boris Becker popping out to shake the hand of his successor.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:26

The Sun-Times posted a screen shot in which Carrie Reed wrote on her private Instagram account that the All-Star shortstop cheats on his wife and "mentally and physically" abuses her. Addison Russell was about to face a world of problems after Wednesday's game. 'Hoping to empower other women to stand up for themselves is not a crime AND.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:43

Pepe has won with 15 trophies with the club, including three Champions Leagues and three Spanish league titles. If you're Real Madrid , billions of dollars should be enough to snare some of the world's best players along with a Champions League trophy, or several.

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:06

The third-seeded Swiss player fell and rolled into the net as he set up match point but he dusted himself down to win the match with an ace. Thiem erased the first with a forehand volley and the other with a service victor that prompted Djokovic to roll his eyes.

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:03

If you go back the first two games, and watch the second half, you notice how worn out Cleveland looked? Now that the Cleveland Cavaliers have reached the outskirts of Desperation Flats, does he expect LeBron James or some other random Cav to try to bait him into a thing and hope his rep as a reformed red-ass will cause the National Basketball Association to use its punitive mood-adjusting tools? None won as dominantly as this team, which has four versatile All-Stars - including two ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:43

But you know it's definitely possible. Despite getting smashed in the Finals' first two games and rumors of putting J.R. Smith on the bench, Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue was clear Tuesday that he's not altering the lineup. "And we're not going to change just cause we're playing Golden State". " I get out of the auto and he pulls out in his truck and he's looking at me and he says 'We're going to be partying on Saturday, don't you worry'".

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:37

He vowed the team would give their best in every game of the elite eight-nation Champions Trophy. "I believe that India has got a very good chance of defending the Champions Trophy". "Even Dinesh Karthik used the opportunity against Bangladesh brilliantly". "Wahab Riaz has started bowling today so hopefully he'll be ready to go by the time the match comes", said Azhar.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:44

Ryan Lochte is officially diving into fatherhood. The baby, which is Lochte's first child, is healthy and was born at 5:46 a.m. Lochte said in interviews that they planned to give the baby a unique name. Lochte told TMZ Sports that the media was "twisting" his words and that he had 'never thought about taking my own life'. Back in December, Lochte announced the news that he'd be becoming a father in an underwater Instagram post that quickly went viral across swimming fandom .

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:14

With the news of Timea Bacsinszky's three-set victory over Venus Williams shortly after Mladenovic's win, the realization has hit that there will be a maiden Grand Slam victor on the women's side. Its all behind me now, so whatever happens in this tournament is not necessarily my concern anymore.”. The 26-year-old Martic upset 17th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-1, 6-1 in one of four women's third-round singles matches washed out by rain on Saturday.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:45

Home contender Kristina Mladenovic was trailing 6-4 1-1 in her quarter-final against Timea Bacsinszky on Court Philippe Chatrier when the rain that was forecast arrived at Roland Garros along with hail. Chung forced the contest into a deciding set as play resumed on Sunday, but the world number 67 double faulted on match point to gift Nishikori a 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 0-6, 6-4 victory.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:24

They will meet again in a highly competitive Pool 2 . At this point only the champions of the PRO12 (Scarlets), Premiership (Exeter) and Top 14 (Clermont) are in the top tier, with two of the second-placed teams to be selected at random to join the top seeds - meaning two of Munster, Wasps and RC Toulon will be top seeds.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:00

Manchester United continued their Europa League title celebration on their flight back home after beating Ajax in the final on Wednesday, May 24. "You have to learn from it". "They're not used to playing a final, these young kids". LA FC have already expressed interest, although they won't actually join the league until 2018 which puts the new franchise at a distinct disadvantage.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:13

The Warriors managed just 40 second-half points before their final 11-point flurry. Irving shot 16-of-29, but missed his final three shots, all in the final 1:52. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said he is sticking with shooting guard J.R. Smith in the starting lineup despite his struggles. They are averaging almost 119 points and winning by a record 16.9 per game in the postseason, and they've really picked it up lately.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:05

He also insisted that his team was better off playing at a high tempo than trying to slow down the Warriors . That game was last night's Game 3 , and it was brilliant in so many different ways . The Cavaliers don't have that luxury. Neither will turn 30 until next year, while Thompson and Green are only 27. "No, because we're not [chasing it]", Curry said.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:42

He had arguably the biggest play of the game, when he knocked down this three-pointer to give the Warriors a 114-113 lead, one that they wouldn't lose for the remainder of the game. Shifting big-to-small is a talent upgrade for Golden State, and a downgrade for the Cavs. Cleveland needs all sorts of combinations to work, but it really need its best players to play better in heavy minutes.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:12

Remember way back in 2016 during the NBA Finals when the Golden State Warriors took a 2-0 lead on the Cleveland Cavaliers? The Warriors , already on the longest playoff win streak in National Basketball Association history, set the North American sports playoff win streak mark with their 15th consecutive triumph, moving past the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins' 14-game run from the 1992 and 1993 Stanley Cup playoffs.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:43

Durant scored 31 points, Klay Thompson added 30, Steph Curry finished with 26. Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry added 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in his first finals triple double. This Cavs team is already lacking in defensive difference-makers, so the prospect of having to slow down arguably the two most explosive offensive threats in the National Basketball Association in a seven-game series is quite a daunting task.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:22

A look at what's happening all around the majors today: --- BIG SWINGS FOR SCOOTER One night after hitting four home runs to match the major league record, Scooter Gennett tries to extend his stunning power surge when the Reds host the Cardinals again.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:58

Lionel Messi has confirmed that he wants to hang up his boots at Barcelona amid reports claiming that the Argentina worldwide is set to commit his long-term future to the Nou Camp by signing a new deal. "You can not say that they "only" won the Copa del Rey", the Catalan added. 'They chased Real Madrid to the final day of the [La Liga] season. 'I am very happy that the club has chosen Valverde as head coach.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:22

But that Warriors team, which posted a record 73 wins in the 2015-16 season, was not as unsafe as the current squad due to the addition of four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant to an already formidable lineup. He shot 5 from 10 from three-point range, including a massive three with 3:10 left to put the Cavs up 6. Irving was every bit as impressive, going for 38 points, six rebounds and three assists on 16-for-29 shooting.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:12

We were one game away from winning a championship, so I don't think you can second guess that that much. "Especially with Draymond out", coach Steve Kerr said. Smith in the starting lineup despite his struggles. Golden State has scored 126 per game on almost 52 percent shooting over the last five games. Philippine Sports Institute (PSI) Mindanao coordinator Marlon Malbog, is also rooting for the Warriors in Game 3, saying: "Despite the Cavs' homecourt edge, Durant and Curry are too ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:00

It was just today it was just odd how it came about". "We'll see. On D-Day, we'll see if I can set my game up". She double-faulted on match point to hand Bopanna and Dabrowski the victory. Nadal said of his opponent: " He's a very good player". Third-seeded Simona Halep is playing No. 5 Elina Svitolina on Court Suzanne Lenglen. This year, he'll head to Wimbledon holding zero major titles.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:36

SOUTHAMPTON are poised to ask the English Premier League to investigate an alleged illegal approach from Liverpool for ex-Celtis defender Virgil van Dijk. Previously Van Dijk's image showed him in a Saints kit whereas now the picture is of him on global duty. As a result, Liverpool have tonight released a statement apologising for " any misunderstanding " and declaring that their interest in Van Dijk is at an end.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:22

Bacsinszky defeated French local Kristina Mladenovic 6-4 6-4 on Tuesday after a rain delay, while Ostapenko bested Caroline Wozniacki 4-6 6-2 6-2. The second set was a completely different story as Ostapenko struck powerful forehand winners to dominate her Danish opponent. On the cusp of 28, Bacsinszky has been through enough to have some perspective, and she spoke thoughtfully about the privilege she feels as an elite tennis player.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:56

But other parts of the testimony revealed new information. He also needs to be asked why, if he regarded the president's interventions into Federal Bureau of Investigation business as so troublesome, he didn't immediately sound the alarm with his superiors.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:53

That's been quite evident through two games. Durant then followed a Kyle Korver 3-pointer miss for Cleveland with a tension-packed 3-pointer with 45 seconds remaining that put the Warriors ahead 114-113. "I play my game and I don't change it", James said. It was Game 3 , after all, and many people were assuming this would be Cleveland's best chance at taking a game.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:49

The interest in championship series usually increase if they are evenly-matched, so if the Cavs can take a few games ABC would be in great shape. The Cavs went the final 3:09 without scoring, and now the reigning champs are facing elimination.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:36

The 2017 Formula One season moves to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the Canadian Grand Prix from June 9-11. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff doesn't believe that Sebastian Vettel's win in Monaco was the result of rogue tactics at Ferrari meant to favour the German to the detriment of team mate Kimi Raikkonen .