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Kevin Durant denies getting post-Game 7 phone call from Draymond Green

And while most teams would prefer not to live on the edge, the Cavaliers seem to thrive there. They are up 3-1 in the best-of-seven series - again. It's unsafe, and not for the faint of heart. In the 2016-2017 regular season , Thompson averaged 9.9 rebounds per game (3.8 offensive rebounds) in 58 wins compared to 7.8 rebounds per game (3.4 offensive rebounds) in 20 losses. Read More »

Starc restricts Bangladesh to 182 at Oval

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The Australian bowlers were taken to the cleaners by New Zealand batsmen in their previous game and their batsmen too were put under pressure in the chase before rain gods intervened and the match was abandoned . Australia now have two points from as many matches and they will now have to win their last Group A match against England on June 10 to qualify for the semifinals. Read More »

PSG Slap In Bid For Manchester United Target

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Torino forward Belotti burst into spotlight last season, scoring 26 Serie A goals for Torino and catching the attention of some of world football's biggest clubs. "I want to keep Belotti as he has a contract until 2021". "After that, there's a release clause that would force me to sell him, providing someone came in with €100m from overseas". Read More »

Penguins' Stanley Cup victory parade will be held Wednesday

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Patric Hornqvist #72 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators during the third period in Game Six of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Bridgestone Arena on June 11, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. Read More »

Durant Vehemently Denies Draymond Called Him Right After 2016 Finals

For Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue , the physical turn the NBA Finals took in Game 4 is just what he wanted and is the recipe he hopes the Cavaliers will follow for the rest of the series against the Golden State Warriors . But the series has now moved back to the Warriors' home court, where the 2015 champions can be even more formidable. The over-under was at 221.5 points. Read More »

Eddie Lacy passes his latest weigh-in, cashes in

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Back in May, Lacy earned a cool $55,000 during his first weigh-in when he checked in at 253 pounds. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app . He weighed 231 coming out of Alabama in 2013. The 27-year-old eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing twice in his National Football League career, averaging 4.4 yards per carry with 23 rushing touchdowns. Read More »

Manchester United fans react to news of €60m Alvaro Morata bid

Do you think Morata will leave Real in the upcoming window? "He wants to play more which is normal for an attacker who has scored 20 goals". It is too little. 'That is what Alvaro wants. He doesn't want to have another season like this one. Fabinho made his name as a right-back after joining Monaco in 2013 but he reinvented himself as a defensive midfielder last season and played a key role during what was an excellent campaign for the French outfit. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury waives no-movement clause

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Each team has to expose one goaltender to the Vegas Golden Knights, with the Penguins electing to protect the 23-year-old Matt Murray . Fleury informed the Penguins of his decision Monday morning, just hours before the NHL's 2 p.m. Fleury has seemingly been on his way out Pittsburgh since the 2016 postseason, when Matt Murray replaced him in net due to injury and backstopped the Penguins to their first of two Stanley Cup championships. Read More »

India win toss, Kohli decides to bowl first

De Villiers also praised the opponents and said the Virat Kohli-led Indian team, which defeated them by eight wickets to enter the semi-finals, had a great intensity which helped them a lot. The team bowled almost 24 maiden overs, an example of their stranglehold on the opposition batsmen. Whereas I've grown so used to the free flowing, often powerful starts to our batting, today was slightly timid and that led to a position where you could nearly see a panic creep in to our play. Read More »

England boss Gareth Southgate applauds U20's after Wolrd Cup win

England won the Under-20 World Cup. England's team in 2013 - the last time they competed in the event - featured Ross Barkley, John Stones, Harry Kane and Eric Dier. "When he ( Venezuela keeper Wuilker Farinez) kept making those saves I was thinking, "Oh no, he's going to win it, he's going to nick my trophy". The South Americans, playing bright and positive football, went close to an opener in the 24th minute when a thundering 35-metre free kick from Ronaldo Lucena crashed against ... Read More »

French Open 2017: Murray Defeats Nishikori to Enter Semi Finals

It was just today it was odd how it came about. Lendl told Press Association Sport: "Obviously winning is better but I knew the reasons why he is struggling". Thiem reached the final four a year ago. He's a great player. Djokovic the master of Thiem - Novak Djokovic hopes his fledgling partnership Andre Agassi can inspire the Serb back to his very best. Read More »

Stuttering Murray faces Del Potro test in Paris

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Murray of Great Britain will face the victor of the match between John Isner of the United States or Russian Karen Khachanov , next. "I have been playing great, great points during the whole first set", said Del Potro. Muguruza beat Serena Williams in the French Open final past year. The Scot, who finished a total of 44 winners and converted 6 of 17 break points, prevailed in the following two sets with 7-5, 6-0, spoiling his Argentine opponent's 100th victory in Grand Slam tournaments. Read More »

Lakers draft rumors: 3 reasons to go with Dennis Smith Jr

The Lakers still like Lonzo as a playmaker and leader, which means for once his father, LaVar Ball, isn't spewing total crap out of his mouth. These reports were fairly curious considering there was a time when they were reportedly "enamored" with the UCLA prospect , but as the draft approaches and the Lakers' brass has seen more prospects up close the decision might not be so clear cut. Read More »

Panthers hire Bob Boughner as head coach

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It was announced on Twitter Monday morning that Bob Boughner will be the team's head coach. "I think we have a lot of great pieces here to build something special in South Florida", Boughner said. "We believe that he is the right leader to get our team back to competing towards our goal of winning the Stanley Cup". He previously worked as a head coach of the OHL's Windsor Spitfires, winning Coach of the Year honors twice during his eight seasons. Read More »

Record-breaking Cavaliers turn up the heat on Golden State

For all the sublime abilities of his Golden State Warriors teammates, such as Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson , the Cleveland Cavaliers are fully aware of what Curry represents. It's the first time in NBA history the same two teams have met in the NBA Finals , and Cleveland is trying to become the first team to come back in the Finals after being down 3-0. Read More »

Draymond Green stays in Game 4 after confusing officiating blunder

That play, of course, was Green swiping at LeBron James' groin as the world's best player stepped over him in an act Green and his team viewed as an intentional, emasculating taunt. It was all very confusing, and afterward no less so to perhaps everyone beyond Green and the officiating crew. Late in Game 4 past year, Green swiped at LeBron James' groin and was subsequently given a flagrant foul. Read More »

Warriors need only to stay in character

Some variation of those words was written or uttered somewhere nearly one year ago. The Cavaliers won the next three games and the championship. It might be different if the Warriors were coming off an injury or a suspension, like they were last summer, but their roster is still fully healthy. Read More »

Draymond Green takes shot at Cavaliers fans

My goodness. It's insane to think that he thought it was my second technical foul and I would get a technical foul for that". Callahan said he didn't find out there was a misunderstanding about the first technical foul being on Kerr and not Green until Green picked up the technical in the second half, and official John Goble admitted he should have done a better job clarifying the first one. Read More »

WR Jeremy Maclin picks Ravens over Bills, signs 2-year deal

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After visiting with the Ravens and the Bills last week, Maclin made a decision to head to Baltimore, where could settle into a starting role in three-wideout sets with Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman . But Anderson's report suggested the Eagles pushed for Maclin despite the crowded crop of receivers on their roster. Jeremy Maclin stretches for a first down during a game last season. Read More »

Insigne and Belotti shine in Italy romp

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In the second half, the hosts only needed seven minutes to double their lead. Lorenzo Insigne opened the scoring for the hosts with a wonderful goal 10 minutes before the break after Italy had squandered some early chances, and Andrea Belotti netted the second soon after half-time. Read More »

Golden State Warriors win their second National Basketball Association title in three years

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Get highlights and analysis "After the Game" on ABC7. Kyrie Irving 26 added points and J.R. Smith chipped in with 25. "I thought the first two games [we] were being too nice", Lue told reporters Tuesday . Durant would finish the 1st half with 21 points on just 10 shots in 18 minutes. "Our mindset has to be winning games and not smiling back and forth or talking and playing". Read More »

Draymond Green on Clevelanders: 'They don't seem to be the sharpest people'

But on the court, being the bad guy almost got Green ejected. "I thought I deserved it, but I thought I heard the announcer say, the PA announcer say that it was on Draymond". Goble said he thought he had verbalized to the table that the initial technical was on Kerr, but said after watching the video that he should have done a better job with that. Read More »

Hartlepool lad Harry is a World Cup victor!

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Fans had been swarming the Suwon World Cup Stadium for hours before the match kicked off, with many England supporters listening to live K-Pop performances amid tight security at the arena. Everton has provided other impressive performers in right-back Jonjoe Kelly, midfielder Kieran Dowell and forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin. England defender Jake Clarke-Salter was ruled to have brought down Penaranda inside the area, a decision confirmed by the video assistant referee, but Woodman ... Read More »

A lesson learned for Warriors' Green

Irving hit 15-of-27 shots from the floor, going 7-of-12 from 3-point range to set the pace for a finals record 24 3-points on 45 attempts. "When you're able to focus in for possession by possession and still have your wind and be able to vocally tell everyone what spot they need to be in because you've prepared, it's a hard task", Irving said . Read More »