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Macron's party set to win in French parliamentary elections

Her defeat in May brought huge relief to European allies who had feared another populist upheaval to follow Britain's Brexit vote and Donald Trump's election as USA president , and disappointment to the party faithful. Partial official results show that French President Emmanuel Macron's new centrist party is clearly leading the first round of parliamentary elections crucial to his plans to change France . Read More »

Warriors heavy favorites to win 2018 National Basketball Association title

Andre [Iguodala] told me all the time, 'It is your time, go take it, it's about you .' But I'm like, 'No, it's about us. They did. Often. And finally. "Pretty much all their big-name guys are in their 20s, and they don't show any signs of slowing down". All they had to do was win. He came West and the Warriors may well not have won this ring without him. Read More »

'Amazing' Nadal better than ever, says Wawrinka

Rafael Nadal insists winning a record 10th French Open title on Sunday, and his 15th career Grand Slam crown, will not be his greatest achievement. "And Roger Federer is a very happy man that he didn't come to the French (Open ) because his confidence has not been dented. The doubts, I think, are good, because the doubts give you the possibility to work with more intensity, with more humility, and accepting that you need to keep working hard to improve things", he told a post-match ... Read More »

Warriors fans celebrate National Basketball Association title with rowdy street party


But it turns out Durant did have something to say about the Grammy-winning superstar, who is an unabashed fan of LeBron James and during Game 1 of the NBA Finals yelled "brick" when Durant was at the free throw line. With two championships in three years the only question worth asking now is how much further can they go. Pretty much all their guys are in their 20s. Read More »

Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland


Golden State Warriors won the Western Conference while Cleveland Cavaliers had another stellar season winning the Eastern Conference. Guard Shaun Livingston said he wouldn't visit the White House if the Warriors won the title. "I work hard, I believe in myself, I believe in the game, I respect the game, I love the game, and I knew at some point in my life that it will come around for me". Read More »

Smith says Aussies must win big against Bangladesh


But Aussie skipper Steve Smith said there could have been a "bit more urgency" to get the covers off when the rain stopped, with his team just four overs away from securing a much-needed tournament win. However, Hazlewood was in form as well after taking six wickets against New Zealand and he struck the first blow for Australia in the sixth over when he exposed Soumya Sarkar's leaden footwork, inducing an edge behind to wicketkeeper Matthew Wade. Read More »

Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to win National Basketball Association title

Replays showed that Durant did hit James on the head, which should have been his third personal foul. Not only does Durant finally get his first ring, his epic Finals performance also earned him the MVP, CBS Sports reports . "It was a proud moment for me". Going into the game, the Warriors were listed in most sportsbooks as 9- or 9.5-point favorites, meaning that in order for Warriors bettors to cash in on their ticket, the Warriors had to win by ten or more points. Read More »

Mladenovic Magic Propels Her to Muguruza Matchup


Thirteenth seed Mladenovic made a flying start with the vociferous backing of her home crowd on Court Suzanne Lenglen - unfamiliar surroundings for Muguruza, who had played each of her previous three matches in this year's tournament on Court Philippe Chatrier. Read More »

Banks penalty gives Highlanders win over Lions


That swung the momentum right back to the hosts, who then bulldozed the Lions' scrum - for Banks to slot a penalty to wrestle back the lead, 23-22. Warburton , returning from an ankle injury which has restricted him to only 60 minutes playing time on tour, had a strong game and saw positives in a performance in which the Lions outscored the Highlanders three tries to two. Read More »

AB De Villiers to lead Proteas in England T20 series

The fielding was fantastic and everyone was behind the bowlers. I believe we're the very closest unit. "All in all, it hasn't been a good tournament for us", du Plessis said. Came unstuck against a better team. The reigning champions were far too good for their opponents at the Oval as they won by eight wickets after easily chasing down a modest target of 192. Read More »

Andy Murray v Juan Martin del Potro - player profiles

Del Potro is still working his way back to his rightful ranking after the wrist problems that nearly ended his career, and the big question was how he would pull up physically. The defending champion then revealed that, although his coaching partnership with Andre Agassi has come to an end for this tournament, it is set to continue in the long term. Read More »

Steve Kerr Joins Celtics Legends, Phil Jackson In Impressive NBA Finals Company


Cavaliers SF LeBron James played in his 217th career postseason game, moving past C Shaquille O'Neal for seventh place on the all-time list. Drafted second overall in 2007, Durant went on to average 20.3 points per game in his rookie campaign with the Seattle SuperSonics, one of the few bright spots during the team's dismal season, and was a runaway victor of the NBA Rookie of the Year award. Read More »

La Decima - The Story: The final preparation

Rafael Nadal admits he doubted he'd ever win another Grand Slam title after a three-year drought at the majors and an ongoing battle with injuries and poor form. Nadal captured the 2017 French Open title without dropping a set. A 15th major moves Nadal ahead of Pete Sampras in the all-time records list, and to within three of his great rival Roger Federer . Read More »

John Terry transfer odds: Will Aston Villa sign Chelsea legend?

The England worldwide, who will officially end his 22-year spell at Stamford Bridge at the end of next month, is also a target for Premier League side Bournemouth . The former England Under-20 worldwide has never played for the Old Trafford club with his career so far seeing nine loan moves to various Football League clubs. Read More »

Kevin Durant named unanimous 2017 Finals MVP

For all the attractive basketball that had been played between these two teams in the past two Finals, there was always an asterisk tacked on to the result. Not to mention a healthy one after his 2016 injuries. In total, the game featured nine U.S. Olympians. "They're going to be around for a while". LeBron James would be brilliant, but the defense that was questionable all season would make key mistakes giving up easy buckets, and even a hot night from J.R. Read More »

Novak Djokovic wins opening match at French Open


The match I played was good. Under a hot sun, Djokovic was in a joyful mood on the showcase Philippe Chatrier court. The heavy favourite for the title looked in imperious form as he steamed through the first set in under half an hour, on his way to a 6-1 6-4 6-1 victory. Read More »

Hart likely to miss out for England in France


The game had disappointed for long spells in the June sunshine in Glasgow but was sparked into life when Oxlade-Chamberlain, introduced by Southgate only moments earlier, opened the scoring on 70 minutes. "We have been away with the marines and we spoke about being ready for any situation". History has shown some players just can't recreate their exploits for their club on the global stage, but Kane is unlikely to fall into that bracket and his late strike to save the day may be a ... Read More »

Hogg to miss remainder of Lions tour


A sloppy endgame which saw them concede eight second-half penalties allowed the Highlanders , missing nine of their All Blacks three days out from their warm-up Test against Samoa, back into this contest with a succession of scrum misdemeanours costing Gatland's men dearly. Read More »

Durant vindicates decision to join Golden State


LeBron James had a stellar Finals average of 41 points 13 rebounds and eight assists, and Kyrie Irving - the Cavs' All-Star playmaker and one of the architects of last year's championship - contributed 26 points and six assists. He's the only one I looked at and said he's the only guy that could look me eye to eye and I knew it was going to be a battle. "We were able to get them a year ago and they went out and got one of the best players this league has ever seen", Cavaliers star LeBron ... Read More »

Draymond Green phantom technical foul leads to Finals controversy

Let's make sure you're playing and I get to watch. "But the biggest thing was that they brought a level of physicality that we didn't match". "How can we play physical with some of the stuff going on out there tonight?" "I talked to my dad, my grandmother, every person I saw walking down the street, my mom, Everybody's like, 'Keep your cool". Read More »

South Africa start off tournament with a comfortable win

In reply, Sri Lanka were off to a flying start thanks to a blistering innings from Niroshan Dickwella and Upul Tharanga but their valiant efforts were cut short by Imran Tahir fiery spell. The pressure they created could have earned more rewards, but Lasith Malinga failed to get a hand on a Faf du Plessis top edge when he was on only eight. Read More »