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Otto Warmbier's release from North Korea: A timeline

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State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert also said it was "just too soon to say" whether Warmbier's release could lead to more dialogue by Washington and Pyongyang. His four past trips in 2013 and 2014 generated a storm of publicity, most of it unfavorable, and did little in terms of diplomacy. There was no clear sign that the former National Basketball Association bad boy would meet leader Kim Jong Un, as he did on previous visits to the isolated country. Read More »

Stephen A. Smith apologizes to Durant's mother after Warriors win title

During his 2014 MVP speech, Kevin thanked his mother for her sacrificies to ensure he and his brother had the very best while growing up. "Mama Durant , nothing but love for you too", Hart said . After his 10 years in the NBA , Durant earned his first-ever championship on Monday after a 129-120 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers in game five . Read More »

Golden State warriors look to build dynasty

The muscle-bound Iguodala, the Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) when the Warriors won in 2015, unloaded 20 points in 38 minutes, recording a sterling nine-of-14 shooting from the field. James collected a game-high 13 rebounds, eight assists and two steals to go with his 41 points in becoming the first player ever to average a triple-double in the Finals. Read More »

Grand Rapids Griffins hoist AHL Calder Cup

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Bertuzzi generated 19 points in 19 games after he had 37 points in 48 contests during the regular season. Another former Bulls captain - Dan Cleary - was also listed on the Griffins roster, serving in a mostly non-playing mentorship role with young Detroit Red Wings prospects assigned to Grand Rapids. Read More »

Champions Trophy semi-final: Pakistan opt to bowl against England

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England's test wicketkeeper, brought in to open for the first time in global cricket in place of the out-of-form Jason Roy, responded with a battling 43 - but bereft of a major contribution on a dry pitch that precluded fluent strokeplay as the ball swung, only top-scorer Joe Root's 46 and Ben Stokes' late determination helped drag the hosts above 200. Read More »

Pakistan limit England to 211 in Champions Trophy semi-final

Jonny Bairstow opening for England along with Alex Hales. Pakistan has the bowlers that can swing the ball and cause problems to England's top order. Eoin Morgan's side have won 12 of their last 14 ODIs against today's opponents, but Pakistan did win their last game against England in this format, which coincidently was on the same ground last September. Read More »

What to expect in the semi-finals of Champions Trophy

On the other hand, England reached the semifinals without losing a single match, and in their winning course, they beat Bangladesh , New Zealand , and the mighty Aussies. However, England captain Eoin Morgan played down the importance of past year s result by saying Tuesday: "I think the impact of that series was 4-1". Read More »

Warriors Reportedly Unanimously Decide To Skip White House Visit

We asked a Russian to hack the feed from the locker room to see what they sprayed. "I don't know. I probably won't", West said. According to Thomas Nuemann of ESPN , the tradition of championship teams visiting the White House goes back to at least August 30, 1865, when President Andrew Johnson welcomed the Brooklyn Atlantics and Washington Nationals amateur baseball clubs. Read More »

Chelsea begin defence of title at home to Burnley

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The official Tottenham Twitter feed said: "Please not: Burnley (H) Aug 26 is the same day as the RL Challenge Cup Final and will need to be rescheduled". Arsenal, meanwhile, will kick off the new season with a home game against Leicester City . The returns are scheduled for April 7/8. Looking ahead to the end of the season, the promoted trio all appear to have a challenging run-in. Read More »

Warriors put away Cavs, claim second title in three years

There wasn't another incredible comeback in the cards for the Cleveland Cavaliers , as they fell in five games in the 2017 NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors Monday night in Oakland . Kerr returned to full-time coaching for the Final's second game. If you give all your effort and all the fight and all the heart you got, it doesn't necessarily mean you're going to win. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli stars as India smash Pakistan

In front of a cacophonous capacity crowd in Birmingham , and up to a billion television viewers worldwide, Pakistan were shoddy in the field, flaky under catches and too passive with ball in hand as Rohit Sharma , Shikhar Dhawan , Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh all helped themselves to half-centuries. Read More »

Pakistan win the toss, put England to bat first

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Pakistan won by a closer-than-it-looks three wickets in dramatic fashion, and will play England on Wednesday on the same ground. They definitely were impressive against New Zealand, beating them by five wickets . After guiding the team along with Shakib Al Hasan to a famous win which ultimately sealed their progress to the semifinals of the Champions Trophy where they will face India on Thursday, Mahmudullah held out the back of his bat to the dressing room after the customary bow down ... Read More »

Ratings for Predators - Penguins Stanley Cup Final peak in Pittsburgh

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Injuries played a big role in Tampa Bay's inability to make the postseason but you can bet your bottom dollar that Steve Yzerman plans on having a busy summer. With 14 seconds left in the game, the Pens' Carl Hagelin put the puck in an unguarded net. This championship season for the Penguins lacked some of the drama from a year ago, but it was far from a slam dunk. Read More »

Green means go: Garcia looks for another major at US Open

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Since his win at Augusta, Garcia has experienced a mixed bag on tour. But they are results the man himself was not that pleased with. "It is kind of 'linksy, '" Garcia said of his intial impressions. And when he does and he gets a taste for it, he has the confidence to know that he can do it. Factor in the ridiculous length of Erin Hills favoring long, accurate hitters like Johnson and you have a nice recipe for an under bet in this situation. Read More »

Roma appoint Eusebio Di Francesco as new manager

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Sassuolo coach Eusebio Di Francesco moved a step closer to taking over at Roma after the clubs agreed a compensation package, reports on Tuesday said. Clearly, the club is working to get to the top of European football. "There's a desire to achieve something big and build a team that entertains". According to market analyst Gianluca Di Marzio, the Sassuolo midfielder is ready to accept a return to Trigoria. Read More »

LeBron's title window may have been shut by Warriors

In last year's NBA Finals , the Warriors took a 3-1 lead heading into Game 5, the same as it had this year, but Curry's team didn't manage to wrap up the series. Money and egos aside, the Warriors blended beautifully from the day Durant first walked into team headquarters. "I told you when I was 8 years old". Read More »

Lonzo Ball Stars in Hilarious Foot Locker Commercial

Financial terms were not disclosed. "This wasn't all about the money", said Ball. I think we all just became Lonzo Ball fans. Green, West among Warriors who will not visit White HouseDurant, Warriors close out Cavs in styleWarriors next chall. Read More »

Puck Dynasty: Penguins in historic company after Cup triumph

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If you're local team has ever won a championship, you know that the thrill of victory can lead people to do some unreasonable things. According to Bovada, the Penguins are early favorites to win again next season with 9-1 odds. Winning two in a row is nearly impossible, underscored by the fact that the Pittsburgh Penguins are the first to accomplish the feat since the Detroit Red Wings did so in 1998. Read More »

Warriors to decide on White House visit 'when and if necessary'

With news sites from as far away as England "reporting" on the " report ", readers online were coming unglued, either praising or trashing but mostly praising the Warriors for their reported "unanimous" decision to skip the visit. "I think we handle it when it gets there". And while the Warriors may have more so-called "star power", you could make a good argument that the Pistons' mentality and the sum of their parts was better. Read More »

Gianluca Di Marzio: Paris Saint-Germain monitoring the situation of Ivan Perisic

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Manchester United are believed to be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements this summer as Mourinho prepares for his second season in charge at Old Trafford - and a return to the Champions League. The 28-year-old Croatian scored 12 goals and created a further 13 in 42 matches for the 2010 Treble winners. Mourinho is determined to get the Premier League club's highest-priority business done by the start of July, and it is understood that the main negotiation point that needs to be ... Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers top Golden State Warriors to stay alive

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We just kept telling the guys, they're going to get exhausted. Last summer Kevin Durant made a move that decimated one contender (Oklahoma City) and turned a team that had already been to the Finals two years running into a juggernaut. James added he would do the same if in the future he gets to lead a team from the front office. "We're happy, we're pumped because of the way the game ended, but we got a lot of work to do". Read More »

Chelsea expected to sign free replacement for £10m former Blue

Cape Town - Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is hoping to see former Chelsea captain John Terry follow him from London to the south coast. Well, while it might not be the exciting start to Chelsea's summer transfer plans that the fans want, Caballero could prove to be a useful and important addition. Read More »