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LeBron James' Top NBA Finals Performances

What made them great: The Showtime Lakers averaged 117.8 points on 51.6 percent shooting, with Johnson leading the league in assists and winning his first MVP award. Green said James had started the super team concept. Some teams wouldn't embrace a guy who came into a situation like ours. "Guys like Steph Curry welcoming him and kind of let him shine, it worked out like it should". Read More »

England ODI team not 'finished article' yet, says Joe Root

First, it was the bowlers who produced a brilliant performance to restrict the formidable England batting line-up to 211 after Sarfraz Ahmed opted to bowl on the pitch which was the same one used against Sri Lanka . Abbas also heavily criticised the English team for blaming the Cardiff pitch for their defeat to Pakistan in the semi-finals. The quick scoring helped Pakistan get past the DLS par score in the rain-affected game against South Africa . Read More »

Russia set for World Cup stress test in Confederations Cup

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The eight-team tournament will put Russia's ability to handle thousands of visiting and home fans under the spotlight. Russian President Vladimir Putin will on Saturday attend the first match of the FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament, in which Russia will meet New Zealand , Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. Read More »

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen turns up the heat on Gatland

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It was time he had a pop, too. News broke on Friday that Gatland meant to call up four players from Wales in a bid to ensure that anyone selected for the Test side would not be faced with having to play in a midweek match also. Ben Te'o was another who can expect to start against New Zealand but the Lions still struggled to find a way to turn his line-breaks into five points. Read More »

Amir fit for Champions Trophy final

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In the current championship tournament against India at Edgbaston, Pakistan pacers and spinners looked blunt as India recovered from a slow start easily to post 319/3 in a revised 48 overs tie. Sarfraz also spoke about the pressure ahead of the big game against India. After three early dismissals, Malik (128) joined forces with Mohammad Yousuf (87) and took the Indian bowlers to the cleaners. Read More »

The top 3 miss US Open cut, Fowler lurking

Open . Throughout the round he had to battle with the course and the blustery conditions but the 28-year-old did enough to stay four shots behind first-round leader Rickie Fowler . "I've been very light on competitive rounds", McIlroy said. Rain that was supposed to fall on Thursday came overnight instead, and the batch forecasted for Friday is now expected for Saturday. Read More »

India vs Pakistan final: Playing without pressure or excitement, says Virat Kohli

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Put in to bat by Windies skipper Richie Richardson, Pakistan rode on Rameez Raja's 102 and Miandad's unbeaten 61-ball 57 to post 220/2 in 50 overs. Dismissing complaints by England captain Eoin Morgan over the nature of the pitch used for the match, Zaheer said that Pakistan had thoroughly outplayed the opposition in all three departments of the game. Read More »

Sarfraz Ahmed's Etawah-based mamu roots for India in Champions Trophy final

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The ball hasn't swung, but you can see - for the first time arguably - that India bowlers have had defensive plans in place, and have executed them, especially Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah. Even though their opening match in the group stages did not end up to be a thriller, India versus Pakistan matches have over the years had fans from both the countries sitting on the edge of their seats. Read More »

Astros' offense struggles against Red Sox

Brian McCann tied it for Houston in the seventh, homering into the upper deck in right field off Drew Pomeranz . Royals 3, Angels 1: Lorenzo Cain hit two homers and drove in three runs, and Ian Kennedy retired the first 17 Angels to end his 16-start winless skid in Kansas City's sixth consecutive victory. Read More »

JB Holmes one shot off US Open lead heading into weekend

The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department identified the bacteria in a water sample taken from a hydration station connected to a well near the 12th hole. "I did everything I could to make more birdies coming in", he said. Some of the world's top-ranked players and pre-tournament favourites look poised to miss the cut. Read More »

Four players tied for US Open lead

World number one Johnson , who recorded his first major victory in this tournament at Oakmont a year ago, flirted with the projected cut mark all day . Day's meltdown began when not one, but two chips from the first cut of rough behind the fourth green hit the top of the hill, then trundled back down to nearly where Day was standing. Read More »

US Open sees top seeds cut, four-way tie for lead

Open history. That still didn't appear to be almost enough. "I showed up for the last six holes, anyway", he said. But at 5-over 149, he'll have the weekend off, too. "It was a huge battle out there for me and any flaw is more exposed at the majors". "And unfortunately, this didn't pan out". A recurring rib injury limited his practice time and kept him from starts at the BMW Championship and Memorial. Read More »

US Open 2017: Four tied for lead heading into the weekend

Open setup, but I'm a big fan", McIlroy said. After opening with a 79, Jason Day's struggles continued with a second-round 75 ensuring he ended the longest active streak of cuts made (17) at the majors. That still didn't appear to be almost enough. He was still 9 over for the tournament going into his last six holes, but he found a groove that offered at least a few good vibes heading into next week's Travelers Championship. Read More »

Watch Brad Keselowski's Awesome Interview With Ryan Blaney After Pocono Win

On Saturday, during an all-driver broadcast, Blaney interviewed Xfinity race victor Brad Keselowski . Jones finished third at the Monster Energy NASCAR Pocono 400 on Sunday. Kyle Busch had three of the victories, Carl Edwards had two, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth one each. What Else Happened: Strategy was on display from almost the start of the race, the first held at Pocono since the stage format was introduced this season. Read More »

Team India played 'smart' cricket: Virat Kohli

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Aamir is fit. We were bad", Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur says. Reacting to the allegations of Aamir and Harbhajan Singh, Sourav Ganguly, reacting to the announcement of Ganguly, said this is not the first occasion when that players of the current Pakistani group have been focused by previous Pakistan cricketers. Read More »

Amir likely to play CT final

It has played as though it has nothing to lose, with a freedom to express its skills, which is commendable considering the situation it found itself in. "We will go with Amir if he is fit". He said India s batting order is decorated with many brilliant talents, but the Pakistan bowlers will realise the paramount importance of controlling Virat Kohli . Read More »

US Open leaderboard crowded at the top

He shot 73 and missed the cut by three. The last time Day missed a cut in a major was the 2012 PGA Championship, ending a run of 17, which was the longest active streak. I've known my game could be capable. with my distance and my wedge game. "When I got here Friday, put a lot of work in - not a lot, but I tried to pace myself". Read More »

Kedar Jadhav finds his bowling cues in Mahendra Singh Dhoni's eyes

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Talking about the fantastic bowling from Kedar Jadhav , Kohli said that he's not a surprise package. But we will also have to think if we have enough quality replacement players. During the India-Bangladesh semi-final in the Champions Trophy , we saw something that we don't see very often. Pakistan has requested ICC to postpone the match so that team gets more time to prepare for players' safety. Read More »

Penguins win Stanley Cup in controversial Game 6

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I just wanted to see if there was one chance to do it, we would try. "We had a lot of injuries and things like that". We kept the same group together. "Every player speaks volumes of his leadership on that team". The Penguins will be the last team placed on the bottom ring of the Cup, according to The Hockey News , which means in 2018, a new ring will be added to the cup. Read More »

Matsuyama's 65 puts him in the hunt

Johnson has missed just four PGA Tour cuts in the past 23 months - dating back to the 2016 PGA Championship - but it's now two straight since the Memorial two weeks ago and this week at the U.S. Open being the toughest test in golf, preferring instead the "ultimate test". I definitely hit it better off the tee. I mean, if I can make four birdies around here, you know, that'd be pretty good. Read More »

Manchester United fall short with second Ivan Perisic bid

And Lindelof, speaking to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, reflected on the exchange he had with the 54-year-old prior to switching Lisbon for Manchester. United announced the £30m signing of Benfica ace Victor Lindelof last week and are hopeful of signing Alvaro Morata , though Cristiano Ronaldo's wish to leave Real Madrid could complicate negotiations. Read More »

Juve confirm Chelsea bid for Sandro

And players are always their own boss. But a potential transfer for the 26-year-old is proving highly hard with Juve unwilling to sell their top players. With Champions League football back on the agenda at Stamford Bridge next season, Conte is keen to add greater depth to his squad and is hoping to provide Marcos Alonso with stiff competition by bringing Sandro in. Read More »