Author: 0 Lineups the same, Warriors-Cavs tipoff Game 3

He also finished a flawless 14-of-14 from the free-throw line in the contest tying him with Hall of Famer Magic Johnson for second-most attempts made without a miss in an NBA Finals game in league history. My game is getting my guys involved. The NBA's best postseason run is the 15-1 mark of the 2001 Lakers, while the 1983 Philadelphia 76ers went 12-1.

Author: 0 Bacsinszky evens match in French Open semifinals

Nadal, seeking a 10th French Open crown, plays a friend and fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta , while Djokovic faces Austria's, Dominic Thiem . "In the USA, tennis is quite popular in some regions, but red clay is not so popular because you play on green clay in the US, historically speaking", said Sam Primaut, the director of the Fédération Française de Tennis, France's tennis governing body.

Sport Juventus coach Allegri renews contract until 2020
Author: 0 Juventus coach Allegri renews contract until 2020

Allegri guided Juventus to hat-trick of Serie A and Coppa Italia titles and two Champions League final appearances in three seasons, since replacing Antonio Conte in July 2014. Juventus says "Allegri has undeniably transformed the club into a significant player on the continent". The deal is reportedly worth up to 8 million euros ($9 million) per season, including bonuses.

Sport Kellogg takes Australian tennis player to court over 'Special K' nickname
Author: 0 Kellogg takes Australian tennis player to court over 'Special K' nickname

However, Kellogg, which has held an Australian trademark for its Special K breakfast cereal for more than 50 years, has launched legal action to stop him. Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis lost at the French Open, but now he's got a new battle with Kellogg's. Kokkinakis has reached a career-high world No.

Author: 0 Durant's three sinks Cavaliers

Klay Thompson added 30 points and Stephen Curry had 26 for this California Dream Team now one win from its second title in three years. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combined for 77 points, and James rested only two minutes the entire game.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors eyeing 16-0

I played against some great teams, but I don't think no team has had this type of firepower. Paul Pierce, who on Sunday called Durant the best player in the world, may be onto something. In fact, LeBron's production has decreased in every quarter in the three games. He's shooting just 36 percent in the fourth quarter. The Cavs missed their last eight shots and didn't score in the last 3:09 of the game.

Author: 0 LeBron James takes hard fall but bounces back to lead Cavs

They may have no choice. Now Cleveland , which a year ago became the first team to recover from a 3-1 Finals deficit, faces historically long odds again. Prior to the Warriors 2017 run, the 1983 Philadelphia 76ers were one of the few National Basketball Association teams that came closest to perfection.

Author: 0 CT 2017: Unchanged India bat first against Sri Lanka

This is the first time this pitch is being used in the Champions Trophy . News Nation Sports Desk shall be doing a match preview on Facebook covering the team previews and possible outcome of the match. The game opens the tournament right up as the weekend's fixtures, England against Australia on Saturday and South Africa against India on Sunday, are both knockout games.

Author: 0 Groenefeld eying another mixed doubles title in Paris

This is Bopanna's maiden Grand Slam title. Rohan Bopanna says he is playing the "best tennis" of his career after he achieved a personal goal of winning a Grand Slam title. Ostapenko won 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3, sealing the win on her second match point with a forehand victor to break Bacsinszky's serve for the fourth time in the set.

Sport Marcus Rashford would welcome Alvaro Morata arrival at Man United
Author: 0 Marcus Rashford would welcome Alvaro Morata arrival at Man United

However, some other sources say that he has already signed a contract with AC Milan to become the star of the Italian club. A ranking produced by accountancy firm KPMG's Football Benchmark intelligence unit came up with a broadly similar ranking though they placed Real Madrid in second spot.

Author: 0 Thiem poised for French Open Nadal test

Rafael Nadal advanced to the French Open semifinals for the 10th time when Pablo Carreno Busta retired from their match because of injury. Briton Andy Murray shrugged off a sluggish start to claim a 2-6 6-1 7-6 (0) 6-1 victory over eighth seed Kei Nishikori.

Author: 0 Iran rejects Trump's comments on Tehran attacks, calls it 'repugnant'

Iran's Intelligence Ministry confirmed on Thursday that five of the men involved in terror attacks in Iran had fought for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., said. "In the last eight months, what price has Russian Federation paid for attacking American democracy?" President Hassan Rouhani called for global unity against violent extremism.

Sport Durant helps Warriors into 3-0 series lead
Author: 0 Durant helps Warriors into 3-0 series lead

The Warriors stayed within striking distance until the very end, when there was Durant. Really, it was fine, because the Warriors have Kevin Durant . The Golden State Warriors are one win from a sweep, from revenge, from history. The Cavs finished with 46 points in the paint. He also insisted that his team was better off playing at a high tempo than trying to slow down the Warriors .

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: India Vs Sri Lanka Preview

Mathews returns to the team , but his calf injury has not healed enough to allow him to bowl against India; he will play purely as a batsman. Chamara Kapugedera will also not be a part of this match against India , with the batsman ruled out for the rest of the tournament after injuring his knee in training.

Sport Rinne's 'soccer save' sticks it to Penguins' top line
Author: 0 Rinne's 'soccer save' sticks it to Penguins' top line

They got more, just not almost enough against Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators . Nashville's depth players and middle-of-the-road players have badly outplayed its counterparts with the Penguins . "I feel like he's got the greatest shot I've ever seen, but usually he comes to the zone and looks to me", said Malkin. "But at the moment that was a big play".

Sport Pepe's decade of titles, tantrums at Madrid is over
Author: 0 Pepe's decade of titles, tantrums at Madrid is over

The teenager has rejected the offer of a new five-year contract with AC Milan and is instead waiting to join Real on a free transfer when his contract expires in the summer of 2018. I saw that the club's treatment of me wasn't ideal. "They offered me a one-year deal". The La Liga Champions nearly signed the Spanish No.1 on deadline day two years ago but failed to submit their paperwork on time.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant's last-minute heroics extend Golden State Warriors' lead over Cleveland Cavaliers

The 2017 NBA Finals will continue on Friday as the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Golden State Warriors for Game 4. Paul Pierce, who on Sunday called Durant the best player in the world, may be onto something. And now here he is, one win away from an elusive title, "and I think", Kerr said, smiling, as he summed up more than just Durant's night, "he's having the time of his life out there".

Sport New Zealand make solid start before rain delay
Author: 0 New Zealand make solid start before rain delay

Captain Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat first on a very flat wicket and was on the front foot from the word go. Josh Hazzlewood ran through New Zealand's lower-order and returned with impressive figures of six for 52 from his nine overs.

Sport James Hardy III Cause of Death: How Did Former NFLer Die?
Author: 0 James Hardy III Cause of Death: How Did Former NFLer Die?

Wednesday after a worker at a water treatment plant noticed a foul smell coming from the area around the dam. According to NBC's Fort Wayne affiliate , Hardy was reported missing by his family weeks ago. He played several sports at nearby Elmhurst High School before going on to play football for the University of Indiana. In 2014, Hardy was committed to a mental health facility after he was accused of attacking three police officers and a judge ruled he was not competent to stand trial.

Sport Alun Wyn Jones to lead Lions recovery mission against Crusaders
Author: 0 Alun Wyn Jones to lead Lions recovery mission against Crusaders

Williams scored the Blues' second try and created the third. We've played a lot better and we've put ourselves in a position to win the game. Umaga said the try was built from confidence in what they can do. Wales centre Davies produced a stellar end to his club campaign to drive the Scarlets to the Guinness PRO12 title, but he admitted he now faces a huge challenge to fight his way into the Lions' Test consideration.

Author: 0 Liverpool 'end interest' in Virgil van Dijk and apologise to Southampton

Widespread reports following the Virgil van Dijk debacle have confirmed that the Dutch defender is Liverpool's alternative. " Liverpool Football Club would like to put on record our regret over recent media speculation regarding Southampton Football Club and player transfers between the two clubs", the statement read.

Author: 0 Ainslie keeps cool of day of high seas drama at America's Cup

The Kiwi team lead their British counterparts 3-1 in the first to five series - with the incident giving Land Rover their only point of the series so far. "With the racing today now being cancelled, we'll continue on with little bits and pieces to try and improve the boat to get it back to A1 again for tomorrow's racing", Ashby told the Herald.

Author: 0 Perfect shot: Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 Finals lead

No team in NBA playoff history has ever rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a series, although the Cavaliers did become the first team in NBA Finals history to rally from a 3-1 hole to swipe the crown over Golden State past year. And if we've got to go back out there for Game 5, may as well be a Game 6 since we've got to come back this way anyway. The Warriors thought they were carving out their place in history when they set a record with 73 wins last season.

Sport Messi agrees new deal with Barca
Author: 0 Messi agrees new deal with Barca

He said: 'I feel very lucky. Exactly what we wanted to hear. The 29-year-old Argentina worldwide joined Barcelona aged 13, made his first-team debut at 17 and has scored more than 500 goals for the club. Rathborn added: "With the agreement close, lawyers will draft up the contracts in the coming weeks to boost Barcelona's offseason after a poor year that saw rivals Real Madrid land La Liga and the Champions League ".

Author: 0 Who will be celebrating after French Open semi-final?

The Swiss player said the weather posed challenges for the athletes throughout the duration of the day, but she remains grateful for the opportunity to play another round. After a tumultuous 11 days of action, French Open 2017 has thrown up an interesting semi-final line-up - one former runner-up, one former semi-finalist, a player who had won only two matches at French Open before this year and a youngster who had never won a round in the main draw.

Author: 0 French Open semifinals: Halep-Pliskova, Bacsinszky-Ostapenko

The Swiss player said the weather posed challenges for the athletes throughout the duration of the day, but she remains grateful for the opportunity to play another round. "To play in the semi-final of Roland Garros on your birthday, it's really nice", said Ostapenko. Ostapenko, though, produced the required resolve when play resumed, with a double break putting her on the brink of victory which she delivered when holding her serve to love.

Author: 0 Virat Kohli only Indian in Forbes top 100 of highest paid athletes

Kohli is placed at the 89th position with total earnings of $22 million. McGregor is now attempting to line-up of a moneyspinning boxing mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr , which if it goes through would nearly certainly propel him and his opponent towards the top of the list next year.

Author: 0 Alonso returns to McLaren with a deadline

Referring to quotes in the media from McLaren boss Zak Brown suggesting that relations with Honda are now extremely strained, Alonso added: "What we all want is to win, and Zak's comments yesterday with the Honda thing, it is probably what you expect Zak to say".

Author: 0 Djokovic crashes as Nadal, Murray move on

Nadal reached the semis after fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta withdrew from their match with an abdominal injury while trailing 6-2 2-0. Djokovic, who teamed up with Andre Agassi ahead of the tournament, squandered two set points in the 10th game of the opener on Wednesday and things got steadily worse.

Sport Rafael Nadal moves into French Open quarters in ominous style
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal moves into French Open quarters in ominous style

Eighth seed Nishikori led two sets to one but trailed by a double break at 3-0 down in the fourth set when rain halted play on Saturday. Does Carreno Busta have a chance? Djokovic, the defending champion, has proven many times he can handle Nadal on clay.

Author: 0 Sebastian Vettel wins the Monaco GP

Kimi Raikkonen had the pole position, first after 12 years, and in the end, he didn't succeed to valorize it into a victory. The Ferrari driver rarely says much, yet the quietest man in Formula One felt the need to speak up after being on the receiving end of what seemed like clear team orders favoring his teammate Sebastian Vettel .

Sport Philadelphia Eagles publicly drop out of running for Jeremy Maclin
Author: 0 Philadelphia Eagles publicly drop out of running for Jeremy Maclin

For the first time under head coach Doug Pederson , the Eagles will hold joint-practices with another National Football League team, practicing with the Miami Dolphins ahead of a preseason game between the two teams on August 24. The team announced Thursday it will be practicing at the Linc on Saturday, July 29 (Military Appreciation Day) and Sunday, Aug. 6 (Youth Day). Both practices are slated to begin at 10:00 am and will be free of charge to the public.

Author: 0 Police increase patrols in Tehran after Iran terror attacks

Iranian forces stand guard at the site of a terrorist attack in Tehran , at the parliament building. Six attackers mounted simultaneous gun and suicide bomb assaults on Iran's Parliament building and the tomb of the republic's revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini in one of the most audacious assaults to hit Tehran in decades.

Author: 0 Warriors set to make their claim as NBA's best ever

After Golden State went up, Irving missed a 3 from his favorite spot on the right side and the Warriors closed it out with four free throws in the final 12.9 seconds before celebrating briefly on the floor and then charging down the hallway to their locker room.

Author: 0 Warriors come back to defeat Cavs in Game 3

A Kevin Durant three with 35 seconds remaining flipped the script on the Cavs , who appeared to have momentum squarely on their side. Unfortunately, the Warriors began their 11-0 run right after that. The Warriors led by three. In part that was because Klay Thompson was white hot early and had 16 in the first quarter including going 4-of-5 from three.

Author: 0 Defending champ Djokovic eliminated from French Open

Halep becomes World No 1 if she beats Pliskova and wins title. Thiem's stock rose again with a superb victory over Djokovic, but the Austrian is well aware of how hard it will be to win a first major as he prepares to face Rafael Nadal on Friday.

Sport Nadal through to semis as Carreno Busta quits
Author: 0 Nadal through to semis as Carreno Busta quits

The 14-time major victor has dropped just 20 games in four rounds so far, only one more than he lost at the same stage in 2012. Nadal will face fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta who stunned fifth-seeded Milos Raonic 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 8-6.

Sport Shock move by coach helped Simona Halep improve attitude
Author: 0 Shock move by coach helped Simona Halep improve attitude

And she is in the semifinals, where she will face No. 2-seed Karolina Pliskova , who beat Caroline Garcia 7-6 (3), 6-4. Her great form, she said, can be attributed to a more positive attitude on court since early April. "Before this tournament I was struggling on clay with nearly everything", Pliskova said afterwards. Indeed Cahill wasn't pleased with Halep's downcast demeanor between the second and third sets in Miami.

Author: 0 Gunathilaka replaces injured Kapugedera in Sri Lanka's squad

India started off their Champions Trophy on a strong note, beating arch-rivals Pakistan by 124 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis Method. If bowling on this surface wasn't hard already, Sri Lanka were lethargic on the field, slow to cut off angles and failed to throw down the stumps on the odd occasions that India's opening duo made a decision to tease the fielders.

Author: 0 Warriors top Cavaliers to move one win from perfection

Durant has now outscored LeBron 33-11 in the fourth quarter of this series. But the fiscal realities of this new-age National Basketball Association, sooner or later, will force teams to eventually make some tough, hard-to-stomach decisions that will be motivated primarily by money.

Sport Cavaliers hope to feed off energy of Cleveland fans during Game 3
Author: 0 Cavaliers hope to feed off energy of Cleveland fans during Game 3

This, from a team that averaged 40-percent from beyond the arc during the regular season. As you heard from many players over the years how tough close-out games are. Curry has hit at least one 3-pointer in all 73 career postseason games. With Durant, the Warriors reached the NBA Finals a flawless 12-0 in the postseason after sweeping each of the previous three rounds and then found another gear against the Cavaliers.

Author: 0 RugbyL: NSW rock Queensland with big win in Origin opener

A fresh-faced and better than ever NSW team wasted no time in the first half. To rugby league fans he's the man who has won a premiership with the Roosters but never converted his consistently terrific club form to success in the representative arena.

Sport IN PICS: India's top-order shines in win over Pakistan
Author: 0 IN PICS: India's top-order shines in win over Pakistan

Rohit was eventually run out for 91 in the 36th over which allowed pinch hitting batsmen to come in and push the scoring rate. "We had 4-5 younger players playing against India for the first time", he said on Tuesday (June 6) in the pre-match press conference.

Sport Manchester United not expected to renew Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract
Author: 0 Manchester United not expected to renew Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract

A source says the 35-year-old is expected to appear on a list of released players from the Premier League. The list shows who is being let go at the end of their contract on June 30, although situations can still change. And with his recovery expected to continue for a number of months, United have begun to look for a replacement in the summer transfer market. Instead he managed 27, being named as a substitute only once, before his season was ended by the cruciate knee injury which he is ...

Author: 0 Murray into semi-finals after taming Nishikori

Murray was happy to profit. "If someone had offered me a semi-final spot before the tournament, I would have signed up for that because I was not playing well at all and practice also pretty bad", said Murray, who will next play at the Aegon Championship at Queen's Club - an event he's won a record fives times in the last eight years.

Sport US vs Trinidad and Tobago
Author: 0 US vs Trinidad and Tobago

Usually with rivals of a similar level United States team in his field is not experiencing any problems. "(The elevation) is definitely not overrated", forward Jozy Altidore said. "We definitely need a win (today) to stay in the race", said La Forest, during a telephone interview yesterday. "That, to me, is the definition of a star".

Sport Giants signed DT Corbin Bryant, waive C Khaled Holmes
Author: 0 Giants signed DT Corbin Bryant, waive C Khaled Holmes

He comes to the Giants after spending the last five seasons with the Bills. To create roster space for Bryant, the Giants waived center Khaled Holmes , a member of the team since January 18. He has 43 total tackles in his career to go with 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble. Bryant became a permanent part of Buffalo's defensive line rotation during the 2013 season.

Sport Real Madrid reportedly end interest in De Gea
Author: 0 Real Madrid reportedly end interest in De Gea

The 34-year-old Portuguese has made 334 appearances while helping Real to three LaLiga titles and three Champions League crowns, but it appears his spell in the Spanish capital is coming to a muted end. Pepe has refused to reveal his future destination, but confirmed that he has received offers from England for his services. "But Real Madrid have no need to go out and buy a goalkeeper for buying a goalkeeper's sake".

Author: 0 Costa not in Conte's plans

Conte said he did not count on me for next season", Costa was quoted as saying by The Telegraph on Wednesday. However the Stamford Bridge outfit have been heavily linked with a move for former striker Romelu Lukaku this summer and, according to Costa, his time at Chelsea has come to an end.

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