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Sport Draymond ridicules Cleveland fans for harassing his mom
Author: 0 Draymond ridicules Cleveland fans for harassing his mom

As it was, the Cavaliers fans were a lot more raucous than she was during the filmed portion of this incident. "Yeah, they're fine. It happens every year". Of course, nothing Babers yelled, said or tweeted during the game excuses the arguments and scuffles that occurred afterwards. That probably gives you a decent idea of what she's like during a game, just a few rows back from the court.

Sport French Open 2017: Dominic Thiem preparing for 'toughest match' against Rafael Nadal
Author: 0 French Open 2017: Dominic Thiem preparing for 'toughest match' against Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic , the defending champion and second seed at the 2017 French Open , was upset in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, losing to Dominic Thiem in straight sets. Murray will take on former champion Stan Wawrinka in a remake of last year's semifinal, which Murray won. Nadal met little resistence from his Spanish compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta in their 51-minute matchup, as the 20th-seeded Busta retired when Nadal was leading 6-2, 2-0.

Author: 0 Out-of-nowhere Ostapenko to face Halep for French Open title

Overwhelmed by Pliskova's power in the second set, Halep regained the momentum in the decider, frustrating her second-seeded opponent with her ability to soak up punishment. Since then, she has displayed telling poise - and she needed it against Pliskova, who smote 45 winners to Halep's 14. Dabrowski became the first Canadian woman to win a grand slam title when she and Bopanna of India fought back to be crowned champions.

Author: 0 French Open suspended by rain, Bacsinszky and Ostapenko into semi-finals

Ostapenko and Bacsinszky, also a semifinalist at Roland Garros two years ago, will meet Thursday. Ripping a screaming forehand straight through the tennis textbook, Latvian Jelena Ostapenko blazed into the French Open final with a 7-6 (4) 3-6 6-3 win over Swiss Timea Bacsinszky in a battle of the birthday girls on Thursday.

Sport Emotional Kvitova wins 'twice' on French Open return
Author: 0 Emotional Kvitova wins 'twice' on French Open return

During her on-court interview, Kvitova addressed her coach, her family and others in her guest box, saying: "Thank you for everything you helped me through (in) this hard time". The match was Kvitova's first of the season after the extensive nerve and ligament damage she sustained in a knife attack during a home invasion back in December.

Sport French Open Tennis Tournament 2017
Author: 0 French Open Tennis Tournament 2017

Bacsinszky, Ostapenko's opponent, will be making her second career Grand Slam semifinal appearance (she lost to Serena Williams in the 2015 French Open semifinals). Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki serves against Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament, June 6.

Sport East Bengal, Mohun Bagan officials to meet AIFF chief over ISL logjam
Author: 0 East Bengal, Mohun Bagan officials to meet AIFF chief over ISL logjam

The meeting was chaired by AFC general secretary Dato Windsor John and attended by officials of the AIFF, their marketing and commercial partners IMG-Reliance (IMG-R), club representatives from the I-League and the Indian Super League (ISL), former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia and an official from India's sports ministry.

Author: 0 Murray fights off del Potro to reach French fourth round

Two weeks past his 21st birthday, unseeded Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation became the youngest man to reach the French Open's fourth round since 2009, beating 21st-seeded American John Isner 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3). The match hinged on a first set that was so tight that in the end it took a split decision from two of the officials before it could finally be given to Murray.

Sport Kell Brook vs Errol Spence Jr
Author: 0 Kell Brook vs Errol Spence Jr

The repeated pounding of Spence's jab caused Brook's left eye to close and he couldn't see as the fight wound down. Both fighters went hell for leather from the opening bell in a ding-dong battle but Groves eventually wore down the solid Russian who had barely moved from the Londoner's punches in the first five rounds.

Sport LeBron James and Kevin Durant Once Made a Rap Song Together
Author: 0 LeBron James and Kevin Durant Once Made a Rap Song Together

Golden State improved to 14-0 this postseason to keep alive a chance of becoming the first group to go unbeaten all the way to a title. LeBron James shook off a knee-buckling blow to the chin and every Golden State shot while scoring 39 and Kyrie Irving added 38 for the Cavs, who took a 113-107 lead with 3:09 left on J.R.

Sport NBA Finals, Game 3: Warriors 118, Cavaliers 113 (final)
Author: 0 NBA Finals, Game 3: Warriors 118, Cavaliers 113 (final)

Stephen Curry had 26 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. That's not enough against the star-studded Warriors , and the burden was too much in the end. They've given long-term contracts to James, Irving, Kevin Love , Tristan Thompson , J.R. Smith, and Iman Shumpert, an excellent core that simply isn't enough against the Warriors.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: India eye semi-final spot by defeating Lanka

Sri Lanka staged a superb run chase to stun India and keep alive their Champions Trophy challenge as Kusal Mendis inspired a famous seven-wicket victory over the holders on Thursday. Shikhar Dhawan along with Rohit Sharma , once again gave India a solid start . Notably, in the last 17 matches between the two sides, India have managed to win 14.

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

Not only did he not leave enough time on the clock for a 2-for-1, but he came up well short on a tough step-back 3-pointer from the left wing that made him 0-for-7 from beyond the arc. According to Forbes Magazine, LeBron James is the second-highest paid athlete in the world in 2017, with salary and endorsements totaling $86.2 million.

Author: 0 Sri Lankan in MAS bomb scare 'just out of psychiatric care'

In an updated statement later, MAS confirmed that the flight landed back at the airport approximately 30 minutes after departure, and the disruptive passenger was immediately apprehended by Australian security force personnel. The plane, which was headed to Kuala Lumpur , was carrying 337 passengers. Leoncelli told Fairfax media that he was holding a "giant black object" on his hand, which police later said was a bluetooth speaker or something similar.

Author: 0 The History Books Have Another 4-HR Name to Add

It's heavy right now, there's no doubt about it". We've been having trouble scoring runs. "It's just hard finding what that key is". Tim Adleman (4-2) gave up one run - on Stephen Piscotty's homer - in seven innings. Eugenio Suarez's bases-loaded triple in the fourth ended Wainwright's outing. Using the same tan bat that produced five hits overall the previous night, Gennett grounded into a double play his first time up against Lance Lynn , ending his homer streak.

Sport French Open 2017: Jelena Ostapenko beats Timea Bacsinszky to reach final
Author: 0 French Open 2017: Jelena Ostapenko beats Timea Bacsinszky to reach final

Such is Ostapenko's all-or-nothing style that she is guaranteed to have afternoons when her game lets her down. In the first set against Khachanov on Monday, he made just a single unforced error . Both players struggled on their serve in the final set, which had six of the 16 breaks in the match. Ostapenko won the first set 7-6 (4). The names of the other two semifinalists of Roland Garros-2017 will be known tomorrow - for tickets to the next stage of the tournament will play Elina ...

Author: 0 Durant-led Warriors rally for 3-0 NBA Finals lead

Kevin Durant led Golden State with 31 points, and is now just the third player in history to score at least 25 points in his first eight NBA Finals games . "And that will hopefully continue as we hopefully go forward in our careers". He's a great dude. I feel like I'm on dating show right now. Or if Stephen Curry had gotten a max contract.

Sport Liverpool's van Dijk debacle highlights senior leadership failures
Author: 0 Liverpool's van Dijk debacle highlights senior leadership failures

Representatives from both clubs will meet face-to-face on Thursday for a Premier League board meeting but the saga surrounding the Dutch defender will now not be brought up. They raised the issue with the Premier League. They've been branded as petty but in truth, if the club didn't give permission for Liverpool to approach or contact van Dijk then it is an unauthorised approach for him and reporting is the right course of action.

Sport Alex Honnold talks with NPR about overcoming fear after historic climb
Author: 0 Alex Honnold talks with NPR about overcoming fear after historic climb

National Geographic , which dubbed the climb "the moon landing of free-soloing", said Honnold trained for more than a year in locations in the United States, Europe, China and Morocco. While Honnold said in the podcast that he found the idea of free-soloing the monolith "out of the question", he also told Pullan that he'd been studying it for years and "El Cap is definitely doable".

Sport Ostapenko blazes past Bacsinszky to reach French final
Author: 0 Ostapenko blazes past Bacsinszky to reach French final

Against Wozniacki, a two-time U.S. Open runner-up, Ostapenko sent shots toward the lines and put them right where she wanted often enough to deliver 38 winners - 32 more than her defensive-minded opponent. 11 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark was leading unseeded 19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia 6-4, 2-5 at Court Suzanne Lenglen. Bacsinszky nearly quit tennis under the pressure of what she called a "control freak" father in 2013 but is now a win away from her first Grand Slam final.

Sport I came in playing garbage - Murray delights in Roland Garros run
Author: 0 I came in playing garbage - Murray delights in Roland Garros run

The 32-year-old Wawrinka , a late bloomer who has developed a reputation as one of tennis' best big-match players, radiated confidence after his lopsided quarterfinal win. Sometimes, you just have to do what you have to do to win the match . I think I know how to play him. "It's not like I played a great point the next point".

Sport Warriors facing off against rival Cavaliers in Game 4 Friday on ABC7
Author: 0 Warriors facing off against rival Cavaliers in Game 4 Friday on ABC7

Now Cleveland , which previous year became the first team to recover from a 3-1 Finals deficit, faces historically long odds again. Durant is chasing his first championship and seems determined to do whatever it takes. James, to his credit became the first player since Magic Johnson to average a triple-double in recording 28.5 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists during the Cavs two losses.

Author: 0 LeBron James: Accomplishments mean nothing without Cleveland Cavaliers' wins

Leading 113-111 heading into the final minute, Cavaliers shooter Kyle Korver missed a triple, giving Golden State a chance to tie it up or take the lead on the next possession. For the Warriors, a win will make them the first National Basketball Association team to get through the playoffs with four series sweeps, 16-0. However, the Cleveland Cavaliers still have some guy named LeBron James playing small forward for them.

Author: 0 Top ranking and French final in touching distance for Pliskova

Halep will next face fifth-seeded Ukrainian Elina Svitolina , who rallied to beat Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Court Suzanne Lenglen . She slid a forehand victor down the line for ad-in then caught a break when Svitolina's backhand caught the top of the tape-Halep's fifth straight game gave her a 6-5 lead.

Sport Pats, Edelman nearing contract extension
Author: 0 Pats, Edelman nearing contract extension

The Patriots are looking to get that situation all taken care of before Edelman can even sniff free agency. Julian Edelman is 31-years-old and appeared in all 16 games last season for the Patriots which was only the second time in his career that he played a full season.

Sport Diligent Sri Lanka upset India at London
Author: 0 Diligent Sri Lanka upset India at London

India's bowlers struggled to contain the Sri Lankan batsmen, however, as Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis shared a second-wicket partnership of 159 before captain Angelo Mathews steered his team home with a composed unbeaten 52. But, the Islanders picked wickets at regular intervals to keep India in check. However Perera had to retire suffering cramps with Gunaratne joining his skipper with 51 runs required in a little over seven overs.

Author: 0 Eden Hazard could miss start of season with broken ankle

Eden Hazard believes Chelsea can make a big impression in next season's Champions League if they can bring in a couple of key additions. Batshuayi is fully aware of how important Hazard is for both club and country, as a domestic and global team-mate.

Sport LeBron James' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors
Author: 0 LeBron James' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors

G Deron Williams has missed each of his 11 shots in the series. Durant's shot wasn't the dagger. In Game 3 they were that much better and still came down on the wrong side of a five-point loss. "I said it after we won the Eastern Conference Finals that we're getting ready for a juggernaut", James recalled after Wednesday's loss. "We know in that situation to get that man the rock".

Author: 0 Durant rallies Warriors to bring title within reach

The Golden State Warriors survived the Cleveland Cavaliers' powerful Game 3 counterpunch and, in doing so, are now just an inch from the most sparkling run to an National Basketball Association title in history. Yep, this is why the Warriors got Kevin Durant: Much has been made about the Warriors' improvement at small forward when they signed Durant to replace Harrison Barnes.

Sport Bill Belichick Answers Questions About Tom Brady Concussion Story
Author: 0 Bill Belichick Answers Questions About Tom Brady Concussion Story

When Belichick was asked about players coming out and admitting to the symptoms, he deferred to his medical staff as being the entity responsible for that information and dealing with that kind of issue. Up until Jeff Fisher recently got fired, I believed there were only two untouchable figures in the league, and now that he is gone, there is only one: the man in the hoodie.

Sport Novak Djokovic gets blown out in straight sets at French Open
Author: 0 Novak Djokovic gets blown out in straight sets at French Open

Regardless of who wins the Coupe de Mousquetaires trophy on Sunday, Thiem's thrilling run on clay this year is already one of the highlights of the tennis season. Djokovic won just eight points and made 12 errors in the final set of his quarter-final, which lasted 20 minutes. Ukrainian Svitolina saved four set points at 5-6 in the second and then had a match point in the tiebreak which Halep saved with a courageous backhand victor that kissed the sideline.

Sport GOP lawmakers to Trump: Please don't tweet during Comey's Senate appearance
Author: 0 GOP lawmakers to Trump: Please don't tweet during Comey's Senate appearance

President Trump disputes key elements of former FBI Director James Comey's Senate testimony, sources close to the president tell Fox News. "The testimony, in conjunction with Comey's firing, also raises the question of whether President Trump was improperly trying to end the investigation into ties between Russian Federation and his campaign affiliates and administration", Himes said .

Author: 0 Bob Stoops steps down as Oklahoma Sooners coach after 18 seasons

Stoops quickly returned Oklahoma to national prominence, winning a national championship in his second season with a win over Florida State . The real reason wasn't evident Wednesday, but it will eventually come out. He's gone now. Time for a new face. He won or shared 10 league championships. "Thank you for giving a skinny broke kid with 3 stars a chance", he wrote.

Sport Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch
Author: 0 Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch

The system is created to shoot down short- and medium-range ballistic missiles in the latter stages of their flight as they drop toward their targets. Syring however assured U.S. lawmakers that America has the ability to defend itself against the North Korean threat, citing the successful test of the GMD interceptor.

Sport Murray must up game to defeat Wawrinka in Paris
Author: 0 Murray must up game to defeat Wawrinka in Paris

Meanwhile, defending champion Novak Djokovic stumbled and tumbled to his knees on the red clay, his racket flying from his right hand as his opponent's backhand zipped past. "I didn't feel like today I was playing slower than I was in the other matches". I won a very close tiebreak. But it's a huge step in the right direction for me.

Author: 0 LeBron's best not good enough in crushing loss to Warriors

They committed 18 turnovers. The risky defensive play rewarded Iguodala and the Warriors with a 118-113 win and a 3-0 series lead. But the ending, with local son LeBron James cradling the Larry O'Brien Trophy in tears a year ago having brought "The Land" its first championship in any sport in 52 years? That's a hell of a kicker.

Author: 0 Eduardo Rodriguez Reportedly Heading To DL With Knee Injury

Baltimore's pen pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless ball while the Red Sox pen went 2 innings of scoreless ball. Besides starting hitters off the right way, he also started the game off right, throwing just nine pitches during a 1-2-3 first inning.

Author: 0 Warriors rally late to put LeBron and Cavaliers in 3-0 hole

Irving didn't let that happen in Game 3 . "Nothing was really going our way, but we were still there". "He was their closer tonight, for sure", Irving said. Behind Irving, who grabbed the game by the throat in the third quarter, and James, who was his human-tornado self, Cleveland was fueled by desperation and pride and seemed set to drop the Warriors to their third straight Game 3 Finals loss here.

Sport Dominic Thiem Outclasses Novak Djokovic in Roland Garros
Author: 0 Dominic Thiem Outclasses Novak Djokovic in Roland Garros

Before Wednesday's win Djokovic had dropped just one set in five meetings with Thiem, and brushed aside the 23-year-old easily in last year's Roland Garros semi-finals. Neither Nadal nor Thiem have dropped a set in reaching the last four, with the Spaniard losing just 22 games through five matches. He has now failed to progress past the last eight in Paris for the first time since 2010.

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.

Sport CT 2017: Unchanged India bat first against Sri Lanka
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.

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