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12 referees selected to officiate NBA Finals

They have already made it through the Western Conference at 12-0. Open up the beer fridge, pass the Pringles and turn up the "Roundball Rock": the NBA Finals tipoff on Thursday when the Golden State Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers .

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Mourinho: What I Told Fergie After Europa League Win

And the 54-year-old claimed the market is now out of his hands as he takes a break following a gruelling first season at Old Trafford. However, Mourinho wouldn't be drawn on all that following Wednesday's 2-0 win in Stockholm. United will get another shot at a continental trophy when they line up against Real Madrid or Juventus in the Super Cup final in Skopje, Macedonia, on August 8.

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'Arsene Wenger to stay at Arsenal'

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright fears Arsene Wenger could leave the Gunners "totally in the lurch" by walking away this week - and believes the Premier League club only have themselves to blame. The board do nothing. Arsène has a free rein. "It's for me afterwards to decide, if they want me, whether it's yes or no". The former England captain also said that Wenger remained at Arsenal because he seeks control and has "total dominance" at the club.

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Takuma Sato reflects on Indy 500 win

As Sato began passing one auto after another, Andretti admitted he anxious that engine trouble might strike again. The Honda teams had a clear horsepower advantage over Chevrolet, but the engine maker had serious questions about reliability.

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Accused South Carolina serial killer to plead guilty, attorney says

Carver's body was later found in a shallow grave on Kohlhepp's property. As part of his plea agreement, which allowed him to avoid facing the death penalty, he also received a 30-year sentence for criminal sexual conduct and a 30 years for kidnapping.

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LeBron James Suggests Warriors Might Not Be Best Team He's Faced

For the third straight year, it's Cleveland and Golden State in the NBA Finals. "The best team in our league the last three years", James said of Golden State after the Cavaliers dispatched the Boston Celtics in a five-game Eastern Conference final .

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Senators take the champs to the final bell

In Games 3 and 4 in Ottawa the scoring picked up with the Sens notching a 5-1 win in Game 3 before the Pens answered with a 3-2 win resulting in a 1-0-1 O/U. Maybe the embarrassment of the loss was what Ottawa needed. For a stretch in the second period, they were outplayed badly. While Ottawa is a definite underdog to beat the Penguins on the road in Game 7, the team seemed done for after a brutal 7-0 loss in Game 5.

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LeBron James calls the Warriors the "best team"

The Cleveland Cavaliers will meet the Golden State Warriors for the third year in a row in the National Basketball Association finals on June 1 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Celtics forward Jae Crowder agreed that Boston must embrace a desire to get better . The Cavaliers have certainly been better defensively since the end of the regular season as they're still allowing an average of 103.2 points per game in the postseason.

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Watch Bryce Harper vs Hunter Strickland, MLB's Latest Bench-Clearing Brawl

Both players appeared to land punches as the benches cleared, resulting in a cluster of action in front of the pitcher's mound. Strickland was so enraged it took several Giants to literally wrestle him off the field, as all he wanted in the world in that moment was another chance to pummel Harper into oblivion.

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Finally, something to cheer for Arsenal

Although there are some members of the top table that believe it is time for a shake-up at the club, it seems that the Board are irrelevant to Wenger's decision, and today's Board meeting will only be to inform them what Kroenke and Wenger have already decided.

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Brook facing surgery after second eye socket fracture

According to ShoStats, Spence landed 31 percent of his jabs (83 of 264) and 44 percent of his power punches (163 of 369), while Brook only connected on 12 percent of his jabs (14 of 115) and 37 percent of his power punches (122 of 327). I can face adversity and I can win. The defence will take in Brook's hometown of Sheffield as the undefeated American travels to take on champ. "I will be back and I will be back a long stronger and better".

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JFK's life, legacy celebrated on centennial

President John F. Kennedy, before a state dinner at Buckingham Palace. In Boston , the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum held a birthday celebration that included a cake made by the family of the baker who made the engagement cake for then-Sen.

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Jessica Chastain 'disturbed' by way women seen on film

Like Alexander Daddario in Baywatch where she runs around in a bikini or The Fate of the Furious where they allow Michelle Rodriguez - a woman! - to drive a auto or Fifty Shades Darker where Dakota Johnson becomes that guy's sex slave.

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Frank Lampard sends message to Arsenal fans about Alexis Sanchez

A return of 30 goals and 19 assists in just 51 appearances across all competitions suggests just how fruitful a season it was for the player. Alexis has attracted interest from a host of European clubs, along with Manchester City and Chelsea .

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Fabregas upset over FA Cup final demotion

Sources have told ESPN FC , however, that Wenger wants to remain at the helm and that the broad outline of an extended contract was agreed, but not signed, six months ago. But he made it clear he saw the need to bring in reinforcements over the summer to improve what he called "not a peak squad, but a normal" squad for next season, when they will contest the Champions League .

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Murray headlining field at French Open Day 3

Djokovic dropped serve four times and required nine set points to claim the second set, but can celebrate a victory in his first match under the tutelage of Andre Agassi . Trading baseline rallies, they exchanged breaks to leave the Frenchman leading 4-3. Later, Agassi - who counts the 1999 French Open among his eight Grand Slam titles - declined to take questions from a reporter.

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Wawrinka through to 2nd round at French Open

Konta's remarkable improvement over the last couple of years does not yet extend to clay. Then she went and lost the first set 6-1 on Tuesday. The defeat meant the 26 year-old continued her record of failing to win a match in the main draw of the French Open , suffering first round exits in each of the last three seasons.

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Zidane: 'Two best teams in final'

It has been a long road back and it is not yet over. Zidane says he believes that regardless of success, "the most important thing is to always give 100%. And the more times you watch it the better it gets. "What I've been going through with this club has been spectacular", Zidane said. "I came to this club to play in finals, to win trophies".

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Pens blow 3-0 lead, catch fire late for win

And to cap it off, as the period died Pittsburgh's Nick Bonino drove the zone and flipped a soft one-handed backhand to the net, and Rinne's goal stick sent a ideal pass to Ekholm's thigh, and the puck bounced back in with 17 seconds left: 3-0 Penguins after one period, just as it was presumably supposed to be, or something.

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Zinedine Zidane looking like a veteran at Madrid's helm

Bale comes off injured during Real Madrid's loss to Barcelona in April. He famously scored one of the greatest ever Champions League final goals to win the game against Bayer Leverkusen back in his playing days in 2002 and was part of Carlo Ancelotti's coaching staff that ended a 12-year wait for Madrid's 10th European Cup in 2014.

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Wenger to sign new deal on Weds

Wenger, who has won the FA Cup three times in the last four years, showed how much the abuse had affected him last week when he spoke to the BBC before the Wembley showdown with Chelsea . Arsenal finished fifth in the league, having crashed out of the Champions League following a 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich. But since then, their form in the league and especially the Champions League has taken a huge dip.

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Warriors' Kerr will not coach Game 1 of NBA Finals

They've also swept their way into this final series. While his offense spells destruction most of the time against enemies, his defense is also nearly always a win-stopper. Golden State is the favorite. The Warriors face the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the series on Wednesday but Steve Kerr said he has still not fully recovered from the migraines and pain that have plagued him since his back surgery almost two years ago.

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Del Potro wins 1st match at French Open since 2012

That kind of near-bagel is a good stat for Kyrgios . " There were a lot of question marks on how I would perform today and I haven't had that many matches on the clay", he said. "We'll see", del Potro said. During Friday's 2017 French Open draw, the Aussie said he was "working through a couple of niggling injuries but I'm doing everything I can to get ready for my first round".

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NFL Owners Vote To Remove 75-Man Preseason Roster Cuts; Shorten OT

The owners also approved a proposal enabling each team to activate two players from the injured reserve list per season rather than one. After years of attempting to turn their charismatic players into robotic drones, the league has chose to soften its stance on one of the more entertaining non-football aspects of the game.

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Adams: Wenger is 'addicted' to Arsenal

Although it is certain that Kroenke and the Board are more than happy for Wenger to carry on business as usual, the 67 year-old may still surprise everyone by turning down the offer. The 53-year-old ex-England worldwide also warned fans of the north London club who are upset at a fifth-placed finish in the Premier League that things could get even worse.

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French Open 2017: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal Wins Highlight Monday Results

Madison Keys ended a four-match losing streak by winning on clay for the first time this year, beating Ashleigh Barty 6-3, 6-2 at the French Open . Paire led the second set 4-3 while breaking Nadal's serve twice in a row and banking on a largely local crowd who voiced their support for the temperamental World No 45.

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Everyone wrote me off - Critics inspired Mertesacker before Arsenal triumph

This team is moving forward, is united and the way that we play suits our players", Wenger said after he continued with 3-4-3 formation that already used in the last games of the Premier League. Arsenal's play brimmed with belief, Mesut Ozil forcing Gary Cahill to clear off his own line and Danny Welbeck and Ramsey hitting the same post in quick succession from a corner.

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Curry, not KD, needs the Finals MVP

Mike and the staff have done a great job. It's all about the ring, about Cleveland and Golden State. The stakes are all-time epic, and history will be watching. Brown was expected back Tuesday. " You obviously know how much that matters in the scheme of winning a championship", Curry said. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told the media that he was still not feeling well enough to coach and return to the sidelines.

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Ramsey urges Wenger to extend contract at Arsenal

Fabregas had been introduced in place of Nemanja Matic just after the hour mark, with the Spain global unhappy to have been given a watching brief beforehand. I love to win, I love to build, I love to get people going and I love what I do. The club hierarchy are aware that Wenger's departure, after a 21-year-reign, could have disrupted the running of the side, and it is likely that this reasoning impacted on the decision to extend the former Monaco boss' spell in north London .

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Best photos from Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Hall of Fame vehicle owner Richard Childress finally let the emotions flow when he looked up at the Charlotte Motor Speedway's scoring board after the Coca-Cola 600 and saw the iconic No. That's tough to swallow. "My grandfather was an Air Force chaplain in France and Belgium during World War II, so it has always been in my family's DNA to pay our respects to the military", said Barry Landis, FOX NASCAR's race producer who brought the concept to life in 2009.

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Danny Murphy suggests advantage Liverpool have over Tottenham in transfer market

How I know it in this moment - we all want to be part of it. League meetings with Chelsea , Tottenham Hotspur , Arsenal and the Manchester clubs in 2016-17 yielded five wins and five draws for Jürgen Klopp's team. Arsenal Supporters' Trust had called on the club to make the Europa League group games separate from the season-ticket package and put them on general sale, similar to those for the EFL Cup.

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Cleveland Cavaliers want to keep defensive pressure on Celtics in Game 5

Kevin Love added 17 points and 17 rebounds. Irving re-emerged after halftime for 21 points in the third quarter. When his three-pointer splashed with a half-second left in the third quarter, the Cavs led 87-80. The Warriors are listed as seven-point favorites for Game One at home, according to CBS Sports. "We have to go there with a bunker mentality", James said.

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Tony Adams' Attack On Arsene Wenger Has Just Become Extremely Personal

Normally placid and cerebral in his remarks to the press, he was especially frank in his pre-FA Cup final interview with the BBC. "I feel a bit sorry for him". Arsene Wenger has reportedly verbally agreed to sign a new two-year contract at Arsenal . Wenger's future was said to be on the cusp of being decided in a board meeting in which chief executive Ivan Gazidis will apparently propose the appointment of a sporting director, a move which Wenger is opposed to.

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James passes Jordan, Cavs into Finals

Coach Lue can't cut any corners and tell his guys to focus on one or two particular players because the entire team is working to get each other shots. "I'm just proud of the work we've put in from the beginning of the season", Durant said following the sweep of the Spurs. Like I've stated before, it's about winning the championship, and we're four games away from that.

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Maxime Hamou banned from French Open after inappropriate behavior

Eurosport issued a statement Monday condemning the incident . In a statement, the French Tennis Federation (FTT) condemned the "reprehensible behaviour". He was being interviewed live on Eurosport show Avantage Leconte outside the stadium after a straight sets 3-6 2-6 4-6 defeat to No.22 seed Pablo Cuevas .


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