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Sports world reacts to Warriors' Game 1 domination of Cavs

Cleveland went just 23-23 after January 10 and was ranked in the bottom third statistically on defence all season. The general hope before the opening tip was that these two teams would be capable of reviving the playoffs, which had been mostly a glorified snooze-fest through the first three rounds.

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Brothers in arms: Curry pays tribute to Iverson in NBA Finals

Through 14 contests this postseason, LeBron is averaging 32.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 2.0 steals, 1.4 blocks and 2.4 3-pointers per game . "So we don't want to have a high steady diet of it because the defense becomes stagnant and our players become stagnant, but that's part of our package".

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Kohli: England have no weaknesses

It's different for them. "In Test cricket we have been able to reach the top with that mindset, we want to take it across all formats". In our heads nothing really changes, it's exactly the same for us. "If every member of the team gives it his all in the match against India, I am sure results will come". Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, M.S.

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Djokovic in five-set struggle to reach last 16

Fourth seed Nadal coasted to the most one-sided win of his Roland Garros career as his 63rd-ranked opponent, playing his first match on Philippe Chatrier Court, was struck down by stagefright. From qualifying week onwards, the temperatures soared, such that a walk through the back streets to Roland Garros before 9am left the body dripping in 30C heat.

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LeBron, Lue praise Warriors after Cavs routed

Durant, one of the NBA's most versatile scoring machines, had quite the coming-out party in his first Finals game with his new team (he signed with them last July). Margins of victory and per-possession differentials are bound to increase when a larger share of field-goal attempts are worth more and remains a distinct variance among volume and efficiency.

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Cavs, Warriors NBA Finals ticket market strong despite repetitive matchup

Last year, the Warriors earned the dubious distinction of being the first team to lose the best-of-seven series after leading 3-1. OAKLAND After a summer highlighted by Kevin Durants decision to leave Oklahoma City for the star-laden Golden State Warriors , a six-month regular season and three rounds of playoffs, the NBA Finals are right back where they ended last June.

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Rihanna's heckling and dabbing steals National Basketball Association finals spotlight

Durant had six dunks in the first half alone to match his most ever in a game , Curry hit six 3-pointers and the Cavaliers looked like the team that stumbled down the stretch in the second half of the season. "A lot of us have been through both sides of a championship run and a Finals ", Curry said. Kevin Durant led the way for Golden State, scoring 38 points (14-for-26 shooting) with eight rebounds and eight assists.

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Indianapolis 500 draws lowest national ratings in 31 years

Takuma Sato earned $2,458,129 from an overall purse of $13,178,359 for his victory Sunday in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. She was at Denton High School until 1991 when the school moved to the Ryan High campus, where she's been ever since. "My parents were from IN, so the Indy 500's always been a big thing for us".

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Warriors' Steve Kerr not ruled out for NBA Finals Game 2 yet

James finished with 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists, Irving scored 24 points and Love had 15 points and 21 rebounds. His absence has not slowed down the Warriors one bit, who are 13-0 in the playoffs and rolled the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals .

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Woakes blow for England

It's been the case like that for the last couple of years. Woakes was due to have a scan on Thursday night to assess the extent of the damage. England have begun their Champions Trophy campaign with an eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh at The Oval.

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Strong Capital Region ties to Preakness victor, Cloud Computing

Pletcher still couldn't give a definitive reason why Always Dreaming faded so badly to finish a disappointing eighth. Cloud Computing left Pimlico early Sunday morning for a van ride to Belmont. Cloud Computing is the first horse that didn't compete in the Kentucky Derby to win the Preakness since Rachel Alexandra in 2009. Oh, and one more thing, Always Dreaming's Preakness showing was the worst by a Kentucky Derby victor since Super Saver also ran eighth in 2010.

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Nadal drops 1 game in 3rd round French Open win

It was not plain sailing, however, and despite racing into a 4-0 lead in the fourth set, Djokovic became embroiled in a row with umpire Ramos after receiving two warnings in a game - one of slow play, the second for unsportsmanlike conduct.

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Cavs reign but Golden State favored in NBA Finals

Curry's been largely mediocre in his two previous NBA Finals against the Cavs and James has historically outplayed Durant in head-to-head meetings, but Curry and Durant now have each other to rely on, which lessens the pressure on each individually.

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Horschel defeats Day in playoff at Byron Nelson

That put him in the outright lead, a shot ahead of Horschel, but then at the 16th hole he three-putted from the fringe of the par-five, while Horshcel, from a similar spot, made birdie to join the lead. Everything is coming along nicely. Ken Duke (Arkadelphia, Henderson State) shot an even-par 70 and is 1 under going into today's final round. "You know, when you're 120 yards out and it lips out, it's hard to be mad about it".

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Rihanna Was the Real Winner of Game 1 of the NBA Finals

In response, the Warriors signed eight-time All Star Kevin Durant , a move that paid dividends on Thursday as the seven-foot forward put up 38 points on 14 for 26 shooting. The highly-anticipated meeting between the defending champion Cavaliers and the top-seeded Warriors did not disappoint initially, with sensational dunks by LeBron James and Durant during a see-sawing first quarter.

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Penguins explode in third, take 2-0 series lead on Predators

After performing in stellar fashion through the first three rounds of the playoffs, Rinne has faltered in the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final . What doesn't is that Rinne is the weak spot, and this is how Pittsburgh wins. The Penguins have now posted wins in five of their past six contests , and avoided consecutive losses on all but one occasion during their 21-game playoff run, fuelling a rapid rise on the series prices where they are now heavy -600 chalk to claim their ...

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San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals Brawl in the Bay

Any time the Nationals and Giants played in 2015 or 2016 and Strickland was on the mound with Harper coming to the plate, San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy summoned a left-hander for the matchup. But (Strickland) shouldn't have thrown those pitches that got hit out. With his own manager saying the pitch looked bad, it is hard to agree with Strickland's explanation for the pitch.

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Minnesota's Jake Guentzel on cusp of records, Stanley Cup

The pre-game festivities will begin at 3:30PM CT, with Jackson scheduled to take the stage at 4:45PM CT. And he certainly won't be overlooked in Nashville for Game 3 on Saturday. Still, it was a goal that Rinne should have had. Matt Murray has been strong in goal for the Penguins. The Penguins lost 5-1 in Nashville last October, and the atmosphere will be much more intense this time around with a forecast that could include fan-tossed catfish.

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LeBron James's Record Has Improved With Age

The Golden State Warriors asserted their dominance over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals , handing Cleveland its first road loss of the playoffs with a 113-91 result. McGee, one of Golden State's reserves, played just enough to qualify for the scoring title and set career highs in points per possession (1.2), win shares per 48 minutes (.225) and effective field goal percentage (65.2 percent).

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Jake Guentzel's two goals lead Penguins to Game 2 victory over Predators

There was no penalty. Pittsburgh Penguins rookie Jake Guentzel was on fire, while his teammate Sidney Crosby was being shut down during the second game of the Stanley Cup Finals in Pittsburgh . "Pekka has been terrific through this entire playoffs. We need to be better in front of him". "There's things we could've done. all three goals in the third period were odd-man rushes".

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Andy Murray answers doubters with French Open first-round win

After becoming No. 1 a year ago, Andy Murray has been struggling in 2017, but he'll try to right himself starting in the French Open's first round against Andrey Kuznetsov on Tuesday. I have noticed especially in the last few months, the older that she gets, the more things she's doing, the more she's changing - this is my daughter, not my wife.

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England's Woakes ruled out of Champions Trophy

Chris Woakes will miss the rest of England's Champions Trophy because of a side strain. Woakes was only passed fit to play in the opening match of the eight-team tournament after recovering from a thigh problem. "I think they batted well". Tamim started on a cautious note getting his first boundary off 21st ball that he faced. Stokes was initially cleared to be a member of England´s attack after struggling to bowl in recent matches.

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Ringling's final show commences after 146 years

Before Sunday night's performance began, Feld himself addressed the crowd, with family members by his side, telling circusgoers, "From the bottom of our hearts we want to say thank you all very much, and please enjoy and celebrate the Greatest Show on Earth one last time".

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Golden State Warriors dominate Cleveland Cavaliers 113-91

Before Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, Hayward took to his blog and broke down the third matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors . They did a really good job of putting us in a position to turn the ball over. "But one game did allow Durant to not only show the Warriors how to beat the Cavaliers in these 2017 NBA Finals , but also shows the Dubs how they should have beat the Cavs a year ago".

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Austin Dillon scores first career win at Coca-Cola 600

Dillon, the grandson of Hall of Fame vehicle owner Richard Childress , was among several drivers who chose not to pit down the stretch. Austin Dillon saved just enough fuel to put No. But with the quick stoppage, it was too early to tell whether the compound was going to bring more excitement and sizzle to NASCAR's longest race.

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Lions 2017: Why the All Blacks will tame the Lions

I recall with great fondness the excitement generated in particular by the visit of the great 1971 side to my home province Marlborough for a match against a combined Nelson/Marlborough team, which now takes permanent shape in the form of the Tasman Makos.

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Apparently Kevin Durant 'doesn't remember' his Rihanna stare down

The shooting was far from pretty, and Cleveland's defense was a step behind most of the night, unable to stop the star-studded roster of All-Stars and key role players on the other side. "It wasn't just the third quarter, it was the whole game", James, who gave up eight turnovers, said after the Cavaliers were outscored by 13 points in the period.

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Juventus great Buffon still driven by fear

Zidane believes his Portuguese star has something special within which separates him from most of the rest. "We didn't feel confident enough because we had a number of years when we struggled in the Champions League and we didn't expect to win.

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Rain rescues Australia against NZ as match abandoned

Volatile weather is front of mind for all in a brisk tournament run and won before the British summer formally begins. This was an identical outcome to when the teams met at the Birmingham ground in the last edition four years ago. Josh Hazlewood finished with six wickets for 52, the second best bowling figures in the tournament's history. You can also watch England vs New Zealand live streaming online on the official website of Hotstar while live scores and updates will be ...

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Carroll says Kaepernick a starter, just not with Seahawks

Carroll said he didn't feel the need to talk to the team about the article -- which also posited that some players feel the coaching staff treats Wilson differently - calling it "an old story that was revisited ... Carroll wouldn't divulge into whether or not Kaepernick's contract demands were a factor, but he added that the veteran quarterback is "capable of being a championship guy" and has "shown enough ups that you know he can do that".

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Cavaliers need heart, fewer mistakes to recover in NBA Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers were completely outclassed in a 22-point rout that wouldn't have been that close if not for 15 missed layups from the Dubs in the first half. Smith less than two minutes into the game, and three of the seven reserves who saw action accounted for 21 points. But it was Rihanna's apparent beef with Durant that really caught viewers' attention.

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Alan Jackson to perform downtown before Game 3

PITTSBURGH (AP ) - By coach Peter Laviolette's math, the Nashville Predators have been pretty good for all but 10 minutes of the Stanley Cup Final . Crosby, of course, wasn't without his own antics, delivering a little bit of uncalled slashing earlier in the night, and Chris Kunitz was even rougher with a cross-check to Subban, but there was plenty of other after-the-whistle officiating - or a lack thereof - that had both sides on edge.

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Rosen | Adjustments for Cavaliers after ugly Game 1 loss

Prized from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a blockbuster deal during the offseason, 2014 MVP Durant arrived to a team already filled with superstars in Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green . Just look at what happened in the second half of Game 2, when Curry's four 3-pointers in the third quarter helped the Warriors outscore the Cavaliers by 13 points.

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Ananya Vinay wins the 2017 US Scripps National Spelling Bee

The victor is entitled to a $40,000 cash prize, a trophy and other awards, including a $2,500 United States savings bond from Merriam-Webster as well as trips to NY and California for televised appearances. In a post-win interview, Vinay shared her simple plan and her recipe for success: "Just focus on my words and try to spell them right". Media captionHow would people in the United Kingdom fare in a spelling bee? Here are some memorable words from Thursday's final rounds of the bee.

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Red Sox put LHP Rodriguez on DL after fall in bullpen

When the Orioles visited Boston during the first week of May, a series of brushback pitches and harsh words in both clubhouses led the commissioner's office to intervene with instructions to end a feud that began in April with a spikes-high slide by Baltimore's Manny Machado into Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia.


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