My NBA Finals prediction? Better get a broom

This might sound unusual, but LeBron James is used to being the underdog. While he had a rocky start to his Golden State career, former Oklahoma City Thunder kingpin Durant is now at the peak of his powers, averaging 25.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.2 blocked shots a game in the play-offs . [Full Article...]

Motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden dies from injuries sustained in bicycle crash

Motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden dies from injuries sustained in bicycle crash The 35-year-old had suffered trauma to his head, chest and abdomen after colliding with the car's windshield, leaving him in critical condition at Maurizio Bufalino Hospital in Cesena. Hayden then took his talents to MotoGP , joining the Repsol Honda factory team in 2003. 2006 MotoGP champ Nicky Hayden has died after his cycling accident in Italy. [Full Article...]

Jake Arrieta calls Harper-Strickland brawl "awesome", "refreshing"

Jake Arrieta calls Harper-Strickland brawl That hasn't been the book on this team around the league for several years - dating back to 2013, when the Atlanta Braves used Harper for target practice, hitting him twice in two different series. "One thing I've got to say about Strickland is he hit me in the right spot, so I do respect him for that", Harper said . "I wouldn't really enjoy getting hit for something ... [Full Article...]

Chelsea earns $195 million for winning Premier League

Chelsea earns $195 million for winning Premier League Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero examines why Premier League clubs are lagging behind in the Champions League . Sky Sports note that figure was accumulated by the Blues appearing on domestic and overseas TV, as well as £4.5million worth of central commercial income. [Full Article...]

Blunder sinks Ainslie at America's Cup, Kiwis roll on

Blunder sinks Ainslie at America's Cup, Kiwis roll on First up is the British in Land Rover BAR taking on Groupama Team France with one coming off a tough two loses while the other riding high with a win over the Swedes. But the French team kept their cool and delivered the speed and stability that was notably absent from their first races, allowing them to build on their advantage. [Full Article...]

How to watch Warriors vs

It's easy to forget that James nearly single-handedly led the Cavs to two wins over Golden State in the 2015 Finals with a bunch of scrubs before leading last year's comeback with Kyrie Irving . But it was all worth it because of the quest for a championship. I've always wanted to - because I was in the National Basketball Association before him and when he came in, I watched him and things ... [Full Article...]

Trump on historic Paris climate change pact: 'We're getting out'

His predecessor, Barack Obama , expressed regret over the pullout from a deal he was instrumental in brokering. "We are firmly convinced that the agreement can not be renegotiated", they added, referring to part of the Trump announcement which said Washington was open to negotiating a new agreement. [Full Article...]

Gary Player claims he, not Bernhard Langer, holds senior major titles record

He routinely outdrove the 59-year-old Langer by 30 yards and got up-and-down for birdie on the par-5 18th to maintain his one-shot advantage. “Hes got a little different game, ” Singh, victor of three majors on the PGA Tour, said of Langer, who won the Masters twice and is tied with Jack Nicklaus for most senior major titles (eight). [Full Article...]

Danny Ainge getting calls for #1 pick

With just over three weeks until the 2017 National Basketball Association draft, the 6-foot-4 guard from Washington is more hopeful than ever that he will achieve that dream and wear the Celtic green next season. The Boston Celtics were already without Isaiah Thomas for the last three games of the Eastern Conference Finals , and Avery Bradley and Jaylen Brown also battled through injuries tha... [Full Article...]

Smith thinks LeBron lacked confidence in Cavs loss

Smith thinks LeBron lacked confidence in Cavs loss Newest Celtics folk hero Kelly Olynyk decided that since Thomas couldn't be in the locker room with the team for Game 3, he would dial him up and bring the locker room to him, via FaceTime. He didn't shoot the ball well. It was no ordinary defeat, however, as the Cavs blew a 21-point lead after they entered the game as 16-point favorites at home. [Full Article...]

Dale Earnhardt Jr. defends Kyle Busch's surly mood after the Coca-Cola 600

Dillon celebrated by diving head first into the infield grass. "I drove my butt off, but it wasn't to be tonight". Leading with just over one lap left, the No. After Larson's accident, Truex lost three spots on pit road on Lap 294, ceding the stage win to Denny Hamlin . If you're Kyle Larson , you nearly would have been better off staying home this weekend. [Full Article...]

Lyon beats PSG in penalty shootout to win Champions League title

Lyon beats PSG in penalty shootout to win Champions League title Lyon's Ada Hegerberg then missed a golden chance in the second half by first firing straight at Kiedrzynek with the goal at her mercy and then poking the rebound wide. "But it was a good showcase for women's football and it is victory that counts in women's football finals". Gareth Price, south west emergency planning officer for Highways England, said: "We have placed roadside messages well ... [Full Article...]

LeBron James' LA home vandalized with racial slur

LeBron James' LA home vandalized with racial slur As LeBron James prepares to defend his National Basketball Association championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers , he's dealing with a racist incident at his home. He lives in Bath, Ohio. James was in Los Angeles most of last summer working with his production company. "My family is safe, they're safe and that's the most important", James said. [Full Article...]

Ronaldo: 'Humility not always good'

GETTY Paulo Dybala has not ruled out joining Real Madrid in the future " Real Madrid future?" The following year Juve were back in the final for the third season in a row, only to lose 1-0 to Real , Predrag Mijatovic's goal providing the Spanish club's first European title in 32 years. [Full Article...]

Defending champions Djokovic, Muguruza make second round

Defending champions Djokovic, Muguruza make second round 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. The first-round match between No. 9-seeded Alexander Zverev and Fernando Verdasco has been suspended because of darkness after the players split the first two sets. [Full Article...]

Ex-MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies at 35

Hayden had featured every year in grand prix, motorcycle racing's premier class, between 2003 and 2016, winning three races with Honda during that time. Members of his family reportedly flew out from the United States to be with Hayden while he was being treated at the hospital. Hayden was in Italy following a race at nearby Imola. [Full Article...]

Ramachandra Guha resigns from BCCI's COA

Ramachandra Guha resigns from BCCI's COA As per reports, Guha submitted his resignation to the committee chairman Vinod Rai on Thursday morning, citing personal reasons. The Bench asked Guha to file his plea in the registry and posted the case for hearing on July 14, after the SC re-opens post summer vacations. [Full Article...]

We are focusing on being ruthless, says Virat Kohli

People might look at it as redemption or opportunity. Kohli may be the star of the team these days, but expects his seniors Yuvraj Singh and Dhoni to flourish in the tournament. The Black Caps last played one-day cricket in England during the thrilling 2015 series, which England won 3-2 against Brendon McCullum's side. "In the Champions Trophy, you need to be on top of your game from game one"... [Full Article...]

Frugal Narine helps put KKR one step closer to final

Coming out to chase a low total, KKR lost early wickets of Chris Lynn, Yusuf Pathan and Robin Uthappa but it was the skipper Gautam Gambhir who played an anchor role to ensure the victory for his team. Mumbai Indians had a nightmare initially as well when they lost 3 wickets with a score just hovering around 36 in 3 overs. "Sometimes I rely on my gut feel", Roit said. [Full Article...]

'He's with me': Mourning dad, American wins at French Open

'He's with me': Mourning dad, American wins at French Open The American has failed to reached the fourth round at Roland Garros in any of his previous four appearances. As often in Paris, Djokovic spoke in French during his on-court interview, and joked. Kvitova threw her racket in frustration after double-faulting on match point, but the players warmly embraced at the net. Home favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also exited the tournament, unable to t... [Full Article...]

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