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Nylon Calculus: Kevin Durant makes the impossible look easy

Nylon Calculus: Kevin Durant makes the impossible look easy Durant is averging 29.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists during the playoffs. In April, it was reported that Durant would not take the option so he could hit free agency and re-sign with the Warriors for next season. " Kevin Durant is one of the best players I've ever played against, that this league has ever seen". According to Sportsradar's shot-making model, Durant has scored 21 more... [Full Article...]

By the numbers - Rafael Nadal 86-2 at Roland Garros

By the numbers - Rafael Nadal 86-2 at Roland Garros In his on-court speech after Nadal's 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory, the 24-year-old Thiem said: "I still remember when you won here the first time , 2005". 2-nd player after Australia's Margaret Court to win a single Grand Slam title 11 times . [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal speaks out after 11th French Open win

Nadal's "La Decima" was his 10th French Open , and he managed it without dropping a set throughout the tournament. The 16-time Grand Slam appeared to be coasting in the third, but a break up at 2-1, the Spaniard began to struggle with what appeared to be cramp in his middle finger. [Full Article...]

Nadal faces power-hitter Thiem in final

Nadal faces power-hitter Thiem in final Nadal saved that second trio of break points Friday, held there, then broke in the next game to grab that set. After struggling in his quarterfinal against Diego Schwartzman , Nadal is approaching his best form ahead of the final and hopes are high that the Spanish star will emerge victorious. [Full Article...]

Lyon pull plug on Fekir's Liverpool switch

Lyon pull plug on Fekir's Liverpool switch However, concerns stemming from a serious knee injury Fekir had suffered while playing for France three years ago had put the brakes on the deal. In a statement released on the French club's official website, Lyon claimed that a breakdown in negotiations have resulted in French global remaining where he is for the time being. [Full Article...]

Verstappen posts more fast times in Canadian GP practice

Verstappen posts more fast times in Canadian GP practice Yesterday I wasn't really in charge, I was more of a passenger. 'I will never do that because it has brought me to where I am right now, and after the race it is not the right time to talk. "We were not quick enough today in qualifying", Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said after Q3, perhaps slightly overlooking Bottas' position on the front row. [Full Article...]

Marcelo: Cristiano Ronaldo does not own Real Madrid - Neymar is welcome

Marcelo: Cristiano Ronaldo does not own Real Madrid - Neymar is welcome Marcelo also said that five-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo was in line to take the trophy again for 2018, while Neymar would win it for sure in future as he would "be as good as Cristiano" over time. "There's no such thing as Neymar not being there because Cristiano is there". The presentation comes amid the uncertainty in Madrid as to whether the Portuguese will still be their player next... [Full Article...]

Floyd Mayweather named world’s highest-paid athlete on list with no women

Floyd Mayweather named world’s highest-paid athlete on list with no women The third driver included on the Forbes rich and happy 100 list is predictably Fernando Alonso, who enjoyed a $32M paycheck from McLaren and $1M in endorsements. Rounding out the top 10 were footballer Neymar, basketball star LeBron James , tennis ace Roger Federer , basketball player Stephen Curry and American footballers Matt Ryan and Matthew Stafford . [Full Article...]

UFC 225: How Can The Promotion Ever Trust Yoel Romero Again?

UFC 225: How Can The Promotion Ever Trust Yoel Romero Again? The main event is positioned on top of arguably the most exciting card of action the UFC have put together this year. In his final attempt and with three minutes to spare, Romero looking worn out and gaunt, came in at 185.2 pounds - becoming the first fighter in UFC history to miss weight in multiple title fights. [Full Article...]

Joel Embiid is already recruiting LeBron James

Joel Embiid is already recruiting LeBron James The Golden State Warriors are the 2017-2018 National Basketball Assn. champions, blowing out the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight 108-85 at Quicken Loans Arena in what may be LeBron James's last game for the OH team. He needs to go out and figure out how to get another All-Star on this team who can help carry the offensive load for LeBron during the regular season and chip in during the postseaso... [Full Article...]

Justify 13th Triple Crown Winner After Belmont Victory

Justify 13th Triple Crown Winner After Belmont Victory In the last 16 years , the only race-day favorite to win the Belmont Stakes was American Pharoah . Justify has the same trainer, Bob Baffert . "I've never had a horse work like him", Baffert said of Justify earlier this week. From his tender heel the day after he won the Kentucky Derby to his exhausted performance in the Preakness to his starting position on the dreaded rail in the... [Full Article...]

Halep tops Stephens to win French Open

Halep tops Stephens to win French Open The hold/break and head to head edges make Halep's status as a solid favourite correct, but until she lifts her first Grand Slam trophy, there will continue to be doubts about her ability in Slam finals. Open. She'll hold onto her No. 1 ranking, while Stephens will rise to a career-high ranking of No. 4. "I competed the best that I could and the better player won the match today". [Full Article...]

Durant wins second successive NBA Finals MVP

Durant wins second successive NBA Finals MVP James is not winning in Cleveland , not as the Cavaliers are constituted. "No team has ever come back from 3-1 either, and we did it", Lue said, referring to the Cavs' comeback to stun the Warriors in the 2016 Finals. If so, then perhaps the pull of family will keep him in Cleveland . James could sign a five-year deal worth more than $205 million with the Cavaliers. [Full Article...]

How to watch Simona Halep vs. Sloane Stephens

How to watch Simona Halep vs. Sloane Stephens She's won 7.6% more points on serve (holding a magnificent 87.3% of the time ) but Halep has won 3.7% more points on return (breaking opponents a stratospheric 63.3% - the best return data I can remember seeing for a long time ). Garbine Muguruza and Simona Halep meet in the semifinals of the 2018 tennis French Open. When is the women's singles final? ITV 1 will show free-to-air c... [Full Article...]

Searing Pace Can Set England Apart Ahead Of Of World Cup Tilt

Searing Pace Can Set England Apart Ahead Of Of World Cup Tilt At the back too, players are forcing Southgate to think again about his starting line-up.The wing-backs in particular were excellent against Costa Rica , with Danny Rose and debutant Trent Alexander-Arnold showing that they've got the defensive nous and attacking flair to make an impact in Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Warriors sweep Cavs for second straight title

Warriors sweep Cavs for second straight title Other teams have won three championships in four seasons, but none in the last 52 years - including the aforementioned dynasties - have done so while enduring a streak of four consecutive trips to The Finals. User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. [Full Article...]

Mayweather is the world's Highest-paid athlete (ahead of Messi and Ronaldo)

Mayweather is the world's Highest-paid athlete (ahead of Messi and Ronaldo) Williams still made an estimated $18 million from sponsorships this year, just a few million shy of the top 100. Boxer Floyd Mayweather topped the list with an annual income of $285 million, with footballer Lionel Messi coming second at $111 million. [Full Article...]

Bates, Green tons power New Zealand women to record ODI total

Bates, Green tons power New Zealand women to record ODI total The New Zealand women team's previous best was 455/5 against Pakistan in 1997 which is now successfully beaten with a new high. The White Ferns shattered their own 21-year-old record, set when they scored 455-5 against Pakistan in Christchurch in 1997. [Full Article...]

Conte becomes the latest coach to reject Real Madrid

Conte becomes the latest coach to reject Real Madrid Los Blancos' search for a new coach seems to be trickier than first expected, with big names such as Tottenham Hotspur's Mauricio Pochettino and Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp having already been ruled out, according to Marca . "I wish Zidane had stayed for two more days so that we could've completed the deal for Guti ", Galvez told reporters. "He is preparing himself to be a coach in the future ... [Full Article...]

LeBron James checks out to a huge ovation from Cleveland crowd

LeBron James checks out to a huge ovation from Cleveland crowd Whether you get the job done or not, we all want to show up and do our jobs at a high level, because that's what got us all to where we are today as individual players and as a team . James, 33, has carried the Cavs all season to the finals and is averaging just shy of a triple-double per game this series. This season featured entirely too much drama, and the Warriors took advantage with a clean ... [Full Article...]


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