• Tapwrit rallies in stretch to win Belmont Stakes
Tapwrit rallies in stretch to win Belmont Stakes

It was a thrilling showdown in NY amid concerns the race wouldn't live up to expectations after some key withdrawals, with Classic Empire and Epicharis pulling out of contention prior to Saturday's contest. Tapwrit finished sixth in the 20-horse Kentucky Derby. "I think he ran a sneaky good race in the Derby", Pletcher said of Tapwrit . O...

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  • Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors
Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors

The Warriors have defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals , clinching their second title in three years and their fifth in team history, avenging the loss to Cleveland after blowing a 3-1 lead a year ago.

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  • Haas cuts Federer comeback short in Stuttgart
Haas cuts Federer comeback short in Stuttgart

Haas, a former world number two but now at 302, was broken again as the Swiss served out the set on his first opportunity after 22 minutes. I think all the setbacks ignite the fire more again to prove myself, my fans, family and team that I can still do it.

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  • Khan, Amir trigger Sri Lanka collapse
Khan, Amir trigger Sri Lanka collapse

But it wasn't to be enough as, despite Pakistan suffering a middle-order wobble of their own, Sarfraz and Amir combined - their unbroken 75-run stand a Champions Trophy record for the eighth wicket - to guide their team to victory and secure a return to Cardiff on Wednesday to face England.

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  • Reasons: Why Predators lost in Cup Final
Reasons: Why Predators lost in Cup Final

The win made the Penguins the first team in almost two decades to repeat as champions while Crosby became just the third player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in consecutive years as Stanley Cup MVP. We hate the result, but our guys gave a pretty good effort. Taking the sting out of Pittsburgh bringing home their fifth Cup in franchise h...

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  • Dustin Johnson defends US Open title after birth of second child
Dustin Johnson defends US Open title after birth of second child

Gretzky and Johnson's household also includes 2-year-old son Tatum , whom they welcomed in January 2015. Dustin Johnson's having a busy week - his fiancee, Paulina Gretzky , gave birth on Monday. Now the plan for the Irmo native is to head to Erin Hills in Erin, Wisc., site of the U.S. Open and where he will try to defend his title. Johns...

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  • Mets, Zack Wheeler trounced by Cubs
Mets, Zack Wheeler trounced by Cubs

Chicago batted around in the second, and the biggest blow came when Happ went the opposite way with the bases loaded for his sixth homer. Yeah, but Rizzo was in the lead off spot and Wheeler did not have his lead with the command. The second inning proved to be the veteran southpaw's undoing, as he surrendered an RBI double to Charlie Blackmo...

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  • Berger retains St. Jude title after Mickelson triple
Berger retains St. Jude title after Mickelson triple

Reavie is still in contention after shooting a 72 and is tied with Matt Jones and Kevin Chappell at 7-under, two shots behind the leaders. They were one stroke in front of overnight co-leader Stewart Cink, who carded a 68 for 132, with Ben Crane , victor of this tournament in Memphis, Tennessee, on 133 after a 65.

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  • Gareth Southgate: England need to learn to 'manage the game'
Gareth Southgate: England need to learn to 'manage the game'

England took an early lead through Harry Kane's wonderfully worked ninth-minute strike but could have been pegged back before Samuel Umtiti's equaliser midway through the first half. There's no doubting we should be in for an entertaining game. France were rattled briefly but soon took advantage of their opponents' lack of ruthlessness, whic...

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  • LeBron James in The Finals
LeBron James in The Finals

Beyond just the historic feats he set, the National Basketball Association title and MVP award provide further validation to Durant that he made the right decision to make the jump to Golden State last summer. Irving and James turned back-to-back steals into impressive tone-setting layups as part of a 16-3 Cleveland run for an 20-12 edge, James ...

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  • Video Showing US Open Green Speeds Will Give Average Golfers Nightmares
Video Showing US Open Green Speeds Will Give Average Golfers Nightmares

Open victor said. "At a place like Erin Hills , they really have a lot of different options as far as tees and stuff to use", he said. It's a common refrain among many golf fans: That a course - let alone one hosting a major championship - can never be truly great unless it features a spectacular finishing hole.

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  • Presidential poll: six file nominations on Day One
Presidential poll: six file nominations on Day One

After meeting Gandhi, the panel of three ministers will also meet CPI (M)'s Sitaram Yechury, sources close to Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said. The government's threemember committee comprising Union ministers Rajnath Singh , Arun Jaitley and Venkaiah Naidu will each reach out to opposition leaders over the next few days.

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  • Kevin Durant Says Kyrie Irving Is Better Than Allen Iverson
Kevin Durant Says Kyrie Irving Is Better Than Allen Iverson

Skill for skill, his handle is better .I feel like Kyrie got more skill. Better handle, better finisher and better shooter. "I think he wants it to be his only house". His consistent performances were the reason why #Kevin Durant made a decision to praise him, even though Irving was his opponent in the Finals. "For someobdy to be that skilled,...

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  • Champions Trophy final an all South Asian affairs
Champions Trophy final an all South Asian affairs

If Pakistan do manage to upstage the hosts, it will be their first appearance in the final of a 50-over International Cricket Council (ICC) tournament since losing to Australia in the title clash of the 1999 World Cup. He smashed his fifty off 49 balls and the second one in a must win match. England , who were brilliant in the group stages, ...

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  • 500000 fans may attend parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win
500000 fans may attend parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win

The team captured its second straight championship on Sunday after defeating the Nashville Predators 2-0 in the finals' sixth game. Fleury, of course, played a vital role in Pittsburgh's run to the title series, not to mention the first of the Pens' three Stanley Cup wins in the Sidney Crosby-Evgeni Malkin era.

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  • Quiz: How much do you remember about past Premier League opening days?
Quiz: How much do you remember about past Premier League opening days?

On Boxing Day, Chelsea are at home to Brighton, Liverpool take on Swansea at Anfield, United host Burnley and Tottenham play Southampton at Wembley. The first weekend in November will see two games between clubs hoping to challenge for the title as Chelsea are at home to Man Utd , and Man City face Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.

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  • Berger wins at St. Jude Classic for second straight year
Berger wins at St. Jude Classic for second straight year

Perhaps he benefited from following the same routine this year as he had done last season. Atwal, India's first and only victor on PGA Tour , came through the Monday qualification to make the tournament, but could not progress to the weekend rounds.

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  • Preds: Shutting down Pens' stars not possible every game
Preds: Shutting down Pens' stars not possible every game

But the referees saw the exchange as coincidental minors, That call infuriated Predators' coach Peter Laviolette , who then took a calculated risk and switched to backup goaltender Juuse Saros for the start of the second, after Rinne surrendered three goals on nine shots.

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  • McEnroe, Ivanisevic tip Murray for the final
McEnroe, Ivanisevic tip Murray for the final

Nishikori out-dueled Murray in a five-set classic at last year's US Open and looked capable of a repeat success as he rolled through the opening set. "I don't think I've ever seen a guy who can defend as well as Murray and also complain as much as Murray and still play such great tennis - it's an unbelievable mix".

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  • Jelena Ostapenko prevails over 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki
Jelena Ostapenko prevails over 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki

This is all so new to her and she seemed as surprised as anyone to be where she is. "When I came here, I didn't expect that I'm going to be in the semis, but I was playing better and better every match". The Latvian is hoping to become the first player since Gustavo Kuerten at the 1997 French Open to win their first tour-level title at a Grand Sl...

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  • Nadal up to No.2; Djokovic slides to No.4
Nadal up to No.2; Djokovic slides to No.4

Rafael Nadal's French Open win on Sunday made the score 15-18 in his epic Grand Slam duel with Roger Federer . For the third time in his career, Nadal won every set at a grand slam . Federer said he won't be changing too much of his game for the "short and very intensive" grass season. "There was no one on the planet that could have bea...

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  • Nadal Wins 10th French Open Title
Nadal Wins 10th French Open Title

In the women's series, Martina Navratilova's 9 titles at WImbledon from 1978 to 1990 and Margaret Court's 11 grand slam titles in the Australian Open are the current records for the sport. "It's truly unbelievable", he said in French. Finally back to full strength in the offseason, Nadal returned to work, reconstructing his forehand and red...

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  • Clemens' Son Among Familiar Names On Day 2 Of MLB draft
Clemens' Son Among Familiar Names On Day 2 Of MLB draft

They received a compensation pick from Cleveland after Edwin Encarnacion signed with the Indians as a free agent in the off-season. Danner is an 18-year-old from Huntington Beach, Calif., who also pitched with his high school team. The first two rounds were Monday night at MLB Network studios, leading off with Minnesota taking California high s...

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  • Mohamed Salah will definitely move to Liverpool - Mido
Mohamed Salah will definitely move to Liverpool - Mido

According to the Italian satellite station this evening, Salah has again told Roma he would like a transfer to Jurgen Klopp's side . Salah is high on Klopp's list of targets this summer, as the German looks to strengthen his squad ahead of the new season.

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  • Aaron Ramsey 'felt calm, confident' taking Panenka penalty kick for Wales
Aaron Ramsey 'felt calm, confident' taking Panenka penalty kick for Wales

In October, Martin O'Neill's side are at home to bottom-side Moldova on October 6th, before travelling across the Irish Sea to play Wales in Cardiff three days later. Wales are on third with eight points. "I think realistically if we want to finish first, (we need) four wins", manager Coleman said. This time, Serbia looking to avoid thei...

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  • Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes
Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes

It was the third Belmont Stakes victory for Pletcher, who also trained this year's Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming . Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming skipped the race, as did Preakness Stakes victor Cloud Computing . Classic Empire was fourth, Practical Joke fifth, Tapwrit sixth, Gunnevera seventh, McCraken eighth, Gormley n...

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  • Google celebrates commencement of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 with an interactive doodle
Google celebrates commencement of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 with an interactive doodle

India has won all the two warm-up games very comfortably and this will boost the confidence of the team while Pakistan also won the warm up match but not so convincingly. They, however, faced off in the shortest version of the game during last year's ICC World T20 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. In this regard the first stepping-stone was ...

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  • South Carolina's Johnson taken by White Sox in the MLB Draft
South Carolina's Johnson taken by White Sox in the MLB Draft

And Missouri State third baseman Jake Burger didn't have to wait long to hear his name called. The White Sox used the eleventh pick in the draft to select Missouri State third baseman Jake Burger . Scherff was also named the Gatorade Texas Baseball Player of the Year this season. Nine pitchers were drafted ahead of Houck Monday. Burger, wh...

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  • Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor may fight August 26
Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor may fight August 26

UFC President Dana White reiterated last week that he is running negotiations with Mayweather's camp, contradicting a Los Angeles Times report that said UFC's ownership group, WME/IMG, was responsible for the ongoing talks. Powerful boxing manager Al Haymon is handling the negotiations for Mayweather, and is said to be working hard to get the d...

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  • Ostapenko blasts back in stunning fashion to claim French Open title - NAN
Ostapenko blasts back in stunning fashion to claim French Open title - NAN

She won 4-6 6-4 6-3 to become her country's first grand slam champion. After all, Roland Garros was not just her first major, but also her first title in any tour-level event. So should we evaluate the Latvian as we would any other promising-but-not-elite 20-year-old? Her reward included a cheque for £1.85 million and a huge ranking boost eleva...

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