• England v South Africa: Batting collapse costs hosts in Lord's defeat
England v South Africa: Batting collapse costs hosts in Lord's defeat

Peter Moores was sacked as head coach soon after and the appointment of Trevor Bayliss has transformed England's fortunes in white-ball cricket, so much so that they will start the Champions Trophy among the favourites. He was also fastest to two, three, four, five and six thousand. The match was then all but over when South Africa lost three...

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  • Steve Kerr says he's not planning to coach Game 1 of Finals
Steve Kerr says he's not planning to coach Game 1 of Finals

The back-and-forth series is punctuated by LeBron James again rising to another level with a championship on the line, and Curry asserting himself and looking again like a unanimous MVP comes down to the final game. Love was asked if the Cavs wanted the Warriors. "I'm just at peace with myself; I'm at peace with myself as a basketball player,...

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  • LeBron says has beaten stacked teams like Warriors before
LeBron says has beaten stacked teams like Warriors before

There was that much pain. Golden State has glowed in this post-season, becoming the first team to start 12-0 while winning by an average of 16.3 points per game - the highest margin league history. Ultimately, LeBron is the great equalizer, he is the best player in the game. "As of right now, I will not coach Thursday night", Kerr said, via ESPN...

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  • Ausilio confirms Manchester United interest in Perisic
Ausilio confirms Manchester United interest in Perisic

Inter director Piero Ausilio has revealed that the Europa League champions have been pursuing Perisic for a while but are yet to bid for him. Perisic can be used on on either wing, but plays predominately on the left side. Manchester United have a "verbal agreement" with Croatia star Ivan Perisic but a deal could be scuppered due to Inter...

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  • Bryce Harper sparks mass brawl after being hit by pitcher
Bryce Harper sparks mass brawl after being hit by pitcher

This flashpoint came in the eighth inning - with two outs, none on and Washington ahead 2-0, Strickland hit Harper with the first pitch, a 98 miles per hour fastball. The Giants won the World Series in 2014, so Strickland clearly got the last laugh. Harper watched the second shot sail down the line, in Game 4, and glared at the reliever as he round...

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  • Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll arrested for DWI
Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll arrested for DWI

The Cowboys had not yet commented on the arrest. Carroll is due to start for Dallas, who lost Brandon Carr and Mo Claiborne this offseason. He signed a three-year, $10 million contract with the Cowboys in March, CBSSports.com reports .

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  • Monster mash: LeBron James undaunted by beastly Warriors
Monster mash: LeBron James undaunted by beastly Warriors

Looking back at the past two seasons, these teams have headlined some of the best games of the year. The Cavs counter with four players who have been selected to 24 All-Star Games - James (13), Kyrie Irving (4), Kevin Love (4) and Deron Williams (3).

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  • Cavs' Kevin Love: We're defending champs, not Finals underdogs
Cavs' Kevin Love: We're defending champs, not Finals underdogs

Steph Curry has argued Kerr is actually seeing the game from an entirely different vantage point, and that's an asset for the Warriors. "I only play blackjack in Vegas anyway, so it doesn't matter", James said of the Las Vegas sportsbooks doubting the Cavs' chances.

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  • Braves get 1B Matt Adams from Cards as fill-in for Freeman
Braves get 1B Matt Adams from Cards as fill-in for Freeman

The Braves are now in a series with the Washington Nationals and will host the Pittsburgh Pirates in a four-game series starting on Monday. Piscotty also was dealing with some tendinitis in his right knee after a bout with the wall in Springfield but he said that was not a problem, nor was the hamstring.

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  • Tottenham striker Harry Kane secures second successive Golden Boot
Tottenham striker Harry Kane secures second successive Golden Boot

We are so, so calm about our key players. 'When they scored the third goal I didn't see enough desire to defend as a team it drained us of any belief. Kane told Sky Sports: 'I've been thinking a lot about getting on the scoresheet this week. Following a 2-0 victory over Manchester City on October 2, the North London side had to wait for anoth...

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  • Victor Moses didnt want to cheat the referee: Antonio Conte
Victor Moses didnt want to cheat the referee: Antonio Conte

That's why I say it's not about popularity, it's about competence and I have not got that responsibility. That change came ahead of a 2-1 win at Middlesbrough on April 17 and Arsenal would lose just one game with that formation, which Wenger stuck with for Saturday's final despite missing a number of key personnel.

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  • Jose leaving Griezmann deal to Woodward
Jose leaving Griezmann deal to Woodward

Jesse Lingard says Manchester United did not meet their preseason targets to win the Premier League title or finish inside the top four but he believes their form this season showed they "we're capable of anything". "I think I just have to make a decision in terms of a football decision, and that s what I ll do". Rooney claims he has " more ...

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  • Japanese driver, engine provide winning combination at Indy
Japanese driver, engine provide winning combination at Indy

Before today, the 40-year-old Sato had never placed higher than 13th at the Indianapolis 500 , according to the Indianapolis Star. He and Castroneves dueled one another in the final laps, but it was Sato that took the lead and held off the three-time Indy 500 champion to score his first win in the marquee event.

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  • Real Madrid to rely on Ronaldo ahead of Champions League final
Real Madrid to rely on Ronaldo ahead of Champions League final

It's an ambition and a dream . However, the Bianconeri knocked Barca out at the quarter-final stage of this season's competition and the experienced centre-back is optimistic of their chances in Cardiff , despite Madrid's class. The Champions League final will be played under a closed roof due to concerns over a possible drone attack on th...

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Game 5: What We Learned
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Game 5: What We Learned

Injured or worn down or just in a shooting slump (or, most likely, a combination of the three), Stephen Curry struggled defensively and was outplayed by LeBron last Finals when the Warriors needed him. "Hell yeah", he said, his voice rising. Golden State has glowed in this postseason, becoming the first team to start 12-0 while winning by...

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  • Mystique vs. mayhem in unlikely Stanley Cup Final
Mystique vs. mayhem in unlikely Stanley Cup Final

His 16 points are five shy of the National Hockey League rookie record for a single playoff year of 21, set by Minnesota's Dino Ciccarelli in 1981 and matched by Philadelphia's Ville Leino in 2010. "I think we just want to come into this series and win another round". As far how Nashville can counteract what appears to be an obvious weakness do...

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  • Five iconic pictures from Celtic's biggest ever Scottish Cup win
Five iconic pictures from Celtic's biggest ever Scottish Cup win

The goalkeeper attracted interest from Chelsea in the winter transfer window. In fact it is the first in the Scottish top flight since Rangers won every game in the 1898-99 season, when a league season comprised only 18 games. However, his involvement in that Scottish Cup final at the age of just 17 was quite unexpected. Reynolds was outsta...

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  • Tiger Woods arrested in Florida for DUI
Tiger Woods arrested in Florida for DUI

He has not played since he pulled out of the Dubai Desert Classic on February 3 after an opening-round 73. Woods was arrested at about three in the morning local time on Monday. The countless millions of endorsement dollars he made, starting with putting Nike golf on a map it has since fallen off - not surprisingly coinciding with his demise? ...

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  • Collective effort responsible for Mumbai Indians' IPL-10 win
Collective effort responsible for Mumbai Indians' IPL-10 win

We always need our big players for big games. "He might not have had a great season, but he is one guy who can change it in one over", said former MI skipper Sachin Tendulkar . "Just batting deep was the best opportunity and we could not get over", he said. Stokes - whose $2.16 million contract broke the IPL signing record for a foreign player...

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  • Angels star Trout has torn thumb ligament, surgery possible
Angels star Trout has torn thumb ligament, surgery possible

He injured his thumb on a headfirst slide to second base vs. Miami on Sunday. Trout , the reigning AL MVP and, without question, the best player in baseball, is batting.337/.461/.742 with 16 home runs, 36 RBI, 36 runs scored, and 10 stolen bases in 206 plate appearances this season.

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  • Bracco, Spitfires beat Otters in Memorial Cup final
Bracco, Spitfires beat Otters in Memorial Cup final

Just 49 seconds after Bracco got things going, Erie tied it on a ideal post-and-in shot from captain and tournament MVP Dylan Strome . "A lot of people didn't have us getting a bye for Sunday, or even playing for Sunday or maybe not even winning a game", Spitfires forward Jeremy Bracco said.

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  • Cavs blow out Celts to reach finals
Cavs blow out Celts to reach finals

Despite going through the East playoffs at 12-1 and appearing destined for a rematch against the Golden State Warriors for months, the Cavs pushed off thoughts of what awaits them in Oakland next week. Whoever tries to get to that is going to have to play in 10 NBA Finals and average 30 points a game to get there. It felt like we grew as the ye...

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  • 'Horrified' Wayne Rooney donates £100000 to victims of Manchester concert bombing
'Horrified' Wayne Rooney donates £100000 to victims of Manchester concert bombing

It obviously takes happiness from our achievement. I would obviously, me and everyone else, we would change this trophy for the people that lost their lives, that's obvious. He also aimed a barb at those managers he described as "poets" who do not win anything. Jose Mourinho , who was in superb spirits after guiding Manchester United to the UE...

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  • Warriors strongly favored in Las Vegas over Cavs for NBA Finals
Warriors strongly favored in Las Vegas over Cavs for NBA Finals

LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 Thursday night to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and another trip to the NBA Finals to meet the Golden State Warriors.

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  • Hull completes trio of northeast clubs relegated from EPL
Hull completes trio of northeast clubs relegated from EPL

With just one away league win all season, the odds were heavily stacked against Hull and Alfred N'Diaye couldn't find a cure for their travel sickness as he blazed well over. When we had the four-game winning run and we beat Liverpool it was on the fact Liverpool had one shot on target at their own ground. "Now it's time to be calm and see what...

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  • Underdog Cavaliers insist they have plenty of bite for NBA Finals
Underdog Cavaliers insist they have plenty of bite for NBA Finals

Now he faces Golden State for a third time; the Warriors added 2014 MVP Kevin Durant to their roster, and even Jordan's Bulls would have trouble corralling this loaded Golden State squad. It's unfortunate because it clouds the joy of the game itself, the growth of players, of guys doing the unexpected and rising to heights we did not expect fro...

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  • Kyrie Irving leads Cleveland to the verge of the NBA Finals
Kyrie Irving leads Cleveland to the verge of the NBA Finals

But it all evaporated. "(Irving) was born for these moments", LeBron James said after Irving scored 21 third-quarter points, including the Cavs' final 14. The Finals championship is between one Eastern and one Western Conference team. Simple as that. It's good that we're here now. The Cavs, meanwhile, wouldn't be on the cusp of the Finals wit...

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  • Mercedes: Seventh the 'optimal result' for Hamilton
Mercedes: Seventh the 'optimal result' for Hamilton

Fifth is Verstappen and the Englishman Lewis Hamilton is seventh . The title race took a further swing Ferrari's way after Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix , with Vettel winning ahead of teammate Kimi Raikkonen . It wasn't clear how the tyre would perform. How it all panned out, the super-soft was not quick enough and Sebastian was able to pull ...

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  • Alex Noren wins BMW PGA Championship title after stunning final round
Alex Noren wins BMW PGA Championship title after stunning final round

Alex Noren went into his final round of the PGA Championship hoping to play well so he could start next week on a high and came out of it with what he later reckoned was probably his best ever performance over 18 holes, a West Course record of 62 and enough to win the tournament by two strokes.

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  • NBA, NHL finals will feature defending champions
NBA, NHL finals will feature defending champions

The Cavs went on to defeat the Warriors in seven games, and some believe LeBron trolled Golden State by wearing an Ultimate Warrior shirt to the team's victory parade. I think you've found two great teams. "I was just like, 'Why are you this upset?' That's what I was thinking, and that's why I was talking back". When you're growing up and you're ...

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