• LeBron James dunks on kids at son's epic birthday party
LeBron James dunks on kids at son's epic birthday party

A James birthday party apparently involves mini American football games, basketball, of course, and ice-throwing competitions. When you're the offspring of LeBron James, you can expect a better-than-average birthday party. But in three-time National Basketball Association champion fashion, he wasn't going to go half-speed while competing. James...

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  • Kevin Durant says Warriors 'work extremely well together' but aren't a superteam
Kevin Durant says Warriors 'work extremely well together' but aren't a superteam

Basketball is unquestionably a team sport - one only needs to watch the way the Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers played during this year's NBA Finals to see how lovely the sport can be when five guys are playing as one on the court - but it is built on individual creativity and playmaking - from Kyrie Irving's circus layups to Kevin Durant's...

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  • Kyrgios retires injured at Queen's, says fit for Wimbledon
Kyrgios retires injured at Queen's, says fit for Wimbledon

After losing the tiebreaker, he picked up his bag and shook hands with Young. The fall and ensuing retirement may put the strength of Kyrgios' Wimbledon campaign in doubt. Earlier, fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga , playing his first match since a surprise first-round exit at his home French Open , beat Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 6-2, and sixth-s...

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  • Golden Knights Ask Fans for Input on Which Blackhawks Player to Pick
Golden Knights Ask Fans for Input on Which Blackhawks Player to Pick

Furthermore, McPhee has to spend enough money to get to 60% of the salary cap or about $45 million. The former Washington Capitals GM is already describing this as a "golden year" - one of the best of his personal and professional life. Don't think additional protection is the only way McPhee is going to go about acquiring those picks, however. Har...

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  • Russian Federation topple New Zealand in opening fixture of FIFA Confederations Cup
Russian Federation topple New Zealand in opening fixture of FIFA Confederations Cup

It wasn't long before Russian Federation had the lead, and it came courtesy of an own goal by Michael Boxall. Russia's win certainly eased the pressure on winning its second game, against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in Moscow on Wednesday.

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  • Mexico snatch late 2-2 draw against Portugal in Confed Cup
Mexico snatch late 2-2 draw against Portugal in Confed Cup

Russian Federation beat New Zealand 2-0 in the other Group A fixture, while Chile beat Cameroon 2-0 in the opening Group B tie. Hector Herrera had a rough start to 2017 and Jonathan dos Santos had never been a great player for Mexico .

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  • Long road: Koepka's journey now includes a US Open title
Long road: Koepka's journey now includes a US Open title

Open into a one-man show with three consecutive birdies on the back nine starting on the 14th, each punctuated by a fist pump. "That's about the best I've ever played", he said , and Koepka's winning score of 16 under equalled the US Open record set by Rory McIlroy when he won the tournament in 2011.

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  • India will learn from final loss, says Kohli
India will learn from final loss, says Kohli

Fakhar Zaman's thrilling ton and Mohammad Amir's three dismissals of India's top order led Pakistan to a stunning 180-run victory against their arch-rivals in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday. "We want to be more consistent as a team ". The momentum remained with Pakistan as Mohammad Hafeez pummelled three sixes an...

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  • Upper Marlboro Basketball Player Could Be No. 1 Pick
Upper Marlboro Basketball Player Could Be No. 1 Pick

The Celtics will get an additional first-round pick in the 2018 or 2019 draft in exchange for moving down two spots in the first round this year. If the pick drops below No. Now, who knows what the team at No. 3 - the Celtics or otherwise - does in that situation. The Maryland native has blown away scouts and analysts from all over the country ...

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  • Harry Kane saves day as Scotland scare England with last-ditch comeback
Harry Kane saves day as Scotland scare England with last-ditch comeback

England manager Southgate felt his men let the match get away from them, although praised their spirit to recover. There have been 114 meetings between the countries but none have ended as dramatically. Germany's 5-point lead atop Group C was maintained as Stuart Dallas scored two minutes into injury time to give Northern Ireland a 1-0 wi...

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  • Nadal marches on in pursuit of 10th French Open title
Nadal marches on in pursuit of 10th French Open title

The nine-time victor Nadal , who will now face either Milos Raonic or Pablo Busta in the last eight, now has a 76-2 win-loss record at Roland Garros . Meanwhile, reigning women's champion Garbine Muguruza had to leave her press conference in tears yesterday following a feisty encounter with French No 1 Kiki Mladenovic.

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  • Koepka claims first major title by taming Erin Hills
Koepka claims first major title by taming Erin Hills

The 54-hole leader, Brian Harman , entered Sunday's final round attempting to become the first left-handed player to win the U.S. Open. Koepka began filling his passport. Hideki Matsuyama shot 66 but started too far back. Koepka carded a closing 67 to finish 16 under par, matching the tournament scoring record set by Rory McIlroy at Con...

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  • Suns Talking Trade With Lakers, Celtics For Lonzo Ball
Suns Talking Trade With Lakers, Celtics For Lonzo Ball

With the NBA's "one and done" rule, there are so many players in the draft who spent only one year in college and many young global athletes 18-19 years old. The Lakers met with the oldest Ball brother on Friday, a meeting which included a meeting with Lakers president Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka.

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  • Koepka wins first major championship at US Open
Koepka wins first major championship at US Open

Koepka tied for the best score in relation to par in the history of the U.S. Open with a 16-under 272 for the four rounds on the par 72 course. In the group ahead leader Brooks Koepka didn't slip up. "I think the Ryder Cup was kind of the first real taste of true pressure I think I've ever felt", Koepka said. "Came up a little bit short". There...

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  • Meet Brooks Koepka's ACTUAL Girlfriend, Jena Sims
Meet Brooks Koepka's ACTUAL Girlfriend, Jena Sims

Joe Buck incorrectly identified the girlfriend as Downingtown's Becky Edwards , a pro soccer player in Sweden and member of the United States National Team. Koepka shared a brief embrace with Sims before they hopped into a golf cart and headed for the clubhouse ahead of the trophy ceremony. Jena Sims , a 28-year-old former Miss Georgia Teen ...

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  • Cris
Cris "Cyborg" Justino vs. Megan Anderson official for UFC 214

When asked for her thoughts on de Randamie's decision not to fight her and her subsequent title stripping, Cyborg refused to stick the knife in further and even went as far as suggesting they could fight later down the line. MMAFighting .com first reported that the bout was close to being booked. "Cyborg"(17-1), who has always been considered t...

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  • Could Bulls get involved with potential Celtics-76ers trade?
Could Bulls get involved with potential Celtics-76ers trade?

But the Bulls didn't engage in February without the potential of that pick being No. 1, and once the trade with the 76ers is finalized, it will drop to No. That's how it's gone much of the time in the past involving rumors with the Celtics (and with the Bulls for that matter, in terms of smokescreens). However, it is Jimmy Butler's future with ...

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  • Rangers face trip to Luxembourg to play Progres Niederkorn in Europa
Rangers face trip to Luxembourg to play Progres Niederkorn in Europa

The Champions League and Europa League's opening qualifying rounds will be drawn on Monday as British teams get set to learn their first opponents. The Reds finished second for the second straight year in the Superliga, failing to make a comeback after more than two decades of trophyless seasons.

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  • Celtic discover their fate in Champions League draw
Celtic discover their fate in Champions League draw

But above all, Celtic's first priority will be to keep hold of their existing star players. McGivern added: "I'm sure a live TV deal will be discussed, too". It's good to see that he's not taking his eye off the ball considering that Linfield have to get through the first round first, but it would have been madness not to try and sort this ou...

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  • Mourinho Ready to Launch Assault to Sign £70million Star for Red Devils
Mourinho Ready to Launch Assault to Sign £70million Star for Red Devils

The 23-year-old has also always been linked with a move to Old Trafford, and a double deal with Lindelof was perviously touted. "I have enjoyed my time at Benfica enormously and I have learned a lot there". I trust myself and it's going to be tough but I'm looking forward to it. I'm here to play football and perform as well as possible for Man...

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  • 62 die in forest fire still raging in Portugal
62 die in forest fire still raging in Portugal

The European Union responded to a call for assistance by Portuguese authorities. The fires began on Saturday during an intense heatwave and rainless thunderstorms, with temperatures of more than 40C (104F) in some areas. Paulo Fernandes, a forest researcher at Portugal's Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro University. The fire broke out Saturday just...

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  • McIlroy and Day get the weekend off
McIlroy and Day get the weekend off

Open since Winged Foot in 1974, back when the names were more familiar for a major - Raymond Floyd, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Hale Irwin, who went on to win his first major. Fowler shot a 73 and was still very much in the hunt at a second straight major just one shot behind. World number one Dustin Johnson said he plans to take some time...

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  • Pakistan's Mohammad Amir fit and plays in Champions Trophy final
Pakistan's Mohammad Amir fit and plays in Champions Trophy final

India's captain Virat Kohli has urged his team to forget the 124-run drubbing they inflicted on old rivals Pakistan in the group stage of the Champions Trophy ahead of the teams' sell-out final at The Oval on Sunday. 'But I don't think we've exceeded expectations at all. India , however, does have an upper hand since Pakistan usuall...

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  • Tapwrit wins 2017 Belmont Stakes
Tapwrit wins 2017 Belmont Stakes

Given there was no Triple Crown at stake this year and that the winners of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes , Always Dreaming and Cloud Computing respectively, were absent, there was a sense this year's Belmont Stakes may not have lived up to the hype.

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  • Winds whip up intrigue for final round US Open
Winds whip up intrigue for final round US Open

Open, matching Rory McIlroy's victory at Congressional in 2011 on a par-71 layout. He took his chances when they were there (birdies on the first two holes, some of the easiest of the day), made par when that's all there was (when the wind gusted through the middle of his round) and finally stepped on the gas at 14 when the wind died down.

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  • Tim Tebow sends bat flying into the stands
Tim Tebow sends bat flying into the stands

He had eight strikeouts during the week, including three in Sunday' 5-1 loss when a victory would've earned the Fireflies the division's first-half title and the playoff spot that goes with it. The RiverDogs added insurance in the eighth on back-to-back doubles from third baseman Angel Aguilar and right fielder Isiah Gilliam, making it 5-1.

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  • Confederations Cup-2017: Portugal and Mexico went to a draw
Confederations Cup-2017: Portugal and Mexico went to a draw

Cristiano Ronaldo fed Ricardo Quaresma through for the opener in Russian Federation, but Javier Hernandez equalised for Mexico before the break. However, Quaresma seems to be getting better with age as even though he may never be the world class player that his potential warranted, he has established himself as an instrumental figure for his...

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  • Penguins' Fleury left available for Vegas expansion draft
Penguins' Fleury left available for Vegas expansion draft

Among those left unprotected are David Perron , Dmitrij Jaskin , Kyle Brodziak , Magnus Paajarvi , Jori Lehtera , defenseman Carl Gunnarsson , and goaltender Carter Hutton . Those deals won't be formally revealed until Wednesday. The Islanders were the only team to protect five defensemen , and they might still lose blue-liner Calvin de...

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  • We now know every player available in the National Hockey League expansion draft
We now know every player available in the National Hockey League expansion draft

The Predators were put in a bind in being forced to expose Neal, a 10-time 20-goal-scorer, because they elected to protect a fourth defenseman. And those picks will be announced during the NHL Awards show that night, starting at 8 p.m. The Golden Knights must select one player from each presently existing team. This game McPhee is trying to pla...

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  • Hideki Matsuyama closes with 6-under 66 in US Open
Hideki Matsuyama closes with 6-under 66 in US Open

Delight for Koepka meant disappointment for Harman, who topped the leaderboard after the third day But the 30-year-old's dream of becoming the first left-handed golfer to win a US Open were essentially ended on the 15th when his efforts to sink a birdie and ramp up the pressure on his compatriot ended in vain.

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  • French Open 2017: Murray Defeats Nishikori to Enter Semi Finals
French Open 2017: Murray Defeats Nishikori to Enter Semi Finals

Open . I don't think about it during the points", added Halep. It was just today it was unusual how it came about. The pair met at the same stage previous year, with the Briton victorious. "He's a great player, a very smart tennis player". Halep crushed Suarez 6-1, 6-1, in one hour. The Portuguese official has also had a run-in with Novak Djokov...

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  • Israel is 'not ready' for peace: Palestinian official
Israel is 'not ready' for peace: Palestinian official

The number of Palestinian refugees in the camps operated by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon grew. Relating to Israel's astounding victory, Netanyahu said that "the wonderful, defensive war that we endured, the most just and moral war, afforded us a wealth of achievements".

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  • 9 things to know during Day 3 of the 2017 US Open
9 things to know during Day 3 of the 2017 US Open

Matsuyama, a 25-year-old, four-time PGA Tour victor from Japan, had a putt for birdie on the par-5 18th hole, which would have been only the second 8-under round in U.S. Four players are tied for the second round lead at seven under. He then bogeyed the 15th hole, hitting it short of the green in two and failing to get up and down.

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  • Judge hits two more to power Yankees past Orioles
Judge hits two more to power Yankees past Orioles

Angels closer Bud Norris gave up a one-out double to Aaron Hicks , bringing up Judge. He has lost his last three starts and was hit hard by the Yankees on May 30 in Baltimore, allowing five runs and seven hits - three homers - in 2 2/3 innings.

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  • Altuve, Beltran homer in Astros' 7-1 win over Red Sox
Altuve, Beltran homer in Astros' 7-1 win over Red Sox

Houston manager A.J. Hinch said it was an aggressive send to wave Springer, who was easily tagged out at home in the sixth. Fiers was terrific but was bested by Pomeranz, who carried a three-hit shutout into the seventh inning before McCann parked his 10th homer.

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