• NASCAR trying to promote passing at Coca-Cola 600
NASCAR trying to promote passing at Coca-Cola 600

All Larson could do is race back to second-place and finish there behind race victor Kyle Busch . "It happened to us at Texas, and we rebounded from that and finished second", Larson said. Daniel Hemric, a native of Kannapolis, qualified fourth and was set up for a strong run toward the front of the field. Matt DiBenedetto hit the Turn 2 wall ...

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  • Cavs Back to Finals
Cavs Back to Finals

The Warriors are being led in the postseason by Stephen Curry . But it all evaporated. He played three halves against the Cavaliers before limping off the court in the middle of Game 2. "We just kept grinding". "He's a guy who said he wanted us", Love said, "and he has us - starting next Thursday". We will use it as motivation, but the ide...

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  • Japan's Takuma Sato wins Indianapolis 500
Japan's Takuma Sato wins Indianapolis 500

Sato earned the victory for the Andretti Autosport team, and it was team owner Michael Andretti's fifth victory in the race. Sato powered past Castroneves with only five laps to go in the 200-lap race around the 2.5 mile (4.02 km) oval then bravely held off the Brazilian while screaming in delight as he took the checkered flag.

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  • Takuma Sato wins the 101st Indianapolis 500
Takuma Sato wins the 101st Indianapolis 500

Chilton was unable to fight off Castroneves , who passed him for the lead. The battle between Sato and Team Penske's Helio Castroneves went right to the wire, with the pair exchanging places on a lap-by-lap basis as the race neared its conclusion, but it was ultimately Sato who made the decisive move to hold on for the win.

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  • No win but no regrets as Alonso returns to F1
No win but no regrets as Alonso returns to F1

And the fact that Hunter-Reay and Alonso were part of the six-team Andretti Autosport effort, it was little surprise that their troubles gave Andretti some serious concern in the closing laps of the race. "But we made the decision earlier in the week to run for speed and performance rather than for durability and distance". "I was passing, wa...

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  • Stokes passed fit for second ODI
Stokes passed fit for second ODI

South Africa , however, then missed dangerman Stokes twice in his first two balls, with Maharaj again the unfortunate bowler. The world's top-ranked ODI side needed 20 off the last two overs when David Miller (71 not out) struck Jake Ball for a six and a four off successive deliveries.

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  • No lottery luck: Timberwolves get seventh pick in National Basketball Association draft
No lottery luck: Timberwolves get seventh pick in National Basketball Association draft

King notoriously dealt the Nets' 2014, 2016 and 2018 draft picks, along with a first-round pick swap in 2017 and a slew of players in exchange for Kevin Garnett , Paul Pierce , Jason Terry and D.J. As expected, Denver did not move up during the lottery. They have dropped in the order on nine occasions, including Tuesday, and have remained where...

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  • Austin Dillon Earns 1st-Ever Cup Win at NASCAR at Charlotte 2017
Austin Dillon Earns 1st-Ever Cup Win at NASCAR at Charlotte 2017

To read the full write-up, follow the link at the bottom which will direct you to the Premium article. Get started for free by clicking the button below. Ryan Blaney , Kevin Harvick , Austin Dillon , Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski were joined by Christopher Bell, a promising Truck Series driver who was making his first appearance in a Xfini...

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  • No interest in moving to China, says Costa
No interest in moving to China, says Costa

Wenger feels class has been somewhat lacking in some of the terrace demonstrations against him and his team this season. The Gunners finished the season outside the top four for the first time under Wenger but managed to finish the campaign on a high note by winning their third FA Cup in four years.

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  • Angelique Kerber Upset In First Round Of French Open By Ekaterina Makarova
Angelique Kerber Upset In First Round Of French Open By Ekaterina Makarova

Graf's loss marked the first time in Wimbledon tournament history a defending champion lost in the opening round. But what of the big names, the top rankers? PARIS World number one Angelique Kerber is out to find a love for clay in Paris on the French Open courts, with the out-of-form German traditionally struggling on this surface....

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  • Celtics' Jaylen Brown Questionable for Game 5
Celtics' Jaylen Brown Questionable for Game 5

Boston Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown is questionable for Thursday's Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers because of a right hip pointer, the team announced Wednesday. Irving had 18 points at halftime, and Love and James both had 10 points. With his esteemed teammate in foul trouble during the first half, Irvi...

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  • First rain drops at French Open
First rain drops at French Open

Nadal , meanwhile, is back in top form as he starts his quest for a 10th French Open title. But his winning run was brought to an end in the semi-finals in Rome last week by Austrian Dominic Thiem , with 20-year-old Alexander Zverev going on to become the youngest victor of a Masters event in a decade.

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  • Golden State Warriors clinch third straight finals appearance
Golden State Warriors clinch third straight finals appearance

The Cavs" "Big Three' were strongly backed by their reserves. James, however, wasn't the best player on the floor in Game 4. Having lost leading scorer Isaiah Thomas until next season, the Celtics need to get production from unlikely sources in order to have a chance.

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  • Alex Noren Wins BMW PGA Championship on European Tour
Alex Noren Wins BMW PGA Championship on European Tour

Rediscovering his sensational form of 2016, Noren shot a course-record 10-under 62 at Wentworth and came from seven strokes back in the final round to win the signature event on the European Tour against the odds. It meant an early start in the third round for the Olympic champion , who fired four birdies and two bogeys in a third round of 70 ...

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  • Cavaliers Win: The Sneakers of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Champions
Cavaliers Win: The Sneakers of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Champions

That has just not been the case over this past series, and here are the numbers for it. And then we come out, we get some tremendous looks, and Kyrie goes nuts and ends us. "Whatever they have to do to continue to play at - not just a normal level - at an MVP level, that's what I've been on the doctors about", he said.

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  • FA Cup win merely a consolation prize for Arsenal
FA Cup win merely a consolation prize for Arsenal

We knew they would play well as they have the last weeks. I don't think I could have done much more this season, it is the coach's decision and you have to respect that. "Our team had three centre-backs out and he could have gone small but he went with the big fella and that is something I need to give him credit for because I haven't played a lot.

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  • I think Rooney wants to leave Manchester United, says Robson
I think Rooney wants to leave Manchester United, says Robson

Wayne Rooney , whose performance in this season of the Premier League has been heavily criticised, is already expected to leave Old Trafford this summer. "I'll do that the next few weeks with my family while I'm away and, honestly, as soon as I know what's going on then, I'm sure you [will know]". " I would be very surprised if Wayne is with ...

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  • Mourinho in line for new Man Utd contract
Mourinho in line for new Man Utd contract

There was little sparkling football at Old Trafford this season and despite a 25-game unbeaten run, Mourinho could do no better than a sixth-place finish in the Premier League. I think I understand what is right and what is needed for the club, and I respect that. "But you know never know what's going to happen in the future so you have to keep...

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  • Final: Cavaliers 112, Celtics 99
Final: Cavaliers 112, Celtics 99

As much as this series was about James, Irving helped turn the tide of the series with a 42-point effort in Game 4. In Game 4 on Tuesday, the Cavs shot 69 percent in the second half to pull out a 112-99 victory and take a 3-1 series lead.

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  • Shane Lowry right in contention at the BMW Championship
Shane Lowry right in contention at the BMW Championship

After an unbelievable run that saw him finish runner-up in the Genesis Open in Los Angeles, third in the WGC-Mexico Championship and fourth on his debut at the Masters, you can imagine the eyebrows raised in America when he sat out the Players.

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  • Stanley Cup Final Odds: Will the Penguins Do It Again?
Stanley Cup Final Odds: Will the Penguins Do It Again?

Despite his 117 postseason games with seven different teams , Cullen still acknowledged that experience alone wouldn't hand Pittsburgh its second straight title. Louis, the NHL's best team in the final two-plus months of the regular season , in six games. "So that's a pretty good record so far". Beyond that, though, the Penguins didn't ac...

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  • NZ Indy star Dixon robbed at drive-through
NZ Indy star Dixon robbed at drive-through

The police report said two males ran away after the robbery and that Dixon's wife was also in the vehicle. Two teenagers reportedly were arrested in connection with the robbery, but the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police did not release further details.

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  • Four Reasons the Warriors Will Sweep the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals
Four Reasons the Warriors Will Sweep the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals

James' series win in five games against the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals is the sixth time he has played Boston . For the third straight year , the Cleveland Cavaliers will face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals .

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  • French Open 2017: Angelique Kerber loses to Ekaterina Makarova in first round
French Open 2017: Angelique Kerber loses to Ekaterina Makarova in first round

Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion, beat 86th-ranked Julia Boserup of the United States 6-3, 6-2 in 74 minutes. She is the first women's No.1 seed to lose in the first round in the Open era. "I won the match today but I knew I had already won", she added, referencing the initial nightmare scenario where she feared she'd lose the fingers on ...

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  • Cavs oust Celtics in five games
Cavs oust Celtics in five games

For Cleveland , it was a comprehensive offensive performance in the first half, as the Cavaliers either got to the rim or kicked it out for 3-pointers - they attempted only one shot in the first half that wasn't either a 3-pointer or in the paint.

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  • 'Threematch' at hand for Cavaliers and Warriors
'Threematch' at hand for Cavaliers and Warriors

About an hour after the final buzzer sounded, James took a seat at the interview podium, a black cap pulled low on his brow. Even if the NBA's top two teams have steamrolled their way right to the place everybody figured they'd be when the season started all those months ago.

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  • LeBron James: Kyrie Irving 'Was Born to Play One-on-One'
LeBron James: Kyrie Irving 'Was Born to Play One-on-One'

Will the Cleveland Cavaliers bounce back after an embarrassing loss when they host the Boston Celtics tonight in Game 4 at 8:30PM ET? The moment that most fans remember is the big-time, last minute go-ahead three-point Irving made over Curry in 2016's Game 7.

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  • French Open to start with Petra Kvitova's return to court
French Open to start with Petra Kvitova's return to court

File picture shows Petra Kvitova speaking during a news conference, after she was injured when she fought off an intruder in her home, damaging all the fingers on her playing hand, in Prague, December 23, 2016. "But with time, it's got better". "I didn't really feel great", Kvitova said . And I was traveling to Grenoble to see the hand special...

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  • Back in the NBA Finals: Dominant Cavs crush Celtics
Back in the NBA Finals: Dominant Cavs crush Celtics

For Boston , guard Avery Bradley was the only player to get anything going, with most of his 23 points coming in the first half. James sounded prescient, finishing the game with 35 points, eight assists and eight rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers were supposed to get there, and they did. Late in the 4th, Jaylen Brown took a rough fal...

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  • Cavs again return to Finals
Cavs again return to Finals

Always aware, he walked back on defense after the historic shot with one finger held high in the air. "I'm proud of our group", Horford said to reporters following the Celtics' 135-102 loss to Cleveland in Game 5 on Thursday night. Does he think this Celtics team has what it takes to dethrone the King next season? If you remove Bradley's ...

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  • Champions Trophy more competitive than WC: Kohli
Champions Trophy more competitive than WC: Kohli

While interacting with the media before the team's departure for the tour to UK, Kohli said that they would have to be at the top of the game from ball one. Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli during a press conference in Mumbai on Wednesday. India, the defending champions, will play two matches, and so will the remaining five teams, with...

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  • David Luiz feels his decision to return to Chelsea has been justified
David Luiz feels his decision to return to Chelsea has been justified

On the one hand, many wondered whether Luiz's return would be a positive move for the Blues, as the bushy-haired star has often been criticised for his defending. "I had a great life". The trust Conte has placed in Luiz has been richly rewarded and the defender is keen to repay the faith of his manager. "But it's okay, God has given me a lot so I...

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  • Button has a giggle on his return to Monaco
Button has a giggle on his return to Monaco

The Spaniard's presence has overshadowed just about everything and everyone at the sprawling speedway, including Media Day where 32 other drivers were left to watch the Alonso Show. "There's a lot to come and hopefully I can sort myself out after I've been through the data". "Not in a bad way, it's just what we do here". Coverage of the 101st In...

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  • James surpasses Jordan as all-time leading playoff scorer
James surpasses Jordan as all-time leading playoff scorer

In the series against the Celtics , James averaged 29.6 points per game, 6 .8 assists per game, and 6.4 rebounds per game. Avery Bradley led Boston with 23 points. They were supposed to be better this year, but only the most delusional optimists could have expected them to seize the No1 seed in the Eastern Conference without making a ...

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  • Spieth charges, Kisner holds on to win Colonial by 1 stroke
Spieth charges, Kisner holds on to win Colonial by 1 stroke

Whether the average golf fan and the Tour itself needs this is another question, but the European Tour is always fighting a losing battle to hold on to its top players against its big brother on the other side of the Atlantic, so more funds and another big name sponsor can not go amiss.

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