• Ex-MotoGP champion Hayden dies after bicycle crash
Ex-MotoGP champion Hayden dies after bicycle crash

The Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, where Hayden is being treated, says on Sunday that Hayden's condition "remains unchanged". Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died five days after the American was hit by a auto while cycling in eastern Italy , his Honda World Superbike team said in a statement yesterday.

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  • NBA Finals Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors
NBA Finals Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors

He is about to go to his seventh straight NBA Finals and has already proven that he is the best in the world. But in the final stood the San Antonio Spurs , who ended up sweeping the Cavaliers, never allowing them more than 100 points in any of the games.

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  • Pittsburgh Penguins aim to take better advantage of opportunities in Game 2
Pittsburgh Penguins aim to take better advantage of opportunities in Game 2

Special teams could be a big factor in this series. "It's all about winning as a team". There is no question the Senators had the momentum in their favour Sunday, but if the Penguins win Monday, then it will swing in their direction before the series shifts back to Ottawa for Game 3 Wednesday and Game 4 Friday.

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  • Kerr 'not ready' to return to Warriors sideline
Kerr 'not ready' to return to Warriors sideline

Mike Brown has been serving as the interim since Game 3 of the series against the Portland Trail Blazers , and Golden State has suffered no hiccups. In fact, Kerr said a final determination on his role for the series could come as soon as Thursday, when the series begins here at Oracle Arena. FILE - In this Monday, Nov.

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  • Novak Djokovic wins first match with Andre Agassi as coach
Novak Djokovic wins first match with Andre Agassi as coach

Nadal boasts a sensational career record at Roland Garros with 72 wins and just two defeats, against Djokovic in 2015 and an injury-affected shock loss to Robin Soderling in 2009. "I thought I'd seen some draws in the last 10 years that were wide open on the women's side, but I've never seen a situation like this". "I'm going to do my best...

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  • Novak Djokovic wins opening match at French Open
Novak Djokovic wins opening match at French Open

Spent from the extra effort he had put into the second set, Paire again lost 6-1 in the third, with Nadal vociferously applauded from the court. The second seed said: "I wanted to start off well and engage all the engines in the right way and come out with the right intensity, which I have done".

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  • Ferrari are favouring Vettel - Hamilton
Ferrari are favouring Vettel - Hamilton

Kimi Raikkonen looks away as Vettel and a Ferrari engineer celebrate.Getty Images. Further back, Hamilton was making some steady ground from his 13 starting spot, moving to sixth before making a pit stop, which dropped him to seventh.

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  • Upset! Kerber 1st French Open top seed to lose in 1st round
Upset! Kerber 1st French Open top seed to lose in 1st round

Seeded winners in the women's first round: No. 6 Dominika Cibulkova, No. 8 Svetlana Kuznetsova , No. 15 Petra Kvitova , No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky . "That's the beauty of our sport right now: Anybody can win and everybody's really good", said Shelby Rogers, an American who beat Marina Erakovic of New Zealand 7-6 (4), 6-4 on a steamy Sunday when t...

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  • Huddersfield into Premier League after penalty drama
Huddersfield into Premier League after penalty drama

The match which embodies the phrase "last chance saloon" is back once again, this time with Huddersfield Town and Reading facing off against each other as the playoff final is set to encapsulate English football this Monday afternoon.

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  • The best plays from the 2015 and 2016 NBA Finals
The best plays from the 2015 and 2016 NBA Finals

The team is 12-0 as the 2017 NBA Finals begins, with a shot at becoming the first team to ever finish at 16-0. After all, he has slayed behemoths before. The most glaring difference in this year's go around, though, is the Warriors' addition of Kevin Durant . "Everyone wants to say, 'Ah man, this is boring and this, that and the other, ' but y...

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  • Wolff: Ferrari win was not 'orchestrated'
Wolff: Ferrari win was not 'orchestrated'

Sebastian Vettel has won his second Monaco Grand Prix in controversial circumstances with many believing that Kimi Raikkonen was robbed of victory by his Ferrari team's pit stop strategy. "We can not control what the others will do but no, I'm sure everybody will have some hard weekends during the year". "I don't want to answer that questi...

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  • Djokovic, Muguruza start title defenses at French Open
Djokovic, Muguruza start title defenses at French Open

Raonic fired 15 aces and 44 winners to book a meeting with Brazil's Rogerio Dutra Silva, who saved two match points before overcoming Mikhail Youzhny of Russian Federation in five sets. But this year is very open. Ever the gracious sportsman, Djokovic exchanged a high five with Granollers when the latter struck a victor off a fine drop shot...

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  • Do We Have Another Cavaliers - Warriors Finals?
Do We Have Another Cavaliers - Warriors Finals?

Miles jumper away from losing Game 1 at home to IN, then fell behind by 25 at halftime of Game 3 before rallying for a historic victory. The Cavaliers , who sat their starters for the entire fourth quarter, begin their third straight NBA Finals series against the Golden State Warriors next Thursday in Oakland.

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  • Another promotion campaign daunting for defeated Stam
Another promotion campaign daunting for defeated Stam

Huddersfield Town claimed victory in the 2017 Championship play-off final after defeating Reading 4-3 on penalties (0-0 AET) to gain promotion to the Premier League for the very first time in their history. We will give it another shot next season. David Wagner is pretty inexperienced and if results turn, then they may struggle to turn thi...

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  • America's Cup - Umpires admit error in controversial win for Kiwis
America's Cup - Umpires admit error in controversial win for Kiwis

At the dockout show on Sunday morning, ORACLE TEAM USA sailors brought youth sailors on stage with them, while the America's Cup Endeavour program ran sailing trials adjacent to the race course during the afternoon. It was the only race of the day for Team New Zealand who now have a 4 and 1 record. "We would have liked to have won more races bu...

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  • Frightening wreck knocks Scott Dixon out of Indianapolis 500
Frightening wreck knocks Scott Dixon out of Indianapolis 500

New Zealand racer Scott Dixon has left everyone stunned after surviving a wild auto crash that sent him plummeting into the air, before landing on to a retaining wall. I'm bummed for the team; we had a good shot. "I'm not surprised he walked away with probably just a few bruises and scratches", he said. But he did blast fellow driver Ryan Hun...

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  • Cavs back in Finals
Cavs back in Finals

But the Cavs found their footing late in the half and were able to stay within striking distance - trailing by only 10 at intermission. Cleveland entered the final stanza after a 40-point third quarter. Boston guard Avery Bradley scored 23 points and grabbed four rebounds while forward Jae Crowder added 11 points and six rebounds for the...

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  • LeBron James Suggests Warriors Might Not Be Best Team He's Faced
LeBron James Suggests Warriors Might Not Be Best Team He's Faced

Cleveland and Golden State have no such issues. As ill-timed obstacles go, the Warriors now have one: The uncertain coaching status of Steve Kerr . The only thing in the way for them is the Warriors . The most glaring difference in this year's go around, though, is the Warriors' addition of Kevin Durant .

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  • Celtics look to avoid elimination in Boston on KPUG
Celtics look to avoid elimination in Boston on KPUG

The chatter about an NBA Finals' matchup of two teams with unblemished playoff records is gone, but the challenge from the Celtics has sharpened the focus of the defending champs. "There's choices", Stevens said. This could be a historic night for James and the Cavaliers on two fronts. Overall, James and Irving outscored the Celtics 60-50...

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  • LeBron defers on Warriors thoughts: 'It's too stressful'
LeBron defers on Warriors thoughts: 'It's too stressful'

Of all the Warriors players, Green arguably has the strongest motive for revenge against the Cavs in the Finals. Stations Casino opened odds on a Cavs-Warriors Finals on Wednesday at Golden State -220/Cleveland 180, with $10,000 limits. Dating to the regular season, the Warriors have won 27 of their last 28. He played just 18 minutes in game two ...

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  • Kerr not well yet, but hasn't ruled himself out for Game 1
Kerr not well yet, but hasn't ruled himself out for Game 1

However, he didn't completely rule it out. "I told the team the good news is the team is really healthy, the bad news is the coaching staff is dropping like flies", Kerr joked. "I'm not well enough to coach games, and I know that [because] I coached all 82 games and I did OK", Kerr explained. The Celtics get an opportunity to avenge the humil...

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  • Warriors' Mike Brown: Steve Kerr may be back for the Finals
Warriors' Mike Brown: Steve Kerr may be back for the Finals

They were supposed to play the Golden State Warriors there, and they will, deciding the National Basketball Association league title for a third consecutive year. They got a big scare in late February when Durant had a left knee injury, but he's back and the Warriors have rolled since. "I can't lie", Durant said, when comparing the 2012 Finals ...

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  • Im not a young man, Im a very young man: Arsene Wenger
Im not a young man, Im a very young man: Arsene Wenger

He returned to fitness in early 2017 but could not find a way into the side, with his only appearance coming as a substitute in the final league game of the season against Everton following Laurent Koscielny's red card and an injury to Gabriel.

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  • Celtics Eliminated From Playoffs Following Game 5 Loss to Cleveland
Celtics Eliminated From Playoffs Following Game 5 Loss to Cleveland

Warriors 2017 NBA Finals scheduleEven 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. "It's one of those things I have no control over, it is what it is", said Brown, filling in for the ailing Steve Kerr . After the fight he cited Frazier as "the gre...

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  • NBA Mock Draft 3.0: Celtics dictate the direction at No. 1
NBA Mock Draft 3.0: Celtics dictate the direction at No. 1

Jonas Jerebko hasn't played much, but made some big plays when he did. "Danny's asked questions about some of the guys I've played against", Brown said. Invariably, some players will strike out on a more limited open market and Boston should be ready to pounce on those individuals if the big fish head elsewhere.

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  • Decade of Dominance: LeBron James, Miami Heat take some Finals lumps
Decade of Dominance: LeBron James, Miami Heat take some Finals lumps

On Bay Area Sports Insiders , Courtney Cronin, Anthony Slater and Marcus Thompson discussed Durant's greatest attributions this season, how the Warriors will look to him to replicate the Game 3 performances he had versus Utah and San Antonio and which Golden State player could be responsible for swinging a game in the Finals.

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  • Hazard named Chelsea Player of the Year
Hazard named Chelsea Player of the Year

Chelsea star Eden Hazard says he is yet to receive a new contract offer and will not rule out the prospect of leaving Stamford Bridge before next season. "At this moment, there's nothing on the table". 'I spent a very good season here. "Whether we'll talk or not, we'll have to see". When asked if he could be tempted to leave Chelsea , Hazar...

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  • Huddersfield v Reading: Battle for Premier League spot
Huddersfield v Reading: Battle for Premier League spot

Now after 10 months in England and a memorable afternoon at Wembley , on-loan Socceroos star Mooy is Premier League-bound. He was also included in the EFL Team of the Season and Championship PFA Team of the Year. If the Huddersfield celebrations were uplifting, after all, the match itself was anything but. But the centre-back, inexplicably...

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  • Warriors' Kerr will not coach Game One of NBA Finals
Warriors' Kerr will not coach Game One of NBA Finals

Are you kidding me? Returning to the Finals this 2017, the Warriors remain haunted by the humiliation of collapsing after erecting a 3-1 lead in the 2016 Finals Series . But Brown has been mostly flawless in his approach. "The whole underdog thing is amusing to me, because yeah, at the end of the day we are defending our title", Cavs forward ...

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  • Home runs by Bellinger, Utley and Forsythe power a 5-1 win
Home runs by Bellinger, Utley and Forsythe power a 5-1 win

Leake faced the Dodgers on the road in his last start, throwing eight innings of one-run ball. "When you see the guys with the resumes they have coming out and committing to their pitches, that's what you're going to get". Over the last season-plus, the St. Louis Cardinals have struggled to execute fundamentals consistently. While he's hitting just...

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  • Cavs insist they have plenty of bite
Cavs insist they have plenty of bite

We're trying to take what they took from us past year". "We need to understand the privilege that we have and the opportunity that we have to play in the Finals again, to have the opportunity to win a championship". Leading the Warriors' bench next week will be Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala . James also had eight rebounds and eight ass...

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  • Promotion would rival Manchester United achievements for Jaap Stam
Promotion would rival Manchester United achievements for Jaap Stam

Few expected the climax of the Football League season to feature either of this afternoon's combatants, not least because of the big transfer spending done by so many of their Championship peers both last summer and in January. "But hopefully I can do that at Reading ". "I think we deserved it and the feeling is unbelievable now". There was a ...

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  • Golfer Tiger Woods charged with DUI in Florida
Golfer Tiger Woods charged with DUI in Florida

Tiger Woods was arrested on Monday on a suspicion of DUI after police in Florida pulled him over for allegedly driving erratically. His most recent tournament victory came at the 2013 WGC Bridgestone Invitational, his 79th career US PGA Tour victory.

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  • Penguins, Predators both getting healthier for Game 1 of Stanley Cup finals
Penguins, Predators both getting healthier for Game 1 of Stanley Cup finals

Having captured the Stanley Cup twice as teammates and accumulated two Conn Smythe trophies , three Hart Memorial trophies and four scoring titles between them, each has already secured his respective place in the Hall of Fame. That's what makes this pair so unsafe. I don't want to be like No. 1 (centre) in Carolina or something like that. The...

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  • Chelsea Boss Conte Defends 'Honest' Victor Moses Despite FA Cup Final Dive
Chelsea Boss Conte Defends 'Honest' Victor Moses Despite FA Cup Final Dive

Moses was sent off for a second bookable offence in the 68th minute after he went down in the Arsenal penalty area under the mere suggestion of contact from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. "There is a lot of tension in these moments and sometimes you could be exhausted. He didn't want to cheat the referee". 'We are at the end of the season and a lot o...

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