• British and Irish Lions: Sam Warburton to captain tour opener
British and Irish Lions: Sam Warburton to captain tour opener

With one of the Lions' best talents in Billy Vunipola back in the United Kingdom after suffering a shoulder injury, Warburton's workload will be crucial to the success of the team this tour. Seymour has been singled out by former Bath, England and Lions stand-off Stuart Barnes, who suggested the Glasgow winger could feature in the June 24...

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  • Higher power: LeBron soaring into 7th straight NBA Finals
Higher power: LeBron soaring into 7th straight NBA Finals

The New York Yankees have been to the World Series 40 times - double their nearest rival. But with Durant, the Warriors have probably never been better than this either. So who wins: Cleveland, led by James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love or Golden State, led by Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green? "Just a natural progr...

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  • French Open 2017: Garbine Muguruza beats Francesca Schiavone to reach second round
French Open 2017: Garbine Muguruza beats Francesca Schiavone to reach second round

That's the most important things for the moment'. Caroline Wozniacki dished out a chastening 6-0, 6-0 thrashing to Canadian qualifier Francoise Abanda in just 52 minutes. Muguruza was up a break and led 3-2 when the match was stopped. The fourth-seeded Muguruza is trying to avoid becoming the first reigning champion at Roland Garros to lose i...

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  • Serena Williams is expecting a girl
Serena Williams is expecting a girl

As previously reported, Serena, 35 , and her fiancé, Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian , are expecting their first child together. Past year at the French Open , Serena Williams advanced to the final, losing to Garbine Muguruza. The 23rd-seeded Stosur slashed 33 winners conquering Kirsten Flipkens , 6-2, 7-6 (8). Tsonga had never lost t...

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  • Wenger signs 2-year contract to remain as Arsenal manager
Wenger signs 2-year contract to remain as Arsenal manager

Some of his treatment by the angry and loud-mouthed few has been nothing short of appalling for a manager who has won 10 trophies. There's been no shortage of messages inside grounds too and pro-and anti-Wenger supporters have regularly fought with each other this year.

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  • Novak Djokovic & Rafael Nadal win in R1
Novak Djokovic & Rafael Nadal win in R1

Davis' career record in Paris is now 1-6. He is among the favorite to win in Paris , but can you play two matches in a row of five sets? Nadal also showed flashes of weakness in his win over Benoit Paire , falling behind in the second set before recovering in time .

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  • Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr to miss NBA Finals opener
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr to miss NBA Finals opener

From their first playoff game through their 10th, the Cavs had a higher true-shooting percentage than Shaq did in any of his four championship seasons. It's scary stuff and still hoping for a better resolution to it". Good luck with that. Golden State is 5-to-8 (meaning you would lay 160 to win 100).

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  • Golden State NBA's first 'threematch'
Golden State NBA's first 'threematch'

There will be an added dimension of motivation for this team and they now have Kevin Durant to add to their cause. The teams have been on a collision course since training camp in October, but James this week rejected questions about pressure, insisting he was focused on "just the joy of being able to compete for a championship".

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  • LeBron James seeks his own legacy in face of Michael Jordan comparison
LeBron James seeks his own legacy in face of Michael Jordan comparison

The 2016 champions versus the 2015 champions. Then the first two games of the Portland series , whatever happened, things got worse. While the Cavaliers reaffirm the traditional 1 through 5 lineup with set positions, it can determine whether other National Basketball Association teams go for the dead-eye jump shooter or big interior player; ...

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  • Gunners set to end speculation and confirm where Arsene Wenger's future lies
Gunners set to end speculation and confirm where Arsene Wenger's future lies

This is a strong group of players and with some additions we can be even more successful. Arsenal said the 67-year-old Frenchman secured the extension after a full review of the club's activities "to identify areas for improvement to build a sustained title challenge" was conducted with chief executive Ivan Gazidis.

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  • 'Arsene Wenger to stay at Arsenal'
'Arsene Wenger to stay at Arsenal'

He MUST be talking about the club's finances, because he surely can't be talking about results on the pitch. The big question is whether Arsenal can maintain that level of performance over the course of a full Premier League season. Citing sources inside the club, ESPN FC claim that the deal was tentatively agreed - possibly as early as Nov...

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  • Short-handed Celtics stun Cavs in Game 3
Short-handed Celtics stun Cavs in Game 3

Newest Celtics folk hero Kelly Olynyk decided that since Thomas couldn't be in the locker room with the team for Game 3, he would dial him up and bring the locker room to him, via FaceTime. If they are to somehow find a way to beat the Cavs on their home floor a second straight game, it'll most likely come after fending off a strong surge from ...

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  • Prosecutors to drop charges in Stanley Cup dead catfish toss
Prosecutors to drop charges in Stanley Cup dead catfish toss

However, he was later charged in the incident. A handful of Metro Nashville councilmen have also expressed support for Waddell, calling for their county government counterparts in Pittsburgh to pardon to Predators fan. I don't think they will have the same forechecking success as they had in Game 1 . "I take the shirt [that was covering the ...

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  • Washington's Bryce Harper gets suspension reduced 1 game
Washington's Bryce Harper gets suspension reduced 1 game

Harper charged the mound and threw his helmet, which appeared to slip out of his hand and come nowhere close to Strickland, but they both landed punches before being engulfed by teammates in a melee at the center of the infield. Whatever they ultimately decide, I'll own it and take the responsibility". "It's just insane that it even happened yest...

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  • Ducks F Rakell out for Game 5
Ducks F Rakell out for Game 5

Down 3-2 in the best-of-seven series , there is no turning back now. Gibson said he expected to be ready for Game 6 on Monday. Now that it has happened, will we see more of the same? "We have a solid team and that includes depth". Anaheim starting goaltender John Gibson left the game after the first period with a lower-body injury and did...

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  • Cops: Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home
Cops: Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home

Capt. Patricia Sandoval , a Los Angeles police spokeswoman, says James wasn't at the home at the time. Police are investigating it as an act of vandalism and possible hate crime. "It's not great for society", James said while speaking about the Jones incident. The NBA Finals begin tomorrow night in Oakland between the Cleveland Cavalier...

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  • Agassi stars as Djokovic romps to second-round win
Agassi stars as Djokovic romps to second-round win

Reigning champion Djokovic teamed up with 1999 champion Agassi in a dream-team player-coach combination just before the start of the tournament. "I think he can help". He has the ability if he is on his game to play the most extraordinary tennis on this surface. "Victories are needed, no one assures you of playing well, but you have to be abl...

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  • Capsule preview of the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals matchup
Capsule preview of the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals matchup

Cleveland's coach ducked into the shadows, his preferred location . He'll again be at center stage this week as Cleveland meets Golden State in the third installment of their title trilogy. Either Team A wins or Team B wins. In my mind, the "overwhelming favorite" narrative was inescapable once Golden State lured Durant away from Oklaho...

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  • Defending champions Djokovic and Muguruza among French Open winners
Defending champions Djokovic and Muguruza among French Open winners

Madison Keys ended a four-match losing streak by winning on clay for the first time this year, beating Ashleigh Barty 6-3, 6-2. Rafael Nadal followed Djokovic into the second round as he targets his 10th French Open title with a convincing 6-1 6-4 6-1 victory over France's Benoit Paire .

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  • Korean Kim becomes youngest to win Players Championship
Korean Kim becomes youngest to win Players Championship

Kim, at 21-years-old, becomes the youngest victor here in Ponte Vedra, Florida . Even though Kim only hit eight greens in regulation, he went six straight holes on the back without facing a par putt over 2 feet. "I've been striking the ball really well for about two or three weeks", Kim said. "I actually had the better lie of the two. That just sh...

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  • Webb Simpson breaks out of crowd to take Colonial lead
Webb Simpson breaks out of crowd to take Colonial lead

Kiwi golf No.1 Danny Lee's is within striking distance of his second win on the US PGA Tour . Spieth's round of 68, which started on the back nine, began with bogeys on three of his first five holes but turned around with a birdie on the par-4 15th.

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  • Wenger meets Kroenke for talks, Arsenal to make announcement Wednesday
Wenger meets Kroenke for talks, Arsenal to make announcement Wednesday

Wenger has agreed on a two-year extension with the club, following discussions with Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke . Unfortunately for those fans in disbelief Wenger is coming back, Wenger has the backing of Kroenke and the board is not likely to stand in the way.

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  • Arsenal agree Onyekuru transfer fee
Arsenal agree Onyekuru transfer fee

Onyekuru has just come off the back of a superb campaign that saw him score 20 league goals to finish as the Belgian top flights leading goal-scorer. While the big signing of the day for Arsenal is Arsene Wenger, the Gunners are also reported to be close to sealing a £6.8m deal for Nigerian attacker Henry Onyekuru .

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  • Defending champion Muguruza in 2nd round of French Open
Defending champion Muguruza in 2nd round of French Open

Vandeweghe was a semifinalist at the Australian Open in January, but she never has been past the second round in six appearances at Roland Garros. Muguruza arrived at Roland Garros having won just three times on clay this season, however, she looked much improved on Court Philippe Chatrier .

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  • Steve Kerr surprised Warriors favored over Cavs in NBA Finals
Steve Kerr surprised Warriors favored over Cavs in NBA Finals

No, what is on the line now is LeBron's chance to convince you , despite all the stubborn ghosts inside of a fan; now is his moment to convert the non-believers. They've been a ideal 12-0 on their way to the Finals and haven't even been challenged by any of their Western Conference opponents. Also, remember how the Spurs were beating the hell ...

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  • Allegri: Real Madrid Champions League favourites but Juventus must be fearless
Allegri: Real Madrid Champions League favourites but Juventus must be fearless

Zinedine Zidane knows the main problem about Juventus: "Yes, [ Dybala] is the threat number one . He's one of the best". After they have Higuaín, Alves... Everyone has always been very affectionate towards me and I have always defended the values of this club. Jose Mourinho is looking to revamp his squad in preparation for Champions League f...

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  • LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan for most playoff points in NBA history
LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan for most playoff points in NBA history

The Golden State Warriors would love to start the series off with a game one win to remove some of the pressure of being the heavy favorites. Avery Bradley , PG, Boston-Bradley and the Celtics went down fighting, even managing to take a win in the 4-1 series loss to the Cavs .

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  • Bale fit and raring to go
Bale fit and raring to go

Juventus have always been strong in defence, but they are now also strong in attack. [I have to decide] who is going to start and who is going to go to the bench. and getting the trophy in the end". FILE - In this October 18, 2016 file photo Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon clenches his fist after the Champions League Group H soccer ma...

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  • Cavaliers-Warriors set for ultimate Finals rubber match
Cavaliers-Warriors set for ultimate Finals rubber match

LeBron James is in top form, while his supporting cast is playing stellar basketball. "I've played against Ray (Allen), KG (Kevin Garnett), Paul (Pierce ), (Rajon) Rondo and Doc (Rivers)". Now, he's averaging 25.2 points in the playoffs to Curry's 28.6. If he can't go in Game 1 , he'll make a decision for the rest of the NBA Finals in the comi...

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  • FA asks bookmakers for information after Terry substitution
FA asks bookmakers for information after Terry substitution

The Football Association are prepared to take action if betting patterns demonstrates that anyone linked to Chelsea or Sunderland cashed in on knowledge of John Terry's pre-planned substitution, after bookmakers claimed that £3,500 had been made.

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

But it still hasn't led to Kerr feeling well enough to participate in the way he - and everyone else with the Warriors - would like: to have him fully integrated into his job, including patrolling the sidelines during the Finals. We're trying to repeat, which is so hard to do. LeBron averaged better than 28 points, 10 rebounds, and seven as...

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  • Catfish tosser says he was 'dumb redneck with a bad idea'
Catfish tosser says he was 'dumb redneck with a bad idea'

Nashville became the first team since the National Hockey League began tracking the stat in 1957 to hold a team without a shot for an entire period during the Stanley Cup Final . "I don't even know what to say?" I still expect more of the tight, hard/fought games we saw in much of Pitt/Ottawa series .but played at a faster pace.

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  • Lonzo Ball's workout for Lakers is set for June 7
Lonzo Ball's workout for Lakers is set for June 7

They have been linked to UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball ever since the lottery and it's become abundantly probable that the point guard will be staying in Los Angeles come June 22. He can't possibly play off the ball if he doesn't improve his shooting. More than a few people who know a lot about the National Basketball Association have suggested th...

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  • Cool Hand Lue: Cavs coach keeps NBA champs calm amid chaos
Cool Hand Lue: Cavs coach keeps NBA champs calm amid chaos

In baseball, the Yankees and (NY) Giants played each other from 1921 through '23, back when you needed five wins to bag the Fall Classic. Brown spent two stints coaching the Cavs but beat Lue in a shooting contest nearly two decades ago when Lue was an National Basketball Association newcomer.

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  • Diego Costa addresses Chelsea future, puts kibosh on Chinese Super League rumors
Diego Costa addresses Chelsea future, puts kibosh on Chinese Super League rumors

Chelsea striker Diego Costa would be welcomed back at Atletico Madrid with open arms, according to the Spanish side's assistant coach Juan Vizcaino. Otherwise I'll stay with my current contract. The Spain global left for Stamford Bridge on the back of a 2013-14 campaign which delivered the Liga title and a Champions League final appearance.

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