• ESPN Will Air Jalen Rose's Passed-over ABC Pilot, For Some Reason
ESPN Will Air Jalen Rose's Passed-over ABC Pilot, For Some Reason

Bryant orders up a alcoholic beverage known to contain olives, and he tells the waiter he would like 81 of them. It's something many Lakers fans have reminded Rose about since, with him issuing blocks on Twitter for "81" jokes and references.

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  • NASCAR trying to increase passing for Coca-Cola 600
NASCAR trying to increase passing for Coca-Cola 600

With Ryan Newman punching his ticket to a birth winning at Phoenix International Raceway in March, it's the first time since 2011 that RCR has two separate winners in Victory Lane, when Kevin Harvick won four races and Paul Menard won the Brickyard 400, also on fuel mileage.

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  • Captain Smith admits frustration as rain foils Australia
Captain Smith admits frustration as rain foils Australia

This fixture was the first day-night match of the tournament but rain was forecast to arrive during the evening, which it duly did with Australia four overs short of the 20 required to constitute an officially completed game. The International Cricket Council released a statement on Sunday morning in which it confirmed security is "very much fron...

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  • Wawrinka, Murray, Halep in action in 4th round in Paris
Wawrinka, Murray, Halep in action in 4th round in Paris

She lost in the first or second round each of the previous three years. Cepede Royg had a chance to pull off the upset, holding a break point while ahead 4-3 in the third set. 109 Hsieh Su-Wei. Murray to just 2hrs 4min to see off Khachanov 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Some classic Murray defence drew the error from Khachanov and a break for 4-2, and Murray...

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  • Why LeBron skipped Game 2 press conference
Why LeBron skipped Game 2 press conference

Winning four of the next five games as it is will be like climbing Mount Everest in sandals. Fans in Oakland showed more fight than the Cavs did in the second half of NBA Finals Game 2 against the Warriors . Those numbers would be a formula for success against any other team, but the Cavs had no answer for Golden State's quickness. And if Cl...

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  • Reported Man United target makes announcement about his future
Reported Man United target makes announcement about his future

As Atletico Madrid can not sign any players this summer and in the January transfer window next year, the Champions League semi-finalist will certainly not want to lose their star players now as they will not be able to sign a replacement till next summer.

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  • Vijay Mallya spotted with Sunil Gavaskar during India-Pakistan match
Vijay Mallya spotted with Sunil Gavaskar during India-Pakistan match

The entire world witnessed the high-voltage clash between India and Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy 2017's game number 4 at Edgbaston. The 61-year-old Mallya, known for leading a flamboyant lifestyle, has been fighting an extradition case in the UK.

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  • Kohli, Kumble 'rift' shakes India
Kohli, Kumble 'rift' shakes India

Current India head coach Anil Kumble's tenure will come to an end after the Champions Trophy later this month, but he will be reconsidered for the job again. The Times of India reported that players were not happy with Kumble's hard task-master approach, and that the captain and coach had several run-ins during this year's home series against...

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  • Smith slams Aussie quicks after washout
Smith slams Aussie quicks after washout

In a rain-curtailed 46-over game, New Zealand were bowled out for 291 in 45 overs. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson raises his bat after reaching his century at Edgbaston. "I think the first 10-15 overs, we bowled too full and both sides of the wicket and in England you've got to bowl pretty straight". The batsman cashed in on the op...

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  • Golden State Warriors: Three stars after Game 2 victory over Cavaliers
Golden State Warriors: Three stars after Game 2 victory over Cavaliers

The strategy seemed to pay off, as the Cavs scored 64 points in the first half and kept the game closer than the previous one. James was equally spectacular with his own triple-double of 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds, but yet again didn't get almost enough help to keep up with Golden State's depth despite Kevin Love's 27 points and 19...

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  • Madrid hailed as 'Masters of the Universe' after crushing Juve
Madrid hailed as 'Masters of the Universe' after crushing Juve

Asked if he was the best coach in the world, Zidane replied modestly, "No, no, I am not that". Only 18 months into his first head coaching job, the France great is lifting his fifth trophy with Real Madrid . A chuffed Ronaldo said after: "This is one of the best moments of my career but it seems I am able to say that every year". But goals...

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  • Belgium winger Hazard out with fractured right ankle
Belgium winger Hazard out with fractured right ankle

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard will miss the start of the season after returning to London for surgery on his fractured ankle. "He is expected to return to training in approximately three months". In an interview with Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws , Hazard said , " Of course I would consider it if Madrid made an offer ". "I always ...

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  • SBW bracketed for Blues against Lions
SBW bracketed for Blues against Lions

When asked about his thoughts on the flashpoint, as he announced his Blues side to face the Lions on Wednesday, Umaga gave the media short shrift. The 26-year-old thanked Lam for the opportunity for a new rugby experience, before revealing his huge excitement at facing the Lions on Wednesday.

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  • Brad Pitt, Pharrell and Lars Ulrich attend Chris Cornell's funeral
Brad Pitt, Pharrell and Lars Ulrich attend Chris Cornell's funeral

Eulogies were delivered by the likes of Josh Brolin, Tom Morello, and Jeff Ament. A version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah was also performed on an acoustic guitar. Cornell was found dead in his hotel room on 17 May after performing a show in Detroit. The musician's family has said they object to the medical examiner's categorization of his ...

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  • Curry's triple-double leads Warriors to Game 2 rout
Curry's triple-double leads Warriors to Game 2 rout

And you got to expect them to play, obviously, better at home. "We're going to go home, watch the film, see ways we can be better, see if we can be a lot better defensively and offensively". A 3-pointer by Kyrie Irving kept the Cavaliers within 108-97 with 8:41 to go before Thompson, who shot 3-for-16 in Game 1, ignited the game-breaking run wi...

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  • Griezmann confirms stay at Atletico Madrid
Griezmann confirms stay at Atletico Madrid

But, in an interview with TF1's Sunday morning programme Telefoot, Griezmann said: "The CAS sanction has come in". "We've got another good season ahead". Lacazette admitted this summer would have been the flawless time to make a move after seven years as part of the first-team at his home-town club. It would be dirty move to leave now.

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  • My future is in Premier League, says Arsenal's Olivier Giroud
My future is in Premier League, says Arsenal's Olivier Giroud

The striker continues to hit the goal trail for France, however, and netted his first worldwide hat-trick in Friday's 5-0 win over Paraguay. "I am not insensitive to the approaches of the French clubs and especially that of Marseille , " the France worldwide said .

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  • Pakistan bowler Wahab Riaz ruled out of Champions Trophy
Pakistan bowler Wahab Riaz ruled out of Champions Trophy

The Main Issue Happened for the Team PAK is the Lack of Partnership as Done by Team India in the Match at Birmingham . "We selected a team that we thought could go out there and rattle the cages of India ". "And we will keep facing disappointment by defeats such as the one today". There was nothing egotistical in their approach, no intention ...

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  • Venus Williams, Garbine Muguruza ousted at French Open
Venus Williams, Garbine Muguruza ousted at French Open

Venus Williams has lost in the fourth round of the French Open to 30th-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland, meaning the tournament will produce a first-time Grand Slam champion. She's one of the best players at the moment at the race, as well, like Venus. Mladenovic next will face Bacsinszky, and Wozniacki meets Ostapenko. "It's a very pa...

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  • Ronaldo beats Messi to become leading Champions trophy goal scorer
Ronaldo beats Messi to become leading Champions trophy goal scorer

With a third European title in four seasons, coach Zinedine Zidane has re-established Madrid as the premier team on the continent. Madrid had won the tournament five years in a row between 1956 and 1960 before slipping up in 1961, while Juventus were European neophytes appearing in the last eight for the first time.

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  • Modric: This Madrid side can win more UCLs
Modric: This Madrid side can win more UCLs

Youngster Marco Asensio added Real's fourth, which means Zinedine Zidane's side have now won three Champions League titles in four years. Ronaldo scored two of his side's goals, moving onto 600 for his career and sealing the competition's top scorer award for a record fifth straight season, and sixth time overall.

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  • Real Madrid retains UEFA Champions title
Real Madrid retains UEFA Champions title

Until now, no team since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990, when the cup was only a knockout competition, had won back-to-back titles. Real Madrid's impressive trophy cabinet now includes a dozen alone from the Champions Cup/League, and Zinedine Zidane has now contributed to three of them.

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  • Luck and perfect tennis sends Nishikori to French Open QF
Luck and perfect tennis sends Nishikori to French Open QF

Afterwards, there was emotion in the voice of the world No 1 as he used his on-court interview to send a message of support to those affected by the recent atrocities. The 30-year-old arrived at Roland Garros in disarray, with just one semi-final appearance to show from four clay-court tournaments. "I couldn't do anything first set but I trie...

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  • Warriors take 2-0 series lead in NBA Finals
Warriors take 2-0 series lead in NBA Finals

The best-of-seven series now shifts to Cleveland for two games, with Game 3 Wednesday . But don't go calling it an exemplar of Curry's talent. "So I'm obviously hard on myself and my own biggest critic at times , and that's something that I can control, just being smarter".

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  • Murray sets up Del Potro clash
Murray sets up Del Potro clash

The towering Argentine advanced to a third-round showdown with Andy Murray after Almagro collapsed to the court in tears at 1-1 in the third set on Court Two. "I will have to fight again, but we are on a par", said Del Potro. 'This year he's had a lot of tough draws. Chung, the 21-year-old world number 67, followed up his first round win over...

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  • Predators use big 2nd period to beat Pittsburgh
Predators use big 2nd period to beat Pittsburgh

There is nothing weird about the series standing where it does. The Penguins are just 1 for 13 in three games against the Nashville Predators . Now, its Matt Murrays turn. Country music star Martina McBride got the honors to sing the national anthem before the first Stanley Cup Final game ever played in Nashville .

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  • Sidney Crosby denies mocking PK Subban's breath: 'Yeah, he made that up'
Sidney Crosby denies mocking PK Subban's breath: 'Yeah, he made that up'

Yes, you read that right. When an NBC reporter asked what the fuss was all about, Subban revealed that Crosby had complained about the smell of his breath. He tested his injured left foot and ankle by skating Sunday but said he remains day to day. That's what you love, and that's what you probably miss the most when you're finished playing.

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  • Warriors sweep Spurs, advance to NBA Finals with historic 12-0 record
Warriors sweep Spurs, advance to NBA Finals with historic 12-0 record

Durant 28, last reached the NBA Finals in 2012 with the Thunder, where they took Game 1 from LeBron's Heat (Durant scored 36 points), and then lost four straight. In Game 4, the clearest moment came in the middle of the third quarter, when the Spurs fought back to narrow the Warriors' lead to 85-74, and acting coach Mike Brown chose not to ca...

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  • Hazard to miss start of new Premier League season
Hazard to miss start of new Premier League season

His injury will be a blow for Conte as his side gear up for a return to the Champions League in 2017-18 having not featured in European competition last term. " Honestly, I do not know what will happen to me", he said . It is nearly exactly two months until Chelsea take on Arsenal in the Community Shield, on August 6, with the Premier Le...

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  • Lubbock speller out of national bee
Lubbock speller out of national bee

Along with bragging rights, champion spellers take home $40,000 cash , an engraved trophy, a $2,500 savings bond, $400 worth of reference works and appearances on " LIVE with Kelly and Ryan " and " Jimmy Kimmel Live! ". Tejas Muthusamy, a 14-year-old from Glen Allen, Virginia, and Tara Singh, a 12-year-old from Louisville, Kentucky, are two out of...

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  • Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to the bench to coach Game 2
Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to the bench to coach Game 2

Golden State is up by double digits again, 83-73 after the first 3 minutes of the third quarter in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. The first two games of the NBA Finals are the most-watched since Michael Jordan's final championship in 1998.

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  • Tight Security And Tears At Benefit Concert For Manchester Bomb Victims
Tight Security And Tears At Benefit Concert For Manchester Bomb Victims

The scene, which some have labeled the "image of the night", captured the spirit of the Manchester Benefit Concert held on Sunday to honor the victims of the May 22 suicide bombing that killed 22 people and injured dozens more. "I don't want to feel or hear or see any fear in this building", United States singer Pharrell Williams told the crowd a...

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  • Denver Post sportswriter apologizes after facing backlash for Indianapolis 500 tweet
Denver Post sportswriter apologizes after facing backlash for Indianapolis 500 tweet

In winning for just the second time in IndyCar, Sato had to hold off Helio Castroneves over the closing laps Sunday to deny the veteran a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 victory. "They worked really hard to get us here", team owner Michael Andretti said. "He drove a superb race". Two-time Formula 1 world champion Alonso skipped the M...

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  • NBA Finals Game 2: Warriors beat Cavaliers 132-113, lead 2-0
NBA Finals Game 2: Warriors beat Cavaliers 132-113, lead 2-0

Draymond Green tossed in 12 points and Shaun Livingston and Ian Clark added 10 apiece as the Warriors pushed their postseason record to 14-0. Then in Game 5, Golden State starting center Andrew Bogut suffered a season-ending knee injury.

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  • Muguruza, Venus out; French Open to have 1st-time Slam champ
Muguruza, Venus out; French Open to have 1st-time Slam champ

Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky qualified for her third successive French Open quarter-final with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 win over 2002 runner-up Venus Williams on Sunday. Tagged one of the pre-tournament favourites after reaching the final in Madrid and Stuttgart, the 13th seed is looking to become the first French woman since Mary Pierce in 2000 to lift...

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