Thursday August 16-th, 2018

Cavaliers face now-or-never home stand in NBA Finals Cavaliers face now-or-never home stand in NBA Finals

With their struggles, LeBron has often received extra credit for carrying them but Bryant believes it's unfair to knock them as players. The point guard looks to be completely healthy, averaging 25.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.

Scott majors run intact ... but only just Scott majors run intact ... but only just

It means that Scott's streak of 17 years and 67 major championship starts will be extended. Scott, who now has the second-longest major championship streak (67 starts), trailing only Sergio Garcia (72 starts), just snuck inside the automatic qual...

French Open 2018: Simona Halep beats Garbine Muguruza to reach final

The tall Muguruza had not dropped a set before facing Halep and thrashed two Grand Slam champions in Sam Stosur and Maria Sharapova for the loss of five games en route to the last four. She endured an eight-match losing streak after leaving NY, goi...

Truex pulls away at Pocono Truex pulls away at Pocono

Truex showed why he's still a threat to win his second straight title. "I think that three of those guys are definitely head over heels better than the rest of us, but I think from fourth to sixth or seventh best vehicle, it's pretty close ".

French Open round-up: Thiem ready for 'very tough' quarter-final against Zverev French Open round-up: Thiem ready for 'very tough' quarter-final against Zverev

Thiem, who has played three straight four-setters, beat No. 19 Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-2, 6-0, 5-7, 6-4 on Court Philippe Chatrier . Thiem had clearly caught on and started to utilise the drop-shot and although Zverev was still showing plenty o...

Warriors' Kevin Durant held back from heckling Cavaliers fan Warriors' Kevin Durant held back from heckling Cavaliers fan

James arrived at 6 p.m. dressed more casually - camouflage trousers, purple hoodie, "Billionaire Boys Club" baseball cap - than on the road where he and the Cavs have been wearing suits during the postseason. Smith to open the game. But he returned i...

LeBron James will 'have conversation' with Celtics, says Stephen A. Smith LeBron James will 'have conversation' with Celtics, says Stephen A. Smith

The Warriors guard felt Perkins, who did not move from his seat, should have made an attempt to get out of the way following Curry's wild 3-point attempt prior to the buzzer. In this instance, James came to the defense of Curry and the Warriors. ...

Man Utd announce transfer deal to sign Brazil midfielder Fred Man Utd announce transfer deal to sign Brazil midfielder Fred

The Daily Express says that the teenager has completed his medical and agreed personal terms, and an official announcement will be made in the next 48 hours with United "ready to pay nearly £20m" for his services. Fred is renowned as a box-to-box ...

Tactical change helps Halep reach French Open semis

Halep started slowly, spraying shots wide as she lost the first four games of the match against the number 12 seed who hit her early groundstrokes with lethal accuracy. There was no great show of elation from Muguruza at the end. The victor earns a b...

Ariya Jutanugarn wins US Open in a playoff Ariya Jutanugarn wins US Open in a playoff

World No.5 Jutanugarn is seemingly in cruise control atop the leaderboard, picking up one shot to climb to 13 under through 11 holes and she is three strokes ahead of Hyo-Joo Kim at 10 under. Her final round was her second-best of the tournament behi...

Real Madrid: Florentino has decided for the future of Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid: Florentino has decided for the future of Cristiano Ronaldo

Both of them have won the award 5 time each so far and are favoured to win again this year, depending on performances at the World Cup . Or someone else? Russian Federation is looking for the superstar of the 2018 World Cup . "Messi can also pla...

Justify gets Belmont Stakes sponsor in Wheels Up Justify gets Belmont Stakes sponsor in Wheels Up

The colt was a fast-closing third in the Preakness and is 12-1 for the Belmont. Vino Rosso finished ninth in the Derby and didn't run in the Preakness. "Once you become part of the Wheels Up family, the magic happens-everyone saw that three years a...

Argentina team trains in Barcelona in attack, defence Argentina team trains in Barcelona in attack, defence

Midfielder Paulo Dybala, in a statement published by the Argentine Football Association, said the team is very happy to train in Barcelona , the professional home of Argentina star Lionel Messi . Goalkeeper Nery Pumpido told CGTN that having the wo...

Stephan Lichtsteiner: Arsenal to sign defender from Juventus Stephan Lichtsteiner: Arsenal to sign defender from Juventus

Lichtsteiner will represent Switzerland at this summer's World Cup alongside his new Arsenal teammate Granit Xhaka, where he could win his 100th worldwide cap. "A story full of unforgettable moments that I will keep in my heart forever". Accordin...

Russian Federation 2018 squads officially confirmed Russian Federation 2018 squads officially confirmed

Against the course of the game, Sameldov scored Russia's only goal in the 34th minute after Siyuncu miss-passed the ball inside the penalty box. Fyodor Smolov could have restored Russia's lead after getting in behind the Turkish defense in th...

Discovery wins PGA Tour rights for $2bn Discovery wins PGA Tour rights for $2bn

This totals approximately 2,000 hours of content per year, including the six Tours operating under the PGA Tour umbrella and almost 150 tournaments annually, including the Players Championship, FedExCup Playoffs and the Presidents Cup. "They are th...

Messi-led Argentina cancels friendly match with Israel after outcry Messi-led Argentina cancels friendly match with Israel after outcry

On returning to Argentina , Messi also stated: "I had to leave Argentina when I was very little and there are things I miss a lot". Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain told ESPN confirmed reports the game had been cancelled following political...

Boxer Mayweather, footballer Messi world's highest-paid athletes Boxer Mayweather, footballer Messi world's highest-paid athletes

His rival Ronaldo, who was top of the list the two previous years, drops to third with $108m (£80.9). Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates after his TKO of Conor McGregor in their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena ...

Oliver Luck to be commissioner and CEO of XFL Oliver Luck to be commissioner and CEO of XFL

Since his retirement he's held a number of sports executive posts, most recently as the NCAA's executive vice president for regulatory affairs. "The XFL will create first-class organizations that local cities across the country will be proud of".

Arsenal to hold talks with Fellaini this week Arsenal to hold talks with Fellaini this week

Fellaini, 30, is out of contract, after five years at Old Trafford and is free to negotiate with interested clubs. Signing Fellaini is something Gunners fans likely wouldn't approve of, but on a free transfer, there's no real risk involved with the...

Stephen Curry has signature playoff performance Stephen Curry has signature playoff performance

After they wasted a 51-point effort by James - with a reversed official's call, missed free throw by George Hill and bone-headed move from J.R. Smith - and let Game 1 slip away in overtime, and following Stephen Curry's 3-point barrage in Game 2, ...

Pep Guardiola has problems with African players, says Yaya Toure Pep Guardiola has problems with African players, says Yaya Toure

The 35-year-old believes he was eased out of City last season, as they marched to the Premier League title and League Cup success because of jealousy on the part of Guardiola. Toure accused the Spaniard of "unfair treatment" during his spell at Ma...

Nadal’s 15-0 winning streak against childhood friend Gasquet Nadal’s 15-0 winning streak against childhood friend Gasquet

Ball boy displayed some neat forehands and backhands after sending the first ball into the net. The crowd performs a wave as Spain's Rafael Nadal plays France's Richard Gasquet during their third round match of the French Open tennis tourname...

Departing Man Utd midfielder Fellaini terms too rich for PSG

According to sources in France, Fellaini would prefer to sign for Arsenal than move to Italy, where a number of clubs, including AC Milan have an interest, although it is thought he is still negotiating with United as well. "I like Fellaini, but ...

Tristan Thompson Leaves Interview After Question About Steph Curry Tristan Thompson Leaves Interview After Question About Steph Curry

The two-time MVP played a key role in a close battle, helping the Warriors blow the Cavaliers out of the water to win by a commanding 19 point margin. "At the end of the day if you don't give effort and you don't play hard, you're never going to gi...

Zverev, Thiem win to set up French Open quarter-final Zverev, Thiem win to set up French Open quarter-final

Zverev, 21, who is seen as the main threat to Rafael Nadal´s expected coronation as champion for an 11th time, endured a nightmare outing on Court Philippe Chatrier that lasted nearly four hours. In women's singles, 13th-seeded Madison Keys and fello...

Serena Williams withdraws from French Open clash with Maria Sharapova Serena Williams withdraws from French Open clash with Maria Sharapova

Williams came into Roland Garros having played four WTA Tour matches, all in March, since giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr . on September 1. They wouldn't be considered pals but Sharapova admitted to being "inspired" by her on-c...

Duke, UNC-Michigan headline ACC/Big Ten Challenge Duke, UNC-Michigan headline ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Duke is 4-0 in the Challenge against Indiana . This is the 20th year of the ACC /Big Ten Challenge , and the Big Ten will look to regain the Commissioner's Cup after the ACC has won the event in each of the past two years. Penn State won the ...

Robertson: Mohamed Salah can emulate Messi and Ronaldo Robertson: Mohamed Salah can emulate Messi and Ronaldo

However, Robertson has backed Salah to build on his brilliant season and eventually rank alongside the LaLiga pair as one of the best players in the world. Barca have great players around Messi. The Scotland worldwide continued: "You want the world...

Sane out of Germany's World Cup squad Sane out of Germany's World Cup squad

Freiburg's Nils Petersen and Bayer Leverkusen duo Bernd Leno and Jonathan Tah also miss out. In his place is Bayer Leverkusen's Julian Brandt , a player of the same age (22) who scored one fewer and assisted 12 fewer in the Bundesliga than Sane's ...

England show World Cup promise in home victory over Nigeria England show World Cup promise in home victory over Nigeria

England's midfielder Dele Alli (L) vies with Nigeria's midfielder Ogenyi Onazi during the worldwide friendly football match between England and Nigeria at Wembley stadium in London on June 2, 2018. Chelsea defender Gary Cahill celebrated his ret...

Nigeria must improve before World Cup, admits Mikel Nigeria must improve before World Cup, admits Mikel

Mikel who skippered the Eagles against England on Saturday said he was impressed by what he saw of Southgate's men's performance. "Kieran Trippier's ball in was brilliant". So credit to him. "We missed totally the first half but the preparation...

Barcelona extend Umtiti’s contract until 2023 Barcelona extend Umtiti’s contract until 2023

The 60m euro buyout clause in his old contract had begun to look low after Liverpool paid 84m euros for Virgil van Dijk in December and Manchester City paid 70m euros for Aymeric Laporte in January. "He will then speak to the media in the Ricard ...

Portugal play goalless with Belgium in World Cup friendly Portugal play goalless with Belgium in World Cup friendly

Belgium defender Vincent Kompany left the field hurt as his side and Portugal drew 0-0 in an evenly balanced friendly on Saturday as each side showed attacking intent ahead of this month's World Cup. This was only the fourth time that Belgium...

How Stuart Broad came alive to keep critics at bay? How Stuart Broad came alive to keep critics at bay?

At this stage, no batsman in the innings had scored a fifty, although Dominic Bess had made a commendable 49 in his role as nightwatchman. "I don't think he's got much insight into the England changing room", Broad said after day 1 of the second Te...

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