• Phil Mickelson withdraws from US Open
Phil Mickelson withdraws from US Open

Open at Erin Hills so that he can attend his daughter Amanda's high school graduation. Despite failing to win the US Open , five-time major victor Mickelson has finished second or been tied for second on six occasions. "It doesn't look good for me playing, but I'm really excited by this moment in my family's life". Mickelson had considered ...

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  • Basebrawl! Harper, Strickland Punch Away, Nats-Giants Fight
Basebrawl! Harper, Strickland Punch Away, Nats-Giants Fight

Go back to yesterday's boxing match between Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland, and notice how Buster Posey had no desire to step out from behind the plate and protect his pitcher. Harper and Strickland were both ejected after their incident and both will nearly certainly serve suspensions, but Harper is not necessarily at fault.

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  • Steve Ballmer: Clippers have bigger fish to fry than Lakers
Steve Ballmer: Clippers have bigger fish to fry than Lakers

Though, it should be mentioned that in the weeks leading up to the NBA Draft , there's an terrible lot of smoke thrown around in order to throw prospects or other teams off. But in the world of sports it's, "What did you do this season?' And all we can control is how we do this season, next game, next game, and I'm proud of what we're doing".

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  • Rihanna Is The Unspoken Goddess Of The NBA
Rihanna Is The Unspoken Goddess Of The NBA

Of course, as Van Gundy told his national audience Thursday, he had a good excuse: he was distracted by a certain pop star. "I think when you're the prohibitive favorite against LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, that means you're a heck of a team, and they sure are", Van Gundy said Tuesday on a conference media call.

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  • Wrong number text leads couple to free Stanley Cup tickets
Wrong number text leads couple to free Stanley Cup tickets

Prior to the Stanley Cup Final , Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Keith Urban , Trisha Yearwood, Lady Antebellum, Kelly Clarkson, and Gill and his daughters all sang the Anthem, and Gill said Nashville has been able to pull this off because the talented musicians who live in the community truly care about the community, and they'r...

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  • Not aware of any Kumble-Kohli rift: BCCI secy
Not aware of any Kumble-Kohli rift: BCCI secy

The Indian cricket board also mentioned that the names of the shortlisted candidates would be announced soon. The off-spinner believed that Kumble with all his experience and pedigree has done wonders for the team and the fact that he is a hard-working bloke only bodes well for the team not only in the current context but also in the future.

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  • Thrilled to get off to a start like this: England's Joe Root
Thrilled to get off to a start like this: England's Joe Root

In the meantime England will be reviewing their options for injury replacements, with Middlesex seamer Toby Roland-Jones the most likely to receive a call-up after his encouraging global debut against South Africa at Lord's last Monday.

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  • Raikkonen struggling to understand Ferrari's Monaco strategy
Raikkonen struggling to understand Ferrari's Monaco strategy

Indeed his victory in Spain earlier this month has been sandwiched by a distant fourth-place finish in Russian Federation and now seventh in Monte Carlo , too. Vettel , who was second, and Ricciardo fifth going into the pit stops both stayed out on track and put in some of the fastest laps of the race as Raikkonen was released into traffic.

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  • LeBron reacts to slur spray painted on LA home
LeBron reacts to slur spray painted on LA home

She says the property manager told officers they believe the incident was captured on surveillance video. He added that, by the time officers had arrived at the scene, the offending word had been painted over by management staff. James told reporters in Oakland his family was not harmed, and "that's the most important". James said he hoped ...

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  • LeBron James speaks out on racism after graffiti attack
LeBron James speaks out on racism after graffiti attack

James' Cavaliers will face the Golden State Warriors in game one of the NBA Finals on Thursday . An unidentified person spray painted the N-word on the front gate of James' home in the Brentwood neighborhood Wednesday morning, said Capt.

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

James is likely with the rest of his team getting ready for Game 1 of the NBA Finals, which starts on Thursday. This year also marks the seventh straight NBA Finals appearance for James, who won back-to-back NBA championships with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013.

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  • Plain sailing for Nadal and Djokovic, Muguruza edges through
Plain sailing for Nadal and Djokovic, Muguruza edges through

No, no, no, thank goodness, I don't feel anything on the wrist since long time ago. He then called for the doctor at the start of the third set and the match was over inside two hours. One to watch tomorrow?: "I think everybody is eager to see what Andy Murray gets up to here tomorrow, see what his mindset is like". "If it's not today, it will ...

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  • Venus Williams opens play at French Open on Day 4
Venus Williams opens play at French Open on Day 4

Venus was asked about the baby in the interview on Wednesday, where she referred to the baby as " she " and said she wanted the tot to be named after her, according to Dailymail. Roberta Vinci, the 31st seed, could not find a way to end her four-year first-round losing streak at Roland Garros . Kerber, who has battled poor form sinc...

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  • Novak Djokovic makes winning start with new coach Andre Agassi
Novak Djokovic makes winning start with new coach Andre Agassi

In his search for an unprecedented 10th title at Roland Garros , the fourth-seeded Nadal began with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 victory over France's Benoit Paire . - Defending champion Novak Djokovic beat Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-4 6-2. "I got two balls, one when I missed my return, and then if it was 5-3 I thought I could finish the set an...

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  • Pittsburgh holds off Predators in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final
Pittsburgh holds off Predators in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

The Penguins almost blew a 3-0 lead, one compounded by an bad offensive effort in the middle part of the game, before Jake Guentzel saved it with a goal at 16:43 of the third period . The Penguins' influx of offense started with a pair of penalties on Predators at 13:50. Nashville's Calle Jarnkrok took an interference penalty and James N...

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  • Arsene Wenger to sign a new two year contract at Arsenal
Arsene Wenger to sign a new two year contract at Arsenal

But once the game starts and you are a fan, you stand behind the team . Arsenal struck back within two minutes, when Ramsey nodded home in the box, with substitute Olivier Giroud providing the assist with virtually his first touch of the ball.

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  • Dillon wins Coca-Cola 600 in for first NASCAR Cup victory
Dillon wins Coca-Cola 600 in for first NASCAR Cup victory

I check websites, local and national to make sure I provide myself with the best and safest way to enjoy a stream. We made a little mistake in that last adjustment, and that cost us. Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin completed the top five, followed by Kurt Busch , rookie Erik Jones , pole-sitter Kevin Harvick , Ryan Newman , and Dale Earnhardt...

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  • Draymond Green not bored by another Cavs-Dubs Finals matchup
Draymond Green not bored by another Cavs-Dubs Finals matchup

The Cleveland Cavaliers will meet the Golden State Warriors for the third year in a row in the National Basketball Association finals on June 1 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) in the first quarter at TD Garden.

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  • Brewers' Anderson no-hits Diamiondbacks through 7 innings
Brewers' Anderson no-hits Diamiondbacks through 7 innings

PHILLIES 4, REDS 3: Tommy Joseph hit a solo homer in the fourth inning and a game-ending RBI single in the ninth, leading Philadelphia at home. Anderson's bid at his first no-hitter ended at the same point of the game his previous best effort did.

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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

Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation, who is ranked 40th, broke twice early on to go into a 6-2 lead. There was another rapid exchange of breaks before Makarova sealed the result on her first match point with a forehand down the line after recovering from 40-0 down.

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  • Sato holds off Helio to give Andretti another Indy 500 win
Sato holds off Helio to give Andretti another Indy 500 win

But Sato , who passed Castroneves for the lead with just two laps to go, would not be denied. "I know I can be as quick as anyone in Formula One". "We'll be going for the win next year", he said. "I knew I was racing against a real champion", Sato said of the duel with Castroneves through the final laps.

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The "threematch": It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

Overall, the NBA Finals is a breeding ground for low-scoring basketball. From trying to emulate Jordan's fadeaway jump shot to copying his uniform quirks, James said, "I did pretty much everything MJ did when I was a kid". They want to let it die down a little bit then take another MRI once everything is down and it's back to normal. That gro...

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  • Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury
Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury

In the postgame trophy presentation backstage, James spent most of it lingering in the background as his teammates celebrated. James said he was honoured to pass Jordan, his boyhood idol. But they displayed their superiority over the final two games to wrap up the series. He watched Game 5 in street clothes. In addition, Jae Crowder suffered a ...

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  • Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win FA Cup
Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win FA Cup

Aaron Ramsey headed the victor for Arsenal against 10-man Chelsea after Diego Costa had cancelled out a controversial opener from Alexis Sanchez . It was his seventh victory and these are the occasions that remind us why a manager with his record of achievement surely deserves a happy ending.

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  • Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance
Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance

The Cleveland Cavaliers lead that series, 2-1, over the Boston Celtics . "It's great to go 12-0 up but we don't want to get carried away so we need to keep working hard and stay grounded", Curry said after the game. Ginobili played in the Game 4 loss at the AT&T Center in San Antonio in the Nike Zoom KD 9 "Oreo", the signature shoe of ...

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  • Jorge Sampaoli seems set to swap Sevilla for Argentina
Jorge Sampaoli seems set to swap Sevilla for Argentina

Sampaoli leaves Sevilla having guided them to the top four but, for much of the season, this was a campaign that promised more. The statement goes on to say, 'This agreement in principle is pending the drafting and presentation of the relevant documents, which must be signed by all parties by next Thursday, 1 June'.

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  • Si Woo Kim becomes youngest victor of Players Championship
Si Woo Kim becomes youngest victor of Players Championship

Kim became just the second player from South Korea to win the Players - joining K.J. Choi , and earned a five-year exemption on the PGA Tour along with a three-year major-championship exemption with the win. Even when he hit a few bumps by landing in the pine straw or a bunker, Kim's poise was unflappable. Spanish star Rafa Cabrera Bello pro...

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  • Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics
Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics

But this Cleveland team is a different kind of challenge, one that the Boston Celtics simply aren't built to beat right now. Still, the Cavs were in control leading 77-56 in the third quarter after making 14 3-pointers in the first half.

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  • NFL Rule Changes: Now Only One Preseason Cutdown Day
NFL Rule Changes: Now Only One Preseason Cutdown Day

The fourth preseason game usually sees starters getting few snaps, and this could very well mean even fewer snaps with 15 more players on each roster. That's a good thing. Much to the chagrin of National Football League players, the Pro Bowl will be back in Orlando in 2018 . ESPN again is back on the broadcast and will also stream it on the ES...

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  • Arsene Wenger unsure of Arsenal future
Arsene Wenger unsure of Arsenal future

Four of his last eight fights, " Arsenal " and "Sunderland" in the Premier League at the " Emirates " ended with the score 0: 0. Arsene Wenger claims he is yet to decide whether Petr Cech or David Ospina will start Saturday's FA Cup Final in goal for Arsenal .

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  • Former KU player pleads guilty to traffic charge
Former KU player pleads guilty to traffic charge

Jackson started all but the first two games last season, when Maryland finished 24-9 overall (after a 20-2 start) and lost to Xavier in the NCAA tournament's round of 64. Of course, there are far worse things than kicking a vehicle, and most people are guilty of making a few poor decisions while in college. Jackson can work with Terps strength ...

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  • Isco Tells Real Madrid Fans He Will Stay At Club
Isco Tells Real Madrid Fans He Will Stay At Club

Speaking at Madrid's town hall during the title celebrations, he said: 'Thanks Zinedine for all you have given us, and all you keep giving us. Isco started Sunday's 2-0 win at former club Malaga as Madrid claimed LaLiga for the first time since 2012, setting up Cristiano Ronaldo for the opener, and the Spain global midfielder has no plans...

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  • Final against Juventus will be special, says Zidane
Final against Juventus will be special, says Zidane

Navas had two make two hard consecutive saves in the 66th on a shot by Yannick Carrasco and a header by Kevin Gameiro, and Cristiano Ronaldo had a goal disallowed for offside in the 69th. "It's been unbelievable. This is not over, we have three more games in La Liga and then we have to think about the final". However, one factor that threaten...

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  • John Klingberg Scores as Sweden Advances to Gold Medal Game at Worlds
John Klingberg Scores as Sweden Advances to Gold Medal Game at Worlds

Nicklas Backstrom and Oliver Ekman Larsson scored in the shootout, while goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stopped each of Canada's four attempts. " That was one of the greatest hockey games I have ever been a part of ", said Canada head coach Jon Cooper .

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  • NFL cuts overtime from 15 minutes to 10, citing player safety
NFL cuts overtime from 15 minutes to 10, citing player safety

The NFL has taken a lot of flak under Roger Goodell's tenure for being too strict about many rules, leading to the mock interpretation of " NFL " as " No Fun League ". According to NFL Research , there have been 83 overtime games over the last five seasons, 22 of them lasting at least 10 minutes into overtime (the average time elapsed in overt...

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  • Real Madrid were never afraid of Atletico comeback, insists Marcelo
Real Madrid were never afraid of Atletico comeback, insists Marcelo

However, a goal from Isco shortly before half-time effectively killed the contest and Madrid saw out the second half in more comfortable fashion to progress to the final with a 4-2 aggregate win. "We are happy. On this pitch, the fans are very important". They knew Atletico had tried everything possible, but the damage had been done eight days be...

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  • Harry Kane's Tottenham scoring record puts him among all-time greats
Harry Kane's Tottenham scoring record puts him among all-time greats

Late goals from defenders Ben Davies and Toby Alderweireld then sealed the rout, as the already-relegated Hull ended their season in the worst possible fashion. Scoring more than 20 goals in three successive seasons is a record only matched by Shearer, Henry, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Sergio Aguero. Kane scored 25 goals last season to claim the G...

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  • Ronaldo leads Real Madrid to first La Liga win since 2012
Ronaldo leads Real Madrid to first La Liga win since 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo, who else, calmed any nerves with an opener after just two minutes, rounding goalkeeper Carlos Kameni before tapping into an empty net. Eibar played a man down from the 74th as defender Ander Capa was sent off. It was a fitting end to what has been the most successful season in the tiny club's history and they managed to finish in...

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  • No Wimbledon wildcard for Maria Sharapova
No Wimbledon wildcard for Maria Sharapova

She said she would not request a wild card for Wimbledon - although the cashed-up Grand Slam tournament would not have had the same commercial reason as Birmingham to grant her one. Said the former World number one, Sharapova. The LTA confirmed on Thursday that it has handed Sharapova a place in the main draw for the Wimbledon warm-up event at ...

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  • Pablo Zabaleta deserved special send-off, says Pep Guardiola
Pablo Zabaleta deserved special send-off, says Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola claims his first season at Manchester City would have ended with the sack at former clubs Barcelona and Bayern Munich. "Here I have a second chance and I will try to do it better next season". Speaking to Sky Sports after the game the Argentinian revealed that it was hard for him to play after that, and his honesty in terms of getti...

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  • The Knicks continue to alienate Kristaps Porzingis
The Knicks continue to alienate Kristaps Porzingis

NY should be rolling out three newly drafted players if all goes according to plan. "However, the lengthy sit-down in New York accomplished very little to bridge the chasm as Jackson remained steadfast in his ways and direction, according to a team source ", writes Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News .

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  • Rooney may have to leave United to extend career
Rooney may have to leave United to extend career

If the England worldwide forward, who has also operated as a midfielder, does stay at the Red Devils for the 2017-18 campaign, then he will be nothing more than a squad player. However, wages would be a problem. However, Rooney's wage demands, around £250,000 per week, would force the Goodison Park hierarchy to disregard their current financial s...

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  • WKU's Edwards named to Rimington Award watch list
WKU's Edwards named to Rimington Award watch list

Lundblade is one of 63 players on the list for the award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding center at the FBS level. Among the SEC picks, Arkansas's Frank Ragnow was a second-team Associated Press all-SEC selection last season.

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  • Cubs star prospect Happ homers for first Major League Baseball hit
Cubs star prospect Happ homers for first Major League Baseball hit

Yesterday we saw one of those minor leaguers get his first taste of big league action, as the Cubs promoted Ian Happ and started him in right field. Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester (34) exits the game to a standing ovation from Cubs fans during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the St.

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  • Destiny 2 Gameplay Reveal Trailer | Destiny 2 Planned for PC
Destiny 2 Gameplay Reveal Trailer | Destiny 2 Planned for PC

As for locations, we're looking at Earth, Titan , Nessus , and Io this time around. Smith noted he couldn't comment on how much of a delay the PC version would suffer, but added that Bungie would try to release a date in the following weeks.

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  • Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years
Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years

Alexander Lacey and his big cat show were a crowd favourite. While Ringling's closure is a tremendous victory, no retirement plans have been announced for any of the animals used and abused by the now-defunct circus. "The circus and its people have continually been a source of inspiration and joy to my family and me, which is why this was such ...

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  • Chelsea will feel the Blues next season
Chelsea will feel the Blues next season

Wenger lamented that the lower-table teams who are safe from relegation have often failed to challenge the top-six sides - comments that come after West Ham suffered a 4-0 loss against Liverpool on Sunday. "I answered for 20 years the question, "the top four is nothing special". Wenger said: "I congratulate Chelsea on what they've done but when...

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  • Three Arsenal centre-backs could miss FA Cup final — BBC journalist
Three Arsenal centre-backs could miss FA Cup final — BBC journalist

Shkodran Mustafi is also a doubt for Wembley, the German suffered a blow to the head in the win against Sunderland, and experienced concussion like symptoms post game. Koscielny is definitely ruled out to face Chelsea after being sent off in the 14minute of the game following a late tackle on Everton forward Enner Valencia.

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  • Sharapova to play in Birmingham grass court event
Sharapova to play in Birmingham grass court event

The 2004 champion is now ranked 211 in the world, below the cut-off for direct entry, but her first-round win at this week's Italian Open means she is assured of a place in the qualifying tournament, played a few miles away from Wimbledon .

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  • Tottenham's Alli plans to continue enjoying 'journey'
Tottenham's Alli plans to continue enjoying 'journey'

Spurs face Manchester United on Sunday in their last match at White Hart Lane before it is demolished to make way for their new stadium, which is due to be opened for the 2018-19 season. It seems clear Alli could envisage himself playing overseas, but it would be a surprise if he departed Spurs this summer given they appear to be edging closer to...

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