• Alexander Zverev ends Grand Slam hoodoo against top-50 players
Alexander Zverev ends Grand Slam hoodoo against top-50 players

The 24-year-old Thiem leads 4-2 overall against Zverev, but lost to him last month in the Madrid Masters final. The pressure was on Zverev and he had to save the match point on his own serve before making it 5-5. Alexander Zverev jokes that it took him five sets to beat Karen Khachanov because he 'might as well stay longer for practice!' He e...

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  • Arbaaz Khan Admits To Betting In IPL 2017, Losing Rs. 2.5 Crore
Arbaaz Khan Admits To Betting In IPL 2017, Losing Rs. 2.5 Crore

The alleged bookie Sonu Jalan alias Sonu Malad was arrested recently and the during investigation, a "connection" between him and Arbaaz has been established, said Senior Inspector Pradeep Sharma , head of the Anti-Extortion Cell of Thane Police which is probing the case.

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  • Kyrie Irving's Game 7 absence explained after Mark Jackson criticism
Kyrie Irving's Game 7 absence explained after Mark Jackson criticism

The Boston Celtics couldn't even get a chance to reflect on their Game 7 loss before one of their players started talking about getting paid for next season. He requested a trade and was dealt to Boston in the offseason. "I don't think any of us can really understand". And with Ainge calling the shots, it's nearly impossible to predict the futu...

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  • Talking Points From England 2-1 Nigeria
Talking Points From England 2-1 Nigeria

England got off to a great start against Nigeria today, taking the lead in the 6th minute through a Gary Cahill header. England vs Nigeria is a substantial first test for the Three Lions, and we can tell you how to get a live stream of the friendly for free wherever you live.

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  • Smith missed wide-open teammate LeBron James during his late-game blunder
Smith missed wide-open teammate LeBron James during his late-game blunder

The game almost over, James jawed with both Curry and Klay Thompson , then Tristan Thompson and Draymond Green tangled moments later and made contact. Kevin Durant and the Warriors took control in overtime, which ended with Draymond Green and Cleveland's Tristan Thompson being ejected. James has eight games with 40 or more points in these play...

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  • Lionel Messi’s hat-trick helps Argentina to 4-0 win over Haiti
Lionel Messi’s hat-trick helps Argentina to 4-0 win over Haiti

Argentina are still reeling from their 6-1 friendly thrashing by Spain in March, while the squad have also experienced plenty of heartbreak after losing three straight finals - the 2014 World Cup , the 2015 Copa America and 2016 Copa America Centenario.

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  • New Signing Fabinho Reveals How Liverpool Forward Convinced Him to Join Reds
New Signing Fabinho Reveals How Liverpool Forward Convinced Him to Join Reds

This was information supported by Aulas, who reiterated what he had said earlier in the week. Fabinho was a virtual ever-present in Monaco's engine room during their victorious Ligue 1 campaign, forming an excellent partnership with Tiemoue Bakayoko, now of Chelsea.

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  • Sharing over shooting: How the Warriors passed by the Rockets
Sharing over shooting: How the Warriors passed by the Rockets

The Cavaliers may have LeBron James , but they're going to be the biggest underdog in a Finals since his career started in 2003. All games will air live in a repeat of last year's historic bilingual simulcast starting Game 1, which will be hosten by the Warriors, at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.

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  • LeBron on up-and-down road back to NBA Finals: 'It's been Cedar Point'
LeBron on up-and-down road back to NBA Finals: 'It's been Cedar Point'

Needing not only all their firepower but also 27 straight misses by the Rockets during an epic cold streak from 3-point range, the Warriors rallied to keep alive their hopes for a repeat. "And we absolutely figured the only way we're gonna beat 'em is with a barrage of 3-pointers, and it's probably going to be a 124-120 affair if we're going to g...

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  • Man Utd target quick Fred deal as he visits England next week
Man Utd target quick Fred deal as he visits England next week

United have made enquiries for Fred and Shakhtar reportedly rejected City's 50m euros (£43.7m) offer in January . However, speaking at a press conference while with the Brazil national team, Fred has claimed he will only address his playing future after the World Cup .

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  • Critics Of Liverpool's Goalkeeper Are Not Technical - Fatau Dauda
Critics Of Liverpool's Goalkeeper Are Not Technical - Fatau Dauda

The German goalkeeper was at fault for Real's opener, rolling the ball out with Karim Benzema standing too close to him and allowing the France worldwide to divert it into the net, and he then let Gareth Bale's long-range drive slip through his grasp as Madrid won 3-1.

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  • Fulham promoted to Premier League with Championship playoff final win
Fulham promoted to Premier League with Championship playoff final win

A couple of months ago, Jokanovic had insisted that dreams were to be had in the bedroom but he woke with his team triumphant and many topless at the end of Fulham's first game at the national stadium since 1975. Teenager Ryan Sessegnon received the ball midway inside Villa's half, evaded a tackle, and turned to play a through ball that Cairney c...

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  • Open thread game five: Houston Rockets versus Golden State Warriors
Open thread game five: Houston Rockets versus Golden State Warriors

The pain of losing a player like Andre Iguodala to injury-as the Warriors did for Game 4 against the Rockets-is that his minutes are not just his own. Thompson has always been content to be the understated All-Star among the four in Golden State's starting lineup. "We're still confident. We're a confident group, and we've just got one chance".

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  • LeBron's epic night forces game 7 in Eastern Final
LeBron's epic night forces game 7 in Eastern Final

Even as the springy Rozier launched at the basket in transition, James simply rose up and smothered the attempt late in the third quarter. James said earlier this year that he didn't intend to play every game of the season, things just worked out that way.

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  • Celtics brace for 'dogfight' vs Cavs in Game 7 at home
Celtics brace for 'dogfight' vs Cavs in Game 7 at home

This might have been the type of game (minus the Love injury) the Cavs were envisioning when they blew up their roster at the trade deadline: LeBron has a bonkers night and the supporting cast actually acts as a supporting cast. Like Friday night's loss, they won't be thinking about them when Game 7 tips off. The Celtics had a lead after the fi...

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  • Venezuela expels top United States diplomat for 'conspiring' against government
Venezuela expels top United States diplomat for 'conspiring' against government

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won a second term in office last Sunday. United States spokespeople claim that the measures are aimed at preventing a "firesale" of the country's assets by corrupt officials looking for kickbacks.

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  • Rockets lose ailing Chris Paul, vow to dig in for Game 6
Rockets lose ailing Chris Paul, vow to dig in for Game 6

The Houston Rockets came out 4-point victors in the end, with a catastrophic turnover by Draymond Green with less than 10 seconds to go sealing the game for Houston at home, allowing them to take a 3-2 lead heading back to Oakland. The Rockets take great pride in the fact that they've limited Golden State to less than 100 points in the last...

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  • Fired-up LeBron James sees Cleveland home to level Eastern Conference finals
Fired-up LeBron James sees Cleveland home to level Eastern Conference finals

Cleveland's strong showing in the second quarter came on the heels of a first quarter that saw them lose one of their top players, just minutes into the game. He finished with 46 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, that included two awesome dagger 3-pointers in the final minutes. "It's just all about just win every game and it should put us in po...

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  • Atlético Madrid want to increase Jan Oblak's release clause
Atlético Madrid want to increase Jan Oblak's release clause

Either way Marin is adamant that a move away from Atletico would be the worst thing Antoine could do for his footballing career. "Antoine - if he stays we'll continue to grow and develop", the Argentinian said. A number of teams are believed to be interested in the Slovenian, but Atletico boss Diego Simeone said earlier this week that he was de...

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  • Payet limps off injured during Europa League final
Payet limps off injured during Europa League final

If this is to be Griezmann's final big game for Atletico, then the France worldwide delivered in a huge way - making a case that he could well be the world's third-best individual player. "If he goes then great, he's given a lot to us over the years". Gil Marin added: 'If he decides that he does not want to continue with us, we have to respect hi...

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