by | June 09, 2017 | 10:42

The author is covering the National Basketball Association finals as a guest of ESPN. After James got the best of Iguodala in last year's series at a crucial defensive moment, Iguodala repaid the favor in Game 3. "Even when you're playing well, you got to play like A plus plus, because they're going to make runs and they're going to make shots and they got guys that's going to make plays", said James.

by | June 09, 2017 | 10:41

Andy Murray refuses to compare his own success to that of Roger Federer , Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic as he chases his fourth grand slam title at the French Open . "It's a whole new situation that I'm facing, especially in the last seven, eight months, not winning any tournament, which hasn't happened in many years", he added.

by | June 09, 2017 | 10:36

Djokovic lost in straight sets of 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 to Thiem , in what was his earliest exit at the Roland Garros in seven years. Djokovic was a dominant force, becoming the first player since Rod Laver to hold all four Grand Slams at once.

by | June 09, 2017 | 10:29

Meanwhile, Dutch rider Jochem van den Hoek from Netherlands, passed away after succumbing to his injuries in a crash at the 11th milestone in the Superstock race. Bonner was riding for Noel Williamson Racing and finished 30th in the Superstock race. The TT festival, which sees racers from all over the world reach speeds of 200mph on closed public roads, will conclude with the Senior race on Friday.

by | June 09, 2017 | 10:19

According to the Manchester Evening News , Man United have chose to rekindle their interest in the 27-year-old after all but dropping their interest in Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann . They put more goals past Juventus in 90 minutes than the Italian champions had conceded in their previous 12 Champions League games. "I'm not going to say that I'll be here for the rest of my life, that's doesn't exist", Zidane said.

by | June 09, 2017 | 10:22

Novak Djokovic very almost double-bageled Dominic Thiem in the Rome semifinals a few weeks ago. I will talk to my coach, to my team. If Nadal and Djokovic prevail in their Round of 8 matches , tennis fans will be treated to a blockbuster semi-final clash against the two modern-day greats on Thursday.

by | June 09, 2017 | 10:18

Johnson shot 41.7 percent from beyond the arc on almost six attempts per game last season, and his perimeter shooting ability is something that North Carolina can use. But Johnson said the NCAA had determined that the residence requirement doesn't apply to graduate transfers. Rather, he writes, the NCAA said the bylaw requires athletes to be either immediately eligible or "totally denied" from attending a school.

by | June 09, 2017 | 10:08

The Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation joined police in carrying out search warrants on five addresses linked to Monday's attack in Australia's second-largest city, Victoria state Deputy Police Commissioner Shane Patton said.

by | June 09, 2017 | 09:59

The Golden State Warriors made no promises and he knew there were no guarantees. Yet today he's suddenly not even the best among today's players? CLEVELAND (AP) - Kevin Durant never demanded he'd get to take the biggest shot of the NBA Finals.

by | June 09, 2017 | 09:56

The 26-year-old, who joined Chelsea from Lille in June 2012, helped the Stamford Bridge side to win the Premier League title last season. Initially, it was believed that he had just twisted the ankle, but follow-up scans confirmed the fracture.

by | June 09, 2017 | 09:48

However, he started just thirteen league games under Zinedine Zidane last season and the Real boss also declined to name him in the matchday squad for Saturday's Champions League final. Despite this Wenger has made his first signing with Sead Kolasinac agreeing to join the club from Schalke on July 1. And that's exactly what they would find if a deal for Mohamed Salah was pulled off.

by | June 09, 2017 | 09:37

The team is already halfway there through just the first quarter, as they led the Cavaliers , 39-32, attempting to take a commanding 3-0 series lead. They were down 0-2 every year, right? Their lone loss came to the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals. "Much more physical than we were in Game 1, and we forced them into 20 turnovers and they still beat us pretty good, so we've got to be much better too".

by | June 09, 2017 | 09:25

Mladenovic, who has been hampered by back problems, tops the tally of double faults produced at Roland Garros , having served 40 since the tournament started. I was really stung by a wasp. "I also believe that you kind of attract, you know, certain things that when you are, you know, living under stress and fear of everything".

by | June 09, 2017 | 09:22

Karim Benzema insists that Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo is not a selfish player, despite his eagerness to go for goal whenever possible. Messi also negated rumours of a future away from Camp Nou saying he wants to finish his career at Barcelona . He said: "Today, I [only] think of my day today, in Barcelona , where I am at".

by | June 09, 2017 | 09:14

Crusaders: 15-Israel Dagg, 14-Seta Tamanivalu, 13-Jack Goodhue, 12-David Havili, 11-George Bridge, 10-Richie Mo'unga, 9-Bryn Hall, 8-Jordan Taufua, 7-Matt Todd, 6-Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, 5-Sam Whitelock (captain), 4-Luke Romano, 3-Owen Franks, 2-Codie Taylor, 1-Joe Moody.

by | June 09, 2017 | 09:11

Truex led 233 laps in NASCAR's longest race of the season, but while he and other contenders pitted with 33 laps to go, Dillon stayed on the track and crossed the finish line on fumes for his first career win. Sunday was no different. Dillon did his signature belly slide celebration in the damp grass at Charlotte , outlasting a rain delay of almost 1 hour, 40 minutes — and several established drivers to take his first checkered flag.

by | June 09, 2017 | 09:09

Stan Wawrinka feels he is in better form heading into this year's French Open semi-final with Andy Murray than he was 12 months ago, when the Briton won in four sets. "I am sure everyone will join me... we share our thoughts and prayers with everyone who has been affected". The third-seeded Halep, who trailed 5-0 in the first set, was down 5-1 in the second.

by | June 09, 2017 | 09:05

Australia scored 83/1 in 16 overs and required minimum of four more overs of the match to be bowled and get full two points as 20 overs were needed to constitute a completed match . Australia's fast bowlers were wasteful against New Zealand , prompting Smith to describe it as "one of the worst bowling displays we've put on for a very long time ".

by | June 09, 2017 | 09:00

The 53-year-old Valverde has been widely touted to replace Luis Enrique , who announced earlier this year that he was exhausted and would not continue as Barcelona's coach. He has a wide in coaching football teams, including Villarreal , Valence, Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao . Enrique has come to the end of his three-year contract and finished on a high after guiding Barcelona to victory in the Copa del Rey.

by | June 09, 2017 | 08:20

I know. I know. "I've gotten better, and 2013 is when I feel I really turned the corner as a defender". Television ratings through the first two games of the Finals are slightly up from last season and fans across the nation adore the Warriors.

by | June 09, 2017 | 08:22

The South African cricket team received a massive scare during their match against Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 held in Birmingham . "I don't think it's too serious". Consistency has never been their strong point but Afridi, who featured in Pakistan's five Champions Trophy campaigns, said the win has the potential to transform the young side.

by | June 09, 2017 | 08:17

After his NBA Finals failure five years ago against James and the Heat, Durant vowed to become a legitimate, respected defender who could make almost as much of an impact blocking shots and crashing the boards. Yet he's a minus-33. If Golden State's core remains intact, the consensus seems to be the Warriors will reach the Finals every season for the foreseeable future, plus two or three seasons not yet seeable.

by | June 09, 2017 | 08:13

Against Bangladesh , they had reached 83-1 in pursuit of 183 to win and required only four more overs to be bowled to ensure they would take maximum points via the Duckworth-Lewis rule used in rainaffected matches . Starc finished with figures of four for 29 in 8.3 overs. Starc came within inches of claiming a hat-trick, nearly bowling last man Mustafizur Raham with a yorker, before settling for a triple-wicket maiden and bowling Mehedi Hasan in his next over.

by | June 09, 2017 | 08:06

World number one Novak Djokovic has never triumphed in Paris . The 21-year-old went on to win that set to love but Nishikori hit back to triumph 7-5 6-4 6-7 (4/7) 0-6 6-4 and next meets Fernando Verdasco. "Just pretty bad set". Djokovic struggled in the first set against Ramos-Vinolas but raised his level thereafter to win with a degree of comfort. In all, Djokovic made almost twice as many unforced errors, 35, as winners, 18.

by | June 09, 2017 | 07:56

Aerial view of Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James (23) in action vs Golden State Warriors Draymond Green (23) at Oracle Arena. The Cavaliers made 11 and 8 three-pointers in games 1 & 2, i.e. Though he's not exactly tearing it up either, Shumpert has been the steadier of the two so far in the series - averaging 4.5 boards and leading all reserves with three steals in Game 2.

by | June 09, 2017 | 07:57

Now he has to get past nine-time champion Nadal if he is to take his place in a first Grand Slam final. "Last year he was also playing really well and I had to play one of my best matches on clay to beat him". It certainly did not hurt him that he barely had to play his quarterfinal match, when surprise opponent Pablo Carreno Busta retired in the second set with an injury.

by | June 09, 2017 | 07:44

Messi has now appeared to confirm those reports after stating that he wants to end his career at Barcelona . According to BBC, Messi, who was runner-up to Real's Cristiano Ronaldo in the Ballon d'Or, told the Barcelona website his goal is "to try to improve each season in regards to the last, and that is the aim for next season".

by | June 09, 2017 | 07:40

And the Blackburn player is desperate to be in the first Scotland side to beat the Auld Enemy since Don Hutchison's Wembley victor in 1999. "I remember Don Hutchison scoring at Wembley [in 1999] and I remember Euro 96 with Gazza [Paul Gascoigne] scoring that goal and doing the celebration", said 31-year-old Mulgrew.

by | June 09, 2017 | 07:37

Kane's improvement has been borne out in the only currency that matters for players in his position. Seven goals in his last two games allowed Kane to finish the 2016-17 season with 35 goals in all competitions, following hauls of 31 and 28 in the two previous campaigns.

by | June 09, 2017 | 07:36

LeBron James has had problems with Boston's defense during the current series . The Cavs scored 13 points off C's turnovers in the second half, compared with just four points for Boston. Injured point guard Isaiah Thomas led his teammates in a pregame huddle before they took the court for warmups, but sat out the rest of the series after aggravating a hip injury in Game 2.

by | June 09, 2017 | 07:33

We have to defend and it takes a lot of energy. The inimitable Shaurya Vineet has already done a superb job collecting interesting things you didn't know about Paula Dybala (including the reason behind his mask celebration ), so you can get all you want to know about him right there.

by | June 09, 2017 | 07:33

Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins reacts after Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators scored an open net goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period in Game Four of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.

by | June 09, 2017 | 07:33

In the second set, Pliskova was able to break Halep to take a 4-2 lead after each player held serve for the first five games. Bacsinszky pounced as Ostapenko's radar misfired to break for 4-3 in the second set before the Latvian gifted it to her with a double fault on set point.

by | June 09, 2017 | 07:32

Nick Underhill of The Advocate previously reported Fairley missed organized team activities because of the ailment, which was originally discovered before the 2011 draft. "I'd be lying to you (if I said) it doesn't give you a chip (on your shoulder)", Peterson said of the doubters. The one report or examination indicated some change that was concerning.

by | June 09, 2017 | 07:19

Ostapenko, who was the Wimbledon junior champion in 2014, lost in the opening round at all four Slams past year but is now one of the last four women standing at Roland Garros , where she is making only her second main draw appearance. Jelena Ostapenko , the first Latvian woman to ever reach a Slam semifinal, is bidding to become the first unseeded player to reach the Roland Garros final since Mima Jausovec, runner-up to Chris Evert in 1983, and the youngest player in a Slam final since ...