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Author: 0 Golden State Warriors: why Durant should be in the MVP conversation

In the Finals alone, Durant is playing better than all other players on the court with an absurd 35.5 average points per game to go with 11 rebounds, seven assists and two blocks. "I think we're moving the ball great, we're shooting the ball at a high clip and our defense has been unbelievable". And his defense again was tremendous.

Sport Morata saves Spain in four-goal Colombia thriller
Author: 0 Morata saves Spain in four-goal Colombia thriller

David Silva gave Spain a first-half lead before Edwin Cardona capitalised on poor defending to equalise and Colombia's all-time leading scorer Radamel Falcao put the South Americans in front with his 26th worldwide goal. But Colombia had already looked unsafe, with Juan Cuadrado testing Pepe Reina from long-distance and James Rodriguez sending a shot just wide of the post.

Author: 0 Mariners lock up shortstop Jean Segura with 5-year deal

Segura, who leads the American League in hitting with a.341 average, is now on the 10-day disabled list with a high-ankle sprain. Before suffering a high ankle sprain that forced him to the 10-day disabled list on June 3, Segura was hitting.341, tied for the best batting average in the American League with an.852 on-base plus slugging percentage, 10 doubles, four homers and 20 RBI and seven stolen bases in 43 games.

Author: 0 Griezmann confirms Atletico Madrid stay

A similar punishment for similar violations was recently brought down on both Barcelona and Real Madrid , with Barcelona unable to sign players for the 2015 calendar year, while Real Madrid's ban was lifted by a one-man CAS panel leaving them only incapacitated for the January 2017 window.

Sport The 20 richest football clubs in the world
Author: 0 The 20 richest football clubs in the world

Real Madrid , which was No. 1 for the past four years, fell to No. 3 with a $3.58 billion value. While respectable, this is still a very long way from the other two Spanish giants, which both generated $688 million. United were valued at $US3.69 billion ($NZ5.1 billion), an 11 per cent jump compared to a year ago. Juventus , owned by the Agnelli family, is ninth on the list with a value at $1.26 billion.

Author: 0 Blues strike first blood in Origin opener

After the match, a cryptic Hayne told reporters to watch out for an announcement from his club, Gold Coast, on Thursday but refused to say what it would be. The Titans warhorse justified his selection, playing his ultra simple role perfectly in providing excellent service from the deck and making 53 tackles.

Sport Halep advances to French Open quarterfinals
Author: 0 Halep advances to French Open quarterfinals

The Ukrainian fifth seed served for a place in the last-four twice and brought up a match point in the second set tie-break, but Romanian Halep won 11 of the last 12 games for a 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-0 victory. Halep hopes it will be her. "After Miami, [Darren] stopped working with me because he was upset about that match". In tennis , the feeling is that players who win a grand slam title usually have to get through at least one hard match during the fortnight.

Sport Local fans give Packers player a lift from MSP
Author: 0 Local fans give Packers player a lift from MSP

Johnson brought along a pillow so House could rest during the trip, all the better to be fresh for morning practice, apparently. "I went to bed and I was scrolling through my Twitter and saw he needed a ride ", Chad Johnson said. "He signed some shoes and some gloves and let us take pictures with the Super Bowl trophies". House posted on Twitter asking if he could hitch a ride back to Wisconsin with any Packers fan that was in Minnesota.

Author: 0 Round trip: Mike Brown returns to Cleveland with Warriors

There he won two titles in four years and then returned to Cleveland for a new superteam with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love . "Well, yeah, then you guys are looking at getting swept". "We were much more physical today than in Game One and we forced them into 20 turnovers and they still beat us pretty good", James told reporters in a televised interview from the locker room in Oakland .

Author: 0 Cincinnati Reds Player Scooter Gennett Makes Home Run History

Louis Cardinals , Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Cin. It was a bit awkward for a player of Gennett's stature to already be wearing that number. Cincinnati's Suarez hit his triple with the bases loaded, accounting for the other three runs in the Reds' 13-1 victory.

Author: 0 Red Sox at Orioles

The Sox only trail the Yankees by two games for first place in the AL East, which sets up quite a showdown as they travel to the Bronx this week. "We're neck-and-neck with this team, and this division is going to be bunched up for the foreseeable future", said Boston manager John Farrell , whose team gained the split after dropping the first two games.

Sport Iman Shumpert Requires IV; Possible to Start Game 3?
Author: 0 Iman Shumpert Requires IV; Possible to Start Game 3?

However, coach Lue has chose to stick with Smith as a starter for at least one more contest. Shumpert definitely has been a better defender but is so limited offensively that Smith still may be a better gamble. "Nothing has really changed from the first two games". "That's not our game". "We play at our pace". We play our game. " I get out of the vehicle and he pulls out in his truck and he's looking at me and he says 'We're going to be partying on Saturday, don't you worry'".

Sport Magic: 'Showtime' Lakers Would Sweep The Warriors
Author: 0 Magic: 'Showtime' Lakers Would Sweep The Warriors

I never understand why people try to compare eras and say this team could've beaten this team, or could've beaten that team, or this player was better than that player. I'm telling you, whoever is going to dog me, I'm going to be wearing them down. I talk to them. But in the same sense, I don't think they were as fast as we are.

Sport Mauritania breaks diplomatic ties with Qatar
Author: 0 Mauritania breaks diplomatic ties with Qatar

CBS News also confirmed the FBI is assisting Qatar in the hacking investigation and Russian Federation is suspected. Government-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company closed its crude and refined-product ports to any vessels to or from Qatar, according to a notice obtained by Bloomberg News .

Sport Mercedes no longer the favorite in F1, Wolff says
Author: 0 Mercedes no longer the favorite in F1, Wolff says

Mercedes have admitted not all of their problems with their vehicle are going to be fixed in the short term as the world champions concede Ferrari are now 2017's title favourites. That remains an ongoing worry and also impacts on tire strategy. Mercedes made the bad choice of tires during free practice in Monaco, resulting in an arduous qualifying session.

Sport Cavs not making any lineup changes for Game 3 of the Finals
Author: 0 Cavs not making any lineup changes for Game 3 of the Finals

Golden State charged within two triumphs of becoming the first unbeaten NBA playoff champions Sunday by routing reigning trophy-holders Cleveland 132-113 to seize command of the NBA Finals . "One day it may be me, one day it may be Steph, Klay, Draymond". More help from his teammates would go a long way too. Even the preparation is not set to change before Game 3, in some ways.

Sport Resilient Wawrinka ends French men's challenge to reach last eight
Author: 0 Resilient Wawrinka ends French men's challenge to reach last eight

Fognini is likely to turn it on at different points and when he gets on a run we would be in for some thrilling tennis , but ultimately Wawrinka will have too much. 1 player, has struggled for form this year, but was back to something like his best in a 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 6-0 triumph over Juan Martin del Potro, who competed strongly for two sets before running out of gas.

Author: 0 Sarfraz says no pressure ahead of Pak-India clash

Laxman also said that the much-awaited match against Pakistan will be a high profile one because of the fact that India rarely play against their arch-rivals. Shikhar Dhawan (60) got runs under his belt against a quality Bangladesh attack comprising Mustafizur Rahaman (1/53), Rubel Hossain (3/50) and Taskin Ahmed (0/45).

Author: 0 New Zealand wins toss, will bowl 1st against England

Earlier, a sensational death bowling spell by Mitchell Starc (4/29) trumped Tamim Iqbal's superb 95 as Australia bowled Bangladesh out for a paltry 182 in 44.3 overs. Should Australia win, it will extend their stay in Birmingham where they would play in the second semi-final against the victor of Group B - which is likely to be South Africa or India - on June 15.

Sport Lions to be tested by Blues in 2nd tour match
Author: 0 Lions to be tested by Blues in 2nd tour match

This may sound extremely simplistic, but the Lions have to beat the Blues at Eden Park to maintain the credibility of this tour. "When I first arrived at Wasps, I had preconceived ideas about how rugby is played, and that was how the Blues and Brumbies played in the early 2000s", Hanks told ESPN .

Author: 0 Nashville's Gaudreau needs no space to find room on biggest stage

Viktor Arvidsson gave the Predators a 3-1 lead at the 13:08 mark of the second and they were able to hold onto the cushion against Crosby and Co. "That's probably the difference right there". No, he wasn't anxious about that. "I could be sitting on the floor and I would take it", Gaudreau, 24, told reporters. It's like the iconic photo of the sailor kissing a girl in Times Square at the end of World War II, but in this case, I'm sure we'll find out the identity of the Nashville couple ...

Author: 0 Australia will be ready for England showdown: Smith

The England captain admits it was "men against boys" when England were trounced by the Kiwis in their last meeting at a global one-day worldwide tournament. Starc rocketed back to form after a lacklustre first-up effort against New Zealand , scorching the Bangladesh tail-end with searing pace and accuracy and re-discovering his pinpoint yorker to take four wickets in just nine balls.

Author: 0 Alonso's target for the Indy 500 is to 'enjoy the moment'

However, Dixon acknowledged the "bizarre contrast" of a violent encounter not long after the thrill of setting the fastest Indy 500 qualifying time in more than 20 years. For a few minutes, it looked like two-time Formula One champ Fernando Alonso had a chance to become the first rookie to win Indy's top starting spot since 1983.

Sport Rangers trade struggling reliever Sam Dyson to Giants
Author: 0 Rangers trade struggling reliever Sam Dyson to Giants

The Giants will receive cash in the transaction. No indication yet as to who the player to be named later might be, though it wouldn't be unreasonable to guess that the Rangers and Giants have agreed on a list of players from which the Rangers will get to select.

Author: 0 Family of girl dragged by sea lion blasted for reckless behavior

The video, which was shot Saturday by college student Michael Fujiwara at Steveston Fisherman's Wharf in Richmond, British Columbia, begins with a shot of the sea lion swimming in the harbor as onlookers laugh and comment on his looks and his size.

Sport Sher Bahadur Deuba Elected Nepal Prime Minister
Author: 0 Sher Bahadur Deuba Elected Nepal Prime Minister

The first phase of those polls- the first held in 20 years- were staged last month in three of Nepal's seven districts. Prachanda's Communist Party of Nepal and the Nepali Congress had past year entered into a deal as per which the two coalition partners were to rule for seven months each.

Sport Richie Sadlier And Kenny Cunningham Pick Their Ireland Team To Face Austria
Author: 0 Richie Sadlier And Kenny Cunningham Pick Their Ireland Team To Face Austria

I've felt my commitment levels have been judged a little bit unfairly and one thing I've always said to myself is that I won't say too much to the press about being judged on my commitment. "They might feel that just coming in, playing in the game, getting ready for it, is the type of preparation that they want". If it's a defeat, it's not the end of the world, but it's a huge game and Austria are going to take points off a lot of teams.

Author: 0 Penguins head home upbeat despite 0-fer in Nashville

We need to have guys to continue to play the game at a high level because of where we're at in the season right now. "I wasn't certain, but when they put the replay up on the scoreboard I sort of thought it was in". The empty-net goal from Filip Forsberg provided some additional cause for excitement, as the star scorer had gone goal-less in the first three games and will look to build off of his first career SCF point.

Author: 0 No changes in starters or tempo as Cavaliers seek win

The Cavaliers had been 12-1 in the playoffs this year until facing the Warriors. But this time is different: Kevin Durant is a Warrior. What is the same is the utter desperation the Cavs feel for Game 3 Wednesday, essentially their last stand against an opponent that simply is better than last year's version.

Author: 0 Kamal Nath blames Shivraj government for farmers' killing

Singh denied it. They may have opened fire. There is a possibility that someone from the crowd opened fire. The protesting farmers burned several vehicles last night and were in no mood to relent on Tuesday morning. They also wanted their loans to be waived as was being done in the BJP ruled states of Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. "The sacrifice of farmers will not go a waste".

Sport Rain plays spoilsport in New Zealand-Australia encounter at Edgbaston
Author: 0 Rain plays spoilsport in New Zealand-Australia encounter at Edgbaston

Having fully recovered from a foot injury, the veteran player Starc will be the leader of the cricket match and when last time he led the match at 2006 and 2009 emerged as winners. Ronchi had his share of luck as Mitchell Starc dropped a simple chance at mid-on. Ronchi celebrated by flat-batting a four before ending the over with a soaring straight six.

Author: 0 Johnson wins at Dover again; series heads to Pocono next

Johnson tells the story of taking a cross-country trip with his family and stopping at a Hardee's. "You know, I watched Cale - he was one of the toughest, hardest racers that I ever watched race, fearless, and drove the auto over the edge, and Jimmie does the same thing, but Jimmie makes it look smooth", Hendrick said.