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Third quarter can be pivotal for Cavaliers in NBA Finals

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Thomas was recovering from a hip injury when the Cavs aquired him, played poorly when he returned in January and wasn't fitting in with the team. "We look at Game 7, how they played Boston, the way Jeff Green played, the way George Hill kind of managed the game when he had the ball in his hands, his defensive presence as well". Read More »

England recall Jennings to replace struggling Stoneman

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However, Stoneman's miserable recent run - he has a highest of 29 in nine first-class innings this summer including scores of 4 and 9 at Lord's - coupled with Jennings's own decent form in the County Championship and in 50-over cricket for Lancashire facilitated the latter's return. Read More »

Five questions that will decide NBA Finals

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Newsweek has picked five things to look forward to when the action begins on Thursday night. He would help their cause, primarily as a quality defender on LeBron James (so that Kevin Durant and Draymond Green don't have to shoulder that burden all the time). Read More »

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero cleared to play

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Guerrero's last hope was in the Federal Court of Switzerland, where he made an appeal to have his suspension dropped, and his appeal appears to have been successful with his lawyer tweeting the CAS statement on the case confirming that the player has been made eligible to play for his country at this summer's tournament in Russian Federation. Read More »

Egypt upbeat over Salah's WC availability

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The team's coach, Argentinean Hector Cuper, said a month before the World Cup kick off that The Pharaohs were banking on Salah in Russian Federation. There's no doubt that Egypt will take Salah in their squad and he will be at their first World Cup since 1990. His injury has since sparked mass protests in the wake of the final from Liverpool fans, who believe Ramos intentionally targeted the Egyptian ace. Read More »

Arsenal set to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Yacine Adli

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Several clubs have been attempting to land the Switzerland captain, but Arsenal have been confident of winning the race for the free agent following Friday's negotiations. Will Aaron Ramsey be extending his stay at Arsenal? He suffered a minor ankle injury when Wales played Mexico in a friendly game but will be fully fit when the Gunners start pre-season. Read More »

Zidane announces resignation from Real Madrid

Madrid will now try to buy Mauricio Pochettino out of his new Tottenham deal. It will not be easy and his task of following Zidane will be even more hard. Zidane said Thursday he felt it was the right moment - for him and for the club - to make a change. Zidane, as ever the embodiment of dignified statesmanship. Read More »

Roman Abramovich shelves Chelsea stadium plan after visa snub

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In a statement released today, The Blues said: 'Chelsea Football Club announces today that it has put its new stadium project on hold. "No further pre-construction and planning work will occur". Chelsea finished a disappointing fifth in the Premier League this season and their Italian manager Antonio Conte is widely expected to be leaving. Read More »

Manchester City hope to sign £42m Jorginho next week

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Mahrez will cost around £60m with Jorginho's fee anticipated to be £42m. Guardiola hoped to land the 27-year-old in January, with the Algerian falling out with Leicester before returning to the team. Jorginho's agent Joao Santos said: 'I don't know if negotiations with City have moved forward. I don't think they have rejected offers. "If Napoli find an agreement with the City, then we will evaluate everything", Santos told Tuttomercatoweb . Read More »

Partey, Boateng star as new look Black Stars defeat Japan

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Keisuke Honda, who looked the most likely to score in the first half, twice tested goalkeeper Richard Ofori but the 31-year-old, now plying his trade in Mexico at Pachuca, notably exhausted in the second half before being substituted. Honda almost scored midway through the first half but his angled shot from close range was denied by Ofori. Nishino, who took over from Vahid Halilhodzic in April after the Bosnian had guided Japan to next month's finals in Russian Federation, switched the ... Read More »

Marco Trungelliti's epic journey from Barcelona pays off

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Nick Kyrgios became the eighth player to pull out of the draw on Sunday with an elbow injury . "There are many flights cancelled, and then there is no train now in France so the best option was just to take the auto". And he enjoyed a star turn afterward, laughing his way through a packed news conference. Ranked 190th in the world, Trungelliti lost in the final round of Roland Garros qualifying on Friday before heading back to his Barcelona home. Read More »

Zinedine Zidane steps down as Real Madrid coach

Emotional: "I loved him as a player and now as a manager and I want him to always be at my side". "I wanted him to be next to me forever". Zidane, the former Real, Juventus and Bordeaux midfielder, is understood to be under contract in Madrid until 2020. Read More »

When And Where to Watch The One-Off T20

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The match is organised by the ICC to raise funds for the redevelopment of the stadia in the Caribbean Islands which were damaged due to hurricanes past year. Andy Flower is experienced with World XI squad as he recently guided another World XI team to Pakistan for three T20I matches organised past year. Read More »

Denis Shapovalov advances to second round at French Open

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Maria Sharapova found herself taken to a deciding set by Richel Hogenkamp - but eventually came through to take a first-round win at Roland Garros, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 . After a rail delay halted play for an hour with Shapovalov trailing 3-2 in the second set, the Canadian lost just three games the rest of the way in his French Open main draw debut. Read More »

Wales await news of Ashley Williams injury from Mexico draw

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Aaron Ramsey took the armband following Williams' departure and the Arsenal man played the whole 90 minutes after shrugging off a first-half knock. "It's always hard as an global manager to know what your best side is because of players who are playing, players who are in good form and also we have a group of players who were wonderful a few years ago at the Euros". Read More »

Frank Lampard Reportedly Close To Becoming Derby Manager

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He would become the eighth new manager at Derby in just five years - including two stints from former England boss Steve McClaren. I'm ambitious and I want to become a manager at some point. Since ending his professional career in 2016, Lampard has been linked with a number of positions - including at Oxford United and Ipswich Town - but the Chelsea legend has opted to bide his time before making the switch into the dugout. Read More »

Giroud scores landmark goal as France beat Ireland

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Lionel Messi has sent an ominous warning out to his World Cup rivals, hitting a hat trick as Argentina cruised to a 4-0 friendly win over Haiti. Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir were on target as France stepped up their World Cup preparations by beating the Republic of Ireland 2-0 in Paris on Monday evening. Read More »

Djokovic's bid for second French Open off to glum-faced start

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Djokovic, current world No. 22, faced a total of seven break points; he fended off four of them, conceding his serve once in each set. Recent performances have been hugely encouraging for the 12-time Grand Slam victor and he appears to be finally free of the injury problems which have blighted his last couple of years. Read More »

Zidane steps down as Real Madrid manager

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For me and for everybody, I think the moment to change has arrived. After doing three years, it's the right decision. Zidane, who had an illustrious playing career with the Los Blancos , first took charge of Castilla, Real Madrid's academy side before being appointed as the first team manager following Rafael Benitez's sacking in 2016. Read More »

Danny Ainge: Celtics Need Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward

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Following the Celtics' loss to the Cavaliers, Smart told ESPN's Jackie McMullan that he felt the "heart" he puts on display is hard to to "price gouge", if he were to get the raise he's been clamoring for. "I get a kick out of the fact that everywhere I go, people don't think we need Kyrie or need Gordon Hayward ", he said. Boston discussed an extension with its gritty defensive specialist, team sources said, but the dollar figures were too far apart. Read More »

Zinedine Zidane to hold news surprise conference

Zidane told a news conference that "everything changes" and "that's why I took this decision". "This team has to continue winning and has to change, after three years they need a new voice a new way of saying things, perhaps a new way of working". Read More »

Karius offered escape route out of Liverpool to Serie C side

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Meanwhile, Salah, who was forced off the field just 30 minutes into Saturday's final with a shoulder injury, is confident of being fit in time for Egypt's World Cup campaign in Russian Federation this summer, after it was feared that the 25-year-old would be ruled out of this summer's tournament. Read More »

Irish Preview: 2000 & 1000 Guineas

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This year it is Mark Johnston who is charged with denying the Rosegreen operation with Elarqam (GB ) (Frankel ), who is as exciting as it gets and has a valid favourite's opportunity after a flawless reintroduction in Newmarket's G1 2000 Guineas. Read More »

"I can't wait to go back": Aaron Ramsey excited for Arsenal return

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The 27-year-old's current deal at the Gunners will expires next summer and there has so far been very little progress in talks between the Wales global and club's board over a new contract. "I can't wait to get back there now". Ramsey was a part of the Wales side which drew 0-0 with Mexico in a friendly at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Tuesday, completing 90 minutes despite injuring his ankle in the first half. Read More »

Mourinho interested in signing Arnautovic from West Ham

Jose Mourinho was spotted at a friendly between Austria and Russian Federation on Wednesday, as rumours swirl he is targeting a move for Austrian forward Marko Anautovic. It is likely that Mourinho liked what he saw in Austria, as Arnautovic provided a first half assist for Alessandro Schopf's goal in the 1-0 victory before being substituted in the 83rd minute. Read More »

Trout, Angels Batter Gray, Yankees, 11-4

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He is third in runs scored. Austin Romine poked a two-run shot off the right-field foul pole to give NY a 4-1 lead in the second. Torres, who is just 21, set another mark on Friday when he hit a home run in the seventh inning to right feet that eventually not only proved to be the winning run for the Yankees, but the Yankees rookie became the youngest American League player to homer in four consecutive games. Read More »

New South Wales name 11 debutants for State of Origin opener

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Queensland legend Wally Lewis has discussed how the Maroons can defend their Origin title and topple a quicksilver Blues side. "I know I am his head coach, but what that young bloke has done over the last season and a half, I definitely believes he's done enough", Stuart told Fox League's NRL 360. Read More »

LiAngelo Ball Will Work Out For These 2 NBA Teams

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Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has been a vocal critic of LaVar Ball , but that won't keep Golden State from evaluating Ball's middle son. A knee injury prevented the Los Angeles Lakers rookie from participating in the Rising Stars Challenge and, in LaVar Ball's estimation, cost him a shot at the main event at Staples Center this past February. Read More »