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Houston's Paul out for Game 7 against Warriors Houston's Paul out for Game 7 against Warriors
- June 01, 2018

With Paul sidelined for the second straight game by a strained right hamstring, the Rockets needed a superhero night from probable MVP James Harden to have a realistic shot at dethroning the defending champions. "It's a new team over there, so the other guys, we've got to lock in on their tendencies". We just wanted to maintain our defense or get our defense going, and hope that the fatigue on their side would be a factor. (more...)
Deontay Wilder gives two dates, locations for potential Anthony Joshua bout Deontay Wilder gives two dates, locations for potential Anthony Joshua bout
- June 01, 2018

And the Watford-born bruiser has insisted that he is willing to lose £15m to secure the fight on home soil. "Rival? We are dedicated to the fight against Wilder". Anthony Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn, has set a two-week deadline for Deontay Wilder to accept a heavyweight bout with his client. "Their investment is about to go and they know it". (more...)
Sylvester Stallone making biopic about boxer Jack Johnson Sylvester Stallone making biopic about boxer Jack Johnson
- June 01, 2018

Sylvester Stallone has made a few films about the world of boxing, and was originally inspired to create Rocky by real-life pugilist Chuck Wepner. With Creed 2 now filming, you could excuse Sylvester Stallone if he was placing all of his focus on that project but "The Italian Stallion" didn't become the champ by accident. (more...)
Odion Ighalo hopes Super Eagles beat England at Wembley Odion Ighalo hopes Super Eagles beat England at Wembley
- June 01, 2018

England boss Southgate told a press conference on Friday that Lingard will face Nigeria, insisting he hadn't made up his mind who will feature when his team face Tunisia in the World Cup opener on June 18. We are going to give it our all and I think we can make it hard for England. Jesse Lingard says he feels "more comfortable" in an England shirt than he does playing for his club Manchester United. (more...)
French Open 2018: Nadal powers into third-round meeting with Gasquet French Open 2018: Nadal powers into third-round meeting with Gasquet
- June 01, 2018

Sharapova looked in complete control against Richel Hogenkamp, leading by a set and a break, but soon found herself 3-0 down in dramatic fashion in the decider. But the Spaniard broke Ferro again in the seventh game to take the lead and closed out the win with her first match point on Ferro's serve two games later. (more...)
Stanford’s top scorer, rebounder transferring to NCAA power Stanford’s top scorer, rebounder transferring to NCAA power
- June 01, 2018

Reports indicate the power forward is planning to transfer to Kentucky . Travis missed the final 22 games in 2015-16 with a leg injury and had his medical hardship petition granted by the NCAA last May. Multiple sources told ESPN that Kentucky is the front-runner to land Travis, and that defending national champion Villanova is also involved. Travis was a four-star recruit coming out of high school in 2014. (more...)
Leeds consider shock approach for former Argentina boss to replace Heckingbottom Leeds consider shock approach for former Argentina boss to replace Heckingbottom
- June 01, 2018

Former Argentine defender Marcelo Bielsa is current favourite to take over with former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri, Italian Flippo Inzaghi and former Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy also listed as possible replacements. Having managed Velez Sarsfield and Newell's Old Boys in his homeland, he coached his national side for six years as well as the Chile national team. (more...)
Nigeria World Cup kit sells out in minutes, fans queue Nigeria World Cup kit sells out in minutes, fans queue
- June 01, 2018

Football shirt enthusiasts like myself have been waiting to see it hit the stores ever since pictures of the 1994-inspired home shirt began to do the rounds - and to the surprise of absolutely no-one, it's sold out in rapid time on the Nike store. (more...)
Warriors host the Cavs in Game 1 at Oracle Arena tonight Warriors host the Cavs in Game 1 at Oracle Arena tonight
- June 01, 2018

I still don't know how King James managed to keep his composure after Smith admitted to not knowing that the game was tied. But sitting down with ESPN's Rachel Nichols for an interview a day prior to Game 1, Curry acknowledged the leader of his only known Finals opponent to date: LeBron James . (more...)
Sky Sports slammed for adding word to Sterling's gun tattoo statement Sky Sports slammed for adding word to Sterling's gun tattoo statement
- June 01, 2018

A photo of Sterling's tattoo via AP . The simple "again" completely changed the context of Sterling's statement. I am glad we have him. The footballer himself wanted to explain his tattoo on Instagram . The England and Manchester City player revealed the inking at training as the national team continued their preparations for the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation next month. (more...)
Neymar sits out Thursday training with Brazil first team Neymar sits out Thursday training with Brazil first team
- June 01, 2018

But he predicted that he would be better for the tournament in Russian Federation, which begins on June 14. But he hopes to be fit to lead Brazil at the World Cup in Russian Federation where his country will take on Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia. (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino 'happy' at Tottenham - Premier League 2017 Mauricio Pochettino 'happy' at Tottenham - Premier League 2017
- June 01, 2018

Low told a Germany press conference: "I can completely rule it out". "He was with me for everything, the good times and the bad". "I am so happy and I'm so excited", said Pochettino, speaking at the Spanish launch of his new book, A New World , in Barcelona . (more...)
NYC tabloids don’t hold back on J.R. Smith blunder
- June 01, 2018

George Hill made the first of two free throws with 4.7 seconds left after being fouled by Klay Thompson, but when Smith secured the rebound of the second, he dribbled back toward half court instead of shooting, apparently thinking the Cavs had a lead. (more...)
Man Utd legend Neville: Bale can be Mourinho's 'game-changer' Man Utd legend Neville: Bale can be Mourinho's 'game-changer'
- June 01, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo has lost the support of his Real Madrid teammates, according to reports in Spain. Last year, former Madrid player, manager and sporting director Jorge Valdano told Onda Cero's El Transistor (h/t ESPN FC's Dermot Corrigan ) that Bale still struggles with speaking Spanish and is isolated within the dressing room. (more...)
Cavs, Warriors set physical tone for intense NBA Finals Cavs, Warriors set physical tone for intense NBA Finals
- June 01, 2018

Smith. But sitting down with ESPN's Rachel Nichols for an interview a day prior to Game 1, Curry acknowledged the leader of his only known Finals opponent to date: LeBron James . Smith was making a play on the ball when he seemed to unintentionally undercut Thompson, who did return to the Warriors' bench after being treated in the locker room. (more...)
Afghan spin-quartet up for historic India Test Afghan spin-quartet up for historic India Test
- June 01, 2018

Sakib had a decent run in this year's IPL , where he featured in all 17 matches to pick up 14 wickets at an economy of 8.00 and score 239 runs at an average of 21.72 - his best performance so far in an IPL season. Afghanistan will miss the services of experienced fast bowler Dawlat Zadran because of a knee injury. During the tournament, the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler barely look affected even as he bowled in front of packed crowds and to the best that world cricket has to offer - picking ... (more...)
Liverpool announce Fabinho signing as Reds seal first summer transfer Liverpool announce Fabinho signing as Reds seal first summer transfer
- June 01, 2018

Fabinho will link up with his new club on the same day as fellow midfielder Naby Keita , who agreed to join Liverpool from RB Leipzig last August. Fabinho was a midfield mainstay in Jardim's league-winning Monaco of 2016-17, typically partnering Tiémoué Bakayoko as the two deeper players in their 4-2-2-2 system. (more...)
LeBron creates NBA Finals fuss with suit shorts LeBron creates NBA Finals fuss with suit shorts
- June 01, 2018

The madness of game one proved too much for Cleveland Cavaliers' star forward LeBron James . For this fateful possession, James hunted down Stephen Curry-his mismatch of choice for a great many reasons. James got the first-half help he needed, not only from Love (12 points and eight rebounds in the first half), but also Smith (seven points plus four rebounds) and Larry Nance Jr. (more...)
Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers in overtime in game one Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers in overtime in game one
- June 01, 2018

To end the first half of Game 1 of the NBA Finals , Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry made his routine buzzer-beater near half-court. "We got lucky", Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said in his postgame press conference. LeBron made a lay-up four seconds later to give the Cavaliers the lead, and nine more seconds later, Curry scored a lay-up with a foul to give Golden State a 107-106 win. (more...)
ICC committee backs stricter sanctions for ball-tampering ICC committee backs stricter sanctions for ball-tampering
- June 01, 2018

More powers for umpires The committee has recommended more powers for match officials on player behaviour. Mike Gatting, the former England captain and ex-MCC President, and David Boon, the former Australian batsman and now a member of the ICC Match referee panel, also attended the meeting. (more...)
Casey meeting with Pistons Casey meeting with Pistons
- June 01, 2018

Is Juwan Howard, a member of Michigan's famed Fab Five, ready to be a head coach in the National Basketball Association? The Pistons are scheduled to interview Howard for their head coaching vacancy, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski . (more...)
IPL betting scam: Salman Khan's brother Arbaaz summoned, Twitter bets he'll escape IPL betting scam: Salman Khan's brother Arbaaz summoned, Twitter bets he'll escape
- June 01, 2018

Police arrested Jalan on Tuesday. The summons that was sent to Khan's Bandra residence demanded his presence for investigation. As soon as police got information, the officers were alerted and a trap was laid to arrest Jalan. Recently, police had busted a betting racket and had arrested Sonu Jalan, a 42-year old bookie, who reportedly operated in India and overseas. "It has come to our notice that Jalan assisted Dawood in fixing matches". (more...)
Lomachenko will survive the surgery and will miss about six months
- June 01, 2018

In a highly competitive and exciting fight, Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) knocked out Linares to win the lightweight world title at Madison Square Garden in NY, but he had some struggles, in part due to the shoulder injury, including getting knocked down for the first time in his career in the sixth round. (more...)
Arsenal's Xhaka 'relieved' knee injury won't keep him from World Cup Arsenal's Xhaka 'relieved' knee injury won't keep him from World Cup
- June 01, 2018

He underwent an MRI scan to investigate the damage to the outside of his left knee but it was revealed as a bruise to the bone. "I'm very relieved", Xhaka said in a statement released via the Swiss Football Association (SFV) website. Xhaka played 11 times in their World Cup qualifying campaign, including in both legs of the play-off win over Northern Ireland in November. After their match against Brazil on June 17, Switzerland square off against Serbia on June 22 and then close out Group E ... (more...)
Warner, Bancroft to return in July Warner, Bancroft to return in July
- June 01, 2018

I heard so much about the competition while I was in Darwin earlier this month" David Warner ....! "I'm really looking forward to playing in the Strike League", Warner said in a statement. It will mark Smith's first bit of cricket action since Cricket Australia (CA) banned the right-hander from all worldwide and domestic cricket. Bancroft, who would now be playing county cricket if not for a life-changing mistake, will work pro bono for the entire event that runs in Darwin from July 1-29. (more...)

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