• Porte takes Dauphine lead after brutal mountain effort
Porte takes Dauphine lead after brutal mountain effort

Froome is bidding to win the race for the fourth time, while Porte is trying to win it for a third time. The BMC rider won the stage by 12 seconds from world time trial champion Tony Martin (Katusha Alpecin), with Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) the best of the other GC hopefuls with third place, 24 seconds down on Porte.

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  • Cardinals shuffle coaching staff after disappointing start
Cardinals shuffle coaching staff after disappointing start

At the age of 33, he started 147 games that season, and manager Mike Matheny was widely criticized for allowing him to wear down. Also, Ron "Pop" Warner will join the big league club, as another coach. As Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch also notes , the Cardinals 26-32 record is their worst this late in the season since 2007. Befor...

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  • Cavaliers extend National Basketball Association finals after ending Warriors' flawless run
Cavaliers extend National Basketball Association finals after ending Warriors' flawless run

Then came their 137-116 loss in Game 4 of the Finals, and everything got slower, tougher and definitely a lot more weird for the Warriors . But there will be no sweep, and there will be no record for an undefeated postseason. And James' hero sidekick, Kyrie Irving , dismantled the Warriors' defense, scoring 40 points, mostly on shots that were,...

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  • Cavaliers enjoy record-setting points totals in first half vs. Warriors
Cavaliers enjoy record-setting points totals in first half vs. Warriors

The Warriors might quibble with the use of the word "fun", but come on, the Warriors' relentless steamrolling of opponents had taken some of the sparkle out of the playoffs. Oh well, so much for Golden State sweeping Cleveland and going undefeated in the 2017 National Basketball Association playoffs/Finals. At their best, the Warriors Glo...

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  • Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco
Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

Because the public address announcer and scorer's table logged the first-quarter technical as Green's infraction, the Warriors forward appeared to get ejected when he was slapped with a technical foul in the third quarter for arguing a call.

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  • Brilliant Virat Kohli steers India to victory over Pakistan
Brilliant Virat Kohli steers India to victory over Pakistan

In the field we were still 6. "My issue is getting out there and really looking to take the game on and just believing in themselves and believing that they can take the game on", Arthur said. Kohli said that Yuvraj's success always rubs off positively on the rest of the team. The two sides have not played a bilateral series since 2012-2013, and I...

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  • Durant's dagger 3 key as Warriors rally late
Durant's dagger 3 key as Warriors rally late

Golden State landed the next blows, but the Cavs kept coming back. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts during the second half against the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland , Wednesday , June 7, 2017.

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  • Jelena Ostapenko beats Caroline Wozniacki to secure semi-final spot
Jelena Ostapenko beats Caroline Wozniacki to secure semi-final spot

At age 20, Jelena Ostapenko is the youngest player to reach the French Open final since 19-year-old Ana Ivanovic 10 years ago. Bacsinszky defeated 13th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-4 in a match twice interrupted by rain. "I'm getting more confident, so if I keep it up, I think anything can happen". Asked if she is surprised with her ...

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  • Warriors' Kerr will not coach Game One of NBA Finals
Warriors' Kerr will not coach Game One of NBA Finals

Not that anyone expected any different. It's still unknown if Kerr will be on the bench at any point during the NBA Finals, but he saw firsthand in 2016 that Golden State is vulnerable to an upset. James won his first title in 2012 with Miami in a five-game series over Durant and the Thunder. This season, at age 32, James averaged 26.4 points...

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  • Walters: Score would have been different if Thurston played
Walters: Score would have been different if Thurston played

He was powerful and strong - just like Beetson. He had a superb second half. NSW is expected to send plenty of traffic at the rookie half, although coach Laurie Daley believes Thurston's omission could become a rallying point for the Maroons and was not about to give them more ammunition by labelling Milford a liability.

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  • In Game 3, Warriors Beat Cavaliers In Fourth Quarter Comeback
In Game 3, Warriors Beat Cavaliers In Fourth Quarter Comeback

You have to go back to March, for a real loss. Nope, they solved that. They were winning by 16.9 points per game through the previous 14, which would easily be another National Basketball Association record. They can make that visiting locker room smell like Champagne again. Kyle Korver's dunk in the second quarter was just the 36-year-old's se...

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  • Cavs 'highly agitated' over Stephen Curry celebration
Cavs 'highly agitated' over Stephen Curry celebration

Here is what Steph was referring to when he said, "No Randy Moss". Kevin Durant is one of the greatest basketball payers in the world, with four NBA scoring titles, an NBA Most Valuable Player Award and two Olympic Gold Medals in his trophy case, yet he prizes humility above all.

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  • National Basketball Association finals Game 4: Golden State Warriors v Cleveland Cavaliers
National Basketball Association finals Game 4: Golden State Warriors v Cleveland Cavaliers

A second title would go a long way. Unless and until James and Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue can create a better system for their team, defeating the Warriors on Friday will be an uphill battle. And obviously this team is built to be able to do that with the talent that they have". He signed a three-year, $100 million contract last Augus...

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  • Ronaldo fires Portugal, France complicates path to Russian Federation
Ronaldo fires Portugal, France complicates path to Russian Federation

Sweden's victory ties them with France atop the qualifying group with four games left to play. The freak goal sent the massed ranks of yellow clad fans in Stockholm into a wild frenzy, but more importantly with four games to go it sent Sweden top of Group A , level on 13 points with France , with only the group victor getting a direct ti...

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  • Stan Wawrinka beats Andy Murray in five-set thriller to enter finals
Stan Wawrinka beats Andy Murray in five-set thriller to enter finals

It was a triumph of offense over defense, as Wawrinka used his sublime one-handed backhand and hammer of a forehand to send Murray scrambling and sliding all over the red clay at Court Philippe Chatrier for a tad more than four hours. Having arrived in Paris with only four wins since February and unsure even whether he would survive one match...

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  • Messi's Argentina down Brazil in Australian 'Superclasico'
Messi's Argentina down Brazil in Australian 'Superclasico'

On the other hand, Sampaoli debuted with a win, and Argentina has a lot of chances to secure the World Cup spot in CONMEBOL qualifications if they continue to play like this. Brazil also proved unsafe in the second half even without the services of stars Neymar , Dani Alves and Marcelo but was unable to get on the scoreboard.

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  • Sri Lanka stun India with historic chase of 322 runs for win
Sri Lanka stun India with historic chase of 322 runs for win

But on a personal note, he termed it a big win as Sri Lanka had endured shoddy performances and injury issues over the last few months. Their 159-run stand for the second wicket wasn't quite chanceless - both saw hard chances go down but they made the most of the reprieve and capitalized.

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  • Warriors one game away from sweeping Cavs after Game 3 win
Warriors one game away from sweeping Cavs after Game 3 win

In the first quarter Curry walked near James, who was laying on the floor following a violent collision with teammate Tristan Thompson, and clapped several times as if to applaud James being down. Golden State's slight point guard has always been a master of subtlety, the source of such a foundational impact that voters for Finals MVP seemed to...

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  • Spurs striker Harry Kane named England captain vs. Scotland
Spurs striker Harry Kane named England captain vs. Scotland

Precisely the same desire to stay put and celebrate applied when the Scots recorded a famous home win over France in 2006 . While Gareth Southgate can hardly be classed as a blue-chip manager, his players collectively operate at a level from which the Scots have long since been removed.

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  • Channel 3's Paul Shahen lands in Pittsburgh ahead of Game 5
Channel 3's Paul Shahen lands in Pittsburgh ahead of Game 5

Sullivan is 7-0 in series with the Penguins, and the way he sees it, his team's inability to solve Rinne in Games 3 and 4 had little to do with lack of effort or opportunities. What the Penguins are saying now sounds an terrible lot like what the Predators were saying after coming up empty in Pittsburgh to start the final.

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