NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from last year

The addition of Durant and a fully healthy lineup has propelled the Warriors to a 15-0 record in the playoffs. Unlike Games 1 and 2, the Cavs owned the third quarter, erasing a 6-point deficit and taking a 5-point lead to the fourth quarter. [Full Article...]

Makarova stuns top seed Kerber in French Open 1st round

Prior to this Kerber loss, the earliest a top seed exited the French Open since 1968 was in the second round. "I think it doesn't really matter how I played, but I won", Kvitova said. "I mean, the pressure is always there ", she told a news conference. After briefly threatening a recovery in the eighth game, in which she held two break points, Kerber meekly surrendered the first set with a ... [Full Article...]

America's Cup challenger races postponed due to high wind

He's struggled for speed on his 50-foot foiling catamaran and been involved in three crashes, including a spectacular one on the first day of the qualifiers that nearly sank his boat. Some changes were radical, some not too radical, and we were doing those on a daily basis and then had to work out how to get the best out of those. As Ainslie steered his boat across the line, he commended the cre... [Full Article...]

Bill Maher, The N-Word And What Crosses The Line In Comedy

Bill Maher, The N-Word And What Crosses The Line In Comedy The rapper was referencing, of course, Maher's use of the n-word while interviewing Sen. But he said a weird thing . That's why I apologized freely, and I reiterated tonight. " Kathy Griffin should not go away". "Look, in the past you've been the person who is been on the front line saying the left shouldn't apologize, progressives should resist any sense of complicity with the culture tha... [Full Article...]

No panic as Mercedes prepare for Canada

It was another bitterly frustrating day for Fernando Alonso as the double world champion was forced to the sidelines in the morning session with mechanical problems then did not get back onto the track until late in the afternoon as his team struggled to fix hydraulic problems. [Full Article...]

Bradley rallies Red Sox to 5-3 win over Tigers

Bradley rallies Red Sox to 5-3 win over Tigers The second half went to them. An infield single by Victor Martinez knocked Johnson out of the game with one out in the fourth and Heath Hembree was greeted by a long double from J.D. "Unless his leg's severed, he's not coming out". "I could have executed a little better with two strikes, getting up a little bit higher", Johnson said of the 27-pitch first inning. [Full Article...]

Two Toddlers Die After Being Left Alone in Car Overnight

Two Toddlers Die After Being Left Alone in Car Overnight The New York Daily News reports that while the sheriff didn't state the cause of the toddlers' deaths, temperatures reportedly reached into the 90s on Wednesday during the day. But the children died just a few hours later. "One of them even told her they could hear the kids crying out in the vehicle and told her to bring them in", Hierholzer told KSAT. [Full Article...]

Several Cavs Players Pissed Off at Warriors Guard Stephen Curry

Several Cavs Players Pissed Off at Warriors Guard Stephen Curry Please take a look below and tell me I'm wrong, I'll wait. I just don't know what I was doing. When asked about the gesture after the game, Curry denied any type of premeditation. "Nah, no Randy Moss , none of that stuff", Curry said. Soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Andre Iguodala hinted at staying with the Golden State Warriors after talking to reporters on Thursday morning. [Full Article...]

Macron's party set for huge majority in parliament

Macron's party set for huge majority in parliament Paris : French President Emmanuel Macron won plaudits at home and overseas when he trolled US President Donald Trump on social media for abandoning the Paris climate accord. "I don't think it would be healthy for the democratic debate over the next five years", said Francois Baroin, who is leading the Republicans as they try to bounce back from Fillon's failure in the presidential electio... [Full Article...]

Patriots Receive Super Bowl LI Rings At Robert Kraft's House

Patriots Receive Super Bowl LI Rings At Robert Kraft's House The rings feature five Lombardi trophies, signifying the wins with Bill Belichcik and Tom Brady . New England rallied from a 28-3 deficit to beat the Falcons in Super Bowl 51 on February 5, and their championship rings, made by Josten, contain a total of 280 diamonds. [Full Article...]

Wilson could return for Predators in Game 5 of Cup Final

Wilson could return for Predators in Game 5 of Cup Final Sissons was given a match penalty in the closing seconds of Game 5 after he and Pittsburgh defenseman, Olli Maatta , got into a cross-checking battle. I don't know what he was trying to do to my ankle. "I was in some kind of lock there". Sheary took a pretty feed from Crosby and sent it by Saros 1:19 into the second to push Pittsburgh's lead to four. [Full Article...]

LeBron James: Cleveland Cavaliers must avoid scoring lulls late in quarters

So that allowed them to go do that. I'm sure it's hard overriding a lifetime of basketball instincts: getting a hand up on shooter as he's running full sprint toward your 3-point line, or picking up a shooter at 26 feet - things you only anxious about in video games, until a few years ago. [Full Article...]

Cleveland Cavaliers win game four, keep series alive against Golden State Warriors

Cleveland also set a Finals record by making 24 3-pointers in 45 attempts (.533) after hitting just 31 over the first three games. "We feel like that should be part of the game". "We made shots and we played well defensively", Cleveland head coach Tyronn Lue said. James said after Game 3 that it takes an A-plus-plus game to beat the Warriors, and the Cavs delivered one Friday. [Full Article...]

Japanese horse Epicharis scratched from Belmont Stakes

Two horses who ran this season at Oaklawn Park racetrack in Hot Springs will run Saturday in the 149th Belmont Stakes , the final leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown . The undercard is tremendous, with eight other stakes, including superstar filly Songbird, and the Belmont is "a great bettin' race". So most will wait for the 1⅛-mile Haskell, or the 1⅛-mile Jim Dandy or the 1¼-mile Trav... [Full Article...]

Kerr cracks that old-timers would kill Warriors

They will attack the paint. Closing out teams in the National Basketball Association is hard. It wasn't a goal of ours to start the postseason, but now that's it's attainable, we have our eyes set on it. In a stark contrast to the first half, the second half was played at a gut wrenching pace of 94.1 possessions per 48 minutes. His more immediate task will come Friday, when he'll try to do whateve... [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka chase big total to beat India at ICC Champions Trophy

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. Ranting about India's dismal defeat at the hand of Sri-Lanka, KRK added that Kohli thinks about the game less and abuses more. If batsmen come out and play like that and everyone plays well, you have to give credit to the opposition as well. [Full Article...]

Preds: Shutting down Pens' stars not possible every game

This Stanley Cup Final has played out along that line through five games, with the home team winning each - three for Pittsburgh; two for Nashville. "I didn't try to throw it. I was in some kind of lock there". Crosby set up the first goal by Pittsburgh 91 seconds into the game Thursday night. The ordeal resulted in two-minute holding minors for both men, who headed for the locker room wit... [Full Article...]

Penguins rout Predators 6-0 to take 3-2 Cup lead

Defenseman Ryan Ellis made his way slowly to the bench with an apparent injury during the second period and never made it back on the ice. It snapped a 0-for-11 slump for the Penguins' man advantage and was their first five-on-four goal of the series. [Full Article...]

Spalletti quits as AS Roma coach

Spalletti quits as AS Roma coach I heard them before then too and they don't play on my conscience, but on the conscience of somebody who created a war between myself and Francesco Totti which did not exist. "I never cut my ties with Roma completely, even when I was in Russian Federation", the former Zenit coach added. "I've made mistakes but I've always stuck to my beliefs". [Full Article...]

Predators on brink as Rinne struggles again in Pittsburgh

That was on the heels of getting just one goal in each of the two previous games, in Nashville. That's instructive, because the goals that clinched Cup championships came from Max Talbot in 2009 and Brian Dumoulin, Kris Letang and Patric Hornqvist in '16 - not Crosby , Malkin or Kessel. [Full Article...]

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