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Sports 'Damn cameras': LeBron defends reaction to J.R. Smith gaffe
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James won two titles with Miami and achieved his goal of bringing a crown to his home region, but the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player would fall to 3-6 in the finals with a loss this year. Certain shots - particularly this almost 30-foot circus shot to beat the shot clock early in the fourth - will understandably garner the majority of the attention, as it provided Golden State enormous momentum as Cleveland was attempting to make one final push.

Sports Yaya Toure considering Old Trafford move
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In an astonishing interview with France Football , the former Barcelona midfielder claimed the duo's time together in Catalonia paved the way for an uncomfortable final season in England and accused Guardiola of being motivated by "revenge" and "jealousy".

Sports Nadal fulfils ballboy's dream with Roland Garros rally
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Some very high moments, but also some matches that have not quite fallen her way during the clay season, particularly in Madrid and Rome, where she lost some agonisingly tough matches. During Nadal's on-court interview the presenter told him it was the ball boy's dream to play just one point with the Spaniard, and he happily obliged.

Sports Yankees Angered by ESPN's Attempts to Move Their Game
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The Yankees have a doubleheader in Baltimore the next day. Do I think the Yankees refusing to do interviews with ESPN would have any impact on anything? No. Chicago time, far earlier than what the Yankees would face. Tickets and prepaid parking passes for Sunday's game will be honored for the 1:05 p.m. game on August 25.

Sports Leroy Sane left out of Germany World Cup squad
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Sane, who was named the PFA young player of the year this term, enjoyed his personal best season (in terms of goals) under Pep Guardiola after getting 14 goals in all competition in his kitty. "It was a very close decision". It was a very close decision. Click through the mini-gallery above to see the four players cut from Germany's provisional squad by Low.

Sports Yaya Toure in incredible attack on Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola
Author: 0 Yaya Toure in incredible attack on Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

He said of Guardiola: "He was cruel with me". Do you really think he could've been like that with Andres Iniesta? But when you realise that he has problems with Africans, wherever he goes, I ask myself questions. "He stole my farewells with City, a club where the fans are magnificent", Toure added. I would have liked to leave with emotion of this club the way Iniesta [left Barca] or Gianluigi Buffon [left Juventus].

Sports John Obi Mikel Gives His Assessment On England's Chances In The WC
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He's on the bench for Saturday's match though, making him the fourth-choice goalkeeper behind Pickford, Jack Butland and Nick Pope, his Burnley teammate. "I was really pleased with the first half". 'The front four, some of the movement and interplay, we looked a threat with plenty of pace. We were then able to win the ball back with our pressing.

Sports Tennis player Damir Dzumhur, ball boy in brutal collision
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Could this be the turning point for Zverev at Grand Slams? Though the world No. 3-ranked Zverev has won eight career titles-including three ATP Masters 1000 crowns-he has yet to find success at the Grand Slam level. "All the hours in the gym have paid off". Bosnian tennis star Damir Dzumhur was left with his heart in his mouth, colliding with a ball kid during his third round loss to Germany's Alexander Zverev at the French Open overnight.

Sports Liverpool's Fabinho: Jurgen Klopp Roberto Firmino persuaded me to join
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The 24-year-old primarily plays in a central midfield role, often as a number six but also further forward when needed, and played a key role in Monaco's league title win in the 2016/17 season. "He is tactically very strong and football smart". Fabinho , who has four caps for his country, is not in Brazil's World Cup squad for this summer's tournament in Russian Federation.

Sports Vincent Kompany injury concern after goalless draw between Belgium and Portugal
Author: 0 Vincent Kompany injury concern after goalless draw between Belgium and Portugal

They may be the envy of most of the world, given the number of top-class stars in their squad, but on this evidence Belgium remain well short of being a world-conquering team. Celebrate City's Premier League win by picking up some official merchandise from the Champions range! Barcelona's Thomas Vermaelen, who would be a natural candidate to replace Kompany should he miss time , has been battling a hamstring injury.

Sports England v Pakistan: Jos Buttler & Dom Bess star as England level series
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Earlier, Jos Buttler´s blistering 80 not out off 101 balls, including 11 fours and two sixes, took England to 363 in their first innings. Stuart Broad finished the day level on 414 Test wickets with Pakistan great Wasim Akram, who has been in England commentating for Sky, and Broad is not far from following his teammate Jimmy Anderson into the all-time top 10.

Sports Southgate: Sterling starting a no-brainer after criticism
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England were impressive with their movements in the last third and took a deserved 2-0 lead into the break while the Super Eagles were disjointed and looking nervous. England beat Nigeria 2-1 in a friendly on Saturday that provided some clues as to how coach Gareth Southgate will line up his still experimental side when the World Cup gets underway in two weeks' time.

Sports Ranked Halep finally up and running at French Open
Author: 0 Ranked Halep finally up and running at French Open

Halep was dominant in the second round, winning 54 percent of her return points and producing just 13 unforced errors. Halep has won nine of her last 11 matches on clay court. Lucie Safarova, and (30) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs. Sam Stosur. Top seeds Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina both enjoyed victories at Roland Garros on Wednesday .

Sports England 2-1 Nigeria - Reaction
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The fact he feels no real affinity for his father is reflected in his decision to his forename on the back of his shirt. Elsewhere on Saturday, England's big group rivals in Russia, Belgium, were held to a 0-0 stalemate by Portugal, while Sweden and Denmark also played out a goalless draw.

Sports Arbaaz Khan quizzed; 2 more producers named in IPL betting case
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The statement was recorded at Thane Police's Anti-Extortion Cell (AEC) for recording his statement, said DCP (Crime) Abhishek Trimukhe. Meanwhile, police have recovered from of 42-year-old cricket bookie Sonu Jalan , aka Sonu Malad, a machine known as line holding machine which is used by the bookies to get bets while the matches are on.

Sports Paul Pogba defiant after French crowd jeer midfielder in Italy friendly
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We're all playing for the same shirt. "Personally, when you witness this kind of whistling - and I also noticed some for Florian Thauvin - it's exasperating, it annoys me", the Bayern Munich player said. The club spent big on Philippe Coutinho in January, but the midfielder was unable to play any part in their European campaign after representing Liverpool earlier in the season.

Sports Agent of Napoli midfielder Jorginho confirms Manchester City have made a bid
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Man City have a tour of the United States of America in July and Guardiola wants Mahrez and any other signings as part of the travelling party. "City are the champions of England and are one of the top European clubs". The Foxes have been in talks with Man City in regards to Mahrez since January, when they rejected an offer of £50m plus winger Patrick Roberts, who the Citizens valued at £15m.

Sports Bruce Grobbelaar: 'Loris Karius deserves second chance at Liverpool'
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Loris Karius has been offered the chance to "rediscover his self-belief" with a year spell playing for Rimini FC, recently promoted to the Italian third division. The Reds have also been linked with the likes of Jack Butland, Gianluigi Donnarumma and even Gianluigi Buffon - but Jurgen Klopp only has eyes for Alisson.

Sports Alex Reyes returns to mound as St. Louis Cardinals face Milwaukee Brewers
Author: 0 Alex Reyes returns to mound as St. Louis Cardinals face Milwaukee Brewers

Guess it was more than that, because the Cardinals just announced that they have placed Reyes on the 10-day disabled list with a lat strain. Reyes, 23, made four injury rehabilitation starts this month, going 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA while striking out 44 in 23.0 innings pitched between Palm Beach (A), Peoria (A), Springfield (AA) and Memphis (AAA).

Sports Serena Williams' Statement-Making Outfit Is A Nod To New Moms Everywhere
Author: 0 Serena Williams' Statement-Making Outfit Is A Nod To New Moms Everywhere

Williams broke in the seventh and held in the eighth to set a 5-3 lead, which she converted on serve to win the second set 6-4. I want to play my game, regardless of who is on the other side. There were issues with her court positioning, her movement looked suspect, and she missed easy shots that we would never expect. "I feel like a warrior in it, like a warrior princess kind of, (a) queen from Wakanda", Williams told the press after the match, referencing the hit movie Black Panther .

Sports Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Earns Medical Doctorate from McGill University
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Whoever came up with the phrase "dumb jock" clearly has never met Kansas City Chiefs lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. Duvernay-Tardif also credited Chiefs coach Andy Reid. Playing professional football is hard enough as is. "He wants to do everything, so we said 'Go Laurent, and we will help you if you need some help to do things, '" said father Francois Tardif.

Sports Khloe Kardashian's BF Tristan Thompson Gets Into a Fight During NBA Finals
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As time was winding down in the Warriors' 124-114 win, Love was seen walking away from the bench and on to the floor just before tempers boiled over leading to a big scuffle center around Tristan Thompson and Draymond Green . The NBA mandates that players not in the game stay in the bench area during on-court altercations. However, Love said Thursday that he was not anxious about receiving disciplinary action from the league for the sequence.

Sports Kerr: Warriors got lucky after Smith error
Author: 0 Kerr: Warriors got lucky after Smith error

J.R. Smith gathered the offensive rebound, and instead of putting it back up for a potential game-winning basket, he dribbled it out towards mid-court , thinking that his team had a one-point lead. He might, you know, stick to the part that's true (that he knew the score) and fail to disclose his inner clock got messed up. James scored 13 points in the final frame to keep the Cavs afloat, but Smith's error in judgment outweighed all of the four-time MVP's exploits in the contest.

Sports Man Utd legend Neville: Bale can be Mourinho's 'game-changer'
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On Tuesday, meanwhile, the Independent claimed that Bale's former club, Tottenham Hotspur, have joined the race for his services. Cristiano Ronaldo didn't appear in Real's new kit promo after speculation about his future at the club. "To be honest, it wouldn't annoy me [if he did], but I would prefer him to return to Manchester United ". Gab Marcotti reveals some of the candidates and his early pick for the next Real Madrid manager.

Sports Zinedine Zidane leaves Real Madrid
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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez added: "This was a totally unexpected decision and today is a sad day for me and for everyone who works for this club". Liverpool forward and player for Egyptian national team Mohammed Salah took to Twitter to update fans on his condition. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp while talking about Ramos' injury said, "He would have played on if anything was possible".

Sports Thibaut Courtois Reportedly Has No Interest in Move from Chelsea to Liverpool
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The suggestion is now that Courtois may be sold with PSG and his former club Atletico Madrid are thought to be interested. The 26-year-old will shortly enter the final year of his deal at Chelsea . Real Madrid are considering an approach for a goalkeeper but he is just one of a number of names who interest the European champions, with Alisson, David De Gea, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Kepa Arrizabalaga on Zinedine Zidane's shortlist .

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