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Marlins' Volquez no-hits Diamondbacks

Marlins' Volquez no-hits Diamondbacks

Stanton is hitting.414 with three homers since being moved up in the order. He has won four straight starts for the first time since April and May 2012. He left with a one-run lead in a duel with Zack Greinke , one of the league's best pitchers. But Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon , who is hitting.386 in his past 15 games and has 16 steals this season, may be rested Thursday because of an undisclosed injury to his right leg. Read More

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Rahal sets track record to win pole for Belle Isle first race

Rahal sets track record to win pole for Belle Isle first race

Rahal's father won the Detroit Grand Prix in 1992, the first year the race was run on Belle Isles after it was previously run on a street course through downtown Detroit. For Dixon, he will now be resting the ankle and preparing himself for more of the same on Sunday for race two, although he hopes to improve the performance of his vehicle to be in with a better shot of victory. Read More

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Dufner has another 65 and opens big lead at Memorial

Dufner has another 65 and opens big lead at Memorial

After a self-described "disastrous" opening-round 76, the Australian world No.10 steadied the ship with a six-under-par 66 on Friday to bring his tournament total back to two-under at the Jack Nicklaus-hosted event in Ohio. Jordan Spieth wasted no time getting into the mix. Rickie Fowler (72) salvaged an up-and-down day and was five behind. Dufner, if you haven't noticed, is a guy who goes about his business - on and off the golf course - so chilled out he's in what appears as a catatonic ... Read More

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Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1, 113-91

Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1, 113-91

The Warriors are the first team to win their first 12 games of the postseason, sweeping all three rounds so far. Durant also frees Curry from the constant blitzes the Cavs have thrown his way in the past two Finals. Curry looked to erase any memory of his struggles in last year's Finals, hitting six 3's, and leading the Dubs in a game-deciding third quarter. The Warriors are 12-0 in the playoffs and have won 27 of their last 28 overall. Read More

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Why the Cleveland Cavaliers will win the NBA Finals

The NBA Finals is here and once again it will feature the Golden State Warriors . The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland. "They're the best I've ever seen", he said. Kevin Durant's first trip to the NBA Finals ended with him watching LeBron James celebrate his first title as Miami downed Oklahoma City for the 2012 crown. Read More

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Warriors not getting carried away - Curry

Their wait over, the Warriors wasted no time showing they were ready for the moment. Durant finished with 38 points, eight rebounds and eight assists , didn't commit a single turnover and spent much of the night guarding James on the defensive end in an impressive return to the Finals stage five years after his only previous trip with Oklahoma City . Read More

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Cavaliers-Warriors set for ultimate Finals rubber match

After being asked about the graffiti, James stated, "No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, you know being black in America is tough ". A lot has changed in the past year, but the recipe for beating basketball's best team has not. Curry wants to take back the championship that got away, and help KD and so many other veterans without a title earn their ring. Read More

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Muguruza advances to 3rd round at French Open

Muguruza advances to 3rd round at French Open

Let's use this occasion to tip a beret to Schiavone, the 2010 champion who, a few weeks from turning 37, likely played her final Roland Garros match on Monday. "Not remembering how I played previous year". Tennis has always been the richer for the fighting, heart-on-the sleeve spirit of Schiavone, and this may be her last appearance at the site of her greatest success. Read More

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Venus Williams enters third round of French Open

Venus Williams enters third round of French Open

Never mind that Williams went down a break in the fourth game, she then went on a tear of five games, including a gruelling 11-minute test in the seventh that finally broke the Japanese woman and decided the first set, 6-3. The 23rd-seeded Stosur slashed 33 winners conquering Kirsten Flipkens , 6-2, 7-6 (8). Serena , who is about six months pregnant, was at Roland Garros on Wednesday, watching her older sister beat Kurumi Nara of Japan in straight sets. Read More

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Te'o, Warburton, Laidlaw for Lions opener

Eden Park becomes the first New Zealand ground to host two Tests in the same series by virtue of it seating 50,000, some 15,500 more than Wellington's Westpac Stadium, and at least 20,000 more than any other potential Test venue . Then they can break out of that from time to time and do incredible stuff . Hansen insisted "when we tour we have total control over when we leave the country" in an early mind-games dig at the Lions - but the tourists were disinterested in engaging in any ... Read More

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Paul Pierce sends great tweet about Celtics getting No. 1 pick

Paul Pierce sends great tweet about Celtics getting No. 1 pick

The Mavericks, who have had limited success in the draft over the years, had a 1.7 percent chance of receiving the No. 1 pick and 2 percent chance of moving up to the second slot. The front office in Boston liked what it saw from the team's core players, and the Celtics were clearly right to keep things together, as proven by the fact that the Celtics finished the regular season with the best record in the East. Read More

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Djokovic, Nadal Advance In French Open

Djokovic, Nadal Advance In French Open

He can serve very well. Tsonga was keen to keep things in perspective, saying: "I'm not a novice". I still feel young in my mind, in my body as well. Tennis players play tennis (smiling). "So I do what I believe is good for my tennis career, [what] is good for my happiness". Is good for my happiness. Read More

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Barcelona hires former player Ernesto Valverde as its coach

Barcelona hires former player Ernesto Valverde as its coach

They also missed out on Champions League glory as Juventus proved to be too strong in the quarter-finals, although they did win the Copa del Rey for a third straight year. "He is a hard worker and is passionate about using technology in training and in match management". "In his career he has helped his teams to no less than six trophies, five with Olympiacos and one with Athletic Club ". Read More

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Hsieh looking to continue love affair with Paris

Hsieh looking to continue love affair with Paris

The 26-year-old said: "I guess it's a situation that's slightly unique to me and something that I have experienced over the last two years as I have been playing a lot of tournaments". Hsieh had won just twice at tour level this year and appeared to be heading for a swift exit as Konta raced through the opening set. Hsieh fared better in the second set, with her unconventional game beginning to frustrate Konta and draw more errors. Read More

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Basebrawl! Harper, Strickland punch away, Nats-Giants fight

It took three Giants players - George Kontos , Mac Williamson and Hunter Pence -to drag Strickland all the way off the field and into the dugout. Harper and Strickland were eventually separated before both were sent off. He claims he did not expect Harper to charge the mound and had to adjust quickly. "He didn't come up and in toward my face like some guys do, so I respect him on that level". Read More

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Eoin Morgan: England have learned lessons before Champions Trophy

It's flattering to be favourites for the Champions Trophy , but today is a reminder not to get too carried away with where we are as a side. South Africa's catching, so poor in Saturday's defeat at the Ageas Bowl, remained top notch as Jos Buttler drove hard at a big half-volley only to snick to second slip Faf du Plessis and Adil Rashid - perhaps expecting a short ball - wafted at the next delivery to fall by the same mode. Read More

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Celtic secures trophy treble, ends Scottish season unbeaten

Celtic secures trophy treble, ends Scottish season unbeaten

Patrick Roberts is hoping to keep playing regular first team football as he returns to Manchester City after winning the treble with Celtic . For everyone, it's been a flawless end to what has been a special season for all of us. It was the Dons' sixth defeat of the season to Celtic but they more than played their part in a compelling match, only to find again that the Parkhead club this season are irresistible. Read More

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Rinne's rare off-night gives Ducks life in Western Conference Final

After Vatanen ended Anaheim's 0-for-20 slump on the power play, Silfverberg evened it in the opening minute of the second period, cashing in Rakell's pass for his ninth goal. Mistakes are made in the process but effort and sheer will overcome them, with critical plays in dire situations canceling out the errors . "I don't think you can put it any other way: We need to emotionally get ourselves involved in the game right away", Cogliano said. Read More

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No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

The 51-year-old Kerr underwent a procedure May 5 to fix a spinal fluid leak stemming from complications after a pair of back surgeries in 2015, after the Warriors won their first championship in 40 years during his first season as coach. The first time the Cavaliers fired Brown, the team memorably failed to sign any talent to help a young superstar named LeBron James . The Cleveland Cavaliers , however, say they aren't using any snubs to get ready for the NBA Finals. Read More

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Vettel ends Ferrari's long wait for Monaco Grand Prix victory

It was the 82nd 1-2 in the team's history. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel picks up his third victory of the Formula! season after winning the Monaco GP, while Kimi Raikkonen takes second and Daniel Ricciardo third. On a circuit with only two possible overtaking places - at Ste. The race was held up for a few laps near the end after German driver Pascal Wehrlein crashed near the tunnel. Read More

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