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Then, just over three minutes later, the Predators had their second own-goal in as many games, when Vernon Fiddler's skate knocked a bouncing puck through Rinne's five-hole - the goal officially goes to Scott Wilson , but equal credit should go to Phil Kessel , who earned the assist for sneaking the puck into a risky position.
  • Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane reveals Ballon d'Or dream

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    The Tottenham Hotspur striker, eight years younger than his direct opponent, has yet to show any signs of peaking in spite of his career having gained an upward trajectory that would give most young players decompression sickness. "You are playing week in week out but for your country, it is not like that". If I score maybe a hat-trick at the weekend and a couple in the next game, the ratio might not look so bad.
  • Harry Kane : Spurs striker ready for England captaincy

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    He has scored five goals in 17 worldwide appearances - a tally he is keen to improve. "I'm 23 now. Hopefully I've got a quite few more years left and I can learn and get better and really push forward". "I had a fantastic weekend and I know most of the other lads did as well". Welshman Gareth Bale, a former Tottenham teammate, is another who made his mark on the global stage after massive club success, last summer at Euro 2016.
  • Australia denied Champions Trophy against Bangladesh

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    Starc was the pick of the Australian attack after taking four for 29 before Warner passed 4,000 one-day worldwide runs in his 93rd innings, the fastest Australian to do so. "We are all a lot happier with where we are, especially Josh (Hazlewood ) and I not playing through the IPL period, to get that time out there to get the rhythm back", he said.
  • FINALS: Warriors Stun Cavs With Late Comeback Win

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    Durant's sheer talent and uncanny ability to hit shots at key moments has been the difference maker for a Warriors team that have raced out to a 3-0 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the best-of-seven NBA Finals . Irving netted 16 points in the third and instead of falling well back as it had in the third periods of both prior games, the Cavs outscored Golden State 33-22 and seized their biggest edge so far in the finals, up 94-89 after three quarters.
  • Fire burning in Bacsinszky at Roland Garros

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    But there was disappointment at Roland Garros for home favourite Kristina Mladenovic whose run was brought to an end. Prior to the first delay, gusting winds blew clay around the court and Ostapenko struggled to find her game. Jelena Ostapenko and Timea Bacsinszky both celebrate their birthdays on Thursday when they clash in the semi-finals. Ostapenko's next opponent is 30th-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland, who eliminated 13th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-4, 6-4.
  • JR Smith denies he tweeted 'Cavs in 7,' Cleveland police dis Warriors

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    But then came the final minute of the Warriors' 118-113 win in Game 3 , that surreal stretch in which Kevin Durant showcased why the rest of the National Basketball Association is terrified by this latest super team. Korver's corner three was long and Durant, after grabbing the rebound, started the break and ended it with a pull-up jumper. Now, he's giving that title to LeBron James , 32, of the Cleveland Cavaliers .
  • Argentina beats Brazil 1-0 in friendly before 95000 fans

    Argentina beats Brazil 1-0 in friendly before 95000 fans

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    Anxious to rest key players and also promote competition for places, Brazil had only taken four first-choice players: Chinese Super League-based midfield duo Paulinho and Renato Augusto , Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus and Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho , who began wide on the right.
  • India not invincible: Kohli

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    A brilliantly paced chase from Angelo Mathews' side saw them knock off 322 with eight balls to spare, the largest successful chase in The Oval's one-day global history. Sri Lanka's attack lacked sting and didn't ever look like they might bowl out the team in light blue and yellow (their "away" kit) but, once again, the match was played on a lovely flat batting surface and the ball refused to misbehave.