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Nadal continued his ruthless form at Roland Garros by dispatching Spanish 17th seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to match Roger Federer's mark of last-eight appearances in Paris . As if by stealth, Dominic Thiem moved into the quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 win over Horacio Zeballos. "That's my viewpoint", said Nadal, who repeatedly falls foul of the rule which stipulates a maximum 25 seconds between points.
  • The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to win title

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    The win spelled redemption for the Warriors, who brought forward Kevin Durant over from the Oklahoma City Thunder last offseason to bolster their already high-powered offense. A Durant finger-roll lay-in with about five minutes left - pushing his points total to 39 at the moment - gave Golden State a 12-point lead they would not relinquish.
  • Warriors take 2nd National Basketball Association title in 3 years

    Warriors take 2nd National Basketball Association title in 3 years

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    I'm just so happy Kevin has broken through. Following the game, Durant paid tribute to Cavaliers' LeBron James , who scored a game-high 41 points. Durant shot 14 for 20 and Curry - the two-time reigning league MVP who took a back seat as the new big star got acclimated - finished off a brilliant postseason.
  • Warriors ride Durant to beat Cavaliers and clinch NBA title

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    Durant said the Rihanna dustup - Durant appeared to stare her down after he hit a late three-pointer in Game 1 - was a personal highlight during the Finals. It also kept the Cavaliers from becoming the first team in National Basketball Association history to come back from trailing 3-0 to win a best-of-seven series.
  • Warriors Win 2017 NBA Championship

    Warriors Win 2017 NBA Championship

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    A win would allow the Warriors to celebrate on their home floor after clinching the 2015 title in Cleveland. ESPN spoke with seven Las Vegas bookmakers about the topic , and five of the six bookmakers had the Warriors favored in a game between this year's Golden State team and Michael Jordan's 1995-96 Bulls team .
  • Champions Trophy: Aussies, Bangladesh face off in must-win clash

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    The only difference was that against the Kiwis, Australia were struggling at 53/3 and in this match were on course to chase down a low total of 183 against minnows Bangladesh . Rain meant the match was stopped at 6:43 p.m. and finally abandoned around two and a half hours later. Cricket Australia confirmed all players, their partners and officials were accounted for at the team hotel in Kensington, some distance from the attacks.
  • Warriors GM says Steve Kerr will be back as coach next season

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    Would the Oklahoma City Thunder have supplanted them as the Western Conference kings, a scenario that looked so possible when they took the Warriors to seven games in the conference finals a year ago? "I'm not in the front office, but I know our front office is going to continue to try to put our ball club, put our franchise in a position where we can compete for a championship year in and year out", said James.
  • Kevin Durant named Finals MVP

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    Kevin Durant and Steph Curry were superb for Golden State in Game 5. The Cavaliers made 15 of 24 shots in the first quarter to seize a 37-33 lead, James and Irving each scoring 12 points in the period, as did Curry for Golden State .
  • Steve Kerr on Warriors as NBA Finals Favorites:

    Steve Kerr on Warriors as NBA Finals Favorites: "Are You Kidding Me?"

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    Entering Game 1 of the Finals on Thursday, Durant is averaging 25.2 points in the playoffs on 55.6 percent shooting (41.7 percent beyond the arc). But you've got to enjoy everything, man. Irving was one of the difference makers last season for Cleveland in support of James, who will be trying to win his fourth National Basketball Association title this year and second back-to-back title.
  • Bradley's stunning early goal helps US tie Mexico

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    Mexico soccer fans booed loudly during the playing of the United States' national anthem and hurled slurs at the American goalie during Sunday night's World Cup qualifier at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca . I don't think that is appropriate. "It's going to be very challenging right to the end, but I feel good about where we are", Arena said . The part I left out is how sad and embarrassed I am.
  • Turmoil for IndyCar with the pack back at repaved Texas

    Turmoil for IndyCar with the pack back at repaved Texas

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    Ed Jones (19) and Ed Carpenter race down the front stretch during an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway , Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. 12 Team Penske vehicle in Victory Lane. "I was kind of working out in my head how I was going to get him over the line because he was kind of able to side draft me and be ahead on some laps, so it was really going to be an interesting finish".