• LeBron makes it 8 straight after superstar showing in Game 7
LeBron makes it 8 straight after superstar showing in Game 7

All told, ESPN's playoff coverage was up 31 percent from 2017, drawing an average 3.8 rating over 19 games. "I'll have plenty of time to talk about next year but we obviously have a good thing going", Stevens said when reminded about his returning superstars next year.

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  • The most inspirational Champions League Final advert you'll see today
The most inspirational Champions League Final advert you'll see today

In 1992, the European Cup was rebranded into the Champions league and current title holders, Real Madrid remain the only club to have successfully defended the trophy they won the previous year. "We know that Real Madrid are a fantastic team with fantastic players but we also believe we are a good team", he added. "Do I think that he should...

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  • LeBron James loves ESPN Brazil reporter who asked flattering question
LeBron James loves ESPN Brazil reporter who asked flattering question

They weren't very competitive in any of them - just like Boston had trouble hanging with the Cavs in the three games in Cleveland . "That's when I have the most fun", said Tatum, who needs one more 20-point game to tie Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's rookie record of 10 in a postseason.

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  • Ricciardo sets lap record in Monaco practice
Ricciardo sets lap record in Monaco practice

But Ricciardo came within a sniff of victory in 2016, having taken pole position and controlled the race, until a costly pitstop bungle handed it to Lewis Hamilton instead. As a one-off in 2015, the Monaco GP replaced "grid girls" with "grid boys" - men in short jeans - in a move scoffed at by Vettel. Horner was clear about Verstappen ruining a...

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  • Star repentant over Real Madrid exit hint
Star repentant over Real Madrid exit hint

Gary Lineker has told BT Sport, during their live coverage of the Champions League final, that Tottenham Hotspur could have been playing in Kiev, had they kept hold of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale . Six minutes into the second half, Karius' sloppy rollout had been seized on by Karim Benzema to put the Spanish side in front. And when the German g...

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  • Real Madrid win UEFA Champions League 3-1
Real Madrid win UEFA Champions League 3-1

While Cristiano Ronaldo became the first five-time victor in the post-1993 Champions League era, this was a comparatively muted performance in a final for a player who has contributed decisive goals in the three finals Madrid had contested in the previous four seasons.

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  • Kerr upbeat even with Warriors on brink
Kerr upbeat even with Warriors on brink

Thompson suffered his injury in Game 4 after colliding with Rockets center Clint Capela and went to the locker room, but later returned to the game while playing through obvious pain and made multiple 3-pointers. The Warriors are now one loss away from being eliminated from the playoffs, with Game 6 scheduled for Saturday at Oracle Arena. ...

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  • Kevin Love Ruled Out Of Game 7 In Concussion Protocol
Kevin Love Ruled Out Of Game 7 In Concussion Protocol

The task also got tougher Saturday when it was announced that Kevin Love , who left Game 6 after banging heads with Boston's Jayson Tatum , is in the league's concussion protocol and is out for Game 7. Either you're being very kind to me because it's National Wine Day, or I love Brazil... "You know, Rudy Tomjanovich said, 'never underestimate t...

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  • United to sign Brazil MF Fred
United to sign Brazil MF Fred

Fred played 37 matches for Shakhtar this season, scoring four goals and making six assists. Sources have told ESPN FC that United are keen to secure the services of the 25-year-old if they can agree a deal with Shakhtar Donetsk . United to sign backup striker? The Spain newspaper claims that Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has identified Demb...

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  • Rashid Khan is a keen follower of Mahesh Babu’s films
Rashid Khan is a keen follower of Mahesh Babu’s films

After entertaining cricket fans around the world, the 11th edition of Indian Premier League is reaching its conclusion on Sunday at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. "That was the plan from the senior players", said the tweaker, who was named Man-of-the-Match for his all-round performance. Which brings us nicely to.

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  • Pakistan vs England, Ist Test, Day 4
Pakistan vs England, Ist Test, Day 4

But Stoneman followed suit shortly before the lunch break. Stokes, playing his first match in England since the incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September, looked to have no trouble adjusting after a stint in the Indian Premier League but, like Bairstow, was dismissed out of the blue when Abbas pinned him leg before for 38.

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  • Steve Smith set to make his comeback with this T20 League
Steve Smith set to make his comeback with this T20 League

His ban only applies to global cricket and state matches in Australia, leaving Smith free to play domestic tournaments outside of Australia. Smith will be playing alongside other worldwide stars such as Chris Gayle , Andre Russell and Shahid Afridi in the six-team tournament beginning June 28, organisers Cricket Canada said in a statement.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo: Champions League should rename itself after me
Cristiano Ronaldo: Champions League should rename itself after me

Liverpool had made a bright start to the encounter, but Madrid took over after Salah came off, with Gareth Bale's brace - after Sadio Mane had cancelled out Karim Benzema's opener - the difference. But, never one to remain out of the spotlight, Ronaldo raised eyebrows in a post-match television interview by revealing he is not assured of rema...

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  • The NFL's anthem-protest rule is not a threat to free speech
The NFL's anthem-protest rule is not a threat to free speech

Foy says "Our demand is that the National Football League reverse that immoral and unconstitutional decision". The Steelers were at the center of the anthem controversy a year ago during Week 3 in Chicago when the players decided en masse to wait inside the tunnel leading to Soldier Field while the anthem was played.

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  • Egypt
Egypt "optimistic" Salah will play in 2018 World Cup

Salah was leading scorer in the Premier League with 32 goals as Jurgen Klopp's side finished fourth in the table - the record for most goals in a 38-game season. "During the telephone follow-up conducted by the national team delegation in Italy to check on the status of Mohammed Salah , Liverpool officials said Liverpool that X-rays were ...

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  • Klopp on choosing Liverpool over Man United
Klopp on choosing Liverpool over Man United

The Liverpool midfielder took time out from preparations for this weekend's Champions League final clash with Real Madrid in Kiev to celebrate a Sunderland City Council decision to leave West Park in East Herrington off a list of potential housing sites in its draft Core Strategy and Development Plan.

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  • Fulham, Villa clash in £160m promotion shoot-out
Fulham, Villa clash in £160m promotion shoot-out

Terry's contract with the club is sent to end this summer but has the opportunity to extend his stay by an extra 12 months if he chooses. Terry turned down Premier League offers last summer as he didn't want to face Chelsea competitively, having made over 700 appearances for the side over an 18-year professional spell in West London.

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  • Focus on Mohamed Salah on Egypt's return after 28 years
Focus on Mohamed Salah on Egypt's return after 28 years

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius thinks teammate Mohamed Salah has some way to go until he reaches the level of Cristiano Ronaldo , reports Sky Sports . "To compare players with Cristiano, Messi. they're in a different orbit, a different stratosphere", Ramos said. " Ronaldo has been doing it for five to 10 years".

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo: I have a biological age of 23
Cristiano Ronaldo: I have a biological age of 23

The Shakhtar Donetsk star, 25, is a central midfielder who was supposed to be a long-term replacement for Fernandinho at City, but it appears Jose Mourinho has now swooped in to snap up the combative midfielder after Pep Guardiola's interest went cold.

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  • National Basketball Association champion Warriors' miscues put them on brink of playoff elimination
National Basketball Association champion Warriors' miscues put them on brink of playoff elimination

A nine-time All-Star who had never made it past the conference semifinals in the postseason, Paul now has his Rockets knocking on the door of the NBA Finals. James Harden, meanwhile, has missed 20 consecutive 3-point attempts since the second quarter of Game 4 , and went 5-for-21 in Game 5 overall. "If he isn't, it's time for somebody else to st...

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  • AB de Villiers Retirement: A South African legend who was popular worldwide
AB de Villiers Retirement: A South African legend who was popular worldwide

The right-hander was at it again only a few weeks later, with West Indies once more feeling the full force of his powerful shot-making as De Villiers struck 162 not out in a World Cup clash in Sydney. He is now in the South African Test squad but the ODI series against India was a clear indication that the South African coaching staff have set thei...

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  • Napoli appoint Ancelotti in bid to end Juventus dominance
Napoli appoint Ancelotti in bid to end Juventus dominance

Ancelotti's arrival at the Stadio San Paolo - his first job in his native Italy since departing AC Milan nine years ago - paves the way for the man he succeeds to potentially join Chelsea . Ancelotti has an offer of a two year contract with an additional year optional, and a salary of 6.5 million euros per season. The Russian club have been wi...

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  • Boston Celtics Pride: The growing legend of Jayson Tatum
Boston Celtics Pride: The growing legend of Jayson Tatum

All they can hope to do is weather the storm and try not to drown. Historically, teams with a 3-2 series lead and home-court advantage move on to the NBA Finals 89 percent of the time , putting James and the Cavaliers in an obvious pickle.

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  • Do Hyderabad proud gentlemen, says Warner as SRH battle for final spot
Do Hyderabad proud gentlemen, says Warner as SRH battle for final spot

David Warner has wished Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to do well ahead of their Indian Premier League ( IPL ) Qualifier 2 against Kolkata Knight Riders ( KKR ) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday. First to qualify for the play-offs eliminating Delhi Daredevils, SRH slide began in Pune, when their famed bowling attack failed to defend 180...

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  • Get your popcorn ready: Madden 19 HOF cover to feature Terrell Owens
Get your popcorn ready: Madden 19 HOF cover to feature Terrell Owens

Original story: I was just remarking to myself the other day how unusual it was that we hadn't heard anything on Madden NFL 19 yet. Update: It's since been reported that the standard edition of Madden NFL 19 will feature a different cover star to be revealed in July.

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  • President Trump cancels North Korea summit
President Trump cancels North Korea summit

Libya gave up its nuclear program at an early stage only to see its longtime dictator overthrown and brutally killed years later. "I am very perplexed and it is very regrettable that the North Korea-U.S. If Kim would have actually succeeded in overcoming his isolation and sitting down with the USA president, it would have been a tremendously pr...

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  • While Neymar continues recovery, Douglas Costa picks up injury
While Neymar continues recovery, Douglas Costa picks up injury

Neymar will have a chance to get back to match fitness with a friendly against Croatia on June 3 and Austria on June 10. Neymar's World Cup participation was initially in doubt but, despite missing the end of the season as PSG claimed a domestic treble, the former Selecao skipper should be fit for Russian Federation.

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  • Comcast to top Disney's $50b offer for Fox
Comcast to top Disney's $50b offer for Fox

Fox will spin off the Fox Broadcasting network and local stations, Fox News, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network into a new company, called New Fox . Comcast said it would offer to buy the same assets after the spinoff of what has been dubbed "New Fox ". The U.S. Justice Department sued to stop the deal on antitrust grounds...

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  • Jared Kushner receives permanent security clearance, ending uncertainty over his status
Jared Kushner receives permanent security clearance, ending uncertainty over his status

But Kushner's troubles were compounded at least in part because his initial security clearance application didn't list dozens of foreign contacts that he later included in updated submissions to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "On each occasion, he answered all questions asked and did everything he could to expedite the conclusion of all the i...

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  • Ocean, jungle explosions new risks from Hawaii volcano eruption
Ocean, jungle explosions new risks from Hawaii volcano eruption

Ormat, which is dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange and in Tel Aviv (ticker symbol ORA), and Hawaiian officials acted well in advance of the danger to quench and cap Puna's producing wells. Before the Leilani Estates eruption, the volcano's summit had been releasing an average of 3,000 to 6,000 tons of sulfur dioxide each day. The volc...

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