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Sports Kawhi Leonard sues Nike over rights to his logo
Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard sues Nike over rights to his logo

A message left for Nike was not immediately returned on Monday (Tuesday NZT). As part of an endorsement deal with Nike, Leonard allowed the company to use the logo on certain merchandise while he continued to use the logo on non-Nike goods.

Sports Warriors open as big favorites over the Raptors
Author: 0 Warriors open as big favorites over the Raptors

Milwaukee took a 50-44 lead into the dressing room at halftime. "But this is what we've been striving for all season". Milwaukee won the first two games of the series against Toronto . "It's great. I worked so hard to get to this point with the season I had past year, just always betting on myself and knowing what I feel and what's right for me", Leonard said.

Sports Second seed Pliskova knocked out of French Open
Author: 0 Second seed Pliskova knocked out of French Open

French player Benoît Paire reached the fourth round in Paris for the first time when Pablo Carreño Busta retired from their match with a right thigh injury. Svitolina. "I managed to dominate and play cleverly". "For sure I could do better". By winning, Martic reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the fifth time - and third at Roland Garros - including twice in three years.

Sports Final-round charge at Memorial primes Woods for U.S. Open
Author: 0 Final-round charge at Memorial primes Woods for U.S. Open

Cantlay closed out the front nine with a 12-foot birdie to get within two, while Kaymer in the group behind chopped his way to a bogey. "I wanted to have something positive coming into the Open". "I finished." Yes, he did. The [2.5] was short, and shorter than it should have been, but it's always easy afterwards. Marc Leishman, who has recently been troubled by back soreness, finished top-five at 12-under par in a nice lead-up to the US Open at Pebble Beach, and Aaron Baddeley was tied-22.

Sports Former U.S. president Obama adds to star power of NBA Finals
Author: 0 Former U.S. president Obama adds to star power of NBA Finals

Game 2 of the NBA Finals featured a two-time MVP in California's Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry and, in the Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard , a home-crowd favourite of the Canadian city. A split wouldn't be so bad either, with 12 of the 17 teams going on to win the Larry O'Brien Trophy with the series tied 1-1. "I want to be on this stage", Cousins said.

Sports Matthijs de Ligt set to tell Man United about transfer decision
Author: 0 Matthijs de Ligt set to tell Man United about transfer decision

But former Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal believes De Ligt would be best served by snubbing both clubs. De Ligt told RTL Boulevard: "I am very excited about what the near future may bring me". Moreover, playing in a pacey and physical style of football in the Premier League week in week out would give the Dutchman tremendous amount of experience for a future potential switch, whilst also moulding him into a complete centre-back.

Sports Former Arsenal player Jose Antonio Reyes dies in vehicle crash
Author: 0 Former Arsenal player Jose Antonio Reyes dies in vehicle crash

Ljungberg said he was "numbed by the news" about his former teammate, while Parlour described the former Spain global as a "great talent". Jose Antonio Reyes , the ex-Arsenal and Spain forward, has died in a vehicle crash at the age of 35, former club Sevilla have announced.

Sports Williams, Osaka eliminated at French Open while Djokovic, Zverev advance
Author: 0 Williams, Osaka eliminated at French Open while Djokovic, Zverev advance

Since losing to Karolina Pliskova in the Australian Open quarter-finals in January, Williams has played in only three tournaments - Indian Wells, Miami and Rome - and has withdrawn from all of them. Fed Cup cap to her news conference. But she moved to the US when she was a young child, and she now lives in Pembroke Pines, Florida. "I think it's great we moved to America for a better life for me".

Sports Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal cruise through to the French Open quarterfinals
Author: 0 Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal cruise through to the French Open quarterfinals

Mayer offered more resistance, but folded in the sixth game of the third set as Federer took the decisive break. "That's the reason I came back from [knee] surgery", three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka said after the classic. Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova reached her maiden major quarter-final by thrashing Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 6-0. After a cool first week the thermostat was turned up at Roland Garros on Friday as Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer both blazed a trail into ...

Sports Smith, Warner’s first official match after ball-tampering controversy
Author: 0 Smith, Warner’s first official match after ball-tampering controversy

Warner played incredibly well to ignore that and play as well as he did. Australia got two of the most important points against their name with Glenn Maxwell and Warner completed the formalities. And while the boos will continue to rain down on them from hostile crowds, there's every chance this could backfire on the home fans - as the early indicators are that, if anything, Warner and Smith could be feeding off the hatred and using it to get back to their devastating best.

Sports Rappers and former Raptors well-represented at Game 1 of NBA Finals
Author: 0 Rappers and former Raptors well-represented at Game 1 of NBA Finals

Siakam blitzed up and down, surprising two-time defensive player of the year Draymond Green with his straight-line speed and funky array of finishes. Their opponents have averaged 110.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Ebay-owned StubHub says sales via its site outpaced those in 2016 and 2017, when the Golden State Warriors played the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Sports Afghanistan vs Australia - Toss Report
Author: 0 Afghanistan vs Australia - Toss Report

We look and we just take a positive thing from the performance and go for the next day. The batting duo made their last official global appearances 15 months ago, following which they were handed year-long suspensions for their respective roles in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

Sports MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Team India Trolled For
Author: 0 MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Team India Trolled For

Every cricket expert and journalists had their own man for the position but Kohli and company finally found one, and the batsman looks in good form coming into the worldwide setup after a good Indian Premier League. "It's only improved my captaincy and me as a human being and as a player", he said when asked about how his leadership has changed after his marriage.

Sports Jurgen Klopp 'perfect match' for Liverpool, says club owner John W Henry
Author: 0 Jurgen Klopp 'perfect match' for Liverpool, says club owner John W Henry

Henry says Liverpool were motivated by "unfinished business" after losing to Real Madrid in Kiev past year but admits victory this weekend would not make amends for missing out on the league title. "We knew what we were up against last season and we know what we're up against this season". "The feeling of losing is very hard", said the Belgian.

Sports Phillies' Odubel Herrera arrested after allegedly injuring girlfriend, police say
Author: 0 Phillies' Odubel Herrera arrested after allegedly injuring girlfriend, police say

In a statement posted on Twitter , the team said it learned of the incident Tuesday morning and that MLB has placed Herrera on paid administrative leave in accordance with the league's domestic violence policy . They spoke to Herrera to inform him that he was being placed on leave. Asked if Herrera apologized for the incident itself or the distraction it caused, Klentak said: "I think maybe all of the above".

Sports Black Caps roll Sri Lanka for opening World Cup win
Author: 0 Black Caps roll Sri Lanka for opening World Cup win

Matt Henry (3-29) and Lockie Ferguson (3-22) were the pick of the bowlers for the Kiwis, with the remaining four bowlers chipping in with a wicket each. New Zealand have left out injured medium-pacer Tim Southee , while the Lankans have fielded four medium-pacers. Boult, though, was not at his best.

Sports Neymar says knee pains just a scare
Author: 0 Neymar says knee pains just a scare

The unidentified woman who did not want to disclose her name said that they came in contact via Instagram . He provided her with an air ticket from Brazil to France and a reservation at the Hotel Sofitel Paris Arc Du Triomphe. Neymar now earns around £622,000 a week at Paris Saint-Germain where he moved for a world record £198 million in 2017 from Barcelona. The Paris Saint-Germain forward spent three months on the sidelines with a foot injury earlier this year.

Sports Nerves getting back into the camp - David Warner
Author: 0 Nerves getting back into the camp - David Warner

But Warner gritted his way through a patchy first half to ensure he was there at the end, earning praise from his captain and opening partner. Earlier, after winning the toss , the Aussie skipper Aaron Finch chose to field first, a decision which was proved right by the speedsters in their team, as both the openers got dismissed within the first two overs of the innings.

Sports Neymar accused of rape in Paris
Author: 0 Neymar accused of rape in Paris

The woman met Neymar in a suite at the hotel where the pair spoke and "exchanged caresses", the report said, before he "turned aggressive" and forced her to have sex against her will. "I am fine, it was just a scare", the 27-year-old striker told TV Globo in an interview. The father of the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star also vehemently rejected the charges against his son.

Sports Minnesota Timberwolves: Juwan Howard turned down assistant job
Author: 0 Minnesota Timberwolves: Juwan Howard turned down assistant job

I declared that I was going to the National Basketball Association. "I guess that happens when you're excited about something so special, to you, that means so much". After composing himself, Howard shared how deeply he cares about the university, and the basketball program he now heads. The school removed the two Final Four banners tied to the Fab Five from the rafters at Crisler Arena as part of self-imposed sanctions.

Sports Andy Ruiz Upsets Anthony Joshua!
Author: 0 Andy Ruiz Upsets Anthony Joshua!

Ruiz Jr. agreed a deal to challenge Joshua only four weeks ago as the original opponent Jarrell Miller failed three drug tests. The opening two rounds were slow going, but then in the third the action reached unbelievable heights. After being knocked down it looked like the fight was heading as many had predicted, but that only made Ruiz stronger. "That was my first time getting dropped on the floor", he added.

Sports Persoon relishing chance to beat an Olympic champion
Author: 0 Persoon relishing chance to beat an Olympic champion

The Psalm reads: "The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge". Katie Taylor's failure at the Rio Olympics to land a second successive gold still stings, but she uses it to spur her on. Persoon, who hadn't previously lost for nine years in a 44-fight career, left her mark with a right hand in the second round - a period which was as hard as any that Taylor has experienced as a pro.

Sports Serena Williams knocked out of French Open third round by Sofia Kenin
Author: 0 Serena Williams knocked out of French Open third round by Sofia Kenin

Williams, who suffered her earliest Grand Slam exit since Wimbledon 2014, was given a standing ovation as she walked off Court Philippe Chatrier while sections of the crowd jeered her conqueror. But she moved to the USA when she was a young child, and she now lives in Pembroke Pines, Florida. It was only the third tour-level loss by Williams to an American player younger than her in 42 career matches at any tournament.

Sports Johanna Konta pleased with French Open 'problem-solving' after win
Author: 0 Johanna Konta pleased with French Open 'problem-solving' after win

Men's defending champion Rafael Nadal and third seed Roger Federer have both cruised past their German opponents in straight sets while there have also been impressive wins for former champions Stan Wawrinka and Garbine Muguruza . Stephens converted all seven of her break points and won her WTA-best 11th tiebreaker (in 13 attempts) this season. Last year's finalist, Sloane Stephens skipped lightly into the third round with a fairly comprehensive 6-1, 7-6 win over Sara Sorribes ...

Sports Another close call for Naomi Osaka at French Open
Author: 0 Another close call for Naomi Osaka at French Open

She again did the same thing in the second round - losing the first set before winning in three - but she eventually ousted Victoria Azarenka . After beating Serena Williams in the 2018 U.S. Asked about it after the win over Nara, she said: "I'm not going to get into that". Osaka's next opponent, 42nd-ranked Katerina Siniakova , hasn't been past the third round in her 18 previous Grand Slam tournaments.

Sports Here's one thing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ted Cruz agree on
Author: 0 Here's one thing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ted Cruz agree on

A Public Citizen analysis, released Thursday, found that of those 44, 26 "were working for lobbying firms, consulting firms, trade groups or business groups working to influence federal government activities". "One of the things that we're concerned about is... we don't want to ban it in a way that drives people to just find loopholes", the New York Democrat said following a town hall meeting in the Bronx Thursday night.