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Kluber shines in return from DL as Indians blank A's 8-0

Athletics: SS Marcus Semien (fractured right wrist) has begun playing catch for first time since undergoing surgery on April 18. Kluber pitched six shutout innings and struck out 10 in his first start since May 2 and the Indians scored four runs during a unusual sixth inning when the outfield sprinklers came on as Cleveland pounded the error-and-strikeout prone Oakland Athletics 8-0 on Thursday.



Cavs the champs but Warriors the favourites in the NBA Finals

This year, we can only hope that both teams are at full strength for all seven games or however many it takes . Last season when the Cavaliers and Warriors met in the National Basketball Association finals , the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the series and proceeded to lose the next 3 games, including Games 5 and 7 with home court advantage.


Nashville takes 1-0 lead early in Game 2 vs Pens

Nashville takes 1-0 lead early in Game 2 vs Pens

He made 37 saves in Game 2 . That was not the end of the Penguins' quick start in the period, however. There to thwart their early opportunities was Rinne. Subban spent most of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final checking and chirping Sidney Crosby . But Rinne, as hesitant as he may have been on some of Pittsburgh's rare second-period shots, kept the defending champs from breaking the 1-1 tie into the third with more help from Nashville's active defensemen.



Stephen Curry ready to take back championship that got away

Durant, whose Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the James-led Miami Heat in the 2012 finals , left the Thunder last July for the Warriors and while he hungers to become a champion, he shrugs off any notion of extra pressure. The Warriors will be plotting revenge for their loss in the last season finale to Cavaliers , who won 4-3. Two things stand out about Warriors-Cavs III - the rivalry that has blossomed between these two teams, and their overall greatness.


Training camp players dominate Lions team for tour opener

Training camp players dominate Lions team for tour opener

England's former NRL star Ben Te'o is the starting inside centre. The Lions face the Provincial Barbarians in their tour opener in Whangarei on Saturday, where Gatland's son Bryn is likely to start at flyhalf for the opposition.