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The Weekend in Sports!

LIVERPOOL wins 6th Champions League Title

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Photo: Bleacher Report

Mohamed Salah scored a penalty for Liverpool in the 2nd minute of the Champions League Final last Saturday. The penalty was a result of a handball off Tottenham Hotspur’s Moussa Sissoko. After a quick goal, quite a boring game followed, where Tottenham had over 60% possession for the majority of the game, but failed to score. After a few close attempts from Tottenham towards the end of the game, Liverpool’s Divock Origi sealed the title win at 87 minutes with a goal in the corner of the net.

Liverpool won 2-0. This was a great win for Liverpool after losing the English Premier League by 1 point to Manchester City. Congrats to Liverpool!

French Open, Roland Garros

Ladies

Venus Williams was sent home in the 1st round again.

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Naomi Isaka (Photo: BBC Sport)

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World #1 Naomi Osaka and GOAT Serena Williams were knocked out in the 3rd round of the French Open on Saturday.

Past French Open Champ, Garbiñe Muguruza was knocked out yesterday by Sloane Stephens in straight sets.

Defending Champ, Simona Halep is still in it to win it!

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Simona Halep (Photo: BBC Sport)

Men

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Favourites, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are all still in it to win it!

Stan Wawrinka won an epic 5-setter versus young Stefanos Tsitsipas who beat Federer in the Australian Open this year. Wawrinka faces Federer next!

WARRIORS level the series with the RAPTORS to 1-1 in the NBA FINALS

The wounded Warriors persevered to win 109-104 versus the Raptors last night.

They lost Kevon Looney in the 2nd quarter to a collarbone injury.

Steph Curry wasn’t feeling 100% and briefly went to the locker room and returned with more energy.

Klay Thompson left early in the fourth with a hamstring injury.

Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points, but his supporting cast of Siakam and Gasol were shut down defensively by the Warriors. Lowry was fouled out late in the 4th.

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The Splash Brothers scored the most points, Klay with 25 and Curry with 23, but their supporting cast stepped up big time to help them get the road win.

Draymond scored 17 points.

DeMarcus Cousins a.k.a Boogie who just returned in Game 1 after being out for a while with a quad injury, gave them 11 points and a lot of minutes with great passes. Cook hit some clutch 3-pointers, Bogut stepped in well for Looney and Iguodala sealed the win with a 3-pointer after a great assist from Livingston that was almost intercepted by Kawhi.

Stay tuned for more updates on the NBA FINALS

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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How the World Cup Semifinalists stack up vs. each other and the Schedule!

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Photo: ESPN

We’re finally down to 4 and the Semifinals kick off with FRANCE vs BELGIUM at 1pm today followed by ENGLAND vs. CROATIA at 1pm tomorrow!

The French and Belgian teams are stacked with quality and both topped their groups, making the Semifinal seem like a Final. Not to mention, they both sent home World Cup favourites, Argentina and Brazil respectively.

Regardless of who strikes first or early, weapons run deep for both sides.

Handicaps?

France

Thierry Henry, who was on France’s World Cup winning team in 1998 is on Belgium’s coaching staff and is Belgium’s star striker, Lukaku’s mentor.

Belgium

Belgium’s right-wing-back, Thomas Meunier is suspended, which will cause weakness in Belgium’s formation.

It is likely that the young, fresh England squad will win their Semifinal against a tired, beat up Croatia. But the result of today’s match is highly unknown until the whistle blows for the final time.

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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How are the Teams Stacking up versus each other for Today’s Matches?!

Today’s Quarterfinals are highly anticipated for this World Cup! Check the schedule here.

Schedule (Ja time)

FRANCE VS. URUGUAY @ 9am

BRAZIL VS. BELGIUM @ 1pm

France vs. Uruguay

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Photo: Bleacher Report

It will be France’s attack versus Uruguay’s defense! Uruguay has just conceded 1 goal for the tournament so far. On the other hand, France’s forward, Kylian Mbappe is like the Usain Bolt of football.

Handicaps:

Integral central midfielder for France, Blaise Matuidi got his 2nd yellow in the Round of 16 match versus Argentina. So he will be on the bench today.

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Uruguay’s striker, Cavani falls in match versus Portugal with Hamstring injury (Photo: Daily Mail)

It is unlikely that striker, Edinson Cavani will play for Uruguay. He pulled up with a hamstring injury versus Portugal in the round of 16. His teammate, Adil Rami says that Cavani will have to ‘destroy science to face France’. That is likely to be true since hamstring injuries can be a showstopper. They have to get weeks, possibly months of rest, depending on the severity of the injury.

Uruguay’s other popular striker, Luis Suarez isn’t worried though. He says that Uruguay can cope without injured Cavani. We shall see!

Brazil vs. Belgium

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Belgium’s striker, Romelu Lukaku (L); Brazil’s forward, Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. (R) – (Photo: forbes.com)

Brazil have Neymar, but have been defending more than attacking, just conceding 1 goal so far. Brazil are tournament favourites, but Belgium is being described as one of the most exciting teams, nicknamed Red Devils. This is especially after Belgium’s epic comeback versus Japan in the last round of 16.

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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What’s on for World Cup today?!

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We are down to 12 teams in the Round of 16!

What an entertaining weekend! 7 goals in regulation for France vs. Argentina and 2 penalty shoot outs in one day between Spain and Russia and Croatia and Denmark.

Argentina, Portugal, Spain and Denmark have all gone home!

The match between Brazil and Mexico this morning at 9am Ja time is highly anticipated.

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Who will celebrate today?

In the afternoon, Japan is up versus Belgium.

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Today is D-Day for Lionel Messi and Argentina!

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Argentina’s coach has been sidelined!  He has allegedly been putting players in positions they are not accustomed to or played in, hence the poor results so far. Messi and his team will be in charge of choosing persons to play versus Nigeria today in their match of elimination, since they currently sit at the bottom of the table. A convincing win over Nigeria is a MUST, but Argentina’s fate of moving beyond the group stage also depends on the Croatia-Iceland match.

So Denmark and Australia will play hard to move on from Group C today as they face France and Peru respectively at 9am Ja time, but all eyes will be on Group D at 1pm Ja time!

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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World Cup kicks off today! Who’s playing throughout the Weekend?!

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The Greatest Show on Earth begins today! World Cup 2018 kicks off with its Home country, Russia versus Saudi Arabia!

*All times are Eastern Standard Time*

World Cup Opener

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Friday’s Schedule

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Saturday’s Schedule

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Sunday’s Schedule

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Remember that Suga calls top teams to be Belgium, France, Germany and never count out Jamaica’s favourite, Brazil!

Can Portugal or Spain create an upset?

Can Lionel Messi finally win a World Cup with Argentina?

Stay tuned to Suga Lifestyle, Enjoy and Drink Responsibly!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Will LeBron and the Cavs get Swept tonight and who will win the French Open for the Women?

NBA FINALS 

WARRIORS VS. CAVS GAME 5

If you haven’t already heard or don’t follow Suga Lifestyle’s Facebook page, it was all about KD last Wednesday night for Game 3! Iggy came back and Curry’s only 3-pointer was a game changer in the 4th, but KD was a baaaad man. Check it out! Same spot, different year! Nasty.

Watch “Kevin Durant’s ‘deja vu’ dagger from Game 3 of the 2018 Finals: All the angles, all the reactions | ESPN” on YouTube here:

Cavs took a tough game 3 loss. Warriors won 110-102 and took a 3-0 series lead! I had given the Cavs one game, maybe two, but after a dramatic Game 1 loss and the loss at home on Wednesday, the sweep is looking possible. Also, according to Bleacher Report, KD says they are going for the sweep. After the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the 2016 Finals to the Cavs, they don’t want to risk playing with the gods like that again.

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What does LeBron have to say? According to ESPN, he says it will take Basketball IQ to beat the Warriors. Let’s hope he gives Coach Tyronn Lue a crash course.

FRENCH OPEN – WOMEN’S FINAL

SIMONA HALEP vs. SLOANE STEPHENS

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Simona Halep is focused to win her 1st Grand Slam! Photo: The New York Times

World no. 1, Simona Halep rolled over a tough opponent, World no. 3 Garbiñe Muguruza 6-1, 6-4 to book her spot in the French Open Final for a 3rd time. Will it be a charm?

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Sloane Stephens in action at Roland Garros 2018. Photo: telegraph.co.uk

Sloane Stephens (10) defeated her fellow American, Madison Keys (13) in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. She is looking stong as ever.

Will Simona Halep finally win her 1st Grand Slam or will Sloane Stephens win her 2nd after winning the US Open last year?

We will see tomorrow morning at 8am ET.

Stay tuned!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Rafael Nadal wins his 10th French Open and Game 5 of the NBA Finals is tonight!

FRENCH OPEN MEN’S FINAL

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Rafael Nadal defeated Stan Wawrinka yesterday to win the French Open for his record 10th time, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1!

The scoreline was no indication of the quality of the match played. Wawrinka was good but the King of the Clay was spectacular. His coverage of the court was remarkable. Congrats Rafa!

NBA FINALS – GAME 5

The current scoreline of the series after Friday’s game is Warriors – 3, Refs – 1, Cavs – 0.

Lebron James and Kyrie Irving played great basketball on Friday night to end the game with a high scoring NBA Finals record of 137-116, but it was overshadowed by blatant unfair calls from the Refs. The Refs even blundered seriously by ejecting Draymond Green from the game because they had him down for a technical instead of Coach Kerr, who was originally given the technical. So when Draymond actually got his technical later in the game, they attempted to eject him. They had to revisit the call and their records, then realised they made an error.

At that point, Draymond realised it didn’t make sense he even tried to play with how ridiculous the calls were on the court.

Could this be why the Refs allowed the Cavs no chance of getting swept?

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Game 5 will be played tonight at 8pm.

Maybe the brooms persons got can be used to sweep confetti. That is if and only if Steph Curry decides to show up because he legit choked on Friday night. Only KD showed up for the Warriors.

Will Curry and Klay relive the 3-1 nightmare of last year or will the road finally end for the Cavs tonight?

Stay tuned.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Unlikely Results at the French Open and Usain Bolt’s Final Race!

FRENCH OPEN Women’s Singles Final

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Jelena Ostapenko wins the Women’s Singles French Open 2017 – Photo: ESPN

Favourite and no. 4 seed Simona Halep was upset by the unseeded Jelena Ostapenko. She beat Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 and got a great Birthday present!

Ostapenko had beaten Timea Bacsinszky in the Semis, who had eliminated Venus Williams.

FRENCH OPEN Men’s Singles Semis

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Photo: ESPN

Stan Wawrinka came back from 2 sets down to beat the no. 1 Andy Murray, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-1. He will meet ‘the King of Klay’, Rafael Nadal in the Final who defeated Dominic Thiem in straight sets.

USAIN BOLT’S FINAL RACE

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Photo: AMP Thrillist

Until the Men’s French Open Final, ensure that you watch the legend of Athletics, Usain Bolt run for the last time of his career on home soil at the Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica at 10:10pm!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Andy Murray wins Wimbledon and EURO 2016 final is up in an hour!

Andy Murray (2) won his 2nd Wimbledon Title and 3rd Grand Slam Title this morning by defeating Milos Raonic (6) 6-4, 7-6, 7-6. Raonic served well only losing serve once but Murray and the crowd were too pumped up and he did not have enough answers to complete rallies on Andy’s serve.

Andy Murray was in endless tears after the win. Emotional is an understatement. It definitely meant more to him than the 1st Wimbledon.

Congrats to Andy Murray.

UP NEXT at 2pm…

Suga’s thoughts? Ronaldo may feel he has a lot to prove because of Messi’s recent failure but France has a better chance and it is up to them to lose.