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Warriors take 2-0 lead in NBA Finals; Halep through to French Open quarters

Kevin Durant has been in red-hot form and is proving to be the difference between the two sides in the NBA Finals.

Kevin Durant has been in red-hot form and is proving to be the difference between the two sides in the NBA Finals.   | Photo Credit: AP

Not in the mood to go through the sports news in detail, but can’t quite get yourself to do away with it either? Here’s what we have to offer: read on to get a summary of all the main sports events that have been covered.

Athletics

Van Niekerk wins at Boston

Usually, the 200m race – the one in which Usain Bolt currently holds the world record – is conducted in a 400m track, which means that there is a bend that has to be negotiated.

In the absence of such bends in the street race at Boston, Van Niekerk – the reigning Olympic champion and world record holder in 400m – blazed through to victory in 19.84 seconds. Van Niekerk used this event to tune up for the World Championships, where he intends to participate in both 200m and 400m.

Basketball

Durant continues to be on fire

Kevin Durant top-scored in Game 2 of the NBA Finals as well, his 33 points, along with Stephen Curry’s 32 points, helping Golden State Warriors rout defending champions Cleveland Cavaliers 132-113.

Victory was sweeter as coach Steve Kerr returned to the side, having missed 11 games owing to health issues.

The Warriors would however take nothing for granted as they were 2-0 up in the NBA Finals last year as well, only to eventually lose out 4-3.

Tennis

Halep enters last-eight at French Open

Following the defeat of defending champion Garbine Muguruza over the weekend, the women’s section of the French Open is set to have a new Grand Slam winner (all the players still alive in the tournament have never won any of the four Grand Slam events before).

Third seeded Simona Halep – a losing finalist in the 2014 French Open – signalled her intentions to be that new winner, blitzing past Carla Suarez Navarro on Monday. Her 6-1, 6-1 victory took her just one hour.

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