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Durant adds more star power to NBA Finals

In order for Golden State to sign Durant to a maximum possible extension, the team would have to renounce its rights to 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala and fellow free agent Shaun Livingston to create room under the salary cap. This matchup has seemed ordained since James walked off the court in Oakland last June, having delivered his native northeast OH its first major team championship since 1964. Read More »

Durant stars in NBA Finals game one win

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Thursday, June 1: Cleveland at Golden State, 9 p.m. The defensive woes that plagued the Cavaliers late in the regular season were glaring against the star-laden Golden State Warriors in a 113-91 loss in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Read More »

Senators take the champs to the final bell

The victor ill go on to face the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Finals . Much more importantly, the Senators killed all three Pittsburgh power plays including two in the first period. Maybe the embarrassment of the loss was what Ottawa needed. But just because the Senators haven't been here before, that doesn't mean they aren't confident. Read More »

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees

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He also walked two and struck out four while snapping his own string of three straight wins. In his previous start, on May 5, he lasted 3 2/3 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays. Earlier in the day, the Blue Jays designated for assignment Mike Bolsinger , who did a decent job filling in as a starter for Toronto over the past three weeks after the rotation was depleted by injury. Read More »

Jared Payne ruled out of Lions' opening tour match

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The current tour is something of a break from tradition for the Lions , who have played nearly exclusively against New Zealand's provincial teams on previous visits. "It's all about winning the test series". "No one's really backing us, which is fine, but it's a chance for us to play against the best in the world and put our best foot forward", he said. Read More »

France, Ireland, SAfrica confirm bids for 2023 Rugby WCup

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South Africa, who have failed in three successive bids, would stage the final at Soccer City in Johannesburg, the showpiece venue for the 2010 soccer World Cup. "The reality is, in no previous tournament has there ever been a situation where there hasn't been an operating profit". Earlier, Browne allayed fears that the Irish public will be with a huge bill if the World Cup comes to the island. Read More »

Salah's agent negotiates personal terms with Liverpool

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Liverpool are very likely to make an approach for Mohamed Salah , according to B/R. Salah initially joined Roma from Chelsea on loan in 2015, and has since netted 43 times in 108 matches. Salah was under contract with English Premier League side Chelsea, where he played just 13 times in a season and a half. In April 2016, Salah publicly revealed his admiration for Liverpool and also explained why his switch to Anfield collapsed in 2014. Read More »

Finals pick up where they left off

The Warriors and Cavs will meet in the NBA Finals for the third straight time , to the surprise of none, but who has more at stake this series? Kerr hasn't coached Golden State - 12-0 heading into its third straight Finals against LeBron James and the Cavs - since Game 2 of the first round against Portland. Read More »

Del Potro consoles injured foe, doing 'what my heart feels'

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It also brought Del Potro down to his side of the court, where he comforted Almagro . Del Potro and Spain's Nicolas Almagro had won a set apiece and were locked at 1-1 in the third when Almagro succumbed to the knee injury that has been troubling him throughout the clay court season. Read More »

Warriors smash Cavaliers in NBA Finals opener

Russillo: Lonzo Ball is specialBruschi: Cowboys coaches shouldn't "get cute" with offenseTristan Thompson doesn't need game plan to excelR. Many of Durant's biggest naysayers said he would fold under the pressure of going up against LeBron and defer to Stephen Curry on offense. Read More »

GOP House candidate who assaulted reporter wins Montana election

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Meanwhile, the Montana Secretary of State's office was receiving calls from people asking to change their vote, even though this is not allowed under state law. Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault . The author of the Fox News account later clarified that Gianforte had one hand on each side of Jacobs's neck , a detail that did not alter her previous retelling. Read More »

Stokes and Woakes ready to lead transformed England on home soil

After Jason Roy's miserable run of form continued when he fell for just one, Alex Hales (95) was the dominant presence in a second-wicket stand of 159 with Root. "It's a really good start and something to build on and hopefully we can do that". Woakes, who came into the match following a thigh problem and could now be replaced by next-in-line Steven Finn if this side strain proves serious, was not the only injury worry for England , with Root hobbling during his 10th one-day global ... Read More »

Lewis Hamilton: Monaco GP shows Ferrari favouring Sebastian Vettel

From there, Vettel drove away from Raikkonen easily, taking Ferrari's first win in the principality since Michael Schumacher's triumph in 2001. "It's one of those days where you wish you'd led a bit more", he said after the ceremony. "As a matter of fact, I think we have been since the beginning of the season". Read More »

Real Madrid closing in on Kylian Mbappe

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And the 18-year-old has also revealed that he will consult France boss Didier Deschamps about which club to join. He has already earned two France caps and he became the second-youngest player, only behind Maryan Wisnieski, to feature for the national team at 18 years, 3 months and days when making his debut back in March. Read More »

Trump and Merkel 'get along very well': White House

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Saturday night from his first foreign trip by firing off a tweet that criticized Germany. However, Trump blasted back against Merkel on Tuesday, tweeting Americans "have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO&military". Read More »

Chelsea receive more than £150m in payments from Premier League

On top of that, clubs were awarded a "facility fee" for appearing on TV, a "merit" fee based on their final league position, a £4.8m additional payment from the central pot and a share of £782m in overseas TV rights. PREMIER LEAGUE champions Chelsea raked in £151million in prize money in 2016-17... with 20th placed Sunderland even bagging £93m. Those teams were Aston Villa, Cardiff, Fulham, Newcastle, Norwich, QPR, Reading and Wigan. Read More »

Pittsburgh, other cities defy President Trump's decision to leave Paris Agreement

US allies voiced dismay over Trump's move, and France, Germany and Italy dismissed his suggestion that the global pact could be revised. Withdrawing would leave the United States as one of just three countries outside the agreement. Other California elected officials and business leaders were also critical of Trump's decision . The decision also isolates the USA on an important issue as the global community aims to continue efforts to curb climate change. Read More »

Golden State Warriors: Road to the Finals

And as for being the underdog, that does not bother James , as he has been favored in just two of his previous seven trips to the NBA Finals . This Finals proves to be as exciting as ever as the Warriors look to bounce back from last years defeat and reassert themselves as the NBA's best team. Read More »

Senior PGA win puts Bernhard Langer on top of career majors list

Vijay Singh used his power to take advantage of rain-softened Trump National, shooting a 5-under 67 to move one shot ahead of Bernhard Langer in the third round of the Senior PGA Championship . "And now have surpassed Jack Nicklaus in majors on this tour is pretty unique". There were key moments at four straight holes starting at the eighth, where Langer made a 6-foot putt for par. Read More »

The Celtics Won The Game

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At the end of the day, Boston's win made the series interesting and gave more people a reason to watch Game 4 and gave Boston the chance to turn the tide against the Eastern Conference powerhouse. On his way to the postgame news conference, the superstar got into an exchange with a fan who heckled him about his rough night. But this to me was a flawless example [of the Cavs saying] 'We're going to win the series. Read More »

Women's Champions League Bouhaddi earns Lyon title

But Precheur's parting gift at the end of his three-year reign was a second consecutive treble of French League, French Cup and Champions League. "Sarah is great with her feet", Lyon coach Gerard Precheur said. Despite a healthy contingent of 'Ultras' more used to following PSG's men's team amongst the 22,000 crowd in the Welsh capital, the Parisians could not make history and Lyon's domination of women's football, at home and on the continent, continued. Read More »

LeBron James' L.A. home reportedly vandalized with racist graffiti

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James does not live in the house, which is in the Brentwood area, and he was not believed to be in it at the time. After Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was the target of racial slurs while playing against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, James said , "Racism, we know, exists". Read More »

Just one week for Djokovic and Agassi

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The 14th-seeded American recorded his worse result ever at the clay-court Grand Slam , losing 7-5, 7-5, 6-3 in the first round to Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic. Fifth-seed Milos Raonic of Canada has made light work of 38th-ranked Steve Darcis to cruise into the next round. Muguruza's victory was an emphatic one and the manner in which she overcame a former champion was impressive however her performance certainly was not flawless. Read More »

Read tracking nicely for Lions Test return

Bath and England wing Anthony Watson , meanwhile, joins Hogg and Seymour in the back three. "Ideally, we'd love to win all of those games but, as long as we get better and better after each fixture, then that's good". Gatland also included Ireland captain Rory Best , Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones and Scotland's Greig Laidlaw , a late call-up to the squad, all of whom can take the leadership role should Warburton be substituted after getting match fitness under his belt. Read More »

Rockies use pair of homers to outlast Mariners 6-3

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James Paxton returned Wednesday from four weeks on the disabled list and pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings as the Mariners stretched their winning streak to four games with a 5-0 victory over Colorado at Safeco Field. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 62 hits and 20 RBI while Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager have combined for 101 hits and 70 RBI. Cruz was hit on the top of his left hand by a pitch from Colorado starter Kyle Freeland in the third inning and was pulled for a pinch hitter in ... Read More »

Fletcher to join Stoke at the end of the deal

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Albion boss Tony Pulis had been confident Fletcher would stay at The Hawthorns but his departure will be a major blow to the manager. Fletcher has been speaking following the confirmation of his move to Stoke and the 33-year-old has expressed his excitement at the new challenge ahead at the Britannia Stadium. Read More »

LeBron James' Los Angeles home vandalized with slur

Investigators are looking for any possible suspect involved, Los Angeles police spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said. He added that, by the time officers had arrived at the scene, the offending word had been painted over by management staff. "The most unfortunate part is that I can't be with my kids right now", James said. "But my wife is unbelievable. she said everything's fine, so that helps me out a lot". Read More »

Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1, 113-91

On the strength of a 16-for-32 performance from the field, the Golden State Warriors took a 35-30 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers after the first quarter of Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals from Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Curry's surge to open the second half pulled the Warriors away to stay. Curry's second three-pointer inside of one minute gave the Warriors a 73-52 lead with 8:03 to play in the third quarter. Read More »

John Terry tells 26th minute sub critics he doesn't care

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The afternoon was not without its emotion, either, on what was Chelsea captain John Terry's farewell to Stamford Bridge after announcing he will be leaving this summer after 22 years at the club. It is incredible. It is my first season here in England and I want to say thanks to all the people that voted for me. "I promise you I couldn't care a less". Read More »

IPL 2017: In a heartfelt message Gautam Gambhir thanks KKR fans

The leggie gobbled up Sunil Narine, Gambhir and Colin de Grandhomme in that order in an opening spell of 3-0-11-3 before returning in the 15th over to get rid of Jaggi (28, 31b, 3x4). The Railways' player said being left out of the team in the initial phase of the league didn't affect him much. Nathan Coulter-Nile had the best bowling figure for KKR with 3/20 in four overs while Umesh Yadav picked up couple of wickets. Read More »

England beat Bangladesh: Joe Root's stunning performance erases miserable past

To chase 306 against any side, even in the ideal batting conditions of The Oval , is a challenge. You can get out in that sort of fashion when you're short on runs. "It seemed to ease off at the back end of the innings". Stokes made up most of the shortfall but Joe Root's part-time spin was needed too. In this game there was another altercation at the post-match handshakes between Tamim Iqbal and Ben Stokes . Read More »

What to watch for in the 2017 NBA Finals | Cavs vs Warriors

The acquisition sent quakes throughout the National Basketball Association and all but assured the Warriors , who went on to post the league's best record, a ticket back to the Finals . That series turned when Green was suspended for Game 5 and James and Kyrie Irving took over from there. "The whole underdog thing is amusing to me, because, yeah, at the end of the day we are defending our title", Love told reporters. Read More »

Argentina begins new era under coach Sampaoli

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However, the La Liga outfit confirmed on Thursday evening that his €1.5 million release clause had been paid. He has also coached Chile and club Universidad de Chile, having tremendous success at both, including guiding the nation to its first ever Copa America title in 2015, with a penalty-kick shootout win over his birth country. Read More »