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Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors

Kevin Durant has 21 points and Steph Curry has 20 for the Warriors, who are two quarters away from their second championship in three years. The Warriors, who beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them past year after squandering a 3-1 series lead, went a record-setting 16-1 in the playoffs, their only loss coming in Game Four of the best-of-seven championship. Read More »

Warriors defeat Cavaliers to win 2017 NBA championship

To win his first National Basketball Association title, Durant had to overcome Cavaliers forward LeBron James , whose former Miami Heat team defeated Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 Finals. David West fought for the ball with Irving, then they got tangled up and Tristan Thompson entered the fray and he and West went at each other face-to-face. Read More »

Warriors win National Basketball Association title

The win is the Warriors second title in three years while on the other side, James goes to three wins and five losses in the NBA Finals . "So for us to be able to do it in front of our home crowd, something I'll remember for a very long time". Read More »

Is Golden State's Durant the best player in the world?

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He delivered another performance that reminded everyone he remains the NBA's best player. Golden State Warriors took a 3-0 lead over defending champions Cleveland Cavaliers with a 118-113 victory in the best-of-seven NBA Finals . "We'll see what happens", James said. For me personally, I gave everything I had tonight. After the warp-speed Golden State Warriors overran the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first two games of the NBA Finals , with Durant averaging 35.5 points in the ... Read More »

Warriors beat Cavs to win second National Basketball Association title in three years

They would build a double-digit lead and somehow LeBron James and Kyrie Irving would get Cleveland back within five or six. OAKLAND, Calif. (AP ) - They made their group plea to Kevin Durant last summer, Stephen Curry and the core of the Golden State Warriors traveling cross-country to go at a prized free agent the only way they do it around here: with "Strength in Numbers". Read More »

Penguins' Stanley Cup victory parade will be held Wednesday

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has waived his no-movement clause for the expansion draft, according to multiple reports. He will be left unprotected in the upcoming NHL Expansion Draft as the Penguins will protect Matt Murray as their goaltender. Read More »

Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka to win 10th French Open title

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Agonizingly close to winning a 15th major at the Australian Open in January - he lost to great rival and Wawrinka's fellow Swiss Roger Federer after holding a break lead in the fifth set - there was simply no denying Nadal at Roland Garros as he ended a three-year drought at majors. Read More »

Injury ends Hogg's Lions tour

We saw about four different specialists: one of them said he'd be alright and another said it's potentially serious and that he could lose his sight if he plays. "You have to give the Highlanders credit because they forced the pressure to give away penalties , but we have to keep penalties to single figures". Read More »

Aleksandar Mitrovic denies Wales after Aaron Ramsey hits spot against Serbia

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Wales striker Sam Vokes will win his 50th cap having been named in the starting XI for this evening's World Cup qualifier with Serbia . In front of over 40,000 spectators at the Rajko Mitic Stadium, Wales took the lead in the 35th minute through an Aaron Ramsey penalty, while Aleksandar Mitrovic equalized in the 73rd minute, Tanjug has reported. Read More »

No repeat for James, Cavs

Stephen Curry added 34 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and three steals as Golden State closed out its second title in three years after squandering a 3-1 lead a year ago to the Cavs to miss a repeat. James had a spectacular series, averaging 33.6 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists but it wasn't enough. Kyrie Irving had 26 points and J.R. Smith 25 for the Cavaliers, who, like the Warriors, were competing in their third straight Finals. Read More »

French Open roundup from day seven

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The Scot got the better of his rival to win Olympic gold before losing a five-hour marathon in the Davis Cup semi-finals. Murray, the top seed, fought to a tiebreak win in the first set and narrowly took the second before del Potro lost all his steam and dropped the third set without winning a game. Read More »

Florida State headed to CWS for first time since 2012

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After three weather delays, the Seminoles stormed to a 19-0 rout of Sam Houston State on Sunday, sweeping the super regional for Florida State's first trip to the College World Series since 2012. FSU would walk and single their way to putting up a big number on the night with SHSU committing plenty of errors to help them out. He had a one-out double in the seventh, advanced to third on a Taylor Beene ground out and then was stranded. Read More »

Draymond Green eyes Game 5 redemption, not technical KO

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Green said he believed that Davis, the referee who called the technical in the third quarter, did think it was Green's second technical foul and was prepared to eject him for a relatively mild reaction to a foul. If they lose, the Warriors take the series and the championship. "Thank God I get to play on Monday", Green said. They are at home thinking about me. Read More »

Warriors have chance to clinch NBA title at home

A coach responsible for revitalizing the Warriors' franchise and changing the dynamics of the National Basketball Association won his second title in three seasons on Monday, but for Kerr, just being able to handle the rigors of coaching again was a reward in and of itself. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of 14.7 million euro tax evasion

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Spain's prosecutor's office reportedly filed the suit on Tuesday for evading tax to the tune of 14.7 million Euros between 2011-2014. As per mirror.co.uk, the prosecutor's office, in a statement, said Ronaldo had knowingly used a " business structure " created in 2010 to hide his income in Spain from his image rights. Read More »

Kevin Durant wins 2017 NBA Finals MVP award

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Their superior depth proved vital, with Warriors bench players contributing 35 points - including 20 from Andre Iguodala - to just seven for the Cavs' back-ups. The average resale value for Game 5 tickets on the Golden State Warriors website is $1,731 - 20 percent higher than last year's Game 5 tickets, which averaged $1,444. Read More »

James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

The Cavaliers shot 62 percent from the field in the first quarter while taking a 37-33 lead, but the Warriors dominated the second quarter to grab a 11-point halftime advantage. The Cavs managed to stave off elimination once in this series with a 137-116 win in Game 4 at home but couldn't pull off another improbable comeback this year. Read More »

Summerhays takes three-shot Memorial lead as Dufner falters

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But even for Watson, it all started with Dufner's bad day. It is a 72 hole tournament. For a guy in Dufner who rarely shows emotion and usually answers questions in a monotone, Fowler believes his friend is sometimes a bit misunderstood. "I hit three or four shots that I almost couldn't miss them, even though I tried on 17". So many putts were just so close . "I feel like if I wanted to have a chance to win today that I needed to hit it close", he said. Read More »

Warriors deliver knockout punch to Cavs, win NBA championship

The Warriors won 129. Kevin Durant led the way for the Warriors with 39 points, with Stephen Curry contributing 34. As Curry said after the win, "We accomplished something special". "The way that he embraced the opportunity in the Finals, it was unbelievable", Curry said. Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors are five minutes away from a title. Read More »

All Blacks coach praises Lions despite slow start to tour

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Gatland has also gone with what many regard as the Lions' top halfbacks combination in Ireland scrumhalf Conor Murray and England flyhalf Owen Farrell. He has got some good footwork and is explosive. Sam Warburton is nursing an ankle strain and the game at AMI Stadium comes too soon for the Lions tour leader. Read More »

Dodgers select Jeren Kendall with 23rd overall pick

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With the 23rd overall pick in the draft, the Dodgers have selected outfielder Jeren Kendall from Vanderbilt University. Kendall will be following Walker Buehler who is now rising through the ranks of the Dodgers organization. The draft resumes today. Check out these highlights from his college career. "I think that's definitely Kendall's area of improvement". "I'm sure our coaches will work on that area". Read More »

Team Halep on regrouping after tough loss in Roland Garros final

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Next on the agenda for Ostapenko is the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, although it is a sign of just what an outsider she was that she is not yet even in the field. That's the way she plays, we've always known that. The more players who, like Ostapenko, can step up, the better. More than the aces, lobs and smashes from the world's most fit tennis players, what also grabs the eyeballs when they play is their courtside style. Read More »

Griezmann extends Atletico deal until 2022

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Sources have, however, told ESPN FC that United have not entirely abandoned their interest in Griezmann and that they could move for the player at some stage in the coming year. Oblak meanwhile, has an £85M release clause in his current deal in Spain and was voted Liga's best keeper for the second year running. The Madrid club finished third in La Liga last season and exited the Champions League at the semi-final stage. Read More »

Warriors top Cavaliers to win NBA title

He averaged 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists in the Cavs seven-game series win over the Warriors in 2016, finishing it with three of the greatest games of his career in succession. Golden State was not going to allow history to repeat itself. The Cavs kept the series alive by winning their second home game of the series, and the nerves likely started creeping in among Warriors fans after the visitors led for much of the first half in game five in Oakland . Read More »

Kyrie Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination

The Warrior fans certainly felt they deserved it after what happened in the 2016 Finals. The Warriors won both those games comfortably. But if the Warriors want to avoid a historic collapse, a meltdown that would surpass even last June, they better handle their business in Game 5. Read More »

Australia's Steve Smith frustrated by Oval abandonment

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But it was their turn to look ruefully to the skies at The Oval as the weather closed in with Australia 83-1 after 16 overs - with just four more needed to constitute a game - having bowled Bangladesh out for 182. Smith's side now need to beat hosts England in their final group match , in Birmingham, on Saturday, and hope other results go in their favour to have any chance of progressing to the semifinals. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers to clinch NBA title

Golden State will be at full strength this time , and while the Warriors have finally lost a game, they haven't lost any confidence. Durant has averaged 34.3 points on 52.3 percent shooting to contribute to the team's lead over the Cavs. Read More »

Scotland boss proud of players after draw with England

Leigh Griffiths scored two late free-kicks - his first worldwide goals - to cancel out Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's opener and leave Scotland on the brink of a crucial win in Group F. "It (the goal) is definitely up at the top, it was a special day", Kane said. "For me it was great to get that goal and be captain but whoever the gaffer chooses, there are plenty of leaders". Read More »

Players have no fears about Wimbledon despite London attack

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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 31-year-old Spaniard is looking to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam event. Fourth seed Nadal will face either Canada's Milos Raonic or Spain's Pablo Carreño Busta for a place in the semi-finals. Read More »

Djokovic in Winning Start to Title Defense, Life with Agassi

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After securing a double break in the second set, Djokovic began showing signs of frustration, which climaxed after missing a forehand to be broken that saw him thump the ball into the net in huge anger. Open, and lost early again at the Australian Open. Prior to the tournament, Rafael Nadal said he considers Paris his second home due to the past success at Roland Garros . Read More »

French Open 2017: Men's results - Final

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I was always a little bit between [thoughts] for few reasons. "You were too good". "And second, all the effort I have been doing last few weeks to get to my best level again, to get some confidence again, and to win all those matches, some tough matches". Read More »

Record-breaking Cavaliers turn up the heat on Golden State

The Cavs shot 62 percent from the field in the first quarter while taking a 37-33 lead, but the Warriors dominated the second quarter to grab a 11-point halftime advantage. "They're coming right after us, so we have to get after them", he said. With his team trailing 3-1 and a backs-against-the-wall mentality in full force, Lue stepped out of his comfort box when asked about the amount of trash talk and nastiness within this series, but particularly in Game 4. Read More »

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

Along with Durant, the Warriors' superior bench play was a major factor in their Game 5 victory. Golden State plays under a set of offensive-friendly rules, and critics said they wouldn't have stood up to the rugged play of the past. "Can't make any excuses". But the Warriors also had shooting that would have made them the envy of even some of the toughest teams of all-time. Coverage begins at 5:00pm with a 6:00pm scheduled tip-off. Read More »