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Golden State takes 2nd National Basketball Association title in 3 years

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Durant, who will likely be crowned Finals MVP , finished with a team-high 39 points on 14-of-20 shooting. The 2017 NBA Championship title was a long-awaited, first-time title for finals MVP Kevin Durant . "I have no reason to put my head down". They weren't so Golden in their lone blemish, a Game 4 loss when they played some of the poorest defense in Finals history to spoil a ideal postseason. Read More »

No restrictions on people's food choice: Rajnath Singh assures northeast

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India-Myanmar border has the Free Movement Regime (FMR) which allows the tribes living along the border to travel 16-km across the boundary without visa restrictions. They can stay up to 72 hours with effective and valid permits issued by the designated authorities on either side. The home minister said the Assam Rifles has to play a multi-dimensional role while securing the border that include maintaining friendly relations with the people of the Northeast so that it can get various types of ... Read More »

New York Mets apologize after mascot Mr Met gives fans the finger

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Louis at home for a four-game split. Players like Travis Shaw and Eugenio Suarez might have seemed like intriguing trade options heading into the season, but with both the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds playing surprisingly well and with the Mets nearly 10 games back from the Nationals, it is becoming increasingly more likely that a long-term solution to this problem will not come until at least this upcoming offseason. Read More »

Durant, Warriors complete magical season

The Warriors and Cavs have now fought out the last three National Basketball Association finals, in what has become one of the great rivalries in National Basketball Association history. Durant tipped his hat to Cleveland, especially guard Kyrie Irving and forward LeBron James . He was named Most Valuable Player for the 2013-14 season after setting career highs of 32 points and 5.5 assists per game. Read More »

Three former Michigan State players plead not guilty to sexual assault charges

Three Michigan State football players have been charged with sexual assault related to an alleged January attack, according to a statement from the Ingham County prosecutor Monday afternoon. Robertson was kicked off the team in April after he was charged with sexual assault in a separate incident. MSU is being sued by more than 95 women in connection with alleged sexual assaults by former university doctor Larry Nassar . Read More »

Warriors' Draymond Green Stays In Game 4 After Technical Foul Fiasco

Green was allowed to stay in the game Friday night after officials said the first of two technical fouls charged to him had actually been called on coach Steve Kerr . But Green stood stoically on the floor, then egged on the crowd to raise the decibel level of their jeers toward him. He appeared to draw a second technical.until he didn't. Read More »

Pakistan victory sets up Champions Trophy semi-final against England

Earlier on Sunday, India knocked out South Africa of the tournament, ensuring its entrance at Edgbaston where it will meet Bangladesh in second Semi Final on June 15. Sri Lanka scored 236 all out batting first - higher than what should have been allowed considering the way Pakistan bowling had the Lanks in trouble. Read More »

Nothing goes right for Wawrinka in French Open loss to Nadal

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After a 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 tour de force against Stan Wawrinka in the final at Roland Garros on Sunday, capping two weeks of almost flawless tennis on red clay - zero sets conceded; only 35 games dropped in seven matches - Nadal was asked whether he would rate himself as highly as ever right now. Read More »

Durant's late heroics power Warriors over Cavaliers

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The former MVP has taken over every game of the series so far, and put the Warriors in a very comfortable position with an nearly insurmountable 3-0 series lead. Seven of those points came from Durant, including this triple with 45 seconds to play to give Golden State the lead for good. The NBA Finals on ABC continues with Game 4 on Friday, June 9, at 9 p.m. Read More »

Warriors join Bulls, Lakers, Celtics on list of NBA's greats

But he offered a glimpse of what more he could offer by averaging more than 30 points per game during a 4-1 series win over the Cavaliers in the Finals . Kevin Durant won MVP the year before and also is still in his prime, maybe even playing his best basketball . Golden State is so good, Andre Iguodala , the 2015 Finals MVP, barely gets mentioned. Read More »

Begovic touts Terry for Bournemouth move

Paul Mariner talks how Jermain Defoe is still such a success in the Premier League and what he'll bring to Bournemouth should they end up signing him. 'He's a great player and a great guy as well, so from that point of view it would be really, really good. Terry is reportedly open to joining Villa , but he is also considering offers from some of the Premier League sides. Read More »

Australia endure second Champions Trophy washout

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Australia , whose final group match is against England in Birmingham on June 10, were the victims of one of the all-time great upsets when Bangladesh beat them by five wickets in a one-day global in Cardiff in 2005. "I think every single team has had a long summer". On the other hand, Bangladesh may not have won its first match against England but its batting was impressive. Read More »

Pakistan stun South Africa with rain-hit, 19-run win

Batting first South Africa scored a modest 219 for eight in 50 overs. After the spinners did the initial damage, paceman Hasan Ali took three for 24 in eight overs. I don't think it's really a huge problem at all. Rabada hit 26 off 23 before also falling to a catch from Hasan, who dived to his right to take a skied shot off recalled left-arm quick Junaid Khan. Read More »

Naholo urges Lions to add Pacific Islands to future tours

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But the Lions rallied and led 22-13 when captain Sam Warburton capped a strong comeback from injury with a try in 53rd minute, wading through tackles from a ruck 10 metres out. Still, there are those who remain positive for the Lions cause - including the players themselves who will now head to Rotorua to face the Maori. Read More »

Rafael Nadal superstitions the player is always seen doing

When I watch him on TV I will be just as happy". "No one has ever performed better in Paris , and his opponent [Wawrinka] is not a bad player". In the Emirates ATP rankings released Monday, Wawrinka remains No 3, while Novak Djokovic moved two notches down to No 4. Read More »

Nadal, Djokovic launch French Open assaults

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Fifth seed Milos Raonic also made light work of his Belgium opponent Steve Darcis , cruising to a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory. "He's an uncomfortable opponent that already had some good victories this year", said Nadal . This is exactly what I need at this moment, a person like him [who] understands the transitions as a tennis player and as a person, as well, going through lifestyle and certain choices that you make, how that affects you later on. Read More »

HSBC share price: Investec turns bearish on lender

Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of STAN in report on Friday, November 20 with "Underweight" rating. SunTrust initiated the shares of LOCO in report on Thursday, October 8 with "Buy" rating. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.72 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.61, from 1.64 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 28 investors sold MMC shares while 218 reduced holdings. Read More »

Southgate and Kane on Scotland draw

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It was like watching a heavyweight boxer against a middleweight. Hart was slated for his contribution to Leigh Griffiths' double free-kick, as well as a moment of madness that involved a back-pass. "At 1-0 down against England , it is always going to be a tough ask to get back into the game, but we showed resilience and what we are all about by getting ourselves back into it and then into the lead", he said on ITV1. Read More »

Stuart Hogg may have lost sight if he stayed with the Lions

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Reserve fly half Marty Banks landed a wide penalty with six minutes remaining and then held the tourists out to secure victory in the Highlanders' first match against an worldwide team. Kyle Sinckler has questioned how referee Angus Gardner decided that the Highlanders had gained a dominance in the scrum that brought the two match-deciding penalties in the 23-22 defeat for the British and Irish Highlanders . Read More »

Durant, Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

Last summer, Durant , who made a decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder in free agency, elected to join forces with another superstar in Stephen Curry as well as Draymond Green and Klay Thompson to make Golden State a super team , and the group was close to unstoppable in the regular season and postseason. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor may fight August 26

But later in the day, Bob Bennett, the executive director of the NAC, told the Los Angeles Times that Mayweather Promotions had retracted the request . According to the current schedule at T-Mobile Arena, August 12 and 19 are now open as well as September 9. At 28, McGregor appears to be in his fighting prime after a very busy 2016 that saw him involved in two of the biggest bouts on pay-per-view while also becoming the first ever simultaneous two-division champion in UFC history. Read More »

Where to Watch Stanley Cup online

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Our guys have a tremendous amount of confidence in him. "We need to play a better game", Laviolette said. "We all know it". Of the eleven shots that Rinne faced in Game 1 , the defense was out of position on about six of them not including the one that deflected off Mattias Eckholm. Read More »

Watch French Open 2017 quarterfinals live on TV, online

Nadal will next face No. 20 seed and fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta , who beat fifth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-4, 8-6 in the fourth round after 4 hours, 17 minutes. The major thing to me is that Rafael Nadal looks just as unstoppable as I thought he would, at this point I'd be shocked if he didn't win the tournament. Read More »

Nadal already working towards 11th French Open title

A Grand Slam title (his 18th throughout the career) and two Masters 1000 in a row (Indian Wells and Miami) are samples of how risky this player remains after all these years. "I try my best in all events", Nadal said . "For me, every Roland Garros has been very important". Greatest player ever probably to play our sport. Read More »

Medical advice forced Lions into ending Stuart Hogg's tour early

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The Lions showed attacking intent, with captain Sam Warburton among the try-scorers as he fights to secure his Test spot after a run of injuries. Jonathan Joseph , Tommy Seymour , captain Sam Warburton were the ones who got over the line while Dan Biggar kicked seven points from the tee and they even led 22-13 with 25 minutes to go. Read More »

Watch a 6-year-old spell 'nyctinasty' at the National Spelling Bee

Addo, 13, correctly spelled "imprecatory" and "taciturnity" in Wednesday's oral rounds, which were televised by ESPN3. There was a bit of drama for Erin to advance, however. Sam Thomas says hearing the National Spelling Bee announcer say, "Correct" is the best feeling in the world. . Following the exam, the students will compete in an all-day competition of onstage spelling. Read More »

Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers for title

After getting his own back this time around, Durant said: " He averaged a triple-double - you just can't stop the guy - but we got him. James had just become the first player in National Basketball Association history to average a triple-double in the Finals after scoring 41 points with 13 rebounds and eight assists in Game 5 Monday night. Read More »

Fleury accepted Penguins request to waive no-movement clause

But he was, for the most part, solid for the Penguins in the playoffs with Murray sidelined. Reality, however, may start to climb back in for fans now that the expansion draft is near. The request indicates the Penguins will choose to protect Murray over Fleury. With Vegas needing a capable starting goalie, Fleury has been discussed as a potential option for that role with the Golden Knights. Read More »

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to National Basketball Association title

The Golden State Warriors celebrate with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland , California. "So, this is the culmination of a year where they grew together and learned each other's games and got better and better all year, and it was just phenomenal to be part of". Read More »

Royals give up five in ninth inning, fall to Astros

The 2015 American League Cy Young Award victor is 9-0 this season and leads the majors in victories, ERA (1.67) and WHIP (0.87). The 2015 NL Cy Young Award victor is holding batters to a.183 average. He walked none and struck out four. The run tied the game at 1-1 in the seventh after the Astros scored a run in the sixth inning. CHICAGO - The Cubs have placed right-hander Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day disabled list because of tendinitis in his pitching hand. Read More »

Manchester United close in on signing long-time target Fabinho for £40million

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Fabinho's wife Rebeca Tavares is reported to have dropped a hint on social media regarding the deal by liking an Instagram post by a United fan asking Fabinho to join the Red Devils this summer. Fabinho, who has a contract with Monaco until June 30, 2021, is reportedly valued at £40million. According to him, Fabinho's move to Manchester United is a "done deal" and an official announcement over the club switch is being held up because the player is on holiday. Read More »