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Warriors ride Durant to beat Cavaliers and clinch NBA title

LeBron James has sparked speculation over his future-particularly whether he will remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers-after the team lost the NBA Finals Monday night. However, the Warriors were still able to overcome and reclaim their title from Cleveland , which beat them in last year's NBA Finals . In a slo-mo shot during the ABC broadcast, Riley's reflection was captured on the trophy as Curry was photographed with it. Read More »

Lakers rumors: Three reasons LA is a threat to get Klay Thompson

The San Antonio Spurs (12-1) and Boston Celtics (15-1) have the next best odds . " Oakland is over the moon for this team , and they really proved there is no place like home ". They've got 3/1 championship odds. Curry zipped up and down the court ending the game with 34 points, 10 assists, and six rebounds. "They did a great job , their front office and their players, by doing that recruiting, the things that they did in the summertime, and obviously it paid dividends". Read More »

Wanda Durant, Kevin Durant's mother, opens up about sacrifice

Kevin Durant , the Warriors' key free-agent acquisition last offseason, averaged 35 points eight rebounds and five assists during the series - setting a record for the highest point total in a five-game playoff series - and claimed the Russell Award as the Finals Most Valuable Player. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: England vs New Zealand match

Victory in this match would see England into the semi-finals, with New Zealand looking to kickstart their campaign in a 50-over tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide sides after a rain-induced no result in their opening clash with Australia . Read More »

7 talking points thrown up by the Premier League fixture list

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But to suggest it's as simple as that would be wrong, especially when you look back at how last season panned out - and so many seasons before that. At home , the most obvious fixture we would want to start off with is West Brom . In contrast, five out of Tottenham's six Champions League games are followed by a home game. Burnley have a tough run over Christmas, facing Tottenham , Man United and Liverpool (with a trip to Huddersfield in between) on the 23rd, 26th and 30th ... Read More »

Golden State Warriors Destroy Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant speaks at a news conference after Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland , Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. This time, everyone was healthy. One of the fans watching the players go through their pregame routines was Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Read More »

Kevin Durant named NBA Finals MVP in first championship run

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif ., Monday, June 12, 2017. "I think our guys just did a good job of hanging in there", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. Up until the post-game presscon, James remained defiant that the Cavs were capable of beating the Warriors team that dominated them in four of five games. Read More »

Golden rule returns as Warriors win NBA Finals rubber match against Cavaliers

But as the Warriors got settled and started to remember who they are and how they won - defense and ball movement - Durant settled into a rhythm, draining threes, finding the open teammate. So for me personally I have no reason to put my head down. In his first season with the Warriors , Durant led the team to a almost ideal postseason and joined the ranks among one of history's greatest teams, all with the unwavering support of his beloved mother Wanda. Read More »

England 'weren't good enough' in defeat to 10-man France - Kane

Striker Harry Kane scored twice and looks to be a real threat at global level, as does quick-minded attacking midfielder Dele Alli . Ousmane Dembele netted the victor just over 10 minutes from time as the 10 men Les Bleus downed the Three Lions at the Stade de France , after Harry Kane scored a brace either side of goals from Samuel Umtiti and Djibril Sidibe . Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: Pakistan fined for slow over-rate

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Or will England , the tournament host who are widely expected to win the second-highest prize in global cricket, continue their flawless run after winning three group stage matches, cruising into the Champions Trophy championship match? Pakistan entered the 2017 Champions Trophy as the eighth-ranked ODI side in the world - last of the eight teams qualifying for the tournament. Read More »

Dodgers' Puig makes obscene gesture at Cleveland fans

The Dodgers added another on a groundout in the eighth and then Bellinger, a rookie, smashed a three-run homer in the ninth to blow the game open. "There's really nothing I can do at this point". In two starts since coming off the DL, Kluber is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA. He retired six of the last seven batters he faced. The Indians made it a two-run game when Daniel Robertson belted a three-run home run onto the Home Run Porch in left field in the bottom of the ninth inning. Read More »

Johnson arrives for US Open after birth of child

He also won previous year! Gretzky had a C-section scheduled for Monday, ESPN .com's Ian O'Connor reported, and Johnson flew out to Erin Hills in Wisconsin on Tuesday. However, even if he isn't able to hoist the U.S. Open trophy for a second straight year, he already got a pretty great Father's Day present. "He feels good about the venue and the state of his game". Read More »

Real Madrid defends Ronaldo from tax fraud accusations

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of failing to pay 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) in taxes . Ronaldo , a native of Portugal, officially became a Spanish taxpayer in January 2010, according to the article. In a statement, the Spanish giants said Ronaldo had "always shown a clear will to fulfil all his tax obligations" since joining the club from Manchester United in 2009. Read More »

Yuvi's innings against Pak was game-changing: Kohli

Rajkumar further said that India's Sunday night performance has established that it can overcome the South African side to lift the trophy. Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss in what was the opening Group B match for both rivals in a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide teams. Read More »

Reasons: Why Predators lost in Cup Final

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Greats like Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux - the players Crosby was considered heir to - didn't just win scoring titles and MVPs and Stanley Cups. Last night's game averaged 7.086 million viewers, a 29 per cent increase from last year's Game 6. "I'm glad we still had the same group of guys altogether". Read More »

Warriors Clinch NBA Title After Beating Cavaliers in Game Five

The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions once again, and this time it's thanks largely to the newest addition to their starting five, Kevin Durant , who was awarded the NBA Finals MVP award for his play in the series. Replays showed that Durant did hit James on the head, which should have been his third personal foul. But after a season in which Curry and Durant both sacrificed personal accolades and attention to win a championship, it's hard to imagine either leaving ... Read More »

Sidney Crosby's Penguins Are The Best Penguins

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The team played the entire playoffs without top defenseman Kris Letang , and also dealt with several other key injuries throughout the season. With the league promoting _ some might say force-feeding _ non-traditional hockey markets such as Florida, Arizona, Las Vegas (next season) and, yes, Nashville , which proved during this Cup Final just how great the home fans are, Bettman's vision has to include parity in order to maintain a higher level of interest. Read More »

Nadal: 10th Roland Garros win is 'indescribable'

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As a result of his latest title, Nadal moves above the United States' Pete Sampras on the list of all-time Grand Slam winners. The victory also ended a three-year drought of major titles for Nadal, who won his ninth French Open title in 2014. Read More »

Lonzo Ball: "I Could Beat Jordan 1-on-1 Right Now"

In his only season with Kansas , Jackson posted an average of 16.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.6 steals per game. It could be Ball, Fultz, Fox or Jackson for the Lakers. One of the players who is rumored to be a target for the Lakers in the daily National Basketball Association trade rumors is DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings. Read More »

Warriors' Durant not simply along for Finals ride

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No team has ever gone undefeated in the playoffs and no team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a series in National Basketball Association history. It was a stunning display of offensive pyrotechnics that dovetailed with the Cavaliers' late-game collapse, a disheartening result that nearly felt unfair, unjust, undeserved. Read More »

Slater admits Maroons return is 'certainly rewarding'

Now welcomed back to the Maroons fold and primed for his Queensland debut in June 21's Origin II in Sydney - coincidentally at Oates' expense - Holmes took time to reflect on his ban. Walters conceded as well that he didn't consult with Cowboys coach Paul Green, who said he wasn't ready to play despite his form. Now Slater is back after being controversially snubbed for game one, Walters is keen to keep the Blues on their toes over where Boyd will feature in a new-look backline. Read More »

Man Utd making progress on Fabinho deal

With the signing of Swedish defender Victor Lindelof nearly set to be announced by Manchester United by the end of this week and with Alvaro Morata also possibly coming in this summer from Real Madrid , expect a busy transfer period from the Red Devils. Read More »

Swedish sleeper Viktor Arvidsson rising for Preds in Stanley Cup final

He popped for two assists in a series-opening win, set up the lone goal in Game 3 and scored the only goal himself in Game 4. It had everything to do with a remarkable performance by the 34-year-old goaltender. The Predators weren't shaken then, much like the Penguins aren't shaken now. Pittsburgh Penguins' Olli Maatta grabs his nose after being hit there by a Nashville Predators' stick during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final , Thursday, June 8, 2017 , in ... Read More »

Wood strikes key blow as England reach Champions Trophy semi-finals

Bangladesh and New Zealand head into their final group match of this year's Champions Trophy desperate for victory but knowing even a win in Cardiff on Friday may not take either of them into the semi-finals. "I think once they get out in the middle, things will just click into place, and yeah, hopefully we can play well on the 10th in Birmingham". "And Australia are one of the best teams - they always are in a white ball tournament". Read More »

Kane rescues England as hat tricks light up Euro qualifiers

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England were heading for a first qualifying defeat since October 2009 after Leigh Griffiths struck two glorious late free-kicks to wipe out substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's 70th-minute opener. We are in a great position to qualify now and with four games to go, we feel should win all of them". Scotland's team captain Scott Brown gestures during the World Cup Group F qualifying soccer match between Scotland and England at Hampden Park, Glasgow , Scotland , Saturday, ... Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko springs a surprise in French Open

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She has only previously reached the second round, but, having overcome such long odds at the French Open , she will be full of confidence heading into the competition. "It's like one out of 10". She broke to go up 4-3 on an improbably net cord, held for 5-3, then with the help of a slight mishit inside-out backhand broke Halep, raising her arms and screaming after slapping a victor off a serve on match point. Read More »

National Basketball Association title a vindication for Warriors' Durant

After helping the Golden State Warriors win the 2017 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, the 28-year-old athlete squashed his alleged (and hilarious!) beef with the "Love on the Brain" singer. Regardless, the likely end result is that they won't be going to the White House, whether it's because they decline an invitation or because they never get one. Read More »

Mr Met gives baseball fans the middle finger

Met's brush with infamy. To all you Mets fans out there, I wish you all the best. Oregon's mascot went on to show Houston who was boss by tackling the cougar and finished the attack with a little dance while standing over the cougar. 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 ... Read More »

'Unpredictable' Pakistan difficult to beat: Morgan

However, the young side managed to turns things around and surprised everyone with a stunning win against World no.1 side South Africa and then defeating their sub-continent opponent Sri Lanka . Meanwhile Sarfraz said: " England are a good team so we have to play positive cricket against them". But with the game getting the same wicket as the Pakistan versus Sri Lanka match , it could be slightly on the slower side. Read More »

French Open week one review

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Nadal , who turned 31 last week, has surrendered just 20 games in the tournament and he breezed past No. 18 Roberto Bautista Agut in the Round of 16 on Sunday. It's hard for me to imagine Nadal losing, but if he does I think it'll be to Thiem or Djokovic. Ramos-Vinolas looked tired at times in that set and Djokovic clearly had him on the ropes, but the Spaniard didn't go down without a fight. Read More »

Serbia tops World Cup qualifying group after draw with Wales

But, like he did in Cardiff last November, Aleksandar Mitrovic denied Wales victory by netting a 73rd-minute equaliser. Serbia top the group with 11 points from five games, with second-placed Ireland level on points but behind on goal difference ahead of their home game against Austria. Read More »