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Kevin Durant Shows DC Love After NBA Championship Win

Those words were a lament by my Hong Kong friend on my Facebook feed last week, after the Golden State Warriors ambushed the Cleveland Cavaliers for a vital, come-from-behind Game Three win that, in retrospect, was key to them winning their latest title. Read More »

Controversial Yasiel Puig returns with obscene gesture to Cleveland fans

Against the Sox, he lasted just 2.2 innings and gave up nine hits. With a strikeout of Puig in the fifth, Kluber became the 11th Indians pitcher to reach 1,000 strikeouts in his career. Daniel Robertson also notched a mark in the home run column for the first time in his brief major league tenure (351 career plate appearances). But Hernandez, pinch-hitting for Chase Utley, hit a 1-2 pitch over the right field wall for his sixth home run. Read More »

Presidential spokesman says Israel destroys any chance of peace

Although Israel unilaterally withdrew from Gaza in 2005, now more than half a million Jewish settlers reside across the West Bank and East Jerusalem in over 230 settlements . Construction in recent years has involved expanding existing settlements in the West Bank, with many countries warning it is gradually eating away at any chance of a two- state solution with the Palestinians. Read More »

Scotland 2-2 England

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While Harry Kane didn't contribute to the glut of hat tricks in European qualifying for the World Cup , the England striker grabbed a crucial equalizer in a chaotic finale against Scotland on Saturday. "There was too much pace on the ball for Hart to get there and it's just a poor lack of concentration at the end has cost us three points". "I was looking to do the exact same with the second free-kick". Read More »

Congressional women's team hits practice field

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On the morning of Wednesday, June 14, a gunman opened fire on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, at a congressional baseball game practice. U.S. Hodgkinson, who had been living in his van in Alexandria for the past few months, had posted anti-Trump rhetoric on his Facebook page and had written letters to his hometown newspaper blaming Republicans for what he considered an agenda favoring the wealthy. Read More »

Phil Mickelson officially withdraws from US Open

Open and more than held his own, a birdie at the last capping a respectable even-par 72. But when the year's second major championship got under way in ideal conditions on Thursday, Mickelson officially withdrew and left first alternate Roberto Diaz to take his place alongside Stewart Cink and Steve Stricker in a group due to tee off at 2.20pm local time. Read More »

Pakistan bowlers restrict England to 211

Rumman Raees , in for injured fellow left-arm quick Mohammad Amir , took two for 44 on his ODI debut. Pakistan: Sarfraz Khan (c and wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman , Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan , Mohammed Amir, Mohammed Hafeez, Shadab Khan and Shoaib Malik . Read More »

Scalise Honored With LSU Hats at Congressional Baseball Game

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Scalise, a congressman from Louisiana who is the No. 3 House Republican, suffered injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding after being shot in the left hip on a baseball field in Alexandria where he and other lawmakers were practicing for a charity baseball game. Read More »

Playing both sides: Fultz happy to land with Lakers, Celtics

The Lakers also hosted individual workouts for Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox and Kansas guard/forward Josh Jackson , while also watching Jackson in Sacramento and Fox in Thousand Oaks through his sports agency. The Knicks have the eighth overall pick in June's draft. While Jackson likely has not been promised anything by Los Angeles, if he continues to impress at workouts it will improve his stock to become the second pick in the draft. Read More »

Reaching final of Champions trophy a great achievement, Yousaf

Mohammad Hafeez (R) and Babar Azam walks back to the pavilion after Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final cricket match between England and Pakistan . Pakistan turned the run chase into a formality. They lost to them in a World Cup quarter-final two years ago and India were also the opponents when Bangladesh, needing two runs to win off three balls, somehow lost three wickets instead as they were beaten in Bangalore to be eliminated from last year's World Twenty20. Read More »

Golden State Warriors turn down traditional champion meeting with USA president

On Wednesday, Curry said that "as a team", the Warriors will "have a conversation" about a possible White House visit. Durant went on to receive d the MVP award, the highest honor of the finals. Along with Curry that day were Iguodala, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson . But controversial policies and outlandish statements by President Donald Trump have upset many USA professional athletes, including players from the predominantly African American NBA . Read More »

USGA says blimp crash at Open came in open field

Masters champion Sergio Garcia (No. 7) shot a 70. On a wild day of highs and lows - and even a commercial blimp that crashed and caught fire outside the golf course during the round - Fowler emerged with a one-shot lead over Paul Casey and U.S. Read More »

Ostapenko reaches first Grand Slam final on 20th birthday at French Open

Halep has played back-to-back three set matches and seems to have gotten stronger in both of the final sets, which is a positive sign considering she has a long history of letting frustration takeover matches. Simona Halep (ROU) celebrates match point during her match against Elina Svitolina (UKR) on day eleven of the 2017 French Open tennis tournament at Stade Roland Garros . Read More »

Late goal gives Stanley Cup to Penguins

Crosby , who was widely considered the heir to Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky , silenced any remaining critics by helping his Pittsburgh Penguins become the first team in nearly 20 years to repeat as National Hockey League champions and picked up a second consecutive Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP as well. Read More »

Parade marking Warriors' title rolls in Oakland

The Cavaliers are next at 3-1 and this year's finalists are the teams that have single-digit odds. New York City-based financial advisor at CNBC Josh Brown claims he heard the news from several reports. They were the devastating force everybody expected them to be, and one could argue that they exceeded expectations in their first season together. Durant, in accepting the Final's MVP Award, agreed. Read More »

Sarfraz proud as 'no chance' Pakistan reach final

Root tried to steady the ship as England attempted to set a big total, but the middle order of Eoin Morgan , Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali offered little against the Shaheens' passionate bowling attack. "It's a very proud moment for me as a captain, and for our country as well that such a young side which was grossly underestimated at the start of the tournament - and nobody thought we'll make it to the knockouts, has performed so well", he started. Read More »

Oakland triumphant as parade celebrates Warriors title

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But on Thursday the city made headlines for good news. For two-time National Basketball Association champion and two-time league MVP, that would come out to be a whopping $205 million over five years. "I don't believe we're a superteam here". Mary High School in Akron, he plans to "always push forward and not look backwards" during the offseason and ready himself for the pursuit of an eighth straight trip to The Finals. Read More »

India to play Pakistan in Champions Trophy final

Both teams have a lot of expectations". In fact after three successive boundaries off a Bhuvneshwar over, Rahim was more keen on rotating the strike. Forcing the big shot, spinner Kedar Jadhav bowled Tamim for 70, ending a crucial third wicket partnership of 123 runs. Read More »

Spectators capture video of blimp catching fire, crashing at US Open

Aerial video from a television news helicopter showed pieces of the flattened blimp on the field along with charred metal and grass. The pilot parachuted out of the blimp before it crashed. The company that operates the blimp says the only person aboard, the pilot, was "OK", but being taken to a hospital. "It started deflating, and then it started going down", said Bryan Rosine. Read More »

Blimp crashes near US Open in Wisconsin

Videos on social media showed pros who were warming up at the Erin Hills golf course pointing at the blimp as it tumbled out of the sky. "It started deflating, and then it started going down", Bryan Rosine told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel . Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game raising money for Capitol Police fund

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The members of Congress who lead their respective parties' baseball teams in an annual fundraising game spoke out after a Wednesday morning shooting (June 14) at an Alexandria, Virginia, park that left four people wounded. So, representatives from DE (our first state) play on the same team as those from Arkansas (our 25th state) against congressmen from Tennessee (our 16th state) and Colorado (our 38th state). Read More »

Morgan vows England will 'stay true' to beliefs after Pakistan heartbreak

Pakistan defeated England to qualify for the final of the 50-over tournament. It was Pakistan's third win from as many matches in the Welsh capital, including their triumph over England in September previous year, a victory in the final game of a five-match ODI series that helped them avoid a 5-0 series defeat. Read More »

Morgan blames pitch as England crash out

Sport does have this uncanny knack of not sticking to script. "The pressure on them to win the home World Cup in 2019 has been cranked up by several notches". Tournament rules continue to dictate matches be played on used pitches, which will dust up and stay low - even in England and Wales. Hitting boundaries proved hard, however, and a clearly frustrated Hales, on 13, spooned Rumman Raees to cover with a loose drive. Read More »

Miami as much a threat as Boston to sign Gordon Hayward

Griffin also is said to have noticed the way Boston embraced Paul Pierce during his final visit. The Celtics have avoided risk throughout their rebuild, but it would obviously be enticing to give up no assets while acquiring a 20-something big man who, when healthy, ranks as one of the NBA's best players. Read More »

Trump decries shooting of top Congressman

Police secure the area near the baseball field where dozens of Republican members of Congress were fired upon, wounding five people. He has been identified as James T Hodgkinson. Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC said he had just left the practice and encountered the apparent gunman in the parking lot before the shooting. One Capitol Hill police officer suffered a gunshot wound. Read More »

Sam Warburton: 'I could miss first British & Irish Lions Test'

However, the All Blacks have released fly-half Lima Sopoaga and unsafe winger Waisake Naholo back to the franchise for their showcase against the Lions . "When I play well and I am match-fit, I am aggressive in the tackle, I'll contribute handful of good carries, and you become a lineout option". "But more importantly, which hasn't been a factor in the last three games, is turnovers". Read More »

Blimp crashes near US Open

That also would be the play for anyone within a stroke or two of the lead and needing a birdie Sunday. BetStars Director of Trading Ian Marmion said: "Having only turned professional a year ago, Jon Rahm has already emerged as a top contender to clinch the US Open trophy this year". Read More »

Kevin Durant's non-foul on LeBron James looms large in Warriors' run

Golden State teammates Draymond Green (23) and Klay Thompson (right) celebrate after Monday's 129-120 victory over Cleveland for the Warriors' second. If you're looking for a great way to celebrate Durant and the Warriors win, customize a pair now while you have a chance from nike .com. "I was anxious, I was jittery". Read More »

Johnson seeks to repeat as US Open champion

But McIlroy accepted and Dalke won. And then. yeah, it's a weird one. "If I get that many looks, I normally shoot 8 under par, typically", he added. That's eight straight U.S. "That's not the way you want to start off". Part of the intrigue surrounding this championship is that the players chasing the second major of the season are as much in the dark about how this big-shouldered, fescue-framed, inland links course will play as those of us who will be watching. Read More »

Kimball 1st IndyCar pole comes with record run at Texas

I thought it was good racing. All signs point to yes so far. He led 26 laps, but that's all he had to show on his first career pole. Kimball was flying across the Texas oval with an average speed well over 222 miles per hour. Coyne could use a good result for the No. 18 entry to make the best out of a tough situation. The ground: Last year's race saw many cars run incredibly low; James Hinchcliffe wound up being penalized (and knocked out of slim championship contention) for his auto ... Read More »

Novak Djokovic v Dominic Thiem - player profiles

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Though his mettle was tested in a first set that saw him trail by a break twice, the 30-year-old pushed through in a tiebreaker and used the momentum to put wind in his sails for the final two sets. Wozniacki, who made her only other quarter-final appearance at Roland Garros in 2010, will next meet Latvian teenager Jelena Ostapenko, a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 victor over 2010 finalist Samantha Stosur. Read More »