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Referees explain the mix-up on the Draymond Green technical foul

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With all the criticism he received for his part in transforming a side that had just won 73 regular-season games into a super-team, Durant excelled throughout the finals, scoring 39 points in game five and ultimately being awarded the finals MVP along with winning his first National Basketball Association championship ring. Read More »

Afghans mourn a day after massive truck bombing kills 90

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The bomb exploded in the diplomatic quarter near the German Embassy and the Afghan presidential palace. A spokesman for Taliban insurgents said he was gathering information. Earlier this year, U.S. Gen. John Nicholson described the current military situation in Afghanistan against the Taliban as a "stalemate". He condemned what he called an attack on "those who are in Afghanistan, working with the people there for a better future". Read More »

Draymond Green shoots up list of Cleveland villains

Green and the Warriors did a fantastic job recruiting Durant, and their success appears to have created the latest National Basketball Association dynasty. "It's insane to think that [Davis] thought that was my second technical foul, and I would get a technical foul for that, but whatever", Green said. Read More »

Triple Bombings in Kabul Leave 18 Dead, 20 Injured

Haroon Mutaref, one of the protest organizers, said the demonstrations would continue despite the clashes. "Kabul´s Italian-run Emergency Hospital said 20 people had been reported killed and 16 wounded had been brought to the hospital". Alam Ezadyar's son was about to be buried. But Kabul's police chief said two protesters were killed, and that 25 police officers were wounded by rocks thrown from demonstrators. Read More »

Durant's non-foul looms large in Warriors' game-deciding run

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The superteam kept the Cavaliers from accomplishing their goal of defending the 2016 championship, and James took a question about how he viewed Golden State in terms of what it might mean for his own future in the league. Durant - drafted as second-overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics in 2007 - was an easy choice for the Finals MVP. Durant's stellar play all season and throughout the playoffs vindicated Golden State's massive payout to the superstar in a controversial off-season deal. Read More »

Retailer tied to Ole Miss NCAA case files civil complaint

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Lewis and Jones, both recruits at the time of the alleged incidents, said they received hundreds of dollars worth of free merchandise, but Ole Miss argued Rebel Rags' purchase records disproved those claims. Mississippi State had no comment on the situation. Additionally, it discredits the testimony of the students because in the course of the investigation, no parties were allowed to cross-examine the witnesses on the behalf of any of the parties implicated. Read More »

Australia skipper Mile Jedinak out of Confederations Cup

The best of those came after a quarter of an hour when James Troisi - one of five current or former Melbourne Victory players in the starting line-up for Australia - fed another ex-Victory man in Aziz Behich down the left. Speaking of, this is the final test for Ange Postecoglou his side before heading over to Russian Federation for the Confederations Cup before their opening game against Germany next weekend. Read More »

Draft Notes: Twins, Reds, Rays, Braves

The school had Dakota Hudson selected in the first round last year by the St. Louis Cardinals , making this the first time they've had first round picks in consecutive years since 2012 and 2013. UC Irvine second baseman Keston Hiura went ninth to Milwaukee even though he was limited to DH duties this season and is expected to have surgery once he signs. Read More »

Twins make speedy shortstop top pick

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With the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 #MLBDraft , the Cincinnati #Reds select RHP/SS Hunter Greene from Notre Dame (CA) High School! "If there was ever a young man who could live up to a Sports Illustrated cover at age 17, I think Hunter's that young man", Commissioner Rob Manfred said. Read More »

Warriors back as National Basketball Association champions

But these Warriors are a challenge unlike any other. Right after the pass to Iguodala to put the Warriors up eight, Durant nailed a 3 to erase the Love and-1 seconds prior. "A lot of guys cried because they wanted it bad". Green through four Finals games has been hampered by foul trouble, by emotional outbursts, by uncharacteristically poor decisions and by 35.6-percent shooting, including 25 percent beyond the arc. Read More »

NBA Finals 2017: Dethroned, LeBron James talks future after historic performance

He was named NBA Finals MVP, as he scored 30 or more points in each of the 5 games. LeBron James and other Cavaliers kept talking to Green throughout the quarter and he responded by smiling each time. "He's had an incredible career, but he just took it to the next level", said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr . "Couple turnovers, couple bad shots and that led to them getting out on the break and getting out in transition", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. Read More »

Cops: Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home

Police are investigating the vandalism, which occurred on the eve of the NBA Finals. An unnamed source told NBC News that the "n-word" was spray-painted on a front gate on the property. "But my family is safe and that's what's important". "It just goes to show that racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America". James, the three-time National Basketball Association champion, is an African American. Read More »

LeBron and co not about to give up on NBA Finals

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Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors shoots against JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers . Looking at the betting trends , the Warriors are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games, 23-6-1 ATS in their last 30 games overall and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 NBA Championship games. Read More »

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry Help Bring NBA Title Back to Oakland

Durant's stellar play all season and throughout the playoffs vindicated Golden State's massive payout to the superstar in a controversial off-season deal. "We learned from everything we've been through", Curry said during the trophy celebration. Durant shot 14-of-20 and added seven rebounds and five assists in the title victor. Read More »

Onyekuru rejects West Ham

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But West Ham have reached the player first and will look to secure the Nigerian's signature this week. And according to a source close Onyekuru, the Hammers are set to make a second bid for the winger. However, Onyekuru has been convinced by West Ham that a move to the London Stadium would be of greater benefit to his career and will offer him the platform to play regularly in the Premier League. Read More »

England-France Match To Honour UK Terror Victims With Oasis

I am not in a rush to make that decision. "I think in the past one or two goalkeepers have sort of given up global football because they've not had that chance, so I'm conscious of keeping people involved". But Joe has been excellent for us. His contribution has been excellent since I've been manager. "There are many areas we could have done better". That said, I don't want anyone to feel completely comfortable. Read More »

Nadal Wins 10th French Open, Makes Tennis History

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Past year an emotional Nadal withdrew from the French Open due to injury, but 12 months later the imperious left-hander dropped to his favourite red surface with his head in his hands before clutching the Coupe des Mousquetaires like a newborn baby. Read More »

Chelsea eye potential Eden Hazard replacement

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In preparation, Antonio Conte is lining up a £45m switch for the Italy worldwide - with first contact already made. It is believed that the 2016/17 Premier League champions have offered the Belgium global a new contract worth £300 000 (R4.8 million) a week, but the player is yet to sign the new deal. Read More »

Ryon Healy homers twice for 5 RBIs, A's beat Blue Jays

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Toronto Blue Jays' Chris Coghlan can not catch an RBI-double hit by Oakland Athletics' Khris Davis during the first inning of RBI-double a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Mark Canha returned to right field for the A's a day after being scratched with a stomach bug. NOTES: A's LF Khris Davis left the game in the top of the eighth with tightness in a calf that developed over the game. Read More »

Everton agree fee to buy Sunderland keeper Pickford

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The Goodison Park club registered their interest in the 23-year-old shortly after Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League but their initial valuation was rejected. Everton are now said to have met their asking price, with a bid which could reach that fee if Pickford's move is a success. Previous year he brought in fellow Dutchman Maarten Stekelenburg but neither he nor Joel Robles could nail down a regular spot between the posts as they made 19 Premier League starts each. Read More »

Fleury waives NMC, will be exposed to Vegas

It hasn't even been 24 hours since the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup , but thoughts have already turned to the future of one particular player. This spring, with Murray injured to start the playoffs, Fleury was absolutely brilliant in lifting up the Penguins and leading them to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals (2 of the top 4 teams in the league from the regular season). Read More »

Mitrovic equalises late as Serbia earn point vs. Wales

Aaron Ramsey had given Wales a 35th-minute lead - his "Panenka" penalty coming at the same stadium where Czechoslovakia's Antonin Panenka had put his name in football folklore with a chipped spot-kick at the 1976 European Championship. Read More »