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Twins draft California prep shortstop Royce Lewis at No

Last June the Philadelphia Phillies signed California prep outfielder Mickey Moniak for $6.1 million - or 67.7 percent of the slot value of $9.015 million for the No. McKay had teams considering whether they should draft him as a pitcher, hitter - or both. They also didn't decide to pick Lewis until right before the Draft. Read More »

James' 3-on-3? Johnson, Jordan

So probably not. I probably won't be a part of the 3-on-3 matchup that it has to offer". The USA's LeBron James during the Men's Basketball Final between USA and Spain at the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic games. There's a lot of talk about 3-on-3 basketball these days. Sometimes even the greatest stars need to sit back, relax and put on a game of women's basketball. Read More »

Houston Astros place ace Dallas Keuchel on disabled list again


Herrera's ERA jumped to 5.55 as he gave up four runs in one-third of an inning. The Astros loaded the bases and a Jake Marisnick single brought another run. He walked none and struck out four. Jason Hammel sent Aoki home with a balk. The only thing close to an early Kansas City hit was Alcides Escobar's third-inning high chopper on which McCullers made a leaping catch and threw out the batter at first. Read More »

Golden State Warriors Reclaim NBA Championship Title

Durant - who swapped the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Warriors in the off-season - walked away with the Finals MVP award after scoring 39 points in game five. "It's just a great group of guys, great community, great arena, great fans", Durant said. But they were one of the most aggressive teams I had ever played against. Read More »

Warriors Top Cavs win second championship in 3 years

Durant has attracted ire for his decision to join the Warriors, who won 73 games a year ago but lost a 3-1 lead in the 2016 Finals to James' Cleveland Cavaliers . "You can talk about whatever happens on the outside, but inside those lines, I come to bring it every day", Durant said. "I'm pretty sure we'll be back and we'll be ready to battle again", he said, while sharing glowing remarks about James, who became the first ever player to average a triple-double in the finals (33.6 points, 12.0 ... Read More »

Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to clinch NBA title

If we all hold each other we might get through it together. "Obviously it paid dividends". (AP Photo/Ben Margot). Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry , bottom, reacts under forward Kevin Durant (35) and forward Draymond Green during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif .,. Read More »

NBA Finals 2017: Kevin Durant, mother Wanda celebrate after Warriors clinch title

Kerr acknowledged that this season's title was different than the others. Durant faced backlash throughout the National Basketball Association season because of his decision to leave Oklahoma City and join Golden State last offseason. Throughout the playoffs coach Steve Kerr encouraged his team to enjoy the ride, to "play with joy". "That's a tough play to stop". The Warriors also did much of this without their head coach on the sideline for an extended period of this postseason. Read More »

Shortstop Royce Lewis drafted first overall by Twins


Lewis is the sixth player ever selected in the draft out of JSerra Catholic High School , and the highest since catcher Austin Hedges was selected by the Padres in the second round in 2011. He helped TCU reach this year's College World Series with a 5-1 record and 69 strikeouts in 73 ⁄3 innings. He batted.562 with 25 home runs, 61 RBIs, 22 stolen bases and 53 runs as a senior, earning Gatorade Kentucky Baseball Player of the Year honors. Read More »

Greene picked for arm, McKay for bat near top of MLB draft


The 18-year-old Lewis played both shortstop and outfield in high school. Baseball America described him as having "one of the loosest, most fluid swings in the draft class" with good understanding of the strike zone and "electric bat speed" on inside pitches. Read More »

Warriors Beat Cavs in 5 Games: Become 2017 NBA Champs


Kevin Durant and Steph Curry have been superb for Golden State in Game 5 of the NBA Finals . This time, King James gave way to KD, who was the NBA Finals MVP 10 years after being picked second in the NBA draft behind Greg Oden. The Warriors best know that to take him out of the equation would likely mean that their team wouldn't be as stable as it was with him serving as the glue to the entire machine. Read More »

Durant, Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

Stephen Curry added 34 points, 10 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals as Golden State closed out its second title in three years after squandering a 3-1 lead a year ago to the Cavs. Kyrie Irving had 26 points while JR Smith had 25. Having added Durant last off-season to the talents of Curry , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green among others, it was perhaps hardly surprising they should sweep all before them. Read More »

Captain Smith admits frustration as rain foils Australia


As a result, Australia are struck with two points in two games with both ending in no result while Bangladesh have opened their account in the tournament after losing the opening game to England . Steve Smith has used Head consistently before Maxwell and considering Australia's all-out pace attack, he might be dependent on Head's off breaks in the middle overs. Read More »

NBA Finals Game 5 Television ratings the best since 1998

Per the release, the game posted a metered market rating of 16.0, which is the highest for a Game 5 since the 1998 NBA Finals . The game peaked with an 18.8 rating from 11:30 to 11:45 p.m. The 2017 NBA Finals is expected to go down as one of the most-watched championship series ever from a ratings standpoint, even with the series going just five games. Read More »

Golden State Warriors fans go wild after NBA Championship win

The win provided redemption for the Warriors , who brought Kevin Durant over from the Oklahoma City Thunder last offseason to bolster their already high-powered offense. The Cavs shot 53 percent from the field, made 11 threes on 46 percent, scored 120, and still lost. James' desperation was contagious, and his ability to get to nearly every loose ball helped keep the Cavs close. Read More »

Nike airs 'Debate This' ad after Kevin Durant becomes National Basketball Association champion

Clutch bucket after clutch bucket. He rose up for the clean midrange look that made it 116-106, then darted down the lane past Kyle Korver for a lay-in that kept the Cavs at bay again. If you recall, Golden State capped off a historic season past year by going up 3-1 in their series against the Cavs. only to come up short. 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 »

Golden again: Durant, Curry lead Warriors to second title in three years

For ex-Spartans forward Draymond Green , his third consecutive appearance in the National Basketball Association finals meant redemption. From the Bay all the way to OKC. Smith buried a left-wing three in transition on the other. They committed four turnovers in five possessions that helped fuel a 16-3 Cleveland run, including 10 points by James, as the Cavaliers took a 20-12 lead. Read More »

Warriors win back National Basketball Association crown

When talking about Finals MVP Kevin Durant after the game, Stephen Curry said one title was not the number the pair were thinking about. The Warriors became the first Bay Area team to capture a championship at home since the A's finished the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1974 World Series. Read More »

India stroll into semifinals with rout of South Africa


England and Bangladesh have already qualified from Group A. "We win that time, we chased 300, so definitely our confidence is very high playing in Cardiff ", Sarfraz told reporters after Monday's triumph. "England is a very good team, a very, very good team". So far, his miscued pull against Sri Lanka , which lobbed to cover, and his airy scythed drive to backward point against Pakistan , which sent him back for his first golden duck in one-day internationals, have been pure hit and hope. Read More »

Liverpool end Van Dijk interest

Van Dijk had even informed Southampton that he wished to leave in order to work under manager Jurgen Klopp. But the Saints insist they have not yet had any official bids for any of their players. Liverpool also face a hard situation in the deal to sign Mohamed Salah with Roma digging their heels over a fee. Van Dijk wants the transfer and Southampton will not want to hold on to a player who is unhappy. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavs to win NBA title

The last time the Warriors claimed the National Basketball Association championship in 2015, Andre Iguodala was named Finals MVP. James was valiant in defeat for the Cavs with 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. Kevin Durant has his ring. Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston bring skills on both ends that the Cavaliers could have desperately used in the series. Read More »

Capsule preview of the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals matchup


It's what we should want - the two best teams on the biggest stage. "I went when I was 23 years old, and it felt like the Western Conference Finals was nearly like the championship". "Are you going to be happy with the outcome if you lose?" "[I'm] due for a few big games or whatever". “Its been a long journey, some ups and downs but its well worth it once you get here in the Finals , ” Williams said. Read More »

US, Mexico draw in qualifier

The request went unheeded during the eventual 1-1 tie. Arena said . "We know you can never really do that". Bradley also had words of praise for U.S. Most importantly, the players are all put into positions where they are most likely to succeed. Bradley added: "The game went the way we expected it, the way we wanted. Read More »