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Golden State Warriors Win NBA Finals Over Cleveland Cavaliers

We battled and I told him we're tied up now and we'll try to do this thing again". Memories of the Warriors blowing a 3-1 lead in last year's Finals surely came flooding back. The loss gives Lebron a 3-5 record now in his eight finals appearances. Durant has now scored 25 points or more in each of his first 10 finals games - a feat previously achieved only by Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal. Read More »

Nadal up, Djokovic down in ATP charts

When watching Rafael Nadal stroll towards an unprecedented 10th French Open title yesterday afternoon, it was hard to believe how a man so dominant could be on the brink of his first Grand Slam title for three whole years. Nadal's total Grand Slam title count now stands at 15, moving him past Pete Sampras into second on the Open era men's leaderboard , behind Federer (18 ) and ahead of Djokovic and Australian legend Roy Emerson , both of whom have 12 majors to their names. Read More »

McGregor fight had possible August 26th date?

He must first apply for his Nevada boxing license, which must be renewed annually. Floyd Senior! A knock on Mayweather's age! Mayweather Promotions, which represents the retired boxer, will reportedly request ask the Nevada Athletic Commission to reserve that date as soon as negotiations on the super-fight are complete, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN . Read More »

Mourinho looking for cut-rate Morata deal — Transfer Focus

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However, it seems that the Jose Mourinho managed club are going to open their account with a bang in the transfer window, with the acquisition of #Real Madrid's young Spansih striker Alvaro Morata . AC Milan were also interested in Morata, with Lopez revealing their offer simply fell short before they instead opted to sign Porto striker Andre Silva. Read More »

Judge clouts 22nd homer, propels Yankees past Angels 5-3

Perhaps I'm just spoiled. "He made a mistake to Schoop and gave up a couple hits, but he settled back in and didn't let it snowball", Girardi added. "But if that's what it took, it worked". So far after 60 games they have shown that they have the talent to make a serious run at a World Series championship. Read More »

Matt Murray remains Penguins starter for Game 5

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Nashville Predators' Viktor Arvidsson (38) and Pittsburgh Penguins' Carl Hagelin (62) trade punches during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh . After dropping Games 3 and 4 by a combined 9-2 margin, the Penguins came out like a bunch determined to wrestle back control of the final and inch one step closer to back-to-back Cups. Read More »

Warriors top Cavs for title

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Durant, coupled with Stephen Curry to form one of the most potent offensive duos in modern league history, scored 39 points as the Warriors vanquished the Cavaliers 129-120 to win the best-of-seven series in five games. Durant appeared to commit his third foul on the play, but the officials let it go and the game quickly turned. Lue: I think that the first two games we talked about past year, you can go over all the shootarounds the walkthroughs you want to go through, but until you ... Read More »

Attorney: ex-NFL star Irvin innocent of sex battery claims

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The 51-year-old Irvin was a star receiver for the University of Miami and the Dallas Cowboys. "This has been the most hard thing that my family and I have ever had to endure", he said at the onset of the press conference. ET on Tuesday "to address allegations of sexual assault and the Broward State Attorney's evaluation of potential charges". The Fort Lauderdale Police Department turned over its findings to the state attorney's office, a Fort Lauderdale PD spokesman told SportsDay's ... Read More »

Djokovic, Muguzura, Nadal in action at French Open

He will now face either Milos Raonic or Pablo Carreno Busta in the last eight. Nadal continued his merciless form at Roland Garros by sending 17th seeded compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. Thiem took just seven games in a semifinal with Djokovic in Paris last season, but he looks to be playing at a different level than he did last spring-or even two weeks ago. Read More »

Nadal rolls to his 10th French Open title

Nadal played brilliantly all two weeks, dropping zero sets and only 35 games. "You have less stability on grass", Nadal said . "But if I am healthy and I am able to have the right preparation and feel healthy during Wimbledon , then probably gonna have my chances to play well". Read More »

Durant Leads Warriors to NBA Championship

Durant did indeed join a ready-made contender by teaming up with two-time reigning league MVP Stephen Curry on a team that won it all in 2015 and were runners-up previous year after a season in which they had a record 73 wins in 82 games. Read More »

LeBron James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

Kevin Durant scored 39 points and seven rebounds on 14-of-20 from the field, including a slew of second half post-up possessions that saw him ether all comers with turnaround jumpers, drives to the rim and step-backs. "To have teammates that encourage you, that lift you up, that's what we all need in life", he said . DiClemente lowered his third-quarter earnings estimate for Disney to $1.55 a share from $1.62 and wrote he expects NBA-related advertising revenue to fall 20% to 25%, or about ... Read More »

Highlanders defeat British and Irish Lions 23-22

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So the Lions have now lost both their midweek games, which means their game against the Maori All Blacks on Saturday takes on even more significance. The Lions produced a brilliant try to Joseph in which their backs at last showed finishing skill. Pass master: Dan Biggar looks for a wide pass against the Highlanders . Read More »

Francis student headed to National Spelling Bee finals

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Tejas Muthusamy, an eighth grader from George H. Moody Middle School in Henrico, was the only one to prevail to the finals. Although her brother couldn't make it to the bee to watch her, her mother, Priya Balasubramanian, spent Wednesday cheering her on from the audience. Read More »

Kevin Durant named 2017 Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP

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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been named the 2017 Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP for his performance in the team's five-game series victory. "I wanted to be one of the guys". You want to achieve the highest honour in the team sport, which is winning the championship. During the regular season, Durant averaged 25.1 points per game and set a career high with 8.3 rebounds per contest. Read More »

Former Newcastle midfielder's memorial to be held in Beijing

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His body has now been flown back to his home country for a private funeral service for members of his family. Teammates of footballer Cheick Tiote held a memorial in his honour on Tuesday on the outskirts of Beijing . "Since joining Beijing Enterprise Group FC in Feb, 2017, Mr. Cheik Tiote has made significant contributions to the club". He also played at Twente in the Netherlands before joining Newcastle in 2010, going on to make more than 150 appearances. Read More »

Stephen Curry on Warriors After 2017 Title Win: 'We're Just Getting Started'

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There was more than a touch of pay-back Monday night. What made them great: Just missed following through on Malone's "Fo', fo', fo'" vow while delivering Erving's long-awaited first National Basketball Association championship. There is already talk of LeBron moving out west in 2018 to challenge the Warriors in their conference. Durant appeared to commit his third foul on the play, but the officials let it go and the game quickly turned. Read More »

Golden State Warriors win National Basketball Association championship against Cleveland Cavaliers

The Warriors also won titles in 1947 and 1956, when the team was based in Philadelphia, and took the crown in 1975 and 2015 after moving to the San Francisco Bay area, but had never clinched a title at home. 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. Read More »

I'm devastated to miss out on England's shot at success: Woakes

With around seven an over needed from the final 10 overs, England kicked on with Morgan (75 not out from 61 balls) twice clearing the ropes and Root, hobbling slightly after rolling his ankle, going through to three figures. England's number three battled cramp to anchor a tricky 300-plus run chase, constructing his 129-ball knock in a meticulous manner and staying at the crease for nearly 45 overs to score the winning runs with back-to-back boundaries. Read More »

Hate crimes on the rise in Canada, Muslims targeted: StatsCan

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The findings were published on Tuesday by Statistics Canada. The agency also noted that the information in its report only covers incidents that were reported to police. Incidents targeting Catholics also increased, jumping from 35 to 55. In just one year, between 2014 and 2015, that number increased by 59 per cent: from 99 in 2014 to 159 the following year. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers for NBA Championship

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) shoots against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland , Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. With 4:13 left, as the Cavs kept coming, Durant saw Curry sneaking into the paint and found him with a pass from near the halfcourt line that led to his layup and put the Warriors up 14. Read More »

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 »