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No questioning Durant's decision now as Warriors near title

LeBron James scored 39 points with 11 rebounds and nine assists, and Kyrie Irving added 38 points. With his Cleveland Cavaliers trailing the Warriors 3-0 in the NBA Finals , James was asked if it's good for the league, or even fair, to have such a dominant team. Read More »

United States official makes brief appearance at G7 environment summit

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Alongside Syria and Nicaragua, the U.S.is now the only nation not participating in the accord. Italy holds the G7 presidency for 2017. The United States' partners in the G-7 club of wealthy democracies vowed Sunday to pursue efforts to curb climate change despite a rift caused by the American withdrawal from the Paris accord. Read More »

Sessions denies third meeting with Russian Federation envoy

The president said he is willing to testify under oath on these points. "It's my judgment that it would be inappropriate for me to answer and reveal private conversations with the president when he has not had an opportunity to review the questions and make a decision on whether to approve such an answer", Sessions said. Read More »

Lions lose again as Highlanders snatch win in Dunedin

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Despite seven players being unavailable due to New Zealand and Maori All Blacks commitments, hooker Liam Coltman, flyhalf Lima Sopoaga and winger Waisake Naholo were all included in coach Tony Brown 's starting side named on Sunday. "Our discipline on Saturday (against the Crusaders).we kept penalties to single figures and for one reason or another that didn't happen here". "They were pretty hard on the ball so give them credit there but we turned over too much ball in attack". Read More »

Andy Murray battles past Juan Martin Del Potro

What do you want me to say? They're all very small opportunities, small margins, and a few points here and there. Lopez next plays US Open victor Marin Cilic after the Croat overwhelmed Russian Konstantin Kravchuk 6-3 6-2 6-2. "Well now it's pretty OK". "I can run. I can slide everywhere". I've got to keep taking the initiative to bully players with it when I can. 'I think that is what we are looking for, to play on the big arenas like here, centre court, and to play against the world No. Read More »

Tillerson: N. Korea frees long-detained American university student

After the game, the VICE crew and the players were rushed across Pyongyang unexpectedly for a dinner with Kim and other members of North Korea's government. Two Ohio senators are denouncing North Korea after a resident of their state was said to be in a coma after being released from a prison in that country. Read More »

Finals MVP Durant celebrates with fans outside Oracle Arena

The Cavs narrowed the gap slightly in the third but the Warriors were able to keep their opponents at arm's length to wrap up a second title in three years. While the former Oklahoma City Thunder star was clearly a deserving choice, there's a case that could be made that Lebron James was the better option - even though his Cavaliers managed to win just one game during the series. Read More »

LeBron James Won't Play In 3-On-3 At Olympics

If he did play, James revealed that his dream teammates would be Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson . Although he likely won't participate in 2020, James had no problem answering who he'd like on his team in a 3-on-3 situation: National Basketball Association legends Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan . Read More »

Nothing goes right for Wawrinka in French Open loss to Nadal

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It's the most important tournament in my career and to win again is something I can't describe". Third seed Wawrinka arrived full of confidence as, at 32, he tried to become the oldest French Open victor since Andres Gimeno in 1972. " Wawrinka is a very unsafe opponent, so my mentality was that I can not give him the chance to be back on the match", he added. Wawrinka at least forced Nadal to serve out the set but that proved to be no problem, with the Swiss destroying his racket ... Read More »

Lakers want Lonzo Ball in for second workout

I'm just about wrapping it up right now. In one season at Kansas , he averaged 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.7 steals per game. "I was kind of in my comfort zone back then", Jackson said. Fox worked out for the Sacramento Kings and has more auditions scheduled. While Lonzo is considered a top-two talent in the upcoming NBA Draft on June 22, the Lakers, whom Ball has expressed interest in playing for, haven't committed to him at No. Read More »

India cruise to win in easy South Africa encounter

Two silly run-outs of captain AB de Villiers and David Miller cost South Africa dear, putting them under unnecessary pressure from which they never recovered. Dhawan has posted three centuries, averages 90.57 and owns a strike rate of exactly 100 - all records for batsmen who have scored more than 400 runs, Watch out, Bangladesh! The onus was on du Plessis to then bat through the innings. Read More »

Twins take SS Royce Lewis with first pick of Major League Baseball draft

The 6-foot-4, 220- pound first baseman leads the conference in batting average (.387), slugging (.810), on-base percentage (.495), hits (96), RBIs (82), doubles (30), home runs (23) and total bases (201). "Once I heard my name called, it was an wonderful feeling", Lewis, ranked by MLB Pipeline as the No. 5 prospect in this year's Draft, said. McKay told the Tampa Bay Times that Minnesota made him an offer to be the first overall pick, but he thought he "could get a better offer from ... Read More »

Durant put the Dubs up 3-0 with Tremendous 4th Quarter

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But Durant exploded for 14 in the fourth quarter, including a pull-up 3-pointer over LeBron James with 45 seconds left and the Warriors down 2. "In the past, we kind of got haywire and hectic". "He's been an unbelievable player in this league for a long time, and he senses this is his time, his moment, his team", Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told reporters during the post-game press conference. Read More »

Ronaldo accused of tax fraud

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Ronaldo's guilt or innocence remains to be seen. It said the lawsuit was based on a report sent to the prosecutor's office from Spain's tax agency, AEAT. The report says that he "intentionally" did not declare income of €28.4m ($31.8m USD) related to image rights , declaring just €11.5m ($12.9m USD) of earnings from 2011-14, while his real income was nearly €43m ($48.2M USD). Read More »

Walters: Thurston might not be back for Origin II

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Leading 6-4 the end of tight first half, NSW scored right on the bell. We're not alone and we need your support to help Bring Back Billy. Cam Smith missed the conversion but Queensland had hit back. "So a lot of things to look out for". It was that kind of night. Ultimately it was New South Wales far superior over their Queensland counterparts, with pressure now being placed on the Maroons selectors after the decision the leave out State of Origin legend Billy Slater ... Read More »

USMNT 1, Mexico 1

Though they only had 26 percent of the ball, the US even had their chances to win the game. "I am proud of the result". However, the absence of several regulars dented Juan Carlos Osorio's plans and further fueled the usa upset hopes. "I took the first touch and saw that he was a good ways out". Arena said he decided back in January or February that he would probably go with three center backs at Mexico . Read More »

Champions Trophy: India set up Bangladesh clash in semi-final

With the pace bowlers too keeping it tight, they were able to create vast pressure on the South African batsmen and that led to three run outs, including crucial ones of skipper AB de Villiers and David Miller, to smart fielding. India was in a initial shock by loing the wicket of Rohit Sharma when the score was just 23. Kohli survived an edge towards Amla in the slip cordon as more boundaries followed to bring up the 100 for India, with no further wickets lost. Read More »

Kershaw wins, Bellinger hits 2 homers as Dodgers top Indians

Kershaw (9-2) allowed two runs in seven innings and has not lost in his last eight starts. The three-time Cy Young Award victor yielded six hits, struck out four and walked two while throwing 101 pitches. He is now hitting.239/.313/.418 with 10 home runs, 33 RBI, and 29 runs scored in 240 plate appearances. Daniel Robertson hit his first major league home run for Cleveland with two outs in the ninth, a three-run shot off Chris Hatcher. Read More »

Manchester United miss out as Antoine Griezmann commits to Atletico Madrid

And according to AS Spain's Javier Matallanas, the Frenchman will sign a contract with Atletico that was offered to him a few weeks ago amid uncertainty surrounding his future. Antoine Griezmann says it would be a "dirty move" to leave Atletico Madrid and the forward insists he won't be going this summer. He was top scorer for France in Euro 2016 following which he scored 16 league goals for Atletico last season. Read More »

Spanish state prosecutor accuses Ronaldo of tax fraud

Yet prosecutors insist Ronaldo's alleged offshore banking was a "voluntary" and "conscious" way to avoid paying taxes in Spain. Ronaldo denied the accusations through his representatives late on Tuesday. "I am very relaxed about it the truth is very, very relaxed", Ronaldo said. Tollin Associates then ceded his image rights to a company in Ireland called Multisports&Image Management Ltd which was responsible for managing them. Read More »

Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes by 2 lengths for Pletcher

Tapwrit reeled in Irish War Cry to win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, bringing the curtain down on the 2017 Triple Crown races. Smith said, "That was for Holy Bull", who was euthanized at the age of 26 this week and whom Smith rode to victory in the Met Mile in 1994, less than three months before he put together the greatest Travers victory I've ever seen. Read More »

MLB Draft: Twins take shortstop at No

The last time was in 2001 when the club selected Joe Mauer . "My body just went numb", Lewis said during an interview with MLB Network. “It was an unbelievable feeling.”. To a lesser extent, the same is possible for Greene, who was announced only as a pitcher when the Reds selected him. "I'm not saying I wouldn't let him play short. Read More »