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Warriors GM says Steve Kerr will be back as coach next season

James had a game-high 41 points and Irving hit tough shots all night but defensive breakdowns by Cleveland led to easy baskets late in the game for the Warriors , igniting a deafening crowd. Durant refused to celebrate until the final seconds Monday. "We were really good tonight". "And when Steph turned that corner, I think it was after Christmas Day, when he turned that corner, we became nearly unbeatable". Read More »

Aston Villa to make audacious swoop for Premier League star


Centre back Terry could supply all three if Bruce can lure him into the second tier rather than head for Premier League Bournemouth . The England global, who will officially end his 22-year spell at Stamford Bridge at the end of next month, is also a target for Premier League side Bournemouth . Read More »

Warriors Win Title, LeBron Contemplates Future

The Golden State Warriors celebrate after winning the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers . While Golden State was certainly Stephen Curry's team after back-to-back MVP campaigns, Durant now appears to be the engineer of a freight train that's far from slowing down and he's unquestionably the heir to the throne James has occupied for so many years. Read More »

Chelsea and Liverpool make contact for Porto star Ruben Neves


Antonio Conte is keen on adding to his midfield; and having led the Blues to the Premier League title last season, he knows that he must strengthen the side to keep on fostering success. Since then, the now 20-year-old collected 56 appearances at Porto , though majority (38) came in the 2015-16 season when he was under the guidance of current Spanish national team manager Julen Lopetegui. Read More »

MLB's Scooter Gennett Calls 4-Homer Game 'Surreal,' And Others Agree


On Tuesday, everybody noticed as he accomplished a feat rarer than a ideal game, rarer than a four-strikeout inning, and just as rare as an unassisted triple play: In a 13-1 win over St. He struck out seven, but allowed two homers. Alex Avila had two hits, including a solo homer, and scored twice for Tigers but struck out with the bases loaded to end the game. Read More »

Andrew Benintendi is out of the Red Sox lineup against Yankees

Jonathan Holder followed Sabathia with a flawless ninth. Boston's final 15 hitters went down in order. Carter got a hold of a fastball down the middle and hit a 3-run homer to put the Yankees up top, 5-0. Porcello allowed six runs (five earned) and eight hits in 6-1/3 innings. ARLINGTON, Texas - Jay Bruce homered twice and NY scored the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning on a throwing error by second baseman Rougned Odor to beat Texas. Read More »

Keeper Stockdale joins Birmingham from Brighton


And this led to a race to sign Stockdale, with reports suggesting plenty of Premier League teams were trying to sign him. Harry Redknapp has made his first signing as Birmingham boss, having completed a deal for Brighton's promotion-winning goalkeeper David Stockdale . Read More »

Will Naholo get to start for the All Blacks against Lions?

The Lions finally got their attack clicking as they scored three tries through Jonathan Joseph , Tommy Seymour and Sam Warburton , the captain impressing on his return from an ankle injury. "There were high-pressure situations in the game which we probably could have dealt with a little bit better". The first three-and-a-half minutes set the tone, with non-stop rugby from both teams eventually resulting in a successful penalty shot from Highlanders five-eighth Lima Sopoaga. Read More »

France fans sing 'God Save the Queen' following attacks in England

Confusion reigned for a minute inside the Stade de France as referee Davide Massa waited to hear from the video assistant team of Marco Guida and Massimiliano Irrati. Stand-in captain Kane , however, rescued a draw with a far-post finish from Raheem Sterling's cross. After the game tied at 2-2, the 20-year-old Dembele found his shot, assisted by the 18-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappe , at target in the 78th minute. Read More »

Stephen Curry: 'We're Just Getting Started'

And with 33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists a game in the Finals, James became the first player to average a triple-double in the Finals. "I have no reason to put my head down", James said. The Warriors , who won the Larry O'Brien Trophy two years ago, took down LeBron James and the Cavs in five games and won their National Basketball Association finals grudge match. Read More »

Warriors down Cavs to clinch NBA title

However, as long as the core of Stephen Curry , Kevin Durant , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green remain in Golden State , then their odds likely won't change. It was the first time in National Basketball Association history that the same two teams have contested the finals for three straight years. The opportunity to lead true dynasties don't come along frequently for players; the chance of another opportunity being more enticing than the one the Warriors present may not really ... Read More »

Murray registers 650th match win to enter quarters

Nishikori said: "We have been playing so many times". A very smart player. "The fourth, I think it was flawless tennis I played". The third-seeded Halep, who trailed 5-0 in the first set, was down 5-1 in the second. "Kei, you know, obviously lost against him at the US Open ". He returns well and he's very solid off both wings. "It was a similar situation coming in a year ago", Murray said. Read More »

Champions Trophy: It's advantage England ahead of semifinal tie vs Pakistan

England have been the only unbeaten team till now in the tournament as they topped Group A with Bangladesh being the second team in the poo to make it to the top four after beating New Zealand . Former captain Mohammad Ashraful added that it is normal for Bangladesh to play the semi-final as they have been playing good cricket over the last two and half years. Read More »

Grand Rapids Griffins Win Calder Cup


The Griffins are Calder Cup Champions for the 2nd time in franchise history also beating Syracuse for the cup in 2013. ►Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this . Bertuzzi was named the Calder Cup Playoffs MVP. The forward became the Griffins all-time leading playoff scorer with his game-tying goal. He has a total of 23 postseason goals in his career in the AHL. Read More »

Lions go down to narrow tour defeat

The Lions showed attacking intent, with captain Sam Warburton among the try-scorers as he fights to secure his Test spot after a run of injuries. All Blacks Waisake Naholo and Liam Coltman crossed for the home side but it was replacement flyhalf Banks's kick from the tee after the Highlanders pack had destroyed the Lions at a scrum in their own 22 that proved decisive. Read More »

LeBron Likes 3-on-3 Olympics, Not Interested in Playing

They blew through the playoffs , winning 16 of 17 games. Each team will have four players - three starters and one substitute. The celebratory confetti got released in the Oracle Arena in Oakland on Monday , and the Larry O' Brien trophy was handed over to the 2017 National Basketball Association champions, the Golden State Warriors . Read More »

Tough rough: US Open conditions may rob drama from a major


Open standards. When ESPN analyst and Wisconsin native Andy North was asked about the "buzz" at this week's U.S. Open without either Tiger Woods or Mickelson in the field, he said: "Well, this is golf for the next 10 years maybe". World number two Rory McIlroy , who won the event in 2011, has declared himself ready despite a frustrating season dogged by niggling injuries. McIlroy skipped the BMW PGA Championship and the Memorial as a precaution and to let the rib properly heal. Read More »

Most-Watched NBA Finals Since 1998 Finish Strong

Yes, they drafted wisely and built soundly. And because they couldn't possibly risk Durant signing elsewhere, they had to ramp up their courtship as soon as possible. But for all the talk of a super team stacked with all-stars, the Warriors last night underscored their depth. STEPHANIE ABBATI: They play unselfish basketball every night, in and out, and I think that's why they are so unbelievable. Read More »

Warburton back to take on Highlanders

British and Irish Lions tour captain Sam Warburton will lead the team in tomorrow's match against the Highlanders . "The more time that we are together, the more the players get familiar with voices, hopefully we'll finish those chances". Read More »

Bellinger, Puig power Dodgers over Tribe

The backup catcher's last four home runs have been quite notable... Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he didn't see the gesture and asked jokingly, "Are you sure it wasn't No. He complained of chest pains before the game. Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer was effective, but another mounting pitch count cost the right-hander from lasting six innings for the fifth time in his last six outings. Read More »