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Will the Golden State Warriors finish off the sweep?

The day for James to try to own a team is still some ways off. Golden State's 118-113 victory over Cleveland was the closest game of the series and the most-watched Game 3 ever on ABC, according to Nielsen numbers announced Thursday. "It's been a long season, and you hate for it to end this way". "I definitely want to compete", he said. "Even when you're playing well, you got to play A-plus-plus, because they're going to make runs and they're going to make shots and they got guys that's ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax fraud by Spanish state prosecutor


It alleged that it was a "voluntary" failure to adhere to Spain's tax laws. A spokeswoman for Gestifute, the agency that represents Ronaldo, declined to comment to Bloomberg. With earnings over 73 million pounds, Forbes had named Ronaldo the highest paid sporting celebrity in the world this year. There was no attempt to evade taxes, Gestifute said. Read More »

Pelosi invites Warriors to Capitol amid rumors National Basketball Association champs may snub Trump

The 2017 National Basketball Association champions voted unanimously to skip the customary presidential visit, according to a report from CNBC's Josh Brown. No NBA reporter has yet to send out any confirmation that the Warriors are, as a group, refusing to go to the White House . The New England Patriots visited Trump in April after winning the Super Bowl earlier in the year, with more than 20 players skipping the trip including quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady . Read More »

Warburton admits he could miss first Test

Hogg was injured in an accidental collion with Conor Murray . They have got some very good All Blacks players in that team and it was a good hit-out, but that is all it is really. Gatland has repeatedly emphasised the "all for one" motto as Lions coach and Henry said his fellow Kiwi is getting the squad united as one - something he "failed to do correctly". Read More »

AB de Villiers can put 'big performance' against India: Domingo


Hasan Ali stole the show for Pakistan , taking three wickets in eight overs. Pakistan finished at 119-3 in 27 overs, 19 runs ahead under the Duckworth-Lewis method which gave them their first win of the tournament. Batting mainstay de Villiers fell cheaply in the team's two outings including a first-ball duck in his 212th ODI innings against Pakistan last night, but Domingo refused to read much into it. Read More »

Golden State Warriors refuse to visit White House after winning National Basketball Association title

He'd probably "check out" some WNBA games in the next couple of weeks and he'll watch his son play in a tournament. Money and egos aside, the Warriors blended beautifully from the day Durant first walked into team headquarters. "But we prevailed, we're champions and it's fantastic doing it on our home floor". The Warriors did not deny the report when reached on Tuesday morning, but said they had yet to receive an invitation to the White House, a courtesy that has been extended to ... Read More »

Twins set club record with 28 hits! Beat Seattle 20-7


He went six innings against Boston despite allowing six runs. The teams combined for a Target Field-record 42 hits. Rosario's final blast of the night came in the eighth inning off backup catcher Carlos Ruiz . He entered as a pinch-hitter. With his fourth team in four seasons, Gallardo has struggled to get going with the Mariners. All told, Ruiz threw 30 pitches, 14 for strikes and topped out at 84.4 miles per hour. Read More »

Bangladesh through to the semi-finals

On a chastening day for the world champions, who were unable to build on good starts with both bat and ball, they exited at the group stage for the second successive tournament. "I think you're getting way ahead of yourself", Morgan replied. "It's been disappointing to have not got a complete game in, but you can't make excuses like this". Read More »

Match against India is just another game: Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali

The way they are playing, if you look at the last two years, their performance, they win nearly everything. " It's just we couldn't finish well, that's it ". India batted first and were put in a spot of bother due to some accurate bowling from Naved-ul-Hasan Rana with the new ball and a destructive mid-innings burst from Shoaib Akhtar. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers to NBA title


The Warriors won 129-120 to win the National Basketball Association championship. Durant didn't really need a hard sell that day in the Hamptons. James hit a 3-pointer on the next possession and the Cavs didn't go away, cutting a 17-point deficit to three in the opening minute of the fourth quarter with help from Smith's 25 points. Read More »

Waiting game: Long day on tap for Mickelson's potential sub

I really wasn't in contention but I was up around the top. He's not here to entertain people all week long. It's a big golf course. "He's a great putter, obviously, but he also drives the ball very straight". But he hasn't won one since taking his second PGA Championship in 2014. The 32-year-old American was a late arrival at the sprawling Erin Hills course and was seen out practicing on Tuesday, heading for the 10th tee at about 6:30 pm (2330 GMT). Read More »

Cullen wins third Stanley Cup, Penguins blank Nashville

Team captain Sidney Crosby was awarded the Conn Smyth trophy as Most Valuable Player of this year's Stanley Cup playoffs - the second time he has claimed the honor. Oh, well. He'll just have to wait until the first round of next year's postseason to add that entry to his already ridiculous resume. Funny, nobody's asking how much longer the 68-year-old is sticking around anymore. Read More »

Andre Iguodala came up huge for the Warriors to win the title

KD was relentless on both sides of the court, playing a menacing defence and igniting the league's best offence. Durant was the clear-cut choice for MVP for the Warriors , averaging 35.2 points on 55.6 percent shooting from the field, including 47.4 percent from beyond the arc, with 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 1.6 blocks per game. Read More »

Arsenal in shock move for Man Utd outcast

As well as their success in the league, Monaco enjoyed a strong run in the UEFA Champions League as they eliminated Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund before being knocked out by Juventus in the semi-finals . On the other hand, Chris Smalling is heading out of Old Trafford. Finally, West Brom have seen Jonas Olsson move on, and with Gareth McAuley set to turn 38 later this year, manager Tony Pulis may want a younger option at the back - and a move for Smalling would reunite him ... Read More »

National Basketball Association champions Golden State Warriors unlikely to visit White House


With winning a championship routinely comes the opportunity to visit the White House, but it's not clear if the newly-crowned Golden State Warriors will pay a visit to President Donald Trump just yet. Dibley said he has Warriors bench player Shaun Livingston on his radio show every week and the backup guard has already said he won't be going to the White House and said "all but none of them would go". Read More »

Land Rover Bar Move Closer To America's Cup Final

Among the six teams vying for the oldest trophy in worldwide sport in Bermuda this month, 26 crew members have competed in the Olympics, many winning medals in sailing and others in sports such as rowing and cycling. While the Kiwis maintain a firm 3-1 lead in the first-to-five series, this point will give Ainslie's British team a hopeful shot, though the extreme weather conditions are not to be underestimated. Read More »

Maroons make seven changes for Origin II

The 33-year-old will next week play his first game for Queensland since game two of the 2015 series. "We didn't get the result that Queensland needed to have so Gene [Miles], Darren [Lockyer] and myself went to Plan B. Interchange: Michael Morgan, Coen Hess , Jarrod Wallace , Tim Glasby . Glasby is the definition of an Origin bolter, with his selection seemingly coming out of nowhere. Read More »

Wenger focused on league challenge


And Wenger admits it was not a hard decision to commit his future to the club for another two seasons. "We'll regroup and plan for next season". We are committed to mounting a sustained league challenge and that will be our focus this summer and next season. Read More »

Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to win Championship

Golden State went 16-1 in this year's playoffs, good for the highest winning percentage (.941) in a single postseason, surpassing the Los Angeles Lakers from 2001 (15-1, .938). "I put in the work individually, in the film room, in my mind, my body every single day to prepare myself for whatever obstacle that this ball club entails", James said. Read More »

LeBron James reflects on the Cleveland Cavaliers' season

They don't care, because 16-1 will do. From a first-time world champion to veterans with a few titles under their belt, the entire Warriors family got to celebrate an emotional National Basketball Association championship victory on their home court at Oracle Arena in Oakland , California. Read More »

La Decima - The Story: Rafael Nadal reflects on first-round win

Wilander, speaking on Eurosport in the wake of Nadal's record 10 victory at the French Open , sees the Spaniard and his long-time rival, Roger Federer , as the two most likely winners at Wimbledon. He lost in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, which he won a year ago. "It's insane", he said. French Open champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Queen's Club tournament, a warmup event for Wimbledon, saying he needs to rest. Read More »

Ken Owens Captains Side As Lions Team Named For Blues Clash

Six of the eight replacements featured in that match, with the entire front-row of Joe Marler, Rory Best and Kyle Sinckler included alongside Iain Henderson, Greig Laidlaw and Jonathan Sexton , while both Peter O'Mahony and Liam Williams could receive their first taste of Lions action if they come on against the Blues . Read More »

Nadal moves through to quarter-finals at French Open

He has dropped just 20 games in four rounds so far, just one more than he lost at the same stage in 2012, as he attempts to become the first player to win the same Slam 10 times . Seven-time grand slam victor Venus Williams also bowed out, losing 7-5, 2-6, 1-6 to Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky. Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki returned to the French Open quarterfinals for the first time since 2010, eliminating 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. Read More »

Will NBA champion Warriors skip White House visit?

LeBron James scored 41 points to lead the Cavaliers . But coach Steve Kerr , who only returned to the team in time for game two of the finals after a period of medical leave to deal with complications arising from back surgery, joked afterwards: "We have very little talent actually, it's mostly coaching!" Warriors star Kevin Durant is now on the inside of the club looking out, and he knows it, forever redeemed from the long list of great players who toiled without a championship ... Read More »