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Golden State Warriors win NBA Finals for 2nd time in 3 years

Cleveland enjoyed a 41-33 lead in the second quarter Monday before the Warriors ripped off a 28-4 run. Nash, 43, began working with Golden State in November of 2015. Get used to hearing that because Durant and the Warriors are just getting started. Oregon State Football: Opponent Spring Preview - Washington State Cougars (Game 4) - Building The Dam Can the Cougars capture last mid-season's success? Capturing a second title in three seasons in historic fashion has put the Golden ... Read More »

Stricker takes blue-collar path to US Open

Beyond that, capable driving and deft approach play into Erin Hills' greens are key. For those golfers who get stuck there, it'll help to remember the enduring quote from Sandy Tatum , who ran the U.S. "The size of the grandstands, the size of everything that's built around, the amount of people that are in this interview room". In the closing round at Royal Troon, Mickelson and Stenson combined for 14 birdies, an eagle and 19 pars, and Stenson won by three shots with a closing score of ... Read More »

Agent offers glimmer of hope for United over Morata

Despite his limited opportunities, Morata continued to score regularly when given a chance, netting 15 league goals last season. Real are looking to recoup more than four times the £15.8m they paid Juventus a year ago but Morata's pedigree in front of goal makes him an ideal potential signing. Read More »

Full 2017/18 Premier League Fixtures For Man Utd & Liverpool

The fixtures for the 2017/18 Premier League campaign have been announced this morning. Chelsea , meanwhile, take on Burnley at Stamford Bridge after winning the title in Antonio Conte's first season at the helm. West Ham faces playing its first three games away from its home at the London Stadium - the centerpiece of the 2012 Olympics - because the venue will be hosting the world athletics championship from August 4-13. Read More »

Penguins return home as betting favourites for Game 5

It may be because of the attention that his line mates Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin draw. "So I know there's things that we can do that can support our goaltender better". Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne was befuddled by Pittsburgh offense and just over one minute into the second period he was pulled after allowing his third goal on nine shots. Read More »

Manchester City 2017-18 Premier League fixtures released


Maybe Newcastle could have asked for the first half dozen games to be at home against the weaker teams, just you know, in honour of the fact that they have bounced back as champions at the first attempt. Just like last season Ronald Koeman and his men will find themselves travelling to London on the final day of the season as they're set to face West Ham United at the Olympic Stadium. Read More »

Banks gives Highlanders thrilling win over Lions


One thing that's certain is they'll be prepared. Rhys Webb suffered a bang to his leg, but otherwise the Lions have no fresh injuries. It is a more likely plan B because the Lions' first priority will be to make sure they are in contention in the final 20 minutes when their bench will be in play, but a feature of the opening four matches of the tour has been the difference sure passing makes. Read More »

Kamala Harris is (again) interrupted while pressing a Senate witness

The deputy attorney general, the second-highest official at the Department of Justice, is managing the Russian Federation investigation at the department following attorney general Jeff Sessions's decision to recuse himself . "The policy is based on the principle -" Sessions replied. The Justice Department's inquiry into Russian meddling in the election is now being overseen by special counsel Bob Mueller. Read More »

Finally, there may be a team that can outlast LeBron James

For the first two games of the Finals, Cleveland was flat-footed, trying to adjust to playing at the pace and level of the Warriors , but the final three games LeBron James and company stood toe-to-toe with the Warriors - and still lost two-of-three of them. Read More »

Did Lebron James deserve to be voted NBA Finals MVP?


They made their group plea to Kevin Durant last summer, Stephen Curry and the core of the Golden State Warriors traveling cross-country to go at a prized free agent the only way they do it around here: with "Strength in Numbers". "But we prevailed, we're champions and it's fantastic doing it on our home floor". Curry and his teammates blazed through the playoffs, finishing the postseason with an impressive 16-1 record, matching the NBA's best mark. Read More »

Kevin Durant Shows DC Love After NBA Championship Win

History says it would have been dwarfed by what the third straight meeting between the Warriors and Cavaliers generated. "The game gets worse as time goes on". 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 »

Pakistan won toss, invite England to bat in 1st semi-final

Joe Root is up and running with a beautifully timed shot through the leg side for four off Rumman. Batting first, England were all-out on 211 runs in 49.5 overs. England , the only team yet to be beaten in this tournament, are seeking to continue their remarkably one-day transformation since exiting the 2015 World Cup at the group stage. Read More »

#Ramaphosa backs calls for state capture inquiry


Ramaphosa will first tackle questions by the ANC's Mondli Gungubele on how government plans to put a stop to the corporate capture of state-owned enterprises. He said South Africa must be seen as a country where the rule of law is upheld, and that the allegations of state capture need to be investigated so that the country can restore faith in the SOEs that have been implicated. Read More »

Sarfraz steers Pakistan into Trophy semis

Asked what was going through his mind when he saw the ball lobbing straight into Thisara Perera's hands at mid-on, Sarfraz said, "You know, that time I didn't see the hand of (Lasith) Malinga, and when I played the shot in the air, I just said, ooh". Read More »

Bellerin pondering Barca switch, says Suarez


The Catalan club are determined to add a right-back to the squad having failed to replace Dani Alves following the Brazilian's move to Juventus previous year, with Bellerin their main target. Sid Lowe firmly believes Barca have a desire to acquire Hector Bellerin , but thinks he isn't their top priority this summer. I have spoken with Bellerin and on the one hand he wants to come to Barca and on the other he feels tied to the Arsenal. Read More »

Metal Gear Survive Delayed until 2018


Players will also be able to customise their characters, create their own weapons and equipment, as well as create barricades to help teammates defend themselves from hordes of enemies. It has not been made clear if the gameplay is as dynamic as the other Metal Gear games, but more information will likely come later in the year. The upcoming MGS title has a slight air of controversy as it will be the first game in the series (spinoff or not) for Konami that will not feature the work of ... Read More »

Warriors close out the Cavs

The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 120-129 winning the NBA Finals in a series of 4-1 games . "There's no doubt in my mind that he will return as the coach of this team ", Myers told ESPN after the Warriors won the National Basketball Association championship after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games . Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: Semi-final 1: Pakistan invite England to bat first

Some of the deliveries by the duo against Sri Lanka were nearly unplayable and a similar performance at the same venue on Wednesday could prove to be ominious for England . For Pakistan , the star of the day was Hasan Ali, who picked up three crucial wickets and contributed to England's sluggish run rate. Rahman has so far got only one wicket from three matches in the Champions Trophy. Read More »

Kevin Durant joins Michael Jordan in NBA Finals record

That followed them squandering a 3-1 lead against Cleveland Cavaliers to lose last season's finals. Warriors point guard Stephen Curry said the experience of losing last year's NBA Finals served them well this season. "I have no reason to put my head down". The Warriors said in a statement that they've yet to receive the customary invitation to the White House for their big win, and they will make those decisions "when and if necessary". Read More »

England eye Australia after making short work of New Zealand

Jos Buttler's quickfire unbeaten 61 helped take England to a total of 310 all out in their Champions Trophy match against New Zealand in Cardiff on Tuesday. It was Williamson's fifth straight ODI 50 against England and he appeared distinctly unhappy at the time of his dismissal with the state of the pitch. Read More »

1st Semi-final: Pakistan bowlers put England in trouble


This was Pakistan's story as they beat Sri Lanka on Monday to seal a place in the semifinals of the ICC Champions Trophy . The last time Pakistan defeated England in an ICC event was in 1996. "There's more than enough talent and we've just got to get it right when it matters most". Despite being the only unbeaten side in the tournament, England have slipped behind India as the official favourites - thanks in no small part, perhaps, to Pakistan's unpredictability. Read More »

Durant shines as Warriors win title


Cleveland is considered to be Golden State's biggest challenger, followed by the San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics . "So, this is the culmination of a year where they grew together and learned each other's games and got better and better all year, and it was just phenomenal to be part of". Read More »

Australia gears up for State of Origin series

With his big-game reputation, Hayne will be crucial to the Blues' chances of ending Queensland's modern dominance after returning to the fold following a stint in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers. Daley said he had not met with officials ahead of tonight's game but admitted he was expecting the Maroons to try to slow down the game and dominate the ruck. Read More »