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Warriors to pay 'whatever it takes' to keep Stephen Curry

In fact, Lue was so proud of his team's effort throughout the NBA Playoffs that admittedly, he broke down in the locker room while addressing the players following the Game 5 loss. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to return the National Basketball Association title to California on Monday after succumbing a year ago to a 3-1 Cavs comeback in the Finals. Read More »

Steph Curry says he wouldn't go to the White House if invited

On top of all that, James is also one of the most self-aware athletes of this generation and he likely understands what leaving Cleveland a second time could mean for his legacy. "In the context of keeping the team together, if there are decisions that need to be made, we'll talk about it for sure". "Whenever I can put on a USA Basketball jersey". Read More »

Nadal sets record with 10th French Open title


Wawrinka at least halted the run at seven games but there was no hint of the match turning at this point, as the women's final had on Saturday. An unseeded player has not won the French Open since 1933. Time and again, when Wawrinka did hit out, he missed, and when he didn't, Nadal was there to rip a victor after winner. The Spaniard wrapped up the set with his second break of the match when Wawrinka sent a forehand long. Read More »

Leeds turn to former APOEL boss Thomas Christiansen


The 44-year-old Danish-born manager was last in charge of Cypriot outfit APOEL and is now a free agent looking for a new role. Despite guiding APOEL to the knockout stages of the Europa League and winning the league title last season he wasn't kept on by the Cypriot club. Read More »

England lose to 10-man France

While it's hard to know what to take from a friendly game, it's fair to say that the future looks very rosy for the French, with Paul Pogba also impressing alongisde the likes of Dembele and Mbappe. Varane was penalised for brushing the feet of Alli in the area just after the break, and was dismissed after the VAR (video assistant referee) was called in, before Kane slotted low down the middle of Hugo Lloris' goal. Read More »

Gary's Word: Warriors are the 2017 National Basketball Association champs

The two teams also combined for 12 turnovers. They finished one victory short of the NBA's first ideal postseason, but bounced back from their Game 4 loss to Cleveland in the NBA Finals with another high-scoring performance. But the Warriors are brimming with confidence, knowing they didn't have Kevin Durant to help them a year ago. A fabulous first one with and for Durant. Read More »

30-Second Stretch Shows Why Lebron James is Better Than Everyone Else

I haven't seen the full layout of how they plan on executing it ... are they going to use National Basketball Association guys, are they going to use college guys? "I need to sit down and figure this thing out". "We were able to get them past year, and they went out and got one of the best players that this league has ever seen, so they did a good job of - a great job, their front office and their players, by doing that recruiting, the things that they did in the summertime, and obviously it ... Read More »

Floyd Mayweather & Conor McGregor Announce Aug. Fight


Soon after, both Mayweather and McGregor took to social media to confirm the fight will take place, a move that will send shockwaves through both boxing and MMA. Mayweather will permanently retire after this and McGregor will take over his mantle as the combat man who can talk his way out or into anything. Read More »

Unchanged India set for Trophy semi-final

The song is the extremely popular Bengali rendition "Amra Korbo Joy" of Pete Seeger's iconic "We Shall Overcome". "They have cricketers who are skilled, who are committed to play for Bangladesh and play with a lot of passion, and they're really keen to win a lot of games at this level, and that shows in their attitude", the Indian skipper added. Read More »

Kohli unfazed by limited game time for India's middle order

While their opponents' bowlers made the most of the hard pitch in Cardiff , England struggled to make inroads as Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman shared an opening partnership of 118. "If you talk about pressure, I think India has more pressure than us". Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza , Shakib Al Hasan , Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal will be the key players for Bangladesh . Read More »

The View From Pluto: LeBron James Is At His Best Despite Defeat

While the new event may not have NBA guys competing, count Breanna Stewart as one WNBA player who would love the chance to play in both basketball events if possible. The Lakers , while cultivating young talent, still seem more than a year plus James away from being real contenders against, well, anyone. According to statistics from Basketball-Reference , James was also more efficient shooting from the field, with a higher field goal percentage than Bryant. Read More »

Sarfraz: Team remained in good spirits after India loss

Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) all but ended previously unbeaten tournament hosts England's slim hopes of victory with an opening stand of 118. Meanwhile Sarfraz said the way Arthur and the South African's backroom staff had boosted morale after the India defeat had been central to their recovery. Read More »

Sabathia wins 5th straight, leads Yankees over Red Sox 8-0

Certainly not. With just a one-game lead on the Boston Red Sox , General Manager Brian Cashman knows he will have to make some moves at this year's trade deadline to separate his team from the pack. Tanaka has been tagged for 27 runs and 11 homers in 22⅔ innings during his skid. TIGERS 4, ANGELS 0 Buck Farmer outlasted Alex Meyer in an unexpected pitchers' duel, and Justin Upton hit a three-run home run in the eighth to help host Detroit beat Los Angeles. Read More »

West Ham reschedule opening home game against Southampton

Arsenal , Everton and Manchester United will also host opening week fixtures . Rafael Benitez is looking forward to taking his Newcastle United side to Anfield to face former club Liverpool following the Premier League fixtures release on Wednesday. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather to fight Conor McGregor in August

Mayweather will fight at the relatively advanced age of 41 in a bout that McGregor has been pushing for months. "He is absolutely, 100 percent positive that he wins this fight". McGregor has become the poster boy for mixed martial artists since he won the UFC featherweight title in December 2015. His last fight, of course, was his 49th professional career win, a one-sided clinic against André Berto but despite being one short of that flawless even milestone of 50 fights, Mayweather stepped ... Read More »

Cardiff: Pakistan thrash England to reach Champions Trophy final

For me, India is still the favourite to win this competition. The team would not change its approach, Hathurusingha declared. "We knew that we were going to play on a used wicket at some stage in this tournament". A good start was needed from the home bowlers for them to stand any real chance of victory, but after Mark Wood's first ball of the innings went down the leg side to be given as a wide, the tone was set. Read More »

Australia lose to England, out of Champions Trophy

Five other members of England's probable team, unchanged after their win over New Zealand in Cardiff on Tuesday, have also yet to play in an Ashes Test. Disappointing for fans of barely concealed antagonism that Maxwell and Matthew Wade didn't get a chance to bat together. Root soon went caught-behind instead, though, off the same bowler. Read More »

President Obama reached out to Durant after Warriors won title

Within hours of defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5, CNBC's Josh Brown tweeted, " NBA champion Warriors skipping the White House visit, as a unanimous team decision per reports". There's always a veiled threat - make him happy or he'll leave, just as he did Cleveland the first time. But, hey, like Lacob said , whatever it takes. Read More »

Pressure is on India not Bangladesh: Ashraful, Bashar

India Thursday won the toss and chose to field first in the second semifinal of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy against Bangladesh on a fresh looking wicket . "It's still hard to believe the shocking one-run loss in World Twenty20 a year ago". Bangladesh rode on a record partnership between Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmadullah to beat New Zealand by five wickets in their last match in Group A. Read More »

India wins toss, will bowl 1st against Bangladesh

Defying all odds, Bangladesh has reached the semi-finals despite losing their opening match to England . Catch live scores and updates of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final between India and Bangladesh here. "There is always big hype surrounding the semi-final matches but we have to stick to our game". It could have been any other side. After a surprise group defeat by Sri Lanka in a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global (ODI) sides, India responded to ... Read More »

Warriors simply outclassed Cavaliers

OAKLAND , Calif. (AP) - In a tightly called Game 5 of the NBA Finals, it was a no-call involving Kevin Durant that helped the Golden State Warriors pull away from the Cleveland Cavaliers . Kevin's journey, our team embraced him. "It would mean everything [to stay together]", Curry said. "You always want to see great competition". Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers fans should savor the journey

Curry is not the only member of the Warriors organization opposed to the views of President Trump. Kevin Durant scored 39 points and was named the finals MVP, a no brainer. Shaun Livingston had a insane knee injury. Curry, 29, explained that this was no regular smoke; this had been a year in the making. It's not especially a surprise that Obama, a known basketball fan, would reach out to the Warriors' star after his big win, but it's nice to know that he's keeping in touch ... Read More »