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Steph Curry, the Warriors aren't interested in visiting the White House

James , who lead Team USA to gold in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics Games, opted not to play in the 2016 event in Rio. He is no stranger to the Olympics, as he has played in several of the U.S. I'm trying to think of a reason why LeBron would even do it and I have nothing. I think that can be like that for 3-on-3. He won't be participating himself, but LeBron did share his excitement regarding the future event, telling reporters he thinks it's great for the sport. Read More »

Curry to pass on White House celebration visit

During these Finals he made sure to point out the differences between the tear-it-down-and-reassemble Heat team he formed in 2010 to the championship-close Warriors that Durant hopped aboard last summer. They dropped the NBA Finals opener to league MVP Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers, then took the next four games. "So they have an incredible team ", Irving said. Read More »

New Zealand to play England in final U20 championships

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However, it was the rather awkward scenes before kick off that may well be remembered more than the game itself. The defiant French side stood hand-in-hand as they stared down their opponents, while referee Mike Adamson desperately tried to get the match underway. Read More »

Here's what Barack Obama texted Kevin Durant after Warriors won NBA Finals

From the Bay all the way to OKC. Kevin Durant came to Golden State Warriors looking for a championship and found a band of brothers who, as it turned out, were exactly what he needed to finally capture that long-sought title. Kyrie Irving followed up his 40-point gem in Friday's Game 4 with 26 points but shot nine for 22. With this defeat, James' Finals record fell to 3-5. Read More »

Kevin Durant leads Warriors to National Basketball Association title

Curry added 34 and Andre Iguodala was a force off the bench, scoring 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Golden State Warriors won their second NBA Championship in three years. Kevin Love had a awful night with only 6 points. Kerr told NBCSportsBayArea.com last November that if the Warriors were to win the NBA Finals, he would not accept an invitation to visit the White House. Read More »

Golfer chooses daughter's graduation over playing in US Open

The professional golfer withdrew Thursday morning after realizing there was no way he could attend his daughter's high school graduation in California and make his tee time in Wisconsin . It's the last major Lefty needs to win to complete the career grand slam. He had played in 23 consecutive U.S. Opens. Roberto Diaz of Mexico, the next alternate, will take Mickelson's place in the tournament. Read More »

Scotland makes 8 changes for rugby test against Australia

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Ross Ford claimed two scores against Italy but has to be satisfied with a place on the bench. Townsend backed Greig to suffocate Folau and said he was aware the Wallabies might once again look to kick to Australia's star player in the air like they did on the weekend. Read More »

Stephen Curry: It Would Mean Everything To Keep Warriors Together

He chose Curry, Draymond Green , Klay Thompson and a chance at his first championship over returning to Oklahoma City. Both of them could improve the Cavaliers , but it is questionable if Cleveland can afford them as the team will have to pay over $120 million for their players next year, which is well above the salary cap. Read More »

Photos of National Basketball Association championship coach Steve Kerr through the years

The Warriors secured a 129-120 victory on Monday to take their second title in three seasons and cap a near-perfect run through the play-offs. James stopped short of calling this his finest performance in his extensive Finals career. Not surprisingly, he won the NBA Finals MVP award. One man wasn't going to beat this Warriors team . But he offered a glimpse of what more he could offer by averaging more than 30 points per game during a 4-1 series win over the Cavaliers in the Finals. Read More »

Will the NBA Champion Warriors Visit the White House?

Kevin Durant , who received the NBA Final MVP award, was the best player for the Warriors final, shining both offensively and defensively as well. Some would argue that Kevin Durant took James's super team strategy when the superstar forward left his initial National Basketball Association squad, the Oklahoma City Thunder and signed with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson's stacked Golden State Warriors team . Read More »

Steve Kerr has no plans to stop coaching Warriors any time soon

The two embraced in 2012 and Durant - the 2017 NBA Finals MVP in his first season with the Warriors - found James and congratulated him on a great series. "I'm not happy at all", James said of Durant. "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", James said. Read More »

British and Irish Lions turn attention to Crusaders clash

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen on Thursday said he was expecting the "kitchen sink" from the British and Irish Lions - but scoffed at suggestions the All Blacks weren't much better than a Super Rugby team . They'll only get better and better. All credit to the Blues, they took their chances. Gatland has stuck to his promise to ensure all his 41 players receive a starting berth in the first three matches, but he has also paired some key combinations to face Scott Robinson's potent ... Read More »

Gary's Word: Warriors are the 2017 NBA champs

Durant , an eight-time All-Star who only needed a ring to cement his superstar status, scored 39 points in a championship-clinching 129-120 victory and averaged 35.2 points and 8.4 rebounds in these Finals. "The Bible says the Lord exalts humility and that's one thing I try to be all the time . I'm so happy Kevin has broken through and there's more to come from him". Read More »

Walters Not Convinced That Thurston Will Be Back For Origin II

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So having a player like that in the team will be real good for us. Despite Inglis boasting 10 extra Origin matches, Hayne can complete this series as the most destructive player in Origin history. "They will be as well prepared as ever, they'll be as tough as ever and our guys need to understand that because this is the time that they like". Yet just when they started to garnish momentum, NSW struck again. Read More »

Warburton on bench in Lions squad to play New Zealand Maori

Replacements: K Owens ( Wales ), J McGrath (Ireland), K Sinckler (England), I Henderson (Ireland), S Warburton (Wales), G Laidlaw (Scotland), D Biggar (Wales), E Daly (both England). "We experienced a powerful Powhiri on Monday which really resonated with the boys and it's been great to be here in Rotorua and feel all the support". Read More »

Lions must cut out fundamental errors - Gatland

For the British and Irish Lions , it was their second loss of their tour ahead of next week's first Test against the All Blacks. Jonathan Sexton gets the nod at out-half, while Peter O'Mahony captains the side. The winger couldn't be stopped on his way over for the first try of the night in Dunedin . "It's an opportunity as well for him to show what experience he has got", said Gatland. Read More »

Draymond Green Started Golden State's Kevin Durant Chase After 2016 Finals

Both teams responded. But in the final minute, James - perhaps the most fearsome player on the planet - found himself in an unusual position: helpless. The Cavs as a team shot just 12-of-44 from beyond the arc, and missed a lot of good looks from the corners. Row 16, Section 208 sits high atop the rafters at Oracle Arena and is where Chonzena and Ours have taken in countless Warriors games through the years as season ticket holders since the 1988 season. Read More »

Pittsburgh hosts parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win

Playoff MVP and Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was knocked out for the better part of two games with a concussion against the Washington Capitals , and the Penguins played without their best defenseman, Kris Letang, who had neck surgery before the playoffs. Read More »

Champions Trophy: South Africa wins toss, chooses to bat against Pakistan

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The victor of South Africa-India clash on Sunday will go through to the last four while one from Pakistan and Sri Lanka will join in the semis. After falling to their rivals India without a fight, Pakistan are under pressure to find some kind of competency, and it will be interesting to see if they find that through some team changes. Read More »

Warriors unanimously decline White House visit, per reports

KD played lockdown defense both as a rim-protector and in guarding LeBron James on the perimeter, all while averaging 35.2, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists. The Golden State Warriors know Steve Kerr will coach next season. "I couldn't sleep for two days", Durant, who was named the Finals MVP, said during an on-court interview. Read More »

Pakistan crush England by 8 wickets to reach Champions Trophy final

Sarfraz Ahmed's side booked their place in Sunday's final, where they will face the victor of Thursday's clash between Bangladesh and India , by bowling pre-tournament favourites England out for 211 in 49.5 overs and then knocking off the target in just 37.1 overs in a near-flawless display. Read More »

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 »