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City of Oakland, local businesses prepare for Warriors parade

Or as James would say: To win not one, not two, not three... "So there's going to be a lot of teams that's trying to figure out ways to put personnel together to try and match that if they're able to actually face them in the playoff series, both Eastern Conference and Western Conference", James said, ominously. Read More »

Stephen Curry on Potential Invite to White House: 'I Still Wouldn't Go'

But on Thursday the city made headlines for good news. They went 15-1 in the post-season, with sweeps in the first three round before beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games in the finals. Instead, it could even be "likely" James will be L.A. bound. To have teammates that encourage you, that lift you up, that's what we all need in life. Read More »

It's a relief to have my future sorted, says keeper Jordan Pickford

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He did very well. There's a lot of statistics and evidence out there about saving penalties, so we try to tap into that as much as we can. "When we're at our best, we can give anybody in the world a game, but it's one of those things and if you don't play to your best, you make sure you don't get beaten". Read More »

Nah, thanks! NBA star doesn't want to visit Donald Trump

However, Kerr said that in the playoffs, teams have to make adjustments, and that it was Brown who put the Curry-Durant pick-and-roll into the game plan, and the Warriors chose to give it a try. Yet the two-time reigning MVP and new NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant said Wednesday they would consider taking less money to keep the core of the champion Golden State Warriors intact. Read More »

Kevin Hart gives props to NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant

What weve built here is truly special, its unique, its something that you dont want to see end at all, ” Curry said. These were the Warriors' finals to lose as they have been the league's favorite all year to win the championship. "I need to sit down and figure this thing out. We'll see how long". So, sorry I went on a little rant, but that's how I feel about the team. Curry and Durant also heard from former President Barack Obama with congratulations, though Durant said he was most ... Read More »

McIlroy and Day bow out of US Open

Elsewhere, the world's top three players - Dustin Johnson , Rory McIlroy and Jason Day - will attempt to resurrect their chances after disappointing first-round displays. He birdied four of his last six holes - he missed two birdie putts of 10 feet and two-putted for birdie on the par-5 seventh - to rally for a 71. But with his 5-under 67 on Thursday, he stands ready to make a run for the U.S. Read More »

Novak Djokovic vs. Dominic Thiem 2017 French Open Pick, Odds, Prediction

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Nadal , the 4th seed, will meet compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta , through to his first slam quarterfinal, for a spot in the last four after the latter stunned Canada's Milos Raonic . The Serb, bidding to become the first man in the professional era to win each of the four grand slams twice, found some resistance in the first set with the third game lasting 13 minutes before Djokovic won it. Read More »

US Open 2017: Rory McIlroy misses cut for second year

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Open champion since Rory McIlroy shot 77 at Olympic Club and missed the cut. Seventeen players shot 3 under or better, suggesting that the 11-year-old course was kind to the field. The last thing the USGA wants is to trick up the golf course, because the U.S. Open has had too many bumps (conditions at Chambers Bay, the rules mess at Oakmont) to risk anything but a smooth week. Read More »

Herrera gunning for Super Cup win over Real Madrid

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Real Madrid retained the Champions League title after a convincing 4-1 win over Juventus on Saturday night where Ronaldo scored twice. But Bale was reduced to the role of bit-part player after recent injury problems, sent on only for the final 13 minutes at the National Stadium of Wales with the game already won. Read More »

Fowler (65) leads 44 par-busters

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According to numbers compiled by CBSSports.com, Day is one of only 4 players who made the cut in the tournament from 2012 to 2016. Mickelson, who has six U.S. Starting from the 10th tee, Fowler showed why he was among the pre-tournament favourites, returning a polished bogey-free effort that matched the lowest first round score in relation to par at a U.S. Read More »

Wisconsin unemployment drops to 3.1 percent in May

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The recession, fueled by the housing market meltdown, officially started in December 2007, with economists gauging its end in June 2009. The state added an estimated 2,900 jobs in May, data released Thursday show, but the unemployment rate is now 4.2 percent - up from 3.9 percent a month ago. Read More »

US Open Day One

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Open record set in 1990 at Medinah. ERIN, Wisc. - Jason Day stood over a 7-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole on Thursday, visualizing his line for what felt like five minutes. Harris English is 4 under after a second-round 69. "Tomorrow will be a very cool experience", Fleetwood said. But I think they're definitely getting a lot speedier, a lot faster. Read More »

Paul Casey shares US Open lead after birdie run

Also missing the weekend were No. 2 Rory McIlroy and No. 3 Jason Day , who played together for the first two rounds to disastrous results. "I was in the hay too much", he said, before adding, "I enjoyed the walk", and, "The golf course is actually really lovely". Read More »

Johnson arrival at Erin Hills delayed as fiancee due to give birth

The 32-year-old American insisted his sub-standard round was due to problems on the greens, where he had trouble gauging the speed. Following the birth, ESPN.com 's Ian O'Connor posted an adorable hospital snap of the "beautiful" newborn, sharing that he was delivered via cesarean section and adding "name to come". Read More »

Fowler leads after first round on day of highs and lows

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Seven players were at 69, including Lee Westwood, who has always been in the conversation of best player never to win a major. Rory McIlroy shot his worst round ever at a U.S. With most of the big names struggling in the first round, it will be interesting to see if Fowler can maintain his composure and sharp play and put more distance between him and the rest of the field. Read More »

US Open 2017: Sergio Garcia likes 'when a course plays tougher'

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Paul Casey's birdie run is over. Obviously my game is on when the course is playing tougher. Near the very bottom of the leaderboard, Day sits a whopping 14 shots back of leader Rickie Fowler . Open newcomers. Lurking three off the pace are American Brian Harman and Englishman Tommy Fleetwood both with holes to play. Fowler will be among the later starters along with defending champion Dustin Johnson , who opened defence of his crown with shaky three-over 75 and will need to mount a ... Read More »

What should the Cleveland Cavaliers do now?

Kyrie Irving added 26 points and J.R. Smith 25 in a losing cause. "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 »

Fighters on social media react to bombshell announcement of Mayweather vs. McGregor

Ellerbe has made a point to let the world know that Mayweather is in no way taking this fight lightly because of how risky McGregor's striking is. Conor believes it, I believe it and Ireland believes it. The intrigue for some in this carnival fight surrounds whether McGregor will attempt to fight dirty and mix in some of his MMA strikes either out of frustration or a mental lapse in the heat of battle. Read More »

Aamer Sohail says Pak in finals due to match fixing

But things can change, and this is the time for us to change the tag that we don't perform well at ICC events", Azhar said. "It wouldn't be a shock if we won", he said. "I think anyone can replace anyone". Speaking about the form of Virat Kohli , Sharma said, "It felt like he was batting overnight". "The wicket was brilliant". Read More »

Fowler beats up Erin Hills

Open . "So, simple day when you look back on it, and how we kind of pieced our way around the golf course". Stress, in fact, largely left the premises on a bright, breezy day at the first-time U.S. Rory McIlroy's scathing words about the rough at Erin Hills came back to haunt him as he crashed to a dismal six-over par 76 in the first round of the US Open. Read More »

FedEx St. Jude Classic: Daniel Berger repeats as champion in Memphis

South African Charl Schwartzel shot a 66 and South Korean Whee Kim shot a 67 to finish in second, one shot behind Berger. But world No 9 Rickie Fowler , the top-ranked player in the field, can get an early start to Erin Hills for next week's US Open in Wisconsin after missing the cut with rounds of 74 and 70. Read More »

Ronaldo denies wrongdoing over Spanish taxes

Real Madrid said in a statement it had "full trust" in its player, who they believe has "complied with his fiscal obligations". In December, leaked documents suggested that Ronaldo had avoided tax on income allegedly held in offshore accounts. Read More »

Warriors celebrate National Basketball Association title with street parade

Golden State's championship-clinching victory in Game 5 of the NBA Finals was watched by more than 25 million viewers on ABC, wrapping up the most-viewed series since Michael Jordan's last title in 1998. Golden State Warriors fans are waking up early to secure a spot along the team's parade route in Oakland, California. "It's just a great group of guys, great community, great arena, great fans", Durant said. Read More »