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Oakland celebrates Warriors' second title in three years

LeBron James , whose Cavaliers won the title a year ago and fell to the Warriors on Monday, said during a visit to Obama's White House in November that his team would "have to cross that road" if it triumphed again under Trump. Tens of thousands of fans had taken their places behind barriers set up along the route by early Thursday. One thing is clear - if no one can assemble a truly special team , the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy could very well reside in the Bay Area for years ... Read More »

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Pittsburgh and Nashville Gave us a Thriller

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Murray - still considered a rookie, no less, despite winning his second title - will have much to digest. Here are four reasons why the Stanley Cup Finals will be remembered. "When there are decisions that have to be made, you'd rather make them proactive rather than reactive. Honestly, you make your own luck, especially in a scenario like this". Read More »

Security under spotlight at Russia's Confederations Cup

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The other two Group A teams include European champions Portugal spearheaded by the global superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and the most decorated CONCACAF team Mexico. A three-step system allows referees to stop a match if players receive racist abuse and request a public announcement, then suspend the match if behavior persists and if necessary abandon the match. Read More »

Aamer Sohail's match-fixing allegations: Here's how Twitter reacted

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Speaking to Press Association Sport while taking part in the final leg of broadcaster Jeff Stelling's March for Men for Prostate Cancer UK, Collingwood reflected on England's disappointing Champions Trophy exit, but insisted they came up against opponents at the top of their game and are good enough to fare much better in their home World Cup in two years' time. Read More »

Mickey Arthur: Final will be about 'us' and not India

Given that Bhuvneshwar Kumar , India's most successful bowler, has taken six wickets so far, it will take something special to stop Hasan from finishing as the leading wicket-taker in a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide sides. Read More »

Diego Costa Still Waiting for Chelsea's Decision

The Spain worldwide revealed Blues boss Antonio Conte has made it clear that he does not feature in his plans ahead of the 2017-18 Premier League season, leaving Costa searching for a new club. The Italian midfielder's agent has confirmed that the player has offers from clubs across Europe, but admits that it will be a hard to engineer a move owing to his lengthy contract that runs until 2021 if his current employers Paris Saint-Germain do not want to sell. Read More »

Pakistan CT tie becomes highest-rated ODI in BARC history

And how can Pakistan influence their qualification into a final? Pakistan players would have not forgotten his three monstrous sixes against them earlier in the tournament . "If Pakistan is winning, then why bring up references to match fixing?" Wahab Riaz was sent back home and his replacement Junaid Khan has performed impressively. Read More »

Three big-time stars not playing the weekend at US Open

He birdied five straight holes, starting with the 17th after teeing off on the 10th, but that run only served to negate a triple bogey on 14 as well as bogies on 12 and 15 to card a one-under 71. Open wide open and there for the taking. Johnson (+4) can't be too upset to be travelling home to California to see his newborn baby. "I started to let it go a little bit on the back nine today", he said. Read More »

Mohammad Amir fit for Champs Trophy final

India hold the historical advantage in the knockout stage of world tournaments, having beaten Pakistan in each of three meetings so far. Even though Hasan is pitting for India's win the final he is happy about his nephew's performance in total. Read More »

Dufner rebounds to earn fifth PGA Tour victory

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It paid off on Sunday when he made a 30-foot par putt on the final hole that wrapped up his victory in the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio . To that point, Bubba Watson joked Sunday that when he watches Dufner, "it's like his heart is not even beating". Read More »

Rory McIlroy destroys fellow golfer in Twitter spat

Elkington refused to back down, tweeting he wasn't surprised McIlroy is a money guy while Jack Nicklaus , who won 18 majors, never once commented on money earned. While he believes McIlroy is the world's most gifted golfer but suggested that he's "bored" with the sport, adding that not having Tiger Woods to compete with has had a negative impact on the 28 year-old. Read More »

US Open: Fowler eyes lead as McIlroy, Day head for exit

You're not going to hit many shots into 10 feet here; you're going to need to take advantage of the par fives and need a couple of putts to go in for you, a few breaks here and there. "You can not play this golf course if you're not in position off the tee, and I wasn't in position", McIlroy said. McIlroy shot 78-71 (with birdies at four of his last six holes) to miss it by four. Read More »

Tom Sykes Wins World Superbike Race

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) recorded a new track best of 1'33.662 to win his 40 official career Superpole, and his second of the 2017 season. After being taken to the medical centre at Misano, Davies has been transferred to the Rimini hospital for further medical checks. Read More »

Arsenal need to show a winning mentality, says Emmanuel Petit

Petit believes Arsenal can change their fortunes around next season - but only if they spend big to sign top quality players this summer. Have you read Trendiee Today? Many expected Wenger to leave Arsenal after failing to guide them to a top-four finish for the first time in his 21-year reign, but instead the Frenchman committed his future to the club he has served since 1996 by signing a new two-year contract . Read More »

Coyotes trade goalie Mike Smith to Flames

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In his first season with the Flamed C on his jersey, however, Elliott did not fair well. He accumulated 466 saves, finishing with a save percentage of 91.2 percent and recording a goals against average of 2.33. Smith had been with the Coyotes for the past six seasons and helped them reach the 2012 Western Conference final. He has two years remaining on his contract at a salary-cap hit of $5.67 million US. Read More »

All you need to know about the Confed Cup

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The brazen, warrior-like Bayern Munich midfield general is still hungry for more trophies, as if his two Bundesliga titles and four Serie A Scudettos are not already enough. A three-player race to meet the rebound off a post saw the sliding Boxall's trailing right arm get the final touch in a bundle of bodies. Key figures such as Alan Dzagoev, Artem Dzyuba and Roman Zobnin are sidelined due to injury, while veterans Vasily Berezutsky and Sergei Ignashevich have retired, leaving Cherchesov ... Read More »

South Africa beat France in Durban to secure series win

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Jantjes scored four conversions and three penalties as he continued to impress with the boot and France's tries were scored by South African-born Scott Spedding and Damian Penaud with Baptiste Serin scoring the conversion and Francois Trinh-Duc the penalty. Read More »

Stephen Curry will take a pass on traditional White House visit

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Whether or not the Warriors will join those teams remains to be seen. There must have been other reasons for Durant's move - like lifestyle, relationships and business opportunities - but chief among them had to be Curry's unselfishness that emanates from him and flows through the entire organization. Read More »

Congressman Scalise, shot Wednesday, is improving, doctors report

Scott Applewhite, File). House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, second from left, arrives for a Special GOP Leadership Election on Capitol Hill in Washington on November 15, 2016. Wednesday's shooting left five people wounded, including Scalise; Griner; Tyson Foods director of government relations Matt Mika; Zack Barth, a staffer for Rep. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: Mashrafe Mortaza says Bangladesh missed big opportunity against India

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According to Tait, who clinched 62 wickets in 35 ODIs during his career, India skipper Virat Kohli "might be tempted to play Umesh Yadav, but he would (probably) stick to the same combination because it was a winning team". "Because if we play good cricket we can beat any team". Batting: Look at the players topping the batting charts, and you will see Indians, Indians and more Indians, which just goes to show how dominant India's batting lineup has been. Read More »

Andre Iguodala does not want Warriors to visit White House

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Warriors captain Stephen Curry told reporters Wednesday his preference would be to decline, and four teammates have offered similar decisions publicly. We don't want that to taint what we've accomplished. Green wore a t-shirt at Thursday's championship parade and rally in Oakland, California that read, "Quickie", with the "Q" styled to mimic the Cavaliers' arena, which is referred to as The Q. Read More »

Man Utd could complete Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata double deal - bookies

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has claimed that Alvaro Morata is eager to leave the club, even if he is given a starring role next term in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo . The 32-year-old has been accused of defrauding the Spanish tax office of 14.7million euros over image rights payments - allegations which he has strongly denied. Read More »