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Fan buys most expensive seats in National Basketball Association history for Game 5

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Durant capped his first season with the Warriors in triumphant fashion with another big shooting night that helped Golden State avoid a repeat of last year's Finals collapse when Cleveland rallied from 3-1 down to win the title. Golden State came out in the second quarter and flipped the script though, running up 38-23 throughout. Tempers flared when Kyrie Irving tied up David West on a loose ball. Read More »

Golden State Warriors reclaim NBA title with 129-120 win over Cleveland

Following a Game 4 trouncing in Cleveland , the Cavs once again gave the Warriors a test in Game 5, buoyed by the one-on-one magic of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving and some hot shooting from J.R. Cavs-Warriors III had even more star power than 2016. The dunk forced a Warriors timeout when the Cavs margin grew to 41-33 near the 10-minute mark. Read More »

Draymond Green Stands by Remarks Made About Cleveland

But it's one they had to have, and a series that wasn't living up to its hype and seemed headed for a quick conclusion is California bound for Game 5 on Monday night. "Just try to make it tough on him ". But he didn't get down on himself. "I hope we're a little more nervous". If Green reaches a level rarely seen during these Finals - and a level he surely is capable of reaching - it will be exceedingly hard for the Cavs to keep the Warriors from closing out the series. Read More »

Warriors have chance to clinch NBA title at home

Green said the chance to sweep was a distraction more so than the now-ended chance to become the first champion to roll unbeaten through the playoffs. We all have a mentality of a Game 7. Add to that the fact that the Cavaliers know they face an uphill battle to come back and beat Golden State , and I think the odds have swung heavily in favor of the team from the Bay. Read More »

Warriors are NBA champions in nearly perfect run through playoffs

The Warriors won 129. For the second time in three seasons, the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to secure the league title. Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant with the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP award. Golden State went 16-1 in this year's playoffs, good for the highest winning percentage (.941) in a single postseason, surpassing the Los Angeles Lakers from 2001 (15-1, .938). Read More »

Someone just paid $133000 for two tickets to game 5

Golden State got there a little differently this time around, opening up a 3-0 lead. Some variation of those words was written or uttered somewhere nearly one year ago. The Warriors enter Game 5 as heavy favorites - 8.5 points, according to the touts in Las Vegas - and rightfully so. Are we going to get after it and compete? I don't see anything's amusing or anything's to smile about. Read More »

Twitter reacts to Warriors defeating Cavs for 2017 championship

The average resale price on Golden State's ticket site is $1,731. Durant , a former MVP and future hall of famer, gets his first title in his 10 season as the newest addition to the Warriors roster. "I've been in the situation before, I've been in these meetings, I've been in these sessions", Donaghy said. It was them being "too respectful" towards the Warriors. Read More »

NBA Champs! Warriors defeat Cavs in Game 5 to win title

The Warriors got it done in five games but this Finals felt much closer than that. The Warriors won 129. After Durant finally got his title, his longtime rival was the first one to congratulate him over the win. Golden State are the first team to score at least 100 points in every game of the playoffs. Kevin Durant has 21 points and Steph Curry has 20 for the Warriors, who are two quarters away from their second championship in three years. Read More »

Diego Costa Reportedly Sends Antonio Conte Text Message to Chelsea Teammates

Spain kept their noses in front of Italy in the fight for automatic qualification for next year s World Cup as David Silva and Diego Costa were on target in a 2-1 win in Macedonia on Sunday. There were speculations Costa could move to the lucrative Chinese Super League in January, only to commit to Chelsea for the remainder of the campaign. Read More »

Warriors get revenge over Cavs

A dominant, and tense, second quarter had the Warriors smelling the title, the fifth in team history. (We're) looking forward to going out there and having some fun ( Monday ). He's got a better sense of all of this. We can't let him do that again. After averaging a triple-double over the five games, James knew there was little more he or his teammates could have done to beat a Golden State Warriors team that proved too talented this year with the addition of Finals MVP Durant . Read More »

Warriors aim to finish off Cavaliers in Game 5

Let's revisit a quote from King James himself after Durant buried a deep 3-pointer over him to shock the Cavs in Game 3: "It's the most firepower I've played in my career". A Durant three boosted the margin to 60-45 with 3:08 in the half. His ability to deliver when the team needs him to has become one of his defining traits and helped make him so endearing to Cavs fans. Read More »

The most misspelled words by state

Organizers determined the finalists based on their on-stage spelling Wednesday and their performance on the written spelling and multiple-choice vocabulary test they took on Tuesday, Miller said. "This is a great experience for him to be on stage", Muralidharan said. The first place victor will get $40,000 cash prize and $2,500 USA savings bond; and the second and third winners will get $30,000 and $20,000, respectively. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers 129-120 to win NBA title

Durant has 28 points on 9-of-13 shooting and Curry has 25 points. That is unlikely, so look for Golden State to send its fans home with a title and cover. Green had sat out this very game a year ago, suspended because of flagrant foul point accumulation after he swiped at James' groin in Game 4 . The Cavs took 22 free throws in the quarter but only made 14. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers to clinch NBA title

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP ) - As a fresh National Basketball Association champions cap sat a tad off-kilter on his head, Kevin Durant embraced mother Wanda. Play was stopped at the 3:08 mark after a tussle and technical foul on members of both teams. The more physical play appeared to be just the thing to get Cavs power forward Tristan Thompson unleashed. Read More »

India into semi-finals

But, after that, they went on a break for the IPL, came back and lost to England and crashed out of the Champions Trophy . Kagiso Rabada was three years old on that happy day. No Kohli presser is complete without a customary question about what kind of inputs Mahendra Singh Dhoni provides in match situations. " India dominated us in all aspects and that shouldn't happen". Read More »

Warriors' Kevin Durant is unanimous 2017 Finals MVP victor

On the other side of the ledger James spent much of Game 5 as the only real threat particularly with his wingman Kyrie Irving spending much of the night hobbled with back pain that seemed to make just running a chore. "We have to play well", Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said. "We're going to earn it". Kevin Durant scored 35 points but the Warriors could never slow down the Cavs and missed their chance for the NBA's first flawless postseason. Read More »

How Mourinho is persuading Morata to join Manchester United

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Morata scored 15 goals in La Liga past year - second only to Cristiano Ronaldo among the Real squad despite only making 14 starts - while he scored, on average, every 81 minutes. A deal for Morata would back up the news that United have already agreed a deal to sign Benfica defender Victor Lindelof , with the Swede set to arrive in a deal worth in excess of £30m. Read More »

Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers to claim title

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The final score was 129-120. A season ticket holder of the Golden State Warriors reportedly sold two floor seats to Game 5 of the NBA Finals online for $133,000, according to ESPN . Kyrie Irving scored 26 points, J.R. Smith added 25 and Tristan Thompson had 15. "He's the only person that I was looking at since 2012", Durant said in a postgame interview with Doris Burke about LeBron . Read More »

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry Lead Warriors to NBA Title

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Personally, I predicted Cleveland would win this series in six games. So he wasn't in position to switch onto Irving when Shumpert immediately set a ball screen on Shaun Livingston , with Curry having been flattened by James' initial screen. Read More »

Ryan Blaney collects first career win at Pocono 400

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This might be a theme at Pocono - big brother Kurt Busch won this race a year ago with his crew chief serving a one-race suspension. "I've been pretty jealous of some of the other drivers getting their first wins, so it's good to get to Victory Lane myself". Read More »

Tyronn Lue says Cavs were 'too nice' before Game 4

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But when Irving, his streaky co-star, is backing up LeBron's mega numbers with his own, the Cavaliers either win it or are in it until the end. Nearly everything went right for the Cavs in that one, so much so that Golden State is still feeling pretty good about its chances heading back to Oracle Arena for Monday's Game 5. Read More »

Golden State Warriors capture second National Basketball Association title in three years

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It's "win or forget about a parade" for the Cavaliers in Oracle Arena in Game 5 on June 12, but the real pressure is on the host Golden State Warriors after they ended up on the wrong end of history a year ago. They did it in typical Warriors fashion, a stunning 21-2 blitz in the second quarter giving them control of the game and holding off every run Cleveland made at them in the second half. Read More »

Warriors back as National Basketball Association champions

Reuters/Kyle Terada/USA Today SportsGolden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) dunks past Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) and guard JR Smith (5) during Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland , Ohio on June 9, 2017. Read More »

Warriors' Green will be on the court for this Game 5

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Meanwhile, Durant (2 of 9) and Stephen Curry (2 of 9) struggled for Golden State at the other end. "As long as collectively everyone feels good, then my opportunities will come on breakdowns from their defense and offensively, (there are) things that we can be sharper at". Read More »

Ostapenko believes 'anything is possible' after French Open win

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Her attitude clearly reflects in her style of play , an all out victor laden approach, not caring about the unforced errors leaking points. - She finished with 54 winners in a match that lasted an hour and 59 minutes. Prior to her exploits in Paris , Ostapenko's professional earnings stacked up to just over $1.2million. Saturday's victory was worth $2,351,097. The incredibly powerful hitting that had been a staple of Ostapenko's run to the final was evident from the very first game. Read More »

Kyrie Irving explains how he views elimination games

If we don't protect the ball, we don't limit their three-point shooting, then we can get blown out". Overall, they have more weapons and they appear to have grown and matured from last year's meltdown. "Last game, in game four, I thought that's who we are". Maybe he will. I don't know. Can they build on that win, and come back again from another Finals' deficit? But coach Steve Kerr , who only returned to the team in time for game two of the finals after a period of medical leave to ... Read More »

Fan paid $133000 for tickets to Game 5 of the NBA Finals

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Andre Iguodala has scored 11 of Golden State's 22 bench points. They never blended better than in these Finals, when Curry averaged 27 points, 9.4 assists and eight rebounds - MVP-type numbers himself if not for Durant. But beyond their resiliency, the Cavs have displayed a mental toughness through all kinds of adversity. After an extended review of the confrontation, officials Danny Crawford and Ed Malloy assessed technical fouls to Thompson and Smith as well and did not give West a second ... Read More »

Rafael Nadal defies logic with Paris victory

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While big congratulations are in order for Taylor, Rafa was out there by himself, battling worthy opponents, injury and, in his worst moments, most likely the demons that inevitably interfere in all players' existence. Toni Nadal, Nadal's coach and uncle, echoed the same sentiments. She is taking the rest of this year off because she is pregnant. "We are lucky in this life because we receive so much". Read More »

These Are The Best Highlights From The 2017 NBA Finals

Golden State answered with a game-turning 27-4 run, slam dunks by Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green and three Durant 3-pointers spicing the spurt that produced a 60-45 Warriors lead. "We added Kyle Korver and Deron Williams ". "But no such thing as a failed season when you put in as much work as we've done". The Cavs, on the other hand, try to stay alive hoping they can extend the series. Read More »

Nadal reclaims throne with brutal defeat of Wawrinka

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The Philippe Chatrier Court crowd did their best to haul Wawrinka back into the match but Nadal was now simply unstoppable, breaking serve twice more before collapsing in joy when the Swiss netted on the second match point. Rafa and Federer each have their own very special records. He entered the final on an 11-match winning streak following his title in Geneva. RAFAEL Nadal didn't even expect to be at Roland Garros this year, much less lifting a 10th Musketeers' Cup. Read More »

MLB Draft 2017: Royce Lewis goes No. 1 overall to Twins

I'm grateful for the counseling I received, and since then, I realized that the only way forward was to work each day on becoming the best person, community member and student I can possibly be. New York Yankees: RHP Clarke Schmidt , South Carolina 17. Some people see him going number one to the Twins as a pitcher. Schmidt's stellar junior season was cut short two months ago, when he suffered a season-ending ulnar collateral ligament tear. Read More »

Use the force: Most physical team should prevail in Game 5

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The Cavaliers will need more performances like game four if they are going to have any chance at coming back against the Warriors. In Game 3 - a night that Clevelanders, thanks to the aforementioned cold-blooded Durant trey, will file right next to The Shot , The Fumble , and The Decision - the Warriors allowed a paltry 19 points in the fourth quarter after getting smoked for 32, 29, and 33 in the first three. Read More »

Steve Smith frustrated after second-straight washout

I was happy to keep playing through the rain. "Their batsmanship is ridiculously unbelievable, they know the game inside out and it's a master class when they get going". Smith went onto emphasize on the fact that his team had to play well in order to advance further in the competition and treat every game like a final. Read More »