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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

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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 »

World Cup Triumph For Young Liverpool Internationals

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Despite having an injury-hit season, Max Lowe has impressed for both club and country over the last 12 months. Senior England captain Harry Kane, who is only 23 himself, was one of the first to praise his younger countrymen on their victory in the Suwon World Cup Stadium, near Seoul. Read More »

Orioles top Red Sox, Sanchez makes history

Rodriguez had allowed just three bombs all season, and had tossed six shutout innings against the Orioles earlier this season. Chase Anderson (3-1) starts for the NL Central-leading Brewers in the finale of a four-game series at the New York Mets. Read More »

Warriors attempt to close out Cavaliers with Green on board this time

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But saying that they are also expecting the same kind of force they faced in Cleveland to make the trip west. If he's getting 39 points off two's, we can live with that. Curry might not be overreacting, but his performance - as well as the performance of Kyrie Irving against him - will be scrutinized and analyzed from now until Game 5 tips off Monday night. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers to win NBA Finals

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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green stood by his previous remarks in which he stated that Cleveland Cavaliers fans "don't seem to be the sharpest people around". "If you let him get his elbow under that ball, it's goodnight for you". "There are silver linings to everything", Green told ESPN, before revealing the he called Myers and Durant in quick succession after the Warriors lost the finals. Read More »

Kane: Hampden is one of the best stadiums I've played in

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England took the lead in the 70th minute when substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's left-foot strike beat goalkeeper Craig Gordon's flimsy attempt at a save. "I'd need to look at the video again", he said. Nothing about it being permanent. He added: "I'm not in a rush to make that decision". There were a lot of emotions, lots of proud feelings, and my family were delighted. Read More »

NSW thrash Queensland in State of Origin opener

Speaking during the press conference, coach Kevin Walters was reluctant to confirm that JT would be set for Origin II. "I'm not sure about John, we knew he wouldn't be fit enough for this game", Walters said. That they would come back. Players like Andrew Fifita , who runs, fends and passes like an outside back with the distinct advantage of a 120-kilogram frame, gave the Maroons nightmares. Read More »

DUP leader says talks with Britain's Conservatives 'positive'

After being entrusted last Friday by Queen Elizabeth II with forming a government, Mrs May has made big concessions to opponents within her party, since the Conservatives have only 318 MPs in the country's 650-strong Parliament, eight seats short of the minimum overall majority, so her survival depends on ensuring that every single Conservative MP remains supportive. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavs to win NBA title

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The Cavs narrowed the gap slightly in the third but the Warriors were able to keep their opponents at arm's length to wrap up a second title in three years. Kevin Durant cops the 2017 NBA Finals MVP trophy. We know what it takes to win a championship. "They don't just lay down and die", Durant said. Read More »

Twins draft California prep shortstop Royce Lewis at No. 1

This time previous year, scouts projected Davidson to go somewhere in the first four rounds. "I knew at 5 or 6 years old that it was my love". The first overall slot came with over $7.7MM in total spending capacity, some of which will likely be allocated to other selections . Read More »

AB de Villiers' thoughts: I'm still the man to lead the Proteas

Asked if it's something to do with ICC tournament, he quipped: "I would like to get into the future and be on the other side and ask the future players what they feel". This is probably our best game we played so far. It then became evident that de Villier was emotionally exhauseted. The South Africans were frustrated by spinners Jadeja, who took 1-39 from his 10 overs without conceding a boundary, and Ashwin, playing his first one-day global since January because of the left-handers in ... Read More »

MLB DRAFT: Twins hoping for more Mauer magic with No. 1 pick

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And as usual, McKay did the right thing. "I can't do anything about it, so I'm just going to take it in stride and go 100 percent with my rehab", Schmidt said. What would you say is your biggest strength on the mound? Rob: I might give my left arm for the Tigers to end up with someone like Vanderbilt outfielder Jeren Kendall , who has been dropping on draft boards recently due to his high strikeout rate. Read More »