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Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors


Then it was Golden State's time again, with Durant as the prized addition. Game 5 of the NBA Finals is off to a much more deliberate start than Game 4′s track meet. "I had a letdown a year ago", Green said. "You have to tip your hat to Cleveland", he added. In that moment when they embraced, James might have seen something of himself in Durant , another transcendent talent who had to endure years of frustration, and a change of scenery, before earning the validation that comes ... Read More »

Roland Garros : impitoyable, Nadal remporte sa " décima "


Nadal plus que jamais le Roi de Roland-Garros en coiffant sa 10e couronne sur la terre battue parisienne. Wawrinka , le plus vieux finaliste à Paris, à 32 ans, depuis Niki Pilic en 1973, n'a jamais trouvé de solution. Il est pratiquement injouable sur terre (52 de ses 72 titres sur la surface ocre). Il va être très difficile à battre. Un record personnel qu'il n'aurait sans doute pas pu battre sans l'abandon de son compatriote Careno-Busta en quart-de-finale mais qui en dit long sur ... Read More »

Warriors wins National Basketball Association title after beating Cleveland Cavaliers

Newly minted Warriors star Kevin Durant , who scored 39 points in the game, was named the Finals most valuable player (MVP). These are the accomplishments of a team that should be considered among the all-time greats . The 1983 76ers and 2001 Lakers are the only other one-loss National Basketball Association champions in league history . That would be his mom, Wanda Durant , who he proclaimed was the "real MVP" immediately after winning the award of regular season MVP in ... Read More »

Mr Met gives fan the finger, employee out as team mascot


His streak is the third-longest since 1900 by a reliever to start a season , trailing Aroldis Chapman's string of 37 in 2014 and 29 in 2012, the Elias Sports Bureau said. Neil Ramirez pitched the eighth and ninth innings, pitching like his typical wild self. "I was just bad tonight". It's not easy being a New York Mets fan right now. Read More »

England draw was one of the "most emotional games ever" for Strachan

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked to have set England on course for victory, only for Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths to level with a late free-kick and repeat the trick moments later. He said: "We're never going to blame each other, we're not that team - the bigger picture is far more important". Now, with Sam Allardyce having come and gone and with Southgate focused on taking the team to next year's World Cup in Russia, England do finally get the chance to run out at France's ... Read More »

India thrash Proteas to enter Champions Trophy semis in style

Dhawan smashed 12 boundaries and a six in the innings. "Yes, we had some of the days which were not nice, and I think the first game was one of those where we all tried our level-best but things didn t work for us", the 36-year-old top-order batsman and off-spinner added. Read More »

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza upset at French Open

Big match, which I was waiting for. You know, I just think it went to her side, and that's all. This is the first time that the 13th-seeded Mladenovic has reached the quarterfinals at her home Grand Slam. Mladenovic next will face Bacsinszky, and Wozniacki meets Ostapenko. The rain delay suited Kei Nishikori as he recovered to beat Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 0-6, 6-4 when their third round match resumed at the French Open . Read More »

Jose Mourinho's Man United promise to Alvaro Morata revealed

Benfica's Victor Lindelof should become a United player this week for £30.7m, while central midfield remains an area they wish to strengthen. Alvaro Morata has reportedly agreed to move from Real Madrid this summer and join Manchester United as both clubs are negotiating a fee. Read More »

Five matches to watch on day eight at French Open

Rafael Nadal returned to Roland Garros after his birthday celebrations and showed no signs of slowing up, railroading compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-2 6-2 in a fourth round performance that was also an emphatic statement. The French Open continues until next weekend. But both of the tennis heavyweights have been forced to wait because of rain, setting up a bumper Wednesday of quarter final action. Read More »

Golden State Warriors win the NBA Finals

The Cavs fought until the end. "Not one time did I feel like we were overmatched until probably like I looked up, there was like a minute and 20 (seconds), and we were down 13, I believe, or something at that point", James said, "and I was like, OK, we left everything on the floor, and it still wasn't enough". Read More »

Kyrie, Cavs Fall To Golden State 4-1

Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant finished with 39 points , seven rebounds, five assists and one steal during Monday's Game 5 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers . Throughout the regular season, it was the team's collective and overwhelming talent that made everything add up neatly; in the Finals it was Kevin Durant . Read More »

How Warriors took back the crown, and how National Basketball Association rivals can compete

This may have been one of the reasons Durant was motivated to come here after meeting with teammates and members of the organization. "I ain't got nothin' to say", Durant said, trophy in hand. “Im really proud where I am right now as a player and being as consistent every year as Ive been. Whenever he is asked about his own accomplishments, he is always quick to offer a reminder just as he did with a new National Basketball Association champions hat on his head: “Its a team sport.” He ... Read More »

NBA Players React to the Warriors Winning the 2017 NBA Championship

I was jittery. I just wanted to lay it all out there". He hugged mother Wanda many a time. Q: Can you find much solace in getting to The Finals three years in a row? He punctuated that season with his famed "Baby Hook" to win Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Boston, giving the Lakers a 3-1 lead before they finished off their rivals two games later. Read More »

Fullback Hogg ruled out of remainder of Lions tour


While Sam Warburton scored one of his side's three tries on his return from injury, the Lions did not have quite enough in their locker to see off their ecstatic hosts. They didn't get a penalty the whole game. "There were high-pressure situations in the game which we probably could have dealt with a little bit better". Read More »

And now, 29 teams will start chasing the champion Warriors

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. He dramatically drove and dunked on Cleveland's defense, knocked down big 3-pointers and blocked shots while handling the load of defending King James. Read More »

Judge, Yankees batter Orioles 16-3 for 4th straight win

Still, Meyer hasn't allowed more than two runs in a home start this season. The Yankees put their powerful offense on display once again Sunday afternoon in a 14-3 sweep-clinching victory over the Orioles at the Stadium. even though he was 8-for-11 with three homers and six RBIs, counting his 1-for-3 with a walk in his first four plate appearances on Monday. "I had to make an adjustment. Read More »

US official makes brief appearance at G7 environment summit


The draft statement asked member countries to sign off on their continued commitment to the global pact to fight climate change , the report said. Jerry Brown to demonstrate that Germany is prepared to work with individual USA states if Trump refuses to be part of the Paris effort any longer. Trump said when he announced he was pulling out of the Paris accord that his administration would begin negotiations either to re-enter the deal or set up a new agreement on "terms that are fair ... Read More »

Trump Jr. tweets: Jeff Sessions 'crushed it' in opening statement

Mr. Sessions even went so far as to gently ridicule his former colleagues for focusing on such petty, political and trivial nonsense at a time when far more pressing matters should be occupying their full attention. The high-stakes testimony also takes place amid reported friction between Sessions and Trump, who criticized the attorney general's decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Murray, Cilic, Halep, Suarez reach French Open 4th round


Murray and Del Potro contested a couple of epic matches in 2016, with the Brit winning in four sets in the Olympic final in Brazil and the Argentine winning over five hours in the Davis Cup semi-finals. Andy Murray has some thoughts about the way reporters keep track of everything he does during a tennis match — including between points. "Whoever had won that first set had big momentum", Murray said. Read More »

Watch Lonzo And LaVar Ball's Interview With Jimmy Kimmel

It turns out the Josh Jackson to Los Angeles buzz was just starting to hum when the one-and-done Kansas standout canceled a workout with Boston the week before the NBA Draft . Bleacher Report doesn't believe the draft workout went as well for Ball as he needed it to. There is no denying, LaVar Ball - Lonzo's father - has a big mouth. Read More »

Golden State Warriors' NBA Finals Win Takes Social Media By Storm

On Monday night and all throughout The Finals, Kevin Durant proved not only that he was a champion , but that he was just the piece the Warriors needed to solve the puzzle of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers . "When you have them beat, you have to beat them". On his own team's efforts, he added: "We got to the post-season as a 2-seed and we were able to punch our clock and reach the finals, that's what you want as a ball-club". Read More »

Players walk out to sound of Oasis song for France-England


Club teammates and global captains Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris will be lining up against one another tonight as the striker and 'keeper respectively lead their nations out for this friendly fixture. Eric Dier's lazy pass was cut out by Thomas Lemar, who quickly shifted the ball into the path of Pogba, who in turn fed Mbappe. Then, just before half-time, Ousmane Dembele , another who had a fine match, sent John Stones out for a bag of chips, with Heaton again parrying into danger. Read More »

French Open 2017: Men's results - Final


It was the only opportunity he presented the Swiss in the 2 hour, 5 minute match. "I played against the biggest clay court player ever", said Wawrinka . Nadal saved the first break point in the third game with a good serve - the lone break point he faced - then Wawrinka immediately saved four. The second game of the second set exemplified the sublime form Nadal was in. Read More »

Mexico come from behind to draw with US in World Cup qualifier

The second half didn't quite have the same zip as the first half , though there were still chances for both sides to find a victor. Bradley added: "The game went the way we expected it, the way we wanted. "What cost us were errors in our end". Bruce Arena made some somewhat unexpected changes to his lineup, with starts for Brad Guzan , Omar Gonzalez , Tim Ream , DaMarcus Beasley , Kellyn Acosta , and Bobby Wood , perhaps indicating just how much he valued Thursday's game over ... Read More »

Tapwrit wins 2017 Belmont Stakes

Last year's 3-year-old champion, Arrogate, is now the best horse in the world and his first graded stake was in last year's Travers, so anything can happen as we head into the summer months. Patch , the one-eyed horse, paid $6.50 to show. "It's the nature of this business", Pletcher said. "So at least today he showed some of his true colors, so I'm really happy about that". Read More »

PK Subban says Predators will right ship at home, win Game 3


The Penguins added two more goals in just under three and a half minutes, leading to Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne's exit to the game. Pittsburgh C Nick Bonino needed assistance to the locker room after blocking a shot off of his left ankle area in the first, but returned. Read More »

Could Markelle Fultz fall in the 2017 NBA Draft?

With his ability to play both guard spots, he could fit nicely as a passing guard with D'Angelo Russell, who would be more efficient as a shooter and scorer. Here's why the Lakers would take Jackson over Ball. The athleticism and versatility in a starting lineup of Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins, Isaac and Karl-Anthony Towns would give teams nightmares for the next decade. Read More »

Stanley Cup Final: Three keys to Game 5

This series, more than anything, has been dictated by the venue. Pittsburgh has won five straight on home ice, and has avoided going winless in three straight contests since a four-game slide in late March that featured three straight home defeats. Read More »

Mayor promises Stanley Cup parade, but plans unclear so far


Later that summer, Crosby hung around the Canadian world junior summer camp in Halifax, eager to soak up any kernel of knowledge he could from this country's top teenagers. This was the least talented of the six Penguins teams that made the Stanley Cup final , and it was less talented than the 1993 team, too. According to Bovada , the Penguins are early favorites to win again next season with 9-1 odds. Read More »

Cavaliers' LeBron James first to average triple-double in Finals

But on Tuesday, in the wake of her son's first ever National Basketball Association title win, Wanda joined First Take again and got the chance to gloat in front of Smith. Thus, speculation of James' intentions will burn all year, with wild headlines and nameless sources offering that James is on his way out of Cleveland, heading to city "X" (though, in this case, the dominant rumor will likely be Los Angeles, to play with either the Lakers or Clippers, for any number of reasons, including ... Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers to NBA title

When it came time to reflect on the series, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue pointed to the final 2:13 of Game 3 as the difference. Green stayed on the court in a game that featured three technicals on one play 3:08 before halftime. "I just had to trust in it, we were really good tonight", Durant said in a post-game interview. But there's this fact: He became the first player in National Basketball Association history to average a triple-double (33.6 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, and ... Read More »