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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Jeff Sessions, Ron Wyden tussle over James Comey's testimony

Harris was silenced last week during former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's testimony because she would not allow him to properly answer questions either. Sessions had agreed to testify before the committee regarding ongoing investigations into interference by the Russian government during the 2016 election. 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

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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?

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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

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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

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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 »

NASCAR Cup Series tackles Pocono Sunday

Busch won the pole. I was waiting for (the Cup car) to turn and get down to the bottom and get pointed, and I didn't muscle it up. Each turn has its own set of characteristics making it almost impossible to set up a auto to handle well all around the speedway. Read More »

Warriors React To Second Title In Three Years

And Curry, too. Even LeBron James , celebrating the fight and brilliance they each demonstrated during an entertaining back-and-forth basketball show in this Finals trilogy. "We were heartbroken last year, but this year was our turn and we're obviously quite happy", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "It's a combination of talent and an unselfish nature". Read More »

Rickie Fowler in contention at Memorial

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Dufner went from leading by five shots entering the third round to trailing by four entering Sunday's final round at Muirfield Village. Dufner lost a five-shot lead in the third round. 18, when he hit the bunker and then hit two poor shots. The 20-year-old Coletta shot a 73 and finished in a share of 25th. Dufner followed three birdies with as many bogeys in an inconsistent outward 36, but he rediscovered his form of the first two days on the back nine and remained unruffled by two ... Read More »

What to expect at the 2017 US Open

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He grasped at both back pockets and realized he didn't have a pen. "How do the USGA expect to sell the game to the masses when they see the pros having their trousers pulled down". A few weeks later, at the PGA Championship, Jimmy Walker made a key birdie on No. 17 to outlast Jason Day , who, playing one hole ahead, kept pressure on Walker by making eagle on 18. Read More »

Team, local officials set Penguins victory parade Wednesday

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He still led the tournament in scoring and was named the MVP. Team captain Sidney Crosby was still riding the energy from Sunday night's win. I mean dreams come true. But, although it is true that without Crosby this double win would not have happened (prior to Crosby coming aboard, the Pens had missed the playoffs for four years in a row, a pattern that continued through Crosby's first season), the Pen's captain is only a piece of the reason that Pittsburgh hoisted the Cup last ... Read More »

Stricker proud of his Wisconsin grit to get into US Open

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FILE - In this August 16, 2015, file photo, Jason Day , of Australia, celebrates after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. He returned for the Masters , where he tied for 22nd at 2-over par. Players have already started to complain. It may make for an ultimate test of golf, but those expecting another major showdown between Stenson and Mickelson , a la last years British Open , or Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose , a la this years Masters ... Read More »

Sam Warburton fit to lead Lions against Highlanders

Warburton is now back in action and captains the Lions against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Tuesday. "You wake with the humming noise of the machine - and a freezing cold ankle!" You could be set up right and then the angle is wrong for you and there is nothing you can do about it. Read More »

Golden State Warriors Win Second NBA Championship In Three Seasons

The decision to move Draymond Green into the starting lineup in place of David Lee and moving Andre Iguodala into a sixth-man role sparked the Warriors to a 67-win season. "I'm not the GM of the team ", James said. " Teams and franchises are going to be trying to figure out ways that they can put personnel together, the right group of guys together to be able to hopefully compete against this team", James said. Read More »

Nadal to miss Queen's Club tournament to rest

But the script remained the same, Nadal taking the set in ninth game, just moments after Wawrinka had destroyed a racquet in utter frustration. "Back in 2005 I thought I would have resigned by now and be out fishing in a river in Mallorca . Read More »

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to National Basketball Association title

Durant took home a championship and a Finals Most Valuable Player award Monday night by adding to the Golden State Warriors' strength in numbers that overpowered James' strength in statistics. James said in a press conference screened on nba.com: "I'm not happy he won his first - I'm not happy at all". "And that's the type of guy that I want to be with every single time I'm going to war, because I know what to expect, and you stand your ground, too, with a leader like that". Read More »

Golden State Warriors' MVP Kevin Durant adds an important title: champion

The Boston Celtics had the best record in the Eastern Conference this season, but they fell to the Cavs in the conference finals after losing star Isaiah Thomas to an injury in the series. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. Read More »