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Warriors-Cavaliers generate highest ratings for Finals series since Michael Jordan era


Game Five wasn't all Durant; Stephen Curry scored 34 points, Iguodala added 20 off the bench, and Klay Thompson and Draymond Green scored 11 and 10 points, respectively. Durant did indeed join a ready-made contender by teaming up with two-time reigning league MVP Stephen Curry on a team that won it all in 2015 and were runners-up previous year after a season in which they had a record 73 wins in 82 games. Read More »

Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late leveller

England trained with the Royal Marines in the build up to the match, and Kane praised the determination of the squad. "The questions around us centre on character and the ability to withstand events that go against you". We had a couple of marines come here from the weekend to watch. "The way the game panned out, it was a good point for us". "When we went 2-1 down a few lads could have been on their knees". Read More »

Warriors secure spot among legends by dumping Cavaliers


He was the first player since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000 to score 30 or more points in five-straight finals games. The Cavaliers are also a Super Team now, teaming James up with Kyrie Irving , Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson. Durant was already one of the greatest players in National Basketball Association history before his move to the Warriors after collecting the scoring title four times and picking up MVPs honors in 2014. Read More »

Pakistan played 'perfect game' in ICC Champions Trophy win: Adam Gilchrist

On Zaman, he said: "He is a great impact player, in his first ICC event, he played like a champion, he can be a great player for Pakistan ". A number of former cricket captains on Monday said the historic victory of Pakistan cricket team has given a new identity to Pakistan cricket and re-established its status as one of the best cricket teams in the world. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko prevails over 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki

Wozniacki has had a tougher run through the French Open , and doesn't appear to be quite at full fitness. Nadal is a nine-time champion at Roland Garros. In the second set, one disruption-a medical emergency in the crowd-was followed by more. Bacsinszky started the better of the two players after the start of the match was delayed by heavy rain. Read More »

Simona Halep won's have an easy time getting over this loss

Ostapenko , only a few days removed from her 20th birthday, upset Halep to take home her own first-ever major. The junior Wimbledon champion in 2014, she will now head to the All England Club next month among the contenders. "I wish you good luck for the season". "And we just want to create some rivalries now". "And Jelena has more focus if I'm not there". While other players take the slow waltz to victory, Ostapenko is a woman in a hurry. Read More »

US Open champion Koepka reveals Johnson call helped him stay patient

Hideki Matsuyama finished like a champion, firing the best score of the final round at the U.S. Open on Sunday but despite his six-under-par 66 had to settle for a tie for second place at Erin Hills . They spanned the globe from the United States to South Korea. This was his fifth top-5 in a major. It was the first time in the history of his career that he ever withdrew from an event. Read More »

Stephen Curry prefers to decline White House visit if invited


But "competitive" is a good deal below the benchmark set by Golden State. That's a realistic thing to say though, right? For a brief moment, we are urging them to take into consideration the future of National Basketball Association. If an average National Football League game hooked more than 20.3 million Americans to their TV sets, it goes without saying that the Super Bowl event can do even more. Read More »

Celtics trading top pick in 2017 NBA Draft


The story of the draft prior to this bombshell of a deal was who the Sixers would take at No. 3. The Cavs did not know when they drafted Wiggins that LeBron James would return, presenting Cleveland with a win-now scenario. Not only that, but Boston also has a large lead in attracting free agents over the next couple of summers that could eventually make them into another "superteam". Read More »

Ronaldo interested in Man Utd move


The player is reported to have attracted interest from China , while he is also being linked with a dream return to Manchester United , and it will be interesting to see if he makes his way back to Old Trafford. Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are among those rumoured to be interested in signing the 32-year-old Portugal star . According to Marca , the French manager told Ronaldo that the Real Madrid team needs him and his winning mentality to guide the club to ... Read More »

Ronaldo tells Zidane: 'they're treating me like a criminal'


A source claims Ronaldo "feels great indignation" with all the conjecture about his tax affairs and a sense of "injustice" at the allegations - which he contests - and has made a decision to leave Spain. A return to Manchester United is said to be Ronaldo's preferred next move. I recall the episode when the player claimed to be "sad" and another occasion when there seemed to be a high level of interest from PSG . Read More »

Champions: Pakistan cricket team congratulated, showered with praise


Even after displaying a awful bowling performance and conceding a mammoth total of 338, Indians were gushing about how their bowlers contained Pakistan in last five overs. Fakhar Zaman was the beneficiary of the Indian largesse and he ensured the Indian team paid the price for it, as much as for their wayward bowling. Read More »

Sabres Expansion Draft Protected List

Among those left unprotected, and available to the Golden Knights in the draft, were goalies Cam Ward and Eddie Lack, forwards Lee Stempniak and Joakim Nordstrom, and defenseman Klas Dahlbeck. It's widely expected that Fleury will be the first-time Knights starter, but someone like Grubauer offers real potential for the long-term. Chayka was exaggerating, but only slightly. Read More »

Pakistan vs England, in pictures

He added: "The fact we've produced brilliant performances in this tournament and then play like that on this wicket is extremely disappointing". But the real damage was done when England collapsed to 211 all out after Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed sent them in to bat on a used pitch. Read More »

Sarfraz hopes Champions Trophy win will bring worldwide cricket to Pak


If you thought Hasan was inexperienced then Fakhar Zaman takes it to a whole new level, the opener having only made his ODI debut at the Champions Trophy . But the Pakistanis wrote off that defeat as an aberration. In a match which saw Virat Kohli and his boys fail miserably in all three departments of fielding, bowling and batting, it was Hardik Pandya who nearly spearheaded a resurgence by scoring the fastest half-century in the history of ICC tournaments finals, even beating Adam ... Read More »

Inspired Pakistan pummel India to win Champions Trophy

But he also saw the bright side of India thrashing Pakistan 7-1 in the Hockey World League Semi-Final 2017 to earn their third straight win in the tournament on Sunday. "It has been a quite remarkable turnaround", says Steve James of The Times . When teenage leg-spinner Shadab then struck in his first over via DRS, hitting Yuvraj Singh pad before bat, and MS Dhoni pulled Hasan Ali (three for 19) for a tumbling catch in the deep, India were washed up at 54 for five - and there was no ... Read More »

Kyle Busch takes Pocono 400 pole; Darrell Wallace Jr

Wallace will become just the fourth African-American driver in NASCAR Cup history when he makes his debut Sunday at Pocono Raceway in the iconic No. I think this is the first race where we finished better than what our auto was all year long. Which is what makes it so frustrating that it just can't come together. Read More »

Brooks Koepka caps record week with US Open title


The 25-year-old might have missed out on the U.S. Open but will jump from fourth to second in the world rankings behind Dustin Johnson . "I didn't exactly get my dad a card, so this works". He made the putt. When asked why he didn't pursue baseball instead, Koepka said, "Could never hit a home run as a kid". It went from a good save and a tap-in par to now going 2-over through four and really behind the eight ball. Read More »

Joey Logano 3rd at Michigan, hopes he's 'out of the funk'

We stopped the bleeding today. "Staying in qualifying trim all day just seems to suit us - we stay focused on one thing and we can get it right and tomorrow we'll switch over and do race stuff, so looking forward to it. Jones, a native of Byron, Michigan , a small town about 70 miles north of the speedway, had a career-best finish of third place at Pocono last Sunday. Read More »

NHL EXPANSION DRAFT Vegas holds all the cards

The Golden Knights , who begin play next season as the NHL's 31st team, will pick one player from each of the 30 teams. Florida and Vegas can discuss arrangements in the meantime, in terms of selecting certain players. They are the only team that has the ability to sign an unprotected unrestricted or restricted free agent until 7:59 a.m. Wednesday. But McPhee, the ever so nice human that he is, took the time on Saturday to let all National Hockey League teams know that he'd give each club ... Read More »

Virat Kohli: It was hard to counter Fakhar Zaman's batting style

They were more intense, passionate and deserved to win". At least 10 mobile phones, two laptops, two televisions and registers were recovered during the raid, which began at 7 p.m. "We want to be more consistent as a team but we've got a group of young players here that are fantastic and we'll work really hard to keep this momentum". Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy, Ind vs Pak

While Azhar was run out shortly after his fifty, Fakhar Zaman put in a performance for the ages, scoring his maiden century while unleashing his bat on the Indian bowlers. In reply India was skittled with almost 20 overs to spare. Unaffected, Pandya smashed a 32-ball half-century to give India a glimmer of hope. "We need to move on and learn from our mistakes", Kohli said . Read More »

Vegas to receive picks to not draft players in expansion draft

Las Vegas won't be able to pick from the protected players but they'll be taking one unprotected player from each team. No more, no less. "We're really pleased with what's available and this, as I've said, has worked out very well for the Vegas Golden Knights ", McPhee said . Read More »

Top 3 miss US Open cut; 4-way tie for 1st

The last time Day missed a cut in a major was the 2012 PGA Championship, just a month after his son was born. Despite their respective struggles, neither Johnson, McIlroy or Day took issue with the course , instead taking ownership of the problems that cut their weekend short. Read More »

Sarfraz hopes Champions Trophy triumph ends Pakistan exile

Bhuvneshwar Kumar , who claimed seven dismissals for India, was also named. "They made us make those mistakes because of the way they were bowling and the way they applied the pressure in the field, and we have no hesitation or shame to admit that we could not play our best game today", Kohli said. Read More »

Garbine Muguruza, Venus Williams losses ensure 1st-time Slam victor


They love their French players, and it's a really cool atmosphere, I guess, try to pretend they are cheering for me. "I experienced something in Germany where it was way more fired up, but I didn't criticise the crowd being unfair or anything, because it's also normal to see the crowd picking out their favourite". Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Glimpses of Pakistan's historic title win over India

Kohli only had praise for the 23-year-old who stood up against the fierce Pakistani bowlers and clobbered them all around the park - something none of the top order batsmen could do. "Amir was the guy that could do that for us", said Arthur. "The whole group kept believing". "That was an aberration. Hopefully, we can post more than 300", Sarfraz said. Read More »

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz thrilled with emphatic turnaround

India might have been higher-placed in the ICC team ranking in ODI cricket, but they were completely outplayed by Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final. And while a hugely powerful India line up still fancied their chances on a decent wicket, their confidence was left in ruins after a thrilling burst from Amir to rip the guts from the response. Read More »

3 held for running betting racket on India-Pakistan Champions Trophy match

Three hundred and sixty-three runs, two centuries and a fifty later, he was named Player of the Tournament as India retained the trophy. The Dawn called it a historic win over Pakistan's arch rivals. Obviously the same bowlers are going to play, the same guys are going to be back. Ali's run-out for 59 brought India some relief but appeared to have galvanized Zaman, who soon launched Jadeja and Ashwin over the ropes and raced from 60 to 100 in 15 balls. Read More »

Pakistan rout India for Champions Trophy title


But they turned it around in style as they topped South Africa (19 runs via D/L method), and Sri Lanka (three wickets) to enter the semi-finals where they got the better of hosts England by eight wickets. Amir struck just three balls into India's reply when, after bowling two outswingers to Sharma, he had him lbw with a superb inswinger. The collapse continued when left-handed opener Dhawan was caught behind off Amir by Sarfraz. Read More »

Chelsea eyeing Luis Enrique if Conte quits as manager


Despite leading the club to a dominant Premier League title win, there have been rumours for several months that Conte may consider his position at the end of the season. And Chelsea are confident a deal, which is expected to take Conte's wages from £5 million a year to £9m, will be agreed. However, his latest comments suggest that he won't be going anywhere this summer. Read More »

Rafael Nadal Extends French Open Record With 10th Title


Nadal dispatched Wawrinka, the 2015 French Open champion , 6-2, 6-3 6-1 Sunday to secure a result that was never even the slightest bit in doubt. "You were too good", Wawrinka told Nadal during the prize presentation after losing in a Grand Slam final for the first time in four appearances. Read More »