• Kevin Durant named Finals MVP after Warriors claim title
Kevin Durant named Finals MVP after Warriors claim title

With all the criticism he received for his part in transforming a side that had just won 73 regular-season games into a super-team, Durant excelled throughout the finals, scoring 39 points in game five and ultimately being awarded the finals MVP along with winning his first National Basketball Association championship ring.

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  • No repeat for James, Cavs
No repeat for James, Cavs

The Cavaliers aren't going down in Game 5 of the NBA Finals without a fight. The game was over. After another of J.R. Smith's moonshot 3s, the Cavaliers had it within five to start the fourth quarter. Kevin Durant's love and respect for his mother Wanda is well known. Having added Durant last off-season to the talents of Curry, Klay Thompson ...

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

There is no such thing as a failed season, according to LeBron James after defending champions the Cleveland Cavaliers lost their National Basketball Association crown to the Golden State Warriors . James stopped short of calling this his finest performance in his extensive Finals career. Stephen Curry added 34 points, 10 assists a...

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  • Champions Trophy: India thrashes Proteas to enter semis
Champions Trophy: India thrashes Proteas to enter semis

A 19-year drought! South Africa last won an global tournament in 1998; ironically it was the ICC Champions Cup. Their approach and intent wasn't positive and that essentially played a very crucial role in the way it lost. So when Virat Kohli was asked a day before the game against South Africa what the Oval meant to him, there was not even a pa...

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  • Golden State Warriors To Skip Visit To Trump White House
Golden State Warriors To Skip Visit To Trump White House

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to take home the National Basketball Association championship Monday night in a 129-120 victory. On the heels of Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank calling President Trump an asset, Stephen Curry - who is endorsed by Under Armour - said Trump was an ass .

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  • Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes, rallying past Irish War Cry
Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes, rallying past Irish War Cry

The victor, Tapwrit , may have done most of his racing in Florida, but he lives here. A $1.2m yearling bought at Fasig-Tipton, Tapwrit is owned by a partnership comprising Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert LaPenta .

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  • Draymond Green Takes Insane Shot at Entire City of Cleveland
Draymond Green Takes Insane Shot at Entire City of Cleveland

Green was immediately called for a technical foul for his behavior. Nearly exactly one year removed from his groin shot to LeBron James , the power forward picked up a tech for arguing a call - after everybody thought he already had one due to a mix-up with the officials - and then slammed down on Tristan Thompson's head during a reckless block at...

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  • Under-fire Hart to sit out France game
Under-fire Hart to sit out France game

England's last foreign excursion was to play in Germany and they will meet the world champions again at Wembley in November. "But they're both great managers and Gareth's obviously really well connected, especially with the younger players".

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  • Pakistan beats Sri Lanka, to play England in CT semis
Pakistan beats Sri Lanka, to play England in CT semis

Requiring under five runs an over, Pakistan set about their task in clinical fashion as Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali delivered a 74-run opening partnership. Pakistan were one over short of their target with time allowances taken into consideration. It was the first wicket of the tournament for a resurgent Amir.

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  • Virat Kohli reclaims top spot in ICC ODI rankings for batsmen
Virat Kohli reclaims top spot in ICC ODI rankings for batsmen

Meanwhile Shikhar Dhawan who has had a terrific run off late has returned to the top 10 after scoring a century and two 50s in the three matches so far. However, Ravindra Jadeja has advanced 3 places to take the eighth position. There has been no change in the top five of the all- rounders' list, which is headed by Bangladesh's Shakib Al...

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  • Andy Murray battles past Juan Martin Del Potro
Andy Murray battles past Juan Martin Del Potro

His shaky form was expected to be challenged by Del Potro , a former world number four and semi-finalist at Roland Garros in 2009. Murray, who finished a total of 44 winners and converted 6 of 17 break points, prevailed in the following two sets with 7-5, 6-0.

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  • Kevin Durant named unanimous Finals MVP after historic series
Kevin Durant named unanimous Finals MVP after historic series

Last year, James was Finals MVP in leading the Cavs to their first ever title, and became the first player to lead both teams in scoring, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks in the Finals. "I'm not happy at all", James said of Durant. But Durant was quick to congratulate last year's champions. Then it was Golden State's time again, with Du...

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  • Cavaliers Blow a 1-3 Deficit, Warriors Win Title
Cavaliers Blow a 1-3 Deficit, Warriors Win Title

Almost one year after the decision to move to the West Coast, Durant led his team to an NBA Championship with averages of 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 blocks, and 1.0 steals per game. "They did a great job, their front office and their players, by doing that recruiting, the things that they did in the summertime, and obviously ...

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  • Durant and Curry sink LeBron's Cavs as Warriors reclaim National Basketball Association championship
Durant and Curry sink LeBron's Cavs as Warriors reclaim National Basketball Association championship

The Warriors won their second title in the past three seasons with a five-game victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers and are an overwhelming favorite at -200, according to Westgate SuperBook. They play the attractive game with an amalgam of incendiary skills and unselfishness. Andre Iguodala was the NBA Finals MVP in 2015. "This is history...

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  • Warriors beat Cavs 129 -120 to win NBA title
Warriors beat Cavs 129 -120 to win NBA title

Almost one year after the decision to move to the West Coast, Durant led his team to an NBA Championship with averages of 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 blocks, and 1.0 steals per game. "I just try to do everything to help this team win and more", James said. Durant, an eight-time All-Star who only needed a ring to cement his...

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

The Warriors, who beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them a year ago after squandering a 3-1 series lead, went a record-setting 15-1 in the playoffs, their only loss coming in Game Four of the best-of-seven championship. When James scored with 11:34 left in the game, the Cavaliers had cut a 17-point deficit down to 98-95. James had...

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  • Golden State Warriors win 2017 NBA Championship, beat Cavs 129-120
Golden State Warriors win 2017 NBA Championship, beat Cavs 129-120

Over the span of seven minutes and six seconds, and with the Cavs up eight, Golden State pulled away with a 28-4 run in which Cleveland missed nine of 11 shots and everyone from David West to Green, Durant, Curry, and Iguodala pitched in on the scoring efforts as the Warriors led 61-45.

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  • Truex Jr. to start at rear of field Sunday after changing engines
Truex Jr. to start at rear of field Sunday after changing engines

An hour or so after confetti fluttered on him in Victory Lane, he offered an open invitation to Ridley to join the post-race party. The victory was the 99th for the storied Wood Brothers Racing team and only the fifth since 1990. Chase Elliott was eighth and Busch, who led 101 of the 160 laps, slipped to ninth. The Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas ...

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  • Lance McCullers loses no-hit bid with one out in the seventh
Lance McCullers loses no-hit bid with one out in the seventh

He struck out one and walked three, threw 49 of his 79 pitrches for strikes, and faced 23 Astros batters - 12 of whom reached base. Eric Hosmer leads the Royals with 69 hits and 21 RBI while Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain have combined for 111 hits and 47 RBI.

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  • Champions Trophy 2017: Jos Buttler 'desperate' for England to send Australia packing
Champions Trophy 2017: Jos Buttler 'desperate' for England to send Australia packing

New Zealand and Bangladesh go into their final group match of the ICC Champions Trophy knowing even a victory may not be enough to see either of them reach the semi-finals. Two years ago, England´s woeful first-round exit from the last International Cricket Council 50-over tournament included a humiliating eight-wicket thrashing by New Zealan...

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  • Halep into women's singles final at Roland Garros, faces Ostapenko next
Halep into women's singles final at Roland Garros, faces Ostapenko next

Halep advanced to the final with a similarly gritty 6-4 3-6 6-3 victory against Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova to reach her second French Open final. A few hours later she had her answer as Ostapenko, the youngest, lowest-ranked and least experienced of the quartet produced a fearless performance to beat Bacsinszky in three absorbing sets - ...

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  • F1 Canadian GP: 'Podium was possible' in Canada - Verstappen
F1 Canadian GP: 'Podium was possible' in Canada - Verstappen

And with Verstappen turning in for the corner, he caught and damaged Vettel's front wing. "I was focusing on Valtteri and I did not have anywhere to go because Lewis was in front". " The upgrades we have got this weekend have worked really well which proves we are going in the right direction ". Vettel was forced to pit for a new wing, which drop...

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  • McCullers latest Astros pitcher to go on disabled list
McCullers latest Astros pitcher to go on disabled list

Mazara provided more cushion with his shot to straightaway center field off Dayan Diaz with two outs in the eighth to make it 6-1. One day after hitting a 150-meter homer in the Bronx, Judge hit a majestic 133-meter shot on the opposite coast for his fourth homer in three games and the 22nd of his spectacular rookie season.

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  • Champions Trophy: SA opt to bat against Pak
Champions Trophy: SA opt to bat against Pak

Pakistan were 119-3 in 27 overs, 19 runs ahead under the Duckworth-Lewis method - which governs such weather-hit contests - when rain intervened to give them their first win in the tournament. Junaid Khan looked on cloud nine after picking the wicket of Chris Morris, in the same over, and his overzealous state was the reason Pakistan went upstai...

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  • Antoine Griezmann: Atletico Madrid exit would be 'dirty move'
Antoine Griezmann: Atletico Madrid exit would be 'dirty move'

And according to AS Spain's Javier Matallanas, the Frenchman will sign a contract with Atletico that was offered to him a few weeks ago amid uncertainty surrounding his future. "So it would be a dirty move for me to leave now". The 26-year-old French global was recently linked with a big money move to Manchester United . Atletico had appeale...

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  • How ref's mistake turned NBA Finals Game 4 into chaos
How ref's mistake turned NBA Finals Game 4 into chaos

And after Friday night's loss to the Cavaliers in Game 4 , Green returned the favor. Cleveland won Game 4 by 21 points and if you allow that even just one of their made free throws was honestly earned, and then subtract all of the rest of their free throws, they still finish the game with the lead, and the win.

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  • North Korea sanctions-skirting network could be defeated by targeting China firms
North Korea sanctions-skirting network could be defeated by targeting China firms

The U.S. last week tested a defense system that it said successfully intercepted and destroyed a mock intercontinental ballistic missile. South Korea and the United States say the system is aimed exclusively at defending against North Korean missiles.

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  • Starc hoping to rattle England ahead of Ashes
Starc hoping to rattle England ahead of Ashes

Australia had travelled down from Birmingham, where they played their first game against New Zealand , and the squad and support staff were in their hotel in west London when the attack was taking place in London Bridge. Nearly 12 years back on English soil, an unfamiliar Bangladesh toppled world champions Australia in one of the most mem...

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  • Golden State Takes 2nd NBA Title In 3 Years
Golden State Takes 2nd NBA Title In 3 Years

Things got chippy, with some shoving that led to technicals players from both teams , but Golden State pulled away on the strength of long-range shooting and ended the half up 11. The seats were reportedly sold on the Golden State Warriors Ticketmaster resale site and while the actual face value of the tickets was not known, they are believed to...

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  • Qld Maroons name team for 2017 State of Origin 2
Qld Maroons name team for 2017 State of Origin 2

Queensland took the unusual step of only naming their 17-man team alphabetically, but Darius Boyd is expected to move to left wing in place of Oates to make way for Slater at the back. "He'd play five-eighth and do a really good job if he had to", Daley said. He's a very good defensive player too, Darius. "With his size and the way he plays the ...

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  • Warriors beat Cavs 129-120 to win NBA title
Warriors beat Cavs 129-120 to win NBA title

Kevin Durant was criticised by many for joining an already-stacked Golden State Warriors team last July but it is hard to question the move after watching how seamlessly he fit in with the NBA's newest super team . "It's just not my time". Two-time league MVP Steph Curry drained 34 points to go along with 10 assists, while 2015 Finals MVP A...

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  • Ultimate Warriors are National Basketball Association champs again
Ultimate Warriors are National Basketball Association champs again

Durant led the Warriors in scoring with 39 points, followed by Curry who had 34 points and 10 assists. Last year, the Cavaliers became the first team in National Basketball Association history to come back from a 3-1 series deficit and win the championship.

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  • Afghanistan truck bomb strikes near embassy row
Afghanistan truck bomb strikes near embassy row

The 15-member council also reaffirmed on May 31 that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to worldwide peace and security, a statement said. No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing as of this writing, though the Taliban denied they were involved in the fatal attack. Some injured...

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  • At least 12 killed in blasts near funeral in Kabul
At least 12 killed in blasts near funeral in Kabul

Lawmakers and high-profile government officials attended the funeral, including those from the senator's Jamiat-e Islami party, Rasmussen said. Abdullah appeared on local TV and said the trio of suicide bombers detonated their vests just as mourners were beginning to offer their prayers.

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  • Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to win National Basketball Association title
Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to win National Basketball Association title

Kevin Durant scored 39 points and the Golden State Warriors won their fifth NBA title yesterday, ripping Cleveland 129-120 to capture the NBA Finals for the second time in three seasons. So we have some ideas for him to try to continue to make an impact. There won't be a 3-1 comeback in the NBA Finals this year. What do you have to fight a...

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