• 30 great photos from the Warriors' championship celebration
30 great photos from the Warriors' championship celebration

The party began as soon as Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 at Oracle Arena to clinch their second championship in three years Monday night. The game gets worse as time goes on. But nobody cared, as long as we won. "Every single day demanding more out of himself, demanding more out of us, t...

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  • Jailed US student released in North Korea
Jailed US student released in North Korea

North Korea on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 , is expecting another visit by Rodman , who has made several trips to the country but has been criticized for insensitive comments and for regaling leader Kim Jong Un with " Happy Birthday" in 2014.

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  • Man United release Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Man United release Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Premier League clubs were required to submit their retained and released lists by the third Saturday in May, with Ibrahimovic's name absent from the list of players that United want to keep for the 2017/18 season. Prior to that, Ibrahimovic did enjoy a successful run and quickly established himself as the fiery striker that United desperatel...

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  • Penguins fans celebrate Stanley Cup title by eating raw catfish
Penguins fans celebrate Stanley Cup title by eating raw catfish

From there, he played for a frightful Penguins outfit that only got good when his best friends - Sidney Crosby , Evgeni Malkin , Kris Letang and others - came aboard. They came in here and won this game. The Penguins won due to their depth, talent and resiliency, and those same factors will make them strong contenders in 2017-18.

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  • Kevin Durant sends love to Rihanna after Warriors win title
Kevin Durant sends love to Rihanna after Warriors win title

Curry embraced Durant's arrival after the Warriors dropped last year's finals to Cleveland in seven games, an unselfish attitude that reflected Durant's desires and created an inside-outside pairing that was almost unstoppable. That's something I talked about coming into the league, wanting to do it year in and year out. "I've been so lucky to ...

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  • Minnesota Twins draft Brent Rooker at 35th overall
Minnesota Twins draft Brent Rooker at 35th overall

Rivera was the Perfect Game Junior College Player of the Year out of Chipola College where he hit.438 with 20 doubles, 20 homers and 77 RBIs. "So I think they're pretty pumped up for that, so we'll see how it works out". Lewis, a UC Irvine commit advised by Scott Boras, believes his makeup, along with his physical tools, helped him stand out among ...

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  • If You Love Cricket, Don't Try Today's Google Doodle
If You Love Cricket, Don't Try Today's Google Doodle

The users can play the game versus the snails. Khan added that Sarfraz XI would try its best to win all the games of International Cricket Council ( ICC ) Champions Trophy . " I think we can handle tomorrow (Thursday) especially ". "So it is hard to predict the victor", said the former batsman, on the sidelines of an event organised by P&G Shiks...

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  • NKorea frees US college student; family says he's in coma
NKorea frees US college student; family says he's in coma

Warmbier , who was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in a North Korean labor camp for "hostile acts against the DPRK", was released just over a year into his sentence. The official spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because no formal statement had been released. A senior USA official also asserted that Rodman is to visit North Kore...

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  • Messi, Neymar and Barcelona congratulate National Basketball Association champions Warriors
Messi, Neymar and Barcelona congratulate National Basketball Association champions Warriors

James ended the series averaging 33.6 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists but took the fifth Finals loss of his career as the Golden State Warriors clinched the title with a 129-120 victory. "He's had an unbelievable career, but he just took it to the next level", said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. "He was incredible all season long". "Everyb...

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  • Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland
Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland

Durant - who swapped the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Warriors in search of an elusive title - scored 39 points on 14 of 20 shooting with seven rebounds and five assists. No surprises here as Golden State is an early favorite to get back to the finals for the fourth straight season. Brad Stevens' squad nabbed the one-seed in the Eastern Confer...

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  • Kevin Durant named 2017 Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP
Kevin Durant named 2017 Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP

All 11 media members voting on the award had Durant as the victor. The 39 in the close-out game for him 30 or more in each of the five games claiming the first title in his 10-year career. Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Cleveland 40 (James 13), Golden State 42 (Green 12). The fun part about Smith's shots on Tuesday night: majority were those shots...

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  • Puck Dynasty: Penguins in historic company after Cup triumph
Puck Dynasty: Penguins in historic company after Cup triumph

Last night's win marks the third time that Sidney Crosby has captained his Pittsburgh Penguins to a Stanley Cup championship. It's not like the 70's and 80's when the Montréal Canadiens and New York Islanders were the only teams to win the cup in an eight-year span.

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  • Arsene Wenger extends his Arsenal stay for two more years
Arsene Wenger extends his Arsenal stay for two more years

With his contract due to end this summer, groups of supporters called for a change, but instead, the club offered the Frenchman a new two-year deal. " Chelsea bought the best player available last season in N'Golo Kante and Arsenal went for him too but came nowhere near the salary that Chelsea pay".

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  • Howard Fendrich: Slam drought done, Nadal heads to grass
Howard Fendrich: Slam drought done, Nadal heads to grass

Rafael Nadal will resume his bittersweet relationship with Wimbledon buoyed by his record-breaking French Open but wary of the traps which have ensnared him at the All England Club . that puts a great deal of pressure on my knees". The body posture is down. A finally-healthy Nadal could follow suit now that the King of Clay has taken back wha...

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  • Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit
Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit

This comes after a report Tuesday morning claimed that Golden State had unanimously decided not to make the trip. Warriors owner Joe Lacob was asked about his team potentially skipping the White House visit during his appearance on ESPN's First Take today.

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  • Nadal achieves best ATP ranking since October 2014
Nadal achieves best ATP ranking since October 2014

This was the last time the Mallorcan's uncle Toni Nadal - who was invited on court to present the trophy on Sunday - will see his nephew lift the French Open title after the pair agreed to end their coaching partnership in late 2016. It's Nadal's 15th grand slam win in the career. Milos Raonic (CAN) 4.450, 7. And then there was this: Federer ...

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

Burnley stopper Tom Heaton is also slated to play 45 minutes in Paris , with Butland taking over at half-time, as Southgate assesses his options between the posts against some of Europe's most potent marksmen. There's no doubting we should be in for an entertaining game. "There are always things you can learn". "It's very hard. I was co...

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  • Five Things We Learned from the NBA Finals
Five Things We Learned from the NBA Finals

The party began as soon as Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 at Oracle Arena to clinch their second championship in three years. The way the Warriors have assembled their roster, in hitting on draft picks in two-time MVP Curry, Thompson and likely Defensive Player of the Year Green, while adding...

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  • Warriors rest up, ready for Game 4
Warriors rest up, ready for Game 4

Golden State's last four-game losing streak was more than four years ago. Paul Pierce, the former Celtics great who is working as an analyst for ESPN during playoffs, ignited a social media firestorm when he suggested the Golden State star has overtaken Cleveland's LeBron James as the planet's No.

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  • Warriors lift themselves to lift the title
Warriors lift themselves to lift the title

Silver pointed out that the Warriors had succeeded through savvy drafting and player development before signing Kevin Durant , who became NBA Finals MVP . Even in a loss, LeBron James found a victory. After trading blows like two heavyweight fighters, the Cavs, you could say, lost on a points decision.

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  • Warriors Win 2017 NBA Championship
Warriors Win 2017 NBA Championship

Durant accepted the award from Bill Russell of whom the award is named after before the expected sellout crowd at Oracle Arena enjoying their first Finals clincher on the home court. "We learned from everything we've been through", Curry said. "And they waited until late to do it". For the third year in succession the two teams met in the ...

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  • Durant and Curry lead Warriors to NBA title
Durant and Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

The main headliner was Kevin Durant , who infamously joined the Warriors as a free agent from western conference rivals Oklohama City Thunder following last year's finals. And throughout the Finals, it often looked as though they were listening to him. "We were able to get them a year ago, and they went out and got one of the best players that t...

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  • Lungani Zama on Proteas at Champions Trophy
Lungani Zama on Proteas at Champions Trophy

Ashwin and Jadeja may not have got too many wickets but removed openers Amla (35) and De Kock (53, 72 balls) after to create inroads. And it was the run out of De Villiers, one of the greatest cricketers of the modern era, which sparked South Africa's collapse from 140-2 to 191 all out.

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  • Premier League will consider Saturday night fixtures in new TV deal
Premier League will consider Saturday night fixtures in new TV deal

Including overseas rights, the present Premier League broadcasting deal is worth £8.3 billion. Fans are likely to be delighted with the prospect of travelling miles to watch an away game at 7.45pm on a Saturday, while this would mean even fewer matches kick off at the traditional time of 3pm.

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  • Coleman happy despite another Wales draw
Coleman happy despite another Wales draw

The fact it was in a crucial worldwide at a hostile away fixture makes it even more remarkable but perhaps the reason most are talking about it is because it happened in the same ground as the original spot kick by the Czechoslovakian global star Antonin Panenka (hence the name) against the German keeper Sepp Maier that won the 1976 Euro championsh...

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  • Champions Trophy: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to set up England semi-final
Champions Trophy: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to set up England semi-final

Pakistan's semi-final will be their first meeting with England in a 50-over tournament since 2003 and their first knockout clash since they won the 1992 World Cup final. It left Sri Lanka with a rebuilding job entrusted to Dickwella and captain Angelo Mathews and they did it impressively, adding 78 for the fourth wicket in relatively trouble...

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  • Antoine Griezmann Confirms Atletico Madrid Stay After Club's Transfer Ban Is Upheld
Antoine Griezmann Confirms Atletico Madrid Stay After Club's Transfer Ban Is Upheld

Antoine Griezmann appears to have killed of all rumours of a transfer, with a Tweet which declares his allegiance to Atletico Madrid . France worldwide Griezmann was reported to have told Atleti he is leaving this summer but the club will be reluctant to allow him to go as their transfer ban has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration For Sport...

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  • Warriors beat Cavs for second title in three years
Warriors beat Cavs for second title in three years

For Durant, the win validates his move to the Warriors at the start of the season, from Oklahoma City Thunder . "We learned from everything we've been through", Curry said during the presentation of the Larry O'Brien Trophy. Not to mention a healthy one after his 2016 injuries. Two courtside seats reportedly went for $133 000 on the resale mar...

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  • Golden State Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland
Golden State Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland

LeBron James' 3-5 Finals record with three Finals MVPs holds up more than fine, and if anything, his performance in his past two Finals losses - against Golden State in 2015 and 2017 - adds to his legacy. It was the first time in 61 years that any major North American sports league had such a trilogy play out, the most recent being the NHL's...

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  • Gatland: Lions took a step back against Highlanders
Gatland: Lions took a step back against Highlanders

The 80 minutes also showed which players are now out of Test contention: Jack Nowell, Seymour, Greig Laidlaw, James Haskell and Iain Henderson are destined to stay in the midweek side for the rest of the tour. He missed the mark from 40 metres and that gave the Highlanders the chance to strike. Against the Crusaders the Lions' rush defence wa...

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  • De Villiers to Lead Proteas Side in T20s against England
De Villiers to Lead Proteas Side in T20s against England

There's not anyone else in South Africa that's better than the guys right here", he said. De Villiers captained two matches as interim skipper before being confirmed the permanent Test captain but never fulfilled the role after injury and then a Test hiatus kept him out of the whites.

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  • Claudio Ranieri to manage French club Nantes
Claudio Ranieri to manage French club Nantes

LFP regulations say a club can not select a coach aged 65 or over, with Ranieri having celebrated his 65th birthday in October. The Ligue de Football Professionel doesn't allow coaches over 65, and Ranieri celebrated his 65th birthday in October.

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  • Gareth Southgate could ask John Stones to play in midfield for England
Gareth Southgate could ask John Stones to play in midfield for England

Live coverage of the game will be on ITV 1 and ITV 1 HD. Tonight the teams will run on to the pitch to the sound of the Oasis song Don't Look Back in Anger , played by the Garde Républicaine, which became symbolic in the aftermath of the Manchester attacks.

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  • Warriors ride Durant to beat Cavaliers and clinch NBA title
Warriors ride Durant to beat Cavaliers and clinch NBA title

Kevin Durant led the way for the Warriors with 39 points. "We did it together", said Durant, a first-time champion. "We worked so hard for this". "This is a team sport and I just try and do my best with the team". The Warriors should retain the key elements of their core entering 2017-18. I've been around a few of these things - all or part o...

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  • Penguins win 2017 Stanley Cup: Three takeaways
Penguins win 2017 Stanley Cup: Three takeaways

First going viral in the earlier rounds , the catfish made more notable appearances in the Stanley Cup Finals when one self-proclaimed redneck was able to sneak one into enemy territory for Game 1 and a well-dressed, bedazzled catfish taking the ice in Nashville during Game 4.

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