• Warriors undecided on whether to visit White House
Warriors undecided on whether to visit White House

However, the path to success wasn't all sunshine and roses for the veteran power forward, who spent 13 seasons with three different teams before joining the Golden State Warriors and finally getting the chance to hold the Larry O'Brien Trophy in his arms.

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  • Wanda Durant, Kevin Durant's mother, opens up about sacrifice
Wanda Durant, Kevin Durant's mother, opens up about sacrifice

Durant: [laughs] He told me to enjoy it, have some fun, you know , typical stuff. Curry and the Warriors did visit the White House the last time they won the championship, in 2015, but that was to visit the former president, Barack Obama.

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  • Kerr expected to return as Warriors' coach
Kerr expected to return as Warriors' coach

Durant averaged 35.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game, earning all 11 votes for Finals MVP. "I think the proof is obviously in what we were able to accomplish from that point on and being 16-1 in the playoffs, putting all the puzzle pieces together".

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  • Surprise! Ostapenko latest out-of-nowhere Slam finalist
Surprise! Ostapenko latest out-of-nowhere Slam finalist

Serena Williams , the 23-times major champion, is pregnant, double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is just back after being stabbed, five-times major champion Maria Sharapova has only recently returned from a doping ban and former world number one Victoria Azarenka has been out after having a baby.

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  • Bangladesh Fearsome Team - Kohli
Bangladesh Fearsome Team - Kohli

The patience shown, they are now a very mature team. Expect India to stick with the same side that defeated South Africa in their final group match despite Umesh Yadav's impressive record against Bangladesh . At one point of time , it did looked like that they were going for a big score but after Tamim's dismissal, the lack of confidence ca...

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  • Golden State Warriors Vote Unanimously to Skip White House Visit with Trump
Golden State Warriors Vote Unanimously to Skip White House Visit with Trump

Golden State won the title on Monday and have yet to be invited to visit the White House, as is tradition for championship teams across American pro sports. The final sequence said it all, as Curry lost his dribble while driving on one end and J.R. Smith buried a left-wing three in transition on the other.

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  • Pelosi invites National Basketball Association champion Warriors to visit Capitol
Pelosi invites National Basketball Association champion Warriors to visit Capitol

While the Warriors haven't formally met to discuss whether they will visit President Donald Trump's White House as is customary for championship teams, Curry said his mind hasn't changed from when he was asked earlier this year about the possibility.

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  • France beat England 3-2 with 10 men
France beat England 3-2 with 10 men

But Bertrand reckons Southgate remains the man to take them forward and that the future is still bright. England rested Joe Hart and gave Tom Heaton and Jack Butland 45 minutes each in goal, in a game that used video refereeing - the first time England have used it.

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  • Kohli taking nothing for granted against 'dangerous' Bangladesh
Kohli taking nothing for granted against 'dangerous' Bangladesh

It's like mini World Cup . After the India match , we just motivated the guys. It breaks my heart, but we need to talk about Banglaore. A quarter-final appearance in the World Cup was the biggest achievement for the side on the world stage and that game, incidentally, was also against India in 2015.

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  • LeBron James' title window may have been shut by Golden State Warriors
LeBron James' title window may have been shut by Golden State Warriors

Cleveland pulled within 108-102 on a Kyle Korver three-pointer, but again Durant had an answer with a dunk. The parade will take place in the downtown Oakland area Thursday morning along the same route as the celebration that was held after the team won the National Basketball Association title back in 2015.

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  • India set to be unchanged for Champions Trophy semifinals
India set to be unchanged for Champions Trophy semifinals

England captain Eoin Morgan said his team did not simply adapt to the conditions . But still, I believe we have a lot more to do in that level. Morgan, however, did give credit to Pakistan for their victory by saying: "I thought they bowled really well".

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  • Mickelson withdraws from US Open
Mickelson withdraws from US Open

Open, but he decided he was unable to compete. Jim Mackay, caddy for Phil Mickelson , and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walk across the course during a practice round prior to the 2017 U.S. Mickelson carried a beeper with him and pledged to leave in the middle of the tournament even if he were leading. Amanda was born the next day. He flew ...

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  • NBA Champs Golden State Warriors Mulling Rejection of Trump White House Visit
NBA Champs Golden State Warriors Mulling Rejection of Trump White House Visit

The first-time title victor scored 39 points as point guard Stephen Curry posted 34 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland . On Monday night the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to win the NBA Championship . "I just try to put in the work", James said . "The Bible both pumps me up and balances me to play my best", the 6'9' f...

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  • Oakland triumphant as parade set to celebrate NBA's Warriors
Oakland triumphant as parade set to celebrate NBA's Warriors

They went 15-1 in the postseason, with sweeps in the first three round before beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games in the finals. "It's just a great group of guys, great community, great arena, great fans", Durant said after the Warriors clinched the title. It's unique, it's something that you don't want to s...

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  • Leeds set to appoint Thomas Christiansen as new manager: Announcement imminent
Leeds set to appoint Thomas Christiansen as new manager: Announcement imminent

Christiansen was manager of Cypriot side APOEL and took them to the last 16 of the Europa League but left at the end of the season after winning the league title when his contract was not renewed. Leeds are now speeding towards an appointment and are looking to have Christiansen through the door as quickly as possible, with the Whites having al...

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  • Will the NBA Champion Warriors Visit the White House?
Will the NBA Champion Warriors Visit the White House?

Warriors forward Kevin Durant , 28, was named the Most Valuable Player of the Finals. Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) talks with Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) in the fourth quarter at Verizon Center. I'd be honored to welcome the team to the U.S. Capitol. Despite James' game-high 41 points, defensive breakdowns by...

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  • CT 2017: India looks to breeze past Bangladesh for final berth
CT 2017: India looks to breeze past Bangladesh for final berth

The final is at The Oval on Sunday. Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his team fully realise this as there was not a sign of complacency when the players went through rigorous training session on the eve of their semifinal at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

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  • Warriors beat Cavaliers to take NBA title
Warriors beat Cavaliers to take NBA title

James collected a game-high 13 rebounds and added eight assists to go while becoming the first player ever to average a triple-double in the Finals. "I'm just so happy for him to be able to realise his goal and be my teammate". But a stone-faced LeBron James refused to be drawn on his plans. But Obama did not compliment the Finals MVP on...

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  • Rain helps Pakistan edge Proteas in Champions Trophy
Rain helps Pakistan edge Proteas in Champions Trophy

With the likes of Hashim Amla and Faf Du Plessis in the batting department and leg-spinner Imran Tahir in the bowling, the Proteas will look to push with an all-round attack against Pakistan . Pakistan trumped South Africa on Thursday to prove they remain arguably the most unpredictable team in global cricket and former all-rounder Shahid A...

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  • Champions Trophy semi-final: Yuvraj Singh to play his 300th ODI
Champions Trophy semi-final: Yuvraj Singh to play his 300th ODI

The locals, England , along with three Southern Asia teams: Pakistan , India and Bangladesh , made it through to the last four. India take on Bangladesh in the second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy on Thursday. It summed up Pakistan's day in the field and also snuffed out all hopes of an England fightback. Shakib Al Hasan, ...

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  • Pakistan Beat England by 8 Wickets, Enters into CT Final
Pakistan Beat England by 8 Wickets, Enters into CT Final

Whatever England's mistakes, though, this was a masterly performance from Pakistan . The Green Falcons managed to overcome the English roar quite easily. Morgan marched down the wicket at Hasan and edged behind for 33. Looking to cut the ball, Root nicked it to wicketkeeper Sarfraz, as England were reduced to 128 for three.

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  • India are under more pressure than us: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza
India are under more pressure than us: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza

Openers Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) then helped knock off the inadequate total with nearly 13 overs and eight wickets to spare as England bowed out of their own tournament at the semi-final stage. Jugantor claimed that though there have been no reports of Bangladesh fans expressing their concern over Richard Kettleborough and Kumar Dharm...

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  • Warburton to Captain Lions against Highlanders
Warburton to Captain Lions against Highlanders

The big thing was they dominated possession and their defence was outstanding. The last time the Lions were in town in 2005, they played at Carisbrook - the ground nicknamed "the house of pain". The Crusaders let themselves down with poor handling in slippery conditions and a lack of discipline. "Why did they not take the points on offer from...

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  • Curry and Durant want Warriors stay
Curry and Durant want Warriors stay

But like I said , we'll all figure something out. Two days after capturing the franchise's second title in three years against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers , the Warriors prepared to part ways for what will be a busy offseason for general manager Bob Myers and the front office.

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  • Rafael Nadal Wins Record 10th French Open
Rafael Nadal Wins Record 10th French Open

Posting his 15th major victory, and moving into outright second place behind Roger Federer (18) for the most major titles, the Spanish bull completed a phenomenal tournament with a devastating final display. Nadal failed to convert any of the four break points he had in the following game, but drew first blood the next time an opportunity arose t...

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  • England suffer friendly defeat by 10-man France
England suffer friendly defeat by 10-man France

Winger Ousmane Dembele scored the victor as 10-man France overcame a red card for Raphael Varane early in the second half to beat England 3-2 in a pulsating friendly on Tuesday. Stones was doing his day job as a central defender in France - and struggled desperately in the face of the verve and threat France provided with the likes of ...

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  • It's going down! Sports world erupts after Mayweather-McGregor fight becomes official
It's going down! Sports world erupts after Mayweather-McGregor fight becomes official

UFC president Dana White was a guest on ESPN and explained exactly when and how the fight will go down. "All parties were motivated and reasonable and thrilled we could get everything done", he said. McGregor arguably is the best UFC fighter of all time. Though he hasn't boxed professionally, McGregor did box while growing up and is k...

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  • ICC Champions Trophy 2017, India strike in first over
ICC Champions Trophy 2017, India strike in first over

Mortaza sent his family home last week and other Bangladesh players were doing their shopping in expectation of flying back, according to Bangladesh media. "We did not win a match in New Zealand but we played well there". "Our plan was always to take it match by match", the fast bowler said. The series win had great significance as it gave B...

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  • Kohli wary of 'dangerous' Bangladesh
Kohli wary of 'dangerous' Bangladesh

England were firm favourites for today's/Wednesday's Champions Trophy semi-final against Pakistan but were soundly beaten by eight wickets, as Pakistan cruised home with 77 balls to spare. Since their woeful first-round exit at the 2015 edition, England had won plaudits for the dynamic way they had re- invented themselves as a "white-ball"...

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  • LeBron James is watching the WNBA, just like the rest of us
LeBron James is watching the WNBA, just like the rest of us

Jordan and Johnson's names came to James without any hesitation when asked by The Associated Press which past greats he would like to play with. James isn't a free agent until 2018, where he will likely exercise his player option to opt out of his current contract.

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  • Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles
Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles kept insisting they would turn things around and break out of their slump. "Hopefully, this winds up being his last one and we activate him in the not-too-distant future, " GM Rick Hahn said. The Orioles selected infielder David Washington's contract from Triple-A Norfolk and transferred outfielder Anthony Santander from t...

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  • Manchester City schedule for 2017/18 Premier League season confirmed
Manchester City schedule for 2017/18 Premier League season confirmed

After playing four of their six Champions' league group matches, they face Arsenal , Manchester City , Manchester United and Liverpool . The Echo understand that a number of Premier League clubs are interested in borrowing our 20-year-old for the season, but Klopp will give Gomez a chance to prove himself during the summer friendlies fir...

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  • Warburton returns to captain Lions
Warburton returns to captain Lions

Warburton suffered his ankle problem in the patchy 13-7 Provincial Barbarians win that opened the tour. "I thought they were outstanding at training". Jonathan Davies, who like Hogg was forced off in the first half at AMI Stadium with a head injury, is "symptom free" of concussion, according to Gatland.

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  • Warriors owner willing to do 'whatever it takes' to keep Stephen Curry
Warriors owner willing to do 'whatever it takes' to keep Stephen Curry

It's forceful. "I had a letdown last year but like I told everybody, if Kevin Durant was the consolation prize to lose, thanks for that loss and we're the champs this year". "They're going to be around for a while", James said. "Pretty much all their guys are in their 20s". "Because they're built for. from my eyes, they're built to last a few...

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  • LeBron James rules out playing 3-on-3 basketball in 2020 Olympics
LeBron James rules out playing 3-on-3 basketball in 2020 Olympics

Some would argue that Kevin Durant took James's super team strategy when the superstar forward left his initial National Basketball Association squad, the Oklahoma City Thunder and signed with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson's stacked Golden State Warriors team.

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