• Cavs, Warriors will get physical as finals tension boils
Cavs, Warriors will get physical as finals tension boils

It is not the biggest leap to suggest - though they'd never admit it publicly - deep down, NBA honchos are rooting for the Cleveland Cavaliers to win tonight's NBA Finals Game 5 in order to extend the series to a sixth game. The Cavaliers made 15 of 24 shots in the first quarter to seize a 37-33 lead, James and Irving each scoring 12 points...

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  • French Open Games Postponed
French Open Games Postponed

Nadal , who lost just one game in beating Nikoloz Basilashvili in round three, has dropped only 20 games in the tournament so far. The fourth seed will meet compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta for spot in the last four after the latter stunned Canada's Milos Raonic .

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  • Nadal beats Benoit Paire in straight sets at French Open
Nadal beats Benoit Paire in straight sets at French Open

Djokovic , who lost his No. 1 ranking to Murray past year, has hired Agassi as part of his bid to win Roland Garros and become the first man in the Open era to win each of the four Majors at least twice. Djokovic won the 2016 French Open title, defeating Andy Murray in the final, while Serena Williams will be looking to better last year's s...

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  • La Decima: Rafa Nadal's 10th French Open Title in Numbers
La Decima: Rafa Nadal's 10th French Open Title in Numbers

He returned, though, to win two Grand Slams - a feat he no doubt hopes he can repeat this year. The Spaniard notched his memorable success on a second match point when three-time Grand Slam victor Wawrinka sent a backhand into the net. "He is playing the best he has ever played, that's for sure". Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal has won th...

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  • NBA Finals Takeaways: Warriors oust Cavs for second championship; Durant wins MVP
NBA Finals Takeaways: Warriors oust Cavs for second championship; Durant wins MVP

The Warriors don't want to give any credence to the notion this series is in any way like the one they lost previous year after going up 3-1. After two straight Golden State blowouts to open the series and a thrilling comeback in Game 3, things turned feisty in Game 4 as the teams that are meeting in a third straight Finals showed some animosity....

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  • Takeaways from Cavaliers vs. Warriors NBA Finals Game 5
Takeaways from Cavaliers vs. Warriors NBA Finals Game 5

We can't let him do that again. Steph Curry followed with a deep 3 of his own to get the Warriors rolling on a 21-2 run. "They didn't do by luck", the Golden State star said . "We were really good tonight". Now, they find themselves in the same position , a 3-1 lead, they were in past year when they ultimately failed to close out the se...

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  • James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs
James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

It was quite obvious after three games who the MVP for the Warriors was. The win gives the Warriors their second ring in three years, after winning in 2015 against a short-handed, James-led Cavs team. Not to mention a healthy one after his 2016 injuries. That's when tensions and emotions bubbled over after a heated rebound battle, leading to a fa...

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  • Profile of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors
Profile of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors

The compliment, though nice, may be inaccurate considering he and fellow former NBA MVP Steph Curry averaged more than 60 points-per-game in the finals and Curry repeatedly hit three-point bombs in the closing minutes to seal the title. "But we have done a good job of bouncing back and being resilient all year and obviously learning from all diff...

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  • Golden State Warriors Reclaim NBA Championship Title
Golden State Warriors Reclaim NBA Championship Title

The Warriors won game five 129-120 at Oakland's Oracle Arena as Kevin Durant - named National Basketball Association finals MVP - starred with 39 points, while guard Stephen Curry had 34. "I left everything on the floor every game", James said after averaging a triple-double in his eighth Finals. Cavs outshooting the Warriors from 3-point ra...

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  • The Boston Red Sox continue to struggle to hit home runs
The Boston Red Sox continue to struggle to hit home runs

Tillman has found more success versus the Red Sox than any other team in his career. The slick-fielding South African singled in his first plate appearance last month, but batted.222 without a homer in 28 games prior to the demotion. Sunday, he went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and a run scored. Sandoval threw there anyway, Davis beat the...

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  • Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers to claim title
Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers to claim title

That stung ever since. "We learned from everything we've been through", Curry said during the trophy celebration. "Our perspective, being blessed to play on this stage three years in a row". But be that as it may, I do believe the Warriors will come out on fire Monday night and complete the run with a win in front of their hometown crowd.

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  • Royce Lewis: Getting to know No. 1 overall baseball draft pick
Royce Lewis: Getting to know No. 1 overall baseball draft pick

Slot value for the No. 1 overall pick this year is $7.77 million, but the Twins aren't expected to pay that much to steer Lewis away from a University of California, Irvine commitment. Earlier Monday , McKay won a third consecutive John Olerud Award, given to the NCAA's top two-way player. There are plenty who believe Gore is not only the ...

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  • Former Longhorn Kevin Durant wins NBA Finals MVP as Warriors win title
Former Longhorn Kevin Durant wins NBA Finals MVP as Warriors win title

However, when facing the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals over the last three years, elimination games have been far more common. The game-five victory over the Cavs capped an emotional journey for Durant , who spent nine years with the Thunder and was part of the side that blew a 3-1 lead to the Warriors in the Western Conferen...

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  • Walters: Score would have been different if Thurston played
Walters: Score would have been different if Thurston played

But Andrew Fifita provided it, sparking the Blues' record 28-4 game one win over Queensland with a man of the match effort in front of a 50,309-strong crowd. NSW ran out big winners, with 28-4 thrashing of hosts Queensland . The Maroons' ecstasy didn't last long, though, and after clawing back to 6-4, Pearce showed support nous to get o...

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  • Fan pays $133000 for pair of NBA Finals tickets
Fan pays $133000 for pair of NBA Finals tickets

Durant capped his first season with the Warriors in triumphant fashion with another big shooting night that helped Golden State avoid a repeat of last year's Finals collapse when Cleveland rallied from 3-1 down to win the title. The Cavs' 137 points in Game 4 were a franchise playoff record and the most scored in a Finals game since the Lo...

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  • Alvaro Morata's agent says Man United waiting on Real Madrid's decision
Alvaro Morata's agent says Man United waiting on Real Madrid's decision

The Red Devils had a €60 million bid for the attacker rejected last week, with Jose Mourinho's side said to be planning a new offer. Real are holding out for closer to £70m . When pressed about a deal being completed, Lopez pumped the breaks a bit, saying: "I can not say - we will see". United have been linked with the 24-year-old after cooling ...

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  • MVP Durant, Curry lead Warriors to NBA title
MVP Durant, Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

The game-changing spurt ended with a scuffle when Golden State's David West shoved Irving as he tried to grab the ball away. "Talking trash or knocking guys on the floor, whatever you got to do, you got to do it". The 28-year-old earned himself plenty of haters when he left the Thunder last July, but on Monday he earned himself the NBA Fin...

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  • Pre-monsoon rains claim 16 lives in Mah
Pre-monsoon rains claim 16 lives in Mah

It pushed the rain-bearing clouds towards Odisha", Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Cell Director G.S. Srinivas Reddy told IANS. The low pressure area over northern parts of central Bay of Bengal now lies as a well-marked low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, the met office said.

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  • Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry Lead Warriors to NBA Title
Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry Lead Warriors to NBA Title

But unlike last year's comeback when they took advantage of Harrison Barnes' offensive struggles, Durant answered every charge during a 39-point night and Cleveland will need to find new answers if these teams meet in a fourth straight Finals next season.

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  • Will Power : Racing star wins chaotic Texas Indy Car shoot-out
Will Power : Racing star wins chaotic Texas Indy Car shoot-out

There were a record nine cautions for an IndyCar race at Texas, and five of them involved contact. Will Power has taken victory after a insane Rainguard Water Sealers 600 around the Texas Motor Speedway , in a race of attrition which featured nine full course cautions and one red flag delay.

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  • Golden State clinch National Basketball Association championship
Golden State clinch National Basketball Association championship

Warriors team-mate Steph Curry put up 34 points and 10 assists as Golden State won their fifth title. LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists. While he played a mere 12 minutes, Williams might have made the most impact he's had in the playoffs thus far. With James more than capable of initiating the offense,...

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  • Nguyen makes mark at National Spelling Bee
Nguyen makes mark at National Spelling Bee

She was then asked if she wanted to come back next year. "For a kid at her first National Spelling Bee, she did fantastically", Brown said of her daughter. "I was hoping. I knew she had done well on the test, but you never know with these things". The final competition will take place on Thursday. She said she knew all the words in the the second...

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  • Richard Jefferson 'F-- Begged' Tyronn Lue to Guard Kevin Durant
Richard Jefferson 'F-- Begged' Tyronn Lue to Guard Kevin Durant

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said the defending champions were "too nice" at the start of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors . Then it was Golden State's time again, with Durant as the prized addition. "Last game, in game four, I thought that's who we are". The biggest difference this year is that the Warr...

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  • Is Anushka Sharma Virat Kohli's lucky charm? This video suggests so…
Is Anushka Sharma Virat Kohli's lucky charm? This video suggests so…

Star Sports shared this video with the title " Virat Kohli opens up about Anushka's lucky presence", indicating that the phenomenal actress may actually be Virat's lady luck. Surprisingly, when I was made Test Caption, then too she was in Melbourne with me. "That was a very special moment we shared together", said Virat Kohli.

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  • Golden State Warriors capture second National Basketball Association title in three years
Golden State Warriors capture second National Basketball Association title in three years

It is the supremely gifted Warriors' second title in three years. Durant was named finals MVP after scoring over 30 points in each of the five games - he averaged 35.2 per game across the series. But head coach Steve Kerr made adjustments early to ensure Cleveland didn'tget too far ahead. Iguodala, the 2015 finals Most Valuable Player, continued ...

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  • Why Alvaro Morata is leaving Real Madrid for Manchester United
Why Alvaro Morata is leaving Real Madrid for Manchester United

Alvaro Morata has been convinced to join Manchester United this summer by two of the club's Spanish contingent, according to reports . MARCA claims Morata's agent Juanma Lopez will discuss a potential €70 million (£61 million) transfer with United representatives on Monday.

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  • Stephen Curry and Co lead 112-104 in Q4
Stephen Curry and Co lead 112-104 in Q4

He dedicated the trophy to his mother Wanda in his remarks. "Man, different team", Stephen Curry said , shooting down a question about the familiarity of the situation. Not to mention a healthy one after his 2016 injuries. One big reason they switch screens is that so the other three defenders don't have to get involved in the action and can ke...

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  • Warriors' Draymond Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco
Warriors' Draymond Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

Last year, the Warriors also led 3-1 but Green was banned from the pivotal matchup after striking Cleveland star LeBron James in the groin in game four. Speaking after the game, referee John Goble conceded he did not properly communicate to the scorer's table that Kerr had been given the first-half technical, leading to the foul being incorrect...

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  • Fan buys most expensive seats in NBA history for Game 5
Fan buys most expensive seats in NBA history for Game 5

The Golden State Warriors have won their second National Basketball Association title in three years, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 to clinch the finals series 4-1. "Glad that we got the monkey off our back in terms of just getting one win in this series in terms of going against this great team ". He had only 14 points and...

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  • Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors
Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors

Andre Iguodala has scored 11 of Golden State's 22 bench points. "With Steph and KD, you're talking about guys who handle the ball, shoot from range, cut, who are kind of used to playing off the ball, so that transition was pretty smooth", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

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  • Ostapenko's Historic French Open Win
Ostapenko's Historic French Open Win

The 20-year-old is the youngest French Open victor since Iva Majoli in 1997 and the first player to win a debut tour-level title at a Slam since Gustavo Kuerten in Paris that same year. "And I have full faith that one of these days she's going to hold one of these trophies". I like, for example, to go to attraction parks and ride insane rolle...

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  • Fan paid $133000 for two Game 5 seats, a new National Basketball Association record
Fan paid $133000 for two Game 5 seats, a new National Basketball Association record

This time , it was a seemingly insurmountable 3-0 hole. Once again, James is carrying a superhuman load to try and keep the Cavs afloat against a vastly superior Warriors team. "But we understand we're one win away from getting the job done, and we have a chance to write our own story this year". Golden State completed an unprecedent...

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  • Real rejects United's Morata bid, say reports
Real rejects United's Morata bid, say reports

Morata has played for two of the biggest clubs in Europe and will be an exciting signing if United manage to seal a deal over the coming weeks. Lopez reiterates that he has "not yet met with the representatives from Real Madrid ". With Zlatan Ibrahimovic out till January and Antoine Griezmann set to stay at Atletico Madrid, the Red Devils ha...

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  • Twitter Is Convinced Tristan Thompson And David West Kissed During Game 5
Twitter Is Convinced Tristan Thompson And David West Kissed During Game 5

During the third quarter, Klay Thompson was undercut trying to block Tristan Thompson's shot attempt. Luckily for Thompson - and the Golden State Warriors - Draymond Green was there to catch the falling star before he crashed to the hardwood.

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  • India wins it easy over South Africa in Champions Trophy
India wins it easy over South Africa in Champions Trophy

Kohli s side avoided the embarrassment of an early exit as they survived a do or die showdown to advance from Group B in style. India , however, put up a commanding performance in the field and bowled exceptionally well to restrict South Africa to a mere 191.

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