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Warriors rout Cavaliers to take 2-0 lead in NBA Finals

Kevin Durant once again had a team high with 22 points. So root against the Warriors if you wish, continue to despise Durant's decision to join the team that beat his past year. "So I think that's a luxury we have with KD". Even losing Kerr, the admired head coach, seemed easy to overcome. There was one difference with Kerr on the bench, and likely by coincidence: Thompson found his touch. Read More »

Pakistan's injured Wahab Riaz ruled out of Champions Trophy

Pakistan were outplayed in every department by an India side who were nowhere near their best. A dropped catch of Virat Kohli cost Pakistan dearly as he started hitting the ball over the fence. "We don't understand when to bowl our variations". Former captain Rashid Latif said, "Even if Pakistan had fielded its full 15 players, I don't think the result would have been different". Read More »

How to Watch the NHL Stanley Cup Finals Pittsburgh vs

Not only was head coach Peter Laviolette's group the first to ever hold Crosby and Evgeni Malkin shotless for the first time in their careers playing together, but the franchise's longest tenured player also made his most impressive stand yet in his career. Read More »

Wednesday's NBA Finals Game 3 Betting Preview: Warriors at Cavaliers

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It's not. After a made bucket, the Warriors get back and set their defense, and in the half court Cleveland has struggled to score against what has been a fantastic Warriors defense. "We play at our pace". Here's what you need to know about Wednesday's game. "Sixteen-and-oh doesn't matter in any stretch of the imagination unless that's a closeout game and that's the opportunity in front of us", Curry said. Read More »

Green elevates game year after blow to Warriors' hopes

James has been known to take 3.5 steps while taking off for dunks and the Warriors' next legal screen will be their first. Their current shooting guard Iman Shumpert (who you may know from Kanye West's "Fade" video) has released some fairly quality mixtapes . Read More »

Dufner takes the Memorial Tournament

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Jason Dufner held off Rickie Fowler and weathered Chief Leatherlips on Sunday to win the storm-plagued Memorial Tournament . The 33-year-old former BYU golfer finished in a tie for 10th place after shooting a 6-over-par 78 and ending up overall with a 7-under par 281 total, six shots behind victor Jason Dufner . Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers seem helpless against Warriors' transition game

These first two games of the Finals have shown both sides of how the Warriors can play - grinding out a defensive battle in Game 1 and putting on an incredible display of offensive firepower, but coming at the cost of untimely mistakes. "We made runs", said James. "We turned the ball over too much in the first half". Livingston was a flawless 3-of-3. Irving hasn't been forced to leave any game because of injury, yet the cumulative effect of all that playing and his past injury history ... Read More »

Golden: Durant's dominance has made NBA Finals a mismatch

And that was with Cleveland playing decent basketball. "Ty Lue, it's you that has to step up, and that requires coaching". However, what has to change is production from Cleveland's role players. But as someone who has been in those post-game scrums, there are plenty of suspects in the media who you could point the finger at as well, they're just a lot lower profile than the guys who are on the court. Read More »

Costa: I'm not in Conte plans

The Spain striker's future at the club has been up in the air since rowing with Antonio Conte over a proposed January move to the Chinese Super League. Costa has already made his desire to return to Atletico Madrid clear but that move has been scuppered due to the Spanish club's transfer ban, which prevents them from registering players until January 2018. Read More »

Djokovic drops 1st 2 sets against Thiem in Paris

Yesterday's defeat to Thiem was Djokovic's first straight-sets loss at a major in four years and comes just 12 months after he completed the career Grand Slam in Paris . Novak Djokovic insisted Wednesday that he still has the hunger to regain his status as the best player in the world, but did not rule out taking a break from the sport. Read More »

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to play one more season

Ronaldo was also sporting his brand new hair-do while enjoying himself on his jet. The leading scorer of this tournament was Cristiano Ronaldo who did this marvel for 5 years in a row. Real are winners of European football's leading club competition for a 12th time and Bale continued: "We've made more history". But in the second half we were very superior. Read More »

Smith frustrated by yet another Champions Trophy washout

In terms of comparison between the two sides, Australia is definitely ahead in both bowling and batting and head-to-head clearly favours the men from Down Under, who have lost just one in 19 matches against Bangladesh . He started 36 runs short of the milestone and when he reached 37 the south-paw became joint-third fastest overall with Indian captain Virat Kohli. "Sabbir played the last eight innings at number three". Read More »

Google Doodle marks start of ICC Champions Trophy with addictive game

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McGrath feels that teams like South Africa and England can also challenge for the title. The right-hander's exploits at No.6, combined with Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja also chipping in with some aggressive knocks in the warm-up game against Bangladesh , has given Virat Kohli plenty of firepower lower down the order as India head into the main tournament. Read More »

Global community condemns terror attacks in Iran

Parliament speaker Ali Larijani called the attack a cowardly act, and added: "Iran is an active and effective pillar in the fight against terrorists and they want to damage it". State TV reported four attackers are involved in the parliament attack, and said eight people were wounded. Militant groups are also known to operate in Iran's southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan province, which borders Pakistan and has a large Sunni community. Read More »

The Finals Are Too Fast, Too Furious for the Cavs

In today's age of social media and instant content, the National Basketball Association is more popular than ever. I just play my game. We sat through three rounds of playoff routs, where injuries took the juice out of several series with competitive potential. Read More »

Steve Kerr marvels at Kevin Durant's 'amazing' defense

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LeBron James made a record-equalling eighth play-off triple-double. The parallel tracks of the last two NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers run similarly. But the Cavaliers also struggled again with turnovers, punctuated by Kyrie Irving losing a behind-the-back pass to Tristan Thompson that led to a Golden State fast break. Read More »

Nadal enters French Open semis as Carreno Busta retires

His trip to the Roland Garros quarters means he will move back into the top eight in the ATP Race to London standings, solidifying his position as one of the best players on tour so far this season. Before thinking about the prospect of facing Nadal in the last four, Djokovic's first task is to overcome sixth seed Dominic Thiem . Before Wednesday's win Djokovic had dropped just one set in five meetings with Thiem, and brushed aside the 23-year-old easily in last year's Roland Garros ... Read More »

England ease past New Zealand and into semi-finals

If Australia lose the crucial encounter, there is still a possibility for them to go through, but that would depend on the game between New Zealand and Bangladesh , which has to be washed out and Australia have to ensure that their NRR doesn't go below the two teams in case of a loss to England . Read More »

Denver Post parts ways with writer after racially charged Indy 500 tweet

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Colacioppo told iMediaEthics by e-mail, "I don't know how many complaints we received but we received both complaints and comments in support of Terry Frei ". His victory should come with open arms, not closed fists. "I didn't know if I could be as quick as anyone in IndyCar, and it was nice to have this competitive feeling". Read More »