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Is Stephen Curry playing too passively in the NBA Finals?


You get punched in the face you want to respond. For the Warriors , they'll be looking to put those jokes to rest with a celebratory championship win on Monday . The Cavs have also run some actions off the ball to take advantage of the Warriors' switching scheme. They lost game five at home a year ago on the way to dropping the series. Read More »

Former Warriors guard: Cavs 'got lucky' in Game 4 win

Those fans who bet on Durant to win the NBA MVP should be patting themselves on the back as OddsShark listed Durant as a +200 favorite before Game 1, so those who bet $100 would stand to make a $200 profit. James, in his seventh consecutive finals, has won at least one road game in 29 consecutive playoff series, but for the streak to continue, the Cavs must win tonight. Read More »

Girls youth soccer team cuts hair to honor disqualified teammate


With the attitude of "short hair, don't care", the team showed unbelievable unity while supporting one of their own. Instead of fuming or unfairly blaming her, Mili's teammates showed her their full support. I used to see them when their hair used to be long, but now it's gonna be short", she said. Although a clerical error made by the team listed Mili as a boy on a form, the Hernandez family told WOWT that tournament organizers refused to accept an insurance card and medical form as proof ... Read More »

India knock out South Africa to reach Champions Trophy semi-finals

India then comfortably knocked off the runs in 38 overs, Shikhar Dhawan (78) and captain Virat Kohli (76no) hitting fine half centuries. Virat Kohli was unbeaten on 76. "I don't know how [the run outs] happened". I wouldn't like to blame guys out there. In the first 10 overs, they scored only 35 runs, as India operated with Bhunveshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin (one over). Read More »

Penguins beat Nashville to take home Stanley Cup

We just kept finding ways. Jake Guentzel's goalscoring exploits also got him some Conn Smythe consideration, but playing alongside Crosby really propelled his playoff performance. But they found that extra gear when they needed it, even if the Predators had been the better team at times . And Murray came back from injury and played his best when it mattered the most. Read More »

Bangladesh pulls a stunner against New Zealand in Champions Trophy

The Kiwis barely saw out their 50 overs, as they lost six wickets for only 64 runs in nearly 12 overs at the end, after winning the toss and choosing to bat first. "Normally when we bat, we don't speak too much". Southee then detected the edge of Sabbir Rahman's bat to claim his 159th victim in ODI cricket and take him past Sir Richard Hadlee and up to sixth on New Zealand's all-time list of leading wicket-takers. Read More »

Curry not fazed by National Basketball Association finals history


The Golden State Warriors return home on Monday as they desperately try to close out the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals Game 5 - a game that will live stream with the Cavaliers now down in the series three games to one, the exact position they found themselves in previous year when they mounted the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history to win the first NBA Championship in Cleveland history. Read More »

Paul Pogba reflects on 'complicated' return to Manchester United

Griezmann was heavily linked with a move to United , but it seems the deal is off after Atletico Madrid's ban from the transfer market was upheld. The Manchester United boss has stayed in the luxury hotel since his arrival last summer and is pencilled in for the whole of next season, too. Read More »

Andrew Robertson still believes Scotland can make the World Cup


England manager Gareth Southgate has defended Joe Hart after the goalkeeper was beaten by two Leigh Griffiths free-kicks during his side's 2-2 draw against Scotland . West Ham are the latest club to be linked with Hart, who admits he does not know what price City will want for him. To score that goal... it has been a while since I scored a goal for England . Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins defend Stanley Cup title

They added an empty-net goal with 13.6 seconds left to win the game 2-0. Crosby was awarded his second consecutive Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and goalie Matt Murray made 27 saves for his second straight shutout as the Penguins became the first team to repeat as champion in almost two decades with a 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 6. Read More »

Four Irish start for Lions against Crusaders


Questions raised over the quality of the Lions will be amplified if they suffer another early tour loss, having succumbed to the Blues on Wednesday following a limp opening win over the provincial Barbarians . They had just one or two moments in the offload, and we know how unsafe they can be. They're in the infancy of this tour, they'll only get better, and they'll be a good side when the Tests come round . Read More »

Melania Trump, Son Barron Move Into White House

After arriving at the White House Melania tweeted a picture from a window looking on to the South Lawn and the Washington Monument. Barron strolled alongside them, dressed in a T-shirt emblazoned with the words, "The Expert". She said during the campaign that she would work on the issue of cyberbullying as first lady, but she has made no further announcements about the subject. Read More »

Lions coach Farrell demands defensive lift in Dunedin

These Lions are no pussycats. Saracens Owen Farrell kicked expertly to help guide the British and Irish Lions to their second win of the tour over Crusaders . Murray's efforts have caught the eye in New Zealand where Crusaders coach Scott Robertson described him as world-class and Henry went a step further, saying he is a world-leading player. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko Powers Into Final, To Meet Simona Halep

But I was working on the forehand, and I think it's pretty good now", said a grinning Ostapenko . "I think it's a nice gift". I felt like that on court, and I felt that I have to run for every ball. And she's not one to hide her emotions, either. Halep could have let watching a break point for 5-1 deteriorate into falling back on serve in the third cloud her mind, but she rebounded by immediately getting the break back and serving out the match. Read More »

Sir Patrick Stewart celebrates with a "shoey"


On the race itself, Ricciardo said he had zero fun until he saw the chequered flag wave after a hard-fought contest holding off Ferrari and Force India all afternoon. Sky Sports presenter Martin Brundle interviewed the famous British actor on the grid and he reappeared at the end of the race to conduct the interviews on the podium. Read More »

Fendrich on Tennis: Slam drought done, Nadal heads to grass


This title, an unprecedented 10th at a single Grand Slam in the professional era, was arguably the most impressive of his 15 though as it arrived three injury-plagued years after the last one, without dropping a set and conceding only 35 games in seven matches. Read More »

Penguins win Stanley Cup: Watch final handshake line

Hagelin iced the game with 14 seconds left when, with Rinne out of the goal in favour of an extra attacker, he scored into the empty net . The Penguins became the first team to win back-to-back cups since the Detroit Red Wings in '97-'98. Read More »

Blaney wins 1st career NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway

Ryan Blaney held off Kevin Harvick down the stretch and won his first career NASCAR Cup race Sunday at Pocono Raceway. Blaney , who grew up watching his father, Dave, compete in the Cup series at Pocono and elsewhere, was understandably excited after winning so close to where his father and grandfather, dirt-track legend Lou Blaney, lived in Hartford Township, Ohio. Read More »

All Blacks coach praises Lions despite slow start to tour


The first meeting of the three-Test series takes place in Auckland on June 24. "They are a tough side - there's a lot of internationals in the team ". "We need to get the tour back on track and build some more momentum". "Blues rugby won us that game, it was something special", Parsons said. "The result against the Blues was disappointing and we know we can't afford to give away so many penalties ". Read More »