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Referees seemingly change technical foul to avoid Draymond Green ejection

Callahan also took responsibility for the mix-up because the referees didn't hear the Quicken Loans Arena public address announcer tell the loud crowd that Green was charged with the initial technical. "After looking at the video, I did not verbalize to the table, and looking at the video I should have done a better job of making sure that the table knew the technical foul was on Coach Kerr". Read More »

Warriors Eliminate Cavaliers to Claim NBA Championship

Cleveland led by as many as eight in the first quarter and took a 37-33 lead into the second. His final line - 39 points on 14-for-20 shooting, including 5 for 8 from three-point range, to go with seven rebounds and five assists in 40 minutes - was the culmination of a brilliant five games that fully earned him the series MVP award by unanimous vote and validated his decision to join Golden State to all but his harshest critics. Read More »

Golden State clinch NBA championship


Following a Game 4 trouncing in Cleveland, the Cavs once again gave the Warriors a test in Game 5, buoyed by the one-on-one magic of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving and some hot shooting from J.R. The best shooting team in the league couldn't buy a bucket early in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Midway through the second quarter, the Warriors made their move, staging a 21-2 run. Read More »

Demi Lovato & Ex Wilmer Valderrama Reunite for Sweet Photo


The estranged couple, who have stayed amicable despite their breakup, celebrated L.A. Pride together. Only time will tell if Demi and Wilmer will rekindle their romance, but we're guessing that at the moment they're having fun just being friends and hanging out. Read More »

Does LeBron James know something we don't about how Warriors were formed?

The Cavaliers rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven series to stun the defending champs in 2016, using a 112-97 win in Game 5 in Oakland as a catalyst. The league continues to try to use the leverage of the collective bargaining agreement - salary caps and incentives - to get superstar players such as Durant to stay with their teams . Read More »

Banks penalty gives Highlanders win over Lions

It was the second loss of their 10-match tour of New Zealand after they were also overhauled by the Auckland Blues in their 22-16 loss at Eden Park last Wednesday. On a tough day all round for the Lions following the news that full-back Stuart Hogg has been ruled out of the tour with a facial injury, they were again given no quarter on Tuesday in Dunedin . Read More »

Durant's non-foul looms large in Warriors' game-deciding run

LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists but it proved in vain as the home team came out on top. 29 - Points averaged by Kyrie Irving in the NBA Finals. Game 5 got off to a much more deliberate start than Game 4's track meet. The Cavaliers made 15 of 24 shots in the first quarter to seize a 37-33 lead, James and Irving each scoring 12 points in the period, as did Curry for Golden State . Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers to clinch NBA title

The win gives the Warriors their second ring in three years, after winning in 2015 against a short-handed, James-led Cavs team. The only other Coug to come close to an National Basketball Association title was Craig Ehlo, whose 1985-86 Houston Rockets lost to Boston, 4 games to 2, in the finals. Read More »

Penguins' Stanley Cup victory parade will be held Wednesday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP ) - The Predators' fantastic, improbable playoff run finally is over. Crosby, who was second in playoff scoring, was integral in the Penguins' 6-0 win in Pittsburgh , beginning with his first-period burst that drew a power play and led to an early first-period goal. Read More »

WNBA's Breanna Stewart, Bria Hartley open to 3-on-3 in Olympics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP ) - As a fresh National Basketball Association champions cap sat a tad off-kilter on his head, Kevin Durant embraced mother Wanda. A Durant three boosted the margin to 60-45 with 3:08 in the half. A Warriors season-ticket holder sold the seats on the team's Ticketmaster resale website Sunday, and while the face value of the seats is unknown, Rovell reports, citing documents sent to season-ticket holders, that some courtside seats have a face value of $3,000. Read More »

Golden State Warriors defeat Cleveland Cavaliers to win NBA Finals

The Cavs cut the Warriors' lead to four in the third quarter, but the Warriors fought through to hold on to a 98-93 advantage by the start of the fourth. Cavaliers SF LeBron James played in his 217th career postseason game, moving past C Shaquille O'Neal for seventh place on the all-time list. After scoring 49 points in the first quarter of Game 4, the Cavs are out to a 22-18 lead midway through the first quarter Monday night. Read More »

Warriors Win 2017 NBA Championship

Stephen Curry chipped in 34 points on 10-20 shooting with six rebounds and 10 assists. James had a game-high 41 points and Irving hit tough shots all night but defensive breakdowns by Cleveland led to easy baskets late in the game for the Warriors , igniting a deafening crowd. Read More »

Mike Davis: 'We need a good US Open'

Last year, the USGA copped a caning over a penalty levied against victor Dustin Johnson . He has missed three of his last four cuts but played well in the 36-hole qualifier last Monday. If his putter heats up, he'll contend. It started with a snarky video posted on Twitter by Kevin Na, which came with the text: "Erin Hills is a great design course but the fescue is nearly unplayable". Read More »

After Confusion Over Technical Fouls in Game 4, Refs Explain What Happened

He wasn't having any of that as he took his time speaking and meeting with everyone after the game. Warriors heel Draymond Green has few fans in visiting arenas, but the distaste for him seems particularly strong in Cleveland, where the crowd has told him - in no uncertain terms - that he's a bad person throughout the two NBA Finals games that have been played there. Read More »

Golden State Takes 2nd NBA Title In 3 Years

There was more than a touch of pay-back Monday night. A Golden State win on Monday night would clinch its second championship in three seasons. Game 5 of the NBA Finals is off to a much more deliberate start than Game 4's track meet. The long-term challenge for the National Basketball Association is how to address the on-going grumblings about a lack of competitive balance. Both teams breezed through the playoffs. Read More »

Murray regroups to beat Nishikori


But he insisted he was not too concerned because he knew illness and injury had badly affected Murray's training. "But that was a critical period of the match because he started way better than me". Past year I was playing really well. He's great player. Very smart tennis player. "I had struggled in some of my matches during the event previous year, but I played one of my best clay-court matches that day to get the win. Read More »

Overwhelming Favorite Warriors Win NBA Finals


They defeated 2016 champions Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to win the best-of-seven series 4-1. Seven technical fouls, one flagrant foul, stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant jawing at each other and several other dustups. A Durant finger-roll lay-in with about five minutes left - pushing his points total to 39 at the moment - gave Golden State a 12-point lead they would not relinquish. Read More »

Warriors Beat Cavs 129-120 To Win NBA Title

The Cavaliers won, 112-97, to begin a historic comeback. So they have the Warriors right where they want them, right? "At the end of the day, we want to just try to put ourselves in position to play another game". "Winning a championship is special in itself", Green said. "So as I was thinking about my decision and who I was gonna play for, this team came to mind". Read More »

'Jeopardy' tweaks Kevin Durant for leaving Thunder to sign with Warriors


Kevin Durant's 35-points weren't enough to make up for poor shooting nights from Stephen Curry (14 points, 10 assists) and Klay Thompson (13 points). Before Cleveland's 137-116 home victory in Friday night's Game 4, Golden State was a flawless 15-0 and had a chance to become the first National Basketball Association team to go unbeaten in the playoffs. Read More »

NBA Finals 2017: Photos from Warriors vs. Cavs Game 5

You can forget this feeling, but they beat us fair and square, and you have to give them credit. Golden State outscored the Cavs by 15 points in the second quarter and held on to the lead for the rest of the game. Completing a ideal 9-0 run at home during the postseason, the Warriors became the first San Francisco Bay Area team to win a championship at home since the Oakland Athletics won the 1974 World Series. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax fraud as Spanish prosecutor files lawsuit


Spanish tax authorities in Madrid on Tuesday (June 13) have filed a lawsuit against superstar footballer Cristiano Ronaldo over an alleged £13m tax fraud case. Ronaldo's representatives have so far been unavailable for comment. Speaking to El Chiringuito TV before the Champions League final, Ronaldo said he was not losing any sleep over the possibility of being charged . Read More »

Warriors beat Cavs 129-120 to win National Basketball Association title

We're going down as one of the best teams ever, and that's a special thing you can not take away from us", reserve Andre Iguodala said. Durant was named the NBA Finals MVP. But then, nah, that's a championship team. "If it's talking trash or knocking guys on the floor, whatever you got to do, you got to do it". While the Cavaliers commanded Green's respect, surely, his daily enemies, National Basketball Association officials, couldn't escape unscathed. Read More »