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Greene picked for arm, McKay for bat near top of MLB draft

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He's also 10-3 with a 2.34 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 104 innings on the mound. In 2001, the top prospects were collegiate pitcher Mark Pryor and high school catcher Joe Mauer. He is the cousin of former Marlins outfielder Cody Ross. The Yankees grabbed SC right-hander Clarke Schmidt at No. 16 after he had Tommy John surgery this spring. Read More »

MVP Durant, Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

Led by LeBron James and Kyrie Irving , the Cavaliers looked to find the extra gear they'd been missing in the opening three matches, threatening to exploit mental ghosts that accompanied a Warriors 3-1 finals lead from the 2015/16 season. Read More »

Starc hoping to rattle England ahead of Ashes

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Australia had travelled down from Birmingham, where they played their first game against New Zealand , and the squad and support staff were in their hotel in west London when the attack was taking place in London Bridge. "I thought it was probably one of the worst bowling displays that we've put on for a very long time ", he said. "Of course I didn't want to go off". Read More »

Most-Watched NBA Finals Since 1998 Finish Strong

The last time the league saw a rating that high was Game 6 in the 1998 NBA Finals , when Michael Jordan and the Bulls won their sixth championship. ABC will likely see final adjustments from Nielsen later today, but the series is expected to go down as the most-watched (on average) NBA Finals in almost 20 years. Read More »

Warriors Beat Cavs in 5 Games: Become 2017 NBA Champs

The third time around, there was no doubt. Golden State Warriors edged past Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in a closely fought fifth game of the National Basketball Association finals to win 2017 National Basketball Association title on Tuesday. Read More »

NBA Finals 2017: Dethroned, LeBron James talks future after historic performance

The big Aussie, who now is with Detroit, was part of the San Antonio team that won the title in 2014. "We were really good tonight". The consummate team player, he said afterward that the title was a "collective effort". Won a championship in the inaugural season of the BAA, a league that would eventually become the National Basketball Association after its third season. Read More »

Lichtenstein: Warriors Are Without A Doubt The Best NBA Team Ever

They weren't so Golden in their lone blemish, a Game 4 loss when they played some of the poorest defense in Finals history to spoil a flawless postseason. James had 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists and Kyrie Irving added 26 points but the Cavs never could dig out of a hole created by a second-quarter barrage and ended their season with a 129-120 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka: Hatke Moments of the Match

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It's not about asking two, three players to do it. "After this innings, I'm really boosted up, and hopefully, we will do well in the future". It was Sarfraz's second impressive innings at Cardiff after the wicket-keeper's 90 on the same ground previous year saw Pakistan chase down a target of 303 against England in a four-wicket win that prevented an ODI series whitewash. Read More »

Warriors Win Second NBA Championship in Three Years

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been named the 2017 Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP for his performance in the team's five-game series victory. Tempers flared when Irving tied up David West on a loose ball. West, Thompson and J.R. Smith received technicals after a replay review. Curry is a free agent this summer and expected to re-up with the Warriors on a max deal. Read More »

James spectacular again, but Cavs can't stop Warriors

The Warriors also posted a 16-1 record (.941 win percentage) in these playoffs to go on the best title run ever, percentage points better than the 2001 Lakers (15-1, .938). Or maybe the same front office will decide 4-1 is the real dramatic. LeBron got roasted as the Cavaliers fell behind 2-0 in the series and picked up his intensity on that end only somewhat. Read More »

The Finals: It's now NBA All-Star War

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Will Cavs-Warriors III Live Up To Hype? One game to decide your life, who do you want in all-time history? It will be a tough, hard-fought, back-and-forth series , but ultimately, Golden State's overall talent advantage will win out. According to a statistical analysis compiled by landofbasketball.com , in the 23 games against each other, Durant is averaging 29.3 points to James' 28.8. Read More »

USA's Michael Bradley Scores Outrageous Wonder Goal Against Mexico

Michael Bradley opened the scored for the usa in the sixth minute , with Carlos Vela equalizing for the hosts in the 23rd. Bruce Arena , never shy, made a decision to flip seven players from his team's Thursday night win over Trinidad and Tobago , and roll out a hybrid 5-2-3 formation that recalled the U.S.'s shock win over Portugal to open the 2002 World Cup in South Korea. Read More »

Rahal rolling as he arrives at Texas off 2 IndyCar wins

Kanaan wasn't making friends earlier either as he was also involved in a previous three-wide incident that sandwiched Alexander Rossi, who broke loose and crashed out of the race. "It was pretty nerve-wracking out there", Pagenaud said. Hinchcliffe made contact with Kanaan, then with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports teammate Mikhail Aleshin , who was running up high to make it three wide. Read More »

Draymond Green wants to win championship in Cleveland

Angry, in-your-face discussions. Hard, physical play. But before the incident involving Green's second-technical-foul-but-whoops-it-was-actually-his-first, there was a amusing moment where Kerr argued with a ref, presumably about the first technical foul that was mistakenly issued to Green. Read More »

Curry Sisters Steal the Show as Warriors Celebrate Title

Curry, 29, celebrated the Warriors' second Championship in three years with his teammates before getting hugs from his family, including 4-year-old Riley and 1-year-old Ryan . But Riley's move of the night comes in the form of this rather artsy shot that shows her adjusting her hat using her reflection in the Larry O'Brien trophy. Read More »

Warriors React To Second Title In Three Years

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Golden State had an opportunity to become the first team to sweep through the playoffs with a flawless 16-0 record. "We prevailed, we are champions and it was awesome to do it on our own floor". There was early foul trouble for both teams , with Kevin Love for the Cavs picking up two early ones (and Love never got going tonight, ) while Klay Thompson , Kevin Durant , and Draymond Green all had two in the first quarter for the Warriors . Read More »

Pedroia's single wins it in 11th; Red Sox beat Phillies 6-5

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And don't tell Phillies reliever Joaquin Benoit that Ramirez has been dealing with soreness in both shoulders. "You take 'em how you can get 'em", he said. "Felt like it was a chance to try to get a matchup", Farrell said of his move to Hembree. "That certainly helps. We've had some success against him in the past". Read More »

Warriors defeat Cavaliers in Game 5 for second title in three years

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LeBron James had a game-high 41 points but defensive breakdowns by Cleveland led to easy baskets late in the game for the Warriors, igniting a deafening crowd. When Kevin Durant came to this all time great Warriors team , anything short of a championship would have been a disappointment to this team , and this incredible group made good on what was expected of them, as Golden State is once again atop the basketball world. Read More »

Man Utd legend Robson: Mourinho needs to bring in flair players

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The Spain worldwide, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United among others, scored 19 goals in all competitions for Madrid last term, but made just 14 starts in La Liga and played only five minutes across the club's Champions League semifinal and final encounters. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton wins Canadian GP for record sixth time

The German dropped to the back when he needed to change his front wing, damaged by Red Bull's Max Verstappen at the start. "To have come away from Monaco, really with everyone scratching their heads and wanting to work and pull together, and we did...." "I think for us, we really solidified our strength, we've got a better understanding of the vehicle and hope we can put it in the same spot in the following races", he told Sky Sports television. Read More »

Warriors fans celebrate NBA title with rowdy street party

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Golden State went 16-1 in this year's playoffs, good for the highest winning percentage (.941) in a single postseason, surpassing the Los Angeles Lakers from 2001 (15-1, .938). Durant, who will likely be crowned Finals MVP, finished with a team-high 39 points on 14-of-20 shooting. Golden State plays under a set of offensive-friendly rules, and critics said they wouldn't have stood up to the rugged play of the past. Read More »

NBA Players React to the Warriors Winning the 2017 NBA Championship

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In the third straight NBA Finals meeting between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers , the Warriors prevailed, taking the series in five games and closing the series out at home with a 129-120 win. After Game 3, when the Warriors dismantled the Cavaliers to take a stranglehold 3-0 lead on the series, Wanda shared a hug with Steph Curry's mother after the game. Read More »

India wins it easy over South Africa in Champions Trophy

He credited Indian team to be a formidable opponent and hoped that his team played a better game of cricket. "The crowd was supporting us and that's why the players were boosted", captain Sarfraz Khan had said after the win against the Proteas. Read More »