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Durant vindicates decision to join Warriors with Finals win

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LeBron James played like an NBA Finals MVP. "I don't need to be out on the court", James said . "We've learned from everything we've been through to bring (the trophy) back home", Curry said. Golden State responded with a 10-3 run, Durant scoring five as the Warriors stretched their margin back to 108-98. He hit a 17-foot fadeaway over James early in the fourth quarter, then assisted on a 3-pointer by Andre Iguodala the next time down as the Warriors pulled away. Read More »

Victorious Nadal Describes French Open As Magic

Sport is a sweaty business, and playing sustained tennis at the level that Rafael Nadal does, day after day, generating power every serve, requires energy. 10 - The Spaniard's French Open haul puts him three clear of the competition's second most prolific victor - Borg won the Coupe des Mousqetaires six times between 1974 and 1981. Read More »

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

Malone averaged 24.5 points and a league-leading 15.3 rebounds while winning his second straight MVP award and made his boast that the 76ers would sweep every series in four games. But against good teams , you can't give away games like Game 3 at home. On how he feels about Kevin Durant winning his first National Basketball Association title: "I'm not happy he won his first". Read More »

Golden State Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland

Between 400 and 500 spectators and vehicles participated in "sideshow" activity in East Oakland on Monday night and some revelers threw rocks and bottles at officers, though no serious injuries were reported. Thursday and taking public transportation is encouraged. The Warriors have three of the 17, trailing the San Francisco 49ers (five) and Oakland Athletics (four). Read More »

Captain Smith admits frustration as rain foils Australia

Australian frustration at The Oval was amplified given they appeared just four more overs away from securing an all-important two points. The fans from both the sides are hoping for a dominating display from their respective teams with the aim of registering crucial points that would push their teams higher up in the group standings. Read More »

Kevin Durant sends love to Rihanna after Warriors win title

OK, there was one little piece of drama. "We learned from everything we've been through", Curry said during the trophy celebration. "And we did it together". Everybody for the last 10 years knew how good he was, but until you break through and win that first championship, there's always still something there. Read More »

Hogg ruled out for rest of Lions tour

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The Highlanders responded with a penalty to reduce the deficit to 15-13 before the Lions crossed for their third try of the game, with captain Sam Warburton blasting over from a ruck, with Biggar slotting over the conversion to make it 22-13 to the Lions . Read More »

Champions Trophy: Kohli takes credit for win against South Africa

Their batting was tentative while India looked sharper and on their game which meant they could capitalise once disaster struck for South Africa with the run out of de Villiers. We just sort of want to just get through this hurt now, because it is hurting quite bad. Set 322 to win, Sri Lanka knocked off the runs with eight balls to spare thanks to contributions from Kusal Mendis (89), Danushka Gunathilaka (76) and all-rounder Angelo Mathews (52). Read More »

Stuttering Murray faces Del Potro test in Paris

The Scot, however, is confident, even if Del Potro beat him in their last encounter at the Davis Cup semi-finals past year. Murray holds a 6-3 edge over the giant Argentine, notably downing Del Potro in a grueling Olympic final previous year to claim a second straight singles gold medal. Read More »

LeBron James spectacular again, but efforts not enough for Cavaliers

From the Bay all the way to OKC. "Getting that first championship was for me like having my first son". "I'm just so happy to be a part of it, man". In his first season since joining the Warriors as a free agent from the Thunder in one of the most debated moves in National Basketball Association history, Durant was named Finals MVP after averaging 35.2 points in the series. Read More »

La Decima - The Story: Rafael Nadal reflects on first-round win

I'm very happy for everything. For me, it can't be compared to anything else . "This one is number 10 (10th win of French Open ), that is an important number", the Spaniard said. He lost in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros , where he won the title a year ago to complete a career Grand Slam. Nadal fell to Federer in two of the three title matches, but on clay, the Spaniard has been almost flawless. Read More »

John Terry considering offer to play for ambitious Champ side

That said, I'm not sure these can really be called transfer rumors in the strictest sense, since John Terry is practically a free agent - incidentally, so is Alex Bruce - and he's free to sign with whomever he pleases. Terry has already spoken to Bournemouth but may fancy teaming up with Bruce in a surprise next and possible final stage of his playing career. The Villans endured a tricky first season in the second tier last time out, finishing 13th in the table after beginning the ... Read More »

Durant shines as Warriors wrap up NBA title

The 2014 NBA MVP was the difference as the Warriors claimed their second title in three seasons and fifth overall - ending the playoffs with a 16-1 record. Not only does Durant finally get his first ring, his epic Finals performance also earned him the MVP, CBS Sports reports . Before Cleveland's 137-116 home victory in Friday night's Game 4, Golden State was a ideal 15-0 and had a chance to become the first National Basketball Association team to go unbeaten in the playoffs. Read More »

Djokovic in Winning Start to Title Defense, Life with Agassi

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The second set was also the problem for Nadal , who raced to the lead by taking the opening set 6-1, before running into an inspired Paire for a while in the second . "But what I was very impressed about was his honesty and transparency and willingness to share his life's experience that one human being goes through". Read More »

Kane rescues England as hat tricks light up Euro qualifiers

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Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane has stated a desire to take the England captaincy off Wayne Rooney going forward, having worn the armband for the first time against Scotland on Saturday evening. "Because the difference of where the players play and the standard we were playing against, the gulf was probably the biggest gap I have seen for a wee while in big games which I have won". Read More »

Klay Thompson wins second NBA Finals

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Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers said Steve Kerr will be back to coach the 2017-18 season. Not only could Durant coexist with Curry and the rest of the Warriors, but they also thrived. The former Thunders man proved to be worth every penny, and the MVP title was the icing on the cake. That's what the Cavaliers must do after falling to the Warriors in the final for the second time in 3 seasons, having rallied from 3-1 down a year ago to win the crown when James led ... Read More »

Draymond Green's mom says officials were paid off in Game 4

Green was whistled for a technical foul. That cut Golden State's lead to 3-1, but as usual Green's stats were only a small chapter of his story. "Some things just never change, right?" Green knows there are those out there who wish he wasn't so confrontational all the time, but in his mind, he's got to be him. Read More »

Kevin Durant claims 2017 NBA Finals MVP trophy

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Steph Curry added 34 points, 10 assists and 6 boards in the win, while Andre Igoudala added 20, drawing a defensive assignment on Cavs superstar LeBron James for a portion of the night. Green stayed on the court in a game that featured three technicals on one play 3:08 before halftime. Green had sat out this very game a year ago, suspended because of flagrant foul point accumulation after he swiped at James' groin in Game 4. Read More »

Tahir spins South Africa to big win over Sri Lanka

Hashim Amla stroked a calm 103, but some disciplined Sri Lanka bowling kept the Proteas to 299-6. And Morkel struck immediately, removing the risky Dickwella (41) with his second ball, caught at third man by Parnell. South Africa have only failed to progress from the group stage twice in ICC Champions Trophy history, and they laid the foundations for yet more success with an impressive opening performance in London . Read More »

LeBron James: 'I have no reason to put my head down'

According to Elias Sports Bureau, Durant became the first player since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000 to record five straight 30-point games in the NBA Finals . Durant also played a big part in limiting LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers . In a most lovely and poetic finish, the Warriors, who came into Monday night's game leading the Finals series 3-1, pulled off a flawless victory and won the game with a 9 point lead, leaving no doubt that they are the champions. Read More »

Bill Belichick is on to 2017

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This '17 team hasn't done anything yet - none of us have. We really need to focus on what we're doing this year. Coach Belichick and the rest of the team is off till Training Camp which starts in late July. As much as we know he's dead serious about moving on and letting Super Bowl LI settle into history with the rest of his accomplishments, the most important thing for Belichick is that he eliminate distractions - particularly for new players who were not on the 2016 squad. Read More »