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Warriors beat Cavs to take National Basketball Association title

He also produced what will likely go down as the signature moment of this series when he hit a 3-pointer over LeBron James with 45 seconds left in Game 3 that gave the Warriors the lead for good and all but sealed the Cavaliers' fate. Cameras caught Kevin Durant's mother crying tears of joy, just as Kevin famously did when talking about his mother during his 2014 NBA MVP acceptance speech. Read More »

Roger Federer to play veteran Tommy Haas at Stuttgart Open

The Swiss great has enjoyed a stunning year so far, beginning with an 18th Grand Slam title by winning the Australian Open in February, and his latest comments will whet the appetite ahead of Wimbledon. Haas got the better of Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-3 4-6 7-5 and is eagerly anticipating a reunion with his old pal, who is returning to the ATP Tour for the first time since winning the Miami Open in April, after which he chose to rest. Read More »

Tough rough: US Open conditions may rob drama from a major

In retrospect, Dustin Johnson's victory at the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont makes ideal sense. "Here's hoping a book will be written - in the not-too-distant future (i.e., when we're both alive to enjoy it!) - on the U.S. Open and was 39th in 2011. The roots of the golf course that will host the U.S. Open in Wisconsin stretch all the way back to the Ice Age. Rory McIlroy (12-1): It has been a month since we have seen McIlroy play in the States, when he took 35th at The PLAYERS. Read More »

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry power Warriors past Cavaliers to win National Basketball Association title

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green , left, and guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrate during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, . Golden State then went on a 21-2 run to retake the lead and push it to as many as 17 points, 69-52 late in the period. "Man, he's freaking awesome". Knowing Durant had to be careful, LeBron James drove to the rim and threw down a vicious dunk over the Warriors ... Read More »

Deputy AG Rosenstein sees no reason to fire Mueller

Rosenstein is the only person who can fire Mueller under current Justice Department regulations - though those regulations could theoretically be set aside. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has said that Trump hadn't discussed the Mueller matter with Ruddy, the Newsmax CEO. That would have to be done by the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein , given that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from DOJ's Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Kevin Durant's move to Golden State rewarded with MVP


Social media exploded with all kinds of messages, praises and memes, especially after Durant was rewarded for an overwhelming run with his first-ever National Basketball Association championship and was named the Finals MVP . LeBron James has 33 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Cavaliers, who have fought valiantly but have not been able to find an answer for Durant. Read More »

Durant, Warriors complete magical season


In the capper to the series, Durant posted a team-best 39 points on 14-of-20 shooting, to go with seven rebounds, five assists, and a steal. Durant, who was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, became the first player with five consecutive 30-point performances in the NBA Finals since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000. Read More »

Champions Trophy: India thrashes Proteas to enter semis

The onus was on du Plessis to then bat through the innings. Nine members of South Africa's Champions Trophy squad will play in the T20s - de Villiers, David Miller, Behardien, Imran Tahir, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo and Pretorius - with the rest made up of players who were on the recent A-team trip to the United Kingdom, including Reeza Hendricks and Tabraiz Shamsi. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavaliers for NBA Championship


Durant was the real MVP of the Finals after averaging 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists on 55.6 percent shooting. However, there was one celebration which caught everyone's eye as MVP Durant and his mother, Wanda, who was present at the Oracle Arena during the final, shared a special moment after the match got over. Read More »

Wenger focused on league challenge


Asked if the decision was easy or hard, Wenger said: "For me it's always easy on a loving affair because I identify myself so much with the club". Owner Stan Kroenke and chief executive Ivan Gazidis held talks with Wenger earlier this week and the Frenchman has already started planning for the 2017/18 season. Read More »

New York Mets 'dealing with matter' of mascot gesture


New York Mets mascot Mr. Met greets fans in centerfield before a baseball game between the Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers , Thursday, June 1, 2017 , in New York. "(A stronger knee has) allowed me to stay behind the ball more , is giving me more time to see the ball", Sogard said. "I mean it was obviously an accident Mr. Read More »

Officials Explain Draymond Green Non-Ejection In Cavs-Warriors Game 4

Mass confusion ensued when Green was given another technical with 6:18 to go in the third quarter, for arguing, but was not automatically ejected from the game. Green wasn't ejected, but he's clearly not happy with the explanation he got on his technical foul. As reported by Doris Burke, everyone at the scorer's table agreed that the first technical had been called on Green. Read More »

Soft dismissals cost us the match, says de Villiers


In the game against South Africa, a tremendous bowling and fielding effort saw India dismiss the Proteas for 191 following which Dhawan smashed 78 off 83 balls and was supported by Virat Kohli's unbeaten 76 to complete the chase in 38 overs and also secure them a place in the semi-final. Read More »

2-Time Olympic Champ Kevin Durant Leads Warriors To NBA Title


With this defeat, James' Finals record fell to 3-5. After averaging a triple-double over the five games, James knew there was little more he or his teammates could have done to beat a Golden State Warriors team that proved too talented this year with the addition of Finals MVP Durant. Read More »

Golden State Warriors Win 2017 NBA Title: Musicians and Celebs React

Last summer, Durant, who chose to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder in free agency, elected to join forces with another superstar in Stephen Curry as well as Draymond Green and Klay Thompson to make Golden State a super team , and the group was close to unstoppable in the regular season and postseason. Read More »

Southampton ask PL to investigate Liverpool's Van Dijk approach


Man City coach Pep Guardiola had identified van Dijk as a target while Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is also said to be a big fan of the 25-year old Dutch worldwide. Liverpool have regularly plundered Southampton over recent seasons with former Saints players Adam Lallana , Dejan Lovren , Sadio Mane and Nathaniel Clyne all now playing at Anfield. Read More »

Comey's testimony adds to damaging perceptions

Dianne Feinstein of California asked, "Why didn't you stop and say, 'Mr". When he tells you to do something, guess what, there's no ambiguity in it. Comey's testimony , based in part on a review of memos he wrote - "I added that I was not "reliable" in the way politicians use that word, but he could always count on me to tell him the truth". Read More »

Neither Cavaliers nor Warriors receive extra discipline after Game 4

A few minutes later, Draymond Green was announced as ejected after his second technical for arguing a call, but it turned out the previous one in the first quarter had been called on Steve Kerr, not Green. Green appeared to be ejected when he was called for his second technical midway through the third quarter Friday night. "They make me feel good", Green said, via Marc J. Read More »

Draymond Green trashed his post-Finals roast to praise the Cavaliers


The piece specifically focused on Draymond Green's Game 5 suspension and how the Warriors chose to stand behind Green rather than blame him for blowing the series. Steph Curry didn't make a field goal until 6:40 remained in the second quarter. We know what we have to do in order to win this game. "It's just a great group of guys, great community, great arena, great fans", Durant said. Read More »

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by three wickets to seal semis

The unsafe Dickwella departed for 73 as the middle-order collapsed at the feet of Amir and Junaid, leaving Sri Lanka now struggling at 167-7. Pakistan have a potent pace bowling attack in Mohammad Amir , Junaid Khan and Hasan Ali with Faheem Ali adding a fourth dimension to the triumvirate. Read More »