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Kevin Durant named 2017 Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP

The Warriors also tied with the 1986-87 Los Angeles Lakers for the highest offensive efficiency since 1974 (115.6 points per 100 possessions), the first year data is available. And they did it in dazzling fashion. He shot a career-high 53.7 percent from the field as he played in 62 games for a Warriors team that finished the year leading the National Basketball Association in both wins (67) and average points per game (115.9). Read More »

Marlins draft LHP Trevor Rogers in first round


If recent interactions are any indication , Jeter doesn't seem to want anything to do with A-Rod these days. With the 13th overall pick, the Marlins have selected left-handed pitcher Trevor Rogers from Carlsbad High School in New Mexico. Read More »

Kevin Durant Picked Warriors For New Experience As Much As Title

Golden State responded with a 10-3 run, Durant scoring five as the Warriors stretched their margin back to 108-98. Paul Pierce wasn't even being melodramatic when he warned of the Warriors' coming "reign of terror". the Golden State Warriors . Iguodala, the 2015 Finals MVP, came up big again with his 2017 postseason-best 20 points off the bench in a testy, tightly called finale to this trilogy Finals that everyone had stamped on the calendar from the moment Durant departed Oklahoma City to ... Read More »

Kevin Durant Struggles To Drink Beers After Warriors Win Championship

The Warriors won the title in 2015 in six games, while the Cavaliers dramatically won in 2016 in seven, becoming the first team in National Basketball Association history to win a series trailing 3-1. The 2017 Game 5, which averaged a 14.0 rating , ultimately fetched 20.5 million viewers and a 7.6 rating among adults 18-49. Iguodala chipped in with 20 points off the bench and Draymond Green had a 10-point, 12-rebound double-double for the Warriors, who topped 100 points for the ... Read More »

Alternate's US Open hopes hinge on Phil Mickelson's journey

Open is Medinah No. 3, Oakmont, Oak Hill, Oakland Hills, Pebble Beach". "When people talked to me it was a long process for me to translate that sentence from English to Spanish, understand it, think what I wanted to say and translate it from Spanish to English". Read More »

Dustin Johnson favored to win major for 2nd straight year


The last round of this year's U.S. Open is Sunday, giving Johnson a chance to win it all on Father's Day. The scary part for other golfers competing at Erin Hills , site of this week's U.S. Dustin Johnson's strokes gained: tee-to-green has improved thanks to a better short game. Johnson now leads the PGA Tour in driving distance, greens in regulation percentage and money won - $6,355,725. Read More »

Cruz drives in 4; Mariners cruise past Twins 14-3


He is 1-1 this season with a 4.18 earned run average. In 2001 , Mike Cameron hit a solo home run in the 9th inning to snap a 9-9 tie against Colorado Rockies. The White Sox opened a four-game series on a strong note after dropping nine of 11 and handed the Orioles their fifth straight loss. Gallardo will be making his 11th career start against the Twins. Read More »

British and Irish Lions suffer second tour defeat to Highlanders in Dunedin


Lima Sopoaga was stopped just short of the line as the Highlanders made a bright start to the match and, while the hosts continued to probe, they were unable to make the most of numbers on the opposite wing soon after. That advantage was cancelled out by a penalty from Dan Biggar after 16 minutes, but ten minutes later the Lions found themselves behind as they conceded their first try in nearly a match and a half having kept the Crusaders at bay for 80 minutes on Saturday . Read More »

Former Longhorn Kevin Durant wins NBA Finals MVP as Warriors win title

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to return the National Basketball Association title to California on Monday after succumbing past year to a 3-1 Cavs comeback in the Finals. "I'm talking too much", he added. "He's one of the best professionals I've ever been around". The game-changing spurt ended with a scuffle when Golden State's David West shoved Irving as he tried to grab the ball away. Read More »

Twins select prep SS/OF Royce Lewis No. 1 in 2017 MLB Draft


The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Lewis hit.377 with four homers and 25 stolen bases for JSerra Catholic High School . "This guy gets it", said Mike Radcliff , the Twins " vice president for player personnel. "He's one of the best "makeup" players I've had the chance to scout". I think the strategy is misguided, but we'll see how it pans out. Falvey said Minnesota's choice came down to the waning minutes, and the decision to pass on Greene was "really tough". Read More »

Mike Golberg, Mauro Ranallo sign broadcasting deals with Bellator


The initial appointment of Grande was a bit controversial, as he was an MMA neophyte replacing the established Sean Wheelock. "In addition to June 24, we look forward to working together to make future Spike broadcast even more exciting for our fans as we add further depth to an already-exception broadcast team". Read More »

Gatland: Lions took a step back against Highlanders


The Lions now move on to Saturday's game against the New Zealand Maori, which is being dubbed as the "unofficial Fourth Test". "When we got front foot ball we looked risky and we had a couple of moments when we looked good in attack, Jonathan Joseph's try was nice", said Gatland. Read More »

Man overboard as Kiwis take early lead

Holders Oracle Team USA await the winners of the challenger final in the America's Cup . They passed Team Japan and kept the lead for the win. “But really happy to walk away with two wins.”. New Zealand won the first race of the day despite a poor start, piling the pressure on Ben Ainslie's British team who struggled to match their opponents for speed and stability. Read More »

Johnson nominal favourite at wide-open US Open

Australian Day, 29, goes into the 2017 U.S. Open with decent form, having lost out on the AT&T Byron Nelson title only in a play-off against Billy Horschel before finishing 15th in the Memorial. McIlroy sits second in the world rankings right now. The tournament has a $ 12 million purse - higher than any other event on the PGA Tour - with the victor slated to receive a $2.16 million share. Read More »

Souza leads Brazil to rout of Australia


He has been handed the added responsibility of leading the side against the Socceroos and is keen to get his captaincy off to a successful start. While Bailey Wright's defensive howler allowed Tite's world No.1 maestros to open the scoring within 12 seconds , Australia dug in for the remainder of the first half. Read More »

Andre Wisdom sold by Liverpool to Derby County


According to reports from the Liverpool Echo , Liverpool have agreed a deal for Andre Wisdom with Championship club, Derby County , which could be worth up to £4.5 million. Several clubs had expressed interest in Wisdom including Birmingham City and Celtic, whose manager Brendan Rodgers handed him regular first-team football at Anfield. Read More »

Emotions raw for Cavs in locker room after loss, Tyronn Lue says

The Warriors, who beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them past year after squandering a 3-1 series lead, went a record-setting 15-1 in the playoffs, their only loss coming in Game Four of the best-of-seven championship. "Our perspective, being blessed to play on this stage three years in a row". To be back here, bring ol' Larry back home, I'm just excited to do something special. Read More »

Morgan hints at picking Bairstow for first semis vs Pakistan

With Roy set to make way for Bairstow, Alex Hales will be England's senior opener and it will fall to him to set the tone up front. Morgan had stated before the Champions Trophy that Roy would retain his place for the duration of the tournament whatever his form. Read More »

Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland


That stung ever since, and even Durant understood, because he gave up the same lead to the Warriors a round earlier with Oklahoma City. James scored 41 points with 13 rebounds and eight assists. Pointing to Game 3, when the Warriors finished with an 11-0 run to win by five points, Thompson said, "This series could have really changed in Game 3". Read More »