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Sabathia wins 5th straight, leads Yankees over Red Sox 8-0

The strap had broken, and the burly 6-foot-6 lefty would have to pitch without it. Before this run, Sabathia allowed 22 earned runs in 20 2/3 innings in a span of four starts, prompting a headline in a NY tabloid to read: CC Sabathia's spot in Yankees rotation may not be safe much longer. Read More »

Warriors down Cavs to clinch National Basketball Association title

From the Bay all the way to OKC. Golden State locked up its fifth title in franchise history with Monday's 129-120 win over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif . But that idea fizzled fast when the Warriors opened with a pair of lopsided wins at home, fought back late to steal the next game in Cleveland and then, after dropping their first game of the postseason, closed out the series at home. Read More »

Tourists succumb to narrow defeat against Highlanders

The Lions super-swift line speed in defence had the Landers rattled, just as it did the Crusaders and to let the home team off the hook to steal a win they hardly deserved will have defence coach Andy Farrell questioning what went wrong. "We gave away too much possession at the break down and we turned over too much ball on attack", admitted Warburton. He said: "This is the best rugby nation in the world and we have to be more clinical". Read More »

Missing Qld woman may be in danger


Jessica Hamill, 20, was believed to have gone missing from her home in Port Douglas about midnight on Tuesday, police said. Ms Hamill's housemates told police she was last seen at her home around 2am Wednesday. Investigators are urging anyone who may have seen the vehicle or Ms Hamill to come forward. The woman, from Limpet Avenue, was described as about 170 centimetres tall, with a medium build, blue eyes and blonde hair. Read More »

Premier League stars falter as England lose to France

France had Raphael Varane controversially sent off when the video assistant referee reviewed an incident that saw England awarded a penalty for a trip on Dele Alli , converted by Kane . It was not enough, however, to deny a spirited and daring French side. "Then we saw things we have to get better at, without the ball and our managing of the ball at 2-2". Read More »

Warriors Clinch NBA Title After Beating Cavaliers in Game Five

During a post-game interview inside Oakland's Oracle Arena with ABC's Doris Burke, Mama Durant intervened to let Durant know just how proud of him she was. The Warriors won without Kevin Durant . So it allowed me to watch the game , as well as take notes that are about a yard long (my daughter made a receipt paper dispenser in wood shop that I use regularly to take notes ) to give you my thoughts on the Warriors second title in three years. Read More »

French Open 2017: Murray Defeats Nishikori to Enter Semi Finals

I came in playing garbage. "I know Stan - who I face in the semi-final on Friday - and I have both won three grand slams, but I don't compare myself with other players in that sense. Andy's transformation over the past couple of weeks has not gone unnoticed - Scot can win the French Open , undoubtedly. The story of the day was the odd demise of Djokovic, who appeared to give up in the third set of his 7-6 (7/5) 6-3 6-0 defeat by Thiem. Read More »

Gripped by cricket fever, Bangladesh facing its biggest game

That is the key against India. Sarfraz led from the front as he smashed an unbeaten half-century to guide Pakistan to a three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their do-or-die Champions Trophy fixture at the Sophia Gardens on Monday. Media reports said that as soon as Pakistan won against Sri Lanka, locals came out of their houses at Vehil in Shopian and burst firecrackers to express their joy over the win. Read More »

Golden State Warriors Vote Unanimously to Skip White House Visit with Trump

Led the league with 121 points per game while outscoring opponents by 12.3 per night behind their potent backcourt of Goodrich and West, who each averaged almost 26 points to rank in the league's top six. "I had a letdown previous year", Green said. "You have to tip your hat to Cleveland", he added. "And when Steph turned that corner, I think it was after Christmas Day, when he turned that corner, we became nearly unbeatable". Read More »

Griffins win Calder Cup on home ice in game 6


In 2013, they beat Syracuse for the trophy in 2013. ►Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this . Griffins goaltender Jared Coreau stopped 29 shots including several point-blank Crunch chances in the final two minutes. Read More »

Highlanders defeat British and Irish Lions 23-22


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 »

LeBron James makes asinine claim about never playing for a Super Team

He also shot over 56 percent from the field, and over 38 percent from downtown. Norris Cole says LeBron could become the 'best ever'. "But as far as that team, they're going to be here for a while". "For us to be able to add another category to the Olympics, another basketball category, I think it's pretty great ". Eight men's and women's teams will compete in the first-ever 3-on-3 Olympic tournament in 2020. Read More »

Warriors Fans Take To The Streets To Celebrate NBA Championship

LeBron James may be the game's greatest player but the manner in which his Cleveland Cavaliers were dispatched in the NBA Finals on Monday may have signalled that his championship window has been slammed shut. James, to his vast credit, has again been sensational in the Finals, averaging a triple-double on limited rest and encapsulating why many have LeBron in the same realm as Michael Jordan . Read More »

Finals MVP Durant celebrates with fans outside Oracle Arena

Durant had 39 points in the game-five win over the Cleveland Cavaliers and won the finals MVP trophy. "Great basketball players, but I'm proud of them as men, as husbands and fathers", he wrote . Coach Steve Kerr previously called President Trump's policies un-American, while Stephen Curry , Shaun Livingston and David West both have spoken out against Trump. Read More »

Warriors vs. Cavaliers NBA Finals Ratings Highest Since 1998

James will also gauge his legacy - which matters to him, make no mistake - and weigh whether the one championship be brought to Cleveland will be enough, and if his expansive philanthropic efforts will be enough, to overcome the negative blowback sure to come from leaving the Cavs again. Read More »

Tom Cotton 'pounds the idiocy' of Dems at Sessions hearing

John le Carre? Daniel Silva? Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) was all about business as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, confronting his Democratic colleagues about the progress of the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Warriors close out the Cavs

That helped LeBron James bring the first major sports championship to the city in more than 50 years . "We were able to get them a year ago, and they went out and got one of the best players that this league has ever seen", James said . Read More »

Argentina smash six past Singapore in friendly


Singapore suffered a blow after the break when goalkeeper Hassan Sunny was forced off with injury, but their well-organised defence continued to frustrate Argentina in their pursuit of a third - until Gomez took a more direct approach. "We were compact, I thought we could hold them and I was confident that we could fight". He was also probed on the last-minute withdrawals of key players like Messi , who was the one man the Singaporean fans were willing to fork out money to see in action. Read More »

Will Under Armour get a Steph Curry bump again?

It wasn't exactly a huge surprise, but the feat did give a platform to someone we hadn't heard from much this year-Riley Curry . She's back, and she has company. While dad was speaking with ESPN's Doris Burke, Riley was front and center popping a few dance moves and showing off for the cameras. On the biggest night of your year, why wouldn't you want your family with you? It's not officially a press conference for Stephen Curry unless Riley is there to monitor it. Read More »

Warriors Deny Reports That They've Decided To Skip White House Visit

The win gave the Steph Curry-led outfit their second National Basketball Association title in three years. The 2014 MVP's length and shooting ability was too much for Cleveland's overmatched defence. James, who in 2012 with Miami beat the Thunder in Durant's only other Finals, wound up with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists. "I'm ready to do it again". Read More »