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Australian cricket team out of the 2017 ICC Champions!

Rain disrupting the match did not seem to be a good omen for Australia as England were reeling on 35-3 at the time. Agreed, Australia were hard done by the weather as two of their matches were rained off but when it mattered they were found wanting, costing them a Champions Trophy semi-final spot. Read More »

Kevin Durant joins Michael Jordan in NBA Finals record

Curry got plenty of help from Kevin Durant , who rightfully won Finals MVP after a 39-point showing in Game 5 that featured 11 points in the fourth quarter. "You have to tip your hat to Cleveland", he added. Draymond Green showed respect for the Cavaliers , giving them credit for their championship caliber and determination throughout the season. Read More »

India beat Bangladesh by 240 runs in a warm-up match

Khan has bagged eight wickets in five ODI fixtures played against Team India . The internet giant kept it simple: all you have to do is tap or click to swing the bat and watch as you either hit the ball around the field or see the bails knocked off. Read More »

Will NBA champion Warriors skip White House visit?

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Iguodala was named Finals MVP after averaging 20 points through those three games, giving the Cavaliers fits with his unique blend of positional versatility and timely three-point shooting. The Warriors attended the White House ceremony to honor their 2015 NBA Finals title when former President Barack Obama was in the White House. Read More »

Price is right as US Open caddie, says Flanagan

McIlroy's season has been thrown into disarray by the rib injury suffered during extensive club testing over the winter, which initially kept him sidelined for six weeks after losing a play-off in the South African Open . "It's feeling good", said McIlroy of the injury. McIlroy explained that the fairways at Erin Hills are plenty wide and if players are complaining they have bigger problems to worry about. Read More »

Penguins Win Back-To-Back Cups

All within a calendar year. The Penguins' two-season run of excellence is a good thing for the NHL and bodes well for the league, even if next week's expansion draft, age, and an expected flat salary cap for next season will meld to guarantee this particular group of Penguins has a shelf life. Read More »

Golden State Warriors fans go wild after NBA Championship win

The individual efforts of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were fantastic to watch, as was the Warriors offense whenever it would reach its peak - as it did in the second quarter of Game 5. "To play with these guys is incredible". He had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in the clincher. "I knew it was going to be a battle I just tried to challenge him - you can't stop the guy". Read More »

Transfer Rumors: Matic to Man United; Belotti to PSG

The paper claims Mourinho has serious reservations that Smalling is good enough for United , while the United boss has also questioned the England defender's mindset at regular intervals during the season. West Ham could offer Smalling a return to London, where he was born and played for Fulham before joining United in 2010. Having already signed Sead Kolasinac from Schalke on a free transfer, Wenger is now eyeing up Jones and Smalling and he's even put in a request to Old Trafford ... Read More »

Sailing: Japan knocked out in America's Cup semifinal

Elsewhere, Artemis Racing , led by Briton Iain Percy, produced a remarkable turnaround by winning all three races to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 lead heading into the final day of racing. Safety has been a major concern of all the crews and the organisers since the death of British sailor Andrew "Bart" Simpson in San Francisco ahead of the 2013 America's Cup. Read More »

Finally Wenger gets two-year Arsenal contract

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Arsene Wenger has agreed to a new two-year deal to remain as Arsenal manager, according to United Kingdom media reports. It's what the fans, players, staff, manager and board expect'. Arsenal missed out on Champions League qualification for the first time in 20 years and were thrashed 10-2 on aggregate by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16. Read More »

Nantes chairman Waldemar Kita confirms Claudio Ranieri agreement

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But Nantes said last week it had failed to persuade him to stay. For the latest episode of SportsJOE Live we took over the Sugar Club in Dublin. The former Leicester City boss, who won the Premier League title in miraculous circumstances in 2015-16, has been unemployed since February of this year. Read More »

Golden State Warriors will not visit the White House

LeBron James now has a 3-5 record in the NBA Finals after his Cleveland Cavaliers were dispatched in five games by the Golden State Warriors , a disappointing end to what was an otherwise incredible season for the man known as "The King". Read More »

Golden State Warriors take NBA title

The Warriors won 129-120 to win the National Basketball Association championship. "This was the culmination of a year where ( Durant and Curry ) grew together and learned each other's games and got better and better all year". Most times it doesn't. Later, he was straightforward and serious: "We were heartbroken last year, but this year was our turn". The Warriors were able to add Durant . Read More »

Viewership down on ABC's 'The Bachelorette,' other reality

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The show airs 8 p.m. Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay watched as her ex-boyfriend Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors took home the NBA Championship in San Francisco, California, on Monday, June 12. While most of the men are perfectly content to skip the drama, one calculating guy, Lee, deceptively steals Rachel away from Kenny for a second conversation. Read More »

Nadal out of Queen's to rest for Wimbledon

He lost in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, which he won a year ago. "Never I thought my nephew can win 10 times here at Roland Garros". But, at 31, it is clear Nadal could win at least another couple of titles - not that Toni is prepared to put a number on it. Read More »

Four Irish to start for Lions against the Blues

While the Lions didn't display a clinical edge against the Provincial Barbarians on Saturday in a 13-7 victory, Gatland again stated that he is backing his players to operate with freedom in attack on this summer's tour. British and Irish Lions: Leigh Halfpenny, Jack Nowell, Jared Payne, Robbie Henshaw , Elliot Daly, Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb, C.J. Stander, Justin Tipuric, James Haskell, Courtney Lawes, Maro Itoje, Dan Cole, Ken Owens (captain), Jack McGrath. Read More »

Nadal storms into quarters, Pliskova through to last 16

Nadal is seeking his 10th French Open title and 15th Grand Slam title - his last major coming at Roland Garros in 2014. Thiem is known for his relentless attack and powerful baseline shots and will likely push Djokovic to the limit on Tuesday. Read More »

Warriors well-built for success over the long haul

The Warriors could outrun teams like the Showtime Lakers and outgun them like Michael Jordan's Bulls _ and Golden State had a more dominant postseason than either. They finished one victory short of the NBA's first ideal postseason, but bounced back from their Game 4 loss to Cleveland in the NBA Finals with another high-scoring performance. Read More »

Chelsea legend linked with a move to Championship

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Bournemouth remain the bookies' favourites to land Terry , but they have now slashed the odds on him heading to Villa Park. However, if a deal can be agreed, the prospect of Premier League football will no doubt place the Baggies and Bournemouth in the driving seat to secure a deal for the player over Villa. Read More »

Display against Highlanders a step backwards for British and Lions

Lima Sopoaga's penalty put the hosts ahead 3-0, before Rhys Webb knocked on stretching for a try. But the Highlanders, who had led in the first half through Waisake Naholo's try, fought back to claim victory. "We had a couple of moments and a couple of chances in the game, but we didn't take them". Up stepped Banks who held his nerve to nail a penalty that gave the Highlanders the win. Read More »

Durant vindicates decision to join Warriors

Not to mention he got a quick jab at his critics with a well-timed Nike commercial shorty after the confetti fell in Oracle Arena. Not only is Durant now an NBA champion , but after churning out 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists on upwards of 55 percent shooting from the field against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers , Durant also adds NBA Finals MVP hardware to his lofty collection. Read More »

Scooter Gennett makes Major League Baseball history with 5 hit, 4-homer game

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His 10 RBI tied Cincinnati's club record. "It's just insane, for a guy like me to do that, it's fantastic, maybe a little short of a miracle", Gennett said. "It's good to see you again". However, the Cardinals haven't shown me anything over the last week to warrant me putting any faith in them, especially after the Reds pasted St. Read More »