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Tyronn Lue on Cavaliers vs Warriors: "I don't see a big gap"

As a team , the Cavaliers knocked down 12 of their 20 looks from the field, while they limited the Warriors to nine of 19 in the third quarter. Durant's incredible efforts in topping 30 points in every game of the Finals enabled the Warriors to avenge a heart-breaking game seven loss to the Cavs at the same stage a year ago but, when the rest of the league looks at Golden State with envy, they should not study their star free-agent acquisition, but the way in which they have drafted and ... Read More »

Family first as Johnson arrives late for US Open

The defending U.S. Open champion is a father once again after his fiancée Paulina Gretzky gave birth to their second child, another boy. Dustin Johnson wasn't taking any chances about missing his second major of the year. It's not quite been Tiger-dominating impressive, but it's been close , none more so than when rattling off three consecutive PGA Tour victories in February and May. Read More »

Zagoria | Murray and Wawrinka to do battle in French Open semifinals


It was just today it was just odd how it came about, because it was after the very first game of the match. The No. 1-seeded Murray, a three-time major champion and last year's runner-up at Roland Garros , and No. Pliskova reached the U.S. Open final a year ago, but the Czech player had never been past the second round at Roland Garros in five previous appearances. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Best OPPO Moments from Sri Lanka-South Africa game

His suspension now makes it even more imperative that Mathews is fit to face India at The Oval on July 8 as Sri Lanka aim to keep their tournament alive. But Malinga lost his footing as he trod on the boundary rope and spilled the ball. It was important for the first 10-15 overs not to lose too many wickets. Read More »

Amir out as Pakistan elect to bowl

For a while it hardly seemed to matter as excellent bowling from Malinga (1-52) and Nuwan Pradeep (3-60) ensured a regular procession of batsmen from the wicket . "So if he's not playing, that wouldn't be too bad". Bairstow has not opened before in ODIs but has done so for his county Yorkshire this season in the Royal London One Day Cup, including a mammoth 174 off just 113 balls in a victory against Durham in early May. Read More »

Alex Lange drafted in first round by Chicago Cubs


A return to Baton Rouge paid off for a few LSU Tigers whose draft stock rose while leading the Tigers to a return trip to the College World Series. Two of their players are heading to nice Major League Baseball paydays. Several more current and potentially future Tigers could come off the board when rounds 3-10 are held beginning Tuesday afternoon. He has a 37-12 career mark at LSU, and he needs one more win to tie Scott Schultz (38 wins, 1992-95) as LSU's all-time wins leader. Read More »

Amir out as Pakistan field in England semi-final

The 1st semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is set to take place between host England and Pakistan on June 14 at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff . "The whole nation will be with us as they were in our desperate times and good times ", Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said after the victory over New Zealand . Read More »

Suspect identified in shooting of Rep. Scalise on Va. baseball field


Hodgkinson . The congressman shot Wednesday at a baseball practice in suburban Washington is hospitalized in stable condition, his office said hours after the attack that wounded five people . Reports say he was armed with two weapons; one handgun and one "assault style" rifle . Brooks told CNN that several Republican members of congress - both US representatives and USA senators - and staffers were at practice at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park when shots rang out from behind a ... Read More »

Pakistan thrash England to reach Champions Trophy final

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews rued his side's missed chances as they bowed out of the Champions Trophy after going down to a narrow three-wicket defeat against Pakistan in Cardiff on Monday. Chasing 303, the touring team showed fine spirit as 90 from Sarfraz and 77 from Shoaib helped the team home by four wickets with 10 balls to spare. Read More »

Did Lebron James deserve to be voted NBA Finals MVP?

From the Bay all the way to OKC. For the second time in three seasons, the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James have been unable to capture the NBA Championship , falling to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. This gave Durant the most points in history for a player who averaged at least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from three and 90 percent from the line, as Penny Hardaway held the previous record of 25.5 points from the 1995 Finals. Read More »

Tapwrit wins 149th Belmont Stakes


He entered the race at 12/1 odds. "It's a feeling I can't explain I'm very happy right now", Ortiz said after the race, adding that the horse's owners "always had a lot of faith in him". Assuming he gets a better trip in a much-less crowded Belmont field, the two-time Grade 1 victor is a solid bet to finish somewhere on the board today. Read More »

Kevin Durant's touching moment with mom prior to post-game interview


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. After scoring 49 points in the first quarter of Game 4, the Cavs are out to a 22-18 lead midway through the first quarter Monday night. "I'm so happy Kevin has broken through and there's more to come from him". Read More »

Pakistan skipper guides side into semi-finals

But skipper Sarfraz Ahmed (61no) and Mohammad Amir (28no) their side home with 31 balls to spare after sharing an unbroken eighth-wicket partnership of 75. "If he scored 20 runs, which he did, we would win", Sarfraz said. "Throughout the competition, this pitch has shown to be better to set a target than chase one". Read More »

Golden State Warriors' MVP Kevin Durant adds an important title: champion


Replays showed that Durant did hit James on the head, which should have been his third personal foul. "I left everything I had out on the floor every single game for five games in this Finals, and you come up short". "Man, he's freaking awesome". He dramatically drove and dunked on Cleveland's defense, knocked down big 3-pointers and blocked shots while handling the load of defending King James . Read More »

Diego Costa has 'many offers' but rules out one destination


Diego Costa's transfer is the talk of the summer. One option of course is for a loan move, either for six months or the season, with Costa then going to Atletico Madrid either in January when they can register players, or next summer. He does not want to jeopardise his chances of playing at the 2018 World Cup, however, and therefore is likely to remain in Europe. Asked about a possible move to China, he added: "That is very hard because next year is the World Cup and Diego wants to be ... Read More »

Champions Chelsea face Burnley opener


The bulk of his squad should at least be prepared for the demands of fighting on more than one front after a marathon 64-season last term. The Hammers do not play at home for the first three rounds of games due to the World Athletics Championships taking place at London Stadium. Read More »

LeBron James Believes Joining Heat Was Different Than Kevin Durant To Warriors


Draymond Green's mom got into it with a group of fans in Cleveland during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night, and her son says the Cavs faithful are "just rude". They were lucky and smart enough to pull it off, more power to them. "It would be very satisfying to do that", Green said at practice Thursday. After the Warriors went up, Irving missed a 3 from his favorite spot on the right side and the Warriors closed it out with four free throws in the final 12.9 seconds ... Read More »

Facts About NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant

The Warriors , who beat Cleveland in the 2015 NBA Finals only to lose to them a year ago after squandering a 3-1 series lead, went a record-setting 15-1 in the playoffs, their only loss coming in Game 4 of the best-of-seven championship. Read More »

Marquinhos: Marco Verratti and I are key to Paris Saint-Germain


Verratti was linked with a move away from PSG throughout the 2016-17 campaign and those reports have intensified after the French capital club were dethroned by Monaco in Ligue 1. Di Campli said he has spoken to PSG about their future plans as LaLiga giants Barca reportedly pursue the 24-year-old Italy global midfielder, who is contracted until 2021. Read More »

Aberdeen have accepted a £1.3million bid from Celtic for Jonny Hayes


And the Bhoys look to have finally made a breakthrough, with Aberdeen claimed to have accepted an offer in excess of £1 million. The Jonny Hayes deal isn't one that makes much sense to some Celtic fans who were hoping that the club sign a higher calibre of player in their efforts to make a splash in the UEFA Champions League. Read More »

Fans already lining up for Penguins' Stanley Cup parade


He it behind a makeshift Penguins defense and without top blueliner Kris Letang . In a delightful profile from the time by Sports Illustrated's EM Swift, "Old Country Butch" comes off as a breath of fresh air for an Islanders team that had settled into a routine of being lights out in the regular season before choking in the playoffs. Read More »

What will the Warriors roster look like next season?

Warriors guard Shaun Livingston said in February that he would not visit the White House if the team wins the championship, saying he is not a fan of the president's politics. Smith chipped in 25 on 7 of 8 from 3-point range. LeBron James' legacy will get more backlash for this Finals loss, but in the end it wasn't his fault that his subs couldn't deliver when he needed them most. Read More »