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NBA Finals 2017: 5 reasons the Warriors repeat as champions

Even though the Cleveland Cavaliers dropped the NBA Finals 4-1 to a Golden State Warriors team that averaged a staggering 121.6 points per game in the championship round, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue doesn't feel like his team is that far behind The Beast From The Bay. Read More »

Warriors certainly have the makings of a dynasty

Either way, the future of James in Cleveland will once again hang over the game's greatest player. "I have no reason to look back at what I could have done or what I shouldn't have done or what I could have done better for the team ". Read More »

NBA Warriors end charmed season with 2nd title in 3 years

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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 16-1 in the playoffs, their only loss coming in Game Four of the best-of-seven championship. "You can't stop the guy", Durant said. That's when tensions and emotions bubbled over after a heated rebound battle, leading to a face-to-face confrontation between Golden State's David West and Cleveland's Tristan Thompson . Read More »

Rain postpones men's French Open quarters, delays women's

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With only four games on the board, Bacsinszky already had 10 errors to her name, but she would begin to manage the conditions better than Mladenovic to go on a tear of five points for the break, 3-2, and she held with a superb drop shot and a volley victor. Read More »

Why Dustin Johnson will win the US Open, again

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I like the golf course". Whether they actually chose to cut it back due to the rain or whether they caved under the pressure of criticism from the professionals, it's hard to say. But what better way to defend his US Open title than on Sunday, Father's Day. And I've witnessed that on both sides of things. I've played eight or nine rounds of golf [in the past 10 days]. Read More »

NBA Draft Rumors: Josh Jackson cancelled a workout with the Boston Celtics

The Celtics, who own the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft , held a workout with top prospect Markelle Fultz but were planning on working out a number of players before the June 22 draft . In any case, it's a unusual turn of events for any player to turn down a shot to workout for the team selecting No. 1, and let's all enjoy a little Celtics schadenfreude while we can. Read More »

Mladenovic hails home crowd

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Serena Williams was again at Roland Garros to support sister Venus, who continued her smooth passage through the draw with a 6-3 6-1 victory over Elise Mertens. you give me so much strength", added the 24-year-old. And we're in the quarterfinals. "She had so many answers today", said Williams, who also lost to Bacsinszky in the fourth round a year ago. Read More »

Warriors put away Cavs, claim second title in three years

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The party began as soon as Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 at Oracle Arena to clinch their second championship in three years. As unforgettable for the rest of the National Basketball Association was the way the Warriors attacked the season, blending Durant's inside power with Curry and Klay Thompson's outside shooting to create a deadly combination and potentially long-lasting one. Read More »

Gareth Southgate: England need to learn to 'manage the game'

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Djibril Sidibe scored an nearly identical close-range goal on 43 minutes, and Kane added his second from the spot (48) as Raphael Varane saw red for a last-man foul on Dele Alli . Are players taking on Southgate's information? France produced a terrific performance to teach England a painful lesson in passing, movement and imagination - even after going down to 10 men. Read More »

Preds Fall in Game Five, Pledge to Be Better Facing Elimination

Amazingly, Hainsey got into the action, scoring his first goal since the first round. Pekka Rinne got pulled after giving up three goals on nine shots with Juuse Saros faring no better in yielding three on 15 shots. His backhand goes in off Rinne's glove. After the third goal went by him to end the period, his night was over. The catfish have become the unofficial mascot of the series as Nashville fans have taken to throwing it like Detroit Red Wings fans with octopi. Read More »

Who Is Inside Mr Met Costume? Mascot Fired For Giving 'Middle' Finger

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Chase Anderson pitched seven shutout innings and the Brewers benefited - temporarily, anyway - when a bat boy wearing a Milwaukee jersey bumped into Mets infielder Wilmer Flores on a foul popup Thursday in a 2-1 victory over NY. Ask manager Terry Collins about a call that resulted in his first ejection of the season that had different interpretations. Now, if the 23-28 Mets could only show a little more fight on the field! "We are dealing with this matter internally", they ... Read More »

Summerhays leads by three

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He then shot a five-over 77 in the third round to fall back to -9 and end up paired with Fowler on the final day. Dufner lost the lead in 65 minutes, allowed the field to catch up to him, and finished with a 77. The shot that got the most attention was Dufner's 6-iron that he holed on No. 18 for his eagle. He had said his breathing exercises over putting didn't mean he would always have good days, and this was a bad one. Read More »

Video Showing US Open Green Speeds Will Give Average Golfers Nightmares

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McIlroy arrived in Wisconsin last week to begin surveying a course he believes he can thrive on. "I'm really excited for this week", Spieth said. It's not supposed to be easy. "They'll vary the tees and where the pins are; they should have fun setting up the course". The United States Golf Association ( USGA ) told the Golf Channel that cutting the rough was part of a "prescribed plan based on weather" and not down to criticism from players. Read More »

GS Warriors Unanimously Say No To White House Visit

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Back in 2015, the Warriors did pay a visit to a Barack Obama-governed White House after capturing the organization's first title in 40 years. Golden State Warriors players, coaches and owners hold up the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy after Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland , Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. Read More »

Harry Kane to retain England captaincy for France friendly

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The 23-year-old said: "It looked like we're going to win the game and all of a sudden, it looks like we're going to lose". He added: 'It was a special feeling for me. Rooney was not selected by Southgate for this particular worldwide break, and there are questions as to how long before Rooney decides to hang up his England boots for good. Read More »

Kane blames poor defence for loss to France

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In England , the players can look dynamic, even risky, when things are going well. For all of England's shortcomings, France were hugely impressive on Tuesday and punters may see their performance as encouragement to use their free bet to back Les Bleus to go all the way in Russian Federation. Read More »

Shock win - Pakistan through to Champions Trophy final

India let other sides drive themselves into a frenzy in these big matches, and themselves concentrate on maintaining little disciplines. But on arrival in Wales, they found requirements were very different. They wanted me to do something else. After a dramatic loss to India , they won against South Africa courtesy of DLS. Just like any seasoned coach would do, he played the "underdog card" time and again. Read More »

Nadal captures record 10th French Open

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He defeated the Swiss tennis ace 6-2, 6-3 and 6-1. Nadal said when he first won the title in 2005 he would not have imagined he would still be playing in 2017, let alone winning, and said 10 titles had a special ring to it. - Nadal is yet to drop a set at Roland Garros this year. "It's really a joy and a privilege to watch him play this sport". Wawrinka almost scored an early break on Nadal's second service game. Read More »

Spieth expects big swing at 18th hole, literally and figuratively

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On the eve of the US Open , Adam Scott says he's feeling the same pre-tournament vibes that fuelled his breakthrough major victory at the 2013 Masters . But Garcia said that breaking his winless streak doesn't take any pressure off him this week. There's not any rough around the greens, and I think wind is going to have a huge impact on what happens. Read More »

Two spinners must for India in remaining ICC Champions Trophy matches

Virat Kohli is wary of the threat posed by a "dangerous" Bangladesh and insists India are not taking a place in the Champions Trophy final on Sunday for granted. Although the Tigers , as Bangladesh are fondly referred to, were lucky against Australia to nick a point staring in the face of defeat, their brilliant performance against New Zealand was surely no feat of luck. Read More »