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Takeaways from Cavaliers vs. Warriors NBA Finals Game 5

By contrast, NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant , who joined the Warriors last July, has a supporting cast that won a record-setting 73 regular season games last season. "I have no reason to put my head down", LeBron said. But Durant was quick to congratulate last year's champions. Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love fouls Golden State Warriors' Zaza Pachulia on a rebound in the first quarter. Read More »

Transfer Focus: Mourinho looking for cut-rate Morata deal

Morata had been tipped for a move to Old Trafford since any deal to sign Antoine Griezmann became unlikely following Fifa's decision to uphold Atletico Madrid's transfer fan. The Red Devils have seemingly turned their attention to the Spanish global after missing out on Antonie Griezmann and Sky Sports News reported last week that United had seen their opening £52.4m offer rejected by Madrid. Read More »

Marty Banks reveals he played against Lions with broken ribs


British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland on whether the scrum had cost the Lions the match: "It has". "Whilst the Lions is a dance that is happening in the background and we're watching that with interest of course, the responsibility to the jersey and those who have been before us means that we go out and take this test match seriously and respect Samoan rugby for what it is", Hansen told reporters. Read More »

Which Lions impressed in their narrow loss to the Highlanders?

The loss against a Highlanders side missing seven players on worldwide duty was a disappointment for Warren Gatland's men, who were looking to build momentum after beating the Canterbury Crusaders on Saturday. Highlanders replacement first five Marty Banks got the Highlanders back in front with six minutes left on the clock through a penalty 30m out from the goal posts. Read More »

CT 2017: Pakistan bowlers restrict England to 211

Pakistan won the match by 8 wickets with 77 balls remaining. Pakistan then held their nerve in a three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Monday - a virtual quarter-final for both sides. Mohammad Hafeez (R) and Babar Azam walks back to the pavilion after Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final cricket match between England and Pakistan . Read More »

Murray is out to make amends for past misery in US Open

Murray, a 2016 finalist, will next face 2015 victor Stan Wawrinka , who won his eighth straight against Marin Cilic , 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. Nadal , Thiem and Wawrinka are yet to drop a set this tournament while Murray has lost three, and their build-ups were rather different too. Read More »

Chelsea outcast Diego Costa keen to join Atletico Madrid

Here are five possible destinations for the Spanish striker. However, there was concern over his focus after speculation linked him heavily with a move to the Chinese Super League in January, with Cross reporting Tianjin Quanjian were interested in a £76 million move. Read More »

McGregor and Mayweather fight confirmed


How much will the PPV cost? "Everybody is happy with this deal", he said. As part of that deal with MGM Resorts International - the parent company of T-Mobile Arena - any Mayweather-McGregor fight could not take place within three weeks of Alvarez-Golovkin, and August 26 is exactly three weeks before September 16. Read More »

Upul Tharanga suspended for two matches after four-hour innings


You can listen to EVERY match from the Champions Trophy LIVE on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 with additional programmes throughout the tournament. South Africa may have lost their one-day global series to England prior to the ICC Champions Trophy but AB de Villiers insists there are still reasons to be confident ahead of their tournament opener against Sri Lanka . Read More »

Jerry West to leave Golden State Warriors for Clippers

The Clippers will become the fourth team with which West has been affiliated since the Lakers drafted him out of West Virginia University in 1960. "I feel really competitive". When Golden State won the National Basketball Association championship on Monday night, West already knew he would be leaving and gave parting words to Draymond Green and Kevin Durant amidst the chaos of the team's celebration. Read More »

England set 212-run target for Pakistan

Before the semi-finals Ali had already bagged seven wickets but against England he displayed an exceptional bowling performance. He was caught by Babar Azam off Rumman Raees' ball. Nevertheless, the score initially looked like a defendable one on a worn and tricky pitch, especially with Pakistan having struggled with the bat recently and faltering with previous run chases. Read More »

Nike Quiets Kevin Durant Critics With 'Debate This' Ad

Monday night's win, which gave Golden State their second National Basketball Association title in the past three seasons, capped a near-perfect run through this year's playoffs and avenged last year's loss to LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers . Read More »

Champions Trophy: Best OPPO moments from England-Australia match

Everyone was giving Stokes rave reviews after his third one-day global hundred continued his upward curve. Local media would even have you believe England's courageous playing style, which is pushed heavily by Morgan, has been highly influenced by the way fearless New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum turned the Kiwis around. Read More »

Kevin Durant And His Mom

While it's true that Kevin Love had a great season with the Cavaliers , it is not very likely that they can beat this awesome Warriors team with him. "I want to say a special "thank you" to (assistant) Mike Brown for keeping this ship sailing smoothly while I was out". If you give all your effort and all the fight and all the heart you got, it doesn't necessarily mean you're going to win. Read More »

Stephen Curry Says He 'Probably' Wouldn't Visit Donald Trump at White House

There was a report that the Warriors had decided as a team not to attend, however members of the team quickly said that report wasn't true. Championship sports teams often visit the White House. "And that'll be a process, but as I said, we'll have to get the invitation first". I mean, it may be different. That's a realistic thing to say though, right? "That's not going to happen, we're having too much fun for that". Read More »

Comey Testimony: What Went Wrong for Trump's Political Opponents?

On one subject, Comey confirmed that the president is being truthful: Comey did tell him three times that he was not personally under investigation. He said he would be happy to speak to special counsel Robert Mueller , who is investigating allegations that Russian Federation interfered with the election and colluded with Trump's campaign. Read More »

Kevin Durant claims hard work, not overall talent, brought Warriors title


On the court , Stephen Curry added 34 points, 10 assists and six rebounds as Golden State closed out its second title in three years after squandering a 3-1 lead a year ago to the Cavs to miss a repeat. Coming into the game, the Cavaliers had seized the momentum by finally winning in Game 4 at home. "I'm not the GM of the team; I'm not in the front office, but I know our front office is going to continue to try to put our ball club, put our franchise in a position where we can ... Read More »

Yankees: Are you ready for the Yanks Go Yard Aaron Judge quiz?


The season series is split at five games apiece and the home team is 7-3. Still, the rookie sensation with the shirt referencing a character from the movie " The Sandlot " didn't sound too impressed. "We have Matt Holliday behind me, then ( Starlin) Castro , we've got a good lineup". CLEVELAND - David Holmberg allowed two runs in five innings for his first win in two years and Chicago defeated Cleveland. Read More »

Durant, Warriors help ABS-CBN win ratings battle for Tuesday


But it took a team effort for the Warriors to overcome a determined Cavaliers' squad, including contributions from 33-year-old veteran Andre Iguodala and 21-year-old Patrick McCaw. James remained the ultimate teammate as he bared that what bothered him most with the loss is not giving his new teammates, like Kyle Korver, Deron Williams and Derrick Williams, the same championship feeling they had last season. Read More »

Walters confident Milford will rise to Origin challenge

Making his first appearance for NSW since 2014, Hayne picked up nearly right where he left off with an impressive display. The tables turned on Queensland yesterday when New South Wales took the field at Suncorp Stadium, in front of over 50,000 onlookers in State of Origin's Game 1. Read More »

'England failed to adapt to Cardiff conditions in Champions Trophy'

They are a strong side and they would ike to produce their best. England selectors look like they've bitten the bullet with the form of Jason Roy as he is expected to be dropped for the semi-final clash in favor of Jonny Bairstow . Junaid Khan finished with 2-42 and Rumman Raees with 2-44. But the South African, who denied using "mind games", was well aware of Bairstow's quality, having seen him score an unbeaten 61 on his Headingley home ground in a four-wicket ODI victory against ... Read More »

Curry and Durant want Warriors stay

After winning the first National Basketball Association championship of his career, the Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant had eyes for only one person amid the mass of players, coaches and reporters swarming the court - his mom, Wanda. Read More »

Kevin Durant sends a message to Rihanna following the Warriors' big win

He had an average of 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 5.4 rebounds. The Cavaliers were not going to win this series. LeBron spoke about many things in that 2014 essay . Because they're built for - from my eyes, they're built to last a few years. "It was unbelievable. The energy in this building from the time we stepped foot on the floor was on 12 out of 10". Read More »

'Kiki' Kristina Mladenovic taking it to another level against Garbine Muguruza

The second-seeded Pliskova hit 34 winners as she raced to a 7-5, 6-1 victory in 70 minutes. "It's part of the sport , it's incredible to play on such a great stage", she said. Kuznetsova will meet the victor of No. 11 Caroline Wozniacki and American teen CiCi Bellis. France's Kristina Mladenovic reacts during her second round match against Italy's Sara Errani . Read More »