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Taylor Swift's music returns to streaming sites

The news was shared via Instagram as a "thank you" to fans for helping her 2014 album 1989 sell over 10 million copies. The album was exclusively streamable on Apple Music , after the platform chose to pay artists royalties during its free three-month trial. Read More »

Cavaliers' star LeBron James embraces the bald look

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Did LeBron James know he'd start one of the dumbest offseason arguments in recent memory when he told the media he didn't believe had played for a "superteam" ? Despite losing the series on Monday, James has still been to seven straight NBA Finals at this point, and he's favored to make it eight next season. Read More »

Ronaldo makes big statement after winning his 4th Champions League titles

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The victory was Real's 12th in European Cup/Champions League history and was also the third time the Spanish champions have lifted the trophy in the last four years. Ronaldo's effort was eclipsed seven minutes later by one of the all-time great final goals. With another volley Gonzalo Higuain knocked it to Croatia striker Mandzukic , who took a touch on his chest and, with his back to goal, struck a stunning bicycle kick that looped over Real keeper Keylor Navas . Read More »

LeBron James and Draymond Green continue the great National Basketball Association T-shirt war

LeBron James shaved his head, and he posted video of it on Instagram . Frye mentioned the "gentleman banter, back and forth" between James and Green, to which James said , "Oh, for sure, it's all good". It also had a drawing of the Larry O'Brien trophy. Last week during an episode of First Take, Jalen Rose suggested that LeBron will not finish his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers - a take that earned him boos from the audience. Read More »

Amazon Will Buy Whole Foods In $13.7 Billion Deal

In this case, both Whole Foods and Amazon shares rose Friday after the $13.7 billion deal's announcement. As Recode smartly pointed out, the deal won't just give Amazon control of a major grocery chain, it will also give the ecommerce giant access to " more than 400 stores to use as delivery hubs ". Read More »

Kyrie Irving on LeBron James' performance in the Finals: "He's freaking awesome"

The four-headed monster of Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson , Kevin Durant and Draymond Green set out on a mission to avenge the previous year's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers led by Lebron James , Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love . "And at the end of the day, no matter what anybody says from now on, they can never take away from you being a champion ". "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 ... Read More »

Andy Murray Beats Juan Martin Del Potro In French Open

In a titanic first set, Del Potro wasted 4 set points then saved two before Murray pounced when the Argentine star narrowly miscued. And all in front of a Court Philippe Chatrier crowd who backed the popular Argentinian like he was representing them in the Davis Cup. Read More »

Stephen Curry to pass on White House celebration visit

The other L.A. -based team would be the Clippers. According to ESPN's The Undefeated , while the team is all about "celebrating our championship", the Dubs "will make those decisions when and if necessary". LeBron James said he had never been a part of a "super team" and we all laughed. Owner Joe Lacob will be pulling out his pocketbook to potentially give Curry a $200 million deal. Read More »

Don't think we need to change anything for final: Kohli

However this is hardly the first PakIndia match that has caused tensions to rise and tempers to flare. As they have done many times before, however, Pakistan suddenly found their form with wins over top-ranked South Africa and Sri Lanka before delivering an outstanding all-round display to stun previously unbeaten hosts England in the semi-finals. Read More »

Bob Myers told great Klay Thompson story at Warriors championship parade

Residents of Oakland, which recently learned it's losing one of its other beloved teams, the Raiders, to Las Vegas, are still reeling from a police scandal and mourning a deadly warehouse fire. Most of the team's players have not publicly commented on whether or not they will make the trip because they just won their second National Basketball Association title in the last three years, and probably want to enjoy it for a while. Read More »

Warriors celebrate National Basketball Association title with street parade

If true, this would mark an unprecedented political decision from a sports entity. "He's had an incredible career, but he just took it to the next level", coach Steve Kerr said. Green wore a t-shirt at Thursday's championship parade and rally in Oakland, California that read, "Quickie", with the "Q" styled to mimic the Cavaliers arena, which is referred to as The Q. Read More »

Coli bacteria found in drinking water at US Open

Open . At Erin Hills , Day , now ranked No. 3 in the world, stands to miss the weekend rounds after going 7-over, a score compounded by triple bogeys on Nos. "Not your typical U.S. Open setup, but I'm a big fan", McIlroy said. Of course, there is still plenty of golf left, and drama on the way. But that's golf, and Hadwin is much better equipped to handle the ups and downs of the game now than he used to be. Read More »

French Open day eight snapshot

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic remains on course to face Nadal in the semi-finals after outclassing claycourt specialist Alberto Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (5) 6-1 6-3. But any fears he might have had were unfounded. That settled Djokovic, who cruised through the second set and by the third was back in control. Djokovic has now reached the quarter-final of the ongoing French Open where he will play Dominic Thiem on Tuesday. Read More »

Fowler leads US Open after one round

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They were three shots clear of anyone else. Playing partner Jason Day was also six over and 13 shots off the lead held by American Rickie Fowler , who was among the later starters. "You don't often see that in a U.S. Open", Hadwin said. It has learned to accept that in pristine scoring conditions — mainly, soft conditions — low scores don't distract from the tournament. Read More »

'Young boy' Cristiano Ronaldo still hungry for glory

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Three trophies: League Cup, Community Shield and Europa League. I'd promised that, if we won the Champions League and I scored a goal, I'd do it. "First season, three trophies". They showed their class and the attitude needed to play in this kind of game". Cristiano Ronaldo just seems to get better and better. "The two goals in quick succession hurt us and we were not able to react", Allegri said. Read More »

Complaining US Open golfer can play Erin Hills after all

In 13 previous U.S. Open starts, he has just one top 10, a T-10 in 2007, and has failed to make the weekend six times, including past year at Oakmont. Open. "It is always cool to be part of some sort of history in golf", Fowler said. "I'm ready to be up there (in the final round on Sunday)", Fowler said. Read More »

State's unemployment rate ticks up, but more jobs added

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Unemployment in Tennessee dropped from April's revised rate of 4.7 percent to a May rate of 4.0 percent, a drop called remarkable by Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips. The state's labor force participation rate has risen 1.7 percent in a year, and now stands at 66.7 percent, which, according to state Labor Secretary Ronald Walker, is the highest rate since October 2008. Read More »

US Open day two

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Rory McIlroy and Jason Day are trying to make up ground at the U.S. Open - not on the leader, but on the cut line. Erin Hills played like a pushover for a U.S. "I was upset with the score I had made, but it did not have any effect on my attitude or how I was going to then approach the rest of the round or the next shot". Read More »

Greens at Erin Hills starting to firm up

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Open missed cut and a third in the six years since he won decisively at Congressional in 2011. "The safety and security of our guests is of paramount importance to the USGA", association spokesman Jeff Altstadter said in the statement. duo Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman on seven under par. The top-60 players and ties progress to the weekend at the US Open, and the projected one-over cut ruled out Scott (72, 75) at three-over-par, Day (79, 75) and Nick Flanagan (75, 79) at 10-over par ... Read More »

Casey has rough 14 hole, falls down leaderboard

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And they had plenty of company in red numbers, so much that Erin Hills set a U.S. Open record for the first round by yielding 44 sub-par rounds, breaking by five the record set in 1990 at Medinah. McIlroy worked with his coach Michael Bannon on making a smoother transition from the top of his backswing and although he was three over par after 12 holes, birdies on the fourth, fifth, seventh and ninth ended the week on a high. Read More »

Rickie Fowler's record-tying round highlights round one of the US Open

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Playing the back nine first, Casey quickly joined American overnight leader Rickie Fowler at the top of the leaderboard at seven-under with an early birdie at the 11th. It has learned to accept that in pristine scoring conditions — mainly, soft conditions — low scores don't distract from the tournament. McIlroy was never in the short grass from the 11th hole to the end on Thursday when he opened with a career-worst 78, and he didn't do almost enough in the second round until it was far too ... Read More »

After Winning Title, Kevin Durant Says His Old HS Girlfriend Contacted Him

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant celebrates with teammate Stephen Curry and Curry's daughter Riley. "These guys are so gifted and committed to each other and so unselfish", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. Fans arrived hours before the start of the Thursday parade to get a prime spot along the route. Could they keep their momentum going after winning Game 3? How many times could he go to the playoffs and run into the buzz saw in the West that is the Golden State Warriors? One ... Read More »