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The NBA Finals: The Rematch, Game 5

But there were really two MVPs. In history it's happened three times: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson with the Lakers; and Julius Erving and Moses Malone with Philadelphia. It makes the latest crown much different than the 2015 title, the first in 40 years for the club and in the careers of most of the players. But it turns out Durant did have something to say about the Grammy-winning superstar, who is an unabashed fan of LeBron James and during Game 1 of the NBA Finals yelled ... Read More »

Routine pays off for Berger at St Jude

The 24-year-old is the fourth back-to-back victor at St. Jude and the first since David Toms did it in 2003 and '04. Berger successfully defended his title after firing a bogey-free four-under 66 in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday. Champions : Brandt Jobe won the PGA Tour Champions event by one shot, finishing at 14-under 202 for his first victory in 19 years. South African Charl Schwartzel and Whee Kim of South Korea were a shot behind. Read More »

Dodgers home again dooms Indians


Los Angeles has won a season-high six consecutive games and the accomplished the feat on the 91st birthday of legendary Dodger pitcher Don Newcombe. In his 13 starts this year, Kershaw is 8-2 with a National League-leading 2.20 ERA. Hill had a brief 5-inning outing in his last start. Mitch Moreland hit one homer and barely missed another in the 12th with a long single off the Green Monster, allowing Bogaerts to advance to third and set up Benintendi's first career walk-off hit. Read More »

Florida State alumnus Brooks Koepka wins US Open

After parring the 18th hole, Koepka walked off the green like a man leaving the grocery store with supplies for a barbecue. Harman, who was playing in the final group just behind Koepka, had lost all his energy as he approached the 18th hole, where a par would have given him sole possession of second place. Read More »

Golden State Warriors Dominate to Become 2017 Champions

The down-on-its-luck city that always seems to take a back seat to San Francisco will get a rare chance to sit back and celebrate itself Thursday in a parade and rally for the hometown Golden State Warriors and their second National Basketball Association championship in three years. Read More »

W2W4: Best bets for second half of US Open

Masters champion Sergio Garcia is lurking for consecutive majors at 3-under after going round in 71. And if that's not enough of a traffic jam at the top, 18 players are separated by three shots to start the third round. Brian Harman (-7) - Through 36 holes, Harman has just one bogey. "It was a good bogey though", joked Fleetwood , who regained his composure to hit a superb pitch from well below the putting surface. Read More »

Black bear kills 16-year-old boy during race in Alaska


Anchorage television station KTUU reports that the teenager, whose identify has not been released, was a participant in the juniors division of the Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb race between Anchorage and Girdwood. But the searchers, including runners that were part of the race, couldn't get closer. They returned - weaponless - to the trail. One of the runners said he saw a bear circling the teen somewhere off the beaten path. Read More »

Zaman, Amir rip India to win maiden Champions Trophy title for Pakistan


Pakistan gained four points to move to 95 points as their wins over higher-ranked opponents in the tournament included the one in the final against India and an eight-wicket semi-final victory over England. "So everyone is aware of the talent they have in their team". India captain Virat Kohli says Fakhar Zaman s cavalier approach was hard to counter as 80 percent of his " high risk shots" came off well during the Champions Trophy final against Paksitan, here today. Read More »

Golden State Warriors: This is just the beginning


Durant was named the Finals MVP, and it was well deserved. The Warriors are also headed to San Francisco, where they broke ground this year on a new arena slated to open in 2019. Kerr still found time to crack a joke on the stage afterward: "Well, we had very little talent, actually, it was mostly coaching". They've made three straight NBA Finals, winning in 2016. Read More »

Vegas Holds All The Cards With NHL Expansion Draft List Out

Immediate questions arose and the mainstream media was quick to assume that not all was as meets the eye. The deals the Golden Knights make are expected to be announced at the draft Wednesday night. Is the price that steep? Canes general manager Ron Francis said Friday that he has had conversations with McPhee, although noting, "Probably not as much as other teams have had". Read More »

MMA: Holm says McGregor can cause Mayweather problems

When Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor head to Las Vegas for their much-anticipated boxing pay-per-view bout on August 26 , the expectations for a circus atmosphere and straight cash for the participants will be large. I don't think it damages the brand or Conor McGregor at all, I think it actually elevates Conor McGregor . Despite the mismatch, one of the biggest reasons this fight has felt inevitable is because of the money . Read More »

India, Pakistan players share light moment after ICC Champions Trophy final

India remained at number three in the ICC ODI team rankings following their loss in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Oval while Pakistan jumped two places to sixth after their title triumph. Pakistan have so often been the almost men of the Champions Trophy with three previous semi-final exits in eight appearances. India, on the other hand, who played to their potential throughout the tournament, were struggling against the disciplined Pakistani batting lineup and failed to ... Read More »

Lincoln Islamic group offer thoughts and prayers for Finsbury Park attack victims

Eight people were taken to hospital and two were treated at the scene. The Metropolitan Police has confirmed that its counter terrorism unit is investigating the incident, in which at least one person was killed. Injured: Police said eight of the injured were hospitalized; the other two had minor injuries and were treated at the scene. In this spirit of solidarity and defiance, the local tube at Finsbury Park has posted this message which reads: "Tough times don't last, tough people ... Read More »

India v Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final set to pull

But the unlikely figure of Fakhar gave Pakistan hope after overcoming the shakiest of starts to smash a thrilling, if agricultural, hundred to follow up his two half centuries in his first three one-day internationals in this tournament. Despite the heavy loss, Kohli had a smile on his face. They were more intense and more passionate. "Very special to take the final wicket to take the last wicket that won us the tournament, very special for me and I will definitely remember that", he said. Read More »

Embiid, Sixers trusting they can land Fultz in draft


Trading the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to the Philadelphia 76ers for the No. 3 and future firsts was a gutsy (to say the absolute least) move by Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge , especially given the potential talent at the top of the draft in Markelle Fultz . Read More »

Pakistan deserved to win Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli


Amir, whose career was almost ended on the other side of London's River Thames by a ban and jail sentence for his involvement in a spot-fixing scan during a 2010 Test at Lord's, made a brilliant comeback after a back spasm forced him out of the semi-final victory over England. Read More »

Kohli praises Yuvraj for 'game-changing' innings


The right-hander came out to bat at number 5 after the dismissal of Yuvraj Singh , who hit a superb 32-ball 53. Yuvraj Singh replaced Sharma on the crease and he did what he does best. Arthur suggested too many Pakistan players had suffered "stage fright" against India in front of a capacity crowd of more than 24,000. We come here to play the sport. Read More »

India captain Virat Kohli: Pakistan completely outplayed us in Champions Trophy final


They came into the final against India at the Oval as the outsiders and when India won the toss and made a decision to chase it was felt like Pakistan would need to post close to 350 to just have a chance. Lose to India by 124 runs- Pakistan are completely outplayed in what coach Mickey Arthur calls a "shambolic" display as India pile up 319 for three before dismissing their old foes for just 164 in a rain-marred match. Read More »

Indian Cricket Fans Cried And Broke Their TV Sets Last Night


Fakhar, who scored his maiden ODI century in style with a four off the 31st over, was awarded Player of the Match . The total was boosted by a late cameo from Mohammad Hafeez , who smashed 57 from just 37 balls. It was fitting that Hasan Ali - the tournament's most prolific bowler - should take the final wicket. Amir trapped Rohit Sharma lbw from the third ball, before captain Virat Kohli was dropped and then dismissed in successive balls. Read More »

Huw Jenkins: 'Swansea City want to sign Tammy Abraham'


Abraham, 19, impressed during his season-long loan move with Championship side Bristol City last term after scoring 26 goals in all competitions. Swans chairman Huw Jenkins confirmed his club's interest in Abraham, but he admitted that the aforementioned arrivals from the Championship would also be keen to bring in the prolific forward. Read More »

Fantastic Fakhar hits maiden ton as Pakistan post huge target


But the toss is out of our control. The last instance of Pakistan openers adding more than 100 for the first wicket in two consecutive matches was in 2003. Fakhar hit 12 fours and three sixes before skying a catch off Hardik Pandya but Pakistan , who upset hosts England in the semifinals, had the flawless platform to make the highest total in a Champions Trophy final. Read More »

Real Madrid put £157.5m Price tag for Wantaway Cristiano Ronaldo


Ronaldo, 32, is said to be miffed over claims by authorities that he defrauded the Spanish taxman of €14.7million during his time at the capital, an allegation he has refuted. I hope so. It would be very bad business to sell him. "It doesn't matter what your name is or the league you play in: we're all in this together and we're all fighting for the same objective". Read More »

Ronaldo Hints At Returning To Manchester United


The red-top makes it sound like Cristiano is desperate to return to Old Trafford with their headline: Get me back to United - Ronaldo in plea to agent. The 32-year-old wants to leave Real and has already informed his decision to his current employers. "Not because they can't pay the money but because they need to offer him the possibility of winning titles and personal awards". Read More »