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Author: 0 Kevin Durant's Mother Wanda Proves Once Again She's The Real MVP

The Golden State Warriors defeated the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers Monday night (June 12), adding to a classic battle of back-and-forth between the two talented teams . They could outrun teams like the Showtime Lakers and outgun them like Michael Jordan's Bulls - and the Golden State Warriors had a more dominant postseason than either.

Author: 0 Durant stars as Warriors beat Cavaliers in NBA Finals

James had a game-high 41 points and Irving hit tough shots all night but defensive breakdowns by Cleveland led to easy baskets late in the game for the Warriors , igniting a deafening crowd. "They started to go with the pick-and-roll with Steph Curry and Durant , which might be one of the most unstoppable pick-and-rolls in our league", Lue said.

Sport Rossi taken out early in wild race at Texas Motor Speedway
Author: 0 Rossi taken out early in wild race at Texas Motor Speedway

Tony Kanaan , James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin tried to run three-wide into Turn 3 on lap 151. Kanaan's No. 10 NTT Data Honda made slight contact with Hinchcliffe's No. "Honestly, I didn't see it", he said after earning his fourth podium finish at Texas in the past five races. I was trying to get some space with Dixon.

Author: 0 Tributes to Manchester and London terror attack victims at France v England

It seems that at 2-2, after the sending off, they went up a level in terms of what they were able to find and we didn't manage that period of the game well. The clash witnessed the trial of a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) by world governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association and Italian referee Davide Massa used the technology 34 seconds into the second period.

Sport ICC urges tickets re-sale amid fear of India 'no-shows'
Author: 0 ICC urges tickets re-sale amid fear of India 'no-shows'

With three points, Bangladesh will be playing their first ever semi-final in an ICC Champions Trophy . England has won their biggest worldwide title since 1966 by beating Venezuela 1-0 in the under-20 world cup football final. Will the absence of Mohammad Amir be a blow for Pakistan or can debutant Rumman Raess, a fellow left-arm seamer, trouble the England batsmen? Pakistan , batting second as they will in this match, beat England by four wickets in an ODI at Cardiff a ...

Sport Inter needs to look to its youth team, Spalletti says
Author: 0 Inter needs to look to its youth team, Spalletti says

As things stand, Inter Milan still need to raise €30m by the end of the month in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, and the sale of Perisic is meant to give them the money required. While Perisic may not be a worldwide star and there may be complaints of overpaying for him if United meet the £44 million asking price, Mourinho likely sees him as a flawless fit for the side he is building at Old Trafford.

Sport Grand Rapids Griffins win second Calder Cup championship
Author: 0 Grand Rapids Griffins win second Calder Cup championship

One common thought seemed to resonate in every player's head in the Syracuse Crunch dressing room before this past Saturday's game 5 at the Onondaga County War Memorial: Give the fans one more win at home. The Crunch did just that, and they did it in spades. The Crunch took a 3-2 lead into the final period thanks to Gourde's second goal of the night at the 18:10 mark.

Sport CT 2017: Pakistan win toss, ask England to bat
Author: 0 CT 2017: Pakistan win toss, ask England to bat

Pakistan started their inning strongly while chasing down 212-run target set by England as they are playing first semi-final of the Champion Trophy in Cardiff today. The 25-year-old Rumman, originally summoned as an injury replacement for Wahab Riaz after the fast bowler suffered a tournament-ending ankle injury against India, has represented Pakistan in two Twenty20 Internationals to date.

Author: 0 Johnson arrives for US Open after birth of child

Central news conference at host site Erin Hills is Wisconsin on Tuesday, presumably to bookend his first look at the golf course this week. Paulina did give birth to a boy on Monday. Johnson tried to warm up and prepare to play but bowed out as he stood on the tee for his starting time. An appearance in the U.S. Open isn't the only major event happening in Johnson's life this week.

Author: 0 Spanish prosecutor files tax fraud lawsuit against Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid declined to comment and calls to the agency representing Ronaldo , Gestifute , went unanswered. The Portuguese superstar is alleged to have defrauded the Spanish state out of €14.7m (£13m) between 2011 and 2014. There has been no response yet from Ronaldo or his representatives, but one can expect that they will likely release a statement in the coming days.

Sport Rachel Riley quits Friday Night Football after 'hideous abuse' online
Author: 0 Rachel Riley quits Friday Night Football after 'hideous abuse' online

Rachel remarked at the end of the game that it was typical of Spurs for a "bottle job". It's believed that club officials also lodged a complaint on the back of Riley's comments, which subsequently led to her being excluded from the programme the following week, where Chelsea secured the title with a win over West Brom.

Sport Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to win Championship
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to win Championship

After all, lightning doesn't strike the same place twice, and Green already made his mark on the NBA Finals . From the Bay all the way to OKC. On Monday night, before an exultant crowd at Oracle Arena, where gold confetti fluttered from the ceiling at the final buzzer, the Warriors put the last dab of polish on a gilded season by surging to their second championship in three years with a 129-120 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Five of the National Basketball ...

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy : India score 319 runs in 48 overs

Before they plays teams like Sri Lanka and South Africa , the team management would have to sit across the table and work out the best possible combination for the two games against another set of quality oppositions. In the field we were still 6. It's not going to happen overnight. "I thought we all batted really well". Before play, the teams officials and a crowd of 24,156 - a record for an Edgbaston ODI-observed a minute's silence for the victims of Saturday's London terror attack ...

Sport The Pittsburgh Penguins close out another Cup title
Author: 0 The Pittsburgh Penguins close out another Cup title

I can't say enough about that group. It is sacrilegious, I know, but I don't care. "A lot of people thought he shot on the dryer on goal, but actually when he missed the net, he'd hit the dryer and it got blasted by pucks". "He really is the best player in the world", said Couture glowingly. Crosby became the sixth multiple victor of the Conn Smythe Trophy since it was first handed out in 1965 and the third to win it in consecutive seasons, joining Philadelphia's Bernie Parent (1974 and ...

Sport Pakistan win the toss, put England to bat first
Author: 0 Pakistan win the toss, put England to bat first

Sri Lanka started solidly before slumping from 161-3 to 167-7 after 35 overs, unable to cope with left-arm quicks Junaid Khan and Amir. Some of the deliveries by the duo against Sri Lanka were nearly unplayable and a similar performance at the same venue on Wednesday could prove to be ominious for England .

Author: 0 Every Record LeBron James Broke In The NBA Finals

But as we all know, the Spurs just don't give a hoot about ratings or, for that matter, media attention of any kind. Curry and his teammates blazed through the playoffs, finishing the postseason with an impressive 16-1 record, matching the NBA's best mark.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant scores 39 as Golden State Warriors win championship

The Warriors started the game lackluster and trailed at the end of the first quarter. Kevin Durant was criticised by many for joining an already-stacked Golden State Warriors team last July but it is hard to question the move after watching how seamlessly he fit in with the NBA's latest champions .

Sport Penguins' Sidney Crosby wins back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies
Author: 0 Penguins' Sidney Crosby wins back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies

In the previous campaign finals, they defeated San Jose Sharks, while this year they were battling against Nashville Predators , the team which appeared for the first time in history in the finals. And it's the second championship in 18 months for coach Mike Sullivan , who has yet to lose a playoff series since taking over after Mike Johnston was sacked.

Sport Rafael Nadal: Impossible to describe winning feeling of 10th French Open title
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal: Impossible to describe winning feeling of 10th French Open title

Sunday's win is Nadal's 15th career grand slam title to tie him with second-placed Pete Sampras on the all-time men's tennis leader board. It marked a stirring return to the top for Nadal at his preferred event and surface where over his career, he is 79-2 at Roland Garros and 102-2 in all best-of-five-set matches on clay.

Author: 0 Lakers hoping to bring Lonzo Ball in for second workout

This is a longer film that had screeners go out closer to the air date than normal. While we assume that Lonzo meant this in all seriousness considering the Clippers do not have any picks in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft, this answer brought laughter from his dad, the audience, and Kimmel alike.

Sport Cleveland Cavaliers still stinging from Game 3 loss in NBA Finals
Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers still stinging from Game 3 loss in NBA Finals

Kevin Durant never demanded he'd get to take the biggest shot of the NBA Finals. "We witnessed a closing game by Kevin Durant that you can't prepare for", Irving said. Swingman Klay Thompson got a crucial defensive stop on Irving with less than 30 seconds to go that sealed the game for the Warriors . His three-pointer with 45.3 seconds remaining was the go-ahead basket as the Warriors scored the game's final 11 points.

Sport Dodgers' Puig makes obscene gesture at Cleveland fans
Author: 0 Dodgers' Puig makes obscene gesture at Cleveland fans

The Indians are expected to issue an update on Francona's condition before game time. Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger watches his three-run home run off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Boone Logan during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Cleveland.

Author: 0 Slater admits Maroons return is 'certainly rewarding'

Former Queensland front-rower David Shillington has thrown his full support behind a potential Origin return for Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater on the eve of team selections for Origin II at ANZ Stadium . "Corey has played a few games now and he's done very well for Queensland ". "With his size and the way he plays the game he's probably more suited to the forwards, but he's made a fist of it on the wing".

Author: 0 Monaco star Fabinho holds Atletico Madrid talks amid Manchester United links

Starsport understands that the Spain global has told Bernabeu chiefs that he wants to move. According to British publication Sun , Fabinho's wife Rebeca Tavares did send out a huge indication that her better half could well be on his way to Manchester United after the drop-dead gorgeous Brazilian beauty "liked" an Instagram post of a Man Utd fan asking Fabinho to join Jose Mourinho's side.

Sport Roma sign Mexico global Hector Moreno from PSV
Author: 0 Roma sign Mexico global Hector Moreno from PSV

Roma have completed the signing of defender Hector Moreno from PSV Eindhoven for an undisclosed fee. "For my career it is an important step forward". Moreno previously spent four years in Spain, making more than 100 appearances for Espanyol. "Last season Moreno made a total of 32 league appearances for PSV, scoring seven goals".

Author: 0 Penguins home favorites against Predators for Game 5 of Stanley Cup final

Now, Rinne and the Predators, facing elimination for the first time in the playoffs, will have to win at home on Sunday to extend the series. This series, more than anything, has been dictated by the venue. For Game 1 , Pittsburgh is a -165 moneyline favorite against the +145 underdog Predators with a 5.5-goal total. It's not the way the Penguins were playing in the first four games of the series as Nashville negated their speed and controlled the neutral zone.

Sport CONFIRMED: Victor Lindelof To Join Manchester United
Author: 0 CONFIRMED: Victor Lindelof To Join Manchester United

The club announced on Saturday that they have agreed on a fee with Benfica for the Swedish centre-back, subject to a medical examination, global clearance and personal terms. United are ready to sell if clubs meet their £12m valuation of the England global, who has fallen down the pecking order with Victor Lindelof coming in.

Author: 0 New Zealand stand in between England, semis spot

In reply, New Zealand looked on course for a successful run chase when they reached 158-2 after 30 overs but crafty bowling from England saw the pre-tournament favourites bowl their opponents out for 223. The jury was out whether the hosts had enough runs after posting a patchy 310 all out thanks to half-centuries from Joe Root (64), Jos Buttler (61no) and Alex Hales (56).

Sport Simona Halep won's have an easy time getting over this loss
Author: 0 Simona Halep won's have an easy time getting over this loss

Ostapenko's forehand was clocked at 75mph, faster than Andy Murray managed at any point during this French Open , but 23 unforced errors in the first set told their own story. Her ranking is expected to rise to No. 12 after entering the French Open ranked 47th in the world. "That's unbelievable. There are not so many players like that".

Author: 0 Amid comparisons to Jordan, James out to cement own legacy

But none were as impressive as this off-the-backboard alley-oop to himself. James made the claim that he's never been part of a such a squad in his storied career. Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James speaks early Saturday, June 10, 2017 , in Cleveland after the Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 137-116 in Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals .

Author: 0 Kevin Durant wins first NBA Championship with Golden State Warriors

Welts, who stands now as a true rarity, a man prominently employed in professional men's team sports , willing to declare his homosexuality. Did you see that KD commercial?: Nike wasted no time in throwing out a new Kevin Durant commercial after Golden State's championship.

Author: 0 Mr. Met caught giving middle finger to fans, team issues apology

As a Mets fan, I think I speak for generations of Flushing faithful, however, when I confess that I'd rarely felt more rewarded for my lifelong commitment to a constantly derided franchise (one which, I'll remind folks, can claim more World Series titles than the Astros, Mariners , Padres, Angels, Rockies, Rays, Nationals/Expos and Rangers).

Author: 0 Mickey Arthur urges Pakistan to go 'one step further'

Pakistan , chasing a seemingly modest 237 for victory , were on the brink of defeat at 6-137. England form in the tournament has been the best among all teams in the group stages. As for the Pakistani side, they have simply been unpredictable throughout their group stage. Here we go then, Junaid Khan opens the bowling for Pakistan , with Jonny Bairstow facing strike.

Sport French Open 2017: Djokovic considers break from tennis after shock exit
Author: 0 French Open 2017: Djokovic considers break from tennis after shock exit

He has dropped just 20 games in four rounds so far, just one more than he lost at the same stage in 2012, as he attempts to become the first player to win the same Slam 10 times . Ramos-Vinolas looked tired at times in that set and Djokovic clearly had him on the ropes, but the Spaniard didn't go down without a fight. I have obviously played him previous year semis here, played a really good match , played an incredible match against him in Rome.

Sport Manchester City 2017-18 Premier League fixtures released
Author: 0 Manchester City 2017-18 Premier League fixtures released

The other EPL newcomers Huddersfield Town will play their first top-flight game in 45 years at Crystal Palace as Arsenal open at home to Leicester City. The first Manchester derby of the season at Old Trafford is scheduled for December 9, the week after United have travelled to Arsenal, while the first meeting of the campaign between the Red Devils and Liverpool is on October 14.

Author: 0 Ramsey Panenka brings headlines and Arsenal questions

In October, Martin O'Neill's side are at home to bottom-side Moldova on October 6th, before travelling across the Irish Sea to play Wales in Cardiff three days later. "This campaign when we've drawn it's been like a defeat because of what's happened between the Bosnia game and drawing in Austria". Chris Coleman's men were forced to settle for a point in Belgrade despite taking a first-half lead.

Author: 0 Yasiel Puig Flashes Obscene Gesture Toward Hecklers

He was booed for the remainder of the game. "I reacted that way", Puig said through an interpreter. Puig said about four fans in the suite were heckling him before his at-bat. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he didn't see the gesture and asked jokingly, "Are you sure it wasn't No. 1 he was signaling?" All I know is the picture is nearly too ideal to put into words, so just take a look at Puig flipping off the fans at Progressive Field.

Sport Premier League fixtures: Brighton start against Manchester City, holders Chelsea host Burnley
Author: 0 Premier League fixtures: Brighton start against Manchester City, holders Chelsea host Burnley

The first Manchester derby of the season at Old Trafford is scheduled for December 9, the week after United have travelled to Arsenal , while the first meeting of the campaign between the Red Devils and Liverpool is on October 14. Some will draw the short straw and end up with tough away games after European exploits, while some will be thankful for home comforts. They are expected to have an enormous transfer window heading into the 2017-18 Premier League season.

Sport Fernando Alonso Thanks US Media With Indy 500 Photo-Op Everybody Wanted
Author: 0 Fernando Alonso Thanks US Media With Indy 500 Photo-Op Everybody Wanted

An ESPN article pointed out that most Indy fans were expecting the likes of Scott Dixon taking the win, or perhaps, Alexander Rossi doing a repeat. Meanwhile, Alonso , Spain's two-time Formula One world champion driving for McLaren Honda Andretti , had to abandon the race with 21 laps remaining when he blew out his Honda engine during his first-ever appearance at the Indy 500.

Author: 0 Banks penalty gives Highlanders win over Lions

It was Murray's ability to keep the Crusaders pinned back with his box kicks from the base of the ruck which most impressed. "And in the end that told, I think". This week's episode of The Hard Yards sees Stephen Ferris, Kev McLaughlin, Kiwi rugby writer Hamish Bidwell, Ladbrokes' Andy Wildig and host Andy McGeady discussing the underwhelming start to the Lions Tour and New Zealand's relationship with prodigal son Warren Gatland .

Author: 0 Hamilton's reign continues at Canadian GP

Starting from pole, Hamilton dominated with a lights-to-flag victory around the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. " So to repeat it again 10 years later is incredibly special ". On lap 11, Verstappen's Red Bull died at the side of the track, ending his day and leaving Hamilton and Bottas alone in front. Overtaking Ricciardo was however asking for too much and the Australian finished third.

Sport Breakthrough win for Blaney a vintage NASCAR victory
Author: 0 Breakthrough win for Blaney a vintage NASCAR victory

Wood Brothers Racing won at least one Cup Series race in each of the last six decades. Sunday's win marks the 99th victory for the storied Wood Brothers Racing Team. The fourteen races including Sunday's race at Pocono has produced ten different winners including including first-time winners Blaney, Austin Dillion and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Sport Manchester United FC reach agreement to sign Benfica defender Victor Lindelof
Author: 0 Manchester United FC reach agreement to sign Benfica defender Victor Lindelof

When one piece of footage of Lindelöf, on global duty for Sweden , started doing the rounds on social media, it didn't take long before some United fans were poking fun at the pair. Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we'll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe.

Author: 0 'Real Madrid to decide future of striker Alvaro Morata'

Real Madrid and Manchester United will play this summer the European Supercup on the 8th of August. Speaking afterwards, Morata says he hopes to play alongside James once more in 2017-18 and suggested that he would like them both to stay with the European champions.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant sends love to Rihanna after Warriors win title

Durant , the MVP of the Finals, had 39 points, and Curry added 34 for the Warriors, who captured the best-of-seven series 4-1 against the defending champions. They weren't so Golden in their lone blemish, a Game 4 loss when they played some of the poorest defense in Finals history to spoil a flawless postseason.

Author: 0 Nadal out of Queen's to rest for Wimbledon

Nadal, 31 , becomes the first man in history to win the same major 10 times. "Wawrinka is a very risky opponent, so my mentality was that I can not give him the chance to be back on the match", he added. "That's the reality", said Nadal. "It's been a good start to the season and obviously Rafa is in a great position right now to finish world number one", he told ATPWorldTour.com.

Author: 0 Lindelof will star at Manchester United, says Larsson

United conceded just 29 goals last season, good for second-fewest in the Premier League , but Mourinho has always prided himself on having an impenetrable defense. Wilkins though feels that Manchester United should have looked closer to home and snapped up Michael Keane from Burnley, arguing that Lindelof has done nothing in the game to warrant his transfer fee.

Author: 0 LeBron James reflects on the Cleveland Cavaliers' season

While it was a huge win for the Warriors - it's the franchise's fifth championship win and second since 1975 - it was arguably an even more meaningful win for Nike athlete and Finals MVP Kevin Durant . "We try to talk our young people out of being bullies". LeBron is now third in all-time Finals scoring . Or has already mastered the game in the modern media of saying whatever is necessary to draw attention to yourself.

Author: 0 40-pound catfish to be released following Penguins parade

It turned out to be a shrewd move. And there's nothing that says the Golden Knights wouldn't also use the 32-year-old goalie as trade ammunition if they were to land his rights through the expansion draft, which will unfold for a TV audience after the fact on June 21.

Author: 0 Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko crowned champion

She trailed by a set and 3-0 but launched a memorable comeback with a remarkable display of fearless shotmaking. I was 3-0 down [in the second set] but I was fighting for every point. "I want to congratulate Jelena". Halep has had issues before with being too self-critical and coming down hard on herself, particularly during matches.

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