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Sport Takkarist McKinley predicted Warriors would win NBA Finals in 5 games
Author: 0 Takkarist McKinley predicted Warriors would win NBA Finals in 5 games

Rudy Gobert, one of the three nominees for this year's Defensive Player of the Year award, was a load for the Warriors to handle inside, especially when they opted to play small lineups. I get the idea that some people think an athlete should stay in the town he started and win there, but why not jump to a great team? "Guys like Steph Curry welcoming him and kind of let him shine, it worked out like it should".

Sport Michael Floyd reportedly tests positive for alcohol
Author: 0 Michael Floyd reportedly tests positive for alcohol

Per TMZ , if the court rules that Floyd violated the terms of his house arrest, he could be subjected to additional jail time. He's due back in court on June 26 in Arizona to "explain" the failed tests. The Minnesota Vikings were willing to offer Michael Floyd another chance in the National Football League, signing him before the start of organized team activities last month.

Author: 0 Pakistan reached ICC Champions Trophy final via 'fixing', alleges Aamer Sohail

The former Pakistan captain asserted that the way the team made a comeback after the defeat in the opening match has given him hope that they will be able to overcome the poor record against India in ICC tournaments and win the title. Pakistan booked their place in the Champions Trophy final with a crushing eight-wicket win over England in Cardiff on Wednesday. Both Morgan and the head coach, Trevor Bayliss, led a team meeting after the defeat where they looked to reinforce the progress ...

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors Reportedly To Skip White House Visit

After hearing reports of a possible White House snub, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tweeted , "The @ warriors' leadership is inspiring". The Golden State Warriors captured their second National Basketball Association championship in three years last night, preventing LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers from winning back-to-back titles.

Author: 0 And now, 29 teams will start chasing the champion Warriors

The Warriors are also headed to San Francisco, where they broke ground this year on a new arena slated to open in 2019. "It just shows Oakland is its own entity and Oakland has always been its own force. He dramatically drove and dunked on Cleveland's defense, knocked down big 3-pointers and blocked shots while handling the load of defending King James .

Sport Courtois contract talks 'stall' due to wage demands
Author: 0 Courtois contract talks 'stall' due to wage demands

Either he or Manchester United's David De Gea were almost a guarantee to be in between the posts at the Bernabeu next season. The Times claimed yesterday that Courtois' talks with Chelsea had stalled. He has been one of the keepers on Real Madrid's wish-list since he spent three seasons on loan from Chelsea at rivals Atletico from 2011 to 2014.

Sport Rafael Nadal Wins Record 10th French Open Title
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal Wins Record 10th French Open Title

He becomes the first man or woman in the Open Era, which began in 1968, to win 10 titles at a Grand Slam. As well as bringing the Spaniard " La Decima " - his 10th triumph in Paris - it was also Nadal's 15th grand slam overall, putting him outright second on the all-time list behind rival Roger Federer , who has 18.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo charged with tax fraud

Ronaldo becomes the latest high-profile footballer to run afoul of Spain's tax man. Madrid's regional state prosecutor, via a statement, has recently accused Cristiano Ronaldo of Tax fraud of £14.7m. "In conclusion: the declared amount can be discussed, but it is clear that the football player did not try to evade taxes". The Portuguese player has always said he's very calm about these accusations because he has always paid his taxes in Spain.

Author: 0 Mike Sullivan says Matt Murray will start for Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) takes a shot as Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59), of Switzerland, defends during the third period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday, June 5, 2017, .

Author: 0 Manchester United increase Morata offer

Alejandro Moreno believes neither Alvaro Morata nor James Rodriguez will be at Real Madrid next season. How would Manchester United look if they signed Alvaro Morata? But while they have leapfrogged Milan and already agreed terms with Morata, United's offer of €70m may not satisfy Madrid, who are demanding €90m, reports Marca .

Author: 0 President Pence hires own lawyer for Russian Federation probes

Former FBI Director James Comey, who testified under oath before Congress last week, indicated that on multiple occasions he told Trump that he personally not under investigation during the Russian Federation probe. The Washington Post reported Thursday that Jared Kushner's business dealings were also being scrutinized by Mueller's team. The "smoking gun" that did in President Nixon, in the end, was a tape that revealed he ordered his chief of staff to get the Central Intelligence ...

Author: 0 Xbox One X Answers PlayStation 4 Pro, But So What?

The fact that Microsoft isn't making any money on the Xbox One X, despite the $500 price tag , isn't surprising considering the impressive hardware contained inside the little black box. "The money-making part is in selling games", said the Xbox boss. Even with the large initial sales of the Nintendo Switch, that likely isn't enough to cover the research and development that went into creating the new console.

Author: 0 Warriors say no decision made on White House visit

Stephen Curry is the back-to-back reigning MVP, the best shooter of all-time who has rounded out his game to unexpected levels. The victory also served as a validation for the city of Oakland itself, which will lose both the Warriors and the Oakland Raiders football team in the next few years.

Author: 0 Moreland, Ramirez, Benintendi homer as Red Sox top Yanks 5-4

Pitching with his hardest fastball since 2012, averaging more than 92 miles per hour this season, Sabathia submitted a vintage performance against a Red Sox lineup that was stacked with right-handed batters. It's become increasingly clear that the 2017 New York Yankees are for real. Sabathia won his fifth straight start by allowing five hits in eight innings, leading the New York Yankees to an 8-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox .

Author: 0 Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate Stanley Cup win

He got emotional when talking about getting his shirt signed by star captain Sidney Crosby . Adding the 2017 championship, this made him the first goalie ever to win two Stanley Cups while technically still a rookie. He, Phil Kessel and Letang are all under contract through 2022. Fleury will nearly certainly play elsewhere next season and defenseman Justin Schultz is a restricted free agent but may have played himself into a contract too rich for the Penguins to match.

Sport England bowled out for 211 by Pakistan in first semis
Author: 0 England bowled out for 211 by Pakistan in first semis

While Waqar is happy with the current combination of batsmen, he believes the batting order should be altered to see captain Sarfraz Ahmed and veteran Shoaib Malik shoulder greater responsibility. India thrashed Pakistan by 124 runs in the teams' Champions Trophy tournament opener at Edgbaston on June 4. Midway through the England innings, the game was delicately poised.

Sport Warriors, Cavaliers working on fourth finals in a row
Author: 0 Warriors, Cavaliers working on fourth finals in a row

For a handful of team that are close to the top, such as Houston or San Antonio, teams with elite players in their prime, they need to be thinking about winning right now. "It's a special team, a special group", Durant said on Wednesday. "So we will see, but I will get away from the game a little bit". "So, I'll have that mindset, KD's going to have that mindset".

Author: 0 Simona Halep defeats Karolina Pliskova in French Open semifinals

Up 4-2, the Czech saved three break points and won it 6-3 to take the match to a decider. Pliskova would replace Angelique Kerber atop the rankings by making it to Saturday's final in Paris . Halep said: "I feel that she played unbelievable tennis in the first set and until the end of the second set, 5-1". If she wins, she'll be one of the biggest outsiders ever to take the title .

Author: 0 Did Golden State Warriors vote to skip White House visit?

And when Steph turned that corner, I think it was after Christmas Day, when he turned that corner, we became nearly unbeatable. Capturing a second title in three seasons in historic fashion has put the Golden State Warriors among some of the NBA's greatest championship squads, overcoming a heartbreaking setback to become even better.

Sport Ohio man charged in 2 killings is charged in 3 more slayings
Author: 0 Ohio man charged in 2 killings is charged in 3 more slayings

They were found after the couple's son tried and failed to reach them. The 45-year-old man was removed from a home in Brunswick, south of Cleveland in the United States on Tuesday morning. He was taken into custody after a nine-hour standoff and tense negotiations through a window. A North Canton man already facing murder charges in the deaths of a Stark County couple is now charged in the killings of a North Royalton woman and her two daughters.

Author: 0 Pakistan thrashes England to reach Champions Trophy final

Needless to say, the players were all publicly lambasted and it was one of the saddest moments in India's cricket history. On a Cardiff ground where they chased more than 300 to beat England in an ODI a year ago, Pakistan completed Wednesday's pursuit with a mammoth 77 balls to spare when Mohammad Hafeez pulled Stokes for four.

Sport CT 2017: India thrash Pakistan in one-sided clash
Author: 0 CT 2017: India thrash Pakistan in one-sided clash

Hardik Pandya hit three six in the final over as India posted 319/3 in 48 overs. Pakistan were donated a wicket, however, when Dhawan hoisted a full toss from leg-spinner Shadab Khan straight to Azhar Ali at deep midwicket. Yuvraj departed 10 deliveries before India's innings closed. But Yuvraj smashed 53 runs off 32 balls to take India closer to 300 before he was dismissed.

Sport Aaron Judge crushes two more HRs; New York Yankees blast Baltimore Orioles
Author: 0 Aaron Judge crushes two more HRs; New York Yankees blast Baltimore Orioles

One day after hitting a 495-foot homer in the Bronx, Judge hit a majestic 438-foot shot on the opposite coast for his fourth homer in three games and the 22nd of his spectacular rookie season. Lugo (1-0) came back from right elbow inflammation that had sidelined him all season, helping Mets starters post a 0.83 ERA over the last five games.

Author: 0 Pilot injured when blimp goes down near US Open in Wisconsin

Jon Rahm played an opening round to forget, but the 22-year-old Spaniard allowed that his day wasn't a total waste as he left the U.S. Open on Thursday afternoon. Snedeker was one of 18 players who broke par in the morning wave. I was happy it stayed benign for us, and I capitalized on it. NOTEWORTHY: Phil Mickelson withdrew, as expected, to attend his daughter's graduation in California.

Author: 0 Clinical England sail through to semis

While the weather gods have conspired against Australia - with both of their matches against Bangladesh and New Zealand abandoned due to rain - they were shining down on the hosts in the Welsh capital. We ll keep trying to take them on. The cameraman could possibly do was smile as he threw back the back in the game. Just as Williamson made a hundred against Australia, so too did Root against Bangladesh.

Sport Lionel Messi Theme Park Reportedly Set for 2019 Opening in China
Author: 0 Lionel Messi Theme Park Reportedly Set for 2019 Opening in China

The park will supposedly use virtual and augmented reality to show highlights of his career and even allow training sessions with a virtual Messi. "He said" I do hope that I can offer visitors a unique experience that they have never felt before and inspire the little ones to start playing football early.

Sport Rain plays spoilsport in New Zealand-Australia encounter at Edgbaston
Author: 0 Rain plays spoilsport in New Zealand-Australia encounter at Edgbaston

New Zealand will be the more gutted side as they were at an advantageous position despite late exploits by Australian bowlers . "We still had a lot of work to do and they've got a quality bowling attack as well. Williamson's 100 off 97 balls anchored a New Zealand innings that promised a lot more, but Australia found their groove in the closing overs to take the final seven wickets for 37 runs.

Sport Stephen Curry's 2nd National Basketball Association championship puts him in rare company
Author: 0 Stephen Curry's 2nd National Basketball Association championship puts him in rare company

Kevin Durant came to Golden State looking for a championship and found a band of brothers who, as it turned out, were exactly what he needed to finally capture that long-sought title. But Curry doesn't dwell on the fact that he's pulling in less than his peers. Whatever it is, the big-money contract will be a hefty raise from the $12 million he earned on the way to a 16-1 postseason.

Sport Annual US Congress baseball game brings unity after shooting
Author: 0 Annual US Congress baseball game brings unity after shooting

Griner, Bailey and a third officer, Henry Cabrera, engaged the gunman nearly immediately, and Alexandria Police officers quickly added support upon arriving at the scene, eventually fatally wounding the alleged gunman, identified by federal law enforcement sources to CNN as James Hodgkinson .

Sport Former Arizona State WR Cameron Smith Transferring To Notre Dame
Author: 0 Former Arizona State WR Cameron Smith Transferring To Notre Dame

Smith and Freddy Canteen , a MI graduate transfer with two years of eligibility remaining, will join the mix in fall camp. He coached the wide receivers from 2012-15 and the tight ends last season. After a breakout sophomore season Smith has struggled to stay on the field, battling knee injuries. Former Arizona State Sun Devil, Cameron Smith is the newest addition to the Irish football team.

Author: 0 Pacquiao: Patronizing Mayweather-McGregor fight up to fans

The last time Mayweather was involved in a fight that had the entire world watching was when he fought Manny Pacquiao back in 2015. He will be the smaller fighter in this bout, as the two agreed to a weight closer to where McGregor competes in MMA.

Author: 0 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton nips Vettel for pole position at Canadian Grand Prix

Mercedes-Benz driver - Lewis Hamilton has won the 2017 Canadian Grand Prix and has thus managed to cut short his world driver championship point deficit from 25 to 12 points. The 18-year-old was among the five drivers eliminated in the first 15-minute qualifying session, finishing 17th at 1:14.209 and will start the race second row from the back.

Author: 0 Golden State star Stephen Curry: no plans to visit Trump White House

After being sidelined for part of last season and again during the 2017 playoffs with back pain, head coach Steve Kerr returned during the Finals and said he intends to coach "for a long time". Others who may also get a ring include Anderson Varejao (who was cut in February), Jose Calderon (who never had the chance to play with Golden State because they cut him to make room for Matt Barnes) and former Cavs coach Mike Brown.

Author: 0 Curry to pass on White House celebration visit

I recognize the transitive property of the National Basketball Association doesn't hold (else the #TNTBulls would be popping champagne last night), but this Bulls team was so much worse than the Celtics (ok, a bit more like even with contract-Rondo), who were so much worse than the Cavaliers , who were so much worse than the Warriors , I mean: we know whatever the Bulls plans are this season they're ultimately pointless due to the bind that their continued incompetence has placed them, but ...

Author: 0 Trump to ban business with Cuban military: US source

And Americans will no longer be allowed to travel to the island on their own for "people-to-people" purposes, once the new rules are in place. Reports suggest he is likely to reinstate restrictions on trade, investment and travel that were loosened or removed by Mr.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo charged with €14.7m tax fraud by Spanish authorities

Ronaldo is the best paid athlete in the world, according to a report last week by Forbes magazine, which estimated that he earned $93 million over the past 12 months. Cristiano Ronaldo has denied ever hiding any income from the taxman or committing any tax fraud in Spain . According to Spanish prosecutors, Ronaldo sought to hide at least a part of that wealth from the country's tax authorities.

Sport NBA Draft: Lonzo Ball gets a second meeting with the Lakers
Author: 0 NBA Draft: Lonzo Ball gets a second meeting with the Lakers

Fultz didn't have to work out for anyone at all, and some consensus No. 1 picks choose to work out only for the top team. The Lakers' decision to workout Ball a second time and meet with his college coaches, however, bodes well for the 19-year-old's odds at landing with his hometown team.

Author: 0 India to play Pakistan in Champions Trophy final

But it ended up changing the whole game for us", he said adding, "When moves like this pay off, I won't take the whole credit. But you can't predict anything in this game. At one stage though, Bangladesh did look to cross the 300 mark with Tamim and Mushfiqur sharing a very good partnership. They lost wickets of Shakib and Mahmudullah shortly thereafter and it was only a late surge from Mashrafe Mortaza that got them to the total of 264.

Sport 5 things to know about Portugal at the Confederations Cup
Author: 0 5 things to know about Portugal at the Confederations Cup

Digital TV company, StarTimes Nigeria, has concluded arrangement to beam live coverage of one of the global football competition preceding the world cup, the FIFA Confederations Cup, scheduled to begin in Russian Federation from June 17 to July 2, 2017.

Author: 0 Nadal's red hot form continues, Muguruza and Williams exit

How right those folks were. Williams hit 22 winners in the victory over Mertens and it was suggested to her that she didn't receive much of a challenge. His best result came in 2014 when he reached the quarter-finals. Nadal dominated No. 17 Robert Bautista Agut, winning in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.

Author: 0 Potential top pick Markelle Fultz calls Lakers workout 'family decision'

If Fultz has any hope of achieving his lofty goals, this would require him to come in and completely dominate the game from the get-go while leading his team to a tremendous amount of success in the process. He's made no secret he'd like to stay home and play for the Lakers, but they might not be able to resist Fultz if he's there. Ball is meeting with the Lakers again Friday in a private setting as Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka hone in on their strategy for next week.

Author: 0 Jelena Ostapenko stuns Simona Halep to claim French Open crown

Ostapenko, who will rise to world number 12 from 47 following Saturday's win, also worked a lot on her forehand, which was then her weakest shot. "It's a tough moment for me, but it's gonna go away, I hope, with the time". Halep took charge again early in the final set, getting the break at 3-1 after taking some pace off the ball and drawing an error , but again Ostapenko came straight back.

Author: 0 Warriors to decide on White House visit 'when and if necessary'

There are also conflicting reports that the team has not yet decided on whether they will visit the White House. You got to call Kevin Durant a champ now. "Frankly, I think it's why Trump couldn't be more ill-suited to be president, because he's a blowhard ", Kerr said in an interview. "We're going down as one of the best teams ever and that's a special thing you can not take away from us", Warriors reserve Andre Iguodala said.

Author: 0 Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows

Fowler shot 7-under par 65 and led a birdie spree that defied the tradition of the Open and the U.S. Golf Association making golfers uncomfortable. 6 Henrik Stenson shot 74. "They should be wide enough for me to hit it into", he said. I didn't drive it great but when I did miss I was in not that bad a spot.

Sport Sporting director says Roma is not a 'supermarket'
Author: 0 Sporting director says Roma is not a 'supermarket'

Roma have been desperately trying to end Juventus's dominance of Serie A but have so far been unsuccessful, finishing second to the Turin side three times in the last four seasons. "I've read these rumours", Rudiger admitted, speaking to Bild . The first thing that struck me was that the people in charge wanted me here at all costs.

Author: 0 NBA GM 'Convinced' Celtics Will Draft Josh Jackson With No. 1 Pick

But a week out, everyone is doing their darndest to cast some doubts. And while it's exhausting and maybe not particularly constructive to hang on every leak and every report, it's worth putting a finger to the wind. Following Fultz's workout for the Celtics earlier this month, he spoke to Comcast SportsNet. "And it sounds so simple, but I went home (to Detroit) and thought about that a lot, and I went home, and it made a huge amount of sense to me, because there are a lot of things in ...

Author: 0 Pelosi invites Warriors to Capitol amid rumors National Basketball Association champs may snub Trump

But the Warriors may forego tradition and decline a visit to the White House, according to multiple reports . CNN reported that it's also unclear whether or not the White House extended an invitation to the Warriors . "It's so rare, so I know exactly how lucky I am", he said. But Steph Curry says he's chose to boycott. But the Warriors issued a statement on Tuesday that said the team hasn't made a decision about whether or not to visit the White House.

Sport Champions League final: Why we lost to Real Madrid - Allegri
Author: 0 Champions League final: Why we lost to Real Madrid - Allegri

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos , top, after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League final soccer match between Juventus and Real Madrid at the Millennium stadium in Card. Many other people also criticised Ronaldo's decision relish in the individual glory when his side have just won the Champions League for the third time in four seasons.

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