Warriors defeat Cavaliers to win 2017 National Basketball Association championship

Golden State Warriors perished their voodoo of previous year when they lost the NBA Finals to Cleveland Cavaliers despite being 3-1 up in the best-of-seven series. It was part of the enormous respect Durant has for LeBron, something he verbalized throughout the night. But that's where the sympathy ended. "I don't like it", James said. [Full Article...]

North Korea expecting visit from former NBA star Dennis Rodman

North Korea expecting visit from former NBA star Dennis Rodman It was supposedly a birthday gift for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un who is said to be a big basketball fan . Critics slammed Rodman over his past trips, saying he allowed himself to be a public relations tool for Pyongyang . During the 2014 visit he led a team of retired American players in a basketball game to celebrate Kim Jong Un's birthday. Rodman's trip has sparked speculation t... [Full Article...]

Three reasons Chelsea need to step up their bid for Marco Verratti

Three reasons Chelsea need to step up their bid for Marco Verratti PSG lost the league to AS Monaco last season and were knocked out by Barcelona in the knockout stages of the Champions League . Di Campli said he has spoken to PSG about his client's future plans as La Liga giant Barca reportedly pursues the 24-year-old Italy global midfielder, who is contracted until 2021. [Full Article...]

Mayor promises Stanley Cup parade, but plans unclear so far

Mayor promises Stanley Cup parade, but plans unclear so far Crosby did have some help. Crosby also became just the third player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in consecutive years as the Stanley Cup MVP to go along with his third championship. Not only did Nadal win every set he played in the tournament, he dropped a total of only 35 games, the second fewest by any man on the way to any title at a Grand Slam tournament in the Open era with all matches bei... [Full Article...]

Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination

Golden State will take its second shot at clinching the National Basketball Association championship Monday night. "There is not one possession where I'm coming down and not getting hit or I'm not hitting somebody". "And the biggest thing is early in the game you can't let them get going, because they feed off of that". Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said the Curry strategy worked better because his play... [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo 'father to twins with surrogate mum'

Cristiano Ronaldo 'father to twins with surrogate mum' Though, Cristiano is yet to publicly confirm the happy news, but it was reported in March that he was expecting twins. "The boy and girl were born to a surrogate mother". Ronaldo is keeping the secret of being the mother of two children. "And that both were Mexican". The same source added they were born Thursday. The 32-year-old striker has been dating Spanish model Georgina Rodriguez since la... [Full Article...]

Penguins Beat Predators 2-0 For Second Consecutive Stanley Cup

Penguins Beat Predators 2-0 For Second Consecutive Stanley Cup But with the Pittsburgh Penguins now at long last becoming the first to repeat in 19 years, the term dynasty can be re-defined slightly, at least in the National Hockey League sense. Then Pittsburgh , as it often does, struck with a quick counterattack. The latest Conn Smythe caps a regular season in which Crosby scored an NHL-leading 44 goals and logged the 1,000th point of his career. [Full Article...]

Astros' Keuchel on 10-day disabled list with neck discomfort

It tied the game and ruined McCullers' shutout, which delighted the Kauffman crowd. The Rock Falls native gave up seven runs and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings of work in his second career Major League Baseball start, but got a no decision after the Royals rallied for a 9-7 win. [Full Article...]

Gianluigi Buffon confirms Juventus interest in signing Arsenal's Wojciech Szczesny

The 18-year-old stopper has made four appearances for the Azzuri thus far and has firmly established himself as the heir to Buffon, who has made 169 appearances during a 20-year worldwide career. It's right that Juve want Szczesny and that there is a good player like Donnarumma at the national team. I will work for this next year. The legendary keeper is going for one last hoorah. [Full Article...]

India reach semis as South Africa knocked out of Champions Trophy

For South Africa , the loss would have been a bitter pill to swallow as it once again led to them failing to live up to expectations at an ICC event. "It is important to grab those opportunities. A few errors of judgement, a few mistakes out there cost us badly today", he said. Sarfraz Ahmed, showing some good captaincy chops in this game, brought back his main man Mohammad Amir right after a d... [Full Article...]

Bayern Munich secure Serge Gnabry signing from Werder Bremen

Bayern Munich secure Serge Gnabry signing from Werder Bremen Gnabry initially impressed after his 2016 move from Arsenal , making his Germany debut, but eventually became a peripheral figure under Alexander Nouri and started just one Bundesliga game in the final two months of the campaign. The 21-year-old made 27 league appearances for Bremen last season, scoring 11 goals from midfield. Gnabry became Bayern's fourth signing of the season after they per... [Full Article...]

Pogba: Extreme Mourinho deserves to be called The Special One

And Mourinho has claimed the club were in trouble before he arrived - and compared United's turnaround to what he achieved at former clubs Inter Milan and Real Madrid . Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho deserves his title of "The Special One" as he can make challenging decisions to get wins and has won three trophies in his debut campaign at the Premier League club, midfielder Paul Pog... [Full Article...]

Crosby, Pens cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup

The Pittsburgh captain led the Cup final in scoring with a goal and seven points in six games and finished second in scoring during the post-season with eight goals and 27 points in 25 games. Carl Hagelin added the empty-netter. "It was just special to be able to pass it to him, somebody who's probably been through so much and played a long time and can appreciate it as much as he can", Crosby s... [Full Article...]

Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun charges

Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun charges The vehicle then drove away with its lights off, police said. Telfair, 32, was arrested in Brooklyn about a mile east of Barclays Center, the home of the Brooklyn Nets, at about 2:50 a.m. Telfair played 10 seasons in the league, last appearing with the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2014-15 season. He now plays with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association. [Full Article...]

1 winning Powerball ticket sold in California worth $447M

1 winning Powerball ticket sold in California worth $447M It also is a common stop for motorists passing through the area about 80 miles (130 kilometres) from Los Angeles. It costs $2 for a Powerball ticket and a chance to dream of instant riches, but the odds of winning are incredibly small, at one in 292.2 million. [Full Article...]

Nadal wins 10th French Open title

Nadal's blazing forehand down the line drew prolonged gasps from the crowd at 4-1. "For me to be here for many years is hard to describe". After one point Sunday, Wawrinka bent over, leaning one arm on his racket and resting the other on a knee. [Full Article...]

Kiwis reach match point in America's Cup challenger finals

Kiwis reach match point in America's Cup challenger finals Emirates Team New Zealand won two of three races Sunday to take a 4-2 lead in the best-of-nine series. It has been a huge learning curve, with little time on the actual boats and it didn't help when New Zealand's training block was hit by strong winds last week - the upper limit for the youth teams is 18 knots. [Full Article...]

Nadal beats Wawrinka Wins 10th French Open title

But defeating a healthy, confident Nadal on the terre battue of Paris is still one of sport's greatest challenges. An utterly dominant display from Nadal saw him surge to the title without dropping a set, overcoming Djokovic in the semis before a sensational 6-1 6-3 6-0 triumph over Federer in the final. [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka dismissed for 236 by Pakistan in Champions Trophy

Dhananjaya de Silva only mustered one run, while Dickwella went on to make 73 off 86 balls, which included four boundaries, before he was caught behind off the bowling of Amir. Neither team was flawless on the day, with Sri Lanka setting too modest a target considering the competition they faced, although Pakistan will consider this a performance to build from, too, as they chase the finished ... [Full Article...]

Free agent WR Maclin chooses Ravens over Bills

Free agent WR Maclin chooses Ravens over Bills The move gives Joe Flacco the best available wide receiver on the free-agent market and significantly improves a Baltimore passing attack that lost two of its top three targets. Head coach John Harbaugh said he enjoyed a "great visit" with the wide receiver, according to's Marc Sessler . There is question on how Baltimore will utilize their new wide receiver, however. [Full Article...]

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