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Sports Warriors dethrone Cavaliers, capture National Basketball Association title with 129-120 win
Author: 0 Warriors dethrone Cavaliers, capture National Basketball Association title with 129-120 win

Cavaliers' forward LeBron James had a game-high 41 points and guard Kyrie 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 beat us, but I'm pretty sure we'll be back and we'll be ready to battle again". James registered 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists for Cleveland in the loss.

Sports Fan pays $133000 for pair of NBA Finals tickets
Author: 0 Fan pays $133000 for pair of NBA Finals tickets

According to ESPN , the tickets were purchased Sunday at the Warriors' resale site, where two other pairs of prime seats went for $90,000 and $82,000. Wrapping up the series in five games meant the Warriors came through the post-season with a 16-1 record, with only the defeat in game four keeping them from perfection.

Sports Jones to lead the Lions
Author: 0 Jones to lead the Lions

The British and Irish Lions will play the Canterbury Crusaders in their third tour match here on Saturday June 10. Umaga said the try was built from confidence in what they can do. "He doesn't seem to be fazed and for a young guy to control a team like the Crusaders , with a lot of big personalities, a lot of big strong men who have played a lot of rugby - to run the ship as confidently as he does at his age is a real credit to him".

Author: 0 Duckworth-Lewis helps Pakistan recover with victory over South Africa

The one highlight in the field for South Africa was the form of the towering quick bowler Morkel, who took two wickets in four balls on his way to three for 18 in seven overs. Considering South Africa are more vulnerable against spin, Shadab Khan is again expected to be given a go. He, too, fell to Junaid, who came in for Wahab Riaz.

Sports Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko crowned champion
Author: 0 Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko crowned champion

The Latvian, who came to Paris ranked 47th and will leave as the youngest member of the top 20 at No. 12, is the first unseeded women's champion at the French tennis major in 84 years. A fortunate net cord gave her the crucial break of serve at 3-3, prompting Halep's coach Darren Cahill to look to the sky in disbelief, but the Latvian was on a roll.

Sports Man United makes important offer for Real Madrid striker
Author: 0 Man United makes important offer for Real Madrid striker

But asked if a deal was near completion, Lopez was more cautious, adding: "I can not say - we will see". "Quite simply, Real Madrid considered the Rossoneri's offer to be unsatisfactory". United are expected to hold further talks with the Spanish and European champions. López is waiting to see if United and Real can agree a fee before discussing personal terms.

Sports Antoine Griezmann 'to sign new Atletico Madrid contract'
Author: 0 Antoine Griezmann 'to sign new Atletico Madrid contract'

The player in question is Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak who is the man United want to replace David De Gea, should he decide to head back to his home city to play for Real. The decision, made by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, means the La Liga side are unable to sign any new players this summer and prompted Griezmann to recommit his future to Atletico out of loyalty.

Sports MLB Draft: Dodgers scouting director on Rounds 1-2
Author: 0 MLB Draft: Dodgers scouting director on Rounds 1-2

He also has some power in his bat, so he's not useless with the bat. "I'm sure our player development staff will starting working on how to improve it". He went 4-2 with a 1.34 ERA in nine starts with 70 strikeouts in 60.1 innings pitched before suffering an injury to his right elbow and undergoing Tommy John surgery after the Florida series in April.

Sports Canadian dollar climbs on hawkish central bank comments; pound wobbles
Author: 0 Canadian dollar climbs on hawkish central bank comments; pound wobbles

Overall inflation is now at 1.6 per cent, thanks in part to slack in the economy, Wilkins said. The Fed will most likely raise its interest rate 0.25 per cent this month and again in the fourth quarter to reflect a strengthening USA economy after years of monetary stimulus, said RBC senior economist Nathan Janzen.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to win National Basketball Association title

The win for Durant was obviously an emotional one, and a big storyline coming in was about whether or not he could overcome LeBron after he failed to do so with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012. James averaged a triple double with double-figures in points, rebounds and steals during the finals. Durant, who was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, became the first player with five consecutive 30-point performances in the NBA Finals since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000.

Author: 0 Warriors hold 71-60 lead at half in NBA Finals Game 5

Golden State Warriors won their second NBA Championship in three years. James , who in 2012 with Miami beat the Thunder in Durant's only other Finals, wound up with 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. But coach Steve Kerr , who only returned to the team in time for game two of the finals after a period of medical leave to deal with complications arising from back surgery, joked afterwards: "We have very little talent actually, it's mostly coaching!" Before Game 4, there were ...

Author: 0 Warriors Win Second NBA Championship in Three Years

But the Warriors bench has been the difference through three quarters. He finished the night with just six points on 2-of-8 shooting. Durant drove left, right and down the middle, knocked down 3-pointers, dished and dunked. While the play is unsuccessful, James gets back on defense, grabs the rebound, and calls the same exact play for himself. LeBron James fell two assists shy of his second consecutive triple-double, contributing team highs of 41 points and 13 boards for the Cavaliers.

Author: 0 England show their 'character' as Kane snatches late draw against Scotland

Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain opened the scoring for Gareth Southgate's England team before a brace from Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths appeared to put the Scottish on course for a shock victory. "I think our intention was always to give somebody else a game", Southgate told reporters at Hampden Park. Gordon Strachan's side are six points behind Group F leaders England with four fixtures remaining.

Author: 0 Fan paid $133000 for tickets to Game 5 of the NBA Finals

Sure, it will be a tall task in Oakland with a motivated Kevin Durant trying to capture his first career title and playing like a possible Finals MVP. Let's be clear: If Cleveland wins Monday , all bets are off. James hit a layup to open the fourth quarter and pull Cleveland within 98-95, as close as the Cavs had been in the second half after trailing by 17 in the second quarter.

Sports Rain delays Nadal, Djokovic quarter-finals
Author: 0 Rain delays Nadal, Djokovic quarter-finals

Nine-time champion Nadal has dropped just 20 games in four rounds so far, just one more than he lost at the same stage in 2012. A guy I saw as in a similar position as Murray going in was Novak Djokovic , but after watching him play this week and seeing the way he's handled adversity in his matches, I think he has the second-best chance to win the tournament.

Sports Imperious Nadal chasing French Open decima
Author: 0 Imperious Nadal chasing French Open decima

This is exactly what I need at this moment, a person like him [who] understands the transitions as a tennis player and as a person, as well, going through lifestyle and certain choices that you make, how that affects you later on. Mischa Zverev was beaten by world number 187 Stefano Napolitano, while his brother Alexander saw bad light bring an early end to his match with Fernando Verdasco - much to the ire of the fans on Court Philippe Chatrier - with the pair tied at one set all.

Sports Nadal Wins 10th French Open, Makes Tennis History
Author: 0 Nadal Wins 10th French Open, Makes Tennis History

Indeed it is a feat that may never be duplicated. For me the nerves, the adrenaline I feel when I play on this court is impossible to compare to another feeling. There is always a different bounce than what the other player makes on that surface. Telling Words: "He puts this doubt in your head when you play against him".

Author: 0 Cavs lead Warriors 37-33 after 1st quarter

The Golden State Warriors , up 3-1, will be looking to close out the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday night. The Warriors are back at home, and it took a record-breaking effort for the Cavaliers to get over the line in Game 4. With two championships in three years the only question worth asking now is how much further can they go. Kevin Love buried the treys that mattered and the Cavs bench players chipped in for the rousing win.

Author: 0 Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers to claim NBA title

Kyle Korver's 3-pointer pulled the Cavaliers within 108-102 but dunks by Durant and Andre Iguodala boosted Golden State's lead to 110-102 and the Warriors kept Cleveland at bay, a Durant driving layup stretching Golden State's edge to 118-106 with five minutes remaining.

Author: 0 Curry vows more aggressive play after finals struggles

That was confirmed last night when the Warriors finished off the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in three years but needed every one of Durant's 35 points a night in the Finals to finish the deal with a 129-120 victory. LeBron James led the way, connecting on five of his first six shots. On Monday, he became the first player since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000 to score 30 points in five consecutive NBA Finals games.

Author: 0 Buffon says next season will be last _ unless Juve wins CL

A prospect no one would have predicted when he was originally loaned out to Roma, in 2015. It's right that Juve want Szczesny and that there is a good player like [18-year-old AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi] Donnarumma at the national team.

Sports Reds take Greene with No. 2 pick
Author: 0 Reds take Greene with No. 2 pick

Louisville left-handed pitcher and first baseman Brendan McKay is giving teams a tough decision in the Major League Baseball draft . McKay is a quiet kid, though he leads by example. The 6 foot 4, 210 pound righty has touched 102 miles per hour on the radar gun with his fastball, but he's also a top flight shortstop prospect who comes with plus power at the plate.

Author: 0 Warriors head to Game 5 with Green in tow

Thompson has spent most of the series chasing Irving around the court like a yellow lab who keeps chasing a ball, at least that's how it looks at times to coach Steve Kerr . Are we going to get after it and compete? "I have no reason to look back at what I could have done or what I shouldn't have done or what I could have done better for the team".

Author: 0 US Open Practice Rounds Begin

Open combination. Since 2005, the eventual U.S. Open champion has not been able to shoot under par five times. "It's definitely lived up to expectations", said McIlroy, of a course that was only opened for play 11 years ago and which will be staging the US Open for the first time.

Sports England fear Champions Trophy is over for Chris Woakes
Author: 0 England fear Champions Trophy is over for Chris Woakes

A replacement for England's Champions Trophy squad is expected to be named late on Saturday after England Lions - who include two contenders in Steven Finn and Tom Curran - complete their second one-day match against South Africa A.

Sports Ashley 'more open' to selling Newcastle United stake
Author: 0 Ashley 'more open' to selling Newcastle United stake

Newcastle have already signed Christian Atsu on a permanent deal following a successful season-long-loan from Chelsea this season, and manager Rafael Benitez will be aiming to bring in extra fire power as well as the Ghanaian in their bid for Premier League survival next season.

Sports Bengaluru FC to be part of ISL in 2017/18 season
Author: 0 Bengaluru FC to be part of ISL in 2017/18 season

Two other teams, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have also been bidding to enter the league but they are adamant not to pay franchisee fees. JSW Bangaluru FC CEO Parth Jindal attributed JSW Group's decision to bid for an ISL team to the "interest of long-term future of Indian football".

Author: 0 Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

Cleveland took a whopping 22 free throws in the first quarter of Game 1 , and had it not made just 14, would have scored well over 50 points. Another 3-1 lead for Warriors - anxious or nah? This is a different year, a different situation, and, as Curry said , a different team - one with more experience, and with Kevin Durant .

Sports Manoj Tiwary slams ex-Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif for Virender Sehwag comments
Author: 0 Manoj Tiwary slams ex-Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif for Virender Sehwag comments

This is what Sehwag had tweeted after the victory over Pakistan, "Pote ke baad Bete". He also pointed out the fact that he could never match up to Sehwag's record in global cricket. He had added that while he respected several Indian players, he didn't respect Sehwag. "It will help you become aware of reality and then think ten times before taking such digs at legendary performers of the game", Tiwary said.

Author: 0 Curry not fazed by National Basketball Association finals history

This year's version is much more explosive, including a bona fide four-time scoring champion in Kevin Durant, who has also shown his talents at the defensive side of the ball. "First three games we were being too nice, helping guys up off the floor, smiling, I didn't like that", Lue said Sunday . The Cavaliers rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven series to stun the defending champs in 2016, using a 112-97 win in Game 5 in Oakland as a catalyst.

Author: 0 Randolph Middle student qualifies for Scripps spelling bee finals

After making the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday, local competitor Melodie Loya said, "It's a little nerve-wracking but you get used to it". "We homeschool and we also don't do a lot of organized sports because they take up a lot of time ", said Doudna's mother, Heidi Doudna, when asked about the source of her children's spelling success.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant Just Wants To Focus On Game 5

A lot was said before these Finals about the non-competitiveness of the National Basketball Association playoffs - the Warriors became the first team in history to start the playoffs 15-0 and sport a point differential of 13.8 points, while the Cavaliers lost just once before the Finals.

Sports Refs' Shady Technical Foul Explanation Still Doesn't Add Up
Author: 0 Refs' Shady Technical Foul Explanation Still Doesn't Add Up

Draymond Green somehow hasn't been ejected from Game 4, although it's not really clear why. That cut Golden State's lead to 3-1, but as usual Green's stats were only a small chapter of his story. Only then did the mistake get fixed and Green stayed in the game. "With a coach or trainer, we just verbalize and at that time we should listen to the PA announcer to who it is on", Callahan said.

Sports Golf roundup: Daniel Berger repeats as St. Jude Classic champion
Author: 0 Golf roundup: Daniel Berger repeats as St. Jude Classic champion

The 24-year-old Berger had to work a bit harder for career win No. 2, carding a 10-under 270 for the week and beating out Charl Schwartzel and Whee Kim by one stroke. Starting the day one off the pace, Schwartzel drained a 25-footer at the 10th - his opening hole - and followed a six-foot birdie at the 14th with back-to-back gains from the 16th to reach the turn in 31.

Sports Alvaro Morata: Man Utd target's bromance with Paul Pogba in photos
Author: 0 Alvaro Morata: Man Utd target's bromance with Paul Pogba in photos

Morata simply wants to play football in 2017/2018 so that he can secure a spot in the Spain World Cup squad for next summer. Alvaro Morata remains a transfer target for AC Milan, his agent has confirmed, as speculation linking the Real Madrid striker to Manchester United continues.

Sports James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs
Author: 0 James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

The Warriors won 129. Kevin Durant scored 35 points but the Warriors could never slow down the Cavs and missed their chance for the NBA's first flawless postseason. The Warriors won in 2015 before the Cavs made their historic comeback past year. Golden State wasn't out of the game, but it didn't look like itself at the start of the contest .

Sports BCCI confirms Kumble will be Team India coach till West Indies tour
Author: 0 BCCI confirms Kumble will be Team India coach till West Indies tour

Anil Kumble will continue as India coach till the end of the India series, India Today has learnt. "But the advisory committee is meeting in London to decide about the coach", he added. CAC had met in London on June 8 for coach selection process and chose to revert to BCCI at an "appropriate time". "We have left it to the CAC, they are legends, they know what is best for Indian cricket", said Rai, who also rubbished a report claiming that CAC has asked to be paid for the honorary job.