• Rihanna Celebrates Golden State Warriors Victory With New Video
Rihanna Celebrates Golden State Warriors Victory With New Video

In one sense, James caught up to at least part of that ghost when he passed Jordan for the most points scored in NBA Playoffs history with a 35-point showing in a 135-102 closeout win over the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden last month.

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  • Curry, Durant look to build Warriors dynasty
Curry, Durant look to build Warriors dynasty

The 39-point effort in Game 5 capped a series when he was the best player nearly every night, no small feat when LeBron James was putting up a performance for the ages, averaging a triple-double for the Cavs. Ten years after becoming the No. 2 draft pick behind Greg Oden, Durant has reached the pinnacle. He can't do it alone. I work hard, I belie...

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  • Golden State Warriors Win Second NBA Title In Three Years
Golden State Warriors Win Second NBA Title In Three Years

A year ago, these Warriors fell short after a record-setting season that included a 24-0 start and 73 victories at the end to break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' wins mark. From there, the Warriors defense stiffened and the Cavaliers congratulated the Warriors as the finals seconds ticked off the clock and the crowd went wild.

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  • Golden State Warriors Destroy Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA Finals
Golden State Warriors Destroy Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA Finals

On Tuesday, with that move thoroughly vindicated (in the eyes of the Durant family, at least) by the all-star forward's performance against Cleveland , which included earning Finals MVP honors while winning his first ring, Wanda Durant arrived at the "First Take" set ready to see a certain someone eat a healthy heaping of crow.

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  • Virat Kohli's doppelganger spotted in Pakistan
Virat Kohli's doppelganger spotted in Pakistan

India came into the tournament as the favourites and lived up to that tag so far. We have had so many matches against each other since then, and we are certainly not going out to prove a point to anyone. On the big stage, in the big games, few players have risen to the occasion as consistently or spectacularly in limited-overs cricket as Yuvraj...

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  • Warriors deliver knockout punch to Cavs, win National Basketball Association championship
Warriors deliver knockout punch to Cavs, win National Basketball Association championship

I'm just so happy Kevin has broken through. With the way things are looking for the Warriors, Durant and his mom may have many more celebrations in their future. She cheered him on courtside during Game 1 on this year's Finals, with some reports claiming she yelled "brick!" at Durant as he shot a free throw. "They're going to be here for a wh...

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  • Curry, Durant committed to keeping Golden State on top
Curry, Durant committed to keeping Golden State on top

As the gold confetti fell and a fresh gray National Basketball Association champion cap sat a tad off-kilter on his head, Kevin Durant embraced mother Wanda. Durant - who swapped the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Warriors in the off-season - walked away with the Finals MVP award after scoring 39 points in game five.

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  • Virat Kohli captures Yuvraj Singh playing with his 'super powers' in England
Virat Kohli captures Yuvraj Singh playing with his 'super powers' in England

And such was the confidence the team took from beating a well-known team in foreign conditions, it propelled them to the most consistent run of results they have enjoyed in their global history. India opener Shikhar Dhawan , who is the leading run-getter in the Champions Trophy so far, leapfrogged five of his peers to return to the top ten.

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  • Royals hit 3 home runs in 7-2 win over Giants
Royals hit 3 home runs in 7-2 win over Giants

Kansas City will counter with right-hander Jason Hammel , who will be making his 33rd career interleague start, including his second against the Giants this season. The Royals jumped right back on Cueto the next inning, when Cain led off the inning with his 27th walk of the season and moved to third on an Eric Hosmer double down the left-field lin...

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  • British and Irish Lions: Warren Gatland frets over scrum officiating
British and Irish Lions: Warren Gatland frets over scrum officiating

The Lions wrestled the upper hand in the scrum in the 12-3 win over the Crusaders, but the Christchurch hosts maintained throughout they had claimed the edge. A 74th-minute penalty allowed Highlanders replacement fly-half Marty Banks to inflict a second defeat in four games on the Lions . "We have to make sure we are better in those moment...

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  • I'm devastated to miss out on England's shot at success: Woakes
I'm devastated to miss out on England's shot at success: Woakes

Joe Root's career-best unbeaten 133 saw England to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in the opening match of the 2017 Champions Trophy at the Oval on Thursday. "It's not slow, it's actually at pace", Morgan said. "They haven't got a big 145 (kmph) plus bowler or a trick spinner that some of the other teams maybe do, and we can target that an...

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  • Bairstow set to open for England today
Bairstow set to open for England today

Roy has scored 68 runs in his last nine ODI innings since making 52 against West Indies in Antigua and did not bat on Tuesday, spending most of the session fetching balls from the boundary, for a considerable time stood alongside coach Trevor Bayliss.

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  • LeBron James says he never played for a 'super team.' Really?
LeBron James says he never played for a 'super team.' Really?

In last year's championship series the Cavs roared back from a 3-1 deficit to spoil the Warriors' record-setting 73-win season. As if to answer all of the legends who don't like watching them shoot all those 3-pointers and hate the idea of superstars teaming up, Durant and Curry began the game by going to the hoop, old school.

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  • LeBron James: Cleveland Cavaliers will continue building toward NBA Championship
LeBron James: Cleveland Cavaliers will continue building toward NBA Championship

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) dunks against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland , Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. Throughout the finals it was iterated many times by commentators that it wasn't that the Cavs were playing at B-grade but rather that the Warriors pl...

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  • Capitals acquire Graovac from Wild for 2018 fifth-round pick
Capitals acquire Graovac from Wild for 2018 fifth-round pick

He scored the first points of his National Hockey League career in his first game of the season on October 29, finishing the year with seven goals and two assists overall. Because they have Graovac, the Capitals can protect center Lars Eller . But Graovac is signed through next season with a $625,000 cap hit next season and played in 40 games, and...

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  • Warriors put away Cavs, claim second title in three years
Warriors put away Cavs, claim second title in three years

James led the Cavaliers in points per game through the Finals, his 31.8 second only to Durant's 34.3 among both teams . The win provided redemption for the Warriors, who brought Kevin Durant over from the Oklahoma City Thunder last offseason to bolster their already high-powered offense.

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  • Lonzo Ball shares hilarious memories of LaVar in Foot Locker ad
Lonzo Ball shares hilarious memories of LaVar in Foot Locker ad

He has said that he will only workout for the Los Angeles Lakers . [Image by Michael Reaves/Getty Images] Most likely, if the Lakers gain any player in a trade before the deadline where they can build around, they'll have to place D'Angelo Russell in a deal, especially for a player the caliber of Cousins.

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  • Padres finish 3-game sweep of Reds, 4-2
Padres finish 3-game sweep of Reds, 4-2

Green said the advice to Renfroe was to be patient. "Then any ball I hit would be able to get through". Cordero, who made his major league debut on May 27, has responded with several good performances, none bigger than in a 9-3 victory Monday night against the Cincinnati Reds .

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  • Golden State Warriors' MVP Kevin Durant adds an important title: champion
Golden State Warriors' MVP Kevin Durant adds an important title: champion

Cleveland is considered to be Golden State's biggest challenger, followed by the San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics. David West fought for the ball with Irving, then they got tangled up and Tristan Thompson entered the fray and he and West went at each other face-to-face.

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  • Josh Jackson reportedly canceled his workout with the Celtics
Josh Jackson reportedly canceled his workout with the Celtics

What the Celtics ultimately end up doing of course remains to be seen. The rivalry might not be as good as it once was, but these two teams will dictate how the NBA Draft will play out. So far they have had just a meeting at the National Basketball Association combine. Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog.com reports Fultz is expected to visit with the L...

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