• Warriors reportedly will skip visit to Trump's White House
Warriors reportedly will skip visit to Trump's White House

The Warriors' rejection of the White House's invitation builds on the sentiment expressed by several New England Patriots who announced they would not attend the Trump White House ceremony in April. Back in 2015, the Warriors did pay a visit to a Barack Obama-governed White House after capturing the organization's first title in 40 years. The tra...

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  • Warriors looking to build a dynasty
Warriors looking to build a dynasty

Golden State shot 34 percent in the first 17 minutes, but Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala ignited a surge to push the Warriors in front, 54-43, with four minutes to play in the first half. Golden State completed a 16-1 playoff run, the best post-season win percentage in National Basketball Association history, and added to titles won in 2015 ...

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  • With weather clear, Phil Mickelson drops out of US Open
With weather clear, Phil Mickelson drops out of US Open

He sent his caddie Jim "Bones" Mackay to Erin Hills to scout the place early in the week and was hoping for a lengthy rain delay Thursday morning so he could make a cross-country flight for his afternoon tee time. Mickelson's withdrawal also means this year's U.S. Open will be the first major tournament since 1994 without either Mickelson or Wood...

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  • Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry Say They Think Warriors Will Keep Core Together
Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry Say They Think Warriors Will Keep Core Together

The city of Oakland is gearing up for a Thursday parade to celebrate the Golden State Warriors latest National Basketball Association title. In the 2012 NBA Finals, Durant was playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder and lost to James - who was then with the Miami Heat - in five games.

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  • Photos of National Basketball Association championship coach Steve Kerr through the years
Photos of National Basketball Association championship coach Steve Kerr through the years

Durant, who joined from the Oklahoma City Thunder last summer, was key to the Warriors' victory and their 16-1 postseason run - the best in the league's history. I put in work, I just had to trust in it. Golden State Warriors in numbersWhat's next for LeBron James? "I can't wait to celebrate with my teammates in the locker room".

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  • LeBron Likes 3-on-3 Olympics, Not Interested in Playing
LeBron Likes 3-on-3 Olympics, Not Interested in Playing

Even if James did want to play, he may not have had an option to do so. I think we all know by this point who really coaches the Cavs - and while Tyronn Lue is drawing up plays after timeouts and giving motivational speeches in the locker room - it's James who is constantly adjusting on the fly and orchestrating the Cleveland offense on the floor...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo denies tax evasion charges
Cristiano Ronaldo denies tax evasion charges

Ronaldo becomes the latest high-profile footballer to become involved in a Spanish tax case. In a statement , the Spanish giants said Ronaldo had "always shown a clear will to fulfil all his tax obligations" since joining the club from Manchester United in 2009.

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  • Steve Kerr Says He Plans To Coach Warriors 'For A Long Time'
Steve Kerr Says He Plans To Coach Warriors 'For A Long Time'

Even if they meet for a fourth straight time in the Finals, will the Cavs have enough to compete? The Cavs - after rallying from a 3-1 deficit last season - were unable to retain their title but James remained upbeat post-match. The Warriors won 129-120 t. It's not fair to the Warriors that they have been thrust into this dilemma, and I tak...

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  • Sarfraz happy to 'prove critics wrong' after historic win
Sarfraz happy to 'prove critics wrong' after historic win

England had scored over 300 in five of the last six one-day internationals in which they batted first. For all those reasons, Bangladesh should be a far more confident side than the one brushed aside by India in the World Cup quarter-final.

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  • Four Irish start for Lions against Crusaders
Four Irish start for Lions against Crusaders

The problem they have is that rather than players putting their hands up and forcing their way into the team , the trend so far is for players to play their way off it. Then Gauzere yellow carded Lions sub Liam Williams after two acts of unsafe play in the air contesting high balls he and Jonker felt he had no realistic chance of challenging.

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  • Hayne scores as NSW stun Queensland in State of Origin opener
Hayne scores as NSW stun Queensland in State of Origin opener

The Blues pack - led by man of the match Andrew Fifita - monstered Queensland . "But don't stress about the management or the running or the game running of the team". Both sides absolutely tore in. NSW could not have wanted a more positive or stunning start. Thoughts of the game have been pushed aside with Peats' short-term focus excl...

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  • Peter O'Mahony to lead Lions against Maori side with Warburton benched
Peter O'Mahony to lead Lions against Maori side with Warburton benched

Munster skipper O'Mahony spoke about "making the games count" and "doing the jersey justice" as the opening Test of the series against New Zealand - at Auckland's Eden Park on Saturday week - moves into view. And if they do it again, we'll make what we think is the right selection for the Test match. "His counter-attacking and scoring tries has...

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  • No questioning Kevin Durant's decision now as Warriors near title
No questioning Kevin Durant's decision now as Warriors near title

First up was Warriors GM Bob Myers , who Green told needed to go out there and sign Kevin Durant. Both teams responded. But in the final minute, James - perhaps the most fearsome player on the planet - found himself in an unusual position: helpless.

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  • CT 2017: In-form South Africa face lacklustre Pakistan
CT 2017: In-form South Africa face lacklustre Pakistan

Sarfraz Ahmed went ahead and named his side for the game, confirming that Junaid Khan will come in for the injured Wahab Riaz , while Fakhar Zaman will make his ODI debut in Ahmed Shehzad's place. Pakistan will aim to bounce back from their humiliating defeat against India when they take on South Africa in their penultimate Champions Trophy ...

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  • NBA Champs Golden State Warriors Mulling Rejection of Trump White House Visit
NBA Champs Golden State Warriors Mulling Rejection of Trump White House Visit

The Cavaliers, led by stars LeBron James' 41 points and Kyrie Irving's 26, repeatedly battled back and pulled Cleveland within striking distance of Golden State in the second half. "I love it, I love the group, I love coaching them every day, and this is what I want to do for a long time". "I ain't got nothin' to say", Durant said, trophy in ha...

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  • Pakistan thrash the hosts to reach final
Pakistan thrash the hosts to reach final

India plays Bangladesh on Thursday at Edgbaston in the other semi-final match with India the clear favourite - but so was England . India vs Bangladesh is the second semifinal, to be played at Edgbaston on Thursday, and what India can not do, absolutely can not do, is take Bangladesh lightly.

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  • Golden State Warriors Owner Joe Lacob Undecided on Team White House Visit
Golden State Warriors Owner Joe Lacob Undecided on Team White House Visit

It also created lofty expectations for Durant, with many onlookers saying his move would be a failure if the Warriors did not go on to win a title in their first season together. Despite missing 19 games to injury, Durant showcased enough of his brilliance to put all doubts of his fit in Golden State to rest. Curry was a facilitator; he had a gam...

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  • Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan stun England to reach final
Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan stun England to reach final

Holders India will be favourites against Bangladesh on Thursday but as Pakistan proved against England , there are no guarantees in the ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals. "I felt like we were trying to take a positive option against them", said Morgan. "I think they have some very talented players like Shakib al Hasan , Tamim iqbal , Mahmu...

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  • NBA Warriors' star Curry to pass on White House celebration visit
NBA Warriors' star Curry to pass on White House celebration visit

Jordan and Johnson's names came to James without any hesitation when asked by The Associated Press which past greats he would like to play with. Not only does Curry's ability to pull-up off the dribble draw multiple defenders at the point of attack - the reason the Cavaliers elected to trap him in the pick-and-roll for most of the series - Durant...

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  • Nadal wins record 10th French Open title
Nadal wins record 10th French Open title

He moved through the French Open , losing fewer games than he has ever lost before a final, and he also beat the only player who has beaten him on clay this year, Dominic Thiem , in the semifinals. The fourth-seeded Spaniard continued his clay-court prowess, easily winning 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 on Court Philippe-Chatrier in two hours, five minutes for ...

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