• The Golden State Warriors reportedly chose to skip White House visit
The Golden State Warriors reportedly chose to skip White House visit

Even after coughing up a 3-1 lead in last year's championship round, the Warriors are already a dynasty thanks to the addition of Kevin Durant - a free agency coup that might not have happened if not for that Finals defeat. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers didn't have enough despite the Akron native's excellent Finals performance...

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  • Nadal, Djokovic can set up French Open semifinal showdown
Nadal, Djokovic can set up French Open semifinal showdown

The third seed has not lost a set on his way to a third successive semi-final in Paris . "Do I feel ready to win a Slam?" Halep, who was runner-up at Roland Garros in 2014, will next face second-seeded Karolina Pliskova. "I think it does have an impact. It was windy, so the timing was hard, but once I was able to get into a rhythm and keep h...

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  • Will Warriors skip White House visit over Trump policies?
Will Warriors skip White House visit over Trump policies?

The original Big Three of Bird, Parish and McHale started in the frontcourt, and former MVP Walton backed them up and won the Sixth Man of the Year award. The Cleveland Cavaliers' 2016 visit, meanwhile, took place in November. Curry had been saving the cigar since last year's finals. Then it was Golden State's time again, with Durant as the prize...

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  • Kerr plans to coach Warriors 'for a long time'
Kerr plans to coach Warriors 'for a long time'

The trek through town ended on the shores of Lake Merritt where front office personnel, coach Steve Kerr and each player addressed the crowd during an 80-minute rally. If the Warriors do decline or if they accept the expected invitation and individual members of the organization opt not to attend, they will be the latest professional sports cha...

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  • Golden State Warriors: Game 5 win provides flawless redemption scenario
Golden State Warriors: Game 5 win provides flawless redemption scenario

As a longtime Warriors fan and a California native, I know how much the Warriors Community Foundation and the players do to support education and youth development especially in local public schools that need it most. "It causes too much stress, man", James said after a 137-116 victory in Game 4 to stave off a sweep. "We're a resilient team", Lov...

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  • Leigh Griffiths double secures England draw
Leigh Griffiths double secures England draw

The wall didn't jump for first free-kick that flew in before they jumped for the second one - but the ball went in between Eric Dier's and Chris Smalling's heads. "We proved that on our day we can match anybody". Southgate refused to blame his side for conceding the second late free-kick from which Scotland scored, and is happy group leaders E...

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  • Harry Kane: 'Special day' to captain England, net late equaliser vs. Scotland
Harry Kane: 'Special day' to captain England, net late equaliser vs. Scotland

England , however, refused to lie down as they registered what could be an important point in their quest to qualify for Russian Federation. Scotland defender Christophe Berra said Harry Kane proved why he's considered a leading talent in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Hampden Park.

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  • Mayweather, McGregor agree August super fight
Mayweather, McGregor agree August super fight

Both Mayweather and McGregor made the official announcement Wednesday on social media. It's reported each fighter could earn 100 million dollars from the bout - one of the richest in history. " The sky is the limit ", Espinoza said. "There is nothing to compare it against". Not everyone will be excited to see a Mayweather-McGregor exhibit...

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  • 9 things to know during Day 2 of the 2017 US Open
9 things to know during Day 2 of the 2017 US Open

Open experience, but Mike Davis and Co. have a decade's worth of traditional setups coming our way. Rory McIlroy plays his shot from the 13th tee during the second round of the US Open on Friday. Tommy Fleetwood's brilliant pitch out of the rough on his second shot on the par-4 15th set up a 7-foot birdie putt to drop him to 12 under for sol...

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  • US Open snippets from third round at Erin Hills
US Open snippets from third round at Erin Hills

It's not much different than what USGA executive director Mike Davis said about bringing the U.S. Open to Erin Hills, a course that only opened 11 years ago. From that near meltdown, he hit the next wedge to 3 feet and made the putt to save a 6. "I haven't driven it well, not wedged it close enough - dumb stuff", he said.

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  • US Open leaderboard crowded after day two
US Open leaderboard crowded after day two

The record for a lowest cut was 1-over 145 at Medinah in 1990. Koepka hasn't finished inside the top 15 at a PGA Tour event since April. Thomas set the U.S. McIlroy is headed for the Travelers Championship next week in CT, and he has three straight tournaments starting with the Irish Open through the British Open.

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  • Steve Kerr stated plan to decline White House invitation
Steve Kerr stated plan to decline White House invitation

All-Star guard Stephen Curry recalled last year's loss to the Cavaliers in the finals and said everything the team went through last year makes this title so much sweeter. A team representative declined to comment on the news, which started circulating online early Tuesday. But on Thursday the city made headlines for good news.

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  • Big guns out, US Open up for grabs
Big guns out, US Open up for grabs

Rickie Fowler started the day one back, but many - including Vegas - pegged him as the man to beat. The links-style layout, the longest course to stage a US Open , had the most sub-par scores in a first round at the championship, while the one-over-par cut matched the record low previously set in 1990 at Medinah.

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  • Summerhays rebounds on back 9 on moving day at US Open
Summerhays rebounds on back 9 on moving day at US Open

Koepka had the lead until he turned a birdie chance into a bogey on the par-5 first hole after making the turn. It marked the first time since the world rankings were created in 1986 that the top three ranked players in the world missed the cut at a US Open .

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  • Tigers fall to Rays 3 to 2
Tigers fall to Rays 3 to 2

Andrew Romine pinch ran and trotted home when Cabrera hit his seventh career game-ending homer into the right-field stands. "This is 2-3 starts in a row where we need to find a way to win and we've had him on the mound". Rays: C Wilson Ramos (torn ACL) caught seven innings for Triple-A Durham on Friday and was scheduled to catch again on Saturday,...

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  • Champions Trophy: Top five thrilling finals between India and Pakistan
Champions Trophy: Top five thrilling finals between India and Pakistan

There's no overexcitement. People are just doing the normal things that they do in any practice session, and that's the kind of approach we have maintained throughout the tournament . Pakistan have managed to bounce back in this tournament , defeating South Africa and Sri Lanka in the group stages and England in the semi-finals to book a berth...

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  • McGirt starts strong at US Open
McGirt starts strong at US Open

In a span of 18 months, USGA executive director Mike Davis visited two undeveloped sites 1,800 miles apart, and saw them as potential new U.S. Open venues in the near future. Nothing felt good to Reed about the 75 he shot Friday, sending him for an immediate post-round session on the practice range. Brooks Koepka bogeyed the par-3 sixth after h...

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  • Four tie for lead
Four tie for lead

Rickie Fowler , who led after Round One, is in fifth at -10. "If you hit the fairways, the scores are there". You can still make birdies out there. The golf course is actually really attractive. "If you look at the golf course and you even talk to me, Jason or Rory, this course sets up flawless for us", Dustin Johnson said. "Myself and Rory, we d...

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  • Leishman lurks behind leaders at US Open
Leishman lurks behind leaders at US Open

Fowler returned a seven-under 65 for a one-shot lead over compatriot Xander Schauffele and Englishman Paul Casey . None has ever won a major, and neither have the next 14 players behind them. The cut for the top 60 and ties was at 1-over 145, tying a U.S. Open record set in 1990 at Medinah. "It didn't matter at that point because I was so far fr...

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  • E. Coli Found In Drinking Waters At US Open
E. Coli Found In Drinking Waters At US Open

Also missing the weekend were No. 2 Rory McIlroy and No. 3 Jason Day , who played together for the first two rounds to disastrous results. "Hopefully bringing ... The 21-year-old Kim is hoping to claim his first major after winning the coveted Players Championship this season. Besides Chambers Bay, Sahalee has also hosted a major tournament fo...

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