• Just one week for Djokovic and Agassi
Just one week for Djokovic and Agassi

The Serbian is bidding to become the first man to have won each of the four Grand Slams at least twice in the Open Era. Djokovic is to face either compatriot Janko Tipsarevic or Portugal's Joao Sousa for a place in the last 32. "It's always at the start, happy for the victory". He was tested - playing nearly two-and-a-half hours - but als...

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  • Rafael Nadal tops Stan Wawrinka for record 10th Roland Garros title
Rafael Nadal tops Stan Wawrinka for record 10th Roland Garros title

No other man or woman has won 10 championships at the same major in the Open era. The No. 4-seeded Nadal is bidding for his record 10th title in Paris and his 15th Grand Slam title overall. He said: "It has been a while since I played a very good Wimbledon ". Nadal's triumph represented the third time he has gone all the way at Roland...

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  • Twitter reacts to Warriors defeating Cavs for 2017 championship
Twitter reacts to Warriors defeating Cavs for 2017 championship

Sports' Jeff Zillgitt and Sam Amick discuss what we can expect next after a wild Game 4 win by the Cavaliers . Curry went into Game Four within shouting distance of averaging a triple-double (28.6 points, 9.0 assists and 9.6 rebounds), but one game put back into focus his importance to the Warriors .

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  • NBA Finals 2017: Warriors vs
NBA Finals 2017: Warriors vs

But after the circus that was the officiating staff in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 137-116 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals , I found myself thinking for the first time that my dad might just have substantial evidence to prove his point.

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  • NBA Finals Players Ranked by Salary and Career Earnings
NBA Finals Players Ranked by Salary and Career Earnings

James had 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists and Kyrie Irving added 26 points but the Cavs never could dig out of a hole created by a second-quarter barrage and ended their season with a 129-120 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night.

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  • LeBron James will not play 3-on-3 basketball in Olympics
LeBron James will not play 3-on-3 basketball in Olympics

For now, we can only dream of what a team comprised of Michael, Magic and LeBron would be able to do on a basketball court. James' feeling on 3-on-3 basketball seems to be representative of a larger trend across the league as more speculation of potential lineups have taken over the imaginations of NBA fans.

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  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby wins back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies
Penguins' Sidney Crosby wins back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says there will be a victory parade for the Stanley Cup champion Penguins, but plans for the event are still being developed. "We've got a collection of guys who understand what it takes to win", Crosby said. Shortly after the Penguins scored, Rinne was pulled from the ice to allow Nashville to have an extra attacker,...

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  • Warriors defeat Cavaliers in Game 5 for second title in three years
Warriors defeat Cavaliers in Game 5 for second title in three years

After becoming the first team to blow a 3-1 NBA Finals lead a year ago, the Warriors offered free agent Kevin Durant a two-year deal worth $54.27 million to be the difference-maker and possibly the final piece to build a dynasty. Previous year they became the first team in National Basketball Association history to come back from a 3-1 defici...

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  • Warriors fans celebrate National Basketball Association title with street party
Warriors fans celebrate National Basketball Association title with street party

The All-Star forward shot 14-for-20 from the field, including 5-for-8 from 3-point range in helping Golden State close out its third title since the franchise moved from Philadelphia in 1962. Overcame a 63-point performance from Michael Jordan in a first-round sweep of Chicago, but had to settle for beating Houston in the NBA Finals after the Roc...

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  • LeBron James dunks over Kevin Durant in Game 5
LeBron James dunks over Kevin Durant in Game 5

The Cavs showed what they're capable of doing when everything clicks on both ends, scoring a record 86 points in the first half of Friday's 137-116 win to extend the series and postpone any Warriors plans for a victory parade. I just wanted to lay it all out there. But not the Thompson who struggled to hit the rim in Game 1 , or the Thompson who...

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  • Tyron Lue doesn't buy that Cavaliers have nothing to lose
Tyron Lue doesn't buy that Cavaliers have nothing to lose

West, Thompson and J.R. Smith received techs after a replay review. Most trends point to an eventual series win by the Warriors . Golden State Warriors fans are breakdancing in downtown Oakland and honking their horns in San Francisco to celebrate their team's latest National Basketball Association title.

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  • Kevin Durant's Biggest Moments Of His MVP-Winning NBA Finals
Kevin Durant's Biggest Moments Of His MVP-Winning NBA Finals

The Warriors won the title in 2015 before the Cavaliers made their historic comeback past year. Durant has now scored 25 points or more in each of his first 10 finals games - a feat previously achieved only by Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal.

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  • James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs
James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

As for Cleveland , they still have James, they still have Irving and the free agent pool is deep. Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas has made the Warriors 8.5 point favorites . The Cavaliers outscored Golden State 72-33 from beyond the arc. "You want to reward your home fans and you obviously don't want to extend the series any longer than it has to ...

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  • Eduardo Rodriguez Reportedly Heading To DL With Knee Injury
Eduardo Rodriguez Reportedly Heading To DL With Knee Injury

He went on to have a rough outing in Boston's 7-5 loss to the Orioles , giving up seven runs on eight hits - four of which here home runs - in 5 ⁄3 innings pitched. Cashing in after the first is going to be a long day. Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin and Blue Jays relief pitcher Roberto Osuna celebrate their victory over the Cincinnati Re...

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  • Kevin Durant Picked Warriors For New Experience As Much As Title
Kevin Durant Picked Warriors For New Experience As Much As Title

West shoved Irving to pick up a technical foul, then went chest-to-chest with Tristan Thompson . Despite James' game-high 41 points, defensive breakdowns by the Cavs allowed Golden State to sink in easy baskets late in the game to ignite deafening noise from home faithful.

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  • NBA Finals 2017: Kevin Durant named MVP in first championship run
NBA Finals 2017: Kevin Durant named MVP in first championship run

There was more than a touch of pay-back Monday night. Durant was the difference as the Warriors won their second title in three years and won the rubber match in their so-called three-match with the Cavaliers . The Warriors, who were playing a Game 5 for the first time in the postseason, shot 51.1 percent from the field and 36.8 percent on 3-poi...

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  • Cavaliers vs Warriors NBA Finals, Game 5 schedule
Cavaliers vs Warriors NBA Finals, Game 5 schedule

Add to that the fact that the Cavaliers know they face an uphill battle to come back and beat Golden State , and I think the odds have swung heavily in favor of the team from the Bay. Curry , who laced up a mostly white pair of the Under Armour Curry 4 on Monday , scored 34 points on 10-of-20 shooting. Though the Cavs would ride the...

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  • State of Origin: Why Maroons are wrong to target Hayne
State of Origin: Why Maroons are wrong to target Hayne

I thought he was great. "He is the type of guy who thrives on these situations and game one is usually fairly physical, played up the middle and not a whole lot of football is played out wide". After the match, a cryptic Hayne told reporters to watch out for an announcement from his club, Gold Coast, on Thursday but refused to say what it would...

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  • Messi and Barca congratulate NBA champions Warriors
Messi and Barca congratulate NBA champions Warriors

They're at home, they've been provoked and they're still the deeper and more versatile team . Whether it's extending a season with a pair of 40-point performances or hitting the series-deciding 3-pointer in a Game Seven win previous year, Irving's already stellar game has risen to another level whenever the Cavs have faced elimination.

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  • Members of the musical Hamilton practice anthem
Members of the musical Hamilton practice anthem

This may be a statistical quirk from a four-game sample, but Korver's individual defensive tracking numbers back up the idea that Golden State hasn't been able to take advantage of his defense. "We have to try to do it again". But we knew what we were faced with. They started to go with the 1-3 pick and roll with Steph Curry and Durant , which...

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