• Basketball: Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers to claim title
Basketball: Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers to claim title

The superteam kept the Cavaliers from accomplishing their goal of defending the 2016 championship, and James took a question about how he viewed Golden State in terms of what it might mean for his own future in the league. Finals MVP, 4-1, world champions. "We learned from everything we've been through", Curry said. "I left everything I h...

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  • Warriors ride Durant to beat Cavaliers and clinch NBA title
Warriors ride Durant to beat Cavaliers and clinch NBA title

But, by the time that may come to pass, there is every chance KD will have another title under his belt and the consensus may soon be that the National Basketball Association belongs to Durant and not LeBron. Did LeBron have a case for Finals MVP?: This may be a stretch with how dominant Kevin Durant was. "So, this is the culmination of a year w...

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  • Stoke to swoop for Hull starlet
Stoke to swoop for Hull starlet

Stoke City are not only keen to sign Hull City's exciting left-back, Josh Tymon , but are also hopeful of securing his signature. The 18-year-old is still yet to agree a professional contract with the Tigers despite playing twelve senior games last season in all competitions.

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  • Twins pick shortstop with No. 1 pick
Twins pick shortstop with No. 1 pick

Baz, whose fastball has topped at 98 miles per hour, said on MLB Network on Monday night he is a "world-class ping-pong player". "I'm just glad to have the opportunity. He also has a unique ability to impact the clubhouse and the locker room and the community. "He's got that "it' factor that a No. 1 pick needs to survive and move forward and have...

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  • Greene picked for arm, McKay for bat near top of MLB draft
Greene picked for arm, McKay for bat near top of MLB draft

The 2017 MLB Draft kicks off tonight at 7pm eastern with Rounds One and Two and continues through Wednesday. With McKay, though, a team might be willing to find out. As a junior, Berardi can decide not to accept the offer from an Major League Baseball team and return for his senior season and improve his standing.

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  • Warriors Win Second NBA Championship in Three Years
Warriors Win Second NBA Championship in Three Years

Cleveland's second-half effort was something close to epic. Green had sat out this very game a year ago, suspended because of flagrant foul point accumulation after he swiped at James' groin in Game 4. Give the Cavaliers full credit. "I'm ready to do it again". National Basketball Association players are just as aware of this as anyone else. ...

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  • Warriors deliver knockout punch to Cavs, win NBA championship
Warriors deliver knockout punch to Cavs, win NBA championship

Led by LeBron James and Kyrie Irving , the Cavaliers looked to find the extra gear they'd been missing in the opening three matches, threatening to exploit mental ghosts that accompanied a Warriors 3-1 finals lead from the 2015/16 season.

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  • Steve Smith frustrated after second-straight washout
Steve Smith frustrated after second-straight washout

Chasing a modest target of 183 runs, Australia were off to a steady start with David Warner and Aaron Finch producing an opening stand of 45 runs in 7.5 overs. Australia's selectors have kept the same batting unit that stuttered in Birmingham before rain saved the day. If the umpire things it was out then I have nothing to say on the matter.

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  • Most-Watched NBA Finals Since 1998 Finish Strong
Most-Watched NBA Finals Since 1998 Finish Strong

That game clocked in with a 22.3 rating . While shy of last year's deciding Game 7 (which did 25.1 mil/9.2 in fast nats), Monday's match-up was up 10 percent from the most recent deciding Game 5 (Spurs/Heat 2014). The 2017 NBA Finals is expected to go down as one of the most-watched championship series ever from a ratings standpoint, even wi...

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  • Warriors take rubber series for 2nd title in 3 years
Warriors take rubber series for 2nd title in 3 years

It would be a stretch to say Durant was the missing piece of the proverbial puzzle, but his presence helped turn the Warriors from a potentially vulnerable team in a seven-game series to downright unbeatable over a postseason series. Durant has been criticized occasionally in his career for struggling in the biggest of moments, but he has been de...

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  • Durant, Curry lead Warriors to NBA title
Durant, Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

That's what the Cavaliers must do after falling to the Warriors in the final for the second time in three seasons, having rallied from 3-1 down a year ago to win the crown when James led the series in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks-another unprecedented feat.

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  • Warriors are champs again
Warriors are champs again

The Warriors won 129. For ex-Spartans forward Draymond Green , his third consecutive appearance in the National Basketball Association finals meant redemption. The Warriors lead the Cavaliers 3-1 and will try to win their second title in three years Monday. Durant, who will likely be crowned Finals MVP, finished with a team-high 39 points on 1...

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  • Warriors win back National Basketball Association crown
Warriors win back National Basketball Association crown

The early betting odds are already out for the 2018 National Basketball Association season, and the Golden State Warriors are already heavy favorites - less than even money. But it was Durant, who left Oklahoma City for Oakland at the end of last season, who carried the team . He became the first player to average a triple-double in the Finals...

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  • ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Twitterati trolls Sri Lanka fielding, hails Pakistan win
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Twitterati trolls Sri Lanka fielding, hails Pakistan win

It was Tahir's (1) wicket that bundled up South Africa for 191 runs. "That's why we play cricket , we want to play on the big stage against the big teams and tomorrow is one of those games". Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed had attributed the win against South Africa to good bowling against a strong side and he would look for another such d...

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  • Liverpool backs off van Dijk after Southampton threats
Liverpool backs off van Dijk after Southampton threats

An investigation was launched into the move, which discovered that Liverpool had contravened Premier League rules regarding the signing of young players before they applied for his transfer. The former Celtic defender has also attracted interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City in recent weeks. Liverpool are yet to have made ...

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  • Watch Kevin Durant, LeBron James Embrace After Historic NBA Finals Performances
Watch Kevin Durant, LeBron James Embrace After Historic NBA Finals Performances

In the five Finals games, Durant averaged 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals. The Cavs fought until the end. You've got to tip your hat to Cleveland. Whoever wins this thing, there are no excuses. A awful March saw the Cavs go 7-10 and repeatedly look exhausted and uninspired on defense. James has 16 points, Kyri...

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  • Golden State Warriors win NBA championship against Cleveland Cavaliers
Golden State Warriors win NBA championship against Cleveland Cavaliers

Durant paid special tribute to Cavaliers superstar LeBron James , who drained a game-high 41 points, but whose record in NBA Finals now falls to 3-5. There had been plenty of memorable moments from Durant and James in these Finals, but nothing like the early fourth quarter stretch in which the Warriors star seized his chance to win his first tit...

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  • Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for NBA Finals
Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for NBA Finals

The ultimate championship rubber match, which most everyone expected the moment last year's Finals ended, begins on Thursday in Oakland and will cap what has been a predictable 82-game regular season and lopsided postseason. With Durant, Golden State's small lineup of death is outscoring opponents by 21.1 net points per 100 possessions in t...

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  • Bradley scores early, USA-Mexico tie 1-1
Bradley scores early, USA-Mexico tie 1-1

Soccer Federation fired coach Jurgen Kinsmann and brought back Arena, the Americans' coach from 1998-2006. A native of Homer Glen, Ill., Guzan has enjoyed a successful worldwide and club career, playing for multiple teams in the English Premier League: Aston Villa, Hull City and Middlesbrough.

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  • Rahal rolling as he arrives at Texas off 2 IndyCar wins
Rahal rolling as he arrives at Texas off 2 IndyCar wins

You don't understand how good that feels". Dixon, the current point-leader, missed the pole by less than one-hundredth of a second. Defending series champion Simon Pagenaud finished third. On Lap 37, Alexander Rossi found himself in the middle of Dixon and Kanaan, and three-wide approaching Turn 3 didn't work. Hinchcliffe's auto bounced off Mi...

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