• No repeat for James, Cavs
No repeat for James, Cavs

Stephen Curry added 34 points, 10 assists and six rebound after a sluggish Game 4 performance. It seems backwards to portray a LeBron James team as some type of gritty, gutsy underdog, but that's exactly how the defending champions played after intermission before finally wearing down.

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  • Rafael Nadal Next Opponent
Rafael Nadal Next Opponent

Nadal, 31, is looking to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam event. Nadal next faces another Spaniard, Pablo Carreno Busta , who finally clinched an epic 4-6 7-6 (7/2) 6-7 (6/8) 6-4 8-6 victory over fifth seed Milos Raonic on his seventh match point.

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  • Fendrich on Tennis: Slam drought done, Nadal heads to grass
Fendrich on Tennis: Slam drought done, Nadal heads to grass

I can not say (yes); I can not say not". That's the one word to best describe the past two weeks of Rafael Nadal . Injury problems were followed by a loss of confidence in 2015 and, just when he had got his game working well again at Roland Garros a year ago, his body let him down once more.

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  • Golden State Warriors Win Second NBA Championship In Three Seasons
Golden State Warriors Win Second NBA Championship In Three Seasons

However, Andre Iguodala assisted a Durant dunk and added one of his own off a Curry feed, reopening a double-digit lead and making the final 7:42 an extended celebration among the Oracle Arena fans. This is the third straight year the Warriors and Cavs faced off in the Finals. For a while it looked like that run might just continue and the Warr...

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  • Cavaliers Blow a 1-3 Deficit, Warriors Win Title
Cavaliers Blow a 1-3 Deficit, Warriors Win Title

KD had 39 points, seven rebounds and five assists, but more importantly the Warriors were a plus-18 over his 40 minutes of play. The second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft was regular season MVP in 2014. "I'm really proud where I am right now as a player and being as consistent every year as I've been". Kerr joked after the game , "Actually...

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  • Only three All Blacks to feature for Highlanders against Lions
Only three All Blacks to feature for Highlanders against Lions

Captain Sam Warburton increased the Lions lead to 20-13 with over twenty minutes left, as the Lions looked on course for their first back-to-back wins on tour. "We shot ourselves in the foot a little bit and we need to learn from that". However, that may change after the Highlanders match in Dunedin. That swung the momentum right back...

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  • Lexington Student Continues To National Spelling Bee Finals
Lexington Student Continues To National Spelling Bee Finals

Forty finalists in the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday will brandish vowels, consonants and the hope of putting them in the proper order to score a $40,000 cash prize. Brendan, who attends St. Lawrence School, in March won the Macomb Daily Regional Spelling Bee at Macomb Community College in Clinton Township. Noll reported that she will...

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  • Kevin Durant named unanimous 2017 Finals MVP
Kevin Durant named unanimous 2017 Finals MVP

Drafted second overall in 2007, Durant went on to average 20.3 points per game in his rookie campaign with the Seattle SuperSonics, one of the few bright spots during the team's dismal season, and was a runaway victor of the NBA Rookie of the Year award.

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  • Beijing Enterprises holds memorial for midfielder Tiote
Beijing Enterprises holds memorial for midfielder Tiote

Tiote had only joined the Chinese team in February after a seven-year stay with Newcastle United. "I lived some extraordinary moments with this man and today he's gone", his former Newcastle team-mate, Senegalese footballer Papisse Cissé said during the memorial.

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  • Warriors beat Cavs for second title in three years
Warriors beat Cavs for second title in three years

They ended with the highest winning percentage ever in the National Basketball Association postseason and won 15 consecutive games, the longest streak in the major North American sports. Completing a ideal 9-0 run at home during the postseason, the Warriors became the first San Francisco Bay Area team to win a championship at home since the Oak...

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  • What they're saying: Warriors win second title in three seasons
What they're saying: Warriors win second title in three seasons

Durant, who will likely be crowned Finals MVP, finished with a team-high 39 points on 14-of-20 shooting. Led by LeBron James' 41 points, the Cavaliers hung within 108-102 with 8:29 to play on a 3-pointer by Kyle Korver. Durant did indeed join a ready-made contender by teaming up with two-time reigning league MVP Stephen Curry on a team that won...

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  • Champions Trophy 2017: England Pacer Chris Woakes Ruled Out Of Tournament
Champions Trophy 2017: England Pacer Chris Woakes Ruled Out Of Tournament

It was Root who was instrumental in England's success. The 28-year-old has taken 89 wickets at an average of 31.60 and an economy rate of 5.58, while he has scored 800 runs for his country in one-day internationals at an average of exactly 25 and a strike rate of 86.86.

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  • Warriors are National Basketball Association champions — Sports Night
Warriors are National Basketball Association champions — Sports Night

The Golden State Warriors have won their second National Basketball Association championship in three seasons after claiming a 4-1 series victory over Cleveland. The Cavaliers are the clear-cut No. 2 favorites to win next year's title, at 3-1 at the SuperBook. This time, everyone was healthy. "You've gotta tip your hat to Cleveland, man".

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  • Reds select high school phenom Hunter Greene in MLB draft
Reds select high school phenom Hunter Greene in MLB draft

ET, and ESPN's Keith Law will be breaking down each pick live as it happens over at Fangraphs . Minnesota took the top prep hitter available in Royce Lewis to kick-start Monday's first day of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft , one that started with three consecutive high school players.

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  • Morgan hints at changing Roy for Bairstow
Morgan hints at changing Roy for Bairstow

Morgan had been staunch in his support of Roy before the Champions Trophy started, saying: "The decision remains the same throughout the tournament.he'll definitely play". "If he's not playing, that wouldn't be too bad", the Pakistan coach laughed. Morgan would not confirm England's XI to take on Pakistan but said he would have "no worries"...

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  • LeBron James rules out playing 3-on-3 basketball in 2020 Olympics
LeBron James rules out playing 3-on-3 basketball in 2020 Olympics

LeBron James has never played on a team that boasts the kind of firepower the Warriors used to dethrone the Cavaliers as Finals champs on Monday night. "So, no, I don't really - you guys want one more question before I leave and not see you guys for a long time?" James hung up his global jersey after the 2012 London Games to make way for the young...

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  • Durant leads Warriors to title
Durant leads Warriors to title

The Warriors won in 2015 before the Cavs made their historic comeback previous year. But during the 2017 Finals reports circulated saying James could head to California to join the Lakers or Clippers as a free agent in 2018. Andre Iguodala, who is right there, he continued to preach that every single day. "But tonight, was a little different, j...

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  • Warriors take 2nd NBA title in 3 years
Warriors take 2nd NBA title in 3 years

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 past year to win the crown when James led the series in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks-another unprecedented feat.

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  • Golden State Warriors fans go wild after NBA Championship win
Golden State Warriors fans go wild after NBA Championship win

The two-time US Olympic gold medallist scored more than 30 points in each of the five games - the first player since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000 for the LA Lakers - and averaged 35.2 per game across the series. James was by far and away the best for the Cavs with 41 points and 13 rebounds and whilst he didn't finish with a triple double, became the ...

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  • 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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