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Author: 0 Blasts at funeral in Kabul adds to wave of violence

Anger at the government for not doing more to prevent that attack led to protests on Friday. Afghan black a road during clashes at a protest against the government following a catastrophic truck bomb attack near Zanbaq Square in Kabul on June 2, 2017.

Sports Warriors Win 2017 NBA Championship
Author: 0 Warriors Win 2017 NBA Championship

The Warriors won 129. The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to win the finals series 4-1. Kevin Durant cops the 2017 NBA Finals MVP trophy. Durant, who scored 30 points or more in all five games, put in the dagger with a drive from the top at 5:01 for a 118-106 lead. Last season, the Warriors won 73 games in the regular season but came up a win short in the 2016 NBA Finals.

Author: 0 Stones can handle England midfield role - Southgate

Next season we don't know who will be playing at which club, who will be in form. Southgate said Kane would follow in the footsteps of Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson , now recovering from injury but who wore the armband in the manager's first two matches in charge, against Malta and Slovenia last autumn.

Sports Rafael Nadal reclaims French Open throne by defeating Stanislas Wawrinka
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal reclaims French Open throne by defeating Stanislas Wawrinka

Nadal has been nearly flawless throughout a magnificent fortnight at Roland Garros , where it seemed inevitable that he would become the first man to win the same grand slam 10 times in the Open Era. Finally back to full strength in the offseason, Nadal returned to work, reconstructing his forehand and redoubling his efforts to get back to his best.

Sports Wales can handle Serbia without Bale, says Allen
Author: 0 Wales can handle Serbia without Bale, says Allen

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey put Chris Coleman's men in front with a cheeky first-half penalty, but Newcastle forward Aleksandar Mitrovic levelled to make it 1-1 and keep Serbia and Republic of Ireland four points clear with four matches left.

Author: 0 LeBron James congratulates, embraces Kevin Durant after Game 5

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. LeBron James has now lost five Finals in eight appearances - only the fourth player to come up short in five NBA Finals . He also produced what will likely go down as the signature moment of this series when he hit a 3-pointer over LeBron James with 45 seconds left in Game 3 that gave the Warriors the lead for good and all ...

Author: 0 Banks gives Highlanders thrilling win over Lions

With the score at 22-13, the Lions had a leg up, but it was the Highlanders that finished stronger. The Highlanders emerged from that period of pressure with three points thanks to a Sopoaga penalty , before the Lions had two potential tries ruled out by the TMO - Rhys Webb and Tommy Seymour rightly denied by the replays.

Author: 0 Warriors beat Cavs 129 -120 to win NBA title

Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after a basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland , California. "Since late September", LeBron James said. Stephen Curry was outstanding for the Warriors, scoring 20 points in the half. Their one title came a year ago when the Cavs became the first National Basketball Association team to rally from a 3-1 Finals deficit to deliver the city its first ...

Sports French Open Day 9: Three things to watch out for today
Author: 0 French Open Day 9: Three things to watch out for today

Simona Halep , the 2014 runner-up, said the torn ligament in her right ankle is no longer an issue and proved that by defeating 26th-seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russian Federation 6-0, 7-5. The 25-year-old Romanian, runner-up here in 2014, was a doubt for the tournament with an ankle injury. Marin Cilic is through to the fourth round of the French Open after swatting aside Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-3, 6-3.

Author: 0 Chris Woakes to Miss Remaining Champions Trophy Games

The South African skipper said that although his side are brimming with confidence knowing that they are the No.1 ranked team, they need to work harder and take it one game at a time to clinch the title. A typical injury involving damage to intercostals muscles take about four to six weeks to recover. "I'll listen to the medical staff, they know exactly what they are doing".

Author: 0 Durant's non-foul looms large in Warriors' game-deciding run

Losing to a team with four of the top 20 players in the National Basketball Association should not damage his legacy. Sometimes lost in all the chatter about a possible Warriors' dynasty is the fact that Golden State plays lovely, often unselfish team ball.

Author: 0 Penguins' Stanley Cup victory parade will be held Wednesday

Crosby, Lemieux and Gretzky are among the six to win the Conn Smythe multiple times - joined by Parent, Orr, and Patrick Roy. They basically paid for it by losing their #30 and #90 overall picks previous year and Kasperi Kapanen. "There are so much energy in this town around the fans who just want to come out and say hey look, we love you, we had a great experience, and we want you to know how much you have our support", Barry said.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors win 2017 NBA Championship, beat Cavs 129-120

When Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder blew a 3-1 lead of their own in the 2016 Western Conference finals, Durant had still won two more games against Stephen Curry than he did against LeBron the first time they squared off in the 2012 NBA Finals.

Author: 0 Warriors beat Cavaliers to clinch NBA title

From the Bay all the way to OKC. Trailing 3-1 in the best of seven NBA Finals , the Cleveland Cavaliers , led by LeBron James , meet the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 on Monday, June 12, 2017 (6/12/17) at Oracle Arena in Oakland , California.

Sports Warriors' Draymond Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco
Author: 0 Warriors' Draymond Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

Let me get my money's worth if I'm going to get some techs". But after being part of the collective effort to limit Tristan Thompson to 11 rebounds in the first three games, Thompson grabbed 10 in Game 4. Maybe Green feels he needs to electro-shock his own game back to where it was in the Portland series, and the Warriors could certainly use that, too.

Sports Warriors beat Cavaliers 129-120 to win NBA title
Author: 0 Warriors beat Cavaliers 129-120 to win NBA title

Their mission is complete - his mission is complete. This is the Warriors second title in three years. This second title in three years very well could be one of many more. "But I have too much respect for them", Green said. They weren't nervous at all. "Five games didn't do it justice, just for how competitive it was", Kerr said.

Author: 0 Spanish state prosecutor charges Ronaldo with tax fraud

The provincial prosecutor's office in Madrid has filed a lawsuit against Ronaldo, focusing on four alleged instances of fraud which it claims were committed between 2011 and 2014. Ronaldo is the highest paid sporting celebrity in the world according to Forbes, coming out on top with £73m ahead of LeBron James who totals £67.8m in earnings.

Author: 0 Warriors beat Cavaliers to win NBA Finals

When a team's back is against the wall, they're going to come out and give everything they've got. But it was a ideal storm for the Cavaliers as so many things contributed to the Warriors' collapse. If Green hadn't been suspended for Game 5 past year, the Warriors might be going for a three-peat right now. David West fought for the ball with Irving, then they got tangled up and Tristan Thompson entered the fray and he and West went at each other face-to-face.

Author: 0 Warriors put away Cavs, claim second title in three years

From J.R. Smith's contract holdout and right-thumb surgery to Love's knee procedure to a roster that started the season without a backup point guard after the free-agency departure of Matthew Dellavedova and retirement of Mo Williams, things never truly clicked.

Sports Harry Kane cherishes special England leveller against Scotland
Author: 0 Harry Kane cherishes special England leveller against Scotland

Northern Ireland stayed five points behind Germany in second place after an stoppage time goal by Stuart Dallas gave them a 1-0 win in Azerbaijan. Speaking about that position particularly, he said: 'We've gone into this game without Jack Wilshere, Jordan Henderson, Danny Drinkwater and Fabian Delph but there's no one else playing in that position - you're looking at [veterans] Michael Carrick and Gareth Barry.

Sports Jelena Ostapenko to take French Open glory in her stride
Author: 0 Jelena Ostapenko to take French Open glory in her stride

And the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris is among the turfs known for that. I'm sad I couldn't win it but it was a great experience. Maria Sharapova , who hasn't played in a Grand Slam tournament for 1½ years because of a 15-month doping ban, announced Saturday that she will not try to qualify for Wimbledon because of an injured left thigh.

Author: 0 Rinne, Murray have opposite track records

A Pittsburgh Penguins fan holds a catfish sign adorned with the face of Nashville Predators' P.K. Subban during the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 8, 2017 , in Pittsburgh . Penguins goalie Matt Murray , who stopped 60 of 64 shots he faced in the first two games (.938), gave up eight goals on 58 shots in the third and fourth games (.862).

Sports Judge blasts two homers as Yanks rout O's
Author: 0 Judge blasts two homers as Yanks rout O's

Over at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees will be finishing up their Major League Baseball series. New York Yankees right outfielder, Aaron Judge hit the longest home run in Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles .

Author: 0 Some guy named Scooter just hit four home runs in a row

The feat makes Gennett only the 17th player in major league history to hit four home runs during a game and the first to record five hits, four homers, and 10 RBIs in a game, The Associated Press reported . He is the first member of the Reds, a franchise whose origin (1866) predates professional baseball and that counts Pete Rose and Ken Griffey Jr., as alumni, to hit four home runs in one game.

Sports Insider reveals latest Antoine Griezmann development amid Man United transfer reports
Author: 0 Insider reveals latest Antoine Griezmann development amid Man United transfer reports

The FC crew debate whether the time is right for Antoine Griezmann to leave Atletico Madrid for Manchester United . He said: "The issue of the money is a private one". The France worldwide looked set to be moving to Old Trafford this summer before Atletico's transfer ban was upheld, meaning that the Spanish club would be unable to sign a replacement until January 2018.

Sports MLB Draft results: Dodgers pick speedy Vanderbilt outfielder Jeren Kendall
Author: 0 MLB Draft results: Dodgers pick speedy Vanderbilt outfielder Jeren Kendall

Given his experience against high-level competition, and his potential for five average or better tools, don't be surprised when he goes early in the first round. The Washington Nationals took SC junior right-hander Wil Crowe in the second round with the 65th overall pick ($946,500 slot value). Because he missed all of 2015 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Cooper was a fourth-year junior this year and is already 22 years old.

Sports Santana dominates Giants with bat, arm in 4-0 Twins win
Author: 0 Santana dominates Giants with bat, arm in 4-0 Twins win

The Giants were held to four hits. The Giants bats had an opportunity to break the game open in the third, leading 1-0 with the bases loaded. Posey's two-run double erased a 5-4 deficit and Hunter Pence knocked in Posey with a double. Moore surrendered a bases-clearing double to counterpart RHP Ervin Santana in a three-run Twins fourth that completed the game's scoring. And it will happen in part because Turley struck out 15 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre batters while pitching for Rochester, ...

Sports Warriors' Green Says Cavs Fans, Cleveland Not the 'Sharpest'
Author: 0 Warriors' Green Says Cavs Fans, Cleveland Not the 'Sharpest'

Green was allowed to stay in the game Friday night after officials said the first of two technical fouls charged to him had actually been called on coach Steve Kerr . "You guys win one game and want to start talking insane", Green said to no one in particular on his walk out of the arena. The Cavs will have to win that game to keep the series alive.

Author: 0 James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

Did Cleveland show enough in the last three games - the heartbreaking loss in Game 3, the offensive explosion in Game 4, the relatively close clincher - to convince the organization that this roster can beat the Warriors in a seven-game series? "To be back here and bring gold Larry (the O'Brien trophy) back home, I'm just excited to be a part of this group and accomplish something special".

Sports Warriors dethrone Cavaliers, capture National Basketball Association title with 129-120 win
Author: 0 Warriors dethrone Cavaliers, capture National Basketball Association title with 129-120 win

Starting point guard Stephen Curry emerged as one of the game's most gifted shooters of all-time and is the NBA's two-time reigning Most Valuable Player. Golden State went 11-0 during that stretch before Kerr returned for Game 2 of the NBA Finals. "We were able to get them past year and they went out and got one of the best players this league has ever seen", Cavaliers star LeBron James said.

Sports Smith frustrated after second wash-out
Author: 0 Smith frustrated after second wash-out

With heavy rain forecasted, Australia were expected to race out of the blocks but David Warner and Aaron Finch showed restraint to reach 40 unbeaten after seven overs. Bangladesh stay in contention, just, despite their opening loss to England . "I think in the middle patches of the match , we couldn't get any wickets, that's also a [key] point", he said.

Author: 0 Harry Kane credits Royal Marines for late Hampden equaliser

But Hart insists that such was the quality of the Scotland hero's strikes, he had no chance of saving them, and he congratulated the Celtic frontman on producing his two moments of magic that took his country to the brink of a famous victory.

Author: 0 Fan pays $133000 for pair of NBA Finals tickets

Durant hit two deep 3s and Andre Iguodala threw down a soaring, one-handed dunk that sparked an increasingly nervous Oracle Arena crowd. "I was anxious. Now Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and the Warriors have found the range. "I can't wait to celebrate with my teammates". Some might argue that the Cavaliers were allowed to be a little too physical with Curry at times during this game, but Curry was ineffective all night in what could have been a historic night for his team.

Sports Watch 2017 French Open quarterfinals online
Author: 0 Watch 2017 French Open quarterfinals online

Nishikori, 27, needed nearly four hours to win 7-5 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 0-6 6-4 in a third-round match finished on Sunday after the previous day's rain delay. Russian beanpole Karen Khachanov has earned a shot at world No 1 Andy Murray after upending American John Isner in the third round. "(I'm) very happy about the first week of competition, obviously".

Sports Nadal's search for 10th French Open off to a win
Author: 0 Nadal's search for 10th French Open off to a win

If Novak Djokovic was hoping to take a little pressure and attention off himself after some rough results, he might very well have found the ideal way to do that by adding Andre Agassi as a coaching consultant of sorts for the French Open .

Sports A look at all 10 of Rafael Nadal's French Open finals
Author: 0 A look at all 10 of Rafael Nadal's French Open finals

Rafael Nadal once again justified his " King of Clay " tag by bagging an incredible tenth French Open title on Sunday at the expense of Stan Wawrinka who had no answer to the Spaniard's thumping groundstrokes and overall play. There is always one more ball coming back. Sometimes, the French Open offers some shocking outcomes. As a tired Wawrinka sliced a volley into the net on match point Nadal collapsed on his back on the baseline.

Author: 0 Cavs open Game 5 with backs against the wall

Zaza Pachulia, the Warriors big man who was involved in one of the more contentious exchanges when he appeared to throw a punch at Iman Shumpert's nether regions, said nothing has gone too far at this point. Coming home for Game 5 the Warriors sounded supremely confident that they can shake off that Game 4 lapse and end this thing on their home court.

Sports Watch Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers 2017 live on TV, Online
Author: 0 Watch Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers 2017 live on TV, Online

It was a record-breaking performance that can not be duplicated on the road, and that's what it will take. Ladies and Gents, here's your Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals , Mr. Durant: "I didn't watch it". Thanks for clearing that up, Stephen A. But despite that, the Warriors scored 116 points. In the end, the Cavaliers simply did not have the requisite star power to topple the talent-laden Warriors , even with four-time league MVP James doing all he could to keep his team in it.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant named Finals MVP

Cleveland last season became the first team ever to overturn a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven finals but after falling 3-0 down this time around, they were only able to pull one game back before the Warriors finished the job. It was the fifth straight 30-point performance for Durant in as many Finals games and earned him the MVP award. "You've got to call Kevin Durant a champ now".

Author: 0 Kevin Durant & LeBron James ready for game 5

The Warriors won 129. Kevin Durant is bananas. "We have haven't felt this feeling walking off the court with a loss in a while", said Stephen Curry . Then it was Golden State's time again. The win spelled redemption for the Warriors, who brought forward Kevin Durant over from the Oklahoma City Thunder last offseason to bolster their already high-powered offense.

Author: 0 Warriors hold 71-60 lead at half in NBA Finals Game 5

And, finally, Curry continued to tail off in his own scoring, finishing Game 4 with only 14 points on 4-of-13 shooting. Golden State , who beat Cleveland in the 2015 finals only to lose to them previous year after squandering a 3-1 series lead, set a record in this season's playoffs by losing just one of their 16 games , their only loss coming in Game 4 of the finals.

Author: 0 A few things to know about the Major League Baseball draft

He played 1B a bit this year for Mississippi State, but he has played corner outfield and the Twins did take him as an outfielder. The Aliso Viejo, CA native was a member of the gold medal-winning USA Baseball 18U National Team in the fall of 2016 that defeated Cuba in October for the 2016 COPABE Pan American AAA Championship.

Sports David West And Tristan Thompson Got Really Close During This Heated Scuffle
Author: 0 David West And Tristan Thompson Got Really Close During This Heated Scuffle

It turns out Thompson and West came closer and closer. The Cavs point guard wasn't done fighting for possession, though, and he reached in to try to wrest the ball away from the veteran bruiser. Like, really in his face. David West, left, and Tristan Thompson exchange pleasantries. After officials reviewed the incident, West, Smith and Thompson were assessed technical fouls.

Author: 0 Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers to claim title

Myers told Green: Let's not do this again. James has stood in the way of Golden State each of the last three seasons, CBS Sports reports . The Warriors won the series over the Cavaliers, 4-1. Durant became the first player with five consecutive 30-point performances in the NBA Finals since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000. "We have championship DNA", said James, who broke Magic Johnson's record with his ninth triple-double in the Finals.