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Author: 0 The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to win title

LeBron James may be the game's greatest player but the manner in which his Cleveland Cavaliers were dispatched in the NBA Finals on Monday may have signalled that his championship window has been slammed shut. The Warriors also got a huge game from Andre Iguodala off the bench, as he contributed 20 points in 38 minutes and dutifully locked down Irving and James.

Sports Smith frustrated by yet another Champions Trophy washout
Author: 0 Smith frustrated by yet another Champions Trophy washout

It was a heartbreak from Australia as they managed to collect just one point yet again against Bangladesh in a match which they were favourites to win. Imrul Kayes (six) soon slapped Pat Cummins' wide delivery into the hands of Aaron Finch before the potentially destructive Mushfiqur Rahim was pinned lbw by Moises Henriques on nine.

Author: 0 Warriors top Cavs for title

The Warriors averaged 121.6 points per game in the Finals, the fourth-highest average in National Basketball Association history and the highest in 50 years, per Elias. Man, he's freaking awesome. Though the Cavaliers led 37-33 at the end of the first quarter, Golden State soon reasserted their dominance by winning the second 38-23 to lead 71-60 at half-time.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors win NBA championship against Cleveland Cavaliers

It was the first career title for Durant , who left Oklahoma City last July to join the Warriors amid expectations he and Golden State would fill trophy cases. But the Warriors also had shooting that would have made them the envy of even some of the toughest teams of all-time. After leading from start to finish in game four, the Cavaliers began aggressively Monday as well.

Sports NBA Finals Will Make Or Break Stephen Curry's Legacy
Author: 0 NBA Finals Will Make Or Break Stephen Curry's Legacy

If you are old enough to remember, it felt like Larry Bird and Magic Johnson played in practically every Finals in the 1980s. In addition to wrapping The Q in NBA Finals signage, many local landmarks and businesses will also showcase banners and deck out with signage to show their support and Cavs pride.

Sports Mexico come from behind to draw with US in World Cup qualifier
Author: 0 Mexico come from behind to draw with US in World Cup qualifier

His plan worked, and was enough for Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio to call out the United States in his post-game presser. The Americans are 1-7-3 in 11 matches at Estadio Azteca with the lone win coming in a friendly in 2012. Michael Bradley is not a ideal midfielder, yet he knows how to get dirty in the trenches on nights like this and will never be accused of lacking effort.

Sports Redskins name Doug Williams senior VP of player personnel
Author: 0 Redskins name Doug Williams senior VP of player personnel

It appears that Allen is the boss of everyone else in the front office, and so it will ultimately be Allen's call, with Williams as his right-hand man. "It's us getting this team better together". Washington is holding a press conference Tuesday morning at Redskins Park to "discuss changes to personnel department".

Author: 0 Penguins' Fleury relinquishes no-movement clause

Marc-Andre Fleury waived his no-movement clause all the way back in February, playing the postseason knowing it would nearly surely be his last with the Pittsburgh Penguins . Fleury's legacy in Pittsburgh is a great one. The expansion draft is set to go down on Wednesday, June 21. That means 23-year-old Matt Murray will be the Penguins' starting goaltender for the foreseeable future.

Sports Agent offers glimmer of hope for United over Morata
Author: 0 Agent offers glimmer of hope for United over Morata

The Real Madrid striker will cost United upwards of £60million and is seen as a replacement for the recently released Zlatan Ibrahimovic . United initially had a £52m bid rejected but are hoping a new offer of £60m will suffice for the Madrid board.

Sports Inter Milan ready to sell Perisic
Author: 0 Inter Milan ready to sell Perisic

However, with United having reportedly had a £35million bid rejected by Inter, Perisic is still up for grabs. Jose Mourinho supposedly travelled to Zagreb to watch the player in action in an global game in March, and was rumoured to have been pleased with his performance, which has led to United's in interest in him.

Author: 0 Hamilton: Canadian GP "a great blow to Ferrari"

British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix for the sixth time defeating his Mercedes colleague Finland's Valtteri Bottas and Australia's Daniel Ricciardo , who was driving for Red Bull . At the third corner Romain Grosjean , and Carlos Sainz got into a tangle, which resulted in Sainz's Toro Rosso spearing across the track, clipping the Williams of Felipe Massa and hitting the wall.

Sports See the moment Kevin Durant and the Warriors won the National Basketball Association title
Author: 0 See the moment Kevin Durant and the Warriors won the National Basketball Association title

Cleveland pulled within 108-102 on a Kyle Korver three-pointer, but again Durant had an answer with a dunk. The 2017 NBA Finals served as a rubber match of sorts between the teams . Kerr returned to full-time coaching for the Final's second game. "They kept us up all night", Durant said . The Warriors had to part ways with talented players in the form of Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes in order to free up the cap space to sign Durant, and it is safe to say that decision has paid off.

Sports Kevin Durant, Warriors knock out Cavs for NBA crown
Author: 0 Kevin Durant, Warriors knock out Cavs for NBA crown

The Warriors went on a 21-to-2 second-quarter run. Everyone stopped. Iguodala insisted they would recover. Iguodala, the 2015 Finals MVP, came up big again with his 2017 postseason-best 20 points off the bench in a testy, tightly called finale to this trilogy Finals that everyone had stamped on the calendar from the moment Durant departed Oklahoma City to join Curry and Co.

Sports Warriors deliver knockout punch to Cavs, win NBA championship
Author: 0 Warriors deliver knockout punch to Cavs, win NBA championship

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.

Author: 0 De Villiers' run-out my fault - du Plessis

Obviously he [de Villiers] is a big player for us and he was looking good and it was a crunch time in the game". We just didn't play well. In case you didn't know. Perfection isn't enough, and if you want to be the best at something on the planet, you need to go beyond that. South Africa found that out for a brief while when he smashed his way to a 33-ball 41, but he couldn't make it big.

Sports Warriors Unanimously Reject Trump White House Visit After Winning Championship
Author: 0 Warriors Unanimously Reject Trump White House Visit After Winning Championship

However, none of the team's staff has officially confirmed the reports. The NBA champion Golden State Warriors and the city of Oakland will host a parade and rally at 10 a.m. Warriors players - and even head coach Steve Kerr - have been outspoken critics of President Donald Trump and his policies. Fans in the Bay Area will have the opportunity to see and hear from their star-studded team up close, including NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant , Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay ...

Sports Tapwrit Takes the Belmont Stakes
Author: 0 Tapwrit Takes the Belmont Stakes

After Pimlico, it was a sweet victory for Pletcher. Jose Ortiz said the difference between the Belmont and the Kentucky Derby, in which Tapwrit was sixth, was the longer distance Saturday. "It looked like Irish War Cry still had something left (but Tapwrit ) really dug down deep". Irish War Cry's lead was not almost as large, and then came the final 1,097 feet, a stretch of track that has ruined Triple Crown hopes and forced many a runner into retirement.

Author: 0 Draymond Green gets technical foul in Game 4 vs. Cavaliers

Green appeared to be ejected when he was called for what the Cavs and Warriors thought was his second technical midway through the third quarter. The box was changed after the third quarter to indicate Kerr had received the first technical.

Author: 0 Warriors beat Cavaliers to clinch National Basketball Association title

Durant capped his spectacular first season with the Warriors by bringing home that coveted National Basketball Association championship he joined Golden State last July so determined to get, scoring 39 points in a fast-and-furious, Finals-clinching 129-120 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 on Monday night.

Author: 0 Southgate continues his England revolution

France have perhaps the most talented and promising squad in global football, but despite the qualities of their players, they are not very convincing in their performances which should be a reason for worry to Deschamps. You've asked me if he's an option (in midfield). Joe Hart retains the backing of England manager Gareth Southgate but another goalkeeper will get the chance to prove his worth in the season-ending friendly in France.

Author: 0 Sarfraz Ahmed concerned with 'soft dismissals' ahead of England clash

England's Champions Trophy semi-final clash with Pakistan on Wednesday (14 June) at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff , Wales is likely to feature a lot of empty seats. Although India team qualified for the semifinals, but they remained at the top of the group, and are scheduled to play their seminal at Edgbaston on Thursday.

Author: 0 Kohli tops ICC ODI batting chart, Dhawan in top-10

Kohli entered the ongoing Champions Trophy 22 points behind De Villiers and 19 behind Australia's David Warner . The right-handed batsman topped the rankings in January for just four days before relinquishing the title. Hazlewood dislodged South Africans Kagiso Rabada - who had briefly risen to the top - and Imran Tahir. In the allrounders' list, Ben Stokes gained one place to displace Mitchell Marsh at No.

Author: 0 Player profiles: Andy Murray vs Juan Martin del Potro

That would be more than the 30 year-old Scot expected of himself: 'When I speak to my team we set high standards but I didn't come here with the mindset that I'm definitely going to go a long way. Andy Murray has some thoughts about the way reporters keep track of everything he does during a tennis match — including between points. 7-5, 6-0, against the unsafe Argentine and was striking the ball with renewed confidence after a turbulent start to the year.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant sends love to Rihanna after Warriors win title

Warriors forward Kevin Durant , 28, was named the Most Valuable Player of the Finals. Turning Point - One of the many dangers that go with facing the Warriors is their ability to turn a tight game into a blowout in a very short time. Durant drove left, right and down the middle, knocked down three-pointers, dished and dunked. "The way that he embraced the opportunity in the Finals, it was unbelievable", Curry said.

Sports Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford set for £30m Everton move
Author: 0 Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford set for £30m Everton move

Pickford is now away with the England under-21 squad, and has earned a call-up to the senior side in the last 12-months, despite only making 24 top-flight appearances in his career. Sources told ESPN FC in April that Everton were lining up a move for Pickford, with Ronald Koeman looking to bring in a new No. 1 goalkeeper this summer.

Sports Harry Kane Wants Permanent England Captaincy
Author: 0 Harry Kane Wants Permanent England Captaincy

Scotland got two goals from nowhere but we still managed to get a point. It looked like we would go on and win the game at that stage, but out of nowhere they score two freekicks. It was important we had those conversations. "They were heavyweight boxers, we were middleweight". But in the 93rd minute - of four added on - Kane side-footed home Jake Livermore's deep cross past Craig Gordon to earn England a share of the spoils.

Sports NBA Champs! Warriors defeat Cavaliers in Game 5 to win title
Author: 0 NBA Champs! Warriors defeat Cavaliers in Game 5 to win title

In 2016, when the Cavs won it all for the first time in their franchise's 52-year history while becoming the first team in league history to recover from a 3-1 deficit, the Warriors were left pondering the what-if scenarios because of Curry's ailing left knee, Draymond Green's Game 5 suspension and Andrew Bogut's injury that cost him the final two games.

Sports Cavaliers' LeBron James first to average triple-double in Finals
Author: 0 Cavaliers' LeBron James first to average triple-double in Finals

Not this time . Though the lead changed several times early in Game 5, it was all the Warriors in the back end of the game. The Cavs shot 62 percent from the field in the first quarter while taking a 37-33 lead, but the Warriors dominated the second quarter to grab a 11-point halftime advantage.

Sports Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant claims Finals MVP
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant claims Finals MVP

LeBron James may be the game's greatest player but the manner in which his Cleveland Cavaliers were dispatched in the NBA Finals on Monday may have signaled that his championship window has been slammed shut. The team's four All-Stars shared the scoring wealth and played tough defense. Even with all their talent it wasn't easy, as Boston needed seven games to beat Philadelphia in the Eastern Division finals and then seven more in the NBA Finals - the last going to overtime - to beat ...

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors fans go wild after NBA Championship win

Iguodala, the 2015 Finals MVP, came up big again with his 2017 postseason-best 20 points off the bench in a testy, tightly called finale to this trilogy Finals that everyone had stamped on the calendar from the moment Durant departed Oklahoma City to join Curry and Co.

Author: 0 State of Origin series 2017

For years the Origin hyperbole suggested Queensland had a mortgage on effort to the last. At halftime, the score stood at 12 - 4 in favour of New South Wales . In a breathless opening half with hardly a stoppage in play, the Blues struck first when Maloney backed up a surging burst and off-load from Fifita to score under the crossbar in the sixth minute.

Author: 0 MVP Durant, Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

Durant accepted the award from Bill Russell who the award is named after before the expected sellout crowd at Oracle Arena enjoying their first Finals clincher on the home court. And throughout the Finals, it often looked as though they were listening to him. For the second time in three years, the Golden State Warriors are National Basketball Association champions.

Author: 0 Warriors Beat Cavs 129-120 To Win NBA Title

Durant - who joined the Warriors only last summer after their collapse in the 2016 Finals - would not let it slip away. The Warriors came back strong in a combative second quarter. Durant finally has a ring and he won it on one of the single most dominant squads in National Basketball Association history. Durant drove left, right and down the middle, knocked down 3-pointers, dished and dunked.

Sports Blaney wins 1st career NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway
Author: 0 Blaney wins 1st career NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway

Wallace said he was embarrassed, but fine. "Not what we wanted today, but it's been a hell of a year", he told his team on the radio. It's definitely harder to win races here than it is in Xfinity or the trucks. "Whenever I watched it, I saw a bunch of Confederate flags — stars and bars staring back at me", he said. "But aside from that, I will cheer up and thank everybody involved in this process".

Sports Royals halt Astros' 11-game win streak
Author: 0 Royals halt Astros' 11-game win streak

The Astros tacked on four more runs in the fourth. He finished with four hits and three RBI while White Merrifield drove in three for the Royals. The walk in there with two outs (to Gordon) kept the inning alive. Tomorrow: the Royals make a rare trip to San Diego for a three-game set with the bad (23-38) Padres. He has 54 strikeouts with 16 walks and a WHIP of 1.10.

Sports England storm into semis of Champions Trophy
Author: 0 England storm into semis of Champions Trophy

Their wins over Bangladesh and New Zealand means they are confirmed as group winners, even before they meet Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday, due to the number of victories they have recorded. Victory in this fixture would see hosts England into the semi-finals of the 50-over tournament featuring the world's leading eight one-day global teams.

Sports Why Jelena Ostapenko's historic run to French Open final is no fluke
Author: 0 Why Jelena Ostapenko's historic run to French Open final is no fluke

The Latvian became the first Grand Slam finalist from her country as she overpowered 30th seed Bacsinszky 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 6-3 in the last four at Roland Garros. Dabrowski and Bopanna entered the match against the seventh seeds, and won, 2-6, 6-2 [12-10]. The only real sign of nerves came at 3-3 in the second set, when she dropped serve from 40-0 and Bacsinszky went on to level the match.

Sports Sebastian Vettel envisioned podium finish before slump to fourth in Montreal
Author: 0 Sebastian Vettel envisioned podium finish before slump to fourth in Montreal

He did not do it on objective because normally you would get a puncture so in that regard he was lucky he did not get one. But we had damage on the front wing, which we didn't notice initially. I didn't really have anywhere to go because Lewis was in front, so if I braked later I would have run into Lewis. Asked how he felt about Red Bull's prospects at the next race in Azerbaijan, Verstappen replied: "I don't care too much".

Sports Astros put McCullers on DL with back issue
Author: 0 Astros put McCullers on DL with back issue

He has walked only 23 batters versus the 45 walks in 81 innings pitched past year. Rangers' third baseman Adrian Beltre returned to the lineup on Saturday and went 1-for-3 with a walk in the Rangers' 6-3, 11-inning win against the Nationals.

Sports Pakistan looks for comeback as they face South Africa
Author: 0 Pakistan looks for comeback as they face South Africa

Four days after being steamrolled by arch-rivals India , Sarfraz Khan and his team mates upset South Africa in the rain-hit match to revive their Group B campaign in Birmingham . "I think the mood is OK", Sarfraz told reporters at Edgbaston on Tuesday. The pressure paid off as Wasim accounted for de Villiers, who slashed the first ball he faced to backward point, to record his first duck in ODIs.

Author: 0 Refs clarify odd Draymond Green-Steve Kerr technical foul switcheroo

It didn't bring them a championship. Green reveals that he rang up KD while stewing immediately following the Cleveland Cavaliers' improbable triumph in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals . However, it was announced over the PA as a technical on Draymond . If he truly had two, he'd be at five - two away from the automatic suspension that's triggered by the seventh technical of the playoffs.

Author: 0 Forbes crowns Sean Combs as highest-paid entertainer

Beyoncé made a huge jump on the list, finding herself ranking at No. 2 with $105 million earned. Puff Daddy's $130 million gave him the edge over longtime pal Beyoncé and author J.K. 49 ($44 million) following the conclusion of her blockbuster 1989 World Tour. Adele - who many expected to top the list - was placed at eighteenth.

Author: 0 Suspected North Korea drone photographed US missile-defense site

The said missile flew for 30 minutes, covering a distance of 700 km and according to BBC , it reached an altitude upwards of 2,000 km . The Washington-based C4ADS think-tank said a small number of interconnected Chinese firms accounted for the vast proportion of trade with North Korea , leaving the impoverished country's procurement network vulnerable to targeted, enforced sanctions.

Sports Steve Smith urges Australia to step on the gas
Author: 0 Steve Smith urges Australia to step on the gas

Four more overs needed to be played for a result to take place but Bangladesh slowed down the over-rate by bowling only pacers towards the end. They were well ahead of the par score for 20 overs. Australia were well on their way to chasing down Bangladesh's total of 182 when showers started in the 16th over in south London . The main threat to Australia's ambitions could come from the weather, with rain forecast for the latter part of the day.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant agreed to join Warriors after Game 7 of 2016 Finals

Durant was almost flawless in Game 5, scoring 39 points on 14-20 shooting, with seven rebound and five assists. Steph Curry added 34 points, 10 assists and 6 boards in the win, while Andre Igoudala added 20, drawing a defensive assignment on Cavs superstar LeBron James for a portion of the night.