Author: 0 Sports Night: Warriors are NBA champions

For once, I was actually able to watch the game. In a video, Riley can be seen checking out her reflection and seeing how her hat would look sideways. Durant accepted that he was jittery before the final match. Monday night was for appreciating the heights the Warriors reached over this past season.

Author: 0 Hamilton wins Canadian Grand Prix

I hope this can continue throughout the year", Independent quoted Hamilton as saying. "We came here, the car's back to where it should be". Charging from the back of the field after a first-lap incident with Max Verstappen sent him to the pits for a new front wing for his auto to finish fourth was points-leader Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari .

Author: 0 Preview CT 2017 Semi Final 1 :England vs Pakistan

A two-day turnaround does not leave much time to address such issues but, then again, Pakistan only needed three days to bounce back from a 124-run thrashing by arch-rivals and title-holders India in their tournament opener before defeating top-ranked South Africa .

Sports Durant: 'Kyrie Irving is better than Allen Iverson'
Author: 0 Durant: 'Kyrie Irving is better than Allen Iverson'

Kyrie Irving was the second-best player on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals [VIDEO ] and he almost averaged 30 points per game in the series. Irving , 25, already has an National Basketball Association title (who could forget his go-ahead 3 in Game 7 previous year?) and has been named to four All-Star teams, compared to Iverson's three.

Sports Harry Kane to retain England captaincy for France friendly
Author: 0 Harry Kane to retain England captaincy for France friendly

Hampden Park had been rocking after Leigh Griffiths scored two free-kicks after the 87th-minute to make it 2-1, but England - and Kane - kept composure with a fine equaliser. "I don't think it's important at this time he's tied down to one position". Southgate added: "I have a feeling I might have been sitting here talking about how long it was since he last scored for England if he hadn't scored it.

Author: 0 Pakistan bowl; Amir out, Bairstow in

England won all their round one matches against Bangladesh , New Zealand and Australia to top Group A while Pakistan won their final two must win games against South Africa and Sri Lanka to claim the second position in Group B. Sarfraz struck an unbeaten 61-run knock off 79 balls besides sharing a pivotal partnership of 75 runs with fast bowler Mohammad Amir (unbeaten at 28) to help Pakistan chase down the target with 31 balls to spare.

Author: 0 Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers for title

I'm ready to do it again". SPARKED by 39 points from Kevin Durant and 34 from Stephen Curry , the Golden State Warriors won their fifth NBA title Monday, beating Cleveland 129-120 to capture the NBA Finals for the second time in three seasons.

Author: 0 Oregon Rep. Greg Walden Responds To Wednesday's Shooting In Virginia

President Trump responded to the attack, saying he was "deeply saddened" by the violence and is expected to make a statement. President Trump said in a tweet that Scalise "was badly injured but will fully recover", adding, "Our thoughts and prayers are with him".

Author: 0 Virginia Steve Scalise shooting: What we know

Two law enforcement sources told CNN the shooter, who is in police custody, has been taken to a hospital. He adds , "Our thoughts and prayers are with him". Several other people were also wounded, officials said. "Right now everyone is focused on praying", Bond said. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was shot by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday morning at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington .

Sports Kohli my target: Hasan Ali on CT2017 clash with India
Author: 0 Kohli my target: Hasan Ali on CT2017 clash with India

We see crickets (the insect) on the batting side. The match against Pakistan will be highly intense. Australia haven't won the Champions Trophy since 2009 and will open their tournament against New Zealand in Birmingham on Friday, after facing Pakistan on Monday (1930 AEST).

Sports Why the Penguins' back-to-back Cups are good for the National Hockey League
Author: 0 Why the Penguins' back-to-back Cups are good for the National Hockey League

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs. Crosby has also won two Art Ross trophies as the NHL's leading point scorer, two Hart Memorial trophies for regular-season MVP and has been the league's leading goal scorer two times, including in this season.

Sports State of Origin: Why Maroons are wrong to target Hayne
Author: 0 State of Origin: Why Maroons are wrong to target Hayne

Fifita scored a second-half try, set up James Maloney to score the opening try of the match and was a constant handful for the Maroons defense all night. CALLS for their Queensland axing have been echoing throughout the state nearly from the season kick-off but out-of-form quartet Jacob Lillyman, Justin O'Neill, Aidan Guerra and Nate Myles are adamant they will let no one down when they don a maroon jersey on Wednesday night.

Sports Crosby, Pens cap unbelievable year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Crosby, Pens cap unbelievable year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup

Greats like Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux - the players Crosby was considered heir to - didn't just win scoring titles and MVPs and Stanley Cups. "All the years I've been in the business interviewing coaches, firing coaches, meeting coaches, Bob was the most prepared and his performance, his preparation, his passion knocked us out of the park".

Sports Halep, Ostapenko to battle it out for French Open title
Author: 0 Halep, Ostapenko to battle it out for French Open title

Jelena Ostapenko became the first Latvian Grand Slam finalist after blasting past Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 6-3 in the French Open semi-finals on Thursday. The Romanian was under pressure early in the decider but finally chased down a forehand and fired a brilliant cross-court victor to grab a 3-1 lead.

Sports Nadal marches on in pursuit of 10th French Open title
Author: 0 Nadal marches on in pursuit of 10th French Open title

Raonic and Carreno Busta may well be thinking the same thing. I have obviously played him a year ago semis here, played a really good match , played an incredible match against him in Rome. 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.

Author: 0 Pakistan hopes Cardiff lucky charm stays in semi-final

Junaid, who replaced Wahab Riaz and has assisted Pakistan in their last two victories, said that the team is ready for the England challenge and they will try their best to enter the final. Pakistan managed to bundle out a formidable Sri Lankan batting line-up for 236 runs in their last Group B match after deciding to bowl first at the Cardiff Wales Stadium here on Monday.

Author: 0 Soccer fans pay tribute to attacks victims

France protested, asking the referee Davide Massa to go to the Video Assistant Referee, which he did, only to end up not just confirming the spot-kick but also sending off Varane . Giroud was allowed to meet a free-kick with a powerful header that Tom Heaton did well to stop. Sidibe was first to respond to the rebound to slot home.

Author: 0 Sarfraz steers team to semis

Pakistan marched into the semi-finals after recording a dramatic three-wicket victory against Sri Lanka at the same ground on Monday. "We would have batted first anyway", said England captain Eoin Morgan at the toss. England were the first team to qualify for the semis on the back of three impressive wins against New Zealand and old foes Australia . The last time Pakistan defeated England in an ICC event was in 1996.

Author: 0 Roland Garros - Bacsinszky upsets Mladenovic! Ostapenko beats Wozniacki

The last time that happened here was in 1977, when Mima Jausovec claimed the title. Dive in for the all the headlines and sidelines from the fifth day. "We had a hurricane, a sandstorm, and we nearly had snow, too". In the quarterfinals Bacsinszky in two sets stopped hope France's Kristina Mladenovic .

Author: 0 Mickey Arthur urges Pakistan to go 'one step further'

That success, however, was Pakistan's only win in the five-match series - a series in which England racked up a world record 444-3 off 50 overs, featuring 16 sixes. Earlier, Hasan Ali took 3-35 as Pakistan won the toss and bowled out a badly misfiring England . England are aware that the Pakistani pacers are adept at exploiting helpful seaming conditions .

Author: 0 Not again! Venus sent packing by Bacsinszky in Paris

The Spaniard broke down in tears after her Roland Garros title defence ended in a fourth round 6-1 3-6 6-3 defeat by Mladenovic. "So I came back and played a more versatile game". The 15th-seeded Monfils moved into the fourth round at the French Open for the seventh time. To Spanish-speaking reporters, she later added, "I lost confidence, and my opponent of course was on home turf, so it created a lot of tension".

Author: 0 India captain Virat Kohli says 'not taking anything for granted' against Bangladesh

England , the only team yet to be beaten in this tournament , are seeking to continue their remarkably one-day transformation since exiting the 2015 World Cup at the group stage. Joe Root also sits among the top run scorers in the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy scoring 212 runs in three matches with the highest score of an unbeaten 133 against Bangladesh .

Sports Pakistan beat South Africa by 19 runs (DLS)
Author: 0 Pakistan beat South Africa by 19 runs (DLS)

However, Babar Azam (31 not out) and Shoaib Malik (16 not out) took Pakistan to 119-3 off 27 overs when heavy rain stopped play at 7:41pm. The Green Shirts have lost both of their previous Champions Trophy matches against South Africa (2006 and 2013 editions).

Author: 0 Diego Costa sends open message to Chelsea fans

It's suggested that Romelu Lukaku is close to sealing a £70m move to Stamford Bridge , thus why Conte sent that well-publicised text to Diego Costa last week informing him that he didn't form part of his plans at Chelsea moving forward.

Sports Stan Wawrinka ready for French Open rematch with Andy Murray
Author: 0 Stan Wawrinka ready for French Open rematch with Andy Murray

Today's match wasn't particularly long, and there were not many long rallies. Tennis is not usually like flicking a switch (unless you are Roger Federer ); it's hard to just turn on top form when you have been struggling. Wawrinka took a medical timeout midway through the second set, laying down on the sideline and getting massaged by a trainer, but then played well the rest of the way, using his sweet-swinging one-handed backhand to great effect.

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Sri Lanka Vs South Africa

Mathews' absence would be a substantial blow to Sri Lanka , who rely on him to bring balance to the XI - he often delivers 10 overs in ODIs in addition to batting at No. Regular skipper Angelo Mathews has suffered a calf-injury and might not be available. After being invited by the Lankans to bat first, South Africa made a challenging 299, courtesy another brilliant century from Hashim Amla and invaluable contribution from Faf du Plesis.

Author: 0 Pakistan vs England Match Prediction: Who Will Win CT Semi-Final 1

India , after a clinical performance against South Africa , would like to maintain the same intensity against a team that could prove to be a proverbial banana peel for them. For the second time in three days in Cardiff , Sarfraz won the toss and elected to field on what was now a used pitch. They have always been an unpredictable side but England , the only undefeated in the league stage, were expected to get past the sub-continent squad with little difficulty.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: England vs Pakistan

He said, "We've got nothing to lose, yes, but we've always said we're in it to win it". England , as expected, are favourites in the first one, against a Pakistan side who at times have been nearly a caricature of their cricketing image - wretched in their first match , against India , inspired (particularly with the ball) against South Africa , and sporadically excellent against Sri Lanka while giving their fans plenty of scares as they scrambled over the line in pursuit of a ...

Sports Congressman Steve Scalise Shot At GOP Baseball Practice
Author: 0 Congressman Steve Scalise Shot At GOP Baseball Practice

Wednesday morning. Four other victims were transported to the hospital following the shooting . US House Majority Whip Steve Scalise leaves during the House vote on continuing a resolution on a budget on Capitol Hill in Washington , US April 28, 2017.

Author: 0 England vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy semi-final

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews rued his side's missed chances as they bowed out of the Champions Trophy after going down to a narrow three-wicket defeat against Pakistan in Cardiff on Monday. Earlier, Mortaza's side shared points with Australia after the match was washed away due to rain while lost to hosts England in the tournament opener.

Author: 0 Tapwrit claims Belmont Stakes glory for Todd Pletcher

He's good at getting horses in position. Jose Ortiz said the difference between the Belmont and the Kentucky Derby , in which Tapwrit was sixth, was the longer distance Saturday. 11, the $1.2 million Fasig-Tipton August buy was a tiresome fifth in the GII Toyota Blue Grass S. and ran sixth with traffic trouble in the GI Kentucky Derby May 6.

Sports 500000 fans may attend parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win
Author: 0 500000 fans may attend parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win

Love him or hate him, he is the player of our generation, he draws crowds and fills stands just by having his name on a team sheet. There's a chance Murray will be replacing the 32-year-old Fleury on a full-time basis after this season. At least Fleury gets to go out as he should be remembered - a Stanley Cup champion. Imagine if he declined, got traded, and Murray couldn't start the postseason.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Sarfraz Ahmed steers Pakistan to victory

England captain Eoin Morgan declined to confirm on Tuesday that Bairstow will replace the woefully out-of-form Jason Roy, but all the evidence from the hosts' morning net session was that the Test wicketkeeper will be summoned off the bench.

Author: 0 Fans federation slams late Premier League games proposal

Following that their next scheduled home clash is with Swansea City on September 19, so it means that the North Londoners' away form could be vital if they are to emulate early success from the last two seasons. They will finish the campaign with a tricky away trip to Newcastle . They start 2018 with a trip to Leicester on New Year's Day . Some teams were probably thankful to be facing Jose Mourinho's United towards the end of the season.

Sports Cleveland Cavaliers still stinging from Game 3 loss in NBA Finals
Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers still stinging from Game 3 loss in NBA Finals

It would take an even more unlikely comeback for the Cavaliers to prevent the Warriors from winning the 2017 NBA Finals and Durant might take less than the max in the offseason to keep the core together. I saw Abdul-Jabbar play in person 20 times during the height of his career with the Milwaukee Bucks and in his early days with the Lakers, and he was an unstoppable force on both ends of the court.

Author: 0 Warriors-Cavaliers generate highest ratings for Finals series since Michael Jordan era

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green knew Kevin Durant was the answer for his team to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers . He also produced what will likely go down as the signature moment of the Finals when he hit a three-pointer over LeBron James with 45 seconds left in Game Three that gave the Warriors the lead for good and all but sealed the Cavaliers' fate.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors Win NBA Finals Over Cleveland Cavaliers

Golden State beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them previous year, squandering a 3-1 series lead. Then they dismantled the Cavs, who had dismantled the East. And Durant knows James will soon be working on new ways to dethrone the Warriors. "But until you break through and win that first championship, there's always still something there".

Author: 0 US Open 2017: Notable pairings in first round

The USGA is warning spectators to plan for muddy conditions. As McIlroy was speaking, the USGA was overseeing the cutting back of dense, tall rough in only a few areas of the course. A rib problem has disrupted his year, albeit the Northern Irishman believes the changes to his practice regime as dictated by that injury might be a blessing in disguise.

Author: 0 Real rejects United's Morata bid, say reports

Jose Mourinho's side moved quickly for Morata after Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann ruled out a move to United last week, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) had rejected Atletico's appeal of a transfer ban imposed by Federation Internationale de Football Association.

Sports Champions Chelsea face Burnley opener
Author: 0 Champions Chelsea face Burnley opener

The Premier League today published fixtures for the coming 2017-18 campaign. The Premier League champions will open the defence of their title at home to Burnley when the season kicks off in August. But, as fans pore over the fixtures what are the main conclusions to be drawn? Manchester United's first meeting with Liverpool , always one of the highlights of the season, will be on October 14 at Anfield .

Author: 0 Matt Murray remains Penguins starter for Game 5

Subban. After combining for zero points in Games 3 and 4, Malkin had a goal and an assist and Kessel a goal and two assists. Nashville has been practically unbeatable on home ice in the postseason and the Predators will once again be supported by a loud-and-proud crowd to lend energy and motivation.

Sports Next season's Premier League fixtures have been released
Author: 0 Next season's Premier League fixtures have been released

Arsenal , with Arsene Wenger's future finally resolved , take on Leicester at the Emirates Stadium and go to Stoke before following that fixture against Liverpool with a game against Bournemouth . This table shows the 20 top-flight teams in the position they're predicted to finish according to bookies' odds, and can be used to identify when their easiest and toughest fixtures are coming up.

Sports Lions loss another lesson ahead of tests - Gatland
Author: 0 Lions loss another lesson ahead of tests - Gatland

The Lions scored tries through Jonathan Joseph , Tommy Seymour and captain Sam Warburton but, having led 22-13 in the 53rd, were overhauled by a passionate Highlanders side in front of a raucous crowd at the Otago Regional Stadium.

Author: 0 How Warriors took back the crown, and how National Basketball Association rivals can compete

Golden State in 2015, the Cavaliers previous year, the Warriors again this time. The Warriors won the title in 2015 before the Cavaliers made their historic comeback past year. Durant, with 39 in last night's clincher, was the difference in what was one of the easiest MVP votes in the history of the Finals. "The expectation for the players that play the game at a higher level is off the charts".

Author: 0 Finals MVP Durant celebrates with fans outside Oracle Arena

The Warriors have now won two championships in the last three years. Golden State completed an unprecedented 16-1 run through the National Basketball Association playoffs, registering the second-best average playoff point differential (plus-13.5) in league history .

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy Semi Final Preview

Akram, Mushtaq Ahmed and Aaqib Javed then rattled the English batting line-up that comprised of Graham Gooch and Ian Botham, restricting them to 227 - helping Pakistan win their first and only World Cup till date . "They're a really, really good one-day unit with no apparent weaknesses". Speaking exclusively to, Sarfraz said that he is looking forward to continue the team's winning run in the tournament.