Author: 0 Curry and Durant want Warriors stay

Durant , who lost in his only previous NBA Finals appearance in 2012, led the way for the Warriors with 39 points and was relieved after feeling pressure to deliver prior to the game. For James , already a three-times champion , the loss puts him in rare - but not ideal - company as only the fourth player to come up short in five NBA Finals .

Author: 0 Aqib Talib, Cavs fan, mocks Kevin Durant and champion Warriors

Indeed, the loss to the Warriors drops James' career record in the Finals to 3-5 and drops Cleveland to 1-2 in its "Threematch" with Golden State . The most-watched NBA Finals since 1998 wrapped on a high note . "And we're going to do it again". Golden State general manager Bob Myers also was moved to tears given Kerr's courageous Finals comeback from an 11-game absence while dealing with complications from back surgery following the 2015 title run.

Sports Lions undone by brilliant late try
Author: 0 Lions undone by brilliant late try

Coach Tana Umaga said they were keen to unveil the new haka before Wednesday's match against the Lions kicked off in front of what is expected to be a sell-out 45,000 crowd. Replacements: B Funnell, W Crockett, M Alaalatoa, Q unusual, J Brown, M Drummond, M Hunt, T Bateman. British and Irish Lions team: S Hogg (Scotland), G North, J Davies (both Wales), B Te'o (England), L Williams (Wales), O Farrell (England), C Murray (Ireland), M Vunipola, J George (both England), T Furlong ...

Sports Jelena Ostapenko scales new heights in unlikely French Open triumph
Author: 0 Jelena Ostapenko scales new heights in unlikely French Open triumph

PARIS - Top-seeded Bianca Andreescu and Carson Branstine beat Olesya Pervushina and Anastasia Potapova of Russian Federation 6-1, 6-3 on Saturday to capture the French Open junior girls' doubles title. The decisive shot was her 54th victor of a match that lasted a minute under two hours - and while it should also be pointed out that she made exactly the same number of unforced errors , the enduring memory will be of the flashing strokes sending Halep scrambling around desperately to try to ...

Sports More twists and surprise to come in Champions Trophy?
Author: 0 More twists and surprise to come in Champions Trophy?

India set up a grand finale against arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday, a re-run of their opening match on June 4 which they won by a huge margin. Kohli, speaking before a revitalised Pakistan clinched their place in the final with a shock eight-wicket win over England in Cardiff on Wednesday, warned: "There are no guarantees in this sport".

Sports Kristina Mladenovic vs. Timea Bacsinszky 2017 French Open Pick, Odds, Prediction
Author: 0 Kristina Mladenovic vs. Timea Bacsinszky 2017 French Open Pick, Odds, Prediction

Kristina Mladenovic played through the pain in the first round after pulling her back. Djokovic has had sets where he has struggled, but looks to be in line to win his second straight French Open and his second title at Roland Garros . Nadal is through to his 11th at Roland Garros - equaling Roger Federer's Open era record. She beat 2010 runner-up Samantha Stosur 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Sports Orlando soccer star Larin arrested for DUI
Author: 0 Orlando soccer star Larin arrested for DUI

The arresting officer wrote in the report that an oncoming vehicle stopped just before Larin's Cadillac, averting a head-on collision. He didn't appear Wednesday night for Orlando City in its US Open Cup loss to Miami FC. Larin, who said he has lived in Orlando for three years, told the trooper that he was unfamiliar with the area. The trooper asked the driver to pull into an adjacent parking lot, where he identified himself as Cyle Larin and a field sobriety test was performed, officials ...

Sports India vs Bangladesh Prediction: Who Will Win The Second Semifinal?
Author: 0 India vs Bangladesh Prediction: Who Will Win The Second Semifinal?

They won the opening match of the tournament against arch rivals Pakistan by 124 runs (D/L Method) but lost their second match in a shock defeat to Sri Lanka. He added: "They are a very risky side on their day and everyone realises that. You know, no one takes any opposition for granted, and Bangladesh have taken huge strides", Kohli complimented.

Author: 0 Will Warriors skip White House visit over Trump policies?

Head Coach Steve Kerr has called Trump a "blowhard" in the past and recently said he's not fit to be a leader. Following last night's NBA Finals victory, there were reports that the Warriors had voted to skip the annual champions visit to the White House, whenever it will be.

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy 2nd Semi-Final

In the must win game against South Africa, their fielding was instrumental as they effected three runs outs while Ravichandran Ashwin's inclusion provided them the much needed strength in the bowling that lacked with three seamers in operation.

Sports Warren Gatland still considering Lions XV to face New Zealand
Author: 0 Warren Gatland still considering Lions XV to face New Zealand

Sam Warburton is nursing an ankle strain and the game at AMI Stadium comes too soon for the Lions tour leader. Mo'unga broke into the Canterbury provincial team in 2013, his first year out of secondary school, but did not take the step up to the Crusaders until two years later.

Author: 0 Manchester United complete signing of Victor Lindelof

The Portuguese is considered something of a second season master, with his teams always achieving their best success once he has had one year to establish himself. United manager Jose Mourinho said Lindelof is a "very talented young player", adding "our season a year ago showed us that we need options and quality to add depth to the squad".

Sports Resurgent Hasan starring for Pakistan at Champions Trophy
Author: 0 Resurgent Hasan starring for Pakistan at Champions Trophy

India will take on arch-rivals Pakistan in finals which will be played at The Oval on Sunday. Fellas, get ready for the biggest final ever of the ICC Champions Trophy as Team India has successfully entered the finals and will play Pakistan on June 18.

Author: 0 Here's What Will Happen If Champions Trophy Semi Finals Are Washed Out?

Thereafter England got bogged down - Root snicked Shadab Khan behind on the cut and Morgan, dropped down the leg-side by Sarfraz on eight, drove loosely at Hassan and snicked through - the skipper falling for 33 off 53 balls after becoming only the third England batsman behind Ian Bell and Paul Collingwood to notch up 5,000 ODI runs.

Sports Turmoil for IndyCar with the pack back at repaved Texas
Author: 0 Turmoil for IndyCar with the pack back at repaved Texas

Rahal won last year's rain-delayed race here on August 27 by 0.0080-seconds over James Hinchcliffe of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. IndyCar officials, of course, sided with Hinchcliffe and handed Kanaan a stop-and-hold penalty for 20 seconds for avoidable contact.

Author: 0 Louisville, Pitino await NCAA discipline in escorts case

On Thursday, Sports Illustrated reported the sweeping sanctions that Louisville will be facing moving forward. Pitino's suspension is relatively mild, amounting to little more than a slap on the wrist. Pitino, cited for a failure to monitor, will be suspended for the first five Atlantic Coast Conference games in the 2017-18 season, and the school will be placed on four years of probation.

Sports Arsenal rocked as Lyon president WANTS to sell Lacazette to PSG
Author: 0 Arsenal rocked as Lyon president WANTS to sell Lacazette to PSG

Olivier Giroud has risen to the top of West Ham's summer wish list. The signing would be a strong statement of intent from the London Stadium hierarchy, who are also expected to add to their attacking line again even if they confirm the signature of Giroud, with both Chelsea's title-winner Michy Batshuayi and Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho also linked with the club.

Sports Andy Murray leads field for 2017 French Open semifinals
Author: 0 Andy Murray leads field for 2017 French Open semifinals

Murray , a 2016 finalist, will next face 2015 victor Stan Wawrinka , who won his eighth straight against Marin Cilic , 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. "I think that was probably the best I have played overall [at the tournament]", said last year's runner-up.

Author: 0 Trump dismisses obstruction of justice probe as 'phony story'

Those calls have escalated since fired FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers last week that the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election.

Sports AC Milan rage as top keeper Donnarumma eyes exit
Author: 0 AC Milan rage as top keeper Donnarumma eyes exit

We trusted that much Gigio was the goalkeeper of the new Milan, the pillar on which to build but we have to revise our assessments. Italian goalkeeper Gianlugi Donnarumma will leave AC Milan after failing to agree a new contract with the club.

Author: 0 Hasan strikes as England bowled out for 211 in Champions Trophy semi

For the first time ever, Pakistan has qualified for the Champions Trophy final, after thrashing England by eight wickets in the all-important semi-final in Cardiff on Wednesday. "We played very good cricket, that's why we won". Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed: "Credit goes to the bowlers and the batters, who finished it very well".

Author: 0 Eoin Morgan: England did not lose to Pakistan because of over confidence

India captain Virat Kohli surpassed South Africa captain AB de Villiers and Australia vice-captain David Warner to reclaim the top spot in the ICC ODI batsmen rankings. India thrashed Pakistan by 124 runs in the teams' Champions Trophy tournament opener at Edgbaston on June 4. "We can't invite extra pressure on ourselves thinking about what happened during the last two matches in ICC tournaments", he concluded.

Sports Ankle injury ends Wahab's Champions Trophy for Pakistan
Author: 0 Ankle injury ends Wahab's Champions Trophy for Pakistan

Chasing a revised target of 289 runs, Pakistan were all out on 164 runs in 33.4 overs. Azhar Ali's 50 was the only positive but Umesh's 3 wickets and Bhuvi's first break through ripped Pakistan apart before Pandya and Jadeja's 2 a-piece gave India a mammoth 124 run win.

Sports AB de Villiers to lead South Africa in T20I series against England
Author: 0 AB de Villiers to lead South Africa in T20I series against England

Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli gave due respect to the main strike bowling duo of Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel , before opening up against Chris Morris and Andile Phehlukwayo. The left-handed opener, who had been in tremendous form in the Champions Trophy , was once again at his menacing best as he thrashed the South Africa bowlers to all the parts of the ground.

Sports French Club Nantes Appoint Ranieri As New Manager
Author: 0 French Club Nantes Appoint Ranieri As New Manager

FC's Shaka Hislop delves into whether or not Claudio Ranieri is the right man to lead Nantes. The Tinkerman was seemingly all set to join Nantes this week, but the club has yet to officially announce the Italian as their new manager. Speaking to Mediaset Premium, Ranieri said of Domenech: "We are almost there, even if it's not yet official". "Then, considering it is Domenech, you can take what he says with a pinch of salt - he's always been a freakish guy".

Author: 0 Blimp catches on fire and crashes near the US Open

Emergency crews have responded to the site of the crash, which was in an open field outside of the course. Witnesses tweeted that the pilot of the blimp appeared to eject, but suffered burn injuries, WJCL reported . Thursday is the first day of the tournament with the first golfers teeing off early in the morning. Monitor FOX6 News and for updates on this developing story.

Sports Real Madrid warn Man Utd: 'Here's the real price-tag of Morata'
Author: 0 Real Madrid warn Man Utd: 'Here's the real price-tag of Morata'

However, it has become clear in recent days that Morata has set his heart on a move to Manchester, with his respect for United manager Jose Mourinho and a desire to play regular first team football being cited as the key reasons why he has chose to leave his homeland.

Author: 0 Captain Sarfraz proud of Pakistan young guns

Pakistan will now face title-holders India in Sunday's final at the Oval if their arch-rivals beat Bangladesh in today's second semi-final at Edgbaston. However, Morgan did not think that was the reason for England's demise. We have previously reached Asia Cup final. THREE teams left in the ICC Champions Trophy and all from the sub-continent.

Sports Man City to meet West Ham in Iceland friendly
Author: 0 Man City to meet West Ham in Iceland friendly

Although the Terriers have been away from Premier League for such a long time, they have still been able to win three top titles compared to Spurs , who have only two. Chris Hughton's side go to Leicester on the second weekend, before visiting Watford . Chelsea against United will be a battle of the pragmatists as Antonio Conte takes on Jose Mourinho, while the Premier League's biggest idealists, Pep Guardiola and Arsene Wenger , face off in Manchester.

Author: 0 Kohli taking nothing for granted against 'dangerous' Bangladesh

But Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza believes wins such as the one over New Zealand will bolster the side's already growing self-belief. Bangladesh : They have mixed their combinations around a little in the previous games but Bangladesh too are likely to stick with a winning combination, barring any injuries ahead of the game.

Sports Will the NBA Champion Warriors Visit the White House?
Author: 0 Will the NBA Champion Warriors Visit the White House?

But with the increased political discourse, questions about entire teams skipping out seem to loom over every championship victor. With winning a championship routinely comes the opportunity to visit the White House, but it's not clear if the newly-crowned Golden State Warriors will pay a visit to President Donald Trump just yet.

Author: 0 Failure to adapt to conditions was England's downfall, says Eoin Morgan

England now face three Twenty20 matches against South Africa , where players such as Tom Curran, Liam Livingstone and Mason Crane aim to make their mark. Unable to find the breakthrough, English skipper Eoin Morgan got Adil Rashid back into action, and the leg-spinner delivered on the very first delivery of his fourth over with the wicket of the risky Zaman, stumped by wicketkeeper Jos Buttler.

Author: 0 Mental strength will be key against India: Ex-Bangladesh skipper

India face a stiff test against Bangladesh in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy semifinal against Bangladesh , at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, in Birmingham , on Thursday. If the worst happens, stealing another potential entertaining match from cricket lovers, Bangladesh will have a heartbreaking moment as their dream campaign will come to an end as India will advance to the final.

Author: 0 Chelsea star Kante speaks out about Mbappe ahead of possible move

The 18-year-old burst onto the scene in a stellar 2016-17 campaign and he has been linked with a host of foreign clubs in recent months, including Barca, Madrid, Manchester City , Arsenal and Liverpool . He scored 26 goals and assisted a further 14 in 44 games in all competitions as the French side claimed the Ligue Un crown and reached the Champions League semi-finals.

Sports Proud papa Johnson poised to defend US Open title
Author: 0 Proud papa Johnson poised to defend US Open title

At a monstrous 7,741 yards Erin Hills will be the first par 72 U.S. Open since 1992 at Pebble Beach. One U.S. Open veteran who's seen it all since he began battling the tourney's typically swift greens and treacherous off-fairway conditions in 1997 took a more humorous look at what will likely drive many of his peers mad and to early exits.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Can Bangladesh spoil our chances for an #IndVsPak finale?

Bangladesh have long discarded their reputation as the whipping boys of elite worldwide cricket, particularly in the one-day format, and earned a first semi-final spot in a global competition with a thrilling win over New Zealand . Since the World Cup, Bangladesh has recorded one-day series victories against Pakistan , India and South Africa at home. This is the first time Bangladesh have made it to the semi-finals of an ICC tournament.

Author: 0 India set to be unchanged for Champions Trophy semifinals

For the combative Indian captain, lack of batting time during matches would only spur Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav to cash in and deliver whenever they are required. Now Mortaza says the team have to brush aside pressure so they can play with a "free mind" against India to prove their worth. "We're not really thinking about what goes on in the past or things that go on at this level", said Kohli.

Author: 0 Morgan blames pitch as England crash out

With a target of 212 to win, Pakistan started its innings. They were completing a remarkable turnaround after losing so heavily 10 days ago to India , who will bid to join them in the final when they take on Bangladesh in Birmingham on Thursday.

Author: 0 Caroline Wozniacki and Kristina Mladenovic oust former French Open slam champs

Ostapenko, who celebrated her 20th birthday on Thursday, is the first unseeded women's finalist at the French Open since Mima Jausovec lost to seven-time French Open champion Chris Evert in 1983. Murray got past the 29th-seeded del Potro 7-6 (8), 7-5, 6-0 on Saturday at Court Philippe Chatrier in a match that lasted almost 3 hours. "She's feisty", Bacsinszky said.

Sports Floyd Mayweather Jr. To Fight UFC Star Conor McGregor
Author: 0 Floyd Mayweather Jr. To Fight UFC Star Conor McGregor

Mayweather weighed 146 pounds for his last fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2015. "I always say this about Conor, and now you can say it about Floyd, too", White said. The two superstar athletes will meet in a 154-pound bout on August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in what is likely to be one of the biggest spectacles in sporting history.

Author: 0 Morgan refuses to give up 'attacking style' after Pakistan thrashing

A lot of credit also goes to Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed who rotated his bowlers well. Amir had not only been a risky pace bowler - despite having just the one wicket for the tournament he had been economical - but was also involved in the match-winning innings with Sarfraz that saw them overcome Sri Lanka to reach the semi-final.

Sports One step at a time for Team New Zealand
Author: 0 One step at a time for Team New Zealand

Wild weather conditions in Bermuda has forced the postponement of today's racing in the challenger semifinals, handing Team New Zealand an extra 24 hours to fix their damaged boat. "Just as I was crossing the centre of the boat we straightened the turn, which had me sliding off the off-beam". The British boat trails New Zealand 3-1 in the best-of-nine series but they have the chance to draw level should they win both of Thursday's races.

Author: 0 Second semifinal: India to take on dangerous Banglades today

Bangladesh and India meet today in the second semifinal match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at 3 PM IST. Apart from India and Bangladesh , Pakistan is the third subcontinent team to play the semi final against England . In the three-nation NatWest Series in 2005, they beat Australia at Cardiff and two years later enjoyed wins over India and South Africa in the 2007 World Cup.

Author: 0 Manchester United complete deal with Benfica for defender Victor Lindelof

The Times say United were serious about re-signing Burnley star Keane having sold him just two years ago. "I have enjoyed my time at Benfica enormously and I have learned a lot there". Lindelof joins United's defensive stocks alongside the likes of Eric Bailly , Phil Jones , Marcos Rojo and Chris Smalling , although some of those players have uncertain futures at the club.

Author: 0 Kohli wary of 'dangerous' Bangladesh

Although still viewed until recently by many as "minnows", it should not be surprising that Bangladesh , who reached the last four thanks to an impressive win over New Zealand , are now among the elite teams in the shorter forms of the game.