• Messi and Barca congratulate NBA champions Warriors
Messi and Barca congratulate NBA champions Warriors

He averaged 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists in the Cavs seven-game series win over the Warriors in 2016, finishing it with three of the greatest games of his career in succession. "It's just a great group of guys, great community, great arena, great fans", Durant said . LeBron James had a game-high 41 points but defensive brea...

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  • Warburton blames indiscipline for Lions loss to Highlanders
Warburton blames indiscipline for Lions loss to Highlanders

What will be hugely disappointing for the Lions is their defence was excellent up until the moment they let in an incredibly soft try to Highlanders hooker Liam Coltman through a rolling maul in the 60th minute. The Highlanders would go on to punish the Kiwi coach, as after they folded the Lions scrum in half for the second time in the ...

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  • Warriors beat Cavs 129-120 to win NBA title
Warriors beat Cavs 129-120 to win NBA title

The Cavs offense stagnated during that stretch as Cleveland missed 9 of 11 shots from the field, turned the ball over three times and had two missed free throws from Kevin Love . Draymond Green stayed on the court in a game that featured three technicals on one play 3:08 before halftime. Thompson and Smith confronted West and all three of tho...

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  • Karen Khachanov has inside information on Andy Murray for French Open clash
Karen Khachanov has inside information on Andy Murray for French Open clash

Unseeded 21-year-old Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation continued his impressive debut, beating Czech 13th seed Tomas Berdych, a semi-finalist seven years ago, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4. Earlier, Marin Cilic also reached the fourth round after swatting aside Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-3, 6-3. The ATP is holding an end-of-season Next Gen tou...

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  • Champions Trophy: Finn replaces injured Woakes
Champions Trophy: Finn replaces injured Woakes

He along with skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (79) added 166 runs in 25.1 overs to hand a crucial advantage to the visitors. There was no comfort for Roy on his Surrey home ground when he saw an attempted scoop off Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza brilliantly caught by a leaping Mustafizur Rahman at short fine leg.

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  • Warriors top Cavaliers to win NBA title
Warriors top Cavaliers to win NBA title

A player who once told Paul Pierce, "They don't love you like Kobe", has become the NBA's most coveted quote, and after taking down James, Kyrie Irving and a Cavaliers' team that ripped his heart out in the 2016 NBA Finals, the ensuing encore Green would nearly assuredly provide after Monday's victory was the most anticipated of his young career....

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  • Fan paid $133000 for two Game 5 seats, a new National Basketball Association record
Fan paid $133000 for two Game 5 seats, a new National Basketball Association record

James said the Cavs were upset about comments from Golden State's Draymond Green about wanting to celebrate a title on Cleveland's floor for the second time in three seasons. The game-changing spurt ended with a scuffle when Golden State's David West shoved Irving as he tried to grab the ball away. Like I said, the Warriors have all the reaso...

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  • Mellower Green playing Game 5 after 2016 ban
Mellower Green playing Game 5 after 2016 ban

Afterwards, the Warriors All-Star forward fired back. Cavaliers fans thought he was tossed. Green has tried to play to the crowd, egging on the fans when they start to jeer him. "No, I never look at something and say, 'Man, I shouldn't have said that, ' because I'm a lot smarter than people think". The officials acknowledged after the game ...

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  • STANLEY CUP FINALS: Penguins Repeat Champs
STANLEY CUP FINALS: Penguins Repeat Champs

The Penguins won their fifth title - all of which have been clinched on the road - to tie the Wayne Gretzky-Mark Messier-era Edmonton Oilers for sixth on the all-time list. When Murray was hurt in warmups before the first game of the playoffs, Fleury stepped in for the next 14 games, leading the Pens past Presidents Trophy victor Washington in the...

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  • Preds Fall 4-1 As Rinne Struggles Again In Game 2
Preds Fall 4-1 As Rinne Struggles Again In Game 2

Just over three minutes later, the Penguins scored two goals 15 seconds apart to cap a Game 2 victory . Two games into the Stanley Cup final , a goalie who had been one of the favourites to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP has a.778 save percentage and is shouldering most of the blame for why the Penguins - and not the Predato...

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  • NBA Finals 2017: Photos from Warriors vs. Cavs Game 5
NBA Finals 2017: Photos from Warriors vs. Cavs Game 5

Finally, after the confetti fell and the stage was hastily erected on the court and the Warriors and their family members celebrated, did you notice that Durant held the Larry O'Brien trophy up with two hands, for much longer than the quick, one-handed pump of the Bill Russell award for the Finals Most Valuable Player? Before Cleveland's 137-116 ...

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  • Warriors capture their second National Basketball Association title in three years
Warriors capture their second National Basketball Association title in three years

Iguodala chipped in with 20 points off the bench and Draymond Green had a 10-point, 12-rebound double-double for the Warriors, who topped 100 points for the 17th straight time in the playoffs. "I want to say a special "thank you" to (assistant) Mike Brown for keeping this ship sailing smoothly while I was out". Two courtside seats reportedl...

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  • Kevin Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers to win title
Kevin Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers to win title

LeBron James had a game-high 41 points but defensive breakdowns by Cleveland led to easy baskets late in the game for the Warriors , igniting a deafening crowd. It all added up to Golden State's second championship in three years. And though the Cavaliers crawled and James played unbelievably, they were helpless to Durant's lethal efficiency in t...

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  • Mellower Green playing this game five after 2016 National Basketball Association ban
Mellower Green playing this game five after 2016 National Basketball Association ban

Maybe he will, I don't know. Needless to say, Green was not afraid to call out the referees and overall game officiating that got out of hand. In the moment, I thought I had verbalized to the table that the technical foul as on Coach Kerr.

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  • Green will be on the court for this Finals Game 5
Green will be on the court for this Finals Game 5

Green was called for a foul right away, but it took him a while to learn he was at fault. However, after getting called up, the referees seriously just re-imagined reality by changing the original technical to Steve Kerr instead of Draymond, so that Green could stay in the game.

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  • Golden State Warriors reclaim NBA title with 129-120 win over Cleveland
Golden State Warriors reclaim NBA title with 129-120 win over Cleveland

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.

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  • Ronaldo hit with tax fraud lawsuit
Ronaldo hit with tax fraud lawsuit

The accusations were based on a report from Spain's tax agency, it said. Forbes recently released a list of highest-paid sportsperson with the Real Madrid and Portugal superstar standing at the top of the list. However the Argentine striker is nearly certain to avoid jail as sentences of less than two years in Spain are usually suspended. L...

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  • NBA Finals 2017 Game 5
NBA Finals 2017 Game 5

And the knee? How bad was it? McMenamin: "So you've only watched 2012 and this year?" Were you playing at 70 per cent? 80? As James got up, he offered a hand to McGee to help him. And he's probably, nearly certainly, correct. The Warriors are up 3-1 in the series and are looking to win their second title in three years at home .

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  • Golden State Warriors win 2017 NBA Championship, beat Cavs 129-120
Golden State Warriors win 2017 NBA Championship, beat Cavs 129-120

Collected Most Valuable Player honors in leading Team USA to gold at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and was the U.S. team's top scorer at the 2012 London Olympics by averaging a U.S. Durant led the Warriors to their 2nd title in the last three years with his MVP performance . LeBron James , after becoming the first player in league history to ...

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  • Durant's non-foul looms large in Warriors' game-deciding run
Durant's non-foul looms large in Warriors' game-deciding run

After averaging a triple-double over the five games, James knew there was little more he or his teammates could have done to beat a Golden State Warriors team that proved too talented this year with the addition of Finals MVP Durant .

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