• Draymond Green already in foul trouble in Game 4
Draymond Green already in foul trouble in Game 4

The lack of control was highlighted by barking between Kevin Durant and LeBron James after Durant suffered a knock to the head from Kevin Love, an exchange after Zaza Pachulia appeared to land a groin shot on Iman Shumpert, and both sides' constant displeasure with foul calls.

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  • Golden State Warriors capture second National Basketball Association title in three years
Golden State Warriors capture second National Basketball Association title in three years

Durant appeared to commit his third foul on the play, but the officials let it go and the game quickly turned. The best shooting team in the league couldn't buy a bucket early in Game 5 of the NBA Finals . Curry had 34 in the clincher. The Warriors secured a 129-120 victory on Monday to take their second title in three seasons and cap a near-...

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  • Gareth Southgate could ask John Stones to play in midfield for England
Gareth Southgate could ask John Stones to play in midfield for England

TV pundit Gary Neville was among those who pointed his finger at Hart for conceding two set-piece goals at Hampden Park . "We've had a couple of players that aren't with us for this camp", said the manager. "It's hard to say (the fee City set is) realistic because football is a business at the end of the day and you can't judge, it's hard to judge...

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  • Sarfraz steers Pakistan into Champions Trophy semis
Sarfraz steers Pakistan into Champions Trophy semis

In response, Fakhar Zaman gave Pakistan an excellent start but the middle order made no contribution what so ever. They thrashed Pakistan 4-1 in a bilateral ODI series past year at home, including a world record score of 444 for three at Trent Bridge, which provides ample proof of their resurgence in recent times in a format they are stil...

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  • Stuttering Murray faces Del Potro test in Paris
Stuttering Murray faces Del Potro test in Paris

Not on Saturday, as he reduced Juan Martin Del Potro to a picture of despair by stealing the first set with a fightback that was straight out of last season's playbook. "I'm starting to feel better". "I had struggled the last six or seven weeks coming in". Stan Wawrinka , the 2015 champion, was a 7-6 (2), 6-0, 6-2 victor against 28th-seeded Fab...

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  • Golden State Warriors Destroy Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA Finals
Golden State Warriors Destroy Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA Finals

His crucial game three-winning "dagger" shot on the road in Cleveland had put the Warriors on the brink of the title with a 3-0 lead. Here's hoping that the two future Hall of Famers face off in more Finals to come. You need that. And when we come out the beginning of Game 4 and lose shooters and turn the ball over carelessly, we're obviously n...

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

From the Bay all the way to OKC. Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant speaks at a news conference after Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland , Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017.

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  • Warriors back as National Basketball Association champions
Warriors back as National Basketball Association champions

The Golden State Warriors could finally put those jokes about them losing a 3-1 lead to rest. "We learned from everything we've been through", Curry said . Kevin Durant , who joined the team from the Oklahoma City Thunder before the season, led the way for the Warrriors with 39 points on the night and was named the most valuable player...

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  • Profile of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors
Profile of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors

That's what the Cavaliers must do after falling to the Warriors in the final for the second time in 3 seasons, having rallied from 3-1 down a year ago to win the crown when James led the series in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks - another unprecedented feat.

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  • Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to win NBA title
Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to win NBA title

J.R. Smith hit another 3-pointer and LeBron James scored on a hard putback to help Cleveland cut a deficit that was 17 in the second quarter to eight, 86-77, with five minutes to play in the third quarter. The Warriors undoubtedly looked more aggressive and energetic from the opening tip Monday. As unforgettable for the rest of the National B...

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  • State of Origin Game One Recap - Record Blue bashing at Suncorp
State of Origin Game One Recap - Record Blue bashing at Suncorp

Kennedy MP Bob Katter, who caught everyone off guard with his foray into rugby league analysis before the first Origin game, said the Maroons' shocking result on Wednesday was not surprising. That three-try, eight-minute period ended the game, but it was only then that possibly the most impressive period of play began for the Blues . A sli...

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  • Basketball: Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers to claim title
Basketball: Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers to claim title

During a timeout from Golden State , James took umbrage with an official about the lack of a call on Durant, but the complaints went for naught, and the Warriors used that break in the action to settle themselves. Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green , left, and guard Stephen Curry celebrate during the second half of Monday's game. "...

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  • Warriors beat Cavaliers to clinch National Basketball Association title
Warriors beat Cavaliers to clinch National Basketball Association title

They marched through all contenders and met up again with the Cavs and superhuman LeBron James . They went up 3-0, then lost Game 4. Don't think of a pink elephant. Cleveland was the only team in postseason to beat the Warriors, who finished the playoffs 16-1 and forged four-game sweeps of Portland, Utah and San Antonio in the West.

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  • Warriors Beat Cavs To Capture Second NBA Title In 3 Years
Warriors Beat Cavs To Capture Second NBA Title In 3 Years

Whether it's true or not, the story of Draymond Green calling Warriors general manager Bob Myers while sitting in his vehicle outside of Oracle Arena, demanding that the team do everything possible to get Kevin Durant in the offseason was exactly what Golden State needed to topple the Cavs.

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  • Warriors' Draymond Green will be on the court for this Game 5
Warriors' Draymond Green will be on the court for this Game 5

Myers, who chose to stay with Green as he sat out that game last June, recalled: "When we were there previous year, I think I looked at him and said: 'Let's just never do this again". Durant said he can accept when Cleveland hits a contested 3, but not those when nobody closes out so shooters have ample time and long, open looks.

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  • Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title over Cavaliers
Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title over Cavaliers

James toiled hard with 41 points and 13 rebounds but was denied his fourth National Basketball Association championship ring, while teammate Kyrie Irving scored 26 points. Warriors point guard Stephen Curry said the experience of losing last year's Finals served them well this season. In 1971, the Warriors moved across San Francisco Bay to O...

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  • Gibbs Racing seeking season's first win at Pocono
Gibbs Racing seeking season's first win at Pocono

Martin Truex Jr ., Kyle Larson , Chase Elliott , Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth completed the first 10 finishers. "Certainly our expectations are high based upon our past performance, but we are executing well", said David Wilson, president of Toyota Racing Development.

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  • Astros' 11-game win streak ends
Astros' 11-game win streak ends

He was activated May 27 and allowed one run on four hits over six innings to win at Texas. Junis permitted seven runs on nine hits and three walks in 3 2/3 innings before being replaced by Kevin McCarthy. The unbeaten Keuchel arguably has been the top pitcher in the majors this season. Will Harris took care of the Royals in the home half of the e...

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  • Blackcaps crash to heavy defeat to hosts England at Champions Trophy
Blackcaps crash to heavy defeat to hosts England at Champions Trophy

Victory in this match would see England into the semi-finals, with New Zealand looking to kickstart their campaign in a 50-over tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global sides after a rain-induced no result in their opening clash with Australia .

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  • Pliskova in the semis
Pliskova in the semis

Romanian third seed Halep, the runner-up to Maria Sharapova in 2014, was thankful still to be in the tournament after her remarkable recovery from a set and 5-1 down against Elina Svitolina in the quarter-finals. Pliskova would cut the deficit to 4-3 only to blaze a forehand long, leaving Halep to serve out the match after two hours. Bacsinszky...

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