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Andre Iguodala came up huge for the Warriors to win the title

What made them great: With a dominant inside-outside combination of O'Neal and Bryant, the Lakers stormed to their second of three straight titles, sweeping three 50-win teams along the way in the Western Conference playoffs. But just like they were in 2015, the Warriors were too hot to handle. The Warriors won their first 15 playoff games, sweeping out Portland, Utah and San Antonio and seizing a 3-0 lead on Cleveland before the Cavaliers snapped the longest playoff win streak in North ... Read More »

Resurgent Hasan Ali starring for Pakistan at Champions Trophy

They are overwhelming favourites to book their spot in a second successive final while a 240-run trouncing of Bangladesh , who were skittled for 84, in a warm-up match last month is still fresh in the memory. But Shakib Al Hasan (114) and Mahmudullah (102 not out) responded to the pressure of a dire position in a must-win game with a brilliant new Bangladesh record partnership of 224 that turned the match upside down and eventually saw New Zealand eliminated. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor confirm Las Vegas 'superfight'

The unorthodox fight is set to be one of the biggest in the two codes' histories with McGregor having negotiated the meeting with the UFC for a stab at the boxer. Although he has never boxed professionally, McGregor has already applied for a boxing license in Nevada . It's a follow up to a jibe he threw at Mayweather during the week, when he referred to him as 'Floyd senior, his father. Read More »

Roma tell Liverpool Mohamed Salah won't be sold cheaply

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Liverpool remain hopeful of getting a deal agreed to sign Mohamed Salah and are ready to break their transfer record to sign the AS Roma attacker this summer, according to the Telegraph . Furthermore, DH say that Januzaj wouldn't be against a move to Roma , where he feels he could try and catch up lost time and still develop into the player he was expected to become. Read More »

Resurgent Hasan starring for Pakistan at Champions Trophy

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With the possible addition of Jonny Bairstow in the line-up, Eoin Morgan's side have plenty of depth in the batting. His sole wicket against India was the unsafe Yuvrav Singh (53), followed by 3-24 in eight overs against South Africa , where he bowled Faf du Plessis for 26. Read More »

Golden Years Ahead For The Golden State Warriors

However, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, will gladly welcome the Warriors to Washington, D.C. In a tweet Tuesday morning, she said, "I'd be honored to welcome the team to the U.S. Durant didn't really need a hard sell that day in the Hamptons. "As far as this season, I'm proud of our guys for being a resilient group and staying the course, even when it didn't look great", Lue said. Read More »

Warriors secure spot among legends by dumping Cavaliers

The Warriors won in 2014-15 but were beaten in last year's deciding series by the LeBron James-inspired Cavaliers. The adorable 4-year-old daughter of Warriors star Stephen Curry , who stole the show with her press conference antics during Golden State's championship run in 2015, was back in the spotlight celebrating another championship with dad. Read More »

British & Irish Lions name team to face Maori All Blacks

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It will be really interesting to see how the All Blacks perform but like Warren Gatland and his Lions side, don't expect the All Blacks to completely show their hand, they will likely have a few pre-arranged moves in reserve for the Lions in Eden Park on June 24. Read More »

Unchanged India set for Trophy semi-final

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If India's bowling line-up comes up short, like it did against Sri Lanka, it would play into the hands of the Bangaldesh team - to their strength. "Even the other day I thought they were outstanding in the way they applied themselves and chased (New Zealand's) total down". A quarter-final appearance in the World Cup was the biggest achievement for the side on the world stage and that game, incidentally, was also against India in 2015. Read More »

Takeaways from Cavaliers vs. Warriors NBA Finals Game 5

Would Steph Curry , who averaged 37 minutes per game in the Finals against Cleveland, be as effective playing 5-10 additional high stress minutes a night while not having the ability to schematically hide on defense Golden State is a team that relies on the jump shot and exhausted legs would equal missed shots. Read More »

Cavaliers return to Cleveland after NBA Finals

The two-time US Olympic gold medallist scored more than 30 points in each of the five games - the first player since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000 for the LA Lakers - and averaged 35.2 per game across the series. So few of these teams can be identified over the years, because someone - maybe two or three players - is always looking for personal glory. She came bounding over to him and grabbed him by his beard so she could pull his face to look at her. Read More »

Reported Man United target makes announcement about his future

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Griezmann had previously stated that he thought there was a six out of ten chance he would move to Old Trafford, and teased United fans with the following video yesterday. "So it would be a dirty move for me to leave now". Atletico, who also labelled the court ruling as "unjust", will thus be unable to make new signings to the club until January 2018. Read More »

Warriors to decide on White House visit 'when and if necessary'

On Monday night the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to win their second NBA Championship in three years. We're going to do everything we can to keep this team together. "Understanding how things work, not only just in the game, but off the court, things that matter, just taking care of your body, understanding the magnitude of what the goal is at hand and what steps it takes in order to achieve that goal". Read More »

US fighter jet deal, ship visit show military links to Qatar

President Donald Trump just this past Friday accused Qatar of being a "high-level" sponsor of terrorism, that are potentially hindering the U.S. Department of State's efforts to ease heightening tensions. "There is absolutely no military component to anything that we are doing", UAE Ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba told reporters in Washington on Tuesday. Read More »

10-Man France Down England In Five-Goal Thriller

Both France and more recently England have been rocked by a number of terror attacks and the two nations used the buildup to the game as a show of solidarity in the fight against terror. TOM Heaton said he "thoroughly enjoyed" his first start in an England shirt despite being disappointed at seeing the Three Lions beaten in France . Read More »

Kohli wary of 'dangerous' Bangladesh

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But there was nothing fortuitous about the win against New Zealand , where they rebounded from 33-4 thanks to marvellous centuries from Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah. "Because huge population is there and the people love cricket a lot", he said. With this being their first semifinal appearance in any big-ticket event, there is a considerable amount of pressure, which Mortaza said the team is trying to address. Read More »

Durant vindicates decision to join Golden State

It is kind of easy to embrace a 7-footer who does everything, including score 30-plus in every Finals game. "And I did that from day one, and I just tried to stay with that". "It's just unfortunate for some of the guys on our team to get this far and not be able to hold the trophy up". Kerr coached the first two games of Golden State's first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in April but stepped away because he was experiencing complications from back surgery from two ... Read More »

Captain Sarfraz proud of Pakistan young guns

An unpredictable Pakistan today stunned England by eight wickets to enter their maiden Champions Trophy final, continuing their sensational run in the tournament. Pakistan , on the contrary, came out for the chase with a plan. England did avoid a 10-wicket defeat when Jos Buttler stumped Fakhar off leg-spinner Adil Rashid and Azhar too fell before the finish, pulling Jake Ball into his stumps. Read More »

Kohli unfazed by limited game time for India's middle order

When the two sides were to clash in the Asia Cup final previous year, a rather unskillful photoshop of Taskin Ahmed carrying MS Dhoni's severed head was promoted incessantly by these fans. "They motivated us very well". The match will begin at 2:30pm on Pakistan Standard Time (PST), 3:00pm Indian Standard Time (IST) and 3:30 on Bangladesh Times. Read More »

Deschamps "accepte" la critique — Équipe de France

L'émotion sera aussi présente. L'énorme erreur de Hugo Lloris avait offert la victoire à la Suède (2-1), vendredi 9 juin. Didier Deschamps a pris les devants. En attaque, Antoine Griezmann commence sur le banc. Il y aura sans doute aussi du temps de jeu à répartir entre Benoît Costil, Lucas Digne, Christophe Jallet, Presnel Kimpembe, Kurt Zouma, Adrien Rabiot, Corentin Tolisso, Alexandre Lacazette et Florian Thauvin. Read More »