Warriors close out the Cavs

Will the National Basketball Association champions follow suit? The Warriors, powered by 39 points from Kevin Durant and 34 from Stephen Curry , beat defending champions Cleveland 129-120 Monday to win the best-of-seven NBA Finals four games to one, avenging their loss to the Cavaliers in last year's final.

Wimbledon will be complicated, says clay king Nadal

That's for sure. But not only here, " said Wawrinka, who lost for the first time in four Grand Slam finals. It was Nadal's 60th win in a row on clay. Wilander, speaking on Eurosport in the wake of Nadal's record 10 victory at the French Open , sees the Spaniard and his long-time rival, Roger Federer , as the two most likely winners at Wimbledon .

Golden State Warriors will not visit the White House

The. How does he not compromise the squad needed to fight past rivals to reach the finals? "Our perspective, being blessed to play on this stage three years in a row, it's for these fans, for our organization, for these families". Durant drove left, right and down the middle, knocked down 3-pointers, dished and dunked. Despite going up against LeBron James in each of their last three postseason runs, Golden State has come out on top twice under head coach Steve Kerr .

Golden State Warriors Get The Best Of The NBA's First Finals Trilogy

Kevin Durant was also named the MVP, scoring more than 30 points in all five games. While they did blast the Warriors with an impressive 120 points, there was no way their team could win with less than 10 bench points. A lot of sports fans may have been surprised they were tuning in to root f0r LeBron James and the Cavaliers to beat the stacked Warriors with Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry - but they were tuning in.

Cincinnati's Gennett equals Major League Baseball record

The last Reds player to drive in 10 runs in a game was Walker Cooper on July 6, 1949, against the Chicago Cubs. They dropped to a major league-best 42-17. An unidentified assailant attacked a police officer near Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, and the officer then shot and wounded the attacker, Paris police said.

Jerry Remy apologized for his comments on Masahiro Tanaka's translator

Jerry Remy, who has been a broadcaster for the Red Sox since 1988 and played as a Boston infielder, made the comments when the Yankees pitching coach- along with a translator- visited New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka . "I had my good pitches and bad pitches, but the ones that went down the middle (of the strike zone) turned into extra-base hits", said Tanaka. On Monday, Porcello attended the dedication of Porcello Field at Seton Hall Prep in West Orange, New Jersey, where he was ...

Warriors' NBA championship victory parade set for Thursday in Oakland

Getting that first championship for me was like having my first son". And all of it deserved, with Durant averaging an astounding 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals to go with shooting splits of 55.6 per cent from the field, 47.4 per cent on 3-pointers and 92.7 per cent from the free throw line.

Ryan Bertrand grabs assist in England's defeat to France

The game itself got off to a slow start until England took the lead after just nine minutes, with captain Kane continuing his remarkable recent goalscoring form by applying the finishing touch to a slick team move which saw Dele Alli , Raheem Sterling and Ryan Bertrand all involved.

LeBron James reflects on the Cleveland Cavaliers' season

Fans light a LeBron James jersey on fire after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in game 5 of the NBA Finals in Oakland , Calif., on Monday June 12, 2017. Every time James and Kyrie Irving kickstarted a run and got their hands on the ledge, Durant was there, rising up for a three and stomping his landing right on their fingers.

Marty Banks' late penalty earns Highlanders win over British and Irish Lions

Those penalties came at crucial times too, either when the Lions were in a good position or just after they had worked so hard to turn the ball over - stopping any momentum in the process. Graham Rowntree will also be disappointed with his scrum, who got well beaten on a number of occasions. The New Zealand Maori defeated the Lions 19-13 the last time they were here in 2005.

Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks despite face slap from Warriors' Kevin Durant

In 2015, when the Warriors won in six games to end their franchise's 40-year title drought, it was the absence of Love (shoulder injury) and the Game 1 knee injury to Kyrie Irving that left so many lamenting the timing of it all. The former Sonic was voted NBA Finals MVP, 10 years after being picked second in the NBA draft behind Greg Oden, an Ohio State center who was selected by Portland.

Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon tuneup

The 31-year-old Spaniard, victor of a record 10th French Open on Sunday, said he had had a "long clay court season". Nadal won a record 10th French Open championship Sunday after also winning clay-court titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid over the last two months.

Golden State Warriors' NBA Finals Win Takes Social Media by Storm

Whenever James and Cavaliers appeared to be making headway in the series - Game 4 aside - Durant was there with back-breaking scores, leading the Warriors from the front and reminding just how different this Golden State team is to last year's.

Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Others React to Golden State Warriors Victory

Steph Curry's adorable four-year-old daughter, Riley Curry , has stolen the spotlight (and our hearts) once again by celebrating in an epic fashion after the Golden State Warriors' victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers at the 2017 NBA Finals .

Kyrie, Cavs Fall To Golden State 4-1

Then they went out and signed Durant , who played and scored for them in these NBA Finals as if he were Michael Jordan . He decided to make history, and now he has, and now the Warriors came as close as they did to going 16-0 in this postseason.

Reports Released in Tiger Woods' DUI arrest

EDT (an hour earlier than police said on Monday), according to the affidavit . In a statement released Monday night, Woods had said alcohol was not a factor in his arrest , which he said stemmed from an "unexpected reaction" to prescription medication .

Every Record LeBron James Broke In The NBA Finals

The hoards of Warriors fans outside Oracle Arena Monday night, celebrating after the team brought home the National Basketball Association championship, were dealt a surprise when Kevin Durant stepped out of a auto , hoisted his MVP trophy and cheered alongside with them.

Twins make Royce Lewis No. 1 pick

To a lesser extent, the same is possible for Greene, who was announced only as a pitcher when the Reds selected him. If you think about baseball players like you would other professions, say a doctor or teacher or lawyer, it makes the idea of a draft completely untenable.

The Golden State Warriors Unanimously Decided Against Visiting Trump White House

However, that doesn't mean the Warriors won't choose to do just that in the near future. Head coach Steve Kerr has arguably been the most outspoken person associated with the team, continuing to take the President to task even well after making his feelings known following the election's conclusion.

Mr. Met's Middle Finger Makes Mess For Mets

Mr. Met is a NY icon, a mascot who's appeared on SportsCenter , Conan , 30 Rock and in a Daily Show segment that revealed his profane side when the team fired Willie Randolph. Met's hand to include a giant middle finger. "We do not condone this type of behaviour", the statement said . DON'T TAKE THE HEAD OF THE MASCOT OFF IN PUBLIC: The last thing you want to do is freak out a kid, whose image of a mascot might be shattered if he or she knows there's a real person in that costume.

May tough on terror in France visit

Britain and France are working on a plan to make social media companies like Facebook and Twitter legally liable for "extremist" material on their sites, their leaders said Tuesday. Both May and Macron paid tribute to the French victims of the London Bridge attack and the pair laid a wreath at the Stade de France on Tuesday night at the half-time of the England versus France friendly match to honour both French and British victims of recent terror attacks.

Not again! Venus Williams sent packing by Timea Bacsinszky in French Open

Muguruza will next face 13th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France, who rallied to beat American Shelby Rogers 7-5, 4-6, 8-6. Venus Williams , Svetlana Kuznetsova and Sam Stosur also went out, meaning the women's event will have a first-time champion this year.

Jonathan Joseph ready to repay Warren Gatland's faith in Lions inclusion

Biggar starts for the Lions against the Highlanders on Tuesday night having recovered from the head knock he suffered against the Blues last week. Sam Warburton returns from injury to lead the side but after three of 10 matches played, there are some back in the United Kingdom who think that Warburton is not good enough to make the starting 15 in the Test side although he is captaining the Lions for a second consecutive tour.

Golfer stumbles, appears confused

In the video, Woods first appears in the frame of the dashcam as he places his right foot on the police vehicle, appearing to sway side to side as he attempts to tie his shoe. This was corroborated by the police tests despite officers describing his state as confused and his speech as "slow, mumbled and slurred". Early Monday morning, Tiger Woods was arrested for DUI in Jupiter, Fla ., near his home in Jupiter Island, something Woods blamed on prescription drugs, not alcohol.

World leaders condemn deadly attack in Kabul

No group immediately claimed responsibility for Wednesday's explosion, which struck the heart of Kabul's highly secure diplomatic district, the Wazir Akbar Khan area. An Interior Ministry official told Tolo that the killer vehicle was a water tanker which was packed with explosives. Numerous casualties appear to have been people on their way to work or school and office workers in nearby buildings.

Fendrich on Tennis: Slam drought done, Nadal heads to grass

I played five finals in Wimbledon , but since I have had problems with my knee, since 2012, playing on grass has been very complicated for me. 5 - Nadal is one of a quintet of men to win a career Grand Slam in the Open Era. The 31-year-old Rafa hailed the French Open as the most special tournament for him. It was the 22 Slam finale for Nadal; just the fourth for Wawrinka, the oldest man in the championship match in 44 years.

ICC Champions Trophy: Jonny Bairstow set to replace Jason Roy for England

Although captain Eoin Morgan stopped short of confirming the change in Cardiff today, the sight of Bairstow playing a full part in practice while Roy watched on forlornly told its own story. "We're comfortable with a used wicket, but the nature of this tournament is that the further the tournament goes on, the more you play on used pitches", he said.

Every important 2017 National Hockey League expansion draft rumor in one place

The rules for protecting players are fairly straightforward, although there are a few twists to make sure the Golden Knights field a relatively competitive team. The site was shut down when the Golden Knights hired its creator, Tom Poraszka, to help it with the draft. Columbus to Dump David Clarkson 's Salary on Las Vegas? Should they select an RFA, the team they are selecting him from will not be eligible for compensation as they normally would be.

Twins set franchise record with 28 hits in rout of M's

The Minnesota Twins collected a club-record 28 hits Tuesday in their 20-7 win over the Seattle Mariners at Target Field. "It's obviously a special night for your hitters", said Twins manager Paul Molitor . With the game out of hand in the eighth, Mariners catcher Carlos Ruiz made his first appearance as a pitcher. He did a great job working out of a bases-loaded jam, but before you say he's better than how the Phillies' bullpen has done this season, he should probably keep his day ...

Curry, Durant look to build Warriors dynasty

Cleveland is considered to be Golden State's biggest challenger, followed by the San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics . Would the Oklahoma City Thunder have supplanted them as the Western Conference kings, a scenario that looked so possible when they took the Warriors to seven games in the conference finals a year ago? Andre Iguodala came off the bench to score 20 points, including several dunks and 3-point shots, that seemed to rejuvenate the Warriors and their fans.

Sen. Franken Tells Sessions to 'Stop Misleading Americans'

He said he never met with , or had conversations with, Russians about election interference. He came out swinging during his opening statement , saying that while he recused himself from any investigation into Russia's meddling in the presidential election , he did not recuse himself from defending his honor "against scurrilous and false allegations".

Jeff Sessions Insists He's Not 'Stonewalling' By Not Answering Questions

In his opening remarks, the attorney general addressed media reports that he had had several undisclosed contacts with Russian officials while working as a Trump campaign surrogate during the presidential race. "Well, Sen. Wyden, he did not say that", Sessions said. Comey referred frequently to the attorney general and included the tantalizing tidbit that there were "facts that I can't discuss in an open setting".

Red Sox Manage Only 5 Hits, Shut Out by Yankees 8-0

The rest of Wednesday night was stress-free for Sabathia and a reminder of some of the starts the left-hander used to deliver. NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy apologized Wednesday for his on-air remarks a night earlier that pitchers such as Yankees star Masahiro Tanaka shouldn't be allowed to have translators on the mound.

Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes, rallying past Irish War Cry

The 2017 Belmont lost some of its worldwide flavor when Japan's Epicharis, the UAE Derby's runner-up, was scratched after a morning vet check revealed a right front foot problem had failed to respond to treatment. "He remained very confident in the horse even after the Blue Grass and after the tough trip in the Derby". Especially with the Derby victor, the two-week turnaround between the Derby and the Preakness is a really short time for horses, but it's a pretty long 14 days for a horse ...

Unseeded Ostapenko faces Halep in French Open final

The French Open champion will be a first-time major victor while victory will also crown the Romanian third seed as the new world number one, replacing Angelique Kerber. The most unbelievable part of Vinci's participation in the final was that she stunned Serena Williams in the semifinals, ending the American's attempt to pull off a calendar-year Grand Slam.