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National Basketball Association champions Golden State Warriors' comeback year in memes

Can you endure Donald Trump's most EMBARASSING tweets? The Warriors sailed through the 2017 playoffs with an unprecedented 16-1 record - their only blemish coming in Cleveland in Game 4 of the Finals when the Cavaliers produced an all-time record shooting performance to win by 21 points.

Alun Wyn Jones to lead Lions recovery mission against Crusaders

Tour skipper Sam Warburton misses out with an ankle problem, while Ross Moriarty has a back spasm and Dan Biggar is undergoing return-to-play protocols after a head injury. We are disappointed, but we go on to the next game. Fox Sports is the only Australian broadcaster of the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand and, as such, the only way to stream the matches online will be through the Foxtel Play or Foxtel Go apps which you are able to use on your tablet, smartphone or laptop.

Man United hope £80m offer will secure second summer signing

As for Ronaldo, he's stated his intent to leave Real Madrid this summer amid fresh accusations of tax fraud by the Spanish tax man. The Spaniard has become frustrated with his lack of game time at the Bernabeu under boss Zinedine Zidane.

Portugal hoping Ronaldo can continue his good form in Russia

Cedric Soares and Pepe, who had been practicing separately because they were not fully fit, joined the rest of Portugal's group in Thursday's session at Rubin Kazan's training grounds. He also scored important goals in the decisive stages of the Spanish league, a competition Madrid won this season for the first time in five years.

Brian Harman sits atop a crowded US Open leaderboard after third round

Paul Casey shot 1-under 71, and the trio of Brian Harman , Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka shot 70 to share the lead at 7-under 137. He rolled a long birdie putt off the sixth green and made bogey, and he dropped two more shots with three-putt bogeys.

Justin Thomas shoots 63, trails Brian Harman by 1 at US Open

Open is playing out, so let's begin with Justin Thomas' 18th hole on Saturday. Robert Streb was the last golfer to shoot 63 at the majors during the 2016 US PGA Championship. 9 and 10 and again at 17 and 18 left him with a 2-over 74 and a 2-day total of 1-over 145. Casey swung and missed from the tall fescue on No. 3, and then chipped out and it rolled all the way off the green on the other side.

FIFA panel invites debate on 'radical' 60-minute game clock

Three main aims - improving player behaviour and increasing respect, increasing playing time and increasing fairness and attractiveness - are cited as the reason for the proposals by the IFAB. Now the clock is never stopped, even when the ball goes out of play or players are down injured. Perhaps one of the more intriguing ideas suggested is the plan to only allow the referee to blow the half time or full time whistle when the ball is out of play, in a similar style to rugby.

Lions send message to All Blacks ahead of test series

Lock Dominic Bird and prop Nepo Laulala are the only All Blacks among the Chiefs starting lineup while hooker Hika Elliot and backrower Liam Messam , who both played for the Maori in a 32-10 loss to the Lions on Saturday, are included on the bench.

Mayweather accepted McGregor fight because of fans

Mayweather, who retired in 2015 with an unbeaten record of 49-0, and UFC lightweight champion McGregor will clash in a 12-round fight after teasing the event for almost a year. "You're supposed to stand behind your man. Stand behind the fighter that you believe". And with ticket prices and pay-per-view costs expected to be significantly higher, the bout could also top Mayweather vs Pacquiao, and make $1bn (£0.78bn) in revenue.

With yet another title, Madrid again the kings of Europe

The Wales worldwide was a second-half substitute on Saturday as Madrid claimed their second Champions League triumph in as many seasons with a 4-1 win over Juventus in Cardiff . I obviously came back way too early from my surgery and I suffered a bit and obviously we were considering having more at one point. Kick-off at the Principality Stadium was delayed by two minutes due to an elaborate pre-match ceremony involving American pop act the Black Eyed Peas and when play got under way, ...

US Open snippets from third round at Erin Hills

Tommy Fleetwood (11), Brooks Koepka (11) and Rickie Fowler (10) were also in the double-digit club. This is the first time in 25 years that the U.S. Open has always been my favorite tournament. More significant, though, is his own history. Morgan was at 9-under 135 after two rounds and became the first player to reach 10-under par in the U.S.

No pressure on us ahead of ICC CT final: Virat Kohli

There is no doubt about it. I prepare the best way I can. India are fielding the same playing XI which defeated South Africa and Bangladesh (in the semifinal) as R Ashwin, who had hurt his knee during practice on the eve of the final, is taking field.

Konta reaches semifinals of Aegon Open

Brits already enjoyed success at the sold-out Nottingham Tennis Centre as Liverpudlian brothers Neal and Ken Skupski won their 14th ATP Challenger tournament together on Saturday - their first on grass - when they edged Australians Matt Reid and John-Patrick Smith 7-6 (1) 2-6 10-7.

The mighty recovery of Paul Casey puts him in US Open mix

Not since the so-called "Massacre of Winged Foot" of 1974 has there been such a logjam atop the leader board , but this latest edition of the old championship is more bunched that at any time with 32 players within five shots of the lead.

AC Milan open to swapping Donnarumma for Ronaldo

News is breaking this afternoon that Bianconeri director Beppe Moratta has confirmed that The Old Lady have officially entered the race to sign Donnarumma, who they see as Buffon's replacement when he likely retires when his contract expires, next summer.

Four tied atop US Open leaderboard after two rounds

That's still 15 more than the Erin Hills leads. "Then three-putt the next two holes". Cameron Champ , who just finished his junior year at Texas A&M, birdied his last hole for a 69. The little lefty from Georgia has a chance to make a little history at Erin Hills. He then hit five of 14 fairways, fewest in the field. And even that was frustrating.

Sox turn on power to beat Jays

He allowed an infield hit to Yolmer Sanchez, a single to left by Hanson, a two-run double to Cabrera and an RBI double to Abreu. NOTES: White Sox CF Leury Garcia (sore left hand) missed his sixth successive start Saturday. got his first career RBI with one out. Goins answered for the Blue Jays in the bottom of the inning, hitting a ground-rule double that scored Kendrys Morales.

London Firefighters Battling Massive High-Rise Blaze

Celeste Thomas, who lives near the scene, said: "Police moving everyone back". Metropolitan Police in London say they're continuing to evacuate people from a massive apartment fire in west London . "Residents continue to be evacuated from the tower block fire in North Kensington". In one he said: "All I'm watching now as the sun comes up is hell".

Warriors dethrone Cavaliers for second title in three years

But he offered a glimpse of what more he could offer by averaging more than 30 points per game during a 4-1 series win over the Cavaliers in the Finals. He also added 8.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists a game. From my eyes, they're built to last a few years. "You have to tip your hat to Cleveland", he added.

Anthony Joshua ready for training despite no rival

I want to come back and see how good I am - even with the time out. In that time, Fury has battled his mental demons while seeing Joshua rise to the top of the heavyweight division. Joshua called out Fury in the ring after beating Wladimir Klitschko to become WBA, IBO and IBF world heavyweight champion. 'I walked away from boxing because I wasn't interested, there were no challengers there.

Dodgers' Puig makes obscene gesture at Cleveland fans

Puig rounded the bases after his shot to right-center field gave the Dodgers a 2-0 lead, then celebrated briefly with teammates. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after the game he was unaware of the incident, but that he expected to see and hear more about it later Tuesday night.

500000 fans may attend parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win

The Penguins are just days out from winning their second Stanley Cup in a row. With the younger Matt Murray having emerged as the Penguins' goaltender of the future, the writing was on the wall regarding Fleury's future with the team.

Pittsburgh Penguins win Stanley Cup with late goal in controversial Game 6

The Pittsburgh Penguins shut out the Predators 2-0 Sunday night in Nashville , Tenn., to win their second straight championship . FIRST TIME, NOT THE LAST TIME: Even though Nashville was the lowest-seeded of the 16 playoff teams, one might make a mistake if they look at its first Stanley Cup Final as an outlier.

EDITORIAL Another Cup of cheer for Penguins

The home team decided they have nothing to lose in that situation and they left their goal empty, which was a gift for the Penguins , and another Swedish player, Carl Hagelin set the final result at 13.6 seconds until the end of the game.

Malkin makes case as greatest Russian-born player in National Hockey League history

Notes: Lemieux won the Conn Smythe in 1992 and 1992, and Bernie Parent was the first to win the MVP trophy in consecutive years in 1974 and 1975. Pittsburgh Penguins center Jake Guentzel celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the Penguins defeated the Nashville Predators 2-0 in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Nashville , Tenn.

'It's simply, and absolutely, not good enough' says McLaren's Eric Boullier

For the third year running, McLaren has been plagued by Honda reliability issues, but this is the first time it has gone seven races without scoring a point. Alonso brought his auto to a halt and clambered into the nearby grandstands to join the fans. But his presence amongst the Canadian supporters only served to highlight yet another Honda failure.

Halep, Ostapenko to clash for French Open title

Both women are chasing maiden major crowns but if Halep fulfils tournament favouritism, she will become the third player to win a grand slam and reach world No 1 under Cahill's tutelage. "I really like competing in this tournament, but it was not easy as we had to go to the locker room twice for rain delays". I saw a little bit of her match today.

The future of women's tennis is now: French Open victor Jelena Ostapenko

Ostapenko is the first Latvian to win a grand slam and her victory over Halep was broadcast on a big screen in Riga, the nation's capital. The Latvian, who only turned 20 on Thursday, was 6-4 3-0 down and seemingly staring at defeat in her maiden grand-slam final.

Ronaldo charged with tax fraud by Spanish state prosecutor

Real Madrid declined to comment. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was convicted of tax fraud for unpaid income from image rights previous year, but he is not expected to serve prison time since it was his first offence. The 31-year-old recently completed a sterling season with Los Blancos, firing them to the Spanish La Liga and the UEFA Champions League double. On Tuesday, the state prosecutor cited the verdict against Messi as precedent for the case against Ronaldo.

Sweden beat New Zealand to level America's Cup duel

The challenger finals will be a trans-Tasman showdown between Outteridge and Team New Zealand skipper Peter Burling. "I've dried out a little bit, but apart from that, I'm fine", Outteridge told the post-race press conference afterwards. "If we can keep pushing the boat to its limit there's going to be some incredible racing". "It's been a very up and down road for us, but it's nice to be hitting a bit of form now", Outteridge said.

Ten-man France down England in lively friendly

A minute's silence then preceded the kickoff, with England and France players alternating around the centre circle. France's forward Olivier Giroud had his volley ruled offside on 14 minutes, and Dembele wasted a chance of levelling the score in just two minutes, only to see his shot off the post.

Murray, Wawrinka, Halep to QFs, Monfils Out

Andy Murray has admitted his frustration with the controversial time violation rule after he was penalised by umpire Carlos Ramos during his quarter-final tie with Kei Nishikori . However, the revival was short-lived as the double Olympic gold medallist won six games in a row to booked another clash with Wawrinka after winning 2-6 6-1 7-6 6-1.

Rafael Nadal Extends French Open Record With 10th Title

The Spaniard beat 2015 Roland Garros champion Wawrinka 6-2 6-3 6-1 to eclipse Pete Sampras on the all-time list of major champions with 15 titles - second only to Roger Federer's 18 titles. "I was trying to find solution", Wawrinka said. Wawrinka had been riding a 10-match winning streak before he ran into Nadal. "For sure he's playing the best he's ever played , playing more aggressive, staying close to the [base] line".

Halep Defeats Pliskova to Reach Second Roland Garros Final

Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko had quite the day, and quite the last two weeks. A tournament once shrouded in mystery, the 2017 French Open has delivered a sublime matchup for the women's final between Simona Halep and Jelena Ostapenko . All told, Pliskova committed 55 unforced errors before Halep served out to win the match. Ostapenko took out Timea Bacsinszky , 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3.

Fleury accepted Penguins request to waive no-movement clause

Marc-Andre Fleury gives the Stanley Cup to Matt Murray for his time to celebrate. While rumors swirled over the summer and up through the Trade Deadline, the Penguins ultimately held onto Fleury. The writing has been on the wall some time now, but it could be the end of an era for a very important member of the Pittsburgh Penguins . This is where the situation gets really interesting.