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Golden State Warriors defeat Cleveland Cavaliers to win the National Basketball Association title

Did Cleveland show enough in the last three games - the heartbreaking loss in Game 3, the offensive explosion in Game 4, the relatively close clincher - to convince the organization that this roster can beat the Warriors in a seven-game series? Kyle Korver's 3-pointer pulled the Cavaliers within 108-102 but dunks by Durant and Andre Iguodala boosted Golden State's lead to 110-102 and the Warriors kept Cleveland at bay, a Durant driving layup stretching Golden State's edge to ...



LeBron James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

Last July, five National Basketball Association all-stars met in a room in the Hamptons on Long Island. But Warriors coach Steve Kerr was hesitant to unleash the fivesome for long stretches, nervous about what that would mean for their rebounding, especially with Tristan Thompson rounding back into his usual form in the Game 4 blowout win.


Why Ned Yost didn't change his lineup after Astros scratched Dallas Keuchel

Why Ned Yost didn't change his lineup after Astros scratched Dallas Keuchel

Herrera's ERA jumped to 5.55 as he gave up four runs in one-third of an inning. Hammel's final line: 7.0 innings, four hits, four strikeouts, and the one run. Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer in the eighth off Austin Brice. Hammel has given up no less than three earned runs in his last five starts and has an ERA of 5.65 at home this season.


It is Simona Halep vs Jelena Ostapenko in French Open Women's final

It is Simona Halep vs Jelena Ostapenko in French Open Women's final

However, Pliskova rallied, breaking for a 4-2 lead in the second and levelling the contest at a set apiece. At times during a match of 16 service breaks the impetuosity of youth betrayed her as she seemed on the verge of youthful tantrums in the hot sunshine, especially when she lost four games in a row to lose the second set.


Lower back injury lands Astros' Lance McCullers on disabled list

Lower back injury lands Astros' Lance McCullers on disabled list

The 23-year-old saw his 2016 start late and end early due to shoulder and elbow injuries, respectively, so Houston isn't inclined to push him too hard now, especially while sitting on a 12-game lead in the AL West. McCullers, whose move is retroactive to Friday, joins Dallas Keuchel , Collin McHugh and Charlie Morton as Astros starters now on the disabled list.