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Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers for title

Kevin Durant, maligned for leaving a good team to join a great one, listened to the cheers rain down from the Oracle Arena rafters Monday night, finally an National Basketball Association champion, he and the Golden State Warriors having wrested the title away from the Cleveland Cavaliers in an epic Game 5 of the championship series.



Ruthless India cruise into semi-finals

You have to sometimes say things that hurt. But Hafeez, a veteran of 187 ODIs, told reporters in Cardiff on Sunday: "To be honest, I'm always a fan of that tag, that we're an unpredictable team". Despite that, the 33-year-old still believes he is the right man to take the team forward and feels he can lead them to long-awaited World Cup success in 2019.


Premier League clubs keen for Saturday evening games

Premier League clubs keen for Saturday evening games

Arsenal reportedly sold 45 000 season tickets, followed up by Manchester City in fourth and Everton in fifth, while Tottenham Hotspur followed them in sixth place. Premier League fixtures for the 2017-18 season will be announced on Wednesday June 14 at 13.30 IST. Home-grown debutants averaged 716 minutes of Premier League football in 2016-17, a 20 per cent increase on 2015-16 (596 minutes), according to figures from the Premier League.



Coleman keeps faith despite Wales' fifth draw in a row

Tempers briefly flared on the terraces after the Wales midfielder converted his dinked "Panenka" spot kick, as a dozen Serbian supporters ripped a Welsh flag off the railings and forced riot police to move in and separate the rival sections.


Sarfraz the hero as Pakistan squeeze into Champions Trophy semis

Sarfraz the hero as Pakistan squeeze into Champions Trophy semis

Pakistan's semi-final will be their first meeting with England in a 50-over tournament since 2003 and their first knockout clash since they won the 1992 World Cup final. They'll hope to take their momentum into the semifinal match-up with England , polish the mistakes that they made, and ultimately capitalize on the opportunity they've earned to reach the Champions Trophy finals.


Atlético's Griezmann:

Atlético's Griezmann: "It would be a dirty move to leave now"

Griezmann has a buyout price of £87m as part of his deal with Atletico which runs until 2021, and previously expressed some interest in a move to Old Trafford. With my advisor Eric Olhats we have made a decision to stay. He even said in one television interview that a move was "possible", with United having been ready to pay a release clause in his contract reportedly of more than 100 million euros ($112 million).