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Why this is the most special NBA title for the Warriors, plus how the Celtics let the series slip away

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Warriors up the mountain again Stephen Curry paved the way. The Warriors defeated the Celtics 103–90 in Game 6 of the Finals to become the fourth NBA champion in the last eight seasons.

  • Curry had 34 points, seven rebounds and seven assists en route to his goal. first career Finals MVP.
  • Andrew Wiggins completed an outstanding playoff with 18 points, while Draymond Green did a little bit of everything with 12 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two blocks.
  • Jordan Pool added 15 points off the bench.
  • Warriors are the first team with four titles in eight seasons since the Bulls won six titles in 1991–98..

Two seasons ago, the Warriors were the worst team in the league. They didn’t make the playoffs last season. Clay Thompson During this time he was seriously injured. Curry and Green have also dealt with injuries. To put it mildly, it was ugly.

But the challenges of the past three years – and how close this trio of stars – make this title so special for Golden StateNBA expert Colin Ward-Henninger writes.

  • Ward-Henninger: “The trio of three historically unique players who complement each other on the court in ways that paralyze opponents have also achieved an off-court balance that has allowed them to rise, thrive and persevere over the past 10 seasons. All selected in the draft. Warriors. Everyone carries a chip on their shoulder because of their position in the draft and countless other reasons, both rational and contrived. Most importantly, all with an insatiable, uncanny longing to compete and win.”

As the main trio of the Warriors dynasty turned 30 years old, it was reasonable to wonder if the team’s dazzling successes were a thing of the past. We had no idea that they were re-equipping and reloading – with the arrival of Wiggins, the appearance of Poole and the opening Gary Payton II — perhaps for their most remarkable and unexpected name.

However, I can’t stop thinking about Curry, who was brought to tears in the final moments of the game. Steve Kerr named him Curry “The crowning achievement in what was already an incredible career.” I agree. He was great in games 1-3, but Golden State was still trailing in the series 2-1. Then he was otherworldly—perhaps his best Finals game—in Game 4. The Celtics made a serious mistake by not taking advantage of his rough Game 5 because he came back and buried them in Game 6, like a player of his caliber should.

And now Curry is finally Finals MVP and the Warriors are world champions again. Oh and they are favorites to win next yeartoo much.

As always, you can check out all of our outstanding NBA coverage here.

honorable mentions

  • yankeeshome winning streak up to 14.
  • corner defender AJ Harris became First five-star commit in Georgia in the class of 2023.
  • WNBA star Sue Bird has announced that this will be her final season..
  • Basketball league player saved the judge’s life.

And not such a good morning for…



  • In Game 4, the Celtics were in the lead with five minutes remaining. Then they broke up.
  • In Game 5, the Celtics were leading at the end of the third quarter. Then they broke up.
  • In Game 6, the Celtics took an early lead and looked like they were ready to force Game 7. Then they fell apart… in historical fashion.

There are two areas that ultimately doomed the Celtics to the Finals.

  • Fights in close games: Boston was 21 points behind in the fourth quarter of the last three games.
  • Careless, unforced errors: Boston was 1-8 this postseason with 15+ assists.

While it’s easy to assume that the Celtics will return given their young core, it’s never smart to make such assumptions. Yes, Boston is very, very good. Yes, it was an outstanding season. But in professional sports, things change quickly.

Eastern Conference loaded. The Celtics will likely be rivals for years to come, but they will regret the missed chance this year. You never know how many chances you will get.

Updated US Open Leaderboard Coming To Weekend ⛳


After one round, there were many big names on the US Open leaderboard. near top but only one player in vertex: Adam Hadwin shot from four to 66 to take the lead. This is the first time he has led or co-led a major after any round.

Here’s the top of the leaderboard as it arrived this morning.

  • one. Adam Hadwin (-four)
  • T-2. Rory McIlroy, Joel Damen, David Lingmert, Callum Tarren, Mattis Duffue (-3)
  • T-7. Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Matt Fitzpatrick, Aaron Wise, Brian Harman, Matthew NeSmith, Hayden Buckley (-2)

McIlroy, who has become a prominent voice in professional golf, performed a strong course statement toowrites golf expert Kyle Porter.

  • Receptionist: “There are other great talkers in the game, but they don’t score 67s through their first 18 holes at The Country Club. … He did what we all need to do – at least for the next three days – – reminding everyone of the historic scope of the major championship that is now underway and may soon be in his hands.”

It hasn’t been a good day for the most notable player on the other side of the PGA-vs-LIV saga: Phil Mickelson shot eight over 78.

For more on McIlroy, Mickelson and everything else from day one in Brooklyn, be sure to check out our leaderboard breakdown and takeaway food. Also, here time and groups for today.

2026 FIFA World Cup venues announced; Clarity on USMNT roster for 2022? ⚽


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FIFA has announced the host cities of the 2026 World Cup.. Games are played in the USA, Canada and Mexico.

Here are the US cities that will host the games:

  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Kansas City
  • Angels
  • Miami
  • New York/New Jersey
  • Philadelphia
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle

Toronto and Vancouver (Canada) and Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey (Mexico) were the other five selected cities. It is noteworthy that it is not on this US list? Washington, D.C., which had a joint bid with Baltimore.. Ottawa was also not selected, which means Mexico City is the only capital of the country hosting.

Before we go too far ahead we have yet to focus on the 2022 World Cupand USA men’s team just finished a four game plan that included a lot of the players we’ll see in Qatar. USMNT had two wins, two draws and a lot of valuable information for the manager. Gregg Berhalter and his staff. The biggest conclusion is that the striker’s place is closed… for now.

Be sure to check out our expert Roger Gonzalez. takeaway foodand an excellent piece by Chuck Booth roster forecast for the World Cup.

2022 MLB Tryout Draft: Sons of former All-Stars go 1-2 ⚾


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One month left before the 2022 MLB draftand orioles‘ Choice No. 1 remains wide open. Our MLB pundit Mike Axis takes on Baltimore son of a seven-time All-Star in his last draft.

  • Axis: “Rumor has it that Baltimore has narrowed down its No. 1 pick preference to five players: Jackson Holliday (Matt’s son), Cal Poly shortstop Brooks Leebatsman L.S.U. Jacob Berryand high school outfielders Drew Jones (son of Andrew) and Elijah Green. With the field so wide open, a portfolio approach seems likely and Holliday is a worthy bet to take a trade below the slot because he could fall to No. 7 or 8 if he doesn’t become No. 1.”

Here are the top five:

  • 1. Orioles: S.S. Jackson Holliday, Stillwater H.S.
  • 2. Diamondbacks: Drew Jones, Wesleyan H.S.
  • 3 Rangers: Elijah Green, IMG Academy
  • 4 Pirates: SS Brooks Lee, Cal Poly
  • 5. Nationals: C Kevin Parada, Georgia Institute of Technology

You can see the entire dummy draft here.

What are we watching this weekend?

We watch the US Open all weekend. Here’s how you can too.

As well as…


🏀 Storm in the sun7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network
Spirit vs Racing Louisville F.C.19:30 at Paramount+


Guardians at the Dodgers or Cardinals in the Red Sox19:15 on FOX
🏒 Stanley Cup Final Game 2: Lightning at Avalanche8pm on ABC
Live vs. Red Stars20:30 at Paramount+


🏀 Storm on the loosenoon on ESPN
Thorns against pride15:00 Paramount+
Courage against the dash17:00 Paramount+
White Sox on the Astros19:00 on ESPN

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