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Warriors beat Thunder to book NBA title showdown with Cavs
Stephen Curry scored 36 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 96-88 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder and into an NBA title rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors, trying to cap a sensational season that included a record 73 regular-season victories with a second straight title, sealed the 4-3 series victory in the Western Conference finals on their home floor in Oakland, California -- clawing back after trailing 3-1 in the series. The Warriors, who became the 10th team to rally from a 3-1 deficit to win a playoff series, host LeBron James and the Cavaliers in game one of the finals on Thursday.
Warriors cap comeback, KO Thunder in Game 7
(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-88 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on Monday to set up a rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA Championship. Stephen Curry hit five second-half 3-pointers and scored 36 points in all for Golden State, who will host the opener of the best-of-seven NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland. The defending NBA champions, who rallied from a 3-1 series deficits, were down by 13 in the first half and eight early in the third quarter before gunning their way to a shot at becoming the NBA's first repeat winner since Miami in 2012 and '13.
Rose withdraws from Memorial with bad back
France's Bourdy leads 13 qualifiers into U.S. Open
(Reuters) - France's Gregory Bourdy led 13 players into the field for the U.S. Open golf championship next month at Oakmont Country Club in the International Sectional qualifier at Walton Heath in Surrey, England on Monday. Four-time European Tour winner Bourdy shot rounds of 67 and 68 to finish nine-under-par, two shots clear of Swedens Mikael Lundberg, to lead the qualifying event for the U.S. Open which takes place outside Pittsburgh starting on June 16. Irishman Padraig Harrington, announced last week as one of Darren Clarkes vice-captains for this years Ryder Cup, bogeyed his final two holes to miss out on the playoff by one shot.
Golf-France's Bourdy leads 13 qualifiers into U.S. Open
France's Gregory Bourdy led 13 players into the field for the U.S. Open golf championship next month at Oakmont Country Club in the International Sectional qualifier at Walton Heath in Surrey, England on Monday. Four-time European Tour winner Bourdy shot rounds of 67 and 68 to finish nine-under-par, two shots clear of Sweden's Mikael Lundberg, to lead the qualifying event for the U.S. Open which takes place outside Pittsburgh starting on June 16. Irishman Padraig Harrington, announced last week as one of Darren Clarke's vice-captains for this year's Ryder Cup, bogeyed his final two holes to miss out on the playoff by one shot.Mon, 30 May 2016 17:02:54 -0400
Pau Gasol could skip Rio over Zika fears
Spanish basketball star Pau Gasol said Monday he is considering skipping the Olympic Games in Brazil in August due to fears over the Zika virus. "I hope that national Olympic committees and international health organisations provide real information regarding the situation in Brazil so athletes can take informed decisions," he added.
Worried Gasol wants more Zika details ahead of Rio
Chicago Bulls and Spain basketball center Pau Gasol wants clarity on the Zika outbreak in Brazil before deciding whether to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August. Gasol, who has represented his country at the last three Games, says there is not enough information about the outbreak of the virus that is linked to serious birth defects. "The Olympics can be an opportunity for this virus to spread.
May 30 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 13.40 2. (2) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 11.60 3. (3) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 9.66 4. (4) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 7.77 5. (5) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 7.42 6. (6) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 7.10 7. (7) Adam Scott (Australia) 6.85 8. (8) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 6.61 9. (9) Danny Willett (Britain) 6.55 10. (10) Justin Rose (Britain) 5.91 11. (11) Branden Grace (South Africa) 5.19 12. (13) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 5.07 13. (12) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 5.00 14. (14) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 4.76 15. (15) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 4.60 16. ...Mon, 30 May 2016 05:21:27 -0400
Thailand's Ariya captures third LPGA title in a row
Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn won her third consecutive LPGA title, firing a final-round five-under par 67 to win the inaugural Volvik Championship by five strokes over American Christina Kim. Ariya became the first player to capture her first three LPGA crowns consecutively, pushing the 20-year-old from Bangkok within two of the tour record win streak of five events by Sweden's Annika Sorenstam and American Nancy Lopez. Ariya became the first Thai player to win an LPGA title when she took the Yokohama Tire Classic in Alabama earlier this month and added the Kingsmill Championship last week.
Golf-FedEx Cup rankings
May 30 (Infostrada Sports) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 2040 2. (2) Adam Scott (Australia) 1861 3. (7) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 1683 4. (4) Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 1352 5. (3) Russell Knox (Britain) 1350 6. (8) Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 1252 7. (5) Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 1223 8. (9) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 1216 9. (6) Justin Thomas (U.S.) 1198 10. (11) Kevin Na (U.S.) 1157 11. (10) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 1151 12. (12) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 1081 13. (13) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 1069 14. (17) Jason Dufner (U.S.) 1034 15. (14) Smylie Kaufman (U.S.) 1019 16. ...Sun, 29 May 2016 21:54:24 -0400