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The Cavs Have Done The Unthinkable And Come Back From 3-1 Down To Win The NBA Championship

It’s over. The Cavs have won. The Cavs won. Holy cow, the Cavs have won!<p>There’s no way even the most diehard Cavs fan saw this coming after the Warriors went into Cleveland for Game 4 and won to take a commanding 3-1 lead. But, after a 93-89 victory Monday night in a Game 7 in Oakland that finally …

Basketball

Cleveland is a title city for 1st time in 52 years

Browns last won a championship Dec. 27, 1964<p>More tears. Only this time, tears of joy.<p>Cleveland's championship drought, crossing 52 years, generations …

Cleveland Cavaliers win basketball's NBA championship

In basketball, history has been made after the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 93 to 89 in Sunday’s NBA finals.<p>In a remarkable performance,<br>Cleveland’s Lebron James almost single-handedly helped the Cav’s win their first NBA title following an improbable comeback from 3-1 down in …

Basketball

Dallas Mavericks: Sefko: A starting five that could make the Mavs a top-four team in the West next season | SportsDay

Sefko: Five of the most sensible and attainable free-agent targets for the Mavericks<p><b>Question: How will the DeAndre Jordan fiasco affect Mavs'</b> …

Seniors Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn feel 'more mature' ahead of NBA draft

NEW YORK -- The NBA Draft is filled with 18- and 19-year-old hopefuls who spent one or two years in college.<p>Ben Simmons, the presumptive No. 1 pick by the 76ers on Thursday, fled LSU after one season. Brandon Ingram, who is being pegged to the Lakers at No. 2, also left school (Duke) after his …

Basketball

Charles Barkley: LeBron will never be a top-5 NBA great

TNT basketball analyst and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has been a consistent critic of LeBron James. He’s stated in the past that he wouldn’t rank LeBron among his top 5 all-time NBA players. That hasn’t changed.<p>But according to Barkley, there’s nothing LeBron can do to ever jump into his top 5 …

How to watch the 2016 NBA Draft

The 2016 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday, and here is a quick FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) guide to how all Lakers fans can stay connected …

Where Does Cleveland Rank In Sports Misery Now?

It actually happened. After more than five decades of waiting, the Cleveland faithful are taking to the streets by the thousands because the city finally has something to celebrate: The Cleveland Cavaliers staged an incredible comeback victory over the Golden State Warriors, claiming Cleveland’s …

Basketball

Kris Dunn's NBA Pipe-Dream Is Finally A Reality

He's risen from living alone at nine with his 13-year-old brother to the zenith of basketball.<p>Reaching the NBA is the ultimate goal for most basketball hopefuls, but it was like a pipe-dream for Kris Dunn. Nicknamed "Peanut," he was still just 5-foot-7 as a scrawny high school sophomore. His father …

You be the GM: Who should the Pelicans select with the No. 6 overall pick? Poll | NOLA.com

The New Orleans Pelicans have the sixth overall pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft, and they want a player who can make an immediate impact.<p>But it is …

Thursday's Lakers Links: Brandon Ingram should be a good fit

<b>Lakers are leaning toward taking Duke's Brandon Ingram with second pick in the NBA draft</b>: If the NBA draft unfolds as expected Thursday, the Lakers …

NBA Draft 2017: Early Mock Projections for 1st Round

It may be time for Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram to shine under the New York City lights Thursday night, but it's never too early to look ahead to the 2017 NBA draft.<p>And with loads of talented point guards and plenty of compelling big men littering early projections, there are several prospects …

The way we evaluate NBA draft picks makes no sense

Are draft picks actually valuable or not? Our logic in determining the answer to this question is amazingly inconsistent.<p>How teams and analysts value NBA draft picks is so weird. When a team goes to trade a star player, the focus is on how many first-round picks they can gobble up. The allure of a …

Are the Knicks Trying to Tank or Contend?

Late June in New York City is a time of reprieve before the oppressive heat. Down on Canal Street, the warren of fugazi booths have thrown open their …

Thon Maker Reportedly Could Fall out of NBA Draft 1st Round over Age Concerns

Sudan-born center Thon Maker is a potential first-round pick in Thursday night's NBA draft, but concerns regarding the authenticity of his age could cause him to tumble down draft boards.<p>The Australian-raised big man is listed at 19 years of age, but according to Jake Fischer of <i>Sports Illustrated</i>, …

Why Derrick Rose is good for the Knicks

The dust had barely settled on the celebrations in Cleveland yet when the NBA moved on to the next business of off-season blockbuster moves.<p>The first …

Five takeaways from Indiana's win over Rutgers

Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over Rutgers<p>Indiana moved to 11-3 overall and 1-0 in Big Ten play on Wednesday afternoon with a 79-72 win over …

Jeff Van Gundy a new candidate to be Pelicans head coach

Jeff Van Gundy has emerged as a candidate for the New Orleans Pelicans' head-coaching position, according to league sources. ‎Sources told ESPN.com …

NBA

LeBron James: Latest Contract News, Rumors on Cavaliers Star's Future

Even though LeBron James likely isn't going anywhere this summer, the former NBA MVP is reportedly opting out of his contract and waiting to see how things play out for the Cleveland Cavaliers' other free agents before making a commitment.<p>Continue for updates.<p>LeBron Reportedly Opts Out, Will Use …

Elena Delle Donne wins WNBA MVP

Chicago's Elena Delle Donne has proven in her three seasons in the WNBA that as long as she's healthy, she's going to be a major handful for …

Don't Hit the Panic Button on Jameis Winston After Putrid 1st Start

On the surface, Sept. 13, 2015 was not a good day for Jameis Winston.<p>It was a memorable one, since it marked the 2015 No. 1 overall pick's NFL debut, but because Winston completed just 16 of 33 passes while throwing two interceptions in a blowout loss to a team quarterbacked by the player chosen …

Jameis Winston Throws Pick-6 vs. Titans on 1st Career Pass

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston's first career pass in the NFL went for a touchdown—the other way.<p>Facing a 3rd-and-3 at his own 27-yard line on his opening drive, Winston (No. 1 overall pick in 2015 NFL draft) threw an ill-advised pass that wound up being picked off by Tennessee …

Jameis Winston's first career pass went for a TD ... to the wrong team

Jameis Winston's NFL debut got off to an ugly start.<p>Marcus Mariota threw his first ever touchdown on just his fourth career pass. Jameis Winston …

Football (U.S.)

Marcus Mariota shines, Jameis Winston struggles in debut for teams, fantasy football owners

The first two picks in this year's draft faced each other Sunday, and only one came out feeling good. We break down the fantasy implications.<p>At least the NFL schedule-makers have a sense of timing. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tennessee Titans, each with a rookie quarterback taken early in this …

NFL

Marcus Mariota Looked Fantastic

Since Marcus Mariota is the talk of the NFL, it's pronounced MAR-ee-OH-tah

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- He's the talk of the NFL, so how about we make a pact to pronounce his name correctly?<p>Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Marcus …

Matt Ryan praises Falcons rookie wide receiver Justin Hardy

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan made sure to mention rookie wide receiver Justin Hardy while talking about young players …

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