Archive for the ‘Golden State Warriors’ Category

NBA notebook: Warriors’ Green dismisses doubters

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Forward Draymond Green, who recently agreed to a $100 million contract extension to stay with the Golden State Warriors, took exception Wednesday to anyone who thinks the former world champions will struggle to compete in 2019-20. Las Vegas odds for the Warriors to make the playoffs aren't as good as they were when Golden State won NBA titles in 2015, 2017 and 2018, but Green is thinking positively even when fans don't consider them favorites heading into the season. "I like it," said Green, who has been with the Warriors for those past three titles.

NBA notebook: Warriors’ Green dismisses doubters

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Forward Draymond Green, who recently agreed to a $100 million contract extension to stay with the Golden State Warriors, took exception Wednesday to anyone who thinks the former world champions will struggle to compete in 2019-20. Las Vegas odds for the Warriors to make the playoffs aren't as good as they were when Golden State won NBA titles in 2015, 2017 and 2018, but Green is thinking positively even when fans don't consider them favorites heading into the season. "I like it," said Green, who has been with the Warriors for those past three titles.

Canada suffers devastating comeback loss to USA in World Cup of Dodgeball

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

In the last few years there's been a staggering amount of competition for the best comeback in sports history. There's the Atlanta Falcons fumbling a 28-3 lead in Superbowl LI, the Golden State Warriors blowing a 3-1 advantage in the NBA Finals, Tiger Woods rising from the ashes to win The Masters, and for a recent addition, Team USA erasing a 10-point deficit to beat Team Canada in overtime at the World Cup of Dodgeball. It's a rivalry embedded deep in our North American roots, and in this episode, Uncle Sam slapped the Canucks with an embarrassing loss.

Forbes: Warriors one of top 10 most valuable franchises in the world

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Forbes released its annual NBA franchise valuations back in February, and the Warriors ($3.5 billion) checked in at No. behind the Lakers ($3.7 billion) and Knicks ($4 billion). On Monday, the publication issued its "The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2019" report and Golden State is in the Top 10: 1) Dallas Cowboys = $5 billion 2) New York Yankees = $4.6 billion 3) Real Madrid = $4.24 billion 4) Barcelona = $4.02 billion 5) New York Knicks = $4 billion 6) Manchester United = $3.81 billion 7) New Englad Patriots = $3.8 billion 8) Los Angeles Lakers = $3.7 billion 9) Golden State Warriors = $3.5 billion 10) New York Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers = $3.3 billion As Forbes wrote in Febru...

USWNT star Megan Rapinoe will be obvious choice for Sportsperson of Year

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Ten days into the second half of 2019, we already have a leader for Sportsperson of the Year, an award presented by a variety of media outlets, the most visible being the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award given by Sports Illustrated. The Golden State Warriors, back-to-back NBA champs willing to exercise social conscience, earned the distinction in 2018. The year before, Houston Astros star Jose Altuve and Houston Texans star J.J. Watt were honored excelling on the field and also their contributions to disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Morgan talks potential White House visit for USA: I think you know the answer

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Alex Morgan hinted the United States will snub Donald Trump's White House invitation and is confident Jill Ellis' team will not be split on the issue. It is customary for champions to visit the US president after winning a sporting title, with Morgan and her team-mates congratulated by Barack Obama when they won the Women's World Cup in 2015. However, since Trump succeeded Obama following the 2016 election, teams like the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles and NBA's Golden State Warriors have had their White House offers withdrawn after numerous players from both teams declared they had no intention of making the trip for political reasons.

‘It’s great when there’s a target on your back’: USA untroubled with villain role

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

I'm like, you know, everybody just hates the Patriots – and I'm an Eagles fan all my life – but you've got to respect what the Patriots have done. You've got to respect what the Golden State Warriors have done. No other team has won more World Cups and Olympic gold medals than the US, who have been ranked No 1 in the world since lifting the Women's World Cup trophy in 2015.

Friday Sports in Brief

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

A California police agency will pursue a misdemeanor battery charge against Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri after the executive was accused of shoving and hitting a sheriff's deputy in the face and shouting obscenities as he tried to join his team on the court to celebrate their NBA championship. After the game Thursday in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors, Ujiri tried to walk past the deputy who was checking court-access credentials, Alameda County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said. LAS VEGAS (AP) - The NBA Finals were a smashing success for Canada all the way around.

Tom Brady offers message of encouragement to Kevin Durant after injury

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Tom Brady offers message of encouragement to Kevin Durant after injury originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady knows a little bit about what Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is going through right now. Durant had surgery Wednesday for a ruptured Achilles injury suffered early in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals on Monday night. The injury likely will keep KD out for most, if not all, of the 2019-20 season.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Raptors take second crack at title in Warriors' Oakland farewell The Toronto Raptors hope to celebrate the closing of Oracle Arena with a party of international magnitude when they take a second shot at the championship Thursday night in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. The Raptors were two minutes away from securing Canada's first-ever NBA title Monday in Game 5 before falling victim to a barrage of 3-pointers from Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry in a 9-2 finish that was historic on at least two levels.