Archive for the ‘Golden State Warriors’ Category

Ex-RB Lynch working to keep football in Oakland

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Retired All-Pro running back Marshawn Lynch is helping to keep pro sports alive in his native Oakland, Calif. Lynch told The Mercury News that he s part of the ownership group of the Oakland Panthers, which will begin play next spring in the Indoor Football League. The Golden State Warriors left Oakland and will begin play this fall at the new $1.4 billion Chase Center in San Francisco.

Where would Rory rank in other sports in seasonal earnings?

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

With his victory in the Tour Championship, Rory McIlroy claimed the $15 million FedExCup bonus. The winnings don't count as official PGA Tour earnings, so McIlroy still finished second on the season money list (behind Brooks Koepka - $9,684,006) with $7,785,286. But that distinction won't bother McIlroy.

Where would Rory rank in other sports in seasonal earnings?

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

With his victory in the Tour Championship, Rory McIlroy claimed the $15 million FedExCup bonus. The winnings don't count as official PGA Tour earnings, so McIlroy still finished second on the season money list (behind Brooks Koepka - $9,684,006) with $7,785,286. But that distinction won't bother McIlroy.

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.