Archive for the ‘Golden State Warriors’ Category

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election, teams like the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles and NBA's Golden State Warriors have had their White House offers withdrawn after numerous players from both teams declared they had no intention of making the trip for political reasons.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.

Saquon Barkley praises Kevin Durant, picks Raptors over Warriors in NBA Finals

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Saquon Barkley praises Kevin Durant, picks Raptors over Warriors in NBA Finals originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com In the NFL offseason, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is moonlighting as an NBA analyst. At his youth football camp in New Jersey on Sunday, the No. pick in the 2018 NFL Draft told reporters he doesn't like the Warriors' chances against the Toronto Raptors if Kevin Durant continues to miss time with a strained right calf.

Hoosiers In The Pros: May 7-13

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Eric Gordon (2007-08): G, Houston Rockets -- 9 points on 4 of 10 shooting from the floor in a 118-113 loss to the Golden State Warriors on May 10. The win clinched the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals matchup 4-2 for the Warriors, who advanced to face the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals. The Rockets' season is complete.

Friday Sports in Brief

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

Kevin Durant scored 38 of his playoff career-high 50 points in the first half, Draymond Green had a triple-double, and the Golden State Warriors dominated in closing out the Los Angeles Clippers 129-110 Friday night to win their first-round series 4-2. The Warriors advanced to the Western Conference semifinals and will face the Houston Rockets beginning Sunday in a rematch of last year's conference finals. Golden State found itself in the unfamiliar position of trying to win a third road game in a playoff series for the first time in franchise history.

Quinn Cook rocks Sean Taylor jersey to Warriors-Clippers Game 5

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Quinn Cook rocks Sean Taylor jersey to Warriors-Clippers Game 5 originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com Wednesday marked the 15th anniversary of Sean Taylor being drafted by the Washington Redskins with the No. overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. Golden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook took the occasion to pay tribute to the late Redskins legend.