It was a season filled with coaching changes, uncertainty and doubt for the Cleveland Cavaliers. But all of that has been wiped clean by the city’s first major sports title in 52 years. LeBron James was unanimously named Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals for the third time following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 93-89 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 on Sunday. Over the seven-game series, James averaged 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists, with an effective field goal percentage of 53.3. He became the third player to record a triple-double in Game 7 of the Finals, joining Jerry West in 1969 and James Worthy in 1988.
OAKMONT, Pa. — Dustin Johnson won his first major at the U.S. Open on Sunday, despite having a possible one-stroke penalty hanging over his head since the fifth hole.
After a birdie on the 18th hole, Johnson guaranteed himself victory, whether the USGA assessed him a one-stroke penalty or not. At the conclusion of the round, Johnson was indeed docked a stroke, finishing at 4-under for the tournament to gain a three-stroke win.
Jack Nicklaus weighed in on the controversy.
“I told (Dustin Johnson) what you did with all that crap thrown at you was pretty good,” he told ESPN.com’s Ian O’Connor.
He also said that the USGA telling Johnson he may face a penalty during his round “terrible” and “very unfair.”
Danny Willett broke the putter he used to win the Masters in anger during the third round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont and said frustration simply got the best of him. “The putter has been bad all week,” Willett said Sunday after shooting 71 to finish the tournament at 289, 9 over par.
Longtime NASCAR driver Mike Wallace was hospitalized late Friday night after three men allegedly assaulted him following a Rascal Flatts concert in Charlotte, according to Wallace’s brother Kenny, a FOX NASCAR analyst. Wallace and his daughter Lindsay were leaving the concert at PNC Pavilion in Charlotte when they were attacked. Kenny said Mike, 57, was kicked repeatedly in the head while unconscious. His daughter tried to jump on top of him to shield Wallace and was kicked in the ribs multiple times.
The Texas Rangers continue to win with dramatic late rallies. They sweep the Cardinals — in St. Louis — with a third straight one-run victory, 5-4, as Jurickson Profar delivered the clutch two-out, two-run pinch-hit single in the eighth. The night before the Rangers rallied in the ninth and they are now 16-4 in one-run games. The Rangers are back at home tonight as they begin a series with Baltimore.