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Following the Warriors' 109-104 win over the Raptors last night, Draymond Green said his team plays their best basketball when they feel "threatened," which is undeniably true.
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Andy Ruiz Jr. etched his name in boxing history on Saturday night with a shocking seventh-round TKO of British sensation Anthony Joshua, making him the first Mexican fighter to win the world heavyweight title (highlights).
Why it matters: This was supposed to be a coming-out party for Joshua; a brand-building exercise designed to increase his American presence before his eventual showdown with Deontay Wilder in 2020 or 2021.
What happened: "This was not a fluke. ... It was a complete destruction," writes The Ringer's Kevin Clark. "Joshua looked sloppy. Ruiz swarmed. This is different from the great upsets in sports history. This is like if, in 'Hoosiers,' Hickory won by 50."
The big picture: This upset dampens some of the hype around Joshua fighting Wilder or fellow Brit Tyson Fury. But now that Ruiz has crashed the party, perhaps four heavyweight stars will lead to more drama than three ever could.
So far, the 2019 MLB season belongs to Cody Bellinger. Photo: Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
The most home run-infused May in the history of baseball came to a close this weekend. As we plunge into June, a brief recap of the action thus far.
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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND — After finishing second in a nail-biting Premier League season, Liverpool benefitted from an early (and questionable) handball in the box to beat Tottenham 2-0 and win their first Champions League title since 2005. Great recap.
DUBLIN, OHIO — Patrick Cantlay won the Memorial with an 8-under 64 on Sunday, the best closing round by a winner in the tournament's 44-year history. He had eight birdies, no bogeys and was so under control that his longest par putt was an eight-footer.
PORTO, PORTUGAL — Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja of Estonia raced their Toyota Yaris to a second consecutive World Rally Championship victory in an action-packed finale on Sunday.
MARGARET RIVER, AUSTRALIA — The latest stop on the Word Surf League tour saw one competitor share a wave with a pod of dolphins and two surfers plucked from the water after a shark scare. Surfing, man.
The Premier Lacrosse League's inaugural season kicked off this weekend at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
What's next: The PLL travels to Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., next weekend for Week 2. Get your tickets.
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47 years ago today, American tennis legend Billie Jean King won her first and only French Open title to clinch the career Grand Slam, something only 10 women have ever done.
Draymond Green's five triple-doubles (missed out on his sixth by one assist last night) are tied for the third-most in a single postseason in NBA history.
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Both the men's and women's squads from Lindenwood University (Mo.) won their second consecutive rugby sevens titles at the Collegiate Rugby Championships in Philadelphia this weekend.
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