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Sports Today: Welcome to the NBA Finals edition

The task of shutting down Love falls to Draymond Green, who says Love "is playing more confident" but plans to throw him off his game and out of his comfort zone. He was also one win away from returning to the Finals past year with Oklahoma City but they squandered a 3-1 series lead to Golden State, the team he joined a little over a month later.



Do the Cavs or Warriors have more at stake?

Calipari and Johnson spoke with reporters at length on Wednesday at the Hilton Sandestin about the rejuvenation of SEC basketball after placing three teams in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament, and SC in the Final Four. "The King" might already have won two championships at Miami but as he collapsed to the Oracle floor there could be no doubt that winning a ring for his city was the Akron native's greatest achievement.


Kevin Kisner wins Dean & DeLuca Invitational

Kevin Kisner wins Dean & DeLuca Invitational

Kisner told Sky Sports: "I'm just honoured to be the champion here and to come back every year and see my name on that wall is going to be something special". Spieth, who started on the back nine, began with bogeys on three of his first five holes but turned it around with a birdie on the par-four 15th. The trio sit on 7-under-par overall, one shot ahead of German golfer Max Kieffer.


Packers release punter Jacob Schum

Packers release punter Jacob Schum

Schum ranked 24th with a net punting average of 39.1 yards. The Green Bay Packers are down to one unsigned draft pick. In his first professional season Schum punted 55 times for a 42.2 yard average. The 6-0, 194-lb Pearson played in 41 career games over four seasons at Brigham Young, recording 76 receptions for 864 yards (11.4 avg.) and eight touchdowns.


It's a girl? Serena Williams lauds baby gender 'surprise'

It's a girl? Serena Williams lauds baby gender 'surprise'

American trio Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Shelby Rogers and Madison Brengle all progressed to the second round. The Italian was beaten 6-3 3-6 6-2 by Olympic champion Monica Puig . Venus was a runner-up at the French Open in 2002. "I'm here as I still have a lot to give". After the match, reporters asked Venus what she'd like the new baby to call her.



Djokovic Defeats Granollers In First Round

It was a brutal day for USA tennis as Americans went 1-for-6 on the day. Simona Halep is safely through to the second round of the French Open after beating Jana Cepelova of Slovakia in straight sets. "He's an uncomfortable opponent that already he had some good victories this year". Seeded Americans John Isner and Madison Keys play their first-rounders, too.