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Sports Night: Warriors secure NBA crown

NBA Finals: Golden State smooth in title clincher

The Golden State Warriors, a complete and consistent team experiencing a dream season, crush the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday with a methodical 105-97 win in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, capturing their first championship trophy since 1975.

Kings: Team will play against former coach in summer league

The Kings will open the NBA summer league July 10 against the Toronto Raptors at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The Kings also will play the Denver Nuggets, who hired former Kings coach Michael Malone on Monday, on July 12 at Cox Pavilion.

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Giants: 9-game home skid in rear-view mirror

Matt Duffy hits a two-run homer as part of a three-hit afternoon, Tim Lincecum limps through 52/3 innings and the bullpen is masterful as the Giants snap a nine-game losing streak at home – their longest since 1940 – with a 6-2 victory over the Seattle Marniers.

A’s: Rookie outfielder Billy Burns scorches Padres

Billy Burns saves two runs with a tremendous leaping catch at the wall, drives in two runs with a triple, then walks, steals second and scores the winning run in the ninth inning to help engineer a 6-5 win over the San Diego Padres.

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Republic FC: Rocked by penalty kicks in San Jose

The San Jose Earthquakes defeat Republic FC 6-5 on penalty kicks after the teams played to a 2-2 draw in regulation and overtime in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup.

Women’s World Cup: Wambach’s goal leads the way

Abby Wambach scores late in the first half and the U.S. women’s national team goes on to beat Nigeria 1-0 for a first-place finish in its group at the Women’s World Cup.

River Cats: Peavy gets worked in team’s fourth straight loss

The Fresno Grizzlies score twice off Giants starter Jake Peavy in the first inning and hand the River Cats their fourth consecutive loss, 3-1 at Raley Field.

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