Golden State Warriors book first NBA finals berth in 40 years
Golden State Warriors book first NBA finals berth in 40 years

The Golden State Warriors are headed to the NBA finals for the first time in 40 years, eliminating the Houston Rockets on Wednesday to set up a title showdown with the Cleveland Cavaliers

Danny Welbeck out of FA Cup final, England games
Danny Welbeck out of FA Cup final, England games

 Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck will miss Saturday`s FA Cup final against Aston Villa due to a knee injury, manager Arsene Wenger told a press conference on Wednesday.

Massimiliano Allegri warns over `deadly` Barca
Massimiliano Allegri warns over `deadly` Barca

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has warned against the "deadly" ball-passing of Barcelona as the Italian champions turn their focus to the Champions League final following their final home game of the season on Saturday.

IPL 2015 Final: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings - Preview
IPL 2015 Final: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings - Preview

Two-time former champions and the most consistent team of the season, Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with late bloomers Mumbai Indians in a high-voltage IPL summit clash here, bringing the 47-day T20 extravaganza to a relatively controversy-free end.

Dnipro Europa League campaign cheers war-torn Ukraine
Dnipro Europa League campaign cheers war-torn Ukraine

Just several hundred kilometres from their home stadium a brutal conflict has claimed thousands of lives, but now Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk have given war-wracked Ukraine a rare reason to cheer by reaching the Europa League final. 

Holders Sevilla, unheralded Dnipro, into Europa League final
Holders Sevilla, unheralded Dnipro, into Europa League final

Holders Sevilla swept into a second consecutive Europa League final when a 2-0 victory at Fiorentina on Thursday secured a crushing 5-0 aggregate success for the La Liga club in their semi-final tie.

Allegri builds on Conte's strong base to see Juventus rise further
Allegri builds on Conte's strong base to see Juventus rise further

Fans and pundits alike would have dismissed the possibility of Juventus reaching the final of the UEFA Champions League, but the Italian champions showed why belief plays an important role in achieving targets. All the hard work that was put in by former manager Antonio Conte who made sure the club reached newer heights of success and that was further emphasized by current boss Massimiliano Allegri.

Jon Stewart to host final 'The Daily Show' on August 6
Jon Stewart to host final 'The Daily Show' on August 6

 Jon Stewart has announced that August 6 would be his final broadcast of 'The Daily Show' before new host Trevor Noah takes over.

Old masters meet new FA Cup kings in fitting final
Old masters meet new FA Cup kings in fitting final

Old masters Aston Villa will play holders Arsenal, the modern kings of the FA Cup, at Wembley next month in the finale of one of the most exciting competitions for years.

Fabian Delph hails Tim Sherwood as Villa reach Cup final
Fabian Delph hails Tim Sherwood as Villa reach Cup final

Aston Villa captain Fabian Delph saluted the influence of new manager Tim Sherwood after firing his team to a 2-1 victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday.

Punjab thrash Rajasthan by 6 wkts to enter final
Punjab thrash Rajasthan by 6 wkts to enter final

Pacers Siddarth Kaul and Mandeep Singh bagged three wickets each as Punjab thrashed Rajasthan by six wickets to enter the final of Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 cricket tournament here. 

Early Brendon McCullum exit proved to be huge blow for New Zealand
Early Brendon McCullum exit proved to be huge blow for New Zealand

This was not how the script was supposed to run for Brendon McCullum, the personification of the aggressive cricket that had taken New Zealand to their first World Cup final.

Peeved ICC President Kamal leaves MCG before end of final
Peeved ICC President Kamal leaves MCG before end of final

Peeved at not being given the opportunity to hand out the World Cup trophy to the champions, International Cricket Council (ICC) President Mustafa Kamal left the Melbourne Cricket Ground even before the final between Australia and New Zealand finished.

Brendon McCullum keeps ODI retirement suspense alive
Brendon McCullum keeps ODI retirement suspense alive

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum kept everyone guessing about his retirement from ODI cricket as he didn't want the spotlight to be drawn away from Australia's convincing victory in the World Cup final.

Statistical highlights of the cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand
Statistical highlights of the cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand

Statistical highlights of the cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand at the MCG here.

Michael Clarke goes MSD way, wants ODI rules changed
Michael Clarke goes MSD way, wants ODI rules changed

Echoing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's views on the ODI four-fielder rule, Australian captain Michael Clarke said he would like to have five fielders outside the 30-yard circle as it gives the bowlers more of a chance.

Top performers of 2015 World Cup
Top performers of 2015 World Cup

The following are the top 10 batsmen and top 10 bowlers of the cricket World Cup 2015, which concluded in Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday:

Michael Clarke reveals Test aim after World Cup win
Michael Clarke reveals Test aim after World Cup win

Australia captain Michael Clarke said his next target after winning the World Cup in his last one-day international on Sunday was to take his team back to the top of the Test rankings.

World Cup 2015: Steve Smith burnishes captaincy credentials with final flourish
World Cup 2015: Steve Smith burnishes captaincy credentials with final flourish

Steve Smith`s pull to the Melbourne Cricket Ground fence to bring up the winning runs for Australia on Sunday was a fitting ending for a player who was instrumental in his team`s campaign for a fifth World Cup triumph.

Mitchell Starc award defies trend in bat-dominated tournament
Mitchell Starc award defies trend in bat-dominated tournament

At a World Cup dominated by batsmen and huge scores, it was an old-fashioned fast bowler who ultimately played the biggest role in Australia`s success.