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LeBron refused to be swept. 

CLEVELAND at GOLDEN STATE
Warriors lead 3-1
The Cavs punched their ticket to Oakland for Game 5 on Friday night behind a finals record 86 first-half points and 24 made three-pointers in the 137-116 win over the Warriors. No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in the NBA Playoffs, but until Cleveland did it last year, no team had overcome a 3-1 hole either. Monday, 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC
 
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STANLEY CUP FINAL

For the second consecutive season, the Pittsburgh Penguins are the Stanley Cup champs. Former Nashville winger Patric Hornqvist broke a 0-0 tie with just 1:35 remaining, Carl Hagelin added an empty-netter and Matt Murray posted the shutout as the Penguins took the series in six games. The win was controversial, however, as the Predators looked like they had opened the scoring early in the second only to have the goal waived off because of an early whistle. The Pens are the first team to repeat since Detroit in 1997 and 1998.

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoffs MVP for the second straight year after putting up 27 points in 24 games (second to teammate Evgeni Malkin's 28). Now with three Stanley Cups, two Olympic golds and countless other awards, there's no doubt that Crosby is among the best to ever play the game

 
283
Number of diamonds in the New England Patriots' Super Bowl rings. The number "tells the story of the game" as the Pats rallied from a 28-3 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons.

FRENCH OPEN
 
La Decima. That's what Rafael Nadal's camp is calling it after he won his 10th French Open title by crushing Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 on Sunday. The 31-year-old was in vintage form as he cruised through the entire tournament, winning every single set and losing just 35 games. It's Nadal's 15th Grand Slam trophy, second all time behind Roger Federer's 18.  

In the women's final, Jelena Ostapenko became the first unseeded woman to win the French Open since 1933 by stunning No. 3 Simona Halep. The Latvian, who turned 20 just two days earlier, rallied after losing the first set for the 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory. It was her first career WTA win in just her eighth Grand Slam event. 

 
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The goal that won the Stanley Cup. Watch as Pittsburgh's Patric Hornqvist haunts his former team with the game-winning goal with just 1:35 left in a 0-0 game.
Hornqvist Goal


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NEW OLYMPIC GAMES
Olympics
The IOC added 3-on-3 basketball, BMX Freestyle cycling, surfing, sports climbing, skateboarding, karate, baseball and softball to the 2020 Olympics. The Tokyo Games will also feature 18 mixed-gender events, including swimming and track mixed relays and a triathlon team. Track and field will have 105 fewer athletes, weightlifting will lose 64 and wrestling will lose 56.
 

USA-MEXICO DRAW
Soccer

The USMNT earned a crucial point towards World Cup qualification after a 1-1 draw against Mexico on Sunday. Qualifying will continue in September with the Americans taking on Costa Rica and Mexico facing off against Panama.
 

INGRAM CONTRACT EXTENSION
NFL
The Los Angeles Chargers rewarded their franchise player Melvin Ingram with a four-year deal worth $66 million, with $42 million guaranteed. Last season the linebacker tallied eight sacks, five passes defended and four forced fumbles and has started 39 consecutive games.
 

SCHERZER GETS 2,000 K’S
MLB
Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer recorded 10 strikeouts to become the third-fastest pitcher to reach the 2,000 strikeout mark in MLB history. The Nationals weren’t able to get a win to celebrate Scherzer’s historic performance, however, losing to the Rangers 5-1.  
 

JUDGE GOES LONG
MLB
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge crushed a 495-foot homer, the longest home run recorded this season. The 25-year-old added another in the 14-3 rout of the Orioles and now has 21 home runs on the season.
 

FRANCO IN COMA
Boxing
Daniel “Twitch” Franco has fallen into a coma since undergoing emergency surgery to stop bleeding in his brain after a knockout loss to Jose Haro on Saturday night. The fight was for the vacant USBA featherweight title.
 

BLANEY NOTCHES WIN
NASCAR
Ryan Blaney held off former champion Kevin Harvick to win the Pocono 400 by a car length. This is Blaney’s first win after just 68 starts, solidifying his status as a bright racing newcomer.
 
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I'm not very good in a three-on-three thing, I'm more of a five-on-five guy.
—LeBron James on the International Olympic Committee's approval of a plan to add 3-on-3 basketball to Tokyo 2020.
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