- Cavaliers installed as underdogs despite winning last year’s championship
- Golden State and Cleveland meeting for third straight year in NBA finals
- Warriors to host Cavaliers on Thursday in Game 1 of best-of-seven series
Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone.
Let’s be honest, not many are giving the Cleveland Cavaliers much of a chance in the NBA finals. They may be defending champions and they may have LeBron James, but against Golden State, they are definite underdogs.
American Errol Spence Jr produces a stunning display to defeat Kell Brook and take the IBF world welterweight title from the Briton.
Samantha Stosur gets the better of Daria Gavrilova in Strasbourg, with the veteran retaining her spot as Australia’s number one and winning her ninth career title.
The Department of Labor will have to keep bugging Google for the salary records it's been asking for, because the tech titan keeps refusing to hand them over. Those records might be able to prove once and for all whether Mountain View truly pays wome…
The official campaign to find William Tyrrell distances itself from convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, after she carries a bag with a photo of the missing boy through the media scrum in Bali.
Unlike the US’s Congressional Budget Office, Australia’s Parliamentary Budget Office does not provide analysis on the real-world impacts of policy
This week, Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs was assaulted by Republican congressional candidate (now congressman) Greg Gianforte after Jacobs asked him about the Congressional Budget Office’s report on the Republican party’s healthcare plan. Such an event would not happen in Australia – not because we don’t have politicians who wouldn’t hit journalists (although one hopes that is the case) but because we don’t have an organisation that analyses policy as does the CBO.
One of the biggest issues for the Australian Labor party in responding to the May budget is that there is more talk about cuts to growth in spending than about actual cuts. The $22.3bn cut to education, which Labor has spent much of the time since the budget prosecuting, is a cut compared with what it was promising to spend.
Joint statement from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders sends out a message of unity and strength
With two gifts, the elders of Mutitjulu summarised six months of talks and prepared for the long political fight to come.
“That’s the weapon,” Mutitjulu Community Aboriginal Corporation chairman Sammy Wilson told professor Megan Davis, one of the leaders of the constitutional reform process, handing her a fighting stick, a smoothly shaped piece of wood. “You point this at the government: we want referendum.”
Two mentions for Melania Trump in text accompanying shot taken at Brussels Nato summit while Gauthier Destenay omitted
The Trump White House on Saturday omitted Gauthier Destenay, the husband of Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel, from the caption to an official photograph of the spouses of Nato leaders, taken at this week’s summit in Brussels.
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My friend died after a post-match brawl in a pub. And yet violence on the football field is still glorified and encouraged
On 16 April 2016, Patrick Cronin played his first game of senior football for the Lower Plenty Bears. It was also the first time he would run on to the football ground with his older brother Lucas by his side.
But within a matter of hours, Patrick was on life support in the Royal Melbourne hospital. Doctors declared him brain dead and his family had to make the call to turn off his life support. Patrick passed away on 18 April 2016, aged 19.
Richard Weston from the Healing Foundation joins Katharine Murphy to talk about a report into the legacy of the stolen generations and the social problems that still need to be solved. Supporting the Indigenous community will lead to benefits for the whole community, he says, but doing nothing will see the social cost continue to rise.
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