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Pablo Sandoval credits Bay Area fans for success of Giants, Warriors

Pablo Sandoval credits Bay Area fans for success of Giants, Warriors

Sports
MIAMI, June 14 (UPI) -- What do Pablo Sandoval and Stephen Curry have in common? They have each claimed three championships while playing for a Bay Area franchise. Sandoval says regional fans are a big reason for that success. "It's the fan support," Sandoval told UPI Monday before the San Francisco Giants played the Marlins in Miami. "The fan support is a great compliment to play hard and do everything we can to play every day for them." The Giants' last World Series came in 2014. The Golden State Warriors also won the NBA Finals that season, sparking a dynasty. The Giants ranked as the ninth-most positive fan base, according to a study conducted by Casino.org. The Oakland Athletics' fan base came in at No. 11 in that study of sentiment. Study findings were pulled from more than 230,000...
NBA Finals: Kevin Durant powers Warriors to Game 3 win vs. Cavs

NBA Finals: Kevin Durant powers Warriors to Game 3 win vs. Cavs

Sports
June 7 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant exploded for 43 points, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 110-102 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers played the Warriors tight through three quarters before Durant helped the Golden State go up 3-0 in the series with a big fourth frame performance Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Stephen Curry was the Warriors' second-leading scorer, netting 11 points. LeBron James had 33 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in the loss. "We aren't done playing basketball yet, so I don't really look at these as defining moments, "Durant told reporters. "I don't want to downplay anything, but I don't want to act like this is the end of the road. So just get back to work tomorrow and figure out a better game plan." "I...
NBA Finals: Curry, Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 2

NBA Finals: Curry, Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 2

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June 4 (UPI) -- Stephen Curry hit an NBA Finals record nine 3-pointers in the Golden State Warriors' 122-103 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the series in Oakland. "Regardless of how the season went, that's a pretty cool deal to accomplish," Curry told reporters. "Knowing who has held the record for six or eight years. But at the end of the day, it's all about trying to get a win and doing whatever you can to make that happen." "I always say that if we focus on that, good things happen individually all across the board. I never woke up was like alright, lets go get nine threes and get the record." Curry had a game-high 33 points in Sunday's win at Oracle Arena. The Warriors now hold a 2-0 lead in the series. LeBron James had 29 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds. T...
NBA Finals: Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 1, despite LeBron effort

NBA Finals: Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 1, despite LeBron effort

Sports
June 1 (UPI) -- The Golden State Warriors held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-114 in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals. Golden State pulled off the victory despite LeBron James netting 51 points -- his most ever in a playoff game -- Thursday at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 29 points. Kevin Durant scored 26 points in the victory. The Cavaliers failed to steal a rare road triumph in the series, fumbling away a chance to win the game in the final seconds of regulation. Cavaliers guard George Hill made the first of two free throw attempts, tying the game at 107-107 with four seconds remaining. J.R. Smith pulled down the rebound of Hill's miss and had a chance to attempt a game-winner, but dribbled out the clock instead. He ended up throwing the ball back to Hill,...
New Guinea warriors wielded daggers carved from the femurs of their fathers

New Guinea warriors wielded daggers carved from the femurs of their fathers

Science
April 25 (UPI) -- As recently as a century ago, the people of New Guinea were carving daggers from the thighbones of cassowaries, flightless, dinosaur-like birds. The most feared and respected warriors, however, wielded daggers carved from the femurs of either their vanquished enemies or their deceased fathers.A new study, published this week in the journal Royal Society Open Science, details the history of bone daggers in New Guinea and their symbolic importance to the island's native populations.Nathaniel Dominy, a professor of anthropology at Dartmouth College, has been studying bone daggers for several years. The latest study was inspired by his discovery of a drawer full of bone weapons at Dartmouth's Hood Museum of Art.Historical accounts of New Guinea's bone daggers appear in the 18...