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  • ABC News(CLEVELAND) -- NBA star Steph Curry joined Good Morning America for his first live interview since clinching the 2018 championship as the Golden State Warriors swept the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.Curry spoke out about joining the elite handful of NBA teams that have won three or more titles."We got it done for the third time in four years, and joined a pretty exclusive group that has won three championships, so I'm pretty proud of our team and our group and I'm looking forward to tomorrow," Curry said. "We got a parade celebration."Curry said his wife of seven years, Ayesha, and their two daughters, Riley and Ryan, are excited for his big win."One day they'll look back and hopefully appreciate the opportunity they had to be a part of championships and seeing how happy we were as a family, as a team and as an organization..." he said of his family.Curry and Ayesha are soon expecting baby number three."I'm her biggest fan when it comes to all that she's doing and for her to be in Cleveland to support me as we won another championship especially in her third trimester in her third pregnancy, that means a lot," Curry said of his wife. "It kind of shows how important we are to each other."As for what's next, Curry said his team has an opportunity to come back "even stronger" in 2019.
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  • ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The two biggest items in Washington, D.C., crossed paths on Saturday night as Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner posed with the Stanley Cup.It was a matter of pure coincidence as the president's daughter and son-in-law visited D.C. hotspot Café Milano for a date night while Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin was celebrating with the Stanley Cup.The Capitals won the Stanley Cup, the NHL's championship trophy, on Thursday. They defeated the underdog Las Vegas Golden Knights in the series, 4-1, to win their first Cup.The Keeper of the Cup Philip Pritchard, who has traveled with the Cup as its overseer for 27 years, posted a photo of the trophy with a casual Ivanka Trump and Kushner.Jokes about the Trumps meeting with a Russian flooded Twitter, but everyone at the restaurant seemed to be enjoying themselves.ABC News' Kenneth Moton happened to be at Cafe Milano, Franco Nuschese's trendy Italian dining spot, when the partying Capitals arrived and filmed the Cup's grand entrance.Ovechkin had quite the day with the Stanley Cup. He had visited Nationals Park to throw out the first pitch before the Giants played the Nationals Saturday afternoon. Plenty of Twitter users also captured Ovechkin frolicking in a fountain in the nation's capital Saturday, as well.
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  • Alex Caparros/Getty Images(TEL AVIV, Israel) -- Argentina's national soccer team has pulled out of an exhibition match with Israel scheduled for this weekend in Jerusalem, but Israel's minister of culture and sport said it was in response to security threats against the team's star rather than political pressure from Palestinian groups.“The game was canceled for one reason only: threats to the life of the star Messi," Miri Regev said Wednesday night at a press conference in Tel Aviv, referencing Argentine team captain Lionel Messi.“The terror threats against him and his family overwhelmed the world soccer star,” Regev added.On Thursday, Reuters reported that Israel had demanded that soccer's governing body, FIFA, investigate the threats against Messi and his family.But Saturday's match, which was sold out, is off. Fans had been clamoring to see Messi play in West Jerusalem's Teddy Kollek Stadium. Argentina's soccer federation canceled the game Tuesday, and on Wednesday, apologized to those who had bought tickets.“Unfortunately, we cannot come to Israel in the current situation,” Claudio Tapia, the president of the federation, said at a press conference in Barcelona, where the team has been training ahead of the World Cup.“It’s nothing against the Israeli community, it’s nothing against the Jewish community,” Tapia said. He added that he hoped "everyone will take this decision as a contribution to peace."Tapia added that he had to prioritize the safety and health of his team ahead of the start of next week's tournament.The exhibition game was initially scheduled to be played in Haifa, in the north of Israel, but last month was moved to Jerusalem, a move pushed by the culture minister, Regev. But it wasn't about the location or politics, she said.“It’s not Jerusalem or Haifa,” Regev said at the same press conference. “It’s not BDS [Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement]. These are real threats.”“The Argentinians never objected to holding the match in Jerusalem," she added. "It was even borne of Messi’s will to visit Jerusalem, kiss the Western Wall, and make it to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher."The Palestinian Football Association opposed the game from the start, and blamed Regev for the move to Jerusalem and what they called the ensuing "disaster."Messi is wildly popular in the occupied Palestinian territories and in Gaza, where kids parade around in his jerseys like so many other places in the world. The match was hotly opposed by Palestinians, and a pro-Palestinian group protested outside of the Barcelona practice facility earlier this week.Palestinian Football Association president Jibril Rajoub penned a letter, obtained by Israeli newspaper Haaretz and others, to the Argentine Football Association last week, encouraging the team to call off the game.On Wednesday, Rajoub thanked the Argentines for "following their conscience." Rajoub spoke at a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah next to a picture of himself and Messi with the caption "From Palestine, thank you Messi.""I think Messi and the rest of the Argentine team players respected their principles, and I thank them. They followed their conscience. Messi would have been the first to lose if the game had taken place," Rajoub said.He added: "Miri Regev is responsible for this disaster if that’s what you’re calling it. Stop supporting the racist, fascist regime led by Miri Regev and Bibi [Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu]. I was hoping that the Israeli side would keep politics away from sports. So I’m saying to the Israeli Right and to Regev: This is what you deserve.”For her part, Regev responded: "I say, this was no disaster. We’ll continue hosting international events and won’t let this prevent us from showing pride and happiness in our country."Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- NBA star Stephen Curry and his 5-year-old daughter, Riley, celebrated the Golden State Warriors' Game 7 win in the cutest way.News cameras captured the daddy-daughter duo celebrating with a special handshake on Monday, just moments after the Warriors beat the Houston Rockets in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, securing a spot in this year’s NBA Finals.ABC San Francisco station KGO shared a clip of the precious exchange on Twitter late Monday, calling it the "cutest celebration ever."The Warriors came back from a first-half deficit during the third quarter, when Curry scored more than half of his 27 points.Curry -- with his wife, Riley and her 3-year-old sister, Ryan, by his side -- said he was just happy to put the "stressful but fun" night behind him."For us to have the firepower to kind of turn the momentum to our side pretty quickly, you know, get some stops, make some shots, and start to feel a little bit better about ourselves, it was a fun night all the way around," Curry told ESPN after the game. "You have to have endurance, you've got to have resiliency, you've got to have confidence in yourself, no matter how the game's going up until that point, that you can turn it around."The Warriors are scheduled to host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 on Thursday, the fourth straight Finals matchup between the two teams.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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