Kyrie Irving has signed a five-year $90m deal

NBA: Kyrie Irving agrees five-year $90m contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers

Point guard, 22, was drafted No 1 by the Cavs in 2011

Dejan Zlaticanin (right) and Ricky Burns square off in Glasgow on Friday night

Boxing: Ricky Burns' hopes of another world title tilt shattered after split decision defeat by Dejan Zlaticanin

The Scot battled back after being floored inside the first 20 seconds

Andy Wiggins has been drafted to the Cleveland Cavaliers
England's captain Matt Dawson (left) walks towards the jubilating Scottish captain Andy Nicol (foreground) with Duncan Hodge (No.10) after they beat England

Battle of Bannockburn anniversary: Ten memorable sporting moments when Scotland defeated England

The Battle of Bannockburn leads the way in the Scots' most famous defeats of the English, but they've also had success in the world of sport

The US government has revoked the official trademark registration of the Washington Redskins

Washington Redskins lose trademark protection but vow to appeal decision

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board said the name disparages Native Americans

The IOC are particularly embarrassed over Blatter's allegations that racism is behind criticism of the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar

Inside Lines: Embarrassed IOC will keep close eye on slippery Sepp Blatter

The International Olympic Committee, terrified of being drawn into the current Fifa imbroglio after their own Games-changing votes-for-bungs corruption scandal over Salt Lake City in 2002, are keeping an anxious eye on the machinations surrounding the international football body's president Sepp Blatter.

The former England footballer ventured into the Amazon jungle for his programme, 'David Beckham into the Unknown'

Sport on TV: Life's a beach for the pundits even if it isn't for the locals

When he ventured into the Amazon jungle in David Beckham into the Unknown (BBC1, Monday), the former pride and joy of England's three lions looked a lot like Dennis Hopper's deranged groupie in Apocalypse Now with his tattoos and bristly chin and bandana. Sadly he would never be mistaken for Marlon Brando's Colonel Kurtz as he revealed that Victoria wouldn't let him back in the house before he had showered. But then Kurtz probably never had a woman like Posh Spice behind him, unless that was why he disappeared in the first place.

Marian Gaborik #12 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the Kings 3-2 double overtime victory against the New York Rangers

NHL Stanley Cup: Los Angeles Kings clinch Stanley Cup victory in double overtime to provide the perfect ending to a dramatic play-off series

Alec Martinez struck the winning goal as the clock ticked down to clinch the best-of-seven series 4-1 over the New York Rangers

NBA: San Antonio Spurs one game away from the title after dominating the Heat in Miami

Spurs can win their first title since 2007 after 107-86 win

Behind the glamorous image of the Los Angeles Kings’ ice girls is a world of strict working conditions and humiliating tasks

National Hockey League’s ice girl cheerleaders ‘work in torture camps’

The apparently glamorous roles come with strict conditions and humiliating tasks

NBA: Kawhi Leonard scores 29 points to inspire the San Antonio Spurs to a 2-1 Finals lead over the Miami Heat

Leonard leads scorers in a 111-92 victory at the American Airlines Arena

Chris Eubank Jnr won his 16th fight last Saturday when he beat Stephan Horvath

Steve Bunce on Boxing: Chris Eubank Jnr brings back some of the theatrics – and skills – that made his father famous

Chris Eubank returned to a British boxing ring on Saturday wearing specially adapted jodhpurs, knee-high riding boots, a hunting jacket with the sleeves removed and a tie. There was also a concealed monocle in there somewhere.

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat goes to the basket against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Two of the 2014 NBA Finals
Tom Daley secured silver in the Diving World Series event in Mexico
David Beckham is planning to build a stadium in Miami’s port for a new football team he will own

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England's Alex Hales (right) celebrates with Michael Lumb after the International Twenty20 cricket match between New Zealand and England
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England captain Alastair Cook surpassed his half-century on day two of the fifth Test against India
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Max Verstappen (left), speaking with his father, the former F1 driver Jos Verstappen
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Indian cricket began a period of soul-searching which may last until the next one-day series
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Great Britain's Mohamed Farah, holding his national flag, celebrates after winning the Men's 5000m final
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Adam Gemili of Great Britain and Northern Ireland crosses the finish line to win gold in the Men's 4x100 metres relay final
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