Cavaliers Win Game 7 to Take NBA Championship
The Cleveland Cavaliers ended decades of sports heartbreak in the city Sunday night by beating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in the deciding seventh game of the National Basketball Association Finals.
The championship breaks a 52-year drought for the city of Cleveland, which has endured teams in multiple sports getting close to winning only to fall short.
It also marks a special moment in the career of LeBron James, the Cavs star who grew up in nearby Akron, Ohio. He was drafted by the team when he entered the league in 2003, but left on bad terms to Miami where he won two championships before returning to Cleveland last season.
The Cavaliers also did something never before accomplished in league history, coming back from a three games-to-one deficit in the final round to win.
James led the Cavaliers with 27 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds.
Suicide Bomber Kills 14 in Kabul
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack early Monday morning in Kabul, killing at least 14 people on a minibus and wounding several others.
Police say the bomber approached the bus on foot and set off explosives.
Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says those killed were Nepalese security guards. Five other Nepalese nationals were wounded along with four Afghans.
Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has condemned the violence as an "act of terror and intimidation."
The Taliban has also now claimed responsibility for a roadside bomb in Kabul Monday morning in which a provincial council member was wounded along with his two bodyguards.
NATO has condemned the attacks, saying "Horrific attacks like these show that, despite the Taliban's promises, they have a complete disregard for the lives of innocent civilians."
Elsewhere in Afghanistan, there are reports a suicide bomber riding an explosives-packed motorbike has blown himself up in a busy marketplace in northeastern Badakhshan province, killing at least eight people and wounding more than 40 others.