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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James had 41 points and 11 assists in Thursday's 115-101 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, joining Jerry West as one of just two players in league history to record 40-plus points and 10-plus assists in multiple Finals games in his career, per ESPN Stats & Info

It was a night full of milestones for the 31-year-old superstar, who also became the first player since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000 to score 40-plus points in consecutive games within the same Finals, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info). 

James, of course, also had 41 points—with 16 rebounds, seven assists, three blocks and three steals—in Monday's Game 5, which allowed his team to stave off elimination and head back to Cleveland for Game 6.

Having since extended the series with another 41-point effort, James will face the Warriors in Oakland on Sunday to determine the 2015-16 NBA champion.

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Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry enters Sunday's Game 7 of the NBA Finals having already set a record for the most three-pointers made (28) in a single Finals series, per NBA.com/Stats.

The old mark of 27 was held by San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Danny Green, who memorably caught fire from distance in Games 1-5 of the 2013 Finals against the Miami Heat, helping his team take a 3-2 lead in a series it would ultimately drop in seven games.

Also facing a LeBron James-led squad, Curry has been a bit more consistent from three-point range than Green. He's made at least three shots from beyond the arc in each of the series' first six games, with a three-point percentage of .333 or better in each contest.

Still, the back-to-back reigning MVP hasn't played up to his lofty standards during the ongoing series, averaging 23.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 4.3 turnovers per game—compared to 30.1 points, 5.4 boards, 6.7 assists, 2.1 steals and 3.3 turnovers during the regular season.

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With the 2016 UEFA Euro Championship beginning in France, 24 countries set their sights on title glory. At the same time, two men—Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo—also have their sights set on Michel Platini's goalscoring mark at the tournament.

The French legend scored nine total goals at the European Championship, which is three better than both Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo.

Will either man reach or surpass that number? Time is running out for both, and 2016 might be their best and last opportunity.

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Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story and Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager have both broken the MLB record for most home runs before the All-Star break by a rookie shortstop, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info).

The Midsummer Classic has been played since 1933, and Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra (1997) held the old record with 13 homers before the break.

The 23-year-old Story already has 16 entering Tuesday's action, with 22-year-old Seager just a couple behind at 14.

While Seager was widely viewed as one of baseball's elite prospects for the past few years as the 18th overall draft selection in 2012, Story was picked a bit later in the 2011 draft's supplemental first round and never achieved top-prospect status.

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Those interested in massive offensive numbers, look away. MLB as a whole set a record in May for the most strikeouts in a calendar month, totaling 6,726 to best the previous record of 6,591 set in September 2015, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The biggest culprit on that front was the Milwaukee Brewers, who were sat down via the strikeout 291 times in the month, followed by the Houston Astros (277), the New York Mets (272) and the Tampa Bay Rays (264). Surprisingly—or perhaps not—the Brewers were also first in walks (123), with the Astros second (116) in the category.

On the individual front, Brewers first baseman Chris Carter led the way with 43, with Orioles first baseman Chris Davis close behind at 42. Of players with 40 or more plate appearances, Houston Astros outfielder Carlos Gomez recorded the highest strikeout percentage (45.3), and Brewers outfielder Domingo Santana was right behind him at 45.2 percent.

On the flip side, the pitchers doing the most damage to opposing lineups were Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw (65 strikeouts), Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer (60) and Miami Marlins righty Jose Fernandez (56)—all strong candidates to make the National League All-Star team.

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The Golden State Warriors punched their ticket to the 2016 NBA Finals after being on the brink of elimination at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder. How did they overcome the 3-1 series deficit? The answer lies in the incredible play of the Splash Brothers, the dynamic duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

Learn how the Splash Brothers fueled the Warriors' Finals appearance in the video above.

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Real Madrid became the first club to win five consecutive Champions League Final appearances with its victory over Atletico Madrid in Saturday's 2016 UCL Final in Milan, per STATS Football.

Real appeared in (and won) the final in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014 and now 2016, having last dropped a final in 1981, when the tournament was still known as the European Cup.

On Saturday, scoring commenced with Real defender Sergio Ramos burying one in the 15th minute.

Over an hour of regulation time later, Atletico winger Yannick Carrasco came off the bench to rocket a volley sent across the box from Juanfran into the roof of the net for the equalizer.

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw posted the best single-month WHIP by any starting pitcher (minimum five starts) since 1913, recording a sterling 0.52 mark over his six starts in May, per MLB Stat of the Day on Twitter.

Well on his way to a fourth Cy Young Award, the 28-year-old lefty went 5-0 with a 0.91 ERA in May, allowing just five runs (all earned) on 24 hits and two walks in 49.2 innings while striking out 65 batters.

Also impressive in April, Kershaw now owns a 7-1 record, 1.56 ERA and 0.65 WHIP for the season, with 105 strikeouts and just five walks in 86.2 innings (11 starts). He's gone at least seven innings in every outing and has recorded double-digit strikeouts in seven of his last eight.

During his most recent start, against the New York Mets on Sunday, Kershaw became the first pitcher since 1900 to have five or fewer walks at the time he recorded his 100th strikeout in a season, per Elias Sports Bureau (via SportsCenter on Twitter). 

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New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran recorded his 2,500th career hit during the fourth inning of Saturday's eventual 9-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, thereby joining Barry Bonds, Willie Mays, Andre Dawson and current teammate Alex Rodriguez as the only players in major league history with 2,500 hits, 400 home runs and 300 stolen bases, per Sportsnet Stats on Twitter.

Beltran's milestone hit was a solo home run to left field off of Rays pitcher Matt Moore, cutting Tampa Bay's early lead from 5-0 to 5-1. The Rays quickly put the game out of reach over the following two innings, extending the lead to 9-1 by the bottom of the fifth, which allowed Moore to pick up his second win of the year.

Beltran made outs in his other two plate appearances, and he was removed from the contest early due to tightness near his right scapula, per MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican outfielder—who has 404 homers and 311 steals to go along with his 2,500 hitswas subsequently held out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale, allowing 26-year-old Aaron Hicks to get the start in right field.

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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson set an NBA playoff record with his 11 three-pointers in Saturday's 108-101 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, becoming the first player to convert double-digit three-pointers in a postseason game, per ESPN Stats & Info.

With his team in a 3-2 series hole and playing Game 6 on the road, Thompson stepped up at the best time possible and drained 11 of his 18 three-point attempts (also a record) on his way to a game-high 41 points.

Though remarkable from distance, Thompson converted just three of his 13 tries from inside the arc, and he contributed only four rebounds, a block and a steal, with no assists and a single turnover.

Of course, even with his ancillary contributions minimal, Thompson was the key player in Saturday's game, with 19 of his points and five of his treys coming in a fourth quarter that saw Golden State outscore Oklahoma City by a 33-18 margin.