Golden State Warriors are the clear favorites to win the NBA title

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We begin in basketball, and the NBA Finals start tonight with Golden State Warriors hosting Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1.

The Warriors are strong favorites to win the NBA title, with the Cavaliers currently without star baller Kevin Love due to injury, while Kyrie Irving may potentially play through the pain.

Steph Curry and the Warriors are looking to secure their first NBA title since 1975, while LeBron James and the Cavaliers are on a quest to win their first ever championship.

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Pressure on LeBron

James, of course, has won two titles himself from his time with the Miami Heat. In fact, the superstar baller will appear in his fifth consecutive Finals tonight [sixth in total], after he played in four in four years for the Heat.

LeBron was the star of the show for the Cavs in the build-up to their last appearance in the NBA Finals, with Cleveland eventually going down to a heavy 4-0 series defeat against the San Antonio Spurs back in 2007.

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Just as they were then, the Cavs are huge underdogs this time around against Curry and the Warriors. It remains to be seen whether or not the Warriors live up to their favorites tag, but without Love and with a subdued Irving, it's hard to see the Cavs upsetting the odds.

But who do you think will win the NBA title? Leave your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of this article.

NFL update

Across to the NFL, and Seattle Seahawks fans may have to prepare for the departure of Russell Wilson next year after the latest comments from the star quarterback.

Seattle are yet to offer Wilson a new contract, and the signal caller revealed on Wednesday that he is willing to see out the final year of his deal should he not agree new terms with the Seahawks.

And finally, New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick says he is ready to fight for the Jets starting quarterback role.

Fitzpatrick is in a battle for the job with current starter Geno Smith and rookie Bryce Petty, but the former Houston Texans QB says he's confident he can win the competition.

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