Author: 0 Cavaliers are major underdogs against Warriors according to Vegas

Bill Laimbeer, stalwart of the Detroit Pistons" "Bad Boys' teams that were once the bane of Jordan's Bulls, says that attention to every aspect of the game makes James, for him, the best ever. Durant's only other time in the Finals was 2012 when he was with Oklahoma City, but the Thunder lost to the Miami Heat in a series that made James a champion for the first time.

Sports Gonzalez pitches White Sox over Tigers 7-3
Author: 0 Gonzalez pitches White Sox over Tigers 7-3

He collected a career high 11 strikeouts, while giving up just three hits and two walks en route to his first major league win. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, this game is considered even, as both the Tigers and the White Sox are listed with a money line of -110 to win.

Author: 0 LeBron James: Kyrie Irving 'Was Born to Play One-on-One'

In the NFL, which was then known as the American Professional Football Association, the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions met three straight times from 1952-54. That's all I can give you right now, because I'm happy and I don't want to be stressed. Barring any suspensions (to Green) or injuries , I think the Warriors win this series in six and I'm backing them to draw first blood with a win and cover at home.

Author: 0 Kevin Love on Cavaliers: "I don't feel like we're underdogs"

I don't feel like we're underdogs. "And so, I think maybe there's just a lack of appreciation for greatness".His decision to leave Cleveland for Miami caused people to burn their James jerseys that they probably spent around a $100 for.Instead, Oden himself acknowledged he goes down as a bust, which nobody could have predicted when coaches were tantalized by him.

Sports Kerber draws Makarova, Nadal could face Djokovic in semis
Author: 0 Kerber draws Makarova, Nadal could face Djokovic in semis

Defending champion Novak Djokovic was a popular pick to repeat after Nadal lost in Rome against Dominic Thiem , especially after the Serb cruised to the final of that tournament after beating the Austrian, losing just a single game. "We clicked and connected very fast", Djokovic said . He won the French Open for the first time previous year, but also won three Grand Slam titles.

Author: 0 Andretti cursed as driver but golden as owner

And given the fact that Sato was still seeking his first series win at the time ( something he eventually picked up the following year, at Long Beach ), it seemed fair to wonder whether he'd ever get another chance to make good. The win marks Andretti Autosport's third win in four years and fifth victory overall in the Indy 500. I said this a few years ago, maybe I was meant to win it a ton of times as an owner.

Sports Irving leads way as Cavaliers take victory
Author: 0 Irving leads way as Cavaliers take victory

The previous two NBA Finals matchups also were tight, with Golden State coming from behind to win in six games in 2015 and Cleveland coming back from 3-1 down to win it in seven past year. It was 28-12 and the rout was in full throttle. So, this team, I love this team and I don't think anybody in this organization would think this team is better without me.

Author: 0 England rest key trio ahead of Champions Trophy

Despite this, he managed to score a brilliant 101 and take one wicket in the second ODI on Saturday, which England won by two runs . "I honestly told the umpires we have nothing to do with the condition of ball, except for the fact that Maharaj bowled five overs on the trot from that end".

Author: 0 LeBron James Speaks On Passing Michael Jordan's Playoffs Points Mark

The Celtics had the best record in the Eastern Conference and advanced to the conference finals before getting ousted in five games by the second-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers , who are the defending NBA champs and in the NBA Finals for the third straight year .

Sports Wenger 'sad' for Adams 'paper bag' jibe
Author: 0 Wenger 'sad' for Adams 'paper bag' jibe

Their relationship is now at rock-bottom and Wenger said: "He can show what he can do now". Arsenal are in real danger of missing out on qualifying for the Champions League for the first time under Wenger. Arsenal play Everton in the Premier League this Sunday in what could be Wenger's final match in charge, but latest reports suggest he will agree to a new deal at the Emirates Stadium.

Author: 0 LeBron says has beaten stacked teams like Warriors before

There is some truth to both arguments, but the fact of the matter is these teams aren't nearly as bad as they're perceived to be after LeBron gets through with them and he deserves credit for such consistent and interminable dominance that doesn't appear to be reaching its climax anytime soon.

Author: 0 Bourdais returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway after crash

That's when the promising run ended in his No. 29 McLaren-Honda-Andretti Honda after the Spaniard led 27 laps - the third-highest total of the day - and was in contention for the lead through much of the race. "This is ideal for us", said Merriman. "She would never ask me", he said. Competing for a short time is a bigger thrill than not being competitive at all.

Author: 0 Monster mash: LeBron James undaunted by beastly Warriors

While having almost no cap space and mostly draft picks and unwanted veterans to work with, Griffin has found ways to add Kevin Love, J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Deron Williams, Kyle Korver, Andrew Bogut (for one minute), Channing Frye and Derrick Williams in the past few seasons.

Author: 0 Curry, Durant say Warriors' flawless record counts for nothing yet

It was here that he revealed starting him was a way to honor him in what might have been his final game with the Spurs . Golden State is a flawless 12-0 in the playoffs so far. Without Leonard (and Tony Parker ) the Spurs struggled to create shots and generate consistent offense against a stout Warriors defense. Kerr, 51, traveled with the team for the final two games of the series in San Antonio for the first time since he took an indefinite leave on April 23.

Sports Pogba on Mecca pilgrimage sends Ramadan greetings
Author: 0 Pogba on Mecca pilgrimage sends Ramadan greetings

Pogba's visit to Saudi Arabia, comes only three days after he helped United win the Europa League , with a 2-1 win over Ajax in Stockholm . He also issued greetings for the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, which began on Saturday.

Sports Muguruza hoping to avoid embarrassing exit in Paris
Author: 0 Muguruza hoping to avoid embarrassing exit in Paris

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova makes her return to professional tennis on Sunday. "I think that was the turning point in belief, that guys could play a lot longer", Gilbert said. When Venus was losing the 2002 Roland Garros final to Serena, Anisimova was just nine months old. Kvitova had not played in a tournament since she was stabbed during an attack at her home in the Czech Republic in December.

Author: 0 Angelique Kerber suffers historic French Open defeat

There was nothing positive for Kerber to take from her 6-2 6-2 loss to Ekaterina Makarova as she became the first top seed in the women's draw to lose in the opening round at Roland Garros in the Open era. Kvitova said: "I think it doesn't really matter how I played but I won". Angelique Kerber is the first women's No. 1 seed to lose in the French Open's first round in the Open era.

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Author: 0 Arsene Wenger: "It's not about popularity, it's"

He complained, with justification, that Alexis Sanchez's fourth-minute opener for Arsenal should not have been allowed to stand due to a "very clear" handball, but admitted his team's start "wasn't good enough". "I am a forgiving man", he said. Having tried in his post-match press conference to talk in riddles about it coming down to that mutual decision, he finally let slip that, "you can not make 35 years in this profession without believing you are the right man for the job".

Author: 0 McLaren 'not surprised' to be let down by Honda again

On lap 193, Castroneves completed the pass for the lead. "Well, maybe it was meant to be that I'd win it a bunch of times as an owner". Before the battle over the final laps Sato made a daring move on Lap 179, going three wide through Turn 1 and moving from fourth to second.

Author: 0 Rio Ferdinand sends message to Man United fans about Jose Mourinho impact

Although it was Mourinho and Man United that eventually ended the streak, Celta Vigo's exit at the semi-final stage of this season's Europa League meant that the run was going to come to an end one way or the other. Rooney made his own personal pledge alongside the £1 million collective donation by United and their neighbours Manchester City. "Ask Ed Woodward .

Sports Young drivers finish strong in star-studded Indy 500 field
Author: 0 Young drivers finish strong in star-studded Indy 500 field

While it didn't end the way Alonso hoped, seeing his number atop the famous scoring pylon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a thrill he won't forget. The margin of victory was 0.2011 seconds - and it was redemption for Sato, who crashed while trying to beat Dario Franchitti on the final lap of the 2012 race.

Author: 0 ONLY ON AP: Bourdais determined to return for season finale

Bourdais used crutches to get around the famed speedway before the Indy 500 . "We expect the fractures to heal in around eight weeks and he should be able to start putting weight on the right leg then". Bourdais, the 38-year-old four-time Indy auto champion, expressed his gratitude to everyone involved in his care from the time of the incident. It's just going to be a long process and there's no reason to rush.

Author: 0 Vettel denies Monaco GP win result of team orders

It was Ferrari's first one-two finish since 2010 and chairman Sergio Marchionne was quick to hail "a race which will be part of our history. a really exciting race where we saw the real scuderia (team)". "I still had a bit of a window so I pushed and I surprised myself after two laps that I was able to come out in front". I can understand Kimi is not entirely happy today.

Sports Diego Costa says he'll only leave Chelsea for Atletico Madrid
Author: 0 Diego Costa says he'll only leave Chelsea for Atletico Madrid

Arsenal defender Rob Holding has admitted that he was "lost for words" following the club's memorable FA Cup final win over 10-man Chelsea this weekend. "The boys deserve it and I'm happy for the manager to get another FA Cup ". But once the game starts and you are a fan, you stand behind the team.

Author: 0 LeBron James Seeks Own Legacy In Face of Michael Jordan Comparison

And in Game 7, with LeBron James scoring a triple double plus a massive block and the dagger three-point shot from Kyrie Irving , the Cavaliers won the game and the title, ending a sports championship drought the city of Cleveland had been living under since 1964.

Sports Kevin Love Responds to Draymond Green Saying He Wants to 'Annihilate' Cavs
Author: 0 Kevin Love Responds to Draymond Green Saying He Wants to 'Annihilate' Cavs

Jordan scored 5,987 in his postseason career in 179 games from 1985-2003. Then, things almost got even worse toward the end of the third quarter when Kyrie Irving twisted his ankle while driving to the basket. Deron Williams , who had been quiet for most of the series, also got in on the act with a series-best 14 points for Cleveland. Other Things To NoteA class move by Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas as he comes out to congratulate LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

Sports Sarfraz says Pakistan have 'nothing to lose' in Champions Trophy
Author: 0 Sarfraz says Pakistan have 'nothing to lose' in Champions Trophy

Before the match , Green Shirts conducted practice session at Edgbaston where batting and bowling combinations were tested. After a hectic six weeks of Indian Premier League , the two warm-up games will help the "Men In Blue" get back into the 50-over groove and the emphasis will be on team combination moving into the tournament-proper.

Author: 0 Neil Warnock struggling to pick a winner in the Championship play-off final

Dean Hoyle, the Huddersfield chairman, is understood to have already discussed the prospect of a bumper new deal with Wagner and his representatives. Reading [3.45] were the most profitable team to back in the Championship this season due to their abominable performance data but the Royals have now W8-D1-L2 following their 2-1 aggregate success against Fulham and do appear a little underrated in a one-off cup clash on neutral turf.

Author: 0 Honda validates engine trouble by winning Indianapolis 500

The Andretti family has struggled for decades to win this race, but as a auto owner, Michael Andretti certainly knows the way to victory lane. Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500 , holding off three-time race victor Helio Castroneves over the final hectic laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Author: 0 French Open at a glance: Kerber loses, Kvitova wins

Kerber was not in this at all. In the loss, the German hit a whopping 79 winners and an even more astounding 90 unforced errors . "And the expectations are also from me really big, of course, because I know what I can do, what I did a year ago", said Kerber, who won two of the three major finals she reached in 2016.

Sports Andretti rules Indy _ and other takeaways from the 500
Author: 0 Andretti rules Indy _ and other takeaways from the 500

Sato said he didn't know he would win the race with three laps remaining running side-by-side with Castroneves. If anyone expected his ardour to be dampened by such a crash, Dixon quickly dispelled all doubts, saying, "I can't wait to come back next year".

Author: 0 Bottas cost Vettel 'an very bad lot of time'

It is Hamilton's first win in Barcelona since 2014 and just the second of the Briton's career at this circuit , closing the gap to championship leader Vettel to just six points. "I don't know if we touched but I managed to stay ahead so it was really close". "I stayed ahead and then got into a nice rhythm". "If we had had the same tires on, it probably wouldn't have been as exciting" Hamilton said.

Author: 0 Dhoni's cameo, Washington wonder propel Pune to IPL final

The loser of this game will have another shot at making it to the final, but both teams will be eager to avoid that extra game which will only add to the pressure. The ace all-rounder left an indelible impact at IPL 10 with his all-round performance and the team is having 316 runs and 12 wickets to his credit in 11 games before joining England for a series of the match against South Africa.

Author: 0 MI set IPL-X summit date with RPS

Asked was there any pressure on him justify his selection over Harbhajan Singh, the Railways leg-break bowler said that the decision is not in his hands and gets motivated by the thought of performing well and winning match for the team. Unfortunately, we were 10 runs short. Today, the eliminator round will be played between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru .

Author: 0 Crosby, Penguins chasing back-to-back Cups

For example, the Los Angeles Kings hoisted the Cup as one back in 2012. 1893 - The Montreal Amateur Athletic Association wins the first Stanley Cup . The Predators and their Stanley Cup opponent have been the most opportunistic teams and that's why they're both in the Final. The L.A. Kings have two Cups since 2012 but also were unable to return to the Finals with a chance to defend.

Author: 0 Pole-sitter Raikkonen ready for Monaco GP

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner explained during the race that the teams were aware of this possibility, and that depending on tyre degradation it could have gone either way for the guys who pitted first. "There is no reason to lie, I am very happy", said Vettel. When it came and then when I came out ahead of Kimi even, I was surprised myself. At some point I was really uncomfortable with the rear tires, they were sliding quite a bit.

Sports Arsene Wenger hopes Arsenal's top-four rivals face final-day challenge
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger hopes Arsenal's top-four rivals face final-day challenge

It could be a possibility that he recovers for tomorrow. "I made the decision to start him at 4pm", Wenger said . "We cannot find the good clinical edge", said Puel. Arsenal were runners-up to surprise champions Leicester last season but could end this campaign outside the top four despite the prospect of collecting more points than 12 months ago.

Sports Ranked Kerber loses 1st set at French Open
Author: 0 Ranked Kerber loses 1st set at French Open

And the expectations are also from me really big because I know what I can do, what I did past year. Five months after a burglar stuck a knife through her playing hand, Czech 15th seed Kvitova became the first player to advance to the second round with a 6-3 6-2 win against American Julia Boserup .

Sports Bucket list: Earnhardt seeking Coca-Cola 600 victory
Author: 0 Bucket list: Earnhardt seeking Coca-Cola 600 victory

After a brief break with last week's All-Star Race, the NASCAR season is back on with the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night from Charlotte Motor Speedway , the 12th of 36 races in the 2017 season. (FS1), race, 1 p.m., FS1. I know all the teams hate it. Harvick tested the upper groove in an Xfinity Series vehicle Thursday but had not tried it in the Cup auto.

Sports Cavaliers dispatch Celtics, set up NBA Finals showdown with Warriors
Author: 0 Cavaliers dispatch Celtics, set up NBA Finals showdown with Warriors

That's not a bad mark, but becoming a more reliable long-distance shooter will open up more opportunities for him to use his rapid first step and athleticism to drive to the basket. Also, the Warriors are home to the only unanimous MVP victor ever in Stephen Curry , again only Golden State can claim to that. Too much had happened in the Cavs' 135-102 Game 5 victory over the Boston Celtics .

Author: 0 Vettel emulates Schumacher in Ferrari 1-2 at Monaco

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, in front of Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland sprays champagne on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco , Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Author: 0 Virat Kohli Picks The Strongest Side In ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Williamson and other Black Caps stars are arriving in London - after their Indian Premier League exertions - for the eight-team tournament starting on June 1. And I'm sure all the guys on the team think in that manner as well. "I was also part of that side and I feel that the Indian squad of today are strong contenders to become champions".

Author: 0 Earnhardt hoping to check win at Coca-Cola 600 off bucket list

And when he ran out, I figured I'd go back in and save where I was lifting and it worked out. "I could have done a lot better job with the front side of the run to put us in a better position". Harvick went down a lap because of an unscheduled stop for a loose left rear wheel on lap 125, but got the free pass to get back onto the lead lap during the DiBenedetto caution.

Author: 0 Favourite Rafael Nadal To Take On Benoit Paire In French Open

Prediction: The Americans overall will hold their own, but no one will be holding a trophy in two weeks' time . Stan Wawrinka , who won the French Open in 2015 and reached the semis a year ago, is always a big threat in Paris . He then lost in the first round at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, reached the final of the U.S. Open, and lost early again at the Australian Open . Defending champ Novak Djokovic has enlisted Andre Agassi to help lift himself out of a slump.

Sports Seeding for men in French Open show staying power
Author: 0 Seeding for men in French Open show staying power

Thiem, the 23-year-old world No. 9, has already faced Nadal three times on clay in the past few months - losing in the finals in Barcelona and Madrid before gaining revenge in the quarter-finals in Rome. "It's an unbelievable feeling to be back and to look at this trophy". "They say, OK, it's very open". Other than Nadal's resurgence, the most intriguing storyline is the pairing of the slumping former No.

Sports Chelsea 'hungry' to win UCL - Courtois
Author: 0 Chelsea 'hungry' to win UCL - Courtois

Though Chelsea will undoubtedly be able to attract some of the biggest stars in world football, their struggles may come through keeping hold of the likes of Diego Costa , Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard . "And all the other teams behind, other than Tottenham, have been disappointing, and they will be back stronger". "For this I want to thank my players because they trusted in new work and a new philosophy".