We'll let you be the judge as to whether the comments were out of line. The Denver Post announced Monday it had fired its sportswriter, Terry Frei, a day after he made a racially-insensitive remark about Japanese driver Takuma Sato winning the Indianapolis 500 Sunday.
James scored 34 points in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 112-99 win against the Boston Celtics , but many fans will best remember what he didn't do: send home a wide-open slam dunk. "But this leaves a certain taste in our mouth, getting here and not getting to the championship". All arguments for this conversation could be shut down now before we get started, exclusively based on James' poor performance Sunday night, but to do so would be closed minded, dismissive, hatin' with no "g".
It's insane that this is the first time two teams have played a set of three consecutive NBA Finals . One is the fact Golden State has been playing better defense this postseason than Cleveland. Golden State forward Kevin Durant is another newcomer to the third instalment of Warriors-Cavs who has history with James. So it makes it even more hard.
Pole-sitter Scott Dixon suffered an ankle injury in a spectacular crash, one of several wrecks that left just 19 cars on the track at the end of the race. The company whose power surpassed that of rival Chevrolet throughout May not only ushered Sato past Helio Castroneves and across the finish line, but counted four of the top five finishers and six of the top eight.
With Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah along with Hardik Pandya looking good to make it to the playing XI in India's tournament-opener against Pakistan , Shami would look to make a case for himself. After qualifying by the skin of their teeth, Pakistan will need to overcome serious batting deficiencies to be competitive following their struggles in the one-day format in recent years.
Sullivan doesnt plan on naming a starter until after his teams skate on Friday morning. "We never take these decisions lightly", Sullivan said. He became the teams de facto No. A late goal by Maatta on Anderson, and certainly one he'd like to have back, gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead after the first. Game 5 is Saturday night in Anaheim.
However, he has since gotten on track. "When I came here the first time, the team had never raced ovals and we got the vehicle two weeks before the first race of the season and had no idea of the setup". Since the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last November, I drove a rally-cross auto, in January, but that's all I've done since then - in seven months. Its the best race in the world.
Ferrari did not win a race a year ago, but the Italian manufacturer has turned the tables on Mercedes. In fact, he wants to win the Coca-Cola 600 more than any other race remaining on the docket. Harvick retook the lead by getting off pit road first during the first caution of the race on lap 20. A freaky accident on Lap 19 took them out of the race after Jeffrey Earnhardt car's had a mechanical issue and started dropping oil on the track.
Despite a few dozen protesters, the drama remained on the course at President Donald Trump's club on the shores of the Potomac River. There were key moments at four straight holes starting at the eighth, where Langer made a 6-foot putt for par.
Arsene Wenger today insisted the outcome of the FA Cup Final will have no bearing on his future as Arsenal manager and reiterated his stance that it will not be his last match in football . "But heading to the FA Cup final is something we are buzzed about". "We have to find solutions and hopefully I can find some good ones". As news filtered through that Liverpool , whom Arsenal could have caught with a win if they had failed to beat Middlesbrough , were winning comfortably, ...
Britain is still looking for other suspects in the May 22 bombing at an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people. Asked by the BBC if some of Abedi's network were still at large, British home secretary Amber Rudd said, "Potentially". "The intelligence services are still collecting information about (Abedi) and about the people around him", Rudd said. "I believe we can get them to be more successful in working with us to find a way of getting some of that information", she said.
DORTMUND, GERMANY - MAY 20: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Dortmund celebrates his teams second goal during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen at Signal Iduna Park on May 20, 2017 in Dortmund, Germany. Stoke City had a 1-0 win at Southampton . "There is still a lot of room for improvement and hopefully we can continue that in the Champions League next season".
The Cavaliers star hit a 3-pointer in the third quarter against the Boston Celtics that gave him 29 points in the game and 5,989 points in his postseason career. Jae Crowder, who suffered a groin strain after slipping on sweat in Game 4, is probable to play, though. The team is 12-0 as the 2017 NBA Finals begins, with a shot at becoming the first team to ever finish at 16-0.
With today being the last match that Luis Enrique will be in charge of Barcelona , it appears that media speculation has already decided who the next man in the Barcelona hot-seat will be. "When you don't achieve your objectives, which is to win major titles, your season wasn't a good one". Wednesday's victory secured what is considered the most minor of trebles with the Europa League , EFL Cup and Community Shield, and Herrera stated that it couldn't be considered a " great season " ...
I got up and kept on fighting, but on the eleven I just couldn't see. But there is only so much damage one person can take and it was telling that Brook admitted his decision to drop down on one knee on Saturday was based in part on memories of the punishment he took against Golovkin.
James exchanged words with a fan late Sunday night after the Boston Celtics stormed back from a 21-point deficit in the third quarter and shocked the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. "He sent everybody a text, and then Kelly just called him, or he might have been calling Kelly right after the game, so it was nice to see a smile on his face".
Dixon's wife was also in the auto at the time of the robbery, but no one was injured, according to reports. Turning laps at 232.595 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is unsafe, but the real danger seems to be lurking at the Taco Bell around the corner from the track.
Griezmann has been massively linked with a move to Old Trafford, especially after saying it was a "6 out of 10" chance he would be joining Man United . Yet, after beating Ajax in Stockholm, Man United finished the season with three new trophies in their cabinet, while they booked a spot in pot 2 of next year's Champions League group draw.
Moses was dismissed for a second booking in Chelsea's 2-1 defeat at Wembley, after a fall in the box on 68 minutes that referee Anthony Taylor judged to be simulation. "I love my job and I love to win". 'I've got memories that will never go away. As reported by Arsenal's official website , Mertesacker said: "It was a tough season for myself.
Wenger was once again critical of those Arsenal fans who have demonstrating against him during matches this season. After another season muddled with fan protests, it is still unknown whether Wenger stays or goes, though the 67-year-old did promise to reveal more info next week.
Still, that's a bit of a simplification: James does average 28.2 points per game in the postseason, fifth-most in National Basketball Association history. "It's definitely one for the books for me up to this point". Given the Celtics' ownership of the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft and their ample cap space, Thomas' hope of Boston taking a major step could become a reality.
That's fine. Narratives make the world go 'round. Do you like seeing the Cavs and Warriors dominate the sport, or does it make things too predictable? Every night was challenging, and you can't just sleepwalk through a season, sleepwalk through the playoffs and expect to be here.
That opened the door for Ricciardo , who was fifth at the time but pumped in a number of impressive laps - as Vettel did when Raikkonen pit - and jump both cars to secure a podium finish. While Raikkonen led for the first 34 laps, the writing was on the wall at the pitstops with a consensus emerging already before the start that Ferrari would favor the championship leader.
James only scored 11 points during the game, and was without any during the games last 18 minutes. Kyrie Irving and LeBron James combined for 79 points at Boston's TD Gardens to claim the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals 4-1.
Let's be honest, not many are giving the Cleveland Cavaliers much of a chance in the NBA Finals . Two baskets by James ballooned the lead to 25 with 6:39 left in the third quarter. Therefore, check out the article on the total points subject in the Basketball category of the Get More Sports website in which I have reviewed the betting success rate on the total points during the 2016/17 NBA Playoffs, while trying to track down the lost postseason defense wins philosophy.
Conte's side had to play the last 20 minutes with 10 men after Victor Moses was dismissed following a second yellow card for diving. "We have a board meeting on Tuesday and, on Wednesday or Thursday, it will all be very clear", he said .
Feeling that type of appreciation, love, respect. "Hopefully, it still smells a little bit like champagne". "They made it this far". He had no idea what all the fuss was about. Countered Golden State acting coach Mike Brown, when asked about it Thursday: "That's his opinion". The rookie swingman is averaging 4.9 points and 2.3 rebounds over 12.9 minutes per game in 16 appearances this postseason.
Real Madrid will rely on Cristiano Ronaldo and his scoring prowess when they play Juventus in the final of the UEFA Champions League on Sunday. "When I arrived here, there was a huge negative atmosphere". "There's only one Champions League final each year, like the Super Bowl, and we are in it".
He handed a late lead to the bullpen in a game the Cubs held on to win 5-4 after the Giants made it close in the ninth. Brandon Belt (2-for-5) and Justin Ruggiano (2-for-4) also hit solo home runs for San Francisco. Panik hit an RBI double and scored on Belt's single in the third. Butler will carry a 2.00 ERA and 1.44 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Giants.
The two-time World Cup winner's tips for the Indian batsmen is to play as late as possible unlike Australia where one can meet the deliveries on the rise. So, there is no need to prepare differently for the game. "After the kind of season we had, it teaches you a lot about the mindset that you need to have".
Patrick Millsaps , a father of three attractive girls and a United States film producer, has taken some time out to share an open letter to popstar Ariana Grande about the recent Manchester terror attack . "Right now, her main headspace and focus is on the victims and how she can help", a source said . He told her to, "Spend time with your God, your family and your friends who will give you space and support when you need it".
And Kvitova admits there is still room to improve but says she's happy with her level in her first match back. Kerber's strokes were off against Makarova, who has reached two major semifinals but never been past the fourth round in Paris .
She showed some good form in Rome earlier this month before retiring from her semi-final with a neck injury. This tournament will end with Nadal or Novak Djokovic playing, most likely, but before the big guys finish the fortnight in France, dozens of lesser-known players will try to make sure they leave Paris with a large paycheck in hand.
The six cars were the most he has ever entered in this race. After starting on the second row, in fifth, and dropping to ninth in a fuel mapping miscommunication, Alonso charged past 2016 race victor Alexander Rossi for the lead. In 2012, Sato battled with Dario Franchitti for the lead late in the race and while attempting to make the pass inside Turn 1 spun into the outside retaining wall.
LeBron James and the defending champion Cavaliers are headed back to the NBA Finals . Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas , left, and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James speak after Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Boston.
BOSTON (AP) - The NBA Finals has its first "three-match", courtesy of a King who passed His Airness. The positive for the Cavs, who lost for the first time in 11 playoff games in 2017 and for the first time in their last 14 postseason games overall, is that James usually responds to a awful game with a fantastic one.
And while the seven-game series with Washington certainly was a grueling marathon mentally, Thomas acknowledged it took quite a toll on his body as well. Washington stayed close as Beal continued to score, including a four-point play. Olynyk had 14 of his points in the fourth quarter and was the X-factor that swung the series in Boston's favor.
They'll collide again, starting next week. They were like the inhabitants of Whoville on Christmas morning, and LeBron had become their Grinch. He scored 10 of his 12 second-quarter points in the final 5:11 of the half , but he was just getting started.
Simpson leads after three rounds for the fifth time in his career, and first since the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in October 2013 that was also the last of his four PGA Tour victories. I've been striking the ball well. "I'm very excited about how I've been playing". "I'm looking forward to not only tomorrow but the rest of the season".
What does he do with Wayne Rooney , United's captain and record scorer whose best days are behind him? "Yesterday morning, we were devastated", United midfielder Ander Herrera said, dedicating the win to the victims, ". "It was all or nothing and as we won its fair to say its been a good season, three trophies, we're in the Champions League next season so we're very happy".
We saw that in Game 4 when the Celtics staged a dramatic second-half comeback, and Brad Stevens drew up three plays out of timeouts in the final minute that his team scored on. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook installed Golden State as a minus-260 favorite, with Cleveland at plus-220, meaning a $100 bet on the Warriors would win $38.46 and the same bet on the Cavaliers would win $220, according to ESPN.
He will have to wait for more tests until the swelling goes down, he said. Love to know what is said behind closed doors. "I've played against four Hall of Famers as well, too, with Manu (Ginobili), Kawhi (Leonard), Tony (Parker) and Timmy D (Tim Duncan) on the same team ", said James, occasionally sniffling as he continues to fight a cold.
On the brink of becoming the first player since the early 1960s to play in seven straight Finals, James finds himself in a similar - and somewhat surprising - situation. Now Durant is in the mix, and unlike those Spurs and Celtics iterations all of the Warriors' key pieces are in the prime of their careers. Golden State's Kevin Durant opened as the favorite to be named NBA Finals MVP on Wednesday at William Hill, the first Nevada sportsbook to offer odds on the Finals MVP.
Four times down the stretch, Honda drivers coasted to the side in a cloud of blue smoke, including Hunter-Reay and Alonso . Alexander Rossi is fifth in points with 190 after finishing seventh today. I think they could not sit down for three hours. A handful of engines went down during practice and qualifying, and James Hinchcliffe lost his engine with only minutes left in the final practice on Carb Day.
Kevin Love had 15 points and 11 rebounds and was a plus-43, and Deron Williams added 14 points in 17 minutes off the bench in the win that made Cleveland 12-1 in the postseason. Cleveland jumped out to a convincing early lead behind James and Kyrie Irving , and James had 20 at halftime with the Cavs up 75-57 (75 points is the most any team has scored in the first half of a playoff game since 2003).
It represents Celtic's first treble since 2001, and Rodgers - who has restored his reputation at Celtic after a disappointing end to his time at Liverpool - was quick to laud his history-making side. A moment he will never forget, that's just class from the Celtic players. The only side to manage more top-flight league wins in the history of Scottish top-tier football was Rangers in 1920-21, when they won 35 in a 42-game season.
Thiem, who reached the semifinals past year, comfortably beat Bernard Tomic 6-4, 6-0, 6-2. "Well", she said, "that's unbelievable". Rogers had been 1-3 in Paris entering last year's tournament. RAFAEL Nadal does not have the monopoly of attention when the French Open gets going starting May 28. However, after full training went better than expected when she resumed this month, Kvitova chose to target the French Open for some extra court-time - then promptly rolled over American ...
Lue continued, saying, "Like, they hit the post, Golden State runs splits and all that stuff, but these guys are running all kinds of s-. And Brad's (Stevens) got them moving and cutting and playing with pace and everybody is a threat". With Thomas already gone, the Celtics played without Amir Johnson in Game 4 because a shoulder injury suffered in the third game. Kelly Olynyk another.
Just as the season reached its climax at Wembley Stadium, Arsenal turned in the type of tenacious display lacking so often, and against a side so commanding in the Premier League. "Football is about making the right decision, and every company is about making the right decision", he said. It's the board who has to decide who will lead the club in the future.
Sebastian Vettel won the Monaco Grand Prix from teammate Kimi Raikkonen and Australia's Daniel Ricciardo but the big question is. was it a deliberate move from Ferrari or wasn't it? Valtteri Bottas ( Mercedes ) - 75 4. Kimi Raikkonen ( Ferrari ) - 67 5. The Ferrari driver rarely says much, yet the quietest man in Formula One felt the need to speak up after being on the receiving end of what seemed like clear team orders favoring his teammate Sebastian Vettel .