The most noteworthy moment of the one-sided affair occurred with 2:40 to play in the third, when James surpassed Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader with a 3-point shot from the left of the key. Smith and Iman Shumpert in hopes to slow him down. "We have to go in with a bunker mentality that we had in Game 1 and Game 2, to go out and do what we do, but we have to defend", James said .
A day after Angelique Kerber became the first No. 1 player to lose in the first round of the French Open in the Open Era, defending champion Garbine Muguruza avoided the upset bug when Nadal's compatriot defeated 2010 victor Francesca Schiavone 6-2 6-4.
We'll see how Lue feels about that comment if Cleveland is able to win another game in the series against Boston , as the Cavs will get their hands on the Warriors starting June 1 for the third consecutive NBA Finals . Currently, the Warriors are favored in Las Vegas Odds at -7.0 for Game One. "In the back of mind I'm saying to myself, 'They can not tie up this series".
The Warriors reached the NBA Finals by becoming the first team to ever go 12-0 through the first three rounds of the playoffs. Kevin Durant (left), with Stephen Curry's help, can get his first Finals victory. Let the Warriors shoot 50 per cent, they're nearly certainly going to win. "When you're prepared and you do the best you can do and you put it out there on the floor, you've just got to live with the results", Lue said.
Wenger has always insisted that he wants to continue at the Premier League club, which he has managed for over 21 years now. But the FA Cup final win against Chelsea last weekend could have swayed opinion among the board and supporters.
Pittsburgh fish markets have taken to ID'ing customers this week so no Tennessee fans are buying the fish but one was smuggled into the arena Monday and landed on the ice in the first period . Except the streak was bookended by goals. Not everything, though. Pittsburgh's second goal came after Nashville's Calle Jarnkrok laid his stick on Patric Hornqvist's skate in front of the net, and Hornqvist went down - it was either a very artful trip or a phantom call, but as it happened ...
After recording eight birdies on Thursday, he said: "I had one goal in mind today and that was to commit to every shot, as good as I possibly can, and I think I did". Rose attended the European Tour's flagship event as a teenage spectator and has twice come close to winning it, losing a play-off to Anders Hansen in 2007 and finishing joint second in 2012.
Perhaps if he'd made them an offer they couldn't refuse 12 months ago, he wouldn't have found himself ready to pay over the odds for them next season, and might even have had a more successful league finish this year (nor been branded friendless by Tony Adams ).
The Penguins broke the drought when rookie forward Jake Guentzel not only got a puck to - but past - goalie Pekka Rinne with 3:17 to go. According to police, 36-year-old Jacob Waddell of Nolensville bought the catfish in Tennessee and vacuum sealed it, put it in his compression shorts and removed it in a men's room at PPG Paints Arena .
Two years ago Golden State exploded with a historical season, tops in the National Basketball Association in field goal shooting and three-point shooting, plus No. Durant has a much better team and has become a much more complete player now in his first season with the Warriors . Yet, the Warriors seem impenetrable with four wins of 20-plus points and flawless playoff record against the daunting West.
Does LeBron James need a win to cement his status as the best of all time? Go argue with the Wall Street banker who watched Jordan drop 55 on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in the fifth game of a March 1995 comeback after almost two basketball-free years.
It looked like the Nashville Predators had taken an early lead against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final when PK Subban scored what appeared to be the first goal of the series. "I think our team has an ability to win games different ways". "We hate the score". We hate the result. Yet Pittsburgh managed to build a quick 3-0 lead anyway thanks to a fortunate bounce and some quick thinking by Penguins video coordinator Andy Saucier.
Arsene Wenger manager/head coach of Arsenal with the trophy during the Emirates FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London , England. Quizzed if he had prepared a presentation for the meeting, Wenger was quoted by espnfc saying: "The best presentation is to watch the game". The Frenchman, however, is none too keen to see changes in his personnel - former Ireland global Peyton has been with him since 2003 and Colbert, a sports and ...
Sato passed three-time victor Helio Castroneves in the waning laps and held on for the victory. "It's true that before coming here some of the questions were how you can trade Monaco race for Indy 500", Alonso told reporters after playfully chugging on a carton of milk, the traditional drink of the Indy 500 victor.
But a painfully deep fly-ball nestled in Peralta's glove, and the D-backs won their 10th game in the last 11. Blue Jays 3, Rangers 1 • Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer that backed Marco Estrada, and Toronto beat visiting Texas to match its longest winning streak this season at five.
Wenger, 67, has been Arsenal manager for 21 years, winning three Premier league titles and seven FA Cup trophies, but the club could only manage a fifth-place finish this season. He faced significant criticism around that time, with former Blackburn and Celtic striker Chris Sutton telling BBC Radio 5 live on 20 March that Wenger was "an uncle who doesn't want to leave the party" and was running a "dictatorship".
Replacing Barnes: Kevin Durant had a clever response when asked Tuesday whether the Warriors are a tougher defensive matchup now that he has replaced Harrison Barnes in the starting lineup. They're going to want to do what's best for me, I'm going to want to do what's best for them. Can Cleveland win a game or two in this series? "I'm just proud of the work we've put in from the beginning of the season", Durant said.
The unsettled Arsenal stars are holding out for weekly wages of around $385,000 per week with their present deals due to expire at the end of next season. The 52-year-old - who has been in situ since 2009 and is broadly supportive of the Frenchman - will not wish to be seen to having promised changes only for none to be forthcoming, even if it leaves Wenger fuming.
Griezmann was expected to prolong his stay at Atletico in order to play in a home shirt at their new stadium however it seems like the Frenchman has made a decision to push for a move. However, Saul doesn't think the club will experience a major problem if they lose the striker this summer. Everyone has to decide where he wants to be, where he is going to be happy.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could be given in excess of £150m ($190m) to spend on transfers this summer after he agreed to extend his stay at the club by two more years, reports say. AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca , Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez and Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar are on Arsene Wenger's radar after the Frenchman pledged his future to Arsenal, according to the Daily Mirror .
It is debatable whether Honda and McLaren 's smoke and mirrors bid has worked or not. Then Helio Castroneves briefly flirted with a record-tying fourth victory that surely would have been a popular victory. If adding Alonso to the stable came at the expense of the team effort, it never showed. "I'm really happy for Honda. There was no secret, nothing hidden".
Law says that up to nine players - John Terry, Asmir Begovic, Nemanja Matic , Cesc Fàbregas, Michy Batshuayi , Nathan Aké, Kurt Zouma, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy and Ola Aina - could leave this summer. Here is a disturbing echo from 2015 and Chelsea's feeble attempt to defend the title. Costa told the Evening Standard: 'He is a big player and has an impressive future for himself.
A two-time victor on the Xfinity Series circuit, the highest Earnhardt has finished in a year on the Cup Series is third (in 2003). But at the Coca-Cola 600 , the grandson of Earnhardt's vehicle owner, Richard Childress , brought the iconic No.
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is to get the club's riot act on Wednesday when the club is expected to propose a number of changes in the way he runs the club. In a transfer market where it's now impossible to pay anything less than £25m for anyone over the age of seven, Wenger appears to have sewn up a deal for Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru for just £6.8m.
The World No 2, who has struggled for form since his shocking Third Round loss to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon last year, revealed the news shortly after losing the final of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia to 20-year-old Zverev 6-4, 6-3. Zverev himself broke in the very first game against an opponent who appeared drained after having to win two matches on Saturday to reach the final.
There's no question that, since the last time these two teams met in the postseason, the Warriors have gotten a lot more deadly-have become the kind of team that seems highly unlikely, for instance, to blow a 3-1 lead. "It's the way of the league, and I think the prestige of playing 82 is not what it's used to be, and this is the way it's going to be". "Now that they have Durant , they can use him in that split action, too".
Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha tried to minimise the impact of Tuesday's reverse by saying: "Obviously it affects the confidence a little bit, but this is a practice game". All bases are covered. "We have ticked a lot of boxes and I think we are going into the tournament feeling fairly confident". Perhaps the most satisfying performance of the match for India's team management was Pandya's 80 off 54 balls.
James, determined to bounce back after a poor 11-point haul in Game 3, then steadied the Cleveland nerves in the fourth quarter, bringing the Cavaliers home for the win as Boston's courageous effort came up short. We'll need all the help we can get if we hope to extend this series and put off the offseason. "They were coming out and hitting us and they didn't care who we are".
Arsenal's Olivier Giroud lifts the trophy and celebrates with team-mates at the end of the English FA final against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium May 27, 2017. Wenger will outline his plans for close-season signings and while there may still be some tinkering with his backroom staff it will not be without his approval.
And that juggernaut will require the Cleveland Cavaliers to play airtight defence in these NBA Finals . The Warriors were even better this season than last, while the Cavaliers were worse . Clearly, Cleveland understands what it takes to frustrate the Warriors just enough. But Cleveland has gone 12-1 in the playoffs with an average win margin of 13.6 points, James becoming the all-time National Basketball Association playoff top scorer in the process.
To the surprise of many, Sale - who entered with a 5-2 record, 2.34 ERA and major league high 101 strikeouts - granted Hahn his wish. Sale is a Cy Young contender for Boston but the White Sox are happy with their haul in that deal, which included consensus top prospect second baseman Yoan Moncada and right-hander Michael Kopech , who regularly reaches 100 miles per hour with his fastball and ranks as one of the top pitching prospects in the minors.
During the regular season, there were 203 instances of a healthy player sitting out of a game, according to data compiled by instreetclothes.com, a website run by certified athletic trainer Jeff Stotts that has analyzed injuries for years. How many more people would be willing to place him over Jordan in their National Basketball Association hierarchy, though, had he completed the potential exclamation point of a barely missed, off-balance dunk over an aggressive Draymond Green in the ...
Sam Stosur , Ashleigh Barty - whose doubles partner is Casey Dellacqua and has two children in an openly gay relationship - and fellow men's players John Millman and Thanasi Kokkinakis have all come out against her views. "God's got so much in there about the mind how it affects us, affects our emotions, our feelings, you can think "oh I'm a boy" and it'll affect your emotions and feelings, and everything else and so that's all the Devil".
Corbyn, widely known as an avid Gunners supporter, believes Arsene Wenger is the right man to lead the north Londoners despite the pressure he is now under. "I've played until the end of my contract, which is today basically". "Let us enjoy this win and not worry about the future", he said . "I think the players must keep in mind our fantastic season and also this final".
Sato's win marked Andretti's second consecutive win as Alexander Rossi made it first to the finish line past year. With just seven laps to go in the race, Castroneves zipped by Sato on a bold overtaking move, but the Andretti Autosport driver returned the favour just two laps later and maintained the lead from there until the finish line.
Irving said. "I can not give any energy to anything that people say would be best for the team or even sometimes what I think would be best". "I know a couple of my teammates have, and us as a team, we've been on both sides as well". And in the third quarter, the All-Star guard had James' back again, keeping the Cavs on their collision course with the Warriors. "A game like that just happens", Lue said.
Now Sato is soaking in his place in history as an Indianapolis 500 victor. "I know better, and I'm angry at myself because there was no constructive goal to it". In truth, the blown engines of Ryan Hunter-Reay, Charlie Kimball and Fernando Alonso merely put a hazy cloud far in the background of a banner day for Honda.
During the second I suffered a little bit, especially at 4-3, bad point. "I'm feeling good, I'm playing good tennis and I'm happy to be back in Paris ". With new coach Andre Agassi watching from the stands, the second-seeded Serb dispatched clay-court specialist Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the second round of the clay-court major on Monday.
But whether or not the goalie gamble pays off - and it is a gamble, considering Fleury has two shutouts in his last four games - is not almost as important as Pittsburgh bringing its offense back to life. Its not going to go 16 games in a row perfectly, he said. Personally I would go with Fleury. The cloudy goaltending situation has overshadowed another troubling trend that has nothing to do with who is in net.
Brown is set to go up against LeBron James and a Cleveland team he coached in two separate stints. The Warriors and their cast of All-Stars led by Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant are undefeated after sweeping their three best-of-seven playoff series , a feat never accomplished before.
The addition of Permian, who was successful in the Dante Stakes at York, and last week's Goodwood victor Khalidi, means the total purse for the Classic on 3 June will be £1.625m. She is as big as 1000-1 for the premier Classic, but while her intended participation has drawn criticism from some quarters, owner-breeder Richard Aylward is keen to let his filly take her chance to generate publicity and funds for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.
There is absolutely no reason why the NBA Finals couldn't have started yesterday or even Sunday. Without him playing, who knows how many championships the Bulls would have. The Warriors are undefeated in the playoffs. The Golden State Warriors head coach spoke with the San Jose Mercury News' Tim Kawakami about his back and coaching future.
Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland (70) is alone in ninth, two shots in arrears. Paul Casey was in the mix after round three but he finished with a 73 to tie for 10th at four-under. 18 to finish at 11-under 277 in the European Tour's signature event. Jordan Spieth spent the first three days of his title defense on the verge of putting everything together.
But the Warriors are stronger, more talented and healthier than they were a year ago, and the proof is that they've barely been tested in three playoff rounds. "Our goal is to keep on winning and we need to be better if we want to achieve this feat", He said. San Antonio Spurs veteran Manu Ginobili walked off the AT&T Center Monday evening to a standing ovation, signalling the possible end to an illustrious career that last 14 years.
The forward is Liverpool's first signing of the transfer window, having spent the last 13 years at Chelsea , working his way up through the youth ranks. Klopp will most probably deploy Solanke in Liverpool's under-23 team initially as he looks to nurture a group of young talent like Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Woodburn and Harry Wilson.
For the third year in a row, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors will face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals . What I think will happen is that there will be a number of plot twists, but the series will ultimately be disappointing in terms of sheer drama compared to the one a year ago.
Streisand wrote on Instagram , "we cherish every moment of the 14 years we had with her". "Jason took this pic of me holding Sammie on Mother's Day", Barbra captioned the photo, referring to her son Jason Gould. The 75-year-old entertainer did not reveal what caused the pooch's death, but had indicated in the past that Samantha may have had some health issues.
The Cavaliers have the fourth-highest points per game average (109.5) and the sixth-highest shooting percentage (46 percent) on the road. "The first two games of the Portland series , whatever happened, things got worse". The two teams collectively lost a total of one game between them over the last two months. Seems like a long time , but I view pain as a good thing.
STV understands the veteran Portuguese defender will conclude a transfer from Cagliari and become Pedro Caixinha's first summer signing, barring any unexpected developments. Caixinha will follow that up with the capture of Ryan Jack, whose contract with Aberdeen expires this week. Club Deportivo Guadalajara midfielder Pena will need to get approved for a work permit by the Home Office and Scottish FA before he can make his move to Glasgow official although it's believed that the club ...
In the ICC ODI team rankings, South Africa is at the top with 122 points and is followed by Australia with 118 points. In the all-rounders list, Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan has sealed the top spot. It took place between South Africa and England at Lord's. With this feat, Amla has also become only the fourth South African batsman in history after Jacques Kallis (11,550 runs), de Villiers (9,122) and Herschelle Gibbs (8,094) to have scored more than 7,000 ODI runs.