This year's Warriors team presents a much tougher challenge - replacing Barnes is Kevin Durant , perhaps the best pure scorer in the National Basketball Association. It was discovered shortly after dawn on Wednesday and has since been painted over, she said. We didn't need to come in and say, hey, man, we lost in The Finals, let's get back.
It wouldn't have mattered if I shot lights-out if we didn't finish the job off. And, last year, the Warriors registered the highest ever regular season win record with 73 victories, but went on to lose 4-3 - after leading 3-1 - to a LeBron James-inspired Cavaliers .
Frei eventually deleted both tweets and tweeted a two-word apology, " I apologize ". "Again, I will say I'm sorry, I know better and I'm angry at myself because there was no constructive objective in saying it ..." he added. Frei, who has written eight sports books and worked for The Sporting News , the Portland Oregonian and the defunct Rocky Mountain News as well as the Post , has not commented on Twitter since his dismissal.
Golden State , led by two-times reigning league MVP Stephen Curry , are in remarkable form after becoming the first team in league history to enter the Finals undefeated (12-0) since the National Basketball Association went to the current playoff format in 2003.
Prosecutors have used their strikes to send two black women home , although they say race was not a factor in those decisions. The judge ultimately chose to keep the woman on the anonymous jury because the prosecution had offered a "race-neutral" explanation, though he encouraged the defense to present a statistical analysis of the prosecution's jury decisions to bolster its claim of whitewashing.
England have never won a major global ODI event but Bayliss was cautiously optimistic about their Champions Trophy prospects. "Monday was a nice reminder of how anything can happen in one-day cricket", said Morgan, who collected the player of the series award.
Last game as well, the bowlers did a fantastic job. Only one other team has won two Champions Trophy's , India , and they captured their second as co-champions in a washed out final in 2002. Reflecting on the same, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that the 31-year-old had recently sustained an injury in the upper muscle of his left knee which has been bandaged as a precautionary measure.
However, the much-awaited match of the tournament remains the game between India and Pakistan - the notorious arch rivals. Between 1 and 18 June they will be expected to deliver on two years of impressive performances in the tournament that features the eight best 50-over cricket teams in the world.
But that doesn't mean the Warriors are without weaknesses. Often times the simplest answer is the right one. "It's good", Iguodala said Sunday, when asked how he's now feeling. Kerr is one of the best coaches in the league, but even with Brown, the Warriors are so good, that hasn't mattered. "So, it's definitely fun to be a part of, and it's just part of the game".
Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray stopped 37 of 38 Nashville shots. An ice worker removes a fish during the second period of Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators on Monday, May 29, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh .
Arsene Wenger has been heavily scrutinised by the Arsenal fans throughout the Premier League season after only managing fifth and failing to qualify for the Champions League next season. I'm not interested in other clubs.I know Chelsea wants to sell players, but I told them, I have two years left in my contract and I won't go somewhere else just because they want so.
He was later released on his own recognizance before 11 a.m. Monday. Both bumpers were damaged, police said. "There's no hurry. But, I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again". The Jupiter Police Department released audio recordings Wednesday afternoon of the moment police spotted Woods' vehicle. He was sentenced to 364 days in jail, with all but seven days suspended.
Andrey Kuznetsov , Russia, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-0. Murray came into the event having won just four matches on clay all season, but his dominant display in the final two sets to dispatch Kuznetsov was a statement of intent. They have only met once before, in the first round in Beijing last October, with Klizan the 12th victim in Murray's 24-match winning streak to end the season.
The schedule doesn't allow such a break with both the Predators and Ducks back on planes Sunday for the return trip to Tennessee. And he looks like another future star. Nashville had tied the score 1-1 on Wilson's power-play goal, his second goal of the playoffs, at 19:19 of the second period. "We got to put our foot on the gas pedal again, and make sure we're ready to play", Laviolette said.
Last year, Golden State set an National Basketball Association record by winning 73 regular-season games. Cleveland isn't star poor with James , Love and Irving. Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls won six National Basketball Association championships. While much has been made of Curry being healthier during these playoffs than he was previous year when an ankle and then a knee injury hobbled him, Durant doesn't recall Curry being too hobbled when his Warriors beat Durant and Thunder in ...
The second tweet brought even more criticism with one person asking if Sato killed Schreiner before he went on to win the Indy. "I do respect The Denver Post decision", Sato said. When asked if Frei was sacked or resigned, she said, "We do not comment on personnel issues". As the Japanese driver basked in the glory he'd rightfully earned, his Andretti Autosport team also took a moment to reflect how truly competitive the program had become in such a short period.
But Rinne, as hesitant as he may have been on some of Pittsburgh's rare second-period shots, kept the defending champs from breaking the 1-1 tie into the third with more help from Nashville's active defensemen. "Oh, there were no surprises", defenseman P.K. Subban said. With the way Murray has been playing, it was a goal Rinne needed to have. @PredsMaverick Charge they may, charge they might, that Catfish still hit the ice last night! The Penguins have a one-game head start towards their ...
The highly-rated 20-year-old moved to the Etihad Stadium in 2015 from Turkish side Bursapor. He moved to Manchester from Bursaspor in July 2015 but did not qualify for the work permit that would have allowed him to play for City. City will have the opportunity to acquire the youngster again as a £17.5m buy-back clause was included in his new contract. He scored 18 goals in 32 Eredivisie appearances for the Dutch side as well as laying on a further four strikes.
Cleveland would keep Golden State from scoring and ultimately, the Cavs would claim Cleveland's first major sports championship in over 50 years. The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will meet for the third NBA Finals in a row.
He had gone to a place where he had made the big saves, where he had picked up the big win, where he was once again the best goalie in the playoffs. The first-year Guentzel scored his playoffs-leading 11th and 12th goals, while Murray mitigated 38 shots into one goal.
Kroenke values Wenger's contribution and approach to management because it is fairly low on risk and, until the club missed out on Champions League qualification this season for the first time in 19 years, it had been high on reward, from a business point of view.
Boston Celtics Game 3 ( live stream online and score here) in the 2017 NBA Playoffs resumes tonight with the Cavs leading the Eastern Conference Finals series 2-0. After playing three halves against the Cavaliers , the Celtics said Thomas was done for the season. The Celtics scored 99 points despite shooting under 45 percent, and role players perform much better at home.
Add to that mix veterans like Deron Williams, Channing Frye, Kyle Korver and J.R. Smith and the Cavs are one of the few teams in the league that have the firepower to stay with the Warriors . "So first of all my concern is for my fans that we play as many players as we can, that we play to win". But despite all of that, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr still doesn't think his team should be getting so much credit.
Jake Guentzel has gotten use to this. Asked twice afterward if he was committed to starting Rinne on Saturday, Laviolette stressed Rinne has been "terrific", adding there are plenty of things the Predators can do better in front of him like stopping the odd-man rushes that allowed the Penguins to take charge.
In the men's event, Bulgarian 11th seed Grigor Dimitrov coasted past France's Stephane Robert 6-2 6-3 6-4 to register his first win in Paris in four years. Caroline Wozniacki claimed the first double bagel of the tournament against Canada's Francoise Abanda, but it was not a good day for Ekaterina Makarova , conqueror of top seed Angelique Kerber in round one but knocked out 6-2 6-2 by Lesia Tsurenko.
However, it wasn't enough to save him with Djokovic going on to close out the match 6-3 6-4 6-2 in his first victory under new coach Andre Agassi. With eight-time Grand Slam champion Agassi making a fast exit from the stands at the conclusion of the match, Djokovic heaped praise on his new coach.
Jones could have opted for a warm-up fight in his return from suspension, but instead accepted an offer to rematch Cormier, leaving Manuwa to the undercard, where he will also serve as the primary back-up if Cormier or Jones is unable to compete come fight time.
Nashville Predators' Pontus Aberg (46) celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with P.K. Subban (76) during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final , Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The goaltender was hugging the left post and seemed to have blocked any gaps. The team that can put the last game behind them, win or lose, and put 100 per cent focus on the next game will be the team that carries the Cup.
Gardner's second solo shot sparked a three-run fourth that made it 8-0. Jones' absence was felt his first two games in Houston, where Joey Rickard is the team's only other option in center field. Tanaka gave up nine hits and two walks and had four strikeouts. The Orioles handled Jones with care - allowing him three days off to nurse a sore left ankle and hip and then scratching him from Tuesday's game as a precaution because of a forecast that called for rain throughout.
The former second round pick undressed Maatta on a drive to the net and then out-waited Murray for the 1-0 lead. The team's video session after Game 1 , for example, wasn't almost the marathon some players figured it would be. The 22-year-old tied the game 1-1 in the opening frame and then sparked the third period avalanche by beating Rinne 10 seconds in. Or, perhaps, the district attorney just decided that threatening a guy with a few years in prison for throwing sea life at a hockey game ...
The announcement came after Roma beat Genoa 3-2 on Sunday as Diego Perotti's last-minute victor secured automatic qualification for the Champions League . "Under his stewardship this season, the team has won more Serie A points and scored more goals (90) than any side in Roma's history", Pallotta said of a campaign that saw them finish four points behind Juventus .
The Predators will now try to become the sixth team in the history of the Stanley Cup Final to overcome a 2-0 series deficit to win the Cup, and the first in six years. For Guentzel, this latest goal-scoring outburst couldn't have come at a better time for both him and the Penguins. "There's a stretch they're able to gain some momentum, able to capitalize and be opportunistic and that swung two games in their favor", he said.
My dream is to actually own a team and I don't need to have fully hands on. His players credit Lue's soothing, steady influence - on and off the floor - as almost as vital to their success as a clutch Kyrie Irving 3-pointer. Cleveland blitzed, double-teamed and did all it could take away the other team's offensive threat. OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Watching Part II of the Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals trilogy last spring, Kyle Korver came to a realization.
Bench players: Both teams have unselfish players who come off the bench and provide quality minutes. Even the team that eventually loses. Hopefully James can bounce back from the incident after addressing it, and focus on what is sure to be an incredible and tough NBA Finals starting tomorrow night.
But Harrelson will cut back in 2018, his 34th and final year in the broadcast booth, with a schedule of primarily Sunday home games. He's already doing only road contests. "Semi-truck drivers and my temper don't mix", he said. "I'm just glad I haven't caught anybody because one of us would've been knocked out". The White Sox also announced a multiyear agreement with Jason Benetti , who joined the White Sox television broadcast team in 2016, to continue as the primary play-by-play voice ...
Not a shot in dark. Last year, he made history by leading the Golden State Warriors to an unprecedented 73 wins and becoming the first player ever to win the MVP in an unanimous vote, edging out rival superstars like Kawhi Leonard, Lebron James and Russell Westbrook .
However, after Thomas Tuchel's side finished in 3rd place in Bundesliga, it is now impossible for Liverpool to face the German side as both teams will be seeded in the Champions League draw. "You have been at the games and you can not say that the environment for the players was especially positive". However, it is hard to imagine a scenario in which an FA Cup final against London rivals Chelsea , after the season the Gunners have had, would not play a part in that decision.
While the Cavs and Warriors have played in the Finals the past two years, Durant and James met before that in different uniforms. But last year's matchup was the pinnacle. He has hit just 38 percent of his shots as his normally reliable jumper has failed him. While LeBron can give Durant a hard time putting up numbers, he will definitely feel the effect on his offense late in the game.
The narrative running through much of the regular season was that, somehow, Curry had taken a step back, that he'd been having difficulties getting used to playing alongside Durant, that things were somehow "harder" for him. To a much lesser degree, the other potential issue that could derail the Warriors in these Finals is Thompson's cold shooting in the postseason. - The Cavaliers hit 1,067 3-pointers in the 2016-17 regular season, the third-most in National Basketball Association history .
The chance for less-esteemed countries to play ODIs alongside the big teams is slimming, and instead of targetting the World Cup once every four years, teams on the upswing can now look at Champions Trophy as another target, too. A talent to watch out for in this Champions Trophy, let's see if de Villiers' ability to innovate gets the perennial underachievers in ODI cricket to win the title.
COACHES: Steve Kerr or Mike Brown vs. Tyronn Lue . James won his first National Basketball Association title five years ago at Durant's expense, and now Durant tries to get his first playing against James. He'll be challenged like he's never been before against Golden State. This match-up is becoming one of the best championship rivalries in basketball history.
Djokovic went up 4-1 in the second set but failed to convert eight set points when at 5-3. "I won't start to play serve-and-volley or something like that", Djokovic said. Muguruza's middling form this season saw her arrive in Paris with just three wins on clay, but the Spaniard dispatched former Paris champion Schiavone 6-2, 6-4.
Encouraged by the absence of Roger Federer and Andy Murray's questionable form, Nadal is hoping to win his 10 French Open title and cruised into the second round with a 6-1 6-4 6-1 win over the Frenchman. Rafael Nadal says it doesn't get any easier dealing with nerves at the French Open . As long as Granollers hit the ball before the net (or its plane), it doesn't matter that the ball didn't go over the net.
Maybe not from the score, the way the game went. The hottest goaltender in the playoffs was only tested 11 times in 58 minutes - and lost. Waddell vacuum-sealed the fish and put it in compression shorts. The gulf actually stretched 37 minutes in all, which sounds like a ideal way for the opponent to win. Pontus Aberg has given the Predators a 1-0 lead in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Police are investigating it as an act of vandalism and possible hate crime. "On my behalf, family's behalf, I look at this if this sheds a light and keeps the conversation going, my family is safe, that's most important". The 9,440-square-foot home is not James' primary residence. James said the first thing he thought of when he heard about the vandalism was Emmett Till, a black teen who was lynched in MS in 1955.
LeBron James cried tears of joy after last year's NBA Finals, and this year has been very good to him (and Kevin Love ) as well. As for DirecTV, the whole series will be covered through NBA TV's worldwide feed, available for NBA League Pass subscribers.
She was undecided until late last week whether to even try to play in the French Open . She is now the top player in women's singles tennis with Serena Williams taking time off. Kerber appeared to get back into the match when she recovered one break but the German immediately dropped her serve again. Kvitova won the match's first 10 winners and took 15 of the first 20 points to jump out to a 3-0 lead.
He scored 27 points and Bradley scored 20 points and a team that was given very little chance of winning after losing by 44 points in game two and losing Thomas surprised everyone with a win. "It was 1 vs. 2", Irving said . Cavs fans got another scare when Irving went down with an ankle injury in the third quarter, though he was able to just tighten his shoes and stay in the game.
The Cavaliers were swept in four games by the San Antonio Spurs in 2007, losing the fourth game at what is now Quicken Loans Arena. Getting ready for Game 1 had already become a more daunting task with what happened. That first championship series James made in 2006-07, just Breen's second year calling The Finals, was one of his most incredible accomplishments just because LeBron had such relatively limited talent around him, Breen said.
Many fans had been looking forward to Djokovic's first outing under new coach Andre Agassi , and while the defending champion was far from ideal against Marcel Granollers , he still put the Spaniard away in three sets. "He has a lot to share with me outside and inside of the tennis lines, I'm really enjoying it so far", Djokovic said about 1999 French Open victor Agassi afterwards.