The game was tied at 1-1 through two tight periods on goals by Pontus Aberg and Guentzel, but it took just 10 seconds of the third for Guentzel - who scored the victor in Game One - to get his second of the night and 12th of the playoffs.
Atletico Madrid's transfer ban has ruled them out of the race but the French goal machine could be set for a huge Premier League move. This upholding of the embargo means the La Liga giants will not be able to register any new signings until January 2018.
This is it - the third NBA Finals meeting between the two teams in the last three years. The 1988-89 and 2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers each entered the NBA Finals undefeated, with 11-0 records. "So it makes it even more risky when you equip that talent, that skill with those guys". James inked a three-year $99.8 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers - including $99.8 million guaranteed - which has him at an annual average salary of $33.2 million.
England are planning on the basis Stokes will be able to bowl at least a handful of overs against Bangladesh - while Morgan confirmed Chris Woakes is fully fit again after his thigh niggle. "I must not have eaten well enough (yesterday morning). I don't see it as too big an issue". England's chase got off to a poor start as Jason Roy was dismissed for just 1 run in the 3 over.
Jones said the Lions , who are expected to favour Gatland's "Warrenball" approach of powerful, direct running, must win the first Test on June 24 or be prepared for a "tough old series". With the current spike in concussion injuries in New Zealand rugby, New Zealand coaches have expressed concern about the physical toll the New Zealand derbies are having on players.
What are you supposed to do about that? And while he and the Warriors eventually got rolling, there were a few uneasy minutes at the start that offered a reminder of the magnitude of this stage. "It started with myself having some turnovers, especially in the first half". 'Why aren't we calling more plays?' About halfway through the year, he came to me and just said, Man, I get it.' It's this balance between fun and work and discipline and craziness and order and chaos.
Sri Lanka is perilously close to suffering a major blow ahead of its Champions Trophy 2017 opener vs. "We're still ranked the No 1 team in the world going into the tournament, so there are quite a few reasons for us to be confident", said South Africa ODI captain De Villiers, whose side were beaten 2-1 away to Champions Trophy hosts England in a preceding three-match warm-up series.
Not that anyone expected any different. Music star Rihanna made sure Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant knew where her allegiances were placed during game one of the NBA Finals in Oakland . doesn't surprise me", said Mike Brown , still subbing as coach for the ailing Steve Kerr . But the teams have a combined 18-7 over-under mark in this postseason and are averaging a combined 235 points per game.
His claim was supported by two breath tests showing Woods' blood alcohol content to be zero, according to a police report . The report noted the golfer was cooperative. "Woods asked how far from his house he was". He has expressed a desire to continue to play professionally despite his recent history of injuries. Woods announced last week that he had undergone another back surgery in April, his fourth since March 2014.
An unidentified person spray painted the N-word on the front gate of James' home in the Brentwood neighbourhood Wednesday morning, said Capt. Patricia Sandoval, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. We are a better Cavaliers team and they are a better Warriors team but what does that mean? If I don't play up to my standards, then that's what - that's when I get upset.
Jackson is set to take the stage at 4:45PM at Fifth Avenue and Broadway, facing the Cumberland River, Nashville's WKRN reports. While a capacity crowd watches the 7 p.m. Large music and big screens will take over Lower Broadway on June 3 and June 5 for the free Broadway Smash party. Broadway will be closed between Fifth and Third avenues and large screens will be placed on stage and around the event site.
Golden State Warriors' David West shoots during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. In Golden State's defense, the team's pre-Durant All-Star trio, Curry, Thompson and Draymond Green , were all drafted by the Warriors .
After being asked about the graffiti, James stated, "No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, you know being black in America is tough". "Hate in America, especially for African-Americans, is living every day", added James, who said that when he was told of the incident, he thought of the mother of Emmett Till, a black American who was lynched in 1995 at the age of 14.
It comes at little surprise that the 2017 NBA Finals are a rematch of last year's championship series . Kyrie. JR vs. JaVale. The final outcome was all but a formality at the start of the fourth quarter as the Warriors forged 21 points ahead.
Or try to correct. The series resumes on Monday, Manila time , before it shifts to Cleveland later next week. "Making the pass that's in front of you. Durant has been showcasing much of his offensive weaponry - dunks, 3-pointers, and backing Kyrie Irving down the lane easily while being fouled. First, it's a best four-out-of-seven game series.
Cleveland's team was built on the back of the man whose birth essentially guarantees a berth into June in James, reaching his seventh straight Finals, a feat unheard of in the modern National Basketball Association. The Cavaliers are scheduled to face off tomorrow against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, California. Getting ready for Game 1 had already become a more daunting task with what happened.
You can also watch all of the games live on the ESPN App , but you'll need a cable login to access the stream. The Cavs were actually successful in limiting the Warriors three-point game, holding them to just 10-for-30 from behind the arc but losing the turnover battle by such a large margin made this one nearly impossible to win for the CAvs.
The home isn't James' primary residence, and Capt. Patricia Sandoval , who is a spokeswoman for the LAPD, said that he wasn't home at the time. By the time officers arrived at the home, the racial slur was covered up by property management, police said.
And like a year ago, it came down to Sulman Raza, a South Eugene High graduate, to deliver for the Ducks. However, Raza squared the match on No. 10 after hitting safely onto the green from the bunker to par the hole. This is so special, Sooners coach Ryan Hybl said. The Commodores weren't so fortunate in the afternoon. John Augenstein of Vanderbilt rolled in a 30-foot putt from the fringe to win his match in 19 holes against Edwin Li of Oregon.
Rookie winners: Ray Harroun (1911), Jules Goux (1913), Rene Thomas (1914), Frank Lockhart (1926), George Souders (1927), Graham Hill (1966), Juan Pablo Montoya (2000), Helio Castroneves (2001), Alexander Rossi (2016). And as for a future with IndyCar? On a high from a dream qualifying performance on IndyCar's biggest stage, Dixon came crashing back to Earth with a thud a few hours later when he was held up at gunpoint at a Taco Bell restaurant drive-through near the track at Indianapolis.
An unidentified person spray painted the N-word on the front gate of James' home in the Brentwood neighborhood Wednesday morning, said Capt. Patricia Sandoval, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. TMZ reports that someone spray painted the N-Word on his home, and although the Cavalier's forward did purchase the home in 2015, he doesn't now live there.
As del Potro stepped over the net and walked toward him, Almagro collapsed on the clay court, his sobs clearly audible over the crowd's cheers of encouragement and appreciation. "So hopefully I will keep improving in the next one". "Sometimes I think also for my team it's hard to know exactly how I'm feeling or what it is that I need when I'm on the court".
As far as Real's record is concerned, Arrigo Sacchi's AC Milan side were the last to be crowned European champions for a second year running in 1990, but since the competition morphed into the Champions League that feat has proved beyond even the most expensively assembled teams.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Kevin Durant drove through the lane untouched for dazzling dunks. Durant attacked the rim relentlessly all night for Golden State, which entered the series 12-0 this postseason after posting four-game sweeps in each of the previous three rounds.
Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.theeagleonline.com.ng as the source. However, that hope was denied early because the last six games of the league were won by Real Madrid and they were up in the ladder by three points.
A bettor putting his money on the Cavaliers could win $250 by putting down $100. Avery Bradley one game. Boston All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas was lost for the season due to a hip injury along the way and the Cavs appeared destined for another sweep, but old habits reared their head and Cleveland blew Game 3.
Mercedes themselves, knowing that Ferrari are making a strong run for the drivers' title as well as the constructors' championship this season, changed their stance on team orders in response to Vettel's pace before the Russian Grand Prix last month.
Rihanna, a noted LeBron James fan, didn't let the Warriors domination in Game 1 of the NBA Finals spoil her fun at Oracle Arena. Kevin Durant took charge for the Warriors , making six dunks in the first half and staying on until late in the fourth to finish with 38 points.
The 30-year-old victor will immediately face another demanding test when he plays fellow former grand slam victor Juan Martin del Potro , who advanced when tearful opponent Nicolas Almagro was unable to go on with a knee injury, trailing 6-3, 3-6, 1-1.
In this January 26, 2015 photo, Australian tennis great Margaret Court smiles during the official launch of the remodeled Margaret Court Arena at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne . The 74-year-old Court has been a critic of homosexuality for decades, and she expanded her comments in a Christian radio station interview this week.
Morgan also had a favourable report on key all-rounder Ben Stokes , who was able to bowl briefly on the edge of the square during practice following the latest round of scans on his knee injury. Asked if Roy's place would be under threat if he didn't come good in the first couple of group games, Morgan replied: "I can not see it (Roy's position) changing".
This is a league of match ups and taking advantage of another team's weaknesses and there are very few antidotes to a heavy dose of LeBron in a seven game series. Another factor is the play of Steph Curry. In Game 1, they managed just a 90.5 offensive rating, in part because of turnover issues. With Durant now in Harrison Barnes' old spot, the defensive strategies used during last year's Finals aren't available.
ET) on Wednesday. The incident was reported to police Wednesday morning. He is most likely with the Cavs in the Bay Area gearing up for Game 1 of the NBA Finals, which starts tomorrow. Basketball star LeBron James has said "being black in America is tough" after the NBA legend's Los Angeles homes was the subject of a racist attack.
A year ago the Cavaliers made the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history, rallying from 3-1 down to take the title. It was during the 2011 National Basketball Association lockout that James and Durant played in LeBron's Flag Football Classic.
To me, the outcome is real simple, and it won't hinge on what you think it will. Both sides have made some significant changes to their squads since the previous two series'. The Warriors imploded previous year after Green was taken out of the equation. They're superior. They've played against good teams, but because they're so talented, so deep, and so disciplined, they were able to make those teams not look as legit as they were.
Johnny Sauter is the points leader heading into the race and has finished in the top 10 in his last four starts in Dover. Matt Crafton won this race past year for his first win at the "Monster Mile". That's scheduled to get the Green flag at 5:30 pm. In his 12 Monster Energy Series starts, he has a best start of 11th and finish of 17th. He is the son of former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver David Gilliland and the grandson of ex-Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Butch ...
Cleveland went just 23-23 after January 10 and was ranked in the bottom third statistically on defense all season. Not only was Curry not the best player on his team against the Cavs-that honor belonged to Draymond Green-but he wasn't even the top point guard in the series.
Durant had six dunks in the first half alone to match his most ever in a game, Curry hit six 3-pointers and the Cavaliers looked like the team that stumbled down the stretch in the second half of the season. "It's definitely unique", Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said. Curry wants to take back the championship that got away, and help KD and so many other veterans without a title earn their ring.
The Reds now return to the Champions League after a two-year absence. "It is annoying but we had a spell during the season that was hard and it was hard for me in my personal situation", said Wenger who has been under constant scrutiny over his future.
Now who would have guessed that the Cavaliers and the Warriors would be going at in the Finals again? Teams will make moves and things will change. "I can't go out there and do everything on my own, or I can't go out there and just let my teammates do all the work for me", Durant said. Durant can get any shot he wants if he stays mentally right and doesn't resort to old bad habits.
Now, after taking a fearsome battering on their sacred home turf, the spotlight will be swivelled north as Kevin Walters, Darren Lockyer and Gene Miles sit down to sift through the charred remains ahead of game two in Sydney. All the Blues big men generated second phase for which the Maroons had no answer. A Green Machine link has made his time in Queensland camp even more enjoyable this week after linking with close mate Milford.
He has found his touch at the right time for Pittsburgh, which leads the Final 1-0. Nashville again controlled play through two periods - even-strength shot attempts were 44-24 for the Preds - but the 23-year-old kept it close for the defending champs.
That, however, is just the start. Kyrie. JR vs. JaVale. Some predictions see the NBA Finals ending quickly. The 2017 NBA Finals begin on Thursday , June 1, at 8 p.m. Durant has been showcasing much of his offensive weaponry - dunks, 3-pointers, and backing Kyrie Irving down the lane easily while being fouled.
Root had treatment soon after his mishap and appeared to take painkillers. The tournament continues on Friday, when rivals New Zealand and Australia face off in what should be an absorbing clash. In reply, England began the chase in a dismal fashion when they lost Jason Roy for 1. Roy looked jittery throughout his eight-ball innings and his dismissal epitomised that.
The Warriors start as strong favourites as they are well rounded both in defence and offence. This series also features 11 players who have been named All-Stars in their careers, including seven this year. Despite that, the wine and gold will win back-to-back titles. Of the 30 National Basketball Association teams, the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are the best two.
Bale plays for Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga and, if deemed fit, will participate in his team's bid to become the first ever to retain the Champions League when they face Juventus in the final in Cardiff , Wales , on Saturday.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Warriors are the favorite at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -7 points against the Cavaliers . Draymond Green is putting up 13.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and 7.2 assists per contest. The teams split their two meetings in the regular season, including a Cleveland victory on Christmas with Irving hitting another game victor over Curry.
In that series, San Antonio swept James and the Cavaliers . Today's Game 1 tip off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Green is at his best when he's getting under James' skin and generally being the toughest player on his team.
Season series: Cavaliers , 3-1. Seeking a maiden National Basketball Association title, Durant joined the Warriors from the Oklahoma Thunder in the offseason and he gave every indication his quest will be rewarded amid the talent-stacked Warriors team as he scored freely.
While Almagro was down, the 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) del Potro climbed over the net and walked over to check on someone he's known since they were teenagers in the junior ranks. "I did not grow up with brothers, only sisters and we all say "she" more than "he"'". Del Potro didn't have to finish the match, as Almagro was forced to retire due to a knee injury, saving the Argentinian extra tennis considering the match was going at least four sets.