Author: 0 LeBron: Durant the difference between Cavs and Warriors

LeBron James hailed the impact of Kevin Durant after the Golden State Warriors star dominated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals opener. Once the Warriors determined the Cavs were going to protect the three-point line at all costs it just meant open looks inside for Durant. After tonight's showdown the two teams will have two days of rest before getting back on the court on Sunday, June 4th.

Sports Antonio Conte reveals Chelsea's squad overhaul plans for this summer
Author: 0 Antonio Conte reveals Chelsea's squad overhaul plans for this summer

The moment helped swing the final in Arsenal's favour with the Gunners going on to win the match 2-1 and lift the FA Cup . Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has revealed how he teamed up with Rob Holding to keep Chelsea striker Diego Costa quiet in the FA Cup final using special tactics to frustrate the Spain global.

Author: 0 2 mature spellers stand out among 15 left at national bee

During the sixth round of the 90th annual Spelling Bee today, Iyer, wearing a bright red shirt and jeans, extended his arms in excitement and breathed a sigh of relief when he heard his word: attentat. Her winning word was "jnana", which means "knowledge". Fuller then asked for the language of origin, before carefully delivering the correct answer with poise.

Sports Warriors, Cavaliers prep for NBA Finals
Author: 0 Warriors, Cavaliers prep for NBA Finals

With the 2017 NBA Finals tipping off on Thursday night (June 1), we will see the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers complete for the title for the third straight time . The Warriors improved their postseason record to an unprecedented 13-0 while the Cavaliers suffered just their second loss since the playoffs began in mid-April.

Author: 0 Woakes out of Champions Trophy with side strain

Iqbal was also seen having a conversation with the on-field umpire, trying to convince him that he was in control of the ball and it was a complete catch but all in vain. While trying an upper cut to the off side, Sarkar was caught by Johnny Bairstow at deep cover. Such was the nature of Root's innings is that he had found the boundary just six times on way to reaching three figures off 115 balls.

Author: 0 Champions League final - Juventus v Real Madrid

Bale may miss the Champions League final at his home city Cardiff due to a ligament strain Playing in a Champions League final in his home city was beyond Gareth Bale's dreams as a youngster, but Saturday's Cardiff showpiece catches the Welshman at a career crossroads.

Sports Ballon d'Or: Ronaldo closes in on Messi
Author: 0 Ballon d'Or: Ronaldo closes in on Messi

Despite Ronaldo missing nine La Liga games in total, Madrid didn t miss a beat, winning every single one to edge out Barcelona and claim a first league title in five years. He is not a friend, but I consider him a companion by profession and not a rival because I don't like it, like comparisons. "I spent a lot of years at Manchester United and it (home fans booing) never happened to me.

Sports Wrong number text leads to free Stanley Cup tickets
Author: 0 Wrong number text leads to free Stanley Cup tickets

Mired in an eight-game goal drought heading into the series , the 22-year-old Nebraska-born rookie provided the victor in Game 1 and again in Game 2 when he pounded home a rebound just 10 seconds into the third for his third of the series and 12th of the playoffs.

Author: 0 Stephen Appiah tips Juventus to win Champions League final

Juventus left Turin (TRN/LIMF) earlier this morning onboard Alitalia AZ9518, an Airbus A321 (EI-IXZ) and are due to arrive at Cardiff Airport around 11:30. In 12 European games this season, Juventus has only conceded three goals and is looking to become the first undefeated champion since Manchester United in 2008.

Author: 0 Novak Djokovic enters 3rd round of French Open

Nadal , who won the last of his 14 majors at the 2014 French Open , is the overwhelming favourite for a 10th Roland Garros this year. "And it's going to take a lot of work if I want to play on centre court and play good match against him".

Author: 0 Alan Shearer: Chelsea lost to Arsenal because of 'partying' after title win

Diego Costa equalised for Chelsea late in the second half, after Chelsea had lost Victor Moses to a second yellow card for diving, but Wenger's men had the flawless response as Aaron Ramsey bagged the winner three minutes later. "Sometimes it is all about the coach's decision". You can see from today that we are a good side that can get better still with a little strengthening, I spend every minute of my season with commitment to this club.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: England's star Chris Woakes ruled out due to injury

His calming presence allows the big-hitters around him a freedom to play their natural game and Alex Hales demonstrated the tactic impeccably by smashing a belligerent 95 in his 159-run partnership with the Yorkshireman. "Having said that, the way Jonny is playing - and he has shown to us this year he can play at the top of the order - we're in a good position with someone who is ready and raring to go".

Author: 0 Langer has 2-shot lead at Senior PGA on Trump course

Singh finished at 271 as his bid for his first PGA Tour Champions victory came up short. Playing in his first Senior PGA, the 54-year-old Singh made par putts from outside 10 feet on 15 and 16 and two-putted for birdie on the par-5 18th. "He played awesome", Langer said of his opponent. Singh missed another fairway and two-putted for par. Langer made his only bogey of the day on No.

Sports LeBron James subjected to hate crime, Los Angeles home vandalized
Author: 0 LeBron James subjected to hate crime, Los Angeles home vandalized

Patricia Sandoval , a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department , told The Associated Press that James wasn't home at the time. Sandoval told the AP that someone painted over the slur before officers arrived to investigate. It is 9,440 square feet. He and his teammates are in the Bay Area to take on the Golden State Warriors. "But I mean I look at it as, if this is to shed a light and continuing to keep the conversation going on my behalf then I'm OK with it", James said .

Author: 0 VVS Laxman: Indian Cricket Team Favorites in Champions Trophy

The former Australian cricketer is right on money with his observations on Bumrah and is right to point out the challenges the 23-year-old will face while adapting to the swinging conditions in England . "Since then, we've been on a huge upward curve, and we've been tremendously lucky in the fact we have had a group of players that have bought into a way of playing and enjoyed it, and executed extremely well", said Morgan.

Sports Rihanna Responds To Warriors Fan After Game 1 Blowout Of Cavs
Author: 0 Rihanna Responds To Warriors Fan After Game 1 Blowout Of Cavs

In a dominant performance, Golden State cruised to a 113-91 victory over Cleveland to take the opening game of these best-of-seven Finals, and did so while still leaving plenty of room for improvement. Anything to stay locked in. Klay Thompson , playing more stellar defense while missing all five of his 3-point tries and scoring just six points, notched his 77th career postseason game to tie Jeff Mullins for most in franchise history.

Sports Cleveland Cavaliers have no shortage of motivation in NBA Finals
Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers have no shortage of motivation in NBA Finals

Cleveland superstar LeBron James , as versatile and risky as any NBA player, is a focus of the Golden State Warriors as they prepare for tomorrow's start of the NBA Finals . "I knew they won the first game". "Whether Golden State goes 16-0 if they win it, or 16-3, the ultimate goal is to win the championship", Shaw said.

Sports FBI chief Comey to testify next week
Author: 0 FBI chief Comey to testify next week

The subpoenas were announced Wednesday as the special counsel overseeing the government's investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation has authorized former FBI Director James Comey to testify before the Senate intelligence committee , according to a Comey associate.

Sports Five things we learned from Game 1 of the NBA Finals
Author: 0 Five things we learned from Game 1 of the NBA Finals

But that didn't stop Golden State - after some tense moments early in the game - from controlling this game nearly from start to finish, slowly but surely extending its lead as the game progressed and taking advantage of a listless defensive performance by Cleveland to land the first blow in this clash of heavyweights meeting in the Finals for the third consecutive season.

Sports NBA Finals Game 1: Cavaliers vs Warriors
Author: 0 NBA Finals Game 1: Cavaliers vs Warriors

To have a game like that when he's playing that way, it's tough to beat. Due to the fact that the Warriors are much more rested and have a bit of an advantage with the ultimate lineup of Steph Curry , Kevin Durant , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green .

Sports Horschel handles Four Seasons, Day
Author: 0 Horschel handles Four Seasons, Day

But he acknowledged that collecting a trophy because of Day's playoff blunder, rather than his own birdie, "was not the way I wanted to win". His lead is hardly safe, however, with four players within three strokes of him, including Billy Horschel (11-under), Jason Day (10-under), Jason Kokrak (10-under) and Cameron Tringale (9-under).

Author: 0 5 key battles that could decide the Champions League final

Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon might well be the greatest goalkeeper of his generation. And that was despite Baggio playing for all three those clubs during an illustrious career. The head-to-head record between Juventus and Real Madrid is perfectly balanced, with eight wins each and two draws. With Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo , and Karim Benzema, Zidane's team rely on quick long balls towards that floating front three .

Author: 0 LeBron James: 'Got to figure out how to combat' Kevin Durant, Warriors

If the Cavs figured the Warriors out in last year's Finals, they had no answer for the new look version on Thursday night. Watch the NBA Finals on ABC starting June 1. When asked why Durant was so open so often in the first half, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue implied there were mistakes on defense. I'm not going to spend my time hating Cleveland.

Author: 0 Durant buries Cavs in opener

He was so ineffective the Cavaliers pulled him and tried a smaller lineup for a stretch in the third quarter. - And the Cavaliers' bench was almost AWOL until the outcome was settled. "We've still got a long way to go to win this series". Kevin Durant glided through the lane for three uncontested dunks on first-half fast breaks.

Author: 0 Chris Woakes out of Champions Trophy

In reply, England began the chase in a dismal fashion when they lost Jason Roy for 1. Batting on 98 in the 43rd over, Root reached his century by working the ball gently off his pads and completing two required runs. That was Bangladesh's highest ODI stand outside of Asia, surpassing the 141 put on by Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah when they knocked England out of the 2015 World Cup with a 15-run win in Adelaide.

Author: 0 Struggling Murray moves ahead at Roland Garros

However, as has so often been the case with Murray during a hard first half of 2017 that has seen him waylaid by an elbow injury and a bout of shingles, things did not go to script. He nearly had to go the distance against Klizan, but Murray will take a lot of heart from the way he battled into the next round against Juan Martin del Potro.

Sports Rafael Nadal's early performance at the French Open, other top seed updates
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal's early performance at the French Open, other top seed updates

Rafael Nadal began his quest for tenth French Open title in resounding fashion. "It was not the best thing obviously but I promise you I will come back and will fight until the end". Agassi remained largely impassive throughout the two hours and 27 minutes of the contest, although he did get a surprise during the third set when Djokovic's former coach Boris Becker turned up in the players' box.

Author: 0 Fernando Alonso has qualified fifth at Indy 500

Two males allegedly "robbed them at gunpoint" at the West 16th Street Location, before fleeing north on Berwick Avenue on foot. Fox59 reports the suspected robbers are 14 and 15 years old. The Kiwi will attempt to win the Indy 500 for the second time on Sunday. This Sunday, the two-time Formula One world champion will line up on the grid at the Indianapolis 500 with a chance of writing his name into American motor-racing folklore.

Sports Durant, Curry lead Warriors over Cavaliers in Finals opener
Author: 0 Durant, Curry lead Warriors over Cavaliers in Finals opener

Golden State crushed LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-91 in game one in Oakland, California, on Friday (NZ time ). Their dominance - along with the inevitability of a Cavs-Warriors Finals - raised concerns about the league's competitive balance.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors face-off

The Cavaliers have more at stake because they have the pressure of going for a repeat. Instead, this game felt like the start of a coronation for this reloaded superteam in Oakland . The Warriors have added Kevin Durant to their team, and he rewarded them by having a sensational year. The Cavaliers dusted their opponents as well.

Sports NBA Finals Game 1 open thread
Author: 0 NBA Finals Game 1 open thread

If not, Brown, who replaced him midway through the first round, faces the team he led to the 2007 NBA Finals . The moment we've been waiting for all National Basketball Association season long is finally here. We know coming into this building it's gonna be a tough game for us". Cleveland nearly certainly needs the Kevin Love of the last round to have a chance at the upset.

Sports Donnarumma future unclear - Raiola
Author: 0 Donnarumma future unclear - Raiola

He is not a slave, nor a robot. He can only grow and he has to be left alone to grow in peace. He is not a slave, nor a robot. "There are 11 top clubs which are interested in him, ' he said". If you ask me if there is a chance that Donnarumma leaves, then the answer is yes". Milan head coach Vincenzo Montella urged Donnarumma to use his head when thinking about his future.

Author: 0 Turnovers doom Cavs in 113-91 Game 1 loss

While the Cavs mostly left Harrison Barnes open last season and thrived when he made just 5 of 32 shots in the final three games as the Cavs overcame a 3-1 deficit to win the title, that wasn't an option with Durant. Perhaps they would have helped stall some of the momentum Golden State seemed to have for much of the game. Durant had 23 points in the half, while James had a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Author: 0 England's Woakes out of Champions Trophy

They didn't lose any wickets in the first powerplay. The summon and the subsequent selection was a surprise given that they had just recorded historic ODI series wins over India and Pakistan. "We just wanted to push their required run rate up to eight or nine". The duo stepped up the accelerator scoring 46 runs between overs 41 and 44 but were dismissed off successive deliveries in 45th over bowled by Liam Plunkett (4-59).

Sports Kevin Durant downplays apparent 'stare down' with Rihanna
Author: 0 Kevin Durant downplays apparent 'stare down' with Rihanna

Cavaliers-Warriors Part III of their NBA Finals trilogy has begun and Golden State guard Stephen Curry is wearing a sleeve on his right arm in Game 1 . The Cavs haven't been far behind, losing only in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final to Boston. Silver says that "from a league standpoint, you always want to see great competition".

Author: 0 NBA Finals Game 1: Warriors lead 60-52 at the half

The same teams meet in a third straight National Basketball Association finalNBA final for the first time in league history starting Thursday (Sportsnet, 9 p.m.) when the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers face off in a rubber match that's been anticipated since last year's seven-game series ended.

Sports Golden State Warriors win Game 1 of NBA Finals over Cleveland Cavaliers
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors win Game 1 of NBA Finals over Cleveland Cavaliers

Last year, they recovered to win the championship. Stephen Curry scored 28 points with six 3-pointers and 10 assists as this sure-to-be thrilling trilogy began at last, a long-expected, spectacular grand finale envisioned ever since that July day Durant left Oklahoma City to join the loaded Warriors .

Sports Durant, Curry ignite Warriors in Game 1 rout of Cavaliers
Author: 0 Durant, Curry ignite Warriors in Game 1 rout of Cavaliers

Unfortunately, the ad did not help as Golden State blew the infamous 3-1 lead over Cleveland. The Warriors were up eight (60-52) at the break before leading by as many as 24 and weren't challenged in the second half. His scoring average (7.5 points per game) is better than any he has had in a regular season. "What happened in the past in my mind doesn't really count now unless we go out and finish the deal", he said.

Sports Prosecutors drop case against catfish tosser at Stanley Cup final
Author: 0 Prosecutors drop case against catfish tosser at Stanley Cup final

Golf star and Predators fan Brandt Snedeker was expected to attend Game 2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Arena and has previously teased being a catfish-tosser. He speaks a little bit of Russian, but I play with some Russians too. The Predators are also blowing away the Penguins in the faceoff circle, winning 62 percent of draws through 40 minutes.

Author: 0 Durant stars as Warriors dominate Cavs in NBA Finals opener

As James' Cavaliers were preparing to play the Golden State Warriors in Oakland , the Los Angeles Police Department received a call "reporting the N-word had been spray-painted on James' private gate", NPR's Tom Goldman reports . And it wasn't just about the shots the Cavs didn't get. Of course he leads the post season with 53 three pointers made, but he also leads the league this post season ( by a lot ) in loose balls recovered.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers' Deron Williams embraces first-ever trip to NBA Finals

Douglas: I would imagine both James and Durant will have some disrespectful moves up their sleeves given their unique skill sets. "We got to stop the ball first and then fan out to the 3-point line if those guys go there". Brown had two stints as coach in Cleveland, leading the team to the playoffs five straight times from 2006-10 before returning for a one-year stint in 2013-14 when the Cavs won 33 games.

Author: 0 Google marks ICC Champions Trophy 2017 start with cricket doodle

Australia enter this game with a pay dispute simmering away - and in fact threatening to boil over - back home, and Steven Smith must ensure his men put the issue to the side for the next few weeks. "The fourth team would be either South Africa or New Zealand ", he added. Umesh is bowling very well. And, for us, our focus is on this tournament and it needs to be, because we're coming up against some good opposition.

Author: 0 'Sleeping' Tiger had not been drinking, tests show

PUFFY-EYED, unshaven and disheveled, Tiger Woods mugshot photo, taken after his arrest on suspicion of drunk driving at 3am by Florida police, is not the best evidence of his innocence. The 41-year-old underwent his fourth back surgery in April and was described by police as cooperative. He said he understands the severity of the incident and takes full responsibility.

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Bangladesh set sizable total for England

But worryingly for England , bidding to win their first major International Cricket Council ODI trophy, paceman Chris Woakes bowled just two overs before suffering a potentially tournament-ending left side strain. Imrul Kayes got 19 before becoming Plunkett's first victim with Mark Woods taking a stunning catch, but the visitors then added 166 runs for the third wicket as Tamim and Mushfiqar Rahim looked to be setting up a good score.

Author: 0 Chris Woakes ruled out of Champions Trophy

Captain Eoin Morgan had understandably mixed feelings as he reflected on an eight-wicket success against Bangladesh but pondered the probability that scans on Woakes' side strain will at least limit his participation over the next two-and-a-half weeks.

Sports Djokovic to take on Zverev in Rome final
Author: 0 Djokovic to take on Zverev in Rome final

Novak Djokovic has declared that "revolutionary" Tennis player Andre Agassi will coach him at the French Open , which starts next Sunday. Alexander Zverev won his first ever ATP 1000 title with a 6-4, 6-3 win over second seed Novak Djokovic in the final of the Rome Masters here on Sunday.

Author: 0 Finals pick up where they left off with Cavaliers-Warriors III

Many assume Kerr's absence will mean more for the Warriors against the Cavaliers , a much tougher team than those Golden State has eliminated in the playoffs , in a series that certainly will provide adversity - thus giving Cleveland an advantage.