Author: 0 NBA Cavs repeat, Warriors dynasty at stake in Finals showdown

There were some who felt that LeBron James would actually be the coach and that Lue would be a figurehead. Golden State has looked stronger than ever this postseason, having recorded consecutive four-game sweeps over the Portland Trail Blazers , Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs, becoming the first team in National Basketball Association history to reach the Finals with a 12-0 record.

Author: 0 Zidane: 'Born leader' Ronaldo will drive Real to Euro glory

I have to exclude that, so as a result it will be a much more special game for me, but I intend to play it without having any regrets. A penalty-shootout victory over Atletico Madrid in Milan previous year delivered an 11th European crown for the Bernabeu club, with Zidane turning around a season that began with rancour and poor performances under Rafael Benitez.

Author: 0 Warriors Roll to 113-91 Win vs. Cavs in

But people seem to think that the Warriors' Kevin Durant wasn't feeling Rihanna's presence. So Thompson's found other ways to make, um, a splash. It was the third straight time the Cavaliers have lost Game 1 to the Warriors . Durant signed with the Warriors last summer for the chance to win a ring.

Author: 0 Andretti: Alonso should consider IndyCar in 2018

He considers Alonso a legitimate contender because hes racing with Andretti Autosport — victor of this race previous year with rookie Alexander Rossi — and because “the caliber of driver he is, it seems like hes definitely soaking it in.”.

Author: 0 Alabama inmate seeks execution stay

But she was later convicted in the case and she testified at a later trial for Arthur that she had sex with Arthur before the shooting and then paid him $10,000 from her husband's life insurance policy after the killing. This undated photo released by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Tommy Arthur, who was convicted in the 1982 murder of Troy Wicker.

Sports Indy 500 Winner Speaks Out On Newspaper Columnist's Racist Tweet
Author: 0 Indy 500 Winner Speaks Out On Newspaper Columnist's Racist Tweet

And, it doesn't have much to do with him becoming the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500 . The outcry, both against Frei's tweet and echoing it, was swift on social media . "Nowadays, a lot of Japanese, the fans (are) following IndyCar Series, particularly for the Indy 500". "I decided five laps to make an attempt on him".

Sports Curry urged teammates to just be themselves vs Cavs
Author: 0 Curry urged teammates to just be themselves vs Cavs

Oh and while they're at it, maybe figure out what to do about Kevin Durant . Last year Golden State didn't have Kevin Durant. And this year, it was Cleveland's turn to lose Bogut. "We said before the series started that they're a team that's capable of runs, and they showed that tonight in the third quarter". Warriors: Coach Steve Kerr had hoped to feel well enough to return to the bench but stayed behind the scenes in the locker room as he continues to deal with complications ...

Author: 0 Manchester United Cool Antoine Griezmann Interest, Identify Other Priority Signing

The former Spanish Champions and its fierce rivals Real Madrid were banned from signing new players until the summer of 2017 for breaches "relating to the global transfer and registration of players under the age of 18". Torino striker Andrea Belotti is another player that has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, so too Alvaro Morata - although a move for the Spain worldwide could be problematic given Real Madrid's interest in David De Gea .

Sports Triple Crown dreams end at cloudy Pimlico
Author: 0 Triple Crown dreams end at cloudy Pimlico

But jockey Javier Castellano, who rode Gunnevera in the Kentucky Derby , had Cloud Computing in hand and was closing on Classic Empire , the 2-1 second favorite. "That horse had some momentum on him; he ran a great race, too". The crowd of 140,327 and wagering total of $94,127,434 were records, bettering the marks set a year ago.

Author: 0 Grieving Johnson loses at French Open

Friday's victory was his 100th best-of-five-set match on the slow surface, and he now has a staggering win-loss ratio of 98-2. "I went through so much emotion in this match , I don't know what to say", said Mladenovic, praising the fans.

Author: 0 Hate Is 'Alive Every Day,' LeBron James Says After Racist Graffiti Incident

The Warriors swapped out Harrison Barnes for Kevin Durant last offseason though, and are the favorites entering the series. At 32 years of age, the best player of his generation is playing the best basketball of his life. "Both teams are better than last year's teams ". With in-season acquisition Kyle Korver having hit 22 of his 53 shots from beyond the arc (41.5 percent), the Cavaliers have been the most accurate 3-point shooting team in the 2017 playoffs, connecting on 43.5 ...

Author: 0 NBA Finals: Kevin Durant hits nice alley-oop from Draymond Green

ET Thursday on ABC. Curry showed that he plays a little differently when he has a healthy knee. Instead, this game felt like the start of a coronation for this reloaded superteam in Oakland. James and Irving served as the main source of offense for Cleveland during the half, combining for 36 points, while Love was the only other scorer of note with eight points.

Author: 0 Billy Horschel's caddie predicted his victory at AT&T Byron Nelson

Australian Day carded a 2-under 68 to join him atop the leaderboard, but he bogeyed the par-four 18th during the sudden-death playoff. 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 Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Game 1 Results & Score

The challenge for Golden State going forward will be to maintain the fiery pace they brought to Game 1 against the Cavs, both at home and on the road. "We were talking about it before the game and Steve [Kerr] suggested we try to get the ball in his hands right away and put him in position where he can attack down hill", Brown said.

Sports Pens' Nick Bonino on crutches, game-time decision for Game 3
Author: 0 Pens' Nick Bonino on crutches, game-time decision for Game 3

The Nashville Predators are frustrated at coming up empty after outplaying the Pittsburgh Penguins for most of the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final but remain confident in their ability to turn things around. Carrying that momentum into Nashville is task No. 1 for Pittsburgh , which will rest up and travel to Tennessee for Game 3, the Music City's first Stanley Cup Final game.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: England chase down Bangladesh's 305 with ease

They head into the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 having won four of its last five ODI series at home. The way Bangladesh began their innings, it looked like a matter of time before England scythed through this batting lineup and picked up a comfortable win - there was no intent, with survival, in the first ten overs, the only plan.

Author: 0 French Open player stops with bad ankle

His record now stands at 98-2 with his only two losses coming at Roland Garros. "I always thought that that tarp was unsafe and not in the right place", Nadal said . Goffin was leading Argentina's Horacio Zeballos 5-4 when he chased down the ball towards the back of the Suzanne Lenglen court. Zeballos carried Goffin's bag.

Author: 0 Buffon eyes final 'fairytale' with Juventus

CASEMIRO: With his usual high intensity and flawless timing on challenges, the Brazilian carried the load for Madrid in midfield, allowing the playmakers to focus on attacking and adding an extra layer of protection to the defense. They have only conceded THREE goals in 12 games so far, which is phenomenal. The tactical discipline showed by Mandzukic, the wingbacks, and the midfield engine of Khedira and Pjanic, frees Juventus' best player, Dybala.

Author: 0 Three-year-old grudge fuels brawl between Harper, Strickland

Harper didn't take his base and walk up the line to first and took a few steps toward the mound before charging toward Strickland, throwing his helmet as if he were 50 Cent throwing out a ceremonial first pitch and exchanging blows with the Giants reliever.

Author: 0 NBA Finals focus: Breaking down Warriors' Game 1 win

Durant finished with 38 points, eight rebounds and eight assists - and zero turnovers. "So just go forward, continue to have a mindset that the goal at hand, which we want to accomplish is going to be definitely a tough one". Steph Curry stole the ball from J.R. Smith 22 seconds into the period and then less than a minute later Smith was called for an offensive foul. "I mean, no other team has done this , right?" Curry is referring to his new Curry 4 shoes by Under Armour , ...

Sports It Took Just Over Three Minutes for Pittsburgh to Obliterate Nashville
Author: 0 It Took Just Over Three Minutes for Pittsburgh to Obliterate Nashville

Guentzel struck again 10 seconds into the third period to put Pittsburgh in front for good. In the third period, after Guentzel pushed the Penguins ahead, 2-1, Scott Wilson converted a feed from Phil Kessel, and Malkin kept it going, scoring on a determined rush for a 4-1 Penguins edge at 3:28 into the period.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant Denies Staring Down Rihanna In Warriors' Game 1 Win

When Durant signed with the Warriors almost a year ago, among all the criticism that followed, Golden State became the heavy favorite to win the National Basketball Association championship. First he wanted another playmaker besides himself and nominal point guard Irving. — The first came off a great cut to beat James. And this year, it was Cleveland's turn to lose Bogut.

Sports Fight or flight? Cavaliers must recommit themselves after failing to answer bell
Author: 0 Fight or flight? Cavaliers must recommit themselves after failing to answer bell

Game 1 of the NBA Finals featuring the Golden State Warriors squaring off against the Cleveland Cavaliers was last night (June 1) and while the Warriors handled the Cavs fairly easily, the real star of the evening was Rihanna . When we're not making shots, and they get off in transition off of rebounds and stuff like that , they're tough to guard. He'd go on to score the Cavaliers' next 10 points to keep pace with the Dubs and knot the score once more at 24 all with 2:34 left in ...

Author: 0 Murray confident of comeback at French Open

Murray has not been bounced before the third round of a grand slam since the 2008 Australian Open . The two are set to go head-to-head for the third time in their respective careers. The 12th-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga left meekly, eliminated 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4 by 91st-ranked Renzo Olivo of Argentina after only one game Wednesday in a match suspended a night earlier because of darkness.

Author: 0 Juventus different to 2015; Allegri warns Real Madrid

The furious player deals in the transfer market have already begun with the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus actively involved as well. Then, the other quite talked about is obviously the 1998 final - Juventus's third Champions League Final in a row, which ended in a second consequent defeat in a final, this time to Real Madrid .

Sports Tiger Woods police report: He was found asleep at the wheel
Author: 0 Tiger Woods police report: He was found asleep at the wheel

Police had to wake Woods up and he slurred his words. "Driver's side front and rear rims were damaged and their respective tires were flat, the front bumper on the driver's side was damaged, and there were some white scrapes and scuff marks on the rear bumper", another responding officer stated.

Author: 0 Ronaldo looks to break new ground at Champions League final

The space led to him combining effectively with Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala , who plays an extremely vital role on the forward line with his powerful left foot. Allegri has guided the Bianconeri to three consecutive Serie A and Coppa Italia doubles, but all that matters to him now is crowning one of the most successful eras in the Italian club's history by clinching European football's greatest honour.

Author: 0 Ringling Bros. Circus gives final performance after 146 years

After almost 150 years, the show will not go on for the iconic Ringling Bros . and Barnum & Bailey Circus , which is performing its final act on Sunday. "We are grateful to the hundreds of millions of fans who have experienced Ringling Bros . over the years. So you've got all these things working against it".

Sports Wenger Is The Best Man To Win Arsenal Trophies - Kroenke
Author: 0 Wenger Is The Best Man To Win Arsenal Trophies - Kroenke

It has been very much a reign of two halves but after signing a new two-year deal, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger , the longest serving manager in English top-flight football , is targeting next season's Premier League title. Former Gunners goalkeeper Bob Wilson warned Arsenal and Wenger they may struggle to attract top signings having failed to reach the Champions League .

Author: 0 Rihanna Steals LeBron James' Thunder At NBA Finals

They have to defend closer to the basket even at the risk of freeing Curry and Thompson to be their most unsafe. Green's battle for a rolling ball at the start of the third quarter ignited the Warriors' 13-0 run that essentially decided the game .

Author: 0 Woakes injury a concern for England - Morgan

Yuvraj Singh hasn't taken part in India's practice game because of illness, but he will remain a vital cog in their Champions Trophy defence in the United Kingdom. While the reigning champions scripted a 45-run win over the Kiwis in their first encounter after reaching English shores in a rain-truncated game, the No.3 ranked side on Tuesday made mincemeat of Bangladesh with a 240-run victory.

Sports Austin Dillon Celebrates Coca-Cola 600 Win By Doing Burnout In His Barn
Author: 0 Austin Dillon Celebrates Coca-Cola 600 Win By Doing Burnout In His Barn

A brief downpour of rain happened Sunday evening during the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway . "You wouldn't believe how much time you lose just trying to pass those guys". Larson, the points leader, started in the back because a problem getting through pre-qualifying inspection prevented him from getting on the track for qualifying.

Author: 0 '71 Lions revolutionised New Zealand rugby

The world champions have since taken on all comers, proving to be simply too good for their rivals and firmly establishing themselves as the best side on the planet. Dejected Lions lock Martin Johnson leaves the field at Eden Park in an All Blacks jersey after the test series concludes 2-1 to the hosts. They did, though, earn a 14-14 draw in 1971 which sealed their only series victory in New Zealand .

Author: 0 Zidane: No added pressure as Madrid defend Champions League

Sergio Ramos scored in the 2014 and 2016 finals for Real Madrid . "We're always thrilled to work with innovative partners like BT Sport to develop our sports coverage in the United Kingdom, in Europe and worldwide". For the first time ever, Real went through an entire La Liga season scoring in every game they played, netting 105 times in total. I can say it, because I've lived through it, that I played good football and didn't score many goals.

Sports Steve Kerr could return to coach Warriors in Game 2
Author: 0 Steve Kerr could return to coach Warriors in Game 2

However, there are a few reasons why the 2017 NBA Finals are far from over. Thursday night marked game one of the N.B.A. Finals, where the Cleveland Cavaliers faced off against the Golden State Warriors . What happens when Thompson finds his shot? The tragic murder of his father, James Jordan on July, 31, 1996, sent Jordan into exile from basketball for two years.

Author: 0 England's paceman ruled out of Champions Trophy

Both Finn and Roland-Jones featured in England's one-day worldwide defeat by South Africa at Lord's - a match where Woakes was rested as he recovered from a thigh problem. "Yes, I think so", Morgan said. Yet despite that confidence boost, the opening batsman could not improve his recent sequence: he has now passed 20 only once in his last nine innings for England .

Author: 0 Joe Root thinks England's confidence is growing after record run chase

Side strains are a big confidence thing, aren't they? Still, even with Woakes off the field, Stokes only bowled seven overs. You have to work hard to get those runs. The England camp was hopeful of him recovering for the Champions Trophy. Root too was clearly inconvenienced by what appeared at first to be an ankle twisted as he set off for a run, but the Yorkshireman later said "It's all right - it looks like it's just a bit of cramp ..." That tells us that England are still protecting ...

Sports After a dunkfest in Game 1, Cavs must slow Warriors at rim
Author: 0 After a dunkfest in Game 1, Cavs must slow Warriors at rim

This is true, but James also just flat-out got beat on plays. The 2015-16 coach of the year took an indefinite leave of absence during the middle of the first round to find a remedy for the migraines and nausea he has experienced stemming from back surgery nearly two years ago.

Sports Rihanna star of NBA finals opener
Author: 0 Rihanna star of NBA finals opener

First, she distracted announcer Jeff Van Gundy-during the dunk of the night, no less-by simply appearing in front of him as LeBron James posterized JaVale McGee. ET in Oakland he will be on the call for his 12th consecutive Finals. LeBron James had 28 points and 15 rebounds, but also had seven turnovers in the first half (only one in the second half).

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: Chris Woakes Ruled Out of the Tournament

Emphasizing the importance of starting the campaign with a win, he said, "It's vital that we get off to a good start". "We are trying to stay relaxed and not take pressure". Woakes was forced off the pitch after bowling two overs in the match. Pakistan's first game of the three-match friendly series against Ireland ended in a 2-2 draw at Lisnagarvey.

Author: 0 Juventus bars Zidane's path to history with Madrid

They have conceded just three goals in 12 games so far, while Real have scored in every single one of their 12 games - a total of 32 goals. There is no-one more deserving of a Champions League medal than Buffon and he will be hopeful that his side can do it this time round after losing in the final two years.

Author: 0 Kane wants to reach 100 Premier League goals next season

Earlier today, Kane smashed four times as Tottenham once again produced a spectacular performance to sweep aside title holder Leicester City 6-1 in their penultimate League clash at the King Power Stadium. We are so, so calm about our key players. Lukaku, meanwhile, has scored twice in 11 games against Arsenal in all competitions, though not since April 6, 2014.

Author: 0 Champions League final: Ronaldo, Madrid go for historic back-to-back

A world champion with Italy in 2006 and eight-time Serie A victor with Juventus , Buffon finished on the losing side in his two previous Champions League finals in 2003 and 2015. "I'm enjoying this moment because I know that one day it will end". Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Monaco's Kylian Mbappe are also said to be transfer targets of the Merengues and Real Madrid would realistically sign only one of them with the Frenchman who is said the player on top of Real Madrid's agenda.

Sports Rihanna steals the spotlight from Cavs, Warriors during NBA Finals
Author: 0 Rihanna steals the spotlight from Cavs, Warriors during NBA Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue gestures during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cavaliers in Oakland , Calif. Durant didn't really acknowledge that anything was going on, but Steph Curry had a phenomenal reaction. Durant - an eight-time All-Star - took the Warriors to another level in game one at Oracle Arena following a performance that also included eight rebounds , eight assists and an ...

Sports Lendl to rescue as Murray plays his best tennis in months
Author: 0 Lendl to rescue as Murray plays his best tennis in months

Klizan has won five of his last seven matches on clay court. Konta is yet to win a match in the main draw at Roland Garros , while she boasts just four clay-court wins at WTA main draw level in her entire career. "When the lob went up, I thought that I wouldn't be able to reach it, but I did". "Certainly no-one mentioned that at any stage during the period between Wimbledon and the Tour Finals a year ago and I did OK".