Author: 0 Brothers in arms: Curry pays tribute to Iverson in NBA Finals

Golden State will try to keep him in check with Draymond Green, one of the league's best and most versatile defenders. "And if he - when he takes it personal like that and he accepts the challenge, we're a damn good defensive team". It underscores the difficulty of the proposition facing Cleveland now. Game 2 of the finals will air on Sunday at 6 p.m. MDT. It was no coincidence that a concussion suffered by Love, relegating him to a lesser role when he returned, allowed Cleveland to ...

Author: 0 Inter Milan legend Materazzi backing Juventus to beat Real Madrid

Since that time , they've finished as runners-up on four separate occasions including two years ago against Barcelona . "We're here: Juve-Real, the Champions League final ", Pirlo wrote in La Stampa. I say this as a friend and a former team-mate, someone who knows him well. "This is the only thing he's missing". "Gigi Buffon could win the Ballon d'Or if he takes this trophy".

Sports Lionel Messi-themed amusement park to be built in China
Author: 0 Lionel Messi-themed amusement park to be built in China

Funded by a group of Chinese companies, the park will immerse visitors into Messi's universe, and is planned to inspire local children to play football. Messi was in Beijing yesterday to announce the launch of the park, which has been in development for two years, according to a press release from Grupo Mediapro, a Spanish marketing firm that's partnering with the Chinese company Phoenix Group and Messi's management agency on the project.

Author: 0 Indian cricket team not happy ahead of Pakistan clash--here's why

While batting is India's traditional strength, they are also fielding a balanced bowling attack that includes some skillful bowlers led by the wily Ravichandran Ashwin. Laxman praised the Indian batsmen for showing the temperament and skills in English conditions. Speaking in Geo News" show "Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Saath', he said: "It's nearly a mini World Cup for us, and most definitely very important for the whole team and myself as captain".

Sports Pontus Aberg could be next Predators spark plug
Author: 0 Pontus Aberg could be next Predators spark plug

The NHL announced the fine Saturday, shortly before Game 5 against the Nashville Predators . The Ducks took a 1-0 lead when they caught the Predators with their fourth line out against Ryan Kesler and Jakob Silfverberg . John Gibson stopped all 10 shots he faced for Anaheim , but had to leave the game with an injury and he is questionable to play today. Anaheim's collection of veteran stars and up-and-coming talent will have to win back-to-back elimination games to avoid ...

Sports France's Cornet ousts Radwanska in 3rd round
Author: 0 France's Cornet ousts Radwanska in 3rd round

But Halep edged through 6-0 7-5, closing out the match with a backhand that stuck the net chord and that Kasatkina failed to return. Four women's singles matches never even got started before the showers came, including No. Following Hsieh into the circular arena of court one will be two of the top three in the Asian men's rankings. Wozniacki immediately broke back and also took the eighth game to leave her serving for the match.

Author: 0 Ronaldo strikes 2nd as Real Madrid go 3-1 up in final

With Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Isco starting in front of a three-man midfield consisting of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Casemiro, Rodriguez was only ever likely to feature from the bench. - With the first goal of the game, Real Madrid became the first club to reach 500 Champions League goals. "These players still have a lot to give us, the club knows that we can improve our team if we want to achieve higher technical skills".

Sports Murray and Del Potro meet again; Wawrinka also in action
Author: 0 Murray and Del Potro meet again; Wawrinka also in action

About one tonne of red dust is needed to cover the average court, with Court Philippe Chatrier requiring 1.5 tonnes because it has more space behind the baseline. Kristina Mladenovic advanced to that round by winning Friday. Alize Cornet upset ninth seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2 6-1 to set up an all-French fourth-round clash with Caroline Garcia , who beat Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei 6-4 4-6 9-7.

Sports Lions start tour with dour Barbarians win
Author: 0 Lions start tour with dour Barbarians win

Warren Gatland has never blamed the schedule, but did allude to its brutality after seeing his side squeeze through the tour opener 13-7 in Whangarei . For Gatland, who has promised all his players a start over the first three games, the opening match would not have answered many questions about the shape of his first test line up.

Author: 0 Real Madrid - Champions League Football - 3 June 2017

Saturday's UEFA Champions League final pitted the two best teams in Europe - Juventus and Real Madrid - and the legendary clubs feature some of the world's best players, most notably Cristiano Ronaldo. It owed much to Madrid controlling midfield, largely thanks to Modric, who set up Ronaldo's second. Juve's night took a turn for the worse when Juan Cuadrado was dismissed for a second booking in the 84th.

Author: 0 Real Madrid wins 2017 Champions league

Madrid found the opener in the 20th minute as Ronaldo played Dani Carvajal into space, before neatly placing the fullback's cut-back beyond a fully outstretched Gigi Buffon. Substitute Asensio put the icing on the cake with a goal in his first Champions League final after excellent work down the left from Marcelo to setup a tap-in for the 21-year-old.

Author: 0 Gareth Bale: Real Madrid star reacts to Champions League win in Cardiff

It crowns a glorious season for Madrid, who have pulled off a La Liga and European Cup double for the first time since 1958, having also won the Club World Cup and European Super Cup. Juve center back Leonardo Bonucci drove a long diagonal ball towards the byline to set off a brilliantly skilful exchange. Gonzalo Higuain worked Keylor Navas twice, while Miralem Pjanic's snappy half-volley forced the Madrid goalkeeper to produce a smart one-handed save.

Sports Matsuyama hoping for Memorial momentum
Author: 0 Matsuyama hoping for Memorial momentum

Owns at least one victory in 10 consecutive PGA Tour seasons. The 29-year-old Day is hungry to vanquish a lacklustre record at his hometown tournament - the Columbus resident has never finished inside the top-25 in eight starts. "After five years, I learned how to travel, prepare each week at a new course , and eventually how to win", explains Dahmen. The Memorial honoree this year is Greg Norman, who won the tournament in 1990 and 1995 and was runner-up in 1997 and 1994.

Author: 0 Madrid clinch UEFA Champions League with 4-1 Juve thrashing

Both, Real Madrid and Juventus won their respective leagues in the 2016-17 season and they will aim to add one more trophy to their cabinet and end their season on a high. When I look at my squad, what's good is that they're all ready and willing to play. "I play whenever I think I should". If Real win on Saturday, Zidane will be the first manager to win back to back European Cups since AC Milan's Arrigo Sacchi in 1989 and 1990.

Sports Virender Sehwag applies for India head coach post
Author: 0 Virender Sehwag applies for India head coach post

Virender Sehwag today became the most notable applicant for the Indian cricket team's chief coach's post, which would be technically vacant when Anil Kumble's term comes to an end after the Champions Trophy . The process was followed last time as well, and I didn't see any issues being created then. "It's a good headache to have", said Kohli . "I frequently speak to the boys", he said to a query on whether he has had discussions with the team on all what has been reported.

Author: 0 Trezeguet: Improved Juventus can lift Champions League

However it was Cristiano Ronaldo who opened the scoring. As the Black Eyed Peas provided the music in the opening ceremony, there were many who felt the Champions League final was demonstrating again how football has lost touch with all that makes it so important.

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

They are the first side to retain the European Cup since AC Milan did so in 1990. They came away as losers for the seventh time in nine finals having also lost to Barcelona in 2015. In 12 European games this season, Juventus have only conceded three goals and are looking to become the first undefeated champion since Manchester United in 2008.

Author: 0 Just one week for Djokovic and Agassi

It was his first game under new coach and 1999 French Open champion Agassi as the Serb world no 2, broken four times by the world no 77, looks to halt a wretched run of form since lifting the trophy in Paris a year ago. Djokovic, who will play Portugal's Joao Sousa in round two, added: "He says the right things in the right moment". Paire is wildly inconsistent but has plenty of flair, and this was a relatively rare trip to the secondary Suzanne Lenglen court for a player who has made ...

Author: 0 Police prepping for possible Pens Stanley Cup win next week

Already the Penguins single-postseason rookie record-holder for goals and points (19), Guentzel on Wednesday passed Joe Mullen (18 in 1982) for the National Hockey League playoff record for USA -born rookies. I'd rather turn the page, go out and look forward. "He's a conscientious kid", Sullivan said. "That never changed when he wasn't getting the bounces".

Author: 0 'Giddy' Klopp wishes Liverpool could start next season tomorrow

Kroenke yesterday issued a statement to the Stock Exchange insisting his stake in the club was not for sale following the £1billion takeover bid from Alisher Usmanov. "The longer we are together it is better and I am sure there will be more new faces in the summer, but it's the manager's first full season, the ground was changing, there are plans for a new training ground".

Sports Ex-Diamondback Gonzales helps woman out of car after wreck
Author: 0 Ex-Diamondback Gonzales helps woman out of car after wreck

Cuffari added that Gonzalez and another friend opened the door to the vehicle and were able to free the woman. Gonzalez said it was a "pretty scary incident", but that he assisted to get the dazed and groggy woman out of her vehicle and to safety as quickly as he could.

Sports Warwickshire's Chris Woakes ruled out of Champions TropHy
Author: 0 Warwickshire's Chris Woakes ruled out of Champions TropHy

Woakes, who is England's highest-ranked bowler in the International Cricket Council's one-day rankings, only managed two overs during Thursday's Group A opener against Bangladesh before leaving the field in discomfort. Mashrafe Mortaza: One of the most experienced players of Bangladesh , the skipper is hitting the deck well with red cherry. "It seemed like an un-England thing to do - nearly the sort of thing they said they didn't do any more, after making late changes ahead of the 2015 ...

Author: 0 Spieth avoids Colonial cut scare, has shot to defend title

Among them was Bernhard Langer, who made two straight birdies to pull within two shots of Singh at the turn. After three birdies and three bogeys his first eight holes Saturday, Lee had a steady stream of pars until finishing with a 16-foot birdie.

Author: 0 Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Nashville Predators Game 3

This is my 11th Stanley Cup final and I've never seen anything remotely like Nashville right now. Time is on the Pittsburgh Penguins' side, with or without momentum. Those two factors may cancel each other out in Game 3. He hopes to get into the lineup soon, but as is the case at this time of year, it's anybody's guess when that will be.

Sports How to watch: Women's Champions League final
Author: 0 How to watch: Women's Champions League final

Kadeisha Buchanan became the first Canadian to win the Champions League as Lyon defeated Paris Saint-Germain 7-6 in a penalty shootout Thursday. "Paris was quite a challenge for us in the first half, but I think we were the stronger team towards the end of the match".

Author: 0 Allegri warns Real Madrid to expect different Juve

Juventus can become the eighth European club to have completed the Treble and the second from Italy, after Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan in 2010. "It's true we are the team that has played the most in this competition". Zidane believes it should make for an entertaining encounter. "I don't feel more important than any of the other players because I've lived moments like this".

Sports Cubs stop 6-game losing streak with 3-2 win over Cardinals
Author: 0 Cubs stop 6-game losing streak with 3-2 win over Cardinals

The bullpen shut things down for the final three innings, and it's a Cubs win. Fowler received his World Series ring during a pregame ceremony, drawing loud cheers from the crowd of 41,051 on a picturesque day at the iconic neighborhood ballpark.

Author: 0 Hammel solid as Royals hammer Carrasco, Indians 12-5

Soler had started just one of the previous eight games and had a puny.164 batting average. Cleveland's Josh Tomlin , who starts the opener of a three-game series in Kansas City, is 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA in two starts against the Royals this season and has a 10-4 record against them in 19 starts.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Rift clouds over riveting rivalry

Kumble was appointed as head coach in June past year, and in that time, India have enjoyed a lot of success, especially in their recent season at home, where they beat New Zealand, England and Australia in Test series. "I don't think any other team also puts a price on just one game", he added. "When I don't think, I can carry on with life". Especially the batsmen tend to go into their shell whenever under the slightest of pressure which consequently pushes the team to the point of no return ...

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy 2017: England take on Bangladesh in tournament opener

The tournament has had a roller coaster of a ride ever since it was first held in 1998 in Bangladesh and at its lowest ebb was termed as the "unwanted stepchild of global cricket" after the 2006 edition in India . "They come back from that experience knowing they're as good as anyone out there". Eoin Morgan has effectively guaranteed Jason Roy's England place for the entire Champions Trophy – regardless of the batsman's form.

Sports French Open 2017: Andy Murray sends warning to Martin Klizan
Author: 0 French Open 2017: Andy Murray sends warning to Martin Klizan

One of the most compelling rivalries of 2016 will be renewed in the third round of the French Open when Andy Murray takes on Juan Martin Del Potro . Del Potro, who is making his French Open comeback after a five-year absence, thrashed Guido Pella in his opener before advancing to the last 32 when Nicolas Almagro succumbed to a knee injury.

Sports Valley fans travel to Pittsburgh to cheer on Penguins
Author: 0 Valley fans travel to Pittsburgh to cheer on Penguins

The Preds again were tied with Pittsburgh in Game 2 before the Penguins ripped off three goals in a mere 3:28 in the third period to take the second game, 4-1. The Penguins won 4- 1 Wednesday night. He got a long rebound of a shot by Bryan Rust and took advantage of an open quarter of the net to make it 2-1.

Sports Ty Blach tosses 6-hitter, Giants rout Phillies 10-0
Author: 0 Ty Blach tosses 6-hitter, Giants rout Phillies 10-0

After doing the same against Atlanta on May 27, he gave up two runs in the eighth before being removed. "As a kid, you dream about pitching in a big league game and pitching a shutout. While still in search of his first victory of the season, Eickhoff has regressed since a solid start to the year, permitting at least four runs on four occasions over the past six outings.

Author: 0 Nashville Predators' 'Quest For The Cup' Continues

That's because it would either go to Jake Guentzel, which would make him the only non-goaltender rookie to win the award, or it would be shared by Matt Murray and Marc-Andre Fleury. Nashville is 7-2 in the playoffs when scoring first, and this time it counted after a coach's challenge for offside wiped out a goal that would've given the Predators the lead in Game 1 .

Sports Police officers deployed for Champions League final
Author: 0 Police officers deployed for Champions League final

It's not every day a goalkeeper scores the final goal in a penalty shootout to seal a win as big as a UEFA Women's Champion's League final for their team. "We won eight titles out of nine in the three years I've been here and that's quite a good score", Precheur said at the end of his reign. But that's exactly what Bouhaddi did when Olympique Lyonnais, typically known as Lyon , beat French rivals Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on Friday.

Author: 0 Demand for NBA Finals tickets has Cavs fans thinking of selling

Still, I'm still going to do it and take the Cavs in 7. The Warriors and Cavaliers have been saluted in some circles for showing wise judgement in resting some key players during the regular season. For them, although they are looking to win back-to-back championships, Cleveland has no pressure on them. Same thing when LeBron went to Miami with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh , people wanted to hand them the title and they lost the first year to a Mavericks team nobody saw coming ...

Sports Juventus look to tempt Liverpool midfielder Emre Can to Turin?
Author: 0 Juventus look to tempt Liverpool midfielder Emre Can to Turin?

Can's contract is down to its previous year. Can, who played a key role in Liverpool's finishing fourth in the Premier League last season, has been in talks with the Reds over a new deal but there has been little progress. But doubt has been cast over his future at the club with their being no indication of him signing a contract extension. As a result, Rafinha is looking for a way out of Camp Nou in order to find a regular first team spot that would make him more likely to be brought ...

Sports Phil Mickelson will skip US Open to attend daughter's graduation
Author: 0 Phil Mickelson will skip US Open to attend daughter's graduation

Open, which starts June 15 at Erin Hills in Wisconsin. He said Amanda would have supported his decision had he chosen to play the U.S. Open. In 2013, Mickelson left Merion to attend Amanda's grade school graduation. "She's very supportive. She's always been, "Dad, I know you love the Open.' She's always been very supportive". "I'll actually really enjoy watching them get punished out there", Mickelson said.

Author: 0 Israel spent at least '$20b' on settlements since 1967

Sher, a founder of Blue-White Future which advocates "the Jewish and democratic future of Israel", was referring to an estimate of the number of residents of isolated West Bank settlements beyond Israel's security barrier, which are considered the most likely to be evacuated under any peace settlement with the Palestinians.

Author: 0 Champions League Final: Buffon looks to become oldest victor

Juventus are an excellent team, it'll be a balanced clash, but I'm sure Real Madrid are stronger and we only have to prove it. Spanish global Isco shone in Bale's absence as Real secured their first La Liga title since 2012, and manager Zidane remained coy on his selection headache at his final pre-match press conference in Cardiff.

Author: 0 Hamilton: Ferrari is favouring Vettel

But Vettel said that circumstances had prevailed in his favour, and were not manufactured with the aim of boosting his title chances against Lewis Hamilton . "Valtteri is doing a great job and I don't now feel that we have to have a No.1". By the time Vettel pitted five laps later, he had built up a big enough lead over Raikkonen to switch tyres and resume the race ahead of his teammate.

Author: 0 After humbling Cavaliers, Warriors warn their best yet to come

It is what it is. "We got to figure out how to combat that, which is going to be a tough challenge for us". The NBA Finals provides a big stage for some serious trolls, as was evident early before Game 1 last night , but none may be better than this Cleveland Cavaliers fan going on a Bay Area TV station.

Author: 0 Stanley Cup finals shift to Music City for Game 3

What do you need from your goalie to win a Stanley Cup? His career numbers vs. Pittsburgh: 1-7-2, with a.865 save percentage. Matt Murray did for the Penguins . "If you look at scouting reports on players like Guentzel or some of the others who fall into the category of being under 5'11", you find some similarities.

Author: 0 Could Warriors really go to 10 straight NBA Finals?

The Warriors , by virtue of having compiled the best record in the league during the regular season, will host Game 1. Cleveland and Golden State have split Finals series the previous two seasons. The Cavs, on the other hand, are the best third quarter team in the playoffs with a +25.8 net rating. "LeBron is going to get his points and so is Kyrie.

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy: India eye record third title

England suffered a humiliating collapse as they were 20 for 6 against South Africa in the last match of three-match series, while Bangladesh were 22 for 6 against India in the warm-up game. Although, Bumrah has taken only one wicket in the recent warm-up matches against New Zealand and Bangladesh but the pacer was very economical. "We have this tradition of preparing bus to support Pakistan cricket team during their tours to United Kingdom, and we are keeping this tradition this ...

Sports Sailing: New Zealand hit foiling high to set up America's Cup showdown
Author: 0 Sailing: New Zealand hit foiling high to set up America's Cup showdown

Emirates Team New Zealand sailed a flawless race, only coming off their foils as they crossed the finish line after extending all the way around the race course. "The boys sailed a great race", Burling said. That came in a 4:06 whitewashing of Groupama Team France, which was eliminated with one race to sail.

Author: 0 LeBron James: There Is Hate in US, 'Especially for African Americans'

The gate has since been covered up, but the situation nevertheless is deeply concerning. It is unclear exactly when the incident occurred, but the first reports emerged Wednesday morning (May 31). On the eve of chasing his second consecutive National Basketball Association title, even LeBron James - with all of his glory, money and admiration - can't run away from racism.

Sports Oracle beats Kiwis in Bermuda for America's Cup bonus point
Author: 0 Oracle beats Kiwis in Bermuda for America's Cup bonus point

Emirates Team New Zealand became the first team to complete an entire America's Cup race without their hulls touching the water on Friday as they knocked out Groupama Team France. This model is held up by the America's Cup organisers as a way for more hopefuls to mount challenges. “This has been a great learning opportunity, ” Burling said.