The Warriors can certainly win the title with a struggling Thompson, considering he's the team's fourth-best player and they've done just fine this postseason without a major contribution from him, but it does give Cleveland a better chance to pull off the upset.
They would have been the first Juventus team to win since 1996, though Real Madrid , behind the likes of Ronaldo, weren't about to let that 20-plus-year drought be snapped. Juve, who have now lost in their last five European Cup finals, missed the chance of doing the treble after their league and domestic cup triumphs and Allegri admitted their performance dropped off against illustrious opponents.
The team , according to reports in India , have told the administrators running their country's embattled cricket board that Kumble's style is "overbearing" and now former players Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, who comprise the three-man panel overseeing the appointment, must sort the truth from conjecture.
Being sure about what they want, Pakistan have also managed to zero in on the players they want for their opening game and the combination has been dicated by the need to have wicket-takers in the middle overs. "That's certainly where Saf ( Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed ) and myself find ourselves, very much on the same page", he insisted. Arthur was convinced that would be key to their chances against a powerful India top order.
After Golden State's Game 1 rout Thursday night of the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals , ESPN reported that "there remains some optimism" Kerr could coach Sunday in Game 2. With that said, they still have a real chance to fix what they did wrong and get better performances from their supporting cast and make this a series.
Police evacuated her home temporarily before the device was found to be safe, police spokesman Daren DeAguero told the paper. The pressure cooker had a fireworks fuse coming out of the top, explosives inside and nuts and bolts, according to court documents.
In the WTA event, Ukraine's Elina Svitolina continued her brilliant season with a clinical 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 upset win over injury-hit Simona Halep . In December, he ended a successful three-year partnership with Boris Becker , a move that preceded Djokovic's split with Vajda, fitness coach Gebhard Phil Gritsch and physiotherapist Miljan Amanovic this month.
Indeed, Real are the first to win back-to-back titles since the competition morphed into the Champions League, European football's biggest club competition. Up to 400 Juventus fans are reported to have been hurt after a stampede was triggered in a crowd in Turin watching the Champions League final . The goalkeeper blocked a header and strike from Gonzalo Higuain, and produced a one-handed save when Miralem Pjanic picked a gap through a crowd of defenders.
A few minutes later, Andretti Autosport teammate Alexander Rossi bumped him off the pole with a run of 231.487. "Hopefully we can repeat 2008, when we won from pole". For Alonso , who has been starved of F1 success in recent seasons in an under-performing McLaren auto, the Indy 500 gives him a genuine shot at glory that would otherwise be unavailable.
Indianapolis 500 victor Takuma Sato made a pit stop at The Star in Frisco to check out the Dallas Cowboys OTA practice. The victor of the 2017 title, Takuma Sato , is nearly twice the age of the 22-year-old who started 11th in the fourth row before racing ahead to his third place title on Sunday afternoon.
Jake Guentzel scored the first goal, assisted by Sidney Crosby and Ian Cole. Laviolette's other option is a 22-year-old rookie, Juuse Saros , who made his National Hockey League postseason debut in relief Wednesday night after Rinne gave up three goals in the first 3:28 of the third period.
The Chicago Tribune's Dan Wiederer reports surgery hasn't been ruled out and a procedure could jeopardize Meredith's readiness for camp. Meredith will miss the remainder of organized team activities (OTAs) and veteran minicamp. Meredith recorded a team-best 66 catches for 888 yards last season while also scoring four touchdowns and throwing for another. He is expected to assume the club's No.
While the first half ended 1:1, Real Madrid dominated in the second and scored three goals to become European champions for the 12th time. Zinedine Zidane's men have also won Madrid's first La Liga and European Cup double since 1958 and Bale said it was just reward for all their hard work this season.
United have prioritised signing a No 9 ahead of pursuing an £86 million deal for Atletico Madrid forward Griezmann, as Sportsmail revealed on Thursday. So, it looks like United are no longer interested and Griezmann is happy to stay at Atletico. Atletico Madrid fans react during the last match at Vicente Calderon as Atletico Madrid bids farewell to its home of 51 years before moving to the newly-built Wanda Metropolitano, in Madrid Spain May 28, 2017.
Durant now finds himself three points behind Shaquille O'Neal (41 points in 2000) and a point ahead of Michael Jordan (37 points in 1998) with one of the best-scoring performance without a turnover in an NBA Finals game since 1978 when the stat was first tracked, according to Elias Sports Bureau .
While Van Gundy's fellow analysts were talking about the play, all he could do was marvel that Rihanna had just walked by him. "Stay in the game", was Breen's reply. Mike Breen took over as the play-by-play voice of the NBA Finals for the ESPN on ABC in 2006, meaning Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET in Oakland he will be on the call for his 12th consecutive Finals.
Woakes sat out the second and third One-Day Internationals in the recent series against South Africa but Morgan insisted he was 100 per cent fit ahead of England's ICC Champions Trophy opener. If only England could ... take your pick, Roy's dismissal or Chris Woakes' early departure with a side strain. Captain Eoin Morgan made clear after England's emphatic win over Bangladesh that there had been no indication beforehand of the injury Woakes suffered at The Oval.
But the most talked about storyline of the night might have been Rihanna yelling at Kevin Durant from the court during the game . "Same one I had Game 1 - just be aggressive, don't settle for good shots but hunt for great shots", Thompson said.
Bubba Watson continued his return to form with a third-round 67 at The Memorial , which included an encounter with a heckler on the final hole. Dufner's 14-under par total of 130 put him five shots in front of fellow American Daniel Summerhays , who carded a 69 for 135.
They have also become the first team to defend the title since the competition was revamped in 1992. That made Ronaldo the second man to score in three finals, after Alfredo Di Stefano, who netted in five in a row for Real in the 1950s. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane: "I don't want to say I'm very good because before I was scandalously bad as a coach and now I'm supposed to be the best".
Woods was confused but cooperative when he was taken into custody, on suspicion of DUI, according to a probable cause affidavit. In the video a barefooted Woods slumps in a plastic chair before he gets up slowly and walks unsteadily to the testing machine.
Sri Lanka , meanwhile, were in trouble after they took four hours and seven minutes to finish their 50 overs. Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming had said that the over rate was "ridiculous" through a tweet. De Villiers knew better: "It was an awesome innings - he did really well to assess the conditions". Tahir squeezed the Sri Lanka batting, and when captain Upul Tharanga , on 57, hit Tahir straight to a catch at deep cover at 146-5 in the 26th over, Sri Lanka's fate was certain.
Madrid's dominant display gives them a 12th Champions League title and makes them the first to win it in successive years since the great AC Milan side of 1989 and 1990. "We've made more history". "People don't have words to criticize", Ronaldo said, "because the numbers don't lie". "I prepared myself for this, you win the biggest prizes because of what you do at the end of the season", Ronaldo, who has benefited from playing fewer games than in previous campaigns, said as his team mates ...
The Cavaliers committed 20 turnovers, eight of them by playmaker James on a night where he had 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists. What a dominant NBA Finals opener with the Warriors . "They're going to make tough shots, so you've got to just keep pressing, sticking to the game plan but focus what's in front of you". Despite the King having a stellar game of his own, dropping 28 points and grabbing 15 rebounds, James understands the Wine and Gold must clean up their mistakes ...
Juventus are aiming to become the second Italian club after Inter Milan in 2010 to win the treble, the Serie A, Coppa Italia and the Champions League titles in the same season. The goalkeeper blocked a header and strike from Gonzalo Higuain, and produced a one-handed save when Miralem Pjanic picked a gap through a crowd of defenders.
The Portuguese striker scored 20 minutes into the game, when his shot from the edge of the box took a slight deflection to beat Gianluigi Buffon . Cristiano Ronaldo placed a attractive shot into Buffon's net on 20 minutes, but 7 minutes later Mario Mandzukic scored one of the goals of the tournament as he deftly controlled the ball on his chest before lobbing the goalkeeper with an exquisite overhead.
Thousands of fans had gathered to watch the Champions League final in front of a giant screen in San Carlo Square. Ronaldo scored two of the goals, making him the leading scorer in the competition for the fifth straight season with 12 - one more than Lionel Messi.
Smith has not played since the team's second-round game six win over the St Louis Blues on May 7. Nashville's first home game of the Stanley Cup Final series is scheduled for June 3; the team will also host a game on June 5, and could be hosting a game on June 11, should the series go that long.
With Real, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid expected to continue their recent dominance in the competition, one could have got relatively big odds on Juventus winning this season's Champions League but the signs have always been there that they are ready to get their hands back on the trophy after more than two decades without success.
Based on usage, it appears that P.A. Parenteau and former Penguins forward Harry Zolniercyzk will replace Vern Fiddler and Cody McLeod . He's expected to start on the fourth line. The Penguins lead the series 2-0. What the Predators need against the highest scoring team in this year's playoffs are goals. As for Rinne, Neal added: "We felt we left him out to dry a few times in the last game".
Juve dominated the opening stages of the game with Gonzalo Higuain managing two attempts inside the first four minutes - first heading a cross at Keylor Navas before testing the Madrid keeper with a long distance strike just a few moments later.
But Pakistan have won two of their three Champions Trophy showdowns against India , ratcheting up the pressure on the tournament´s defending champions. Shoaib Malik is one of the most experienced player in the Pakistan Cricket team. Group A comprises New Zealand , Australia , England and Bangladesh .
I personally felt at the start of the tournament, its always good to have five bowlers theory, he said. That's a little bit sad, but that shows different individuals have stepped up at different times and taken up responsibility. All of a sudden, the Mumbai bowlers seemed to find their line and length and run-scoring became tight. Supergiant came out with intensity in their final-ever match, however, taking early wickets of Lendl Simmons and Parthiv Patel , who combined for just seven ...
Tahir also finished with a run out, Chris Morris picked up two wickets, and Rabada got one, bowling Lasith Malinga, who was making his first ODI appearance in nearly two years. It brought Faf du Plessis to the crease and with Amla, he constructed the innings in a smooth manner. Chasing 300 for victory, Sri Lanka made a good start but collapsed midway before being bowled out for 203 with 57 deliveries to spare.
It's been followed last time as well, and I didn't see any issues being created last time. The battle for supremacy in the Champions Trophy has begun. But neither side gave the impression of leaning into the rivalry and amping up the emotion. Yuvi said: "I think it was fantastic, very moving, it's about Sachin Tendulkar and it reminded us of our world cup victory which was very special and attractive and it always remains in our heart".
As much as we want to see running rugby from the Lions, this is not a comfortable style for Warren Gatland . The match which Gatland is no doubt targeting to catch the All Blacks at their most vulnerable, with the hosts typically slow starters to their global season as the players gel combinations and jettison five different styles of play from Super Rugby.
First and foremost, then make sure Golden State's sharpshooters have a hand in their face. Golden State's 113-91 rout wasn't all that surprising in many ways. As this highly anticipated rematch tipped off at last, the biggest difference from previous year was clear. It's been enough of a sample size to wonder if he will regain his shooting touch before the finals conclude.
Durant lost to James and the Miami Heat in five games in 2012 and then James and the Cavs knocked off the 73-win Warriors in a seven-game thriller last June. "Steph took it personal", Green said. "Obviously being that he's guarding LeBron, he's taking that challenge on". Durant went off for 38 points on 14-26 shooting.
Many didn't believe (myself included) that the Penguins would be able to maintain their ridiculously high shooting percentage throughout the entire playoffs. "You know, you did what you wanted to do at home , but there's lots of hockey left". No series in the first three rounds this spring was scheduled for more than 15 days, and all this following a super condensed schedule because of the World Cup and bye weeks that squished an 82-game regular season into 180 days.
Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne sits on the bench after being pulled during the third period in Game 2 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins , Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Pittsburgh . After going the entire third round without scoring, the Penguins rookie has found his touch again with three in the last two games. "I've played a long time, and the first time having a chance to play for the Cup, so I just think you have to bury these two ...
But the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo was always going to be a boost for Real and it proved to be so. "It has been an incredible end to the season by us", said man of the match Ronaldo. It was the culmination of a counterattack of breathtaking speed launched by Luka Modric and Toni Kroos . It also happened to be Ronaldo's 600th career goal for club and country.
Substitute Marco Asensio added insult to injury in the 90th minute, scoring Madrid's fourth on the receiving end of a low cross from Marcelo. Real Madrid will eye to create history by becoming the first team to defend UCL title and Juventus will aim to win the silverware for the first time in over 20 years, especially for their star goalkeeper and legend Gianluigi Buffon.
But that was it. Team India Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan , Rohit Sharma , Yuvraj Singh , Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja , Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Umesh Yadav , Mohammed Shami , Ajinkya Rahane , Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin .
There was a debate during 2015 that Pakistan team does not think out of the box, is there anything the young lads are trying to do end the dry spell of Pakistan against India in ICC events. At training they didn't do a super secret India-Pakistan only training regime, on match day they won't inject themselves with green or blue magical serum to turn into giant India-Pakistan gods.
The numbers don't lie. "We have made more history". Ronaldo scored the first goal of the game in the 20th minute, but Mario Mandzukic's acrobatic overhead volley equalized for Juventus in the 27th minute, and the sides were knotted, 1-1 at halftime after an entertaining first 45 minutes.
The Portuguese striker scored 20 minutes into the game, when his shot from the edge of the box took a slight deflection to beat Gianluigi Buffon . Ronaldo extended the lead in less than four minutes while Marco Asensio sealed the victory for the European champions with a last minute goal.
And just when it looked like they would increase the run-rate, they lost Quinton de Kock , caught of the bowling of Pradeep for a sedate 23 off 42 balls. Morkel was given just one outing‚ and that despite not featuring in a match for SA in the format for more than a year because of a back injury. Upul Tharanga has recently come back to the side and has been preferred over Dinesh Chandimal as the stand-in captain for Sri Lanka .
The Predators will have an opportunity to clinch their first Stanley Cup finals berth. A lower-body injury ended Ryan Johansen's 2017 playoff run prior to Game 5. The league didn't specify what Getzlaf said and to whom. Therefore it is possible for them to force a game seven, yet it will be hard. And it's up to us to score more goals than they do.
The 39-year-old Stevenson improved to 29-1, recorded his 24th knockout and retained his WBC light heavyweight title. "I'm the smarter guy now, and I have more experience", Fonfara said. Virgil Hunter then stepped on the apron to stop the fight before his boxer would take any additional damage. Stevenson (29-1) defended the title he won in 2013 and defeated Fonfara (29-5) for the second time , this time much more easily than his win by unanimous decision in 2014 that saw both fighters ...
Harper went on to hit a moonshot home run into the third deck at Nationals Park, and Strickland was visibly upset . Monday was the first time Strickland faced Harper since that NLDS. He is also a bit of a hot-head, and has a history of starting fights. The San Francisco Giants won their last World Series in the 2014 season when they beat the Washington Nationals in the first round, which led to some confusion as to why Strickland would still be upset over giving up a few home runs in ...