Durant leads all players with 71 points the first two games - six more than the player he replaced in the lineup, Harrison Barnes , scored in seven games a year ago. "You guys asked me what's the difference, and I told you". "But they're a team you cannot - you can't let them go on runs". He put him in place of struggling J.R.
Matters were quickly compounded as Ronaldo turned home at the near post to take his goal tally for club and country to 600. The praise spread further afield, with France's L'Equipe labelling the winners "Unreal Madrid", while Portugal's E Bola featured a picture of Ronaldo leaping in celebration with the headline "Jump to eternity".
Thompson played in his 78th postseason game to pass Jeff Mullins for most in franchise history. Cleveland's J.R. Smith, Deron Williams , Channing Frye and Iman Shumpert were a combined 2-for-18, and that comes after a 1-for-14 effort from Smith, Williams, Kyle Korver and Tristan Thompson in Game 1 .
Atletico Madrid's 26-year-old French worldwide striker, Antoine Griezmann on Sunday ruled out leaving the Spanish club. "It's been another good season and hopefully we can make some good signings in January". Atletico can not recruit. With my sporting advisor, Eric Olhats , we chose to stay. Atletico immediately described the CAS ruling as unfair and said it would cause "irreparable damage" to the club.
The Warriors broke no rules (other than player tampering, perhaps), did nothing but bring together a team with what some thought might be too much talent, and not only made it work, but made it sing, made it reach orchestral heights. Kerr has used Draymond Green at center, a lineup affectionately known as the small-ball lineup of death , and will even use Durant at the 5 if Green gets into foul trouble, much like he did in Game 2 .
The Warriors have done a great job limiting Kyrie Irving , who is shooting 40% from the field in the Finals, and they have made it clear they don't want the Irving-James combo beating them. Curry had a triple-double, with 32 points, 10 rebounds , and 11 assists , including this no-looker to Shaun Livingston. We just have to sustain effort over the entire game.
Durant became only the third player in NBA history to score 25 points in his first seven NBA Finals appearances, joining Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal. "We're young, healthy, and playing a game we love". "The second half, we settled in and just tried to play better and played tougher on defense", Durant said.
Tamim followed up his 128 in the eight-wicket defeat to England on Thursday with 95 off 114 balls - his knock leading the way after Bangladesh opted to bat under leaden skies. Aware that ominous clouds were gusting in, Australia needed to get off to a fast start to have a chance of winning on the D/L rule if the required 20 overs were bowled.
Beaten by England in their opening match, Bangladesh are without a win and look likely to be eliminated in their last game against New Zealand . But Morgan said that his side haven't transformed the way they approach the 50-over game exclusively on their experiences that day.
That is one more than his best-ever record over four rounds, set here in 2012. "I feel I played well today but I did not quite figure out the solution in time ". "Now it is the quarters in a grand slam and facing Dominic is not easy", the world number two said. Despite 16 double faults, Kristina Mladenovic ended defending champion Garbine Muguruza's hopes of back-to-back titles with a 6-1 3-6 6-3, win that sent the home favorite in to the quarterfinals.
Thompson played in his 78th career post-season game, most in franchise history. Golden State could become the first National Basketball Association team to make an unbeaten playoff run to the crown, having swept Portland, Utah and San Antonio and overpowered the Cavaliers twice at home to open the finals.
Cleveland has been in this position before obviously, but with Durant playing at such a high level, it appears it will be an even tougher challenge than a year ago for the Cavs to come back in the series. "I try not to focus on that", he said. "There is a lot of work for us left to do". "I don't want to get into what we need to do better". What was so discouraging for the Cavs is that they played better in Game 2 but the result didn't really change.
More than his solid round was a collapse by Jason Dufner , who lost his lead with four straight bogeys on the front nine and hit two balls in the water on the back nine for a 77. "When the rain started coming in, the ball got wet and started to jump a little bit and go a little further", Fowler said. Unfortunately for Summerhays, he got off to a slow start and faced an uphill battle all day before faltering again on the closing holes.
England will however miss injured Chris Woakes, who has been replaced by Steven Finn. Only four more overs were required for what would have been a comfortable Duckworth/Lewis victory. Bangladesh are leaving too much on opener Tamim Iqbal's plate with the rest providing nearly no support at all. It might as well have been dads against the kids.
As past year, the Cavaliers trail 2-0 heading into two games at the Quicken Loans Arena. Through two games of the 2017 Finals, the occasionally volatile Green has kept his composure so f. They won only five games previous year, while the Eskimos finished fourth with 10 wins, Winnipeg had 11, B.C. 12 and Calgary 15. Now we got to go back there.
I mean, I love playing here. That was the moment when Muguruza broke down, and had to leave the interview room for a minute or two to compose herself. She said: "I lost confidence, and my opponent was on home turf, so it created a lot of tension". With the boisterous crowd willing her every step of the way, Mladenovic was the more opportunistic player in the final set.
India has won all the two warm-up games very comfortably and this will boost the confidence of the team while Pakistan also won the warm up match but not so convincingly. Not only with the Ben Stokes , the team is suffering from the cloud of injuries including Chris Woakes, and Moeen Ali. "They want us to take the trophy home", he said with a smile on his face.
Wozniacki opened with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 win over Australian wild Jaimee Fourlis and wrapped up a 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 decision over CiCi Bellis yesterday. "I was looking at my coach I said "I'm just miserable today, I just can not put the ball in". It's a basic quote which everybody says, I don't want to be a smartass right here talking to you guys", she said with a smile.
The news came on the back of the Gunners' stirring 2-1 win over Premier League champions Chelsea to secure a third FA Cup in four seasons, although a late rally was unable to seal a top-four spot and Champions League football . The club's majority shareholder and owner Stan Kroenke, who rebuffed a takeover bid from Russian billionaire and minority shareholder Alisher Usmanov last week, hailed Wenger as the best man for the job as he too targeted more silverware.
The woman has yet to be charged with a crime, but the video has since been removed from Facebook. Now, the Highlands County Sheriff's office is investigating the incident, but the mother insists she would never injure her child. She now hopes to teach her children the same lessons she learned as a child. Living on a rural, 9-acre property in Highlands County, she says it's important that her kids learn how to handle all kinds of wildlife and what to stay away from.
I think at the end of the day, I think everyone talks to officials. "I'm feeling better", Kerr told reporters after the Warriors eased to a 2-0 series lead against the defending champion Cavaliers in a repeat of the last two NBA Finals .
Mario Mandzukic's stunning strike cancelled out Cristiano Ronaldo's 20th-minute opener for Juventus to reach the break at 1-1. Madrid completed a sublime double, having won La Liga for the first time since 2012, and the Spanish giants ensured they marked the occasion with joyous scenes raging from Cardiff to the Spanish capital on Saturday night.
Instead of discussing the match in the traditional on-court TV interview, Murray remembered the 29 people who died in the recent outrages in London and Manchester . The third-seeded Swiss, the French Open champion in 2015, will face 15th-seeded Gael Monfils . The Roland Garros Twitter account briefly mixed up Svitolina with Russia's Elena Vesnina after the Ukrainian fifth seed clawed her way into the quarter-finals.
Renault took to social media platforms to confirm that the test had taken place. "So why did we keep it quiet?" "It's true. It really is Robert Kubica ", the team added in a later post. Renault have left and returned to the sport with their own team since then, with a current line-up of Germany's Nico Hulkenberg and Britain's Jolyon Palmer.
Raikkonen started from pole position for the first time in nine years, with Vettel joining him on the front row. "In strategy, that [Vettel's victory] doesn't happen". "For myself it could have been better". "But who knows, it might go the other way - I might need to give Valtteri the upper hand. There's some reason for everything that happens in life".
Through the first two games of the NBA Finals , the one consistent theme that has already emerged in the series is that Kevin Durant makes an already ridiculous Golden State Warriors team quite literally invincible. "Well, it got a little out of control towards the end, but we're not anxious about that", James said. If you have, you know what I'm talking about.
Muguruza capitulated on the same day 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova fell to Caroline Wozniacki 6-1 4-6 6-2. Bacsinszky beat Mladenovic in three tight sets in their last meeting, a Fed Cup tie in February. "Everything wasn't flawless. There were a few concerns", Mladenovic said, before joking: "I made about 35 double-faults today, but everything's OK!" Mladenovic, who is into her second career grand slam quarter-final, said she also found it tough playing in front of her home crowd.
Frederick Gaudreau scored the game-winner and Pekka Rinne (PEH'-kuh REE'-nay) stopped 23 shots as the Predators earned a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Nashville. Timely goals, composed. He definitely belongs. Rookie goaltender Matthew Murray has been average in the finals, allowing 12 goals in four games. This was the Rinne we had seen for most of the playoffs, the one who entered the final with a sparkling.941 save percentage and was the reason why Nashville had swept the ...
Police said that the Special Olympics Torch Run raises public awareness about the Special Olympics program and also provides a way for local law enforcement agencies to raise funds to support the Special Olympics of CT program. It has raised almost $43 million over 31 years while increasing awareness of Special Olympics athletes and their accomplishments. Sterling and Rock Falls police officers and State Police District 1 troopers will carry the flame.
Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro plays a shot against Romania's Simona Halep during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France . "You don't have ball boys, nothing", she said. "I mean, I can not believe that my first Grand Slam after a comeback and I'm already. actually only once I played fourth round before and it was actually here five years ago".
The Warriors won the first two games of the series at Oracle Arena by comfortable margins, setting the pace and dictating the flow of the game, and are now a flawless 14-0 in the playoffs. The point guard battle belongs to Curry thus far. One way to describe the Warriors' dominance in this postseason is to note that they have become great normalizers.
Angle says that the idea is awful, and he acknowledged that her "This is Your Life" segment from last week was one of the worst segments in Raw history. Would the Hardy Boyz continue their nostalgic tag team title reign? This was a solid opening match from both guys. With a win in the tank, Samoa Joe will need to be firing on all cylinders as RAW sees the return of Brock Lesnar next week.
It marked the third consecutive year for Spieth, a Dallas resident and the defending champion , to finish as a runner-up or better at Colonial. Sergio Garcia tees off from the first tee box to start the second round at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational golf tournament Friday, May 26, 2017.
The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals 132-113 in a game with a frenetic pace that didn't feel sustainable as the game wore on. Golden State shot five-of-22 in the field while committing seven turnovers in the fourth quarter and overtime of Memphis' comeback. No one to this point, other than James and perhaps Kevin Love , has played to his capabilities.
That sequence loomed especially large whenever Arvidsson beat Murray glove side on a breakaway for a 3-1 Predators lead at 13:08 of the second period. "[A win is] all I wanted for my birthday", Fisher said. He'll need to be just as good, if not better, tonight if the Preds are to even the series. "It's hard to win when you score one goal", Sullivan said.
The score was tied at 1 at the time, and Nashville rookie Frederick Gaudreau scored Nashville's second of the game 16 seconds later on a wraparound that was not initially called a goal on the ice. They are made of humans, and despite the fact that they're athletically superior and have bank accounts beyond our imaginations, they're as flawed (or worse) than the rest of us.
With the series tied, Game 5 is Thursday in Pittsburgh. Frederick Gaudreau scored his third goal of the final, while Calle Jarnkrok , Viktor Arvidsson and Filip Forsberg scored their first goal in what seemed like forever. "Not to make more out of the travel than it is, but it's hard to leave and miss out on (their) hockey games and hockey practices", Cullen said. The lead held up going into the third period.
And the difference, as James so poignantly noted, was "K.D". He took over as an assistant coach for the Warriors in 2016 and began his interim gig when Kerr left the game in April 2017. Smith and they've allowed the Warriors to completely nullify the Cavs from deep, who have shot just 31 percent as a team this series. The Warriors have showed excellence in every aspect.
It certainly is discouraging for Pittsburgh, which played its best game of the series Monday and still lost by three, but the Penguins are not out of this any more than the Predators were after Game 2 . His goals-against average is 2.08. "Having said that, I thought tonight, of all the games we played, we generated the most chances and the highest quality.
Nashville was 2 of 3 on the power play in Game 3. 'It didn't go in the net for us. "We had a number of grade-A opportunities - a couple of breakaways, flurries around the net". "I thought tonight of all nights, we generated the most chances of the highest quality". Crosby had another breakaway almost midway through the period, and Rinne stopped him not once, but twice.
The story as reported Monday by Chris Haynes of ESPN .com boils down to this: During the National Basketball Association lockout in 2011, Durant joined James in Akron, Ohio, to work out together as both stars looked to keep their skills sharp and stay in shape.
The Golden State Warriors have played in the NBA Finals in each of the past three seasons, but this year's team is leaps and bounds better than the previous two. "He's one of the great players of all-time". "I would imagine Kyrie's going to come out and have a great game", Love said. "We just have to sustain effort over the entire game".
Carroll and John Schneider have routinely embraced competition during their tenure in Seattle - they found their franchise quarterback in Russell Wilson because they allowed Wilson, a third-round rookie quarterback, to compete against Matt Flynn , who signed a big contract in free agency.
Instead, we have witnessed two one-sided, non-competitive games. When the Warriors added Durant, JaVale McGee , Zaza Pachulia and David West to a roster that blew a 3-1 Finals lead to James and fell short of a repeat a year ago, many wondered if they would have enough in the middle to defend the rim.
For Durant, his decision last summer to join the Warriors as a free agent had led to nationwide backlash against him, and a mandate to win a championship this season. It's also what made Curry's crazed celebration after the basket so telling. "They're going keep to coming, man", Curry said. "It was a momentum swing".
One would hope Busch - a veteran of more than 10 years in the Cup series - would have matured beyond that behavior, but I personally have no problem with it. Eventually, however, Dillon succumbed to stronger cars, and his race ended in a 10-car pileup on the backstretch on the first lap of overtime. Johnson and his crew chief, Chad Knaus are in their prime of their career making Pearson's mark attainable but becoming the all-time victor is out of reach as Richard Petty leads all drivers with ...
Butler, meanwhile, sailed into the sixth inning with a 3-0 lead before giving up two doubles and a run. The Chicago Cubs were expected to turn their season around. Chicago Cubs centerfielder Ian Happ is not in the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday night against the Miami Marlins . It was the 10th home run at Wrigley Field for Bryant this season and only Aaron Judge has more at home this season.
It felt like the wine and gold were constantly trying to close a 10-point gap. The Warriors overcame 20 turnovers, 13 of which came in the first half, by outrebounding the Cavs 53-41 and outshooting them 51.7 percent to 45 percent. The problem the Cavs face was underlined by the fact that James had a triple-double with 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds , they outscored the Warriors by 20 points in the paint and they forced 20 turnovers that led to 23 points - and still got blown ...
Speaking to a media scrum in the Cavs locker room after the game, which the Warriors won 132-113 to put the Cavs in an 0-2 hole and virtual must-win situation, an unidentified reporter asked what could go down as the dumbest question of his career.
Mumbai won their record third IPL title and Parthiv believes it was the unity and humility that helped them win. "I feel that is the most critical part of winning a tournament", he said. For Mahendra Singh Dhoni , it was yet another final that ended in a defeat - fifth in seven summit clashes. Rohit Sharma said Bumrah had all the credentials to be a top bowler in limited overs.