They set a great tone. "We get a chance to go home now to our home crowd where we play well, also". Sunday night, he felt there was a good flow to the Cavaliers' offense and sees that improving even more headed into Game 3. The Cavaliers see it as must-win game as well. Now with the first ever 16-0 playoff run in reach, the only question on the topic is how and why that became the case.
Winning the championship is the only history on their minds as Game 3 Wednesday nears. "If you make a mistake - like I said, we had a turnover, it came from me, and then we had a miscue and the floods opened again". He's averaging a triple-double of 28.5 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. Yet he's a minus-33. But the most important new member, the team's new superstar, Durant, can identify with what the Warriors went through.
To be fair it was raining reasonably hard when we did come off. Clouds hover over The Oval during the clash between Australia and Bangladesh . England will finish group winners whatever the outcome of their final match against Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday - when a win over their Ashes rivals, for the second time in successive editions of this tournament, is very likely to eliminate their oldest adversaries.
The nine-time French Open champion had a commanding 6-2, 2-0 lead when Carreno Busta stopped. Carreno Busta - playing his maiden grand slam quarter-final - continued to struggle and was 2-0 down in the second set when he made a decision to call it a day.
After an unconvincing tour-opening win over the Provincial Barbarians, the Lions were beaten three tries to one by the Blues , who are in last place in the New Zealand Super Rugby conference. Winger Rieko Ioane and centre Williams also scored first half tries for the Blues , while starting flyhalf Stephen Perofeta added a conversion. Perofeta was handed his first start for the Blues but apart from the pass to Ioane, he struggled to control the match.
These are scenes when the crowd went ballistic after Virat Kohli got to his 50. "We didn't take opportunities and they made us pay for it", Arthur said . IPL is different and worldwide runs are different against a quality bowling attack. Pandya had a good outing with the ball too, taking 2 for 43 in eight nippy overs, snuffing out the last bit of Pakistan's resistance with the wickets of Sarfraz Ahmed , the captain, and Wasim.
Smith finally has a decent game, Deron Williams...some of those fringe guys, they get boosts from their home crow". Bombo Radio chief of anchor Ronald Barbarona, meanwhile, believes that the defending champion Cavs will bounce back in Game 3 just like past year.
After being bageled just one time in his Grand Slam career before this tournament, it was the second time in this French Open Nishikori dropped a set 6-0. "I've come a long way the last 10 days or so". "It's never easy, and I think this week he's been playing well, I've been watching some matches". Nishikori, a beaten quarter-finalist in Paris in 2015, has now made the last eight of a Slam for a seventh time , a record for a Japanese man.
The Gunners finished 5th last season, the first time in 20 years they'd finish outside the top four to miss a spot in the Champions League . " Of course we'll try to strengthen our squad to be stronger next season , but we want to be faithful to the way we want to play the game".
For those who still don't, can't or aren't willing to understand the fact that makes this a cool NASCAR story, well, Dillon said he knows they're out there. But when the clock struck midnight, the No. 78 turned into a pumpkin again. "You don't ever know where they're gonna be", Truex said. "I went up there and tried the middle and tried the top, and while you could go through there, you just couldn't make any speed like you could on the bottom".
Sharpshooter Kyle Korver is just 1 of 6 on 3s, backup point guard Deron Williams is scoreless in 33 minutes and Richard Jefferson, two weeks shy of his 37th birthday, is the only reserve contributing more than expected. The Cavs were average, at best, in terms of pace during the regular season, ranking 16th in the league. I am definitely getting too old for this, but I absolutely can not let an NBA Finals game with the Cavs in it go by without having a front-row seat in front of my ...
As a result, many analysts have formulated opinions on who could be the next Ohio State coach. After playing two seasons in the NBA, Jent served as interim head coach and an assistant coach for the Orlando Magic in 2004-05, and as an assistant coach/player development for the Philadelphia 76ers in 2003-04.
A family says they're angry over the way a soccer tournament treated their eight-year-old daughter's team. Her team played three games at the Springfield Soccer Club tournament Friday and Saturday and was scheduled to play in the semi-finals Sunday.
The Blues have also assembled a powerful squad with numerous stars of the Kangaroos team that thrashed the Kiwis 30-12 in the ANZAC Test, including former very bad boys Blake Ferguson and Josh Dugan, David Klemmer, Aaron Woods and new captain Boyd Cordner.
He shifted back and forth, making James change direction - "a little hesitation", Curry called it - so many times he looked like James was fresh off a merry-go-round. However, they haven't faced much resistance from the Cavs so far, winning their first two games by a combined margin of 41 points. This was big for Curry.
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier and former Vice President Gary Schultz will have to spend two months behind bars, while former athletic director Tim Curley will spend three months in jail. He was wrong. Four days after Sandusky's arrest on November 5, 2011, Spanier was sacked, along with legendary coach Joe Paterno . The officials denied that they were told at the time that the incident in the shower was overtly sexual.
And he's here for you". "I wanna take this moment to honor the people that were lost, that were taken", he said. To donate £5 to the We Love Manchester fund, text LOVE to 70507. "It's not easy to always choose love, is it, especially in moments like these, right?" "All we feel here tonight is love, resilience, positivity", Williams said.
We want to go on with the Champions League next year. With 16 goals in 36 games last season, he was a key part of the team's Premier League title this spring. I think I can stay at Chelsea for many years. "I am feeling very well at Chelsea ". On the subject of being offered a new deal by Chelsea , he continued: "They haven't offered me anything yet, but it could happen".
He's just 1 of 6 from the field, and for some unusual reason, one of the game's most confident shooters has been hesitant to let his jumper fly. This series is more reminiscent of those epic Celtics-Lakers clashes of the Eighties, when the league's top rivals engaged each other in high-scoring, uptempo contests.
Before they won their first National Basketball Association title in 40 years in 2015, the Warriors dropped Game 3 of the second round to Memphis and Game 3 of the Finals to Cleveland . They're not being aggressive enough, they're shooting poorly (33 percent) and they're not doing their job on the defensive end. Indeed, the only similarity is both Warriors teams entered Game 3 on the road with a 2-0 series lead.
However, one of the main factors which helped India win the match on Sunday against Pakistan was good team strategy. It was a fascinating game of cricket and the Pakistan side never looked like winning a game against India at the competitive level.
Real Madrid celebrated their record 12th European Cup with thousands of fans on Sunday, after returning to the Spanish capital after beating Juventus 4-1 in the Champions League final in Cardiff , Wales. Ronaldo was handed the Man of the Match award by his former manager Alex Ferguson, a reminder of his early years as a devastatingly quick winger at Manchester United , with whom he won his first Champions League final , and of course scored.
Coming to a tough environment, we knew it was going to be tough, but they won the first two games. "I don't want to get into what we need to do better right now", James said. While he never keeps players around long enough to see them reach their potential, at least he gives fans a reason to look to the future. It's an unconscious element.
He is the only Red to ever achieve this. He became the first Reds player to hit four dingers in a game, tying the single-game Major League Baseball record for home runs. The Rangers pieced together strong showings from their first two relievers after spot starter Dillon Gee couldn't get out of the fourth inning. "Even three home runs would be too insane for me".
The Warriors are proving to be a much better up-tempo team than the Cavs. Both Durant and Thompson said they noticed the mental effect their lightning-quick scoring bursts have on opponents. "It will be hard to take down the Warriors but never underestimate the heart of the King James", Barbarona said, adding that the home court advantage will also be an edge for the Cavs.
They are two wins away from winning their second championship in three years and if they sweep the Cavs, they will become the first team in National Basketball Association history to go 16-0 in the playoffs. 21 of 28 (55.2%) FG and 33% (3 of 9) on 3-pointers. You could argue Steph Curry , Kevin Durant and the rest of the Warriors have yet to be tested this postseason.
LeBron James said even though they lost, the Cavs were much more physical on Sunday than they were in Game 1. Through Games 1 and 2, Smith has totaled three points, zero assists and two rebounds in a combined 42 minutes. It's just a matter of us going out there and doing it and believing in one another instead of listening to somebody else". "She told me every time I touch it, shoot it".
The Lions started sharply, going through a long series of phases with Jack Nowell and CJ Stander showing well but they were undone at the breakdown. The hosts were nearly in minutes later as the Ioanes combined with Rieko skinning Nowell and finding Akira but his off-load just couldn't stick as Duffie tried to collect with the line at his mercy.
In early March, two Taliban attacks on a police station and an intelligence services office in Kabul left 29 dead and 122 wounded, many of them civilians . "We're united in shock and sadness, but also in determination", German Chancellor Angela Merkel said hours after the explosion. Windows were shattered in shops, restaurants and other buildings up to a kilometer from the blast site.
However, one of the main factors which helped India win the match on Sunday against Pakistan was good team strategy. Ali continued to battle on, top scoring for Pakistan with a steady 50 runs off 65 balls before being dismissed. After a stable but steady start provided by the opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma , India failed to press the accelerator in part because of disruptions caused by the frequent rain at Edgbaston.
Dortmund made their move for Bosz after the reported rejection of overtures to French club Nice for Lucien Favre. A subscriber to Johan Cruyff's philosophy of play, he transformed the young side into a dynamic team of players who push forward quickly and are just as aggressive in defense.
The final day proved to be a torrid one for Summerhays, whose overnight three-shot lead vanished when he scrapped his way to a double-bogey six at the third and then bogeyed the next. It took me nearly ten years to get out here. "I hope this is the start of some big things for me this year going forward". I've had two months of playing really good golf and not getting any results.
After avoiding a TV debate with other leaders earlier this week, the Conservative prime minister joined her main opponent, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn , in taking questions in front of a studio audience - but consecutively, rather than side by side.
The Pittsburgh Penguins exploded for three goals in the opening 3:28 of the third period to down the Nashville Predators 4-1 in Game 2 to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final . "I think it serves a objective, I don't know if it tells the whole story, but if you see or evaluate things a certain way, sometimes it can confirm or deny what happened out there".
Djokovic enlisted Andre Agassi for coaching help during Week 1 of the French Open , but Agassi had some prior commitments and so was gone by the time Djokovic faced Thiem. No. 8 Kei Nishikori , and 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka vs. Nadal advanced when his opponent, Pablo Carreno Busta , stopped in the second set because of an injured abdominal muscle.
Andy Murray had what appeared to be a hard third round encounter with Juan Martin del Potro but the Scotsman delivered on the big stage. HawkEye - used by TV companies but not the tournament - showed that the officials were right, and Del Potro's angst surely mostly stemmed from the knowledge that with that set went his chances.
The eight-time Grand Slam victor sat impassively through Djokovic's 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Marcel Granollers , a performance the second seed later described as a bit "rusty". "He's waiting for me for a serious talk", joked the 30-year-old after seeing off Granollers for the fourth time . Rafael Nadal took the first step toward an unprecedented 10th French Open title with a comfortable win over Frenchman Benoit Paire .
Predators rookie Frederick Gaudreau , the Predator who doesn't even have a stall in Nashville's dressing room, netted his second game-winning goal in as many games. In one fell swoop, Fisher turned his blade to the backhand and swatted the dribbling puck over the outstretched sticks of Justin Schultz and Patric Hornqvist to hit a fleeting Arvidsson in stride.
But Ole Miss' formal response to the second NOA-which was released early Tuesday afternoon-makes it clear that the school has no intentions of parting ways with its head coach while also outlining how it intends to challenge a series of charges that threatens to cripple its football program.
The Cavaliers won Game 3 of the Finals in Cleveland the last two years against Golden State, but that doesn't mean anything now. While LeBron has been pulling his weight and doing everything humanly possibly except ordering Nancy Kerrigan clubbings on the Warriors , the same can't be said for his supporting cast that desperately needed to play above their weight if the Cavs were going to have a chance in this series.
The young Portuguese midfielder will wear the number 20 shirt. Silva made 58 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring 11 goals and assisting 12 as Monaco clinched the Ligue 1 title in some style. He's one of the hottest properties in Europe right now and was a target for Manchester United and Real Madrid before City swooped. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager signed a six-year deal when he joined the blue side of Manchester and he was always going to ...
Alex Hales and Joe Root made up for the loss of Roy with an 81-run partnership, during which Hales brought up his half-century. Liam Plunkett took four for 55, with his fellow paceman Jake Ball named man-of-the-match after striking early to dismiss Luke Ronchi for a duck on his way to fine figures of two for 31 in eight overs.
As the series shifts to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4 with the Cavaliers trailing 2-0, the question is if there is anything LeBron and Co. can do to slow down the perfectly oiled Warriors machine that came so close to winning the National Basketball Association championship a year ago, added Kevin Durant in the off-season and now seems almost unbeatable.
Nashville took the lead once again early in the second period , and Viktor Arvidsson scored a breakaway goal to give the hosts a two-goal cushion at 3-1. Gaudreau scored what proved to be the game victor early in the second period but his wraparound goal was only awarded after a random horn sounded 35 seconds later to stop play and initiate a video review.
England's biggest rivals for the title are likely to be defending champions India . South Africa and England are the perennial underachievers in one-day global cricket , mixing high hopes with high-profile failures in the big tournaments.
And it's part of what has them two games away from a title. It's goofy as heck, and in a roundabout way it makes them more likable. Normally, Durant is as eager as any Warrior to start a fast break from a defensive stop, but after contemptuously turning back one of the NBA's preeminent low-post scorers ( learning from his teammate, it seems ) and emphatically corralling the loose ball, Durant took a moment to soak in the moment and bark something at his opponent that I can only assume was ...
Ramos-Vinolas immediately broke the Djokovic serve and might have led 3-0, but Djokovic pulled back to 2-2 before trailing again. In both matches, he suffered 6-0 "bagels". local time (5 a.m. ET, 0900 GMT). No rain is expected on Wednesday although the wind could be a factor. No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta , and No. 2 Djokovic vs.
Golden State's star point guard Stephen Curry echoed his teammate's sentiment, noting the Warriors' struggles at Quicken Loans Arena in the NBA Finals . The Cavaliers, on the other hand, have been held to 90.7 on the same scale offensively with a net rating of -44.9 . They're not being aggressive enough, they're shooting poorly (33 percent) and they're not doing their job on the defensive end.
Given that they will be participating in the Champions League next season (should they negotiate their way past the play-off round), Liverpool will certainly need a strong squad to be capable of challenging in several competitions. The Telegraph report Liverpool are ready to eclipse the Salah deal by committing to an even bigger transfer this summer. Southampton have asked the Premier League to investigate an alleged illegal approach from Liverpool for Virgil van Dijk, Sky sources ...
Now, we've got to go home and regroup". "Like I said, we had a turnover, it came from me, and then we had a miscue and the floods opened again". How do the Cavs stem the tide? Game 3 is in Cleveland on Wednesday night. Cavs guard Kyrie Irving , who had 19 points in game two, needs one of his best games to help counteract the Warriors' production. His personal record against James before becoming a Warrior was 4-17, including the 2012 Finals, in which James and the Miami Heat ...