I remember watching Durant with Oklahoma City in the Western Conference finals last season. But if you've watched this series closely, the idea has emerged that no matter what the Cavaliers do, it won't be enough, even with LeBron James generating triple-doubles, as he did in Game 2.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson raises his bat after reaching his century at Edgbaston. It was a total the Australian captain put down to an errant start from his seamers and one that could have been worse were it not for Josh Hazelwood's career-best six for 52 - a haul that owed much to his opponents swinging late on.
It's a fact that I'm not playing close to my best. "Nothing was going my way and everything was going his way", added Djokovic . "It is a big challenge and I'm up for it". "I think that the relationship is not very good", said 27-year-old. World No. 47 Ostapenko advanced to her first career Grand Slam quarterfinal with a win over 2010 French Open finalist Stosur.
Finding it increasingly tough to manage the crowd, Muguruza nearly broke down, eventually losing the deciding set 3-6 - a fact that also meant no former French Open champion would be in the quarter-finals at the Grand Slam. Through the match, I was getting more and more.. "But until I know what it is, I can't really say anything". It is hard to forget that just a year ago, Garbine Muguruza came into the French Open decidedly undercooked.
OTTAWA-Before Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final, a handful of Pittsburgh Penguins were playing soccer: Bryan Rust, Nick Bonino , Evgeni Malkin , Sidney Crosby . The Senators played a strong period and they held on to win Game 6, 2-1. In Games 3 and 4 in Ottawa the scoring picked up with the Sens notching a 5-1 win in Game 3 before the Pens answered with a 3-2 win resulting in a 1-0-1 O/U.
Segura has played second base and shortstop in his career and is now locked up with the majority of Seattle's core players. It is also believed to contain a no-trade clause. Before suffering a high ankle sprain that forced him to the 10-day disabled list on June 3, Segura was hitting.341, tied for the best batting average in the American League with an.852 on-base plus slugging percentage, 10 doubles, four homers and 20 RBI and seven stolen bases in 43 games.
The out-of-nowhere Ostapenko's next opponent is 30th-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland, who eliminated 13th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-4, 6-4. She didn't panic when the experienced Dane took the first set after coping with the blustery conditions much better than Ostapenko, whose flat groundstrokes have little margin for error .
Gennett is the seventh player to hit homers in four consecutive at-bats during a game, joining American Leaguers Carlos Delgado, Mike Cameron, Rocky Colavito and Lou Gehrig along with National Leaguers Mike Schmidt and Robert Lowe from 1894.
The Boston Celtics featured Larry Bird, Robert Parish, Kevin McHale and others in their championship run in 1984 when they beat the Lakers in the Finals . The Warriors, meanwhile, finished fourth and second, respectively. Doing the same in 2017 will likely prove to be more hard, now that the Warriors have Kevin Durant .
The Portuguese star continues beating records and with the two goals he scored in the final , he has beaten Lionel Messi as the Champions League top scorer in this edition with 12 goals. He scored six goals in his last nine games and kept on impressive in all the cameos he got for Real Madrid but despite that Gareth Bale , Alvaro Morata and Marco Asensio got the nod ahead of him on the Real Bench.
Golden State G Klay Thompson played in his 78th career playoff game, breaking a tie with SG Jeff Mullins for the most in Warriors franchise history. "I was just kind of like a chicken with my head cut off, just running circles". "That's our game", said Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, who shot down speculation Iman Shumpert would start for Smith in a lineup change.
Game 5 will take place in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan watches along with his players during the final minutes of the third period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Nashville Predators Monday, June 5, 2017 , in N.
Finding it increasingly tough to manage the crowd, Muguruza nearly broke down, eventually losing the deciding set 3-6 - a fact that also meant no former French Open champion would be in the quarter-finals at the Grand Slam. 24-year-old Mladenovic was clearly excited following her win over the reigning champion and thanked the crowd at Roland Garros for cheering her on to glory.
Loehmann's partner when Rice was shot, officer Frank Garmback , will be suspended for 10 days starting Wednesday for a tactical offense related to the time of the shooting . The officers were not told that the gun the child was wielding was suspected to be a replica. More than two years after the incident, in January, the Cleveland Police Department announced that they had conducted an additional inquiry into the shooting due to which a third officer named William Cunningham would ...
President Donald Trump and making friendly statements about Iran . The US said it will seek to defuse a growing rift between its energy-rich Gulf allies after Saudi Arabia led a drive to isolate Qatar by cutting off air and sea transport and closing the tiny nation's only land border.
Back during the 2011 National Basketball Association lockout, LeBron James and Kevin Durant were working out together in Akron when, in their spare time, the National Basketball Association stars allegedly recorded a hip-hop track together.
He is scheduled to meet with the Lakers on Tuesday and will work out for their leadership. In his freshman and only season for the University of Washington , Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.2 blocks per game.
Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, stops a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14) during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday, June 5, 2017, in Nashvill.
Game 1 of the finals was played in Pittsburgh, but Paradise Park on Broadway was the place to be in Nashville . Forget trying to figure out the best matchups, or the value of puck possession or which goalie is going to be best on which night or whether a road team might actually win a game and so on and so on.
The 23-year-old has spent his entire career so far in Portuguese football and will need to adjust to a new style, but he was pleased to be joining compatriots Alves and Dalcio at the club as well as manager Caixinha. "Fabio is 23 so having an experienced player around like Bruno Alves is good, he is a player whose one main characteristic is leadership so Fabio will feel comfortable and grow and learn from him".
Norris lasted five innings last start, allowing three earned runs and a no-decision in a 10-7 win over the Royals on Monday. Daniel Norris issued three walks in the third inning. Getting to Meyer early is the key to success for the Tigers in game two. Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler returned to the lineup in last night's loss to the Angels .
The added stipulations, which have reportedly left Rafa Benitez and the Toon hierarchy stunned, could curb any agreement being reached between the two parties, particularly the much larger than usual sell-on fee - as the recompense can simply be avoided.
The stand outs being - 143 in 2004 at Colombo, Sri Lanka in an Asia Cup game and a majestic 128, where he literally "cut" his way through the Indian bowling attack to dismantle them in a Champions Trophy game in 2009 at Centurion. "We just recently beat New Zealand in Ireland", Mortaza told reporters at The Oval on Wednesday. "So whatever we do first against England, we need to start well and that's what we are focusing on".
Gennett snapped an 0-for-19 slump during the Reds' 4-2 win over the Cardinals on Monday. Consider that Gennett had just three home runs in 117 plate appearances this season before hitting the four. Chris Beck (1-0) escaped a bases-loaded jam in the sixth inning to get the victory in relief of Jose Quintana, who avoided becoming the first pitcher in the major leagues to lose eight games this season.
England can book their Champions Trophy semi-final berth early if they beat New Zealand in Cardiff - and Eoin Morgan is confident they have the firepower and self-belief to do so. "You feel that pressure, I suppose, knowing they're watching you to call you up for this game". The lousy English weather has hindered Australia's Champions Trophy hopes with their Group A clash against Bangladesh at The Oval abandoned.
It was his first goal in the Final since 2009, but it wasn't almost enough. Freddy Hockey got his second consecutive game victor on an odd wraparound goal that took quite a few minutes to figure out that the puck crossed the goal line. Or maybe the diving blocker stop on Guentzel just before the midway point, the one that preserved Nashvilles lead on the way to a 4-1 victory? - The Stanley Cup Final - Game Five - Thursday night @ 7pm from Pittsburgh, coverage on NBC .
When they left Pittsburgh last week, the Nashville Predators were in "nasty" 2-0 hole and their chances in the Stanley Cup final were looking grim. It wasn't until 35 seconds later that the horn sounded and the officials chose to review the play. When the replay showed that the puck had clearly crossed the goal line and the referee announce it was a "good goal", the arena reached a new level of noise.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP ) - Roman Josi downplays the production of the Nashville Predators' defensemen as simply the product of their system. Barkley says he's been watching hockey for years dating back to a team in Birmingham, Alabama, and Ron Hextall is his favorite NHL player of all-time after watching him in Philadelphia.
Two others, defensive back Drake Martinez and cornerback/wide receiver Kaleel Gaines, also transferred out. The Lansing State Journal attempted to get comment from Kings' and Vance's attorneys. "He maintains that, in fact, he IS innocent, and we intend to demonstrate that in the coming proceedings". "All four of them are facing a hard time", Truskowski said.
Victory saw England into the last four of a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide sides after an eight-wicket defeat of Bangladesh at the Oval last week, regardless of the result of their last Group A match against arch-rivals Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday.
Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka romped into the quarter-finals with straight-set wins as did Simona Halep . This marks Murray's seventh overall trip to the round of eight at Roland Garros . "It was windy, tough conditions". Murray himself feels that he has played better with every match. "It was important to move well and hit clean, and I did that today.It's fantastic how hard it is to go deep in a Grand Slam because you have to play the best guys round after round and it's not getting ...
On Sunday, newly signed Bills cornerback Shareece Wright took this commitment to levels previously unseen in the National Football League, hailing an Uber from Chicago to Buffalo in order to get to practice on time, according to his agent Tamerat Berhe .
Whether or not this series will see even five, much less six or seven games, heavily depends on the play of both teams over the next two games. "To me, it's a miracle that it's even a possibility, it's so hard to do". Much more concerning have been Smith, Thompson and the bench. "That's more than enough points to win most basketball games, unless you allow them to shoot 50 percent".
Today on the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast, Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch look at eight other teams who chased perfection into the NBA Finals . Green, though, had one more potentially historic debate to debunk and that was how satisfying a 16-0 run through the playoffs, something they are two consecutive wins from accomplishing and something no team in the history of the game has ever done, would be.
Colton Sissons scored a hat trick with his third goal the game-winner with 6:00 left, and goalie Pekka Rinne made 38 saves as the Predators beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-3 on Monday night in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. "And with these guys and the adversity we've been facing the last few days, wonderful response". The Swede had a point in every game of the conference final and rides a seven-game point streak into the Cup final.
It was a similar story in the third set with both players pummeling each other until Wawrinka broke Dolgopolov a second time to clinch victory and deny the world number 89 his first third round spot in Paris since 2011. It's not a source of concern'. Del Potro hopes to make the fourth round of a grand slam for the third time since 2013. "Andy is one of the favourites to win this tournament".
We get a chance to go home now to our home crowd where we play well also. Durant's scoring has taken pressure off Stephen Curry and allowed the Warriors to withstand Cleveland runs so well that they haven't trailed after the first quarter in either game.
Atletico, along with city rivals Real Madrid , were handed two-window transfer bans in January 2016 for multiple breaches of global football's rules on the registration of under-18s and both clubs failed in their appeals to FIFA last September.
Asked Sunday about Subban trying to get under his skin, Crosby agreed, saying "that's part of it". Crosby isn't in the mood to play if it doesn't involve his stick and a puck. The feud has become a bit of a "he said, she said" situation and today we have a development for you. What's clear is Subban is feeling good after limiting the Penguins captain to just one shot and delivering on his guarantee that his team would win Game 3.
They won the next four games to advance to the Finals - and were swept by the Spurs. "You guys asked me what was the difference, and I told you", LeBron James said. "Georgia is a very small country, compared to the USA, only 3.5 million people, but a lot of basketball", Pachulia, 33, told reporters on Tuesday in Cleveland .
French hopes Alize Cornet and Caroline Garcia set up a fourth-round clash before rain suspended play , winning 6-2, 6-1 over Agnieszka Radwa?ska and 6-4, 4-6, 9-7 over Hsieh Su-wei respectively. Most recently, Djokovic thumped Thiem 6-1, 6-0 in the semi-finals of the Rome Masters. Djokovic also became an 11-time quarter-finalist as he sauntered past Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (7/5), 6-1, 6-3.
The 14-time major victor has dropped just 20 games in four rounds so far, only one more than he lost at the same stage in 2012. "I think it's always about being conscious of what time of the day or night you go, where do you go, but, you know, it's very unpredictable".
In his TV commentary, John McEnroe described it as "Tank City." Djokovic was runner-up at the U.S. Open but lost in the third round at Wimbledon, the first round at the Rio Olympics and the second round at the Australian Open. "I'm sure that when we go to the U.K.to play, they will do a great job, too". "It's a fact that I'm not playing close to my best, and I know that".
Murray's 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Karen Khachanov yesterday was the performance of a man who has timed his surge to perfection. He told Eurosport: " Obviously, we played at the US Open and that was five sets, a match that got away from me a little bit, so I need to learn a bit from that ".
LeBron James has won a road game in an National Basketball Association record 29 consecutive playoff series and the Cleveland superstar must stretch that streak for the Cavaliers to defend their title. The Cavs began to turn things around last year after being outscored by 48 points in the first two losses in Oakland - seven more than this year. If you create this player and you can do everything you want to do, you are probably going to create Kevin Durant .
The Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves in the same place through two games in the NBA Finals they were at this point last season. The Cavaliers have tried to go to the well of what worked last Finals and got them a ring - dragging Stephen Curry into pick-and-rolls to force a switch, then go at him (and do the same thing with Zaza Pachulia ) - but the Warriors have been awesome at sniffing that out, recovering or pre-switching, plus they have had Draymond Green or Kevin Durant or ...
And Mourinho, in Monte Carlo to watch the Monaco Grand Prix, says from now on it is down to Woodward to make sure United have a squad capable of winning the Premier League next season. "But with three trophies in one season and [qualifying for] the Champions League , I am very happy in my most hard season as a manager". - The club that had qualified for a UEFA Champions League play-off spot via their domestic league competition (i.e.
He left Roland Garros a year ago having beaten Andy Murray in the final to complete a career Grand Slam and become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four major titles at the same time. "To beat him for the first time in the quarters of the French Open is a dream". Thiem drew first blood with the first break only to see Djokovic break back.
The post French Open 2017: Teenager shocks Wozniacki appeared first on The Nation Nigeria . Ostapenko has yet to win a tour-level title. Ostapenko's absolute aplomb on the big stage may stem from a childhood stint as a competitive ballroom dancer (her favorite is the samba).
Pakistan were outplayed in every department by an India side who were nowhere near their best. Kohli and Yuvraj stood out in an all-round batting effort, propelling India to 319 for three after rain halted proceedings twice. The batsmen will have to commit fully to strike-rotation and will have to play only a small number of dot balls . The man marked as Pakistan's most aggressive captain in years, Sarfraz Ahmed , appeared a shadow of himself as he seemed bereft of ideas and more ...