They played a hell of a game and they took it to us and we weren't able to stop the runs that they made. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert actually claimed James quit that entire series, not just Game 5. Boston's 10-point lead when James left with four fouls. James finished with a mere 11 points on 4-for-13 shooting for a rare night, with many people feeling the superstar player simply "disengaged" from the game.
I think the Cavs would have a legitimate chance of winning a Game 1 in Oracle Arena, but the odds would certainly not be in their favor. And then, a few unusual things happened. Boston was getting great mileage out of Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley , who were valuing every single possession. "He put the team on his back", said Tristan Thompson , regarding Irving's play.
Kevin Fiala was another. Johansen reacted angrily to Kesler's defensive persistence after Game 2, complaining about the Selke Trophy candidate's physical play. "Whether that's traffic in front, or stopping right in front of him when he makes a save, we try and play hard, but we try and play fair, too". Nashville already won Game 1 of this series at Honda Center after winning three times in Anaheim during the first round last spring.
The Supreme Court in Spain has upheld a 21-month prison sentence for Argentine football star Lionel Messi and his father in the appeal of their tax fraud case. Messi has already returned the amount defrauded before the trial. Messi's father said he was told by a legal adviser that the practice was legal.
Defenseman Josh Manson even checked Rinne against the boards behind the net late in the second period. He chose those last words carefully - "we made it for Game 4" - because things can change. Just sticking with it, not getting frustrated and continuing to get pucks to the net. Craig Anderson stopped 32 shots in the Senators' net. You certainly take that for what it's worth, and you move on because Game 4 is not going to be that.
The defensive-minded Senators outshot the Penguins 35-28. The Penguins had every reason to be confident. There was a popular narrative for the Pittsburgh Penguins at the end of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final on Saturday - they didn't show up.
Scott Dixon likely was on cloud nine Sunday after he secured pole for the Indianapolis 500 , but that high didn't last long. There's so much emphasis on trying to, engineers spend endless hours through the winter to specifically try to get the pole here in Indianapolis .
Fernando Alonso has proved he has the "pure speed" to claim a sensational Indianapolis 500 victory this weekend, according to Zak Brown. Dixon, by the way, won the pole using a white-knuckle setup from engineer Chris Simmons. Alonso has started the debate and will have piqued the interest of a number of IndyCar drivers . Ed Carpenter was the highest-qualifying Chevy driver at second, and teammate JR Hildebrand was sixth.
Wenger also expressed the club's solidarity with the people of Manchester. "Will this be my last match at Arsenal? ". 'He's 28, 29 soon so he knows the clock is ticking and I'm sure he wants to be successful with Arsenal '. We had a scare about his cruciate but it's medial. Per Mertesacker will fill one of the gaps despite limited game time himself following injury. A review of security is underway at Wembley ahead of Saturday's final between the Gunners and Chelsea following ...
The outcome of the draw at the Kyoto State Guest House replicates the last World Cup when they were paired in the "pool of death" with Australia and Wales , resulting in the hosts' demise at the earliest possible stage. "I need to pray really hard", joked Jones. Townsend said: "The first reaction is one of excitement that we know which pool we'll be in". The Wallabies have beaten Wales in their last 12 tests but Cheika, who led his country to the final in England two years ...
Cech, who has won both European competitions with Chelsea, said it was "disappointing" to miss out on the Champions League but downplayed the significance. Injured on the eve of the season, the World Cup victor spent six months on the sidelines recovering from knee ligament surgery and then, once fit, had to bide his time in the stands while the likes of Laurent Koscielny , Shkodran Mustafi , Rob Holding, Gabriel and Nacho Monreal all usurped him in the centre-back pecking order.
Cleveland now leads the best-of-seven series 3-1, with a chance to eliminate the Celtics in Boston on Thursday and advance to the NBA Finals where a well-rested Golden State team will be awaiting them. It was appropriate, then, that Irving scored the last bucket of the game, a stylish layup after he faked a Rondo-style wraparound pass. Bradley was the Celtics' high scorer with just 19 points.
RF Lonnie Chisenhall clubbed his sixth home run of the season, a solo shot to center field in the fourth inning on Saturday against the Astros. "They're unsafe. It's not always going to be that way. The Indians took all three games and are 5-1 against Houston this season. With one out in the sixth, Chisenhall added to the display with his fifth homer of the season, upping the Cleveland lead to 4-2.
It is not a problem. Former world champion Button moved into an ambassadorial role at McLaren after last season, with Stoffel Vandoorne partnering Fernando Alonso for the 2017 campaign. "It's a great race to come back for, it was my home for 17 years, I've won in Monaco , I've had some great races in Monaco and it's a circuit where the auto should work really well", said the 2009 world champion.
James, Irving and Kevin Love combined for 93 points, the most points the Cavs' three All-Stars have combined to score in a playoff game in their three years together. He said the absence of Thomas, who will miss the rest of the playoffs with a hip injury , may have helped inspire the team. "I said that before the series even started about Brad Stevens' ATOs", James said.
Irving went from an All-Star on a bad team (MVP of the 2014 game) to the second option on a championship contender. From there, any performance below the incredible standard he set was deemed a failure, and that tipping point came in 2010, when, in what turned out to be LeBron's final home game in Cleveland before leaving for Miami, the Cavs lost Game 5 at home to the Celtics by a score of 120-88.
Sanchez picked up an injury on Saturday and Wenger was pessimistic about his chances of playing this evening. ALEXIS SANCHEZ struck twice last night as frustrating Arsenal made hard work of beating relegated Sunderland . If Arsenal beat Everton on Sunday but Liverpool beat Middlesbrough then Arsenal will finish fifth with 75 points, and Wenger said that his team could take pride in that despite the disappointment that Europa League football would represent.
Wenger is in his 21st year at Arsenal . The result was impressive but the Gunners' poor form throughout the season meant that it was the first time Arsene Wenger had failed to guide his side to a Top 4 finish. It has emerged, more recently, that the chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, wants to make various structural tweaks, including to scouting and coaching.
She said: "It is now concluded on the basis of today's investigations that the threat level should be increased for the time being from severe to critical". Attacks in cities including Paris, Nice, Brussels, St Petersburg, Berlin and London have shocked Europeans already anxious over security challenges from mass immigration and pockets of domestic Islamic radicalism.
The right-hander spoke in length about the importance of team performances, death bowling and India captaincy (in T20s) aspirations. In the end Harbhajan has done that and we had to tweak our bowling attack, and make Bumrah bowling at the back end and start to use Malinga bowling in the middle overs.
The Ducks are slight series favourites on Sports Interaction NHL odds . The Western Conference Finals of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs will feature a rematch of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Mike Trout and Garrett Richards crossed Katella Avenue from Angel Stadium to watch the game. He now ranks third overall in the entire league for postseason points with 15 .
Written and directed by James Erskine , the film is slated to hit the screens on 26th of the month. The movie which is a biographical drama captures Tendulkar's personal journey from being a young boy to a cricketing icon. The trailer and its first song have already in demand over social media. The legendary cricketer also hosted a special screening of the film for armed forces personnel and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi who extended his wishes to the cricketer.
It is the pinnacle of club football and is the competition that every player from across the world wants to, not only play in, but also win. We had four more points than previous year, so we improved in terms of our points total. "We lost two centre-backs and that's a big blow", Wenger said. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have congratulated Chelsea star Victor Moses on winning the 2017 Premier League title.
Cleveland still lead the Eastern Conference finals 2-1 and are expected to win the best-of-seven series, especially against a Celtics team who are without their best player, Isaiah Thomas . LeBron only scored three points in the second half of the game. The main difference between Game 2 and Game 3 was Boston's willingness to compete.
UFC confirmed the initial reports from ESPN , as well as news that Dillashaw, a former bantamweight champion, will move down to 125 to challenge flyweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson in August at a card that has yet to be announced. "That puts him into July", UFC President Dana White told The Times Tuesday in a text message. "He told me Cody had one more day of injections [in Germany] and then we'd find out what was going on".
Kyrie Irving scored 40 points and LeBron James added 34 after sitting out much of the second quarter with four fouls . Certainly, Boston's defense had a role in James' struggles. "We just have to come out and play". He also rolled an ankle on a drive and bucket with 1:47 left in the third but was able to stay in the game. And while there are some who are quick to put Sunday's loss on James, not surprisingly his coach sees things differently.
Tom Pelissero was the first to report on the significant changes to celebrations (official National Football League announcement). SAINTS: Two players of the 2009 Super Bowl championship squad, linebacker Jonathan Vilma and guard Carl Nicks, will be the next inductees into the team's Hall of Fame.
Because of them, the Cavs came from 16 points behind to defeat the Boston Celtics , 112-99, and take a 3-1 lead in what has become a very competitive series. As good as they are and they are tremendous, that might have been the best game Ive ever seen a team play against us, he said. However, Stevens liked his team's energy leading up to tipoff and felt confident they would play hard.
The fans were busy chanting " Stan Kroenke , get out of our club", during the game, the players were a little sheepish as they applauded the fans on their lap pf appreciation and Wenger looked like a man who had aged 10 years in a few months.
Leonard or no Leonard, Popovich insisted the series is over if his team doesn't get an attitude adjustment. "It's getting better, just got to keep waiting day to day", Leonard said , when asked how his injured ankle was feeling. Accordingly, the national media nearly unanimously predicted the Golden State Warriors would prevail in the best of 7 series of the NBA Western Conference Finals.
Asked for the keys to Game 4, he simply said "win" and walked away. We got heart. This team got heart. A lot of these guys have been overlooked and this is their first opportunity to really play a meaningful role. There were 37 players who took at least 100 shots on post-ups this season, and * a href="http://stats. nba .com/players/post-up/#!?sort=aFG&dir=1&Season=2016-17&SeasonType=Regular%20Season&PerMode=Totals&CF=FGA*GE*100" target="stats" *only five of them had an effective field-goal ...
A US official confirmed the identity Tuesday to The Associated Press. "However, the public may experience increased security in and around public places and events as officials take additional precautions", the statement said . Police said the explosion is being judged a terrorist attack unless new information proves otherwise. The Islamic State group claimed the attack through its propaganda wing, Amaq, saying it had scored a "great victory" against the "crusaders" of Britain.
Undoubtedly, James is going to come out like a house on fire in game four. But the greatest player in the world is allowed a stinker every couple of years, and boy did he have one Sunday in Boston's shocking 111-108 victory at Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals - just when all the eulogies were being written for the Celtics .
McGirt's 67 included a pair of eagles on the back nine. It was the second of his PGA career and it followed a second-round ace at the intimidating hole at last year's Players Championship by Willy Wilcox , which was the first since Miguel Angel Jimenez in 2002 (per ESPN ).
They finished the season one place above the relegation zone and having made a decision to part company with Walter Mazzarri , their eighth manager since the Pozzo family took over in June 2012. City's top scorer turned provider in the 58th minute, with Jesus controlling a bouncing ball, shrugging off Tom Cleverley and lifting a finish beyond Gomes and Eleftheriou's attempts to clear on the goalline.
Last season, his team even let the Raptors come all the way back and make it a 2-2 series against the Cavs before he buried them. "But like I said (following Game 3), I'm not going to be critical of the best player in the world". "The way we play the game and move the ball". "We had opportunities", James said. James was eager to break down film of the game on Monday, but he was able to recall much of what Boston did right.
Asked if Wigglesworth can become a great Test player of the future, Jones continued: "Well he's got the ability to be a contributor to the England side at the moment, and that's what I'm looking at". Wigglesworth has not featured for England since Rugby World Cup 2015, and Jones remained coy on his long-term worldwide future despite now drafting in the 33-year-old.
Many will expect the injury-plagued hitman to be shipped out this summer if a buyer can be found but the player himself sounds like he wants to stay where he is. It's a young squad if you look at it, which is another positive - although maybe not for me because it makes me feel a lot older. But Barton wasn't in the side, as he was still at Rangers: "I played against them a couple of weeks ago and it is arguably the worst Liverpool side I have played against at Anfield ", he said on BT ...
But they should not question it, I am professional, as long as I am somewhere I do my job until the last day. Arsene Wenger has suggested that Arsenal are only "one or two" signings away from challenging for top honours. It sealed a fourth-place finish for Liverpool and a place in the qualifying stages of next season's UEFA Champions League . Attracting said quality will be hard without the lure of Champions League football, but Arsenal need to do something in order to ensure ...
Despite Chelsea's success over the last 15 seasons, a Blue manager had not yet received the award from the LMA. "It's fantastic to read all the names that won this trophy and to stay with these managers is a great achievement for me".
He capped his blistering 19-point outburst with a 3 in the final second of the quarter and celebrated at mid-court by pretending to put two pistols back in his holster. "No message", Lue said. "We lost; it happens". As far as the incident with the fan, we can only assume it was because the guy heckled the Cavaliers superstar, so he played his "I'm LeBron James , Superstar" card and had the fan dismissed from Quicken Loans Arena.
And I have many", Sharapova wrote. Sharapova had stunned the tennis world when she announced past year that she had tested positive for heart drug meldonium at the Australian Open after failing to realise it had been added to WADA's list of banned substances.
Manchester United players arrived in Stockholm on Tuesday, hoping to crown their sometimes-good-but-most-of-the-time-underwhelming season with a European trophy, and crucially a place in the Champions League next season. The events were sickening and all our thoughts at the moment are with the victims and the families affected by it". "All this together means that the threat surrounding the event, when it comes to public order, is quite big and for that reason, we've taken several ...
James shot 2-of-18 against Boston in 2008, and similarly disappeared against those same Celtics in Game 5 in 2010. If this is your first time viewing our MVP tally here's how the voting and our prediction works. He also averaged 26.4 points per game. "Since we all came together and this team has been formed, we wanted to compete for a championship". Fair enough, but efficiency plays a big part in the success of the teams.
Game 7 will take place Thursday night in Pittsburgh. The decision to dress seven defensemen stems from captain Erik Karlsson's injuries . But the Senators "flushed" the tapes and moved on confidently. "This is the time of the year where you've got to put them, but the chances were there". "It doesn't matter, they're not going to change their minds", Sullivan said.
Once he has the ball in the box, he's risky. That support always helps, we know that, and it's important for us to play well in order to deserve any plaudits we get - that is certainly our intention. "We worked hard, and we have another clean sheet". Asked about Arsenal finding their form at the right time , the Germany global replied: "Well I wish we found that before".
The Blues are now celebrating winning the Premier League title in the Italian manager's first campaign in England. The 36-year-old former England captain appeared for the Blues for the 717th time, starting in the Premier League for the sixth time this season.
Inside Zaheer and Sagarika's engagement ceremony. Sana Khan donned a shimmery silver couture for the ceremony, on the other hand, Anant Ambani choose to go semi-casual in a green coat and denims. Sachin Tendulkar and Anjali Tendulkar joined the couple in their celebrations. The party was a casual affair and not an elaborate great Indian Engagement.
Police on Tuesday named a young man - reportedly British-born of Libyan descent - as the suspect behind a suicide bombing that ripped into young fans at a concert in Manchester killing 22 including an eight-year-old girl. "She seemed like she just wanted to get home and be with her loved ones". People tumbled over guardrails and one another clawing toward an escape. Also killed was 8-year-old Saffie Roussos, who a teacher called "simply a handsome little girl in every aspect of the word" ...
Having finished outside the top four in England and lost striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to a serious knee injury, United are now depending on victory at the Friends Arena in Stockholm to get them into next season's Champions League. But it is claimed that two things must happen in order for Manchester United to be able to sign Griezmann. "It makes sense to say it", Mourinho said, when this point of view was put to him, "but I don't feel like that".