And the fashion that they were playing basketball was at such a high level. James, who went 13 of 18 from the floor, 4 of 7 from 3-point range, hit a 3-pointer with 2:41 left in the third quarter to pass Michael Jordan and become the NBA's all-time leading playoff scorer.
The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday night to set up a NBA Finals rematch with the Golden State Warriors . After the game, James told reporters that he was honored to pass Jordan , who was his childhood idol. Twitter congratulation posts poured in - including one from Magic Johnson.
In recent years though - especially the last 18 months - an even scarier and more real reflection of my stage of life has come with the passing of many of my teen idols. Allman composed the song while living with his friends Chuck and Marcia Boyd. "Broken heart. Gregg Allman I will miss you". I have no other words that can temper or lessen the pain that you must be feeling today.
Max Verstappen learned just how fickle fortune can be on Sunday when he crashed out on the opening lap of the Spanish Grand Prix . The German now has 104 points and Hamilton has 98. "I was surprised he was so close coming out of the pit lane, I did everything I could to stay in front, but he just flew past down the straight". "It was a shame, but it was a nice race".
And by the end of the season the Arsenal squad, as so often in the past, had been wrecked by injury. Antonio Conte is a machine when it comes to winning league titles. "Obviously it was a great performance", Welbeck told BBC Sport . "I just want to do well for the club". He deserves this. We changed the formation and had a lot of success.
The two split their two-game regular season series, but the rivalry dates back to 2015. Cleveland can score with Golden State but it might not be able to get stops at the same rate. So it makes it even more hard. Now that we've finally got what we were waiting for, it's tempting to recast this Finals as a best-of-69 series and root for one or the other to finally claim it, 35-34.
Arsenal and more importantly Arsene Wenger needs to win the FA Cup to end the season on a high after a disastrous campaign. He is reported to have been offered a two-year contract and while dissent against him has mounted this season, the stirring nature of his side's win will surely have won back some of his team's disgruntled fans.
Chris Kunitz on Thursday scored 5 minutes, 9 seconds into the second overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 win over Ottawa to book their spot in the Stanley Cup Finals against the Nashville Predators . The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators saved the best game of the NHL's Eastern Conference Final for last. Also, this is Nashville's first Stanley Cup game, so it's hard to really judge how these guys are going to handle the nerves and the pressure of the situation.
If he can reproduce his performances for Schalke and numbers like this for Arsenal next season, then he will surely go down as one of the best free transfers in Premier League history. Arsenal is a world brand today, respected all over the world. He is set to compete with Spaniard Nacho Monreal for the left-back spot at Arsenal next season, with the future of academy product Kieran Gibbs likely to now lie beyond Emirates Stadium.
Dixon, Franchitti, and Davies-Dixon were unharmed in the incident and have thus far not addressed the robbery in public. IndyCar regulations see engine power limited if the turbo boosts beyond the regulated 1.4 bar; it seems the turbo of Alonso's McLaren Honda Andretti did just that, costing him around 0.4mph on his average speed.
Wenger said a lack of Champions League involvement would not have any impact on the quality of players that Arsenal would be able to sign in the close season. Arsenal players want Alexis Sanchez to stay at the club next season, defender Laurent Koscielny has said, as speculation continues to swirl about the Chilean international's future.
And now it's up to the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins to somehow wrestle it back before it's too late. Predators lose Johansen • Nashville center Ryan Johansen will miss the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs after emergency surgery on a left thigh injury, leaving the Predators without their top postseason scorer heading into Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.
The way Arsenal tormented Chelsea's backline that day prompted Conte to make a season-defining tactical defensive switch, adjusting to three at the back in a move that proved to be the catalyst for its title challenge. The London-based club, which completed its season with a 5-1 victory over Sunderland on Sunday, was originally scheduled to hold its parade on Sunday, May 28.
As long as the Celtics win, they will live to see another day. We knew were this was going. He is listed as probable, but the injury did appear to affect his play during the second half of Game 4 . Instead of the Cavaliers sweeping the Celtics , the Celtics shocked everyone by coming back in game three to beat the Cavaliers . He did not play the fourth quarter.
Dale Earnhardt Jr . practices for the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway . KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 M&M's Caramel Toyota (Winner): "It's the All-Star Race for one and for two we've never won at Charlotte in a Cup vehicle so we've achieved that goal tonight.
After Saturday was filled with nothing but clear skies, Stearns brought a storm to Chicago on Sunday. Ben Zobrist and Anthony Rizzo also homered as the Cubs scored in every inning except the second. "I anticipate eventually Jonny is going to be back in the leadoff spot because that is where we need him". "I'll just try to figure out what it really is, if I'm trying too hard and tensing up too much and not relaxing, or if it's something more than that.
They've been the best team in our league for the last three years, and then they added an MVP. "I leave with a little bit of a bad taste in my mouth not playing as well here, and man you want to play well here", said an emotional Celtics coach Brad Stevens , who earned his first two playoff series wins this year.
Manchester United's Europa League triumph secured their return to the Champions League after a one-season absence. Paul Pogba , the world's most expensive footballer and a man who, less than a fortnight ago, lost his father to a long-term illness, gave United the lead with a 25-yard deflected strike.
In Game 4 on Tuesday night, all the pressure was suddenly thrust onto Irving after LeBron James picked up four fouls in the first half for the first time in his career and had sit for the final 6+ minutes of the 1st half. "He's a special talent", James said of Irving, who scored a playoff career-high 42 points in Wednesday's success. The 2015 NBA champions won a record 73 regular-season games, and Stephen Curry was the first player to unanimously win the NBA MVP Award.
Right now we've got what we wanted and expected, the trilogy between the Warriors and Cavaliers . The NBA and NHL finals were set Thursday night after the defending champions from both leagues advanced to the championship round. After going up 3-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals, Lue made some head scratching comments about the Celtics and the Warriors. An even bigger detail that comes out of the Game 3 Celtics win is that the Cavaliers' smudged playoff streak means that Golden ...
Congratulations to Mumbai Indians with their thrilling IPL 2017 win! Steven Smith and Ajiyankya Rahane played comfortably and it all looked that they are easing towards the target. "We wanted to score somewhere between 140 and 160 on this track because if we batted out coming in with 180 in mind, we might have bowled out for just 100".
Morgan will lead his side in the three-match one-day series against South Africa , starting at Headingley on Wednesday, but they are working towards a far greater prize. "We have a very good balance in the team". They dominated the bowling and manipulated us, probably 20-30 above par and we didn't bat well enough. Expect no 11th-hour tinkerings before the Champions Trophy , however, with England having fallen into that trap before.
Kevin Love also contributed with 17 points and 17 assists in the win. 41 points were Kyrie Irving's all time high in the National Basketball Association playoff, which he achieved when they faced the Golden State Warriors and it was the highest point ever scored by a teammate of Lebron James in a postseason game.
To win a series against the world's top-ranked ODI team will be a huge boost to England ahead of their Champions Trophy campaign, which begins against Bangladesh at The Oval next Thursday (1 June). Stokes subsequently hoisted both medium-pacer Andile Phehlukwayo and Morris high over deep midwicket for sixes. Morgan lived dangerously, but his fourth-wicket stand with Stokes was worth 95 by the time De Kock gathered a low catch off Rabada in the 33rd over.
But a win for Arsenal would set a record for the club and manager Arsene Wenger . Delivering the FA Cup three times in four seasons has papered over some of the cracks as Arsenal has repeatedly come up short in the Premier League and Europe.
It meant PSG secured a trophy double after they added their record 11th Coupe de France title to last month's French League Cup success. The Ligue 1 giants have endured a disappointing campaign, claiming only the Coupe de la Ligue and Trophee des Champions.
And Brad's (Stevens ) got them moving and cutting and playing with pace and everybody is a threat". The Cavs won, 112-99, to go up 3-1. As much as you want to, it's not over. That proved to be fateful as Irving took over in the third stanza, finishing with 42 points overall on 15-of-22 shooting, including four 3s. "I was saying to myself, 'They can not tie up this series, they can not, '" Irving said.
I just want my running to do the talking and get on with it". Farah defended his 5,000- and 10,000-meter titles at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics last August, becoming the first British track and field athlete to win four Olympic gold medals.
Gareth Southgate defends his decision to leave Wayne Rooney out of the England squad, which he claims is due to the "good form" of other players. "I've played for two Premier League clubs and they're the only two Premier League clubs I'll play for". Where will Rooney be playing football next season? Southgate handed a maiden call-up to Tottenham full-back Kieran Trippier , retained veteran Defoe and Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson and was able to select Premier League golden ...
Then Berrios got called up last week and pitched an absolute gem; allowing only two hits in 7.2 innings of work against the defending AL Champs, while walking only one batter. Marquez dedicated the victory to his native country, recently beset by a wave of political violence. "I felt like that was kind of the turning point".
Bochy didn't rule out the possibility of calling up a starter to fill in for Cueto on Sunday, though he said the right-handed hurler is being dealt with on a start-to-start basis as of now. If you were given the choice that only one of these teams will make it back to the postseason this year, which one would you take? He faces the Cubs in the regular season for the first time.
However, he refused to let the heat of the moment rush him into an announcement, reiterating that a decision will be made on Tuesday or Wednesday. Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright , who scored 185 goals for the north London club and won the FA Cup in 1993 and 1998 with the side, told BBC TV: "You can not read him".
Jake Ball was the replacement, with England hoping to seal the series and extend their winning sequence to eight ODIs in front of a sellout crowd at the Ageas Bowl. Stokes was not asked to add to his three overs for 12 runs, and it seemed England might succumb without him when South Africa narrowed the challenge to 10 needed from 10 balls.
Ottawa Senators right wing Mark Stone (61) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in Pittsburgh , Thursday, May 25, 2017.
An official from the Seoul Central District Court said Thursday it dismissed Kang's appeal of a suspended two-year prison sentence over charges of fleeing the scene after crashing a auto into the guardrail while driving drunk. The court also said it was unclear the United States was refusing to issue a work visa to Kang specifically because of the suspended prison sentence, according to the official.
The England worldwide has enjoyed a successful and trophy laden career at Manchester United , winning five Premier League titles, one Champion's League , one Europa League , one FA Cup and four League Cups . England manager Gareth Southgate said of the attack: "The whole country is united in sadness - for the families in particular. They'll get together because they're working class and there's a great unity in the city".
Steph Curry had 36 points, while Kevin Durant contributed a double-double of 29 points and 12 rebounds on the road in San Antonio . They have owned three consecutive regular seasons and three consecutive Western Conference playoffs, and just finished savaging the last one faster than any team since the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers , who didn't have to play as many games as these Warriors did.
The Welshman had also scored the winning goal in the 2014 cup final against Hull. "We know this team has suffered". So on the way to the final, Arsenal won the 1: 32 final with Preston 2: 1, Southampton 5-0, Sutton United 2-0, Lincoln City 5-0 and Manchester City 2-1 in the semifinals.
The Gunners started superbly well and deservedly opened the scoring in the 4th minute and there was some controversy about the goal as Alexis Sanchez burst through to flick the ball past Thibaut Courtois . And scored his 30th goal of the season. Although Diego Costa equalized in the 76th, bringing down Willian's lofted ball on his chest and striking past David Ospina , Arsenal was back in front inside three minutes.
It's very, very hard for a team these days to win two years in a row. Golden State failed to cover in Game 1s against the Trail Blazers, Jazz and Spurs, and Cleveland is 5-0-2 against the spread on the road this postseason. As for the Celtics, they were lead by 23 from Avery Bradley, while Jae Crowder (11 points) was the only other starter to finish in double figures. "It's pretty cool to think that in three weeks you've got the No.
Power feels he has a good chance to finally break through and win the Greatest Spectacle In Racing. Chip Ganassi Racing managing director Mike Hull believes that to be successful running so many cars, a team must find the right blend of selfless personalities to mesh in Gasoline Alley.
Former Arsenal captain Gilberto Silva feels the uncertainty over Arsene Wenger's future is damaging the club's transfer plans. Delivering the FA Cup three times in four seasons has papered over some of the cracks as Arsenal has repeatedly come up short in the Premier League and Europe.
If Mourinho's side win they will claim their second trophy of the season, following the EFL Cup, as well as qualifying for the Champions League next season. "United is the club with the bigger budget, with bigger signings, probably a bit more pressure but more experienced players that are all good players", Cruyff told Press Association Sport.
When 10-man Chelsea drew level through Costa, they could have collapsed, but within three minutes they netted a victor through Ramsey's header. Alexis Sanchez's controversial opener had given Arsenal the early initiative and Arsene Wenger's side could have been further ahead as they dominated the first-half chances.
Toronto has not started the season like they've wanted as they now sit in last place in the AL East with a 21-26 record, and while the Rangers are second in the AL West and fresh off a 10-game winning streak in recent weeks, they are coming off being swept in Boston.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho conceded he felt he was the worst manager in the world during a gruelling campaign, which was capped off by Europa League victory and Champions League qualification. Mourinho heaped praise on Ibrahimovic saying, "He made an fantastic impact this season and I am so pleased that in his awesome career he finally gets a European trophy".
The German is confident that his experience can help him excel despite his lengthy spell on the sidelines as Arsenal look to win the FA Cup for a third time in four years. The 25-year-old, who now plays for Swedish side AFC Eskilstuna, said he didn't think the season had gone well for his boyhood club but missing out on a place in Europe's top club competition could be a catalyst for positive change.
The Arsenal pressure was relentless, but they could not find a second goal . Planes carrying anti-Wenger slogans, boycotts of home games and signs and banners being displayed inside stadiums came during a blip for Arsenal which Wenger believes cost them dear.
Following on from their comfortable opening victory three days ago , the hosts held on to win by two runs at Hampshire's Ageas Bowl and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Morgan then needed to summon pace again for a much-needed wicket after De Villiers had joined De Kock in another significant stand. Quinton de Kock gave the South Africans an excellent start to their chase with a rapid 98 while AB de Villiers hit 52 to keep up the momentum, and it was touch-and-go ...
Nadal held his serve to love in the ensuing game to move ahead at 6-5, and Thiem drove on to the tiebreak despite his opponent's best efforts to avoid any need with a last-ditch break attempt. "It's always tough to play with someone who has a big serve". Four games without a point against the serve followed as Nadal closed in on victory.