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by | June 03, 2017 | 05:05

No one could imagine back in July 2014 when LeBron announced his return back to Cleveland , that he would be guiding this team to their 3rd straight finals appearance (his seventh straight). In a sit down earlier this season with TNT's David Aldridge, Draymond Green expressed his feelings on a potential Finals meeting with the Cavs.

by | June 03, 2017 | 05:04

Golden State is a big favorite to win this finals matchup, and LeBron hasn't been this big of an underdog since his first finals appearance against the San Antonio Spurs in 2007 . Stephen Curry was kicking the sky after pull-up threes. Kevin Love grabbed 21 rebounds and scored 15 points, while Tristan Thompson was held scoreless and to four boards.

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:59

So-called super teams are easier to create if players are willing to take less money than they're worth. Twice he has dished out eight assists. Fellow superstar Stephen Curry scored 28 points for the Warriors , who maintained their ideal winning record in this season's playoffs.

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:59

Sergio Garcia , the Masters champion who is defending his second Nelson title, birdied six of his last 15 holes for a 65 to get to 2 under. Tringale was fifth at 9-under with defending Nelson champion and Masters Tournament victor Garcia tied for sixth at 8-under.

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:55

According to Twitter at least, Kevin Durant v. Rihanna has suddenly become the most hyped match-up of the NBA Finals - yet there was a time that the Golden State Warriors star felt far more warmly towards the pop icon. "No other team has done this , right?" They have the tools required, including the offense, with LeBron James on their team. The series resumes on Sunday in Oakland and Lue is confident in the Cavs' ability to make adjustments after getting an up-close look at ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:55

The New York Yankees right-hander makes his 11th start of the season in Baltimore , looking to extend an unusual run of success under the lights. Long story short, June shouldn't be that rough in general for the Jays' starters, especially if Sanchez can return sometime soon from his finger injury .

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:56

The barrage started with Jake Guentzel . Murray's 5-1 record with a.943 save percentage, and 1.54 goals allowed per game make it tough to start Marc-Andre Fluery. No one has finished better for the Penguins in the playoffs than Guentzel. He has found his touch at the right time for Pittsburgh , which leads the Final 1-0.

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:56

England's 308 for two is the highest run chase in the 19-year-history of the Champions Trophy , beating Sri Lanka's 297 for three against the hosts on the same ground in 2013. The same can be said of Moeen Ali, who can also be a match-winner with bat and ball and Chris Woakes is another all-rounder who has come the fore in both red and white-ball cricket .

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:50

And so when Strickland's first pitch - a 98-mph fastball - struck Harper square on the right hip, the Nats right fielder had a split-second to decide how to react. He and Strickland, and perhaps other players, will get a short suspension, and everything will return to normal. Posey declined to enter the fracas, instead remaining around its edges and watching as the players scuffled in "a pretty good pile", as Giants manager Bruce Bochy called it.

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:50

It is what it is. "But that's what stands out". Durant could sign a so-called "non-Bird" extension for up to four years, but a more likely scenario would have him sign another two-year deal, with a player option on the second year (similar to what LeBron James did in Cleveland for several years).

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:46

Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin long ago set the standard for homegrown talent in the Steel City, but a fresh-faced rookie is now the talk of the town. The 22-year-old tied the game 1-1 in the opening frame and then sparked the third period avalanche by beating Rinne 10 seconds in. The Predators have a dominant defensive corps and forecheck effectively, and even without their injured No.

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:46

There is no question that Rihanna - and the impact she had on the men in her vicinity, including Jeff Van Gundy - was the best part of Game 1 . The Warriors are the first team in National Basketball Association history to enter the Finals 12-0.

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:43

Most notoriously, the Golden State Warriors sharpshooter drained a pull-up 30-footer, as J.R. Smith was late to close out on him on the perimeter, resulting on an entertaining high-kick celebration. The Warriors' comprehensive Game One victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers was notable for two things; Durant's show-stopping performance, and what seemed to be a running battle with LeBron James-fan Rihanna , sat courtside.

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:44

John Isner hit 31 aces and, more surprisingly, converted all three of his break points in a 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory over Jordan Thompson of Australia to reach the second round at the French Open . "It was a decent start considering how I've played in the build up". Wilander said that, intellectually, players know what they need to do to beat, for example Nadal, on the clay courts on which he has dominated for so long.

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:46

Rinne, who was last pulled on February 21, was mercifully replaced with Juuse Saros . In Game 1 , the Penguins pushed three goals by Rinne in a span of 4:11 in the first period to build a 3-0 lead. If the Predators don't get it together back home in "Smashville", it might only be two. A crowd that nervously shuffled to its seats expecting a taut third period when it started in a 1-1 tie went berserk as the Penguins sent Rinne to the bench with three goals in the opening 3:28 of the ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:35

Antonio Conte has earned the praise of Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon , who has revealed how the Chelsea manager gets so much out of his players. The last time the two men met they discussed Buffon's eldest son Louis Thomas, named, at least in part, after the Cameroon keeper. Not for nothing, Barcelona was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Alves' new club, while the Brazilian now rides into Cardiff with his third personal treble on the line (Barcelona won the treble in 2009 ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:33

She posted the bikini photo on Instagram with a caption, "Thankful for great friends and fun adventures but keeping my eyes on the horizon". He needs our help. He needs a lot of support from a lot of people. He had his right turn signal flashing, brake lights on, and was reportedly clearly under the influence.

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:30

Juventus and Real Madrid face off in the Champions League final, with Madrid seeking its 12th title while the former is looking to secure its third. Now the challenge is Real Madrid's as they take on Juventus in this year's Champions League final in Cardiff on Saturday. Ronaldo , however, is unlikely to find much freedom against Juventus , a team with one of the best defences in soccer.

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:30

England captain Eoin Morgan said in his eve-of-tournament news conference that Roy will "definitely play" in the Champions Trophy , that his opening partnership with fellow big hitter Alex Hales was a vital part of a team that has grown in stature in its ODI renaissance since the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:23

The show offered big cats, horses, camels, clowns, acrobats, Mongolian contortionists, motorcyclists, and ice skaters. "I think it's ridiculous", said Eric Tann of Nesconset, who attended the show with his girlfriend and blamed the animal rights groups for the end of Ringling.

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:23

Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis says Arsene Wenger's new two-year deal won't necessarily be his last, and defended the club's decision to stick with the manager despite widespread fan objections. With Arsenal failing to qualify for the Champions League the mood is unlikely to improve but Wenger, who lifted the FA Cup last Saturday, has pleaded with fans to reunite behind the team.

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:21

When the Cavs left him unguarded on the perimeter, Durant hit 3-pointers. For a team that needed to show it was going to be the bully of this series, Cleveland was inexplicably soft. Why isn't LeBron guarding Durant? He scored 38 points on 26 shots while reminding everyone that the Warriors have yet another player who is capable of beating a team all by himself when given the opportunity.

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:12

To deliver this to them, the people that are proud to see that No. 3 out there on the track feels wonderful". Dillon is the 10th different Cup Series victor in 2017. Dillon passed an out-of-gas Jimmie Johnson two laps from the end for his first Cup victory. "He ran good, too", Earnhardt said. Hopefully we'll be able to put ourselves in that position.

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:11

The Lions will face the red-hot Crusaders side in Christchurch, who are now unbeaten after 14 rounds in the Super 18. The Lions have the toughest tour in living memory, with games against all five Super Rugby teams and the Maori to come as a way of preparing for the Test series.

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:10

From the Italian side, the favourite is Gonzalo Higuaín. Fortunately for Juventus , this would be poor grounds on which to predict the outcome of the final in Wales. The veteran Brazilian fullbacks thrived with their clubs this season. After such a tense match, it boiled down to a penalty shootout - just like the French Cup last month.

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:03

And I expect nothing less out of him, being the competitor that he is". Series schedule, fan fest info, watch parties and more. Kyrie Irving added 24 points for Cleveland while Kevin Love had 15 points and 21 rebounds for the Cavs , who outrebounded the Warriors 59-50.

by | June 03, 2017 | 04:00

It was about dealing with racism, which James said "will always be a part of the world, a part of America". " We got a long way to go for us as a society, and for us as African Americans until we feel equal in America ". Referring to an infamous hate crime, James spoke about the decision by Emmett Till's mother to hold an open-casket funeral so there would be witnesses to the racist brutality her son suffered in 1955.

by | June 03, 2017 | 03:58

Earlier, after being asked to bat first, opener Tamim Iqbal provided his side with a flawless start by scoring a blistering 128 runs off 142 balls which was studded with 12 boundaries and three sixes. Meanwhile a single against off-spinner Moeen Ali saw Tamim to his ninth ODI century in 124 balls, including 11 fours and a six. England's number three battled cramps to anchor a tricky 300-plus run chase, constructing his 129-ball knock in a meticulous manner and staying at the crease for ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 03:58

Things nearly changed late in the race when on lap 61 of the Grand Prix Jenson Button , in his last race ever, sent 22-year-old Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein airborne and his auto onto its side against the fence at Portier. Wolff warned: "Inconsistency has been following us through the season, and on the opposite side Ferrari put the auto on track in Barcelona (testing) and they were quick from the get-go".

by | June 03, 2017 | 03:53

Just a day after Arsene Wenger penned new terms, L'Equipe says the Gunners have lodged a €100 million offer for Mbappe. Mbappe will get advice from France coach Didier Deschamps about his future. "The player made me dream, and still does when I see certain videos ", said Mbappe when asked about Zidane, who won 108 caps for Les Bleus , starring as they won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 .

by | June 03, 2017 | 03:50

The nine-time All-Star is reported to be interested in playing in the Spurs system and the team is likely to land a face-to-face meeting with him. Despite the fact the Spurs do not now have the cap space to sign Paul and will have to make serious roster changes, Stein reported one source said: "They love him".

by | June 03, 2017 | 03:48

Coutinho has often featured on the wing for Brazil but Tite has also indicated that the Liverpool man will operate in a deeper, centre-midfield position for these matches, similar to the role he played for Jurgen Klopp's side in the closing weeks of the season.

by | June 03, 2017 | 03:48

Here's how to watch, listen and stream the action online. That's the question that the warriors will have to think about for the next two years as they keep building their dynasty in Golden State. But the turnover differential stood out more than anything, and it's not something that will continue for the rest of the series. The Warriors committed four turnovers, their lowest total through 13 games this postseason as well as the entirety of the 82-game regular season.

by | June 03, 2017 | 03:41

Root's innings was his highest in one-day internationals, surpassing his 125 against South Africa at Centurion past year. Captain Eoin Morgan and coach Trevor Bayliss were aware immediately that Woakes would probably play no further part in the Champions Trophy , but he is now a concern for the Test leg of the summer.

by | June 03, 2017 | 03:38

As a result, the Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid looks set to garner a huge amount of viewers. Juventus have won the main prize just twice in eight finals, while Madrid are after their 12th European crown, but Buffon sees that as a challenge to meet head on.