by | June 04, 2017 | 09:01

Game 1 of the NBA Finals tips off tomorrow night. Not that anyone expected any different. ― Reuters picOAKLAND, May 31 ― Cleveland superstar LeBron James , as versatile and risky as any NBA player, is a focus of the Golden State Warriors as they prepare for tomorrow's start of the NBA Finals .

by | June 04, 2017 | 09:01

Ronaldo's opener was also significant as it took Real Madrid to 500 goals in the Champions League. Before the match Buffon hinted that winning the Champions League could see him retire, with the goalkeeper describing it as "the flawless end".

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:58

Indeed, after just six races Hamilton trails Sebastian Vettel by 25 points following the Ferrari driver's victory here. Four-time world champion Vettel was kept out five laps longer after Raikkonen came in for his only stop, giving Vettel clear air to put in some fast times and "overcut" the Finn , who was visibly unhappy after the race .

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:54

For fans, that means a reduction of about 10 percent depending on their seating level - with some supporters getting savings of £185. However, most fans on social media seemed pleased with the club's initiative. Speaking in Dublin this morning, former Arsenal midfielder Brady defended Wenger and said his achievements as manager since 1996 shouldn't be discarded on the back of one season.

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:55

Wenger's worst-ever Premier League season was over and so were Arsenal's hopes of making the Champions League . We started the season very well, I started well. Sergio Aguero scored twice to make it 33 goals for the season in all competitions, his most prolific season since joining City in 2011, with Vincent Kompany, Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus also netting at Vicarage Road.

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:53

The Lions took 51 minutes to score their only try through winger Anthony Watson and were outplayed in most areas by a Barbarians side drawn from New Zealand's minor provinces, which had only days to prepare for the match. Rory Best in the dressing room ahead of the game. While some in the New Zealand media have been happy to slate and write off the Lions already, on the back of a single performance, it seems both rash and short-sighted to believe this is anywhere near as good as the ...

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:54

Woods was arrested around 7 a.m. on Monday morning in Jupiter, Fla. after being discovered asleep in his vehicle. He was hunched over the steering wheel with his seatbelt on and the engine running, arrest records show. Police also released photos of his vehicle that showed both tires flat with minor damage around the bumpers. Woods has not competed in four months, and he had fusion surgery on his lower back - his fourth back surgery since April 2014 - on April 20 that will keep him off the ...

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:49

For all of the goals - six on 18 shots - and Sissons' hat trick, the player of the game again was goalie Pekka Rinne . The Predators, who've never won even a division title in their 19-year history, came in with the fewest points of any team in these playoffs.

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:49

Zverev broke again in the third game of the second set and clinched the match with another break in the ninth game. Dating back to last season, Djokovic has won just one of his past 11 tournaments. "It s just us trying to get to know each other in Paris a little bit". Climbing seven places in the rankings, Zverev has displaced David Goffin in 10th - above him, the ATP's biggest hitters remain unmoved.

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:48

Strikes in each half from Ronaldo made him the first player to score in three finals in the Champions League era, adding to his goals in the 2008 and 2014 showpieces for Manchester United and Real respectively. Madrid, though, could have been back in front once more in the 33rd minute when Marcelo got to the byline and picked out Ronaldo in the middle, but the Portugal captain miscued his header and missed the target.

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:49

Kevin Love doesn't see his team as the underdogs in this series , per . It's not like Cleveland is down 3-1 - oops, that being the deficit it rallied from a year ago to shock the hoops world. I think our team was the most poised previous year. Because of the dominance of these two great teams, the NBA Playoffs haven't been too thrilling to watch.

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:44

The Predators are scheduled to face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanle. Contrast that with Pekka Rinne's struggles in Games 1 and 2, and one has the flash point for this series . We have to focus on the things that we can control. Evgeni Malkin paces the Penguins with 26 points, followed by Sidney Crosby with 22 and Phil Kessel with 20.

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:42

Former All Blacks No 8 Zinzan Brooke claimed Faletau does not boast enough "mongrel edge" to stand out on the Lions tour to New Zealand - a jibe to which the Bath back-rower has given the shortest possible shrift. "It's not an emotional occasion, I have joked with him that we both would have played against the Lions and it's unfortunate that only one of us would have won", said Warren Gatland .

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:42

And we both agree that I'm going to need someone also day-to-day basis that can work with him. "I do it on my own time, I do it on my own dime", Agassi told Becker in the interview . "Whatever is practical and achievable, 100 per cent I will make the effort". His processing, his spirit, his motivations, his inspirations and I started to grow respect.

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:42

After the game, Pillar was apologetic and said he was merely frustrated at Toronto's third straight loss to Atlanta . After The Atlanta Braves took three games from the Toronto Blue Jays , was it possible that they would be swept after their recent turnaround? He said it was part of the game to hurl insults at opposing players in the heat of a game.

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:38

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is in a pretty rough neighborhood. Fernando Alonso believes pole position at the Indianapolis 500 would have been within his grasp, were it not for technical problems. He finished eighth previous year and fourth in 2015. Also in the vehicle was another IndyCar driver , Dario Franchitti . Indianapolis 500 pole victor Scott Dixon at Phoenix International Raceway in April.

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:41

Nick Bonino looked all banged up as the Penguins prepared to depart this afternoon for Nashville. An unheralded third round pick who grew up in Minnesota, Guentzel also sits directly to Crosby's left in the Penguins dressing room, a purposeful move by head coach Mike Sullivan, who likes his rookies to watch and learn from the captain.

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:39

Both players have been fined an undisclosed amount but have signalled their intention to appeal. Both players planned to appeal. One player who didn't join the fray was Posey, who stood behind the plate and watched as Harper rushed the mound and then stayed to the edges of the fight .

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:38

While we did see Takuma Sato win from the 4th starting position and collect an IndyCar record 137 points from the win, his odds were not great to come home victorious either. Simon Pagenaud, the 2016 IndyCar champion, called him "a tremendous racer" who has supported "the sport forever". The company spends more than $2 million annually on sports-related marketing and another $1.2 million on other advertising campaigns, he said.

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:36

A text message sent to the wrong number led to a Pittsburgh couple scoring free tickets to see the Penguins play Game 2 in the Stanley Cup Final . When things started to get silly at that point, referees Wes McCauley and Brad Meier started sending a succession of players to the dressing rooms, with misconduct penalties, to keep tempers from erupting further.

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:34

Crowned La Liga champions for the first time since 2012 last week, Real are the favourites after banging in 32 goals in 12 games in the competition this season. How can you watch the Champions League final? Casemiro will be concerned with Paulo Dybala but Modric and Kroos will go up against Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira.

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:29

While the Penguins and Senators prepare for their last Eastern Conference finals matchup, the Predators have already locked up their first trip to the Finals after eliminating the Ducks in Game 6 on Monday. They simply could not have been worse. Puck possession and movement by Karlsson will be a major factor for the Senators' road offense, who were shut out (and blown out) the last time they traveled to Pittsburgh .

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:27

It is understood that the French star rang United and spoke with manager Jose Mourinho , while it was actually Atletico's manager who proved key to the decision to stay, with Simeone having made a personal intervention to convince Griezmann over the previous 24 hours.

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:24

Mike Brown expects to coach the Golden State Warriors as planned in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Now the Warriors are warning the Cavaliers and star playmaker LeBron James that it wasn't even the best effort for an undefeated squad whose 13-0 playoff win streak matches the longest in National Basketball Association playoff history.

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:15

After Golden State's Game 1 rout Thursday night of the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals , ESPN reported that "there remains some optimism" Kerr could coach Sunday in Game 2. It's been enough of a sample size to wonder if he will regain his shooting touch before the finals conclude. "They do a good job of collapsing, and then, we've got to kick out and we've got to make shots, but with (James) being aggressive, getting downhill, it really helps our offense".

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:10

So keen were they to sign De Gea two years ago, they were willing to send the Costa Rican to Old Trafford as a makeweight. But that has not stopped United rejecting the bid as they prepare for a return to the Champions League in the wake of their Europa League victory.

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:04

Later, Marco Asensio scored from the close range in the 90 minute, which proved out to be the final nail in the coffin as RM won the game with a margin of three goals to win their 12 UCL title. Ronaldo said the turning point was an inspirational half-time speech from Zidane, whose words fired Madrid's three-goal blitz in the second period.

by | June 04, 2017 | 08:00

He inspired kids, teenagers. In video released Friday by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Woods uses the slurred speech and unsteadiness described by Jupiter Police who arrested him early Monday. The golfer suffers from a well documented back injury that has required several surgeries. However, Kaymer believes the criticism Woods has received for the incident is unfair.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:54

He said: "We are disappointed". Real captain Ramos had been booked in the first half and risked getting sent off for the 23rd time in his career with a wild lunge on Cuadrado in the 86th minute. (Miralem) Pjanic's shot was deflected wide, Casemiro's shot was deflected into the goal. Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos on Cristiano Ronaldo: "Everybody knows that he is very important".

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:48

Under a hot sun, Djokovic was in a joyful mood on the showcase Philippe Chatrier court. Djokovic is bidding to become the first man in the Open era - and only the third in history - to win each of the Grand Slams twice. "It was a tough first match ", commented Muguruza after her maiden victory in the 2017 edition of the tournament. "She has been in the tour for such a long time".

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:43

Buy any beverage on Friday, June 2, and you'll get a choice of any free doughnut at Dunkin'. Dunkin' Donuts . People can get one free doughnut with any drink purchase. "We're doing it completely legal, we have very, very short deliveries from the drone where we have a safe takeoff location and the landing area is a Drone Dispatch team member who's receiving the box of doughnuts", said Chris Bonnet, CEO of Drone Dispatch.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:47

In a truly Herculean effort, Curry bounced back from his beaning to torch the Cleveland Cavaliers to the tune of 28 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and three steals with just two turnovers in 34 1/2 minutes of work, helping lead the Warriors to a 113-90 blowout win that gave Golden State a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven NBA Finals .

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:44

Madrid wrapped up a famous triumph in the final minute when Asensio - eight minutes after coming on - slotted in left-footed from eight yards after superb work from Marcelo down the left in an emphatic triumph for Zidane. Zidane's goal might have been the more important one in context. It was a different story after the break, however, and though Juve's drilled defence initially kept Real at arm's length, they were undone by a two-goal salvo.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:39

The Spanish champions took charge after the break, however, restoring their lead through a deflected long-range shot from Brazilian Casemiro in the 61st minute before Portugal forward Ronaldo struck again, from close-range, after fine work by Luka Modric, to score his 600th goal for club and country.

by | June 04, 2017 | 07:38

Steph Curry led the charge with 36 points and 6 assists while Kevin Durant dropped 29 and 12 boards for the Warriors , who hot 55.8 percent from the field and 35.9 percent from long distance. The second half saw the lead bounce between 10 and 20 most of the time , the Spurs would make a little run and the Warriors would answer with some crisp ball movement and a three.