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Cavs, Warriors expect 'brawl' of a Game Five

Cleveland hammered Golden State , 137-118, in Game 4 on Friday night. "They didn't do it by luck". Having Jefferson take on the job of defending Durant meant that LeBron James could battle Draymond Green , whose usual production has dipped during the course of the Finals. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie quandary: Murray vs Fleury - Game 5

Ruhwedel is the only one of the Penguins' defense with a positive Corsi For percentage this postseason (the team has controlled play 55.2% of the time when he's on the ice.) Of course, he's only played six games, and averaged thirteen minutes in each of them, so he hasn't been tested quite like the other six defenders . Read More »

Cavs open Game 5 with backs against the wall

When the Finals began, Green grew testy with questions wondering whether he could control his emotions better than previous year. While LeBron James publicly said that he has no problem with Kevin Durant leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to make the Warriors stronger, it does present a hard challenge that wasn't there previous year when the Cavaliers came back to win. Read More »

High-wire Cavs still alive in NBA Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been saying they're a better team when their backs are against the wall. The Cavs avoided a sweep and spoiled Golden State's bid for a flawless 16-0 postseason, but now they. The Latest on Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 4 p.m. Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are a win from becoming the NHL's first team to win consecutive Stanley Cup titles in almost two decades. Read More »

Record-breaking Cavaliers turn up the heat on Golden State


Despite Cavaliers' win, Warriors are favourite to win the National Basketball Association title as they lead Cavs 3-1 in the best-of-seven finals. ESPN's Dave McMenamin recently asked Durant what was going through his mind when the Warriors had a 3-1 series lead over the Cavs in last year's Finals. Read More »

Trump's Palpable Fear of the Truth

The leaders of the Senate judiciary's probe sent Richman the request Thursday and asked he provide it by Friday. The disclosures that followed Comey's firing have raised questions about why Comey, known in government for an independent streak and a willingness to buck protocol, did not speak out publicly while on the job, or at least make his objections directly known to the president . Read More »

NBA Finals 2017 Game 5

Some variation of those words was written or uttered somewhere nearly one year ago. The first three games, helping guys up off the floor, smiling, talking to guys, yeah, I didn't like that. "I knew I didn't, so maybe I'm a little sharper than others". "We're going to respond but they aren't going to punk us ". "They're capable", Klay Thompson said. Read More »

Kyrie Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination

The Cavaliers outscored Golden State 72-33 from beyond the arc. So you just got to take it tomorrow, and it's on us. When a team's back is against the wall, they're going to come out and give everything they've got. "We know that champions don't die". "We have to be 20 times better [at Oracle Arena]", James said. So we know what our keys to victory are that are going to give us the best possible chance to go back home with a Game 6. Read More »

Amla, Tahir deliver comfortable win for South Africa

Amla's wicket eventually fell with South Africa on 232 for five, but J.P Duminy was there to pick up from where his opener left off by smashing 38 off 20 deliveries with five fours and a six to bring up the 299 for six total. The Proteas will bank on their batting prowess, comprising the likes of skipper AB de Villiers , Quinton de Kock , Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla , to give them a rollicking start in the tournament. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: Pakistan edge past Sri Lanka, enter semi-finals


It was Dickwella's knock with Kusal Mendis and Angelo Matthews that got the Lankans on track. Hasan Ali then removed Gunaratne (27) in the second last over. Chasing 237 to win Pakistan were down and out at 162-7 but Sarfraz Ahmed (61 not out) and Mohammad Amir (28 not out) played out of their skins during a match turning 75-run unbroken stand for the eighth wicket. Read More »

Cavaliers were 'too nice' at start of NBA Finals - Lue

But if history somehow repeats itself, it actually would be a bigger collapse than previous year since the Warriors led this series 3-0. "It's like, 'Whoa.' You remember what can be, what can happen". The Cavs also shot.529 from the floor (46-for-87) and a series-best.533 on 3-pointers (24-for-45) while holding the Warriors' Steph Curry to 4-for-13 shooting and Klay Thompson to 4-for-11. Read More »

Mexico beats Honduras 3-0, closes in on World Cup berth

With no defenders immediately taking him, Bradley struck the ball from just past midfield past Mexican goalie Guillermo Ochoa . The crowd of 81,000 at Estadio Azteca was stunned. Let's not forget, the United States may have to deal with the hostile conditions, but the pressure is all on El Tri . "We'll take our point", Bradley said. Read More »

Irving saves his best for when Cavs

Cleveland's 137-116 win in Game 4 prevented a Golden State sweep and averaged more than 19 million viewers, up from about 16.5 million viewers for the 2016 Game 4 between the two teams. "Bringing a physicality, being physical", Lue said. "Disappointed that we didn't play better the other night, but aware that we are playing a great team". Read More »

Kane reflects on 'special' goal after England rescue job


But we should never be beaten. Leigh Griffiths scored two free kicks within the space of three minutes to put the home side ahead and on course for a valuable three points. People look at one player now to drag them through but we have plenty of leaders in the team to try and change the game. "We knew it was going to be tough and credit to them for standing there and getting the two goals, but it was nice to not lose the game". Read More »

French Open 2017: Ostapenko stuns Halep for first major title


Halep failed to climb atop the top place on WTA world rankings after suffering another defeat as she did in 2014. Ostapenko described the American, a 3-time champion in Paris , as an idol. Her new-found fame might add some pressure to her arm but it would be a shame if Ostapenko ever veered away from a style that is a breath of fresh air in a sport where waiting for errors rather than gambling on winners is drilled into juniors. Read More »

Roland-Garros: Rafael Nadal remporte son 10e titre


Rafael Nadal entre encore plus dans l'histoire . Personne non plus n'a jamais pu remporter 81 matches de suite sur terre battue , record établi entre avril 2005 et mai 2007, ni empiler 53 titres sur cette surface. Ainsi, le numéro 4 mondial, qui deviendra le deuxième à partir de lundi prochain, a ajouté un 15ème titre du Grand Chelem à son palmarès . Son premier trimestre avait été dense et plus que satisfaisant, avec des finales à l'Open d'Australie, Acapulco ou Miami. Read More »

Nadal romps into 11th French Open quarters

It could have gone either way and just glad that I managed to win that tiebreaker, because after that, obviously I started playing with more freedom, more confidence obviously being set up after an hour and 15, 20 minutes, feels obviously much better than being down a set. Read More »

Sri Lanka, Pakistan battle for semi-final spot

Monday's match had the look of a "dead rubber" after both sides were beaten first up, with Pakistan suffering a 124-run thrashing by arch-rivals India. Kusal Medis is the man in form for Sri Lanka . Now, Sri Lanka , obviously, won't struggle as much as South Africa did against spin, which means Mohammad Hafeez is not expected to bowl as much as he did in the last game. Read More »

Battered Lions opt for new captain Jones


He said: "The aim was always to start everyone in the first three matches and this selection ensures that we achieve this". The Lions - a composite team featuring the best players from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland - looked to be in control with just a few minutes left on the clock after Leigh Halfpenny had kicked the visitors into the lead. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko beats Simona Halep to win French Open

Halep seemingly regained control, breaking in the final set to earn a 3-1 lead, only to lose serve in the next game after missing on three chances for a 4-0 lead. She describes the 24 hours prior to the final as "tough". The 20-year-old, ranked 47, had never been beyond the third round at a grand slam before nor won a senior title. Read More »

Draymond Green Gets Testy With Reporter Over Comments About Cavs Fans

The outspoken 27-year-old will try to help the Warriors , who lead this year's best-of-seven series 3-1, defeat the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday in Oakland to capture the crown. LeBron James made one thing clear during Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday: he won't be swept. "Every game is do or die, and we understand that", he said. Read More »

Forza Motorsport 7 is coming to the PC on Windows 10

Believe it or not, the console is more powerful than other ones that have come before and are now available. Xbox One X will cost $499, £449, 499 euro, 599 Canadian dollars, and 649 Australian dollars around the world. Environments could have more detail and characters could look sharper. It is the same as it was in Xbox X, there are two HDMI Ports next to Power Connector, two USB 3.0 Ports, IR Out, S/PDIF and LAN port. Read More »

Hamilton wins in Canada for sixth time

Though Vettel's recovery made for a great watch, it was a poor result for Ferrari . "I am just over the moon". "It is my fifth time racing here and my third time up here on the podium ", Bottas noted. They drove superbly to finish fifth and sixth but the team faced a hard debrief afterwards for not allowing Ocon, quicker than his team-mate in the latter stages, through, thereby assisting Vettel's attempt to catch and pass them both. Read More »

Steelers Congratulate Penguins On Stanley Cup Victory


Their legacy holds up among the best the sport has had. And for that, the Penguins mostly have Sidney Crosby to thank. The 24-year-old is the fourth back-to-back victor at St. Would it be Marc-Andre Fleury? His 17-foot birdie putt on No. 15 put him ahead for good and he finished at 10-under 270. But the real story of the series is Phil Kessel . Read More »

Qui est Dominic Thiem, le bourreau de Novak Djokovic — Roland-Garros


Le match est programmé après celui de Rafael Nadal , mais dans tous les cas ne débutera pas avant 14h . Je me fixe de grosses attentes mais je ne joue pas à mon meilleur niveau. Andy Murray a longtemps été une muraille quasi infranchissable dans leur demi-finale, obligeant Stan Wawrinka à prendre de plus en plus de risques. Read More »

Mashrafe Mortaza: Bangladesh making steps in right direction

The world called it the mother of all miracles when little Bangladesh beat the mighty Australians in Cardiff in 2005 . It was at this very venue nearly exactly 12 years ago - on June 18, 2005 - that a Mohammad Ashraful century had given Bangladesh a shock win over Australia . Read More »

Champions Trophy: India bowl Proteas out for paltry 191

The fielding was fantastic and everyone was behind the bowlers. "It is refreshing to have such a talented bunch of players so we are very confident". The fourth and fifth run outs by India in this tournament sent a shiver through the South Africans that they couldn't shake off. Read More »

Curry not fazed by National Basketball Association finals history


I've played against some great teams, but I don't think no team has had this type of firepower". Slice those open deep looks away and you slice a chunk of his points off the board. "If I felt better, I was going to do it". James, too, understands. He's been on both sides the previous two years. If we don't protect the three-point line and if we turn the ball over, then we don't stand a chance. Read More »

Bangladesh beat NZ in biggest Champions Trophy 2017 upset

In reply, Bangladesh had a nervous start and its four top batsmen fell for just 33 runs . Despite the win, Bangladesh-who now have three points from three matches-are still uncertain of a semifinal berth and they will have to wait the outcome of the Group A match between England and Australia in Birmingham on Saturday. Read More »

Irving at his best when things look the worst for Cavs


In sum, the Warriors need to Curry to get hot early, but how does that happen when he's facing so many off-ball situations? Green then dialed up Durant, who signed with Golden State two weeks later. LeBron James is probably on his way to losing his fifth Finals in eight tries. James won championships with the Heat in 2012 and 2013. He's welcoming that challenge with open arms and expects to play like he did in Games 1 , 2 and 3. Read More »

Kane equaliser a 'huge moment' for young England


Griffiths caught Hart out from 25 yards twice in the space of three minutes in the latter stages of Saturday's World Cup qualifier in Glasgow , before Harry Kane's 93rd-minute equaliser rescued a point for the visitors. Meanwhile, Leigh Griffiths was left "gutted" following the draw, despite scoring a brace of free-kicks with his first goals in dark blue. The England forward explained his main influences as skipper had come from Wayne Rooney - captain when Kane first broke into ... Read More »

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving comment on Warriors trash talk

We knew it would take something insane to match the Warriors , but what they put forward was simply the greatest first-half offensive display in NBA Finals history. Green said his suspension conversation with Myers is a moment "I remember like it was yesterday, I'll never forget it". The Warriors lead defending champion Cleveland 3-1 in the best-of-7 series and can capture their second crown in 3 years by winning Monday, June 12 (Tuesday in Manila time) before a home crowd. Read More »

Penguins beat Predators 2-0 to win back-to-back Stanley Cups

Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby was selected the victor of the Conn Smythe Trophy , awarded annually to the top player in the postseason. The Stanley Cup is staying in the Steel City. "I think we learned a lot as a group, a lot of lessons the guys will carry forward for sure". He's the first to accomplish that feat since Mario Lemieux in 1991 and 1992. Read More »

Warren Gatland still considering Lions XV to face New Zealand


That's the challenge now. But when a Blues penalty ricocheted off the post on the stroke of halftime, Sonny Bill Williams - a likely candidate to start for the All Blacks when they play the Lions in a few weeks' time - pounced and Stephen Perofeta's conversion made it 12-10 to the hosts at the break. Read More »