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Golden State Warriors favoured over LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers

Look, the only way we'll ever know which player was truly the to have them play one-on-one in the prime of their careers. And in Game 7, with LeBron James scoring a triple double plus a massive block and the dagger three-point shot from Kyrie Irving , the Cavaliers won the game and the title, ending a sports championship drought the city of Cleveland had been living under since 1964. Read More »

NBA Finals Could Take 18 Days - Stretching "2-Minute" Theory

Kevin Love was out with an injury thanks to Kelly Olynyk earlier in the playoffs, Kyrie Irving had a knee injury, and in general we didn't see the best of what Cleveland had to offer. It's not every day that someone goes to his seventh consecutive NBA Finals. And while James now leads in the playoff point totals, he still lags Jordan's regular-season point total. Read More »

Arsenal defeat Chelsea in final to win English FA Cup


The 28-year-old has had an impressive season for the Gunners - despite an unconvincing year for the team as whole. " We paid for this start ". "This team has suffered, but they're united and they responded". This was the 13th FA Cup for Arsenal but winning 7th title under the leadership of Wenger. Wenger's current contract is nearing its conclusion, with a decision on his future set to be announced next week following a board meeting. Read More »

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal drawn to face each other in semis


The 14-time Grand Slam champion - who is seeded fourth this year - will need to deal with the talented and unpredictable Benoit Paire in the first round. Then played great on clay, no? Madrid Open, after winning the Monte Carlo Masters, Barcelona Open. His point: no one but Borg thought he could actually win Paris' Grand Slam event . Read More »

Predators ready to start Stanley Cup Final on the road

Except, for some of the Penguins, it has happened often. Rookie goaltender Matt Murray returns to the championship for the second straight year. A trip to the Stanley Cup on the line. Subban, Roman Josi , Ryan Ellis and Mattias Ekholm . Handicapper Alex Smith ( expects Nashville to do it. Pittsburgh , with home-ice advantage and two-time Hart Trophy victor Sidney Crosby , is the minus-175 series favorite but Smith is leaning toward the Predators, the plus-155 ... Read More »

Celtics Must 'keep growing' to Beat Cavaliers

It's no wonder then that the wise guys have installed the Warriors as heavy favorites to beat the Cavs for the second time in three years and wrestle back the Larry O'Brien Trophy that slipped through their hands last June. But there's also a clear respect level between the clubs as well. When one player on a championship team is simultaneously its best point guard offensively and power forward defensively, there's an inevitability about the outcome. Read More »

James surpasses Jordan as NBA's leading playoff scorer

Well, the reports of the Celtics elimination had been greatly exaggerated, as Boston bounced back in Game 3 to stun the world. They set franchise playoff records with 43 points in the first quarter and 75 points in the first half, setting the stage for this blowout. Read More »

French Open draw: Nadal-Djokovic Will Meet at Semi?

SCHEDULE: Main-draw play begins Sunday. Alternatively, Pliskova can become No.1 if she reaches the final and Kerber does not reach the round of 16. It's also the latest reason to wonder when a new face will emerge among the elite, because there eventually will come a point - yes, there really will - when the group that was once known as the Big 3, then came to be called the Big 4, and now is considered by some to be a Big 5, is no longer running the sport. Read More »

LeBron James passes Michael Jordan's record as Cavaliers make NBA finals

If anything became clear after the heavily favored Cleveland Cavaliers dropped Game 3 against the Boston Celtics on Sunday, it was LeBron James needs help if Cleveland is going to repeat as champions. With Johnson's $12 million coming off the books and Tyler Zeller's $8 million not being guaranteed, Boston will have max cap space and in an ideal scenario could add Hayward in unrestricted free agency and George by trading their No. Read More »

Champions trophy: 'Ruthless' India out to defend title

It's different for them. And the 26-year-old has fond memories of the last time he took on England away from home, although he insists it will have little impact on the result when they meet next week. Then, we ended up creating the team that has done so well so far. "After the kind of season we had, it teaches you a lot about the mindset that you need to have". Read More »

Cavs seal NBA series, LeBron passes Jordan

James sounded prescient, finishing the game with 35 points, eight assists and eight rebounds. In Game 4 , Kyrie Irving , Kevin Love and James combined to produce 103 points (scoring or assisting). "I said to to myself, 'we can't tie this series, we just can't do that '". "Ultimately we feel like this is a bad taste and it should spark a little bit of motivation for each and every body in the locker room to get better". Read More »

James breaks Jordan record as Cavs reach NBA finals

Just don't try to tell them that. "I wear the number [23] because of Mike", James said of his historic accomplishment. We all gave our heart every single night, played as hard as we could. Golden State set an NBA record last season with 73 wins in 2016, and then added former NBA MVP Kevin Durant in the offseason. "We have a bigger goal in mind". Read More »

LeBron, Cavaliers dispatch Celtics to set up finals trilogy with Warriors

Cleveland forward LeBron James moved past Hall of Famer Michael Jordan as the leading scorer in NBA playoff history on his way to helping the Cavaliers ease into a third successive NBA Finals series on Thursday. LeBron will have a hard time driving and finishing when JaVale McGee is in the game - certainly more hard than anything he's faced in these playoffs. Read More »

Cavaliers look to finish off Celtics


The way they responded Tuesday night - particularly on the defensive end - is a good sign for their prospects of wrapping up their third straight Eastern Conference crown on Thursday. He played three halves against the Cavaliers before limping off the court in the middle of Game 2. With Thomas already gone, the Celtics played without Amir Johnson in Game 4 because a shoulder injury suffered in the third game. Read More »

Andy Murray Sure Illness Won't Hurt His French Open Chances


Defending champion Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have been drawn to face each other in a potential blockbuster Roland Garros semifinal while struggling top seed Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka find themselves in the same half. However, her sister Venus Williams will still be playing, looking to win one for her sister and future niece or nephew. "For me these days are for preparation, to know how my body is, how I adapt to this tournament". Read More »

Cavs' Kevin Love: We're defending champs, not Finals underdogs

Thomas said his hip has been "a little different my whole life". But he said his goal is not just to match Jordan's numbers. Durant told USA Today he is "at peace" with his decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder after they lost to the Warriors in last season's Western Conference finals. Read More »

Crosby, Penguins chasing back-to-back Cups

Sports Interaction oddsmakers give the edge to Sidney Crosby & Co. The Los Angeles Kings accomplished the feat in 2014, knocking off the New York Rangers. They each have two scoring titles. It's a year ago and Phil Kessel has just won the Stanley Cup , and now it's his turn to spend a day with the trophy. Read More »

Castroneves runs near-perfect race, ends 2nd again at Indy

Sato's pass of Castroneves stood in sharp contrast to his finish in the 2012 Indianapolis . Dixon won this race in 2008, he's a four-time series champion and ranks fourth on the career win list behind only A.J. The most spectacular incident came on lap 53 and involved Scott Dixon and Jay Howard . What happened after that was more than can properly be explained. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers crush Boston Celtics to book title clash with Warriors

The team played well in James' absence, preventing a Celtic lead from ballooning out of control before the half. It also made a difference when they needed to beat the Indiana Pacers in a tough, 7-game conference finals. "And Brad's (Stevens ) got them moving and cutting and playing with pace and everybody is a threat". Every night was hard. You just can't give possessions away against the Cavs . Read More »

Lue says Celtics sans Thomas more hard to defend than Warriors


And. that's it: Those were the only three times in major American sports that two franchises played each other in back-to-back-to-back championships before this year. "We're going back home, we're not going to get comfortable". There hasn't been a Game 7 overtime since in the Final. Here are three things we learned from Cleveland's most recent series win. Read More »

IndyCar Racing Predictions: Who will win the Indianapolis 500? 5/28/17

Castroneves finished 0.2011 seconds behind Sato , leaving him exactly 0.5601 seconds short of three more Indy wins. Sato earned team owner Michael Andretti his fifth Indy 500 win as a auto owner. On a powerhouse Andretti Autosport team that included twice Formula One world champion Alonso , last year's victor Alexander Rossi , 2014 victor Ryan Hunter-Reay, Briton Jack Harvey and Marco Andretti , it was easy to overlook the soft-spoken Sato . Read More »

Yankees retire Derek Jeter's number 2 jersey

And who better to toss out the ceremonial first pitch other than the Captain? For once, Jeter plans to soak in the emotion. You know the accounts and never a bad word about the Derek Jeter lifestyle off the field. The friendship that spans three decades has created a lot of love, admiration, respect between the two. The "flip play" in Game 3 of the 2001 ALDS and his dive into the stands against the Boston Red Sox three years later are among the most iconic moments in Major League ... Read More »

Bucket list: Earnhardt seeking Coca-Cola 600 victory

This is because Larson was late getting to the track on time for Thursday's qualifying session. Last race: Kyle Busch won in Charlotte for the first time in a Cup vehicle during the All-Star race. "Honestly, you'd like to see some different venues there", Busch said. He knows how important it is to run out front in Charlotte in the clean air. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Ottawa Senators Game 2

Letang (Out For Season, neck). Jean-Gabriel Pageau's goal was his eighth during the 2017 playoffs, putting him second in Senators' franchise history for the most goals in a single postseason. Crosby only has three games this playoff season in which he didn't register a point - including the Game 3 loss to Washington in which he suffered a concussion early in the first period. Read More »

Cloud Computing Pulls Upset Win At Preakness, Ending Triple Crown Hopes

Klarman grew up three blocks from Pimlico Race Course and used to hang out there handicapping. "A mile and a half ad the Belmont is going to be really up his alley", he said. The win on Pimlico's dirt track could be a corner turned for one of the best horse trainers in the world. Battalion Runner was second in that race. "We sit behind and watch", he said. Read More »

F1: Sebastian Vettel wins Monaco Grand Prix

Raikkonen surprised most people by taking pole position from teammate, and drivers world championship leader, Sebastian Vettel on Saturday afternoon. But Sauber played the same strategy with Wehrlein and the German rejoined right in front of Button. Under the safety auto period Marcus Ericsson went into the barriers at the swimming pool chicane due to lack of grip at the slow pace. Read More »

First rain drops at French Open


So he knows how it works to win here. Fifth seed Milos Raonic made the last-eight three years ago but clay is far from his favourite surface. Although he lost the Rome final to an inspired Zverev , the tournament gave a glimpse of Djokovic hitting the right strides again just in time for the second Major of the year. Read More »

Rooney close to deciding Man United future

It obviously takes happiness from our achievement. "If we could, we would change obviously the people's lives for this cup - immediately, we wouldn't think twice". "I have played for two Premier League clubs, Everton and United, and they are the only two Premier League clubs I will play for". The Manchester United record goalscorer has had a much diminished influence at Old Trafford this season, including only starting on the bench in both Manchester United's League Cup and ... Read More »

Draymond Green on Cavs: 'I want to annihilate them'


Jordan, who led the Chicago Bulls to six National Basketball Association titles in the 1990s, played 179 post-season games in his career. Act III in this trilogy is overloaded with story lines, with the biggest being whether James and Co. Read More »

LeBron James Jokingly Admits He's Going Bald Like Michael Jordan

They may be defending champions and they may have LeBron James , but against Golden State, they are definite underdogs. They'll be going up against a Warriors team that comes into the Finals unblemished. What does matter is that the 32-year-old is having one of his finest postseasons, and the Cavs are gelling the way they did at this time last year. Read More »

Sam Allardyce revels in Crystal Palace's Premier League survival


The visitors made a nightmare start at Selhurst Park as Andrea Ranocchia completely missed a back-pass to allow Zaha in and the winger beat Eldin Jakupovic from inside the area to put Sam Allardyce's side ahead after just two minutes. "They knew what's in it for them". Palace were 17th and in freefall with only one win in 11 games when Allardyce replaced Alan Pardew in December. Read More »