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Love says it's amusing to consider Cavaliers underdogs

Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love are also putting together fantastic numbers as well. INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - Everywhere from the Las Vegas sportsbooks to ESPN's Basketball Percentage Index to even LeBron James' framing of the 2017 NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers as heavy underdogs against the Golden State Warriors . Read More »

French Open starts with Petra Kvitova's return

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The banner in Indian Wells was just unbelievable. She is seeded 15th in Paris . The youngest male player in Paris this year is 18-year-old Alex De Minaur. However, Williams again fell behind in the second set before Wang finally cracked as she served to level. In the last game, Kerber had seven break points but Makarova fought off each one before holding to win. Read More »

Moses sees red as Arsenal claim FA Cup

The 28-year-old Spain worldwide has two years left on his contract at Stamford Bridge and told reporters after the cup final that a move to the Chinese Super League would jeopardise his chances of being involved in the 2018 World Cup. Ramsey told the BBC he had no doubts about what his boss should do. "I just want to do well for this club and apart from that after that it is down to the board members to decide if I'm the right man". Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers beat Boston Celtics to advance to NBA Finals

The Celtics , who are missing their best player, injured guard Isaiah Thomas , led by as many as 16 points in the first half and appeared primed to stun Cleveland again while James flirted with disaster. "We don't go into any series saying we're only going to play four games, we can't approach a series like that, like, 'Yeah, we're going to play four.' You approach it with a mindset of, 'Of course we'd love to sweep them but you have to take that game by game'". Read More »

F1 champion Alonso swigs milk at Indy, just not as winner

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It wouldn't be easy. This time it is with Sato , who joined the team just this season and had largely been overlooked at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the Andretti camp expanded to six cars for the 500 with the addition of Formula One driver Fernando Alonso . Read More »

LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan as NBA playoffs leading scorer

Add the Finals he went to in 2007 during his first stint in Cleveland and James has played for the title seven times , but thus far, he is only 3-4. So I didn't even believe I could be Mike. And my gut test is telling me that the Warriors are on a season-long mission to get even. James, with three titles, is still chasing Jordan's six. Read More »

Alonso Indy 500 sponsors get free deals to offset F1 woes

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He presented Kanaan with a hat, and Kanaan pretended to interview Alonso , joking that since Alonso's much-hyped arrival on that skateboard, one of the most popular drivers in Indianapolis history has had to find a new job. There is also a long list of sponsorship obligations including the Andretti Indy Gala. He has said he will decide on his future after F1's summer break in August but his chances of landing at a top team appear to be limited. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas 'Would Love' To Be With Celtics Long Term, Win Championships

The last pick in the 2011 National Basketball Association draft, Thomas has emerged as an All-Star in Boston . "I wear the number because of Mike", James said . "The plan is to play until 40, and they know that", Thomas said. It's that time of the year where we want to see the best players showcasing their skills in the last series of the National Basketball Association season. Read More »

Celtic 4/9 to win against Aberdeen in Saturday's Scottish Cup final

Ahead of the final against Aberdeen at Hampden Park, where victory will complete a clean sweep for the Hoops , Boyata spoke about following Rodgers' instructions on his return. They will discover their first opponents in the qualifiers when the draw is made on 19 June and Rodgers' primary focus is on simply negotiating the three rounds which stand between them and the lucrative group stage. Read More »

Love explains why the Cavaliers aren't underdogs in the NBA Finals

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Durant told USA Today Sports in a wide-ranging article published Friday. His $6.26 million, which will count as one of the league's best bargains, is similar to what Boston will pay the top overall pick during his rookie season. Those guys are going to challenge me, they're going to challenge our ballclub. "So I just got back to the game". There hasn't been a Game 7 overtime since in the Final. Read More »

LeBron James Speaks On Passing Michael Jordan's Playoffs Points Mark

We'll go from there. Cleveland-Golden State 3.0 is the matchup fans worldwide expected and wanted, and James believes they're in for quite a show. By making nine of his 15 looks at the basket, including four triples, point guard Kyrie Irving scored 24 points and assisted on seven other Cavaliers hoops in the closeout win over the Celtics at TD Garden in Boston , a victory that locked up Cleveland's third straight trip to the NBA Finals. Read More »

Honda validates engine trouble by winning Indianapolis 500

Takuma Sato made up for past heartbreak at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, passing Helio Castroneves with five laps to go to win his first Indy 500 . Having been fortunate enough to experience this race, I can safely say it's well and truly up there as one of the most enjoyable sporting days out. Read More »

Arsenal beat Chelsea to win record 13th FA Cup

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He overtook George Ramsay, who won six FA Cups with Aston Villa between 1887 and 1920, as he secured his seventh success. On an afternoon when so much bucked the story of the season, double player of the year N'Golo Kante failed to track Ramsey, who was left unmarked to meet Olivier Giroud's dinked pass back. Read More »

How Kyrie Irving dominated Game 4

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He will have to wait for more tests until the swelling goes down, he said. Irving scored 19 of the Cavaliers' 21 points and took eight of his team's nine field goal attempts in that span. I even wore a wristband on my forearm. "I know that and I understand that". Thomas initially injured his hip in the third quarter of a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 15, forcing the All-Star to miss the next two regular-season contests. Read More »

Pablo Zabaleta Gave A Supremely Honest & Heartbreaking Interview On His City Farewell

Unlike Zabaleta, whose departure after nine years was announced on Saturday , Toure - a driving force in City's midfield since 2010 - doesn't yet know if this is his last season at City. But Guardiola , whose side finish their campaign at Watford on Sunday, said: " I don't understand how the managers speak for the other clubs ". He was also presented with a lifetime season ticket by the club. Read More »

Europa League final: What Ibrahimovic told ball boys

Does this cup make the city of Manchester a little bit happier? Both teams wore black armbands for the match in another mark of respect and both sets of fans came together, mingling happily outside the stadium and in the city center before the match. Read More »

Warriors open as favorite over Cavs in NBA Finals

That would certainly push the Celtics closer to competitive territory with the Cavs and Warriors in the win shares category, but they're still a distant third. Three years back, in Act 1, the Warriors capped off a 67-win season with a title over the wounded Cavaliers. In Game 5 against the Celtics on Thursday, James passed Michael Jordan as the leading all-time scorer in playoff history. Read More »

Draymond Green thinks Warriors-Cavaliers is great for the league

After eliminating the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday (May 25), LeBron spoke to the media. where he praised his idol, Michael Jordan, from his shooting style to his sneakers. A year ago the NBA Finals went seven games before Cleveland emerged the champ, having erased a 3-1 deficit. By halftime, James had 20 points, seven assists and seven rebounds, and the Cavs were up 75-57. Read More »

F1 driver Sato makes history at Indianapolis 500

A quarter of the race was run under yellow. After being in the top six for most of the opening 150 laps , the race had fallen away from the Spaniard after two cautions in quick succession shuffled him down the order. A red flag stopped action for 19 minutes to fix the SAFER Barrier and catch fencing in the short chute between Turns 1 and 2. He then bounced back across the track , narrowly missing Tony Kanaan but smashing into Scott Dixon whose vehicle goes flying through the air. Read More »

Stokes hits risky century in England's 330-6 v South Africa

But it wasn't enough as Mark Wood prevented them from scoring the four runs needed off the final delivery. However, an England and Wales Cricket Board spokesman said paceman Stokes was "fit to play and is available to bowl" as England seek to wrap up the series against the Proteas, the world's top-ranked ODI side, with a match to spare ahead of Monday's encounter at Lord's. Read More »

Anthony Rizzo's power surge could be start of something special

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? "I'm telling you, man, Game 4 pretty much won the World Series", Maddon said. "Young pitchers, to me, when they are able to complete a game, it definitely does something to them internally, psychologically speaking, confidence wise: 'I know I can do it now. Read More »

Lester and Kershaw rocked in Dodgers' 9-4 sweep of Cubs

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A pitching duel seemed on tap, but neither got past the fifth inning. Kershaw pitched 4⅓ innings, he gave up 4 runs and 11 hits. Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger , center, is congratulated by Enrique Hernandez , left, and Austin Barnes after hitting a three-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs , Sunday, May 28, 2017 , in Los Angeles. Read More »

Does Wayne Rooney have a point about Tottenham Hotspur?

But Sunday Express understands both United and Chelsea will go after the Belgium worldwide, who could fetch a world-record transfer fee. Speaking about a potential move while in Monaco, Mourinho insists it's time for him to take a break from football. Read More »

Dillon wins Coca-Cola 600 in for first NASCAR Cup victory

Kyle Busch won the All-Star Race last weekend in Charlotte , but he is looking for his first win during the 2017 season. "I know all of the teams hate it", Larson said about the prequalifying system. Unfortunately, Hemric got loose coming out of Turn 4 in the opening laps and grazed the wall. He had the third-quickest run in the first round with a lap of 28.302 at 190.799 and the eighth-quickest in the second round with a lap of 28.253 at 191.130. Read More »

James passes Jordan, Cavs into Finals

Last year, Cleveland became the first team in NBA Finals history to come back after trailing the series 3-1. It will be James' 7th straight trip to the finals and 8th overall. These teams that have spent much of the post-merger days near the bottom of the standings were the cream of the crop in the 1950s led by star quarterback Graham and innovative coach Paul Brown in Cleveland and Lions Hall of Fame passer Layne and running back Doak Walker. Read More »

Upset! Kerber 1st French Open top seed to lose in 1st round

Though it was a tough matchup against Ekaterina Makarova , the Russian isn't usually good on clay and Kerber looked poor independent of the matchup in the 6-2, 6-2 blowout. She has struggled this year, withdrawing from the Madrid Open with a thigh injury and going down in straight sets to qualifier Anna Kontaveit in Rome. Read More »

Golden State Warriors favoured over LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers

Look, the only way we'll ever know which player was truly the G.O.A.T.is 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

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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

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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 (AxSmithSports.com) 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 »