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Warriors' Kerr will not coach Game 1 of NBA Finals

Just how good are the Cavs and Warriors? "King" James said both teams had improved from 2016, but he felt "very good" about the Cavaliers' chances. This series is a rubber match between the Cavs and Dubs as they have split the previous two Finals matchups. Since Green can stretch out to make the long ball, most coaches would decide to put Love on the court instead of a Channing Frye or Tristan Thompson. Read More »

LeBron scores 34, Irving 42 in Cavs Game 4 win


Consider the 2016-17 Boston Celtics , whose season ended on Thursday with a 135-102 home loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. By the way LeBron James has dominated the playoffs while playing the best basketball he has ever played it was assumed this conference finals series would be short. Read More »

Steve Kerr says he's not planning to coach Game 1 of Finals


Bowman recalled with a grin. Shortening up the rotations, given Golden State's star power, can present plenty of problems for the Cavs . In a league where seemingly every team is trying to go small as often as possible, there is no configuration any team can put together that's more risky than the "Hamptons Five", as the Warriors quintet was dubbed after a recruiting meeting in the Hamptons where Durant was convinced to join them as a free agent last July. Read More »

Sunday's Best: Even ugly wins count toward the Cup


Pittsburgh Penguins' goalie Matt Murray , center, lunges toward the puck as Nashville Predators' Vernon Fiddler, left, and Cody McLeod contend during the first period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday , May. Read More »

James passes Jordan as Cavaliers advance to finals

Brown also noted how much James has improved his shooting, saying you can't just go underneath pick-and-rolls on him anymore. James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cavaliers routed the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title. Read More »

Kevin Durant says don't blame him for lopsided NBA Playoffs

Cleveland quickly welcomed him with arms wide open. Irving won the matchup past year, averaging 27.1 points to Curry's 21.1. "They had multiple people come in and talk to me about what's more important", Thomas said Friday, a day after the Celtics were eliminated by the Cleveland Cavaliers . Read More »

How to watch Cavaliers vs. Celtics


Boston Celtics NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game Five, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. When someone can get to the basket at will, score 42 points on 22 shots, and nearly match your team bucket for bucket for 12 minutes, it almost always doesn't matter what else is happening in the game. Read More »

Preds win from ousting Ducks to reach 1st Stanley Cup Final

Without Ryan Johansen , that task is immeasurably tougher. ANAHEIM , Calif. — The injuries keep mounting. He led the Predators' AHL affiliate in goals per game this season, scoring 31 in 56 games for the Milwaukee Admirals, which was the fourth-highest total in the league. Read More »

Rewind: 5 players who helped India lift the 2013 Champions Trophy

Despite one-day cricket suffering a bit of an identity crisis, the relatively short and sharp format of the tournament means interest in it remains relatively constant. It's an extraordinary knack he has of making a pressurised situation appear anything but. At the other end, Mustafizur Rahman troubled Dhawan outside the off stump, before inducing a loose shot from Ajinkya Rahane - pushed down to No 3 on Tuesday - and disturbing his stumps via the inside edge. Read More »

Pakistan can beat India in Champions Trophy: Younis Khan


Tamim Iqbal, who has been closely involved in the team's rise as an One-day International (ODI) force, said they have worked to get to a level where oppositions are wary of them. Trent Boult and Tim Southee spearhead a potent Kiwi bowling attack. "I firmly believe this is the most talented group of players I've ever played with". Read More »

Golden State Warriors: Favorites in Las Vegas

Golden State , they've been the best team in our league for the last three years, and then they added an MVP. He will have to wait for more tests until the swelling goes down, he said. After the Cavs captured the Eastern Conference title Thursday in Boston , forward Richard Jefferson said "barring injury or something cataclysmic", the Cavs expected to meet the Warriors in the Finals . Read More »

David Wagner to ring best man Klopp when playoff win sinks in


Terriers manager David Wagner also fancied humiliating Holloway, highlighting his comments during a post-match interview after Christopher Schindler scored the winning penalty in the shootout. It was an astonishing blunder, but Huddersfield's failure to turn their dominance into a tangible reward wasn't so surprising as 22 of their 25 regular-season wins this season were by a single-goal margin. Read More »

Tiger Woods arrested in Florida for DUI


The Predators continued to press and they were rewarded on the power play when Roman Josi's shot from the point changed direction and banked off Sissons' knee at the top of the crease and behind Murray. The Penguins started sustaining more pressure and limiting the Predators. Bonino notched his second of the night into an empty-net with 1:02 left to clinch the victory. Read More »

Huddersfield boss Wagner plans chat with Klopp

Jaap Stam could not hide his disappointment after watching his Reading side lose the Championship play-off final on penalties to Huddersfield Town , but he was keen to praise the effort of his players on such a high-pressure occasion. Read More »

History on the line for the Pittsburgh Penguins in upcoming Game 7


The Predators beat the Blackhawks, the Blues and the Ducks en route to the Western Conference crown. The victor ill go on to face the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Finals . The last 10 minutes of the first period looked like a continuous power play , with the Penguins dominating zone time and scoring at will en route to a 4-0 lead. Read More »

Cavaliers arrive in The Bay for NBA Finals trilogy


But that is not the case with Stephen Curry . And as good as Draymond is defensively, to me his greatest strength is his passing. It's a mishap he's not proud of. But finding the right balance is what he's striving to flawless. And you know what? "Plus you've got a rubber match in that they will play three Finals in a row and each has won one", said Dorfman. Read More »

Fernando Alonso Thanks US Media With Indy 500 Photo-Op Everybody Wanted


Dixon was unhurt after a frightening crash with Jay Howard on Lap 53 in which Dixon's auto went airborne and hit the inside SAFER Barrier between Turns 1 and 2. "Back in 2013 when I won at Long Beach, I went back (to Japan ) and held a press conference", Sato said. As a consolation, at the end of his media conference yesterday, flanked by McLaren boss Zak Brown, Alonso raised a half pint carton of milk and gracefully thanked the media before the room broke into laughter. Read More »

Wenger meets Kroenke for talks, Arsenal to make announcement Wednesday

The Daily Telegraph says Conte has a drawn up a list of transfer targets that includes Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez , Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko and Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk. It's the board who has to decide who will lead the club in the future. And on the same day Thomas Tuchel leaves Borussia Dortmund! They all finished third or higher in their respected leagues, and they may not want to come to a club where the owners are not willing to ... Read More »

Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics

With LeBron James needing 28 points to pass Michael Jordan (5,987 points) for first place on the all-time postseason scoring list, the Cleveland Cavaliers star elaborated on his personal pursuit of Jordan's legacy. Cleveland was down 43-33 when Bron was forced to leave the game. Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 42 points as they take a commanding 3-1 series lead. Read More »

Barca expected to confirm Valverde today

Valverde also inspired Athletic Bilbao to win their first silverware in three decades after the Los Leones defeated Barcelona with a 5-1 to win the 2015 Spanish Super Cup . "As a coach Valverde has a wealth of experience in Spain and overseas. Also, he is passionate about applying technology to both training and matches". Read More »

Denver Post cuts ties with sports writer over Indy 500 tweet


With a little more experience, it could become a mighty challenge. On Sunday, Sato powered past Helio Castroneves with five laps to run, then had to hold off the Brazilian, who looked poised to retake the lead. Dixon however, managed to survive the crash, but the incident caused the red flag to come out bringing in the first of many caution periods in the race. Read More »

LeBron has no fear for Warriors' 'Famous Four'


He'll have the Cavs ready, and they can also count on him to keep them relaxed. What James cared about more was that the Cavs earned the right to defend their National Basketball Association title in a third consecutive meeting with the Golden State Warriors . Read More »

South Africa wins toss, opts to field in 1st ODI


Ali, who was left out of England's preceding 2-0 series win over Ireland, made his name as a top-order batsman but now comes in much later for England . " England are Champions Trophy favourites and that comes with a bit of pressure but we all have a bit of pressure - we're all contenders to win". Read More »

Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win FA Cup

Sometimes I think it could be tiredness, ' Conte said. Thus ended Chelsea's hopes of securing a double this season, while Arsenal got a trophy to dress up what has been an otherwise dismal season by the club's standards . Ramsey did not touch the ball, allowing Sanchez to run through and slot in. Internationals - In Germany's 1-0 win away to England in November 2013, Mertesacker scored the only goal through a header. Read More »

LeBron James, Cavaliers ready for challenge against beastly Warriors

That's what observers expect every night in The Finals . We had to earn it.' And both teams had to do the same thing. "Mike's been awesome. It's an awkward situation, again this is so unique", Kerr said. They're a flawless 12-0 and are firing on all cylinders. Are you SURE they're not the favorites? "We're trying to repeat, which is so hard to do". "You talk about longevity and being able to play at a high level for a long period of time, I've been fortunate enough to be able to do that ... Read More »

NBA Finals: Steve Kerr not ready to coach Warriors

Through 12 playoff games , Green only has one technical. It's simple for Golden State , we know KD and Steph will show up, but everyone on the team has to be at their best in the Finals because Cleveland certainly will be. LeBron and the gang won't go quietly, however, so don't be surprised if this series goes the seven games once again. Unsurprisingly, according to Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving , he and the team have been waiting for Cavs-Warriors. Read More »

Cavaliers set up NBA Finals rematch against Warriors

LeBron James is averaging 32.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists a game , Love is playing some of his best basketball since arriving in Cleveland and Kyrie Irving is fresh off a conference finals in which he put up 25.8 points a night against the Boston Celtics . Read More »

Penguins take opener on Stanley Cup Final

After Nick Bonino scored at 19:43 of the first period , the Penguins did not register another shot on goal until Guentzel scored on a wrister from the right circle, a fabulous transition play from Matt Cullen. Just one player on Nashville's roster, Mike Fisher , has championship round experience - and he is not even confirmed to be in the lineup for Game One. Read More »

Penguins thwart Predators comeback attempt, take Game 1 5-3

The squishy mass went splat at the blue line - and thankfully nobody anxious about challenging whether it was offside. Who played well in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final? Guentzel snapped an eight-game goalless drought to help the defending champions escape after blowing a three-goal lead. Read More »

Alonso: Indy 500 pole was possible

Sunday's race will be the 101st running of the Indy 500 . Alonso is skipping Sunday's F1 Monaco Grand Prix in order to compete at Indy, with Jenson Button replacing him in a woefully underperforming McLaren. Will Power was Team Penske's top qualifier on the 21/2-mile oval. Bourdais, the four-time Champ Car champion, will likely miss the rest of the season, the team said Sunday. Read More »

Ramsey not only man to hit cup victor twice

Fabregas came on for Nemanja Matic on the hour-mark but could not turn the match which sprung into life through Alexis Sanchez's controversial early opener. Echoes of Drogba Ramsey is not the only player to have scored the winning goal twice, three years apart (2014 and 2017); Didier Drogba did the same (2007 and 2010 for Chelsea ). Read More »

Preds encouraged despite Game 1 loss in Stanley Cup Final

But as you can imagine, they lost some starch with the lost goal. The Penguins will be better in Game 2, for no other reason than they can't possibly be any worse. That one opportunity came for Guentzel, and then the Penguins firmly shut the door on the game with Bonino's empty-netter with 1:02 remaining. It seemed like we were coming off checks and giving them time and space with a little bit of separation. Read More »

Jon Lester moving the Chicago Cubs on his back

Hendricks (4-2) - 3-1 over his last six starts with an ERA of 1.96 - gave up two runs and five hits. The Giants have high expectations for Moore, in his second season with the club after an August 1 trade a year ago. CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs have promoted reliever Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa, adding another left-hander to their bullpen. Quintana is now 2-6 with a 4.82 ERA this season. Read More »