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Steve Kerr could make a return during the 2017 NBA Finals

But my family is safe and that's what is important". However, make no mistake, Coach Kerr is constantly involved in the background working with Brown and others even though he can not physically be on the sidelines. Don't let it overtake what's at stake, but you can feel a little redemption if you want. "And hopefully I give them enough life skills throughout their journey where, when they're ready to fly, they can fly on their own". Read More »

Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in the NBA Finals

MyBookie sportsbook opened the Warriors as -6.5-point favorites versus the Cavaliers , while the game's total opened at 226. They have the two of the most recent MVPs in Steph Curry and Kevin Durant as well as two other All-NBA players in Draymond Green and Klay Thompson . Read More »

Captain Morgan will not rob Roy of England opening spot

ENG vs BAN Match 1 Prediction: After 2015th World cup at the group stage, England and Bangladesh facing each other in the 50 over cricket now at ICC Champions Trophy 2017 . Whoever features, Bayliss is still confident England , who had won eight successive ODIs before their Bank Holiday collapse at headquarters, will be major players as they take on the world at home. Read More »

VVS Laxman Backs Government Decision To Not Play Cricket With Pakistan

It is certainly with the bat where England have the greatest strength in depth, an explosive opening partnership of Alex Hales and Jason Roy well balanced with the more measured yet equally risky Joe Root and Eoin Morgan following behind and that's before Stokes, Jos Buttler or Moeen Ali have faced a ball. Read More »

Pontus Aberg could be next Predators spark plug

Johansen is out for the remainder of the playoffs. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed two or more goals in 11 of their last 12 games. "I also thought Gaudreau was excellent considering how little he played for us". "We've got to do a better job maintaining what we want to do with our game plan, because they played hard tonight". And then the game started and the Ducks lost their starting goalie after the first period. Read More »

Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home

I'm not into lopsided games. He doesn't have to. Third time's the charm. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Boston Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko (8) during the second half in game four of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Read More »

Pens strike back, 1-1 in Game 2 vs Predators

NOTES: Penguins C Matt Cullen left in the first period briefly after being hit from behind into the boards by Predators D Matt Irwin. "It's fun. We're excited". "I don't know, when you're hurt, you're still putting in long days", Murray said. So we just thought if we cut his minutes we would get more productive minutes. Read More »

Richard Jefferson Says Warriors Lacked Composure When They Lost 2016 NBA Finals

This year he almost played in every regular-season game (77 of 82) along with every playoff game. James has called Golden State a "juggernaut" but the Warriors aren't buying all that talk. They were underdogs in that series as well, and ended up winning. It's really not much more complicated than that. Making a case for the Cavs to win the Finals is a little bit more hard than making a case for the Dubs. Read More »

Neither Penguins nor Predators happy heading into Game 2

He then hid the fish in his compression shorts when he entered PPG Paints Arena. They get outshot (38-27 in this game), they get outplayed for large stretches, but they still win thanks to some high-level scoring and quality goaltending. We're leaving them odd-man rushes. That make sense. But the other two are baffling. After going 12-4 with a 1.70 goals-against average and.941 save percentage through the first three rounds, leading the National Hockey League in the major statistical ... Read More »

LeBron James' Brentwood home vandalized, spray-painted with racial slur

Among active NBA players, only Utah's Joe Johnson has played in more play-off games (112) without playing in the NBA Finals than Korver (104) or West (95). Whether they ran out of gas or simply lacked the urgency, they let off the throttle. 12 - The Warriors are the first team in National Basketball Association history to win their first 12 games in a single postseason. Read More »

Warriors do not need to be perfect to beat Cavs

He has led Golden State to 10 straight wins to make it the first team in National Basketball Association history to open a postseason 12-0. He's going to get other players involved in the scoring by passing the ball off. In 1971, the Warriors moved across San Francisco Bay to Oakland, and changed their geographic name to Golden State to symbolize the entire state of California. Read More »

Penguins seek weird 'bounce back' from Game 1 win

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He still gives them the best chance to win. If that Predator's shot hadn't hit the crossbar and had instead gone in, Guentzel's goal would have been a game-tier, not a game-winner. But when the Pens fire only 12 pucks at him and five end up in net, there unquestionably is room for improvement. Clearing attempts were knocked down or outright swiped, tilting the ice heavily in front of Murray. Read More »

The NBA's biggest stars share the spotlight with their brothers

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Still, nobody could rule out Cleveland's chances given what happened past year. One, James is the best player alive and his entire motivation now seems to revolve around collecting more rings. Forty-seven days after the playoffs began, we get the main event. "What happened in the past in my mind doesn't really count now unless we go out and finish the deal", Thompson said. Read More »

NBA Eastern Conference Finals

Isaiah Thomas emerged as a superior scoring threat, Al Horford provided leadership and versatility, and the team won 53 games to earn the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. It's not like the Celtics haven't had great games in the postseason, it's a matter of consistency. One year later, Brendan officially took over the Morning Sports with Rob & Lisa, giving updates on Local High School Sports News Tuesdays through Fridays. Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers: 2017 NBA Draft Lottery results

However, the Sacramento Kings ended up swapping their pick with them, allowing Philadelphia to pick up the third overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft on June 22. 6, " Vogel stressed. Many consider this year's draft to be very deep. With the draft still over a month away, things could get quite interesting for the Lakers. Read More »

Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 5/31/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Then it's way too much . Jake Guentzel has gotten use to this. The Predators did not give up when they were down 3-0 in Game 1, and they certainly don't have the makeup of a team that's going to quit after the Game 1 loss. The Predators had 38 shots to the Penguins' 27, but Rinne allowed four goals on 25 shots and got the hook in favor of backup Juuse Saros in the third period. Read More »

No. 1 Kerber bows out of French Open

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The double Wimbledon champion, who required almost four hours of surgery on the tendons and nerves in her left playing hand after being stabbed by an intruder during a burglary at her apartment in the Czech city of Prostejov in December , breezed past American Julia Boserup 6-3, 6-2 in front of her parents and brothers on Court Philippe Chatrier. Read More »

Thanks to Google now we know which states really can't spell

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In West Virginia and CT, people oddly searched most for the spelling of " supercalifragilisticexpialidocious ", and people in Wisconsin struggled most with the word "Wisconsin". Nine of the Ohioans were among 103 spellers disqualified by missing words during Wednesday's onstage competition The rest didn't score high enough on a written test administered Tuesday to proceed. Read More »

Meet The Nashville Fan Who Threw A Catfish On The Ice

After starting the playoffs with 10 goals in his first 11 games, he went through an eight-game goal-scoring drought that almost made him a healthy scratch heading into Game 1 of this series when Patric Hornqvist was ready to return to the lineup. Read More »

Piittsburgh Penguins Win Weird in Game One of 2017 Stanley Cup Finals

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Matt Murray made 23 saves. Pittsburgh RW Patric Hornqvist redirected the puck past G Juuse Saros at 6:48 of the third on a power play, but the goal was waved off after a review determined the Penguins were offside. The Nashville Predators' tradition of throwing a catfish onto the ice came to Pittsburgh for Game 1 Monday night and could get another chapter for Game 2. Read More »

Guentzel shines again as Pens pull clear of Preds in Game Two

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The Nashville Predators won the first game of each of their first three series but couldn't repeat that scenario in Game One of the Stanley Cup final . The second, a sniper shot by Penguins rookie Jake Guentzel exactly 37 minutes later, put Pittsburgh back in front to stay at 4-3. Rinne, who was last pulled on February 21, was mercifully replaced with Juuse Saros. Read More »

Sports With Littlefield: LeBron James Takes on Michael Jordan's Legacy08:34

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It was there in the eyes of Curry and guard Klay Thompson after Game 6 previous year and my guess is that look of doubt will be back if the Cavaliers even gain a split in the first two games. Swingman Matt Barnes adds more energy off the bench and rookie guard Patrick McCaw has provided another boost. Brown, who once coached James with the Cavaliers, has emphasised perseverance when dealing with James, especially since Kevin Durant will be dealing with him much of the time . Read More »

Police investigating racial vandalism at LeBron James' Los Angeles home

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So much so that Jeff Van Gundy , as knowledgeable as anyone about the NBA and who will be work the NBA Finals as a commentator, doesn't think Golden State faces much of a test. Still, the Spurs were hardly able to give Golden State any trouble at all, and that doesn't bode well for Cleveland . The most recent team prior to the Warriors to enter the NBA Finals unbeaten were the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers, having gone 11-0. Read More »

Jason Roy's England place is safe for entire Champions Trophy - Eoin Morgan

The inspirational Bangladesh captain , sitting beside the glittering piece of glory, was responding to a question of how far he was from the trophy. The fact that the prolific Jonny Bairstow is not a first choice in the ODI side would indicate that the time is now for England to claim an elusive maiden major 50-over title. Read More »

Jose Mourinho on Antoine Griezmann, Man Utd and Monaco GP

SunSport showed pictures of Mourinho asleep on an early train from London to Manchester following their 2-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace. With rumours surely to intensify surrounding Antoine Griezmann and Manchester United , the FC panel talk what the striker will bring to Old Trafford . Read More »

Penguins lead Predators 4-1 during 3rd period of Game 2

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This put Pittsburgh on a two man advantage. With the two-man advantage, Evgeni Malkin continued to make a case for the Conn Smythe Trophy by blasting a slap shot through Pekka Rinne's glove. This year, the Predators are at 51.2 percent. Pittsburgh has just two shots on five power plays and has not scored on any of them. Even on nights when they blow a three-goal lead, they go an entire period (and then some) without registering a single shot and the opponent is fresher, quicker and, ... Read More »

Perfect postseason 'doesn't matter' to Warriors' Durant

And that juggernaut will require the Cleveland Cavaliers to play airtight defense in these NBA Finals . At this rate, James could play into his mid-50s before reaching his prime. Hate in America, especially for African-Americans, is living every day. This isn't about hating on the National Basketball Association. "I saw the quote from Kevin Love that he's surprised". Read More »

Profile of Cleveland Cavaliers

He is averaging 32.5 points a game - 6.2 points a game better than previous year - along with eight rebounds and seven assists. Korver ranks second among all active players with 104 playoff games without a Finals appearance, trailing only Joe Johnson's 112 games. Read More »

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant taking NBA Finals in stride

Cleveland's offense is much improved compared to last year's edition. An unidentified person spray painted the N-word on the front gate of James' home in the Brentwood neighbourhood Wednesday morning, said Capt. "Plus you've got a rubber match in that they will play three Finals in a row and each has won one", said Dorfman. "I got a promotion when I got to the 30s". Read More »

Warriors' Draymond Green sees trash talk as defensive tool

Kyrie Irving has also reached a higher plane these playoffs, even after last season's remarkable performance late in the series to help the Cavs rally from a 3-1 deficit. We have a bigger goal in mind. "We've got to come in with a defensive mindset and I think our best defense is going to be our offense", Lue said. For Golden State, the key is making sure Green - who was suspended for the momentum-turning Game 5 defeat in 2016 - stays on task. Read More »

Warriors Beat Cavaliers in 2017 Says NBA 2K Simulation

The Warriors won the first championship matchup against the Cavaliers in 2015. So: The Warriors are 12-0 in the playoffs, the Cavaliers 12-1. He is one of the best basketball players of all-time. Green has been fantastic through three rounds this postseason, averaging 13.9 points and shooting 50 percent from the floor and 47 percent from 3-point land. Read More »

Confident James all Cavaliers may need to win

One needed to bet $220 on the Warriors to win the series to take home $100, while a $100 bet on the Cavaliers to win the series would have resulted in a $180 profit. But even after winning the championship last season, Cleveland is an even bigger underdog this time around. Curry was good in a Game 5 loss without Green, and Game 6 is when everything seemed to turn for him. Read More »

LeBron James house spray-painted in apparent hate crime

Get this stuff off my TV so I can watch bowling again. Of course not. Are you going to be excited about it, have an unbelievable feeling if you win? "We want to take it to the next series and try to be great and see what happens, but 12-0 really doesn't matter going into the next series ", Durant said. Read More »

Pens, Preds could have same lineups for Game 2 of Cup Final

Subban echoed what many have said since then that the Predators outplayed the Penguins - who didn't even get a shot on goal for 37 minutes. As a result, a Predators team that once again played well enough to win is once again shaking its head after being down 2-0 in the best-of-seven series that is slipping from its grasp. Read More »