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3000 to sweep series vs. Golden State Warriors

Durant will get to prove his detractors wrong if he succeeds in leading the Warriors over a determined Cleveland gang. Steph Curry has talked about wanting to do something about the Cavs' fun . Those supposed cases will obviously matter very little once the games get underway and one team or the other proves their superiority, but it's fun to speculate beforehand anyway. Read More »

National Basketball Association 2K17 predicts Warriors beat the Cavs with Game 7 blowout


And since 2000, the NBA Finals has pumped out a 36-48-5 O/U count (57 percent Unders). So I don't really think about it much. LeBron James had 13 points and five rebounds in the quarter for Cleveland, playing all 12 minutes. The Cavs, on the other hand, are the best third quarter team in the playoffs with a +25.8 net rating. "They improved their starting lineup, but their bench is not what it was". Read More »

No pressure for Champions Trophy clash against India: Sarfraz Ahmed

A green-tinged pitch did not find favour with England captain Eoin Morgan but even on more placid surfaces the issue of how best to bat under grey skies, which can often set in all day in England , as many a cold fan knows, remains. They could add extra firepower by including Chris Lynn, who shot to worldwide prominence earlier this year with a sensational Indian Premier League campaign, averaging almost 50 for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Read More »

We're prepared to face India: Azhar Ali

The pockets of flag-waving Bangladesh fans in the ground cheered every run wildly, although their team made a cautious start. West Indies were not able to qualify for the tournament as they failed to make it into top eight in the ICC rankings. Read More »

NBA Finals Game 1: Warriors vs. Cavs GameThread

She was wearing her usual Golden State themed sweater. "The whole underdog thing is amusing to me, because, yeah, at the end of the day we are defending our title", Love told reporters. James is 3-4 overall in the best-of-seven series , losing his first appearance 10 years ago, but has become the only man to lead two different clubs into the finals 4 times . Read More »

NBA commissioner would prefer more competition

Game 2 is Sunday in Oakland. "They're the best I've ever seen", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. We knew which teams were meeting in June. Once in the first half, despite seven days off coming into Thursday, the camera lingered on James after something went against the Cavaliers. Read More »

IndyCar driver Scott Dixon, retired driver Dario Franchitti robbed at Taco Bell

Four-time IndyCar Series champion and three-time Indy 500 victor Dario Franchitti was robbed at a Taco Bell drive-thru with Indy 500 pole-sitter Scott Dixon , according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Dixon's first lap at an average speed of 374.32kmh also was the fastest since Luyendyk's record lap of 382.22kmh in 1996. "One of the things I've seen with Fernando is his attention to detail", three-time Indy 500 victor Dario Franchitti told CNN. Read More »

NBA Finals Game 1: Warriors lead 60-52 at the half

The Golden State Warriors will be out to avenge last year's championship series defeat as they tip off the 2017 NBA Finals as solid home favorites against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 on Thursday . "I don't feel like we're underdogs". - The Warriors enter the Finals with a ideal 12-0 record this postseason, the first team ever to accomplish that feat since the National Basketball Association switched to their current playoff format in 2003. Read More »

Durant, Curry lead Warriors over Cavaliers in Finals opener

For the third consecutive year, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are facing off with the title on the line. This is the first time in National Basketball Association history teams have met in three straight Finals. For the past couple of years Curry and the Warriors have completely torn up the record books on shooting from deep. He is often seen on the court and sidelines yelling at his teammates to motivating them. Read More »

Quiz: Who should you root for in the NBA Finals?

It's natural. Beat the guys who beat you. While there was only a gentle drama leading up to this matchup, there should be a lot of action in this series . "I got a promotion when I got to the 30s". It doesn't matter that LeBron is the erratic free throw shooter while Durant's shimmy motion rarely fails him. Read More »

Root stars in England win

Opener Tamim Iqbal struck a superb 128 for Bangladesh and Mushfiqur Rahim added 79 as they finished on 305-6 from their 50 overs - Liam Plunkett the pick of the England bowlers, taking 4-59. If Bangladesh sensed an opening, they were to be disappointed. "One of the strongest parts of reinforcing the way that we play and the freedom in which we play with is backing that up with selection", he explained. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton not looking to be Mercedes' No 1 driver

Vettel was suitably impressed with his victory. But when you are controlling the Monaco Grand Prix from the front in the fastest vehicle, you have to be some dunderhead to pit the leader and turn him into the runner-up. "I guess there's some reason for everything that happens in life, but we'll have to see". The slightly longer stint Vettel got out of his tyres made the difference. Read More »

Hunter Strickland suspended 6 games, Bryce Harper 4


San Francisco Giants including George Kontos (70) and Mac Williamson (51) assist in escorting Hunter Strickland off the field after a brawl with the Washington Nationals in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 29, 201. LEADING OFF: Discipline on deck for Harper-Strickland brawl. That's a pretty basic admission from Strickland: I'd rather hit Harper than get homered on again. Read More »

Cavs-Warriors Game 1 highlights: Kevin Durant is dunking all over Cleveland


No major sports team from Cleveland has won a championship since - well, a year ago around this time . The victor will be able to claim dominance in the NBA's most recent burgeoning rivalry. The Cavs are now 63-32 overall, 27-21 on the road and 44-47-4 against the spread. Total viewership for the 2017 playoffs is up over previous year, despite a high number of blowouts and predictable outcomes - particularly in the Western Conference, where Golden State swept through its bracket with 16 ... Read More »

Watch NBA Finals Game 1

Also, he was asked during his group session with reporters if he still tries to prove doubters wrong - the Warriors are heavily favored in the series - and he said "no, I'm not in that department anymore". By this, I mean a Cleveland team with a player who is in the debate for the greatest of all time . and he's from Northeast Ohio! The Cavaliers were finally able to win their first National Basketball Association championship in franchise history in 2016. Read More »

Warriors smash Cavaliers in NBA Finals opener

Los Angeles Police Department officer Aareon Jefferson told CNN that they had received a call Wednesday morning to say that the n-word had been painted on the Cleveland Cavaliers star's gate. "I don't really think you need extra motivation to do that". Kevin Durant's quest for a title: Without question, the most pressure of this series lies on Durant. Read More »

NY leadership to honour Paris Accord with executive orders

He said he would consider re-entry if the US could get a better deal. In an interview on Thursday, the president of the World Coal Association, Benjamin Sporton, told Reuters that he had mixed feelings about Trump's announcement , adding he was eager to see a USA policy that actively promotes a place for coal in the global energy mix. Read More »

Mike Brown expects to coach Warriors in Game 1

Brown has twice been the head coach of the Cavaliers. He first came on board in 2005 before getting the pink slip in 2010. Maybe Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut would be involved in this scenario, and they'd be trying to live down last year's disappointments. Read More »

Durant may take less money to keep Warriors intact


The Cavs are also more well-rounded than they were in the previous two trips to the finals . Unbelievably, this already-loaded Warriors' roster from past year - led by Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green - got better by adding superstar Kevin Durant . Read More »

'Hate Is Living Every Day,' LeBron James Says After Racist Graffiti Incident

The NBA hasn't had a championship series in which both teams reached The Finals with one loss or fewer in the playoffs since the 1950s, when teams played far fewer postseason games before The Finals. "I'm sure LeBron probably thinks he could play better, and you tip your hat off to KD". Hate in America, especially for African Americans, is living every day. Read More »

Warriors look to avenge Finals loss


The Warriors are making history of their own by being the first team in the National Basketball Association to sweep the playoffs through three rounds, with a ideal 12-0 record entering the finals .The Cleveland Cavaliers were not far off with a 12-1 record after sweeping the Indiana Pacers , the Toronto Raptors and losing only one game to the Boston Celtics in game 3. Read More »

Let's re-live the Warriors blowing a 3-1 lead, with Lego

With the Finals beginning on Thursday, Alabama basketball coach Avery Johnson and Kentucky coach John Calipari were asked on Wednesday at SEC spring meetings who they thought would win the series. James became the first player to lead an NBA Finals in every major statistical category with 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 8.9 assists, 2.6 steals and 2.3 blocked shots a game past year. Read More »

Cavs-Warriors trilogy picks up where it left off

Will it be the starters or the bench that make the difference in this year's finals? The grumbling has accompanied the Cleveland Cavaliers' and Golden State Warriors' respective romps through the postseason. Both teams were in the top five in terms of transition efficiency this season, but Cleveland in particular has risen to the top in this year's playoffs. Read More »

LeBron James speaks out on racism after graffiti attack

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will meet in their third consecutive NBA Finals , but that doesn't mean that either team is a dynasty. When they're bad , you still might lose, just because they have several players who can hit half a dozen threes in just three minutes if everything goes right. Read More »

Warriors and Cavaliers meet for third straight year

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are four wins away from repeating as National Basketball Association champions in what may go down as one of the greatest championship showdowns ever, but standing in their way is a sharpshooting Golden State Warriors team that beat them in the 2015 Finals . Read More »

NBA Finals pick up where they left off

I guess the nation is excited. When the Warriors imported Kevin Durant in the offseason after falling one game short of repeating as National Basketball Association champs, most observers across the sports landscape made them the favorites. Read More »

Rubber Match: 2017 Finals vs. 2015 and 2016 Finals


Never has there been a team composed of four of the top 25 players in the National Basketball Association before these Warriors . The Warriors won the franchise's first title in 40 years in 2015 and then blew a 3-1 lead last year to put a sour ending on a record-breaking 73-win season. Read More »

Valverde signs contract to become Barcelona coach


Valverde, who played for Barca for nearly 30 years, stepped down as Athletic Bilbao boss two weeks back. "When a team like FC Barcelona calls you, you don't have to think about it too much". It was Barcelona's worst season under Luis Enrique, despite winning two titles, the Spanish Super Cup and the Copa del Rey. Asked about Messi, he said: "It's a unique experience to be able to coach Messi". Read More »

Le PSG s'offre un 3e titre d'affilée — Coupe de France


Revivez en images la remise du trophée au PSG , samedi au Stade de France. L'attaquant Uruguayen du PSG aime les finales de Coupe de France . La dernière fois que les Parisiens ont été dominés dans cette épreuve, c'était en 16e de finale contre Montpellier , au Parc, en 2014 (1-2). Read More »

Woakes to miss remainder of Champions Trophy?

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal slammed his career's 9th ODI ton in the opening match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 against England . Liam Plunkett (four for 59) was England's banker with the ball here, after Woakes left the field having bowled only two overs, but a longer-term replacement may well be required over the next two-and-a-half weeks. Read More »

What to watch for in NBA Finals

He is always surprising to those of us who met him when he was in high school, in the expansion of his game, the persistence of his hunger, the scope of his dominance, and the breadth, depth and eloquence of his social conscience. Brown does acknowledge the matchup against Cleveland is a little ironic. Unless you're talking about the new Twin Peaks, which I am totally all in on and can go DEEP on many theories. Read More »