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Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors - 6/4/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


In Game 1 of the NBA Finals , the Warriors threw everyone they could to stop it. "We're just going to have to dig our feet in and be able to guard the basketball", guard Irving said after Thursday's opener. They want to get physical, contest shots, somehow find a way to get Golden State out of its groove. Cleveland was held to just 34.9 percent shooting in the first meeting. Read More »

Rihanna in Matthew Adams Dolan at the NBA Finals Game 1


The alleged incident came Thursday toward the end of Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers . In the third quarter they began treating the Cavaliers just like the teams they faced before them. One advanced stat showed that the players guarded by Thompson shot a combined 1-for-12 when he was covering them. Read More »

True champion: Ronaldo helps Real Madrid make history

We played very well in the first half, we thought we had enough to win the game", the 39-year-old said . "I have two or three days to rest and after we have a qualifying game for Portugal and the Confederations Cup", Ronaldo said after being presented with the Man of the Match award by his former manager at Manchester United , Alex Ferguson. Read More »

Durant powers Warriors rout over Cavs in Finals opener

Although Durant scored 38 points in the Golden State Warriors' 113-91 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers , much of the attention was shifted towards a celebrity sitting courtside. "You come out and play well in Game 2, everybody will forget about Game 1". The Cavaliers committed 20 turnovers, eight of them by playmaker James on a night where he had 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists. Read More »

Kohli: No problems between me and Kumble


An Indo-Pak clash is always rated cricket's most high-profile fixture but Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur insisted that they are "completely calm" ahead of their Champions Trophy opener against the arch-rivals. "They are definitely in the top bracket", said former left-handed batsman. "I am thankful to the Almighty that he helped me score in both the innings and most importantly the team needed those runs", reminisced Yousuf. Read More »

Gordon Hayward picks the Warriors in the NBA Finals


Kevin Durant had an outstanding 38 points in his first Finals game since 2012 and first with the Golden State Warriors . The Warriors scored 56 points in the paint. "I'm just trying to play possession by possession", Thompson said. Golden State had 11 first-half dunks in all, the most of any team in any Finals half in 20 years, Durant leading the way. Read More »

Zidane joy as Madrid reign supreme


It was the only high point for Juventus on a night when the Italian champion was outclassed in its quest for a first European title in 21 years. The victory was the twelfth title for Real Madrid in the team's Champions League history. He said: "We are disappointed". However, in the second half , Real came out with a totally different mindset and the game slipped from Juve's hands. Read More »

Penguins lose special teams battle, game to Nashville

The Predators had a week off after eliminating the Anaheim Ducks in six but still stand to benefit from the schedule, which provides two days between games every time there's travel involved. He's also pulled within one point of Ciccarelli and Ville Leino's (Philadelphia) all-time rookie scoring record of 21 points in a single playoff. On Nashville's first power play of the game, Roman Josi got through Matt Murray on a shot from the top of the right circle. Read More »

Warriors' Kevin Durant Wanted To Marry Rihanna When He Was Younger

Seven points, three rebounds, two steals, a block and an assist in 24 minutes. Saturday, on the eve of Game 2, Thompson gave a succinct assessment of his personal performance. "They will be way more physical". "They capitalized. And we get a couple days to see what they did and see what we did wrong and how we can be better in game two". Read More »

No problem with Anil Kumble, people making up issues: Virat Kohli

Birmingham , Jun 3 India captain Virat Kohli today termed the worry about getting a flawless bowling combination in place as a "good headache" to have going into ICC Champions Trophy opener against Pakistan here tomorrow. There are all kinds of possibilities. "We've got an off-spinner [Shoaib Malik]". Pakistan has its team sorted out as their players were not part of the IPL played recently, something the Indian team doesn't have the luxury of. Read More »

Amla, Tahir lead SAfrica past Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy

De Villiers appeared briefly here before spooning a catch to midwicket via a genuinely horrendous shot - a wild splay-footed pull off something flat and short from Seekkuge Prasanna. Amla scored 103 off 115 balls with five fours and two sixes while his partner du Plessis made 75 from 70 balls with six boundaries. It was his fifth ODI hundred against Sri Lanka . Read More »

Curry throws shade at Rihanna when asked if Warriors play her music

Curry, whose pregame rituals have drawn plenty of eyes over the past few years, said he added something that he calls a "Karate Kid-type balance" drill that he picked up from Durant and Steve Nash, another former two-time MVP who works for the Warriors as a player development consultant. Read More »

Predators roll to first Stanley Cup Final victory

On Thursday, the All-Star defenseman channeled Mark Messier, who backed up his own guarantee of a Rangers' win against New Jersey in the 1994 Eastern Conference finals. Suddenly, Nashville was on top - and they never trailed again. Also, goaltender Pekka Rinne will likely be starting, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports . Read More »

Cavs vow more aggressive, decisive play against Warriors

Beaten past year by Cleveland's historic comeback, the Warriors will try to avenge that defeat and get back on top when they face the Cavaliers again, the first time two teams have met three straight times in the NBA Finals . Being outshot is nothing new for the Cavaliers. "We kept fighting and fighting, but they never looked back", he said. At 82 games the National Basketball Association regular season is one of sports' most grueling slogs. Read More »

Is Kevin Durant the best all-around player in the NBA Finals?


With Golden State having home court the last three years, we know it's going to be tough. Walton quietly (he isn't giving quotes to the media about it, it's just come out) supporting his friend and mentor through such a hard time is offers a reminder of why there is basically no one on the planet with a bad word to say about him. Read More »

Pakistan can spring a surprise, says Virat Kohli


I wouldn't be too disappointed if I disappeared around the field if I stuck to my plan and executed it". All you can do is focus on your skills, which anyway you should do as a team . "The players don't lose sleep over this match with Pakistan ". When I don't think, I can carry on with life. Unless the two play again, in the final on June 18, this could well be the match of the tournament. Read More »

Sportswriter loses job after 'disrespectful' Indy 500 tweet


Six cars never seemed to spread the team too thin, and the main issue facing Andretti Autosport was the reliability of its Honda engines. He took the trophy after badly crashing his vehicle in the same race in 2012. "We avoided disaster and we almost got (win) No. 4". "I knew I could do it". The 40-year-old, once the butt of jokes in Formula One after several high-speed crashes, roared to victory Sunday to claim one of motor racing's biggest prizes, holding off Brazil's three-time ... Read More »

Downtown packed for Stanley Cup Final debut in Nashville

On this night, the defending Stanley Cup champions looked beatable for the first time in almost a couple weeks. He scored one goal and Game 1 and two goals in Game 2 , netting the game winners in both. Someone couldn't wait for Martina McBride to become the latest country star to sing the national anthem before tossing the first catfish onto the ice during warm-ups. Read More »

Del Potro praises 'smart' Murray

I'm working things out whilst I'm playing the matches, and that's the really, really important part of my game, making adjustments. I would love to win and get to the fourth round of the French, and especially win that type of match in the fifth set like that. Read More »

Real Madrid reign supreme on record-breaking night as Juventus challenge fades


Zidane opted to leave Gareth Bale out of the starting lineup even though the Cardiff native was fully recovered from his injuries. "This becomes easier thanks to the family we have formed together". "And there will be no problems". Real's Toni Kroos was in awe of his team-mate Ronaldo. "This season has been fantastic again - we've won the league and the Champions League". Read More »

We have to bowl India out, says Arthur

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has admitted that India hold a "slight edge" going into their Champions Trophy match against Pakistan at Edgbaston on Sunday. "The way they played in both the warm-up games , the batsmen are in good form, but the bowlers have been very ruthless", the former right-handed batsman added. Read More »

Cavs try to adjust on both ends after Game 1 beating

His performance dipped dramatically in Game 6 and 7, particularly on the defensive end. Golden State had 11 first-half dunks in all, the most of any team in any Finals half in 20 years, Durant (six) leading the way. They were able to get out in transition and score easy baskets. They were going on a run and he picks up a foul and gets to the line. Being outshot is nothing new for the Cavaliers . Read More »

NBA Finals predictions: Warriors to sweep LeBron, Cavaliers?

But the Cavaliers came back from a 3-1 deficit past year, winning the title in seven games. Green and the Warriors will attempt to parlay that energy into a Game 1 win Thursday night when things get underway from Oracle Arena (9 p.m. The Warriors have dealt with adversity - particularly Durant's knee injury and coach Steve Kerr 's absence caused by his ongoing back problems. "So I think how the fans are treated since they drive this whole business, and they generate these vast sums of ... Read More »

Bryn Gatland tops father Warren at Lions' opening match


The Lions had been expected to withstand an early onslaught before grinding down the side composed of players from New Zealand's semi-professional provincial competition. The British and Irish Lions only arrived in Auckland on Wednesday, just three days before the first of their 10-Test tour. "He caused us a few problems, particularly with his kicking game, and they came with so much innovation and doing things a little differently, and that definitely put us under some pressure in that ... Read More »

Finals pick up where they left off with Cavaliers-Warriors III


Golden State's offense is in better shape with a healthy Curry and Durant taking Harrison Barnes' spot. So, what needs to happen in order for the Golden State Warriors to claim a second NBA Championship in three years? "They got downhill, got to the spots where they wanted to go", forward Kevin Love said . Read More »

Real Madrid: Streaming Juventus Turin


De plus, la Vieille Dame entraînée par Massimiliano Allegri aura à cœur d'ajouter une troisième Ligue des Champions à son palmarès après 1985 et 1996. Face au Real Madrid , les Bianconeri ne devront faire aucun complexe. Au coup d'envoi, les deux entraîneurs ont fait appel à leur équipe type. Read More »

Unknown Barbarians happy to fly under radar against Lions


Stamp will also produce all the digital content for the team's social media channels, keeping fans connected to the squad throughout the tour. "We've known about the schedule for 12 months and it's hard to change that". While they struggled to get to grips with each other and the BaaBaas as a team Hogg imploded as he was skinned by Inga Finau and bull-dozed over. Read More »

Up 2-0, Penguins hope to play better

The cheering. How loud it is. That's how the Penguins won the Cup a year ago, following this exact pattern in beating the San Jose Sharks. His absence from the ice in the minutes ahead of Game 3 revealed the degree of Bonino's injury , something coach Mike Sullivan declined to disclose during the previous 48 hours. Read More »