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Steve Kerr receives standing ovation before Game 2

But James answered questions in front of his locker, instead, reassuring the gathered throng that everything was hunky. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 14 in a row during their 1992 and 1993 runs in the Stanley Cup playoffs. " Steve Kerr's a guy I respected even before he started coaching", Lue said. "We have to do a better job of being on bodies, being physical and bringing contact to the game". Read More »

Twitter reacts to Warriors' thumping of Cavaliers in Game 2

But things have changed - after missing 11 games due to complications from his long-standing back issues, Kerr will put on a suit and will coach the Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals Sunday night. It was Pachulia's physicality that really seemed to bother Tristan Thompson right from the outset of Game 1. - Covers Expert Steve Merril . Thompson said he will continue to crash the glass before worrying about retreating back on defense, even though Golden State outscored Cleveland ... Read More »

Outrage as Trump targets London mayor over attacks

Police say the investigation is progressing rapidly. The three attackers on Saturday night were wearing what looked like explosive vests that were later found to have been fake. Responses included "Going to IKEA for meatballs and maybe a rug", "I've just had some cornflakes". "Our thoughts are with all of those who died or were injured, and their loved ones as they try to come to terms with what happened", Crowther added. Read More »

Warriors vs. Cavs NBA Finals Game 2 Preview And Prediction

Well, that's sure comforting for the Cavs . Looking back on it now, Green told ESPN's Tom Rinaldi that he accepts responsibility for the team blowing a 3-1 lead to Cleveland. Former coach and player Al Attles said it was "terrific" news. "His defense was awesome", Kerr said of Durant. Curry's highlight for posterity capped an electrifying 1:22 span in the third quarter . Read More »

Cavaliers need heart, pride fewer mistakes in Finals

Durant was utterly dominant 11 months after leaving Oklahoma City last July to join the Warriors , while Curry found a groove once he removed the black sleeve from his shooting arm protecting his tender right elbow. It will be interesting to see if history repeats itself this year. As it stands, most experts are again picking the Warriors to win the finals, and with the addition of Kevin Durant in the off-season, the pick makes sense. Read More »

NHL's Penguins take 2-0 Stanley Cup lead

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If they're not better Saturday, they could be on the verge of being swept. He has five game-winners, and has been the offensive hero in each of the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final. The gap between Rinne's glove and trousers was about one puck's-width wide, but it goes to show it's never a bad idea to throw a put to the net. Every other champ since 2008 has been top four. Read More »

Cavaliers vs. Warriors 2017

With their win on Monday, the Warriors became the first ever National Basketball Association team to go 13-0 in the playoffs. If there's one element of Game 1 that gave the win to the Warriors it was the turnovers. No team could seriously challenge Golden State or the Cleveland Cavaliers during their third consecutive run-up to the NBA Finals . Game 1 it was the Cavs with this problem but with two days of film to watch and surely having had the message hammered home , the ... Read More »

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr returns for Game 2

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As well as he has played in the past, though, LeBron will need to be even better-if that's possible-for the overmatched Cavaliers to topple the Golden State Warriors in the 2017 Finals. "There's an old saying, 'You don't miss the water 'til the well runs dry, '" the 80-year-old Attles said after receiving the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award. Read More »

NBA finals Game 2: Cleveland Cavaliers v Golden State Warriors

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It all starts with Tristan Thompson for Cleveland who managed no points and just three rebounds in 22 minutes in Game One. Durant scored 38 points and dunked easily, six times in the first half alone in the Warriors' 113-91 victory in the opening clash of the best-of-seven-game series . Read More »

Kerr says he will coach Warriors for remainder of Finals

Golden State Warriors coach Mike Brown during a news conference at the Warriors practice facility on Saturday, June 3, 2017 , in Oakland , Calif. "You got to really get out here and get a chance to do it firsthand". "It's going to be a wrestling match down there, and you have to keep it going and make it tough for them and just try to wear them out", said Cavs center Tristan Thompson , held scoreless in the opener. Read More »

Draymond Green Takes Blame For Warriors' 2016 NBA Finals Defeat

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It's just us focusing that much more on the game plan and knowing how we have to play". And just I wanted to see how he became so good, the techniques, the methods that he used to work on his game. "Guys just need to settle in". "Trash. Got to be better, I watched the film [to] see what I could do". It's not for lack of effort. I'm a guy that plays hard, is physical and brings all energy. Read More »

Benintendi hits two homers as Red Sox earn split in Baltimore

He allowed three runs on six hits with nine strikeouts and just one walk over six innings. Bundy (6-4) threw 100 pitches over five innings in his fourth start this season against Boston. In his third season with the Red Sox , Rodriguez has gone 4-2 with a 3.54 ERA in 11 appearances, including 10 starts. Boston starter Rick Porcello allowed all three runs on eight hits including a pair of homers over 6.1 frames to absorb the loss. Read More »

Yankees' historic power surge helps them down Blue Jays

It also would help if Stroman can give them some innings, the way Biagini could. The Yankees are 4-1 in their last five Sunday games, and 1-5 in their last six game fours of a series. He now has 76 strikeouts and 16 walks in 68 1/3 innings this season, striking out at least seven batters in five of his last six starts. But the AL East leading Yankees (31-20) wouldn't allow it, attacking Estrada right from the start. Read More »

Amazon's Alexa thinks the NBA Finals are one big joke

Sidelined for nearly six weeks because of lingering complications from back surgery, Kerr returned to the bench for Game 2 of the National Basketball Association final on Sunday night and didn't think he'd need to give some impassioned speech to his players before he was back. Read More »

Al Attles, Hubie Brown honoured before Game 2

That effort trickled down to Stephen Curry , who picked up a triple double with 33 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in Game 2. The Cleveland coach says Kerr is someone he respected even before he started coaching and is glad Golden State has its leader back. Read More »

NBA Finals 2017 Cavs at Warriors Game 2

LeBron James has won a road game in an National Basketball Association record 29 consecutive playoff series and the Cleveland superstar must stretch that streak for the Cavaliers to defend their title. In response, the Warriors signed eight-time All Star Kevin Durant, a move that paid dividends on Thursday as the seven-foot forward put up 38 points on 14 for 26 shooting. Read More »

Warriors' Klay Thompson making up for shooting slump on defensive end

When are the rest of the games? Make no mistake, the Warriors are good, but the Cavaliers think they gave Game 1 away by turning the ball over and not communicating well on defense . Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are in a good place in the NBA Finals. Not that they're discussing it. "This is going to be a boxing match", he said. Read More »

Golden State among best teams I've seen, says LeBron James

James had previously dubbed the Spurs as his greatest foe after the Heat fell to them in five games during the 2014 NBA Finals. If I score six points and that wins us four games and the NBA Championship, I can do that every year. We will play better. We finish practice, guys get their individual sessions in, some guys come back late at night, get shots up. He attended the pregame news conference Sunday and said he had not yet told his players that he would be back coaching, though said they ... Read More »

Warriors lead 86-82 in the 3rd quarter

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Golden State, which committed just four turnovers in Game 1 , had eight in the first quarter alone but nonetheless managed to build as much as a 10-point advantage in the period. “Hes grown and stepped up and been a better player off the ball, not turning his back on the ball. They were the better team a year ago too, even with Curry limping, yet found a way to lose when the oddsmakers gave them a better chance of winning after going up 3-1 than the Atlanta Falcons had in the third quarter ... Read More »

Kerr back to coach Warriors in NBA finals

It didn't matter who I was guarding, I was trying to make it tough on them just to get a good look. "You're not going to see insane celebrations". In 2012, when Durant faced off against James' Miami Heat - a MUCH better defensive team- he casually dropped 30 points per game over the course of the five-game series . Read More »

Warriors beat Cavs 132-113, take 2-0 Finals lead

The Warriors are shooting 55 percent so far. Once Golden State got rolling, it was a raucous celebration inside of the arena. This one is looking much different. I have to bring more energy, make it tough for them. Q: They're trying to take Tristan Thompson away. "I was uncomfortable at practice the other day, and with things getting worse, I just made the decision I couldn't coach". Read More »

Warriors' Mike Brown expected to coach Game 2

Golden State leads series 1-0. As The Ringer's Bill Simmons recently noted , the finals feature arguably two of the top four forwards in National Basketball Association history. Thompson spent the night matched up at various times against LeBron James , Kevin Love , Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith and thrived in all of those situations. Read More »

Bale ends season on good note, celebrates title at home

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He has scored 406 goals in 394 games for Real Madrid; 118 in 292 for Manchester United; five in 31 for Sporting Lisbon; and also 71 in 138 games for his country, Portugal. "Having said that, you know how things are". "It's very hard to reach the Champions League final two years running, but we've done it". "We are a very good team and in the second-half we showed how good we are. Read More »

Mumbai Indians win IPL 2017 against Rising Pune Supergiant

From there each bowler contributed before Mitchell Johnson delivered the over that will be forever remembered in the annals of IPL folklore. The first four deliveries of the penultimate over from Bumrah went for just four runs but Smith hit a six and followed it with a couple to ensure Pune needed just 11 runs off the final over to be bowled by Johnson. Read More »

Chiefs release receiver Jeremy Maclin

The Kanas City Chiefs announced the release of wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on Friday night. Will the Eagles have interest in Maclin? Maclin would have a big problem dropping passes frequently, explaining the downward production. Read More »

Warriors' dunkfest a concern for Cavs

The Warriors didn't play their best in Game 1 - something members of both teams agree on - yet still cruised to a 22-point victory. James, who last month overtook Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader, was coached by current Warriors acting coach Mike Brown with the Cavaliers , who appreciates the streak and the longevity James has shown in reaching eight career NBA Finals , the last seven in a row. Read More »

Angelique Kerber falls to Ekaterina Makarova at 2017 French Open

Also on the women's side, Petra Kvitova won her first match since being stabbed during a burglary in her home in December. "I had a massage, it wasn't easy", Olivo said. Angelique Kerber is the first women's No. 1 seed to lose in the French Open's first round in the Open era. "And the expectations from me also are really big because I know what I can do and what I did previous year". Read More »

Real Madrid celebrates 12th European Cup with fans in Spain

Zidane praised his players after becoming the first manager to retain the European title since Arrigo Sacchi accomplished the feat with AC Milan in 1989 and 1990. "Buffon will still be goalie next season and Barzagli with be with us for another year. But we can improve the team". When Zidane's majestic strike flashed into the net to give Madrid victory in the 2002 Champions League final against Bayer Leverkusen, the French star must have believed he would never surpass that golden moment ... Read More »

Watch Monday's practice session for the Indianapolis 500

Alonso's rapid progress and commitment since announcing he was racing last month has drawn widespread praise from his team , IndyCar fans, rival drivers and former champions. "It's the last 40 laps of the (200-lap) race , just around that last pit stop time ". Alonso , who is skipping this year's Monaco Grand Prix to race at The Brickyard, will start from fifth place on the grid after two impressive qualifying sessions over the weekend. Read More »

Cavaliers to Increase Physicality With Warriors in Game 2

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry joked about singer Rihanna after the famous Cleveland Cavaliers fan's courtside antics during the National Basketball Association finals opener. He vowed to do his part in Game 2. For the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers , Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals was a defensive struggle in their lopsided 113-91 loss to the Golden State Warriors . Read More »

NBA Finals 2017: Warriors' Steve Kerr will coach Game 2 against Cavaliers

He had served as their head coach on two different occasions with the latter lasting just a year after he was rehired by the organization. And if anyone is capable of creating the kind of magic necessary to engineer a victory against the heavily favored Warriors, it's James, who last failed to win a road game in a playoff series when the Cavaliers lost to the Orlando Magic in six games in the 2009 Eastern Conference finals . Read More »

French Open set for new women's champ

I think for the tournament, for the crowd, for us. Mladenovic could have company in the quarterfinals, though: Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia plays her fourth-round match Monday."Twenty years ago?" "I wanted the match, and I had to dictate the game", she said. Read More »

NBA Finals 2017 Game 2

Where can I watch the livestream? I think the Cavs on Sunday will make a pointed emphasis to not letting him get so many easy attempts around the rim. I wouldn't have done my teammates any good if I wasn't just enjoying the moment.... LeBron James has eschewed being interviewed at the podium during the NBA Finals for the time being because he's grown frustrated having to wait while opposing players and coaches take questions. Read More »