Now, the Warriors did manage to cover the 6.5-point spread in Game 2 versus the Cavaliers last season, winning a 110-77 rout, but fell ATS in Game 2 of the 2015 finals, losing 95-93 to LeBron James & Co.as 7.5-point home chalk. The Celtics now have the credit of bringing the Cavaliers streak to an end. But against the Cavaliers - especially if the Warriors decide to go small and Cleveland leaves a big man on Iguodala - he must occasionally make them pay with a 3.
Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal the lead in contentious fashion after only four minutes, when referee Anthony Taylor overruled his assistant after he had flagged for offside against Aaron Ramsey. But once the game starts, and you're a fan, you stand behind the team. " Victor Moses doesn't need to apologise". And if so, will it be Wenger's last game at Arsenal? And here at Wembley, he answered the critics eloquently as Arsenal delivered an outstanding performance in an enthralling final ...
Chris Kunitz on Thursday scored 5 minutes, 9 seconds into the second overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 win over Ottawa to book their spot in the Stanley Cup Finals against the Nashville Predators . This year it is the same thing, but even more exaggerated. "It is tough. I think it's happened all series ", Sheary said. And it also happened to be the first time Kunitz had scored a game-winning goal since April 18, 2015 - which also came in the form of an overtime ...
The North's KCNA news agency reported that Kim oversaw "the successful test " at an unspecified time and place, as is customary with Pyongyang's official media, although Saturday was likely given the sequence of recent events. correspondents that the government will rapidly strengthen its nuclear strike capability as long as the United States maintains its "hostile policy" toward the country.
The Celtics have carved out their path as one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference over the next few seasons. but for now, James and the Cavaliers certainly aren't going anywhere. "I said to to myself, 'we can't tie this series, we just can't do that '". The Warriors, who beat Cleveland for the crown in 2015, swept the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals and host game one of the championship series in Oakland next Thursday.
But Wenger reacted by sending on Olivier Giroud and within a minute of coming on for Welbeck, he crossed from the byline on the left and Ramsey charged in to net the victor with a stooping header. Overall, Sanchez has been involved in an impressive 45 goals in 51 appearances for Arsenal this season . "The most important thing is the team didn't win", he said.
And there will be reminders of the Halloween party that James threw for the Cavaliers last fall, with "3-1 Lead" - a nod to what the Warriors lost in last year's Finals - prominently displayed on the drum set. Now he's four wins away from winning his first National Basketball Association championship. Fast forward a year later, and the Cavs are again headed back to the Bay Area to take on Curry and the Warriors to try and repeat as National Basketball Association champions.
Victory was rich vindication for Wenger , whose Arsenal future is due to be decided in a board meeting on Tuesday, and allowed him to salvage something from the most hard season of his 21-year tenure. While he hopes to add quality and quantity to his squad over the close season, Conte said Saturday's result should not be allowed to tarnish the memory of Chelsea's superb title triumph.
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo finished third but 72 seconds behind Vettel . Pole-sitter Hamilton dropped behind the championship leader on the run to Turn 1 and was limited to second place for the opening stint of the race . After a mid-race safety auto eroded Buemi's early lead, di Grassi charged onto the Swiss driver's tail in the closing laps, eventually finishing just 0.320sec adrift.
Manchester United were expected to bring in the youngsters as they prepare for Wednesday's Europa League final. "I don't want to think about if, if, if [they qualify for the Champions League]". "And, yeah, we'd be wishing next season that we are there". "We need to face that game with the right mentality and try to avoid mistakes as much as we can".
Mertesacker showed a mixture of composure, strength and leadership to patrol Arsenal's back three in his first start of the campaign. "I thought I was playing very, very well in the last few months", he said. "Hopefully he will be here next season". Sanchez's goal was immediately called off, with the referee's assistant signaling for offside on Aaron Ramsey and Chelsea players calling for a handball on Sanchez as he won the ball at the beginning of the play.
With each thunderous performance he adds, and this postseason has been full of them as the Cavs coasted into a rematch with the Golden State Warriors at 12-1, he draws ever closer to his idol. Cleveland: James (35 + 8 rebounds + 8 assists), Irving (24 + 7 assists), Love (15 + 11 rebounds). For the third straight year they'll face the Warriors for the crown.
ET. According to the report, the suspects are ages 14 and 15. He told reporters that Dixon didn't even have his wallet on him at the time and was forced to hand over his wife's wallet. Within minutes, an IMPD officer spotted a suspicious vehicle captured by the restaurant's surveillance camera. We were in the bus lot [where the drivers park their motorhomes] and I decided that we needed to grab dinner, and Dixon was going to buy dinner - for obvious reasons.
However, the Briton has a 15-place grid penalty for engine replacements and that is expected to lift Hamilton up to 13th. Vettel will need to get past his team-mate at some stage to win and believes he could have snatched pole but for some overzealous driving.
Before the game was over, James had broken the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list - racking up a career postseason total of 5,995 points and bumping His Airness Michael Jordan down to No. "If not, we'll wait until next summer and see where we go". Surgery or not, Thomas is confident that he will return to his MVP level of last season when he next hits the floor.
That's all I can give you right now". (Love was out due to a shoulder injury he suffered after getting tangled up with Kelly Olynyk in Game 4 of the first round.) The Warriors would go on to defeat the Cavs in six games, securing the franchise's fourth championship.
James started 20 matches and played for 1,824 minutes this season, while Morata has started 19 in all competitions with a total of 1,871 minutes. In contrast, Benzema has netted 19 goals, having played almost 1,300 minutes more than Morata .
As recently as a year ago the future of this event had been in serious jeopardy, with Wentworth residents in dispute with the club's new owners and European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley dismissing its "flagship" tag in favour of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
James has to be the best player on both ends of the court for the Cavs to win, and when he isn't, you get Game 3 against the Celtics (a 111-108 loss). So far in these playoffs James has missed 36 free throws. Almost 6,000 postseason points, thousands of made shots and more than 200 playoff games later, James is the NBA's all-time leading playoff scorer.
At his recent rate of scoring and availability, James should be able to make up the 3,505-point gap by the end of the 2018-2019 season. The game will be broadcast nationally on ABC, with tipoff set for just after 9 p.m. The next active player, Durant , is far behind James at 2,872 playoff points, although the Golden State forward is also 4 years younger. Being the underdogs in the series just isn't a thing, he said.
Ben Stokes is to have a scan on a left knee injury despite playing a starring role as England clinched the one-day global series with South Africa . "We lost myself and Quinny together so it could have been easier, but we batted very deep". Dropped off his first two balls, the 25-year-old then made South Africa pay by plundering 101 from the next 77 he faced.
We came without the happiness we should bring with us, because when you come for these big matches, you come happy, you come proud. "We talked about it, and in the media there was a lot going on, so obviously both sides were affected". Henrikh Mkhitaryan made the score 2-0 in the 48th minute, which made him United's best goal scorer in the competition with six goals in 11 games. Mourinho's coaching staff flew out of the dugout in celebration but the Portuguese stayed calm.
He has worn a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey for nine seasons and can't be sure he will be here for a 10th. But Kunitz, the man who started the scoring in Game 7, would give the Pittsburgh crowd a reason to erupt, beating Anderson top shelf with a knuckle-puck five minutes into the second overtime to give the Penguins the opportunity to defend their Stanley Cup title and potentially become the first repeat champions since the 1998 Red Wings .
Moments later, Barcelona opened the scoring. Then in first half stoppage-time, Messi embarked on a mazy run into the box before finding Alcacer, who calmly stroked home Barcelona's third and leave Alaves shell-shocked. Pellegrino has been linked with a move away from Alaves this summer and the former Liverpool coach said all would be revealed shortly. For Alaves , it was a chance to win the cup for the first time .
In the process, James passed Michael Jordan as the All-Time Playoffs' leading scorer. "To not be able to go back out there in that second half and continue that series was painful", said Thomas. Also James Jones is doing the same dang thing but you won't hear many people talk about that. Kyrie Ball: Kyrie Irving took over early in the third quarter as he did in Game 4 when he scored the first 10 points of the third quarter for the Cavs as they built their lead.
Seventh seed Konta, who is chasing a first win at Roland Garros , having lost in round one in the previous two years, is up against the world number 109 from Taiwan.Defending women's champion Garbine Muguruza opens against 2010 victor Francesca Schiavone and could face a semi-final against world number one Angelique Kerber , who starts against Ekaterina Makarova .
Chelsea skipper John Terry, who will leave the club at the end of the season after 22 years, said that anything other than a win would tarnish their achievements. "And I'm especially proud of the way we won it this season ". Both Arsenal and Chelsea will compete again in the English Community Shield at the start of next season.
The world No. 25 jumped out to an early lead but Stosur dominated the latter stages of the match, winning the final two games without the loss of a point to preserve her status as Australia's top player. "I know there's things riding on the match for her, as there is for me". "There are no expectations for me", Krejcikova said. "I don't think I need to stress about getting ready for Roland Garros.
Alonso's decision to tackle the Indy 500 channels some of that old-school derring-do, just as Nico Hulkenberg's drive in the 2015 Le Mans race was basically a cool thing to do. But there's hope on the horizon, mostly because there's sure to be open seats and opportunity. "Some guys are still in trouble and they're trying to find a setup, which is very hard to do now", Klotz said.
Button qualified in ninth place but entered Saturday's session lumbered with a 15-place grid penalty, after having to take on new engine elements, exceeding the allocation of the entry, previously used by Alonso. He's being replaced in Monaco by Jenson Button , his teammate at McLaren a year ago who retired at the end of the 2016 season. Vandoorne will line up in 12th.
The No Fun League is no more. "So I think what we already saw with the new rules of, if a field goal can't win it on the first possession, I think we've seen more ties". Beginning in the 2017 season, the NFL , criticized occasionally as "The No Fun League ", will allow players to have a little more fun after scoring a touchdown.
It was not a dream final for the other Nigerian Victor Moses as he was sent off in the FA Cup final after he received a second booking in the match. The more people that write me off, the stronger I get. "That is what makes me particularly proud, because no one gave us a chance at Wembley and we responded with attitude and class".
It feels right too because Roland Garros without the Mallorcan in full flow is a lesser spectacle. After being written off in certain quarters following a fall from grace, Nadal will start as favourite in his attempt to become the first player to win the same grand slam 10 times in the Open Era.
I know Im good enough, and with Shane in my corner, Im back to my best, and ready to make to make it happen.. Two defeats to Carl Froch - the second in front of 80,000 at Wembley - and one to Badou Jack, had left Groves' career in tatters.
James scored 36 points and added eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals and Kyrie Irving posted 24 points and seven assists to power the Cavs to a 135-102 Game 5 blowout of the Boston Celtics to clinch the Eastern Conference title.
US Masters champion Sergio Garcia recovered from a slow start and found his old form to storm into contention at The Players Championship (TPC), where a win could enhance his special season. Rickie Fowler , the 2015 champion, also got off to a fast start until one bad shot went deep into the pines. "My day is kind of summed up on the first hole when I one-hopped it into the flag and it came off the green and I made bogey", Johnson explained.
The actor, who describes himself as a "diehard" Predators fan, said he actually was asked to join the house band five years ago to sing with them at a game . And if their biggest stars can go back to producing in the biggest games - Kane and Toews combined for three goals in the last two postseasons - there's no reason the Hawks can't do what the Penguins are doing now.
Lionel Messi , Neymar and Paco Alcacer scored in the first half as Barcelona won its third straight copa and 29th all-time. It's the home ground of Atletico Madrid , which is moving to a new stadium on the east side of Spain's capital city.
Man United finished the Premier League campaign in sixth, they drew far too many games, while they ended the year 24 points behind leaders Chelsea . Speaking to Sky Italia, Mourinho said: "I joked with Sir Alex telling him I did some work for him". But we were much stronger than them. I have understood what was best for the team, I have tried to help when the manager's played me.
It would be especially impressive given the Penguins injury woes, which have sidelined No. 1 defender Kris Letang, No. 1 goaltender Matt Murray as well as a whole host of other key regulars, including top point-producing defenceman Justin Schultz.
It got more hard for Chelsea as Victor Moses was sent off for a second yellow card in the second half, just as Chelsea had shown intent in pressing for an equaliser. Perhaps the one downer is that this may have been the final Arsenal match for the outstanding Alexis Sanchez. He said: "I accept to be criticised and I accept that people don't agree with me".
That jibed with comments James made in December, when he said of Jordan, "He was much more of a scorer", adding, "You recognize the dominance that someone had. In a series full of megastars like Howe, Terry Sawchuk, Ted Lindsay and Red Kelly in Detroit and Richard, Jean Beliveau, Doug Harvey and Boom Boom Geoffrion in Montreal, it was an unsung player who became the hero.
The 40-year-old Lue was rewarded with a contract extension after the Cavs' championship run last June for the city's first major sports title in 52 years. The Cavs righted the ship, however, in Game 4 as they topped the Celtics 112-99. "Eastern Conference finals , that's the biggest stage I've ever been on", Thomas said at the team's practice facility in Waltham, Massachusetts.
The Cleveland Cavaliers completed their series against the Boston Celtics after the Cavs won Game 5 on Thursday night by the lopsided score of 132-102, but not before LeBron James made history. While Cleveland has played teams that ranked eighth, 12th and 16th defensively in the regular season, Golden State has played two of the league's top three defenses (Utah and San Antonio), though the Spurs were missing Kawhi Leonard for 3 1/2 of the four games in the conference finals.
World number one Angelique Kerber is out to find a love for clay in Paris on the French Open courts, with the out-of-form German traditionally struggling on this surface. Her topspin on clay is a thing of beauty, and not many players know how to handle it, and she's put together a solid 20-9 season so far in 2017. There is no better place to get her 2017 WTA Tour back on track than at the French Open .
The boys were fantastic. "We've done it, and we're proud", said Pogba. Manchester United played an emotional game in Stockholm to achieve the goal set by their new manager. And the 54-year-old claimed the market is now out of his hands as he takes a break following a gruelling first season at Old Trafford . The Italian side won all three trophies in the space of nine seasons in the 1970s and 80s.
Bunning's death Friday was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. "We are saddened to announce the passing of Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. "He also had an impressive political career, being elected as state senator, running as a gubernatorial candidate, and serving as U.S. Senator", Stivers said.
But the north London club is facing a problem. Arsenal have won five matches in a row and eight of their last nine in all competitions and Wenger preferred to frame this weekend's game as a reward for his team's recovery following a terrible slump in February and March.
They were supposed to play the Golden State Warriors there, and they will, deciding the league title for a third consecutive year. Clearly the basketball gods have jokes this year. Perhaps Lebron's hairline is more like the sands of time , giving us a scope of the timeline within the chase to catch the GOAT - stranger things have happened.
After an emotional farewell for City stalwart Pablo Zabaleta following his final game at the Etihad Stadium before he leaves this weekend, Guardiola spoke to the fans before disappearing down the tunnel and into the City changing room.