INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP ) - Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone. The Golden St Warriors are 12-0 and sitting at home waiting for the third round of this NBA Finals Trilogy. There probably aren't two teams in the National Basketball Association that know each other better than Cleveland and Golden State. It's no wonder then that the wise guys have installed the Warriors as heavy favorites to beat the Cavs for the second time in three years and wrestle back the ...
At 23 years old, she looks to be a player on the rise in the women's circuit. The French Open is still the only Grand Slam tournament without a roof - there are plans to have a retractable cover above the main stadium in a few years - and things did not go well last year.
Kevin Durant is now the favorite to win Finals MVP, with Stephen Curry placing second and LeBron James , a three-time Finals MVP, third at 2-to-1. Cleveland won by one point on Christmas Day and Golden State prevailed by 35 points on January 16.
Sato , 40, a failed Formula One driver who had just one previous victory in 123 IndyCar starts, led for 17 of the 200 laps. "Oh my god, I'm so elated for ( Sato )", Michael Andretti said. "This time I was pointing in the right direction, wasn't I?" he said, referring to the 2012 incident that put him into the SAFER Barrier. Maybe when I'm 80 years old, hopefully I'll have more wins than Roger.
The play-off finals have a history of showing anything can happen - whether it be the hat-trick from Charlton's Clive Mendonca against hometown club Sunderland, Manchester City's remarkable late show to see off Gillingham, the rocket from Dean Windass which secured hometown club Hull a first promotion to the Premier League or Bobby Zamora's last-gasp victor to send QPR back up and leave Derby crestfallen.
But the Cavaliers and the Warriors have all the marbles on the line. Other than Avery Bradley (23 points on 10-for-20 shooting), it's hard to find another Boston player that showed up for the decisive contest. The Warriors are using Durant the way he envisioned, but Lue has noticed changes in the All-Star. If anyone would prefer seeing Barnes suited up instead of Durant, I don't know them.
The hosts have a 2-0 advantage heading into the final match of the series, following a two-run victory at the Ageas Bowl on Saturday with Ben Stokes hitting a superb 101 and Mark Wood limiting South Africa to just four runs from the final over of the game.
But it all evaporated. Do LeBron James and Kevin Durant guard each other? That the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in last season's Finals has to burn on a daily basis. Riding LeBron's intensity, the Cavs have dominated their playoff competition. The Red Wings won the rematch in an all home team seven-game series the following year.
While it didn't end the way Alonso hoped, seeing his number atop the famous scoring pylon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a thrill he won't forget. Dixon said he was a "little banged up", adding he believes in the safety measures implemented over the past few years by the track and series. "I felt the noise, the engine friction, I backed off and I saw the smoke and yeah, it's a shame", Alonso said.
Some bad fortune which happens to all of us at some point in our lives and we don't get to be the last team standing. "To get to our ultimate goal of winning the whole thing, we've got to be better on both ends of the floor", he said. He even traveled to San Antonio for Games 3 and 4. San Antonio was outmatched from a personnel standpoint without the injured Kawhi Leonard , but Kyle Anderson (20 points), Manu Ginobili (15 points and seven assists) and Pau Gasol (14 points and ...
Manchester United superstar Pogba celebrated his side's Europa League victory by taking the trip to Saudi Arabia. The France global shared a picture on Instagram on Sunday with the caption "most handsome thing I've seen in my life". Pogba is reported to have visited Mecca at least once before, when he performed the Hajj, a journey every healthy adult Muslim who can afford it is supposed to make at least once in their lives.
Garbine Mugura, last year's champ, has been inconsistent since winning. However, the seventh-ranked Thiem doesn't see that as failure by the younger players. He lost in the third round in Monte Carlo, made the semis in Barcelona and was a third-round loser in Madrid before an opening-round defeat in Rome to Fabio Fognini.
Let the hype, and the waiting, begin: Game 1 isn't until June 1. Iguodala was the NBA Finals MVP in 2015 largely because of his contributions defensively against LeBron James and the Cavaliers . Countered Golden State acting coach Mike Brown, when asked about it Thursday: "That's his opinion". When the ball goes up Thursday in the Bay, James will become the seventh player in National Basketball Association history to play in at least seven straight Finals.
After that the Finn visibly lost his drive allowing Daniel Ricciardo to close up in the process. It was the second race weekend of the season where Hamilton has struggled with his car's handling and he recognised something had to change.
Marcus Ericsson then crashed his Sauber and Stoffel van Doorne did the same with his McLaren. "These tyres, man, when you get a Safety Car they're like driving on ice". He later joked with media that he'd "touched cloth" during the moment. It's the little things like that that mean I can't ever see the novelty of Monaco wearing off on race week.
Angelique Kerber's dismal run and overall discomfort on clay was on full display on court Philippe-Chartrier when she crashed out in the opening round of the French Open to unseeded Ekaterina Makarova . It's also the first time a World No. 1 loses at first round level at the Roland Garros. Russia's Ekaterina Makarova won in two sets 6-2, 6-2, against top-seeded Angelique Kerber .
The vehicle driven by Scott Dixon , of New Zealand, goes over the top of Jay Howard , of England, in the first turn during the running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 28, 2017 , in Indian.
Foyt in Long Beach in 2013 - a span of 74 races. This opened the door for the Andretti cars lead by last year's victor Alexander Rossi . Sato spent the early part of the race running towards the front of the field, but the ex-Formula 1 racer faded into the middle of the pack ahead of the final quarter of the race as a number of drivers gambled on strategy.
Realists would say that Mourinho only took over a year ago, and has only won the European competition that was in placed front of him. But playing for Manchester United we should do better in the Premier League and that's our aim next season - trying to win it.
Durant's only other time in the Finals was 2012 when he was with Oklahoma City, but the Thunder lost to the Miami Heat in a series that made James a champion for the first time . How will Cleveland try to contain Curry? A day after Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers didn't sound too optimistic about the return of head coach Steve Kerr , acting head coach Mike Brown seems to be a bit more confident.
James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as Cleveland beat Boston 135-102 Thursday to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title. After getting eliminated, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens now looks ahead to the National Basketball Association draft and said, " It's pretty cool to think that in three weeks you've got the No.
Fabregas had been introduced in place of Nemanja Matic just after the hour mark, with the Spain global unhappy to have been given a watching brief beforehand. It is between him and me. "I'm in a public job, I accept to be criticised and people don't agree with me", he said. "Of course every player wants to play more, it is in the genes of a victor and I am one of them.
Chelsea started the second half with more tempo and Footballer of the Year N'Golo Kante warmed David Ospina's fingers with a deflected drive from distance before Moses brought a fine save from Ospina after Costa played him in. We don't know how the decision will go. "I love my job and I love to win". The Frenchman claimed the triumph was one of his proudest moments, alongside the 2003-04 Arsenal team that won the title without losing a single league game.
Other significant results as the year's second Grand Slam tournament began: Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova played - and won - her first match since being stabbed by an intruder at her home in December; Venus Williams began her 20th appearance at Roland Garros with a with a straight sets victory over Qiang Wang of China.
Fernando Alonso , of Spain, left, greets vehicle owner Michael Aandretti as he waits next to his vehicle for the start of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Indianapolis. "It's just going to be a game of patience and trying to make sure I'm ready when it matters". "I'm really proud of what we achieved". I had already picked that way to go and there was nowhere else to go to avoid him.
Vettel remained in the series lead, now reduced to six points from 13 over Hamilton , with his third second-place finish to go with two wins in five races. A win would then be the best Ferrari could do to minimize the points loss to Mercedes, but doing this with a driver down-and thus fewer strategy options-would prove hard.
On Monday morning Spurs chairman Daniel Levy handed over the keys to the stadium to Mark Reynolds, the CEO of a contracting company called Mace, who will oversee construction of the club's new stadium. Sunday's results meant there's only Champions League qualification at stake entering the final week of the season. But Kane, 23, believes the camaraderie at Tottenham will prevent them from going the same way.
Mumbai started the season with a loss against this very side. Shardul Thakur's performance is actually going to matters at this Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai match of today. On the brighter side for Mumbai , Jasprit Bumrah has bowled really well at the death. All eyes will be on Pune's Rahane, Smith, and Unadkat - as both of them play well in front of team Mumbai .
The 1-2 finish moved Ferrari ahead of Mercedes AMG in the constructors' standings - 196 to 179. The 29-year-old Vettel, who is a four-time world champion, was able to grab the lead near the midway point of the race . A thrilling battle unfolded between Sainz in P6 and Hamilton right behind him, with the Mercedes getting within 1s of the Toro Rosso, but this was cut short by the intervention of a safety auto when the Sauber of Wehrlein crashed heavily on lap 61.
Arsenal have just three games remaining before that point - two home Premier League clashes against the Black Cats and Everton , before an FA Cup final date with newly-crowned champions Chelsea . "But no, we are a victim of nobody". "I want to absolutely make sure we are in there". That point can happen in the season one side or the other. They face Sunderland and Everton, both at home, in their final two games of the season and could lock up 75 points, a return which would be four ...
We have the ( Europa League ) final and we have to make sure we win. It has taken 14 matches across seven cities encompassing 14,358 air miles, from Istanbul to Rostov-on-Don in southerly Russian Federation via Odessa on the north-western shore of the Black Sea, to reach this point and the prospect of falling at the final hurdle would be a crushing blow.
Kvitova ended up wasting little time on court as she set up a second-round meeting with either Russian Evgeniya Rodina or American Bethanie Mattek-Sands. On Sunday, several members of Kvitova's entourage wore black T-shirts with white capital letters on the front that read, "Courage". In January, Kvitova started doing exercises with the injured hand and in April, the left-handed Czech reported "good progress" in her recovery.
However, his chances of cutting the six-point deficit over F1 driver standings leader Vettel in Monaco looks bleak. Vettel won the Monaco Grand Prix after Ferrari's pit-stop strategy helped him beat team-mate Kimi Raikkonen . He ran until lap 46 before stopping, by which time he was sixth and lost only one place , to Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz by finishing the race seventh.
Be sure to read our free NBA Ebook on building lineups, general strategy and more. But we'd obviously rather win and have one in the win column - that way you get in no matter what. Tony Stewart was by far the most successful, finishing in the top 10 in both races during both of his doubles. I like his chances given his consistent history on this track .
They go into the Champions Trophy as defending champions after claiming their second title four years ago and Kohli believes they can be successful again if they channel their Test success. The aim always is to win games and I am willing to do whatever I can in my abilities to achieve that for my team. "Secondly, Ash (Ravichandra) and (Ravindra Jadeja) were on top of their game and the way the fast bowlers bowled and the way we fielded, we were the best fielding side in the tournament back ...
The Celtics still have a long way to go to compete with LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers . Love complimented Green's competitiveness and aimed a verbal volley at Northern California. "Even [Celtics president of basketball operations] Danny [Ainge] and those guys say that, so that says a lot about who they are as people", added Thomas.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson are now co-favorites with 5/1 odds while Martin Truex Jr .is listed with 11/2 odds to win tonight. All-Star events should be about creating something you don't see during the year. Raising the stakes does nothing to combat the fact that what happens between the green flag and checkered flag isn't great racing.
That defeat to the Swede opened the door for Roger Federer to win his only French Open title. The Serbian suffered an early second-round exit in Australian Open early this year, while improving his performance into the clay season, from quarterfinal in Monte Carlo , semifinal in Madrid and final in Rome.
James scored 35 points and added eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals, and Kyrie Irving posted 24 points and seven assists to power the Cavaliers to a 135-102 blowout of the Boston Celtics in Game 5 to clinch the Eastern Conference title.
Nobody beats Nadal on the French Open's red clay two years in a row (at least not yet). 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. Simona Halep , the 2014 runner-up, established herself as arguably the leading challenger by winning the Madrid Open before reaching the Rome final, but an ankle injury has hampered her preparations.
Martin Truex Jr . extended his lead in the playoff points standings Saturday by winning the second stage of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway . "Brad couldn't get stopped and ended up kind of finishing us off". Kyle Busch won the first of four stages. Eight drivers took that risk, notably Jimmie Johnson , whose tank started running dry with about three laps left.
It is never fun watching your rivals win the league. "The club want to fight to win every competition". "It's been a few years since Chelsea have won it and I missed out on one in the last minute, so a lot of players are hungry to win that as well".
Further back, Hamilton was making some steady ground from his 13 starting spot, moving to sixth before making a pit stop, which dropped him to seventh . "We must make sure we keep the momentum up in the next couple of races". A largely uneventful race was enlivened by a late safety vehicle after a collision involving McLaren's Jenson Button , on his one-off return to F1 in place of Fernando Alonso who opted to partake in the Indy auto racing in the US.
There was too much jubilation and joy in the Cavs' locker room to wade into that territory. The Golden State Warriors won 67 games during the regular season, and picked up the top seed. "And then I just continued to play on it, continued to try to do as much treatment as possible". They'll collide again, starting next week. "I had to get used to the attention", Durant told USA Today of his move to Golden State.
The dismissal of Hales was followed by a freak run out of Joe Root, Pretorious deflecting a Morgan drive onto the stumps with the Yorkshireman out of his ground at the non-striker's end. Fifty in 35 balls from Miller kept it on a knife-edge, as did the fall of Farhaan Behardien, Plunkett's third wicket, for 17. The left-handed Miller was classy in making his unbeaten 71 off 51 balls while his partner was powerful during his 36 off 22.
It remains to be seen whether the 30-year-old will remain at Chelsea next season. Just as the season reached its climax, Arsenal turned in the type of tenacious display lacking so often, and against a side so commanding in the Premier League in Antonio Conte's first season in charge.
It was a first win for Ferrari in Monaco since 2001 and on a weekend when his main title rival Lewis Hamilton struggled it was a dream result for Vettel . I can understand why he's upset. Whatever the strategy was, Ferrari will not mind after securing maximum points and seeing Mercedes fail to make the podium.
Five other ACC member institutions did get chosen as host sites. Other host schools include Oregon State , Texas Tech , TCU , Stanford , Long Beach State , Southern Miss and Houston . Ten of the 16 moved on last season. While Wake is not guaranteed to host a Super Regional matchup if they advance from the subregional, they would still host if the national seed they are paired up with fails to advance from their own region.
We can not go to Boston 2-2 and then it becomes nearly an even series". It's even believed that his Bulls team would have won the championship each of the two years that he was away from the game if he had played. If you loved the last two NBA Finals , you'll love this year's. Cleveland and Golden State have no such issues. Ruth had three homers in the Series, including one in the decisive sixth game.
By cynical means or not, the upshot was the dream result for Ferrari as they claimed the lead of the Constructors' Championship from Mercedes while Vettel maximised his opportunity to extend his drivers' title advantage over Lewis Hamilton .