Who will win the rubber match? Bet Cleveland Cavaliers vs. As it is, Michael Jordan has an edge on James because he never lost in the Finals. But the way we capitalized on Game 7, that was awesome. Had the Warriors suffered some bumps and bruises along the way of the Western Conference Finals, maybe Kerr would have a stronger reason to hop back in the saddle.
The southpaw did not turn up for the net session at Lord's cricket ground on Friday and also on Saturday at the Kennington Oval - where India will play the first warm-up match. "We ended up winning the tournament and creating a team which has done so well so far". The BCCI believes it will lose $277 million in revenue over the next eight years.
With Britain's terrorism threat level at "critical", meaning a new attack may be imminent, police are racing to uncover the network around bomber Salman Abedi. Abedi's older brother Ismail, 23, was arrested on Tuesday in Chorlton, south Manchester. A fifth man, who was carrying a suspect package, was then detained in Wigan, northwest of the city.
The All-Star-laden Warriors became the first team in National Basketball Association history to enter the finals with a flawless 12-0 playoff record, with sweeps of the Portland Trail Blazers , Joe Ingles and Dante Exum's Utah Jazz and the Spurs .
When asked if Aguero will be at the club next season, Khladoon told the club's official website: "Absolutely, there has never been a doubt about that". I have high confidence that we are going in the right direction. I am very excited about how we are developing as a team, how Pep has taken the squad and really started a process of going through that natural cycle of development.
His 15 technicals in the regular season were one shy of a one-game suspension. The Cavaliers are being given little chance to defend their title against the vaunted Warriors , who have been winning by an average of 16.3 points per game in the playoffs.
The Celtics made some noise near the end of the first half, but Irving scored Cleveland's first 11 points in the first 3:18 of the second half before two baskets by James ballooned the lead to 25 with 6:39 left in the third quarter. It's very, very hard for a team these days to win two years in a row. Could they be having any more fun? Late in the season, on the first day of April, the Lakers lost three out of four games to drop to 48-26.
The Cleveland Cavaliers quickly silenced any questions about their play after two shaky outings at home, scoring a franchise-record 43 points in the first quarter and cruising to a 75-57 halftime lead over the Boston Celtics . Before Game 5, James said if he would surpass Jordan, it would be an honor. "I just have to keep going and figure out what I've got do to come back at the highest level possible".
He is scheduled to have an MRI to determine if there is further damage when the team returns to the west coast. He was examined by a trainer and stayed in the game but was replaced in the sixth as the thumb stiffened. "I never felt in sync". He is 4 for 29 (.138) as a pinch hitter and is hitting.148 overall in 61 at-bats. Trout entered this season with a career batting average (.306) in line with Hank Aaron, an on-base percentage (.405) that topped Rickey Henderson, a slugging percentage ...
The 21-year-old produced a nerveless display to become the youngest ever victor of the tournament while Poulter had to settle for a share of second place. He hit two shots into the water on the 17th and make a quintuple-bogey 8, then finished with a double bogey to close with an 84, the worst finish by a 54-hole leader at The Players.
Do that, then the pressure goes right back on Steve Hansen's team and no matter how good they are, no one builds pressure like an expectant New Zealand public. Two of the Tests are at Eden Park where the All Blacks have not lost in the professional era. How big a toll on the Lions will injuries take? Hope springs eternal and there is a path to a Lions' victory.
The Cavs would need every ounce Irving would provide as James' early foul trouble was met with an inability to hit shots outside of the paint and the Celtics sticking on the team's otherwise lethal three-point shooters. "We'd love it if we could win in four games, that would be great", Green said with a smile. The Boston Celtics will have the most entertaining, yet stressful offseason in the team's history.
Then, addressing her guest box, which included her parents and brother, she said: "Thank you for everything you helped me through (in) this hard time". The German left-hander has endured a miserable clay-court season, losing early in Stuttgart and crashing out in her Rome opener, while retiring from her last-16 clash in Madrid with a lower back injury.
The Indian and Pakistani cricket boards were scheduled to meet in Dubai later in the day to discuss a possible bilateral series. The arch rivals from the sub-continent will meet each other in a group clash of the upcoming Champions Trophy at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on 4 June.
Phil Jones and Chris Smalling had important injuries at the same time . The Stockport-born player has been a United fan since birth and his entire family also support the red Devils . Joel Pereira and Scott McTominay are all the more determined to establish themselves in the Manchester United first team after full debuts to cherish.
It hasn't happened in a major sport in over 60 years (the Canadiens and Red Wings from 1954-56) and it never has happened in the National Basketball Association. "We nearly get in trouble because we try to do it too much even if it's not there, because he has the ability to catch it really anywhere around the rim, around the backboard", Curry acknowledged.
An overall likely matchup for the 2017 NBA Finals will have the Cleveland Cavaliers going against Golden State in a return series from the 2016 NBA Finals. Boston F Kelly Olynyk made his first start of the postseason in place of Amir Johnson (sprained shoulder), and he scored 15 points . "You're going to see a team play hard, very hard, the entire game ".
James, arguably the premier player in the game , leads a Cavs side that features the sublime talents of Australian-born, but U.S. loyal, point guard Irving and sharpshooting big man Love. Plenty of names have been tossed out as potential free agent and trade possibilities - among them Gordon Hayward, Paul Millsap and Paul George - but to get any one of those players the Celtics will have to shell out some considerable money.
Next up is the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal in two weeks' time. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in action. The veteran Ferrari looked set to take home a victory after snagging pole position on one of the most unfriendly overtaking tracks on the circuit.
Kvitova played her first match since past year after slicing her hand open during a home invasion that had many questioning if she would ever be the same due to the damage. "With the heart, anything is possible", Kvitova said. So that's why what we try to show everyone. "Nobody knew if this day would come", Kvitova told reporters in Paris on Friday ahead of her first round against Julia Boserup .
Pushing off any talk about the Warriors until after Sunday's practice, James was asked to assess the task at hand: beating Golden State's All-Star-studded lineup of Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green . A year later, it's still impossible to know whether Curry's injury lingered into the 2016 Finals . But Cleveland enters next week's series with a 12-1 record of their own after tearing through the Eastern Conference playoffs for the third consecutive ...
Terry was an unused substitute in Saturday's 2-1 FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal at Wembley . "It is such a long time I've been here and so many friends, and kind of people inside the club that you guys don't get to see that you have day in, day out relationships with".
A fee in the region of £45m would smash the world record fee for a goalkeeper, which is the £32.6m paid by Juventus to Parma for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001. After a year learning his trade Benfica came calling, whisking the then 16-year-old off to Portugal where he failed to make an impression during a two-year spell.
The Frenchman insists he will remain in management next season, but has refused to confirm whether that will be with the north London club. Wenger brushed off the quotes by replying: "Well, I do not give too much importance to what Tony Adams says".
Cutting a troubled figure on court a world away from the feisty baseliner who last season battled her way to two grand slam titles, Kerber lacked the pace and power to trouble her fellow left-hander. Kerber lost 6-2, 6-2 to 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation. Goerges went down blazing - she hit 79 winners but 90 unforced errors.
He's someone I've always looked at, seeing the way he played the game and mastered the game and gotten better and better every year. "He's moving around a lot more", he said. James has been here before when it comes to facing loaded teams - the San Antonio Spurs in the 2007, 2013 and 2014 Finals immediately came to mind.
Fast bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell have snared seven wickets as South Africa bowled England out for just 153 runs, after a top-order collapse in their third and final one-day global on Monday. Overlooked for the wicketkeeper's role for England's two ODIs against Ireland earlier in the month and unable to force his way into the opening two clashes of this series, Bairstow had a point to make to the selectors and made it with a typically pugnacious innings - although a century ...
They're a year older, the Warriors are mostly just more athletic. The 2016 NBA Finals was one of the most historic ones yet with Cleveland obviously coming back from the 3-1 deficit. Already, the back-and-forth is underway. No return yet for Kerr • Steve Kerr is not ready to return to the bench as Golden State Warriors coach due to lingering health issues, general manager Bob Myers said Thursday.
England will kick off their Champions Trophy against Bangladesh at The Oval, hoping to make amends for their 2013 campaign in which they lost out to India in the final by five runs. "It was freaky." Kohli says. "We are ranked 8th, so we have nothing to lose here, but I'm very hopeful and the team will give a good fight in every match", he said.
The next time Wilson wound find the back of the net was in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks , helping give the team a lead it would never relinquish. Sullivan went into a little more detail. "We just have to stay positive". The Predators seemed puzzled-they had controlled the play long enough in the home team's zone that they scarcely remembered exactly how they got there in the first place.
However, the Bianconeri knocked Barca out at the quarter-final stage of this season's competition and the experienced centre-back is optimistic of their chances in Cardiff , despite Madrid's class. RAPHAEL VARANE: The French defender earned a regular starting spot alongside Ramos after Pepe endured a series of injuries in the second half of the season.
However, they managed to win FA Cup after beating English Premier League champions Chelsea 2-1 in the final at Wembley. Adams also took aim at Wenger for being a "loner" who does little to ensure that those around him on the Arsenal coaching staff are suitably rewarded for their efforts.
Huddersfield join Newcastle United and Brighton in returning to the top flight of English football . "I am so happy because when I arrived, people said I had no experience, no experience of British football, no experience of players - I always had to fight against that", German-born Wagner said.
As I said, these decisions are very hard. The Senators made a game of it, reducing Pittsburgh's lead to just one goal late in the third period. We've seen how goalie carousels have ended poorly for playoff teams in the past. "We know with all the talent, and all they world-class talent, they have on that team that this is something you can't take lightly". The goalie switch will be the focal point of the win in the media, but perhaps the biggest takeaway should be the Penguins finally ...
The tension was eased, however, when rookie Guentzel snapped a personal eight-game drought to score his playoff-leading 10th goal that gave the Penguins a lead they would not relinquish. The celebration was short-lived, however, as a coach's challenge revealed that Forsberg had been offside earlier on the play. Controversy: After dominating play early, Nashville appeared to open the scoring 7:13 into the game.
That's why I would pay a special tribute to him tonight", he said. "Hopefully he will be here next season". For once, so much went right for Wenger, even with a patched-up, injury-depleted defense featuring Per Mertesacker, the team's captain, who was making his first start in more than a year, explained New York Times .
Guentzel's goal was his first in nine games. "It was great energy in warm-ups, and we had been biting at the bit to get going here", Predators wing James Neal said. The team announced Wilson was out just prior to the start of warmups. Nashville captain Mike Fisher picked up a secondary assist, his first postseason point.
Too much had happened in the Cavs' 135-102 Game 5 victory over the Boston Celtics . We know what we did wrong in Game 3. It's the Eastern Conference finals. "It's carried me all the way to this point now, and it's going to carry me for the rest of my career because scoring is not No. 1 on my agenda". "I'm pretty sure I'll be sore when I get home".
And to cap it off, as the period died Pittsburgh's Nick Bonino drove the zone and flipped a soft one-handed backhand to the net, and Rinne's goal stick sent a flawless pass to Ekholm's thigh, and the puck bounced back in with 17 seconds left: 3-0 Penguins after one period, just as it was presumably supposed to be, or something.
A quick look at both teams' rosters and you'll see a lot of stars. "Power plays and when you're short-handed, they make all the difference", defenseman Ryan Ellis said. Nashville's Pekka Rinne , 34, long considered one of the best goalies in the business, has proven himself with a sensational.941 save percentage in 16 playoff games this spring.
The Thunder lost to Miami in five games, a series that made James a champion for the first time . The Cleveland Cavaliers quickly silenced any questions about their play after two shaky outings at home, scoring a franchise-record 43 points in the first quarter and cruising to a 75-57 halftime lead over the Boston Celtics .
It looked like a repeat of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against Ottawa, when the Penguins poured in four goals in the first period of a 7-0 rout. Maybe it was the catfish: It took about 23 minutes into Game 1 for the first catfish to be thrown onto the ice. But hold on. Pens head coach Mike Sullivan quickly challenged and, upon review, it was deemed that Filip Forsberg entered the Pittsburgh zone illegally.
James scored 34 points to go with six assists in Game Four, even though he left the game with 6:46 remaining in the second quarter after picking up his fourth foul. "I don't even think about them", Lue said of the Warriors to a small group of traveling Cleveland beat writers following the Cavs' Game 4 win Tuesday.
In their last match , RPS bundled out Maxwell with 73 marks and they received nine wickets in hand. Earlier, Mumbai Indians outplayed the Kolkata Night Riders in their last league match to cement their place at the top. All eyes will be on Pune's Rahane, Smith, and Unadkat - as both of them play well in front of team Mumbai . Pune have no ready replacement available for Stokes and will either go with Australian batsman Usman Khawaja who hasn't played yet or New Zealand pacer ...
Planes carrying anti-Wenger slogans, boycotts of home games and signs and banners being displayed inside stadiums came during a blip for Arsenal which Wenger believes cost them dear. It's true that I was injured for a month and a half, something that had never happened before in my career, but at the end I was able to enjoy again what I like the most and I finished the season happy.
The only bit of advice I have for young coaches, if you have a tendency to be paranoid, don't do this job". "I'm sure he wants the best for the team and if he thinks that is the way to go you have to go with it, we are a team ". It is still a good season. But will be holding on to this one having moved clear as the most successful boss in the storied history of the FA Cup , eclipsing George Ramsay's six wins with Aston Villa between 1887 and 1920.
I think I have shown you that I have exactly the same commitment. However, Wenger's current contract expires shortly and some Arsenal fans have voiced their desire for him to leave, citing a disappointing Premier League season which ended with the Gunners failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 19 years.
While the Stanley Cup Final is a significantly bigger stage than the Predators have played on before in their history, they are prepared for the task in front of them against the Penguins. Now, the Capitals Braden Holtby takes the top spot with 29. Neither he nor San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer challenged a goal for offside or goaltender interference during the 2016 Final.
Germany's Angelique Kerber has been knocked out the 2017 French Open in the first round, losing 2-6, 2-6 in one hour and 22 minutes to Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation, ranked number 40 in the WTA rankings. A break for the Russian in the first game of the match set the tone for a one-sided opening set, and Kerber cut a despondent figure as she quickly slumped 3-0 down in the next.
She'd been expected no earlier than the grass-court season, but parachuted into Paris last week and announced she would test her surgically repaired left hand, damaged when she fended off a knife-wielding attacker in her home last December.