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Author: 0 LeBron James says Warriors are one of his biggest challenges

ET on ABC. "I mean, it's up there". However, what makes the Warriors more risky is the way they buy into the offensive system, move the ball and set screens/move off it, all of which makes them greater than just the sum of their parts. "So it's going to be very challenging not only on me mentally, but on our ballclub and on our franchise". They enter the Finals with a combined record of 24-1 and two of the best offenses and defenses in the National Basketball Association playoffs.

Sport Austin Dillon's fuel gamble yields first win
Author: 0 Austin Dillon's fuel gamble yields first win

And race victor Kyle Busch led all 10 laps in the final segment. Dillon joins David Pearson (1961 Coca-Cola 600); Buddy Baker (1967 Bank of America 500); Jeff Gordon (1994 Coca-Cola 600); Bobby Labonte (1995 Coca-Cola 600); Matt Kenseth (2000 Coca-Cola 600); Jamie McMurray (2002 Bank of America 500); Casey Mears (2007 Coca-Cola 600); and David Reutimann (2009 Coca-Cola 600) as the nine drivers to score their first Cup Series wins at Charlotte Motor Speedway .

Sport Predators remain positive despite Game 1 loss
Author: 0 Predators remain positive despite Game 1 loss

It was fitting then that a coach's challenge led to the reversal of the series' first goal early in Game 1, scored by one the NHL's biggest stars. It's the type of nitpicking that has been under scrutiny since the National Hockey League rolled out its new coach's challenge policy in The Penguins rode the momentum of the reversal to score three goals in the final 4:28 of the first period for a 3-0 lead.

Author: 0 Jason Day misses three-footer at Byron Nelson PGA to blow title

As for replaying those so-close putts in his mind, or thinking about having the 54-hole lead, the two-time PGA Tour victor had other plans after finishing his round. Horshcel buried a 59-foot birdie putt at No. 14, then a 4-footer at No. 16 for his final birdie of regulation. His approach from the fairway tickled the back of the cup but stayed out.

Sport Thomas Tuchel parts ways with Borussia Dortmund
Author: 0 Thomas Tuchel parts ways with Borussia Dortmund

The heir-apparent to Tuchel's job at Dortmund seems to be Lucien Favre, who led French club Nice to a third-place finish in Ligue 1 and Champions League qualification. It was arguably Tuchel's greatest accomplishment - and what a way to perpetuate the legend of the iconic "Yellow Wall" and reward some of the most passionate supporters in world football.

Author: 0 LeBron James Took Care Of Business

For Coach Lue to call the league's best offense in Golden State easier to guard than a team with so little offensive presence like Boston can only be an attempt to downplay the unsettling reality that Cleveland will have to overcome a team that possesses Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant , among others, in order to retain its National Basketball Association title.

Sport Arkansas, Missouri State paired together in the NCAA baseball tourney
Author: 0 Arkansas, Missouri State paired together in the NCAA baseball tourney

LSU and head coach Paul Mainieri prefer to play the day game on the opening day of the regional to give players extra rest and possibly avoid any storms. There's nothing quite like the Road to Omaha and then the College World Series . My best guess is that Wake's first game will be either against UNCG (Southern Conference champion) or Radford (Big South champion).

Author: 0 Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks - 5/22/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

They stacked the blueline and did not allow any kind of easy entry and when the Ducks tried to play chip and chase... It was a masterful five minutes of hockey. And like so many others, he almost missed the opportunity because of an injury . Jonathan Bernier took over and stopped 16 shots in his first appearance in almost two weeks for the Ducks, who already were without 30-goal scorers Rickard Rakell and Patrick Eaves before losing Gibson to a lower-body injury.

Author: 0 Makarova stuns top seed Kerber in French Open 1st round

And now I can just enjoy everything. " I see different kind of things than before ". It's been a banner year for Angelique Kerber . Makarova will face either Lesia Tsurenko or Kateryna Kozlova in the second round. I was always staring toward the guys and looking if there are no strangers there. "But with the time, it's better". Until about a month ago, Kvitova was still feeling considerable pain.

Author: 0 Championship playoff: Habsi's Reading fails to make it to EPL

Wells, 26, played his part in a dramatic victory at Wembley Stadium yesterday, scoring Huddersfields third spot-kick as they won a penalty shoot-out 4-3, after a tense goalless match, worth more than $200 million to the victor. Aaron Mooy , the Australian from Manchester City , was Huddersfield's best player this season. " Huddersfield Town are in the Premier League - it's unbelievable".

Author: 0 Wenger meets Kroenke for talks, Arsenal to make announcement Wednesday

But, after 21 years at Arsenal , Wenger believes that he should have the final say on his assistants. 'Chelsea's coaches are on £90 000. United are also certain to throw money around this summer. Writing in his column in The Sun , Wright said: "I've got a nasty feeling Arsene Wenger will walk away from the Arsenal job today, leaving the club totally in the lurch".

Author: 0 Warriors latest 'beast' to challenge James

It's a Finals matchup National Basketball Association fans have been anticipating since Durant joined the Warriors last summer, an addition that made many predict Golden State would be the last team standing in the Finals . "He was pretty much a one-man wrecking crew in Cleveland ", said former Detroit Pistons All-Star Rip Hamilton. He has spoken to the team in the locker room before, during and after games.

Sport Arsenal win record 13th FA Cup
Author: 0 Arsenal win record 13th FA Cup

But I repeat Moses is an honest player and if there was this situation he was exhausted and he didn't want to cheat the referee". He was also unwilling to go further, and drew a line under it when pressed further. Arsene Wenger changed the defensive formation to three at the back, and it worked a charm. Arsenal finished 18 points off league winners Chelsea and seven off a top four spot.

Sport Major League Baseball scores: Astros complete historic comeback in late-inning win over Twins
Author: 0 Major League Baseball scores: Astros complete historic comeback in late-inning win over Twins

Santana has quietly been one of the best pitchers in the entire league this year, ranking first in the majors in opponents' batting average (.134) and ERA and is second in walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) with 0.83. The former AL Cy Young Award victor gave up two hits, including Cabrera's three-run homer, walked two and hit two batters. "This is one game we're going to have to look back to the rest of the year".

Author: 0 Mercedes: Seventh the 'optimal result' for Hamilton

Ferrari said that Raikkonen ran on a pre-planned strategy to stop around lap 34 and said that although they knew he would come out among slower cars, it was inevitable that would happen at Monaco at one point or another. "There are so many different things we need to look into, to try and understand why one auto can make the tyres work and the other cannot". "It is clear to me that Ferrari have chosen their number one driver", Hamilton said.

Sport Barcelona confirm Ernesto Valverde as new manager at Camp Nou
Author: 0 Barcelona confirm Ernesto Valverde as new manager at Camp Nou

He played for Sestao , Espanyol , Athletic and Mallorca , but his two years with Barcelona between 1988 and 1990, where he played under Johan Cruyff , made an impression with those responsible for choosing Luis Enrique's successor. The Spain global is understood to be keen on remaining at Old Trafford after a successful season saw him named the club's Player of the Year. Valverde, formerly Athletic Bilbao's coach, was reported as their final choice.

Author: 0 Ramsey urges Wenger to extend contract at Arsenal

Sanchez told Dan Walker of the BBC after the game the following on his future: "I don't know my friend, finished now, so happy for the win and the FA Cup , happy for the players, now I don't know". Arsenal's play brimmed with belief, Mesut Ozil forcing Gary Cahill to clear off his own line and Danny Welbeck and Ramsey hitting the same post in quick succession from a corner.

Author: 0 Sissoko hoping for Tottenham exit

Sissoko played 90 minutes in the Premier League just twice - against Sunderland in September and Leicester City in May - and he has now suggested that he could leave the club after one season. If [Pochettino] isn't counting on me, that he thinks the players who are there are better, he should say it. Ironically, the country with the most clubs that could afford Moussa Sissoko is of course England, due to the massive and fair distribution of TV revenue - but just how low down would the ...

Author: 0 Djokovic makes winning French Open start on Agassi's watch

Defending champion Djokovic breezed through his opener against Marcel Granollers of Spain with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory. Former finalist Ferrer - seeded 30th for the tournament - had a long day on court as he got his campaign underway against Young, the pair in action for almost four and a half hours.

Sport James surpasses Jordan as NBA's leading playoff scorer
Author: 0 James surpasses Jordan as NBA's leading playoff scorer

A three-pointer with 2:42 to go in the third quarter gave James his 5989th playoff point and the outright lead over the Chicago Bulls legend. James, who entered Game Five of the Eastern Conference final against hosts Boston Celtics , needed 28 points to surpass Jordan (5,987 points).

Author: 0 Nadal launches French Open title bid

PARIS (AP) - Jack Sock went to the island of Mallorca ahead of the French Open , planning to train with Rafael Nadal . "He's waiting for me for a serious talk", joked the 30-year-old. Novak Djokovic began his partnership with Andre Agassi with victory on Monday but the American legend definitely won't be around if the Serb successfully defends his title.

Sport Conte on FA Cup final: Moses was exhausted, he didn't dive intentionally
Author: 0 Conte on FA Cup final: Moses was exhausted, he didn't dive intentionally

Wenger secured his seventh FA Cup success - another record - with a deserved victory over Chelsea at Wembley courtesy of goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey . This has seen protests against the 67-year-olds tenure reach an all time high. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte were unhappy with the first goal .

Sport National Football League alters OT, end zone fun
Author: 0 National Football League alters OT, end zone fun

In years past, teams had three rounds of roster cuts to get to the league mandated 53 man roster. American footballers will once again be allowed to celebrate their big plays next season after the NFL - which had been dubbed the No Fun League - relaxed its rules.

Sport New Barcelona coach will inherit Lionel Messi - and the team's flaws
Author: 0 New Barcelona coach will inherit Lionel Messi - and the team's flaws

Despite winning a third straight Copa del Rey , Barcelona took a step back this season. The Argentine scored his side's opening strike in the decider against Alaves, becoming the first player since Athletic Bilbao's Telmo Zarra in 1950 to score in four different Spanish Cup finals, as ESPN pointed out.

Author: 0 Clyne to miss Scotland game as Southgate makes Rooney vow

The right-back will now miss the Three Lions' double header with Scotland and France next month. "We'll be without Nathaniel Clyne ", said the 46-year-old. I thought his contribution for us in March was excellent, not only in the matches but also on the training pitch and around the camp. "I have no idea what the future is for Wayne and Manchester United , it is hard to comment whether he is part of the plans or not".

Sport Ernesto Valverde Officially Named Barcelona Manager
Author: 0 Ernesto Valverde Officially Named Barcelona Manager

Valverde has the knowledge, the right criteria, capacity and experience, and he takes chances on the youth team. With the core of Messi, Busquest, Iniesta, Pique still with the team, the tiki-taka style should be embraced to return to the glory years of Pep Guardiola .

Author: 0 Pressure on Golden State Warriors, not Cleveland Cavaliers, in NBA Finals 2017

Brown has been coaching the Warriors since Game 3 of the first-round playoff series at Portland, with Kerr assisting at practice and from the locker room before and during games. As the Eastern Conference championship trophy was presented last Thursday night in Boston, Irving smiled at the mention of the Warriors as he bobbed his head up and down knowing what was to come next.

Author: 0 J.R. Smith Expects LeBron to Better in Game 4

It bounced off the rim five times and also off the backboard before Bradley's game-winner fell through the net. Not only that, but they did it by staging a terrific second-half comeback which saw them overcome a massive 21-point deficit halfway through the third quarter.

Sport I don't know if Wenger can let go - Adams
Author: 0 I don't know if Wenger can let go - Adams

Shearer told BBC Sport : "It is two weeks since Chelsea won the Premier League title at the Hawthorns and, by the looks of things, they have done a lot of partying since". Diego Costa equalised for Chelsea late in the second half, after Chelsea had lost Victor Moses to a second yellow card for diving, but Wenger's men had the flawless response as Aaron Ramsey bagged the winner three minutes later.

Sport John Terry Says He Doesn't Care About Criticism Of His Chelsea Send-Off
Author: 0 John Terry Says He Doesn't Care About Criticism Of His Chelsea Send-Off

Terry, who will leave the English club this summer, was named in the starting line-up in the team's final game of the season against Sunderland. Terry told The Sun : "I couldn't care less, I promise you". While emphasising their recognition and respect for Terry's achievements at Chelsea over a long period of time , many pundits have been critical of the way the send off occurred on Sunday, with some arguing that it was a bit over the top and could have been done differently.

Author: 0 Chelsea ace Dominic Solanke agrees to join Liverpool in £3m deal

According to Chris Bascombe of the Daily Telegraph , the Anfield outfit will make the 19-year-old their first signing of the summer. Due to the fact he's a youth player, Liverpool will have to pay a compensation fee-likely arbitrated-and expect it to be around £3M.

Author: 0 Penguins take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals

The Predators swept the number one seeded Blackhawks in the first round, downed the St. Louis Blues in six games and reached the Stanley Cup Final by eliminating the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3 victory in Game Six. " Kris Letang played 28 minutes a game, plays in all situations", GM Jim Rutherford said. "I can't remember trying to face that kind of game before".

Author: 0 NBA Finals: LeBron James compares 2017 Warriors to 2014 Spurs

Kerr was also quick to praise Brown's contributions during his absence. The three-time Finals MVP recalled the 2008-10 Boston Celtics which won three consecutive conference titles and one National Basketball Association championship. He has spoken to the team in the locker room before, during and after games. If that sounds familiar, it's because it's the third consecutive meeting between the Cavs and the Warriors in the Finals .

Sport Cavaliers rout Celtics in Game 5, earn trip to NBA Finals
Author: 0 Cavaliers rout Celtics in Game 5, earn trip to NBA Finals

The Celtics , who are missing their best player, injured guard Isaiah Thomas , led by as many as 16 points in the first half and appeared primed to stun Cleveland again while James flirted with disaster. The NBA Finals get underway with Golden State, which finished with a league-best 67-15 record in the regular season, hosting Games 1 and 2 on June 1 and 4.

Sport LeBron James Says He Feels 'Very Good' About Chances vs. Warriors
Author: 0 LeBron James Says He Feels 'Very Good' About Chances vs. Warriors

Durant will score his points, but his volume only minimizes Klay Thompson's input and Draymond Green's offensive involvement. "I mean, he's one of the most competitive players in the league, and he kind of spoke this into existence". At Sunday's media availability, LeBron James was asked about Tyronn Lue's coaching style and what makes him a good fit with the Cavs. A year ago the Cavaliers' finals win was pretty much sealed by a show-stopping performance by Kyrie Irving .

Author: 0 Indy 500 pole sitter Scott Dixon reportedly robbed at gunpoint

IMPD arrested two juvenile suspects after they allegedly robbed the Indy drivers at gunpoint. Franchitti, now retired from racing, is a three-time Indy 500 victor, and is currently working with the Chip Ganassi Racing team that Dixon drives for.

Author: 0 Steve Kerr Feeling Better But Won't Return To Coaching Just Yet

However, when Game 4 rolled around, the Cavaliers managed to break out of their startlingly uncharacteristic slump by winning the game and the following three games to close out the seven-game series with a 4-3 win. The Warriors leveled up and convinced Kevin Durant to join their squad last summer, making the Warriors even more potent. "The whole underdog thing is amusing to me, because yeah, at the end of the day we are defending our title", Cavs forward Kevin Love said following ...

Author: 0 Petra Kvitova in French Open second round

As I told last time, I already won. Next up is either the American Bethanie Mattek-Sands or Evgeniya Rodina of Russian Federation. One word could never explain Kvitova's journey from the harrowing home invasion on December 20 - the perpetrator has not been caught - to center court at Roland Garros in only five months.

Sport Champions Trophy 2017, India vs New Zealand: The Big Talking Points
Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017, India vs New Zealand: The Big Talking Points

Now, with the gradual decline in Pakistan's performance, the Karachi-born Mohammad Bashir has shifted allegiance to the "formidable" Indian team ahead of the marquee ICC Champions Trophy clash later this week. They have retained a group of the key players who were products of the 2015 World Cup and are definitely in their element in the limited overs arena.

Sport John Mara says Giants didn't discuss signing Colin Kaepernick
Author: 0 John Mara says Giants didn't discuss signing Colin Kaepernick

Kaepernick began kneeling for "The Star Spangled Banner" to protest racial oppression and police brutality in the United States. Additionally, Mara said fans threatened to boycott the team if any Giants ever followed Kaepernick's lead. However factual those two statements might have been, Mara himself was on the receiving end of some severe backlash for daring to speak the truth. After backlash, NY cut Brown during the 2016 season.

Sport Why Manchester United flopped this season - Mata
Author: 0 Why Manchester United flopped this season - Mata

He explained that; "We won the Community Shield right after the pre-season, we lifted the EFL Cup trophy in London, in a very special game for me, and of course the final in Sweden". United finished 24 points behind champions Chelsea , with a league-high 15 draws. This has been seen as a signal that the pair are planning for Atletico Madrid next season.

Author: 0 Antoine Griezmann to Man Utd up to Ed Woodward - Mourinho

While Tottenham finished second in the Premier League this season, United ended up sixth in the table. Henrikh Mkhytarian and Paul Pogba's goals ensured United would claim the club's latest piece of European silverware and qualify for the 2017-18 Champions League .

Sport Borussia Dortmund sack head coach Thomas Tuchel
Author: 0 Borussia Dortmund sack head coach Thomas Tuchel

The match in Dortmund was postponed and played the following day, with Tuchel making no secret of his anger at the decision to play the match so soon after the incident, in which his defender Marc Bartra was injured. Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus faces several months out of action after suffering a partial cruciate ligament tear during Saturday's DFB Pokal final win over Eintracht Frankfurt .

Author: 0 Smith Just Cursed The Golden State Warriors Before The NBA Finals

Green, who missed Game 5 of the 2016 Finals after getting assessed a Flagrant 1 foul for striking LeBron James in the groin, would need six technicals in the upcoming best-of-seven series against Cleveland to get suspended. "The Lakers with Magic Johnson went to the Finals during "Showtime" nine times in 12 years", Riley said. Steve Kerr all but ruled himself out of Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals, in a surprise visit with the media on Monday.

Author: 0 Conte defends Moses, says he was exhausted

The former Germany global was ruled out of the first half of the season through injury, and was then unable to regain a place in the side until the final 38 minutes of the Premier League campaign. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes this run will give Arsenal a boost ahead of next season's title chase but admits that the team need to make sure they perform like that for the whole of the next campaign.

Author: 0 Cavs postpone thought of Warriors, 'stress'

So the Celtics are definitely behind me in this tough situation, but, I mean, nobody's going to feel sorry for me. And then, nearly as if he was trying to remind himself that he's got three championship rings and is frightful in his own right, James recalled other fearsome postseason opponents — San Antonio and Boston .

Author: 0 Five lessons England learned ahead of Champions Trophy

She is a knowledgable critic of her father and when Taylor was recently going through a poor patch of form she told him: "Dad, I think now you should poke your tongue out if you get to 50". However, Bashir will not be able to attend the match from the stands this time . Team India went on to win the game by D/L method. I would have loved to be there in Birmingham as well but since the game is during the month of Ramadan, the trip to Mecca with my family was already planned and I will be ...

Sport Aubameyang seals Dortmund's German Cup final win
Author: 0 Aubameyang seals Dortmund's German Cup final win

They fell out after Tuchel complained he was not consulted when Dortmund played their Champions League quarterfinal home leg against Monaco less than 24 hours after the April 11 bomb attack on their team bus. Ousmane Dembele got the first goal for Dortmund before Ante Rebic found the equaliser for Frankfurt. Japan midfielder fired at Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky just after the break.

Sport Saul: United target Griezmann important but no one is above Atletico
Author: 0 Saul: United target Griezmann important but no one is above Atletico

The France international's future was a discussion point as Saul and Atletico's film producer president Enrique Cerezo welcomed Hollywood star Tom Cruise to the club's nearly finished new Wanda Metropolitano stadium on Monday. The club said goodbye to their famous ground the Vicente Calderon over the weekend as they played an exhibition match against a World XI - who won 5-4.

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