Author: 0 Curry shines as Warriors crush Spurs, lead series 2-0

This stance would surely meet with the ever-competitive Leonard's approval, but it's not a lock the Spurs throw their franchise player out there just because it's a big spot. Spurs playmaker LaMarcus Aldridge was prodded by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to score more, although he has faced two and three defenders at times with Leonard and star guard Tony Parker both out injured.

Author: 0 Cavs repeat, Warriors dynasty at stake

The Golden State Warriors are so flush with talent they can unseat the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals even if they are not firing on all cylinders, TV pundits said on Tuesday. There is a way to beat Golden State. He's part of a revamped center position along with fellow newcomers Javale McGee and David West. Kyrie only played two games against the Hawks in round three before breaking his kneecap in overtime of game one of the Finals .

Sport BCCI and PCB discuss alternate venues for India-Pakistan matches
Author: 0 BCCI and PCB discuss alternate venues for India-Pakistan matches

India and Pakistan last played a bilateral series in 2012-13 and now only meet at the multi-team tournament hosted by either International Cricket Council (ICC) or Asian Cricket Council (ACC). "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 there for a month", he said.

Sport Lights Out: Ray throws first career shutout, Diamondbacks beat Pirates
Author: 0 Lights Out: Ray throws first career shutout, Diamondbacks beat Pirates

Both starting pitchers departed with injuries . Arizona has split the first six contests of its 11-game road trip after Robbie Ray tossed the team's first shutout with at least 10 strikeouts on the road since 2004. Kuhl allowed two runs and three hits in five innings. He exited the game in position for the victory, but the Brewers took the lead against the bullpen before the Diamondbacks tied things up in the ninth and won in the 10th.

Sport Collision & Damage for Ben Ainslie in America's Cup Qualifiers
Author: 0 Collision & Damage for Ben Ainslie in America's Cup Qualifiers

After that, Sweden and New Zealand will collide in Race 14. "We actually made quite a lot of them, especially early on in the first two starts". "Ben has apologized", Barker said. "We respect the opposition and know how hard it is to win this event, but we can do it". "There's a couple of bruises", SoftBank Team Japan's tactician Chris Draper said when asked in a television interview about the incident.

Author: 0 Does Wayne Rooney have a point about Tottenham Hotspur?

Ajax Amsterdam coach Peter Bosz was disappointed by his team's performance in their 2-0 defeat by Manchester United in Wednesday's Europa League final, but vowed to learn from United's physical display and come back stronger. Rooney was also omitted from Gareth Southgate's England squad announced in March, although he was carrying a knee injury at the time . The striker, though, did play his part.

Sport Cavaliers find their feet and beat Celtics in Game 4
Author: 0 Cavaliers find their feet and beat Celtics in Game 4

LeBron James hit 34 points to help the Cavaliers to a comeback win to move within one win of an nearly inevitable third date in the Finals with Golden State. Kevin Love is the third double-digit scorer and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. James showed no ill effects in the game, finishing with 35 points.

Sport Kvitova eases past Boserup on French Open first day
Author: 0 Kvitova eases past Boserup on French Open first day

Kvitova's eyes welled with tears at the end of her 6-3, 6-2 win against 86th-ranked Julia Boserup of the United States. While I'm sure Kvitova will hit a physical wall at some point due to the lack of matches under her belt, she played well enough to win another match and advance to the third round.

Author: 0 LeBron James Closes in on All-Time Best Label

Yes, the Warriors are the NBA's Goliath, but the Cavaliers are no David. The Cleveland Cavaliers will step into the Oracle Arena on June 1 to meet the Golden State Warriors for the first game of the 2017 NBA Finals . The 2017 NBA Finals have had an air of inevitability about them since before the start of this season. It's quite possible this is just the result of incorporating another high volume shooter in Kevin Durant , but the way the ball moves around the perimeter in Golden ...

Author: 0 Can Celtics Overcome Home Woes To Extend Eastern Conference Finals?

The Celtics started Game 4 in the driver's seat but lifted by Irving's 42-points, and James' 34-points, the 3rd and 4th quarters belonged exclusively to the Cavs. According to ESPN Stats and Information, Celtics are 2-9 all-time in playoff series when trailing 3-1 and will go up against a Cavaliers team desperate to finish off this matchup.

Sport Cristiano Ronaldo
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo "I hope Buffon has an ugly game"

It's a special final. "The team is in good form and we have to take advantage of it". The team that makes fewer errors will probably win. SPANISH publication AS has named four players who will be leaving Real Madrid , and four more who are not guaranteed to stay for next season.

Sport Arsene Wenger must justify new deal with title tilt, says Nigel Winterburn
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger must justify new deal with title tilt, says Nigel Winterburn

Suggestions that Arsenal may insist on hiring a director of football to work with Wenger had sparked claims the Frenchman was considering ending his 21-year reign. Usmanov, who owns 30 percent of Arsenal , failed in his bid to buy out majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke . "It's what the fans, players, staff, manager and board expect and we won't rest until that is achieved".

Author: 0 Horschel defeats Day in playoff at Byron Nelson

It slipped past the left side of the hole, and Horschel commiserated with Day by telling him he didn't want to win "like this". "Someone's looking out for me today". Everything is coming along nicely. "I only had one top 10 up to this point". It takes a little time to get back in the form I was in leading into the Masters .

Author: 0 AP's position-by-position matchups for the NBA Finals

Cleveland has trailed in three games by double digits but came back to win each one. No way, you say! "We don't know yet", said James. The Cleveland Cavaliers pose with the Eastern Conference Championship Trophy after defeating the Boston Celtics 135-102 in Game Five of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 25, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Sport Hunter Strickland suspended 6 games, Bryce Harper 4
Author: 0 Hunter Strickland suspended 6 games, Bryce Harper 4

After Strickland planted a objective pitch on Harper's hip in the eighth inning of Washington's 3-0 win over San Francisco at AT&T Park, Harper charged the mound, threw his helmet in anger and began wailing away at the Giants relief pitcher, triggering an un-Nationals like brawl.

Sport Takuma Sato is the first Japanese driver to win 2017 Indianapolis 500
Author: 0 Takuma Sato is the first Japanese driver to win 2017 Indianapolis 500

The 102nd Indianapolis 500 will take place on May 27, 2018. 2017 Indianapolis 500 Champion Takuma Sato was rewarded with a check for $2.45 million at Monday evening's Indy 500 Victory Banquet. But with a six-car team at Indy, Michael Andretti has yet to get his son to the finish line first. It was a blown engine that brought Alonso's race to an end on the 179th lap, and Honda's engine woes also ended the day for Ryan Hunter-Reay and Charlie Kimball .

Sport Morgan sees South Africa rout as timely lesson for England
Author: 0 Morgan sees South Africa rout as timely lesson for England

The Indian captain slammed an unbeaten 52 and guided the team to victory over New Zealand in the first warm-up game of the Champions Trophy. "I saw this game (against Bangladesh ) as an opportunity to showcase my skill and it was nice to get some time in the middle".

Sport USA tests ICBM interceptor system first time in three years
Author: 0 USA tests ICBM interceptor system first time in three years

It was destroyed by another missile fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Anchor: The Pentagon said it has successfully completed a test intercepting an intercontinental ballistic missile. "Even a relatively small and marginally effective nuclear armed missile was too risky to attack in any attempt at any preemptive strike, Walsh observed".

Sport AC Milan coach Montella renews contract until 2019
Author: 0 AC Milan coach Montella renews contract until 2019

Gianluca Di Marzio report that Montella's accepted deal will afford the former Roma star a much improved deal after he guided Milan over the line to finally qualify for the Europa League. 12, 2017 file photo, AC Milan coach Vincenzo Montella gives indications to his players during an Italian Cup, Round of 16 soccer match between AC Milan and Torino, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy.

Sport Prosecutors to drop charges in Stanley Cup dead catfish toss
Author: 0 Prosecutors to drop charges in Stanley Cup dead catfish toss

Their struggles were especially pronounced in the second when the Preds hogged the puck nearly without exception and spent shift after shift in the Pittsburgh zone. Rinne stopped just seven shots. On average, the Penguins are being outshot by three shots a game. Colton Sissons recorded eight goals and 10 points in 58 regular season games.

Sport Cavs, Warriors NBA Finals ticket market strong despite repetitive matchup
Author: 0 Cavs, Warriors NBA Finals ticket market strong despite repetitive matchup

Warriors III has been on how the addition of Kevin Durant to Golden State's star core led by Stephen Curry , Draymond Green and Klay Thompson will make life even more hard for LeBron James , Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers, there are several other newcomers to the rivalry who could play a key role in determining which team wins a second title in this trilogy.

Author: 0 Angels' Trout injured in loss

Trout, a two-time American League MVP who leads the majors with 16 homers, sprained his left thumb in the fifth inning while stealing second base. Trout struck out twice but also reached on an infield single, raising his average to.342, as Los Angeles (26-26) reached the.500 mark for the 12th time this season.

Sport Gareth Bale not 100pc fit for final
Author: 0 Gareth Bale not 100pc fit for final

The 27-year-old has missed Real's past eight games, including their final-day victory at Malaga to win their first La Liga title since 2012. Fifteen years later, in 1981, Los Blancos lost their last final in the Champions League -European Cup, in the old denomination- against Liverpool in Paris.

Sport Petra Kvitova knocked out by Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Author: 0 Petra Kvitova knocked out by Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Kerber failed to withstand the strong forehand and backhand attack from her opponent as she lost the first set 6-2 in 38 minutes. Makarova nailed three games in a row in the second set, before Kerber broke in the fourth game in an unfamiliar manner.

Sport Andy Murray sweeps past Kuznetsov
Author: 0 Andy Murray sweeps past Kuznetsov

It seemed to trigger something in Murray who had been doing his manic grinning and sarcastic applause towards his box in the second set, but suddenly was on a march at the start of the third set, jumping out to a 3-0 lead and keeping Kuznetsov at bay to go up 2-1 in the match.

Sport Serena Williams at French Open to watch Venus
Author: 0 Serena Williams at French Open to watch Venus

Nearly as many cameras were trained on the US tennis star as were trained on Djokovic throughout the latter's 6-1 6-4 6-3 dismantling of Portugal's Joao Sousa . American veteran Venus Williams became the oldest player to book a place in the third round of the French Open since Billie Jean King in 1982 by ousting Japan's Kurumi Nara 6-3, 6-1.

Sport Curry leads Warriors to third straight series sweep
Author: 0 Curry leads Warriors to third straight series sweep

The Golden State Warriors completed a sweep of the San Antonio Spurs , 129-115, Monday, May 22, 2017, to move on to the NBA Finals . Golden State point guard and two-time Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry and shooting forward Kevin Durant have been a dynamic duo in the postseason, averaging 28.6 and 25.2 points, respectively.

Sport Senators, Penguins think deep prior to Game 7
Author: 0 Senators, Penguins think deep prior to Game 7

In four of the six games in this series , the Penguins have been held to a total of four goals, all scored by their best three players, and Ottawa won three of those; in two games, the Penguins have scored a total of 10 goals, and won them both.

Author: 0 Shami key to India's Champions Trophy prospects: Irfan Pathan

Former England captain Nasser Hussain was on hand at The Oval to voice his personal endorsement of the package of innovations presented by technology company Intel for use by the International Cricket Council at the global tournament over the next three weeks.

Sport Lewis Hamilton Wins Tense Spanish Grand Prix [w
Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton Wins Tense Spanish Grand Prix [w

It meant that Hamilton would be on the quicker tyre after the second round of pit stops, allowing him to attack. Hamilton now trims Vettel's Championship lead to six points ahead of the trip to Monaco later this month. "The majority of races we do, you get into the first stint, you realise you're second, so you have to back off, save your tyres, so you're driving at 80 percent, so you have loads of energy", he told United Kingdom broadcasters Channel 4.

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger officially signs new two-year deal with Arsenal

The Frenchman has been at the helm for nearly 21 years and, despite a section of supporters calling for him to depart this summer when his contract expires, he is now expected to further that stay after holding talks with Arsenal's board on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Corey Coleman to miss some time with injury

Browns coach Hue Jackson tried his best Wednesday to assure everyone No. 1 overall draft pick Myles Garrett will be fine despite sitting out organized team activities open to media for the second consecutive week. Others on the stationery bike brigade today included running back Duke Johnson, receiver Kenny Britt , and receiver Corey Coleman . "I think the guy, since he's been here, he's been outstanding..." I just think that now is a time that if a guy is kind of banged up a little ...

Sport Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal advance at French Open
Author: 0 Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal advance at French Open

Their match on Tuesday was suspended because of darkness with Tsonga trailing 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 5-4. "I felt better than in the first round, that's exactly what I wanted", he said. She said: "She's going to call me "favorite aunt". On a more serious note, Djokovic said he was pleased with his form after coming through some hard times since completing a career Grand Slam at Roland Garros a year ago.

Sport Jeremy Thrush predicts New Zealand will whitewash British & Irish Lions
Author: 0 Jeremy Thrush predicts New Zealand will whitewash British & Irish Lions

The Chiefs have not produced the free-flowing rugby they have been known for this season, with their forwards often proving the difference. "Has it reached its potential?" And yet they have not only survived, they have flourished. "It is a very, very tough tour", he said. The classic example of this came on the 1997 tour to South Africa when the Lions went down 35-30 to Northern Transvaal - their only defeat before the series was won.

Author: 0 '17 champ Muguruza into 3rd set at French Open

That's the situation that we were in and it worked fine previous year, and no one said anything. "This year, I mean, the expectations are much bigger, especially in the big tournaments and the Grand Slams". 109 Hsieh hit back from a humbling opening set to eventually come through 1-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4. Dominika Cibulkova, the sixth seed, dropped only three games against Lara Arruabarrena, while Madison Brengle took a more circuitous route to the second round.

Author: 0 Wenger won't be drawn on Arsenal future

For much of the season, Wenger - who is out of contract next month - and the club have publicly refused to announce their intentions. Wenger's men claimed the trophy for the third time in four seasons with a 2-1 win over Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday.

Sport Former 'Cat Maile Helps Jays To Win Over Reds
Author: 0 Former 'Cat Maile Helps Jays To Win Over Reds

Chase Utley, Cody Bellinger and Logan Forsythe hit solo home runs, leading Rich Hill and the Los Angeles Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 for their fifth straight victory. Ray pitched a complete game, four-hit, . Carrera reached third on an obstruction call on a grounder to short by Kevin Pillar , who reached second. Peraza hit a potential double-play ball but it went under the usually sure-handed Goins at shortstop to put runners on the corners.

Author: 0 Woods found asleep at the wheel, no alcohol in his system

The police report also says that Woods stated he takes several prescription drugs, including "soloxex, vicodin, torix, viox". "I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved", Woods said in a statement . When first asked where he was coming from, Woods informed the police officers, "LA", the report states. "If indeed he is taking multiple medicines and they interacted with each other and knocked him out and he didn't anticipate it then I think he fully recovers", said Zimbalist.

Author: 0 FA Cup unlikely to have any bearing on future: Wenger

Despite his disappointment at missing out on the Double, Conte said Chelsea's feat of winning the Premier League with a record 30 wins meant it was still a season to savour. The fan base certainly seems more divided, with Wenger bemoaning the "very hostile environment" created by some fans demanding his removal. Moses was dismissed for a second booking in the 2-1 defeat by Arsenal after going down in the box on 68 minutes - a move deemed to be simulation by referee Anthony Taylor .

Author: 0 Gibson skates, could start as Ducks face elimination in Nashville

The Ducks, meanwhile, are trying to stave off elimination and force a Game 7 as they try to return to the Stanley Cup for the first time since they won the title in the 2006-07 season. Ducks goaltender John Gibson missed the final two periods with a lower-body injury. The 23-year-old center has seven points in 15 playoff games, almost as many as he had in the entire regular season (10).

Sport Eastern Conference Final Game 6 Predictions
Author: 0 Eastern Conference Final Game 6 Predictions

In the lead-up to tonight's game, the mood surrounding the Ottawa Senators could have not been more dour for a team just two wins away from playing for the Stanley Cup; a resounding 7-0 defeat in their last outing and a seemingly dismal crowd for what might have been the last game of the season will do that.

Author: 0 Wenger's top victory miffs champ Conte

Boss Wenger has penned a contract extension at the Emirates until 2019 to end months of speculation over his future. Antonio Conte and Arsene Wenger both deployed a 3-4-3 formation, but there were question marks over the Arsenal defence due to their injury problems.

Sport Capitals Improvement: MacLellan plans on tweaks not overhaul
Author: 0 Capitals Improvement: MacLellan plans on tweaks not overhaul

The Capitals won the Presidents' Trophy for the second straight season but failed to make it past the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Trade Ovechkin or All-Star center Nicklas Backstrom? In three years behind the Washington bench, Trotz has led the team to terrific regular season success, but hasn't been able to get past the second round of the playoffs.

Author: 0 Angelique Kerber knocked out in first round

At the start of the tournament Kerber had said she had to try to fall in love with clay, but she didn't. Makarova is now ranked 40th in the world, but she has been as high as No. Rio Olympics gold medalist Monica Puig eliminated 2015 U.S. Open runner-up Roberta Vinci 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. Three weeks shy of her 37th birthday, the American star, who made her debut in the French capital in 1997, kicks off her latest campaign against China's Wang Qiang .

Author: 0 Nothing goes right for Tsonga in French Open loss

Dominic Thiem , the sixth seed, is another popular pick by experts and he breezed through Simone Bolelli , 7-5, 6-1, 6-3, on Wednesday. On Maxime Hamou being expelled from Roland Garros because he was all the time trying to kiss female journalist on TV live program, Nadal said: 'I can not talk much about that.

Author: 0 Big Ten football releases kickoff times for four Penn State games

Michigan's opener against Florida on September 2 in Arlington, Texas, was previously announced as a 3:30 p.m. kickoff on ABC. Michigan announced today that its November 25 game with Ohio State at Michigan Stadium will air on Fox and kick off at noon.

Author: 0 Historic rubber match could be in store for LeBron

There are a lot of different players that deserve any award that may be given out, and the Isaiah Thomas injury makes it even more hard. The championship win past year, however, does have a positive impact in a different way. I can put the ball in the hoop. Both teams have gotten better. Over the last few days, the Cavs have spent plenty of time in the film room and on the practice floor.

Author: 0 Jack Nicklaus on Tiger Woods: 'He needs our help'

There also was minor damage to the bumpers, and the passenger rear tail light was out. The officers checked but saw no evidence of a traffic accident nearby. In a statement to CNN and other media outlets, Woods, rehabbing from back surgery, said he did not realize the mix of medications "had affected me so strongly".

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