Author: 0 Cavaliers, Warriors clear leaders on NBA Conference odds boards

While much of the focus leading up to Cavs vs. 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 Coach Steve Kerr possible to return in NBA Finals, sources say

It was a crushing defeat for the Warriors , who led 3-1 before the Cavs won three games in a row to claim the championship. Everyone has their own Warriors Cavaliers Predictions for 2017, but the top NBA basketball video game simulation has just crunched the numbers.

Sport LeBron James' Los Angeles home vandalized with racial slur
Author: 0 LeBron James' Los Angeles home vandalized with racial slur

TMZ reported Wednesday that a home owned by National Basketball Association star LeBron James in Los Angeles was vandalized when someone spray-painted the n-word on his front gate. Till's mother insisted on an open-casket funeral to publicly show the violent way her 14-year-old son was killed. "And we've got a long way to go for us as a society and for us as African-Americans until we feel equal in America", he added.

Author: 0 Guentzel shines again as Pens pull clear of Preds in Game Two

Ten seconds into the third period, Guentzel - who delivered the game-winner in Game 1 - notched his second of the game. "It's obviously very disappointing right now, but it's a series and we're down 2-0 going home ", Rinne said. In this case, you can see why. Pittsburgh is an opportunistic team with the talent to convert on its chances. Guentzel, whose locker stall is next to Sidney Crosby's in the Penguins' dressing room and who was once the stick boy for the University of ...

Author: 0 Ducks F Rakell out for Game 5

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 . It's a matter of going out and executing the way we can". Will the Nashville Predators close out the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference Finals when the two meet in Game 6 tonight at 8PM ET? In Game 3, they rallied from a 1-0 deficit to win 2-1.

Sport Gunners miss out on Champions League spot
Author: 0 Gunners miss out on Champions League spot

But Liverpool beat Middlesbrough and City trounced Watford, meaning Arsene Wenger's men finish fifth and, for the first time since 1996, will have to settle for Europa League football next term. Wenger also admitted that missing out on a top-four berth felt "very strange". They had looked like making an unlikely title challenge until results took a nosedive during a packed January schedule and they never recovered but managed to hold on for fourth place .

Author: 0 NBA Draft 2017: Will Boston Celtics Make Markelle Fultz No. 1 Pick?

The problem with getting real value out of the seventh pick depends on who is going to be on the board with the pick, meaning it's more likely that a deal with the seventh pick happens on draft night as players start to fall into place. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers could still wind up with Lonzo Ball if the Sixers were to select Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 overall pick (provided they trade up in the draft).

Author: 0 Penguins beat Predators 4-1, take 2-0 lead

We know they are going to use that to their advantage in games three and four. Rinne is a three-time Vezina Trophy finalist who entered the final as the hottest goaltender in the playoffs with a.947 save percentage. The game started well for the visitors when a strong individual effort by Aberg gave Nashville a 1-0 lead at 12:57 of the first. Rinne had been the hottest goalie in the playoffs coming into the final, but he's been hit for eight goals on only 36 shots in two games and badly ...

Author: 0 Guentzel shines again as Pens surge to Game Two win

The Predators had 38 shots to the Penguins' 27, but Rinne allowed four goals on 25 shots and got the hook in favor of backup Juuse Saros in the third period. A woman walks past pictures of Nashville Predators defensemen Ryan Ellis, left, and P. K. Subban outside Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, May 31, 2017 , in Nashville, Tenn.

Sport The Loop Auckland hosts rugby activation for Lions tour
Author: 0 The Loop Auckland hosts rugby activation for Lions tour

But, for the former All Blacks hooker, it is the test matches that count. "And then I just want us to win, and I don't care how we win". Jager played for Blackrock College as a back-row forward, but moved up to the front row when he moved to New Zealand .

Author: 0 Ernesto Valverde replaces Luis Enrique as Barca coach

Barcelona have officially named Ernesto Valverde as Luis Enrique's successor in the dugout. Valverde did not confirm reports that he has already reached a deal to coach Barcelona next season, and did not dismiss taking a year off after four seasons at Athletic.

Author: 0 From Hockey 101, Preds bring Stanley Cup Final to Music City

Chris Kunitz had two assists for the Penguins for a second game in a row. Fifty teams have taken a 2-0 lead since the final went to a best-of-seven format in 1939. Monday. That was enough to end Rinne's night, but the Predators aren't blaming their goaltender for the series deficit. Bonino, who scored in Game 1 , took the puck to the left foot or ankle and could not put weight on it as he was helped off the ice.

Author: 0 £350000-per-week! Ozil and Sanchez band together in Arsenal demands

That is the level of the problem'. Speaking to Arsenal Player in the wake of official confirmation of his new two year deal , the Arsenal manager was asked about his summer plans and admitted there would some squad turnover. He issued a statement on Wednesday which called on the board to support Wenger. Adams added he does not want Wenger's job to "end in tears". Craig Burley doesn't mince his words when it comes to how he feels about Arsene Wenger's two-year extension at Arsenal .

Author: 0 Jason Roy reassured of England place despite poor form

South Africa and England are the perennial underachievers in one-day worldwide cricket , mixing high hopes with high-profile failures in the big tournaments. "At least four or five of our players have been playing cricket together for the last 10, 12 years". The South Africans are the top-ranked ODI team, with the top-ranked batsman (AB de Villiers) and the top two bowlers ( Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir).

Author: 0 LeBron James speaks out on racism after graffiti attack

A slight decline in price this year was expected, given last year's NBA Finals featured a record-setting 73-win Warriors team and the possibility of LeBron James' first NBA title win as a member of the Cavaliers . This season Love has stepped up, averaging 19 points a game, 2 .5 more per contest than his previous two seasons. I think our team was the most poised past year.

Sport Who Are Celtics Fans Rooting For In The NBA Finals?
Author: 0 Who Are Celtics Fans Rooting For In The NBA Finals?

EDT at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. James and the Cavaliers are in California this week for the first and second games of the best-of-seven National Basketball Association finals against the Golden State Warriors . "She said everything is fine". It was discovered shortly after dawn on Wednesday and has since been painted over, she said. In the East, it hasn't worked because LeBron James is one of the game's all-time greats and is a dominant force.

Author: 0 Guentzel scores pair, Pens chase Rinne in 4-1 win

So let's assume the Pittsburgh Penguins win two more games before the Nashville Predators win four and they capture their fifth Stanley Cup in franchise history. "Obviously, they're going to be tough to get". Only a handful of Penguins participated in a skate on Tuesday, though the video room was crowded while they searched for ways to make sure a funk like that doesn't happen again.

Author: 0 Tigers defeat Royals 6-5 to end trip

We had good at-bats. The struggles continue for Royals starter Ian Kennedy . Boyd is putting too many runners on, which leads to big two-out hits. "I felt really good the first two innings. I'll just try to correct that between starts". He only picked up two outs before Alex Avila cracked an opposite field solo shot to make it 6-3 Tigers.

Sport Ronaldo at his best ahead of Champions League final
Author: 0 Ronaldo at his best ahead of Champions League final

Going into the game, there will be a selection headache for Zinedine Zidane who will have to choose between bringing Gareth Bale back into the side or giving in-form midfielder Isco a place in the starting eleven. Whatever is best for the team is ultimately the most important". In hindsight, I should have stayed out a bit longer and let it heal and strengthen. I've been very unlucky with my ankle to require surgery, so it has been very frustrating.

Author: 0 Kisner holds off Spieth, claims Colonial title

It's just the second PGA Tournament win of Kisner's career, with the only other victory coming back in his 109th Tour start in November 2015 at the RSM Classic in Sea Island, Georgia, when he ran away from the field, defeating Kevin Chappell by six strokes.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant Can't Win in These NBA Finals with Fans or Media

Still, nobody could rule out Cleveland's chances given what happened previous year. Never mind that the Cavaliers are the defending champions. They key to Golden State's stout defence is Green , whose biggest defensive strength may be rim protection.

Author: 0 Penguins shuffle lines for Game 2 of Cup Final

Pittsburgh , the defending champion, defeated finals Nashville 5-3 in Game 1 on Monday. That makes an NHL-high 12 goals in the postseason for Guentzel, who is suddenly in the lead for the Conn Smythe Trophy. "I think this team has an inner belief that we can score goals", Sullivan said, "and they've provided plenty of evidence to suggest that". This is the only way we may get ahead on the scoreboard in the end.

Sport Google marks start of 2017 ICC Champions Trophy with its addictive doodle
Author: 0 Google marks start of 2017 ICC Champions Trophy with its addictive doodle

The Indian team has not displayed any signs of stress during their two warm-up matches which they won without breaking any sweat. The decision will remain the same throughout the tournament . The England captain was happy that the reality check happened for the team ahead of the Champions Trophy , not during the tournament . "I think we can expect to see more of what we have been seeing over the previous year from South Africa in this tournament - a fearless brand of cricket".

Author: 0 Rare Team USA loss in America's Cup race

The Swedish team made amends in their second race by ending the three-race winning run of Oracle Team USA with a convincing show of tactics and boat speed giving them victory by a 39-second margin after they took the lead from the start. "Great to get the first race under the belt, I'm sure all the guys having their first one are happy to put it to bed", says Glenn, with an air of relief to have got the first point on the board in the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers.

Sport Huddersfield Town have the history of a top-flight team
Author: 0 Huddersfield Town have the history of a top-flight team

David Wagner wished QPR boss Ian Holloway luck for life in the Championship next season after Huddersfield defied the odds to win Premier League promotion . "When I took over in 2009 it has got harder and harder every year, we are competing with some real big boys". "I said to the players before the semi-finals: 'You are heroes, you finished fifth in the league, but from hero to zero in football is sometimes only a week and now you have the opportunity to become legends.' Now they ...

Author: 0 England, Bangladesh look to banish the batting blues

England collapsed to 20 for six in their final pre-tournament one-day worldwide against South Africa at Lord's on Monday. "The sense that this dispute will further galvanise the Australian team was reinforced by skipper Steve Smith when he indicated that winning the Champions Trophy would help the players in their negotiations with the Board", wrote Chappell in his article for Mid-Day.

Sport White Sox broadcaster Ken Harrelson to retire after next season
Author: 0 White Sox broadcaster Ken Harrelson to retire after next season

Harrelson has cut back his schedule the past two seasons since he lives in IN and drives about 90 minutes each way to and from the ballpark. The man behind some of baseball's more unique calls has set a timetable for when he'll stop calling Chicago White Sox games.

Sport Serena Williams Keeping Baby's Gender A 'Surprise'
Author: 0 Serena Williams Keeping Baby's Gender A 'Surprise'

Venus is yet to win a game in three appearances at the clay court grand slam tournament in Paris but senses that can change when he lines up alongside American Ryan Harrison. "I didn't tell a lot of people, to be quite honest, and I'd been saving it", Serena continued. He didn't permit them to affect his ability to smack a tennis ball, either, and managed to edge Borna Coric 6-2, 7-6 (8), 3-6, 7-6 (6) and reach the French Open's third round.

Sport Browns Send LB Demario Davis Back To Jets For DB Calvin Pryor
Author: 0 Browns Send LB Demario Davis Back To Jets For DB Calvin Pryor

Davis signed a 2-year, $8 million deal last offseason as an unrestricted free agent after he spent the first 4 years of his career with the Jets. After recording 16 special-teams stops his rookie season in New York, Davis started 16 games each of the next three Jets' campaigns and collected 120, 125 and 114 tackles while playing alongside Davis Harris.

Sport Harbhajan Singh lashes out at media over 'privilege' statement against MS Dhoni
Author: 0 Harbhajan Singh lashes out at media over 'privilege' statement against MS Dhoni

That way I have noticed that you don't put pressure on yourself. "He was outstanding in the IPL and still capable to win matches for the Indian team", Clarke said. "I have taken a lot of advice from "Mahi Bhai " (Dhoni)", he said during the IPL. Slamming media sites for misquoting him, Harbhajan clarified that he never doubted the former skipper's selection and requested not to quote him on things which he never said.

Author: 0 Alexander Zverev upsets Novak Djokovic to win Italian Open title

Djokovic has won seven of his last eight matches on outdoor clay court. Djokovic later announced that Andre Agassi will coach him at the French Open , which starts next Sunday. Svitolina will chase a fourth title of the year after trophy triumphs in Taiwan, Dubai and Istanbul. "I just have to congratulate (Thiem), because he was better than me this afternoon", Nadal said .

Author: 0 LeBron James Talks Vandalism, Racism: 'Being Black In America Is Tough'

Police were called to James' property on Wednesday morning West Coast time after a racial slur was graffitied on a private fence of his home. Thomas mentioned athletes like Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell and Oscar Robertson, whose legacies include much more than what they were able to achieve playing their sports.

Author: 0 Jupiter Police Department Release Footage of Tiger Woods DUI Arrest

Jupiter Police released the dashcam footage of the incident on Wednesday night. His auto showed signs of "fresh damage" on the driver's side of the vehicle, according to the records. In a statement after his arrest Monday - before the video surfaced - Woods said alcohol was not involved, blaming his disorientation on "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications".

Sport Shop the Shoes Princess Charlotte Wore at Pippa Middleton's Wedding
Author: 0 Shop the Shoes Princess Charlotte Wore at Pippa Middleton's Wedding

She got married to the love of her life, James Matthews , a 41-year-old financier in the presence of friends and family including princes William and Harry . There were spring weddings all across England on Saturday, but only Pippa Middleton's nuptials featured two likely future British kings on the guest list.

Author: 0 Warriors Beat Cavaliers in 2017 Says NBA 2K Simulation

The Golden State Warriors took down the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games in the 2015 NBA Finals . The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in O. "But at the end of the day winning a championship is winning a championship". Ask him for the time and he'll ask if you have the time to listen while he tells you how he invented the sport.

Author: 0 The Cavaliers unveiled a new logo suite for the 2017-18 season

And that juggernaut will require the Cleveland Cavaliers to play airtight defense in these NBA Finals . The Warriors are off to the best start in National Basketball Association playoff history at 12-0, but they had won a record 73 regular season games last season and felt empty when they couldn't win the title.

Author: 0 LeBron's home vandalised in Los Angeles

On the brink of becoming the first player since the early 1960s to play in seven straight Finals, James finds himself in a similar - and somewhat surprising - situation. "Obviously when you play against somebody and it's the third time in a row and split the seasons and championships, they don't like each other". His coach that year was Mike Brown , who has served as acting coach for the Warriors while Steve Kerr is out following complications from back surgery.

Sport LeBron James' LA home vandalized with racial slur
Author: 0 LeBron James' LA home vandalized with racial slur

The small forward, who leads the defending champion Cavaliers into the opening game of the NBA Finals Thursday night, was not at home. And, by the time officers arrived at the home, "the racial slur was covered up by property management, police said".

Author: 0 1 last doubt for Zidane: Creative Isco or overpowering Bale?

Certainly, they are well equipped up front to cause Real Madrid problems and there will be plenty of scrunity on striker Gonzalo Higuain . Gareth Bale of Real Madrid at Valdebebas training ground, Madrid , Spain, May 30. Both sides are now in with a chance of the most sought after silverware in Europe if not the world, and the final promises to be a showcase of some of the best footballing talent in the world right now.

Sport Moses, an honest player, did not plan to dive, says Conte
Author: 0 Moses, an honest player, did not plan to dive, says Conte

Gazidis also called on the club's fans to unite behind the team after a season in which protests both inside and outside the stadium have - in his opinion - affected performances on the pitch. 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.

Author: 0 For reasons beyond goaltending, Sullivan should bring back Fleury in Game 7

They last played in the Cup final a decade ago, when they faced the Anaheim Ducks in 2007. Will this game serve as a wake-up call for the Ottawa Senators? "There's no pressure on us". And we still have our back against the wall. Maybe the embarrassment of the loss was what Ottawa needed. Boucher sheltered the line to an nearly comical degree, deploying them only for offensive zone draws against either Pittsburgh's third or fourth lines, but they did their job when called upon.

Author: 0 Mathews likely to Lanka's Champions Trophy opener

Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara on Tuesday said defending champions India are capable of retaining the Champions Trophy title as they were a better balanced unit with "real firepower in their fast bowling". They used to trail behind other teams in terms of its strategy and approach, but now it is one of the most progressive teams. Guptill took a particular liking to Sandakan and Kapugedera late in his innings, scoring a combined 52 off 16 balls against the pair.

Sport Rabada displaces Tahir as No. 1 ODI bowler
Author: 0 Rabada displaces Tahir as No. 1 ODI bowler

Kohli, on the other hand, had taken 161 innings to reach 7,000 ODI runs. En route to this landmark Hashim Amla took just 151 innings and thereby broke Virat Kohli's record (who reached 7000 runs in 166 innings). He achieved this milestone in the third ODI against England at Lord's. He reached the breakthrough of 7,000 ODI runs in his third ODI. There had also been a slight concern over David Miller, but Domingo also gave reassurance that the big-hitting left-hander would be fine.

Author: 0 LeBron James entering the NBA Finals as the underdog … again

Golden State and Cleveland meet in the NBA Finals for the third year in a row, with the Warriors taking the title in 2015 but being dethroned in 2016 by the Cavaliers , who rallied from 3-1 down to win the best-of-seven series in the greatest comeback in finals history.

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