Sport Do the Cavs or Warriors have more at stake?
Author: 0 Do the Cavs or Warriors have more at stake?

The unwashed In the two NBA Finals that LeBron has lost since he finally broke through and won his first 2012 - San Antonio in 2014, Golden State in 2015 - the Finals MVP was an off-the-radar wing who made his bones in that series, in large part, by checking LeBron.

Author: 0 Zverev stuns Djokovic in Italian Open final

While Agassi is unlikely to join Djokovic full time, the relationship could prove to be very fruitful for the Serbian's quest to win a 13th Grand Slam title. "You're an awesome player". It was a tour-best fourth title this year for Svitolina and the most prestigious trophy of her young career. Alexander Zverev has been rewarded with a first trip into the top 10 of the ATP rankings after beating Novak Djokovic to seal the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.

Sport Memorial a home game only by location for Jason Day
Author: 0 Memorial a home game only by location for Jason Day

Hideki Matsuyama has 20/1 odds to win this weekend. Three behind going into the final round, he closed with a 74 and tied for 27th. He was out for more than three months, came back for a match play event in Scotland, sat out another six weeks, missed two cuts and then chose to give it full healing by sitting out 10 more weeks.

Author: 0 Predators goalie Pekka Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead

Then, with just 10 seconds gone in the third period, Guentzel scored the game-winning goal after putting home a Bryan Rust rebound, making it 2-1 Penguins. I thought he was one of the most noticeable players on the ice the other night. Craig Smith took a cross-checking penalty almost 200 feet from his own net, Fisher turned a 5-on-3 into a 4-on-3 when he took an interference penalty in the offensive slot and McLeod took a high-sticking penalty.

Sport It's a girl? Serena Williams lauds baby gender 'surprise'
Author: 0 It's a girl? Serena Williams lauds baby gender 'surprise'

Serena , who was recently seen watching her sister's French Open match from the stands, tweeted the following statement regarding her pregnancy . "It's actually kind of one of my biggest fears, but that's okay", said the 32-year-old. She, however, has not advanced to the third round since 2006. "I think it's not easy for her to watch , because, you know, obviously she knows she can do well here", said Venus after the match.

Author: 0 Love grows into role with LeBron in Cavs' title quest

Allowing offensive rebounds has been a big problem for each team facing the Cavs, and Thompson is leading the league in offensive rebounds this postseason. "He's competitive and he wants to win, so you can bet that he's not happy about previous year and he's going to go after this one". During these playoffs, James passed Jordan as the all-time playoffs scoring leader, and he will be in the NBA Finals for the seventh straight year.

Author: 0 Someone Spray Painted The N-Word On LeBron James' L.A

LeBron James might be the most beloved and recognized black man in America today. TMZ was first to report that the Los Angeles home of LeBron James was vandalized early Wednesday morning. He lives in Bath, Ohio. James' agent, Rich Paul, declined to comment on the vandalism. James is suspected to be in the Golden State in preparation for Game 1 of the National Basketball Association finals Thursday (June 1) against the Steph Curry and the Warriors.

Sport Paul Casey two shots behind leader Webb Simpson ahead of final round
Author: 0 Paul Casey two shots behind leader Webb Simpson ahead of final round

Jamieson dropped three shots in his first three holes to fall five off the lead, but a run of six birdies in seven holes around the turn saw him surge back up the leaderboard. Thus, the player who makes the quickest adjustment might very well have the advantage Sunday. But that was about the only lament the American had after carding 67 to post a nine-under-par 201 total on another breezy day at Colonial Country Club.

Sport Packers release punter Jacob Schum
Author: 0 Packers release punter Jacob Schum

In one final roster move, the Packers signed rookie wide receiver Colby Pearson to take Schum's spot on the roster. Undrafted rookie Justin Vogel is the only punter now on the Packers roster. Schum's net average of 39.1 yards, which ranked 24th, was a yard worse than Masthay's from 2015 but slightly better than Masthay's career mark. The Green Bay packers have released UB Alumnus Jake Schum.

Sport Venus Williams vs. Kurumi Nara 2017 French Open Pick, Odds, Prediction
Author: 0 Venus Williams vs. Kurumi Nara 2017 French Open Pick, Odds, Prediction

However, Serena took to Twitter today in an attempt to cool all those cooing on social media for a baby girl. After eliminating the youngest player at this year's French Open in the first round , Japan's Kurumi Nara will move all the way along the age spectrum on Wednesday when she seeks a second successive win over Venus Williams .

Author: 0 Djokovic and Nadal win first up at Roland Garros

The American also had a surprise visitor, with Djokovic's former coach Boris Becker popping out to shake the hand of his successor. If Djokovic continues to progress, his challenges will get much tougher once Agassi has left. Jack Sock has fallen at the first hurdle at the French Open against a player he beat two weeks ago in Rome. In-form Ukrainian Elina Svitolina moved swiftly into the second round of the French Open , easing through a potentially tricky encounter against Yaroslava ...

Sport Spurs list Leonard as questionable for Game 3
Author: 0 Spurs list Leonard as questionable for Game 3

Leonard's replacement in the starting lineup, Jonathon Simmons , was the only Spurs player to show up, scoring 17 points in the first half while no other San Antonio player scored more than four. "That was disappointing. When you're playing a team that's as good as Golden State, you're going to get embarrassed if that's the way you come out, and we did".

Sport Frugal Narine helps put KKR one step closer to final
Author: 0 Frugal Narine helps put KKR one step closer to final

Coming out to bat, Mumbai too lost three early wickets in the run-chase but were steadied by Rohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya as they built at 54-run partnership. "We discussed after the last game as well that this is not a wicket where you get 160 or 170". Kolkata skipper Gambhir felt that recovering after losing so many wickets early on was obviously going to be very hard.

Author: 0 England bowl against Bangladesh in Champions Trophy opener

In the first match of this year Champions Trophy , the host England meets Bangladesh at the Oval stadium. The last time these two teams met in an ICC tournament was in the 2015 World Cup where Bangladesh riding on a century from Mahmudullah and a four-wicket haul from Rubel Hossain helped them complete a 15-run victory and more importantly, they qualified to the next round over England .

Author: 0 Steve Kerr could return to the bench during the NBA Finals

This year, the Warriors won't blow a commanding 3-1 lead to the Cavaliers - if " NBA 2K17 " is to be believed. People may begin to wonder if his NBA Finals appearances are because of the lack of competition and not his dominance. Will Lebron James further the claim of being the best that ever played the game , or will Kevin Durant's brazen ring chasing pay off? Golden State will try to keep him in check with Draymond Green , one of the league's best and most versatile defenders.

Sport Tamim century lifts Bangladesh to 305-6 against England
Author: 0 Tamim century lifts Bangladesh to 305-6 against England

Bangladesh threatened the same punishment in their first one-day global on English soil in seven years by producing their highest score against England , and the eighth-best total in trophy history, 40 runs more than their previous best. But Morgan gave Roy a huge vote of confidence on the eve of the tournament, effectively guaranteeing his place for the tournament. "He [Bairstow] misses out unfortunately", added Morgan .

Sport Austin Rivers Says Glen Davis Was 'Constantly Out of Shape' with Clippers
Author: 0 Austin Rivers Says Glen Davis Was 'Constantly Out of Shape' with Clippers

Former LSU hoops star Glen "Big Baby" Davis escalated a war of words with former Los Angeles Clippers' teammate Austin Rivers with a video in which he says Rivers is "lying" about him being constantly out of shape. That move raised eyebrows, given that Doc Rivers was running the team, and while his 24-year-old son elevated his play a bit, some questioned the three-year, $35 million-plus deal he was given last year, especially as that hampered the team's pursuit of Kevin Durant.

Sport Google marks start of ICC Champions Trophy with doodle you can't resist
Author: 0 Google marks start of ICC Champions Trophy with doodle you can't resist

England will look to get their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 campaign off to the ideal start when they play Bangladesh in a Group A match at The Oval on Thursday. England prevailed too in Bangladesh a year ago, when they had to dig deep for a 2-1 series verdict, and Mashrafe is not about to proclaim his team's victory prospects this time.

Author: 0 NBA Finals preview: Can't Warriors and Cavaliers fans just get along?

Bram is the associate editor of SB Nation Warriors site Golden State of Mind . The 2017 NBA Finals begin at 9 p.m. Thursday on ABC. If that is the case, what is the reason to watch if you aren't a Warriors or Cavs fan? If not, Brown, who replaced him midway through the first round, faces the team he led to the 2007 NBA Finals.

Sport Bryce Harper, Hunter Strickland start bench-clearing brawl between Nats, Giants
Author: 0 Bryce Harper, Hunter Strickland start bench-clearing brawl between Nats, Giants

The benches cleared. Well, not Madison Bumgarner who is still on the disabled list and had to sit out of the fracas because of the injury. "You had two guys that probably don't care for each other much", Bochy continued. "You can't assume what other people are thinking or what other people are going to do", he said. "So I may or may not have been ready for the whole thing".

Author: 0 Five things to look out for in the NBA Finals

It won't be easy, for either team, but it could - and should - be a fantastic series. The Golden State Warriors with Kevin Durant now in the fold have become a almost unstoppable offensive juggernaut, and that has been shown through their unblemished run through the Western Conference holding a 12-0 record heading into the 2017 NBA Finals .

Sport Kimi Raikkonen: Monaco result doesn't mean much
Author: 0 Kimi Raikkonen: Monaco result doesn't mean much

It allowed Vettel to stay out longer and pick up speed with no traffic in front of him and then, with his extra speed gained, come out of the pits ahead of Raikkonen and cruise to a 45th career victory. Certainly, if it was team orders, it was done much more stealthily then in Germany 2010. "I like to think those points will be valuable at the end of the season".

Sport Writer Slammed for Tweet About Japanese Indy 500 victor
Author: 0 Writer Slammed for Tweet About Japanese Indy 500 victor

The post was later deleted after an avalanche of criticism, with many calling for his dismissal. Moments later, Frei shared a longer apology. The newspaper said Terry Frei was "no longer an employee" of the paper following his "disrespectful and unacceptable tweet" Sunday.

Sport National Basketball Association 2K18's cover star has been announced as Kyrie Irving
Author: 0 National Basketball Association 2K18's cover star has been announced as Kyrie Irving

The NBA Finals, which finally start tonight , won't be the only showcase for Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving . Fans who pre-order National Basketball Association 2K18 at participating North American retail and online vendors receive Early Tip-Off Access, ensuring they receive their copy and in-game bonuses four days early beginning on September 15, 2017.

Sport Kane sets sights on golden boot
Author: 0 Kane sets sights on golden boot

Ben Chilwell pulled one back for Leicester after the break before Kane made it 3-1 with a close-range header and Son curled in the fourth with a neat low shot from 25 metres after some dazzling footwork. 'We were talking a lot about the holidays after the worldwide games (in June)'. "Hopefully I can get the Golden Boot and hopefully Hugo Lloris can get the Golden Glove".

Sport No spoilers: Serena wants baby to be 'surprise'
Author: 0 No spoilers: Serena wants baby to be 'surprise'

The tennis champion who is engaged to Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian , accidentally announced her pregnancy through Snapchat and has since been sharing sweet pics and videos. Fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina dropped a set but not her composure, reaching the third round at the French Open by beating Tsvetana Pironkova 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Sport Racing underway for Team New Zealand
Author: 0 Racing underway for Team New Zealand

The Kiwis were hit with a two-boat penalty for breaking the start box early, gifting Ben Ainslie's crew a dream start and the lead by four seconds at the first mark. The America's Cup catamarans, which will reach speeds of more than 80.47kmh as they rise on hydrofoils to "fly" above the surface of the water, are smaller than the 72-footers used in San Francisco.

Sport Modi-Putin summit: Officials working overtime to iron out details
Author: 0 Modi-Putin summit: Officials working overtime to iron out details

In his speech, Rajoy praised the Indian Prime Minister for the "broad raft of economic reforms" he is pushing through in his country to ensure "good governance" and "a more developed and knowledge-based economy". Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to join several programmes. Russian Federation and India enjoyed a decades-long alliance forged during the Cold War, when the Soviet Union was New Delhi's largest trading partner, diplomatic ally and main arms supplier, providing everything from ...

Author: 0 NBA Finals Full TV Schedule, Where To Watch

Cleveland Cavaliers' Deron Williams smiles during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017 , in Oakland, Calif . It was there in the eyes of Curry and guard Klay Thompson after Game 6 a year ago and my guess is that look of doubt will be back if the Cavaliers even gain a split in the first two games.

Sport Muttering Murray struggles to tame big-hitter Klizan
Author: 0 Muttering Murray struggles to tame big-hitter Klizan

The first set on Court Suzanne Lenglen was a horror show for the world number one against a player who nearly skipped Roland Garros because of a calf injury. Murray had been making too many errors in the first set, but he cut a lot of them out in the second. This time, Murray did not let his level drop, raced to 3-0 and then 6-2 courtesy of a lovely drop-shot victor.

Author: 0 Roy reassured of England place despite poor form

A lot of the performances that we have put together as a team over the last couple of years have been formidable against some very strong sides, so we re looking forward to it as much as anybody. The 42-year-old claimed this side has more experience than title winners of 2013, but will need contributions from their batsmen in order to push on.

Author: 0 What do Pens and Preds have in store for Game 2?

Nashville also went with the same lineup as in Game 1 . The hottest goaltender in the playoffs was only tested 11 times in 58 minutes - and lost. And that doesn't even include the catfish tossed onto the ice by a Predators fan at PPG Paints Arena in the middle of the second period.

Author: 0 A look back at the Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 championship

He makes over 1,000 unique National Basketball Association bets a season. The 72-win Warriors added superstar Kevin Durant to their already talented core. Cleveland is 12-1 in these playoffs, winning by an average of 13.6 points. "Our chemistry is getting better and better", Durant said . "That gives us a chance in any game".

Author: 0 Cavs-Warriors trilogy picks up where it left off

They laid waste to the Blazers, Jazz, and Spurs with only two of their 12 wins coming by single digits. This same theory had the Dubs beating the Cavs past year, too, and that didn't prevent State from squandering a 3-1 Finals lead. They played for the title in six of the next seven years, playing only twice at home , blasting Detroit, 56-14, in 1954 in Cleveland . "They improved their starting lineup, but their bench is not what it was".

Sport Real title win
Author: 0 Real title win "an incredible feeling" for Zidane

For example; the Premier League in England has replicas of the trophy so they can be presented to the winning team - so why can't Spain follow suit? "When you're the Real Madrid coach you know that expectations are very high but I like that".

Author: 0 Google dedicates new Doodle to the ICC Champions Trophy

England's captain Eoin Morgan sits next to the Champions Trophy during a press conference at the Oval cricket ground in London Wednesday May 31, 2017. India, Pakistan , Sri Lanka and South Africa are in Group B . "It is in his delivery stride that he feels the pain". The hosts have all their areas covered and will have the momentum on their side as the home support and conditions favour them.

Sport Sale struggles, but Marrero hits 2 HRs to lift Red Sox
Author: 0 Sale struggles, but Marrero hits 2 HRs to lift Red Sox

In one of his first looks against his former team, there was a warm welcoming by the crowd, but a rude awakening by his former teammates. Jose Quintana pitches for Chicago in a matchup of All-Star left-handers. The five innings pitched were a season low. Strickland is a reliever and they can sometimes go multiple games without being called to pitch even when they're available.

Author: 0 Penguins take two-game lead over Predators in Stanley Cup Final

After a bit of a lull against Ottawa, the Penguins rookie has come back in full force for the Stanley Cup Final. Fifty teams have taken a 2-0 series lead since the Stanley Cup final went to a best-of-seven format in 1939. After the Pittsburgh Penguins chased him from the net in a 4-1 win on Wednesday, he might want to get back to that happy place again. In Game 2 , they had as many shots in the first period (12) as they did total in the previous game.

Author: 0 Penguins, Predators tied 1-1 after 2 in Game 2

Rinne appeared porous on Guentzel's tying goal, then kicked out a fat rebound directly to the rookie for his second of the night. Yet, two games and a.778 save percentage in this series later, that bridge has been burnt faster than you can say regression.

Author: 0 NBA Finals: Cavs vs. Warriors, by the numbers

With Game 1 of the Finals on Thursday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland, observers are only left to wonder: Could the Warriors, facing LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third straight year, become the first team to go undefeated to win a title? Golden State Warriors' Zaza Pachulia shoots during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.

Author: 0 NBA Finals MVP Odds: Kevin Durant favored to win 5/31/17

Not that anyone expected any different. "I can't go out there and do everything on my own or I can't go out there and just let my teammates do all the work for me", Durant said Wednesday, a day before the series opener. Curry is averaging a team-high 28.6 points per game in the playoffs. "It feels a little surreal", Brown said. "We're going to need it even more now".

Sport Alabama & Auburn's 2017-18 SEC Basketball Schedule Released
Author: 0 Alabama & Auburn's 2017-18 SEC Basketball Schedule Released

If you gave teams two permanent rivals - Alabama would have Auburn and Tennessee, Auburn would have Georgia and Alabama, Florida would have Georgia and Tennessee, LSU would have Texas A&M and Ole Miss, and so on - they could rotate their other six games around the rest of the league.

Author: 0 The Baseline Player of the Week: Alexander Zverev

Now he has brought in American Agassi, who retired in 2006 after a career which yielded eight Grand Slam titles wins. "I spoke to Andre the last couple weeks on the phone, and we chose to get together in Paris", Djokovic said . Djokovic, the second seed and the only former Masters victor remaining in the draw, will now face Dominic Thiem later on Saturday after the Austrian starlet sent seven-time champion Rafael Nadal of Spain crashing out in the quarters.

Author: 0 Pros predict UFC 212 main event Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway

The following is a breakdown of the statistical categories that could end up being the difference on Saturday night. On Thursday, Aldo and Holloway faced off for the first time during fight week just days away from their showdown in the Octagon where the victor will walk out as the undisputed featherweight champion of the world.

Author: 0 Imperious Nadal chasing French Open decima

Under watchful eye of new coach Andre Agassi , Djokovic looked his comfortable self as he begins quest to defend the title he won past year in fourth attempt. "Pretty huge disappointment, especially on a surface I really enjoy playing. Great memories here", he said. "But need to get home, regroup, take a little break from tennis for a minute, get the energy and enthusiasm back".

Sport Training camp players dominate Lions team for tour opener
Author: 0 Training camp players dominate Lions team for tour opener

Coincidentally, his knee injury could have prompted a sense of deja vu for the loose forward. The Lions , who have won just one previous series in New Zealand , will play 10 games on the tour. Former hooker Gatland, who coached the Lions to a Test series win over Australia in 2013, said his son's appearance was "awesome" and the pair enjoyed some banter ahead of the Barbarians match.

Author: 0 Steph Curry says he's ready for NBA Finals redemption

Perhaps most noteworthy, it gives Durant the chance at a first championship and validation for his decision to leave the Thunder and join the league's latest super team. "It feels a little surreal", Brown said. Golden State has the edge on paper, but James won't make this an easy series for the Warriors . With Durant, Golden State's small lineup of death is outscoring opponents by 21.1 net points per 100 possessions in the playoffs, on par with its regular season performance (plus-23.9).

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