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 .
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 ...
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".
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.
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 .
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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".
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 .
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".
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
However, India captain Virat Kohli has said playing against Pakistan changes nothing for the team. "I don't think you can have too much similarity in both formats (T20 and ODI) but I think from getting some game time, from that point of view".
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.
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.
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.
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".
Interestingly, England's worst day on the field in the event came against Bangladesh . In all likelihood, it will be a chance of redemption for the hosts, and strong contenders, in the inaugural match and start their campaign on a desired note.
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".
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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).
Wenger is reported to have been offered a new contract, but when asked if he knows what will happen, he replied: "No". "I believe that it's a positive trend, but it would be ridiculous if 20 years depends on one game or the future of the club depends on one game".
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.
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.
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.
Wenger's future has been up in the air for much of the season as both he and the club refused to publicly announce their intentions. Arsenal have won the FA Cup three times in the last four seasons and Ramsey has now bagged the victor twice.
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 ...
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.
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 .
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).
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 ...