Author: 0 Golden State, Cleveland Ready To Play For NBA Crown

Warriors . In order for Golden State to sign Durant to a maximum possible extension, the team would have to renounce its rights to 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala and fellow free agent Shaun Livingston to create room under the salary cap.

Sport Warburton keen for action as Lions begin tough quest
Author: 0 Warburton keen for action as Lions begin tough quest

There are a further five warm-up matches to be played before the first Test against the All Blacks on June 24 at Auckland's Eden Park . "They will be hugely up for it and have half a dozen players who are involved in Super Rugby squads".

Author: 0 Cooler heads prevail: A different Mr. Met back at ballpark

Mr. Met's decision to flip off a fan was captured in the above video - a video that has gone viral, which explains why the Mets felt the need to quickly contain the situation. When asked if he heard other fans in the section harassing Mr. Met , De Lucia said, "At the time I did not". "I thought he was trying to mimic Bryce Harper and get himself suspended", kidded Tim Rothman, moments after his 4-year-old son met the mascot.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton 'can't afford another weekend' like Monaco

As such Vettel now leads the race for the World title by 25 points ahead of Hamilton, who was P7 on the day. Hamilton salvaged seventh place on a weekend to forget for the Mercedes ace. I knew that was the chance to win and I was able to use that window and come out ahead. "It is really important we collectively work as a team more than ever before, as we have been, because our work is to beat the Ferraris in the constructors' but there might be some things along the way ...

Author: 0 After making run at Indy 500 pole, Fernando Alonso to start 5th

But the most intriguing story might be the quest of Fernando Alonso , who is skipping Monaco to run his first oval race. "They were guys from all six (Andretti) teams working on vehicle (No.) 29 just to make it possible, so thanks to all that teamwork, I was able to go for qualifying".

Author: 0 Nadal, Djokovic march on; Muguruza survives scare

The Spaniard is only one of two players - the other being German Alexander Zverev - to win multiple clay-court titles this season. For a man who has managed assorted injury problems over the years, to his knees in the early days, then last year to a wrist that took him off the tour in the middle of his Roland Garros campaign, it may also be an understandable question.

Sport Navratilova takes aim at Court, calls her a homophobe
Author: 0 Navratilova takes aim at Court, calls her a homophobe

Navratilova finished her letter by suggesting the venue in Melbourne be renamed as the Evonne Goolagong Arena, a 14-time Grand Slam victor of Aboriginal descent, adding: "Now there is a person we can all celebrate". Navratilova concluded the letter by suggesting the venue's name should be changed to the Evonne Goolagong Arena, after another Australian former world No.

Sport French Open 2017: Top seed Angelique Kerber knocked out in first round
Author: 0 French Open 2017: Top seed Angelique Kerber knocked out in first round

But yesteday's setback - albeit on a surface for which she has no great affection, having made an opening-round exit in Paris a year ago - threatens to leave her season in tatters. “But right now, I think that I have to find myself again.”. In her first match of the year the two-time Wimbledon champion beat Julia Boserup in straight sets, the Czech visibly emotional upon securing passage to round two.

Sport Spence lands world title after Brook win
Author: 0 Spence lands world title after Brook win

Brook incredibly rallied from a 10th-round knockdown but, with his left eye almost closing, he took a knee in the 11th and referee Howard Foster opted to end the contest. "He's a very well rounded, accomplished fighter, but I think we'll know more when he fights the other Welterweights in America". "He's a tricky fighter, awkward".

Sport Irish players named in first Lions team
Author: 0 Irish players named in first Lions team

The Welshman, one of the best No. 8s in the world in his own right, can be devastating with ball in hand and finished the domestic season with Bath in fine form. McMillan had to try to include a player from all of the 14 top-tier semi-professional teams and at least one from the 12 amateur sides as part of selection criteria.

Author: 0 Milwaukee Brewers LF Ryan Braun returns to DL with calf injury

Brewers manager Craig Counsell sent the 29-year-old back out for the eighth, but Ahmed smacked a 2-0 cutter past a diving Eric Sogard and into center field. Brewers: RHP Junior Guerra (0-0, 6.00 ERA) comes off the 10-day DL to face the Diamondbacks for the first time. Anderson started off on the wrong foot by allowing three runs in the first inning.

Author: 0 Wenger agrees deal to stay at Arsenal for two more seasons

In the midst of those protests, the club endured a turbulent spell as Arsenal crashed out of the Champions League following a 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich in February and suffered crushing away defeats against Liverpool , West Brom and Crystal Palace.

Sport Czech F Tomas Hyka is 3rd player signed by Golden Knights
Author: 0 Czech F Tomas Hyka is 3rd player signed by Golden Knights

The Golden Knights are allowed to talk to any free agents who are not protected from the expansion draft, but will not be able to talk to any free agents who are on protected lists . Wednesday, June 21 Expansion draft day! This is the last day in which a player can say, "sure, I'll take my chances for the good of the roster".

Sport Colts sign running back Christine Michael
Author: 0 Colts sign running back Christine Michael

For his entire National Football League career, Michael has recorded 254 carries for 1,080 yards and seven touchdowns over the course of 37 regular-season appearances. He went on to start two of the final three regular season games for Seattle and totaled 39 carries for 192 yards and two receptions for 14 yards. The Cowboys cut him midway through the season and, after spending time on the Redskins practice squad, he was signed by the Seahawks in December.

Author: 0 Bale 'not 100 percent' for Cardiff final

Our team is really strong and my dream is to win the trophy. The players saw that as a turning point to their season. But Gale is not even guaranteed a place on the bench. "We had a lot of pressure on us". "We must go into the match with humility, but showing attitude and character, showing that we are the better team", Ronaldo said.

Author: 0 Watch This Ridiculous Taiwanese Animation Of The NBA Finals

This will be star-studded affair with Golden State's Kevin Durant joining the mix as one of seven 2016 All-Stars in the series . Trades have been huge for Cleveland. James improved to 2-0 in Game 7 in the finals . LeBron has a lot at stake. "It's wonderful. Especially since this is Year 14 for me, for this to happen now, this means so much", Korver said of his first trip to the Finals .

Sport Police say Tiger Woods' auto showed fresh damage
Author: 0 Police say Tiger Woods' auto showed fresh damage

He needs our help. And I wish him well. Lokoli refuses to shake Klizan's hand after matchPolice report says Woods was asleep at wheelCowboys keeping Romo's locker. "Woods had extremely slow and slurred speech". The first backup officer to arrive wrote in his report that Woods was swaying upon getting out of the vehicle.

Sport Wawrinka out to extend claycourt run against dark horse Dolgopolov
Author: 0 Wawrinka out to extend claycourt run against dark horse Dolgopolov

South Korea's Chung Hyeon beat men's 27th seed Sam Querrey 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the first round. Nick Kyrgios of Australia beat Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in straight sets to reach the second round of the French Open . Earlier in the clay-court season, Radwanska has missed the Madrid and Rome tournaments because of a right foot injury. Argentine star Juan Martin del Potro , who made a return to the French Open after a five-year sabbatical, defeated compatriot Guido Pella 6-2, ...

Sport Bryn Gatland to start against Warren's Lions
Author: 0 Bryn Gatland to start against Warren's Lions

Three Irish players make the 15 to face the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians at Toll Stadium, Whangarei. Gatland said he hoped to give the majority of his 41-man squad a run in the opening two matches, the second of which is against the Blues next Wednesday.

Author: 0 Google Doodle cricket game celebrates Champions Trophy

Mashrafe Mortaza (captain) 10. Stokes was initially cleared to be a member of England's attack after struggling to bowl in recent matches. "Jason really epitomises the way that we play; the aggression in which he plays, he always plays for the team".

Author: 0 Mats Point: Wilander tells it straight on Day Five at Roland Garros

In the victory, Nadal won 76 percent of his first serve points and 85 percent of his second serve points. American Venus Williams made it into the third round after a straight-sets win over Kurumi Nara , 6-3, 6-1. Tsonga had never lost to a player ranked as low as No. 91 at a Grand Slam. "I fought with the arms I had". "I felt better than in the first round, that's exactly what I wanted", he said.

Author: 0 Indy 500 champ Takuma Sato still baring his soul

Frei later apologized before attempting to clarify his perspective, explaining that he had written extensively about an American footballer who had died fighting the Japanese alongside his father in the Battle of Okinawa in World War II. Sato has thus far stayed mum on Frei's comments. ( Helio Castroneves , we're looking at you.) So what can we take away from all of this? "To those people, I apologize", he wrote .

Author: 0 Wenger signs new two-year Arsenal contract

Wenger joined the club on 1 October 1996 and is now the longest-serving manager in the English football league. Wenger managed to lead his side to the FA Cup title against all odds as they beat Chelsea 2-1 on Sunday in a thrilling encounter.

Author: 0 NBA 2K17 Predicts Epic NBA Finals And Winner

Like before, the Warriors have the home court advantage, but we don't think that it is a huge advantage in this particular case. In contrast, during the first round of the 2016 National Basketball Association playoffs against the Houston Rockets, Thompson scored 20 or more points in three games .

Sport Penguins chase Pekka Rinne with third period outburst
Author: 0 Penguins chase Pekka Rinne with third period outburst

They are not steamrolling opponents like last spring-goalie Matt Murray needed to make 37 saves in Game 2-though ascribing a rope-a-dope strategy doesn't quite fit either. The Predators looked like a shaken team and discombobulated in their own end. "He leads through his play ", said Sullivan. Two games in and all fans and media have to say is this has been a weird series .

Sport Kyrgios smashes racket in French Open defeat
Author: 0 Kyrgios smashes racket in French Open defeat

As men's tennis searches for the face of its next generation, perhaps someone who one day will fill a void left by folks such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, there are those who believe Kyrgios, 22, has the flashy game and attention-attracting personality to fit the bill.

Sport Pens strike back, 1-1 in Game 2 vs Pens
Author: 0 Pens strike back, 1-1 in Game 2 vs Pens

He hadn't scored a goal for eight games, starting with Game Seven of the second round against Washington and stretching through all seven games of the East final against Ottawa. And it was once again led by the baby-faced son of a coach who has no problem shouldering the responsibility of playing alongside star Sidney Crosby .

Sport Alan Jackson to Perform Street Concert Before Predators Game
Author: 0 Alan Jackson to Perform Street Concert Before Predators Game

The country superstar will perform a free outdoor concert in downtown Nashville on Saturday (June 3) as part of the Broadway Smash: Preds Party With a goal event ahead of Game 3 of the 2017 Stanley Cup final. "Yeah, I think. when teams start peppering us, we do a really good job of keeping the shots to the outside, and we limit the quality scoring chances", said winger Bryan Rust.

Sport Mijatovic remembers goal that restored Real's Euro reign
Author: 0 Mijatovic remembers goal that restored Real's Euro reign

At the time, Wales' national ground - now known as the Principality Stadium - was in the process of being rebuilt and is now one of Europe's largest and most impressive venues, with a capacity of 73,000. Petit and Zidane teamed up to devastating effect to lead Les Bleus to World Cup and European Championship glory in 1998 and 2000, respectively. And the time spent resting paid off, as he scored 14 goals in his past nine matches, for his best run of the season.

Author: 0 No. 1 Kerber suffers historic upset at French Open

Last year Kerber won the Australian Open and U.S. Open, and was the Wimbledon runner-up, while this year has been much more of a struggle with a 19-13 record, losing four of her past six matches. Then, addressing her guest box, which included her parents and brother, she said: "Thank you for everything you helped me through (in) this hard time".

Author: 0 Lions name team for opening game against NZ Provincial Barbarians

All Blacks great Sean Fitzpatrick believes the most daunting fixture schedule to ever face the Lions will ensure they are battle-hardened for the three-Test series against the reigning world champions in New Zealand . "I'd gone to Japan the year before so I missed the opportunity. but (Saturday's game) is not about making up for lost opportunities as a player".

Sport Alan Jackson to perform free concert for hockey fans
Author: 0 Alan Jackson to perform free concert for hockey fans

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 Minnesota when Phil Kessel played there in the 2005-06 season, is closing in on a 50-goal season, if you count the 21 he scored in 33 games for Wilkes-Barre before getting promoted to the National Hockey League, following a November injury to Chris Kunitz .

Sport Real Madrid strike force in ultimate test
Author: 0 Real Madrid strike force in ultimate test

Unfortunately for them , he was injured. "In the Champions League , it is too risky [to risk a player who isn't completely fit]", he explained to Goal . "Like he said, it's the best moment in his life. Whether I play the final or not, it's been a hard year for the injuries I've had". Zidane would also want to start Dani Carvajal at right-back, with back up Danilo being exposed when previously filling in.

Sport Oklahoma wins NCAA golf title, beating Oregon 3-1-1
Author: 0 Oklahoma wins NCAA golf title, beating Oregon 3-1-1

No. 5 seed OR defeated Oklahoma State 3-2 in the morning quarterfinals before downing No. 1 seed Vanderbilt 3-2 in the afternoon semifinals. OR is trying to become the third team to win back-to-back NCAA titles during the match-play era. The Bears won the first two points as Cooper Dossey was a 1-up victor in the opening pairing and Braden Bailey won 2 & 1 in the second. The pair are the first Sooners in program history to win an individual national championship.

Author: 0 Warriors, Cavaliers prep for NBA Finals

According to 2K's simulation of the games : Cleveland beats Golden State in Game One; Golden State wins game two; Cleveland wins game three; Golden State wins game four; Golden State wins game five; Cleveland wins game six; and then Kevin Durant scores 41 points in game seven to bring home the championship for the Golden State Warriors .

Author: 0 New Zealand gives Lions traditional Maori welcome

The Lions touched down at midday, New Zealand time, and were given a traditional Maori reception. While Warburton admitted priority number one is to win any which way this weekend, the Wales flanker also conceded the Lions would accept defeat in one of the warm-up matches to boost their Test series chances.

Author: 0 Predators fan who threw catfish on ice during Game 1 facing charges

Nashville Predators' Craig Smith (15) jokes with teammate Brad Hunt during NHL hockey practice before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh , Wednesday, May 31, 2017. "There's things that we could've done - all three goals in the third period were odd-man rushes". The Thunder Bay product outplayed Ottawa's Craig Anderson for four games in the Eastern Conference final and has so far outclassed Predators goalie Pekka Rinne in the final.

Author: 0 NBA Finals 2017 Preview: Ranking Most Important Cavs Vs. Warriors Matchups

For the first time in National Basketball Association history two teams will face each other in the Finals for the third year in a row. SUN, June 4 - Game 2: at Golden State , 8 p.m. Love continues to offer stellar rebounding, the passes leading to quick transition points, and being an effective spread-the-floor power-forward. But two years ago, Iguodala made the Cavs pay mightily for this strategy, winning Finals MVP partly for his ability to hit the open shots the Cavs granted him.

Sport Santi Cazorla Sidelined For Another Five Months
Author: 0 Santi Cazorla Sidelined For Another Five Months

The player opened up about how hard that is, and claimed he even considered hanging up his boots and retiring. "I haven't been given a timeframe [to return]". Cazorla's last game for the Gunners was on October 19, in their 6-0 thrashing of Ludogorets in the group stages of the Champions League, and the former Malaga midfielder has had no part to play further in any competition for the north London club.

Author: 0 French crew in first America's Cup win, United States beaten

Ainslie dominated the start and looked to have a commanding lead over the French crew, one of five challengers seeking to take on Oracle Team USA in the final next month. The two syndicates shared a design package, but SoftBank Team Japan, a startup syndicate, is clearly behind on the sailing front. Spithill was not surprised with the big difference between Oracle and Japan.

Sport Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to join PSG
Author: 0 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to join PSG

It is also claimed that Aubameyang will pick up a whopping £5.25m signing-on fee when he puts pen to paper with the Ligue 1 giants. But it now appears that PSG have won the race to sign Aubameyang after offering a huge financial package. The Gabon worldwide won the Bundesliga Top Goalscorer award last month after a brace on the final day of the campaign saw him overtake Bayern München ace Robert Lewandowski to finish on 31 goals - and 40 in all competitions.

Author: 0 India ready to defend Champions Trophy title

A 15-run defeat in Adelaide ended their 2015 World Cup at the group stage, a depressing defeat in a depressing campaign, and continued their run of never having won a global one-day title. When: Thursday June 1, 2017. He's been very good when he's come in, but each and every one of us within the batting department has had ups and downs over the years.

Author: 0 Cricket England's Roy gets Morgan backing before Champions Trophy

Alex Hales hit 95 while captain Eoin Morgan scored an unbeaten 75. With a batting line-up that often goes as deep as No. 11, England have been scoring totals more than 300 regularly, and with their home advantage, the conditions will be stacked even more against the Tigers .

Author: 0 Amla breaks another Kohli record, fastest to 7000 ODI runs

In the auction for 2017 IPL, he was one of the top buys (Rs. 5 crore) for the Delhi Daredevils and he bowled stupendously well in the league. It took place between South Africa and England at Lord's. Hosts England launch the Champions Trophy against Bangladesh at The Oval on Thursday, with South Africa playing Sri Lanka at Surrey's headquarters on Saturday.

Author: 0 Shot-shy Penguins claim Stanley Cup opener

Pittsburgh recorded just six shots in the entire second period. But the rapid offensive outburst, a stark contrast to Pittsburgh's slow start that featured no shots from Crosby or Malkin, still pushed Rinne from the game and shifted momentum entirely in Steel City's favor.

Sport Angelique Kerber falls to Ekaterina Makarova at 2017 French Open
Author: 0 Angelique Kerber falls to Ekaterina Makarova at 2017 French Open

You helped me through this hard time. Get daily prep sports headlines from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email. She underwent over three hours of surgery to fix tendons and nerves in her fingers and was told not to put weight on her left hand for three months.

Sport Phil Jackson: Knicks could go after Blazers pick?
Author: 0 Phil Jackson: Knicks could go after Blazers pick?

Reports emerged Thursday that the New York Knicks have spoken with the Portland Trail Blazers in an effort to acquire another first-round pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft. It's something ticket buyers at Madison Square Garden have had to do a lot in the past. The talks are believed to be in the early stages, ESPN reported .

Sport NFL to ease up on TD celebration rules, but twerking still out
Author: 0 NFL to ease up on TD celebration rules, but twerking still out

I don't feel like five minutes of overtime will make much of a difference though besides leading to more ties, something that will just upset fans and players even more. In another change the owners have voted to allow teams to bring two players off of the injured reserve. Now teams will have to trim 37 players at one time following the last preseason game.

Sport Newcastle United reportedly offered £12million in a bid to sign French global
Author: 0 Newcastle United reportedly offered £12million in a bid to sign French global

The good relationship between Reina and Benitez came from their time Liverpool together. Reina subsequently signed for Napoli on a permanent basis in 2015, having spent a year on Bayern Munich's bench in-between. Benitez is expected to bolster his Newcastle squad following their promotion back to the Premier League and feel that Abraham is ready to make the step up to the top flight.

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