It was very tough. Murray finished his first-round match against Andrey Kuznetsov with a run of eight games in a row and with the mood cautiously optimistic. Some anti-inflammatory pills helped, he said, and he thinks he has enough time to recover before taking on Murray. Murray improved notably as the match wore on, breaking twice in the second set and saving a couple of break points while serving to level the tie.
But Nadal then pulled clear and, with Paire periodically clutching his stomach after a medical time out, the Spaniard took nine of the last 10 games to close out the match in just under two hours. Meanwhile, reigning women's champion Garbine Muguruza put aside her middling for this season to begin her Roland Garros defence with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over 2010 victor Francesca Schiavone .
The Cavaliers rallied within 80-68 with 3:06 remaining in the period, but Golden State wasn't finished with its 3-point-shooting barrage. Golden State never looked back while committing just four turnovers - the fewest all-time in an NBA Finals game.
In a clinical chase against Bangladesh , Joe Root's unbeaten 133 from 129 balls helped England to beat Bangladesh by eight wickets with more than two overs to spare, in the first encounter of Champions Trophy 2017, on Thursday.
You never think that would happen to us here", Kanaan said. Franchitti, from Bathgate, West Lothian, who retired from racing in 2013, was robbed alongside his long-time teammate Scott Dixon in their auto at the restaurant. The Dixons and Franchitti were not injured. "Obviously, I'm glad they're okay", Kanaan told reporters , according to ESPN . The four-time series champion won the Indy 500 from the pole in 2008.
Kyrie Irving added 24 points for Cleveland while Levin Love had 15 points and 21 rebounds for the Cavs, who outrebounded the Warriors 59-50. Curry had 28 points, 10 assists and six rebounds. The Warriors' lead hit double digits in the quarter, but the Cavs cut the lead to eight and trailed 60-52 at the half. In fact the loss was number seven in eight Finals openers.
This was corroborated by the police tests despite officers describing his state as confused and his speech as "slow, mumbled and slurred". He admitted to officers that he didn't know where he was, after first claiming he was en route from Los Angeles to Orange County, Florida.
Zimmer just beat the return throw to home. "He made some very good pitches all day with his fastball, breaking ball and cutter. He was crisp right from the get-go". "You saw our two biggest problems today". "Anytime the crowd is energized it's a lot more fun to play, whether it's a home run, strikeouts or a great defensive play, whatever the case may be", said Bauer, who allowed three runs and seven hits with one walk.
But this was far from a one-man show. Kevin Durant (38 points, eight assists and eight rebounds) and Stephen Curry (28 points, 10 assists and six rebounds) led the way for the Warriors . Curry became the fifth player in National Basketball Association history with 300 career playoff 3s after coming in with 295. "I'm just playing aggressive, playing confident".
NOTES: Cavaliers SF LeBron James connected on two 3-pointers, the second of which moved him past SG Reggie Miller (320) for second place on the NBA's all-time postseason list. "So definitely a lot of things we can correct and get better at". "I think the start of the game, we were a little too anxious and we missed some layups, we gave up some open shots", Durant said.
That total would start at an estimated $35.4 million per year, as opposed to a little under $32 million without creating cap space. I would be insane to ignore these stats and say the Cavs could just run through the Warriors , and that's why I say Cavs in seven games, because it will take them all to beat the Dubs.
For all the anticipation surrounding their latest clash, Azhar told reporters at Edgbaston on Wednesday: "It's just another game". "It depends on how the pitch looks before the game". "We have worked on that", said the 32-year-old Azhar, recalled for the Champions Trophy . However, Mortaza added: "But we know that we are also a better side; that we are a very improving side".
Many have argued that having two teams dominate the league the way the Cavs and Warriors have for the past three seasons is bad for basketball, but for the brands involved like Nike Basketball and Under Armour, they have an opportunity to introduce the next generation the new product using this historic rematch as the flawless event to do so.
Nashville Predators' Mattias Ekholm, right, checks Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) next to Predators goalie Pekka Rinne during the second period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final , Wednesday, May 31, 2017, . For Guentzel, this latest goal-scoring outburst couldn't have come at a better time for both him and the Penguins. The Pittsburgh Penguins played a rather slow game on Monday, but still managed to get the victory in game one.
Back in December, documents were leaked which revealed that Ronaldo and Manchester United manager may have avoided paying millions in taxes by keeping their cash in offshore accounts, claims that both Ronaldo and Mourinho have both denied.
Not about justifying all the hullabaloo involved with Durant coming to the Warriors after they lost Game 7 of the NBA Finals to... guess who . The Cavaliers took advantage of Green's absence and picked up a comfortable victory over Golden State .
The season that has had little in the way of drama will come to a gripping close over the next two weeks when two familiar foes fittingly battle in the Finals for an unprecedented third consecutive year. Two years earlier it was Golden State who won the championship on the Cavaliers home floor. The difference between the Warriors and LeBron is that LeBron has three championships and seven straight trips to the NBA Finals and no signs of slowing down.
When Cleveland stayed on Curry, Durant got easy dunks in transition. The Warriors are 0 for 4 from long range. According to CBS Sports , six of the seven National Basketball Association experts believe that Warriors will finally have the championship this time against the Cavs.
Woods also played or appeared at the NB3 challenge at Turning Stone in 2011, '12 and '14. Woods has not won a major championship since the 2008 US Open. The vehicle was running and Woods was "asleep at the wheel and had to be woken up", the report said. The tests reported that although he was cooperative, he was also "very drowsy, hard to watch, and could not even walk".
That was always little more than a small hope, at best, as it would take more than shedding a couple role players for Golden State to truly slip from their throne, but unfortunately even that glimmer of a flame was absolutely snubbed out by a recent development regarding Kevin Durant .
England's reply got off to a awful start when Jason Roy , who struggled in the warm-up matches against South Africa, was caught by Mustafizur Rahman off the bowling of Mashrafe Mortaza when trying a ramp shot. The 26-year-old England test captain paced his innings to perfection, using 59 balls for his first 50 runs, three fewer for his second and accelerating to score his final 33 off just 14 deliveries.
Djokovic pounces on any mistake his opponent makes and makes him pay. "Today winning one of the biggest tournaments absolutely deserved". Shotmaking galore and great defense from both sides from two of the more talented players in the world.
The fight is long over, but the battle rages on for Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper , who now turns his sights towards Major League Baseball . "I was trying to go after him, with the helmet or with myself, just doing what I needed to do keep it going, I guess", Harper said . He said that "like an ignorant redneck, I thought, 'Wouldn't it be awesome to throw a catfish on the ice at this game?'" Here are five things to know from a game that made us all remember why ...
Opener Alex Hales made 95 and Morgan's 75 not out steered his team to victory with Root as England began their bid to win a first global 50-over title. Fast bowler Liam Plunkett claimed four scalps. But as the runs kept coming, an increasingly frustrated Stokes exchanged words with Tamim and mockingly patted him on the shoulder at the end of the 32nd over, with umpires Rod Tucker and S Ravi intervening to calm tempers.
Well, it was the most notable move of a reasonably tiresome race , but it wasn't a good one. As Raikkonen led Vettel and then Bottas through Sainte Devote on an opening lap which passed without any incident, Hamilton progressed one place to 12th, and that is where he remained for much of the early knockings.
Also in bowling department there could be a toss up between Marcus Stoinis and John Hastings. "It's very challenging in the nets, particularly if there's a little bit in the wicket". Another pressing issue for Lehmann - but of the good kind - will be where big-hitting Chris Lynn fits into the batting line-up, if at all. Pace bowler Mitchell McClenaghan (knee), allrounder Jimmy Neesham (knee) and opening batsman Tom Latham (foot) are all carrying niggles but took part in the Sri Lanka ...
It's unclear if JaVale McGee was trying to send a message when he arrived at Oracle Arena for Game 1 of the NBA Finals . There have been only eight sweeps in the 70-year history of the NBA Finals. Draymond Green got suspended for hitting LeBron in the groin area late in game 4 ( Warriors won that night 108-97). Durant is shooting 89 of 160 (55.6 percent) so far in the playoffs, connecting on at least half his shots in each of his past six games .
The Cleveland Cavaliers set a new National Basketball Association record for winning their 13 straight close out game in dominant fashion with the score of 135-102. The victory marks the seventh straight trip to the Finals for James. With such a lead, Lebron played a playoff low 34 minutes, yet still put up an MVP stat line of 35 points (13-18, 4-7 from 3, 5-8 ft), 8 assists, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block and only 2 turnovers.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) dunks against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. "They got some pretty wide-open looks", he said. It is unknown if he'll be on the sideline for Game 1. "They're going to make tough shots, so you've got to just keep pressing, sticking to the game plan but focus what's in front of you".
Unfortunately for them, he was injured. Those looking for a little more value could do worse than back Mario Mandzukic , who scored for Juventus last time out and can be backed at 8/1, a very handy price indeed, while Gareth Bale , if he starts for Real Madrid could be the difference at around 9/1.
Real Madrid announced an nearly clean bill of health as they finished their final training session in the Spanish capital ahead of Saturday's Champions League final against Juventus . We want to make it a flawless season by winning the Champions League. Real Madrid will have to keep a close eye on Dybala and Higuaín , the threat of this team.
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has had to deal with a far more disturbing confrontation than anything the Golden State Warriors will serve up in game one of their National Basketball Association playoffs on Friday morning (AEST).
Kevin Durant showed he can be the difference as the Golden State Warriors crushed the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers 113-91 in game one of the NBA Finals . James' first trip to the Finals came 10 years ago when the Cavs were swept by San Antonio. "I think when you're the prohibitive favorite against LeBron James , Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love , that means you're a heck of a team, and they sure are".
The visiting Cavaliers also hurt themselves with 20 turnovers on the night, tying an National Basketball Association record, compared to the Warriors' four. Neither team shot particularly well in Game 1. The Cavs were actually successful in limiting the Warriors three-point game holding them to just 10-for-30 from behind the arc.
If any one of them may out from the play at the end of Powerplay due to the England's Ageas Bowl. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and [Jasprit] Bumrah are two of the best death bowlers in the world. Although not the same powerful force they once used to be, Pakistan still have some quality bowlers and an experienced batting line-up. "It certainly was a wake-up call in the fact that you need to be able to adapt in different circumstances", England captain Eoin Morgan told reporters at the Oval ...
Speaking to L'Equipe, Aulas sais that "Real Madrid have their sanction reduced, but that wasn't the case for Atletico". Of course, it changed everything. "This calls into question the reciprocal commitments that have been made". This leaves the Premier League as his most likely destination, and the world knows we are lacking a top class striker in our ranks.
The benches cleared twice during the game, the first sequence coming after Pillar was surprised by a quick pitch from Motte. After what he described as a sleepless night, the player acknowledged his wrongdoing. "It was immature, stupid". It was uncalled for. It's part of the game, I'm a competitive guy. Pillar had two more hits to give him 51 total, moving him into first place in Major League Baseball.
Chelsea are reportedly ready to walk out on a move for Monaco midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko after growing frustrated by prolonged negotiations with "intermediaries". Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas met the Chelsea hierarchy on Wednesday and enquired about the possibility of signing defender Kurt Zouma in the upcoming the transfer window.
They will be spurred on by facing their old club while former Barca full-back Dani Alves, will not want for motivation as they seek to end Juve's 21-year wait for the title. Ronaldo: They're an excellent team. I feel better than I have in the last few years and I hope to help the team with goals on Saturday. They're not going to give much away.
Takuma Sato , the 2017 Indianapolis 500 victor, is interviewed before ringing the opening bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. "We are treating this as a personnel issue and have no further comment at this time". I want to thank all the 26 vehicle guys and engineers, Honda, everyone.
Will the Warriors get revenge and bounce back after blowing a 3-1 series lead in last year's NBA Finals? Stephen Curry poured in 28 for the Warriors, who had home advantage in the opening game of the best-of-seven series. If the Warriors sign both Curry and Durant to max extensions, they would need to renounce their rights to Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston in order to have enough cap space.
England have never won a global 50-over tournament but they will not get a better chance to end their long wait than in this year's Champions Trophy on home soil. Though it is too early to say how the injury will impact on Woakes' involvement either in the remainder of this match, or England's subsequent group games against New Zealand on June 6 and Australia on June 10, side strains are notoriously hard injuries for fast bowlers to shake off.
I tried to play solid; as the match went on I tried to hit the ball deeper and was controlling more of the points". "Juan Martin is playing a lot better than his ranking", said Murray as he looked ahead to Saturday's clash. In another match, world number three Stan Wawrinka came out on top in his slugfest with Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov to win 6-4 7-6 (5) 7-5 on Thursday and move into the French Open third round.
And they are more than capable of achieving that goal given the ability they have at their disposal, combined with a hunger fuelled by coming so close to a triumph on the big stage in the shortest form in India. That explains the fewer number of ODIs Azhar has been part of - he has played 60 Tests - even though he has been ODI captain for 31 of those 45 matches.
The Champions trophy will start today with the first match between England and Bangladesh at the Oval . England's top four is packed with quality and could mean we don't even get a run for our money, especially if England are chasing a moderate total.
It might be hard to believe that the NHL's leading playoff goal scorer, the first Penguins' rookie to score a playoff hat trick, and the game-winning goal scorer (his fourth, a NHL rookie record) for the Pens in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final started the 2016-2017 season in the American Hockey League with the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, but he did.
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are back in Oakland at the scene of their Game 7 victory last June to take on Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors in this year's highly anticipated NBA Finals. "You take one of the best teams that we had ever assembled a year ago, that we saw in the regular season and in the postseason, and then in the offseason you add a high-powered offensive talent like that and a great basketball IQ like that, that's what stands out", James ...
Kevin Durant , playing in his first NBA Finals game for the Warriors, finished with 38 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, while co-star Stephen Curry had 28 points, six rebounds and 10 assists, leading the way for a Warriors team that, despite winning comfortably, didn't get a lot of help from elsewhere.
It will be the same for both teams. Ahead of the big-ticket game, he further said, "No global game comes easy to you, you have to work hard for it and it will be the same against India". World's premier spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are also there to stifle runs. Later, Anuj Dua, director of marketing for Intel's New Technology Group, detailed the innovations Intel is bringing to the current edition of Champions Trophy .
So I don't really think about it much. This NBA Finals is in uncharted territory. This marks the first time in National Basketball Association history the same two teams played in three straight Finals and just the fourth time it has happened in the four major sports leagues.