Although Australia have won nine out of their last 10 encounters against their trans Tasmanian rivals, Smith feels that it will be naive to take the Black Caps lightly considering the resurgence in the fortunes of the team in the past three to four years.
Sato came close to winning the race five years ago when he slammed into a wall after attempting to pass Dario Franchitti . Six cars never seemed to spread the team too thin, and the main issue facing Andretti Autosport was the reliability of its Honda engines.
Pittsburgh Penguins Matt Murray catches the puck during hockey practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh . PITTSBURGH (AP ) - A text message sent to the wrong number led to a Pittsburgh couple scoring free tickets to see the Penguins play Game 2 in the Stanley Cup Final.
He is a player", Ronaldo said . That shape has proven more effective than the 4-3-3 in which Bale usually operates, giving Real greater control in midfield and unleashing Cristiano Ronaldo in the centre forward role. He credited his great run to coach Zinedine Zidane's ability to keep the team competitive despite constantly rotating the squad . "I am not 100 per cent, I haven't played for six or seven weeks", Bale said on Tuesday.
Rihanna is a well known follower of James and the Cavaliers and because of that, some believed she and Golden State Warrior Kevin Durant were engaged in some tension during the game . But the rest of the team shot an anemic 25 percent from the floor, with five players not able to make a single shot, and the team suffered an atypical 20 turnovers to surrender the game to a ruthless Warriors offense.
In the 2015 finals , Curry shot 44 percent from the field and 38 percent on 3-pointers compared to his 49/44 percent regular-season splits. But even as people have clung to the incident, and pointed to other similar actions from Pachulia's past, he has brushed off the criticism.
Durant scored 38 points on 14-of-26 shooting and added eight rebounds and eight assists as the Warriors matched an National Basketball Association record by winning their 13th straight play-off game. Focusing specifically on Game 1 of the NBA Finals over the past 26 years, the Under has been a profitable 9-15-1 O/U since 1991. But I don't know - I just have a feeling that this is Durant's time .
LeBron James had 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists for Cleveland. "The fan in me would love to see more competition at times ", he said, "but on the other hand, I think we should also celebrate excellence". "We have playmakers all over the floor". "It's going to get harder and harder as we go when the stakes rise, but you have to stay focused". Fellow superstar Stephen Curry scored 28 points for the Warriors, who maintained their ideal winning record in this season's playoffs.
Pittsburgh has shown flashes of dominance during this series including a 7-0 win in Game 5 of this series , but Ottawa's stingy defense and goaltending has shut down the dynamic Pittsburgh Penguin offense throughout most of this series .
Per Mertesacker is also available for the FA Cup final, however the former German global only made his return to the Arsenal first team from injury yesterday, playing the final 30 minutes of the season. The fifth-placed club needs a draw, or more likely a win, against the Toffees and hope that either Manchester City or Liverpool slip up in the final round of the season.
Many people wondered how it would be possible for Mr. Met to do such a thing considering he has four fingers. As he walked into a staff-only exit in the stadium, Mr. Sogard worked an eight-pitch walk to lead off the game before Thames homered well beyond the right-center-field fence for his 14th round-tripper but first since May 9.
At one point during the stop, an officer tells Tiger he smells the "odor" of alcohol on him - though Woods insists he did not drink. "You can overcome a DUI if you are a big enough star and you keep winning", said Bob Dorfman, creative director of Baker Street Advertising in San Francisco.
The Brazilian bounced back by defeating Frankie Edgar in July of previous year in an interim title bout, before he was promoted to champion again in November due to McGregor's failure to defend the belt. The victor of the 145lbs unification bout will be crowned undisputed featherweight champion following a period of upheaval in the division. While he's not a "one shot, one kill" kind of guy, he's suffocating and always - ALWAYS - punishes the body, which is a good way to attack someone like ...
The Independent report that a number of Real Madrid officials believe they should cash in on Bale and the club are in talks with United - a club he's been linked with several times and turned down in favour of a move to sunny Spain in 2013.
But after winning the first two games a year ago before blowing the 3-1 lead, the Warriors aren't about to get ahead of themselves even if Cavs coach Tyronn Lue called them "the best I ever seen". Klay Thompson , playing more stellar defense while missing all five of his 3-point tries and scoring just six points, notched his 77th career postseason game to tie Jeff Mullins for most in franchise history.
Laver is something very special and something I'll remember for the rest of my career", Zverev said. The win also helped Zverev surge up to number 10 in the world rankings for the first time in his career. It's incredible these two have never played yet, but it's a must-watch for tennis fans everywhere. On the way to the finals of the "Internazionali BNL d'italia" 20-year-old native of Hamburg consistently beat Kevin Anderson and Viktor Troicki and Fabio Fognini, Milos Raonic and John ...
If he adds to his 14 goals in his last nine games against the meanest defence in this season's Champions League, Ronaldo will likely have his name etched on yet another Ballon d'Or. Real Madrid have reaped the rewards of switching the Portuguese to play as more of a central striker. He was a regular visitor to the Welsh national stadium during his Manchester United career while it staged English soccer's finals, although the only time he played under cover he lost.
Durant led the way with a game-high 38 points, making the most of Cleveland's sloppy defence with a flurry of ferocious first-half dunks. So 13-0, and they constantly break records every year, last year being 73-9, this year starting the playoffs 13-0.
India looked stable in all departments during their warm-up matches against New Zealand and Bangladesh . And, for us, our focus is on this tournament and it needs to be, because we're coming up against some good opposition. Perhaps their most memorable clash of modern times was the gripping 2007 World Twenty20 final, which India won by five runs. India will play their next two matches at The Oval in London , against the Lankans on June 8 and then South Africa on June 11.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the sideline yesterday. "You have been at the games and you can not say that the environment for the players was especially positive". "Last year we were more Jekyll and Hyde - we could be brilliant one week and bad the next". You can count the number of times Kroenke has been seen at the Emirates this season on one hand.
It's the third straight year the Warriors and Cavaliers have met in the NBA Finals. 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.
Five years after facing LeBron James in the NBA Finals , Kevin Durant is back again. He dished off even when he could have slammed it home, and did it all on defense. While McCollum may end up being right, the Warriors are in control of where Thompson ends up in the near future. He had won the first battle with King James.
His unusual training methods included persuading Rafael to play left-handed, even though he was naturally right-handed. He won one in four of his first serve points in the opening set. Still mourning the recent death of his father, a tennis coach who helped Johnson learn the game back home in California, the 25th-seeded American didn't allow the jumble of feelings show outwardly.
Smith insists his players will not be distracted by an ongoing pay dispute with Cricket Australia . "It probably doesn't matter a great deal ", Smith said. "I am very confident that India would do well in the Champions Trophy and they will defend the title, especially the way they played in the last two warm-up games", the stylish Hyderabadi batsman said.
Joe Root suggested he could have done with a bigger breakfast before his stunning unbeaten 133 led England to victory over Bangladesh in Friday's (AEST) ICC Champions Trophy opener. He's the sort of bloke who thrives on confidence, and he's going to be important as the tournament progresses and the pitches may take a bit of turn.
We have always talked about their unpredictability. The Yorkshireman's unbeaten 133 led England to 308 for two as they beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in their Group A opener at the Oval . The Indian team had its first training session in Birmingham on Thursday and they were allocated the practice arena adjacent to main stadium. With a few players emerging from a disappointing Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign and injuries, defending champions India , who have unmatched ...
The Blues doubles hopes went up in smoke when Nigerian worldwide, Moses, was shown a second yellow card for simulation as his side went down 2-1 at a packed Wembley . Our squad that we had this season reached an incredible target with players that performed 120%. According to the report, NAIJ.com understands that the former Arsenal captain was disappointed in Antonio Conte's decision to have kept him on the bench against his former club.
If he doesn't feel comfortable and wants to play more, he should look to do what's best for him. Though hopeful that teammate and Colombia global James Rodriguez would stay put at Real Madrid , the Spanish football heavyweights' star forward Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that the attacking midfielder has reasons to leave in the summmer.
Carmel's Nicholas Ivan and West Lafayette's Jashun Panuru were the next two finalists to be eliminated. Andrew earned a spot at the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee after winning the Tri-County Spelling Bee . Kumar said the hardest words for her to spell are "words that I have no idea about". Taking center stage Wednesday afternoon, Hannah incorrectly spelled the word "rhubarb".
Durant finished with 38 points, eight rebounds and eight assists to lead Golden State past LeBron James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers , 113-91 on Thursday night in Game 1. With his big output in Game 1, Durant joined Hall of Famers Rick Barry, Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal as the only players to score at least 25 points in each of his first six Finals games.
His calming presence allows the big-hitters around him a freedom to play their natural game and Alex Hales demonstrated the tactic impeccably by smashing a belligerent 95 in his 159-run partnership with the Yorkshireman. South Africa starts its Champions Trophy campaign against Sri Lanka at The Oval on Saturday, as it chases its first title since the tournament's inaugural year in 1998, in what was then called the ICC Knockout Trophy.
Golden State will look to set the all-time mark when the Finals continue with Game 2 on Sunday. Thanks to several wide-open dunks from Durant, the Warriors outpaced the Cavaliers , 56-30, in the paint. Cleveland nearly certainly needs the Kevin Love of the last round to have a chance at the upset. Though the game felt like it was all but decided by the middle of the second quarter, as Durant racked up 23 first-half points with seemingly relative ease, Cleveland was down by just eight ...
And the time spent resting paid off, as he scored 14 goals in his last nine matches, for his best run of the season. Where can I watch Juventus-Real Madrid? They aren't in the Champions League final by accident. "I think Isco has been fantastic". This season he started from square one and he's been showing just what a good coach he's becoming. Cristiano Ronaldo: It's always special to compete in a Champions League final.
He had gone to a place where he had made the big saves, where he had picked up the big win, where he was once again the best goalie in the playoffs. The Penguins beat Rinne four times on just 11 shots in Game 1 and. "For me, that's Game 3". It could easily be a 2-0 series advantage for Nashville. Too busy for Rinne and the rest of the Nashville Predators to keep up with the surging defending Stanley Cup champions.
All-rounder Shahid Afridi on Friday put his weight behind the Indian cricket team and said the Virat Kohli-led squad holds an edge over Pakistan in the upcoming Champions Trophy Group B match at Edgbaston on June 4 . India will play their next two matches at The Oval in London , against the Lankans on June 8 and then South Africa on June 11. Former Indian captain Azharuddin also agreed with Aamir Sohail and Harbhajan Singh and opined that trade between the two countries goes ...
Djokovic hired eight-time Grand Slam champion Agassi, having parted company with his coaching team earlier in May. Second seed Novak Djokovic sails through with a 6-1 6-4 6-3 victory over Portuguese Joao Sousa . "So that's all", said Djokovic, who had 29 unforced errors , one more than Granollers. In the women's draw, Garbine Muguruza beat Anett Kontaveit 6-7 (4) 6-4 6-2 to move into the third round, while Kristina Mladenovic romped past Italy's Sara Errani 6-2 6-3.
His wedding came a day after he was given the marching order in Chelsea's 2-1 loss to Arsenal I the FA Cup final which ended his season on a sour note. The victory ends a disappointing league season on a high for Arsene Wenger , who has now won the FA Cup a record seven times as Arsenal boss. But we didn't have injuries this season, we were very good with our work but also we were very lucky.
Root walked in after England lost an early wicket, but he played risk-free cricket and built a partnership with Alex Hales and then later Eoin Morgan to ensure England don't face any hassles. Root's unbeaten effort was also his highest ODI score. Morgan's 33rd half-century came off 61 balls and his knock of 75 included eight boundaries and two sixes.
The 33-year-old Kisner won his second PGA Tour title in 148 starts. A costly bogey on the 17th ultimately proved decisive as he surrendered his overnight lead and failed to force Langer into a play-off. On the short par-4 ninth, Singh drove the green and had 7 feet for eagle. "But I missed a lot of putts out there". The final pairing teed off amid steady rain and the weather appeared to bother Singh, who rushed his pre-shot routine.
Root also brought up his highest score in the process and it was also the first time a team had got over 300 runs chasing. England: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow , Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Alex Hales , Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid , Joe Root , Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes , Mark Wood.
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Hahn is at 12-under-par 198 while fellow American Billy Horschel is one stroke back after a four-under 66 that included making birdie on each of his last three holes. "I just like to go home with my wife, our 2-year-old daughter, watch some cartoons". Day's putt, unfortunately, never had much of a chance. His lead is hardly safe, however, with four players within three strokes of him, including Billy Horschel (11-under), Jason Day (10-under), Jason Kokrak (10-under) and Cameron ...
Argentina striker Higuain, who left the Bernabeu in 2013, has been in inspired form in his debut season with Juve . Even the relatively small amounts of money spent on the likes of Keylor Navas (€10m), Raphael Varane (€10m), Toni Kroos (€30m), Isco (€30m) and Luka Modric (€35m) represent excellent pieces of business, given what they have contributed to Real's recent triumphs.
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.