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Sport Durant makes his mark in Game 1 for Warriors
Author: 0 Durant makes his mark in Game 1 for Warriors

He's great at deciphering the game and what we need to do right and what we need to do better. Yes, overreactions, quick takes, hot takes, and premature declarations abound after Game 1 of any series, let alone the NBA Finals . "You take away those easy baskets and take away them having 20 more shots than we did, it's a different ball game ", he said. Rihanna apparently heckled Durant and he gave her a look and shook his head.

Sport Denver Post sportswriter apologizes after facing backlash for Indianapolis 500 tweet
Author: 0 Denver Post sportswriter apologizes after facing backlash for Indianapolis 500 tweet

However, the Honda jinx followed Alonso here as well and the engine eventually gave up on the two time F1 world champion. The Brazilian lead the race for a total of 17 laps and earned more than $770,000. "Helio really drives well", Sato said. The organisation is unbelievable. "We showed finally a great result today". In 2004, he collected his only F1 podium at the U.S.

Author: 0 Zinedine Zidane giving nothing away about Gareth Bale ahead of Cardiff final

Every time we have had the chance to fight for a trophy, we have done that. "This is my moral imperative for this game and I hope I can manage to do that because our team is very compact and based on collaboration". " Cristiano Ronaldo ", Zidane replied. Security concerns also mean the roof of the Principality Stadium will be closed, making it the first final in the competition's history to be played in indoor conditions.

Sport James says stopping Durant will be tough
Author: 0 James says stopping Durant will be tough

The Cavs can score. But that next one is just as likely to see the Warriors play better, to see them cut down on blown layups and missed 3-pointers.That could be a danger zone for the league in general. Durant had the same number of assists on 31 non-Durant baskets. "We made a lot of mistakes". Rihanna , a longtime super fan of LeBron James , got into the spirit of the game by bowing to King James and then pettily dabbing on a Dubs fan.

Author: 0 5 talking points ahead of the British and Irish Lions tour

The All Blacks pride themselves on their 23 and using the whole squad, but the Lions will back themselves to have the same impact from their replacements. "The warm-up matches will be full on and nearly like Tests", said Thrush. "There's a proportion at the moment in New Zealand where it's arrogance and not humility", Gatland said at the time .

Sport Sam Warburton: 'No issues' with Lions schedule
Author: 0 Sam Warburton: 'No issues' with Lions schedule

He has seen the fickle nature of how the Lions are regarded and just where they fit into modern sport. "What they are asking them to do is pretty hard, get here Wednesday, play Saturday". The pressure was vast. There was a treat for members of the squad as they were greeted with a Haka, performed by school pupils, before they made their way to Toll stadium for the captain's run and one last training session before the action begins.

Author: 0 Warriors coach Steve Kerr unsure about coaching in Finals

Kevin Durant added 29 points and 12 rebounds and Draymond Green had 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. The Warriors went on to win 125-110 and sweep the Spurs 4-0. "He was phenomenal this series". "Manu!" as Game 4 was winding down. That's how the Warriors have built this: They have Durant, they have Stephen Curry playing at a very high level (36 points Monday), they have a defense that can clamp down on vulnerable offenses, and they have the Brown-Steve Kerr coaching ...

Sport Isco declares he will stay at Real Madrid despite 'complicated' season
Author: 0 Isco declares he will stay at Real Madrid despite 'complicated' season

Real Madrid doubled their lead and took a massive step towards the title in the 55th minute, however, when Benzema converted from close range after Kameni had kept out a strike from Ramos. 'I feel really happy and really fresh at the right time of the season. "I won everything with this shirt, but winning the league today is the maximum".

Author: 0 Zidane giving nothing away about Gareth Bale ahead of Cardiff final

Overall, Messi has won four Champions League trophies, eight La Liga titles, five Copa del Reys, seven Supercopa de Espanas, three FIFA Club World Cups and three UEFA Super Cups. "We're in the eye of the storm now and we're happy to be here". I play freely. I play on the wing, down the middle. "I will feel lucky when I sit in the dug-out on Saturday".

Author: 0 Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal win in French Open first round

Djokovic turned to the retired eight-time grand slam victor on the eve of the year's second major after admitting he had been in "crisis" for much of the last 10 months. With 1999 French Open champion Agassi in the players box for the first time after agreeing a short-term coaching role, Djokovic experienced some trouble against the world No.

Sport Hertha Berlin sign Australia midfielder Leckie
Author: 0 Hertha Berlin sign Australia midfielder Leckie

Berlin's coach Pal Dardai has quickly snapped up the speedy forward. Hertha, who did not disclose the length of the deal, finished sixth in the Bundesliga under Hungarian Dardai to guarantee a berth in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

Author: 0 Real will treat 15th European Cup final like a first - Ramos

I played football very well, but did not score many goals . "In 2015 we got to the final and deserved it but perhaps we didn't feel confident enough because we had come out of a number of years of struggling in the Champions League ". "Especially now, because Juventus ... they always had very good teams but now..." The Italians are seeking to become the first team to lift the trophy unbeaten since Manchester United in 2008.

Author: 0 Has Lebanon banned 'Wonder Woman' over its Israeli lead actress?

On her Facebook page , Gadot had praised Israel's military during the 2014 Gaza-Israel war, sending prayers to soldiers "who are risking their lives protecting my country against the horrific acts conducted by Hamas ". Gadot served two years in the Israeli Army upon reaching the age of 18, a mandatory service requirement for most Israeli citizens, working as a combat trainer.

Sport ICC Champions Trophy 2017: England win the toss for Bangladesh opener
Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy 2017: England win the toss for Bangladesh opener

De Villiers further said that he is expecting a competitive tournament where even the top sides would not be able to take things easy in any matches. Morgan, who was able to watch from the other end as Root completed his 10th ODI hundred, said: "Obviously Alex continued his form - Joe, unbelievable, as usual - and it was nice for me to get some runs as well".

Sport Ron & Don: Penguins look 'lousy' in Stanley Cup Final
Author: 0 Ron & Don: Penguins look 'lousy' in Stanley Cup Final

In Game 1 , Pittsburgh went an astounding 37 minutes without a shot on goal with the game tied 3-3. It's hard to fathom now, but after failing to score in the Eastern Conference final, there was talk whether the Penguins would make Guentzel, who leads the playoffs with 12 goals, a healthy scratch for Game 1 of the Cup final.

Sport Penguins defeat Predators in Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final
Author: 0 Penguins defeat Predators in Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne sits on the bench after being pulled during the third period in Game 2 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins , Wednesday, May 31, 2017 , in Pittsburgh . "But [Wednesay] night, they made more mistakes surrounding the pinch than they had previously in the playoffs and paid a high price for that". The Swede dangled the puck around Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta and beat Matt Murray at 12:57 of the first period.

Sport Tiger Woods needs our help, says Jack Nicklaus
Author: 0 Tiger Woods needs our help, says Jack Nicklaus

Tiger failed the field sobriety test , including the one-leg stand and nose touch. "Woods closed his statement by thanking the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County sheriff's office". "I hope he gets out of it", Nicklaus said, adding, "He needs a lot of support from a lot of people". The affidavit listed four medications including Vicodin that Woods reported taking.

Sport Marco Andretti has 2 chances to bounce back at Detroit GP
Author: 0 Marco Andretti has 2 chances to bounce back at Detroit GP

Bourdais is out for the season after being injured in a crash preparing for the Indianapolis 500 . "I was questioning myself, 'Why am I racing in here?' There's still 250,000 people living in temporary housing today". NAPA Auto Parts was added to Rossi's vehicle as the primary sponsor last year right before qualifying, and Ruoff Home Mortgage stepped up to sponsor Sato's vehicle after qualifying this year.

Sport Stuttering Murray faces Del Potro test in Paris
Author: 0 Stuttering Murray faces Del Potro test in Paris

Murray, the 2016 runner-up, reached the third round with a bruising 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) win over Martin Klizan of Slovakia. "He is, in my opinion, one of the best players in the world when he is fit and healthy", top seed Murray, who has had a disappointing season, said of the 2009 US Open champion.

Author: 0 Champions League Finals: When Will Real Madrid Battle Juventus & How To Watch

But we haven't won anything yet", he added. Do Real Madrid have the deeper squad to win out in this one? Morientes said: "To win the title two times in a row is very hard". At the heart of that Juventus defense is a guy looking to become the oldest Champions League victor: 39-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon .

Author: 0 Durant powers Warriors rout over Cavaliers in NBA Finals opener

The 2017 NBA Finals begin on Thursday, June 1, as the Golden State Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the best-of-7 championship series at Oracle Arena in Oakland , California. The Cavs' Big 3 is awesome, but they'll need help from the bench against Golden State. Durant, who missed 20 games during the regular season with a sprained knee, was simply spectacular in his Warriors championship series debut.

Sport Rihanna heckles Durant in Game 1, steals show
Author: 0 Rihanna heckles Durant in Game 1, steals show

It is what it is. "But that's what stands out". The Cavaliers committed 20 turnovers, many of them unforced errors, and the Warriors responded by converting those extra possessions into 21 points, including 11 markers off of eight Cleveland miscues in the second half.

Sport Thailand Open: Saina, Praneeth to play their respective semis
Author: 0 Thailand Open: Saina, Praneeth to play their respective semis

Sourabh, seeded 12th, survived a challenge from compatriot Anand Pawar 21-17, 20-22, 21-14 in men's singles event, while Sai Uttejitha Rao dished out a gallant fight to see off Indonesia's Jesica Muljati 13-21, 24-22, 27-25 in women's singles that lasted an hour and 16 minutes.

Sport KD, Warriors KO Cavs in Game 1
Author: 0 KD, Warriors KO Cavs in Game 1

We got to do a better job of playing with more pace, attacking more. The team as a whole was not sharp from the perimeter or the free-throw line (11-for-16), and to start the game , the Warriors were not even sharp at the rim - Golden State was 4 of 10 on shots at the rim in the first quarter, before recovering to go a ideal 10 of 10 the rest of the game .

Author: 0 Appiah backs Juventus to win Uefa Champions League

Expected starting XI : Juventus: Gianluigi Buffon; Andrea Barzagli , Leonardo Bonucci , Giorgio Chiellini; Dani Alves , Sami Khedira, Miralem Pjanic , Alex Sandro; Mario Mandzukic, Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala . It would be Europe's best defence team versus the best attack. While Real Madrid's famed "BBC" partnership of Bale , Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo is unlikely to start together in this final, Juventus will look to their own "BBC" to give them the coveted ...

Author: 0 Predators frustrated but confidence not shaken

And that doesn't even include the catfish tossed onto the ice by a Predators fan at PPG Paints Arena in the middle of a second period. And after Rinne had allowed four goals on 11 shots in Game 1 , he wanted to feel good about his game again.

Author: 0 Ronaldo? Zidane? Real Madrid boss names the ultimate Galactico

I've seen it as a player, I've seen it as a coach. "Winning La Liga doesn't change anything, even though we finally did it". But, Buffon said, "I have always maintained that, in football, making the final means nothing if you don't win it".

Author: 0 Curry urges Warriors to be themselves against Cavaliers

Under Armour is banking on these being a more successful release than the Curry 3's which underwhelmed the company as far as sales, having taken a massive roll of the dice by overproducing and not getting enough demand in exchange. James finished with 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists, Irving scored 24 points and Love had 15 points and 21 rebounds . Will the four-time MVP LeBron James and the Cavs bring home another trophy to Cleveland , a back-to-back championship title? "Just ...

Author: 0 Pick your British & Irish Lions XV for the All Blacks Test series

He said: "If majority are not playing, what's stopping them getting on a plane now with most of the squad, for example?" Such was New Zealand's status as a growing force that the 1908 tour saw more games being staged in that country than Australia , and the All Blacks delivered a standard by which the Lions found themselves judged.

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy: Dinesh Karthik looks to exploit England conditions

Though, the Captain Morgan expects all three to be fit to play. " Ben Stokes has had a little bowl today, and we will see how he pulls up tomorrow to see how much he will bowl - but I certainly see him bowling". And in both the games, India managed to bundle out the opposition inside 40 overs. This may turn out to be a good preparation, especially when followed by a couple of 50-over warm-up games to get the mindfully attuned to the longer version.

Sport Penguins Halfway Home To The Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Penguins Halfway Home To The Stanley Cup

Even when they had a power-play advantage, the Pens generated little against a Preds penalty kill - 0 for 5 through two periods with only two shots - that's been excellent throughout the playoffs. We want more. It's our game. At the moment, Guentzel has scored 49 goals this season, the 21 in the minors, 16 more in 40 regular-season National Hockey League games, and now all those playoff goals as well.

Author: 0 Juventus great Buffon still driven by fear

Having taken part in three of the last four finals, Ramos believes this experience can give Real an edge and as such victory. This story has been corrected to show that Juventus has won six consecutive Serie A titles, not five. They have also managed to score 21 goals with Paulo Dybala scoring four and looking threatening in every game he has played. "In the long run, anything can happen".

Sport Cavaliers: 2017 NBA Finals Game 1 Preview
Author: 0 Cavaliers: 2017 NBA Finals Game 1 Preview

Warriors starting center Zaza Pachulia returned after missing the final two games at San Antonio with a bruised right heel and contributed eight points and six rebounds. The defensive woes that plagued the Cavaliers late in the regular season were glaring against the star-laden Golden State Warriors in a 113-91 loss in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

Author: 0 Rihanna heckles Kevin Durant during NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant answers questions after Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Oakland , Calif. So definitely a lot of things we can correct and get better at". When the Cavs gave help, Curry hit 3-pointers. If you had one knock on Golden State over their past 3 years of dominance, it'd be that they tend to struggle taking care of the ball.

Sport Penguins take 2-0 Stanley Cup lead
Author: 0 Penguins take 2-0 Stanley Cup lead

That, above everything, they have. Most would assume the Nashville Predators would be out of it at this point, going into the second period trailing by three to the defending champions. Subban expressed confidence in Rinne, as the team did after the Game 1 loss. The Predators say Jackson will take the stage on Lower Broadway about 2 1/2 hours before scheduled puck drop of Game 3 against the Pittsburgh Penguins .

Sport Predators coach refuses to discuss possible goalie change
Author: 0 Predators coach refuses to discuss possible goalie change

Then again, these things can change in a hurry. Playing with their backs against the wall multiple times in these playoffs has only proven the Penguins' tenacity for relentlessness. Nashville's lone goal game off the stick of Pontus Aberg while Pekka Rinne allowed all four goals on 25 shots before being pulled in the third in favor of Juuse Saros who stopped both shots he saw.

Author: 0 Ernesto Valverde Is New Barcelona Coach

Barcelona have confirmed Erneste Valverdo as their new head coach following the departure of Luis Enrique . Valverde did not confirm reports that he has already reached a deal to coach Barcelona next season, and did not dismiss taking a year off after four seasons at Athletic.

Author: 0 Real Madrid eye 'date with history' - Ramos

Ronaldo , after all, has saved his best for last. "I feel good", Ronaldo said before travelling to Britain, "in great form". The Champions League final is always a highlight in the football calendar but the showpiece game for the competition this year has the potential to be an absolute cracker.

Sport Juventus bar Zidane's path to history with Madrid
Author: 0 Juventus bar Zidane's path to history with Madrid

Ex-Juve player Zidane said he did not see the current version of his old team as a typically defensive Italian side, and predicted an open game on Saturday. "Of this prestigious club where the best players have played, each and every one of them in their prime". Ramos has scored 10 goals in all competitions this season as Madrid won LaLiga while enjoying their fine run in Europe.

Author: 0 Murray confident ahead of Del Potro clash

Del Potro , an Argentine who has faced his own injuries, talked quietly with Spain's Almagro before the two walked slowly back to the bench. Murray beat del Potro in four titanic sets a year ago to win the gold medal at the Olympics, but lost to him in the Davis Cup semifinals in September.

Author: 0 Champions League: Which formation should Juventus use against Real Madrid?

For the last four seasons, Cristiano has finished top of the Champions League scoring lists with rival Messi top scorer in the four previous seasons. "This isn't Alves v Real Madrid , this is Real Madrid v Juventus , and the last time they won with an offside goal ", said the Brazilian, who has never shied away from controversy.

Author: 0 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators - 5/25/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Schultz has picked up two goals and six assists in 14 post-season games this year, while Hornqvist has four goals and three assists in 14 playoff games. During Game Six, Methot made sure to show Crosby that his surgically repaired finger was fully functioning. "We can't beat ourselves, and we got to stick to managing the puck well and making sure that we're not losing three and four guys on either our forecheck or offensive zone", he said .

Sport Nishikori beats Kokkinakis at French Open
Author: 0 Nishikori beats Kokkinakis at French Open

Wozniacki took the first set 6-2, while Bellis looks to be in control of the second set up 5-2 before the darkness took over at Roland Garros on Friday evening. It has all the makings of being the match of the third round - provided del Potro's injury-prone body holds up. - The Canadian will face Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova, the 17th seed, in the second round.

Author: 0 French Open 2017 Results: Winners, Scores, Stats from Friday's Singles Bracket

And then the fourth and fifth set went the way I hoped that the whole match can go. "I came into this match very optimistic after playing those two very good opening matches", Djokovic added. As light rain fell, Djokovic regained his composure - despite berating the ball boys - to level the match at two sets each and was quickly a break up in the decider.

Sport The View from Pluto: Cavs Uphold a Game One Playoff Tradition, Losing
Author: 0 The View from Pluto: Cavs Uphold a Game One Playoff Tradition, Losing

All of which added up to a 12.4 metered market result for the primetime game . Golden State has won the last two home meetings with Cleveland by an average of 28.5 points since losing Game 7 of last year's NBA Finals . The Cavs had a relatively mediocre season before stepping on the gas on the playoffs. "In shooting 34.9 percent as a team with 20 turnovers, there clearly wasn't in Game 1 ".

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