Stephen Curry did his share by scoring 28 points with six 3-pointers and 10 assists as this sure-to-be thrilling trilogy began, a long-expected, spectacular grand finale envisioned ever since that July day Durant left Oklahoma City to join the loaded Warriors .
Where to watchFans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner (s) here. It's all or nothing for Massimiliano Allegri and Juventus in the Champions League final on Saturday. "I play whenever I think I should". We know all about pressure at Real Madrid . They have conceded just three goals in 12 games so far, while Real have scored in every single one of their 12 games - a total of 32 goals.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have skated away from the Nashville Predators and Pekka Rinne in the third period of Game 2 . The Penguins won Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final , 4-1, on Wednesday night with a much more commanding performance than their odd 5-3 win over the Predators in Monday's Game 1 .
Tributes for the people who died in Monday's bomb attack fill a street in Manchester. Among those taken into custody in Libya were the suspected bomber's father and his younger brother, the latter of whom confessed to knowing "all the details" of the attack plot, Libyan anti-terror authorities said.
However, Wenger insists that he still keeps a keen interest in the forward, but is yet to submit a bid to sign him this summer. The topic of Mahrez's potential departure from the King Power Stadium has been raised after the Algeria worldwide reportedly informed Leicester of his intention to leave.
As they have proven in this season's competition they have great offensive pedigree. Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos spoke to the media on the eve of his team's Champions League final against Juventus in Cardiff . Spanish giants Real are hoping to become the first team to successfully defend their title in 27 years - and the first to do so in the history of the Champions League .
He had been a reserve to Danilo but won the crowd and the coach's confidence with solid performances. "We're here: Juve-Real, the Champions League final ", Pirlo wrote in La Stampa. Set pieces will be crucial . Today I play in NY so I'll watch once the game has started, but between keeping an eye on my phone and running home, I won't miss it.
Madrid will play Juventus at 6.45am tomorrow in Cardiff . Buffon, 39, will become the oldest player to win the Champions League if he finally gets his hands on the trophy in the Welsh capital and will be spurred on by the heartache of losing two previous finals.
The defending champion Penguins hold a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series , which shifts to Nashville for Game 3 on Saturday. Seemingly the worst thing would be for that trend to continue Wednesday when they face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second contest of the Stanley Cup Final (7 p.m., NBC Sports Network).
The ex-Juventus boss says Arsenal are favourites at Wembley after they missed out on Champions League qualification, failing to finish in the top four for the first time in manager Arsene Wenger's near 21-year tenure. Speaking ahead of the FA Cup final against Arsenal this weekend though, Terry refused to have his Stamford Bridge send-off spoiled by his critics, although his comments did little to remove the sense that the whole scenario was planned to feed his ego.
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.
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.
Replacements: Jamie George (for Best, 49) 6, Mako Vunipola (for Marler, 49) 6, Tadhg Furlong (for Sinckler, 49) 6, George Kruis (for Henderson, 49) 6, Justin Tipuric (for Warburton, 66) 5, Rhys Webb (for Laidlaw, 57) 6, Owen Farrell (for Sexton , 48) 8.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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 ...
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".
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
The film, which again stars Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, and other franchise favorites Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush and Keira Knightley , has been largely panned by critics and now has a 32 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes .
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.
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 .
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 ...
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.
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".
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
The Indian government has made it clear that bilateral cricketing activities can not take place between the two teams in the present circumstance. "Led by Virat Kohli , the Indians possess a formidable batting line-up that can flay any bowling attack on its day".
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".
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.