When the Warriors are at their best, as they were in a 113-91 blowout of the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, the highlight reels overflow with images of Kevin Durant dunking or Stephen Curry pulling up deep behind the three-point line to launch impossibly pure swishes.
Rafael Nadal , meanwhile, produced one of the most lopsided wins of his clay career, with the nine-time French Open victor crushing Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-0, 6-1, 6-0. Why did you give me warning? "Perfection? I don't know about that", said Nadal, who plans to celebrate his 31st birthday on Saturday by watching Real Madrid take on Juventus in the Champions League final.
Someone couldn't wait for Martina McBride to become the latest country star to sing the national anthem before tossing the first catfish onto the ice during warm-ups. With nearly everyone banged up at this time of year, perhaps it doesn't hurt either team to have some time off. "He kept us in the game", winger Jake Guentzel said.
The incident took place around 10 minutes prior to the end of the match, which Juventus lost 4-1 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. An injured Juventus fan cries at the end of the Champions League final in Turin's San Carlo square.
Del Potro was the 2009 U.S. Open champion. But a late call from the line judge had the umpire down from his chair to check the mark, and only once the two of them had conferred over the clay could Murray claim the spoils. I'm working things out whilst I'm playing the matches. Murray will face either John Isner or Russian Karen Khachanov in the next round at Roland Garros as the duo prepare to square off later on Saturday evening.
Ronaldo scored two of his side's goals, moving onto 600 for his career and sealing the competition's top scorer award for a record fifth straight season, and sixth time overall. Leonardo Bonucci's deep ball was brought down by Alex Sandro, who cut it back to Higuain in the penalty area. In the colours of the national team , under the guidance of his former Juve coach Marcello Lippi, Buffon won the World Cup in 2006, making up for the disappointment of missing out on Italy's European ...
What a dominant NBA Finals opener with the Warriors . The Cavs can score. I see nothing preventing them from going to eight to 10 straight Finals . They're going to try to get their 3-point shooters going and rebound the ball. "When we have KD bringing the ball up, and Steph and Klay on the wings, you have to pick your poison".
Kumble's contract ends after the Champions Trophy and as expected he deserved an extension, but the BCCI invited applications for the role with the former legspinner also getting a direct entry. "As a passionate Pakistan supporter, it's natural that I would want my team to finish on the winning side against any team, and especially against India ", Afridi wrote in a column for the International Cricket Council (ICC ).
Several factors contributed to the Cavaliers' resurrection, including the National Basketball Association suspending Warriors volatile forward Draymond Green for Game 5 after Green was assessed a flagrant-1 foul for hitting James in the groin in Game 4.
I have never seen anything like the scene around tonight's game in Nashville. The Predators remain without the services of Ryan Johansen and Kevin Fiala, and forward Colin Wilson did not participate in Games One or Two due to injury .
The 25-year-old was given an 8/10 for his performance against the Old Lady as they claimed back-to-back European Cups after sealing a 4-1 win at the Principality Stadium. Casemiro restored Madrid's lead just after the hour and further goals from Ronaldo and substitute Asensio confirmed victory before Juve substitute Juan Cuadrado was harshly shown a second yellow card for pushing Sergio Ramos .
The decibel level in Bridgestone Arena was off the charts - and when it was all over, you could honestly say, the crowd practically willed the Predators to victory during Saturday's pivotal third game of the Stanley Cup final . Also, goaltender Pekka Rinne will likely be starting, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports . There's a reason Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan stresses a "counterattack mentality".
Defending women's champion Garbine Muguruza said she turns to baking in her spare time to help cope with the pressure of playing at Grand Slam tournaments. He will play 20th seed Pablo Carreno Busta, who dumped No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. The fourth seed needed only 90 minutes to see off the Georgian and secured his place in the fourth round with his most one-sided win at Roland Garros.
However, if they were under any extra pressure, Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA were not showing any nerves in the early stages of the race as won the pre-start duel and made their way off off the start line ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand.
Zidane , 44, led Madrid to glory in last season's Champions League less than five months after succeeding Rafael Benitez to take up his first managerial role. Leonardo Bonuccis deep ball was brought down by Alex Sandro, who cut it back to Higuain in the penalty area. It all started in 2013 when Mandžukić's Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund.
The 29th seed had a fragmented clay court season but came into this match with a real chance of upsetting the world number one after reaching the quarter-final in the Rome Masters where he upset world number nine, Kei Nishikori . "Too much frustration. I couldn't believe that I lost that set, because I had many opportunities to win". Del Potro lauded Murray's adjustments - new returning angles, more and more leg-sapping drop shots, even attacking the 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) Argentine's ...
Arsenal has confirmed a 10% reduction in the price of season ticket renewals for gold members, after the club failed to qualify for next season's Champions League . Liverpool last qualified for the Champions League in the 2013-14 Premier League season when they finished second behind Manchester City . 'He's 28, 29 soon so he knows the clock is ticking and I'm sure he wants to be successful with Arsenal '.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will both face their former clubs in the 2017 Uefa Super Cup after Real Madrid successfully defended their Champions League trophy. Substitute Juan Cuadrado's late dismissal, picking up a second yellow card for a late foul on Ramos (who arguably embellished the contact) was the final ounce of fight from a beaten Juve side.
But Zverev stood tall in the breaker and took over in the second set, dropping just three points on serve and breaking Raonic twice more n the set whilst winning half of his return points. We'll see what future brings. Speaking after his defeat in the Rome Masters to Alexander Zverev , Djokovic confirmed he was going to work with the eight-time Grand Slam victor.
A few minutes later, Andretti Autosport teammate Alexander Rossi bumped him off the pole with a run of 231.487. Rossi ended Alonso's hopes of becoming the first rookie to win the pole. Last night at 9:40, pole victor Scott Dixon , three-time Indy 500 victor Dario Franchitti , and Dixon's wife Emma Davies-Dixon were at the drive through at the Taco Bell in Speedway when they were robbed at gunpoint .
Game 4 is Monday night in Nashville . The Penguins lead the series , two games to none, and another Pittsburgh win tonight nearly certainly means we'll have our first repeat Cup champion since the 1998 Detroit Red Wings. Martina McBride sang the national anthem. Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury used his stick to sweep the fish toward the bench where someone scooped it up. There's a reason Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan stresses a "counterattack mentality".
That isn't the issue. With that said, they still have a real chance to fix what they did wrong and get better performances from their supporting cast and make this a series. But Golden State also baited James and Irving into driving toward help defenders while at other times relying on their excellent individual defenders to push them off their preferred shooting spots.
Late Thursday, more video surfaced of Woods in lock-up, struggling to take a breathalyzer test. A law enforcement official conducting the test is heard instructing him multiple time to blow into the tube of the machine rather than sucking in.
Gavaskar, the first batsman to breach the 10,000-run mark in Test cricket, said Kumble's results over the last one year show he has done nothing wrong. "It's been really good . I am simply going by the results and when you go by the results of past year, you can say he has done nothing wrong". Former Cricketer Sunil Gavaskar states that it's very hard for a coach and a captain to believe in same things in Cricketing matters.
Mario Mandzukic's first-half equaliser goes down as one of the very best final goals, but ultimately counts for naught. Ronaldo has scored 10 times in this year's competition and you would not back against him adding to that tally in south Wales, but as many as a dozen different players have gotten on the scoresheet in their 12 matches, even without Marcelo , Luka Modric and James Rodriguez netting any goals.
It's the game of cricket. One may call it a mini World Cup, but there will be nothing miniature about the thrilling matches which will be played during the 16-day tournament. From the choice of Imrul Kayes and Sabbir Rahman, one of them will play the No. 3 in the batting lineup. "Our depth is probably our strength", he said, comparing the 2017 squad to teams past.
As this highly anticipated rematch tipped off at last, the biggest difference from previous year was clear. Rivals shot only 1-for-12 against him, allowing Durant to strike for 38 points and guard Stephen Curry to score 28. "When you turn the ball over, that's when they become very unsafe because those guys, they sprint down the lane, they sprint to the three-point line, they put a lot of pressure on your defence", James said.
Anaheim Ducks right wing Ondrej Kase (86), of the Czech Republic, shoots the puck past Nashville Predators defenseman Matt Irwin (52) for a goal during the second period in Game 6 of the Western Conference final in the National Hockey League hock.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid defeated Juventus to win their second-straight Champions League title. Real Madrid won a record 12th Champions League/European Cup trophy courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo's double against Juventus .
The Predators have outplayed the Penguins in the entire series so far except for a five minute stretch in Game 1 and a three minutes stretch in Game 2 where the Penguins scored six goals. He struggled in the late periods of Game 1 , but made some top-notch saves in Game 2 . "The chances that we've given up are low; the shot opportunities we've given up are low", Laviolette said.
Durant scored 38 points on 14-of-26 shooting, grabbed eight rebounds and passed off eight assists while Stephen Curry added 28 points, sinking six-of-11 three-pointers as Golden State dominated Cleveland in nearly every area in the first game of the best-of-seven series.
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. Win two at home and they're back in Pittsburgh with a tied series . No series in the first three rounds this spring was scheduled for more than 15 days, and all this following a super condensed schedule because of the World Cup and bye weeks that squished an 82-game regular season ...
Although the first-half appeared the two teams were equally matched, the second half proved a different story as Juventus had no answer for a dominating Madrid squad. "In the first half we played beautifully". In the second half though it all went the way of Real. "We knew that Juventus are an unbelievably good defending team".
It was very interesting to read the other day - I go through the stats quite regularly - that in the a year ago we've scored the third-most amount of 300s. "That said, I quite like Sarfraz Ahmed , the wicketkeeper-batsman". Laxman praised the Indian batsmen for showing the temperament and skills in English conditions.
Real took control after the interval, Brazilian midfielder Casemiro's deflected shot restoring the lead before Ronaldo sealed victory for Zinedine Zidane's side after poking home from close range following Luka Modric's cross. It was not the first time that the forward has notched up a centenary goal. he also scored Madrid's 200th and 400th goals in the competition. "I prepared myself for this, you win the biggest prizes because of what you do at the end of the season", Ronaldo, who has ...
What ensued was not your typical diamond scuffle, to say the least, ESPN reported . They have some history between them - in the 2014 NL Division Series, Harper hit two home runs off Strickland, and the All-Star outfielder glared at the reliever as he rounded the bases.
Italian champions Juve made an imposing start with three early shots fired at Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas, although Zinedine Zidane's side took full advantage of their first opening when Ronaldo clinically side-footed home Dani Carvajal's cut back on a counter-attack in the 20th minute.
This is the tournament I want to win the most to complete the four majors. This was to be Mickelson's 27th U.S. Open tournament and he was feeling confident with the way his game was shaping up heading into it. He turns 47 this month and believes he'll have more chances. The 2013 British Open remains Mickelson's last tournament victory. "Back of your head, you're like, maybe something will change, maybe something will change, but nothing is really change, so here we are, " Mickelson said.
Things got even worse for Juve when substitute Juan Cuadrado was sent off for picking up a second yellow card following a challenge on Sergio Ramos . As a player, he was in two consecutive Champions League finals with Juventus , losing both times , including to Madrid in 1998. He showed Cuadrado a second yellow and Juventus - already in the mire and desperately trying to chase things - were down to 10 men, their job made all the more hard by Ramos and his blatant cheating.
Game 5 allowed the Cavaliers to break numerous records on their way to the Finals once again, now holding the league record with 13 straight victories in closeout games as a franchise in the playoffs lasting from 2009 to now. During the game , history was made as Bron Bron was able to add a fact to the "GOAT" debate. "I've been on both sides", the point guard said Tuesday night after scoring a playoff career-high 42 points, the most by a James teammate in any postseason game.
He knows that's not exactly the case. After averaging 27.7 shots per game in the first three games of this series , Pittsburgh has made adjustments on offense and peppered the Senators with 39 shots per game over the last three games. "The guys are fighters, and they choose to fight". "It probably escalates with every game just because teams get to know each other", Crosby said to the media after the game.
The first Champions League final to be played beneath a closed roof saw Juve hit their heads against a familiar ceiling as they missed out on a chance to complete the first Treble in their history. "It's been a brilliant season". "Second half Madrid won all the battles all over the pitch". They certainly don't after another incredible season, even at the age of 32.
The veteran right-hander got four of his five strikeouts on sliders and otherwise used the pitch to keep White Sox batters from sitting on his fastball. RBI singles by Jose Iglesias and Andrew Romine made it 4-0, and Avila followed with a two-run homer. "That's a great offence, and they are going to hurt you when you make that many mistakes".
Real, who now have a record 12 European Cup wins, grabbed the lead in the 20th minute through Ronaldo, who slotted the ball low into the corner after a clever cut-back from Dani Carvajal following a classic counter-attack. "When it's not looking good, that's when we can't lose our hope", Ramos said Friday. Italian champions Juventus have lost five Champions League finals since they last won the competition in 1996.
But what is sure, is that we are living in the era of Real Madrid . Juventus , from Turin, Italy, has not lost during the 2016-17 Champions League season, and a win would give the side a third European Championship. Cristiano Ronaldo became one of the few to score twice in a UEFA Champions League Final . "I say "we" because even if this time I will not be on the pitch, I will be the number one supporter", the veteran midfielder wrote in a column for La Stampa , the daily based in ...
Joe Root's classy century led England to a convincing win. "For me the four semi-finalists would be England , Australia , South Africa and India and whichever team plays well on that particular day will win the championship but it is going to be highly competitive tournament ", Laxman concluded.
Mario Mandzukic's sensational overhead kick cancelled out Cristiano Ronaldo's opener, but the No 7 went on to score his 600th career goal, before Casemiro and Marco Asensio rounded off a memorable rout for Madrid, who also won their first League and European cup double since 1958.
The police also noticed the auto had its brake lights on and signal for the right turn blinking. Woods told officers he takes several prescriptions including vicodin. Woods is out for the rest of season as he continues to recover from a fourth back surgery. According to WPBF , Woods' first court appearance related to the suspected DUI will be in Palm Beach County on July 5, 2017.
Woods then said a statement that it was a reaction to the prescription drugs he had been taking. In fact, per recent reports, he blew a 0.00 in the breath test police gave him. The vehicle was running and Woods was "asleep at the wheel and had to be woken up", the report said. He also was cited for improper parking. Wearing black athletic shorts and a white T-shirt, Woods told police he had returned from playing golf in Los Angeles.
Real Madrid back in for David De Gea! He would go on to win two more Players' Player of the Year and Fans' Player of the Year Awards. Under Louis van Gaal , de Gea was truly tested being put pressure an enormous number of times . The Sun suggest Madrid were confident their latest £60million offer for the Spaniard would be accepted by United but they were swiftly rejected by the Premier League giants.