After seeing Lionel Messi and Barcelona reign with four titles in a decade, Cristiano Ronaldo's Madrid raised its game the last four seasons and again became the team to beat in the continent. "We, on the other hand, have lost a lot of finals". "There's only so much you can do". A bomb scare triggered panic among Juventus fans assembled to watch the Champions League final in Turin on Saturday, leaving some 1,000 supporters injured, according to local police.
But it should be remembered that the Cavaliers were 2-0 down at this stage previous year, and they didn't take Sunday's loss lying down. He had important decisions to make, too, such as what to do when Draymond Green picked up his third foul 10 seconds into the second quarter.
While the Predators lost Game 1 , many fans remained optimistic about Nashville's hopes of winning its first Stanley Cup . In Game 2 , the Predators again owned the time of possession, outshooting the Penguins 38-27. Nashville took seven minor penalties in a 4-1 loss. Rinne went from a 94.7 save percentage to an 84 due to his 50-percent rate in the third period alone .
Golden State Warriors on Monday took a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals with a dominant 132-113 victory over Cleveland Cavaliers . Here are nine takeaways from the Warriors' Game 2 win. That wasn't the only time Durant lost three straight road games to get eliminated in a big series. "But having him back on the bench means a lot".
But his role shifted in Cleveland - we need you to rebound and sink 3-pointers. The Warriors led by as much as 22 points in the fourth, and Cleveland got no closer than 12. The carelessness continued in the second quarter and Curry was a major culprit. The Big Three combine for 75 points as the Cavs fall in Game 2. It was the first time he coached the Warriors since April 19.
Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden has died from injuries suffered last week in a bicycle accident in Italy , the hospital treating him confirmed Monday. We are all so proud of that. His fiancee Jackie, mother Rose and brother Tommy were by his side. Following a cycling incident close to Rimini on Wednesday 17th May, it is with great sadness that we report the passing of Nicky Hayden (Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team).
Thompson emerged from a postseason-long shooting funk to score 22 points with four 3-pointers while playing more stellar defense and pulling down seven rebounds for the Warriors , who shot 18 for 43 from deep. Curry listened and had a spectacular night to lead Golden State to a 2-0 NBA Finals advantage with Sunday's 132-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers .
World No. 1 Murray, the runner-up in Paris to Novak Djokovic in 2016, brushed aside Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. The 30-year-old made only one unforced error in pocketing the opening set and although he did drop serve late in the second, he broke back immediately to take complete control of his first meeting with the talented Russian.
Open champion, who has endured a series of operations on his left wrist, making two-handed backhands problematic. Wozniacki immediately broke back and also took the eighth game to leave her serving for the match. I can run, I can slide everywhere. Rafa Nadal wasted little time in advancing his pursuit of a 10th French Open title by demolishing fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to book his place in the last eight.
Wawrinka will play the victor of the all-French clash between Gael Monfils and Richard Gasquet in the fourth round. Japan's Kei Nishikori clenches his fist as he defeats Spain's Fernando Verdasco during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Monday, June 5, 2017 in Paris .
Bryce Harper , 24, leads all of Major League Baseball in fan balloting for the 2017 MLB All-Star Game, according to the MLB. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gio Gonzalez pitched into the seventh inning to win for the first time in more than a month, and the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Tuesday night.
Fourth seed Rafael Nadal followed Djokovic into the second round as he began his quest for a 10th title with a straightforward 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Benoit Paire of France. Ferrer, seeded 30, took his first-round record at Roland Garros to 15-0 with a 5-7 6-3 4-6 6-3 13-11 victory. American 25th-seed Steve Johnson was pushed all the way by Yuichi Sugita of Japan before he prevailed 6-3 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-7 (3-7) 6-3.
In strategy, that ( Vettel's victory) doesn't happen. Although he stopped short of directly criticizing Ferrari , "The Ice Man" clearly had a point to make. Mercedes struggled with its tyre temperatures all weekend long and was unable to match Ferrari's pace, with Wolff believing it to show where the advantage in F1 now lies.
The England captain admits it was "men against boys" when England were trounced by the Kiwis in their last meeting at a global one-day worldwide tournament. "I guess we've just got to beat England ". He added: "We can't let that dictate the way we play. The best thing we can do is go to Cardiff and win that game".
Khachanov had beaten Tomas Berdych and John Isner to make the last 16, but Murray went into the match buoyed by his third-round win over Juan Martin del Potro . Nishikori overcame a bagel start to beat Fernando Verdasco in four sets, but it will remain to be seen how much that and his carried over third round match affect him as he looked mighty tired as he reached the quarter-final.
Three days after lamenting 42.5 percent shooting and 21 misses in 33 3-point attempts, Golden State shot 18-for-43 (41.9 percent) from 3-point range, outscoring the Cavaliers 54-24 from beyond the arc. "Right now, it means nothing", James said minutes after the loss. "We've got a great opportunity in front of us and we've got to seize it". "The whole pregame process was all the same tonight, it was just a matter of him showing up on the bench and giving us that energy", Curry said .
Crosby faked a shot from behind the left face-off circle before moving in and finding the back of the net courtesy of a backhanded shot that bounced off the right post and off Nashville netminder Pekka Rinne . It was the first playoff goal for Arvidsson since Game 4 of the first round, and it put Nashville up 3-1. His injured left foot kept him out of a second straight game.
His contract at Ajax expired in 2019. Ajax confirmed on their official website that an agreement had been reached with Dortmund , with general manager Edwin van der Sar describing it as a "good deal". He had a hard start before whipping his young side into shape and making it to the final of the Europa League. Bosz is known for his attractive and attacking vision and has the late Johan Cruyff as one of his inspirators.
Then, last year, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster , a Republican from Pennsylvania, introduced a bill that would have privatized air traffic control. The idea is to remove air traffic control from the vagaries of the government budget process, which has limited the Federal Aviation Administration's ability to commit to long-term contracts and raise money for major expenditures.
Amla , who notched up his 25th ODI ton, was cautious to begin with as his side lost opener Quinton de Kock in the 13th over. South Africa kicked off their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 campaign with an impressive 96-run victory over Sri Lanka at the Oval , London .
In a statement released on Tuesday, the Gunners announced that the 23-year-old will join the Gunners "on a long-term contract" and will link up for pre-season training in July "subject to the completion of all regulatory processes". Kolasinac will be competing with two senior left-backs, Spainiard Nacho Monreal and England's Kieran Gibbs, for a first-team spot. He added: "I think my main strength is my mentality".
Asked for his general expectations after succeeding 2015 treble victor Luis Enrique, the 54-year-old replied, "I'd like things to go well and let the people enjoy it". "I know that coaches are blamed for every defeat, I know what I have exposed myself to", he added. "Valverde has the ability, judgment, knowledge and experience".
This marks Murray's seventh overall trip to the round of eight at Roland Garros . Nishikori, meanwhile, recovered from a first-set bagel at the hands of Fernando Verdasco to progress in four sets, while in Monday's other fourth-round match Cilic was 6-3 3-0 up on Kevin Anderson when the South African retired with a hamstring injury.
Khachanov had beaten Tomas Berdych and John Isner to make the last 16 but Murray came into the match buoyed by his third-round win over Juan Martin del Potro . Wawrinka, the third seed, booked a place in the quarter-finals for the fourth time with a comfortable 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 win over Gael Monfils , the last French player in the men's draw.
Listen, I know this isn't a sports site, but this tickles me: there is allegedly a rap track recorded by National Basketball Association superstars and current rivals Kevin Durant ( Golden State Warriors ) and LeBron James ( Cleveland Cavaliers ) floating around somewhere, as reported by ESPN .
It snapped a 12-game goal-less stretch for Crosby in the Stanley Cup Final - since Game 4 against the Red Wings in 2009 - and it was Crosby's first-ever goal in a Stanley Cup final road contest . It was a great second effort on the Arvidsson goal by Fisher to get that puck to Arvidsson, who scored on the short side on the breakaway. That sets up an interesting Game 4 , with Pittsburgh still leading the series 2-1 but Nashville riding the wave of its home fans.
Durant and the Golden State Warriors will be favored to dethrone the James-led Cleveland Cavaliers when the best-of-7 championship series begins Thursday, June 1 (Friday in Manila) at Oakland, California. "We just kept grinding". It's not something we talk about. Luckily for the Cavs, their stars seem to be playing their best at just the right time. "You take the bus in here over the today, and you see that Finals logo".
Sitting courtside with his friend, Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton, Neymar was enthralled with the game as the Warriors put on a show, despite all of LeBron James' efforts. "There's an eight on the stat sheet that I need to correct when we go to Cleveland, because the points that I gave up off turnovers in their building will electrify the crowd and their team." "And we forced them to 20 turnovers and they still beat us pretty good, so we got to be much better too", he said.
Authorities released the dashcam video of Tiger Woods's arrest in South Florida , showing what happened before he was booked on charges of driving under the influence early Monday morning. Woods, recovering from a fourth back operation since April 2014, is due in court in Palm Beach County on July 5. Police yesterday released dash cam footage of the 14-time major golf champion struggling to stay upright and walk in a straight line.
The second goal, he almost made a sprawling save, and at first the referee thought he did. Pittsburgh challenged the goal, arguing Murray was interfered with on the play. The over is 2-0-2 in Predators last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and the over is 2-0-2 in Predators last 4 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game while the over is 3-0-2 in Predators last 5 games following a win.
Whitlock then added James is sending a "terrible message" to black people by acting like a victim over vandalism to his second home. "No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough", James said.
And so when Strickland's first pitch - a 98-mph fastball - struck Harper square on the right hip, the Nats right fielder had a split-second to decide how to react. He's taken advantage of that. "They won the World Series that year and I don't even think he should be thinking about what happened in the first round.
West Ham and Aston Villa has also shown interest, but the German coach will now look to build a squad capable of surviving in the Premier League next season. "I'm not exhausted, but I'm not as fresh as the start of the season. So to be a part of the team to do that is very special, and I'll always remember that day".
He is a huge part of hockey's unusual historical symmetry: The Oilers had Gretzky and now have McDavid, and the Penguins had Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr and now have Crosby and Malkin. Crosby has tallied just three total goals in 22 Stanley Cup Final appearances, all on home ice, and the Penguins are a meagre 4-7 in 11 outings when Crosby fails to record a point.
Qatar's foreign minister said on Tuesday that Kuwait is trying to mediate and solve a diplomatic crisis. It's the worst diplomatic crisis to strike the region since the 1991 Gulf War. The move has shut down land, sea and air travel with the energy-rich nation. Doha-based satellite news network Al-Jazeera reported trucks carrying food had begun lining up on the Saudi side of the border, apparently stranded.
Likewise, Australia have been completely dominant over New Zealand as in four ICC Champions Trophy matches between them, all of them were won by the former. "Let's hope it's rust and let's hope it's gone", Smith said. "They have a very good bowling attack and it can make striking from ball one very hard".
Could Arsenal do a swap deal with Barcelona involving Hector Bellerin and Arda Turan? The 30-year-old midfielder was brought by Luis Enrique from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2015 after the Catalans agreed to pay €34m (£29.6m, $38.2m) plus add-ons for his services.
There were just four occasions during his first season with the Red Sox that matched what Price managed this time around, giving up one or fewer earned runs while going as many as seven innings. First baseman Chris Davis drove in Joey Rickard and Manny Machado with a two-run double. "I feel healthy. Just go out there and get better". He ended up allowing seven earned runs and four home runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Premier League newcomers Huddersfield are set for a £170million windfall following their promotion to the top flight - irrespective of whether or not they survive next season. "The prize is so big, I feel for ( Reading ).but it is our turn and I think we deserve it because of the way we have done it". It was heartbreaking end to the season for The Royals.
In recent years, Sudan has developed close diplomatic ties with both Saudi Arabia and Qatar, especially after it broke its decades-old relations with Shiite Iran. Some Egyptian banks said they were halting dealing with Qatari banks. The Qatari government has not responded to the severing of diplomatic ties, though it has previously denied funding extremist groups.
The win means Nadal has dropped just 20 games and not a single set in his four matches in the tournament to date and leaves him on course for a tenth title. "I also believe that you kind of attract, you know, certain things that when you are, you know, living under stress and fear of everything", he said.
A 3-pointer by Kyrie Irving kept the Cavaliers within 108-97 with 8:41 to go before Thompson, who shot 3-for-16 in Game 1, ignited the game-breaking run with a 3-pointer. "And you are talking two of the greatest players that we got in this world locked in the way they are, that's why we're up 2-0". "They won their first two games like they're supposed to".
The story as reported Monday by Chris Haynes of ESPN.com boils down to this: During the National Basketball Association lockout in 2011, Durant joined James in Akron, Ohio, to work out together as both stars looked to keep their skills sharp and stay in shape.
Tamim, who hit a century in Bangladesh's opening match against England , ended up with more than half his side's runs as he scored 95 from 114 balls, with six fours and three sixes. New Zealand will take on host England in what will be an intriguing Champions Trophy encounter in Cardiff on Tuesday with weather permitting.
The 14-time major victor has dropped just 20 games in four matches as he strives to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam . Carreno Busta has never played in the last eight of a Grand Slam event, and was forced to recover from trailing 1-0 and 2-1 to overcome Milos Raonic over five sets in the quarter-finals.
The fact the league is keeping overtime periods in the postseason at 15 minutes doesn't really matter, considering the postseason calls for games to reach a 2nd overtime and beyond until one team wins and one team loses. The league also decided upon changing the cut-down day rules Tuesday. This would allow both players to return from injured reserve to practice after six weeks, and be activated after eight weeks.
Goalkeeper Pekka Rinne returned to form for the Preds as well. Of course, based on the Nashville Predators' 4-1 win against the Penguins in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final Monday in Nashville, there was only one goalie now worthy of the award.
Kyrie Irving scored 24 points in the opener and Love had a big day in Game 2, but starters Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith have been almost invisible and the bench has offered little help. Iguodala needed 24 shots to score as many points over that time frame, and Green's Game 7 eruption coincided with the struggles of Curry and Thompson.
Oxlade-Chamberlain joined Arsenal during the 2011 summer transfer window but has struggled to make an impact at the Emirates. But according to reports, boss Arsene Wenger is determined to tie him down to a new contract in the first few weeks of the off-season, with the flier's deal set to expire in just over 12 months' time .
The song's title and theme are unknown, as are its whereabouts. However, just six years ago, the two came together to record a hip-hop record that had seemingly gone completely under the radar, until a snippet of it was released on Monday. Apparently there was some talk about the track being submitted for inclusion in the film " Thunderstruck ", which starred Durant. At the time, LeBron was a 26-year-old star for the Miami Heat and Durant a 23-year-old budding star for the Thunder.